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Bradford County, Pennsylvania

 

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Bradford County Memorial Park, Burlington Township, Bradford County, PA
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WILLIAM E. “BILL” CHAAPEL, a longtime financier with Marine Midland Bank of Elmira, N.Y., and the First National Bank of Bradford County in Towanda, Pa., died following an illness on Sunday morning, Sept. 26, 2004, at the Robert Packer Hospital where he head been receiving care at the age of 79.  Born on July 26, 1925, Bill was the son of the late Harley and Nora Rogers Chaapel.  He served in the United States Air Corp during World War II, attended Davidson College while in the service and following the war he enrolled in Pierce Business School.  He loved working with the public and spent his life in finance, retiring as the executive vice-president of the First National Bank of Bradford County. In serving the Lord, he attended Southside Baptist Church where he was a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees.  He was a longtime member of the Accountants Association, a former member of the Lions Club in Canton, and active in the Towanda American Legion as a past-treasurer.  His many interests included fishing, coin collecting and playing golf.  He is survived by his loving family; a companion, friend and wife, Lorraine Whipple Chaapel of Southport, N.Y.; their daughters and son-in-law, Kay Chaapel of Camp Hill, Sue and Ken Wood, of Elmira Heights, N.Y.; grandson with whom he shared a special bond, Christopher Wood; his mother-in-law, Myra Whipple of Troy, Pa.; a sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Charles Jolley of Orlando, Fla.; brothers and sister-in-law, Robert Chaapel of LasCruces, N.M., and Ted and Lorraine Chaapel of Hemet, Ca.; Lorraine’s sisters with whom he was very close, Marcia (Jack) Randall of Canton, Norma (John) Percival of Dushore, Pa., and many nieces, nephews and cherished friends.  Family and friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30, at Caywood’s Funeral Home and Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, N.Y.  Funeral services will take place at Caywood’s on Friday morning at 11 a.m. with Bill’s longtime friend and co-worker, the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating.  Bill will be accorded full military honors in the gardens following the service, with his interment taking place at the family’s convenience in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorials may be directed to the Dialysis Unit of Guthrie Clinic, Sayre, in Bill’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

 

CHAFFEE –ALICE M. MOSHER, 87, of Troy RD 3 passed away Tuesday July 14, 1987 after an extended illness. Born September 19, 1899 in Warren Center, she was the daughter of Fred and Iona Canfield Chaffee. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Warren Center and a member of the ladies auxiliary of the United Methodist Church in Litchfield. Mrs. Mosher was a dedicated wife and mother. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur on September 16, 1986. Surviving are children, Alfred G. Mosher, Athens, Barthilda A. Rosenberger, Ulster, Willard B. Mosher, Valois, NY, Everald R. Mosher, Oklahoma City, OK, Iona Betty Mae Green, Towanda, William F. Mosher, Guthrie, OK, Mary L. Green, Jersey Shore, PA, Marzetta J. Trumbull, Waverly; 42 grandchildren; 75 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, George Chaffee of Warren Center; three sisters, Edith Barnes, Wysox, Beatrice Parks, Ulster and Christine Rowe, Binghamton. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens on Friday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral and committal service will be held there Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. –Towanda Daily Reviw

 

CHAFFEE –ETHEL CHAFFEE COWLES, 93, FORMERLY OF Rome and Orwell, died Monday, Jan. 6, 1992, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Born May 12, 1898, in Herrick Township, she was a daughter of the late L. E. “Link” and Sarah Titus Chaffee.  Ethel was a graduate of Orwell High School, Class of 1920, and of the Mansfield State Normal School in 1922.  She taught and substituted as a schoolteacher in both Pennsylvania and New York State schools for many years.  She also assisted her husband, J. Clifton Cowles, in the operation of their store in Orwell, J. P. Cowles’ and Sons, for many years.  She was preceded in death by her husband on Aug. 17, 1959.  Mrs. Cowles was a member of the Orwell Bible Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher for many years.  She was also a past matron of Rome Chapter No. 26 Order of Eastern Star and a former member of the Orwell Grange.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law; Jean and C. Renwick Lundy of Wysox RR 2; a son and daughter-in-law, John C. and Joan L. Cowles of Rome RR 3;  four grandsons, Renwick P. Lundy of Chambersburg, Pa., Donald E. Lundy of Wysox, Lyndon J. Lundy of Wysox and J. Christopher Cowles of Rome RR 3; three great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Rome Chapter No. 26, Order of Eastern Star, will hold a service Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  The funeral and committal will be held Thursday, Jan. 9, at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Stephen Park, pastor of the Orwell Bible Church, and Dr. Dale Linebaugh, president of the Practical Bible School, Binghamton, N.Y., officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Orwell Bible Church in care of: Cindy Russell, RR 1, Box 124, Rome, Pa. in Ethel Chaffee Cowles’ memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FLOYD CHAMBERLAIN
 Floyd "Bud" Chamberlain, 77, of Troy RR 3, PA, died Monday, November 9, 1992 at Troy Community Hospital. He was born in Armenia Township, Bradford County, son of Harry and Ethel Clark Chamberlain. Mr. Chamberlain was employed with the Earl Fry Motor Co. and then for over 30 years was employed with the McClure Motor Co. in Troy. His survivors include his wife of 52 years, Mary Rathbun Chamberlain; daughter, Sharel Crane of Troy RR 3; grandchildren, Terry Crane, Robin Crane and Cindy Crane; nine great-grandchildren; stepsister, Mrs. Donna Finnerty of Watertown, NY; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Charles and Geraldine Rathbun of Canton. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home on November 12 with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, November 19, 1992)

GEORGE CHAMBERLAIN
 George Chamberlain Sr. of Burlington, PA died Saturday, May 9, 1998, one day after his 88th birthday, at his home. George was born on May 8, 1910 in East Smithfield, PA, a son of the late Arthur and Margaret (Campbell) Chamberlain Sr. George lived in Burlington all his life.  He worked for the PA State Highway Department and the Bradford County Home, from which he retired. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and worked many years at election polls. George is survived by his children, Jean Campfield of Indianapolis, IN, George Chamberlain Jr. of Lowman, NY, Richard Chamberlain of Indianapolis, IN; Peg Chamberlain of Burlington, PA; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sister, Minnie Crandle of Troy, PA; brother, Art Chamberlain of Burlington, PA; several nieces, nephews and many friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Ada, in 1980; sisters, Lillian Larcom and Clara Hewitt; Warren "Conn" Chamberlain. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on May 11 with Pastor Lowell Patton officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Contributions in Mr. Chamberlain's name may be made to their favorite charity. (TGR, Thursday, May 14, 1998)

GEORGE E. CHAMBERLAIN JR., 64, of Burlington, and formerly of Lowman, N.Y., died on Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, at Tioga Nursing Facility in Waverly, N.Y.  He was born on Nov. 3, 1939, in Sayre, the son of the late George E. Chamberlain Sr. and Ada M. Wheeler Chamberlain. George was a member of Burlington United Methodist Church, VFW Post 6072 of Towanda, and he was an avid sports fan.  He retired in 1985 after 18 years of service as a foundry worker with Kennedy Valve in Elmira, N.Y.  George was also a veteran and served with the United States Army from 1958 until 1965.  He is survived by two sons, George e. (Carlotta) Chamberlain III, of Stockbridge, Ga., and Shawn (Melinda) Chamberlain of Athens; two daughters, Melissa (Mike) O’Connor of Monroeton, and Rachel (Gary) Tryon of Waverly; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Jean Campfield of Brownsburg, Ind., and Peg Chamberlain of Troy; and a nephew, Andy Fancher of Avon, Ind.  Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Dick Chamberlain.  There will be a viewing on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., 110 w. Main St., Troy, and again on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.  the service will be at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Reverend Lowell Patton officiating, followed by burial with military honors at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  –Towanda Daily Review.

