Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\cembook.gif

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

Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\tbc100c.jpg

 

Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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

 

Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\10050083.jpg

Photo 
by Joyce M. Tice
Formatted & Published by Joyce M. Tice

 

 

Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\newsline.gif

 

Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\bluehunt.jpg

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) 


Return to Alphabetic Table of Contents of BCMP Obituary Pages
All people are listed by surname at birth rather than by surname at death


MCBRYAR - Beatrice M. Geer, 84, widow of Kenneth C. Geer of West Franklin, RR 1 Monroeton, Pa., diedEaster Sunday, April 12, 2009 at the Highlands Care Center in LaPorte, Pa.   Beatrice was born Jan. 11, 1925 in Brookville, Jefferson County, Pa., the daughter of the late William McBryar and Adda HIMES McBryar. She was employed by the former Dibble's Market in Wysox, Pa. for many years. She was a resident of this area since 1951. Beatrice was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Towanda, and Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Pierce, Florida.  Surviving are: her Sons and Daughters-in-law: William C. and Elaine Geer of Spotsylvania, Va. and David L. and Wanita Geer of Monroeton RR 1, Pa.; Grandsons: Kirtis Geer of Monroeton RR 1, Pa. and Bradlee Geer of Granville Summit, Pa.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by; Her Husband of 60 years, Kenneth C. Geer on March 31, 2004 and by Her Sister, Helen McBryar.  A private funeral service was held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Jira Albers, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment was in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church, 908 S. Main St. Towanda, PA 18848 in Beatrice M. Geer's memory.  Towanda Daily Review  16 April, 2009.

 

MCCABE –ELEANOR H. ALLIS, 69, of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda died late Tuesday evening June 20, 1989 at the home of her son, Jack Allis of Towanda RD 3 following a brief illness. Born August 19, 1919 in Towanda, she was a daughter of Martin and Eva Tanner McCabe. Eleanor attended Towanda Schools and was employed by McGuire’s Restaurant in Towanda for 18 years until her recent retirement. Her main interests in life encompassed her home and family. Surviving are two daughters, Judith Millard Moe of Waverly, NY; Katheryn Lewis of Millersburg; five sons, Kenneth Millard of Chemung, NY; Burton Millard of Birchardville; Gerald Allis of Towanda; Joel Allis of Fort Worth, Texas; Jack Allis of Towanda RD3; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Burton McCabe of Cailf.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth S. Allis on December 13, 1974 and by a sister, Marjorie McCabe Whytman. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Jeffrey Hale, pastor of the Hornbrook United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review

McCARTHY Jean Marie McCarthy Heath
67, of the Colonial Terrace, Towanda, Pa., died
Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010 at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy, Pa. Jean was born in Towanda, Pa., on April 14, 1943, the daughter of the late Joseph P. McCarthy and Florence Bahl McCarthy. She attended St. Agnes School in Towanda. On April 22, 1961, Jean married Ernest Theodore "Ernie" Heath at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Towanda. She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 48 years on March 12, 2009. In early years, Jean provided care for the elderly in their homes. She possessed great love for her family and home, loved caring for children and working with flowers. She was a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Towanda. Surviving are: her daughters and sons-in-law, Maria Jean Bailey and Raymond Bailey Jr. of Towanda, Christina Ann Johnson and Robert E. Johnson of Towanda; grandchildren, Destinee Bailey, Jacob Bailey, Sierra Bailey, Angela Johnson and Megan Johnson; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Carolyn McCarthy of Sayre; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Paul Webster of Athens; brothers-in law and sisters-in-law, Joann Heath of Mildred, Pa., John Heath of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Wesley and Elizabeth Heath of Dushore, Pa.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Marjorie and Harold "Bud" O'Connor of Mildred, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by, brothers-in-law, George Heath, Jim Heath, Robert Heath Jr. and James Laverne Heath; and a sister-in-law, Cora Elchak. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday evening at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13, 2010 at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third Street in Towanda, Pa. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.
Towanda Daily Review - August 11, 2010

ROBERT F. MCCARTHY SR., 65, of LeRaysville, Pa., died
Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at Memorial Hospital in North Towanda Township, Pa.  Born Dec. 31, 1940 in Sayre, Pa., he was the son of the late Joseph McCarthy and Norma Sivers McCarthy.  Robert attended school in LeRaysville and was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School.  He later served in the U.S. Army for several years.  Robert was employed by the Bendix Corporation in South Montrose, Pa., for over 37 years until his retirement.  He was a member of the LeRaysville Fire Company. Robert enjoyed working outdoors and in his garage.  He also enjoyed NASCAR racing and collecting Hot Wheels cars.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Dennis Faux of Falls, Pa.; a daughter, Brenda McCarthy of LeRaysville, Pa.; a son, Robert F. McCarthy Jr. at home; six grandchildren, Eric Edwards, Angie Edwards, Cory Faux, Joseph McCarthy, Justin Shaffer and Jacob Shaffer; a brother and sister-in-law, Alan and Sally McCarthy of Forrest Lake, Pa., sisters-in-law, Nina McCarthy of LeRaysville, Pa., and Darlene McCarthy of Abbeville, S.C.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Yvonne Ellen Johnson McCarthy, on July 26, 1998; his father, Joseph McCarthy, in October of 1967; his mother, Norma Sivers McCarthy Anderson in April of 2003; and by his brothers, Martin and Eugene McCarthy.  The family will receive friends on Monday, March 6, 2006 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Sharon Temple, pastor of the Dille Parish United Church of Christ of LeRaysville and Potterville, officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.

BOYD MELVIN McCLELLAND, 82, Columbia Cross Roads, PA, died September 10, 1998 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born February 6, 1916, in Coryland, PA he was the son of the late Burton and Ruby (Barrett) McClelland.  He was a member of the Berrytown Wesleyan Church, Gillett.  He will always be remembered as a person who loved his God and country.  Mr. McClelland enjoyed reading and gardening, and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  Surviving are his wife of 58 years Juanita (Brown) McClelland at home; sons, Glenn B. (Betty) McClelland, Horseheads, NY, Carl F. (Marilyn) McClelland, Columbia Cross Roads, Lester B. (Laura) McClelland, Spencerport, NY; daughters, Janis R. McClelland, Columbia Cross Roads, Joyce J. Hart, Zebulon, NC; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sisters, Janet LaMont, Troy, Joan (Aaron) Boyce, Canton; son-in-law, Harold Adams Jr., Elmira; sister-in-law, Margaret McClelland, Columbia Cross Roads.  He was predeceased by a daughter, Doris T. McClelland Adams and brother, Bruce McClelland.  Funeral services were held from the Berrytown Wesleyan Church, Gillett, September 14, with the Rev. Nathan A. Adams, officiating.  Interment was in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Berrytown Wesleyan Church Memorial fund, RR 1, Box 2840, Gillett, PA.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Troy.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

Boyd Melvin McCLELLAND, age 82, of Columbia Cross roads, PA died on September 19, 1998 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  He was born February 6, 1916 in Coryland, PA, a son of the late Burton and Ruby (Barrett) McClelland.  Boyd was a member of the Berrytown Wesleyan Church, Gillett, PA.  He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Juanita (Brown) McClelland, at home; sons, Glenn B. (Betty) McClelland of Horseheads, NY, carl F. (Marilyn) McClelland of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Lester B. (Laura) McClelland of Spencerport, NY; daughters, Janis R. McClelland of Columbia Cross Road and Joyce J. Hart of Zebulon, NC; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sisters, Janet LaMont of Troy, PA, Joan (Aaron) Boyce of Canton, PA; son-in-law, Harold Adams Jr. of Elmira, NY;  sister-in-law, Margaret McClelland of Columbia Cross Roads.  He was predeceased by daughter Doris t. McClelland-Adams; brother, Bruce McClelland.  Funeral services were held at Berrytown Wesleyan Church September 14 with the Rev. Nathan Adams officiating and interment to be at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Berrytown Wesleyan Church Memorial Fund, RR 1, Box 2840, Gillett, PA 16925.  Troy Gazette Register

McCLELLAND, Bruce B- 59, Columbia Cross RD 3 died Saturday July 2, 1977, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born Oct 25, 1917 in Troy Township, the son of Burton and Ruby Barrett McClelland.  He was a member of the Berrytown Wesleyan Church, Troy Grange and was a life-long farmer.  He is survived by his wife, Margaret Lamont McClelland; daughters Mrs. Marshall (June) McNeal of Troy and Mrs. Douglas (Gail) Dillon of State College; two sons, Fay McClelland at home, Dale McClelland at Columbia Cross Rds; his mother Ruby McClelland a brother Boyd McClelland of Columbia Cross Rds; two sisters, Mrs. Lawrence (Janet) Lamont of Troy and Mrs. Aaron (JoAnn) Boyce of Rome, NY; six grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held today at 1:30 pm at the Berrytown Wesleyan Church, Rev David Larson, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. (Daily Review 1977)

BURTON W. MCCLELLAND, 68, of Columbia Cross Roads RD 1, Thursday, April 13, 1961.  Survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruby McClelland; daughters, Mrs. Lawrence LaMont of Troy, Mrs. Aaron Boyce of Columbia Cross Roads; sons, Boyd and Bruce of Columbia Cross Roads; sister, Mrs. Harold Laughhead of Granville, Ohio; 14 grandchildren.  Body at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy.  Funeral there Saturday at 1:30 p.m. the Rev. Robert Evans.  Bradford Co. Memorial Park –Elmira Advertiser 4/14/1961

