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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


BEARDSLEE - Mary Agnes Wakely, 90, widow of Wesley R. Wakely, formerly of Laceyville, Pa., and East Smithfield, Pa. died Thursday evening, July 5, 2007, at the Sayre House in Sayre, Pa. Mary was born Sept. 28, 1916, in Smithfield Township, Pa., the daughter of the late William Beardslee and Helen Ayers Beardslee. On Oct. 25, 1933, she married Wesley R. Wakely and together they owned and operated their farm in East Smithfield for many years. In early years, Mary was employed by the Blue Swan Mill in Sayre and by the dietary departments of the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre and the East Smithfield School. Mary later received her certification as a surgical technician from the Robert Packer Hospital and was employed in the hospital's operating rooms for many years. She was later employed by the office of Dr. Warren Nagle in Sayre until her retirement. Mary was a life member of the East Smithfield Methodist Church. She loved caring and cooking for her family. Surviving are: her children, Norma Robbins of Laceyville, Pa., Doris Chamberlain and her husband, Lynn, of Bentley Creek, Pa., Vera Dunbar and her husband, Ron, of Breesport, N.Y., Wesley Dale Wakely and his wife, Sharon, of Sayre, and Alice Carlton and her husband, Gary, of Sanford, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; her sisters, Geraldine Burke of Ohio, Berniece Robinson of Sayre and Jean Leonard of Athens; her brother, Hugh Templeton of Athens; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Wesley, on Oct. 16, 2001; her son-in-law Bob Robbins; and her sister Alberta Franklin. Mary Agnes Wakely's family wishes to thank the staff of the Sayre House for the loving care given to her during the last four years of her life. The family will receive friends from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, July 10, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.   Published in the Daily Review on 7/7/2007

 

BEDFORD –ERDEAN M. BROWN, 74, wife of Morris E. “Gene” Brown of Liberty Corners, Towanda RR 3, PA, died Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at her home.  Born March 16, 1931 in Sayre, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Hazel Rogers Bedford.  Erdean was a graduate of Canton High School Class of 1949.  On April 14, 1956, she married Morris E. “Gene” Brown in Canton, PA.  Erdean possessed great love for her family, enjoyed attending church in her area, gardening and canning vegetables she raised in her garden.  She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Morris E. “Gene” Brown, at home, her children, Linda McPherson and her husband, Thomas McPherson of Fairview, NC, Harold D. Brown and his wife, Cathy Brown of New Port Richey, FL, James R. Brown and his wife, Amy Jo Brow of Frederick, MD, and Jake E. Brown, at home; four grandchildren; two brothers, her twin, Dean Bedford and John H. “Jack” Bedford of Canton RD 1; her sister, Joy Herman of Canton RR 2, several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara Gene Brown, on June 28, 1983.  The funeral and committal service will be held Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, PA.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.  The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BEDFORD –ERDEAN M. BROWN, Liberty Corners, Towanda RR 4, died August 10, 2005 at her home.  Born March 16, 1931 in Sayre, and was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Hazel Rogers Bedford.  She was a graduate of Canton High School Class of 1949.  On April 14, 1956 she married Morris E. “Gene” Brown in Canton.  Mrs. Brown possessed great love for her family, enjoyed attending church in her area, gardening and canning vegetables she raised in her garden.  Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Morris “Gene” Brown, at home; children, Linda McPherson and her husband, Thomas McPherson, Fairview, NC; Harold D. Brown and his wife Cathy Brown, New Port Richey, FL; James R. Brown and his wife, Amy Jo Brown, Frederick, MD and Jake E. Brown at home; four grandchildren; brothers, her twin, Dean Bedford and John H. “Jack” Bedford, Canton RR1; sister, Joey Herman, Canton RR2; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.  A daughter, Barbara Gene Brown preceded her in death on June 28, 1983.  The funeral and committal service was held August 13, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, PA with Pastor David Conklin of the Community Alliance Church, Monroeton officiating and the Rev. Jasper Smith co-officiating.  Interment was in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.  Pallbearers were grandsons, Eli Brown, Nathan Brown and Chris Brown; son-in-law, Tom McPherson; and nephews Michael Herman and Alvin Herman.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

HERBERT R. BEDFORD
 Services were held Dec 28 for Herbert R. Bedford, 73, Canton, with Rev. David Morris officiating.  Morse & Kleese Funeral Home handled arrangements.  Interment was in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Mr. Bedford died Dec 24, 1983 at his home.  He was born June 3, 1910 in Eldersville.  Sullivan Cty, son of Oscar and Martha Sabins Bedford.  He was a retired machinist, having been with Bellows Valvair, Canton.  He was a member of International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers, Lodge 1190.  He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Irma Shadduck; sons, Donald of Reynoldsville, PA and Ray of Canton; daughters, Mrs. Audry (Reva) Gilbert of Orlando, FL and Mrs. LaVerne (Jennette) Smith of Williamsport; foster daughter Mrs. Chattman (Mary Jane) Boudeman Johnson of Mildenhall, AFB, England; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister Fern Wilcox of Forksville; brother Merton of Forksville; several nieces, nephews and cousins. (TGR, Thursday, Dec 29, 1983)

