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

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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

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

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


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



DAVID ‘DAVE’ ANDREW MACNETT, age 55, of Columbia Cross Roads died at home on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005.  He was born in Troy, on July 11, 1949, a son of the late Stephen and Huldah (Bangs) MacNett.  He was a member of the Springfield Baptist Church.  He enjoyed dear hunting, was a member of the NRA and Ducks Unlimited, and loved farming and raising beef cattle.  David was also a NASCAR fan and truly an outdoors person and a nature lover.  David is survived by his wife, Marian P. (Spitz) Macnett.  They were married on July 15, 1978.  He is also survived by his sons, Jesse D. MacNett of Fredrick, Md., and Roy A. MacNett, at home; a daughter, Sharon P. MacNett, at home; a brother, Stephen MacNett of Harrisburg, Pa.; his sisters, Diana MacNett of Columbia Cross Roads and Jane MacNett of Los Angeles; and several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends and invited to call from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at the East Troy Baptist Church, East Troy.  A memorial service will be held immediately following visitation at the church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Gary Zuber officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  Memorials in David’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society. –Towanda Daily Review.

STEPHEN D. ‘STEVE’ MACNETT, 80, of Columbia Cross Roads died Monday March 11, 2002, at Troy Community Hospital of cancer.  He was born Sept. 15, 1921, at Williamsport, Pa., son of Archie D. and Alma Edler McNett.  A graduate of Troy High School. Mr. MacNett joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942.  He served with the Marine Airbase Squadron No. a (Brewster’s Raiders) on Guadalcanal and the Solomon Islands.  He attended the squadron’s fifth reunion last year.  When he returned from the Pacific Theater, h e married Huldah Bangs of Chemung, N.Y.  They were married for 54 years until her death in 1998.  After honorable discharge, the MacNetts returned to Springfield Township, where Mr. MacNett worked as a dairy farmer for several decades.  He served as Springfield Township supervisor for two terms and was supervisor for two terms and was substitute mail carrier for many years.  In addition he worked at National Homes, Horseheads, N.Y., and Seal’s Lumber, Troy.  Mr. MacNett is survived by two sons, Stephen C. MacNett of Harrisburg, Pa., and David A. MacNett of Columbia Cross Roads; two daughters, Diana Ruth MacNett of Cape Coral, Fla. and Jane MacNett of Los Angeles; two daughters-in-law, Katherine Speaker MacNett of Harrisburg and Marian Spitz MacNett of Columbia Cross Roads; five grandchildren, Colleen, Pamela, Sharon, Jesse and Roy; and three brothers, Samuel W. McNett and Archie D. McNett Jr. of Springfield Township and Ian E. McNett of Timberville, Va.  Friends are invited to call at the Vickery funeral home, Troy on Wednesday, March 13, from 6 to 8 p.m.  The funeral service will he held on Thursday, March 14, at Vickery Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Charles Root, retired minister, officiating.  Interment will be at Bradford County Memorial Park.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, 110 w. Main St., Troy, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

JAY SINCLAIR MACMORRAN, 71, well-known businessman of North Towanda, died suddenly Saturday, March 13, 1993, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda as the result of a heart attack.  Born May 11, 1921, in Saco, he was a son of the late James and Edna Hicks MacMorran.  Jay resided most of his life in Bradford County with the exception of a short time in Oceanside, Calif.  He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Marine Corps in the South Pacific.  Upon his return to Bradford County he entered into dairy farming.  He was also employed by Sylvania Electric, operated a diner and gas station at the intersection of Routes 6 and 220, and for a time operated heavy equipment for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.  For the past 30 years with his wife, Janet, he owned and operated the Maple Lodge Motel in North Towanda, the United National Real Estate Office and the Week-End Heavy equipment Construction Co.  Jay was a member of several clubs and organizations in the area.  He enjoyed traveling, hard work, deer hunting, meeting people and good conversations.  Surviving are: his wife, Janet Evans Hallett MacMorran; a son, John S. MacMorran of New Haven, Conn.; two stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Glenna Hallett White and Richard White of North Towanda and Linda Hallett Dannemann and Charles Dannemann of Toronto, Canada; a stepson and daughter-in-law, Allen and Alice Hallett of San Diego, Calif.; five grandchildren – Deena, Darrin and Dayne White of North Towanda; Jill Dannemann of N. Carolina; and Chad Dannemann of Montreal, Canada.  Also surviving are three precious great-grandchildren, Ryan, Nicole and Alainna Stempel; two sisters, Agnes Frawley of Towanda and Alta Lee of Omaha, Neb.; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Florence McMorran of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda; a sister-in-law, Phyllis McMorran of North Towanda; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a brother. Earl.  Jay possessed a strong devotion to his family and helping others.  His aim was to live his life to the fullest, in which he succeeded.  He will be greatly missed by all.  The family will receive friends Wednesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, March 18, 1993, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Melvin B. Shultz officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  –Towanda Daily Review.

OSCAR D. MACRONALD.  Age 85, died on Monday, June 23, 2003, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born on March 22, 1918 in Paget, Bermuda, the son of the late Ernest M. and Leontina (Sodergreen) MacRonald. Oscar was a member of the Coryland Church. He is survived by his sons, William (Miki) MacRonald of Gillett, PA, and Dennis (Janet) MacRonald of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Joel, Peter, Heather Howard, Lisa (Mark) Cornish, Lori (Keith) Kunow; great-grandchildren, Mathew Howard, Tyler and Devin Cornish, Jesse, Abigail and Derek Kunow; and many nieces and nephews. Oscar was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn (Manley) MacRonald, and several brothers and sisters. Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA, on Monday, June 30, 2003, from 10 to 11 a.m. The funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home at 11 a.m. with Pastor Duane Johnson officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Memorials in Mr. MacRonald's name may be made to the Coryland Church, c/o Pastor Duane Johnson, RR3, Box 38C, Columbia Cross Roads, PA  -Elmira Star Gazette.

 

MACKOWIAK –HELEN HEMENWAY, 78, of 30 N. Center St., Canton passed away Thursday July 23, 1987 at Troy Community Hospital, Troy. Mrs. Hemenway was born March 9, 1909 at Morris Run, Tioga County, PA, a daughter of Stephen and Helen Wictowski Mackowiak. She was a member of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Canton. Surviving are a son, Daniel of Suisun City, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Rosetta Vance of Grover and Mrs. Helen Ober of Sylania; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Walter Mackowiak of Elmira, Stuart Mackowiak of Mansfield, Edward Mackowiak of Elmira and Bernard Mackowiak of Webbs Mills, NY; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Baker of Covington, PA and Mrs. Cecila Whited of Cayuga, NY; also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Howard C. Hemenway on August 14, 1983. Friends may call at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. The recitation of the rosary will be held at the funeral home on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 9:30 a.m. from the St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, corner of Union and Washington Streets, Canton with the Rev. Stephen McGough, her pastor officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society in Mrs. Hemenway’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

PAUL E. MAHONEY, 82, of Senior Citizens Bldg., Towanda and a former resident of Towanda RD 3 died at his apartment on August 21, 1987. Born October 2, 1904 in Powell, son of Michael and Eva Chilson Mahoney. He attended the Powell School. He was employed by the Burlinger Silk Mill, Walborns Garage and the Dontaine Waving Co., retiring in 1969. His hobby was picking huckleberries and strawberries and gardening. He was a member of SS Peter and Paul Church. He is survived by a son, Paul W. Mahoney of Alameda, Cal.; a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Patricia) McLinko of Towanda; grandsons; grandsons; Michael McLinko of Hackettstown, NJ, Keith,  Douglas and Erick Mahoney of Alamedia, Cal.; five granddaughters; Mrs. James (Debbie) Wilcox of Towanda; Brenda McLinko of Selingsgrove, PA; Karen, Ellen and Toni Mahoney of Alameda, Cal.; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Edward Mahoney of  Towanda; three sisters, Mrs. Mary C. Benjamin of North Towanda/ Mrs. Veronica Hollenback of East Towanda and Mrs. Margaret Harden of Mechanicsburg, PA.. also nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Michael and Hohn Mahoney predeceased him. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at the SS. Peter and Paul Church. Interment will be in the Gate of Heaven Memorial Park, Bradford County. Friends may call at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda Sunday 7-9 p.m. Scripture reading will be held there at 7 p.m. Sunday. –Towanda Daily Review

 

MARCY –MARY A. MARCY WILLIAMS, 84, of 602 Wells Ave., Athens formerly of Laurel Hill, Milan RD 1, died Saturday evening, January 2, 1988 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born September 29, 1903 in Terry Township, she was a daughter of Leonard H. and Louetta Bennett Marcy. Mrs. Williams main interest in life encompassed her home and family. She was a former member of the Laurel Hill Grange. Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Edna Platt of Athens and Mrs. Wesley (Alberta) Depew of Centerville, PA; four sons: Leonard Carl Williams of Athens, Albert C. Williams of S. Waverly, Arthur M. Williams of Milan RD 1 and Earl E. Williams of Colebrook, NH; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Clara Vargason of Wyalusing RD; a brother, Carl Marcy of Homossa, FL; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel C. Williams on October 24, 1975 and by a daughter, Irene Elliott in 1980. The funeral and committal service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster with the Rev. John Lattimer, pastor of the Bentley Creek Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review

