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ROBERT, LESTER  Services were held Jan. 30 for Lester Robert, 74, of Ulster, Smithfield Twp., at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with Rev. Marjorie Doriani officiating.  Burial was in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Mr. Robert died Jan. 25, 1984 as the result of an automobile accident.  He was born Feb. 8, 1909 in Troy, son of Burton and Myrtle Rockwell Robert.  He owned and operated a farm in E. Smithfield for many years, later employed by Troy Engine and Machine Co. and Powers Mfg. Co. of Elmira.  He was a member of E. Smithfield Federated Church, E. Smithfield Fire Dept. and Tri-Township Ambulance Assn.  He is survived by his wife, the former Marion Reynolds; son, Charles of Auburndale, FL; daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Neysa) Jennings of E. Smithfield and Mrs. Kenneth (Linda) Norner of Corfu, NY; 25 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brother, Leon of N. Rose, NY.; stepbrother, Donald Hill of Cortland, NY; several nieces and nephews and cousins. (TGR Feb. 2, 1984)

ROBERTS –ETHEL F. SCHRADER, 89 formerly of West Franklin, Pa. died Saturday, Oct. 22, 1994 at Haida Manor Nursing Home, where she had been a resident for the past two years.  She was born Jan. 7, 1905 in Darby, Pa.  Mrs. Schrader was a member of the West Franklin Methodist Church.  She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Floyd B. Schrader Sr. on April 18, 1972.  Survivors include two sons, Floyd B. Schrader Jr. of Westover, Pa. and William L. Schrader of West Franklin.  There are eight grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center St., Canton.  Officiating will be the Rev. Richard B. Martin of the West Franklin Mennonite Church.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  –Towanda Daily Review

ROBERTS - Paul Leo Roberts Sr., 82, of Ulster RR 1, Sheshequin Twp., Pa., died
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 at Memorial Hospital in North Towanda Twp., Pa. Paul was born in Sheshequin Twp., Pa., on Nov. 9, 1927, the son of the late Morton J. Roberts and M. Eunice Johnson Roberts. He was employed for over 55 years by Westinghouse Inc. in Elmira, N.Y. until his retirement. He was a member of the Ulster United Methodist Church, the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Company and the I.O.O.F. Lodge in Sheshequin. Paul enjoyed working on puzzles and in earlier years was an avid hunter. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Barbara L. Burlingame Roberts at home; his children, Paul Leo Roberts Jr. of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Kenneth (Rose) Roberts of Ulster, Pa., Sandra Roberts of Branchville, N.J., Karen Roberts of Waverly, N.Y.; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Shaffer of Arizona, Nanette "Sue" (Alvin) You of Hawaii, Ina Mae Engelbert of Nichols, N.Y., Ruth (Jimmie) Goodin of Arizona; brothers, Donald (Bonnie) Roberts of Milan, Pa., John (Ruth) Roberts of Texas, David (Charlene) Roberts of Nichols, N.Y.; Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Morton J. Roberts on July 29, 1982; his mother, M. Eunice Johnson Roberts on March 4, 1995; and sisters, Emily Mitchell and Helen Morgan. The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster, Pa. with the Rev. Sandy Brant, pastor of the Ulster United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be Monday morning in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Company, P.O. Box 188, Ulster, PA 18850, or to the Ulster United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 345, Ulster, PA 18850, in Paul Leo Roberts Sr.'s memory. - Towanda Daily Review, Feb.6.2010

ROBERTS - William S. Roberts, 90 of 108 W. Cherry St., Athens died Monday, April 28, 1997, following a brief illness. Born Jan. 26, 1907 in Hencheytown, PA., he was the son of William S., Sr. and Sarah Chilcoat Roberts. He was a graduate of Athens High School. Mr. Roberts worked for Ingersol-Rand in Athens as an assistant foreman for 34 years, retiring in 1970. He was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church, the Loyal Order of the Moose No. 1490 and the Sayre and Athens senior citizen clubs. Mr. Roberts was an avid bowler and golfer and enjoyed his garden. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Kathryn , at home, a daughter and son-in-law, Jeannette and Donald Wilsey, of Sayre; sisters, Virginia Morris and Marian Klinko, both of Sayre, and Annibell King of Lake Wesaulking, PA; a brother, Milan Roberts of Floyd, Va.; one grandaughter, one grandson; four great-granchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Roberts was predeceased by seven brothers and sisters. Friends may call Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. at the Lowery funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral and commital services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with his pastor, the Rev. Donald Anderson, officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills. Memorials may be directed to the Athens United Methodist Church, 118 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810, PA; or the Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services, 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, PA. 18840.

