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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
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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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WOLBACH Marvin L. Wolbach

84, of Longvalley Road, Franklin Twp., Pa., formerly of Longway St., Athens, Pa. died Thursday morning Aug. 11, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Born August 16, 1926, in Fullerton, Pa. he was a son of the late William and Leona Freeman Wolbach.  Marvin was a graduate of Wyalusing High School and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy in the European Theatre. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart. On February 28, 1947, he married the former Esther Cobb in Elmira, N.Y. Marvin was employed by Whipple Brothers, Bradford County Highway Dept., Remington Rand and also Ingersoll Rand in Athens for 32 years, until his retirement in 1981. Marvin was a member of D.A.V. Chapter 37, Towanda, V.F.W. Post No.1536 Sayre, Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, and AmVets Post ,Durell. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, and fishing. Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Caine of Wyalusing, Pa.; a son, M. Wayde Wolbach and wife Genene Wolbach of Virginia Beach, Va.;  four grandchildren, Ardenia M. Ervin of Oswego, N.Y., Daniel Abadie of Franklin Twp., Pa., Melanie L. and Marvin L. Wolbach both of Virginia Beach, Va.; two great grandchildren, Elaina Ervin and Brooklyn Womach; half-brothers Freeman Honeywell and his wife Pat of Fort Worth, Tex. and Robert Honeywell of Sugar Run, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther, on Nov. 14, 1999, a brother, William F. Wolbach, in 1982 and a sister, Catherine May Arnold.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 at the Maryott -Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. with Rev. James Hollister, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will follow in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. with Towanda American Legion Post 42 according full military honors.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.   The family suggests that contributions may be directed to Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 37, 742 Bridge St. Towanda, PA 18848 in Marvin's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – August 13, 2011

 

WOLFF Barbara W. Brainard

81, widow of Truman F. Brainard of Wysox formerly of North Towanda died peacefully early Saturday morning, Jan. 5, 2013 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Township.  Barbara was born in Astoria, Queens, N.Y. on Dec. 9, 1931 the daughter of Edward and Margaret Wolff. She moved to New Albany in 1946 and was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School. Barbara was formerly employed as a secretary-bookkeeper for several area businesses and retired from the Wyalusing Schools in 1994. She served as New Albany Borough Auditor for over 20 years. Barbara loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed the outdoors and working in her flower gardens.  Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Tom Wood and their daughter, Alissa with whom she resided for the past 6 years until her health failed; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Marilyn Brainard and their children, Travis and Lauryn (Cody) Mosier, and H. Ed and Pat Brainard and their son, Tyler; and very special friends in her life that were always there for her, Vida Williams (Lee) and Sandy Klawonn (Ralph).  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Truman F. Brainard in 2003, sister, Betty and brother, Edward.  A private family funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with Rev. Jackie Condon, pastor of the Rome United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  There are no calling hours.  Contributions may be directed to Wysox Volunteer Emergency Medical Service, Box 302, Wysox, PA 18854 in Barbara W. Brainard's memory.    Towanda Daily Review – January 6, 2013

 

DELLA L. WOOD 72, of Hillcrest Apartments, Troy died Tuesday, March 12, 1996 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  She was born July 30, 1923 in Troy the daughter of Leon and Lillian Hapeman Wood.  She was a long-time resident of the Troy area.  She was an active participant of all the activities held at Hillcrest Apartments.  Della had many friends and was a helpful, caring person to all of them.  She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Philip and Linda Putnam of Memphis, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Wade and Jackie; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Karen and Milton Sherman of Troy RR 3.  She was predeceased by a son, Jack Putnam in 1965.  There will be a memorial service at the Vickery funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy on Friday, March 15, 1996 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 13, Troy, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

ALFRED JAY WOOD (Moyle1, John Jay2, John S.3, Aaron4, Consider5, Josiah6, Ephraim7, Samuel8 and Henry) of Canton, Pa. passed away Friday, March 28, 2014 at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y. He was born in his paternal grandparent's house (The Morgan House across from Clem Pratt's) on 2nd Street in LeRaysville, Pa. on Sept. 4, 1934, the son of Moyle Erwin and Maybelle Katharine (Fish) Wood, the grandson of John Jay and Carrie (Rogers) Wood and William Howe and Willetta Jane Fish. He was raised in the New Albany area (Hatch Hill) where he graduated from the New Albany Vocational High School Class of 1952. After working on the Erie Railroad section gang and at Towanda Folding Box, Alfred then joined the Navy in 1953. Alfred married the former Loretta Ann Pedro, the daughter of Albert and Olive (Josbena), on Jan. 30, 1954 at his parent's home in New Albany. They spent 59 happy years together while making their three children their whole life. His family went with him if possible on his tours of duty at Newport, R.I., Bainbridge, Md., twice to San Diego, Calif., Long Beach, Calif., and Guam, Marianas Islands. After achieving the rank of Master Chief Radioman, he retired from the U.S. Navy on May 1, 1975, after which he with his wife moved to Canton, Pa. where they made their home during the rest of their 59 years together. During his time in the U.S. Navy he served onboard the USS Dennis J. Buckley (DDR808), the USS Everett F. Larson (DDR830), the USS Colahan (DD658), the Staff of Commander Destroyer Flotilla Three, the Naval Communications Station Guam, Mariana Islands, the Staff of Commander Cruiser-Destroyer Forces Pacific and the Staff of Commander Surface Forces Pacific. During his Naval Career, Master Chief Wood attended Radioman "A" School, Radioman "B" School and Naval Communications Systems Technician School; he also served as an instructor at Radioman "B" School. He studied for two years at Grossmont College, at San Diego, Calif. receiving an associate's degree and a Certification of Completion of the California General Education Requirements for a Bachelor's degree, at San Diego State University, at San Diego, Calif. and Long Beach College at Long Beach, Calif. He also studied at the University of Maryland by correspondence courses. After retiring from the U.S. Navy after 22 years of service, he worked as a salesman for 1 year at the Warner Tractor Company located at East Troy and for 15 years at Hess Farm Equipment at Rte. 414, at Canton, Pa. Both he and Loretta loved to hunt and fish and they both enjoyed fishing at their place in Canada annually for many years after his retirement. Alfred is survived by his three children, Laura Jean Perez of Radcliff, Ky., Larry Jay and his wife Wanda Lee of Murfreesboro, Tenn. and Matthew Moyle and his wife Angela of Williamstown, N.Y.; grandchildren, Julana (Wood) Blankenship and her husband John of Hawaii, Brooke Ann Wood, Joseph Korthas, and Christina Korthas, all of Williamstown, N.Y., Jessica (Crain) Cressey and her husband Scott of Ga., Jennifer Crain of Texas, Jaymes Crain of Pittsburgh, Pa., Amanda and her husband Robert "Bo" Parker of Smyrna, Tenn., Ruzenka Lauko of Hawaii; great-grandchildren, Arisin Miodowski of Tucson, Ariz., Bryce Johnson of Radcliff, Ky., Jaymison Parker and Sophie Parker of Smyrna, Tenn.; and a special friend, Bobby Drapeau of Kingston, Ont. He was preceded in death by his partner, his sweetheart, his wife, Loretta, on Feb. 14, 2013; his parents; and two brothers-in-law, Rudy Pedro and Tony Pedro of Towanda and New Albany respectively. He was a member of Canton VFW Post No. 714, the American Legion, The Loyal Order of Moose, the National Rifle Association and the Fleet Reserve Association. The funeral service will be held at 12 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor John Lattimer of the Faith Baptist Church, Canton, Pa. officiating. Dungarees or casual dress will be appropriate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. Contributions may be directed to the charity or organization of one's choice in Alfred J. Wood's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 3/30/2014

 WOOD –ETHEL F. BARRETT, 76, (SRGP 42061) of Troy RD 3, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 1991, at home.  She was born May 21, 1914, in Sullivan Township, Tioga Co., PA, the daughter of William and May Benson Wood.  She is survived by a daughter, Doris Richards of Elmira; sons, Robert Barrett Jr. of Middleburg, N.Y.; Joe Barrett of Troy RD 1; Fred Barrett, at home; Gene Barrett of Allentown; Wayne Barrett of Troy RD 3; Gary Barrett, at home; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Robert C. Barrett on Nov. 29, 1978, and daughter, Betty J. Matthews on July 12, 1982.  There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 1991, at the Vickery funeral Home in Troy, with the rev. Garry Zuber officiating.  Burial will be at the Bradford County Memorial Park.  Memorials may be directed to the Troy Fire Department or the Troy Ambulance Association.

WOOD –MRS. EVELYN A. DUNBAR, (SRGP 37497)  67, of Troy RD 3 died Saturday, September 18, 1976, at her home.  She had been in failing health for some time.  She was the widow of Ralph Eugene Dunbar.  Mrs. Dunbar was born March 8, 1909, in Tioga County, the daughter of Wesley and Harriet Fields Wood.  She was a member of the Bakersfield Community Church and a retired employee of the Bradford County Manor.  Surviving are: three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Joyce) Pratt of Troy RD 2; Mrs. Robert (Doris) Sherman of Columbia Cross Roads RD 3 and Mrs. Larry (Harriet) Raub of Troy RD 1; four sons, Wayne Dunbar and Thomas Dunbar, both of Millsboro, Delaware; Harry Dunbar and Lloyd Dunbar, both of Troy RD 3; three sisters, Mrs. Leah Boyer of troy RD, Mrs. Lucy Dunbar of Elmira and Mrs. Rose Mills of Hardeesville, N.C.; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  The Rev. Glenn Dewey will officiate and burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

WOOD Janice A. Judson

78, of 354 Beirne Hill Road, Towanda Pa. (Monroe Twp.), died Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre following an extended illness.   Janice was born in Sayre, Pa., on April 27, 1933, the daughter of Edward and Florence Hipple Wood. She was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1951. On May 10, 1952 she married Clifford M. Judson in Towanda. Janice was employed as a legal secretary in the Towanda area for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling and camping.   Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Clifford M. Judson; children Charlene E. Sotomayor and husband Luis of Wellington, Conn., Mark R. Judson and wife Pamela of Youngsville, La., and Clifford L. Judson and wife Lisa of Rome, Pa.; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; a sister, Joan Gallow of Towanda; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Sheila Maddox in 1985.  The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Thomas Blackall officiating. The family will receive friends on from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society , Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701-3945 in Janice A. Judson's memory.     Towanda Daily Review - November 14, 2011

