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

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Bradford County Memorial Park, Burlington Township, Bradford County, PA
Obituaries 

 

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

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

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


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



FARR –BEVERLY A. REDMOND, 67 of Waverly, died Monday Sept. 18, 2006 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre following an extended illness.  Born Oct. 14, 1938 in Waverly, she was the daughter of the late Minor and Mary Dixon Farr.  She worked as a Nurse's Aid at the Heritage Nursing Home for 18 years and was a former member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church.  She enjoyed crocheting, shuffleboard and Yahtzee. She was a beloved mother and grandmother.  She is predeceased by: her husband, Robert Redmond; companion, Lem Foster; brothers, Mike and Don and sisters, Patty and Betty.  She is survived by: her children, Sandra and Keith Llewellyn, of Tunkhannock, Pa., Stephen and Pam Paris, of Middlebury Center, Pa., Scott and Connie Paris, of Camptown, Pa., Kimberlee and Lance Kitchen, of Haymarket, Va., Robert and Tina Redmond, of Gainesville, Ga., and Rebecca and Christopher Penny, of Harford, Pa.; 16 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; siblings, Jeanette and Peter Walters of Wyalusing, Sally and Lloyd Beatty of Waverly, Yolanda Heeman of Williamsport, Pa., John and Mary Farr of Laceyville, Pa., George Farr of Carbondale, Pa.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends and family may call Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Paul Case of the Pilgrim Holiness Church, Sayre officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

NANCY BAILEY FENNER, 87, of Towanda RR1, North Towanda Township, Pa. died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005 at the Manor, West Burlington Township, Pa.  Born July 25, 1917 in North Towanda Township she was the daughter of the late Charles and Sarah Edna Bailey Fenner.  Nancy was a graduate of Towanda High School and in early years was employed in Elmira, N.Y.  She later returned home to care for her parents who were in declining health.  She also assisted her family in the operation of the family farm in North Towanda Township for many years.  Nancy was a member of the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church.  Nancy will fondly remembered by her cousins and many good friends who survive her for her gentle, kind and courageous personality.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Gladys Edna Fenner on July 18, 2004.  The funeral and committal service will be held Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. William Lusk, pastor of the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  Friends may call Saturday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  Friends who wish may direct memorial contributions to the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church in Nancy Bailey Fenner’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

THOMAS CHARLES FENNER, 89, of Towanda RR 1, North Towanda Township, died Sunday, July 18, 2004, at the Manor in West Burlington Township.  Born Oct. 3, 1914, in North Towanda Township, he was a son of the late Charles and Sarah Edna Bailey Fenner.  Thomas was a graduate of Towanda High School and operated the family farm in North Towanda Township for many years.  He was a member of the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church.  He is survived by his sister Nancy Bailey Fenner of Troy RR 3, and several cousins.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Edna Fenner, on July 1, 1997.  The funeral and committal service will be held Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. William Lusk, pastor of the Luthers Mills United Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Friends may call on Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church in Thomas Charles Fenner’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

FENTON Beverly Jane [d.17 Feb. 2006]
Robert Dean Hansell, Jr., 62, of Sayre died
June 15, 2010, and Beverly Jane (Fenton) Hansell 62, of Sayre died February 17, 2006. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside memorial services on Wednesday, June 30 at 2 p.m. at the Bradford County Memorial Park Cemetery, Luther Mills, PA., where they will be laid to rest together. Robert will receive full Military Honors. Beverly was pre-deceased by an infant daughter Tina Lee Chandler. Robert and Beverly are survived by Sons and daughters-in-law: Shawn Hennesy Cain of Colombia Cross Roads, PA.; Gerald (Michelle) Chandler of Rome, PA., Dale (Felicia) Chandler of Milan, PA.; Brent (Christi) Chandler of Towanda, PA.  Daughter: Angel and (Thomas Sweet) of Big Flats, NY.  Several very special grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and friends also survive. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the organization of their choice.   Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810. - Sayre Morning Times, June 30, 2010

 

FENTON LuLu F. Ervine

86, of Waverly, N.Y., died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital.  She was born on February 7, 1927 to the late William H. and Mary N. May Fenton.  LuLu was a member of the Waverly Methodist Church and the Methodist Women. She worked for Belle Knitting and Sayre Lingerie prior to retiring. She was a prior member of Waverly Senior Citizens.  She is predeceased by her husband Curtis Ervine, and brother-in-law Paul Rolls.  LuLu is survived by her children Linda (David) Boucounis of Endwell, Robert Ervine of Elmira, Sandra (Douglas) Kosty of Vestal, and Curtis Ervine, Jr. of Johnson City; grandsons Kevin Kosty and Ryan Kosty; brother William (Marguerite) Fenton of Sayre; sister Shirley Rolls of East Athens, and several nieces and nephews.  Friends and family may call on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, from 1-2 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens. A memorial service will follow at the funeral home at 2 p.m. 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 LuLu's memory to the: Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung Street, Waverly, NY 14892.   Sayre Morning Times – October 18, 2013

 

FENTON –MYRTLE E. KNELLER, formerly of Wilmot Twp., New Albany, died on Sunday, July 21, 1996, following an illness, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, at the age of 82.  Mrs. Kneller was the daughter of the late Peter and Lucille Bates Fenton and was born on Aug. 26, 1914, in Hollenback.  She and her husband, Cyrus E. Kneller, owned and operated a farm in Wilmot for many years until his death in January 1976.  Myrtle enjoyed all the activities of the farm and her life in the community about her, whether it was baking for her family and friends, or making quilts with the ladies aid of the Hollenback Methodist Church, or the business of the Wilmot Grange.  Mrs. Kneller is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kneller of New Albany, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Kneller of Merryall, Pa., Mr. Keith Kneller of Safety Harbor, Fla., and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Kneller of East Troy, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. William (Marjorie) Stringer of Dallstown, Pa.; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Gerald Scouten and Mrs. Dorothy LaFrance.  She is preceded in death by three brothers, Edward, William, and George, and two sisters, Leona and Edna.  The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 1996, at 11 a.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home of 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Gayle Roberts of the Hollenback Methodist Church, her pastor officiating.  Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday evening, July 23, from 7 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will follow in the Bradford County Memorial Park of Luthers Mills.   In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the Hollenback United Methodist Church in care of Wayne Rosengrant, RR, Sugar Run, PA, or the Dushore Ambulance Association Julia Street, Dushore, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

JOHN JACOB FERRY SR., 50, of 1908 Taylor Dr., Gastonia, N.C. formerly of Horseheads, N.Y. and Mosierville, PA died Sunday July 3, 1988 at the Chapel Hill Medical Center, Chapel Hill, N.C. following an industrial accident. Born March 13, 1938 in Latrobe, Pa., he was a son of the late Jacob John and Mary Alice Shearer Ferry. John was a 1955 graduate of Labtrobe High School and following graduation entered the U.s. Marine Corps. He was later employed by the Delta Drilling Company in Tyler, Texas for three years, the Bendix Corp. (Fassett Corp.) in Elmira for 25 years. For the fast two years he was employed by Easco Hand Tools Inc. in Gastonia. Mr. Ferry was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Gastonia, an auxiliary member of the Elmira Heights, N.Y. American Legion Post and a former member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Elmira. John was devoted to his family and was a former Little League coach and Boy Scout leader in Mosierville. He was an avid golfer and was a former member of the Fassett Golf League and presently a member of the Easco Golf League. He is survived by his wife, Janice Giffen Ferry at home, formerly of Towanda; two daughters, Lois Ann Ferry of Playa Del Ray, Calif. and Michelle Allegra Ferry of Horseheads; a son, John Jacob Ferry Jr. of Gastonia, N.C.: four sisters: Mrs. Anna Long of New Alexandria, Pa., Mrs. Nancy Kowinsky of latrobe, Mrs. Patricia Burke of New Stanton, Pa. and Mrs. David (Ida) Butcher of Virginia; three brothers: Allan and Charles Ferry, both of Latrobe and Ronald Ferry of Rimersburg, Pa.; several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Alice May Strouble. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Gastonia. The funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorials be directed to the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in care of Barbara Reese, 1915 S. New Hope Road, Gastonia, N.C. –Towanda Daily Review

 

FIELD Leon E. Field

81, of Old Plank Road, Towanda, Pa., died Friday morning May 13, 2011 following an extended illness. Leon was born in Pike Twp., Pa., on Feb. 19, 1930, the son of Thomas and Helen Travis Field. In early years, he attended school in LeRaysville and worked on the family farm in Pike Twp.  On Oct. 15, 1955, he married the former Marcia Root at the First United Methodist Church in Towanda. Leon was employed by the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens for several years and by E.I. DuPont in Towanda for over 20 years until his retirement in 1992. Leon was devoted to his family and was a hard worker. He enjoyed spending time with his family, camping and bowling. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals Baseball fan.  Surviving are: his wife of 55 years, Marcia at home; children, Kathryn G. Field and Randy L. Field both of Towanda, Jeffrey L. Field and wife Theresa of Rome; grandchildren, Carey Smith of Elizabeth City, N.C., Kimberly Brown and husband Shane of Rome; special great-granddaughter, Alexis Kenney; sister, Lillian Rockefeller of Endicott, N.Y., brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Quinn and Donna Root of Summerfield, Fla.; sister-in-law, Donna Field of Owego, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; his canine companion, Rose.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Stanley and Clarence Field.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, at the funeral home with Pastor Jason Laudermilch of the Herrickville Wesleyan Church officiating.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the American Red Cross, 5 Bridge St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Leon's memory.   Towanda Daily Review - May 15, 2011

 

STANLEY M. FIELD, 63, OF Owego, NY, formerly of LeRaysville, PA died Thursday April 2, 1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital following a long illness. He was born in Johnson City, NY on Jan. 24, 1924, a son of the late Thomas Field and Helen Travis Field. Mr. Field operated a farm in the LeRaysville area for 40 years and retired from the Owego Highway Department. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene Church in Owego. Besides his mother, Mr. Field is survived by his wife, Dorothy M. Field of Owego: two sons and daughters-in-law: Stanley (Buck) and Martha Field Jr. of Towanda and William and Betsy Field of East Smithfield; two daughters and sons-in-law: Jeanne and Richard Colwell of Nichols and Patricia Ann and Robert Collman of Towanda; nine grandchildren; two brothers: Leon Field of Towanda and Clarence Field of Owego and a sister, Lillian Rockefeller of Endicott, NY; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. The funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene in Owego with the Rev. David E. Downs officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills. Friends may call Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the church. The family suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Society and the Memorial Fund at the Church of the Nazarene. Arrangements are being made by the Allen Manzer Funeral Home in Candor, NY. –Towanda Daily Review

 

