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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



LEROY EUGENE (RED) ROBBINS, 85, of 13 Orchard St., Towanda died Sunday afternoon February 4, 1990 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born April 10, 1904 in Wellsboro, PA, he was a son of Eugene and Harriet Taylor Robbins. LeRoy was a graduate of Wellsboro High School and upon moving to this area was employed as a surveyor for the state of Pennsylvania. He later served as manager of the former Ruggles Store in Towanda for nearly 30 years. He was later employed by Shaylor Associates in Towanda as a surveyor for many years. He was a member of the Naiad-Linta Fire Co. of Towanda. “Red” was held in high regard by many throughout the area, winning friends easily with his smile, kind nature and consideration of others. He was a loving, caring father. “Red” loved music and was gifted with a wonderful singing voice and sang with the well-remembered barbershop quartet along with Raymond Moore, Harold “Pete” Raymond Moore, Harold “Pete” Tuttle and Paul Shay. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing in his leisure time. Surviving are his wife, the former Florence Forbes Robbins at home: five daughters, Mrs. Leo (Connie) Ennis of Tunkhannock, JoAnn Robbins Burke of Towanda, Mrs. Henry (Glenna) Hoffman Jr. of Towanda, Mrs. George (JoAnn) Werthner of North Hills, PA and Mrs. Dale (Clara) Green of Edgewater, FL; a son, David Simons of South Hamilton, Mass.; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, John Robbins of Westfield, PA; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. William H. Wassell, pastor of the Towanda First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The family will provide their own flowers and suggests memorials be directed to the Naiad-Linta Fire Co., Towanda, PA in Mr. Robbin’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

ROBINSON –JOAN ROBINSON SOLLICK, 69, formerly of Montrose, Pa. went home to be with the Lord Saturday evening, March 15, 2014 from the Calvary Fellowship Home in Lancaster, Pa. Joan was born in Towanda, Pa. on Nov. 14, 1944, the daughter of Wilton and Catherine Simons Robinson. She was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School class of 1963. On July 1, 1972 she married LaVerne Sollick at the First United Methodist Church in Towanda. Joan was employed by and dedicated to the WPEL Radio Station ministry in Montrose, PA for 43 years until her retirement in 2011. Joan was a member of the South New Milford Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading. Surviving are her devoted husband of 41 years, LaVerne Sollick, of Lancaster, Pa.; her sisters, Marjorie Garland of Freedom, Calif., Edna Springer of Towanda; her brother, E. James Robinson of Nichols, N.Y.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sisters, Betty Brown and Doris Maxwell. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the South New Milford Baptist Church, South New Milford, Pa. with Pastor Larry Thomas officiating. Interment will be private in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. Contributions may be directed to WPEL, Box 265, Montrose, PA in Joan Sollick's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting Joan's family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 3/17/2014

 

ROCKEFELLER –LEOLA JONES, 83, of Second Street, LeRaysville died at her home early Saturday morning October 1, 1988 following an illness. Mrs. Jones was born on June 19, 1905 in Warren Center, PA, a daughter of Bruce and Mae Holmes Brister Rockefeller. She was predeceased by her husband, Edwin R. Jones on April 23, 1988. She was a member of the LeRaysville Congregational Church United Church of Christ and enjoyed crocheting, sewing and gardening. She is survived by her three daughters, Mrs. C. Fenton (Vivian) Edsell of Stevensville, Mrs. James (Shirley) Howard of Wyalusing, Mrs. Robert H. (Joyce) Fields, Sr. of East Herrick (Stevensivlle RD 1), a brother, Robert Rockefeller of Potterville; a sister, Mrs. Rowland (Marjorie) Potter of Williamsport; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, Marvin Rockefeller. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols, NY, with her pastor, Steven D. Crabtree officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Memorial may be directed to the HOPS Ambulance Association or the LeRaysville United Church of Christ in Mrs. Jones’ memory. –Towanda Daily Review

 

ROCKEFELLER –LUELLA MARIE ROCKEFELLER SEARFOSS, 78, a long-time resident of Ulster died Thursday April 20, 1989 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born January 30, 1911 in Standing Stone Township, PA, she was a daughter of Hiram L. and Minnie A. Vought Rockefeller. Luella spent her early life in Towanda. In 1931 she married Turman Lee Searfoss. He preceded her in death on February 26, 1988. She was employed for many years by the Blue Swan in Sayre. She was later employed for over 20 years by the Ulster Post Office. She was an active member of the Ulster United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school, played the church organ and sang in the choir. She was a charter member of the Old Grove Nature Club and the Lady Sheshequin Rebekah Lodge which later became the Wysox Rebekah Lodge. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 76, Towanda and the Ulster Study Club. Mrs. Searfoss is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Francis and Doris Rockefeller of Towanda; a niece, Sharon Koester of Catonsville, MD; several cousins; very close and dear friends, Mary Tuttle and family and Viola Farr, all of Ulster. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2-4 o’clock at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster. The Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 76 will hold service at the funeral home Sunday at 4 p.m. The funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Ulster United Methodist Church with her pastor, the Rev. Jon Bausman officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Ulster United Methodist Church in care of Arthur Young, secretary, Box 131, Ulster, PA in memory of Mrs. Searfoss. –Towanda Daily Review

 

ROOF –IVA ALICE DULL, 80 widow of Clyde R. Dull of Wyalusing RR 3, Herrick Township, died Thursday evening, Sept. 30, 1999, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Charles O. and Gail Dull in Standing Stone following declining health.  Born Oct. 14, 1918 in Herrick Township, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Mabel Wells Roof.  On May 20, 1939, she married Clyde R. Dull in Athens.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde on Oct. 1, 1997.  Iva was a member of the Herrickville Sewing Circle and served on the election board in Herrick Township for over 20 years.  Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Charles O. and Gail Dull of Standing Stone; grandchildren, Michael and Lori Dull of Wyalusing RR 3, Clyde and Andrea Dull of Cherokee, N.C., Christopher Dull of Rushville, Pa. and Tina and David Luddy of Philadelphia; great-grandchildren, Nathan, Tabatha, Adam and Jessica Dull and Aaron Luddy; three brothers, Ralph Roof of Wyalusing RR 3, Levi and his wife, Frances Roof, of Rome RR and Walter Roof of Wyalusing RR 3; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Carrie Bailey and Ruth Baker.  The funeral and committal service will be held Monday, Oct. 4, 1999 at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating.  Interment will be later in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive Friends on Monday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association in care of James Seipler, secretary-treasurer, RR 1, Box 280, Rome, Pa. or to the Wysox Volunteer Emergency Medical Service, Box 302 Wysox, Pa. in Mrs. Dull’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

