Bradford County Memorial Park,
Burlington Township, Bradford County, PA
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.
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All people are listed by surname at birth rather than by surname at death
LEO ‘JUNEY’ CALKINS, 70, of 607 Second St., Towanda, died Saturday morning, July 10, 1993, at his home following an extended illness. Born Dec. 29, 1922, in Laquin, Pa., he was the son of the late Leo and Mary O’Heron Calkins. He was formerly employed as a lineman for the Sardoni Construction and Karnes Construction companies and by the Pennsylvania Electric Company. Juney also tended bar for several Towanda-area establishments. He was a member of the Towanda Country Club and was an avid golfer. Surviving are his wife and good friend of many years, Jane Johnson Lantz Calkins; two sons and daughters-in-law, William and Arlene Lantz of Towanda and James and Lenora Lantz of Hendricksville, N.C.; grandchildren, Linda and Mike Thiem of Towanda, Tracy and Kathy Lantz of Dover, N.H., Paul and Deneen Lantz of Towanda, and Brian Lantz, who is stationed with the U.S. Air Force in Dover, Del.; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Jack Calkins of Towanda; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and Dean Place of Elmira, N.Y., and Marian and Tony Kozdemba of Elmira, N.Y.; a sister, Rita Crawford of Texas; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Edward and Betty Johnson of Overton, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Calkins. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, 1993, at the funeral home, with the Rev. John T. Urban, rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family suggests that memorials be directed to Christ Episcopal Church, 1 Main St., Towanda, Pa. or Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, Pa. in Mr. Calkins’ memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
Hazel A. Camp JONES, 100, widow of Elliott P. JONES of 104 Second Street., Towanda, died Monday, March 4, 2002, at her home. Born Jan. 31, 1902, in Montrose Township, she was one of thirteen children of the late Daniel Leonard and Bertha May Kizinger Camp. Hazel served as a seamstress for Hoffman's Department Store in Towanda and provided sewing alteration service for area residents for many years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Towanda and was a member of the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 Auxiliary. Surviving are her daughter-in-law, Janice JONES, of Towanda; a grandson, William PELTON of Towanda; granddaughters, Marjorie HUNTER GRAHAM of Sayre and Phyllis and Daniel MOSIER of Sayre; several great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elliott P. JONES, in 1978; a daughter, Marjorie PELTON, in 1986; a son, Ivan JONES, on Dec. 8, 1996; and a granddaughter, Debbie WISHNER, in 1990. A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 7, 2002, at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Court Street, Towanda, with Rev. Michael HUGES officiating. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park Cemetery, Luthers Mills. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. There are no calling hours. NOTE: According to her Hazel's sister Mazie CAMP MORSE'S obituary (which has no death date), Hazel was still alive at the time of Mazie's death, also in Mazie's obit three brothers, Lloyd Camp of Sayre, Ralph Camp of North Towanda and Orin Camp of Newfoundland, are listed leaving me to believe that Mazie died after March 4, 2000 and before April 2007.
CAMP –MAZIE CAMP MORSE, 76, wife of Lloyd C. Morse of 111 Charles St., Towanda died Sunday morning at her home following an extended illness. Born March 6, 1096 in Monroe Township, she was a daughter of Daniel Leonard and Bertha May Kizinger Camp. Mrs. Morse was employed for many years at the Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda. Her main interest in life surrounded her home and family. Along with her husband, Lloyd, she is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Betty) Rough of Towanda, Mrs. Ray (Ellen) Bailey of N. Towanda. Mrs. Donald (Ethel) Travis of LeRaysville RD and Mrs. Norman (Sylvani) Sudam of Redmond, Oregon; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Hazel Jones of Towanda; three brothers, Lloyd Camp of Sayre, Ralph Camp of North Towanda and Orin Camp of Newfoundland, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Samuel Byler, pastor of the Saco Road Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.
CAMP –VIVIAN CAMP BAILEY, 67, wife of Francis Bailey of Towanda RD 1, died Monday morning March 5, 1984 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born June 1, 1916, in Sayre, she was the daughter of Boyd and May Young Camp. Mrs. Bailey’s main interests in life encompassed her home and family. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband Francis “Tony” Bailey; a daughter, Mrs. Alice May McCosky of Houston, Tex.; a son, Preston “Pat” Bailey of Towanda; four grandchildren, Francis and Robert Peters, both of Houston, Texas, Cortney and Charles Bailey, both of North Towanda; two great-grandchildren, Jermy and Stefini Peters of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. A. J. (Silva) Earl of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Mrs. Richard (Cresta) Bovee of Englewood, Fla.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a brother, Max Camp, Jr., of Waverly, N.Y., who died two days ago on March 3, 1984. Funeral and committal services will be held on Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Edward Conklin of the Trinity Episcopal Church, Athens, officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.
Luthers Mills Bradford County Memorial Park
Sayre Evening Times May 15, 2006
Clair LeRoy CAMPBELL, 65, lifelong resident of Milan, died Sunday, May 14th, 2006, peacefully at his home after a courageous battle with leukemia. He was born September 12th, 1940 in Sayre, the son of Edward and Mildred Loomis Campbell. He graduated from Athens Area High School in 1958. He joined the Navy and served aboard the USS Mullinnix DD-944 from 1958-1961. Clair worked for the Lehigh Valley Railroad and Conrail until his retirement in 1998. He was a devoted husband and father who dearly loved his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed his vegetable and flower gardens. Clair was interested in American Indians and enjoyed his morning walks to look for arrowheads. He had collected an amazing assortment of arrowheads and arranged them in frames complete with information about where they were found. He was an avid NASCAR fan. His favorite driver was Jeff Gordon. Clair is survived by: his wife, Bonnie Goodwin Campbell; his children, Lola (Ron) Dallas of Athens, Tammy (Rick Brown) Alexander of Granville, Jamie (Tammy Fassett) Campbell of Wyalusing, Angela (Matt) Wright of Leroy, Crystal (Doug) Quinn of Athens, Matthew Campbell of Milan, Nicholas (April Wylie) of Athens and Lowman, N.Y.; grandchildren Adam and Victoria Wright of Athens, Troy and Patrick Morgan of Athens, Marissa and Dustin Alexander and Madison Brown of Granville, Catlyn Campbell and Jacob Fassett of Wyalusing, Keegan, Grace, Asher, and Tyler Wright of Leroy, Nathan Quinn of Athens, Emberlynne Kohler of Athens, and Alexus Campbell of Lowman, N.Y.; his sister, Marilyn (Arthur) Cole of Athens; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Clair was predeceased by: an infant sister, Shirley Yvonne, in 1935; his son, Derrick LeRoy Campbell, in 1976; his father, Edward Campbell, in 1997; and his mother, Mildred Campbell, in 2006. The family will receive friends at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, on Wednesday, May 17th, 2006 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held Thursday, May 18th, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Rev. James D. Donahoo officiating. Graveside services will immediately follow at Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills. Memorial donations can be made in honor of Clair to The Cancer Center at Robert Packer Hospital/Guthrie Clinic and/or The Susquehanna River Archaeological Center of Native American Studies by contacting Deb Twigg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAMPBELL Garn A. Campbell, 43, of 925 South Main Street, Towanda, Pa, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening, Feb. 4, 1998 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born August 10, 1954 in Rochester, NY, he was the son of Marion SCHRIVER CAMPBELL and the late Garn A. CAMPBEll. On May 5, 1975, he married the former Barbara HOWARD in Towanda. At the time of his dfeath Garn was employed by Pelton Trucking Comapny in Monroeton. Mr. CAMPBELL enjoyed NASCAR racing. His main interest in life encompassed his home and family, especially his children and grandchildren. Surviving are his wife, Barbara HOWARD CAMPBELL at home, his mother; Marion CAMPBELL of Franklindale; two sons, Robin L. CAMPBELL of Towanda, Jeffery S. CAMPBELL of Towanda; a daughter Billy JO CAMPBELL of Towanda; two grandchildren, Kimberlin MCPHERSON and Katlyn MCPHERSON, both of Towanda; five sisters, Marjorie CRON of Florida, Sandy FITCH of Ulster, Debra AYERS of Wysox, Laurie CAMPBELL of Towanda and Barbara WOOD of Wysox; a brother David CAMPBELL of Powell; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father Garn A. CAMPBELL on July 16, 1977. The funeral and committal service will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at 4 p.m. at the marrott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, with the Rev. Allen HULSLANDER, pastor of the Towanda First Untied Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be private. There are no calling hours.