FINLAN - Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Finlan Jr., 86, of Broadview Heights, Ohio formerly of Towanda, Pa., died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009 in Broadview Heights, Ohio following an extended illness. Larry was born in Elmira, N.Y. on Aug. 1, 1923, the son of the late Lawrence J. Finlan Sr. and Mary DILTZ Finlan. After graduating from Towanda High School, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  While stationed with the Navy in Washington, D.C., Larry met his future wife the former Ellen FARRIS.  Larry was employed by the Ohio Bell Telephone Company which is now AT&T for many years until his retirement. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 40 years. Larry enjoyed music and was an accomplished musician.  He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ellen "Deb" Farris Finlan at home.  Family and friends may call Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa.  A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009 at 10 a.m. at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, Pa.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  17 October 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

FINOGLE Robert E.
Age 62, of Troy, PA, diedon Monday, June 1, 2009, at the Robert Packer Hospital surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Gayle M. (Ward) Finogle whom he married on September 5, 1997 and had over eleven happy years together. He was a longtime employee of the Calkins Motor Company in Troy. Family and friends are welcome to call from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 5, 2009, and again from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 6th, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. The funeral service to honor Bob's life will be held at 11:00 on Saturday, June 6th, with Rev. Garry Zuber of the First Baptist Church of Troy officiating and being assisted by Jody Kenyon. Burial will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park with Military Honors given by the Troy Veterans Honor Guard.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/3/2009

FINOGLE - Robert E. Finogle, 62, of Troy, Pa., diedon Monday, June 1, 2009, at the Robert Packer Hospital surrounded by his family.  He was the loving husband of Gayle M. (WARD) Finogle, to whom he married on Sept. 5, 1997, and had more than 11 happy years together.  Family and friends are welcome to call from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, June 5, 2009, and again from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. The funeral service to honor Bob's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, with Rev. Garry Zuber of the First Baptist Church of Troy officiating and being assisted by Jody Kenyon. Burial will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park with military honors given by the Troy Veterans Honor Guard.  Bob was born on March 13, 1947, in Troy, Pa., son of the late Benjamin A. Finogle and Dortha J. (BROWN) Finogle of Shillington, Pa. He was a 1966 graduate of Wilson High School and was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, serving from 1966-1968 in the Vietnam War. After serving his country in the Marines, Bob came back to Troy and in 1968 started his career with Calkins Motors Co. He recently retired from Calkins Motors after being their service manager for many years. Bob was a member of the Troy V.F.W. Post 714 and the American Legion Post 49, the Troy Rod and Gun Club, the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Mopar Madness of the Lehigh Valley Car Club, and was an avid hunter of turkey, deer, and bear.  Bob is survived by: his loving wife Gayle; his mother Dortha; his daughters Rhonda Lattimer of Wilawana, Pa., Wendy (Jack) Harris of Palm Coast, Fla., and Kimberly (Brian) Zimmerman of San Diego, Calif.; his grandchildren Tyler, Derrick, Errica, Trey, Tori, Tifani, Korey, Brandi and Evan; his brothers Larry (Susan) Finogle of Sinking Springs, Pa., Dale Finogle of Shillington, Pa., Dewayne "Radar" Finogle of Troy, Pa., Rich Finogle of Hamburg, Pa., and David (Kelly) Finogle of Sinking Springs, Pa.; his sisters Carol Wentzel of Galen Hall, Pa., Barb Finogle of Dallas, Pa., Linda (Tom) Zeimer of West Lawn, Pa., and Deb (Jay) Schwambach of Mount Penn, Pa.; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Bob was preceded in death by: his father Benjamin; his brothers Butch and Jeff Finogle; and his sister Connie Henry.  Memorial contributions may be made in Bob's memory to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701, or to the Troy Vet's Club, 1 Veteran's Drive, Troy, PA 16947.  03 June 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

ANDREW FINNERTY
 Andrew Finnerty, 74, of Ulster RR 2, Burlington Twp. died Tuesday, September 3, 1991 at the Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella following an extended illness. Born January 15, 1917 in Burlington Twp., he was a son of Gilbert and Margaret Wilson Finnerty. Andrew was a lifelong farmer of Burlington Twp. where he served as a township supervisor and school bus driver for several years. He was also formerly employed by American Bridge Works, Elmira, Westinghouse Corp., Horseheads, NY and Sylvania Electric in Towanda. He is survived by his children, Almer Finnerty of Burlington, Sandra Poore of Marlton, NJ, Douglas Finnerty of Wellsville, NY, Dean Finnerty of Cuba, NY, Andrew Finnerty Jr. of Ulster RR 2, Colleen Arnold of Wysox, Daniel Finnerty of Reading, CA, Ruthann McNeal of Reston, VA and Chris Placid of Philadelphia; several grandchildren; sisters, Ellie Bailey of Canton, Elizabeth Place of Towanda and Rosella Leonard of Elmira; brothers, Gilbert of Watertown, NY, John and James, both of Columbia Cross Roads, Gavin of Ulster, Martin of Towanda, George of Gillett and Gordon of Elmira; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a brother, William Finnerty. Funeral services were held September 6 at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home in Ulster with the Rev. Jon Bausman officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. (TGR, Thursday, September 12, 1991)

FINNERTY Dale J. Finnerty
66,  East Smithfield, went to be with his Lord, December 19, 2010 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was the loving husband of Ida (Vroman) Finnerty who he married in 1995. Born on September 21, 1944 in Troy, he was the son of the late John and Doris (McClure) Finnerty.  He was a graduate of East Smithfield High School (SRU) and was a veteran of the United States Navy.  After the navy he became a farmer.  He was a member of the E. Smithfield Federated Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8675 Troy. Surviving are his wife Ida; children: Suzette (Jody) Finnerty Bates, East Smithfield; Thomas D. (Brenda) Finnerty also of East Smithfield; Rachel Trent (Tim Ferger), Waverly, NY, Stacy (Daryl) Kent, Troy; Dannielle (Mike) Bramley, Forest City, PA, Suzzette Woodruff, East Smithfiel and Adam Vroman also of East Smithfield; fourteen grandchildren; one great grandchild; brothers Alfred (Beverly) Finnerty), Columbia Cross Roads and Gavin (Ellen) Finnerty, East Smithfield; sister Judy (Vincent) Arena, Litchfield, PA, along with several nieces and nephews. Dale was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife Ann (Gerould) Finnerty. Family and friends are welcome to call from 6:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, December 23, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 110 West Main Street Troy, PA.  The funeral service to honor Dale’s life will be held at 7:00 PM on Thursday, December 23 at the funeral home with his pastor, Rev. Stan Gill, officiating.  Burial will be private and at the convenience of Dale’s family in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made in Dale’s memory to the American Lung Association 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006 or to the East Smithfield Federated Church 257 Church 591 Church Street, P.O. Box 7, East Smithfield, PA 18817. Canton Sentinel - December 23, 2010

JAMES E. FINNERTY
 James E. Finnerty, 24, of Milan RR 1 (Smithfield Township) died Sunday, December 29, 1991. Born October 20, 1967, in North Towanda Township, he was a son of Gavin L. and Ellen Jane Litteer Finnerty. He was a 1987 graduate of SRU High School and later served in the US Army for four years, receiving his honorable discharge from the military June 30, 1991.  At the time of his death, he was employed at the dairy farm of Stuart Wrisley. Mr. Finnerty enjoyed hunting and softball in his leisure time. He is survived by his wife, the former Deborah Bryan who he married July, 1988, at home; his parents, Gavin L. and Ellen Jane Finnerty of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2; sister, Carrie Finnerty of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2; grandparents, John and Doris Finnerty of Columbia Cross Roads, Robert and Erla Finnerty of Gillett RR and Everett and Alice Litteer of Stanfield, NC; mother and father-in-law, Agnes and William Bryan of Milan; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held January 2 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bishop Earl Mayo officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park with Towanda American Legion Post 42 according military honors.  Arrangements were by the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda. The family suggests memorials may be sent to the charity or organization of one's choice in James E. Finnerty's memory. (TGR, Thursday, January 9, 1992)

John B. FINNERTY, age 81, of Columbia Cross Roads RR2, PA died Saturday, October 30, 1999 at Troy Community Hospital.  Mr. Finnerty was born December 4, 1917 in Stevensville, PA a son of Gilbert and Margaret Wilson Finnerty.  Mr. Finnerty was a life-long farmer.  He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Doris G. McClure Finnerty; sons, Alfred Andrew(Beverly) Finnerty, Garvin Lewis (Ellen) Finnerty and Dale John (Ida) Finnerty, all of Columbia Cross Roads; a daughter, Judy Grace (Vincent) Arena of Athens, PA; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; brothers, James Finnerty of Columbia Cross Roads, George Finnerty of Gillett, PA, Martin Finnerty of Towanda, PA, Gavin Finnerty of Ulster, PA and Gordon Finnerty of Johnson City, NY; sisters, Elizabeth Place of Towanda, PA, Nellie Morse of Troy, PA and Rosellia Finnerty of Binghamton, NY.  Mr. Finnerty was preceded in death by grandson, James Finnerty in 1991; brothers, William in 1986, Andrew in 1991 and Gilbert in 1997.   Funeral services were held November 2 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating and burial to be in Bradford Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.

