Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.
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ARNOLD - Addison Cleft Arnold
Bradford Star, Towanda, Pennsylvania - Thursday, Sept 16, 1915
Addison C. Arnold of Athens died September 9, 1915, at People's hospital in Sayre after an illness of three weeks of Typhoid fever, aged 74 years. He was a son of George Arnold of Warren, who with four brothers and two sons were soilders of the Civil War. Addison enlisted in Company B, 141st P. V. and served until January, 1863, when he was discharged on Surgeon's certificate. For may years he was prominently engaged in farming at Bumpville, moving to Athens in 1883. Besides his second wife, two sons and two daughters survive. Funeral services in charge the G. A. R. were held Saturday; interment in Bumpville cemetery.
Wallace H. One of the Arnold Triplets, 77, of RD#1, Sayre, died on Sunday, December 3, following an extended illness. Family and friends may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc. on Thursday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Crain and the Rev. Jon Austin Co-officiating. Burial will be in the South Litchfield Cemetery. Full Military Honors will be accorded by the Valley Color Guard. Those wishing may make donations in Wallace's name to: The Litchfield United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, c/o Norma Barrowcliff, 428 N. Keystone Ave., Sayre, PA 18840, or the Litchfield Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Jim Drake, RR#1 Box 144J, Sayre, PA 18840. For those wishing to sign the E-guest book and send condolences, you may do so by visiting www.lowery funeralhome.com
BERGER - Carl Berger, 80, of Rome, Pa. ended his journey here on Monday evening, Oct. 15, 2007, at the Ashton Health Care Center in Athens, Pa., where he received excellent care. Born Feb. 7, 1927, in Stewartsville, N.J., he was one of 18 children of the late Alfred and Ethel Bellis Berger. Carl was employed by the Warren Paving Company in Stewartsville, N.J. for 25 years until his retirement. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He is survived by: 11 children, Terry Berger and his wife Lisa of Rome, Pa.; Carl Berger and his wife Liz of Rome, Pa.; Joyce Hawk and her husband Charles of Stewartsville, N.J.; Donald Berger and his wife Debra of Phillipsburg, N.J.; Floyd Berger of Washington, N.J.; Arnold Berger and his wife Kathy of Kunkletown, Pa.; Norma Berger of Bloomsbury, N.J.; Harold Berger and his wife Betty of Sun Valley, Pa.; Russell Berger and his wife Donna of Belvidere, N.J.; Betty Wasser and her husband John of Belvidere, N.J.; David Berger and his fiancé Tonya of Belvidere, N.J.; three brothers, Arthur Berger and his wife Maryellen of Easton, Pa.; Alfred Berger Jr. and his wife Lorna of Hackettstown, N.J.; Elwood Butch”Berger and his wife Ethel of Phillipsburg, N.J.; three sisters, Joyce Turdo of Stewartsville, N.J.; Helen Howell and her husband Robert of Washington, N.J.; Ruth Schmitt of Stewartsville, N.J.; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Ruth Ann Woolf Berger on Oct.24, 2002; six brothers, Richard, Herbert, Lester, Gerald, Donald and Floyd Berger; five sisters, Mildred Berger, Ester Berger, Geraldine Dunlap, Elizabeth Lilly and Mary Brown. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, at the South Litchfield (Bumpville) Cemetery, in Litchfield Twp., Pa., with Carl's brother, Alfred Berger Jr. officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. There are no calling hours. Submitted by Carol Brotzman
JAMES CHARLES BRADLEY, Sr., 62, OF Athens RR 2 died on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at the Robert Packer Hospital, in Sayre, Pa. Born May 13, 1943, in Sayre, he was the son of the late Charles and Alta Brown Bradley. He served in the U.S. Army in 1961 during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Korea. He was honorably discharged in 1964. He was a truck driver and an avid hunter. He retired from Stroehmann’s in May of 2005. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. James is survived by his wife of 42 years, Linda, at home; his sons, James C. Bradley Jr., Jody L. Bradley and Shawn C. Bradley; his grandsons, Jesse Bradley, Brandon Bradley, Cody Bradley and Caleb Bradley; his granddaughters, Heather Bradley, Brittany Bradley, Morgan Bradley and Sinead Bond; a brother, Eugene Bradley; a sister, Rena Post; an aunt, Flossie VanHorn; beloved cousins Dixie Wormer and Linda Reynolds; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Athens United Methodist Church, 118 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Marty Bovee and Rev. James Donahoo co-officiating. Burial will take place in South Litchfield (Bumpville) Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., Athens. –Towanda Daily Review.
BRADLEY Rena M. Post
72, of Litchfield, Pa., died on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at home. She was born on May 22, 1939 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Charles and Alta Brown Bradley. Rena enjoyed fishing, camping, canning, cooking, and doing flower arrangements to place in the cemetery. She worked at Fraley’s Amusement Park, Ames Department Store for eight years, and did home health care for a number of years. She is predeceased by her husband Carl Post, son Kevin Eugene Owens, and brother James Charles Bradley. Rena is survived by her children Jeff Post of Sayre, Pa., and Ricky and Teresa Owens of Litchfield, Pa., grandchildren Stephanie Wells, Eric Owens, Ashlee Post, and Kyleigh Post, great-granddaughter Alyssa Renee Wells, and her great-grandson she was looking forward to welcoming Ryder Cole Owens, brother Eugene Bradley, sister-in-law Linda Bradley, special cousin Dixie L. Womer, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call on Thursday, March 15, 2012 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. James Donahoo from the Sayre Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in South Litchfield Cemetery. Sayre Morning Times – March 13, 2012
BROWN –MARGARET BROWN LANTZ, age 78, of 358 Loder St., South Waverly, Pa., passed on to her glory on June 1, 2000, at home with all her loving family at her bedside. Born on Sept. 15, 1921, she was the daughter of Edward and Clista Harvey Brown. Margaret attended Athens Schools and graduated in 1939. Her last employment was at Robert Packer Hospital. On March 22, 1953. Margaret married Robert Lantz, and her life was best described as family-oriented. The love of her grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and foster children was paramount to her. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dixie and Thomas Womer, with whom she resided for several years; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and James Reynolds of Athens RR 2; sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Terry Mann of Dry Prong, La., John and Barbara Mann of Athens RR 2, and Robert and Terry Lantz of South Waverly, Pa.; a daughter and son, Teresa Randall of Tioga Center, N.Y., and Todd Randall of Arizona; a sister, Daisy Lattimer of Athens; 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert; her parents; two brothers, Lee and Forrest Brown; a sister, Alta Brown Bradley; and brothers-in-law Warren Lattimer and Charles Bradley. Friends may call at the home of Dixie Womer of 358 Loder St., S. Waverly, Pa., on Saturday, June 3, from 2 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, June 4 from 2 to 9 p.m., where the viewing will take place. The funeral service will be held at the gravesite in South Litchfield Cemetery, Bumpville, Monday at 1 p.m. The Rev. James Donahoo will officiate. Flowers will be taken care of by the family. Memorial donations may be directed to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 4, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. Arrangements are by Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, NY. –Towanda Daily Review.
