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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



GOBLE - Margaret Emma "Peggy" Goble Madigan
Jan. 20, 2002
Margaret Emma "Peggy" Goble Madigan, 69, of Luthers Mills, PA, died on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002 at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown.  She was born May 20, 1932 in Suffern, NY, to William Trinks and Josephine Anderson and was the adopted daughter of Guy and Emma Goble of Elmira, NY.  Peggy was a 1949 graduate of Southside High School, Elmira. On Sept. 28, 1952, she married Roger Allen Madigan of Luthers Mills.  Her interests included politics and people.  Peggy was a member of the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church and Bible study group.  She was a board member of Northern Tier Counseling and also a member of the Wednesday Club of Towanda.  Peggy had worked as a medical secretary, company secretary and as a special reading aide in her local school district. She held a volunteer literacy-tutor certificate, and was active in the Friends of the Library, as well as other organizations. Peggy worked as a director of her local chapter of the American Cancer Society and held other leadership positions within that organization.  Peggy had a long and distinguished career of service to the Republican party at the local state, and national levels. In 1988, she was installed as president of the Pennsylvania Council of the Republican Women, after her election at the State Council’s 66th annual convention in Harrisburg. Prior to assuming leadership of that organization, Peggy had served as director of the council, having been elected to that position in 1977. She had served as PCRW first vice-president, recording secretary, editor of the state PCRW newsletter and state chairman of several regional conferences. As PCRW president, Mrs. Madigan served as council’s official representative, traveling throughout Pennsylvania to promote PCRW and leading the 150 affiliated local councils. Under her guidance, the PCRW resumed its formal affiliation with the National Federation of Republican Women, fulfilling one of her chief goals for the organization.  In 1998, Peggy was chosen Woman of the Year by PCRW. Mrs. Madigan served as a member of the by-laws committee for the National Federation of Republican Women. She had previously served as vice-chairman of the program committee; chief sergeant-at-arms and vice-chairman of the protocol committee. As past president of the PCRW, Mrs. Madigan served on its board of directors as a president emeritus and as co-chairman of the National Federation’s Membership and Activities Committee.  On the state and local levels, Mrs. Madigan has held a post as a Bradford County committeewoman for 22 years. She had been a member of the Republican State Committee, representing Bradford County for eight years. Mrs. Madigan was a past president and director emeritus of the Bradford County Council of Republican Women.  She had actively campaigned on behalf of her husband, State Senator Roger Madigan, R-Luthers Mills, who served four terms as a state representative before winning election to the Senate in 1985.  In addition, Mrs. Madigan was active in national politics. She served as a Northeast regional coordinator for the Women for Reagan campaign and the George Bush campaign.  She had worked on numerous campaigns on the county, state and national level for over 20 years.  Peggy was a state volunteer coordinator and ran a campaign office for Pennsylvania’s attorney general.  In 1988, she represented the 10th Congressional District at the Republican National Convention in New Orleans and served on the Rules Committee from Pennsylvania.  She also served as co-chairman of the Bradford County for Don Sherwood congressional campaign.  She enjoyed being outdoors and was an avid gardener who loved flowers. Peggy was also a race car fan.  Survivors include her husband of 49 years, state Sen. Roger A. Madigan of Luthers Mills; children, Vicki Lynne of Carlisle, Annette Madigan Carr of Annapolis, MD, Nicholas J. Madigan of Towanda and Steven Gary Madigan of Emmaus; one grandchild, a little angel, Matthew Roger, son of Steven and Carrie May Madigan.  Friends called at the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, 121 W. Main St., Troy from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23.  The funeral services will be held (today), Thursday, Jan. 24 at the church, with the Rev. Thomas Blackall and the Rev. William Lusk, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorial contributions in Peggy’s name may be directed to the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church, RR3, Towanda, PA 18848, the Lehigh Valley Hospital, 1200 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, PA 18104 or to a charity of one’s choice.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, PA 16947.

GOLDEN –KATHRYN BERNICE GOLDEN LANTZ, 91, of the Bradford County Manor and formerly a long-time resident of Milan, Pa., went home to be with her God on Dec. 29, 1998.  Born July 4, 1907 in Athens Township, Pa., the daughter of John and Anna Loomis Golden, she was a member of the Milan United Methodist Church.  She is survived by; her daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Morris Ladue of Ulster, Phyllis and Paul Potter of Waverly, N.Y., Juanita and Bill Teeter of Towanda, Carole and Bill Powless of Six Nations Reserve, Canada; her sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Mary Lantz of Milan, Ralph and Marge Lantz of RR 2, Athens, Pa., Bill and Madge Lantz of Sayre, Larry and Karen Lantz of Sayre, and a daughter-in-law, Betty Lantz of Sayre; 49 grandchildren, 85 great-grandchildren, 28 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Luther Leland Lantz, in 1989, a son, Richard and his wife Neva; a son, Paul; a daughter, Lois Lantz Ludwig; a daughter-in-law, Diana; six brothers and four sisters.  Family and friends may call Saturday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa.  Funeral and committal services will follow at the funeral home at 7 p.m. with her pastor Rev. Sandi Foster officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa., at a later time.  The family will provide flowers, Memorial donations may be made to the Milan United Methodist Church, Milan, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

RAYMOND J. GOOD SR.
 Raymond J. Good Sr., 77, of Troy RR 3, PA, died Monday, May 9, 1994 at his home. He was born May 17, 1916 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of Frederick and Alice Valentine Good. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Eckert Good; children, Dianne and Joseph Rodemich of Quakertown, PA, Raymond Jay Good of Troy, Christine and Bob Bortnyk of Philadelphia, Victoria and John Kovacs of Bricktown, NJ and Katherine and Karl Ashworth of Troy; 12 grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Gertrude and Karl Shoemaker of Cheltenham, PA and sister, Carolyn Trott of West Palm Beach, FL; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on May 13 with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 4, Box 60A, Towanda, PA 18848. (TGR, Thursday, May 19, 1994)

GOODWIN   Bonnie K. Campbell, 55, of Milan, Pa., died on Thursday, March 4, 2010, at home following an extended illness with her family by her side.  She was born Nov. 13, 1954 in Towanda, Pa., the daughter of Lowell and Eva Lee COLLINS Goodwin.  Bonnie was employed by the Athens Area School District for several years, and was the cafeteria manager for the SRU School. Bonnie was a member of the Sayre Christian Church. Her grandchildren were the loves of her life. She collected anything to do with frogs, enjoyed watching hummingbirds, and sunflowers. Bonnie loved to take walks and working in her garden.  She was predeceased by her husband Clair L. Campbell, father Lowell Goodwin, brother James Goodwin, sisters Cindy Jean Goodwin, and Linda Sue Lamphere, and step-son Derrick L. Campbell.  Bonnie is survived by her children, Jamie and Michele Campbell of Ulster, Pa., Angela and Matthew Wright of Canton, Pa., Crystal and Douglas Quinn of Athens, Pa., Nicholas Campbell and April Wylie of Waverly, N.Y., and Matthew Campbell of Milan, Pa.; nine grandchildren; mother, Eva L. HAM of Towanda, Pa.; step-daughters Lola J. Dallas and Tammy K. Alexander; 12 step-grandchildren; brothers, Dale (Jamie Gerhardt) Ham of Rome, Pa., Allen Goodwin of Rome Pa., Marvin (Sue) Goodwin of Binghamton, N.Y. and Don (Mary Ellen) Goodwin of Big Pond, Pa.; sisters, Virginia (Eric) Thoman of Rome, Pa., Kathy (Bruce) Covert of Montour Falls, N.Y., Peggy (Jerry) Ebel of Newfield, N.Y., Dawn (Paul) Heckman of Knoxville, Tenn., Sharon Marshall of Va., and Donna (Jim) Rook of Wetumpka, Ala.; sister-in-law Marolyn (Art) Cole; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Family and friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 10, with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to: Sayre Christian Church, 427 South Keystone Ave., Sayre, PA 18840.  March 05, 21010, Towanda Daily Review.