CHAMBERLAIN Harriett Chamberlain Horutz, 76
02/08/2002 Towanda Daily Review
Harriett Chamberlain Horutz, 76, widow of Andrew Horutz Jr. of North Towanda, died Wednesday evening, Feb. 6, 2002, at her home. She was born Aug. 14, 1925, in Towanda, a daughter of the late Walter L. and Blanche Place Chamberlain.  Harriett was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda. She is survived by her three sisters, Sara Mascaranic of Towanda, Ellen (Robert) McGovern of Canton and Patrea (Rex) Allen of Williamsport; several nieces, nephews and cousins, including a special niece, Linda Eisner of Williamsport. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Horutz Jr., March 17, 1991; an infant daughter; her sister, Marjorie Milan; and three brothers, Donald, Walter L. and Joseph Chamberlain. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Wilbur Scranton, rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Williamsport, officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.

CHAMBERLAIN –HARRIETT HORUTZ, 76, widow of Andrew Horutz Jr. of North Towanda, died Wednesday evening, Feb. 6, 2002, at her home.  She was born Aug. 14, 1925, in Towanda, a daughter of the late Walter L. and Blanche Place Chamberlain.  Harriett was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda.  She is survived by her three sisters, Sara Marscaranic of Towanda, Ellen (Robert) McGovern of Canton and Patrea (Rex) Allen of Williamsport; several nieces, nephews and cousins, including a special niece, Linda Eisner of Williamsport.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Horutz Jr., March 17, 1991, an infant daughter; her sister, Marjorie Milan; and three brothers, Donald, Walter L. and Joseph Chamberlain.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Wilbur Scranton, rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Williamsport, officiating.  The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. –Towanda Daily Review.

CHAMBERLAIN, LaVerne (Pete) (SRGP 34694)
 Age 70, of DeLand, FL, formerly of Troy, Thursday, November 14, 1985, at home.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, PA, Sunday, from 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral there, Monday, at 11 am, the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating.  Burial, Bradford County Memorial Park.  He is survived by wife, Lillian; sons, Gale Chamberlain of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Terry and Tim Chamberlain, both of Elmira, NY; daughter, Mrs. Robert (Donna Lee) Bovier of Vestal, NY; stepdaughters, Katherine Young of Orlando, FL, Sherry Wrisley of Troy, PA, Ruby Welch of Liberty, PA; stepson, R. Wyatt Esaias of San Diego, CA; brothers, Olin Chamberlain of Covington, PA, Burdette Chamberlain of Lawrenceville, PA, and Glen Chamberlain of Elmira, NY; sisters, Lola Smith of Pine City, NY, and Nina Puryear of Mainesburg, PA; sister-in-law, Queenie Chamberlain of Sarasota, FL; 18 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.  He was a former owner of Chamberlain Electric Motor Company in Troy, PA, and a former dairy farmer.

Richard G. “Dick” CHAMBERLAIN, age 48, of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Burlington, PA died April 29, 1999.  He was born in Troy, PA on March 23, 1951, a son of the late George and Ada M. (Wheeler) Chamberlain Sr.  Dick was employed as an auto technician at Sears Automotive in Horseheads, NY and Orlando, FL.  When he relocated to Indianapolis; Dick worked at Penske Automotive.  He attended Mt. Olive United Methodist Church.  He was an avid NASCAR fan and was known as SuperBee to his CB friends.  Dick is survived by his brother, George E. Chamberlain of Lowman, NY; sisters, Jean M. Campfield of Indianapolis, IN, Peg S. Charmberlain of Burlington, PA; several nieces and nephews; close friends, Jim “Caveman” Craven of Canton, NY, Brent “Rhino” Fulda of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, I. Mary McDonald of Columbia Cross Rds., PA and Bob Weaver of Indianpolis, IN; numerous other friends.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on May 1 with the Rev. Lowell R. Patton, pastor of the Universalist Unitarian Church in Towanda, officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorials may be directed to the charity of one’s choice.  Troy Gazette Register

RICHARD D. ‘DICK’ CHAMBERLAIN, 48, of Indianapolis, Ind., formerly of Burlington, Pa., found peace and died on April 29, 1999.  He was born in Troy, on March 23, 1951, a son of the late George and Ada M. (Wheeler) Chamberlain Sr.  Dick was employed as an auto technician at Sears Automotive in Horseheads, N.Y., and Orlando, Fla.  When he relocated to Indianapolis.  Dick worked as an auto technician at Penske Automotive in Indianapolis.  He attended Mt. Olive United Methodist Church in Indianapolis.  Dick enjoyed fishing and hunting.  He was an avid fan of NASCAR racing and enjoyed “Garfield” and lasagna.  Dick was known as “SuperBee” to his CB friends.  Dick is survived by his brother, George E. Chamberlain Jr. of Lowman, N.Y.; sisters, Jean M. Campfield of Indianapolis and Peg S. Chamberlain of Burlington; several nieces and nephews; and close friends, Jim “Caveman” Craven of Caton, N.Y., Brent “Rhino” Fulda of Columbia Cross Roads, I. Mary McDonald of Columbia Cross Roads and Bob Weaver of Indianapolis; and numerous other friends.  Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, on Saturday, May 1, 1999, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Lowell R. Patton, pastor of the Universalist Unitarian Church, Towanda, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  Memorials may be directed to the charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review.

