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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


 

BENJAMIN Philip Arthur Benjamin

72, of Towanda, died Sunday afternoon, Nov. 18, 2012 at the Ashton Health Care Center in Athens.  Philip was born Aug. 12, 1940 in Towanda the son of C. Edward and Eleanor Rhodes Benjamin and resided in Towanda and surrounding communities all his life. He was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1961. Philip was formerly employed by the Towanda Motel and several area restaurants. He loved working with computers and electronics and was a licensed amateur radio ham operator KA3WGP. Philip was a resident of the Colonial Towers in Towanda for 12 years.  Surviving are his brother and sister-in-law, Donald Edward and Kathryn Benjamin of Catasauqua; a niece; three nephews; and several great nieces, great nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father, C. Edward Benjamin on Nov. 19, 1995, mother, Eleanor Rhodes Benjamin in 1955 and step mother, Ernestine Edsell Benjamin on Sept. 7, 2004.  A private graveside service will be held at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  Towanda Daily Review – November 20, 2012

 

BENNETT –ALICE ERDINE BENNETT WATSON, 82, widow of Hoard Fairchild Watson of Rome RR 1, Orwell township, died Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, at Memorial Hospital of Towanda.  Born Sept. 3, 1921, in Stevens Township, she was a daughter of the late Gordon J. Bennett and Luraette Coleman Bennett.  Alice was a graduate of LeRaysville High School Class of 1939.  In early years she was employed by the Ingersoll Rand in Elmira, N.Y., the David Wilmot Hotel in Towanda and the A&P Market in Towanda.  On May 3, 1957, Alice married Howard Fairchild Watson.  Alice was a member of the Dille Parish United Church of Christ of LeRaysville.  She enjoyed working in her greenhouse, growing flowers and traveling.  Surviving are her sister, Blanche Bennett of Rome RR 1; her sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Edgar Chubbuck of Rome RR 1; her sister-in-law, Irene Watson of Towanda RR 2; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Fairchild Watson on Nov. 25, 1995; her sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Emerson Kelley; and her brother-in-law, Arthur F. Watson, Jr.  The funeral service will be held Monday, dec. 29, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the rev. Sharon Mack Temple, pastor of the Dille Parish Untied Church of Christ of LeRaysville and Potterville, officiating.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends on Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Dille Parish United Church of Christ, LeRaysville, Pa. or to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, Rome, Pa. in Alice Watson’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

 

BOYD L. BENNETT, 72, of Monroeton died Thursday morning March 26, 1987 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born June 2, 1914 in New Albany, he was the son of Frank and Nellie Bennett. Boyd, a graduate of Monroeton High School was a self-employed carpenter in the area for 56 years. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law; Boyd R. “Dick” and Jo Ann Bennett of Monroeton and Jack L. and Betty Lou Bennett of Monroeton; five grandchildren; Scott Bennett, Monroeton, Robin Christenson, VAFB, Cal., Brian Bennett of Ithaca, NY, Jack L. Bennett, Monroeton, Bobbie Jo Bennett of Monroeton; three great-grandchildren; Jared and Jason Christenson of VAFB, Cal. and Sarah Elizabeth Bennett of Monroeton; a brother and sister-in-law; Robert C. and Marion Bennett of Monroeton, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a brother, Sterling Bennett and a sister, Viola Johns. Funeral and committal services will be held Monday at 22 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with Rev. Michael Stine, pastor of Monroeton United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review

BENNETT –CATHERINE L. HAGADORN, 73, of 306 Poplar St., Towanda, died Sunday morning Nov. 16, 2003 at her home.  Born Feb. 18, 1930 in Monroe Twp., Pa. she was a daughter of the late Walter A. Bennett and Clara Mimmi Benjamin Bennett.  Catherine worked various jobs in the Towanda area until choosing to open her personal care service at her home.  Her life revolved around her family and taking care of others.  She is survived by her sons:  William Hagadorn and his wife Sally Hagadorn of Wyalusing, Bob Hagadorn and wife Cathy Hagadorn of Wyalusing, Jack Hagadorn and his wife Diane Hagadorn of Towanda, her daughter Cheryl Davidson and her husband Michael Fraizer of Southlake, Tex.; grandchildren; William Hagadorn, Robert Hagadorn and his wife Jamie Hagadorn, Jack Hagadorn, Kevin Hagadorn, Elizabeth Hagadorn and Aaron Davidson.  Great-grandchildren: Dominic and Mason Hagadorn.  Her brother John T. Bennett of Towanda, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her brother Robert and by two sisters, Thelma and Virginia.  The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, Nov. 20, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Richard Barner, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Lung Association, Scranton, Pa. in Catherine L. Hagadorn’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

CHARLES A. BENNETT, 79, of Rome RR 1 (Windham Twp.), a life-long resident of Rome, died Friday morning, March 13, 1998, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Charles was born on April 16, 1918, in Rome, a son of the late Floyd William and Isabelle (Catlin) Bennett.  Charles was a member of the Nichols Baptist Church and the Wappasening Grange.  For many years he owned and operated the family farm in Windham.  He will be remembered for the many hand-crafted wooden toys he made for many of the area children, Charles was a talented carpenter and together with his wife, Mary, remolded many homes throughout Pennsylvania and New York.  Charles was predeceased by his wife, Mary I. (Gillette) Bennett, on April 6, 1997, and his sons, John in 1971, William in 1979.  He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law.  Barbara and Daniel Gowka, Factoryville, Pa.; his sons and daughters-in-law.  Richard and Jean Bennett, Sunbury, Pa., Floyd and Beth Bennett, South Warren, and Dale and Lois Bennett, Windham; a sister, Eleanor Walker, Milan; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Alice and Lester West, Litchfield; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a niece and two nephews.  Mary and Bob Walker, Waverly, Jim Walker Sayre.  The funeral service for Charles will be held on Monday, March 16, 1998, at 11 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 Main St., Nichols with his pastor, the Rev. Clifford Proper, officiating.  The family will receive friends on Sunday afternoon, March 15, 1998, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the chapel.  Friends who wish may remember the Nichols Baptist Church, Nichols, NY or the Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, Pa. in loving memory of Charles A. Bennett.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BENNETT –DORIS MARIE BENNETT KELLEY, 35, wife of James L. Kelley, Sr., of 305 Poplar St., Towanda, died early Tuesday morning, Nov. 10, 1987 as the result of a motor vehicle accident, Route 220, Towanda Township.  Born May 23, 1952 in Sayre, Pa., she was the daughter of Rose Marie Scott Bennett and the late Robert Allen Bennett.  Mrs. Kelley attended Towanda High School and was employed for over 10 years by the Rynveld Wreath Co. in New Albany.  She was a member of the Monroe Rod and Gun Club and a life-member of the Franklin Steam Fire Engine Co. No. 1 of Towanda.  Surviving are her husband, James L. Kelley, Sr., at home; a daughter, Christie Marie Kelley, and a son, James L. Kelly, Jr., both at home; her mother, Mrs. Rose M. Bennett, Towanda RD 4, three brothers, Gary Bennett of Monroeton RD 1, Ronald Bennett of Monroeton and Eugene Bennett of Towanda; a sister, Marjorie Bennett of Monroeton RD 1; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her father, Robert A. Bennett, and by a sister, Phyllis Bennett.  The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral and committal service will be held Thursday evening at 8 at the funeral home with the Rev. Larry Lutz, pastor of the N. Towanda Methodist Church, officiating.  Internment will be later in Bradford County Memorial Park.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BENNETT –HAZEL BENNETT CARPENTER, 80, of the Heritage Nursing Home, Athens, formerly of Cole’s Trailer Park, Sayre RD 2, died Tuesday, February 7, 1989, at the Heritage Nursing Home following a long period of deterioration health.  Born April 27, 1908 in Mildred, Pa., she was a daughter of Orrin and Cora Thrasher Bennett.  Mrs. Carptenter’s main interest in life surrounded her home, family and church.  She was an active member of the Keystone Baptist Church of South Waverly as long as her health permitted.  Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Carlton (Shirley) Lent, Towanda RD 5; Miss Rose M. Carpenter, Page Manor, Athens; Mrs. John (Lela) Shinn, Arnold, MD; Mrs. Henry (Betty) McNeal, Kent, WA; three sons, Albert S. of Towanda RD 5; Theodore of Arnold, MD; Francis of Oklahoma; 21 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lucy A. Andrews of Sayre; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Carpenter; by two sons, Robert and Charles Carptenter; two brothers, Willard and John Bennett; and a sister, Ellen Parker.  The funeral and committal service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster, with Pastor Dean Runyon of the Keystone Baptist Church officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 until 3 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Keystone Baptist Church in Mrs. Carpenter’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

