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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



STAHLE –EDNA DRAPER - On the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, Edna Margaret (Stahle) Draper of Troy died quietly at the Bradford County Manor on her 89th birthday.  Born in Westfield, Pa., on Feb. 20, 1918, she was the daughter of Andrew and Bessie (Draper) Stahle.  Edna was married to the late Charles L. Draper, with whom she raised three sons and a daughter.  She was a kind, soft-spoken woman who enjoyed the simple pleasures of life: embroidery, visits with family and friends, and babysitting young children.  She was a woman of faith who came to know and love the Lord at an early age.  It was this faith that saw her through the trials and tribulations of life.  Edna is survived by her son Darold Draper of Williamsport, Pa.; sisters Evelyn Yale of Troy and June (and Mario) Sabatini of Pine City, N.Y.; granddaughter, Edith Draper; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; daughter, Darla; sons James and Andrew; brothers, Kenneth and Lincoln Stahle; and sisters, Erma Hill and Elda Horton.  Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton, Pa. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park. –Towanda Daily Review 2/23/2007

STAHLE - HORTON, ELDA I., Services for Elda I. Horton, 59, Troy, were held Jan. 13 at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Burial was in Bradford County Memorial Park. Arrangements were by Vickery Funeral Home. Mrs. Horton died Jan. 10, 1984 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. She was born Nov. 10, 1924 in Westfield, PA, daughter of Andrew and Bessie Draper Stahle. She was a member and deacon of Troy Baptist Church and secretary-treasurer of the Sunday School. She was an avid bowler and member of Troy Bowling Assn. She is survived by her husband George; son Tom of Columbia Cross Roads; daughters, Mrs. Robert (Wanda) Foulkrod of Troy and Mrs. Gary (Connie) Dewey of Granville Summit; seven grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Erma Hill of Beaver Dams, NY, Mrs. Edna Draper and Mrs. Jack (Evelyn) Yale of Troy and Mrs. Joseph (June) Sabatini of Pine City, NY; brother, Lincoln Stahle of Troy; sisters-in-law, Ona Lee Stahle of Elmira and Carolyn Smith of Pine City, NY.; several nieces and nephews. (TGR Jan 19, 1984)

STAHLE, Eugene K. (Gene)
Age 65, of Venice, FL, formerly of Horseheads, NY. Born on May 11, 1942 in Troy, PA. died peacefully April 19, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was an over-the-road truck driver for many years and an avid fisherman. He also served as an Honor Guard in the U.S. Army. Gene was predeceased by his father, Kenneth E. Stahle. Survived by his mother, Onalee Stahle; and loving companion, Judy Evans. Also survived by his loving children, Kenneth (Mary) Hill, Kimber Lee Hill, Julie (Gerald) Bernard, Susan Hayes, Shelley Hall and Jamon Stahle; brother, Keith (Sheila) Stahle; sisters, Linda (Gerald) Comfort, Bonny (Francis) Farren, Diane (James) Weaver, Nancy (Donald) Manwaring; 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, April 27, 2008, at 3:00 p.m. at the Elmwood Ave., Baptist Church in Elmira Heights. Interment will be at the Bradford County Memorial Park Cemetery in Towanda, PA, [Correction: Burlington PA]  at the convenience of the family. If desired, memorials may be directed to Julie Bernard, 405 Shelbourne St., Horseheads, NY 14845.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/25/2008.

STAHLE
Kevin Stahle, 34, of Okeechobee, FL, formerly of Troy, died in an automobile accident on Nov. 19, 1987, in Florida.  The funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy, with the Rev. Garry ZUBER officiating.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park Cemetery, Luthers Mills.  Memorial may be directed to the Kevin STAHLE memorial fund, in care of Kevin's parents, Mildred and Lincoln STAHLE of Troy RD 2.  Daily Review Towanda.

STANTON –MADELYN D. ‘DOROTHY’ THURSTON, 87 formerly of Athens, died Thursday, March 9, 2000 at the Bradford Co. Manor.  She was born Aug. 2, 1912 in Coalton, W.Va., the daughter of Patrick Peter and Sarah Ashcraft Stanton.  She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary Society.  She enjoyed gardening and her cats.  A loving mother and grandmother, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by five sons and their spouses, Charles and Heidi Thruston of Kannoplis, N.C., Alfred Thurston of Litchfield, Pa., Robert and Deanna Thurston of Milan, Vincent Thurston of Athens, and Philip and Nyla Thurston of Cortland, N.Y.; her grandchildren, Curt and Kelly Thurston of Charlotte, N.C., Kris and Charles Williams of Kannapolis, N.C., Mark and Candy Thurston of Athens, Jim and Martha Thurston of Owego, N.Y., Michael and Sandy Thurston of Athens, Susan Pike of Troy, John Thurston of Athens, Jeanine and Mike Meyer of Sayre, Wayne and Chris Thurston of Albany, N.Y. and Karen Thurston of Phoenix, Ariz.; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Charles, March 6, 1982; three sisters, Cecelia Loan, Mary White and Bertha Albert; and five brothers, Mark, Peter, Joe, Jim and Bill Stanton.  There will be no calling hours.  A Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Athens with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 205 N. Main St., Athens, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

WILLIAM A. STANTON SR., 79 of RR 1, Box 150D, Sayre died Saturday, March 11, 1995 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  He was born Nov. 22, 1915 in Coalton, W. Va., the son of Patrick and Sarah Ashcroft Stanton.  He moved to the Valley as a young child and attended school in the East Smithfield area.  He was employed as a dairy farmer for several area farms as a laborer.  He also worked in lumber mills, including the Levi Kellogg Mill.  Mr. Stanton was predeceased by his son, William A. Stanton Jr., in 1991; brothers, Jim, Pete, Mark, Joe; and sisters, Bertha, Cecelia and Mary.  Survivors include his wife, Dorothy at home; daughters, Betty Norton of Sayre and Teresa A. Stanton of Rome; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Madeline Thurston of Athens.  Friends may call the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home on Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. with the funeral and committal services to follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Burdett Mason officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills at a later time.  –Towanda Daily Review

STAUFFER Sara A. ROCKWELL, age 79, died Wednesday, September 3, 1997 at Bradford County Manor, Troy, PA.  She was formerly al long time resident of Rr 2, Troy, PA.  Sara was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, James A. Rockwell May 12, 1990.  Mrs. Rockwell was born in Birchrunville, Chester County, PA on January 12, 1918, the daughter of John H. and Ella M. (Lammy) Stauffer.  Sara was a member of the Calvary Alliance Church of Canton.  Survivors include:  James A. Rockwell of Salladasburg, PA and Phillip I. Rockwell of Wheaton, MD; son and daughter-in-law, Robert W. and Beatrice Rockwell of Glen Burnie, MD; daughter, Jane E. Guinan of Troy, PA; and daughter and son-in-law, Martha E. and Douglas Greer of Athens, PA; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on September 6 with Rev. David Larson, pastor of the Athens Wesleyan Church, officiating and interment to be in Pennsylvania Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.  Memorials may be directed to the Bradford County Manor’s Activity Fund, RR 3, Box 322, Troy, PA 16947.

STEELE - Florence F. Taylor, 77, of Athens, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, at Robert Packer Hospital after an extended illness. Florence was born April 28, 1930 in Hollenback, Pa., the daughter of the late Oscar and Naomi Abrams Steele. Florence was a member of Athens Wesleyan Church and enjoyed the fellowship she found on the hospitality committee and in the church's quilters’ group. She touched many lives and will always be remembered for her sweet and loving personality, which she generously shared with all those she came in contact with. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister and was a strong supporter of the Athens Boys Soccer Booster Club. She was predeceased by: her husband, Thomas in, 1996; and by her sister, Charlene Phillips, in 1962. Florence is survived by: her children, Linda and Roger Heikes of Pulaski, Va., Jerry Taylor of Athens, Karen and Brian Lantz of Athens, Sandra and Rodney Avery of Mooresville, N.C., Sharon and James Stivason of Athens and Sheila and Craig Thurston of Athens; her grandchildren, Michelle Harrower, Scott and Marsha Merritt, Erin and Aaron Schradin, Ryan Lantz, Chad Avery, Kelli Avery, Troy Stivason, Cory Stivason and Gehrig Thurston; her great-grandchildren, Dylan, Daulton, and Mattingly Harrower, Zane and Delayne Merritt, and Karter Schradin; her brother, Herbert and Leola Steele of Tunkhannock; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2008 at Athens Wesleyan Church, Wilawana Rd., Sayre. Funeral services will follow with the Rev. David Larson officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Athens Wesleyan Church, Wilawana Rd., Sayre, PA 18840; American Red Cross, 911 Stowell St., Elmira, NY 14901; or Robert Packer Hospital, 5 Main, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840. - Sayre Morning Times, 20 Feb. 2008

