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A. WAYNE PACKARD, age 80, of Rd 1, Lawrenceville, PA, formerly of Canton, PA, Sunday, February 14, 1988 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA, Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at the East Lawrence Baptist Church. The Rev. Victor Perry officiating. Burial, Beach Flats Cemetery, Canton, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Lawrenceville Ambulance Association. Survived by wife, Rose (Fitzwater) Packard; sons, Stephen Packard and Eric Packard both of Rd, Lawrenceville, PA; daughters, Karen Sabin of Rochester, NY, and Rhonda Healey of Mansfield, PA; sister, Helen Herman of Okeechobee, FL; brother, Douglas Packard of Breesport, NY; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter. Mr. Packard operated Packard Lumber Mill for many years, and was Lawrenceville Township Supervisor before his retirement. He was a member of the East Lawrence Baptist Church, a life member of the Lawrenceville Fire Department, and Corning Bowling Assoc., and was associated with the Odd Fellows Lodge in Nelson and Lawrenceville, PA for many years. He was born, February 13, 1908 in Canton, PA, the son of Joseph and Loretta Jenkins Packard. –Elmira Star Gazette.
PACKARD -MRS. BARBARA M. GEE, 48, of N. Center St., Canton, died at her home Wednesday. She was born May 1, 1930, in Bradford County, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Packard. She was a laborer with Belmar Manufacturing Inc., in Canton. Mrs. Gee is survived by her husband, Mace Gee; two daughters, Mrs. Cynthia English of Williamsport and Miss Diane Vermilya of Stroudsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Frederick Young of Largo, Fla., and Mrs. Carl Knopf of Dannsville, N.Y.; one brother, William Packard Jr. of Dansville, N.Y.; her mother, Mary Packard of Canton; one grandson, Wesley English; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral and committal services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. Benjamin Husted, pastor of the Canton First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Beech Flats Cemetery, Canton Twp.
PACKARD Barbara M –MRS. BARBARA M. GEE, 48, wife of Mase Gee of 99 Center Street, Canton and mother of Mrs. Cynthia English of this city died Wednesday, June 28, 1978 at her home following an extended illness. She was born in Bradford County on May 1, 1930, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Packard Sr. Mrs. Gee was a former employee of Belmar Manufacturing Co., Canton. Surviving, besides her husband and daughter here, are another daughter, Miss Diane Vermilya of Stroudsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Frederick Young of Largo, Fla. And Mrs. Carl Knopf of Dansville, N.Y.; a brother, William Packard Jr. of Dansville, mer mother, Mrs. Mary Packard of Canton and one grandson. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Morse’s, 12 East Main Street, Canton with the Rev. Benjamin Husted, pastor of First Baptist Church, Canton officiating. Burial will be in Beech Flats Cemetery, Canton Twp., Bradford County. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight. –Canton Independent Sentinel
JOSEPH A. PACKARD, 77, of Lawrenceville, formerly of Canton, died at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Thursday afternoon March 14, 1957. Mr. Packard had spent most of his life time in Canton and vicinity. Mr. and Mrs. Packard observed their 53rd anniversary on March 2. Surviving are his wife Loretta Jenkins Packard, one daughter, Mrs. Leon Herman, Breesport, N.Y.; 3 sons, Wayne of Lawrenceville, Leroy of Troy, and Douglas of Breesport, one brother, Thomas of Monroeton, 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday at 2:00 at the Kleese Funeral Home. Rev. Donald L. Gardner pastor, officiating. Burial in Beech Flats Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
PALMER -GLADYS PALMER GRIFFIN, 71, widow of Kenneth E. Griffin, of Cedar Ridge Apartments, Canton, died Saturday morning, June 24, 1995, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following an extended illness. Born Sept. 1, 1923, in Granville Summit, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Harry and Edith Spencer Palmer. In Earlier years, Gladys attended school in Troy. On April 24, 1943, she married Kenneth E. Griffin in LeRoy. He preceded her in death on June 7, 1986. She was well-known throughout the community and was a talented cake decorator. For over 25 years, Gladys brought joy and happiness to many occasions throughout Canton and surrounding communities with her birthday and wedding cakes. She attended the Calvary Alliance Chapel in Canton. Gladys was a homemaker, with her main interest throughout life encompassing her home and family. She enjoyed making quilts. Surviving are: three daughters and sons-in-law; Edoice (Dody) and Ed Smith of Canton, Audrey and Alan Boeckle of Warminster, Pa., and Joan and Dan Baillie of Canton; two sons and daughters-in-law; Gary and Beverly Griffin of Canton and Randy (Ralph) and Michelle Griffin of Canton; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Martha Palmer of Troy; a brother, Harry Walt Palmer of Amboy, Ill.; a special friend, Lawrence Wilcox of Canton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by: brothers: Sam (Vance) Palmer, Grant Palmer, John Palmer and an infant, Stephen Palmer, and Sisters: Charlotte Lindley and Edna Simpson. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. this evening at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 27, 1995, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. William Romig, pastor of Calvary Alliance Chapel, officiating. Interment will be in the Beech Flats Cemetery, Canton Twp. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society. –Towanda Daily Review.
PALMER, Michael - Michael “Mike” Palmer, 68, of Canton, PA (formerly of Malden, Mass.) passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, December 21, 2015. Michael Layne was born September 23, 1947 in Sayre, PA to the late Thomas Palmer and the late June (Wilcox) Shadduck and step father, Stanley D. Shadduck. As a young man, Mike graduated from Canton High School with the class of 1965 and entered the Coast Guard where he served during Vietnam. Following his discharge, he settled in Massachusetts. In Boston he was employed as a truck driver/dispatcher for many years until his retirement. Mike loved to golf and was a member of the Corey Creek Golf Club in Mansfield, PA. He was an avid reader and also belonged to the NRA . He possessed a giving nature and donated to a variety of charities. Throughout life Michael’s main interest encompassed spending time with family and his many friends. Surviving are his sons; Michael T. (Carrie) Palmer of Hadley, MA, Joe (Mary) Palmer of Saugus, MA, a sister, Suzanne (Ron) Gerould of Canton, PA, an aunt, Shelby Deets of Webster, NY, several brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by grandparents, Alfred “Speed” and Bess Wilcox and feline friend, Julius. A celebration of Mike’s life and burial in Beech Flats Cemetery will be announced at a later date. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his name to a charity of your choice. Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. in Canton is in care of arrangements. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 6, 2016
PARKER Ronald "Pete" Parker Jr.
64, formerly of Canton, Pa., died on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at Manorcare South Health Services in Williamsport. Born on March 20, 1947, in Sayre, Pa., Pete was a son of the late Ronald Parker and E. Frances (Brainard) Ogden. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator for many years. Pete enjoyed being an adventurous person. He loved the outdoors and nature, especially times spent hunting, fishing and camping. Surviving are his brothers and sisters; Carolyn Eiswerth of Williamsport, Carol Richardson of Troy, Donna Adams of Big Flats, Robert Robinson of Elmira, Mary Ann King of Lancaster and David Parker of Canton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Gerald L. Parker. Family invites friends to call 11 a.m. – noon Friday, Nov. 11, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton. The funeral service will follow at noon with Rev. Jasper Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Beech Flats Cemetery. Those who wish may consider a memorial to Susquehanna Health Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.
