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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Obituary & Clipping Section
Bradford County, Pennsylvania

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Bradford County Memorial Park, Burlington Township, Bradford County, PA
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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option. 
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.

All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice (JoyceTice@aol.com)

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ABER Judd Oliver

On the morning of Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, Judd Oliver Aber of Columbia Cross Roads passed away quietly at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was 90 years of age.  Born in South Creek Township on Feb. 21, 1917, he was the son of George R. and Clara E. (Clark) Aber. Mr. Aber was a lifelong dairy farmer, retiring only a few years ago. On Dec. 8, 1936, he wed Margurite Makinster, and together they raised a son and daughter and shared 58 years until her passing in 1994. Judd was a former member of the Roseville I.O.O.F. He enjoyed hunting, bowling, reading and traveling, but most of all working his farm.  He often spoke fondly of the grain threshing parties he and neighboring farmers had in bygone years. Everyone knew him as a good neighbor, the first one to offer help in time of crisis. Mr. Aber was the undisputed patriarch of his family. He was a very independent and determined man in every aspect. A complete perfectionist, he expected perfection from those working with him. More importantly, he was a man who walked with the Lord and had an unshakeable faith throughout his life.  He is survived by his son Allen and Charlene Aber of Columbia Cross Roads, daughter Mary Rathbun of Grover, half-brother George Aber of Rochester, N.Y., sister Beatrice McCue of Elmira, N.Y., half-sister Louise and David Gardiner of Washington state, sisters-in-law Ruth Aber of Florida and Blanche and Jim Briggs of Gillett, four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Margurite, brothers Gerald, Raymond and Lewis, sister Esther Wright and son-in-law Harold Rathbun.  Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St. in Canton. Services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park.

 

ACLA - Delos Acla, 89, of Spring Lake, Wyalusing RD 2, died Wednesday evening, Nov. 19, 1986, at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Nov. 29, 1896 in Asylum Twp., he was the son of the late Frederick and Louise VANDERPOOL Acla.  Delos operated his farm in Asylum Twp. for most of his life.  He was also a member of the Wysox Fire Department.  He possessed a great enthusiasm for baseball and in past years managed the Spring Lake baseball team.  He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-lw: Eleanor and Arthur Blow of Towanda RD 2, and Deloress and George Barto of Wyalusing RD 2: a stepson Earl CAMPBELL of Bradford: 12 grandchildren: a sister, Mrs. Lucy Webster of Monroeton.  He was preceded in death by his wife Emma GOD Acla in 1971, by a daughter Lola BAILEY in 1951, and a grandson Dennis Barto in 1979.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda with Rev. Maurice J. Hart officiating.   Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park.  Family will receive friends Friday a #:30 -5 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.  November 20, 1986, Towanda Daily Review.

ACLA - Eleanor Marion Acla Blow, 83, of the Wyalusing Personal Care Home, Wyalusing, Pa., formerly of Spring Lake, Pa., diedThursday evening, May 14, 2009, at Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa.  Born Aug. 21, 1925, in Terry Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Delos and Emma GOD Acla. On April 25, 1947, Eleanor married Arthur L. Blow. In early years, Eleanor was employed by the Towanda Folding Box Co. and was later employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for more than 25 years until her retirement. She loved crocheting, working on crafts, traveling, taking cruises and going to Florida with her husband Arthur during winter months.  Surviving are: her husband, Arthur L. Blow, of the Wyalusing Personal Care Home; children Veronica "Bonnie" Sollick of Asylum Township, Pa., and Patrick Blow and his wife Kathie of Spring Lake, Pa.; nine grandchildren, James Sollick, Holly Poole, Matthew Sollick, Shane Blow, Shannon Casselbury, Candy Lilley, Amber Blow, Jade Blow and Travis Blow; 15 great-grandchildren; and her sister Dolores Barto of Spring Lake, Pa.  She was preceded in death by: her sons, John Blow, Mike Blow and Alvin Blow; a sister, Lola Bailey; brother Earl Cambell; two great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, William "Bill" Sollick; and a brother-in-law, George Barto.  The funeral service will be held at noon on Monday, May 18, 2009, at the Maryott- Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Jean Montgomery, pastor of the French Asylum United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.   16 May 2009, Daily Review.

CHARLES ACKLEY
 Charles William "Bill" Ackley, 71, of West Burlington, PA died Friday, April 5, 1991 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Born December 9, 1919 in Wysox, he was a son of the late Elias and Mildred Scudder Ackley. Charles was a veteran of World War II, having served in the US Army in the Pacific Theater. He was formerly employed by Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and later served as a bartender at the B & L Tavern and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Lodge, both in Towanda. He was a member of the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and was a lifetime member of the Penn-York Country Music Club. Surviving are a daughter, Susan Ackley Swain of Towanda; sons, Charles W. Ackley Jr. of Birmingham, AL and Jerry Ackley of Denver, CO; 12 grandchildren; sister, Mildred Rought and brother, Reed Ackley, both of Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held April 8 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. David Wilkerson officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors. Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, Greater Philadelphia Affiliate, the Robert Morris Building, 14th Floor, 100 N. 17th  St., Phila., PA 19103 in Mr. Ackley's memory. (TGR, Thursday, April 18, 1991)

ELIAS ACKLEY, 85, of 42 Plank Road, Towanda, died Monday, Feb. 17, 1997, at the Bradford County Manor, W. Burlington Twp., Pa.  Born Nov. 29, 1911, in Towanda, he was a son of the late John and Annie Johnson Ackley.  Elias was employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad as foreman for 50 years until his retirement.  Surviving are a stepson, David Bashore of Sayre, Pa.; a step-daughter, Susan Sill, of Lansing, N.Y.; eight step-grandchildren; 13 step-great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife Effie Ackley on July 10, 1972; brothers, Benjamin Ackley, John Ackley Jr. and William Ackley; a sister, Janie Ackley Donovan; a half-brother, Kenneth Benjamin.  The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  A funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. David Wilkerson, pastor of the Church on the Hill, Milan, officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA. –Towanda Daily Review.