STEPHENS / STEVENS - JOYCE S. BURGESS
 Joyce S. Burgess, 67, of RR 2, Troy, died November 3, 1991. She was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church, the Troy Grange and the Troy Ambulance Association. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Richard A. Burgess Sr.; son, Richard A. Burgess Jr., Troy RR 2; granddaughters, Heather and Brandon; sister, Carol Stevens of Millerton, PA; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on November 5 with the Rev. Gary Zuber officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to Troy Ambulance Association. (TGR, Thursday, November 7, 1991)

KENNETH D. ‘DENNY’ STEPHENSON, 71, of 514 Second St., Towanda, died Saturday morning, March 16, 2002, following a brief illness.  Born June 21, 1930, in Towanda, he was a son of the late Harry A. and Florence Ellen Arnold Stephenson Sr.  Kenneth was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1948.  On June 21, 1952, he married the former Patricia Neiley at Christ Episcopal Church in Towanda.  Mr. Stephenson was formerly employed by the 7 UP Bottling Co. in Wysox for 10 years, Sylvania Electric in Towanda for 17 years, State Aggregates in Wysox for five years, and Wysox Sand and Gravel for 10 years until his retirement.  He was a past noble grand for the Wysox IOOF Lodge and was a member of the Towanda Area Senior Citizens.  Kenneth enjoyed walking, working crossword and jigsaw puzzles, day trips and shopping.  He loved spending time with his family and in earlier years enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Surviving are his wife of nearly 50 years, Patricia Neiley Stephenson, at home; two sons, Joseph K. and Jack W. Stephenson, both of Towanda; a brother and sister-in-law, Gordon and Sandra Stephenson of Towanda; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Stephenson of Towanda and Kay Stephenson of Rome; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Marjorie and John Hulslander of West Burlington, James and Lois Neiley of Bangor, Pa., and Robert and Mary Neiley of Standing Stone; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by three brothers, Harry Stephenson Jr. in 1981, Richard Stephenson in 1984 and Norman e. Stephenson in 1992; a sister, Rosalie Schoonover in 1998; and a brother-in-law, Robert E. Schoonover in 1977.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

STEVENS –ALICE STEVENS FRENCH, 93, widow of Guy D. French, formerly of Standing Stone, Pa., died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Born Feb. 21, 1906, in Standing Stone, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles Simon and Minnie Amelia Donley Stevens.  Alice attended the Standing Stone and Towanda school systems.  On Sept. 1, 1925, she married Guy D. French at the Universalist Church Parsonage in Towanda.  Mr. and Mrs. French made their home in Standing Stone for most of their lives, with the exception of six years when they resided in Belgrade Lakes, Maine.  She was preceded in death by her husband on July 22, 1979.  Mrs. French was an active member of the former Universalist Church in Standing Stone, which is now the Standing Stone Community Vesper Church.  She was a 40-year member of the Lt. Asa Stevens Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a 45-year member of the Standing Stone Grange and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.  Mrs. French was a well-known accomplished pianist, having played the piano for 88 of her 93 years.  She formerly served as church pianist and organist and also played for various community organizations throughout the years.  Alice’s love of music and her exceptional gift as a vocalist and soloist will be remembered by many.  Alice possessed great love for her family and was held in high regard by her many friends, who will remember her for kind and gracious manner, her love of people and willingness to help others.  Alice enjoyed flowers, baking, playing cards and spending time with family and friends.  She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.  Surviving are her children and their spouses, Charles S. and Maxine French of North Towanda (Saco), James B. and Ann French of East Towanda, Patricia A. Rogers of Standing Stone, Edna L. and Leonard Baton of Paisley, Fla., Ada M. and Paul Barnum of Towanda, Rosby N. and Marjorie French of North Towanda (Saco) and Violet L. and John Koser of Macedonia, Towanda RR 2; a daughter-in-law, Alice K. French of Chicago; a sister, Ada H. McNeal of Standing Stone; 31 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Minnie Amelia “Peggy” Seidler, on June 28, 1961; three sons, Robert D. French on Oct. 20, 1988, David E. French on Oct. 1, 1989, and Francis C. French on Sept. 27, 1990; a grandson, Michael A. Pardoe, on Aug. 23, 1994, a sister, Flora M. Weiskop on March 23, 1989; a brother, Nelson P. Stevens, on March 11, 1996.  The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, at 11 a.m. at the Standing Stone Community Vesper Church with the Rev. Robert Martin officiating.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Standing Stone Community Vesper Church in care of Edward Johnson, treasurer, RR 3, Box 256, Towanda, Pa. or to the Wysox Volunteer Emergency Medical service, Box 302, Wysox, Pa. in Mrs. French’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ARTHUR WILLIAM STEVENS, 83, formerly of Milltown and Bowie, Md., died Sunday, March 27, 2005 in Lanham, Md. He was born Sept. 25, 1921 in Endicott, N.Y., the son of the late Edward and Lulu Johnson Stevens. He was a member of the North Waverly Chapel and Skiff-Bower VFW Post No. 1536 of Sayre. He was an avid storyteller and enjoyed drawing. He was employed by the Waverly Sun and the Elmira Star-Gazette until his retirement. He is survived by: a daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Dennis Ingham of Bowie and their children Steven of Alexandria, Va., April of Waldorf, Md., and Amber of Bowie; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Bernard Blackman of Waverly, N.Y., and their son and daughter-in-law Wade and Kathy Blackman of Palmyra, N.Y., and two children Brian and Jessica, and daughter Jodi Soutar of Milltown and her children Caleb and Joshua of Waverly; stepbrother, Edward Stevens of Towanda; sister-in-law, Dorothy Ellis of Florida; brother-in-law, William Rifenburg of Sayre; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by: his wife, Ann E., on Feb. 14, 2002; and two brothers, Stanley and George Stevens. Graveside services will be held Thursday, March 31 at 2 p.m. at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, with the Rev. William Wells officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blauvelt Funeral Home. Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  –Evening Times Mar. 31, 2005.

 

STEVENS   Edward D. Stevens, 81, of Towanda RD1 known to his many friends as "Ticky" died Thursday morning at Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for the past two weeks.  He was born April 17, 1900 in Jenningsville, Pa, a son of George and Nellie DIXON Stevens.  In his earlier years, he was employed as a welder on the Lehigh Valley Railroad and also for the Pennsylvania Department of Highways until his retirement in 1965 after 35 years of service.  Following his retirement, he enjoyed fishing and the outdoors and continued his hobby of welding part-time.  Mr. Stevens was a veteran of World War 1 having served in the U.S. Army and was a llife member of the Monroeton Rod and Gun Club; the Franklin Engine Company of Towanda; a member of the Towanda Gun Club; and the American Legion Post No 42.  Survivors include his wife, Jennie BENJAMIN Stevens; three sons, Authur of Sayre, George F. of Fort Myers, Fla.. and Edward E. of Towanda; sisters; Mrs Grace McCloe of Sayre, Mrs. Anna Yetman of Waverly, NY, Mrs. Enuice Mangus of Athens, Mrs Martha Simonds of Sayre and Mrs Georgia Marshall of Buffalo, NY; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a son, Stanley Stevens; a brother Dewy; and a sister, Mrs. Lillian Newcomber.  Funeral services  will be held Monday 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda with the Rev. Gerald Sadler, pastor of the Christian Life Church, Waverly, NY officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills.  American Legion Post No. 42 will conduct graveside services.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 p.m and in the evening from 7 to 9.  Submitted by Reva Howard Wagner.  Daily Review, April 24, 1981. 

