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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


BRANAKA –MERTIE A. KLINE, 81, (SRGP 37235) of Athens died Thursday, March 28, 2002, at the Bradford County Manor after an extended illness.  Born April 5, 1920, in Towanda, the daughter of John and Nora Campbell Branaka, She was a 1940 graduate of Athens High School.  She married Chester G. Kline Sr. on Dec. 7, 1943, in Fresno, Calif.  She was formerly employed in the Housekeeping Department at the Robert Packer Hospital and later worked as a housemother at the R.P.H. School of Nursing.  Her interests in life were her family and outdoor activities.  She is survived by: her children, Chester and Emma Jean Kline of Athens, Richard Kline of Norwalk, Wis., Ronald and Barb Kline of Rome, Joann Wolcott of Sevierville, Tenn., and Philip and Susie Kline of Waverly, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Emerson Branaka of Elmira, N.Y., Elwin Branaka of Apopka, Fla., Charles Branaka of Lake Wales, Fla., John Branaka of Rosenberg, Texas, and Nora June Bailey of Luthers Mills; a special friend, Eulie Wickwire of Towanda; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Chester G. Kline, in 1985; daughter-in-law, Donna Kline, in 1991; and a sister, Donna Dixon, in 1973.  Family and friends may call at the Jay e. Lowery funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Tuesday, April 2, from 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 3, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Ann Canfield, pastor of the Waverly United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorial donations may be made to the G. V. E. M. S., 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, PA or to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. of Northeast Pennsylvania, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. –Towanda Daily review.

BRANNAKA –NORA JUNE BRANNAKA BAILEY, (SRGP 37238) 72, wife of David N. Bailey Sr. of Towanda RR3, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004 at her home following a period of declining health.  Born June 24, 1931 in Sayre, she was a daughter of the late John and Nora Campbell Brannaka.  Nora attended Towanda High School and was a graduate of Athens High School class of 1948.  On June 3, 1949 she married David N. Bailey at her parents’ home in Standing Stone.  Nora was employed by Sylvania Electric in Towanda for 23 years until her retirement.  She was a member of the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church and the Sylvania Women’s Club.  Surviving are: her husband; David N. Bailey, Sr., her children; David N. Bailey, Jr. of Towanda, RR1, Janet Marie Lent and her husband Edwin Lent of Wysox RR2, Kathy Diane Davis of Philadelphia, Pa., Thomas Bailey and his wife Mary Bailey of Towanda, RR1, her mother-in-law, Pearl Kaylor of the Bradford County Manor, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three brothers; Charles Brannaka of Lakeland, Florida, John Brannaka of Texas, and Elwin Brannaka of Apopka, Florida.  Several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased in death by two sisters, Donna Dixon and Mertie Kline, her brother, Emerson Brannaka and a brother-in-law, Chester Kline.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  There are no calling hours.  The family request that memorial contributions be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, Northeaster Pennsylvania Chapter, Kirby Health Center, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. in Mrs. Bailey’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

BREECE –CORNELIA BREECE WEED, 77, widow of Eugene N. Weed of RD 5 Towanda died Wednesday morning August 9, 1988 at the Bradford County Manor following a lengthy illness. Born October 29, 1910 in Smithfield Township, she was the daughter of Clarence and Bertha Maynard Breece. During her teen years she spent many an afternoon at the Bradford County Manor visiting the residents while her parents worked there, her mother being head cook and her father in charge of the manor farm. She graduated from West Burlington High School. Mrs. Weed began her married life August 15, 1929 with Eugene as they engaged in farming. During her marriage while raising their daughter, she also worked outside at the Rynveld Wreath Company and the Wysox Creamery. She was also employed at GTE Sylvania, where she worked under heavy security during the war years, badge number 1867. She was a past member of Burlington United Methodist Church and a 25-year of Iona Grange 272, where she and her husband attended both state and national grange. She was a member of the Mystery Pal Club. After moving to Wysox in 1957. Mrs. Weed preferred being at home, but was active in many community activities. A quiet, retiring person she maintained a host of friends and a loving family. She was preceded in death by her husband May 10, 1985 and by two brothers, Hazelton and Clarence and a sister, Belle. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Harold (Patricia) Barbur of RD 2 Wysox; a foster daughter, Ms. Della Herring of Montoursville; three grandchildren, Mrs. Gerald (Judy) Howard of RD 2 Wysox and Bonnie and Gary Barbur of RD 5 Towanda; a step-great-grandson, Jerry Howard; a sister, Mrs. Mildred Henry of RD 1 Athens; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ruby Breece of Monroeton and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating. Burial will be at the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Memorials may be directed to the Bradford County Manor, RD 3, Troy, PA. –Towanda Daily Review

ROBERT H. BREHMER, 54, of Monroeton died Thursday morning (June 4, 1981) in Wildwood, N.J. following a heart attack suffered while on tour with a group of senior citizens from the Bradford County area.  Mr. Brehmer was the driver of the bus and had stopped in Wildwood where the group had breakfast following his meal he returned to the bus where he was stricken.  He was born April 3, 1927 in Nebraska.  He was a veteran of the Korean conflict serving with the U.S. Navy.  Mr. Brehmer had been a bus driver for the Mello-Dears for the past five years and was very involved in the groups activities.  He enjoyed composing music and had sent many pieces to Nashville.  Mr. Brehmer held membership in the Canton Mose; the American Legion Post No. 42; life member of the Beirne-Webster Post No. 1568; American Veterans Association; life member of the Order of Cooties of Sayre; Towanda Elks Lodge; Penn-York Country Music Club; and the Trinity Lutheran Church and had served on the church council.  Survived by his wife the former, Marie Cronk; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Sharon McCloskey and Geraldine Brehmer, both of Philadelphia; three sons, Robert, Wayne and Bruce Brehmer, all of Philadelphia; his mother, Mrs. Lydia Brehmer of Marysville, Washington; two stepdaughters, Anita and Lisa Wolfe,  both at home; two stepsons, Private Walter Wolfe of Aberdeen, Md., Todd and Steve Wolfe, both at home.  Four grandchildren; brothers, Keith of Marysville, Wash., Norman of California, Melvin of Rushville, Neb. And Ronald of Tacoma, Wash.; two sisters, Mrs. Iva Dell Maynard of Marysville, Wash and Mrs. Bernadine Kenton of Southland, Neb.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Maurice Hart officiating.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Friends may call at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m.  Members of the Towanda American Legion Post 42 will conduct full military honors at the cemetery.  The family requests that memorials be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church of Towanda.  –Canton Independent-Sentinel

BRENCHLEY –ETHEL M. BRENCHLEY RICHLEY, 92, formerly of Powell and Monroeton, died Sunday, May 5, 1991, at the Bradford County Manor.  Born 22 July 1898, in Fox Township, Sullivan County, Pa., she was a daughter of the late James and Corabelle Campbell Brenchley.  Mrs. Richley owned and operated the Red and White Store in Powell for many years.  Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, James and Edna Richley, Powell; six grandchildren, Frank and Ira Richley of Powell, Ina Simons of Towanda RD 2, Patricia Dunham of Powell, Charlotte Sibly of Monroeton and Geraldine Ward of Towanda RD 5; 10 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard G. Richley, on Oct. 3, 1975; by a daughter, Ina Mount, Feb. 28, 1991; and by an infant sister, Ina Mae Brenchley.  A private funeral and committal service will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Emmalou Kirchmeier, pastor of the Powell United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  There will be no calling hours.  –Towanda Daily Review.

John Edward BRENCHLEY, 88, of Canton RR1, PA died Friday, March 26, 1999 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born on December 7, 1910 in Troy Township, he was the son of the late Wallace B. and Nora Breon Brenchley.  Ed lived most of his life in the Troy area and was a graduate of Troy High School.  Following his retirement from farming, he was employed by Penn DOT as a foreman until 1971 when he was appointed Deputy Sheriff of Bradford County.  He also served Bradford County as maintenance supervisor for parks and bridges.  Ed was a member of Towanda Valley Grange No. 204 and the United Methodist Church at West Franklin until its closure in 1996.  He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Elizabeth (Betty) Brenchley, at home; son and daughter-in-law, James E. and Shirley Brenchley of Canton RR 1; daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Jean E. Branchley and Bernard Asbell of State College, PA; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Edward was preceded in death by a sister, Rita Brenchley Gordon, in 1996.  Funeral services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton on March 29 with the Rev. William Pepper officiating and interment to be held in the Bradford County Memorial Park.  Memorials may be directed to “Help Save the Canton Pool” fund, 40 N. Center St., Canton, PA 17724 in Mr. Brenchley’s memory.

BRENNAN – NINA G. BRENNAN BAKER, 90, widow of Fred A. Baker, formerly of Bridge Street and Poplar Street in Towanda, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003.  Nina was born April 21, 1913, in Towanda, a daughter of the late Raymond Brennan and Ada Carrington Brennan.  In early years, Nina was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda.  Nina and her husband, Fred, shared the responsibilities as sextants at Christ Episcopal Church in Towanda for many years.  Nina was an active and devoted member of Christ Church, where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the Altar Guild.  She was also a member of the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 Auxiliary for many years.  Nina enjoyed working in her garden and caring for her home.  Surviving are her son, Lee J. Baker of Towanda RR 5; her brother and sister-in-law, Lee and Mary Brennan of Towanda; and many special nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred A. Baker, on Nov. 6, 1976; three sisters, Mazie Travis, Delphine Larnard and Agnes Anderson; and two brothers, Raymond Brennan and Charles Robert Brennan.  A requiem Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at 11 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 1 Main St., Towanda, with the Rev. Maureen Hipple, rector, as celebrant.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, Pa. in Nina’s memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  There are no calling hours. –Towanda Daily Review.
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BRENNAN - Ronald W. Brennan, 61, of Monroeton, PA, died Friday morning, June 30, 2006, at Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township, PA. "Ron", as he was known by his family and many friends, was born Aug. 18, 1944, in Sayre, PA. He was a member of S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Towanda and in early years served as an altar boy there. He was a graduate of St. Agnes High School in Towanda, PA, Class of 1963, and in the same year entered the U.S. Navy, where he served during the Vietnam War until completion of his military service in 1967. Ron became employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda in 1968 and remained there until his retirement in 2000. Ron was a talented photographer; enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing; and also enjoyed spending time with his friends studying and researching railroad and local history. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Linda Bennett Brennan, at home; daughter, Kimberly K. Brennan of Monroeton; son, Robert W. Brennan of Towanda; mother, Viola Snider of Nichols, NY; stepmother, Berniece Barrett of Towanda; aunts, Margaret Petta of Sayre, PA, and Rita Brennan of Elmira, NY; extended family, Emily Coleman and Ali Butler and E.J. Flynn, all of Towanda; his fellow railroad enthusiasts and very close friends, Larry Strope, Malin Martin, Charlie Wittig, Frank Evans, Lloyd Rifenberg and Bill Caloroso. He was preceded in death by his father, John Brennan of Towanda. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM on Wednesday, July 5, 2006, at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA, with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. There are no calling hours. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Agnes School, 102 Third St., Towanda, PA 18848, or to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850, in Ronald W. Brennan's memory. - Daily Review, Towanda, PA, July 1, 2006

BREON
Mrs. Nora B. Brenchley, 83, of Canton RD 1, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1971, at the Towanda Memorial Hospital. Born in Liberty Jan. 9, 1888 she was the daughter of Reuben and Anna Bishop Breon. She and her husband moved to Franklin Township in 1934. Mrs. Brenchley was a member of the West Franklin United Methodist Church and the Towanda Valley Grange No. 204.  Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Rita Gordon of Sayre, a son J. Edward of Canton RD 1; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, where funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. Owen Barrett and Rev. Dennis Reedy officiating.  Burial will be at the Bradford Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.