REV. JESSE H. ACKLEY SR., 76, of 933 ½ South Main St., Towanda, Pa., went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  Jesse H. Ackley was born on June 14, 1930 in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Shephard and Mabel (Vanderpool) Ackley.  He was predeceased by his first wife, Mary (Capwell) Ackley, and his parents and a step-son, Herbert Withey.  He is survived by: his wife, Lottie (Burke) Ackley; his sons, Martin (Pauline Ackley, Jesse (Donna) Ackley Jr., Samuel (Rose) Ackley Sr., Daniel Ackley, Nathaniel “Bo” (Judy) Ackley, all of Towanda; his daughters, Anna (Herbert) Dwyer, Mabel “Tootsie” (Orlando) Chavez, both of Texas, and Ramona Ackley of New York.  He is also survived b his step-daughters, Marilyn (Tom) Daugherty, Margaret (Kevin) Elliott and Shirley Decker.  He is survived by: his only brother, Charles (Gladys “Bea”) Ackley of Towanda; his grandchildren, Angela (Steve) Smeckenbecker, Priscilla “Buffy” Ackley, Pamela (Rick) Smiley, Paul Ackley, Valerie (Brian) Bolinger, Holly (Richard) Mosier, Burt (Sara) Ackley, Stephanie Hadlock, Harry Hadlock “Jr.,” Melissa Ackley, Samuel Ackley Jr., Dustin Ackley, Mindy Ackley, Jacob Ackley and Benjamin Ackley; step-grandchildren, Tommy (Heather) Daugherty, Tammy (Russell) Vanderpool, Tonya (Raymond “Floyd”) Coyne, Kenny Withey, Julie (Art) Everly, Karen (David) Shadduck, Matthew, Lozada, Mychal Lozada, Megan Lozada and a special grandson, Brandon Tinkham; also great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  Jesse was a contractor around the area for a number of years as well as an Apostle with a pastor’s heart.  He pastured several churches that he started, one in Dover, Del., that is still going strong today, and several in this area.  Jesse reached many people’s hearts with his preaching and led them to the Lord, Jesus Christ.  Jesse was not only a large man in stature, but also in heart.  Jesse was well known for his boldness and strong belief in his faith.  Jesse has planted many seeds of faith through his life and words that he preached, which will continue to grow in many years to come.  In earlier years, Jesse enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors, but his heart’s devotion was to the call of the ministry.  He started his ministry work after receiving his minister’s license with the help of the late Rev. John Bezick of Elmira Christian Center.  For several years, Jesse transported Towanda children by bus from this are to the Elmira Christian Center for Sunday school until he finally started his own church in Monroeton, Pa.  He built The Pentecostal Church of God on Towanda-Monroeton Road and later, the most recent, Soul’s Harbor Church, which he pastured until his death.  He also Evangelized from time to time, and traveled with his present wife, Lottie and granddaughter, Valerie Bolinger, and step-daughter, Margaret Elliott.  At the age of 75, Jesse still was in good health and could be seen building churches.  The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Feb. 6, 2006 at the Assembly of God Church on 20 Kingsbury Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Chris Grey, of the Greater Valley Assembly of God Church, and Rev. Thomas Geiger, of the Towanda Assembly of God, officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Soul’s Harbor Church, 9333 ½ South Main St., Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ACKLEY - Phyllis A. Vanderpool, 66, of 945 S. Main St., Towanda, Pa., went home to be with the Lord early Tuesday morning, April 6, 2010 from the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Twp., Pa.  Phyllis was born June 24, 1943 in Corning, N.Y. and was raised by her uncle, Reed Ackley, aunt, Mildred Rought and grandmother, Mildred Ackley in Towanda. She attended the Towanda area schools. Her life encompassed her home, children, grandchildren and great-grandson.  Phyllis is survived by: her sons, Terry Marshall and his wife Mary Lou of Towanda, and Douglas Vanderpool and his wife Betty of Towanda; grandchildren, Danielle, Sean and Valerie Page Vanderpool; a great-grandson, Jazick James Brown; sisters, Sylvia Loughlin and her husband Roger of Elmira, N.Y., Norma Matthews and her husband Fred of Ohio, Shirley Stripey of Elmira, N.Y., Betty Hart of Ohio, and Pauline Reed of Elmira, N.Y.; special aunt, Mildred Rought of Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her companion and friend Howard Vanderpool of Towanda.  She was preceded in death by: her daughter, Valerie A. Vanderpool on March 17, 1991; mother and father, Andrew and Lillian Ackley Marshall; stepson, Greg Vanderpool; brothers, Andrew Marshall Jr., Bernard, Francis, John and William Marshall; sisters, Barbara Roman and Marie Gullo; and uncles Reed Ackley and John Rought.  The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday evening at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 2010 at the funeral home with the Rev. Thomas Geiger, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda, Pa., officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  April 07, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

Aleah M. ADAMS, 60, of Troy, PA, died Wednesday, Nobember 5, 1997 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after a brief illness.  She was born November 6, 1936 in Warren, PA, the daughter of John and Claudia (Hamilton) Adams.  Aleah was a former resident of the Martha Lloyd School and was a good friend of the school’s founder, Martha Lloyd Aleah’s life was based on the idea that unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.  Her true wealth was the good she did in this world.  Troy residents were  always happier when Aleah passed their way.  She left a trail of kindness that touched many in our community.  She was a very special lady whose life revolved around helping others.  Although she had no known relatives, Aleah’s true family was the town of Troy.  A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Troy on Saturday, November 15, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy .  Arrangements are by the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home in Troy.  Memorial contributions will be used to help defray Aleah’s last expenses and create a lasting memorial in remembrance of her.  Theses contributions may be sent in c/o Gerald Vickery Jr. and James Merritt Jr., RR 2 Box 48, Troy, PA 16947.

ADERHOLD –MARY WAGNER.  On October 15, 2000 Mary (Aderhold) Wagner, 91, a former Canton resident died at Caledonia Manor Nursing Home, Fayetteville, PA.  Born February 22, 1909 in Balls Mills, PA she was the daughter of John P. and Grace V. (Sallada) Aderhold.  Her family relocated to Canton and resided on North Center Street.  After high school she worked the Swayze Folding Box Co. in Canton.  She met and married a young man named Oliver Goodwin, but their life together was cut short by the tragedy of international conflict when he was killed in action in the Pacific during the early days of the war.  A few years later she met Adam Wagner, a harness maker with the W.W. Gleckner Co. and they were together until his passing in 1959.  She was a woman of faith and was an active member of the former Canton Presbyterian Church.  Her expertise in the kitchen made her indispensable at church suppers.  In 1976 she moved from the Canton area and eventually settled downstate to be closer to family members.  Surviving are her brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Mary Aderhold and John and Martha Aderhold all of Silver Springs, MD; five nieces and eight nephews.  In addition to her two husbands, she was preceded in death by brothers, William and Joseph; sisters, Ruth, Caroline, Martha, Helen and infant sister, Betty.  Calling hours will be from noon to 1 p.m., October 19 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, 40 N. Center Street, Canton.  Funeral services will follow at 1 with the Rev. William A. Patterson, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy officiating.  Interment will follow in Bradford county Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

ADERHOLD –RUTH ELEANOR BABBITT, 66 former Canton area resident died on July 14, 1999 at the Homestead Nursing Home, Penn Yan, NY.  Born in Hepburn Twp., Lycoming County she was the daughter of John and Grace (Sallada) Aderhold.  Her family later relocated to Canton, residing on North Center Street.  As a young woman she felt the calling to the nursing profession and moved to Penn Yan, NY to do just that at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital.  There in Yates County she would spend the remaining six decades of her life, working as a caregiver, a wife to her beloved husband, Donald and loving mother to two sons.  Surviving are her sons, John (Wanda) Babbitt, Sarasota, FL and Gary (Brenda) Babbitt, Palmyra, PA; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, John and James Aderhold, both of Silver Springs, MD and sister, Mary Wagner, York County, PA.  She was predeceased by her husband in 1955.  In accordance with her wishes, there was only a private family funeral service at the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, July 17 with Pastor Nancy Lee Goff of the Canton Ecumenical Parish officiating.  Interment followed in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

ALEXANDER –BESSIE G. HATCH, 83, of 407 Church St., Athens, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 1994, at the Robert Packer Hospital.  She was born April 20, 1911, in Laquin, the daughter of Clarence and Clara Dibble Alexander.  She was a loving mother and homemaker.  She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph in 1962.  She is survived by her children; a daughter, Delores DuBois of Milan; a son and his wife, Ralph W. and Lucille Hatch of Athens; and a daughter, Deanna Findlay of Sayre.  Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Lowery funeral Home, Athens, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral and committal service will be held there on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Bob Martin officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  –Towanda Daily Review.