ROBINSON –MRS. EDITH B. PARDOE – Funeral services were held Sunday for Mrs. Edith B. Pardoe of Towanda, whose body was found Friday nigh at Harding, Pa.  Mrs. Pardoe was the wife of Grant L. Pardoe.  She disappeared in February and was presumed drowned in the Susquehanna River.  She was found along the riverbank of Harding by a young girl.  Her body was taken to the Nesbitt Hospital at Kingston for identification.  She was born on February 7, 1913 in Towanda the daughter of Theodore and Mary Chilson Robinson.  She was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill for many years and at the time of her death she worked for the Stanley Home Products Company.  She was a member of the North Towanda United Methodist Church and its WSCS.  Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, Grant Jr. of Athens, Stanley of Mansfield and Guy of Towanda; two daughters, Mrs. Ida Mariana of Towanda and Mrs. Clemence Clark of Columbia Cross Roads; a brother, Harold Robinson of East Athens; a sister, Mrs. Fred Lamberson of Towanda and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Maryott Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. George Reese officiating.  Burial was in the Bradford County Memorial Park.  –Towanda Daily Review May 17, 1971

ROBINSON  Francis Lewis "Robbie" ROBINSON, 62, of 523 Second St., Towanda, died Friday evening, May 2, 2003, at his home following declining health. Born Aug. 6, 1940, in Sayre, he was the son of the late Myrtle MCNEAL ROBINSON. Francis attended St. Agnes High School in Towanda and electronics technical school in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He was employed by the Fontaine Weaving Co. in Towanda for 10 years and was later employed by E.I. DuPont on Towanda for 28 years until his retirement. Following his retirement, Francis was employed as a transport technician for Clinical Labs of Wilkes-Barre. Francis was a computer software programs technician and operated the J&R Software Co. from his home, specializing in the development of sports computer programs. On June 20, 1962, Francis married the former Judy JOHNSON in Towanda. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Judy ROBINSON, at home; three daughters, Tammy FARLEY and her husband, Richard FARLEY, Darcy DECKER and Suddenly May ROBINSON, all of Towanda; six grandchildren, Robert and Donald FRALEY, Ryan and Caitlin DECKER, Chennandoah Jones and Dawson WADLINGTON. He was preceded in death by his son, Donald Lewis "Donnie" ROBINSON, on March 13, 1998, and by his mother, Myrtle MCNEAL ROBINSON, on April 21, 1974. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald HUGES, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.

ROBINSON - Mr. Jack Allen Robinson, age 28, of 542 Stacia Drive, Elmira N.Y. Saturday February 9, 1980. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, N.Y. Tuesday 2-4 and 7-8:30 p.m. with funeral and committal services there at the conclusion of calling hours Tuesday evening; the Rev. Louis Isch, his pastor, officiating. Interment Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills, Pa. The family will provide their own flowers and would appreciate memorials to the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Jack’s memory. Survived by parents, Harold F. and Margaret (Wallace) Robinson; brother, David Roy Robinson at home; foster sister, Betty Potter of Elmira; paternal grandfather, George Wallace of Canton, Pa.; maternal grandmother Etta Robinson of Elmira and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

ROBERT W. ROBBINS
 Robert W. Robbins, 57, of RD 2, Laceyville and formerly of Towanda, died unexpectedly June 18, 1990 at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock. Born in Wahkon, MN August 1, 1932 he was the son of the late Oscar and Ethel Patterson Robbins. He served in the US Air Force and was employed as a truck driver for Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Horseheads, NY for 33 years until ill health forced his retirement.  He was a member of the Brooks-Flick Post of the American Legion in Troy. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, the former Norma Wakely; son, Bruce Robbins of Athens; daughters, Mrs. David (Cheryl) Carnright of Troy, Mrs. James D. Milliron of Mehoopany and Mrs. Karl (Valorie) Milliron of Laceyville; brothers and their wives, Gordon and Bernice Robbins of Venice, FL and Donald and Florence Robbins of Wahkon, MN; sister, Mrs. Bill (Delores) Dziuk of Maplewood, MC; ten grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family from the Sheldon Funeral Home in Laceyville with interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park.(TGR, Thursday, June 29, 1990)