 

BRETHEN Marjorie Brethen Burleigh

93, widow of Glenn H. Burleigh of 900 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre died Saturday, July 9, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.   Born Sept. 30, 1917 in Farmington, N.Y., she was a daughter of John F. Brethen and Ida HoIIey Brethen. Marjorie was a graduate of Ulster High School, class of 1935. On Jan. 16, 1943 she married Glenn Burleigh at her home. In early years she was a homemaker and farmer's helper in Ulster Township. Later, she was employed by the J.J. Newberry Store in Towanda for 16 years, six years at Pomeroys Department Store in Levittown, Pa., and five years at Chandlers Hall Nursing Home in Newton, Pa., from which she retired in June of 1991.   Marjorie was a member of the Ulster United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for 25 years; Sayre Chapter No. 43, Order Eastern Star; Laurel Hill, Middleton and Diahoga Granges for over 50 years.   She enjoyed baking and won numerous prizes. She volunteered as caterer for card parties at the Keystone Manor for several years.   Surviving are her son Richard (Ruth) Burleigh of Ulster; daughters Peggy (Myron) Brown of Ulster, and Mary Crocker of Levittown, Pa.; four grandchildren, Becky (David) Birdsall of Ulster, John (Lori) Burleigh of Ulster, Susan Brown of Athens and Tracy Butters (fiancée Charles Wandell) of Ulster; four great-grandchildren, Jessica and Tyler Birdsall, Jayna (Eric) Odell and Brandon Burleigh and Ryan and Darrin Butters; one great-great grandson, Carter Stanton; sister-in-law Ella Mae Burleigh of Williamsport; and numerous nieces and nephews.   She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 61 years, Glenn, on Dec. 22, 2003; sister Wilma Miller of Sayre on June 27, 2004; and brother-in-law, Lee Burleigh on Sept. 3, 2002.  The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster, Pa., with Pastor Sandy Brant of the Ulster United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Ulster United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 345, Ulster, PA 18850 in Marjorie's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – July 11, 2011


BREWER - Bernice "Marie" Seymour, a longtime resident of the Southport community, died on Thursday evening, December, 14, 2006 at her home with her family at her side. She was born in Gillett, PA and better known at "Marie."  Marie was the daughter of Fred H. and Blanche Updike Brewer. She married Wilson E. Seymour in 1941 and he predeceased her in 2005.  Marie was employed by Castle Cleaners for many years. She was also a homemaker, loved rose gardening, and also took enjoyment in crocheting, walking, and camping with her family.  Marie was a member of the Millerton Wesleyan Church.  She is survived by her loving children, Donna & George King, Dundee; Ronald & Lois Seymour, Gillett, PA; Dena & Ward Friends, Millerton, PA; Linda & Burch Serfas, Woodbury, TN; her brothers, Bradley [Clara] Brewer, Millerton; Burdette [Sara Mae] Brewer, Lawrenceville, PA; Bill Brewer, Lawrenceville, PA; Betty Kerr, Pine City; brother-in-law, Phillip & Lea Seymour, Big Pond, PA; along with nine grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many cherished family friends. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 between the hours of 5-8 p.m.  Funeral services will follow the visitation at 8:15 p.m., with her pastor and friend, The Reverend Laurie Greenlaw officiating. Graveside service will take place at the Seymour family plot of Bradford County Memorial Park, Towanda, PA, at the family's convenience. ~ Source - Caywood Funeral Home & Gardens, Southport.

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BRINK - May 9, 2003
       Robert (Hank) Brink, Jr., age 85, a resident of Bradford County Manor, Burlington, PA, died  on Friday, May 9, 2003 at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda. He was born on Oct. 10, 1917 in Potterville, a son of  the late Robert L. Brink and Cloie Cole Brink.  He had been a lifetime resident of Bradford County.  He was a great sportsman and enjoyed hunting and  fishing and time spent making woodcrafts. He loved  baseball and played on the Toytown Baseball Team. He is survived by his sisters, Thelma Fonsetto of New  Milford, NJ, Betty (Gerald) Libonati of Towanda, Phyllis Brink of Towanda, Jo Ann Brink of Towanda; several nieces and nephews; by a personal friend,  Alberta Cowan and personal friends, Jack and Betty Lou Bennett.    In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in  death by three brothers, Fred, Manley and Donald and a sister, Millie Libonati.* A memorial service will be held on May 17 in Bradford    County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, at 11 a.m.

Richard G. “Dick” BRISTOL, 76, of Troy RR 3, PA (West Burlington Township) died Saturday, July 4, 1998 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  He was born March 26, 1922 in W. Burlington, the son of the late Leon and Rossa VanNoy Bristol.  Dick was a graduate of Troy High School.  Dick was a veteran of WW II, serving in the US Army.  He owned a dairy farm and saw to its daily operations until his retirement in 1984.  He was a member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church and the Troy American Legion Post No. 0049.  Surviving are his wife  of 55 years, Gladys Wagner Bristol, at home; son and daughter-in-law, Myron and Shirley Bristol of w. Burlington; daughters and sons-in-law, Maxine and Robert Simpson of Towanda; Wanda and Bill Murray of W. Burlington; grandchildren and their spouses, Angie and Mark Ammerman, David and Kim Bristol, Ron and Andie Simpson, Willie and Kelley Murray , Dennis and DeeDee Murray and Rich Simpson, nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Fitzgerald of Canandaigua, NY and Bernice Chamberlain of Bentley Creek; brothers, Howard Bristol of Charleston, SC and Stuart Bristol of Troy; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by a brother, Frederick Bristol.  Private funeral services were to be held with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Arrangements were by the Pepper Funeral Home in canton.  Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit 113, S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810 in Mr. Bristol’s memory.

BROWN –AMY MAE PLACE, 79, of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda formerly of Pine Street, Towanda died Sunday morning, May 17, 1987 at her home. Born January 13, 1908, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Hoffman Brown of Camptown. Amy and her husband, the late Victor C. Place, served as caretakers of the SCI Building in Towanda for many years. Her husband, Victor predeceased her on August 30, 1971. Mrs. Place was a charter member and past madame president of the Fraternal of Eagels Auxiliary No. 1367, Towanda. She was a life member of the Monroeton Rod and Gun Club. Surviving are a brother-in-law, Jay Place of Conklin, NY; several nephews, nieces and cousins. The funeral and committal service will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Thomas Geiger officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon at the funeral home. Friends who wish may direct memorials to the Towanda Public Library in Amy’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

 

BROWN –ANN M. BROWN ACLA, 64, of Towanda Township, Pa. passed away Monday evening, March 10, 2014, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Ann was born in Sayre, Pa. on March 17, 1949, the daughter of Edwin and Kathaleen Krause Brown. She was a graduate of Wyalusing High School class of 1968 and in early years was employed by the former Marie Foyle Nursing Home in Towanda. Ann was employed by Alpine Cleaners in Wysox for over 25 years and was subsequently employed by the Bradford County Manor and by Zimmerman's Security at E. I. DuPont in Towanda. Ann returned to work at the Bradford County Manor and was employed there for 10 years until declining health no longer permitted her to continue. Ann enjoyed country music and was a member of the Penn-York Country Music Club. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, camping at Sunfish Pond, the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Surviving are her husband, Lawrence Acla; sons, Brian Ivan Acla of Dushore, Lawrence Colby Acla of Lancaster, Pa., Todd Atla Acla and wife Monica of LeRoy; grandchildren, James, Cassidy, Ryleigh, Elizabeth, Kiersten, Sarah, Taylor, Taryn, Tiffany and Trinity; sisters, Laura Blowers and husband Perry of Monroeton, Helen Dickinson and husband Randy of Mildred, Connie Ridall and husband Mark of Mehoopany; brothers, Edwin Brown III., of Towanda, Theodore Brown of Newark, N.J., John Brown and wife Gail of Swoyersville, Pa., Charles Brown and wife Rose of Rolla, Mo., Llewellyn Brown and wife Judy of Shertz, Texas, Woodrow Brown and wife Hannelore of Hollenback, Alan Brown and wife Gail of St. Petersburg, Fla., Leroy Brown and wife Debbie of Glendale, Ariz., Guy Brown and wife Tammy of Macedonia; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by brothers, Albert, Thomas and Carl Brown; and by her sister-in-law, Betty Jane Northrup. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, March 14, 2014, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with Pastor Terry Van Horn of the New Albany Baptist Church officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be private in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. Contributions in assistance to the family may be directed to Lawrence Acla, 5377 Burlington Turnpike, Towanda, PA in Ann's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 3/12/2014

BARBARA JEAN BROWN, 22, Towanda RD 4, Monroe Twp., died June 28, 1983, in Georgia.  Born March 7, 1961, in N. Towanda, she was the daughter of Morris E. and Erdean Bedford Brown.  Upon graduation from Towanda High School in 1979, she entered the U.S. Army at Fort Dix, NJ.  She was stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana, at the time of her death.  She is survived by her parents, Morris and Erdean Bedford Brown, at home: a sister, Linda Brown, at home; three brothers: Harold D. of New Port Richey, Fla., James R. and Jake E. Brown, both at home: her paternal grandparents, Earl B. and Ruth E. Brown, Sr., of Monroeton RD 1; maternal grandparents, Charles H. and Hazel R. Bedford of Canton RD 1; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  A funeral service will be held at the Terrytown Baptist Church Monday at 1:30 p.m.  with her pastor, the Rev. David Steuerwald, officiating.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.  The Towanda American Legion Post #42 will conduct a military ceremony at the cemetery on Monday.