GORDON –BETTY J. COLE, 82, of 5 Walnut St., Towanda, died Tuesday morning Jan. 21, 2003 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Aug. 6, 1920, in Port Matilda, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mildred Acker Gordon Sr.  Betty Worked as a housekeeper for several area Towanda families throughout the years.  Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family.  Betty was a life member of the Towanda Gun Club; the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 Auxiliary; Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda, Auxiliary; and Rome Fire Company Auxiliary and was a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge, Towanda, Auxiliary.  Betty loved playing bingo and playing cards with her family and friends.  She is survived by her children and their spouses, Linda and Mack Cranmer of Rome, Arlene and Bill Lantz of Towanda, Barbara and Bill Gerould of Rome, and Harry Jr. and Mary Cole of Rome; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Genevieve Pierce of North Towanda, Evalee Wilcox of Towanda, March Bunch of Wellsboro, Pa., and Rose Lilly of Athens and Florida; a brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Dorothy Gordon of Texas; a sister-in-law, Alice Gordon of Texas; a very close friend, Charlotte Gates of Towanda; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Leonard Yates who was killed in November of 1944 while serving in the US Army during World War II and Harold Cole Sr. In June of 1975; a brother, John Gordon and a granddaughter, Shelly R. Gerould in 1998.  The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 6o 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral and committal service will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003 at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the charity or organization of one’s choice in Betty J. Cole’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GORDON –BETTY J. COLE, 82, of 5 Walnut St., Towanda, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 21, 2004 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Aug. 6, 1920 in Port Matilda, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mildred Acker Gordon Sr.  Betty worked as a housekeeper for several area Towanda families throughout the years.  Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family.  Betty was a life member of the Towanda Gun Club; the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 Auxiliary; Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568 Towanda Auxiliary; and Rome Fire Company Auxiliary, and was a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge, Towanda Auxiliary.  Betty loved playing bingo and playing cards with her family and friends.  She is survived by her children and their spouses, Linda and Mack Cranmer of Rome, Arlene and Bill Lantz of Towanda, and Barbara and Bill Gerould of Rome; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Genevieve Pierce of North Towanda, Evalee Wilcox of Towanda, Mary Bunch of Wellsboro, Pa. and Rose Lilly of Athens and Florida; a brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Dorothy Gordon of Texas, a sister-in-law, Alice Gordon of Texas; a very close friend, Charlotte Gates of Towanda and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Leonard Yates, who was killed in November of 1944 while serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, and Harold Cole, Sr. in June of 1975, a brother, John Gordon; and a granddaughter, Shelly R. Gerould in 1998.  The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral and committal service will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the charity or organization of one’s choice in Betty J. Cole’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

JOHN RANDALL GORDON, 81, of Towanda RR 3, Burlington Township, formerly of Elmira, N.Y., died Monday, May 31, 1993, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born April 11, 1912, in Berrytown, Pa., he was a son of the late Randall and Adda Fanning Gordon.  He was a retired employee of Bendix Corp. of Elmira Heights, N.Y., with 30 years of service.  He was a member of the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church and was a 32 Degree Mason and member of the Union Lodge No. 95, Elmira, N.Y.  Surviving are; his wife, Irene Slater Gordon; a daughter and son-in-law; Linda and Melvin Dunlap of Elmira, N.Y.; a sister, Virginia Evenden of Lakeland, Fla.; and grandchildren; Richard Dunlap and his wife, Kathleen, of Buffalo, N.Y., and Christopher Dunlap of Elmira, N.Y.   A graveside service will be held Friday, June 4, 1993, at 1 p.m. at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa., with the Rev. John Feaster, Mr. Gordon’s pastor, officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  There are no calling hours.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. in Mr. Gordon’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GOUDY –LETITIA E. HEWITT, 83, of Corning RD 1, NY died Monday March 13, 1989 at home. She was a former resident of Bradford County. She was born August 30, 1905 in Northumberland, Onatrio, Canada, the daughter of Julius James and Sarah McFarland Goudy. She was married to Donald W. Hewitt who predeceased her January 20, 1970. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Audrae and Robert Pawlak of Horseheads, NY; two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Diane Hewitt of Tampa, FL and William and Jeanne Hewitt of Sarasota, FL; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. A daughter, Joyce Hewitt Beck predeceased her March 14, 1982. Friends may call at the Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats, NY on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Paul D. Mills officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Towanda. –Towanda Daily Review

GOULD, Blanche G. Gustin, (SRGP 13701)  age 91, of RR 3, Troy, PA died Saturday, December 6, 1997 at the Troy Community Hospital.  She was born September 29, 1906 in Roseville, PA, the daughter of George and Bertha (Brace) Gould.  Blanche was a member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church.  She was a school teacher with the Troy Area School District for 19 years, having taught both in the West Burlington and Granville schools, Blanche was a member of the Retired Teacher’s Association.  John and Blanche Gustin were superintendent and matron of the Bradford County Manor for 20 years.  She was a member and Past Worthy Matron of the Troy Eastern Star.  Blanche was a member of the Union Grange for over 50 years and was also a member of the Burlington Rebekahs for over 50 years.  She was the manager of the Mountain Lake Resort for many years.  Blanche is survived by daughters, Betty Moyer of Mountain Lake, PA and Ruth Howell of Bartlesville, OK; son, John Gustin Jr. at home; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her husband, John V. Gustin, on February 17, 1997; sister, Lorrinda (Gould) Dunbar; brothers, Wells Gould and Alfred Gould.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on December 9 with the Rev. Mark Bower and the Rev. Donald Raffensperger officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills, PA.  Pallbearers were to be Burton Parks, Max Simcoe, Stub Crane, Richard Welch, Claude Carman and Don Cleckner.  Memorials may be directed to the West Burlington United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Carol Rockwell, RR 2, Box 276, Troy, PA 16947 or the Bradford County Library, RR 3, Troy, PA 16947.

GOULD, Blanche G. Gustin, (SRGP 13701)  age 91, of RR 3, Troy, PA died Saturday, December 6, 1997 at the Troy Community Hospital.  She was born September 29, 1906 in Roseville, PA, the daughter of George and Bertha (Brace) Gould.  Blanche was a member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church.  She was a school teacher with the Troy Area School District for 19 years, having taught both in the West Burlington and Granville schools, Blanche was a member of the Retired Teacher’s Association.  John and Blanche Gustin were superintendent and matron of the Bradford County Manor for 20 years.  She was a member and Past Worthy Matron of the Troy Eastern Star.  Blanche was a member of the Union Grange for over 50 years and was also a member of the Burlington Rebekahs for over 50 years.  She was the manager of the Mountain Lake Resort for many years.  Blanche is survived by daughters, Betty Moyer of Mountain Lake, PA and Ruth Howell of Bartlesville, OK; son, John Gustin Jr. at home; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her husband, John V. Gustin, on February 17, 1997; sister, Lorrinda (Gould) Dunbar; brothers, Wells Gould and Alfred Gould.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on December 9 with the Rev. Mark Bower and the Rev. Donald Raffensperger officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills, PA.  Pallbearers were to be Burton Parks, Max Simcoe, Stub Crane, Richard Welch, Claude Carman and Don Cleckner.  Memorials may be directed to the West Burlington United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Carol Rockwell, RR 2, Box 276, Troy, PA 16947 or the Bradford County Library, RR 3, Troy, PA 16947.

GOWAN –ELEANOR ROSE GOWAN KIPP, 80, wife of Loren J. Kipp of New Albany, died Christmas morning, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002 at the Carpenter Care Home in Tunkhannock.  Born Nov. 27, 1922 in Terry Township, Bradford County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Nathan and Ethel Woolsey Gowan.  Eleanor was a graduate of New Albany Joint Vocational High School class of 1940.  In early years, Eleanor was employed by Ingersoll-Rand in Athens and was later employed by several area garment manufacturing companies in the area.  During the 1980’s, Eleanor operated the Busy Hands Craft Shop in Wyalusing.  Eleanor was well known for her talent as a baker and created many beautiful cakes for area families.  She was the recipient of Certificates of accreditation from the Wilton Method of Cake Decorating and the National School of Dress Design.  Eleanor was a member of the New Era United Methodist Church and the New Albany Fire Company Auxiliary.  Surviving are her husband, Loren J. Kipp; her children and their spouses, Bonnie and Donald Smith of Mehoopany, Lynette and Daniel Walters of Stevensville, Jean and Dean Stang of Meshoppen, Loren F. Kipp of Denver, Pa., Joan Shaffer of Lake Carey, Pa., Russ and Loretta Kipp of Wyalusing; 21 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; her sister, Jeanette Bigelow of Massachusetts; two brothers, Robert Gowan of New Albany and Malcolm Gowan of North Carolina; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Suzanne Kipp; an infant son, Thomas Kipp; two sisters, Thelma Bonebrake and Verna Hipwell; and a brother, Francis “Barney” Gowan.  The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  The funeral and committal service will be held Monday, Dec. 30, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Towanda, officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

