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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
Obituaries 

 

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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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All people are listed by surname at birth rather than by surname at death



BACORN - Vernon J. Bacorn, 88, of RR 2, New Albany (Overton), Pa., diedunexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009. Vernon was born in Camp Brule, Elkland Township, Sullivan County, March 5, 1920, a son of the late Floyd Parker Bacorn and Julia Elizabeth Chapman Bacorn. He attended the Bethel School. He spent his life in the New Albany area, moving to Overton in 1952 where he resided until his passing. Vernon served in World War II: three years in the Air Force at Kiessler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mich., and one year in the Infantry (Army) at Camp Livingston, Germany. He was honorably discharged in December of 1945. Vernon was well-known for his mechanical abilities. He worked as a farm machinery mechanic at C.B. Eastabrook Farm Machinery in Allis Hollow; Dayton's in Towanda; and Rex Russell Farm Equipment in Orwell until his retirement in 1982. Vernon's interests surrounded his home, beloved family, gardening, and hunting. Vernon is survived by: his significant other, Norma Whalon; three sons, Gary (Diana) Bacorn of New Albany, Pa., Tracy (Janet) Bacorn of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, and Kevin (DiAnn) Bacorn of Towanda, Pa.; two daughters, Barbara (Ray) Brown of Port St. Joe., Fla., and Sharon Bacorn (Kenneth Bernhard) of Canton; extended family, Janice (Bob) Smith of St. Mary's, Pa., Karen (Buddy Dean), of Dallas, Texas, and Donald Copello of Dallas, Texas; brother Calvin (Doris) Bacorn of Barton, N.Y.; sisters-in-law Pat Bacorn of New Albany and Edna Bacorn of Lowman, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, James Brown (Fla), Chet Brown (S.C.), Gary Bacorn Jr., Christine Jayne, Jason Watkins, Gregory Bacorn, Patrick Bacorn and Austin Bacorn; step-grandson Nick Reynolds of Tasmania; sixteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by: a son, Gregory J. Bacorn in June 1974; brothers and wives Rodney (Lucille), Russell, Merton, and Robert; and sisters Genevieve Bacorn, Blanche Berry, Ruth Wilcox, Marie (Walter) Sherman and Isabel (Charles) Wiles. Friends and family may call from 11–1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street Dushore, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m.  Full military honors will be accorded in the Garden of Memory, Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills, Pa. - Towanda  Daily Review on 1/31/2009

 

BAGLINI Varese J. Baglini

99, of Sayre, Pa., died Sunday evening, Feb. 10, 2013, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Varese was born in Vercchio, Italy, on Nov. 20, 1913, the son of Fred and Amelia Baglini.  He received his elementary education in Italy and was a graduate of Sayre High School class of 1931.  He was employed as a machinist by the Lehigh Valley Railroad in Sayre for 41 years until his retirement.  Varese was a member of the Epiphany Parish and Roma Madre Lodge No. 1342 Order Sons of Italy in Sayre. Varese enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and loved working in his large vegetable garden.  He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 75 years, Lucy Ursida Baglini at home; sons and daughters-inlaw, Fred and Debra Baglini of Sarasota,  Fla., Thomas and JoAnn Baglini of Philadelphia, Pa.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Anna Kenney of Tacoma Park, Md.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Evo, Joseph and John Baglini.  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4 - 6 p.m. at the Alteri- Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St. Sayre, Pa. A prayer service will be held Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at 9 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at the Epiphany Parish, South Elmer Avenue, Sayre, Pa. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.   Sayre Morning Times – February 12, 2013

 

BAILEY –CARRIE S. VANDERPOOL, 88, of the Colonial Towers, Towanda, Pa. passed away Saturday morning, April 26, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Carrie was born in Towanda, Pa. on July 3, 1925, the daughter of Myron and Molly Heeman Bailey. Carrie loved God, her family and home. Surviving are her children, JoAnne Crayton and husband Lynn of Franklindale, Rosemary Deel and husband Troy of Ohio, Floyd Douglas and wife Irene of Georgia, Susan Sill and husband David of Lansing, N.Y., John Vanderpool and companion Eleanor Vanderpool of Towanda, Luke Vanderpool of Athens; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins; special caregiver, Sandy Stroud; special caregiver and great-nephew, William "Butch" Hatch. In addition to her parents, Carrie was preceded in death by husbands, Grover Vanderpool and Floyd Vanderpool; sons, Robbie Douglas and Harold Vanderpool; sisters, Eunice Santulli, Ellen Bailey and Dorothy Vanderpool. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with Pastor Thomas Geiger of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 4/27/2014

 

CHARLES H. BAILEY, 86, of Main Street, Monroeton, died Friday morning, 26 Nov. 2004, at the Sayre House, Sayre.  Born Jan. 15, 1918, in Harrisburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Hervey and Nellie Bailey.  In earlier years Charles attended Troy Area Schools and later served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  Following his return home after completing his military service, Charles became employed by various auto dealerships in the area.  He was later employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 31 years until his retirement in 1981.  He was a member of the Monroeton United Methodist Church and Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda.  Charles enjoyed working on small engines.  He also enjoyed helping his friends and neighbors in the Monroeton area in making repairs to their lawn and garden equipment and plowing snow in the winter.  In the 19602 Charles participated as a race car mechanic for racing events at the Towanda Fair Grounds.  He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Phyllis Bailey, at home; three daughters and sons-in-law; Ruth and Stephen Suho of Athens Township, Kathy and Benjamin Innes of Woolrich, Pa., and Audrey and William Kilmer of Julian, Pa.; and his grandchildren, Jeffrey Suho, Penn State University at State College, Pa., Elizabeth Shortledge and her husband, Tom, of Rockville, Md., Christopher Suho of Nashville, Tenn., Brian Innes of Monmouth Junction, N.J., and Nicole and Shannon Kilmer, both of Julian, Pa.  A private funeral service will be held at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, Towanda.  There are no calling hours.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Monroe Hose Company, Monroeton, Pa. in Charles H. Bailey’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

CLARENCE A. BAILEY, 81, of Elmira, NY died March 28, 1988 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital.  He was born September 17, 1906 in Austinville, PA, the son of William and Bertha Wilson Bailey.  He was a member of Southport Baptist Church and was the founder of Bailey Sheeting Co. in 1956.  He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Paul Hale of Port Charlotte, FL, Eleanor Bailey of Horseheads, NY, Barbara and Howard Harris of Elmira; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Joan Bailey of Rochester, NY, Ted and Marilyn Bailey of Pine City, NY, Ike and Marilyn Bailey of Factoryville, PA, Mert and Ruth Bailey of Elmira, James L. and Teresa Bailey of Millerton, PA.  Bill and Louise Bailey of Port Charlotte, FL, Richard and John Bailey, both of Elmira; sisters, Delores Burleigh of Roseville, PA, Betty Mosher of Columbia Cross Roads; brothers, William Bailey, Jr. of Mansfield, Lyndon Bailey of Sulphur Springs, FL; two sisters-in-law, Betty Montgomery of San Diego, CA, Mrs. Leon Daniels of Gillett RD; 48 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his wife Sarah Mildred Bailey and sons, Harold, Clarence Jr. and Donald and daughter Doris Donald.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the Southport Baptist Church March 31 (10 a.m.) with Rev. David Jackson officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Arrangements were by the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira. –Troy Gazette-Register.

BAILEY –EDNA IRENE BADGER, 60, of New Albany died Friday morning July 15, 1988 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born April 19, 1928 in Burlington Township, she was a daughter of Lincoln and Nellie Finnerty Bailey. Mrs. Badger was formerly employed by the Bradford County Quality Home Care Services and was later employed by the LaPorte United Methodist Home, LaPorte. She was a member of the Monroeton Rod and Gun Club and was a former member of the Towanda Eagles auxiliary. She enjoyed fishing in her spare time and was an avid bingo player. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. William (Deborah) Sharts, Sugar Run, Mrs. Tommy (Wendy) Martin of Henderson, Nevada, Mrs. Kevin (Peggy) Huycks, Laceyville and Mrs. Thomas (Jody) Miller of Wyalusing; six sons, Richard of Gillett, Arthur of Laceyville, Terry stationed with the U.S. Coast Guard in Florida, Mark of New Albany, Timothy, stationed with the U.S. Air Force in England, Charlie of New Albany; her mother, Mrs. Nellie Bailey Morse of Canton; 12 grandchildren; also six sisters and four brothers. The funeral and committal service will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Janice Green pastor of the New Albany Cooperative Parish officiating. Interment will be at a later date at Bradford County Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 until 9 at the funeral home.

