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

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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

 

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

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

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


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



NASH - EVELYN L. COOK
Age 75, Saturday, June 1, 1985, of RD 2, Mansfield, Pa in Baltimore, Md. She was born in Elmira, N.Y. November 27, 1909, the daughter of Everett R. and Anna Mason Nash. Friends may call Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. The funeral will be held there, Wednesday at 1 p.m, the Rev. Edwin Green and the Rev. Stephen Miller will officiate. Burial in Bradford County Memorial Park. She is survived by her husband Ford J. Cook; daughter, Mrs. Richard (Margaret) Cox of Mansfield, Pa.; sister and brother-in-law Ruth and Paul Sterling of Gillett, Pa.; 3 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 1 son, Harold L. in 1953. She was a member of the Independent Baptist Church of Roseville, Pa. She was a dietician’s assistant.

NEILEY-MARJORIE NEILEY HULSLANDER
JOHN EDGAR HULSLANDER, 69, and MARJORIE NEILEY HULSLANDER, 65, well-known residents of West Burlington, Troy RR 3, died early Wednesday morning, April 2, 2003, when a fire consumed their home. Marjorie and John are survived by: their children, Thomas Hulslander and his wife, Linda Hulslander, of Tunkhannock, Pa.; Cindy Hulslander Loss and her husband, Steve Loss, of RR 2, Nicholson, Pa.; and Timothy Hulslander of Towanda RR 3; as well as their grandchildren, Kevin, John Thomas, Shane, Ashley, Erin, Mike and Conner. Marjorie was born March 8, 1938, in Sayre, a daughter of the late R. Alfred Neiley and Catherine Brennan Neiley. She was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1956, and was a former Pennsylvania state laurel queen candidate representing Towanda. On June 14, 1957, she married John Edgar Hulslander at Christ Episcopal Church in Towanda.  In early years, Marjorie was employed as a secretary for the GLF in Towanda. She later was employed by the Valley Stock Yards in Athens and served as tax collector for West Burlington Township for 16 years. Marjorie also served as Bradford County auditor for many years until her retirement.  She was an active member and past president of the Bradford County Republican Women and was a delegate to the Pennsylvania State Republican Women. Marjorie was a member of the Troy Fire Department Auxiliary Station No. 2 and worked as a volunteer for the Towanda Elks Lodge.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and friends and traveling. Marjorie provided loving care for her father-in-law, Alfred A. Hulslander, for many years. Marjorie is also survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Lois Neiley of Bangor, Pa., and Robert and Mary Neiley of Standing Stone; a sister-in-law, Edith Hulslander of Lakeland, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. John was born May 6, 1933, in Burlington, a son of the late Alfred A. Hulslander and Esther Weed Hulslander.  John was a graduate of Troy High School, Class of 1951.  On June 14, 1957, he married the former Marjorie Neiley at Christ Episcopal Church, in Towanda. John worked on the Hulslander family farm his entire life and also served as a West Burlington Township supervisor for many years. He was a member of the Troy Fire Department and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda, and was a former director of the Troy Agway.  John loved sports, especially softball, as in earlier years he played on two softball teams. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Penn State fan. John enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and friends, hunting, the outdoors and animals. In addition to his children and grandchildren, he is also survived by his sister, Edith Hulslander of Lakeland, Fla.; a brother-in-law, Richard Morrell of Pine City, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Anna Mary Hulslander of Columbia Cross Roads; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, James and Lois Neiley of Bangor, Pa., and Robert and Mary Neiley of Standing Stone; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by two brothers, George Hulslander and Alfred W. Hulslander Jr., and two sisters, Frances Morrell and Adelaide Pierce The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191 will hold a memorial service Friday evening at 6:45 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral and committal service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Main Street, Towanda, with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, a nephew of John and Marjorie, officiating. Interment will be private in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Friends who desire may direct memorial contributions in memory of Marjorie to the Troy Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary Station No. 2 in care of Lori Tice, RR 1, Granville Summit, Pa. 16926.  Friends who desire may direct memorial contributions in memory of John to the Troy Fire Department for Station No. 2 in care of Jake Wrisley, RR 3, Box 352, Troy, Pa. 16947. Contributed by Carol Brotzman.

NELSON NEILEY, 95, well-known resident of Lake Wesauking Road, Wysox, Pa., died Wednesday morning, Feb. 11, 1998 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Born April 10, 1902 in Asylum Twp., Pa. he was a son of the late Jerome B. and Jennie Stevens Neiley.  Nelson attended Towanda High School and in early years was employed as a locomotive crane operator for the railroad in New Jersey.  On May 24, 1924, he married the former Evelyn Griffis at Sugar Run, Pa.  He was later employed as a heavy equipment operator for the Yost Construction Company of Pittsburgh, Pa. and by the Pennsylvania State Department of Highways.  Nelson was involved in heavy equipment construction for most of his life.  He owned and operated his own construction company in the Wysox area for many years and also owned the first belt loader in the area.  Following his retirement from construction, he worked in the weigh station of the Wysox Sand and Gravel Co.  Mr. Neiley was a noted builder, having participated through the years in many community construction projects which include the Wysox Fire Hall Pavilion and the Wysox Post Office.  Mr. and Mrs. Neiley also purchased and renovated several area homes through their years together.  Mr. Neiley was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church and was a 71-year member of Wysox IOOF Lodge No. 1151 where he was a Past Noble Grand and Delegate to Grand Lodge.  He was a Charter-Life Member and Past President of the Towanda Rod and Gun Club and a member of the Wysox Fire Dept.  Surviving are his wife of 73 years, Evelyn Griffis Neiley at home; his daughter-in-law and her husband, Doris and Edson Howell of Watkins Glen, N.Y.; his granddaughter and her husband, Glenna and Saul Traiger of Los Angeles, Calif.; his great-granddaughter, Sarah Traiger and Great-grandson, David Traiger, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; two sisters, Ruth Neiley of the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Amelia Dunbar of Rochester, N.Y.; a brother and sister-in-law, Lincoln and Nina Neiley of Saco; two sisters-in-law, Katherine Neiley of French Asylum, Harriet Neiley of Athens; several nieces, nephews and cousins and many friends.  He was preceded in death by his son, Malcolm in 1958; a sister, Rachel Neiley and four brothers, R. Alfred Neiley, Stephen R. Neiley Sr., David Neiley and Jerome B. Neiley Jr.  The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  Wysox IOOF Lodge No. 1152 will hold a memorial service Friday evening at 7 at the funeral home.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Robert W. Martin, pastor of the Standing Stone Vesper Church officiating.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the charity or organization of one’s choice in Nelson Neiley’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

NEILEY –PATRICIA NEILEY STEPHENSON, 69, widow of Kenneth D. “Denny” Stephenson and well-known Towanda resident of 7 Mix Ave., died early Wednesday morning, April 2, 2003.  Patricia was visiting the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Marjorie and John Hulslander, in West Burlington, when a fire consumed the residence claiming the lives of Patricia, Marjorie and John.  Born April 13, 1933, in Sayre, she was a daughter of the late R. Alfred Neiley and Catherine Brennan Neiley, Patricia was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1951, and was a former Pennsylvania state laurel queen candidate, representing Towanda.  On June 21, 1952, Patricia married Kenneth D. Stephenson at Christ Episcopal Church in Towanda.  She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 50 years on March 16, 2002.  In early years, Patricia was employed by the A&P Market in Towanda.  She was later employed by the District Magistrate’s Office in Towanda by former Magistrates James Cox and James Powell for many years until her retirement.  Patricia was a member of the Towanda Area Senior Citizens and enjoyed volunteer work for the Towanda Elks Lodge.  She loved to care for her home and family, cooking, antiques and walking.  Surviving are two sons, Joseph K. and Candy Stepehenson of Towanda and Jack W. Stephenson and Deanna Bogaczyk of Towanda; brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Lis Neiley of Bangor, Pa., and Robert and Mary Neiley of Standing Stone; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gordon and Sandra Stephenson of Towanda; Two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Stephenson of Towanda and Kay Stephenson of Rome; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, April 5, 2003, at 10 a.m . at the First United Methodist Church, Main Street, Towanda, with the Rev. Allen Hulslander pastor, officiating.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.