GOWAN –AGNES L. COLLINS, 71, of Athens RD 2 (Sheshequin Township), widow of LaVere Collins died Wednesday April 29, 1987 at the Doctors Hospital, Modesto, California. Mrs. Collins was taken ill while visiting her daughter, Jacqueline Farr in Mateca, Cal. Born July 24, 1915 in Terrytown, she was a daughter of Nina Hoyt Gowan and the late Clive Leon Gowan. Agnes was a graduate of Athens High School. After her marriage to LaVere Collins they made their home in Sheshequin Township. Her main interests in life were her home and family. She enjoyed painting with oils and was a member of the Valley Art Club. Her husband, LaVere predeceased her September 30, 1966. Surviving are two daughters; Mrs. Daniel (Joan) Ferrand, Hazlet, NJ and Mrs. Edward (Jacqualine) Farr of Mateca, Cal.; a son, Michael “Bucky” B. Collins, Athens RD 2; her mother, Mrs. Nina Hoyt Gowan, Sayre RD 1; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren a sister, Mrs. John (Lois) Steadle, Athens RD 2; three brothers, Clifford Gowan, Athens RD 1, Larry Gowan, Cortland, NY, Kenneth Gowan, Sayre RD 1; also several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also predeceased by her father, Clive Leon Gowan, Sr. and two brothers, Richard Gowan and Clive Leon Gowan, Jr. Funeral and committal services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster with Rev. Paul Cornelius of Waverly Christian Missionary Alliance Church officiating. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review

 

GOWAN –EDNA MAY GOWAN NEWTON, 49, of 204 North Main St., Towanda formerly of East Smithfield and Wyalusing died Saturday morning November 19, 1986 as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Ulster Township. Born October 18, 1937 in Terrytown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Theresa Dieffenbach Gowan. She was a graduate of Wyalusing High School, class of 1955 and on July 9, 1955 she married Niles A. Newton in New Era. In earlier years she was employed by the Stevensville Dress Company for 10 years and was later employed by Clark Furniture and Sears Roebuck in Wysox. She later worked for Harris Homes in North Towanda and was presently employed by the Domestic Relations Division of the Bradford County Court House. Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family and she possessed a great love of her grandchildren. She was a former member of the Braintrim Baptist Church of Laceyville and was a member of the Maxwell Chapter #233, Order of Eastern Star, the Towanda BPW, the After-Five Club (CBWC) and was a member of the Wednesday night women’s bowling league in North Towanda. Edna enjoyed the outdoors, camping an possessed a “green thumb’ as she enjoyed growing various types of household and outdoor plants. Surviving are her husband at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Terry and Robert Erb of Monroeton, Cynthia and Ronald Kigsley of Spring Lake; six granddaughters, Annette, Sonya and Cheryl Kingsley of Spring Lake, Nilene Andrea, Erica and Tiffany Erb of Monroeton; step-mother, Celia Gowan of Granville Summit; half-sister, Mrs. Lane (Mary Lynne) Haflett of Granville Summit. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Independent Baptist Church, Towanda with the Rev. Nathan Blow officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The family will receive friends this evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. –Towanda Daily Review

 

MARK E. GOWAN, 28, of Athens RD 2 died at the result of an automobile accident November 2, 1987. He was born in Sayre on December 31, 1958, a son of Clifford and Marie Slocum Gowan. He was a graduate of Sayre High School in 1977 and was employed at the Fulmer Tire Co. in Sayre. He was a life member of the DeMolay, Athens, General John Sullivan Post and was also a member of the Towanda Rod and Gun Club. He is survived by his parents, Clifford and Marie Gowan of Athens RD 2; one brother, Gary of Athens RD 2; his grandmother, Mrs. Nina Gowan of Sayre RD 1 and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral and committal service will be held there Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Carl J. Crawford, pastor of the Litchfield United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. –Towanda Daily Review

ROBERT LINCOLN GOWAN, 87, of Wyalusing RR2, Pa. died Tuesday, morning November 23, 2004 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Born Feb. 12, 1926 in New Albany, Pa. he was the son of the late Nathan Gowin and Ethel Woolsey Gowin.  Robert entered the U.S. Navy during World War II on May 29, 1944 and received his honorable discharge from naval service on May 19, 1946.  He served as a Seaman First Class aboard the USS Escambia and was the recipient of the Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon (1st).  Robert was employed first by the Ontario Drilling Company in Medina, N.Y. for over 20 years and later by General Motors in Lockport, N.Y. for 25 years until his retirement.  Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Elaine Merrill Gowan at home; his son and daughter-in-law, Nathan and Jeanne Gowan of Rio Rancho, N.M.; his daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Anthony Alvarez of Brockport, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Jennifer Button and her husband William, and Alicia Alverez Dunn; two great-grandchildren, Abigail and Brittany Button; his brother and sister-in-law, Malcolm and Kathy Gowin of Banner Elk, N.C.; his sister Jeanette Gowin Bigelow of Framingham, Mass.; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends.  He was preceded in death by his grandson, Matthew Gowan; three sisters, Eleanor Kipp, Thelma Bonebreak and Verna Hipwell; and a brother, Francis “Barney” Gowin.  The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

GOWIN Florence Margaret Gowin Smith 

99, of 1036 S. Main St., Towanda, Pa., formerly of 209 Cobbler Lane, Towanda, Wysox Township, Pa., died Friday evening, Dec. 28, 2012 at the home of her daughter, Charlotte Sullivan in Towanda.  Florence was born in Terry Township, Bradford County, Pa., on July 28, 1913 the daughter of Cameron Darius Gowin and Carrie Johnson Gowin. She was a graduate of New Albany High School class of 1932.  On June 30, 1936 she married Gerald W. Smith at the First Presbyterian Church in Waverly, N.Y. Florence was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 31 years until her retirement. Florence was a 60-year member of the First Presbyterian Church in Towanda, a member of the Sylvania Women's Club and the Bradford County Historical Society. She was presented a plaque on June 23, 2012 honoring her as the oldest woman present at the Bradford County Historical Society in celebration of the Bicentennial of Bradford County. Her life revolved around her love for her children and grandchildren. Florence enjoyed the outdoors and gardening at her home on Cobbler Lane along the Susquehanna River. She also enjoyed traveling, fishing and sewing. Florence had resided with her daughter, Charlotte since her home on Cobbler Lane was flooded on Sept. 8, 2011.  She is survived by her children Charlotte Sullivan, Margaret Potter and Gerald (Sally) Smith; grandchildren David Sullivan, Terry Bowen, Bonnie Potter, Tony Potter, Timmy Potter, Eileen Hicks, Teresa McLinko, Brian Potter, Steven Potter, James Potter, Beth Ann Helsel, Duane Smith and Curtis Smith; great-grandchildren Derrick Sullivan, Cameron Sullivan, LeRae Bowen, Mark Bowen, Kami Bowen, Kati Bowen, Shawn Potter, Nathan Potter, Kristie Spencer, Cory Potter, Timothy Potter, Shannon Hennessy, Tonya Biza, Michael Tuttle, Scott Borick, Jason Borick, Eric Borick, Daniel Potter, Brittany Potter, Emily Potter, Justin Potter, Karina Potter, Tyler Potter, Riley Potter and Bailey Potter; great-great-grandchildren Ely, Aaralyn, Lila, Lucas, Sophia, Kara, Brandon, Nicholas, Madalyn, Shawn, Zander, Chayton, Brynn, Ryder, Kaydance, Chase, Jase, Quinn, Aidan, Rian, Brody, Sierra, Dawson, Nolyn, Molly, Wyatt, Carter, Joshua, Amanda, Kelsey, Brenden, Austin, Connor, Anna and Preston.  In addition to her parents, Florence was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, Gerald W. Smith on July 13, 1963; seven brothers and sisters-in-law Leonard (Sadie) Gowin, Nathan (Ethel) Gowin, Leo (Idabelle) Gowin, Herbert Gowin, William (Muriel) Gowin, Walter (Dorothy) Gowin and Wayne (Hannah) Gowin; five sisters and brothers-in-law Della Mae Gowin, Susie (Don) Allen, Elizabeth (John) Clark, Marjorie (Joe) Saxon, June (Harold) Cory and Lillian (Howard) Turner; sons-in-law LeRoy "Buddy" Sullivan and Frank Potter.  The family extends their deepest appreciation to Florence's granddaughter, Terry Bowen and special friends, Tina Comstock and Wendy Cron, for their loving dedicated care provided during Florence's declining health.   A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Rachel Stahle, pastor, and Rev. Thomas Blackall, a close longtime family friend, officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family suggests that contributions be directed to the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Florence's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – December 30, 2012