 

STEVENS - FREDA M. CAMPBELL
 Freda M. Campbell, 69, of Ulster RR 2, died Tuesday, August 18, 1992 at the Bradford County Manor. She was born July 10, 1923 in Montrose, PA, the daughter of Dayton and Ruth Jones Stevens. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Montrose and attended the Burlington United Methodist Church. Mrs. Campbell was a 40-year member and past noble grand of the Montrose Rebekah Lodge. She is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Charles Oliver of North Syracuse, NY; sister, Mary Stevens of Montrose; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Mary Ann Stevens of Johnson City, NY; stepdaughters and step-sons-in-law, Alberta and Jack Burnside of Ulster RR 2, Jean and Bill Wrisley of Ulster RR 2 and Beverly and Dale Selleck of Granville Summit RR 1; stepsons and step-daughters-in-law, Duane and Sharon Campbell of Jersey Shore, PA and Ronnie and Emily Campbell of Horseheads; 21 step-grandchildren; 22 step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a step-sister-in-law, Elsie Crane. Funeral services were held August 21 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. John C. Feaster officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to the Burlington United Methodist Church.(TGR, Thursday, August 27, 1992)

STEWART Dorothy Mae Stewart Leljedal
81, beloved wife of Jack P. Leljedal formerly of Mechanic Street, Towanda, Pa., died
Tuesday evening, August 17, 2010 at Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa. Dorothy was born in East Orange, N.J., on April 12, 1929, the daughter of the late George F. Stewart Sr. and Winifred Meehan Stewart. She was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1946 and the Barbizon School of Modeling in New York City. In early years, Dorothy was employed by the former David Wilmot Hotel in Towanda. Dorothy was a devoted communicant of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Towanda where she served as a Eucharistic Minister since Oct. 4, 1981, and as a former president of the Altar & Rosary Society. She enjoyed attending Mass daily and following Mass would join with friends for coffee. Dorothy was an active volunteer in her church with cleaning preparations and assisting in many church social events. She was a dedicated volunteer at the Bradford County Manor and served as Judge of Elections in Towanda Borough's Second Ward for many years. Dorothy was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She will be fondly remembered by her family and many friends for her love for God and family and for her kind and gracious personality. She is survived by her devoted husband of 59 years, Jack P. Leljedal, whom she married on March 31, 1951 at SS Peter & Paul Church; her children, Mary Lou Moran and her husband James of Dallas, Pa., John S. Leljedal and his wife Patricia of Towanda, Richard A. Leljedal and Becky of Towanda, Leonard F. Leljedal and his wife Sandy of Forest Hill, Md., Ronald J. Leljedal and his wife Shelia of Towanda; grandchildren, James Moran and his wife Adrienne, Jennifer Kerper and her husband Mark, Brian Leljedal, Lauren Leljedal, Shannon Clark and her husband Kevin, Sarah Adams and her husband Justin, Katie Leljedal, Beth Leljedal, Matthew Leljedal, Joseph Leljedal, Daniel Leljedal, Lindsey Leljedal and Kristin Leljedal; great-grandchildren, Jack Moran, Estella Mae Kerper, Owen Clark, Landon Clark and Ellie Adams; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, George F. Stewart Jr.; and by several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at noon on Saturday, Aug. 21, at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church,Third Street, Towanda, Pa. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 106 Third St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Dorothy's memory.- Towanda Daily Review, August 19, 2010

MR. DANA R. STONE, 75 died unexpectedly at 7:15 a.m. Friday morning, Nov. 26, 1976 in Jacksonville, Fla., after suffering a heart attack.  He and his wife stayed in Fort Meade, Fla. during the winters and his summers in Tioga County.  Mr. and Mrs. Stone had spent the Thanksgiving holiday with a son, Edward and his family in Jacksonville, Fla.  He was born in Gleason, Tioga County, June 23, 1901 a son of Walter G. and Edyes Nelson stone.  In 1966 Mr. Stone retired as a former employee of the Swayze Folding Box Company in Canton after 42 years of employment.  He and his wife, the former Bessie Carl, had been married for 53 years.  He was a member of the Canton United Methodist Church, a member and past officer of Canton IOOF No. 321 and the Encampment and a patriarch militant.  He was also a member of lady Canton Rebekah Lodge No. 362, the National Campers and Hikers Association and a life member of the Innes Hose Company in Canton.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Dianne) Stiles of Canton; two sons, Robert Stone of Canton and Edward Stone with the U.S. Navy in Mayport, Fla.; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Sellard (Hazel) Wilcox of Fort Meade, Fla., Mrs. Andrew (Bessie) VanDusen of Osceola, Pa., Mrs. Francis (Rose) Terry of Mansfield RD and Mrs. William (Margaret) Bryington of Beaver Dams, N.Y.; three brothers, Delbert Stone of Zephyrhills, Fla., Francis Stone of Ogdensburg, Pa. and Carl Stone of Gleason, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Tuesday at 1 p.m.  Officiating will be his pastor, the Rev. Dr. Raymond D. Fravel.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The Canton IOOF Lodge No. 321 will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

STONE –THEOLA STONE SMITH, 88, formerly of Rome RR 3 and Sheshequin, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Oct. 3, 1914, in Franklin Township, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Emily Howe Stone.  Theola operated a grocery store in Sheshequin for many years. She was later employed by Agway Inc. in Athens and the Athens Super Store for many years. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Rome Presbyterian Church.  Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Duane and Judy Tebo of Cape May, N.J.; stepchildren, Jane Hilfiger of Rome, Donald and Carol Smith of Rome, and Vonda and Malcolm Heath of Rome; six grandchildren and eight step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; and her brother, Edward Stone of  Swainton, Ohio.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, George J. "Keith" Tebo, in 1967, and Harry L. Smith, in 1995, and her daughter, Lois Tebo Davis, in 1968. The funeral and committal service will be held Friday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720, in Theola S. Smith's memory. Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  –Towanda Daily Review.

OWEN D. STORRS, age 74, of 22 Fassett St., Canton, died suddenly Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1980 at the Troy Community Hospital.  He was born May 21, 1905 in Granville Township, Bradford County, the son of Roy C. and Lydia Battin Storrs.  Mr. Storrs was a retired engineer on the Pennsylvania Railroad.  His wife Edna preceded him in death Aug. 20, 1975.  He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Irene) Bassett of Canton; two brothers, LaRue Storrs of Lakeville, Pa., and Lynn Storrs of Charleston, W. Va.; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral and committal services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Duane Taylor, pastor of the Alba Christian Church officiating.  Interment was in the Bradford County Memorial Park.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

STRATTON –MRS. MARY STRATTON STOWELL, 58 of North Towanda, Wednesday Mar. 30, 1949.  Survived by husband, Walter A.; daughters, Mrs. Randolph Lafy and Mrs. Robert Hemenway, both of North Towanda, Mrs. Gerald Jackson of Wyalusing; son, William Stowell of Towanda; sister, Mrs. Paul Warner of Cass, W. Va.; seven grandchildren.  Body is at the family home and today at 1:30 p.m. will be taken to the North Towanda Methodist Church, where funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m.  The Rev. Olin Campbell.  Luthers Mills (Bradford Co. Memorial Park) Cemetery.  –Elmira Advertiser 4/1/1949

 

STRAUSER Alice J. Oliver

85, of Towanda, Pa., died Friday evening, Sept. 20, 2013, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Alice was born in Catawissa, Pa., on July 3, 1928, the daughter of Albert and Helen Hess Strauser. She was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1946. Alice continued her education at the Buffalo School of Beauty in Buffalo, N.Y., graduating in 1948.In early years, Alice was employed by the beauty salons of Amy O'Rourke and Mildred Burleigh in Towanda. On Sept. 23, 1950, she married Claude C. Oliver in Towanda. Alice was later employed by the Standing Stone Dress Company for several years and in 1978 became associated with her daughter Nancy McDonald in her beauty shop in Towanda until her retirement. Alice was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Towanda, the United Methodist Women's group, Merry Methodics, the Ugly Quilts Guild and enjoyed singing in the church choir. She was a member of the Towanda Women's Club, Towanda Garden Club, Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, Endless Mountains Quilt Guild and was a life member of the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 Auxiliary. Alice served on the First Ward Election Board in Towanda Borough for many years and as a volunteer for the American Red Cross. Alice was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed sewing and knitting. Surviving are her children, Nancy L. McDonald and husband John J. McDonald of Towanda, Richard C. Oliver and wife Lois M. Oliver of Overton, Janice M. Bussell and husband Richard C. Bussell Jr. of Georgetown, Md., David W. Oliver and wife Angela M. Oliver of Towanda; grandchildren, Angela, Kate, Richard Jr., Brian, Calicia, Tia, William and Kyle; great grandchildren, Ava, Lila, Samantha, Alice, Helen, Ayden, Jayde, MacKenzie, Brenna, Dalton and Colton; brother-in-law, Robert Oliver of Wyalusing; sister-in-law, Pat Strauser of Inverness, Fla.; special cousin, Helen VanHorn of Seattle, Wash.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude C. Oliver on July 24, 1975; and her brother, Carl Strauser in May of 1991.The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will follow at 12 p.m. at the funeral home with her pastor, Rev. James Hollister officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the First United Methodist Church, 105 Main St. Towanda, Pa., or to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, 91 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848, in Alice J. Oliver's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – September 22, 2013

 