BENNETT John Thomas Bennett

86, formerly of Towanda Township, died Monday morning, April 16, 2012 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in N. Towanda. John was born Jan. 29, 1926 in Monroeton, the son of Walter A. Bennett and Clara Mimi Benjamin Bennett. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army. John was employed by the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad for over 20 years. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, the outdoors, gardening, hunting and fishing.  Surviving are his sons and daughters-in-law, Paul W. and Christine Bennett of Towanda and Thomas J. and Valerie Bennett of Woolrich; grandchildren, Allison, Karyn, Dennis, Samantha, Shane and Lisa; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Bennett, and sisters, Thelma Johnson, Catherine Hagadorn and Virginia Allen. A graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, with Rev. Robert Martin officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. There are no calling hours.  The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital or to the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 in John's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – April 17, 2012

 

BENNETT Mabel - Mrs. Minor Hoover

Mrs. Mabel B. Hoover, 76, Winterdale Road, Hancock, N.Y., died Sunday, July 29, 1973 at Delaware Valley Hospital, Walton, N.Y. Born at Wyalusing on May 13, 1897, daughter of the late Darius and Elizabeth Shaffer Bennett, she lived in Hancock, N.Y. for the past 21 years. Mrs. Hoover was a member of the Equinunk United Methodist Church, its United Methodist Women and Lookout Grange. She was married to Minor Hoover on Nov. 10, 1916, at Towanda.  Surviving, in addition to her husband, are four daughters: Mrs. Piarlena Swackhammer, Benton; Mrs. Arthur (Virginia) Rickard, Walton, N.Y.; Mrs. Raymond (Garnetta) Collins, Susquehanna and Mrs. Leonard (Clarise) Conklin, Lowman, N.Y.; three sons, Edward, Springville; Donald, Lakeland, Fla., and Albert, Wellsburg, N.Y.; two brothers Gus Bennett, Wyalusing and Chester Bennett, Falkston; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Gertrude) Becker, Vestal, N.Y., and Mrs. Roxanne Vanderpool, Wyalusing; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Leonard Bennett, Lakeland, Fla.; 30 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  The funeral will be on Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel, Hancock, N.Y., the Rev. Raymond VanStone, pastor of the Equinunk United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment, Bradford Memorial Cemetery, Towanda.

 

ROBERT C. BENNETT, 77, of Monroeton died early Tuesday morning January 24, 1989 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born May 31, 1911 in New Albany, Pa., he was the son of Frank and Nellie Gowin Bennett. He attended Monroeton and Towanda High Schools and for 10 years was employed by the I. Morgan Weldy Printing Company on the Towanda-Monroeton Road. On September 4, 1933 he married the former Marian Wilbur in Monroeton. Mr. Bennett was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army 70th Infantry in the European Theatre and was also employed by the Towanda Folding Box Company in East Towanda for a total of 31 years. Robert was later employed for 2 ½ years by E.I. DuPont, Towanda. He was a former member of the Monroeton community band and the former Monroeton Presbyterian Church. Mr. Bennett enjoyed the outdoors while working in his vegetable gardens. Surviving are his wife, Marian Wilbur Bennett at home and a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Ronald Brennan of Monroeton; two grandchildren, Kimberly and Robert Brennan, both of Monroeton; a very close sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Ray Herner of Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers, Sterling Bennett on December 13, 1951 and Boyd L. Bennett on March 26, 1987; also by a sister, Viola Bennett Johns on February 6, 1984. The family will receive friends this evening from 7-9 o’clock at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Emmalou Kirchmeirer, pastor of the Monroeton United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Bradford Count Memorial Park with the Towanda American Legion No. 42 according full military honors. The family suggests memorials may be directed to Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA in Mr. Bennett’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

 

BENNETT Roxania M. Vanderpool

The Elmira Star Gazette Nov 16, 1973

Vanderpool, Roxania  Age 72, of Marshview, Wyalusing, RD 2, Pa., Thursday, Nov. 15, 1973. Friends may call at the Maryott Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., Sat. 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Larry Thomas. Burial Bradford County Memorial Park. Survived by five daughters, Mrs. William (Bessie) Hines of Hightstown, N.J., Mrs. Nellie Parrish of Cape Canaveral, Fla., Mrs. Clyde (Winnifred) Porter of Raleigh, N.C., Mrs. Adolph (Jean) Chakanowsky of Binghamton, Mrs. George (Gertrude) Power of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., three sons, Garfield, Towanda, RD3, Richard of Dushore, Pa., Llewellyn of Alba, Pa.; two brothers, Gus Bennett of Wyalusing, Chester Bennett of Mehoopany, Pa.; one sister, Mrs. Clarence (Gertrude) Becker of Vestal, N.Y.; 21 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; 21 nieces and nephews. She was the widow of Richard D. Vanderpool. She was a member of the Evergreen Christian Church; Liberty Corners Grange, New Albany Womens Business Club and a member of the Towanda Eagles Auxiliary; Rob Wood Mountain Gun Club. Memorials to the Evergreen Christian Church or the Towanda Memorial Hospital.    

 

BENNETT –RUTH BENNETT KELLEY, 65, of 11 North Minnequa Avenue, Canton died Sunday, September 8, 1985, at the Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport, Pa.  She was born on March 21, 1920 in Athens, Bradford County; a daughter of Gordon and Luratte Coleman Bennett.  Mrs. Kelley was a member of the Open Hand Grange of Leroy and the former Lady of Rebekah in Leroy.  Survivors include her husband, Emmerson, with whom she celebrated 49 years of marriage on April 26, 1985; three daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Harry Lammy of Canton.  Barbara and Harry Reid of Lisbon Malls, Maine and Lorraine and Thomas Rusk of Canton RD 1; a daughter, Janet R. Kelley of Canton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Judith Kelley of Canton RD 2 and Larry and Gale Kelley of Canton RD 1; a son, Kevin B. Kelley of Canton RD 1; 19 grandchildren/ four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Howard (Alice) Watson, Mrs. Edgar (Norma) Chubbuck and Miss Blanche Bennett, all of Rome (RD 1; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by a son, Ronald in 1976 and a granddaughter, Rhonda Kelley in 1981.  Funeral services will be held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Tuesday 10 a.m. with the Rev. David Morris, pastor of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) Church in Canton officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Friends may call Monday evening from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.  Memorials in Mrs. Kelley’s memory may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BENNETT –VIRGINIA EDNA ALLEN, 71, 0f the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda, died Monday evening, Aug. 21, 1995, at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Sayre.  Born Jan. 17, 1924, in Monroe Township, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Walter and Clara Benjamin Bennett.  Virginia was formerly employed by the Fontaine Weaving Co. in Towanda.  Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan V. and Keith Larkin of Towanda RR 5 and Clara M. and Jack Burgess of Towanda; four grandchildren, Naomi Sue Spencer of Towanda, Christopher D. Jennings of Towanda, Randy Burgess of Germany and Brian Burgess of California; four great-grandchildren; Robert Spencer, Jennifer Spencer, Byron Miller and Zachary Burgess; a brother John T. Bennett of Towanda; two sisters, Catherine Hagadorn of Towanda and Thelma Johnson of Towanda; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Bennett.  The funeral service will be held Friday, Aug. 25, 1995, at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Robert Martin pastor of the Standing Stone Vesper Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

