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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

 

Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, PA
Obituaries 

 

 

Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008

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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) 

  NOTE: Most of these obits say that the Beaver Meadows Cemetery in in Laceyville, which is incorrect. It is in Tuscarora Township with a Laceyville PO address.

Beaver Meadows Cemetery Listing (SOON I Hope)

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ACE - Wyalusing Rocket
Mr. Francis C. Ace (Acey), 77, of RR 1, Box 1554, Laceyville, Pa., died at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital early Thursday morning, Aug, 21, 2003. He was born on Clapper Hill, Tuscarora Twp., Bradford County, Pa., on April 26, 1926, the son of the late Raymond and Genevieve LaFrance Ace. Mr. Ace was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a corporal in the Army Air Forces, stationed in Germany, during World War II, from 1944 to 1946. Acey was employed at the Grange Bank in Lawton, Pa., for 11 years as its branch manger. In 1972, Acey and his wife Rhea purchased the Laceyville Hardware, which they operated until his retirement in 1984. In 1984, the store was purchased by his son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Donna Ace, the current owners. Mr. Ace was a director of the Grange National Bank of Laceyville for 20 years. Acey was a member of the Laceyville Business Association, and the Rought Hall Post 510 American Legion, in Black Walnut, Pa. He was a past member of the Laceyville Rotary Club, and the Laceyville Ambulance Association. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, especially for turkey. He was also an accomplished woodcarver, winning several prizes, at many shows throughout the country. He also donated many of his carvings, to many civic organizations, for special raffle prizes. He is survived by his wife, the former Rhea Brotzman Ace, to whom he has been married for 57 years. A son and his wife, Brian and Donna Ace, of Laceyville; and two daughters, Ms. Gail Ace Price of Harrisburg, Pa., and Linda and her husband Wade Stackhouse, of Lake Carey, Pa. Two brothers and their wives, Donald and Lil Ace, of State College, Pa., and Howard and Kate Ace, of Towanda, Pa., also a sister-in-law, Mrs. Margo Ace, of Rome, Pa. Four grandchildren, Bret Hoyt of New Albany, Pa., Corinne Sherman of Mount Holly Springs, Pa.; Ryan Stackhouse of Hershey, Pa., and Aaron Stackhouse of Orlando, Fla.; and two great-grandchildren, Kacey and Kara Sherman of Mount Holly Springs, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd Ace. At the request of the family, a private family funeral service will be held at their convenience. Interment will be at a later date in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery in Laceyville, Pa. Friends may call at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, Pa., on Saturday afternoon, from 2 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Tyler Memorial Hospital, in care of Tyler Memorial Hospital, state Route 6, Tunkhannock, Pa., 18657. Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

Letter to the Editor about Grandpa ACE, Wyalusing Rocket
To most of you, he was a beautiful, talented, friendly man. To me, he’s just grandpa. A grandpa who loved his family. A grandpa who taught me how to put a worm on a hook, catch a fish and then take the fish off the hook. A grandpa who was always interested in what we were doing and achieving. A grandpa who never had a bad word about anyone or anything, even things he didn’t always agree with. A grandpa who always loved and cared for us, no matter what. He was more than any kid could ever ask for in a grandfather. What’s even better, he was the great-Grampa to my children (or “Pa” as we called him). A great-grandpa who brought the same joy and teachings to my children as he did to me. Not only did he help hunt for salamanders, but a grandpa who made the best animal shaped pancakes in the world, (his talents went way beyond pen, paper and wood). By not being a part of your local community, I didn’t have the privilege of knowing my grandfather in the way that many of you did, nor was I aware of the many ways in which he has touched this community. As I said, to me, he’s always just been my grandpa. And he was just as good of a grandfather as he was a good member of your community. He will be missed in many ways. His memories will always be cherished. I thank each and every one of you who loved my grandfather. All of these things we read and hear, mean so much to us. Corinne Sherman Mt. Holly Springs, PA Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

APPLEBEE - Andrea May Applebee, known as "Andie," infant daughter of Stacy M. Brown and Jonathan M. Applebee of Towanda, Pa., died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa. Andie was born June 18, 2008, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Andie was a sweet beautiful baby girl full of smiles, character and passion. Born a premature child Andie was a true fighter who gave all that she could give. The family always looked forward to visiting Andie. Just one look or touch could warm your heart forever. Surviving are: her parents, Stacy M. Brown and Jonathan M. Applebee of Towanda; maternal grandparents, Randy and Luella Brown of Burlington, Pa., paternal grandparents, Jody and Karen Applebee of Monroeton, Pa.; an aunt, Bobbie Jo Brown and her fiancé Aaron Neville of Ephrata, Pa.; an uncle, Jordan Applebee of Monroeton, Pa.; great grandparents, Vionne Brown of Athens, Francis Grover of Wyalusing, Jackie Baker of Lansing, N.Y., Lenora Applebee of Prattsburg, N.Y.; several great aunt, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by a great grandmother, Virginia Grover and great grandfathers, Carl Brown and Dr. Robert Baker and uncle, Andrew Grover and his family. The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Tuscarora Twp., Pa. "When someone comes into our lives … and they are too quietly and quickly gone, they leave footprints on our hearts … and their memory stays with us forever." We all love you baby girl.  Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman.  Daily Review September  4, 2008

APPLEBEE - Connor Michael Applebee, infant son of Stacy M. BROWN and Jonathan M. Applebee of Monroeton, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 at Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa.  Connor was born Oct. 14, 2009 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Connor brought so much happiness into the hearts of all his family and friends. He was full of beautiful smiles, giggles, and love. Everyone loved all the ways Connor would make them laugh. He loved going shopping with Mommy and his favorite girls, and found it entertaining watching Daddy play football on the X-box. He was a blessing to us all and the short time he was with us, he was the key to our hearts and will never be forgotten.  Surviving are: his parents, Stacy M. BROWN and Jonathan M. Applebee of Monroeton, Pa.; maternal grandparents, Randy and Luella Brown of Burlington, Pa.; paternal grandparents, Jody and Karen Applebee of Monroeton, Pa.; an aunt, Bobbie Jo Brown, her fiancé Aaron Neville; and special cousin, Evan Neville, all of Ephrata, Pa.; an uncle, Jordan Applebee of Monroeton, Pa.; great-grandparents, Vionne Brown of Athens, Pa., Jackie Baker of Lansing, N.Y., Lenora and George Applebee of Prattsburg, N.Y.; several great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Andrea May "Andie" Applebee, on Sept. 1, 2008; great-grandmother, Virginia GROVER; great-grandfathers, Carl Brown, Dr. Robert Baker and Francis Grover; and an uncle, Andy Grover.  The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18, 2010 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Tim Geiger of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda, Pa., officiating.  The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Tuscarora Twp., Pa.  "When someone comes into our lives…and they are too quietly and quickly gone, they leave footprints on our hearts…and their memory stays with us forever."  Enjoy those angel wings baby Connor and fly high. We all love you and miss you dearly.January 15, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

