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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Obituary & Clipping Section
Bradford County, Pennsylvania

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Bradford County Memorial Park, Burlington Township, Bradford County, PA
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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option. 
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business. 

All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice (JoyceTice@aol.com) 


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All people are listed by surname at birth rather than by surname at death



FRANK LOUIS COATS JR., 73, of Wyalusing RR 3, Pike Township, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, as a result of a motor vehicle accident.  Born Aug. 7, 1927, in Powell, he was a son of the late Frank and Tressa Schriver Coats Sr.  Frank was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Navy.  He was employed by Ingersoll-Rand in Athens for over 25 years until his retirement.  Surviving are his children and their spouses; Frank L. and Ethel Coats III of Wyalusing RR 3, Roger G. and JoAnn Coats of San Diego, Calif., Rose Woll of Wyalusing, Ronald Coats of Meshoppen, Pa., David Coats and Christine Bump of Wysox, Wayne and Misty Coats of Wyalusing, Janet and Raymond Dotson of Wyalusing RR 3, James Coats of Wyalusing, and Robert Coats of Meshoppen, Pa.; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; two brothers, Henry Coats of Canton and Robert Coats of Old Town, Fla.; two sisters, Ruth Lane of East Smithfield and Joyce Benton of New York; a brother-in-law, August Mosier of Wyalusing; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his wife. Augusta Mosier Coats, in 1986. and a daughter, Nancy Chapman, in 1998.  The funeral will be held Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the Towanda First United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family will receive friends from Friday evening 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

COATS Henry Coats Sr.

82, of Canton, Pa., died surrounded by his loving family on Sunday morning, October 16, 2011, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, following a lengthy illness.  Henry Eugene Coats was born on May 5, 1929, in Powell, Pa., the son of the late Frank Louis Sr. and Thressa Louise (Schriver) Coats. On September 27, 1947, Henry married the former Reta J. Vosburg in North Ghent, Pa. They were blessed with four children and 64 beautiful years together. Henry worked at the Towanda Folding Box Co. for many years. He later worked at Canton’s Swayze Folding Box Co. until retiring. He was a member of Canton’s Moose Lodge 429, American Legion Sons Post 303 and V.F.W. Post 714 social member. Henry enjoyed time spent with his family, especially hunting and fishing with his sons. A caring and loving husband, father and friend, he will be greatly missed.  He is survived by his beloved wife Reta; a daughter, Joyce Black of Orlando, Fl, three sons, Henry Jr. (and wife, Carole) Coats of Spring Hill, Fla., Jack (and wife, Lindsay) Coats of Laurel Run, Pa., and Jeff Coats (and friend Gayle) of Blossburg, Pa.; three siblings, Robert Coats of Old Town, Fla., Ruth Lane of Milan, Pa., and Joyce Beherns of Caledonia, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.  Henry was predeceased by a brother, Frank Jr. and two brothers in-law, Benton Beherns and Robert Lane.  Friends are invited to call from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr., in Canton. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 20, with the Rev. Robert Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills.   Sayre Morning Times -  October 18, 2011

 

COATS –NANCY JEAN COATS CHAPMAN, 39, wife of Wayne R. Chapman of Wyalusing RR 3, Pike Township, Pa., died Wednesday morning, Sept. 2, 1998, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born May 11, 1959, in Sayre, she was a daughter of Frank L. Coats Jr. and the late Augusta Clara Mosier Coats.  Nancy was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School, class of 1977, and was employed by Hidden Valley Electronics in Apalachin, N.Y.  Nancy enjoyed her family which includes 31 foster children,  fishing, gardening, cooking and traveling.  Surviving are: her husband, Wayne R. Chapman; her step-daughter, Linda Sue Chapman; her father, Frank  L. Coats Jr. of Wyalusing RR 3; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank L. and Ethel Coats III of Wyalusing,  Roger G. and Joan Coats of San Diego, Calif., Ronald and Cheri Coats of Rome, Pa., David Coats of Herrickville, Wayne and Misty Coats of  Wysox, James and Laura Coats of Wyalusing, Robert and Chris Coats of Cortland, N.Y.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rose M. and Ted Woll of Lancaster, Pa., Janet and Ray Dotson II of Wyalusing; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; her mother and father-in-law, Searle and Ann Chapman of Ulster; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Tom Chapman of Selma, N.C., Donna Fields of Stevensville Rd., Pat Holcomb of Athens RD., Terry Chapman of Ulster.  The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home,  217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Steven D. Crabtree, pastor of the Dille Parish United Church of Christ of Potterville and LeRaysville, officiating.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

COATS Robert Lee Coats Sr.

of Old Town, Fla., formerly of Towanda, died on Jan. 3, 2013. Robert was born June 3, 1932 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania to the parents of Frank Lewis Coats and Thressa Louise Hovencamp.  Robert served with the 522 Army Division during the Korean Conflict after which he attended the Pennsylvania College of Technology where he received training as a master carpenter. His work can still be seen in many of the houses in Towanda as well as all of Bradford County.  His greatest work though was as one of Jehovah's Witnesses where he helped many come to a knowledge of God.  He is survived by his five children, Debra & Louis Gourd of Zephyrhills, Fla., Beverly Parker of Old Town, Fla., Robert & Patty Coats of Pinehurst N.C., Michael & Joy Coats of Henderson, N.C. and Steve Coats of Ocala, Fla. as well as 12 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; two sisters Ruth Lane and Joyce Behrens; two sisters-in-Law Bertha Bull and Rita Coats; and numerous nieces and nephews.   He is preceded in death by his wife Doris Ann of 56 years, his parents Frank and Thressa Coats, two brothers; Frank and Henry.  A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at 292 SE 309 Street, Cross City, Fla.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills at a later date to be announced.  Towanda Daily Review – January 10, 2013

 

COATS Wayne D. Coats Sr.

51, of Pike Township, Pa., died early Monday morning, July 15, 2013, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.   Wayne was born in Towanda, Pa., on Sept. 14, 1961, the son of Frank L. Coats Jr. and Augusta Mosier Coats. Wayne served in the U.S. Army and was formerly employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda and Penns Best Trucking Company. He was an active member of the Meshoppen Volunteer Fire Company and was a member of Asylum VFW Post No. 6072.  Surviving are his children, Wayne Coats Jr. of Ellicott City, Md., Joseph Coats of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Misty Rynard and husband Brandon of Dillsburg, Pa., Cassandra Coats of Silver Springs, Md., Analisa Coats of LeRaysville, Pa.; step-children, Amie McClintic of Brooklyn, Md., Robert McClintic III and wife Amanda of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; 13 grandchildren; brothers, Roger Coats and wife JoAnn of San Diego, Calif., Ronald Coats and wife Francie of Meshoppen, Pa., David Coats and wife Christine of Pike Twp., James Coats of Pike Twp., Robert Coats and wife Melissa of Laceyville; sisters, Rose Freeborn and husband Michael of LeRaysville, Janet Dotson and husband Ray of Rome, Pa.; sister-in-law, Ethel Coats of Pike Twp.; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Chapman and brother, Frank L. "Bud" Coats III.  The funeral service will be held at noon on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Contributions may be directed to the Meshoppen Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 18, Meshoppen, PA 18630, in Wayne D. Coats Sr.'s memory.  Towanda Daily Review – July 16, 2013

 

COBB Esther C. WOLBACH, 71, of Monroeton RR1, PA formerly of Athens, PA, died November 14, 1999 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.  Born January 25, 1928 in Sylvara, PA, she was a daughter of the late Olin david and Edna Lenora Stevens Cobb.  Esther was a graduate of Laceyville High School, class of 1946.  Among her employers were the Artistic Card Co. and Remington Rand Corp., both in Elmira, NY and later, in the Athens Area High School cafeteria.  Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Marvin L. Wolbach, at home; two children and four grandchildren; sisters, Joyce Searfoss of Monroeton, Mabel Wilson of North Rome, PA and Helen Lateir of Odessa, NY; sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor and Leslie Dunbar of Troy; two brothers; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services were held November 16 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. Richard Schuster officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Lung Association of Northeast Pennsylvania, 738 S. Main Ave., Scranton, PA 18504 in Mrs. Wolbach’s memory. Troy Gazette Register

COLE –ALICE MAE WANDELL, 88, Troy RR3 died June 19, 1998.  Born in Athens Township, May 30, 1910, the daughter of Lyman U. and Anna R. Chapman Cole.  She was a graduate of Athens Area High School and worked for Blue Swan Mill.  She worked as a crossing guard for the Athens Area Schools.  Memberships included: Calvary Baptist Church, Athens and the Athens and VanEtten Senior Citizens Club.  Surviving are son, Clarence L. Wandell, Sayre; stepchildren; Robert L. Wandell, VanEtten, NY; Shirley J. Thetteege, Elmira, NY; and Marilyn Vincent, Sylvania: eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sister, Ina M. Silverstrim, Dushore; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her brothers: John, Edward and Paul Cole; a sister, Ella Alexander and two grandchildren.  Funeral services were held June 22 at the Calvary Baptist Church, with her pastor, the Rev. Paul Barrett, officiating.  Burial was in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.  Memorial donations may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Athens, 701 W. Pine St., Athens, PA in Mrs. Wandell’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

COLE, ALFRED A.,   Alfred A. Cole, 60, of Canton, died April 18, 1987 at the Troy Community Hospital.  He was born March 22, 1927 in Williamsport, the son of Albert E. and Catherine Bowheart Cole.  He was a butcher and formerly a partner of the Lundy, Brann and Cole Meat Market in Canton, until it was destroyed by fire.  He retired in 1977 from the Troy Meat Plant.  He was a life member of the Canton VFW.  Surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Beverly Cole of Troy RD3; sister, Vera Cole Cummings of Apopka, FL; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral and committal services were held April 21 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with Rev. Richard Barner officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  A memorial service was held by the Canton Moose Lodge and by the Canton F. & A.M.  Memorials may be directed to either the Canton Moose Building Fund or the VFW Post #714 Memorial Fund.  (TGR April 23, 1987)

ARTHUR F. COLE, 77, of Gillett RD2 died Friday November 10, 1989. He was born in Ricketts, PA on December 1, 1911 the son of Frank Cole and Olive Barber. He was a former employee of National Homes, Inc. of Horseheads. He is survived by his daughter, Helen Dawson of Waverly, a son, Arthur Jr., Gillett, RD2; sisters, Mrs. Nina Seipler of Big Pond and Mrs. Helen Perry of Columbia Cross Roads; a brother, Alfred Cole of Williamsport; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg Monday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal service there immediately following calling hours at 9 p.m. The Rev. Kalvin Jones officiating. Interment will be at Bradford Co. Memorial Park, Luthers Mills at the convenience of the family. –Towanda Daily Review

ARTHUR W. COLE, 37, formerly of 12 Mix Ave., Towanda, and Gillett; died Monday, Aug. 5, 1991, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Mr. Cole was born Feb. 21, 1954 in Elmira, N.Y., the son of the late Arthur F. and Louise Lattimer Cole.  He was a graduate of the Waverly Senior High School, Waverly, N.Y.  Surviving are a sister, Helen Dawson of Owego; two nephews, Robert Dawson Jr. of Florida and Shawn Dawson of Owego; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur F. Cole, in 1989 and by his mother, Louise Lattimer Cole, in 1956.  There will be no calling hours.  A grave side service will be held Saturday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. at the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.