Towanda Daily Review – November 10, 2011
PAUL D. PEPPER SR. - Following a strong-willed and courageous battle with cancer, beloved husband, dad, poppy and friend, Paul D. Pepper, Sr., 69 of Canton, Pa. and former longtime resident of Armenia Mt. Road near Alba, died at home while surrounded by his family on Monday evening, December 11, 2006. Born on December 1, 1937 at the family's farm in Granville Summit. Paul Dean "Deak" Pepper was a son of the late Kenneth Llewellyn and Charlotte Frances (Colton) Pepper. He attended the Windfall Grade School and Troy High school. In 1955 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and throughout life was proud of his service to our country. In July of 1956, Paul married the former Shirley Rockwell in LeRoy. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. His memberships included over 33 years with the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union Local 520 of Harrisburg and Local 810 of Williamsport, Canton Volunteer Fire Company, the Trojan F&AM Lodge 306, social member of the V.F.W. Post No. 714, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 429 and the American Legion Lodge 0303 all in Canton. Pep was happiest when busy working on his projects. He was knowledgeable and respected in several trade fields; being employed a majority of his working years at Sayre's Robert Packer Hospital as foreman/supervisor of many construction projects. After retiring "Deak" remained active, always ready to help anyone in need until his health no longer permitted. He was an integral part in the construction of his son's business, Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. Paul's accomplishments in life were driven by the desire to provide for his family. He loved doing many things, especially hunting, fishing, wine making, family gatherings and playing cards. He also enjoyed winter visits to Florida, snowmobiling and cutting wood. Surviving are his wife Shirley, at home, three children; Teresa Pepper-Meyer of Troy, Terrie (Ray) Forestal of Muncy and Paul "P.D." Pepper Jr. of Canton, five grandchildren; Talia Meyer, Ashley, Jason and Gwen Forestal and Carlee Pepper, five sisters and brothers; Kathy Lepper of Canton, Pauline Clark of Granville Center, Jeannette May of Canton, Roger "Butch" (Arla) Pepper of LeRoy, Paddy (Colie) Sherman of Roseville and sister-in-law; June Pepper of Florida, several special sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, close friends; Garry Kilbourn of Granville Center, Bob (Ellen) McGovern and Gerald (Joyce) Saunders all of Canton and many nieces, nephews cousins and his tractor, "blue". He was preceded in death by a brother; Rancy Pepper and three brothers-in-law; Fran Lepper, Ernie Clark and Bill May. His family invites friends to call from 6–8 p.m. Friday at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 16, with his friend, Rev. Jasper Smith, officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Flats Cemetery. Those who wish may consider a memorial in Paul's name to the Canton V.F.W. Lodge, P.O. Box 74 or the Canton Volunteer Fire Co. at P.O. Box 72 both are in Canton, Pa. or to the Guthrie Hospice at RR 1 Box 154 Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
PETERS, HOWARD, Services for Howard Peters, 76, Canton, were held Jan. 27 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home with Rev. Jasper Smith officiating and interment in Beech Flats Cemetery. Mr. Peters died Jan. 24, 1984 at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport. He was born Jan. 4, 1908, son of George and Elizabeth Fitzgerald Peters. He was a chief lineman for Penelec, where he worked for 36 years. He was a member of Canton Moose Lodge No. 429. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, the former Carrie Almphere; sister, Margaret Peterson of Big Flats, NY; several nieces and nephews. (TGR Feb.2, 1984)
PITTMAN –ALICE LAVENIA (PITTMAN) MCNETT - On the evening of Tuesday, March 25, 2014, Canton resident Alice Lavenia (Pittman) McNett, beloved wife of William T. McNett and mother of six children, passed away quietly at her residence. She was 79 years of age. Born March 21, 1935 in Brownsville, Tenn. she was the daughter of Joel Russell and Clara Mae (Ward) Pittman. Her family moved to Mobil, Ala. during WWII when her father was employed as an aircraft mechanic at Brookley Air Base. Alice was a 1951 graduate of Murphy High School and worked as a telephone operator in the Southern Bell Telephone Exchange until her marriage in 1953 to Bill McNett, an ensign in the U.S. Navy flight training program at Pensacola, Fla. Not only was Alice a very loving, capable and energetic mother, she found time while raising her family to volunteer for the Navy Relief Society, to serve in various Navy Wives' Clubs and to sell real estate. After coming to Canton she started and operated The Needleworks, a sewing and fabric shop. She was instrumental in organizing the first Apple & Cheese Festival, a heritage day that developed into the Rekindle the Spirit organization. She was also instrumental in founding the Canton Area Chamber of Commerce, serving as its first president. Alice will be remembered for her love of quilting and the many quilting classes that she taught. She was also an avid bridge player and made many friends around the bridge table. Alice was very active in the Grover Church of Christ where she taught Sunday School, sang in the choir and worked to prepare church dinners. Her beautiful and accurate alto voice contributed to the various community choirs and even a one-time women's quartet. In several instances she "mothered" other people's children for a year or two at a time, including a foreign exchange student. Her home was always open, and often used for meetings for various purposes. Always she displayed the hospitable and unselfish ways of a Christian woman. Alice is survived by her husband, Bill; her children, Laurence McNett, Julie (and Bob) Wattwood, Geoffrey (and Sandy Most) McNett, William (and Chris Mallios) McNett, Joel (and Lauren) McNett and Susan McNett. Her grandchildren include Adam McNett, Angela (and Matt) Gilchrist, Katherine (and Mike) DiPierro, Laura McNett, Anthony Wattwood, Chelsea (and Matt Brenner) McNett, Sam McNett, Jonah McNett, Alison McNett and Zachary Warrick. great-grandchildren include Carter and Brynn Gilchrist and Dominik Di Pierro, and sisters, Linda Coxwell and Dianne (and John) Holmes. She was also "Grandma" to many children in foster care. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister Nannie Mae Wootton and sister-in-law Naomi Mosser. Calling hours will be 6 to 9 p.m., Friday the 28th, at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton. Visitation will resume Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Grover Church of Christ. Services will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Will Strunk officiating. Interment will be in Beech Flats Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review 3/27/2014
ARTHUR BLY PORTER, 61, Canton, died Nov. 20, 1992, at Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport, following a brief illness. He was born March 27, 1931, in LeRoy, the son of Frederick Bly and Rose Kelley Porter. He had been a mechanic at McClure Motor Company for 25 years. Mr. Porter was a life member of the Innes Hose Company, the Canton Fire Department, and the Canton Fire Police for six years. Surviving are his ex-wife, Mabel Porter, Canton; two daughters, Cheryl and Sheila Porter, both of Canton; one daughter and son-in-law, Peg and Rocky Hartford, Shunk; one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Donna Porter, Canton; special friends Christine Bastion and family, Canton; nine grandchildren, Richie, Danielle, Georgeanna, Stacy, Rodney, Nicole, Joshua, Tiffany and Kyle; one great-granddaughter, Siarra, a sister, Eloise Wood, BelAir, MD; a sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Charlie Reigle, Lock Haven; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services were held on Nov. 24, 1992 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with Rev. Duane Taylor, pastor of the North Union Christian Church, officiating. Interment was in the Beech Flats Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the Innes Hose Company, Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
BLY PORTER, 55, of Canton DR, was fatally stricken with a heart
attack while driving his coal truck through Trucksville in Luzerne County, late
yesterday morning and his father-in-law, Irwin (Erving) Knapp grabbed the
steering wheel and guided the vehicle to a halt against a guard rail. Mr.
Porter was pronounced dead by a deputy coroner, Dr. Michael Bucan of
Shaverstown. Surviving are his wife, Margaret; two daughters, Mrs.