 

KYLE SCOTT WOOD, infant son of Ronald L. and Theresa M. McKernan Wood of 333 William St., Towanda died December 30, 1986 at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital in Elmira. He was born December 29, 1986 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. In addition to his parents he is survived by a sister, Sonya Wood at home; paternal grandparents, Richard and Evelyn Wood of Towanda RD 4; maternal great-grandparents, Joseph and Laura McKernan of Luthers Mills; maternal great-grandmother, Beatrice Brown of South Branch; paternal great-grandmother, Eva Root of Troy; several aunts, uncles, cousins. A private graveside service will be held at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. –Towanda Memorial Park

 

WOOD – Leon P. Wood, 84, of Troy, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 1959. He was a retired well driller. Survived by wife, Mrs. Lillian Hapeman Wood; daughters, Mrs. William Putnam and Mrs. Harold Bardwell, both of Troy, Mrs. Earl Davidson of Elmira, Mrs. Lewis Putnam of Canton; son, Theodore Wood of Middlebury; stepson, Archie Butler of Nyack, NY; sisters, Mrs. Bertha Christler of Shortsville, NY, Mrs. Nellie Hartgrove of Leroy, NY, Mrs. Faye Surdam of Galeton, Mrs. Goldie Sargent of Elmira; brother, LaMont Wood of Elmira; 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. The body is at the Vickory Funeral Home where friends may call. Services at the Troy Baptist Church at 1:30 PM Monday. The Rev. Herbert Punchard and the Rev. Orey Crippen. Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther’s Mills.

 

WOOD –LUCY A. WOOD HEATH, age 72, widow of John A. Heath of Towanda RR 2, died Saturday afternoon, Nov. 13, 1999, at her home following declining health.  Born Jan. 23, 1927 in Liberty Corners, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Louise Vergason Wood.  On Aug. 11, 1944 Lucy married John A. Heath, and together they owned and operated farms in Towanda Township from 1947 until their retirement in 1982.  In early years Lucy was employed by the Fontain Weaving Co. in Towanda and was later employed by the Towanda Corsett Co. for many years until 1964.  Lucy and John enjoyed square dancing and were former members of several square dancing clubs in the area.  Lucy’s main interest in life surrounded her home and family.  She enjoyed hunting and cooking for her family and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John, on July 12, 1999.  Surviving are; her daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Richard Luce of Towanda RR 3; her son; Gary Heath and his dear friend, Rose Johnson, of Towanda RR 6; her granddaughter and her husband; Rhonda and Paul Ferrario of Towanda; a grandson; Scott Heath of Towanda RR 5; a grandson and his wife; Frank and Jennifer Heath of Monroeton; a great-grandson, Joshua Ferrario; a great-granddaughter; Taylor Heath; a sister and brother-in-law; Marjorie and Wilbur Elliott of Liberty Corners; three sisters; Helen Bishop of the Senior Citizens Building, North Towanda, Hettie Johnson of Durell and Mable Spencer of East Smithfield; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins; and many good friends.   She was preceded in death by: two brothers, David and Edward Wood, and two sisters, Myrtle Wood and Nellie Titchen.  The funeral service will be held Monday, Nov. 15, 1999 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Pastor A. Michele Somerville officiating.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  There are no calling hours.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. Heath’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

WOOD MABLE D
Mable D. Wood Spencer, 99, widow of Emmett H. Spencer, formerly of Ulster RR 2, Ulster Township, Pa., died Sunday evening, June 17, 2007, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Born May 14, 1908, in Asylum Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Verjason Wood.  Mable attended the Bull School in Asylum Township.  Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family. In earlier years, Mable enjoyed fishing.  Surviving are: her children, Henry D. Spencer and his wife, Loretta Spencer, of RR 1, Milan, Pa., Irene E. Bishop and her husband, John "Jack" Bishop, of Ulster, Marian L. Jefferson and her husband, George Jefferson, of Milan RR 1, Richard D. Spencer and his wife, Laura Spencer, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Joyce A. Benjamin of Columbia Cross Roads, Bernard E. Spencer and his wife, Lisa Spencer, of Ulster RR 2, and Michael E. Spencer and his wife, Donna Spencer, of Ulster RR 2; her daughter-in-law, Anne E. Spencer of Ulster RR 2; 23 grandchildren 30 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; her sisters, Marjorie Elliott and her husband, Wilbur Elliott, of Liberty Corners and Hettie Johnson of Towanda; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett H. Spencer, on Sept. 2, 1962; her daughter Myrtle Marie Harding, in 1983; her son Edward C. Spencer, on April 21, 2007; brothers, David Wood and Edward Wood; sisters Myrtle Wood, Helen Bishop, Nellie Titchen and Lucy Heath; and by her son-in-law Jerome Benjamin.  The funeral service will be held at noon Thursday, June 21, at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Gordon Farr Street, Ulster, Pa., with the Rev. Sandy Brant, pastor of the Ulster United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Thursday morning at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. 18848, or to the Ulster United Methodist Church, PO Box 345, Ulster, Pa. 18850, in Mable D. Spencer's memory.  Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

WOOD, Marjorie “Marge” Kelts Kenyon
Age 81 of Troy, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, surrounded by her family at the Troy Community Hospital. Marjorie was the wife of Robert E. “Bob” Kenyon for 36 years. She was born Jan. 27, 1923 in Troy, the daughter of Hiram and Evelyn Bixby Wood. She graduated from Canton High School in 1941. Following the death of her first husband, Harold “Pete” W. Kelts, who died on 1957, Margie put herself through cosmetology school while raising her three sons. She opened her own beauty salon, the Twindale Beauty Salon, located on Union St. in Canton. She was a former member of the Eastern Star in Canton, a Cub Scout den mother, taught bible school, Sunday school and loved singing in the choir at the Canton United Methodist Church. Margie loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her favorite pastimes were music, flowers, and the outdoors. Margie is survived by her husband, Bob; three sons and daughters-in-law, Dale A. Keltz of Canton, Lynn and Janette Keltz of Troy, Larry and Ronda Keltz of Bartlett, Tenn; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Colonel and Marjorie Wood of Canton; sisters and brothers-in-law, Eloise and Dean Mahood of Inverness, Fla., Clara and Marshall Hoffa of Canton, Ona and Gene Brasington of Troy, Edgaretta Hungerford of Mainesburg; sister-in-law, Martha Wood of Canton. Her parents , first husband, Harold “Pete” Keltz; brother, Hiram Wood, Jr; two sisters, Geraldine Rice and Dora Reynard, preceded her in death. Family and friends are invited to call Sunday, Jan. 23 from noon until 2 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, P.C., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A memorial service will immediately follow at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with Pastor Joshua Payne officiating. Burial will be made in Bradford County Memorial Park, Burlington Township.

REED MALCOLM WOOD, 87, of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda formerly of 215 Chestnut St., Towanda died Monday evening January 30, 1989 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born December 31, 1901 in Towanda, he was the son of Austin P. and Lillian Smith Wood. Mr. Wood attended Towanda schools and in earlier years was employed by the J.O. Frost Furniture Co. and the Berlinger Silk Mill, both in Towanda. He was later employed for 10 years by Commonwealth Telephone Co. and for five years by J. Andrew Morrow School in Towanda. Mr. Wood was the proprietor of Woods Used Furniture Store on N. Fourth Street in Towanda for many years. He was a member of Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191; Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge #1367, life member of Towanda Gun Club, member of the Monroeton Rod and Gun Club and the oldest member of Franklin Steam Engine Co. #1, Towanda. Surviving are a son, Reed John Wood, Towanda; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Leo and Maxine Wood of Towanda and Philip Peter and Donna Wood of Monroeton; a daughter and son-in-law, Sally Ellen Roof Schrader and George Schrader of Portland, OR; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Marguerite Ulmer of Jacksonville, FL and Althea McAllister of Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Fay Shay Wood on October 24, 1957. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Towanda Elks Lodge #2191 will hold a service at the funeral home Thursday at 7 p.m. followed by a scripture reading at 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The family suggests that memorials may be directed to Memorial Hospital, Towanda in Mr. Wood’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

WOODBURN - Rita W. Franklin, formerly of Athens, died peacefully at Saint Andres’ Home in Biddeford, Maine with her son Paul and other family at her side. She was 81.  Rita was born on Aug. 30, 1928 in Rome, Pa. the daughter of her late parents Rupert and Mildred Woodburn. Rita worked at the Ingersoll Rand in Athens for 35 years, retiring in 1991. She has lived with her son Paul and his son in Saco, Maine since 2006. Rita was predeceased by her husband Phillip Franklin in 1976. She is survived by two sons, Paul of Saco, Maine and John of Sayre, Pa.; Paul Keysaw of Athens who lived with the Franklins during the last two years of high school and affectionately called her ‘Ma’; several grandchildren and one great-grandchild Brandan Franklin.  A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate the life of Rita will be held on Friday, Oct. 16, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Athens, Pa. with Father Vincent Langan officiating. Burial will be held in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills, Pa. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. 15 Oct 2009, Sayre Morning Times.