BENNINGER –JANICE BENNIGNER COVEY, 68, of Milan, RR1, Smithfield Township, Pa. died early Wednesday morning July 7, 2004 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Born March 5, 1936 in Sayre, Pa. she was a daughter of the late Miner Benninger and Nancy Brewer Benninger.  Janice attended the Towanda and Ulster Schools.  She was formerly employed by the Towanda and Ulster Schools.  She was formerly employed by the Heritage Nursing Home in Athens, The Tioga Nursing Facility in Waverly, The Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Township and the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in Towanda as a Certified Nursing Assistant.  Janice also served as a director of Friendly Home Parties in the area for over 25 years.  She was a member of the Saco Hill Baptist Church. Naice possessed great love for her family especially her grandchildren who were her pride and joy.  She enjoyed crocheting and attending area rummages sales.  Surviving are: her children, Margaret Ann “Peggy” Coolbaugh and her husband Frank Coolbaugh of Milan, RR1, Bethal Cotter and Mike Seelye of Armenia Mountain, James Crain and his wife Denise Crain of King of Prussia, Pa., Elaine Bayles and her husband Steve Bayles of Coryland, Sandra Crain of Charlotte, N.C., David Covey and fiance Terry Ann Monchak of Sayre, Chrisanna Covey Barrett and her husband William Barrett of Benson, N.C.; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, four sisters; Laura Spencer and her husband Richard Spencer of Springfield, Pa., Dora Edwards and her husband Jim Clark of California, Nancy Rogers of California; five brothers; Carl Eugene Benninger and his wife Penny Benninger of Venice, Fla., Con Benninger and his wife Betty Benninger of Canton, Pa., Harold Benninger of Berwick, Pa., Jack Benninger and wife Deb Benninger of Florida, Dale Canfield and wife Mabel Canfield of Terrytown, Pa., numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her daughter, Marie Annette Crain, her granddaughter, Amber Lee Cotter, her parents, Miner and Nancy Benninger and a brother, William Edward Benninger.  The funeral and committal service will be held Saturday, July 10, at noon at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with Pastor Tim Geiger officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BENSON –DORIS A. BENSON SCOTT, age 79, of Troy, died on Thursday Oct. 28, 1999, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, N.Y.  She was born on Jan. 25, 1920, in Rutland Township, Pa., the daughter of the late George O. and Anna Grubham Benson.  Doris was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Troy.  She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and a past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Canton Chapter.  Doris enjoyed her pool, her rose garden and traveling.  She is survived by her husband, George E. Scott of Troy, with whom she celebrated 59 years of marriage on June 26, 1999; daughters, Helen I. (Leon) Roberts Jr. of Sylvania, and Georgia A. Pepper of Troy, Armenia Mountain; grandchildren, Melissa Roberts, Christopher Roberts and Joel Pepper; and great-grandchildren, Kyle and Kelsey Roberts.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, on Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, from noon to 2 p.m.  The ladies of the Order of the Eastern Star will conduct a memorial for their late sister, Doris Scott, at 1:45 p.m.  The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Marple, pastor of the Austinville Union Church and administrative pastor of the Olde Covert Church on Armenia Mountain, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Olde Covert Church, RR 1, Troy, Pa.  Envelopes will be provided by the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.

BENSON –FRANCES E. HOWARD, 83, of 30 Plank Rd., Towanda, died early Saturday morning Nov. 19, 1988 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Born Dec. 2, 1904 in Austinville, she was the daughter of Roy and Betsey Benson.  Mrs. Howard’s main interests in life encircled her home and family.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Elizabeth) Decker of Towanda RD 5; two sons, Edward Howard of the Senior Citizens Building in Towanda; Albert Howard of Towanda; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband Eugene Howard on Jan. 31, 1966, by a daughter, Marion McNeal in July 1988; by two sons Gerald and Earl Howard.  The funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. William H. Wassell, pastor of the Towanda First United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review. [Joyce,   When my aunt Elizabeth put this in the paper and she misspoke when she said Frances was the daughter of Roy and Betsey Benson.  Betsey (Elizabeth) D. Soper married John F. Benson and Frances (my grandmother) is their child.  John died and is buried in the and Betsey married Roy Williams, who died some time after Betsey did in 1951.  I believe that she said Roy and Betsey Benson because she knew her maiden name was Benson and the only grandfather she knew was Roy Williams.  Just another example of how you can be mislead researching your family. Reva Howard Wagner

BENTON
Benton, Beth L. age 13, Monday, October 1, 1973 at her home, Ulster RD2. No calling hours. Private service and committal at the Farr Funeral Home, Ulster, Pa. Rev. Joseph Gasper officiating. Burial Bradford County Memorial Park. The family requests memorials be directed to the Cancer Fund. Survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ronald (Karen) Rumsey of Erin, N.Y., Mrs. Larry (Barbara) Nichols of E. Smithfield; one brother, Thomas of Waverly, N.Y.; paternal grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. John C. Larsen, Lakeland, Fla.; parents, Mr. And Mrs. John Benton. She was a student of Eight Grade S.R.U. at E. Smithfield.

 

BERRY Beatrice M. (Berry) Lent

age 93, of Bailey Corners Road, Troy, Pa., died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital.  Beatrice was born March 21, 1917 in Nichols, N.Y., daughter of the late James W. and Violet (Nichols) Berry. She was married to the late Bruce P. Lent. Beatrice enjoyed being a homemaker and spending time with her family. She was an avid bowler and bowled in the Sunday couples league and later on the Thursday league. She was a member of the WABC and Troy Bowling Hall of Fame. Beatrice loved to travel and enjoyed riding through the countryside. She also had a passion for Wendy's bacon cheeseburgers and french-fries.  Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Claudette Lent, Jr. of Bentley Creek, Pa.; daughter and son-in-law, Eleanor and James Wolfe of East Troy, Pa.; three sisters, Margaret and Ward Ross of Allis Hollow, Pa., Virginia Fitzgerald of Towanda, Pa., Betty and Bob Quick of Loundsbury, N.Y.; daughter-in-law, Nancy Lent of Towanda, Pa.; sister-in-law, Sandy Bennett of Fla.; six grandchildren, Bruce F. Lent, Brenda Hurley, Laurie VanDyke, Lisa Morelli, Brian and Keisha Lent and Joseph Wolfe; ten great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Bruce P. Lent; son, Kenneth Lent on Nov. 10, 2010; and two brothers, Hudson and William Berry.  Family and friends are invited to call from 11 a.m. until noon on Thursday. Feb. 10, at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. Beatrice's service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at noon with Reverend Ken Marple officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. Memorial contributions are directed to the American Heart Association , 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg, PA 17041.  Towanda Daily Review – February 8, 2011

 

BERRY –JENNIE BERRY GATES, 91, Troy RD 1, died Friday Dec. 27, 1985, at the Bradford County Manor.  She was born Nov. 11, 1894, in Springfield Township (Bradford County), the daughter of Pleatus and Martha Creighton Berry.  A lifelong member of the Berrytown Wesleyan Church, Mrs. Gates was also a member of the Columbia Cross Roads Birthday Club.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Dorothy) Milazzo of Elmira, N.Y. and a daughter-in-law Charlotte Gates of Towanda; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul J. Berry of Gillett, Pa.; and a sister-in-law, Laura Dillon of Troy, Pa.  She was predeceased by her husband, Frank C. Gates, on Feb. 23, 1965, and a son, Paul (Bud) Gates, on Feb. 3, 1985.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy, on Monday 1-2 p.m.  The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home at the conclusion of the calling hours, with Rev. Edward Thigpen.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Family will provide flowers and memorials may be directed to the charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BERRY –T. GRACE HUGO, age 75, of New Albany died on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at her home.  She was born on Sept. 15, 1928, in Windham Township, Bradford County, a daughter of the late Harland (Pat) and Viola Wiggins Berry.  She was preceded in death by her husband Ivan Hugo on February 11, 2003.  They had celebrated 18 years of marriage.  She was a member of the Wysox United Methodist Church, and she enjoyed crocheting, reading and spending time with her special dog, Midget.  She is survived by her sisters and brothers-in-law; Greta and Mike Mowers of Newark Valley, N.Y., Sara Jane Stephenson, of St. Petersburg, Fla., Junia and Burton Meeker of Laundsberry, N.Y., Hilda and Pete Bakeman of Newark Valley, N.Y. and Bernice and John Landmesser of Monroeton; by two brothers and sisters-in-law Gordon and Eleanor Berry, of Clearwater, FL, Dale and Lorene Berry, of Towanda; stepchildren; Pauline and James McMahon of New Albany, Howard and Pauline Hugo of New Albany, Virginia Hugo of New Albany, Carolyn and Harold Rider of Eagles Mere, and Bernice and Art Yonkin of Dushore; by many grandchildren; and by many special nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, William Cronin Jr., and by brothers Melvin and James.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday Oct. 18, 2003, at 11 a.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, with the Rev. Ronald Troup, pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Friends and family are invited to call on Friday evening, Oct. 17, 2003 at McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore from 6 to 8 p.m., and on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, from 10 a.m. until the time of the memorial service.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to the New Albany Methodist Church or the New Albany Public Library, in T. Grace Hugo’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