BASSETT - MABEL MARBAKER
Mabel I. (Bassett) Marbaker, 84, of Canton, PA, died on Wednesday, March 22, 1995 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital. She was born on November 7, 1910 in Blossburg, Tioga County, PA, a daughter of the late Jay P. and Georgianna (Carl) Bassett. Mrs. Marbaker was a homemaker and widow of the late Harry E. Marbaker Sr. who died in 1965. Mabel is survived by a daughter-in-law, Bertha B. Marbaker of Canton; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Richard Denkenberger of Alba; sisters-in-law, Ruby Marbaker of Binghamton, NY and Nellie Bassett of Granville Summit; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Dora Reynard of Canton and Julie Burke of Troy. She was predeceased by her husband and sons, Ronald in 1982 and Harry E. Jr. in 1989. Funeral services were held at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on March 25 with interment to be in Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Laceyville, PA (TGR, Thursday, March 30, 1995)[Note from JMT - This cemetery is NOT in Laceyville, but probably has a Laceyville PO address]

BECKMAN - Mrs. Glenn (Florence Bennett), 92, a longtime area resident and respected school teacher, died at he family home on clapper Hill, Tuscanora Township, Bradford County, PA, on Monday, Dec. 18, 1995.  The funeral will be held on Thursday, Dec. 21, 1995, at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grove Lane, Wyalusing, with Rev. William C. Nelson, pastor of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Mark King co-officiating.  Burial will be at the Beaver Meadows Cemetery.  The Glenn Bennett family wishes to establish a college scholarship foundation in her memory for the benefit of Wyalusing Valley High School students.  The family asks that in lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to remember Florence in this manner can send donations to : Florence Bennett Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Grange National Bank, Attn.: Tom McCullough, 101 E. Main St. Laceyville, PA 18623.  RHW 21 Dec.1995  Towanda Daily Review.

BELL - Daily Review
Phyllis Bell-Hamilton-Lockwood, 74, of Laceyville RR 3, Stevens Township, died Monday, July 29, 2002, at her home. Born Nov. 19, 1927, in Newark, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Henry and Hazel Tuttle Bell. Phyllis was a graduate of Central High School in Newark and Montclair State College in Montclair, N.J. Phyllis was employed by the Prudential Insurance Co. for 26 years until her retirement. Mrs. Lockwood served as a substitute elementary school teacher for the Wysox and Wyalusing schools for several years. Phyllis was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, and the Church Altar Guild and also formerly taught Sunday School. She was a member of the Wyoming Seminary Board of Trustees and was active in the Step By Step Literacy Program, the Board of Elections and the Bradford County Big Brothers/Big Sisters program and served as a Girl Scout leader for many years. She was a member of the Grand Paraders Square Dance group of Troy. Surviving are: her daughters, Kathie B. Hamilton of Yokohama, Japan, and Shoan E. Davis and her husband, Anthony Davis, of Newark, N.J.; a son, Chris T. Hamilton and his wife, Rose Hamilton of Amherst, Neb.; five grandchildren, Kristina, Matthew and Ashley Nicole Hamilton, and Alyssa and Bryan Davis; her brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Ruth Bell of West Orange, N.J.; her sister, Elizabeth Edwards of East Orange; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Lockwood Sr., on Dec. 11, 1992. A requiem Mass will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, Main Street, Towanda, with the Rev. Maureen Hipple, rector, officiating. Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Beaver Meadows, PA. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, PA. Submitted by her best friend Carol HOOSE Brotzman

BELLMONT - Doris Louise Bellmont Bond  (January 21, 1927 - July 18, 2009)
P. Dean Homer Funeral Home Notice July 18, 2009  Mrs. Doris Louise Bond, age 82, of Beaver Meadows, died suddenly on Saturday, July 18, 2009 at the Bradford County Manor where she had been receiving rehabilitation for the past 3 days.  Doris was born in Abington, PA on January 21, 1927 a daughter of the late Robert & Amelia Kilbourn Bellmont. She graduated from high school and received her training as a Licensed Practical Nurse. During WWII she worked as payroll clerk at a defense plant in New Jersey. She married Howard C. Bond on June 12, 1948. Howard predeceased her on July 21, 2006.  Doris and Howard lived in Bucks County, where Howard was employed as a steel hauler. Doris worked as an LPN at the Lower Bucks Hospital, the Delaware Valley Hospital and the Pickering Manor Nursing Home in Newtown, PA. They both retired to Beavers Meadows in 1982.  Doris was a very active member of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church where she was an elder and the past president of the Fideles Class. She was a past Matron at Newtown Chapter OES and was very active with Meshoppen Chapter # 70 O.E.S.  Surviving: Daughter: Karen Bond Beaver Meadows, Sister-in-law: Ruth Bellmont Bradenton, FL. And several nieces and nephews.  Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church at 1:00 P.M. with the Rev. Barry R. Ballard of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be at the Beaver Meadows Cemetery.  Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane in Wyalusing on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  Submitted by her neighbors Carol and Dale Brotzman

 

BENNETT James G. Bennett

71, of Monroeton, PA, died on Feb. 1, 2012, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, following a brief illness. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, March 10 at 2 p.m. with a viewing at 1 p.m. at the Beavers Meadows Church, Laceyville, with Rev. Tom Blackall and Pastor Patricia Newhart officiating.  Interment will be in the church cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Florence M. Bennett Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o First Liberty Bank & Trust in Towanda or Wyalusing.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier – March 8, 2012

 

BENSCOTER –MRS. RUTH E. WOOD age 90, of the Wyalusing Personal Care Home, where she had been a resident for the last six years, formerly of Silvara, Pa., died on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, in Towanda, Pa.  She was born on May 6, 1915, in West Auburn Pa., the daughter of the late William and Etta Benscoter. Mrs. Wood was the wife of the late Ora E. Wood, who died on Sept. 11, 1972.  For many years, Mrs. Wood attended the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church, the Silvara United Methodist Church and the Transue Community Church.  In her spare time she enjoyed playing her violin and accordion at many of the churches she attended. She was a long-time member of the Silvara Ladies Aide Society.  She also loved to fish at many area ponds around Silvara and West Auburn, and she also enjoyed her fishing trips to Canada.  When she was younger, she loved hunting and trapping.  Surviving are her two sons, Gary wood and his friend, Josephine Newhart of Montrose, Pa., and Norm and his wife, Sharon Wood, of Laceyville, Pa.  She is also survived by two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., with the Rev. William Nelson of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Silvara Ladies Aid Society, c/o Mrs. Betty Spencer, RR 3, Box 3262, Laceyville, Pa.

