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BLACKWELL Mrs. E. S. Horton Mrs. Edward S. Horton died at her home near Canton, January 1st, 1918 at 3:15 p.m., after a lingering illness of dropsy of the heart at the age of 75 years, 11 months and 18 days. Funeral was held at the home January 4th, at 2 p.m., her pastor, Rev. M. A. Soper of Canton M. E. Church officiated, interment in Beech Flats Cemetery. Mrs. Horton was the eldest daughter of the late Thomas Blackwell. She was born in West Burlington township Jan. 14, 1842. Her mother, Jane McKean was the daughter of Samuel McKean, U. S. Senator of 1833. In early life Mrs. Horton united with the M. E. Church of West Burlington. By her death the home loses a loving wife, a kind and patient mother, the community, a kind neighbor, the church a conscientious member. On February 19, 1862 Julia McKean Blackwell married Edward S. Horton of Leona. Unto this union were born two children, Thomas Bert and Minnie Ruth. The son died March 15, 1917. The daughter, Mrs. W. A. Best survives her. She leaves to mourn her a husband, one daughter, Mrs. W. A. Best, four grandchildren. Mrs. Julia Ruth Carl, James Horton Best, Miss Agnes Horton, and Edward S. Horton and a half sister, Mrs. Clara B. Leonard of Harper, Kansas. TGR 1918.
Blackwell - Mrs. Edward Horton died at her home near Canton 1/1/1918. The funeral service was held at the home 1/1/1918 at 2 o'clock with Rev. M.A. Soper of the Canton Methodist Church officating. Interment was made in the Beech Flats cemetery. Mrs. Horton was the eldest daughter of the late Thomas Blackwell. She was born in West Burlington township in 18*(4)2. Her mother Jane McKean was the daughter of Samuel McKean U.S. senator in 1832. Early in life Mrs. Horton untied with the Methodist church in Burlington. In 1862 Julia McKean Blackwell married Edward S. Horton of Leona. Unto them this union was born 2 children, Thomas Burt and Minnie Ruth. Thomas died 3/15/1917, the daughter Mrs. W.A. Best survivies. She leaves to mourn her husband, daughter and 4 grandchildren and her half sister. RHW. Towanda Daily Review 8 Jan. 1918.
BLOCK –MARGUERITE ‘MARGIE’ SWINGLE, 73, Canton RR 2 (Granville Township), went to be home with her Lord July 14, 1998, at her home while surrounded by her loving family. Marguerite was born June 13, 1925 in Syracuse, NY. She was a daughter of the late Norbert and Anne McPhillips Block. Throughout life Marge provided for her family and home. She was a devoted mother and dearly loved her children. On November 10, 1978, she married Harold Swingle in Troy, PA. Marge was a talented gardener and enjoyed canning. She also was an avid reader and loved to crochet. Surviving are her husband, Harold, at home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Marguerite and Gary Sullivan, Lansing, NY; Cathy and Mike Wolf, Canton RR 2; and Suzanne Goad and her fiancee, Ron McKinney, Locke, NY; four sons and daughters-in-law; John and Sally Jaquith, Tully, NY; Carl Jaquith, Canton; Edward and Linda Jaquith, Locke, NY; Richard Jaquith, Lansing, NY; fourteen grandchildren; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Annie and Jerry Cook, Nedrow, NY and Helen and Earl Cook, South Onondaga, NY; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Betty Block, Florida, and John and Desi Block, LaFayette, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Swingle was predeceased by a brother Jim Block, and a sister, Kate Barrett. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, July 17, at the Canton Mennonite Church, located on the corner of Union and Center Streets, Canton. The funeral service will immediately follow at the church with its pastor, Rev. Douglas Graybill, officiating, assisted by Terry Splvak of Aurora, NY; and interment will be held in the Beech Flats Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton. The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Canton Mennonite Church, Canton in Mrs. Swingle’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
FRANKLIN K. BOHLAYER, 76, OF Canton RD 1, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1987 at his farm in Canton Township. Mr. Bohlayer was born Sept. 22, 1910 at Troy, a son of William F. and Clara Kent Bohlayer. He was a self-employed farmer, having a special interest in raising sheep. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Sylvia Hartung, of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; four sisters: Mrs. Albert (Marjorie) Clark of Canton RD 2, Miss Laura Bohlayer of Red Bank, N.J., Mrs. Raymond (Henrietta) VanNoy of Mansfield, and Mrs. Gordon (Arian) Smith of Richardson, Texas; three brothers: Frederick Bohlayer of Elmira, N.Y., Ralph Bohlayer of Spartansburg, S.C. and Duane Bohlayer of Honeybrook, Pa. The funeral service will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Jasper Smith, the retired Methodist minister officiating. Interment will be in the Beech Flats Cemetery, Canton Township. Friends may call at the Funeral Home, Saturday, from 1-2 p.m. Those wishing may forward memorial donations to either the Canton Ambulance Association, or The Green Free Library in Frank’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
BOHLAYER, FRANKLIN K., Franklin K. Bohlayer, 76, of Canton,RD1, died September 9, 1987 at his farm in Canton Township. Mr. Bohlayer was born September 22, 1910 at Troy, a son of William F. and Clara Kent Bohlayer. He was a self-employed farmer, having a special interest in raising sheep. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Sylvia Hartung of Mechanicsburg, PA; four sisters and three brothers. Funeral services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on September 12 with Rev. Jasper Smith officiating and interment in the Beech Flats Cemetery, Canton Township. Those wishing may forward memorial donations to either the Canton Ambulance Association or the Green Free Library in Frank’s memory. (TGR Sept. 17, 1987)
FREDERICK W. BOHLAYER, 83, of W. Water St., Elmira, N.Y., died late
Monday evening, July 29, 1996 at the St. Joseph Hospital, Elmira, N.Y.,
following an extended illness. Born Feb. 16, 1913, in Troy, Pa., he was a
son of the late William F. and Clara Kent Bohlayer. Fred grew up and
worked on the Bohlayer’s family farm in Canton Borough until the start of World
War II. He then moved to Elmira, N.Y., where he was employed by the war
industries. Mr. Bohlayer was later employed by Moore Business Forms in
Elmira for many years. Surviving are four sisters, Marjorie
B. Clark of Canton, Pa., Laura E. Bohlayer of Red Bank, N.J., Henrietta B.
VanNoy of Mansfield, Arian B. Smith of Richardson, Texas; a brother, Duane K.
Bohlayer of Honeybrook, Pa., several nieces and nephews. Mr. Bohlayer was
predeceased by two brothers, Franklin K. Bohlayer in 1987 and Ralph B. Eckles
in 1994. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2,
at the Pepper funeral Home, Canton, Pa. A graveside service will follow
in the Beech Flats Cemetery, Canton Township, with the Rev. Jasper Smith,
retired Methodist minister, officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family
suggests that memorials in Mr. Bohlayer’s memory be directed to a charity of
LAURA E. BOHLAYER, 87, of Garden Spot Village, New Holland, formerly of Red Bank, NJ, died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, following a long illness. Born in Troy, she was daughter of the late William F. and Clara Kent Bohlayer of Canton. Miss Bohlayer retired as a librarian from Marlboro State Hospital, Marlboro, NJ, after a career of 38 years. She was a graduate of Canton High School and Mansfield State College. Before joining the staff of the Marlboro State Hospital, she taught school in Columbia Cross Roads and Red Bank, NJ, for seven years. Music was an important part of her life. She sang in the choir of the Red Bank United Methodist Church until the age of 82. In addition to music she enjoyed travel, sailing and reading. She was a welcome addition in any gathering as her wit and sense of fun added sparkle to the group. Surviving are two sisters, Henrietta VanNoy, Mansfield and Arian, married to Gordon Smith, Richardson, TX; one brother, Duane, married to Martha Bohlayer, New Holland, sister-in-law, Mary Eckles, Spartanburg, SC: fifteen nieces and nephews. A sister, Marjorie Clark and three brothers, Franklin, Frederick, and Ralph preceded her in death. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were under the direction of Pepper Funeral Home, Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel. (Buried Beech Flats Cemetery)
BOHLAYER -MARJORIE (BOHLAYER) CLARK, 92, well known Canton resident died, late Friday afternoon, March 30, 2001, at the Troy Community Hospital following a brief illness. Marjorie was born on June 19, 1908 in Troy, she was a daughter of the late William B. and Clara (Kent) Bohlayer. She attended the former Mansfield State Teachers College graduating with a teaching degree in 1928. Shortly following graduation, she accepted a teaching position at the Canton Area Schools. Marjorie loved children and displayed that love in her teaching. Mrs. Clark retired following 32 years of service with a majority of those years teaching the second grade. She will be fondly remembered by the numerous children whose life she touched throughout her career. In 1939 Marjorie and her husband, Albert, acquired a farm in Canton Twp. She was no stranger to hard work. Along with her teaching career, she assisted in the daily operations on the family’s farm. She was a devoted homemaker, wife and mother. Marjorie’s most enjoyable times was when she was with her family. She was a member of the Ecumenical Parish in Canton and the Retired Teachers Association. Marjorie was an avid reader and also enjoyed cooking. Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Albert at home: a son, James Clark of Lewisburg; a daughter, Ann McGraw of Glensdale, Pa.; 3 granddaughters. Terri Miller of Westminister, Md., Jennifer McGraw of Landsdale, Pa., Andrea Kline of Sellersville, Pa.; 2 great-grandchildren, Corrie and Luke Miller; 3 sisters and brother-in-law. Laura Bohlayer of Lancaster, Pa., Henrietta VanNoy of Mansfield, Pa., Arian Smith of Richardson, TX; a brother, Duane Bohlayer of New Holland, Pa.,: and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Clark was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jill McGraw in 1964, 3 brothers; Franklin Bohlayer in 1987, Ralph Eckles in 1994 and Frederick Bohlayer in 1996 and a son-in-law, Norman McGraw in 2000. A private funeral service will be held at the Pepper funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. Jasper Smith, officiating. Interment will follow in the Beech Flats Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that memorial may be directed to the Green Free Library, 14 N. Center St., Canton, Pa. or the Western Alliance Ambulance E.M.S., Troy, Pa. in Mrs. Clark’s loving memory.
