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HILTS –JOANNE H. WHEELER - A ray of sunshine was returned to heaven on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham, NC when Joanne Hilts Wheeler became an angel. She was born October 28, 1938 in Elmira, NY to Catherine and Nelson Hilts. In addition to her parents, Joanne was preceded in death by her brother, Tim Hilts and son, Jeff Wheeler. Joanne graduated from Elmira Southside High School, where she met the love of her life and future husband, James "Jim" Wheeler. They were happily married for 60 years. She enjoyed travel and being a Red Cross volunteer wherever they were stationed during Jim's US Army career. Joanne never met a stranger and always saw the good in people. She was a great homemaker and hostess. Her contagious laughter was welcomed by all who knew and loved her. She was a very generous person who enjoyed making crafts and giving them to others. Surviving are her husband, Jim of Durham and her sister, Bette Cleveland of Elmira. Also surviving her are many loved and cherished family, cousins, nieces, nephews and special friends. Joanne is further survived by her beloved adopted family of Reverend Laure Kalau; Wellman, Andy, William and Malaika Kavul.  A family visitation will be held 1PM on Friday, July 20, 2018 at New Beginnings United Methodist Church, 300 E. Miller St, Elmira, NY. A memorial service will follow at 2PM. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Joanne's memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,, American Diabetics Association or New Beginnings United Methodist Church. The family is being assisted in Elmira by Olthof Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/15/2018

 

HINE –ELEANOR L. SARGENT, (94304) age 78, of Mansfield, PA, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at SSMH in Wellsboro. She was born on March 27, 1939 in Belleville, NY, a daughter of John and Ruth Hine. Eleanor was the wife of the late Frank Sargent Jr. She was employed as a clerk for Bilo. Eleanor enjoyed word search puzzles, sewing, baking, canning, coloring, and spending time with her family. She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Frank lll and Barbara Sargent of Mansfield, PA, Kim Sargent of Blossburg, PA ; a daughter and a son-in-law, Julie and Mark Campbell of Morris Run, PA; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren. Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank Jr.; two sons, Geoffrey James Sargent, infant Dale Allen Sargent; five brothers, Dick, Robert, John, Ed, Pete; two sisters, Phyla, and Christine. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 5PM to 7PM at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Mansfield Ambulance Association, 381 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at SSMH ICU department. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

KEITH RICHARD HINKEL, age 72, of Liberty, PA, died Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at his home. Keith was born November 22, 1945 in Danville, PA, a son of Maurice "Scott" and Mildred (Burrows) Hinkel. He was the husband of Linda (Plasterer) Hinkel for 50 years. He was a self-employed mechanical engineer and was a teacher for the Wellsboro Jr. Sr. High School. He collected marine models, and enjoyed working with metal. Keith is survived by his wife, Linda; a son, Keith (Tammy) Hinkel II of Liberty, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Valerie and Jamie Blackwell of Mt. Joy, PA; 2 brothers, Kyle of Burlington, NJ, Brian of WV; 4 grandchildren, Caleb, Ashleigh, Makenna and Alexandria. In keeping with Keith's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. –Funeral home obit

 

HINKLE –PEGGY ANN HINKLE COLE, 69, of Goshen, Virginia died Thursday, November 30, 2017 at her home. She was born August 29, 1948 in Lexington, Virginia, the daughter of Anna Mae Gentry Hinkle and the late Andrew Oliver Hinkle. Peggy was formerly employed as a secretary for BARC. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who was devoted to her family. Peggy is survived by her mother; her husband, Ralph "Sam" Philip Cole; children, Theresa Evans and husband Steve, Jeremy Cole, Tammy Montgomery and husband Douglas; son & grandson, Zach Cole; grandchildren, Damian and Danielle Montgomery, Olivia and Serena Evans, Aaron Cole; brothers, Andrew Hinkle, Jr and wife Min, Ronald Hinkle; sisters, Shelby Fridley and husband David, Sheila Shifflet and husband Kenny; numerous nieces and nephews, and a special aunt, Betty VanBuren. A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Lloyd Via officiating. Interment will be in Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at Craigsville Funeral Home. Arrangements are being handled by Craigsville Funeral Home. –News Leader 12/2/ 2017

 

HITCHCOCK –BELVA L. VERY, 88, of Montrose, PA passed away, Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at her home. Born July 18, 1929 in Fairdale, PA, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Vera [Brotzman] Hitchcock. Her husband Wayne Very predeceased her in November 23, 2016. She attended the Fairdale School and Rush High School. Later in she life gained a license to sell Real Estate. She lived around the Fairdale and Rush area all of her life. She and her husband started an electronic store in front of their home. Then 10 years later purchased the old McCain Store and combined the electronics and appliances to the General Store. In the mean time, her husband joined the Rush Volunteer Fire Co. and she operated the short wave radio for the local fire company before Susquehanna County had a radio system. She belonged to Fairdale Community United Methodist Church and was a charter member of the Rush Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary. She spent most of her time in the store, which she ran for 36 years. daughters & sons-in-law, Pamela Jenner & Jerry Myers of Springville, PA, Angel Very of Montrose, PA, Lori & Earl Tiffany of Montrose, PA, grandchildren, Michael [Rebecca] Jenner, Jason [Cheryl] Jenner, Erin Jenner, Eric [Danielle] Jenner, Colin Burridge, Casey Burridge, Kelly [Kylie] Burridge, Timothy Campbell, and Stephani Peck [Brandon Wheeler], great-grandchildren; Stanley [Megan] Ely, Dustin [Kayla] Ely, Melissa Bird [Jordan Smith], Bonnie Bird [Justin Hillier], David Jenner, Alan Jenner, Carol Ann [Justin] Steenstra, Elizabeth Nelson, Holly [Justin] Klieber, Cheyenne Jenner, Derek Jenner, Colin Burridge Jr., Benjamin Burridge [Amber Jones], Micah Burridge, Shay Robert Burridge, Isiah Decker, Lily Decker, Cooper Peck, and Silas Wheeler, great-great-grandchildren Jackson Steenstra, and Tripp Hillier. In addition to parents, and husband, her brothers, George, Irvin, John, Boyce, Clair, sisters, Ellen, Iva, and Louise all predeceased her. Service: 2:00 PM Friday, July 21, 2017 at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA. Visitation 1:00 PM until time of service on Friday. Instead of flowers, please consider memorial donation to either; Montrose Minute Men, P.O Box 461, 23 Hollister Drive, Montrose, PA or Rush Volunteer Fire, P.O Box 5, Lawton, PA or the Fairdale Community United Methodist Church, 6219 Ridge Road, Montrose, PA. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

HOEK –JANE BEVERLY HOEK MASKER, 74, of 353 Jackson Road, Rome, Orwell Township, Pennsylvania, passed away Saturday evening, May 19, 2018, at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Township, Pennsylvania. Jane was born on Jan. 20, 1944, in Patterson, New Jersey, the daughter of the late William and Evelyn Philhower Hoek. Jane was formerly employed by New York Twist Drill in Ramsey, New Jersey, Kasco Corp. in Wantage, New Jersey, Jordan Tool & Dye in Lafayette, New Jersey, HADCO in Vestal, New York, and GTE Sylvania in Towanda, Pennsylvania. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 498, LeRaysville, Pennsylvania, and the National Rifle Association. Jane loved taking photographs, capturing special memories whenever possible. She was an avid bowler in earlier years, participating with various bowling leagues and was a devoted fan of Elvis Presley. Jane’s life revolved around her family and home. She always treated everyone with love. Surviving are her husband of 55 years, James G. “Jim” Masker, whom she married on April 27, 1963; children, Alicia Vanderhoff (Gus Liaros) of Wantage, New Jersey, James (Silvia) Masker of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Nicole (Sean) Bailey, Guy Vanderhoff, Brett (Kristan) Masker, Tyler Masker, Kelly Masker and Yorgo Liaros; great-grandchildren, Adam Bailey, Matthew Bailey, Logan Bailey and Jaxson Masker; siblings, Gail O’Kelley of Saluda, North Carolina, Roger (Karen) Hoek of Watertown, New York, Jacqueline (Russ) Sheehan of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, Nancy (Louis) Dolloway of Sackets Harbor, New York, Janet (Richard) Nye of Ontario, Canada; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 25, 2018, with a funeral service to follow at 4 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pennsylvania, with Rev. Robert W. Martin officiating. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Animal Care Sanctuary, P.O. Box A, East Smithfield, PA or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA in Jane’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review 5/23/2018

 

EDWARD W. HOLCOMBE, age 96, 3745 Red Maple Lane, Bloomsburg, died at his home on Wednesday, September 20,  2017. He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Doris H. (Palmer) Holcombe on February 9, 1986. He is survived by his second wife, the former M. Ann (Spencer) Stone, whom he married on December 4, 1989. At his request, there will be no further obituary. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market Street, Bloomsburg. –Funeral home obit contributed by Lyle Rockwell

 

HOLLEY –PATRICIA MAE (HOLLEY) CLARK of Monroe Township, passed away Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Patricia was a beloved mother, nana and friend. She touched the lives of everyone she met and brought out the best in people. She, within the first few minutes of meeting someone, would not only make them feel like family but would do anything for anyone, even if it meant giving you the shirt off of her back if she felt you needed it more than she did. Heaven has gained an exceptional angel and we can all be comforted knowing that she is watching over us all. Patricia was born and grew up in Auburn Center, the daughter of the late William Henry and Minnie Viola (Farr) Holley. She was a Methodist, saved in 1958, and was a graduate of the Elk Lake School District, class of 1960. She taught Sunday school at the Gospel Center in Meshoppen and later in life at the Vernon Baptist Church. On July 28, 1962, Patricia married George Edward Clark and lived in Beaumont with their three children, William, Carol and Stephen. At the age of 49, she put herself through nursing school and received her LPN license. Her first nursing job was at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Over the course of her career, Patricia worked at various nursing homes where she tenderly looked after people during all stages of life. Nursing was her passion, as she loved helping people and it shined through everything she did. In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, George "Ed" Clark; and her brothers, William and Fredrick Holley. Surviving are her children, William Clark, of Beaumont, Stephen and wife, Marita Clark, of Crestwood, Ky., and Carol Layaou, of Mansfield; sisters, Nellie Benninger and Iva Benninger, both of Meshoppen, and Mildred "Jean" Heeman, of South Carolina. Patricia Clark is also survived by six grandchildren, Holley Hilbert, Brianna Clark, Malcolm Layaou, Mariah Clark, Samantha Clark and Matthew Clark; as well as two great-grandchildren, Stephanie Davies and Jenna Davies. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Nulton-Kopcza Funeral Home, 5749 SR 309, Monroe Township (Beaumont) with Pastor Val Rommel, of the Noxen United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment in Orcutt Grove Cemetery, Noxen. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. –Times Leader 8/6/2017

 

AMOS P. HOLLISTER, 92, a life-long resident of Montrose, passed away March 13, 2018, after a short illness at Endless Mountains Health Systems. Born January 26, 1926, he was the son of Amos and Keron Hollister. Amos was a 1944 graduate of Montrose High School and served in the US Air Force. He continued his education at Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania where he earned a degree in Veterinary Medicine. He was married to Ethel Ruth Augustine for 69 years until her death in February 2017. Amos was a Mason with the Warren Lodge, Montrose. He also served as an Elder and Trustee of the Montrose Presbyterian Church. He sang in the church choir, Church St. Singers, and The Southerntiersmen Barbershop Chorus. He was a member of the Montrose Hunting Camp and The Montrose Country Club where he loved to play golf. Amos is survived by his son, Robert J. (Jean) and son in law, Patrick Calby (Elizabeth); grandchildren, Emily Hollister-Branton (Eric), James A. Hollister, Daniel Calby (Ashley), Matthew Calby (Chloe), Megan Calby and Carolyn Darrow; great grandchildren, Zachary and Alexander Branton, Caitlin Calby and Sara Sojourner; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Ethel; daughters, Rebecca Hollister Calby and Linda Darrow; brothers, Charles, Dwight and Bryce; and sister, Miriam (Sis) Ellsworth. The family would like to thank the staff and caregivers of Gracious Living Estates for their dedication and care given to Amos for the past 11 months. A memorial service will be announced in the spring with arrangements through the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made in Amos’ name to the Susquehanna County Library, Montrose. –Fueral home obit

 

HOLSINGER –ELIZABETH GARDNER, 75, of Lawrenceville, PA, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on September 14, 1942 in Bradford, PA, a daughter of Charles and Ardith (Hathaway) Holsinger. Jean was the wife of the late Robert J. Gardner, Sr., who died in 2011. Prior to her retirement she had been employed in the Williamson High School Cafeteria. Jean was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Bradford, PA. She enjoyed camping and crafting. She is survived by two sons, Robert (Tina) Gardner, Jr. of Tioga, PA, James (Dianna) Gardner of Lawrenceville, PA; three daughters, Robin (Skip) Monk of Tioga, PA, Ronda Gardner of Lawrenceville, PA, Ruth Gardner of Lawrenceville, PA; 15 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; a brother, Bill Holsinger of Tynona, PA; a sister, Charlene (Pat) Gorman of Corey, PA; a stepfather, David Swanson of Bradford, PA. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 2PM to 4PM at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A service will immediately follow at 4PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Partners in Progress, 332 S Main St, Mansfield, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/1/2018

 

HOMER –CAROL CAIN (died in a hospital in San Diego, CA) was born Nov. 16, 1944 in Summit, NJ, a daughter of the late Clifford Edward and Viola Bertha Shaulis Horner. She graduated from Watkins Glen Central High School in 1962, Mansfield State in 1968 and later from Penn State University with a Master’s degree in Education. She was married to Gary Lee Camphire of Bradford, PA, on Jan. 28, 1967. He predeceased her on March 8, 2009 after 42 years of marriage. Carol and Gary taught at Wyalusing Valley High School until retiring. She is survived by her daughter, Arianne Elayne Lindsey; son- in law, Bobby Lindsey and grandson, David Allen Lindsey; two sisters, Barbara Salisbury of Sonoma, CA, and Nancy Breland of San Diego, CA, along with several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Nicole Shaulis Camphire of Easton, PA, on July 28, 2013. A viewing was held on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 in San Diego, CA. Private interment was held in January at the Colley Cemetery, Colley, PA, where she was laid to rest next to her late husband, Gary Camphire. A celebration of life will be held at Grovedale Winery, 119 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, on Sunday, June 24 from 2 to 4 p. m. followed by a memorial service at the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, 85 Church Street, Wyalusing, at 5 p. m. All her friends, former students and colleagues are invited to attend. Condolences may be sent to the family at 400 Camp Run Road, Morgantown, WV. –Wyalusing Rocket 5/31/2018

 

HOOSE –REV. ANN TAYLOR age 78, of Sayre, PA passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Ann was born in Sayre on December 20, 1938, daughter of the late James and Bertha (Cramer) Hoose, also predeceased by her husband, Robert in 1984 and 4 sons. Ann was a longtime Minister for the AME Zion Church in Elmira. Ann is survived by her sons, Wayne, Calvin, Delbert, Christopher and David Stedge; daughter, Milinda Peterson; many grandchildren and one special granddaughter, Tonya Lynn; sister, Grace Smith: brother, Wesley Hoose. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service for Ann on Wednesday, September 13th at 1 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/10/2017

 

HOOSE –ROBIN A. (HOOSE) NERO, age 56, of Bentley Creek, passed away Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Robin was born Jan. 10, 1961 in Elmira, N.Y., daughter of the late Theodore and Beatrice (Hill) Hoose. She was a graduate of SRU high school and was married to Steven Nero in 1999. She was employed by the Star-Gazette and the Sayre Morning Times as a rural carrier for 35 years. She also worked in the transportation department for the Elmira City School District for 10 years prior to retirement. She was associated with the Bentley Creek Baptist Church. Robin had a love for animals and her world evolved around her loving family. Surviving are her husband Steven Nero, two daughters, Samantha Leonard, Crystal (Edward) Adams, all of Bentley Creek, two sons, Matthew (Bridget) Leonard of Towanda and Rodney Nero of Bentley Creek, stepsons, Steve (Jessica) Nero of Maryland, Frank (Amy) Nero of Bentley Creek, grandchildren, Trinity, Madison and Landon Adams, Tanner, Emma Leonard, stepgrandchildren, Kolby, Skyler Nero, Jordan, Lauren Nero, a sister and brother-in-law, Tammy (Robert) Steele of Mechanicsburg, brother-in-law, Henry (Cheryl) Blow of Duncannon, and several nieces, nephews and friends. Robin was predeceased by her parents and her sister Cheryl Byerly. Family and friends are invited to her memorial service that will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 at the Bentley Creek Baptist Church, 13255 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, Pa., with the Rev. James Ellis officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, N.Y. Memorials in Robin's name can be made to the Animal Care Sanctuary, 353 Sanctuary Hill Lane, East Smithfield, PA. –Sayre Morning Times 8/15/2017

 

DANIEL A. HORNER, 67, of Canton, PA passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Guthrie Troy Community Hospital. Born February 26, 1950 in Sayre, PA Daniel Anthony was a son of the late Daniel F. Horner and Alberta M. (Gibbs) Bradley and stepson of John F. “Brad” Bradley.  After graduating from Athens High School in 1968 where he enjoyed F.F.A. and wrestling, he served our country with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.  He later attended Lake Land College in Mattoon, IL.  He worked in the construction trades for many years, most recently for a concrete company.  Daniel knew the Lord in his heart.  While living in Illinois, he was a member of Rardin’s Baptist Church.  Daniel spoke often of his love for the Orange Hill area near Athens, PA where he appreciated spending time in the woods and fishing.  He also enjoyed times shared with family and friends, riding his motorcycles, “oldies” music and western movies. Surviving are two daughters, Dawn Blankenbeker (Chris) and Shawn Hendershot (Jason) all of Illinois; five grandchildren, Kailee Blankenbeker, Shay and Shelby Lawrence, Lauren and Adam Hendershot; five siblings, Catherine A. Horner Keeny of Tennessee, Patricia M. Horner Smith of Maryland, Barbara A. Horner Montgomery of PA, Clarence “Alan” Bradley of PA and Elizabeth Y. Bradley of Michigan; several nieces, nephews, cousins.  Special friends; Flo, Dale Hart, Mark Forster, Martie Trey and Olivia Howard.  Also a special thank you to Daniel’s friend, Randy Howard of Canton, for being there for Dan especially during his final days. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Michael A. Horner. The family invites friends to gather for a time of remembrance 2 – 4 p.m. Sat., Jan. 27, at Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton.  It was Dan’s wishes there be no funeral service and burial be private. –Canton Independent-Sentinel 1/25/2018

EUGENE RAYMOND HORTON. a longtime resident of the Millerton, PA community passed away Sun., May 20, 2018 at his home following declining health at the age of 78. Born on Feb. 4, 1940 in Sayre, PA; “Gene” was the son of the late Raymond Charles & Julia Carnwright Horton. He graduated from Williamson High School and in service to his country, “Gene” served in the U.S. Army. He married the love of his life, his companion and soulmate, Sylvia Benson in 1962. Together they shard 55 wonderful years. He is also survived by their two daughters, Juanita (Garry) Cole, Charleston, WV; and Karen Pipe, Millerton, PA; two grandchildren, Felicia and Sarah Pipe; a great grandson, Connar Gene; brother, Danny Horton; several nieces and nephews; along with his beloved canine companion, Juliet. In addition to his parents, “Gene” was predeceased by a brother, Butch and a sister, Lillian; half-brother, Richard and half-sister, Eleanor. He was employed for over 39 years at McMillian Bloedel. A man of many traits, “Gene” was an outdoorsman, handyman and a wonderful family man. He was well known by many as a musician and founder of the “Country Ramblers” and “Gene Horton and the Rocky Roads” He was an active member of the Jackson Summit Baptist Church. “Gene” and Sylvia served three years traveling with RVICS (Roving Volunteer in Christ Service) to Texas, Florida, and Mexico where they assisted in the building of schools and witnessed about the love of Jesus Christ to others. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Wed. May 23, 2018 between the hours of 3-6 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 6:15 p.m. and with full military honors accorded Mr. Horton. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/22/20182018

 

JAMES ROBERT HOUGH, 67, of Lake Wesauking, Wysox Township, Pennsylvania, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 6, 2018 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania. Jim was born in Bradford, McKean County, Pennsylvania, on March 12, 1950, the son of Minerva Eliza Church Hough and the late Raymond Clarence Hough. Jim grew up in Smethport, Pennsylvania, where he attended local schools until his family moved to western Pennsylvania in 1964. Jim was a graduate of Mercer Area High School Class of 1968 where he excelled in track and field and cross-country events. While in high school, Jim joined the U.S. Navy on the delayed entry program in March 1968 and on Sept. 9, 1968, after graduating high school, he entered the service. He completed recruit training at Great Lakes, Illinois, and then Navy Hospital Corps schooling also at Great Lakes in 1969. Jim subsequently completed Field Medical Service School at Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and was transferred to duty at the Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Virginia. At Jim’s request, he was transferred from Portsmouth to serve with the First Marine Division in the Republic of Vietnam where he remained from November of 1969 to October of 1970. While in Vietnam, he served first with Mike Company 3rd Battalion 26th Marines at Namo Bridge, Hill No. 63, Hill No. 97, and on the Claw with a CUP unit. After the 3/26, he was transferred to Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines and served at a number of small outposts near the Arizona Territory and Charlie Ridge making operations in both areas. He was also assigned at Hill No. 62 and 64, plus an infamous base known as Rocket City also at LZ Ross before leaving country from Da Nang. Jim then received orders to “Naval Publications and Forms Center,” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he completed his four years active duty. Following completion of his first four years of Naval service on Sept. 8, 1972, Jim continued his education with Roberts Wesleyan College, North Chili, New York, and United Wesleyan College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree and became a licensed minister of the Free Methodist Church. On June 18, 1981, Jim reenlisted in the U.S. Navy to serve as a Religious Program Specialist. His assignments include: NAVET training at Great Lakes, Illinois, RP”A” School, Kessler AFB, Biloxi, MS, USS WICHITA AOR-1 Alameda, California, NAS Brunswick, Maine, USS VULCAN AR-5 Norfolk, Virginia, Marine Combat Training, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, 4th Marine Expeditionary Brigade Little Creek, Virginia — two deployments with the 4th MEB on the USS Nassau LHA-4, including Desert Shield, USS MOUNT WHITNEY LCC-20, 2nd Fleet Flag Ship, in Norfolk, Virginia and the Naval Hospital in Oakland, California. Following his retirement from the Navy as Chief Petty Officer, Religious Programs Specialist, on Sept. 7, 1995, Jim served with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 1995 to 2005 and subsequently with the Veterans Administration in Bath, New York, for eight years until his retirement. Jim was a life member of the Fleet Reserve Association, member of the Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park Association, and presently served as Commandant of the Penn-York Detachment Marine Corps League, Vice Commander of Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda, and was a member and Past Commander of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42. He was an accomplished marksman and was a member of the Towanda Rifle and Pistol Club and was a shooting team member with the Penn-York Detachment Marine Corps League. Jim enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and was an avid bowler with several area bowling leagues. Surviving are his wife, Lynn Kingsley Johnson, at home; his mother, Minerva Eliza Hough of Mercer, Pennsylvania; sons, Christopher Walter Hough and Cody David Hough both of Virginia; step children, Jay Johnson Watkins, wife Erin, and their daughter Jade of Wysox, Megan Margaret Watkins Kulp, husband Eric, and their children, Lindsay, David and William of Dupont, Pennsylvania; sister, Paulette Henn of Mercer, Pennsylvania; brothers, Henry Hough and wife Pam of Georgia, Paul Hough of Newport, Tennessee; sister-in-law, Karen Johnson of Towanda; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Leigh Johnson and Tom Wright of Venice, California; brother-in-law, Dr. William E. Johnson of Montpelier, Vermont; 11 nieces and nephews; and 13 grandnieces and grandnephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pennsylvania. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at the funeral home, with Rev. Robert W. Martin officiating. Full military honors will be accorded at the funeral home by the Penn-York Detachment Marine Corps League, Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda. Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Pennsylvania, at a later date. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to American Legion Post No. 42, 912 Main St., Towanda, PA in memory of James Robert Hough. –Towanda Daily Review 2/10/2018

 

NORMAN F. ‘PAPA’ HOUGHTALEN - It is with very heavy hearts that we have to say goodbye to our loving father and grandfather, Norman F. Houghtalen, "Papa," age 63 of Lockwood, N.Y. Norman passed away unexpectedly of heart failure Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 while at work in Maryland. He is preceded in death by his father Glen N. Houghtalen, mother Esther H. Grant-Houghtalen, brothers James F. Crockett, Ralph "Paul" Crockett, Dale G. Houghtalen "Boots," nephews Glen I. Crockett, James F. Crockett III and brother-in-law Richard Westbrook. He leaves behind two daughters Bridgette L. Pardoe, Brenda I. Houghtalen Espinoza, a son Allen G. Houghtalen, beloved grandchildren Damon H.A. Gladys, Isabel H. Espinoza, Elias Chilson, Heaven Chilson, Devon Pardoe, Maurice (Reece) Johnson, and Rayvonne Johnson, sisters Rebekah S. Westbrook and Robin L. Woodruff, and great-grandchildren, many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends who he cared deeply for. He married Bonita R. Pardoe in September 1972. They divorced in 2007, but remained close friends to the very end. He will be missed by so many. He graduated from Waverly High School in 1972. He first worked at Morse Chain in Ithaca, then Ingersoll-Rand in Waverly, Jolly Farmer's in Waverly, then Toshiba in Horseheads. He later went to Truck Driving School, was trained by Werner, worked as a driver at Maine's in Vestal, then finally settled in at Willow Run Foods in Kirkwood, N.Y., where was a dedicated employee for the last 10 years. Norm grew up in Lockwood, where he spent most of his time enjoying the outdoors. He loved hunting, fishing, gardening, walking in the woods with his dog Daisy, reading about American and Native American history, he enjoyed things about pioneering, woodworking, classic cars, going to Rally Races with Allen and, most importantly, spending time with family and friends. We would like to invite everyone to celebrate his life as he would've wanted on Sunday, Oct. 29. Services will be held at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home at 56 Main St., Spencer, N.Y. Viewing is from 2-3 p.m. with funeral services at 3 p.m. Dinner will be at North Barton Grange Hall in Waverly, N.Y. on Ellis Creek Road at 5 p.m. Donations for the North Barton Grange Hall are requested but not required. The family will have a burial at a later date. –Sayre Morning Times 10/28/2017

 

LINWOOD S. “LENNY” HOUSEKNECHT, 91, of Muncy Valley, died Friday, February 16, 2018, at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Muncy. Lenny was born November 24, 1926 in Hughesville, a son of the late George W. and Vasta M. (Hill) Houseknecht. He and his wife, the former Joyce A. (Phillips) Barto, would have celebrated 43 years of marriage on June 28, 2018. Lenny served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II. During his time abroad he spent a great deal of time in the deserts of Egypt. After returning from the war Lenny held various jobs, including farming, raising Christmas trees, and would eventually retire from the former Anton Waldmann, Hughesville, after having worked there for over 30 years. Music was Lenny’s passion, especially bluegrass. He played in several area bands over the years and was currently a member of The Greenwood Valley Boys and could often be found playing at Jersey Town Jam. He was an outdoorsman and avid hunter and trapper who also enjoyed snowmobiling, square dancing and his dogs. He was a member of the Hemlock Grove United Methodist Church, Rocky Mountain Elk Federation, North American Hunting Club, Strawbridge Fishing Club, and a Life Member of North Mountain Sportsmen Association and the NRA. Lenny was a former member of the Odd Fellows.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, Joyce A. (Phillips) Barto Houseknecht, are a sister, Barbara Houseknecht of Picture Rocks; a step-daughter, Barbara A. (Roy) Meyer of Muncy Valley; three step-sons, Richard L. (Janet) Barto of Muncy, Kenneth L. (Kim) Barto of Muncy Valley, and Joseph L. (Linda) Barto of Muncy Valley; a nephew, Fred (Bonnie) Houseknecht of Picture Rocks; five step-grandchildren; and 5 step-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Lenny was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Houseknecht. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, February 24, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Zachary Woods officiating. Burial will follow in Franklin "Stone Heap" Cemetery, Unityville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Hemlock Grove United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 185, Muncy Valley, PA. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

GRANT CHARLES HOWELL JR., 59, of Rome, Pa., formerly of Towanda, Pa., passed away on Oct. 1 at home surrounded by his family and loved ones. Grant was born on June 14, 1958 in Morristown, N.J. He was a graduate of Whippany Park High School Class of 1976. Grant moved to Towanda pa in 1982 to be with his family. He resided with his Sister Robin Hill of Towanda. Grant love to ride and work on his Harley. One of grant favorite past times was to also to sit and watch the birds, chipmunks and wildlife outside. Grant worked in retail on his last job. Grant was preceded in death by his parents, Grant Charles Howell Sr. and Judith Joyce Martin Howell. Surviving are his daughter, Rebecca Kisner of Bensalem, Pa., one brother, Richard Benard Howell of Towanda (wife Alice), a sister, Robin Tracy (Howell) Hill of Orwell Township, Chasidy Wilcox of Leroy (husband Jason), Travis Howell of Colorado Springs, Colo., (wife Nicole), Kurtis Howell of Athens, Pa., (wife Latoya); and Kari Vaughan of Monreton, Pa. (wife Catherine). A memorial service will be held on Friday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. until 6 p.m., 530 p.m. will be service and readings at 25 Howell Lane in Towanda, Pa. Family and friends are welcome to come and celebrate his memory. –Sayre Morning Times 10/4/2017

 

HOWERTER –DOROTHY M. HOFFMAN, 88, of Emmaus, died Jan. 7, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the widow of Herman F. Hoffman. Born in New Tripoli, she was the daughter of the late Richard E. and Lillian E. (Graff) Howerter. She was a receptionist for Lehigh County Housing Authority for 28 years, last working Friday. She was a dedicated member of Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, where she was a choir member, member of the altar guild, and member of various other committees. Dorothy enjoyed gardening, tending to her chickens, and spending time with her family.  Survivors include her son, Howard F. Hoffman and wife Linda of Emmaus; daughters, Kay C., widow of Richard Champluvier, of Wyalusing, and Elizabeth A., wife of Cecil McGouirk, of Columbus, Georgia; grandchildren, Kelly, Amy, Holly, Bryan, Patrick, Shannon, Andrew, Houston, and Katie; and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, 3441 Devonshire Road, Allentown, PA. A viewing will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the church. Interment will follow in Western Salisbury Cemetery. Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., in Emmaus, is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church. –Towanda Daily Review 1/9/2018