Erma Aileen ALEXANDER, 90, formerly of Elmira, NY, died Saturday, September 9, 1995 at the Tioga nursing Facility, Waverly, NY.  She was born February 23, 1905 at Carbon Run, Laquin, PA, the daughter of the late Arthur L. and Nettie West Alexander.  Erma was a graduate of the Laquin High School and attended Lock haven University and Meeker’s Business Institute in Elmira.  In early years, Miss Alexander taught school in Laquin and North Towanda Township.  She was employed by several insurance agencies in Elmira for many years until he retirement.  Surviving are a sister, Mearl Dale of Towanda; a sister-in-law, Catherine Alexander of Canton, PA; nieces, Sandra Blackman and her husband, Thomas of Waverly, NY, Sharon Holmes of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Darlene Williams and her husband Robert of RR 2, Troy, PA; a nephew, Francis Alexander and his wife Sharon of Canton, PA; several great nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services were held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home in Towanda on September 11 with the Rev. Arnold Covey, pastor of the First Church of God in Sayre, officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.

ALEXANDER –GLADYS N. (ALECANDER) COLE, 83, Burlington, PA went home to be with the Lord, February 6, 1999 after a short illness at Robert Packer Hospital.  Born June 7, 1915 in Mercer Hill, Towanda, she was the daughter of the late Earl V. and Mertie (Jennings) Alexander.  She was a homemaker and also assisted her husband as a bookkeeper in their family business, Paul Cole’s Farm Supply.  Mrs. Cole loved her family, gardening, sewing, and her chickens.  Surviving are her daughters, Pauline Burgess, Burlington, Grace (Lynn) Comfort, Corryton, TN; Faye (Phillip) Rathbun, Fort Myers, Fl; and Mertie (Dale) Shedden, Troy, son, Larry (Pat) Cole, Towanda; 17 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Barrett, Burlington, Maude Drislane, Troy; sister-in-law.  Margaret Alexander, Towanda; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Paul U. Cole, May 4, 1992; sisters, Mayra Garland, Lura Slater; brothers, Fay, Charles, Durand and Claude Alexander.  The funeral will be held February 9 at the Gerald W. Vickery funeral Home, Troy with Rev. Christopher W. Gray, pastor of the Greater Valley Assembly of God, Sayre, officiating.  Interment was in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Burlington Methodist Church, c/0 Robert Weldy, Burlington, PA; Burlington Ladies Auxiliary, c/o Vera Harper, RR 1, Granville Summit, PA or the Bradford county Library, RR 3, Troy, PA. –Towanda Daily Review.

ALEXANDER Gladys N. COLE, age 83, of Burlington, PA died on February 6, 1999 after a short illness at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.   She was born on June 7, 1915 in Mercer Hill, Towanda, PA, a daughter of the late Earl V. and Mertie (Jennings) Alexander.  Gladys was a homemaker and also assisted her husband as a bookkeepter in their family business, Paul Cole’s Farm Supply.  Gladys is survived by her daughters, Pauline Burgess of Burlington, PA, Grace (Lynn) Comfort of Corryton, TN, Faye (Phillip) Rathbun of Fort Myers, FL, Mertie (Dale) Shedded of Troy, PA; son, Larry (Pat) Cole of Towanda, PA; 17 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Barrett of Burlington, Pa, Maude Drislane of Troy, PA; a sister-in-law, Margaret Alexander of Towanda, PA; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Paul U. Cole, in 1992; sisters, Mayra Garland and Lura Slater; brothers, Fay, Charles Durand and Claude Alexander.  Funeral services were held February 9 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Christopher W. Gray, pastor of the Greater Valley Assembly of God in Sayre, officiating and interment to be in the Bradford County memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorial contributions may be directed to: Burlington Methodist Church, c/o Robert Weldy, Burlington, PA 18814; Burlington Ladies Auxiliary, c/o Vera Harper, RR #1, Granville Summit, PA 16926; or the Bradford County Library, RR #3, Troy, PA 16947.

ALEXANDER
Alexander, Lowell William age 55 of 10 Brand St., Canton, Pa., suddenly Thursday December 7th 1972. The body is at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, Pa. Calling hours Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. funeral and committal there Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. Thomas Logston. Burial in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. Survived by wife, Catherine Burr; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Darlene Ruth Alexander) Williams of Troy, Mrs. Robert (Sharon) Holmes of Canton; son, Francis Lowell (Norm) Alexander of Canton; eight grandchildren; sisters, Miss. Erma Alexander of Elmira, N.Y., Mrs. Clyde Dale, Towanda, Pa. He was born in Laquin, Bradford County on June 12, 1917 and was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy. He was employed at the Remington Rand for 31 years, member of the Red Run Rod and Gun Club, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 429, Canton, Pa., life member of Innes Hose, Co., Canton, Pa., member of the South Mountain Ridge Riders. He and his wife observed their 32nd wedding anniversary in April of 1972.

ALEXANDER -  M. Lorma Alexander, 92, formerly of Mountain Lake, Pa., died Wednesday morning, July 15, 2009, at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Township, Pa.  Lorma was born Jan. 14, 1917, in Burlington Township, Pa., the daughter of the late Amos W. Alexander and Margaret Barbara RICE Alexander. She was a graduate of Towanda High School and was later employed as a stenographer in Schenectady, N.Y., for several years until declining health no longer permitted her to continue.  She is survived by: her brother Robert Alexander of Melbourne, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: brothers Emery, Francis, Fred and Ralph Alexander; and by sisters Ruby Larrabee, Eleanor Allen and Grace Kingsley.  A private interment service will be held at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. There are no calling hours.  21 July 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

ALEXANDER –MEARL ALEXANDER DALE, 90 formerly of Towanda died Jan. 3, 1998 at the Sayre House, Sayre, PA.  Born Aug. 10, 1907 in Barclay, PA she was a daughter of the late Arthur L. and Nettie West Alexander.  In early years, she resided in Laquin, PA and later moved first to East Towanda and then to Towanda to maker her home.  Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Thomas Blackman, Waverly, NY; grandchildren; Carol McCutcheon, Sayre, Vickie Kraft, Athens, Robin and Isabell Blackman, London, England, Tracey and Jane Blackman, Towanda; James and Andrea Blackman, Elmira, NY; Randy and Mary Blackman, Davie, FL; 11 great=grandchildren; sister-in-law, Catharine Alexander, Canton, PA; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde W. Dale on Nov. 30, 1977; a daughter, Lois Dale Green on June 20, 1988; a sister Erma A. Alexander, Sept. 9 1996 and a brother, Lowell Alexander, Dec. 7, 1972.  The funeral and committal service will be held Jan. 5 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, PA with the Rev. Sandra Foster, pastor of the Ulster and Milan United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment was in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