EARL ROBINSON, 77, of 222 Chestnut St., Athens, died Monday, July 25, 1988 at the Robert Packer Hospital after a short illness.  Born Nov. 12, 1910 in Athens, he was the son of Jesse and Neva Hafflet Robinson.  Mr. Robison was a life-long resident of Athens.  He was employed by Eastern Freight Lines for 22 years and the Bradford County Sheriff’s office for 16 years.  He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Athens, the Loyal Order of Moose 1490 in Waverly, the Smithboro, N.Y. Oak Leaf Grange, the Litchfield Community Association, the Penn-York Handicapped Auxiliary, the Sayre VFW 1536 and the Susquehanna Valley Audobon Society.  He is survived by his wife, Wilma, at home; four daughters; Mrs. Joyce Cox of Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Walter (Rita) Fiske of Wyalusing; Mrs. Charles (Rose) Ellis of Sayre and Mrs. Judy Benjamin of Waverly; one son, Daniel Robinson of Punxsutawny, Pa.; 26 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Robert (Dolores) Ennis of Chemung; two stepsons; Donald Harding of Athens and Paul Harding of Wellsburg; three brothers, Donald and George of Athens and Jesse of Waverly; two sisters; Mrs. Anna Crain and Mrs. Ruby Durrand, both of Athens; numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens tonight from 7-9.  The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.  A prayer service will be held at the funeral home Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Athens.  The Rev. Joseph Conboy, pastor, will officiate.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FRANCIS LEWIS ‘ROBBIE’ ROBINSON, 62, of 523 Second St., Towanda, died Friday evening, May 2, 2003 at his home following declining health.  Born Aug. 6, 1940 in Sayre, he was the son of the late Myrtle McNeal Robinson.  Francis attended St. Agnes High School in Towanda and electronics technical school in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.  He was employed by the Fontaine Weaving Co. in Towanda for 10 years and was later employed by E.I. DuPont of Towanda for 28 years until his retirement.  Following his retirement, Francis was employed a transport technician for Clinical Labs of Wilkes-Barre.  Francis was a computer software programs technician and operated the J&R Software Co. from his home, specializing in the development of sports computer programs.  On June 20, 1962, Francis married the former Judy Johnson in Towanda.  He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Judy Robinson, at home, three daughters, Tammy Farley and her husband, Richard Farley, Darcy Decker and Suddenly May Robinson, all of Towanda; six grandchildren, Robert and Donald Farley, Ryan and Caitlin Decker, Chennandoah Jones and Dawson Wadlington.  He was preceded in death  by his son, Donald Lewis “Donnie” Robinson of March 13, 1998, and by his mother, Myrtle McNeal Robinson, on April 21, 1974.  The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, May 6, 2003 at 10 a.m. at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald Hughes, pastor, as celebrant.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FRANCIS LEWIS “ROBBIE” ROBINSON, 62, of 523 Second St., Towanda, died Friday evening, May 2, 2003, at his home following declining health. Born Aug. 6, 1940, in Sayre, he was the son of the late Myrtle McNeal Robinson.  Francis attended St. Agnes High School in Towanda and electronics technical school in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He was employed by the Fontaine Weaving Co. in Towanda for 10 years and was later employed by E.I. DuPont on Towanda for 28 years until his retirement. Following his retirement, Francis was employed as a transport technician for Clinical Labs of Wilkes-Barre. Francis was a computer software programs technician and operated the J&R Software Co. from his home, specializing in the development of sports computer programs. On June 20, 1962, Francis married the former Judy Johnson in Towanda. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Judy Robinson, at home; three daughters, Tammy Farley and her husband, Richard Farley, Darcy Decker and Suddenly May Robinson, all of Towanda; six grandchildren, Robert and Donald Farley, Ryan and Caitlin Decker, Chennandoah Jones and Dawson Wadlington. He was preceded in death by his son, Donald Lewis "Donnie" Robinson, on March 13, 1998, and by his mother, Myrtle McNeal Robinson, on April 21, 1974. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald Hughes, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Contributed by Carol Brotzman. –Towanda Daily Review, May 4, 2003.