 

DELBERT M. ‘HUCK’ HUCKLE JR., 64, of Waverly, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. He was predeceased by his parents, Delbert Sr. and Phyllis Huckle; grandparents, Loretta and Donald Loomis, and Katherine Huckle; brother-in-law, Terry O. Peterson. Delbert is survived by his loving wife, Patty Huckle; children, Kristi (Dan) Blackman of Waverly, Karen (Shawn) Bradley of Athens, and Lori (Michael) Gross of Texas; step-daughter, Denise (Keith) Russell of Mississippi; sister, Toni Jo Peterson of Clearwater, Fla.; grandchildren, Daniel, Jacob, Karson, Kayla and Dierks; step-grandchildren, Megan and Ashley Russell; nieces, Leah and Julie Peterson, and Kathryn (Felix) Tapia; great-niece, Alexandra Jane Tapia; great-nephews, Christian Oliver Tapia; along with several cousins. Huck was a proud business owner of Huckle's Towing and Body Shop in Waverly for 43 years. He enjoyed serving the community through his business and his connection to the New York State Police. Huck loved his cars, following NASCAR, rebuilding gas pumps, building street rods and restoring cars. He loved being with his family and hanging out with his friends. He was a member of the ELKS in Florida and the Barrington Rod and Rifle Club in Barrington, N.Y. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #350 in Waverly and the Grace Episcopal Church in Waverly. A special "thank you" to Robert Packer Hospital's fifth floor oncology nurses, the Athens Clinic medical team, and a very special thanks to Wanda Foote, NP. A time of calling will be held on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. A memorial service to honor Huck's memory will be held on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 439 Park Ave., Waverly, New York, with Pastor Bruce Vanderpool officiating. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Huck's name to your local Hospice. –Sayre Morning Times 8/11/2017

 

HUMPHRIES –PATRICIA ANN BEARD, age 77 of The Villages and formerly of Horseheads passed away after an extended illness on Oct 24, 2017 while residing in Florida. Patricia was born in Elmira, NY, to the late William and Ruth (Fuller) Humphries. She is survived by her husband of 60 years Alfred Beard; Daughters and sons, Ann (David) Repsher of Elmira, NY, Alan Beard of Conklin, FL, Robert (Flora) of Hillsboro, OR, Suzanne (Barry) Nowlan of Erin, NY; Grandchildren, Toni West, Angela Gillette, Ashley (Andrew) Wolfe, Leslie (James Denicola) Nowlan, Melisa (Eric) Pickett, Joshua Beard, Emily Beard, and Andrew Beard; Great-grandchildren, MacKenzie and Xander Gillette, Charleigh, Arya and Camryn Ripley, Jordan West, Cheyanne and Chase Wolfe, Julian Denicola, and Noah Pickett; Brother-in-law, Phil (Ida) Beard of Horseheads, and Sister-in-law, Joan (Chuck) Pittman of Melbourne Beach, FL. In addition to her parents, Patricia was also predeceased by her brothers, Robert and William Humphries. Patricia was a retired Phlebotomist at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center and also a retired cosmetologist. She was also a long-time member of Horseheads First United Methodist Church and The Villages New Covenant United Methodist Church. Patricia was an accomplished quilter and painter, a member of the red hat society and a long time member and former president of the “Relaxed Squares” square dancing group. Patricia loved to golf, cook and entertain. Most important to Patricia was her husband, her high school sweetheart and lifelong partner Alfred. First in Patricia's life was her family and then her devotion to her church. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Nov. 5, 2017 from 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m. Her service will be celebrated there at the conclusion of calling hours at 3:00 p.m. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/2/2017

 

C. JAN HUNSINGER, age 73, a former Waverly, N.Y., resident, passed away unexpectedly in his home in Macon, Missouri, on Wednesday, December 5.Mr. Hunsinger graduated from Waverly High School in 1957 after distinguishing himself in football, basketball, and track. He went on to play football at Colgate University from which he graduated in 1961.Mr. Hunsinger returned to Waverly to teach Biology and coach football and track from 1963 to 1968. He then went on to coach football, track and cross country at the University of Rochester and Colgate University before semi-retiring. He moved to Macon, Missouri in the summer of 2012. Mr. Hunsinger was pre-deceased by his parents, Clifford "Kip" Hunsinger and Pauline "Polly" Hunsinger. He is survived by his second wife, Laurie; first wife, Janet Heidig Hunsinger; his sons Jan C. (Laura), Chris (Pam), and Todd; and daughter, Heidi Johnson (Don). At this time no services are planned. –Sayre Morning Times 12/7/2012

 

HUNSINGER –D. ELOISE EVANS, 96, of Montrose, PA passed away, Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Meadow View Senior Living Center, Montrose, PA.  Born March 18, 1921 in Montrose, PA, she was the daughter of the late Earl F. and Nina M. [Hibbard] Hunsinger.  Her husband William L. Evans predeceased her in 2006. Eloise assisted her husband in the family owned business, the Evans Insurance Agency. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Montrose, a past member of Eastern Star and a longtime member of the Montrose Pinochle Club. Eloise was an avid snowmobiler and was involved in a local bowling league. She was a member of the Montrose High School Class of 1939. Survivors include daughter & son-in-law, Jill & Louis DeGonzague of Latham, NY, son, Bill Evans III of Montrose, PA, Grandchildren & Spouses, Benjamin & Kay, Darcy & Jeff, Peter, Kelly & Nate, Great Grandchildren, Alysse, Zachary, Hunter, Larissa, Noah, sister, Wilma Rakshys of Montrose, PA and nieces & nephews. In addition to her parents and husband a brother, Allan C. Hunsinger predeceased her. Services:  12:00 pm Wednesday, at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA. Visitation: 1 hour prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home. If desired memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Montrose, 367 Church Street, Montrose, PA or True Friends, 16332 State Route 706, Montrose, PA. –Funeral home obit

 

RONALD RICHARD ‘RON’ HUNSINGER age 66, of Sugar Run, PA, passed away on Saturday evening, February 3, 2018, peacefully at his house surrounded by his family. Ron was born on July 8, 1951, in Meshoppen, PA, the son of the late Ronald Hunsinger and Betty Blaisure Hunsinger. Ron attended and graduated from Elk Lake High School with the Class of 1969. After high school Ron proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. On August 16, 1990, Ron married his wife Rose, the couple were married for 27 years but they have been together for over 35 years. Ron worked as a greens keeper and superintendent for over 25 years at Shadowbrook Resort in Tunkhannock, PA. Ron loved to play golf but he also loved to go swimming with his grandchildren. He liked to attend football and baseball games as well. But most of all Ron loved to be around his family, spending time with them, and was known for spoiling his grandchildren. Besides his wife of 27 years, Rose, of Sugar Run, PA, Ron is survived by his children Rachel Vanderwel; Richard Earl Hunsinger; Neil Hunsinger; Christopher Hunsinger and his wife Laura; Angela Hunsinger; and Matthew Hunsinger and his wife Sam; also surviving are his grandchildren Penelope Vanderwel; Oliver Vanderwel; Vivica Rose Hunsinger; Marley Rayne Hunsinger; Raymond Scott Hunsinger; Avery Hunsinger; Aubree Sallsgiver; and Elaine Sallsgiver. Ron is also survived by his sisters Linda Mae Kamaraukas (Frank); Lorraine Felton; and Ann Lorriane Hunsinger; brothers Billy Ray Hunsinger; James Hunsinger (Renee); and Ricky Hunsinger; step mother Anna Mae Hunsinger; and brother-in-law Miles Krause as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides his parents Ron was preceded in death by his son David Hunsinger; sister Caroline Krause; sister-in-law Laurie Hunsinger; and brother-in-law William “Bill” Felton. Abiding by Ron’s wishes there will be no funeral services. The family would like to give a special thank you to Daryl Salsman and Robin Warley for helping Rose with Ron’s wish to be home for his final days. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Wyalusing Girl Scout Troop 40939, C/O Sue Kilmer, PO Box 701, Wyalusing, PA. Arrangements were entrusted with Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church Street, Wyalusing, PA. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

DONALD L. HUNTER, age 77, of Morris, PA, died on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at his home. He was born on February 11, 1941 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of John and Anna (Christian) Hunter. Prior to his retirement Donald worked at Osram Sylvania. He was a member of the Navoo United Methodist Church. Donald enjoyed hunting, his miniature horses, reading and farming with his grandsons. Donald is survived by his wife Nancy; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Howard "Chris" Baker of Morris, PA; two grandsons, Christopher Westley "Wes" and Anthony Lynn "Lynn" Baker; a brother, and sister-in-law Bruce and Dianne Hunter of Honesdale, PA. He was preceded in death by two brothers Alex and Brian and a sister Edith Patterson.  A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. –Funeral home obit

 

JACKSON –EDWINA MURPHY, 81, of North Center St., Canton, PA passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Williamsport Hospital. Edwina, “Winnie” to family and friends, was born in Williamsport October 27, 1936.  She was a daughter of the late William Glenn Hartline and Edith M. (Sellinger) Jackson. After graduation from Williamsport High School, Winnie attended beauty school but she found her calling as the owner and operator of a pet store in Williamsport and later a store in Canton.  She also enjoyed helping with the family owned animal kennels.  Winnie was a talented crafter and liked to make jewelry, homemade candies and she collected all types of bells. Surviving is her daughter, Debra Eiswerth of Lancaster, three grandchildren; Contessa Sprouse of North Carolina, Tara Fontaine and Tiffany Eiswerth both of Lancaster, four great grandchildren, two sisters; Arlene (Fred III) Scott of Florida and Patricia A. (James) Zerby of Virginia, two nieces, a nephew and several cousins. She was predeceased by her son, Joseph Allen Murphy. A memorial service in celebration of Winnie’s life will be held at2 P.M. Saturday, Nov. 25 at Mt. Zion Retreat Center, 287 Zion Rd. Roaring Branch, PA. Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. Canton is assisting her family with arrangements. –Funeral home obit

 

JAMES L. JACKSON, 82, of Collegeville, PA, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018. He was born in Wyalusing on Sept. 30, 1935, the son of the late Wardell and Shirley (Strong) Jackson. Jim has been living in Collegeville since 2015. He previously resided in The Villages, FL, Harrisburg, PA, and Palmyra, PA. He had a long career as an educator and served as a teacher and principal in the Lebanon School District from 1969 to 1992 and was a member of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees. Jim was a 32nd Degree Mason and member of Mt. Lebanon Lodge 226 F. & A.M. Survivors include his wife, Betty E. (Miller) Jackson of Collegeville; four sons, Wardell “Dell” and Terry Jackson of Lancaster, PA, James and Jennifer Jackson of Australia, Jon and Cheryl Jackson of Durham, NC, and Jeff and Tawny Jackson of Collegeville; brother, Richard “Dick” and Dolores Jackson; sister, Betty and the late T.R. Them; nine grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his sister, Charlotte. His memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 16 at noon at the Moore, Snear & Ruggiero Funeral Home, 224 West Main Street, Trappe, PA. Friends may call on Wednesday morning from 11 a.m. to noon at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Jim’s family would appreciate memorial contributions made to the American Cancer Society, 480 Norristown Road, Blue Bell, PA or American Heart Association, 1 Penn Center at Suburban Station, 1617 JFK Blvd., Ste. 700, Philadelphia, PA. –Wyalusing Rocket 5/10/2018

 

JACKSON –JANE M. (JACKSON) HARFORD, 81, of Waverly, NY was called home peacefully by her Lord on Friday, April 13, 2018. She was born on May 18, 1936, in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Luzerne County, the daughter of the late Eugene Jackson and Geraldine Harbst Jackson. Jane’s main focus in life was always her beloved children and family. She raised nine children remaining strong as a mother and for her family upon the loss of one of her sons. There never was a time that she didn’t give her all in raising her children and was their biggest supporter in whatever they wanted to accomplish. She gave of herself to her family and community, always willing to help anyone in need or if someone just needed an ear. Jane sustained many lifelong friendships and was well respected by all. A Christian her whole life, she recently recommitted to serving her Lord and church family. She was an active member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Athens, and was involved with the Victorians, the Fellowship Committee, Prayer Warriors, and the Quilting Circle. She was involved with the area Senior Citizens, the Red Hatters, and various community organizations. She initiated a food garden, when living in Titus Towers in Ithaca, NY and also helped organize the Ithaca Children’s garden. Most recently, living in a senior community, she started a coffee and conversation group at Elizabeth Square in Waverly. She was an avid reader, puzzler, and seamstress, and she was the Scrabble Queen. She will be missed by all those who knew and loved her. She is predeceased by her son; Kenneth Dean Reap and her brother; Gaylord “Butch” Jackson, grandson; Zachariah Zane Okun, and mother; Geraldine Harbst Coolbaugh. Jane is survived by her beloved children; Vonne Brewster of Erin, NY, Victoria Reap of Ithaca, NY, Bryon Reap of Houston, TX, Shawn and Ginger Reap of Waverly, NY, James Reap of Ithaca, NY, Jack and Nancy Reap of Houston, TX, William Reap of Groton, NY, and Merri and Tim Nickerson of Central Point, OR, fourteen grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings and their spouses; Clyde and Barbara Jackson of Springdale, AR, Dawn and Bruce Maue of Sayre, PA, and Michael and Georgianna Jackson of Sayre, PA, sister-in-law; Ardus Jackson of Siloam, AR, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 11am-12pm at Calvary Baptist Church, 701 West Pine Street, Athens, PA. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Jane’s memory to: Calvary Baptist Church, 701 West Pine Street, Athens, PA. –Funeral home obit

 

JACKSON –MARION E. TAYLOR, 90, of Little Meadows, Pa passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at the Endless Mountains Healthcare Systems Hospital in Montrose, Pa. Marion was born on March 5, 1928 in Windham, Pa a daughter of William S. and Florence (Finch) Jackson. She was a graduate of Rome High School class of 1946. On October 27, 1946 she married Harold W. Taylor and toghether they celebrated 65 years of marriage until his passing on January 22, 2012. Marion is survived by her children: Philip H. Taylor of Milford, OH; Deborah A. (Dale) Grover of Laceyville, Pa; Diane M. Cecil of High Point, NC; Jeffrey Taylor of Little Meadows, Pa; five grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband Harold; her sibling Junia P. Duffy, John T. Jackson, Walter F. Jackson, Marjorie L. Barnum and Betty Jean Boldman. Abiding with her wishes there will be no services. Marion and Harold will be laid to rest in the Rome Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to your local Hospice Care Center in loving memory of Marion E. Taylor. –Funeral home obit

 

JACOBSON –LINDA WEIL ARNOLD, 72, of Monroeton, Pennsylvania, formerly of Center Valley, passed away early Saturday morning, Jan. 13, 2018, at her home following declining health.
Linda was born on Sept. 10, 1945, in Philadelphia, the daughter of the late Henry and Doris Jacobson. Linda was formerly employed by Penny Wells Flower Shop in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, Anthony and Erna Banco Sporting Goods in Hellertown, Pennsylvania and owned and operated the Evening Star Ice Cream Shop in Hellertown for a number of years. Linda enjoyed animals, caring for her cat, Chloe, dog, Ben, and working in her flower gardens. Surviving are her husband, Don Roy E. Arnold of Monroeton; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Warren and Carrieann Arnold of Potterville; sister-in-law, Pauline Fogel of Center Valley; cousins, Judy, Lorraine and Chris; and special friends, Anthony “Tony” and Erna Banco of Hellertown. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting Linda’s family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 1/15/2018

 

JOHNSON –CAROL J. HALL, 71, passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Sebring, Florida with her children by her side. She was born Sept. 1, 1946 in Sayre, Pennsylvania to Francis and Hettie (Wood) Johnson. She worked in food service for several years before working and retiring from Osram Sylvania. She has been a resident of Sebring since 2000, previously of Towanda, Pennsylvania. Carol was an avid golfer, enjoyed crossword puzzles, crocheting, watching soap operas, camping and going to NASCAR races. Carol overall liked to have fun and had a smile on her face throughout life. She is survived by children, Michelle (Rob) Malone of Maryland; Lisa (Eric) Shartle of Pennsylvania and Jeffrey (Tiffany) Hall of Alabama; siblings, Sharon Maynard, Louise (Dale) Dayton, Teddy (Fran) Johnson, Kay (Rick) Benjamin, Randy Johnson, Chris Johnson, Ron (Irene) Hall and Susan White; grandchildren, Christian and Kaitlynn Malone and Ethan and Reagan Shartle; many nieces, nephews, cousins and an amazing circle of friends. She was preceded in death by her best friend and husband of 46 years Kenneth C. Hall, her parents Francis and Hettie, her mother and father in-law Theodore and Myrtle Hall, and brother Dale Johnson. 

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions can be made to www.lungcancerresearchfoundation.org.  

 Arrangements entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home,  4001 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL. –Towanda Daily Review 8/7/2018

 

JOHNSON –CONNIE WOOD, 51, of Athens, Pa., passed away on September 12, 2017 at home following an extended illness. She was born on July 13, 1966 in Troy, Pa., the daughter of Clyde L. and Myra L. (Alloway) Johnson. Connie loved spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed listening to country music and Elvis Presley. She also enjoyed watching Elvis Presley movies, sewing, and baking for her family and friends. She married the love of her life, Jeff Wood on Jan. 14, 1993. She was predeceased by her father Clyde Johnson in 1999 and brother, Robert Johnson in 2014. Connie is survived by her husband of 24 years; Jeffery Wood at home, children; Eileen Wood of Sayre, Pa., Timothy (Shanice Freeman) Wood of Sayre, Pa., Chey-Anna (Phil Frisbie) Wood, grandchildren; Talia and Paityn, mother; Myra Johnson of Athens, Pa., sister; Celeste Johnson of Elmira, N.Y., brothers; Jim Johnson of Athens Twp., Pa., Ed Johnson of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Bob Johnson, Aunt; Becky Gold and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Waverly Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 135 Chemung Street, Waverly, N.Y. with the Rev. Jim Wells officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent in her memory to: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA to help offset the funeral expenses. –Sayre Morning Times 9/14/2017

 

HOWARD CHARLES ‘HOWIE’ JOHNSON SR., 55, of Towanda, Pennsylvania, lost his battle with cancer the morning of Jan. 9, 2018 at home surrounded by family.  Howie loved to spend time with family and friends. He enjoyed camping, loved being outside and enjoyed watching wrestling. Howie is preceded by his wife of many years, Mary Johnson; his mother and father, Edwin and Mary Lou Johnson; his sister, Edna Johnson; and grandson, Zachary. Howie is survived by his siblings, Edwin “Jumer” (Terri) Johnson of Athens, Pennsylvania, Marilu (Tiger) White of Waverly, New York, James (Vicki) Johnson of Towanda, Pennsylvania, and Emery Johnson of Towanda, Pennsylvania. He is also survived by his children, Tara Potter of Towanda, Pennsylvania, Howard “Howie” (Andrea) Johnson of Athens, Pennsylvania, Kasandra (Brad) Johnson of Sayre, Pennsylvania, and Karley Johnson of Towanda, Pennsylvania; his grandchildren, Tyler, Miranda, Lily, Toni, Jaden, Ellieona, Brayleigh, Jordan, Nicha and Jayce; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends, Ellen Johnson and Betty Rought. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 21 at Gateway Commons community room in Athens, Pennsylvania. Please bring a memory to share! Any questions, flowers, or donations can be directed to Kasandra Johnson, (570) 423-7331.
Caring assistance is provided by Cooley Tioga Point Cremation & Burial Options, Athens, Pennsylvania. –Towanda Daily Review 1/11/2018

 

JOHN C. JOHNSON - Longtime Valley resident John C. Johnson passed away after a brief illness May 5, 2018 in Sebastian, Fla. He was 85. John was born the son of Carl and Nora Johnson on Nov. 18, 1932 in Plymouth, Pa. John was an outstanding athlete at Plymouth High School and lettered in football, basketball and baseball. Moving on to Bloomsburg State Teachers College, Johnson graduated with a degree in education Class of 1953. He later earned his master's degree from Bucknell University. After a stint at Carson Long Military Academy, John came to the Valley in the '50s. He was a teacher at Sayre and was the assistant varsity basketball coach. He was a referee for both basketball and football. He coached football for both Sayre and Waverly high schools. Landing in Waverly, John was a longtime principal at Lincoln Street Elementary, later he was the principal at Elm Street School and then became the Director of Secondary Education for the Waverly School System. Upon retirement, John started his own successful business (Asbestos Management Inc.) working with schools all over the Northeast with asbestos abatement programs. He was also a member of Shepard Hills Country Club, where he coached the swim team and managed the pool. He enjoyed playing gin with his many friends at Tomasso's Golf Course. He was an avid golfer. He was a Mason (Shriners Rural Amity Lodge 70), and member of the Elks Club, as well as the Catholic War Veterans (Ukes Club). John touched many lives in the Valley and served as a positive force to members of the community, students and faculty. He was a dedicated educator, coach and mentor. He had a boisterous, extroverted personality and was known for his quick wit and gregarious manner. He was certainly a character and will be sorely missed. There will be a service and celebration of life held by John's children June 3 at 2 p.m. at the Chemung United Methodist Church, Lay Servant Chuck Carver will lead the service. A reception and remembrance will follow at Tomasso's Restaurant. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Shriners Children's Hospital on behalf of John and his family. John is survived by his loving wife Cheryl, of Sebastian, Fla.; daughter Laurie Cocco, Endicott, N.Y.; son John Johnson and wife Jackie, Mizzoula, Mont.; daughter Charlee Garcia and her husband Val, Santa Cruz, Calif.; daughter Kimberly Johnson of Sayre; son Scott Johnson of Denver, N.C.; grandson Jon Bryan Suess of Bethlehem, Pa.; grandson Thomas Cocco and his wife Melissa, Vestal, N.Y. and great-grandsons Nicholas and Ryan Cocco of Vestal, N.Y. Godspeed Johnny J. We will miss you. –Sayre Morning Times 5/22/2018

 

LAVERN MARCY JOHNSON, well known resident of Lime Hill, Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 at home, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. LaVern was born in Towanda, Pennsylvania, the son of S. Eugene Johnson and Ellen Marcy Johnson. He attended Towanda area schools, and graduated from Towanda High School in 1968. He then attended RETS electronics school in Philadelphia; after graduation he returned home to join his father in his painting and construction business. In September of 1972 he married Patrice Carl; they recently celebrated their 45th anniversary. They had three children: Nichole, Suzanne and Paul. He joined the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Union No. 145 in Towanda in May of 1976. As well as being a master carpenter, he was a certified welder and millwright. He worked many years with his tools. He was very loyal to his union and eventually became a business agent, he served as vice president of the Scranton Carpenters Local. He was voted a delegate to represent his members at council meetings and conventions. He was promoted to Northeast Regional Coordinator of the Carpenters and Joiners Union of Pennsylvania. He always said he worked for the members and would take phone calls at home before and after work in the evenings if someone had questions, needed help or advice. The men’s wellbeing was LaVern’s first concern. He retired in 2012 to enjoy his farm and his herd of Angus cattle. LaVern was also a car racing enthusiast. He built and raced cars for many years at various tracks including: Dunn Hill in Monroeton, the original Shangri La track in Owego, New York, and Shangri La II Speedway in Tioga Center, New York. He also partnered with his son Paul with go-carts, street stocks and sportsman modifieds which they were racing at Chemung Speedrome this past season. They brought home several championships during that time together. LaVern possessed a great respect and love for the environment and outdoors. An avid hunter and fisherman his entire life, he accomplished getting the triple crown of hunting in 2012. He tagged a spring gobbler, a trophy buck in bow season and a black bear in rifle season. LaVern was a member and past Master of the Masonic Union Lodge in Towanda, now the Wyalusing Lodge No. 108 of Free and Accepted Masons. He also earned his 32nd degree at the Williamsport Consistory. He was a current board member of the Oak Hill Cemetery in Towanda. He belonged to the Bradford County Outboard Motor Club in Durell for many years and as a young man participated in water ski shows the club would have. LaVern is survived by his wife, Pat, at home; his children, Nichole (Bret) Cooley of Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, Suzanne Ferris (Mike Madigan) of Towanda, Pennsylvania, and Paul (Karla) Johnson of Wyalusing, Pennsylvania; his beloved grandchildren, Dalton Cooley, Colton Cooley, Wyatt Ferris, Tenley Ferris and Kara and Cooper Johnson; brothers, Calvin Johnson of Saugerties, New York, and Rodney (Laura) Johnson of Klamath Falls, Oregon. He was predeceased by his parents, S. Eugene Johnson and Ellen Marcy Johnson. At LaVern’s request there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Those who wish, please direct donations to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital in loving memory of LaVern M. Johnson. Caring assistance is provided by Cooley Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Athens, Pennsylvania. –Towanda Daily Review 10/7/2017

 

LEROY EDWIN ‘ROY’ JOHNSON, age 90 of Elkland, PA departed this world on August 22, 2017. Born January 27, 1927 in Johnsonburg, PA, he was the youngest child of Charles and Myrtle (Bullers) Johnson. At the age of four his parents moved the family; his brother, Paul and two sisters, Olive Thomas and Ruth Edwards to Elkland. Roy was the last surviving of the family. Roy was 18 when he enlisted in the US Army, assigned to M.P. Company “B” 797th Military Police Battalion at Indiantown Gap Military Reservation. His training was received for training and instruction on combat and tactics and on how to maintain and service hand and shoulder weapons. He also guarded prisoners (German) from one location to another in USA. After serving for two years, he received an honorable discharge and returned to Elkland. Soon after his return he was drafted and assigned to cook and baker school. After the war ended, he received a second honorable discharge and returned to Elkland to work at the Elkland Electric Com. and Elkland Tannery. In 1948 he married Emma Cavagna and they resided in Elkland until 1959 when Roy and Emma moved to Pompano Beach, FL with their three children. Roy started a new job with Chris Craft Boat Com. constructing wooden boats. He joined the carpenters union local 3206 in Pompano Beach and worked various union jobs which he had to travel. He purchased land in Okeechobee, FL where he and Emma owned and operated camping facilities until his retirement. The winters were spent in the south and summers visiting family and friends at their campground in Wellsboro, PA. Roy had many friends and was very active with their many fun times; jobs, fishing, hunting, boating or just hanging out at their favorite spots. His home was always welcome to anyone in need, on vacation, job or just visiting. Roy would even let you drive his special white corvette. He will be missed by family and friends as they continue to laugh at all the funny stories and advice he has given. Roy is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Emma; his children, Nancy (Dave) Hufford of Lake Mary, FL, Karen (Steve) Harwood of Talbott, TN and John Johnson and Susan of Morristown, TN; grandchildren, Eric Hufford, Brian (Trisha) Hufford, both of White Pine, TN, Kara (Brian) Mitchell of CO, Sara (D.J.) Morrison of Talbott, TN, Julie Harwood of Talbott, TN and Jim (Cathy) Scott of Houma, LA; four great grandchildren, Hunter Owens, William and Sophia Morrison and Katie Scott and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Saturday, Noon – 2:00 PM. A funeral service with military honors will be held immediately following at 2:00PM with Rev. Lowell Watkins officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkland Public Library, 110 Parkway Ave., Elkland, PA. –Funeral home obit 8/25/2017

 

JOHNSON –MARJORIE L. DARNELL, 84, of Asylum Township, Pennsylvania, passed away Saturday morning, June 2, 2018, at her home, following declining health. Marjorie was born on Nov. 2, 1933, in Terry Township, Pennsylvania, one of nine children to Carl and Mildred Johnson. In early years she was employed by several area garment manufacturing companies and was later employed by Dolly Madison in Dushore, Pennsylvania. Marjorie enjoyed traveling, flower gardening, cooking and playing pitch. She is survived by her husband, Charles R. Darnell; brother and sister-in-law, William “Willy” and Janice Johnson of Frazer, Pennsylvania; sister-in-law, Marilyn Johnson of Terrytown, Pennsylvania; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, Marjorie was predeceased by her daughter, Deana Dooley; son, Richard Palmer; brothers, Henry and Ralph Johnson; and sisters, Hazel Johnson, Donna Kirk, Sharon Neal, Carol Jean Johnson and Augusta June Bennett. Abiding with Marjorie’s request, there will be no funeral service or calling hours. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA in memory of Marjorie L. Darnell. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pennsylvania, is assisting Marjorie’s family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 6/3/2018

 

ROBERT M. ‘ROB’ JOHNSON, 60, of Athens, PA passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018 in New Mexico while visiting family with his loved ones by his side after battling an extended illness. He was born on August 2, 1957 in Sayre, PA, the son of Robert and Olive (Sjostrom) Johnson. Rob was a graduate of the Athens High School Bulldogs, Class of 1976. He was well known at Guthrie and Robert Packer Hospital where he was employed for almost 39 years. Rob was an active member of the community. For over 25 years, he volunteered at the Athens Little League field in many capacities. He was a Coach, Umpire, Board Member and Business Manager. Rob married his wife of 36 years on December 13, 1981. He was a family-oriented man who loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. His grandchildren were the light of his eye. He was respected and loved by all who knew him and will be missed. He is predeceased by his father; Robert Johnson, mother and step-father; Olive and Leonard VanAllen; father-in-law; Carl Schrader, sisters-in-law; Sandy Newman and Phyllis Newman, brother-in-law; Kevin Jones, and nephew; Jason Johnson. Robert is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years; Lisa Johnson, sons and daughters-in-law; Arron and Kourtney Johnson, Brandon and Anna Johnson, and Chad and Brittany Johnson, daughter and son-in-law; Brooke and Adam Middlecamp, grandchildren; Xander, Devin, Kaylee, Oliver, Brianna, Peyton, Carter, Elih, Ivy, Cameron, Levi and Brynnley. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law; Bruce and Betty Newman, Brian and Joyce Newman, and Rick and Peg Johnson, brother; Bernie Newman, sister and brother-in-law; Ruth and Norman Kline, mother-in-law; Janet Schrader, sister-in-law; Barbara Dowd, brother-in-law and sister-in-law; Edward and Nancy Schrader, special friends; Sheila Slawta, Lori Robinson, and Rob Robinson, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
Friends and family may call on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 4pm – 7pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 7pm at the funeral home.

