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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



LEAHY Ann - Ann Leahy French, 79, formerly of East Towanda, Pa., died
Saturday morning July 31, 2010 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa. Ann was born Jan. 3, 1931 the daughter of the late Hugh and Agnes Byron Leahy and grew up on Sugar Ridge, Overton Twp., Pa. She was a graduate of St. Basil's High School in Dushore, Pa. Ann was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for over 30 years until her retirement. She was a member of the Sylvania Women's Club. She is survived by: three children, Tom Ryan and his wife Patty Ryan of North Towanda, Pa., Michael Ryan and his wife Sally Ryan of Macedonia, Pa., Mary Ann Woodruff and her husband Leon "Buck" Woodruff of Dushore, Pa.; four stepchildren, Bruce French and Kim McCormack of Ulster, Pa., Terry Salisbury and her husband Stanley Salisbury of Gates, N.C., Janice Bomboy of Towanda, Jackie Gage of Tunkhannock; four grandchildren, Casey Ryan and his wife Mindy, Brittnay Woodruff, Joseph Ryan, Dane Woodruff; six stepgrandchildren, Bruce and James French, Amy Krauss, Kelley Northcott, Katherine Gullo and Stacey Lent; numerous step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Dennis E. Ryan, Leon A. Trowbridge, James B. French Sr.; and by a granddaughter, Cindy "Skeeter" Rogers Coulter. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m.Wednesday evening at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Ann's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, August 1, 2010

 

LEAVENWORTH Donald E. Leavenworth

79, of 322 Poplar St., Towanda, Pa., died Friday morning, Dec. 7, 2012 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa.  Born in Sayre, Pa. on Oct. 9, 1933, he was a son of Arthur and Vera Overpeck Leavenworth.  Don spent his early years growing up in Herrickville and was a graduate of Wyalusing High School. He was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for over 30 years until his retirement.  Don was a member of the Towanda Elks Lodge and the Towanda Gun Club. He enjoyed playing golf and was an avid Redskins fan.  He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Gregg and Dorothy Leavenworth of Elmira, N.Y.; granddaughter Rachael Cierniakoski and husband Ron of Baldwinsville, N.Y.; sisters Janice Palmer of Stoughton, Wis. and Ellen Wilson of Wyalusing, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife M. Jane Parsons Leavenworth on Sept. 12, 2009 and brother John Leavenworth.  The funeral service will be held at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Donald E. Leavenworth's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – December 8, 2012

 

EUGENE O. LEHTO, 63, of Wysox RD 2, Wysox Township died Monday evening July 17, 1989 at his home following a brief illness. Born Oct. 30, 1925 in Detroit Mich., he was a son of Henry and Vendla Ryanemee Lehto. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific. On January 25, 1946 he married the former Betty Marie Franklin. She preceded him in death on January 25, 1972. Mr. and Mrs. Lehto moved to the area in 1946 to make their home when Mr. Lehto entered the employ of the Bacon Machine Company and the Towanda Folding Box Company. In that same year, they started the Lehto Novelties Company, a successful business which later became Lehto Industries. On June 20, 1978, Mr. Lehto sold the business to his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Elizabeth Lehto, but remained active in the business until failing health forced his retirement. He was a member of the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and the 40 & 8. Mr. Lehto was also a member of the Asylum VFW Post, Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191 and the Towanda Gun Club. Eugene enjoyed hunting and traveling in his leisure time. He is survived by two daughters: Diane Sick of Visalia, Calif. and Donna DeHaas of Wysox RD 2; a son, Kenneth Lehto of San Francisco, Calif.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Gayle Lehto of Golden, Colo. And Michael and Elizabeth Lehto of Wyalusing RD 4; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Marvin Lehto of Bruce Crossings, Mich.; two sisters, Betty Hill of Dublin, NH and Erma Haapla of Bruce Crossings, Mich. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. He was also preceded in death by a son, Robert Lehto in September of 1968 and by a grandson, Charles Sick in August of 1980. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Steven Starzer of Wyalusing officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. –Towanda Daily Review

 

LEIBY Marian WATKINS, 94, [SRGP 15692] died May 26, 1998.  She was born in Coudersport, PA, on November 11, 1903, the daughter of Arthur and Anna (Naglee) Leiby.  She was skilled in needlework, played piano and had a “close walk with the Lord.  She spent 40 years of her life raising foster children as well as caring for her own.  She was assisted by her husband of 49 years, Raymond, until his passing in 1968.  Marian is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Walter (Dwight) and Dorothy Watkins of Horseheads, NY, Arthur (Leiby) and Lorraine Watkins of Julian, PA, Raymond (Larry) and Anna Watkins of Canton PA;  daughter, Florence Confer of Bellefonte, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Wilbur Barrett of Troy, PA; foster child, Eva DeLong of Pine Valley, NY; 17 grandchildren and several great and great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Ernest (Gertrude) Nolan of Gillett, PA.  She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Watkins; sister, Frances Nolan; daughter-in-law, Marian Watkins; son-in-law, Elmer Confer.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on May 30 with Mr. Dennis Kinnan officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.  Memorials may be directed to HIS Home Care, 1-B Main St., Wellsboro, PA 16901.

 

LEIGHTON Donald L. Leighton Sr.

77, of Powell, Pa., died Monday evening, Sept. 23, 2013, at his home following declining health.  Donald was born in Ypsilanti, Mich., on Aug. 6, 1936, the son of Albert and Catherine Millage Leighton. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Army. On May 23, 1959, he married the former Marjorie Ann Dunn in Monroeton, Pa. In early years Donald was employed by the Bradco Supply Company and was later employed by State Aggregates for over 35 years until his retirement. Donald was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda, and the Monroeton Rod & Gun Club. Donald enjoyed spending time with family and friends, going for rides on the mountain, hunting, fishing and gardening.  Surviving are his children, Donna Eddy and husband Gary, Diane Leighton, Pam Johnson and husband Charlie, Donnie Leighton Jr.; grandchildren, Stacy Barnes and husband Daniel, Charles Johnson Jr., Brett Johnson, great grandchildren, Kaleb and Evie Barnes; sisters, Cathy Swartz and husband Wayne, Delores Carson; brothers, James Leighton and Richard Leighton; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Ann Leighton, on July 23, 1996; a sister, Yvonne Smiley; and a broather, Gerald Leighton.  The funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa., with Rev. James Hollister, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Towanda Daily Review – September 25, 2013

 

GERALD EUGENE LEIGHTON, 56, of 7233 Haldey Road, Sandy Creek, N.Y., formerly of Powell, died Friday evening, Dec. 29, 1995, at the Oswego Hospital, Oswego, N.Y.  Born Feb. 11, 1939, in Sayre, he was a son of the late Albert and Catherine L. Millage Leighton.  Gerald was employed in construction for Fred Strausser of Monroeton for many years.  Surviving are: a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and John Wood of Toano, Va.; two daughters, Robin Young and Sally Leighton both of Monroeton; two granddaughters, Yvonne Smiley of Athens and Delores Carson of Towanda; a sister and brother-in-law, Cathy and Wayne Swartz of Rome; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald L. and Marge Leighton of Powell; two brothers, James F. Leighton of Wysox RR 2 and Richard H. Leighton of Monroeton; an aunt, Sally Chapman of Shunk/ several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his close friend, Grace Caufield of Sandy Creek, N.Y.  The funeral and committal service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1996, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Henry L. Ferguson officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

Gerald E. Leighton.  The funeral and committal services for Gerald E. Leighton, 56, of Sandy Creek, formerly of Powell, were held Tuesday, Jan 2, 1996, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott- Bowen Funeral 217 York Ave., towanda with the Rev. Harry Ferguson officiating.  Interment will be made in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  RHW 3 Jan 1996 Towanda Daily Review.