RACHEL NEILEY, 98, of Wysox RR 2, Standing Stone Township died Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 1, 1993 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Nov. 23, 1895 in Asylum Township, Pa. she was a daughter of the late J. B. and Jennie Stevens Neiley.  Rachel was a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College and a graduate of the Fanny Farmer Cooking School in Boston, Mass.  Miss Neiley taught school in Canton and Elmira, N.Y. and in later years in Sayre until her retirement.  Rachel was a member of the former Standing Stone Universalist Church, the Pa. Retired Teachers Association and National Chapter of AARP.  She was a charter member of Wysox Rebekah Lodge No. 443 and the Lt. Asa Stevens Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.  Surviving are: two sisters, Ruth Neiley of Troy and Amelia Dunbar of Rochester, N.Y.; a brother, Alfred Neiley of Macedonia; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lincoln and Nina Neiley of Saco and Nelson and Evelyn Neiley of Wysox; two sisters-in-law; Katherine Neiley of French Asylum and Harriet Neiley of Athens; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A private family memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 4, 1993 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Robert W. Martin officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  There are no calling hours.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be directed to the Standing Stone Vesper Church in care of Violet Pardoe, RR 2, Box 43, Wysox, Pa. in Rachel Neiley’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifNEILEY, RUTH, 103, formerly of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda, died Sunday evening Feb. 25, 2001 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born April 2, 1897 in Durell, she was a daughter of the late Jerome B. and Jennie Stevens Neiley of Durell.  Ruth was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1915 and the Cronk Business School.  She was employed for many years as a private secretary for the Shell Oil Company in Denver, Colo.  Following her retirement she returned to Bradford County to make her home.  Ruth was a member of the former Standing Stone Universalist Church.  Surviving are a sister, Amelia Dunbar of Rochester, N.Y.; brother and sister-in-law, Lincoln “Line” and Nina Neiley of Saco, Towanda; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Neiley of Towanda, Harriet Neiley of Athens; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by five brothers, David, Steven Sr., R. Alfred, Nelson Neiley, and Jerome B. Neiley Jr.; by a sister, Rachel Neiley.  The funeral and committal service will be held Thursday March 1, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Robert Martin pastor of the Standing Stone Vesper Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford Co. Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Thursday afternoon at the funeral home.

R. Alfred NEILEY, 98, of Durell, Asylum Township, Towanda RR 2, died Wednesday afternoon, March 26, 1997, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born Nov. 14, 1898, in Asylum Township, he was a son of the late Jerome B. and Jennie Stevens Neiley.  Alfred attended school in Durell and at the SCI in Towanda. At the end of World War I, he was employed in the manufacturing of airplane engines in Hornell, NY. He was later employed for a time loading barges from railway cars in Perth Amboy, NJ.  On Jan. 24, 1923, he married the former Catharine Agnes Brennan at SS. Peter and Paul Church, in Towanda, and subsequently moved to Standing Stone, where they made their home and also owned and operated their general store for 17 years.  Mr. Neiley also drove school bus in the Standing Stone area for several years and was employed by the Ingersoll Rand in Athens.  In 1938, Alfred and Catherine purchased Alfred’s parents’ farm in Durell, which they operated for many years.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine, on June 20, 1980.  After discontinuing dairy farming Alfred continued to raise cattle until he was age 87.  Mr. Neiley enjoyed the outdoors hunting, fishing and planting evergreen and hardwood trees.  In early years, he was active in area politics and was a charter member of the Asylum Grange.  Surviving are: two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Kenneth Stephenson of Towanda and Marjorie and John Hulslander of West Burlington; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert A. and Mary Neiley of Standing Stone and James A. and Lois Neiley of Bangor, PA; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Neiley of Towanda and Amelia Dunbar of Rochester, NY; two brothers and sisters-in-laws, Nelson and Evelyn Neiley of Saco; two sisters-in-law, Katherine Neiley of French Asylum and Harriet Neiley of Athens; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Rachel Neiley and by three brothers, Stephen R. Neiley and by three brothers, Stephen R. Neiley Sr., David Neiley and Jerome B. Neiley Jr.  The funeral services were held on March 28 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the  Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the First united Methodist Church.  Interment was at the Bradford County memorial Park, Luthers Mills.

NESBITT –FORENCE E. SHAFFER, 77, widow of George W. Shaffer of Towanda RD 5 (Shores Hill) passed away Thursday Afternoon, November 20, 1986 at the home of Clara McNeal of Rome, where she had been living since July. She was born September 4, 1909 in Rummerfield, a daughter of Lewis and Cora Swackhammer Nesbitt. Florence was employed for years at the Burlington Silk Mill, then at W.T. Grant Store in Towanda until her retirement. For years she regularly attended the Union Corners United Methodist Church and the Wysox Presbyterian Church until she had to give up driving in 1983. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John and Patricia H. Shaffer of Towanda; three daughters and sons-in-law; Gail and John VanDeMark of Wyalusing; Ann and Avery Moore of Wysox; Sheila and Robert Crosett of Towanda; grandchildren; Tammy, Linda and Christina Shaffer; Alan, Eileen and Kathy VanDeMark; Mrs. Mark (Candace) Parks; and Karina Moore; four sisters: Mrs. Edna Bagley, Towanda, Mrs. Howard (Mary) Kisner, Montoursville, Mrs. Marjorie Barnes, Wysox: Mrs. Gertrude Kelly of Monterey, Cal.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Esther Piffer, Wysox and nieces and nephews. Florence was predeceased by her husband, George W. Shaffer on Nov. 26, 1957 and by a brother Ching Nesbitt and a sister, Mrs. Dora O’Neill. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Avenue, Towanda with Rev. Michael D. Hughes officiating. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Sunday 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to Northeast Bradford Student Loan Association in care of Alice Sampson, P.O. Box 62, Rome, PA or the Wyalusing Valley Student Loan Association in care of Seth Johnson, Wyalusing RD 1 in Mrs. Shaffer’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