SYLVIA K. BOHLAYER, 59, died at her home in East Canton, August 11, 1997 following a period of declining health. Born September 18, 1937. She was the daughter of Fanny Kraiss DeVine of Wooster, OH and the late Franklin K. Bohlayer. She was a 1955 graduate of Canton High School and in 1959 graduated from Penn State University majoring in English and Journalism. Following graduation her first position was with the local newspaper in Bath, NY. She then moved to Hockessin, DE, and taught Spanish at the Sanford School. The Sanford School was a private establishment that catered to the children of foreign diplomats. After three years of teaching Ms. Bohlayer joined the Pennsylvania State Health Department where she did research and wrote articles for the department’s publication, Pennsylvania Health. She later transferred to the Pennsylvania Department of State. She served as a speech writer for several governors and edited policy statements for members of the State Department. Ms. Bohlayer retired to her childhood home in East Canton in 1992 where she enjoyed refurbishing the farm buildings and caring for her beloved animals. In addition to her mother surviving are: four aunts, Marjorie Clark, Canton; Laura Bohlayer, Red Bank, NJ; Henrietta VanNoy, Mansfield; and Arian Smith, Richardson, TX; uncle, Duane K. Bohlayer, Honeybrook, PA and several cousins. In maintaining to Ms Bohlayer’s request, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. A private graveside service will be held at the Beech Flats Cemetery at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Jasper Smith, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton. In honor of Ms. Bohlayer’s love for horses, memorials may be directed to the American Horse Protection Association, 1000 29th N.W. St., Suite 100, Washington, DC. –Towanda Daily Review.
BRASS –HARRIET BARTLETT, age 94, of Tioga, PA, died Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. She was born August 10, 1919 in Williamsport, PA, a daughter of Samuel and Agnes (Hawkins) Brass. Harriet and her late husband, Harold O. Bartlett, Sr., would have celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary March 29. She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Tioga, PA. Harriet enjoyed her cats, working in the flower beds, roller skating, and was an avid reader. Harriet is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Harold "Hobbie" and Marj Bartlett of Tioga, PA; a son-in-law, Al Racheck of Binghamton, NY; three daughters and a son-in-law, Helen Bradshaw and Fred Lamoreaux of Austin, TX, Shirley and Robert Sullivan of Avon, CT, Joanne Saylor-Lowe of Elmira, NY; 12 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Harriet was predeceased by her husband, Harold, on September 2, 2013; a daughter, Norma Racheck in 1997; two brothers, James and Kenneth Brass; a sister, Catherine Shertz. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 9:30 to 10:00 AM at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 AM at the funeral chapel with Pastor Debbie Button officiating. Burial will be in Beech Flats Cemetery, Canton Twp., PA. Memorial donations may be made in Harriet's memory to the PA Assoc. for the Blind, 2121 Reach Road, P O Box 3292, Williamsport, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/30/2014
BRASS Kenneth Brass
79, lifelong resident of Canton, Pa.,, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 14, 2011 following a brief stay at the Bradford County Manor. Born on May 10, 1932, in Canton, Kenneth Eugene "Kenny" was one of four children of the late Samuel William and Agnes Marie (Hawkins) Brass. He graduated from Canton High School with the class of 1953. Kenny was employed by the former Canton Diner for over 22 years. He was a hard worker, usually seven days a week, and loved telling stories to all the patrons. Later, he worked for the former Drevco in Canton. Kenneth was of the Catholic faith. He enjoyed doing many things and lived life to its fullest regardless of his physical limitations. Kenny especially loved sharing good times with family and friends, movies at the Rialto Theatre and all kinds of music. He could play a song on the organ by ear and spent many New Year Eves, birthday parties and other celebrations entertaining at Canton's McCallum Manor. Surviving are two sisters Marie (Harold) Bartlett of Tioga and Catherine "Kate" Shertz of Canton; a sister-in-law Delores Brass of South Williamsport; special nephew Leon English III of W. Palm Beach, Fla.; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a special friend, Stuart Wilson of Franklindale. He was predeceased by a brother James Brass and two brothers-in-law, William Shertz and Leon English. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. David Morris and Deacon Bill Graham officiating. Interment will in Beech Flats Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, his family suggests your consideration of a memorial in Kenny's name to a charity of one's choice. Towanda Daily Review - September 16, 2011
CHARLES DAVID BREIDT, 66, of Canton RD 1 died Friday, October 24, 1986 at the Robert Packer Hospital. He was born Nov. 6, 1919 in Newark, N.J., a son of David F. and Rose Pearn Breidt. He retired in 1978 as a steel inspector for McWilliams Forge in Rockway, N.J. An Army veteran of World War II, he served in the European Theatre and was a recipient of the purple heart. He was a member of the Canton VFW Post 714. Mr. Breidt and his wife, the former Carol Ann Lathrop would have observed their 12th wedding anniversary Nov. 3. Surviving besides his wife are six sons: David of Canton RD 1, Charles of Hackettstown, N.J., Donald of Weatherford, Tex., Robert of Dover, N.J., Dennis of Oregon and Garry of Willow Springs, Mo.; one daughter, Clara Wenger of Luzerne Valley, Calif.; a stepson, Burr Spencer of Canton; stepdaughter, Bonnie Spencer of Hackettstown, N.J.; two sisters, Rose Natero of Budd Lake, N,.J. and Florence Raimondi of Plainfield, N.J.; stepbrother, Walter Batterson of Irvington, N.J.; 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Rose Phillips in 1971 and a granddaughter, Rebecca. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the East Canton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeffrey Patton officiating. Burial will be in the Beech Flats Cemetery, Canton Township. Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center St., Canton. Military honors will be accorded by VFW Post #714. –Towanda Daily Review
GERALD P. ‘BALDY’ BROWN. On the evening of Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, lifelong Canton resident Gerald Paul Brown died quietly at the Williamsport Hospital. He was 64 years of age. Born in Sayre on Aug. 24, 1941, he was the son of Thomas and Marguerite (Hines) Brown. Ever since childhood Gerald was known to family and friends as “Baldy,” a nickname he acquired by virtue of an extremely close hair cut. He was a graduate of Canton High School class of 1959, after which he served three years in the U.S. Army. Upon completion of his military service, “Baldy” was employed at GTE Sylvania in Towanda. During this time he also attended Keystone College, graduating in 1977, and Elmira College, graduating in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in business administration. Following his retirement from GTE in 1993, “Baldy” was employed at the Bradford County Court House and Troy Dry Cleaners. He was also active in the Naval Reserves, retiring in 2000. On May 30, 1963 he was united in marriage to the former Dee Dee Calkins. Together they raised two children and shared almost 43 years. “Baldy” was a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish, the Wheel Inn Club, Hamilton Club, Canton Lodge No. 429 Loyal Order of Moose, a Life Member of Canton VFW Post No. 714, where he had served as commander, Troy American Legion Post No. 49, GTE Quarter Century Club, the Sylvania Men’s Club, Navy Enlisted Reserve Association, past board member of the Canton Green Free Library and Canton Lodge No. 415 F&AM where he served as treasurer for several years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and wintering in Florida. “Baldy” always seemed to wear a perpetual grin, and his wit and humor could put a smile on the face of anyone he met. He possessed a great love for his family and friends and was a most hospitable host to those who dropped by for a visit. Surviving are: his wife, Dee Dee (Calkins) Brown, at home; son, Thomas (Julie) Brown of Baltimore; daughter, Beth (Roger) Lepper of Canton; loving granddaughters, Erica Brown of Baltimore and Kelsey Lepper of Canton; sister, Martha Covey of Gillett; half-sisters, Frances Potter of Binghamton, N.Y., and Mary Kaiyian of Daytona Beach, Florida; uncle, Paul strong of Wyalusing; mother-in-law, Edna Calkins of Canton; sisters-in-law, Marlene Vermilya of Canton and Gretchen Brown of Ft. Myers, Fla.; brothers-in-law, Richard (Dawn) Calkins of Ft. Pierce, Fla., John (Norma) Calkins of Auburn, N.Y. and Rodger (Phyllis) Calkins of Kingsport, Tenn.; special niece, Vicki Mott of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; special friends, Roger and Bonnie Smalley, Joe and Carol Williams, Bob and LaVonna Clark, Ray and Joyce Morse, and Neil and Aleda Rush, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by: his parents; his brothers, Calvin, James, Keith and William; sister, Ruth Brown; and half-brothers, Robert, Alfred and Thomas Brown. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 4, at 11 a.m. at the Canton Ecumenical Parish, 43 N. Center St., Canton, with his longtime friends, Rev. Richard Barner and his pastor, Rev. James House, officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church during which there will be a Masonic service accorded by the members of Canton Lodge No. 415, F&AM. In accordance with “Baldy’s” expressed wishes, he will be privately laid to rest prior to the memorial service in Beech Flats Cemetery, where Canton VFW Post No. 714 will accord military honors. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. or the Green Free Library, 14 N. Center St., Canton, Pa. Professional services have been entrusted to the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Inc. 40 N. Center St., Canton. –Towanda Daily Review, Feb. 1, 2006.