ALEXANDER –NELLIE MAE BORG, Gillett, formerly a longtime resident of Roseville, died July 7, 2001 at home.  Born August 7, 1909, she was the daughter of Willard and Fannie (Goff) Alexander.  Preceding her in death was her husband, John O. Borg, in 1970.  Surviving are her children, Ella Mae Root, Canton and Louise and LaVere Updike, Gillett; special friend, Orrin Sherman, Gillett; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.  The funeral services were held July 10 at the Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira, with the Rev. Jim Belt officiating.  Burial was made at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ALEXANDER Nellie Mae BORG, a long time resident of Roseville, PA currently of Gilette, PA, died Saturday, July 7, 2001 at home.  Born August 7, 1909 she was the daughter of Willard and Fannie (Gott) Alexander. Nellie is survived by children, Ella Mae Root of Canton, PA and Louise (LaVere) Updike of Gillett, PA; special friend, Orrin Sherman of Gillett, PA; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband, John O. Borg, in 1970.  Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on July 10 with the Rev. Jim Belt officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills at the Convenience of the family.  Memorials may be directed to the South Creek Ambulance Association, c/o Linda Leonard, RR 2, Gillett, PA 16925.   Troy Gazette Register

ALLAN - Dorothy C. Allan Scott, 86, widow of Robert W. Scott, formerly of Watts Street, Towanda, Pa., died Sunday, May 4, 2008, at the Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, Fla. Born Feb. 28, 1922, in East Towanda, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John J. Allan and Florence Herman Allan. Dorothy was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1940. In early years, Dorothy was employed by the former W.T. Grant store and by Sylvania Electric in Towanda. She was also employed by Porter's Drug store in Towanda for seven years. In July of 1981, Dorothy retired from the Towanda Water & Sewer Authority following 20 years of service. She was a member of The First United Methodist Church in Towanda. She is survived by: her son and daughter-in-law, Robert A. and Sandra Scott of Morgantown, W.Va.; granddaughters, Carol L. Scott of Morgantown, Debra L. Gamble and her husband, Jeffrey, of Glendale, W.Va., Pamela A. Scott of Fort Myers, Fla., and Mary C. Newman and her husband, Anthony, of Morgantown; and great-grandchildren, Leighann and Adam Williams of Moundsville, W.Va., and Brittany and Holly Gamble of Glendale, W.Va. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Scott, on Oct. 14, 1986. A private graveside service will be held at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. - Towanda Daily Review, 6 May 2008

ALLEN, ADA C. MADIGAN, 95, of Luthers Mills died March 16, 1986 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital.  Born Nov. 23, 1890 in Mountain Lake, she was a daughter of Henry and Sylvia Farr Allen.  She was a member of the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church, and also a member of the Mayflower Grange.  Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Sen. Roger A. Madigan and Peggy Madigan of Luthers Mills, a daughter Phyllis M. McMoraran of RD 1 Towanda; grandchildren Linda Schad and Richard Clarke of Staatsburg, Larry Clarke of Stanford, Conn., Kevin Clarke of Corapolis, Pa., Ronald Clarke of Carmel, NY, Vicki Madigan of Ocala, Fla., Annette Twigg of Sayre, Nicholas and Steven Madigan of Luthers Mills, Carl McMorran of Harrisburg, Bruce McMorran of Columbia, Mo., eight great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Sen. Albert E. Madigan, on Aug. 29, 1984 and a daughter LaVerna M. Clarke on Jan. 6, 1982.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Steven Livermore officiating.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Memorial may be directed to the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church in Care of Phyllis McMorran, RD 1, Box 222, Towanda, PA.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ALLEN –BERNICE G. EDDY SPEAR, 88 of 622 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999 at home.  She was born on April 16, 1910 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. the daughter of George Allen and Ella Spencer Allen.  She and her husband Clarence owned and operated Eddy’s Market in Athens for many years.  She enjoyed visiting with her many friends and liked outdoor activities such as camping and fishing and playing cards.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.  She was a member of the Athens First Presbyterian Church and former member of the Athens Baptist Church for many years.  She is predeceased by her husbands, Clarence L. Eddy in 1963 and Clare L. “Jim” Spear in 1981 as well as by special friend Boyd Beagle.  She is survived by; her son, Clarence Eddy; her daughter and son-in-law, Marcella and Walter Chaykosky, Jr. all of Athens; her grandchildren, Marlene Marshall and her husband Lynn of Papillion, Neb.; Kristan Eddy of Bellevue, Neb.; Kyle Eddy of Ulster; Stephen Chaykosky of Athens; Stephanie Richardson and her spouse, the Rev. Matthew Richardson of Alton, Ill.; Timothy Chaykosky of Amble, Pa., and Teresa Titus and her husband, Ryan of Baltimore, Md.; great-grandchildren, Cody Marshall and Marissa Eddy; a sister-in-law, Twyla “Tillie” Calabucci; several cousins, nieces and nephews.  There will be no calling hours.  Graveside services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther’s Mills, Pa. with Rev. Walter Swetnam, pastor of the Athens First Presbyterian Church officiating.  Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

ALLEN –BESSIE I. SHEDDEN FOSTER, 74 of Elmira, NY died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1994 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.  Bessie was a homemaker for many years and worked for the Elmira City School District as a school crossing guard.  She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law; Duane and Helen Kay Shedden of Gillett, Ronald and L. and Barbara Shedden of Gillett; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters; Grace Smith of Montrose and Ruth Rice of Kirkwood, N.Y.; brother-in-law; Harry Smith of Wysox; sister-in-law, Dena Allen of St. George, Utah; and a mother-in-law, Mary Foster Smith of Oriskany, N.Y.  Mrs. Foster was predeceased by two husbands: Duane Shedden in 1960 and Erwin Foster in 1981; two brothers, Frank Allen and Lloyd Allen and a sister, Beatrice Smith.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 1994.  The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Root officiating.  Interment will follow at the Bradford County Memorial Park.  Those wishing may make contributions in memory of Bessie to the American Lung Association.  –Towanda Daily Review

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 Allen, Cecil E., 80 of East Towanda, died Tuesday night at memorial Hospital, Towanda. (1 May 1973)  Mr. Allen was born in Rome July 26, 1892, son of J. Dorrance and Cora Fowler.  He was a veteran of World War I and saw action in France where he was wounded. He was a member of the Universalist Church, American Legion, Last Man’s Club. Mr. Allen received the Purple Heart.  Mr. Allen worked for Wood’s Dry cleaning for many years.  Surviving are his wife, the former Phoebe Vosburg; a daughter, Mrs. Ed Pennay of Towanda; a step-son Charles Skinner of Montrose; five sisters, Mrs. Frances Goodwin, Mrs. Reed Cooley, Mrs. Erma Leonard, all of Towanda; Mrs. Olin McCabe of Rome; Mrs. Cleon Bish of Sayre; a step-grandson and a step-granddaughter; a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the Miller funeral Home, Towanda, Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. John Trowbridge officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.