RAYMOND J. NEUBERT, 75 of Towanda, Pa., died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005 at Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Township, Pa., after several years of declining health.  Born July 17, 1930 in Hilltown, Pa., he was the son of the late John and Elizabeth O'Pat Neubert.  On Feb. 9, 1952, he married the former Mildred "Millie" Schmidt.  In earlier years, Raymond owned and operated a dairy farm and Wayne Feeds in Quakertown, Pa. He came to the Towanda area to establish the Robert A. Reichard Fertilizer Plant in Towanda in 1964. Later he became employed by A. O. Smith Harvestore based in Bradford County. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and repairing antiques.  Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Mildred "Millie" Neubert, at home; his daughters, Sandra Roof and her husband Thomas roof of Liberty Corners, Pa.; Cynthia Wilcox and her husband Gary Wilcox of Liberty Corners, Pa.; his son, Raymond L. Neubert of Liberty Corner, Pa.; his grandsons, Wylie, Tyler and Ryan Roof, and Zane Neubert, sisters, Elizabeth Bauder and her husband Robert Bauder of Coopersburg, Pa., and Caroline Hull and her husband, James Hull of Sellersville, Pa.; brothers, Russell Neubert of Sellersville, Pa. and Thomas Neubert of Phoenixville, Pa.; several aunts and several sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his brothers, John Neubert, Robert Neubert and Ronald Neubert.  The funeral and committal service will be held Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Donn Hauser of the Independent Baptist Church, Towanda, officiating.  The family will receive friends Saturday from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at a later date in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of organizations of one's choice n Raymond J. Neubert's memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

NEWELL –BETTY JANE NEWELL NORTHRUP, 45, of 414 William St., Towanda died late Thursday evening April 23, 1987 at the Bradford County Manor. She had been a guest there since April 15, 1987 after an extended illness. Born June 26, 1941 in Afton, NY, she was a daughter of the late Homer Newell and Florence VanTassel Newell. Betty Jane attended the Afton High School. She was employed by the MacArthur Elementary School in Binghamton and was later a bar maid for various taverns in Towanda. She was affiliated with the Towanda Independent Baptist Church. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Harol and Lori Newell of Binghamton; a daughter and son-in-law, Florence and Duane Coleman of Towanda; a very close friend, Charles Fullmer of Towanda; her mother, Mrs. Florence Newell of Binghamton; a sister, Mrs. Donald (Jeanette) Collins of Binghamton; three brothers, Kenneth Lilquist of Friendsville, PA; Ernest Newell of Moravia, NY and Homer Newell of Binghamton; four grandchildren, Tosha Webb, Brendie Webb, Kristina Newell and Christina Burrell. Nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive. The funeral and committal services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Darris M. Hauser officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 o’clock this evening. –Towanda Daily Review

NEWMAN –AVA M. PITCHER, 78, a lifelong resident of Warren Center, died suddenly at her home on Tuesday, July 2, 1991.  Born Aug. 26, 1912, in Warren Center, she was a daughter of Nathan and Susie (Chaffee) Newman.  She was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd W. Pitcher, in 1979.  Mrs. Pitcher is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Earl Kuenzli of Warren Center, Joy and Albert Stephens o f Apalachin, and Linda and Jack Duffy of Warren Center; her sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Una Pitcher and Rodney and Margaret Pitcher of Warren Center, and Darrell and Mary Pitcher of Cadis; a brother and sister-in-law, Leigh and Eloise Newman of Warren Center; a sister-in-law, Vida Newman of Sayre; a stepdaughter, Winnie Garritson of Florida; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mrs. Pitcher was a member of the Warren Center Baptist Church.  At her request there will be no visitation.  Private funeral services will  be held at the convenience of the family followed by interment in the Bradford County Memorial Park.  Memorials may be directed to the Warren Center Baptist Church.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols.  –Towanda Daily Review.

Arden Thomas NEWTON
Wyalusing Rocket, Arden Thomas Newton, 58, of Terrytown, PA, Wyalusing RR2, died peacefully on Thursday evening, June 6, 2002 at his home with his loving family at his side. Arden was born Aug. 7, 1943, a son of the late Walter E., Newton, Sr. and Edna Moon Newton in their family farm home in New Era. He grew up on the family farm and took over its operation at an early age. He graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School, a member of the Class of 1961. On Aug. 15, 1964, Arden and the former Margie Irene Russell of Rome were married and began their nearly 38 years of marriage together. Arden operated the family farm until 1975, when he and his wife, Margie purchased the farm that was formerly his Uncle Niles Newton’s along the Susquehanna River at Terrytown. It was there that Arden and his son, Ralph worked together to expand their dairy farm business to its current state. Over the years, Arden wore many hats. He started as an independent trucker who bought and sold hay. He hauled for the Rynveld Wreath Factory, Indian Hill Charcoal Plant and Kintner Equipment Co. He then began substitute school bus driving and later purchased his own school bus, driving for the Wyalusing Area School District for over two decades. He was an avid high school sports fan, following the accomplishments of area students in all sports as he bused various teams and their coaches to athletic events. He co-founded Sharaton Bus Service in 1992, where he enjoyed driving motor coach and meeting new people. Later on, he drove for Martz Bus Co., up until the time of his illness. Arden was a member of the Evergreen Christian Church. In his younger days, he enjoyed bowling and was a member of various leagues at the Mountainside Lanes in Wyalusing. He was also a member of the Wyalusing Odd Fellows. Presently, he served on the Terrytown Township Planning Commission and was a member of the Wyalusing School Bus Drivers’ Association. He is survived by his wife, Margie, at home; his son, Ralph C. Newton and daughter-in-law, Jennifer L. Newton of Wyalusing; his daughter, Renee K. Newton, at home and her special friend, Rob Broschart of Overton; his sister, Arlene Carlton of Staunton, VA; his sister and brother-in-law, Anna and Marvin Ford of Wilmington, DE; a sister-in-law, Jane Newton of Spring Lake; his mother-in-law, Irene Russell of Rome; a brother-in-law and his wife, Rexford and Janet Russell of Rome; a grandchild, Ashlee Victoria Newton and five nieces and 10 nephews. He was predeceased by an infant son; a brother, Walter Edwin Newton, Jr. and a brother-in-law, Raymond Carlton. Funeral services were held on Monday, June 10 at 3 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, One Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with Pastor Michael Dodd and the Rev. Marvin Ford, officiating. Interment was in the Bradford County Memorial Park following the service. Friends called at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Towanda Memorial Hospice, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 or to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701-3945. Contributed by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

 

