Camptown Cemetery, Wyalusing, Bradford
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GALLAGHER Catherine H. Cruz
age 68, of RR 1, Box 108C, Stevensville, Pa., died Friday evening, Feb. 18, 2011. Catherine was a daughter of James and Helen (Sullivan) Gallagher, born on Long Island, N.Y., Nov. 22, 1942. On Feb. 18, 2011, she and Richard L. Cruz, Sr. celebrated their 51st anniversary. Catherine was a Past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 70, Meshoppen, Pa. She enjoyed baking Christmas cookies during the holidays. She enjoyed spending time watching her children in their various school activities and then later her grandchildren. She especially enjoyed watching her grandson wrestle. She is survived by her loving husband Richard, of Stevensville; her son Richard Jr., Wyalusing; her daughter Dawn (Tom) Rogers, Guildhall, Vt., two step-granddaughters, Tane' Cruz and Gina Genoble; two grandsons, Richard III and Thomas Jr.; two granddaughters, Olivia and Emma-Mae; a great-granddaughter Rorri; and a sister Helen Delillo, Stoney Brook, N.Y. She was predeceased by her parents; parents' in-laws; two brother-in-laws; and her brother. Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Camptown cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the American Heart Association or the Lupus Foundation. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. Towanda Daily Review – February 21, 2011
GALLOWAY Emma J.
Daily Review August 5, 2009
Emma J. Galloway Mader Whitney, 81, of Towanda RR 4, Monroe Twp., formerly of Wysox, Pa., died early Tuesday morning, Aug. 4, 2009, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law Cathy and Gordon Gowin, with whom she resided. Emma was born Sept. 29, 1927, in Forty Fort, Pa., the daughter of the late Silas Galloway and Viola Harring Galloway. She was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 24 years until her retirement in 1987. Emma's life surrounded her family and she especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and working among her flowers. Emma was a member of the Wyalusing Methodist Church and the Sylvania Women's Club. She is survived by: her children, Harry Mader and his wife Jeanni Mader of Stevensville, Pa., Carl Mader and his wife Bonnie Mader of Wyalusing RR 1, Pa., Donna Brown and her husband Jim Brown of Towanda RR 6, Pa., and Cathy Gowin and her husband Gordon Gowin of Towanda RR 4, Pa.; nine grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; brothers Edgar Galloway of Reading, Pa., and Harry Galloway and his wife Phyllis Galloway of Baker, Ore.; a sister, Neva Pond of Reading, Pa.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Max Whitney, on March 25, 1989; a daughter, Karen Jane Mader; a son, Ronald Mader; brothers Emory Galloway, Charles Galloway and Winford Reed; and sisters Edith VanDeMark, Mildred Galloway and Daisy Galloway. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Interment will follow in the Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, Pa. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be directed to Guthrie Hospice, Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840, in Emma J. Whitney's memory. Submitted by Carol Brotzman. I would like to note she was first married to Robert "Slim" Mader. She shares a headstone in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery with her second husband Max Whitney but has chosen to be buried in the Camptown Cemetery.