 

WOODRUFF Giles L. Woodruff

88, of Lake Wales, Florida, died on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at his home, after a long battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), with his family by his side.  He was born on September 23, 1922 in Towanda, Pennsylvania, and had retired to Lake Wales in 2000, coming from Athens, Pennsylvania, where he resided for over 50 years. His early years were spent in Pennsylvania where he worked as a tool maker, police chief, district justice, and was an Athens Township Supervisor. He was a 32nd-degree Mason in the Amity Rural Lodge and a member of the Northern Tier Lodge #60 of Fraternal Order of Police. He was a member of the Athens Methodist Church.  He is survived by his wife of 67 years Guelda “Willie” Woodruff, daughter Susan Cummings and her husband John of Ellenville, New York, and one granddaughter Jennifer Gillis and her husband Eric. He was preceded in death by a daughter Shirley.  Memorial services will Saturday, April 9, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Saddlebag Community Church in Lake Wales. Interment will be made at Bradford County Memorial Park.  Memorials of remembrance may be made to Hope Hospice 1525 Lakeland Hills Boulevard, Lakeland, FL 33805.  Sayre Morning Times – April 6, 2011

 

WOODRUFF - Leola E. Jackson, 82 - 9/23/2004 Wyalusing Rocket
Mrs. Leola E. Jackson, age 82, of South Hill Road, Orwell Township, PA, died peacefully on Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, at her home. Leola was born on Golden Hill, Wilmot Twp., Bradford County, on May 2, 1922, daughter of the late John G. and Jessie Woodruff. She attended local schools and married Henry Lewis Jackson of Oak Hill on March 13, 1938. They resided in Union Beach, NJ until Henry’s death on July 12, 1982, when Leola moved back to Bradford County. Leola was a homemaker and a loving spouse, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She really enjoyed cultivating her flower garden over the years. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Henry Lewis and Vera Jackson, Cheshire, CT; two daughters and sons-in-law, Betsy Jane and Lansing Booth, Whitehouse Station, NJ, Judy and Andrew Sieker, Orwell Township; a brother and sister-in-law, Herbert and Inge Woodruff, Kissimmee, FL; a sister, Norma Connor, Camptown; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Leola was predeceased by a son, John Jay Jackson; two grandchildren, Roxanne Booth and Leonard Sieker; two brothers, Earl Woodruff and Roy Woodruff and a sister, Jennie Jackson. Funeral services were held on Monday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the pastor of the United Church of God A.I.A. of Big Flats, NY, officiating. Interment was in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Towanda. Friends called on Monday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials may be directed to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, Att: James W. Seipler, RR1, Box 280, Rome, PA 18837.Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

 

Daily Review   09/11/2002
 Linda Lee "Cookie" WOODS Hagler, 54, wife of Jerry E. Hagler of Canton Ave., Monroeton, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, as the result of a motor vehicle accident in Towanda Twp. Born Feb. 29, 1948, in Emma, Ky., she was a daughter of Cora Lee Charles Woods Guastaveno and the late Curtis G. Woods. Linda was a graduate of Battin HIgh School in Elizabeth, N.J., Class of 1967 and was a graduate of Utah State University in Logan, Utah in the spring of 2000 where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in human resources. Following graduation from Utah State University, Linda moved with her family to Monroeton. Linda was employed by the Northern Tier Counseling Center in Towanda as a family-based counselor and was dedicated to the families she served. Linda was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, Towanda Ward and the Utah State University Alumni Association. Surviving are: her husband, Jerry E. Hagler, at home; her children and their spouses, Joshua and Angie Hagler of Evanston, Wyo., Shannon Anderson of Hyrum, Utah, Anthony and Amanda Hagler of Sonestown, Pa., Jason Hagler of Hyrum and Frederick Young, at home; grandchildren, Kay Lee and Brooklyn Hagler and Mekenzie Anderson; her mother and step-father, Cora and Frank Guastaveno of the Colonial Towers, Towanda RR1; sisters, Lorraine and her husband, Frank Szotak of Rahway, N.J. and Glenda Capone of Dover, Del.; brothers, Curtis G. and his wife, Star Woods of Garner, N.C., Gary "Sam" Woods of Roselle Park, N.J.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins. Linda will be deeply missed by her loving family and many good friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Curtis G. Woods in 1980 and by a brother, Harry "Buddy" Woods in 2001. The funeral service will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002 at 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints, Ann Street, Towanda with Bishop Paul Isaacs officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mill. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, PA. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

WOODS –MRS. VIOLA DAVIS, 59, of 717 Chemung St., Horseheads died Dec. 24, 1973.  Funeral and committal services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St., Elmira.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, at the convenience of the family.  Friends may call at the funeral home this afternoon from 2 until 4 o’clock and this evening from 7 until 9 o’clock.  The family requests that contributions be made to the Cancer Society.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

LEWIS G. WOODWARD
 Lewis G. "Pete" Woodward, 77, of Canton, PA, died in the Williamsport Hospital on Saturday, September 26, 1992 following an extended illness. Mr. Woodward was born on August 15, 1915 at Leolyn in Lycoming County, PA, the son of Daniel and Ellen Adams Woodward. Pete was a print machine operator at the former Swayze Folding Box Co. in Canton for 27 years, retiring in 1977.  He was a member of the Grover Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife of 49 years, the former Verta Young; daughter, Mrs. Cathy Coats, Wilkes-Barre; sister, Mrs. Luella Campbell, Canton RR 1; foster son, Richad Heeman, Troy; foster daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Holbert of Rome, Mrs. Judy White of Sayre, Mrs. Shelly Kuhlman of Wilkes-Barre and Mrs. Tracey Sechrist and Mrs. Agnes Heeman, both of Canton; 23 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Grover Church of Christ September 29 with the Rev. Will Strunk officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Arrangements were by the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton. Pallbearers were to be Allen Taylor, Robert Jones, Frederick Watkins, Lewis Schanbacher, Gary Moretz and Donald Renstrom. Memorial donations may be directed to the Grover Church of Christ in Mr. Woodward's memory. (TGR, Thursday, October 1, 1992)

CHARLES A. WOOSTER SR. of Elmira died Monday Aug. 10, 1992 at his home.  Born in Towanda on July 20, 1914 he lived there until 1946.  He is survived by his mother, Mrs. A. V. Wooster; daughters, Rose Marie Wooster and Kathleen Semanek both of Wilkes-Barre; and a sister, Mrs. Ray (Margaret) Carter of Horseheads.  He was predeceased by his son, Charles A. Wooster Jr. on Feb. 4, 1982.  Interment was in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  –Towanda Daily Review

ELSTON OLIN WOOTTON, 64, of Towanda RD 5 died early Wednesday Morning August 19, 1987 at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born January 1923 in Stevens Township (Fowler Hill) the son of Harry Olin and Ina Beeman Wootton. Mr. Wootton was a graduate of Camptown High School Class of 141 and assisted his parents in the operation of their farm in Stevens Township for many years. He was employed by the PA Dept. of Highways for two years and in 1966 went to work for I.E. Deupont in Towanda retiring in April 1985 following 19 years of service. He was known as “Uncle Fatso” to his nieces and nephews, “Pa” to many, but always just “Woot” to his co-workers at Dupont. Elston and his wife, the former Betty Clapper and three nieces operated the concession stand at the Wysox Drive-in Theatre from 1963-65 and during that time made a host of young friends. He loved his family, baseball and wrestling and was an avid hunter until deteriorating health no longer permitted. He was a member of the Wysox First Presbyterian Church, the Wysox Fire Department and Ambulance Associaton and was a past member of the Wysox I.O.O.F. He is survived by his wife, Betty (Clapper) Wootton at home; a son Gordon Wootton of Gainesville, FL; two granddaughters, Lisa and Lori of North Towanda; a grandson, Brandon Wootton, on Gainsville, FL. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. The family will provide their own flowers and requests that memorials be directed to the Wysox Ambulance Association, Box 2, Wysox, PA in Mr. Wootton’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

ARTHUR S. WORTHINGTON JR., 69, of Towanda, Pa., formerly of the Valley, died Tuesday June 28, 2005 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  He was born July 2, 1935 in Clarks Summit, Pa., the son of Flora Worthington and the late Arthur S. Worthington.  He served in the U.S. Air force and was a truck driver for several local companies.  He worked as a security guard for Pinkerton Agency before he retired.  He loved bowling and fishing.  He had a great love for his family and grandchildren.  He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed life with his family.  In addition to his mother, Arthur is survived by his children; Gin and Keith Evans of Scranton, Pa.; Susan and Brian Evans of Scranton, Pa.; Adam Worthington of Towanda, Pa.; Jeremy and JoAnn Worthington of Towanda, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers, Richard and Libby Worthington of Wysox, Pa.; Eugene and Betty Worthington of Waverly, N.Y.; Ronald and Amanda Worthington of Rome, Pa.; eight sisters, Linda and Gerald Sarnosky of Towanda, Pa.; Louise Luckman of Milan, Pa.; Nancy and Jeffrey Robbins of Rome, Pa.; Joyce and John McCloskey of Marion, N.C.; Carol and Walt Putman of Wysox, Pa.; Janet and Mark Lott of Newark Valley, N.Y.; Kathy and Dave Watkins of Deatsville, Ala.; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles including a special uncle Creed Palmer of Penns Park, Pa.; a brother-in-law, Jack Hyjurich of Levittown, Pa.  He is predeceased by a sister Marion Hyjurich.  Family and friends may call the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. on Thursday, June 30, from 6 to 8 p.m.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, July  1 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. James Fox, pastor of the Keystone Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial will take place in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  –Towanda Daily

WORTHINGTON –BETTY M. WALTERS, 71, Troy, formerly of Ogdensburg, died peacefully February 24, 2000, while surrounded by her loving family.  Born March 26, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Amos and Bessie Hurlburt Worthington, Letona, PA.  She graduated from Canton High School, Class of 1944; was employed by the former A&P plant in Horseheads, NY, for many years until her retirement.  Mrs. Walters was a member of South Creek Ladies Auxiliary and was a devoted homemaker.  Throughout life her main interest encompassed the love she shared with her family.  Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Cyndy Brown, Clarksville, TN, daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Nelson Wolfe, Burlington Twp., Marilynn and Ronald Krise, Troy, Carol and Stanley Strong, Ogdensburg, and Glenda and Frank Watson, Canton; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Eva Austin, Fassett, brothers, Richard Worthington, Xenia, OH, Donald Worthington, Orlando, FL; special nieces, nephews, cousins; and special companion, Duffy.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Harold Brown, 1971; second husband, Lee Walters, 1990; sisters, Ruth and Margaret Worthington; brother, Harley Worthington.  The funeral and committal service was held February 27 from the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton with Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  Interment was in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.  Memorials may be directed to the Allen F. Pierce Free Library, 115 Center St., Troy, PA in Mrs. Walters’ memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