 

LEIGHTON –YVONNE M. SMILEY, 75, widow of Eugene Smiley of the Page Manor, Church Street, Athens, Pa., died Monday evening Sept. 26, 2005 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Yvonne and Eugene were former residents of the Towanda area.  Born July 3, 1930 in Ypsilanti, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Catherine Millage Leighton, Yvonne attended the Powell School and Towanda High School.  On August 14, 1947, she married Eugene Smiley in Elmira, N.Y.  For many years, Mr. and Mrs. Smiley were stewards for Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 until August of 1981 when they moved to Athens, Pa., to make their home.  She was preceded in death by her husband Eugene on January 14, 1986.  Yvonne was a member of the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 Auxiliary.  Surviving are two sons, Keith R. Smiley and his wife Ursula of Cherry Long, Ga.., and Eugene A. Smiley and his wife, Cheryl of Powder Springs, Ga.; two daughters, Brenda Johnson of West Palm Bay, Fla., and Marie Sweeney and her husband Edward of Conshohocken, Pa.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Donald Leighton of Powell, Pa., James Leighton and his wife Colleen of Standing Stone, Pa., and Richard Leighton and is wife Darlene of Liberty Corners, Pa.; two sisters, Kathy Swartz and her husband Wayne of Rome, Pa., Delores Carson of Towanda, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by a brother Gerald Leighton.  The funeral services will be held Friday Sept. 30, 2005 at 10 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Richard Barner, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

LENOX Edward J. Lenox

90, died peacefully Tuesday evening, May 1, 2012 at the Bradford County Manor, Burlington Twp., with his loving wife Shirley by his side.  Edward was born Dec. 4, 1921 in Sayre, the son of the late Howard and Hennretta McMorran Lenox.  Edward lived his entire life in the Ulster area. He operated the family farm until 1968 and then was employed by Agway until his retirement. Edward served as Ulster Township supervisor for 41 years. Edward enjoyed visiting with all he encountered, especially friends and neighbors. His love for gardening was evident to all, spending many summers sharing his produce at various outdoor markets.  Edward had a deep love for his family finding great joy in time spent with each one. Edward is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 70 years, Shirley Davidson Lenox; children, Gary (Shirley) Lenox of Ulster, Elizabeth Baker of Elmira, N.Y., Karen (Randy) Robinson of Gillett and James Jeffery (Lisa) Lenox of Ulster; ten grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Charles Smith.  In addition to his parents, was preceded in death by his son, Duane, daughter, Diana Smith and son-in-law David Baker, two great-granddaughters, sisters Winifred Betts and Dorothea Huff, brother Leroy Lenox and brother-in-law Richard Huff.  Edward's family would like to thank the staff of the Bradford County Manor for their loving care.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2012 at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Farr Street, Ulster, with Pastor Robert Wuethrich, of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, and Pastor Sandy Brant, of the Ulster United Methodist Church officiating. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.   Interment will be private in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Association, in care of Karen Bixby, 1899 Ghent Hill Road, Ulster, PA 18850 in Edward's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – May 3, 2012

 

LENOX –WINIFRED LUCILLE LENOX BETTS, 87, widow of Noble N. Betts Jr., formerly of Sayre, Pa., died Sunday morning, Jan. 1, 2006 at the Dar-Way Nursing Home in Elkland Township, Sullivan County, Pa.  Born May 6, 1918, in Ulster Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Howard Lenox and Henrietta McMorran Lenox.  Winifred was a graduate of Ulster High School and Mansfield State Teachers College where she received her teaching certificate. She subsequently attended Duke University in Durham, N.C.  During World War II, Winifred was employed by Sylvania Electric in Towanda and it was there that she met Noble N. Betts Jr., whom she later married.  Mrs. Betts taught elementary education at the Third Ward and J. Andrew Morrow School in Towanda for several years. She later taught the remedial reading program in the Ulster and Sayre area schools for many years. Following her retirement, Mrs. Betts served as a receptionist for the First Presbyterian Church in Towanda, and served as a volunteer for the American Red Cross Blood Drives in the Bradford County area.  Winifred enjoyed gardening, traveling and spending time with her family.  Surviving are her son, Stephen Paul Betts and his wife Janet of Seymour, Conn.; her daughter, D. Marie Hoskins and her fiancé Douglas Magee of Frederick, Md.; five grandchildren, Suzanne Hoskins Nanwani and her husband Omi of Wilmington, N.C., Michael Hoskins and his wife Vanessa of Clearwater, Fla., Mark and Amanda and Jaimee Betts, both of Seymour, Conn.; four great-grandchildren, Jasmine Marie Hoskins, Vinnie Nanwani, Mercedes and Shirley Lenox of Ulster, Pa.; brothers-in-law, Richard Huff of Milan, Pa., Harry P. Betts of Lake Wesauking, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Noble N. Betts Jr. on May 18, 1995; a brother, LeRoy Lenox; and a sister, Dorothea Mae Lenox Huff.  The funeral and committal service will be held Friday, Jan. 6, 2006 at noon at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Presbyterian Church, Towanda, Pa. officiating.  The family will receive friends on Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at the funeral home.  Interment will be later in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Historical Society, 109 Pine St., Towanda, Pa., or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional office, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa., in Winifred L. Betts memory.

 

LENT Bruce P
Bruce P. Lent, 80, of RR2 Box 245, Troy, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1993, at Troy Community Hospital.He was born Oct. 20, 1912, in Orwell township, the son of Earl and Rachel Rogers Lent.  Mr. Lent was a lifelong farmer and enjoyed hunting and the outdoors.  He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Lent.  On March 7, 1993 he and his wife the former Beatrice Berry Lent, celebrated their wedding anniversary.  It was a loving  marriage that lasted 56 years.  He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Eleanor and James Wolfe of Troy RR3; sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Claudette Lent Jr. of Gillett RR1 and Kenneth and Nancy Lent of Towanda RR5; six grandchildren; and nine great grand-children. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, on Wednesday from 7-9.  The funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  The Rev. Melvin S. Good will officiate. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorials will be directed to the Troy Fire Department, P.O. Box 152, Troy, Pa. 16947, or the Troy Ambulance Association,  P.O. Box 13, Troy, Pa. 16947.