Joseph A. BEVACQUA, 58
12/26/2001 Towanda Daily Review
Joseph A. "Joe" Bevacqua, 58, well-known chief of the Northeast Bradford Police Department, area businessman, and resident of Rome Township, died unexpectedly early Monday morning, Dec. 24, 2001, at his home as the result of a heart attack. He was born Dec. 2, 1943, in Passaic, N.J., the son of Rose Vitale Bevacqua and the late Frank Bevacqua. Joe, as he was known by his many friends, resided during his early life in Bergenfield, N.J., and was a graduate of Bergenfield High School, class of 1962. He was formerly employed by the Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey, and served as a police officer in Dumont, N.J., for several years. In 1973, Joe moved to the Rome area to join his father, Frank Bevacqua, in his business, known as Jersey Engine Rebuilders. He continued the successful business operation to the present. In 1974, Joe became chief of police in Rome Township. In the years to follow, the police departments of Rome Township, Orwell Township and LeRaysville Borough consolidated to form what is now known as the Northeast Bradford Police Department, with Joe remaining as chief.
On Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, Joe celebrated, with his family and friends, the grand opening of his new business, the Bee Clean Car Wash in Wysox. Joe was a member of the Bradford County Chiefs of Police Association, the Fraternal Order of Police, the William L. Daniels Masonic Lodge in Bergenfield, N.J., and was a founding member of the Bradford County K-9 Unit and the Bradford County Drug Task Force. He was a director of Northern State Bank in Towanda and a former school director for Northeast Bradford Schools. Joe was a life member of the National Rifle Association and was presented an award by Rome Township for 25 years of Outstanding Community Service. He was also presented the Outstanding Citizen of the Month Award, given by The Daily Review, for September 2001. Joe's sudden passing comes as a great shock to his family and many good friends, as he was a man of great dedication and respect. He will be deeply missed. Joe is survived by his wife, Mary "Kathy" Reilly Bevacqua at home; mother, Rose Vitale Bevacqua of Windham; children, Suzanne, and her husband Shane, Mikels of North Carolina, Christine Bevacqua of Windham, and Nicholas and his wife Brandy, Bevacqua of Athens; stepchildren, Nicole Peutl of Forty Fort, and Michael Peutl at home; granddaughter, Aaliyah Bevacqua of Athens; sister and brother-in-law, Marie E. and Andrew Anastasio of East Brunswick, N.J.; niece, Debra Anastasio of Monmouth Junction, N.J.; nephew, Andrew Anastasio of Jackson, N.J.; and faithful canine companion, Keystone. Joe was preceded in death by his father Frank Bevacqua on May 19, 1996, and sister Katherine Bevacqua on May 8, 1969. The family will receive friends on from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County K-9 Unit, c/o Nancy Mitchell, R.R. 2 Box 207, Ulster, Pa. 18850, or the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 170, Ulster, Pa. 18850 in Joseph A. Bevacqua's memory.

BEVAN - MARGARET HETTICH
Margaret Louise Bevan Hettich, 82, died Sunday, November 28, 1995. She was born July 3, 1913 in Burlington Township, the daughter of the late George and Sara Lodoiska Bevan. She attended the Luthers Mills High School to grade 10 and graduated from Towanda High School. She lived most of her life in Burlington. She was an active member of the Burlington United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women, member of the Asa Stevens Chapter of DAR and long-time member of the Iona Grange. She worked 30 years at Remington Rand, Elmira. She was proud to have a continuous voting record for 50 years. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Donna Hettich of Towanda; daughters and sons-in-law, Nila and Gordon Rumsey of Waverly, NY and Vonda and George Fero of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren and spouses, Doreen Hettich, Renee Hettich and Darin and Patricia Hettich. Denise Hettich, April and Mark Ferguson and Gordon E. Rumsey; five great-grandchildren; special friends, Marilee Kintzer; Jean Chamberlain Campfield, Kenneth and Dorcia Schill, Carol Garrison Passeri and Marilyn Garrison Welch; and cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hettich; brother, Paul Bevan; sister, Delores Bevan Miller; grandson, Ryan Hettich; and niece, Naomi Miller Brown. Funeral services were held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda on November 30 (2 p.m.) with Pastor Kermit Shrawder officiating with burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to the Burlington United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, c/o Robert Weldy, Burlington, PA 18814 of the Bradford County Library, RR 3, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR Thursday, November 30, 1995)

RAYMOND A. BIDLACK, 67 of P.O. Box 83, Monroeton, Pa. died at his home Saturday, Aug. 26, 1995 following an extended illness.  Born Dec. 9, 1927 in Sayre, he was the son of Clayton and Hazel Fice Bidlack.  He served with the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force retiring from the Air Force in 1971.  Mr. Bidlack received numerous decorations and awards while on active duty.  He was a dedicated hunter and fisherman and an avid NASCAR fan.  His favorite driver was Harry Gant.  He was predeceased by two brothers, Louis and James Bidlack.  He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Donna at home; his children, Lori Marshall of Milton, Steven Bidlack of Waverly, Kassie Ciavardini of Monroeton, Corey Bidlack of Towanda and his daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Kirk Niver of Waverly and a son and daughter-in-law, Clayton and Norma Bidlack of Manhattan, Kan.; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandsons; two sisters, Beverly Whipple of California and Helen Salsman of Meshoppen; two brothers, Robert of Monroeton and Anson of Virginia Beach, Va.; several nieces, nephews and several close friends.  Graveside services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Full military honors will be accorded by McGuire Air Force Base Honor Guard.  Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

BILLINGSLEY Catharine Billingsley Ennis

90, of Towanda, Pa., died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, surrounded by her loving family. Catharine was born on April 30, 1923, at Crawfis College in Putnam County, Ohio, a daughter of the late Tarley and Nellie C. Dotterer Billingsley. On April 29, 1945, she married Donald H. Ennis in Elmira, N.Y., and together they shared 58 years of marriage. During World War II, Catharine was employed by the Eclipse in Elmira, N.Y. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, doing ceramics, and cherished caring for her parakeets over the years. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Dave Bennett of Macungie, Pa.; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Lois Ennis of Towanda; five grandchildren, Tammy (Joe) Heidecker of Northampton, Pa., Tara (Craig) Bryant of Coopersburg, Pa., Sean Ennis of Towanda, Kristy (Matt) Clark of Towanda, and Renee (Ian) Sparrow of Towanda; and eight great grandchildren, Sarah and Grace Heidecker of Northampton, Pa., Alex and Kayla Bryant of Center Valley, Pa., Baylee and Grayson Clark of Towanda, and Ethan and Ali Sparrow of Towanda; a sister, Martha (Cecil) Cummings of Deland, Fla.; a brother, James (Annie) Billingsley of Winter Park, Fla.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Catharine was predeceased by her husband, Donald Howard Ennis; her son, Donald James Ennis; her mother and father, Tarley and Nelle Billingsley; and brothers, Robert Billingsley, Emerson Billingsley, Samuel Billingsley, Charles Billingsley, Howard Billingsley and George Billingsley. The funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Robert Martin officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to Memorial Hospital EMS, 91 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848, in Catharine's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – September 15, 2013

 