ROOF John M. Roof
77, of Towanda RR 5, Rome Twp., Pa. died
Saturday morning, Aug. 28, 2010 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Twp., Pa.  John was born Aug. 8, 1933 at his grandmother's home in Towanda, Pa., the son of the late John Jefferson Roof and Ellen Hawley Roof. John and his wife Regina M. Clark Roof owned and operated Roof's Beverage in Tunkhannock, Pa., from 1967 to 1979 and Roof's Wholesale in Wysox, Pa., for many years. They also operated the Pepsi distributorship in Wysox from 1954 to 1980. John was a life member and past president of the Towanda Gun Club. John also owned a race car which participated in events in the northeast from 1965 to 1967. He is survived by: his son, Jeffrey J. Roof of Wysox, Pa.; granddaughter, Heather May Roof Frisbie and her husband Timothy Frisbie of Monroeton, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Kyleigh Ann Roof, Ciana May Frisbie and Braeden T. Frisbie; brother, Donald Roof of Hernando, Fla.; sister, Jean Lundy of Wysox, Pa.; brother-in-law, Frank Clark of Pflugerville, Texas; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Regina M. Clark Roof on June 14, 2009; his son, Ronnie Edward Roof on Aug. 20, 2007; and by his sister, Charmaine Gardner. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 3, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Robert Martin officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the ALS Association, 321 Norristown Road, Suite 280, Ambler, PA 19002 in John M. Roof's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, August 31, 2010

 

ROOF Pauline Joyce Mills

A mother holds her children's hand for a little while and their hearts forever...... Our loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother Pauline Joyce Mills, 80, of Ulan Lane, Towanda, Pa. died peacefully on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. Pauline was born on April 13, 1931 in Towanda, Pa., a daughter of the late Atla and Eugenia (Werkheiser) Roof. She spent the duration of her life living in the Towanda area and was employed by GTP for 25 years. Pauline enjoyed visiting the family cottage in Cobden, Ontario. She treasured the time spent with family, enjoyed traveling the country roads and family picnics. In addition, she enjoyed dancing and visiting with friends. She was loved by everyone who knew her and left an everlasting imprint on all the lives she touched.  She will be greatly missed by her daughters and son-in-law, Linda McMunn, Lori and Donald Morgenstern, Valerie Mills and Lisa Benjamin all of Towanda; her special grandchildren, Brandi (Bradlee) McLinko, Bobbie (Nathan) Charnock, Erin (Tom) Zawistowski, Emily Benjamin, and James Lutz, Elizabeth Benjamin and LaVerne Vanderpool all of Towanda, Parris Morgenstern (Fiance Kaylee Sheffler) of Sayre, Pa., Mason Hugo of Monroeton, Pa., and Jordyn Mills of Towanda, Pa.; loving great grandchildren Brayden and Breana McLinko, Ayanna and Kiara Lutz and Kaylan Zawistowski; and her sisters, Virginia Eddy, Anita Moore, Beverly (Kenneth) O'Connor and Norman "Bud" (Regina) Roof. She was predeceased by a daughter, Brenda Kay Mills, former husband Philip E. Mills, sister Eunice Eddy, brothers Charles and Malcolm Roof, brothers-in-law George Eddy and Archie Moore, and great granddaughters Veronica Vanderpool and Verity Lutz.  Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of her life at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 at the Rome Methodist Church with Pastor Leanne H. Campbell, officiating. A period of visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the church. Interment and prayers of committal will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills.  Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 South Main St., Nichols.  Towanda Daily Review – December 8, 2011

 

RALPH R. ROOF, 86, of Wyalusing RR 3, Herrick Township, formerly of Athens, died Friday evening, Jan. 10, 2003, at the home of his daughter, Joyce Roof, in Herrickville.  Born March 13, 1916, in Herrickville, he was the son of the late Roy and Mabel Welles Roof.  Ralph married the former Dorothy Chubbuck in 1945 and resided in Athens until 1995.  He was employed by the Ingersoll-Rand Foundry in Athens and later by the Waverly Casting Facility for 36 year, retiring in 1979, Ralph also worked as a part-time carpenter and general handy man.  Ralph was the man on the Ford tractor who plowed gardens in the Valley area for 50 years.  He was a man of many talents, trades and interests.  Ralph was a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and a mentor to many.  He is survived by; his daughter, Joyce Roof, with whom he resided in Herrickville; his son, Gary Roof of Roseville, Pa.; his granddaughters, Larkin Roof of Ithaca, N.Y., and Aury Roof of Athens; a brother and sister-in-law, Levi and Frances Roof of Rome; a brother, Walter Roof of Herrickville; a brother-in-law and his spouse, Eugene and Mauren Chubbuck of Salinas, Calif.; a brother-in-law, Lloyd Bailey of Ulster; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Dorothy Chubbuck Roof, in 1992; his parents; and his sisters, Ruth Baker, Carrie Bailey and Iva Dull.  The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Richard Vieldhouse of the Orwell Bible Church officiating.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Northeast Bradford Student Loan fund in care of Jim Crawford, RR 1, Box 211 B, Rome, Pa. in Ralph R. Roof’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

ROOF   Ralph R. ROOF, 86, of RR Wyalusing, Herrick Township, formerly of Athens, died Friday evening, Jan. 10, 2003 at the home of his daughter, Joyce ROOF, in Herrickville. Born March 13, 1916 in Herrickville, he was the son of the late Roy and Mabel WELLES ROOF.  Ralph married the former Dorothy CHUBBUCK in 1945 and resided in Athens until 1995. He was employed by the Ingersoll-Rand foundry in Athens and later by the Waverly Casting Facility for 36 years, retiring in 1979. Ralph also worked as a part-time carpenter and general handyman. Ralph was the man on the Ford tractor who plowed gardens in the Valley area for 50 years. He was a man of many talents, trades and interests. Ralph was a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and a mentor to many. He is survived by: daughter, Joyce ROOF, with whom he resided in Herrickville; son, Gary ROOF of Roseville, Pa.; granddaughters, Larkin ROOF of Ithaca, N.Y., and Aury ROOF of Athens; brother and sister-in-law, Levi and Frances ROOF of Rome, Pa.; brother, Walter ROOF of Herrickville; brother-in-law and his spouse, Eugene and Maureen CHUBBUCK of Salinas, Calif.; a brother-in-law, Lloyd BAILEY of Ulster; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by: his wife of 47 years, Dorothy CHUBBUCK ROOF, in 1992; his parents; and by his sisters, Ruth BAKER, Carrie BAILEY and Iva DULL.  The family will receive friends Monday, Jan. 13 from 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Richard VIELDHOUSE of the Orwell Bible Church officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Northeast Bradford Student Loan Fund, in care of Jim CRAWFORD, RR 1, Box 211B, Rome, PA 18837 in Ralph R. ROOF"S memory.