BROWN -JOSEPHINE R. FITZWATER, 84. of Canton RR3 died at the Williamsport Hospital Friday evening, May 31, 20002, while surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 6, 1918, in Shunk, a daughter of the late Lester and Elnora Caseman Brown. Josephine was a graduate of Estella High School. Shortly following graduation, she married her sweetheart, Kenneth Fitzwater, on Sept. 12, 1935. She was employed by Swayze’s Folding Box Co. in Canton for 25 years until her retirement. Throughout life Josephine was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and devoted homemaker. She was an avid reader and especially enjoyed crocheting and embroidering. She was a member of the St. John’s United Methodist Church, Grover, and the Beech Flats Grange No. 336. Mrs. Fitzwater is survived by her husband of nearly 66 years, Kenneth, at home; six children and their spouses, Norma Jean (Ted) Schmelzle of Ogdensburg, Audrey Johnson of Canton, K. LaRue (Betty) Fitzwater of Canton, Alden (Rosemary) Fitzwater of Canton, Don (Lynette) Fitzwater of Canton and Kermit Fitzwater of Syracuse, N.Y.; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, a sister and brother-in-law, Myrtle (Harmon) Morgan of Gillett; two brothers-in-law, and three sisters-in-law, Philip (Loretta) Fitzwater of Canton, Ellis Brown of Shunk, Janet Brown of Shunk and Billie Brown of California; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special friend and caregiver, Betty Willow of Canton. Mrs. Fitzwater was predeceased by an infant daughter, Darla J. Fitzwater (twin of Don); a son-in-law, Noel Johnson; and six siblings. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 3, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jon Buxton officiating. Burial will follow in the Beech Flats Cemetery. The family suggests that those who wish may direct memorials to the St. John’s United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 4, Grover, Pa., 17735, in Mrs. Fitzwaters’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
BROWN - JOSEPHINE R. FITZWATER
Josephine R. Brown Fitzwater, 84, of Canton RR 3, PA died at the Williamsport Hospital on Friday, May 31, 2002. She was born April 6, 1918 in Shunk, PA, a daughter of the late Lester and Elnora Caseman Brown. She was a graduate of Estella High School. She was employed at Swayze's Folding Box Co. in Canton for 25 years until her retirement. She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Grover and the Beech Flats Grange No. 336. Mrs. Fitzwater is survived by her husband of nearly 66 years, Kenneth, at home; children and their spouses, Norma Jean (Ted) Schmelzle of Ogdensburg, PA, Audrey Johnson of Canton, PA, K. LaRue (Betty) Fitzwater of Canton, PA, Alden (Rosemary) Fitzwater of Canton, PA, Don (Lynette) Fitzwater of Canton, PA and Kermit Fitzwater of Syracuse, NY; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Myrtle (Harman) Morgan of Gillett. Mrs. Fitzwater if predeceased by an infant daughter, Darla (twin of Don) and six siblings. Funeral services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton on June 4 with the Rev. Jon Buxton officiating and burial to be in Beech Flats Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. John's United Methodist Church, PO Box 4, Grover, PA 17735 in Mrs. Fitzwater's memory.
RICHARD O. BROWN. 61, Canton, died unexpectedly July 23, 1994 at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy. He was born January 2, 1933 in Bucks County, PA, a son of Raymond and Mabel Minniger Brown. From 1953-1955 he served in the US Army. He was employed for the past 39 years as a machinist in Bellows Valvair (now Schrader Bellows), Canton, where he had worked since 1955. He was a Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) by faith. Memberships include: the International Association of Machinists Local #1190; Loyal Order of the Moose #429, Canton: VFW Post #714, Canton; Brooks-Flick American Legion Post #49, Troy; Red Run Rod & Gun Club, Roaring Branch. Surviving are his wife, the former Ruth H. Brown. They celebrated 38 years of Marriage on March 17, 1894. He also is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Carl Gilbert, Berwick, and daughter Ms. Sheila Schaefer, Stewartstown; three grandchildren Corey Gilbert, Justin and Hillary Castle; three brothers, Paul and his wife Josephine Brown, Quakertown, Willard and his wife Sandy Brown, Cogan Station, and Gerald Brown, Williamsport; two sisters, Ms. Evelyn Whitesell, Calvert, and Marian and Dave Albert, Calvert; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Predeceasing him were his parents, brother Earl Brown in June 1993 and sister Mae Wilcox, March 1994. Visitation was held at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, on July 25, followed by a Moose Memorial Service. Funeral services were conducted at the funeral home on July 26 with the Rev. Duane Taylor, pastor of the North Union Christian Church, officiating. Interment was in the Beech Flats Cemetery, Canton Township. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Heart Association. –Canton Independent Sentinel
RUTH H.BROWN. On the evening of February 10, 2003, well-known Canton Borough resident Ruth Hines Brown) Brown, 64, died unexpectedly at her home on East Union St. Born in Sayre, on January 28, 1939, she was the daughter of Thomas O. and Marguerite Hines Brown. She graduated from Canton High School with the class of 1956. On March 17th that year she married Richard Brown and together they raised two daughters. Throughout most of her adult life Mrs. Brown was a homemaker, but over the years she did work outside the home at such places as Canton Manufacturing and the Woven Label Company of Troy. She was well know as a friendly, outgoing person who led an active social life. She was a member of Canton Chapter 981 WOTM as well as the American Legion Post 49 Ladies’ Auxiliary in Troy. For many years she had attended the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Canton. She was an avid swimmer and enjoyed the outdoors. She also had an artistic flair, and was once renowned as a gifted oil painter,. She had an eye for the esthetic and a cordial demeanor, and she strode through life with a smile. She will be sadly missed by all whose lives she touched. She is survived by her daughters, Brenda (and Carl) Gilbert, Berwick, PA; and the former Sheila Brown; grandchildren, Hilary and Justin Castle and Corey Gilbert; two great-grandchildren; her brother, Gerald “Baldy” (and DeeDee) Brown, Canton; William (and Gretchen) Brown, Ft. Myers, FL; and Thomas (and Eileen) Brown, Kissimmee, FL; her sisters, Martha (and Laverne) Covey, Gillett; Mary (and Leo) Kayina. Daytona Beach, FL; and Frances Potter, Binghamton, NY; nieces, nephews, cousins; and special niece and her special niece and her husband, Beth and Roger Lepper, Canton. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard, and brothers, Calvin, Keith, James, Robert and Alfred. Funeral services were held February 14th with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Interment was in Beech Flats Cemetery. Arrangements were under the care of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
GARY L. BRYINGTON, 48, Drums, Pa died on May 18, 2000, at his residence, following a lengthy illness. Born in Canton on July 2, 1951, he was the son of the late Joseph Bryington and Verna McIlwain Baxter. Prior to moving to Drums, he lived in North Cohocton, NY. He was employed by Steuben ARC for 15 years where he worked with the elderly and developmentally disabled. He was a licensed practical nurse. Surviving are sisters and brothers-in-law Patricia, Shunk, Connie and Jack Shedden, Canton, JoAnn and Jim Wenner, Drums, Cathy and Doug Phillips, Lincoln, DE; very special aunt and uncle, Velma and Cliff Darrow, Grover, PA; several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. Private services were held at the convenience of the family. Interment was in Beech Flats Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Mark Harman Funeral Home, Drums. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
BUCK -DOROTHY LEONA WILCOX, 82, Canton, formerly a long time resident of LeRoy Twp., died while surrounded by her loving family, November 7, 2000 at the home of her daughter in Granville Twp. Born in Clearfield, PA on June 16, 1918, she was the daughter of the law Fred and Jeanette Kyler Buck. As a young girl her family moved to the Ellenton area and later to Laquin, where she attended school. In 1935, she married Wilber M. Wilcox in West Leroy, in 1944, the couple purchased a dairy farm in LeRoy Twp. She was a homemaker and a devoted mother. She also assisted her husband on the family’s farm for may years. Mrs. Wilcox enjoyed family gatherings, especially during the holidays. She also enjoyed playing bingo and pot luck suppers with her family of friends at Cedar Ridge Apts. Mrs. Wilcox will be remembered and dearly missed by everyone whose life she touched. Surviving are her daughters and a son-in-law, Donna and Gary Ayres, Granville Summit, and Kay Wilcox, Troy, three sons and daughters-in-law, Lloyd and Norma Wilcox, Leroy, Fred and Judy Wilcox, LeRoy, and Stuart and Tanya Wilcox, Troy; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, a great-great-granddaughter, sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Dave Matthews, Canton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark and Ellen Buck, Troy and Dean and Marcella Buck , Canton, two sisters-in-law, and a brother-in-law, Ella Mae Buck, Canton, Edna and Carol Lathrop, Canton, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Wilber on October 21, 1992, two brothers, Herman and Elson Buck; a sister, Beulah Messner. The funeral service was held from the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton, November 11 with Rev. Jasper Smith, Methodist minister, officiating. Interment was in the Beech Flats Cemetery. Those who wish may direct memorials to the Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, PA in Mrs. Wilcox’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
BUCK Dorothy Leona WILCOX, 82, of Ceda ridge Apartments in Canton, PA, formerly a long time resident of Leroy Township, died Tuesday, November 7, 2000 at the home of her daughter in Granville Township. Dorothy, best known as Leona, was born in Clearfield, PA on June 16, 1918, the daughter of the late Fred and Jeanette Kyler Buck. As a young girl Leona’s family moved to the Ellenton area and later to Laquin where she attended school. She assisted her husband on his dairy farm in Leroy Township which he operated for many years. She is survived by daughters and son-in-law, Donna and Gary Ayres of Granville Summit, PA and Kay Wilcox of Troy, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Lloyd and Norma Wilcox of Leroy, Fred and Judy Wilcox of Leroy and Stuart and Tanya Wilcox of Troy, PA; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Dave Matthews of Canton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark and Ellen Buck of Troy and Dean and Marcella Buck of Canton, sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Ella Mae Buck of Canton, Edna and Carl Lanthrop of Canton; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Wilcox was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Wilber M. Wilcox; brothers, Herman and Elson Buck and a sister, Beulah Messner. Funeral services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home in canton on November 11 with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating and interment to be in Beech Flats Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 134, Towanda, PA 18848 in Mrs. Wilcox’s memory.
