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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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DONALD E. WEAVER, 76 of Granville Township, Bradford County, Pa., died on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Bath, N.Y.  He was the husband of Susan L. (Raker) Weaver.  The couple married on Dec. 27, 1987, and had 19 happy years together.  Family and friends are welcome to call from 9 to 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 12, at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. The funeral service will be held after the viewing at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 12, at the funeral home with his pastor, the Rev. Frances Montgomery, officiating. Burial will follow the service in Bradford County Memorial Park with military honors given by American Legion Post 42 Honor Guard.  Don was born May 25, 1930, in Towanda, Pa. He was the son of the late Ulysses M. and Carrie A. (Mayo) Weaver.  Don attended Towanda High School to the ninth grade and later earned his G.E.D. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.  Don was a farmer, retired from Ingersoll Rand in Athens, Pa., and went on to deliver eggs for Wolf's Poultry Farm in East Smithfield before retiring for good in May of 2004.  He was a member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church and The Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 42 in Towanda. He was also a member of the Bradford County Old Timers, the French Asylum Vintage Tractor Show, the Twin Tiers Antique Machinery Association, the Loyalsock Valley Early Days, and Nittany Antique Machinery Inc.  Don loved his family very much. They include his wife, Susan, his sons, Donald W. (Ginger) Weaver of San Antonio, Texas, Norman D. Weaver of Granville Township, Pa., George M. (Mary L. Steele) Weaver of Towanda, Pa., and Manford U. (Robin) Weaver of Waverly, N.Y.; his daughters, Carol Ann (Harry) Marbaker of Milan, Pa.; his stepson, Kenneth (Renee) Hesselbach of Hampshire, Ill.; and his stepdaughters, Deborah (Chris) Patchin of Williamsport, Pa., and Krista (David) Pruyne of Ulster, Pa.; 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Ivan (Clara) Weaver of Towanda; his sister, Marion Heaps of Norristown, Pa.; his brother-in-law, Ira Kropp of Towanda; his sisters-in-law, Jean Weaver and Marge Weaver, both of Towanda; and several nieces and nephews.  Don was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Jean (Kropp) Weaver, who died in January of 1966; his son, David W. Weaver, who died in August of 1980; his infant daughter, Nancy Weaver, who died in 1953; his brothers Lawrence Weaver, who died in 1995, and Harold Weaver, who died in 2005; and his sister, Janice Carter, who died in 1980.  Contributions may be made in Don's name to the West Burlington United Methodist Church, RR 3, Box 457, Troy, Pa. or to American Diabetes Association, 501 N. Seventeenth St., Suite 212 Allentown, Pa. or to the charity of one's own choice.  –Towanda Daily Review on 2/10/2007

HAROLD L. “BUD” WEAVER, 78, of Fifth Avenue, Wysox, died Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Sept. 5, 1926, in Towanda, he was the son of the late Ulysses and Carrie Mayo Weaver.  Bud, as he was fondly known by his family and friends, attended Towanda High School and was subsequently employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad.  He later served in the U.S. Army Infantry in Germany during World War II.  On June 21, 1947, Bud married the former Jean McNeal in Waverly, N.Y.  Following his return home after completing his military service, he returned to the Lehigh Valley Railroad, where he was employed for 30 years until his retirement.  Bud also owned and operated a dairy farm in Wysox Township for many years.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Towanda and American Legion Post No. 42 in Towanda.  In prior years, Bud enjoyed construction and built the home in Wysox where he and his wife, Jean, resided.  He also enjoyed the outdoors, working on the farm, hunting and fishing.  Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Jean at home; his son and daughter-in-law, Joseph Harold Weaver and Darlene Weaver of Gainesville, Ga.; his daughter and son-in-law, Joan M. Ely and Robert Ely of Sugar Run; his grandchildren, Mark Powell and his wife, Heather Powell, who still operate the family farm in Wysox, Thomas Powell and his wife, Melissa Powell of LeRoy, Amy Powell and her fiancé, Todd Paulhamus of Norristown, Pa., Melissa Pishock and her husband, Dennis Pishock of Cumming, Ga., and Todd Weaver of Gainesville, Ga., and Nadeen Koffel and her husband, Marc Koffell, of Harleysville, Pa., great-grandchildren, Kyle, Stormy and Dakota Powell, Tyler and Erica Sibley, Alisha Pelton, Ryan and Brooke Powel, Zachary Pishock, Cole Weaver and Brianna Koffel; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ivan Weaver and Clara Weaver of Wysox and Donald Weaver and Susan Weaver of Granville Summit; a sister Marian Heaps of Norristown, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Marge Weaver of Wysox; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Weaver, on June 2, 1994, and a sister, Janice Carter, on Sept. 14, 1978.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Richard Barner, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. in Harold L. “Bud” Weaver’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

NORMAN D. WEAVER, 57, of Troy passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 in Sunbury, Pa. He was born July 15, 1957 in Waverly, N.Y., son of the late Donald and Jean (Kropp) Weaver. Norman was a graduate of Troy High School class of 1975.Family and friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home Inc., 1093 W. Main St., Troy. His service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 11 a.m. with his longtime time friend Pastor Almon Peters officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park. Survivors include his daughter and her fiancée, Jodi (Chris Rolls) Filling of Canton; two sons, Matthew Weaver of Troy and Dennis (Elizabeth Earle) Weaver of East Troy; five grandchildren, Rachel, Julia and Joshua Filling and Rylee and Eathon Weaver; brothers and sisters-in-law Donald (Ginger) Weaver of San Antonio, Texas, George (Mary) Weaver of Towanda and Manford (Robin) Weaver of Waverly, N.Y.; his sister and brother-in-law Carol (Harry) Marbaker of Milan, Pa.; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.Norm was predeceased by his parents; a brother, David Weaver; and his infant sister Nancy Weaver.Norman was a member of FFA Green Hand, Chapter, County and Keystone Degrees. He was also a member of the NRA and enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a skilled gunsmith. He was an avid shooter and he followed the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates along with NASCAR. His favorite NASCAR drivers were Bill Elliott and Mark Martin. One of Norman's greatest joys in life were his grandchildren.Memorials in his memory may be made to the Troy Rod & Gun Club Jr. Shooters Club, c/o Vickery Funeral Home, 1093 W. Main St., Troy, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 10/28/2014