 

MARTZ –EMMA E. VANDERPOOL, 69, of Towanda RD 2, Asylum Township died Thursday afternoon February 22, 1990 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born November 12, 1920 in Williamsport, PA, she was a daughter of Clarence and Ruth Bennett Martz. Mrs. Vanderpool attended the Montgomery and Shunk, PA schools. Later, on August 6, 1945 she married Lawrence E. Vanderpool. Mrs. Vanderpool possessed a great love of her home and family. She enjoyed working on crafts, crocheting and working among her flowers. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence at home; three daughters, Mrs. William (Barbara) Matson and  Mrs. Duane (JoAnn) Borst, both of Wyalusing RD 3, Mrs. Alan (Sandra) Kiederling of Ulster RD 1; seven grandchildren; a brother, Wilbur Martz of Trout Run, PA; five sisters, Madeline Corderman of Duboistown, PA, Helen Sponenberg of Montoursville RD 1, Esther Phillips of Williamsport, PA, Betty Murray of Pittfield, PA, Ruth Thompson of Montoursville, RD 1; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be held Monday February 26 at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Larry Lutz,, pastor of the French Asylum United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Monday at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Wysox Ambulance Association, Box 2, Wysox, PA in Mrs. Vanderpool’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

 

MARYOTT Marlene Maryott Allis

63, of Monroeton, Pa., died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, surrounded by her family and friends following a brief illness. Marlene was born in Towanda, Pa. on Oct. 5, 1948, the only child of the late Quentin and Lill Updegraff Maryott. She was a graduate of Towanda High School's class of 1967 and in early years was employed by the Commonwealth Telephone Company. Marlene was later employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda for over 30 years until her retirement.  Marlene loved spending time with her grandchildren and watching them participate in sports events.  She enjoyed going to the beach at Daytona, Fla., crocheting, painting, jewelry making, fishing and caring for her cats.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Jason Dunn, and five grandchildren, Quentin, Andrew, Dustin, Dalton and Madison, all of Monroeton.  The funeral service will be held at noon on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with Rev. Thomas Blackall officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Monday morning at the funeral home.  Contributions may be directed to the Special Olympics Bradford Sullivan Counties, P.O. Box 243, Monroeton, PA 18832 in Marlene's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – December 9, 2011

 

SEN. ALBERT E. MADIGAN.  Former Sen. Albert E. Madigan, 95, of Towanda, RD 3, who represented Bradford County in the state legislature for 24 years, died Aug. 22, 1984, at his home.  His son state Assemblyman Roger A. Madigan, is the Republican candidates for the state Senate seat being vacated this year by Sen. Henry G. Hager.  Born Aug. 8, 1889, in Burlington Twp., Bradford County, he was the son of George A. and Emma Campbell Madigan.  He was elected to the state House of Representatives in 1942, where he served until his election to the state Senate in 1952.  He was a senator until 1966, when his region was redistricted and he chose not to run for reelection.  Mr. Madigan stayed on an as chief clerk to the state Senate until 1971, culminating 28 years in Pennsylvania government.   Sen. Madigan operated a dairy farm until three years ago.  He also was a past member of the executive committee of the state Council of Farm Organizations.  Sen. Madigan was a member of the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church.  He and his wife, the former Ada Allen, observed their 70th wedding anniversary on June 10.  Surviving besides his wife and his son of Luthers Mills, are a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis McMorran, of Saco, Ulster Twp.; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  The funeral service was held at the Vickery funeral Home, Troy, Saturday, with the Rev. Steven Livermore, pastor of the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment was in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Bradford County Republican Committee in care of Howard Smith, Jr., RD 3, Troy, PA. –Troy Gazette-Register.

MADIGAN - Phyllis Madigan McMorran, 85, of Poland, Ohio, formerly of Saco, Pa. went home to be with her Lord Wednesday, April 16, 2008, from Hospice House, N. Lima, Ohio. Phyllis was born Feb. 19, 1923 in Luthers Mills, Pa., the first child of Albert and Ada Allen Madigan. She graduated as an honor student from Troy High School Class of 1940. After working for the Bradford County Conservation Office and the Pennsylvania Department of Highways, she was the first person in 1943 hired in Towanda by the E.I. DuPont Corporation following its acquisition of the Patterson Screen Company. Phyllis was employed by E.I. DuPont for 33 years retiring from the position of benefits coordinator in 1985. She married Earl McMorran in October of 1955 and resided at the farm with the yellow barn in Saco until 2000. She enjoyed the later years of her life living in Batavia, N.Y. and North Lima, Ohio, near her grandchildren. Phyllis was a life-long member of the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church, serving as organist for 57 years (1939-1996) and also as treasurer for most of her adult life. She is survived by her son, Carl, daughter-in-law Debbie, and granddaughters, Carolyn and Johanna of Poland, Ohio; her son, Bruce, daughter-in-law Elizabeth, and grandchildren, Jennifer, Ashley, Gabrielle, Brian and Kira of Gilbert, Ariz.; brother, Senator Roger Madigan and sister-in-law, Millie of Luthers Mills; sisters-in-law Agnes Frawley of Durell, Pa. and Alta Lee of Omaha, Neb.; brother-in-law Hugh (Alma) Clarke of Barefootbay, Fla.; and 15 nieces and nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her husband Earl; sister Emma LaVerna; granddaughters Kati and Kari McMorran; and beloved sister-in-law Peggy Madigan. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 25, 2008, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours Saturday afternoon at the funeral home with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church in care of Kathy Wolstenholme, Treasurer, RR 1 Box 277 B, Towanda, Pa. 18848, in Phyllis Madigan McMorran's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, 18 April 2008

MAHONEY –CATHERINE MAHONEY WHYTE, 73, widow of Don F. Whyte of Weston, Monroeton RR 1 died early Thursday morning, Feb. 6, 1992 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Nov. 25, 1918 in Ovid, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Francis J. and Catherine W. Birdsall Mahoney Sr.  On May 21, 1935 she married Donald F. Whyte.  He preceded her in death on May 25, 1985.  She was employed by the W.T. Grant Co. in Towanda for may years and was after employed by The Card Shop in Towanda for several years.  She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Church and its Altar and Rosary Society.  Catherine was also a member of the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century.  She is survived by a daughter and sons-in-law, Jean and Vernon Perry Jr. of Powell; a son and daughter-in-law, George L. and Karen Whyte of Towanda RR 2; a son, Michael J. Whyte of Monroeton RR 1; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ellen Scott of Towanda and Mary Rowe of Lawton, Okla.; two brothers, Francis “Kenny” Mahoney Jr. of Towanda and James “Jake” Mahoney of Elmira; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Barbur in 1980; by two brothers, Michael and Daniel Mahoney; and by a sister, Betty Mahoney Freeman.  The family will receive friends this evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  A vigil Prayer Service will be held this evening at 8 p.m. at the funeral home by the Altar and Rosary Society of SS. Peter and Paul Church.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda with the Rev. Kevin P. Mulhern as celebrant.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family suggests memorials may be sent to the St. Agnes School Library Fund, 106 Third St., Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. Whyte’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

EDWARD J. MAHONEY, 79, of 6 Mechanic St., Towanda, died early Tuesday morning, Oct. 8, 1891, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born July 30, 1912, in Powell, he was a son of Michael and Eva Chilson Mahoney.  Edward attended Towanda schools and in early years was employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad and by the Sardoni Construction Company.  On Aug. 26, 1939, he married the former LaVerna Mae Pierce in Canton.  Mr. Mahoney was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army’s 70th Division Quartermaster Company.  He was later employed by Sylvania Electric in Towanda for 23 years until his retirement in 1974.  He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda, and its Holy Name Society.  He was also a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42.  He is survived by his wife: LaVerna Mae Mahoney, at home; a son-in-law, Warren Brink of Towanda; three granddaughters, Stacey Ann Brink, Kim Susan Horton and Brandy Lee Brink, all of Towanda; a great-grandson, Zachary Joseph Horton of Towanda; three sisters, Mrs. Mary C. Benjamin of Towanda RR 1, Mrs. Veronica Hollenback of Towanda RR 6 and Mrs. Margaret Hardin of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Mahoney Brink, on Dec. 2, 1983; and by brothers, Paul, John and Robert Michael Mahoney.  The family will receive friends this evening from 7 to 9 o’clock at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  A Vigil Prayer Service will be held this evening at 8 o’clock at the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Oct. 10, 1991, at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda.  Interment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Bradford County Memorial Park, with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according military honors.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MAKINSTER –MARGUERITE ELLA (MAKINSTER) ABER, 73, of Columbia Cross Roads RR 3, PA, died unexpectedly Sunday, October23, 1994 at the Troy Community Hospital due to heart failure.  Marguerite was born February 8, 1921 in Elmira, NY, a daughter of Charles and Blanche Roos Makinster.  She was an avid bowler and was well-known throughout the area for her crafts and her fabric shop.  Mrs. Aber is survived by her husband of 57 years, Judd Oliver Aber; son, Allen Aber of Columbia Cross Roads; daughter, Mary Rathbun of Elmira, NY; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sisters, Blanche Briggs of Roaring Run Road, Fassett, PA and Dorothy Stout of Bradford County Manor, Burlington; a brother, Charles Makinster Jr. of Centerville; and sisters-in-law, Esther Strock of Pine City, NY, Beatrice McCue of Elmira and Ruth Aber of Van Etten, NY.  She was predeceased by a sister, Jenny McAdams, in 1962.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on October 26 (2 p.m.) with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Memorials may be made to the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA.