EARL EDWARD COLE, 90 of Ghent, Sheshequin Township, Ulster RR 1, died Thursday morning, Sept. 25, 2003, at his home.  Born Jan. 6, 1913, in North Ghent, he was a son of the late Charles and Wealtha Eikler Cole.  Earl attended the North Ghent School and Rome School and was later employed by the Conservation Corps Camp in Franklin County, Pa., from 1932 to 1934.  On May 27, 1935 he married the former Edna Maude North in the Waverly Methodist Church.  In early years, he was employed by Letter Kenny in Chambersburg, Pa., and by the Lehigh Valley Railroad.  Earl operated his farm on Ghent Hill for over 60 years and also transported milk, cattle and horses for area 4-H clubs.  Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Edna Maude North Cole, at home; his children, Wealtha Vogel of Smithboro, N.Y., Barbara Naugle of Chambersburg, Pa., Hugh Cole and his wife, Linda Cole of Ulster, and Lucille Folk and her husband, Doug Folk of Rome; his daughter-in-law, Carolyn Cole of Sayre; and his son-in-law, Richard Woods of Nichols, N.Y.  Earl dearly loved his 19 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, 19 great-great-grandchildren and three great-great-great-grandchildren.  Also surviving are his brother Charles Cole of Greenville, Ohio; sisters-in-law Florence Cole, Josephine Cole, Doris Maslin and Elsie Cole; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a son, Stanley Cole, in 1993; a daughter, Beverly Cole Woods in 2001; a grandson, Edward Eugene Vogel, in 1989; twin great-grandsons, Dyland and Derrick Woods in 1993; a son-in-law, William Naugle in 1991; his parents Charles and Wealtha Cole; his stepmother, Eva Cole; brothers, Ray, Lee, Vern, Leonard, Walter and Clarence Cole; and sisters, Marie Cole Williams and Inez Cole Watkins.  The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Gordon Farr Street, Ulster.  The funeral service will be held Monday, Sept. 29, 2003 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Rodney Keister of the Ghent Gospel Chapel officiating.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the charity or organization of one’s choice in Earl Edward Cole’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

COLE   Edith Cole VanNess, 83, of Wyalusing, formerly of Macedonia died Thursday morning , Oct. 23, 1986 at her home.  Born Dec 25, 1902 in Macedonia, she was the daughter of the late William Stanley and Lola BENJAMIN Cole.  Her main interest in life incompassed her home and family.  She was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church for 72 years and was the oldest living member.  She is survivied by her two sons; L. James VanNess of Monroeton and Donald C. VanNess of Modesto, CA;  two daughters, Mrs. Leo (Marie) Lines of Macedonia and Mrs. Clarence (Ellen) Morgan of Camas, Washington; ten grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Thomas (Anna) Ridler of Chemung, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by three brothers; Harley, Manley and Cecil Cole; and three sisters; Maude Shores, Laura Price and Inez Cole.  The funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m.aaa at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda with her pastor Rev. Harry Ferguson officiating.  The family wil recieve friends Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park cemetery.  The family request that memorial be directed to the Wysox Presbyterian Church in care of Willis Jennigs, Wysox, PA 18854 or to the Wysox Fire Company box 2, Wysox, PA 18854 or the chaity of one's own choice.  October 24, 1986, Towanda Daily Review.

COLE –HELEN M. (COLE) PERRY age 87, of Troy, PA, died March 17, 2006 in Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. She was the loving wife of the late John D. Perry who died on October 15, 1986. The couple had 49 wonderful years together. Family and friends are welcome to call at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA, on Tuesday, March 21, 2006, from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. A Celebration of Helen's Life Service will be held after the viewing on Tuesday, March 21st, at 12:00 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. Kenneth Marple of Olde Covert Church in Troy, PA. Interment will follow the service in Bradford County Memorial Park. Helen was born on December 24, 1918 in Laquin, PA. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Olive (Barbour) Cole. Helen retired from the Bradford County Manor in 1978 after 12 years of service as a nurse's aid. Before, during, and after working at the Manor, Helen always had the most important job of all in life, being a homemaker, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. She attended Springfield Baptist Church and later Olde Covert Church in Troy. Helen was a member of the Troy Senior Citizens group and donated her time to help them when she could. She was an avid bingo player. Traveling was one of her favorite things to do; she went on a lot of trips with friends and enjoyed them very much. Helen also enjoyed her friends at the Reynolds Apartments in Troy where she resided. She was a loving person to everyone she met and had a lot of special friends. Helen loved her family more than anything. They include her son, Delos "Del" (Nola) Perry of North Carolina; seven daughters, Shirley (Eustace) Vanderpool of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Jeanie (Spencer) Thomas of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Beverly (Jerry) Dickerson of Elmira, NY, Nancy (Dick) Rosekrans of Erin, NY, Dottie (Dick) Shellenberger of Elmira, NY, Joan (Ellsworth) McNeal (Gary McNeal) of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Donna (Rick) Westrick of Elmira, NY; 31 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband; her son, John Perry, Jr.; granddaughter, Lois Benjamin; sisters, Olive Hauke and Nina Seipler; and brothers, Melvin, Arthur, Lester, Alfred, and Albert Cole, precede Helen in death. Memorial contributions in Helen's name may be made to the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg, PA. –Elmira Star Gazette.

COLE –MAUDE TRAVIS TOWNSEND, 99, formerly of Zephyr Hills, Fla., died early Sunday morning, Aug. 27, 1989 at the Bethany Nursing Center, Horsehealds, N.Y.  Born March 20, 1890 in East Troy, Pa. she was a daughter of George and Ida Brown Cole Mrs. Townsend taught music for several years in the West Burlington School and also provided music lessons to students in the Troy area.  She was a member of the Zephyr Hills United Methodist Church and was an ordained deacon of the United Methodist Church Central New York Conference.  She was also a member of the Zephyr Hills Womens Club and was a former member of the Order of Eastern Star, Waverly, N.Y.  Mrs. Townsend will be remembered for her kind and gracious personality and for her dedication to volunteer work at the Bethany Retirement Center where she was a resident for 17 years. Surviving are a stepson, Charles Travis of Tampa, Fla.; a step-granddaughter, Cheri Strickland of New York City and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Oliver Henry Travis, by her second husband, the Rev. Charles Townsend, by a stepson, Carlton Travis, two stepdaughters, Maureen Travis and Ruth Strickland.  The funeral and committal service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy with the Rev. Earl Noyes, chaplain and personal longtime friend from the Bethany Retirement Center, Horseheads, N.Y. officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral service Tuesday afternoon at the funeral home.  Towanda Daily Review

NINA COLE SEIPLER
Nina Cole Seipler, 88, widow of James A. Seipler of Powell, died Monday, May 6, 1991 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born February 8, 1903 in Ricketts Glen, PA she was a daughter of the late Frank and Olive Cole. Her main interest in life was her home and family. Mrs. Seipler is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Carl Hatch of Towanda RD 4; daughter-in-law, Doris Seipler of Powell; son-in-law, Edward Howard of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda; sister, Helen Perry of Columbia Cross Roads; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 9 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. (TGR, Thursday, May 16, 1991)

PAUL U. COLE
 Paul U. Cole, 79, of Columbia Cross Roads RD 3 died Monday, May 4, 1992. He was a farmer and machinery dealer. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Gladys Alexander Cole; daughter, Pauline C. Burgess of Granville Summit RD 1; daughters and sons-in-law, Grace C. and Lynn Comfort of Corrytown, TN, Faye C. and Phillip Rathbun of Sayre, PA and Mertie C. and Dale Shedden of Troy RD 1; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Pat Cole of Towanda RD 1; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; brother, Edward Cole of Reading, PA; sisters, Ina Silverstrim of Dushore and Alice Wandell of Sayre; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on May 7 (2 pm) with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, 912 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701 in Mr. Cole's memory. (TGR, Thursday, May 7, 1992)

ROBERT L. COLE
Robert L. Cole, 84, of Canton, PA, died Sunday, June 26, 1994 at the Francis and Marilyn Stringham Personal Care Home, Gillett.  He had resided there since November, 1993. Mr. Cole was born March 25, 1910 at Coryland, PA, a son of Samuel and Ella Spencer Chamberlain.  His parents died when he was a youth and he was adopted by Eugene and Jennie Pervis Cole. He was a medical technician with the 88th Hospital Unit serving in the European Theatre in World War II. He worked on several farms and many lumber mills in the area.  He met the Mail Trail in Canton and delivered mail to the post offices in the area for many years.  He also worked at the former Bellows Valvair in Canton.  He retired from the former Koontz Creamery in Grover in 1973. Mr. Cole was a member of the Canton VFW Post No. 714. Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Marie Cole Woodward of Apple Valley, CA and Ms. Ella Jennings of Canton; grandchildren, Bonnie Borek of Columbia Cross Roads, Frank Jennings of Canton, Linda Machmer of Canto RR 2, Todd Jennings and John Jennings of Canton, Vincent Woodward of Houston, TX and Ivanna Woodward of Phoenix, AZ; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Margaret Wright of Tunkhannock, Mrs. Marthabelle Beach of Athens and Mrs. Elizabeth Tracey of Canto; brothers, George Buckley of Canton RR 1 and Dean Shepard of Canton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceasing him were his wife, the former Lena B. Williams, in 1978; brothers, Ralph, Ernest and Maurice Chamberlain and a sister, Verna Lamont. Funeral services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on June 28 with the Rev. Johnathan Stanley officiating and interment to be in the Bradford County Memorial Park.  The Canton VFW Post was to accord military honors. Expressions of sympathy in Robert's memory may be directed to Troy Community Hospital, 100 John St., Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, June 30, 1994)

STANLEY EARL COLE, 56, of Ulster RR 1, Rome Township, died Monday evening, June 28, 1993, after suffering a heart attack while working in a field near his home.  Born Feb. 23, 1937, in Waverly, N.Y., he was a son of Earl and Edna North Cole.  He attended the Athens Area Schools and later entered the U.S. Navy where he served during the Korean Conflict.  Upon returning home from the service he joined his family in the operation of their farm and later entered into farming on his own for 20 years.  He also operated his own trucking business.  Stanley was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed working with draft horses and trucking.  Surviving are: two sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen Earl and Carolyn Cole of Winder, Ga., and Timothy Allen and Rebecca Cole of Rome RR 1; a son, Scott Edward Cole of Rome RR 1; a daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca Lee and Kevin Smith of Kileen, Texas; his parents Earl and Edna Cole of Ulster RR 1, seven grandchildren, James, Danielle, Travis, Joshua, Nathan and Brandon Cole and Megan Smith; four sisters, Wealtha Vogle, of North Port, Fla., Barbara Naugle of Chambersburg, Pa., Beverly Woods of Nichols, N.Y., and Lucille Folk of Rome, a brother, Hugh Cole of E. Smithfield; very close friends, Patricia Cater of Rome RR 1 and Bethanne, Melissa and David; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 2, 1993, at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster, with the Rev. Donald Matson officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according military honors.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, ATTN; Memorial/Honor Program FH, 1 St. Jude Place Bldg., P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 300, Memphis, Tenn. In Mr. Cole’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

COLE –WEALTHA ANN VOGLE, 78, of Sayre, PA, passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Wilson Memorial Hospital following a long illness. She was born on November 10, 1935 in Sayre, PA, the daughter of the late Earl E. and Edna M. North Cole. Ann worked at as a waitress from 1964 at Sam's Mazza, Howard Johnsons, and Marriott's, retiring in 1996. She was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church. Ann loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and dancing. She was a member of the Sayre Senior Citizens and the Red Hatters. She is predeceased by her sons: Terry Lantz and Edward E. Vogle, Jr., great-grandchildren, Kaylynn Browning and Micah Stanton, brothers Stanley Cole and Hugh Cole, sister Beverly Woods, niece Cheryl Lumb, and brother-in-law, Bill Naugle. Ann is survived by her children: Cindy Felicita of Waverly, NY, Jeffrey Lantz of Waverly, NY, Shelia Liston of Ft. Meyers, FL, Dawn and Scott Bump of Monroeton, PA, daughter-in-law Karen Lantz of Waverly, NY, grandchildren Travis and Chrissy Lantz, Candice Keene, Tristen and Steven Stanton, Nealsha and Rob Lafritz, Tami Bowman, Lester Liston, Tori Lantz, Ashley Bennett, Natalie Brennan, Mary Baker, Samantha Walker, Nikki and Dean Frantz, and Carla and Mike Mente, 26 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren, sister Barbara Naugle of Chambersburg, PA, sister and brother-in-law Lucille and Douglas Folk of Rome, PA, sister-in-law Linda Cole of Ulster, PA and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and her many special friends from Keystone Manor. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 2pm at Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Wealtha Ann's memory to the: American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA –Towanda Daily Review