DOROTHY ANNE BENNETT, 68, of Wyalusing, died on Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Dorothy was born Aug. 2, 1931 in Sayre, daughter of the late Wayne C. and Ruth Sharer Bennett, who were at the time residents of Capital Heights, Md.  As her mother died a few days after her birth, she grew up in the home of her grandparents, L. E. and Angeline Sharer on Clapper Hill, Stevens Township.  Dorothy attended Stevensville Elementary School and the Camptown High School.  In 1947, she moved with her father to Gaylord Street in Wyalusing and graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School, a member of the class of 1949.  She graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1955 with a BA in liberal arts.  She remained an avid Penn State football fan. After working part-time as a feature writer for the Wyalusing Rocket, and serving as secretary for Wyalusing Borough, in 1962, she joined the staff of the Bradford County Assistance Office as a case worker.  She later became a supervisor and was the Agency’s income maintenance manager when she retired in 1991.  In 1970, Dorothy moved to Hornbrook, Sheshequin Township, where she lived until 1986, when she purchased a home on Front Street, in Wyalusing.  She vividly remembered the June day in 1972 when her home, along with thousands of others, fell victim to the Hurricane Agnes flood.  Since her retirement, Dorothy has continued her involvement with local civic organizations.  She was the founder of the Wyalusing Valley Museum Association and served for a number of years on its board of directors, holding the office of president, vice-president and secretary.  She was a member and past president of the Wyalusing Lioness Club.  Dorothy was an active member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, where she served as the church’s outreach chairman and historian and in several other offices.  She was very active with the Girl Scouts and a volunteer for the Red Cross and a former member of the Towanda Branch AAUW.  The funeral service will be held on Friday, March 24, 2000, at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Groverdale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Beverly Davenport, her pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery.  Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Groverdale Lane, Wyalusing, on Thursday, March 23, 2000, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Memorials are directed to the Wyalusing Museum Association, Wyalusing, Pa.; Wyalusing United Methodist Church, or the charity of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review.

Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifGlenn Ferris BENNETT
(May 6, 1905 - October 16, 2005)
Obituary provided by P. Dean Homer Funeral Homer A. Kay Welles Homer, Supervisor 1 Grovedale Lane RR02 Box 5-A Wyalusing, Pennsylvania 18853 Tel 570
October 16, 2005
Glenn Ferris Bennett, 100, longtime area resident and respected teacher, of Tuscarora Township died Sunday, October 16, 2005 at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA. He was born May 6, 1905 in Tuscarora Township in the house on Clapper Hill Road across the road from his present residence on Bennett Acres, a designated Century Farm. He was a son of Very Bennett and Mary Woodruff Bennett. Glenn attended local schools and graduated from Laceyville High School, Class of 1923 and from Mansfield Normal School, Class of 1924. He began his career as a teacher at the age of 19 in the one-room school house on Clapper Hill in 1924, and had 17 students at the time. He later taught history and English in Skinner’s Eddy, was an English teacher and the principal at Laceyville High School for two years (until consolidation), and taught English to the upper grades at Wyalusing Valley High School for over 15 years. His combined total was 44 years of teaching. Glenn met his wife-to-be, Florence Beckman of Coudersport, PA, during summer school at Penn State, and on May 6, 1932 Glenn and Florence were married. Since the Depression had begun, they kept the fact a secret in order for Florence to keep her job. By 1938, there were three small children in the house and Glenn needed to complete his degree so he took classes at Mansfield State Teachers College while Florence taught in his place at Laceyville High School. The couple also managed a lunch-counter – gas station at Powers Corner near Mansfield. Florence was Spanish, Latin, French, science, social studies and chemistry teacher for many years, retiring from Wyalusing Valley High School in 1969. “Mr. and Mrs. B.”, as the couple were affectionately called by students, were exceptional teachers and a devoted couple. They enjoyed a long retirement together, traveling to visit family and remodeling their home. Glenn and Florence were married 63 (?) years before Florence died on Dec. 18, 1995. An avid reader and farmer, Mr. B’s interests and memberships over the years include: Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church, the Mayflower Society, John Howland Society and the sons of the Civil War and Roman Masonic Lodge #418 F&AM, LeRaysville, PA. Survivors: Sons Robert Glenn Bennett Camarillo, CA Dr. John Very Bennett Atlanta, GA James George Bennett Columbus, Ohio Daughter Suzanne Marie Bennett-Sagrati Cincinnati, IL 21 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 10:30 A.M. at the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church with the Rev. William C. Nelson, his pastor, officiating. Internment will be in Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Friends may call at the Church on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, and on Wednesday morning from 9:30 AM until the time of the service. Memorials may be directed to the Florence and Glenn Bennett Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o First Liberty Bank, 101 E. Main St., Laceyville, PA 18623. Submitted by a fellow historian, Carol Brotzman
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BENNETT - Robert Glenn Bennett died peacefully at home April 24, 2008, after a lengthy illness with his family near his side. Always the fighter, even during his last day with us, was making plans to get up and get things done. He was born Dec. 30, 1933, in Bradford County, Pa., to Glenn F. and Florence M.(Beckman) Bennett of Laceyville, Pa. He was raised on the family's fourth-generation dairy farm and learned the true meaning of a hard day's work. After graduating from high school there, he accepted an appointment to West Point Military academy, where he attended two years. After leaving West Point, he attended Penn State University, then moved to California in 1954 to complete his degree at Long Beach State, where he met his wife to be, Myrna Foley, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. He subsequently went to work for Vickers Aerospace Hydraulics in Long Beach as a purchasing agent and then found employment more to his liking in the construction industry. In 1965, he negotiated with John Coggins of C & W Fence Co. in Ventura and purchased that business. Now that he had ownership of his own firm, he put his sharp wit and inherent business skills to work, and the company expanded quickly. In 1972, he founded Ventura Fence Co., known today as Fence Factory Corp., which quickly expanded even further. At the time of his death, with his family also at the grindstone, his enterprises include approximately 200 employees (some of whom stayed with him more than 30 year) and 12 divisions, including Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. As a local contractor, he oversaw the completion of several regional landmarks such as the pedestrian/bike paths on Harbor Boulevard and on Channel Islands Boulevard over the Channel Islands Harbor, Pasadena's historic Colorado Street Bridge, The Ojai Trail, River Ridge Golf Course, Rincon Freeway and Glendale Freeway Fencing Projects. He received the Associated General Contractors California Constructor of the Year award in 1989 for innovation in technique or materials for the Channel Islands Harbor bike/pedestrian path. His passions for life included anything from a good poker game or chess game to wrapping himself around a good history book, especially if it was an accurate accounting of World War II as we grew up hearing news clips and radio reports of the battles and it always appealed to him as a strategist. He was also known for his trips to the casino and especially enjoyed any vacation or getaway that included his family. From the late 1960s through the late 1980s, he served on the board of directors for International Fence Industry Association (which later became the American Fence Association), EGCA (Engineering and Grading Contractors Association) and AGC (Associated General Contractors). He knew that there was benefit to heavy involvement in the trade associations and devoted a lot of energy in doing so. As a result, he received awards and recognition from each association in which he was involved, including but not limited to chairmanships, committee leaders and board of directors positions. He was preceded in death by his mother and father and his daughter-in-law, Nicci Bennett of Ventura. He will be greatly missed by many friends and associates as well as his wife of 49 years, Myrna of Camarillo; sons, Michael of Ventura, Steven (wife Holly), Charles (wife Cindy); daughter, Laurie, all of Camarillo; stepdaughters, Cherie Schmid (husband Paul) of Ojai and Charlene Alsup of Oxnard; brothers, Dr. John (wife Regna) of Atlanta, Ga., and James of Columbus, Ohio; sister, Susanne Sagreti (husband Alfred) of Cincinnati, Ohio; grandchildren, U.S. Army Spc. 4 Brian, Glenn, Julie, Justin, Samantha, Karen, Christopher, Bryan and Noah; as well as two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at Griffin Family Funeral Chapel, 1075 E. Daily Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010. A service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at Griffin Funeral Chapel. A reception will immediately follow at Las Posas Country Club, 955 Fairway Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010. Burial will be at the family plot near Laceyville, Pa., after a service at 11 a.m. Monday, May 5, at Beaver Meadows Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Griffin Family Funeral Chapels, 1075 E. Daily Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010; phone 805-482-1166. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman.  Ventura County Star on 4/27/2008