CAMPBELL Gary D. Age 59, died on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, PA. He was born March 9, 1945 in Sayre, PA, the son of the late Carlton and Helen (Dunbar) Campbell. Gary was a National Defense Service Medal Sharpshooter, having served in Vietnam. He loved to hunt, fish, camp and spend time with the family. He worked for Masonite in Wysox, PA until he retired in 1997. Gary is survived by his son; Jason (Dee)Campbell of Ulster, PA; daughters, Gina (Arthur) Chapman of Ridgebury, PA, Gail (John) Colavito of Hornbrook, PA; sisters, Leah Mae (Bud) Seymour of Big Pond, PA, Doris (Seward) Spencer of Elmira Heights, NY and Betsy Campbell. Granddaughters, Alori, Rene, Kelsey, Shanalea, Bridget, Serena, Ronnie, Alexandria and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Gary is preceded in death by a infant brother. Family and Friends may call at the Roberts Funeral Home, 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY on Monday, January 17, 2004 from 10:00 AM. to 12:00 Noon. Funeral Services will be held immediately following visitation with Pastor Andy Phillips officiating. Burial will be at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills, PA with Full Military Honors Accorded. Pallbearers are, Jason Campbell, Bud Seymour, John Hamilton, Arthur Chapman, Jerry Moore, Tim Seymour. The Family graciously declines flowers, please make a donation in Gary's memory to the American Lung Association of PA.
CAMPBELL –LAURA CAMPBELL FORD, 94, wife of John W. Ford, a long-time resident of Towanda, died Wednesday evening, Feb. 3, 1988 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born Sept. 11, 1893 in Vestal Township, N.Y. she was a daughter of John Clinton and Diana Osborne Campbell. On Nov. 8, 1919 she married John W. Ford in Towanda. They celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary last year. Her main interest in life was in her home and family. Laura was a former member of the Laurel Hill grange. She is survived by her husband, John W. Ford; two sons; Albert Ford of LeRaysville and Gordon ford of Towanda; six daughters; Mrs. Earl (Dorothy) Stevens of Laddsburg, Mrs. Lucelia Brown of Nichols, N.Y.; Mrs. Gavin (Esther) Finnerty of Ulster RD 2, Mrs. Robert (Eleanor) Kisner of Ulster RD 2; Mrs. Douglas (Doris) Munn of Lake Park, Fla.; Mrs. Alton (Jane) Welch of Troy RD 3; 32 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a son, John Clinton Ford, on June 23, 1978. The funeral and committal service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Leland Thompson of Athens officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Saturday afternoon at the funeral home. The family request that memorials be directed to the American Diabetes Association, Greater Philadelphia Affiliate, The Bourse, Sweet 570, 21 S. Fifth St., Philadelphia, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
CAMPBELL -MARGARET C. “Peggy” BABCOCK, 67, of Sayre passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. She was born on Aug. 4, 1953, in Springfield, OH, the daughter of the late Warren Bishop Campbell and Betty Irene Bouse Lyons. Peggy was a 1971 graduate of Athens High School. Following graduation at 17, she joined the U.S. Marines to proudly serve her country. Peggy attended Mansfield University, graduating in 1994, obtaining her bachelor’s degree in administration of Criminal Justice. She was employed with Children & Youth Services as a caseworker. Because of Peggy’s caring nature and love for all children to be successful, she volunteered as a Foster Grandparent for many years at Lynch Bustin Elementary School. Peggy loved her family and her grandchildren were her life. In her younger years, she loved to travel. She enjoyed researching family history and was an avid reader, especially of mystery novels. She is predeceased by her brothers, John Campbell in 1990 and Joseph Lyons in 1996, and niece, Amy Campbell in 1975. Peggy is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Brent McClelland of Laceyville; son, Edon Babcock of Towanda; her beloved grandchildren, Megan McClelland, Alexander Babcock, Matthew Lee McClelland, Christian McClelland, Brendan McClelland and Chantel Babcock. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Pat and Sharon Campbell of Sayre; brothers, Carey Lyons of Athens and Dan Lyons of Waynesboro; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Scott Kidd of Baltimore, MD; special sister-in-law, Cindy Garrity, and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call on Friday, Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lowery-Urban Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. at Bradford County Memorial Park, 20452 Route 6, Towanda, with the Rev. Linda Rogers officiating. Burial will follow the service at Bradford County Memorial Park, Towanda. Memorial donations may be made in Peggy’s memory to Athens Area Little League Association, Third Street, Athens, PA or Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS. -Wyalusing Rocket-Courier 9/16/2020
PHILIP J. CAMPBELL, 49, of Dundee RD 2, N.Y., formerly of Burlington, died Saturday, April 29, 1989 at Tompkins Community Hospital in Ithaca, N.Y. He was born Feb. 2, 1940 in Burlington, the son of James and Florence Weed Campbell. He was a member of the Tyrone United Methodist Church. He was a carpenter with Union Local #66 of Corning, N.Y. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; daughters, Cindy Matkosky of Sayre, Tammy Campbell of Bath, N.Y. and Jacqueline Campbell at home; sons, Phillip J. Campbell Jr., of Tyrone, N.Y., and Robert Campbell of Cameron, N.Y.; brothers, Duane Campbell of Jersey Shore RD 1; and Ronnie Campbell of Gillett RD 3; sisters, Mrs. Jack (Alberta) Burnside of Ulster RD 2, Mrs. Mahon (Jean) Risley of Ulster RD 2 and Mrs. Dale (Beverly) Selleck of Granville Summit RD 1; step-mother, Freda Campbell of Ulster RD 2; stepson, David Haight, serving with the United States Air Force in Germany; eight grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins. Friends may call at the Vickery funeral Home in Troy on Monday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Brian S. Homan of Tyrone Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be at Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills. –Towanda Daily Review.