HAROLD W. “PETE” ROBINSON SR.. 58, of Wysox RR#2, Wysox Twp., Pa. died Thursday evening June 3, 2004 at the Wilkes-Barre Veterans Administration Medical Center, Plains Twp., Pa.  Born February 13, 1946 in Sayre, Pa. he was the son of the late Harold G. and Catherine V. Groover Robinson. Pete was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict having served in the U.S. Marine Corps. On January 3, 1970 he married the former Norma Vanderpool in Wysox, Pa. In earlier years he was employed by the Vandervort Feed Mill in Wysox and by GTE Sylvania in Towanda. He was later employed by Wysox Sand and Gravel for 32 years until failing health no longer permitted him to continue. Pete was a member of the Haights Pond V.F.W. Post. He enjoyed his grandchildren, woodworking, hunting, fishing, and artwork. Pete was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. Surviving are his wife, Norma Robinson, at home; his children, Brenda S. Robinson Hade and her husband, Tonka Hade of Towanda, Harold W. "Bucky" Robinson Jr. of Towanda RR 2; two grandsons; Brandon M. Robinson and T.J. Hade Jr.; a brother, Charles Forrest Jr. and his wife, Gail Forrest of Towanda RR 5; sisters, Geraldine E. Myers and her husband Francis of Sayre, Ethel Fowler of Towanda, Kathy Vanderpool and her husband Jack Vanderpool of Sayre, Laura Norton and her husband Edward Norton of Ulster, Nancy Stump and her fiancé, Philip Kithcart of Virginia, Rosemary Forrest of Towanda; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, his stepfather, Charles Forrest Sr. and a brother, Robert Forrest. The funeral service will be Tuesday June 8, at 1 p.m. at the Maryott- Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. Contributed by Carol Brotzman. –Towanda Daily Review.

ROBINSON –IDA ROBINSON LAMBERSON, 88, widow of Frederick J. Lamberson, formerly of 620 Second St., Towanda, died Friday morning, Nov. 3, 1995, at the Bradford County Manor.  Born April 28, 1907 in Towanda, she was a daughter of the late Theodore Wert and Mary Chilson Robinson.  On July 16, 1929, she married Frederick J. Lamberson in Elmira, N.Y.  Mrs. Lamberson was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda for several years and was later employed by Sylvania Electric in Towanda for 22 years until her retirement in 1972.  She was a member of the Towanda First Presbyterian Church for 56 years, during which time she served as an elder, deacon and choir member.  She was a past president, past noble grand and former district deputy of Rebekah Lodge No. 352 of Towanda, served for three years as president of the Towanda Area Senior Citizens and was a member of the Sylvania Women’s Club.  Ida enjoyed bowling and was a former member of the Sylvania Women’s League.  Surviving are: two daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and Donald Dickerson of Towanda and Frederica and Gary dewing of Monroeton; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a foster daughter, Mrs. William (Joan) Martin of North Carolina; also nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick J. Lamberson on Nov. 21, 1986; a brother, Harold Robinson and a sister, Edith Pardoe.  The funeral service will be held Sunday, Nov. 5, 1995, at 2 p.m. at the Towanda First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Kenneth J. Lynde officiating.  Interment will follow in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends this evening from 7 to 9 o’clock at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Rebekah Lodge No. 352, Towanda will hold a memorial service this evening at 6:45 at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Towanda First Presbyterian Church, Court St., Towanda, Pa., or to the charity or organization of one’s choice in Ida Robinson Lamberson’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

ROBINSON –MABEL E. FASSETT, 73, 222 Chestnut St., Athens, died on Thursday, July 24, 1986, at the Robert Packer Hospital after a sort illness.  Born Sept. 15, 1912 in East Athens, she was the daughter of Jesse and Neva Hafflet Robinson.  Mrs. Fassett was a long-time area resident, and had been employed as a waitress at several Valley restaurants.  She was a member of the Athens Wesleyan Church.  Surviving are her children; Mrs. Kenneth (Alona) Roberts of Toughkenamon, Pa., Owen H. Jr. and Ronald A. Sr., both of Sayre, Mrs. Janet Bidlack of Towanda and Mrs. Eric (Carolyn) Gross of Athens; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Earl Robinson of Athens, Donald Robinson of East Athens, George Robinson of Rome and Jesse Robinson of Waverly; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Crain and Mrs. Clarence (Corabell) Durrand, both of Athens; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Saturday from 7-9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held there at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. R. F. Rogers of the Corning Riverside Wesleyan Church, her former pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. –Towanda Daily Review.