HERMAN F. BUCK, 68, of Canton died May 29, 1985, at his home. Mr. Buck was born March 25, 1917, in Lecontes Hills, Clearfield County, Pa, the son of Fred and Jeannetta Klyer Buck. He was a former owner of the Sullivan Street Auto Sales in Canton. Mr. Buck was an Army veteran of World War II. He was also a foster parent to over 300 children. Surviving are his wife, the former Helen Thatcher Buck, to whom he was married 42 years; four sons, Stephen Buck of Sumner, WA, Craig Buck of Kent, WA, Bruce of Ithaca, NY, and Matthew, at home; two daughters, Diana McCaughey of Oldwick, NY and Lavonna Morgan of Canton; seven grandchildren; 24 foster grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Beulah Messner of Las Vegas, NV, Mrs. Leona Wilcox and Mrs. Shirley Matthews, of Canton; three brothers, Elson and Dean of Canton and Mark of Troy. The funeral service was held Saturday at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. David Morris, Pastor of the Canton Church of Christ, officiating. Interment was in the Beech Flats Cemetery. Those wishing may forward memorial donations to the Canton Ambulance Association or the American Cancer Society in Mr. Buck’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
LEON M. BURGESS of Canton RD 2 Dies. Mr. Leon M. Burgess, 61, of Canton RD 2 died on Thursday afternoon, May 31, 1979, at the Troy Community Hospital after an extended illness. He was born in Forksville, Pa., on December 14, 1917, a son of Guy and Edna Kobbe Burgess. Mr. Burgess worked as a self-employed truck driver hauling livestock and milk. He was then employed by the Swayze Folding Box Company, Canton until he retired due to poor health. He was a member of the Happy Handles CB Club and was known as “Racoon” in this area. He was also a loyal member and former officer of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 429 of Canton; and a member of the Wheel Club and Red Run Rod and Gun Club of Roaring Branch. He and his wife celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary in September, 1978. Surviving are his wife the former Alta Ives; two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Celli of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2 and Mrs. James (Sandra) Hurlburt of Canton RD 2; one son, William Earl Burgess of Canton RD 2; eight grandchildren; his mother, Edna Kobbe Burgess Reed of Canton; four half-sisters, Mrs. Marcella Skelly of Millerton, Pa.; Mrs. Laverne (Elma) Fulkerson of East Point, Pa.; Mrs. Daniel (Helen) Sharant of Arnot, Pa.; Mrs. Milo (Betty) Reibson of Forksville; six half-brothers, Gerald Reed of Williamsport; Freddie Reed of Canton; Leroy Reed of Liberty; Carl Reed of East Point; James and Daniel Reed of Linden, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Duane Taylor, pastor of the Alba Christian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Beech Flats Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review.
BURKHARDT –MRS. LILLIAN C. BRIZZY, 81 of 156 High St. Saturday morning, Sept. 3, 1949. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Laurayne Williams of 3426 Dale Pl., Masillon, Ohio. The body is at the Hagerman Funeral Home and Wednesday will be taken to Beach Flats (Pa.) Cemetery where committal services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/6/1949
RAYMOND T. (BOB) BURNS, 86, of 17 North Washington St., Canton, died early Friday evening in the Veterans Hospital, Bath, N.Y. Mr. Burns was admitted to the hospital on Sept. 3. He was born at Rochester on Jan. 15, 1987, a son of Theodore and Louisa B. Simmons Burns. Mr. Burns has served as first lieutenant on the Army Quartermaster Corp during World War I. Surviving are a son, Raymond T. Burns, Jr., of Richfield, N.J.; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A daughter, the late Elizabeth turner, died in July. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. Burial will be in the Beech Flats Cemetery, Canton RD 1. The rev. Thomas N. Logston, pastor of the Canton Church of Christ, Disciples, will officiate. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
CARL W. CALKINS, 85, of Monroeton, RR 1 (Franklin Township), formerly of Shohola Falls, Pa., died early Friday evening, Dec. 18, 1998, at his home. Carl was born April 23, 1913 in Cohoes, N.Y. He was a son of the late Harry Grant and Marion Wirth Calkins. Carl attended the Cohoe Public School and later graduated from the Albany Boys Academy located in Albany, N.Y., Class of 1931. Following graduation, he attended Middlebury College. In earlier years Carl was employed with Cohoes Envelope Co. until 1954, when he resigned as director of purchasing. In 1955 as director of purchasing. In 1955 Carl was employed by the Farley-Carl was employed by the Farley-Dix Corp. in Albany, where he served as the company’s vice president. Carl married the former Ellen Ryman in Milford, Pa. on Dec. 11, 1963. He later assisted her with the operation of the well-known Ryman Gun Dog Kennel, located in Shohola, Pa., until their retirement in 1975. Mr. Calkins was a veteran of World War II, serving his country in the Army Air Force. He was a member of the Church of Good Shepherd, Milford, Pa., and belonged to the Franklin Masonic Lodge No. 90 F&AM Ballston Spa. N.Y. Carl was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing, swimming, hiking and especially hunting. Surviving are his wife, Ellen, at home; a sister, Mrs. Otto Matkeke; a brother, Grant Calkins, several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances Georgia Bradt in 1958. It was Carl’s request that there be no calling hours or funeral service. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, at the Beech Flats Cemetery, Canton Township. In lieu of flowers, Mr. Calkins requested that memorials be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, Ulster, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of the Pepper funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. –Towanda Daily Review.
CAMP –MRS. DELLA ANDRUS, the wife of Samuel Andrus, the daughter of George and Margaret Camp, age 25 years, 6 months and 24 days, entered into rest on the last day of the year 1890, after a lingering illness of one year. During the long days of weariness and nights of pain, she seemed ripening for the blessedness of immortal life and when the messenger came to summon her thither, he found her waiting and ready. Her life work was done, the will of God accomplished, and beautiful as the sun passing behind the silver tinged cloud, she passed into the shadow to open her eyes upon the fruition of Heaven. She leaves a husband, an aged father and mother, six sisters, and many friends and neighbors to mourn her loss. The grief stricken parents can hardly realize that the fond and idolized one is gone. The kind loving husband and her fond parents and family have the sympathy of all in this bereavement. (Buried Beech Flats Cemetery)
O dear one, so brave and patient,
The spirit lives on high:
We’re coming when our work is done,
We’ll meet thee bye and bye.
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CAMP –MRS. LUCY ELLEN WITHEY of Canton died (June 1, 1923 hand written) at the home of her son, Charles Withey of Crook’s Terrace on Monday at the age of 66 years. The funeral was held at the home on Thursday afternoon in charge of the Rev. Howard S. Bacon of the Methodist Episcopal Church with burial in the Beech Flats Cemetery. Besides her husband, Samuel Withey, there survive one son and two sisters, Mrs. Laura Snell of Canton and Mrs. Walter Andrus of Elmira.
ARTHUR HAROLD CAMPBELL. During the early morning hours of Friday, April 22, 2005, Canton native Arthur Harold Campbell of Williamsport, Pa., died quietly at Williamsport Hospital following a brief illness. He was 75 years of age. Born in Canton on April 14, 1930, he was the son of Joseph and Arleen (Wright) Campbell. Due to certain limitations, which were the result of his medical condition, Mr. Campbell spent much of his life in the care of others. His most recent residence was the Keister Personal Care Home in Williamsport. Mr. Campbell is survived by his brothers, Joseph B. (and Virginia) Campbell of Greenville, S.C., Edwin (and Mary) Campbell of Summerfield, Fla., and Lawrence W. Campbell of Elmira; a sister, Lois (and Arthur) White of Davenport, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Delphene Campbell of Williamsport; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by brothers Kenneth and Lewis and a sister-in-law, Irma Fitzwater. A graveside funeral service and interment will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Beech Flats Cemetery, Canton Township, with Pastor Dean A. Walrath officiating. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton. Contributed by Carol Brotzman
CAMERON S. CAMPBELL. Cameron S. Campbell age 77, of Canton RD 1, died at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira, N.Y., early Monday morning, November 26, 1973. He was born in Hillsgrove, on Nov. 30, 1895, a son of William and Keturah Boyles Campbell. He was a retired employee of Belmar Manufacturing Company, having worked there over 30 years. An active member of Canton Senior Citizens Club, memorials may be directed to Mrs. Dillon Stone, treasurer of the Senior Citizens Club. The deceased was a life member of the Innes Hose Co. A veteran of World War I, Mr. Campbell served in the 301st heavy tank battalion of the U.S. Army and served overseas. He was a charter member of the Canton Post 714 Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. His wife, Pearl T. Campbell, preceded him in death on Oct. 22, 1972. He was a member of the Canton Church of Christ, Disciples. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Loren (Marie) Dunham, Millerton; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Marjorie Randall, Canton; a brother, Harley Campbell, Canton, RD 1; several nieces and nephews. Another brother, the late Miles J. Campbell died on November 21, 1973. Funeral and committal services were held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center St., Canton, on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 1973 at 2:00 p.m. Officiating was Rev. Thomas N. Logston, pastor of the Canton Church of Christ, Disciples. Burial was in the Beech Flats Cemetery. The family provided the flowers. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
Campbell, Cameron S. age 77, of Canton RD 1, Pa., Monday, Nov. 26, 1973 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira. Friends are invited to call at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, Pa. Wednesday 1 to 2 p.m. funeral there Wednesday 2 p.m. Rev. Thomas N. Logston. Beach Flats Cemetery. Family will provide flowers. Contributions may be directed to Mrs. Hazel Stone, treasurer of the Senior Citizen’s Club of Canton. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Loren (Marie) Dunham of Millerton; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Marjorie Randall of Canton, Pa.; brother, Harley Campbell of Canton RD 1, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. Another brother, Miles J. Campbell of Canton, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 1973. Mr. Campbell was born in Hills Grove, Pa., Nov. 30, 1895. He was a charter member of Canton Post No. 714 V.F.W. and the American Legion; a veteran of World War I, having served overseas; a member of the Senior Citize’s Club of Canton; life member of the Innes Hose Company; member of the Canton Church of Christ, Disciple.