DOUGLAS R. CAPWELL, 57, of 309 S. Liberty St., Endicott, NY formerly of Waverly died unexpectedly on Friday February 23, 1990 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born November 11, 1932 in Waverly, he was the son of the late Purle and Ruth Watson Capwell. Mr. Capwell was a member of the IBM Quarter Century Club, the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 of Towanda, the Waverly Moose and the AARP. He is survived by two sons and a daughter: John of San Diego, Calif., Barbara of Phoenix, Ariz. And Gerald of Waverly. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Memorials may be directed to the Easter Seals Association or to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Allgeier and Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly, St., Waverly. –Towanda Daily Review
CARD Hildah F. FRISBIE, 88, (SRGP 10847) of the Phyl-Carlo Retirement Center, Gillett, PA, died Tuesday, October 3, 1995 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Sylvania. She is survived by her daughter, Judy (Harold Duane Sr.) Wetzel of troy, PA; grandson, H. Duane (Linda G.) Wetzel Jr. of Troy; granddaughter, Lori Wetzel of Virginia Beach, VA; brother-in-law, Herbert (Julia) Frisbie; great-grandchildren, Amber and Zachary Wetzel; also survived by several nieces an nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles O. Frisbie in 1979 and brothers, Fenton Card of Wellsburg, PA, Damon (Lelia) Card of Caton, NY, Joseph and Merley Card, both of Sylvania, PA; sisters, Fannie Brown, Rachel Darrow, Gertrude Miner, all of Elmira, NY, Katherine Dengle of Wellsburg, PA; Emma Pitt of Elmira, NY and Geraldine Johnson of Chardon, OH. Funeral services were held at the Barrett Funeral Home October 6 with the Reverend Rob weaver Officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park.
CARD –PAULINE C. CURREN, 92, (SRGP 08175) formerly of Athens, died Monday, March 22, 1993. She was born in Mansfield Oct. 23, 1900, the daughter of Ray and Addie Tears Card, who owned and operated a farm in the Springfield area for many years. Survivors are three daughters; Frances Discenza of Elmira, N.Y., Jane Merrill and her husband, George, of Sayre and Sandra Hoffman of Waynesboro, Pa.; grandchildren, Stephen and Frank Merrill, Gail Arnold, and Alden and Duane Chapman; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one sister, Lucile Prince of Athens. Friends may call at the Thomas M. Jenkins Funeral Home Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Thursday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Carl Crawford officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park. –Towanda Daily Review.
WARREN L. CARD, 69, Senior Citizens Building, Towanda, formerly of 16 College Ave., Towanda, died Friday afternoon, Aug. 24, 1990, at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born Oct. 18, 1920, in Alberta, Canada, he was a son of Elmer Davis and Mary LaVina Casterline Card. He attended school in Liberty Corners and later on Oct. 20, 1938, he married the former Edna McNeal at the Methodist parsonage in Towanda. In earlier years he was employed by the Burlinger Silk Mill, Middaugh’s Appliance Store, the Montgomery Bacon Company in Towanda, Crane’s Gas Station of Monroeton and Ingersoll-Rand in Athens. In 1954 he began his own Maytag appliance business known as Card’s Service Center, a successful business he operated at 16 College Ave., Towanda, for many years until his retirement in 1984. On May 9, 1985, Mr. and Mrs. Card moved to the Senior Citizens Building in Towanda. Warren enjoyed his home and family and was a former member of the Bridge Street Rod and Gun Club. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Edna McNeal Card, at home; a daughter, Mrs. John (Shirley) Strohl, Towanda; grandchildren, Michelle Strohl of Catassauga, Pa., Penny and dale Brown of Ulster, Valerie and Kenneth Raupers of Ulster; Diane Corcoran of Luzerne, Pa., John and Claudia Strohl Jr. of North Pole, Alaska, Warren F. and Sherry Strohl of Towanda, David J. Strohl of Towanda, and Sandra and Phil George of Missouri; eight great-grandchildren, Marcus Lay of Alaska, Nicholas Corcoran of Luzerne, Pa., Owen and Kyle Brown of Ulster, Tara and Jeremy Strohl of Missouri, Julia Anne Strohl of Towanda and Andrew George of Missouri; a brother, Kenneth Card, Oneonta, N.Y.; a sister, Beatrice Olson, Reading, Calif.; a niece, Mrs. William (Joyce) Blide, Horseheads, five nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters Gertrude Knapp in 1986 and Hilda Lee in 1989. The funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorials be directed to the charity or organization of one’s choice in Mr. Card’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
CAREY –HELEN IRENE CAREY BENNETT, 61, of Towanda RD3, Towanda Township died early Monday morning September 22, 1989 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born March 30, 1928 in Montrose, PA, she was a daughter of George and Mary Jones Carey. In early years Mrs. Bennett was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda and was later employed by J.J. Newberry Store in Towanda for several years. Her main interests in life were in her home and family. She is survived by her husband, John Thomas Bennett at home; two sons, Paul W. Bennett of Towanda and Thomas J. Bennett of Baltimore, Md.; two grandchildren, Karyn Bennett and Dennis Bennett, both of Towanda; two sisters, Mrs. Alba (Evelyn) Ainey of Towanda and Mrs. John (Dorothy) C. Davidson of Towanda; a brother, Ray Carey of Springville, Pa.; sister-in-law, Ann Carey of Binghamton; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a brother, Buy Carey. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with Bishop Gregory Weed of the Church of Jesus Crist of Latter Day Saints, Towanda officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review
CAREY –MARY ELLEN TERRY –On the morning of Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003 the Lord called unto Himself his beloved servant, Mary Ellen (Carey) Terry. She was 79 years of age and at the time was at her Monroe Township home surrounded by her loving family. Born May 29, 1924 in the Armenia Mountain community of Fallbrook, Pa. she was the daughter of Seymour and Creola (Winn) Carey. In her late teens she was courted by a young man named Albert Terry and on February 14, 1942 they were united in marriage. Together they raised three sons and three daughters, sharing 58 years until Albert’s passing in 2000. Mary Ellen was a woman who enjoyed being a homemaker. Nothing pleased her more than to prepare meals for her family and company as well. She is especially remembered for excellent baked goods which she lavished upon her children and grandchildren. She was hospitality personified. Whenever there was illness or other distress within a neighboring family, Mary Ellen was among the first to lend a helping hand. She also enjoyed sewing and making beautiful quilts as well as her own clothing. She was a woman of great faith in the Lord and was a member of the West Franklin Mennonite Church. Her Christian faith and precepts were a vital part of her everyday life. Over the years she opened her heart and home to elderly persons who would otherwise have been placed in nursing homes. Mary Ellen is survived by: her sons Clarence (Virginia) Terry of Monroeton and Mark (Susan) Terry of New Era, Pa.; daughters Loraine (George) Niteznski of Springville, Pa., Bonnie Benjamin of Towanda and Audrey (Charles) Fowler of New Albany; 19 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brother, Kenneth (Pat) Carey of Roseville; sister June Heickel of Mansfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert, a brother James Carey and a son, Daniel Terry. Calling hours will be Tuesday, August 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Morse & Kleese Funeral home, 40 N. Center St., Canton. Services will follow at noon with the Rev. Richard Martin, pastor of the West Franklin Mennonite Church officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park. –Towanda Daily Review