 

LENT Carlton L. Lent

86, a life-long resident of Lake Wesauking, Pa., died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. Carlton was born May 7, 1925 in the home where he spent his entire life, a son of the late Edwin and Grace Lee Lent. He was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1942. Carlton owned and operated the family dairy farm for many years until 1967. He was also employed by Masonite Corporation in Wysox for a number of years and later by E.I. DuPont in Towanda for 20 years until his retirement. He was a member of Wysox Lodge No. 1152 International Order of Odd Fellows, the Antique Tractor Association and the Wysox Volunteer Fire Company. In early years, Carlton served as a Forest Fire Warden. He was a former avid bowler and enjoyed playing golf and in later years enjoyed NASCAR Racing and Penn State Football. Carlton was a loving father and grandfather and leaves many cherished memories for his family. Surviving are his daughters and sons-in-law Nancy and Monte Hughey of Towanda, Cindy and George Suda of Fullerton, Calif.; son Thomas Lent of Rhode Island; seven grandchildren Sean Ennis, Kristy (Matt) Clark, Adam and Andrew Lent, Casey, Jonathan and Allyson Suda; a very special great-grandson Baylee Clark; a sister Marion Jones of Rome, Pa.; sister-in-law Marian Lent of Lake Wesauking, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Donald Lent in 1991 and sister Virginia Dile in 2011. Wysox Lodge No. 1152 I.O.O.F. will hold a service of remembrance at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, with a memorial service to follow at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Officiating the memorial service will be Carlton's niece, Pastor Robin Cuneo. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Wysox Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 2, Wysox, PA 18854 in Carlton L. Lent's memory. Towanda Daily Review – January 25, 2012   

 

LENT Earl. P. Lent

63, of Rome, died this Friday afternoon in the Robert Packer Hospital.   A former Lake Wesauking farmer,  Mr. Lent also resided for some time in Ulster Township.  He is survived by a son, Bruce of Troy RD ;  a sister, Mrs. Mazie Allis of Orwell ; a brother , Gerald Lent of Elmira; and three grandchildren.  The body is at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, where services will be held Monday at 11 a.m., Rev. Ralph Reed of the Troy Presbyterian Church officiating.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  (1955)

 

WAYNE H. LEONARD, 57, of Athens, PA passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014 at home with his family by his side following a brief illness. He was born on April 5, 1957 in Sayre, PA, the son of William R. and Jean Templeton Leonard. Wayne was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving from 1975-1979. He was employed with Tioga Downs as an Electrician. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and riding motorcycles. Wayne was a family man and the love of his life was his family. He is preceded in death by his dad William R. Leonard in 2010 and father-in-law Duane Travis in 1995. Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 25 years Debbie at home, children Calista, Caleb, Abrianna, and Bradly Leonard all of Athens, PA, mother Jean Leonard of Athens, PA, sister Sally Brungart of Liverpool, PA, sister and brother-in-law Deb and John Northrup of Athens Twp., PA, mother-in-law Elsie Travis of Towanda, PA, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Lori and Andy Watkins of Millport, NY, brother-in-law John Johnson of LeRaysville, PA, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. At Wayne's request, there will be no calling hours or services. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Wayne's memory to the: American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 7/8/2014

 

LEWIS Craig Edward Lewis

55, of North Towanda, Pa., died Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Craig was born Oct. 31, 1955 in Towanda, the son of Harry F. Lewis and Doris Barnes Lewis. He was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1974 and subsequently entered into business with his father at the Lewis Gun and Machine Shop in Wysox continuing operation there until the time of his illness. Craig also served as a substitute instructor for auto body repair at the Northern Tier Career Center in North Towanda. Craig was a devoted advocate of Chrysler products and was a MOPAR fan. He possessed extensive knowledge of Chrysler vehicles and product history especially of Superbird and Viper models. Craig owned the first Viper in Bradford County. He had the unique opportunity to drive his Superbird as a pace car at the Talladega Raceway in Alabama.  Craig was a member and Past Commander of the Sons of the American Legion Squadron No. 42 in Towanda. He was very active in the Bradford County Veterans Appreciation Day and veterans events in the area. He played taps for numerous military honors accorded veterans over the years. Craig was a member of the Nation Rifle Association, a social member of Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568 Towanda and was a former member of the Towanda Rifle & Pistol Club.  He is survived by: his brother and sister-in-law, Richard B. "Rick" Lewis and Marsha Lewis of Towanda; nieces: Jennifer Kim, Kathleen Lewis, Lisa Watson and Laurie Tobin; several great nieces and great nephews; cousins, Jolee and Raymond Heath and Toni and Sal; his longtime companion, Mercanne Peterson and her children, Marlena Dunn, Dayton Dunn and Devin Dunn.  He was preceded in death by his father, Harry F. Lewis on Oct. 29, 1977 and his mother, Doris Barnes Lewis on March 26, 2000.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, 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.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Craig's memory. Towanda Daily Review – March 14, 2011

 

LEWIS Dorothy F. Lewis Vischansky

84, of 208 Charles St. Towanda, Pa., died Wednesday evening, Sept. 4, 2013, at her home following a courageous year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. Dorothy was born in Towanda on Oct. 7, 1928, the daughter of Hugh and Florence Wood Lewis.  She was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1946. On Sept. 3, 1947, she married Anthony "Tony" Vischansky in Monroeton, Pa.  Dorothy was formerly employed by Sylvania Electric, the Towanda Folding Box Company, Ames Department Store and the Myrna Lee Hoisery Mill all in Towanda.   Dorothy enjoyed taking numerous bus trips, attending local fairs with friends, going out to dinner with "the girls," ice skating, gardening, sewing, reading and watching television.  Known by many as "Mom" Dorothy devoted her life to her family and was a proud Penn State mother. She loved music and dancing especially while watching her son play in local bands.  She is survived by her children: Ronald A. Vischansky and wife Sally of Farmington, N.Y., Karen A. Vischansky of Towanda, Richard A. Vischansky and wife Cindy of Sayre, Valerie A. Treadway and husband James of Factoryville; a granddaughter, Stefanie Ann Vischansky and husband Scott Sydelnik of Rochester, N.Y.; step-grandchildren, Stephanie Campbell of Athens and Joseph and Loretta Owen of East Smithfield; step-great-granddaughter, Pearl Owen of East Smithfield; brother-in-law, John Vischansky of Pittston, Pa.; several nieces, nephews, cousins, special friend, Tina Dieffenbach and Dorothy's beloved feline companion, Trixie.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Tony, on Oct. 22, 1992; half sister, Lillian Schrader; brothers, Lawrence Lewis (Inez), Lewellyn Lewis (Grace), Cedric Lewis (Doris) and Robert Lewis (Lucille); and a step grandson, Ed Owen.  The funeral service will be held Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 at 12 p.m. noon at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, PA with Rev. Robert Martin officiating.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family will receive friends Monday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Guthrie Cancer Center, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840 or to the Bradford County Humane Society, P. O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Dorothy's memory. Sayre Morning Times – September 6, 2013

 

GEORGE E. LEWIS, 85, of 206 N. Keystone Ave., Sayre, Pa., formerly of Towanda, Pa., died Tuesday evening, Feb. 22, 2005, at the Sayre House, Sayre, Pa.  Born April 8, 1919 in Ontario, Canada, he was the son of the late Robert and Rose Ann Lewis.  George graduated from high school in Elgin, Ontario.  On Jan. 18, 1940, he married the former Edna Bahl at S.S. Peter and Paul Church in Towanda.  George was a veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946 in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre.   In earlier years, he was employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad in Sayre and the Harrington Locker Plant in Towanda.  George was a devoted member of the Church of the Epiphany Sayre,, and was a former member of S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Towanda, and its Holy Name Society, where he served as a Eucharistic minister and participated in many church activities in both parishes.  George was a member of the Knights of Columbus Third Degree, Towanda; American Legion Post No. 42, Towanda; and the Sylvania Quarter Century Club.  He was a charter member of Berine-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and fishing.  George is survived by his wife of 65 years, Edna Bahl Lewis at home; his children, George C. Lewis of Lockwood, N.Y., Raymond J. Lewis and his wife Lila of Towanda, Theresa A. Driesbauch and her husband Robert of Yakima, Wash., Mary E. Lewis of Venice, Fla., Michael  P. Lewis and his wife Kathy of Millersburg, Pa., and Rose M. Powers and her husband Michael of Towanda; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his daughters-in-law, Barbara Ann Griggs Lewis on Sept. 28, 2004, and Susan J. Lewis, on July 2, 2001.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa., with the Rev. William Karle, pastor, as celebrant.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa.  Recitation of the Rosary will be held Sunday afternoon at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Church of the Epiphany; 304 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa. or to St. Agnes School, 106 Third St., Towanda, Pa. in George E. Lewis’ memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