BAILEY Eleanor M."Elly"
Age 82 longtime resident of Elcor Health Services, Horseheads, NY. died December 17th, 2009 at St. Josephs Hospital. Elly had a smile that would fill a room with joy. She rose into our lives like a promised sunrise brightening our days with the light in her eyes. Elly is survived by brothers and sisters as follows: Barb (Howard) Harris, Joan (Paul) Hale, Larry (Theresa) Bailey, John (Kathy) Bailey, Bill (Louise) Bailey, Dick (Kathy) Bailey, Bob (Joan) Bailey. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Tuesday, December 22st, 2009 from 10:00AM to 11:00AM. Funeral and committal services will directly follow the calling hour at 11:00AM. Lay Pastor John Knapp will officiate. Interment services will follow in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA. Those wishing may make memorial donations in Ellys' name to the charity of your own choice. Elly was a blessing to everyone, You are our dancing angel Elly, you will be missed. "We love you."  Published in Star-Gazette from December 19 to December 20, 2009

FREDERICK G. BAILEY, 70, of Clark Street, Waverly, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, at the Tioga Nursing Facility.  Born March 11, 1933, in Terry Township, he was the son of the late George and Lillian Vanderpool Bailey.  Frederick worked for the Lehigh Valley Railroad and Northurp Disposal.  He was an avid NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt fan and loved the Chemung Races.  He is survived by his sons Kenn (Kandy) Bailey of Sayre and Richard Bailey of Columbia Cross Roads; his daughters, Dorothy (Ken) Hart of Columbia Cross Roads, Bonnie (Richard) Houck of New Albany, Lillian (Wilbur) Dymond of Tunkhannock Falls, Beverly (Frank) Talada of Greens Landing, Rosemary (Leo) Kipp of New Albany and Rita Bailey of Sayre; and also 18 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and several cousins.  Frederick was predeceased by two sons, Ronnie and Hoyt Bailey, and his former wife, Eleanor Bailey.  Friends may call Saturday from 4-5 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly, N.Y.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home with Pastor William Kohler officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. –Towanda Daily Review.

BAILEY –GERALDINE ‘GERRY’ SPENCER, 78, of 37 W. Union Street, Apt. 108, Canton, died Monday, Aug. 2, 1993, at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport.  She was born March 29, 1915, in Troy, the daughter of Robert Albert and Clara Rockwell Bailey.  Gerry was a bookkeeper for several businesses in the Canton area.  She had been employed for American LaFrance and Eclipse in Elmira in the late ‘30s and early ‘40s.  Gerry was an active member and pianist of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Grover.  She was a former member of the Canton Ladies Bowling League and received many bowling awards.  Surviving are four sons, William L. of Canton RR 2, Robert A. of Greensboro, N.C. and Joseph E. and Stephen A., both of Roaring Branch RR 1; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.  Gerry was predeceased by her husband, Walter L., on Aug. 10, 1988, and a son, Thomas A. on April 3, 1993.  Visitations will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center Street, Canton.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Grover, with the Rev. Richard D. Leonard, her pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family suggests memorial contributions may be directed to St. John’s United Methodist Church, Grover, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

GALEN F. ‘CAP’ BAILEY, 86, well-known former Towanda businessman of Towanda RR 6, Wysox Township, died Thursday evening, June 2, 2005.  Born June 2, 1919, at home in East Canton, he was the son of the late Herbert Bailey and Eva McGuinnis Bailey.  Galen was a graduate of Canton High School Class of 1938.  Following high school, Galen was accepted at Penn State University on a full football athletic scholarship.  Galen played football for Penn State University for two seasons as a punter and fullback until he was called to serve his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.  Galen enter the U.S. Army on July 23, 1941, and later served with Company I, 323rd Infantry, 81st Division in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre.  He was severely wounded in combat on the island of Peleliu in the western Pacific and subsequently received his honorable discharge from military service on April 17, 1946.  He was a recipient of the Purple Heart service medal.  Following his return home from the military, Galen was employed first by the Dayton Milling Co. in Towanda and later by the Wyalusing National Bank and the First National Bank in Towanda.  On June 4, 1948, he married the former Beulah Murphy in Canton.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years on Nov. 16, 1993.  Galen operated his own accounting and Tax service on Main Street in Towanda for 37 years until his retirement.  In service to his community, Galen served as a member of the Towanda School Building Authority and as a Wysox Township auditor for a number of years.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Towanda, the Ulster Bowling Hall of Fame and the Starlite Lanes Bowling Hall of Fame.  Galen was a life member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and its World War II Last Man Club, Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda; the Wysox Ambulance Association; and the Towanda Gun Club.  He was a past member of the Towanda Country Club, Penn State Letterman’s Club and the Penn State Alumni Association.  Galen will be fondly remembered by his family and many friends as a devoted Penn State fan and supporter and for his love of people, sports, camping and bowling.  He will be greatly missed.  Surviving are his children, Rodney N. Bailey and his wife, Lynn C. Bailey, of Williamsport, Pa., Gary F. Bailey and his wife, Mary Theresa Bailey, of Hornbrook, Towanda RR 5, and Cheryl K. Bailey and Charles Donovan of Myersburg; grandchildren, Grayson F. Bailey, Maria M. Bailey and her fiancé, Randy I. Chase, Kimberly Womeldorf and Stacey Bailey; great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Heidi Womeldorf; sisters, Irene Bailey of Lancaster, Pa., and Frances Kosmer of Syracuse, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many good friends.  In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Bailey.  The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 6, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Richard Barner, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda officiating.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 505 North Parkway, Box 3704, Memphis, Tenn. in Galen F. Bailey’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

LINCOLN A. BAILEY, 20, Towanda RD 1, died Sunday morning, June 29, 1980, as the result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.  He was born August 16, 1959, the son of Thomas of Roberta Mosier Bailey.  He spent his early years in Troy and attended Troy Elementary Schools.  He later graduated from Troy High School.  Mr. Bailey was employed in the maintenance department of the Bradford County Manor.  He loved to hunt and fish and was a sports enthusiast as well as an avid music fan.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by three brothers, Thomas Jr., of Canton, Howard and Paul, both at home; three sisters, Mrs. Herbert (Juanita) Brown of Ulster; Mrs. Felica Watkins, Towanda RD 3, Miss Viola Bailey at home; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Neiley Morris, Saco, Pa.; maternal grandfather August G. Mosier, Sr., Wyalusing RD 1, one niece and one nephew, several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Archer-Miller-McCloskey funeral Home, 23 Main St. Towanda.  Burial will be in Bradford Co. Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

BAILEY Lloyd Bailey

75, of Towanda, Pa., died early Monday morning, Dec. 24, 2012 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Twp., Pa.  Lloyd was born Feb. 5, 1937 in Sayre, Pa., a son of Wesley John and Elizabeth Johnson Bailey. He was formerly employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda and Towanda Iron and Metal. Lloyd enjoyed the outdoors and fishing.  He is survived by his children Kathy Jo Bailey of Elmira, N.Y., Emma Manuel of Jacksonville, Ill., Lloyd E. Bailey of Kentucky, seven grandchildren; brothers Charles (Marleta) Bailey of Rome, Pa., John Bailey of Franklindale, Pa.; sisters Emma Larrabee of Towanda, Kathryn Vanderpool of Towanda as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Sarah Bailey and brothers Edward and Frederick Bailey.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Thomas Geiger, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. There are no calling hours.   Towanda Daily Review – December 25, 2012

 

BAILEY   Mrs. Lydia B. Frisbie of Columbia Cross Roads RD 1, whife of Milton Frisbie, died Saturday, June 24, in Troy Community Hospital where she had been a patient for the past four weeks.  Mrs. Frisbie was 51 years of age, having been born at Overshot, this county, Feb. 15, 1910, the daughter of George and Mary ISBELL Bailey.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by four sons, Orin BENNETT of Muncie, Ind., Charles Bennett of Columbia Cross Roads, Milton Frisbie Jr. and Michael Frisbie at home; a daughter Joan Frisbie at home; a step-daughter, Helen Morley, of East Athens; three brothers, Lincoln Dailey and Edwin Bailey of Towanda, Glenn Bailey of New Castle, Dela., a sister, Mrs Elva Gross, of Columbia Cross Raods; seven grandchildren and several neices and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Miller Funeral Home, 23 Main Street, with burial in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Rev Harry Ferguson, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church will officate. RHW.  June 26, 1961, Towanda Daily Review.