NEWTON Niles A. Newton Jr.,

77, of 204 N. Main St., Towanda, Pa., died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in North Towanda Township, Pa.  Niles was born Nov. 25, 1932 in Towanda, Pa., a son of the late Niles A. Newton Sr. and Leona Gertrude MAYO Newton. He attended Wyalusing High School and in early years worked on the family farm in Terrytown.  He was formerly employed by Cornell Manufacturing in Laceyville, Farm & Home in Wyalusing and worked for the Carpenters Union Local 532 as a carpenter and millwright for over 30 years until his retirement. Niles formerly served as president of the Carpenters Union.  Niles attended the Independent Baptist Church in Towanda and was a former member of the Big Pond Lions Club. He enjoyed fine wood working projects, hunting and fishing. Most of all he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.  He is survived by: his wife, Judy CARMAN Newton at home; daughters Terry Erb of Monroeton, Pa., Cynthia Newton Ogden and her husband Albert of Towanda, Pa.; step-children: Duane Floyd AINEY and his wife Sheena of Burlington Twp., Pa., Steven Alba Ainey and his wife Suzanne of Virginia, Jenny Lee Jennings and her husband Daniel of West Franklin, Pa.; seven grandchildren: Nilene Erb and her companion Wylie Roof, Erica Erb, Tiffany Erb, Katelin Erb, Annette Kingsley Cuzzolino and her husband George, Sonya Kingsley Lundy and her husband Matt, Sheryl Kingsley Webster and her husband Chadd; five great-grandchildren: Andrew, Nicholas and Joseph Cuzzolino, Jack Lundy and Haileigh Roof; step-grandchildren, Christina, Tanya, Brittany and Matthew Ogden; several additional step-grandchildren and a step-great-grandchild; a brother, David Newton and his wife Lois of Macedonia, Pa.; sisters: Caroline Butts and her husband Milton of Little Mountain, South Carolina, Norma Bennett and her husband Albert of Montrose, Pa., Lois Lowry and her husband Melvin of Jacksonville, Fla., JoAnn Reynolds and her husband DeWitt of Birchardville, Pa.; brothers-in-law: Kenneth Fox of Spring Lake, Pa., and Kerry Carman of Towanda, Pa.; sister-in law and brother-in-law Carol and Gary Crayton of Franklindale, Pa.; sisters-in-law: Ann and Jane Carman of Burlington Twp., Pa., Marylynn Haflett of Mansfield, Pa.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Edna Newton and by a sister, Grace Fox.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 at the Independent Baptist Church, Cherry Street, Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Donn Hauser officiating.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., and also from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Independent Baptist Church.  February 02, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

 

NEWTON Norma Newton Bennett

81, wife of C. Albert Bennett of Montrose, Pa. died Thursday evening Oct. 13, 2011 at the Meadowview Nursing Home in Montrose, Pa. Norma was born in New Albany, Pa. on April 28, 1930 the daughter of Niles A. Newton and Leona Mayo Newton. She was a graduate of Wyalusing High School class of 1948. On Dec. 21, 1948 she married C. Albert Bennett at the Evergreen Christian Church. In early years, Norma was employed by Century Mills Garment Manufacturing and by the McMillan Book Company in New Jersey. She was a former member of the Church of the Open Bible in Riverside, N.J. where she taught Sunday school and served as youth director and was presently a member of the Springville Baptist Church. Norma enjoyed interior decorating, floral arranging, reading biographies, shopping and gardening.  She is survived by her husband of 62 years, C. Albert Bennett; four children: Yvonne Alberti and husband Fred of Langhorne, Pa., Charles "Chuck" Bennett Jr. and wife Diane of Middleburg, Fla., Kathryn Blowers and husband Bruce of Tunkhannock, Pa.and Karen Grossman and husband Geoffrey of Westampton, N.J.; 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren; a brother, David Newton and wife Lois of Wysox, Pa.; sisters Caroline Butts and husband Milton of Little Mountain, S.C., Lois Lowrey and husband Melvin of Jacksonville, Fla. and Joanne Reynolds and husband DeWitt of Montrose, Pa.; a brother-in-law, Kenneth Fox of Wyalusing, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Judy Newton of Towanda, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a grandson, Brian Blowers, a sister, Grace Fox, and a brother, Niles Newton.  The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. with Dr. Roger Rosenau, pastor of the Springville Baptist Church, and her nephew, Pastor Dennis Fox, officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  The family suggests that contributions may be directed to Sacred Heart Hospice, 207 Locust St., Montrose, PA 18801 or to the Springville Baptist Church, 184 Loch Road, Springville, PA 18844 in Norma Newton Bennett's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – October 15, 2011

 

NICHOLS Arlene Jeanette "June" Chapman

Age 83 of Horseheads, NY died on Thursday August 11, 2011. Arlene was born in Sayre, PA on June 21, 1928 the daughter of the late James and Minnie Elizabeth Jones Nichols. She married her husband Glenn R. Chapman on June 25, 1955 and he pre-deceased her on December 15, 2009 after 54 years of marriage. June was a cashier for 35 years at Gerow's Dairy in Horseheads, NY. She was an avid bowler and loved spending time with her family. June was also pre-deceased by her brother Frederick Nichols. Arlene is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: James R. and Peggy Chapman and Jeffrey H. and Patricia Chapman of Horseheads, NY; daughter and son-in-law: Cindy and Cooper Smith of Doylestown, PA; grandchildren: Matthew, Carrie, Geoffrey, Christopher, Terrah, and Rodney; numerous great grandchildren; brother: Howard Nichols of Zephryhills, FL; sister and brother-in-law: Lois and Joseph Melani of Tuscon, AZ; sisters-in-law: Evelyn Nichols of Sayre, PA; Jane Gerould of Burlington, PA; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Tuesday August 16, 2011 from 12 Noon to 2 PM. Graveside Services will be held at 3PM at Bradford County Memorial Park in Towanda, PA with the Rev. Robert Adkins Officiating. In Lieu of Flowers those wishing may remember June through memorials to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830. 

 

NICHOLS ELSIE MAE ROBERTS
Elsie Mae Age 83, a longtime resident of Horseheads, NY, died peacefully Tuesday, February 6, 2007, at Elcor Healthcare Services. Elsie was born on September 13, 1923 in Tunkhannock, PA, and was the daughter of the late Asa and Genevieve (Carey) Nichols. She was the devoted wife to Leon W. Roberts Sr. who predeceased her in 1993 following 52 years of marriage, and loving mother to their two sons. Elsie survived the young loss of Dale G. Roberts in 1956 and the recent loss of Leon W. Roberts Jr. in 2006. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Helen Roberts of Sylvania, PA; two grandchildren, Melissa Baquis and Christopher Roberts; and five great-grandchildren, Kyle, Kelsey, Kameron, Madison and Geoffrey. Elsie is also survived by a sister, Marjorie Williams of Waverly, NY; and a brother, Kenneth Nichols of Horseheads, NY; along with several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. She was devoted to her family and she dearly loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and especially loved to hold all the babies in the family. Through the years Elsie was very close to Kenneth's family. She was a special sister to her "little brother" and a special Aunt to all his kids and grandkids and great-grandkids. Elsie worked for Westinghouse Electric Corp. and had been a member of the Sullivanville Methodist Church. Her favorite time spent was with family and friends, playing cards, puzzles and crafts. Elsie graced the lives of all who knew her. Friends and family may call Sunday, February 11, 2007, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Dan Pickering officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park. The funeral home is working closely with Elsie's niece, Kim Mattson, to complete arrangements. For those unable to attend the services and are wishing to sign the E-guestbook, send condolences, or view memorial blankets or tapestries may do so by visiting www.loweryfuneralhome. com.