CASE Mavis Case Gorsline
88, a long-time resident of North Rome, Pa., died Thursday evening, Sept. 26, 2013, at her home following declining health. Mavis was born in Springwater, Livingston County, N.Y., on May 20, 1925, the daughter of Jacob Case and Sarah Nichols Case. She was a graduate of Athens High School class of 1943 and was employed by Sayre Lingerie for many years. Mavis was a member of the Bumpville Church and the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. She enjoyed quilting having made numerous quilts for family and friends, gardening, fishing and reading. Surviving are her children, Linda Hammond of Owego, N.Y., David Gorsline of North Rome, Everett Gorsline and wife Kelly of Athens, Richard Gorsline and wife Kathy of North Rome, Glenn Gorsline and wife Betty of North Rome, Carol Ott of North Rome, Bonnie O'Shea and David of Litchfield; special foster children, Timothy and Thomas Young; 19 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren, all whom reside within fifty miles of North Rome, Pa.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac W. Gorsline on March 3, 1960; sisters, Iris Kitchin on Jan. 3, 1998, and Arlie Ross on Aug. 30, 1998; and a son-in-law, James Hammond on June 19, 1984.The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday evening at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at the Windham Summit Bible Church with Pastor Kenneth Crain officiating. Interment will follow in the South Litchfield Cemetery, Litchfield Twp., Pa. Towanda Daily Review – September 28, 2013
JUSTIN MICHAEL COLE, 19 months, of Rome RD 1 died unexpectedly Thursday, May 12, 1988 in his home. Born Sept. 17, 1986, in Sayre, Pa., he was the son of Sherry L. Cole. He is survived by his mother, at home: grandparents, Eugene Dianne Strange Cole of Athens; Randy Jenkins of Rome; uncle, Marcus Cole of Athens; aunt, Miss Michelle Cole, Athens; great-grandparents of Athens and many great aunts, uncles and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A private funeral service will be held at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens. Interment will be in the Bumpville Cemetery, Bumpville, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
COLE Randy Earl - Randy Earl Cole, 49, of Nichols, NY died
on Friday, July 9, 2010 unexpectedly. He was born on December 13, 1960, in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Robert and Joyce Robinson Cole. Randy was a carpenter by trade, took great pride in his workmanship and could easily be considered a “Jack of All Trades.” He worked for Baltimore Builders, Webster Construction and Cole Construction and was currently employed with PJF Enterprises of Owego, N.Y., as a contract carpenter. Randy was an avid hunter and enjoyed the outdoors, often spending the weekends mud racing. Fondly known as “Uncle Randy,” he was always there to lend a helping hand to family and friends. Randy was known for his high energy and go, go, go attitude, which made it hard to keep up with him. After high school, driven by his need for adventure, Randy hitchhiked across the country to California, turned right around, and came back. He said this was just something he had to do. This is how he lived his life, always with the desire of another adventure. In his work, he would climb framed buildings like a monkey and it was not uncommon for him to be seen running high above the ground across rafters. As a child, he often frightened his mom and aunts with his daredevil behavior and had countless scars from adventures gone bad over the years. However, this was him, and he would have it no other way. He is predeceased by his parents Robert Cole and Joyce Cox, grandparents Earl and Lillian Robinson, Clifford and Ruie Eddie Cole, great nephew Justin Cole, uncle Daniel Robinson and brother-in-law Joe Pachokas. Randy is survived by his siblings Sandra Pachokas of Athens, Pa., Eugene (Diane) Cole of Athens, Pa., Gary (Teresa) Cole of Whitesboro, TX, Debbie (Lyle) Pope of TX, and Richard Cox of Calif., aunts Rita (Walt) Fiske of Sayre, Pa., Rose (Charles) Ellis of Sayre, Pa., and Judy (David) Wilkerson of Texas, nieces and nephews Ken (Beth) Dawson, Mike Dawson, Sherry (Randy) Jenkins, Marcus Cole (Margaret Soprano), Michelle “Micki” (Randy) Reynolds, Renee Cole, Terri (Robin) Campbell, and Allen Cole, seven great nieces, nine great nephews, one great-great niece, special friends Dennis and Patricia Washburn and John Washburn, and several cousins. Friends and family may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa., on Wednesday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral Services will follow at the funeral home at 1 p.m. with Rev. Kenneth Crain officiating. At the family’s request for the calling hours and funeral, please dress comfortably. Burial will be in the South Litchfield Cemetery, Bumpville, Pa. - Sayre Morning Times, July 12, 2010
ROBERT E. COLE, (Bronco Bob), 78, of Athens, Pa., died on Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. following a motor vehicle accident. Born Oct. 8, 1926 in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Clifford and Ruie Eddie Cole. Bob was an avid fisherman and enjoyed visiting with his friends. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman First Class from 1945 to 1946. He worked at the Athens Ingersoll Rand for over 30 years. He was predeceased by a sister and brother-in-law, Millie and John Estes; a sister-in-law, Dorothy DeForrest; a best friend, Tom Ogden; and a grandchild, Justin Cole. He is survived by his sons, Gene and Diane Cole of Litchfield, Pa., Gary and Teresa Cole of Texas, Randy Cole of Nichols, N.Y., Douglas Cole of Canton, Pa., Colin and Christina Cole of Sayre, Pa., and Robert (Bobby) and Maureen Cole of Elmira, N.Y.; a step-son, Brian and Jen Galusha of Ogden, Utah; daughters, Denise Cole of Pittsburgh, Amy and Chad Cole of Elmira, N.Y., Debbie and Lyle Pope of Texas, and Sandy Pachokas of Texas; 23 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family may call the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Mains St., Athens, Pa. from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on June 17, 2005. Funeral services will follow at noon with Rev. Kenneth Crain officiating. Burial will be in the S. Litchfield (Bumpville) Cemetery. Memorial donations may be sent in his name to the Valley Youth Hunter’s Education Course (VYHEC) at P.O. Box 1919, Athens, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
CONNELLY –FLORENCE CONNELLY REYNOLDS, 70, of Bumpville, RD Rome, died Tuesday morning, Oct.12, 1993, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was born on Feb. 27, 1923, in Newark Valley, N.Y., a daughter of Charles and Jessie Lisk Connelly. She attended the Owego Free Academy School and spent many hours hunting and fishing with her husband. On Nov. 1, 1945, in Corning, N.Y., she married James P. (Red) Reynolds. For several years she worked at Legal Processing in Sayre, Remington Rand, Elmira and the Woolworth Corp. in Sayre. In addition to her husband of 48 years, she is survived by; daughters, and sons-in-law; Patricia and Carl Beers of Millport, N.Y.; Gloria and Jan Park of Rome; Darlene and Earl Williams of East Smithfield; Linda and James Crain of Rome; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Vickie Reynolds of Bumpville; a brother, William Connelly of Sayre; a sister, Doris Northrup of Newark Valley; six grandchildren, Carla Pack of Ohio, Kim Hovan of Burlington, Pa., Kyle Coe of Ulster, Shannon Crain of Denver, Colo., Amy Crain of Rome and Jake Park of Rome; and a great-grandson, Seth Pack of Ohio. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. She was predeceased by three brothers. Funeral services, when complete will be announced by the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Main St., Nichols, N.Y. (Buried South Litchfield (Bumpville) Cemetery)
Daily Review September 9, 2007