GARDNER DAVID "HAP"
Daily Review on 8/20/2007
David "Hap" Gardner, age 66, of Lime Hill, Wyalusing, Pa., went home to be with his Lord and Savior after a long, difficult battle with leukemia. David died on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007, at the farm he loved and helped nurture for many years, and the home of Betty and the late Donald Hillis. He was born in Sayre, on Jan. 27, 1941, a son of Catherine Gardner and Silas Benjamin.David lived most of his life in the Wyalusing area after coming to work for the Hillises in the 1950s. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in January 1961, serving 1½ years in Korea as a teletype radio operator, and three years in the Army Reserves. Upon his return from the Army he worked at General Motors and Westinghouse for a time until taking a job at GTE Sylvania, currently OSRAM Sylvania in Towanda, where he worked and enjoyed many friends for 38 years. Dave attended the Spring Hill United Methodist Church, where he possessed many dear friends including his pastor, Diane Prentice. David enjoyed an impressive bowling hobby for many years. He also always enjoyed growing a garden at each house on the hill, planting flowers and feeding many kinds of birds. Every chance he got he enjoyed all hunting seasons with a host of friends from Philadelphia, and here in the area. His greatest joys in life included giving to and helping others, spending time with his grandchildren, riding four-wheelers and farming. Even in June while he was having some good days he mowed a big cross in a field near the house so he could enjoy looking at it from the porch. Dave was affectionately known as "Peep" to his grandchildren and Cody. Surviving are his daughters, Tammy (Tony) Szlasa of Columbia Cross Roads and Judy Gardner of Wyalusing; his grandchildren, Leonice Jones and Keshon Gardner, also of Wyalusing; a sister, Susan VanNess of Athens; two brothers: Joseph (Mary) Walburn of Canton and Jim Walburn; a special aunt, Lucy Hemenway of Towanda; and by several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by special friends Betty Hillis; Faith and David Jaynes; and Ava, Rick and Cody Tunnicliff. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Linda; a brother, Guy Walburn; a brother-in-law, Dennis VanNess; an aunt, Josephine Vanderpool; and by a special friend, Donald Hillis. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at McHenry Funeral Home, with the Rev. Diane Prentice, his pastor, of the Spring Hill United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Camptown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial contributions may make them to: Memorial Hospital Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. 18848; or the Spring Hill United Methodist Church, c/o Susan Berkley, R.R. 1, Box 165, Wyalusing, Pa. 18853, in memory of David E. Gardner. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
GARRIS - Mrs. Lydia Garris Casselbury, widow of John Casselbury, died Saturday, September 24,1966, at her home in Herrickville. She was 72. Born May 11th,1894, Mrs. Casselbury is survived by two sons, Harold of Wyalusing,R.D.2, and Ralph of Stevensvillel five daughters, Mrs. Harry Camp of Wyalusing R.D.2, Mrs. Lee Forker of Stevensville, Mrs. Roy Saymen of Kirkwood NY., Mrs. Donald Johnson of Athens and Miss Alice Casselbury at home; three brothers, James Garris of Laceyville, Lynn Garris of Stevensville, and Clark Garris of Elmira; 26 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 at the Herrickville Methodist Church, the Rev.Norman Kase officiating. Burial was in the Camptown Cemetery. - Newspaper Source; The Wyalusing Rocket.
HAIRE Orville Charles Haire
was born Feb. 26, 1911, in Rush, Pa., to Charles Haire and Mina Wilbur Haire. He died May 3, 2013, in North Port, Fla. at age of 102. Mr. Haire was married to Leona Margaret Kissel in 1937. They were married for 71 years. Mr. Haire is survived by three daughters, Margaret Mina Varhus, Doris (Gary) Cummings and Bonnie Agnes Robbins (Larry, deceased); six grandchildren, Kristofor (Elizabeth) Varhus, Erik Varhus, Corrie Cummings, Casine Cummings, Travis (Michelle) Robbins, Lianne Robbins; five great-grandchildren, Wilson Varhus, Erik James Varhus, Morgan Cummings, Lily Robbins, Violet Robbins; and one sister-in-law, Harriet Haire; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Haire was preceded in death by his wife Leona, who died Aug. 9, 2008, at the age of 93; three brothers, Oliver (Jane), Emory (Martha), and Vernon; two sisters, Eula (Wright) Giffen and Venita (Vinette) Alderson. After