 

ROBERT DALE BEEMAN, 88, of Luthers Mills, Pa. passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014 at home. Born June 3, 1926 at Edinger Hill, Laceyville, Pa., he was the son of Nolan Clell Beeman and Helen Myrtle Otis Beeman. He is survived by three daughters, Faith Marie Beeman (Mrs. Gary) Rose of Elmira Heights, N.Y., Jeannine Lea Beeman (Mrs. Alfred) Kithcart of Athens, Pa. and Kathy Louise Beeman (Mrs. Robert) Peters of LeRoy, Pa.; six grandchildren, Cindy (Tim) Brink of Sayre, Pa., Phillip (Sharon) Kithcart of Athens, Pa., William Kithcart, Charles Kithcart of Athens, Pa., Ronnice (Shannon) Terry of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Darlene (Travis) Thompson of Mansfield, Pa.; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Mildred; two sisters, Jeanne Marie Newberry and Barbara Helen James; and brothers, Kenneth in infancy, Dale and Larry. Bob attended various area schools, graduating from Troy High School in late May of 1944. He went on active duty with the U.S. Army Air Corps in early June of that year at Kessler Field, Biloxi, Miss. On May 26, 1945, Bob married the former Mildred Louise McNeal at Burlington, Pa. In late November of 1945, Bob received his honorable discharge from the Air Corps with an airplane engine mechanic rating at Scott Field and the couple moved from St. Louis, Mo. where they had been living since V-J Day to Bradford County where they spent the major part of the rest of their lives. Bob worked mostly as a heavy equipment operator on road and power plant construction projects in New York and Pennsylvania and in local coal strip mines. He retired in June of 1998 following 25 years of service with the Bradford County division of PennDOT. Bob was a member of the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with Pastor Jasper Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be directed to the Luthers Mills Sunday School in care of Kathy Wolstenholme, 66 Luthers Mills Rd., Towanda, PA in Robert Dale Beeman's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 6/21/2014

BEERS –ALTHEA LOUISE BEERS MORGENSTERN, 43, Athens RD 1, died unexpectedly Wednesday, December 23, 1992 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born June 29, 1949 in Sayre, she was a daughter of John and Naomi Cox Beers.  She was a graduate of SRU High School and was employed for 14 years at the Robert Packer Hospital and the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington as a nurse's aide.  Surviving are her husband, Henry Sayre Morgenstern, at home: a son, Sayre Andrew Morgenstern II, at home; three stepchildren, Honesdale; her parents, John and Naomi Cox Beers of Ulster; three sisters and a brother; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Sayre and Jessie Morgenstern of Gillett: brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Karl and Lucille Morgenstern of Mainesburg, Dale and Shirley Morgenstern of Easton, Jay Morgenstern of Gillett and Joe and Susan Massey of Broken Arrow, OK; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral and committal services were held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda on December 28 with the Rev. Jon Bausman officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. –Troy Gazette-Register

ARTHUR D. BEERS SR., 47, of 520 Main St., Towanda, died early Monday morning, June 6, 1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born June 10, 1940 in Sayre, he was a son of John M. and Naomi Cox Beers.  Mr. Beers attended the SRU High School and then was employed by the Athens Foundry until he began his employment as a heavy equipment operator with the Pennsylvania Department of Highways for over 15 years.  Arthur enjoyed his grandchildren and family and also hunting and camping.  He will be remembered by his many friends for his kind, outgoing personality.  Arthur was a member of Local #2126 American Federation State County Municipal Union.  Surviving are a son, Arthur Dean Beers Jr. of Towanda RD 5: a son and his fiance, Scott Randall Beers and Joy McMillen, both of Hughesville; a daughter, Shelly Lynn Beers of New Albany; his parents, John and Naomi Beers, Ulster RD 2; three grandchildren; Dustin, Victoria and Anthony Beers; two brothers Philip Beers of Elmira and John Beers of Athens; four sisters, Mrs. Gale (Hila) Furman of Henderson, N.Y., Mrs. Arthur (Sandra) Ellis of Ulster, RD 2, Mrs. Henry (Althea) Morgenstern of Ulster RD 2 and Mrs. Wayne (Cynthia) Blow of Sayre; a very dear friend, Beverly Lamphere of Powell; also several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by a son, Richard Dean Beers in 1961; by a granddaughter, Amanda Sue Beers, in 1988; by a daughter-in-law, Dorothy Mae Beers, in 1988.  The funeral and committal service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Daniel Reed, pastor of the Christian Missionary Alliance, Waverly, N.Y., officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7-9 at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.