BAILEY –MARY B. CHILSON, 80, widow of Robert Edward Chilson Sr., of 108 Ward Ave., Towanda, a former longtime resident of Bridge Street Hill, Towanda, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, at her home.  Born June 11, 1919, in Homets Ferry, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William and Martha Kinney Bailey.  Mary was formerly employed by the Tomahawk and McGuire’s restaurants in Towanda as a cook and by the Crystal springs Motel in North Towanda.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Edward Chilson Sr., in October 1972.  Mary’s main interest in life encompassed her home and family.  Surviving are a son and his wife, Robert Edward and Joan Chilson Jr. of Central Square, N.Y.; four daughters, Cecelia and her husband, Max Belawske, of Burlington, Pa., Mary Frisbie of Towanda, Sandra and her husband, David Benjamin, of Towanda and Robin Townsend of Northampton, Pa.; 22 grandchildren, five great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters; a sister and her husband Marcella and Phillip Bruckman of Coplay, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, Pa. officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday afternoon one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.  Friends who wish may direct memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA in Mrs. Chilson’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

BAILEY Mary B. CHILSON, 80, former longtime resident of Towanda, PA, died Saturday, December 11, 1999 at her home.  Born June 11, 1919 in Homets Ferry, PA she was the daughter of the late William and Martha Kinney Bailey.  Mary was formerly employed at the Tomahawk and McGuire’s restaurants in Towanda and by Crystal Springs Motel.  Among her survivors are a son; four daughters, including Cecelia and her husband, Max Belawske of Burlington, PA; 22 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Edward Chilson Sr. in 1972.  Services were held December 14 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating and interment to be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.  Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701 in Mrs. Chilson’s memory.  TGR

BAILEY - MYRTLE BAILEY HARRIS
 Myrtle Bailey Harris, 88, of Monroeton, PA died Thursday, September 15, 1994 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born August 2, 1906 in Eldredsville, PA, she was a daughter of the late Fred Truman and Carrie Knupper Bailey. Mrs. Harris was a long-time resident of Monroeton. In earlier years she attended school in Laquin.  On August 6, 1929 she married Geoffrey W. "Dode" Harris in Binghamton, NY.  He preceded her in death on February 8, 1992 after 62 years of marriage. She was a member of the Towanda First Presbyterian Church, a former member and officer of the Monroeton Rebekah Lodge and a charter member of the French Choppers Chapter NCHA Camping Association. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Lyall and Bobbie Harris of Monroeton, Leo C. and Shirley Harris of Monroeton; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Cleo and Horatio Gates of Springfied, PA and Phyllis and Charles Bailey of Monroeton; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Clifford "Tip" and Elenor Harris of Corning, NY; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Helen Harris of Towanda; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Rowena M. Bailey, in 1918; brothers, Wilmer K. Bailey, in 1979 and Brenton F. Bailey, in 1983. Funeral services were held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda on September 18 with the Rev. Kenneth J. Lynde officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA. Memorials may be directed to the Towanda First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, PA 18848 or the Monroeton Public Library, PO Box 145, Monroeton, PA 18832 in Mrs. Myrtle B. Harris' memory. (TGR, Thursday, September 22, 1994)

 

BAILEY Nancy Bailey Passeri

On the morning of Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, Nancy (Bailey) Passeri of Canton died quietly at Bradford County Manor. She was 91 years of age. Born July 18, 1922, in Elmira, N.Y., she was the daughter of Glenn and Leah (Sherman) Bailey. In 1939, she was married to her longtime sweetheart, Eugene "Geno" Passeri, and together they raised a son and four daughters and shared almost 62 years until Geno's passing in March of 2001. Nancy enjoyed bowling, crocheting, jig saw puzzles, Bingo and traveling. Most of all, Nancy enjoyed the company of her family, and at the age of 90 she was still traveling frequently to visit children and grandchildren in Missouri. She was a woman who possessed a deep, abiding faith in the Lord and drew strength from His Word during life's difficulties. Nancy is survived by her son, Rudy (Diane) Passeri of Canton; daughters, Ann Glynn of Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., Ruth Gates of Chillicothe, Mo., and Judy (Gary) Brown of Canton; brother, Glenn (Mary) Bailey Jr. of Troy; sister, Jackie Wesneski of Canton; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughters, Jean Passeri and Michelle Ragen; brother, Mark Bailey; sisters, Lorraine Warner, Kathleen Terry, Frieda Bailey, Joyce Bailey and Virginia June. Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 4 N. Center St., Canton. A service will follow at 6 p.m. with Pastor Ron Bly officiating. Interment will be Thursday in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Towanda Daily Review – September 30, 2013

 

BAILEY Phyllis M. Bailey

92, of 90 Shaw Blvd., Monroeton, Pa., died Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Phyllis was born in Laquin, Pa., on June 23, 1921 the daughter of Frederick T. Bailey and Carrie L. Knupper Bailey. She was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1940. Phyllis served as a postal clerk and as assistant post master for the Monroeton Post Office for many years. She was a member of the Monroeton United Methodist Church and served as church organist for the Monroeton Presbyterian Church for many years. Phyllis loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed playing cards with her family, hosting memorable family reunions and over the years crocheted many hats and mittens for school children and churches in need and lap robes for residents at the Bradford County Manor. Phyllis was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge of Towanda.  Surviving are her daughters, Ruth (Stephen) Suho, Kathy (Benjamin) Innes, Audrey (William) Kilmer, grandchildren, Brian (Natalie) Innes, Chris (Jennifer) Suho, Elizabeth (Tom) Shortledge, Nicole (Ryan) Newman, Adam (Rebecca) Innes, Jeffrey Suho, Erik Kilmer (Joi Lucas), Shannon Kilmer, great-grandchildren, Rhys Newman, Lyla Innes, Jack Shortledge and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Charles H. Bailey, on November 26, 2004 and by siblings, Wilmer Bailey, Brenton Bailey, Myrtle Harris and Cleo Gates.  The funeral service will be held Friday, December 6, 2013 at noon at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Contributions may be directed to the Monroe Hose Company, PO Box 48, Monroeton, PA 18832 in Phyllis M. Bailey's memory.  Sayre Morning Times – December 5, 2013

 

RAYMOND ALBERT BAILEY, 76, of Ulster, RR2 (Burlington Twp.), PA died Saturday, April 12, 2003 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, PA.  Born April 18, 1926 in Sayre, PA he was a son of the late Lincoln Bailey and Nellie Finnerty Bailey Morse.  Raymond was a veteran of World War II, having served in the US Army where he earned the Purple Heart and a Bronze Battle Star.  He served as chief maintenance officer at Fort Perry in Ohio for many years.  He was a member of the Troy Vets Club, AMVETS Post No. 261, Towanda, BPOE Lodge No. 2191, Towanda; Bradford County Outboard Motor Club, and the French Choppers Camping Club.  Among his survivors are his wife, Ellen Morse Bailey; five children; Doris Bailey of Townsend, Tenn., Raymond Bailey and his wife, Brenda, of Vickery, Ohio, Sarah Bailey of Oak Harbor, Ohio, George Bailey-Trackmorten of Freemont, Ohio, and Lean Bumgardner of Washington; his step-sons, James Nowak and his wife, Sharon, of Genoa, Ohio, Robert Holcombe Jr. and his wife Lola, of Towanda and Edwin Holcomb and his wife, Patsy, of Litchfield; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his brothers Howard Bailey of Towanda, Thomas Bailey of LeRoy and William Bailey of Towanda; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth and John Hurbert of Towanda, George and Howard Felker of Clarks Summit, Mary and Wes Smith of Florida, Joyce and Howard Smith of Warner Robins, Ga., Alice and Cosby Dudley Sr. of Saluda, N.C., and Sherry and Raymond Werkeiser of Maryland.  He was preceded in death by a stepson, Kenney Nowak, and two sisters, Edna Badger and Bessie Quackenbush.   Services were to be held April 15 at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills.  Military honors were accorded by Towanda Legion Post No. 42.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Elks National foundation, Towanda Elks Lodge, Towanda, Pa in Raymond’s memory. -Troy Gazette-Register & Towanda Daily Review.