 

JORDAN DAVID JOHNSTON, age 32, of Columbia Cross Roads, is now at peace, after years of battling the disease of addiction, on Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was born on March 3, 1986 in Sayre, Pennsylvania, the son of David E. and Judy G. (Chamberlain) Johnston. Jordan was a graduate of Troy High School and worked as a roofer in Harrisburg. He loved his family and many special friends, and was especially great with kids. A true free spirit and forever young at heart, he loved hiking, boating, knee boarding, music, making hemp jewelry and taking ANYTHING white and tie-dying it, which he then vended at many local and state-wide festivals. Jordan is survived by his parents; a maternal grandmother, Carroll Passeri of Gillett, Pennsylvania; a paternal grandmother, Frances Chopak of Troy, Pennsylvania; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Jordan was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Gale and Sandra Chamberlain; grandfather, Anthony Passeri; paternal grandparents, Wayne and Norma Johnston; paternal grandfather, Michael Chopak; two cousins, Angela DeLosa and Kasey Wandell.

A private graveside service will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Chamberlain Cemetery, Baptist Hill/Wolfe Hollow Road, Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914. A bonfire celebration of Jordan’s life for all family and friends will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the home of David and Judy Johnston, 1053 Burleigh Hill Road, Columbia Cross Roads. Memorial contributions may be made to Recovery Revolution, P.O. Box 252, Mansfield, PA or Door of Hope, Fellowship Church, c/o Tyler Brown Memorial, 121 Mud Creek Road, Troy PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pennsylvania. –Funeral home obit

 

CHARLES RICHARD ‘RICK’ JONES II – 74 – of 313 Church St., Breesport, NY passed away early Wednesday morning (June 21, 2017) at his home, following a long illness. Born in Kingston, PA on March 28, 1943, he was the son of Charles & Elizabeth (Love) Jones. Rick grew up in Mehoopany, PA and was a graduate of Tunkhannock High School (class of 1961). Following high school graduation, he attended Mansfield University but left college to join the US Air Force. He served his country from 1964-1968 during the Viet Nam era as a mechanic fixing and repairing US Aircraft. He was honorably discharged in 1968. Following his discharge from the US Air Force, Rick returned to Mansfield University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education. A resident of Elkland, PA for most of his adult life, Rick taught Earth Science and Math at the Elkland High School for more than 30 years. He retired from teaching about 20 years ago. Rick enjoyed watching sporting events such as baseball, basketball & football and especially loved rooting for the Boston Red Sox. He was also an outdoorsman and in his younger years enjoyed hunting & fishing. Rick enjoyed his bi-weekly bridge games with his buddies. However, he thoroughly loved helping his sons with a variety of “handyman” projects. He was married on September 1, 1969 to the former Norma Jean Murphy who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons, Norman (Kim) Jones of Lawrenceville, PA, Neil (Beth) Jones of Florida and Nathan “Nate” (Jennifer) Jones of Breesport; 1 sister, Barb (Art) Henning of Mehoopany, PA; 6 grandchildren, Ryker, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Logan, Carter & Parker; a nieces & several nephews. At Rick’s request there will be no calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

DEAN E. JONES, age 54, of Laceyville, PA passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018 at his home.

Dean was born on November 9, 1963 in Towanda, PA the son of the late Bryce E. Jones (d. June 14, 2010) and Shirley Wilcox Jones of Laceyville, PA. He attended Wyalusing Valley High School. He was employed with the McCloe Pond Farm on Edinger Hill and also stacked stone throughout the area. Dean liked fixing model cars and building things especially furniture. He also enjoyed playing darts and pool. Most of all he loved to spend time with his family and friends. Dean is survived by his children, Justin Giberson and his wife Jennifer of Dallas, PA and Ashley Giberson and her fiancé Brad Carey of Laceyville, PA; his grandchildren, Justin Giberson, II, Jake Giberson, and Jasper Giberson all of Dallas, PA; his mother, Shirley Jones of Laceyville, PA; his sisters, Melinda Jones of Laceyville, PA, Robin Dorman and her husband David of West Auburn, PA, and Brenda Sands and her husband Wayne of Laceyville, PA; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his father he was preceded in death by his great-nephew, Brandon Moon and his very special friend Julie Ryan. A private memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to help cover expenses to Sheldon Funeral Homes, PO Box 32, Laceyville, PA. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

JAMES ROBERT JONES, 59, of Towanda, Pennsylania, passed away Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital. Jim was born Nov. 21, 1957 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. In early years, he was a member of the Cub Scouts, played Little League Baseball and Towanda Junior Varsity Football. Jim was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1975, and while attending high school, worked for Towanda Tire and Glass. Jim served in the U.S. Army from July 1, 1975 to June 30, 1978. Following completion of his military service, Jim was employed by Taylor Packing in Wyalusing for several years and was later employed by Middendorf Construction in Wysox until declining health no longer permitted him to continue. Jim possessed great love for his family and enjoyed the outdoors and working around his property. Surviving are his loving and devoted wife, Lucy M. Vanderpool Jones; his mother, Sharon Ann Sullivan Wilson of Towanda; stepsons, Shawn and Mark Watkins both of Towanda, David Stroud and wife Kimberly of Marlboro, New York, Aaron Bennett of Towanda; step-grandchildren, Brynn Stroud, Becca Stroud, Jaron Bennett, Jalyn Bennett, Maxwell Stroud; brother and sister-in-law, Sean P. and Melanie Wilson of Peru, Massachusetts; niece, Casey Wilson; nephew, Daniel Wilson; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Connie Vanderpool and Larry Lane of Liberty Corners; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and his pets, Buck, Chester and Smokey. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, PA 18848. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the church. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA in Jim’s memory. Towanda Daily Review 11/19/2017

 

WILLIAM ‘BILL’ JUDGE JR., 76, of Granville Summit, Pennsylvania, formerly of Philadelphia, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, April 4, 2018, at home, while surrounded by family. Born on Dec. 5, 1941 in Philadelphia, Bill was a son of the late William Charles and Tillie (Bell) Judge. After high school graduation, he served our country with the U.S. Air Force. On March 14, 1963, he married the former Dolores June Forse in Salisbury, Maryland. Bill will be remembered as a hard worker and a man devoted to family. In addition to working for Sears & Roebuck Co. for over 28 years and retiring as a supervisor in 1992, Bill also delivered appliances during the evening, establishing his own trucking company located in the Philadelphia area. In 1992, he and Dolores moved to Bradford County where they established and operated Judge’s Secondhand Store near Canton. He especially enjoyed family outings at their home and times spent being busy with a project. Bill also was an avid outdoorsman and hunter in earlier years.
In addition to his beloved wife, Dolores “Dolly,” surviving are his children, Bill Judge of Philadelphia and Joe (Susan) Judge of Scotch Plains, New Jersey; four grandchildren, Stephanie, Katie, Michael and James; four siblings, Diane (Tom) Nestel or Durham, Pennsylvania, Dan (Linda) Judge of Philadelphia, Jeff (Kathy) Judge of Lansdale and Kevin (Sara) Judge of Philadelphia; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pastor Ron Bly will officiate a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, at Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation in Mr. Judge’s memory to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA . –Towanda Daily Review 4/7/2018

 

KACUBA –ANN MARIE BALDWIN, 50, of Hop Bottom, PA, passed away unexpectedly, on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at her home. She was born August 22, 1967 in Montrose to the late Leonard J. Kacuba and Dolores A. (Monahan) Kacuba Obert. Surviving is her loving husband, Robert Baldwin, son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Jessica Baldwin, Meshoppen, PA, two grandchildren, Cayden and Lily, four sisters, Barb, Rosalie, Alice, and Cathy, three brothers, Stephen, Joe, and Scott, an aunt, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also predeceased by her step-father, Ray Obert. Ann thoroughly enjoyed her 25-year nursing career. She loved her family; especially her grandchildren; and her faithful companion, Stitch. A Calling hour will be held from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

KARGE –EUNICE E. KARGE RICHART, age 85, of Dushore, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, PA. Eunice was born October 12, 1932, a daughter of the late Walter Clarence & Helen Farrell Karge. She graduated from the Sonestown High School a member of the class of 1952. She married the former Francis T. Richart of Dushore, PA, on July 3, 1959. Francis predeceased her on August 19, 2015 after almost 56 years of marriage. Eunice worked at the Endicott Johnson Shoe Mfg. Co., in Mildred, PA; Sullcraft Mfg. Co., of Dushore, PA; and also for several years as a nurse’s aide at the Highland Care Center in Laporte. She was a member of St. Basil’s Church in Dushore, PA. She was a loving spouse and mother. She enjoyed taking care of her flowers, mowing the lawn and weed whacking. She and Francis also enjoyed traveling and camping in Lewes, DE. She loved to go shopping and to stop at McDonald’s for a cheeseburger and milkshake. Surviving: a son, Frank of Dushore; brothers: W. Douglas Charge, and John R. (Kathy) Karge of Dushore; sister, Irene H. Karge of Dushore, PA; brother-in-law: Richard (Bobby) Richart of Frackville, PA; and sister-in-law: Marcella Hamilton, of Fleetwood, PA and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by a nephew, Richard Richart Jr. A Transferal Services will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA, and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 A.M. at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, PA, with the Rev. Richard Rojas, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in Peace Cemetery, Dushore, PA. Friends and family may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Members of IHM Altar and Rosary Society will recite the Rosary at 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home. –Funeral home obit

 

KASSON –MARY SAXER, 63, of Tunkhannock passed away Sept. 7th 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Sayre, Pa. on Apr. 29, 1954 and she was the daughter of the late Samuel Kasson and Eleanor Pauline Isbell.  She was employed at Sorel Boots and the Dollar Train in Dushore Pa. She enjoyed crocheting, reading books, and spending time with her loving companion Joseph. Mary was preceded in death by her companion of 22 years Joseph J. Lane Sr in 2010. Mother and Father Samuel Kasson and Eleanor Isbell, step dad Alfred Isbell, step mother Louise Kasson, brother Leslie Isbell, stepbrothers; John Kasson, Bob May, Phillip May, Larry May, stepsister Connie Nichols, and brother in law Arthur Minnier. She is survived by her daughter Heidi and James McCarty, sons John Saxer, Raymond Saxer, sisters Marilyn Minnier, Carol and Dale Vanderpool, Wendy Cass, Brothers Robert and Sharon Kasson, David and Debbie Kasson, and several nieces, nephews and 7 grandchildren. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Interment will be private at Forkston Cemetery. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

KASSON –PHYLLIS M. JOHNSTON - Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day…unseen, unheard, but always near. STILL LOVED, still missed and very dear. Phyllis M. Johnston, 91, of Athens formerly of Litchfield, PA passed away peacefully following a period of declining health on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was born on January 28, 1927 in Saco, PA, the daughter of the late Otto A. and Mabel (Foster) Kasson. Phyllis was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and loved spending time with her family. She was employed with Blue Swan and Sayre Lingerie as a Seamstress for over 45 years, prior to retiring. Phyllis was an avid reader and was hardly ever seen without a book in her hand. At the times she did watch TV, it was the game shows like Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune or the Lawrence Welk Show. She did enjoy joining in the activities at the nursing home, especially the Weekly Bible Study and Bingo. In her younger years, she enjoyed camping with her husband, Calvin and their family. She is predeceased by her husband, Calvin I. Johnston in Oct. 2006, grandchildren, Garrick Johnston II and James Root, siblings, Flora Driesbaugh, Foster Kasson, Denzel Kasson, and Betty Hushelpeck. Phyllis is survived by her children, Arthur and Marty Johnston of Athens, PA, Garrick Johnston of West Palm Beach, FL, Gwen and Joe Davidson of Ulster, PA, and Tim Johnston of Waverly, NY, grandchildren, Mark and Sandra Johnston of Haverton, PA, Christina and Tony Nolan of Broken Arrow, OK, Elizabeth Johnston of Homets Ferry, PA, Amy and Glenn Fassett of Waverly, NY, Jeremy Davidson and Fiance, Bre Hicks of Athens, PA, and Jason and Holly Davidson of Chalfont, PA, great-grandchildren, Lily, Fiona, Aidan, Colbrin, Halle, Alaina, Connor, Shea, Anna, Allie, and Declan, and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call on Monday, February 12, 2018 from 5pm-7pm at Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 11am at the funeral home with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Phyllis’ memory to any library of your choice, honoring her love for reading. The family wishes to thank the 2nd ICU and 5th floor staff at Robert Packer Hospital for the excellent care given to their loved one. –Towanda Daily Review

 

KAUFMAN –CAROL J. SCHNEIDER, 89, of Hughesville, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Muncy. Born December 25, 1927 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Albert T. and Allkey G. (Reitmeyer) Kaufman. She married Kenneth L. Schneider on August 31, 1956, who survives. Growing up Carol attended multiple schools, where she always prided herself on being number 1 in her class. She graduated from Ontario High School, Class of 1946, Ontario, NY, where she was a drum majorette. She then attended Empire Beauty School in Williamsport. She worked at GTE Sylvania, and operated a beauty shop in Hughesville for 40 years. Carol enjoyed travelling the U.S. and Europe, shopping, going out to eat, sewing, knitting, helping students in her daughter Karen's classroom, and taking care of her grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Karen (Thomas) Secules of Hughesville; a grandchild, Amy (James Jr.) Kishbaugh; a granddaughter in law, Jennifer Malinovsky; four great-grandchildren Gwenneth and Ashton Kishbaugh, and Ehlana and Garin Secules; a nephew, John (Cathy) Kaufman of Prospect, CT; and numerous other nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Harry A., Donald J., Theodore A., and Kenneth F. Kaufman; and a grandson, Christopher T. Secules. A memorial service will be held for family and friends at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the East Lycoming Education Foundation, 349 Cemetery St., Hughesville, PA, designated to the Christopher T. Secules Scholarship, or the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 Main St., Hughesville, PA. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette 11/24/2017

 

JOHN J. KEEHAN JR.age 70, was born June 3, 1947 in Elmira, NY the son of the late John J. and Beatrice Louise (Knight) Keehan Sr. passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. His loving wife of 30 years, Margaret J. (Zubriski) Keehan preceded him in death July 25, 2016. He is survived by his daughter, Hope (Rob) Strong of Elmira; son, Don (Nancy) Miller of Elmira; step-sons, Daniel Giammichele (Terry Wagoner) of Tennessee; Thomas (Marlene) Giammichele of Elmira; sister, Deborah Keehan (Stanley Hayes) of Sodus, NY; along with several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends. At his request there will be no services. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/6/2017

 

CHARLES WESLEY ‘CHUCK’ KEENEY, age 55, a lifelong New Albany, Pennsylvania, resident, passed away on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at the Robert Packer Hospital, as a result from complications of an automobile accident that occurred a week earlier. Chuck was born Sept. 11, 1962, a son of the late Wesley and Esther A. Sayman Keeney. He graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School, a member of the class of 1980. He worked for HTM Precision Machining in New Albany for 35 years and was currently a machinist at Masco Cabinetry in Sayre. He was also currently serving as an Albany Township supervisor. For over 25 years, Chuck enjoyed catering for many different events for the New Albany Fire Deptartment and various other organizations. He was famous for his barbecue chicken and pig roasts. In his younger years, he was a partner with Dick Hugo in a butcher shop in Evergreen. He married his best friend and the love of his life, the former Barbara Jean Stanton of Mildred, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 5, 2011. Chuck enjoyed anything in the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing with his brothers and friends. In years past, he enjoyed umpiring little league games throughout the area. He enjoyed bowling and playing rings. He was a member of the Sullivan County Ring Toss League and a member of the Holy Name Bowling League. He had a very strong faith and was a faithful member of St. Basil’s Church in Dushore and regularly attended 7:30 a.m. mass.  Chuck was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, and will be missed by all who knew him. He was a fun-loving guy and had a laugh that was contagious and his smile would light up the room. Chuck was a one-of-a-kind. He was a big teddy bear with his loving and giving personality, which drew everyone to him. He was so full of life and would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. His carefree and laid back personality truly made him one-of-a-kind.  Surviving are his spouse, Barbara Jean Keeney at home; son, Eric Keeney of Wysox; four daughters, Lisa (Brett) Szemple of Evergreen, Pennsylvania, Kathy (Wayne) Johnson of Towanda, Mary White (Peter Gowin) of New Albany, Donna White (Virginia Pearce) of Dushore; two stepchildren, LaRay Gilbert of Dushore, Pat (Clarissa) Yonkin of Dushore; four brothers, Joseph (Mert) Keeney of New Albany, Gary (Sandy) Keeney of Sayre, Michael (Libby) Keeney of Towanda, Ronald (Jenn) Keeney of Troy; aunt, Iona Bidlack of Monroeton; three uncles, Fred Sayman Jr. of New Albany, Ervin Sayman of Montpelier, Vermont, Howard Sayman of Muncy; four brothers-in-law, Ronald (Debra) Stanton of Dushore; Gary (Debbie Pendleton) Stanton of Mildred; Buzz Masteller of East Smithfield, Joe Fitzgerald of New Albany; two sisters-in-law, Judy (James Parkhurst) Travis of Towanda, Joyce (Steven Faulkiner) Rider of Muncy Valley; 17 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.  Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, James Keeney, and two sisters, Patricia Masteller and Robin Fitzgerald. He was also predeceased by his in-laws, Donald and Alma Stanton. A transferal service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Basil’s Church in Dushore, with the Rev. Steven J. Brosk, presiding. Interment will follow in St. Basil’s Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore. 

Memorial contributions may be sent to the IHM Parish, P.O. Box 307, Dushore, PA in loving memory of Charles “Chuck” Keeney.

 

KEILING –MARGARET L. HAGER, 71, of Waverly passed away Friday, June 1, 2018 at home. She was predeceased by her parents, Herman and Virginia Keiling; husband, John Hager; and daughter, Lisa Hager.
Margaret is survived by her sons, John (Nanette) Hager Jr. of Chemung, Scott (Teresa) Hager of Chemung and Kevin (Jennifer) Hager of Chemung; sister, Cathy (Larry) Grazioso; brother, Herman (Louise) Keiling of New Jersey; grandchildren, Kayla, Ashley, Kelsey, Tressa, Angelica, Jarrod and Katlin; great-grandson, Jaxson Hager; nephews, Christopher and Larry; nieces, Alyssa and Vicki; great-nephews, Xander and Clayton; and her faithful four-legged companion, Zoey. Margaret enjoyed watching her birds, especially hummingbirds, gardening, flowers, going to rummage sales and auctions. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her loving family. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. The family is being assisted by Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly. –Sayre Morning Times 6/4/2018

 

KELLEY –MARILYN K. TREAT of Park Place, Elmira, entered into rest on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the Chemung County Health Care Facility in Elmira following a brief illness. Marilyn was born in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Cecil G. and Velma G. (Wiley) Kelley. On April 12, 1969, she and Robert Charles Treat were married in Jobs Corners, PA. Bob preceded her in death on November 10, 2010. Marilyn retired Woodbrook in Elmira. She was previously employed at the Schuyler Health Foundation. She was a member of the New Beginnings Methodist Church in Elmira. Besides her husband Bob, Marilyn was predeceased by her sister, Patricia Lazeski. Surviving is her brother, James (Wanda) Kelley, her sisters, Joan Sawdey and Pauline Thorpe along with 21 nieces and nephews. Marilyn is truly thankful for the love shown by them all. At Marilyn's request, there will be no services. Arrangements are with the H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home in Woodhull, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/31/2017

 

RAYMOND E. KELLEY III, age 66 of Elmira Heights, NY. He was born April 11, 1951 in Elmira, NY, son of the late Cora N. Townson-DeProspero and passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Linda L. (Johnson) Kelly; children Raymond and Matthew; grandchildren Killian and Alana; sisters Rhonda, Bonnie, Yvonne (Terry), and Karen (Pat), along with 19 nieces and nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Ray was 'a magnet for kids'; he was adored by his nieces and nephews. Even beyond his own family, neighborhood children enjoyed spending time with him. He was a matter of fact speaker who honored hard work, honesty, loyalty, family, and a good prank. Ray was a humble man who will be dearly missed by all who knew him. A celebration of Ray's life will be held at the Elmira Heights American Legion Post 154, 236 Scottwood Ave. in Elmira Heights, on Saturday, November 4th from 2 to 6pm. In lieu of flowers, family donations are greatly appreciated. The family also asks that those wishing make a donation in Ray's name to the Falck Cancer Center, c/o Arnot Health Foundations, 571 East Market Street Suite 102, Elmira, NY.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/31/2017

 

MANLEY B. KELLOGG, 86, of Athens, PA, passed away peacefully at home on August 27, 2017 after a gradual decline in health. He was the son of the late Curtis and Mabel Smith Kellogg. Manley was born on April 14, 1931 in Sayre, PA. He graduated from Athens High School in 1949 and held many jobs afterwards, most recently retiring from the Ingersoll Rand. On March 22, 1952, he married Lois Bradley, who predeceased him on April 23, 1998. Manley was a man of many talents that he picked up while growing up on his family farm in Ridgebury Township. His knowledge of construction led him to build his home nearby his parents, where he and Lois raised their four children. He was always there with a helping hand whenever any family member was doing a construction project. He took pride in his ability to make quality tools for the Ingersoll Rand and was well known for having a good work ethic. In addition to his full-time job, Manley also ran a small farm where he raised cattle that became known as his pets. He enjoyed hunting with his son Charlie and doing caning on antique chairs in his spare time. He liked watching college and pro football as well as women's college softball on TV. Manley was always known for being a kind and gentle man who had a great sense of humor and was loved by all who knew him. In addition to the passing of Lois, Manley is predeceased by parents, Curtis and Mabel (Smith) Kellogg and brother, Ralph Kellogg. Manley is survived by his children Charles (Laura) Kellogg, Sharon (Dan) Hubbard, Carol (Jim) Hillman, and Trudy (Doug) Rogers. Manley is also survived by his grandchildren Michael (Izzy) Kellogg, Kyle (Jamie) Kellogg, Keith (Anna) Hubbard, Chris (Leah) Hubbard, Craig (Jami) Hubbard, Joe (Amy) Hubbard, Adam (Stephanie) Hillman, Megan Rogers, Cameron Rogers; special companion, Leona Dunham; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous additional family members. Calling hours will be on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 between the hours of 5 to 7 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home at 225 South Main Street in Athens, PA. As per Manley's wish, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, please direct any donations in Manley's memory to the Valley ADE, 136 Center Street, Waverly, NY. –Sayre Morning Times –8/29/2017

 

FRANK W. 'BUCK' KELLY JR., 92, passed away Jan. 13, 2018, in Kingston, surrounded by his loved ones. Buck maintained a winter residence in Forty-Fort, and a summer home at Lake Carey, He was one of two sons born to Frank Wheaton and Marion DeFrehn Kelly. Buck was born on Jan. 4, 1926, in New Rochelle, N.Y., but grew up with his family at Lake Carey, and in the Wyoming Valley. He attended Forty-Fort High School and graduated in 1943. Buck joined the Army Air Corps following high school, where his training as a fighter pilot solidified his lifelong love of aviation. Ending his military service at the close of the Second World War, Bucky secured work at the Okonite Company in Wilkes-Barre where he met, and would later marry, Beverly Stubblebine of Plymouth Township. Early family life and opportunity would lead him to Susquehanna County, where he and his brother John would establish the Kilkenny Fur Farms. In his later years, Buck would retire from his working life as a courier for the Grange National Bank.
Surviving Frank are his beloved wife of 62 years, Beverly Kelly; his brother John Kelly, as well as his children: Betsy Kelly Green, Frank 'Bucky' Kelly III and his wife Michelle, Brett Kelly and his wife Marie, and Bonnie Galle; along with grandchildren: Sean, Caitlin, Bridget, Brittany, and Shannon. Among Buck's many interests where scuba diving, skiing, motorcycling, sailing, playing the organ, and catching turtles. Buck enjoyed a long and rich life, surrounded by generations of family and friends at Lake Carey, near Tunkhannock, where all of his children reside today. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. –Wyoming County Examiner 1/17/2018

 

MARK E. KENNEDY, age 55, of Mansfield, PA, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at his home. He was born on August 21, 1962 in Elmira, NY, a son of William and Roberta (Sillaman) Kennedy. Mark enjoyed farming, NASCAR, football, scrapping metal, his family, and spending time outdoors.

Mark is survived by two sons, Mark (Lisa) Kennedy of Mansfield, PA, Chad Kennedy of Newark, NY; two step grandchildren, Destinee Jenkins, Brendon Nash; two brothers, Martin (Sherry) Kennedy of Mansfield, PA, Matthew (Lisa) Kennedy of Aldi, VA; two sisters, Marsha (Walt) Mills of Colleyville, TX, Maria (Deb) Kennedy of Dumfries, VA. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 1PM to 2PM at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 2 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Roseville United Methodist Church, 4118 Route 549, Mansfield, PA. –Funeral home obit

 

KIDD –MARY KIDD DREW HUHA - On the morning of July 31, 2017 Mary Drew Muha, 86, passed peacefully into the Hands of God with family by her side while at the Capital Caring's Adler Center in Aldie, Va. Mary was born and raised in the Valley and in 1949 graduated from Sayre High School. She graduated from business school and worked in Washington, D.C. After marrying, she lived in Massachusetts before returning to Sayre with her three children where she worked at the gas company. After five years in Sayre, she accepted a job in Washington, D.C., and moved back to Virginia. While raising her three children alone, Mary worked full time as an office administrator for the Department of the Navy (Seabees). After marrying Bill Muha in 1982, she became an active member of her local parish, St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, where she belonged to the Seton Crafters, the Altar Society, the Silver Foxes and the Human Concerns Group. She was also a member of the Elks and the Ruby Red Hat Society of Woodbridge. Mary was known to family and friends as a caring and giving woman, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt. She was preceded in death by her mother Sarah McGrane Kidd in 1954, her father Otto Kidd, her husband Bill Muha, and her brother John A. Kidd. Mary is survived by sons Steve Drew of Norfolk and Mike Drew of Warrenton, daughter Kathy Winter of Stafford, nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, three nieces, and two nephews. A memorial Mass will be held Monday, August 14th, at 11 a.m. at St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 12805 Valleywood Drive, Lake Ridge VA. The family will receive visitors at a reception in the fellowship hall following the Mass. Interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please submit online donations to: www.capitalcaring.org in memory of Mary Drew Muha or mail to: Capital Caring, in memory of Mary Drew Muha, 2900 Telestar Ct, Falls Church, VA. –Sayre Morning Times 8/10/2017

 

KING –SANDRA K. ‘SANDY’ BUCK, 75, of Montoursville, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the Gatehouse. Born October 3, 1942 in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late Robert W. and Marjorie A. (Schneider) King. She married the late Francis C. “Charlie” Buck, who preceded her in death on February 14, 2015. Sandy was a member of the Hughesville Vol. Fire Dept., where she served as an EMT and fire police. She also attended the Bethany United Methodist Church. Sandy enjoyed cooking, puzzles, painting, crafting, and above all being a very loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by a son, Shawn (Stephanie) Buck of Montoursville; four sisters, Nancy L. McCarty of Muncy, Dorothy A. Bennett of Hughesville, Leah (Bill) King-Way of Montoursville, and Betty Jo (Phil) Soohy of Hughesville; a brother, Robert L. (Kathy) King of Indiana; a sister In Law, Joan King of Toledo, OH; two step sons, Gale Buck of Montgomery, and Darren Buck of Hughesville; a grandson, Dylan Buck; four step-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Terri McElrath; and a brother, James "Jim" King. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, November 27 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Jane L. O'Borski officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Sandy’s name to the Lycoming County SPCA. –Funeral home obit

 

CHAD KINNER, 38, of Dushore, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at his home. Born March 22, 1979, in Towanda, He was a son of Rodney W. and Julie M. (Nolan) Kinner. Chad was a very free-spirited person who always had an eye for a pretty lady. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing baseball and working with computers. Chad was an avid sports fan, who loved the Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, especially his son Shane. Surviving are a son, Shane W. Kinner of Forksville; his father, Rodney W. (Deborah Connell) of Dushore; his mother, Julie M. (Donald Saxon) Kinner of Forksville; three brothers, Todd M. Kinner of Wilkes-Barre, Bryan D. (Nicole) Kinner of Dushore, and Dennis W. Hoffman of Canton; two nephews, Brady and Dash Kinner of Dushore; several aunts and uncles; and numerous cousins. Chad was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Aspen Marie Kinner; maternal grandparents, Jack and Lois Nolan; paternal grandparents, Bill and Sue Kinner; an infant nephew, Tristen Kaleb; and a special cousin whom he idolized, Shane Nolan. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 27, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, with Pastor David Hart officiating. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review 11/26/2017

 

FRANCIS M. KINNER, 76, of Monroeton, Pennsylvania, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018, at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pennsylvania. Francis was born Aug. 29, 1941, in Towanda, Pennsylvania, the son of William M. Kinner and Eleanor Pete Kinner. In early years, he worked at a saw mill in Troy, Pennsylvania, and was later employed by Masonite Corporation in Wysox, Pennsylvania, for 42 years until his retirement on April 5, 2013. Francis was a member of the Towanda Gun Club, Monroeton Rod and Gun Club, and Beirne-Webster VFW Post in Towanda. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and enjoyed the outdoors and playing cards. He is survived by his companion, Pamela R. Kinner; daughters, Marcy Kinner, Linda (Duane) Meeker; sons, Kevin F. Kinner, Jerry Kinner, Ronald Baker; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Ralph, Donald and Gerald Kinner; half-sister, Emily Smith; step brothers, Rodney Kinner, Randy Kinner, Timothy (Sharon) Kinner; step sisters, Cheryl Adams, Linda Porter, Darlene Newton, Vicki Kellogg; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his step children, Larry Baker and Diane Nickerson. Abiding with Francis’ request, there will be no funeral service or calling hours. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pennsylvania is assisting the Kinner family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 6/2/2018