Doris "Jean" Conrad Arnold, 81, of Litchfield (RR 1, Ulster, Pa.) died peacefully at her home with her husband by her side on Friday afternoon, Sept. 7, 2007. Jean, as she was affectionately known by her family and friends, was born on June 23, 1926, in Harrisburg, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Catherine E. (Wolfe) and LeRoy C. Conrad. Jean attended school in Harrisburg and at the age of 15 graduated from John Harris High School, having skipped grades 3 and 10. Upon her graduation and due to her young age, Jean had to wait to continue her education. Jean then attended the Polyclinic Hospital School of Nursing where she received her RN and practiced as an OB/GYN Nurse and later as an Operating Room Nurse. Always wanting to expand her knowledge Jean continued her education at Penn State University and received her BS. Jean then accepted a position as a regional director for the Pennsylvania Blue Cross and later received her MA from Penn State in Health Care Administration. Jean was always willing to help others in need. As a Health Care Administrator, Jean accepted a position with the (then) State Department of Health and Welfare. She was instrumental in developing Primary Care Regulations and Abortion Clinic Regulations which were adopted by other states as well. For many years, Jean served as Director of the State Kidney Disease Clinic Program, Rural Health Clinic Program, Primary Care Facility Program and the Abortion Clinic Programs. As program director, she issued licenses statewide. She issued the first license to operate to the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She met her future husband in 1976 while doing additional Masters level courses at Penn State. On Sept. 8, 1979 in Middletown, Jean married Rodney C. Arnold and together they shared nearly 28 years of happiness. In 1987, Jean resigned her positions to accompany her husband to Hampton, Va. A move then came again in 1993 when Jean and Rodney moved to San Antonio, Texas. Having both been born Pennsylvania and Penn State graduates, upon Rodney's retirement in 2004, Jean and Rodney decided to move back to their home state and reside on their farm in Litchfield. Throughout her life, Jean was a avid Penn State football fan and knew all facts concerning PSU Football, having learned from her father who graduated from Penn State in 1927. Jean is survived by her husband Rodney, her sisters Carole Daniels and companion Terry Rinesmith of Palmyra; Jackie Olitsky and her husband Jerry Olitsky of Hellertown, Pa.; her mother-in-law, Mildred French Arnold (Charles) Briggs, her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Sharon M. and Merritt Vargason; Jack C. and Joyce Arnold all of Vawter; several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Jean was predeceased by her parents Catherine E. and LeRoy C. Conrad, her father-in-law Claude N. Arnold and a nephew Michael Olitsky. Abiding with Jean's wishes, all services will be held at the convenience of the family. A private family interment will be in the Bumpville Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the American Cancer Society in loving memory of Doris "Jean" Arnold. Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting our Web site: www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com (under obituaries) Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 South Main St., in Nichols. Submitted by Carol Brotzman
GEORGE A. CRAIN, 76, of Canton RR 2 died Wednesday, April 9, 1986 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born, July 26, 1909 at West Franklin, he was the son of Benjamin and Edna Brenchley Crain. A retired mechanic, he owned and operated Crain’s Garage in Canton until 1970. He had also owned and operated the former Crain Plymouth-Dodge Garage until the late 1950ds. Mr. Crain and his wife, the former Louise Nichols, observed their 51st wedding anniversary on July 7, 1988. Surviving are his wife at home; five daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Marlene) Ruddle of Hershey; Mrs. Joseph (Joanne) Mattocks of Towanda RD 2; Patsy May of Canton, Mrs. Dale (Hazel) Anthony of Waverly and Mrs. Curtis (Janana) Machmer of Canton RD 2; a sister Mrs. George (Helen) Buckley of Canton RD 2; a brother, Charles Payne of Wysox RD 1; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Mrs. Hazel Nichols of LeRoy. Private family funeral services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Mercy Kassambria, pastor of the East Canton United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the South Litchfield Cementer, Bumpville. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association, P.O. Box, Canton, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
FEUSNER Jacob L. Feusner
heart of gold stopped beating, two willing hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best...Jacob L. Feusner Jr. 87, of Struble Road, Athens went to his heavenly home and to be reunited with his loving wife Clara on Thursday, March 29, 2012. "Jake," as he was affectionately known by his family and friends, was born on March 3, 1925 in Lansdale, a son of the late Margaret (Seitz) and Jacob Feusner, Sr. He spent his childhood in Towmencin Twp., and for many years following his schooling was employed at Sommer's Creamery in Colmar. On Sept. 27, 1947, Jacob married Clara A. Mears and together they celebrated nearly 65 years of marriage until her recent passing on March 16, 2012. In 1971, Jake and Clara moved to Litchfield where she shared the dream of owning and operating a farm. Dedicated to his farm in Litchfield, Jake received the Dairy Distinction Award and the Conservation Award. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Farmers Association; the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Towanda and the Litchfield Ridge Runners. Jake enjoyed hunting, although his greatest pleasure was being out on the tractor and farming. Jake is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Scott Wilson of Chalfont; son and daughter-in-law Donald and Donna Feusner of Litchfield; son David Feusner of Litchfield; brothers and sisters-in-law John and Claudia Feusner and Ernest and Jean Feusner; sisters-in-law Ann Feusner and Evelyn (Wallace) Hendricks; brother-in-law Albert Mears; grandchildren Jessie (Michael) Friedman; Heather (Thomas) Prettyman; Kristy (David) Winnett; Megan (Andrew) Tiffany; Katie (Fred) Tiffany; and great grandchildren: Brooke, Jacob, Alexis, and Jacob. Jake was predeceased by his wife, Clara; brother George Feusner; sister Florence (Jim) Mairrano; sisters-in-law: Verna (Joe) Lindner; Louise Mears; brothers-in-law Harold Richard (Doris) Mears; William Mears. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories from 10 a.m until noon on Saturday, April 7 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of a life well lived for Jake will be held at noon with Pastor Jira Albers of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and Pastor James D. Donahoo of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the S. Litchfield Cemetery in S. Litchfield. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Litchfield Fire Company, c/o Mr. James Drake, 1773 Lee Road, Sayre, PA 18840 in loving memory of Jacob L. Feusner Jr. Towanda Daily Review – April 1, 2012
FRENCH Mildred Briggs
aged 85, of Leasure Hill Road, Nichols, N.Y., died at home with her loving husband at her side on June 17, 2013, due to the complications of Alzheimer's disease. Mildred "Millie" was born at the French family farm on French Road in Windham Township, Bradford County, Pa., on Sept. 24, 1927, the sixth of nine children born to Miles Bowman and Mildred Dell (Merrill) French. Millie attended grade school in Windham Center after which she attended the Rome High school until circumstances required her to quit school and find work to help support her family. It was while working for Cora Arnold Green that Millie met her first husband, Claude Newell Arnold. They were married on August 18, 1945, and spent over 30 wonderful years together, until his death on Jan. 5, 1976. Millie and Claude had three children, Sharon M. (Merritt) Vargason, of Arnold Road, Athens, Pa., Rodney C. Arnold, Bumpville Road, Ulster, Pa., and Jack C. (Joyce) Arnold of Arnold Road, Athens, Pa. Several years after Claude's death, Millie met fell in love with Charles Edward "Charlie" Briggs at a Square Dance. They were married on August 14, 1982, and spent over 30 wonderful years together. Above all else, Millie enjoyed her family and helping her husbands on their respective dairy farms. Millie also enjoyed many other activities including being outdoors working in her garden, long walks, Square Dancing, sewing, quilting with her sisters as well as many other crafts. Millie was an excellent cook and always looked forward to enjoying the company of her many siblings, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren at the dinner table. Millie was in superb physical condition until Alzheimer's gradually robbed her of her health and memory. As she declined she still liked nothing better than visiting her children and long rides with her husband. Even with the help of Hospice over the past two weeks and the help of Millie's family, it was primarily due to Charlie's abundant efforts that Millie was able to spend her final months as she wanted — at home with her husband. In addition to her parents and first husband, Millie was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Doris "Jean" Arnold, a great-grandson Tegan A. Sessaman, her siblings and their spouses Clarence (Florence) French, Bernice (Henry) Brown, Miles French, Jr., Dorothea "Dot" (Kenneth) Folk, Oscar French, Perry "Pete" Brown and Lloyd "Zeke" French. Millie was also predeceased by her in-laws through Claude including Leland Rinker, Lloyd (Pearl) Arnold, Lenard Cole, Alice (William) Bellis, Clyde (Jane) Arnold, Harry Arnold, Wallis (Alberta) Arnold and Walter Arnold. Millie is survived by her husband and three children; her sister Ruthanne Brown; brother, Norman and his wife Victoria (Vickie) French; as well as in-laws Lorena "Mae" Arnold French, Elizabeth "Beth" French, Hetty Rinker, Doris Cole, Charlotte Arnold, Willis (Vivian) Arnold, Robert (Alfreda) Arnold, her grandchildren, Bonnie Teeter, Allen Vargason, Marlene (Shawn) Bellis, Nicole Arnold, Heather (Andre) Francis, Andrea "Andi" Arnold, Rebecca "Becki" Arnold and Jacklyn "Jackie" Arnold Brown, step-grandchildren, Carrie Ann (Douglas) Carman, Nicole Lynn (Shane) Adamcik, Emily Sue (Harry) Rought, 10 great grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of Millie's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, with Pastor C. Kenneth Crain officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Bumpville Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to their local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association in loving memory of Mildred Isabel French Arnold Briggs. Towanda Daily Review – June 18, 2013