Daily Review December 29, 2005
BENSCOTER - Mrs. Ruth E. Wood, age 90, of the Wyalusing Personal Care Home, where she had been a resident for the last six years, formerly of Silvara, Pa., died on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, in Towanda, Pa.
She was born on May 6, 1915, in West Auburn Pa., the daughter of the late William and Etta (Crawford) Benscoter. Mrs. Wood was the wife of the late Ora E. Wood, who died on Sept. 11, 1972.  For many years, Mrs. Wood attended the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church, the Silvara United Methodist Church and the Transue Community Church.  In her spare time she enjoyed playing her violin and accordion at many of the churches she attended. She was a long-time member of the Silvara Ladies Aide Society. She also loved to fish at many area ponds around Silvara and West Auburn, and she also enjoyed her fishing trips to Canada. When she was younger, she loved hunting and trapping.  Surviving are her two sons, Gary wood and his friend, Josephine Newhart of Montrose, Pa., and Norm and his wife, Sharon Wood, of Laceyville, Pa. She is also survived by two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., with the Rev. William Nelson of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Silvara Ladies Aid Society, c/o Mrs. Betty Spencer, RR 3, Box 3262, Laceyville, Pa. 18623. Submitted by a cousin and freind Carol Hoose Brotzman

BENSCOTER –RUTH E. WOOD, 90, of the Wyalusing Personal Care Home, where she had been a resident for the last six years, formerly of Silvara, Pa., died on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, in Towanda, Pa.  She was born on May 6, 1915, in West Auburn, Pa., the daughter of the late Ora E. Wood, who died on Sept. 11, 1972.  For many years, Mrs. Wood attended the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church, the Silvara United Methodist Church and the Transue Community Church.  In her spare time she enjoyed playing her violin and accordion at many of the churches she attended.  She was a long-time member of the Silvara Ladies Aide Society.  She also loved to fish at many area ponds around Silvara and West Auburn, and she also enjoyed her fishing trips to Canada.  When she was younger, she loved hunting and trapping.  Surviving are her two sons, Gary Wood and his friend, Josephine Newhart of Montrose, Pa., and Norm and his wife, Sharon Wood, of Laceyville, Pa.  She is also survived by two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., with the Rev. William Nelson of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery.  Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, those whish may make memorial donations to the Silvara Ladies Aid Society, c/o Mrs. Betty Spencer, RR #3, Box 3262, Laceyville, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

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Howard Cadwallader BOND Jr. 
(October 10, 1920 - July 21, 2006) 
P. Dean Homer Funeral Home listing July 21, 2006 OBITUARY 
Howard C. Bond Jr., age 85, of Wyalusing, PA died on Friday July 21, 2006 at the Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock, PA. 
Howard was born in Fallsington, PA on October 10, 1920, a son of the late Howard and Sarah Stradling Bond Sr. Howard served in the US Army during WWII. He married the former Doris Bellmont of Woodside, PA on June 12, 1948. They resided in Buck’s County where Howard was employed as steel hauler. They retired to Beaver Meadows in 1982. After retiring Howard worked for the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, Wyalusing for the past 20 years. Howard was a member of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. He was active in the Lackawanna Presbytery, having served on several committees, as well as being a delegate for the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. He was also a charter member of Boy Scout Troop 96. Howard was a member of the Franklin Lodge No 263 F.A&M., having served as past Master of both Franklin Lodge, Laceyville and Newtown Lodge, Bucks Co., and was also the past associate Worthy Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 70, of Meshoppen, a lifetime member of the Allentown Consistory, and also a member of the Wyalusing American Legion Post 534. Surviving: Spouse: Doris Bond at home, Daughter: Karen Bond  of Beaver Meadows; A Sister: Rebecca Worrell Kunkletown, PA  Several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Frank Bond and Lewis Bond, and 5 sisters; Infant sister Irene Bond, Mary Bond, Mabel Fesmire, Dorothy Rumpf, and Ruth Cooper. 
Funeral services will be held at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church on Monday, July 25 at 11:00 A.M. with the Rev. Barry R. Ballard, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. 
Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 P.M. on Sunday, July 24, 2006 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA. Graveside Military Services will be accorded by member of Wyalusing Post #534 American Legion, Wyalusing, PA. Masonic and Eastern Star Services will be held on Sunday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials are directed to the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, PO Box 25, Wyalusing, PA 18853. 
To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to homerfuneralhome.com. Submitted by a neighbor, Carol Hoose Brotzman