WORTHINGTON Betty M. WALTERS, 71, of Troy, PA formerly of Ogdensburg, died Thursday, February 24, 2000.  She was a daughter born to the late Amos and Bessie Hurlburt Worthington on March 26, 1928 in Letona, PA.  Betty was a graduate of Canton High Class of 1944.  She was employed by the former A & P plant in Horseheads, NY for many years until her retirement.  She was a member of South Creek Ladies Auxiliary.  Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Cyndy Brown of Clarksville, TN; daughters and son-in-law, Susan and Nelson Wolfe of Burlington Township, Marilynn and Ronald Krise of Troy, carol and Stanley Strong of Ogdensburg, and Glenda and Frank Watson of Canton; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Eva Austin of Fassett; brothers, Richard Worthington of Xenia, Ohio, Donald Worthington of Orlando, Fla.; special nieces, nephews, cousins; and a special companion, Duffy.  Betty was predeceased by her first husband, Harold Brown, in 1971; her second husband, Lee Walters, in 1990; two sisters, Ruth and Margaret Worthington; and a brother, Harley Worthington.  Funeral and committal services were held February 27 at the Pepper funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorials may be directed to the Allen F. Pierce Free Library, 115 Center St., Troy, PA 16947 in Mrs. Betty M. Walters’ memory.  Troy Gazette Register

WORTHINGTON - Eugene E. "Butch" Worthington, 58, of Waverly, died on Sunday, May 4, 2008 at the Robert Packer Hospital surrounded by his loving family following an extended illness. He was born on July 2, 1949 in Sayre, the son of the late Arthur S. Worthington Sr. and Flora Ellis. Eugene served in the U.S. Army through two tours of duty in the Vietna War attaining the rank of Sergeant and also served in Korea and Okinawa. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Eugene was a very loving and devoted husband, son, father, grandfather and brother. He was predeceased by: his father, Arthur S. Worthington Sr.; half-sister, Marian Hyjurick; and half-brothers, Arthur Worthington Jr. and Richard Worthington. He is survived by: his wife of 24 years, Betty, at home; his mother, Flora Worthington Benjamin of Rome; two very special children, Kayne Worthington of Franklindale, Pa., and Monique Worthington of Rome; step-children, Billie Jo Decker of Sayre and Millard J. Decker of Scranton, Pa.; grandchildren, Daniel Worthington of Rome and Drake Worthington of Franklindale, Pa., Rae Lynn and Jaeclyn Allen of Rome; sisters, Linda (Gerald) Sarnosky of Luthers Mills, Louise Luckman of Milan, Nancy (Jeff) Robbins of Rome, Joyce (John) McClosky of Marion, N.C., Carol Putnam and Walt Donovan of Wysox, Janet (Mark) Lott of Newark Valley, N.Y., Janice Worthington and Steve Haner of Candor, N.Y., Kathy (Dave) Watkins of Deatsville, Ala.; and brother, Ronald (Amanda) Worthington of Rome; a very special brother and sister-in-law, Chucky and Kathy Vanderpool; an aunt, Laura Sharp of East Athens; an uncle, Art Ellis of Ulster; and a very special uncle, Creed Palmer of Norristown, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family may call on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Linda Rogers officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made in Eugene’s memory to: American Cancer Society, 10 Park Street, Towanda, PA 18848. - Sayre Morning Times, 5 May 2008

 

WORTHINGTON Flora J. Benjamin

Very well-attended funeral services for Flora J. Worthington Benjamin were held on Friday, March 8, 2013 at Lowery Funeral Home. The Rev. Linda Rogers officiated and many special memories of Flora’s life were shared, and “When I Get Where I’m Going” by Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton was played at the end of the service, a song which holds special meaning for the family. Burial was in Bradford County Memorial Park in the Worthington Family Plot. Pallbearers were her eight grandsons David Pelton, Kenneth Kunkle, Christopher Miller, Kayne Worthington, Jason Lott, Rodney Kithcart, Nicholas Dohring, and Chad Watkins. A luncheon was held at the Ulster Fire Hall following the committal services.    Sayre Morning Times – March 16, 2013

 

WORTHINGTON -Hannah W. "Nance" Hewes, 92, a resident of the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital of Towanda, formerly a long-time resident of Liberty Corners, RR 4, Towanda, Pa., died Sunday morning, Feb. 18, 2007, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.Born May 26, 1914, in Sonestown, Pa., she was a daughter of the late James Clayton Worthington and Jessie Eloise Bennett Worthington.Hannah attended Sonestown High School and assisted in the operation of her family's farm in early years.On Jan. 27, 1933, she married Jack Leslie Hewes in Maryland. Hannah and Jack resided in Eagles Mere, Pa., and later moved to Towanda in 1936, when Jack became employed by Penelec.Mr. And Mrs. Hewes later moved to Toronto, Canada, where they resided for eight years following Jack's acceptance of employment with Ontario Hydro Electric. Mr. and Mrs. Hewes subsequently returned to the area to purchase the former John Ennis farm in Liberty Corners, which they operated for many years.She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, on Feb. 3, 1976.Hannah was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the United Methodist Women.Surviving are: her children, Betty Hewes Grebey of Chester Springs, Pa., Harriet Hewes Vargason and Ernest Vargason of Liberty Corners, and Clayton Leslie Hewes and his wife, Constance Hewes, of Canton, N.Y.; her daughter-in-law, Debbie Hewes of Georgia; 18 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; her sisters, Laverna Miller of Williamsport, Pa., Ethel Bennett of the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Floye Walker of Stockton, Calif., Beatrice Young Pitty of Deland, Fla.; her sister-in-law, Betty Worthington of Monroeton, Pa.; a son-in-law, Richard Bowman of Georgia; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Audrey Bowman; a son, Kermit James Hewes; two sisters, Ruth Dean and Elizabeth Hammer; and two brothers, Guy Ernest Worthington and Earl Foster Worthington.The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the First United Methodist Church, Main Street, Towanda, with the Rev. Richard Barner, pastor, officiating.Interment will be at a later date in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church.Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.

WORTHINGTON - Richard C. Worthington Sr., 69, of Wysox, Pa., died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., following an extended illness. Richard was born Feb. 13, 1937. in Doylestown, Pa. He enjoyed fishing and watching NASCAR. He was predeceased by his father, Arthur S. Worthington Sr.; sister Marian Hyjurick; and brother Arthur S. Worthington, Jr.  Richard is survived by: his stepmother, Flora Worthington–Benjamin; longtime companion, Elizabeth Eskietz of Wysox; son and daughter-in-law, Richard C. and April Worthington Jr. of Barton, N.Y.; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Patricia Worthington of Sayre; and son John Worthington of Wysox; grandchildren, Jason A. Johnson of Waverly, N.Y., Danielle Worthington of Sayre, Jessica Worthington of Barton, Marc Worthington of Towanda, Pa., Zachary Worthington of Barton, Josef Post of Sayre and Sydney Post of Sayre; great-granddaughter, Mylea Bird of Sayre; sisters and brothers-in-law; Linda and Jerry Sarnoski of Towanda, Louise Luckman of Milan, Pa., Nancy and Jeff Robbins of Rome, Pa., Joyce and Jack McClosky of Marion, N.C., Carol Putnam of Wysox, Janet and Mark Lott of Newark Valley, N.Y., Janice Watkins of Wilseyville, N.Y., and Kathy and Dave Watkins of Deetsville, Ala.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Eugene and Betty Worthington of Waverly, and Ronald and Amanda Worthington of Rome; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. to noon Friday at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., Athens. Funeral services will be held at noon Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther's Mills, Pa.  Daily Review 12/28/2006.

WREYBURN E. WILLIAMS, 67, of RD 3, Lot 7, Towanda died on Wednesday July 12, 1989 at Towanda Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. Born August 31, 1921 in New Era, PA he was the son of Edward and Lydia Wells Williams. Living in the area most of his life, he was a member of the East Smithfield United Methodist Church. Mr. Williams was a former member of the I.O.O.F. of East Smithfield and a former member of Boy Scout Troop No. 10 of East Smithfield where he was a scoutmaster. He was employed as superintendent of maintenance for the Athens Area School District retiring in 1981. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; four sons, Clair of Towanda, Donald of Elmira, Wayne of Williamsport and Martin of Sayre; a daughter, Carol Jo Williams of Sayre; three sisters, Mrs. Frank (Norma) Camp of Williamson, NY, Mrs. Ralph (Virginia) Darrow of Macedon, NY and Mrs. Robert (Helen) Depew of East Smithfield; eight grandchildren a great-grandchild,; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Margurite Glothar. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens on Saturday from 1-2 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Nathan Blow, pastor of Grace Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 912 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, PA or the Diabetes Association. –Towanda Daily Review

WRIGHT –ALICE KEIR MAYS, 92, of Wellsboro died Saturday, Aug. 29, 1992 at the Carleton Nursing Home, Wellsboro.  She was born Aug 29, 1900 in Ice Lake, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Walter J. and Nina Wilson Wright.  She graduated, as a registered nurse, from Victoria General Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  She was a registered nurse at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, from 1948 to 1960 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro from 1961 until her retirement.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Wellsboro.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Kenneth Keir and Clyde Mays.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Jean and James Carleton Sr. of Wellsboro; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Mary Lou Keir, Sayre; a step-daughter, Betty Gehan of Maryland; grandchildren, Thomas and Shadel Carleton, Fairbanks, Ark., James A. Carleton Jr. of Wellsboro, Gary and Tamera Keir Rogers of Rochester, N.Y., and Timothy and LuAnn Keir Young, Sayre; four great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  A private family viewing will be held at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, Sunday, Aug. 30, 1992, from 7-9 p.m.  A private family funeral service will be held there Monday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. C. Wayne Diffenderfer, her pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Towanda RR 3.  The family will provide the flowers.  If desired memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church, 25 Central Ave., Wellsboro, Pa. in Mrs. Mays’ memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

WRIGHT –ALICE (WRIGHT) MCKEAN, 62, of Mars Hill, N.C., formerly of Burlington, Pa., died on April 9, 2006.  She was the loving wife of James A. McKean, whom she married June 9, 1962. The couple had 43 wonderful years together.  A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 17 at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills. Officiating will be the Rev. Jasper Smith, retired United Methodist minister.  The Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa., is in charge of the arrangements.  Mrs. McKean loved her family more than anything. They include her husband, James; her son, Jesse J. (Sherry) McKean of Hickory, N.C.; her daughter, Elaine A. Spencer of Waverly, N.Y.; her grandchildren, Virginia Mae Spencer, Gary Spencer, Nicholas McKean and Jessie McKean; and several brothers and sisters, and nieces and nephews. –Towanda Daily Review 4/12/2006