graduating from Rush High School in 1929, he worked several years at 1900 Washer Factory in Binghamton, N.Y. He then bought a dairy farm in Myersburg, Pa. While farming, he went to school at Penn State University to become an artificial inseminator of cows. While farming, he worked for the Northeastern Breeding Co-op Association as a field agent, besides being their bookkeeper. In 1957, he sold the farm, moved to Towanda, Pa., and became a partner of a used car business. After a few years, he bought his partner out and became a dealer for the American Motors Corporation in Towanda, Pa. He won many trips and awards for meeting company quotas. He retired in 1974 and moved to North Port, Fla. Mr. Haire loved to play golf and had three holes-in-one. He also loved his computer. He bought his first computer in late 1970s. He had number of computers and enjoyed playing the stock market on them. He loved to read westerns. He reached the rank of The Rightfull Worship Grand Master in the Masons, of whom he was a member since Feb. 4, 1948. He was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, Wysox, Pa. A committal service will be held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 14, 2013, at the Camptown Cemetery. Pastor David Dewing from the Camptown Presbyterian Church will be presiding. Towanda Daily Review – August 27, 2013
HAWLEY Margaret "Peggy" H
Margaret "Peggy" H. (Hawley) Jayne, 80, of Mesa, AZ died peacefully on March 22, 2006 in Mesa. She was born June 3, 1925 on Spring Hill in Bradford County, PA to Charles and Viola (Dent) Hawley. Peggy is survived by her husband of 61 years, Clarence, and her 3 sons, Clancy (Kathleen) of Phoenix, Tim (Lisa), and John (Vicki) of Mesa. Clarence and Peggy moved to Mesa in 1957 where they raised their family and became active members in the community. She will be remembered for her long-standing commitment to serving others. Peggy served as the Director of Christian Education at 1st United and Velda Rose United Methodist Churches in Mesa. She retired from Citibank (United Bank) in 1986. Upon retirement, Peggy founded the Ugly Quilt Program in Mesa, making sleeping bags from scraps for valley homeless. Her dedicated service was recognized in 1997 as a recipient of the Mesa Citizen of the Year. Peggy also enjoyed traveling, visiting all 48 continental states with her husband. She enjoyed her 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. A service will be held on Sunday, March 26 at 4:00 p.m. at Melcher's Mortuary Chapel of the Roses, 43 S. Stapley in Mesa. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Hospice of the Valley to benefit Arbor Rose, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85214. Published in the East Valley Tribune on 3/24/2006. Contributed by Carol Brotzman (It is my understanding she will be buried in June 2006 in the Spring Hill Cemetery about the time of her Camptown High School reunion.)
HAWLEY Margaret Hawley Jayne - 6/8/2006 Wyalusing
A memorial service will be held for Margaret Hawley Jayne on June 17 at 2:30 p.m. at the Camptown Cemetery. Margaret “Peggy” H. Jayne, 80, of Mesa, AZ, died peacefully on Saturday, March 22, 2006 in Mesa. She was born June 3, 1925 on Spring Hill in Bradford County, PA, to Charles and Viola Hawley. Peggy is survived by her husband of 61 years, Clarence, and her three sons and daughters-in-law, Clancy and Kathleen of Phoenix, Tim and Lisa and John and Vicki of Mesa. The family invites their friends to join them for this service. Submitted by Carol Brotzman
HAY Robert P. Hay
age 80, of Ballibay, (near Camptown) died peacefully on Sunday, April 1, 2012, with his loving family at his side. Bob was born in Waverly, N.Y. on June 10, 1931, a son of the late Paul and Rosa Clark Hay. He graduated from Wyalusing High School in the class of 1949. After high school he went to work on his family'sdairy farm, and drove school bus for a number of years. He met his wife to be, the former Lillie Brought on a family trip to Middletown, They were married on Aug. 27, 1960, having recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. When Charmin opened their new plant in Mehoopany, he started in their maintenance department and eventually ended up in their environmental engineering group, from which he retired. Just prior to retiring from P&G, he started his own travel business, Hay's Travel, with locations in Wysox and Athens, which he ran for ten years. In retirement he enjoyed working around the farm, and wintering in Florida. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Bob was a member of the Towanda Masonic Lodge, the International Order of Odd Fellows and The Towanda Lions Club; he was a past president of the Towanda Rotary Club and a past president of the Bradford County Shrine Club. He served on the Bradford County Planning Commission, as a Herrick Township Supervisor and a past president of the Pennsylvania Planning Commission. Surviving are his wife, Lillie Hay of Wyalusing; daughter and son-in-law Sharon (Matt) Cobb of Wyalusing; son and daughter-in-law Jeffrey (Nicolette) Hay of Palm Harbor, Fla.; grandchildren Riley and Grayden Cobb of Wyalusing and Connor and Ryan Cobb of Palm Harbor, Fla. He was predeceased by a daughter, Judy Hay. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 6, 2012 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with William Eberhardt, speaking. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery, Camptown. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evening, April 5, 2012 at the funeral home and from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Friday. Towanda Masonic Lodge No. 106 will have a service at 5:40 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge 1152, Wysox will have a service at 7 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations in Bob's name can be made to Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850, or a charity of your choice. Towanda Daily Review – April 3, 2012
CURTIS JEFFREY HEMENWAY, 13, of Water St., Camptown, died Friday afternoon, March 4, 1994, in Camptown, Pa. Born Oct. 30, 1980, in Towanda, Pa., he was a son of Roger and Rose Brotzman Hemenway. Curtis attended the Camptown Elementary School and was a seventh grade student at the Wyalusing Area Jr.-Sr. High School Curtis enjoyed baseball, basketball, football, bowling, hunting, NASCAR racing and drawing. He is survived by: his mother, Rose Brotzman Hemenway of Lawton, Pa.; his father and step-mother, Roger and Linda Crawford Hemenway, with whom he resided in Camptown; a brother, Michael Hemenway of Montrose; a sister and brother-in-law; Michelle and Victor Blum of Dalzel, S.C.: a half-brother, Nathaniel Hemenway; two step-sisters, Amy and Katie Green and a step-brother, Mat Green, all of Camptown; maternal grandmothers; Betty Brotzman of Dushore and Doris Brotzman of Tunkhannock; paternal grandmother, Lucy Hemenway of Towanda; step-grandparents Frederick and Sally Ross of Herrickville; maternal great-grandmother Florence Brotzman of Tunkhannock; step-great-grandfather, Paul Strong, Sr. of Herrickville; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Bryce Brotzman and by his paternal grandfather, Myles Hemenway. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral and committal service will be held Wednesday, March 9, 1994, at 11 a.m. at the Camptown Community Church with the Rev. Jane Fykus, Rev. Joyce Warner and Rev. Annie Canfield, officiating. The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Camptown Community Church Sunday School in Curtis Jeffrey Hemenway’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
HENDERSHOT –MRS. GERTRUDE HELEN CHAMLUVIER age 89, of Lime Hill, Bradford County, Pa., died peacefully on Sunday, June 18, 2006, at the Highlands in LaPorte. Gertrude was born March 16, 1917, on Spring Hill a daughter of the late Edward and Flora Lattimer Hendershot. She graduated from the Camptown High School as valedictorian of the class of 1935. She married Royal C. Champluvier of Laceyville on June 8, 1935, and he predeceased her on Aug. 4, 1989. Gertrude was a loving spouse, mother and grandmother. She was a homemaker and enjoyed reading and crocheting and especially cooking at many family gatherings. She was a member of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Richard Latimer of Towanda, Pa.; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Kay Champluvier of Lime Hill, Pa.; a sister, Helen Dickerson of Canton, Pa.; a brother-in-law, DeWayne Champluvier of Newport, Maine; a sister-in-law, Iva Champluvier of Laceyville, Pa.; eight grandchildren, Christopher Latimer, Melissa (Gordon) Brassfield, Steven (Kelly) Latimer, Michael (Kelly) Latimer, Kelly (Paul) McNemar, Amy Champluvier, Holly Champluvier and Bryan (Jessica) Champluvier; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21, at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Barry R. Ballard, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. The family will provide the flowers. Memorials may be directed to the Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 25, Wyalusing, Pa. or the Wyalusing Public Library, P.O. Box 98, Wyalusing, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