MAKINSTER - MARGUERITE M. ABER
 Marguerite Ella (Makinster) Aber, 73, of Columbia Cross Roads RR 3, PA, died unexpectedly Sunday, October 23, 1994 at the Troy Community Hospital due to heart failure. Marguerite was born February 8, 1921 in Elmira, NY, a daughter of Charles and Blanche Roos Makinster. She was an avid bowler and was well-known throughout the area for her crafts and her fabric shop. Mrs. Aber is survived by her husband of 57 years, Judd Oliver Aber; son, Allen Aber of Columbia Cross Roads; daughter, Mary Rathbun of Elmira, NY; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sisters, Blanche Briggs of Roaring Run Road, Fassett, PA and Dorothy Stout of Bradford County Manor, Burlington; a brother, Charles Makinster Jr. of Centerville; and sisters-in-law, Esther Strock of Pine City, NY, Beatrice McCue of Elmira and Ruth Aber of Van Etten, NY. She was predeceased by a sister, Jenny McAdams, in 1962. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on October 26 (2 pm) with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, October 27, 1994)

CARL L. MANLEY, 87, of Towanda, PA died Tuesday, October 13, 1998 at his home following a period of declining health.  Born July 18, 1911 in Forksville, PA, he was a son of the late Samuel Taylor and Elnora Leiby Manley.  Carl was a 1929 graduate of Towanda High School.  He was employed by the Daily Review in Towanda for 46 years, beginning as a paper boy and later retiring as a linotype operator in 1975.  Carl was a member of the North Towanda United Methodist Church and was a former church treasurer.  He was a member of BPOE #2191, Towanda; Towanda Country Club; Penny Promenaders Square Dance Club; Grand Paraders; Towanda Senior Citizen’s Bowling League.  Surviving are his daughter, Sue M. Dodd of Towanda; grandchildren, Barbara and William Arnold of Malvern, PA, and Larry Dodd and special friend, Jennifer Shatto of Long Branch, NJ; sisters, Frances Noble of Gillett, PA, Mary Henson of RR 3, Towanda, PA and Sarasota, FL, Beatrice Cashdollar of Rome, PA, Mattie Manley of RR 2, Towanda, Florence Williamson of Canandaigua, NY, Vera Rogers of Sayre, PA and Margaret Newton of Sodus Point, NY; brothers, Walter Manley of New Albany, PA, Thomas Manley of Lynn Haven, FL; brothers-in-law, O.D. MacRonald of Gillett, PA, Leo Slife of Waverly, NY; several nieces, nephew and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years.  Grace Allen Manley, on February 9, 1995.  Mrs. Manley formerly served at Bradford County Prothonotary for 32 years.  Funeral services were held at the North Towanda United Methodist Church on October 15 with Pastor A. Michele ??? with burial in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.

Carl L. MANLEY, 87, OF Towanda, PA died Tuesday, October 13, 1998 at his home following a period of declining health.  Born July 18, 1911 in Forksville, PA, he was a son of the late Samuel Taylor and Elnora Leiby Manley.  Carl was a 1929 graduate of Towanda High School.  He was employed by the Daily Review in Towanda for 46 years, beginning as a paper boy and later retiring as a linotype operator in 1975.  Carl was a member of the North Towanda United Methodist Church and was a former church treasurer.  He was a member of BPOE  #2191, Towanda; Towanda Country Club, Penny Promenaders Square Dance Club; Grand Paraders; Towanda Senior Citizen’s Bowling League.  Surviving are his daughter, Sue M. Dodd of Towanda; grandchildren, Barbara and William Arnold of Malvern, PA, and Larry Dodd and special friend, Jennifer Shatto of Long Branch, NJ; sisters, Frances Noble of Gillett, PA,  Mary Henson of RR 3, Towanda, PA and Sarasota, FL, Beatrice Cashdollar of Rome, PA, Matie Manley of RR 2, Towanda, Florence Williamson of Canandaigua, NY, vera Rogers of Sayre, PA and Margaret Newton of Sodus Point, NY; brothers, Walter Manley of New Albany, PA, Thomas Manley of Lynn Have, FL; brothers-in-law, O.D. MacRonald of Gillett, PA, Leo slife of Waverly, NY; several nieces, nephew and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Grace Allen Manley, on February 9, 1995.  Mrs. Manley formerly served as Bradford County Prothonotary for 32 years.  Funeral services were held at the North Towanda United Methodist Church on October 16 with Pastor A. Michele Somerville officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Arrangements were by the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Carl L. Manley Memorial Fund, c/o North Towanda UMC, RR 1, Towanda, PA 18848 in Mr. Manley’s memory.   Troy Gazette Register

MANLEY –KATHRYN MANLEY MACRONALD, 76, of Gillett RD 2, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1986 at the Troy Community Hospital.  She was born April 15, 1910 in Granville Center, the daughter of S. Taylor and Elnora Leiby Manley.  Mrs. MacRonald was a member of the Coryland Presbyterian Baptist Church and the A.A.R.P.  She was a graduate of Towanda High school, class of 1929.  Following her graduation, she was employed for many years at the Troy Hotel, and then moved to Bermuda and worked at the Elbow Beach Hotel.  Mrs. MacRonald is survived by her husband of 47 years, Oscar MacRonald; sons, William MacRonald of Gillett RD 2, Dennis MacRonald of Lansing, N.Y.; five grandchildren; brothers, Carl Manley of Towanda, Walter Manley of New Albany, Thomas Manley of Lynn Haven, Fla.; sisters, Mrs. Lavere (Frances) Noble of Gillett RD 2, Mrs. Carl (Mary) Henson of Towanda RD 3, Mrs. James (Mattie) Stevens of Towanda RD 2, Florence Williams of Sodus Point, N.Y.; Mrs. Frank (Vera) Rogers of Athens, Mrs. William  (Beatrice) Cashdollar of Rome and Margaret Newton of Skaneateles, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a brother, Sam Manley.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  The rev. Charles Root will officiate.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MANSFIELD –GLADYS M. BUMP, 76, formerly of the Colonial Towers Towanda, died on Tuesday April 6, 2004 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa.  Born April 27, 1927 in LeRaysville, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Mabel L. Kern Brown and the late George W. Mansfield.  Gladys spent her youth in LeRaysville, later moving to Towanda.  Gladys worked for the Greyhound Post House in east Towanda and Bath, N.Y. and also the Gettysburg Greyhound Post in Gettysburg, Pa.  In later years, Gladys was employed by “Ma and “Pa” Schill at their restaurant on Main St., Towanda, then by the Endicott Johnson Shoe Co. in Mildred where she was employed for 18 years, retiring due to poor health.  She is survived by two sons: Clayton (Wally) Bump Jr. and his wife Julie Bump of Towanda RR 5; Paul H. Bump and his wife Chrissy Lopez of Athens RR 2; two granddaughters, Stephanie Bump of Gillette and SeAnna Bump of Towanda; step-grandchildren; Bryan Comstock and Eric West of Towanda, Tammy Simons, Charles Simons and Cathy Simons of New York; a great-grandson, Daniel Bump of Gillett; step-great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Hayley Simons of New York; a sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Joseph McDonald of Anchorage, Alaska; a niece, Cheryl Mansfield of Towanda; also several great-nieces and nephews.   Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Bump Sr., her mother and stepfather, Mabel L. Brown and Howard Brown of Towanda and her brother Francis R. “Pat” Mansfield of Cordele, Ga.  A memorial service will be held Monday, April 12, 2004 at 7 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Jason Guillaume, pastor of the Ulster United Methodist Church, officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service Monday evening at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, Ulster, Pa. or to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. in Gladys M. Bump’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review. (Buried Bradford County Memorial Park.)