BEERS –EDITH L. BEERS CAHILL, 78, of Sayre, died Thursday, March 25, 2004, at the Bradford County Manor following an extended illness.  Born Jan. 30, 1926 in Laquin, Pa., she was the daughter of Carl N. and Lucy Hartford Beers.  Edith was a 1944 graduate of Athens High School.  She went to work for the FBI in Washington, D.C., working in the finger print unit.  She then returned to the valley and went to work for Westinghouse Corp. in Elmira for 23 years.  She especially enjoyed her grandchildren.  Her son John was a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, which made her very proud.  She was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Waverly, N.Y., and a lifetime member of Skiff Bower VFW Post #1536 Ladies Auxiliary.  She is survived by her husband of 57 years, John, at home; her daughter, Patricia M. Cahill Parr of Waverly, N.Y.; her children and their spouses, John P. and Suzanne Cahill of Bonaire, GA, Theresa A. and Monty Hughes of Milan, Pa., Mary L. and Richard King of Athens.  She is also survived by her grandchildren, James and Kimberly Parr and their children Ashley, Courtney and Cody; Christopher Parr and Heather Rambjor and their child, Cameron Parr; Shawn and Kristi Hughes and their children, Cameron, MaKenna and Parker; grandchildren, Jesse Hughes, Shannon Cahill and Kelly Cahill.  Also surviving are her brother and sister-in-law, Bernard and Freda Beers of Athens; Carl E. Jr. and Patricia Beers of Pine Valley, N.Y., and a sister, Rita Smith of Latham, N.Y.; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jerome and Betty Cahill of Roanoke, VA and her brothers-in-law, Robert Donald Setzer of Sayre and William Mullaly of Virginia Beach, VA; her special friends, Julie Rowe of Sayre, and Cliff Nichols of VanEtten, N.Y., and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  There will be no calling hours.  Funeral services will be held Monday at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc. 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. at 11 a.m. with Rev. Vincent Langan, pastor of St. John’s Catholic Church, South Waverly, officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in her name to a charity of one’s choice or to the Jordan Wilcox Benefit, care of Jodi Wilcox, 705 N. Elmer Ave. #1, Sayre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BEERS –EVELYN LOOMIS, 81, of 308 Hoover Rd., Athens Township, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003 after a brief illness.  Born May 11, 1922 in Laquin, Pa., the daughter of Carl and Lucy Beers, she graduated from Athens High School.  She was an avid baseball fan whose favorite team was the Atlanta Braves.  She was predeceased by her parents, Carl and Lucy Beers, her husband Donald c. Loomis Sr. in 1999; an infant son, Paul Loomis; a brother-in-law, Guy Smith; and a son-in-law Daniel Homan.  Evelyn is survived by her six children; daughters, Donna and John Newton of Pine City, N.Y.; Susan Loomis of Waverly, N.Y.; Debra and Paul Falsey of Athens, Cindy Homan of Johnson City, N.Y.; sons Donald Jr. and a special daughter-in-law, Ronda Loomis of Erin, N.Y.; and Richard Loomis, at home.  Also surviving are sisters, Edith and Jack Cahill of Sayre and Rita Smith of Albany, N.Y.; brothers, Car and Pat Beers of Pine Valley, N.Y. and Bernard and Frieda Beers of Athens; 13 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003 from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Jim Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.

BEERS –GERTRUDE BEERS MCGUIRE, 85, of the Senior Citizens Building in Towanda, PA, formerly of Powell, died Sunday, November 3, 1996 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born November 25, 1910 in Laquin, PA, she was a daughter of the late Emerson H. and Edith Eike Beers.  In early years Gertrude was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda.  Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law; eight grandchildren and their spouses including Jeanette and Thomas Bennett of Granville Summit, PA; 11 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death in 1982 by her husband of 51 years, John F. McGuire.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held November 6 (11 a.m.) at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald Hughes as celebrant and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. –Towanda Daily Review.

JOHN M. BEERS, Ingersoll-Rand retiree, age 83, died Friday morning, Feb. 12, 1999 at the home of his son, John R. Beers in Athens.  Born July 15, 1915 in Laquin, PA, was the son of the late Emerson H. and Edith Mae Eike Beers.  In early years, John was employed by the C.C. Camp in Laquin and later by the Athens Foundry which later became the Ingersoll-Rand Foundry for many years until his retirement.  On June 20, 1935 he married the former Naomi Cox, who preceded him in death on Jan. 8, 1995.  He was a member of the Ingersoll-Rand Service Club in Athens.  John enjoyed working around his family farm in Ulster Twp., being with his family, professional wrestling, western shows, baseball and playing cards.  Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Hila and Gene Furman of Henderson, NY, Sandra and Arthur Ellis of Ulster; daughter, Cynthia Blow of Sayre; son and daughter-in-law, Philip and Gail Beers of Elmira NY; son and fiancé, John R. Beers and Patricia Beers, with whom he resided in Athens; son-in-law, Henry Morganstern of Athens; 26 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and 9 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Twila “Mid” Shults of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and George Kerrick of French Asylum; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Althea Morganstern; son, Arthur Beers; three sisters, Emma Mae Shults, Gertrude L. McGuire, and Ruth E. Brown; two brothers, Carl Beers and Eugene Forrest Beers.  The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Sandra Foster, Pastor of the Ulster United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Guthrie Hospice, RR#1, Box 154, Towanda, PA in Mr. Beers’ memory.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