McCLELLAND - Janet [McClelland] LaMont, 83 of Troy, PA, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, September 10, 2007, at the Bradford County Manor. She was the wife of the late Lawrence E. LaMont who died on July 16, 1978. Family and friends were welcome to call from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2007, and again on Friday morning from 10-11 a.m. at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. The funeral service to honor Janet’s life was held after the viewing at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 14, at the Funeral home with Rev. Steven Neff of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Tioga, PA, officiating. Burial will follow the service in Bradford County Memorial Park. Janet was born on October 29, 1923, in Springfield Township, Bradford County, PA. She was the daughter of the late Burton W. and Ruby [Barrett] McClelland. Janet was a farm wife and mother, was a past grange member, was a faithful Christian believer, and was an avid history buff. She was particularly interested in the American Civil War. Janet is survived by: her son, Wayne H. [Barbara] LaMont of Mansfield, PA; her daughters, Cleo E. [Carl] Osgood of Troy, PA and Kay L. [Michael] Smith of Burlington, PA; her grandchildren: Wendy [David] Steiner, Timothy LaMont, Tammy Smith, Jan [Bruce] Roy, Kathy [Brian] Shepard, Darren [Kim] Smith, Neal [Candy] Saunders, Shana [Charles] Lewis, Justin [Sandy] Smith, Kelly Smith, and Bobby Smith; 19 great-grandchildren; her sister, Joann Boyce of East Canton, PA; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Mark Scott. Janet was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her infant son, Neil Burton LaMont; her brothers: Boyd and Bruce McClelland; and son-in-law, Ronald L. Saunders. Contributions may be made in Janet’s memory to the Coryland Church roof fund, RR 3 Box 38C, Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914 or to the Tabernacle Baptist Church building fund, 9 Meadow Street, Tioga, PA 16946. - Troy Gazette-Register, 20 Sept 2007

McCLURE –DORIS G. FINNERTY, age 79, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died Friday, Aug. 17, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., she was a patient there for two weeks.  Born June 14, 1922 at Burdette, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Grace Thorpe McClure.  She was preceded in death by her husband John B. who died Oct. 30, 1999.  She assisted her late husband in the operation of the family farm for many years.  She enjoyed gardening and flowers.  Surviving are three sons, Alfred Andrew (Beverly) Finnerty, Gavin Lewis (Ellen) Finnerty, Dale Johnson (Ida) Finnerty all of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., one daughter Judy Grace Arena (Vincent) of Athens, Pa.; eight grandchildren seven great-grandchildren; one sister Ada (Clarence) Morey of Waverly, N.Y.  She was preceded in death by a grandson James in 1991 and two brothers, Lewis and Raymond McClure.  The family is invited to attend a private funeral service at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr., Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main St., Troy, Pa., with the Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating.  A visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MCCLURE Doris G. FINNERTY, age 79, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA died Friday, August 17, 2001 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.  Born June 14, 1922 at Burdette, NY she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Grace Thorpe McClure.  She was preceded in death by her husband John B. who died October 30, 1999.  She assisted her late husband in the operation of the family farm for many years.  Surviving are her sons, Alfred Andrew (Beverly) Finnerty, Gavin Lewis (Ellen) Finnerty, Dale Johnson (Ida) Finnerty, all of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; a daughter, Judy Grace (Vincent) Arena of Athens, PA; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Ada (Clarence) Morey of Waverly, NY.  She was preceded in death by a grandson James in 1991 and brothers, Lewis and Raymond McClure.  Private funeral services were held August 21 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Allen/Huslander officiating and burial to be in Bradford County memorial Park.  Troy Gazette Register

McCLURE –HENRIETTA M. (MCCLURE) BAILEY, 87, Troy, PA, died November 8, 2000 at the Bradford County Manor, Burlington.  Born November 30, 1912, in Bungy, PA, she was a daughter of the late Thad Roy and Lola (Roby) McClure.  She was the wife of the late Lawrence Bailey with whom she would have celebrated 66 years of marriage this year.  Mrs. Bailey was a former member of the Fassett Baptist Church and a current member of the First Baptist Church of Troy.  She was a Sunday School teacher at both churches and led the choir with her beautiful singing voice.  She was also a former leader of the Baptist Youth Fellowship in Fassett, PA and the local 4-H group.  She also was a cook at the Troy Hospital for 15 years.  Surviving are her daughter Ann (Michael, Sr.) Egli; grandson, Lawrence Lee, granddaughter, Lisa Deemy, step-grandson, Michael J. Egli, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Janson Ward; brother, Earl McClure.  In addition to her husband and parents she was predeceased by a brother, Harold McClure.  A memorial service was held November 10, at the First Baptist Church of Troy.   A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., Troy, PA.  (Burial Bradford Co. Memorial Park.) –Troy Gazette-Register.

MCCOON –MILDRED I. MCNEAL, 87 of Towanda RR 3, Burlington Twp., Pa. died Thursday March 1, 2007 at the Bradford County Manor, W. Burlington Twp., Pa.  Born November 11, 1919 in Whitelaw, N.Y., Madison County, she was the daughter of the late Daniel McCoon and Gertrude Bounds McCoon.  Mildred moved to Pennsylvania at the age of 13 and fell in love with the mountains of Pennsylvania.  On Nov. 11, 1936 she married Paul M. McNeal and together during their nearly 51 years of marriage, they raised their family and operated their farm in Burlington Twp., Pa.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul on October 11, 1987.  Mildred was employed by Sylvania Electric in Towanda during World War II (1944-45) and lived the last 70 years of her life on the farmstead.  She sewed aprons for the ladies at Sylvania Electric and Barbie Doll clothing for all the little girls.  She crocheted afghans for friends and family who lived across the United States and reaching into France and Canada. Mildred possessed great love and devotion to the Lord and for her family who were paramount in her life. She will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren as the taxi driver.  She was a member of the Independent Baptist Church in Towanda.   Surviving are: her children: John McNeal and his wife Sandy of Towanda, Phil McNeal and his fiancé Rita Mott of Cleveland, Ohio, Nancy Pawlak of Montgomery, Pa., Dana McNeal and his wife Kay of Monroeton,  Betty Bomboy and her husband Tim of Towanda, Ralph McNeal and his wife Myra of Towanda, her grandchildren: Jeff McNeal and his wife Kristen, Nicholas, Marisa, Staci, Stephani, Gary, Jennifer, Rachel, Amy and Fred McNeal, Jodi Johnston and her husband Steve, Kathy Jo and her husband Bill Maloney, Kimberly Chambers and her husband David, Joseph Pawlak, Kelly Pawlak; seven great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, nine step-great-grandchildren; her brother, Stuart McCoon of South Carolina; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Homer, Arthur and Richard McCoon and by her sister, Alice DeLooze.  The family will receive friends on Saturday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa.  The funeral service will be held Sunday March 4, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Independent Baptist Church, Cherry Street, Towanda, Pa. with Pastor Donn Hauser officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Independent Baptist Church, Cherry St. Towanda, Pa. in Mildred I. McNeal's memory.  -Towanda Daily Review 3/2/2007  

 

McCORMICK Millie "Granny" Taylor

age 99, of Rt. 34, Waverly, N.Y. died on Friday, March 8, 2013 at Elderwood Nursing Home, Waverly, N.Y.  Millie was born in Stevensville, to the late Joseph and Mattie McCormick. Millie is predeceased by her brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews and other family members.  Millie is survived by her son, Glenn Taylor; her grandson, Kurtis Parnussie and his girlfriend, Lisa; and her nieces, nephews and other family members.  Millie's big hobby was collecting salt and pepper shakers along with embroidering tablecloths and pillow cases. She also enjoyed making things with plastic canvas.  The family would like to thank everyone at Elderwood Nursing Home for the care Millie was given and also to anyone else that helped along the way.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 11 a.m. until noon on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. 14892. The celebration of Millie's life will follow the visitation with the Rev. William Wells honoring her memory at noon.   Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park Cemetery, Towanda.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one's favorite charity.  Towanda Daily Review – March 17, 2013

 

LAWRENCE L. MCCRACKEN JR., 61, of Waverly, N.Y., passed away on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at the Veterans Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., following a period of declining health. Larry was born on April 14, 1943 in Bloomsburg, Pa., a son of the late Lawrence L. McCracken Sr. and Mildred (Brown) McCracken. He was veteran of the U.S. Army and proudly served his country during Vietnam. Larry was a member of Skiff-Bower VFW Post No. 1536, the Sayre Sons of Italy and the Waverly Moose. Larry was predeceased by: his wife of 27 years, Althea (Gregory) McCracken; son-in-law, Robert Courtright; and stepson, Barry Gregory. Larry is survived by: his son, Mark A. McCracken of Delaware; daughter, Sheri K. McCracken of Oregon; stepdaughters, Nancy (Joseph) Swigonski of Nichols, N.Y., and Bonnie Courtright of Waverly; stepsons, Scott Parsons of Binghamton, N.Y., Jerry (Laura) Gregory of Deltona, Fla., and Jeffrey (Michele) Gregory of Friendsville, Pa.; two grandchildren, Mark Aaron and Tara; and a great-grandson. Private funeral services will be held on Friday, July 2, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, with the Rev. Val Rommel, pastor of the Nichols United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Greater Valley EMS, 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, PA or the Activities Fund of Heritage Nursing Home, 200 Main St., Athens, PA in loving memory of Lawrence L. McCracken Jr. –Carol Brotzman