WRIGHT –BEATRICE I. (MORSE) HALL, 86, of Yuba City, CA and formerly of West Franklin, PA, died on Sunday, April 21, 2002 at the Fountains Assisted Care Home in Yuba City. Born on July 16, 1915 in Beech Flats, PA, Beatrice was a daughter of the late Walter and Ella (Hewett) Wright. "Bea" grew up in East Canton and attended Canton High School.  She was married to the late Erwin Morse for 27 years and together they operated a dairy farm.  He preceded her in death in 1959.  In 1963 while visiting family she met and married her second husband, the late Dean Hall, who died in 2000. Surviving are daughters and a son-in-law, Beverly Schrader of LeRoy, PA and Ella and Charles Morse of Yuba City, CA; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Cora Morse of Yuba City, CA; 21 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Ernest Wright of Granville Summit, PA; many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husbands she was predeceased by a daughter Linda Lewis; two grandsons and a granddaughter; a sister, Evelyn Hinderliter; a brother Charles Wright; and a brother-in-law, Harold Schrader. A memorial service was held in Yuba City; a private graveside service was held at the Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating.  Local arrangements were in charge of the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. Memorials may be directed to the Green Free Library, 14 N. Center St., Canton, PA 17724. (TGR, Thursday, May 9, 2002)

WRIGHT - Corey (Dick) Wright, 81, of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2, Monday, March 7, 1960. He was a Springfield Township farmer. Survived by wife, Mrs. Bessie Wright; daughter, Mrs. Robert Duff of Barton; son Jonas at home; one grandchild. Body at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Orey Crippen. Bradford County Memorial Park.

WRIGHT Frances - Mrs. George Anderson (Dec 1950)
Mrs. Frances Wright Anderson, 32, of Troy RD3, died Tuesday morning following a short illness. Mrs. Anderson was an officer of Maxwell Chapter  O.E.S. of Troy and a member of the East Troy Methodist Church, the West Burlington Grange and East Troy Parent-Teacher Association. Surviving are her husband, George; a daughter, Penny, and one son, Wilbur, both at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Wright of York; two sisters, Mrs. Gerald Hawthorne and Miss Nona Wright, also of York and two brothers, Robert and Charles Wright of Canton. The body is at the Soper and Vickery Funeral Home in Troy where the funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. Owen Barrett officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.

JONAS J. WRIGHT
 Jonas J. Wright, 84, of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2, died Wednesday, February 5, 1992 at the Troy Community Hospital. He was born December 12, 1907 in Rutland, PA, the son of Cory and Bessie VanZile Wright. He was a retired farmer and was also formerly employed with Rush Gates' sawmill in Springfield, PA. Mr. Wright was also formerly employed with Springfield Township and was a veteran of World War II.  He was a member of the Odd Fellows and the East Smithfield Old Timers. He is survived by stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Theodore and Maxine Roy of Milan RR 1; a step-daughter, Mrs. Harriett Timm of Lockwood, NY; stepdaughters and stepsons-in-law, Catherine and John Tracy of East Smithfield, Grace and Gary Talada of Utica, NY, Liz and Leslie Hill of Milan RR 1, Myrtle and Elliott Timms of Athens; 22 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Althea Duff of Barton, NY. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth Roy Wright, on January 28, 1990. Funeral services were held Febuary 8 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. James Crupi officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. (TGR, Thursday, February 13, 1992)

 

MANLEY E. WRIGHT, 56, 601 Wells Avenue, Athens, an employee of the Pennsylvania Electric Company for 34 years, died at the Robert Packer Hospital Monday night at 10:58 December 6, 1963  after being admitted about 9:30 o’clock. Born in Smithfield Township, Mr. Wright lived in Athens most of his life and was employed by Penelec since May of 1929. He was chief dispatcher at Sayre for Penelec for 11 years and then took over as regional dispatcher at Towanda in May of 1959, a position he held until the time of his death. Mr. Wright was a member of the I.O.O. F. Lodge No. 165, being a past grand; Rural Amity Lodge No. 70 F. and A.M.; Amity Rural Arch Chapter No 293; Northern Commandery Knights Templar No. 16 of Towanda; and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Surviving are his wife, Marian A, at home; a sister, Mrs. Charles Ayres of East Smithfield; a brother, James A. Wright of LeRaysville step-mother, Mrs. Linnie Wright of Waverly RD2; two nieces and several grand-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St. Athens. Rev. Owen R. Williams, pastor of the Ulster Methodist Church will officiate and burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park. –Towanda Daily Review

 

WRIGHT Mark B. Wright

84, of Waverly, N.Y., died on November 1, 2013.  He was the son of Meylert and Marion Wright. Mark grew up in Granville Summitt, Pa., and worked on various farms throughout his school years. After graduating in 1946 from Troy High School he joined the Air Force and became a Staff Sgt. while stationed in Arizona. He was married to the love of his life, AnnaLee (Tyke) Tillotson, on February 3, 1951. For 37 years he worked at Stroehmann Bakeries and resided in Waverly where they raised nine children.  He is survived by his wife AnnaLee (Tyke), his children Paula, Stephen (Gina), Regina, Jeffrey (Penny), Mark (Stacey), Beth (Mark),and Joseph (Holly) and son-in-law Jake Horvat. He was predeceased by his daughters Melany and Marjorie. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  Mark has two surviving sisters, Phyllis and Merylene. He was predeceased by two brothers Wayne and Phillip, and four sisters Jennie, Margie, Marie and Shirley.  Mark was well loved by his family and had many friends which he cherished and called his own. He touched many lives throughout his lifetime.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Mark's life will be held at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at 1 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 701 West Pine Street, Athens, PA 18810. Burial will be in the Bradford Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pennsylvania.  Sayre Morning Times – November 4, 2013

 

WRIGHT - RUTH ROY WRIGHT
Ruth Roy Wright, 77, of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2, died January 28, 1990 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was born in Jerusalem, NY, the daughter of Lewis and Emma Owens Wright.  She was a member of Springfield Rebekah Lodge. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Jonas Wright; a son and daughter-in-law, Theodore and Maxine Roy of Milan; daughters, Mrs. Harriet Timm of Athens, Mrs. John (Catherine) Tracy of East Smithfield, Mrs. Gary (Grace) Talada of Utica, NY, Mrs. Leslie (Liz) Hill of Milan, Mrs. Elliott (Myrtle) Timm of Athens RD 1; 22 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a niece, Mrs. Paul (Rosetta) Nichols of Waverly, NY; nephew, Earl Leonard Jr. of Brooksville, FL. Services were held January 31 (11 am) at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. James Crupi officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park.(TGR, Thursday, February 1, 1990)

 

WRIGHT Shirley W. Baker

78, of Waverly, N.Y., died on July 9, 2013, following a period of declining health.  Shirley was born on October 28, 1934, in Sayre, Pa., a daughter of the late Nelson and Clara (Hess) Wright.  She was a graduate of Waverly High School class of 1953. Shirley was a long time supervisor for Westinghouse. She enjoyed knitting, completing puzzles, painting, sunflowers and spending time with her great-granddaughter Stephanie. Shirley will be greatly missed by her sister and brother-in-law Phyllis and Arthur DuBois of Coudersport, Pa; her granddaughter Mary Baker of Waverly; former daughter-in-law Holly Baker (Richard Kopacko) of Horseheads; sisters-in-law: Janice and Thomas Savino of Elmira; Marla Decker of Waverly; Carol Weston of Elmira; brother-in-law Glenn Baker and his wife Linda; several nieces and nephews, among them: Brent and Claudia Mitchell of Pine City; Susan Coon of Athens; her great-grandchildren Stephanie and Teyten; special friend Dolly Smith of Waverly; and her cat "Sky."  Shirley was predeceased by her husband Gerald in 1997; her son Craig in 2009; sister Betty Mitchell; and her sister-in-law and best friend June McClure. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Sunday, July 14, from 12 - 1 p.m., at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A memorial service and celebration of Shirley's life will follow at 1 p.m., at the funeral chapel with Pastor Jon Austin of the Lounsberry United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Bradford County Memorial Park Cemetery, Luthers Mills. Memories, condolences and photos may be shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the MS Society, 3961 State Route 26, Whitney Point, NY 13862 in loving memory of Shirley W. Baker.  Sayre Morning Times – July 11, 2013

 

WRISLEY
James A. Sr. Age 86 of Jersey Shore, PA, formerly of Monroeton, PA, died Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at the Manor Care Nursing Center, Jersey Shore, PA. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Henson Seeley Wrisley of Elmira Heights, NY; a son, James A. Wrisley Jr. of Emmaus, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Frank Kramer of Flemington, PA; 2 grandsons, James Aiken Wrisley of Boston, MA, Jarrett Aiken Wrisley, who is a student of Colgate University; a granddaughter, Michelle Kramer McClelland of Martinsburg, NY; 2 great granddaughters, Karlaina Amber McClelland and Teryn Janae McClelland; a stepdaughter, Roslyn Lawrence of Horseheads, NY; 3 step sons, Richard Seeley of Horseheads, NY, Gary Seeley of Elmira, NY, David Seeley of Fort Myers, FL; several step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be held Saturday, October 20, 2001 at 11:00 AM, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, PA with the Rev. Ronald Troup, pastor of the Monroeton United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 to 9 PM at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimers Association, Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter, Kirby Health Center, 71 North Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18701 in James A. Wrisley Sr's memory.