EMERSON T. (BILL) BILLINGSLEY, 71, of Troy RD 1, (Armenia Township) died Monday, Aug. 24, 1987 at the Troy Community Hospital.  He was born (ct. 23, 1915 at Gilboa, Ohio, the son of Tarley and Nellie Dotter Billingsley.  Bill and his wife, the former Margaret Dunbar, celebrated 44 years of marriage on Nov. 12, 1986.  Bill and Peg operated the Billingsley Farm Equipment in East Smithfield for 34 years, retiring in 1979.  Mr. Billingsley was a member of the Troy Church of Christ.  He was an Air Force captain, with service during World War II.  He was a charter member of the V.F. W. Post 7378, East Smithfield.  He was an avid camper and was currently president of the Good Sam Club.  He was also a member of the Tom Jack Indians campers.  Mr. Billingsley served as chairman of the board of supervisors of Armenia Township for nine years.  Surviving besides his wife are two sisters, Mrs. Cecil (Martha) Cummings of Winter Park, Fla. And Mrs. Donald (Catherine) Innes of Towanda; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Loretta Billingsley of Florence, Arizona, Robert and Virginia Billingsley of Troy RD 2 and James and Annie of Winter Park, Fla.  He was preceded in death by three brothers, Samuel, George and Howard.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, Aug. 27, at 2 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St. Troy, with the Rev. George Durie, his pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  Those wishing may forward memorial donations to either the Troy Church of Christ or American Heart Association in Mr. Billingsley’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BILLINGSLEY, EMERSON T.,   Emerson (Bill) Billingsley, 71, of Troy, RD1 (Armenia Township) died August 24, 1987 at the Troy Community Hospital.  He was born October 23, 1915 at Gilboa, OH, the son of Tarley and Nelle Dotter Billingsley.  Bill and his wife, the former Margaret Dunbar, celebrated 44 years of marriage on November 12, 1986.  Bill and Peg operated the Billingsley Farm Equipment in East Smithfield for 34 years, retiring in 1979.  Mr. Billingsley was a member of the Troy Church of Christ.  He was an Air Force captain, with service during World War II.  He was a charter member of the V.F.W. Post 7378, East Smithfield.  He was an avid camper and was currently president of the Good Sam Club.  He was also a member of the Tom Jack Indians Campers.  Mr. Billingsley served as chairman of the board of supervisors of Armenia Township for nine years.  Surviving besides his wife are sisters, Mrs. Cecil (Martha) Cummings of Winter Park, FL and Mrs. Donald (Catherine) Innes of Towanda; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Loretta Billingsley of Florence, AZ, Robert and Virginia Billingsley of Troy RD2 and James and Anni of Winter Park, FL.  He was preceded in death by brothers, Samuel, George and Howard.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on August 27 (2 p.m.) with Rev. George Durie officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Those wishing may forward memorial donations to either the Troy Church of Christ or the American Heart Association in Mr. Billingsley’s memory.  (TGR Aug. 27, 1987)

ROBERT BILLINGSLEY
 Robert W. Billingsley, 80, of Edgewood Drive, Troy, PA, died Friday, July 1, 1994 at the Troy Community Hospital emergency room. He was born October 2, 1913 in Leipsic, Ohio, the son of Tarley and Nelle Billingsley. He moved to Bradford County in 1931. Mr. Billingsley was a member of the East Granville Baptist Church.  He was a Granville Township supervisor and a former Troy School Board director. He was employed by Warner Company in East Troy. He enjoyed bowling at Terrace Lanes Bowling Center in the Monday Night Businessmen's League and the Monday Afternoon Senior Citizens League. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Virginia VanNoy Billingsley; daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Dorsey Christopher of Lebanon County, PA; a daughter, Marcene, of Troy; son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Edythe of Elmira, NY; granddaughters, Barbara and Becky Christopher of Lebanon Co.; brothers, Charles Billingsley of Florence, AZ and James Billingsley of Winter Park, FL; sister, Martha Cummings of Orlando, FL and Catharine Ennis of Towanda; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Samuel, George, Howard and Emerson (Bill) Billingsley. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on July 5 with the Rev. George Durie officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. (TGR, Thursday, July 7, 1994)

ADRIAN M. BINFORD, 82, of Hillcrest Apts., Troy, PA, formerly of Fallbrook Rd., Troy, PA, died Saturday, June 14, 1997 at the Troy Community Hospital.  He was a milk tester for numerous farmers in the Troy area and was also employed by the Hall Motor Co. for several years.  He was an avid fisherman who enjoyed camping with his family at the St. Lawrence River.  He also spent a great deal of time gardening.  He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Aletha Binford; son, Daniel (Jeanne) Binford of Morseville, NC; daughter, Karen (Daniel) Thomas of Elmira, NY; three grandchildren and one great-grandson.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy June 16 with interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

Adrian M. BINFORD, 82, of Hillcrest Apts., Troy, PA, formerly of Fallbrook Rd., Troy, PA, died Saturday, June 14, 1997 at the Troy Community Hospital.  He was a milk tester for numerous farmers in the Troy area and was also employed by the Hall Motor Co. for several years.  He was an avid fisherman who enjoyed camping with his family at the St. Lawrence River.  He also spent a great deal of time gardening.  He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Aletha Binford; son, Daniel (Jeanne) Binford of Morseville, NC; daughters, Karen (Daniel) Thomas of Elmira, NY; three grandchildren and one great-grandson.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy June 16 with interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Troy Gazette Register

BIRD - Saundra Jeanne Jordan, age 67, of New Albany, PA, died on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, at her home. She was born on March 24, 1937, in Sayre, PA, a daughter of the late John and Harriett "Peaches" Ford Bird. On April 11, 1952, Saundra married Lloyd C. Jordan. They celebrated 53 years of marriage. Being the wife of a military man, she lived in Hawaii and six other states, and in Germany and Italy. Mrs. Jordan was a member of the Rock Run Assembly of God Church of Muncy Valley; the Women's Aglow; Country Quilters; and George's Bowling League. She enjoyed her time spent gardening and sewing. She managed the Bobby Sox girls' softball team, and had an Arizona State Championship. She was active in Girl Scouting with her daughters, and had enjoyed a trip to the Berlin Wall. She is survived by her husband, Lloyd C. Jordan, at home; her daughters, Colleen (Michael) Ricci, Eileen (Tom) Forker and Patricia (Christopher) Wollenzin; her sons, Lawrence (Sheila) Jordan and Lloyd II (Hope) Jordan; her grandchildren, Wendy Carey, Shayna Dimmick, Waylon Smith, Jennifer and Caitlin Higley, Rachel, Sara, Hannah and Christa Jordan, Benjamin, Rebecca, Nicholas and Holly Jordan, and C. Lee Wollenzin; her great-grandchildren: Dana and Chance Carey; two brothers, Paul "Joe" (Jeanette) Bird of Jonestown, PA, and Richard (Nancy) Bird of Kemp, Texas; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Monday, Jan. 9, in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, PA, with the Rev. James Bechtel, her pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA. Friends and family are invited to call from 3-6 PM on Sunday, Jan. 8, and from 10 AM until the time of the funeral service on Monday, Jan. 9. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rock Run Church, Route 220, Muncy Valley, PA. - Daily Review, Towanda, PA, January 7, 2006