BROWN –BERTHA L. LEWIS, 87, of the Bradford County Manor, formerly of Troy, PA, died Friday, Feb. 24, 1995.  She was born March 2, 1907, in East Smithfield, the daughter of Sanford and Martha Fourshburg Brown.  Mrs. Lewis is survived by a daughter, Juanita Gray of Athens; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Dorothy Ellsworth of Burlington.  She was predeceased by her husband, Ira Lewis in 1965; a great-granddaughter, Amanda Lynn Rumsey, in 1982; and three brothers and seven sisters.  Services were held Monday at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. James Barrett officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  –Troy Gazette-Register.

BROWN –MRS. BESSIE A. PORTER, 67 of Sayre RD #2, died last evening in the Robert Packer Hospital, after an extended illness.  Born in Lincoln Falls, Sullivan County, PA, she had been a resident of the valley for the past 22 years.  Mrs. Porter had been employed by the Blue Swan Mills in the sewing department for 20 years and was a member of the ILGWU local.  She is survived by her husband, Harley; one son, Ivan D. of Towanda; one daughter, Mrs. Marion Arnold of Horseheads, NY; two brothers, Dean and Harry Shedden of Granville Center, PA; two sisters, Mrs. Dean Duart of Windfall, PA and Miss Mary Shedden of Elmira, NY; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 South Main Street, Athens any time after 2 p.m. Thursday.  Funeral services will be held there Friday at 2 o’clock.  Rev. Harold Harding, pastor of the Full Gospel Church, Catlin Center, NY will officiate.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.  –Sayre Evening Times, 20 January 1965.  (Parents Allen N. and Myrtle Crandle Brown)

 

BROWN Dayton A. Brown

Dayton A. Brown, 93, formerly of Herrickville, died Tuesday afternoon, April 10, 2012 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in North Towanda. Dayton was born Nov. 27, 1918 in Athens, the son of Dayton C. Brown and Harriet Anderson Brown.  He attended the Kellogg School and in early years worked on several area farms. He was later employed by C. B. Eastabrook and C. C. Allis in Herrickville and owned and operated his dairy farm in Herrickville for a number of years. Dayton drove a log truck for several years until his retirement. He was a member of the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association and formerly served as Herrick Township Supervisor for a number of years. Dayton enjoyed fishing, old western movies, NASCAR and baseball. He was an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves. Surviving are his children, Ellen Louise (Robert) Matson of Wyalusing, Patsy B. Sturdevant of Herrickville and Dayton F. (Betty) Brown of Bordentown, N.J.; daughter-in-law, Nettie Brown of Towanda; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Pansy Rose of Beverly Hills, Fla.; a brother, Leon Brown of Towanda; and a sister-in-law, Margaret Northrup of West Burlington Twp. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marcia Northrup Brown on July 30, 1995, son, Ronald E. Brown in June of 1994, grandson, Dean Sturdevant in October of 2003 and sister, Flossie Brown in 1932. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, in care of James W. Seipler, Secretary-Treasurer, 606 Ridge Road, Rome, PA 18837 or to the Herrick Township Volunteer Fire Company, Herrickville Road, Wyalusing, PA 18853 in Dayton A. Brown's memory.  Towanda Daily Revue – April 12, 2012

 

DOROTHY M. BROWN, 94, of Wyalusing RR3, formerly of North Main Street, Towanda and Powell, died early Wednesday morning, July 13, 2005, at the home of her caregivers, Robert and Jeanette Clymer, where she had been a resident for the past 6 ½ years.  Born June 22, 1911, in Laquin, she was a daughter of the late Fred L. and Mary Warriner Brown.  Dorothy was a graduate of Towanda High School, class of 1930.  She began her association with the Towanda Wholesale Co. in 1932, completing 57 years of service when she retired.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Towanda, where she taught Sunday School; The Critchlow Class; Rebekah Lodge No. 352; and the North Main Street Birthday Club.  She also formerly taught Sunday school at the Powell United Methodist Church for a number of years.  Surviving are two cousins, Lois Anne Tomlinson of Elmira Heights, N.Y. and Gerald Tomlinson of Lake Hoptacong, N.J. and her caregivers, Robert and Jeanette Clymer of Wyalusing RR3.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Genevieve M. Brown, on Nov. 19, 1996.  The funeral and committal service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Richard Barner, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Friends may call 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Friends who wish may direct memorial contributions to the First United Methodist Church, Main Street, Towanda, Pa. or to the Guthrie Hospice, RR1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. in Dorothy M. Brown’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

EDWIN K. BROWN JR., 71, of Sugar Run RD 1 died Tuesday October 31, 1989 as the result of an automobile accident. He was born January 16, 1918 in Wilmot Township, Bradford Couty, the son of the late Edwin K. and Olive Lucrecia Bonhart Brown. Mr. Brown was a lumberman. He attended the Lovelton Bible Church and the Hollenback United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Wyalsuing Fire Department and a member of the Endless Mountains Music Club. Mr. Brown had dirven school bus for the Wyalusing School District for 18 years. Surviving are his wife, Kathaleen E. Krause Brown of the Skilled Nursing Care Unit of Memorial Hospital in Towanda; 11 sons, Edwin K. Brown III of Dushore, Theodore Brown of Newark, NJ, John Brown of Swoyersville, Charles of Rolla, MO, Llewellyn of Norfolk, VA, Woodrow of Sugar Run, Alan of FL, Leroy of Phoenix, AZ, Thomas of Witchita, KS, Guy of Wysox, Carl of Lime Hill; four daughters, Mrs. Ann Acla of Towanda, Mrs. Laura Blowers of Towanda, Mrs. Helen Dickinson of Mildred, Mrs. Connie Ridall of Mehoopany; 36 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Lillie Lemons of Elmira Heights, NY, Mrs. Nellie Stevens of Binghamton, NY; Mrs. Iona Turner of Sugar Run; two brothers, Donald Brown of Oxford, PA and Llwellyn Brown of Elmira, NY. He was predeceased in death by a son, Albert in 1947; three brothers, James Raymond and Woodrow Brown and a sister, Millie. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday November 3, 1989 at the Kerr-McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing with Pastor Harold Ridall of the Lovelton Bible Church officiating. Friends may call at the Kerr-McHenry Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. –Towanda Daily Review

BROWN –EVA BROWN CRANMER, 79, widow of Paul N. Cranmer and former resident of Towanda RD 3, Burlington Turnpike, died Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 13, 1988 at the Bradford County Manor, where she had been a guest for the past month.  Born Sep. 28, 1908 in Monroe Township she was a daughter of Ward B. and Polly Johnson Brown.  She attended the Monroeton Schools and graduated from Towanda High School in 1928 and from Mansfield State Teacher’s College in 1930.  For a number of years, Eva taught school in Herrick and Wells Townships.  She married Paul N. Cranmer on June 27, 1936 in Dundee, N.Y. and predeceased her Nov. 22, 1976.  Her interests in life were in her home and family.  She was a member of the Monroeton United Methodist Church and its United Methodist Women where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir for many years.  Surviving are a son, Newton Cranmer Towanda RD 3, a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Margaret Cranmer of Towanda RD 3; two grandchildren; Kyle and Heather Cranmer of Towanda RD 3; two brothers, Earl Brown, Monroeton RD 1; and Daniel Brown of Rome RD 1; also nieces and nephews.  A brother Willis (Bill) Brown predeceased her on Oct. 23, 1967.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home with her pastor, Rev. Emmalou Kirchmeier officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Family will receive friends at the funeral home this Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m.  Memorials may be directed to the Monroeton United Methodist Church, Monroeton, Pa. in Eva’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BROWN -EVELYN O. (BROWN) SEYMOUR, 80, formerly of Columbia Cross Roads, PA died, March 30, 2001 at Bradford County Manor, Troy, where she resided for the last three years.  Born on January 3, 1921 in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Irvin and Marjorie (Williams) Brown.  She was formerly employed by Trayer’s in Elmira and Youngstown Steel.  Surviving are her daughters; Janet L. (Ira) Kessler, Columbia Cross Roads, Darlene a (Max) Weed, Columbia Cross Roads and Ellen B. (Lavere) Wheeler, Millerton; grandchildren, Michael (Sharri) Weed, Columbia Cross Roads, Kelly (Church) Bastion, troy, Candy (Garry) Wolfe, Columbia Cross Roads, Deanna Wheeler, Millerton, 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Geraldine Crout, Barton, NY and Lillian W. Welch, Troy; brothers, Russell Brown, Homer, NY and Burton Brown, Troy.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton C. Seymour, Jr., with whom she celebrated 59 years of marriage before his passing on September 10, 2000.  A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions in Mrs. Seymour’s name may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, Ulster, PA.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home, Troy.  –Buried Bradford Co. Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.

BROWN –FRANCES B. WRIGHT, 84, of LeRaysville died Friday evening, Jan. 19, 2001, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Aug. 2, 1916, in LeRaysville she was a daughter of the late Frank E. and Lucy Coolbaugh Brown.  Frances was a graduate of LeRaysville High School.  On Aug. 24, 1946, she married James A. Wright and they spent many happy years together.  Her husband James “Bill” preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 1981.  She was a devoted wife and mother and spent her life doing nice things for others.  She loved life and loved people.  Frances enjoyed flower gardening and going to yard sales, where she obtained dolls and bears for her collection.  Surviving are: a daughter; Marie Wright of LeRaysville; two sisters, Jeannette Hickey of Wysox and Joanne Brown of LeRaysville; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Alice Canfield and Helen Clapper, and two brothers, George W. Brown and Edwin A. Brown.  The funeral service will be held Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, 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.  The family will receive friends Monday afternoon from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the United Church of Christ, Dille Parish, in care of Jean Davis, RR 1, Box 30, LeRaysville, Pa. in Frances B. Wright’s memory.  –Towanda Dailey Review.