STREBY Eudora Grace Hugo

E. Grace Hugo, 78, of New Albany, Pa., died on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at the Bradford County Manor in Burlington, Pa. She was born on Aug. 8, 1932, in Forks Twp., Sullivan County, Pa., a daughter of the late Homer L. and Bertha Farrell Streby. Grace was a graduate of the Loyalsock High School, in Estella. On June 28, 1952, she married Richard R. Hugo and had celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary before his passing on Aug. 12, 2010. Grace worked at the Dushore Lingerie Factory and later worked for Osram in Towanda, and help her husband with the Butcher Shop in Evergreen. She was a loving wife and mother, an active member of the Evergreen Christian Church. She enjoyed playing the organ and had played for the church for a short time. Grace enjoyed her family and the time they could spend together. She loved gardening and crocheting.  Grace is survived by her five children, Randy and Florence (Dieffenbach) Hugo of Evergreen, Pa., Sheryl (Kevin) Rider of Towanda, Pa., Diane O'Connor ( Jim Wilcox) of New Albany Pa., Ronnie and Lois (Bouse) Hugo of Sugar Run Pa., Rick and Kim (McCustker) Hugo of Evergreen Pa.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband Grace was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd Streby. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6, in the Evergreen Christian Church, with Rev. Michael Dodd presiding. Family and friends are invited to the viewing from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday evening in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa.  Interment will follow in the Bradford County Memorial Park, in Luthers Mills, Towanda, Pa.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Memorial Hospital Skilled nursing Unit, one Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848, or the Bradford County Manor, Route 6, Troy, PA 16947, in Grace's Memory.  Towanda Daily Review - April 4, 2011

 

LLOYD L. STREETER, 70, of 705 N. River St., Athens, died Sunday morning, March 14, 2004, at his home, following a period of declining health. Born Jan. 3, 1934, in New Hackettstown, N.J., he was a son of the late Sylvester and Helen Anderson Streeter. In earlier years Lloyd served in the U.S. Air Force. He was employed as a contractor and sub-contractor in the Bradford County area for many years. Lloyd loved country and western music. He also wrote and recorded several country and western songs. Surviving are his children, Steven L. Streeter and his wife, Kathy Streeter, of Athens Township, David L. Streeter and wife, Bea Streeter, of Milltown, Brian K. Streeter and his wife, Jane Streeter, of Litchfield, John A. Streeter of Athens, Donna L. Harbst and husband John Harbst of Athens Township, Jackie M. Keiers and husband John Keiers of Sayre, and Katherine A. Streeter of Sayre; 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Chuck and Marceen Streeter of Burlington; a sister, Betty Streeter of Williamsport, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his loving friend, Marion Price of Athens. He was preceded in death by a son, Lloyd M. Streeter, on Jan. 16, 1998, and a brother, Paul Streeter. The funeral service will be held Thursday, March 18, at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Doug Stearns, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Athens, officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from noon until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, with members of the Valley Color Guard Skiff-Bower V.F.W. Post No. 1536 and Sayre American Legion Post No. 283 according full military honors. Daily Review, Submitted by Carol Brotzman

 

LLOYD M. STREETER, 42 of 101 Garden St., Sayre died Friday evening, Jan. 16, 1998 at his home following an extended illness.  Born July 4, 1955 in Waverly, N.Y. he was a son of Lloyd L. and Betty M. Casselbury Streeter.  Lloyd was a 1974 graduate of Athens Area High School.  On July 9, 1977, he married the former Linda Howe in Barton, N.Y.  Lloyd served in the U.S. Air Force from June 29, 1983 to Dec. 4, 1987.  Mr. Streeter was formerly employed by Highland Electronics in Apalachin, N.Y.  He was a member of the Honest Horse Thieve, Athens.  Surviving are his wife, Linda Howe Streeter at home; his children, Sherry M. Streeter, Melissa A. Streeter, Gary D. Ellis and Gregory T. Ellis all at home; his mother and step-father, Betty and Alfred Kowalek of Athens; his father and step-mother, Lloyd L. Streeter and Marion Price of Athens; brothers and sisters-in-law, Steven L. and Kathy Streeter of Athens, David L. and Bea Streeter of Sayre, Brian K. and Jane Streeter of Athens RR @ and John A. Streeter of Athens; sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna L. and John Harbst of Athens, Jackie M. and John Keiers of Sayre and Katherine A. Streeter of Sayre; maternal grandparents, Leonard and Katherine Casselbury of Athens; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Helen and Orin Apgar.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. John Lum, pastor of the Pilgrim Holiness Church, Sayre officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family will receive friends Tuesday one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to a fund to be established for Lloyd’s children’s continuing education in care of Northern Central Bank, attention; Rae Parks, 230 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

STRICKLAND - Daniel R. Strickland, 59, well-known area businessman of Towanda RR 3, Pa., died at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 14, 2009, at his home following an extended illness.  "Boone," as he was known by his close friends and family, was born Dec. 28, 1949, in Towanda. He was the son of the late Edward and Mary Ellen BRADLEY Strickland.  He was a graduate of the Towanda High School, class of 1967, and attended Penn State University main campus.  Dan served in the U.S. Army with an honorable discharge in 1972.  After completing his military service, Dan married the late Shirley Jean "Shirl" REES on June 11, 1972, in Towanda, who later preceded him in death on Nov. 3, 2004.  Dan assisted in the operation of the family business, Strickland Beverage Co., in Towanda. He later assumed full ownership of the business until his death.  Dan loved the outdoors, and was dedicated to deer management and the operation of his Christmas tree farm on his property in Towanda Township.  On Jan. 4, 2007, Dan married Mary C. REES and they continued Dan and Shirl's lifelong dream of building a home on his property overlooking the Monroeton valley. Together they experienced wonderful times while enjoying life on the property until his death.  Dan enjoyed elk hunting in the West and was a proud sponsor member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, having attended numerous national conventions. Dan was an official scorer for the Pope & Young Club. Dan was also a member of the following organizations: National Wild Turkey Federation, Quality Deer Management Association, Boone and Crockett Club, Whitetails Unlimited, National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited and United Bowhunters of Pennsylvania. Dan was also a member of several local organizations: Towanda Gun Club, Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, Beirne Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191, Bridge Street Hill Rod and Gun Club and Towanda Country Club.  He is survived by: his wife, Mary C. Rees Strickland of Towanda RR 3; his children, Jason Strickland and his wife, Shvonne, of Towanda RR 4, Danielle Strickland Dietz of Towanda RR 3, and Chad Strickland and his fianceé, Krystal Kuykendall, of Towanda RR 3; his grandchildren, Alexis Dietz, Arienne Strickland and soon-to-be newborn; his wife's children, Carl and Johanna Messina of Mount Holly, N.J., and Kevin and Ann Todd of Peapack, N.J.; brothers and sisters with spouses Charles and Sue Strickland of Towanda, Don and Kym Strickland of Powell, Pa., and Faye and Terry Moore of Weston; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John and Zanetta Rees of Towanda RR 3, Edward and Valerie Rees of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Malvern and Donnette Rees of North Carolina, Tom and Sue Stacey of Williamsport, Pa., and Dave Sherwood of Omaha, Neb.; an aunt, Lulu Robbins of Allis Hollow, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his first wife and parents, he was preceded in death by: his stepfather, Stephen Strickland; his sisters, Sylvia and Shirley; an infant brother, Mark; and his father-in-law, Rev. George E. Rees. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave.,   Towanda.  A private funeral service will be held at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Barner, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, P.O. Box 8249, Missoula, Montana 59807, in Daniel R. Strickland's memory.   Towanda Daily Review.

STROBRIDGE - HILDA WILCOX  HARKNESS
 Hilda Wilcox Harkness, age 81, of Kissimmee, FL, formerly of Big Pond, NY died on Friday night, June 28, 2002 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was born on September 8, 1920, in Corning, NY, the daughter of the late Ralph and Emily (Spencer) Strobridge. Hilda was a 1939 graduate of East Smithfield High School.  She worked at the Eclipse in Elmira, NY.  Hilda then owned and worked on her family farm with her husband in Big Pond. Hilda was an active member of the Faith Community Church as a Sunday School superintendent and teacher.  She was a member and treasurer for 28 years at the United Methodist Women of Big Pond and also a member of the Rebekahs of Springfield. Hilda is survived by her son, Harold "Bud" (Carolyn) Harkness of Emporia, VA; daughter Ann (Gregory) Pullen of Port Charlotte, FL; grandson, Spencer (Angelina) Pullen of Port Charlotte, FL; sisters, Flora Wheeler of Big Pond, Florence Hoose of East Troy, Rita (Raymond) Gleason of Troy, and Flossie Lines of Monroeton; sister-in-law, Nelda Strobridge of Gilmer, TX; and brothers, Harold (Ava) Strobridge of Ocala, FL and Richard "Dick" (Jean) Strobridge of Big Pond.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Willard S. Harkness; a brother, Delco "Bill" Strobridge; and her stepfather, Lon Strobridge. Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr., Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, on Friday, July 5, from 3 to 5 pm.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, July 6, 2002, at 11 am at the funeral home with the Rev. Dale Russell officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Memorial donations may be made to the Heffers International Project, Anita Fay, RR 3, Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914. (TGR, Thursday, July 4, 2002)