BIRDSALL –DORIS L. SEIPLER, 76, widow of Floyd A. Seipler Sr. of Chestnut Hills Apartments, Towanda RR 3, formerly of Powell, died Saturday morning, Jan. 1, 2000, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Dec. 2, 1923, in Sayre, she was a daughter of the late William and Hazel Landmesser Birdsall.  Doris was a graduate of Towanda High School.  On Jan. 28, 1941, she married Floyd A. Seipler Sr. and together they resided in Powell for many years.  In early years Doris was employed by the Blue Swan in Sayre.  Following the death of her husband, Floyd, on Aug. 22, 1988, she was employed by the Towanda Motel.  Doris’ main interest in life encompassed her family and friends, and she enjoyed attending ball games.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law.  Doris and Charles Swingle of Towanda; a son, Floyd A. Seipler Jr. of Franklindale; a son and daughter-in-law, James W. and Jane Seipler of Rome RR 1; grandchildren, Jacqueline Seipler of Towanda, Christine Estelle of Towanda, Lisa Lee of Towanda.  Joe Lee of Towanda, Bill Lee of Towanda, Richard White of Towanda, Robert White Jr. of Towanda, Timothy Seipler of Rome.  Todd and his wife, Lori Seipler of Rome; six great-grandchildren, a brother Jesse and his wife, Shirley Birdsall of Monroeton, sisters, Ellen Cranmer of Monroeton, Marjorie and her husband, Al Seymour of Wysox, and Vivian Crane of Homer, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends, Tracy Johnson, Jody Ryder, Dot and John.  She was preceded in death by a brother, William F. Birdsall, on Dec. 22, 1995; a grandson, Brian Lee Seipler, on Nov. 24, 1984, her father-in-law, James A. Seipler, on Jan. 13, 1985; and her mother-in-law, Nina Cole Seipler, on May 6, 1991.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  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 charity or organization of one’s choice in Mrs. Seipler’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BIRDSALL - Hazel J. Birdsall Taylor, 53, of 319 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., died Sunday evening, May 4, 2008. Born May 23, 1954 in Towanda, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William F. Birdsall and Doris L. Losey Birdsall Worden. Hazel was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1972. At the time of her death she was employed by the Towanda Area School District at the J. Andrew Morrow School. She was a member of the Monroeton United Methodist Church. Hazel's life encompassed her home and family. She loved the outdoors, camping, cooking, canning, her crafts, and tending to her plants. Surviving are: her children, Jessica Taylor Brown and her fiancé, Nicholas Ferreri of Dushore, Pa., Beth Taylor and James Decker of Wysox, Pa., Joseph Taylor and Jessica Kepner of Towanda, Pa., James Taylor of Towanda, Pa., Rachael Taylor of Towanda, Pa.; three grandchildren, Cameron, Kacey, and Kayleen; her sisters, Cora Williams and her husband, Doug Williams of Apalachin, N.Y., Mary Tuttle of Ulster, Pa., Vicky Birdsall and her companion, Brad Potter of Towanda, Pa.; her brother, William Birdsall and his wife, Dawn Birdsall of Towanda, Pa.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her step father, Arnold Worden.  The funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, 2008, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Sandy Brant, pastor the Ulster United Methodist Church, officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701, or to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848, in Hazel J. Birdsall Taylor's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, 7 May 2008

 

BIRDSALL Jesse Eugene Birdsall

80, of Monroeton, Pa., died Monday evening, April 18, 2011 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in North Towanda, Pa.  Jesse was born May 1, 1930 in Powell, Pa., the son of the late William E. Birdsall and Hazel A. Landmesser Birdsall. He attended school in Powell, Pa., and was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1948. On May 1, 1952, he married the former Shirley Jean Hughes. In early years, Jesse worked on the family farm, drove school bus and delivered coal for Whyte's in Monroeton. He was later employed by the Ingersoll-Rand Foundry in Athens, Pa., for over 30 years until his retirement in April of 1992.  Jesse enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, gardening, horses and playing cards.  He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shirley Jean Birdsall; daughters, Evelyn Arnold and husband Sam of Monroeton, Jean Marie Birdsall of Dushore, Pa., Susan Lowder and husband Maurice "Gene" of Lake Placid, Fla.; son, Joel Eugene Birdsall of Canton, Pa.; grandchildren, Todd Arnold and wife Cassie of Watsontown, Pa., Brett Arnold and Brenda Brown of Granville Summit, Pa., Amanda Towner and husband Aaron of Towanda, Wade Eric Gross and wife Naomi of Poulsbo, Wash., Jeb Thomas Gross of Lake Placid, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Todd Arnold Jr., Ethan Arnold, Duke Arnold, Dylan Towner, Emma Towner and Nathaniel Eric Gross; sister, Marjorie Seymour and husband Al of Wysox; sister-in-law, Beverly Weaver of Liberty Corners; sister-in law and brother-in-law, Delores and Mark Crane of Towanda; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jim and Wilma Hughes of Littcar, Ky.; several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Vivian Crane, Ellen Cranmer and Doris Seipler; and a brother, William "Bill" Birdsall.  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, Pa.  The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting the Birdsall family with arrangements.  Published in Daily Review on April 20, 2011

 

BIRDSALL –VIVIAN MARIE CRANE, 82, widow of David D. Crane, formerly of Burlington Township, Towanda RR 3, died Friday evening, Feb. 28, 2003, at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital of Towanda.  Born April 29, 1920, in Powell, she was a daughter of the late William and Hazel Pandmesser Birdsall.  Vivian was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1938.  In early years she was employed as a cook and housekeeper for several area families.  She was later employed as a home decorator in the area for a number of years.  On April 25, 1946, she married David D. Crane in Burlington, Mr. and Mrs. Crane owned and operated their farm in Burlington Township for many years.  She was preceded in death by her husband David, on Nov. 26, 1983.  Vivian was a member of the Iona Grange and was an avid Dodger fan for over 60 years.  Surviving are her children and their spouses, Ellen and Dennis VanHorn of Edison, J.J., Linda and Gerald Gardner of Towanda RR 3, Mark and Delores Crane of Towanda RR 4, and Kathy and Robert Rice of Homer, N.Y.; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Crane of Towanda RR 2; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Jesse and Shirley Birdsall of Monroeton; a sister, Ellen Cranmer of Monroeton; a sister and brother-in-law, Marjorie and Allen Seymour of Wysox; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by a son, Larry D. Crane on April 1, 2002; a brother, William F. Birdsall, on Dec. 22, 1995; and a sister, Doris L. Seipler; on Jan. 20, 2000.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Thomas Blackall, pastor of the Alba First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) officiating.  The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to funeral service Tuesday afternoon at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Monroe Hose Company in care of David Kerrick, treasurer, PO Box 22, Monroeton, PA or to the Iona Grange in care of Mary Lou Rogers, RR 3, Towanda, PA in Vivian Marie Crane’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

BIRDSALL - William F. Birdsall, 70, of 407 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre, died Friday evening, Dec. 22, 1995, at his home.  Born Nov. 15,1925, in Powell a son of the late Willie E. and Hazel LANDMESSER BIRDSALL.  William was a graduate of the Williamsport School of Technology.  He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army  Company G, 475th Infantry Regiment in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre and was the recipient of four bronze stars and the purple heart.  Mr. Birdsall was employed by G.T.E. Syvania in Towanda for 34 years, retiring in 1981.  William was a memeber of the Barton United Methodist Church and served as a lay memeber for the annual conference.  He was also a member of the adult Sunday school class, the church singles club and Bible study group.  Other memeberships include the Sayre-Athens Senior Citizens; Betowski-VandeMark American Legion V.F.W. Post No. 492, Waverly, NY; and Skiff-Bower V.F.W. Post No. 1536, in Sayre.  He was a life memeber of Merrill's Marauders Association.  Bill posessed a generous, giving heart and was always ready and present to assist others when needed.  He will be rememebered most for his love of church , family and senior friends.  He enjoyed traveling and baseball.  Surviving are his children; Cora Ann Cass and her fiance Douglas Williams of Apalachin, NY, Hazel Taylor of Monroeton, William and Dawn Birdsall Jr. of Monroeton, Mary and William Tuttle of Ulster, Vicky Birdsall and Brad Potter of Towanda; 16 grandchildren; one great granddaughter; three sisters: Vivian Crane of Towanda, Ellen Cramner of Monroeton and Doris Seipler of Monroeton: a sister and brother-in-law Marge and Al Seymour of Wysox; a brother and sister-in-law, Jesse and Shirley Birdsall of Monroeton; several nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends of the church and singles club.  He was preceded in death by twin grandsons; John and James Warner.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1995, at 10 a.m. at the Maryott- Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Richard H. Schuster, pastor of the Barton United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, with Skiff-Bower V.F.W. Post 1536, Sayre, according full military honors.  The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggest that memorials may be sent to: Barton United Methodist Church, in care of Ella May Bill, 184 West Whitcome Road, Barton, NY 13734, opr to the Sayre-Athens Senior Citizens, in care of Virginia Bidwell, 104 Elsbree St. Sayre, Pa 18840, in William Birdsall's memorry.   RHW.  Towanda Daily Review 24 Dec. 1995.