CHAMBERLAIN - Roger C. Chamberlain, 91, of Milan, Pa., diedSaturday, Jan. 17, 2009 at the Bradford County Manor, where he had resided for the past week. Born March 30, 1917 at the Old Peoples Hospital in Sayre, Pa., he was the son of the late Paul and Cora Rogers Chamberlain. He was a member of the Tioga Roadrunners and the Tom Jack Indians camping clubs. Roger owned and operated a dairy farm on the Chamberlain road in Milan, where he spent 91 years of his life. He was predeceased by a sister, Pauline McIntire. Surviving are: his wife of 54 years, Marie, at home; daughter Dorothy and Skip Norton of Athens, Pa.; nieces Carol, Connie and Barbara; and nephews John and Terry Hunsinger of Milan, Pa., Chris and Heather Hunsinger and their children, Adam, Brandon and Caleb, of Athens, Pa., Jason and Lori Hunsinger and their children, Josh and Courtney, of Milan, Pa., and Robert and Mary Rinehuls of N. Carolina. Family and friends may call Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral service will follow at noon with the Rev. James Donahoo of the Sayre Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made in Roger’s name to the Salvation Army, 314 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840, or to the charity of one’s choice. - Sayre Morning Times, January 19, 2009

WALTER L. ‘PETE’ CHAMBERLAIN, 62, Kurby St., Athens RD 2 died unexpectedly at his home on Monday, September 2, 1985.  Born September 23, 1922 in Towanda, he was the son of the late Walter L. and Blanche Place Chamberlain.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  On August 31, 1952, he married the former Ethel Dunham.  She survives him at home.  A resident of the Athens area for the past 34 years, he was employed in the section gang of the Erie Railroad for 25 years.  He retired in 1970 because of poor health.  Also surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Michael (Sarah) Maskarinec of Towanda, Mrs. Andrew (Harriet) Horutz of North Towanda, Mrs. Rex (Patricia Allen of Williamsport, Pa., Mrs. Robert (Ellen) McGovern of Canton and Mrs. Joseph (Marjorie) Milan of Philadelphia, Pa.; a brother, Donald of Towanda; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends may call at the Algeier and Blauvelt Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held there at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Albert Greene officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorials may be directed to the Dialysis Unit of the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. –Towanda Daily Review.

CHAMBERS - James Ronald Chambers, 78, of Athens died Monday, April 14, 2008. Born April 25, 1929 in Waverly, N.Y., the son of the late Sadie Catherine Shelly and James Bernard Chambers, he was the husband of the late Elizabeth Ann Flood. His sister Betty Homan predeceased James. James was a lifelong resident of the Valley; he graduated from Sayre High School in 1950. He was a United States veteran serving in both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force during World War II as a Staff Sergeant. He married Elizabeth Ann Flood, Aug. 23, 1958. He retired from I.B.M. Corporation in Owego, N.Y. with over 35 years of service; he was also a member of the I.B.M. Quarter Century Club. He attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Athens. He is survived by: his daughters, Sarah Catherine Brennan of Athens and Margaret Chambers of Sayre, Pa.; his grandchildren, Margaret Leigh Brennan and her husband John McGarrity of Hershey, Pa., Jennifer Lynn Brennan of Athens, Pa., Elizabeth Ann (William) Bahl-Moore of Williamsburg, Va., Casey Louise (Daniel) Williams of Litchfield, Pa., John Anthony Bahl II and fiancé Christy Walsh of Culpeper, Va.; and great grandson Nicholas Bahl-Moore. Also surviving James are a special aunt and uncle, Emma and Harold Robbins of Athens, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2008, at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., in Waverly, N.Y., with Rev. Vincent Langan. Friends are invited to call from noon until 2 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be at the convenience of the family at Bradford County Memorial Park in Towanda, Pa. Those wishing may direct memorial donations in James's name to the charity of their choice. - Towanda Daily Review, 16 April 2008

CHAMPNEY –SADIE M. TARR, 92, Canton, died Aug. 18, 1993 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.  She was born Oct. 21, 1900, in Union Township, Tioga County, a daughter of Peter and Etta Herman Champney.  Mrs. Tarr had been employed at the former Belmar Manufacturing Co., Canton, for 15 years and the Pennsylvania Leather Co., Troy, for 12 years.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Lucile) White, Canton RR1; three grandchildren, David White, Orlando, FL, Richard White, Canton and Wendy Lepper, Canton; three great-grandchildren, Anthony and Kyle White and Jessy Lepper; one step-great-granddaughter, Jody Avants; two nieces; one nephew; and numerous cousins.  She was predeceased by her husband, George E. Tarr, on Jan. 20, 1984; a daughter, Beatrice Crandall and three grandchildren on Jan. 6, 1957; and a sister, Mrs. Jennie Freeman.  Funeral services were Aug. 21 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home with the rev. Duane Taylor pastor of the N. Union Christian Church officiating.  Interment was in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.  Memorial donations may be made to the Canton Fire Department or the Canton Ambulance Association. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

CHARLES H. ‘SHOTGUN’ CHAPMAN SR., 83 who lived in the Valley most of his life died Sunday, July 8, 2001 at the Tioga Nursing Facility, Waverly.  He was born in Burlington Township, Aug. 18, 1917 the son of Ernest and Maude Rogers Chapman.  He was employed by Southside Kennedy Valve in Elmira, N.Y. for 10 years and by General Electric’s Elmira Foundry for 23 years until his retirement.  He loved being with his family, they gave him much joy.  He was a member of the Sons of Italy Roma Madre Lodge and the Loyal Order of the Moose 1490 of Waverly.  He was predeceased by his brothers and sisters, Addie, Beatrice, Clyde, Arthur, Lucille and Sterling.  He was formerly married to Lola Jean Chapman Bouse and is survived by his children and their spouses, Sherry L. Chapman Storer of Waverly, N.Y., Charles H. Chapman Jr. of Athens; his four grandchildren, Kelly Jo “Buckshot” Chapman of Waverly, N.Y., Joel Storer of Waverly, N.Y., Christopher Storer of Boston; Michelle “Little Buddy” Storer of Waverly, N.Y.; his special friend, Helen Smith and several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorial donations may be made to Greater Valley Medical Emergency Services, 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, PA.  –Towanda Daily Review

CHAPMAN - Claude E. Chapman Jr., 80, of Waverly, died on Friday, March 14, 2008 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was the loving husband of Elizabeth “Betty” (Sayman) Chapman. The couple married on June 12, 1948. Claude was born on Oct. 21, 1927 in Springfield, Bradford County. He was the son of the late Claude E. and Hazel P. (Chilson) Chapman Sr. Claude was a U.S. Army veteran; he served two tours in Europe after World War II. Claude was owner and operator of the Wellsburg Gulf Station in Wellsburg and later owned and operated Jr.’s Place in Athens. He was a member and past commander of the VFW Post 384 in New Albany, was a member of the American Legion Post 246 in Athens, was a member of the New Albany Volunteer Fire Department and was an associate member of the Wellsburg Volunteer Fire Department. Claude attended Sayre Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He was an avid fisherman, hunter, loved stock car racing and NASCAR, traveled throughout the country and Canada in a motor home with his family and, in his younger days, used to box in golden glove tournaments. To Claude family was the most important. His family includes: his wife, Betty of Waverly; his son, Dennis (Cheryl) Chapman of Erin, N.Y.; his daughter, Wendy (Sam) Keely of Waverly; his grandchildren, Jerime Chapman, Shannon Chapman, Joshua Chapman, Adam Keely, Douglas Jones and Alexander Huff; his brother, Frank (Hattie) Chapman of Elmira; his sister, Lola Jean Chapman Bouse of Sayre; and seven nieces and nephews. Claude was preceded in death by: his parents; his grandson, Matthew Keely; his brother, Albert Chapman; and his two brothers-in-law, George Bouse and Charles Chapman. Family and friends are welcome to call from 2 to 5 p.m. and again from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, March 16 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg. The funeral service to honor Claude’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 17 at the funeral home with Rev. James Donahoo officiating. Burial will follow the service in Bradford County Memorial Park with military rites given by the Valley Color Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848. - Sayre Morning Times, 14 Mar 2008