LEWIS –H. BELLE FOSTER, 84, a resident of the Dar-Way Nursing Home, Estella, formerly of Canton, died March 9, 1987, at the nursing home.  Mrs. Foster was born April 25, 1902, at Estella, a daughter of Jess and Dora Benningar Lewis.  She was a homemaker.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Doris) Lawrence, Elmira, and Mrs. Roy (Janet) Brown, Shunk; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; three step-great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Christine Mix and Mrs. Ellen Foster, both of Canton and Mrs. Rossara Lewis, Pittston; two brothers-in-law, Howard Rhodes, and Carlyle Moore, Canton RD 1.  Also several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her husband, Glenn I. Foster, on Sept. 18, 1974.  The funeral was held Wednesday from the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Herbert Eby, pastor of the Wheelerville Mennonite Church, officiating.  Interment

LEWIS –H. BELLE FOSTER, 84, a resident of the Dar-Way Nursing Home, Estella, formerly of Canton, died March 9, 1987, at the nursing home.  Mrs. Foster was born April 25, 1902 at Estella, a daughter of Jess and Dora Benninger Lewis.  She was a homemaker.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Doris) Lawrence, Elmira, and Mrs. Roy (Janet) Brown, Shunk; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-grandson; three step=great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Christine Mix and Mrs. Ellen Foster, both of Canton and Mrs. Rossara Lewis, Pittston; two brothers-in-law, Howard Rhodes, and Carlyle Moore, Canton RD 1.  Also several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her husband, Glenn I. Foster, on Sept. 18, 1974.  The funeral was held Wednesday from the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Herbert Eby, pastor of the Wheelerville Mennonite Church, officiating.  Interment was in Bradford County Memorial Park.

 

LEWIS Juanita Gray

84, of Athens died on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 at Sayre Healthcare Center, Sayre, following a brief illness.  She was born on Jan. 23, 1929 in East Smithfield, the daughter of the late Ira and Bertha Brown Lewis.  Juanita loved spending time with her family and friends. She was an avid reader and enjoyed doing puzzle books and crocheting.  She is predeceased by her granddaughter, Amanda Rumsey, in 1982.  Juanita is survived by: her children, Vickie Rumsey of Mansfield, Pa., David and Dorothy Gray of Athens, Debra and Daniel Harbst of Towanda, and James and Cheryle Gray of Lockwood, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.  Friends and family may call on Thursday, Dec. 19 from 10-11 a.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Linda Rogers officiating.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills, Pa.  Sayre Morning Times – December 18, 2013

 

LEO H. LEWIS, 73, of Troy RD 1, died at his home Monday afternoon , Oct. 5, 1981 after and extended illness.  Born August 22, 1908 in Plains Township, Luzerne County, he was the son of Jesse A. and Dora Benninger Lewis.  Mr. Lewis was employed by the Remington Rand Co. in Elmira for 30 years.  He later moved to Rochester, N.Y. and worked for various companies as a repairman for office equipment.  About 3 ½ years ago, he and his wife moved back to Troy RD 1.  Survivors include his wife, the former Leona M. Foster; a daughter, Mrs. Delon (Stephanie) Peck, Canton; a son, D. Gary Lewis, Secretary, Md.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Patricia Renzi, Rochester, N.Y.; a step-son, William Johnson, Buffalo, N.Y.; six grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Reynolds, Sayre, and Mrs. Belle Foster, Shunk; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mr. Lewis was preceded in death by two sons, Arthur L. Lewis, of Hemlock, N.Y., in May 1968, and Lynn L. Lewis of Covino, Cal., in October 1977.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Alba Christian Church with the Rev. Max Doriani officiating.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in memory of Mr. Lewis to the Canton Ambulance Association.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

LIBOLD –BETTY M. WERSHING, 69, of McCallum Manor, Canton, died at Robert Packer Hospital on Friday, June 7, 1996.  Betty was born in Altoona on November 2, 1926 to Wilbur and Nettie (Lytle) Libold.  She was a member of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church of Canton, Women of the Moose #429, and VFW Auxiliary #714.  She was known as a very generous and giving person.  She is survived by her husband John Wershing; sisters, Mildred Blair, Sayre, Shirley Vogel, Fallsington, PA, Helen Owens, Aliquippa, and Dorothy Harker, Altoona; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a brother Wilbur Libold Jr.  Calling hours were at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton on June 9, with a Mass of Christian Burial on June 10 at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Bert Kozen officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

 

RICHARD CLYDE LIMA, 87, of Ulster, Pa. passed away Monday morning, March 31, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Richard was born in Philadelphia, Pa. on Dec. 10, 1926. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Ticonderoga. Richard served as a truck driver for Herr's Motor Express of Quarryville, Pa. for 34 years until his retirement. Following his retirement, he drove bus for the Endless Mountains Transportation Authority for 10 years. Richard will be remembered by family and friends for his sense of humor. He enjoyed working, caring for his family and was a loyal Philadelphia Eagles fan. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Frances Post Lima whom he married on Nov. 1, 1969 in Ulster; four children, Mary Brown of Waverly, N.Y., Jackie Lima and Frank Dickerson of Bentley Creek, Pa., Kenneth Hicks and wife Becky of Rome, Pa., Christine Dunford and husband Michael; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Margaret Eisenbury in May of 2013. The funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, Ann Street, Towanda, Pa. with Bishop Daniel Buynak officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday at the church. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association , 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA in Richard's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 4/1/2014