BIRTH, Sara Elizabeth (Betty) Peters, age 77, of Troy, RR 3, PA died Saturday, January 11, 1997 at the Schultz Personal Care Home in Grover, PA.  She was born July 20, 1919 in Bloomsburg, PA, the daughter of Almon and Lena (Culver) Birth.  She graduated from Huntington Mills High School and Bloomsburg University. She taught at Fairmount Township Schools of Luzerne County, PA.  She was a member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church and was a 50-year member of the Union Grange.  She was married to the late Robert Peters and they maintained a farm on Mr. Pisgah from 1958 to 1980.  The farm has since been maintained by their son, Almon.  Betty wrote for many years for the “Troy Gazette Register.”  She is survived by sons, Neil L. Peters of Peekskill, NY and Almon L. Peters, Troy RR 3; daughter, Janet Ordway of Troy; grandchildren, Barbara K. Ordway Brown of Pittsburgh, PA and Dennis C. Ordway of Troy; brothers, Kermit Birth of Lewisburg, PA and Gerald Birth of Minneapolis, MN; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Peters, on August 16, 1980.  Funeral services were held January 14 at the West Burlington United Methodist Church with the Rev. Donald Raffensperger officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  Memorials may be directed to the West Burlington United Methodist Church Radio Ministry, c/o Rev. Donald Raffensperger, RR 2, Box 457, Troy, PA 16947.

 

BISH Janet L. Peterson (Jannie)

70, of Athens, surrounded by her loving family at the home of her daughter, lost her two-month battle with cancer and a life-long battle with schizoaffective disorder and Parkinson's disease on Aug. 1, 2012.  She is survived by her sons, David (Cris) Peterson of Hammondsport, N.Y., William (Cindy) Peterson of Sussex, Wisc. and Michael Peterson of Prattsburg, N.Y.: a daughter, Toni (George) Ballenstedt of Sayre; her grandchildren and great-­grandchildren who were such a joy to her, Jessica, Amanda, and Matthew Peterson, Anthony (Michelle) Peterson, Brittany (Geoff) Anderson, Carly and Chloe Peterson, Nathan Peterson, Miranda, Anthony Jr., Kasidy, Jared and Kaylee Peterson and Paige Anderson; her angel-sister, Jacquelynn (Randy) Baldwin of Carrollton, Va.; her brother-in-law, Major Robert (Evi) Jordan of Ft. Meade, Md.; along with many special nieces, nephews, cousins (including a very special cousin, Alma Josbena of Towanda, PA) and many friends.  Janet was born in Olean, N.Y. on Oct. 4, 1941, the daughter of the late John H. and Cleone E. (Allen) Bish.   Janet was a long time member of the Sayre Christian Church in Sayre, and a proud graduate of the Athens High School Class of 1959.   In addition to her parents, Janet was predeceased by another special sister, Majol "Midge" Jordan in 1995.  A special thank you to Dr. Philip Lowry, Dr. M. Edrissian and the 8th floor staff at the Guthrie Clinic, staff of Elderwood Rehabilitation Center, Guthrie Hospice, Father Bryan Wright and especially, Rev. James Donahoo.   Janet was a devoted Christian, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Her perseverance despite many life challenges will always inspire us.   Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens. A service of remembrance and hope will be offered at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5 at the Sayre Christian Church, 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre.   Burial will be at Bradford County Memorial Park, Towanda at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the National Alliance on Mental Illness at their website, NAMI.org or to the angels at Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA 18848.   Penn York Opportunities, 101 South Main St., Athens, PA 18810.   Towanda Daily Review – August 2, 2012

 

BLAIR Neva Blair Jones
Died: Wednesday, October 3, 2001
Age: 91
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Neva Blair Jones, 91, of Tow-anda, PA, died on Wednesday morning, Oct. 3, 2001 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Towanda Memorial Hospital.  Born Nov. 14, 1909 in Herrickville, she was the daughter of the late Frank Rolla and Laura Wells Blair.  Neva attended the Herrickville School. Prior to WWII, she was employed by the Blue Swan in Sayre. She was later employed by Sylvania Electric on S. Main St. in Towanda and also in North Tow-anda where she served as supervisor of the finishing and grinding de-partment for 28 years until her re-tirement in 1972.  Neva was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church where she served as a deacon and was a member of the Wysox Prayer Circle and Sewing Society. Neva was a former member of the Herrickville United Methodist Church, twice Past Matron of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter No. 26, Rome, and member for over 50 years. She was also a member of the George Clymer Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Sylvania Quarter Century Club, Sylvania Women's Club and was an active member of the Towanda Area Senior Citizens. In July 2001, Neva was honored as the recipient of the Outstanding Citizen Award in Wysox Township.  Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Harold H. Horton of Binghamton, NY, Ruth and Donald E. Smith, Sr. of Towanda, Faye and Craig W. Griffis of Milan RR1; a son-in-law, Bruce Gold of Nazareth; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Millard McPherson on August 10, 1950 and Clarence G. Jones on May 14, 1969; a daughter, Margaret Jane Gold in 1997 and a grandson, Sean Gold in 1968.  The funeral service was held Saturday, Oct. 6 at 2:30 p.m. at the Wysox Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Roger Griffith, pastor and the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, pastor emeritus, officiating.  Interment was in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family received friends Fri-day evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 26, Rome held a memorial service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Wysox Presbyterian Church, in care of Margaret Gordon, RR2, Box 260, Wysox, PA 18854 in Mrs. Jones's memory.

 

BLAIR –NORMA LEE HOWELL, age 87, of New Albany, Pa., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, Pa. Norma was born in Williamsport, on Feb. 3, 1927, a daughter of the late Earl V. and Mary E. McCarthy Bair. She attended school in Williamsport and married Willis C. Howell of New Albany, Pa., on Oct. 6, 1944. They recently celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary.  Norma worked for a while as a waitress and was then employed for over 23 years at Dushore Lingerie, Dushore, PA until its closing. She was a member of the New Albany United Methodist Church. She enjoyed raising her family and when she was younger, enjoyed playing guitar. She also liked to spend time at their cabin on the Susquehanna River. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who enjoyed cooking, gardening, and dancing and she will be missed by all who knew her. Surviving is her spouse Willis C. Howell, at home; son John M. Howell of New Albany, Pa.; daughter Sheryl L. Howell of Endicott, N.Y.; brother-in-law Carl Howell of New Albany, Pa.; granddaughter Julia M. Dudascik-Willis and husband Oral R. Willis of Clifton Park, N.Y.; two great-grandsons Theodore G. Willis of Clifton Park, N.Y. and Zavier Z. Willis of Clifton Park, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister Naomi Hendricks; and three brothers Dorland Bair, Charles Bair, and Kenneth Bair. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., with her Pastor James P. Rouse, officiating. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther's Mill, Pa. Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. on Monday evening, May 19, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorial contributions be sent to the Dushore Fire Co. & Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 1, Dushore, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 5/18/2014

BLANEY
Floyd Junior Blaney, 43, of 266 West 13th St., Elmira Heights died Friday night at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira, following an extended illness. He was a native of Canton Pa., and the step-father of a Waverly resident. Born in Canton, May 6, 1927, the son of Floyd and Viola Tuning Blaney, Sr., he was employed with an Elmira Heights Sanitation service. Surviving are his wife, the former Ada Smith; a son, Douglas, at home; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Mary Hollander of Elmira Heights, and Mrs. Betty Strickland of Florida; two step sons, Richard Morris in Vietnam and Harold Morris of Waverly; his parents; two sisters Mrs. Irene Shadduck of Canton RD 2 and Mrs. Wilma Earle of Troy RD 3; a brother Harry D Blaney of Horseheads; his grandmother, Mrs. Veronica Tuning of Canton; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Kleese Funeral Home in Canton

HARRY DALE BLANEY, 55, of Westover Hills Trailer Park, Wellsburg, N.Y., died Wednesday, July 30, 1985, at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira.  Mr. Blaney was born April 15, 1930, in Canton, the son of Floyd and Viola Tuning Blaney.  He was a foreman for Thatcher Glass in Elmira, where he was employed 35 years.  He was a member of American Legion Post No. 442 in Horseheads, N.Y., and the Loyal Order of the Moose Post 429 in Canton.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Sharon) Shedden, of Troy RD 3, two sons, Kevin and Kenneth Blaney, both of Elmira; two sisters, Mrs. Irene Shadduck, of Canton RD 2 and Mrs. Robert (Wilma) Earle, of Troy RD 3; two grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mr. Blaney was predeceased by his wife, the former Sharon Hall, who died May 8, 1984.  The funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 2, at 1 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Edward F. Ayres officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills.  Friends are invited to call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review.