GEORGE W. GIBBS JR., 77, of Ulster died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital. Born Aug. 20, 1927 in New Albany, he was a son of George W. and Katherine Shade Gibbs. He enjoyed helping his neighbors and worked as a farm hand on various farms throughout Bradford County for over 40 years. He loved his family. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was very kind-hearted and generous to everyone, never saying no to those in need. He also enjoyed going to auctions and sales. He married Eleanor Richards on Nov. 30, 1950. Mr. Gibbs was predeceased by his brothers, Howard and Walford, and sisters Vida Newman, Gertrude Pannay and Mildred Gibbs. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Eleanor at home; son and daughter-in-law, Norman and Joanne Gibbs of Ulster; daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Chris Kinner of Stevensville; granddaughters, Stephanie of Indiana, Pa., Cornina Kinner of Stevensville and Abby Ross of Rome; several nieces and nephews; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Alberta and John Bradley of Athens, Lorraine and James Muldoon of Cleburne, Texas and Margaret Norris of Hornell, N.Y. Friends and family may call Monday, Dec. 27, from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. The funeral will follow at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Stackhouse, pastor of the Hornbrook Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the South Litchfield (Bumpville) Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made in memory of George W. Gibbs Jr. to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa. or the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeast Pennsylvania, Kirby Health Center, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
HORTON Alberta R. Arnold
82, of Litchfield, Pa., died on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at home following an extended illness. She was born on October 3, 1930 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Claire and Mae McKinney Horton. Alberta was a member of the Litchfield United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking and sewing. Alberta was a Caregiver for many elderly people in the area. She is predeceased by her husband Wallace in 2005, daughter Patricia Arnold, and brothers Richard and Harold Horton. Alberta is survived by her children Dean (Charlene) Arnold of Cooperstown, NY, Dale Arnold of Dallas, Pa., Paul Arnold of Litchfield, Pa., and David (Pamela) Arnold of Newark Valley, N.Y., grandchildren Lisa and Lori Kohanski, Wayne and Dale Arnold, Kevin and Jamie Arnold, and Matthew, Nathan, and Levi Arnold, numerous great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 from 1pm – 2pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral Services will follow at the Funeral Home at 2pm. Burial will be in South Litchfield Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Alberta’s memory to: Litchfield United Methodist Church, 2579 Litchfield Road, Sayre, PA 18840. Sayre Morning Times – December 25, 2012
HOWARD - Mrs. Silverette West, 59, of Athens RD2, died at the Robert Packer Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in Towanda and lived in the Valley locale her entire life. She attended Athens Area schools. She is survived bytwo sons, Robert West, Athens RD#2, and Raymond West, Sayre; three grandchildren; one brother, Albert Howard, Athens; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 o'clock at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens. Interment will be in Bumpville Cemetery. Rev. Fred Mitchell, Chemung, will officiate at the funeral services. RHW. Towanda Daily Review 19, April 1971. (This was my grandfather's (Eugene Howard's) half sister. I don't know if she was adopted or not, but was told she was by Carol Russell (neice to Edward Rich) by the Edward Rich family. She left the Howard family after her grandfather's Timothy death in 1924. She was born 1912. They have Albert Howard listed as her brother, and on the headstone it says Howard/West. REVA)
HOWE Teresa A. - Teresa A. Arnold, 56, of Sayre, Pa., died
Friday, June 4, 2010 at home after her brave battle with cancer. She was born on June 29, 1953 in Elmira, N.Y., the daughter of John R. and Janette Rought Howe. Teresa graduated from Sayre Area High School in 1971. She owned and operated Arnold's Trailer Court with her husband, Paul. Teresa was a member of the Litchfield United Methodist Church, served on the board of directors, taught Sunday school for seven years, was Sunday school superintendent, and loved her church family. She was a member of the Litchfield Volunteer Fire Company, and the Litchfield Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary for seven years, and was a member of the Red Hat Society, Valley LaDiDah's. Teresa enjoyed playing computer games, and was an avid bingo player. She is predeceased by her father, Floyd McNeal; grandmother, Edna Cleveland; father-in-law, Wallace Arnold; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, step-sisters, and one step-brother. Teresa is survived by her husband, Paul, at home; daughter, Stephanie (James) Hosmer of Kingsport, Tenn., grandchildren, Kirestn, Kristle, and Kyle Hosmer, of Kingsport, Tenn.; mother, Jannette McNeal of Sayre, Pa.; brother, Dale (Mary) Howe of Ohio; sister, Lisa (Dan) Reed of Athens, Pa.; step-sons, Jamie and Kevin Arnold of, Columbia, Mo.; step-sisters, Maxine (Larry) Lanterman Sayre, Pa., and Susan (Art) Sackett of Chemung, N.Y.; and step-brother, Charlie (Lynn) McNeal; special nieces Nicole Brennan, and Trisha Howe Rosh; nephew, Tommy (Sheri) Howe; special cousin, Helen House; special friends, Leslie Kyle, Carol Merrill, Norma Barrowcliff, Dottie Dertny, Joan Desmond, and Elaine Nepsha; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at the Funeral Home at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Jon Austin, from Litchfield United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in South Litchfield Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Teresa's memory to: Litchfield United Methodist Church, RR1, Box 99, Sayre, PA 18840, Att:Norma Barrowcliff. – Towanda Daily Review, June 5, 2010
HUNSINGER –GERALDINE BABCOCK, 83, formerly of Bumpville, Pa., went home to be with the Lord after an extended illness, Monday, Aug. 11, 1997 at the Bradford County Manor. Born June 10, 1914, in Waverly, N.Y., she was the daughter of Norman and Lulu Strope Hunsinger. She attended the Windham Summit Bible Church, Windham, Pa. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Norman and Gladys Babcock of Litchfield, Pa.; G. Lyman and Dorothy Babcock of Brunswick, Ga.; Blair and Joan Babcock of Rome, Pa.; David and Kathy Babcock of Rome, Pa.; her daughters and sons-in-law, Evelyn and Emory Knight of McGraw, N.Y.; Hilda and Dennis Taylor of Owego, N.Y.; and her daughters, Millie Coleman of Rome, Pa.; Linda Lethbridge of Ithaca, N.Y. and Marlene Jewett of Cortland, N.Y.; 40 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren; her brothers, Kenneth Hunsinger and Glenn Hunsinger, both of Athens, Pa.; and a sister, Marian Anspach of Athens; and several nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Babcock, June 30, 1963, two grandchildren, Roger Babcock May 8, 1992, and Thomas Jewett Nov. 30, 1993 and a brother, Earl Hunsinger. Friends may call at the Lowery funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa., Tuesday, from 4-6 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Wednesday at 2 p.m. with her pastor, Rev. Kenneth Crain officiating. Burial will be in the South Litchfield Cemetery, Litchfield, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
JILLSON - Harriett Jillson Arnold
Reporter Journal, Towanda, Pennsylvania - August 29, 1901
Mrs. Harriet Arnold, widow of George Arnold, died at her home at Bumpville on Aug 25, aged nearly 89 years. Two sons, A. C. of Athens and A. E. of Bumpville survive her. Funeral and internment were held yesterday at Bumpville.