LYMAN W. COLLEY, 76, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 16, 1990.  A resident of Canton RD 1 he died at the Troy Community Hospital.  Mr. Colley was born Sept. 1, 1913 in Muncy, the son of John and Clotha Ada McClintock Colley.  He retired in 1975 from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in Towanda.  He was a member and deacon in the LeRoy Baptist Church; chairman of the LeRoy township supervisors serving for 12 years; member of Bradford County Council of Government, and a member of the LeRoy Community Association, and was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Helen Kemp Colley; one son and daughter-in-law, John C. and Janet Colley, Conklin, NY; one daughter and son-in-law, Gail A. and Lynn Kinch, Granville Summit; four grandchildren, Clinton, Audra, and Jared Colley, and Logan Kinch; one sister, Carolyn Hill, Ulster, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by a brother, George and a sister, Margaret Huntington in 1988.  The funeral service was held March 20, at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Ray Ackley, his pastor officiating.  Interment was in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

COLWELL –CHARLENE E. SIMONS, 92, of Athens died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at her residence following a brief illness.  Born Sept. 20, 1912, in Ridgebury Township, she was the daughter of Frank and Edna Parsons Colwell.  She enjoyed dancing, traveling around the world and quilting.  She loved bowling and continued bowling until September 2004.  She loved to be involved in church activities.  She was predeceased by her husband, Manley Simons; a son, Ed Simons and sisters; Esther English, Frances Stark and Betty Davis.  She is survived by her children JoAnn and John Goble of Painted Post, N.Y., Larry and Elizabeth Simons of Thomasville, N.C., Ronald and Joyce Simons of Penn Yan, N.Y., and Paula and Robert Stewart of Silver Hill, Ala.; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; a sister, Winnie Miller of Ulster, a brother Edwin Colwell of Apalachin, N.Y.; and numerous nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13, at the Litchfield United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jon Austin officiating.  A private burial will take place in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., Athens.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to be made in her name to the Litchfield United Methodist Church, RR 1, Box 99, Sayre, Pa. or Guthrie Hospice, RR1 Box 154, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

 

COMFORT, Thomas M. Age 62, of Oak St., Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, August 25, 2004, at his home. Thomas was born in Snedekerville, PA, son of the late Charles and Alice (Michaels) Comfort, Sr. Survivors include daughter, Dora (Ricky) Mills of Elmira; sister, Alice (Ned) Joralemon of Troy, PA; grandchildren, Alice and Samantha Smith, both of Elmira; special friends, Patricia Williams and Don Lampman, both of Elmira. Funeral services will take place Monday, August 30, 2004, at 11 a.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, with Rev. Larry Parker officiating. Interment will take place in Bradford County Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.

 

COMPTON Johnnie L. Compton

80, of 108 S. Wilbur Ave., Sayre, Pa. died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 at his home following declining health. Johnnie was born in Kingsport, Tenn. on March 5, 1931 and was the son of the late John and Cora Hensley Compton. He was a member of Iron Workers Union No. 404 in Harrisburg, Pa. from 1958 until his retirement in 1992. Johnnie enjoyed traveling, fishing, construction projects and woodworking. He was a member of Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda.  Surviving are his loving wife, Veronica "Bonnie" Swackhammer Compton; children John Compton and wife Marge of New Port, Pa., Doug Compton of Millersburg, Pa., Scott Compton and wife Robin of Millerstown, Pa., Sandy Meehan and husband Brian of Ephrata, Pa., and Nancy Ammerman and husband Jerry of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; step children   Sam Bennett Jr. and wife Debbie of Spring Lake, Pa. and Lisa Bozich and husband Walter of Sayre, Pa.; 20 grandchildren; four step grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; sisters Irene Roberts of Kingsport, Tenn., Deloris Dykes of Fall Branch, Tenn. and Nancy Brown of Kingsport, Tenn.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Jeff Wilkinson officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association , 1704 Warren Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701 in Johnnie L. Compton's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – December 11, 2011

 

COMSTOCK - ETHEL M. BIRD
Ethel M. Bird, 97, died peacefully Monday, November 26, 1990 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. She was born June 2, 1890 in Central, Columbia County, PA, the daughter of James Merrett and Anna Klinger Comstock. She was the widow of Dr. A. J. Bird, who practiced medicine in the New Albany area for over 50 years. Dr. Bird predeceased her in 1960. Together she and Dr. Bird owned and operated the Bird Maternity Home for 30 years. They delivered and cared for many babies and their mothers during those years. She came to New Albany from Ricketts, PA in 1910 and lived the rest of her life in New Albany. Her home for the past 2 1/2 years was Verna's Personal Care Home in East Troy. She was a lifelong member of the New Albany Methodist Church and was always helpful with her time and talents in any way she was needed. She was also an active member of both the Rebekah Lodge and the VFW Auxiliary for many years. She was honored on her 97th birthday June 3, 1990 by her family at a dinner with five generations present. She was one of 10 surviving children and has one surviving brother, Reynolds Comstock of Springfield, PA and one surviving sister, Sara LaTour of Ormond Beach, FL. She was also predeceased by her son, Boyd in 1954. She is survived by son James W. Magee, New Albany, PA; grandson, James K. Magee and wife Ruth, New Albany, PA; granddaughters and husbands, Jeanette and Darrell Magee Bown, Troy, Joan and Robert Magee Woodhead, Forksville, Carol and Kenneth Magee Bedford, New Albany, Sally and Tom Magee Ludziewski, West Ampton, NJ, Sherry Magee Christman, Richmond, VA; 21 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held November 29 at the McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore with interment to be at the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Countless numbers of people have benefited from her kind heart and have been influenced by her unselfish ways. She will be fondly remembered and sorely missed by her family and by all the people whose lives she has touched during her long life. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the New Albany Library. (TGR, Thursday, December 6, 1990)

 

COMSTOCK Margaret C. "Peg" Vaow

96, formerly of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda and Monroe Township, Pa., died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at the Highlands Care Center in LaPorte, Pa. "Peg," as she was known by her family and friends, was born Sept. 8, 1916 in Carbondale, Pa., the daughter of Ira and Carrie Bigelow Comstock. On Sept. 9, 1933 she married Fred C. Vaow in Skinners Eddy, Pa.  Peg was a member of the Monroeton United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge No. 1367 in Towanda.  She is survived by her son Dale Vaow of Glendale, Ariz.; daughters Donna Robinson of the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township, Pa. and Dixie (Edward) Dickerson of Riddle, Ore.; sister-in-law Mary Comstock of Easton, Pa., several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years Fred C. Vaow on Oct. 5, 1997; son and daughter-in-law Delbert R. Vaow Sr. and Norma Vaow; daughter and son-in-law Delta Lamphere and John Lamphere and granddaughter, Leah Robinson Rumsey. Abiding with Margaret's request there will be no funeral service or calling hours. Contributions may be directed to the Monroeton United Methodist Church in Margaret C. Vaow's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting the Vaow Family with arrangements.   Towanda Daily Review – October 7, 2012   

 

CONGDON, Ray- (SRGP 19249) aged 82 of West Burlington, died Saturday at Troy Community Hospital (July 1968) Mr.Congdon was a retired West Burlington Township farmer. He was a member of the West Burlington Methodist Church and Union Grange. His wife, the late Frances Sitzer Congdon died in 1954. He is survived by a daughter Miss Helen Congdon, and son, Harold, both of West Burlington; two sisters. Mrs.Blanche Douglas of California, and Mrs. Lewis (Hazel) Dix of Elmira; two bothers, Earl of St Louis, Mo, and Bert of Gillett; four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  The Rev Ann Palmer will officiate. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  (Daily Review 1968)

COOK - Austin Jordan Cook, 4, beloved son of Robert L. Cook and Amber MOSIER Cook of New Albany RR 2, Pa., went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, from Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa.  Austin was born on Jan. 18, 2005, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Austin was excited about his newfound love of God and loved attending church. Austin was an outgoing, intelligent, fun-loving, and positive spirited boy who enjoyed life. He loved playing ball, wrestling with his dad and playing games, especially Wii and Mario. Austin loved music, singing and dancing and also enjoyed the outdoors, swinging and playing soccer.  Austin touched the hearts of many, was greatly loved by his family and many friends, and will be deeply missed.  He is survived by: his loving mother and father, Amber and Robert L. Cook, at home; his sister, Averie Elizabeth Cook, at home; maternal grandparents Theresa BERRY of New Albany, Pa., and Timothy MOSIER of Jenningsville, Pa.; paternal grandparents Guy R. and Cheryl Cook of New Albany, Pa.; maternal great-grandparents Norris and Judy MOSIER of Sugar Run, Pa.; paternal great-grandparents Sally and George DOTTER of Towanda, Pa.; uncles Jonathan Cook of New Albany, Pa., and Timothy Mosier Jr. of New Albany, Pa.; aunt and uncle Tara and Thomas Dean of New Albany, Pa.; several great aunts, great uncles and cousins; special aunt Angela Cook of Powell, Pa.; and special grandmother Carol CHAFFEE of Rome, Pa.  Austin was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandfather, Richard K. "Dick" Cook, on June 13, 2007.  A celebration service of Austin's life will be held at noon Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at the New Generation Church, Route 220 in Milan, Pa., with Pastor Doug Abbey officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the church.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Austin J. Cook Memorial Fund, which has been established for the continuing education of his sister, Averie E. Cook, in care of the Citizens and Northern Bank, RR2, Box 3036, Monroeton, PA 18832.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  30 Oct. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

FORD J. COOK  (SRGP 08710)
Age 82 of RD2, Mansfield, Pa., died Thursday October 18, 1990 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Friends may call the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Stump officiating. Burial Bradford County Memorial Park. He was born August 26, 1908 in Jackson Township, the son of Minor and Belle Sornberger Cook. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law Margaret and Richard Cox; 1 brother and sister-in-law, Owen and Shirley Cook all of Mansfield, Pa.; 1 sister and brother-in-law,Emily and Clarence Mayer of Elmira, NY; 3 grandsons and 20 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Evelyn L. Cook on June 1, 1985. He was a lifelong dairy farmer, a former employee of Penn DOT, he had been a school bus driver and was an avid bowler.

FORD J. COOK  (SRGP 08710)
Ford J. Cook, 82, of RD 2, Mansfield, died Thursday, Oct 18, 1990 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Aug. 26, 1908, in Jackson Township, he was the son of Minor and Belle Sornberger Cook. He was a lifelong dairy farmer, a former employee of PennDOT, and had been a school bus driver. He was an avid bowler. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn L. Cook, on June 1, 1985. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Richard Cox of Mansfield; a brother and sister-in-law Owen and Shirley Cook of Mansfield; a sister and brother-in-law Emily and Clarence Mayer of Elmira, N.Y.; three grandsons and 10 great-grandchildren. Calling hours were held Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Services were held at the funeral home on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 2 p.m., the Rev. Robert Stump officiated. Burial was made at Bradford County Memorial Park.

COOK –GLADYS AGATHA COOK ROSS, 62, of LeRaysville RD 1 (Pike Township) died Wednesday June 14, 1987 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born February 19, 1925 in Franklindale, she was a daughter of the late Fred C. and Thressa M. Rought Cook. In early years she was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill, Towanda and later on July 2, 1947 she married Elwin C. Ross in Towson, MD. Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family. Surviving are her husband, Elwin at home; a daughter, Patricia Loyack of Homets Ferry; three sons, Kenneth Ross of LeRaysville, Richard E. Ross of West Warren and Karl F. Ross of LeRaysville, 12 grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Avenue, Towanda. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the HOPS Ambulance Association in her memory. –Towanda Daily Review

HAROLD LA RUE COOK:  (SRGP 10095) Harold LaRue Cook. 19 of Mansfield RD 2 died Thursday morning, April 29, 1954. He was a member of the Baptist Church of Rutland, Pa., and a member of the National Guard Ambulance Company, 103 Medical Battalion, Mansfield.  He is survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ford Cook of Mansfield RD 2; sister Mrs. Richard Cox of Mansfield RD 1; maternal grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Everett Nash of Mansfield.  Funeral was Sunday with the Rev, Orey E. Crippen officiating. Burial in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.

Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifCOOLBAUGH –FRANCES B. MCKINNEY, 100, formerly of RR 2, Sayre, Pa., died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, after a brief illness.  The daughter of Ned and Cora White Coolbaugh, she was born Feb. 18, 1900, in Stevensville, Pa., where she was raised on a farm.  She attended school in the LeRaysville area.  She was formerly employed as an inspector at Remington Rand in Elmira, N.Y., and retired as a supervisor of housekeeping at Robert Packer Hospital.  She was a member of the Church of the Redeemer, where she sang in the choir.  She loved music, her flower garden, her pets and horses.  She played the violin.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Freida and Julius Tozer of Sayre RR 2, Pa.; her son and daughter-in-law, Ralph I. and Barbara McKinney of Dewey, Ariz., seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; her sister, Mildred Casey of Binghamton, N.Y.; her brother, Ellis Coolbaugh of LeRaysville, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Lois Margaret Dunbar Coolbaugh of Troy RR 3, Pa.; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a sister Freda Gabriel; brothers, Marvin and Morris Coolbuagh; a daughter, Irene McKinney; and a great-granddaughter, Lucy Ann Frady.  Private graveside services will be held at the Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills, Pa., at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Benjamin Lentz, her pastor officiating.  Memorial donations may be made to the Church of the Redeemer, 201 S. Wilbur Ave., Sayre, Pa. or the Greater Valley Medical Emergency Services, 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, Pa. or a charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MERWIN B. COOLBAUGH, 88, well-known former North Towanda businessman and resident, died Sunday morning, April 27, 2003, at the Manor Care South Nursing Center in Williamsport, Pa.  Born Feb. 15, 1915 in Towanda he was a son of the late Charles Merwin Coolbaugh and Mary Grace Coolbaugh.  Merwin was a graduate of Towanda High School and in early years was employed by Spide Lane in North Towanda as an auto mechanic.  He attended the Bear Alignment School in Illinois and subsequently operated Coolbaugh’s Bear Service in North Towanda for a number of years, where he provided front-end alignment and frame-straightening auto care service.  Merwin also owned and operated Coolbaugh’s Auto Sales in North Towanda for many years until his retirement.  Merwin enjoyed spending time with his family and friends boating on the Finger Lakes and in Canada.  He will be remembered by his many friends for his congenial personality and generosity.  He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda, and was a founding member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda.  Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Michelle Frey and Henry Frey of South Williamsport, Pa.; his son, Charles M. Coolbaugh of North Towanda; and two granddaughters, Nicoya Frey and Ashley Frey, both of South Williamsport.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Claire Lindley Coolbaugh, n June 21, 1999; a sister, Dorothy C. VanAuken; a stepfather, Ross Miller; stepsisters Celia M. Talada and Doris Harris; and a stepbrother, Dr. Thomas R. Miller.  The funeral service will be held Friday, May 9, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda,  with the Rev. Fred Albrecht of Otego, N.Y. officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends on Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  The Towanda Elks Lodge will hold a memorial service at 12:45 p.m.  Friday afternoon at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

PHILLIP L. COOLBAUGH, 83, of Waverly, NY passed away on Monday, September 8, 2014 at Elcor Nursing Home. He was born on August 28, 1931 in Little Meadows, PA the son of the late Guy and Rena Rogers Coolbaugh. Phillip was a Carpenter and owned Coolbaugh Construction Business. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and working in his yard. He is predeceased by his wife Nancy Coolbaugh in 2011, sons Phillip and Edward, daughters Linda and Mary, 2 sisters, and 2 brothers. Phillip is survived by his children Jean and David Lorenti of CT, Ann Vough of Nichols, NY, and Michelle and Randy Lee of Gillett, PA, 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 1pm at Bradford County Memorial Park, Route 6, Luthers Mills, PA with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield of the Waverly United Methodist Church officiating. –Carol Brotzman

COOLEY –M. ELAINE COOLEY DALY, 80, widow of Joseph Eugene “Gene” Daly, of the Colonial Towers, Towanda, formerly of Rochard Street, Towanda, died Monday morning, Feb. 11, 2002, at her home.  She was born May 14, 1921, in East Towanda, a daughter of the late Reed D. and Mildred Cynthia Allen Cooley.  She was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda for 25 years, and later by the Towanda Corset Co. for 15 years.  Elaine also served as a crossing guard for Towanda School District for over 10 years.  She is survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law, Dr. Max and Ruth Cooley of Shippensburg, David Allen and Laura Cooley of LeRaysville, Ralph Dale and Eileen Cooley of East Towanda and Vern and Joan Cooley of East Towanda; sister, Donna Smith of Athens; sister-in-law, Eleanor Cooley of Sayre RR; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Eugene “Gene” Daly, Feb. 21, 1992, and her brother, Reed Manley Cooley, Aug. 8, 1988.  The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda officiating.  The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  –Towanda Daily Review.

COOLEY M. Elaine Cooley Daly, 80
02/12/2002 Towanda Daily Review
M. Elaine Cooley Daly, 80, widow of Joseph Eugene "Gene" Daly, of the Colonial Towers, Towanda, formerly of Orchard Street, Towanda, died Monday morning, Feb. 11, 2002, at her home. She was born May 14, 1921, in East Towanda, a daughter of the late Reed D. and Mildred Cynthia Allen Cooley. She was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda for 25 years, and later by the Towanda Corset Co. for 15 years. Elaine also served as a crossing guard for Towanda School District for over 10 years. She is survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law, Dr. Max and Ruth Cooley of Shippensburg, David Allen and Laura Cooley of LeRaysville, Ralph Dale and Eileen Cooley of East Towanda and Vern and Joan Cooley of East Towanda; sister, Donna Smith of Athens; sister-in-law, Eleanor Cooley of Sayre R.R.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Eugene "Gene" Daly, Feb. 21, 1992, and her brother, Reed Manley Cooley, Aug. 8, 1988. The funeral service will he held at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills

COOLEY –GAYLE (COOLEY) BEEMAN, 68, of 4629 Ithaca Road, Horseheads died Friday April 13, 1990 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was born September 14, 1921 in Standing Stone, the daughter of Charles and Lulu Roof Cooley. She was a former employee of the Remington-Rand Company in Elmira and a former employee of Westinghouse, Horseheads. Mrs. Beeman was a member of the New Apostolic Church, Horseheads. She is survived by her husband, Wayne H. Beeman; a daughter and son-in-law; Dianne and William Howe of Glastonbyr, Conn.; a son and daughter-in-law; Duane and Margaret Beeman of Springville, NY; eight grandchildren; David and Lori Beeman, Heather Gayle, Shawn, Aaron and Brandon Beeman; Christopher and Katherine Howe; brothers and sisters-in-law, Sidney and Georgia Cooley of Towanda; Lyle and Anne Cooley of Wyalusing, Clark and Betty Cooley of Santa Fe, NM; a brother-in-law, Edward Clark of Troy; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7/9 p.m. Sunday at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Erwin Bauer officiating. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Flowers are acceptable or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in Mrs. Beeman’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

REED MANLEY COOLEY, 61, of 142 Center St., Sayre died Monday, Aug. 8, 1988 at the Robert Packer Hospital after a brief illness. Born Sept. 25, 1926 in Litchfield, he was the son of Reed and Mildred Allen Cooley. Mr. Cooley was a resident of the Valley for 38 years and attended Towanda schools. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Army Air Force in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre. He attended Sayre United Methodist Church, was president of the Central Labor Union AFSCME retirees, a member of the Sayre VFW Post 1536, president of the Valley fire police, member of the Bradford County Fire Police, member of the Athens Township Fire Police and the Athens Township Fire Company and was active in the fire auxiliary. He was employed for PennDOT for 27 years, retiring in 1986. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor at home: a son, Larry Cooley of Sayre; a daughter, Vicki Cooley of Sayre; three grandchildren, Heather, Nicklas and Alyssa Cooley, all of Sayre; four brothers, Max Cooley of Shippensburg, David Cooley of LeRaysville, Ralph and Vern Cooley of East Towanda; two sisters, Mrs. Gene (Elaine) Daly of Towanda and Donna Smith of Syare; three aunts; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Earl Roberts, pastor of the Sayre United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Memorials may be directed to the Robert Packer Hospital heart treatment and research. –Towanda Daily Review

 

VERN D. COOLEY, 83, of East Towanda, Pa. passed away Thursday afternoon, July 17, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Vern was born in Litchfield Township, Bradford County, Pa. on Feb. 26, 1931, the son of Reed D. and Mildred Allen Cooley. He was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1949 and was subsequently employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda for a year and the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens for two years. Vern served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean War. He was employed by Penelec in Towanda as a meter tester for 37 years until his retirement in January of 1991. Vern was a faithful member of the Independent Baptist Church for 55 years and served his Lord as a Sunday school teacher, trustee and chairman of the finance committee. As head usher, Vern welcomed people to church each week with a loving smile and a hardy handshake. He is survived by his devoted wife of 55 years, Joan Gardner Cooley whom he married on April 4, 1959; children, Tammi Ludwig and husband Clifford of Towanda, Todd Cooley and wife Heather of East Towanda; grandchildren, Kenya Hadlock, Anne Marie Staats, Amy Lowris, Nicole (Jacob) Harrison, Amber Cooley and Ryan Cooley; two great-granddaughters; six great-grandsons; brother, Ralph Cooley of East Towanda; sisters-in-law, Laura Cooley of LeRaysville, Eleanor Cooley of Sayre; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Reed D. Cooley in 1980; mother, Mildred Allen Cooley in 1983; brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Max Cooley and Ruth Cooley; brothers, David Cooley and Reed Manley Cooley; sisters and brother-in-law, Donna and Robert Smith and Mildred Elaine and Eugene Daly, and sister-in-law, Eileen Cooley. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2014 at the Independent Baptist Church, Cherry Street, Towanda, Pa. with Pastor Donn Hauser officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. and also from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday morning at the Independent Baptist Church. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Independent Baptist Church, 109 Cherry St., Towanda, PA in Vern's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 7/10/2014

WENDELL E. “SHORTY” COON, 79, formerly of Mill St., Ulster, died Saturday evening, July 3, 2004, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born Nov. 5, 1924, in Elmira, N.Y., he was a son of the late Lawrence and Elizabeth Teryfrey Coon.  Wendell was employed as a truck driver and concrete transporter in Barton, N.Y. for 29 years until his retirement.  Wendell will be remembered for his love and devotion to his family and for the care he gave to his wife, Felda, when she became ill.  He will also be remembered by his many friends at the Manor in West Burlington for his kind and outgoing personality.  Surviving are his step-children, James D. Pelton, Jr. and his wife Alice Pelton of Monroeton, Esther J. Butcher and her husband Gary Butcher of Granville Summit, Josephine Saxon and her special friend Harold Williams of Powell, Gloria J. Johnson and her husband Bill Johnson of Powell, Karen K. Collins of Binghamton; step-son-in-law, Wayne M. Campbell of Ulster; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Ruth lane Jr. of East Smithfield; 10 step-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; his sister, Vera Collins of Newark, N.Y.; and a close cousin, Ruth Sanders of Big Flats, N.Y.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Felda Marie Lane Coon, on Aug. 17, 2000; two step-daughters, Sharon Pelton in 1972 and Laura Campbell in 1997; a brother-in-law; Joe Collins in 2003; and by a nephew, Danny Collins in 1996.  The funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Tuesday afternoon at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ERNEST P. COONS, 79, OF Canton, RD 2, Pa., died Tuesday, November 24, 1981, at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Mr. Coons was born July 27, 1902 in Sopertown, Pa., a son of Ira and Laura Mae Clark Coons.  He was a retired farmer and truck driver and also attended the Canton Church of Christ Disciples.  Surviving are his wife, the former Marian Loomis to whom he was married 49 years on December 24, 1980; a daughter, Mrs. Joe (JoAnne) Chaapel of East Canton; two sisters, Mrs. Hilda Henderson of Pine City, N.Y. and Mrs. Lawrence (Gertrude) Greenough of Granville Summit; three grandsons, John Loomis, Mike and Larry Chaapel; and granddaughter, Mrs. Donna Fairchild and two great-granddaughters, Theresa and Kathryn Fairchild.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. David R. Morris, pastor of the Canton Church of Christ Disciples officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association or the Towanda Memorial Hospital.  –Towanda Daily Review.

CORBIN - RUNDELL
Florence C. Age 82, of Carpenter Apartments, Elmira, NY. She was born January 16, 1924 in Wayneburg, OH, daughter of the late Eugene and Mattie (Wiltshire) Corbin and died Saturday, February 4, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her husband, Fayette in 1992; and daughter, Connie Rice in 1996. Florence is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Rice and Belva Howe, both of Elmira; stepchildren, John Rundell of Millerton, PA, and Patricia Campbell of FL; grandchildren, Christopher and Michael Howe, both of Elmira; sister, Helen Kinne of Wysox, PA; along with several other grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Florence retired from Borg Warner in Ithaca and prior to that was employed with Sperry Rand of 24 years. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Monday, February 6th, from 1 to 4 p.m. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 4 p.m. Rev. Mark Brown will officiate. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.