EDWARD J. CHAPMAN, 61, of Gillett RD 1, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 1989, at home.  Mr. Chapman was born Aug. 30, 1927, in Canton.  He was a former conductor on the Pennsylvania Railroad; a carpenter for many years, and a life-time member of the Canton Fire Department.  Surviving are: his wife of 38 years, Irma Mason Chapman; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Randy Morgan of Troy RD 1, Linda and Keith Gleason of Troy, Sheila and Charles Zurn of Vine Grove, KY and Connie and Delbert Knapp of Groveland, NY; a son, Dennis Chapman, at home; 10 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a son Douglas Chapman in 1959; a daughter, June Chapman, in 1965 and a sister, Eleanor Rhone in 1985.  The funeral service was held Tuesday at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. George Herrick officiating.  Burial was in Bradford County Memorial Park.

CHAPMAN Karen A. HUNTINGTON, 41, OF Gillett, PA died Wednesday, August 9, 2000 at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia after an extended illness.  Born December 9, 1958 in Sayre, PA she was the daughter of Max and Gladys Parmenter Chapman.  She was a graduate of SRU High school in East Smithfield, PA and the Elmira Business Institute in Elmira, NY.  She worked for Dr. Stanton in Troy, PA.  She was a member of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church and did volunteer work for several community organizations.  She is survived by her daughter, Katie, at home; her parents, Columbia Cross Roads, PA; her brothers, Tom, Joshua, Terrell, Shawn and Richard Chapman, all of Columbia Cross Roads; her sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Dave Turner of Troy, PA; her sisters, Schwana Chapman and Shanear Chapman, both of Columbia Cross Roads; a special friend, Ken Montgomery, Ulster, PA; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  She was predeceased by a sister, Robin Chapman; her maternal grandparents, Bert and Florence Parmenter; her paternal grandmother, Jane Hurd; and two uncles, LaVerne Parmenter and Arthur Chapman Sr.  Funeral services were held August 12 at the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church with the rev. Eric Ferguson officiating and burial to be in Bradford County memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Arrangements were in charge of the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens.

MAX R. CHAPMAN
 Max R. Chapman, 61, of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2, PA, died Tuesday, February 20 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. He was born June 10, 1939 in Elmira, NY, a son of Arthur and Jane Brainard Chapman. He attended Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church.  He was formerly employed as a mechanic with Croft Ford for 20 years and was currently employed with Coldiron Fuel as a truck driver. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Gladys, at home; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Melissa Chapman of Gillett, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Dave Turner of Troy; his children, Joshua M., Schwana, Richard, Shawn, Terrell and Shanear Chapman, all at home; eight grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Phil Palmer of Troy, PA and Esther and Ed Fletschinger of Holladay, TN; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Joseph and Kathy Chapman of Towanda, PA and David and Michelle Hurd of Madison, OH; special sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jeanette Parmenter of Columbia Cross Roads and Mary and Ken Beauman of Bentley Creek; a special aunt, Lola Bouse of Athens, PA; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, daughters, Robin Christine Chapman in 1955 and Karen Chapman in 2000; and a brother, Arthur Chapman in 1980. Funeral services were held January 24 at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens with the Rev. Harry Benninger, pastor of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

STERLING E. ‘STUB’ CHAPMAN, 65, of Gillett RD 3 passed away Thursday July 30, 1987 at his home. He was born in Monroeton on November 29, 1921, the son of Ernest and Maude Rogers Chapman. He was a resident of South Waverly most of his life. He served in the US Army during WWII. He was a former member of the Athens American Legion Post #246. He is survived by one brother, Charles H. Chapman, Sr. of Gillett; several nieces and nephews and a close friend, Bette Raab of South Waverly. There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be held at the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills at 3 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Wilmot Mather, pastor of the Athens United Methodist Church officiating. –Towanda Daily Review

CLIFFORD LOUIE CLARK, 81, of North Towanda Township, Towanda RD 1 died early Friday morning June 26, 1987 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital , Towanda. Born May 24, 1906 in Alexandria, South Dakota, he was the son of the late Edson Harrison and Maud Elizabeth Means Clark. Mr. Clark was a graduate of Ipswich (S.D.) High School, attended Aberdeen Business College and taught in rural schools in South Dakota for several years. On Aug. 29, 1929 he married the former Hazel Fessenden and in 1986 they celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary. Mr. Clark was employed by the Jewel Tea Co. of Barrington, Ill. For 15 years in sales and personnel. Following his retirement in 1956, Mr. and Mrs. Clark moved to North Towanda from Pittsburgh and purchased the Crystal Springs Motel and Restaurant, a successful business they operated until 1975. Clifford was well known throughout the area and easily acquired friends with his kindness and outgoing personality. In his leisure time he enjoyed a lifelong hobby of maintaining and collecting cars and engines. He also enjoyed Gospel quartet singing and sang with a group of friends. He was an active member of the Towanda First United Methodist Church where he taught the men’s Bible class for 20 years and sang bass in the choir. Surviving are his wife, Hazel Fessenden Clark at home; two daughters and sons0in-law: Joy and Clyfton Bourne, Towanda RD 1, Myrna and Richard Southard, Shortsville, N.Y.; three granddaughters; Mrs. David (Wendy) Hughes, Hudson, Mass.; Mrs. J. Elizabeth Taylor, Endicott, N.Y.; Elaine Joy Southard Shortsville, N.Y.; six grandsons: Richard Southard II, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Clyfton Bourne Jr., Mesa, Ariz.; Scott Southard, Beverly, Mass.; Clark Bourne, Haverhill, Mass.; Steven Southard, Canadagua, N.Y. and Thomas Bourne, Towanda; seven great-grandchildren; three nieces and two nephews. The funeral service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Towanda with his pastor the Rev. William H. Wassell officiating. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. There will be no calling hours. The family will provide their own flowers and request that donations in Mr. Clark’s memory be directed to the Men’s Bible Class, First United Methodist Church, Main St., Towanda, Pa. in care of Esther Trowbridge, secretary. –Towanda Daily Review

 

CLARK Sheldon A. Clark Jr.