JAMES A. WRISLEY SR., 86 of Jersey Shore, Pa., formerly of Monroeton died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001 at the Manor Care Nursing Center, Jersey Shore.  Born Dec. 18, 1914 in Monroeton, he was a son of the late James Derrick and Laura Ellis Wrisley.  Following graduation from Towanda High School in 1934, James was employed by his father’s contracting business and was later employed by the Gulf Refinery Co.  During World War II, Mr. Wrisley worked at the Eclipse in Elmira, N.Y.  Following his father’s death in 1948, James assumed ownership of his father’s contracting business, which he operated until 1964.  He was later employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda and by Wrisley and Kerrick in Towanda until his retirement in 1972.  He was a member of the Monroeton United Methodist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Henson Seeley Wrisley of Elmira Heights, N.Y.; a son, James A. Wrisley Jr. of Emmaus, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Frank Kramer of Flemington, Pa.; two grandsons, James Aiken Wrisley of Emmaus and Jarrett Aiken Wrisley of Emmaus, a granddaughter, Michelle Kramer McClelland of Martinsburg, N.Y.; two great-granddaughters, Karlaina Amber McClelland and Teryn Janae McClelland; a stepdaughter, Roslyn Lawrence of Horseheads, N.Y.; three stepsons, Richard Seeley of Horseheads, Gary Seeley of Elmira, N.Y. and David Seeley of Fort Myers, Fla.; several step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Amber Marie Smith Wrisley on July 39, 1986 and by a sister, Irene Martha Wrisley on June 17, 1986.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Ronald Troup, pastor of the Monroeton United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimers Association, Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter, Kirby Health Center, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. in James A. Wrisley Sr.’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

WRISLEY James D-aged 65, well known Monroeton man for the past 35 years, died Monday evening, December 13, 1948, after a long illness. He was a prominent contractor and builder for many years and was a member of the Methodist church in Monroeton and former member of Monroe Boro Council. Mr. Wrisley was a native of Burlington, being a member of a large family. He spent his early years there and in April 1905 was married to Miss Laura Ellis. In engaged for some years in selling lightening rods and farm electrical equipment and then entered the contracting business. For the last ten years he has been associated with his son, James A Wrisley in this business, having constructed business places in Towanda and Wysox as well as homes and other buildings all over this area. Besides his wife and son, he is survived by a daughter, Miss Irene Wrisley at home, two grandchildren, six brothers and two sisters. Among the survivors are two brothers-Theodore and Perley, Troy, another brother, Mahlon, Burlington and a sister, Mrs. Jessie Bourne, Burlington. Funeral services were held at the family home in Monroeton Thursday afternoon, Dec 16, 1948 with burial in Bradford County Memorial Park. Rev. Leon Northrop officiated.

Perley WRISLEY -  of Troy Dies
Perley Wrisley, 80 of Troy, died Thursday, July 31, 1975, at the Bath Veterans Hospital. He was born in Burlington Township May 3, 1895, son of Jacob and Ophelia Campbell Wrisley. Mr. Wrisley attended the First Baptist Church of Troy.  He was a veteran of World War I and a 50 year member of the Troy American Legion.  Mr. Wrisley was a former member of E. Troy Odd Fellows, member of the Troy Rod and Gun Club and the old Grandfathers Club of Troy. He was a self-employed carpenter and mason in the Troy area before his retirement. Mr. and Mrs. Wrisley celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary May 21. Surviving are his wife, Helen Teribury Wrisley; two sons, Elwyn of Gillett RD 2 and Robert of Troy RD 1; three daughters, Mrs. Doris McCollum of Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. Joseph (Jane) French of Wellsburg, N.Y., and Mrs. William (Martha) Powers of Saint Marys, W. Va.; three brothers, Frank of Ithaca, Theodore of Towanda and Charles of Towanda; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral and committal services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Herbert Punchard officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park.

DANIEL SCOTT WYDA, infant son of David Wyda and Tammy Sue Stoudt of 820 East Third St., Berwick, PA died Monday October 2, 1989 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. Daniel was born September 25, 1989 at the Berwick Hospital, Berwick, PA. In addition to his parents he is survived by a brother, David Joseph Wyda at home; maternal grandparents, Robert and Patti Stoudt, Jr. of New Albany and Larry and Betty Rowe of Milan; paternal grandparents, William B. and Janet Wyda of New Albany; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Mary Wyda of Pensacola, FL; maternal great-grandparents, Robert and Floy Stoudt Sr. of Monroeton; Clifford and Helen Bennett Sr. of Dushore; Joyce Lenton and Robert Bristol of Troy; a maternal great-great-grandmother, Florence Stoudt of Monroeton. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York, Ave., Towanda. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. There will be no calling hours. –Towanda Daily Review

YAW –MRS. SARAH L. SONES, 54, of Watsontown RD 2 died at 11:53 a.m. Friday January 2, 1987 in the intensive care unit of the Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, where she had been admitted on December 30 as a medical patient. A Bradford County native, she was born in New Albany on February 15, 1932, a daughter of the Perry and Anna Williams Yaw. She was a member of the New Albany Baptist Church and had been a former resident of Mildred, Sullivan County. Surviving are her husband, Alvin T. Sones with whom she observed a 37th wedding anniversary on May 7, 1986; three sons, Alvin L. (Roy) Sones of Watsontown RD2, Arnold L. Sones of Muncy RD3, John T. Sones at home and a daughter, Mrs. Ann L. Walsh of Dushore. Also surviving are three brothers and two sisters: Perry H. Yaw, Potsdam, NY, Edward Bruce Yaw, Chester, VA, Donald E. Yaw, Wickenburg, Ariz., Mrs. Grace Mae Holcombe, Largo, Fla., Mrs. Anna Ruth Richlin, Belleflower, Calif. Mrs. Sones is also survived by seven grandchildren. The funeral service will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. from the William F. Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville, PA with the Rev. Thomas J. Kelso, pastor of the Trinity United Church of Christ, Watsontown officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday evening from 6-9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review

MARY ALVA YODER, 61, Towanda RD 1, North Towanda Township died Thursday morning, December 7, 1989 at the Moses Taylor Hospital Scranton. Born February 11, 1928 in Pottsville, PA, she was the daughter of William H. and Alva Heim Yoder Sr. She was a graduate of the Clarks Summit High School, Class of 1945 and later graduated from the Moses Taylor Hospital School of Nursing. Mary served as a cadet nurse from 1945-48 and was employed by the Moses Taylor Hospital as a registered nurse for 44 years until failing health no longer permitted her to continue. She was a charter member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Towanda, Towanda Chapter, Order of Eastern Star #76, Moses Taylor Hospital Alumni Association, Pennsylvania Nursing Association. She is survived by a sister, Sarah Louise Yoder of Pottstown; a brother, William H. Yoder, Jr., Towanda RD 1; two nieces, Joy Wright and Heidi Yoder; three nephews: John and Anson Wright and Mark Yoder: an aunt Mrs. John (Edith) Crater of Schuylkill Haven, numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, William H. Yoder Sr. on May 30, 1975 and by her mother, Alva H. Yoder on July 31, 1988. The family will receive friends this evening from 7-9 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Avenue, Towanda. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Towanda with her pastor, the Rev. Kurt E. Garbe officiating. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park. The family suggests that memorials be directed to the Trinity Lutheran Church Memorial Fund in care of Kathy Bellanca, 105 Wilmot Drive, Towanda, PA or the Bradford Unit, American Cancer Society, 513 S. Main St., Athens, PA in Mary Yoder’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

YOTT –CATHERINE TRIPPLE – On October 25, 2009 former Bentley Creek resident Catherine (Yott) Trippler, 92, died
quietly at Bradford County Manor.  Born in Wallington, NJ, she was the daughter of William and Trina (Stark) Yott.  Raised in Clifton, NJ, Kate married the boy next door, Joseph Trippler and together they raised a son and daughter.  In the 1970s Kate and Joe moved to Bentley Creek, purchasing the Johnson farm.  Eventually they retired to West Burlington.  Joe died
, December of 1977.  Surviving are her son, Fred Trippler, East Smithfield; daughter, Lorraine Carradini, Rockaway, NJ; sisters, Mildred Howie and Barbara Van Bevan; several grand children and great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Oct. 28 from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with Pastor Jerry Schmidt officiating.  Interment followed in Bradford County Memorial Park.  –Canton Independent-Sentinel/Troy Gazette-Register 10/29/2009

Daily Review
Anna Marie YOUKOWSI Potter, 76, widow of William Paul Potter of Towanda RR 4, Towanda Township, Pa., died Saturday morning Nov. 2, 2002 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born Feb. 13, 1926, in Miner Mills, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., she was a daughter of the late William and Veronica Youkowski. Anna moved to Towanda in 1942 at the age of 16. She attended the Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre. On March 25, 1946, Anna married William P. Potter in Towanda. She was formerly employed by the Towanda Motel. Anna was a member of the SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Towanda and was a social member of Beirne-Webster VFW Post in Towanda. She enjoyed playing bingo, crocheting and taking trips with her friends. Her life surrounded her home and family. Surviving are her children, William R. Potter and his wife Katherine Potter of Berlin, N.J., Ronald D. Potter and his wife Nancy Potter of Standing Stone, Wysox, Brad F. Potter and Vicki Birdsall of Marshview, Mark M. Potter and Edith Mosier of Towanda RR 4, Robin S. Potter and Cathy Selleck of Wysox, Randy J. Potter and Mandy Place of Towanda, Vicki L. Potter and James Johnson of Towanda; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rose Bauer and her husband Edward Bauer of New York, N.Y., Vernon Bisding of Wilkes-Barre; a brother, Charles Youkowski of Oklahoma City, Okla.; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a very special friend, Edith Mosier of Towanda RR 4. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, William Paul Potter on March 20, 2001; a daughter, Francis Marie Potter; a great-grandson, Zachary Brown; three brothers, Thomas, Joe, and George Youkowski. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Towanda with the Rev. Ronald Hughes, as celebrant. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Avenue, Towanda., PA Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

YOUNG - ALTA M. BACON
 Alta M. Bacon, 89, of Towanda RR 3, died Sunday, November 1, 1992 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Merle and Doris Bacon, following a brief illness. Born June 16, 1902 in Franklindale, PA, whe was the eldest daughter of the late Till and Jessie Green Young. She graduated from Monroeton High School and Mansfield State Teachers College. Mrs. Bacon taught school fro 33 1/2 years with her retirement being from the Troy School District in 1965.  Mrs. Bacon taught 21 years at the Luthers Mills School. She was a member of the Burlington United Methodist Church where she served as a church organist and secretary of the Burlington United Methodist Women for many years.  She served as Burlington Township secretary for several years and as a township supervisor for six years.  She was active in Grange activities. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Merle and Doris Bacon of Towanda RR 3; daughter-in-law, Janet Bacon of Towanda RR 3; five grandchildren; eight-grandchildren; a sister and sister-in-law. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur B. Bacon, in 1976 and a son, Gerald Arthur Bacon, in 1987. Funeral services were held on November 4 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. John Feaster officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills. Friends may direct memorials to the Burlington United Methodist Church in care of Robert Weldy, PO Box 68, Burlington or the Monroeton Public Library, PO Box 145, Monroton in Alta M. Bacon's memory. (TGR, Thursday, November 5, 1992)