GARY WILLIAM McEWEN, 61, OF Towanda RR 1, North Towanda Township, died Sunday evening, Jan. 23, 2005, at Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township.  Born Aug. 21, 1943, in Sayre, he was the son of the late William McEwen and Gladys Rogers McEwen Westbrook.  Gary was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School, class of 1961.  He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in the U. S. Army for three years.  In earlier years Gary was employed by Morse Chain in Ithaca, N.Y.  He was later employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 38 years until his retirement in May of 2003.  Following his retirement, Gary enjoyed working on computers and computer systems.  Gary was a member of American Legion Post No. 42, Towanda, and Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda.  Surviving are his wife of over 40 years, Connie Rice McEwen, at home; his children, Tammy L. VanNess and her husband, Ronald B. VanNess, of Luthers Mills, Mark E. McEwen and his wife, Sabrina C. McEwen, of Owego, N.Y., and Paula J. Foley and her husband, Walter J. Foley IV of Monroeton; his grandchildren, Eric, Ryan, Stephanie, Roni, Karleigh, Jake and Andie; a great-grandson, Craig; his brother, Jack Westbrook and his wife, Shelly, of Elmira, N.Y.; an aunt, Hazel Coleman of Naples, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father, William McEwen, and his mother, Gladys Westbrook.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Pastor Fred Hoover of the Abide in the Vine Fellowship, Owego, N.Y., officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. in Gary W. McEwen’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

JAMES McGOVERN, 87, of 34 Pratt Ave., Towanda, Pa., formerly of Venice, Fla. And Owego, N.Y., died Friday evening, June 10, 2005, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Born Jan. 15, 1918, in Towanda, Pa., he was the son of the late James and Lucy Kennedy McGovern.  Jim attended Towanda High School.  On April 2, 1941, he entered the U.S. Army Air Corps where he served as a Master Sergeant in the 41st Service Squadron in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater during World War II.  He was the recipient of 6 Bronze Battle Stars.  He received his honorable discharge from the Army Air Corps on Oct. 18, 1945.  On Sept. 1, 1947, he married the former Grace Kathryn Hiel in Binghamton, N.Y., and they resided in Owego, N.Y. for many years.  Jim was employed by International Business Machines in the facilities of Endicott and Owego, N.Y., for 25 years until his retirement.  Following their retirement, Jim and Grace moved to Venice, Fla.  In 2000, the McGovern’s returned to Towanda to make their home.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years on Dec. 31, 2002.  Jim was well recognized as a gifted mechanic and for his carpentry skill.  In earlier years he built and flew his own airplane.  Jim is survived by his children, Shelley Jo Burnett of Elmira, N.Y., Kathleen Ann McGovern of Raleigh, N.C., James Thomas McGovern of Van Nuys, Calif.; three grandsons, Capt. Ryan Cleveland, U.S.A.F., Christopher and Corey Ankney; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Ellen McGovern of Canton, Pa.; sister-in-law, Pat McGovern of Towanda; his best friend, Milton Munkittrick of Towanda and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents and his wife, Jim was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas and Jack McGovern and his sister, Jill Dunn.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the charity or organizations of one’s choice in James McGovern’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

McGUIRE - Linda McGuire Jacobs, 50, departed this earthly life to be with her precious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Nov. 4, 2006 in Mesa, Ariz., at Banner Desert Medical Center after a three-year battle with cancer. Linda was born on April 26, 1956, in Bellefonte, Pa., the second of four children. She attended schools in Hopewell Junction, LaGrangeville, and Arlington, N.Y. She graduated in 1974 from Towanda Area High School. Following her calling in the Gospel of Christ from her high school days, assisted greatly by Pastor "Doc" and Clara Hauser and her membership in the Independent Baptist Church of Towanda, Linda pursued and received her Bachelor's Degree with honors in Christian Education from Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, Pa. Linda served as seventh and eighth grade teacher for two years at the Pavilion, N.Y. Baptist Church School. She was a beloved wife and mother nurturing and making real to her family the sweet, caring, gentle love of the Lord Jesus. She was home schooling all of her children. Linda is best remembered for her ever eager desire to give Jesus all worthy praise and great honor. She is also remembered for her bright smile, her joyful laughter, her great listening ear, and her wise gentle council in Holy Scriptures. She is also remembered for her artistry in kitchen and needle, in photo and in poetry. She is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Gabriel Jacobs, her children Esther, Jonathan, Abraham, Stephen, Matthew, Noah, Benjamin, and triplets Ruth, Rachael, and Rebecca. Also surviving are her parents, Jack and Mary McGuire of Towanda, sister Jeanette and husband Tom Bennett and their daughter Michaela of Granville Summit, brother Major Kevin McGuire (U.S. Army), his wife, Marie and their children Mollie, Caitlin and Nathanael of Glassboro, N.J. Also her sister-in-law Kathleen Stewart McGuire (widow of brother Mike) of Dayton, Ohio; as well as her Aunt Jean Barto and husband Harry of Monroeton, Uncle Jim McGuire and wife Darlene, Uncle Dick McGuire and wife Kathleen of Towanda, and cousins Rose McGuire Durkin, Pat and Bill McGuire, Loretta McGuire Harrington, Matthew McGuire, Chris McGuire, Mark and Donn Barto and Carrie Barto Wrisley. She was predeceased by her brother, Major Mike McGuire, USAF, killed in the line of duty in 1992, as well as grandparents John and Gertrude McGuire of Powell and Fay and Agnes Simons of Monroeton. Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 9, at the East Valley Bible Church, Gilbert, Ariz. Grave side services will be held Monday, Nov. 13, at 11 a.m. at Bradford County Memorial Cemetery, Luthers Mills. Sr. Pastor Donn Hauser and Assistant Pastor Lloyd Vaughn, Independent Baptist Church, will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Gabriel Jacobs and family, 4512 West Butler Dr., Chandler, Ariz., 85226. Contributions in Linda's memory may be made to: "Christian Children Education Trust Fund" (Memo: Memory of Linda Jacobs) and sent to: Independent Baptist Church, Cherry Street, Towanda, Pa., 18848, for forwarding to the Trust Manager in Arizona. - The Daily & Sunday Review, Towanda PA, Nov. 10, 2006

McKEAN - ELSIE McKEAN BALLARD
Elsie McKean Ballard, 81, Troy RD 3, died Tuesday, September 11, 1990 at home. She was born October 9, 1908 in West Burlington Township, the daughter of John and Nettie Whipple McKean. She was a member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church. Mrs. Ballard is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Harold Lane, Sayre; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Dorothy Ballard, Troy RD 3; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; several cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Ray M. Ballard in 1984. A memorial service was held September 16 at the West Burlington United Methodist Church with the Rev. George Mauk and the Rev. Edward Thigpen officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to the West Burlington United Methodist Church in care of Mrs. Audrey Schanbacher, RD 3, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, September 20, 1990)

MCKEAN –HELEN E. MCGUIRE, 82 of 11 Olive St., Towanda, Pa., died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007 at her home.  Born Aug. 25, 1924, in the family residence on Second Street in Towanda, she was the daughter of the late John D. and Anna V. McKean.  Helen was a graduate of Towanda High School, class of 1942.  On Sept. 30, 1942, she married Edward James McGuire in Towanda.  Helen enjoyed caring for her family home on Olive Street, camping in earlier years, cross stitching and reading.   Surviving are: her children and their spouses, Pam and Bob Northrop of Wysox, Pa., Ellen and Edward May of Wysox, Edward and Betty McGuire of Rome, Pa., Sheila McNeal of Wysox, Judy Pousen of Towanda, David and Cheryl McGuire of Towanda, Mike McGuire and friend Robin Maghamez of Towanda, Paul and Lou Ann McGuire of Towanda, Laurie McGuire of Towanda and Mark McGuire of Towanda; grandchildren, Ray McGuire and Scott May, both of Rome, Shellie Northrop of Sayre, Sean Northrop of Altoona, Pa., Lisa Northrop of Ontario, N.Y., Jason McGuire of Towanda, and Jeff and Cindy McGuire of South Williamsport, Pa., Staci McNeal of Colorado, Stephani McNeal of Towanda, Anthony and Holli Pousen of Germany, and Michael Pousen of Towanda; great-grandchildren, Rachel and Emily Northrop of Ontario, N.Y., and Zachary McGuire of South Williamsport; her beloved sister, Evelyn Miller of Binghamton, N.Y.; two special nieces, Cindy Vincent and Dorothy Ann Perry of Towanda; niece, Carol McKean of Sayre; nephew, Bobby McKean of Towanda, John McKean of Sayre; special nieces of New York state, Carolyn Miller, Marilyn Burns and Joann Vallequette; and several additional great-nieces and great-nephews.  She was preceded in death her parents; husband, Edward, in April 1997; twin brothers, James and John McKean; brother-in-law Carlton Miller; sister-in-law Louise McKean; nephew Jerry Miller; grandson Robbie Northrop; and great-nephew, Casey McKean.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Richard Barner, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday and also 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to Memorial Hospice or Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. or to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. Helen McGuire's memory.  –Towanda Daily Review 2/24/2007