BLANEY Irene B. SHADDUCK, 74, of Canton RR 2, PA died Monday, March 29, 1999 at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira, NY following a brief illness.  Born on August 17, 1924 in Cornish, PA she was a daughter of the late Floyd and Viola Tuning Blaney.  Irene was a graduate of Canton High School, class of 1942.  She was employed by the former Swayze Folding Box Company in Canton for several years.  In 1960 Irene accepted a position with Westinghouse in Horseheads, NY, where she worked until her retirement in 1986.  Irene attended the Calvary Alliance Chapel in Canton and was a member of the Women of the Moose, Canton Lodge No. 981.  She is survived by a brother-in-law Robert Earle of Troy; aunts and an uncle, Mrs. Robert (Lillian) Dallas of Alba, Mrs. Lahja Tuning of Elmira and Mr. Theron (Benny) Binford of Sylvania; several nieces, nephews and cousins in addition to special friends.  In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by brothers, Floyd Blaney Jr. in 1970 and Harry (Bud) Blaney in 1985; and a sister, Wilma Earle, in 1990.  Funeral services were held April 2 at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. David McIntire, pastor of the Canton Calvary alliance Chapel, officiating.  Interment was to be in Bradford County memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Western Alliance EMS, 17 S. Washington St., Canton, PA 17724; the calvary alliance Chapel, RR 2, Canton, PA 17724; or to a charity of one’s choice in Irene B. Shadduck’s memory - Troy Gazette Register

RAY BLANEY, 75, of 168 Troy St., Canton, died Monday Dec. 6, 1982 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Mr. Blaney was born Jan. 6, 1907, in Morgantown, W. Va., a son of Frank and Mollie Butler Blaney.  Mr. Blaney retired in 1975 as a full time bookkeeper for the H. Rockwell and Son Feed Mill in Canton.  He continued in work at Rockwell’s part-time until his death.   Mr. Blaney attended the First Baptist Church in LeRoy.  He is survived by his wife, the former Evelyn Page, to whom he was married 54 years as of Nov. 28, 1982; four daughters, Mrs. Frank (Emma Jane) Kreamer, of Athens, Mrs. Donald (June) Baldwin of Canton RD 1, Mrs. Rev. David (Beverly) Toro, of Sidney, Australia, and Ms. Linda Blaney, of Philadelphia; two sons, Harold “Chuck” Blaney and Gary Blaney, both of Canton; 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Also surviving are brothers and sisters-in-law.  Funeral and committal services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Ray Ackley, his pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills.  Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.  Memorial donations may be directed to the LeRoy First Baptist Church Building fund in Mr. Blaney’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

BLEILER –MARY E. EPLER, 72, of New Albany RD 1, died July 4, 1991, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  She was born in Overton Township on Nov. 25, 1918, the daughter of the late Frank and Jennie Heverly Bleiler.  Mary and her husband, Harry Epler ran a dairy farm since 1944.  She had many friends and loved her family members.  She and Harry helped many organizations through their love and support.  She with the help of her son, Larry, built and made the Mountain House Inn a success.  Mary was a member of the New Albany United Methodist Church, a member of the Rebecca’s of Towanda and the New Albany fire Company.  She enjoyed bowling in leagues for many years.  In April, Mr. and Mrs. Epler celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary.  Mary is survived by her husband, Harry E. Epler, at home; two sons, Robert H. Epler of New Albany; Lawrence R. Epler of New Albany; three brothers, Arthur (Doc) Bleiler of Clayton, Ga.; Harold Bleiler of Bothell, Wash.; Victor Bleiler of New Albany; seven grandchildren, Mike, Randy, Penny and Scott Epler, Theresa Allen Mosier, Debbie Allen McComb and Thomas Allen, three great-grandchildren, Amber, Tara and T. J. Mosier.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Nina Joyce Allen on Sept. 13, 1970.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 8, 1891, in the Russell P. McHenry funeral Home 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, with the Rev. Richard A. Reeser, pastor of the Zion Lutheran Chapel, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Relatives and friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday.  The family request in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the New Albany Fire Company, Mary Epler Memorial fund, c/o Mike Epler, New Albany, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GEORGE W. BLOOM, 79, Towanda RD 3, formerly of Granville Summit RD 1, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 1990, at home.  He was born Aug. 3, 1911, in Barre, N.Y., the son of George Bloom and Hannah Elizabeth Cook Bloom.  He and the former Pauline Evans were married Feb. 25, 1942.  He was a lifelong dairy farmer of Granville Summit and a member of the Franklindale Christian Church.  Mr. Bloom was a member of the Granville Center Grange.  He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jim and Mary Jean Andrus, Towanda RD 3; grandsons and their wives, Jay and Kelly Andrus of Granville RD 1, and Joe and Charlene Andrus, Towanda RD 3; great-grandsons, Paul Andrus and Kassidy Andrus; a brother, John Bloom, Lockport, N.Y.; sisters-in-law, Esther Wrisley, Gibsonia, Pa., and Erma Knowlden, Elmira; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his wife, Pauline Evans Bloom, on March 28, 1978, and his sisters, May and Winnie, and brothers, Hubert and Robert.  Friends are invited to call at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center St., Canton, on Friday from 3 to 5 p.m.  The funeral service will be held there Saturday at 1 p.m.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BLOW - Lois Strope
Lois Blow Strope, 77, of Towanda RR3, Burlington Township, PA, died on Easter Sunday, April 11, 2004 at her home, following an extended illness. Born Aug. 11, 1926 in Ulster Township, she was the daughter of the late Percy M. and Elizabeth Rosengrant Blow. Lois was employed by the Bradford County Manor for 12 years, until her retirement in 1986. She loved her family, the outdoors, horses and gardening. Surviving are three stepchildren, Linda Harshbarger and her husband, Barry of Troy, Larry Shults and his wife, Betty Jo of Wyalusing and Donna Strope Esposito and her husband, Anthony of Towanda RR3; nine step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Floyd and Grace Blow of Windsor, NY, Frank and Harriet Blow of Nichols, NY, Arthur and Eleanor Blow of Towanda, Burt and Fairburn Blow of Waverly, NY and David and Helen Blow of Gillett; a sister and brother-in-law, Janey and Robert Douglas of Gillett; sisters-in-law, Dora Bidlack of Ulster and Edna Robbins of Hillsgrove and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Kenneth O. Strope on March 1, 1982 and Donald M. Strope on June 1, 1999 and four brothers, Henry, Earl, Robert and Roy Blow. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church, with the Rev. William Lusk, officiating. Interment will be private in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Arrangements were under the direction of the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 or to the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church, in care of Kathy Wilstenholme, treasurer, RR1, Box 277-B, Towanda, PA 18848 in Lois Blow Strope’s memory.

JOSHUA BLOWERS, 19, Of Monroeton died Saturday morning, April 12, 2003, as a result of an automobile accident in Herrick Township.  Born Feb. 19, 1984, in Sayre he was the son of Glenn Michael Blowers and Amanda Heath Worthington.  Joshua attended Towanda and Northeast Bradford High Schools and the Northern Tier Career Center in North Towanda.  He enjoyed sports, music, video games and movies, the outdoors, hunting and fishing.  Joshua enjoyed spending time with his nephew, Mason and cousin, Patrick.  Surviving are his father, Glenn Blowers, with whom he resided in Monroeton; his mother and stepfather, Amanda and Ronald Worthington of Rome RR 3; a sister and brother-in-law, Misty and Brian Ackley of Towanda RR 4; a sister, Michelle Blowers of Monroeton; his nephew, Mason Ackley of Towanda RR 4; his maternal grandmother, Eunice Heath of Towanda RR 3; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, James Heath, and paternal grandparents, Wanda and George Stephen Blowers.  The funeral and committal service will be held Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at 4 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, officiating.  The family will receive friends Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  –Towanda Daily Review.

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