CARL –MARION A. SPAULDING, 72 of Alba died Friday, April 18, 1986 as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Born Feb. 23, 1914 in Canton, she was a daughter of Raleigh and Susan Kaye Carl. She owned and operated Spaulding’s General Store in Alba for 24 years, retiring in 1971; she also served as postmistress in Alba for 29 years. She was a member of the Alba Christian Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Merritt of Horseheads and Mrs. Russell (Phyllis) Crane of Troy RD 2; two sisters, Mrs. Lucille Terry of the Bradford County Manor, twin sister, Mrs. Myrtle Coombs of Athens; two brothers, John A. Carl of La Mesa, Calif., and Wayne Carl of Athens; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert A. Spaulding in 1973. Funeral and committal services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, Canton with William C. McNett officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 7-9 p.m. Memorial donations may be directed to the Alba Christian Church. –Towanda Daily Review
CARLE Ruth I. Carle
81, of 111 Lombard St., Towanda, Pa., died
Thursday evening, Sept. 2, 2010 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in North Towanda Twp., Pa. Ruth was born March 28, 1929, in Williamsport, Pa., and was a graduate of Towanda High School. She devoted her life to the loving care of children and continued to serve as a nanny and babysitter for Towanda area families until 2008. Ruth was a positive influence on the many young lives she touched during her years as a caregiver and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Towanda. She is survived by: her son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth R. and Deborah Carle of Franklindale, Pa.; three grandchildren, Kenneth Carle Jr. and his wife Tammy of Hawaii, Danielle Blokzyl and her husband Anthony of East Towanda, and Kevin Carle of Texas; great-grandchildren, Chaylin Carle, K.C. Carle, Aaden Blokzyl, Kelci Carle and Katelyn Blokzyl; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Patricia Carle of New Hampshire; her extended family, Arnold Hunsinger, Janice Jackson, Lois Carrington, John Giffin, Agnes Cook, Birdie Giffin and Jim and Brenda Giffin; and her faithful dog Precious. The funeral service will be held at noon Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with Pastor Eric D. Smith officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until noon on Wednesday at the funeral home. - Towanda Daily Review, September 4, 2010
CARMAN, Arthur- Services for Arthur Stanley Carman, 70 of Luthers Mills were held Jan 30, (1969) at the Miller Funeral Home, the Rev. William Pipp officiating. Mr. Carman died at Troy Community Hospital on Tuesday Jan 28, after an extended illness. He was born in Ghent June 1, 1898, the son of John and Diana Tompkins Carman. He was a retired State highway Dept employee and also worked for the Lehigh Valley Railroad and had been a farmer and carpenter. He was a member of the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church and the Canton Lodge of Moose. Surviving are: his wife, Ruth; two daughters, Mrs. George (Doris) Lampman of Luthers Mills and Mrs. Harold (Eleanor) Kring of Sheshequin; five step-children, Mildred Kellogg, Helen Robare, Towanda, Raymond Rubert of Towanda, Pauline Rock of Morrisville, NY and Gerald Rubert of Owego; a brother Charles, Spencer, NY; one sister, Clara Campbell of Canandaigua, NY; five grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Interment was in Bradford County Memorial Cemetery (Daily Review 1969)
CARMAN - DORIS C. LAMPMAN
Doris C. Lampman, 67, Towanda RR 3, died Saturday, August 22, 1992 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born November 17, 1924 in Waverly, NY, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Jennie Carman. Doris was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1942. In 1948 she married George W. Lampman in Luthers Mills. Mrs. Lampman drove the County Bookmobile for the Bradford County Library System for 24 years until her retirement in 1989. Following her retirement she continued working as a volunteer at the Bradford County Library. Mrs. Lampman served as Burlington Township Tax Collector from 1954 to 1974. She was a member of the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church, Union Grange of West Burlington, Towanda Senior Citizens and the French Choppers Camping Club. Surviving are her husband, George W. Lampman; sons, Calvin A. Lampman of West Chester, PA and Patrick W. Lampman of Belair, MD; grandchildren, Mark and Brittany Lampman; sister, Mrs. Harold (Eleanor) Kring of Ulster RR 1; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial services will be held at a time to be announced later. A private interment service was to be held in Bradford County Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home. Friends who wish may direct memorials to the Bradford County Library, RR 3, Troy, PA 16947 in Doris C. Lampman's memory. (TGR, Thursday, August 27, 1992)
CARMAN –ELEANOR CARMAN KRING, 95, formerly of Sheshequin Road, Ulster, Pa. and Wolf Run Village, Hughesville, Pa., passed away Friday, Nov. 13, 2015,at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Muncy Valley Hospital, Muncy, Pa. Eleanor was born on Feb. 27, 1920, in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of Arthur and Jennie Carman. She was a graduate of the Troy High School class of 1938 and in early years was employed by the Bradford County Conservation Office in Towanda. On June 9, 1944, Eleanor married Harold E. "Dutch" Kring in Blossburg, Pa. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years on April 3, 2012. Eleanor was employed by the food services department of the Athens High School cafeteria from 1964 until her retirement in 1982. Eleanor was a member of the Ulster United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, the Amen Train at St. Paul Calvary United Methodist Church in Williamsport, Pa. and the French Choppers Camping Club. She enjoyed camping, baking, sewing and reading. Her family includes three children, Kay (Larry) Rhinehart of Pennsdale, Pa., Ronald Kring of Covington, Pa., Kenneth (Kathy) Kring of Herrickville, Pa.; five grandchildren, Jeremy (Loretta) Kring of Enterprise, Ala., Tim (JJ.) Rhinehart of Williamsport, Pa., Matt (Jaime) Rhinehart of Wellsboro, Pa., Carolyn (Chad) Cooley of Wyalusing, Pa., Danny (Kristy) Kring of Towanda; nine great grandchildren, Juliana, Katrina, Genevieve, Eloise and Tobias Rhinehart, Camden Rhinehart, Ella and Andrew Cooley, and Brody Kring; sisters-in-law, Alda Kiser of Troy, Pa., Grace Kring of Summerfield, Fla.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law, Doris and George Lampman, brothers-in-law, Lewis "L.J." Kring and Robert Kiser, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Earl Smith and Gladys Smith, sister-in-law, Margaret Kring and nephews, Dale Smith and Calvin Lampman. The family expresses their deepest appreciation to the Muncy Valley Skilled Nursing Unit and the Wolf Run Village for their special care of Eleanor. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Farr St., Ulster, Pa. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Burlington Township, Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family will provide their own flowers and requests that contributions be directed to the Ulster United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 345, Ulster, PA in Eleanor's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 11/15/2015