RICHARD CORCORAN, 79 of Alba died at home of an apparent heart attack Tuesday  (1979).  Born in Rosario, Argentenia, the son of Christopher and Mary Murphy Corcoran.  Mr. Corcoran’s wife, Irma Matis Corcoran died Aug. 12, 1972.  There are no immediate survivors.  At the age of six months, he moved to Mullingar, Ireland.  Mr. Corcoran attended Christian Brothers’ school until he was 15 years old, when he joined the Irish Republican Army.  While a member of the IRA, he participated in the Easter Week Rebellion of 1916.  He then joined the British Army, which enabled him to remain in Ireland.  Mr. Corcoran  came to the United  States in 1920 and was a steward on many ocean going liners.  Afterward, he was a cook in many Jewish restaurants in New York City and the Catskill Mountains.  He moved to Wheelerville in Sullivan County in the1940s where he and his wife operated a small chicken farm.  He later moved to Alba and was employed by the Swayze Folding Box Co., Canton for 25 years until his retirement.  While in Alba he and his wife operated a small greenhouse there.  Mr. Cocoran was also an author and playwright.  Two of his plays have been performed on stage.  One was produced in the Abbey Theater in Dublin, Ireland and another was an off-Broadway production.  Both were Irish comedies.  Two of his novels are: “Island of Saints,” about Ireland and “On Neutral Ground” which pertains to New York City.  He has written another novel which is unpublished, called “Jessie Comber’s Cow,” and another play “Jane,” about Lady Jane Grey.  Mr. Corcoran is also well known in the area for his numerous letters to the editor which appeared in the Daily Review.  Mr. Corcoran was a member of the Canton Church of Christ’s Disciples.  Funeral and committal services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Robert D. Parker presiding.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorial donations maybe directed to the Bradford County Humane Society.  –Towanda Daily Review

CORDNER Davy Crockett
On the evening of Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, Davy Crockett Cordner of Monroeton died
quietly at his Brocktown Road residence after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 54 years of age. Known to family and friends as "Dumpy," he was born in Sayre on Oct. 31, 1955, the son of Raymond and Lisa (Capwell) Cordner. He was a self-employed automotive mechanic who specialized in repairing heavy equipment, but there wasn't a gasoline or diesel engine he couldn't fix. And he was always willing to apply his mechanical skills for the good of others. Dumpy was a man who loved life, and found contentment in all that he did. He was truly a people person. He was outgoing, friendly, full of fun and good-natured ribbing, and no one could top him when it came to telling outlandish, overly embellished tall tales that were almost believable. He had a real passion for motorcycles and enjoyed traveling with his friends in the biker community. He often organized poker runs for the benefit of needy children as well as others in need until his health forced him to curtail his activities. Dumpy touched countless lives with his friendly, generous heart, and he will be sadly missed. He is survived by: his son, Shane Cordner of Monroeton; brothers Herman M. Vincent of Seneca, N.Y., Joey B. Vincent and Daniel L. Cordner, both of Monroeton, sisters Racheal L. Wandell of Ulster and Rose (and Paul) Benjamin of Monroeton and granddaughter Daneesha Cordner. He was preceded in death by nephews Kevin Devine and Norman Fuller, and step-brother Zane Cordner. The viewing will be from 8-10 p.m. Monday at the Ark of the Covenant Church, 2477 Brocktown Rd., Monroeton. A celebration of Dumpy's life will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church with Rev. Paul Benjamin officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to Ark of the Covenant Outreach, 2477 Brocktown Road, Monroeton, PA 18832. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton. - Towanda Daily Review, October 24, 2010

CORDNER   Francis E. Cordner, 91, a lifelong resident of Sayre, died peacefully on Nov. 24, 2009, in the home of his daughters, Carol Watkins and Mary Cordner of Virgil, N.Y.  He was born on Dec. 25, 1917 in Homets Ferry, Pa., to the late Fredrick and Mary PRUTZMAN Cordner. Francis served his country in WWII as a soldier in the US Army, spending most of his time in Japan. After the war he worked as a carpenter and contractor up until the time of his retirement. His passions in life were his work and his longstanding commitment to the Sayre Sportsmen’s Club, where he shot trap and skeet and maintained the grounds. He will be remembered with great fondness by all his friends and shooting buddies at the club. Francis married Flora Delphine WEBSTER, daughter of Ardell and Martha HAKES Webster, on May 16, 1941.  He was predeceased by: his loving wife, Flora, in February 1961; brothers Leon and Raymond Cordner; sister Ethel Marsh; and grandchildren Susanna Lynn Watkins, Esther Cordner Schnelten, Holly Hull, and Randy and Andy Lattimer. Francis is survived by: his five daughters, Sharon (Bruce) Coston of Athens, Pa., Frances (Edward) Butler of Marathon, N.Y., Carol Watkins (companion Daniel Sealover) of Virgil, N.Y., Mary Cordner of Virgil, N.Y., and Joanne Cordner (companion Charles Dickinson) of Litchfield, Pa.; grandchildren Candy Zulkosky of Wilmington, N.C., Cindy (Richard) McFarland of Marathon, N.Y., Alan Butler of Marathon, N.Y., Scott (Pamela) Butler of Homer, N.Y., Wayne Watkins of Virgil, N.Y., Jason (Tina) Watkins of Cortland, N.Y., Amy (Quinn) Andreas of Sandpoint, Idaho, Noah Schnelten of Pulaski, N.Y., Ryan Nichols of Ithaca, N.Y., Reed Nichols of Cortland, N.Y., and Justin (Lindsey) Nichols of Costa Mesa, Calif.; 21 great-grandchildren; sister Helen Leonard of Sayre, Pa.; Tiffany and Anthony Middendorf and family, who affectionately referred to Francis as “Papa;” and special friend, caretaker Linda Root.  Family and friends may call on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009 from 1-2 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Richard and Sharon Lowery officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park . Memorial donations may be made in his memory to YHEC, c/o Wayne Lowery, 1534 Front St., Athens, PA 18810.  November 27, 2009, Sayre Morning Times.

CORIE MARY CORIE BELLOWS, 72, WIDOW OF Kelsey Bellows, of Towanda RR 1, North Towanda Township, died early Saturday morning, Aug. 27, 1994, at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Jan. 25, 1922, in Laquin, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Frank and Caroline Vignola Corie.  Mary was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1940.  On Feb. 23, 1946, she married Kelsey Bellows in Towanda.  He preceded her in death on Oct. 15, 1984.  Mrs. Bellows was formerly employed by Sylvania Electric in Towanda, Towanda Borough and the Tama Shoe Store in Towanda for a number of years.  Her main interest in life was in her home and family.  She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda, and the Altar and Rosary Society.  She is survived by: a son and a daughter-in-law; Thomas C. and Paula Bellows of Harrisburg; two sons; Gary L. Bellows of Athens and Lee F. Bellows of New Haven, Conn.; two grandsons; Michael and Kevin Bellows of Harrisburg; a brother and sister-in-law; Carl and Leona Corie of Wysox RR 2; a sister and brother-in-law; Edith and Francis Hunt of Sayre; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by ; her father, Frank, on Aug. 19, 1971; by her mother, Caroline, on Feb. 2, 1987; and by a nephew, Frank T. Corie, on May 19, 1993.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Aug. 30, 1994, at 1 p.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda.  Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  There are no calling hours.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital. Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. Bellows memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

CORNELIUS –SHIRLEY M. FORREST, age 63, of Athens, Pennsylvania passed away on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Highland Care Center, Laporte, Pennsylvania. Shirley enjoyed helping others, She also loved raising her children and helping with her grandchildren. Her hobbies included baking, canning, knitting, crocheting, gardening, and photography. She always had a soft spot for all animals, great and small. She was predeceased by her parents, Lawrence and Eva Mae Cornelius, from Newfield, NY and her grandson, David Allen Hoyt., Sayre, PA. She is survived by her husband of forty-two years, George A. Forrest, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Michele (Forrest) and Michael Hoyt, of Sayre, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Ivan Marie (Huff) Forrest, of Harrisburg, PA; a daughter, Patricia (Forrest) Wolcott, of Athens, PA; and her sister, Barbara (Cornelius) Dick, of Allentown, PA. Also surviving are her grandchildren Daniel Forrest, Stephanie Wolcott, Tina Hoyt, Harriette Hoyt, Aaron Forrest, Samantha Forrest, and Tabitha Forrest, along with many nieces and nephews. A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 10:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M., Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Shirley’s life will follow the visitation with her family honoring her memory at 11:00 A.M. A special tribute to Shirley’s life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one’s favorite charity. Burial will be at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pennsylvania. Those wishing may send a private sympathy message of remembrance for Shirley’s family. –Sayre Morning Times 9/29/2014

CORNISH –AMY ELIZABETH ‘LIBBY’ CORNISH DUNBAR, 89, formerly of Luthers Mills, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at Troy Community Hospital in Troy.  Born May 24, 1914 in Troy, she was the last surviving child of the late John and Mary Cornish.  Libby was employed by the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington for many years.  She was a member of Luthers Mills United Methodist Church, Luthers Mills.  Libby’s life encompassed her home and family.  She is survived by her daughters, Beverly Parmenter of Milan, Dorothy Swain of Sugar Run and Joyce Walburn of Danville; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a stepson and his wife, Albert and Rita Dunbar of Louisville, K.Y.; a stepdaughter, Sandra Kinsley of Dushore; and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Frederick Greene and Donald Orin Dunbar; sons, Ted and Jake Greene; daughters Donna VanHorn and Janice Greene; grandson, Lewis Swain; a stepson, Roland “Pete” Dunbar; a step-granddaughter, Cindy Burbank; brothers, Harry, Don and Leon Cornish; sister, Edna Cleveland; twin sisters, Cora Bronson and Nora Cornish; and sons-in-law, Vern Parmenter, Lewis Swain and Elmer Walburn Sr.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. William Lusk, pastor of the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church, officiating.  The family will receive friends Thursday evening 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be later in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church.  –Towanda Daily Review.

EULETA CORNISH ROCKWELL
 Euleta Cornish Rockwell, 46, of Weaton, MD and formerly of the East Smithfield area died Saturday, July 20, 1991 at home. She was born March 21, 1945, the daughter of Donald and Della Wilcox Cornish. She was a secretary for the Montgomery County Public School District and an elder of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church of Silver Spring, MD. Mrs. Rockwell is survived by her husband, Phillip Rockwell of Wheaton; a son, Charles Phillip Rockwell, at home; a daughter, Lori Ann Rockwell, at home; sisters, Mrs. Richard (Lois) Badger of Bentley Creek, Mrs. James (Sara) Ashby of Milan and Mrs. Clifford (Rita) Scalf of East Smithfield; several nieces and nephews; her mother-in-law, Sara Rockwell of Troy RD 2 and her family, Robert and Beatrice Rockwell of Glen Burnie, MD, James Rockwell of Salladasburg, PA, Jane Guinan of Troy and Douglas and Martha Greer of Athens. She was predeceased by her father-in-law, Arthur Rockwell on May 12, 1990. Funeral services were held July 23 with the Rev. Nathan Blow officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society. (TGR, Thursday, August 1, 1991)

