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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



RADLE –ANNA OLSEN RADLE BURNSIDE, 95, widow of John Burnside, of Towanda RR1, Burlington Township, died Saturday evening, March 20, 2004, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born September 27, 1908, in Moosic, she was the daughter of the late George Radle and Agnes Hollenback Radle. Anna assisted her husband John in the operation of their dairy farm for many years. Her main interests in life encompassed her home and family. Anna enjoyed crocheting, making dolls and traveling. She especially enjoyed traveling to the Holy Lands and Hawaii. She is survived by sons Charles, George and David Burnside, all at home on the family farm; sons and daughters in law, Jack and Alberta Burnside, of Ulster RR2, Edward and Phyllis Burnside, of Towanda RR3, William and Paulette Burnside, of Tunkhannock; her daughter Irene Snyder, of Macedonia, Towanda RR2; 12 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; two sisters, Lillian Kane and Charlotte Tucker, both of Moosic; a brother, Carl Radle, of Pittston; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Burnside, in 1965; two sons, James Burnside, who died while serving in the U.S. military in Korea in 1953, and Oliver Burnside on March 13, 2003. The funeral and committal service will be held Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Reverend William Lusk, pastor of the Burlington United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Tuesday afternoon at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Memorial Hospital, One Hospital Drive, Towanda Pa. 18848, in Mrs. Burnside's memory. Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  Towanda Daily review.

RALYEA –PEARL E. RALYEA GRAHAM, 83, of Englewood, Fla., died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at the Englewood Community Hospital, Englewood. Mrs. Graham was born March 16, 1919, in Owego, N.Y., the daughter of Claude and Ethel White Ralyea.  Family was a great part of Pearl's life; she was one of nine children, a mother of seven, a grandmother of 21 and great-grandmother of 35. Pearl was often referred to as "everyone's grandma" and she will be missed by many lifelong friends and family and especially by special friends Bev and Douglas Graham of Englewood. Pearl was predeceased by her husband, James Graham Sr.; a son, James Graham Jr.; two sisters; and two brothers. Surviving are her sons William Graham of Englewood, Larry Graham of Columbia Cross Roads and David Graham of Venice, Fla.; her daughters, Verna Rogers of Englewood, and Patricia Brown and Barbara VanDewark, both of Sayre; her brothers Floyd "Zeke" Ralyea of Owego, N.Y., Richard Ralyea of Candor, N.Y., and Vergil Ralyea of Englewood; and a sister, Betty Morris of Georgia. Family and friends may call Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will follow there at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Stradling, pastor of the East Smithfield Federated Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, NCICFUL, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, Ga. 30368, or Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238. Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  -Dailey Review.

RALYEA –PEARL E. GRAHAM, 83, of Englewood, Fla., died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at the Englewood Community Hospital, Englewood.  Mrs. Graham was born March 16, 1919, in Owego, N.Y., the daughter of Claude and Ethel White Ralyea.  Family was a great part of Pearl’s life; she was one of nine children, a mother of seven, a grandmother of 21 and great-grandmother of 35.  Pearl was often referred to as “everyone’s grandma” and she will be missed by many lifelong friends and family and especially by special friends Bev and Douglas Graham of Englewood.  Pearl was predeceased by her husband, James Graham Sr.; a son, James Graham Jr.; two sisters; and two brothers.  Surviving are her sons William Graham of Englewood, Larry Graham of Columbia Cross Roads and David Graham of Venice, Fla.; her daughters, Verna Rogers of Englewood, and Patricia Brown and Barbara VanDewark, both of Sayre; her brothers Floyd “Zeke” Ralyea of Owego, N.Y., Richard Ralyea of Candor, N.Y., and Vergil Ralyea of Englewood; and a sister, Betty Morris of Georgia.  Family and friends may call Friday, Feb. 14, 2003 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Lowery funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will follow there at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Stradling, pastor of the East Smithfield Federated Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorial donations may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society., NCICFUL, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, Ga. Or Hospice of Southwest Fl., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fl.  –Towanda Daily Review.