LINDLEY –CLAIRE LINDLEY COOLBAUGH, age 86, wife of Merwin B. Coolbaugh of North Towanda, Pa., died Monday morning, June 21, 1999, at her home.  Born August 5, 1912, in Powell, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Ruth Hollenback Lindley.  Claire was a graduate of Towanda High School and in early years was employed by Sylvania Electric and Pennelec in Towanda.  She later assister her husband Merwin in the operation of their business, Coolbaugh’s auto Sales, in North Towanda, for many years.  Claire was a beautiful woman and very gracious hostess whose home was always open.  She was always available to offer her support for others.  Claire loved animals and had a special German Shepherd companion, “Duke”.  She is survived by: her husband of 55 years, Merwin B. Coolbaugh; daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Henry Frey of South Williamsport, Pa.; son, Charles M. Coolbaugh of Towanda; two granddaughters, Nicoya and Ashley Frey of South Williamsport, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be held Thursday, June 24, 1999, at 3 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Fred Albrecht of Otego, N.Y., officiating.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, Pa. in Mrs. Coolbaugh’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GLENN W. LINDSEY, 78, of Meyersburg, Wysox RR 2, went home to be with his Lord, Wednesday evening, April 28, 1999 at his home.  Born Dec. 15, 1920, in Liberty Corners, Pa., he was a son of the late Eugene and Della Elliott Lindsey.  On Oct. 13, 1956, Glenn married the former Doris Horton in Montrose, Pa.  In early years Glenn was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda and was later employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 35 ½ years, until his retirement in January 1986.  Glenn was a member of the North Rome Wesleyan Church, where he served as CYC director for 10 years, was a former trustee and board member, and served on the maintenance committee.  He was a member of the Sylvania Men’s Club and Pennsylvania Trappers Association.  He especially enjoyed working with oak wood.  He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and cutting wood.  He loved to spend time with his grandchildren.  Glenn was well-known throughout the area and possessed many friends.  Surviving are his wife, Doris H. Lindsey, at home; son and daughter-in-law, Daryl and Jean Lindsey of Towanda RR 1; son, Kevin Lindsey of Wysox RR 2; two grandchildren, Darren and Hilary Lindsey; two sisters, Helen Merrill of White Deer, Pa., and Eugenia Horton of Watsontown, Pa.; sister-in-law, Margaret Lindsey of Towanda; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley; a sister, Frances Dunn; and his brother, Edwin Lindsey.  The funeral service will be held Monday, May 3, 1999, at 10 a.m. at the Independent Baptist Church, Towanda, with the Rev. Donn Hauser, pastor, officiating and Rev. M. Richard Wolfe, pastor of the North Rome Wesleyan Church and the Rev. Carroll Brentlinger co-officiating.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York ave., Towanda.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the North Rome Christian School, attention: Kathy Gorsline, RR1, Ulster, Pa. in Mr. Lindsey’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

THOMAS CLARENCE LINDSTROM died April 16, 2005, peacefully at his home in North Towanda from the effects of pancreatic cancer.  Tom was born in Cambridge, Mass., on Sept 25, 1931, the only son of C. E. and Frances Kerr Lindstrom.  He spent his boyhood days in Belmont, Mass., graduating from Belmont High School.  He then enrolled in the University of Idaho at Moscow, quickly earning the nickname “Boston.”  At the university he was active in ROTC, the university marching band and Sigma Alpa Epsilon Fraternity.  He also played the guitar in various groups and in various establishments during his college years.  Upon graduating with a degree in Forest Administration and losing his New England accent, he completed his obligation the U.S. Army by serving as a first lieutenant in Germany.  Upon discharge, Tom was employed by Suncrest Nurseries in Home City, Pa., for two years.  He then purchased an abandoned dairy farm in North Towanda Township, establishing the farm as Towanda Tree Farm, growing Christmans trees and other evergreens.  Other farms were added, both in North Towanda and Smithfield Townships, all producing evergreens.  Tom is survived by his wife, Nancy; his three daughters, all of whom he was very proud; Janette Lindstrom Fein and her husband, James of Sagamore Beach, Mass.; Christine Lindstrom of Somerville, Mass.; and Adrienne Lindstrom of Philadelphia; his sister, Kay Lindstrom Fiers McCord of Phoenix and Suzanne Fiers Martin of Hendersen, Nev., as well as cousins.  Having hosted many exchange students through the years, Tom leaves his love and influence throughout the world.  Tom was a member of the Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Association, the National Christmas Tree Association, the Pennsylvania Nurserymen’s Association and the Bradford-Sullivan Forest Landowners Association.  He formerly served as a North Towanda Township Supervisor and on several township boards.  He was a former member of the Society of American Foresters and the Towanda Rotary Club.  Tom wads an active member of the First Presbyterian church in Towanda where he served as both an Elder and a Trustee.  Tom and his family are participating in a study at Johns Hopkins University Hospital for genetic research of pancreatic cancer.  Upon completion, his ashes will be interred in the family plot in the Bradford County Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.  A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2005 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Memorial fund of the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, PA in Tom’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

LING - ESTHER L. CARMAN
 Esther Ling Carman, 67, of Towanda RR 3, died Sunday, October 20, 1991 at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Born January 27, 1924, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Verd and Amy MacIntire Ling. Esther moved to the Burlington Township area where she resided most of her life.  She was a graduate of Troy High School. She was formerly employed by the sewing factories in Sayre, Dushore and Standing Stone.  She was a member of the Independent Baptist Church in Towanda and served in its Sunday school. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Francis C. Carman, at home; daughter, Sharon M. Slingerland of Towanda RR 3; daughter and son-in-law, Linda C. and Byron Everts of Troy RR 2; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by brothers, James and Fred Ling. Funeral services were held October 23 (11 am) at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. Darris M. Hauser officiating and interment to be in the Bradford County Memorial Park. The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Independent Baptist Church Building Fund, Cherry Street, Towanda, PA 18848 in Mrs. Carman's memory. (TGR, Thursday, October 24, 1991)

LONG - Lois (Darrow) Welch, 90, of Lakeland, Fla., formerly a long-time resident of Troy, Pa., diedThursday morning, Feb. 12, at the Lakeland Regional Hospital. Lois was born on Dec. 30, 1918, in New Albany, one of four children born in the family of the late Herbert E. and Mamie (Ormsby) Long. Lois graduated from Towanda High School and was employed by Troy Community Hospital and Westinghouse Electric in Elmira, N.Y. until retiring. A strong faith in the Lord guided her throughout life. Lois was an active member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church for many years. After the passing of her first husband, Myron E. Darrow, Lois later married Richard L. Welch on May 24, 1986, at the West Burlington United Methodist Church. Richard diedon Jan. 13, 2005. Lois was an outgoing, supportive person and a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Most important in her life was her family's well-being. She loved doing many things, but always special were times spent with family and friends. She also enjoyed quilting, knitting and reading. Surviving are: two children, David E. (Lana) Darrow Sr. of Lakeland, Fla., and Jean (Clyde) Buchanan of State Line, Pa.; four step-children, Rickie (Mary Fran) Welch of Troy, Sharon Wood of Erin, N.Y., Randy (Olga) Welch of Michigan City, Ind., and Debbie Crespi of Colorado Springs, Colo.; nine grandchildren, David E. Darrow Jr, Michelle Gleason, Scott, Jeffery, Jennifer and Eric Grover, John B. Darrow Jr., Stephani and Graham Darrow; eight step-grandchildren, Karen Burkitt, Jeffery Warren, Dana Gaither, Alicia Swartz, Amanda O'Connor, Kimberly Tingler, Randi Beth and Michael Welch; 10 great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; dear friend Mildred Hall of Alpine, N.Y.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husbands, Lois was predeceased by: her son, John B. Darrow Sr.; and her siblings Marguerite Lantz, LaVerne and Howard Long. Friends are invited to call from 10–11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton. The funeral service and celebration of her life will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dan Walker officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park. Her family suggests that those who wish consider a memorial in Mrs. Welch's name to The Bradford County Library, RR 3 Box 320 Troy, Pa. 16947. - Towanda  Daily Review on 2/14/2009