Lawrence Page of Lockhaven and Mrs. Aldon Walsh (should read Alton Welch) of
West Burlington; a son, Arthur of LeRoy; a step-son, Edward Watkins of
Monroeton; a half-sister, Mrs. Grace Kennedy of Canton, two half-brothers,
Emmett, whose address is unknown and Harley of Athens, seven grandchildren and
several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Morse
Funeral Home in Canton Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in
Beech Flats Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review
(Born 30 Oct. 1903 and died 19 Oct. 1958)
PORTER –MRS. ELIZA F. PORTER, 73 of McCoy St., Savona, Friday, Sept. 14, 1962. She was a member of the East Canton Methodist Church. Survived by husband Emmett Porter, sons, Corydon of Prattsburg and Loren of Syracuse, daughters, Mrs. Myra Whalen of Towanda, Mrs. Aletha Hotaling of Painted Post, Mrs. Isadore Hotaling of Savona, half-sister, Mrs. Ella Terwilliger of Burlington, PA; half-brothers, Daniel Porter of Gillett and Herbert Porter of Austinville, PA. Body is at the Bond Funeral Home, Bath. Calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services Monday at 2 p.m. at the East Canton Methodist Church. The Rev. Owen Barrett officiating and buried in Beech Flats Cemetery, East Canton. –Elmira Star Gazette. (Parents: James L. and Martha E. Vroman Porter)
EUGENE C. PORTER. On August 24, 2003 Canton native and former Blossburg businessman Eugene C. Porter, 60, died at his home in Nashville, TN, after a long, brave battle with cancer. Born in Sayre on January 22, 1943, and raised in Canton, he was the son of Wilburn “Jiggs” Porter and the late Norma Bailey Porter. He graduated from Canton High School with the class of 1961 and immediately enlisted in the U.S. Army. In December of that same year he married his high school sweetheart, the former Priscilla Metzger. Together they raised three sons and shared 31 years until her passing in March of 1993. While in the Army, he was involved in military intelligence. His experience in this field included one of the most harrowing chapters of the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962. After his military service ended he returned to this area and operated the Blossburg branch of his family’s appliance business, Porter’s Electric. In 1970, he took a position with Southern Bell Telephone (now Bellsouth) and he relocated his family to Florida. During his 28-year career as a technical adviser and troubleshooter he and his family would reside in several southern communities, eventually settling in Nashville. Awhile after Priscilla’s passing Mr. Porter married Agnes, and considered himself to be twice blessed to have found two such devoted wives in his lifetime. Two of his favorite pastimes were walking and going to the movies. It wasn’t necessarily the film itself that caught his fancy; he enjoyed the ambiance of seeing it on the big screen. He was a man who cared about the well being of others, manifesting his charitable nature through his 32nd degree Masonic affiliation. Mr. Porter as always been a man of faith, who walked with the Lord all of his days. While growing up in Canton, he had been very active in the East Canton United Methodist Church as well as the Methodist Youth Fellowship. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather and will be sadly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Surviving are his wife, Agnes, at home; father, Wilburn “Jiggs” Porter, Canton, RR3, sons, Keith ((and Paula) Porter, Michael (and Belinda) Porter, and Chris (and Jean) Porter, all of Nashville; sisters, Judy (and Ralph) Lepper, Canton, RR1; Pam (and John) O’Brien, Wintersprings, FL; and Tina (and Dennis) Ryan) Canton; brother James Porter, Miami, FL; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Norma and his first wife, Priscilla. Funeral service were conducted August 27th at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home Inc., Canton, with his nephew, Shawn Lepper, officiating. Interment followed in Beech Flats Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, of the Multiple Myeloma Foundation. –Canton Independent Sentinel
RANDALL –Helen J. Wright, 93, of Canton, died June 14, 1990 at the Troy Community Hospital. Born August 17, 1896, in Canton, she was a daughter of Aaron and Adelaide Craw Randall. She was a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish, Minnequa Grange, and the Canton Garden Club. One of her hobbies was raising flowers. Mrs. Wright is survived by a daughter-in-law, Evelyn Fitzwater Wright, Canton RD 1; a granddaughter, Phyllis Wright, Warren; a grandson and wife, Larry and grandson and wife, Larry and Beverly Wright, Canton RD 1; two Great-grandsons, Jason and Jeffrey Wright, Canton RD 1; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold C. Wright, on November 11, 1984; a son, Bruce E. Wright, on December 8, 1989; two sisters and one brother. Funeral services were held on June 16 from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister, officiating. Interment was in Beech Flats Cemetery. Donations to a charity of one’s choice may be made in Mrs. Wright’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
RAUB - Edna M. [Raub] Jones, 72, of Troy, PA, went home to be with
her Lord on Friday, September 21, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital surrounded
by her family. She was the loving wife of Robert L. Jones, who she married on
January 31, 1958. The couple had 49 happy years together. Family and friends
were welcome to call from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Monday, September 24, 2007, at
the First Baptist Church of Troy, 162 Canton Street, Troy, PA. The funeral
service to honor Edna’s life was held after the visitation at 1:30 p.m. on
Monday, September 24, at the church with her pastor and friend, Rev. Garry
Zuber, officiating. Burial followed the service in Beech Flats Cemetery. The
Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West main Street, Troy, PA, has
been entrusted with the arrangements. Edna was born on October 18, 1934, in
Wheelerville, PA, She was the daughter of the late John Preston and Helen May
[Laninger] Raub. Edna was a Troy High School graduate, Class of 1953. For 46
years, Edna was the office manager for the Troy Agway. She was also a 56-year
member of the First Baptist Church in Troy, and served for many years as Church
Treasurer. Edna was a member of the Baptist Women’s Association at the church,
was a member of A.B.W., and was once awarded the Business Woman of the Year
Award by the Business and Professional Women of Troy. To Edna, family was
everything, Her family includes: her husband, Robert; her sons, Michael Robert
[Shelley] Jones of Elmira, NY, and Gregory Scott [Sandi] Jones of Troy, PA; her
daughters, Rhonda L. [John] Raub Billmeyer of Bath, NY, and Barbara L. Welch
and her fiancé, Phil Williams of Kane, PA; her grandchildren, Shondra Billmeyer
and fiancé Rich Powell, Bridget Jones, Joshua Jones, Ryan Jones, Jenna Jones,
Chelsi Welch, Mason Jones, and Makenzie Jones; her great-granddaughter,
Alexsandra Powell; her brother, Larry Raub; her sisters, Irma Morgan and Doris
Kingsley; along with several nieces and nephews. Her parents and her brother,
James Raub, preceded Edna in death. Contribution may be made in Edna’s memory
to the First Baptist Church of Troy, 162 Canton Street, Troy, PA 16947. - Troy
Gazette-Register, 27 Sept 2007
JOHN PRESTON RAUB, 92, Troy, died peacefully at home while surrounded by his family, May 16, 2004. Born on May 6, 1912, in Camden, NJ, he was a son of the late John Wesley and Emma Irene (Smith) Raub. He was married to Helen Mae (Laninger) Raub for over 55 years until her passing on June 3, 1984. In earlier years he worked with his father in the lumber industry. He later owned and operated a sawmill with business contacts all over the east coast until 1950. He and his wife purchased and ran a dairy farm near Austinville until retiring in 1977. Mr. Raub was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy for 53 years and the Columbia/Gillett Grange No. 83 for 32 years. He was always ready to volunteer at the Hillcrest Apartments, and enjoyed times spent playing cards and bingo with friends and 4-wheelers. Surviving are: a son and daughter-in-law, Larry (Harriett) Raub of Troy; daughters and sons-in-law, Irma Morgan, Troy, Doris (Louis) Kingsley, East Smithfield, Edna (Robert L.) Jones, Troy; 20 grandchildren; 44 great grandchildren; two step-great grandchildren, and 11 great great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. In addition to his wife Helen, Mr. Raub was predeceased by a son, James Wesley Raub; daughter-in-law, Marilyn Wells Raub; son-in-law, Harold E. Morgan; and an infant brother. A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on May 22 at the Troy First Baptist Church. Pastor Garry Zubber and retired Methodist minister, Rev. Jasper Smith will officiate. Burial will follow in the Beech Flats Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, his family requests that those who wish may make memorials in Mr. Raub’s name to the First Baptist Church of Troy, 162 Canton St., Troy, PA 16947. Arrangements are in the care of Pepper Funeral Home. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