RANSOM –MARY LINCOLN LANE, 89, widow of Dighton Admiral Lane Sr. of Chelsea Park, 924 N. Elmira St., Sayre, Pa., died Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 24, 1999 at her home.  Born Feb. 12, 1910, in Morristown, N.J. she was a daughter of the late Peter Linas and Mamie J. Lyon Ransom.  On Dec. 27, 1926, she married Dighton Admiral Lane in Elmira, N.Y.  In early years, Mary was employed by Bell Knitting in Sayre.  She was a member of the Women of the Moose.  Mary enjoyed collecting porcelain dolls, sewing and making quilts.  Surviving are her children, Dighton Lane Jr. and his friend, Rebecca Douglas, of Towanda, William Lane and his wife, Doris Lane, of Avon, N.Y., Florence Tyler of Horseheads, N.Y., John Lane and his wife, Debra Lane, of Towanda, Richard Lane and his wife, Virginia Lane of Monroeton, Mary Slocum of Corning, N.Y., Dorothy Woodruff of Sayre, James Lane and his wife, Sharon Lane, of Sayre, Thomas Lane and his wife, Florence Lane, of Erin, N.Y., Sherry Lane and her friend, Dan Fisher, of Tioga, Pa., Darlene Beherens and her husband, Douglas Beherens, of Avon, N.Y., Carol Lee and her husband, Burton Lee, of Monroeton.  Daniel Lane and his wife, Gloria Lane, of Monroeton; 50 grandchildren, 140 great-grandchildren, 35 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, George Ransom of Walkill, N.Y., and Peter Linas Ransom of Newbern, N.C.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Dighton, in February 1961; a son , Oscar Lane, in February 1953, sisters, Helen, Margaret, Anabelle and Laura Boscoe; brothers, Earl and William Ransom; and a special friend, William E. Bennett, on Nov. 21, 1997.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital drive, Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. Lane’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

RAPLEE –ELOUISE BLANEY, 57, of 1416 Young St., Rockport, Texas, died Friday, April 14, 1990 at Coastal Bend Hospital, Arkansas Pass, Texas.  Born Nov. 17, 1932, in Canton, she was a daughter of Delos and Amelia Denkenberger Raplee.  Mrs. Blaney is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Lewis (Beatrice) Mattocks of Waverly, Tenn., Mrs. Kenneth (Esther) Boinski of Boynton Beach, Fla. and Mrs. Gerald (Mary Ann) Vroman of Canton; nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be held  Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review.

Charles RATHBUN, 81, Canton
02/07/2002 Towanda Daily Review
On the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, Canton resident Charles K. "Chuck" Kendrick Rathbun died quietly at his residence on North Center Street after a brave and lengthy battle with cancer. He was 81 years of age. Born in East Troy, Dec. 28, 1920, he was the son of Kendrick and Ruby Kennedy Rathbun. Chuck was a graduate of Troy High School and had been employed locally as a foundry worker.  He answered our nation's call to arms during World War II, serving with the 806th Tank Destroyer battalion in the Philippines. Chuck served an additional tour of duty stateside as a military police officer.  He later returned to Bradford County and was employed by Troy Engine and Machine Co. In the mid 1950s Chuck relocated to the Elmira area and was employed by Westinghouse until his retirement in 1981. He was for many years an active member of the Elmira Heights American Legion post.  He was a quiet, unassuming man, content with the simple pleasures of life. He enjoyed square dancing, camping and traveling, especially trips to Florida. For the past 26 years he was married to the former Geraldine Morgan.  In earlier times, Chuck pursued a slightly more adventuresome pastime, that of learning to pilot small aircraft in and out of the Chemung Airport. But in recent years the simple pleasures of home and family were all that he desired. Chuck is survived by his beloved wife, Geraldine, at home; sons, Gary Rathbun of Anthony, Fla., Charles G. Rathbun of Troy, Dennis (and Harriet) Rathbun Sr. and Larry D. Rathbun, all of Columbia Cross Roads; stepchildren, Dale (and Beverly) Selleck of Granville Summit, Imogene (and Bruce) McNeal of Canton, Mary (and George) Henderson of York, Pa., Debbie (and Dennis) Welch of Troy and Gail (and David) Mattocks of Troy; a sister, Mary Chamberlain of Troy; grandchildren David Foster, Kenneth Rathbun, Gary (and Nannatte) Rathbun, Nick (and Connie) Rathbun, Susan (and Paul) Tatem, Bridgette (and Dale) Brown, Dennis Jr. (and Mary) Rathbun, Darin (and Kristi) Rathbun, Marie (and Kim) Jennings, Loretta (and Joe) Owen, and Lacy Rathbun; step-grandchildren, Janet (and Mark) McCarty, Candy Roberts, Buster (and Jody) Selleck, Ginger (and Mark) Harvey, Wyatt (and Doty) Selleck, Albert (and Denise) McNeal, Jason Cappello, Danika (and Tim) Kelley, Micah Henderson, Cody Welch, Stacy Mattocks, Holly Lane and Jolene Mattocks; 13 great-grandchildren and 21 step-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The viewing will be Friday, Feb. 8, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park. The family will provide the flowers and suggests that contributions in Chuck's memory may be directed to Western Alliance Emergency Services, PO Box 12, Troy, Pa. 16947, or Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. 18848.