McKERNAN  - Jennifer D. McKernan, 24, of Towanda RR 3, North Towanda Township, Pa., died unexpectedly Friday, May 16, 2008, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Jennifer was born in Elmira, N.Y., on Feb. 8, 1984, the daughter of Todd L. McKernan and the late Deborah Sollick McKernan. Jennifer was a graduate of Towanda Area High School Class of 2004 and was subsequently employed by Serve Inc. in Monroeton, Pa.  Jennifer enjoyed camping, shopping, boating and socializing with everyone. She also enjoyed watching local dirt track races, especially when her brother J.T. McKernan was participating in the event. Surviving are: her father, Todd L. McKernan of Towanda RR 3; brother, Joseph Todd "J.T." McKernan and his fianceé Becky Bailey of Towanda RR 3; maternal grandmother and her husband, Carolyn L. and Dean Arnold of Towanda RR 2; paternal grandparents, Joseph E. and Patricia McKernan of Towanda RR 3; and aunts and uncles, Theresa and Jeff Beaumont, Eddie and Debbie McKernan, Lisa and Ed Bride, Sherry and Dan Jackson, Patrick McKernan and Denise Sherman, Roger and Josie Sollick, Dawn and Mitch Tuttle, Robin and Rob Kratzer, and Joy and Joe Johnston. She was preceded in death by her mother, Deborah Sollick McKernan, on Sept. 6, 1995; maternal grandfather, Blaine Sollick; cousins, Marcus McKernan and Ridge Colton McKernan; paternal great-grandparents Joseph E. and Laura McKernan; and maternal great-grandmother, Esther Garey. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, 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 from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford-Sullivan Special Olympics, PO Box 243, Monroeton, Pa. 18832; or to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, Pa. 18850; or to the charity or organization of one's choice in Jennifer's memory. -Towanda Daily Review, 17 May 2008

JOSEPH E. McKERNAN
 Joseph E. McKernan, 79, of Luthers Mills, PA died May 3, 1990 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born January 25, 1911 in New Albany, he was the son of Luke and Lura Chapman McKernan.  He married Laura Haflett of Granville Summit. Survivors include his wife, Laura; seven children; 28 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren; two sisters and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A mass of Christian burial was held May 5 at Ss. Peter and Paul's Church in Towanda with interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park with American Legion Post 42 according military honors. Memorials may be directed to the North Towanda Fire Department c/o Diane Sheets, treasurer, RD 1, Towanda or to the Towanda Public Library in Mr. McKernan's memory. (TGR, Thursday, May 10, 1990)

 

McKERNAN Todd L. McKernan

53, of 1170 Laurel Hill Road, Towanda, Pa., North Towanda Township, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 3, 2013, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Todd was born Aug. 19, 1960, in Sayre, Pa., the son of Joseph E. McKernan and the late Patricia L. Putnam McKernan. He was a graduate of Towanda High School and while in high school he worked at his father's garage. Todd was later employed by Masonite Corporation in Wysox, Pa., for over 25 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, camping and dirt bike racing. Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Joseph Todd "J.T." and Becky McKernan of Towanda; grandson, Jaden McKernan of Towanda; father, Joseph E. McKernan of Towanda; sisters, Theresa Beaumont and husband Jeff of Towanda, Lisa Bride and husband Ed of Towanda, Sherry Jackson and husband Dan of Rome; brothers, Edward McKernan and wife Debbie of Towanda, and Patrick McKernan of Towanda; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Deborah Sollick McKernan on Sept. 6, 1995; daughter, Jennifer D. McKernan on May 16, 2008; mother, Patricia L. Putnam McKernan on April 3, 2013; and nephews, Cyle Wood, Marcus and Ridge McKernan.A private memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at the McKernan family residence.  Towanda Daily Review – September 5, 2013   

 

McKINSTER - MRS. ANNA TUNNICLIFF
 Mrs. Anna Belle McKinster Stout Tunnicliff, 75, Elmira, died February 9, 1990. She is survived by children, Otto Stout of Florida, Bishop John Henry Stout Sr., Elder Ethel Mae Brewer, Leon Edward Stout, all of Elmira; 60 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Otto D. MaKinster Jr. of Florida; sisters, Mrs. Quentin (Betty) Summers, Sr. of Bentley Creek, PA, Mrs. Grace Mayes of Oregon; aunt, Emma Follmer of Wellsburg, NY. Funeral services were held February 13 with Bishop Jeffrey Pautz of the Independent Holiness Assembly Church, officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. (TGR, Thursday, February 15, 1990)

 

McKNIGHT –KATHRYN M. HARKNESS, 82, widow of Darrell Harkness of Ulster RR 2, Smithfield Township, Pa., died Tuesday evening, May 30, 1995 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born March 2, 1913 in Hartford, Conn., she was a daughter of the late Wallace and Cora Kingsbury McKnight.  Kathryn assisted her husband Darrell in the operation of their dairy farm in Smithfield Township for many years.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Darrell on May 14, 1991.  Mrs. Harkness was an active member of the East Smithfield Federated Church, where she served as organist for over 30 years.  She was also a member of the Good Neighbors Club.  Kathryn was well-loved and possessed many friends.  Surviving are: two sons and daughters-in-law, James D. and Patricia Harkness of Rome and Edward M. and Rita Harkness of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; a sister, Ruth Robbins of Troy; five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, June 3, 1995 at 1 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy with the Rev. Richard McGuire, pastor of the East Smithfield Federated Church officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the East Smithfield Federated Church, PO Box 7, East Smithfield, PA in Kathryn’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

McKNIGHT Kathryn M. HARKNESS, 82, widow of Darrell Harkness of Ulster RR 1, Smithfield Township, PA, died Tuesday, May 30, 1995 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital Towanda.  Born March 2, 1913 in Hartford, CT, she was a daughter of the late Wallace and Cora Kingsbury McKnight.  Kathryn assisted her husband in the operation of their dairy farm for many years.  She was an active member of the East Smithfield Federated Church where she served as organist for over 30 years.  She was also a member of the Good Neighbors Club.  Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, James D. and Patricia Harkness of Rome, PA and Edward M. and Rita Harkness of Sierra Vista, AZ; a sister, Ruth Robbins of troy, PA; five grandchildren and five step-grandchildren; several great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Darell, on May 14, 1991.  funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy of June 3 with the rev. Richard McGuire officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mils, Pa.  Memorials may be directed to the east Smithfield Federated Church, PO Box 7, East Smithfield, PA 18817 in Kathryn’s memory.

McLANE -LULA M. HEWITT
 Lula M. Hewitt, 92, of Pine City, NV, formerly of Judson Hill, PA, died January 18, 1990. Mrs. Hewitt was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of the Brooks-Flick Post in Troy. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter P. Hewitt, on Feb 14, 1986. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Dorothy Hewitt of Seminole, FL; daughter, Myrtle Dunkleberger of Roseville, PA; daughters and sons-in-law, Grace and Wallace Balmer of Elmira, Genevieve and Vernet McWhorter of Pine City and Beverly and Frank DeWitt of Towanda; 15 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 22 at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira with the Rev. George Evans officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Association in Mrs. Hewitt's memory. (TGR, Thursday, January 25, 1990)

MCLEAN –ALTA L. CONGDON, 82, of West Burlington, PA died Wednesday, April 20, 1988 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira, NY. She was born June 17, 1905 in Troupsburg, NY the daughter of Howard and Ione Pye McLean. She was a member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. Mrs. Congdon was also a member of the Granville Center Golden Rod Rebekah Lodge No. 567. She was a member of the West Burlington Union Grange, where she was a secretary for 28 years. Mrs. Congdon is survived by daughters: Mrs. Donald (Marjorie) Havens of Troy RD2, Mrs. Richard (Carol) Rockwell of Troy RD2; sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Janice Congdon of Gillett RD 2 and Howard and Bonnie Congdon of Elmira; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Nina Waltman of Corning, N; brother, Lewis McLean of Andover, NY; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold S. Congdon on February 28, 1976.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Edward Thigpen will officiate. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to the West Burlington United Methodist Church. –Towanda Daily Review

JOSEPH MCLINKO, 75, of 14 Mechanic St., Towanda died early Saturday morning January 14, 1989 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born March 24, 1913 in Laquin, PA, he was the son of Michael and Mary Shepko McLinko. Joseph attended school in LeRoy and Canton and in early years was employed by Berlinger and Fontaine Silk Mills in Towanda and also the Towanda Folding Box Company. On July 1, 1945 he married the former Doris M. Teeter. He was later employed for 19 years at GTE Sylvania, retiring from there in 1975. Following his retirement Joseph worked for Safegard Security in Towanda for six years. He was a member of Towanda First United Methodist Church and Towanda Elks Lodge 2191. Mr. McLinko enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid trout fisherman. He is survived by his wife, Doris M. McLinko at home; a daughter and son-in-law, LouAnn and Paul McQuire of Towanda; a son and daughter-in-law, Lynn and Marianne McLinko of Towanda; six grandchildren; Jason and Jeffrey McGuire and Brian, Soctt, Dana and Corey McClinko, all of Towanda; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Lafy and Mrs. Ella Eddy, both of Towanda; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Michael and Patricia McLinko and Robert and Judy McLinko, all of Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Michael in 1956; his mother, Mary in 1984; two brothers; Peter J. McLinko who was missing in action in Korea in 1951 and Lewis McLinko in 1988 and a sister, Kathryn Conklin in 1983. The family will receive friends today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191 will hod a service this evening at 6:45 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The family requests that memorials may be directed to Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA in Mr. McLinko’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