KELSEY BELLOWS, Mass of Christian burial for Kelsey Bellows of Towanda RD 1 was held Thursday at 10 a.m. at SS Peter and Paul Church, Towanda, with rev. Robert J. Brague as celebrant.  Interment was in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Pallbearers were Ronald Hunt, Frank Corie, David Mattison, Frank Browning, Jr., Jack Andrus and Timmy Bennett.  Towanda American Legion #42 accorded military honors at the cemetery.  (Born March 3, 1916, died November 15, 1984.)

LAWRENCE BELLOWS, 79, of Standing Stone, Wysox RD 2, died Sunday afternoon, April 19, 1987 at the Laporte United Methodist Home.  Born April 9, 1908 in Wysox, he was the son of the late Kelsey and Margaret Chaapel Bellows.  Mr. Bellows owned and operated his own farm in Standing Stone for many years, retiring in 1969.  He is survived by four sons, Colonel Ronald Bellows of Williamsburg, Va.; Edward Bellows of Round Mountain, Nevada; Kenneth Bellows of Bel Air, Md. And Ricky Bellows of Sugar Run RD 1; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Dean Bellows of Towanda; three sisters, Mrs. George (Clara) Smith of LeRoy, Miss Eloise Bellows of Towanda and Mrs. Mary Shanfelt of California.  Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The Rev. Harry L. Ferguson will officiate.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.

MARGARET BELLOWS, Former Wysox Girl, dies at Age of 11.  Sayre, Jan. 1, 1950 –Margaret Dema Bellows, who was 11 years old last June, died this morning at 4:45 o’clock at the Robert Packer Hospital after a short illness.  She lived with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Pond of 213 North Lehigh Avenue, Sayre.  Born in Wysox she was a student in the Elmer Avenue School.  Surviving besides her grandparents are her mother Evelyn Bellows of Elmira, a sister Merrill of Elmira and Brooks of Sayre RD 2; an aunt, Mrs. Elliott Timm of Sayre RD 1 and five uncles Ray, Leland, Donald, Elmer and Howard Pond.  The body is in the Kolb Funeral Home, 128 North Elmer Avenue, where friends may call.  Funeral services will be held there Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, with rev. John E. Washer, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ROGER L. BELLOWS SR.
 Roger L. Bellows Sr., 55, of Troy RR 3, PA, died Monday, July 4, 1994 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born September 12, 1939 in Sayre, the son of Bill and Dorothy Allen Bellows. He was a member of the Troy Baptist Church.  He was employed at Grace's Service Station in Troy. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Eunice Hamm Bellows; daughters and and sons-in-law, Debbie and Michael Walker of Coryland, PA, Patty and Rick (Morgan) Quint of Kodiak, AK; sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Anita Bellows Jr. of East Troy and Randy and Amy Bellows of Canton; grandchildren, Chris Walker, Jeremi Walker, Ian Quin and Derrike Bellows; father, Willis (Bill) Bellows and Sharlen Colton of Troy; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Gayle Bellows of Sylvania; sisters and brothers-in-law, Connie and Bob Williams of Troy RR 2, Darlene and Paul Tillotson of Canton RR 2 and Doris Ann and Robert Bentley of Canton; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Dorothy Ann Bellows. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on July 8 with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association or the Troy Baptist Church Building Fund.(TGR, Thursday, July 14, 1994)

ALBERT H. BENEDICT, 72, of Canton RD 2 passed away Monday January 23, 1989 in the Troy Community Hospital. Mr. Benedict was born October 11, 1916 at Pulaski, NY a son of Henry E. and Beulah H. Washburn Benedict. He was a farmer. Surviving are two sisters; Mrs. Malcolm (Rowena) Smith of Canton RD 2, Mrs. Al (Betty) Easly of Pittsburgh, Calif.; nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Morse And Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Edward Danneker, pastor of the Calvary Alliance Chapel officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10-11 a.m. –Towanda Daily Review

HENRY EARL BENEDICT, age 94, of Canton RD 2, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1981, at the Troy Community Hospital after an extended illness.  Born March 15, 1886 in Canton, the son of Henry J. and Jennie Shakespeare Benedict, he was a retired farmer.  His wife, Beulah Washburn Benedict, died in 1963.  Mr. Benedict was a member of the Oswegatchi Lodge No. 687, F&AM, located at Fine, N.Y.; Troy Royal Arch Chapter No. 261, of Troy; Northern Council No. 16; Knights Templar, Towanda; Towanda Lodge of Perfection 14 Degree; Hayden Council Prices of Jerusalem 16 Degree; Calvary Chapter of Rose Croix 18 Degree, Valley of Towanda; and Williamsport Consistory S.P.R.S. 32nd Degree.  He was also a member of Eastern Milk Producers Association.  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Malcolm (Rowena) Smith, Canton RD 2, and Mrs. Al (Betty) Heasley, Pittsburgh, Calif.; two sons, Albert Benedict, Canton RD 2, and Robert Benedict, Canton RD 1; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Edward Ayers, pastor of the Calvary Alliance Chapel, Canton RD, officiating.  Burial will be in Bradford Co. Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the memorial service Saturday. –Towanda Daily Review.