ANDREA LYNN ROOT, infant daughter of Robert Scott and Patricia Welch Root of 524 Fourth St., Towanda, died Tuesday evening July 2, 1985 at the Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.  She was born June 23, 1985 in Sayre.  Besides her parents, she is survived by a sister Deanna; her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Root of Towanda RD 4; her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Welch of Towanda RD 3; her paternal great-grandparents, Mrs. Eva Root of Troy and Mrs. Charles R. Schultz of Towanda; her maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Nellie McNeal of Troy RD 3.  A private graveside service for the immediate family will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Bradford County Memorial Park, with Rev. William Barnes officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  –Towanda Daily Review

ROOT - Bradley A. Root, 48, of Towanda RR 4 (Towanda Township), Pa., died Friday evening, Jan. 11, 2008, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., following a courageous battle with lung cancer. Born July 1, 1959, in Towanda, he was the son of Robert L. and Reta Kuykendall Root. "Brad," as he was known to family and friends, was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1977, where he was a terrific baseball player in high school and American Legion baseball. He was a long-time employee of Osram-Sylvania in Towanda until his health would no longer permit him to continue. Brad was member of the Towanda Country Club, Towanda Bowling Association, and Monroeton Rod and Gun Club and was a social member of the Beirne-Webster V.F.W. Post No. 1568, Towanda. He was an avid reader, Dallas Cowboys fan and New York Yankees fan. Brad enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and golf. He possessed a great love of animals and spending time with children. In his younger years Brad was an accomplished artist. Surviving are: his parents, Robert L. and Reta K. Root of Towanda RR4; his brother, Scott Root and his fiancée, Barbara Thompson of Cedar Park, Texas; his sisters, Sheryl Long and her husband, Steven Long, of Millersburg, Pa., Karen Wilcox and her husband, Gary Wilcox, of Towanda; his nieces and nephews, Deanna Root, Heather and Christopher Long, and Daniel and Brittany Potter; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Raymond Kuykendall and Grace Kuykendall Schultz; his paternal grandparents, Carl and Eva Root; and an infant niece, Andrea Root. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Richard Barner, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa., following the service at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, Pa. 18848, in Bradley A. Root's memory.  - Published in the Towanda Daily Review on 1/13/2008.

ROOT –EVELYN ROOT BRIAN WOOD, 77, widow of Richard L. Wood of Towanda Township died Saturday evening, May 25, 2002 at the Robert Packer hospital, Sayre.  She was born April 17, 1925 in Mount Jewett, Pa. a daughter of Eva Cleveland Root and the late Carl Root.  Evelyn was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for over 37 years until her retirement.  Evelyn enjoyed playing bingo with her friends, reading and the company of her two great-granddaughters.  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ronald L. and Barbara Wood of Rome; daughter and son-in-law, Claire and Max Otis of Towanda; daughter, Eileen Compton of Athens; mother, Eva Root of the Bradford County Manor, Burlington ;six grandchildren, Christine Seipler Estelle, Jackie Seipler Vanderpool, Shellli Brian, Nancy Compton, Sonya Wood, Richard Adam Wood; five great-grandchildren, Cody Zachary, Michael, Cassidy and Vanessa; three brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Carmella Root of Canton, Leonard and Reva Root of Arkport, N.Y. and Robert and Rita Root of Towanda; brother, Lawrence Root of Buffalo, N.Y.; sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Len Pearson of Midway, Texas; special sister and brother-in-law, Carole and Bill McCathern of Towanda and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, John R. Biran in July 1956 and Richard L. Wood Feb. 24, 1995; father, Carl Root in 1954; grandsons, Brian Seipler in November 1984 and Kyle Wood in December 1986 and brother, Ivan Root.  A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church officiating.  The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until the time of the service.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers. Mills.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, Pa. in Evelyn Root Wood’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

HARRY ROOT, 75 formerly of 505 Harris St., Sayre and the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda died Sunday, Nov. 9, 1986 at the Bradford County Manor.  Born Dec. 18, 1910 in Beech Haven, Pa. he was the son of the late Harry and Minnie Feist Root.  Mr. Root was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army for 12 years.  He was employed by the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens and later by the Lehigh-Valley Railroad in Sayre for many years.  He was a member of the Sayre American Legion Post and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge No. 1367, Towanda.  Surviving are four sons; Harry Bryant Root, Jr. of Granville Summit, Aubrey Dale Root of Sayre, Raymond Eugene Root of Monroeton and Robert Michael Root of Edgewater, Fla.; eight daughters; Mrs. Boyce (Arvilla) Edwards of LeRaysville; Mrs. Boyd (Lois) Repsher of San Diego, Cal., Mrs. Donna Thomas of E. Berlin, Pa., Mrs. Ann Crawn of LeRaysville, Mrs. Robert (Linda) Casselbury of LeRaysville, Miss Sheila Root of Sayre, Mrs. Richard (Connie) Swetland of Sayre, Mrs. Daniel (Nancy) Arnold of San Diego, Cal. and 38 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Mae Dodge Root in 1967 and by a son, James Root in 1981.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Joseph J. Gasper of Athens officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends this evening from 7-9 at the funeral home.  Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord full military honors at the cemetery Wednesday afternoon.  The family requests that memorials be directed to the American Heart Association in care of Mary Henderson, AHA Memorial, P.O. Box 428, Sayre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

ROOT - COLLINS
Quinnet Robin Of Elmira, NY Age 43, of Williams Street, died on Saturday, May 28, 2005. She was born May 16, 1962, the daughter of the late Gerald and Ella (Borge) Root. She is survived by her loving children, Brandon Collins and Lacy Elwood, both of Corning, NY; sisters, Elizabeth (Roy) Cross of Mainesburg, PA, Wanda (Gary Langebartel) Cooper of Erin, NY; brother, Michael (Chris) Root of Penbroke, GA; along with several nieces, nephews and many friends. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Tuesday, June 21, 2005, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. A Memorial Service honoring her life will be celebrated following the visitation. Quinnet will be laid to rest in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills, PA.

ELWIN CLINTON ROSS, 83, of LeRaysville RR 1, Pike Twp., died Monday evening, March 13, 1995, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Dec. 30, 1911, in Pike Township.  He was a son of the late Fred and Elsie Reynolds Ross.  Elwin attended school in LeRaysville and later worked on the family farm for several years.  He hauled milk in LeRaysville for area farmers for a member of years and was formerly employed by Montrose Tractor and by Kintner Equipment in Wyalusing for many years until his retirement.  On July 2, 1947, he married the former Gladys Agatha Cook who preceded him in death on June 24, 1987.  In early years Elwin enjoyed flying a plane, which he owned with his brother, Eugene, and was a member of the Towanda Pilots Assn.  Following his retirement Elwin worked on the farm of Morgan and Frances Davis.  Surviving are: a daughter, Patricia Loyack of Homets Ferry; three sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth F. and Susan Ross, Sr. of LeRaysville,  Richard E. and Deborah Ross of West Warren, Karl F. and Pamela Ross of LeRaysville RR 1; 12 grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Eugene and Eleanor Ross of Harford, Pa., Ward and Margaret Ross of Allis Hollow; a sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Alan Arnold of New Milford, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Arlene Kissell in July 1994, Zadie Ross in Jan. 1995.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, March 16, 1995, at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda with Pastor Clark M. Acker of the Sayre Seventh-Day Adventist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to: H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, in care of James W. Seipler, sec./treas., RR 1 Box 280, Rome, Pa. in Elwin Ross’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ROSS –MARGARET F. MOSIER, 87, of Wyalusing RD 3 (Standing Stone Township) died early Sunday morning June 18, 1989 at Bradford County Manor. Born December 20, 1901 in Potterville, she was a daughter of Sterling Edward and Catherine Frisbie Ross.Her main interest in life encompassed her family and home. She is survived by three daughters; Mrs. Jesse (Barbara) Walker and Mrs. Robert (Norma) Mickle both of Wyalusing RD3, Mrs. Gilbert (Julia) Acorn of Sayre; five sons: James M. Mosier of Bristol, VA, Lloyd E. Mosier of Northford, CT, Gorden E. Mosier, Wyalusing RD 3, Norman R. Mosier of Danville, NJ, Stanley D. Mosier, Wyalusing RD 3; 26 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Chaffee of Rome RD 2; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Mosier in 1978. The family will receive fiends Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. –Towanda Daily Review