RATHBUN - Mary Chamberlain, 89, lifelong resident of East Troy, died
on Tuesday afternoon,   April 22, 2008 at the Troy Community Hospital. Born on September 1, 1918 in Troy., she was the daughter of the late Ken and Ruby (Kennedy) Rathbun.  She was a graduate of Troy High School.  She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who was married for over 50 years to Floyd “Bud” Chamberlain.  She now joins her beloved Bud who died in Nov. of 1992. In addition to caring for her family and home, Mary was employed for several years at the former P.F. King’s Hardware Store in Troy. She also worked at the Sylvania Plant in Towanda for a time. Mary always spoke her mind.  She will be lovingly remembered for being straightforward and to the point.  She loved doing many things in life but special times were spent camping and wintering in Florida.  Mary also enjoyed playing cards, bingo and making ceramics. Surviving are her daughter, Sharel Crane of Troy; grandchildren, Terry (Gail) Crane, Fallon NV; Michael Crane, Pittsburgh, Robin (Carrie) Crane, Emporium, PA and Cindy Smith, Troy; 11 great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren;  sister-in-law, Geraldine Rathbun, Troy; several nieces nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband Bud, she was predeceased by her brother, Charles Rathbun. The funeral service was held April 25, at Pepper Funeral Home,  Canton with Rev. Ken Marple officiating.  Burial will be private. - Canton Independent Sentinel, May 1, 2008

 

RAUPERS John “Pete” Raupers Jr.

67, of Athens, Pa., died on Monday, February 21, 2011 at home unexpectedly. He was born November 26, 1943 in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late John P. Sr. and Mary E. Walter Raupers. Pete was a member of the Epiphany Church and the National Rifle Association. He loved hunting and fishing. He is predeceased by his brother Raymond, 1960. Pete is survived by his wife of 19 years LuAnn Hibbard at home; children Christina and Joe Page of Orlando, Fla., Melissa Raupers of Jackson, Fla., and Kaylynn Raupers of Athens, Pa.; grandchild Joey Page of Orlando, Fla.; sisters Elizabeth Molsberry of Payson, Ariz., and Faye Durgin of Athens, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  Sayre Morning Times – February 22, 2011

 

REDMOND –SARAH E. FARR, 62, of Waverly RD 1 died Monday Oct. 16, 1989 at the Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness. Born Aug. 14, 1927 in Luzerne, Pa., she was the daughter of Walter and Loretta Smith Redmond. She was a member of the Waverly First Baptist Church. She is survived by four daughters: Mrs. Peter (Jeanette) Walters of Wyalusing, Mrs. Beverly Redmond, Mrs. Lloyd (Sally) Beatty and Mrs. Victor (Yolanda) Ball, all of Waverly, four sons: Donald of Sumpter, S.C., Miner of Sayre, John of Wyalusing and George of Waverly, three sisters: Rose Daas of New Jersey, Violet Patrosky of Jenningsville, Pa. and Charlotte Fassett of Sayre, a brother, Robert Redmond of Sayre, 32 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens on Wednesday from 7 until 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Burdette Mason officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. –Towanda Daily Review

 

Lewis James REED, 87
02/11/2002 Towanda Daily Review
Mr. Lewis James Reed, 87, of Sugar Run, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington. Lewis was born in Taylor, Pa., July 4, 1914, a son of the late Edward and Bertha Mapleton Reed. He attended local schools and served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He married the former Mahala Saxe of Wilmot Township April 17, 1954. They celebrated their 47th anniversary last April. Lewis was a heavy-equipment operator in Vestal, N.Y., for over 20 years, retiring to Sugar Run in 1976. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion Post 534, Wyalusing. He is survived by his wife, Mahala, at home; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Lisa Reed of Morrisville, N.C.; two brothers and a sister-in-law, James Reed of Melbourne, Fla., and Edward and Edith Reed of Ocala, Fla.; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Gertrude Whipple of Wyalusing; Ruth Everlin of Melbourne, Fla.; and Doris and William Madill of Monroeton; three grandchildren, Christopher, Alexander and Nancy Reed of Morrisville, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Barry R. Ballard, pastor of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Graveside military services will be accorded by members of American Legion Post 534, Wyalusing. Members are asked to assemble and pass in review at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Lewis James REED
Friday, Feb. 8, 2002
Mr. Lewis James Reed, age 87, of Sugar Run, PA died on Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township. Lewis was born in Taylor PA on July 4, 1914, son of the late Edward and Bertha Mapleton Reed. He attended local schools and served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.  He married the former Mahala Saxe of Wilmot Township on April 17, 1954. They celebrated their 47th anniversary last April.  Lewis was a heavy equipment operator in Vestal, NY for over twenty years, retiring to Sugar Run in 1976.  He was a member of the VFW and a member of Wyalusing Post #534 American Legion.  Survivors include his wife, Mahala at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Lisa Reed of Morrisville, NC; two brothers and a sister-in-law, James Reed of Melbourne, FL and Edward and Edith Reed of Ocala, FL; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Gertrude Whipple of Wyalusing, Ruth Eberlin of Melbourne, FL and Doris and William Madill of Monroeton; three grandchildren, Christopher, Alexander and Nancy Reed of Morrisville, NC; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 12 noon at the P. Dean Home Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Barry R. Ballard, pastor of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment was in the Bradford County Memorial Park.  Friends called on Wednesday morning from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.  Graveside military services were accorded by members of Wyalusing Post #534 American Legion who passed in review at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday morning at the funeral home.