McMULLEN - RITA M. DECKER
 Rita Marlene Decker, 61, of Towanda RR 3, Burlington Twp., formerly of Elmira, NY, died Tuesday, December 31, 1991 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born October 11, 1930 in Wellsboro, PA, she was a daughter of the late George and Irene Moore McMullen. A former resident of Elmira for 32 years, Mrs. Decker was employed by Corning Glass in Corning, NY and Wellsboro, PA for a total of 14 years.  Her main interests in life surrounded her home and family. Rita served as a foster parent in Elmira and Burlington for 15 years and was president of the Children and Youth Program in Bradford County. Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Millard J. Decker Sr., at home; daughters, Mrs. LaRue (Carlene) Austin of Columbia Cross Roads, Mrs. John (Donna) Durrand of Byron, NY, Linda Decker of Luthers Mills, Mrs. Ralph (JoeAnn) Chappell of Elmira and Mrs. Charles (Patricia) Mathews of Sayre; a special foster son, Bobby Johns of Luthers Mills; 11 grandchildren; brothers, James McMullen of Wellsboro and William Wheeler of Little Valley, NY; sisters, Catherine Marcheese of Middletown, CT and Mary McMullen of Elmira; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a son, Millard J. Decker Jr., in 1982. Funeral and committal services were held January 3 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. Harry Morgan of Elmira, NY officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to the charity or organization of one's choice in Mrs. Decker's memory. (TGR, Thursday, January 9, 1992)

LEWIS MCLINKO, 66, of 26 Mechanic St., Towanda died early Sunday morning, November 13, 1988 at his home. Born October 13, 1922 in Leroy, PA, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary Shepko McLinko. Lewis was a graduate of Towanda High School in 1941 and in early years was employed by the Berlinger and Fontaine Silk Mills in Towanda. He was later employed by Craftex Mills in Auburn, PA for 12 years. For the past 10 years, Mr. McLinko owned and operated the Alpine Dry Cleaners in East Towanda. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul’s Church and Towanda Elks Lodge 2191. “Louis” was well known throughout the area and possessed many friends. Surviving are a son, Mark McLinko Towanda RD 4; a granddaughter, Rene McLinko; three grandsons: Richard, Chad and Jason McLinko all of Towanda RD 4; two sisters: Mrs. Anna Lafy and Mrs. Ella Eddy; two brothers and sisters-in-law: Joseph and Doris McLinko and Michael and Patricia McLinko all of Towanda: nephews, Robert McLinko of Towanda, Kenneth Lafy of State College, Keith Lafy of Pittsburgh, Kurt Lafy of New Jersey, Lynn McLinko of Towanda, Michael McLinko of Hackettstown, NJ; two nieces, Mrs. Paul (LouAnn) McGuire and Mrs. James (Deborah) Wilcox, both of Towanda; several great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Michael in 1956, his mother, Mary Shepko McLinko in 1984, a brother, Peter J. McLinko who was missing in action in Korea in 1951 and by a sister, Kathryn Conklin in 1983. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. A Scripture Service will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191 memorial service at 6:45. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. –Towanda Daily Review

McNEAL –ALBERTA (MCNEAL) SCOTT, 88, formerly of Troy, died on Sunday, December 22, 2002 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira.  Born in Towanda on February 10, 1914, she was a daughter of the late Bruce and Edith (Cary) McNeal.  Alberta was a housemother at Martha Lloyd School and a cook at Troy High School.  She enjoyed cooking and crocheting for her family.  Survivors included: a son, Albert ‘Ted” Scott, Horseheads; a daughter, Barbara J. Doyle, Poulsbo, Washington; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Bertha Randall, Troy, Isabel Puff, San Antonio, TX, and Naomi Kent, North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Scott was predeceased by her husband, Elmer Scott, in 1998; a daughter, Phyllis J. Scott, in 1994; and a brother, Kenneth McNeal.  The funeral and committal service was held at the Vickery funeral Home in Troy on December 27, with the Rev. Kenneth Marple, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

McLEAN - Congdon, Alta L McLean – (SRGP 37665) 82, of West Burlington, Pa died April 20, 1988 at Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira, NY.  She was born June 17, 1905 in Troupsburg, NY the daughter of Howard and Ione Pye McLean.  She was a member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church and was a Sunday School teacher for many years.  Mrs. Congdon was also a member of the Granville Center Golden Rod Rebekah Lodge No 567. She was a member of the West Burlington Union Grange, where she was secretary for 28 years.  Mrs. Congdon is survived by her daughters Marjorie Havens, and Mrs. Richard (Carol) Rockwell, both of Troy; sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Janice Congdon of Gillett and Howard and Bonnie Congdon of Elmira, NY; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister Nina Waltman of Corning, NY; brother, Lewis McLean of Andover, NY; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold S Congdon in 1976. Funeral services were held April 22 at Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with Rev. Edward Thigpen officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. (Daily Review)

Dennis L. McNEAL, 41, formerly of Sayre, PA died November 3, 1998.  He was born in Sayre, January 2, 1957, the son of Floyd and Cora Osmun McNeal.  Dennis was a former employee of the Penn York Opportunities of Athens, PA.  Dennis is survived by his mother, Cora Osmun of Troy, PA; father and stepmother, Floyd and Jannett McNeal of South Waverly, PA;  sisters and brothers-in-law Maxine and Larry Lanterman of Lowman, NY, Carolyn and Donald Belcher of Milan, PA, Susan and Arthur Sacket of Chemung, NY and Lisa and Daniel Reed of Conklin, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Lynn McNeal of Nicholasville, KY;  several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by a sister, Marilyn Winton in 1995.  Funeral services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY on November 6 with interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills.

McNEAL –DOLLIE BELLE MCNEAL MAYNARD, 82, widow of Arthur R. Maynard of 304 Bridge Street, Towanda, Pa., formerly of Rome and Wysox, died Sunday evening Sept. 7, 1997, at the Bradford County Manor.  Born Feb. 17, 1915, in Towanda, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Frank and Minnie Strope McNeal.  Dollie’s main interest in life encompassed her home and family.  She was a member of the former Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 1367 Auxiliary, Towanda.  Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, June and Dennis Fitzgerald of Avoca, Pa., Carole and Wayne Hendershot of Towanda RR 6; a daughter, Jean Cummings of Sayre; three sons and daughters-in-law, John and Althea “Linda” Maynard of Towanda, Frederick and Ann Maynard of Monroeton, David and Donna Maynard of Rome, Pa.; 23 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren; a sister, Gertrude Vough at Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Arthur R. Maynard on Dec. 14, 1994.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, Sept. 11, 1997, at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Mark Brower, pastor of the Mt. Pisgah shared ministry of the United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Patient Activity Fund of the Bradford County Manor, RR 3, Box 322, Troy, Pa in Mrs. Maynard’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

McNEAL –GERTRUDE M. VOUGH, affectionately known by her family and friends as “Aunt Gertie,” 79, of Towanda, Pa., died Wednesday morning, June 2, 2004, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Born February 2, 1925 in Towanda, Pa. she was one of fourteen children of the late Frank and Minnie Strope McNeal.  Gertrude was formerly employed for many years as a waitress by several Towanda area restaurants.  Gertrude possessed great love for her family and enjoyed completing embroidery work.  Surviving are; her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Wanda Weiss of Monroeton; a grandson, Frank Weiss and his wife Lisa Weiss of Monroeton; two great-grandchildren, Frank and Ashley Weiss and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband Frank M. Vough on January 1, 1954 and by two grandsons, Kurtis Robert Weiss in 2003 and Vincent Lee Weiss in 1968.  A graveside service will be held Friday June 4, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. with rev. Ronald Troup, pastor of the Monroeton United Methodist Church officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa.  There are no calling hours.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the Manor Patient Activities Fund, RR 3, Box 322 Troy, Pa. in Gertrude M. Vough’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

HENRY M. McNEAL SR., 71, of Troy RD 3, formerly a long-time resident of Towanda RD 5 (Wysox) died Monday evening, Dec. 19, 1988 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Aug. 11, 1917 in Towanda, he was one of 12 children of Frank and Minnie McNeal.  In early years he played baseball for the Wysox Owls.  On Oct. 7, 1936 he married the former Ida Forbes.  She preceded him in death on Aug. 1i, 1986.  Henry owned and operated McNeal’s Electric and Plumbing in Wysox for many years and was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church.  Surviving are three sons, Henry of Kent, Washington; Douglas of Junction City, Kansas, and Jeffrey of Fort Morgan, Colorado; three daughters, Mrs. David (Judy) Chamberlain of Stevensville, Mrs. David (Kathy) Gardner of Covington, Pa., and Mrs. Thomas (Loretta) Robinson of Rome; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Vough of Towanda and Mrs. Dollie Maynard of Rome.  He was preceded in death by five brothers, Nathaniel, John James, Frank and Charles McNeal.  The funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Darris M. Hauser and the Rev. Harry Ferguson officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park.  The family  will receive friends one hour prior to the service Friday morning at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials be directed to the Wysox Presbyterian Church or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 205 East 42nd St., New York, N.Y. in Mr. McNeal’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