CHARLES STROPE
Charles Strope, 83, of Saco (Ulster RD 2) died Tuesday, September 18, 1990 at his home following a period of deteriorating health. Born March 27, 1907 in Smithfield Township, he was a son of Hiram and Cynthia Bennett Strope. Charles and his brother, Lloyd, owned and operated their farm in Ulster Township for most of their lives. He is survived by a niece, Mrs. Harold (Edith) Andrus of Mountain Lake; a nephew, John Westbrook of Macon, GA; several great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, Sam, Will, Burt, Harry and Lloyd Strope, Arilla Westbrook and Bessie Aumick. Funeral services and committal services were held September 20 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. Melvin B. Schultz officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. (TGR, Thursday, September 27, 1990)

STROPE Dora Mae - On July 27, 2010, Dora Mae (Blow) Bidlack, 68, died
peacefully surrounded by her loving family after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Born March 18, 1942, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Warren Strope and Ara Bell Saladay Strope. Dora moved to this area when she was 15. Dora retired after 25 years of service at GTE Sylvania in Towanda, to help her husband Bruce operate the family business, Bidlack Excavating, for the next 25 years until their retirement in the fall of 2009. The couple celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Feb. 16, 2010. Dora loved to sew and make crafts with all her grandchildren. Surviving are: her loving husband, Bruce P. Bidlack, at home; her daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and John Copek of Luthers Mills; her son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Blow Sr. and Kathy Blow of RR 3 Towanda; her stepson and daughter-in-law, Duane and JoAnn Bidlack of Hemlock Run; her stepdaughter and her companion, Robin Relyea and Dana Baldwin of Waverly, N.Y.; her grandchildren, Randi (Nick) May, Danielle (Ronald Jr.) Wheeler, Dylan Russell, Kenneth Blow Jr. (Ashley Hickok), Jarrett and Reed Bidlack, Codie Relyea, T.J. and Tory Glisson; her great-grandchildren, Isabelle, Hunter and Brooke Wheeler; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by: a son, Roy Thomas Blow Jr. (Tommy) in 1975; first husband, Roy Thomas Blow Sr.; granddaughter, Rebecca Lynn Blow in 1986; brother, Charles Luckman in 2009; and special sister-in-law, Lois Blow Strope in 2004. There are no calling hours. Private interment services will in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850, in Dora Mae Bidlack's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, July 29, 2010

STROPE –DORIS E. MILLER, 82 of 23 Cessna St., Sayre died at home Saturday, March 8, 1997 following an extended illness.  She was born Jan. 18, 1915 in Burlington the daughter of Herman and Helen Foster Strope.  Mrs. Miller was a lifetime member of the Skiff-Bower Post 1536 VFW.  She is survived by her husband, Warren Miller at home: son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Grace Talada of Utica, N.Y.; four granddaughters, Mrs. Desiree Obernesser and her husband, Paul of West Morland, N.Y., Sandra Talada of Benccia, Calif., Christina Talada of Benccia and Mrs. Wendy Thomas and her husband, Randy of Remsen, N.Y.; four great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Christopher Obernesser of West Morland and Jeremiah and Ian Thomas of Remsen, N.Y.; three nieces, Barbara Besecker of Athens, Joan Nolan of Sayre and Nancy Swartwood of Waverly, N.Y.  As per Mrs. Miller’s wishes there will be no viewing.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens on Monday, March 10 at 2 p.m.  The rev. Benjamin Lentz pastor of the Church of the Redeemer, Sayre will officiate.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will provide their own flowers.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 153, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

EBENEZER STROPE, 98, of Spring Street, Waverly, N.Y., died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born Jan. 7, 1907 in Burlington Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Carrie Bennett and Alfred Strope, and husband of the late Cathryn Strope. He is survived by those close to him: sister-in-law, Marie Kishbaugh and her family, all of Florida; a special nephew, Dusty Kishbaugh, also of Florida; a special friend, Patricia White of Waverly; and all his friends at Spring View. Also surviving Mr. Strope is Bob Wilbur of Elmira Heights. His family included a son, Ebenezer E. Strope, born in 1928. At his request, there will be no services. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. The Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly, is handling arrangements. Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  –Evening Times Feb. 25, 2005.

STROPE –MILDRED L. LANTZ, 78 of LeRaysville died on June 24, 1993 at the Bradford County Manor following a long illness.  She was born on Aug. 20, 1914 in Burlington Township a daughter of Orman and Susie (McNeal) Strope.  She was predeceased by her brother, John Strope and sister, Anna Conklin and is survived by her husband of 55 years, Clifton “Kip” Lantz at home; daughter and son-in-law, Lola and James Potter of Athens; and son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Lois Lantz of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mrs. Lantz was a homemaker.  She enjoyed her family and cooking and enjoyed her family and cooking and was an avid reader.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel in Nichols, N.Y.  Interment will follow at the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed to H.O.P.S. Ambulance, Herrickville.  –Towanda Daily Review

STROPE Sharon K. ELLIOTT, age 50, of Granville Summit RR 1, PA, died Wednesday, July 28, 1999 at her home.   Born June 10, 1949, in Sayre, PA, she was a daughter of the late Emery A. and Eleanor Benjamin Strope.  Sharon attended Towanda High School and was formerly employed by the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Township for several years as a receptionist.  Her main interest in life was her home and family.  Sharon was an avid NASCAR fan of Rusty Wallace and a Dallas Cowboys football fan.  She was a member of the Penn-York Country Music Club.  Surviving are:  her children and their spouses, Brian and Wendy Elliott of Towanda, Kevin and Margaret Elliott of Sayre, Jana and Jeff Burleigh of Wysox, Penni and Jeff Hall of Monroeton; eight grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jeanette and Carl Watkins of Woodford, VA, Wendy and Russell Johnson of Wylusing; brothers and sisters-in-law, William E. and Grace Strope of Zephyrhills, FL, Gary T. and Kelly Strope of Towanda, Robert A. and Bobbie Jo Strope of Bentley Creek, Dennis D. and Nancy Strope of Fairdale, KY, Larry M. Strope of Durell; a special sister; Doll Strope of Towanda; her children’s father, Bill Elliott of Monroeton; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Sharon was preceded in death by her father Emery A. Stropee on Dec. 4, 1980, and her mother, Eleanor Benjamin Strope on Aug. 19, 1990; also a brother, Richard D. Strope, on March 10, 1986.  the funeral services was held Saturday, July 31, at 2 pm at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, PA, with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the Towanda First United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Bradford County memorial Park.  The family received friends Friday evening form 7 to 9 pm at the funeral home.  Friends who wish may direct memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17110, in Sharon’s memory.

WARREN A. STROPE, 64 of Towanda RD 1, Ulster Township died Tuesday afternoon, April 26, 1988 at the Bradford County Manor following a period of deteriorating health.  Born Dec. 18, 1923 in Luthers Mills he was a son of Oliver and Flossie McNeal Strope.  Mr. Strope was employed as a mason contractor in Niagara Falls for 15 years, returning to Ulster Township to make his home in 1957.  He was later employed by State Aggregates in Wysox until failing health forced his retirement in 1978.  Mr. Strope is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Bruce (Dora) Bidlack of Ulster RD 2; a son, Warren Luckman of Towanda RD 1; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald Strope of Towanda RD 3; three sisters, Mrs. Michael (Mattie) Strope of Lowman, N.Y.; Mrs. George (Flora) Scrupa of Niagara Falls, N.Y. and Mrs. Dorothy Seymore of Sayre; a very close friend, Dorothy Strope, Towanda RD 1; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his wife, Arabell Strope on March 18, 1980 and by a grandson, Roy Thomas Blow on Aug. 10, 1975 and by three brothers, Kenneth, DeRoy and Howard Strope.  The family will receive friends this evening from 7-9 o’clock at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster.  The funeral and committal service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. David Wilkerson, pastor of the Valley Full Gospel Tabernacle officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  –Towanda Daily Review