ROSS - MARION L. SLATER
 Marion L. Ross Slater, 64, wife of George Slater of Burlington Township, Ulster RD 2, died Thursday evening, January 24, 1991 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born August 14, 1926 in Burlington Township, she was the daughter of Martin and Susan Bailey Ross. She was a member of Mayflower Grange and the Burlington United Methodist Church and was a former employee of the Bradford County Manor for many years. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, George R. Slater; son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Cindy Slater of Ulster RD 2; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Fred Selleck, Kathy and Roger Shock, all of Ulster RD 2 and Nancy and Harry Coxhead of Troy; six grandchildren; step-mother, Alice Ross of Burlington; brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Louise Ross, Russell and June Ross, all of Burlington; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held January 28 at the Bowen Farr Funeral Home in Ulster with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to the Tri-Township Ambulance Association of East Smithfield or to the Paramedic Unit of Memorial Hospital in care of Richard Rozell, Towanda, PA in Mrs. Slater's memory. (TGR, Thursday, January 31, 1991)

ROSS –RETHA M. ROSS DECKER, 77, of Kingsley, Pa., died April 1, 2005 in Florida. Born December 1, 1927 in LeRaysville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Herbert W. and Jean (Chaffee) Ross. Her husband, John Deforest Decker predeceased her in September of 2004. She worked at Ross Feed Mill for 36 years until her retirement in 1994 as treasurer and secretary. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Montrose, Pa. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Janelle and James Bingham, Beltsville, Md.; a son and daughter-in-law, Ross and Kathy Decker, Catati, Calif.; three grandchildren, Damian Bingham, Cheyenne and Dakota Decker; sisters and brothers-in-law, Faye and Ernest H. Blachek, Hop Bottom, Pa., Beverly and Charles Ely, Springboro, Ohio; nieces and nephews. Services will be 3 p.m., April 9, 2005, at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., a Selected Independent Funeral Home, 74 Church Street, Montrose, Pa. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m., April 8, 2005, at the funeral home. The family suggests that, if desired, memorial contributions may be made to VNA Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Lackawanna County, 301 Delaware Ave., Olyphant, PA.  -Susquehanna Independent Weekend

RICHARD R. ”DICK” ROSS, 78, of Granville Summit, RR 1, PA, died Monday, March 1, 1999 at Towanda Memorial Hospital.  Born March 10, 1920 in Toy, PA, he was a son of the late Olen and Christie Meeker Ross.  Dick served in the US Army during WW II. Shortly following the war Dick settled back to the area where he owned and operated a farm in LeRoy Township for several years.  In 1962 Dick accepted a full time position with paper Magic (Formerly Eureka) In Troy.  He retired in 1982 following 20 years of employment.  Mr. Ross was a member of the Morris Run American Legion No. 0167, the Loyal Order of the Moose, Canton Lodge No. 429 and was a life member of the Canton VFW Post N. 714.  Surviving are his wife Sadie Thomas Ross, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Scott Kenney of Camptown, PA; sisters and a brother-in-law, Eva and Harold Wilcox of Waterloo, NY and Gladys Kinch of Troy; grandchildren and their spouses, Angela (Mike) Camp of Wyalusing, Michele (Mamie) Burt of Litchfield, PA, Raymond (Betty) Adams of Texas, Suzanne (Darrell) Heller of Wyoming; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents Mr. Ross was preceded in death by brothers, Lawrence “Sandy” Ross, William Dunbar and a sister Winifred Kunes.  Funeral services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home in canton on March 4 with Pastor Willard Strunk officiating.  Interment is to follow in Bradford County Memorial Park with Canton VFW Post No. 714 according full military honors.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Grover Church of Christ’s memorial fund, PO Box 83, Grover, PA or to a charity of one’s choice in Mr. Ross’ memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

Richard R. ”Dick” ROSS, 78, of Granville Summit, RR 1, PA, died Monday, march 1, 1999 at Towanda Memorial Hospital.  Born March 10, 1920 in Toy, PA, he was a son of the late Olen and Christie Meeker Ross.  Dick served in the US Army during WW II. Shortly following the war Dick settled back to the area where he owned and operated a farm in LeRoy Township for several years.  In 1962 Dick accepted a full time position with paper Magic (Formerly Eureka) In Troy.  He retired in 1982 following 20 years of employment.  Mr. Ross was a member of the Morris Run American Legion No. 0167, the Loyal Order of the Moose, Canton Lodge No. 429 and was a life member of the Canton VFW Post N. 714.  Surviving are his wife Sadie Thomas Ross, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Scott Kenney of Camptown, PA; sisters and a brother-in-law, Eva and Harold Wilcox of Waterloo, NY and Gladys Kinch of Troy; grandchildren and their spouses, Angela (Mike) Camp of Wyalusing, Michele (Mamie) Burt of Litchfield, PA, Raymond (Betty) Adams of Texas, Suzanne (Darrell) Heller of Wyoming; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents Mr. Ross was preceded in death by brothers, Lawrence “Sandy” Ross, William Dunbar and a sister Winifred Kunes.  Funeral services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home in canton on March 4 with Pastor Willard Strunk officiating.  Interment is to follow in Bradford County Memorial Park with Canton VFW Post No. 714 according full military honors.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Grover Church of Christ’s memorial fund, PO Box 83, Grover, PA 17725 or to a charity of one’s choice in Mr. Ross’ memory.