BROWN –HELEN LOUISE BROWN HENRY, 68, of New Albany died early Sunday, November 30, 1986 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born September 3, 1918 in West Reading, PA she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Cora Yocum Brown. She was a graduate of West Reading High School Class of 1936 and on March 25, 1939 she married Walter g. Henry in West Reading. Her main interest in life was in her home and family. Mrs. Henry attended the New Albany Cooperative Parish. Surviving are her husband at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol Ann and John Kenneth Johnston of Delran, NJ, Janice and Thomas A. Jacoby Sr. of Delanco, NJ; two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald J. and Patricia Henry and Walter G. and Cheryl Henry Jr. of New Albany; eight grandchildren a great-grandson; four brothers, Albert Brown of Oregon, Carl, Donald and George Brown, all of Reading area; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by three brothers, Conrad, Franklin and John Brown. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Richard Berg officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home. Friends who wish may remember her by directing memorials to the American Heart Association in care of Mary Henderson, PO Box 428, Sayre, PA or to the American Diabetes Association, Mid-Pennsylvania affiliate, 430 East Broad St., Bethlehem, PA. –Towanda Daily Review

BROWN - Juanita T. (Brown) McClelland, 92, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, at Troy Community Hospital.  Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main St., Troy, Pa., and again from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, at the Berrytown Wesleyan Church on Burt Road, off the Checkerville Road in Berrytown.  Her service will follow calling hours at 11 a.m. with Reverend Andrew J. Phillips officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  Juanita was born Feb. 28, 1916 in East Smithfield, Pa., daughter of the late Francis and Theresa (Bailey) Brown. She attended area schools and was married to the late Boyd M. McClelland, who predeceased her on Sept. 10, 1998.  She was a member of the Berrytown Wesleyan Church where she was a member of the Wesleyan Missions Society, Women's Christian Temperance Union and taught Sunday School. Juanita also was a 4H leader. She dedicated her life to caring for her family.  Survivors include: her sons and daughters-in-law: Glenn B. and Betty McClelland of Elmira Heights, N.Y.; Carl F. and Marilyn McClelland of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; Lester B. and Laura McClelland of Spencerport, N.Y.; daughter Joyce J. Hart of Lewisburg, N.C.; son-in-law Harold Adams, Jr., of Elmira; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-five great grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law: Wellman and Gloria Brown of East Smithfield; Warren and Norma Brown of Florida; Wendell and Sue Brown of Florida; sisters: Irene Gunshaw of Lowman, N.Y., Naomi and Jerry Dumais of Mich.; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  She was predeceased by her parents, husband Boyd M. McClelland, daughters: Janice McClelland and Doris Adams, sisters: Charlotte Stanton and Louise Stanton, brothers: Wayne, Walter and Willard Brown, and great-granddaughter Stephanie Schrock.  Memorials are directed to the Berrytown Wesleyan Church, RR1 Box 2840, Gillett, Pa. 16925.  RHW    Daily Review 9/19/2008

JOHNNY RAY BROWN
 Johnny Ray Brown, 30, of Selinsgrove, formely of Canton, died March 27, 1992 at home. He was born on December 2, 1961 in Troy, PA, the son of Ray E. and Julia Mingos Brown. He was a 1980 graduate of SRU High School in East Smithfield and served in the US Army from 1984 to 1987. He would have graduated from Welder Training Institute in Selingsgrove in April. Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Julia and Lawrence Palmer of Alba; father and stepmother, Ray and Barbara Brown ogf Towanda RR 1; half brothers, James E. Brown of Fort Walden Beach, FL and Chet R. Brown of Towanda RR 1; aunts, uncles and cousins; special friend, Barbara Mull of Roaring Branch RR 1. Funeral services were held March 30 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Carl J. Crawford officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be directed to the Alba Christian Church in Alba, PA 16910. (TGR, Thursday, April 2, 1992)

KENNETH E. “Kenny”  BROWN, 55, of Homets Ferry, Wyalusing RR4, died Monday evening, Aug. 2, 2004, at his home following an extended illness.  Born June 20, 1949, in Sayre, he was the son of Vionne “Bonnie” Hibbard Brown and the late Carl Edward Brown.  Kenny was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1967, and following high school he was employed by Fontaine Weaving in Towanda until the business closed.  He was employed by Proctor and Gable in Mehoopany for 25 years until his retirement.  Kenny was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He also loved spending time with his grandchildren.  Surviving are: his wife, Marge Baker Brown, at home: mother, Vionne “Bonnie” Brown of Athens; sons, Tyrone Brown of Rome, Shane Brown and wife Kim Brown of Ulster RR1; daughter, Carla Davidson and husband Dale Davidson of Monroeton; stepsons; Don Juckett and wife Barb of Mehoopany and Tracy Woodruff and wife Kristy Woodruff of Wysox; stepdaughter, Lisa Pacino and husband Paul Pacino of Braintree, Mass.; grandchildren: Greg and Amber, William and Kileigh, and Alexis; step-grandchildren, Jessica, Brandon and R.J., Clayton and Reiss; brothers and sisters-in-law, Denny and Ruth Brown of Orlando, Fla., Jeff and Grace Brown of Sheboygan, Wis., and Randy and Luella Brown of Burlington, Pa., former wife, Connie Green of Rome; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Brown, on Sept. 25, 1984.  Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 11 a.m. at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, with the Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  There are no calling hours.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, Pa. in Kenny Brown’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

BROWN - LEILA B. GRENELL
 Leila Brown Grenell, 89, widow of B. Alfred Grenell of Monroeton, died Wednesday, December 7, 1994 at the Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella, PA. Born April 25, 1905 in Burlington Township, PA she was a daughter of the late Lloyd L. and Bessie Wrisley Brown. Leila was valedictorian of the Towanda High School class of 1923.  She was a graduate of Meeker's Business School in Elmira, NY and was formerly employed by Towanda Wholesale and by Turner Products in Monroeton for several years. The Grenells operated a grocery store and meat market in Monroeton for over 24 years until 1952.  She was preceded in death by her husband in 1983. Leila was a member of the Monroeton United Methodist Church and a former member of the Rebekah Lodge No. 352, Towanda. Surviving are a daughter, Velma G. Elliott of Monroeton; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; an aunt, Beatrice Wrisley of the Dar-Way Nursing Home, Estella; and a sister-in-law, Gertrude Young of Troy, PA. Funeral services were held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda on December 9 with the Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills. Memorials may be directed to Monroeton Public Library in care of PO Box 145, Monroeton, PA 18832 in Mrs. Leila Grenell's memory. (TGR, Thursday, December 15, 1994)

BROWN - STANTON, Louise A.
Age 89, of Horseheads, NY, went peacefully to be with her Lord and Shepherd on Saturday, November 17, 2007, at her home. Louise was born in East Smithfield, PA, on February 6, 1918, daughter of the late Francis and Theresa Bailey Brown. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Troy High School. She was predeceased by her husband, James V. Stanton in 1950. Moving to Horseheads, she raised three children, Rodney Stanton of Penn Yan, Gail (Martin) Phelan of San Antonio, TX, and Sandra (Patrick) Liberatore of Montgomery, TX. She has six grandchildren, Debbie Phelan, Martin (Gena) Phelan Jr., Gina (Michael) Reinecke and Jason (Angela) Liberatore, all of TX, Tammy Golden of Horseheads, and Brittney Stanton of Penn Yan; great-grandchildren include, Amber and Ryan Murdough of Horseheads, Angel, Amanda and Allyson Phelan of TX, Robert Reinecke and Zoe Platt of TX; along with two great-great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Louise retired from Remington Rand. She was a member of the Horseheads Moose Club and RSVP, where she would knit hundreds of scarves, hats and mittens for area school children. Louise enjoyed dancing, snowmobiling and reading. Gardening was her passion; she graced her home and neighborhood with beautiful flowers tended by patient and loving hands. Louise wintered in North Fort Myers, FL, until recent years. She attended Horseheads Community Wesleyan Church. She was one of eleven siblings, Walter Brown of E. Smithfield, PA, Willard Brown of Dundee, NY, Warren Brown of Smithfield Twp., Wellman Brown of Smithfield Twp., Wayne Brown of Wellsburg, NY, Wendell Brown of Boca Raton, FL, Quanita McClelland of Barrytown, PA, Charlotte Stanton of FL, Irene Gunshaw of Lowman, NY, and Naoma Dumais of MI. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Louise on Saturday, November 24th, at 4 p.m. at the Horseheads Community Wesleyan Church, 2095 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY, with Pastor James Swanson officiating. Interment will take place in Bradford County Memorial Park in Towanda, PA, at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/23/2007.

BROWN - Oliver J. “Bill” Brown, 79, of Athens, died peacefully with his family by his side Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Bill was born in Athens Jan. 4, 1929, the son of the late Oliver J. and Eva Newman Brown. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an Athens Little League and girls' softball coach. Bill loved to sing and play cards. He was a very active member of Sayre Christian Church. He was a member of the senior choir and a previous deacon. Bill used his talent as a carpenter to put on an addition to the church building. He was known to many in the Valley as a very talented carpenter and craftsman. He was predeceased by: his parents; son William E. Brown; grandson Oliver J. Brown; and 10 brothers and sisters. Bill is survived by: his wife of 60 years, Marilyn Dunning Brown, whom he married Oct. 4, 1947; son Robert A. and Debra Brown, Waverly; daughter Darci and John Baird, Athens; a special grandson whom he helped raise, Michael O. Brown, Waverly; grandchildren David Pruyne, Ithaca, Amy Brown, Sayre, and Amanda Baird and Tim Baird, Athens; brother Perry Brown, New York; a daughter-in-law and her husband, Suzanne and Gerald Besley, Waverly; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends and family may call Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008 from 1-2 p.m. at Sayre Christian Church, Keystone Ave., Sayre. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the church with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in his memory to Sayre Christian Church, 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre, PA 18840. - Sayre Morning-Times, 17 January 2008

 

BROWN Robert N. "Brownie" Brown Sr.

74, of Athens, Pa., died on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 at his home. He was born on July 15, 1937 in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Howard A. and Marie Anne Hatch Brown.  Brownie loved watching sports, hunting and fishing. He was employed with the Ingersoll Rand, Athens before retiring in 1990's after many years of faithful service. Brownie will be remembered for his sense of humor. He was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.  He is predeceased by his brother, Miles Brown. Brownie is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Robert N. and Diana Brown of Waverly, N.Y.; step-grandchildren Jeremiah Scrivener and Damon Scrivener; step-great-grandchildren Jaycee Scrivener and Rylie Newbury; siblings and in-laws Joan and Bill Allen, Devona and John Woods, Kaye and Don Jennings, and Marian Robinson; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at noon with the Rev. Jon Austin from the Litchfield United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Brownie's memory to: Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850.  Towanda Daily Review - January 31, 2012

 