MARCUCCI    Attilio "Leo" MARCUCCI, 104, formerly of William Street, Towanda, and Porter Road, Troy RR 3, died Thursday morning, July 17, 2003, at the Lehigh Center in Macungie, Pa. He was born Feb. 17, 1899, in the town of Arcevia, Ancona Provence, Italy, by the Adriatic Sea, the fourth child of eight of the late Augustino and Agnese CONTARDI MARCUCCI. At that time in Italy there were no public schools after grade three so his formal education ended at the end of the third year. Because of surgery and a disability his father was not able to work for several years, so "Leo" began his productive years at the age of 6. His first job was as a shepherd with a large flock of sheep and soon after he tended a flock of 48 turkeys. From this early age he held a variety of jobs. At the age of 10 he built a stone wall and at 12 worked with his mother making bricks. In his early teens he was a stone mason and continued this type of work all his life "in his spare time." He built the fireplace, chimney and front steps at his former home on William Street, in Towanda. One of the stone projects that he did can still be seen at the Marie Antoinette Overlook in the Wysox area. The stone wall and circular covered seatings were built by him and his cousin. Between the ages of 17 and 20 Attilio fought with the Italian Army in World War I, with the Allies. He was always very proud of the medals he earned. Shortly after the Armistice he traveled to America. The crossing took 30 days from France to St. John's, Canada, where he boarded a train and came to Scranton, Pa. He worked for 7 ½ years in the anthracite coal mines in this area. For six months of a mine strike he worked in Philadelphia for the Pennsylvania Electric Co. In 1926 he married Desolina SANTARELLI, and they raised a family of five children on a farm at Spring Hill. The family lived on this farm from 1928 to 1947. Attilio worked for Vandevort Mills in Laceyville and Wysox and then for GTE Sylvania (Osram) until his retirement. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, in Towanda, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda; Sylvania Men's Club; Lodge Roma Madre Order Sons of Italy No. 1342, Sayre. Attilio and his wife, Lena, were charter members of the Towanda Senior Citizens. Attilio's special interests were his family, gardening and dancing. He also made dog houses and bird houses, 13 of which he donated to the Towanda Riverbank Project. He is survived by three daughters, Francesca HOMET of Troy, Alita WESTOVER and her husband, Adam WESTOVER of St. George, Utah, and Hope Plewak and her husband, Walter PLEWAK of Hendersonville, N.C.; a son, Togle
MARCUCCI and his wife, Joan MARCUCCI, of Cherryville, Pa.; 20 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; his wife of 68 years, Desolina; a daughter, Nancy Sommerfeldt; and a grandson, Maurice MARCUCCI. The family will receive friends on Monday, July 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Recitiation of the Rosary will be held Monday morning at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 1 p.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald Hughes, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 106 Third St., Towanda, Pa. 18848, in Attilio Marcucci's memory.

MARCY - Devon Charles Marcy, 15, of Powell, Monroeton, died Wednesday, March 12, 2008. Devon was born at Memorial Hospital in Towanda on Sept. 7, 1992, the son of Dee Ann Leighton Marcy and the late Charles W. Marcy. Devon attended the Monroe Franklin Elementary School in Powell and at the time of his passing was enrolled in the Towanda Blended Schooling program. Devon loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and riding four-wheelers. He is survived by: his mother, Dee Ann Marcy at home; and sister, Taylor Lynn Marcy at home; paternal grandfather, Charles E. Marcy of Franklindale; maternal grandparents, Richard and Darlene Leighton of Monroeton, Kathy and Richard Johnson of Monroeton; aunts, Gyla Wickwire and her friend Eddie Sites, Kathleen Mahoney and her friend Myra Johnson, Peggy Daugherty and her husband Bruce Daugherty; uncles, Larry Leighton and his wife Natalie Leighton, Shawn Johnson and his wife Jill Johnson; special friend, Dave Griffith; several great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by: his father, Charles W. Marcy on June 16, 1999; and by his paternal grandmother, Betty Cox Marcy on Dec. 6, 1993. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Monroeton United Methodist Church, Monroeton, with the Rev. Daniel Jordan, pastor, officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. Following the memorial service, a reception for family and friends will be held at the Monroeton Social Hall. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting Devon’s family with service arrangements. - Sayre Morning Times, 14 Mar 2008

MARCY   Emily Ruth MARCY WILCOX, 71, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, special friend and former Towandabusiness woman, of Liberty Corners Towanda RR#4, died Friday evening May 19, 2001, at her home following a brief illness. A church service will be held Saturday, May 19, 2001, at noon at the Towanda First United Methodist Church, 105 Main St., Towanda with Rev Allen HULSLANDER officiating. At Emily's request there will be no calling hours. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park Cemetery, Luther Mills. Memorials in Emily's name may be made to Towanda United Methodist Church, 105 Main St. Towanda, PA 18848, or to Gurthrie Hospice, RR#1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.

John L. (Jack) MARSHALL, age 71, died November, 7, 1991 at Troy Community Hospital after an extended illness at home with his beloved family; Annetta Ward, Patricia Ward, Deannaraye Ward, Ronald Lewis Jr., and Patty Sickler.  He was born April 30, 1926 in Morris Run, PA, the son of Andrew and Lillian (Ackley) Marshall.  Jack was a motivated individual who was employed in his own trucking business.  He hauled for Moore Business Forms and Hilliard Corp. in Elmira, NY for over 25 years.  His business grew into tractor and trailers.  Jack served in the US Army Infantry in World War II in the European Theater.  Jack was a family man who liked children and helped to raise many.  His family was able to keep him at home right to the end with the help of these special caregivers:  Faith Wittig, Mary Matthews and Carol Jenkins.  He is survived by his daughters, Barbara Miller of Painted Post, NY, Jennifer Thompson of Honeoye Falls, NY Kerry McIlwain of Corning, NY, Angela Wilson of Savona, NY; sons John Marshall Jr. of Glessville, GA and James Marshall of Corning, NY; brother, Charles William Marshall and sisters, Pauline Reed, Marie Gullo, Shirley Stripe, Barbara Roman, Betty Hart, and Sylvia Laughlin, all of Elmira, NY, Norman Mathews of Middletown, OH and Phyllis Wanderpool of Towanda, PA grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his brothers, Andrew Jr. in 1958, Bernard in 1983 and Francis in 1992.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on November 12 (11 a.m.) with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park with military honors.  Memorials may be directed to the charity of one’s choice.

MARSHALL - Phyllis A. Vanderpool, 66, of 945 S. Main St., Towanda, Pa., went home to be with the Lord early Tuesday morning, April 6, 2010 from the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Twp., Pa.  Phyllis was born June 24, 1943 in Corning, N.Y. and was raised by her uncle, Reed Ackley, aunt, Mildred Rought and grandmother, Mildred Ackley in Towanda. She attended the Towanda area schools. Her life encompassed her home, children, grandchildren and great-grandson.  Phyllis is survived by: her sons, Terry Marshall and his wife Mary Lou of Towanda, and Douglas Vanderpool and his wife Betty of Towanda; grandchildren, Danielle, Sean and Valerie Page VANDERPOOL; a great-grandson, Jazick James Brown; sisters, Sylvia Loughlin and her husband Roger of Elmira, N.Y., Norma Matthews and her husband Fred of Ohio, Shirley Stripey of Elmira, N.Y., Betty Hart of Ohio, and Pauline Reed of Elmira, N.Y.; special aunt, Mildred Rought of Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her companion and friend Howard Vanderpool of Towanda.  She was preceded in death by: her daughter, Valerie A. Vanderpool on March 17, 1991; mother and father, Andrew and Lillian ACKLEY Marshall; stepson, Greg Vanderpool; brothers, Andrew Marshall Jr., Bernard, Francis, John and William Marshall; sisters, Barbara Roman and Marie Gullo; and uncles Reed Ackley and John Rought.  The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday evening at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 2010 at the funeral home with the Rev. Thomas Geiger, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda, Pa., officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  April 07, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

MARTIN –ALICE MARTIN CULVER, 82, of the St. citizens Building, N. Towanda, and a resident of Towanda for many years, died early Sunday morning, Feb. 19, 1982 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, following an extended illness.  Born Dec. 15, 1901, she was a daughter of Louis Mayo and Marie Foucher Martin of Clinton, N.Y.  After graduation from Clinton High School, she attended Elmira College, graduating from there in 1923.   She then studied organ for many years at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, N.Y.  She was employed by the Department of Public Assistance in Towanda for many years until her retirement in 1970.  She was a member of the Towanda United Methodist Church and was involved in many community activities during her lifetime.  Among those for which she will be remembered are: Girl Scouting, airplane spotting during World War II, Teen House, AAUW, the Flower Mart, and French Asylum.  Her piano playing skills were learned by frequenting vaudeville theaters during her college years and her piano playing was well known, especially her lively renditions of old time favorites.  She enjoyed playing bridge in earlier years and belonged to several bridge clubs.  She was also a former recipient of the “Woman of the Year Award” in Towanda.  Mrs. Culver was very devoted to her family, friends and community.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jayne Tobin and Mrs. Jack (Claire) Cheney, both of Sayre; two grandsons, M. Kevin Murray of Horseheads, N.Y. and Romeyn Tobin of Sayre, and on granddaughter, Melissa Tobin of Goodfellow Air Force Base, Tex.  Private memorial and interment services will be held by member of the family.  Interment will be at a later date in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.  The family requests that memorials be directed to the American Lung Association, 302 N. Main Ave., Scranton, Pa. or the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MARTIN –NEVA MAY BEEBE, 71, of Overton, died on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Born on May 7, 1931 in Monroe Township, Bradford Co., Pa., she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Diana Platt Martin.  She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Overton, Pa.; and was also a member of the New Albany V.F.W. Post No. 384 Ladies Auxiliary.  Neva loved flowers and enjoyed time spent gardening.  She is survived by: her husband of 55 years, Henry O. Beebe, at home; a son, Walter D. Beebe and grandson David of Towanda, Pa.; a son, Robert C. and wife Mary Ann Beebe, and grandsons 1st Lt. Robert C. Jr. (Chuck), Matthew R. and Bradley W. Beebe of Rome, Pa.; a son, Joseph H. Beebe at home; daughter, Diana M. and husband Ernest Molino, granddaughter Erin A. and step-grandson Christopher of South Williamsport, Pa.; daughter, Linda S. and husband Jerry Rushak, and grandsons Jerry Jr. and Jeffrey of Cortland, N.Y.; and a brother, Harlow Martin of Middlebrook, Mo.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003 at 11 a.m. in St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Overton, with the Rev. Robert W. Martin, her pastor, officiating.   Friends and family are invited to call on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at St. Paul’s U.C.C. from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral service.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Pauls United Church of Christ, Dushore, Pa. in Mrs. Beebe’s memory.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