JOHN F. COTTER, 63, well-known businessman of Sheshequin and also of Cape Coral, FL died Saturday afternoon, April 22, 1989 at the Cape Coral Hospital in Cape Coral, FL. Born September 19, 1925 in Sayre, he was a son of the late Joseph Paul and Virginia Johnson Cotter. Mr. Cotter was a veteran of World War II having served in the US Navy Submarine Division. In his early years he was employed by Ansco in Binghamton, NY and later by the Pennsylvania Department of Highways in Towanda for six years. Mr. Cotter was a resident of Sheshequin for 26 years where he owned and operated the Cotter Construction and Hardware Store. John served as Democratic chairman of Bradford County for 15 years until his resignation in 1984. He also served as deputy auditor for the State of Pennsylvania for five years and audited for Sheshequin Township. He was an active member of SS. Peter and Paul’s Church, Towanda and the Immaculate Conception Church in Ulster. He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and the VFW Post in Towanda. He was an honorary lifetime member of the Ulster-Sheshequin Firemen’s Association and past president of the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Co. He was also a former member of the Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Sabitus Cotter; two sons John M. and Thomas P., both of Ulster; two daughters, Debra Cotter of Wysox and Mrs. Todd (Cynthia) Shallenberger of Stratford, Conn.; five grandchildren; five sisters; Ruby Gwinn of East Athens, Josephine Eicher, Katherine Davidson, Mrs. John (Evelyn) Berda, all of Ulster and Mrs. Howard (Theresa) Acla of Towanda; three brothers, Paul Cotter of Cape Coral, FL, Willis Cotter of Lincoln, Neb. And Thomas Cotter of Athens; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster where a Recitation of the Rosary will be held this afternoon at 2. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church in Ulster with the Rev. Thomas J. Sokolowski as celebrant. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family request memorials be directed to Immaculate Conception Church, Ulster, PA in Mr. Cotter’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

JOSEPH THOMAS COTTER, 63, a well-known resident of Ulster died Friday, March 6, 1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born June 14, 1923 in Wysox, he was the son of the late Joseph Paul and Virginia Johnson Cotter. Mr. cotter attended the Wysox School and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the US Army in the Philippines. On June 29, 1946, he married the former Romayne Davidson at the SS. Peter and Paul Rectory in Towanda. Mr. Cotter was a self-employed mason contractor for many years. In 1976, Joe and his wife Romayne built the Shamrock Bowling Center in Ulster, a successful business the operated together. In 1985 Joe received the honor of being inducted into the Bowling Hall of Fame. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda American Legion Post #42, Skiff-Bower VFW Post 1536, Sayre; he was also a charter member of the Towanda Elks and a life member of the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Company. Surviving are his wife, two sons, Charles C. Cotter and Michael Cotter; a daughter, Mrs. Steven (Karen) Bixby, all of Ulster; five sisters, Ruby Gwinn of East Athens, Josephine Eicher, Katherine Davidson, Mrs. John (Evelyn) Berda, all of Ulster, Mrs. Howard (Theresa) Acla of Towanda; four brothers, John Cotter of Ulster, Paul Cotter of Sayre, Willis Cotter of Lincoln, Neb., Thomas Cotter of Athens; six grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Amber Rae Cotter on June 18, 1983. The family will receive friends today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster where the Recitation of the Rosary will be held this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Towanda Elks Lodge will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home at 6:45 p.m. tonight. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at the Immaculate Conception Church, Ulster. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills with Towanda American Legion Post #42 according full military honors. The family requests donations be directed to the Ulster-Sheshequin Fired Co., Ronald Davidson, secretary, Ulster or to the Tri-Township Ambulance Association, c/o Richard Yale, East Smithfield, PA. –Towanda Daily Review

COVEY
Carl S. Covey, Sr., 65, of North Towanda, Commander of Bierne-Webster Post No. 1568, VFW of Towanda, and kin of Valley residents, died at the Troy Community Hospital Saturday night following a lingering illness. (4 Dec. 1971)  Born March 31, 1906, in Towanda the son of Franklin and Jenny Green Covey, he was employed at the Perry Chevrolet Co. in East Towanda from 1948 to 1968. A 22 year veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Covey retired from the service on Jan. 31, 1946, and was a master sergeant with the 100the Division overseas during World War II. A very active member of the Towanda VFW post since it was organized in 1947, he was the Commander at the time of his death and had served in that position two times previously. He had held all of the posts in the organization Mr. Covey was also Quartermaster of the 14th District of the VFW and was a Past Commander of the Bradford County Council of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. In addition, he was a member of the Post No. 42, American Legion of Towanda, and the Towanda Eagles Club of which he was a past Worthy President.Surviving are his wife, Helen; two sons, T-Sgt. Carl S. Covey, Jr. of Lockborne, Ohio, and T-Sgt. Robert Covey of Randolph, Texas, both serving in the U.S. Air Force; a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Margy) Mayo of Athens; two brothers, Claude of Hemlock Run and Leonard (Sy) Covey of Athens RD 2; a sister, Mrs. Albert (Marie) Carle of Redwood City, Calif.; 17 children and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Maryott Funeral Home in Towanda Tuesday from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m.  Services will be held at the funeral home Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock with Rev. Harry P. Farr, pastor of the Towanda Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park at Luthers Mills with the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and Beirne-Webster Post No. 1568 conducting military services at the grave.

DAMON S. COVEY, 86, of Monroeton RD 1 (Powell), formerly of Binghamton, N.Y., died Thursday evening, Jan. 28,1988 at his home following a long period of deteriorating health.  Born Aug. 3, 1901 in Jenningsville, Pa., he was a son of the late Edward and Anna Allen Covey.  Mr. Covey owned and operated his own farm in Franklindale and also worked in the coal mines on Barclay Mountain in earlier years.  He was employed by IBM in Endicott, N.Y. for 20 years.  Mr. Covey retired in June 1976 after having served 15 years as president of Local 200 Service Employees International Union, Binghamton division.  He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Edmund Dolinski of Trunbull, Conn., a son and daughter-in-law, Damon E. and Helen Covey of Powell; six grandchildren, Damon R. Covey of Powell, Mrs. Roger (Shawna D.) Wright of Powell; Mrs. Tony (JoAnn) Souder of Durrell, Miss Debra Ann Calaman of Monroeton; Mrs. Rick (Lisa D.) Shanna of Towanda, Miss Melissa Ann Dolinski of Trunbull, Conn.; 7 great-grandchildren; Devin and Crystal Wright; Jason Arnold; Tonya Bender; Shelly, Mandy and Jessie Dilman; two sisters; Pauline Sands of Dryden, N.Y. and May Frisbee of Elmira, N.Y.; a brother Harold Covey of N.C.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral and committal service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from 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 Saturday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.

COVEY –MARJORIE H. MAYO, 66, wife of Earl L. Mayo Sr. of 64 Piper Ave., Sayre, died Sunday morning April 7, 2002, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, after an extended illness.  She was born July 1, 1935, in Colchester, VT., a daughter of the late Carl and Helen DuFore Covey Sr.  Marjorie was a graduate of Towanda High school Class of 1953.  On March 26, 1955, she married Earl L. May in Monroeton.  Marjorie was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, Towanda Ward; was a former president of the Relief Society and served as a stake missionary.  Marjorie was devoted to her family and church.  She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Earl L. Mayo Sr.; children and their spouses, earl Jr. and Maureen Mayo of Columbia, S.C., James and Cindy Mayo of Athens, Terrie and Bob Blauvelt of Sayre, Steven Mayo of Athens, David and Mary Mayo of Towanda, Jody Mayo of Athens; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl and Connie Covey of North Towanda and Robert and Marti Covey of Columbus, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.   The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, Ann Street, Towanda, with Bishop Paul C. Isaacs officiating.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the charity or organization of one’s choice in Marjorie H. Mayo’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

COWELL –ETHEL E. PORTER, 64, widow of Douglas Porter of 120 S. Union St., Rochester, N.Y., formerly of Towanda died early Sunday morning, September 16, 1984 at the Genesee Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.  She had been a patient there for the past four months.  Mrs. Porter had been in failing health since 1981.  She was born November 19, 1919 the daughter of James and Nellie Vanderpool Cowell.  She spent her early life in Towanda and attended the Towanda Township School and Towanda High School.  Mrs. Porter was employed at the Remington-Rand Company in Elmira, N.Y. for many years retiring in 1954.  She then moved to Rochester to make her home.  Her husband, Douglas Porter predeceased her in 1982.  Surviving are a son, James Walle of St. Augustine, Florida; three daughters, Mrs. Nellie Bradshaw of Horseheads, N.Y., Mrs. Harry (Marjorie) Vanderpool of Towanda RD 4 and Mrs. Barbara Rochi of Liverpool, N.Y.; fourteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Ernest Cowell of Bolivar, N.Y.; an aunt, Mrs. Almeda Vanderpool of Bolivar, N.Y. and nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Thomas Geiger officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening from 7 to 9 p.m.  The family requests that memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford County Chapter 145, W. Lockhart St., Sayre, Pa. in her memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

CRANMER –JUNE CRANMER LINGLE, 64, wife of Doyle M. Lingle of Powell died late Sunday evening, Oct. 11, 1987 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Born March 4, 1923 in Williamsport, Pa. she was a daughter of Edward and Reba Lovelace Cranmer.  June graduated from St. Agnes High School, class of 1940.  During her senior high school year, she was employed part-time by the J.J. Newberry Co. and following her graduation she became a permanent employee and was associated with the store for 42 years, retiring as manager in January of 1982.  She then assisted her husband, Doyle in the operation of the Lingle Auto Parts store in Towanda until 1986.  She was a dedicated employee and made many acquaintances through her kindness and consideration of others and will be remembered by her friends and the public that she served while with the Newberry Co. On September 4, 1950 she married Doyle M. Lingle in New Albany. June was active and interested in music, being a pianist and singing at various weddings throughout the area. She was a member of the Powell United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Doyle at home: a daughter, Mrs. Carol Joann Papalia of Williamsport: a granddaughter, Cristina Bonner, a grandson, Martin Bonner and a son-in-law, John Bonner all of Williamsport. Also surviving are two brothers, Rex Cranmer of Powell and Mack Cranmer of Rome; a sister, Mrs. James (Billie) Ramsay of Newport Richey, Fla.; nieces and nephews. A sister, Rosemary Wheeler predeceased her on April 21, 1984. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with her pastor the Rev. Michael Stine officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will furnish their own flowers and request that memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 515 S. Main St., Athens, PA in Mrs. Lingle’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

Arthur W. CRANDLE, age 72, of Millerton, PA died on Wednesday, January 12, 2000 at Arnot Ogden medical Center, Elmira, NY.  He was born on April 5, 1927 in Blossburg, PA, a son of the late Everett A. and Mary B. (Grantier) Crandle.  Arthur was a World War II United State Navy veteran and a member of the Navy National Guard.  He was a school bus driver for the Northern Tioga School District and also for TNT Bus Service.  Arthur was a member of the Jackson Summit Baptist Church.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Krieger) Crandle at home; sons, Michael W. Crandle of Elmira, NY, James (Mary) Patterson of Foldsboro, NC and Richard (Nancy) Patterson of Bentley Creek, PA; daughters, Gayle C. (Glen) Leonard of Bentley Creek, PA, Marlene R. (Thomas) Carr of Canton, PA, Kathleen A. Crandle of Mansfield, PA and Stacy L. Crandle of Millerton, PA; 13 grandchildren; brothers, Richard (Gen) Gaasch of Toledo, OH and James (Janice) Crandle of Norfolk, VA; half-brother, Lawrence Crandle of Troy, PA; several nieces and nephews; first wife, Marjorie Ward Crandle of Bentley Creek, PA.  He is predeceased by his second wife, Donna Elaine Ross Crandle.  Services were held January 15 at the Vickery Funeral Home in troy with the Rev. Douglas M. Hodge officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Jackson Summit Baptist Church, RR 1, Box 77, Minerton, PA 16936.  TGR

ARTHUR W. CRANDLE, age 72, of Millerton, Pa., died on Wednesday, Jan, 12, 2000, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, N.Y.  He was born on April 5, 1927, in Blossburg, Pa. a son of the late Everett A. and Mary B. (Grantier) Crandle.  Arthur was a World War II United States Navy National Guard.  He was a school bus driver for the Northern Tioga School District and also for TNT Bus Service.  Arthur was a member of the Jackson Summit Baptist Church.  He enjoyed crocheting and collecting military memorabilia.  Arthur was an avid sports fan for the Southern Tioga School District.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Krieger) Crandle, at home; sons, Michael W. Crandle of Elmira, N.Y., James (Mary) Patterson of Goldsboro, N.C., and Richard (Nancy) Patterson of Bentley Creek; daughters, Gayle C. (Glenn) Leonard of Bentley Creek, Marlene R. (Thomas) Cary of Canton, Kathleen A. Crandle of Mansfield, Pa., and Stacy L. Crandle of Millerton, Pa.; 13 grandchildren, brothers, Richard (Gen) Gaasch of Toledo, Ohio, and James (Janice) Crandle of Norfolk, Va.; a half-brother, Lawrence Crandle of Troy; several nieces and nephews; and his first wife Marjorie Ward Crandle of Bentley Creek, Pa.  He was predeceased by his second wife, Donna Elaine Ross Crandle.  Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, from 11 a.m. to noon.  The funeral service will immediately follow at noon at the funeral home with the Rev. Douglas M. Hodge officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society. Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, Pa. on the Jackson Summit Baptist Church, RR 1 Box 77, Millerton, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