NOBLE –LOIS J. NOBLE ISBELL, 69 wife of Clifford V. Isbell of Ulster RR 2, Pa., died early Sunday morning, Feb. 18, 2007, at her home following declining health.  Born Aug. 9, 1937, in Sayre, Pa., she was the only child of the late John A. Noble and T. Elvira Parks Noble.  On Jan. 7, 1956, she married Clifford V. Isbell in Ulster, Pa.  Lois was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda in the wiredrawing and finishing departments for more than 30 years until her retirement.  She was a member of the Saco Hill Christian Church and the Sylvania Women's Club.  Lois loved spending time with her family and friends.  She enjoyed caring for her house plants, flower gardens, refinishing furniture and sewing.  Surviving are: her husband of 51 years, Clifford V. Isbell, at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah K. Ervin and William Ervin, and Becky M. Landmesser and Timothy Landmesser; and four grandchildren, Shane C. Isbell, Jeremy L. Ervin, Isriah J. Landmesser and Keira C. Landmesser, all of Ulster RR 2.  She was predeceased by her son, John V. Isbell, on April 16, 1982, and by a great-granddaughter, Alexis Nichole Ervin-Waters, on Oct. 11, 2002.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Bradford County Memorial Park Cemetery, Luthers Mills, Pa., with Mrs. Janet Wagner officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. There are no calling hours.  The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the Saco Hill Christian Church in care of Mary Isbell, RR 2, Box 63, Ulster, Pa. in Lois J. Isbell's memory.  –Towanda Daily Review 2/19/2007

NORTH –MAUDE EDNA COLE, 89, widow of Earl Edward Cole of Ghent, Sheshequin Township, Ulster RR 1, died Tuesday evening Sept. 28, 2004, at home.  Born March 29, 1915, in Fannettsburg, Pa., Edna was a daughter of the late Frank Stuart and Mary Valenda Hastings North.  She attended Fannettsburg High School in Fannettsburg, Pa.  On May 27, 1935 Edna married Earl Edward Cole in the Waverly Methodist Church in Waverly, N.Y.  She, along with her husband, owned and operated their farm on Ghent Hill for over 60 years.  Edna was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years on Sept. 25, 2003.  She was formerly employed by Knouse foods in Chambersburg, Pa., the Blue Swan in Sayre, Howard Hohnson’s on the Pennsylvania Turnpike at Willow Hill, Sylvania Electric in Towanda, and by the Eclipse in Elmira, N.Y.  Edna loved to take trips “down country” (to the Fannettsburg and Chambersburg area), and to Atlantic City to gamble.  She enjoyed telling jokes and always had a new joke to share with anyone that stopped by.  She is survived by her children, Wealtha Vogel of Smithboro, N.Y.; Barbara Naugle of Chambersburg, Pa.; Hugh Cole and his wife Linda of Ulster; Lucille Folk and her husband Douglas of Rome; her daughter-in-law Carolyn Cole of Sayre; her son-in-law Richard Woods of Nichols, N.Y.  Edna greatly loved her 19 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a son, Stanley E. Cole in 1993; a daughter, Beverly Cole Woods in 2001; a grandson, Edward Eugene Vogel in 1989, twin great-grandsons, Dylan and Derrick Woods in 1993; and a son-in-law, William Naugle in 1991.  Edna was the last of her immediate family.  She was also preceded in death by brothers Robert, Roy, Elmer, Bert and James North; sisters Mary Umbrell, Grace Trexler, Edith North, Lillian North, Elizabeth Fleagle and four infant sisters who died at birth.  The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2004, at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Gordan Farr St., Ulster.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Pastor Dale Bird of the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church officiating.  Interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the charity or organization of one’s choice in Maude Edna Cole’s memory.  –Towanda

NORTHROP Dorothy Louise Northrop Elliott
93, of Liberty Corners died
Saturday evening Oct. 23, 2010 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. Born March 12, 1917 at the family homestead in Marshview, she was the daughter of Leonard Northrop and Cora House Northrop. On April 9, 1935 she married Francis D. Elliott of Liberty Corners where together they farmed and lived until 2008 when Dot went into Skilled Nursing. In 1959 she became employed by Sylvania in Towanda where she remained until her retirement in 1982. Dorothy was very well known and had numerous loving friends. She loved life, her home and farm, flower gardening, cooking, canning, baking, crocheting, family and friends. Though never a mother, she was a "mother" to many throughout her life. Surviving are her "special" children, Gary (Cindy) Wilcox and Debbie (Tim) Tuttle; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and several very special friends. She was a member of the Sylvania Women's Club, the Towanda First United Methodist Church, the Critchlow Friendship Class, and was a former member of the Towanda Garden Club.  Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Francis in 1980; parents, Leonard and Cora Northrop; sisters, Ruth Rathbun, Rachel Chapin and Evelyn Elliott; brothers, Paul Northrop and Myron Northrop.  The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday morning at the funeral home with the Rev. James Hollister, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will follow in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. Memorial contributions may be directed to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 105 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Dot's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, October 26, 2010

DERWIN L. NORTHRUP, 74, of First St., Sayre, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002 at the Bradford County Manor after an extended illness. Born June 23, 1928 in Monroeton, the son of Lewellington and Carrie Benjamin Northrup, he attended school in Monroeton and Towanda.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and Korea. He was a mail carrier for 30 plus years, retiring in 1993. He repaired antique clocks, was an avid gardener and had a greenhouse. He also loved to hunt and fish. Derwin was a former member of the Loyal Order of the Moose #1490 and a member of the N.A.L.C. Union. He was predeceased by his wife, Betty, in May of 1996. He is survived by his children, Timothy and Sandra Northrup of Palm Harbor, Fla. and Joy Ann Cohick of Williamsport, Pa.; his grandchildren, Kaycie Cohick of Williamsport, Jamie Northrup of Sayre and Scott Northrup of Palm Harbor; one great-grandson, Jadyn Northrup of Sayre. He is also survived by his sisters, Irene and Bill Fish of Sayre, Lucille Yardman of Endicott, N.Y.; and brothers, Carl Northrup of RR3 Troy, and Theron and Agnes Northrop of Athens; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends may call Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Memorial Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, Pa. or the American Lung Association, 738 South Main Ave., P.O. Box 95, Scranton, Pa. 18504.  Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  –Towanda Daily Review Sept. 11, 2002.

DERWIN L. NORTHRUP, 74, of First St., Sayre, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002 at the Bradford County Manor after an extended illness.  Born June 23, 1928 in Monroeton, the son of Lewellington and Carrie Benjamin Northrup, he attended school in Monroeton and Towanda.  He served in the U.S Army during World War II and Korea.  He was a mail carrier for 30 plus years, retiring in 1993.  He repaired antique clocks, was an avid gardener and had a greenhouse.  He also loved to hunt and fish.  Derwin was a former member of the Loyal Order of the Moose #1490 and a member of the N.A.L.C. Union.  He was predeceased by his wife, Betty, in May of 1996.  He is survived by his children, Timothy and Sandra Northrup of Palm Harbor, Fla. and Joy Ann Cohick of Williamsport, Pa.; his grandchildren, Kaycie Cohick of Williamsport, Jamie Northrup of Sayre, and Scott Northrup of Palm Harbor; one great-grandson, Jadyn Northrup of Sayre.  He is also survived by his sisters, Irene and Bill fish of Sayre, Lucille Yardman of Endicott, N.Y.; and brothers, Carl Northurp of RR3 Troy, and Theron and Agnes Northrop of Athens; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family and friends may call Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. with rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, Pa. or the American Lung Association, 738 South Main Ave., P.O. Box 95, Scranton, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