WEAVER Virginia Arlene Weaver Francisco, 74, widow of Clinton A. Francisco of Towanda RR 4, Monroe Twp., Pa., died
Monday morning, April 26, 2010 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law Karen and Kenneth Marrow in Monroe Twp., Pa., following an extended illness.  Virginia was born June 22, 1935 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Leon and Dorothy WENCK Weaver. Virginia was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1953. On Feb. 9, 1955, she married Clinton A. Francisco in Monroeton, Pa. Virginia was formerly employed by Ames Department Store in Towanda until it's closure. She enjoyed attending auctions, horses, cooking, baking, crocheting, NASCAR, country music, the outdoors, nature and taking long walks.  She is survived by: five daughters, Nancy Klein of Dushore, Pa., Marilyn Sysock of Dushore, Pa., Pamela Tourscher of Charlotte, N.C., Karen Marrow and her husband Kenneth Marrow with whom she resided in Monroe Twp., Pa., and Rebecca Arnold and her husband Edward Arnold of Lancaster, Pa.; 12 grandchildren, Heather, Krystal, Ashley, Stacy, Darcy, Shane, Amanda, Daniel, Emily, Mayce, Scott and Alexis; nine great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Adriana, Zane, Zander, Trent, Shannon, Aidan, Amelie and Chace; brothers, Robert Weaver and his wife Patty of Durrell, Pa., Ronald Weaver and his wife Beverly of Towanda RR 4 Pa.; a sister, Lucille Pennay of Wysox, Pa.; sister-in-law, Eunice Jenney of Milan, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a very special friend, Ed Bump of Herrickville, Pa.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton A. Francisco on Nov. 4, 1984.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 29, at the funeral home with Rev. Thomas Blackall officiating.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840 in Virginia Arlene Weaver Francisco's memory. April 27, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

WEBSTER , Robert Vertner Age 80, of Mansfield, PA, died on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.  He was born on October 27, 1921 in Endicott, NY, the son of the late Frank M. and Sadie (Barnes) Webster. Robert was married to Muriel M. Graham May 14, 1943, she died November 6, 1992. Robert's present wife is Erna Webster. Robert was employed by the Swayze Folding Box Co., Canton, PA for 13 years, United States Postal Service as Postmaster for 9 years and the Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation as Assistant Maintenance Manager for 12 years. He retired in October of 1982. He served in the U.S. Army from October 27, 1939 thru October 14, 1945, four years with the 27th Infantry Division and two years with the 1842nd Service command in New Orleans, LA with the Medical Department, he was honorably discharged with a 100% disability. He had a life membership with Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6753 Knoxville, PA. He was a member of the Lions Club, Mansfield, PA. He was also a member of the Hillcrest Seventh Day Adventist Church, Wellsboro, PA.  Robert is survived by his present wife, Erna Webster; 2 sons, Max (Janet) Webster of Arkansas and Robert Jr. (Patricia) Webster; daughter, Patti M. (Gary) Worden; a step-daughter--Janet Watkowski of Niles Valley, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Laurie (Jim) Hardies of Eagan, Minnesota, Charles (Theresa) Webster of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, Jeremy (Michelle) Webster of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Gina Barrett and Darcy Worden of State College, Pennsylvania. 10 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and 17 nieces and nephews also survive Robert. Eight brothers and four sisters predecease him in death. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 3:00 p.m. at the Hillcrest Seventh Day Adventist Church, Rt. 6, Wellsboro, PA with the Pastor Mike Bernard officiating. There will be a dinner following the memorial service for family and friends of the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Scureman Funeral Home, Inc.  Source: Elmira Star Gazette, Friday, May 17, 2002

WEBSTER –SABINA A. MCLINKO, 67 of Monroeton died Tuesday morning, May 28, 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born Jan. 20, 1935 in Towanda, she was a daughter of the late Daniel F. Webster and Julia Agnes Gorman Webster.  Sabina attended the St. Agnes High School in Towanda and was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill, the Fontaine Weaving Mill and Towanda Memorial Hospital until her retirement in September 1988.  She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Towanda and was a life member of the Franklin Steam Engine Company in Towanda.  Sabina enjoyed bowling and was a member of several bowling teams.  She served on the board of the Junior Bowling League for 10 years, being involved with coaching and interaction with junior bowlers.  Sabina enjoyed cooking, baking and assisting with several local benefits and parties.  Her hobbies included crocheting and knitting with expertise in making baby sweater sets.  She was devoted to her family and enjoyed baby sitting for her great-granddaughter, nieces and nephews.  Surviving are: her son and daughter-in-law, Mark A. and Sno Ann McLinko of Towanda; a granddaughter and her husband, Renee and Scott Mosier of Towanda; two grandsons, Jason and Chad McLinko of Towanda; a precious great-granddaughter and love of her life, Mariah Renee Mosier; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Catherine and Howard Ace of Towanda RR 3 and Nora and Robert Smith of Towanda RR 5; a sister, Joan Webster of Towanda; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Mary Ann Webster of Sayre; a brother, Jerry Webster of Towanda and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her father, Daniel F. Webster; her mother, Julia Agnes Gorman Webster; a brother, Daniel Webster; a nephew, Christopher Webster; a sister-in-law, Rosanna Webster and her former husband, Lewis McLinko.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, May 31, 2002 at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda with the Rev. Ronald Hughes as celebrant.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memori8al Park, Luthers Mills at the convenience of the family.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday evening at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  A vigil prayer service will be held at 8:45 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Towanda Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. in Sabina A. McLinko’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