ALLEN, CLEONE ‘CONNIE’ BISH, 83, a resident of the Bradford County Manor, Burlington, Pa., died Friday morning, Oct. 2, 1998, following a long battle with cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease.  Born Aug. 16, 1915, in Towanda, Pa., she was the youngest of seven children of the late John and Cora Fowler Allen.  She graduated with honors from Towanda High School in 1934.  She married John Henry Bish on April 10, 1938, and they resided in Olean, N.Y., and Rome, Pa., for some years prior to moving to Athens. Before her illness, Mrs. Bish was an active member of the Sayre and Athens United Methodist churches, having served as a Sunday school teacher and president of the United Methodist Women.  She was a poet, writer, and had an invitational hymn, “Come” published in 1985.  She is survived by two daughters, Janet Peterson of Athens and Jacquelyn Baker of Chesapeake, Va.; a son-in-law, Major Robert Jordan of Longwood, Fla.; 11 grandchildren and their spouses, John and Terrie Jordan of Montgomery, Ala., Craig and Carol Jordan and Ann Jordan Crouch of Newman, Ga., Scott and Barbara Jordan of Palmetto, Ga., Marc Anthony and Theresa Jordan of Riverdale, Ga., Sean Jordan of Longwood, Fla., Cynthia and Trey Wilson of Virginia Beach, Va., David and Christine Peterson of Hammondsport, N.Y., George and Toni Ballenstedt of Sayre, William and Cynthia Peterson of Sussex, Wis., and Michael Peterson of Athens; 17 great- grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and many nieces nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her husband on June 16, 1968; her daughter, Majol “Madge” Jordan, on Nov. 25, 1995; and by her five sisters and a brother.  Memorial services will be held Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, at 1 p.m. at the Sayre Christian Church with the Rev. James Donahoo, her daughter’s pastor, officiating.  Burial will be at the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Cleone’s memory to the First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, Pa. or the Valley Food Pantry, Waverly, N.Y.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lowery funeral home, Athens, Pa.

DAVID E. ALLEN SR., 50, OF Monroeton, RR 1, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born Sept. 16, 1946 in Towanda, Pa., he was a son of the late Richard W. and Dorothy Lee Allen.  David attended the Towanda High School.  He later served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam conflict.  On July 20, 1968, he married the former Bonnie Douglas in Towanda.  In early years Mr. Allen was employed by Palmer Mobile Home in Waverly, N.Y., and in later years was a self-employed carpenter.  He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and Skiff-Bower V.F.W. Post No. 1536 in Sayre.  He enjoyed NASCAR racing and the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.  Surviving are his wife of 20 years Bonnie Douglas Allen; a daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Stephen Donovan Jr. of Powell; a daughter, Bobbie Jo Allen of Powell; a son, David E. Allen Jr. of Towanda; two grandchildren, Anthony Donovan, Shelby Donovan; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Marie Allen of Santa Anna, Calif.; Rex and Beth Allen of Towanda; a brother, Paul Allen of Weston; sister and brothers-in-law, Sharon Turner of Sugar Run, Dawn and Lloyd Fox of Laceyville, Dorothy Wooton and Sonny Heeman; a very special aunt, Gladys Derr of Durell; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Marie Allen, in 1958; two brothers, Dale Allen in 1950 and Robert Allen in 1993.  The funeral service will be held Friday, Aug. 29, 1997 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the Powell United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.

ALLEN - Duane Douglas Allen, 68, of Evergreen, New Albany RR 2, Pa. diedMonday Feb. 23, 2009 at Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa. following declining health.  Born May 12, 1940 in Sayre, Pa. he was a son of the late Donald T. and Susie Gowin Allen. Duane attended Wyalusing Valley High School and later served in the U.S. Army. On Oct. 31, 1964 he married the fanner Margaret Webster in the North Towanda United Methodist Church. Duane was formerly employed by the New Albany Machine Shop and by State Aggregates in Wysox. He was employed by E.I. DuPont in North Towanda for 18½ years until his retirement on Dec. 1, 1992.  He was a former member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda and was a member of the Monroeton Rod & Gun Club. Duane enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and NASCAR Racing. He was an avid fan of Richard Petty.  Surviving are: His wife: Margaret Webster Allen at home; his children: Laura Edwards and her husband Jimmy Edwards of Belton, Texas; Kathy Beers and her husband Rodney Beers of Rome, Pa.; twins: Douglas Allen and his wife Debbie Allen of Oneonta, N.Y. and Daniel Allen at home; nine grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; a brother: Donald Allen of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda, Pa.; five sisters: Susie Belle Kasson of Athens, Lila Allen of Benton, Pa., Beverly Morris and her husband Roy Morris of Bangor, Pa.; Kathleen Teel and her husband John Teel II of Wyalusing, Pa.; Melanie Physer and her husband Jody Physer of Bangor, Pa. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. There are no calling hours.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, 912 Main St. Towanda, Pa. 18848 in Duane's memory.   RHW.  Towanda Daily Review 24 Feb.

Emory M. “Red” ALLEN Sr., 78, Towanda, RR 1, Burlington Township, PA, died Monday, December 13, 1999 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born February 15, 1921 at home in Terry Township, PA, he was the son of the late Alford and Gertrude Bates Allen.  Emory was a veteran of World War II, having served in the US Army.  He owned and operated dairy farms in Ulster and Burlington Townships until his retirement in 1982.  He also was employed by Valley Stockyards in Athens, National Homes in Horseheads, NY and Ingersoll-Rand in Athens.  Emory was a member of Saco Road Baptist Church, the Che-Hanna Rock and Mineral Club, the Andaste Archaeology Society and was very active in the Bradford County Library.  Surviving are his children and their spouses, Joseph and Rosanna Allen of Ulster, Hazel and Richard Barlow of Columbia Cross Roads, Emory M. Jr. and Debra Allen of Ulster, Raymond Brunswick City, NC, Ronald and Eileen Allen of Towanda and Nancy Allen of Troy, PA; 26 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; five sisters; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Doris E. Davidson Allen, in 1988; a granddaughter; two sisters.  Funeral services were held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. William Wilkinson officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park; Towanda area veterans were to accord full military honors  Troy Gazette Register

EMORY M.”RED” ALLEN SR., 78, of Towanda RR 1, Burlington Township, Pa., died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Feb. 15, 1921, at home in Terry Township, Pa., he was son of the late Alford and Gertrude Bates Allen.  Emory was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army.  On March 16, 1943, he married the former Doris E. Davidson who preceded him in death on September 15, 1988.  Emory was formerly employed by the Valley Stockyards in Athens, National Homes in Horseheads, N.Y., and Ingersoll Rand in Athens.  He owned and operated dairy farms in Ulster Township from 1950-1968 and in Burlington Township from 1969 until his retirement in 1982.  Emory was a member of the Saco Road Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.  He was also a member of the Che-Hanna Rock and Mineral Club and the Andiste Archaeology Society, and was very active in the Bradford county Library.  He enjoyed flying, hunting, fishing, photography and the outdoors.  Surviving are his children and their spouses, Joseph and Rosanna Allen of Ulster, Hazel and Richard Barlow of Columbia Cross Roads, Emory M. Jr. and Debra Allen of Ulster, Raymond and Donna Allen of Brunswick County, N.C., Roland and Eileen Allen of Towanda and Nancy Allen of Troy; 26 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Marian and William Carberry of Athens, Arlene and Jack Sinsabaugh of Sayre, Margaret Nichols of Sayre, Georgia and Ted Falsey of Florida and Eleanor and James DePew of Missouri; brother and sister-in-law, William and Joan Allen of Litchfield, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kristina May Allen and sisters Edith Pozella and Myrtle Worblewski.  The funeral service will be held Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at noon at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. William Wilkinson officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford county Memorial Park. Luthers Mills, Pa., with Towanda-area veterans according full military honors.   The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral service Friday morning at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.