RUSSELL H. ROSS, 71 of Burlington died June 7, 1995 at his home following a brief illness.  Born Aug. 31, 1923 in Sayre, he was the son of the late Martin and Susan Bailey Ross.  He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy in the European Theatre.  He was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 17 years and was later employed by Agway Energy Products in Towanda for many years.  On May 25, 1995 Russell and his wife, the former June Kelley celebrated 50 years of marriage.  He was a member of the Burlington United Methodist Church and Troy American Legion Post No. 49 and was a 50-year member of the Mayflower Grange, Luthers Mills.  Surviving are his wife; a son, Harry R. Ross, Troy; daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Marvin Spencer, Canton and Robyn and James Sloan, Dallas, TX; grandchildren, Kevin and Michelle Spencer, Hershey, PA, Keith Spencer, Arlington, VA, Nathan Ross, Troy, Nicole and Ryan Schrader, Kingsland, GA, and J. T. Conner and William Sloan, Dallas, TX; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Louise Ross, Burlington; stepmother, Alice Ross, Burlington; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joe and Mary Lou Kelly, Granville Summit, Jack and Mary Alice Kelley, Sodus Point, NY and James and Janet Kelley, Fordland, MO; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Marion Slater on Jan. 24, 1991.  A memorial service was held June 10 at the Burlington United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kermit Shrawder, pastor officiating.  Interment will be later in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy.  The family requests that memorials may be directed to the Burlington United Methodist Church in care of Eileen Sherman, P.O. Box, Burlington, PA, the Bradford Unit of the American Cancer Society, 413 S. Main St., Athens, PA or to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA in Mr. Ross’ memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

HARRY L. ROUGHT, 71, of 204 ½ N. Main St., Towanda, died Sunday afternoon, Nov. 5, 2000.  Born June 26, 1929 in Stevensville, he was a son of the late Benjamin and Edith Decker Rought.  In earlier years Harry worked on Mills Farm in North Towanda Township and the Fox Chase Farm in Towanda Township.  Later he was employed by Daily Express in Wysox, the Wysox Township Supervisors and the Claverack Rural Electric Cooperative.  On July 3, 1948, Harry married the former Elizabeth Sites in Towanda.  He was a social member of Asylum V.F.W. Post No. 6072, and the Rough-Hall American Legion Post of Black Walnut.  Harry loved the outdoors, camping, fishing and gardening.  Surviving are his wife; Elizabeth Rought, at home; daughters and sons-in-law; Harriet R. and Joseph Benjamin of North Towanda, Janet M. Saxon of Towanda, Cindy S. and Lawrence Spencer of Spring Lake, Towanda RR 4, Linda M. Whyte of Towanda, Betty J. and Randy Bennett of Rome, Barbara A. and Edwin Gowin of New Albany, Hila J. and Robert Kinner of Mercur Hill, and Carol L. and Edward Howard of Towanda; 24 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; a sister; Alice Youkoski of Hornbrook; a sister and brother-in-law; Pearl “Midge” and Robert Goodreau of Wilawana, Pa.; a brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Mary Woodruff of Laceyville; a sister-in-law, Mildred Rought of Towanda; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Louella Divine, and a brother, John William Rought Sr.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, 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 the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Wednesday morning at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

John ROUGHT SR., 75, of Towanda, PA died September 10, 1997 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born June 1, 1922 in Stevensville, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Edith Decker Rought.  John was a veteran of World War II and received several medals.  He was employed by Ward LaFrance and Kennedy Valve Corp. in Elmira and later, by Masonite for 26 years before retiring in 1988.  He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post N. 42.  Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Mildred Ackley Rought, at home; children and their spouses, Sharon and John Slocum of Wysox, Mary and Jim Heath of N. Towanda, John Rought Jr. of Towanda, Francis and Kandi Rought of Athens, PA, Joe and Carol Rought of East Troy, PA, Harry Rought and fiancée Sue Sheridan of Towanda and John Rought III and Chris Rought, both of Towanda; 24 grandchildren 23 great-grandchildren; two sisters and two brothers; nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services were held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda on September 13 with Pastor David Wilkerson of the Church of the Hill, Milan, officiating.  Interment was to be in Bradford County memorial Park, Luthers Mills, with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.

ROUGHT –MARCHETA C. KRISE, age 71, Horseheads, NY, formerly of Corning, NY, died Friday, December 12, 1997 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY.  Mrs. Krise was born July 6, 1926 in Troy, Pa, the daughter of the late Burt and Thelma Snyder Rought.  Mrs. Krise and her husband owned and operated the Little Truck Stop Restaurant in Corning, NY for several years.  She attended the Central Baptist Church in Corning.  She is survived by her husband of 55 years.  Franklin R. Krise; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Howard Baldwin of Troy, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Allan and Roxanne Krise of Coopers Plains, NY; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brothers and sister-in-law, Burton and Jean Rought of Horseheads, NY; sisters and brothers-in-law, Winona and Leon Darrow of Troy, PA and Lorraine and Stewart Jenkins of Mansfield, PA; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Minnie and Cleon Mickley of Gillett, PA.  Marie Krise of Woodhull, NY, Teresa Rought of Horseheads, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services were held December 16 at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home in Horseheads with the Re. Ronald Aebersold officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

ROUGHT, Marcheta C. Krise, age 71, Horseheads, NY, formerly of Corning, NY died Friday, December 12, 1997 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY.  Mrs. Krise was born July 6, 1926 in Troy, PA, the daughter of the late Burt and Thelma Snyder Rought.  Mrs. Krise and her husband owned and operated a Little Truck Stop Restaurant in Corning, NY for several years.  She attended the Central Baptist Church in Corning.  She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Franklin R. Krise; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Howard Baldwin of Troy, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Allan and Roxanne Krise of Coopers Plains, NY; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Burton and Jean Rought of Horseheads, NY; sisters and brothers-in-law, Winona and Leon Darrow of Troy, PA and Lorraine and Stewart Jenkins of Mansfield, PA; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law Minnie and Cleon Mickley of Gillett, PA, Marie Krise of Woodhull, NY, Teresa Rought of Horseheads, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services were held December 16 at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home in Horseheads with the Rev. Ronald Aebersold officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.

ALLEN M. ‘ROUPIE’ ROUPP, 52, of 14 Brann St., Canton, died Tuesday, June 29, 1993, in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Mr. Roupp was born April 7, 1941, at Blossburg, Tioga Co., Pa., the son of Paul and Mary Fuller Roupp.  For the past year Roupie was employed at Eastern Best Products in Canton.  He had also worked at Swayze folding Box Co. of Canton for over 20 years until its closing.  Allen attended school at Liberty, Pa.  He was a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish; lifetime member, very active member and fire policeman for the Canton Fire Department, Innes Hose Co.; and driver for the Canton Ambulance Association.  Surviving are his wife, the former Mable Porter.  They celebrated 22 years of marriage Aug. 22, 1992.  Also surviving are two daughters, Kimberly and Bobbie Roupp, both hat home; parents, Paul and Mary Fuller Roupp of Williamsport; sister and brother-in-law, Janice and John Meredith of Bend, Ore.; special mother-in-law, Etta Porter of Canton RR2; 19 foster children; many beloved baby-sitting kids; a very special neighbor, Kate Alexander of Canton; nieces, nephews and cousins.  Visitation will be held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Thursday, 2-4 and 6-8:30 p.m.  Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ronald J. Beistline, his pastor and the Rev. David M. Waver officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  Memorial donations may be directed to Robert Packer Hospital ICU Trauma Center, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa in Roupie’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ROUPP –BERTHA ANNA OSTRANDER, 82, Canton RR 1 died February 20, 1996 at Towanda Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Liberty Twp., on October 31, 1913, the daughter of Harvey and Clara Roupp.  Mrs. Ostrander attended the West Burlington Methodist Church; was employed by Cumming Lumber Co.; McClure Motor Co.; and Penn Troy Co.  She did general house work and sat with the elderly and loved her flowers and enjoyed cooking.  Surviving are her children, Harold and Joan Ostrander, Canton, Geraldine Welch and Jack Bedford, Canton, Howard and Martha Ostrander, Troy, Robert Ostrander, Columbia Cross Roads, Clarence Ostrander, Jr., and Debbie Isaacs, Canton, Linda Brown, Canton; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Eldor Clark, Wellsboro; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence Ostrander in 1978 and two brothers, one sister, three half-brothers and two half-sisters.  Friends may call at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, February 22 from 7 to 9 p.m.   Funeral service will be held February 23 from the funeral home at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jeffrey Patton officiating.  Burial will be in Bradford Co. Memorial Park.  Memorials may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association or the Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