FREDERICK MARYOTT
 Frederick Perley Maryott, 64, of Macedonia, Towanda RD 2, died March 21, 1990 at his home following a brief illness. Born January 26, 1926 in Towanda, he was a son of Ralph A. and Hazel Whitehead Maryott. Frederick attended school in West Burlington, Leona and Troy, and graduated from Athens High School.  Mr. Maryott owned and operated his grandfather, Frederick Whitehead's farm at Mountain Lake until 1963 when he moved to Macedonia.  He was employed by the Agway Corporation from which he retired in 1985 following thirty years of service. He was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, served as treasurer of the Wysauking Grange No. 58, was a member of the Towanda and Athens Senior Citizens and was active in the National Rifle Association and the American Association of Retired Persons. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, the former Ellen Mingos; daughters, Mrs. Hazel Douglas of Williamsport, Mrs. Laverne (Marie) Saxer of Hartwick, NY and Doris Whitenberg of Shunk; son, Louis Maryott of Roaring Branch; 14 grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marion and Charles Luckey Sr. of East Troy, Esther and James Terwilleger of Canton, PA, Betty Haflett of Alba, Julia and Larry Palmer of Alba.  Hila Grinnell of Newton, NC, Peggy and John Wheeler of Shunk, Nancy and Arnold King of Canton, NC; brothers and sisters-in-law, Leslie and Ruth Mingos of Ulster, Frank and Nancy Mingos of Luthers Mills, George and Dorothy Mingos of Luthers Mills; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Funeral services were held March 24 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson and the Rev. Laverne Saxer, Frederick's son-in-law, officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Main Street, Athens, PA 18810. (TGR, Thursday, March 29, 1990)

MARYOTT, Gerda, age 48, of 708 Desmond Street, Athens, Pa., Sunday December 10, 1972. Friends may call at Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 South Main Street, Athens, Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Burial Bradford County Memorial Park Cemetery, Luther Mills, Pa. Capt. Janet Kerstetter officiating. Survived by mother, Mrs. Ralph (Hazel) Maryott of Athens; brother, Frederick Maryott of Towanda, RD 2; 3 nieces, one nephew, one grandnephew. Several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was a member of the Salvation Army and employed at the Robert Packer Hospital in the housekeeping department.

ABRA L. MASE
 Abra L. Mase, 64, of Athens, a native of Blossburg, died Tuesday, October 17, 1972, at his home. Mr. Mase lived in the Blossburg area for many years. Surviving are three daughters, Miss Arlene Mase, at home, Mrs. Hugh L. Sweet, of Waverly, NY, and Mrs. Rena Gray, of Elmira, NY; two sons, Gene, of East Bethany, NY and Ronald, of Athens, 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral was held Saturday at Lowery's, Athens.  Burial was in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. The Rev. L.E. Pitkin, pastor of the Athens United Methodist Church, officiated.

 

MASON Florence Mason Kneller

81, formerly of West Burlington, PA died Monday evening, January 3, 2011 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Twp., PA. Florence was born in Canton, PA on February 11, 1929 the daughter of the late Silas and Lucinda Dunbar Mason. Florence was a graduate of Rome High School class of 1947 and the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing in 1951. She worked as a registered nurse in several local hospitals and at the Bradford County Manor. On June 20, 1951 she married Leland Carl Kneller in Myersburg, PA. Florence her late husband Leland were lifetime dairy farmers in West Burlington. She was a member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Union Grange No. 155, Grange County Choir, Towanda Area Senior Citizens and Athens Area Senior Citizens. Florence enjoyed music, singing, cooking, playing cards, gardening, crafting including knitting, quilting and tatting. She loved attending school events of her children and grandchildren. Surviving are: Her Daughters and Sons-in-law, Cinda and William Arnold of Monroeton, PA, Martha "Marty" Bowie of Chesnee, SC, Melva and Jeffrey Smith of New Cumberland, PA, Sonya and Donald McKinery of Middletown, DE; Her Son and Daughter-in-law, Silas and Pam Kneller of Troy, PA; 12 Grandchildren and 6 Great-Grandchildren; Sisters and Brothers-in-law, Adleine Payne of Sayre, PA, Irma Chapman, Mildred and Stuart Bristol, Norma and Bill Elvidge all of Troy, PA, Brother and Sister-in-law, Martin and Toni Mason of Elmira, NY; Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Leland Carl Kneller on September 12, 2002, her son, Lysander Curtis Kneller in August of 1956 and Son-in-law, Jim Bowie in August of 2008. The funeral service will be held Friday, January 7, 2010 at 12 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, PA with Pastor Chris Nauta of the West Burlington United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the West Burlington United Methodist Church in care of Audrey Schanbacher, 13780 Route 6, Troy, PA 16947 in Florence M. Kneller's memory.  Star Gazette – January 5, 2011

 

MATTHEWS Shirley Yvonne (Buck) Matthews

On the morning of Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, lifelong Canton resident Shirley Yvonne (Buck) Matthews died unexpectedly at Troy Community Hospital. She was 75 years of age.  Born in Canton on Sept. 3, 1936 she was the daughter of Fred and Jeanette (Kefer) Matthews. Shirley was raised on the family farm in LeRoy Township and attended the LeRoy School and Canton High School. One day while at the roller skating rink in Wysox she chanced to meet a young man named David Matthews, and before long romance was in bloom. They were wed Nov. 2, 1952, raising four children and sharing 59 years. Shirley was friendly and outgoing, given to good-natured "picking." She saw things for what they really were and called them as she saw them. She had a great love for animals, a carryover from her childhood farm life. She enjoyed all manner of music and dancing and passed many relaxing hours working in her flower garden. Shirley was very devoted to her family and enjoyed cooking for family gatherings. Of paramount importance in her life was her faith in the Lord Jesus., a faith that strengthened and under girded her during times of trial and tribulation.  Shirley is survived by her husband, David Byron Matthews Jr., at home; her four children, David B. Matthews III (and wife Mylea) and Barry (Barb) Matthews, all of Canton, Carla (Stephen) Cain of Gillett and Melinda R. Matthews of Ithaca, N.Y.; daughter-in-law Jackie Matthews of Canton; grandchildren Stacey Matthews, Barry K. (Jody) Matthews Jr., Brock A. (Billie) Matthews Sr., Erin N. (Robert) Butler, Bart B. (Takako) Matthews Jr., Devon A. (Adam) Pepper, Brett W. Matthews Raymond B. and Capitola Cain; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Bart B. Matthews Sr.  There will be a visitation and service by invitation of the family Friday, Dec. 2 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton, with Pastor Ron Bly officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Towanda Daily Review – November 30, 2011

 

MATTE Ada Margaret Matte Gowin, 77
12/21/2001 Towanda Daily Review
Ada Margaret Matte Gowin, wife of Leonard A. Gowin of Asylum Township, died Thursday, Dec. 20, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was born Aug. 18, 1924, in Church Point, La., a daughter of the late Albert and Maria Matte. Ada was a graduate of Big Lake High School in Cameron Parish, La. On June 17, 1946, she married Leonard A. Gowin at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Towanda.  Ada's main interest in life encompassed her home, family and church. She also enjoyed quilting and fishing.
She was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Towanda. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Leonard A. Gowin, at home; her children, Donna M. (Robert) Westbrook of Ulster, Stanley L. (Sandra) Gowin of Willsboro, N.Y., J. Hopson (Agnes) Gowin of LeRaysville, Mary G. (Craig) Lee of Bridge City, Texas, Michael (Chris) Gowin of Athens, Lois A. (Kenneth) Beaugh of Lake Charles, La., and Anthony A. (Carol) Gowin of Towanda; 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; sisters, Edith (Alvin) Richard of Lake Charles, La., Una (Gordon) VanZeldon of Plano, Texas, Anda (Phillip) Damiata of Lake Charles, La., and Berna Boone of Sweet Lake, La.; brother Hopson (Pat) Matte of Beaumont, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Letha Burnette. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 24, at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 106 Third St., Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald Hughes as celebrant. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to Guthrie Hospice, R.R. 1 Box 154, Towanda, Pa. 18848 or SS. Peter & Paul Church, 106 Third St., Towanda, Pa. 18848 in Mrs. Gowin's memory.