McNEAL Jean Louise McNeal Weaver

 87, of 468 Hillside Dr., Towanda, Pa., Wysox Twp., died  early Tuesday morning, Oct. 25, 2011 at her home with her loving family by her side. Jean was born in Towanda, Pa., on April 1, 1924, a daughter of Perley and Gertrude Rowe McNeal. She attended the Towanda Schools and was employed by Sylvania Electric in Towanda during World War II. On June 21, 1947 she married Harold L. "Bud" Weaver. Jean helped operate the family dairy farm from 1967 to 1985. She was formerly employed by the J.J. Newberry Store in Towanda. Jean was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Towanda and the Critchlow Class. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, gardening, caring for her animals and flowers and playing cards.  Surviving are her children Joseph Harold Weaver and wife Darlene of Gainesville, Ga., Joan M. Ely and husband Robert of Sugar Run, Pa.; grandchildren Mark Powell and wife Heather of Towanda, Thomas Powell and LaVonne Harkness of Towanda, Amy Paulhamus and husband Todd of Pottstown, Pa., Melissa Pishock and husband Dennis of Cumming, Ga., Todd Weaver of Gainesville, Ga., Nadeen Koffel and husband Marc of Cumming, Ga.; great-grandchildren Kyle, Stormy and Dakota Powell, Zachary and Aline Pishock, Cole Weaver, Brianna and Caeley Koffel, Ryan and Brooke Powell, Emily Paulhamus, Alisha Pelton, Tyler and Erica Sibley, Tony Rutty, T.J. and Jared Saunders; her sister, Eleanor Marshall of Port Charlotte, Fla.; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and her cat, Spice.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Harold L. "Bud" Weaver on July 6, 2005 and a brother, Francis McNeal in August of 2000.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with her pastor, Rev. James Hollister officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. Contributions may be directed to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St. Towanda, PA 18848 in Jean's memory.  Towanda Daily Review - October 26, 2011

 

McNEAL –LAURA MCNEAL CLARK, 74, of 100 Pratt Ave., Towanda, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Wednesday, April 15, 1998, at her home, following a period of declining health.  Born Oct. 10, 1923, in Franklindale, Laura Grace was a daughter of the late Fred and Ethel Morse McNeal.  Laura was a graduate of Troy High School.  On July 16, 1946, Laura married Robert I. Clark in the Stevensville Presbyterian Church, Stevensville.  Laura was employed at Osram-Sylvania for 47 years from June 1944 until she retired on May 31, 1991, having worked in wire drawing, wire cleaning silicon and laboratory engineering the last 10 years before her retirement.  She was a member of the Towanda Assembly of God Church for 50 years, where she served as Sunday school superintendent, youth leader and church treasurer.  Most dear to her heart was teaching her little ones Sunday school class.  She was also a member of the women’ ministries of the Towanda Assembly of God Church.  Laura was a member of the Sylvania Women’s Club and Sylvania Retirees Club, and a 50-year-plus member of the Iona Grange.  Laura’s main interests in life were serving her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, lovingly caring for her family, especially her daughters and grandchildren, and doing for her friends and neighbors.  She loved picking berries and fruits of all types so she could bless others with ham, jellies and pies she made with love.  Her hobbies were gardening, both vegetable and flowers.  Laura was frequently found tenderly nursing her vegetable garden, and nurturing her flowers along.  Also she greatly enjoyed doing and sharing experiences with her daughters and grandchildren.  Surviving are her husband, Robert I. Clark of Towanda; a daughter, Crystal Clark Thomas of Ventura, Calif.; a daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Brad McClure of East Troy; grandchildren, Larry Goodwin, David Goodwin, Linda Liles, John McClure, Kirk and Calvin Thomas; Calvin and Kirk’s father, Boyd Thomas; one great-grandson; a brother and sister-in-law, Floyd and Jeanette McNeal of South Waverly, Pa., a sister and brother-in-law, Cora and Frank Emory of Monroeton; a stepsister, Lynette Edkin; a step-brother and wife, Lynn and Jackie Pelton; a stepsister and brother-in-law, Janice and Ronald Hatch; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Also surviving are Laura’s dear friends, Ruth squires and Carolyn Ellis, who along with Laura, were known as “The Three Musketeers.”  Laura was preceded in death by her mother, Ethel Morse McNeal, in 1937; her father, Fred McNeal in 1967; her beloved and dear grandmother, May McNeal, on Jan. 16, 1946; and her brother Paul McNeal, in 1987.  The funeral service will be held Sunday, April 19, 1998, at 2 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church, Kingsbury Avenue, Towanda, with the Rev. Thomas Geiger, the Rev. timothy Geiger, and the Rev. Lowell Patton officiating.  The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Flowers will be provided by her family.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. or to the Towanda Assembly of God Church in care of Michele Geiger Haggerity, treasurer, 20 Kingsbury Ave., Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. Clark’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MCNEAL Laura CLARK, 74, OF Towanda, PA died Wednesday, April 14, 1998 at her home after a brief period of declining health.  Born October 10, 1923 in Franklindale, PA, Laura Grace was a daughter of the late Fred and Ethel Morse McNeal.  Laura was a graduate of Troy High School.  She was employed at Osram Sylvania for 47 years until her retirement in 1991.  She was a member of the Towanda Assembly of God Church and a 50-year member of Iona Grange.  Surviving are her husband, Robert I. Clark of Towanda; a daughter, Crystal Clark Thomas of Ventura, CA; a daughter and son-i-law, Gail and brad McClure of East Troy, PA; six grandchildren and one great-grandson, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services were held at the Assembly of God Church April 19 with the Rev. Thomas Geiger, the rev. timothy Geiger and the rev. Lowell Patton officiating and interment to be in the Bradford County Memorial Park.  Arrangements were by the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda.  Memorial donations may be directed to Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospice Drive, Towanda, Pa 18848 or the Towanda Assembly of God Church, c/o Michele Geiger Haggerty, Treasurer, 29 Kingsbury Ave. Towanda, PA 18848 in Mrs. Clark’s memory.  Troy Gazette Register

McNEAL –LENA MCNEAL LYNCH, 88, of 200 Bridge St., Towanda, died Saturday, July 6, 1991, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  She was born on May 16, 1923, in LeRaysville, a daughter of the late Wallace Sherman and Teresa Derby McNeal.  She was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1941.  She is survived by four sons, Ivan D. Porter, Jr. of Indiana, Pa.; Richard H. Porter of Troy, Ohio; Robert E. Porter of Boise, Idaho; Thomas E. Porter of Clemson, S.C.; a daughter, Marilyn Louise Porter of Boise, Idaho; eight grandchildren; a sister, Pauline Welch of Towanda RD 3; a brother, Wallace McNeal of Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ivan Porter Sr. and Manley Goss.  The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 1991, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with rev. John C. Feaster, pastor of the Burlington United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service on Tuesday afternoon at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MCNEAL - Mildred Louise McNeal Beeman, 81, wife of Robert D. Beeman of Luthers Mills, Pa., died Thursday afternoon, July 10, 2008, at her home.  Born in Sayre, Pa., on Dec. 29, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Anna Dibble McNeal. Mildred attended the Luthers Mills School and graduated from Troy High School in 1944.  On May 26, 1945, she married Robert D. Beeman at the Methodist Parsonage in Burlington, Pa.  At the cessation of hostilities of World War II, Mildred left her employment with a defense plant to join her husband in St. Louis until his military service was completed with the U.S. Air Corps in late 1945. The couple then returned to the Burlington-Luthers Mills area, where they remained for most of their married life.  Mildred was employed as a dietitian at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Township, Pa., for 20 years until her retirement and also served as substitute cook at the Luthers Mills School for a number of years.  Mildred was a member of the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School and served as a Girl Scout leader. She was an active member of the Parent Teachers Association and the Ladies Aide Society and enjoyed spending time with her family and participating in church activities.  She is survived by: her husband of 63 years, Robert D. Beeman, at home; three daughters, Faith Marie Beeman Rose and her husband, Gary, of Elmira, N.Y., Jeannine Lea Beeman Kithcart and her husband, Alfred, of Athens RR 2, Pa., and Kathy Louise Beeman Peters and her husband, Robert, of LeRoy, Pa.; six grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by eight brothers, Leon, Herbert, Herman, Ralph, Raymond, Floyd, Wesley and William, and two sisters, Edith and Mertie.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Sunday afternoon at the funeral home.
Interment will be at 1 p.m. on Monday in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church Sunday School in care of Kathy Wolstenholme, treasurer, RR 1 Box 277 B, Towanda, Pa. 18848, in Mildred's memory.  Submitted by RKW.  Towanda Daily Review