BAILEY - Thomas F. Bailey Sr., 82, of Canton RR1, LeRoy Twp., Pa., died Monday morning Dec. 28, 2009 at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy, Pa.  Born April 12, 1927 in Towanda, Pa., he was the son of the late Lincoln A. Bailey and Nellie FINNERTY Bailey.  Tom attended the Towanda Schools and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.  In earlier years he worked on the family farm in Towanda Twp., and drove milk truck.  He was later employed by F.P. Case and Sons Construction in Troy and Dunn Brothers Construction in Towanda. Tom also operated a chicken farm in Plant City, Florida for a number of years.  He was a life member of Canton V.F.W. Post No. 714 and a life member of Beirne-Webster V.F.W. Post No. 1568, Towanda.  Surviving are: his sons, Thomas F. Bailey Jr. of Arizona, Howard Bailey and his wife, Wanda of Blacksburg, S.C., Paul Bailey of Arizona; his daughters, Juanita Brown of Laporte, Pa., Felicia Sampson and her husband, David of LeRoy, Pa., Viola Rockwell of Arizona; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; his sisters, Ruth Herbert of Towanda, Pa., Alice Dudley and her husband, Cosby of Saluda, N.C., Mary Smith and her husband, West of Towanda, Pa., Sherry Werkheiser and her husband, Raymond of Ogden, Utah; his brothers, Howard Bailey of Towanda, Pa., William Bailey of Towanda, Pa., an uncle, Edwin Bailey of Towanda, Pa.; many nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta June Mosier Bailey on Dec. 14, 1985; a son Lincoln Bailey on June 28, 1980; a brother, Raymond Bailey; and his sisters, Edna Badger, Joyce Smith, Georgia Felker and Bessie Quackenbush.  A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Michael Geedy, of the Lighthouse of Faith Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa., at a later date.  There are no calling hours.   30 Dec 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

WILLIAM C. BAILEY JR., 72, of 209-B Corey Creek Apts., Mansfield, Pa., died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1993, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  He was born in Snedekerville, Pa., Sept. 15, 1921, a son of William C. and Bertha L. Wilson Bailey.  He is survived by three daughters; Sandra K. and Gordon H. Culver of Fayetville, N.C., Stephanie and Thomas Ospitale of Walterboro, S.C., and Jeanne and William Hendrick of Rochester, N.Y.; one son and daughter-in-law, William Craig and Karen Bailey of Blossburg, Pa.; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; two sisters; Mrs. Betty Mosher and Ms. Dolores Burleigh, both of Columbia Cross Roads; and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his first wife, Lola Louise Acla Bailey, in December 1952 and by his second wife, L. Janice Ford Bailey, in May 1955; and five brothers; Clarence, Orson, Albert, Jack and Linden.  Mr. Bailey was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church in Mansfield; the Friendship Lodge No. 247, F&AM; the Williamsport Consistory; and the Shriners of Wilkes-Barre.  For many years he served as a state Republican committeeman and was presently serving on the Mansfield Borough Council.  He managed the Prudential Insurance Co. office in Williamsport, retiring from there after many years of service.  Donations in his memory may be made to the St. James Episcopal Church Building Fund, c/o Pat Gridley, 117 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa.  Friends may call at the C. Haines Scureman Funeral Home, P.C. 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, on Thursday, Dec. 23, 1993, from 6 to 9 p.m.  A Masonic service will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 24, 1993 at the St. James Episcopal Church, corner of East Wellsboro and St. James streets in Mansfield, with the Rev. Rudolph J. Van der Hiel officiating.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. –Towanda Daily Review.

 

BAKER –BETTY BAKER CARR, 65, wife of Elwood J. Carr of LeRaysville died Tuesday morning January 26, 1988 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born January 13, 1923 in Tunkhannock, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Helen Ball Baker. Betty spent her early life in Tunkhannock, graduating from high school there in 1939 and later graduating from the Mansfield State Teachers College in 1941. On June 14, 1946 she married Elwood J. Carr in Towson, Md. Mrs. Carr taught school for a brief time in Nicholson, Pa. and later taught at the former LeRaysville High School for many years. Mrs. Carr served as librarian of the Northeast Bradford High School for 30 years retiring in 1983. Betty was an active member of the United Church of Christ, LeRaysville where she served as church board secretary and editor of the church newspaper. She was active in community affairs, was an advisory board member of Sage House and Children and Youth Services in Towanda and was a member of the Bradford-Sullivan Retired Teachers Association and the Mansfield Alumni Association. Betty was well known and possessed many friends who will remember her for her kind and gracious personality, her willingness to help others and her great love of family, church and home. Surviving are her husband, Elwood at home; a daughter, Wendy Regab, LeRaysville: two daughters and sons-in-law: Barbara and Jeffrey Kistler, New Tripoli, Pa. and Rosalie and Mark Cook, Wysox RD 2; a son and daughter-in-law, James E. and Janet Carr, Rove RD 1; a son-in-law, James Parks, Sayer: nine grandchildren; Stephen Parks, Sayre; Michael and Mathew Kistler, New Tripoli, Pa.; Kareem and Ramy Ragab, LeRaysville; Emily and Amy Cook, Wysox RD2; Jaime and Jessica Carr, Rome RD 1; two sisters, Mrs. Charles W. (Eleanor) Thompson, Fort Washington, Pa. and Mrs. Marie Troxell, Dallas, Pa.; a brother, Howard W. Baker Jr. of Charlotte, N.C.; an aunt and uncle, Genevieve and Rudy Baer, Horseheads, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marilyn Parks on January 27, 1979. A memorial service will be held Friday afternoon at 2 at the United Church of Christ, LeRaysville with her pastor, the Rev. Richard Druckenbaugh officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The family will provide their own flowers and request that memorials may be directed to the LeRaysville United Church of Christ in care of Mrs. Ruth Rogers, Box 23, LeRaysville, Pa. in Mrs. Carr’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

 

BAKER Edna Bacorn

90, of Lowman died Sunday July 8, 2012 at the Elderwood Health Care Facility in Waverly.  Born April 9, 1922, in Towanda, Pa. Edna worked as a nurses’ aide for many years at the Tioga Nursing Home. She loved reading the newspaper, television, her word puzzles, rides in the country, and traveling.  Surviving Edna are her children Carl Crossett, Milltown, Lorraine Burgess, Lowman, Keith Crossett, Erin, Gil (Joette) Crossett, Milltown and Kathy (Mark) Jessmore, Elmira, 18 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is also survived by her two sisters, Dorothy Williams of Barton and Nellie Rimbey of Sayre.  A Graveside service will be held Thursday July 12, at 1:00 p.m. at Bradford County Memorial Park. Arrangements are with the Luckner Funeral Home 449 Park Avenue Waverly NY.  Sayre Morning Times – July 11, 2012

 

BAKER Marguerite - Marguerite A. Brown, 69, widow of Kenneth E. “Kenny” Brown of Wyalusing RR 4, Wyalusing Twp., PA, died Tuesday afternoon, May 25, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Marguerite was born Jan. 31, 1941 in Dover, NJ, the daughter of William Lewis Baker and Dorothy Fritz Baker. She was formerly employed by the American Legion Post in Black Walnut. Marguerite enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, crocheting and was an avid NASCAR fan. Survivors include her children, Donald Juckett of Cleveland, OH, Lisa Pacino and her husband, Paul Pacino of Braintree, MA, Tracy Woodruff and his fiancé, Beth Kisner of Wyalusing RR 4; grandchildren, R.J., Brandon, Jessica, Chayton, Brynn, Reiss and Ryan; step-grandchildren, Aaron, Ashley and Kira. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth E. “Kenny” Brown on August 2, 2004. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701-3945 in Marguerite’s memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, PA is assisting Marguerite's family with arrangements. – Wyalusing Rocket Courier, May 27, 2010

BAKER –MARION BAKER SELLECK, 79 wife of Floyd W. Selleck of Punta Gorda, Fla., formerly of Monroeton RR 1 died Monday, May 29, 1995 at her home in Punta Gorda after a brief illness.  Born Dec. 3, 1915 in Finchville, Md., she was a daughter of the late Charles A. and Caroline Marshall Baker.  On April 8, 1929 she married Floyd W. Selleck of Monroeton.  Mrs. Selleck was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 18 years.  Surviving are; her husband of 66 years, Floyd W. Selleck of Punta Gorda; a daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Richard Ellsworth of Punta Gorda; three sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel and Delores Selleck of Raleigh, N.C., Paul and Eva Selleck of New Albany and Arthur Wayne and Dorothy Selleck of Palm Bay, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Karen Selleck of Ulster RR 2 (Saco); a brother and sister-in-law, Dr. R. A. and Vivian Baker of Kirkwood, N.J.; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by a son, Fred A. Selleck on Dec. 16, 1992.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, June 1, 1995 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. David Selleck, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Clarion officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  There are no calling hours.  –Towanda Daily Review