ROBINSON –MYRTLE ROBINSON KINSLEY,  79, widow of Robert W. Kinsley, of North Main Street, Towanda, died Friday, May 16, 2003, as the result of a motor-vehicle accident on Route 14 in Roaring Branch, Pa. Born Aug. 1, 1923, in Tupelo, Miss., she was a daughter of the late Rev. George T. Robinson and Ruth Clark Robinson. In early years, Myrtle was employed by Sylvania Electric in Towanda and was later employed by Ames Department Store in Towanda. She was an active member of the Towanda First United Methodist Church and the North Main Street Birthday Club. Myrtle's main interest in life encompassed her home and family. She enjoyed reaching out to others. Surviving are three daughters, Vicki Booker of Memphis, Tenn., Nancy Engel and her husband, Kenneth Engel, of Wilmington, N.C., and Beverly Erdman of Tremont, Pa.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; her brother, Thomas Robinson of Wayside, Miss.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Kinsley, on March 22, 1970; her son, Kevin Richard Kinsley, on March 27, 1986; and by brothers Alfred and Arnold Robinson. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 21, 2003, 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 follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends Wednesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the First United Methodist Church, 105 Main St., Towanda, Pa. 18848, in Myrtle R. Kinsley's memory. Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  Towanda Daily Review May 18, 2003.

ROCKWELL -CATHERINE MARGARET ROCKWELL MYERS, 95, beloved mother and grandmother, widow of Willart T. Myers Sr. of Towanda RR1, North Towanda Township, died Tuesday evening, Sept. 16, 2003 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born Aug. 10, 1908, in Leroy, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Helen Bunyon Rockwell.  Catherine was a graduate of the Canton High School, class of 1927, and a graduate of the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1930.  She worked as a private nurse and as a registered nurse at the Mills Hospital, Towanda.  Catherine was later employed by Sylvania Electric as the plant nurse for 17 years, until her retirement in 1970.  She married Willard Thomas Myers, Sr.  Catherine was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda.  Her life encompassed her home, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Surviving are: three children, Thomas Myers and his wife, Aileen, of Towanda RR1, Barbara Brace of Nichols, N.Y., and Willard “Bill” Myers of Towanda RR1; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Rockwell of Canton and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by: her husband, Willard Thomas Myers, a grandson, James Myers, in 1982; a great-grandson, Adrian Prosack; three brothers, Max, Ivor and Robert Rockwell; and three sisters, Charlotte Allen, Daisy Moore and Judy Schrader.  The funeral service will be held on Monday, Sept. 22, at noon at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Richard Barner, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends Monday from 11 a.m. to noon at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Towanda Public Library, 105 Main St., Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. Myers’ memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FRANCIS L. ‘ROCKY’ ROCKEFELLER, 90, of the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, formerly of the Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home and 326 State St., Towanda, died Friday evening, Nov. 7, 2003, at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born March 27, 1913, in North Rome, Francis was the son of the late Hiram L. Rockefeller and Minnie A. Vought Rockefeller.  His father, Hiram, operated the creamery in North Rome for many years.  “Rocky,” as he was known by his family and many friends, was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1930.  Rocky played one year of football for Towanda High School in 1929 and received a trophy from Brewster Ruggles that season for the most tackles.  While attending Towanda High School, Rocky also played basketball and was a member of the track team.  He loved music, played clarinet in the Old Boys’ Band and was a member of the high school orchestra.  Rocky sang in the high school boys’ quartet and during his senior year held the lead role in the school operetta.  After graduating from high school, Rocy was employed by the A&P store in Towanda and subsequently was employed by C. M. Thompson in Wysox as secretary and bookkeeper.  He played baseball, softball and basketball for local and town teams.  Baseball games at that time were played on the East Side ball diamond.  Rocky was a member of the Towanda Town Band and also played saxophone and clarinet in Harold Ritter’s Knickerbacher Orchestra, which provided music for dance and social events in the area.  In 1942, Rocky became employed by Sylvania Electric in Towanda as a stock room and office clerk.  He was promoted to supervisor of warehousing, shipping and receiving and later transferred to a full-time accounting position under the direction of Harold Williams.  Rocky retired in 1978 as supervisor of the Cost Control Division following 36 years of service.  In 1936, Rocky married Marguerite Munkittrick, who later died in 1962.  In 1964 he married Doris Munkittrick, Margueritte’s sister, who died in 1990.  In 1991, Rocky married Janet Dickerson, who was a former Towanda High School classmate and also a graduate of the class of 1930.  Rocky was a member of the Towanda Country Club, where he loved playing golf with his friends; Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191; the Wheel Inn; the Bridge Street Hill Rod and Gun Club and the Towanda Gun Club.  Surviving are: his wife, Janet Dickerson Rockefeller; his daughters, Sandra Ross of Owego, N.Y., and Lorraine Thomas of Centerville, MD.; two step-sons, Roger Hoadley of Rochester, N.Y., and Reid Hoadley of Missouri; eight grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and a special friend Cindi Mize of Allis Hollow.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Luella Marie Searfoss of Ulster, in 1989.  Funeral services will be private.  There are no calling hours.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Arrangements are under the directions of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 23 East 26th St., New York, N.Y. or to a charity or organization of one’s choice in Francis L. “Rocky” Rockefeller’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