REED –SHIRLEY (REED) CLICKNER, age 69, of Troy died on Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at home.  She was born in Troy on Aug. 6, 1933, the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Chamberlin Reed.  She is survived by her husband, Donald; brother, Robert Reed of Canada; sisters, Dorothy reed of Troy and Edith Hurlburt of Troy; and several nieces and nephews.  Shirley was a former employee of Troy Bank.  She enjoyed farming and hunting and loved to travel.  Friends are invited to call at the Vickery funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy, on Monday, April 14, 2003, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Grant Nichols officiating.  Interment will be at the Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills.  Memorials can be made to Guthrie Hospice at RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

REES –SHIRLEY JEAN ‘SHIRL’ REES STRICKLAND, 52, wife of Daniel R. Strickland of Towanda, died Wednesday morning Nov. 3, 2004 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. "Shirl" as she was fondly known by her family and many friends was born July, 14, 1952 in Nanticoke, Pa., the daughter of Doris Myers Rees and the late Rev. George E. Rees, who was a well-known retired United Methodist Church pastor in the Bradford County area. Shirl was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1970. On June 11, 1972, she married Daniel R. Strickland in Towanda. Shirl was employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda for 23 years until her retirement in 2002. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Towanda. With her husband, Dan, she enjoyed elk hunting in the west and was a sponsor member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation having attended numerous national conventions in the west. Shirl was also a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation, National Rifle Association, and Ducks Unlimited. Shirl loved the outdoors, preparing and cooking Sunday dinners for her family, hot summer days by her swimming pool and gardening. She especially enjoyed the mountain and viewing beautiful sunsets from her hillside property. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.  Shirl is survived by: her husband of 32 years, Daniel R. Strickland; her mother, Doris M. Rees of Towanda; her children, Jason Strickland and his wife Shvonne of Towanda, Danielle Dietz and her husband Joel of Towanda, Chad Strickland of Towanda; her granddaughters, Arienne Strickland, Alexis Dietz; her brother, Malvern Rees and his wife Zannetta of Towanda; her sisters, Mary Rees of Glen Mills, Pa., Edith Rees of Towanda; her half-brothers, Tom Stacey and his wife Sue of Williamsport, Pa., Edward Rees and his wife Valerie of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; her mother-in-law, Mary Strickland who is a resident of the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital, Towanda; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Faye and Terry Moore of Monroeton, Pa., Shirley and Dave Lambert of Omaha, Neb.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Don and Kym Strickland of Asylum Twp., Pa., Charles and Sue Strickland of Towanda; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Rev. George E. Rees on Jan. 16, 2000. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A private family funeral service will be held Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Barner, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the First United Methodist Church, Main St. Towanda, Pa. 18848 or to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation P.O. Box 8249, Missoula, MT 59807 in Shirley Jean Rees Strickland's memory. Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  –Towanda Daily Review.

REESER –BEATRICE M. DOUGAL, 78, of the Senior Citizen’s Building, Towanda, died Sunday, June 15, 1997, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born October 5, 1918 in Colley, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Clair and Lillian Dieffenbaugh Reeser.  In early years Beatrice was employed by the Towanda Corsett Company and later by the Bradford County Manor for several years.  She was a member of the Union Corners United Methodist Church, Towanda, American Legion Post No. 42 Auxiliary and a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary of Towanda.  Surviving are: a daughter, Nancy D. Patterson of Harrisburg, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Sara Sue and Gene Newman of Colorado; a son and daughter-in-law, Clifton and Joan Dougal, Jr. of Denver, Colo.; a son and his fiancée, Carl Dougal and Terry Wolfe of Monroeton RR 1; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Everett Reeser of Athens; a sister Gwen Coolbuagh of Tennessee; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends of the Senior Citizen’s Building in Towanda.  She was preceded in death by: a daughter, Beverly Jean Dougal, on Jan. 18, 1950; a sister, Marion Fenton.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 18, 1997 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Alice K. Hartman pastor of the Union Corners United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