GOWIN - John Iltyd Gowin.  On the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, Canton resident John Iltyd Gowin was called by the Lord to his Heavenly Home while at Robert Packer Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was 69 years of age.  Born Aug. 9, 1940, in New Albany, he was the son of William and Muriel (EVANS) Gowin. In 1958, after high school, John served in the U.S. Army as part of the Signal Corps. Four years later, after returning to civilian life, a friend arranged a blind date for him. When John arrived at the young lady's door he was greeted not by his perspective date, but by a friend of hers who just happened to be there at the same time. Feeling certain that she was the right one he whisked her away in his convertible, and five months later, John and Doris BENNETT were married. Together they raised three sons and a daughter and shared 47 years.  Throughout his working life, John was an independent truck driver, hauling rigs for various companies. Many knew him by his C.B. handle, "Tuffy." In fact, John would rather communicate by C.B. radio than by telephone. Most recently, he drove for Matthews Trucking until his health declined. Trucking was his passion and probably no other profession would have afforded him the same satisfaction. John was very meticulous about all of his vehicles. When he wasn't on the road, he was doing maintenance on the engine or polishing the fenders. In his free time, he enjoyed NASCAR and was a great fan of the late Dale Earnhart Sr. He enjoyed country music, more especially the songs pertaining to trucks. In previous years John enjoyed hunting with his sons on Mountain Lake. Although not affiliated with any particular church, John was a man of faith who knew his Lord personally and did strive to walk in His way. He was a good provider and cherished his family to the utmost, taking pride in their achievements and encouraging them during times of difficulty. No matter what, he was always there for them.  John is survived by: his wife of 47 years, Doris, at home; sons Brian (and Michele) Gowin and Michael (and Amy) Gowin, all of Canton, and Byron (and Melissa) Gowin of Granville Summit; daughter Michele (and Jerry) Ross of Troy; brothers James Gowin of South Carolina, Richard (and Mary Lou) Gowin of Towanda, and David (and Ann) Gowin of Luthers Mills; sisters Sandra (and Dale) Miller and Carol (and Richard) Minard, all of Towanda, Kristen Packard (and best friend Buzz) of North Carolina, and Deborah (and Kenneth) DeVuyst of New Jersey; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one on the way; and his beloved dog Crystal, who was never far from his side. Calling hours will be from 5-9 p.m. Friday at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St. in Canton. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, with Daniel Walker officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park.  07 Jan. 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

LEONARD A. GOWIN JR. 79, of Asylum Township, Towanda, RR 4, Pa., died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, at his home.  Born Aug. 5, 1923, in Albany Township., Pa., he was a son of the late Leonard A. Gown, Sr., and Sadie Vargason Gowin.  Leonard was a graduate of Towanda High School and later served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II.  Leonard owned and operated his farm in Asylum Township and was employed by Douglas Brother’s Paving Company of Waverly, N.Y., for many years until his retirement.  On June 17, 1946, he married the former Ada Margaret Matte at SS Peter and Paul Church, Towanda.  He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and VFW Post No. 6072, Asylum Township.  Leonard loved the outdoors especially hunting and fishing.  Surviving are: his children and their spouses, Donna M. and Robert Westbrook, of Ulster, Pa., Stanley L. and Sandra Gowin, of Willsboro, N.Y., J. Hopson and Agnes Gowin of LeRaysville, PA., Mary G. and Craig Lee, of Bridge City, TX, Michael and Chris Gowin of Athens, Pa., Lois A. and Kenneth Beaugh of Lake Charles, La., Anthony A. and Crol Gowin, of Towanda; 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald Gowin of New Albany, Pa.; a sister, Arlie Bricka, of Horseheads, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Ada, on Dec. 20, 2001; two brothers, Robert and Ronald Gowin; and by a sister, Louise Kasson.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  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 Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, 912 Main St., Towanda, Pa. or to Asylum VFW Post No. 6072, RR2, Towanda, Pa. in Mr. Gowin’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

WALTER B. GOWIN, 81, formerly of New Albany, RR 2, Albany Twp., Pa., died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at the Englewood Community Hospital in Englewood, Fla.  Born Sept. 30, 1915, in Terry Twp., Bradford County, Pa., he was a son of the late Cameron and Carrie Johnson Gowin.  In early years Walter was employed by the Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation in Towanda and was later employed by the Loomis Construction Company and the Giffen Construction Company for many years.  Surviving are his children, Grace and Henry Johnson of Wyalusing, Walter and Peggy Gowin of Black Walnut, Larry Gowin of Durrell, Marie Dickson of Monroeton, Reta and George Ogden of Sylvania, Judy Gowin of Rome, Edwin and Barbara Gowin of Wyalusing, Wanda and Robert Johnson of Wells Tannery, Pa., Ricky Gowin of New Albany, RR 2, Penny and Agry Swingle of New Albany; 34 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; a brother; William Gowin of Mountain Lake; sisters, Lillian Turner of Sayre, Florence Smith of East Towanda, June Corey of Towanda, RR 5; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by; his wife, Dorothy Louise Allen Gowin on Feb. 20, 1994; sisters. A. Marjorie Saxon McElwee and Elizabeth Clark; brothers, Wayne, Leo, Leonard and Nathan Gowin.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, 1997, at noon at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. George Ogden officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, Kirby Heath Center Annex, 63 North Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., in Walter B. Gowin’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

WILLIAM MATTHEW GOWIN, age 91, of Mountain Lake, Burlington Township., Pa., died Sunday morning, July 16, 2000, at his home.  Born Nov. 1, 1908, in Terry Township, Pa. he was the son of the late Cameron Darius and Carrie Johnson Gowin.  On Jan. 23, 1937, Bill married the former Meriel Evans of Plymouth, Pa.  Bill worked in maintenance for the Sayre Area School District for 10 years, and for Ward La France in Elmira, N.Y., for a few years.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting and working outdoors on his farm.  Bill also thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family.  He was a special brother, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  [Survivors wish to remain anonymous]    The funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at 10 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggest that memorial contributions be directed to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154 Towanda, Pa. in Mr. Gowin’s memory.  Towanda Daily Review.

AGNES MARIE GRACE, 53, of 1917 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, formerly of Towanda, died Thursday morning, January 19, 1989 at her home.  Born June 2, 1935 in Standing Stone Twp., she was a daughter of Bessie Benjamin Grace and the late Henry L. Grace.  Agnes resided in Williamsport for the last eight years and was employed by the Pa. folding Box Co. in Hughesville for three years.  Formerly she was employed by the Eureka Folding Box Co. of Williamsport.  She was a member of the American Legion Post #1 Auxiliary of Williamsport.  She was survived by her mother Bessie Grace, Towanda RD 1; two daughters, Ruth Ann Barber, Williamsport and Mrs. James (Nancy Lamphere, Monroeton RD 1; two sons; Stephen Roy Barber, Oregon and Thomas Lee Barber, Williamsport; her grandson, James W. Lamphere IV and a granddaughter, Stephanie Marie Lamphere, both of Monroeton RD 1; four sisters; Mrs. Stanley (Margaret) Pickering, Baxter Springs, Kansas: Mrs. Donald (Henrietta) Teeter, Athens; Leona Bidlack, Ulster RD 2; Mrs. Clarence (Dora Ann) Cook, Statesville, N.C.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral service will be held Monday Jan 23 at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Rev. Theodore L. Cockley of the Emmanuel St. James Lutheran Parish, Williamsport, officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2-4 at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GRAHAM, Muriel M. Webster
Muriel M. Webster, 71, of Mansfield RD3, a county native, died Friday, November 6, 1992, at her home. Born February 2, 1921, in Roaring Branch, she was a daughter of Walter L. and Clara V. Jackson Graham. Muriel was a devoted and loving wife for nearly 50 years.  She was a dedicated and caring mother and grandmother. Surviving are her husband, Robert V. Webster Sr; two sons, Max, of Eagan, MN, and Robert Jr, of Mansfield; one daughter Mrs. Patti Worden, of Wellsboro; two brothers, Jack Graham, of Canton, and Roger Graham, of Roaring Branch; three sisters, Anna Renstrom and Emma Machmer, both of Canton, and Jessie Herman, of Grover, and 5 grandchildren.The funeral will be at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements are being handled by Scureman's, 130 South Main Street, Mansfield. Source:  Williamsport Sun Gazette, PA