KEIR, LESLIE A. Leslie A. Keir, 81, Litchfield, died at the Robert Packer Hospital on May 20, 1987. Born April 11, 1906 on Towner Hill, he was the son of Campbell and Ella Mae Marshall Keir. He was a retired dairy farmer and former employee of Cloverdale Farms. Mr. Keir’s wife, the former Hazel Bradley, preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dennis (Carol) Reed of Owego, NY; sons, Fred of Troy and Dale of Athens; brother Robert and sister, Mrs. Erma Schultz, both of Athens; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 30 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel in Nichols with burial to follow in Bumpville Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Blind Association. (TGR May 28, 1987)
KITTLE Patricia K. Cook
Softly in the morning, you heard a gentle call, you took the hand God offered you, and quietly left us all…Patricia K. Cook, 64, of Reynolds Road, Rome, Pa died on Monday morning, Jan. 17, 2011, at the Robert Packer Hospital. Patricia was born on Aug. 5, 1946 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania a daughter of the late Duane and Elma Lane Kittle. She spent her youth living in Tunkhannock, Pa., and at the age of twelve moved to Troy, Pa. She was a graduate of Troy High School Class of 1964. On March 20, 1965 at her parents’ home in Springfield, Pa., Patricia married Everett S. Cook Jr. and together they treasured 45 years of marriage. Patricia was devoted to her family and treasured the time spent with them. She volunteered in many ways for the organizations her children were active in; this included being a 4-H leader, Sunday School teacher and various activities at Northeast Bradford School. Patricia owned and operated her farm Melody meadows Jersey in Rome, Pa., and when not farming, she was an avid reader. She had a great gift of cook and baking and often shared her talents with family and friends. Patricia and Everett often opened their home and hearts to area children whether it was hosting a spring party or having a Christmas gathering. Her greatest enjoyment and light of her life was being able to spend time with her grandchildren and was so proud to be able to share photos and their stories with those she met. Patricia is survived by her husband, Everett S. Cook Jr.; daughters, Kandi Cook (Dean Kundrata) of Apalachin, N.Y., Holli (Leon) Mosier of Rome, Pa., Traci (Robert) Chatterton of Windsor, N.Y.; her mother, Jane Roloson Kittle of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; her grandchildren, Aubri and Allison Mosier, Lauren and Sarah Chatterton, Caitlyn and Dillon Kundrata; a sister, Laura Kittle (Kenetta Andrews) of Williamsport, Pa.; step sister, Nancy (Pat) Savage of Lykes, Pa.; step brothers, Glenn (Pamela) Roloson of Osseo, Wis., Richard (Rosemary) Roloson of Troy, Pa.; sisters-in-law, Beverly Skalanka, Ruth Clark both of Watertown, Conn., Sally Shielke of Naugatuck, Conn.; brother-in-law, John (Evelyn) Cook of South Carolina; her aunt, Jane (Mike) Wiernusz of Tunkhannock, Pa.; special friends, Andy and Brenda Forbes, Frank, Leona and Missy Franklin; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and their families also survive. Patricia was predeceased by her father, Duane Kittle in 2010; mother, Elma Lane Kittle in 1977; a brother, James Kittle in 1965; brother-in-law, Joseph Skolankia in 2003; mother-in-law and father-in-law Minnie and Everett S. Cook Sr.; father, Louis Maxwell in 1976; and her grandmother, Helen Cronk in 1988. A time of remembering the special gift Patricia was to all of us will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols with Rev. Kenneth Marple, of the Austinville Union Church, officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the S. Litchfield Cemetery. A luncheon and time of sharing will be held at the Bumpville Bible Church following the services. A period of visitation will be held on Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the North Central Sight Services, Attn: Robert Garrett, 2121 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701 in loving memory of Patricia K. Cook. Towanda Daily Review – January 19, 2011
KNIGHT Emory M. Knight Sr.
When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. Our loving husband, dad, grandpa, great grandpa and brother, Emory M. Knight Sr., 76, of Ridge Road, McGraw, N.Y., and formerly of Bumpville, Pa., died on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at his home. Emory was born on March 17, 1935 in Huntington, Vt., a son of the late William and Hazel (Walton) Knight. On Sept. 20, 1955 he married Evelyn Babcock and together they had ten children. A man of many trades, Emory was an auto mechanic for many area dealerships and owned his own scrap yard. In addition he enjoyed playing cribbage, traveling and hunting although his greatest treasure was the time spent with his family. Emory is survived by his wife of 55 years, Evelyn E. Babcock Knight; his children, Yvonne (Robert) Hall of Ulster, Pa., Carolyn "Sis" (Gordon) Darling of Virgil, N.Y., Emory Knight, Jr. of McGraw, N.Y., Evelyn J. "Eydie" Knight of McGraw, N.Y., Brian Knight of Otisville, N.Y., Wilma (Rick) Quaile of Cortland, N.Y., Gerald Knight of Elizabethtown, N.Y., Steven Knight of McGraw, N.Y., Virginia "Genny" Knight (LaVerne Hutt) of Alpine, N.Y.; sisters, Eliza Simard of Springfield, Mass., Marion "Nan" Benker of Middletown, N.Y.; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and a longtime friend, Edgar Neff Jr. of Apalachin, N.Y. He was predeceased by an infant son; his brothers, William, Stanley, Robert, Edward, David and Clayton; sisters Hazel Smith and Sarah "Sally" Walters. Funeral services and a celebration of Emory's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 20 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, with Pastor C. Kenneth Crain, officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the South Litchfield-Bumpville Cemetery. A period of visitation will be held on Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. Towanda Daily Review - May 16, 2011
LANTZ –SHARON D. STANTON, 63, of RR1, Ulster, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born April 11, 1942, Sayre, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ellsworth and Sadie Elliott Lantz. Sharon was an artist who was able to see and recreate the beauty of every moment, not only evident in her undying faith, but also in the strokes of her watercolor brush. She was a loving mother and deeply devoted grandmother. She touched many lives and will remain in the hearts of all who knew her. She is survived by: her son, Jason Stanton, her daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and David Vanderpool, Jr., and their children, Julie and Justin Vanderpool; brothers and sisters, Ellsworth Lantz, Jr., Joseph and Rosemary Lantz, Faith and Charles Eschenburg, Norlene and Duane Hunter, Nathan and Becky Lantz, Emory and Mary Lantz, Edgar and Virginia Lantz, Allegra and Greg Grenier, Garth and Connie Lantz and Delphine and Doug Bidwell, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by siblings George Lantz, Gwendolyn Stanton, Jewell Lantz, Hope Lantz and Duane Lantz. Friends and family may call on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006 at the Pilgrim Holiness Church, 701 S. Wilbur Ave., Sayre, Pa., with the viewing at 10 a.m. immediately followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. at the church with Rev. Paul Case officiating. Burial will be in the South Litchfield Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review.
LENT - Lucy Lent Arnold
Mrs. Adison C. Arnold died at her home in Athens Friday morning. She had suffered for the last 15 years from a fibrous tumor and Thursday morning arose feeling apparently as well as usual. She attended to her household duties until about 9:30 o'clock when she became suddenly ill and her condition grew rapidly worse until Friday morning, when the end came. Funeral services were conducted at the house Saturday evening at 7:30 o'clock, by Dr. Simson of the Methodist church and at the church at Bumpville Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. Mrs. Arnold's maiden name was Lucy E. Lent, and she was born in Rome township 61 years ago. She was married to Addison C. Arnold 43 years ago and had lived in Athens for the last 22 years. She leaves besides her husband, two sons, Elmer of Rome and Bernard of Litchfield, and two daughters, Mrs. Leon K. Lane and Mrs. U. J. Raub, both of Athens. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs Moore and Mrs, A. E. Arnold, both of Rome, and one brother, George E. Lent of Rochester, N. Y.