FINNERTY –MARY E. ‘LIZZIE’ PLACE, 93, widow of Leonard B. Place Sr. of Towanda RR2, Pa. died Thursday evening, Jan. 18, 2005 at the Casselbury Personal Care Home, Asylum Twp., Pa.  Born Jan. 5, 1912 in Towanda Twp., Pa. she was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Margaret Wilson Finnerty.  On Feb. 3, 1934 she married Leonard B. Place who preceded her in death on Jan. 30, 1990.  In earlier years Elizabeth was employed by several area restaurants in the Towanda and Monroeton areas.  Her main interest in life surrounded her home and family.  Elizabeth enjoyed working in her flower garden, crocheting, knitting and sewing.  Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law; James H. and Marilyn Place of Towanda and Howard and Sharon Place of Towanda; a daughter and son-in-law; Laura and Henry Elliott of Milton, Fla.; 2 daughters-in-law; Edna J. Place of Towanda and Mary Lou Place of Towanda; 15 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brothers James Finnerty of Columbia Cross Roads, Martin Finnerty of Sebring, Fla., a sister and brother-in-law; Rosella and Carol Leonard of Elmira, N.Y.; a sister-in-law; Esther Finnerty of Ulster; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by: 2 sons; Leonard Place Jr. on July 31, 1984, Donald M. Place on March 25, 2003, a granddaughter, Susan Lee Thompson Buffington on Feb. 28, 1981; brothers, William, Andrew, George, Gilbert Jr., John, Gordon and Gavin Finnerty, a sister Nellie Bailey Morse.  Funeral services will be private.  There are no calling hours.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

FINNERTY –MS. MARY S. (FINNERTY) STEVENS age 23 of Elmira, NY, Tuesday, November 29, 1988.  Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.  The Rev. Frederick Turner, officiating.  Interment in Bradford Co. Memorial Park.  Survived by one son, Jeremey Finnerty; parents, Irene Finnerty of Elmira and Burr Finnerty of Indiana; sisters, Dawn Weisberg and Irene Finnerty both of Elmira; brothers, Ronnie Finnerty, Burr Finnerty Jr. of Indiana, Stanley Finnerty of Elmira; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/30/1988

FINNERTY –NELIE FINNERTY BAILEY MORSE, age 92, a resident of the Bradford County Manor, formerly of Towanda, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000.  Born Feb. 16, 1908, in Towanda Township, she was a daughter of the late Gilbert and Margaret Wilson Finnerty.  On Feb. 18, 1924, she married Lincoln Abraham Bailey.  During her early years of marriage she was dedicated to her home, family and farm.  After her family was grown, she was employed by the Bradford County Manor for a number of years in the 1970s.  On Feb. 17, 1975, her husband, Lincoln Abraham Bailey, died.  On July 2, 1977, she married Edwin T. Morse, who preceded her in death on June 16, 1983.  Surviving are her 10 children and their spouses; Ruth and John Herbert of Towanda, Ray and Ellen Bailey of Towanda, Tom Bailey of Arizona, Georgia and Howard Felker of Ransom, Pa., Joyce and Howard Smith of Georgia, Alice and Cosby Dudley of North Carolina, Howard Bailey of Towanda, Mary and Frank Smith of Florida, William Bailey of Towanda, and Sherry and Ray Werkheiser of Ohio; 52 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins; brothers Gavin Finnerty of Ulster, Jim Finnerty of Columbia Cross Roads and Martin Finnerty of Towanda; brother and sister-in-law George and Barb Finnerty of Gillett; and sisters, Elizabeth Place of Towanda and Rosellia Leonard of Binghamton.  She was preceded in death by her children, Edna Badger, Bessie Quackenbush and infant twins at birth, and brothers, Gilbert, John, Gordon and Andrew Finnerty.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Roger Griffith, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FINNERTY Nellie Bailey MORSE, age 92, a resident of Bradford County Manor, formerly of Towanda, Pa, died Sunday, November 5, 000.  Born February 16, 1908 in Towanda Township, she was a daughter of the late Gilbert and Margaret Wilson Finnerty.  After her family was grown she was employed by the Bradford County Manor for a number of years in the 1970’s.  She is survived by ten children and 52 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Gavin Finnerty of Ulster, PA, Jim Finnerty of Columbia Cross Roads, PA and Martin Finnerty of Towanda, PA; brother and sister-in-law, George and barb Finnerty of Gillett; two sisters.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lincoln Abraham Bailey, in 1975; her second husband, Edwin t. Morse, in 1983; infant twins and two other children; brothers, Gilbert, John, Gordon and Andrew Finnerty.  Funeral services were held November 9 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the rev. Roger Griffith, Pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills. Troy Gazette Register

WILLIAM D. FINNERTY, 65, of Spring Hill, (Wyalusing RD 1) died Friday afternoon Dec. 26, 1986 at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda following an extended illness. Born Dec. 16, 1921 in Towanda Twp., he was a son of Gilbert and Margaret Wilson Finnerty. After attending the Towanda Twp. School he was associated with the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp at Laquin. He was then employed for many years at the Fox Chase Farms. For the past 15 years he was associated with his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Hoffman in the operation of their farm on Spring Hill. He was affiliated with the Spring Hill Methodist Church. His wife, Florence Swain Finnerty, predeceased him on Nov. 24, 1961. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Norman (Marilyn) Hoffman, Spring Hill: a son, William G. Hicks, Mercur Hill; a step-daughter, Mrs. James (Betty) Tunnicliff, Wyalusing RD 3: a step-son, Gerald Hicks, Athens: eight brothers, Gilbert Finnerty, Watertown RD, NY, James Finnerty, Columbia Cross Roads, George Finnerty, Saco, Andrew Finnerty, Saco, Martin Finnerty, Towanda RD 4, John Finnerty, Burlington RD, Gavin Finnerty, Saco, Gordon Finnerty, Binghamton, NY: three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Morse, Gillett RD 1, Mrs. Leonard (Elizabeth) Place, Towanda RD 4: Mrs. Carl (Rosella) Leonard, Binghamton; 12 grandchildren; 15 step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral and committal services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Vaughn glover officiating. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home Monday 7-9 p.m. The family requests that memorials be directed to the American Lung Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 302 North Main Ave., Scranton, PA. –Towanda Daily Review

FISCHER –ISABEL GILMORE FISCHER SCHULZE, 85, died Sunday April 5, 1987 at Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, NY. Born March 24, 1902 in Philadelphia she was the daughter of the late Charles Fischer and the former Helen Cowden Fischer. She was the spouse of the later Walter Arthur Schulze who she married in Philadelphia at the Incarnation Lutheran Church on August 31, 1931. Mrs. Schulze was a resident of Philadelphia until 1958 when she moved to New Era until 1980. She later relocated to State College, PA until 1983 and spent her final years at the Wellsville Manor, Wellsville, NY. Isabel was educated at the West Philadelphia High School and graduated from Philadelphia Normal School in 1922. She received her BS in education from the University of Pennsylvania in 1960 and she also attended Cornell University and the Pennsylvania State University. She was an elementary and industrial arts teacher in the Philadelphia School District for 20 years, from 1922 to 1943 and was also employed as an elementary teacher in the Wyalusing School District for nine years, 1958 to 1967. Mrs. Schulze was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Towanda and was also a member and officer of Wyalusing Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. She was also a First Aid Instructor for the American National Red Cross during World War II and a Girl Scout den mother for seven years. Her survivors include a son, Dr. Walter Arthur Schulze and daughter-in-law, Joan Marie Schulze of Alfred Station, NY and three grandchildren: Luke Eric, Heidi Marie and Gretchan Elizabeth Schulze, also of Alfred Station. Relatives and friends are invited to call Thursday, April 8 at 10 a.m. at the Kerr Funeral Home, Church Street, Wyalusing and to attend her service from the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Maurice Hart officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed in her memory to Trinity Lutheran Church, 908 Main St., Towanda. –Towanda Daily Review

FITZGERALD - BETTY BROWN
Betty Brown, 73, of Troy RR 3, PA, died Tuesday, January 18, 1994 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. She was born July 28, 1920 in Columbia Township, Bradford County, PA, the daughter of Michael and Olive Wolfe Fitzgerald. She was a life-time member of St. John's Catholic Church, Troy and a member of the Troy Senior Citizens.  She was employed for many years with the Troy Community Hospital, working in the kitchen. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Gerald May Sr. of Gillett RR 1; daughter, Sally McClintic of Troy RR 3; grandchildren Gerald May Jr., Laurie A. May, Brian May and Michael McClintic.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Michael Fitzgerald Jr. and Richard Fitzgerald. A Mass of Christian Burial was held January 21 at St. John's Catholic Church in Troy with Father Bert S. Kozen officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to St. John's Catholic Church, Troy. (TGR, Thursday, January 25, 1994

DEVIN MICHAEL FIVES (Baby) was called home to the Lord and angels on Saturday, Feb, 25, 2006 from the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  He leaves behind his parents who will love him always, Michael and Doreen (Hicks) Fives of Troy; maternal grandparents, Kae Hicks of Troy and Bob and Micki Hicks of Troy; paternal grandparents, Nellie and Albert Toth of Windfall and John Fives Sr. of Sayre; uncles and aunts, Dawn Hicks of Troy, Tim (Lori) Hicks of Millerton Scott Hicks of Williamsport, Bill (Anne) Hicks of Maryland, Joe (Cami) Donna (Harry) Courts of Hatboro, Pa., Carol (Richard) Taylor of Sylvania and Ron (Debbie) Hicks of Selinsgrove; and several cousins.  Baby Devin was predeceased by his great-grandparents; Gladys and Warren Stehr, Ivan and Eleanor Hicks and George and Florence Fives.  Funeral services will be private with interment at the Bradford County Memorial Park Cemetery.  Arrangements are in the care of the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton.

FLANNERY –ELIZABETH FLANNERY DODGE, 76, of South Towanda Township, died Tuesday, July 23, 1985, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following a brief illness.   Born Nov. 10, 1908 in Towanda, she was the daughter of Thomas and Mary Jordan Flannery.  She graduated from Towanda High School and the Long Island College Hospital School of Nursing.  On June 19, 1938, she married Milton E. Dodge, who preceded her in death on Aug. 29, 1979.  Mrs. Dodge was employed by Metropolitan Life Insurance of New York for several years and was later employed by the Public Health Service of New York City until her retirement in 1964.  She was a member of the Iona Grange.  She is survived by three nieces, Mrs. C. K. (Jane) F. Reinhard of Canton, Mrs. William (Jeanne) Byrd of Melbourne Beach, Fla., Mrs. Edward (Marion) Flad of Palm Coast, Fla.; one nephew, William J. Kurz of Rockville, Md.; and several grandnieces and nephews.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at SS Peter and Paul Church, Towanda.  Internment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda tonight from 7 to 9 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FLEMING Frederick D.
70, of Millerton, PA, died on Monday, December 10, 2007, in the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. He is the husband of Catherine M. (Thompson) Fleming. The couple married on October 26, 1958 and had 49 happy years together. Family and friends are welcome to call from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, December 13, 2007, and again from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 14, 2007, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. The funeral service to honor Fred's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 14th, at the funeral home with Pastor Jennifer Wolf of the Jackson Center Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Fred was born on October 21, 1937 in Sayre, PA. He was son of the late Lawrence E. and Beatrice R. (Dexter) Fleming. Fred was a Troy High School graduate, class of 1956. After high school he joined the U.S. Army, serving from 1961-1963. Fred worked for Ward La France and American La France, both in Elmira, NY, but is best known in Millerton as the owner/operator of Fleming's Laundry Mat. He attended Jackson Center Methodist Church with his wife, Catherine. Fred is survived by his wife, Catherine of Millerton; his faithful pets and companions, Sandy and Sparkie; his brothers, Elwin E. Fleming of Granville Summit, PA, Clifford (Patricia) Fleming, also of Granville Summit, Charles (Sandra) Fleming of Whitehall, PA; his sister, Kathryn Seeley of Canton, PA; along with several nieces and nephews. His parents and his brother, William Fleming preceded Fred in death. Contributions may be made in Fred's memory to the Big Elm Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 249, Millerton, PA 16936.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/12/2007.