EVERETT L. REESER, 84, of Athens RR 1 died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at the Bradford County Manor.  He was born Dec. 17, 1914, in Colley, the son of Clair and Lillian Diffenbach Reeser.  He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Sayre,  He worked for the Tioga Feed Mill in Waverly, retiring from there after many years of faithful service.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working on his flower and vegetable garden.  He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Ted Brown of Troy; his sons and daughters-in-law, Leon and Carole Reeser of Palm Harbour, Fla., and Larry and Virginia Reeser of Greenfield, Ind.; his grandchildren; Alisa Burlingame of Westfield, N.Y., and Tammy and Christine Reeser, both of Palm Harbour, Fla., and Erin Reeser of Greenfield, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his wife, Fluetta, in 1994 and a granddaughter, Leslie Reeser, in 1997.  Family and friends may call Wednesday at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, from 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home Thursday at 11 a.m. with his pastor, the Rev. Rodney Saylor, officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  –Towanda Daily Review.

Everett L. REESER, 84, of Athens RR 1, PA died Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at the Bradford County Manor.  He was born December 17, 1914 in Colley, the son of Clair and Lillian Diffenbach Reeser.  He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sayre.  He worked for the Tioga Feed Mill in Waverly, retiring from there after many years of faithful service.  He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Ted Brown of Troy, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Leon and Carole Reeser of Palm Harbour, FL and Larry and Virginia Reeser of Greenfield, IN; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his wife, Fluetta, in 1994 and a granddaughter, Leslie Reeser, in 1997.  Funeral services were held April; 29 at the Lowery Funderal Home in Athens with the Rev. Rodney Saylor officiating and burial to be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.   “Troy Gazette-Register, Troy, PA  Thursday, May 6, 1999

REEVE - Charles C. Reeve Jr., 84, of 58 Piper Ave., Sayre, Pa., died Thursday evening, Dec. 24, 2009 at the Sayre House in Sayre, Pa.  Charles was born Oct. 26, 1925 in Herrickville, Pa., the son of the late Charles C. Reeve Sr. and Aliph WATERMAN Reeve. He attended Camptown High School and subsequently served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1943 to 1946 on LST 754 in the South Pacific. On June 25, 1949 he married the former Anna DECKER at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church in Wyalusing, Pa. Charles owned and operated his farm in Herrickville for many years and was also employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda until his retirement following 30 years of service. Following his retirement, Charles and his wife Anna moved to Kissimmee, Fla., where they lived for 26 years and spent their summer months in Bradford County, Pa. The couple returned in December 2008 to make their home in Sayre, Pa., to be near family and friends. Charles was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Kissimmee, Fla. and Towanda American Legion Post No. 42. Charles and Anna enjoyed camping with the French Choppers, boating, traveling with their camper and cruising. Charles was an avid NASCAR fan. He was a good friend and neighbor to everyone and always had a poem or story to share with others for all occasions. Charles enjoyed assisting senior citizens in providing transportation and in repairing and maintaining their golf carts.  He is survived by: his wife of 60 years, Anna D. Reeve at home; daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Peter Biddle of Loudonville, N.Y.; son, Charles C. "Ben" Reeve III of Sayre, Pa.; granddaughters, Dr. Alison Branco and her husband Dr. Brett Branco of Brooklyn, N.Y., Lisa Biddle of Arlington, Va.; great-granddaughters, Elsa and Clare Branco; Sisters, Medie Loring of Tulsa, Okla., Leola Abbott and her husband Herbert Abbott of Wellsburg, N.Y.; sisters-in-law, Hilda D. Brown of Sayre, Pa., Marchia W. Reeve of Towanda, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by: brothers, George, Ward, Carl and Jesse Reeve; and by sisters, Alpha Jayne and Ruth Browning.  A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.  Interment will be 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 Charles C. Reeve Jr.'s memory.  The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., is assisting the Reeve Family with arrangements.  26 Dec. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