NORTHRUP –EMMA NORTHRUP EMORY, 89, of Towanda RR 6, Wysox Township, died Sunday morning, Jan. 23, 2005, at her home.  Born Nov. 5, 1915, in Monroeton, she was a daughter of the late Henry Hamilton Northrup and Susie Bell Isbell Northrup.  Emma attended school in Monroeton and was a graduate of Towanda High School.  Her life encompassed her home and family.  Emma enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, working among her flowers and watching golf on television.  Surviving are her children, Carol Frantz and her husband, Gerald Frantz, of Athens RR 2, Ronald Emory of Towanda RR 6, and Gary Emory and his wife, Shirley Emory, of Cogan Station, Pa.; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Howard Northrup and his wife, Marjorie Northrup, of Athens RR 2 and Herbert Northrup of Monroeton; a sister, Mildred Powell of The Highlands Care Center, LaPorte; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Jess Emory, in 1973; a brother, Charles Northrup; and sisters Ruth Johnson, Eva Wiggins, Anna Lamphere and Betty Northrup.  The funeral and committal service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at 2:30 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald Troup, pastor of the Monroeton United Methodist Church, officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family suggests memorial contributions may be directed to the Wysox Volunteer Emergency Medical Service, P.O. Box 302, Wysox, Pa.  in Emma Northrup Emory’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

NORTHRUP –IOLA NORTHRUP SHAFFER, 81, wife of Clifford Shaffer, 103 Charles St., Towanda died Sunday morning January 28, 1990 at Memroial Hospital in Towanda. Born April 25, 1908 at Kellogg, Monroe Township, she was a daugher of Henry and Dora Benjamin Northrup. She was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1926 and employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill and W.T. Grant Company of Towanda, retiring in 1972. She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda, past grand regent of the Catholic Daughters of America. Iola’s main interest in life was in her home and family. She also enjoyed knitting and was an avid reader. Surviving are her husband, Clifford at home: two sons and daughters-in-law: Paul and Gladys Northrup of Yadkindille, N.C.; John and Diane Shaffer of DeKalb, IL; a daughter and son-in-law; Catherine and Herbert Horton of Athens; four grandchildren: Jane and Michael Shaffer of DeKalb, IL; Matthew and Mark Horton of Athens: a sister, Mrs. Edward (Etta) Sage of Ulster: nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, James (Shag) Shaffer on Feb. 27, 1970. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, 1990 at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda. Interment will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review

PAUL L. NORTHRUP, 87, formerly of the Colonial Terrace, North Towanda, and Marshview, Asylum Township, died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Feb. 8, 1915, at Marshview, Asylum Township, he was a son of the late Leonard A. and Cora House Northrop.  On Oct. 26, 1938, Pal married the former June W. Fish in Monroeton.  He was preceded in death by his wife on April 26, 1997.  Paul owned and operated his dairy farm at Marshview for many years and while farming also operated his trucking business, transporting milk, cattle and coal.  He was formerly employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in Towanda, Towanda Folding Box Co., Terry Township Road Maintenance Department and the Albert Vanderpool Logging Co.  Paul was a former member of the Monroeton IOOF Lodge and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge in Towanda.  He loved the outdoors, working in his garden and fishing with his grandchildren.  Surviving are: two daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Albert Vanderpool and Paulette and Larry Kunkle,  all of Towanda RR 4; grandchildren, Cindy and David Bundle of New Albany RR, Paul and Laurie Vanderpool, Dana and Gary Otis, Deana and Nicholas Hurley, Treena and William Miller III, Kyle and Korrie Kunkle, and Janelle Kunkle, all of Towanda RR 3; great-grandchildren, Jillian and Delaney Vanderpool, Dylan and Dawson Otis, Jamie and Jason Bundle, Mercedes Miller, and Mason and Tanner Kunkle; sisters, Dorothy Elliott of Liberty Corners and Evelyn Elliott of Rome; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by sisters Rachel Chapin and Ruth Proof and by a brother, Myron “Mike” Northrop.  The funeral and committal service will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, Pa. or the Bradford County Division of the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa. in Mr. Northrop’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

NORTHRUP RUTH A. PROOF, 87, formerly of RR 1 Sugar Run and RR 4 Montrose, died suddenly early Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 29, 1995, at the Dar-Way Nursing Home, Forksville.  She was born in Asylum Township, Bradford County, April 20, 1908, the daughter of the late Cora House Northrup and Leonard A. Northrup.  She was a full-time homemaker and devoted mother and grandmother.  Ruth was a member of the East Rush United Methodist Church, East Rush, Pa.  She married William “Nim” Proof on Sept. 1, 1934 and he predeceased her on Aug. 23, 1985.  Ruth is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Richard E. and Darlene Proof of Sterling Heights, Mi.; twin daughters, Lucille Donovan and her husband, Walter of Myersburg and Louise Arnold and friend Dick G. Richards of Montrose RR 4; a granddaughter, Lisa Proof Cluckey of Sterling Heights, Mi.; three great-grandchildren; Bridgitte Cluckey, Nicholas Cluckey and David Merglewski all of Sterling Heights, Mil; a twin sister, Rachel Voorhis Chapin of Stillwater, Pa.; sisters, Dorothy L. Elliott, Towanda RR 4 (Liberty Corners) and Evelyn A. Elliott of Rome; brothers and sisters-in-law, Myron and Pauline Northrup of Towanda RR 4 and Paul and June Northrup of Towanda RR 4 (Marshview); several nieces and nephews and many friends.  Funeral and committal service will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, 1995, at 2:30 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Allen F. Hulslander, pastor of the Towanda First United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral on Saturday.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ruth’s memory may be directed to the East Rush United Methodist Church, c/o Lorraine Hitchcock, RR 4, Montrose, Pa. or to the Charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review.

JOHN B. NORTON, 49, of Sayre RR 1 died Tuesday, July 16, 1991, at the Robert Packer Hospital.  He was born on Oct. 4, 1941, in Corning, the son of Ward and Blanche Belles Norton.  Mr. Norton was employed in the Maintenance department of Sayre Lingerie for eight years.  He enjoyed restoring trucks and motorcycles.  Mr. Norton is survived by his wife, Betty, at home; a daughter, Wanda, at home; his parents, of Sayre RR 2; four brother, Robert of Gillett, Edward and Wayne – both of Sayre, and Perry of Durell; a sister, Mrs. Fred (Carol) Talada of Milan, and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home 225 S. Main St., Athens, on Thursday from 7-9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Charles Waslelewski Sr. of the Talmadge Hill Gospel Church of Waverly officiating.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorials may be directed to an educational trust fund for Mr. Norton’s daughter, in care of C&N Bank, 428 S. Main St., Athens, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

O’DONNELL –LILLIAN M. WILCOX, 73, Canton RD 2 died at the Williamsport Hospital August 2, 1989.  Mrs. Wilcox was born in Laquin on June 27, 1916 a daughter of John Thomas Jerome O’Donnell and Lily Mae Pittenger.  She is survived by her husband to whom she was married for 54 years, Laurence C. Wilcox, Canton RD 2; a daughter, Mrs. Sandra Mead, Jordan, NY; three sons, Thomas J. Wilcox, Roseville; Clarence E. (Wilkie) Wilcox, Breeseport, NY; Laurence C. Wilcox, Jr., Williamsport; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, John O’Donnell of Milan.  She was predeceased by a son, John L. Wilcox in 1982.  Funeral services were held Saturday at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with Rev. Jasper Smith, a retired United Methodist minister officiating.  Burial was at the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, Northeast Chapter, 912 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, PA in Mrs. Wilcox’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