BAKER Ruth M. Thompson
85, of Sayre, Pa., died surrounded by her five loving daughters on Monday, Sept. 6, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital. She was born in Waverly, N.Y., on June 23, 1926 the daughter of the late Bill and Addie Sickler Baker. Ruth was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. She was a great fan of country music, especially Hank Williams, Sr., and Gospel Music. Ruth was an avid collector of Santa Clauses.  She is predeceased by her husband Gerald, son Jerry, father Bill Baker, and mother Addie Park. Ruth is survived by her children, Marsha Wolcott of Nichols, N.Y., Georgiana Ellers of Waverly, N.Y., Cindy Thompson of Sayre, Pa., Avis Haxton of Athens, Pa. and Belinda Randall of Athens, Pa.; grandchildren, Zina Chandler, Pam and Bill Lahar, Tina Driesbaugh, Collette Ellers, Todd and Lori Randall, T.J. Haxton, Sheena Haxton, Jeffrey Cannavino, and Thomas and Christine Frost; great-grandchildren, Gerald, Marsha, Jessica, Tabitha, Michelle; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Williams, Nellie Rimby, and Edna Bacorn; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, Sept. 10 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will be heldat noon at the funeral home with the Rev. Linda Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luther Mills, Pa. Donations may be made in memory of Ruth to: Stray Haven, 194 Shephard Road, Waverly, NY 14892. - Towanda Daily Review, September 8, 2010

BAKER - Suzanne (Baker) Zepkowski, 69, formerly of Towanda, Pa., died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at the Ontario County Health Facility in Hopewell, N.Y.  She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Mike Zepkowski; four children, Calvin Zepkowski (Merry Barkley), Colleen Baumann, Cindy Mapes and Chris (Michelle) Zepkowski; five grandchildren, Jason (Gretchen) Zepkowski, Erin Zepkowski, Melissa Zepkowski, Cory Zepkowski and Curtis Mapes; four great-grandchildren, Lauren, Andersen, Logan and Michelle; her mother, Laura Janice Witmer; her sister, Carole (Ray) Darling; and her brother, Alan (Wanda) Baker.  She was predeceased by her father, Edmund Baker, and grandfather, Boyd Baker.  A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 24, at the North Towanda United Methodist Church, Church Hill Drive, Towanda. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mill.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 160 Allens Creek Road, Building 160, Rochester, N.Y. 14618.  Arrangements are by Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home Inc., Canandaigua, N.Y.  22 May 2009, Daily Review.

BALLARD, RAY M.   Services were held May 27 for Ray M. Ballard, 74, of West Burlington,, at W. Burlington United Methodist Church with Rev. Edward Thigpen officiating.  Burial was in Bradford County Memorial Park.   Mr. Ballard died May 25, 1984 at Troy Community Hospital.  He was born Oct. 16, 1909 in W. Burl. Twp., son of Harry and Grace Peters Ballard.  He was a member of W. Burlington UMC andretired from Westinghouse, Horseheads, in 1970.  He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elsie McKean Ballard; daughter, Mrs. Harold (Patricia) Lane of Sayre; son, Kenneth R. Ballard of Troy; four grandchildren.  (TGR May 31, 1984)

BALMER - OLDROYD
Eleanor Mae Balmer (SRGP 37291) Age 81, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, died peacefully on Sunday, December 4, 2005, at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA. She was born on August 12, 1924 in Fassett, PA, a daughter of the late Oliver and Florence (Yeisley) Balmer. She graduated from Troy High School in 1942 and then on June 27, 1942, she married Clayton H. Oldroyd, who predeceased her on September 28, 1999. Eleanor was a homemaker who worked side by side with Clayton on their dairy farm. She was well known for her cooking, and she enjoyed serving her pies, cakes and rolls to friends, relatives and anyone who stopped in for a chat. She always looked forward to her yearly class reunions, joining her friends in the Friday morning breakfast group, and many evenings of square dancing, playing bingo, and playing cards with friends and relatives. Eleanor was a member of the Roseville Independent Baptist Church and a former member of the Fassett 4-H Club. In addition to her husband, Eleanor was predeceased by a grandson, Terry A. Woodard; sons-in-law, Barthel Truffa and Howard Guiles; brother, Raymond Balmer; sisters, Helen Kibbe, Carrie Hall and Edna Carey. Eleanor is survived by her four daughters, Priscilla Jackson-Six of Elmira, NY, Florence (Clarence) Woodard of Chesterfield, MI, Alice Truffa, of Aberdeen, MD and Mary (Charles) Dekle of Van Etten, NY; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; special nephew, James (Phyllis) Kibbe of Beaver Dams, NY and niece, Clara Hall of Elmira, NY; former son-in-law, H. Frank Six of Lawrenceville, PA. Family and friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA, on Wednesday, December 7, 2005, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. then from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, December 8, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Ray Umstead and Reverend Ivan Mathewson co-officiating. Interment will be at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills, PA. Memorials in Eleanor's name may be made to the Roseville Independent Baptist Church, Mansfield, PA 16933.

 

BALLARD Norman L. Ballard

59, of Troy, Pa. died on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital surrounded by his family. Norman was born on Jan. 20, 1954 in Sayre, Pa., a son of Kenneth R. Ballard of Troy, and the late Dorothy (Kinch) Ballard who died on Feb. 12, 2005. Norman was a Troy High School graduate, Class of 1971. After high school, Norman went to work for DuPont in Towanda where he was Maintenance Coordinator. Norman was a member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church and was one of its caretakers. He was an excellent mechanic, enjoyed repairing and restoring clocks, and when he wasn't working at DuPont he was working around the family farm. His father Ken, his brother Wesley E. Ballard of Troy, his nephews Jacob and Jeremiah Ballard, and his niece Joanna Ballard survive Norman. His mother Dorothy preceded him in death. Family and friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 at the West Burlington United Methodist Church, Rt. 6 in West Burlington, Pa. The memorial service to honor Norman's life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the church with his pastor and friend, Rev. Chris Nauta officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of his family in Bradford County Memorial Park. The Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 W. Main St., Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with arrangements. Contributions may be made in Norman's memory to the West Burlington United Methodist Church c/o/ Karen Schill, P.O. Box 44 Burlington, PA 18814. Towanda Daily Review – September 2, 2013

 

GARY LEE BALMER, 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Balmer of Meadow Lane, Pine City RD 2, Saturday, March 23,1957.  Survived by parents; sister, Linda Lou and brothers, Ronald and Edward Balmer all at home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clare Balmer of Orlando, Fla.; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hewitt of Millerton, Pa.; great-grandfathers, Arthur Balmer of Pine City RD 1, C. N. Hewitt of Millerton, Pa.; great-grandmother, Mrs. Cornelius Brooks of Elmira.  Body at Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., where friends may call today 2 to 4 and 7 to9 p.m.  Funeral announcement later, the Rev. Franklin Weaver.  Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/25/1957

BANGS –HULDAH MARIE ‘HUD’ (Bangs) MACNETT, 74, of RR 2, Columbia Cross Roads, died Tuesday, June 2, 1998, at Troy Community Hospital.  She was born on July 22, 1923, in Weltonville, N.Y., a daughter of the late Donald and Jenny (White) Bangs.  Huldah was a graduate of Waverly High School, Waverly, N.Y.  She was employed for 24 years as a teacher at the Martha Lloyd School in Troy, retiring in December, 1997.  During World War II, she was employed in the Eclipse Plant on the assembly line in Elmira Heights, N.Y.  After the war she later worked at Athens Valley Stockyard as a bookkeeper for a short time.  Huldah was a member of Springfield Baptist Church, Springfield Township.  She enjoyed reading and listening to music along with playing the piano for church services and functions for many years.  Huldah was a loving and devoted wife and mother.  She will always be remembered as a great rummie, pinochle and Scrabble player along with making excellent chocolate chip cookies.  Hannah is survived by her husband.  Stephen D. MacNett of RR 2, Columbia Cross Roads.  The couple observed their 53rd wedding anniversary on Oct. 24, 1997.  She also leaves two sons, Stephen C. and wife Kathy M. MacNett of Harrisburg, and David A. and wife Marian MacNett of Columbia Cross Roads; two daughters, Diana R. MacNett of Cape Coral, Fla. and Jane E. MacNett of Los Angeles, Calif.; five grandchildren, Colleen, Pamela, Jesse, Roy and Sharon MacNett; brother, Charles and wife Molly Bangs of Adams, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Polly Bangs of Chemung, N.Y.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 West Main St., Troy, Pa. on Friday, Jen 5, 1998, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.  The funeral service will immediately follow with the Rev. Charles Root officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Martha Lloyd School, 190 West Main St., Troy, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

BARBER Robert B. Sr.