RAY - Hazel Winebarger Morgan, 82, of Roaring Branch, Pa. (Union Twp.) died very unexpectedly at Troy Community Hospital on Sunday evening, Sept. 20, 2009. Hazel Gertrude Ray was born on July 8, 1927 in Fleetwood, N.C., a daughter of the late Arlie and Lena (TRIBITT) Ray. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Hazel cherished times spent with her family. The Lord and Savior guided her throughout life and she was an active member of Canton's Faith Baptist Church for many years. Hazel possessed a strong work ethic and remained active all her life. She was a talented seamstress, cook and baker who enjoyed making large home-cooked meals, gardening, canning and just being outdoors with nature. Surviving are her 10 children, Shirley (Frank) Castle, Pauline (Jim) Horton, Lena Swain, Dorthie (Wade) Graham, all of Canton, Shelby (Larry) Wilcox of Montgomery, Edith (Jim) Sweeley of Millerton, Jimmy Winebarger of Towanda, Jerry Winebarger of Roaring Branch, Frank Winebarger of Virginia, and David Winebarger of Columbia Cross Roads; 27 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and friends. She was predeceased by her husbands, Arlie H. Winebarger on Oct. 26, 1969 and Charles C. Morgan on May 19, 1997, two brothers and two sisters. Calling hours will be 6–8 p.m. Wednesday at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, in Canton. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at the funeral home with her pastor from the radio, Rev. Joshua Payne of Troy's Victory Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Flats Cemetery. 21 Sept 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
REHHORN -SUSANNA “SUE” CASTLE. Susanna “Sue” Castle, 63, Canton, died on Monday, April 8, 2002 at Robert Packer Hospital. She was born August 13, 1938 in Nijemel Vancokiv, Yugoslavia, a daughter of the late Adam and Elizabeth (Herzog) Rehhorn. On November 21, 1958, Sue married her sweetheart, Millard H. Castle in Stuttgart, Germany. After making their home in Canton, Sue enjoyed working as a teacher’s aide for the Canton Area School District. Later she was employed for over 20 years with Fairchild Insurance in Canton until her retirement. Her many interest in life was caring for her family and home. She enjoyed gardening and received much pleasure in tending to her beautiful flowerbeds. She is survived by her loving husband of over 43 years, Millard, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Henry W. and Lori Castle, Marysville, PA; four brothers and their spouses: Henrich Rahhorn, Austria; Adam (Cathie) Rehhorn, of Australia; Roland (Margil) Rehhorn and Jakob (Rosi) Rehhorn, all of Germany. Three sisters and their spouses: Christel (Johann) Krebs, Kathe Rehhorn, Anneleis (Daniel) Bayer, all of Germany; her mother-in-law, Leola Castle of Canton; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and their spouses: Harold (Glecia) Castle; Avery (Lorna) Castle; Darlene (Glenn) Henson, all of Canton; Clyde (Sharon) Castle, Fassett, PA; Richard (Elaine) Castle, North Carolina; Cecil (Sue) Castle, Troy; Alberta (Harry) Gates, Harrisburg; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; many ear friends and neighbors. In addition to her parents, Sue was predeceased by a sister, Maria Baumgartner. In keeping with Mrs. Castle’s wishes, there are no calling hours. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 12 at Pepper Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. Jasper Smith, officiating. A private burial will be held in Beech Flats Cemetery. The family will provide flowers and suggest that those who wish may direct memorials to the Western Alliance EMS, Troy in Mrs. Castle’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
RENNELLS -Mrs. GEORGE CAMP whose death occurred January 31, 1895 was born in Coudersport, Potter County, Oct. 9, 1829. Her maiden name was Margaret Rennolds. She was married in 1847 to George Camp, of Smithfield. They bought and settled down on the present farm on Pond Hill which they lived on at the time. Seven children blessed their union. An aged companion and 5 children survive her. Mary the wife of Frank White, having died last June and Dellie, the wife of Samuel Andrus died in 1891. The rest are Mrs. C. W. Allyn of Roaring Branch, Mrs. Samuel S. Withey, Mrs. Mattie D. Andrus, Mrs. Frank Snell of Canton. Minnie who remains at home. –Canton Independent Sentinel –1945 (parents Ezra E. and Lydia A. Clarke Rennells)
HOWARD J. RHODES, 88, longtime resident of Canton, RR 3 died quietly at his home, February 18, 1997 while surrounded by his family. He was born September 8, 1908 in Canton, the only son of the late Archie and Jessie Griffin Rhodes. Mr. Rhodes was raised on his parent’s farm on Lake Hill; attended the Canton schools; and at the age of 19, married the former Irene Mae Foster on August 4, 1928 in Elmira, She preceded him in death on April 13, 1979, after 50 years of matrimony. He will be best remembered for his partnership in the former Rhodes and Palmer Garage that was located on the corner of Second and Sullivan Streets, Canton. There he and his brother-in-law, the late Sam Palmer, owned and operated the garage and also sold New Holland and Oliver farm machinery for over 40 years. Mr. Rhodes was no stranger to hard work. In earlier years he operated a backhoe doing jobs for various people throughout the area. He dug cemetery graves for many years and also excavated the ditches for the Water and Sewer lines necessary in the construction of the Canford (now Canton Manufacturing) Factory. Memberships included the I.O.O.F. Canton Lodge No. 321; Towanda Rifle and Pistol Club; Northern Tier Shooting League; Troy Rod and Gun Club; and a 30 year member of the Canton Rod and Gun Club; Beech Flats Grange No. 336 for over 50 years; served as a former Canton Twp. Supervisor, and was a former member of the Nation Rifle Association. He was an avid outdoorsman, especially loved hunting, fishing, and camping. He enjoyed reloading shells and was very talented at tying flies for fishing in recent years he received the Old Sportman’s Award which was presented at the Canton High School by PA Game Commission Bill Bower. Surviving are daughter Joyce Rhodes, Canton, daughter and son-in-law. Shiela and Alex Chagnon, Canton; four grandchildren and their spouses, Lorie and Willard Hipple, Brenda and David Jennings, and Christine and Asa Barrett, all of Canton; Timothy and Amy Chagnon, Cogan Station; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marcella Palmer and Marletta Bassett, both of Canton; two sisters-in-law, Christine Mix and Ellen Foster, both of Canton; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his wife, Mr. Rhodes was predeceased by a son, James A. Rhodes on March 11, 1954. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. February 20 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton. The funeral and committal service will be held at 10 a.m. February 21 at the funeral home with the Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister, officiating. Interment will be held in the Beech Flats Cemetery. The family suggest that memorials may be directed the American Cancer Society, or the American Diabetes Association in Mr. Rhodes memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