ROUPP - BERTHA OSTRANDER
Bertha Anna Ostrander, 82, of Canton RR 1, PA died Tuesday, February 20, 1996 at Towanda Memorial Hospital. She was born in Liberty Township, Tioga County, PA on October 31, 1913, the daughter of Harvey and Clara Roupp. She attended the West Burlington Methodist Church. She was employed by Cummings Lumber Company, McClure Motor Company and Penn-Troy Company. She is survived by children, Harold and Joan Ostrander of Canton; Geraldine Welch and Jack Bedford of Canton; Howard and Martha Ostrander of Troy, Robert Ostrander of Columbia Cross Roads, Clarence Ostrander Jr. and Debbie Isaacs of Canton, Linda Brown of Canton; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Eldora Clark of Wellsboro, PA; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence Ostrander in 1978; two brothers and a sister; three half-brothers and two half-sisters. February 23 with the Rev. Jeffrey Patton officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association or the Towanda Memorial Hospital. (TGR Thursday, February 29, 1996)

ROUPP –BERTHA ANNA OSTRANDER, 82, Canton RR 1 died February 20, 1996 at Towanda Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Liberty Twp., on October 31, 1913, the daughter of Harvey and Clara Roupp.  Mrs. Ostrander attended the West Burlington Methodist Church; was employed by Cumming Lumber Co.; McClure Motor Co.; and Penn Troy Co.  She did general house work and sat with the elderly and loved her flowers and enjoyed cooking.  Surviving are her children, Harold and Joan Ostrander, Canton, Geraldine Welch and Jack Bedford, Canton, Howard and Martha Ostrander, Troy, Robert Ostrander, Columbia Cross Roads, Clarence Ostrander, Jr., and Debbie Isaacs, Canton, Linda Brown, Canton; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Eldor Clark, Wellsboro; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence Ostrander in 1978 and two brothers, one sister, three half-brothers and two half-sisters.  Friends may call at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, February 22 from 7 to 9 p.m.   Funeral service will be held February 23 from the funeral home at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jeffrey Patton officiating.  Burial will be in Bradford Co. Memorial Park.  Memorials may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association or the Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

ROUPP Ronald L.
Age 65, of Exchange Street, Troy, PA, died Sunday evening, November 30, 2008, at home with his family at his side. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, December 4, 2008, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. Ron's funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. Interment with Full Military Honors will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA. Ron was born July 5, 1943 in Troy, PA, son of the late Loren and Airetta (Gayles) Roupp and was a graduate of Troy High School Class of 1961. Following high school he served his country with the US Air Force from 1962 to 1966 and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal. Ron worked at Masonite, which later became Craftmaster Manufacturing, Inc. in Towanda, PA. His memberships included the Troy Veterans Club, Troy Rod & Gun Club. He enjoyed spending time with his family. In his spare time Ron found great pleasure in wildlife, hunting, fishing and shooting targets. Survivors include his two sons, Loren (Michelle Pellegrini) Roupp of Troy, PA, and John (Michelle) Roupp of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; a brother, Edward (Clair) Butler of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Quentin, Jessica, Zachary Roupp, Lacy Benson, Damein, Ashley and Harley Roupp; former wife and caregiver, Dawn Lewis of Troy, PA; several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends; and his two special feline friends, Josh and Jake. His parents preceded him in death. Memorials are directed to Memorial Hospital Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/2/2008

ROWE - (ALLIS)
Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Allis, 81, kin of several Valley area residents, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Miller funeral Home in Towanda.  Rev. Harry L. Ferguson will officiate  Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Mrs. Allis, who has been residing with her son, Arthur in Ulster, died at the Robert Packer Hospital Tuesday evening Oct. 26, 1971 following a short illness.

ROWE –VIRGINIA L. JOHNSTON, 61, of Sayre RD1 died Saturday January 6, 1990 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre following an extended illness. Born November 4, 1928 in Bumpville, she was the daughter of Walter and Lora Van Sice Rowe. A life-long resident of the Valley she was employed for many years with Sayre Lingerie until her retirement in July 1982. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Lionel (Bob) Johnston at home: three sons, Carl Johnston of Sayre, Keith and David Johnston, both of Athens: four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Jean) Griffith of Athens, Mrs. Keith (Joyce) Wandell of Sayre, Mrs. Daniel (Elaine) Crispwell of Rome, Susan Knell of Pringle: three brothers: Harvey Woodburn Jr. of Elmira, William Rowe of Ulster, Edwin Rowe of Athens: three sisters, Mar Lou Thetga of Towanda, Linda Sundloff of Lockwood, NY, Mary Barry of Sayre; 14 grandchildren, one great-grandson and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother, Lora Woodburn in 1985. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Arnold Covey, pastor of the First Church of God, Sayre officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. –Towanda Daily Review

RUBERT –MILDRED L. KELLOCK, 68, wife of Robert L. Kellock of 103 Maple St., Monroeton died early Saturday morning November 12, 1988 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. She was born November 28, 1919 in Burlington Township. She was a daughter of John W. and Ruth Biles Rubert. Mildred was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1938. On January 25, 1940 she was married to Robert L. Kellock. Mrs. Kellock was associated with H. R. Block tax consultants in Towanda for many years, retiring early in 1988. She was a member of the Monroeton United Methodist Church and the Iona Grange. She was a former member of the Monroe Fire Co. Ladies'’ Auxiliary and served as a librarian at the Monroeton Library. She also served as Judge of Elections in Monroe Borough for many years. Mildred enjoyed crocheting, reading and traveling in her leisure time. Surviving are her husband, Robert L. Kellock at home; two sons, Robert J. Kellock of Wysox, Technical Sergeant Randy A. Kellock stationed with the U.S. Air Force at Grand Fords, ND; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Sharon) Honeywell of Sugar Run; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Albert (Helen) Robare of Towanda, Mrs. Roger (Pauline) Rock of Morrisonville, NY; a brother, Gerald Rubert of Owego; also nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Hester Rock in August of 1962 and by a brother, Raymond Rubert in October 1988. The family will receive friends Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the Mayrott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Emmalou Kirchmeier, her pastor officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Bradford Unit of the American Cancer Society, 515 S. Main St., Athens in Mrs. Kellock’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

RUMSEY –MYRTLE G. OGDEN, 79, of Troy RD 3, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1989 at the Troy Community Hospital.  She was born May 23, 1909 in Mainesburg, Pa., the daughter of Frank and Melissa Bartlett Rumsey.  She was a member of the Wetona United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Ogden was a graduate of the Mansfield Normal School and was a former school teacher at Thompson Hill, Wetona and Riggs schools.  She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Cecil (Marion) Knapp of Columbia Cross Roads; nieces, Mrs. Lynn (Louise) Ayres of Granville Summit RD 1 and Mrs. Herbert (Lucille) Mallory of Marion, Pa.; nephew, Clyde Bristol of Lawrence, Kansas; several great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband Eli Ogden, in 1978 and by a sister, Maude Rumsey Bristol in 1974.  Friends may call at the Vickery funeral Home, 110 West Main St., Troy, on Friday from 2-4 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. David Watkins officiating.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Memorials may be directed to the Wetona United Methodist Church.  –Towanda Daily Review.