CARMAN –FLORENCE N. SCHRADER, 85 widow of John L. Schrader Sr., formerly of the Wyalusing Retirement/Personal Care Home and the Senior Citizens Building, North Towanda Township died Thursday evening, Sept. 21, 2000 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township. Born April 1, 1915 in Burlington Township, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Helen Hall Carman. Florence and her husband, John owned the original Scharder farm outside West Franklin until 1950 when they purchased a dairy farm between Luthers Mills and Burlington. They lived there until 1962 at which time they moved to the village of Luthers Mills. Mrs. Schrader always canned and froze fruits and vegetables from her own huge garden. Her icicle bread and butter and dill pickles were equal to none. She crocheted, made rag rugs and a number of quilts in earlier days and loved to work in her flower gardens. She was an animal lover all her life and had always had cats and/or dogs. She and her husband loved to fish in their own pond on in nearby ponds or lakes. Florence was a homemaker who cared for her family above all else. She enjoyed having her grandchildren visit and doing things with them. Her family was her whole life. Mrs. Schrader was a member of the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church and the Ladies Aid Society and was a former member of the West Franklin Grange. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, John “Jack” and Lila Schrader Jr. of Towanda; two daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Eugene Mensch of Danville, Pa. and Nancy and Thomas Reed of Brackney, Pa.; grandsons Bart Schrader of Towanda. Burt Schrader of Towanda, Bret Schrader of Owego, N.Y. and Brian Schrader of Biddeford, Maine; a grandson and his wife, Scott and Diane Mensch of Danville; a granddaughter, Vicki Mensch of Danville; granddaughters and their husbands, Marnie and Kyle Williams of Cobleskill, N.Y., and Nikki and Tim Maczko of The Woodlands, Texas; 11 great-grandchildren, Rebekah Schrader, Stephen, Ian and Damian Schrader, Martin and Michael Mensch, Nathan, Zachary and Matthew Williams, and Courtney and Sydney Maczko; and three sisters-in-law, Helen Carman of Luthers Mills, Louisa White of Towanda and Zephyrhills, Fla. and Nellie Brougham of Burlington. She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Schrader Sr. on Sept. 28, 1981; her parents, Frank and Helen Carman; a brother, Donald Carman; a sister and brother-in-law, Alene and Elmer Weed; and a half-brother and his wife, Levi and Alice Hall. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald Troup, pastor of the Monroeton United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Tuesday morning at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review
CARMAN Francis C. Carman
92, of 856 Lakeside Drive, Sayre, Pa., Ridgebury Township, formerly of Luthers Mills, Pa., went home to be with the Lord Saturday evening, Dec. 4, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Francis was born in Luthers Mills, Pa., on March 6, 1918, a son of the late Ralph and Gertrude Slater Carman. In 1944 he married the former Esther Ling who preceded him in death on Oct. 20, 1991. Francis owned and operated his family farm in Burlington Township for over 50 years until his retirement. Following his retirement from farming, Francis provided mowing service for the Towanda School District for 10 years. He also served as a volunteer at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for 13 years where he was voted Hospital Hero in 2000 and Volunteer of the Year in 2001. Francis also served as a third grade volunteer at the Washington School in Elmira, N.Y. Francis was a dedicated member of the Independent Baptist Church in Towanda where he served as a deacon for 27 years, as Deacon Emeritus for 23 years and taught an adult Sunday School class. Francis will be remembered for his love and devotion for God and family and for his warm welcoming smile and kind out-going personality. He was a friend to many and will be deeply missed. Surviving are: his daughters, Sharon Kmetz and her husband Andrew of Sayre, Linda Schoonover and her husband Allan of Centre Hall, Pa.; sisters, Mildred Paris of Luthers Mills, Pa., Marjorie Paris and her husband Donald of Homosassa, Fla.; grandchildren, Andrew Kmetz of Hampton, Ga., Mark Kmetz and his wife Patti of Sayre, Susan Cappello and her husband Anthony of Long Valley, N.J., Lisa Stryker of Troy, Tim Schoonover and his wife Missy of State College, Pa., Lynette Singer and her husband Aaron of Wellsboro, Pa.; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many good friends. In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by brothers Earl and Floyd Carman. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 at the Independent Baptist Church, Cherry St., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Donn Hauser officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Independent Baptist Church, 109 Cherry St. Towanda, PA 18848, or to Beverly Varner for the Robert Packer Hospital Volunteers, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840, in Francis C. Carman's memory. Towanda Daily Review - December 6, 2010
CARMAN –MARJORIE V. ‘MARGE’ PARIS Co Proprietor of Paris Garage, a longtime member of the Ridgebury community, passed away Tues. June 16, 2015 at Memorial Hospital SNF, Towanda PA at the age of 94. Born on March 7, 1921 in Luthers Mills PA, Marjorie was the daughter of the late, Ralph & Gertrude Carman. She graduated from Towanda High School Class of 1938. Marjorie married the love of her life, Donald Paris on Oct. 31, 1941, and he predeceased her on April 21, 2015. Marjorie & Don were the Co Proprietor's of Paris Garage, Centerville, PA for many years. They and remembered for their service to others. Marge was a longtime member of the Bentley Creek Baptist Church where she was very active with youth, taught Sunday School and enjoyed singing in the church choir. Marge was active in the Wellsburg and Ridgebury Fireman's Auxillary for many years. She loved to travel and enjoyed peaceful times at Lamoka Lake and winters in Homosassa, FL. Surviving is her loving family, children, Connie (Tom) Burlingame, Gillett, PA, Donald L. (Judi) Paris, Oviedo, FL; six grandchildren, Michael (Sue) Paris, Todd (Kris) Paris, Thad (Heather) Paris, Mark (Amy) Paris, Krista (Duke) Leonard, and Weylin (Katherine) Burlingame; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; brother-in-law, James (Helen) Paris, Tioga, PA; sister-in-law, Ruth Simon, Homosassa FL; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Marge was predeceased by her sister, Mildred Paris; and brothers, Earl, Floyd and Francis Carman. Family and friends will be received at the Bentley Creek Baptist Church, 13545 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, PA 16925 on Sat. June 20, 2015 between the hours of 12 noon - 2 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. Interment will take place at the family's convenience in Bradford County Memorial Park where she will rest beside her beloved Don. In remembrance of Mrs. Paris, memorials may be directed to Bentley Creek Baptist Church or simply show an act of kindness to someone. Share your smile with someone today in her memory. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/18/2015
CARMAN –MILDRED CARMAN PARIS, 94, a life-time resident of Burlington Township, Pa., passed away Friday afternoon, Nov. 21, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Mildred was born at home in Burlington Township on Jan. 11, 1920, a daughter of Ralph and Gertrude Slater Carman. In later years, Mildred married Rexford A. Paris and she assisted her husband in the operation of their farm for many years until their retirement. In addition to raising her family, Mildred also served as a caregiver for her grandchildren over the years. She attended the Independent Baptist Church in Towanda. Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Rexford L. and Imogene Paris of South Waverly, Robert W. and Dorothy Paris of Grover, Allan R. and Bonnie Paris of Burlington Township, Lawrence R. and Sheryl Paris of Smithfield Township; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law Marjorie and Donald I. Paris of Bradford, N.Y.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law James A. and Helen Paris of Tioga, Pa.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Rexford A. Paris on Sept. 4, 2006 and by her brothers, Floyd, Earl and Francis Carman. The funeral and committal service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Donn Hauser of the Independent Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Independent Baptist Church, 109 Cherry St., Towanda, PA in Mildred's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 11/23/2014
CARMAN Ralph W. Carman
82, of Towanda RD 1 died early this morning, Jan. 24, 1974, at Troy Community Hospital. Born in Burlington Township, July 15, 1891, the son of the late William and Myrtle Strope Carman, he was a lifelong farmer retiring in January of 1972. He had resided in the Burlington area his entire lifetime and attended the Towanda Independent Baptist Church. Mr. Carman married the former Miss Gertrude Slater in Towanda on June 30, 1914. Friends may call at the Maryott Funeral Home in Towanda Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. Darris Hauser will officiate. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.