STROBRIDGE Harold E. (Bojo)
Age 85, died April 29, 2010 in Ocala, Florida where he resided for many years. A native of Snedekerville, PA, Harold was predeceased by his parents, Orlando and Hilda Strobridge; sister, Hilda Harkness; brother, William (Bill) Strobridge; and his beloved dog Pepsi. Harold is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Ava Fairchild Strobridge; children, Gordon (Nancy) Strobridge, Gillette, PA and Fern S. Hildreth, Ocala, Florida; Grandchildren, Brent W. Strobridge, Waverly, NY and Leonard M Church, Ocala, Florida; cherished Great-Granddaughter Autumn H. Strobridge, Elmira, NY; siblings, Flora Wheeler, Big Pond, PA, Florence Hoose, Troy, PA, and Dick (Jean) Strobridge, Big Pond, PA, Rita (Raymond) Gleason, Troy, PA.; and faithful companion Nickie-Duke; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held May 15, 2010, 10:00 am, at the Big Pond United Methodist Church, officiated by his grandson, Leonard M Church, followed by graveside services in Bradford County Memorial Park where Harold will be buried with full military honor. Harold's family wishes to thank the staff at MRMC and Estelle's House for the wonderful care they provided during his illness. If desired, memorials may be made in his name to the Estelle's House, PO Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478, or to the charity of one's choice. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 13, 2010

STRUBLE - Mary Elizabeth Struble Draper, 98 ½, died at Sharon Health Care Center in Sharon, Conn., the evening of Sept. 22, 2008.  She was born in Sayre, Pa., on March 20, 1910, the daughter of the late Floyd and Bertha Struble of Litchfield, Pa. On April 21, 1934, she married Frank V. Draper in Towanda, Pa. They lived at different times in Litchfield, Sheshequin and the Senior Park in Sayre until moving to Amenia, N.Y., in 2004.  Mary graduated from Athens High School in 1928.   She was an active member of the North Ghent Methodist Church much of her life. Mary was known for her beautiful flower gardens surrounding their home. She loved reading, her Bible studies and crafts.  She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Frank V. Draper; her son, Frank M. Draper; her granddaughter Mary Jean Franks; her three sisters, Frances Lundin, Mildred Fisk and Katherine Evans; and her brother, William Struble.  Mary is survived by her children, Barbara (William) Franks and Marlene (Lawrence) Grace; her grandchildren, Paul (Kimberly) Grace, Larry Dean (Jeanne) Grace, Todd (Rochelle) Grace, Brenda (Jeff) Coleman, Tammy (Todd) Curtis, Brian (Evelyn) Franks, Nancy (Thomas) Vincent, Mary Beth (Scott) Begor, Frank William (Elizabeth) Draper, Sharon (James) Getty, Michael (Teresa) Draper, Mary (Shane) Stein and Daniel Draper; her 24 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends and family may call from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow with the Rev. Linda Rogers officiating.  Arrangements are under the care of Hufcut Funeral Home in Dover Plains, N.Y., and the Jay E. Lowery Home Inc. in Athens.  Burial will be in the Garden of Peace at Bradford County Memorial Park.  Memorial donations may be made in Mary's memory to a charity of your choice or to: Christ Church Episcopal, 9 S. Main St., P.O. Box 1778, Sharon, Conn, 06069.  RHW.   Towanda Daily Review

STROUSE –FLORENCE E. STOUDT, 72, wife of Robert H. Stoudt of Broctown Road, Monroeton RR 1, Pa. died Friday evening, Jan. 20, 2006 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Born Feb. 28, 1934 in Bethlehem, Pa. she was the daughter of the late Nathaniel G. Strouse and Mary V. Post Strouse.  In earlier years, Florence was employed by the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company in Mildred, Pa.  Florence dedicated her life to her family, church and home.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, baking, crafts, sewing, quilting and embroidery.  Florence was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Towanda and the Willing Working Group there.  She formerly was active in bowling and served as secretary of the Saturday Night Bowling League for a number of years.  Surviving are her husband, Robert H. Stoudt at home; her children, Robert H. Stoudt, Jr. and his wife Pattie of New Albany, Irvin J. Stoudt of the Colonial Towers, Towanda, Pa., Bonnie L. Johnson and her husband, William of Monroeton, Sue A. Sites and her husband Paul of Monroeton, Mary Lou Vanderpool and her husband Gene of Franklindale; twins, Lawrence A. Stoudt and his wife Margie of Dushore, Florence M. Johnson and her husband George of Monroeton; a special granddaughter, Katherine Rose Nichols of Warren Center, Pa., who lived with her grandparents for most of her childhood; 20 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Alma M. and George Young of Allentown, Pa. and Barbara T. and Bill Leitgeb of Waynesville, Mo., a sister-in-law, Joan E. Strouse of Independence, Ky., and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., Towanda officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family will provide their own flowers and requests that memorial contributions be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church, 908 S. Main St., Towanda, Pa. or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio in Florence E. Stoudt’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

STRUBLE –MILDRED I. FISK, 86, of 1001 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, at the Sayre House following an extended illness.  She was born Oct. 16, 1914, in Litchfield, the daughter of Floyd and Bertha Springer Struble.  She graduated from Athens High School.  She was a long time resident of Athens and had been a resident in the Sayre House for the last three years.  She was a seamstress most of her life, working for Alice Dress Shop doing alterations and for Knapp Furniture of Waverly making slip covers.  The rest of the time she worked out of her home.  She sold Avon for many years.  She was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Joseph Foust of Sugar Tree, Tenn.; a daughter, Sylvia Moraine of Norwalk, Calif.; her grandchildren, Donald Foust, Ralph Foust and Diana Hudson, all of Tennessee, Donald Rathbone of Bullhead, Ariz. And Michael Rathbone and Joy Chavez of California; her great-grandchildren, Scott and Katie Baker of Tennessee, John Sanders and Joe Semo of California, Kindra Rathbone of Arizona and Kelly Rathbone of California; her sisters, Katherine Evans of Waverly, N.Y., Mary Draper of Sayre and Frances London of Horseheads, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.  A granddaughter, Joan Savoren, and a brother, Bill Struble, predeceased her, both died in September 2000.   Family and friends may call Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral and committal services will follow there at 1 p.m. with her pastor, the Rev. Donald Anderson officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorial donations may be made to the Athens United Methodist Church, 118 S. Main St., Athens, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

STURZENEGGER C. Marie Ayers 

Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved so missed so very dear ... Our loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother C. Marie Ayers, 85, of Rome, died on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. Marie was born on June 16, 1927 in Orwell Township, a daughter of the late Otto and Cornelia Sturzenegger. On Dec. 16, 1944 she married Edsall Leonard Ayers and together they had 64 years of happiness together until his passing on June 22, 2009. Marie treasured the time spent with her family. They fondly remember her love for birds, cooking and baking. Marie also enjoyed tending to her flower gardens. She will be greatly missed by her children, Elaine and Tom Comstock of Rome, Ronald and Kathleen Ayers of Rome, Stephen and Jill Ayers of Monroeton, Patricia and Claude Coon of Rome and Daniel Ayers of Rome; 12 grandchildren, Debbie VanDerMark, Dale Comstock, Reed Comstock, Amy Hoke, Jamie Ayers, Stacy Slatter, Ashley Ayers, Brian Ayers, Jessica Stackhouse, Stephanie Larsen, Scott Coon and Meranda Abma; 22 great grandchildren; a brother Ralph Sturzenegger of Florida; sisters-in-law Vivian Dunn of Monroeton and Ann Sturzen of Towanda; and several nieces, nephews and their families. Marie was predeceased by her husband Edsall L. Ayers, daughter Sheryl, grandson Brian Keith Comstock and a brother David Sturzen. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of her life will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Karen Ballard, officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow at the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills.  Friends who wish may kindly remember a charity of one's choice in loving memory of C. Marie Ayers.    Towanda Daily Review – October 25, 2012

 

Kenneth V. SULLIVAN, age 55, of East Troy, Thursday, May 7, 1964. He was TriCounty Rural Electrification Administrator. Survived by wife, Mrs. Evalin Grover Sullivan; daughter, Mrs. Maureen Moss of Waverly; son, Thomas at home; sisters, Sister M. Damian of Rochester, Mrs. Fordyce Baker of Millerton; two grandchildren. Body at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. Calling hours; today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Glenn Dewey. Bradford County Memorial Park.