O'KEEFE - Mary J. Savercool, 78, went peacefully to meet the Lord on July 24, 2009.  She was born in Manhatten, N.Y., on Dec. 29, 1930, the daughter of the late Hugh and Mary MCDONNELL O'Keefe. She was the devoted loving mother of 11 children and more than 150 grandchildren.  Surviving are: sons William Savercool and his wife Shirley of Waverly, N.Y., Don Savercool and his wife Mary of Wysox, Pa., Thomas Savercool and his wife Patty of Sayre, Pa., and Patrick Savercool and his wife Dody of Towanda, Pa.; daughters Penny Pruyne of Sayre, Pa., Mary Jane Mathews and her husband Richard of Sayre, Pa., Catherine Kithcart and her husband Richard of Athens, Pa., Maureen Comstock and her husband Charles of Sayre, Pa., and Marcy Savercool and her friend Mike Murdough of Waverly, N.Y.  Mary was preceded in death by: her husband William Savercool in 1972; a daughter, Carolyn Greene, in 1981; and a son, James Savercool, in 2005.  A time for gathering with friends and family will be from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at Pilgrim Holiness Church, 701 S. Wilbur Ave, Sayre, Pa. The celebration of Mary's life will follow the visitation with Rev. Daniel Waterman honoring her memory at 3 p.m.  For several years Mary was a member of the congregation in the Pilgrim Holiness Church where she attended faithfully. Private interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. is helping the family with arrangements.  30 July 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

Clayton H. OLDROYD, age 82, of Austinville, PA, died at the Troy Community Hospital on Tuesday, September 28, 1999.  Mr. Oldroyd was born on June 3, 1917 in Rutland Twp., PA, a son of the late Frank A. and Ella (Holton) Oldroyd.  He was a life long farmer at the Oldroyd family farm and a past member of the Holstein Friesian Association.  In his earlier years he participated in the tractor pulls at the Troy Fair.  Mr. Oldroyd and his wife, Eleanor, were avid square dancers who faithfully attended square dances in Elmira, Whitneyville and Waverly.  He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Eleanor (Balmer) Oldroyd, at home; daughters, Priscilla Jackson-Six of Sayre, PA, Florence (Clarence) Woodard of New Baltimore, MI, Alice (Barthel) Truffa of Aberdeen, MD and Mary (Charles) Dekle of Van Etten, NY; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; several cousins, nieces and nephews.  Mr. Oldroyd is predeceased by brothers, Emerson & Wilbur Oldroyd; grandson, Terry Woodard.  Funeral services were held October 2 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Ivan Mathewson officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorial contributions in Mr. Oldroyd’s name may be directed to the Roseville Baptist.Church, RR 2, Box 1425, Mansfield, PA 16933 or to a charity of one’s choice.  Troy Gazette Register

CLAYTON H. OLDROYD, 82, of Austinville, Pa., went home to be with his Lord very peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at 5:50 p.m. at the Troy Community Hospital.  Mr. Oldroyd was born June 3, 1917, in Rutland Township, Pa., a son of the late Frank A. and Ella (Holton) Oldroyd.  He is survived by his loving wife, Eleanor M. (Balmer) Oldroyd.  The couple celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on June 27, 1999.  He was a lifelong farmer at the Oldroyd family farm and a former member of the Holstein Friesan Association.  Mr. Oldroyd was an avid hunter who enjoyed being outdoors with his friends.  In his earlier years, he participated in the tractor pulls at the Troy Fair.  Mr. Oldroyd and his wife were avid square dancers who faithfully attended square dances in Elmira, Whitneyville and Waverly.  Mr. Oldroyd was devoted to his family and his farm animals.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Priscilla Jackson-Six of Sayre, Pa., Florence (Clarence) Woodard of New Baltimore, Mich., Alice (Barthel) Truffa of Aberdeen, Md., and Mary (Charles) Dekle of Van Etten, N.Y.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several cousins, nieces and nephews.  Mr. Oldroyd was predeceased by his brothers, Emerson and Wilbur Oldroyd and his grandson Terry Woodard.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa., on Friday, Oct. 1, 1999, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Ivan Mathewson officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  Memorial contributions in Mr. Oldroyd’s name may be directed to the Roseville United Methodist Church, RR 2, Box 1425, Mansfield, Pa. or to a charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review.

WILBUR OLDROYD, 75, of Columbia Cross Roads RR3, died Sunday, June 23, 1996 at home.  A life-long resident of Columbia Township, Bradford County, PA, he was the youngest son of Frank A. and Ella Holton Oldroyd.  Mr. Oldroyd was a dairy farmer until 1988 when he retired and moved to Austinville, PA.  He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marjorie (Joralemon) Oldroyd; sons and daughters-in-law, Albert and Kathy Oldroyd of Bloomsburg, PA, Walter and Romaine Oldroyd of Gillett and Stanley and Barbara Oldroyd of Maryland; granddaughter, Heather Oldroyd of Gillett; brother and sister-in-law, Calyton and Eleanor Oldroyd of Columbia Cross Roads RR 3, PA.  He was predeceased by Emerson Oldroyd in 1953.  Private funeral services were held at the Vickery funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Memorials may be directed to the charity of one’s choice.  –Troy Gazette-Register.

 

ONOFRE Christine H. Onofre Soprano

95, widow of Robert J. Soprano, 1101 North Lehigh Ave., Sayre, Pa., passed away Aug. 22, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born Oct. 25, 1917, in Sayre, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary Giannantonio Onofre.  On August 31, 1940, Christine married Robert J. Soprano at the Epiphany Church in Sayre. She was a devoted wife and mother.  Christine enjoyed bingo and playing the lottery and of course, playing penny poker. Christine loved to cook, especially making her spaghetti sauce and meatballs on Sundays. She worked at Label Processing for 25 years until her retirement.  She was a member of the Epiphany Church in Sayre. She also was a social member of Sayre VFW Post No. 1536, and was a past member of the Waverly Loyal Order of the Moose No. 1490 and Sons of Italy Roma Madre Lodge No. 1342, Sayre.  Surviving are her beloved children: daughters, Sandra Soprano of Allentown, Pa., Roberta Soprano and fiancé George Solomon of Sayre, Pa., Paula Marshall and husband William of Melbourne, Fla., Rita Huckle of Waverly, N.Y., and Mary Kerwien and husband Michael of Wilmington, Del.; sons, Robert Jr. and wife, Ann Soprano of Edmonds, Wash., and David Soprano of Waverly, N.Y.; brother and sister-in-law Joseph Onofre and Marilyn Onofre of Winter Springs, Fla.; numerous nieces and nephews; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Soprano was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Robert J. Soprano, on June 8, 1998; two brothers, Peter and Nicholas Onofre; and three sisters, Fanny Onofre Raco, Joan Onofre Brewer, and Tressa Onofre Morris.  At the request of the family, services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one’s favorite charity.  Sayre Morning Times – August 24, 2013     

 