Howard J. RHODES, 88, long time resident of Lake Hill, Canton, RR 3, PA died at his home Tuesday, February 18, 1997. Howard was born September 8, 1908 in Canton. He was the only son of the late Archie and Jessie Griffin Rhodes. Howard was raised on his parents’ farm on Lake Hill and attended Canton schools. He will best be remembered for his partnership in the Rhodes and Palmer Garage in Canton. Among his memberships was that in the Troy Rod and Gun Club. In recent years he received the Old Sportsman’s Award from Pennsylvania Game Commissioner, Bill Bower. He is survived by a daughter, Joyce Rhodes of Canton; a daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Alex Chagnon of Canton; four grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Marcella Palmer and Marietta Bassett, both of Canton; sisters-in-law; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, the former Irene Mae Foster and a son James A. Rhodes, in 1954. Funeral services were held at the pepper Funeral Home in canton on February 21 with the Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister, officiating and interment to be in Beech Flats Cemetery, canton Township, PA. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit 41, S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810 or the American Diabetes Association, Kirby Health Center, 61 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1311 in Howard J. Rhodes’ memory. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, NY Thursday, February 27, 1997
RICE - Robert Rice Sr., 75, of Canton, Pa., diedunexpectedly on Friday morning, Jan. 9, 2009. Born on July 31, 1933, in Canton Township, Robert Eugene was born in the Rice family home; the same house that he resided in. He was the son of the late Lawrence Burdette and Ella Louise (Boyd) Rice. Soon after graduating from Canton High School in 1951, Bob entered the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War. Bob continued his military career in the Army Reserves and was called into active service in 1991 during Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield. Bob was very proud of his military service and retired having earned the rank of staff sergeant. In 1952, he was married to the late Rebecca Isabelle (Jenkins) Rice and they raised three children. Bob was employed by the Swayze Folding Box Co. in Canton for more than 40 years until its closure, and was past president of the Local International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers Union. Bob was a member of the Ward United Methodist Church. He was a charter member of the Canton American Legion 303, a member of the Canton V.F.W. Post 714 and Troy's American Legion Post 49, and a former member of the Canton Moose Lodge 429. Bob married Chris (Ambs) Rice in 1985 at County Bridge, and together they celebrated 23 years of loving marriage. The simple things in life, a good cup of coffee, a bowl of ice cream or watching a campfire — that was Bob. He enjoyed traveling and being outdoors. Most important in Bob's life was the love he shared with his family, especially his grandchildren. Surviving are his wife, Chris, at home; children, Joy Winkler of Wellsboro, Pa., and Robert Jr. (Brenda) Rice and Scott (Lorraine) Rice, all of Virginia Beach, Va.; stepchildren, Richard Jr. (Dana) Morgan of Gillett, Pa., Marie (Steve) Watson of Groton, N.Y., Robert Morgan (Mary Saunders) of Canton, and Pat (Rodger) Gurbal of Morrisdale, Pa.; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; his sister, Marlea Warren of Minneapolis, Minn.; an aunt, Dorothy "Dot" Platt of Canton; and several extended family members and many dear friends. Bob was predeceased by Rebecca, his first wife, on May 26, 1984, and two sons-in-law, John Winkler and Mark Hurd. In addition, his faithful dogs, Pepper and Sugar. The committal service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at Beech Flats Cemetery with full military honors accorded. A memorial service in celebration of Bob's life will follow 11 a.m. at the Ward United Methodist Church with his pastor, Jerry Schmidt, officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorials to the Ward U.M. Church, c/o 474 Furman Road, Canton, Pa. 17724. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting his family with arrangements. RHW. Towanda Daily Review.
RICE - Robert Rice Sr., 75, of Canton, Pa., diedunexpectedly on Friday morning, Jan. 9, 2009. The committal service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at Beech Flats Cemetery with full military honors accorded. A memorial service in celebration of Bob's life will follow 11 a.m. at the Ward United Methodist Church with his pastor, Jerry Schmidt, officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorials to the Ward U.M. Church, c/o 474 Furman Road, Canton, Pa. 17724. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting his family with arrangements. A complete obituary will be published in a future edition. RHW. Towanda Daily Review.
RIGHTMIRE –MRS. BELLE M. WILLIAMS, 83, formerly of Canton, died early Monday morning, Jan. 16, at the Bradford County Manor, W. Burlington Township. Her husband, Ernest C. Williams, died July 20, 1973. Mrs. Williams was born in Shunk, Sullivan County, on Jan. 23, 1894, a daughter of Allen and Saloma Brown Rightmire. She was the grandmother of Mrs. Thomas (Linda) McConnell of Canton, and Mrs. Carol Ann Williams Sones and Gary Williams, both of Williamsport. She was the aunt of Mrs. Aletha MacDonall of Elmira, whom she reared. There are also four great-grandchildren surviving. Funeral and committal services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Henry M. Goshow, pastor of the Estella Mennonite Church, officiating. Burial will be in Beech Flats Cemetery, Canton RD 1. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
MICHELE ANN ROCKWELL, 12, Canton RD 1 died Saturday. March 8, 1980 at the Troy Community Hospital. Michele was born September 28, 1967, a daughter of A. Duane and Dawn L. Griffin Rockwell in Troy. She was a fifth Grade pupil at the Canton Elementary School and also attends St. Johns United Methodist Church, Grover. Surviving besides her parents are two sisters, Misses Shawn K. and Tricia L. both at home: paternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Mr. and Mrs. Max Rockwell of Canton; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Griffin of Canton RD 1; a number of aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be held Tuesday 2 p.m. at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. Wilma Barker Hoose her pastor officiating. Interment will be in Beech Flats Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday evening 7 to 9 p.m. Donations may be directed to Muscular Dystrophy of America.
ROLISON –JEAN LOUISE GOODWIN, 72, of Canton, and formerly of Troy, peacefully died Monday, May 6, 2002 at her home. She was born September 13, 1929, in troy, a daughter of the late Earl and Nellie (Spencer) Rolison. She was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1947. On September 19, 1948, Jean married Leroy E. Goodwin in Canton. Jean was a member of the Troy First United Methodist Church, the Troy Fire Company Auxiliary, the Log Cabin Quilters and the Pierce-makers Quilters Club of Elmira. She was a past president and continuous member for over 52 years of the Troy American Legion Auxiliary. The love and devotion she have in caring for her family and home was most important in her life. She was a talented quilter and also enjoyed cake decorating and keeping in touch with pen pals. Surviving are: her loving husband of 53 years, Leroy, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Elaine Goodwin, Phoenix, AZ and William and Teresa Goodwin, Loveland, CO; seven grandchildren, Linda, Samantha, Rachel, Chad, Larry, David, and Jason Goodwin; three great-grandchildren; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Nora (Eugene) Rockwell of Granville Summit; Marjorie (Wilbur) Morse, Canton; and Beverly Wilson, Troy. A brother and sister-in-law, Charles (Arlene) Rolison of Columbia Cross Roads; a sister-in-law, Toni Rolison, Roswell, GA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Goodwin was predeceased by her brother, Harold Rolison. The family invited friends to call from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Friday, May 10, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton. The funeral service will immediately follow with the Rev. Richard L. Noggle, her pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Beech Flats Cemetery. –Canton Independence Sentinel.