SUTLIFF –BEATRICE ARLINE (SUTLIFF) RIDALL.  On the evening of Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004, Beatrice Arline (Sutliff) Ridall, 87, longtime Canton resident, died quietly at her residence.  Born June 28, 1917, in Fairmount Township, Luzerne County, Beatrice was the daughter of Levi and Edith (Moore) Sutliff.  As a young girl, Bea was concerned with helping others.  After graduating from Huntington Mills High School with the class of 1935, she enrolled in the Bloomsburg Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in the spring of 1938 as a registered nurse.  On Aug. 7 of the same year, Bea was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Loren Harold Ridall.  Together they raised two sons and a daughter.  The family moved to Canton, where Bea was employed at the former Crowe Convalescent Home, eventually becoming its owner.  Loren and Bea taught ceramic classes for many years.  She enjoyed quilting, embroidering and cooking, especially for large family gatherings.  She also took pleasure in tending her very extensive collection of flowering house plants.  Bea was a longtime member of Canton Chapter 71 O.E.S.  She was a woman with a deep abiding faith in the Lord, and in times of failing health took comfort in His promise of deliverance and salvation.  She was an active member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish and adult Sunday school class.  Bea was very devoted to the members of her family and took pleasure in their accomplishments and achievements.  Throughout her final days on earth, her beloved family never left her side.  Bea is survived by her sons Earl (and Barbara) Ridall and Darl (and Joann) Ridall, and her daughter, Elaine Kilbourn, all of Canton, her sister, Ruth Franklin of Cape Coral, Fla.; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to her parents and her husband, Loren, Bea was preceded in death by her brother, Arthur Sutliff, and daughter-in-law, Beverly Ridall.  Calling hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. with Pastor Dean Walrath officiating.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park.  The family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorial contributions be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. or the Canton ecumenical Parish, 48 N. Center St., Canton, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BENJAMIN Patricia A. SUTTON, 62, of Towanda, PA died on May 6, 1999.  She was born on September 11, 1936 in Towanda.  Patricia was the wife of the late Archie E. Sutton and daughter of the late Joseph and Lucy (Heskell) Benjamin.  She was a caregiver for many elderly people in the community.  Patricia is survived by a daughter, Becky Benjamin of Towanda, PA; 3 grandchildren; a brother Joseph (Pat) Stout of Bentley Creek, PA; half brothers, Berton Johnson, Raymond Johnson, James (Marion) Johnson and Joseph (Harriet) Johnson, all of Towanda; sister-in-law, Janice Heskell of New York; close friends, Myron Pierce and Marcella Benjamin.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Eugene Heskell.  Graveside services were held May 11 at Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills; arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  Memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of one’s choice.   Troy Gazette Register

 

SUTTON   Roy S. Sutton, 36, of Milan, died Wednesday evening as the result of injuries substained in a motorcycle accident on Route 13 in the village of Cayuga Heights, NY.  Born Oct. 25, 1944, in Mecklesfield, England, he was the son of Carl E. and Ruby DOWNING Sutton.  He attended Powell schools and was a graduate of Athens High School.  While in high school, Roy was an avid sportsman.  Following school, he participated on various softball teams.  He was a former employee of Packaging Systems Inc. of Sayre, and at the time of his death he was employed at Morse Borg-Warner Inc., Ithaca, NY.  Survivors include his wife, Patricia, of Sayre; two daughters, Tonya, Athens RD1 and Shannon, Sayre; a son Shawn, of Sayre; a sister, Mrs Calvin (Ruth) Williams of Athens RD1; two brothers, William C. Sutton Sr., Sayre RD2, and Carl (Rocky) Sutton, Athens RD1, several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, with Rev Joseph J. Gasper presiding.  Interment will be in Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-p.m. Friday.  Submitted by Reva Howard Wagner.  Towanda Daily Review

 

SWACKHAMMER   Billy Sue SWACKHAMER STRANGER, 23, wife of Donald E. STRANGER Jr. of Monroeton RR 1, Franklin Township, died early Saturday morning, June 29, 2002, as the result of a motor-vehicle accident. Born Oct. 23, 1978, in Sayre, she was the daughter of William and Lois VANDERPOOL SWACKHAMER. Billy Sue attended Towanda High School. She was a loving, devoted mother and possessed great love for her family. Billy Sue was a member of the Franklindale Fire Department. Surviving are: her husband, Donald E. STRANGER Jr. of Franklindale; her son, Zacharia Mark BLACKWELL of Canton; her daughter, Courtney Jean STRANGER of Franklindale; her mother, Lois SWACKHAMER of Towanda; her father, William SWACKHAMER of Towanda; her brothers, Shane SWACKHAMER and Debra BELL of Wysox, and Bart SWACKHAMER and Tory ZENEWICH of Monroeton; a half-brother, William SWACKHAMER III of Towanda; a sister and brother-in-law, Gwen and Scott SCHMECKENBECHER of Athens RR 2; her grandparents, Ed and Perlina ZUBRIS of Monroeton and Aaron and Wilda VANDERPOOL of Waverly, N.Y.; a dear aunt and uncle, Sheila and George BUMP of Milan; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Jason Guillaume, pastor of the Powell United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

CLAYTON SWAIN, 49 of Sayre, formerly of Troy died Wednesday, May 28, 1976 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Mr. Swain was born Dec. 22, 1934 in W. Burlington.  He was a member of the Athens I.R. Credit Union, the Sons of Italy, Fire Engine Co. No. 1 Sayre, the Honest Horse Thieves of Athens, the Loyal Order of Moose No. 1490 of Waverly.  He was a veteran of the Korean conflict.  Mr. Swain is survived by a son, Michael of Canton and a daughter, Karen of Canton; his mother, Alice Mae Swain of Troy RD 3; sisters, Mrs. Willard (Edna) Hartzig of Statford, Va., Mrs. Walter (Frances) Mathern of Wellsboro, Mrs. Stacy (Bertha) Wildrick of Factoryville, Mrs. Richard (Mildred) Burlingame of Ulster, Mrs. Harold (Doris) Hunsinger of Wyalusing, Mrs. Reed (Eleanor) Cooley of Sayre, Mrs. Donald (Phyllis) Stevens of Macedonia, Mrs. Donald (Gladys) Hunsinger of Dushore; brothers, Harold W. Swain of Aurora, Ill., Howard L. Swain of Granville Summit, Paul C. Swain of Troy RD 3; Lewis R. Swain of Towanda RD 3; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. William Barnes officiating.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.

HOWARD FRANCIS SWAIN, 65, of Granville Summit RR 1 (Franklin Township) died Tuesday evening, dec. 14, 2004, at his home. Born March 31, 1939, in Troy, he was the son of the late Harold L. and Mary Smith Swain.  Howard was a graduate of Troy High School, Class of 1957.  He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in the U.S. Army.  In earlier years he was employed by McClure Motors Inc. in Troy and American Silk and Label of Troy.  Howard owned and operated Swain’s Refuse Service for over 30 years in the Bradford county area.  Surviving are: his wife, Alice Faye Swain, his children, Frank Wayne Swain and wife Gayle Swain of Fresno, Calif., John Anthony Swain and Julie Silfee of Laddsburg, and Annette Evans and her husband, Jody Evans, of Towanda; two grandchildren, Nicholas Richard McConnell of Sayre and Kristi Jo Swain of Towanda; his sister, Alberta Payne of Bumpville; and his brother, Leland “Bud” Swain of Towanda.  He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Cassidy Nicole Ellers, and a brother, Charles Swain Sr.  A graveside funeral service will be held Monday, Dec. 20, at 11 a.m. at the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  There are no calling hours.  –Towanda Daily Review.

LEWIS L. SWAIN, 31 of Troy RD 3 died April 3, 1988.  He was born March 9, 1957 in Williamsport, PA, the son of Lewis and Dorothy Green Swain.  He was employed with the Troy Iron cast Company and was an avid race fan and a member of the Trojan dart team.  He is survived by his wife, Evelyn K. Swain; daughter, Jennifer Swain; sons, Jason Swan and Joshua Swain; parents, Lewis and Dorothy Swain of Sugar Run, PA; sisters, Mrs. Robert (Carol) Vischansky of Towanda RD 3, Linda Swain of Troy RD 3, Cheryl Swain of Sugar Run, PA; brothers, Keith Swain of Sugar Run, PA and Kevin Swain of Sugar Run, Craig Swain of Sugar Run; maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Dunbar of Luthers Mills; special niece, Heather Losey and nephews, Joey and Steven Vischansky.  Funeral services were held April 6 (11 a.m.) at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  –Troy Gazette-Register

LEWIS R. SWAIN, 64 of Sugar Run died on Friday evening, July 13, 2001 at Memorial Hospital of Towanda, following a lingering illness.  He was born on Aug. 18, 1936 in Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre a son of the late Charles and Alice Spencer Swain.  He was an avid race fan.  He attended the Herrickville Wesleyan Church.  Surviving at home are his wife, Dorothy Greene Swain; three sons, Keith and Kala Swain of Wyalusing, Kevin and Stacy Swain of Terrytown and Craig Swain of Wysox; three daughters, Carol and Wayne Chapman of Wyalusing, Linda Losey and Bill Wilkison of Troy and Cherie Swain and Larry Bartholomew of Monroeton; four sisters, Doris Hunsinger of Meshoppen, Eleanor Cooley of Sayre, Gladys Hunsinger of Dushore and Phyllis Stevens of Towanda; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by an infant son; his son, Lewis LeRoy Swain in April of 1988; his stepsisters, Frances Mathern, Edna Hartzig and Florence Finnerty; sisters, Mildred I. Burlingame and Bertha Wildrick; and brothers, Howard Swain, Harold Swain, Paul Swain, Clayton Swain, Robert Swain and Claude Swain.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at 11 a.m. in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing with the Rev. Elwin Patrick, pastor of the Herrickville Wesleyan Church officiating.  Interment will follow in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Friends and family are invited to call on Monday, July 16, 2001 at the McHenry Funeral Home in Wyalusing from 7 to 9 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