RALPH WALDO GRAY.  On the morning of Tuesday, January 2, 2001, native Cantonian Ralph Waldo Gray died quietly at Bradford County Manor.  He was 80 years of age.  Born in Canton on January 19, 1919, he was a son of Charles D. and Velma Stevenson Gray.  Ralph answered his country’s call and served proudly in World War II.  Waldo, as he was known to most folks, was employed for many years with the state highway department, PennDOT.  Due to physical infirmities Waldo was forced to early retirement.  He was a longtime resident of McCallum Manor and was a familiar figure at the Canton Senior Citizens Center.  Waldo enjoyed fishing, cards and shooting pool.  Waldo was an avid baseball fan and especially enjoyed watching games at Cedar Ledge.  Ralph is survived by brothers Willis H. (Marilyn) Gray of Canton and Donald (Jeannette) Gray of California; sisters, Mildred (Pat) VanDyke of East Canton and Doris (Marshall) Kennedy of Horseheads; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday January 5 at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., 40 N. Center Street, Canton, with the Rev. David B. Morris, pastor of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) of Canton officiating.  Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday.  Interment will be in Bradford county Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

GREEN Dorothy Emma (Greene) Swain, age 65, of Wilmot Township, Sugar Run, Pa., died on March 3, 2007, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa.  She was born on July 30, 1941, a daughter of the late Frederick and Amy Elizabeth Cornish Greene.  On Sept. 12, 1957, Dorothy married Lewis R. Swain in Burlington, Pa. On July 13, 2001, her husband preceded her in death. Dorothy was employed by a professional cleaning service, giving 12 years of service. She enjoyed her job and those she worked with.  She enjoyed taking pictures and enjoyed the time spent with her family and friends.  Surviving are her children, Carol (Wayne) Chapman of Wyalusing, Pa., Keith (Kala) Swain of Wyalusing, Linda (Bill) Wilkinson of Troy, Pa., Cherie (Larry) Bartholomew of Franklindale, Pa., Kevin (Stacy) Swain of Wyalusing and Craig Swain of Laceyville, Pa.; two sisters, Joyce Walburn and Beverly Parmenter; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Lewis LeRoy Swain (April 3, 1988), and by two brothers and two sisters, Theodore Greene, Frederick "Jake" Greene, Donna Van Horn and Janice Greene.  Friends and family are invited to call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7, in McHenry Funeral Home in Wyalusing, with Jason Laudermilch officiating. Interment will immediately follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.   Pallbearers will be Jason Swain, Josh Swain, Bill Wilkinson, Larry Bartholomew, Joe Vischansky and Steven Vischansky.  Daily Review on 3/5/2007

WALTER EDWARD GREEN, 67, of RR 3 Wysox (Rome Township) died
Monday evening, Nov. 8, 2004 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township.  Born Oct. 31, 1937 in Sayre, he was the son of the late Charles Harrison Green Sr. and Mary Barnes Green.  Walter enjoyed fishing and picking berries.  Surviving are: sisters, Catherine Roach of Seneca Falls, N.Y., Ruth Liguori of Athens, Mary Louise Sullivan of Towanda and Cora Norton and her husband, Wayne Norton, of Sayre; brothers, William H. Green and his wife, Betty Green, of Towanda and George Green of Pennsylvania; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by: his father, Charles Harrison Green Sr. in July of 1959; his mother, Mary Barnes Green, in July of 1984; his sister, Frances Ball; and two brothers, Charles H. Green Jr. and James A. Green.  A memorial graveside service will be held Friday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  There will be no calling hours.  The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Vigilante Engine Co., P.O. Box 77, Rome, PA in Walter Edward Green's memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. –Towanda Daily Review

GREENE –ELLA MAE BUCK, 85, longtime Minnequa Springs resident (Canton Township), died at home with family by her side on Sunday morning, Dec. 24, 2006.  Ella Mae Greene was born in Jonesboro, Tenn. on Aug. 30, 1921. She was the only daughter in a family of 6 children born to the late William S. and Sarah E. (Castle) Greene and the widow of the late Elson H. Buck. On Dec. 26, 1941 Ella Mae and Elson were married in the East Canton Methodist Church's Parsonage.  They shared their lives for over 55 years.  Forever devoted to her family and home, Ella Mae will always be remembered for her loving support and special ways.  She was a member of the East Canton United Methodist Church and the Minnequa Grange No. 754. Ella Mae enjoyed crocheting many beautiful things for family and friends. She also liked gardening, NASCAR Racing and was a big fan of Tony "Smoke" Stewart.  Surviving are her grandchildren; Kenneth "Bucky" Buck and Amy, Connie Boyd and Rob, Lori Buchanan and Rob all of Canton, a step grandson; Sheldon and Virginia Sullivan of Florida, 8 great-grandchildren; Mindy and Cindy Buck, Robert, Chris and Nick Petrowski, Emma Boyd, Chelsea and Brant Buchanan, one great great-granddaughter; Kylie Ackley, a daughter-in-law; Shirley Buck and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband Elson, who died on February 24, 1996, she lost her son; Kenneth E. Buck on February 4, 1993 and five brothers; O.W., Clyde Arnold, Leroy, Ben and John A. Greene.  Her dear friend, Rev. Jasper Smith will officiate the funeral service at noon on Wednesday, December 27, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. Family invites friends to call two hours prior from 10 to 12 p.m. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park Cemetery. Those who wish may consider a donation in Ella Mae's memory to the American Diabetes Association, 19 School House Rd. Somerset, N.J. 08873 or the Guthrie Hospice, R.R. 1 Box 154 Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

GREEN Frances BALL, 66, of Wysox, RR 2, PA, formerly of Athens, PA, died Thursday, July 27, 1995 at her home following a period of declining health.  Born February 19, 1928 in Rome, PA she was a daughter of the late Charles and Mary Darwina Barnes Green.  Frances was formerly employed by the Rynveld Wreath Co. in New Albany and the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company in Mildred.  Surviving are her children:  Clifford A. and Anita Ball of Rawlins, WY, Shirley A. and Randy Mosier of Terrytown, PA, Lucille M. Pozella of Towanda RR 3, PA, Connie L. Morrison of Rome, PA, Kenneth R. Ball Jr. of Wilawana, PA, Barbara R. and John fives of Troy RR 2, PA Betty J. Haught of Wysox RR 2, Victor H. Ball of Wysox RR2, and Penny L. and Terry Reed of Endicott, NY; 26i grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, four sisters and three brothers; former husband, Kenneth Ball Sr. of Wysox RR 2; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by two brothers. Graveside memorial services were held August 1 at Bradford County Memorial Park with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda - Troy Gazette Register

 

GREEN George H. Green Sr.

80, of York Springs, Pa., died at his home Wednesday morning, Feb. 9, 2011 following declining health.  George was born June 6, 1930 in Rome, Pa., the son of the late Charles Harrison Green and Mary Barnes Green. He was a graduate of Rome High School and worked on farms in Bradford, Lycoming and Adams County. George was a member of the York Adams Pomona Grange, the Battlefield Grange and was the recipient of the National Degree. George enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching sports. He is survived by his children, George Green Jr. of York Springs, Pa., Marieca Cobb and her husband Russell Cobb of Oxnard, Calif., Randall Green and his wife Theresa of Muscatine, Iowa, Dana Green of Rome, Pa., Keith Green of East Berlin, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Catherine Roach of Seneca Falls, N.Y., Ruth Liguori of Interlachen, Fla., Mary Louise Sullivan of Towanda, Pa., Cora Norton of Ridgebury, Pa.; a brother, William Green and his wife Betty of Towanda, Pa.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ethel Weaver on Nov. 26, 2000; a sister, Frances Ball; and three brothers, James, Walter and Charles Green. The funeral service will be held at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Mr. Jeff Bisher officiating.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Tuesday morning at the funeral home.  George donated tissue for Pancreatic Cancer Research to John Hopkins Hospital. In lieu of flowers, contributions in George's name may be sent to John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue, 1550 Orleans Street, Cancer Research Bldg. No. 2, Room 341, Baltimore, MD 21231.  Towanda Daily Review – February 11, 2011

 