85, of Towanda, Pa., died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Sheldon was born on June 3, 1927, in Mount Vernon, N.Y., the son of Sheldon A. Clark Sr. and Audrey H. Smith Clark. He attended Wysox Elementary School and was a graduate of Towanda High School. Sheldon was a graduate of Santa Monica, Calif. City College class of 1954 and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska class of 1961. He served in the U.S. Merchant Marines and the U.S. Army in Germany and Korea. Sheldon was employed in various maritime industry related occupations as Merchant Seaman, Export Traffic Management and United Seamen's Service Port Director until joining U.S. Civil Service in 1964. He returned to live in Towanda following his retirement from the U.S. Customs Service in New York City in 1985 but continued his lifelong interest in traveling.  His survivors include his cousins and their families; Scott Wickwire of Wysox and Constance Clark Howard of Johnson City, Tenn.  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.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa.   Towanda Daily Review – February 5, 2013

 

CHASE  –RUTH FRANCES CHASE FINCH, 93, of Greens Landing, Pa., died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, at her home in Greens Landing.  Ruth was born in Overton Township, Pa. on March 24, 1912, the eldest of seven children of the late Fred Kirby and Emma Sophia Shaffer Chase.  She was a graduate of New Albany High School Class of 1931.  On Sept. 11, 1931, is Ashland, N.Y., she married Arthur Willis Finch, son of Walter Philo and Georgianna Grace Emery Finch of New Albany.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur W. Finch, on March 17, 1974.  Ruth was employed by the Eclipse in Elmira, N.Y., during World War II and worked with her husband on the family farm at Ghent.  She was formerly employed by the W.T. Grant Store and by Sylvania Electric in Towanda.  In 1963, Ruth and her husband, Arthur purchased a field on the corner of Wolcott Hollow Road and Route 220 in Greens Landing to develop a mobile home court for 100 homes, named Crest View Court.  Ruth was a past president of the Bradford County Council of Republican Women; a member of the Diahoga Grange, East Athens and a charter member of the North Rome Wesleyan Church.  Surviving are her children, two daughters and sons-in-law, Myrna Ruth and Ellery Maurice Horton of Arizona and Marjory Lois and Clair Leslie Horton of Greens Landing; a son and daughter-in-law, Walter Frederick and Linda Louisa Byrnes Finch of Orwell; a special daughter-in-law, Phyllis Huddleson Finch and Duane Chapman of Greens Landing; special friends Jim and Linda Leone of LeRaysville; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Florence Ivy Chase Glidewell of Dushore; sisters-in-law, Janice Decker Chase of New Albany and Louise Jordon and her husband, Sonny, of Zephyrhills, Fla.; and her former brother-in-law, Vernon Bacorn of Overton.  In addition to her parents and husband, Ruth was predeceased by brothers, Ralph, Carl, Claude and Earl; a sister, Marjorie Chase Bacorn; sisters-in-law, Cleone Easterbook Chase, Mary Cavanaro Chase and Eva Belli Chase; her former sister-in-law, Ellen Northrup Chase; and a brother-in-law, Donald Glidewell.  In honoring Ruth’s request, there are no calling hours.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with Assistant Pastor Lloyd Vaughn of the Independent Baptist Church, Towanda officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will provide its own flowers and requests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Chase Family Memorial Fund at the Bradford County Manor, RR 3, Box 322, Troy, Pa. or to the North Rome Christian School, attention: Ruth Chase Finch Memorial fund, RR 1, Box 186, Ulster, Pa. in her memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

CHASE  William F-Troy, May 22- aged 43, of Gillett died this Monday morning. He is survived by his wife, Nellie Ward Chase; a son, John Burleigh Chase and a daughter, Myrna Chase, both of home; his mother, Mrs. Evelyn Chase and a brother, Merle Chase, both of Austinville. The body is at the Soper and Vickery Funeral Home where services will be held Thursday afternoon. Rev. Charles Root will officiate with interment in Bradford County Memorial Park.

CHARLES F. CHILSON, 81, of Hatch Hill, New Albany RD 2, died Sunday at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, following a heart attack.  He was born Jan. 17, 1910, in Albany Township, son of the late John W. and Ruth Bunker Chilson.  He was a life-time resident of the New Albany area and was a veteran of World War II, having served with the Army Air Force as a staff sergeant.  He was a mechanic with the 33rd Fighter Group, 58th Fighter Squadron, and his battles and campaigns were in Naples-Foggia, French Morocco, Sicily, Tunisia, China, India and Burma.  His decorations and citations were the Presidential Unit Citation, E.A.M.E., with four battle stars, Asiatic Pacific Campaign and the American Defense Ribbon with two battle stars.  He was a graduate of New Albany High School, Class of 1929, and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Crash Memorial No. 37, Towanda.  He was an active sportsman and had been quite a lover of motorcycles and had been a member of the Twin rivers Motorcycle Club of Bradford County.  He was employed by State Aggregates in Towanda until his retirement at age 62 and was also a farmer most of his lifetime.  On Feb. 9, 1991, he and his wife, Meta Bendt Chilson, would have celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary.  He was predeceased by a brother, Gerald Chilson, formerly of Mildred, in January 1981.  Surviving are his wife, Meta Bendt Chilson, at home: a daughter, Patricia C. Hochberg of Dushore; one sister, Mrs. Naomi McCarty of Scio, N.Y.; two brothers, Laverne Bordwell of Kutztown, Pa., and Bernard L. Bordwell of North Towanda; several nieces and nephews.  The funeral service will be held P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, with the Rev. Robert W. Martin, pastor of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ of Overton, officiating.  Burial will be Bradford County Memorial Park at Luthers Mills.  Friends may call at McHenry’s in Dushore on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  A military funeral service will be conducted at the Bradford County Memorial Park by members of several local veterans organizations.  The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the New Albany Volunteer Fire Company in Mr. Chilson’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

CLYDE CHILSON SR., 67, of Mercur, Wysox RR2, died Thursday evening, June 24, 1993, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Born August 28, 1925, in Endicott, N.Y., he was a son of the late Albert and Minnie Mae Benjamin Chilson.  Clyde attended the Towanda Schools and was a veteran of WW II, having served in the U.S. Army’s company H 109th Infantry Regiment 25th Division in Normandy, France and the Rhineland.  He also served as a prisoner of war in Germany for six months.  He was formerly employed by Coolbaugh’s Garage in N. Towanda and Sam Williams’ Garage in LeRaysville for many years.  He later owned and operated Clyde Chilson’s Auto Body Shop in Mercur for many years before his retirement.  He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, enjoyed hunting, fishing and music and was a talented musician.  He is survived by: six daughters, Patricia Shedden of Ulster, Connie Babcock of Sylvara, Pa., Sandra Vanderpool of Towanda, Gloria Sites of Towanda, Theresa Rinebold of Sayre, and Eloise “Wink” Chilson of Wysox; two sons, Clyde Chilson Jr. of Durrell, Pa., and Thomas Chilson of Lake Wesauking; two sisters, Minnie Chilson of Liberty Corners and Anna Sosenko of Montrose, Pa.; a sister and brother-in-law, Mamie and Fred Bennett of Monroeton RR 1; his loving friend, Julia Brown of Wysox RR 2; several sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by: his wife, Virginia H. Bailey Chilson, on March 14, 1993; a son Leonard Chilson; and several brothers and sisters.  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 Tuesday, June 29, 1993, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. David C. Wilkerson 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 suggests that memorials may be directed to the Wysox Volunteer Emergency Medical Service, Box 302, Wysox, Pa. in Clyde Chilson Sr.’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