CHARLES DAVID RUSSELL, 10, died July 3, 1934 in Arnot Ogden Hospital of tetanus which developed from injuries received when he fell out of a tree on June 27. Interment was in Beech Flats Cemetery. –Canton Independent-Sentinel (65 years ago section)
SAGE -DORIS E. BELLOWS, 69, of LeRoy died April 13, 1988 at her home where she had resided for the past 53 years. Mrs. Bellows was born June 7, 1918 at Mosierville, the daughter of Oscar and Mattie Lutz Sage. She was a homemaker and also had been employed as a nurse’s aide at the Bradford County Manor for 12 years. Mrs. Bellows enjoyed her home and her family and also loved to do embroidery. She was predeceased by her husband, Myrton H. Bellows, on March 17, 1981. Surviving are two sons and their wives: Richard and Barbara Bellows, Canton and Larry and Connie Bellows, LeRoy; one daughter and her husband, Shirley and Bill Hawkins, E. Troy; 11 grandchildren; 12 Great-grandchildren. The funeral and committal service was held Saturday, from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. Duane Taylor, minister-at-large officiating. Interment was in Beech Flats Cemetery in Canton Township. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
SALLADA –Mrs. Mary Welles Sallada, died August 28, 1929, at her home in Elmira. She was 52 years old and is survived by a brother, John Sallada of Elmira; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Sims of Elmira, Mrs. Grace Aderhold of Canton; a half-sister, Mrs. Lizzie Ayers of Wellsville, N.Y.; three brothers, Charles Clinton of Canton; and Lewis and Darius Clinton of Seeley Creek. The funeral was held Friday morning in the Presbyterian church in this place in charge of the pastor, Rev. C. V. Hassler. Interment was made in Beech Flats Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel. (Parents: Miles and Harriet Giggie Sallada)
MILES SALLADA. Funeral services for Miles Sallada were held at the home near Lake Nephawin, with interment in Beech Flats Cemetery. The Rev. C. W. B. turner was the officiating clergyman. Mr. Sallada was 78 years old and had resided in this section the greater part of his life. For a number of years he was a member of the Presbyterian church. He leaves the following children: John, of Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Frank Sims and Miss Mary Sallada, of Elmira, and Mrs. Grace Aderhold, of Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel. (Died 20 May 1957.
SCHMIEG -ROSE M. FULKERSON, 87, longtime resident of Canton, PA, died peacefully, June 18, 2001, at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Twp., PA. Born in Towanda, October 1, 1913, she a daughter of Joe and Maude (Bennett) Schmieg. She was of the Catholic faith; graduated from St. Agnes Catholic School as valedictorian of the class; was well known throughout the Canton area as an employee of the former Acme Market. For over 30 years, her friendly smile and cheerful nature brightened everyone’s days. On October 20, 1952, she married the late John Fulkerson. They made their home in Canton on Brann Street and together they shared 45 years of marriage. She loved the outdoors and nature, and was always working with her husband on their beautiful flower beds. She also enjoyed reading, baking, quilting, and sewing. Surviving and her daughter-in-law, Alberta Freeman, Canton, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her beloved husband, John. Mrs. Fulkerson was predeceased by her son, Gary Freeman in 1995. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no calling hours. A private graveside service was held, June 20, 11 a.m. at the Beech Flats Cemetery with the Rev. Jasper Smith, officiating. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
SCHMOUDER –MARY S. WRIGHT, 75, longtime resident of Granville Summit, Pa. (Granville Township), died on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born in Blossburg, Pa., on Feb. 13, 1931, Mary Louise Schmouder was a daughter of the late Harry and Bertha (Halstead) Schmouder. As a young woman Mary grew up in the Troy area and was a graduate of Troy High School. On April 13, 1952, Mary married Ernest E. Wright in Troy. Her life was filled by her loving care of family and home. Mary will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a wonderful cook and a talented quilter. She also enjoyed managing Canton's Clothing Center for several years. Mary was a long-time member of the Windfall United Methodist Church, was a former president of the United Methodist Women's group and was active with the Windfall Seniors. Surviving are her husband of over 54 years, Ernie, at home; two sons, James (Diann) Wilcox of Wysox and Donald (Diane) Wilcox of Windfall; two grandchildren, Megan Wright and Donald Wright Jr. and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by two sons, Richard and Willard Wright, and a brother, Walter Schmouder. Mary's family invites friends to call from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at the Windfall United Methodist Church. The funeral service will immediately follow at 1 p.m. with her pastor, the Rev. Richard Noggle, officiating. A private burial will be held in Beech Flats Cemetery. Those who wish may consider a memorial in Mrs. Wright's name to the Windfall United Methodist Church, c/o RR 1, Box 175, Granville Summit, Pa. The Pepper Funeral Home of Canton is assisting the family with arrangements. -Towanda Daily Review 1/2/2007
HAROLD SCHRADER. 64, LeRoy, died March 30, 1991, following an extended illness. Mr. Schrader was born September 20, 1926, in Franklin Township, a son of Thad and Nellie Wilcox Schrader. He attended Towanda High School and graduated from a naval electronics school in Detroit, MI; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict; was an electrician for the former Harden Electric in Towanda; and the former Canford Manufacturing Company in Canton for 11 years before retiring. Mr. Schrader was a member of the Canton VFW Post No. 714; a devoted husband, loving father, and model citizen in the community. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Beverly Morse Schrader; son and daughter-in-law, Richard T. and Pamela L. Schrader, Canton; daughter and son-in-law: Paula and Dennis Bellows, LeRoy; son and daughter-in-law, Russell S. and Vicki L. Schrader, LeRoy; seven grandchildren; his mother, Nellie Brougham, LeRoy; brother and sister-in-law, Thomas E. and Suzanne Schrader, Canton; mother-in-law, and stepfather, Beatrice and Dean Hall, Yuba City, CA; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by a son, Lawrence H. Schrader, in 1985; his father, Thad Schrader, in 1970; his brother, Howard Schrader, in 1929; and his father-in-law, Irwin Morse, in 1959. A memorial service was held April 2 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. Terry Sacks, officiating. Interment was in the Beech Flats Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
SCOTT –MRS. EVA WITHEY, a former resident of Canton, Pa. The funeral will be held Thursday (March 17, 1932) at 11 a.m. from the home, 818 Jay Street and at 1 p.m. from the Methodist Church of Canton, The Rev. Henry White officiating. Burial in Beech Flats Cemetery, Canton Twp. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/15/1932
JERRY L. SCOTT, 46. On the afternoon of Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, the Lord called home the soul of Leroy Township resident Jerry L. Scott after a brief stay at Robert Packer Hospital. He was 46 years of age. Born Jan. 14, 1955, in Troy, he was one of four children in the family of Mark P. and Louise Smiley Scott. Jerry was educated in the Troy school system, graduating from Troy High School with the class of 1973. He was employed for many years with Paper Magic of Troy, working in the receiving department. On the 13th of June 1981 Jerry was united in Holy Matrimony to Yvonne Wilcox, and together they raised two sons. Jerry was an avid bowler, playing with various teams over the years. He was a member of Canton Lodge No. 429 Loyal Order of Moose. Jerry was also an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, hiking and camping among the mountains nears his home. He was a loving and devoted husband and father. Being the father of two boys, Jerry was concerned with the well-being of our youth, and he generously gave of his time for their benefit. He coached Little League baseball and the Canton Matmen. He shared his woodsman expertise with the Boy Scouts while serving as assistant scout master of Troop No. 33. Jerry was a man with a deep, abiding faith, and he was an active member of the Church of Christ of Grover, where he served as a deacon. If he was concerned about the physical and social aspects of our youth, he was all the more concerned with their spiritual wellbeing. Jerry served as his church’s youth leader, helping young people to stay on the Lord’s path and to find new life in Jesus. In spite of his long bout with illness, Jerry fought the good fight and kept focused on the things that were most important. When the Father called him home there is no doubt that Jerry heard the words, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” Jerry is survived by his wife of 19 years, Yvonne: sons, Matthew B. and Curtis M. Scott, all at home; his father, Mark P. Scott of Troy; his brother an sister-in-law, David and Rosetta Scott of Elkland, Pa.; and his sisters, Cheryl Miller and Nancy Jennings, both of Troy; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise, and brother-in-law, Ronald L. Jennings. Calling hours will be held Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and again from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home Inc., Canton. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Christ of Grover with his pastor, the Rev. Willard Strunk, officiating. There will be an hour visitation at the church immediately before the service. Interment will follow in Beech Flats Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review.