BOND, Susan Edith - Beloved Clapper Hill Woman Passes Away (No first or last name given for this woman, but Carol provided it back to her) On Thursday, February 8, 1930, Clapper Hill lost one of its most esteemed residents in he person of Mrs. Marcus Pickett. She was taken ill on the Saturday preceding and her condition was not considered serious until Wednesday, the day before her death, and even a few moments before she departed this life, those around her had hopes for her recovery.  The funeral was held at her late home on Clapper Hill Sunday afternoon at 1:30. The services were in charge of Rev Treible of Mehoopany, a former Pastor of the church, which Mrs. Pickett attended, and a friend of the family for many years. There was a profusion of beautiful floral offerings and a host of relatives, friends and neighbors assembled at the home to pay their last respects to one who was loved by all. Mrs. Pickett was born on January 16, 1857 at Brinktown. On December 11, 1877, she was married to Marcus Pickett. They had two children, a daughter Jennie who died at the age of 9 years, and a son Harry, and is wife Eunie who live at home. Also three grandchildren, Evelyn, Clyde and Eldred Pickett. She is survived by her husband and one brother, Harvey Bond, of Ellingtown. Mrs. Pickett was an active member of the Beaver Meadows Methodist Church for over fifty years. In 1887, when the first Ladies Aide Society was organized she was elected the first President. Her wonderful Christian life, sunny disposition and kindness to all have won for her a place in the hearts of all who knew her which will make her passing seem a personal loss to each one. Interment was made in the family plot in Beaver Meadows Cemetery. The Grange of which she and her husband were members, had charge of part of the service at the grave. Contributed by Carol HOOSE Brotzman, Beaver Meadows Church historian

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Gerald BRADSHAW, age 73, of Stevensville died on Wednesday morning, May 5, 2004, at the Carpenter Care Center in Tunkhannock, Pa.  He was born on June 27, 1930, in Wyalusing, a son of the late John Daniel and Isabelle Carlin Bradshaw. Gerald was a graduate of Wyalusing High School and was a member of the F.F.A. while at Wyalusing. He lived his entire lifetime in Bradford County, and was a self-employed dairy farmer. He retired after an accident when he was 60 years old. Gerald enjoyed farming and working in the outdoors. He leaves surviving a sister and brother-in-law, Geraldine and Robert White of Stevensville, and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, and an infant sister, Charlotte Bradshaw. A graveside memorial service will be held in Beaver Meadows Cemetery, with the Rev. Virginia Miner officiating, and will be announced by the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the HOPS Ambulance Association, c/o James Seipler. Submitted by Carol Brotzman

 

BRIDE Kathy M. (Bride) Adams

age 52, of 618 Sterling Hill Rd., Wyalusing, died while surrounded by her loving family at her home on Wednesday evening, April 25, 2012. Kathy was born in Towanda, on Dec. 30, 1959 the daughter of the late Joseph E. Bride, who died in 2004, and R. Lucille VanNest Bride of U.S. Route 6, Wyalusing.  Kathy was a Wyalusing Valley High School graduate, class of 1977. Kathy married her husband Steve A. Adams on Dec. 9, 1978. She was a loving and caring stay at home mom, for many years.  After all of her children were in school she went back to pursue her personal care administrative qualifications from Marywood University, then after receiving her degree, she became the administrative assistant/activities director at the Wyalusing Personal Care Center. Kathy was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school. In addition, she taught Sunday school at the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church. She was a leader of the 4-H Wyalusing Horse and Pony Club and a Girl Scout Leader of the Wyalusing Girl Scout Troop. Being a breast cancer survivor, Kathy was a Chairperson for the Wyalusing Relay for Life (2010 Honorary Chairperson).  Kathy absolutely loved to shop. She also loved to bake and cook for her family and friends. She took great pleasure in designing and sewing clothing. She liked being outside, working in her flower gardens and horseback riding. She enjoyed riding motorcycles with her husband. Kathy was very fond of going on wine tours and tasting the wine. She thoroughly enjoyed the great times she had with her family and many friends while hanging out, dancing, and telling jokes and stories. Kathy worshiped being a MiMi to her little man, Dante, with their many movie dates and sleepovers.  Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by her children Brooke (Bebe) Hatton and her husband Joe of Spring Hill, Monica (Mona) Adams of Wyalusing, and Logan (Logi Bear) Adams of Wyalusing; grandson Dante Hatton of Spring Hill; sister Linda Porter of Sayre; brother Thomas and his wife Becky Bride of Palm Harbor, Fla.; nephew Dustin Bride of Panama City, Fla.; nieces Allison Bride of Palm Harbor, Carrie Zdon and her husband Joel of Sheshequin and Corinne McConnell and her husband Chris of Virginia; four great nephews; her extended family of her mother-in-law Donna Harvey of Clapper Hill; as well as many sisters-in-laws and brothers-in-laws; and her little buddy Greta.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, Church Street, Wyalusing, with Rev. Penney Rahm of the Church and Rev. Diane Prentice, a long time friend, officiating. Interment will be at the Beaver Meadows Cemetery following the service. Family and friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 30, 2012 at the church. Arrangements were made through Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main Street, Laceyville.  In lieu of flowers those wishing to make donations, may do so in Kathy's memory, to the House of Care, 100 N. Academy Ave, Danville, PA 17822 or the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244.    Towanda Daily Review – April 27, 2012

 

LEONARD R. BRINK, 74, of North Orwell, Rome RD 1, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1987 at the Troy Community Hospital, following a lengthy illness.  Mr. Brink was well-known and possessed a host of friends.  He was born Dec. 31, 1912, in East Herrick, Pa.  He was a son of the late Fay and Daisy Cole Brink.  On June 12, 1937, he married the former Mearl Brotzman.  They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past June.  In early years, Mr. Brink was employed in farming and also worked at the Alderson Saw Mill in LeRaysville.  He was later employed for many years by the Giffen Construction Company in LeRaysville.  Leonard enjoyed hunting, gardening and helping his family.  He is survived by his wife, Mearl, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Fay and Pat Brink of North Orwell; a daughter, Helen Roberts of Clifford, Pa.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Warren Roberts of LeRaysville and Joyce and Robert Taylor of Allis Hollow; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Florence Brotzman of Tunkhannock; two brothers, Calvin Brink of Allis Hollow and Kenneth Brink of Towanda.  Nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  He was predeceased by three brothers, Merle in 1975, William in 1973 and Alvin in 1977.  The funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The Rev. Rebecca Sweet, pastor of the North Orwell Union Church, will officiate.  Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Friday (Christmas night) from 7 to 9 p.m. and also one hour prior to the service Saturday morning at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.