HILLIS DONALD ERWIN
Donald Erwin Hillis, age 80, of Wyalusing R.R. 1, died at the Robert Packer Hospital, in Sayre, on Dec. 16, 2002, following surgery for a broken hip. Donald was born on Aug. 24, 1922, at his family home in Rummerfield to Erwin and Emily Robinson Hillis. He attended Camptown School and graduated in the Class of 1941. He served in the United States Army in the Western Pacific as a sergeant with the 1717th Signal Service Company as a high-speed radio operator from October 1942 until January 1946. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and World War II Victory Medal of the Asiatic Pacific Campaign, with two Bronze Stars. After his discharge, he returned to his home in Rummerfield, where he owned and operated a dairy farm and drove milk truck for a number of years. In 1989 he retired from milking, but still maintained his farm until his passing. His farm and family were his life. He married the former Betty Otis in 1953. They raised two daughters, and ran the farm side by side. They also parented, and grandparented countless other young people through the years. Don was a lifetime member of the Dairymen's League and served as secretary for a time. He served as a Herrick Township supervisor for many years, and was a lay leader in the Camptown Church, of which he was still a member. Don leaves behind his wife of 49 years, Betty; daughters, Faith and David Jaynes of Rummerfield, Ava and Ricky Tunnicliff of Rummerfield; and his grandson and "special little buddy," Cody Allan Tunnicliff. Other survivors are a brother, Ralph Hillis, and wife Ann of Hudson, Fla.; sisters Doris and Gene Sharer of Spring Hill, Joan and Frank Rockefeller of Friendsville, and ary Agnes and Chet Ostrowsky of Rummerfield; and many nieces and nephews. Don also enjoyed two "special" children, Leonice Jones and Keshan Gardner of Rummerfield. Don was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Kenneth; and by an infant brother, Wayne. Don was always ready to lend a helping hand and knew the right meaning of being a true neighbor. He enjoyed cutting wood, hunting and visiting with the hay customers. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and "PaPa Don" to so many. He will be greatly and sadly missed by all. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 19, at 2 p.m. in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, with the Rev. Helen Learn, his pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Camptown Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to call on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, at McHenry Funeral Home in Wyalusing from 4 to 7 p.m., and on Thursday, from 1 p.m. until the time of funeral service. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the HOPS Ambulance, the Wysox Ambulance Association or the Wyalusing Ambulance in Mr. Hillis' memory. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
HILLIS EDWIN B., of Herrick Twp. Dies At age 75 on Saturday morning, May 11,1974 at the Montrose General Hospital after a brief illness. He was born in Herrick Twp and had been a life long resident there. He was a member of the Camptown Community Church. He owned and operated a farm in Herrick Township, and when he retired from farming, he worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Highways for a number of years. He is survived by his wife Emily Robinson Hillis; three daughters, Mrs Gene (Doris) Sharer, Spring Hill; Mrs Chester (Mary) Ostrowsky, Herrick Township; Mrs. Frank (Joan) Rockerfeller, Friendsville, Pa.; three sons, Donald, Herrick twp; Ralph, Niagara Falls; and Kenneth, Niagara Falls; 11 grandchildren and several nieces. Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Kenneth D. Kerr Funeral Home, Wyalusing. The Rev. Al B. Jayne, pastor of the Camptown Community Church, officiated. Interment was in the Camptown Cemetery. Wyalusing Rocket Courier-1974. Submitted by Bonny Sutton
HINES James Hines
buried in the Camptown Cemetery. Died November 16, 1958. I do not know what paper it came from. James Hines, 77, of Herickville, Pa., died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at his home. He is survived by a son, William Hines of Endicott; three daughters, Mrs. Gus (Marion) Shellenberger of Endicott, Mrs. Paul (Gertrude) Strong of Herrickville and Mrs. Marguerite Brown of Canton, Pa., and several grandchildren. The body was moved to the Tiffany Funeral Home, Wyalusing, Pa., where friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m.