NAME: CHARLES A. SENTYZ
Death Date: 10/9/04
Cause: Brain Tumor
Resided In: LeRoy, PA
Died In: LeRoy, PA
Age at Death:58
Children: Andrew, Stephanie, Catherine
Grandchildren: Zachary, Zane and Gwenevere.
Wife: Rose Sentyz
Hobbies: Nature, camping, fishing, playing guitar, Nascar.
Active in the VFW, and Moose Lodge. (Stephanie sent this in about her father. JMT)
CHARLES A. SENTYZ, 58, of Canton RR 1 (Leroy Township) died peacefully at his home on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004. Charlie was born in Philadelphia on Sept. 17, 1946, a son of the late John J. and Catherine A. (Woods) Sentyz. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1963, honorably serving on the USS Dixie as petty officer 3rd class during the beginning of the war in Vietnam. Charlie worked as a longshoreman on the Philadelphia waterfront for over 31 years until retiring after a work accident in 2001. On June 1, 2002, Charlie and Rose Marie May were united in marriage at Sunfish Pond near Leroy. Throughout his life he was very active in several veterans organizations including the Philadelphia Catholic War Veterans, Canton's VFW Post No. 714 and the American Legion Post No. 167 of Morris Run, Pa. He was a member of Canton's St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church; the Hill Side Rod and Gun Club, Blossburg, Pa.; and the Red Run Rod and Gun Club in Ralston, Pa. Charlie loved nature's local beauty and took great pleasure in times spent fishing, camping and hunting. He was a talented woodworker and also enjoyed playing the guitar and singing country music. Above all else Charlie was a loving man who will be sadly missed by all who knew him. In addition to his beloved wife, Rose, surviving are three children, Andrew A. Sentyz, Stephanie Sentyz and Catherine "Katie" (Sentyz) Drever, all of Philadelphia; three grandchildren, Zachary, Zane and Gwenaviere; a sister, Mary (Aiello) Lutz of Delaware County, Pa.; four brothers, Robert J. of Canton, John J. of West Leroy, Stephen K. of Delaware County and Joseph M. of Florida; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Sentyz was predeceased by his father on June 4, 1988, and his mother on April 17, 1990. The family invites friends to call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Michael's Catholic Church with its pastor, Father Peter J. O'Rourke, officiating. Burial will be in the Beech Flats Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations in Charlie's memory to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio. –Towanda Daily Review
SHADDUCK – IRMA L. BEDFORD, 83 Starlet Avenue, Orlando died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999. Mrs. Bedford was a laborer for a factory. Born in Shunk, Pa. she moved to Central Florida in 1995. She was a member of Canton Church of Christ. Survivors; daughters, Reva Gilbert, Jennette Smith, both of Orlando, Mary Johnson, Birmingham, Ala.; sons, Donald, Rentalsville, Pa., Ray, Chambersburg; sisters, Joyce Saunders, Canton, Pa., Marcella Coon, Umatilla, Doris Shaffer, Titusville, Pa.; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchild. Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Pine Castle Chapel, Orlando. –The Orlando Sentinel, FL Friday January 29, 1999. (Buried Beech Flats Cemetery, Canton Twp., PA)
SHADDUCK –IRMA L. BEDFORD, 83, Orlando, FL, formerly of Canton died January 27, 1999 at her home in Florida. Born September 19, 1915 in Shunk, PA, she was a daughter of the late Ray and Emily Porter Shadduck. On August 4, 1931, she married Herbert R. Bedford in Owego, NY. He preceded her in death on December 24, 1983. Mrs. Bedford attended the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Canton and was a member of the Canton VFW auxiliary. She was an avid reader and enjoyed working on crossword puzzles and was a talented crocheter. Mrs. Bedford was a special person and will be remembered by all those whose lives she touched. Surviving are: daughters and sons-in-law, Reva and Audry Gilbert and Jennette and LaVerne Smith, all of Orlando, FL; sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Norma Bedford, Reynoldsville, Pa, Ray and Mary Bedford, Chambersburg; foster-daughter and spouse, Mary and Chattman Johnson, Birmingham, AL; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joyce and Gerald Saudners, Canton, Marcella and Fred Coon, Umatilla, FL and Doris Shaffer, Titusville, PA; sister-in-law, Sylvia Bedford, Forksville; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by son, Cecil Bedford in July of 1963 and sisters Murl Derr in May of 1981 and Rhea McCarty in January of 1987. The funeral service was held January 31 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. David B. Morris, pastor of the Church of Christ, Canton, officiating. Interment was in Beech Flats Cemetery, Canton Twp. Pallbearers were: Tom Celdnik, Barry Saunders, Tim Castle, Mike Smith, Dale Huffman, and Billy Beck. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
SHADDUCK, MURL M. DERR, 61, of Canton RD 1 died at the Robert Packer Hospital at about 6 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 1981, after an illness of several months. She was born in Shunk, Pa. on Feb. 20, 1920. Mrs. Derr is survived by her husband, Ramond K. Derr, to whom she was married for 42 years; sons, Stanley D. Shadduck of Canton; Larry E. Derr of Eatonville, Washington, and Gary R. Derr of Canton RD 2. Another son, the late Dennis J. Derr of Williamsport, died on Sept. 29, 1980. Also surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Gaylord (Rhea) McCarty of Forksville, Mrs. Clarence (Doris) Shaffer of Hillsgrove, Pa., Mrs. Herbert (Irma) Bedford and Mrs. Gerald (Joyce) Saunders, both of Canton; and Mrs. Fred (Marcella) Coons of Groton, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton on Sunday, May 31, 1981 at 2 p.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Ray Ackley, pastor of the Leroy Independent Baptist Church and the Rev. Mercey Kasambira, pastor of the E. Canton United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Beech Flats Cemetery in Canton Township. Friends may call Saturday from 7 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review. (Parents: Cecil R. and Emily Porter Shadduck)
STANLEY D. SHADDUCK, 64, Canton, born Aug. 25, 1936, died suddenly on the afternoon of April 23, 2001, at the Troy Community Hospital, where he was taken after being stricken at home. Stan is survived by his wife June, whom he married on Nov. 3, 1959; children Michael (Cheryl) Palmer of Malden, Mass. And Suzanne (Ronald) Gerould of Canton; four grandsons: Gregory (Traci) Gerould of Canton, Christopher Gerould of Camp Hill, Pa., Michael T. Palmer (Carrie Welch) of Northampton, Mass., and Joseph (Mary) Palmer of Malden: a special great-grandson, Andrew S. Gerould; a sister-in-law, Shelby Deets of Webster, N.Y.; a niece and nephew, Norman (Denise) Deets II of Rochester, N.Y., and Heather Deets of Williamson, N.Y.; and two special great-nephews, Tyler Deets and Norman Deets III; aunts and cousins; and a half-brother, Larry Derr (Grace) of State College, Pa. He was predeceased by his mother and step-father, Murl and Raymond Derr; two half-brothers, Gary and Dennis Derr; in-laws, A. H. and Bess Wilcox; and a brother-in-law, Norman Derr. Stan graduated from Canton High School in 1954, where he was an enthusiastic member of the baseball and basketball teams, holding the basketball scoring record for many years. He was a lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox and the Green Bay Packers and played baseball for the old Canton Merchants team for many years. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps from 1956 to 1958 and eventually began a career in the construction field, where he spent all of his working life. He was the manager of construction and renovation for the Guthrie Health Care System from 1978 until his retirement in late 1999. Prior to that time he was affiliated with the architectural firms of Quinliven, Pierek and Krause and King and King in Syracuse, N.Y. Stan was very active in the community, having served as a Green Free Library trustee and a member of the Lions Club, and was an 18-year member of the Canton Area School Board. He had served on the board of the Canton Borough Authority and Canton Development Inc. and has volunteered throughout the community. At the current time he was president of the Canton-Community Nursing Service-Canton Foundation and was also a Moose member. The family will receive friends 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, and 11 a.m. to noon Friday, April 27, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton. The funeral service will be held on Friday at noon at the funeral home with the Rev. David B. Morris officiating. Burial will be held in the Beech Flats Cemetery, Canton Township. –Towanda Daily Review.