CHILSON –ISABELLE MAY CHILSON SITES, 56, of Towanda RD 1, North Towanda Township, died Tuesday evening, Dec. 12, 1989 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Dec. 30, 1932 in Towanda, she was a daughter of Raymond and Cecil Hainesworth Chilson.  Her main interests in life were in her home and family.  She was a member of Towanda American Legion Post Auxiliary and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge, Towanda.  Mrs. Sites was an avid bowler and also enjoyed attending Bingo in the area.  She is survived by her husband, Frederick C. Sites; two daughters: Mrs. Ronald (Margaret) Hubert Sr., of Summerfield, Fla. and Mrs. Richard (Patricia) Ackley of North Towanda; five sons; Charles M. Sites of Belleview, Fla., Paul r. Sites of Monroeton RD 1, Ricky Sites of Ocklawaha, Fla., Edward W. Sites and Ear F. Sites, both of Summerfield, Fla.; 19 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Rufus (Amanda) Hoyt of Cayuga, N.Y.; three brothers; Joseph Chilson of Mercur, James Chilson Sr. of Athens and Charles Chilson of Towanda; a sister-in-law, Eunice Ann Heath of Monroeton; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by three brothers; Kenneth, Donald and Robert Chilson; two sisters; Charlotte Drislane and Margaret Zenewicz.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Darris M. Hauser, pastor of the Independent Baptist Church, Towanda, officiating.  The family will receive friends Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.

JAMES L. CHILSON SR., 74, of 500 N. Elmira St., Sayre, died at home, Saturday, July 10, 1999, following an extended illness.  Born May 24, 1925, in Towanda, he is the son of Raymond and Cecil Hainesworth Chilson.  He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Anna Mae Chilson, at home.  Also surviving are his sons and daughters-in-law, William Sr. and Hazel Chilson of Ulster, Pa.; Donald and Wilma Chilson of Sayre, Pa.; Paul and Beverly Chilson of Monroeton, Pa.; Michael and Linda Chilson of Watkins Glen, N.Y.; a son, Harold Chilson of New Braunfels, Texas; his daughter and son-in-law, Anna Mae and Dale Ellis of Summerfield, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Chilson of Athens, Pa.; 16 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; brothers, Charles Chilson of Towanda, Pa., and Joseph Chilson of Towanda, Pa.; a sister, Amanda Hoyt of Watkins Glen, N.Y.; nieces and nephews.  He is predeceased by two sons and a baby, James Chilson Jr., June 19, 1998, David Chilson and Baby Chilson.  Friends and family may call Tuesday at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa., from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. with the funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. with Lt. Leonard Wacenske, pastor of the Salvation Army Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  Memorial Donations may be made to the Bradford County Unit of the American Cancer Society, E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

MAX D. CHILSON, SR., 52, of 84 S. Center St., Canton, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 1983, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Mr. Chilson was born Sept. 15, 1931, in Canton, a son of D. Harry and Anna Mayo Chilson.  Max was employed as a truck driver at the Smith’s Truck Lines, Muncy, for the past 12 years.  Prior to that he was employed at the McClure Motor Co. in Troy.  He was a member of the Red Run Rod and Gun Club in Ralston.  Surviving are his wife, the former Barbara Hamm, to whom he was married 23 years on Feb. 6, 1983; three daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Yaggie, of Anchorage, Alaska, Mrs. Richard (Kathy) May, of Elmira Heights, N.Y., and Miss Joan Chilson at home; three sons, Sr. Alman David Chilson of Elmendor Air Force Base in Alaska, Max D. Chilson Jr. and Jerry Chilson, at home; four grandchildren; one brother, Paul Chilson of Arnot, Pa., and a sister Mrs. Charles (Doris) Porter of Canton RD 2.  Also surviving are aunts, uncles, nieces, nephew and cousins.    Funeral services at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating, Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Friends may call at the funeral home tonight from 7 until 9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review.

MINNIE MAY CHILSON, 71, of Towanda RR 4, Monroe Township, died early Monday morning, Feb. 6, 1995, at the Towanda Memorial Hospital.  Born May 21, 1923 on Mercur Hill, Wysox Township, she was a daughter of the late Albert L. and Minnie Benjamin Chilson.  In earlier years Minnie was employed by Crystal springs Motel and later was employed as a custodian at the Towanda High School for 10 years.  Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Eleanor May and Llewellyn Brown of Gillett and Linda Jean and Ted Williams of Canton RR 2; two sons and daughters-in-law, William Leonard and Linda Chilson of Highland, N.Y., and David Allen and Cathy Chilson Sr. of Canton; 19 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Mamie and Fred Bennett of Monroeton RR 1; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Chilson, in 1986, and three brothers, Leonard A. Chilson, Clyde Chilson and Joe Platt.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m.  Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. David Wilkerson, pastor of the Church on the Hill in Milan, officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  –Towanda Daily Review.

CLARK Eleanor Pauline - Eleanor Pauline Isbell, 76, of the Sullivan Terrace, Dushore, Pa., formerly of Rome RR1, Pa., died
Friday morning, June 25, 2010 at the Highlands Care Center in LaPorte, Pa. Eleanor was born Dec. 18, 1933, in Sayre, Pa. On March 15, 1958, she married Alfred F. Isbell in Nichols, N.Y. In earlier years she was employed by Herman Rynveld Sons, Joyce Manufacturing in Sayre, the Endicott-Johnson Company in Mildred, Pa., and the Standing Stone Dress Company. Eleanor's life encompassed her home and family. She enjoyed music and crocheting. Surviving are: her husband, Alfred F. Isbell at home; daughters, Mary Saxer and her fiance' Joseph Lane, of Dushore, Pa., Carolyn Vanderpool and her husband, Dale of Towanda, Pa., Marilyn Minnier and her husband, Arthur of Dushore, Pa., Wendy Cass and her husband, Randy of Grottoes, Va.; sons, Robert Kasson and his wife, Sharon of Lockwood, N.Y., David Kasson and his wife, Debra of Lockwood, N.Y.; brother, Reese Clark and his wife, Vivian of Madson, Ohio; sister, Ellen Platt and her husband, Theodore of Painesville, Ohio; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a son, Leslie William Isbell on May 30, 1992; and her mother, Wilma Louise Bristol Clark. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 28, at the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa., with the Rev. Sandy Brant, pastor of the Ulster United Methodist Church, officiating. There are no calling hours. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society , Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701-3945 in Eleanor P. Isbell's memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. - Towanda Daily Review, June 26, 2010