DONALD C. LOOMIS SR., 78 of 308 Hoover Road, Sayre, Pa. died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999 at Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness.  He was born May 18, 1921 in Milan, Pa., the son of Morris and Lola McKernan Loomis.  He attended the Milan United Methodist Church.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater with the artillery company for 3 ½ years.  Donald received six combat medals.  He enjoyed many happy hours fishing and bowling.  He volunteered with the Athens Township Fire Police and coached Athens Little League.  He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Evelyn at home; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and John Newton of Pine City, N.Y. and Debra and Paul Falsey of Sayre, Pa.; daughters, Susan Loomis of Sayre and Cindy Homan of Endicott, N.Y.; son and daughter-in-law, Donald C. Jr. and Rhonda Loomis of Waverly, N.Y.; son, Richard C. Loomis at home; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; his sister, Mildred Campbell of Milan, Pa.; sister and brother-in-law, Geraldine and Pete Payne of Ulster, Pa.; a special nephew, Clair Campbell of Milan, Pa. and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his son Paul in 1948 and a brother, Paul in 1928.  Family and friends may call Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa.  Funeral services will follow there at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the Towanda United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  Full military honors will be accorded by the Skiff Bower Post No. 1536 VFW of Sayre.  Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 122, Sayre, Pa. or the Greater Valley Medical Emergency Services, 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

LOOMIS - MARIAN E. COONS
 Marian E. Coons, 86, of Canton, PA died Sunday, July 19, 1992 at her residence. Mrs. Coons was born April 8, 1906 at Canton, Bradford County, a daughter of John and Cora Webb Loomis. She was employed at the former Belmar Manufacturing Co. and the former Canford Manufacturing Co., both of Canton, retiring in 1971. Mrs. Coons was a member of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), the church's Crusaders Class and the Senior Citizens, all of Canton. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, JoAnne and Joe Chaapel, Canton RR 1; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Beverly Yanuzzi, Sayre; four grandchildren, Donna Potter, John Loomis, Mike Chaapel and Larry Chaapel; six great-grandchildren; sister, Martha Carnegie, Horseheads; sister-in-law, Gertrude Greenough, Granville Center. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest P. Coons, in 1981 and a son, Elwin (Jack) Loomis. Funeral services were conducted July 23 (1 pm) at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. David B. Morris officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills. (TGR, Thursday, July 23, 1992)

LOOMIS –MILDRED LEONORA CAMPBELL of Milan, Pa., died Friday, March 10, 2006 at the Sayre House Nursing Home.  She was born Feb. 23, 1916 in Milan, Pa., the daughter of Morris “Clair” and Lola Joanna McKernan Loomis.  She graduated from Athens High School and married Edward Campbell on June 28, 1934 in Owego, N.Y.  Mildred was a life long resident of Milan until 1999 and was a member of the Methodist Church there.  She faithfully supported the activities of the church and was a devoted homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. For many years she helped prepare lunches for blood bank drives.  In the past, she enjoyed picking huckleberries on Barclay Mountain, fishing and spending time at their cottage in Redwood, N.Y., bowling and Scrabble.  Mildred is survived by her sister, Geraldine Payne of Sayre; a daughter, Marolyn (Arthur) Cole of Athens; a son, Clair (Bonnie) Campbell of Milan; grandchildren; Kevin (Jennifer Woll) Cole of San Diego, Calif.; Brian (Kelly) Cole of Lockwood, N.Y.; Amy Cole of Athens; Lola (Ron) Dallas of Athens; Tammy Alexander of Granville; Jamie (Tammy Fassett) Campbell of Wyalusing; Angela (Matt) Wright of LeRoy; Crystal (Doug) Quinn of Athens; Matthew Campbell of Milan; Nicholas Campbell (April Wylie) of Milan and Lowman, N.Y.  She is also survived by great-grandchildren: Andrew, Alex and Daniel Cole of San Diego, Calif.; Adam and Victoria Wright, Troy and Patrick Morgan of Athens; Marissa and Dustin Alexander and Madison Brown of Granville; Catlyn Maree Campbell of Wyalusing; Keegan, Grace, Asher and Tyler Wright of LeRoy; Nathan Quinn of Athens; Emberlynne Kohler of Sayre and Alexus Campbell of Lowman, N.Y. also surviving are several nieces and nephews.  Mildred was predeceased by her husband, Edward in 1997; an infant daughter, Shirley Yvonne, in 1935; a grandson, Derrick LeRoy Campbell in 1976; an infant sister, Mary Gertrude, in 1923; brothers, Joseph “Paul” in 1927 and Donald Clair Loomis, in 1999.  The family will receive friends at the Milan United Methodist Church on Sunday, March 19, 2006 from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The funeral and committal service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday at the church with Rev. Sandy Brant officiating.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park Cemetery, Luthers Mills, Pa.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the Milan United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 3, Milan, Pa. or to Sayre House Inc., 1001 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa. or to the charity or organization of one’s choice in Mrs. Campbell’s memory.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.

LOVELACE –REBA L. CRANMER, 76, of Powell, died Tuesday morning at her home, the victim of an apparent heart attack.  Born Feb. 7, 1903 in LaPorte, Sullivan County, the daughter of John and Nellie Fitzpatrick Lovelace.  Mrs. Cranmer spent her early years in Powell and Laquin.  She graduated from Laquin High School in 1920 and married Edward Cranmer on April 11, 1922 in Waverly, N.Y., and they made their home in Powell since.  Mr. Cranmer died in September 1962.  Mrs. Cranmer attended the Powell Methodist Church.  She is survived by two sons, Rex Cranmer, of Powell and Mack Cranmer of Rome; three daughters, Mrs. Doyle (June) Lingle, Mrs. John (Rosemary) Wheeler and Mrs. James (Billie) Ramsey all of Powell; a brother, Carl Lovelace, Berthland, Colo.; two stepbrothers, Ellsworth Loeffler and Charles Loeffler, both of Endicott, N.Y., 15 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Archer-Miller-McCloskey Funeral Home, Towanda with the Rev. Samuel Mobansingh, pastor of the Powell Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. –Towanda Daily Review.

LOUNSBURY, June - See Smith, June

EUGENE L. LUCKEY, 91, of Canton, formerly of Troy, died Friday, March 2, 1986 at Troy Community Hospital.  He was born Oct. 7, 1894 in Roseville, Pa. the son of Charles and Effie Hakes Luckey.  He was a retired farmer and carpenter.  He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Sophia Lamb Luckey; daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Morse of Corning, NY, Mrs. Robert (Helen) Blow of Athens RD 1 and Mrs. Zelda Frederick of Canton; a son, Charles W. Luckey, Sr. of Try; 19 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Beatrice Randall of Canton.  He was preceded in death by granddaughters, Patricia Bolt and Betty Jean Morse and great-grandsons, Christopher Bolt and Patrick Marbaker.  Friends may call at the Vickery funeral Home in Troy on Sunday, from 2-4 p.m.  The funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Garry Zuber and the Rev. Herbert Punchard officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Towanda Daily Review.

LUCKEY Helen R. BLOW, 76, of RR 1, Athens, PA died at home Wednesday, September 23, 1998 after a short illness.  Born in Troy, PA on February 28, 1922, the daughter of Eugene and Sophia Lamb Luckey, she was a 1941 graduate of Troy High.  She was a member of the Fort Sullivan Post No. 246 Auxiliary.  She is survived by her husband, Robert, at home; daughter, Jeanne Stanton of Milan, PA; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert A. and Roberta Blow of Sayre Rr 2; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; special friends, Bob and Barbara Monro and their children, Robbie and Sheila; a brother, Charles Luckey of Troy; and a sister, Zelda Frederick, of Canton; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a sister, Eleanor Morse of Corning.  Funeral services were held at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens on September 26 with the Rev. Sandi Foster, Pastor of the Milan United Methodist Church, Milan, officiating and burial to be in Bradford County memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.  Troy Gazette Register

LUCKEY –HELEN R. BLOW, 76, of RR 1, Athens, PA died at home Wednesday, September 23, 1998 after a short illness.  Born in Troy, PA on February 28, 1922, the daughter of Eugene and Sophia Lamb Luckey, she was a 1941 graduate of Troy High.  She was a member of the Fort Sullivan Post No. 246 Auxiliary.  She is survived by her husband, Robert, at home; daughter, Jeanne Stanton of Milan, PA; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert A. and Roberta Blow of Sayre RR 2, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; special friends, Bob and Barbara Monro and their children, Robbie and Sheila; a brother, Charles Luckey of Troy, and a sister, Zelda Frederick, of Canton; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a sister, Eleanor Morse of Corning.  Funeral services were held at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens on September 26 with the Rev. Sandi Foster, pastor of the Milan United Methodist Church, Milan officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA.