BROWNING Frank Browning Jr

92, of Towanda, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at home surrounded by his family. Frank was born Aug. 8, 1921, on Spring Hill, the youngest child of Frank and Susan Palmer Browning. Many people called him "Junior" or "Junie." He worked on several different farms during high school and learned a life-long work ethic. He graduated from Camptown High School in 1940.On March 27, 1943, Frank married Arlene Saylor. He reported to Camp Blanding, Fla., in 1944 but was medically discharged from boot camp. His first son, Doug, was born in 1945 and Frank supported his small family by working at Vandervort's, delivering feed. He bought their first home in East Towanda at an auction. His second son, Dave, was born in 1954 and by then he was working at DuPont. Frank worked there for 10 years until he was laid off and was forced to start a new chapter in his life. He decided to start a new career of barbering and moved his family to Florida so he could attend barber school. He owned two barbershops in Florida and he and another barber, Vance Pressler, became lifelong friends. The family lived in Florida for three years and they were very happy to be Yankees again when DuPont called Frank back to work. He sold his barbershop and after moving back to Towanda, the family bought the former State Police barracks building in North Towanda. It was a perfect building to accommodate both his family and a barbershop. The saddest day of Frank's life came when his beloved son, Doug, died in 1971. Doug's widow, Janelle Carpenter Browning, moved to her hometown area near Chicago with their two sons. Even with the distance between grandparents and grandchildren, the family worked very hard to keep a strong connection between the two families. The two grandsons spent many summers with their grandparents in North Towanda, growing up with an interesting balance of country life and metropolitan life. Frank continued to work at DuPont until he retired in 1981. He also barbered in his shop, "Frank's Barber Shop", in North Towanda part time. Barbering suited him well because he truly enjoyed people. Many of the best times of his life happened on Barclay Mountain at his cabin. He built the one room cabin in 1957 and added to the structure over the years. He loved being there with his family and friends during deer camp. Frank would start planning and buying food two months in advance of that week. He also enjoyed using it as a base camp for snowmobiling and hosting "Franks at Frank's" for his friends. Another of Frank's loves was helping on Dave's farm. When he was well into his 80s, you'd find him on a tractor during hay season. He was 91 the last time he ran a wood splitter for firewood. He loved being on a farm again. Frank was a member of the North Towanda United Methodist Church and served as board president for 25 years. He also taught Sunday school and was a board member of Memorial Hospital. He and Arlene were members of the French Choppers R.V. Club. Frank is survived by his wife of 70 years, Arlene, at home; son, Dave and his wife Terry Wolf Browning of Rome; daughter-in-law and son-in-law, Janelle and Dave Wildey of Naperville, Ill.; grandchildren, Mike and Jamie Browning of West Chicago, Kurt and Tina Browning of Plainfield, Ill., and Michele Browning of Sayre; great grandchildren, Courtney, Douglas, Danielle and David Browning, Brittney and Adam Robinson of California; great-great grandchildren, Ajna Zimmerman and Aujah Robinson of California; and son-of-the-heart, Ralph Schoonover. The family thanks Larry Allyn and Dick Schmieg for being such wonderful friends and neighbors. Gratitude is also expressed to Kay and Dana McNeal for the many rides to church. Memorial Hospital Hospice made it possible for Frank to stay home and the family is grateful for that. The funeral service will be held at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at the North Towanda United Methodist Church with Rev. Jean Montgomery officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the church. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be directed to the North Towanda United Methodist Church in care of Jake Guffey, 3377 Sugar Creek Road, Towanda, PA 18848, in Frank's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review – October 4, 2013

 

BRUCE ROBERT R. JR.
Funeral services for Robert R. Bruce Jr., 26, of Montour Falls, formerly of Troy were held today at 2 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy (4 Dec., 1971)
Rev Charles Walker officiated and burial was in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Mr. Bruce died Friday in a head on auto crash near Elmira.  He was employed as an inhalation therapist at Schuyler Hospital in Montour falls. He resided in Hornbrook at one time.  His son Shawn, 7, was injured in the accident and was listed in fair condition at Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira with fractures of both legs and numerous facial and body lacerations.  Mr. Bruce attended Troy United Methodist church and was a graduate of Troy High School and Williamsport Community College.  He is survived by his wife, Carol McNeal Bruce of Sayre; two daughters, Lori Ann and Dori Ann, both at home; his son, Shawn, at home; his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Robert R. Bruce, Sr., of Troy; a brother, Jerry Bruce of Binghamton; three nieces, one nephew and several aunts and uncles.

 

BUCK  David C. Age 52 of Lowman, NY, left to be with his Lord on December 7, 2005 after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Faith Buck, and his five daughters, Shantai (Nick) Rouille, Billiejo (Diane) Buck, Rhanae (Joseph) Bennett, Desirae Buck and Denise (Willis) Buck; twelve grandchildren; his parents, Mark and Ellen Buck of Troy, PA; sisters, Sandy (Gus) Crawford, Bonnie (Al) Yager, Dale (Ronnie) Bower, Carol (Donnie) Eddie, Mary (Ardie) Buck; and brothers, Dennis (Amy) Buck, Duane (Shirly) Buck and Harry (Clara) Buck; also many in-laws, nieces, nephews and very close friends. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue on Friday, December 9, 2005 from 6 to 8 p.m., with a Graveside Service Saturday at 2 p.m. in Bradford County Memorial Park Cemetery, Towanda, PA. The Reverend Richard Hack will officiate.

ELSON H. BUCK
Elson H. Buck, 76, of Canton RR 2, PA, died Saturday, February 24, 1996 at his home. Born November 25, 1919 in LeCounts Mills, PA, he was a son of the late Fred C. and Jeanetta I. Kyler Buck. He was employed by the former Bellow's Valvevair and later was a self-employed logger. Along with his son, he established the Elson and Kenneth Buck Logging Partnership. Mr. Buck retired in 1989. Elson was a member of the East Canton United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife of 54 years, the former Ella Mae Green; grandchildren, Kenneth Buck, Connie Buck and Lori Burgess, all of canton; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Leona Wilcox of Canton; a sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Dave Matthews of Canton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dean and Marcella Buck of Troy and Mark and Ellen Buck of Troy; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth E. Buck, in 1993; a brother Herman Buck and a sister, Beulah Messner. Funeral services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton on February 26 with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford County Unit, 413 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810 in Mr. Bucks Memory. (TGR Thursday, February 29, 1996)

KENNETH E. BUCK, 46, Canton RR 2, died February 4, 1993, as the result of fatal injuries sustained in a logging accident in Liberty Township, Tioga County.  Mr. Buck was born March 8, 1946, at Sayre, a son of Elson and Ella Mae Greene Buck.  He was a 1964 graduate of Canton High School; was proprietor of Buck’s Logging for the past 23 years; was well-known for his race car driving.  He raced at Granville Speedway, Dunn Hill, and Dundee Raceway, where he won many trophies.  Surviving are his parents, Canton; wife, the former Shirley Joslyn, with whom he celebrated 17 years of marriage, Sept. 26, 1992; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth H. and Virginia Buck; two daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Robert Petrowski, and Lori and William Burgess; all of Canton; step-daughter and step-son-in-law, Rebecca and Larry Heater, Lawrenceville; step-son, Sheldon Sullivan, Cocoa, FL; six grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren.  The funeral service was conducted from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, February 8, with the Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister officiating.  Interment was in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family suggests memorials be directed to a charity of one’s choice in Mr. Buck’s memory. –Canton Independent Cemetery.

BUCK Mark D. Buck
89, of Troy, Pa., died
peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at Memorial Hospital's Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda. Mark Dale was born on Aug. 24, 1921, a son of the late Fred and Jennetta Buck. He served our country during World War II in the Asian-Pacific Theatre with the U.S. Army's 45th Bomb Squadron in communications. Mark spent most of his life working at the job of his dreams: logging. After retirement, he worked part-time at McClure's Motor Co. in Troy. Mark's joy in life came in his children and taking care of his granddaughter, Tonia. He enjoyed traveling, especially to visit his children living out of the area. Mark also loved his NASCAR Racing and it always had to be a Ford to win. He was a talented bowler. His second home was at Troy's Terrace Lanes Bowling Center where he'd practice trying to make that ball curve just right. He was very proud to earn the Wayne McClure Bowling Sportsmanship Award in 2007, the first one to receive it. Surviving Mark are his children: Sandra Crawford of Lititz, Bonnie (Al) Yeager of Lancaster, Dale Bower of Williamsport, Dennis (Amy) Buck of California, Duane (Shirley) Buck of Georgia, Carol (Donnie) Eddy of Austinville, Mary Buck (Ardie Ellenberger) and Harry (Clara) Buck all of Troy; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great great-grandchildren; his special little girl, Tonia Buck; a brother and sister; Dean Buck and Shirley Matthews both of Canton, many nieces, nephews and cousins, and a special friend, like an adopted son, Eric Campbell, of Troy. In addition to his wife of 65 years, Ellen Russell Buck, he was predeceased by two sons; David Buck and Mark Buck, Jr., four siblings; Herman and Elson Buck, Leona Wilcox and Beulah Messner. Calling hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, in Canton. Burial will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park with military honors accorded. Those who wish may make a memorial to the American Heart Association , 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Ave., Miami, FL 33136-1494.  Daily Review - November 20, 2010

BUCKFORD Lucinda Mason JOHNSON, age 96, of troy, PA died on Monday, October 2, 2000 at the Bradford County Manor.  She was born on January 12, 1904 in Armenia twp., PA the daughter of the late Delmar Dunbar and the late Eve (Havens) Buckford.  Lucinda was a 1924 graduate of Troy Area High school and a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College, where she excelled at basketball.  She was a retired machine operator for the Towanda Folding Box Company.  Lucinda was a member of the troy area Senior citizens.  Lucinda was an avid gardener and hunter.  She enjoyed canning and sewing.  Lucinda was a hard worker who always there for her family.  She is survived by her son, Martin F. (Toni) Mason of Elmira, NY; daughters, Florence M. (Leland) Kneller of West Burlington, PA.  Adeline M. (Stuart) Bristol of Troy, PA and Norma J. (William) Elvidge of Troy, Pa; 27 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Lucinda is predeceased by her first husband, Silas S. Mason; second husband, Horace Johnson; brother, George Dunbar; grandchildren, Lysander Kneller, Douglas & June Chapman, Hope Derry; sons-in-law, Francis McCormick & Edward Chapman.  Friends are invited to call the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 110 West Main street, Troy, PA on Wednesday, October 4, 2000 from 6 to 8 pm and on Thursday, October 5, 1000 from 1 to 2 pm.  The funeral service will be held immediately following the funeral home wit the reverend Allison Grove and the Reverend Ann A. Palmer officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford Co. Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.  Memorial contributions may be directed to Bradford County Children Youth Services, 220 Main st., Towanda, PA 18848.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, October 12, 2000