CAMPBELL Charles Richard "Dick"
On Tuesday, February 24th, 2009, Charles Richard Campbell of Millerton (Daggett) diedquietly at Bakercrest Retirement Home. He was 97 years of age. Born in Canton on May 27th, 1911, he was the son of George J. and Clara E. (Babcock) Campbell. He attended Canton High School and in his youth worked at harvesting ice from Canton's Lake Nephawin with a team of horses. He also hauled coal, worked as a lumberman and in construction as a heavy equipment operator. It was during this time, while working at a site along Rt. 14, that his eye caught sight of a pretty girl, with whom he began to flirt. One thing led to another, and on May 28th, 1936 Dick and Nedra Hickok were wed. Together they raised a son and three daughters and shared nearly 70 years until Nedra's passing in February of 2006. For a while Dick and Nedra owned and operated a general store in Alba. Later Dick was employed as a milk processor with the Dairymen's League, retiring about thirty-five years ago. He was a life member of the Innes Hose Company in Canton and had been a member of Canton Moose Lodge #429. In his retirement Dick became a self-employed recycler, salvaging valuable metals from unwanted and discarded machines and appliances. He was a devoted husband and father, always putting family above all else. Even in his most senior years, Dick could still be found mowing lawns of family members as well as other tasks. Dick is survived by his son, Dale (Connie) Campbell of Daggett; daughters, Deronda (Robert) Bieri of Lawrenceville, Joyce Jones of Daggett, Daphna (Harold) Watkins of Orlando, FL, Audrey (Eddie) Watkins of Tioga; grandchildren, Julie Ann Southard, Janice Satterlee, Loyd Bieri, Charles (Michelle) Campbell, Pamela (Rob) Davis, Daniel (Kim) Jones, Brian (Dolly) Jones, Kenneth (Lori) Jones, Jeffrey Jones, Michael (Tammy) Golden, Katina (Jeff) Truesdale, Lisa (James) McCall; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; special nieces, Doris Ann Mallare, Marie Merker; special nephew, Jerome Wynne. Preceded in death by his wife, Nedra; and sister, Adele Wynne. Special thanks to the staff and residents at Bakercrest for the wonderful care Dick received for the last three years of his life. Viewing will be 1-3 p.m., Saturday, February 28, at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center Street, Canton. Services at 3 p.m. with Pastor Jasper Smith, assisted by Mr. Brian Myfelt. Interment will follow in Beech Flats Cemetery. The family will provide flowers and suggest that memorials be directed to Daggett United Methodist Church, Church Street, Millerton, PA 16936 or your local S.P.C.A. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/26/2009
CAMPBELL -MRS. ELSIE C. GREENE, 78, a resident of the Bradford County Manor, formerly of Canton RD 2, died Sunday, March 22, 1987 at the Troy Community hospital. Born Nov. 10, 1908 in Ralston, she was the daughter, of Mathias and Vergie Ely Campbell. She retired in 1970, as a press feeder with Swayze’s Folding Box, Canton. Surviving in one daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Barnes of Canton RD 2; grandson, Joseph Barnes, of Canton RD 2; two granddaughters, Arnella Barnes of Elmira and Mrs. Jane Jackson of Canton; three great-granddaughters; sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Stella) Ayres of Canton RD 2; two sister-in-laws, Mrs. Myrtle Campbell of Elmira, Mrs. Elson (Ella Mae) Buck of Canton RD 2; brother-in-law Ben Greene of Troy; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, C. Arnold Greene, Jan. 6, 1982. Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 2 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Jasper Smith, officiating. Interment will be in the Beech Flats Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. to the time of the service. Memorials may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association, or the Canton Community Nursing Service. –Towanda Daily Review.
CAMPBELL, HARLEY E. Services for Harley E. Campbell, 71, Canton, were held Feb. 6 from Morse & Kleese Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Leonard officiating. Interment was in Beech Flats Cemetery. Mr. Campbell died Feb. 2, 1984. He was born Aug. 29, 1912 in Grover, son of William and Kiturah Boyles Campbell. He was a Navy veteran of WWII and retired as a sandman for the J.P. Ward Foundry, Blossburg. He was past president of Lake Hill Assn. and a member of the Canton V.F.W. Post No. 714. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former Velma Guinter; son Ray of Canton; daughter Mrs. Donald (Jean) Blazer of Canton; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and cousins. (TGR Feb. 9, 1984)
CAMPBELL –MARIE MADELYN DUNHAM, 92, formerly of Millerton, Pa. passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Bradford County Manor. Marie Madelyn Campbell, the only child of the late Cameron Samuel and Pearl Laurissa (Tillotson) Campbell, was born at Hillside (Casper and Mab Weis's home), Canton, Pa. on Nov. 20, 1921. She attended Canton and Grover Schools and was a 1939 graduate of Canton High School. On March 28, 1941, she married Crawford Clark Holmes in Winchester, Va. They had one son, Dr. Crawford Cameron Holmes (Cynthia H. Walton) of Canton. Marie's husband was killed in a motor vehicle accident on Oct. 15, 1950. On June 9, 1951, Marie married Loren Milo Dunham Sr. in Cogan Station. Their children are Dr. Quinn Avery (Lynn Laurissa Dunham) of Mililani, Hawaii and Loren Milo Dunham Jr. (Andrea Kneiss) of Taylor, Pa. Marie and Loren Sr. were married for 50 years before he passed away on Sept. 14, 2001. Marie worked as a U.S. Postal clerk until retiring in 1972. She was a member of Arnot Ogden Hospital's Volunteer Auxiliary and volunteered with the American Red Cross. She and her husband Loren were very instrumental in starting the Garrett Miller Senior Center in Millerton. Family and friends were important to Marie. Friends talked about her ice skating talents on Lake Nepahwin in her younger years. She enjoyed needlework, reading, poetry and especially traveling throughout the United States. She was a talented artist, enjoying ceramics and painting scenery with oils. Additional survivors include granddaughter, Tamara Jean Holmes married to Gary Lee Gleckner; and four great-grandchildren, Brooks Lee, Brennan Lewis, Makyah Cameron and Josiah Veil Gleckner all of Canton. In addition to her two husbands, she was predeceased by her grandson, Timothy Crawford Holmes who died in 2009. In keeping with Mrs. Dunham's wishes, services will be private. Burial will be in Beech Flats Cemetery. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is in care of arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 4/29/2014
CASEMAN Chester G. age 83, of Wheelersville, Pa. in the Troy Community Hospital, Monday, April 9, 1973. Friends may call at the Morse Funeral Home, 12 E. Main St., Canton, Tuesday evening 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services at the funeral home Thursday 2 p.m. Interment in Beech Flats Cemetery. Survived by one brother, Lawrence Caseman of Florida; several nieces and nephews. He was a veteran of World War I; owned and operated a nursery business in Wheelersville for many years.