 

 KINNEY –ALZINA R. BUTCH PAUL passed away Feb. 27, 2018, from natural causes. Alzina was married to Charles Richard Paul of Waverly who passed away on April 27, 2006. She was the daughter of the late Ralph and Gertrude Kinney. She is survived by sister, Elsie Kinney Mcintire, sister Sandra Kinney Viselli, sister, Lois Kinney Chapman, brother Ralph Kinney and sister Patricia Kinney Cain. Also, her children, Tom Paul of Barton, N.Y., Vicky Paul Reeves of Belt, Mont., Charlene Paul of Waverly, N.Y., Pam Paul LaFave of Escanaba, Mich., Charles Chuck Paul of Athens, Pa. Alzina has nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Alzina graduated in 1955 from Sayre High School. She had been employed by Doane's Egg Farm, Robert Packer Hospital, from which she retired, and worked part time for BCE Credit Union. Alzina's greatest passion was always helping people and her latest endeavor was organizing Sock It To You sock drive for children. Her children have decided to make this an annual drive in honor of their mother. There will be no open funeral services, per Alzina's wishes. Her children will have an open house at Muldoon Apartments, Apartment 205, 443 Pennsylvania Ave., Waverly, N.Y. on March 10 around 2 p.m. to celebrate Alzina's life. All family and friends are welcome to attend. –Towanda Daily Review 2/2/2018

 

MR. DONALD L. KIPP, age 50, of Lexington, TN, passed away on Monday morning, April 16, 2018, at his home.  Kippie as he was commonly knows to his family and friends was born on September 6, 1967, in Sayre, PA, a son of Joyce Chilson Kipp and the late Leo Herbert Kipp Sr. He graduated from Sullivan County High School a member of the class of 1986. He moved to Lexington, TN in 1987. In his early years he worked in the concrete business and after becoming disabled from a car accident he enjoyed doing any odd jobs he could to help out his friends and family, especially mowing. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and his greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren. He was a loving father, son, brother, uncle, and friend and will be missed by all who knew him. Surviving are two daughters: Chelsea Kipp and Hanna Kipp of  Lexington, TN: two grandchildren, Xander & Zoe of  Lexintgon, TN,    mother: Joyce Kipp of  New Albany, PA: two brothers: Leo (Rose) Kipp Jr. of  New Albany, PA and
Robert (Jeannie) Kipp of Danielsville, GA: sister, Anita M. Patton  of Scotts Hill, TN; four uncles:
Larry (Lois) Kipp of Philadelphia, PA, Lamar (Rosie) Kipp of Wyalusing, PA, Dean Chilson of        Dushore, PA, Nelson (Lois) Chilson of Terrytown, PA; seven aunts: Lena Carichner of Hughesville, PA, Loretta (James) Abate of  New Albany, PA, Christine Salsman of  Powell, PA, Marguerite “Maggie” Yonkin of Dushore, PA, Florence Hoover of Wyalusing, PA, Alice Campbell  of      Ulster, PA and Beverly Chilson of Dushore, PA and favorite nephews: Leo (Felecia) Kipp III of  New Albany, PA, Ronald (Jessica) Kipp of Wyalusing, PA and favorite nieces: Cindy Lou (Tony) Maness of       Lexington, TN and Felicia Patton of Lexington, TN. He is also survived by his three best friends, Randall, Chris, and Glenn and also by numerous cousins. He was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Sue Kipp in 1992, and by his father, Leo H. Kipp Sr. on February 13, 2014, his paternal grandparents Leo & Martine Robinson Kipp, and his maternal grandparents Allen B. Chilson & Helen Benjamin Chilson Hoover. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 12:00 Noon at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA, with Pastor Mike MacWhinnie officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10:30 A.M. until the start of the service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to the Funeral Home to help offset funeral expenses in care of P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, PO Box 1, Dushore, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 4/19/2018

 

RICHARD W. KIRKPATRICK, age 85, of Millerton, PA, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at his home. He was born on September 29, 1932 in Allentown, PA, a son of Irvin and Beatrice (Moyer) Kirkpatrick. Richard was the husband of Agnes (Barna) Kirkpatrick with whom they celebrated 17 years of marriage. He was employed at Bethlehem Steel as a machinist for 45 years. Richard was a US Veteran having served in the US Navy. He enjoyed playing poker, archery, hunting, and dancing. Richard is survived by his wife; Agnes Kirkpatrick; a son, Brian (Monica) Kirkpatrick of Slatington, PA; a step son, Richard G. Komishock: a daughter, Denise Kirkpatrick of Allentown, PA; a step-daughter, Donna (Eric) Schewe of Millerton, PA; four grandchildren, Kimberly, Matthew, Leah, Richard; a great granddaughter, Fiona; two brothers, Jeff (Cathy) Kirkpatrick of Bath,Pa , Gary (Diane) Kirkpatrick of Allentown, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Betty Kirkpatrick; a step-son, Peter John Komishock.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 2PM to 4pm at the VFW Post 5010, 341 Centre Street Freeland, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. –Funeral home obit

 

VALERIE L. KISNER, 27, of Granville Summit, PA passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by her family on Thursday, December 21, 2017.
"God saw you getting tired, when a cure was not to be.
So he wrapped his arms around you, and whispered, “come to me”.
You didn’t deserve what you went through, so he gave you rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful, he only takes the best.
And when I saw you sleeping, so peaceful and free from pain,
I could not wish you back, to suffer that again."  Born January 22, 1990 in Sayre, PA, Valerie Lynn was a daughter of Jessie Jo (Greg) (Quackenbush)  Zander of Granville Summit and Donald Kisner of Troy.  On Dec. 1, 2011; at the age of 20, she was diagnosed with a lung disease called Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.  She had hoped to make it to her 28th birthday; but that was not to be.  Valerie fought this disease with grace and dignity.  She will always be remembered by her “never give up” attitude, and for her strength and bravery to endure this illness that she knew would end her life at an early age.  She fought this disease with all she had, and when she knew it would be no more, she decided to ‘leave this world’ on her own terms, by removing her medicines and facing this illness one last time. Valerie loved to vacation in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN.  In her younger years, she loved to bowl, play softball and volleyball.  She was a 2010 graduate of Troy High School.  Valerie was an avid New England Patriots fan.  These past few years, while housebound, she loved spending time with her nephews who were the light of her life.  The family would like to thank the caring staff at the UPMC Hospital in Pittsburgh, Guthrie Troy Community Hospital, Troy Ambulance Assoc. Arnot Health and Guthrie Hospice for the love and care that was provided to Valerie for the past six years of her life. Besides her parents, surviving are her siblings; James (Kaitlyn) Kisner of Granville Summit, Greg Jr. (Katherine) Zander of Caseyville, IL and Becky Zander of Cincinnati OH, two nephews; Izak and Verac; whom she adored and they affectionately called her Val-Val, paternal grandparents; Laverne and Kathryn Kisner of Oklahoma, paternal grandmother, Nancy Swenson of Ulster, paternal grandfather, Burdette Clark of Col X Rds, several aunts, uncles and many cousins.  She also leaves her faithful pets; Sassy, Gizmo, Hades and Wednesday. She was predeceased by grandparents; Aaron and Janet Quackenbush, Clem Clark, Albert “Pops” Zander and Lewis McClure. Her family will receive friends 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton.   Per Valerie’s wishes, there will be no funeral service.  Her ashes will be spread in the Great Smoky Mountains at a later date.  Since Valerie loved all kinds of animals, donations can be made in her name to Woodlands Wildlife Refuge at P.O. Box 5046 Clinton, NY or to a charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

RONALD LEE KLINE, 69, of Rome, PA passed away peacefully with his family by his side on February 15, 2018 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA following an extended illness. He was born on December 13, 1948 in Sayre, PA, the son of the late Chester G. and Mertie (Brannaka) Kline. Ronald was a Veteran of the US Army, serving during the Vietnam War. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed camping with his wife, fishing and hunting. He is predeceased by his brothers; Richard L. Kline and Chester Kline, Jr. Ronald is survived by his beloved wife of 20 years; Barbara at home, children; Bobbie Jo Kline and Brian Gaitings of Towanda, PA and Sherry and Jack Talada of Rome, PA; step-children; Denise and Al Fuller of Rome, PA and Darin and Katie Decker of Sayre, PA, 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother; Phillip Kline of Waverly, NY, sister; JoAnne Wolcott of Sevierville, TN, several nieces, nephews, and cousins, mother-in-law; Berneita Wright of Sayre, PA, brothers-in-law; John Wright of Towanda, PA, who was very helpful to Ronald during his long battle with his illness and Jerry Wright of Sayre, PA, brother-in-law and sister-in-law; William and Veronica Wright of Sayre, PA and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; Donna and Robert Farley of Athens, PA, Vivian and Joseph Harbst of the Carolinas, and Beverly and John Strong of Wyalusing, PA. Honoring Ronald’s request, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Ronald’s memory to: Alzheimer’s Association, 441 West Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, NY to help the fight against this disease that affects many families. –Towanda Daily Review

 

JOHN KOCSIS III died in his home in North Carolina on June 16, 2018, with his beloved family by his side. John, or “Butch” as his parents called him, was born on July 13, 1948, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He graduated from JFK Memorial High School in Iselin, New Jersey in 1966 and from the University of Pittsburgh in 1970. He married his high school sweetheart, Melanie Pruden, on May 2, 1970, and moved to Knoxville, Tennessee to attend the University of Tennessee College of Law. After graduation in 1972, they moved to Bradford County, Pennsylvania where John began practicing law with Michael Dowd. John formed his own practice, Kocsis Law Office, in 1997 and his son, Wesley, joined the office in 2000. John was an accomplished and well respected lawyer. He was fortunate enough to retire at age 60 and moved with Melanie to the home they built on the Albemarle Sound in North Carolina where he told everyone who asked his profession that he was “just a guy with a law degree.” John enjoyed music all his life. He was lucky to have attended Woodstock with Melanie in 1969. They also saw many amazing bands at Fillmore East and other NYC venues — Hendrix, Joplin, Cream, and the Doors, to name a few. He played in a band while in college and later attended many concerts with his children, Natalie and Wes, and was a roadie for their original rock band. John was also an avid car guy, primarily restoring classic Corvettes. His crowning achievement was the discovery and total restoration of the fifth Corvette ever made, which was amongst the first group sold to the DuPont family in 1953. In his retirement, John continued restoring vintage cars, gas pumps, and even historic theater seats from the old Waverly and Sayre theaters for their home theater room. He also loved scuba diving. He introduced his family to the sport when his children were young and as soon as his grandchildren were old enough, they too became certified and joined him in his love for the sea. In more recent years, he even became involved with diving at a site over 100 feet deep and 40 miles off the coast of North Carolina where he harvested pre-historic Megalodon teeth. John enjoyed countless other things: traveling the world, motocross and enduro racing in the ‘70s, all things Pitt Panthers and Tennessee Volunteers, and, later in life, staying at their beach house in the Outer Banks, driving his Ferrari, and raising carnivorous plants, to name a few things. John is survived by his wife of 48 years, Melanie; his son, J. Wesley, his wife Janet and their 3 children, Hali’a, J. Myles, and Ruby; and his daughter, Natalie, her husband Frank and son, Gavin; also his sister, Jill, three nephews and their children. He is predeceased by his son, Brandon, who died in 1976. At John’s request, there is no memorial service. Following his wishes, a “toast and toss scuba party” is to be held by his family in Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles at a later date. Donations in John’s memory can be made to the NC Aquarium Society — Roanoke Island Aquarium or Jim “Catfish” Hunter ALS Foundation. Aquarium gifts should be made payable to the “NC Aquarium Society” to the John Kocsis Memorial either (1) online via credit card at https://ncaquariumsociety.com/donate/ (on this page, donors should write ‘John Kocsis Memorial’ as the purpose of their gift), (2) by phone/credit card with our membership department at (800) 832-3474 (select membership), or (3) by mail to NC Aquarium Society, 3125 Poplarwood Ct., Suite 160, Raleigh, NC. Donations to the Jim “Catfish” Hunter ALS Foundation can be by personal check made out to and mailed to Jim “Catfish” Hunter ALS Foundation, P.O. Box 47, Hertford, NC. –Towanda Daily Review 7/3/2018

 

JANET C. KOHLER, 92, of Hughesville, died Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Wolf Run Village, Hughesville. Born January 23, 1925, in Hughesville, she is the daughter of the late Earl Leon and Carolyn Sheldon (Hill) Kohler. Janet was a 1942 graduate of Hughesville High School. She worked as a chemical analyst at the Pennsylvania Ordnance Works, TNT Plant at White Deer after graduation. She transferred to the U.S. Rubber Company, Synthetic Division in Naugatuck, CT. She graduated from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont in 1948. Janet then worked as a chemist for Hollander Fur Co., and as a spectroscopist in Instrumental Analysis Division of Englhard Industries, Newark, NJ, until her retirement in 1983. Janet was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hughesville, and a member of the Woodland Trail Walkers, as well as many other hiking clubs in New York and New Jersey. Janet was a noted historian and was recently honored by the authors of Ghosts On The Allegheny as a friend and keeper of history. She was a life member of the East Lycoming Historical Society. She was an active member of her church and in the Tivoli Christian Ladies organization. As a young woman in New Jersey she led a Mariner Girl Scout troop as well as hiking clubs. Janet enjoyed travel throughout our country and took special interest in promoting our native Indian tribes. She enjoyed many good times with family and friends at our nearby mountain cabin all her life, and in retirement was very helpful in assisting her aging relatives. She is survived by two cousins, Nancy Van Deursen of Annandale, Va., Patricia Witherspoon of Southport, NC and admired by all their children. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church 120 S. Main St. Hughesville with friends being received at 10 am. The Rev. Cinda Brucker will officiate. Arrangements are entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Janet's memory to Trinity Lutheran Church, Hughesville, and East Lycoming Historical Society, 66 South Main St. Hughesville. –Funeral home obit

 

KRATCOSKI –DOLORES G. PAPKE, 90, of Mildred, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 at The Highlands Care Center, Laporte. Born Oct. 10, 1927, in Cherry Township, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Frances (Novinski) Kratcoski. Her husband of 47 years, Donald H. Papke, preceded her in death on May 27, 1999. Dolores was a graduate of the former Turnpike School, Mildred, and was employed at the former Endicott Johnson shoe factory, Mildred, and as a kitchen aid at the Turnpike School. She attended Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Dushore, and St. Francis of Assisi, Mildred. Dolores loved her family and friends dearly and enjoyed playing the piano for the residents of the Highlands Care Center where she resided for several years. She loved playing bingo and in her youth, she sang for the Mildred movie theater. Surviving are a daughter, Donna M. (Chris) Sherwood of Dushore; a son, Daniel R. (Glenda) Papke of Dushore; two brothers, Frank (Patricia) Kratcoski of Kansas, and Peter (Lucille) Kratcoski of Ohio; three grandchildren, Mike D. Sherwood, Kelly M. Knight, and Sean Papke; a great-grandson, Alexander S. Knight; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Dolores was preceded in death by four brothers, Joseph Kratcoski, Leonard Kratcoski, Eugene Kratcoski, and Jack Kratcoski; and a sister Genevieve Kratcoski. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 116 Carpenter St., Dushore, with Rev. Phyllis A. Pelletier officiating. Burial will follow in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Mildred. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore. The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 116 Carpenter St., Dushore, PA or the Sullivan County Food Pantry, P.O. Box 55, Dushore, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 8/8/2018

 

"Home is where you're loved the most."

KRINER –ELIZABETH A. ‘BETH’ MEYERS, 80, of Sayre, Pa., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Elderwood at Waverly, following a period of declining health. Beth was a loving mother, wife, grandmother and aunt who loved nothing more than spending time with her family. She was a 1956 graduate of Athens High School, where she was a proud majorette. She was born on Jan. 15, 1938 in Wellsboro, Pa., daughter of the late Eleanor (Bell) Butters and Ernest Kriner. She is predeceased by her husband, Arthur Meyers, and sisters, Elaine Satterly and Sally Hill. Beth is survived by her beloved son, Rob Meyers, and daughter-in-law, Lisa Meyers; brothers Ernest Kriner and Duane Ayers; granddaughters Elizabeth Meyers and Alisha (Tyler) Allen; and several nieces and nephews. The family will have a celebration of life at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Thomas Cremation and Funeral Service, 1297 Elmira St., Sayre, Pa. –Sayre Morning Times 5/9/3028

 

KRUM –BARBARA J. WIGSTEN, 74, passed away February 9, 2017 at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton Florida. Barbara was born on July 17, 1943 in Elmira NY to Harvey and Margorie Krum. Barbara grew up in Elmira NY. and graduated from Southside High School in Elmira NY in 1962. Barb was employed by Boss Linco Trucking, Co. and then later worked for Collins & Walton Plumbing & Heating Co. and Goostreys in Elmira NY. Barbara married William M. Wigsten in 1962 in Horseheads NY. Barb was a member of the Millerton Wesleyan Church. Bill & Barb have 2 wonderful daughters Robin (Wayne) Niles of Horseheads, NY and Kimberly (Rich) Stocum of Canisteo NY. Barb and Bill have 8 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Barbara was preceded in death by Margorie and Harvey Krum. Visiting hours will be 12:00-1:00 pm with Memorial service following at 1 pm on March 3rd at the Millerton Wesleyan Church 5174 Main Street, Millerton Pa. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Millerton Wesleyan Church in memory of Barbara Wigsten. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/25/2018

 

LAWRENCE L. ‘LARRY’ KOUP, age 67, of Laceyville, Pennsylvania, passed away on Thursday morning, April 26, 2018, at his home. Larry was born on Sept. 21, 1950, at Fort Dix, New Jersey, the son of the late Westel and Eleanor L. Bailey Koup. Larry attended Elk Lake and Wyalusing Valley schools.

Larry proudly served his country for eight years with the United States Army. He joined the U.S. Army when he lied about his age to enlist and served during the Vietnam War. Larry was a member of the Rought Hall Post No. 510 American Legion in Black Walnut, Pensylvania, and also the Vietnam Veterans of America. Larry was an animal lover who loved to feed the wildlife around his home, especially the deer. He was also a big time Penn State football and Joe Paterno fan. Larry loved and cherished his family.

Larry is survived by his long-time companion, Geraldine Redmond of Laceyville, Pennsylvania; his siblings, Charlene Garner of Sunbury, Pennsylvania, Ronald Koup of Laceyville, Pennsylvania, Sandy Brown and her husband Floyd (Tim) of Montrose, Pennsylvania, Joyce Burnside and her husband Jim of Towanda, Pennsylvania; his uncle, Richard Eberlin and his wife Pat of Laceyville, Pennsylvania; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Kay Ann Pennay; brother-in-law, Jim Garner; and niece, Lori Secord. A viewing for Larry will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, April 30, 2018, at Sheldon Funeral Home, 459 Main St., Laceyville, Pennsylvania. Interment will follow at Lacey Street Cemetery. Graveside military services will be held at the cemetery, conducted by the members of the Rought Hall Post No. 510 American Legion of Black Walnut, Pennsylvania, the Dennis Strong Post No. 457 American Legion of Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, and the Endless Mountains V.F.W. Post No. 3583 of Mehoopany, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hunts for Healing, 3 Coburn Hill Road, Laceyville, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 4/27/2018

 

ANNE LAMBERT, 62, of Victor passed at home on Dec. 16, 2017. Anne was born in Sayre on Oct. 18, 1955 to the late Harold and Mary Collins Lambert and was an Athens resident for many years. She is survived by her caregivers Angeline “Angel” Ridall and her son J.R.; her sister Mary (Arthur, deceased) Dimock and their children Mike, Sue Penny, Tom, Katy Butler, Andy and William (deceased) of Barton, N.Y.; sister-in-law Janet (Harold, deceased) Lambert and their children Eileen Hall and Andrea of Sayre, Pa.; her sister Peg (Roger) Ilardi and their children John “Jack,” Ann Marie (Brett) Turner (Brett Jacob and Mary Victoria) and Joe and Roger, (both deceased) of Victor; her uncle Paul (Barb) Lambert of Cooperstown, N.Y.; many cousins, including Fran Koons, Jean Ross and Jeff Sharkey; her Cobblestone family and her snowbird family in FloriDA. Anne was a student at the Cobblestone Arts Center in Canandaigua, a huge fan of “The Wizard of Oz,” a member of the Michael Jackson and Three Stooges fan clubs. She was a follower of Fritz’s Polka Band and a loyal watcher of Lawrence Welk tap dancing along with Arthur Duncan. There will be no prior calling hours. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24 at St. Bridget’s Church and burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y., later in the spring. It has been suggested that memorial contributions be made to Cobblestone Art Center, 1622 Route 332, Farmington, NY or to the Joseph and Roger Ilardi Memorial Scholarship, c/o Bloomfield Central School, 21 Oakmount Ave., Bloomfield, NY. –Sayre Morning Times 12/20/2017

 

LAMPMAN –CAROLYN ‘CAROL’ BROGAN, age 80, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018 at her home following a long illness. She was born September 26, 1937 in Waverly, NY. Carol was the daughter of the late Myron Kimber and F. Olga (Baker) Lampman. Carol was a 1955 graduate of Waverly Senior High School. Carol continued her education and graduated from The Western Union School in 1955. Carol began her work career at Western Union. She later worked for Friedlander Law Firm in Waverly, NY. After moving to Rochester, NY in 1980 she continued her career as Office Manager and Executive Secretary for the Mental Health Demonstration Project, Monroe County MediCap Program and Community Coalition Long Term Care before retiring in 1997. Carol was a member of Saint Kateri Parish in Rochester, NY. Carol was always willing to collect for the March of Dimes in her Rochester neighborhood. She enjoyed her children and beloved grandchildren and recently her first great-grandchild. She enjoyed hosting family gatherings and holidays with her late husband, Bob, and all of her family. Carol had many interests which included reading, bridge, scrapbooking, movies and travel. Most recently, Carol enjoyed the “Art of Coloring” which she fondly called “painting.” She found a great deal of joy “painting” pictures to frame and give as gifts to her many family members and friends. Carol was the widow of Robert Brogan whom she married on October 25, 1975 in Waverly, NY. He passed away on December 24, 2016. Carol is survived by her sister Marilyn Courtright of Waverly, NY; she is survived by her sister and brother-in-law Marilyn and Gary Keene of South Waverly, NY; she is also survived by her children, Colleen Carmody Payne (Terry) of Rochester, NY, Sharon Carmody Mozzi (Bob) of Dalton, MA and John Carmody (Josephine) of Mahopac, NY; she is also survived by her five grandchildren, Joseph Mozzi (Lauren), Matthew Mozzi (Kelsey), Christian Carmody, Shane Carmody and Raymond Payne; she is also survived by her great-grandchild, Roman Mozzi; as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Friday, April 20, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. Committal will follow the Memorial service at Glenwood Cemetery in Waverly, New York at which time Carol and Bob will be laid to rest. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Carol’s name can be made to your local Hospice Organization or March of Dimes. Funeral home obit

 

DIGHTON E. LANE SR., 71, of Lakeland, Florida, formerly of Liberty Corners, Pennsylvania, passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 21, 2018, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania.
Dighton was born on May 6, 1946, in Rochester, New York, the son of Dighton Admiral Lane Jr. and Jean Evelyn Schriver Lane. He grew up in Avon, New York, and attended school there. On June 23, 1976, Dighton became employed by Conrail and then by Norfolk Southern railroad, retiring in 1997. Later, he drove truck for Pelton Trucking and David Radney, and served as an Uber driver in Florida. Dighton enjoyed stock car racing and NASCAR. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Shores Lane; five children, Dighton E. Lane Jr. of Liberty Corners, Nancy J. Turner (Tommy) of Towanda, Dora J. Johnson (Dan Abadie) of Liberty Corners, Jackie Tankersley (Kenny) of Robertsdale, Alabama; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; his step mother, Rebecca V. Pierce Lane of Towanda; sisters, Florence “Kathy” Johnson of Monroeton, Judy Ringler (Richard “Rick”) of Monroeton; brother, Larry Lane (Connie) of Liberty Corners; brother-in-law, Wayne Frisbie of Livonia Center, New York; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Rose Marie Lane and sister, Jeannine Frisbie.The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2018, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pennsylvania. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to a charity or organization of one’s choice in memory of Dighton E. Lane Sr. –Towanda Daily Review 3/23/2018

 

JEFFREY S. LANE, 59, of Tunkhannock, passed away at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. His companion of 24 years was Della Sands. Jeffrey was born in Camden, N.J., on Mar. 30, 1958, and he was the son of the late Everett 'Snipe' and Nancy Clausen Lane.  Jeffrey graduated from Cinnaminson High School and he enjoyed hunting, gardening, and watching his favorite Racecar driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. He also liked John Deere tractors. In addition to Della Sands, Jeff is survived by his brother Terry Lane of Sellersville; a nephew Zachary Lane of Wayne; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral service was Monday morning, Jan. 8, from the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with Robert Wiernusz officiating. Interment private at a later date at the Sunnyside Cemetery. –Wyoming County Examiner 1/10/2018

 

DONALD E. LANTZ, 91, Venice, formerly of Sayre, Pa., died Aug. 28, 2008. A memorial Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Gertrude; two daughters; and three grandchildren. Memorials may be made to TideWell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd. Sarasota, FL. –Herald Tribune 9/1/2008

 

DANIEL LATTIMER, 74, of Sayre passed away on Friday, March 16, 2018 at the Robert Packer Hospital. He was predeceased by Carl and Alice Lunn Lattimer. Daniel is survived by his son, Daniel Lattimer of Corning; siblings, Richard “Dick” Lattimer of AR, Connie Vanderpool of Sayre, and Robert Lattimer of Sayre; along with several nieces and nephews. At Daniel’s request there will be no services and private burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Glenwood Cemetery in Waverly. (Born: Feb. 7, 1944 Sayre, PA

 

LATTIMER –ETTA H. COVEY, 81 of Denver, CO, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 in her home. Born on Dec. 28, 1935 in Wyalusing, she was the daughter of Harold and Katherine (Robbins) Lattimer. Etta married Howard B. Covey, Jr. on July 18, 1953 and they shared 64 years of marriage. Howard passed away in December of 2016. Etta and Howard owned and operated a fast food restaurant and a steakhouse for six years. They lived the military life where Howard served in the Air Force for 20 years. She loved spending time reading and being with her family.  She was very generous, donating to several charities. Etta is survived by her siblings, Betty (Richard) Neiley of Wyalusing, Harold (Mary) Lattimer of Herndon, VA and Richard (Irene) Lattimer of Douglassville, PA; sons, Patrick “Pat” Covey and his wife, Sophia and Michael Covey and his wife, Margaret; four grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Her daughter, Judy A. Seto, preceded her in death. A funeral service was held on Oct. 31 at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel in Aurora, CO. –Wyalusing Rocket 11/9/2017

 

JUSTIN RAY LAUDENSLAGER - During the early morning of Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Justin Ray Laudenslager of Gillett passed away unexpectedly. He was 25 years of age. Born in Elmira, N.Y., on March 2, 1992, he was the son of Lloyd and Sandy (Kinner) Laudenslager. Justin was the husband of Samantha (Vieira) Laudenslager, and together they were raising three children. He had been employed at the Johnson Quarry as an equipment operator. Justin was an outgoing, friendly man with a great sense of humor who made friends easily. He was fond of basketball and swimming, but his main passion was his family. The well-being of his wife and children was paramount. Justin is survived by his wife, Samantha, son, Jace, and daughters, Adalynn and Aleah, all at home; brothers, Josh Laudenslager of Gillett, Bobby Mathews of Canton, Caleb Wolcott of LeRaysville and Jaedon Laudenslager of Gillett; sisters, Heather Laudenslager (and Mike Kobbe) of Granville Summit, Kayla Laudenslager of Gillett and Shawna Mathews of LeRaysville; step-sisters, Destinie Pruyne, Chelsa Pruyne and Amber Morey, all of LeRaysville; parents and step-parents, Sandy and Chris Pruyne of LeRaysville, Lloyd Laudenslager and April Swain of Granville Summit, Nicole and Bill Carey of Gillett; grandparents Bonnie and David Kinner of Alba, Ruth and Greg Chandler of Lowman, N.Y., Lloyd Anderson of Lennox, Pa.; and mother-in-law, Barb Kennedy; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 29 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton. Interment will be private. –Towanda Daily Review 7/27/2017

 

LELJEDAL –PATRICIA ANN ‘PAT’ (LELJEDAL) DIBBLE, 77, of Terre Haute, Indiana, passed away on July 18, 2018, at Franciscan St. Francis Hospital, Indianapolis. She was born in New Albany, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 19, 1940, to George A. (“Andy”) Leljedal and Mereata A. (“Edie”) (Richlin) Leljedal, and the world was never quite the same. Her mother taught her to be strong, independent, and resilient all traits that Pat utilized well and utilized often. Pat had a zest for life and enjoyed music, dancing, tending to her beautiful flowers, and playing cards. Her grandchildren were the highlights of her life and being “not your typical grandma” left them with such wonderful, happy — and often unique — memories. She adopted and loved many stray cats and fed and cared for countless others. She had a special place in her heart for those that were struggling and needed a helping hand. Pat worked a variety of jobs in Terre Haute, including Rueben H. Donnelly Directory, Vigo County Assessor’s Office, Tribune Star, and the Unemployment Office. She was a member of the Terre Haute Eagles and the VFW Auxiliary in both Terre Haute, Indiana and in Overton, Pennsylvania. Her loss will be mourned by the many she touched. She is preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Robert Marshall. Patricia is survived by her son, William Dibble and his wife, Tonia; daughter, Andrea (Dibble) Carty; grandchildren, Melissa Carty, Meghan Carty, Britney (Dibble) Richards and her husband, Dustin, Kaitlyn Dibble, and Lauren Dibble; great grandson, Jaxon Richards; brother, Edward Leljedal; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests honoring Pat with a contribution to the Terre Haute Humane Society, 1811 S. Fruitridge Ave., Terre Haute, IN or P.O. Box 3307, Terre Haute, IN. Cremation has been chosen, and no services are scheduled at this time but Pat would enjoy knowing her friends and family will raise a toast to a life well lived. Her favorite drinks were Bacardi and Coke and, of course, margaritas. Cheers to YOU, Pat! If Pat taught us anything, it was this, “When life gives you lemons, throw on your best lipstick, and slice ‘em up for a stiff drink.” Care and arrangements have been entrusted to Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 N. 13th St., Terre Haute, IN. –Towanda Daily Review 8/1/2018

 

BRUCE LENT JR., 81, of Bentley Creek, Pennsylvania, passed away Monday, July 23, 2018. Bruce was born in Troy, Pennsylvania on Aug. 27, 1936, the son of Bruce P. Lent and Beatrice Berry Lent. He was a graduate of Troy High School and later served in the U.S. Navy. On Dec. 25, 1956, Bruce married Claudette M. Hendershot at the North Towanda United Methodist Church and they enjoyed many happy years together until her passing on May 10, 2017. Bruce was formerly employed by Westinghouse in Horseheads, New York, McClain Construction and Welliver Construction. Bruce enjoyed the outdoors, cutting wood, gardening, walking, hunting, and attending tractor pulls. Bruce was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and will also be remembered as a hard worker his entire life.