REGN - Eugenia “Jean” Regn Park, 86, widow of LaVern R. “Vern” Park, of Taylor Hill, Rome Township, Pa., diedWednesday, April 15, 2009 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa.  “Jean,” as she was known by her family and friends, was born June 14, 1922 in Atco, N.J., the daughter of the late Jacob Regn and Elizabeth SHAW Regn. She was a graduate of Haddonfield High School, class of 1940, and in early years was employed by the Bell Telephone Company in Philadelphia, Pa. On Oct. 12, 1945 Jean married LaVern R. Park at the First Presbyterian Church in Atco, N.J. Mr. and Mrs. Park began dairy farming on Taylor Hill in 1952 following LaVern’s completion of military service and continued until 1967. Jean also operated a van, transporting school students for the Northeast Bradford School District from 1955 to 1965. In 1970 the couple moved to Middletown, Pa., where they resided until their retirement in 1980. In 1990 Mr. and Mrs. Park returned to Taylor Hill to enjoy their retirement with their family. Jean was a member of the Rome Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Women’s Group. She loved singing and performed as a soloist for many weddings over the years. Jean enjoyed cooking, baking, and spending time outdoors mowing her lawn.  Surviving are: her sons and daughters-in-law, Jan and Gloria Park of Rome RR1 and Jon and Fox Park of Rome RR 1; special grandson Jake Park of Philadelphia, Pa.; special granddaughter Shelby Park of Rome RR 1; sister and brother-in-law Joan and Joe Wilkinson of Waverly, N.Y.; brother Henry Regn of New Albany, Pa.; sister-in-law Mary Ellen Regn of Nazareth, Pa.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Alice and Jack Coates of Mercur, Pa.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, LaVern R. Park, on Jan. 4, 1998; a sister, Sally Regn, in 1964; and a nephew, Andrew Regn.  The funeral service will be held Monday, April 20, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Karen Ballard, pastor of the Rome Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mils, Pa. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Vigilante Engine Company, PO Box 77, Rome, PA 18837, or to the Rome Presbyterian Church, PO Box 189, Rome, PA 18837, in Eugenia’s memory.
Reva Wagner, Daily Review, 21 April, 2009.

MARY ALICE REHFELDT, 32, of Towanda RD 3, Luthers Mills died early Monday morning, February 29, 1988 at the Troy Community Hospital following a long period of deteriorating health. Born October 2, 1955 in Towanda, she was a daughter of Eugene K. and Hazel Leljedal Rehfeldt. In additon to her parents she is survived by two sisters; Mrs. Susan Saxon of Towanda RD 3 and Mrs. Wayne (Sally) Steele of Wyalusing; two brothers, Richard Rehfeldt of Towanda and David Rehfeldt of Towanda RD 3; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at Bradford County Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. There will be no calling hours. –Towanda Daily Review

CHARLES H. RENSTROM, 81, 36-1 Sullivan St., Canton, died early Friday, June 2, 1972 at the Blossburg State Hospital following an illness.  He was born Dec. 11, 1890, in Blossburg, the son of the late Charles and Sybil McIlwain Renstrom.  He was a member of the first Baptist Church, Canton.  He was a retired employee of the Belmar Manufacturing Company in Canton.  He retired 11 years ago after 55 years of service.  His wife, the late Mame Renstrom, died in January.  The couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in October of 1971.  Surviving are two sons, Donald of Canton and Harmon, Binghamton, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at the Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, Sunday at 2:00 p.m.  The Rev. Melvin B. Shultz, pastor of the LeRoy Baptist Church, officiated.  Interment was in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

RENSTROM, Charles H. Age 81, of 36-1 Sullivan St., Canton, Penna., Friday, June 2, 1972 at Blossburg State Hospital. Friends may call at the Kleuse Funeral Home, 40 North Center St., Canton, Penna., Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Sunday, June 4, 1972 at 2 p.m., Rev. Malvia B. Shultz, Pastor of LeRoy Baptist Church officiating, burial inBradfordCounty Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Penna. Survived by sons; Donald of Canton, Penna., and Harmon (Pete) of Binghamton, N.Y.; three grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Canton. He retired 11 years ago after 55 years of service at the Belmar Manufacturing Company in Canton. He was born in Blossburg, Penna., on Dec. 11, 1890, the son of Charles and Sybil McIlwain. Mrs. Renstrom preceded him in death in January after celebrating their-50th wedding anniversary.