WILLIAM M. CRANDLE
 William M. Crandle, 90, of 117 Canton St., Troy, died Monday, April 23, 1990, in the Troy Community Hospital. Mr. Crandle was born Dec 13, 1899 in Armenia Township, Bradford County, a son of Arthur and Bertha Canady Crandle.  He retired from the Remington Rand in Elmira where he was employed as a tool maker.  Mr. Crandle was an active member of the Troy Church of Christ; was an Army veteran of World War I and was a member of the Brooks-Flick American Legion Post No. 49 of Troy. He is survived by two brothers-in-law: Clyde Chaapel of Burlington and Harvey Chaapel of Chicago, Ill.; a step-daughter-in-law, Mrs. Edna Murray of Alba; nieces, nephews and cousins.  Also surviving are a host of friends including his good friend and care provider, Bonnie J. Quinn of Troy. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Anna Chaapel, on Jan 22, 1975. A memorial service was held Saturday from the Troy Church of Christ, Center Street, Troy, with the Rev. George Durie, his pastor, officiating. Interment was in Bradford County Memorial Park. (TGR, Thursday, May 3, 1990)

CRANE - WILLEY, DOROTHY M.,   Services for Dorothy M. Willey, 72, of Monroeton, were held on Nov. 25 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. James Haupt officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Mrs. Willey died November 21, 1984 at the Heritage Nursing Home in Athens.  She was born April 6, 1912, the daughter of Archie and Lodtie Jennings Crane.  She attended Monroeton United Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis G. Willey on April 20, 1983.  Her survivors include her brother, Robert Crane of Troy; three sisters, Mrs. Edna Van Horn of Towanda, Mrs. Edith Ross and Mrs. Ethel Lee, both of Elmira and several nieces and nephews and cousins.  (TGR Nov. 29, 1984)

CRANE –EDNA M. VANHORN, 90 of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda formerly of Monroeton and East Troy, died Saturday morning, June 12, 1993 at the Cook Personal Care Home, Mainesburg, Pa.  Born Dec. 29, 1902 in Powell she was a daughter of Archie and Lottie Jennings Crane.  Mrs. VanHorn’s main interest throughout life encompassed her home and family.  She served on the East Troy Board of Elections for many years and was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church for over 50 years.  She was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge for over 50 years.  Surviving are: a son and daughter-in-law, James L. and Connie VanHorn of Towanda; a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Leonard Foster of Troy; a daughter-in-law, Erna VanHorn of Hughesville, Pa.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; a sister, Ethel Lee of Elmira, N.Y.; and a brother, Robert Crane of Troy RR 3.  She was preceded in death by; her husband, Edward J. VanHorn in 1954; a daughter, Joyce Wright in 1976; a son G. Lee VanHorn in 1988; a grandson, Allan Monroe; a brother, David Crane; and two sisters, Edith Ross and Dorothy Willey.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 1993 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Gary Zuber, pastor of the E. Troy Baptist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Tuesday afternoon at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review

LARRY D. CRANE
 Larry D. Crane, 51, of Towanda RR 2, PA went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 1, 2002. Born October 7, 1950 in Towanda, PA, he was a son of Vivian Birdsall Crane and the late David Crane. Larry was a 1968 graduate of Troy High School and was employed by the Masonite Corp. for 30 years. Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Nancy Crane, at home; a son, Bradley Crane at home; his mother, Vivian Crane of North Towanda, PA; three sisters and a brother; nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were to be held April 3 at the Assembly of God Church in Towanda with the Rev. Thomas Geiger and the Rev. Tim Geiger officiating and interment to be in the Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills.  Arrangements were by the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradley Crane Fund for Continuing Education, RR 2, Box 64, Towanda, PA 18848.

LARRY D. CRANE, 51, of Towanda RR2, went home to be with the Lord, April 1, 2002.  Born October 7, 1950, in Towanda, he was a son of Vivian Birdsall Crane and the late David Crane.  He was a graduate of Troy High School Class of 1958, he was employed by the Masonite Corp for 30 years.  On January 22, 1972 he married the former Nancy Vanderpool in the Towanda Presbyterian Church.  Mr. Crane was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda.  He was an avid sports fan and liked to watch his favorite baseball and football teams, The New York Mets and New York Giants.  He enjoyed spending time at his cabin with his family and also liked to play cards.  Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Nancy Crane, at home; a son, Bradley Crane, at home; his mother, Vivian Crane, North Towanda; sisters and brothers-in-law, Elllen and Dennis VanHorn, Edison, NJ, Linda and Gerry Gardener, Towanda, Kathy and Robert Rice, Homer, NY; a brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Delores Crane, Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins; his mother-in-law Josephine Vanderpool, Towanda; a brother-in-law, and sister-in-law, Terry and Janice Vanderpool, Towanda, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Fred Vanderpool, Hornbrook and special friend Dawn Benjamin, Towanda.  He was preceded in death by his father David Crane, November 26, 1983; and his father-in-law, Cleveland Vanderpool, March 28, 1976.  The funeral was held April 3, 2002 at the Assembly of God Church, Towanda with the Rev. Tim Geiger officiating.  Interment was in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the Bradley Crane Fund for Continuing Education, RR2, Box 64, Towanda, PA.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

SAMUEL E. CRANE, age 70, of RR 2, Ulster, PA, died unexpectedly Wednesday, January 22, 1997 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  He was born March 8, 1926 in Franklintown, PA, the son of George and Edna Howe Crane.  Sam served in the United States Army during World War II with the 804th Tank Destroyer Battalion and received several military honors.  He was a member of the East Smithfield VFW Post 7378.  After an honorable discharge from the United States Army, he was employed by National Homes for 15 years, followed by 25 years of employment at Duta-Bilt.  He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Elsie (Weed) Crane: daughters, Donna Limbacher of Millerton, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Ramona Crane of RR 2, Ulster, Dale and Sharon Crane of RR 2, Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Clifford and Pam Crane, RR 2, Ulster, Gary and Kathy Crane of RR 2, Ulster, Mike and Suzie Crane of RR 2, Ulster; grandchildren, Christine Crane and friend Leah, Heather Crane, Iris and John Galasso, Melissa and Brion Rathbun, Billie Jo and Richard Fulmer, Jamie Crane, Theresa Crane, Laura Crane, Caryn Crane and Gary Crane II; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by seven brothers and five sisters.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on January 25 with the Rev. Kermit Shrawder officiating and burial to be at the Bradford County Memorial Park with military honors.  Pallbearers will be John Galasso, Brion Rathbun, Mike Birdsall, Jim Glisson, Gary Vosburg, Brian Winkley and Chuck Daniels.  Memorials may be directed to the Tri-Township Ambulance Association, c/o Diane Husted, RR 3, Box 76, Gillett, PA. –Troy Gazette-Register.

CRANMER –BELVA HUGO, age 87, of Flemington, N.J., died on Friday, Oct. 18, 2002 at the Rolling Hills Nursing Home in Lebanon, N.J.  She was born on Nov. 17, 1914 in New Albany, Pa., a daughter of the late Charles and Winifred Vargason Cranmer.  On June 3, 1938, she became the wife of Manard D. Hugo.  Belva and Maynard had celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.  In 1947, she moved to Ramsey, N.J. from the Philadelphia area.  Mrs. Hugo enjoyed time spent crocheting.  She left surviving her husband, Manard D. Hugo, of Flemington, N.H.; a son Ron Hugo, of Flemington, N.J.; by her grandchildren, Michele and Michael D’Aconti, of Bud Lake, N.J., Brian and Tonya Hugo of Concord, N.C. and by a great-granddaughter: Gianna D’Aconti, of Bud Lake, N.J.  In addition to her parents: she was preceded in death by two sisters: Carmeta Heath and Evelyn Sadlemire.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October, 22, 2002, at 1:00 p.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Ronald Troup, pastor officiating.  Interment will follow in Brandford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  Friends and family are invited to call on Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at McHenry funeral Home in Dushore from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday, Oct. 22, 2002, from noon until the time of funeral service.  –Towanda Daily Review.

CRANMER –MRS. CARMETA M. HEATH, 75, of New Albany, died Sept. 27, 1988, at her home.  She was born May 24, 1909, in New Albany, a daughter of Charles (Howard) and Winifred Vargason Cranmer.  He was the widow of Gerald Heath who died in 1981.  A lifetime resident of New Albany, she was a member of the New Albany United Methodist Church.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Patricia) Powers and Colleen Calaman, both of New Albany; a son Charles H. Heath of Shunk; two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Saddlemire of Endwell, NY, and Mrs. Maynard (Belva) Hugo of Ramsey, NJ; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held today at 1 p.m. at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, Dushore, with rev. Richard Berg officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  –Towanda Daily Review.

PAUL N. CRANMER, Aged 70, of Towanda RD 3 (Burlington Turnpike) died Monday evening (Nov. 22, 1976) at the Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit following an illness of several months.  Mr. Cranmer was born in Laquin Dec. 29, 1905, the son of Newton A. Cranmer and Emma Albro Cranmer.  He attended the Laquin schools and then took employment at the Barclay Chemical plant in Laquin, a post he held for 10 years.  He then was employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad Co. until 1942 when he went with the Ingersoll-Rand Co. at Athens, remaining with that firm until his retirement in 1968.  He was affiliated with the Monroeton United Methodist Church and was a member of Local No. 1064 of the American Federation of Machinists.  Paul Cranmer was very well known throughout this area, was regarded as a good neighbor, possessing a wide circle of friends.  Surviving are his wife, Eva Brown Cranmer; two sons, Newton of Balboa, Canal Zone and Gary of Towanda RD 3: two grandchildren, Kyle and Heather Cranmer; a brother, Jack Cranmer of Monroeton RD 1; three sisters, Mrs. Jessie Laninger of Ellenton, Pa., Mrs. Mary Packard of Monroeton RD 1 and Mrs. Margaret Cowan of Monroeton RD 1; a number of nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11 o’clock at the Maryott Funeral Home on York Avenue.  The Rev. Norman Handy will officiate and burial will be in Bradford County Manorial Park at Luthers Mills. –Towanda Daily Review.

LYLE D. CRAWFORD, 80, Alba, died May 5, 1993, at his home after an extended illness.  He was born March 25, 1913, in Carbon Run Township, a son of James R. and Ada Hardy Crawford.  In 1967 he married the former Ruth Shamonski.  In July they would have celebrated their 26th anniversary.  Mr. Crawford was retired from Hubley Toys, Lancaster, PA as a punch press foreman.  Prior to that he was employed with Remington-Rand Co. of Elmira, for 27 years.  Surviving are his wife Ruth, of Schultz’s Personal Care Home, Grover; five sons and daughters-in-law, Dean and Kimberly, Canton, James and Mae, New Albany, Donald and Myra, Elmira, Harry and Bonnie, Alba and Lawrence and Roseanne, Rothville; two daughters, Jean Dilldine, Dickson, TN and Althea Parson, Berwick; two sisters, Ellen Davis, CA and Mildred Machmer, Canton; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by a brother, Robert.  Interment was in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  Memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 413 S. Main St., Athens, PA; Canton Senior Citizens Center (Meals on Wheels), 6 E. Tioga St., Canton, PA or Guthrie Hospice Program, RR 4, Towanda, PA –Canton Independent Sentinel.