PAUL M. McNEAL, 72, of Burlington Township, Towanda RD 3, died Sunday evening, Oct. 11, 1987, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  He was born July 31, 1915, in Franklin Township, Pa., a son of Fred l. and Ethel Morse McNeal.  Mr. McNeal attended the Franklin Center School and later owned and operated is large dairy farm in Burlington Township for most of his life.  On Nov. 11, 1936, he married the former Mildred McCoon.  Mr. McNeal attended in the Independent Baptist Church, Towanda, and was a member of the Pennsylvania Farmers Association for many years.  Surviving are his wife of 50 years.  Mildred, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Donald Pawlak, of Montgomery RD, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Mulcahy, Towanda RD 3; four sons and daughters-in-law, John P and Sandra McNeal, Phillip F. and Sheila McNeal, Dana L. and Kay McNeal, and Ralph E. and Myra McNeal, all of Towanda RD 3; 14 grandchildren.  Also surviving are a brother, Floyd McNeal, South Waverly; two sisters Mrs. Frank (Cora) Emory, of Monroeton and Mrs. Robert (Laura) Clark, Towanda; a step-brother, Lynn Pelton of Bentley Creek; two step-sisters, Mrs. Wilbur (Lynnette) Edkin of Watkins Glen, N.Y.; and Mrs. Alva (Janice) Hatch, of New Albany RD; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The family will receive friends this afternoon from 2-4 p.m. and this evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Darrus M. Hauser, assisted by the Rev. Larry Adee, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

McNEAL Pauline McNeal Welch

86, formerly of Burlington Township, Pa. died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Born May 17, 1925 in Warren Twp., Bradford County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Sherman and Teresa Derby McNeal. Pauline moved to Towanda at an early age and was a Towanda High School graduate Class of 1943.  On July 21, 1944 she married Thomas Frank Welch in Towanda, Pa. In early years, Pauline was employed by the Northern Pennsylvania Power Co. and was later employed by William Mahoney Accounting and Hinkson Accounting in Towanda for 31 years. Pauline was a member of the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church. Her joy in life was her home and family. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia W. Hoover and Kenny Hoover of Towanda; sons and daughters-in-law William Frank Welch and Judith Welch of Wysox, George L. Welch and Elaine Welch of Ulster and Kenneth L. Welch of Sayre, Pa.; grandchildren William Welch Jr., Misty Coolbaugh, Travis Kitchen, Teri Kitchen, Deanna Root, Kenneth Welch Jr., Devon Welch and Matthew Welch; a great grandson, Adriel Munoz; her sister-in-law, Bertha Gast of Williamsport, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by: her husband of 62 years, Thomas Frank Welch on Sept. 30, 2006, her father, Sherman McNeal in 1958, her mother Teresa Derby McNeal in 1990, a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa Kitchen and Alfred Kitchen, a granddaughter, Andrea Root, a brother and sister-in-law Wally and Francine McNeal, and sister and brother-in-law, Lena and Ivan Porter.  The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 and from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the funeral home.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.   The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the March of Dimes, Northeast Pennsylvania Division, 1534 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-7005 in memory of Pauline M. Welch.    Towanda Daily Review - November 18, 2011

 

McNEAL Richard G. McNeal Sr.

71, of Madigan Road, Towanda, (Burlington Twp.) Pa. died Sunday morning, Sept. 18, 2011 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Twp., Pa.  Richard was born at West Auburn, Pa. on April 20, 1940 the son of the late Archie and Lillian Groover McNeal. He was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1958 and in early years was employed by Rex Morgan's Garage in LeRaysville, Perry Chevrolet and Ferrario Chevrolet dealerships in Wysox and Trabucco Chevrolet in Owego. He was later employed by IBM in Endicott, N.Y. for 15 years until his retirement. Richard enjoyed race cars and was a member of the Last Minute Racing Team. He loved working on motors, race cars, tractors and hunting with his friend Al Rosenberger.  Surviving are his sons, Richard G. McNeal Jr. of Towanda, Pa., Victor McNeal and his wife, Carol Sue McNeal of Troy, Pa.; two Grandchildren, Richard G. McNeal III. of Towanda, Pa. and Victoria McNeal of Troy, Pa.; four great granddaughters, Emilyn, Savhanna, Natasha and Serena, Sister, Shirley Slater of Owego, N.Y.; brother-in-law, Rodney Lamphere of New Albany, Pa.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Leona M. McNeal on Jan. 4, 2010 and by a son, Eric McNeal.  Richard's family expresses their deepest appreciation to Meg and the staff at the Bradford County Manor for their loving care and concern.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Sandy Brant, pastor of the Ulster United Methodist Church officiating.  The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be private in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. at a later date.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may directed to the Bradford County Manor Activities Department, 15900 Route 6, Troy, PA 16947 or to a charity or organization of one's choice in Richard G. McNeal Sr's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – September 20, 2011

 

MC NEAL  Wesley C. MC NEAL of 38 Watts St., Towanda, died Monday, October 3, 1988 at the Robert Packer Hospital, after an extended illness.  He was born in Burlington, PA, the son of Herman and Anna DIBBLE MC NEAL.  He attended schools at Luther's Mills and after served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Towanda.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War 11 in the 143rd Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, where he served in Normandy, northern France and the Rhineland.  He served in the Korean War in Company B. 185 Engineers C Battalion, which was called the Golden Dragons.  After his service, he worked at the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens a machinist for 28 years, retiring in 1986.  He was the widower of Marion MC NEAL, who died July 6, 1988.  Mr. MC NEAL was a member of the LeRaysville Rod and Gun Club.  He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Gail MC NEAL of Towanda RR#1; a sister Mrs. Robert (Mildred) BEEMAN of Luthers MIlls; a brother, Floyd MC NEAL of Towanda; three grandsons,  Donald Jr., Michael, and Steven, all of Towanda RR#1; a mother-in-law, Frances HOWARD of Towanda; and several nieces and nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by twin brother, Bill; brothers Herbert, Herman, Raymond, Richard, Leon and Ralph; and two sisters, Edith and Mertie.  He has been moved to the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 Main St., Athens.  Private services will be held Thursday, with the Rev. Horace B. KING of the Waverly United Methodust Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park Cemetery, Luther MIlls.  Full military honors will be accorded by the Skiff Bowers American Legion Post # 1536.  Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 515 South Main Street, Athens, 18810.

McNETT –MARIAN E. PARK, 88, formerly of Page Manor, Athens, died Friday, May 1, 1998.  Born in Leolyn, Pa. the daughter of William and Catherine McNeal McNett, she graduated from Canton High School in 1928.  She worked for Kellogg and Kellogg Caterers for 25 years.  She attended the Calvary Baptist Church, Athens.  She was a former member of the Grover Church of Christ’s disciples.  She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, William and Donna Park of Beverly Hills, Fla., and Ronald and Phyllis Park of Athens RR 2; a son, Kenneth Park of Nashville, Tenn.; her daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Theodore and Alfred Segar of Lewis Street, Sayre; a son-in-law, Charles Hack; 24 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her husband, Ronald, in 1985; and a great grandson, Donald Eiklor, in 1987.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be at the Lowery Funeral Home Tuesday at 10 a.m. with her grandson, the Rev. Steven Park, pastor of the Faith Bible Church in Little Genesee, N.Y. officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church, 701 W. Pine St., Athens, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MARVIN EDGAR ‘ED’ McNETT, 78, formerly of Roaring Branch, RR 1, died at the Leader Nursing and Rehabilitation Center South, Williamsport, January 4, 1995.  He was porn April 4, 1916 in Williamsport, the son of the late Morris E. and Daisy (Bates) McNett.  Ed, as he was known, to his family and friends, served with the CCC Camps and attended Roaring Branch United Methodist Church; was previously employed by J.P. Ward Foundry in Blossburg.  Surviving is a son and daughter-in-law, Edward R. (Skeet) and Sharon McNett, Blossburg; daughter, JoAnn Johnston, Rockwood, MI; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Ray Eck, Williamsport, Daisy and Daniel Wright, Granville and Kay and Kenneth Collister, Roaring Branch; a granddaughter whom they raised, Bonnie Yaggie, San Diego, CA from the daughter of the late Phyllis Kelley, who predeceased her parents in death in  1960; a sister, Vivian Matthews, Canton; 26 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  Mr. McNett was also predeceased by his wife, Marcella (Ingerick) McNett; two sisters, Sylvania Spencer and Margaret Wells and by his stepmother Laura McNett.  A private memorial service was held at the convenience of the family.  The family suggests contributions in Mr. McNett’s memory be made to the Ralston Ambulance Association, PO Box 1, Ralston, PA or the Roaring Branch United Methodist Church, Roaring Branch, PA.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.  (Buried Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.)