MEARS Clara A. Feusner
When someone you love becomes a memory….the memory becomes a treasure ~ Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend Clara A. Feusner, 87, of Litchfield (Struble Road, Athens, Pa ) died on Friday evening, March 16, 2012 at her home. Clara was born on October 1, 1924 in Montgomery Co., Pa a daughter of William and Violet Mears. She was a graduate of Hatfield High School where she participated in Field Hockey and Basketball. She continued her education and attended E. Stroudsburg University. A devoted wife and mother, Clara enjoyed spending time in her flower and vegetable gardens. Although her greatest pleasure was being surrounded by her family, cooking and canning. Clara was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Towanda, a member of the Litchfield Fire Auxiliary, Litchfield Ridge Runners and a Volunteer for the Mecial Corp of Lansdale. Clara is survived by her loving husband of nearly sixty-five years, Jacob “Jake” L. Feusner, Jr.; her children: Shirley (Scott) Wilson of Chalfont, Pa; Donald (Donna) Feusner; David Feusner all of Litchfield, Pa; brother Albert Mears of Horsham, Pa; sister Evelyn (Wallace) Hendricks of Harleysville, PA; grandchildren: Jessie (Michael) Friedman; Heather (Thomas) Prettyman; Kristy (David) Winnett; Megan (Andrew) Tiffany; Katie (Fred) Tiffany; great grandchildren: Brooke, Jacob, Alexis and Jacob. Her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law John and Claudia Feusner; Ernest and Jean Feusner; Ann Feusner; Several nieces, nephews, cousins and their families also survive. She was predeceased by her brother William Mears; sister Verna (Joe) Lindner; Harold Richard (Doris) Mears; brother-in-law: George Feusner; sisters-in-law Florence (Jim) Mairrano; Louise Mears. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories on Saturday, March 24th from 10 am until noon at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of Clara’s life will be held following calling hours at noon, with Pastor Jira Albers of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and Pastor James D. Donahoo, of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the South Litchfield Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA 18848 or the Litchfield Fire Dept., c/o James Drake, 1773 Lee Road, Sayre, Pa 18840 in loving memory of Clara A. Feusner. Funeral home obituary – March 20, 2012
Daily Review, William "Bill" D. NERO, 53, of Litchfield Township died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at his home. Born Aug. 5, 1950, in Elmira, N.Y., he was a son of the late Kenneth and Florence (Teeter) Nero. Bill was formerly employed by the Horseheads Holding Center in Horseheads, N.Y. He enjoyed hunting, woodworking and going to the races. His main interest in life encompassed his home and family, especially his grandchildren. Surviving are: his wife of 33 years, Jane (West) Nero at home; sons, William "Bill" (Karen) Nero of Athens, Robert (Judy) Nero of Warren Center, and James Nero and his fiancée, Amanda McConnell, of Waverly; seven grandchildren, Thomas, Greg, Jared, Heath, Dakota, Hunter and Colby; sisters, Linda Smith and fiancé Dave Lane of Gillett, Elizabeth (Alvin) Coats of Gillett and Sandra (Donald) Shores of Wellsburg. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Bill was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth "Butch" Nero Jr. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, N.Y. The funeral and committal service will be held following visitation at 4 p.m. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in South Litchfield Cemetery, Litchfield Township. Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman
NICHOLS - E. Louise Crain, 78, a resident of Wellsboro, PA and formerly of Canton, died Monday, February 14, 1994 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born May 21, 1915 in Rome, PA, she was a daughter of Raymond and Hazel Platt Nichols. She worked as nurse's aide at the Troy Community Hospital and the Bradford County Home Aide Services. Memberships included the Canton Presbyterian Church, now the Ecumenical Parish, and she was a former Lady Rebekah. Surviving are daughters, Marlene Ruddle of Hershey, PA, Joanne Mattocks of Towanda, Patsy May of Towanda, Hazel Anthony of Waverly and Jana Machmer of Canton RR 2; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister, Ruby Hansell of Canton and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, George, who died in 1986. Funeral services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on February 16 with the Rev. Mercy Kasambira officiating and interment to be in South Litchfield Cemetery, Litchfield Township, PA. (TGR, Thursday, February 17, 1994)
DANIEL O’SHEA, 87, of Troy RR 3, formerly of Windham Township, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 1994. Born June 6, 1907, in Hallstead, Pa., the son of Patrick J. and Ellen Thean O’Shea, he attended schools in Hallstead and Binghamton, N.Y. He served in the U.S. army from 1923 to 1928. He was an area farmer for most of his life. He worked for LeHigh Valley Railroad during World War II and for PennDOT. He is survived by his wife, Alice at home; his children and their spouses; Jeanne M. and Gerald Laninger of Athens. Daniel and Kathy O'Shea of Sayre; a son, Gerald of Sayre RR1; three grandchildren; Jeffrey Laninger of Monongahela, Pa. Mrs. James (Shannon) O’Shea Schmeig of Pittsburg, Kan., and Colleen O’Shea of Scranton, Pa.; two great-grandsons; Patrick and Robert Laninger of Monongahela; a sister, Helen McHugh of Great Bend, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Mary Dubar and Katherine Flick. There will be no calling hours. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the South Litchfield Cemetery, Litchfield, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
PECK - Vernon "Vern" C. Peck (March 9, 1943 - October
If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever….Surrounded by his family, Vernon C. Peck, of Bumpville, (RR 1, Ulster, Pa) went home to be with his Lord on Saturday morning, October 11, 2008. Affectionately known as Vern by his family and friends was born on March 9, 1943 in Towanda, Pa a son of Edward T. and Ruth P. (Rollison) Peck. He was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School class of 1961. On June 24, 1962 he married Connie Crain and together they shared 46 wonderful years of marriage. Vern was a retired employee of DuPont where he worked in research and development. He was a devoted member of the Bumpville Bible Church where he served as Deacon and as a Sunday school teacher. Vern enjoyed carpentry, gardening and being surrounded by the great outdoors. Although his greatest pleasure was being with his family and his special grandchildren. Vern is survived by his loving family, his wife Connie; son and daughter-in-law: Ben and Stephanie Peck of Barton, NY; his precious grandchildren: Megan and Nathan Peck; mother-in-law Helen Crain Young; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Jim and Linda Crain; Lora Antisdel and Don Parks; several nieces, nephews, cousins and their families also survive. Vern was predeceased by his parents Edward and Ruth Peck; a son Douglas Peck in 1967; grandson Joshua Benjamin Peck in 2004; father-in-law Elmer W. Crain in 1980; brother-in-law: Leigh Antisdel in 2002; sister-in-law: Rae Parks in 2007. Funeral services and celebration of Vern’s life will be held on Tuesday, October 14th at 1 pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols with his pastor and friend, Rev. Ron Dyer, officiating. Burial will follow in the Bumpville Cemetery. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held on Monday, October 13th from 4 to 7 pm at the funeral chapel. Memories and condolences for Vern’s family may also be shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Bumpville Bible Church Chair Fund, PO Box 238, Rome, PA 18837 in loving memory of Vern C. Peck. Suftin Funeral Home obit October 11, 2008. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
CARL E. POST, 61, of RR 2, Athens, Pa., died on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005. Born Dec. 23, 1943, in Towanda, Pa., he was the son of Jeffrey and Ruth Shores Post. Carl enjoyed the outdoors in hunting, fishing and camping. He was into cabinet making and even built his own home. He always gave more of himself than he expected of others. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was predeceased by and his sister, Helen Phillips, and his nephew, Eric Towner. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 27 years, Rena, at home; his children and stepsons, Jeffery and Tiffanie Post of Sayre, Pa., Rick and Teresa Owens of Athens, and Kevin Owens of Sayre; grandchildren, Ashley Post of Sayre, Kyliegh Post of Sayre, Tyler Seeley of Sayre, Stephanie Decker of Lockwood, N.Y., and Eric Owens of Owego, N.Y.; a brother, Floyd and Nancy Post of Towanda; a very special cousin, Dixie and Tom Wormer; special friends, Pete and Jenny Bellows of Athens; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Athens First United Methodist Church, 118 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Marty Bovee and the Rev. James Donahoo co-officiating. Burial will take place in South Litchfield (Bumpville) Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. –Towanda Daily Review.