YOUNG –GWENDOLYN Y. BRECHER, 82, passed peacefully from this earth at Naples Community Hospital in Naples, Fla., on Jan. 9, 2008.  Gwen lived her life to the fullest from her birth in Towanda, Pa., through her relocation to Naples in the early 1990s right up to her recent passing.  She was an extremely popular citizen, mother, family member, businessperson and friend to all with whom she came into contact.  Gwen was the daughter of Adeline Packard Young and Kenneth Earl Spencer Young.  Born into a close and loving family, the third of five siblings on Sept. 28, 1925, Gwen entered this world with the same feisty zest for life that she departed it with.  She spent her early and adolescent years in the family home on upper State Street in Towanda, and often enjoyed relaying fond memories of her childhood in Towanda, and also the special times spent with various close relatives at their farms throughout pastoral Bradford County.  Upon graduating as a popular young girl from Towanda Area High School in 1942, she began working as a stenographer for DeFraun Tax Associates in Towanda.  During the Second World War, she supported her brother, fiancé and many friends in the military with many letters of support and encouragement as they fought the war in Europe and the Pacific.  She married her high school sweetheart, Joseph F. Brecher, in 1946, and bore three children, Lawrence, Debra and Joseph.  Gwen and Joe built their home a door away from her family homestead on State Street and raised their family there.  They enjoyed 42 years of marriage and family life until Joe's untimely passing.   Gwen's gregarious nature and vivacity, coupled with good common sense, a wonderful sense of humor, and a vibrant, strong personality endeared her to all who crossed her path.  Gwen's friendships were based on people's character and values. Racial, religious, cultural and socio-economic differences were meaningless to her.  A woman of deep faith, she was a lifetime member of the Towanda Methodist Church, where she could be heard singing her favorite hymns with gusto in the choir for many years. Ecumenically minded, Gwen also attended Catholic Masses with her husband and family, and later in Florida both Methodist and Baptist services.  She was a successful real estate agent in Towanda for many years; in addition, she belonged to numerous civic clubs and associations — the Towanda Women's Club, the Towanda Country Club and the Eastern Star, to name a few.  In all walks, Gwen managed to draw people with her sense of fun, her limitless capacity for friendship and compassion, and of course, her knack for entertaining. Whether throwing huge family feasts, theme parties with friends, bridge club get-togethers or teenage parties and sleepovers, or just bringing home lonely clients new to the area for a home-cooked meal — Gwen was the consummate hostess.  Gwen also had a deep regard for nature and the outdoors, a creative and artistic flair, an appreciation of the performing arts, a life-long advocacy for eating well and physical activity, and a love of travel. Her travels took her across the continental U.S, Alaska, the Virgin Islands, Nova Scotia and many European countries.  Gwen was a loyal patriot, and a lifetime member of the Republican Party. She was an avid reader, and her quest for knowledge to remain current in world affairs and politics right up to her last days demonstrated a deep intelligence underlying her effervescent and down-to-earth nature.  During her years at her retirement home, Aston Gardens, in Naples, Gwen continued to charm and entertain those she met, making many new friends and lasting relationships.  She filled her days with a healthy regimen of swimming, putting, bridge and social activity, and was regarded as one of the more energetic and attractive matrons at Aston Gardens — even appearing as a cover girl on much of their sales literature.  Gwen will be sorely missed, but all whom she touched take comfort in knowing that as a religious woman she is on to a better place.  Gwen was predeceased by her son, Lawrence in 1962; her husband, Joe in 1989; and her brother, Bill in 2007.  She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Blaine (James) of West Granby, Conn.; son, Joe (Dalija) of Whispering Pines, N.C.; three loving grandchildren, Nathaniel J. Blaine of Missoula, Mont., Lauren E. Blaine of Washington, D.C. and Joseph Z. Brecher of Whispering Pines; brother, Dr. Jerome K. Young (Doris) of Naples; sisters, Olive Williams of Ulster, Pa., and Patricia Goodwin (John) of Elmira, N.Y.; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Young of Camptown, Pa., and Naples, and Frances Keagle (Roger) of Owego, N.Y; brothers-in-law, Frank Brecher, of Concord, Calif., and Richard Hamilton of Monroeton, Pa. and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends throughout the U.S.  A memorial service will be held on June 7, 2008 in Towanda.  Details will follow at a later date.  The family would appreciate in lieu of flowers contributions be made to The Special Warriors Foundation, which provides scholarships and grants to the children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps Special Operations personnel who were killed or maimed in an operational or training mission — P.O. Box 13483, Tampa, Fla.; The Fisher House Foundation Inc., which provides a "home away from home" for the families of wounded soldiers while they are undergoing medical treatment for their injuries — 1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 600, Rockville, Md. or the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review 2/3/2008

 

YOUNG Verta C. Woodward

On the evening of Monday, June 13, 2011, longtime Canton resident Verta C. (Young) Woodward died quietly at Memorial Hospital in Towanda after a brief illness. She was 95 years of age.   Born and raised in Erwin, N.C., she was the daughter of Jasper and Amanda (Ray) Young. Working in the cotton fields at an early age taught her the value of honest, hard work. During World War II she met a G.I. named Lewis G. "Pete" Woodward, and in December of 1942 they were wed. Pete brought Verta to his hometown of Canton where they resided together on Sullivan Street for the next fifty years. Pete died in 1992. Verta was a woman with love so abundant that she opened her heart and her home to innumerable foster children, all of whom she considered as her own. Verta was also a woman with a deep, abiding faith in the Lord, and was a member of the Grover Church of Christ. She was also active in the church's Polyanna Club. Her friendly demeanor and inherent Southern hospitality endeared her to all who knew her.  Verta is survived by her daughter, Cathy Burbank and son-in-law Steven Burbank of Canton; foster children, Richard "Mike" (Brenda) Heeman of Troy, Agnes Heeman of Canton, Phyllis (Albert) Holbert of Rome, Pa., Shelly Smith of Michigan, Tracey Quackenbush of Towanda; son-in-law, Ken White of Ridgebury; special girl, Krystal Griffin of Towanda; 25 grandchildren, among whom are Amanda Ray McCue, Jamie Lynn McDermott and J.J. Coats; step-grandchildren, Scott and Albee Holbert and Richard and Chris Heeman; over 40 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; great nephews, James Young III and David Young. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jasper and Amanda Young; husband, Pete Woodward; brother, James E. Young; sister-in-law, Louella Campbell; granddaughter, Cynthia Burbank; and foster daughter, Judy White.  Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center Street, Canton. Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 17, at the Grover Church of Christ with Pastor Will Strunk officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Towanda Daily Review – June 15, 2011

 

ZIEGLER - Harry William Ziegler, 76, of Gillette, RR 3, Centerville, PA, died Sunday Dec.23, 1995, at the Veteran Administration Medical Center in Bath, NY.  The funeral and committal service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, officiating.  Towanda American Legion Post No 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home.  RHW 27, Dec.1995.

RAYMOND S. ZENEWICZ SR., 54, of Monroeton, died Saturday, July 7, 2001, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born dec. 25, 1946, in Towanda, he was a son of the late Joseph and Margaret Chilson Zenewicz.  Raymond attended West Deer High School in West Deer Township, Pa., and later served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict.  On July 22, 1972, he married the former Joan Dunn in Towanda.  He was employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda for over 25 years until his retirement in 1996. Raymond was a life member of AMVETS Post 261, Durell, and was vice president of the Bridge Street Hill rod and Gun Club.  Raymond possessed great love for his family, especially his grandchildren.  He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and spending time at his camp at Brenchley’s Lake.  Raymond also enjoyed taking his dogs for rides.  Surviving are his wife, Joan Zenewicz, at home; children Rayla Green of Rome, Torrie Zenewicz of Monroeton, Raymond Zenewicz Jr., and his fiancee, Mandy Helman of Dillsburg, Pa.; grandchildren, Laci and Zackary Green and Cassie Rae Swackhamer; brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Cheryl Zenewicz of Tarentum, Pa., Joseph and Linda Zenewicz of Rome, Thomas and Barbara Zenewicz of Gibsonia, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Stanley Zenewicz, in 1977.  The family will receive friends this evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Gregory Helman, of the South Mountain U.B., Dillsburg, Pa., and the Rev. Jane Hensley, of the Rome United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, with Towanda American Legion Post 42 and Durell AMVETS Post 261 according full military honors.  The family suggest that memorial contributions may be directed to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, central Pennsylvania Chapter, Harrisburg, PA in Raymond S. Zenewiez Sr.’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ZEPKOWSKI - Ann Zepkowski Johnson, 90, of Milan RR 1 (Ulster Township), Pa., formerly of Sayre, Pa., died Thursday evening, Nov. 9, 2006, at her home. Born Nov. 30, 1915, in Pringle, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Victoria Zepkowski. In earlier years, Ann and her husband, William A. Johnson, owned and operated Johnson's Tailor Shop in Kingston, Pa. Later she was employed by the Sayre Lingerie for many years until her retirement in 1982. Ann was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and tending her plants. Surviving are: two daughters, Ann Elston and her husband, Robert Elston, of Litchfield, Pa., and Margaret Williams of Milan RR 1; grandchildren, Robert Elston and Lisa Elston of Litchfield, Pa., Philip and Debra Sklarkowski of Litchfield, William and Carol Williams of Milan, and Darrell and Ann Smith of East Smithfield, Pa.; several great-grandchildren; her sisters, Sophia Wilkson of Maryland, Tessie Szubka of Crystal River, Fla., and Fairene Payne of Horseheads, N.Y.; her brothers, Stanley Zepkowski of Owego, N.Y., John Zepkowski of LaPorte, Pa., and Michael Zepkowski of Clifton Springs, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Johnson, on Feb. 18, 1982, and a sister, Jane Golick. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster. There are no calling hours. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. 18848 in Ann Zepkowski Johnson's memory. - Daily & Sunday Review, Towanda PA, Nov. 11, 2006