ARNOLD S. CASTLE, 74, LONG-TIME RESIDENT OF Canton, died early December 12, 1995, following and extended illness. Born August 16, 1921, in Boone, NC, he was a son of the late Millard and Zora Moretz Castle. Mr. Castle was a veteran of World War II, having served as corporal in the US Army. He was a member of the East Canton United Methodist Church. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving are his children and their spouses: Catherine and Eugene Coleman, New London, OH, Lynda Ujcic and Elmer Parker, Florida, Steve and Elly Castle, Watertown, NY, Allen and Barbara Castle, Bainbridge, NY, David Castle, Florida, Dennis Castle, Florida, a step-daughter, Candis Kipp, Canton; 22 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five brothers and sisters-in-law, James W. and Elizabeth Castle, Ben C. and Leola Castle, Alfred E. and Phyllis Castle, and Frankie W. and Shirley Castle, all of Canton, Millard I and Phyllis Castle Jr., Bainbridge, NY, three sisters, Lola Stanbery, Canton, Ruby Conely, Elmira, and Edith Cole, Sayre; six sisters and brothers-in-law. Lela and Jasper Smith, Shirley and Walter Metzger, all of Canton, Mabel and Gerald Avery, Grover; Eva and John Govus and Violet and Thomas Jankowski, all of Elmira; Edna and Robert Groover, Port Orange, FL; a sister-in-law, Marion Castle, Oxford, NY; many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Claude Castle, July 13, 1992. The funeral service was held December 16 from the Pepper Funeral Home with the Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister and Mr. Castle’s brother-in-law, officiating. Pallbearers were sons and grandsons, Allen, Dale, David, Steve, Steve Jr., and Bart Castle. Interment was in the Beech Flats Cemetery, Canton Twp. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
CASTLE Frank W. Castle
Frank W. Castle, 74, long-time resident of Williams Hollow, Canton Township, Pa., died early Tuesday evening, March 29, 2011, following a brief stay at the Bradford County Manor. Frank, "Frankie", as he was known by family and friends, was born on March 17, 1937, at his family's home in Canton Township. He was the youngest of 16 children of the late Millard Sr. and Zora (Moretz) Castle. Frankie married Shirley Winebarger on Sept. 13, 1958, at the McFadden Mansion in Canton. Together they were blessed with two sons and two daughters. Shirley preceded Frank in death on Dec. 6, 2009, following 51 years of marriage. Frank was employed as a machinist by the former Parker Hannifin Co. in Canton for over 35 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Local 1190 I.A.M. Machinist Union. A hardworking man, Frank was happiest when keeping busy. He was a very knowledgeable outdoorsman and an expert marksman. Frank especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, improving his pond and feeding his fish. He could shoot a dime in the air and once bagged a deer from 700 yards. Frankie will be lovingly remembered as a quiet man and homebody, but he loved times when family and friends stopped to visit. In earlier years he enjoyed bowling. Frank is survived by his four children, Connie (Craig) McNett of Canton, Tim E. Castle of Canton, Jeff (Laura) Castle of Armenia Twp., and Cherri (Domonic) Zello of Sayre; eight grandchildren, Douglas (Sara) McNett, Louise (Mike) Kafka, Taylor McNett, Levi Castle, Brian Merrill, Hannah Castle, Zoe McNett and Josephine Zello; a great-granddaughter, Charlotte Kafka; two brothers, Alfred (Phyllis) Castle of Canton, Millard Jr. (Phyllis) Castle of Florida; four sisters, Ruby Conley of Elmira, N.Y., Mable Avery of Grover, Lela (Jasper) Smith of Canton, and Edna (Robert) Groover of Connecticut; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. In addition to his wife, Shirley; Frank was predeceased by five sisters, Edith Cole, Lola Stanbery, Shirley Metzger, Eva Govus and Violet Jankowski; and five brothers, James W., Benjamin C., Robert Claude and Arnold S. Castle. The family will receive friends 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, in Canton. The funeral service will immediately follow at 3:30 p.m. with Frankie's brother-in-law, Wade Graham officiating. Burial will be held in Beech Flats Cemetery, Canton Twp., Pa. Frank's family suggests those who wish may make a donation in his memory to; Troy Junior Sportsmen at 201 Rosar Hill Rd., Pine City, NY 14871 or to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848. Towanda Daily Review – March 31, 2011
JAMES W. CASTLE. On October 1, 1999, the Lord called home the soul of James Wilburn Castle, 86, a longtime resident of Canton township, while at Troy Community Hospital. Born November 13, 1912 in the farming community of Grassy Creek, NC, he was the son of Millard and Zora (Moretz) Castle. Being a farm boy, and one of 16 children, young Jim was well acquainted with hard work at an early age. He worked the farm and worked in the cotton mills of North Carolina. He was a man with a good mechanical aptitude and when he moved North he was employed by American LaFrance of Elmira as a motor assembler. He was a member of the International Association of Machinists for nearly 40 years. Mr. Castle was a man whose life revolved around his love of the Lord and his family. He and his first wife, Edith, raised six children. Edith died in 1988. Mr. Castle was an active member of the Faith Baptist Church of Canton for many years. He was a member of the Open Hand Grange and a former member of Beech Flats Grange. In 1989 he married Elizabeth A. Hickok Morse, and the family that he loved so well had doubled in size. In his later years he enjoyed the company of his friends at the Canton Senior Citizens. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth (Betty) at home; sons, James Earl (Mildred) Castle, T. Roger (Joyce) Castle, Ernest Eugene (Penny) Castle, and William Paul Castle, all of Canton, PA; daughters, Leona Faye (Larry) DeWert, Canton, PA; Agnes Fern (Robert) Forrey, Paradise, PA; brothers, Alfred (Phyllis) Castle, Canton, Millard, Jr. (Phyllis) Castle, New York; Frank (Shirley) Castle, Canton,; sisters, Lola Stanbery, Canton, Mabel Avery, Grover, PA; Shirley (Walter) Metzger, Canton, PA; Lela (Jasper) Smith, Canton, PA; Eva (John) Govus, Violet (Tom) Jankowski, Ruby Conley, all of Elmira, NY; Edna (Bob) Groover, Florida: Step-children, Bruce Jr. (Ann) Morse, Gillett, Martin (Debbie) Morse, Canton, PA, Albert (Charlotte) Morse, Troy, PA; Rosalie Smith, Spokane, WA; Kathleen Joyce (Jim) Hewitt, Apache Junction, AZ; Pamela Ann (Cliff) Crane, Ulster, PA; Diane Sue (Robert) Jones, Granville Summit; 19 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and sisters-in-law Leola Castle, Canton, PA and Marion Castle, Oxford, NY. He was preceded in death by his first wife Edith (Wineberger) Castle; sister, Edith Cole; brothers Claude, Ben and Arnold. Funeral services were conducted from the Faith Baptist Church of Canton, October 4, with the Rev. Robert Prettyman, officiating. Pallbearers were Allen Castle, Mike Castle, Sheldon Castle, Tom Castle, Jon Castle and Hank Chamberlain. Arrangements were under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
CASTLE Lola Chloe - On May 9, 2008, the Lord called home the soul of Lola Chloe Stanbery, 93, former long-time resident of Canton, Pa., from the Pleasant Acres Nursing Home in York, Pa. Born on Oct. 5, 1914, near Boone, N.C., Lola was one of 16 children in the family of the late Millard and Zora (Moretz) Castle. In addition to helping care for her younger siblings, Lola became an excellent cook and seamstress. She developed a strong work ethic, which lasted her entire life. Lola loved to go fishing with her father, Millard, as long as she did not have to take the fish off the hook. Among the many young men who came to her father for their haircuts, there was one with a great sense of humor. Lola's father left North Carolina and followed his brothers, Ben and Robert, to Pennsylvania in search of a better life. In 1931, Lola and the rest of her family joined him, settling in the Beech Flats area. Soon to follow was "the young man with the great sense of humor," Ray Stanbery. Lola and Ray were united in holy matrimony on Jan. 14, 1933, in the East Canton United Methodist Parsonage. During their marriage Ray and Lola were blessed with five children. Their first child, Iola May, died at the age of 18 months. Before Ray's death on Dec. 5, 1995, they celebrated 62 years together. During World War II, Lola worked at the Eclipse Factory in Elmira, N.Y. At the end of the war, she and Ray purchased a farm near East Canton, where they worked hard for many years raising dairy cattle, chickens, numerous farm crops and four children. Later, in addition to caring for her home and family, Lola also worked at Canton Manufacturing Co. Lola had many interests. She loved nature, and enjoyed working in her gardens, picking huckleberries and baking — especially "dilly" bread. Lola was also an avid bowler, enjoyed gem-mining and loved to travel. She was a devout Christian. During her lifetime, Lola was an active member of the East Canton United Methodist Church and the Faith Baptist Church. She was a member of the local chapter of the Lady Rebekahs and the United Methodist Women's Group, holding offices, including president, in both. Lola spent the last years of her life in York, Pa., with her youngest daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Jerome Malerich, and their children. Surviving are her children, Gerald (Shirley) Stanbery of Media, Pa., Bradley Stanbery of Hanover, Pa., Joan Lanning of Atlanta, Ga., and Betty (Jerome) Malerich of York; four grandchildren, John Lanning of Raleigh, N.C., and Lauren, Joshua and Daniel Malerich, all of York; eight sisters and brothers, Ruby Conley of Elmira, Mabel Avery of Canton, Eva Govus of North Carolina, Lela (Jasper) Smith of Canton, Edna (Robert) Groover of Connecticut, Alfred E. (Phyllis) Castle of Canton, Millard I. Jr. (Phyllis) Castle of Bainbridge, N.Y., and Frankie W. (Shirley) Castle of Canton; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Walter Metzger of Canton and Marion Castle of Oxford, N.Y.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband and infant daughter, Lola was predeceased by seven siblings, Edith Cole, Shirley Metzger, Violet Jankowski, James W. Castle, Benjamin C. Castle, Robert Claude Castle and Arnold S. Castle. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, May 12, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral and committal services will be at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Mary Ann Mitchner officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Flats Cemetery. - Towanda Daily Review, 11 May 2008
CASTLE Mabell Avery
88, longtime resident of Grover, PA died Wednesday evening, June 1, 2011 from Memorial Hospital’s Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda. Mabell Iola Castle was born on February 14, 1923 in Boone, NC. She was one of 16 children of Millard Sr. and Zora (Moretz) Castle and attended Canton High School. In addition to caring for her family and home, Mabell was employed by the former White Tavern in Alba, Hickok’s Restaurant in Canton and later retired from Wondies Lingerie in Liberty, PA. She attended the Grover’s Church of Christ and was a former member of East Canton’s United Methodist Church. Family was very important in Mabell’s life. She especially loved family gatherings, gardening and working in her many beautiful flowerbeds. Mabell will be dearly missed and remembered for her soft spoken and gentle caring ways. Surviving are her two sons, Milton (Janice) Brown and Kenneth (Edith) Brown all of Canton; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; five siblings, Alfred (Phyllis) Castle of Canton, Millard Jr. (Phyllis) Castle of Bainbridge, NY, Ruby Conley of Elmira, Lela (Jasper) Smith of Canton and Edna (Robert) Groover of Connecticut many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors. She was predeceased by her husbands, Lamar White in 1971, John Brown in 1981 and Gerald Avery in 1999; a son, William Glen Brown in 1959, grandsons, Mark Logan and Donald Brown, siblings, Edith Cole, Lola Stanbery, Shirley Metzger, Eva Govus, Violet Jankowski, James W. Castle, Benjamin C. Castle, Robert Claude Castle, Arnold S. Castle and Frank W. Castle. The family will receive friends 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4th, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Duane Taylor, officiating. Burial will be held in the Beech Flats Cemetery, Canton Twp., PA. It was Mabell’s wish that memorials be made to a charity of one’s choice. Towanda Daily Review - June 3, 2011