ALAN G. WEED, 71 of 108 Lynd St., Blossburg, Pa. formerly of Troy died Dec. 10, 1993 at home.  Alan was born July 13, 1922 at Mountain Lake, Bradford County a son of Niles and Alice Alexander Weed.  He retired in 1984 after working 12 years for the former J & B Coal Mining Co., Blossburg.  Prior to that he worked construction for 20 years with the Operating Engineers, Local No. 832.  Alan was an Army veteran of World War II and a lifetime member of the Supreme Sacrifice VFW Post No. 8730 Blossburg, where he served as quartermaster for five years.  He was an active member of the Theodore Roosevelt American Legion Post No. 167 Morris, Pa. and the Blossburg Lions Club.  Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Pat Weed of Phoenix, Ariz. and Ronald and Malinda Weed of Blossburg; a daughter, Diane Weed of Blossburg; a brother, Elmer Weed of Wellsburg, N.Y., a sister, Isadore Ford of Columbia Cross Roads and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Predeceasing him was his wife, Irene Chapman Weed in 1979.  The VFW Post No. 8730 members will conduct a memorial service for their departed comrade Monday at 11 a.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton followed by a memorial service with the Rev. Carl D. Hill, pastor of the United Methodist Church, Blossburg officiating.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.  The family will provide flowers.  Memorial contributions in Alan’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review   (Buried Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills)

WEED - DEMARIES KILLGORE
Demaries E. (Jones) Killgore, 80, of Troy, PA, died Sunday, June 9, 1996, at the Troy Community Hospital. Her parents were Earl and Helen Weed of Smithfield, PA. Demaries was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was an accomplished cook and professional seamstress and upholsterer. She worked with both her husbands in their professions. She was a member of the Troy VFW Auxiliary, Arbutus Rebekah Lodge No. 97, Grand Paraders and the Troy Senior Citizens. She enjoyed traveling, especially with the senior citizens' bus trips. For the last year she lived with and was cared for by her sister, Elsie Crane. Mrs. Killgore's family included her son, Allen Jones, and his wife, Karen, of Elmira Heights, NY; grandchildren: David A. Jones of Arlington, VA and Suzanne and Glenn Schrock of Elmira Heights; great-grandchildren: Brittany and Zachary Schrock; special friend, Howard Selleck of Mountain Lake; sisters: Elsie (Sam) Crane of Smithfield, Mildred (Howard) Burns of Horseheads, NY and Anna (Ethan) Lewis of Bentley Creek; brothers: Harold Weed of Elmira, NY, and Edwin (Martha) Weed of Millport, NY; sisters-in-law: Stella Weed (Lincoln Spencer) of Luthers Mills and Frances Killgore of Burlington; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husbands, Willard (Pat) Jones, in 1963, and Louis Killgore, in 1973; sisters: Marian Ruth Weed and Florence Campbell; and brothers: Delos Weed and Richard Weed. The funeral will be held at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Wednesday, June 12, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Judith Hulslander officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to the Guthrie Home Care or Troy American Legion Post. 49. (TGR Thursday, June 13, 1996)

HAROLD PAUL WEED entered into his heavenly existence on May 14, 1998.  Harold will join his beloved wife Elizabeth who died on June 28, 1995.  Funeral services was held Saturday, May 16, 1998 at the Olthof Funeral Home.  The Rev. Patrick Connor officiated.  Followed by a graveside service held at the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.  The pallbearers were; Joe O’Neil, Lance Snyder, Kevin Weed, Dwayne Sprague, Thomas Crane and Adam Cavanaugh.  He is survived by his 5 sons and their families: Paul and Mary Beth, Daniel, Brent, Richard and Georgia, Craig and Susan.  There are six grandchildren: Brian, Mary, Sarah, John, Joanna and Caitlin.  Harold was the baby of 10 children.  He is predeceased by his father, Earl, mother; Helen and 5 siblings; Richard, Florence, Marian, Delos and Demaris.  He is survived by brothers and sisters; Edwin and Martha, Ethan and Anna, Elsie, Mildred and Howard, Stella and Lincoln.  Harold was a long time Mason for Welliver Construction.  His hobbies included hunting and fishing.  He will be remembered by those who loved him for the joy he brought to their lives and for his wonderful sense of humor.  In lieu of flowers those wishing, may make memorial donations to the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, envelopes are available at the funeral home.  –Elmira Star Gazette

WEED - Patricia Ann Weed Barbur 75, widow of Harold E. Barbur, of RR 3 Rome, Pa., died Tuesday afternoon Aug. 14, 2007 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., after suffering a massive stroke on Friday, Aug. 10. Born Oct. 26, 1931 in Luthers Mills, Burlington Township, Pa., she was the only child of Eugene N. Weed and Cornelia Breece Weed. Patricia and her family resided there until they moved to Franklindale and settled in Powell in 1945 where they purchased their new farm. Pat attended elementary school in Powell and then graduated from Towanda High School, member of the Class of 1950. Pat married Harold E. Barbur on May 28, 1951 and began their family. Early in her marriage she worked for the Jennings Nursing Home and at the Rynveld Wreath Company, while working on the farm. In July, 1961 she began working at GTE Sylvania in Towanda retiring on Feb. 28, 1992 after 31 years of service. During her time at Sylvania, she credited the late George Barto for teaching her how to bowl. After that, her enthusiasm grew and she began her bowling "career." Pat started bowling in 1962 at Harvey's in downtown Towanda and continued until the eighties. Her love for bowling was never ending. Pat taught her daughter Judy how to bowl in 1968 at the Starlite Bowling Lanes. Pat enjoyed watching her granddaughter Lori bowl when she was in the Youth Bowling program at the Starlite Bowling Lanes. A tireless worker, Pat volunteered her services at the Wysox Presbyterian Church, baking goods for the Sunday School bake sale, pies and casseroles for many dinners and giving her time to the Deacon annual fund raiser sale each June. Pat was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an early riser and worked hard each day. To keep alert and active was her ritual. Pat was quick-witted and outspoken as her many friends could attest to. She will be missed very much. She is survived by: her daughter, Bonnie L. Barbur of Rome RR 3; her daughter and son-in-law, Judy K. Barbur and Gerald Howard of Myersburg, Wysox RR 2; her son, Gary L. Barbur and his companion Kim J. Bosler of Rome; her only granddaughter, Lori Ann Howard of Myersburg, Wysox RR 2; a special friend and "sister," Della Herring of Montoursville, Pa. and several cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, Eugene N. Weed in 1985 and Cornelia Breece Weed in 1988, and by her husband Harold E. Barbur on Sept. 28, 1995. Friends may call this evening, from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home at 217 York Ave., in Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, 2007, at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Martin, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, in Luthers Mills, Pa. The family requests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Memorial Fund of the Wysox Presbyterian Church in care of Mrs. Margaret Gordon, RR 2 Box 260, Wysox, Pa. 18854 or to The Towanda USBC Youth Bowlers, in care of G. Thomas Johnson, PO Box 148, Monroeton, Pa. 18832, in Patricia Ann Weed Barbur's memory.
Published in the Daily Review on 8/16/2007.