LUCKEY Charles William, Sr.
Of East Troy, PA, died at the Bradford County Manor on Thursday, January 8, 2009. He was the loving husband of Marion E. (Mingos) Luckey and would have celebrated 63 years of marriage on January 12, 2009. Charles was born in Troy Township on April 15, 1926, son of the late Eugene L. and Sophia (Lamb) Luckey on the farm adjoining the farm where he later resided with his wife for 63 years and where they raised their five children. He was a farmer until he went to work at Thatcher Glass in Elmira, NY. He retired in May, 1985 after almost 33 years of service. He served his country in the Pacific Theater during WWII with the United States Navy. His memberships included the Elmira Heights VFW Post #6083, Big Flats American Legion Post #1612, and member of the Elmira Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #517. Survivors include his wife, Marion E. Luckey of East Troy, PA; children, Charles W. Luckey, Jr., James R. Luckey, Marianne and Randy Everts, Kathy Turner, all of Troy, PA, and Louis and Dru Luckey of Marathon, NY; his loving grandchildren, Michelle Luckey, Mark Luckey-Gustina, Tod Everts, Toby Everts, Jason Luckey, Matthew Luckey, Michael Luckey, Rebecca Luckey, Darren Luckey, Heather Turner, Zachary Turner; four great-grandchildren, Adam Appleton, Alex Everts, Megan Everts, Elizabeth Luckey; special friend, John Turner of Troy; several nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law, and friends. He was predeceased by his parents and three sisters, Eleanor Morse, Helen Blow and Zelda Frederick. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, January 14, 2009, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. His service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 p.m. with Revered Gary Zuber officiating. Interment with Military Honors will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 15, 2009, at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, to please direct donation to the Good Samaritan Fund at the East Troy Baptist Church, PO Box 21, Troy, PA 16947.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/10/2009

 

LUCKEY James R. Luckey

James R. Luckey, 63, of East Troy, Pa., died on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y., with his family by his side.  The graveside service to honor Jim's life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 at the Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills, Pa. with Rev. Garry Zuber of the East Troy Baptist Church officiating. Military honors will be given by Troy Veterans Honor Guard. The Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 W. Main St., Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with the arrangements.  Jim was born on Sept. 4, 1948 in Canton, Pa., a son of the late Charles W. Luckey Sr. and Marion E. (Mingos) Luckey of Troy, Pa. He was a Troy High School graduate, Class of 1967. Jim was a U.S. Army veteran, serving his country in the Vietnam War where he received two Purple Heart medals for being wounded in action. After his tour of duty, Jim became a welder, working in shipyards and on hi-rise buildings. When he returned to Troy he helped on various farms in the area. Jim enjoyed shooting pool with his friends and spending time with his family.  Jim is survived by sons Mark Gustina of Annapolis, Md. and Darren Luckey of Oregon; his mother Marion; his brothers and sisters Charles W. Luckey Jr., Marianne and Randy Everts and Kathy Turner, all of Troy, Pa. and Louis and Dru Luckey of Marathon, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Jim was preceded in death by his father Charles William Luckey Sr., who died on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers please direct donations to the Good Samaritan Fund at the East Troy Baptist Church, P.O. Box 21, Troy, PA 16947.    Towanda Daily Review - September 11, 2011 

 

LUCKEY –ZELDA EUGENIA FREDERICK, 77, of Canton, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  She was born Dec. 16, 1923 in East Troy, a daughter of the late Eugene L. and Sophia (Barnes) Luckey.  Zelda was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church.  She was also a member of the Canton Moose Lodge.  Zelda was formerly employed by Canton Manufacturing Corporation in Canton.  She is survived by; her daughters, Helen G. Buck of Canton, Carole (Lloyd) Carl of Granville Summit, Bertha Marbaker of Canton, and Pauline Loudenslager of Blossburg; son, William A. Frederick of Canton; 25 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 9 step-grandchildren; brother, Charles (Marion) Luckey of East Troy; brother-in-law, Robert Blow of Athens.  Zelda is predeceased by: her husband, Arthur Frederick; daughter, Patricia Bolt; son, Kenneth Frederick; grandsons, Christopher Bolt and Patrick Marbaker; great-granddaughter, Shoshana Stowell; great-grandson, Duane Jacob Buck; sisters, Helen Blow and Eleanor Morse.  A graveside service will be held Monday, Jan. 22, 2001 at Bradford County Memorial Park Cemetery at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph Alkire officiating.   Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., Troy.  –Towanda Daily Review.

LUCKEY - ZELDA FREDERICK
 Zelda Eugenia (Luckey) Frederick, age 77, of Canton, PA died on Friday, January 12, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. She was born on December 16, 1923 in East Troy, PA, a daughter of the late Eugene L. and Sophia (Barnes) Luckey. Zelda was formerly employed by the Canton Manufacturing Corporation in Canton, PA. Zelda was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church.  She was also a member of the Canton Moose Lodge. She is survived by daughters, Helen G. Buck of Canton, PA, Carole (Lloyd) Carl of Granville Smt., PA, Bertha B. Marbaker of Canton, PA and Pauline M. Loudenslager of Blossburg, PA; son, William F. Frederick of Canton, PA; 25 grandchildren; 41 grandchildren and nine step-grandchildren; brother Charles (Marion) Luckey of East Troy, PA; brother-in-law, Robert Blow of Athens, PA. Zelda is predeceased by her husband, Arthur Frederick; daughter, Patricia Bolt; son, Kenneth Frederick; two grandsons and two great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Blow and Eleanor Morse. Graveside services were held January 22 at the Bradford County Memorial Park with the Rev. Joseph Alkire officiating.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.

LUCKMAN - Warren H. Luckman, 63, of Towanda, Pa., died unexpectedly on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at Towanda Memorial Hospital.  He was born Aug. 3, 1946, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., the son of the late John and Arabelle SOLIDAY Luckman.  Warren was employed with Commonwealth Telephone Company for more than 35 years. He enjoyed making cement lawn ornaments, caring for his property and spending time with his family.  He is predeceased by: his parents; stepfather Warren Strope; brother-in-law Roy BLOW; and nephew Tommy Blow.  Warren is survived by: his wife of 27 years Bernita(BLOW); his children Julie and Jacob Luckman-Wilcox of East Smithfield, Pa., Charles and Sandy Luckman of Towanda, Pa., Tammy and Tim Glisson of Towanda, Pa., Tina Luckman of Ulster, Pa., Gina and Keith Evans of Scranton, Pa., Susan and Brian Evans of Scranton, Pa., Jeremy and JoAnn Worthington of Towanda, Pa., and Adam and Cindy Worthington of Wysox, Pa.; 17 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Dora Mae (Bruce) Bidlack of Ulster, Pa.; niece Kathy; and nephew Kenny.  Friends and family may call from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Linda Rogers officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park.  Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the: Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850.  12 Oct 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

LYON - PELTON, Erma E. Age69, of Monroeton, Pa., RD 1 Saturday, September 15, 1973, at the Towanda Memorial Hospital. Calling hours will be Monday evening at the Morse Funeral Home, 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Dennis Reedy. Interment Bradford County Memorial Park. Survived by husband, Joseph; daughter, Mrs. Frederick Post, Towanda RD 5; two sons, Dean Pelton of Towanda, Pa., Donald Pelton of Monroeton, Pa. RD 1; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. She was a member of the W Franklin ( rest of obit cut off.)