Surviving are his children, Bruce F. Lent of Southport of New York, Brenda M. Hurley of Gillett, Pennsylvania, Laurie A. Peterson and husband Rob of Chemung of New York, Lisa M. Morelli of Gillett, Pennsylvania, Brian L. Lent and wife Keisha of Gillett, Pennsylvania; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor and Jim Wolfe of East Troy, Pennsylvania; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary Jane and John Chapman of Columbia Cross Roads, Pennsylvania; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to is wife and parents, Bruce was predeceased by his brother, Kenneth Lent. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pennsylvania, is assisting the Lent family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 7/25/2018

 

LEV –BESSIE LEV MACNEAL - A longtime resident of the Southport community passed away Mon. Sept. 18, 2017 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility following declining health at the age of 95. Born on Oct. 11, 1921 in Bridgeport, OH, Bessie was the daughter of the late, Andy & Edna Sima Lev. She married the love of her life, Raymond MacNeal in 1946 and he predeceased her in 2006. Always active, Bessie was employed by the Remington Rand, was a fulltime homemaker, wife and mother, and in later years worked as a crossing guard for the Town of Southport. She enjoyed crochet work and made one afghan for each of her grandchildren. Many family times were spent at Seneca Lake. Surviving are her two sons, James & Judith MacNeal, Southport and David & Sally MacNeal, Elmira; six grandchildren, Joan Rice, Jill Grantier, Joel MacNeal, John MacNeal, Megan Vaughn and Ryan MacNeal; 12 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Bessie was predeceased by her siblings, Jerry, Fred, Stanley, George Lev, Anne Cash and Rose Mass. Guests will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira, NY on Thur. Sept. 21, 2017 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 6:15 p.m. with her pastor and friend, Rev. William Vallet officiating. Interment will take place in Bath National Cemetery next to her beloved Raymond. Special thanks to the 4th floor nursing staff of the Chemung County Nursing facility for the wonderful care given Bessie. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/20/2017

 

LEAVY –BARBARA A. SPOTTS, 89, of Hughesville, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at Valley View Nursing Center in Montoursville. Born April 10, 1929, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Herbert F. and Eva M. (Kilgus) Leavy. She married H. Ray Spotts, and together they celebrated 67 years of marriage. Barbara was a graduate of Williamsport High School, Class of 1947. She then went on to graduate from Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing in 1950. She worked as a registered nurse at Muncy Valley Hospital in the Intensive Coronary Care Unit for 34 years, retiring in 1991. Barbara also farmed with her husband for 17 years in Wolf Twp. She was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church since 1957. Barbara enjoyed quilting with the Hughesville Library Quilters and playing Bocce with the "HiHo" Bocce League. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Sue E. (Skip) Stackhouse, of Montoursville; two sons, Douglas R. (Denise) Spotts, of Hughesville and Dennis A. (Amy) Spotts, of Muncy; seven grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Marian L. Tallman McCarty; a grandson, Jared L. Stackhouse; and a great-grandson, Jacob R. Shipman. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, August 2, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 122 S. Main St., Hughesville, PA with Rev. Cinda J. Brucker officiating. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church. –Funeral home obit

 

LEHMAN –ANNE LOUISE KAMINSKI, age 53, of Lawrenceville, PA, died at her home on Thursday, January 11, 2018. She was born October 31, 1964 in Williamsport, PA, a daughter of Dean Samuel and Virginia (Keister) Lehman. Anne is survived by her husband, Michael S. Kaminski with whom she celebrated 33 years of marriage on December 1, 2017. She was employed as a Senior Tax Preparer and E-rolled Agent for Guthrie and Co., PC of Mansfield, PA. Anne was a member of Holy Child Catholic Church; the Society of Creative Anachronism; the Embroiders Guild of America, and the National Association of Tax Professionals. She enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, history, reading and quilting. Anne is survived by her husband, Michael; parents, Dean Samuel and Virginia Lehman of Jersey Shore, PA; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Samuel Mark and Julia Lehman of FL, Adam Dale and Stephanie Lehman of NC, Glen Alan and Holly Lehman of Jersey Shore, PA; 7 sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Beth Lehman of Montoursville, PA, Carolyn Renee and Jack Sechrist of Williamsport, PA, Katherine Susan Lehman of Jersey Shore, PA, Nancy Lynn and Larry Kennison of Elmira, NY, Joanne Elizabeth and Myron Knepp of Jersey Shore, PA, Deanna Ruth and Dennis Miller of Jersey Shore, PA; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by an infant brother, David Lehman in 1981. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Child Catholic Church, 237 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Bryan Wright as celebrant. Memorial contributions may be made in Anne's memory to Haven, 48 East Ave, Wellsboro, PA. –Funeral home obit

 

LEWIS –MARGARET LEWIS STONE of Brooklyn, Pennsylvania and Kent and Ravenna, Ohio passed away peacefully on Friday, December 1 at Brookdale Ravenna. She was born September 8, 1923, to Earl R. and Edith P. Lewis, the seventh generation born on their dairy farm near Hop Bottom, Pennsylvania.  She graduated from Brooklyn Vocational High School in 1941. During high school she ran track and worked on the school newspaper and yearbook. Margaret’s first love was music, and she majored in piano and vocal music education at Houghton College, Houghton, New York, receiving her Bachelor’s degree in 1945. She then taught vocal and general music in Smethport, Pennsylvania for 17 years. She also directed the Methodist Church choir in Smethport and taught private piano lessons. She married Curtis C. Stone of Brooklyn, Pennsylvania on October 11, 1952. They had one daughter, Sara. Margaret completed her Master’s degree in Music Education at Penn State University in 1955. While teaching in Smethport she often took students to state and county chorus festivals. She also traveled to see Curtis run in track meets around the country. After moving to Ohio in 1964, Margaret taught at Tallmadge Junior and Senior High Schools for three years, after which she began doctoral studies in education at Kent State University.  She emphasized music in her degree program, and traveled to Hungary and Germany to research the Kodaly and Orff Methods of music education. She completed her dissertation, “Kodaly and Orff Music Teaching Techniques:  History and Present Practice” in 1971. She then taught music education at Kent State University and The University of Akron for many years. She served as Editor of the Kodaly Envoy, the publication of the Organization of American Kodaly Educators, for which she was awarded a Life Membership.  She was also a member of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, the Music Educators National Conference, Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity, and Delta Kappa Gamma International Society for Key Women Educators. While in Kent she was an active member of the music group of the American Association of University Women and of Kent State University Women.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Kent where she sang in the Sanctuary Choir and was a member of Mary Reed Circle. She sang for many years, along with Curtis and Sara, in The Blossom Festival Chorus, the summer chorus of the Cleveland Orchestra, as well as in the Kent Chorus. Upon her retirement she and Curtis moved to Brooklyn, Pennsylvania, where she sang in the choir of the Montrose United Methodist Church, directing it for a time, and was a member of the Montrose Music Club and Kingsley Civic Club. She and Curtis helped found the Brooklyn Historical Society, and wrote three books on local history published by the society. Margaret loved gardening and tended a large and productive garden of vegetables and flowers. She canned and preserved many fruits and vegetables as well as making jam, and also indulged her love of crocheting and quilting, giving many afghans and quilts as wedding gifts.  Margaret loved to bake, and her Christmas cookies and fruitcake, which she shared with friends and relatives near and far, were legendary. Margaret is survived by her husband Curtis C. Stone of Brooklyn, Pennsylvania and Kent and Ravenna, Ohio, her daughter Sara (Terry) Miller of Kent, Ohio, step-granddaughters Sonia (Robert) Srichai of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Esther (Bob) Thatcher of Afton, Virginia, five step great-grandchildren, brother-in-law Daniel C. (Judy) Stone of Severn, Maryland, three nephews, two nieces, many great-nephews and -nieces, and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Robert E. (Doris) Lewis. Services: 11:00 AM, Monday, December 18th at the Montrose United Methodist Church, 526 Church Street, Montrose, PA. Visitation: 2:00-4:00 PM, Sunday, December 17th at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Montrose. A memorial gathering will be held in Kent, Ohio at a later date. –Funeral home obit

 

LEWIS –LORRAINE LEWIS HOOSER went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on March 29, 2018. She was born on Jan. 20, 1929, to Stephen and Harriet Lewis in Gillett, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Hooser spent 11 years in home missionary work in West Virginia and also worked for the director of Children’s Bible Mission in Lakeland, Florida, for 11 years. She took classes and became a CNA and spent 15 years in home health work as a caregiver. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Winter Haven, Florida, and a member of The Edward Fuller Colony of the Mayflower Descendants of America. Mrs. Hooser was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Homer Hooser; and her brothers, Alton, Stanley, Wallace and Martin Lewis. She is survived by 10 nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, with a service following at 2 p.m. Both will be held at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home in Auburndale, Florida. –Towanda Daily Review 3/31/2018

 

M. GLENN LEWIS, 67, of Liberty Corners, Pennsylvania, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania.  Glenn was born in Buckhannon, West Virginia on July 4, 1950, the son of Gordon J. Thomas and Nellie Irene Lewis Thomas. Glenn began his working career as a roofing and painting contractor and later served in installation and repair for emergency services. He was employed by Hinkle & McCoy for 25 years and subsequently by High Steel Construction until his retirement in 2007. Glenn worked on construction projects locally at Proctor & Gamble in Mehoopany, Pennsylvania, Memorial Hospital in Towanda, and the Bradford Towne Centre in Wysox, as well as numerous additional developments. Glenn was a well-known pipe-fitter and millwright.  He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, riding motorcycle, boating and wood working. He possessed artistic talents, especially in painting and drawing. Surviving are his life companion of 33 years, Dee A. Reeves of Liberty Corners; mother, Nellie I. Thomas of Buckhannon; sisters, Linda Lou Dean of Outerbanks, North Carolina, Belinda Ellen Timmins (Kevin J. Gray) of Mountville, Pennsylvania as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Gordon J. Thomas on April 8, 2016 and sister, Virginia Ann Spangler in May of 2003. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family suggests that contributions in Glenn’s memory may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, is assisting Glenn’s Family with arrangements. –Funeral home obit

 

LEWIS –MARGARET LEWIS STONE of Brooklyn, Pennsylvania and Kent and Ravenna, Ohio passed away peacefully on Friday, December 1 at Brookdale Ravenna. She was born September 8, 1923, to Earl R. and Edith P. Lewis, the seventh generation born on their dairy farm near Hop Bottom, Pennsylvania.  She graduated from Brooklyn Vocational High School in 1941. During high school she ran track and worked on the school newspaper and yearbook. Margaret’s first love was music, and she majored in piano and vocal music education at Houghton College, Houghton, New York, receiving her Bachelor’s degree in 1945. She then taught vocal and general music in Smethport, Pennsylvania for 17 years. She also directed the Methodist Church choir in Smethport and taught private piano lessons. She married Curtis C. Stone of Brooklyn, Pennsylvania on October 11, 1952. They had one daughter, Sara. Margaret completed her Master’s degree in Music Education at Penn State University in 1955. While teaching in Smethport she often took students to state and county chorus festivals. She also traveled to see Curtis run in track meets around the country. After moving to Ohio in 1964, Margaret taught at Tallmadge Junior and Senior High Schools for three years, after which she began doctoral studies in education at Kent State University.  She emphasized music in her degree program, and traveled to Hungary and Germany to research the Kodaly and Orff Methods of music education. She completed her dissertation, “Kodaly and Orff Music Teaching Techniques:  History and Present Practice” in 1971. She then taught music education at Kent State University and The University of Akron for many years. She served as Editor of the Kodaly Envoy, the publication of the Organization of American Kodaly Educators, for which she was awarded a Life Membership.  She was also a member of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, the Music Educators National Conference, Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity, and Delta Kappa Gamma International Society for Key Women Educators. While in Kent she was an active member of the music group of the American Association of University Women and of Kent State University Women.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Kent where she sang in the Sanctuary Choir and was a member of Mary Reed Circle. She sang for many years, along with Curtis and Sara, in The Blossom Festival Chorus, the summer chorus of the Cleveland Orchestra, as well as in the Kent Chorus. Upon her retirement she and Curtis moved to Brooklyn, Pennsylvania, where she sang in the choir of the Montrose United Methodist Church, directing it for a time, and was a member of the Montrose Music Club and Kingsley Civic Club. She and Curtis helped found the Brooklyn Historical Society, and wrote three books on local history published by the society. Margaret loved gardening and tended a large and productive garden of vegetables and flowers. She canned and preserved many fruits and vegetables as well as making jam, and also indulged her love of crocheting and quilting, giving many afghans and quilts as wedding gifts.  Margaret loved to bake, and her Christmas cookies and fruitcake, which she shared with friends and relatives near and far, were legendary. Margaret is survived by her husband Curtis C. Stone of Brooklyn, Pennsylvania and Kent and Ravenna, Ohio, her daughter Sara (Terry) Miller of Kent, Ohio, step-granddaughters Sonia (Robert) Srichai of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Esther (Bob) Thatcher of Afton, Virginia, five step great-grandchildren, brother-in-law Daniel C. (Judy) Stone of Severn, Maryland, three nephews, two nieces, many great-nephews and -nieces, and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Robert E. (Doris) Lewis. Services: 11:00 AM, Monday, December 18th at the Montrose United Methodist Church, 526 Church Street, Montrose, PA. Visitation: 2:00-4:00 PM, Sunday, December 17th at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Montrose. A memorial gathering will be held in Kent, Ohio at a later date. –Funeral home obit

 

STORM W. LEWIS - No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it and only God knows why....Our hearts were broken on Monday evening, Jan. 22, 2018 with the sudden and unexpected passing of Storm W. Lewis. Storm was born on Jan. 11, 1993 in Sayre, Pa., a son of Linnea VanDyke. He attended school at Tioga Central and was previously employed at the Comfort Inn, Sayre. Storm enjoyed fishing at the Twin Ponds in the gamelands and treasured the time spent with his children. Those left to cherish his memory are his mother, Linnea VanDyke; his brothers, Bobby VanDyke and Drake Traver; his children, Ilayna Lewis, Aleigha Lewis and Hunter DeCarlo; his girlfriend, Erica Benjamin; his grandpa, Randy Westfall; uncle and aunt, Ricky and Doris VanDyke; cousins, Robert Baker and Lisa Newhall. Many great-aunts, great-uncles and many friends also survive. Storm was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Barbara Westfall and Jim VanDyke. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Monday, Jan. 29 from 10-11 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. –Sayre Morning Times 1/26/2018

 

ANTHONY L. ‘TONY’ LIBERATI, 59, of Linden, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Born June 6, 1959 in Williamsport, he was a son of Lewis P. “Sonny” and Jean M. (Neill) Liberti. Tony was a 1977 graduate of Williamsport High School. In his younger years he could be found working at the Harvest Moon Dairy Bar. Tony was a car salesman and had also worked for STEP as a van driver for many years.

He was a great outdoorsman enjoying hunting, spotlighting, fishing, boating, flying planes, motorcycles, and horseback riding. Tony was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Phillies fan and could often be found rooting for his teams or watching Little League Baseball. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Surviving are his mother of Linden, a sister, LuAnn Sagan of Williamsport, four brothers: David (Margaret) Liberti of Linden, Thomas Liberti of Williamsport, James (Barb) Liberti of Linden and Douglas (Sulynn) Liberti, of Linden; 5 nieces and nephews; Eric, Cliff, Katelyn, Hallie and Logan, many great nieces and nephews, his girlfriend of 14 years Gloria Harer, Gloria’s children; Jerome Jr. and Josh and their close friend Terri. A funeral service to honor Tony’s life will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 3 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport, Interment will be in Jersey Shore Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m Tuesday at Sanders Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made in Tony’s name to the Lycoming county S.P.C.A. 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport PA. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette 6/29/2018

 

THERESA LOUISE LIMERICK, 94, formerly of Division St., South Waverly, PA passed away Saturday evening, July 14, 2018 at the Athens Health Care Center in Athens, PA. Theresa was born in Sayre, PA on October 2, 1923 the daughter of Thomas and Theresa Walsh Limerick. She was a graduate of Waverly High School with the class of 1941. Theresa was employed by the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens for over 40 years until her retirement. She was a member of the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre, the St. John’s Breakfast Club and was a former member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in South Waverly.

Theresa enjoyed traveling, reading and knitting. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Tomas William “Bill” Limerick and Donna Limerick of Sayre, nephews, Michael G. McDonald and wife Karen of Fort Mill, SC, grandnephews, Dr. Casey McDonald of Baldwinsville, NY, Dr. Colin McDonald and wife Carly of York, PA, great grandnephew, Matthew Louis McDonald, cousins, Mary Hickey, John “Jay” Hickey and Catherine Hickey, several additional cousins and close friend, Russ Wittig. In addition to her parents, Theresa was predeceased by her sister, Mary Elizabeth “Betty” McDonald and brother, John Limerick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, South Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Interment will be in St. James Cemetery, Waverly, NY. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to a charity or organization of one’s choice in memory of Theresa Louise Limerick. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, Sayre, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 7/17/2018

 

PHYLLIS M. LINCOLN, 94 of Waverly passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Mariam Lincoln; brothers, Donald and Richard; and sister, Helen Baker. Phyllis is survived by her nieces, Donna Bartrip and Barbara Lyman; nephews, Gerry Lincoln Sr. and Richard Lincoln; great nieces and nephews, Jerry Lincoln Jr., Patrick Lyman, Carrie Ryan, Ryan Lincoln and Kelley Pierce; and several great-great nieces and nephews.
Phyllis was known as "Aunt Phyl" to everyone she met and worked with. She was a woman who could out shop us all. Our family will miss her giving, kindhearted, self-sacrificing spirit, who put us all first and foremost in her life always. She had a very special place in her heart for all her cats that she adopted over the years. Thank you Linda Huffner and Karen Smith, true friends, who were always there to help and thank you Jeff Barber and the personnel at State Line Auto Auction in Waverly for all your special kindnesses. If you met her, there was room in her heart for you too. Rest In Peace Aunt Phyl.
A private burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Phyllis's name to Stray Haven, Waverly N.Y. Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, N.Y., is assisting the family. –Syare Morning Times 12/12/2017

 

LINDQUIST –PHYLLIS E. GRIFFIN, age 82, of Mansfield, PA, died Friday, September 8, 2017 at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. She was born March 22, 1935 in Morris Run, PA, a daughter of Otto S. and Ellen (Nybeck) Lindquist. Phyllis is survived by her husband, Clifton T. Griffin. She was employed at Mansfield University as Manager of the College Bookstore before she retired. Phyllis enjoyed the Mansfield High School Boys Basketball games, playing bingo, laughing with her family. In addition to her husband, Clifton, she is survived by 3 sons and daughters-in-law: Craig (Paula) Griffin of Horseheads, NY, Todd (Jennifer) Griffin of Greene, NY, Ryan Griffin of Mansfield, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Nikki (John) Cole of Corning, NY; 5 grandchildren: Sarah (T.J.) Naylor, Rebecka, Christopher, Kylie, Liam Griffin; 2 great grandchildren: Levi and Lola Jo Naylor. Phyllis was predeceased by brothers; Alfred, Ray, Carl, Conrad and Robert Lindquist, and sisters, Ina Davies and Irene Campbell. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, September 15, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Penn-Mansfield High School Boys Basketball Team, 73 W. Wellsboro St., Mansfield, PA in her memory. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

LINHARES –KIMBERLY DIANE (LINHARES) HEATH passed away quietly surrounded by family and friends on February 21, 2018. Kim was born May 29, 1960 in Morristown, N.J. She graduated in 1978 from Boonton High School, and then got a degree in Art Therapy at Davis and Elkins College in West Virginia. She then received her Master's in Psychology at Hahnemann College in Philadelphia. Kim later moved to the Wellsboro, PA area where she worked as the head of Outpatient Psychiatric Services at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. When the department closed, she worked in the Inpatient Psychiatric unit. Kim also worked for Concern Counseling as a mobile therapist and at Crossroads Counseling in mental health. Kim loved to paint, draw, crochet, knit and craft many things. Kim enjoyed the beach, her pets, had a love of moose and the color purple. Her sense of humor was unrivaled. She will be truly missed. Kim leaves behind her daughter Megan, her sister Tracy Linhares, a brother Whit Linhares, sister-in-law Diane Linhares, a mother-in-law, Irma Heath and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Concern Counseling Services, 62 Plaza Lane Wellsboro, PA or on line at www.concern4kids.org. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA –Funeral home obit

 

LISOWSKI –SUSAN STRASSBURG, age 71, of Covington, PA, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Golf Coast Medical Ctr., Fort Myers, FL. She was the born on December 3, 1946 in Blossburg, PA, a daughter of Andrew and Corlyn (Bonnell) Lisowski. Susan was the wife of Horst Strassburg. She was employed by Southern Tioga School District as an English Teacher and finished her career as a Curriculum Coordinator. Susan was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Phi Kapa Delta, and Wednesday morning coffee club at the Brick Tavern. She was a Mahjong Instructor. She enjoyed spending her winters with her friends in Pine Island Cove, FL. She is survived by her husband, Horst; a son, James (Amanda West) Unangst of Troy, PA; five grandchildren, Brooke Unangst, Annabel Strange, Ryan Unangst, Cyrus Unangst, Jayce Isaacson; two brothers, Michael (Mary) Lisowski of Watkins Glen, NY, Peter (Jane) Lisowski of Covington, PA; a nephew ,Tyler Lisowski. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Joyce Lisowski. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 10AM to Noon at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial mass will immediately follow at Noon with Rev. Bryan Wright as celebrant. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, in C/O YaYa Sisterhood Relay for Life Team, PO Box 95, Mansfield, PA. –Funeral home obit

 

LOOMIS –ROSE MARIE WALDRIP, 86, of Canton, PA passed away peacefully on Friday evening, December 29, 2017 at her home while surrounded by loving family. Rose Marie was born February, 22, 1931 in Canton, PA, a daughter of the late Edward William and Mable Irene (Benjamin) Loomis. Marie attended Canton Area Schools and later attained her GED. In earlier years, she was employed as a Data Processer with RCA in Bloomington, Indiana and then with the U.S. Air Force in Guam. Later, Marie would retire following several years working as a Certified Nurses Aide with Guthrie Home & Health Care. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Towanda, where she enjoyed serving as a Bible Teacher. She also was talented at crocheting and loved gardening. Surviving is her beloved husband of 55 years, Howard E. Waldrip, five nieces, Mary Ann Porter, Doris Ashbaugh, Cathy Keefe, Roxanne Loomis, Susan Pickett, two nephews, Edward Loomis and Elwin Loomis Jr. She was predeceased by an infant daughter, Patricia Jean, three brothers, Elwin Sr. “Vic”, Kenneth E. and Phillip E. Loomis. As per Marie’s wishes, a memorial service to honor her life will be celebrated 2 p.m., Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1430 Old Mills Rd., Towanda, PA. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial in Rose Marie Waldrip’s memory to the Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA. –Funeral home obit

 

VERNE LOTT, 90, passed away at 3:30 a.m. on Dec. 3, 2017 at the Masonic Village Home in Elizabethtown, PA where he has been a resident since 2010. He was born on Oct. 10, 1927 in Wyoming County. As a young man, he lived for a time at the Masonic Home. He enlisted in the Coast Guard as a Merchant Marine and served for 17 years, sailing to ports around the world. After residing in the Wyalusing/Towanda area, he returned to Forkston in the 1980s to help with the care of his ailing mother. He remained in the area until he moved to Elizabethtown. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gladys (Jayne) and John Wilson Lott; his brother, Byron, and his sisters, Ellen, Dottie (and Harold Goodwin) and Betty (Twidt). He is survived by his brother-in-law, Roger Twidt; his niece, Alissa Hood and her family; his nephew, Brian Twidt and his family, and cousins, Harvey, Dianne and David Sick, along with many other cousins. We want to extend our gratefulness to the staff on Washington 4 at the Masonic Village for their care of him for the last seven years. Thank you. Plans for interment will be scheduled for the summer months with a celebration of Verne’s life at that time in Forkston. Verne was a quiet man who loved the outdoors. Our memories include his very small trailer, his solitude and thriftiness, long hikes in the mountains and blueberry picking along with swimming in the Forkston Creek. He was a hard worker, and frequently we would find him chopping wood, cutting the grass or driving Aunt Dottie. He would make his own bread, boil his coffee on the stove and grew many things in his garden. We enjoyed hearing him share of his adventures as a Merchant Marine and liked to join him as he relaxed in the rocking chair in the middle of the living room where he would often watch baseball. In lieu of flowers, gifts could be sent to the Gideons: To make a gift by phone, call toll free 1- 866-382-4253 online or send to the address below: The Gideons International Processing Center, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC. Arrangements have been entrusted to Miller-Finkenbinder Funeral Home, Elizabethtown, PA. –Funeral home obit

 

BRUCE R. LUDWIG, 81, of Candor, N.Y., passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his children, on Sunday, June 10, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Phyllis (Morton) Ludwig; his children, Eric and Cheryl Ludwig, Becky Alderman, Carla Eiklor, Scott and Sharon Ludwig, Mike Ludwig; his grandchildren, Chad and Ashley O'Connor, Carrie and John MacBeth, Ashley and Andy Foley, Eric James Ludwig, Andrew Ludwig, Leah, Jacob and Laura Ludwig, Bruce and Kris Eiklor, Tami Eiklor, Jodi Eiklor, Calvin and Kelly Kennedy, Tara Kennedy; his 18 great-grandchildren; his sister-in-law, Laurie Ludwig; several nieces, nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his parents, Leo and Esther (Rensel) Ludwig; his brothers and sister-in-law, Richard and Lois Ludwig, David Ludwig. Bruce was born in Waverly, N.Y., on Nov. 23, 1936. He was an active member of the First Church of the Nazarene and was a 40-year member of the Owego Lions Club, also serving as Past District Governor. Bruce retired from IBM Endicott, followed by serving as Facilities Manager at Lions Camp Badger. He also volunteered with the Candor Emergency Squad. He was a true patriot, and lived his life for his family, God and his country.
On Friday, June 15, 2018, family and friends are invited to visit at Richards Funeral Home, 3670 Waverly Road, Owego, N.Y., from 5-8 p.m. Then on Saturday, June 16, 2018, family and friends are invited to visit at the First Church of the Nazarene, 3732 Waverly Road, Owego, N.Y., beginning at 11 a.m. A funeral service will commence at noon with Pastor Phillip Nase officiating. Those wishing may consider a memorial contribution in memory of Bruce to the Candor Emergency Squad, 58 Main St., P.O. Box 141, Candor, NY. –Sayre Morning Times 6/12/2018

 

LUNDY –ESTHER LOUISE GLECKNER age 93, was born August 7, 1924 in Williamsport, PA the daughter of the late John Raymond and Helen Esther (Rathmell) Lundy, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at St. Joseph's Hospital SNF. Her sisters, Annie McCarthy, Alice Marie Butterworth, Martha Steinback and brother, William Lundy preceded her in death. In 1929 after her parents died, Esther lived at the former Evangelical United Brethren Orphanage with her four sisters and two brothers. Esther was married to the late Arlington R. Gleckner for 37 years. She graduated from Lewisburg High School. Early in life she worked at the former Sylvania in Montoursville, PA and later at Sears. Esther is survived by her sons and daughter-in-laws, John and Denise Gleckner of Pine City, NY; Steve and Elizabeth Gleckner of Sierra Vista, AZ; brother, John Lundy; sister, Helen Smith; grandchildren: John Jr. with wife Lauren, James with wife Nicole, Matthew with wife Haley and Stephanie with husband, Clayton Skubis; great grandchildren: Gracyn, Jack, Liam, Dean, Eden, Evan, Abigale, Ryan and Leah; along with several nieces and nephews. At her request services will be held privately at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA 2435 Route # 352 Elmira, NY. The Gleckner family wishes to express their special thanks and appreciation for the outstanding love and care given to Esther from Beth and the entire staff at St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing 5th Floor. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/10/2017

 