ROBERT W. BENEDICT, 61, of Canton RD 2 died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1985, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Mr. Benedict was born Nov. 26, 1923, in Canton Township, the son of Earl and Beulah Washburn Benedict.  He worked as a laborer for L. L. Baumunk and Sons.  Surviving are two sons, Brian and Robert Benedict, both of Canton; a brother, Albert Benedict of Canton RD 2; two sisters, Mrs. Malcolm (Rowena) Smith of Canton RD 2 and Mrs. Al (Betty) Heasley of Pittsburgh, Calif.  Nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  A memorial service will be held Friday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Raymond Droll, pastor of the Canton Calvary Alliance Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BENEDICT – ROWENA SMITH, 72 of Canton RR 2 died Friday, Dec. 18, 1992 at Towanda Memorial Hospital.  She was born on Nov. 22, 1920 in Canton Township a daughter of Henry E. and Beulah Washburn Benedict.  Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Alliance Chapel.  Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph E. and Steven C. and Connie Smith, Roaring Branch RR 1; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Betty Heasley, Pittsburg, CA; nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her husband, Malcolm J. Smith on May 21, 1990.  Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 21, 1992 from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with Rev. Duane Taylor, pastor of the North Union Christian Church officiating.  Interment was in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorial donations in Rowena’s memory may be directed to Calvary Alliance Chapel, Box 21A, Canton RR 2, Canton, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

BENJAMIN –BESSIE M. GRACE, 89, of the Bradford County Manor, Burlington, Pa. died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1998.  She was born Nov. 5, 1908 to the late Leroy and Mary Benjamin Asylum Township.  She loved the outdoors and her flower gardens.  Mrs. Grace is survived by her daughter, Leona Bidlack of Ulster, Pa.; her daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Stanley Pickering of Baxter Springs, Ks., Henrietta and Don Teeter of Athens, Pa. and Dora and Clarence Cook of N.C.; her son, Leroy Grace of Canton, Pa.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by two daughters, Betty Grace and Agnes Grace, in 1989.  There will be no funeral service or calling hours.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family at the Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills, Pa.  Memorials may be directed to the charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BENJAMIN –DAISY H. PIERCE, 72, widow of Harold E. “Wimpy” Pierce of 617 Fourth St., Towanda, died Tuesday evening, Dec. 23, 1997, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Nov. 27, 1925, in Towanda, she was a daughter of the late Albert E. and LuLu Mayo Benjamin.  Daisy’s main interest in life encompassed her home and family.  She was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 Auxiliary and enjoyed playing Bingo, crocheting, cooking and making cutlets.  Surviving are a daughter, Marie Pierce of Towanda; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Robert Middaugh of Towanda and Barbara and William Manville of Towanda; two granddaughters, Lynne Pierce of Towanda and Mrs. Francis (Angela0 Brown of Towanda; two great-grandchildren, Arica Rae Brown and Steven Michael Brown, both of Towanda; three sisters, Shirley Dickinson of New Jersey, Marjorie Pierce of Towanda and Eleanor Ellis of Troy RR 3; a brother, Albert Benjamin of Florida; a sister-in-law, Betty Pierce of Towanda; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. “Wimpy” Pierce, on Jan. 3, 1980 and two brothers, Gerald and Theodore Pierce.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997, at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral service Saturday afternoon at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa. or to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. Pierce’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BENJAMIN –ELEANOR BENJAMIN STROPE, 70, of Towanda died August 19, 1990 at her home.  Born July 19, 1920 in Towanda, she was a daughter of Ira and Mayde Cole Benjamin.  In addition to other activities, Mrs. Strope was an active member of the Penn-York Country Music Club.  Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Carl (Jeannette) Watkins of Towanda, Mrs. Sharon Elliott of Granville Summit and Mrs. Russell (Wendy) Johnson of Terrytown; sons, William E. of Macedonia, Gary T. of Towanda, Robert Alan of Bentley Creek, Dennis D. of Louisville, KY and Larry M. of Towanda; 30 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; special niece, Mrs. Joseph (Linda) Gomez of Frederisicksburg, VA; numerous nieces, nephews and many special friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Emery A. Strope, in 1980 and a son Richard D. Strope in 1986.  Funeral and committal services were held August 21 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. Thomas A. Geiger officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  –Troy Gazette-Register.