BRONSON - L. Marie Bronson Devine, 81, widow of Harold W. Devine Sr., formerly of the Colonial Towers, Towanda, Pa., and Ulster, Pa., died Wednesday June 25, 2008, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  "Marie," as she was known by her family and friends, was born Oct. 6, 1926, on German Hill, Wyoming County, Pa., the daughter of the late Harry Bronson and Grace Rogers Coy. On Jan. 12, 1956, she married Harold W. Devine Sr., who preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 1990.  Marie assisted her husband in the operation of their refrigeration business in Ulster for many years. Her life's interests were her family, church, and volunteer and craft work.  Surviving are: her stepsons, Harold Devine Jr. of RR 3, Troy, Pa., Andy Devine and his wife, Pat, of Mesa, Ariz., and John Devine and his wife, Linda, of RR 2, Ulster; a stepdaughter, Shirley Slocum and her husband, Elmer, of Ulster RR 2; a special step-granddaughter, Debra Allen of Ulster RR 2; 32 step-grandchildren; 49 step-great-grandchildren; several step-great-great-grandchildren; her half-brother, Ralph Coy and his wife, Nancy, of Watkins Glen, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends Pastor Jim Smith and his wife, Jimmie Smith.  In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a stepson, Robert Devine, and a stepdaughter, Virginia Groover; step-daughter-in-law, Elsie Devine; brother, Ray Bronson; and special aunt, Doris Baker.  The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2008, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Maureen Hipple, rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, officiating,  Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Tuscarora Township, Pa.  The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  June 26, 2008 Daily Review

ELISHA J. BROTZMAN, 57, of Meshoppen passed away Thursday August 31, 1989 at Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock following a long illness. Born in Laceyville, September 4, 1931, he was a son of the late Marvin and Ida Bradsah Brotzman. He was employed as a diesel mechanic for Bub Kintner Trucking Company in Meshoppen for ten years and for the past 10 years by Norm Wood Trucking Company of Laceyville before ill helath forced his retirement. Mr. Brotzman was a member of the Meshoppen Rod and Gun Club, the Meshoppen Men’s Club, the Black Walnut Rod and Reel Club and the Tunkhannock Moose Lodge. He was also a social member of the Rought-Hall American Legion Post #510 of Black Walnut. He is survived by his wife of six years, the former Linda Myers; a son, Marvin Brotzman of Laceyville; a daughter, Elanine Gunton of Sweet Valley; a nephew, Christopher Stephens at home; a brother, Melvin Brotzman of Partysville; a sister, Helen Gregerson of Laceyville; ten grandchildren and several other nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Meshoppen with the Reverend Kenneth Bittler, pastor of the Meshoppen United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review

BROTZMAN HELEN D.
Wyalusing Rocket November 16, 2006
Helen D. Brotzman Gregerson, 77, of RR1, Box 1418, Laceyville, PA, died on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Gregerson, who died on Dec. 25, 1995.  Born in Silvara on June 23, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Marvin and Ida Bradshaw Brotzman.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her great-granddaughters. She will be deeply missed by all. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Louis James Gregerson. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Charles Ingham of Camptown; a daughter-in-law, Linda Gregerson of West Auburn; six grandchildren, Adam Gregerson, Jason Gregerson and wife, Nichole, Toni Brown and husband, Victor, Echo Smith and husband, Robert, Elise Ingham and friend, Calvin Fassett, Jakub Ingham and great-grandchildren, Desiree Brown and Natalie O’Connor; also, very close friends, Glenda Marbaker and Carl Salsman. At Mrs. Gregerson’s request, there was no viewing or funeral service. A private graveside service was held at the convenience of the family in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville. Contributed by a friend Carol Brotzman

BROTZMAN Pearl Grace
Mrs. Pearl G. (Grace) Brotzman Repsher, 90, formally of Laceyville (Beaver Meadows), Pa., went home to be with her Lord on Thursday afternoon, May 7, 2009, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa., where she had been a resident for the last five years. Mrs. Repsher was born in West Auburn, Pa., on Nov. 11, 1918, the twin daughter of the late Clark James and Florence Ruth Sink Brotzman. All of her life she was a resident of West Auburn and Silvara areas, of Laceyville, Pa. For more than 70 years, she was the wife of Cecil K. Repsher, who diedon June 29, 2006. Cecil and Pearl were married on July 6, 1936. Most of their married life was spent on their farm in Beaver Meadows where they raised beef and dairy cattle. Mrs. Repsher spent most of her life in the home, caring for her husband and their family.  For many years, Mrs. Repsher was a member of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church, and also the Beaver Meadows Ladies Aide Society. The Repsher's were also members of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau. All of her life, she loved being surrounded by her family. She is survived by: her son and his wife, Milt (Skeet) and Neta Repsher Sr. of Laceyville, Pa.; her daughters and their husbands, Charlotte and Morris Fassett, Beverly and Henry Stanton, and Kathy and Marvin Teetsel, all of Laceyville, Pa.; her daughter-in-law and her husband Mary and Joseph Matier of Laceyville, Pa.; her sister and her husband Ruth and Robert Cobb of Athens, Pa.; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; her extended family of brother-in-law and sister-in-law Donald and Shelia Repsher of Laceyville, Pa.; sister-in-laws Lorraine Repsher and Evelyn and Charles Boyer of Laceyville, PA.; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Mrs. Dean (Diane) Bennett, of Laceyville, Pa.  Besides her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by: a son, Leland (Bucky) Repsher; a grandson, Travis Wade Repsher; three granddaughters, Kim Renee Repsher, Nicole Louise Repsher and Tara Louise Brown; a great-granddaughter, DeAnna Marie Camp; her twin sister Mearl Brink; and three brothers, Bryce Brotzman, Francis Brotzman and Ray Brotzman. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 10, 2009, at the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church with Rev. Ken Small of the church, Rev. Richard Card of the Evans Falls United Methodist Church, and Rev. Pat Newhart of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2009, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial donations may do so to the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Cathy Sperry, RR 3 Box 53, Meshoppen, PA 18630, or to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848. Submitted by her nephew and niece Dale and Carol Hoose Brotzman.  Daily Review May 8, 2009