BUCKFORD –LUCINDA M. (BUCKFORD) MASON JOHNSON, 96, Troy, PA died on October 2, 2000 at Bradford Co. Manor.  Born January 12, 1904 in Armenia Twp. she was the daughter of the late Delmar Dunbar and Eva (Havens) Buckford.  She was a 1924 graduate of troy Area High School and a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College, where she excelled at basketball.  She was a retired machine operator for the Towanda Folding Box Company.  She was a member of the Sugar Creek Parish United Methodist Church, a member of the Troy Area Senior Citizens.  Mrs. Johnson was an avid gardener and hunter.  She enjoyed canning and sewing.  She was a hard worker who was always there for her family.  Surviving are: her son, Martin F. (Toni) Mason, Elmira, NY; daughters, Florence M. (Leland) Kneller, West Burlington, PA; Adeline M. (Fred) Payne, Sayre, PA; Irma M. Chapman, East Troy, PA; Mildred M. (Stuart) Bristol, Troy, PA; and Norma J. (William) Elvidge, Troy, PA; 27 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; several nieces & nephews.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Silas S. Mason; second husband, Horace Johnson; brother, George Dunbar; grandchildren, Lysander Kneller, Douglas & June Chapman, Hope Derry, sons-in-law Francis McCormick and Edward Chapman.  Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main St., Troy, PA Wednesday, October 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday, October 5 from 1 to 2 p.m.  The funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home with the Reverend Allison Grove and the Reverend Ann A. Palmer officiating.   Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.  Memorial contributions may be directed to Bradford County Children & Youth Services, 220 Main St., Towanda, PA in Mrs. Johnson memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

BUCKINGHAM –LEAL BUCKINGHAM GARDNER, 88, widow of John Gardner of Monroeton RR 1, Monroe Township, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa.  Born April 1, 1916 in Morris, Pa., she was one of 12 children of the late Lucian and Dora Whitton Buckingham Sr.  In earlier years Lela was employed by the Towanda Motel.  Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family.  She is survived by her daughters, Betty Louise Pedro of New Albany, Anna Mae Johnston and her husband Bruce Johnston of New Albany, Deloris Manahan and her husband Donald Manahan of New Albany, Rose Mary Benjamin and her husband Norman Benjmain of Towanda, and Beverly Chilson and her husband Paul Chilson of Monroeton; a son, John Harvey Gardner and his wife Mary Gardner of Towanda RR 4; a daughter-in-law; 23 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; a sister; Laura Knarr of Williamsport, Pa.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Lela was preceded in death by her husband, John Gardner on May 2, 1961; two sons, James H. Gardner on March 23, 1987 and William Charles Gardner on February 25, 1999; two brothers, William Buckingham and Lucian Buckingham Jr.; eight sisters, Evelyn English, Della Wolfe, Elizabeth Lamberson, Emma Encke, Irene Low, Iva Zerby, Leah Gamble and Harriett Gardner; and a son-in-law Anthony C. Pedro May 7, 2000.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, at 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  There are no calling hours.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association, Williamsport, Pa. or to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. in Lela B. Gardner’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BUCKLEY –ANNA B. MANAHAN, 87, of New Albany, died on Friday morning, Aug. 27, 1997 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington, Pa. Born on Jan. 5, 1910 in West Burlington, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Bessie Howe Buckley.  Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Manahan had been employed as a licensed practical nurse at the Bradford County Manor, giving 17 years of service.  Ann was preceded in death by her husband, the late Ivan J. Manahan in 1958.  Surviving are nine children: six sons and daughters-in-law, James and Inez Manahan of Candler, N.C., Leonard and Elma Manahan of Towanda RR, Robert and Marion Manahan of New Albany, Pa., Richard and June Manahan of Dushore, Pa. Howard and Beverly Manahan of Athens RR, Pa., Donald and Dolores Manahan of New Albany RR; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Marie Mahanan Traver of Dushore, Linda and James Tourscher of Dushore, Barbara and Lloyd Cummings of Putney, Ga.; 28 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a brother, James Buckley of Granville Summit, Pa.; a half-sister, Florence Matthews of Horseheads, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her late husband, she was preceded in death by their youngest son, Captain Gerald Francis Manahan; three grandchildren, Eugene, Cutis and Louise Marie; and a sister, Mary.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, Aug. 25, 1997, at 11 a.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, with the rev. Ronald Troup, pastor of the New Albany Methodist Church, officiating.  Friends and family are invited to call on Monday, at McHenry funeral Home in Dushore from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Bradford County, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Sullivan County Unit, Dushore, Pa. or a charity of one’s choice in Anna Manahan’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

BUKAS –ALBERTA E. POWELL, 80, widow of Joseph J. Powell, of 207 Miller St., Sayre, Pa., died Thursday, Nov. 6, 1997 at her home.  Born Oct. 19, 1917 in Port Griffith, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Joseph B. and Margaret E. Braises Bukas.  Alberta was a graduate of Jenkins Twp. High School Class of 1935.  She was employed by the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for over 20 years before her retirement.  She was a member of the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre, and its Altar and Rosary Society.  Her life encompassed her home and family.  Surviving are her children and their spouses.  Roberta A. and Jack Mason of Severina Park, Maryland, Jean Marie and David Hasey of Youngstown, Ohio, David J. and Jacqueline Powell of Westminster, Md., Elaine T. and Randy Price of Greer, S.C., Glenn G. and Suzanne Powell of Herdon, Va.; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Edwin Sites of Pittston, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph J. Powell in 1984.  A prayer service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1997, at 9:30 a.m. at the Alteri funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre.  The family will receive friends from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Alteri Funeral Home, Sayre.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial donations may be directed to the cardiac care unit of the Robert Packer Hospital, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa. or the American Heart Assoc., P.O. Box 428, Sayre, Pa. or to the charity or organization of one’s own choice in Mrs. Powell’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BUMP -Clayton E. "Wally" Bump Jr. 60, of Hornbrook, Towanda RR 5, Pa., diedearly Tuesday morning April 24, 2007 at his home following an extended illness. Born February 26, 1947 in Towanda, Pa., he was the son of Clayton E. Bump Sr. and Gladys MANSFIELD Bump. Clayton was a graduate of Towanda Area High School class of 1965 and subsequently served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. Wally was employed as a mechanic for the Borough of Towanda for many years until declining health no longer permitted him to continue.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating on the Susquehanna River, playing pool for Finlan’s Pool Team, and spending time with his grandchildren. Wally was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42. In August of 2002 he married the love of his life, Julie SHAY, and they spent 8 special years together. He is survived by: His beloved wife, Julie Bump; daughter, SeAnna Bump; stepsons, Bryan Comstock and Jenny of Towanda, Eric West and Ashley of Towanda, grandchildren, Lauryn Comstock and Michael West; brother, Paul Bump and his wife Chrissy; several nieces, nephews and cousins; aunt and uncle, Doris and Joseph McDonald of Alaska; uncle and aunt, Fred and Bea Bump of Towanda; aunt, Anna Bump of Towanda; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law:; Joe and Suzie Shay, Chris and Teresa Shay, John and Joan Calabucci; sisters-in-law: Mary Shay, Dorothy Foster, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Margi and Jim Bohn, Maureen and Greg Holler; and a very special friend, Tom Fairchild, Jr. of Towanda. He was preceded in death by his parents, and several aunts and uncles. The funeral service will be held Thursday April 26, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Richard Barner, Pastor of the First Untied Methodist Church, Towanda, Pa., officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family will receive friends tonight (Wednesday) from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family would like to thank Memorial Hospital, Guthrie Hospice, Dr. Patrick Bergevin, and the staff of the Guthrie Cancer Center for their wonderful care. The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701; the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19130 or to a charity or organization of one’s choice in Clayton E. Bump’s memory. RKW 25 April 2007 Towanda Daily Reviw.

FLOYD L. BUMP, 78, of Towanda RR 2, Towanda Township, died early Sunday morning, Aug. 8, 2004, at Memorial hospital, Towanda.  Born Oct. 15, 1925, in Towanda.  Born Oct. 15, 1925, in Towanda, he was a son of the late Paul O. Bump and Blanche Capwell bump.  Floyd was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army infantry in Africa and Italy.  Floyd was employed in construction for most of his life and was also formerly employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda.  He was later employed by E. I. DuPont in Towanda for 17 years until his retirement.  Floyd was an outstanding fisherman and hunter.  Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Anna Vanderpool Bump, at home; three sons, Leslie Bump and his wife, Gloria, of Towanda, Louis Bump and his wife, Karen, of Monroeton, and Mark Bump and his wife, Rose, of Towanda; a daughter, Julia Kelley and her husband, Gregory Kelley, of Rome; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fred Bump and his wife, Bea Bump of Towanda, and Carl Bump and his wife, Janice Bump of Macedonia; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special niece, Linda Coon and her husband, Lloyd Coon of Rochester, N.Y.  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Beatrice Streby and Pauline Johnson, and two brothers, Alfred and Clayton Bump.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  There are no calling hours.  Friends who wish may direct memorial contributions to Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. in Floyd L. Bump’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

BUMP  Walter Bump Sr. 63, of 14 North Main Street, Towanda, died Sunday evening, Jan. 25, 2004 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Born March 21, 1940 in Sayre, he was a son of the late Clifford E. Bump and Lottie Heeman Bump. Walter was employed by Robert Hettich Construction in Towanda for 20 years and was later employed in construction projects in the state of Maine.  He is survived by his wife, Rose Marie Vanderpool Bump at home; his daughter, Sheila of Towanda; his stepson, Henry Bailey of Camptown, Pa.; grandchildren, Amanda Bump, Walter Bump III, Brandon Bump, Shannon A. "Bubba" Bump, Desiree Bump, Samantha Walters and James B. Walters Jr., a special granddaughter Ashley Bump; step grandchildren, T.J., Yvonne, Jule, Nicholas, Zoe, Henry and Isaiah Bailey; sisters, Sherry Vincent and her husband Joey Vincent of Brocktown, Margaret "Peggy" Dobbs of Towanda; brothers, Clifford Bump Sr. of Towanda, George Bump and his wife Viola Bump of Canton, Paul Bump and his wife Linda Bump of Monroeton, several nieces, nephews and cousins, and special friends, John McKean, Denny Moran, Bill Irish, Jack Fry and Mike Parker.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Walter "Junior" "Baldie" Bump in 2000 and a brother, Alfred Bump Sr. in 1995.  Funeral services will be private. There are no calling hours.  Arrangements are under the direction of Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. [Joyce,    I just spoke with Walts brother Paul and he said Walt got buried in the Memorial Park Cemetery.   REVA]

RICHARD HENRY BUMP, 2 months, infant son of Eugene Bump and Cornelia Allen of Wyalusing RD 3 (Orwell Township) died Monday Morning, Jan. 19, 1987 at his home. He was born Nov. 8, 1986 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. In addition to his parents he is survived by his maternal grandmother, Grace Burleigh of N. Towanda; maternal grandfather, Sherman Lance of Marietta, Ohio; paternal grandparents, Edward and Evelyn Bump of Herrickville; two maternal great-grandmothers, Riki Blokzyl of N. Towanda and Anna Lance of Cold Water, Mich.; paternal great-grandmother, Eva Bump of Towanda; several aunts, uncles and cousins. A private funeral nad committal service will be held Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda with the Rev. Kenneth W. Bitler, pastor of the Herrickville United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. The family requests that memorials may be directed to the HOPS Ambulance Association in Richard’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

BURGUESS Richard A., Sr. Age 79, of Troy, PA, died Sunday, December 12, 2004, at the Bradford County Manor, Burlington, PA. He was born August 14, 1925, son of the late Ira and Mary (Barrett) Burguess. Richard was the owner and operator of Burguess Salvage & Trucking in Troy, PA, which was established in 1938. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of East Troy. Richard is survived by a son, Richard A. Burguess Jr.; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Richard is preceded in death by his wife, Joyce (Stevens) Burguess, whom died in 1992; brothers, John, Robert and Jay Burguess; and a sister, Nellie. Family and friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA, on Wednesday, December 15, 2004, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday, December 16, 2004, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; the funeral service will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with the Reverend Garry Zuber officiating. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills, PA. Memorial donations in Richard's name may be directed to Bradford County Humane Society.