PAUL C. SWAIN SR.
 Paul C. Swain Sr., 71, of Troy RR 3, PA, died Friday, September 9, 1994 at home. He was born April 4, 1923 in West Burlington Township, son of Charles and Alice Spencer Swain. He was formerly employed with the Pennsylvania Department of Highways (PennDOT) for 25 years. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Norma Swain; sons and daughters-in-law, Paul Swain Jr. of Luthers Mills, Kenneth and Diane Swain of Troy RR 3, John Martin Swain at home, LaRue Swain at home and Calvin Swain of Towanda; daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and Jerry Beppel of Stratford, NJ, Paula and William Pruyne of Ulster and Sally Walcheski of Canton; 16 grandchildren; a brother, Robert Swain of Mountain Lake; a brother and sister-in-law, Lewis and Dorothy Swain of Sugar Run; sisters and brothers-in-law, Phyllis and Don Stevens of Towanda RR, Bertha Wildreck of Factoryville, PA, Gladys and Donald Hunsinger of Meshoppen, Eleanor Cooley of Sayre, Frances Mathers of Wellsboro and Mildred and Richard Burlingame of Ulster; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Nancy Noldy of Towanda. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on September 12 with the Rev. Nathan Blow offficiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, September 15, 1994)

ROBERT H. SWAIN
 Robert "Bob" H. Swain, age 75, of Mountain Lake, Burlington, PA, died Monday, January 23, 2001 at the Bradford County Manor. Bob was born on June 3, 1925 at home in West Burlington Twp, PA, a son of the late Charles T. and Alice Mae (Spencer) Swain. He attended the West Burlington School and served in the US Army, receiving several medals. He was a member of Troy VFW Post #8675.  After leaving the Army Bob worked for Jack Slate Trucking as a driver, for Ben Parmenter as a truck driver hauling to rodeos, was a guard at the Towanda jail and then worked for PennDOT.  In 1975 he was employed by DeWitt Reynolds as caretaker of the Mountain Lake Hotel and grounds. Bob is survived by sisters, Doris Hunsinger of Meshoppen, PA, Eleanor Cooley of Sayre, PA, Phyllis Stevens of Towanda, PA, Gladys (Donald) Hunsinger of Dushore, PA; brother, Lewis (Dorothy) Swain of Sugar Run, PA; sister-in-law, Norma Swain of Troy, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends, Judy and Merle Smith of Burlington, PA and DeWitt Reynolds of Montrose, PA. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his sisters, Florence Finnerty, Bertha Wilkbrick, Mildred Burlingame; brothers, Paul Swain and Clayton Swain; half-sisters, Edna Hartzig, Frances Matheren; half-brothers, Harold Swain and Howard Swain. Memorial services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Saturday, January 27 with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills with full military honors being accorded by Troy VFW Post #8675. Memorial contributions in Bob's name may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.

SWAIN  Robert "Bob" SWAIN, age 75, of Mountain Lake, Burlington, PA went home to be with his Lord on Monday, Jan. 23, 2001, at the Bradford County Manor.  A memorial service will be held at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. main St., Troy, on Saturday, Jan 27, 2001, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jasper SMITH officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park Cemetery, Luthers Mills, with full military being accorded by Troy V.F.W. Post No. 8675.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob's name may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box, 154, Towanda, PA 18848.

SWAIN Robert "Bob" H. Swain, age 75, of Mountain Lake, Burlington, Pa went home to be with his Lord on Monday, Jan. 23, 2001, at the Bradford County Manor.  Bob was born on June 3, 1925, at home in West Burlington Township, a son of the late Charles T. and Alice Mae (SPENCER) SWAIN.  Charles attended the West Burlington School.  On Oct 23, 1943, he joined the U.S. Army, where he served for 2 1/2 years, achieving the rank of sergeant.  While serving his country, Bob received the following decorations: the American Theatre Ribbon, EAME Theatre Ribbon, with two bronze stars, Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and Victory Medal.  He was a member of the Troy V. F. W. Post NO. 8675.  After leaving the Army, Bob worked for Jack SLATER Trucking as a driver.  He was then employed by Ben PARMENTER as a truck driver hauling to rodeos.  Bob also worked a  guard at the Towanda jail, and for PADOT.  In 1975, he was employed by DeWitt Reynolds as caretaker of the Mountain Lake Hotel and Grounds, where he spent the rest of his life.  Bob met and made a host of friends in that job as well as others.  He enjoyed baseball, hunting, fishing, and watching TV.  Bob is survived by his sisters Doris HUNSINGER of Meshoppen, PA, Eleanor COOLEY of Sayre, Phyllis STEVENS of Towanda and Gladys (Donald) HUNSINGER of Sugar Run; a sister-in-law, Norma SWAIN of Troy; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and very special friends Judy and Merle SMITH of Burlington and DeWitt REYNOLDS of Montrose, PA.  In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his sisters, Florence FINNERTY, Bertha WILKBRICK, Mildred BURLINGAME; brothers; Paul SWAIN and Clayton SWAIN; half sisters, Edna HERTZIG and Frances MATHEREN: half-brothers, Harold SWAIN and Howard SWAIN.  A memorial service will be held at the Gerald W Vickery Funeral Home, Inc. 110 W. Main St., Troy, on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at 11 a.m. with Rev Jasper SMITH officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, with full military being accorded by Troy VFW Post No. 8675.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob's name may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.  Towanda Daily Review.

SWEARENGIN   Joan Lou Whipple, 77, died at home on Jan. 16, 2010. Joan was born on Sept. 3, 1932 in Binghamton, N.Y., the daughter of the late Cecil and Louise (KELM) Swearengin. On March 4, 1955 she married the love of her life, Raymond Whipple, in Binghamton, N.Y. Joan was dedicated to the care of others as a registered nurse. She also loved spending time with her family and friends. Joan was an avid jazz and big band music collector with thousands of vinyl records in her collection. Joan also liked to exercise both her body and mind by walking and doing crossword puzzles.  Joan is survived by her husband Raymond Whipple at home; daughters and sons-in-law Raye and Jim Connolley of Mechanicsville, Va., Linda and Michael Crum of Mansfield Pa.; son and daughter-in-law David A. and Sheena Whipple of Sayre; and grandchildren Lauren (Chris) Dunnavant, Megan Connolley, Jessica Crum, David Whipple and Lindsay Whipple. A sister, many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends also survive.  Joan was predeceased by a brother and sister-in-law.  At Joan’s request, there will be a private graveside memorial service at the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills, Pa. However, friends may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the organization of their choice.   Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, Pa.  Jauary 29, 2010, Sayre Morning Times.

SWINGLE –MARY SWINGLE DRISCOLL, 81, widow of Charles E. Driscoll of Hidden Cove West, 454 Coral Drive, Winter Haven, Fla., formerly of Poplar Street, Towanda died Saturday, Sept. 16, 1995 at her home.  Born Jan. 17, 1914 in Towanda, she was the only child of the late Henry and Mary Lynch Swingle.  Mary was a 1932 graduate of St. Agnes High School.  In early years she was employed by attorneys Lily and Wilson in Towanda.  On June 30, 1936 she married Charles E. Driscoll.  Mr. and Mrs. Driscoll operated the Tydol Station and Diner at the intersections of Routes 6 and 220 in North Towanda, which became a very popular and successful business.  Mrs. Driscoll was employed by Bennett, Davis and Murphy as a secretary for over 10 years and later was employed by the Bradford County Board of Assistance in Towanda for five years.  Upon their retirement in 1976, Mr. and Mrs. Driscoll moved to West Palm Beach, Fla. to make their home.  Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Charles on June 28, 1979.  She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Winter Haven, Fla. and a former member of the SS. Peter and Paul Church in Towanda.  Mary was an avid bowler and enjoyed arts and crafts.  Surviving are: a son and daughter-in-law, James H. and Linda Driscoll of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; two daughters and sons-in-law; Marilyn and J. Arthur Lukens of Winter Haven, Fla. and Kathleen and Richard Lines of Powell; a daughter, Nancy Kelly of Marion, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Richard Hitt of Caledonia, N.Y.  She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Hitt on April 3, 1995.  The family will receive friends Wednesday, Sept. 20, 1995 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  A vigil prayer service will be held Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park. Luthers Mills, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review
 

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