BROTZMAN –SUSIE P. Millard, of Turtle lane, Flora City, Fla., formerly of Clapper Hill, Laceyville RD 2, died Monday, Nov. 23, 1987, at the Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Fla.  Born Jan. 2, 1892, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Nettie Brotzman.  She was a housewife for her family.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Fannie Crispell of Floral City, Fla.; two sons; John A. Millard and Glenwood H. Millard, both of Floral City, Fla.; two sisters; Mrs. Mary Wells of Athens and Mrs. Helen Barber of Sayre; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  The funeral service will be held Friday, Nov. 27, at 1 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville with interment in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Laceyville RD 2.  Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday, 2-5 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BROWN Howard A
 03/29/2006 The New Age Examiner
Howard A. Brown of Blue Stone Road, Laceyville, died at his home on Tuesday, March 28, 2006.
He was born in Sayre on June 1, 1950, son of the late William Frisbie and Anna Brown. He was employed as a laborer in numerous local stone quarries.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Victor Brown.  He is survived by his wife, Christine Salesman Brown; brothers, Raymond Brown, Potterville; Frederick Frisbie, Wyalusing; William Brown, Laceyville; George Brown, Potterville; Joseph  Brown, Towanda; Norman Brown, Sayre; John McCormick, Towanda; sisters, Louise Walters, Potterville; Darlene Bruster, Terrytown; Carolyn Wheaton, Laceyville; Doris May Brown, Towanda; Nellie Rose Walters, Stevensville; and numerous nieces and nephews.  A graveside interment service was held on Saturday, April 1, at the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Arrangements by the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville.  Submitted by Carol Brotzman

DENNIS JAMES BROTZMAN, SR., 42 Laceyville, PA (Beaver Meadows) died June 30, 1997 on the Brotzman Family farm in Beaver Meadows from injuries sustained from a logging accident.  Born in Meshoppen, PA, on February 17, 1955, he was the son of the late Jeanette A. Salsman Brotzman, who died on May 3, 1992 and Francis A. Brotzman, Beaver Meadows.  Mr. Brotzman was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School, Class of 1973; and was employed by Taylor Packing of Wyalusing.  Since October 9f 1974, he was a dressing floor line leader.  He attended the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church and in his spare time, enjoyed horseback riding and also hunting and fishing.  Besides his father, he is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Jacobus with whom he would have celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary on July 6; son, Dennis James (D.J.) Brotzman, Jr., age 14, at home; stepson, Herbie Jacobus, Troy; stepdaughter, Althea Jacobus, West Auburn; sisters, Mrs. Gerald (Norma Jean) Ahlbrant, Mehoopany and Mrs. Rick (Sue) Teeter, Ulster; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray and Karen Brotzman, Tunkhannock, F. Dale and Carol Brotzman, Beaver Meadows, Alan and Pam Brotzman, Canton and Randy Brotzman, Beaver Meadows; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Florence Brotzman, Tunkhannock; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; and special friends, Joseph and Martha Yanavitch.  Funeral services were held July 3 from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Laceyville, with Rev. Ruth Breitweiser, retired Methodist minister, officiating.  Interment was in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery.  In lieu flowers, those wishing to may make memorial donations to the Wyalusing Boy Scouts, Troop 96 in care of Mrs. Gary Neiley, RR3, Wyalusing, Pa. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

Dennis James BROTZMAN Sr., 42, Laceyville, died June 30, 1997 as the result of injuries sustained in a logging accident.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 3 at 1 pm at the Sheldon Funeral Home in Laceyville with the Rev. Ruth Breitweiser officiating and interment to be in Beaver Meadows Cemetery.

FRANCIS A. BROTZMAN, 79, of RR1, Box 1206, Laceyville, Pa. (Beaver Meadows), died at his home on Tuesday afternoon, July 4, 2000.  Born in West Auburn, Pa., on Sept. 6, 1920, he was the son of the late Clark and Florence Sink Brotzman.  His wife was the former Jeanette A. Salsman Brotzman, who died on May 3, 1992.  Mr. Brotzman was a dairy farmer all of his life and owned and operated a farm in Beaver Meadows.  His entire life revolved around his family and farm.  He is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Norma Jean and Gerald Abtbrandt, of Mehoopany, Pa., and Sue and Rick Teeter of Ulster; four sons and their wives, Ray and Karen Brotzman of Tunkhannock, Pa., Dale and Carol Brotzman of Beaver Meadows, Alan Brotzman of Canton and Randy Brotzman at home.  Three sisters, Mrs. Mearl Brink of Laporte, Mrs. Cecil (Pearl) Repsher of Beaver Meadows and Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Cobb of Barclay Mountain; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandsons; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a son, Dennis J. Brotzman Sr., on June 30, 1997; a granddaughter, Becky Brotzman, in 1977; and two brothers, Bryce Brotzman and Ray Elwood Brotzman.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 7, 2000, at 2 p.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville.  Calling hours will be held one hour prior to the service.  Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BROTZMAN -MEARL C. BRINK, 84, widow of Leonard R. Brink, formerly a long-time resident of North Orwell and LeRaysville, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 28 ,2003, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Mearl was born Nov. 11, 1918, Auburn Township, Susquehanna County, a daughter of the late Clark and Florence Sink Brotzman.  On June 12, 1937, she married Leonard R. Brink.  In June of 1987 the couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  She was preceded in death by her husband on Dec. 23, 1987.  Mearl served as an Avon representative in the area for many years.  Her dedication in life was to her family and home.  Mearl was a member of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church and the Rushville Birthday Club.  She enjoyed crocheting and crossword puzzles.  Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Fay and Pat Brink of  North Orwell; her daughter, Helen Roberts of Warren Center; her daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Warren Roberts of Warren Center and Joyce and Robert Taylor of Allis Hollow; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; her twin sister, Pearl Rephser, and her husband, Cecil Repsher, of Laceyville; her sister, Ruth Cobb and her husband, Robert Cobb, of Monroeton; two sisters-in-law, Viola Brink of Stevensville and Phyllis Brink of Wyalusing RR3; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by two grandsons, William Roberts and Joseph Roberts Jr.; and by two brothers, Francis and Bryce Brotzman.   The funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. William Nelson, pastor of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Tuscarora Township.  The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggest that memorial contributions may be directed to the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church, RR1, Laceyville, PA. in Mearl C. Brink’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

Wyalusing Rocket- 5/26/2005
Randy Lee BROTZMAN, age 44, of RR1, Box 1206, Laceyville, PA (Beaver Meadows) died at the Beverly Health Care in Tunkhannock on Tuesday, May 24, 2005. Randy was born in Meshoppen on Nov. 28, 1960, the son of the late Francis A. Brotzman, who died on July 4, 2000 and Jeanette A. Salsman Brotzman, who died on May 3, 1992. While he was able, Randy attended school in Towanda, where he was also a member of the Towanda Boy Scouts. Surviving are two sisters and their husbands, Norma Jean and Gerald Ahlbrandt of Mehoopany and Sue and Rick Teeter of Ulster; three brothers and their wives, Ray and Karen Brotzman of Tunkhannock, Dale and Carol Brotzman of Beaver Meadows and Alan Brotzman of Canton; also several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Besides his parents, a brother, Dennis J. Brotzman, Sr., preceded him in death on June 30, 1997 and a niece Rebecca "Becky" Brotzman November 30, 1977. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 27 at 2 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, with Chaplain Karen Brotzman of the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, those wishing, may make memorial donations to the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Kathy Sperry, RR3, Box 53, Meshoppen, PA 18630 or to the Special Olympics. Submitted by His Sister in law Carol Brotzman. I would like to make a note here that he resided with Dale and Carol Brotzman in the only home he had ever known, the Brotzman home farm until September 2004 when his health deteriorated to the point of needing nursing home care. He may have been born with Downs Syndrome but he never let it get him down. Submitted by Carol Brotzman