CHARLES RAY SHANNON SR., 68, Canton, died December 1, 1999 at the Country Haven Personal Care Home, Canton Township. Born June 9, 1931, in Newberry, PA. He was the son of the late France and Anna Del Rauch Shannon. He was employed by the former Swayze Folding Box Co. in Canton for may years until his retirement in 1988. In early years he was employed by Collins Valve ant the Belmar factory, both located in Canton. He attended the Grover Church of Christ. One of his favorite pastimes was working on cars. Surviving are his children, Charles Shannon, Jr., Virginia; Jerry Shannon, Wellsboro, Rick Shannon, Canton; Charre Lee Shannon, North Carolina, Carol Shannon Washington and Bonnie Shannon and Tammy Shannon, both of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Linsey, Nicole and Greg Shannon; a sister, Helen Sherman, Mansfield; brother, Robert Shannon, Florida; several nieces, nephews and a cousin. The funeral service was held December 4, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton with the Rev. Willard Strunk officiating. Interment was in Beech Flats Cemetery, Canton Township. Interment was in Beech Flats Cemetery, Canton Township. The family suggests memorial donations be directed to North Penn Hospice, P. O. Box 8, Blossburg, PA 18912 in Mr. Shannon’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
SHARROW Terry Lee
After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Terry Lee Sharrow passed in the loving hands of his wife, Annette and sister, Gail, while surrounded by family members on Oct. 1, 2010. After passing, he was greeted with open arms by his mother, Pauline Sharrow. He was 54 years old. Terry Lee Sharrow was born in Sayre, Pa., on May 23, 1956. He was the son of Harley Sharrow and the late Pauline E. (Walburn) Sharrow. Terry was a member of Canton High School's class of 1974 and attended Williamsport's Penn Tech College studying the construction trades. He married his high school sweetheart and the only love of his life, Annette (Davis) Sharrow, on June 23, 1979, at the Ecumenical Parish in Canton. Terry loved his work in the construction businesses. Along with his father, he owned and operated Sharrow General Construction. But his unique ability and where he really excelled was as a stonemason. Terry could always pick the perfect stone for that special place, just like an artist, he saw the balance of each become the beauty of all. Terry's life, though cut short, was very full. He loved to entertain at home and positively his favorite was picnics shared with family and friends. He also had Christmas Eve parties for over 20 years. Terry was a little League coach and enjoyed going to Canton High School sports, especially football games. He was also a fan of Penn State, the Steelers and Giants Football. He liked to play basketball, volleyball and roughhouse with his nieces and nephews. Terry appreciated all of nature's beauty; camping, exploring the local mountains, fishing and hunting with his sons and father. Surviving are his loving and devoted wife, Annette, at home; two sons, Joseph (Katrina) Sharrow and Justin Sharrow, all of Canton; his father, Harley (Grace) Sharrow of Canton; a sister, Gail (Mike) Williams of Troy; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Cliff, Jr. and Janet Davis of Troy; sister-in-law, Michelle Belawske of Canton; two nephews, Brian and Chris Belawske; a brother-in-law, Cliff III (Theresa) Davis of Ulster; godchildren, Stacy, Courtney and Robert Pidcoe; special friends, Jim and Carol Allen of Sayre; and numerous cousins (lovingly known as nieces and nephews.) In addition to his beloved mother, Pauline; Terry was predeceased by a special nephew, Mitchell Belawske; and a brother-in-law, Earl Smith. Family invites friends to call 1 – 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, in Canton. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Beech Flats Cemetery. - Towanda Daily Review, October 3, 2010
VICTOR J. SHERWOOD, 74, of 10 S. Minnequa Ave., Apt. B. 106, Canton, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1992, in Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Mr. Sherwood was born May 28, 1918, at Shinglehouse, Potter County, Pa., a son of Claude and Bertha Vandermark Sherwood. Victor was an accountant. He was employed at GTE Sylvania, Towanda, from 1937-1954. From 1954-1950 he was an accountant for Remington-Rand, Elmira, N.Y. After Mr. Sherwood’s employment there he was an accountant for various automobile dealerships in the Towanda area. Victor also assisted his wife in operating Sherwood Rest Home, LeRoy, from 1954-1974. He was a member of the LeRoy Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, the former Alice Chadwick. They celebrated 49 years of marriage Jan. 30, 1992; daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne and LaMont Butters, LeRoy; daughter, Miss Patricia Sherwood, Ulster RR 2: two sons and daughters-in-law, James V. and Karen Sherwood and Robert J. and Sandra Sherwood, all of Canton RR 2; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Phronie Norton, Apopka, Fla., Mrs. Florence Sherwood, Port Allegany, Pa., and Mrs. Minnie Jankowski, Elmira, N.Y.; nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be conducted from the funeral home Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Duane Taylor, his former pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in Beech Flats Cemetery, Canton Twp. –Towanda Daily Review.
THEODORE A. SHOEMAKER, 81, of Canton, Pa., died Friday, Aug. 22, 1997
at the Towanda Memorial Hospital. He was born in Shunk, Sullivan Co.,
Pa., on Sept. 20, 1915, a son of Isaac and Susan (Frey) Shoemaker. Ted
retired as a telegrapher with the Pa. Railroad in 1969. He served with
the 101st Airborne, U.S. Army from 1934 to 1943 with the rank of
lieutenant. He graduated from the Sullivan County Schools in Shunk,
Pa. Ted was an avid gardener and enjoyed his many fishing trip to
Canada. His wife of 33 years, Arlene (Foster) Shoemaker, preceded him in
death in 1976. Survivors include a daughter, Donna R. Stiner, of
Wellsboro, Pa.; grandchildren, Eddie and Mary Beth Mosher, of Baldwinsville,
N.Y., Alane P. Stiner, of Norristown, Pa., Jan B. Stiner, of Wellsboro, Pa.; a
son-in-law, Charles Mosier, and his wife. Yolanda; Step-grandchildren Joe
and Deb Coyle and Tom and Cindy Coyle, all of Canton, Pa.; special friends,
Romaine and Betty Sechrist and Jack Bedford, all of Canton. Ted was
predeceased by a daughter, Patricia A. Mosher, and a brother, Rev. William
Shoemaker. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service, Sunday, Aug.
24, 1997, at 2 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.
Interment will be in Beech Flats Cemetery, at the convenience of the family,
with the Rev. Ronald Bly, pastor of the Stoneyfork, Pa. Baptist Church,
officiating. The family will provide the flowers and suggest that
memorials in Ted’s name be directed to the Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda.
–Towanda Daily Review.