James E. REYNOLDS, 55, Athens
12/11/2001 Towanda Daily Review
James E. Reynolds, 55, of R.R. 2, Athens, died Sunday at Robert Packer Hospital after an extended illness. He was born Dec. 18, 1945, in the Town of Barton, N.Y., the son of Edwin and Freda Miller Reynolds. He was a 1963 graduate of Sayre High School. Jim enjoyed hunting and fishing and wilderness camping. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of the Communications Workers of America No. 14167, AFL & CIO. He was preceded in death by his mother, Freda; sister, Joann; and brother, Steve. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Linda, at home; three sons and two daughters-in-law; Randy and Michelle Reynolds of Athens, Wade and Sherri Reynolds of Athens and Brian Reynolds of Lockwood, N.Y.; nine grandchildren, Jamie, Corey, Katie, Brittany, Bridget, Danielle, Brandon, Tanner and Brianna; father, Edwin, of Sayre; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas and Tammy Reynolds of Sayre and Eddy and Roberta Reynolds of the Poconos; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will follow, with the Rev. William Wells officiating, Burial will be in the South Litchfield Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701.
JAMES E. REYNOLDS, 55, of RR 2, Athens, died Sunday Dec. 9, 2001, at Robert Packer Hospital after an extended illness. He was born Dec. 18, 1945, in the town of Barton, N.Y., the son of Edwin and Freda Miller Reynolds. He was a 1963 graduate of Sayre High School. Jim enjoyed hunting and fishing and wilderness camping. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of the Communications Workers of America No. 14167, AFL & CIO. He was preceded in death by his mother, Freda; sister, Joann; and brother, Steve. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Linda, at home; three sons and two daughters-in-law; Randy and Michelle Reynolds of Athens, Wade and Sherri Reynolds of Athens and Brian Reynolds of Lockwood, N.Y.; nine grandchildren, Jamie, Corey, Katie, Brittany, Bridget, Danielle, Brandon, Tanner and Brianna; father, Edwin of Sayre; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas and Tammy Reynolds of Sayre and Eddy and Roberta Reynolds of the Poconos; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will follow with the Rev. William Wells officiating. Burial will be in the South Litchfield Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
JAMES WILLIAM REYNOLDS, 34, of Ulster RR 1 (Rome Township), affectionaly known and “Big Jim” by his family and friends, died suddenly at his home following a heart attack (Sept. 1995). Jim was born on May 3, 1961, in Waverly, the son of James Reynolds, and the late Florence Connelly Reynolds. On Aug. 25, 1984, in Rome Township, Jim married Vickie Moore and together they have shared many fond memories which will always be a special part of her life. Jim spent many hours with family and friends turkey hunting, fishing, and bowling and was a member of the Barry Bowen’s Race Team in which he sponsored and took part in the pit crew. He was a member of the Towanda-Ulster Men’s 700 League, the Friday Night Mixed Bowling League which was held at Shamrock Lanes, North Easter Rod and Gun Club, and a supporter of the Rome Fire Company. With Jim’s passing he also gave life by being a tissue and bone donor, and the family asks that others will consider doing the same, Jim had touched many lived and will always be remembered for the caring and thoughtfulness he showed towards others. In addition to his father, James, “Red” of Ulster RR 1 (Rome Township) he is survived by his wife of 11 years Vickie, at home; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Patricia and Carl Beers, Millport; Gloria and Jan Park, Rome; Darlene and Earl Williams, East Smithfield; and Linda and James Crain, Rome; several aunts and uncles; his special nieces and nephews; Shannon, Amy, Carla, Jake, Kim and Kyle; a great-nephew Seth; and several cousins; his mother-in-law, and father-in-law, Carol and Dale Hosmer, Tioga Center; Donald and Glenda Moore, Rome; and his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Penny and Bryan Rice of Ithaca. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1995 at 11 a.m. from the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 Main St., Nichols, N.Y., with Pastor Ron Head officiating. Interment will be held in the Bumpville Cemetery. The family will receive their friends on Monday from 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the chapel. Friends who wish may remember the Windham Ambulance in memory of James W. Reynolds send contributions of Kelly S. Pakes, Secretary, RR2, Box 323 Robe, Pa. in Jim’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
REYNOLDS - BEERS, Patricia J.
Our hearts still ache in sadness and secret tears still flow, what it meant to lose you, no one will ever know….Our loving wife, mom, grandma and sister, Patricia J. Beers, 63, of Watkins Road, Millport, NY, died on Thursday morning, July 3, 2008, following a courageous battle with cancer. Pat was born on July 4, 1944 in Endicott, NY, a daughter of James P. and Florence (Connelly) Reynolds. She was a longtime employee of ISTC in Horseheads. Devoted to her family, Pat treasured the time spent with them and especially enjoyed the many visits to Seneca Lake. In addition, she also was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed crocheting. Pat is survived by her husband, Carl, of 45 years; her daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Michael Pack of Woodsfield, OH; her dog, "Buddy"; her grandson, Seth Pack of Woodsfield, OH; sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Jim Crain, Gloria and Jan Park, Darlene and Fred Capel, all of Rome, PA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bernard and Frieda Beers of Athens, PA, Rita Smith of Niverville, NY, Vickie Reynolds of Rome, PA. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends also survive. Pat was predeceased by her parents; and her brother, Jimmy Reynolds. Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services and celebration of Pat's life on Sunday, July 6th, at 1 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 South Main St., Nichols, with Pastor Ron Dyer officiating. Interment will be in the South Litchield Cemetery, Bumpville. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held on Saturday, July 5th, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/4/2008.