J. ARTHUR ROCKWELL
 J. Arthur Rockwell, 79, of Troy RD 2, died May 12, 1990 at home. Born June 3, 1910 in Troy, he was a son of Wilbur and Minnie VanHorn Rockwell. He was a member of Calvary Alliance Chapel.  He was employed with Remington Rand in Elmira for 25 years and with Troy Area Schools for 10 years. Mr. Rockwell is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sarah S. Rockwell; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Beatrice Rockwell of Glen Burnie, MD, James and Bonnie Rockwell of Salladasburg, PA and Philip and Euleta Rockwell of Wheaton, MD; daughters, Mrs. Jane Guinan of Troy and Mrs. Douglas (Martha) Greer of Dillsburg, PA; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Nellie Dickerson of East Troy; brother, Harold Rockwell of Elmira, NY; several nieces and nephews. Services were held at Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on May 15 with Pastor Edward Danneker officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Building Fund, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, May 17, 1990)

ROCKWELL –LUCILE R. WHITE, 79, long-time resident of Canton, died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at the Troy Community Hospital.  Born August 17, 1921, in Canton she was a daughter of the late Lynn and Sadie (Champney) Rockwell.  Lucile graduated from Canton High third in the class of 1939.  She was employed by the former Gleckner leather factory in Canton for several years.  She then worked during World War II as a secretary in New York City.  While in New York, Lucile met the love of her life, Robert “Bob” White.  They were united in marriage on September 22, 1951, at the Canton Church of Christ.  Bob preceded her in death on July 26, 1998, following 46 years of marriage.  Mrs. White was a devoted mother and grandmother.  She enjoyed crocheting and working on word puzzles.  In earlier years, Lucile was an avid bowler and later enjoyed watching bowling tournaments on television.  She was a former member of the Canton Church of Christ and the Canton Women of the Moose.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Dann Lepper, Canton; a son and daughter-in-law, Rich and Loni White, Canton; a daughter-in-law, Kathy White, Orlando, FL; four grandchildren, Jody Matthews, Jessy Lepper, Anthony and Kyle White; and a great-grandson, Byron Matthews.  In addition to her husband, Lucille was predeceased by a son, David 8n 1999; her stepfather George Tarr; and a sister, Beatrice Crandall.  The family invites friends to call from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, July 6, at the Pepper funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with the rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  Burial will be held in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

ROCKWELL Virginia Shirley EARLEY, age 82, of Gillett, PA died on Saturday, September 29, 201.  She was born on June 10, 1919 in Rochester, NY, the daughter of the late Lynn C. and Carolyn (Williams) Rockwell.  Virginia was a member of the Fassett Baptist Church, Fassett, PA, a life member of the South Creek Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary and a member of the NY and PA Firemen’s Ladies Auxiliary.  She was also a past member of the Fassett Grange.  Virginia is survived by her son, John James, Lynn (Linda) Earley of Gillett, PA; daughters, Doris (Paul) Kempfer and Helen (Clair) Mickley;, both of Gillett, PA; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband, John B. Earley, in 1982.  Funeral services were held at the Fassett Baptist Church on October 3 at 8 pm with the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Calling hours will be at the church form 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  Memorial contributions in Virginia’s name may be directed to the Fassett Baptist Church, c/o Wayne Persaud, Rr 4, Box 92, Gillett, PA 16925 or the South Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Station 2 building fund, c/o Linda Leonard, RR 4, Gillett, PA.  Troy Gazette Register