BENJAMIN –ELEANOR ELLIS, 73, formerly of Towanda and Ulster, died Tuesday evening, Oct. 24, 2000 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township.  Born Aug. 21, 1927 in Towanda, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Lulu May Benjamin.  Surviving are: son, Robert W. Benjamin of Towanda; daughter, Cindy Lou Widrig of Sayre; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Marjorie Pierce of Towanda, and Shirley Dickinson of New Jersey; brother, Albert Benjamin of Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by; son, James Edward Ellis; brothers, Theodore and Gerald Benjamin; and a sister and brother-in-law, Daisy and Wimpy Pierce.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, October 28, 2000 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Michael Hughes, pastor of the Towanda First Presbyterian Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

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 Eleanor Benjamin Strope, 70, of Towanda died August 19, 1990 at her home. Born July 19, 1920 in Towanda, she was a daughter of Ira and Mayde Cole Benjamin. In addition to other activities, Mrs. Strope was an active member of the Penn-York Country Music Club. Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Carl (Jeannette) Watkins of Towanda, Mrs. Sharon Elliott of Granville Summit and Mrs. Russell (Wendy) Johnson of Terrytown; sons, William E. of Macedonia, Gary T. of Towanda, Robert Alan of Bentley Creek, Dennis D. of Louisville, KY and Larry M. of Towanda; 30 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; special niece, Mrs. Joseph (Linda) Gomez of Fredersicksburg, VA; numerous nieces, nephews and many special friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emery A. Strope, in 1980 and a son, Richard D. Strope in 1986. Funeral and committal services were held August 21 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. Thomas A. Geiger officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. (TGR, Thursday, August 23, 1990)

BENJAMIN –ETHEL M. BENJAMIN WALBORN, 88, widow of Walter J. “Walt” Walborn of Towanda RR 1, North Towanda Township died Saturday evening, Feb. 10, 1996 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born Jan. 4, 1908 in Towanda, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Jane Chilson Benjamin.  Ethel’s main interests in life encompassed her home and family, especially her grandchildren.  She enjoyed the outdoors and gardening.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Mark Lunger of Waverly, N.Y.; a daughter, Irene Spentzas of Towanda; seven grandchildren, Gary Lunger of Canandaigua, N.Y., Cheryl Linger Ellis of Griffen, Ga., Karen Shaffer of Towanda, G. Leigh Shaffer of North Towanda, Lori Schrimp of Towanda RR 3, Kristy Fisher of Towanda, Lisa Chilson of Shunk; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and also several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter on May 15, 1982; a son, Walter James “Jimmy” Walborn in 1959 and sons-in-law, Glenn A. Shaffer in 1976 and Theodore Spentzas in 1993.  Also preceding her in death were; three brothers, C. Edward, Albert and Floyd Benjamin, and five sisters, Lena Lantz, Arvilla Johnson, Cora Woodin, Dora Hutchinson and Mabel James.  A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1996 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the Towanda First 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 service Tuesday afternoon at the funeral home.  Friends who wish may direct memorials to the charity or organization of one’s choice in Mrs. Walborn’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

GERALD A. BENJAMIN, 57, formerly of Towanda passed away Saturday April 23, 1988 following a lingering illness at the Veteran’s Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. Gerald enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1948, serving 21 years. He was the son of the late Albert and Lulu Mayo Benjamin of Towanda. A brother, Theodore predeceased him in 1960. Surviving him is his wife, Virginia of Alabama; three daughters: Cindy, Debbie and Ann, all of Alabama; one son, Rick of California; four sisters; Daisy Pierce, Eleanor Ellis and Marjorie Pierce, all of Towanda and Shirley Dickinson of New Jersey; one brother, Albert of Alabama; several grandchildren; nieces and nephews. The funeral service is being held in Montgomery, Ala. –Towanda Daily Review

GLEN M. BENJAMIN, 95, formerly of Page Manor, Athens died Sunday April 2, 1989 at the Bradford County Manor after an extended illness. He was born in Asylum Township August 3, 1894, the son of Melvin and Katherine Johnson Benjamin. He has been a lifelong resident of Athens. He was employed at the Blue Swan Mills in Sayre for many years before his retirement. He is a member of the Athens United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Elma at home; three sons, Melvin Benjamin of Wilkes-Barre; Walter Benjamin of Anaheim, Calif.; Silas Benjamin of Sayre RD 2; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Wilmot Mather, his pastor officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. –Towanda Daily Review

BENJAMIN –GRACE A. BENJAMIN MORRISON, 74, wife of Francis J. Morrison of 13 Pratt Ave., Towanda, died Sunday evening, Sept. 10, 1995, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Nov. 5, 1920, in Towanda, she was a daughter of the late Asa and Alma Silverstrim Benjamin. Grace was a 1938 graduate of the Towanda High School.  In early years Grace was employed by the Towanda Folding Box Co. and later by Corning Packing Co. in Riverside, N.Y.  Surviving are her husband, Francis J. Morrison, at home, and a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffery E. and Phyllis Richards of Beavercreek, Ohio.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 13, 1995, at 5 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Sandra Foster, pastor of the Ulster United Methodist Church, officiating.  A graveside service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends this afternoon from 3 to 4:30 at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to: National Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA in Grace Morrison’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