FORD   Cleone F. "Connie" FORD RUSNOCK, 80, widow of Joseph A. Rusnock, of Jacksonville, AL., formerly of Towanda and a native of Orwell, died Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at the National Healthcare Center, in Anniston, AL. Born February 4, 1923, in Orwell, she was a daughter of the late Claude FORD and Florence MANCHESTER FORD. "Connie" as she was known by her family and friends, attended the First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, and served as a Pink Lady at several hospital and nursing homes. She was a member of the Towanda Elks Lodge. Surviving are; two daughters, Carol R. JENKYN and her husband Thomas, of Jacksonville, AL, Beverlee R. TEIFER, of Seneca, Pa.; a son, J. David and his wife Linda, of Bulverde, TX; two sisters, Musette HOWLAND, of Rome, Kay Fice, of Wellsboro; five grandchildren, Dan, Chris and Brett RUSNOCK, and Joe and Christine JENKYN; a great-granddaughter, Madison HAYES; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by; her husband, Joseph A. RUSNOCK, on July 4, 1976; her parents, Claude and Florence FORD; a sister, Janice McCune; and two brothers, Lloyd and Stanley FORD.
The funeral service will be held Sunday, May 18, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Rev. Roger GRIFFITH, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association, North Alabama Chapter, Century Office Center-Suite 16, 3322 S. Memorial Parkway, Huntsville, AL 35801, or to New Beacon Hospice, P.O. Box 2581, Anniston, AL 36202, or to the American Cancer Society Region 7, 504 Brookewood Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35209, in Cleone F. Rusnock's memory.

FORD –MRS. CORA M. BLY, 86, LeRoy Twp. Died at the Bradford County Manor Tuesday, April 26, 1977 following and extended illness.  Funeral and committal services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from noon until the time of the services.  It is the family’s desire that memorials should be directed to the LeRoy Church of Christ for their Youth Camping Fund.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

 

FORD Eleanor L. Kisner

86, of Ulster, died Sunday afternoon, May 6, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Eleanor was born on Dec. 21, 1925, at home in West Burlington Twp., the daughter of John W. and Laura Campbell Ford. She attended the Luthers Mills School for 10 years and graduated from Troy High School in 1944. Eleanor began work as a housekeeper in 1942 in Athens. She later married Robert Edward Kisner on July 30, 1945 at the Luthers Mills Methodist Church. The couple resided in Smithfield Twp. for 29 years before moving to Ulster Twp. Eleanor later served as a caregiver for the elderly for 10 years. She was a very active member of the East Smithfield Methodist Church where she served as a trustee, secretary for the Ad Council for 14 years and as President of the United Methodist Women. Eleanor's devotion to the Lord was paramount in her life as she lived by the Golden Rule. She dedicated her life to assisting and caring for others.  She is survived by her husband of 66 years who was the love of her life, Robert Edward Kisner Sr.; her children and spouses, Robert E. Kisner Jr. and Linda Johnson Kisner of Ulster, Beverly Kisner Brewster and Dale Brewster of Milan, Bruce Kisner and Judy Wilson Kisner of Wyalusing and Denise Kisner Shaffer and Francis Shaffer of Towanda; grandchildren Leslie Ann ( Matthew) Patton, Sherry Diane Brewster, Robert Edward Kisner III, Kelly Lou Kisner, Andrew Wayne Kisner, Adam James Shaffer and Jason Robert Shaffer; great-grandchildren Breanna Marie Kisner, Robert Edward Kisner IV, Kaitlyn Laura Kisner, McKenna Elizabeth Patton and Delanie Anne Patton, all whom she loved dearly; a brother, Gordon (Kay) Ford of Towanda; and sisters Jane Welch of Troy, Lucelia (Harold) Trexler of Sayre and Esther Finnerty of Ulster. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers John Clinton Ford and Albert Ford and sisters Dorothy Stevens and Doris Munn. The funeral service will be held at noon on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Rev. Lavern Jackson, pastor of the East Smithfield Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Contributions may be directed to the East Smithfield Methodist Church in Eleanor's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – May 8, 2012

 

JOHN W. FORD, 91, a longtime resident of Towanda died early Thursday morning March 23, 1989 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born Aug. 16, 1897 on Indian Hill, Laceyville, he was a son of David Albert and Mary Miller Ford. On Nov. 8, 1919 he married the former Laura Campbell. She preceded him in death on Feb. 3, 1988. Mr. Ford was employed in earlier years by several farmers in the area and later by the Pennsylvania Department of Highways in Towanda for over 30 years, retiring on Sept. 21, 1959. Surviving are two sons: Albert Ford of LeRaysville and Gordon Ford of Towanda; six daughters: Mrs. Earl (Dorothy) Stevens of Laddsburg, Mrs. Lucelia Brown of Nichols, NY, Mrs. Gavin (Esther) Finnerty and Robert (Eleanor) Kisner, both of Ulster RD 2, Mrs. Douglas (Doris) Munn of Lake Park, FL, Mrs. Alton (Jane) Welch of Troy RD 3; 32 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Helen Green of Scranton; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also preceded in death by a son, John Clinton Ford on June 23, 1978. The funeral and committal service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Stephen Livermore, pastor of the Burlington United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, Greater Philadelphia Affiliate, the Bourse, Suite 570, 21 South Fifth St., Philadelphia, PA. –Towanda Daily Review

 

CECIL B. FORREST, Age 79 of 215 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY, Saturday, November 14, 1981.  Calling hours Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens.  Services Wednesday at 2 p.m.; Rev. James Warner officiating.  Burial Bradford County Memorial Park.  Survived by wife, Dorothy; daughter, Nancy Coolbaugh of Waverly; son, Robert of S. Waverly; three stepchildren, John Elston of Elmira, Elizabeth Elston of Ithaca and Mary Beechey of Big Flats; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brother, Ervin of Whitney Point, NY.  He was a retired farmer from the E. Troy area.  (Ervin should read "Irvin") –Elmira Star Gazette.

 

JAMES FORREST, age 72 of Troy, PA, Monday, March 15, 1982.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thursday at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Kenneth Marble.  Burial Bradford County Memorial Park.  Family will furnish flowers.  Memorials may be directed to Austinville Union Church Bldg. Fund, c/o Rev. Kenneth Marble, RD 1 Troy, PA.  Survived by wife of 47 years, Naomi; daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Eunice) Wilston of Troy, Shirley Forrest of Elmira, NY, Mrs. Charles (Lorraine) Geiger of Elmira, Mrs. Fred (Pearl) Stroud Jr. of Troy, Mrs. David (Donna) Kohut of Roseville, PA; sons, James Forrest of Mainesburg, PA, David Forrest of St. Petersburg, FL; sister, Mrs. Douglas (Melissia) Spencer of E. Troy, 12 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.  He was a member of Austinville Union Church and a retired farmer. –Elmira Star Gazette

 

FORREST Nancy L. Coolbaugh

78, of Waverly, N.Y. died on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital, following an extended illness.  She was born on May 5, 1933 in Mansfield, Pa., the daughter of the late Cecil and Cordia Smith Forrest.  Nancy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved to work in her flower gardens and she was wellknown for her beautiful knitted baby clothing.  She is predeceased by her daughters, Linda and Mary Rose; her son, Edward; and brother, Robert Forrest.  Nancy is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Phillip; her children, Jean and David Lorenti of North Haven, C.T., Phillip L. Coolbaugh of Waverly, N.Y., Ann Vough of Barton, N.Y., Michelle and Randy Lee of Gillette, Pa., 13 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.  Friends and family may call at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond Street, Sayre, Pa., on Thursday, December 1, 2011, from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Funeral services will follow at the funeral Home at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield officiating. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made in Nancy’s memory to: Guthrie Cancer Fund, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840 C/O Research Center.  Sayre Morning Times – November 30, 2011

 

ROBERT D. FORREST, 63, of 27 Howard St., South Waverly died Sunday June 25, 1989 at Robert Packer Hospital. Born May 17, 1926 in Troy, he was the son of Cecil and Cordia Smith Forrest. He served with the US Army in Europe during World War II and was a member of Skiff-Bower VFW Post No. 1536, Sayre. Mr. Forrest moved to the valley in 1942 and was employed in the regrind department of Ingersoll-Rand, retiring in May 1988 after 44 years. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Timothy (Annette) Barrett of Lambertville, Mich. And Mrs. Eddy (Roberta) Reynolds of Bellefonte, PA; a sister, Mrs. Nancy Coolbaugh of Waverly; four granddaughters, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Dona in 1985 and a daughter, Veronica in 1965. Funeral and committal services will be held at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens on Wednesday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. William Wells, pastor of the North Waverly Chapel officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Par, Luthers Mills. –Towanda Daily Review

FRED FORYS, 87, of LeRaysville, Pa. passed away peacefully Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., surrounded by his loving family. Fred was born on Sept. 25, 1926 in Plymouth, Pa., the son of George and Lucy Stefanick Forys and later moved to the family farm in LeRaysville where he resided for 81 years. In early years, Fred was employed by General Electric in Johnson City, N.Y. and retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture in 1989, all the while working and managing the family farm. He loved the outdoors, working around his home and sports. He enjoyed being competitive in playing basketball, golf and bowling and watching his grandchildren participate in sporting events. Fred was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who treasured time spent with his family. He was a member of the South Warren Community Church. Surviving are his loving wife of over 61 years, Geraldine Ayers Forys; children, Micheal Forys and wife Lynn Chaffee Forys, Cindy Robinson and husband Milton, Teresa Forys-Savage and husband James, Mary Souto and husband Tom; grandchildren, Kelly and Matt Donahue, Kim and Todd Legg, Kari Forys and Taylor Smith, Jeremy and Becky Robinson, Shannon and Tommy Gorman, Lucille Edsell, Ryan Edsell and Nicole, Nathan Savage, Chelsie Souto and Cory Souto; eight great-grandchildren; his brother, Edward Forys as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Sophie Sienko. The funeral service will be held at noon on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Larry Pelton of the South Warren Community Church officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, in care of James Seipler, 606 Ridge Road, Rome, PA or to the South Warren Community Church, 3321 LeRaysville Road, Rome, PA in Fred Forys memory. –Towanda Daily Review 6/22/2014

 