JAMES LLOYD ‘JIM’ LUTZ, 69, of New Albany, Pennsylvania, passed away Thursday morning, April 5, 2018, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center Hospice in Plains Township, Pennsylvania, after a period of declining health due to his exposure to Agent Orange. Jim was born Jan. 19, 1949, in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Ruth Morrison Lutz and John Lutz. He was a 1967 graduate of St. Augustine High School in Brooklyn, New York. Jim served in the U.S. Army from May 2, 1968 to May 7, 1971 with the 185th Air Reconnaissance Squadron in Ban Me Thout in the Central Highlands, Vietnam from November of 1968 to December of 1969. Jim was merited with the Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, the National Defense Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Air Medal, and the Rifle Expert Badge. From January of 1970 to May of 1971, Jim served as a fire fighter at Robert Gray Army Airfield in Fort Hood, Texas. He was employed by Honeywell, Inc. for 25 years and Associated Electrical Construction for 10 years. During his employment with Honeywell, Jim completed projects on the World Trade Center Twin Towers, Empire State Building and numerous other well-known structures in New York City. Jim also owned and operated Serpico Pizza in Towanda, Pennsylvania. Jim was a member of St. Athanasius Roman Catholic Church in Endicott, New York, Vietnam Veterans of America, IBEW Local 3, New York City, and was a past director of Agent Orange Victims International, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. Jim was one of 100 named plaintiffs in the 1979 Agent Orange Litigation. Jim was an avid lover of Corvettes, Harley Davidson Motorcycles and Pit Bulls. Jim would say “I’ve forgotten more about cars that most people will ever know.” Jim was an accomplished pianist and played twice at Carnegie Hall in New York before his 13th birthday. Jim was a great music enthusiast with his favorite artists and bands including Elvis Presley, The Doors, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Fleetwood Mac, Crosby, Still, Nash and Young, David Lee Murphy, Led Zeplin, CCR, and Billy Joel among others. Jim once met Billy Joel to whom he sold photographs of military life in Vietnam which were used in the production of Billy Joel’s video Good Night Saigon. Jim loved anything to do with New York City. He was a devoted fan of the New York Yankees and enjoyed watching the Barrett Jackson Car Auction. Jim is survived by his wife Roberta “Robin” Smith Lutz; children, James, Kristine, Jessica, Leslie Assante (Salvatore), Robert, Stephen (Stacy), Danielle, Michael, Mary Rose and Heidi; grandchildren, Keith, Seth, Antonio, Christian, Ayanna, Mattia, Kiara, Christian, Lyric, Gabriella, Jameson, Abigail, Amelia and June Rose; brothers, John, Kenneth, and Richard; sister, Patricia; very special nephew, Richard (brother in arms’ US Army and FDNY); nephew, John; nieces, Jill, Brianne and Jeanine; great nieces, Kyleigh, Ally and Ruth. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter Deborah, and granddaughter, Verity. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pennsylvania. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at St. Athanasius Roman Catholic Church, 406 Shady Drive, Endicott, New York. Burial will follow in Bath National Cemetery, Bath, New York, with full military honors. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Regional No-Kill Animal Shelter, 117 W. Fulton St., Gloversville, NY in memory of James Lloyd Lutz. –Towanda Daily Review 4/6/2018

 

THOMAS H. LYNCH, 86, of Sayre, Pa., passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, June 8, 2018. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., at the Calvary Baptist Church on Saturday, July 7, 2018, with Tom's nephew, the Rev. John M. Green officiating, at his request. Full military honors will be accorded. Tom was born in Wyalusing, Pa., on Jan. 10, 1932 to Cyril and Ruby (Jennings) Lynch. He attended Sayre Area High School where he met the love of his life, Norma (Green) Lynch. While serving in the Army, with the 11th Airbourne, they were married in 1953 and this February they celebrated 65 years of marriage. He is predeceased by his parents, his twin brothers Peter and Paul, sister Ruth Ann "Rippie" (Lynch) Park and his beloved mother and father-in-law, Morgan and Frances Green. Family was everything to Tom and he is survived by his wife, Norma (Green) Lynch, his two sons, T. Jeffrey Lynch and his wife Jane of Clermont, Fla.; Keith A. Lynch and his wife Lori of Sayre, Pa., and his daughter, Amy (Lynch) Ennis and her husband Russell also of Sayre, Pa.; nine grandchildren, Lisa (Lynch) Kendall and her husband Chad, Jeffrey Lynch and his wife Ali, Adam Lynch and his wife Tanya, Conor Lynch, Matthew Lynch and his wife Kaitlin, Emileigh Bostwick, Annabel, Jack and Aidan Ennis and his 13 great-grandchildren, Tyler, Jaymee and Drew Kendall; Ryan, Natalie and Justin Lynch; Kate and Mason Lynch; Brooklin, Irie, Reign and Veda Lynch and Connor Coyle. His treasured sisters; Marilee Quinlan and her husband Andy, Ronnie Moulthrop and her husband John, and Sharon Lynch and his brother, Richard Lynch; his brother-in-law Burt Green and his wife Joan; his sister-in-laws, Mary Jane Green; Patricia Green, Marian Green and many loving nieces and nephews. Tom worked at the Ingersoll-Rand for 35 years and retired in 1994. He was a hard worker his entire life and was always the first person to step up to help anyone that needed anything, at any time. Tom had an unfaltering faith in Lord and was a founding member of the Keystone Baptist Church where he served for many years. He loved his wife, Norma with a passion and showed us a greater love story then has ever been told. Family was everything to Tom, having his family around him was his greatest treasure and he cherished every family get-together and any time his grandchildren came to see "Big Papa." Tom's last wish was to go Home and while we will miss his deeply we are comforted with the knowledge that he is finally safe at Home in the Lord's hands. In Lieu of flowers, the family respectfully wishes Memorial donations be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation online at www.jdrf.org, by mail at JDRF 26 Broadway, 14th Floor New York, NY.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Thomas Cremation and Funeral Service, 1297 Elmira St. Sayre, Pa. –Sayre Morning Times 6/13/2018

 

NATHAN J. LYONS, 32, of Hughesville, passed away, Saturday, June 16, 2018 at his home. Born March 8, 1986 in Muncy, he was the son of Mark A. and Denise L. (Smith) Lyons.  Nathan enjoyed fishing, hunting, and riding his ATV. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Carl J. and Mary E. Smith. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 22 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

ROBERT ‘BOB’ MACHMER, 57, of Canton, PA (Ward Twp.)  passed away Wednesday morning, February 28, 2018, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Robert Eddie,"Bob” or “Bobby” to family and friends, was born August 9, 1960 in Germany.  He was a son of Brigitte (Geng) Machmer Mays of Glen Rock, PA and the late Robert Bradley “Brad” Machmer.  A 1978 graduate of Thomas McKean High School of Wilmington, DE, Bob attended Philadelphia’s Culinary Institute and found his career’s calling as a chef.  He will be remembered as being an outgoing, strong-willed person with an engaging personality and great sense of humor.  Bob especially enjoyed cooking and muscle cars; his pride and joy was a ’69 Dodge Super Bee.  In earlier years he was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing and hunting.  Bob was a member of Canton’s American Legion Post 303 and Moose Lodge 429, also the MOPAR Club of America. In addition to his mother, surviving are his siblings; Michael Machmer of Newark, DE and Misty (Edward) Russo of Jupiter, FL, two nieces and a nephew; Taryn, Jake and Sophia and a large extended family. In addition to his father Brad, he was predeceased by his stepfather, Earl Mays. His family invites friends to attend a celebration of Bob’s life 2 P.M. Sunday, March 4, at the Canton American Legion Post 303, at 465 Springbrook Dr. in Canton.  Burial will be private at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, consider a donation in Bob’s name to Paralyzed Veterans of PA: “Keystone PVA” at 1113 Main St. Pittsburgh, PA. Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr. Canton is assisting the family with arrangements. –Canton Independent-Sentinel 3/8/2018

 

EUGENE ROBERT MAINES, 52, of Standing Stone, Pennsylvania, passed away Sunday morning, Feb. 18, 2018 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Township. Eugene was born on Oct. 18, 1965, in Sayre, Pennsylvania, the son of Eugene Albert Maines and the late Linda Mae Kunkle Maines. He was formerly employed by Taylor Packing in Wyalusing and worked at the Don Johnson Stone Quarry until his health declined. Eugene loved spending time with his daughters and grandson. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He is survived by his daughters, Angela Roof and husband Rick of Towanda, Jenelle Maines of Wysox; grandson, Robbie Roof of Towanda; his father, Eugene Albert Maines of North Towanda; the mother of his children, Sheila Burke McDonald of Wysox; sisters and brothers-in-law, Cindy and John Rinebold of Towanda, Wendy and Tom Collins of Ulster; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Sara Maines of North Towanda; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Eugene was predeceased by his mother, Linda Mae Kunkle Maines on Oct. 11, 1980; and maternal grandparents, Robert W. Kunkle Sr. on Aug. 26, 2010 and Vina M. Groover Kunkle on Feb. 6, 2015. Abiding with Eugene’s request, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting Eugene’s family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 2/21/2018

 

MANEVAL –MONICA MANEVAL BOINSKI, age 76, passed away quietly at her home on March 8, 2018. She was born on June 13, 1941 in Mansfield, a daughter of Arnold and Frances Maneval. Monica was the wife of Robert Boinski. Monica enjoyed gardening, bird watching, motorcycling and crossword puzzles. Monica is survived by her husband, Robert Boinski of Millerton, PA; her sister, Margaret (Kenny) Rost-Paul of Cameron, MO; her daughters Susan Hilfiger-Maneval (David) McClure of Pittsburgh, PA, Michelle Hilfiger (Bob) Baxter of Carlisle, PA, Brenda Hilfiger (Scott) Smith of Mainesburg, PA, Carole Hilfiger (Kory) Kipferl of Mainesburg, PA and Cheryl Lynn Johnson of Mansfield; 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband Fran Hilfiger and a grandson Robert Malcolm Baxter III. Per her request, there will not be a public viewing – we will have a private family gathering. She was loved by everyone and was an awesome lady and an even better mentor and advisor. She will be greatly missed but she is now dancing and singing with God and free as a bird! Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. –Funeral home

 

AARON GLENN MANNEY U.S. Veteran, age 91, of Wyalusing, PA passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017 at his home in Park Place Apartments. Aaron was born on May 25, 1926 in Shamokin, PA the son of the late Claude and Guennie Price Manney. He served his country in the US Army during World War II. He was employed as a Machinist for over 30 years at Tedeco Industrial in Glenolden, PA. Aaron married the former Shirley Davies on November 20, 1948 and they lived in Boothwyn, PA until her passing on January 4, 1991. After his wife passed, Aaron moved to Stevensville, PA to be closer to his son, Craig, and his family. He attended Braintrim Baptist Church for over 25 years. Aaron loved attending church, reading the Bible, and listening to WPEL’s radio station. He loved to spend time with his family, especially following his grandchildren with musical performances and sports. Aaron is survived by his daughter-in-law, Laurie Manney of Stevensville, PA; his grandchildren, Josh Manney and his wife Gwen of Malvern, PA, Tim Manney of South Portland, ME, and Becca Sipper and her husband John of Hanover Twp., PA; his great-grandchildren, Caleb and Ellie Manney of Malvern, PA; his brother Russell Manney and his wife Grace of Shamokin, PA; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his wife and his parents, Aaron was preceded in death by his son, Craig Manney on August 18, 2002, and his siblings David Manney, Claude Manney, Griffith Manney, Lamar “Barney” Manney, Thelma Manney, Violet Knecht, and Doris Reitz. Funeral services for Aaron will be held on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 12:00 noon from the Sheldon Funeral Homes, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, PA with Reverend Dick Camp officiating. Interment will follow at the Northumberland Memorial Park in Sunbury, PA. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 10:30 until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Aaron’s name to the Wyalusing Public Library, PO Box 98, Wyalusing, PA 18853, or to the Wyalusing Valley Museum Association, PO Box 301, Wyalusing, PA of the Braintrim Baptist Church, PO Box 281, Laceyville, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 9/6/2017

 

MARBAKER –BERNICE (MARBAKER) SWINDLER, 92 years old went to be with the Lord on July 16, 2017. She is predeceased by her husband of over 40 years Donald Swindler, her parents Ruby and Raymond Marbaker. Also three brothers Clifton, Howard and Lee Marbaker. Bernice was a long time member of the Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial Church. She worked at EJ’s, Lou’s Grill and over 23 years at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital cafeteria. Bernice is survived by her daughter Dawn (George) Smeeton of Windsor, grandaughters Tammy (James) Griswold of Harpursville and Laura (Brian) Tiffany of Deposit. Also three great grandchildren Cole Griswold, Alea Tiffany and Parker Tiffany. And one GREAT GREAT grandson Hunter. She is also survived by her sisters and brother who she loved: Mildred Hauge, Ruth Chapman, June Bonzack, Clarence (Glenda) Marbaker, Aubry (Joyce) Marbaker and Mort Marbaker. Also three wonderful sisters in law Betty, Betty and Audry. Bernice was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, friend and wife. She was a strong willed women who touched the lives of many people in her family and her community. She will be missed! Funeral arrangements are being handled by J.F. Rice Funeral Home, Inc.  Calling hours are Thursday July 20 at 10am at Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial Church with a service to follow at 11:00am. Burial will be at Vestal Hills later that same day. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial Church, 308 Main Street, Johnson City, NY. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

MARKLE –DOROTHY M. ‘DOT’ KORB, 89, of Monroeton, Pennsylvania, passed away Friday morning, March 9, 2018, at the Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. “Dot,” as she was known by her family and friends, was born on May 16, 1928 in Honesdale, the daughter of the late Charles and Philippine Klein Markle. She was a graduate of Honesdale High School with the class of 1946. Following high school, Dot served in several secretarial positions in the Honesdale area. On May 20, 1950, she married Robert J. Korb and they had 41 years together before Bob’s death on Nov. 13, 1991. Dot was a “full-time mom” for many years before returning to work in Towanda after moving to Monroeton in 1967. She retired from the Bradco Supply Company in 1990, having worked there for 17 years. Following her retirement, Dot served as a volunteer with American Red Cross Bloodmobiles, in service to military families, Widowed Persons Service and at the Bradford County Manor. A life-long member of the Lutheran Church, which began at birth and baptism in St. John’s Lutheran Church in Honesdale, Dot became a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Towanda in 1967, and was an active member there. She was a member of the church council, choir, Vesper Guild, Willing Workers and formerly served as church treasurer. A love of music from a young age allowed Dot to enjoy singing with many choirs and other groups over the years. She also played string bass in several symphony orchestras in the Honesdale and Port Jervis areas. Dot could be seen walking often in and around Monroeton and enjoying all of God’s creation. Dot was blessed with a loving family, church family, many friends and neighbors. Her family includes her children, David L. Korb (Henriette) of Rome, Marie E. Wood (Gregory) of Rome, Barbara E. Holbert (James) of Montrose, Catherine M. “Kay” Korb (Mary Ann Osmun) of Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren, Hans Korb, Tanya Dow (Tracy), Kevin Korb (Annie), Zachariah Korb (Meghan), Peter Korb (Beth), James R. Holbert (Jessie) and Elizabeth LoSchiavo (Tony); step-grandchildren, Chandra Andrews (Matthew), Ian Wood (Marley), Ben Benjamin; great-grandchildren, Braeden, Isabella, Ava, Kellen, Jude and Oliver Korb, Lillian Dow, Abigail, Ben and Jackson Holbert; step-great-grandchildren, Taylor and Madison Dow, Ella, Nolan, Grace, Margaret, Adelle and Rose Andrews, Phiffer Benjamin, and Emmett Wood; as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Robert Markle on Oct. 12, 1982; and sisters, Grace McMahon on Sept. 27, 2003, and Gladys Clark on Feb. 27, 2009. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave,. Towanda, PA. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Towanda, with Pastor Jira Albers officiating.
The family suggests that contributions may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church, 908 S. Main St., Towanda, PA in memory of Dorothy M. “Dot” Korb. –Towanda Daily Review 3/11/2018

 

EDWARD C. MARSHALL SR., age 79, of Rome, PA passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at his home with his family by his side. Ed was born on January 9, 1938 in Wilmot Township, the son of the late Jack E. (d. 1942) and Nora R. Hatch Marshall (d. 1950). He was a graduate of Wyalusing High School with the class of 1955. He was employed with Dairylea as a Milk Delivery Man for 20 plus years. He was an avid bowler and was in numerous leagues at Mountain Side Lanes in Wyalusing. He enjoyed hunting and fishing especially during his trips to Canada. He loved to watch baseball and followed the New York Yankees. Ed was a great gardener, particularly potatoes. Ed is survived by his wife, Pearl J. Hunt Marshall, who he married on August 2, 2007; his children, Edward C. Marshall, Jr. and his fiancé Kathy Cushman of Tomahawk, WI and Sherelyn “Sherrie” K. Marshall of Wilmington, NC; his grandchildren, Justin Kelly (Samantha Harrison) of Chicago, IL, Jason Kelley of Tomahawk, WI, Joshua Teabo of Raleigh, NC, and Dylan Teabo of Raleigh, NC; his step-children, Ruth Lengacher of Arcadia, FL, Terry Cobb of Wyalusing, PA, and Denise Walters of Sayre, PA; his siblings, James “Jim” Marshall and his wife Sharon of Wyalusing, PA and Jacqueline Marshall of New Milford, PA; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Eunice E. Marshall (d. November 6, 1997). Abiding by Ed’s wishes services will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were entrusted with Sheldon Funeral Homes, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Ed’s name to the charity of the donor’s choice. –Funeral home notice

 

JEFFREY MARTINELL, 71, of Troy and formerly Tannersville, PA, died on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at home. He was the husband of Bonnie (Belcher) Martinell with whom he shared 50 years of marriage with on October 14, 2017. He was the son of the late Louis and Helen (Matzoni) Martinell of Scotrun, PA. Born in Brooklyn on February 19, 1946, his parents moved to Scotrun in 1947. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. In addition to his wife he is survived by his son Daniel Martinell of Tannersville, and his daughters, Becky (Cliff) Rigby of Sylvania and Tara Martinell of Tannersville, a step-grandson, LCpl Rob Rigby of Camp Lejeune, NC, a step-granddaughter, Kelly Rigby of Wisconsin and brother, Ronald (Judith) Martinell of Scotrun, PA, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Jeffrey was predeceased by his parents and a niece, Christine Peterson. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 5 to 7 PM at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA. Memorials in Jeffrey’s memory may be made to Hunt of a Lifetime Foundation, P.O. Box 241, Harborcreek, PA. –Canton Independent-Sentinel 11/9/2017

 

MARTZ –DOROTHY LOUISE LAPLANT, 78, passed away peacefully surrounded by her children and the loving staff at the Bradford County Manor on Oct. 12, 2017. She was born April 4, 1939, a daughter of Ward and Sarah Martz of Sayre, Pa. She is survived by four of her children and one sister; Tammy Salsman and husband Bromo of Milan, Bonnie Jones and fiancé Duane Waltman of Sayre, Joanne McKean of Sayre, Mike LaPlant and wife Tammy of Waverly, sister Jean Bennett of Ulster. She was blessed with 14 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Ward and Sarah Martz; two brothers, Gilbert Martz and Ray Martz; sister, Shirley Spencer and daughter Jean (Ease) McCracken and son-in-law Jimmy McCracken. During her stay at the Bradford County Manor, she helped form a "daily coffee clatch," where her and other residents gathered, chatted and became great friends. She attended many activities over the years. Her very favorite was bingo. She collected  MANY stuffed animals with her winnings and gifted them to family when they visited. She enjoyed church services where she met the Rev. Whitey Culver and his wife. She also enjoyed crafts, quilting and spending time with family. Services will be held Sunday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. at Kinsman Hall, 915 Front St., East Athens. A dinner with a dish to pass will follow services downstairs of the Hall. –Sayre Morning Times 10/18/2017

 

MASON –BEVERLY JANE (MASON) KNIGHTS - On the evening of Sept. 18, 2017, Beverly Jane (Mason) Knights, formerly of Troy, Pennsylvania, passed away at the Guthrie Towanda Memorial Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda. She was 91 years of age. Born on March 30, 1926, in Checkerville, she was the daughter of John and Emma (Dunbar) Mason. Beverly graduated from Troy High School. On Sept. 14, 1946, she married Everett F. Knights and they had 48 happy years before his passing on Sept. 24, 1994. Beverly worked at the East Troy Diner, the Sylvania Plant, McCabe's Drug Store, Cooke's Pharmacy, and American Silk Label, all in Troy. She was a member of the Wheel Inn Club. Her interests were organizing family outings with her sisters and camping. Beverly is survived by her sons, Mason Alan (Patricia) Knights of Troy and Timothy (Kelly) Knights of Corning, New York. Also surviving are grandchildren, Thomas (Kristie) Knights of Saxonburg, Christy (Brian) Palmer of Manchester-By-The-Sea, Massachusetts, Brittany Knights of Buffalo, New York, and Jason (Amanda) Herrick, Canandaigua, New York; great-grandchildren, Katie Knights, Maddie Guthrie, Kam Guthrie, Damian Palmer, Theron Palmer, Taylor Palmer, and Ava Palmer. She is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews, and very special friends, Amber Cook and family. Predeceasing her, in addition to her husband, was her daughter, Lissa Jean Knights; brother and sister-in-law, Jack (Betty) Mason; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Hilda and Walter Furman Sr., Louise and Max VanVeghten, Mary and Clifford May, Margaret and Ronald Woodard, and Dorando and Max Hoose. A memorial service to honor Beverly will be held at a later date with the Gerald Vickery Jr. Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. handling the arrangements. Those wishing to honor Beverly's memory may do so by directing memorial donations to Towanda Memorial Personal Care Home, in care of Activities Dept., 603 William St., Towanda, PA. The family would like to thank the Memorial Personal Care Home and the Memorial Skilled Nursing Unit for the kindness and concern shown to them. –Towanda Daily Review 9/20/2017

 

ALEXANDER J. ‘ALEX’ MASTRANTONIO JR. - "In one sense there is no death. The life of a soul on earth lasts beyond departure. You will always feel that life touching yours, that voice speaking to you. He lives on in your life and in the lives of all others that knew him." - Angelo Patri. Alexander "Alex" J. Mastrantonio Jr., age 62, of Waverly, N.Y., was called to heaven unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 2 and was greeted with open arms by his father, Alexander J Mastrantonio Sr., his brother, Brian E. Mastrantonio and the rest of his family and friends who predeceased him. Alex was born Sept. 9, 1955 and lived in the "Valley" most of his life. He attended both Athens and Sayre schools and excelled at wrestling and track. Upon graduating in 1974 from Sayre Area High School, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was stationed at Camp LeJeune, N.C. After his Honorable Discharge, he worked for Sperry Rail, Leprino Foods and Great Plains until he was unable to work, due to his heart. His heart problems didn't stop him from having a heart of gold, which was illustrated through his family and friends. Alex enjoyed working on cars, watching movies, especially John Wayne or "action" films, and motorcycles, his favorite being Harley Davidson. As much as he loved to ride, he loved the people it brought into his life even more. He also had a great love for his K-9 companions Brute, Sarge and Brandy that stood by his side for many years. Above all things, he loved his family and they loved him. Alex is survived by his daughter, Ashley (Mastrantonio) and her husband Robbie Chandler of Waverly, N.Y.; special friend and companion, Chris Pollock of Waverly, N.Y.; stepson, Doug McNeil of Rome, N.Y.; mother, Saundra (Mastrantonio) Weber and her husband Lou of Forksville, Pa.; brother, Shawn Mastrantonio and his wife, Kimberly of Athens; stepsister, Melissa (Weber) Lutz and her husband Andy of Pine City, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Maria (Brian) Mastrantonio of Sayre; his uncle and aunt, Rick and Joyce Barnes of Horseheads, N.Y.; along with several other relatives. He absolutely adored his grandchildren, Bentley and Riley Chandler of Waverly, N.Y. Alex was predeceased by his father, Alexander J. Mastrantonio Sr., brother, Brian E. Mastrantonio, paternal grandparents, Joseph and Celia Mastrantonio and maternal grandmother, Marjorie Barnes. A time to celebrate Alex's life will be announced at a later date by the family. Instead of flowers, you may donate to VHL.org for Von Hippel-Lindau Cancer Research or an animal shelter of your choice. Arrangements were handled by Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation, Athens, Pa. –Sayre Morning Times 11/7/2017

 

MATSON –KATHLEEN S. HIDUK, formerly of Spring Lake, Terry Township passed away at Memorial Hospital's Skilled Nursing Unit on Oct. 19, 2017. She had been there since suffering a stroke in 2011. Born on January 8, 1941 at Mills Hospital in Towanda, Kathy's parents were Chester and Blanche Elliott Matson. She was raised however by her grandparents, Walt and Bertha Matson. She married Bill Hiduk of Herrick Township in 1957, and they had three daughters; Cindy Marie Clark, Cheryl McGuire, and Janice Lykens. Kathy also had two grandsons, David Clark and Adam Clark. Kathy, referred to by many friends as “Red” due to her flaming hair offset by olive green eyes, spent most of her life on the farm that she and Bill purchased on Norway Ridge Road in 1961. She continued to raise calves as a side job for many years, was very proud of her vegetable and flower gardens, and enjoyed the company of many dogs and cats. She worked at Sulcraft in Dushore, Jim Owens' farm, and Kelly Services, and retired from Arrow United. She is survived by daughters Cindy (and Buddy) of Wysox, Cheryl (and David McGuire) of Tidioute, Janice of Liverpool, sisters Sylvia Matson of Dushore and Jackie Gage of Rush, grandsons David (and Donna Clark) of Wysox, Adam of Wysox, nephew Rick Hiduk of Meshoppen, as well as numerous other nieces, nephews and in-laws. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, husband, stepmother Edwinna Matson, parents-in-law John and Margaret Hiduk, brother Crawford Matson, son-in-law Ron Lykens, brother-in-law Mike Setzer, and brother-in-law Charlie Hiduk. Kathy had a rough life, and the debilitation of the stroke was even harder for her to bear. But her feisty demeanor will be remembered forever. The family requests that donations be made in her name to the Animal Care Sanctuary, 353 Sanctuary Hill Lane, East Smithfield, PA. There will be no services at Kathy's request. Arrangements were entrusted with Sheldon Funeral Homes, 155 Church Street, Wyalusing, PA. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

MICHAEL R. MATTISON, 66, of Waverly passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 7, 2018 after a courageous 10 year battle with leukemia. His beloved wife, Paula was with him, as always, by his side. Along with Paula, Mike is survived by his sons, Michael Mattison, Jr, Kevin Mattison; his adoring grandchildren, Carlee Mattison, Nicholas Mattison, Dylan Williams, Heather Mattison; brothers, David (Deb) Mattison, Timothy (Sandy) Mattison, Donald (Debbie) Mattison, Jeffery... (Dawn) Mattison; mother-in-law, Rosetta Nichols; sisters and brothers-in-law, Debbie and Frank Stolicker, Luann and Jim Fitzgerald, Pennie and Jeff Akins, and Connie Foley and Gary Tomko; along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Mike was born September 15, 1951 to parents, Maurice “Mouse” and Dora Mattison; who predeceased him along with his father-in-law, Paul Nichols. A U.S. Army Veteran, Mike served his country in Vietnam and was, along with Paula, the founder and co-owner of Mattison’s Bucket Service. Working side by side with his wife and sons, Mike’s unflagging work ethic created the family business that survives him. Of the many roles Mike fulfilled in his life it was the ones as husband, dad and Papa that he held most dear. He was a force of nature. A party or family gathering never really got started until Mike arrived. Mike was an avid hunter and life-long NY Giants fan. His greatest joy was his time spent with his wife, children and grandchildren at the pond and pavilion that he had built. Mike worked hard, loved deeply and lived life to the fullest. He will be sorely missed by all lucky enough to know him.  A time of calling will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 2 to 4 PM at Mattison’s Bucket Service at 121 Donnelly Industrial Parkway, Waverly, New York. A celebration of Mike’s life will be held at 4 PM at Mattison’s Bucket Service at 121 Donnelly Industrial Parkway, Waverly, New York where full military honors will be accorded by the Valley Color Guard. –Funeral home obit

 

CLARENCE ‘STUB’ MAY died at home on Monday, January 29, 2018, at the age of 85, in the care of his wife and four of his daughters. A student at Troy Area high school, he played the clarinet in the school marching band, and enlisted in the Air Force prior to his 18th birthday. He then served in the Korean War, last as a staff sergeant, whereupon he received an honorable discharge. Following his discharge he married Vivian Inman of Canton, PA, and took up residence in Troy, PA. Clarence and Vivian had one son, Matthew, and four daughters, Beth, Deborah, Virginia, and Rebecca. Clarence had a kind heart and an easy-going disposition, no doubt a result of raising four girls. He was always ready with a smile, or a laugh, or a rhyme. He could strike a conversation with anyone at any time. He made people feel at ease. More than anything else, Clarence loved to spend time with his children and their children. In his younger years, Clarence enjoyed woodcraft and making furniture. He once took up hunting, but gave it up when he realized that he just didn't want to harm any creature. He was a proud Steelers' fan, and also enjoyed watching basketball and college football. On any given year, he could never quite get over losing the shoe to Canton. He was preceded in death by his son, Matthew B. May, in Dec. 2017; his parents, Guy and Eleanor (Wilcox) May of Troy, PA; and his brothers, Eugene, Robert and Glen. He is survived by his wife of fifty-six years, Vivian; his sister, Alta Pearl May, of Troy, PA; four daughters, Beth (Thomas) of Troy, PA, Deborah Harrigan of Erin, NY, Virginia (Holunga) of Livermore, CA, and Rebecca (Rouland) of Clyde, NY. His eight grandchildren include Wendell Thomas Jr., Sarah Gleason, Michele Miller, Ryan Harrigan, Jessica Rouland, Joey May, Marcu Holunga, Saveta Holunga; his four great grandchildren include Levi Thomas, Madalyn Miller, Cameron Gleason and Lukas Gleason. Funeral service will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at: Berrytown Wesleyan Church, 178 Burt Road, Gillett, PA. A reception will immediately follow the service. We look forward to family and friends coming to celebrate Clarence's life in addition to his military service. –Towanda Daily Review 2/1/2018

 

JOSEPH E. MAY, 71, of Harrisburg, died Wednesday, Ja. 10, 2018, at UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic Hospital. Mr. May was born in Troy, Pennsylvania, and was the son of the late Arthur E. and Genevieve J. (Bebble) May. He was retired from the Bureau of Industrial Safety with the Dept. of Labor and Industry, where he was director of field operations. He was a life member of Harrisburg VFW Post 1718 and the Canton Fire Dept. He was a member of the Valley of Towanda Masonic Lodge AASR, Valley of Williamsport Consistory AASR, Canton Blue Lodge No. 415 F&AM and was a 32nd Degree Mason. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the U.S. Army. He was a former coach with the Canton Little League. Mr. May is survived by his wife, Patricia A. (Nye) May; his step‑son, Bryan D. Nye; his son, Joseph Scott (Betsy) May; his daughter, Carrie A. (Richard Toltzis) Madigan; his grandsons, Brandon and Nicholas May, Matthew and Zachary Madigan; his sister, Kathy L. May; and Sharon May, mother of his children. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at the Hoover Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., 6011 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg. Inurnment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, with full military honors. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Canton Booster Club, 410 Canale Lane, Canton, PA or to a charity of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review 1/14/2018

 

MATTHEW B. MAY age 55 of Troy, PA, passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017 at his home. He was born on October 6, 1962 in Troy, PA, a son of Clarence and Vivian (Innman) May. Matthew enjoyed walking, reading National Geographic magazines, and watching television. He is survived by his parents, Clarence and Vivian May of Troy, PA; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Elizabeth "Beth" and Wendall Thomas of Troy, PA, Deborah "Debbie" May of Elmira, NY, Virginia "Ginny" and Dean Holunga of Livermore, CA, Rebecca "Becky" and Fred Rouland of Clyde, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.