ALLEN –ETHEL M. CHAMBERLAIN, 78, wife of J. Arthur Chamberlain of Burlington, Pa., died Monday evening, Jan. 13, 1997, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born March 18, 1918, on Bunyon Hill, Granville, Pa., she was a daughter of the late James and Jennie Shedden Allen.  In early years, Ethel worked as a waitress at the Trojan Restaurant in Troy, she then followed her children to school each day by working in the Troy school cafeteria.  Ethel was later employed by Eureka Printing and formerly employed by the Bradford County Manor.  Mr. and Mrs. Chamberlain celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on Sept. 14, 1996.  Ethel enjoyed camping with her family and friends, but most of all cooking and baking to serve everyone there.  She will be greatly missed by friends and family.  Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family, especially the love of her husbands “Art” her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Chamberlain was a member of the Burlington United Methodist Church.  Surviving are: her husband, J. Arthur Chamberlain, at home; a daughter, Sandy Chamberlain of Towanda; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Beatrice Chamberlain of West Burlington; five grandchildren and spouses, Ron and Sandy Morgan, Terri and Doug Kapp, Tammy and Ron Watkins, Brian Chamberlain and fiancee, Jen Manley, Sherralee and Dan Lunger; 12 great-grandchildren, Ryan Amanda, and Taylor Morgan, Kaelyn and Ryan Brudock, Jeremy and Justin Kapp, Matthew, Natasha and Marcus Watkins, Casey and Katie Chamberlain; a sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Ron Weeks of Elmira, N.Y.; a sister Madaline (Pat) Bellows of Canton; a brother, James Allen of Canton; five sisters-in-law, Clara Hewitt of Mosherville, Minnie Crandell of Troy, Lorraine Stalford of Burlington, Evelyn Stone of Troy, Beverly Allen of Canton; three brothers-in-law, Don Jennings of Canton, George Chamberlain of Burlington, Perry Guisewhite of Elmira, N.Y.; many nieces and nephews who were ver special.  She was preceded in death by three sisters, Geraldine Jennings, Hazel Guisewhite, Margaret Houser; two brothers, Walter Allen and Clarence Allen, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Max Bellows, Ada Chamberlain, Fay Crandell, Ivan and Lillian Larcom, Warren (Conn) Chamberlain, Willard Hewitt and Lela Gould.  The funeral and committal services will be held Friday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford county Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to Guthrie Home Care, RR 1, Towanda, Pa., in Ethel Chamberlain’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

 

ALLEN Florence A. Harris

85, of LeRaysville and Towanda, Pa., died Sunday evening, Jan. 29, 2012 at the Golden Harbor Living Center in Sheboygan, Wisc.  Born July 13, 1926 in Burlington, Pa., Florence spent her early years growing up there and was the daughter of the late Harry and Nettie VanHorn Allen. She was employed by Sylvania Electric in Towanda for 12 years until her retirement. Florence enjoyed camping, crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren.  Surviving are her children and their spouses, James and Shirley Harris of Grove Port, Ohio, Marilyn and Richard Potter of LeRaysville, Pa., Grace and Jeff Brown of Sheboygan, Wisc., Pat and Daniel Kline of Dallas, Pa. and Donald and Sandy Harris of Towanda, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; sisters Cora and Paul Roby of Troy, Pa. and Mickie Suran of Troy, Pa.  She was preceded in death by her husband Clay Harris in March 1994, brothers, George, Norman, Harry, and Donald Allen, and sisters, Ann, Geraldine, and Betty. The funeral service will be held at noon on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Thomas Burlington officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. Towanda Daily Review - January 31, 2012

 

ALLEN, GERTRUDE A. BLANCHARD, 75, Towanda RD 5, (Wysox Township) died Thursday afternoon, Oct. 6, 1988, at the Laporte United Methodist Home following an extended illness.  Born Oct. 6, 1912, at Lake Wesauking (Wysox Twp.), she was the daughter of Claude and Adelaide Bull Allen.  Gertrude was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1930.  In 1933 she married LeRoy Blanchard.  She was preceded in death by her husband on March 30, 1976.  Mrs. Blanchard’s main interest in life encompassed her home and family.  She was a member of the Towanda Universalist Church, and the George Clymer DAR.  Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Joann Chacona, Towanda RD 5; four sons; Allen R. Blanchard, Towanda RD 1; Richard G. Blanchard, Towanda RD 5; John C. Blanchard, Sunbury, Pa.; Thomas E. Blanchard, Towanda RD 4; 12 grandchildren 3 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Claudia Cook, Towanda RD 5; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was also preceded in death by a brother George Allen in 1960.  A funeral and committal service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with pastor Rev. Susan VanDreser officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park.  Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Memorial in Mrs. Blanchard’s memory may be directed to the Towanda Universalist Church in Care of Mrs. Rita McDonald, treasurer, Senior Citizens Bldg., Apt. 416, Towanda. –Towanda Daily Review.

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 Allen, Glen H. 81 New Albany RD2; former resident of East Towanda, died at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda Thursday evening Jan. 15 1976.  Born May 7, 1894, in Evergreen, he was the son of Melvin and Jessie Jones Allen.  Mr. Allen was employed by the Frost Furniture Factory for many years, and later by the Sayre Shops. After his retirement from the Sayre Shops, he was employed by the Myrna Lee Hosiery Mills. A veteran of World War I, Mr. Allen served with the Prisoner of War Escort in France.  He was a resident of East Towanda for many years until October, 1969, when he moved in the home of his daughter in the New Albany area.  His wife, Edna, predeceased him Aug. 8, 1962. Mr. Allen was a member of the New Albany Band during the many years of its activities. He was also a member of the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and the New Albany VFW Post.  Surviving are two sons, Glen Jr. of Littleton, Col., and Joseph of Madison, Wis.; one daughter, Mrs Harvey (Marjorie) Ballantine of New Albany RD 2; four sisters, Mrs. Morris (Fadilia) Hill of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. George (Rachel) LaTell of Vestal, Mrs. Harry (Evelyn) Scovell of Apalachin, N.Y., and Mrs. William (Marie) Wingate of Zephyrhills, Fla.; five grandchildren and one great grandson, nieces and nephews.  Funeral and committal services will be held Monday morning at 11 o’clock at the Maryott Funeral Home, with the Rev. Harry Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park.  The Towanda American Legion Post will hold military services at the funeral home Monday.