ROCKWELL –VIRGINIA SHIRLEY (ROCKWELL) EARLEY, 82, Gillett, PA, died September 29, 2001.  Born on June 10, 1919 in Rochester, NY, she was the daughter of the late Lynn C. and Carolyn (Williams) Rockwell.  She was a member of the Fassett Baptist Church, Fassett, a life member of the South Creek Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary and a member of the NY and PA Fireman’s Ladies Auxiliary.  She was also a past member of the Fassett Grange.  Mrs. Earley was a talkative, fun loving person who enjoyed life, many adventures and traveling.  She had a warm, charming, uplifting sense of humor, which could brighten the gloomiest day.  She lived to spread kindness.  Her happiness was her faith in God, her family, home and her many friends.  Surviving are her son, John James Lynn (Linda) Earley, Gillett, daughters, Doris (Paul) Kempfer and Helen (Clair) Mickley both of Gillett; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband John B. Earley, March 3, 1982.  The funeral service was held October 3 at the Fassett Baptist Church with the Rev. Donald D. Rockwell officiating.  Burial was in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.  Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to the Fassett Baptist Church, c/o Wayne Persaud, RR4 Box 92, Gillett, PA or the South Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Station 2, Building Fund, c/o Linda Leonard, RR4, Gillett, PA.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Gerald Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Troy. –Canton Independent Sentinel.  (Virginia Bock was adopted by Lynn and Carolyn Rockwell)

ROHDE - BARNETT, Irene (Rohde) Riley
Age 88, of the Homestead and formerly a longtime resident of Elmira Heights died after a long struggle with Alzheimer's on Nov. 20, 2008. Irene was born Feb. 28, 1920 in Elmira, NY to the late John and Mary (Kaczmark) Rohde. In addition to her parents, Irene was predeceased by her husbands, William Riley and James Barnett; her brother, Bob Rohde; and her sister, Adeline Hulslander. Her surviving family includes her daughters, Carole (Don) Cowles of Atlanta, GA, Sharon (Bob) Decker of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Michael (Kelly Stacy) Watts, Scott (Monica) Brewer and Tammy Brewer of Florida and Kelly (Brett) Hawley of Atlanta, GA; five great-grandchildren, Hunter Watts, Austin and Madison Brewer and Coleton and Carson Hawley; sister-in-law, and special friend, Joann Rohde; several nieces and nephews. Irene worked at the Hilliard Corp. as the executive secretary to the vice president, John H. Fassett. She retired in 1987 and moved to Trilby, FL with Jim where she lived for many years until returning to Elmira Heights. Her final years were spent at the Homestead Nursing Home in Penn Yan, NY, where they were very good to her. We would like to thank all of the staff of Homestead Nursing Home for their help, support, and kindness. Irene was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother whose spirit of strength and support will be greatly missed by each and every one of her family. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Tuesday Nov. 25, 2008, from 4-7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Casimir's Church, 1004 Davis St., Elmira, NY, on Wed. Nov. 26, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. Interment to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 11/22/2008 - 11/23/2008
 

ROGERS –ANNA G. FITZWATER, 82, long-time resident of Canton, Pa., died Friday morning, March 4, 2005, at the Williamsport Home, Williamsport, Pa.  Anna Gertrude “Annabelle” Rogers was born on June 18, 1922, in New Albany, Pa., a daughter of the late Frank and Stella (Mayo) Rogers.  As a young girl she attended the former Evergreen School.  When she was 14 her mother died and Annabelle came to live in the Beech Flats area with her Aunt and Uncle Harry and Anna Chilson.  Annabelle and William Owen Fitzwater were married on Feb. 5, 1944.  They were blessed with over 47 wonderful years together until his passing on March 23, 1991.  Caring for her family and home were most important to Annabelle.  In addition to being a busy homemaker, she was a long time member of the Beech Flats Grange No. 336.  A loving and friendly woman, she cherished sharing special events and long talks with family and friends.  Annabelle also enjoyed shopping, reading, quilting and gardening.  She especially liked picking and canning huckleberries from Wheelerville Mountain. 
Annabelle is survived by her children, Richard Max and Paula Fitzwater of Trout Run, Gloria Molyneux of Canton; 12 grandchildren: Duane (Lois) Molyneux of Williamsport; Jeffery (Tammee) Fitzwater of Columbia Cross Roads; Calvin (Marlene) Molyneux of Canton; Cheryl (Dale) Saunders of Alba; Robert (Stacy) Fitzwater of Lewisburg; Amy (Rob) Hill of Mainesburg; David Molyneux of Canton; Mare and Luke Fitzwater both of North Carolina; Zachary and Jaimy Fitzwater both of Trout Run; Georgia Fitzwater of Wellsboro; several great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Croft of Waverly, N.Y.: three brothers and two sisters-in-law; Francis (Roberta) Rogers of Sayre; Carl (Joyce) Rogers of Nichols, N.Y. and William Rogers of New Albany; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.  In addition to her beloved husband, Bill, Mrs. Fitzwater was predeceased by two brothers, Walter and Robert Rogers; two sisters, Carmeta Shrimp Thall and Donna Ford; brothers-in-law, Harry Croft, Walter Shrimp and Albert Ford; and a sister-in-law, Christine Smith.  Her family invites friends to cal l6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at the funeral home with retired Rev. Jasper Smith officiating.  Burial will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills.  –Towanda Daily Review & Canton Independent Sentinel.t