ONOFRE - Tressa M. Onofre Morris, 89, widow of William B. Morris, of 315 Madison St., Sayre, Pa., diedat the home of her daughter, Betty Jo Morris, on Wilawana Rd., Athens Twp., Pa., surrounded by her loving family. Born Nov. 17, 1919 in Sayre, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary Gianntonio Onofre. On April 25, 1942 Tressa married William B. Morris at the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre. The focus of her life was her family. She did everything she possibly could for her daughters. She enjoyed bingo and playing the lottery. She was a member of the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre, Lodge Roma Madre No. 1342, Order Sons of Italy, Sayre, and Skiff-Bower V.F.W. Post No. 1536 Auxiliary, Sayre, and was a member of the former Waverly Moose Auxiliary. Surviving are: her daughters, Patricia Taylor and her husband, Keith Taylor, of Bloomsburg, Pa., Anne Marie Walters of Pensacola, Fla., and Betty Jo Morris of Sayre; her grandchildren, Brady Taylor and his wife, Samantha, Tasha McGraner and her husband, Christopher, and Tonya Walters; a great-granddaughter, Kennedy Taylor; a brother and Sister-in-law, Joseph and Marilyn Onofre of Sayre; sister Christine Soprano of Sayre; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by: her husband of 61 years, William B. Morris, on Sept. 14, 2003; two brothers, Peter and Nicholas Onofre; and two sisters, Fannie Rockie and Joan Brewer. A prayer service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 at 9 a.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, S. Elmer Ave. in Sayre. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Lodge Roma Madre No. 1342 Order Sons of Italy will hold a memorial service Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840, or the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016, in Tressa M. Onofre Morris’s memory. - Sayre Morning Times, January 11, 2009

 

CHARLES S. ORDWAY, of Lyons, NY, formerly of East Smithfield died July 16, 1989 in a V. A. Hospital in Syracuse, NY at the age of 60. He lived in East Smithfield for several years, where he attended school. He then joined the U.S. Navy, receiving a discharge in 1948. After that he helped on his father’s farm. He survived by his wife, Diane of Lyons, NY; three sons, Lee Ordway of Apple Valley, Calif.; Timothy of Geneva, NY and James in Indiana; two daughters, Christine in Geneva, NY and Kathy in Almeda, Calif. His mother, Hazel Ordway (Wetmore) lives in Lyons, NY. His father was the late Marshall Ordway. A sister, Marguerite McKeel, lives in Tiptonville, Tenn. Several nieces and nephews; grandchildren; aunts and uncles also survive. Preceding him in death were his father, Marshall in 1966; two brothers, William M. in April 19, 1976 and Harold James on August 19, 1972 and a brother-in-law, Homer McKeel on March 24, 1989. Interment will be on Wednesday, July 19, 1989 at the Bradford County Memorial Park with full military honors at 3 p.m. The Rev. Lanning will preside. Funeral arrangements were by the Week’s Funeral Home, Lyons, NY. –Towanda Daily Review

O’REILLY –ETHEL ROSE KNOWLES, 95, formerly of West Orange, NJ and Towanda RD 3 died Sunday March 27, 1988 at the Bradford County Manor where she had been a guest for the past five years. Born October 18, 1892 in London, England, she was a daughter of John and Agnes Beckwwith O’Reilly. Mrs. Knowles was employed by L. Bamberger Dept. Store in Newark, NJ for many years and was a resident of West Orange, NJ for 50 years. In 1974 she moved to Towanda RD 3 to make her home with her daughter and son-in-law, Ethel “Polly” and Harry Merrill. She was a member of the Monroeton United Methodist Church. In addition to her daughter and son-in-law, she is survived by a grandson William Merrill of Towanda RD 3 and a granddaughter, Mrs. Robert (Eileen) Beck also of Towanda RD 3; five great-grandchildren; David Howell of Los Angeles, Cal.; Donald and Douglas Howell both of Lake Hopatcong, NJ; Lisa Beck Fischetti of Orlando, Fla. and Amy Lynn Beck of Towanda RD 3. She was preceded in death by her husband William Knowles on January 1, 1942 and by a granddaughter, Mrs. Charles (Barbara) Howell on December 10, 1972. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Bradford County Memorial Park. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. There will be no calling hours. The family request that memorials be directed to the Towanda Public Library in Mrs. Knowles’ memory. –Towanda Daily Review

Ivan T. OSGOOD, 81, of east Troy PA died Wednesday, February 12, 1997 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital.  He was born August 20, 1915 in Seneca Castle, NY to Edwin and Mary (Turner) Osgood.  He was a member of the East Troy United Methodist Church.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Navy in the Pacific Theater.  He was a member of the Troy American Legion Post #8675 and the Troy VFW Post #49.  He was an auctioneer and a retired postal worker.  He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mildred (Peters) Osgood; sons and daughters-in-law, Carl A. and Sue Osgood of Troy, PA and Donald E. and Carol Osgood of Park City, MT; ten grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; sister, Winefred L. Trainor of Beverly, MA; brothers, Kenneth W. Osgood of Zephyrhills, FL: many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his sister, Barbara W. Frankenberg.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on February 15 with the Revs. Donald Raffensperger and Duane Taylor officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park with military honors.  Memorials may be directed to the East Troy United Methodist Church c/o Rev. Donald Raffensperger, RR 3, Troy, PA 16947.

HOWARD C. OSTRANDER, 62, Troy, went home October 15, 2004, at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy.  He was the son of the late Clarence and Bertha (Roupp) Ostrander.  Mr. Ostrander enjoyed the outdoors, camping, snowmobile and hunting.  He also enjoyed the time he spent with the grandchildren.  Surviving are his wife, Martha L. (Tillinghast) Ostrander, with whom he celebrated 40 years of marriage on March 28, 2004; sons, Dale D. Ostrander, Morris Run, PA; Craig E. Ostrander, Troy; daughter, Tina I. Crawford, Sylvania; grandchildren Alexis, Cole, Joshua, Samantha, Amber, Zackery, Damian and Ryan; brothers Harold “Sonny” Ostrander, Canton; Robert Ostrander, Columbia Cross Roads, and Clarence Ostrander, Canton; sisters, Geraldine Welch, Canton, and Linda Brown, Canton; and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral service was held October 18th from the Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., Troy.  Interment was in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  -Canton Independent Sentinel.

KERSTYNE ELIZABETH OSTRANDER, Columbia Cross Roads, PA,, infant daughter of Robert and Melissa Bair Ostrander Jr., died at Robert Packer Hospital, March 20, 1998.  Kerstyne is survived by her parents at home; maternal step-grandmother, Rita Cogswell, Washington, DC, paternal grandfather, Robert Ostrander Sr., Columbia Cross Roads; paternal grandmother, Sue Ayres Bastion, Armenia Mt., Troy, paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. Lanier Ayres, Canton; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Graveside services will be held March 28 at 2 p.m. at Bradford County Memorial Park.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

Kerstyne Elizabeth OSTRANDER of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, infant daughter of Robert and Melissa Bair Ostrander, died at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre Friday, March 20, 1998.  Kerstyne is survived by her mother and father, at home; maternal and paternal grandparents; aunts, uncles and cousins.  Private services were held with burial to be in the Bradford County Memorial Park. Troy Gazette Register

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