Donald L. RENSTROM, 77, of Sullivan Street, Canton, died Friday morning, October 23, 1998, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, following a brief illness. Don was a lifelong resident of Canton. He was born in his parents home in Canton on October 14, 1921.  He was a son of the late Charles H. and Mary "Mame" Foulkrod Renstrom. Don was a graduate of Canton High School, class of 1940.  Shortly following graduation Don moved to Washington, D.C.  He was employed by the government until 1942, when Mr. Renstrom enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He proudly served his country in Africa, Italy, France and Germany until his honorable discharge in 1945. Following his war service, Don moved back to Canton and on July 2, 1949, he married the former Anna Graham in the First Baptist Church in Canton. He was employed by the former Swayze Folding Box Co. in Canton for 40 years and retired in 1987 as a working foreman in the shipping department. Don was a devoted member, elder, deacon and Sabbaath Day school teacher of the Canton Seventh-day Adventist Church.  In earlier years he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Canton, where he formerly served as a deacon, trustee and Sunday school teacher.  Don also attended the Leroy Baptist Chruch and taught Sunday school there as well. He was a member of the Canton VFW Post No. 714. Don enjoyed walking, playing the piano and reading the Bible. Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Anna, at home; a daughter, Penny Overdorff of Troy; a sister-in-law, Hazel Renstrom of Tunkhannock, PA; a niece, Linda Beddoe of Hazelton, PA; a nephew, Bradley Renstrom of Hazelton; several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and cousins; and special friends, his cats, Sweetie Pie and Tiger. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by a brother, Harmon Renstrom. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 27, 1998, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton, with his pastor, Clark Acker, officiating.  There will be no calling hours. Interment will be held in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials may be directed tothe Canton Ambulance Association, 17 S. Washington St., or to the Canton Seventh-day Adventist Church, in care of RR1, Box 16-B, Roaring Branch, PA 17765, in Donald L. Renstrom's memory.

DAVID RENZI, On the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, the Lord called home David Allen Renzi, 58, of RR1 Troy, after a brief stay at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  He was born in Rochester, N.Y., on Oct. 3, 1946.  David was a man with a deep abiding faith in the Lord and in recent years worshipped at the Fellowship Bible Church in Troy.  He was employed for many years as a machinist, but in his free time, David put his faith into action.  He had been a familiar face at Troy Community Hospital where he served many hours as a volunteer.  David also expressed his faith through his clown ministry.  While not given to preaching from a pulpit, David conveyed the Good News to young children in a simple way that they could understand through his character, “Slaphappy”.  He was also a most willing volunteer during Vacation Bible School.  David was a devoted husband, father, step-father, grandfather, friend and servant of the Lord.  He will be greatly missed by all whom he touched.  David is survived by his wife, Dora Steltz, at home; sons Brian (and Carrie) Renzi of Germany; Mark (and Christina) Renzi of Stone Ridge, Ma., and Seth Renzi of New Cumberland, Pa.; daughter Tricia (and William) Grow of New Cumberland; sister Florence DiLaura of Rochester, N.Y.; granddaughter Megan Renzi; and stepsons Ryan and Brandon Steltz, at home.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia Renzi, and by a brother-in-law Robert DiLaura.  Calling hours will be from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 9, 16 the Fellowship Baptist Church on Mud Creek Road in Troy,  Funeral services and a celebration of David’s life and ministry will be conducted from the church at 11 a.m. on Monday with his pastor, the Rev. James Shaw, officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park in Luther’s Mills, Pa.  Professional services have been entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

IVAN E. RICE age 66 of RD 1 Athens, Friday September 14, 1973 while visiting relatives in Atlanta, Ga.  Calling hours Monday 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens.  Funeral and committal services Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Clifford Bammesberger.  Burial will be in Bradford County memorial Park at a later time.  Contributions to the Heart Fund or the Robert Packer Hospital Building Fund would be appreciated.  Survived by wife, Myrtle; daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Doris) Langford of Athens.  Mrs. Carole Richardson of Rochester, N.Y.; sister, Mrs. Dorothy Austin; brother, Elmer Rice, both of Towanda; one grandson.  He was employed in the Grind Dept. of Athens Ingersoll-Rand for 21 years, retiring December 1, 1971.  He was a member of the local I.A.M. No. 1064.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/17/1973

RIFENBURG
Ann E. Stevens, 74, Sayre
02/17/2002 Towanda Daily Review
Ann E. Stevens, 74, of Second Street, Sayre, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born June 14, 1927, in Athens Township, she was the daughter of William E. and Pluma Ann Rifenburg. She collected dolls, ceramic roosters and bells. She loved to work in her flower garden. On June 14 of this year, she would have been married 55 years to her husband, Arthur Stevens. She was a member of the North Waverly Chapel. She was active on the County Election Board in the Third Ward in Sayre for 40 years. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Arthur Stevens, at home; her sister, Dorothy I. Ellis of Somerfield, Fla.; her daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia Ann and Bernard D. Blackman of Waverly and Debra K. and Dennis H. Ingram of Bowie, Md.; her special niece, Georgiann Talada of Waverly; her grandchildren, Wade Blackman and spouse Kathy Blackman of Palmyra, N.Y., Steven H. Ingram of Falls Church, Va., Jodilynn Ann Soutar and spouse Melvin Soutar of Sayre, and April Ann and Amber Elaine Ingram of Bowie; four great-grandchildren, Caleb M. and Joshua T. Hixon of Sayre and Jessica Blackman and Brian Hedley of Palmyra; a brother, William L. Rifenburg of Sayre; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special cousin, Robert Johnson of Sayre. She was predeceased by sisters Betty and Carol and a brother, George.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held Monday, Feb. 18, at noon at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, with the Rev. William Wells, retired pastor of the North Waverly Chapel, officiating. Memorials may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. 18848. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blauvelt Funeral