GREENE –C. EMMA LATHROP, 81, Canton, was called home by the Lord March 3, 1998, while she was recovering from a brief illness at Memorial Hospital.  Born August 10, 1916, she was one of four children born to Harry and Allie (Anderson) Greene in the now vanished lumber community of Barclay.  In April of 1934 she married Louis Lathrop, a dairy farmer, and together they shared 40 years of holy matrimony until his death in 1974.  She applied herself diligently to the task of a farm wife, assisting her husband with the chores and keeping house.  She even found time to do various handcrafts as an added source of income.  Most importantly, she was a loving, kind-hearted woman whose generosity knew no bounds.  Over the years she opened her home and her heart to those in need, especially children.  In later years she became an avid reader, enjoyed the afternoon soap operas and was devoted to her beloved cat, Princess.  Surviving are son, Arthur VanGorden, Florida; daughters, Norma Bovier, Towanda and Agnes Wheaton, Laceyville; daughter-in-law, Frances Harris, Canton; granddaughters, Diane Stout and Beverly J. Wesneski, both of Canton; as well as several other grandchildren, great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Greene and his wife, Donna, Florida.  Aside from her husband, she was preceded in death by son, Robert L. Harris; niece, Carlinda Greene and brothers, Fredrick and Richard Greene.  The funeral and committal service was held March 7 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Norman Pierce, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Canton, officiating.  A private interment followed at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 212 Pine Street, Williamsport, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

GREENE –DOROTHY EMMA (GREENE) SWAIN age 65 of Wilmot Township, Sugar Run, Pa., died on March 3, 2007, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa.  She was born on July 30, 1941, a daughter of the late Frederick and Amy Elizabeth Cornish Greene.  On Sept. 12, 1957, Dorothy married Lewis R. Swain in Burlington, Pa. On July 13, 2001, her husband preceded her in death.  Dorothy was employed by a professional cleaning service, giving 12 years of service.  She enjoyed her job and those she worked with.  She enjoyed taking pictures and enjoyed the time spent with her family and friends.  Surviving are her children, Carol (Wayne) Chapman of Wyalusing, Pa., Keith (Kala) Swain of Wyalusing, Linda (Bill) Wilkinson of Troy, Pa., Cherie (Larry) Bartholomew of Franklindale, Pa., Kevin (Stacy) Swain of Wyalusing and Craig Swain of Laceyville, Pa.; two sisters, Joyce Walburn and Beverly Parmenter; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Lewis LeRoy Swain (April 3, 1988), and by two brothers and two sisters, Theodore Greene, Frederick "Jake" Greene, Donna Van Horn and Janice Greene.  Friends and family are invited to call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing.   Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7, in McHenry Funeral Home in Wyalusing, with Jason Laudermilch officiating.  Interment will immediately follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  Pallbearers will be Jason Swain, Josh Swain, Bill Wilkinson, Larry Bartholomew, Joe Vischansky and Steven Vischansky.  –Towanda Daily Review 3/5/2007

THEODORE R.’TED’ GREENE, SR., 59, of Echo Beach, Towanda RR 2, PA., died Monday morning, Jan. 10, 2000, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Born March 10, 1940, in Sayre, Pa., he was a son of Elizabeth Cornish Greene and the late Frederick Greene.  Ted was employed by the W. W. Lumber Co. in Indiantown, Fla., for 19 years until his retirement.  He enjoyed NASCAR Racing and was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys.  Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Elizabeth and Donald Dunbar of Luthers Mills, Pa.; five children, Theodore A. Greene of Rome, Pa., Wayne C. Greene of Ocala, Fla., Tim L. Greene of Syracuse, N.Y., Tammy L. Kellum of Virginia and Lillian L. Chilson of Monroeton; seven stepchildren, Sally A. Walker of Gillett, Gloria O’Donnell of Washingtonville, Pa., Harold Ray Rathbun Jr. of Florida, Steven Rathbun of Florida and Michael Rathbun of Florida, Bradley Rathbun of Georgia and Jason Rathbun of Florida; 12 grandchildren, 23 step-grandchildren, sit step-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Beverly Parmenter of Gillett, Joyce Walburn of Danville, Pa., and Dorothy Swain of Wyalusing; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Allen Greene on Feb., 28, 1998, by a brother, Jake, and sister, Donna.  A graveside service will be held Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at 1 p.m. at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa., with the Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa.  There are no calling hours.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to Lillian Chilson, RR 1, Box 103, Monroeton, Pa. in Mr. Greene’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

CAEB C. GREENO, 94, of Troy RD 3 died Wednesday March 25, 1987 at the Troy Community Hospital. Mr. Greeno was born January 3, 1893 in Troy Township, the son of Charles and Wrexie Case Greeno. He was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church, a veteran of World War I and a Charter member of the Troy American Legion Post No. 49. He was a retired dairy farmer. Mr. Greeno is survived by his wife of 63 years, Gladys Allyn Greeno; son, Robert Greenough, Columbia Cross Roads RD 2; daughters, Mrs. Edward (Dorothy) Austin of Columbia Cross Roads RD 3 and Mrs. Milford (Shirley) Kinsman of Troy RD 3; 17 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; sisters, Mae Dunbar of Troy and Monema Kenyon of Plainsboro, NJ; brother, Paul Greenough of Gillett RD; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Larry Austin on June 17, 1965 and by brothers, Clarence Greeno and Paige Greeno and a sister, Helen Metzger. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with full military honors being accorded by Troy American Legion Post No. 49. The Rev. Garry Zuber will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the East Troy Baptist Church or the Troy American Legion Post No. 49. –Towanda Daily Review

GEORGE L. GREENO, 74, formerly of 808 N. Main St., Athens, died Saturday, August 28, 1993, at the Bradford County Manor.  He was born June 25, 1919, the son of George L. and Betsy Greeno.  He worked for Ingersoll Rand for 38 years in the shipping department, retiring in 1980.  He was a member of Skiff Bower Post VFW (1536), Ft. Sullivan Post 246 American Legion, Athens; L.O.O.M. 1490 of Waverly and the Ingersoll Rand Club.  He was an avid race fan.  He was predeceased by his wife Laura in 1978, brother Leslie and sister Sarah.  Survivors; four sons, George of Athens, Kevin and Randy Greeno of Sayre, Everett and daughter-in-law Karen of Sayre; two sisters and heir husbands, Ray (Gloria) Spencer of Athens and Larry (Sylvia) Olmstead of Athens; grandchildren, Brian, Christine and Lori Greeno, Michael Spencer, David Wright, Randy and Travis Greeno and Laura and Brittany Greeno; great-grandchildren, Tiffany Freeman, David Wright Jr., and Brandon Spencer; one brother, Milo Greeno of Boone, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, on Monday, August 30, for 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.  Memorial services will be conducted by the VFW at 7 p.m. and the Loyal Order of the Moose at 7:30 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 31, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Wilmot Mather officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford county Memorial Park.  Full military honors will be accorded by the Skiff Bower Post of the VFW.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GREGORY –ALTHEA O. GREGORY MCCRACKEN, 89, of Waverly, N.Y., formerly of Nichols, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003. Althea was born Aug. 7, 1914 in Lewistown, Pa., a daughter of the late George and Mary B. (Showalter) Gregory. For many years, she owned and operated Althea's Tavern in Nichols and was also a former owner of the Nichols Hotel and the Valley Inn in Sayre. Althea had a charismatic and magnetic personality. She was an excellent cook and baker, famous for her pies. She also had a great love for animals and sportscars. In her later years, she was a very welcomed and daily visitor to the doughnut shop on South Keystone Avenue. She was a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge No. 1490 of Waverly; social member of the Sons of Italy; former member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post No. 1536 of Sayre; and a member of St. Demetrius Greek Orthodox Church in Daytona Beach, Fla. She is survived by: her husband of 27 years, Lawrence L. McCracken of Waverly; her daughters and son-in-law, Nancy and Joseph Swigonski of Nichols and Bonnie Courtright of Waverly; sons and daughters-in-law, Scott Parsons of Binghamton, N.Y., Jerry and Laura Gregory of Deltona, Fla., and Jeffrey and Michele Gregory of Friendsville, Pa.; stepchildren, Sheri K. McCracken of Oregon and Mark A. McCracken of Delaware; 17 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sons, Barry Gregory and Fred Gregory Jr.; and son-in-law, Robert Courtright. The family will receive their friends on Sunday, Nov. 23 from 2-4 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A funeral service and celebration of her life will be held at the funeral chapel on Monday, Nov. 24 at 11 a.m. with Pastor James Delanoy officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Greater Valley EMS, 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, PA or the Activity Fund of the Heritage Nursing Home, Athens, PA in loving memory of Althea O. McCracken. –Sayre Moring Times