ROGERS –DONNA ROGERS FORD, age 73, widow of S. Albert Ford of Bentley Creek, formerly of Rome RR 1, Orwell Township, died Monday morning at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born March 7, 1926, in Albany Township, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Stella Mayo Rogers.  On July 11, 1948, Donna married S. Albert Ford, who preceded her in death on June 22, 1992.  Mrs. Ford assisted her husband in the operation of their dairy farm in Orwell Township for many years.  Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family.  Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law: Donna and Lyle Molyneaux of Bentley creek, Helen and Robert Hotaling of Rome RR 1, and Tina and Ron Ober of Towanda; two sons and daughters-in-law; Roger and Terry ford of Rome RR 1 and John and Cindy Ford of Rome RR 1; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law; Lois Ford of LeRaysville; brothers, Francis Rogers of East Athens, William Rogers of New Albany and Carl Rogers of Windham; two sisters; Anna Fitzwater of Canton and Helen Croft of Waverly, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by a son, Douglas Ford, in November of 1992; a sister, Carmeta Thall, in December of 1992 and a brother, Walter Rogers.  The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, March 9, 2000, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Andy Phillip officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the charity or organization of one’s own choice in Mrs. Ford’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ROGERS - Frederick A. Rogers, 65, of Burlington, Pa., died on Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Family and friends are welcome to gather from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, at the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. The funeral service to honor Fred's life will be held at noon on Dec. 17 at the funeral home with Rev. Richard Noggle of the First United Methodist Church of Troy, Pa., officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park at the convenience of Fred's family.  Fred was born on Jan. 12, 1944, in Sayre, Pa., son of the late Vernon and Betty (DEWITT) Rogers. He was employed in the Pre-Vocational Workshop of Serve Inc. He enjoyed horses, animals of any kind, babies, movies, shopping, eating out at McDonalds, and attending events sponsored by the Recreational Committee.  Fred is survived by his surrogate family and devoted caregivers of 13 years: Max and Cecelia Belawske and family of Burlington; special friend Mary Patton of Burlington; all his friends at Futures Community Support Services Inc. and Serve Inc.; his sisters Verna Rogers of Jacksonville, Fla., and Kathleen Chapman of Athens, Pa.; his brother Vernon Rogers Jr. of Athens, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.  Memorial contributions may be made in Fred's memory to Futures Community Recreational Committee, 23 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848.  15 Dec. 2009 Towanda Daily Review.

ROLOSON - Lawrence M. Roloson, 87, of Columbia Crossroads, Pa., died on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. He was the loving husband of the late Genevieve M. (Everts) Roloson who died on Sept. 24, 2005.   Family and friends are welcome to gather from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. The memorial service to honor Lawrence's life will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday night at the funeral home with Rev. Jasper Smith, retired United Methodist minister, officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at Bradford County Memorial Park.  Lawrence was born on Dec. 21, 1920 in Troy, Pa., the son of the late Glenn and Ora (Hager) Roloson. He was a graduate of Troy High School and was a dedicated farmer. He served as Columbia Township Supervisor for 50 plus years. His memberships included the Sylvania Presbyterian Church, Board Member of the Troy Farm Museum and Alparon Park, Endless Mountain Maple Producers Association and Eastern Milk Producers. In his spare time Lawrence enjoyed gas and steam engines and found great pleasure in attended the Pageant of Steam in Canandaigua, N.Y. He was well known for the maple syrup that he and his family produced.  Lawrence is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph E. and Connie Roloson, Martin W. and Louise Roloson, Dale L. and Kathy Roloson, Alan L. and Roxanne Roloson, all of Troy, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  In addition to his parents, Lawrence was preceded in death by his wife Genevieve M. (Everts) Roloson in 2005; his son Keith Roloson in 1963; a brother, Charles Vernon Roloson and sister, Lorraine Lawrence.  The family has asked that to honor Lawrence's memory, memorial contributions may be made to the Sylvania Lions Club, P.O. Box 5 Sylvania, PA 16945 or to the Endless Mountains Maple Producers Association, c/o Andy Dewing, HC 34 Box 31, Warren Center, PA 18851.   RHW.  Towanda Daily Review.

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