JAMES CHARLES ‘NIMMY’ BENJAMIN, 21, OF Franklindale (Monroeton RD 1) died early Sunday morning, January 10, 1988 when fire destroyed the Benjamin family’s home in Franklin Township. Born March 19, 1966 in Towanda he was the son of the late Edgar Raymond Benjamin and Winona Cook Benjamin. Jim attended the Monroe-Franklin and Towanda schools. He was a graduate of Towanda High School, class of 1985. Jim was formerly employed by Peprino Foods in South Waverly and Taylor Beef Packing Company in Wyalusing. At the time of his death he was employed at the farm of Harry Bailey in Franklindale. Jim enjoyed stock car racing, the outdoors, farming, hunting and fishing. Surviving are his mother, Winona Cook Benjamin and brother, Jason, both of Monroeton RD 1; three sisters, Mrs. Victor (Carol) McNeal of Luthers Mills, Gale Benjamin of Wysox RD 2 and Holly Benjamin of Monroeton RD 1; his maternal grandmother, Naomi Cook of Franklindale; a niece, Victoria McNeal of Luthers Mills. Several aunts, cousins and cousins also survive. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, January 13 at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. The family requests that flowers be omitted. –Towanda Daily Review

BENJAMIN –JENNIE BENJAMIN STEVENS, 92, formerly of James St., Towanda RR 1, widow of Edward D. “Ticky” Stevens, died Saturday morning, Nov. 7, 1992, at the Bradford County Manor.  Born Aug. 18, 1900, on Robwood Mountain, Monroe Township, Pa., she was one of 13 children of the late Joshua and Hattie Chilson Benjamin.  In early years, she was employed by the Ward House in Towanda.  She is survived by: a son, Edward E. Stevens, of Towanda RR !, Hillcrest; two stepsons, Arthur Stevens of Sayre and George F. Stevens of Ft. Meyer, Fla.; two twin sisters, Dora Morey of Bradford County Manor and Nora Bronson of Vestal, N.Y.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren.  Graveside services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Bradford County Memorial Park with the Rev. Larry Lutz, pastor of the North Towanda Methodist Church, officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  There are no calling hours. –Towanda Daily Review.

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 Jerome D. "Baldy" Benjamin Sr., age 70, of Columbia Crossroads, PA, died on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born in Elmira, NY on December 14, 1936, the son of the late George and Dorothy (Bailey) Benjamin. Jerome was predeceased by his son, Jerome Jr. in 1981. Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Joyce (Spencer) Benjamin of Columbia Crossroads, PA; daughters, Jackie (Brian) Streeter of Troy, PA and Judy Benjamin of Columbia Crossroads, PA and her fiancé Daniel Root of Pine City; grandchildren, Rachel (Adam) Force of Caton and Jordan Streeter of Troy, PA; mother-in-law, Mable Spencer of Towanda; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; along with many nieces and nephews. Jerome was employed by Sears & Roebuck for 23 years before going to work for F.M. Howell & Co. retiring from there after 15 years of service. It was Jerome's wish that no services be held. Interment will take place in Bradford County Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations in Jerome's name can be made to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, N.Y.  Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

KENNETH E. ‘PETE’  BENJAMIN, 60, of 924 N. Elmira St., Chaelsea Trailer Park, Sayre, died Thursday evening, March 14, 1996, at home.  Born June 4, 1935, in Albany Township, Pa., he was a son of the late Norman William and Margaret Belle Bristol Benjamin.  Kenneth attended the Towanda High School and was employed by the Zeiser-Wilbert Vault Company in Elmira, N.Y., for over 20 years until his retirement.  He was a former member of the Border riders Motorcycle Club.  His main interest in life encompassed his home and family.  Surviving are his wife, Mollie Vanderpool Benjamin at home, his children, Kenneth Kinner of Elmira, N.Y., Cindy Cubrego of Elmira, N.Y., Katrina Parker of Towanda, Tammy Saxbury of East Smithfield and Lucenda Saxon of Towanda; 24 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his step-children; Richard Vargson of Towanda, Margaret Johnson of Athens, and Betty Vargson of Waverly, N.Y.; three sisters; Josephine Vanderpool of Towanda RR 2, Lucy Hemenway of Towanda RR 2, and Evelyn Yaw of Wickensburg, Ariz.; five brothers; Melvin Benjamin of Rockville, Md., Walter Benjamin of Anaheim, Calif., Silas Benjamin of Sayre, James Benjamin of Towanda RR 2 and Robert Benjamin of Sayre; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by; an infant son, Kenneth Benjamin in March of 1965, sisters; Dorothy Landmesser and Sara Frye.  The funeral service will be held Monday, March 18, 1996, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Thomas Geiger, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily review.