 

BURGESS Jack G. Burgess

76, 417 State St. Towanda, PA died Thursday, August 2, 2012. Jack was born May 12, 1936 in Williamsport, PA the son of the late Orin W. and Ruby Lormor Burgess. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Navy. Jack was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 24 years until his retirement and was subsequently employed by Wal-Mart for 12 years until his recent retirement. In early years, Jack coached Towanda Little League Baseball. He was an active member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42. He is survived by: His wife of 32 years, Clara Allen Burgess; 4 sons, Jeffery (Angie) Burgess and children, Desi and Amber, Gene (Rose) Burgess and children Jason and Andrew Shipman, Brian Burgess and Randy Burgess and children Zack and Mitchell; a daughter, Deborah Winslow and children Matthew and Ben Winslow great grandchildren, Courtney Jasmine, Remington, and Lynden Shipman; a brother, Orin Burgess of Los Angeles, CA  half sisters, Carol Ann Scheesley of Jersey Shore, PA and Kathy Marsh of Pleasant Mills, PA;  several nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, PA. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. James Hollister, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda officiating.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  Contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Jack’s memory.  Funeral home obituary - August 4, 2012

 

BURKE –ELIZABETH M. SAXE, 87, wife of Francis M. Saxe of Towanda RD 1, N. Towanda died Sunday morning June 11, 1988 at Towanda Memorial Hospital. Born October 2, 1900 in Wilmot Township, she was a daughter of Frank and Alice McGuire Burke. Elizabeth graduated from the Wyalusing High School and then attended Mansfield State Teachers College. She married Francis M. Saxe in SS. Peter and Paul’s Church, Towanda. She was known as Betty to her many friends. Her interests in life were in her home and family. Betty was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Church and the Catholic Daughters of America. Surviving, besides her husband Francis are a daughter, Alice Ann Saxe at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Celine and James R. Watkins of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Allison Watkins Long of Glen Riddle, PA, Linda Marie Watkins of Glen Riddle, PA and James Arnold Watkins of Horseheads, NY; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Cook of Exeter, PA and Mrs. Marguerite McMann of Pittston, PA; also several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death was an infant son; two brothers and a sister, Leo, Donald and Alice Burke. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 10 at SS. Peter and Paul Church. Interment will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills. The family will receive friends this evening at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda from 7-9 p.m. The Rosary will be recited there this evening at 7 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review

 

BURLEIGH - Dale W. Burleigh, 59, of 21 Lovell Drive, Guilford, Vt., died Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, at the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in Brattleboro, following a sudden illness. Born Sept. 4, 1948 in Towanda, Pa., he was the son of David W. and Mildred L. (Wilbur) Burleigh, and had resided in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. prior to moving to Keene, N.H. in 1988. Mr. Burleigh graduated from the Towanda High School, Class of 1966 and was a veteran having served in the US Army. Dale was employed as the night auditor at the Holiday Inn Express in Keene, N.H. and employed part time as a driver for Dr. Post Orthodontics in Brattleboro. Mr. Burleigh was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Chesterfield, N.H., and the American Legion Post #5 in Brattleboro, Vt. and was a former member of the Elks Lodge in Keene and Towanda. He had been a member of the former Towanda Jaycees as well as a member of the Masonic Lodge in Towanda. Dale enjoyed hunting, golfing, working with wood, but most of all he loved his family. He loved to attend the enormous family Thanksgiving get togethers that would bring out over 80 family members and organizing the "Cousins" Golf Tournament for the family. Survivors include: a son, Adam D. Burleigh and his fiancée Heather of Wilkes-­Barre, Pa..; his daughter, Leah Burleigh and her fiancé Scott of Keene, N.H.; three brothers, David W. Burleigh of Towanda, Pa., James E. Burleigh and his wife Terri of Sayre, Pa. and Joseph D. Burleigh and his wife Judy of Towanda, Pa.; a sister, Laurie Koen and her husband John of Elmira, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Devon Stone of Keene, Taylor Rose Burleigh of Keene, Layla Burleigh of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, at the Fletcher Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 33 Marlboro Street, Keene, N.H. The family will also receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m Thursday evening at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Inc., 217 York Avenue, Towanda, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, with Pastor Lloyd Vaughn of the Independent Baptist Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Dale W. Burleigh Scholarship Fund, c/o 33 Marlboro Street, Keene, N.H. 03431 - Published in the Towanda Daily Review 1/22/2008.

GLENN H. BURLEIGH, 85, OF Sayre, formerly of Ulster, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at Robert Packer Hospital.  Born Nov. 25, 1918, in Burlington, he was a son of the late George L. and Ethel Hunsinger Burleigh.  In earlier years, Glenn attended Ulster Schools and was engaged in farming with his father, George for many years.  Later, he owned and operated Burleigh Contractors, and for 11 years was employed in maintenance in Bucks County, Pa. working for several nursing homes before his retirement.  On January 16, 1943, he married the former Marjorie Brethren in Ulster.  He was a member of the Ulster United Methodist Church, Pomana Grange, a 50 year member of the Pennsylvania State Grange and the National Grange.  He was the founder of the Oak Hill 4-H, which later became the Oak Hill Corral in North Orwell.  Glenn also enjoyed playing cards.  Surviving are: his wife, Marjorie, at home; his son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Ruth Burleigh of Ulster; a daughter and son-in-law Peggy and Myron Brown of Ulster; a daughter, Mary Jean Crocker of Levittown, Pa.; grandchildren, John Burleigh and his wife Lori, of Ulster, Tracy Butters and her husband Tom Butters, of Ulster, Becky Birdsall and her husband David Birdsall, of Ulster and Susan Brown of Athens; six great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Ella Mae Burleigh of Williamsport; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Lee Burleigh, in September of 2002.  The funeral and committal service will be held Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at 1 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster, Pa., with Pastor Dean Walrath officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, North Canton, Ohio in Glenn H. Burleigh’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

LEE D. BURLEIGH, 81, of 118 Fairview Drive, Montoursville, Pa., died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, in Manor Care South.  He was born Aug. 11, 1921, in West Burlington, a son of George L. and Ethel Hunsinger Burleigh. Lee graduated from east Smithfield High School in 1939 and worked at the East Smithfield Creamery before joining the Marine Corps and working in the Naval office in Washington, D.C.  He played baseball one year with the Philadelphia Athletics before returning to the East Smithfield-Ulster area to become a farmer.  In 1953, Lee went to work for GLF/Agway and retired after 28 years.  Lee and his wife of 60 years, the former Ella Mae Campbell, were co-founders of the Waterville, N.Y., Ambulance Service.  He was instrumental in the start of Owego, N.Y. Little League, was a member of the Martinsburg Lions Club, and served as assessor for the Borough of Montoursville for several years.  Lee loved the game of baseball, being an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, New York Mets and Williamsport Crosscotters.  He was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed life and his family.  His legacy of wisdom, fairness, honesty and integrity was given freely to his family and friends.  Surviving besides his wife are his children, Donald L., Sharon Ash, Duane (Cathy), Samuel and Leanne (Allen) Wheeland; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Glenn (Marjorie); and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Sanders Mortuary, with the Rev. Oliver G. Wagner officiating.  Friends may call at Sanders Mortuary from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday.  Committal and burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Bradford County Memorial Park, Towanda.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lee’s name to the Owego Little League, Owego, N.Y. or the Waterville Ambulance Service, Montoursville, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

DEVERNE L. BURLINGAME, 79, Athens RD 1 died at his home on Saturday March 24, 1990. He was born in Smithfield Township on November 9, 1910, the son of Allie and Cora Brown Burlingame. Mr. Burlingame has been al lifelong resident of Bradford County and was a self-employed carpenter and dairy farmer. He was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former Florence Simpson at home; a son and daughter-in-law; Thomas and Connie Burlingame of Bentley Creek; a daughter and son-in-law; Mary and Robert Neiley of Standing Stone; two grandchildren Krista and Weylin Burlingame of Bentley Creek; a brother, Delos Burlingame of South Waverly; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens. Funeral and committal services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Howard Hockenbury, his pastor officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Memorial donations may be directed to the Athens United Methodist Church Building Fund. –Towanda Daily Review

BURNS Howard R. "Ace" Age 77, of Owen St., Horseheads, died Wednesday, August 31, 2005, at his home. He was born September 8, 1927 in Hammondsport, NY, the son of Raymond and Dora Hoagland Burns. He married Mildred L. Weed in Elmira on November 17, 1956. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Elmira Heights American Legion Post # 154. He had been formerly employed by Eclipse, Remington Rand and a boiler operator for the A&P Plant and Corning Hospital. Ace loved all sports including baseball and football and was an avid bowler having played on the A&P bowling league. He is survived by his wife, Mildred L. Burns; two daughters and son-in-law, Donna and Bob Harris, Dawn Bramble; a sister, Martha Warren; two grandsons, Christopher Burns, Steven Bramble; a granddaughter, Jennifer (Rick) Phillips; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by seven brothers and sisters. Family and friends may call at Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home, Sunday, September 4, 2005 from 1-3 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Alex Raducz officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Towanda, PA.