WILLIAM JOHN WELKER, 67 of Saco, Towanda RR 1 died
Friday, Aug. 25, 2000 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born July 24, 1933 in Georges Township, Fayette County, he was a son of John Bertram Welker and Myra Louisa Lester Welker.  William was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School class of 1951 and later served in the U.S. Army in Germany from April 30, 1957 to May 30, 1962.  In early years he was employed by a meat processing company in Baltimore, MD and by Snyder’s Electroplating Co. and Bethlehem Steel, both in Harrisburg, Pa. area.  He was later employed by PennDOT in Towanda for 25 years until his retirement.  William was a past master and 32nd degree Mason member of LeRay Lodge No. 471.  He was a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Towanda; the Masonic Motorcycle Club Chapter 8 and Gold Wing Riders Association Chapter R, serving as past chapter director.  Other memberships included; the American Motorcycle Association, Loyal Order of the Moose, Canton, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191 of Towanda, the Association of Retired State Employees  and the National Rifle Association.  William was a retired Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety instructor and an amateur radio operator.  Surviving are his wife, Mae Ellis Welker at home; his sons, Edwin Russell and his wife, Janet Russell of Rome, Randy Russell and his wife, Cathy Russell of Luthers Mills and William J. Welker of Reading, Pa.; six grandchildren, Tracie, Marcy and Brandy Russell, Kayla Mae Russell, Randi Rae Russell, Danielle Russell and Dylan Russell; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary “Betty” and David Snyder of Ulster RR 2 and a nephew, Gary Snyder of Milton, Pa.  The funeral service will be held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Bill Sheppard of Ogdensburg, Pa. officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends this (Sunday) evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  LeRay Masonic Lodge N. 471 will hold a memorial service this evening at 6:45 p.m. at the funeral home, Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191 will hold memorial services this evening at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review

WELLIVER –ELEANOR W. COLE, 85, of Herrickville died Friday afternoon, June 21, 1996, at the Laporte United Methodist Home, Laporte.  Born May 10, 1911 in Herrick Township, she was a daughter of the late James and Mille Roof Welliver Sr.  Eleanor attended Towanda High School.  She assisted her husband, Carlton Cole in the operation of their farm in Herrick Township for many years until his death in 1977.  She was a member of the Herrickville Wesleyan Church and the Herrickville Sewing Club.  Surviving are: two sisters; Wilma Wetmore of Montana and Gladys Allis of Towanda RR 6; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was also preceded in death by a sister, Florence Taylor; and two brothers; James Welliver Jr. and Gerald Welliver.  The funeral service will be held Monday, June 24, 1996 at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends this evening (Sunday) from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  Friends who wish may direct memorials to the Herrickville Wesleyan Church, RR 3, Box 99, Wyalusing, Pa. in Mrs. Cole’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

WELLIVER - Gladys Mae Welliver Allis, 79
Gladys Mae Welliver Allis, 79, widow of Arthur E. Allis of East Towanda, PA, died on Friday morning, Nov. 12, 2004 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Melvin Hollenback in Lockwood, NY. Born April 24, 1925 in Herrick Township, she was the daughter of the late James Welliver, Sr. and Millie Roof Welliver. Gladys attended the Herrickville, Camptown and Wyalusing schools and was a graduate of Rome High School, Class of 1942. In early years, she was employed by the Eclipse in Elmira, NY and was later employed by Daugherty’s Restaurant in Ulster. Gladys was a member of the Herrickville United Methodist Church and also served as a lay chaplain at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. She was active in community affairs in the Herrickville area and was a member of the Herrickville Sewing Club and AARP. She enjoyed traveling and water aerobics. Surviving are daughters, Judy Hollenback and her husband, Melvin of Lockwood, NY, Penny Arrington and her husband, Joseph of Roanoke, VA; Terry Rottler of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; sons, Gary Allis of East Towanda, Dennis Allis and wife, Anita, High Point, NC; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur E. Allis on July 31, 1992; two brothers, Gerald Welliver and James Welliver, Jr.; three sisters, Wilma Wetmore, Florence Taylor and Eleanor Cole. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15 at the funeral home, with the Rev. Helen Learn, pastor of the Herrickville United Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in the Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Herrickville United Methodist Church, PO Box 163, Camptown, PA 18815 in Gladys Mae Welliver Allis’s memory.