Orton C. MATTOCKS, 86, of Troy, PA died on Friday, September 11, 1998.  He was born on September 7, 1912 in Springfield Twp., the son of the late Fred C. and Ethel (Daily) Mattocks.  Orton was an active member of the Troy Area Followship Baptist Church.  He retired from dairy farming in 1987 after 54 years.  Orton was named Master Farmer of 1964 and was director of both Bradford County Holstein Association and Pennsylvania Holstein Association.  He was elected a delegate to the National Holstein Convention for a number of years and was a former 4-H leader who started the Leona 4-H Club that has remained in existence since 1950.  In 1965 he and his wife were members of a delegation to Russia on a People to People tour.  Orton is survived by his wife of 64 years, Vivian (Thorp) Mattocks at home; son, Duane (Sandra) Mattocks of Canton; Beverly (Dean) Chapman of Cobleskill, NY; 15 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; brothers, Edwin (Lillian) Mattocks of Dumas, TX, Gerald (Catherine) Mattocks of Tunkhannock, PA; son-in-law, James Shoemaker of Troy; several nieces and nephews.  He is predeceased by a daughter, Phyllis L. Shoemaker; granddaughter, Susan Shoemaker; brothers, Clyde (Mable) Mattocks, earl (Iva) Mattocks, Frederick (Cecile) Mattocks; sister, Carrie Mattocks.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on September 15 with the Rev. Joseph Alkire officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.   Memorial contributions may be directed to the Troy area Fellowship Baptist Church, c/o Nancy Kline, RR 2, Box 254A, Troy, PA 16947 or to Gideons International, PO Box 17, Granville Summit, PA 16929.   Troy Gazette Register

MATUSZAK –GABRIEL THOMAS - On Saturday, May 3, 2014, Gabrielle Thomas of LeRaysville passed away unexpectedly at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira after recently giving birth. She was 24 years of age. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. on Sept. 23, 1989, she was the daughter of Stanley Matuszak and the late Helen Thomas. Gabby was a graduate of Tunkhannock High School and was employed at FUTURES in Towanda. She loved music and was a big fan of the Beatles and Meatloaf. She was a true "people person," also proficient at the use of social media and had many online friends. Most of all Gabby was devoted to her family. She is survived by her father, Stanley Matuszak of Pittston; fiancé, Jaime Hernandez of LeRaysville, daughter, Layla and son, Adriano, at home; brother, Dylan Thomas of Georgia; and sister, Crystal Matuszak of Maine. She was preceded in death by her mother, Helen. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, May 8, at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton, with services at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park. –Towanda Daily Review 5/7/2014

 

GEORGE FRANCIS MAURER, 55, of Towanda RD 5 (Wysox Township) died Monday morning January 9, 1989 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born November 27, 1933 in Trevorton, PA he was the son of John and Sarah Shaffer  Maurer. He was a graduate of Mahony Joint High School, class of 1951 and later entered the US Army where he served during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Maurer attended Williamsport Area Community College and in September of 1958 he entered the employ of Penelec in Towanda. He continued his employment there until his death. On June 27, 1959 he married the former Natalie Wilhour in Herndon, PA. Mr. Maurer was a member of the Towanda First United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Natalie; two daughters and sons-in-law, Wendy and Randy Thibeault of York, PA, Lori and Jay Monahan of Johnstown, PA; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Mary Ellen Maurer of Wysox; a granddaughter Tara Maurer and grandson, Michael Maurer Jr., both of Wysox; brother, John V. Maurer of Dover, PA; three sisters, Mrs. Jackie Scheuren of Lovell, PA, Patricia Maurer of Carmel Valley, Calif., Mrs. Dale (Bobbie) Rebuck of Dornscife; several aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Towanda First United Methodist Church with his pastor, The Rev. William Wassell officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to the First united Methodist Church, Towanda, PA in his memory. 0Towanda Daily Review

MAURER - Wendy D. Maurer Thibeault, 47, of Cortland, N.Y. died Monday May 26, 2008, at her home. Born Nov. 14, 1960 in Towanda, Pa., she was the daughter of Natalie Wilhour Maurer and the late George Francis Maurer. Wendy graduated from Towanda Area High School, Class of 1979 and York College, York, Pa., in 1983, earning a bachelor of arts degree in marketing and business. She was first employed at the Yorketowne Hotel and later by Turkey Hill, both in York, Pa. At the time of her death, she was employed by Greek Peak Ski Resort, Virgil, N.Y. Wendy was a member of First United Methodist Church, McGraw, N.Y. where she was very active in church activities and helped found the food pantry at the church; an active participant in the Maple Festival, Marathon, N.Y., and the Broome County Fair, Whitney Point, N.Y., a member of the Cortland, N.Y. Chamber of Commerce and was in charge of its publications; and served on the board of the Cortland Y.W.C.A. and the board of Aid to Victims of Violence, Cortland. Wendy was a generous, loving, kind and caring person to people she knew and touched the lived of many people she didn't know. Local survivors are her mother, Natalie D. Maurer of Towanda; her sister, Lori D. Monahan of Blairsville, Pa.; her brother, Michael T. Maurer Sr. and his wife Mary Ellen of Towanda; her nieces, Tara S. Maurer and Jeremy Sluyter, Mallory C. Maurer, Maura T. Monahan, Mariah F. Monahan; her nephews, Michael T. Maurer Jr., and Mason P. Monahan; a great nephew, Rylee R. Sluyter; several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, George Francis Maurer on Jan. 9, 1989; maternal grandparents, Robert and Helene Wilhour, and paternal grandparents, John and Sarah Maurer. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, June 14, 2008, at First United Methodist Church, Main Street, Towanda. Funeral services will be held at noon at the church with the Rev. Paul Herring, former pastor of the church officiating and the Rev. Richard Barner, pastor, assisting. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials may be directed to Aid to Victims of Violence, 14 Clayton Ave., Cortland, N.Y. 13045 in Wendy's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, 12 June 2008

ORTON C. MATTOCKS, 86, Troy, died Friday, September 11, 1998.  He was born September 7, 1912 in Springfield Township, a son of the late Fred C. and Ethel (Daily) Mattocks.  Orton was an active member of the Troy Area Baptist Fellowship Church.  He retired from dairy farming in 1987 after 54 years.  He was a successful dairyman and was known as a breeder and owner of high quality Holsteins.  Orton was named Master Farmer in 1964 and was director for both the Bradford County Holstein Association and the Pennsylvania Holstein Association.  He was elected a delegate to the National Holstein Convention for a number of years, and was a former 4-H leader who started the Leona 4-H Club than has remained in existence since 1950.  In 1965 he and his wife were members of a delegation to Russia on a People to People Tour.  Orton enjoyed traveling and had visited all fifty states.  He will be remembered as a man who loved his God and enjoyed good Holstein dairy cattle.  Orton was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.  His life was an example to his family, neighbors and friends.  Orton is survived by his wife of 64 years, Vivian (Thorp) Mattocks, at home; son Duane (Sandra) Mattocks, Canton; daughter Beverly (Dean) Chapman, Cobleskill, NY; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; brothers Edwin (Lillian) Mattocks, Dumas, TX; Gerald (Catherine) Mattocks, Tunkhannock; son-in-law, James Shoemaker, Troy; several nieces and nephews.  He is predeceased by a daughter, Phyllis L. Shoemaker, brothers Clyde (Mable) Mattocks, Earl (Iva) Mattocks, Frederick (Cecil) Mattocks; sister Carrie Mattocks.  Calling hours were held at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Troy on September 14 and 15 with the funeral immediately following on September 15 with the Rev. Joseph Alkire officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorial contributions may be directed to troy Area Baptist Fellowship Church, c/o Nancy Kline, RR 2 Box 354A, Troy PA or Gideons International, PO Box 17, Granville Summit, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

MATTOCKS - PHYLLIS SHOEMAKER
 Phyllis Lorraine Mattocks Shoemaker, 57, of Redington Ave., Troy, PA died Tuesday, December 8, 1992 at Troy Community Hospital. She was born June 12, 1935 in Springfield Township, the daughter of Orton and Vivian Thorpe Mattocks.  She was a member of the Troy Baptist Church. She was employed with Paxar Inc. in Troy and formerly was employed at the Troy House of Dolls. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, James Shoemaker; sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Mary Pat Shoemaker of Wilton, CT and Dwight and Kristin Shoemaker of Lansdale, PA; grandchildren, Erik, Ethan and Luke Shoemaker; her parents, Orton and Vivian Mattocks of Troy RR 2; sister, Beverly Chapman of Albany, NY; brother, Duane Mattocks of Canton; stepmother-in-law, Lucille Shoemaker of Florida; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Susan Shoemaker, in 1963. Funeral services were held December 12 at the Vickery Funeral Home with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. (TGR, Thursday, December 17, 1992)