 

CRAWN Genevieve Crawn Murphy

92, widow of Ray Fenton Murphy of Sheshequin Township. Pa., died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Genevieve was born Oct. 15, 1919 in Sayre, Pa. the daughter of Charles and Alice Corneby Crawn. She was a graduate of Ulster High School class of 1937. On June 30. 1938, she married Ray Fenton Murphy. Mr. and Mrs. Murphy owned and operated Murphy Sons Farm at Ghent for many years. Genevieve served as an Avon representative in the area for many years and in early years served as a 4-H leader and taught Sunday School. Mrs. Murphy was a member of Gideons International Ladies Aide and was an associate member of the Ulster United Methodist Church.  Surviving are her children, Malcolm and Sylvia Murphy of Ulster, Pa., Lyndon and Stephani Murphy of Ulster, Pa, Norrene Farr of Sayre, Pa., Marceil Murphy of Ulster, Pa. and Shirlene Murphy of Ulster, Pa.; 11 grandchildren, Eileen Murphy Warburton of Overton, Annette Murphy of New Jersey, Teresa Murphy Barickman of Meadville. Pa., Robin Murphy Moeller of Texas, Brenda Murphy Parsons of Austin, Texas, Christina Murphy Sweeney of Virginia, Lynne Murphy of Rochester, N.Y., Steve Murphy of Connecticut, Jason Murphy of Texas, Dale Farr of Ulster and Bryan Farr of Sayre; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Marion Kelly of Sayre, Mary and Bill Slater of Rochester, N.Y., Jessie Murphy of Florida and Jesse Murphy of Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Fenton Murphy on March 19, 1998, brothers Harold Crawn in 1971, William Crawn in 1987 and Gordon Crawn in 2002, and son-in-law, Gordon Eugene Farr in 2010.  The funeral and committal service will be held at noon on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2011 at the Ulster United Methodist Church, Second St., Ulster, PA with Rev. Sandy Brant officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the church. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Ulster United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 345, Ulster, PA 18850 or to Gideons International, Towanda Camp, P.O. Box 17, Granville Summit, PA 16926 in Genevieve Crawn Murphy's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – January 12, 2012

 

ALBERT L. CRAYTON, 89, of Monroeton RR 1, Franklin Township, Pa., died at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Lynn and Joann Crayton, Thursday morning, Jan. 27, 2000.  Born Sept. 23, 1910 in Franklin Township, he was a son of the late William and Clara Compton Crayton.  Albert was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for four years, by Franklin Township for 17 years and by Paul Percival in his coal business for six years.  Albert operated his farm in Franklin Township from 1931 to 1961.  Albert married the former Louise M. Williams on Sept. 12, 1940.  Surviving are his wife, Louise M. Crayton, who is a resident of the Dar-Way Nursing Home; two sons, Lee R. and Bette Crayton of Monroeton RR 1 and Lynn L. Crayton and Joanne Crayton of Monroeton RR 1; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Flora O’Connell of Monroeton RR 1 and Blanche Reed of Florida.  He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Arthur Crayton; a brother, William Crayton; a sister, Adeline Stone; and a grandson Darin Crayton.  A private funeral and committal service will be held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Thomas Geiger, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda, officiating.  There are no calling hours.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ARTHUR L. CRAYTON, 85, of West Franklin, died Tuesday morning, March 19, 1996, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Sept. 23, 1910, in West Franklin, he was a son of the late William and Clara Compton Crayton.  In early years he was employed on the farm of Corneleus O’Connell in West Franklin and also drove school bus and operated his own combine business.  He later worked at Sylvania Electric in Towanda for 15 years until his retirement in 1975.  Arthur attended the Independent Baptist Church in Towanda.  He enjoyed visiting friends at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital.  Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Arthur L. and Bonnie Crayton of Manlius, N.Y. and James Gary and Carol Crayton of Factoryville, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Joanne and Doren Hauser of Trout Run RR 1; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; his twin brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Louise Crayton of West Franklin; sister, Flora O’Connell of West Franklin; a sister and brother-in-law, Blanche and Robert Reed of Lake Mary, Fla.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his wife Marleah “Molly” Lantz Crayton on Aug. 9, 1983; an infant son, Robert Charles Crayton in 1937; a brother William Crayton; a sister, Adeline Stone.  The funeral service will be held Friday, March 22, 1996, at 2 p.m. at the Independent Baptist Church, Towanda, with Pastor Donn Hauser officiating.  The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Independent Baptist Church, 109 Cherry St., Towanda, Pa. in Arthur Crayton’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

CRONE - Robert Jay Crone, 81 of Sayre, Pa. died on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009 surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born October 17. 1928 in Towanda, Pa. the son of the late Herbert and Francis FOX Crone. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving his country with the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Elks, VFW, and Moose and onoree lifetime member of Sons of Italy, for which he bartended for 50 years. While living in South Waverly he at one time was assistant fire chief and also in the auxiliary police. Bob enjoyed bowling, golf and playing cards with the guys. Bob loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. Bob worked for 20 years at remington rand and then the Lehigh Valley Railraod then retired from the Conrail Railroad.  Bob is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Joyce Marie HAVENS Crone; and his five children Mark and Gail Crone of Paulsbo, Wash.; Sherrie Crone of Sayre; Randy and Lisa Crone of Athens, Scott and April Crone of Athens; Kim Mayo and Ryan Babcock of Sheshequin; grandchildren Robby and Nikki Crone of Wash.; Jennifer Crone of Norwich, N.Y.; Dakota Crone and Wendy Barrows of Athens, Zachary and Harley Babcock of Sheshequin; Timothy and Steven Mayo II of Athens and son-in-law Steven Mayo of Athens. and two great grandchildren; brother-in-law David and Kim Havens of Vermont.  It was bob’s wish that there be no calling hours of funeral services. Burial will take place at a later date in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills.  Those wishing may remember Bob Crone through memorials to Oliver Brown Memorial Fund c/o Citizens and Northern Bank, 428 South Main Street, Athens PA 18810 or Ulster United Methodist Church P.O. Box 345, Ulster, PA 18850. The family is being assisted by the Cooley Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Athens, PA.  19 Dec. 2009, Sayre Morning Times.

CRUM –LILLIAN K. SOPER, on the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, long-time Troy resident and former resident of Elmira’s Hudson Street, Lillian Katherine Crum Soper died at the Bradford County Manor.  Born in Roseville, Tioga County, June 8, 1908 she was the daughter of George and Olive Yeomans Crum.  She grew up on her parents’ farm and developed an interest in mechanical things, especially automobiles.  Lillian came of age during the Roaring Twenties, when assertiveness and self-determination were a young woman’s newfound rights.  Always her own person, Lillian was right at home with this new social concept.  Once a young man who worked on her family’s farm was interested in her and was telling his friends that she was his girlfriend.  Lillian invited him for a ride in her Stutz Bearcat and after she had driven several miles out of town she ejected him from her car and ordered him to stop telling everyone that he and she were an item.  Then she drove off, leaving him stranded.  The young man was, to say the least, perplexed, but not discouraged.  He continued the pursuit and in time Charles Leland Soper’s persistence was rewarded.  They were married on Oct. 31, 1923.  They raised four sons and five daughters and were together almost 44 years until Charles’ passing in January of 1967.  Lillian never lost her enthusiasm for fast cars and during the 1950s and 60s she became a stock car driver and Powder Puff champion.  In later years her life revolved around her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  At her grandson’s go-kart races she would handle the pit stops, gassing the engine and changing the tires while dressed in her T-shirt with the inscription “Go, Go, Grandma.”  Lillian was a member of the Alba Christian Church, Canton; Chapter 981, WOTM; and VFW Auxiliary 8675 of Troy.  Lillian is survived by her sons; Leland Charles (and Samoco) Soper of Panama City, Fla., George “Jack” Soper of Canton, and Robert “Boney” (and Barbara) Soper of Gillett; daughters Julia Passeri of Columbia Cross Roads, Sally (and Phil) Wood of Alba, Jean (and Bernie) Koop of Van Etten, N.Y., Connie Soper of Troy; 18 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.   In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Richard during the Korean Way, daughter, Helen “Polly” Soper, granddaughter, Michelle Soper and son-in-law, Joseph Passeri.  Calling hours will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday Oct. 23 at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton.  The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David B. Morris, pastor of the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Contributions in Lillian’s memory may be directed to the charity of one’s choice.   –Towanda Daily Review

CUNICO –EMMA CUNICO ALLEN, 89, widow of Howard Henry Allen of Monroeton, Pa., passed away Monday evening, June 16, 2014 at the Schmeckenbecher Personal Care Home in Towanda Township, Pa. Emma was born in Raton, N.M. on Nov. 7, 1924, the daughter of Christopher and Antonio Basso Cunico. She was a graduate of Raton High School class of 1943 and in early years was employed as a telephone operator in Raton. Following her marriage to Howard Henry Allen in 1945, the couple made their home in the Monroeton area. Emma was employed by several garment manufacturing businesses and later assisted her husband in the operation of Allens Refuse Company and Allens Tavern in Monroeton. Emma enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, gardening and playing bingo. Surviving are her son, Dennis "Smokey" Allen of Monroeton; daughter, Paula Bahr and Frank Heath of Monroeton; grandchildren, Christopher Allen and wife Ann, Nicole Allen Baumbaugh and husband Charles, Derrick Allen, Anthony "Tony" Bahr and wife Heather and Natasha Allen; great-grandchildren, Seth Allen, Jessica Vandergrift, Abigail Allen, Madison Allen, Presley Fee, Dylan Bahr, Jamison Bahr and Charles Baumbaugh; sisters-in-law, Gladys Derr of Durell, Betty Dieffenbach of the Page Manor, Athens, Elsie Bailey of Durell, Donna Morningstar of Monroeton; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Beatrice Stranger and Donald Stranger of Franklindale; brother-in-law, Rex Allen Jr. of Williamsport, Pa.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Henry Allen on Aug. 24, 2003; daughter-in-law, Laura Allen; and by several brothers and sisters. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 20, 2014 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA or to the Animal Care Sanctuary, PO Box A, East Smithfield, PA in Emma's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 6/18/2014

CURTIS - Carl Francis Curtis Jr., 64, of 117 William Street, Towanda, diedTuesday evening, May 21, 2002 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born Dec. 8, 1937 in Sayre, he was the son of the late Carl Sr. and Mary MOSIER Curtis.  He was a graduate of Athens High School and later served in the U.S. Navy.  On Nov. 1, 1963, he married the former Leona SICK in Ulster.  In earlier years, he was employed by Val Chem in Waverly, NY, and later was employed by Sylvania Eletric Co. in Towanda as a security officer for 38 years until his retirement.  He was a life member of the Towanda Outdoor Motor Club and a member of the Bridge Street Rod and Gun Club.  He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting camping and spending time with his grandchildren.  He is survived by: his wife, Leona Sick at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Carl III and Sandra Curtis of French Asylum and Larry E. and Lisa Curtis of Wysox; five grandchildren, Cassandra, Carlina, Amber, Dylan and Lindsay; a brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Diane Curtis of Ulster; sister and brother-in-law Ruth Ann and Leslie Mingos of Ulster; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a very good friend, Kathy Cook of Ulster.  He was predeceased by an infant son, Brain Edward Curtis.  The famill will receive friends Friday, May 24 from 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral HOme 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 25, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Roger Griffith of the Wysox Presbyterian Church officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, with Towanda American Legion Post NO. 42 according full military honors.  The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assocition, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720.   Submitted by Reva Wagner from the Daily Review 23 May 2002.

CURTIS –GLADYS MAE ACKLEY, 80, of Powell, Pa., passed away Sunday morning, Sept. 7, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Gladys was born in Asylum Township, Pa. on July 9, 1934, the daughter of George and Rena Chilson Curtis. She enjoyed spending time at home with her family, caning, sewing, crocheting and caring for her animals. Gladys was a life member of the Monroeton Gun Club. Surviving are her husband, Charles Ackley; children, Cynthia Isbell and husband Fred of Ulster, Wanda Benjamin and husband William Yates of Towanda, Arthur Everly and wife Colleen of North Rome, Alan Everly of Waverly, Alexander Everly and wife Charlotte of Towanda; step-children, Charles Ackley and wife Mary of Franklindale, Richard Ackley and wife Pat of North Towanda, Jesse Ackley of Franklindale, Diane Sites and husband Edward who were her devoted caregivers of Monroeton, Mary Jane Arteaga of Florida, Shepard Ackley and wife Linda of Towanda, Frank Ackley and wife Sharon of Florida; brothers, Charles Wandell of Elmira, N.Y., Jerry Curtis of North Carolina; sister, Marjorie Colegrove of Rome; as well as numerous grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Charles Everly on May 6, 1977; step-son, Jim Whitson in 2013; brother, Donald Wandell; and sister, Betty Curtis. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting Gladys' family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 9/9/2014

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