WELLIVER –SARAH SIMONS of 207 ½ N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre died unexpectedly (August 3, 1988) at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born September 30, 1903 in Standing Stone Township, she was the daughter of John and Tillie Hill Welliver. She was employed by Sayre Lingrie at one time and the Robert Packer dining room. Mrs. Simons was a resident of the Valley area most of her life. She was a member of the Sayre First Baptist Church. She was predeceased by her husband, William on June 17, 1963 and later married Francis who died on November 15, 1983. She is survived by a daughter, Wilda Baxter of Sayre; six step-children; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Rolland; two sisters, Edna Grace and Grace Benjamin and one son Donald Simons. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Sayre First Baptist Church with Rev. Richard Patterson officiating. Burial was in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Pall bearers were John Baxter, William Baxter, Larry Grace and Paul Grace. –Towanda Daily Review

WELLS - Gary L. Wells, 71, of RR2 Wyalusing, Pa., (Terry Twp.), died
Friday, April 2, 2010, at his home.  Born Nov. 1, 1938, in Towanda, Pa., he was the son of the late George V. Wells and Ida HARDENSTINE Wells.  Gary was a graduate of Towanda High Class of 1956.  Following high school he enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy from 1957 to 1959.  In 1971 Gary started his career with Penn Southern Gas Company in Reidsville, N.C. and continued as Vice President at Penn Southern Gas Company in Sayre, Pa., before leaving in 1984.  Surviving are: his daughter, Deanna Wells of Spartanburg, S.C.; his son, David Wells and his wife Lori, of Athens, Pa.; two grandchildren, Eric Wells and Jennifer Wells, both of Athens; his long time friend, Nancy Leighton, of Monroeton, Pa.  In addition to his parents, George V. Wells on June 28, 1980 and Ida Wells on April 18, 1989, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lee SILLAMAN Wells on Jan. 9, 1995; a sister, Marilyn Raub; two brothers, George Wells and Gerald Wells.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.  There are no calling hours.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840 in Gary L. Wells memory.  April 06, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

WELLS - Louise Champion, 75, of Waverly, N.Y. died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008.  She was born in Sayre, Pa. on July 11, 1933 the daughter of the late Leonard, Sr. and Lydia Carmen Wells. Louise was a crossing guard for the Village of Waverly for 26 years before retiring. She enjoyed bowling, shuffleboard and was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose 1490.  She is predeceased by her husband Donald Champion in 1997; two brothers Leonard, Jr. and Clinton Wells; and a sister Harriett Vosburg.  Louise is survived by daughter Teresa Champion of Endicott, N.Y.; granddaughter Danielle (Michael) Allen of Owego, N.Y.; special niece Sharlene (David) Clark of Chemung, N.Y.; brother Gerald Wells, Sr. of Waverly, who resided with her; sister and best friend Eleanor (George) Vrooman of Gillett, Pa.; special cousin Caroline (Raymond) Salsman of Waverly; step-daughter Kathy (Jack) Roepneck of Poland, N.Y.; great-granddaughter Meghan Porter; step-grandchildren Trevor, Tom, Hillary and Kyle; several nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces, great-great nephews and many special friends.  Graveside services will be held on Monday, Nov. 10, 2008 at 1 p.m. at Bradford County Memorial Park with Chaplain Linda Rogers from Athens Township Volunteer Fire Company officiating. Waverly-Barton Fire District and Greater Valley EMS will hold services at graveside. Memorial donations may be made in Louise’s memory to Waverly Barton Fire District, William Donnelly Parkway Station, 94 William Donnelly Parkway, Waverly, NY 14892.  RHW.  Sayre Morning Times.

WELLS Rebecca HOLLEY, age 49, of Troy, PA died on Saturday, June 16, 2001 at the Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport, PA.  She was born on February 16, 1952 in Troy, PA, a daughter of Frances and the late Marian (Stickler) Wells.  For the past four years Rebecca worked at Paper Magic as a die maker.  She is survived by her husband of 13 years, Thomas B. Holley of Troy, PA; sons, William Morgan Jr. of Troy, PA, Mark Morgan Jr. of Troy, PA, Mark Morgan of Mt. Lake, PA and Brian Holley of Spring Lake, NC; daughters, Kerry Morgan of Troy, PA and Dawn Holley of Royersford, PA; four grandchildren; brother, Samuel (Susan) Wells of Waverly, NY; sisters, Debbie and Brenda; special sisters-in-law, Virginia (Gary) Armstrong, Linda (John) Clark and Debbie Holley; several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held at 7 pm Thursday, June 21 at the First Baptist Church in Troy, PA following visitation there at 6 pm.  The Rev. Garry Zuber will officiate with interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA at the family’s convenience.  Arrangements were directed by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, PA.  Memorial contributions in Rebecca’s name may be directed to the American Cancer society, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

WERSCHING –ELIZABETH H. SCHMIDT, 81, of 806 South Main St., Athens died Thursday March 1, 1990 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born November 28, 1890 in New York City, NY, she was the daughter of George and Katherine Haman Wersching. She resided in the Troy and Canton areas from 1966-1985. She then moved to the Valley to live with her son. She is survived by a son, Charles Schmidt of Athens; two grandchildren, Eric of Athens and Mrs. Robert (Katherine) Johnson of Honolulu, Hawaii and a brother, John Wersching of Canton. She was predeceased by her husband, Carl in 1969. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. The funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Donald Greenwood, rector of the Church of the Redeemer, Sayre officiating. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. –Towanda Daily Review

GEORGE WERSHING, JR., 80, of Canton RD 2 died Saturday, Feb. 2, 1983 at his home.  Mr. Wershing was born Dec. 4, 1904 in Lippa, Austria-Hungary, the son of George and Katherine Haman Wershing. He was a former employee with I.T.T. in New York City.  Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Schmidt of Columbia Cross Roads RD 3; brother and sister-in-law, John and Cathryn Wershing of Canton, with whom he resided the past 16 years; nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schmidt; grand-nephew and grand-niece, Eric and Kathy, all of Columbia Cross Roads RD3.  A memorial service will be held Thursday, Feb. 7, at noon at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with Father Stephen McGough, pastor of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church Canton, officiating.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.