Richard D. CARMAN, 86, of Canton, PA died on Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital. “Dick” was born on November 19, 1914 in Luthers Mills a son of the late Harry W. and Elizabeth (VanNoy) Carman. He was a 1932 graduate of Troy High School. He honorably served our country during World War II in the US Navy and was a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. “Dick” was employed at the former Eureka Plant in Troy for many years until his retirement in 1980. Surviving are his brother Russell Carman and his sister, Sarah Carman. Mr. Carman was predeceased by his wife, Lillian R. Carman, in 1990; and by brothers and sisters. It was Dick’s request that there be no calling hours. Private family graveside services will be held at Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills. Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
CARR –DONNA JEAN BENJAMIN, widow of Gordon Russell Benjamin, died on Dec. 31, 2015 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, N.Y. Donna was born Nov. 24, 1926 in Pike Township, Bradford County, Pa., to John Mason Carr and Caroline Arletta Sibley Carr. Donna married Gordon R. Benjamin on Dec. 29, 1944 at the LeRaysville parsonage. Donna is survived by her three sons and their wives, Russell J. Benjamin (Linda), Dale E. Benjamin (Mary Lou) and Dean L. Benjamin (Debi) and by the Benjamin grandchildren Eric (Bekki), Clay (Claudia), Ryan, Jonathan, Richard, Patrick, Maddie and Dillon and by great-grandchildren Guy, Wolf, Meric, Cai and Camilla. Surviving are siblings and in-laws Elwood Carr (Janet), Vernon Carr Sr. (Pat), Betty Jane Carr (widow of Gerald Carr), Elton Romeyn Carr (Alice) and numerous nieces and nephews and several dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Donna was predeceased by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Andrew Benjamin Jr. and wife Betty Jones Benjamin, Leon Maurice Benjamin and wife Olive Fields Benjamin, Ellis Coolbaugh (husband of Doris Emily Carr, deceased), Robert Hurley (husband of Eulalie, deceased), Raymond Arey (husband of Charlotte Benjamin, deceased), Bruce Manchester (husband of Geraldine Benjamin Manchester, deceased) and Betty Baker Carr, first wife of Elwood Carr. Donna was predeceased by siblings, Doris Emily Carr Coolbaugh, Gerald Carr and Eulalie Hurley; and nieces, Betty Ann Benjamin Heath, Marilyn Carr Parks, Margaret Jones Coolbaugh and Delores Benjamin Tillotson; nephew, Jim Carr; and great niece, Tammy Sue Carr, daughter of nephew Dennis Carr and Linda Lines Carr. Donna attended LeRaysville School. She worked at W. T. Grant's in Towanda, the A&W in Wysox and also worked for several years in the cafeteria of the Northeast Bradford schools before becoming a stay-at-home mom. She loved playing Bingo, going to rummage sales, playing rummy and tending to her posies. Before moving to Elmira, N.Y., to live with her youngest son Dean, his wife Debi and grandchildren, Maddie and Dillon, she loved to gad about frequently stopping in for coffee and chatting with family and friends. Above all Donna loved her family and doted on her grandchildren of whom she loved to brag. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 with the funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A luncheon will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday at the Wysox Fire Hall. Donna will be laid to rest alongside her husband Gordon R. Benjamin in Bradford County Memorial Park in Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 1/3/2016
ELWOOD JAMES CARR - It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone, for part of us went with you the day God called you home… Elwood James Carr, 95, of Potterville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, Feb. 22, 2017, at the Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital following a period of declining health. Elwood was born on Jan. 11, 1922 in LeRaysville, Pa., a son of John M. and Caroline (Sibley) Carr. Elwood spent his youth in LeRaysville, with his six brothers and sisters. There was always time to be outdoors and Elwood enjoyed spending time playing baseball, softball, hunting and fishing. He attended school until the 10th grade and in 1942 entered into the U.S. Army where he proudly served his country during WWII, rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant. On June 14, 1946 he married Betty Baker and together they raised five children. Over the years, Elwood was employed by Rex Morgan as a mechanic and in 1953 he started to work for Sylvania as a machinist - retiring in 1982 following 35 years of service. Memories were made and happy times were shared as a family - as the family grew Elwood and Betty welcomed into their lives grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He took great pride in his well-manicured lawn and flower gardens. Months turned into years, and Elwood's heart was broken on Jan. 26, 1988 when Betty passed away. Elwood was a member of the VFW Post 6824, the First Congregational Church of West Warren. On Dec. 12, 1993, Elwood married Janet (Wetzel) Ford and together they shared 23 years and made Potterville their home. A true "Carr" fanatic, Elwood took pride in always having a new car and making sure they were always clean. Until we meet again, may you find comfort in the arms of the angels and be surrounded by our loved ones who had gone before us.Those left behind to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Janet; his children, Barbara (Pastor Jeffrey) Kistler of New Tripoli, Pa., Wendy Carr of LeRaysville, Pa., Rosalie (Mark) Cook of Rome, Pa.; step children, Gavin Ford, Dreck (Dez) Ford, Jared (Stacy) Ford, Nigel (Lisa) Ford; his grandchildren, Stephen Parks, Michael (Heather) Kistler, Matthew (Stephanie) Kistler, Kareem Ragab (Kelsey Herman), Ramy Ragab (fiancé Nicole Siedhof), Emily (Tad) Soden, Amy (Glenn) Hoyt, Jaime Lyn Carr, Jessica Carr; step grandchildren, Bryan and Adam Ford; great grandchildren, Jonathan, Abigail, Jacob, Joseph, Sophia, Elizabeth, Nathaniel, Zachary and Corey; his siblings, Vernon Carr and E. Romeyn (Alice) Carr; sister-in-law, Betty Jane Carr; and brother-in-law, Howard (Sylvia) Baker. Many nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Elwood was predeceased by his parents; his first wife, Betty; daughter, Marilyn Carr Parks; son, James Elwood Carr; grandson, Aaron Scott Cook; sisters, Doris (Ellis) Coolbaugh, Donna (Gordon) Benjamin, Eulalie (Bob) Hurley; brother, Gerald Carr; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Elinor (Charles) Thompson, Marie (Wayne) Troxell. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation from 2p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A funeral service and celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, at the First Congregational Church of West Warren with his pastor, Rev. David Pitcher, officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the VFW Post 6824. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family at Bradford County Memorial Park. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the First Congregational Church of West Warren, c/o Mrs. Judy Davenport, 3645 North Rome Rd., Ulster, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 2/24/2017
CARR Ethel J. Carr Miller
92, formerly of Marshview, Asylum Twp., beloved wife of the late Thomas S. Miller passed away, Saturday, April 7, 2012 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in North Towanda. Ethel was born in Asylum Twp. on April 10, 1919 the daughter of William and Lola Acla Carr. She attended the Towanda schools and later married Thomas S. Miller on March 6, 1935. The couple made their home at Marshview where they raised their family. She was preceded in death by her husband on June 15, 1993. Ethel enjoyed working in her garden, canning, crocheting and needlepoint. Surviving are her children, Dale (Sandra) Miller of Towanda, Keith (Maggie) Miller of Mountain Lake, Jack (Annie) Miller of Stoney Fork, Neil Miller of Philadelphia and Donna (Raymond) Fries of Sebastion, Fla.; a son-in-law, Arthur Poole; 12 grandchildren; numerous great- grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a daughter, Phyllis Poole, sons Lee and Dana Miller, sisters Mary Conrad, Gladys Kingsley and Doris Kennedy and brother, Leon Carr. The Miller family expresses their deepest appreciation to Dr. Karen Saylor and the staff of the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital for the caring and compassionate care provided for Ethel. The funeral service will be held at noon Thursday, April 12, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. ,Towanda. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills. Contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Ethel's memory. Towanda Daily Review – April 7, 2012