FOSTER Donald Edward - Donald (Don) Edward Foster, age 91, was called home on Monday, July 19, 2010. His loving wife of almost 63 years, Mary (Wilcox) Foster, was by his side as he left this earthly realm for the heavenly one. Don, who died at Claiborne-Hughes Health Center in Franklin, Tenn., was born June 6, 1919 in Towanda, Pennsylvania. He was a resident of Towanda until moving to Brentwood, Tenn., in 2006. He was the only son of Perley and Hazel (Loomis) Foster and brother of the late Betty (Foster) Ferris. Don attended the old Third Ward School and graduated from Towanda High School in 1937. He was the first Bradford County volunteer under the military Selective Service System. He served in the Army from Nov. 27, 1940 until his honorable discharge on Dec. 6, 1941, one day prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He immediately re-enlisted on Dec. 11, 1941. He served overseas in Italy and Manila and was discharged from Fort Custer, Michigan on October 24, 1945 with rank of Staff Sergeant. Don was employed at the local DuPont plant for over 35 years before retiring in 1981. He was an active member of the Towanda United Methodist Church for over 85 years before moving to Brentwood, Tenn., in 2006. In addition, Don was a member of the following organizations; Union Lodge No. 108 F. & A.M., Towanda, Towanda American Legion, Post No. 42, and the Towanda Bowling Association Hall of Fame. In 2003, he was inducted into the Pennsylvania Voter's Hall of Fame, an honor bestowed upon him for over 50 years of voting in general elections. Don also proudly served as an American Legion Color Guard member for many years, participating in numerous funeral, memorial and honor services. Don was loved by all who met him. He made many life-long friends and touched the lives of all whom he met. His sense of humor delighted us, his sense of humility humbled us and his kindness and concern for others provided an example for us to follow. To know Don Foster, was to love him. Don is survived by Mary (Wilcox) Foster, loving wife of almost 63 years; and children, Richard (Mary) Foster, Brentwood, Tenn., David (Michelle) Foster of Lansdale, Pa., Ann (Foster) Brisbon of Maplewood, N.J. and Dan (Susan) Foster of State College, Pa. In addition he is survived by his grandchildren, Jason and Adam Foster, Emily and Abby Brisbon, Matt and Elizabeth Foster; and step-grandchild Joe (Tiffany) Rau. In addition he is survived by sisters-in-law, Alice Wilcox Roof and Lissy Wilcox; and brothers-in-law, Emery (Barbara) Wilcox, Donald E. (Connie) Wilcox; numerous nieces and nephews. Don was predeceased by Lauren and Betty Wilcox, Claude and Emily Wilcox and Harold Wilcox. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, July 23, 2010 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 24, at the First United Methodist Church, Main Street, Towanda, with the Rev. James Hollister, pastor, 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 has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be directed to the First United Methodist Church, 105 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848; or to a charity of one's choice in Don's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, July 21, 2010

 

FOSTER Doris F. Post (Grandma Heidi)

86, of RR 5 Towanda, Wysox Twp, Pa., died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.   Doris was born Dec. 14, 1924 in Sylvania, Pa., the daughter of the late Leon H. and Ida Bronson Foster. Doris married Ivan W. Post on March 23, 1944, and together they operated the family farm in Wysox Twp. for many years. Doris was also employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 10 years. She was a member of the Towanda Area Senior Citizens and DAR Lt. Asa Stevens Chapter where she served on the National Defense Committee, which was an officer's job, and also as historian in 2002. Doris was a member of the New Albany Widowed Persons Club with her friends Lucille Pennay, Dot Vischansky, Agnes Frawley, and the late Irene Rowlands. Doris was a member the Shores Hill Community Group and a former member of the Union Corners Ladies Aid. Doris was a member of the Union Corners United Methodist Church for 67 years. Doris' lifelong friend is Leona Heath. Both women talked to each other on the phone every evening and attended church together. Doris loved spending time with family and friends. Doris also loved collecting shoes and watching hummingbirds through her kitchen window. She had a big open heart for anyone she met, including those who were new to the church.  She is survived by her sons, Ronald I. (Marie) Post, Sr., James E. (Patricia) Post, Sr., and Philip Post; grandchildren, Renee (Patrick) Grimes, Denise (Ralph) Grimes, Ronald I. (Erin New) Post Jr., James E. (Kristy Cook) Post Jr., Matthew (Amber George) Post, Jennifer (Brian Culshaw) Post, Nicholas (Felicia) Post; great-grandchildren, Megan Marie Hadlock, Cody Grimes, Victoria, Jocilynn, Hunter, Mckayla, Kylie, and Skyler Post, Seth, Justin, and Ryan Grimes, Breanna and Liberty Post, Jordyn, Nicholas Jr., and Hailey Post, and Morgan and Mikayla Post; sister, Edna Watson; sisters-in-law, Alberta Westbrook and Gladys Foster; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Fred and Virginia Post. Doris was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ivan; and brothers, Ray, Dean, and Fay Foster; sisters, Sophronia Springer, Barb Preset; and her great-granddaughter, Kimberly Hadlock. The funeral service will be held at noon on Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Maryott Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Avenue, Towanda, Pa. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family will receive friends Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Union Corners United Methodist Church in care of Renee Grimes, RR 5 Box 5516, Towanda, PA 18848 in Doris F. Post's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – February 1, 2011

 

GLENN FOSTER, 71, of Canton, father of Mrs. Roy Brown of Shunk, died Sept. 18, 1974.  He was born in Shunk on June 29, 1903, a son of William and Cora T. Parrish Foster.  He and his wife, the former Belle Lewis, observed their 50th wedding anniversary in May.  Surviving besides his widow and daughter are Mrs. Eugene Lawrence, a daughter of Elmira; four sisters, Mrs. Paul Foust and Mrs. Leo Lewis, both of Rochester, N.Y.; Mrs. Chester Mix and Mrs. Howard Rhoads, both of Canton; two brothers, Vaughn of Canton and Earl of Newark Valley, N.Y.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Rev. Wilma Baker Hoose, pastor of the Shunk United Methodist Church officiated at a private funeral held at the Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  Burial was in Bradford County Memorial Park.

FOSTER –LEONA M. LEWIS, 69, of Troy RD 1 died Friday, Oct. 7, 1983 at the Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport, Pa.  Mrs. Lewis was born Nov. 9, 1913 in Wheelerville, Sullivan County, Pa. a daughter of William and Cora Parrish Foster.  She was a member of the National Rifle Association and enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and David Renzi of Troy RD 1; a son William Johnson; two sisters, Mrs. Christine Mix of Canton and Mrs. Carlyle (Ruth) Moore of Canton RD 1; three grandchildren, two sisters-in-law, Ellen Foster of Canton and Mrs. Belle Foster of Estella; a brother-in-law, Howard Rhodes of Canton RD 1; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Delon (Stephanie) Peck of Canton.  Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Memorial services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Faith Baptist Church on Route 414 east of Canton with the Rev. Robert Prettyman officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  –Towanda Daily Review.

Leonard E. FOSTER, 77, of Fallbrook Road, Troy, PA died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Born on May 18, 1921 in Leona, PA, he was a son of the late Elijah and Lydia Jones Foster.  Leonard was a 1939 graduate of Troy High School.  In earlier years he was employed by Massey-Harrison Farm Equipment as a blockman (salesman) and traveled to dealerships throughout eastern Pennsylvania and New York States.  Leonard then became a self-employed school bus owner and operator for the Troy School District until his retirement in 1987.  Leonard was a member of the PA Sheriff’s Association and was a former member of the East Troy IOOF and the Canton Moose Lodge.  He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Phyllis VanHorn Foster at home; sons and daughters-in-law, Lyle and Janice Foster of Troy RR 1 and Larry and Shelia Foster of Canton RR 3; daughter, Debbie Foster of Philadelphia, PA; four grandchildren; brothers, John of Sayre, PA, Allen of Vestal, NY and Harold of Granville Summit, PA; may nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, Leonard was preceded in death by a sister, Una Fazekas, in 1998.  Funeral services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton on April 3 with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorials may be directed to the Arnot-Ogden Hospital’s Falck Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905 in Mr. Foster’s memory.

LEONARD E. FOSTER, 77, Troy, died unexpectedly March 31, 1999 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Born on May 18, 1921 n Leona, PA, he was the son of the late Elijah and Lydia Jones Foster.  He was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1939.  In earlier years he was employed by Massey-Harrison Farm Equipment as a blockman (salesman) and traveled to dealerships throughout eastern Pennsylvania and New York.  Mr. Foster then became a self-employed school bus owner and operator for the Troy School District until his retirement in 1987.  Memberships include; PA Sheriff’s Association and a former member of the East Troy I.O.O.F. and the Canton Moose Lodge.  Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Phyllis VanHorn Foster, at home; sons and daughters-in-law, Lyle and Janice Foster, Troy RR 1 and Larry and Sheila Foster, Canton RR 3; daughter, Debbie Foster, Philadelphia; four grandchildren; brothers, John Foster, Sayre, Allen Foster, Vestal, NY and Harold Foster, Granville Summit; man nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Una Fazekas in 1998.  Funeral services were held April 3 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton with Rev. Kenneth Marple, pastor of Austinville Union Church, officiating.  Interment was in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.  Memorials may be directed to the Arnot-Ogden Hospital’s Falck Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY in Mr. Foster’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

RAY I. FOSTER, 85, of Shores Hill Road, Towanda RR 5, died early Friday morning, Dec. 20, 2002, at his home following declining health.  Born May 4, 1917, in Sylvania, he was a son of the late Leon and Ida Bronson Foster.  Ray owned and operated his farm in Wysox Township for many years until his retirement.  He enjoyed raising Hereford cattle, woodworking, working in his vegetable garden, hunting and fishing.  He is survived by; his wife, Gladys Gore Foster, at home; his children, Cherie R. Foster, Gary R. Foster and his wife, Alice B. Foster, Gregory C. Foster and his wife, “Pose” Foster, all of Towanda RR 5; four grandchildren, Daniel Foster, Deb Barden, Alan Cron and Randy Cron; six great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Edna Watson of North Towanda, Doris Post of Towanda RR 5, Barbara Preset and her husband, Bill Preset, of Campbell, N.Y.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Sophronia Springer, and by two brothers, Fay and Leo “Dean” Foster.  The funeral and committal service will be held Monday, Dec. 23, 2002 at 3 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Richard Stackhouse, pastor of the Union Corners United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends on Monday from 2 6o 3 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Union Corners United Methodist Church in care of Fred Post, RR 5, Box 5515, Towanda, Pa. in Ray I. Foster’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FOSTER - UNA FAZEKAS
 Una Sophronia Foster Fazekas, 81, of Towanda, PA died Monday, March 16, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Una was born in East Troy, PA on April 2, 1916, a daughter of the late Elisha A. and Lydia Jones Foster. She was a graduate of Troy High School, Class of 1934.  Following her first husband's death (O. Foster Horton, killed in 1955 in a landslide), Una moved to Troy, PA with her widowed mother.  She worked for a time at JC Penney's there.  She was very active in the Towanda community. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Eugene "Gene" Fazekas, Towanda; brothers and sisters-in-law, John P. and Jeanette Jacob Foster of Athens, Leonard E. and Phyllis VanHorn Foster of Troy, Allen H. and Marjorie Mahood Foster of Vestal, NY, Harold J. and Phyllis Teribury Foster of Granville, PA; several aunts, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda on March 19 (2 pm) with the Rev. Kenneth J. Lynde, pastor of the Towanda First Presbyterian Church, officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Memorials may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda; Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services; or to the Bradford County Library, RR 3, Troy, PA 16947 in Mrs. Fazekas' memory. (TGR, March 19, 1998)