ERNEST E. CLARK
 Ernest E. Clark, 70, lifetime resident of Granville Center, PA, died Wednesday, February 28, 2001. He was born on September 13, 1930 at his family's farm in Granville Township, a son of the late Leon and Jenny Mae (Morse) Clark. Ernie attended the Granville School.  He married the former Pauline Pepper on June 1, 1949 at Rancy Morse's (her grandfather) home in Leroy. He owned and operated the family dairy farm.  He was also employed by several area businesses for many years.  After retiring, Ernie enjoyed driving for Pelton Trucking in Monroeton. Surviving him is his wife of 51 years, Pauline, at home; sons and a daughter-in-law, Steven E. and Marcy Clark of Vero Beach, FL, Wayne E. Clark of Granville Center, PA; daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Paul Bryington of Gillett, PA and Wendy and Al Cron of Towanda, PA; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; aunt, Virginia Morse of Canton; uncle Russell Morse of Pine Valley, NY; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; many nieces, nephews and cousins; special friend, Garry Kilbourn of Granville Center. It was the wish of Mr. Clark that services were private.  Interment was to be held in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Arrangements were by the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Granville Church of Christ, c/o RR 1, Granville Center, PA 16926 in Mr. Clark's memory. (TGR, Thursday, March 28, 2001)

ERNEST E. CLARK, 70, lifetime resident of Granville Center, died February 28, 2001.  Born on September 13, 1930, at his family’s farm in Granville Township, he was a son of the late Leon and Jenny Mae (Morse) Clark.  He attended the Granville School and married the former Pauline Pepper on June 1, 1949 at Rancy Morse’s (her grandfather) home in Leroy.  Mr. Clark was his own man; a take charge, outspoken type whose quick wit could bring a smile to anyone.  His family and many friends knew that underneath his sometimes gruff exterior there beat a good and kind heart, always ready and willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.  In earlier years he owned and operated the family dairy farm.  He was also employed by several area businesses for many years.  After retiring he enjoyed driving for Pelton Trucking in Monroeton.  Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Pauline, at home; sons and a daughter-in-law, Steven E. and Marcy Clark, Vero Beach, FL; Wayne E. Clark, Granville Center; daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Paul Bryington, Gillett; Wendy and Al Cron, Towanda; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; aunt, Virginia Morse; Canton; uncles, Russell Morse, Pine Valley, NY; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law June Pepper, Interlachen, FL; Kathy Lepper, Canton; Paul and Shirley Pepper, Canton; Jeanette and Bill May, LeRoy; Paddy and Colie Sherman, LeRoy; roger and Arla Pepper, LeRoy; many nieces, nephews & cousins & special friend Garry Kilbourn, Granville Center.  Private funeral services were held.  Interment was in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.  The family suggest that those who wish may direct memorial contributions to the Granville Center Church of Christ, c/o RR1 Granville Summit, PA in his memory.  Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

ROBERT I. CLARK, 75, OF 100 Pratt Ave., Towanda, died Tuesday, June 22, 1999, at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Born April 15, 1924 in Camptown, Pa., he was a son of the late Robert B. and Hazel Bell Wood Clark.  Robert was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for many years until his retirement in 1986.  He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, Beirne-Webster Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1568, Towanda and the Franklin Fire Company.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Bradley McClure of East Troy; a daughter, Crystal Clark Tomas of Ventura, Calif.; grandchildren, Larry Goodwin, David Goodwin, Linda McNew, John McClure, Kirk Thomas and Calvin Thomas: great-grandson, Alex Liles; three step-great-grandsons, Jeffery and Johnathan McNew and Andrew McNew Jr.; three brothers, Fred Clark of Tunkhannock, Leigh Clark of Elmira, N.Y. and Florida, Raymond Clark of Sayre; three sisters, Freda Luce of Elmira, N.Y., Marie Bowen of Nashville, Tenn.  Alice Bock of Maryland; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Laura McNeal Clark, on April 15, 1998, and a brother, Harold Clark.  The funeral service will be held Friday, June 25, 1999, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Thomas Geiger, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa., with Towanda Area Veterans according full military honors.  The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

Robert I. CLARK, 75, of Towanda, PA died Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Born April 15, 1924 in Camptown, PA he was a son of the late Robert B. and Hazel Bell Wood Clark.  Robert was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for many years until his retirement in 1986.  He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, Beirner-Webster Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1568, Towanda and the Franklin Fire Company.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Bradley McClure of East Troy, PA; a daughter, Crystal Clark Thomas of Ventura, CA; six grandchildren and one great-grandson; three step-great-grandsons; brothers, Fred Clark of Tunkhannock, PA, Leigh Clark of Elmira, NY and FL, Raymond Clark of Sayre, PA; sisters, Freda Luce of Elmira, NY, Marie Bowen of Nashville, TN and Alice Bock of MD; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura McNeal Clark, on April 15, 1998 and a brother, Harold Clark,.  Funeral services were held June 25 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. Thomas Geiger, pastor of the assembly of God Church, Towanda, officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills, Towanda Area Veterans will accord full military honors at the interment  TGR

CLARK, KENNETH W.  Services for Kenneth W. Clark, 65, Columbia Cross Roads, were held Feb. 17 at Vickery Funeral Home with Rev. Edwin Green officiating.  Burial was in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Mr. Clark died Feb. 15, 1984 at Arnot Ogden Hospital.  He was born Nov. 23, 1918 in Columbia Twp., Bradford Co., son of Herman and Margaret Wightman Clark.  He was a retired farmer and member of Columbia Grange.  He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Margaret LaMont Clark; daughters and sons-in-law, Ralph & Shirley Leonard of Ithaca, Clair & Lois Bradley Sr. of Mansfield and Larry & Doris Patterson of Roseville; sons and daughters-in-law, Basil & Melanie Clark and Milton Keith & Linda Clark, all of Columbia Cross Roads; sisters, Mrs. Florence Smith of Canton; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond & Laura Clark, Columbia Cross Roads; 13 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. (TGR Feb. 23, 1984)

KENNETH W. CLARK
Kenneth W. Clark, 65, of RD 3, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. Died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1984 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira, N.Y. Born Nov. 23, 1918 in Columbia Township, Bradford County, Pa., he was the son of Herman and Margaret Wightman Clark. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Columbia Grange. Surviving are: his wife of 42 years, Margaret LaMont Clark; daughters and sons-in-law, Ralph and Shirley Leonard of Ithaca, N.Y., Clair and Lois Bradley, Sr. of Mansfield and Larry and Doris Patterson of Roseville; sons and daughters-in-law, Basil and Melanie Clark of Columbia Cross Roads and Milton (Keith) and Linda Clark of Columbia Cross Roads; one sister, Florence Smith of Canton; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Laura Clark of Columbia Cross Roads; 13 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends were invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Thursday, Feb 15, 1964 from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral was held there Friday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. with The Rev. Edwin Green officiating. Burial was in Bradford Co. Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.