Wyalusing Rocket January 39, 2003
William BROTZMAN
 Mr. William McKinley Brotzman, Jr., who would have celebrated his 83rd birthday on Monday, Jan. 27, 2003 of RR1, Box 1110, Laceyville, PA, died on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003 at his home in Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, PA. Born in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 27, 1920, he was the son of the late William McKinley, Sr. and Geneva Smith Brotzman. Mr. Brotzman was a graduate of the Laceyville High School, Class of 1938. After high school, he entered the U.S. Army and began his career, serving his country in the military services. During World War II, he served in the Pacific Theater. He also served in the Korean War and later in the Vietnam Conflict. For 29 years, he served his country, retiring in 1969 from the U.S. Air Force, as a chief master sergeant. During his military career, he was stationed in Greece, Morocco and Hawaii. He was a member of the West Auburn Baptist Church. Also, every year, he enjoyed the annual reunion with his military friends of the 8th Fighter Control Squadron. In his spare time, he enjoyed traveling, gardening, square dancing and playing with his grandkids and great-grandkids. He also enjoyed feeding and watching birds in his yard. Surviving are his wife of 56 years, the former Allie Florence Clark of Laceyville; a son, Reed McKinley Brotzman of Laceyville; a daughter, Barbara Ann Myers of Kingston; a brother, Elston Brotzman of Silvara; two sisters, Rhea Ace of Laceyville and Pat Baldwin of Wyalusing; eight grandchildren, Tari Kelley of Clapper Hill, Ali Rene Aberle of Laceyville, Greggory D. Shotwell of Laceyville, Jeffrey Shotwell of Springville, Tiffany Shotwell of Laceyville, Nathaniel Brotzman of Lynchburg, VA, Verien Brotzman of Plymouth Meeting and Thane Brotzman of Laceyville; five great-grandchildren, Destiny Aberle of Laceyville, Timothy Kelley, Pamela Kelley and Jonathan Kelley, all of Clapper Hill and Brianna Shotwell of Tunkhannock. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Reed Brotzman and Ward Brotzman and two sisters, Eloise Nesslein and Kate Brown. Abiding with Mr. Brotzman’s wishes, there will be no viewing or funeral service. Those wishing, may make memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Brotzman to the Auburn Baptist Church, RR1, Laceyville, PA 18623. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville. Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

BROWN - Helen B. Clapper of Clapper Hill, Laceyville, RD#2, died at her home Monday, June 13, 1988. Mrs. Clapper was born at LeRaysville June 26, 1906, a daughter of the late Frank and Lucy Coolbaugh Brown. She retired from the Bendix Corporation of South Montrose after working many years. Before t hat she was employed at Elmira Heights, New York during World War II. She was the widow of Clifford Clapper, who died in April 1974.  A member of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church and Ladies Aide society, in her spare time she enjoyed gardening and especially her flowers. Survivors include her daughter Mrs. Bette Wootton of Towanda RD#5 and a son Ralph of Falls Church, Virginia. Four sisters, Mrs. Alice Canfield of Towanda, Mrs. Frances Wright and Miss Joanne Brown both of LeRaysville, and Mrs. Philip (Jeanette) Hickey of Rome, PA. One brother Edwin Brown of Monroeton: three grandsons and seven granddaughters, seventeen great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews survive also. She was preceded in death by a son Lyle Clapper in 1953; two daughters Marjorie Brewer in 1980 and Barbara Salsman in 1961; a brother George Brown in 1988 and a grandson, Danny Brewer. The funeral service will be held Thursday June 16, at 11 a.m. at the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church with the Reverend Margaret Reid officiating. Burial will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Contributed by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

Keith BROWN
Daily Review Keith Lewis Brown, age 44, of New Albany, Wilmot Township, PA died Saturday, March 22, 2003. Keith was born in Montrose on May 18, 1958, a son of Alice R. Lewis and the late John H. Brown Jr. He graduated from Wyalusing High School, a member of the Class of 1976. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1976 to 1980 and was formerly employed by Hoffman-New Yorker of Dushore. He married the former Hope Cobb of Wyalusing on Aug. 16, 1997. Surviving are his spouse, Hope and a son, Keith Austin Brown at home; brothers and sister-in-law: John H. and Kathy Braun and James L. Brown, of Wyalusing: sisters and brother-in-law; Karen and Earl Steele of Wysox and Kathy Varnell of Pensacola, FL; his mother, Alice Brown of Holder, FL; sisters-in-law: Marguerite Whipple of Sayre and Holly Vanderpool of Towanda; nieces and nephews: Austin and Lena Varnell, Katie and Kelly Steele and Josh and Amanda Brown. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 27 at 11 a.m. at the South Auburn United Methodist Church with Mr. Calvin Cobb officiating. Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore. Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

VICTOR JAMES BROWN, 36, Laceyville RD 2, died Saturday, as the result of a logging accident in Stevens Township, Bradford Co.  He was born Jan. 1, 1953 in Sayre, son of Anna W. Lattimer Brown and the late William F. Brown.  He had spent most of his lifetime in the Laceyville area and had been employed as a quarry worker by the Kilmer Quarries of Stevens Township.  He is survived by his wife, Anna Steele Brown, at home; two daughters, Tammy and Daisy, and a son, Victor James Jr., all at home; his mother, Mrs. Anna W. Brown of Camptown; eight brothers; Raymond Brown of Royme, Fred Frisbie of Spring Hill, Howard Brown of Black Walnut, Bill Brown of Clapper Hill, George Brown of Stevensville, Joseph Brown of Rome, Norman Brown of Laceyville and John McCormick of Silvara; five sisters: Mrs. Louise Walters of Rome, Mrs. Darlene Brewster of Homets Ferry, Mrs. Carolyn Wheaton of Silvara, Miss Doris Mae Brown of Canton and Mrs. Nellie Walter of Spring Hill; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  The funeral and committal service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Kerr-McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing with the Rev. Philip Wanck, pastor of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in Beaver Meadow Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  There will be no calling hours. –Towanda Daily Review.
 

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