FOSTER –UNA SOPHRONIA FOSTER FAZEKAS, 81, Towanda, RR 1, died March 16, 1998, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born in East Troy, April 2, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Elisha A. and Lydia Jones Foster and was a graduate of Troy High School Class of 1934.  In 1939 she married O. Foster Horton, Sheshequin and together they owned and operated a large dairy farm at North Ghent.  In 1955 Mr. Horton was killed while working for the Sheshequin Twp. supervisors, in a landslide on the Ulster-Milan Highway.  Following her husband’s death, she moved to Troy, with her widowed mother.  She was employed part-time with the J.C. Penny Co. store in Troy and later worked full-time in the gift department of the S.F. Iszard Co. in downtown Elmira.  She later continued her education at Beardsley’s School of Business in Elmira.  On Dec. 27, 1958, she married Eugene “Gene” Fazekas, Towanda, formerly of Cleveland, OH, and assisted him in his photography business in Towanda for many years.  In 1962, Mr. and Mrs. Fazekas purchased the former Passage Shoe Store building located on Main Street in Towanda and moved their business there, adding a gift shop in 1965.  Mrs. Fazekas was a member of the Towanda First Presbyterian Church where both she and her husband taught Sunday School; a past secretary of the Towanda Business and Professional Women’s Club, past president of Towanda Rotary, and past president of the Presbyterian Women’s Association.  She was past president and secretary of Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and for several years was manager of the hospital’s gift shop.  She served as historian of the George Clymer Chapter DAR and was very active in the 1976 Bicentennial as publicity chairperson.  Mrs. Fazekas was a member of the American Bell Association, Inc., having served as national secretary from 1973-74 and was a member of the York-Penn Chapter having served as chapter chairlady for two years.  She loved bells programs displaying her bell collection at many different locations until declining health no longer permitted her to continue.  Surviving are: her husband, Gene, at home; brothers and sister-in-law, John P. and Jeanette Jacob Foster, Athens; Leonard E. and Phyllis VanHorn Foster, Troy, Allen H. and Marjorie Mahood Foster, Vestal, NY, Harold J. and Phyllis Terribury Foster, Granville; several aunts, nieces, and nephews.  The funeral service will be held March 19 at 2 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, York Ave., Towanda, PA with the Rev. Kenneth J. Lynde, pastor of the Towanda First Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.  The family suggests memorials be directed to the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, PA, Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA or to the Bradford County Library, RR 3, Troy, PA in Mrs. Fazekas’ memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

W. VAUGHN FOSTER, 60, of 76 E. Main St., Canton, died May 12, 1981 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Mr. Foster was born March 18, 1921 in Bradford County, the son of William M. and Cora Parrish Foster.  He was employed by the Swayze Folding Box Company as traffic manager.  Mr. Foster is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Ellen Helms; two daughters, Mrs. William J. (Arline) Most of Gillette, N.J. and Miss Mary L. Foster of Clark, N.J.; one brother, Earl Foster of Newark Valley, N.H.; three sisters, Mrs. Christine Mix of Canton, Mrs. Ruth Moore of Canton RD 1 and Mrs. Leona Lewis of Troy RD 1; two grandsons; Ryan and Zachary Most, both of Gillett, N.J.; several nieces and nephews.  Private funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Clarke J. Redmond, pastor of the Canton Ecumenical Parrish and Pastor William T. McNett, lay minister, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Friends are invited to call at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 until 9 p.m.  The family will provide flowers.  Memorial donations can be made to the Canton Ambulance Association in care of E. W. Johnson, Canton, Pa., in Mr. Foster’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FOULKROD –MRS. MARY (MAME) RENSTROM, 80, wife of Charles Renstrom, 26-1 Sullivan St., Canton, died Thursday evening, Jan. 27, 1972 at the Blossburg State Hospital, following an extended illness.  She was born in Proctor, Pa., on April 29, 1891, the daughter of Phillip and Rosetta Dunlap Foulkrod.  Mr. and Mrs. Renstrom celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last October and had lived in Canton all their married lives.  She was a member of the Canton First Baptist Church.  She is survived by, besides her husband, two sons, Donald Renstrom, Canton, and Harmon (Pete) Renstrom of Binghamton; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Nuss, Muncy; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the R.T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with Re. Melvin B. Shultz, pastor of the LeRoy Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment was in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

CHARLES T. FOWLE, 90, of Towanda RD 4, Monroe Township died Wednesday morning April 5, 1989 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda following in a lengthy illness. Born Feb. 4, 1899 in Rockingham, VT, he was a son of the late Charles C. and Jennie Brown Fowle. Mr. Fowle lived in Monroeton Township for the past 18 years and was formerly of Newark, NJ. He was employed for many years as a carpenter for the Celanese Corp. in Newark, retiring in 1964. Mr. Fowle had served in the United States Navy in World War I. Preceding him in death were his wife, the former Margaret A. Marsden on Aug. 14, 1971; a son, Russell in February 1981 and three brothers: Russell, Marsden and Ellsworth Fowle. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Theodore J. and Margaret Fowle of Woodbridge, NJ; a son, Richard C. Fowle at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and William J. Nilon of Towanda RD 5 (Hornbrook); six grandchildren: five great-grandchildren; a brother Lawrence Fowle of Arizona and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held Saturday April 8 at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Emmalou Kirchmeier officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills with the Towanda American Legion Post #42 according military honors. Friends may call Friday evening from 7-9 at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Revew

FOWLER –HELEN F. HOLLENBACK, 77, of 2714 E. Lynwood St., Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Luthers Mills, Towanda RR 1, died Friday evening, Feb. 7, 2003, at the Sun Bridge Care Center in Mesa.  Born Jan. 6, 1926, in Towanda, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Genevieve Fowler.  Helen was a graduate of Towanda High School and was formerly employed by the Sears and Roebuck Store in Towanda.  Helen was a member of the Bradford County Outboard Motor Club and the Towanda Gun Club and was a past president of the Towanda American Legion Auxiliary.  Surviving are her children, Dale Hollenback of Sayre, Laura Ashley of Weatherford, Okla., Nancy Hayman of Mesa, Susan Hollenback of Bradford, Pa.; and Mark Hollenback and his wife, Curin Hollenback, of Luthers Mills; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Paul Fowler of Elmira, N.Y., Harold Fowler of Muncy, Pa., and John Fowler of Mildred; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 7 to 9 on Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Jason Guillaume of the Ulster United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Rainbow Riders, P.O. Box 122, Troy, Pa. in Helen F. Hollenback’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

FOWLER - Mary Catherine Hanes, formerly of Millerton, Pa. died Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility where she had been receiving care at the age of 84.  Mary was born on December 8, 1920 in Austin, Pa., daughter of Lewis and Emma Clinger Fowler.  Mary was a homemaker who also was employed with Capabilities helping those in need.  She enjoyed caring for her home, her pets and her loving family that survive.  Children: Barbara A & Hal Sechrist, Charlotte & Walter Badeau, Richard & Deborah Hanes; several grandchildren including Annette Valicenti, Bernedette & Joseph Rohl, Luella & Brian Korski, Dayna & Jason Telech, Christopher & Heather Badeau, Koreen & Greg Chisolm, Mark & Jan Badeu, Kristin Badeau, Scott Dadeau; many great grandchildren.  Mary was predeceased by her parents, two brothers, and her long time friend and companion, Duane Barrett with whom she shared many happy memories.  Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday, Friday 17, 2005 from 6-8 pm.  Funeral services will take place at Caywood’s on Friday morning at 10 am with the Rev. Bill Vallett officiating.  Gravesite services will follow at Bradford County memorial Park, Towanda, Pa.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Y.W.C.A. at 211 Lake St., Elmira, NY 14901 in Mary’s memory.   (ESG February 17, 2005)

FOX –HELEN FOX WRISLEY, 91, widow of Charles H. Wrisley of North Towanda died Wednesday morning January 19, 1990 at the Green Nursing Home, Wellsboro following a brief illness. Born Nov. 7, 1898 in Windham Township, she was a daughter of Isaac and Ella Conant Fox. Helen spent her early life in Athens, graduating from Athens High School. On June 5, 1928 she married Charles H. Wrisley and in 1978 they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Her husband preceded her in death on July 24, 1978. Mrs. Wrisley was employed as a secretary for the Ingersoll-Rand Company in Athens for many years and later was employed by the assessment office at the Bradford County Courthouse for 17 years. She was a member of the Towanda First United Methodist Church and was a faithful member of the F.L.B. Sunday School Class and the United Methodist Women. Both Mr. and Mrs. Wrisley were members of the Visitation Committee and the Every Member Canvas. Mrs. Wrisley was also a member of the Towanda Garden Club and Towanda Area Senior Citizens. Surviving are; a son, Donald D. of Rome, Italy; two daughters, Mrs. Ira (Sylvia) Kropp of North Towanda formerly of Wellsboro and Mrs. J. DeVere (Barbara) Pomroy of Baltimore, MD; four grandchildren, Ellen Kropp Tureck, Diane, Carole and Joseph Pomroy; three great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Jeff Kropp. The funeral and committal service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. William H. Wassell, pastor of the Towanda First United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Friends who wish may direct memorials to the Towanda First United Methodist Church in Mrs. Wrisley’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

FRALEY, CARL B. JR.,   Carl B. Fraley Jr., of Troy, died April 29, 1987 at home.  Mr. Fraley was a member of World War II and a member of Troy American Legion Post No. 49.  He was employed with Remington Rand in Elmira until 1968 and with American Silk Label in Troy until 1985.  Mr. Fraley was an active member of the Troy Grand Paraders.  He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Betty Sinclair Fraley; son, Charles Fraley of Honolulu, Hawaii; daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen Louise Fraley and Russell Hogg of Lancaster; sister, Janette Fraley of East Smithfield; eight nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews.  Funeral services were held May1 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with Rev. Marjorie Doriani officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.  (TGR May 7, 1987)