CLEVELAND  –EVA CLEVELAND ROOT, 102, (SRGP 79018) widow of Carl R. Root, of RR2, Towanda, died Monday morning, May 19,2003 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born July 31, 1900, in Mansfield, Pa., she was a daughter of Elmer and Della Watkins Cleveland.  In earlier years, Eva was employed by the Montrose Printing Press Co.  She was a former member of the Independent Baptist Church, in Towanda.  Eva’s main interest in life surrounded her home and family.  Surviving are; her children and their spouses, Leonard Root, of Arkport, N.Y., Carole and Bill McCatharn, of Towanda RR2, Lawrence Root, of Buffalo, N.Y., Norma and Lynn Pearson, of Midland, TX, Robert and Reta Root, of Towanda RR4; daughter-in-law, Carmela Root, of East Canton; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by; her husband, Carl R. Root, in 1954, three sons, Ivan, Roger, and William Root, and a daughter, Evelyn Wood.  A memorial service will be held Friday, May 23, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the First Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service on Friday morning at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. in Eva Cleveland Root’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

CLEVELAND Gladys THOMAS, (SRGP 85224) age 85, of Mansfield Village, Mansfild, PA died Tuesday, Jun 16, 1998 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.  She was born March 17, 1913 in Mansfield, PA, a daughter of Spencer A. and Florence (Canfield) Cleveland.  Mrs. Thomas was the widow of Joseph J. Thomas Jr. who died in 1979.  She worked at C & K Laundry in Elmira, NY for 34 years and at Martha Lloyd in Troy as a house mother for eight years.  Mrs. Thomas is survived by a daughter, Hazel L. Tarbox of Blossburg, PA; a step-son, Spencer J Thomas of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; sister, Evelyn “Ebby” Merriam of the green Home in Wellsboro, PA, Jessie Williams of Troy, PA and Hazel Meeker of Mansfield, PA; 12 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at the Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield on June 19 with the Rev. Archie E. Cruikshank, Pastor of the Blossburg United Methodist Church, officiating and burial to be in Bradford County memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.

 

CLEVELAND Jessie L. Williams [SRGP 89893]

94, formerly of Troy, Pa., died on Feb. 3, 2013 in the Reading Hospital.  She was the widow of Uri E. Williams.  Born in Mainesburg, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Spencer and Florence (Canfield) Cleveland.  She was a member of the West Lawn United Methodist Church since moving to Shillington in 2000. Prior, she attended Sugar Creek United Methodist Church in Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.  She is survived by daughters F. Arlene (Williams) Klinger of Bernville, Pa. and Hazel L. (Thomas) Tarbox of Blossburg, Pa.; son Spencer Thomas of Columbia Cross Roads; stepdaughters Doris (Williams) Taylor and Leola (Williams) Lyons; 22 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and her special niece, Joyce (Meeker) Colegrove.  She was pre-deceased by stepdaughter Louise (Williams) Simcoe; stepson Levi Williams; and sisters Hazel (Cleveland) Meeker, Gladys (Cleveland) Thomas and Evelyn (Cleveland) Merriam.  She was blessed with a nurturing heart always trying to help those around her.  She had a strong faith in Christ. She had fond memories of the Columbia Cross Roads Birthday Club.  She was a homemaker who enjoyed her family, crafting, gardening, canning and baking. In particular, she crocheted, made stuffed animals, did elaborate embroidery and beaded works and jigsaw lawn ornaments.  A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 9 in Henninger Funeral Home Inc., 229 N. Fifth St., Reading, PA 19601.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 11 at Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy, PA 16947. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to the time of service.  Flowers may be sent to either funeral home and contributions can be to made to Sugar Creek United Methodist Church, RR 3, Box 457, Troy, PA 16947 in memory of Jessie Williams.  Towanda Daily Review – February 6, 2013  

 

Spencer CLEVELAND (SRGP 84238)
Spencer Cleveland 69, of Troy RD2, died Monday, Aug. 22, 1960. Survived by wife, Mrs. Florence Cleveland; daughters, Miss Gladys Cleveland at home, Mrs. Lester Merriam of Dundee, Mrs. Uri Williams of Columbia Cross Roads, Mrs. Donald Meeker of Troy RD 2; sister, Mrs. Goldie Landon of Mansfield; brothers, Gene Cleveland of Tioga, Walter of Penn Yan; four grandchildren and one great grandson. Funeral service was held at the Vickery Funeral Home Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Glenn Dewey and the Rev. Orey Crippen officiated. Burial in Bradford Co. Memorial Park.

CLINK - Pauline R. Taylor, 92, diedTuesday, April 21, 2009.  Pauline is the daughter of the late Fay A. and Grace M. Clink of LeRaysville.  She is predeceased by: her husband, Francis Taylor; son, Dale Taylor; granddaughter, Michelle Harvey; daughter-in-law, Marion (Mimi) Taylor; sister, Catherine Devine; and brothers, Howard, Leon and Fayette Clink.  She is survived by: sons Burton (Pat) Taylor of Reading, Pa., and Louis Taylor of Apalachin, N.Y.; daughters Ruthann (Francis) Kolosky of Binghamton, N.Y., and Peggy Bessey of Great Bend, Pa.; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Pauline retired from the Northeast Bradford School District where she managed the cafeteria. She was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 498, LeRaysville, and was a member of the LeRaysville United Church of Christ.  A funeral service for Pauline will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2009, at the Coleman & Daniels Funeral Home Inc., state Route 434, Apalachin, N.Y. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the time of service at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills, Pa., at the family's convenience.  Reva Wagner, Daily Review, 23 April, 2009.

CLINTON - ETHEL BELLE JOHONNIS
 Ethel Belle Johonnis, 102, of Canton died May 14, 1990 in Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Mrs. Johonnis was born September 15, 1887 at East Canton, a daughter of Charles Sherman and Myrtie Haxton Clinton. She was the oldest lifelong resident of Canton.  Mrs. Johonnis and her late husband, Fred, owned and operated the former Johonnis Shoe Store in Canton for 46 years.  She was a past member of the former Canton Presbyterian Church and was currently a member of the Canton Senior Citizens.  Mrs. Johonnis was well-known and possessed a host of friends. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lillian R. and Richard D. Carman of Troy RD 3; five grandchildren, Ronald E Richter of Owego RD 2, Fred C. Richter of Canton, James Hollis Taylor of Lewisburg, Cynthia Taylor of Plattsburgh, NY and Robert Taylor of Troy; ten great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 18 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. George Mauk officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Community Nursing Service in memory of Mrs. Johonnis. (TGR, Thursday, May 24, 1990)

CLINTON –MARY C. BERRY, 70 of 17980 Northeast 24th Ave., Citra, Fla., died in Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday, April 20, 1991.  Born July 8, 1920, in Ridgebury, she was the daughter of John and Nora Conkley Clinton.  She was a graduate of Athens High School, calls of 1982. She lived in Monroeton and moved to Citra, Fla., in 1982.  She was formerly employed by the Rynveld Wreath Factory in New Albany.  Mrs. Berry is survived by her husband, Floyd, of Citra; and two sisters, Agnes and Delphine Clinton of Green’s landing.  She was predeceased by a son Lance Corporal Floyd J. Berry Jr. in the Vietnam War.  She was a member of Unit 42, Towanda Women’s Legion Auxiliary and the Gold Star Mother’s Organization of Orlando, Fla.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St.; Athens, Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.  A funeral mass will be held at the SS. Peter and Paul Church in Towanda Thursday at 10 a.m.  Burial will be in the Bradford county Memorial Park, Luther’s Mills.  A recitation of the rosary will be held Wednesday evening. –Towanda Daily Review.

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