CLAUDE F. MAY, 87, of Bradford County Manor and longtime resident of the Canton area, died January 29, 2003 at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Born on November 23, 1915 in Wilmot, PA, he was one of 10 children of the late Robert E. and Nellie (Hiney) May.  Mr. May was very proud to have served during WWII in the European Theatre.  He achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant with the 368th Service Squadron of the Army’s Air Corps.  He was a life-member of the Canton VFW Post No. 714.  A talented mechanic, he especially enjoyed working on farm equipment and automobiles.  In earlier years, Mr. May was employed by the Rhodes and Palmer Garage in Canton until its closure.  He later worked for Outwater Pontiac in Towanda until his retirement.  He was a man who liked to stay busy.  He was always ready to extend a helping hand to others.  Surviving are his sons and daughters-in-law, Claude L. “Buster” May and fiancée, Barbara Davison, Ulster, Edwin L. and Bonnie May, Largo, FL, Philip E. and Kelly May, Athens, and Joseph E. May, Dallas, PA; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Clara Slider, Hawley, PA, Helen Withey, Reynoldsville, PA, and Doris and Keith Dennison, Elmira Heights, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Robert “Bill” and Jeanette May, Canton; many nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his wife, Hazel, he was predeceased by sons, Larry J. and Clyde Robert; daughter, Connie R. Nichols; grandson, Gary May; sister, Mildred May, Naomi Reese, Della Camp, and Frances Schultz; and brother, Newton May.  The funeral and committal services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton, February 1 with the Rev. Herbert Eby officiating.  Interment was in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Those who wish may direct memorials in Mr. May’s name to the Towanda Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

CLAUDE F. MAY, 87, of the Bradford County Manor and long-time resident of the Canton area, died on Wednesday evening, Jan. 29, 2003, at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Born on Nov. 23, 1915 in Wilmot, Pa., Claude was one of 10 children of the late Robert E. and Nellie (Hiney) May.  Mr. May was very proud to have served during WWII in the European Theatre.  He achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant with the 368th Service Squadron of the Army’s Air Corps.  Claude was a life-member of the Canton VFW Post No. 714.  A talented mechanic, he especially enjoyed working on farm equipment and automobiles.  In earlier years, Claude was employed by the Rhodes & Palmer Garage in Canton until its closure.  He later worked for Outwater Pontiac in Towanda until his retirement.  Claude was a man who liked to stay busy.  He was always ready to extend a helping hand to others.  Surviving are his sons and daughters-in-law, Claude L. “Buster” May and fiancée, Barbara Davison of Ulster, Edwin L. and Bonnie May of Largo, Fla., Philip E. and Kelly May of Athens, and Joseph E. May of Dallas, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Clara Slider of Hawley, Pa., Helen Withey of Reynoldsville, Pa., and Doris and Keith Dennison of Elmira Heights, N.Y.; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert ”Bill” and Jeanette May of Canton, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his wife, Hazel, Claude was predeceased by two sons, Larry J. and Clyde Robert; a daughter, Connie R. Nichols; a grandson, Gary May; four sisters, Mildred May, Naomi Reese, Della Camp and Frances Schultz, and a brother, Newton May.  His family invites friends to call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral and committal service will follow with the Rev. Herbert Eby officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park.  Those who wish may direct memorials in Mr. May’s name to the Towanda Memorial Hospice at 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MAY –FRANCES M. ‘FRANCY’ SCHULTZ, 79, former resident of Leroy and Canton, Pa. died peacefully Thursday morning, October 11, 2001, at the Bradford County Manor in W. Burlington Twp., Pa.  Born in Burlington on April 16, 1922, Francy was one of 10 children of the late Robert E. and Nellie (Hiney) May.  Frances married the late Robert S. Schultz in Elmira, NY in the earl 1950’s.  H preceded her in death on July 21, 1989.  She enjoyed her work as a Nurse’s Aide at the Bradford County Manor for many years until her retirement.  Francy was a member of the Leroy Baptist Church and the Canton WOTM Lodge No. 981.  She was a very kind and giving person and enjoyed living life to its fullest.  Frances especially loved camping and traveling, and in her younger years she loved to dance.  She was a good cook and was known for her talent of crocheting beautiful afghans.  Frances is survived by: three sisters and a brother-in-law Clara Slider, Hawley, Pa., Helen Withey, Dubois, Pa., Doris (Keith) Dennison, Elmira Heights, NY; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Claude May, a resident of Bradford County Manor, Robert “Bill” (Jeanette) May, Canton, Pa.; a special nephew and his wife, Kenneth (Melva) May, Leroy, Pa.; many close nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins; numerous friends and staff at the Bradford County Manor where she appreciated the wonderful care she received.  In addition to her loving husband, Bob, she was predeceased by 3 sisters and a brother; Mildred May, Naomi Reese, Delia Camp and Newton May.  Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Pepper Funeral Home, Spring Brook Drive, Canton.  The funeral and committal services will immediately follow with the rev. Herbert Eby, officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  Those wishing to send memorials may direct them to the Leroy Baptist Church at RR 1 Box 225 Canton, Pa. in Mrs. Shultz’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MAY - James L. May, 71, of Athens, Pa., died
Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Jim was born Nov. 21, 1938 in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late John E. and Hazel Salsman May. Jim served in the U. S. Navy, worked for Cole Excavation, Austin excavation and Sullivan Trail excavation, Jim also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was predeceased by a son, Jammie May, in 2008; sister Ruth Hartsock; great-granddaughter Alexis Mullen; and a great-grandson Christopher. Jim is survived by his children, Doreen Shaw of Monroeton, Pa.; Dale and Donna May of North Carolina; Monica and Archie Campbell of Litchfield, Pa.; Donald May of Minnesota; John May and Karen of Ulster, Pa.; daughter-in-law Jennifer May of Louisiana; 15 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A time of gathering for friends and family will be held Sunday, March 14, 2010 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Athens Township Fire Hall on Herrick Avenue. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. - Towanda Daily Review, Mar.1.2010

LARRY JAMES MAY, of Lake Wesauking, Towanda RR 5, died Friday, May 29, 1998, at the home of his brother and sister-in-law, Phillip E. and Kelly May, in Athens, who provided loving care for him through his declining health.  Born Jan. 7, 1947, in Towanda, he was a son of Claude F. May and the late Sadie Louise Gowin May.  Larry was a graduate of Canton High School Class of 1964 and in 1965 entered the U.S. Air Force, where he served during the Vietnam conflict.  He continued his career with the Air Force until his retirement on Nov. 2, 1992, and was a member of the Combat Arms Association (Red Hats) of the Air Force.  Larry was also a member of Sayre American Legion Post No. 283 and Wheelock Chapel Association and was a life member of Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda.  Surviving are his daughter, Sabrina May of Towanda RR 5; his father, Claude F. May of Canton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Phillip E. and Kelly May of Athens and Edwin L. and Bonnie May of Largo, Fla.; two brothers, Claude L. “Buster” May of Ulster RR 2 and Joseph E. May of Dallas; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Sadie Louise Kasson, on Oct. 26, 1996; two brothers, Clyde Robert May, on Dec. 27, 1970 and John Roger May, on Nov. 25, 1988; and a sister, Connie Rose May Nichols, on Jan. 1, 1980.  The funeral and committal service will be held Sunday evening, May 31, 1998, at 8 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors Sunday evening at the funeral home.  Interment will be later in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends, Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. in Mr. May’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MAY, MAXWELL     Maxwell Packard May, 74, of Canton and formerly of Elmira Heights, NY died at Arnot Ogden Hospital September 20, 1987.  He was born July 1, 1913 in Elmira Heights, Chemung County, NY, the son of Smith and Clara Packard May.  He retired from Sunbury Food Products in 1975.  He was a member of the Canton Lions Club, the Canton Moose Lodge 429 and served as a manager of the Tri-State Baseball League in the 1960’s.  Among his survivors are his wife of 43 years, Ella M. (Rundall) May; three daughters; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.  Memorial services were scheduled to be held September 26 (2 p.m.) at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Troy with Rev. Linda Leibhart officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Arrangements were by Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Cedar Ledge Softball League,  c/o Charles (Mert) Haflett, Canton  RD2 or the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital Foundation.  (TGR Sept. 24, 1987)