84, of Montour Falls, NY, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, March 9, 2013. Bob was the oldest of five boys, born to Rex and Mildred (Tinklepaugh) Barber of Forest Lake, PA. He is survived by his wife, Nina (Barrett) Barber; daughter, Doris Harrington (Ronald Bullivant); son-in-law, Ernest Easling; four grandchildren, Michele Stone (Hector Lopez), Marie (Scott) Bowers, Devin Barber, and Susan Bullivant; six great-grandchildren, Trentin and Boyd Barber, Thea and Wynnie Bowers, Esteban Lopez, and Kearstin Masson; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Robert B. Barber Jr.; daughter Ann Easling; and his four brothers, Ernest, Paul, Harold, and Melvin Barber. Bob was the owner for over fifty years of Barber's Excavating and Trucking, Barber's Garage, Barber's Disposal, Barber's Ice, and the Sinclair Gas Station. He was a charter and lifetime member of the Millport Hunting Club and former member of the Montour Moose Club. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Thursday, March 14, from 4pm-6pm; followed by a funeral service at 6:00pm. A committal service and burial will be held Friday at 11:00am at the Bradford Memorial Park in Towanda, Star Gazette – March 17, 2013

 

Harold E. BARBUR, 61, of Rome RR 3, PA died Thursday, September 28, 1995 at memorial Hospital in Towanda following a short illness.  Born March 11, 1934 in Birchardville, PA, Susquehanna County, PA he was the son of the late Rex Boyd and Mildred Barbur.  He attended Troy area schools.  Harold worked at the Wysox creamery for 17 years.  He later worked at the Ann Page warehouse in Horseheads, NY.  He was a member of the teamsters union for 30 years.  Surviving are his wife, Patricia Weed Barbur at home; his children, Bonnie Lou Barbur of Towanda RR 5, Gary Lee Barbur of Towanda RR 5, Gerald and Judy Kay Barbur Howard of Wysox RR 2, PA, Rex Boyd and Ann Barbur of Montrose RR 1, PA; four grandchildren and one step-grandchild; two step-great-grandchildren; two brothers; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, a grandson and two brothers.  Funeral services were held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda on October 1 with the rev. Bernard Granham officiating and interment to be in the Bradford County memorial Park, Luthers Mills.   The family suggests that memorials be directed to Cook’s Pond Association, citizens and Northern bank in care of Terry DePew, 428 South Main St., Athens, PA 18810 in Harold Barbur’s memory.

LAWRENCE 'Mel' BARBUR
 Lawrence Melvin 'Mel' Barbur, 54, of Towanda died Tuesday, September 1, 1992 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre following an extended illness. Born September 28, 1937 in Birchardville, PA, he was a son of Rexford and Mildred Tinklepaugh Barbur. He served in the US Navy and had been employed with the Commonwealth Telephone Co. for 25 years until failing health no longer permitted him to continue.  He attended the Burlington United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife of 16 years, Phyllis M. Chamberlain Barbur; daughters and sons-in-law, Vicky and Mark Kowalski of Erie, PA and Jackie and Lewis Vanderpool of Towanda; stepchildren; Twylia and David Middaugh of Rome and Thomas J. Driscoll of Towanda; grandchildren, J.R. Stalford of Erie, Dustin, Andrew and Ethan Middaugh of Rome and James, Ty Warren and Susan Driscoll, Troy; three brothers and two sisters-in-law; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Lisa and by a brother, Paul, in 1984. Graveside memorial services were held September 5 at the Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills with the Rev. Jack Feaster officiating.  Arrangements were by the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda. The family requests memorials be sent to the American Heart Association in care of Mary Henderson, PO Box 428, Sayre, PA 18840 in Mr. Barbur's memory. (TGR, Thursday, September 10, 1992)

Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifBARNESBERTHA M. BONNEY, 103, widow of Raymond R. Bonney, formerly of Ulster and West Franklin, died Monday morning, Oct. 31, 1994, at the Bradford County Manor, Troy RR3.  Born Nov. 20, 1890, in Liberty Corners, Pa., she was a daughter of Ella Rundell Barnes.  She spent her early years in Macedonia and later resided in West Franklin where she assisted her husband, Raymond, in the operation of their farm.  Bertha was a member of the West Franklin United Methodist Church.  Following their retirement from farming, Mr. and Mrs. Bonney moved to the Ulster area.  Bertha faithfully attended the Ulster United Methodist Church and was active in the W. S. C. S. and the Sheshequin grange.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, in 1977 and by a stepson, Leo Bonney.  Surviving are Leo Bonney’s widow, Ruth of Sayre; grandchildren: Leo and Margery Bonney of Roanoak, Va., and Robert and Jean Bonney Shepps of Waverly, N.Y.; four great-grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew.  A graveside service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 2, 1994, at 11 a.m. at the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa., with the Rev. Sandy Foster, pastor of the Ulster United Methodist Church, officiating.   There are no calling hours.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Ulster United Methodist Church, Ulster, Pa. in Bertha Bonney’s memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Gordon Farr St., Ulster. –Towanda Daily Review.

BARNES - ERNA STORRS
 Services for Edna L. Storrs, 65, of Whitesboro, Texas, formerly of Roaring Branch, were held at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton, Aug 24, with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  Interment was in the Bradford County Memorial Park.  Mrs. Storrs died Aug 20, 1975 at the Sherman Texas hospital.  She was a former waitress at the Wheel Inn Club at Roaring Branch.  Surviving are her husband, Owen; brother, Ernest Barnes of Whitesboro, Tex.; aunt, Mrs. Morris McNett of Roaring  Branch RD; several nieces and nephews. (TGR, August 28, 1975)

BARNES –FRANCIS MAY BARNES SMILEY, 74 of 2 Weston St., Towanda died Thursday morning Feb. 19, 1998 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born April 18, 1923 in Rome, Pa. she was a daughter of the late Gordon and Irene Harmon Barnes.  In early years, Frances was employed by Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda and later by Herman Rynveld and Sons in New Albany, Pa.  She was a very talented seamstress and made many crafts.  Her specialty was creating Teddy bears which later placed smiles on faces of many area children.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Raymond Forbes Sr. of Myersburg, Pa.; a daughter, Margaret Vincent of Towanda; grandchildren, Raymond and Cherie Forbes Jr. of New Mexico, Jonathan Forbes of Luthers Mills, Michael and Tracey Forbes of Myersburg, Tammy Smiley of Saylorsburg, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Clayten Forbes, Dustin Westbrook and Alicia Forbes; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Marie and Edward Fory’s of Lockport, N.Y., Euleta and Burton Pierce of Towanda; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Shirley Barnes of Tonawanda, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Perley Gilbert Smiley on May 21, 1981 and a sister, Marjorie Barnes Parsons.  The funeral and committal service will be held Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998 at noon at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  There are no calling hours.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to American Lung Association of Northeast Pennsylvania, 738 S. Main Ave., Scranton, Pa. in Mrs. Smiley’s memory.  –Towanda Daly Review

BARNETT Mabel E. Nolte
87, of East Towanda, Pa., died
Monday evening, Dec. 6, 2010, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in North Towanda Twp., Pa. Mabel was born in Philadelphia, Pa. on Sept. 13, 1923, the daughter of the late Harry and Mabel Barnett. She attended Holy Family Catholic School in Philadelphia and during World War II was employed at the Johnsville Naval Base in Philadelphia. In later years, Mabel was employed at the J. Andrew Morrow school in Towanda. Mabel's life revolved around her church and family. She was a communicant of S.S. Peter & Paul Church in Towanda where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and participated in the church visitation ministry for a number of years. She was also a member of Widowed Persons Services and the Herrickville Sewing Club. She is survived by: her children, George (Kathleen) Nolte Jr. of Harleysville, Pa., Joseph Nolte of Towanda, Mabel (Ken) Kot of Towanda RR 6, Terrie (Dave) Weber of Towanda RR 6, and Kathy (Chuck) Weidenhammer of Hamburg, Pa.; daughter-in-law, Diane Mansfield of Baltimore, Md.; 16 grandchildren, George, Chris, Gregg, Joe, Diane, Fred, Melanie, Max, Missy, Michael, Marie, Kevin, Brandon, Bryan, Matt and J.R.; 25 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; two sisters, Theresa (Tim) Gibbons of Philadelphia, Pa., and Bernadette (Wink) Wingender of Maryland; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by: her husband, George E. Nolte Sr. on June 4, 1990; daughter, Betty Nolte Muller on Aug. 25, 1995; great-granddaughter, McKenzie Weidenhammer; and two brothers, Harry and Bill Barnett. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday evening at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, Pa. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 106 Third St., Towanda, PA 18848, in Mabel E. Nolte's memory. Daily Review - December 8, 2010