FRAVEL –C. EVELYN CAMP, 76, widow of Ralph E. Camp, of the Senior Citizens Building, North Towanda Township, Pa., died April 2, 1996, at her home.  Born Feb. 18, 1920 in Wilawana, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Sheridan and Cora Custaborder Fravel.  Surviving are a son, Theodore Breece of Shapely, Maine; a son and daughter-in-law; Sheridan and Kathy Camp of Towanda; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and William Holton of Miles City, Mont.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters, Kathryn Lamphere of Athens, Ruth Dixon of Sayre and Mary Armstrong of Ogden, Utah; two brothers, Ralph Fravel of Horseheads, N.Y. and Kenneth Fravel of Waverly, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph E. Camp on March 30, 1985; two brothers, Frank and Clyde Fravel; two sisters, Florence Leonard and Jeanette Bogart.  The funeral service will be private.   Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  There are no calling hours.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. Camp’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ROBERT F. FRAWLEY, 66, of Towanda RD 5, Sheshequin Township died late Sunday evening, February 28, 1988 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born July 11, 1921 in Sheshequin Township, be was a son of James L. and Amelia Ambs Frawley. Mr. Frawley was a graduate of St. Agnes High School, class of 1939. He owned and operated the family farm in Black for most of his life and was employed in numerous construction projects throughout the area for over 28 years, retiring in June 1984. On June 13, 1947 he married the former Agnes McMorran at SS. Peter and Paul’s Church, Towanda. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul’s Church and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Jointers of America Local No. 23. Robert enjoyed woodworking and deer hunting in his spare time. He is survived by his wife, Agnes at home; a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Dianne) Chomko of Allentown, Pa.; two sons, Robert J. Frawley of Allentown and Bernard A. Frawley of Towanda RD 5; a grandson, Peter Chomko of Allentown; six sisters, Mrs. Lawrence (Helen) McDonald of Harrisburg, Mrs. Harold (Anne) Hager of Elmira, Mrs. Bernice D’Orsogna of Mineloa, Long Island, NY, Mrs. Grace Coyles of Elmira, Mrs. Joseph (Amelia) Mingos of Towanda, Mrs. Rowena Bailey of Willow Point Nursing Home, Vesta, NY; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by three brothers, James, Bernard and Donald Frawley. The family will receive friends this evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda where a Scripture service will be held at the funeral home at 7 p.m. this evening. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at SS. And Paul’s Church. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. –Towanda Daily Review

FRAZIER –BETSY MAE PUDNEY, 84, of 2 East South Ave., Canton, formerly of Athens, died July 11, 1993.  She was born Oct. 7, 1908, in Westfield, Tioga County, Pa., daughter of Charles and Mary Frazier.  She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Elwyn V. and Vivian E. Kie of Canton; daughters and sons-in-laws Barbara and Robert Twigg of Sayre, Mary and Ed Lohr of Ferndale, Wash., and Marilyn and John Van Son of Texas; daughter, Elizabeth Rice and Frank Sickler of Athens; sons John and Paul of Newark Valley, N.Y., and William of Endwell, N.Y.; step-daughters Irene Austin of Dryden, N.Y., Esie Herzig of Florida and Helen McKee of Morrisville, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Hattie Frazier of Endicott; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces.  She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Pudney, on June 14, 1973.  Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home in Athens from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday.  The funeral will be led at the funeral home Wednesday at 22 a.m. with the Rev. Paul West of the Athens Presbyterian Church officiating.  Burial will be at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will provide flowers.  Contributions may be made to the Canton Ambulance Association or the charity of one’s choice in Mrs. Pudney’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

FREDERICK –PAULINE FREDERICK LAUDENSLAGER, 57, of Blossburg, Pa., died on Wednesday morning, Feb. 15, 2006, at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro, Pa.  Pauline Marie was born Jan. 2, 1949, in Troy, Pa., a daughter of the late Arthur and Zelda (Luckey) Frederick. She was a 1967 graduate of Troy High School.  Pauline was a devoted mother and grandmother. Her family’s well-being was most important in her life.  She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and was a loyal fan of NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon.  In addition to her husband, Arthur Sr. of Canton, Pa., surviving her are five children, Sheri (Leslie) Powers of Blossburg, Arthur Jr. (Robin) Laudenslager of Canton, Darlene (Harry) Lattimer of Blossburg, Charlene (Dean) Johnson of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., and Patricia (Jeryl) Onks of Blossburg; 14 grandchildren, Samantha, Leslie Jr., Bianca, Ramanda Joshua, Heather, Sabinra, Dillon, Jesse, Cassandra, Matthew, Zackary, Corey and Kallie; three step-grandchildren, Nick, Ryan and Brittany; and two sisters and a brother, Carole (Lloyd) Carl of Granville Summit, Helen Buck of Canton and William Frederick of Canton.  Pauline was predeceased by three sisters, Bertha Marbaker, Kim Frederick and Patricia Bolt. Calling hours will be 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral service will follow with the Rev. Glen Landis officiating. Interment will be private at Bradford County Memorial Park.  Her family suggests that those who wish may make memorials in Pauline’s name to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St. Williamsport, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FREEMAN –DORIS EILENE SQUIRES, of Gillett, PA, age 52 died at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, NY April 17, 1999.  She was the daughter of the late Jess and Louise Lutz Freeman.  Doris is survived by her husband William Squires III; a daughter, Lisa (Don) Springstead of Lowman, NY; two grandchildren, Lindsey Springstead and D. J. Springstead; sisters, Katherine Storch of Elmira, NY; Mary (Ted) Berry of Gillett, PA and Joyce Squires of Elmira, NY; aunts, Vera Crandall of Gillett, PA, Theo (Richard) Johnson of Elmira, NY Betty Freeman of Gillett, PA, Jerry Freeman of Gillett, PA, Audrey Lutz of Elmira, NY and Ethel Belgraph of Elmira Heights, NY.  Several nieces, nephews and cousins.  It was Doris’ request there be no calling hours.  A private graveside service will be held in the Bradford Co. Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsburg, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette.

 

FREEMAN Robert P.

Formerly of Dalyrmple Avenue: Was born March 25, 1929 in Montour Falls, NY the son of the late, Gilbert and Marie (Porter) Freeman, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Bethany Manor at the age of 83. His loving wife of 23 years, Elizabeth (Mahoney) Freeman and daughter, Virginia Preston (2010) preceded him in death. He is survived by his son, Michael (Jeane) Freeman; grandson, Francis Freeman; granddaughter, Courtney Preston; siblings, Mary Lou (Richard) Sowers, Elizabeth "Betty" (Carl) Drake, Max (Mary Alice) Freeman and Douglas Freeman; great grandchildren, MKenzie Freeman and Carter Freeman all of the Elmira area; along with several nieces and nephews. Robert was a Veteran of the US Army and proudly served his country during the Korean War. He retired from IBM with over 30 years of dedicated service. He was also a faithful member and Exalted Ruler of the BPOE Elks Club # 62 Elmira. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 from 4:00 to 5:00PM. Funeral services honoring his life will follow the visitation at 5PM. The Reverend Aola Jackson will celebrate Robert's service. He will be laid to rest with his beloved Elizabeth on Wednesday at 11AM in the Bradford County Memorial Park Luther Mills, PA with his brother James conducting the committal service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830   Star Gazette – April 14, 2012

 

FREEMAN - CRANDALL, Vera M.
Age 88, of Gillett, PA, died Friday, January 11, 2008, at the Bradford County Manor, Troy, PA, following a lengthy illness. Family and friends are invited to call from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2008, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Services will be held at 3 p.m. following calling hours with Reverend James Carr officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park on Monday, January 14, 2008, at 1 p.m. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/13/2008.

FREEMAN - CRANDALL, Vera M.
Age 88, of Gillett, PA, died Friday, January 11, 2008, at the Bradford County Manor, Troy, PA, following a lengthy illness. Vera was born May 8, 1919 in Corning, NY, daughter of the late Levere and Katherine Stage Freeman. She was retired from Trayer Products and previously worked at Remington Rand. Vera enjoyed spending time with her family, playing bingo, traveling and playing cards. Survivors include her son, Fred Crandall of Gillett, PA; grandchildren, Todd Crandall of Ridgebury, PA, Tamera and Jerry Forbes of Redwood, NY, Kimberly Becker and John Becker, both of Elmira, NY; sisters-in-law, Geraldine Freeman and Betty Freeman, both of Gillett, PA; three great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, several nieces and nephews. Vera was predeceased by her parents; husband, Elmo Crandall; and daughter-in-law, Phyllis Crandall; three sisters and four brothers. Family and friends are invited to call from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2008, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Services will be held at 3 p.m. following calling hours with Reverend James Carr officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park on Monday, January 14, 2008, at 1 p.m.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/12/2008.

WILLIAM S. FREEMAN, 34 of LeRaysville RR 2 died Tuesday, October 29, 1991.  Born Sept. 17, 1957 in Towanda, the son of Wilford and Sarah Wolfe Freeman, he was a 1976 graduate of Northeast Bradford High School.  He was employed by CLEAN-IT Company of Johnson City, N.Y., and worked in the DuPont Plant in Towanda.  Surviving are his mother, Sarah Freeman of Apalachin, N.Y.; three sisters, Mrs. Janet Carr of Potterville, Mrs. Shirley Hunt of Seneca Falls, N.Y., and Mrs. Kimberly Birdsall of Apalachin; a brother, Dale R. Freeman of Little Meadows, Pa.; an aunt and uncle, Jerry and Arlene Freeman, with whom he resided; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Thursday from 2-3 p.m.  The funeral and committal services will be held at 3 p.m.  The Rev. George Jatko will officiate.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorial donations may be made to the LeRaysville Fire Department.  –Towanda Daily Review

CHARLES V. ‘CHARLIE’ FRENCH, 55, of Battle Creek Road, RD 2 Athens, died unexpectedly at his home early Sunday afternoon, July 10, 1986.  Born on Osborne Hill, Windham Township on Jan 11, 1931, he was a son of the late Floyd and Rose VanRiper French.  He was a life resident of the area and had served in the Air Force.  Mr. French was the maintenance supervisor for C&C Ready Mix Corporation in Owego.  He was a member of the Operating Engineers Union #410 and a member of the V.F.W. #1371 of Owego.  H is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Martha Thompson of Rome, and Helen French of Albuquerque, N.M.; two sons Clarence French of Portsmouth, Va., and Thomas French of Athens RD 2; two brothers, Nelson French of Barton and Arthur French of Millport, N.Y.; three sisters, Mrs. Otho (Althea) Smith of Barton, Mrs. Louis (Wilma) Salazar of RD 2 Waverly and Mrs. Theresa Marcy of RD 2 Waverly, five grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be held from the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.  Burial will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral chapel.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

ROBERT DUANE FRENCH –The committal service of Robert Duane French was held on Friday Nov. 18, 1988 at the Bradford County Memorial Park. The Rev. Susan Van Dresser officiated at the service. Arrangements were by the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Bobby died of a brain hemmorage on Oct. 20, 1988 at ther St. Vincent’s Hospital in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He is survived by his mother, Alice S. French of Towanda; five brothers, Charles S. French of Mechanic Falls, Maine, David E. French of Chicago, Illinois, Francis C. French of Mechanic Falls, Maine, James B. French of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Rosby N. French of Saco; four sisters, Patricia A. Rogers of Standing Stone, Ednal L. Baton of Paisley, Florida, Ada M. Barnum of Towanda and Violet L. Pardoe of Standing Stone. He was preceded in death by his father, Guy D. French of July 22, 1979 and a sister, Minnie A. (Peggy) Zeidler who died on June 28, 1961. –Towanda Daily Review