 

MAY –PATRICIA ‘PAT’ HARTFORD, 81, of Alba, PA, passed away at home while surrounded by loved ones early Tuesday morning, July 24, 2018. Born June 12, 1937 in Troy, PA, Patricia Ann was one of five children of the late Earl and Ethel (Bailey) May. She married Dale R. Hartford on Aug. 13, 1955, in Troy.  They shared 48 years together before his passing on April 17, 2004.  Caring for family and home came first in Pat’s life. She always looked forward to spending time with her children and she cherished her grandchildren.  She enjoyed several hobbies, especially camping with Dale, fishing and tending her flower beds and vegetable gardens.  Pat was a big fan of her family’s participation in local demolition derbies and will be lovingly remembered for her special kiss on the cheek, “for luck”.  She also was very talented with crocheting and made beautiful blankets for loved ones. Surviving are her seven children; Vickie (Roy) Brown of Shunk, Alan (Brenda) Hartford of Alba, Robert (Kelly) Hartford of Montour Falls, NY, Lonnie (Mary) Hartford and Tina Hartford all of Alba, Amy (Mike) Gowin and Gale Hartford (Amy Hickok) all of Canton, 16 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and one great-great grandson.  Also her brother Walter May of Troy, special niece Kay Van Noy of Troy, brother-in-law Harland (Connie) Hartford, sisters-in-law Myla May, Janice Hartford, Neva Hartford, Delores Hartford, Brenda (Arlan) Higley and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband Dale, she was predeceased by an infant daughter, Marjorie Louise and three siblings; Eloise (Carlyle “Pogie”) Van Noy, Max and Galen (Ginny) May.  Also brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Wilma May, Reed, Lawrence, James Jr. (Mary), Earl (Sandy), Robert, Glen (Ora) and Dean Hartford, Alan “Punk” Williams and Marjorie Hickok. Family invites friends to call 11 – 1 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr. Canton.  Pastor John Hickok will officiate the funeral service following visitation.  Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Shunk at a later date. –Towanda Daily Review 7/26/2018

 

DAVID MARK MCBRATNEY SR., 72, of West Burlington, Pennsylvania, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at the Bradford County Manor after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. He was the loving husband of Charlotte Ann (Boris) McBratney. The couple married on Dec. 16, 1967 and had almost 50 years together. David was born on Oct. 27, 1945 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Joseph H. McBratney Sr. and Agnes (Mark) McBratney. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving his country in the Vietnam War. David was a plumber by trade. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy and enjoyed singing in the choir. He enjoyed canoeing, bicycling where sometimes he biked 50 miles to and from work, and doing ventriloquism where he would illustrate God’s word through “Gospel Magic.” David was a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians for over 25 years and was awarded the “Order of Merlin” for his 25 years of membership. While as a resident of the Bradford County Manor he was active as a volunteer and was past president of the Resident Council. David is survived by his wife, Charlotte; his children, David Mark McBratney Jr. and wife Sherry (Houser) McBratney, Drew William McBratney, and Erin Grace (McBratney) Yucel and husband Ibrahim Yucel; his grandchildren, Trevor, Alexandria and Donovan McBratney, Ann Yucel and Shawna, Carson and Corey Houser; his great-grandchildren, Alaina and Naomi; his brother, William H. McBratney Jr. and wife Esther; brother-in-law, William J. Boris; and sister-in-law, Lorraine J. Boris; along with several nieces and nephews. David was predeceased by his parents; his siblings, Joseph H. McBratney Jr., Lt. Col. Robert McBratney, Ruth McBratney, Elizabeth McBratney Egerter and Mary McBratney Hunt. A memorial service to honor David will be held at a later date with the Gerald Vickery Jr. Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. handling the arrangements. Donations may be made in David’s memory to the First Baptist Church of Troy, 579 Canton St., Troy, PA or Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 30 South 17th St., Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 10/7/2017

 

MCCABE –JUNE MARIE (MCCABE) SEELMAN passed peacefully away on July 20, 2018, after a long period of declining health. June was born on July 13, 1932, and grew up in Johnson City, N.Y., where she attended Johnson City High School and the Wilson School of Nursing, where she graduated as a Registered Nurse. She worked at IBM before retiring, at which time she became an avid volunteer in Nichols, N.Y., where she and her husband Dave lived. An avid literacy advocate, June was an Adult Literacy Volunteer, as well as an active volunteer with the Cady Library. She also volunteered at the Waterman Conservation Education Center and the Ro-Ki Club of Nichols. In addition, she was a Master Gardener with the CCE Tioga. Her passions included reading, gardening, cooking, and preserving old-time homemaking skills.
June was predeceased by her parents, Wilton and Christine McCabe; a brother, Gene McCabe; a sister, Dorothy Rought; her stepson, Errik Seelman; and her beloved husband of 50 years, Dave Seelman.
She is survived by a brother, John (Sherry) McCabe; her stepdaughter, Stephanie (Scott) MacDonald; and her grandsons, Alex (Sydney) MacDonald and Ian MacDonald. The family would like to recognize and thank Elderwood at Waverly and Riverview Manor in Owego for four years of excellent and compassionate care. The staff treated her like family and made her feel like she was at home in a warm and loving atmosphere. Friends and family are invited to a period of visitation on Sunday, July 29, 2018, from 1-3 p.m. at Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Come as you are and share some pie and coffee and stories of June from your life, or just stop by and say hello. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Cady Library, P.O. Box 70, Nichols, NY in loving memory of June Seelman. –Sayre Morning Times 7/25/2018

 

MCCARTY –MRS. D0RIS MCCARTY WHITELEY STEPHENS, age 95, of Millview Mt. Road, Elkland Twp., PA, went to be with her Lord on August 28, 2017 at Dar-Way Elder Care with her loving family at her side. Doris was born on March 12, 1922, in the family home on McCarty Ridge, a daughter of the late Frank & Jesse Day McCarty. She attended Center School and then graduated from Loyalsock High School a member of the class of 1940. Upon graduation, she married Cecil W. Whiteley who was a dairy farmer and they enjoyed 25 years of marriage when he predeceased her in 1965. On November 13, 1971, she married Roger Felker Stephens and they enjoyed almost 33 years of marriage before he predeceased her on March 8, 2004. Doris worshipped at the Living Hope Fellowship in Estella, PA. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law: Charlotte & Richard Higley, Estella, PA, Marie & Dennis Hottenstein, New Albany, PA, son & daughter-in-law: Durwood & Brenda Whiteley, Estella, PA, two sisters: Evelyn Bennett Higley, Forksville, PA and Joanne Menard, Johnson City, NY, two sisters-in-law: Anne Lois McCarty, Dushore, PA, Joyce McCarty, Forksville, PA. Doris is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren and by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides her parents and her husbands she was predeceased by a son, David Whiteley of Montoursville on July 29, 2008, and by three brothers: Edward L. McCarty of Monroeton, and Richard D. McCarty of Dushore, and Francis M. McCarty of Forksville. At Doris’s request there will be no services. Funeral arrangements are under the direction to the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

ROBERT PAUL ‘BOB’ MCCLINTIC SR., 85, of 1164 Preacher Brook Road, Monroeton, Franklin Township, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon, June 20, 2018 at his home following declining health. Robert was born in Binghamton, New York on Nov. 24, 1932 the only child of Paul and Eva Hendershot McClintic. In early years, Bob was employed as an auto mechanic by Benjamin’s Garage in Wysox and was later employed for many years until his retirement by Sylvania Electric in Towanda where he proudly held several patents. Bob was an active and dedicated member of the former Towanda Ambulance Association where he served as association president, squad chief and as an EMT instructor for many years. He was also a member and past president of the Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Department. Bob and his wife Betty both sang and played many musical instruments performing country and blue grass music entertainment locally and at blue grass festivals throughout Pennsylvania, New York and Florida for many years. Bob will be fondly remembered for his keen intellect, creative mind and his very inventive gifts. He will be deeply missed. Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Betty Swingle McClintic, whom he married on June 21, 1952 in Camptown, Pennsylvania; his children, Jim (Brenda) McClintic of Burlington Township, Donna Stout (Will Turner) of Towanda, Robert (Darlene) McClintic Jr. of Franklindale, Terry (Charlotte) McClintic of Lewistown, Pennsylvania, Deborah Miller of Towanda, and William McClintic of Burlington; 19 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Bob was predeceased by his father, Paul McClintic; mother and step father, Eva and Howard Cook; grandsons, Anthony and Brett; and sons-in-law, Stephen N. Stout and Gary T. Miller. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2018 with a celebration of life service to follow at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pennsylvania. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company, 15 Grange Road, Monroeton, PA in memory of Robert Paul McClintic Sr. –Towanda Daily Review 6/22/2018

 

RONALD MARTIN MCCLURE SR., 70 of Barton, N.Y. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Born in Troy, Pa., to the late Dorothy and Lewis McClure, Ronald lived most of his life in Watertown, N.Y., with the love of his life, Elizabeth McClure, who will be graciously waiting for him at the Pearly Gates. Ronald was a passionate man who enjoyed fishing, hunting, wood work and spending time with his family. In his spare time he enjoyed watching Jeopardy and attending NASCAR races. Ronald was extremely loving and proud of his children, Lisa McCabe (Paul) of Waverly, N.Y., Ronald McClure (Wendy) of Barton, N.Y., Michael McClure (Krista) of Barton, N.Y., Meredith Page (Rick) of Mannsville, N.Y., Margie Page (David) of Adams, N.Y., and Kelly Corby (Audrey) of Chaumont, N.Y., Brandon McClure of Barton, N.Y.; he was predeceased by his daughter, Beth Faulkner, and son, Eddie Corby, his brothers, Richard McClure, Frederick McClure, and sisters Janet Quackenbush, and Dorothy Dimmick. He is survived by his sister, Grace Weed of Troy, and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and his special canine friend Molly. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. –Sayre Morning Times 9/9/2017

 

MCCRACKEN –ALICE M. (MCCRACKEN) POTTER, 100, of Carnegie, PA, formerly of Sayre, PA, passed away with her loved ones at her side on Sunday, August 06, 2017, at her daughter’s home. She was born November 03, 1916, in Sayre, PA, the daughter of the John C. and Letha B. (Morley) McCracken. Alice was a lifetime member of the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, John L. Potter, in 1989; her sisters, Nellie (McCracken) Blackman and Elsie (Gorsline) Lincoln; and her son-in-law Lee Davis. Alice is survived by her son John M. (Nancy) Potter, of Charleston, S.C.; her daughters, Constance Davis of Carnegie, PA, Rebecca (James) Harlin, of Poulsbo, WA, Marcia (Daniel) Scanlin, of Sayre; and, her grandchildren, Douglas (Nell) Potter of Johannesburg, South Africa, Deborah (Michael) Mullens of Goose Creek, SC, Amy (Douglas) Albright, of Bainbridge Island, WA, Brenton (Krystal) Davis, of Groton, MA, Matthew (Jenna) Scanlin, of State College, PA, and, Kaitlin (John) Scanlin Vandendreissche, of Annapolis, MD; great-grandchildren Collin Potter; Brandon, Parker and Logan Mullens; Zachary and Elizabeth Albright; and Hailey Furcolo and Gavin Davis; and her loving relatives Mona, Scott, Vicki and Cooper Lincoln. A memorial service will be held at the Church of the Redeemer, 201 South Wilbur Ave., Sayre, PA at 10 a.m., September 08, 2017, with the Rev. Hazel Hunt officiating. Burial will be private at the Church of the Redeemer Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Sayre Public Library or Church of the Redeemer. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

MCGUIRE –BRENDA JANE HOOSE born on September 25,1955 in Edinburgh Scotland to Thomas and Mary McGuire has gone home to Heaven this day June 15, 2018. Brenda graduated from Newfield Central School in 1973 and later worked at the family business, McGuire Gardens as well as with her sister, Karen at Cornell Campus Flower Market. She enjoyed reading, fishing, her many pets and loved the company of her extended family with many picnics on McGuire Mountain. Brenda also loved her husband, William Hoose whom she married on October 12, 1996, spending many happy years together. Brenda leaves behind her husband, Bill Hoose, sister , Karen (Jerry) Van Etten, nephews, Weston McGuire (Makenzie King) and Scott Van Etten, many aunts, uncles and cousins and friends in New York State, Owings Mills, Maryland and Edinburgh, Scotland. Brenda was predeceased by her parents, Tom and Mary McGuire, Grandparents Ken and Laura McGuire and grandmother, Jane Hunter Docherty. Calling Hours will be at Bangs Funeral Home, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from noon til 1 p.m with the service immediately following. Pastor Mike Kelly presiding. Donations in Brenda's name can be sent to Cancer Resource Center,( 612 W. State St)

Tompkins County SPCA (Hanshaw Road) or Hospicare (E. King Road). –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

THOMAS LEROY MCGUIRE died Wednesday February 21, 2018. Born September 7, 1933 to Ken and Laura McGuire in Newfield, New York, growing up during the depression with his sisters, Bessie, Teen and Anne along with a large extended family in Trumbulls Corners. Tom met his future wife, Mary Daiziel Docherty in 1953 while stationed at Kirknewton Air Force Base, Scotland. They married December 11, 1954. Tom and Mary’s daughter Brenda was also born in Edinburgh. Mary and Tom moved back to Ithaca New York, and Tom continued working at the family business, McGuire Gardens. Soon after graduating from Cornell University in 1960, daughter, Karen was born. In 1965, Tom was personally hired by C.E.O. Alonso Decker Jr. (also a Cornell Alumnus) of Black and Decker, Hempsted, Maryland, accepting a position as managing Landscape Design Engineer; Tom and Al Decker became good friends. Tom designed Al Decker’s 605 Acre farm, Money Point on the Sassafrass River. Tom, Mary, Brenda and Karen all made life-long friends and memories while living in Owings Mills, Maryland. After the family returned to Ithaca in 1971, Tom was very active in the Newfield Lions Club, receiving Lion of the Year, a Past President Award and was also charter member. Tom leaves behind his daughters, Brenda (Bill Hoose), Karen (Jerry) Van Etten, grandsons, Weston H. McGuire and Scott M. Van Etten. Sisters, Bessie McGuire, Teen (Don) Smith and Anne Akers. Tom additionally, leaves behind many friends, cousins, aunts, nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be at Bangs Funeral Home, Saturday, February 24,2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral service to immediately follow with Pastor Mike Kelly presiding. Donations will be kindly accepted by the Newfield Lions Club P.O Box 44, Newfield NY; Hospice 172 E. King Rd. Ithaca or the Tompkins County SPCA “Plant a tree, Plant a garden, or Plant a seed of Kindness” and Tom’s memory will live on. –Elmira Star-Gazette -2/23/2018  (His daughter Brenda is married to William Hoose son of Frank and Maxine Westbrook Hoose, my dads brother. she is his 3rd wife. –Carol Brotzman)

 

MCKAY –RUTH E. (MCKAY) TICE, age 96, of Mansfield, PA, passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018 at her home. She was born on March 27, 1921 in Shunk, Sullivan County, PA, a daughter of Eugene and Dora (Hess) McKay. Ruth was the wife of the late Thomas E. Tice who died in 2008. She and her husband were farmers who owned and operated their own farm in Mansfield. Ruth enjoyed crocheting, reading, gardening, and mowing the lawn. She is survived by three sons, Thomas G. (Linda A.) Tice of Mansfield, PA, David W. (Mary) Tice of Mansfield, PA, Jack L. (Joyce) Tice of Boise, ID; three daughters, Barbara A. (Phil) Parker of Tioga, PA, Linda M. Tice of Mansfield, PA, Sandy L. Tice of Rutland, VT; 12 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas; a daughter, Ruthadele Smith; a grandson, Shane Michael Smith; six brothers and sisters.In Honor of Ruth's wishes there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. –Funeral home obit

 

MCMICKEN –HELEN E. (MCMICKEN) CARTER BAHL, 97, of Athens, Pennsylvania, passed away with her beloved family by her side on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 at the Sayre Personal Care Center. She was born on March 10, 1920 in Meshoppen, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Roy and Florence (Koup) McMicken. Helen was a loving wife and mother who adored spending time with family and friends. She was a 4-H leader and very active in her childrens' activities. Throughout her whole life, Helen was a Methodist, attending Retta United Methodist Church, Otego United Methodist Church and Athens United Methodist Church. She always was a part of the different church activities and a member of the choir. Helen was a talented seamstress, sewing clothing for her family, wedding attire and church organizations. Through her talents as a seamstress, Helen met her second husband, Francis Bahl. Helen recently made a choice to make the Sayre Personal Care Center her home. While there, she endeared herself to many employees and residents. She especially enjoyed spending time with her special friend Bob. The family wishes to thank the staff for the wonderful care and friendship given to their loved one during her stay. She is predeceased by her first husband, Harland E. Carter in 1988; second husband, Francis X. Bahl in 2014; sons-in-law, Walter Crawford and Stephen Zang; brothers, Howard, Willard, Wesley and Robert McMicken; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Claude and Ethel Carter; sisters-in-law, Pauline (Eugene) Erb, Charlotte (Neil) Westcott, Marion Seely Hollett (her husbands; Orlo Seely and Max Hollett) and Madelyn (Tom) Toole. Helen is survived by her children, Nancy and Paul Saxton of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Phyllis and Roy Darling of Mehoopany, Pennsylvania, Calvin and Robin Carter of Bonita Springs, Florida, Barbara and Roger Fike of Athens, Pennsylvania, Jeannette Zang of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania; stepdaughter, Mary Alice Eppers of Sayre, Pennsylvania; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren that she was looking forward to meeting; and sister-in-law, Juanita McMicken of Athens, Pennsylvania, Jennie McMicken of Laceyville, Pennsylvania, and Alice McMicken of Meshoppen, Pennsylvania; and many nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, Pennsylvania. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at the funeral home, with the Rev. Helen Learn officiating. Burial will be in Retta Cemetery, Montrose, Pennsylvania. Memorial donations may be made in Helen's memory to Retta United Methodist Church, 651 Retta Road, Montrose, PA; Athens United Methodist Church, 118 S Main St. Athens, PA or Sayre Personal Care Center, Activities Fund, 1001 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 9/30/2017

JAMES R. ‘JIM’ MCNEAL, 48, of Athens, passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following an extended illness. He was born on February 27, 1970 in Sayre, PA, the son of Linda Bump and Charles McNeal. Jim enjoyed softball and he was a referee for the games at the Monroeton Ball Field. For many years, he oversaw the ball field and scheduling until his health began to fail. He was an avid sports fan, watching all sports on tv. Jim especially enjoyed WWE and was very adept at naming any sports figure. James is survived by his mother and step-father, Linda and Paul Bump of Towanda, PA, sister, Sue Thompson of Canton, PA, sister and brother-in-law, Penny and Joe Myner of Hornbrook, PA, twin brother, John McNeal of Towanda, PA, brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Faith McNeal of Franklindale, PA, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. At James' request, there will be no calling hours or services. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 6/19/2018

 

MCNEAL –MAREVA MAY (MCNEAL) SEYMOUR, age 94, of Columbia Cross Roads passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born May 4, 1923 in Big Flats, NY. She is the daughter of the late Herman and DeEtta (Mott) McNeal. Mareva was a 1941 graduate of Troy High School and through out her adult life she was extremely proud of her perfect attendance during her school years. She was employed at Iszards Department Store in the Tea Room and later at the Columbia Cross Roads Post Office as a mail clerk. She retired from the Troy Hospital in 1985 where she worked in the housekeeping department. Mareva was a member of the Coryland Baptist Church and Coryland Baptist/Presbyterian Church. She also helped the Columbia Cross Roads Methodist Church with their harvest dinners and other events. She was a dedicated animal lover, had many pets and enjoyed working with her flowers. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law Gary and Audrey, and daughter Sharyl all of Columbia Cross Road. Three grandchildren, Lori Jo Pierce, Christopher Glenn Seymour and Tabitha Jan Bailey. Three great-grandchildren, Wyatt Loren, Ashlynn Mareva and Abigal Hayley Seymour, as well as three step-great-grandchildren, Willow, Brayden and Maddison, many furry grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, cousins. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service that will be held Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 11:00 at the Coryland Church, 3028 Hickory Road, Gillett, PA with Reverend Ken Marple officiating. Arrangenements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA. –Canton Independent –Sentinel 11/9/2017

 

WILLIAM SCOTT MERRICK, 50, of Hughesville, died Friday, February 9, 2018, at Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Born June 7, 1967 in Muncy, he was a son of David A. and the late Patricia Ann (Benoit) Merrick. He and his wife, the former Susan K. Barto, would have celebrated seven years of marriage on July 9, 2018. Scott was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and camping. He also loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Surviving, in addition to his father and wife, are two sons, Christopher L. Snuffer-Merrick of Hughesville, and Jeremy M. Smith of Hughesville; a daughter, Tina M. (Solomon) Smith-Bolden of Hughesville; two sisters, Pamela A. (Frank) Garaas of Grenora, ND and Paula A. (Fred) Biichle of Hughesville; a brother, David A. Merrick Jr. of Montoursville; and eight grandchildren, Brianna B. Howlett, Dylan M. Young, Dalton E. Young, Selena E. Bolden, Jaylynn A. Snuffer, Cameron J. Gelnett, Brandyn M. Smith, and Samaura S. Smith. The family will hold a memorial service 11 a.m. Friday, February 16, at Moreland Baptist Church, 118 Moreland Baptist Rd., Muncy, with Rev. Robert Ingraham officiating. The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, PA to help defray the funeral expenses. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

DONALD B. MERRILL - Surrounded by those who he loved so dearly, Donald B. Merrill, 88, of Nichols, NY passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017. Don was born on July 26, 1929 in Windham Township, Pa a son of the late Clifford P. and Eleanor J. (Ackerman) Merrill and step son of Ethel Merrill. Don was a graduate of Rome High School and for many years was employed as a furnace technician for Scott Smith & Son. He was the nicest man to grace all of our lives and will be greatly missed. Don is survived by his loving fiancée Joyce Harvey; his children: Stephan (Penny) Merrill, Debra (Dennis) Blair, Linda (Scott) Davis, Pam (Rich) Roberts, Dawn Merrill, Donna (Shaun) Valentine; his sister Phyllis Bartholomew ; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; Joyce’s extended family and his beloved dog Duke. Don was predeceased by his daughter, Gale L. Merrill, his wife, Beverly Merrill. Abiding with his wishes services will be held at the convenience of the family. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Nichols Fire Department, PO Box 334, Nichols, NY or Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd, Towanda, PA in loving memory of Donald B. Merrill. Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean we’ll miss you until we meet again. –Funeral home obit

 

JEAN MARIE MIDDAUGH, 88, of 612 Mountain View Road, Towanda, Pennsylvania, passed away early Tuesday morning, Oct. 24, 2017, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital. Jean was born in Edwardsville, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 6, 1929, the daughter of Homer V. Middaugh Sr. and Ann Kinsey Middaugh. She was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1949. In early years, Jean was employed by the A. J. Rifkin Company in Wilkes-Barre. Jean enjoyed reading and country music. Her family includes her brothers, Homer V. Middaugh Jr. and wife Masai of Oxnard, California, Robert H. Middaugh Sr. of Wysox, Kenneth W. Middaugh of Liberty Corners; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Anna C. Middaugh and brothers, Charles A. Middaugh and George R. Middaugh. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review 10/26/2017

 

CHARLES T. MILLER, age 80, of Mansfield, PA died on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Grace (Sickles) Miller together they shared 58 years of marriage. Charles was a Biology/Chemistry teacher for Mansfield Jr./ Sr. High School. He was a veteran of the US Marines. Charles is survived by his wife, Grace; two sons and a daughters-in-law, Mark and Teri Miller of S. Williamsport, PA, Michael and Chryssie Miller of Jersey Shore, PA; three grandchildren, Charlie, David, Nathan; a brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Rebecca Miller of Ashland, VA; four sisters and a brother-in-law, Ethel "Cathy" Moss of Elmira Heights, NY, Margaret Holley of Wellsboro, PA, Rosemary (Ronald) Black of Williamsport, PA, Dorothy of Muskogee, OK. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, George, Albert, Donald Miller; a sister Joann Brown.  In keeping with Charles's wishes there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to Mansfield Ambulance Association, 381 S Main St, Mansfield, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. –Funeral home obit

 

MILLER –CYNTHIA KAY ‘CINDY’ WEBSTER, 56, of 875 Main St., LeRaysville, Pennsylvania, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at her home. Cindy was born on Jan. 13, 1961 in Sayre, the daughter of John and Charlotte Miller. She is survived by her daughters, Michelle Mae Niles and fiancé Art Skinkle of Sayre, Jennifer Lynn Smith of Troy; grandson, Damien Frazier of Sayre; granddaughter, Destiny Frazier of Sayre; her companion, Tom Pierce of LeRaysville; and her dog, Angel. In addition to her parents, Cindy was predeceased by her brother, William Miller. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral home of Towanda is assisting Cynthia's family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 8/2/2017

 

MILLER –D. JANE BURKE, 82, of Towanda, Pennsylvania, a resident of the Sherwood Personal Care Home, Canton, Pennsylvania, passed away Tuesday evening, Sept. 19, 2017 at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy, Pennsylvania. Jane was born on Feb. 18, 1935 in Towanda, the daughter of Stephen E. Miller and Floris L. Sherman Miller. She was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1953. Jane was a well-known seamstress in the area, operating her sewing business from her home. In early years she was employed by Dushore Lingerie and later operated a dairy bar in New Albany, Pennsylvania for several years. Jane was employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda for 10 years until her retirement. She enjoyed sewing, reading and working crossword puzzles. Surviving are her children, Cathy Williams of New Albany, Julie Landis and husband Brian of Manheim, Pennsylvania and Chris Dunham of Towanda; grandchildren, Heather Porter and husband Mike of Wyalusing, Jason Williams of Cincinnati, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Denton Porter, Lauren Porter, Alexa Williams, Porter Williams; and her loving companion, Dan Bergquist of the Sherwood Personal Care Home, Canton. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Robert Duane "Butch" Dunham on Aug. 8, 1978. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pennsylvania, with Rev. Robert Martin officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA or to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA in Jane’s menory. –Towanda Daily Review 9/21/2017

 

KLOEY M. MILLER, 8, of Roaring Branch, Pa (Union Twp.) passed away December 1, 2017. The result of a tragic ATV accident while searching for a beloved calf. Kloey (Bug) was born on November 13, 2009 to Eugene C Miller Jr and Amy Makley (Canton) at Wellsboro Hospital.  At a very young age, Kloey grew to love the life of a farmer’s daughter. Countless hours were spent with her father on the tractor in the hay field, feeding the cows in the barn, to riding sidekick to the local Sale Barn weekly. The farm was her life. She could tell you if a crop looked good or it was going to be poor. Where ever you would see her father, his trustee side kick was sure to follow. Kloey was a very sassy, vibrant and athletic little girl at an early age. Kloey was blessed to spend girl time with her mom. They enjoyed having shopping trips and mani/peti time. Kloey was always up for a new nail color. She would sit for hours admiring special friends taking part in the sport that she later became to love and conquer. Kloey would spend countless hours singing songs and jamming out with her mom while traveling to and from cheer competitions and practices. Kloey was an avid member of Core Athletix in Elmira NY, a competitive cheer gym.  There she became a part of a huge family that all loved her very much.  Kloey attended Canton Area Elementary School and was a member of Ms. Dewey’s 2nd grade class, where she had several friends. Kloey enjoyed spending time watching her brothers play football and telling them how to drive the family tractor. Kloey loved to spend hours on the trampoline and having her mom record her new dance routines or 8-Counts that she would create in the family Livingroom.  Kloey loved spending time with her canine friend Baxter.  Other loving survivors are: Brothers: Michael (Mandy) Miller, Loyalsock; Brian ( Ashley) Miller, Montoursville; Justin Miller, Loyalsock; Christopher ( Rachel Strange) Makley, Montgomery; Logan and Nathan Makley at home. Sister: Alexis Taylor Miller, S. Carolina. Grandparents: Louise Shuman, Newberry; Samual and Sharyl Lloyd, Liberty. Aunts and Uncles: Abbie Lloyd, Sharon Miller, Ronnie Miller and Mark Miller. Nieces and Nephew: Kiersten (K.K), Cadence and Nolan. Special friends: David and Betty Spencer, Hoyt Gowin, Abbie Bardo, Sonja Walker and Family, David and Crystal and children and the entire Core Athletix program. Kloey is predeceased by her grandfather Eugene Miller Sr. Visitation with Kloey and her family will be held at Canton Elementary Theaterette, 545 E. Main St, Canton, Pa on Thurs Dec 07, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Please enter at the main entrance of the school. A celebration honoring Kloey’s life will be 1:00 PM, Fri Dec 08, 2017 at North Street Community Church, 177 North St Canton, Pa. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial donation in Kloey’s name to: Core Allstars, with a memo of Kloey Miller, 1344 University Ave. Suite 5000 Rochester, NY. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting her family with arrangements.  –Funeral home obit

 