BARRATT, Tammy - On the afternoon of July 7, 2010, Tammy Barratt-Fuller of Monroeton died
unexpectedly at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. She was 49 years of age. Born in St. Albans, Vt., on Sept. 18, 1960, she was the daughter of Wayne and Carol (Lewis) Barratt. Tammy was the wife of Tracy Fuller, a native of Bradford County, whom she met in New England. They were married on Feb. 20, 1991, and resided in Burlington, Vt., prior to moving to Monroeton about nine months ago. She is survived by: her husband, Tracy, at home; son James Moreno of Burlington, Vt.; parents-in-law Paul and Rose Benjamin of Monroeton; brothers Wayne, Arnold, Tony and Richard; sisters Judy, Brenda and Heather; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Carol Barratt. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13, at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther's Mills, with Pastor Paul Benjamin officiating. There will be a viewing one hour before the service. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. - Towanda Daily Review, July 10, 2010

DUANE L. BARRETT
Duane L. Barrett, 62, of Millerton RR 1, PA, died Thursday, October 24, 1996 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born April 9, 1934 in Burlington Township, Bradford County, PA. He was formerly employed with Kennedy Valve and Capabilities Inc., both of Elmira, NY. Mr. Barrett was a lifetime farmer. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Barrett of Millerton, PA; his wife, Mary Catherine of Millerton RR 1; son, Theron Barrett of Conway, SC; daughter, Deanna Barrett of Canton, PA; grandson, Nicholas; step-granddaughter, Bonnie Murphy of Granville Summit, PA; stepson, Kevin Marbaker of Canton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Earl and Frances Barrett of Burdett, NY, Frederick and Louise Barrett of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Lloyd Barrett of Millerton; sisters and brothers-in-law, Myrtle Wandell of Athens, PA, Nina and Robert Barber of Montour Falls, NY, Doris Williams of Clifton Springs, NY; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Barrett was predeceased by his father, Lloyd Barrett, in 1958 and a brother, Howard Barrett, in 1995. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on October 26 with the Rev. John E. Thomson officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. (TGR Thursday, October 31, 1996)

BARRETT –MRS. HAZEL L. MAY, 75, of Canton RD 2 died Oct. 9, 1986 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira.  Mrs. May was born March 21, 1909 in N. Bend, the daughter of Henry and Maggie DeWitt Barrett.  She was a member of the Alba Christian Church.  Surviving are her husband of 17 years, Claude F. May; two daughters, Mrs. William (Margaret) Woodward of Covington and Mrs. George (Janice) Seeley, Sr. of Canton RD 2; one son, Lawrence Frease of Ulster; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  The funeral service will be held Friday, Oct 12 at 1 p.m. at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Max Doriani, her pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 7-9 p.m.  Those wishing may forward memorial donations to the Alba Christian Church memorial fund.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

BARRETT - MAY, HAZEL L.,   Services for Hazel L. May, 75, of Canton, were held Oct. 12 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home. Her pastor, Rev. Max Doriani officiated.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Memorial donations may be forwarded to the Alba Christian Church memorial fund.  Mrs. May died Oct. 9, 1984 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira.  She was born, March 21, 1909 in N. Bend, the daughter of Henry and Maggie DeWitt Barrett.  Surviving are her husband of 17 years, Claude F.May; daughters, Mrs.William (Margaret) Woodward, Covington and Mrs. George (Jancie) Seeley Sr., Canton; son, Lawrence Frease of Ulster; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  (TGR Oct. 18, 1984)

BARRETT MYRTLE M. WANDELL, 78, of Athens, Pa., died Sunday, March 27, 2005 at the Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness.  Born Nov. 26, 1926 in Burlington Township, she was a daughter of Lloyd and Dorothy Barrett.  She was predeceased by her husband, Harry Wandell; brothers Howard and Duane Barrett; sons Richard and John Wandell; two granddaughters, Denise Wandell Kisner, and Tina Louise Fenton, and grandson John Edwards and one great-grandson, Christopher Fenton.  She is survived by her two sons, William and Diane Wandell, Raleigh, N.C., and Harry and Donna Wandell, Athens, Pa., three daughters, Penny Clarke, Athens, Pa., Marlene Edwards, Athens, Pa. and Dawn and Howard Fenton, Athens, Pa.; daughter-in-law, Katie Wandell, Kissimmee, Fla., two sisters, Doris Williams, of Clifton Springs, N.Y., and Nina and Robert Barber, Montour Falls, N.Y. and three brothers, Earl Barrett, Okeechobee, Fla., Lloyd Barrett Jr., Burlington, Pa. and Fred and Louise Barrett, Springfield, Pa., 20 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, from 12 noon until 1 p.m. with funeral services following at 1 p.m. with Captain John Cornelius of the Salvation Army of Elmira, N.Y., officiating.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family at the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in the name of Myrtle M. Wandell to the GVEMS, 904 N. Leigh Ave., Sayre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BARRETT
Robert Barrett Sr. (SRGP 42062)
Robert C. Barrett Sr., 68, of Troy RD 3; died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 1978 at his home. He was born July 13, 1910 in Troy Township, the son of Hiram and Amanda Sherman Barrett. Mr. Barrett was a lifelong resident of the Troy area and he was a farmer for many years in the Troy area. Robert and Ethel Barrett celebrated 48 years of marriage Nov. 18, 1978. He is survived by his wife Ethel Barrett; daughters, Doris Barrett of Elmira and Mrs. Clarence (Betty) Matthews of Columbia Cross Roads RD 3; sons, Robert Barrett Jr., of Barton N.Y., Joseph Barrett Sr., of Troy, Fred Barrett, at home, Gene Barrett of Pine City, N.Y., Wayne Barrett and Gary Barrett of Troy; 22 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. from the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. Frank Croyle officiating. Burial was in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.

BARROW –MARIE BARROW LANDON, 75, Canton RD1, died July 24, 1989, at her home.  Mrs. Landon was born in Union Township, on Oct. 19, 1913, a daughter of Raymond and Alice Graham Barrow.  She was a graduate of the former Mansfield State Teachers College in 1924, and was a teacher for 18 years in the rural schools of Tioga County, and also in the Head Start program of Canton.  Mrs. Landon worked with the Girl Scouts for ten years.  She was a member of Canton Civic Club, and North Union Christian Church, and a 50-year member of the North Union Grange.  Her hobbies were gardening, sewing, baking, crocheting, and all crafts, plus traveling.  She was predeceased by her husband, James B. Landon, in 1973; and a brother, Emerson Barrow, Mesa, AZ in Feb. 1989.  She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Connie Kern, Canton, Mrs. Sharon Hansell, Gillett, Mrs. Sandie Rusk, Canton, and Miss Peggy Landon, Pittsburgh; three sisters, Mrs. Martha Spencer, Canton, Mrs. Hazel Hartung, Sayre, Mrs. Winifred Steika, Binghamton, NY; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.  The funeral service was held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, on Wednesday, with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  Burial was in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family requests memorial donations be made to North Union Christian Church or the American Diabetes Association.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

BARTLETT –MRS. MINNIE BARTLETT CAVANAUGH (died July 12, 1949) of Philadelphia, formerly of Elmira.  The body will arrive in Towanda Thursday morning.  Funeral Friday, 2 p.m. at the C. H. Maryott Funeral Home.  The Rev. Rollin Campbell.  Bradford County Memorial Park Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/13/1949