HAROLD DEAN LYON, 82, of 4501 Harvest Road, Temple Hills, Md., formerly of New Albany, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at the Fort Washington Hospital, Md.  Born Oct. 7, 1921, in Arlington, Texas, he was a son of Oscar B. Lyon and Stella M. Hammit Lyon.  In early years Harold attended New Albany High School and was a graduate of Scranton High School.  He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, in the 9201st Technical Service Unit Transportation Corps in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre.  Harold was a Pearl Harbor survivor.  He served as a police officer with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C. for many years until his retirement.  Harold was a member of the Seat Pleasant Masonic Lodge 32nd degree, the Retired Policemen’s Association and the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association.  Harold served God, and his family friends and community to his best.  Surviving are his beloved wife of 58 years, Leola S. Williams Lyon; his son, Harold L. Lyon of Temple Hills, Md.; his daughter, Martha J. Loeffler of Hollywood, Md.; grandchildren, Jack Lyon of Temple Hills and Wendy Kruk of Hollywood; great-grandsons, Travis and Nathan Sparks; his step-sister, Willamay French of Sebring, Fla.; and several cousins.  The family will receive friends on Saturday, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  A graveside service will follow at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, with Towanda America Legion Post No. 42 according military honors.  The family will also be receiving friends today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lee Funeral Home, Old Alexandria Ferry Road, in Clinton, Md.  Masonic services will be held there at 2 p.m. today.  –Towanda Daily Review.

LYON –HELEN J. HASS, 54, of 3278 Gracie Rd., Cortland, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1993, at her home.  She was born Dec. 31, 1938, in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the Rev. Oscar B. Lyon and the Rev. Stella Hammitt Lyon.  Her parents had a Christian program on radio in the Towanda area for 25 years.  She had been a resident of the Cortland area for the last few years.  In her early life she was supervising matron of women at the Bradford County Jail in Towanda.  She was then a resident of Owego, N.Y., and was employed by the Borg-Warner Corp., in Ithaca for many years.  She was a graduate of New Albany High School, was a member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union in Cortland and was the church organist.  Surviving are an adopted son, William Haas of Athens; a brother, Harold Lyon of Camp Springs, Md.; a step-sister, Willomay L. French of Florida; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, Oct. 16, 1993 at 10 a.m. at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland, N.Y., with the rev. Loretta Webster officiating.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park Cemetery, Luthers Mills, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.  Friends may call Friday from 7-9 p.m.  Friends may make contributions to the Church of Christ in Christian Union, 1 Church St., Cortland.  –Towanda Daily Review.

LYON Richard E. "Dick" (SRGP  22954) Age 89, of Canton, PA, died on Friday morning, September 2, 2005, at Towanda Memorial Hospital's Skilled Nursing Unit. Richard was born on Armenia Mountain December 30, 1915; a son of the late Harry and Mary (Ecroyd) Lyon. He grew up in Sylvania and graduated from Troy High School. On March 14, 1940 Dick married Sylvia Marie (Wilkins) in Mainsburg. They were blessed with 65 wonderful years together and raised two daughters. In earlier years Richard and Sylvia operated a dairy farm near Alba. He later worked as a truck driver for H. Rockwell & Son of Canton for over 38 years until retiring in 1980. After retiring they spent their winters in Sebring, Florida, where he kept busy by working as a handyman. Richard's life was guided by his faith in the Lord. He was an active member and deacon of the LeRoy Independent Baptist Church. He was also a charter member of the Old Covert Church on Armenia Mt. and in earlier years was active with the First Baptist Church and Faith Baptist Church, both of Canton. A friendly and kind man, Dick was dearly loved by his family and many friends. He was a knowledgeable horseman and enjoyed his horses for many years. Surviving are his wife, Sylvia; two daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia "Ginny" and Larry Case of Sylvania, Norma and Randy Spencer of Glenwood, MD; a grandson, Jeffrey Case of Sherburne, NY; a brother and sister-in-law, James (Doris) Lyon of Troy; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Mr. Lyon was predeceased by a grandson, Scott Spencer. Friends may call 6-7 p.m. Sunday at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. with pastor Bill Pepper and Ronnie Bly officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Richard's name may be made to Covert Church, RR1, Box 368, Troy, PA 16947 or the LeRoy Baptist Church, RR1, Box 225, Canton, PA 17724.

LYON - CASE S. Virginia (Lyon) "Ginny"
Age 68, of Troy, died
on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was the loving wife of Larry Case. The couple married on May 6, 1962 and had 47 happy years together. Family and friends are welcome to call from 6:00-8:00 PM on Friday, January 15, 2010 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. The funeral service to honor Ginny's life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 16, 2010 at the Austinville Union Church, Austinville, PA with her pastor and uncle, Rev. Kenneth Marple, officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of Ginny's family in Bradford County Memorial Park. Ginny was born on January 12, 1942 in Elmira, NY, daughter of the late Richard E. Lyon and Sylvia (Wilkins) Lyon of Troy, PA. She was a Troy High School graduate, class of 1960, and later was part of the Alumni Committee for the class. Ginny was one of the original employees to work for Eureka and later Paper Magic in Troy and worked for over forty years until it's closure. She was the flower fund coordinator for Eureka/
Paper Magic, was on the board of directors for the Eureka Employees Federal Credit Union, and was a contributor to the Eureka Newsletter at the Paper Magic in Troy. Ginny was also a hair stylist, graduating from the Pauldine's Beauty School in Elmira and had her own shop till 1982. She also held seats on the REA and PFA advisory boards with her husband Larry. Ginny was a long time member of the Austinville Union Church. She sang in the choir, was a trustee, and was treasurer of the Ladies Missionary Society. She was a supporter of the reopening of the Olde Covert Church on Armenia Mountain where her grandmother, Mary Lyon, used to serve as pastor. Ginny is survived by her mother Sylvia, her husband Larry, her son Jeffrey A. Case of Sherburne, NY, her sister Norma J. (Randall) Spencer of Glenwood, MD, her aunts: Gloria & Rev. Ken Marple of Troy, Marjorie and Nathan Blow of East Smithfield, Marcella and Robert Reed of Ponoka, Alberta, Canada, and her uncle Jim (Doris) Lyon of Farmers Valley, her brother-in-law Jim Case of Penn Yan, NY, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Ginny was preceded in death by her father, her sister-in-law Winnie Case, and her nephew Scott Spencer. Memorial contributions may be made in Ginny's memory to the Austinville Union Church, RR 1 Box 368, Troy, PA 16947 or to the Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 13, 2010
 

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