MILLARD CASTLE, 69 a longtime resident of Canton, Pa. (Lake Nepahawin) died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at his home. Millard Henry Castle was born on November 24, 1937 in Franklin, N.Y. He was one of eight children in the family of the late Benjamin C. and Leola E. (Edkin) Castle. Millard grew up on the family farm in Beech Flats. As a young man he began a 20-year military career in the U.S. Army earning the rank of Sergeant First Class. Millard was a Vietnam War Veteran and was a life-long patriot who loved his country. After traveling throughout the world in the army, he and his wife Sue returned to Canton which was always "home" to Millard. After retiring in 1976, Millard attended Williamsport Area Community College where he earned an Associates Degree in Electronics. He was employed at Canton Manufacturing for several years until retiring. Millard enjoyed being outdoors and especially loved to hunt and fish. He was a life-member and Commander of Canton's V.F.W. Post 714 and belonged to the Old Possessions Hunting Club on Armenia Mt., the Canton Moose Lodge 429, Morris Run's American Legion Post 167, Arnot Sportsmen's Club, Hillside Rod & Gun Club in Blossburg, Wheel Inn Club of Roaring Branch and the Red Run Rod & Gun Club in Ralston. Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Henry and Lori Castle of Marysville, Pa.; five brothers, Harold E. (Glecia) Castle of Canton, H. Richard (Elaine) Castle of Mt. Gilead, NC., B. Clyde (Sharon) Castle of Gillett, Avery L. (Lorna) Castle of Canton and Cecil R. (Susan) Castle of Troy; two sisters, Alberta P. (Harry) Gates of Harrisburg and Darlene E. (Glenn) Henson of Canton; many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of over 43 years, Susanna, on April 8, 2002. In keeping with Mr. Castle's wishes, there will be no public visitation. His family invites friends to attend a graveside service at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 5 at Beech Flats Cemetery. Rev. Jasper Smith will officiate and full military honors will be accorded. The family will provide flowers and suggest your consideration of a memorial in Millard's name to the Canton V.F.W. Building Fund, P.O. Box 74 Canton, Pa. Arrangements are in the care of Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. –Towanda Daily Review 5/4/2007
CASTLE -SHIRLEY CASTLE METZGER, 79, longtime resident of Beech Flats went home to her Lord November 30, 2003. Born on July 10, 1924 in Boone, NC, she was one of 16 children in the family of the late Millard and Zora Moretz Castle. In the spring of 1931 the Castle family settled in the Beech Flats area where she attended the one room school. She married Walter Metzger on September 12, 1942, in the East Canton United Methodist Church Parsonage. Mrs. Metzger was a 61 year member of the Beech Flats Grange No. 336 and also received her 7th degree from the National Grange. She was a member of the East Canton United Methodist Church. In earlier years she was very active in 4-H and served as a leader. Representing the 4-H group, she was invited to appear on the former Channel 12 Ralph Carroll television program where Shirley, her daughter Priscilla, Evelyn and Phyllis Wright presented garden and flower information. Mrs. Metzger possessed a strong work ethic. In addition to her loving care of family and home she helped on the family farm and worked for over 21 years caring for children at Canton Day Care. She enjoyed all of nature’s bounty, especially working in her flowerbeds, gardening and picking huckleberries and nuts with her sisters. Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Walter; sons, Albert and Lucy Metzger, Canton,; Fred and Charlene Metzger, Rising Sun, MD,; Eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, Alfred (Phyllis) Castle; Frankie W. (Shirley) Castle, all of Canton, Millard I. Jr. (Phyllis) Castle, Bainbridge, NY; sisters, Lola Stanbery, York, PA; Ruby Conley, Eva (John) Govus, Violet Jankowski, all of Elmira, NY; Lela (Jasper) Smith, Canton, Mable Avery, Grover; Edna (Robert Groover, Port Orange, FL; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors. Mrs. Metzger was preceded in death by her daughter Priscilla Porter, brothers, Robert, Claude, James W., Benjamin C. and Arnold S. Castle and a sister, Edith Cole. Her family invites friends to call 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 3 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton. The funeral service will be held at the East Canton United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 4 with calling hours from 10 to 11, Rev. Jay Morris and brother-in-law, Jasper Smith will officiated. Burial will follow in Beech Flats Cemetery. Those who wish may direct memorials in Mrs. Metzger’s memory to the Guthrie Hospice, Towanda or to a charity of one’s choice. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
CAVALIER –DEBORAH CLEGG. During the early morning hours of Tuesday, December 24, 2002 Canton area resident Deborah A. (Cavalier) Clegg died peacefully at her residence, surrounded by her loving family, after a long and brave battle with a debilitating illness. She was 47 years of age. Born in Atlantic City on April 29, 1955, she was one of four children in the family of Howard and Dolores Cavalier. Deborah lived more than half her life in the vicinity of the New Jersey seashore. She met a man named Robert Clegg and on June 21, 1986 they were united in marriage. The Cleggs relocated to Canton, becoming the new owners of Baldwin’s Hardware Store. Deb was a familiar figure to the store’s regular patrons, always ready to assist a customer in locating a hard-to-find item. She also served as the business’ bookkeeper. Her daily involvement in the family store continued as long as her health would permit. Yet, even in times of suffering she carried herself with grace and dignity, always with a concern for others, never alluding to her own trials in life. In addition to helping run the hardware store Deb was a devoted homemaker, wife and mother. The care and wellbeing of her family was of paramount importance to her. And if there was one passion that brightened her life almost as much as her family, it was her love of horses. Deborah was a woman with an abiding faith in the Lord. She was an active member of the Grover Church of Christ. Though often quiet and introspective, Deborah touched countless lives and endeared herself to the hearts of many in the Canton community. Deborah is survived by her husband, Robert D. Clegg Sr., at home; parents, Howard and Delores Cavalier of Port Republic, NJ; sons Robert (Louise) Clegg Jr. of Alba and Casey Clegg at home. Also surviving are her brother Skip (Michelle) Cavalier of Port Republic, sisters Donna Shaw of Pomona, NJ and Nancy Cavalier of Port Republic; grandsons A. J. and Alec Clegg of Alba, and four nieces. The funeral services was held on Friday, December 27, 2002 at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., 40 N. Center Street, Canton, with Pastor Willard Strunk of Grover Church of Christ officiating. Interment will follow in Beech Flats Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
ALBERT K. CLARK, 88, well known Canton resident, died peacefully on January 22, 2003, at the Sunbury Community Hospital. Born on April 8, 1914 in LeRoy, PA, he graduated from Canton High School and later married the former Marjorie Bohlayer. Together they shared 62 years of marriage and raised two children. His beloved Marjorie preceded him in death on March 30, 2001. H and Marjorie acquired a dairy farm in Canton Twp. in 1939. Their years of caring dedication and hard work produced a beautiful homestead that brought them much happiness and pride. Mr. Clark was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. By his own life’s example, he appreciated and strived towards the personal satisfaction received from doing the right and proper thing. Surviving are: son, James Clark, Lewisburg, PA; daughter, Ann McGraw, Glenside, PA; grandchildren, Terri Miller, Westminster, MD, Jennifer McGraw, Hilltown, PA and Andrea Kline, Sellersville, PA; great-grandchildren, Corrie and Luke Miller; sisters-in-law, and brother-in-law, Laura Bohlayer, Lancaster, PA, Henrietta VanNoy, Mansfield, PA, Arian Smith, Richardson, TX, Duane Bohlayer, New Holland, PA; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; a special niece, Jean Harman, Canton; dear friends, Barb Perry and Susan Schiess, both of Canton. In addition to his wife, Mr. Clark was predeceased by a granddaughter, Jill McGraw; son-in-law, Norman McGray; sisters and brothers, Irene Rogers, Leah Barlow, Charles and Dean Landon; brothers-in-law, Ralph Eckles, Franklin and Frederick Bohlayer. The funeral and committal services were conducted on January 26 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. Jaspar Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Beech Flats Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel. (Parents: Guy A. and Fannie Williams Landon and adopted by Ansil Clark)
CLARK – IDA A. BENDITT, 49, of Wysox, PA died early Saturday morning, May 25, 2002 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. She was born on June 12, 1952 in Corning, NY a daughter of the late Ralph Tuttle and Mary (Bryington) Clark Tuttle. Ida, affectionately known as ‘Honey Bee’ grew up in the Granville area and graduated from Troy High School. Ida married Philip L. Benditt on April 7, 1973. Throughout her life, Ida was a devoted homemaker, not only to her own family, but also for several foster children. She was a member of the Granville Center Church of Christ and the Towanda Eagles Club. Ida also enjoyed volunteering and was always willing to give a helping hand whenever needed. Surviving are her husband of 29 years, Philip, at home; two daughters, Melanie Jo Benditt, at home and Tonya Cassidy of Illinois; a sister, Wanda Clark of Troy; several foster children; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends called from 2 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral and committal services immediately followed with her pastor, Rev. Harrell Phelps, officiating. Burial was in the Beech Flats Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, her family requests that those who wish, may direct memorials to the Granville Center Church of Christ, c/o RR1, Box 163, Monroeton, PA, the Wysox Emergency Medical Services at PO Box 302, Wysox, PA or to the American Heart Association at 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA in Mrs. Benditt’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
GEORGE Aldene CLEGG, 60, Roaring Branch RR 1, died July 8, 1993, at home. He was born on Feb. 20, 1993, in McNett Township, the son of George E. and Olive Parsons Clegg. Mr. Clegg was a self-employed dairy farmer. He had worked at Cummings Lumber Co., in Ralston for 10 years; was a former Canton Area School Board Director; attended the Grover Church of Christ; and was a member of the Wheel Inn, Inc. Survivors include his wife, the former Phyllis Adams. They celebrated 38 years of marriage on June 11. Also surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Charlene and Elwin Fitch, and daughter-in-law, Duane and Brenda Clegg, all of Roaring Branch RR 1; four grandchildren, Laura, Lisa and Bryan Fitch and Derek Clegg; one aunt, Ada Wilson, Marsh Hill and special friends, Bob, Debbie and Casey Clegg. The funeral service was held July 11, from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Will Strunk, his pastor officiating. Interment was in Beech Flats Cemetery. Canton Independent Sentinel.