GRIFFEN –EMILY K. RAE, Monroeton RD 1, age 85, formerly of Sayre died at the Robert Packer Hospital early Friday, September 11, 1987. Born March 28, 1902 in Sayre, she was the daughter of William and Mertie Griffen. Mrs. Rae was a lifelong Valley resident and member of the Sayre First Baptist Church and Union Lodge 210 (Lady Trainmen) Her husband, Stewart Rae, predeceased her in 1986 as did a daughter, Vivian Ammerman in 1981. Surviving are five children: Mrs. June Haynes of Lodi, Calif., Stewart W. Jr. of South Waverly, Paul C. of Gillett, Mary Alice Bidlack of Monroeton, RD and Charles of Sayre; 36 grandchildren and 65 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. Funeral and committal services will immediately follow at 3 p.m. with her pastor, the Rev. Richard Patterson officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Memorials may be directed to the memorial fund of the Sayre First Baptist Church. –Towanda Daily Review

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Evelyn Griffis Neiley, 102, widow of Nelson Neiley formerly of Lake Wesauking Road, Wysox, Pa. and the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda, Pa. died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa.  Born Nov. 22, 1905, in Moxie, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Olin W. and Christine Smith Griffis. Evelyn was a graduate of Wyalusing Area High School.  In early years, Evelyn was employed by International Business Machines and by the Endicott Johnson Shoe Company in Endicott, N.Y. On May 24, 1924, she married Nelson Neiley at Sugar Run, Pa. Evelyn was formerly employed by the W.T. Grant Store in Towanda and assisted her husband in the operation of their farm and gas station in Standing Stone and also in the operation of Nelson's construction company in Wysox for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Neiley also purchased and renovated several area homes through their years together. Evelyn and Nelson enjoyed traveling in their motor home.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years on Feb. 11, 1998.  Evelyn was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church and the church prayer circle. She was a 79 year member of the Asa Stevens Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and a 78 year member of Wysox Rebekah Lodge No. 443.  Surviving are: her daughter-in-law and her husband, Doris and Edson Howell of Watkins Glen, N.Y.; her granddaughter and her husband, Glenna and Saul Traiger of Los Angeles, Calif.; a great-grandson, David Traiger; a great-granddaughter, Sarah Traiger; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by: her son, Malcolm Neiley in 1958 and by a brother, Vern Griffis.  The funeral service will be held at noon on Tuesday Sept. 25, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Robert Martin, pastor of Wysox Presbyterian Church and the Standing Stone Vesper Church officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, in Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Tuesday morning at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Wysox Presbyterian Church, in care of Mrs. Margaret Gordon, RR 2 Box 260, Wysox, Pa. 18854 or to the Standing Stone Vesper Church, in care of Edward Johnson RR 3 Box 256, Towanda, Pa. 18848, in Evelyn's memory.  Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

 

GROGESKY Berneata G. Davidson

91, formerly of Sheshequin and Ulster, died peacefully, February 6, 2013 at the Sayre Health Care Center.  She was born August 31, 1921 in Jenningsville, Wyoming County, Pa., the only child of Samuel and Bertha (VanKuren) Grogesky.  She graduated from Towanda High School.  On January 30, 1942, Berneata married Kenneth G. Davidson in Towanda. From that time she was full-time homemaker providing a caring, nurturing environment for her family. She enjoyed cooking, baking, canning, reading, word puzzles and crocheting. She and Kenneth bowled in several leagues. She was a member of the Ulster United Methodist Church, the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Auxiliary and a Cub Scout den mother.  Berneata is survived by her two daughters and sons-in law; Beverly (Wayne) Miller and Loretta (Richard) Welty and her son Ronald (Jayne Baker) Davidson; grandchildren: Timothy (Tammy Shoultes), Leslie (Archie) Kyle, Lisa (Aaron) Wakely and Richard (Jody) Davidson: great grandchildren; Rebecca and Jason Miller; Desiree, Dakota and Chauntel Kyle; Amber Pollox; Alex Simons; and Ryleigh and Gage Davidson.   She is also survived by her sisters-in-law Shirley Lenox and Marjorie (Howard) Northrup.  Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Kenneth, June 18, 2003; Sisters-in-law; Gwendolyn Ulrich, Eleanor Russell, Mildred Hatch and Ruth Wilcox and brothers-in-law, Rodney, Frederick, Harold and Donald Davidson.  Celebration of life services will be held 2 p.m., Saturday February 16, 2013 at the Ulster United Methodist Church. There will be no visitation. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Memorials may be directed to the Ulster United Methodist Church in care of Dan Reynolds, 7592 Ulster Road, Ulster PA 18850 or a charity of one’s choice in memory of Berneata G Davidson.    Sayre Morning Times – February 9, 2013

 

GROOVER –MRS. PAULINE M. LINES, 65, of Homets Ferry died Monday October 23, 1989 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was born in LeRaysville September 7, 1924, the daughter of Harold C. and Anna Cragle Groover Sr. She graduated from the Montrose High School and married Robert E. Lines of LeRaysville on June 1, 1943. Mrs. Lines was a member of the Faith Baptist Church, Terrytown and a member of the Helping Hand. She was also a member of the Wyalusing Post No. 534 American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband, Robert E. Lines at home; one son, Richard D. Lines of Willington, FL; a daughter, Mrs. Pauline Remington of Tunkhannock; her parents Mr. and Mrs. Harold Groover; three brothers, Harold C. Groover Sr., Loren T. Groover and Ross A. Groover; two sisters, Mrs. E. Louise Chalker and Mrs. Janice C. Sprout, all of Montrose; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Faith Baptist Church in Terry Township with the Rev. James Wentz officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Friends may call Wednesday evening at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grove dale Lane, Wyalusing from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The family will provide the flowers and memorials to Faith Baptist Memorial Fund, Box 729, Wyalusing, PA. –Towanda Daily Review

 

GRUVER –MARGARET ELEANOR (GRUVER) MICKLEY, 97, of the Bradford County Manor, formerly of Gillett, died March 2, 1998 at the Manor.  Born April 22, 1900 in Ogdensburg, she was the daughter of the late Elmer E. and Clara (Bowell) Gruver.  She was an active member of the Fassett Baptist Church and was employed with Moore Business Forms in Elmira, retiring in 1953.  Mrs. Mickley was a devoted mother, and her entire life was lovingly given to her family.  She frequently baked bread for friends and neighbors.  Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Cleon E. (Minnie) Mickley, Darwin E. (June) Mickley, Clair H. (Helen) Mickley all of Gillett; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Titus C. Mickley in 1964; granddaughter, Catherine Mickley; great-great-granddaughter, Christaline Mickley; sisters, Lottie Burnside and Viola Jackson.  Funeral services were held March 5 at the Fassett Baptist Church with Rev. Donald D. Rockwell officiating.  Burial was in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.  Memorials may be directed to the Fassett Baptist Church, c/o William Beechey, RR 2, Box 170, Gillett, PA.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GRUVER Margaret Eleanor MICKLEY, age 97, of the Bradford County Manor, formerly of Gillett, PA died Monday, March 2, 1998 at the Bradford County Manor.  She was born April 22, 1900 in Ogdensburg, PA, the daughter of the late Elmer E. and Clara (Bowell) Gruver.  Margaret was an active member of the Fassett Baptist Church and was employed with Moore Business Forms in Elmira, NY, retiring in 1953.  She was a devoted mother and her entire life was lovingly given to her family.  Margaret frequently baked bread for friends and neighbors.  She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Cleon E. (Minnie) Mickley, Darwin E. (June) Mickley, Clair H. (Helen) Mickley, all of Gillett, Pa; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Margaret is predeceased by her husband, Titus C. Mickley in 1964; granddaughter, Catharine Mickley; great-granddaughter, Christaline Mickley; sisters, Lottie Burnside and Viola Jackson.  Friends may call at the Fassett Baptist Church on Wednesday, march 4 from 6 to 8 pm and Thursday, March 5 from 9:30 to 10.  Funeral services will be held at the Church Thursday, March 5 at 10 am with the rev. Donald D. Rockwell officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Fassett Baptist Church, c/o William Beechey, RR2, Box 170, Gillett, PA 16925   TGR

John V. GUSTIN, age 94, of Troy RR 3, PA died Monday, February 17, 1997 at the Troy Community Hospital.  He was born February 14, 1903 at Mountain Lake, the son of Guy and Rhoda Spencer Gustin.  He was a member of the west Burlington United Methodist Church and he was also a member and past master of the Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 206 F&AM where he received the 32nd Degree.  He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge of Burlington, PA.  John always worked and enjoyed farming.  On December 28, 1931 he married Blanche Gould and they became superintendent and matron of the Bradford County Manor where they spent 20 years.  Since that time, he owned and operated a farm in West Burlington.  Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Blanche (Gould) Gustin; daughters, Betty Moyer of Mountain Lake, PA and Ruth Howell of Bartlesville, OK; a son, John Gustin Jr., at home; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister,, Cynthia Sargeant of Wetona, PA; brother, Jud Gustin of Hilton Head, SC; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by a brother, Seth Gustin in 1977.  Funeral services were to be held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on February 21 (11 am) with the Rev. Donald Raffensperger officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. (Calling hours are February 20 from 7-9 pm at the Vickery Funeral Home with a Masonic service at 8:30.)  Pallbearers will be John Gustin Jr., Daniel Reynolds, David Reynolds, Burton Parks, Max Simcoe and Stub Crane.  Memorials may be directed to the west Burlington United Methodist Church in c/o Mrs. Carol Rockwell, RR 2, Box 276, Troy, PA 16947.