BENJAMIN –MERIAL ANN BRANNEN OVERPECK, 48, wife of Charles E. Overpeck of 12 Banta St., Phelps, NY, formerly of Towanda died Sunday November 26, 1989 at Clifton Springs Hospital, Clifton Springs, NY following an extended illness. Born April 28, 1941 in Macedonia, Asylum Township, she was the daughter of Floyd and Mary Wood Benjamin. Mrs. Overpeck was a former Miss Towanda. She possessed a great love for her family and for children. She enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and horses and will be remembered for her kind and considerate personality and for the tremendous inner strength and courage she showed during her illness. Mrs. Overpeck is survived by her husband, Charles E. Overpeck of Phelps, NY, formerly of Towanda; her mother, Mary Benjamin Vanderpool Johnson of Towanda; two daughters and son-in-laws, Lorrie and Scott Williams of Monroeton and Lisa and Bart Fryer of Pensacola, FL; two daughters, Deanna (DeeDee) Brannen of Garden Grove, Calif. and Heidi Brannen of Phelps, NY; two grandchildren; three brothers, Robert and William Benjamin and Jack Vanderpool, all of Towanda; two sisters, Mrs. James (Margaret) Bata and Mrs. Cleone Ellis, both of Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Overpeck was preceded in death by her father, Floyd Benjamin and step-fathers, Cleveland Vanderpool and Carl Johnson. Funeral and committal services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family has suggested that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 513 S. Main St., Athens, PA in Mrs. Overpeck’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

 

BENJAMIN Naomi B. Cook

90, formerly of Franklindale, Pa., died Easter Sunday morning, April 24, 2011 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Twp., Pa. Naomi was born Dec. 4, 1920 in Monroe Township, Pa., a daughter of Austin and Flossie Gale Benjamin. Naomi married Ralph K. Cook and they shared many years together before his passing on April 21, 1971. Early in her marriage, Naomi was employed by Herman Rynveld Sons Wreath Company in New Albany, Pa. She later assisted her husband in the operation of the family farm and also served as a bus driver transporting students for the Towanda Area School District for a number of years. Naomi was the "neighborhood babysitter," volunteered at the Bradford County Manor and was a member of the Franklindale Ladies Auxiliary.  She enjoyed working outdoors, gardening and will be fondly remembered by family and friends for her kind and gracious personality and her wonderful homemade pies and fudge.  She is survived by: her daughter, Winona Cook Benjamin; grandchildren: Carol Sue (Victor) McNeal, Gale Benjamin (Ed Fluck), Holly (Jay) Rowe, Jason Benjamin; great-grandchildren: Victoria, Josie and Joslyn; great-great-grandchildren: Savannah, Natasha and Serena; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson: James "Jimmy" Benjamin; brothers: John, Austin and Laverne Benjamin; and a sister: Winona Schoonover.  The funeral service will be held at noon on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Sandy Brant, pastor of the Monroeton United Methodist Church, officiating. 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.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Manor Patient Activities Fund, RR 3 Box 322, Troy, PA 16947 or to the Bradford County Humane Society, RR 3 Box 322, Troy, PA 16947 in Naomi's memory.   Towanda Daily Review - April 25, 2011

ROBERT W. BENJAMIN SR., 58, of 617 Third St., Towanda, died Friday morning, Dec. 27 1991, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Born Dec. 15, 1933 in Sayre, he was a son of Franklin W. and Phoebe McNeal Benjamin.  Robert attended school in Waldorf, Md., and Towanda, graduating from Towanda High School.  He later served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from Feb. 24, 1954, to Feb. 10, 1956, as an AAA Operations and Intelligence Specialist.  Following his honorable discharge, he was employed by the Pennsylvania Depart of Highways for a brief time. In October of 1959 he entered the employ of Memorial Hospital where he worked for 32 years until failing health no longer permitted him to continue.  Robert also served as a newspaper deliveryman for the Daily review in Towanda for many years.  Robert was well known through the area and possessed many friends.  He enjoyed visiting and joking with his friends as he walked about Towanda.  He is survived by his wife, Gloria Russick Benjamin, at home; two daughters and sons-in-law; Linda and Harry Johnson Sr. of Nichols, N.Y. and Lorraine and James E. Walker of Rummerfield; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert W. and Theresa M. Benjamin Jr. of Towanda; seven grandchildren; Harry Johnson Jr., Jason Walker, Tara Johnson, Jennifer Walker, David Weaver, Charles Weaver and Michael Johnson; three aunts, Florence and Gertrude McNeal, both of Towanda, and Edna Card of the Senior Citizens Building in North Towanda; and several cousins.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and Monday from 2-3 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held Monday, Dec. 30, at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  –Towanda Daily Review.

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