CARR James Elwood - Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean we'll miss you until we meet again…James Elwood Carr, 57, of Rome Township, died on Tuesday morning, July 14, 2009 following a period of declining health. Jim, as he was known and will be remembered by his family and friends was born on Aug. 20, 1951 in Meshoppen, Pa., a son of Elwood J. and the late Betty BAKER Carr. Jim attended the LeRaysville Elementary School and the Northeast Bradford High School and recently enjoyed attending his 40th class reunion. Jim was a member of the Windham Fire Company Dept. 19. For many years he toured the countryside as a truck driver and was employed by Taylor Beef and Kaminski Logging. Jim was a devoted race fan of B.J. Bowen Racing where he had the title as "Supervisor." He loved to watch the Giants, enjoyed NASCAR and had a great love for John Deere tractors. Jim is survived by his father and step-mother Elwood J. and Janet Carr; daughters: Jamie Lyn Carr, Jessica Ann Carr; sisters and brothers-in-law: Barbara and Pastor Jeffrey Kistler, Wendy Ragab, Rosalie and Mark Cook; nieces and nephews: Michael (Heather) Kistler, Matthew (Stephanie) Kistler, Kareem Ragab, Ramy Ragab, Emily (Tad) Soden, Amy Cook, and Stephen Parks; grandson Zackary Aaron Carr and many friends. He was predeceased by his mother Betty Baker Carr in 1988; sister Marilyn Carr Parks in 1979. A time of remembering the special gift Jim was to all of us will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols with his brother-in-law, Pastor Jeffrey Kistler, officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Bradford County Memorial Park. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. Memories and condolences for Jim's family may be shared by visiting our Web site at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Windham Fire Dept. No. 19, c/o Mrs. Anna Bowen, RR 2, Box 63A, Rome, Pa., 18837 or the LeRaysville-Pike Vol. Fire Dept. c/o Mr. John Keegan P.O. Box 24 LeRaysville, Pa. 18829, in loving memory of James Elwood Carr. 15 July 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
ROBERT G. CARR, 60, of 29 Birch St., Johnson City, NY died Monday morning, April 3, 1989 at his home. Mr. Carr was born in Sayre, PA on January 14, 1929, the son of Clarence and Anna Ennis Carr. Mr. Carr is survived by his wife, Vivian Carr, Johnson City; one son, Robert M. Carr of Florida; one daughter and son-in-law, Debra and John Heenan of Apalachin; three grandchildren; a brother and two sisters-in-law, John and Janet Carr of Orlando, FL and Mrs. Rosealee Carr of Wysox, PA. He was predeceased by a brother, James in 1979. Mr. Carr was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church. He was a retired Tempco employee, Local 200-B Union and a veteran of the US Army. Mr. Carr was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1449. The funeral and committal service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Leon Pucedo Funeral Home, Inc., 1905 Watson Blvd., Endicott, NY with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Towanda. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mr. Carr can be made to the Hospice Unit, in care of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, 169 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY. –Towanda Daily Review
CARTER EARL K
Mr. Earl K. Carter, 78, of RR 1 Box 1678 Laceyville, PA, died Saturday morning, Dec. 9, 2000, at thome in West Auburn, PA after an illness. Born in West Auburn, on May 26, 1922, he was the son of the late Donald and Merle BAKER Carter. He graduated from the Laceyville High School, Class of 1940,. Mr. Carter was tragically preceded in death by his first wife, the former Janice WEAVER CARTER; a son, Kevin CARTER; and two daughters, Annette
CARTER, Miles and Sylvia CARTER
all passing away on Sept. 14, 1978. He was a member of the Proctor and Gamble Retirees Organization. He is survived by his second wife, Alberta BENNETT CARTER, to whom he had been married for 11 years; a granddaughter and her husband Carrie Lynn and Adam GOSIK of Epherta, PA; a brother and his wife, John and Virginia CARTER of Wyalusing; a sister and her husband, Betty and Glenn SQUIER of Rushboro, PA; a stepson and his wife, Dick and Nancy BENNETT of Camptown; a stepdaughter and her husband, Charlotte and Richard PLACE of Transue, PA; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral and committal services will be held on Tuesday, Dec 12, 2000, at 2 p.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, with the Rev. William NELSON of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Bradford Coutny Memorial Park. Family and friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the time of service. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial donations to the Laceyville Public Library, Main Street, Laceyville, PA 18623.
CARTWRIGHT –EDITH CARTWRIGHT HEATH, 81, wife of Edward C. Heath of 303 Pine St., Towanda, died Thursday, July 26, 1990, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born Nov. 8, 1908, in Middleburg, N.Y., she was a daughter of Edward and Pearl Cartwright. On Dec. 24, 1928 she married Edward C. Heath. In early years, Mrs. Heath was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda. She was a charter member of the Assembly of God Church in Towanda. Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Edward, at home; a granddaughter, Bonnie Heath and great-granddaughter Tammy Heath, both of Elmira; two brothers, George Cartwright of Weskill, N.Y.; Frank Cartwright of Schenectady, N.Y. She was preceded in death by a son, David J. Heath on July 6, 1986, and a daughter, Barbara E. Wandell on Dec. 25, 1989. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Thomas Geiger, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, officiating, assisted by Rev. Timothy Geiger. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday afternoon at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.
CASE - MARJORIE P. SMITH
Services for Mrs. Marjorie P. Smith, 47, of Burlington were held Aug. 8 at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, the Rev. William Barnes officiating. Interment was in Bradford County Memorial Park. Mrs. Smith died Aug 5, 1972 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was a member of the Burlington United Methodist Church and the Mayflower Grange of Luthers Mills. She had been a life-long resident of Burlington. Surviving are her husband, Merle; sons, Michael of Burlington and Mark of Watsontown; brother, Kenneth Case of Burlington; granddaughter, Marcella Jo Smith. (TGR, Thursday, August 10, 1972)
CASEMEN - Nelson Caseman, 88, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. A son of the late Floyd and Luetta (Brown) Caseman, Nelson was born on Oct. 24, 1919, in Shunk, Pa. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp and served with the 33rd Recon Squadron during WW II. Nelson received three Bronze Star Medals and saw action at the Battle of the Bulge. On Sept. 6, 1946, he married the former Adele Dowling at the Methodist Church in Towanda. Nelson and Adele lived on the family dairy farm in Springfield Twp. for over 60 years. In addition to operating the farm, Nelson was employed by PennDOT for several years. He was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Troy for over 60 years and a member of the Harrisburg American Legion Post 0945. Nelson was a wonderful story teller, always happy to share his experiences in life with the younger generations. He also enjoyed camping, hunting, caring for his beef cattle and taking trips to see elk in Benzett, Pa. Surviving are: his wife of 61 years, Adele, at home; two children, Elwin "Skip" and Leatrice "Cooke" Caseman of Columbia Cross Roads and Connie and Larry Forrest of Towanda; five grandchildren, John Caseman of Columbia Cross Roads, Tracey Young (Jeff Saxon), Ronda (Darin) Johnson, Jody (Tammy) Forrest and Kim (Jeremy) Robinson, all of Towanda; 10 great-grandchildren and four great great-grandchildren; sisters and a brother, Vera O'Brian of Cogan Station, Alice (Donald) Bown of Florida, Phyllis (Darwin) Higley and Richard (Eloise) Caseman, all of Shunk; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by: siblings, Helen (Willard) Brown, Harold (Emma) Caseman, Eva (James) Hoover; and a brother-in-law, Raymond O'Brian. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday evening, Feb. 29, at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, at the First Baptist Church in Troy. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., at the church with his pastor, Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Burial will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, his family requests memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Troy, 162 Canton St., Troy, Pa. 16947. - Published in the Towanda Daily Review on 2/28/2008.