ALLEN –GRACE ALLEN MANLEY, 81, wife of Carl L. Manley, of 4 Weston St., Towanda, and long-time Bradford County prothonotary and clerk of courts, died Thursday afternoon, Feb. 9, 1995, at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Mrs. Manley was born Jan. 22, 1914, in Laquin, Pa., daughter of the late Henda and Mary Anne Jennings Allen.  She was a graduate of Towanda High School, class of 1931.  Mrs. Manley served faithfully as Bradford County  prothonotary for 32 years until her retirement in 1984.  Taking great pride in her work and being devoted to her job, her employees and citizens of the county throughout this entire period.  Her first employment was as a legal secretary for over 11 years with the late attorney Stephen H. Smith.  For a time during World War II she worked in the payroll department at Sylvania Electric in Towanda.  Her 38 years of county service started in February 1941 when she began work in the office of the late Roy G. C. Jones, register and recorder.  She also was employed in the office of registration and printing under Charles Bennett.  In 1948 she was appointed deputy register and recorder by the late Wayne C. Bennett.  Following the death of Marion Fellbush Thompson in October of 1951, she was appointed deputy prothonotary and clerk of courts by the late Gilbert I. Kingsley and also served under the late Dr. Harry Hawke and Thomas Reinhart.  She served a total of 12 years as chief deputy to the prothonotary.  On Jan. 1, 1964, she took the oath of office as prothonotary.  While serving in this elected post, Mrs. Manley worked hard to bring the pay schedule for county workers out of the legislature and back to the county level, an accomplishment, she had noted, of which she was most proud.  She took great pride too in being the first woman to be elected to the office of president of the State Association of Prothonotaries and Clerks.  Mrs. Manley was a member of the state association for 21 years and served on its executive committee for 14 years.  As prothonotary, she received a special citation for outstanding community service through excellence in the performance of passport work, presented by the Passport Office, Washington, D.C.  Another honor bestowed during her years in this elected office was her selection as “the outstanding woman in the 10th Congressional District of Pennsylvania,” an award presented by Congressman Joseph M. McDade, as the climax to that year’s observance of Professional Women’s Week.  Always expressing a love of both her work and the people she served.  Mrs. Manley extended an offer of assistance to anyone she might be able to aid during her retirement years as well.  Though giving full-time attention to her job, she also found plenty of time to spend with family and friends.  Active in her home community, she had served as a member of the advisory committee of the Towanda branch of the Sayre Savings and Loan Association, as a director of the Bradford-Sullivan Easter Seal Society, a member and officer of the Towanda Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPW), the Towanda Woman’s Club and the auxiliaries of the Robert Packer Hospital, Memorial Hospital and the Towanda American Legion.  In addition, she had served as a director of the Towanda Chamber of Commerce, treasurer and director of the Bradford-Sullivan American Red Cross office and was actively involved for 16 years in Girl Scout work at both the local and county levels.  A member of the United Methodist Church of Towanda, she belonged to the United Methodist Women’s (UMW) group and the Critchlow Sunday School Class.  She and Carl, her husband of 60 years, were members of the Grand Paraders Square Dance Club.  Taking an active role in the Republican Party, Mrs. Manley had served as secretary of the Bradford County Republican Committee, president and vice president of the Bradford County Council of Republican Women and as a committeeperson in Towanda’s Second Ward.  Mrs. Manley is survived by her husband, Carl L. Manley, 4 Weston St., Towanda; daughter, Sue M. Dodd, Towanda; grandchildren, Barbara and William Arnold of Malvern, Pa., and Larry and Grace Dodd of Forked River, N.J., several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her two brothers, Albert A. and Ralph H. Allen; and two sisters, Sylvia A. Musser and Dona A. Slife.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 1995, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Larry Lutz, pastor of the North Towanda United Methodist Church, officiating.  A private interment service will be held in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon and one hour prior to the funeral service on Sunday at the funeral Home.  The family requests that memorial donations be directed to the Bradford County Easter Seals Association, PO Box 152 East Smithfield, Pa., or to the Rainbow Riders, PO Box 122, troy, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ALLEN - MANLEY, Lizzie A. age 58, of Troy RD 1 Wednesday Nov. 28, 1973 at the Troy Community Hospital. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 1 p.m. Rev. Charles Walker. Burial Bradford County Memorial Park. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Troy United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Survived by husband, Samuel N. Manley; one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Linda) Everts of Troy RD 1; one son, Samuel N. Manley, III of Troy RD 1; sister, Mrs. Frances Aileene Murray of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; daughter-in-law, Mrs. William (Hazel)( Watkins of Troy RD 2; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Troy United Methodist Church; the United Methodist Women; H&O Sunday School Class and the Troy Grange where she held all seven degrees.

ALLEN –MARJORIE BROOKS (ALLEN) SMILEY, 87 formerly of West Franklin, died Friday, May 18, 2001 at the Bradford County Manor.  She was born in Mountain Lake on Sept. 28, 1913 the daughter of Llewellyn and Bertha (Brooks) Allen.  On March 22, 1935 Marjorie married Leon F. Smiley, with whom she celebrated 55 years of marriage before his passing in 1990.  Marjorie and Leon owned and operated a farm.  In her earlier years she attended the Bailey Corners Baptist Church.  She was a member of the Pomona Grange.  She enjoyed sewing for her family and others.  Marjorie also enjoyed hand crafts, flowers and bird watching.  She was an excellent cook who was well known for her sugar cookies and special recipes.  Marjorie’s happiness revolved around her family, home and many friends.  She is survived by her; daughters, Joyce (Ivan) Meeker of Canton, Barbara (Phillip) Eiffert of Columbia Cross Roads and Sandra Garrison of Troy; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Norma Smiley of Troy.  In addition to her parents and husband, Marjorie is predeceased by her: son-in-law, Harold “Lefty” Garrison; brothers, Martin Allen, Donald Allen and Phillip Allen; sister, Julia Fennell.  Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 W. Main Street, Troy today from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday, May 21, 2001 from 10 to 11 a.m.  The funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Luthers Mills.  Memorial contributions in Marjorie’s name may be directed to the Western Alliance Emergency Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA or the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, Box 1.710 W. 168th St., New York, NY.  –Towanda Daily Review

ALLEN –MARJORIE E. BALLANTINE age 79 of Durell, Towanda RR 2, PA died Saturday, March 31, 2007 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.  Marjorie was born January 8, 1928 in Towanda, PA, and was the daughter of the late Glenn and Edna Allen.  In early years, Marjorie was employed by the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company in Mildred, PA and was later employed by the Sullcraft Manufacturing Company in Dushore, PA.  Marjorie and her husband, "Costy" Kulsicavage formerly owned and operated Margies Restaurant in Rock Run, PA, for several years.  She enjoyed sewing, fishing and camping at Bonin Lake.  Surviving are her children, Connie Ballentine and her husband, John Ballantine of Athens, PA, James Kulsicavage of Pennsylvania, Kathy Chase and her husband, Terry Chase of Overton, PA, Mary Blokzyl and her husband, Roy Blokzyl of Monroeton, PA; a special grandson, Josh Blokzyl; three additional grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren; her foster grandson, Nick; her companion, Charles Ryan of Durell, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Marjorie was predeceased by her husbands, Constantine James Kulsicavage and Harvey Ballantine; two brothers, Joe Allen and Glenn Allen Jr.; and by a sister, Marie Wingate. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, PA.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Barner, Pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA. The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, N. Canton, Ohio or to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY or to the Happy Tails No-Kill Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 68, Towanda, PA in Marjorie E. Ballantine's memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

GEORGE F. ANDERSON
 George F. Anderson, 86, of Troy RR 1, PA died Sunday, March 13, 1994 at the Bradford County Manor. He was born February 26, 1908 in Fallbrook, PA, the son of Oxel and Jennie Perry Anderson. He was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church and a 60-year member of the Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 306 F & AM. He was a former member of the Troy Area School Board, the Pennsylvania Farmers Association and the Bradford County Farmers Association. He was employed as a truck driver for Swayze Folding Box Co. in Canton and for the Khoeler Manufacturing Co. in Binghamton, NY. He owned and operated a farm in East Troy from 1942 until his retirement in 1975. Mr. Anderson is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Bill O. and Mary Lou Anderson of Troy RR 1; a daughter, Penny L. Anderson of Falls Church, VA; grandchildren, Willie Anderson of Troy and Angela Anderson of Troy; great-grandchildren, Dana and J.T. Anderson of Troy; brothers, Russell Anderson of Granville Summit and Perry Anderson of Canton; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Frances Wright Anderson, in 1950; his parents, Oxel and Jennie Anderson; and his sisters, Hazel Pritchard, Edith Lynch and Blanche Phillips. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on March 16 with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.(TGR, Thursday, March 17, 1994)