 

BURNSIDE Charles Burnside

85, of Luthers Mills, Pa., died at the Robert Packer Hospital on Tuesday, May 10, 2011.  Charles was born on April 24, 1926 in Moosic, Pa., to the late John and Anna Radle Burnside.  Charles entered the U.S. Army in 1944 and after serving in Germany in the infantry during World War II was discharged in 1946. After his discharge, Charles went to work for the Virginia Barrel Co. in Ridley Park, Pa.  In 1955 the family purchased a dairy farm in Luthers Mills where Charles resided until his death.  Charles is survived by brothers, John (Alberta), Edward (Phyllis), George, David, William (Paulette) Burnside; and sister Dorothy Woodward (Charles); nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  Charles was preceded in death by his parents; sister and brother-in-law, Irene and Gene Snyder; brothers, James and Oliver; and niece, Emma Brown.  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, Towanda, Pa., is assisting the Burnside family with arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review – May 12, 2011

 

OLIVER T. BURNSIDE, 55, of Towanda RR 1, Burlington Township, died March 13, 2003, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, following an extended illness.  Born April 20, 1947, in Chester, PA, he was a son of Anna Radle Burnside and the late John Burnside.  He attended the Luthers Mills School and Troy High School.  Mr. Burnside worked with his brothers on the family dairy farm for many years until declining health no longer permitted him to continue.  He enjoyed woodworking, working with his computer and collecting Lionel Trains.  Surviving are his mother, Anna Radle Burnside, and brothers Charles, George and David Burnside, all at home on the family farm; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Alberta Burnside, Ulster RR2, Edward and Phyllis Burnside, Towanda RR1, and William and Paulene Burnside, Tunkhannock, PA; sister, Irene Snyder, Macedonia, Towanda RR2; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father, John Burnside in 1965, and by a brother, James Burnside, who died while serving in the U.S. Military in Korea in 1953.  The funeral and committal service were held March 17 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda with the Rev. William Lusk, Pastor of the Burlington United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment was in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

BURR - CATHERINE ALEXANDER
 Catherine B. "Kate" Alexander, 79, of Canton, PA died Friday, February 23, 2001 at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA. Mrs. Alexander was born July 29, 1921 in Canton, PA, the daughter of the late Almon and Anna Campbell Burr. Kate attended Canton High School and graduated with the class of 1939.  She married Lowell Alexander of Leroy who preceded her in death on December 7, 1972. She worked at Remington Rand in Elmira, NY for many years until its closure and then worked for Canford Manufacturing in Canton, PA.  She also worked as Canton police dispatcher.  She was a member of the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ). Surviving are daughters and son-in-law, Darlene "Tootie" and Robert Williams of Troy, PA and Sharon Holmes of Pompano Beach, FL; son and daughter-in-law, Norm and Sharon Alexander of Canton, PA; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; special nephew, Paul Burr Jr. of Canton; special neighbor, Bob Bastion of Canton; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Lowell, Kate was predeceased by her sister, Sarah Welch and brothers, Francis Burr and Paul Burr Sr. Services were private with interment in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be directed to Western Alliance EMS in care of PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947 in Mrs. Alexander's memory.  (TGR, Thursday, July 18, 2002)

BURR –CATHERINE B. “KATE” ALEXANDER, 79, Canton, died peacefully February 23, 2001 at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA.  Born July 29, 1921 in Canton, she was a daughter of the late Almon and Anna (Campbell) Burr.  She attended Canton High School graduating with the class of 1939.  She married Lowell Alexander of LeRoy.  Mrs. Alexander was no stranger to work.  She was employed at Remington Rand in Elmira, NY for many years until its closure.  She then worked for the former Canford Manufacturing in Canton, which allowed her to be closer to her family and home.  She also enjoyed working as a Canton police dispatcher.  She was best known for her outspoken personality and truthful manner.  She “told it like it was.”  Her feisty spirit and wonderful sense of humor will be remembered by all whom she touched.  She enjoyed flowers and playing cards.  Mrs. Alexander was a member of the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).  Surviving are daughters and son-I-law, Darlene “Tootie” and Robert Williams, Troy; Sharon Holmes, Pompano Beach, FL; son and daughter-in-law, Norm and Sharon Alexander, Canton; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; special nephew, Paul Burr, Jr., Canton, Pa; special neighbor, Bob Bastion, Canton; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband who preceded her in death on December 7, 1972 Mrs. Alexander was predeceased by a sister, Sarah Welch; brothers, Francis Burr and Paul Burr, Sr.  In keeping with Mrs. Alexander’s wishes the services will be private.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  The family suggests those who wish to may direct memorials contributions to the Western Alliance E.M.S. c/o PO Box 13, Troy, Pa in Mrs. Alexander’s memory.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

FRANCIS L. BURR, 48, of 49 Lycoming St., Canton, died Thursday, June 14, 1973, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  He was born in Canton July 24, 1924, a son of Almon and Anna Campbell Burr.  He was a member of the Church of Christ Disciples of Canton and for many years owned and operated a sanitation trucking business in Canton.  He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II.  He is survived by a daughter, Myra Ann Burr of Canton; a son Pvt. Dennis Burr, stationed at fort Bragg, N.C., with the U.S. Army; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Welch of Sayre and Mrs. Catherine Alexander of Canton.  Funeral services were held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Sunday with the Rev. Thomas Logston, his pastor, officiating.  Burial was in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

 

BUSH Beatrice Bush Bixler, "Bea"

died on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. She was born in Sayre on Nov. 7, 1916, the only child of William and Emma Hakes Bush.  She attended Waverly High School and went on to attend both Houghton and Nyack colleges, finishing in 1942.  On June 29, 1943, she married Clair S. Bixler, who died on Dec. 1, 1983.  She leaves behind her four children - Betsy, Bill (and his wife, Robbin), their two daughters Melissa (and her husband, Jacob), Heather (and her husband, Dave), Bob (and his wife, Lisa), Barb (and her husband, John) and three great-grandchildren, Tennyson, Wycliff and Emmeline.  She also leaves behind the legacy of her original music, which has touched countless lives and will continue to live on in all of us.  Special thanks to the second floor staff at Elderwood, who took such good care of her and comforted her as she was nearing the end of her journey.  Her family will announce a memorial service sometime in the future.  Sayre Morning Times – November 19, 2013   

 

HARRY A. BUTCHER, AGE 88, died Oct. 23, 2003 at the Bradford County Manor, Burlington, Pa.  He was born in Daggett, Pa. a son of the late Henry and Ruby Smith Butcher.  Harry enjoyed dairy farming but the love of his life was to travel and go to races.  He loved his family and enjoyed providing those little extras that any of them needed.  Harry is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Margaret Schofield Butcher at home; sons, Ronald (Bea) Butcher of Horseheads, N.Y., Gary (Esther) Butcher of Granville Summit, Dale (Ida) Butcher of Granville Summit; daughter, Virginia Ward of Granville Summit; daughter-in-law, Beatrice Butcher of Taylor, 14 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren; brother, Harold Butcher, sisters, Hazel Toothaker, Lillian Chamberlain, Phyllis (Guy) Houser and numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, Harry was predeceased by his son, James Butcher; great-grandson, Joshua Butcher; brothers, Raymond, William and Robert Butcher and sister Mary Rushin.  Friends are invited to call at Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday Oct. 27, at 1 p.m.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. -–owanda Daily Review.

MICHAEL J. BUTTERS
 Michael James Butters, 24, of White Haven, PA, formerly of Towanda RD 3, died May 15, 1990 at Hazelton General Hospital. Born May 4, 1966 in Sayre, he was a son of Frank Eugene and Nancy Butters Mingos. He is survived by his parents, Frank and Nancy Mingos of Towanda RD 3; a brother, David Eugene Mingos of Troy; a grandmother, Ruth Robinson of West Franklin, PA; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held May 19 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. John Fiester officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. (TGR, Thursday, May 24, 1990)

BYRON - Dr. Edgar S. "Doc" Byron, PhD., 98, of 603 William St., Towanda, Pa., formerly of 14 Walnut St., Towanda, died Friday morning, April 18, 2008, at Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township, Pa. Born Feb. 18, 1910, in Toledo, Ohio, he was a son of the late George and Mathilda Stolz Byron. On Nov. 14, 1931, he married the former Violetta Gomersall in Lexington, Ky. Edgar was a graduate of the University of Toledo, Ohio, where he received his bachelor of science degree in chemistry, a master of science degree in physical chemistry, and a bachelor of science degree in engineering and electrical and mechanical engineering. He also received his MBA and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. From 1928 until 1932 Edgar performed as a bass player in a traveling dance orchestra. He was subsequently employed by Doehler Dye Casting in Toledo, from 1932 until 1940. In 1940 Edgar became employed by the Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh, Pa. In 1947 he became employed by Westinghouse Corp. in Bloomfield, N.J. In 1953 he and his wife, Violetta, moved to the Towanda area when he was employed by Sylvania Electric in Towanda until 1956. He then became employed by the Westinghouse-Bettis atomic power lab in West Mifflin, Pa., until his retirement in 1975. While at Westinghouse–Bettis, Edgar was involved in developing propellant systems for nuclear submarines. He was a nationally known authority on the element boron. Upon his retirement the Byrons returned to Towanda to make their home. After his retirement, Edgar and Violetta enjoyed traveling worldwide for the next 20 years. Edgar was also a substitute at Towanda High School, as math, science and languages teacher. While at Towanda High School he started the first computer course taught there. He was member of the Towanda First Presbyterian Church, Towanda. He was member of the former Bloomfield, N.J., Free and Accepted Masons Lodge No. 40. Surviving are: two daughters: Marjorie A. Byron and Sandra K. Kisch, both of Towanda; two granddaughters, Jeanne Johnson and her husband, Tim Johnson, of Liberty, N.Y., and Staff Sgt. Linda Turner of Reno, Nev.; four great-grandchildren, Danielle, Travis, Starla and Shawna; and a brother, Russell Byron of Port Charlotte, Fla. He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Violetta, on Oct. 26, 2004. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Michael Hughes, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Towanda, officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Union Lodge F&AM No. 108, Towanda, will hold a memorial service at 6:45 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Activities Department of Memorial Hospital's Personal Care Home, 603 William St., Towanda, Pa. 18848, in Edgar S. Byron's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, 19 April 2008

 

BYRON Sandra K. Kisch

70, of 14 Walnut St., Towanda, Pa., died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Sandra was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Feb. 5, 1943, the daughter of Edgar S. Byron and Violetta K. Gomersall Byron. She was a graduate of Dormont High School in Pittsburgh, Pa., and the University of Pittsburgh, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Sandra later served with the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant Jr. Grade stationed at Coronado Naval Base in San Diego, Calif. She was employed as a registered nurse by the Castle Point Veterans Administration Hospital in Castle Point, N.Y., and by additional medical facilities and home health care providers for a number of years. Sandra loved horses and owned a small horse ranch in Sullivan County, N.Y., in earlier years. She enjoyed arts and crafts, needlework and model railroading. Surviving are her daughters, Jeanne Johnson and husband Tim of Liberty, N.Y., SFC Linda Turner and Jeff Winslow of Sparks, Nev.; grandchildren, Danielle, Travis, Starla and Shawna; her sister, Marjorie A. Byron of Towanda. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Kisch on Nov. 11, 1981; mother, Violetta K. Byron on Oct. 26, 2004; and father, Edgar S. Byron on April 18, 2008.The funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, 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., 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. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Abuse & Rape Crisis Center, P.O. Box 186, Towanda, PA 18848; in Sandra's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – November 9, 2013

 

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