DARIUS CLINTON, MANSFIELD RD 2, TAKEN BY DEATH
Canton—Darius R. Clinton, aged 88, of Mansfield RD 2 died unexpectedly at his home Tuesday. Surviving are his wife, Daisy, a son James of Elmira; two other sons Lee and Robert, addresses unknown; a step-daughter, Mrs. Merill Avery of Mansfield, RD 2; a step-son Colie, also of Mansfield RD2; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Morse Funeral Home in Canton. Rev. Owen Barrett will officiate and interment will be in the Beech Flats Cemetery.
COLE - Christina Cole, 29, of Canton, Pa., died
on Friday, April 16, 2010. Christina RaNae, "Chrissy" to family and friends, was born on March 29, 1981 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was the daughter of Diane Lynne (Tunnicliff) Muszynski and Billy Trent Cole. She was a 1999 graduate of Troy High School and attended Lackawanna Junior College. Chrissy worked for Eckerds Pharmacy in Wysox. Her love for her two young boys gave her strength in life. She will be lovingly remembered as a beautiful young woman who was outgoing and energetic, but also very easy-going. Chrissy was kind to all and loved being around people. Her mother was her best friend and her dad always called her "sunshine". She collected and enjoyed all kinds of heart shapes. Surviving are: her children, Jay Ashton Albright and Justin Spencer; parents, Diane Muszynski of Canton and Billy T. Cole of Viroqua, Wis.; maternal grandmother, Virginia Collins of Granville Summit; paternal grandparents, Bill and Kathy Cole of Armenia Mtn. and Shirley and Bill Hawkins of East Troy; brothers and sisters, Billy J. Cole of Towanda, Jesse Cole of Rome, LeAnn Cole of Canton, Tyler Cole and Lavonna Cole both of Granville Summit; special friend, Adam Merkel of Canton; as well as numerous extended family and many friends. Chrissy was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Joseph Tunnicliff, and a cousin, Danielle (Bolt) Vanderveer. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton, with Deacon William Graham officiating. A private burial will be in Beech Flats Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, her family requests that those who wish may contribute to establish a fund to benefit her sons: Chrissy's Children, c/o 196 Beech Flats Road, Canton, PA 17724.- Towanda Daily Review, April 18, 2010
COLE -MIDLRED L. SPENCER, 76, OF Granville Summit RR1, PA, died Thursday, February 18, 1993 at her home. Mrs. Spencer was born June 29, 1916 in Union Township, Tioga County, a daughter of Clyde and Ethel Burke Cole. She attended the Windfall United Methodist Church and was a member of the Minnequa Grange No. 754; the Lady Canton Rebekah Lodge No. 362; and the Wheel Inn, Inc., Roaring Branch. Surviving are her husband of 52 years, William A. Spencer Sr.; sons, William A. Spencer Jr. of Granville RR1, Ronald D. of Canton and Douglas B. of Mt. Carmel; daughters, Mrs. Donna Rathbun and Mrs. Darlene Blasz, both of Granville RR1 and Cheryl L. Spencer of Tucson, AZ; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Marjorie Hufford of Sebastian, FL, Mrs. Elizabeth Boyd of Canton, Mrs. Helen Sindlinger of Liberty RR 1 and Mrs. Eileen Boyd of Green Castle; brothers, Donald V. Cole of Canton RR 1 and Robert L. Cole of Canton RR 2; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a son, Richard S. Spencer in 1974; a brother, William C. in 1975 and a sister, Mary Pine in 1989. Funeral services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on February 21 with the Rev. Jeffrey Patton officiating and interment to be in Beech Flats Cemetery, Canton Township. Pallbearers were to be Mark Spencer, William L. Spencer, Robert Spencer, Matthew Wright, Jason Blasz, Wendy Wright and Rayna Spencer. Memorial donations may be directed to the Windfall United Methodist Church in Mrs. Spencer'’ memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
JAMES E. CONVERY, 66, Canton RR 3, died October 9, 2002, at the Troy Community Hospital. Born on April 19, 1936 in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late James A. and Dorothy (Hak) Convery. After graduating from Hatboro High School in Horsham, PA, he proudly served with the U.S. Marine Corps. On August 19, 1961, he married Beryl Dupuis in Horsham. In earlier years, he was employed with the Ivy Mohr Contractors of Ivy Land, PA. He then worked as a utilization mechanic with the Philadelphia Electric Co. for 25 years. After retiring in 1991, he continued working and was an electrical inspector in Bradford County area with the Kranz Inspection Service of Balls Mills, Pa. He also served as Canton Township Constable for several years. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and racing pigeons. Mr. Convery was a member of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Canton; Deer Crossing Detachment of the Marine Corps League, Ralston; Bradford County Constable Association; Williamsport Racing Pigeon Association; and the Wheel Inn Club of Roaring Branch. Throughout his life he was very friendly and an outgoing many. His personable nature brought him many wonderful friendships and he will be greatly missed by all those life he touched. Surviving are his beloved wife of 41 years, Beryl; daughters, Pamela (Keith) Hamilton, Chalfont, PA and Colleen (Jake) Renner, Soudetton, PA; grandchildren, Dylan, Cody, Sawyer, and Kayla Hamilton and Zackery and Seph Renner; sister, Jane Kauker, Barnegat, NJ; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mr. Convery was predeceased by a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Bernette Convery. Transferal prayers were held from the Pepper Funeral Home Canton, October 15 with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church following Father Peter O’Rouke was celebrant. Burial was in Beech Flats Cemetery. Memorials in Mr. Convery’s name may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford County Unite at 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
CRANDLE - ELIZABETH FITZWATER
Services for Elizabeth C. Fitzwater, 79, 264 Troy St., Canton, were held Sept 13 at the Morse Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Raymond D. Fravel officiating. Interment was in Beech Flats Cemetery. Mrs. Fitzwater died September 10, 1975 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was a member of the Canton Church of Christ Disciples. Surviving are daughter, Miss Marjorie Fitzwater, at home; sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Schaffenaker of Canton, Linda Wilcox of Grover, Mrs. Mable Stull of Groton, NY, and Mrs. Mary Pelton of Elmira; brother, James Crandle of Troy; three grandchildren. (TGR, Thursday, September 18, 1975)
MYRTLE JANE CRANDLE, a former resident of Grover died January 3, 1938 at her home in Lakeland, Florida. She was the daughter of Merrick and Margaret Crandle and is survived by three nephews, Merrick Wright of Detroit; Harry Wright of Horseheads; Robert Vermilya of Lakeland; two nieces, Mrs. Myron Smith and Mrs. H. E. Wilcox of Lakeland. Services were held in a funeral home in Lakeland and the body was placed in a vault until spring when the funeral will be held in the Grover Evangelical Church and burial made in Beech Flats Cemetery.
CROFUT -MRS. ALTA MAY SMITH, 75, of Shunk RD 1, Sullivan County, died Monday afternoon 23 October 1978 at the Troy Community Hospital after a short illness. She was born in Bailey’s Corners, Bradford County, on April 30, 1903 a daughter of Fred and Ruby Warren Crofut. She was a member of the Wheelerville Mennonite Church and its ladies aid society. Mrs. Smith was correspondent of the Shunk area for the Canton Independent Sentinel newspaper. She and Mr. Smith celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary Dec. 25, 1977. Her survivors are her husband, Harry D. Smith; three daughters, Mrs. George (Mavis) Maresca of Staten Island, N.Y.; Mrs. Westley (Ann) Pelton of Pottsville and Miss Winona E. Smith of Danville; two sons, Dean E. Smith of Canton RD 1 and Harry D. Smith, Jr. of Millport, N.Y.; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Frank (Thelma) Morgan of Canton RD: one brother, Roy Crofut of Shunk. The funeral service will be held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, Canton on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Douglas Grayvill, her present pastor; the Bishop Melvin L. Kauffman and Rev. Ralph Graham, former pastor of the Wheelerville Mennonite Church, officiating. Burial will be in Beech Flats Cemetery –Canton Independent Sentinel.
CROFUT -MAE L. WILCOX SMITH. Mae L. Wilcox Smith, 82, Troy RR3,
formerly of Granville Summit RR1, died at the Bradford County Manor on August
17, 1993. She was born on June 17, 1910, in West Franklin, Bradford
County, a daughter of Rodney and Helen Chapin Crofut. Mae was employed at
the Robert Packer Hospital cafeteria in the 1970s. She was a member of
the Sayre United Methodist Church. Surviving are two sons, W. Edward
Wilcox, Granville Summit RR 1; and Merritt R. Wilcox, address unknown; three
step-children; six grandchildren; Donald, Richard, Larry, William, and Alan
Wilcox and Cheryl Dudinetz; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs.
Elizabeth Bush, El Cajon, CA; and several nieces and nephews. Mae was
predeceased by her husbands, Tracy A. Wilcox, in 1970; and Lorraine Smith; and
three sisters, Ruth Merrick in 1968, Loma Reed in 1985; and Lillie Hewitt, in
1980. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be
held Thursday, August 19, 1993, at 11 a.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral
Home, Canton, with the Rev. James Barrett, retired Methodist minister,
officiating. Interment will be in Beech Flats Cemetery, Canton Township.
–Towanda Daily Review.