LEO S. MILLER, 67, of Sayre, PA, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 15, 1950 in Waverly, NY, the son of the late Leo and Nellie (Garrison) Barton. After high school, Leo enlisted in the US Marines Corps. He was sent to Okinawa and served during the Vietnam War. Returning from the service, he went to work for Dura-Bilt in Gillett, PA. Leo loved his job and his work family and was honored by them in June for 45 years of service. He went every day to work until his health prevented him from continuing. Leo and his wife, Lou Ann married in 1975, and settled soon after in Wilawana, to raise their family. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He had many interests and hobbies, from following NASCAR in the early years, to hunting with his brothers and nephews. Leo enjoyed fixing cars with his brothers Marvin and Donnie, and he was the “brakeman”. He enjoyed going to horse shows to cheer on his family, and lately, his newest hobby was watching women’s softball with his nephew Brenton. He will be missed by all those who knew him and loved him. Leo was a member of the Sayre VFW Post #1536 and Athens American Legion Post #246. Leo had a wicked sense of humor and a sudden smile everyone loved to see. He was a beloved husband, dad, poppy, and brother who left a hole that will never be filled. He will be missed by all those who knew him and loved him. He was preceded in death by brothers Donald and Glenn. Leo is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Lou Ann Minturn Miller, children Garrett Miller, Travis and Deana Miller, and Melissa and Samuel Lantz, grandchildren, Arwen, Mason, Madden and Jaxon, his honorary grandchildren, Savanna and Avianna. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Marvin and Shirley Miller, sister, Edna Head, as well as many dear nieces and nephews. Arrangements will be announced at a later time by his family. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

MILLER –MIRIAM GLADYS ‘GRAM’ BROWN, 88, passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was a devoted Christian who will be greatly missed by her family. Miriam was born to the late Earl and Ada (Herman) Miller in Weigh Scales on January 30, 1930. She graduated from Shamokin High School. Miriam was married to Floyd A. Brown on May 3, 1952, and together they celebrated 66 years of marriage. Miriam was the first baby baptized at the Clarks Grove United Methodist Church in Irish Valley by her grandfather. In earlier years she was a member of the Moreland Baptist Church until moving to Hughesville where she became a member of the Christ United Methodist Church and attended faithfully along with her family for many years. She was a self-taught organist and accordionist. Miriam was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Miriam worked at Westinghouse in Sunbury, and Ashkar Elementary School in Hughesville. With her husband, they lovingly raised three children and worked on their family farm. She enjoyed spending time with family, friends, and her beloved little dog, Susie; crocheting; canning; cooking; baking; hunting in her earlier years; vacations at Myrtle Beach with her family; and her red geraniums in the summertime. In her younger years she enjoyed spending time roller skating at Knoebels and later going with her family. Miriam is survived by her husband, Floyd; her children, Michele (Fred) Perry of Hughesville, Robert (Lisa) Brown of Muncy, and Marcia Reigle of Hughesville; her grandchildren, Jillian (Joseph) Haines of Picture Rocks, Travis (Lindsey) Perry of Hughesville, Michael Perry of Bloomsburg, Christopher (Dianna) Brown of Muncy, and Jenna (Michael) Sellers of Muncy; and great-grandchildren Carter Haines, Colton Haines, Bailey Perry, Jackson Perry, Alessandra Perry, Kelsey Brown, Cassidy Brown, Molly Brown, Parker Brown, Regan Sellers, Kennedy Sellers. Miriam was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her brother, Robert Miller. A celebration of Miriam’s life will be held at noon on Monday, May 14, 2018, at The Beacon: A United Methodist Church, 111 South Second St., Hughesville, with Rev. Jane O’Borski and Rev. Robert Ingraham co-officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 10 a.m. till noon on Monday at the church. Flowers are welcome; however, memorial contributions may also be made to UPMC Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice at www.susquehannahealth.org/giving-back/donate/make-a-donation or mail to 1100 Grampian Blvd., Suite 4, Williamsport, PA or to The Beacon: A United Methodist Church, 111 South Second St., Hughesville, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville. –Funeral home obit

 

MILLER –MARILYN ANN MILLER LANDMESSER, 79, of Towanda Township, Pennsylvania, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Guthrie Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pennsylvania. Marilyn was born on Sept. 28, 1937 in Sayre, Pennsylvania, the daughter of William B. Miller and Helen VanNess Miller. In early years, Marilyn was employed by Sayre Lingerie and the Standing Stone Dress Company. She was later employed by the Bradford County Manor and the Bradford County Day Care Center. Marilyn enjoyed crocheting. Surviving are her devoted husband of 64 years, Glenn A. Landmesser, whom she married on Jan. 31, 1953 in Monroeton, Pennsylvania; children, Lewis Landmesser and wife April of Burlington Township, Robert Landmesser and wife Diane of Towanda Township, Timothy Landmesser and wife Becky of Ulster Township, and Renee Munkittrick and husband David of Towanda; daughter-in-law, Abbie Landmesser of Georgia; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Marjorie Fuller and husband Bill of LeRaysville, Linda Baumunk and husband Richard of Forksville, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sons, Randy Landmesser on Aug. 23, 2011, David Landmesser on Oct. 19, 2011; and grandson, Duane David Landmesser on June 12, 2017. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA in Marilyn's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pennsylvania, is assisting the Landmesser family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 8/10/2017

 

STEPHEN ANSEL MILLER, age 69, of Troy, PA, passed away at home on April 27, 2018 after a short battle with brain cancer, with help from Hospice. He was a lifelong farmer who took pride in his animals, especially his horses and dogs. A true cowboy at heart, he found happiness in giving a helping hand to all in need. Steve was the son of the late Ansel and Betty Miller of Pine City, NY. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda, of 39 years; brother, Randy, and sister, Nancy (Jim); also four children; Tammy (Jim), Tessie (Bob), Todd and Teresa (Dennis); six grandchildren; one great granddaughter; several nieces and nephews, along with life-long friend, Steve (Judy). Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to the Austinville Union Church towards playground equipment, or a charity of one’s choice. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/29/2018

 

JOHN MICHAEL MINIER, age 54, of Dushore, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 after a quiet and courageous fight with an aggressive cancer. John was born on Oct. 6, 1963, a son of the late Samuel H. and Catherine “Kitty” Lane Minier. He graduated from the Sullivan County High School, a member of the class of 1981, and was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County. He was a member of St. Basil’s Catholic Church in Dushore, Pennsylvania. John was self-employed, and often drew many friends into his various projects on and around his beloved self-sufficient property and cabin in Cherry Township. John enjoyed time with a wide array of people, personalities and professionals that all considered him a dependable, loyal and trustworthy friend. He was appreciated for his straight-forwardness, stubbornness, quick wit and uncanny sense of fair play. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, ice fishing, and being in and around all the great outdoors would offer. He kept a small but bountiful garden, the harvest of which was enjoyed by family members and close friends for years. He also enjoyed music and attending numerous concerts and festivals over the decades, including shows from Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Hank Jr., Bob Seger, John Prine, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Farm Aid. He appreciated the classics too, like Waylon, Kris and especially Johnny Cash. In fact, he named his cherished, only child after “the man in black.” John’s son, Cash was a constant source of pride and inspiration to him. He loved his boy and the times spent with him more than anything else on earth. Anyone who knew John well knew this to be true. They and their faithful dog Clyde would often be seen engaging in all sorts of shared interests and activities over their all-too-short 12 years together. John was a great father, a loved brother, and sometimes a challenging son to his understanding loving parents, whom he missed very much. He will be missed by many, misunderstood by few, and remembered by all, who each have a John story to tell. May he always rest in peace. Surviving are his son, Cash Samuel Minier of Dushore, Pennsylvania; sister, Mary Beth (Lisa Wilcox) Minier of Dushore, Pennsylvania; brothers, Theodore (Katie) Minier of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Mark (Michelle) Minier of Dushore, Pennsylvania, Timothy (Tammy) Minierof Round Rock, Texas, Daniel Minier and fiancée Cheryl Seratch of Dushore, Pennsylvania; uncles, Oliver (Earlene) Minier of Billings, Missouri; Michael (Deborah) Lane of Chestertown, Maryland; aunts, Josephine Lane of Cincinnati, Ohio, Dorothy Lane of Honesdale, Pennsylvania; nephews, Zachary, Clayton, Alex, Joseph and Michael; nieces, Jacqueline, Markie and Shelby; and numerous cousins. A transferal service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, Pennsylvania, with the Rev. Michael S. Drevitch, assistant pastor, Epiphany Parish, Sayre, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil’s Cemetery, Dushore, Pennsylvania. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the start of the transferal service at 10:30 a.m. on Monday morning, Oct. 23, 2017, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. The family will provide the flowers and requests that memorial contributions be directed to the Sullivan County Food Pantry, P.O. Box 55, Dushore, PA or the Dushore Fire and Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 1, Dushore, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 10/19/2017

 

THE REV. VIRGINIA A. MINER, 59, of Blakely, passed away peacefully shortly after 9:30 a.m. on Monday morning, Feb. 19, 2018, at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, after a 17-year journey with cancer. Born in Montrose, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Robert E. Miner, who died in 2005, and Eleanor (Cobb) Miner, who survives. She attended Montrose Area Junior-Senior High School, where she was a dedicated member of the award-winning Meteors Marching Band. More recently, she also played her trumpet as a proud member of the superb Montrose Alumni Marching Band. She earned her B.A. degree in psychology/sociology/religion from her beloved Wells College in Aurora, New York, where she often regaled her friends with a rousing version of Reveille in the early morning hours. After attaining her Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, Virginia served faithfully and well as a minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) for 33 years. The Rev. Miner was a gifted messenger of God. While in seminary, Virginia did her field work at First Presbyterian Church in Ithaca, New York, as a youth minister, serving there for two years. In 1985, she became the pastor of both the Calvin United Presbyterian Church in Olyphant and First United Presbyterian Church in Peckville. Under the Rev. Miner’s steady leadership, the two churches united as one congregation within a newly-constructed worship facility. The First United Presbyterian Church of the Lackawanna Valley celebrated joyously its dedication in 2013. Beloved by her congregation, the Rev. Miner gave selflessly and tirelessly in service of others. In 2016, she began service as the transitional general presbyter of the Presbytery of Lackawanna. A compassionate and wise leader, she befriended her colleagues in ministry, always ready to give a word of encouragement or helping hand, especially to young ministers just starting on their journey. She offered guidance and understanding during a time of transition in the Presbytery, a steady captain in changing seas. Rev. Miner served as a long-time leader of the Mid-Valley Ministerium, smoothing the path for ecumenical cooperation in the Lackawanna Valley. Her love for children was evidenced in her work at Camp Lackawanna, which spanned nearly 40 years, and encompassed tasks ranging from retreat cook to chairperson. Always wanting to nurture young people, she taught religion and spirituality as an adjunct professor of theology at Marywood University.
An advocate for social justice, Rev. Miner traveled to Nicaragua and later to the southwestern border of the United States. These trips affected her deeply, and she became a tireless voice for the poor and disenfranchised throughout her ministry. She also served faithfully as a member of the Governing Board of Stony Point Center, a Presbyterian conference and retreat center in Stony Point, New York. In 2015, she was honored to be awarded the Gov. Robert P. Casey Medal for a lifetime of service by NeighborWorks NEPA. The award acknowledges individuals in the community who have faithfully invested their time and talents to better the quality of life in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Virginia loved the Chicago Bears, the beach and the outdoors, especially golfing, and in earlier days, skiing. In her quest to visit every state in the country, she checked off 49 of 50 states. A person of great wisdom and intellect, Virginia enjoyed reading and amassed a collection of books over the years. Most of all, she loved her family and friends, sharing her kindness, generous spirit and sense of humor. The Rev. Virginia Miner was a shining example of what it means to be truly alive, to be genuinely kind and to be a servant to others. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her sister, Natalie B. Miner Esq., who lives in Central New York; and her brother, James R. Miner Esq., his wife, Dawn Miner, Ph.D., and dearly beloved nephews, Joshua and Nicholas, who reside in Northern Virginia. She is also survived by her closest friend, Margo Tomlinson; and her dog, Callie. The family is grateful for the tremendous showing of care and support by so many. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 3 at First United Presbyterian Church of the Lackawanna Valley, Peckville. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 4 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton. Funeral arrangements are by the Robert E. Decker Funeral Home, Peckville. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the First United Presbyterian Church of Lackawanna Valley, 1557 Main St., Peckville, PA and to NeighborWorks NEPA. 1510 N. Main Ave., Scranton, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 2/23/2018

 

MINNIER –MARY L. SONES, 95, of Hughesville, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at her home. Born April 11, 1922 in Hughesville, she was a daughter of the late Charles R. and Ella E. (Artley) Minnier. Her husband of 68 years, Jesse L. Sones, preceded her in death on May 2, 2009. Mary was a graduate of Hughesville High School, Class of 1940, and retired in 1982 from the former GTE Sylvania, after having worked there for 31 years. She was member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Hughesville, and was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her family at holiday functions, picnics, and above all, attending her grandchildren’s many sporting activities. Mary also had boundless energy and was a great housekeeper. Surviving are a daughter, Jane L. (Larry "Sonny") Buck of Hughesville; a son, LaRue E. "Sonny" (Vonnell) Sones of Hughesville; four grandchildren, Mark (Michelle) Sones, Julie (Mark) Welliver, Rodney (Jennifer) Buck, and Holly (Dave) Thomas; and 10 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, Mary was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Raymond Minnier. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 22, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Jane L. O'Borski officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Bethany United Methodist Church, 113 South Second St., Hughesville, PA. –Funeral home obit

 

MIX –EMILY V. (MIX) KELLEY, 83, of Sayre, PA passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at her home with her family by her side. She was born on September 30, 1934 in Williamsport, PA, the daughter of the late William L. and Sarah (Seamon) Mix. Emily was a beloved daughter, wife, mother, and friend to many. She was a bright light in our world. Emily married the love of her life on June 24, 1955 in Williamsport, PA. Their marriage was the best part of both and they celebrated 62 years of marriage, prior to her passing. She was employed with Guthrie Clinic for many years as an Administrative Assistant, prior to retiring in 1993. Emily took special pride in her family. Her favorite times of the year were holidays when she surrounded herself with family. She was an avid quilter. For over 20 years, Emily and Paul attended Penn State Football Games, which she always enjoyed because it meant she got to visit the quilt shops in the area. Emily was well known for always having a kind word and smile for anyone she met. She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her. She is predeceased by her infant sister; Sarah Mix, and two brothers; William L. Mix and Thomas R. Mix. Emily is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years; Paul E. Kelley at home, sons and daughters-in-law; Paul T. and Brenda Kelley of Athens, PA, Patrick M. and Patricia Kelley of Summerville, SC, and Philip J. and Kelly Kelley of Saylorsburg, PA, grandchildren; Ace Dolin, Terrina Grove, Patrick Kelley, Philip Kelley, Hanna Maynard, Rachel Maynard, Aimie Shrock, Ian Kelley, Meghan Kelley, Derek Klingel, Jake Kelley, and Landon Kelley, and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law; Lucia and John Gast of Lancaster, PA, and brother and sister-in-law; Joseph G.R. and Pirjo Mix of Boonsboro, MD, and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call on Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 3pm – 4pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. A Memorial Service will follow at the funeral home at 4pm with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. The family will provide flowers, memorial donations may be made in Emily's memory to the: Nancy Quattrini Cancer Fund, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA, St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN or the American Heart Association, 968 Postal Rd #110, Allentown, PA.

 

BERNARD E. MOON II, 52 of Montrose, Pennsylvania, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 20, 2018. He was born in Endicott, New York, to Bernard E., and Linda D. (Walker) Moon, Wyalusing, Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Dhana Moon; his two sons, Zachary and Ty Moon, Montrose, Pennsylvania; brother and sister- in-law, Tracy and Kim Moon, Springville, Pennsylvania; two brothers-in-law, Shane and his wife Karen Ryder, Hughesville, Pennsylvania; David Ryder, Hughesville, Pennsylvania; nieces, McKenzi Moon, Springville, Pennsylvania; and nephew, Logan Moon, Springville, Pennsylvania. Bernie graduated from Wyalusing High School, then from Mansfield University. He worked for 23 years at First Energy. Bernie enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching Syracuse Basketball and the Yankees, but most of all Bernie enjoyed spending time with his family. A Memorial Service will be held at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, with Pastor Nate Weaver of East Rush Methodist Church officiating. Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bernie’s name to Trout Unlimited, by sending a check to Trout Unlimited Attn: Memorial/Honorary gifts, 1777 N. Kent St., Suite 100 Arlington, VA. –Towanda Daily Review 7/22/2018

 

REBECCA SUE MOSIER, 48, of Standing Stone Township, Pennsylvania, passed away Friday, June 22, 2018, at her home following declining health. Rebecca was born Sept 6, 1969 in Ashland, Kentucky. Rebecca participated in the ROTC program while attending high school. In early years, Rebecca served as a private duty Certified Nursing Assistant, in Kentucky. She enjoyed cooking, the outdoors and gardening.
Surviving are her husband, Eugene C. Mosier; son, James Mosier of Ashland, Kentucky; sister, Johnda Kiser of Grayson, Kentucky; brother, Jason Paul Clifton of Ashland, Kentucky; father-in-law, Gordon E. Mosier of Wyalusing; several brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces; and nephews. Rebecca was predeceased by her mother, Susan Adkins in 2015. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pennsylvania is assisting Rebecca’s family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 6/23/2018

 

HARRY EDWARD MOLINET, 78, of 3094 Route 467, Rome, Orwell Township, Pennsylvania passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018, at his home following declining health. Harry was born on Nov. 29, 1939, in Brooklyn, New York, the only child of Harry E. Molinet and Elizabeth Michelfelder Molinet. Harry served honorably in the U.S. Army and was employed as an electronics technician in New York for many years until his retirement. He was a member of the Hope Community Church, Towanda Rifle and Pistol Club and the NRA. He is survived by special friends, Nancy Doman and family as well as his church family. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pennsylvania, with Pastor Andy Dewing of the Hope Community Church officiating. Burial will be in Washington Memorial Park, Coram, Long Island, New York. –Towanda Daily Review 5/7/2018

 

MONK –IDA MAE CLEVELAND - On December 21, 2017, Ida Mae Cleveland peacefully left this earth to be reunited with her soulmate of 67 years, Louis Arjay Cleveland. Born on November 11, 1928 to the late Albert and Emma Monk, Ida spent much of her life raising her 6 beautiful children. When asked how she managed to raise 6 kids, she would often tell stories of keeping a fly swatter or a yard stick handy in the car in case one of them became unruly. After her children were grown, Ida started a job that she loved at the Tunkhannock area middle school as a cafeteria aide. All who passed through the middle school during her years of service knew to stay on her good side and to always refer to her as Mrs. Cleveland, even if you were one of her grandchildren. Ida retired from the middle school after approximately 27 years. She always remained in touch with her coworkers there, whom she remained friends with long after her retirement. Ida's whole world revolved around her loved ones, always being willing to host Thanksgiving and Christmas in an attempt to get as many of her family members together under one roof. In her free time, Ida enjoyed getaways with her beloved husband, Lou, and trips to the casino. You would rarely find her far from Lou and they were always holding hands, even when they were fighting over him driving under the speed limit. As much as it hurts that we no longer have her with us on this earth, we all know she longed to be together with him again. Like two turtle doves, their love for each other was infinite and unconditional. Besides her husband, Ida was preceded in death by her sisters, Isabella Monk Kneebone and Jane Monk Blum. Surviving are her children, Maureen Slavinski and her husband, Frank, Ebensburg, Cheryl Stewart and her husband, Woody, Coatsville, Louann Stonier and her husband, Steve, Tunkhannock, Nancy Myers and her husband, Roger, Hop Bottom, Barry Cleveland and his wife, Lynelle, South Auburn, and Kevin Cleveland and his wife, Wendy, Newton Ransom. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, Ida’s 14th great-grandchild is due to be born in May of 2018; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A special thanks goes out to Ida's son and daughter-in-law (Kevin and Wendy) and her grandchildren (Scott and Cole), who opened up their home and cared for Ida immediately following the passing of her husband. The family would also like to extend sincere thanks to Dr. Mattei of Geisinger and to Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their excellent care of Ida during her last days here on earth.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 28th at 11 am from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, by Youth Minister Scott Cleveland, grandson of Ida. Interment will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6 to 8.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart in memory of Ida Cleveland, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes Barre, PA or to Einstein Medical Center Montgomery attn: Beth Duffy, 559 Germantown Pike, East Norriton, PA. –Funeral home obit

 

MORGAN –SUSANNE C. BRINTHAUPT of Big Flats passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at the age of 79. Suzie was born July 9, 1938 in Manlius, NY, only daughter to the late DeForest and Dorothy Earl Morgan. She was a graduate of Camden Central School and Elmira College, class of 1959. She is survived by her loving husband, Mark R. Brinthaupt Jr.; her children, Elizabeth C. (William) Field of Stafford, VA, Mark R. (Kelly) Brinthaupt III of Melbourne, FL, Douglas M. Brinthaupt of Bethlehem, PA, and Scott B. (Amy) Brinthaupt of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Kara, Karlie, Ashlee, and Erika, and several nieces and nephews. Suzie was blessed with 57 years of marriage and will be lovingly remembered for the care and thoughtfulness of raising such a large family. She retired as a teacher for the Horseheds Central School Districts after 34 years and was involved in a number of community organizations including the Big Flats Lions Club, Eastern Star, Girl Scouts, Horseheads Jayncees, Big Flats Community Days Committee, and Chemung County Junior Miss Scholarship program. She was also financial secretary of the Hillview United Methodist Church for many years. She is already missed by all that knew and loved her. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Monday, August 7, 2017 from 3PM-5PM with a private Funeral Service to follow. In lieu of flowers those wishing to remember Suzie may make donations to CareFirst, 3805 Meads Creek Rd., Painted Post, NY or a charity of one’s choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/6/2017

 

WARREN K. MORGAN, JR., 97, of Montrose, PA, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, March 18, 2018. He was born on February 10, 1921 in Morristown, NJ, to the late Warren K. and Gladys A. (Pettit) Morgan. His wife of 55 years, Mary (Harris) Morgan, predeceased  him. Surviving are his two daughters, Glynis Morgan, Montrose, PA, Mary Zalewski, Montrose, PA, two grandsons, James Cain, Pottstown, PA, and Benjamin Zalewski, Montrose, PA, brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Joan Morgan, Morris Plains, NJ, many nieces, nephews and good friends. Warren was a kind and humble man who had a sincere Love of his family and his Community. He was active in the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Assoc., Meals on Wheels, and his church, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Warren was a Lehigh University graduate, class of 1943, and soon after went into the Army Signal Corps. Warren was a WW II veteran. He worked as an Electrical Engineer at Singer Link for 38 years. Calling Hours will be held from 5:30 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home. A Celebration of Warren’s life will be held in April at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Montrose, PA. Interment will be in the Montrose Cemetery. Donations in Warren’s memory can be made to the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association, 18 Monument St., Montrose, PA or to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Dr., Wilkes Barre, PA. –Funeral home obit

 

MORLANDO –BETTY J. CHAFFEE, 76, of Sinclairville, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing, Gerry. She was born Sept. 21, 1940 in Endicott, a daughter of the late Ben and Edith Clark Morlando. She was a 1958 graduate of Vestal High School and received a bachelor's degree from St. Joseph's College of Maine in medical administration. Betty was Director of Medical Records for 20 years at Warren State Hospital, retiring in 2002. She was previously at Ideal Hospital, Endicott. She was a member of the Zonta Club of Warren, AHIMA and various Christian churches through the years. She enjoyed cooking, reading and traveling. She was the wife of 56 years to Donald W. Chaffee, who she married Nov. 26, 1960; mother of Edmond (Penny) Chaffee of Russell, Benjamin (Cherie) Chaffee of Sinclairville and James (Tammy) Chaffee of Iowa City, Iowa; grandmother of Nathan and Kaitlyn Chaffee, Kassidie, May, Hunter and Destiny Flagg; sister of Nancy (Ray) Salvo, Ben (Julie) and Robert (Sharon) Morlando. She is also survived by nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Jordan Funeral Home, Sinclairville. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday. Entombment will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Lakewood. Send memorials to: Zonta Club of Warren, www.zontawarren.org or Sinclairville Library, 15 Main St., Sinclairville, NY. –Towanda Daily Review 7/25/2017

 

MORRISON –LAURA MARIE ‘DOLY’ SCHWEIGER - A beautiful flower on earth fades and withers away, but a beautiful soul never does in the hearts of those who loved them. Laura (Dolly) Marie Morrison Schweiger born January 1st, 1943 of Waverly, NY entered heaven on June 29th, 2018 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Our hearts are broken by the loss of our beloved Dolly but will rejoice when we are all united once again. Dolly is survived by her husband and best friend, LeRoy H. (Sonny) Schweiger. Dolly was married to the love of her life for 59 years. She resided on Talmadge Hill for most of her life. One of Dolly’s favorite pastimes was sitting on her front porch with her husband watching nature all around her. She was an avid gardener and her talents were noticed by many who would ride by her home and stop to enjoy the beautiful landscaping. Dolly’s other loves were her son, Jon and (Cathy) Schweiger and her daughter Sheila and (Dave) Schweiger-Rhodes. One of Dolly’s greatest joys in life was her granddaughter Alicia Marsh, whom she loved dearly. She was very proud of all their accomplishments and the people they had become. There was not a day that went by when she did not tell her husband and children how much she loved them. Dolly is also survived by her four brothers-in-law and their wives, Dave and Charlene Schweiger, Jim and Grace Schweiger, Philip and Linda Schweiger, and Tim and Susan Schweiger. In addition, she is survived by a very special aunt, Margaret “Susie” Richards. She also adored her very special family, Charlie and Anna Barnhart. In addition, she was blessed with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Dolly loved to play the guitar and sing and had the voice of an angel. She passed on her gift of music to her children and granddaughter and told them to always keep a song in their hearts. In her younger years, she traveled on the road singing with her Uncle Bucky Moon, and sang back up for the late Kitty Wells. She taught herself to play the guitar, piano, drums, organ, accordion and harmonica. Dolly was a hard worker with a creative spirit. Dolly never met a stranger and was always ready to be a friend. Her second home was at Wendy’s restaurant where she could be found sitting at the table with her many friends who became her family. Dolly had a strong faith in Jesus and was looking forward to meeting him face to face, but she wished she didn’t have to leave her family behind. Dolly attended The First Church of God in Sayre, Pa. for many years and most recently attended Chemung Christian Fellowship. A celebration of Dolly’s life will be held on Friday, July 6th at noon at the Chemung Christian Fellowship, 726 Main Street, Chemung, NY. Calling hours begin at 11:00 am with a service to follow at noon at the church.  In lieu of flowers that fade away donations in Dolly’s memory can be made to Chemung Christian Fellowship or to Lourdes Hospice https://www.lourdes.com/about-us/foundation/donate-online. The family is being assisted by Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

MORRISON –SHIRLEY A. SMITH, 80, daughter of the late Fred and Emma Morrison, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018, peacefully at home in "her room." Shirley was predeceased by the love of her life, John Smith. She was also predeceased by her brothers Herb, Fred and Harold Morrison. She is survived by her children, Ron (Rose) Mccartney, Cathy (Kevin) Kunzman, Karen (Joe) Whitley, George (Jean) Mccartney; 22 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Shirley was loved by so many and loved so many in return. Above anything else, Shirley loved her family. She loved gossiping with us all and she had away of making everyone feel welcomed and loved! Shirley spent the better part of the last 10 years overcoming and beating all odds. So, in an effort to help make science move forward and help come up with a cure, for anything, Shirley has donated her body to science. The family would like to thank all her doctors, nurses, the hospital social worker, and Greater Valley EMS, helping us get her home to her room and allowing her final wishes to be met. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to The American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association. A celebration of Shirley's life will be held Tuesday, March 13 at the Ridgebury Sportsmen's Club, 961 Centerville Road, Gillett, Pa., from 12-3 p.m. –Sayre Evening Times 3/13/2018

MORRISON –SUSAN A. RYAN, 62, of Williamsport, PA passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Williamsport Hospital. Born January 15, 1955, and raised in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Josephine (Bowers) Morrison. Surviving are five children; Bryan Walz of Florida, Daryl Ryan of Williamsport, Bobbi Jo Bellows (Corey) of Gilbert, AZ, Billi Jo Linn (Anthony) of Williamsport and Danielle Ryan of Muncy, three granddaughters; Vanessa Linn, Ashley and Lauren Bellows, three siblings; Thereasa Hoffman and Marie Hoffman both of Williamsport and Merry Dailey of Elmira, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Susan loved her cats, spending time at the local park and walking around the city.
She also enjoyed reading and in earlier years, journaling.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  
Pepper’s in Canton is assisting her family with arrangements.  –Funeral home obit

 

MILTON P. MORSE JR., age 66, of Taylor, PA, passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, PA. Milton was born on September 14, 1951, the son of the late Milton P. Morse Sr., who passed away on December 5, 2009 and Edna Huffman Morse of Camptown, PA. Milton was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School with the Class of 1969. He continued his education at Bloomsburg University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He worked for the state of Pennsylvania, Lackawanna County, for over 10 years as an examiner at the unemployment department in Olyphant, PA. Milton was an Eagle Scout. He was a friend of Bill W and shared his experience of strength and hope with many others. His sharing and experiences helped many people. He was an avid runner and was part of the running group Barrier Breakers in Scranton, PA. He ran in the first ever Camptown Races as well as the 50th running of the Camptown Races. He also loved playing golf. He was a sports enthusiast, as he was a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots. He was also a huge fan of Penn State Nittany Lion Football. Milton was a very caring man as he was the caregiver for his mother. Most of all Milton loved his family very much. Besides his mother, Milton is survived by his two sons, Milton P. Morse III (Kelly O’Brien) of Worchester, MA and Matthew Morse of Charleston, SC. Also surviving is his sister, Kathy and Robert Bilinsky of North Huntingdon, PA; sister, Elizabeth and Robert French of Fredericksburg, PA; sister, Lana Watson of Port Saint Lucie, FL; sister, Nancy Winterringer (Jim Calhoun) of Wyalusing, PA; sister, Valorie and Dave Jenkins of Cocoa, FL; the mother of his children Rebecca Leonard; as well as several nieces and nephews. A memorial service for Milton will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Sheldon Funeral Home, SR 6 Main Street, Meshoppen, PA with his nephew Pastor Robert French II of the Revived Community Church officiating. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 12:00 Noon until the time of the service. Interment will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Marworth Treatment Center, 100 Lily Road, Waverly, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 10/11/2017


 
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