JOHN WERSCHING - On the morning of Monday, March 19, 2007, former Canton resident John Wersching died quietly at Ashton Hall Nursing Home in Athens. He was 88 years of age.  Born Jan. 20, 1919 in New York City, he was the son of George and Katherine (Hamann) Wersching. John's parents, who were Austro-Hungarian immigrants, settled in Yorkville, a German-speaking neighborhood on the East Side.  Young John grew up amidst a collage of Old World traditions and the American Dream. During the Second World War he served with the United States Army in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater.  John moved to the Minnequa area of Canton Township and worked for 42 years at the former Swayze Folding Box Co.  After his retirement he moved into McCallum Manor in Canton, where he met Betty Libold, and soon the two fell in love.  They were married in St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church and shared 10 years until Betty's passing.  In his earlier days, John was known as being a clever trout fisherman who always seemed to know how and where to catch the really big ones.  He also was a lover of music, and had an extensive and eclectic collection of videotaped concerts encompassing everything from Vladimir Horowitz to Carlos Santana.  Most of all, John was a man of good deeds who loved to help others. When he lived at Minnequa, at Christmas he used to pack his sled with toys for all of the children on the neighboring farms. At McCallum Manor, he was constantly running errands for others, even to the point of trudging through the snow while carrying a week's groceries for one of his neighbors.  John is survived by his nephew, Charles (and Edna) Schmidt of Athens; great-niece, Katherine Schmidt; great-nephew, Eric Schmidt; and great-great-nephew, Mathew Johnson.  Visitation will be 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with transferal prayers at 10:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Canton.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park. –Towanda Daily Review 3/20/2007

DONALD J. WEST, 69 of 306 Second Ave., Harrington, Del., formerly of Standing Stone, died Wednesday morning Dec. 23, 1987 at the Kent General Hospital, Dover, Del. following a brief illness.  Born March 10, 1918 in Sunbury, Pa., he was a son of the late Benjamin O. and Vonethia Diehl West.  He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army wand was employed by the I.B.E.W. Electrical Union in Wilkes-Barre for 20 years.  He was later employed as a security guard at the Campbell Company in Clayton, Del., retiring in 1983.  Mr. West moved to Herrington Del. In 1971 from Standing Stone.  He was a member of the Wyalusing Masonic Lodge #618 FUAM, the Scottish Rite Bodies of Towanda, the Williamsport Consistory 32nd Degree, the National Rifle Association, the Wilmington Delaware American Legion Post #4 and the Herrington Senior Center.  He is survived by his wife Helen E. West of Herrington, Del., a son William R. West of Newville, Pa.; two daughters, Mrs. John W. (Charlotte) W. Vaughn of Laurel, Del., Rita K. West of Milford, Del.; four grandchildren, a brother, Ralph West, White Hall, Md.; a sister, Mrs. Marjorie Toplonsky of Baltimore, Md.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Elvin and Elwood West.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28, 1987 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. David Lee West, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, Mifflinburg, Pa. officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  Union Masonic Lodge #108 FJAM, Towanda will hold services at the funeral home, Sunday at 7 p.m.  The family request that memorials may be directed to the Bradford Unit of the American Cancer Society, 315 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. in Donald West’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

ELWOOD D. WEST, 64, of Granville Summit RD 1 died Saturday, January 26, 1985 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Born July 20, 1920 at Sunbury, Pa., the son of Benjamin and the late Vonethia Diehl West.  He was a retired farmer and carpenter and a veteran of WW II.  He is survived by his wife of forty years, Betty Morgan West; four daughters; Judy M. Shults of Towanda, Dianne M. Shults of New Albany, Mrs. Richard (Barb) Manley of Troy and Kim West, at home; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Kay West, Terry and Marla West, Kent and Cathy West, all of Granville Summit RD 1; two other sons, Marty West and Mark West, both at home; his father, Benjamin O. West of RD 3 Troy; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandson; a sister, Mrs. Marjorie Toplonsky of Baltimore, Md.; two brothers; Donald West of Herrington, Del. And Ralph West of Baltimore, Md., several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Albin West in 1967.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy on Monday from 7-9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. George Durie, officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association.  –Towanda Daily Review

WESTBROOK   Barbara E. Kustaborder, 56, of Athens died on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness.  She was born on Jan. 13, 1954 in Waverly, N.Y., the daughter of Jesse and Martha WILLIAMS Westbrook.  Barb was a member of the Sayre Christian Church. She graduated from Athens Area High School and received her associate's degree from Elmira College. She was employed with Bradford County Day Care from 1971 to 2009. Barb loved her job, and the children she cared for. She loved to ride motorcycles, her dog "Harley" and enjoyed doing crafts. Barb lived her life through her heart, always a smile, positive nature, and a fighter.  She is predeceased by her father Jesse Westbrook; and first husband, Gerald GARRISON.  Barb is survived by her husband and caregiver of 7 years, Jack F. Kustaborder; children, Tom (Jenn Singer) Rinus of Athens, (Kimberly (Justin) Hine of Elmira, N.Y., and Michael Garrison of Athens; siblings, Linda (Ralph) Blowers of Athens, Benny (Kim) Westbrook of Athens, and Willie (Sherry) Westbrook of York, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; several aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews and cousins, and her beloved dog "Harley."  Friends and family may call from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 11, at the funeral home with Rev. James Donahoo officiating.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park cemetery in Luthers Mills, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., PO Box 191, Athens, PA 18810, to help defray the cost of the funeral expenses.  March 09, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

 

WESTBROOK Edith Louise Westbrook Andrus

84, Mountain Lake, PA died November 24, 2011 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township.  Edith was born December 20, 1926 in Asylum Township, the daughter of J. Harold and Arilla Strope Westbrook.  On June 3, 1946 she married Harold Leonard Andrus.  Edith was an avid reader and enjoyed playing cards.  Surviving are: her children:James Leonard Andrus and wife Mary Jean Bloom Andrus, Thomas Gary Andrus and wife Linda Gerald Andrus, and Linda Andrus Dibble' Ten grandchildren: Jay, Joe, Michelle, Kim, Okie, Cherrok, Jamie, Brandy, Bridget and Tony and twenty-seven greatgrandchildren; brothers-in-law Jake Walborn and Kenny Harris;  sister-in-law Diane Andrus; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Harold Leonard Andrus on July 21, 2011, brothers, John and William Westbrook and sister, Ruth Westbrook Andrus.  The funeral service was held November 29, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Avenue, Towanda.   Interment followed in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 in Edith’s memory.  Canton Independent Sentinel - December 3, 2011