RIFENBURG   Ann E. STEVENS, 74, of Second Street, Sayre, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.  Born June, 14, 1927, in Athens Township, she was the daughter of William E. and Pluma Ann RIFENBURG.  She collected dolls, ceramic roosters and bells.  She loved to work in her flower garden.  Om June 14 of this year, she would have been married 55 years to her husband, Arthur STEVENS.  She was active on the County Election Board in the Third Ward in Sayre for 40 years.  She is survived by her husband of 54 years Arthur STEVENS, at home; her sister, Dorothy I. ELLIS of Somerfield Fla.; her daughtersand son- in-law, Cynthia Ann and Bernard D. BLACKMAN of Waverly and Debra K. and Dennis H. INGRAM of Bowie, MD; her specail niece, Georgiann TALADA of Waverly; her grandchildren, Wade BLACKMAN and spouse Kathy BLACKMAN of Palmyra, Ny, Steven H. INGRAM of Falls Church VA, Jodilynn Ann SOUTAR and spouse of Sayre, and April Ann and Amber Elaine INGRAM of Bowie; four great grandchildren, Caleb M and Joshua T. HIXON of Sayre and Jessica BLACKMAN and Brain HEDLEY of Palmyra; a brother, William L RIFENBURG of Sayre; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special cousin Robert JOHNSON of Sayre.  There will be no calling hours.  A graveside service will be hels Monday, Feb. 18, at noon at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, with the Rev. William WELLS, retired pastor of the North Waverly Chapel, officiating.  Memorials may be directed to Guthire Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa 18848.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Blavelt Funeral Home 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre.

RINEBOLD –JANE R. DIBBLE, 82, of Overton Township, New Albany RR 2, died on Tuesday, March 9, 1993.  Born on March 1, 1911, in Overton, she was the daughter of the late Addison and Jennie Rinebold.   Upon completion of her studies at Mansfield University, she started coaching in the Moxie School.  Prior to her retirement in 1976, she had dedicated 31 years of service as a school teacher in the Sullivan County School System.  On March 10, 1993, Jane and her husband, Herbert W. Dibble, would have celebrated a wedding anniversary.  It was a loving marriage that lasted 60 years.  Mrs. Dibble was a member of the Overton United Methodist Church and had been a regular attendee of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ of Overton.  Surviving are her husband, Herbert W. Dibble, at home; two sons, Wayne F. Dibble of Overton and William L. Dibble of Rockville, Md.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Myrna.  Funeral and committal services will be held on Friday, March 12, 1993, at 2 p.m. in St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Overton with the Rev. Robert W. Martin, pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Friends and family are invited to call at the church on Friday from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service.  Arrangements are by the Russell P. McHenry funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MARVIN E. RINKER, 71, OF New Albany died Saturday, Sept. 30, 1995, at the Towanda Memorial Hospital following an illness.  Marvin was the son of the late Fred and Stella Fuller Rinker, and was born in Elkland Township, Sullivan County on Aug. 21. 1924.  He retired in 1990 after 31 years of service at the Sylvania G.T.E. plant in Towanda.  Marvin was a World War II veteran, serving with the Army, and was a survivor of the D-Day invasion at Normandy.  He was a member and former lay leader of the New Albany United Methodist Church.  He was also a former coach of the New Albany Teener League Baseball Team.  Marvin is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Mark (Linda) Arcesi of New Albany; a son, Mr. and Mrs. William (Connie) Rinker of New Albany; two sisters, Bessie Rinker of Williamsport, and Beatrice Norton of Forksville; a brother, George Rinker of Farwell, Mich.; and five grandchildren, Mrs. Rachel Lasco, Mrs. Meggan Marsolick, Morgan Arcesi, William Rinker Jr. and Cortney Rinker.  He was predeceased by his wife, Ester Hottenstein in 1991.  The funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1995, at 1 p.m. in the Russell P. McHenry funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore with the Rev. Robert W. Martin officiating.  Family and Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday from noon until the time of service.  Interment will follow in the Bradford County Memorial Park at Luthers Mills.  –Towanda Daily Review.
 

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