MAXWELL PACKARD MAY, 74, 35 Fassett Street, Canton, formerly of Elmira Heights, N.Y., died peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 20, 1987, at the Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira, N.Y.  His family was with him.  Max was born July 1, 1913 at Elmira Heights, Chemung County, N.Y., a son of Smith and Clara Packard May.  He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Ella M. (Rundell) May; three daughters, Melanie MacDonald of Huntindon, Pa., Roxanna Siracusa of Henrietta, N.Y., and Rebecca Burin of Elmira, N.Y.  Also surviving are nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Lenora May, Elmira Heights, two nephews and a niece.  He was predeceased by a son, Dennis May, August 29, 1966.  Max was retired from Sunbury Food Products in 1975.  He was a member of the Canton Lions Clubs, Canton Moose Lodge 429, and served as a manager of the Tri-State Baseball League in the 1960s.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 26, 1987, at 2 p.m. from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Elmira Street, Troy with the Rev. Linda Liebhart, church pastor officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park.  The family will welcome callers after 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at 306 West Fourth Street, Elmira, N.Y., and after 4 p.m. Saturday at 35 Fassett St., Canton.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may sent to the Cedar Ledge Softball League, care of Charles (Mert) Haflett, Canton RD 2, Pa. or the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital Foundation, Roe Avenue, Elmira, N.Y.  Arrangements are by the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MAY –NANCY R. BASSETT, 50, of Granville Summit died April 11, 1997 at the Hershey Medical Center following a brief and unexpected illness.  She was born April 10, 1947, in LeRoy, PA the daughter of the late Newton May and Audrey Dunn Swain.  She was born, raised and resided in LeRoy most of her life.  She was active in local community events and did volunteer work at the gift shop in Towanda Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. Bassett was a special person.  She possessed many friends and enjoyed helping others.  She was an exceptional grandmother and dearly loved her family and friends.  She was a member of the former LeRoy Church of Christ.    She was an avid bowler and belonged to the Women’s Bowling League, Troy.  On June 7, 1964, she married Larry W. Bassett at the Church of Christ, LeRoy.  Surviving are: her husband of 32 years, Larry; two sons and daughters-in-law, David W. and Patty Bassett, Millerton, PA; Todd A. and Corrie Bassett, Canton; four grandchildren: Dakota James, Christine Michelle, Nathan Mitchell and Tifani Carole Bassett; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Norma and Max Simcoe, Burlington, PA; Cleone and Ronald Vanderpool of Luther Mills, PA; Mary and Terri Oliver, Lebanon, PA; sister, Susan Swain, Troy, PA; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Claude (Butch) and Sondra May, Idaho Falls, ID; Clay and Darlene May, Chenango Forks, NY; Charles (Pete) and Cinda Swain, Granville Summit; brother, Steve May, Forest Hill, MD; mother-in-law, Marletta Bassett of Canton; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  A largely attended funeral service was held April 15 at Pepper Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Duane Taylor, pastor of the North Union Church of Christ, officiating.  Interment was in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills, PA.  Pallbearers were: Todd and David Bassett, Pete Swain, Max Simcoe, Gary Brown, Bob Palmer, Tom Butters, and Byron Gowin.  The family suggest memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society Bradford Unit, S. Main St., Athens, PA in Mrs. Bassett’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

MAY –NORMA L. SIMCOE, 63, Troy RR3, died March 25, 2005 at Robert Packer Hospital.  Born in Sayre, May 13, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Newton and Audrey (Dunn) May.  While growing up, she attended the LeRoy School and graduated from Canton High School with ith class of 1959.  On July 22, 1959, she and Max Simcoe were married.  Together they were blessed with 45 wonderful years and three daughters.  Mrs. Simcoe was employed at the Bradford County Correctional Facility for the last 10 years.  Prior to that she worked as a cook for area restaurants.  She had many interests that filled her life but none more than the love she shared with her family.  She was a talented bowler and considered being with bowling friends “her Night out”.  Mrs. Simcoe loved traveling, especially making trips to Nashville and Bransom with Pauline Porter and the late Dot Waldron.  Attending the Whale Watchers meetings was always a favorite.  She also enjoyed photography, making crafts and was known to line dance with the best of them.  In earlier years she and Max loved to roller skate, snowmobile and play cards with friends.  During summer softball you’d find Norma at the ball field, she was Max’s biggest fan.  Surviving are her beloved husband, Max, at home: daughters, Tammy (Michael) Solomon, Harrisburg, Pattie (Chris) Bennett, Gillett; Penny Ashley, Meniffee, CA; grandchildren, Jamie Bellows, Brandi Bellows, Mark R. VanHorn, Kelly Watkins, Chad Bennett, Ryan Bennett, Blair Bennett and Corey Bidwell; great-grandchildren, Dylan, Austin and Abigail; sister, Cleone Vanderpool, LeRoy, PA; brothers, Claude “Butch” (Sondra) May, Idaho Falls, ID; Clay (Darlene) May, Chenango Forks, NY; Steve May, Forest Hill, MD; half-sisters, Mary (Terri) Oliver, Susan Swain, both of Troy; a half-brother, Charles “Pete” (Cinda) Swain, Granville Summit; many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.  In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a sister, Nancy Bassett; brother-in-law, Ronald Vanderpool and a grandson, Joey Ray Bellows.  The funeral service was held March 29th at the Pepper Funeral Home with retired minister Rev. Jasper Smith, officiating.  Burial was in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.  Those acting as pallbearers were Mark R. VanHorn, Bruce King, Bill Gates, Larry Phillips, Richard ‘Dick” Jenkins, Donald Dodge, Alfred Baldwin, Howard Baldwin, Chirs Benentt, Chad Bennett and Ryan Bennett.  Her family suggests that those wishing may consider memorial donations to the Memorial Hospital Dialysis Unit, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

ARTHUR R. MAYNARD, 81, of 304 Bridge St., Towanda, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 14, 1994, at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born May 27, 1913, in Rome Township, he was a son of the late John and Henrietta Robinson Maynard.  Mr. Maynard was employed as a truck driver for Towanda Sand and Gravel, which later became State Aggregates, and by Stroud’s Supply Co. in Wysox, for many years.  He attended the Independent Baptist Church in Towanda and was a member of the Towanda Gun Club.  He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dollie McNeal Maynard; two daughters and sons-in-law; June and Dennis Fitzgerald of Avoca, Pa., and Carol and Wayne Hendershot of Towanda RR 6; a daughter; Jean Cummings of Sayre; three sons and daughters-in-law; John and Linda Maynard of Towanda, Frederick and Ann Maynard of Monroeton, and David and Donna Maynard of Rome; a brother; George Maynard of Zephyrhills, Fla.; a sister-in-law; Gertrude Vough of Towanda; 23 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Vinton and Emerson E. Maynard, and a sister, Alberta McNamarra.  The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 1994, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Darris M. Hauser officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Burlington Township.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 4, Box 60A, Towanda, Pa. or to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 413 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. in Mr. Arthur R. Maynard’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.
 
MAYNARD Charles Edward "Charlie" Maynard
61, of 236 Brookside Drive (Powell), Monroeton, Pa., died
Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at his home. "Charlie," as he was known by family and friends, was born in Towanda, Pa., on Aug. 2, 1949, the son of Margaret Raymond Maynard and the late Lloyd E. Maynard. He was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1967 and later served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam during the war. On Aug. 21, 1971, he married Angela "Angie" Vanderpool in Towanda. In early years, Charlie was employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda. He later assumed the operation of his father's excavating business which he continued until the time of his passing. He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda. Charlie enjoyed working, the outdoors and turkey and deer hunting.  He is survived by: his wife of 39 years, Angie Maynard; his mother, Margaret Maynard of Ulster; three children, Cheryl A. Edsell and her husband Leo of LeRaysville, Eric C. Maynard of Towanda, and Faith L. Maynard of Monroeton; four grandchildren, Josh Stempel, Cassidy Tuttle, Mason Tuttle and Brianna Bailey; brother and sister-in-law David "Punk" and Ann Maynard of Wysox; sister and brother-in-law Barbara and Waldon "Butch" Bailey of Towanda; as well as several nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd E. Maynard, on Dec. 31, 1975.  The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at the funeral home with the Rev. Thomas Geiger, pastor of the Assembly of God 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. - Towanda Daily Review, October 1, 2010

MAYO - OSMUN
Cora E. (Mayo) A resident of the Bradford County Manor, died on Tuesday, September 4, 2001. She was born on May 27, 1921 in Monroe Twp., PA, a daughter of the late Charles and Lula (Strope) Mayo. Cora was formally employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda, PA. She was a member of the Sylvania Women's Club and the Waverly Moose Club. Cora was a loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by her son, Charles and wife, Lynne McNeal of Nicholasville, KY; daughters Maxine and husband, Larry Lanterman of Lowman, NY, Carolyn and husband, Donald Belcher of Milan, PA, and Susan and husband, Arthur Sackett of Chemung, NY; 14 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; brother, Earl and wife, Marge Mayo of Sayre, PA; sister, Susie and husband, George Whittig of Ulster, PA. Cora is predeceased by her sister, Marilyn Winton; brother, Dennis McNeal. Friends are invited to call at Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY on Thursday, September 6, 2001 from 1 to 3 PM. The funeral service will immediately follow at 3 PM at the funeral home with the Reverend David Larson officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills, PA at the convenience of the family.

WILLIAM MAYO, 67, Gillett RD 2, died unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 7, 1966 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira, N.Y.  Born in Towanda on May 17, 1919, he was the son of Charles and Lulu Strope Mayo.  He was employed at the Ingersoll-Rand Co., Athens, in the buffing department for 20 years before retiring in 1981.  He had been a Valley area resident most of his life.  Survivors include his brother Earl May of Athens RD 1; two sisters; Cora Osmun of Sayre and Susie Pfuff of Leroy; also several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens, Monday 12:30-2 p.m.  The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Bishop Gregory Weed, Church of the Latter Day Saints in Towanda officiating.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills.  –Towanda Daily Review
 

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