RUNDELL –ELLA M. MAY, 85, Cedar Ridge Apartments, Canton, PA, died June 8, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira, NY.  Born on July 25, 1916 in Towanda, PA, she was a daughter of the late William S. and Julia E. VanGorder Rundell.  On July 8, 1944 she married Maxwell P. “Max” May in Elmira Heights, NY.  He predeceased her in 1987.  In earlier years she was employed by the Hosiery Mill in Troy.  She later worked at the former Canford Manufacturing in Canton for many years until her retirement in 1978.  Mrs. May was a member of the former St. James Episcopal Church in Canton, and later the St. Paul Episcopal Church in Troy.  Since 1954 she was very active in the WOTM Canton Lodge No. 429 and belonged to their College of Regents for over 38 years.  Always community minded, she was involved in Canton V.I.A. (Village Improvement Association), The Street of Shops Group, and was a volunteer driver for the Endless Mountains Transportation Services.  Her hobbies included making arts and crafts and tending to her plants.  A very knowledgeable and talented gardener, she lovingly created wonderful flower beds to be enjoyed by all her friends and neighbors at Cedar Ridge.  May these beautiful flowers now be a fitting memorial to her.  Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Melanie (Forrest) MacDonald, Huntingdon, PA; Roxanna (Thomas) Siracusa, Henrietta, NY; Rebecca (Anthony) Burin, Odessa, NY; nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Patsy May, Canton, PA; sister, Ethel H. Lewis, Gillett, PA; several nieces, nephews, and cousins, and many dear friends.  In addition to her husband of 43 years she was preceded in death by a son; Dennis M. May; brothers, Rodney, Howard and Ralph Rundell; a sister-in-law, Ethel Rundell.  The family invites friends to call in celebration of Mrs. May’s life from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at the Pepper Funeral home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  A memorial service will follow at 4 with the rev. Mary Kisner officiating.  Burial will be noon Sunday, June 16 at the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.  Those who wish to direct memorials in Mrs. May’s name may send them to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA or to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Foundation, 600 roe Ave., Elmira, NY.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

RUNDELL - ELLA M. MAY
 Ella M. May, 85, Canton, PA died Saturday, June 8, 2002 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. She was born July 25, 1916 in Towanda, PA, a daughter of the late William S. and Julia E. VanGorder Rundell. In earlier years Ella was employed by the Hosiery Mill in Troy.  She later worked at the former Canford Manufacturing Co. in Canton for many years until her retirement in 1978. Mrs. May was a member of the former St. James Episcopal Church in Canton and later, the St. Paul Episcopal Church in Troy.  Since 1954 she had been very active in the WOTM Canton Lodge No. 429 and belonged to their College of Regents for over 38 years. Ella was involved in Canton's Village Improvement Association, the Street of Shops group and was a volunteer driver for the Endless Mts. Transportation Services. Mrs. May is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Melanie and Forrest MacDonald of Huntingdon, PA, Roxanna and Thomas Siracusa of Henrietta, NY and Rebecca and Anthony Burin of Odessa, NY; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Patsy May of Canton, PA; sister, Ethel H. Lewis of Gillett, PA; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. She was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Maxwell P. May in 1987; son, Dennis M. May; brothers, Rodney, Howard and Ralph Rundell; and sister-in-law, Ethel Rundell. Memorial services will be held June 15 (4 pm) at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Mary Kisner officiating and burial to be at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Memorials in Mrs. May's name may be sent to the American Heart Associaton, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Foundation, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905. (TGR, Thursday, June 13, 2002

RUNDELL –ELLA M. MAY, 85, Cedar Ridge Apartments, Canton, PA, died June 8, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira, NY.  Born on July 25, 1916 in Towanda, PA, she was a daughter of the late William S. and Julia E. VanGorder Rundell.  On July 8, 1944 she married Maxwell P. “Max” May in Elmira Heights, NY.  He predeceased her in 1987.  In earlier years she was employed by the Hosiery Mill in Troy.  She later worked at the former Canford Manufacturing in Canton for many years until her retirement in 1978.  Mrs. May was a member of the former St. James Episcopal Church in Canton, and later the St. Paul Episcopal Church in Troy.  Since 1954 she was very active in the WOTM Canton Lodge No. 429 and belonged to their College of Regents for over 38 years.  Always community minded, she was involved in Canton V.I.A. (Village Improvement Association), The Street of Shops Group, and was a volunteer driver for the Endless Mountains Transportation Services.  Her hobbies included making arts and crafts and tending to her plants.  A very knowledgeable and talented gardener, she lovingly created wonderful flower beds to be enjoyed by all her friends and neighbors at Cedar Ridge.  May these beautiful flowers now be a fitting memorial to her.  Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Melanie (Forrest) MacDonald, Huntingdon, PA; Roxanna (Thomas) Siracusa, Henrietta, NY; Rebecca (Anthony) Burin, Odessa, NY; nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Patsy May, Canton, PA; sister, Ethel H. Lewis, Gillett, PA; several nieces, nephews, and cousins, and many dear friends.  In addition to her husband of 43 years she was preceded in death by a son; Dennis M. May; brothers, Rodney, Howard and Ralph Rundell; a sister-in-law, Ethel Rundell.  The family invites friends to call in celebration of Mrs. May’s life from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at the Pepper Funeral home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  A memorial service will follow at 4 with the rev. Mary Kisner officiating.  Burial will be noon Sunday, June 16 at the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.  Those who wish to direct memorials in Mrs. May’s name may send them to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA or to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Foundation, 600 roe Ave., Elmira, NY.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

RUSSELL –MRS. ALICE RUSSELL MAY, 68, formerly of McCallum Manor, Canton, died at the Bradford County Manor, Thursday, June 8, 1976, following a prolonged illness.  She was born in Canton on March 8, 1908, a daughter of George and Alice Burrows Russell.  She was the widow of C. LaRue May, who died Oct. 20, 1964.  She is survived by two sons, Lynn E. May of Canton RD 2 and Carroll L. May of Kenton, Ohio; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; a brother, Harry Russell of Canton; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services were held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, on Sunday at 2 p.m.  Burial was in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