GEORGE E. BARTO, 73, of RR 2, Wyalusing (Terry Township), Pa., died Saturday, March 11, 2006, at his home following an extended illness.  Born Sept. 8, 1932, at Spring Hill, Pa., he was the son of Elva Whitmiller Barto and the late Arthur Barto.  On April 8, 1950, he married the former Dolores Acla. In earlier years, George was employed by the Vandervort Mill in Wysox and was later employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda, retiring after 34 years of service. He was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church and the Sylvania Men’s Club.  George was very devoted to his family. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing and horseshoes and was a Dallas Cowboys football fan.  George was a great sports enthusiast, was a dedicated area high school wrestling fan, and enjoyed following the activities of his children and grandchildren as they participated in area sporting events.  In prior years George played baseball with the Wysox Owls Team and with the GTE Sylvania Softball Team.  Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Dolores Barto, at home; his mother, Elva Barto of Camptown, Pa.; his children, Peggy Barto of Towanda, Daniel Barto of Wyalusing RR 2, Connie Rhinevault and her husband, Bill Rhinevault of Meshoppen, Pa., Theresa McClaskey of Wyalusing RR 2 and Destiny Barto, at home; 13 grandchildren, Chris Neuber, Brian Barto, Tina Strohl, Amy Grant, Brittany Barto, Ken, Corey, Josh, Jeremiah and Gabe Nickeson, Tiffany Jones, and Abbey and Zane McClaskey; 16 great-grandchildren; a brother, Harry Barto; and his wife, Jean Barto, of Monroeton, Pa.; two sisters, Shirley Rockwell of West Burlington, Pa.; and Bonnie Mader and her husband, Carl Mader, of Camptown; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his son Dennis Barto, in 1979; an infant granddaughter, Sherrie Barto; his father, Arthur Barto; a brother, LaVerne Barto; and a sister, Betty Bates.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, at the Wysox Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Roger Griffith and the Rev. Robert Martin officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, and also from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Wysox Presbyterian Church.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Wysox Presbyterian Church in care of Margaret Gordon, RR 2, Box 260, Wysox, Pa. or to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. in George E. Barto’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

BASHORE David Edmond

Age 77 of Elmira, NY. He was born February 20, 1935 in Towanda PA, son of the late Elias and Effie (Johnson) Ackley and died Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his 1st wife Shirley Vanderpool Sargent; daughter-in-law Peggy Bashore and son-in-law Gary Stillman and is survived by his wife of 38 years Bonnie; children David (Tammy) Bashore, Richard (Yvonne) Bashore and Barbara Stillman all of Sayre, PA, Lisa (Christopher Jernberg) Bashore and Bonnie (King Watkins) Root both of Elmira and Thomas Bashore of Sayre, PA; 16 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sister Susan Sills of Lansing, NY, best friend Richard (Ann) Quick of Elmira. David retired from Thatcher Glass and was an avid collector of clocks. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Saturday, March 17th from 11 am to 1 pm. His funeral service will be held at 1 pm. Rev. Larry Appenzellar will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.   Elmira Star Gazette – March 14, 2012

 

BASSETT
Bassett, Staff Sgt. Robert Louis age 40 of Columbia Crossroads RD 2, Pa. Saturday June 2, 1973. The body is at the Ralph T. Klesse Funeral Home, Canton, Pa. Calling hours Monday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Wallace McKnight officiating. Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. Survived by wife, Patricia A. Gustin Bassett; parents, Mr. And Mrs. Carl Bassett of Granville Summit, RD 1, Pa.; five sisters, Mrs. Alfred (Phillis) Castle of Canton, RD 2, Miss Betty Lou Bassett of Granville Summitt, RD 1;Mrs. Ronald (Bonnie) Kenyon of Troy, Pa., Mrs. Ralph (Carol) Kenyon of Troy, Pa., Mrs. Merle (Alice) Randall of Monroeton ; several aunts and uncles; 21 nieces and nephews. Sgt. Bassett was born in Ralston, Pa. on May 23, 1933. He served 20 years with the U.S. Marine Corp. and was transferred to the Fleet Wing Corp Reserve, Washington D.C. on May 23, 1973. He was a veteran of Vietnam. Military Honors will be accorded by a detachment of the U.S. Marines from Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

 

JAMES BATA, 73, of Towanda RD 2, (Towanda Township) died Saturday afternoon January 6, 1990 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda following and extended illness. Born January 9, 1916 in Kingsville, Mo., be was a son of John and Anna Kopetsky Bata. James spent his early life in Texas and later entered the Air Force during World War II, where he served as a corporal with the 3rd Bomb Division, 390th Bomb Group, 568th Bob Squadron in Parham, England. Upon returning home from the service he was employed by the International Rail Weld Company of Chicago for 25 years. James and his wife, Margaret owned and operated the former Mary’s Restaurant in Towanda and also Bata’s Restaurant in North Towanda for many years. Mr. Bata was later employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda for seven years until his retirement. He was a member of the Towanda American Legion Post #42, Asylum V.F.W. Post #6072, Towanda Gun Club, Towanda Rifle and Pistol Cub and the National Rifle Association. Jim possessed a great love for his family, especially his four granddaughters. He also loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and guns. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Benjamin Bata at home, a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann (Bata) and Steven Benjamin of Monroeton; two stepsons and daughters-in-law, Peter and Gloria Vanderpool of West Franklin; Tracy and Kate Vanderpool of Monroeton; four granddaughters, Mia and Stacey Vanderpool, both of West Franklin; Rai-Lee Benjamin and Janae Vanderpool, both of Monroeton; his mother-in-law, Mary Johnson of Towanda RD 2; four brothers, Joe Bata of Diagonal, Iowa; Frank Bata of Duncan, Ariz.; Jerry Bata of Livingston, Texas; Albert Bata of Needville, Texas; two sisters, Anna Slovik of Diagonal, Iowa; Agnes Rolfe of Sacramento, Calif.; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Paul and Stanley Bata; two sisters, Mary Bata and Bessie Freeman. In accordance with his wishes, Mr. Bata will be cremated. Interment will be later in Bradford County Memorial Park. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Towanda American Legion Post #42 will accord military honors at the funeral home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service Tuesday evening at the funeral home. The family will provided the flowers and friends who wish may direct memorials to the Towanda Rifle and Pistol Club in care of Charles Strickland, 611 Main St., Towanda in Mr. Bata’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

 BAXTER Dorothy V. ELLSWORTH, 85, formerly of Greenville Center and Troy, PA died Monday, September 16, 2002 at the Bradford County manor in West Burlington, PA.  Dorothy was born in Granville, PA on January 8, 1917, a daughter of the late Claude and Jennie Boyce Baxter.  Dot grew up in the Granville Center area and graduated from Troy High School, class of 1934.  She married Clyde John Ellsworth who preceded her in death in 1974.  Mrs. Ellsworth was employed by various places throughout the area including the Montour Falls Hospital, the Troy Leather Factory, Dr. Brown’s office in Troy, the Troy Hotel and Troy Hospital until her retirement.  She was a member of the Bailey’s Corners Baptist Church and was a former member of the Granville Center Grange and IOOF.  She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law.  Sandra and Earl Hartford of Canton, PA; grandchildren, Deborah (Bob) Smith of Canton, PA and Randy Hartford of Harrisburg, PA; six great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins, a friend, Juanita Gray of Athens.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Dora Cole; a brother, Chester Baxter and a special fiend, John Kobba.  Memorial services will be celebrated September 22 at 1:30 pm at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Richard Noggle officiating and private burial to be held in Bradford County Memorial Park.  At Mrs. Ellsworth’s request there will be no viewing hours.  Memorial donations in Dorothy’s name may be directed to the SPCA, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850.   TGR

BAXTER –DOROTHY V. BAXTER ELLSWORTH, 85, formerly of Granville Center and Troy, died peacefully Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at the Bradford County Manor.  Dorothy was born in Granville on Jan. 8, 1917, a daughter of the late Claude and Jennie Boyce Baxter.  As a young woman, Dot grew up in the Granville Center area and graduated from Troy High School, class of 1934.  She married Clyde John Ellsworth, who preceded her in death in 1974.  Mrs. Ellsworth was employed by various places throughout the area including the Montour Falls Hospital, the Troy Leather Factory, Dr. Brown’s office in Troy, The Troy Hotel and the Troy Hospital until her retirement.  She was a member of the Bailey’s Corners Baptist Church and was a former member of the Granville Center Grange and IOOF.  During her stay at the Bradford County Manor, Dot enjoyed volunteering her time and singing in the Manor’s choir.  She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Earl Hartford of Canton; two grandchildren, Deborah (Bob) Smith of Canton and Randy Hartford of Harrisburg, Pa.; six great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a dear friend Juanita Gray of Athens.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Dora Cole; a brother, Chester Baxter; and a special friend, John Kobbe.  It was Mrs. Ellsworth’s request there be no calling hours.  A memorial service will be celebrated Sunday, Sept. 22, at 1:30 p.m. at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton, with the Rev. Richard Noggle officiating.  A private burial will be held in the Bradford County Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Dorothy’s name may be directed to the S.P.C.A., Ulster, PA. –Towanda Daily Review.

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