RICHARDS Eleanor M. Gibbs, 84, widow
of George W. Gibbs, of RR 1, Ulster, Pa. (Ghent), died
Sunday morning, Feb. 21, 2010, at her home. Born May 15, 1925, in Sayre, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Floyd Richards and Edna Nichols Richards. Eleanor attended North Ghent and Sheshequin schools. In earlier years, she was employed by the Blue Swan in Sayre. Eleanor loved reading and sewing. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her cats. Surviving are: her son, Norman W. Gibbs, and his wife Joanne of Ghent; her daughter Elaine M. Kinner and her husband Chris of Ghent; her granddaughters Stephanie Stamile and her husband Craig of Onancock, Va., Corrina Kinner of Ghent, and Abby Boss of Ulster RR 1; one great-granddaughter, Ella Mae Boss; her sister Vivian Bennett of Sayre, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband George W. Gibbs on Dec. 23, 2005; her brother Roland Richards; and her sisters Norma Petry and Eunice MERRILL. The funeral service will be held at noon Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Doug Abbey of the New Generation Church, Milan, Pa. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until noon Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the South Litchfield Cemetery, Litchfield Twp., Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850, in Eleanor M. Gibbs memory. RHW. February 23, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
ROBINSON Anna E. Crain
92, of Bumpville Rd., died on Sunday, April 22, 2012, following a period of declining health. Anna was born on Aug. 18, 1919 in Athens, a daughter of the late Jesse Earl and Nevah Robinson. In her earlier years, Anna was employed with Sayre Lingerie and assisted her husband Clarence with the operation of the farm. She enjoyed cooking although her greatest pleasure was being surrounded by her family. Anna will be greatly missed by her sons and daughters-in-law, C. Kenneth and Ruth Crain and Keith L. and Karen Crain all of Bumpville; a sister, Ruby Robinson Durrand of Athens; over seventy grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence Kellogg Crain, on July 3, 1985, her sons, Charles Richard Bennett and William Jesse Bennett, grandchildren, Thomas Joseph Bennett and Teresa Bennett Hrubes, a great grandson, Bruce Michael Hrubes, brothers Earl, Donald, Jesse and George Robinson; and a sister, Mabel Fassett. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of Anna's life at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 29 at the Windham Summit Bible Church. A luncheon and time of sharing will follow the service. Interment and prayers of committal were held at the convenience of the family in the Bumpville Cemetery. Pallbearers were Brian Bennett, Scott Bennett, Steven Crain and Jason Crain. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Bumpville Bible Church, PO Box 238, Rome, PA 18837 or Memorial Hospital Hospice, 91 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 in loving memory of Anna E. Crain. Towanda Daily Review – April 25, 2012
ROBINSON Anna E. Crain
92, of Bumpville Rd., died on Sunday, April 22, 2012, following a period of declining health. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of Anna’s life on Sunday, April 29, at 3 p.m. at the Windham Summit Bible Church. A luncheon and time of sharing will follow the service. Interment and prayers of committal were held at the convenience of the family in the Bumpville Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Brian Bennett, Scott Bennett, Steven Crain and Jason Crain. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Bumpville Bible Church, PO Box 238, Rome, Pa. 18837 or Memorial Hospital Hospice, 91 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. 18848 in loving memory of Anna E. Crain. Sayre Morning Times – April 27, 2012
STRUBLE - Alice Struble O'Shea, 97, diedon Sunday, March 1, 2009, at the Sayre House Inc. Sayre, Pa. She was born Aug. 25, 1911, at the family homestead near Vawter, Pa., one of eight children of the late Wiley and Bernice Cooper Struble. Alice attended the Vawter and White schools in Bradford County. She attended the Windham Summit Church as a youth and following her marriage. As a young girl growing up on her parents' farm, Alice learned quickly the value of hard work, the practice of which followed nearly all the days of her life. She loved horses and was an excellent rider. On June 6, 1935, she married Daniel P. O'Shea at Rome, Pa. For a time they lived in Hallstead, Pa., but soon returned to Struble Road, where they lived for a time in the house where Alice was born. They then lived on farms they purchased on West Road and North Macafee Road. Alice will long be remembered for the lovely crocheted afghans she crafted, gave as gifts and sold. She kept the cellar full of preserves from her garden — her jams and jellies were the best — and the smell of fresh bread, and cinnamon rolls were common aromas in her kitchen. Alice had a passion for worrying and caring for others. She was a member of the Litchfield Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and in 1986 received a pin for perfect attendance. She was predeceased by her mother, 1934; father, 1958; husband, Daniel, 1994; sisters Francis Bradley, 1989, Jessie Park, 1993, and Marion Russell, 1997; and brothers Harold, 1906, Alvin, 1920, and Harley, 1924. Alice is survived by her children, Jeanne and Gerald Laninger of Athens, Pa, Daniel O'Shea and Sharon Sindoni of Nichols, N.Y., and Gerald O'Shea of Athens; three grandchildren, Jeffrey and Leslie Laninger of State College, Pa., Shannon and James Schmieg of Athens, and Colleen and Jeffrey Patterson of Athens; four great-grandchildren, Patrick and Robert Laninger of State College, Amelia Patterson of Athens and Gretchen Schmieg of Athens; sister Helen and Harry Horton of North Rome, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. A private graveside service was held Saturday, March 7, at the South Litchfield Cemetery with the Rev. David Hritcko, a friend of the family, officiating. Family provided flowers. Arrangements were under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. Burial was in South Litchfield Cemetery, Litchfield, Pa. Pallbearers were Jeffrey Laninger, Patrick Laninger, James Schmeig and Jeffrey Patterson. A luncheon was held at the Lowery Life Appreciation Center following the services. The family wishes to thank the caring staff at the Sayre House Inc. for the care given to Alice, also her friends and family for calls and visits, especially Jean Phillips, Laura, David, Lillian Shores and Alice West. Thank you to Lowery Funeral Home Staff and the staff at Towanda PCH. Memorial donations may be made in Alice's memory to: Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850, or Sayre House Inc., Recreation Dept., 1001 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840. RHW. Towanda Dailey Review, 8 March 2009.
STRUBLE - Mr. and Mr. Charles Struble of North Rome, mourn the death of their five week old child, which occurred yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Besides his parents, he leaves one brother and one sister. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock at the house and at the Bumpville Church at 12. Burial will be in Bumpville Cemetery. Submitted by Reva Wagner. Taken from the Daily Review 26 April 1911.
Daily Review Henry J. "Speed" VanBUREN, 81, of 101 Holly
St. Sayre, Pa. died Sunday, May 2, 2004 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born in
Towanda, Pa. Feb. 17, 1923, the son of Henry J. Sr. and Nellie Johnson
VanBuren, he was a graduate of Towanda High School. He served in the U.S. Air
Force during World War II in the North African Theater. He was employed in the
G.E. Foundry in Elmira. Henry played Pro Football with the former American
Football League, the Philadelphia Generals. He was an avid football and
baseball fan. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, at home, his children;
Stephen VanBuren and his finance Morgan Randall of Sayre, Pa; Wayne and Cindy
Sessaman of Athens, Pa; Gary Sessaman of Athens; Joyce Gillette of Long Island,
N.Y.; Jackie Clark of Athens; Judy Sessaman of Sayre, Pa.; and June Sessaman of
Athens, 15 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and his two loving dogs, Sassy
and Prince. Family and friends may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc.
225 South Main St. Athens, Pa. Wednesday from noon until 2 p.m. Funeral
services will follow there at 2 p.m. with Rev. Philip Maengza, pastor of the
Mennonite Church, East Athens, Pa. officiating. Burial will be in the South
Litchfield Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Submitted by Carol Brotzman
Litchfield Twp., Bradford Co., PA
CHRISTINE C. VAN SICE, 94, of Interlaken, N.Y., and formerly of Rome Township, Pa., died on Nov. 14, 2005 at Lakeside Nursing Home, Ithaca, N.Y., where she had resided for a brief time. Born on June 26, 1911 in Rome Township, Christine was a daughter of the late Amos and Anna (Dutton) Van Sice. She was predeceased by her husband, Glenn H. Van Sice in 1956, her two sisters, Margery Van Sice and Blanche Horton, and grandsons, B.J. Becker and Greg Barrows. She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Velma Barrows, of Shirley, Mass., and Mary and Carl Becker, of Interlaken, N.Y., and her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Lois Van Sice, of Jackson, N.J., seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Christine was an avid reader and enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening. She was an artisan with a crochet hook and shared many of her afghans, doilies and other handmade treasures with her loved ones. Her family will receive friends on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 South Main St., Nichols. A celebration of her life will follow there at 1 p.m. with Rev. C. Kenneth Crain, Pastor of the Windham Summit bible Church officiating. Private interment will be in South Litchfield Cemetery. Those wishing may kindly consider directing memorials to the Windham Summit Bible Church in loving memory of Christine C. Van Sice. –Towanda Daily Review
LESTER M. WEST, 81 of Litchfield died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001 at his home after an extended illness. He was born Aug. 9, 1920 in Litchfield the son of Benjamin and Lelia Struble West. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, square dancing, tinkering with mechanical equipment and shooting his rifle, pistol and shotgun. He was predeceased by his brother, Clayton west and a baby son, Lester L. West. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Alice at home; son and daughter-in-law, Lavern I. and Irene west of Wysox; daughter and son-in-law, Jane and bill Nero of Athens; daughter, Angela Moe of Athens; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Family and friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will follow there wit the Rev. Kenneth Crain, pastor of the Windham Summit Bible Church officiating. Burial will be in the South Litchfield Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 4 Box 154, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review