ZIEGLER - Gary William Ziegler, 66, of Ulster RR 2, Burlington Township, Pa. died
Wednesday morning, Aug. 4, 2010, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Born March 7, 1944 in Towanda, Pa., he was a son of the late Harry W. and Eleanor Mae Williams Ziegler. Gary was a 1962 graduate of Towanda High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1965 during the Viet Nam War.  Gary was employed by G.T.E. Sylvania for 32 years until his retirement in 1996. He also worked for NAPA, and The Troy Penny Saver during his retirement years. Gary served his local community in a number of ways including supporting Meals on Wheels, coaching Little League Baseball, serving as a volunteer emergency responder for the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Department, and adopting several dogs from local shelters. Gary enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, baseball, NASCAR, going to the American Legion, and spending time with his beloved dogs. Gary is survived by: his wife of 43 years, Jean Kinsley Ziegler; his children: Lisa (David) Fedorchak of Morton Ill., Eric (Ron) Ziegler of Pittsburgh, Pa., his grandchildren: Rachel Fedorchak, Jessie Ziegler, and Terrance Ziegler; his siblings, Suzy Clink of Ulster, Pa. Jim (Judy) Ziegler of Coudersport, Pa., Bill (Diane) Ziegler of Monroeton, Pa., Kay Ziegler (Dale) of South Hill, Va., brother-in-law, Dean Bastian of New Jersey, and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, and  dogs Schmitty and Mollie. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister (Sharon Bastian), brother-in-law, Jon "Jack" Clink, nephew, Randy Clink and his beloved dog, Miller.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral and committal service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Martin officiating. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home.  Interment will be Monday morning in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. - Towanda Daily Review, August 6, 2010

HARRY WILLIAM ZIEGLER, 76, of Gillett, RR 3, Centerville, Pa., died Sunday, Dec. 24, 1995, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Bath, N.Y.  Born March 31, 1919 in Corning, N.Y., he was a son of the late Daniel and Mazie C. Radney Ziegler.  Harry was a graduate of Corning High School, Corning, N.Y.  He served in the U.S. Army in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre during World War II.  In early years Harry was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda, Ward-LaFrance in Elmira, N.Y., Shefield’s Creamery in Wysox and later by G.T./E. Sylvania for over 20 years retiring in 1979.  Mr. Ziegler was a member of the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, Monroeton Rod and Gun Club, Ridgebury Rod and Gun Club, Ridgebury Ambulance Association and was a life member of the Franklin Steam Fire Engine Company of Towanda.  Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Jean Ziegler of Ulster, James and Judy Ziegler of Coudersport, Pa., William and Diane Ziegler of Towanda RR 4: a daughter, Suzanne Clark of Ulster RR1; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Dean Bastion of Newfield, N.J., Kay and Larry Knolles of Laceyville; 13 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Nora and Malcolm Jungquist of Corning, N.Y.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Ziegler, on August 19, 1992 a grandson, Randall “Randy” T. Clink on Nov. 2, 1993; a son-in-law, Jon C. Clink on April 11, 1995; two brothers, Paul Ziegler on May 2, 1989 and Delmaine Ziegler on May 7, 1966.  The funeral and committal service will be held Thursday, Dec. 28, 1995 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating.  Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, Athens, Pa or to Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, Pa. in Harry Ziegler’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

PAUL IRVIN ZIEGLER, 71, of 75 Carriage Estates, Elmira, NY died Tuesday morning May 2, 1989 at his home following an extended illness. Born May 4, 1917 in Corning, NY, he was a son of Daniel and Mazie Radney Ziegler. Paul was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theatre. He was employed by Corning Glass, Corning, NY for 27 years until his retirement in 1975. Surviving are his mother and step-father, Mazie and Lloyd VanSice of Elmira, NY; a sister, Mrs. Nora Jungquist of Corning, NY; a brother, Harry Ziegler of Centerville, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Drake Zeigler on April 15, 1981 and a brother, Delmaine Zeigler on May 7, 1966. The funeral and committal service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Carolyn Byrne, pastor of the Wellsburg Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral service Thursday at the funeral home. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home Thursday afternoon. Friends who wish may direct memorials to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 515 S. Main St., Athens, PA in Mr. Zeigler’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

ZUBRIS Edward G. Zubris
90, of Towanda, Pa., died
Sunday evening, Oct. 17, 2010, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Twp., Pa.  Born in Plymouth, Pa., on June 3, 1920, he was the son of Anthony and Martha Struckus Zubris. A proud World War II veteran, he served as a Field Artillery Staff Sergeant in France. Edward worked for Stabler Construction until his retirement, but spent his early years working with his brother, Anthony, at Zubris Brothers Trucking. He loved to hunt and was a member of the VFW No. 1568 Beirne-Webster, American Legion Post No. 42 Towanda, and BPOE Lodge No. 2191. He is survived by: his children, Gloria Froelich of Wilmington, Del., Martha Barchik of Cambra, Pa., Paula Mitchell of Fairmount Springs, Pa., and Debra Casterline of Bloomingdale, Pa.; grandchildren, Jennifer Froelich, Brian and Sean Barchik, Kelly Definnis, and Kyle and Laura Casterline; step-children, Marjorie Jane of Monroeton, Lola Benjamin of Monroeton, Mabel Champluvier of Towanda, Veronica Compton of Sayre, Minor "Skip" Swackhamer of Huntsville, Texas, Frederick Swackhamer of Tunkhannock, Pa., Earl "Ed" Swackhamer of New Albany, Pa., and Diane Craig of Rome, Pa.; step-daughter-in-law Kathy Swackhamer of Greenville, S.C.; a brother, Joseph Zubris of Roaring Brook Twp., Pa.; a sister, Martha Kash of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and numerous nieces and nephews, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he is predeceased by: his wife, Pearlena Hoover Swackhamer Zubris; grandson Heath Mitchell; brothers Anthony and William Zubris; and sisters Ann Douglas, Lucille Walsh and Alberta Haas. A private memorial service will be held at the family's convenience at Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Rev. Sandy Brant officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. - Towanda Daily Review, October 20, 2010

STEPHEN J. ZURN, 82, formerly of Athens and Towanda died on Monday April 13, 1987 at the Bradford County Manor after an extended illness. Born April 16, 1904 in Towanda, he was the son of Edward and Mary Chilson Zurn. A lifelong area resident, he operated a farm in Litchfield for many years. In 1965 Mr. Zurn retired from the General Electric Plant in Elmira following 19 years service and later was employed by PennDOT. Predeceasing him were his wife, Christin Zurn in 1959; four sons: William in 1955, Stephen in 1964, Charles in 1970, Phillip in 1974 and a daughter, Elizabeth Shaffer in 1985. Survivors are four daughters: Mrs. Richard (Janet) (‘Connor of Rochester, NY, Mrs. Burton (Wanda) Wolfe of South Wales, NY, Mrs. Russell (Beverly) Babcock of Athens and Mrs. Howard (Sylvia) Griswold of Meeker, CO; two sisters: Mrs. Elizabeth Bishop of Towanda and Mrs. Helena Nagle of Ulster; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 South Main St., Athens, Wednesday from 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there at 10 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Vincent Langan, pastor of St. John’s Catholic Church in South Waverly officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Memorials may be directed to the Valley Ambulance Corps, Sayre. –Towanda Daily Review


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Lillian H. Baldauf, age 83, of Troy RD 3, dies Friday, Dec. 1, 1978 at Troy Community Hospital.She was a member of the Troy First Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Baldauf was born 5 Jan. 1895 at Canobi, New Brunswick, Canada. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack Baldauf in 1962. Mrs. Baldauf was the original owner of the Elms Diner in Troy. She is survived by two sister-in-laws, four nieces, three nephews, all of Canada; friends, Fred and Lena Wetzel, Troy RD 3. Funeral services were Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. Frank Croyle officiating. Burial was at the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.

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81, widow of Eugene J. Buffington of Towanda, Pa., died Monday morning, June 10, 2013, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Catherine was born in Sayre, Pa., on Jan. 15, 1932, and was a graduate of New Albany High School. On July 2, 1949, she married Eugene J. Buffington in Towanda. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years on Oct. 8, 1996.  Catherine loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed the outdoors, flower gardening, music and baking. Surviving are her children, Linda B. Shafer of Williamsport, John M. Buffington of Towanda, Lori A. Buffington of Sayre and Cheryl R. Landmesser and husband Keith of North Rome; grandchildren, Brian J. Shafer and wife Pam, Heather L. Shafer, Kristin N. Landmesser, Cortney M. Landmesser; great grandchildren, Colin and Riley Shafer, Branden Chandler and Alexis Landmesser; and a half-sister, Patti Knowles of Towanda.  In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her mother, Gertrude P. Wilcox; son-in-law, Edward P. Shafer; half-brother, Gary Williams.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave.,Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 14, 2013, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be directed to the First United Methodist Church, 103 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848 or to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Catherine's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – June 10, 2013 

 

?? –ROSE PANICHI, 94, widow of Angelo Panichi of Monroeton died early Thursday morning May 7, 1987 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Sue was born November 1, 1892 in Acquaviva, Italy. Mr. and Mrs. Panichi came to Monroeton from Bernice in 1937 and operated the Bank Tavern until their retirement in 1963. Her husband, Angel predeceased her on May 19, 1978. She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul’s Church. Surviving are three daughters: Mrs. John (Nella) Patrician of Monroeton, Mrs. George (Nancy) McDonald of Mildred and Mrs. T. Orlo (Gina) Chicarilli of Towanda: six grandchildren: Robert Patrician of Towanda, Dr. Thomas Patrician of Monroeton, James Patrician of Monroeville, PA, Dr. Zeno Chicarilli of Duilford, Mass., Mrs. Stanley (Rose) Jackson of Glen Ridge, NJ and Mrs. Charles (Sandra) Ferguson of Sarasota, FL; four great-grandchildren: Nichole and Erica Jackson and Damien and Derek Chicarilli. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 8 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul’s Church, Towanda. Interment will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Bradford Co. Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review

 

 

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