McNETT - On the morning of Tuesday, April 22, 2008, Vivien Helen (McNett) Matthews died quietly at her Union Township residence. She was 87 years of age. Born in Leolyn, Tioga County on April 20, 1921, she was the daughter of Morris and Daisy (Bates) McNett. As a young woman, Vivien happened to meet a man named Cleon Matthews picking apples in Landon's orchards. A courtship soon blossomed, and the two were wed in 1943. Together they raised two sons and two daughters and shared 29 years before Cleon's passing in 1972. Vivien worked for 28 years at the Canton High School cafeteria, retiring as cafeteria manager in 1990. During the summer months she employed her culinary skills as a cook at Nordmont Camp. She was a member of the Newelltown Methodist Church, and later at the North Union Christian Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher. Vivien was very devoted to her family, always enjoying their company and knitting afghans for them. Her generosity was displayed in her community as well, as she often crocheted mittens for the little children at Head Start. Vivien is survived by: her sons, Larry Matthews, and Thomas and Sandy Matthews, all of Coquille, Ore.; daughters, Elaine Ritchie of Canton and Maxine (Alan) Styers of Cogan Station; as well as 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren (with one more on the way), and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, her stepmother, brother Marvin McNett and sisters Margaret Wells and Sylvina Spencer. In accordance with her expressed wishes there will be no calling hour or services. A private internment will take place in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be directed to the North Union Christian Church, in care of 353 Soper Hill Road, Canton, Pa. 17724. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. - Towanda Daily Review, 23 April 2008

MCQUIRE –ELLEN MCGUIRE HENRY, 85, of 38 Lillian Drive, Mountain Top, PA died Monday morning at the Davis Nursing Home, Mountain Top, where she had been a guest for the last two months. Born in Towanda December 30, 1903, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Fox McGuire. She was a member of St. Jude’s Roman Catholic Church, Mountain Top and its altar and rosary society and was a former member of the Rice Township Fire Company Ladies’ Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband Edwin F. Henry in 1976. She is survived by one daughter, Teresa Siegel and one son, James E. Henry, both of Mountain Top; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private funeral services will be held at the Graham-McCune Funeral Home, 80 South Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Jude’s Roman Catholic Church. There will be no calling hours. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. –Towanda Daily Review

HAROLD E. McWATERS, 81, Sayre, died February 12, 1997, at Robert Packer Hospital.  Born April 5, 1915, in Dryden, NY, he was the son of the late William and Effie Sager McWaters.  Mr. McWaters was employed by Stroehmann’s Bakery, retiring as a sanitation engineer.  He attended the North Waverly Chapel.  Surviving are his wife, the former Leatha Traver, whom he married on December 13, 1940; three daughters and sons-in-law, Clarence and Barbara Randall, Canton, Jim and Beverly Orshall, Sayre, and Donald and Donna Blake, Apalachin, NY; one son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Jack and Sharon McWaters, Columbia, MD; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; on sister, Mildred Alteri, South Waverly.  He was predeceased by one grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  He was predeceased by one grandchild and one great-grandchild.  The funeral and committal services were held at the Allgeier and Blauvelt Funeral Home, Sayre, February 14, with the rev. William Wells, officiating.  Burial was in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Memorials may be sent to the Sayre Ambulance Corps of the Sayre Library.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

MELODY Charles H.
Age 85 formerly of Millport, NY died on Friday November 16, 2007 at Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY. Charles was born January 30, 1921 in Wilkes Barre, PA the son of the late Frank and Rose Mock Melody. He was a retired employee of Bendix/Facet Enterprises in Elmira Heights, NY. Mr. Melody was pre-deceased by his wife Alberta in 1990 and by his sisters Ethel Koprowski and Rose Swistak. Charlie is survived by his son: Allen Melody; sisters Frances McGuire, Isabel Naumowitz, Mildred Rogers, and Barbara Dionne; brother: Emory James Melody; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mr. Melody's Funeral Services on Tuesday November 20, 2007 at 10 AM at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Interment in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luther Mills, PA.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/18/2007.

MERRILL Emma E. Wiles, 80, Athens
12/13/2001 Towanda Daily Review
Emma E. Wiles, 80, of Athens RR 1 died at the Robert Packer Hospital, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, following a brief illness. Born Nov. 15, 1921, in Litchfield Township, the daughter of Alfred R. and Helen A. Lewis Merrill, she was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Athens. She graduated from the Athens High School class of 1941 and just celebrated her 60-year reunion.  She worked for a number of years for J.J. Newberry's in Sayre and enjoyed gardening, fishing and camping. A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, she was the nucleus of a very close-knit family who placed the needs of others before her own. She will be sincerely missed by all who ever knew her. She previously was a member of the North Ghent United Methodist Church and a member of the women's WCTU of the church. She also was a former member of the Diahoga Grange. She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Robin Renee Kelly; a sister, Eunice L. Campbell; and a brother, George Merrill. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Howard L. Wiles, at home; her children and their spouses; Doris and Tom Greer of Newark, Del., M. Louise and Norm Haskell of Jordanville, N.Y., Richard and Bobbie Wiles of Moyock, N.C., Arlene and Donald Farmer of Demorest, Ga., Patricia and Raymond Middaugh of Owego, N.Y., Gary Wiles of Sayre, Kenneth and Susan Wiles of Plant City, Fla., Ronald and Theresa Wiles of Athens, Deborah and Jay Barnhart of Harrisburg, Pa., and Clifford and Marilyn Wiles of Mansfield, Pa.; 34 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Marjorie Merrill of Litchfield; and a sister-in-law, Jane Merrill of Litchfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will be held at the Calvary Baptist Church, Athens, at 10 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Paul Barrett officiating, Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Memorial donations may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church, 701 W. Pine St., Athens, Pa. 18810, or the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa. 17701.

REXFORD L. MERRITT, age 79 of Troy, PA, died on May 23, 1999.  He was born in Granville Summit, PA on October 17, 1919, a son of the late Mark M. and Bessie (Kittle) Merritt.  He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Troy, PA.  Rexford served in the Army Air Corps during WW II completing approximately 26 missions as a tail gunner.  He was a member of the Troy V.F.W. Post #8675.  In his earlier years, he was an avid outdoorsman.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing along with playing golf.  Rexford also played for various baseball teams in Troy area and coached as well as played for an Elmira area summer baseball team.  Rexford is survived by a daughter, Laurianne (Theodore) Clark of Elmira, NY; sons; Edward (Francine) Michaels of Tarentum, PA, Kenneth (Judy) Michaels of Pine City, NY; grandchildren, Todd Michaels of Bonita Springs, FL, Michael (Trish) Clark of Horseheads, NY, James (Shirley) Clark of Rixford, PA, Paul (Maggie) Clark of San Antonio, TX, Carol Clark of Delafield Wisconsin, Kim (Simon) Charles of Sandy Hook, Connecticut, Kelly Michaels of Denver, Colorado; sisters, Mildred Slingerland of Troy, PA, Ruth (Harry) Steele of Sayre, PA, Ellen Judson; and special friend Artie Holdren, both of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; brothers, Merle (Ruth) Merritt of Athens, PA, Ed (Judie) Merritt of Chattanooga, TN; several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he is also predeceased by his wife, Marion (Savage) Merritt; son, Rexford Merritt, Jr.; sisters, Benita Becker, Dorna Patterson; brothers, James Merritt, Sr., and Miles Merritt.  Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, PA on Tuesday, May 25, 1999 from 6 to 8 p.m.  A prayer vigil for Rexford will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 25, 19999 at 5:45 p.m.  Funeral service will be held at the funeral home Wednesday, May 26, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. with his pastor, the Very Reverend Bert S. Kozen, officiating.  Full military honors will be accorded by the Troy V.F.W. Post 8675 at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Catholic Church, 24 North Washington Street, Canton, PA or to South Side Booster Club, Southside High School, Elmira, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

Rexford L. MERRITT, age 79, of Troy, PA died on May 23, 1999.  He was born in Granville Summit, PA, the son of the late Mark M. and Bessie (Kittle) Merritt.  He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Troy.  Rexford served in the Army air Corps during World War II, completing approximately 36 missions as a tail gunner.  He was a member of the Troy VFW Post #8675.  Rexford played for various baseball teams in the Troy area and coached as well as played for an Elmira area summer baseball team.  Rexford is survived by a daughter, Laurianne (Theodore) Clark of Elmira, NY; sons, Edward (Francine) Michaels of Tarentum, PA, Kenneth (Judy) Michaels of Pine City, NY; grandchildren, Todd Michaels of Bonita Springs, FL, Michael (Trish) Clark of Horseheads, NY, James (Shirley) Clark of Rixford, PA, Paul (Margie) Clark of San Antonio, TX, Carol Clark of Delafield, WI, Kim (Simon) Charles of Sandy Hook, CT, Kelly Michaels of Denver, CO; sisters, Mildred Slingerland of Troy, PA, Ruth (Harry) Steele of Sayre, PA, Ellen Judson and special friend, Artie Holdren, both of Columbia Cross Rds.; brothers, Merle (Ruth) Merritt of Athens, PA, Ed (Julie) Merritt of Chattanooga, TN; several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, he is predeceased by his wife Marion (Savage) Merritt; a son, Rexford Merritt Jr.; sisters, Benita Becker and Dorna Patterson; brothers, James Merritt Sr. and Miles Merritt.   The funeral service was held May 26 (1 pm) at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Very Rev. Bert S. Kozen officiating and with full military honors accorded by Troy VFW Post 8675 at the funeral home.  Interment was to be in Bradford County memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Catholic Church, 24 N. Washington St., Canton, PA 17724 or to Southside Booster Club, Southside High school, Elmira, NY 14904.  Troy Gazette Register
 

Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\cemline.gif
Published On Tri-Counties Site On 25 MAR 2006
By Joyce M. Tice
Email: Joyce M. Tice

You are the visitor since the counter was installed on 25 MAR 2006

Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\histmlo2.jpg