 

FRIES Frances Mary "Fran" Herda

62, of 373 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., died Tuesday morning, Feb. 15, 2011, at her home.  "Fran" as she was known by her family and friends, was born Jan. 13, 1949, in Towanda, Pa., the daughter of Ray and Ida Dunfee Fries. She attended St. Agnes School in Towanda and was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1966. On Dec. 3, 1966, she married Robert E. Herda at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Towanda. Fran was formerly employed by the law firm of Davis, Murphy and Niemiec in Towanda for a number of years. Her main interest in life surrounded her home and family. Fran was a member of S.S. Peter & Paul Church. She enjoyed the outdoors, taking walks, working cryptographs and crossword puzzles. She is survived by: her loving and devoted husband of 44 years, Robert E. Herda at home; children, Amy M. Mazzella di Bosco and husband Giuseppe of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Robert E. Herda II and wife Jodi of Sugar Run, Pa.; grandchildren, Giuseppe Mazzella di Bosco II, Jordin E. Herda and Jalynn M. Herda; sisters, Julia Barnes and husband James of Towanda, Theresa Kelly of Big Pond, Pa., Donna Spier and husband David of Clifton Springs, N.Y.; brother, Ray Fries and wife Dona of Melbourne, Fla.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by sisters, Constance Owen and Veronica Weisensee. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday evening at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, Pa.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to St. Agnes School, 102 Third St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Fran's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – February 16, 2011

 

JASON E. FRISBIE, infant son of Melvin and Marlene Dress Frisbie of 100 Short St., Athens died at the Robert Packer Hospital on Saturday September 13, 1986. In addition to his parents, Jason is survived by a brother, Melvin “Chip” at home; maternal grandparents, Nevin and Joyce Dress of RD Beech Creek, PA: maternal great-grandmother, Thelma Gardner of Laurel, Del; paternal grandparents, Melvin and Ruth Frisbie of Sayre; one uncle, several grand-uncles and grand-aunts. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens on Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Edward Lecates, pastor of the Sayre Pilgrim Holiness Church officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. –Towanda Daily Review

 

FRYE - Phillip Eugene Frye, 59, of RR 2 LeRaysville, Pa., died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, at his home.  Phillip was born in Sayre, Pa., on April 9, 1950, the son of the late Stiles Alvin Frye and Sarah Jane BENJAMIN Frye. He was a graduate of Towanda Area High School Class of 1968, and after completing high school was employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda. Phillip served in the U.S. Air Force from Aug. 19, 1969, to Aug. 17, 1973, and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Following his honorable discharge from the Air Force he returned to E.I. DuPont in Towanda where he was employed for more than 30 years until the time of his death. On May 31, 1973, he married the former Khoa Thi NGUYEN.  Phillip attended the New Generation Church in Milan, and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 42 in Towanda. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, attending baseball games and spending time with his family.  Surviving are: his wife, Khoa T. Frye, at home; his children, Sara Bridges and her husband Spencer Bridges of Apopka, Fla., Adam P. Frye and his companion Shannon Dyer of North Rome, Pa., Matthew P. Frye of LeRaysville, Pa., and April J. Frye of San Antonio, Texas; his grandson, Devin P. Frye of North Rome, Pa.; his sister, Markita Heyer and her husband Frank Heyer of Durrell, Pa.; his brother Jack Frye; as well as several nieces and nephews.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Doug Abbey of the New Generation Church, Milan, Pa., officiating. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  11 Dec. 2009 Towanda Daily Review.

 

JAMES I. FULLER JR., 62, of North St., Athens died Saturday Dec. 27, 1986 at home. Born Sept. 6, 1924 in Sayre he was the son of James I. and Mary Fiss Fuller Sr. Following graduation from Athens High School he entered the US Navy where he served during World War II. In earlier years he was employed by Athens American Legion Post and the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens for 15 years, retiring in 1978. He was a 41-year member of the Athens American Legion, Fort Sullivan Post #246 and the WW II Last Man’s Club, the Elks #1148 Sayre, the Ball-Skerpon Post #773 Catholic War Veterans, the International Association of Machinist and the I-R Men’s Service Club. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Robert R. and Judy Fuller and granddaughter, Michelle of Athens. The funeral and committal service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens with the Rev. Joseph J. Gasper of the Athens Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will be in Bradford Co. Memorial Park. Friends may call tonight 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Research Department of the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. –Towanda Daily Review

FULLER - Leo J. Fuller, 74, of 124 N. Main St., Towanda, Pa., died
early Wednesday morning, Feb. 10, 2010, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in North Towanda Township, Pa. Leo was born Dec. 2, 1935, in Blossburg, Pa., the son of the late Leo and Myra Westbrook Fuller. He attended school in LeRaysville, Pa., and subsequently served in the U.S. Air Force. Upon completion of his military service, Leo returned home to be employed by the O. Ames Handle Factory in Monroeton. He was later employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 31 years until his retirement. Leo was a member of Fort Sullivan American Legion Post No. 246 in Athens and was a life member of the Towanda Gun Club. He was a former member of Skiff-Bower VFW Post No. 1536 in Sayre, Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191 and former associate member of Roma Madre Lodge No. 1342 Order Sons of Italy in Sayre. In earlier years, Leo played softball and was a past president of the Monroeton Softball League. He also served as manager for Little League baseball and American Legion baseball teams when his sons were playing ball. He is survived by: his wife of 54 years, Joyce Johnson Fuller, whom he married on Jan. 9, 1956, in Wysox, Pa.; four children, Wayne Fuller and his wife Debra Fuller of Towanda, Alan Fuller and Bryon Fuller both of Towanda, and Wanda Daniels and her friend Dave Fields of Waldron, Ind.; eight grandchildren, Bobbi Jo Allan and her husband James Allan of Columbus, Ohio, Philip Fuller and his wife Jacquen of Minneapolis, Minn., Adam Fuller of New Milford, Pa., Garrett Fuller of Allentown, Pa., Josh Fuller and his wife Diane of Towanda, Amy Miller of Catawissa, Pa., and Katlyn and Corbin Fuller, both of Towanda; three great-grandchildren, Colin, Molly and Oliver; a brother, Norman Fuller of Rome RD; four sisters, Phyllis Evans and her husband Owen Evans of Rome RD, Margene Murphy of Warren Center, Pa., Mary Greeno of Elmira, N.Y., and Berdena Foster of Forksville, Pa.; sister-in-law Lucy Fuller of Athens; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Betty and Malcolm Ballard of Towanda RR 4; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Leo Fuller; his mother, Myra Westbrook Fuller Brown; brothers John, Raymond and Luther Fuller; and sister Arlene Jackson. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Pastor Tim Geiger of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home. -Towanda Daily Review, Feb.12.2010

OSCAR W. FULLER, 85, formerly of 23 Packer Ave., Towanda died Sunday morning Oct. 22, 1989 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born Aug. 7, 1904 in Sheshequin Township, he was a son of Wilson and Emma Bowers Fuller. Mr. Fuller was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Highways for many years and was later employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 24 years, retiring in 1969. Surviving are a son, David W. Fuller of Towanda RD 5: four granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Minnie Dunham of Athens; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, Nellie Mazeika Fuller on March 12, 1983 and by a son, Thomas E. Fuller in December 1971. The family will receive friends Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda and also from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will be in Bradford Co. Memorial Park. –Towanda Daily Review

FULLER   Virginia Ann "Ginger" Fuller Storch, 72, of the Colonial Terrace, Towanda, (N. Towanda Twp.) Pa., died Sunday, March 28, 2010 at her home.  Born March 30, 1937 in Sayre, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Beatrice ZURN Fuller.  Ginger was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1955. Her life encompassed her home and family.  She enjoyed reading and spending time with her family and friends.  Surviving are: her children, Mary CAMPBELL and Robert Brislin of Gillett, Pa., Charles Storch Sr. and his wife Sheryl Storch of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; four grandchildren, Michael Storch, Jennifer Campbell, Valarie Guzzy, Charles Storch Jr.; two sisters, Cindy Estelle and her husband, David Estelle of Monroeton, Pa., Sandy Donaldson and her husband, Dan Donaldson of Toms River, N.J.; two brothers, Albert Fuller and his wife, Sylvia Fuller of Waverly, N.Y., Archie Fuller and his wife, Bobbi Fuller of Minden, La.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. James Hollister, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa., at a later date.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society , Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701-3945; or to the American Diabetes Association , 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17110, in Virginia Ann "Ginger" Storch's memory. March 30, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

FURMAN –MILDRED F. GREENING, 89, RR 2 Box 351, Canton, Pa., died Thursday, May 27, 1993 at her residence.  Since 1985 she resided with her sister, Doris Warren and a niece, Ruth Ward, in her sister’s home.  Prior to moving to Canton she resided in Burlington, Pa., from 193-01985.  Mrs. Greening was born Jan 2, 1904 at Ward Township, Tioga County, Pa. a daughter of Earl A. and F. Rachel VanSyckle Furman.  She was a lifetime homemaker.  Mildred was a member of the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) and the Canton Senior Citizens.  She was a former member of the Burlington United Methodist Church.  Surviving are her sister, Doris Warren of Canton RR 2; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Kathrine Furman of Sayre; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Edward Greening, in 1970 and by a brother, Allan Furman in 1989.  There will be no visitation.  A memorial service will be conducted Sunday, May 30, at 3 p.m. at the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), 40 North Minnequa Ave., Canton.  The Rev. David B. Morris, her pastor will officiate.  Interment will be in Bradford County Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), 40 North Minnequa Ave., Canton in Mrs. Greening’s memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FURMAN -  WATKINS, MARION R.,    (SRGP 76519) Marion R. Watkins, 65, of Elmira, NY died April 29, 1987.  She is survived by her husband, W. Dwight Watkins; sons and daughters-in-law, Nelson and Elaine Waffle, Troy,  Joseph and Rose Watkins of Schenectady, NY, James and Janet Watkins, of Horseheads, NY and Allan and Jacqui Watkins, Champlain, NY; daughters, Violet Townsend of Arkansas, Bonnie Watkins of Pine Valley, NY and Deanna Watkins of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Wilbert (Lois) Borck of Michigan; 16 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at Bradley Hall in Columbia Cross Roads on May 3 with Sherman Farrar officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  (TGR May 7, 1987).
 

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