ALLEN –GRACE ALLEN SMITH, 91, widow of Merton H. Smith, of Montrose, formerly of Towanda RR 5, died Monday morning, Feb. 5, 1996, at the home of her granddaughter, Ann Bennett Hart, in Bridgewater Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.  Born Nov. 12, 1904, in West Franklin, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Anna Kelly Allen.  On Jan 12, 1924, she married Merton Henry Smith, who preceded his wife in death on March 11, 1985.  Grace’s main interest in life encompassed her home and family.  Surviving are a daughter, Eudora Bennett of Montrose; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Dr. Paul B. Kerr of Montrose; six grandchildren, Cerise Kerr Hayes of Binghamton, N.Y., Ann Bennett Hart of Montrose RR 6, Donald Bennett of Montrose RR 5, Jeffrey Kerr of Montrose, Stanley Bennett of Montrose RR 2 and Rene’e Kerr Tyler of Montrose RR 1; and 14 great-grandchildren-Brian and Nathan Taylor, Jason, Amy, Christina and Alexander Bennett; David Tucker; James Rebecca and John Hayes; Dale Shotwell; Jennifer Kerr; and Hele’na and Leah Tyler.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd and Frank Allen, and four sisters, Beatrice Smith, Bessie Shedden, Ruth Rice and Jane Allen.  A private funeral service will be held Monday, Feb. 12, 1996, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217, York Av., Towanda, with the Rev. Anne Marie Meyerhoffer, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  There are no calling hours.  The family suggests that memorials be directed to the Montrose General Hospital, 3 Grow Ave., Montrose, Pa. in Grace Allen Smith’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

HOWARD HENRY ALLEN, 78, well known Monroeton businessman of Monroeton RR 1, Pa., died early Sunday morning, Aug. 24, 2003 while vacationing in Cananda.  Born Dec. 24, 1924 in Laquin, Monroe Township, Pa., he was one of 11 children of the late Rex and Elsie Camp Allen.  Howard was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Army’s 143rd Port Company in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre.  In early years, Howard was employed by the CF & I steel mill in Colorado.  He was later employed by the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens for over 33 years until his retirement.  Howard operated his refuse disposal serve in the Monroeton area for many years and also operated Allens Tavern in Monroeton for several years.  Howard was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, Skiff Bower VFW Post 1536, Sayre and the Bridge Street Hill Rod and Gun Club.  He loved fishing, hunting, bowling and vacationing the winter months in Florida and the summer months at Deep River, Canada.  Surviving are his wife Emma Cunico Allen, at home; his son and daughter-in-law, Dennis “Smokey” Allen and Laura Allen of Monroeton; two daughters and sons-in-law; Roxie Vanderpool and Ricky Vanderpool of Towanda; Paula Bahr and Ronald Bahr of Monroeton, seven grandchildren; Christopher Allen (Ann Burnside), Nicole Allen, Derrick Allen, Joel Vanderpool, Hazel Vanderpool, Tony Bahr; and Natasha Allen; two great-grandchildren, Seth Allen and Jessica Vandergrift; six sisters; Gladys Derr of Durrell, Betty Dieffenbach of Page Manor, Athens, Agnes Northrup and her husband Theron Northrup of Athens, Elsie Bailey of Towanda, Donna Morningstar of Monroeton, Beatrice Stranger and her husband Donald Stranger of Franklindale; a brother and sister-in-law, Rex Allen Jr., and his wife Pat Allen of Williamsport, Pa., numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his faithful canine companion, Molly.  He was preceded in death by brothers Richard, Clyde, and Clifford Allen.  The funeral service will be held Friday, Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Jason Guillaume, pastor of the Powell First United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Bradford Count Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post Number 42 according full military honors.  The family will receive friends Friday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggest that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, Pa. or to the charity of one’s choice in Mr. Allen’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

ROBERT ALLEN, 48, of Towanda RR 3, Towanda Township, died Monday, July 5, 1993, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born Jan. 19, 1945, in Towanda, he was a son of Richard Allen and the late Dorothy Lee Allen.  Robert was a self-employed carpenter in the Bradford county area for many years and was a member of the Monroeton Rod and Gun Club.  Surviving are a son, Charles Allen of East Smithfield; his father, Richard Allen of Powell; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Frances Allen of Weston, Pa., David and Bonnie Allen of Powell, Richard and Maria Allen of Santa Anna, Calif., and Rex and Beth Allen of Towanda; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Sharon and Jack Turner of Sugar Run, Dawn and Lloyd Fox of Laceyville, and Dorothy Wooton and Sonny Heeman of Laceyville; his fiance, Patricia Hincley of Towanda RR 3; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The family will receive friends this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, July 8, 1993, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Julie Walz, pastor of the Powell United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.

RONALD L. “RON” ALLEN, 46, OF 107 Poplar St., Towanda, died Wednesday evening Nov. 7, 2001, at his home after a long battle with cancer.  Born Oct. 12, 1955, in Towanda, he was a son of the late Emory M. and Doris E. Davidson Allen sr.  Ron was a graduate of Troy High School and served in the Army National Guard of Pennsylvania from 1978 to 1995.  He was formerly employed by the Ingersoll-Rand foundry in Waverly, N.Y., and the maintenance department of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, for many years.  Ron was honored as Memorial Hospital’s first employee of the month.  Ron was an active member of the Towanda Ambulance Association having served on the Board of Directors.  He was the recipient of the Towanda Ambulance Association’s Outstanding Service Award in 1991 and Spouse of the Year Award in 1994.  Ron served as president of the North Towanda Fire and Rescue Volunteers from 1999 until his passing, and received the Fire Police of the Year Award in 1999.  Ron had started taking flying lessons before declining health forced him to discontinue.  He is survived by his wife, Eileen M. Allen, whom he married Dec. 30, 1989, at the Saco Road Baptist Church; children, Brenda Allen of Jersey Shore, Ronda Allen and her fiance, Chris Yonkin, of Towanda, Lara Allen, David Ausem and Rick Ausem; all at home; grandchildren, Tyler and Elizabeth of Jersey Shore, and Megan of Towanda; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Joseph and Rosanna Allen of Ulster, twin brother, Emory M. Jr. and Debra Allen of Ulster and Raymond and Donna Allen of Brunswick County, N.C.; sister and brother-in-law, Hazel and Richard Barlow of Columbia Cross Roads; special sister, Nancy Allen of Troy, who donated stem cells for Ron, and her friend Dean Johnson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.   He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kristina May Allen, Dec. 24, 1986, mother, Doris E. Davidson Allen, Sept. 25, 1988, and father; Emory M. Allen Sr. Dec. 13, 1999.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Burial in Bradford Co. Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA. –Towanda Daily Review.

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