 

JAMES JAY WESTBROOK, 30, of Towanda RD 5, Wysox Township formerly of Ithaca, NY died Thursday September 28, 1989 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born September 21, 1959 in Troy, PA, he was the son of Robert L. and Alberta Post Westbrook. John attended the Wyalusing schools until 1975 when he transferred to Towanda High School, graduating there in 1977. He attended Pennsylvania State University for two semester, then later completed his education at the Tompkins Cortland Community College and Cornell University, both of Ithaca. He was formerly employed by the Bradford County Board of Assistance, the U/S. Army Recruiting Station, District Justice James Cox’s office and Quo Vadis, Inc., all of Towanda. He was later employed by City Hall in Ithaca, NY as a senior clerk from 1981 to present. He also served as delivery person for Domino’s Pizza in Ithaca for the past five years. Jim was a member of the North Ghent United Methodist Church. He enjoyed plays, having participated in several amateur theater plays. He loved poetry and had written and published several poems. He was also a collector of rocks and was a member of several rock and mineral clubs. Jim is survived by his parents, Robert L. and Alberta Westbrook, Towanda RD 5; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Connie) Pisanick of Rome and Mrs. Regina Fassett of Mehoopany; two brothers, Robert C. Westbrook of Towanda and William L. Westbrook of Hamburg, PA; several aunts, an uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends this evening from 7 to 9 o’clock at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Jeffrey Hale, pastor of the North Ghent United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the North Ghent United Methodist Church in care of Mary Lou Keir, RD 1, Box 348, Ulster, PA or to the American Cancer Society, 513 South Main St., Athens, PA in Mr. Westbrook’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

 

WESTBROOK –LUCY W. VANDERPOOL, 75 of Towanda RR 2, Towanda Township died Saturday evening, March 13, 1999 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born March 14, 1923 in Wysox Township, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Martha Grace Post Westbrook.  During World War II, Lucy was employed by Sylvania Electric in Towanda and was later employed by the David Wilmot Hotel in Towanda and the Towanda Motel as a cook for over 30 years.  She was a member of the Union Corners United Methodist Church.  Surviving are a daughter, Marcella Benjamin of Towanda; a son and daughter-in-law, Leo and Lenore Westbrook Sr. of Elmira, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, Katrina Parker, Tammy Saxbury, Lucinda Saxon, Marty Jo Benjamin and Tashia Benjamin all of Towanda and Corrina Girardi, Leo Westbrook and Glori Mundis, all of Elmira, N.Y.; 14 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson; sisters, Irma Dyer, Lenora Heath and Norma Benjamin all of Towanda and Marchia Reeve of Herrickville; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Alberta Westbrook of Towanda; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Vanderpool in 1962; a grandson, Kenneth Eugene Benjamin; a great-grandson, Kenneth Eugene Saxbury; and two brothers, Lorenzo and Stanley Westbrook, who both died in 1949.  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, March 16, 1999 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the Towanda First United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

WESTBROOK Norma Marie Westbrook Benjamin

94, of Towanda, died Saturday evening, Dec. 8, 2012 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Norma was born in Asylum Township, on Aug. 27, 1918 the fourth child and third daughter of Robert "Rob" Colvin and Martha Grace Post Westbrook. She began school in the little schoolhouse in Ghent and following high school gained employment as a waitress in area restaurants. Norma was a veteran of World War II. having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. On Nov. 10, 1943 at Scranton, she joined the Women's Army Air Corps (WAAC), attaining the rank of corporal. During her service, she worked as a cook and drove a Jeep taking officers to their appointments. She served her country honorably until discharged on Feb. 22, 1946 at Fort Dix, N.J. On Oct. 6, 1955, she married Elias Benjamin in Towanda where the couple made their home. She was preceded in death by her husband on Aug. 15, 1980. Norma was employed by Sayre Lingerie for 37 years until her retirement in 1981. She was a member of the Union Corners United Methodist Church and Towanda American Legion Post No. 42. Norma enjoyed reading and cooking. Her love was showered on children in her circle of family and friends.  She is survived by her step daughter, Gloria Benjamin Cox and husband Ira; four step grandchildren; sisters Leona Heath and Marchia Reeve of Towanda; sister in law Alberta Westbrook of Towanda; her husband's niece whom she raised, Rebecca Benjamin of Towanda; and her extended family, numerous additional nieces, nephews and cousins; and a very dear friend, Marcella VanRiper of Sayre. In addition to her parents and husband she was predeceased by her brothers, Lorenzo, Stanley and Robert Westbrook and sisters, Lucy Vanderpool and Irma Dyer.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Rev. William Westbrook and Rev. Pam Wright officiating. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home. There are no calling hours.  Interment will be later in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.   Towanda Daily Review – December 10, 2012

 

WESTBROOK Robert E. "Yogi" Westbrook

64, of Saco Road, North Towanda, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 at University Hospital Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Robert was born June 5, 1948 in Towanda, the son of John and Pauline House Westbrook. He was a veteran of the Viet Nam War having served in the U.S. Army.  On May 9, 1970 he married the former Donna Marie Gowin at Moss Bluff, La. He was preceded in death by his wife on Jan. 8, 2009. In early years, Robert was employed by the Vandervort Mill in Wysox and Douglas Brothers Paving. He was later employed by the Valley Stock Yard and worked on several area farms. He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, AM Vets Post No. 187, Asylum Twp., Haigh's Pond VFW Post No. 6824, Rome and the Monroeton Rod & Gun Club. "Yogi" as he was known by his family and friends played Santa Claus for many gatherings in the area over the years.  Surviving are his children, Ann Marie Westbrook, Mary Kaye Westbrook and Duncan Michael (Lacey) Westbrook all of Saco; grandchildren Dylan and Ashley Strohl and Addison and Lane Westbrook; sisters Patricia (Howard) Coleman of Warren Center, Virginia Vaughn of Macon, Ga. and Alberta "Bertie" (Harold) Faulkner of Macon, Ga.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by brothers, Donald Eugene and John Francis "Butch" Westbrook.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Rev. Janet Wagner officiating. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The interment service will be held Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Bradford County Memorial Park, with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. Contributions may be directed to Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 37, 742 Bridge St. Towanda, PA 18848 in Robert E. Westbrook's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – August 24, 2012

 

WESTBROOK Thomas L. Westbrook Sr.