HARRY RUSSELL, 93, a former resident of 32 E. South Ave., Canton, died February 21, 1990 at the Bradford County Manor, where he had been a resident for the past six months.  Mr. Russell was born December 26, 1896 in Canton, a son of George and Alice Burrows Russell.  He was retired from the former Belmar Manufacturing Co.  Mr. Russell was a member of the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), an U.S. Army veteran of World War I, charter member and past commander of Canton VFW Post 714, a life member of Innes Hose Co., Canton Fire Co. and Canton Moose Lodge 429.  He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Mary Helen Russell, Leighton, RD 3; daughter and son-in-law, Ellen and Mark Buck, Troy, RD 3; Daughter, Martha Watkins, Canton; 16 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with Rev. David B. Morris, his pastor officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.  Friends may call Thursday at the funeral home from 6:30-8:15 p.m.  The Canton VFW Post 714 will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home on Thursday at 8:45.  Memorial donations may be directed to the American Heart Association, Sayre, PA in Mr. Russell’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

RUSSELL Martha Watkins, 84, of the McCallum Manor in Canton, Pa., died
unexpectedly on Saturday morning April 24, 2010 at her home.  Martha Eloise Russell was born in Canton on May 23, 1925. She was a daughter of the late Harry and Emily (MILLER) Russell. Martha attended Canton High School and later worked at Canton Manufacturing for many years until retiring in 1987. She was a member of the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) and in earlier years was active with the Women of the Moose, Canton Lodge 981.  Throughout life, Martha possessed a strong work ethic. Her family always came first and her main interest was providing for them as a young single mother. Martha will be fondly remembered as a good, humorous person that had a keen "tell it like it is" attitude.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, traveling (especially the van trips with the McCallum Manor), ball games, eating out and shopping.  Martha is survived by three daughters, Barbara (Denny) Perry , Linda (Don) Chilson all of Canton, Cheri Case of Troy; 11 grandchildren, Devin (Andrea) Perry, Damon "Boo" (Laurie) Perry, Melissa Wilcox, Michele (Dave) Crofut, Monica (Todd) Acla, Karyn (Chad) Harwick, Kristy (Jason Comstock) Case, Zachery Watkins, Cassie (Bob) Blaney, Crissi and Carrie Cole; 19 great-grandchildren, Justin and Logan Perry, Addison Perry, Kayla Parker, Derek and Dylan Wilcox, Taylor, Taryn, Tiffany and Trinity ACLA, Tyler Crofut, Camryn, Canyin and Darton Harwick, Tyler and Raegan Comstock, Andrew Watkins, Marlee and Toby Stanton; a brother, Robert (Mary Helen) Russell of Lehighton, Pa.; a brother-in-law, Mark Buck of Troy; many friends and neighbors at the McCallum Manor; several nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Russell "Rusty" Watkins in 1991 and a sister, Ellen Buck.  A memorial service to honor Martha's life will be held at a later date. Burial will be held in the Bradford County Memorial Park. Those who wish may direct memorials in Martha Watkins' name to the Leroy Community Assoc. c/o 5106 Southside Rd., Canton, Pa. 17724.  The Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements.  April 27, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

RUSSICK –GLORIA RUSSICK BENJAMIN, 72, a resident of the Smith Personal Care Home in Wyalusing for the past 11 years and former resident of Third Street, Towanda, died Tuesday evening, Dec. 28, 2004 at Memorial Hospital of Towanda.  Born March 28, 1932 on Lime Hill, Wyalusing Township, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Russick and Ruth Stethers Russick.  In early years, Gloria was employed by the Marie Foyle Nursing Home in Towanda and also provided private home care for area residents.  She later served as a newspaper carrier for The Daily Review in Towanda for many years.  Gloria enjoyed fishing and playing cards.  Surviving are: two daughters and sons-in-law Linda and Harry Johnson Sr. of Nichols, N.Y. and Lorraine and James E. Walker of Rummerfield, Pa.; a son Robert W. Benjamin Jr.; five grandchildren:  Harry Johnson Jr., Jason Walker, Tara Johnson, Jennifer Walker and Michael Johnson; four great-grandchildren: Trevor Walker, Shania Walker, Kylie Johnson, and Jared Woodruff; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by: her husband, Robert W. Benjamin Sr. on Dec. 27, 1991; three brothers: Jack, Paul and Max Russick.  The funeral and committal service will be held 1 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Rev. Ronald Troup, pastor of the Monroeton United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends on Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests memorial contributions may be directed to Memorial Hospital, Hospital Dr., Towanda, Pa. or to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, East Third St., Williamsport, Pa. in Gloria Benjamin’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

JACK STANLEY RUSSICK, 59, of 617 Third St., Towanda died early Friday morning January 27, 1989 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born March 18, 1929 in Wyalusing Twp. (Lime Hill), he was a son of the late Joseph and Ruth Stethers Russick. Mr. Russick was employed by several area farms and also worked for a lumbering mill for ten years. Surviving are two brothers: Paul Russick of East Smithfield and Max Russick of Rush: a sister, Mrs. Robert (Gloria) Benjamin of Towanda: two uncles, Kenneth and Francis Stethers, both of Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends Sunday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Funeral service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park. –Towanda Daily Review

RUTLO - PASSERI, Helen Alberta (Rutlo)
Age 85, of Troy and formerly of Austinville, PA, died surrounded by her family on Thursday, July 16, 2009 in Troy Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late John Passeri who died April 16, 1991. The couple had 45 happy years together. Family and friends are welcome to call from 12:00-1:00 PM on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at the Fellowship Bible Church, Just off Rt. 14 on Mud Creek Road south of Troy, PA. The memorial service to honor Helen's life will be held at 1:00 at Fellowship Bible Church with Rev. James Shay officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Helen was born on December 5, 1923 in Scranton, PA, daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Ruotolo) Rutlo. She worked for Paper Magic on the assembly line for over 33 years and was Catholic by faith. Helen is survived by her sons: Ronald W. Passeri and John R. Passeri, Sr., both of Troy, her daughters: June (John) Bower of Troy, and Bonnie (Stewart Sherman) Peterson of Lowman, NY, her grandsons: Raymond Bower, Michael Wilcox, and John R. Passeri, Jr., along with several nieces and nephews. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John, her brothers, Fred and Orest Rutlo, and sister, Emma Maira.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/18/2009

RUTTY –MRS. MARY R. FLANNERY, 76, 112 E. Main St., Canton, died Wednesday evening, June 14, 1972 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward F. Flannery, who died in 1960.  Mrs. Flannery was born in Towanda, Feb. 9, 1896, daughter of the late John and Catherine Lalley Rutty.  She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Canton, and its Altar and Rosary Society.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. C. K. Reinhard, Canton RD 1, and Miss Rita Flannery, Canton; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  A Requiem Mass was celebrated, Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church, Canton, wit the Rev. Paul Baier officiating.  Interment was in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.
 
 

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