CASSELBURY - COMFORT, Velicia Susan (Casselbury)
Age 41, was granted her angel wings on January 6, 2010 when she unexpectedly died at home, in the loving arms of her soul mate and husband, Steven and their precious daughter, McKenna. She was born to Gail (Casselbury) Farnham on January 4, 1969 in Sayre, PA, to whom she was not just a daughter, but also her best friend and confidant. Velicia graduated from Waverly High School in 1987 and was employed by J.A. Travers in Elmira for several years. John and Joan Travers have remained special family friends throughout the years. She most enjoyed her current job, working with the mentally and physically challenged at Martha Lloyd Community Services in Troy, PA, where she received several awards for her loving dedication to the clients during the past 7 ½ years. She is remembered by her co-workers for her fun-loving attitude and silly practical jokes. Velicia cherished her family and enjoyed spending time with them enjoying the outdoors and nature. They rode go-carts and took wildlife photos. She loved putting puzzles together with McKenna and was an avid reader. She is survived by her mother, Gail Farnham of Waverly, NY; husband, Steve; and daughter, McKenna of Gillett, PA; her brother, Raymond Casselbury, Jr. and his children, Allison Casselbury and Joshua Jones; Raymond's fiancée, Jenifer Poole and her son, Jason; two step-daughters and sons-in-law, Alyssa and Lucas Anthony of Waverly, Krista and Tim Baker of Millerton, PA; mother and father-in-law, Lynn and Grace Comfort of Corryton, TN. Velicia was especially proud to be called "Grandma" by her four grandchildren, Nehemiah, Loralye, Audrianna and Braydin. Other survivors include her best friend, Terri and Jim Mott of Gillett; special friends, Sherry Engel of Roaring Branch, PA, Deanna Leighton of Canton, PA, Joana Everly of Chemung, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lynda and Dan Homet, Sandra and Kendall Marine and Thomas Comfort; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Family and friends are invited to call from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2010, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Velicia's funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. with Pastor Rob Wuethrich of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA. Published in Star-Gazette on January 8, 2010
CASTLE –EDITH LEE COLE, 86, formerly of Litchfield, Athens and Sayre, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 6, 1998, at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township. Born July 13, 1911, in Boone, Watauga County, N.C. she was a daughter of the late Millard and Zora Moretz Castle. On Jan. 15, 1928, she married Stanley D. Cole in Trade, Johnson County, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley, on April 16, 1981. Surviving are her children and their spouses, Lester and Anne Cole of Decatur, Ala., Arthur and Marolyn Cole of Athens, Elwood Cole of Vestal, N.Y., Emma Jean and Edward Molyneaux of Vestal, N.Y., Willa and Bill Wilson of Waverly, N.Y., Alvin Jay and Karen Cole of Hamilton, Wingate, N.C., Roland and Lynda Cole of Owego, N.Y., Vernon and Cindy Cole of Sayre, and Sidney and Carolyn Cole of Candor, N.Y., daughters-in-law, Sandra Tinney of Waverly, N.Y. and Patricia Cole of Owego, N.Y.; 24 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters James Castle of Canton, Lola Stanbery of Canton, Ruby Conley of Elmira, N.Y. Mabel Avery of Grover, Shirley Metzger of Canton, Eva Govus of Elmira, Violet Jankowski of Elmira, Lela Smith of Canton, Edna Groover of Vero Beach, Fla., Alfred Castle of Canton, Millard Castle Jr. of Bainbridge, N.Y., and William Franklin Castle of Canton; sisters-in-law, Marion Castle of Oxford, N.Y. and Leola Castle of Canton; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by children; Rose Marie in 1949, Roberta in 1954 and James in 1978; and brothers, Robert Claude Castle in 1992; Arnold Castle in 1995; and Benjamin Castle in 1996. The funeral and committal service will be held Sunday, Jan. 10, 1998 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald Golden, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, Waverly, N.Y., officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review
CAZASSA Frank L. - Frank L. Cazassa, 75, of Towanda, Pa., died
Thursday, June 3, 2010 at home following an extended illness. He was born Oct. 3, 1934, in Union City, N.J., the son of the late Geobatta and Mary Molinari Cazassa. Frank was a police officer in Cliffside Park, N.J. before retiring in 1985 to move to Towanda, Pa. After coming to Pennsylvania, the couple owned and operated Quick Stop Country Store in Durell, Pa. On Nov. 18, 1956, Frank and Betty Ann Peterson married in Roswell, N.M. They recently celebrated 53 years of marriage. Frank enjoyed shooting sports for which he won many trophies, and collected many cars. He is predeceased his infant daughter Debra Lynn. Frank is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty, at home; three sons, Robert (Sharon) Cazassa of Closter, N.J., Richard Cazassa of Bergenfield, N.J., and Michael (Tricia Bennett) Cazassa of Towanda, Pa.; daughter, Mary Ann (Lee) Kressler of Towanda, Pa.; granddaughters, Michelle, Katie, Kylie, and Sierra Cazassa; grandsons, Richard Cazassa, and Christopher and Brian Kressler; great-granddaughters, Brianna and Peyton Rider, and Melanie and Ashley Larrabee. Friends and family may call from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 6, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 7, at the funeral home with the Rev. Sharon Lowery officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. . – Towanda Daily Review, June 4, 2010
RAYMOND A. CEASE, 93, of West South Ave., Canton, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1987 at the Bradford County Manor. Born Aug. 17, 1894 at Troy Township, Bradford County, he was a son of Lilley and Ruth Porter Cease. Mr. Cease was a former employee of the Belmar Manufacturing, Canton. He and his wife, the former Belva Ketchum, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last Aug. 22. Surviving besides his wife are nieces and nephews. The funeral and committal service will be held Friday, Jan 22, at 2 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister, officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m. Those wishing may direct memorial donations to the Canton Community Nursing Service in Mr. Cease’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
CELANI –AGNES MARY CELANI EDWARDS, 75, of 13947 Route 220, Towanda, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 at her home following declining health. Agnes was born at Trevose, Pa., on May 31, 1941, the daughter of Salvatore and Virginia Nagowski Celani. She was a graduate of Neshaminy High School in Langhorne, Pa. Agnes was employed as a certified nursing assistant at the Bradford County Manor for a number of years. She dedicated her life in caring for her family. Surviving are her children, Barbara A. Peterson and fiancé Larry Stone of Towanda Township, Donna L. Hunsinger and husband Randy of Towanda Township, Willard F. Edwards III and wife Tina of Burlington, Mary K. Cruz and husband Ramon of Towanda; grandchildren, Jessica Edwards, Stephanie S. James and husband Jose James, Robert M. Peterson Jr. and wife Jenna, Joshua Edwards, Ryan C. Peterson, Brandon F. Rivera Sr., Anthony M. Rivera and fiancée Angelica Torres, Sabrina M. Edwards; great-grandchildren, Jordan J. Garner, Mariya Garner, Alexis Garner, Brooklyn Bradshaw, Alydia M. Johnson, Jaydon L. Johnson, Brandon F. Rivera Jr., Marco E. Rivera, Gabriel C. Peterson Grayson Peterson; sisters, Mary Swenson of Bensalem, Pa., Barbara Desimone of Levittown, Pa., Joanne Celani of Canada; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and a special friend, Robert Peterson Sr. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Willard F. Edwards Jr. on Sept. 5, 2007; sisters, Virginia Devine, Patricia Trindle and Maria Kaufmann. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Thomas Blackall officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Burlington Township, Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review 2/16/2017