JOHN W. GUSTIN, 50, West Burlington, PA, died on Monday, November 19, 2001 at home.  Born on January 20, 1951 in Burlington, he was the son of the late John V. and Blanche (Gould) Gustin.  He was a life-long farmer who loved his animals.  He also was an avid Harley-Davidson collector.  Surviving are his companion and friend, Josephine Saxton, Monroeton; son, Rodney C. Vanduzer, Sr., Monroeton; daughter, Brenda Vanduzer, Monroeton; grandchildren Rodney C. Vanduzer, Robert J. Vanduzer, Brandon Bartholomew and Larry Bartholomew; special sister, Betty (Raymond) Moyer, Towanda; sister, Ruth Howell, Bartlesville, OK; several nieces and nephews, including special nephews David Reynolds of Honesdale and Dan Reynolds of Ulster; friends, Wayne Campbell of Ulster; Chub & Alice Sampson of Troy; Mix Simcoe of Troy; Ernie “Punter” Schill, Burlington; Burton Parks of Troy; and Harold Williams, Jr. of Troy.  A graveside service will be held at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Sunday, November 24 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Allison W. Grove, officiating.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA or to the West Burlington United Methodist Church, c/o Karen Schill, PO Box 44, Burlington, PA.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., Troy.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

GUSTIN Patricia A. - Patricia A. Gustin Bassett, age 75 died
on Dec. 7, 2009 at Blossom View Nursing Home, Sodus, N.Y. Pat was born on Oct. 14, 1935 the daughter of the late Paul and Blanche Gustin of Springfield, Pa. She graduated Troy High School the class of 1953. She received her associates degree from Mansfield College in food service management. She then began her career at Westinghouse in Elmira, N.Y. Throughout her life time she worked in the food service departments of Howard Johnson's, Genette Newspaper Binghamton, the commissary in Hawaii, USO and several others. She married the late Robert Bassett of Granville Summit. Pat and Bob then travelled to where his duties in the Marines sent them. They especially enjoyed their time in Hawaii. Eventually they returned to Quantico, Va. until Bob's retirement after 25 years. They then returned to Springfield, Pa. She was predeceased by her husband Bob, and her parents Paul and Blanche. She is survived by her brothers Arthur W. Gustin "Warren" (Barbara) of Springfield, Lloyd E. Gustin "Rick" (Sue) of Meshoppen, her sisters, Neva G. Allen (Charles) of Granville Summit, and Linda A Gary of Sodus, N.Y. and numerous nieces and nephews. Pat will be remembered at a graveside service at 10 a.m. on June 19, 2010 in the Bradford County Memorial Park. . – Towanda Daily Review, June 6, 2010

PAUL B. GUSTIN, 81, of Ulster RD 2, died September 27, 1989.  He was born May 18, 1908 in Burlington Township, the son of Lloyd and Lena Lane Gustin.  He was a retired dairy farmer and was formerly employed with the Pennsylvania Department of Highways, the Pennsylvania Railroad and he drove a milk truck for Brown’s Tucking Company.  He was a member of the Burlington United Methodist Church.  Mr. Gustin is survived by daughters, Patricia Ann Gustin Bassett of Ulster RD 2 and Mrs. Charles (Neva) Allen of Granville Summit RD 1 and Mrs. Robert (Linda) Gary of Sodus, NY; sons and daughters-in-law, Warren and Barbara Gustin of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2 and Lloyd and Ann Gustin of Meshoppen; sisters, Mrs. Joie VanDyke of Hawaii and Mrs. Pearl Kaylor of Towanda; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Mrs. Clifford (Josephine) Wakely of East Smithfield; brother-in-law Wayne Huntington of Columbia Cross Roads.  He was predeceased by his wife, Blanche in 1987 and brothers, Leon in 1934 and Robert in 1989.  Funeral services were held September 30 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Darris M. Hauser officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Memorials may be directed to the Burlington United Methodist Church new roof building fund in care of Robert Weldy, Burlington, PA.

GUSTIN -  Pauline Gustin Shellard, 73, widow of Donald Miller Shellard of Saco, Ulster RR 2, Pa., died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Born Oct. 31, 1935 in Burlington, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Robert Gustin and Charlotte Whitehead Gustin. Pauline attended Troy High School and in early years was employed by the Blue Swan in Sayre and by Westinghouse in Elmira, N.Y. In 1956, Pauline married Donald Miller Shellard at the Burlington United Methodist Church. She was later employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for a number of years. Pauline was an artist who enjoyed painting in oils.  Surviving are: her children, Tina Marie Lasco and her husband Dr. George A. Lasco of Athens, Donald Robert Shellard of Saco, Ulster RR 2, Brenda Louise Lamb and her husband Michael Lamb of Ulster RR 2; granddaughter, Stephanie Marie Stevens of New York City; grandson, T.J. Satterly Jr. and his wife Jessica of Athens Twp.; great granddaughter, Dakota Rose Satterly; sisters, Rena Newton and her husband Denis of California, Betty June VanDeVentner of Missouri; a niece, Wendy Scott; a nephew, Doug Scott.  She was preceded in death by: her husband of 47 years, Donald Miller Shellard on Nov. 12, 2003; her sister, Elsie Scott and brother-in-law, Robert Vandeventner.  A private funeral service was held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Leland Thompson officiating.  Interment was in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720, in Pauline's memory.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review.

GUSTIN - Pearl Gustin Bailey Kaylor, 99, of Towanda RR3, Burlington Twp., Pa., diedTuesday evening, May 19, 2009 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Twp., Pa.  Born Oct. 25, 1909 in Burlington Twp., Pa., she was the daughter of the late Lloyd W. Gustin and Lena LANE Gustin. Pearl was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 25 years retiring in November of 1971. Following her retirement, Pearl and her husband Guy KAYLOR spent their winter months in Fort Pierce, Florida. In September of 1979, they moved to Fort Pierce to make their home. In May of 1995 Pearl and Guy returned to Burlington Township to be near their family.  Surviving are three sons, David N. BAILEY and his wife, Marlene, of Towanda RR3, Lloyd W. BAILEY and his wife, Betty of Ulster RR2, Pa. and RUSSELL B. Bailey and his wife, Barbara of Towanda RR3, Pa; a daughter, Louella PRONTI of Elmira, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husbands, Newton W. BAILEY, on Oct. 13, 1948 and Guy H. KAYLOR on Feb. 22, 1996; three brothers, Leon E. Gustin, Robert E. Gustin and Paul B. Gustin; and a sister, Joie Van Dyke.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. William Lusk officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church, in care of Kathy Wolstenholme, Treasurer, RR1 Box 277B, Towanda, PA 18848 in Pearl Gustin Bailey Kaylor's memory.  20 May 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

ROBERT LLOYD GUSTIN, 87, of Ulster RD 2 in Burlington Township died July 7, 1989 at the Bradford County Manor.  He was born May 11, 1902 in Philadelphia.  He was a son of Lloyd E. and Lena Lane Gustin.  Robert attended grade school in Luthers Mills and later attended Troy High School and a mechanical engineering school in Philadelphia.  He later operated a garage in Burlington Township for several years and also owned and operated his dairy farm in the Kendall Hill are for many years until his retirement in 1965.  Robert enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Kithcart Gustin; daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Rena) Newton of Big Bear, CA, Mrs. Donald (Pauline) Shellard of Ulster RD 2 (Saco), Mrs. Robert (Betty) Vandeventer of Arcadia, FL; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Guy (Pearl) Kaylor of Ft. Pierce, FL and Burlington Township and Mrs. Gordon (Joy) VanDyke of Redlands, CA; brother, Paul Gustin of Ulster RD 2; several nieces and nephews.  Private funeral services were to be held at the convenience of the family with burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Arrangements were made by the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda.  –Troy Gazette-Register.
 

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