65, of Wysox, Pa., died Sunday, June 16, 2013, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Thomas was born in Sayre on March 7, 1948, the son of Henry and Emily Shaffer Westbrook. In early years, he was employed by Vandevort Mills, Pargas, Outwater Pontiac-Cadillac and Agway, Inc. and was later employed by F.S. Lopke Contracting in Apalachin, N.Y., where he retired following 25 years of service. Thomas enjoyed spending time with his family, the outdoors, camping, hunting, fishing and NASCAR racing. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Joanne Groover Westbrook, whom he married on April 29, 1967, in Towanda; children, Thomas L. Westbrook Jr. and wife Wendy of Rome, and their children Tiffany and Brittany, Daryle L. Westbrook and wife Sonya of Overton and their children, Mikayla, D.J., Garrett and Codey, Melissa A. Seymour of Meehoopany, her companion Chuck Goodwin and her children, Melinda and Jarred; great grandchildren, Claude, Hayden, Marshall and Molly; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Debra Westbrook of Arkansas; sisters and brothers-in-law, Patricia and Jim Harkness of LeRaysville, Marleah and Andy Space of Hornbrook; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Westbrook.  The funeral service will be held at noon on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Thomas Geiger, pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Towanda officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  

Towanda Daily Review – June 18, 2013

 

WESCOTT - Wanita (Wescott) Gernert, 81, formerly of Columbia Crossroads, Pa., died on Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, at the Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro, Pa.  She was the loving wife of the late John P. "Jack" Gernert IV, who died on Feb. 23, 1997. The couple married Feb. 1, 1947, and had 50 happy years together.  Family and friends are welcome to call from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, and again from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. The funeral service to honor Wanita's life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the funeral home with Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. Burial will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Wanita was born on Jan. 24, 1928, in Johnson City, N.Y., daughter of the late Howard Kenneth and Norma Betty (WORDEN) Wescott. She worked at Westinghouse, Eureka, Woven Label, R&S Electronics, helped with the family farm and was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed being an advocate for youth and teens for the 4-H horse club and square dance teams. She also enjoyed traveling, bingo, painting, woodworking, puzzles, playing cards, and getting her hair and nails done.  Wanita is survived by: her sons Kenneth (Carolyn) Gernert of Troy, Pa., and William (Carol) Gernert of Columbia Crossroads, Pa.; her daughters Beverly (Terry) Yoder of Mansfield, Pa., and Norma (Paul) Bellows of Canton, Pa.; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Wanita is preceded in death by: her parents; her husband Jack; her granddaughter Theresa Ann (Teri-Ann) Yoder; her grandson Christopher Wood; an infant grandson; her brother Raymond Lawrence Wescott; and several sisters and brothers-in-law.  Memorial contributions may be made in Wanita's memory to the Olde Covert Church, RR 1 Box 368, Troy, PA 16947, the Bakerburg Community Church, 197 Gray Valley Road, Mainesburg, PA 16932, or Broad Acres Nursing Home, 1883 Shumway Hill Rd, Wellsboro, PA 16901.  30 September 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

WETZEL, FRED. I.    Fred I. Wetzel, 72, of Troy RD3 died January 6, 1987 at the Troy Community Hospital.  He was born May 19, 1914 in Dalmatia, PA, the son of Newton and Mae Troxell Wetzel.  Mr. Wetzel was a member of the East Troy United Methodist Church.  He was a foreman on the Pennsylvania and Penn Central Railroad from 1940 until his retirement in 1972.  He was a member and past master of the Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 306 F and A M; member and past high priest of the Troy Royal Arch Chapter No. 261; member of the Ancient Scottish Rite Valley of Towanda; member of Northern Council No. 24, Athens; a member of the Northern Commandery No. 16, Towanda; member of Northeastern York Rite College No. 102 and past district deputy grand high priest.  Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Lena Liddle Wetzel; sons and daughters-in-law, Duane and Judy Wetzel of East Smithfield and Todd and Linda Wetzel of Port St. Lucie, FL; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sister and brother-in-law, Hazel and Russell Lenker of Forty Fort, PA; brothers, LeRoy Wetzel of Dalmatia, PA and William Wetzel of Herndon; sister-in-law, Doris Wetzel, also of Herndon; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Daphne Wetzel and brothers, Howard Wetzel and Russell Wetzel.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on January 9 with Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. A memorial service was held at the funeral home on January 8 by Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 306 F and A M.  Memorial may be directed to the East Troy United Methodist Church.  (TGR Jan 15, 1987)

HAROLD “DUANE” WETZEL, SR., age 67, of Mansfield, PA, died Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at his home.  Harold was the husband of the late Judy (Darrow) Wetzel.  He was born on June 9, 1938 in Elizabethville, PA, the son of Fred and Lena (Little) Wetzel.  Duane retired from the Towanda Courthouse where he was a Domestic Relations Enforcement Officer.  He had been an athlete during his high school years, having lettered in Basketball, football, baseball and track.  Duane was a 1957 graduate of Troy High School.  Duane was a veteran of the US Army, having served in the Korean War.  Duane is survived by a son.  Harold Duane Wetzel Jr. of Sylvania, PA; a daughter, Lori Wetzel of Virginia Beach, VA; two grandchildren, Amber and Zachary; a great-granddaughter, Brooklyn; and a brother, H. Todd Wetzel of Eustis, FL.  In keeping with Duane’s wishes, there will be no services.  Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family.  (Buried Bradford Co. Memorial Park) –Elmira Star Gazette.
 

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