HINES - Joseph R. Hines Sr., 63, of Page Manor, 502 Church St. Athens, died Tuesday morning, Jan 9, 1996, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Joseph was born Feb. 29, 1932, in Sayre. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. Joseph was employed as an equestrain groomer for several racing institutions in Florida, Kentucky and Delaware. Surviving are: a son, Joseph Hines Jr., of Michigan; two daughters, Debra Trasko of MI., and Linda Hollenbeck of MI; four grandchildren; two half brothers, Paul Strong Jr. of Camptown and John Strong of Herrikville; three half-sisters, Sally Ross of Herrickville, Patricia Edwards of Towanda, Joyce Frisbie of Athens RR1; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral and committal service will be held Thursday, Jan 11, 1996, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home,, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Jane Pykus, Pastor of the Herrickville United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be at a later date in the Camptown Cemetery, Camptown. Friends may call Thursday one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. RHW. Towanda Daily Review 24 Dec. 1996
HINES Marguerite - Canton Woman Dies
Mrs. Marguerite Hines Brown, 67, of 77 E. Union St., Canton, died at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira Thursday evening, Feb. 2, after an extended illness. She was born in Herrick Township, Bradford County, Aug. 2, 1910, a daughter of James Patrick and Alma Comstock Hines. She worked for the Swayze Folding Box Company in Canton for 11 years and retired in 1965 on disability. Two sons preceded her in death, James Brown in 1958 and Calvin Brown in 1949. Her survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Ruth) Brown of Canton and Mrs. Bernard (Martha) Greene of Grover; three sons, Gerald Brown and Keith Brown, both of Canton, and William Brown of Florida; three stepsons, Alfred Brown of Elmira Heights, Thomas Brown of Montour Falls, N.Y., and Robert Brown of Montour Falls, N.Y.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Leo (Mary) Kayian of Johnson City, N.Y. and Mrs. Gerald (Frances) Potter of Binghamton, N.Y.; two sisters,The Rev. Duane Taylor, pastor of the Alba Christian Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Camptown Cemetery.
HINES –MRS. MARGUERITE HINES BROWN, 67, of 77 E. Union St., Canton, died at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira Thursday evening, Feb. 2, 1978, after an extended illness. She was born in Herrick Township, Bradford County, Aug. 2, 1910, a daughter of James Patrick and Alma Comstock Hines. She worked for the Swayze Folding Box Company in Canton for 11 years and retired in 1965 on disability. Two sons preceded her in death, James Brown in 1958 and Calvin Brown in 1949. Her survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Ruth) Brown and Keith Brown, both of Canton, and William Brown of Florida; three stepsons, Alfred Brown of Elmira Heights, Thomas Brown of Montour Falls, N.Y., and Robert Brown of Montour Falls, N.Y.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Leo (Mary) Kayian of Johnson City, N.Y., and Mrs. Gerald (Frances) Potter of Binghamton, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Gertrude) Strong of Herrickville and Mrs. Gus (Marion) Shellenberger of Florida; one brother, William Hines of New Port Richie, Fla.; 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral and committal services will be held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The Rev. Duane Taylor, pastor of the Alba Christian Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Camptown Cemetery.
CLAIR F. HITCHCOCK, 55, of Wyalusing RD 1, Wyalusing Township, died Thursday, April 6, 1989, at Memorial Hospital following a lingering illness. He was born July 16, 1933, in Fairdale (Susquehanna County), son of Clarence and Vera Brotzman Hitchcock. Mr. Hitchock was a Korean War veteran having served with the U.S. Army. Clair was well known throughout the area for his knowledge of the building trade and until his illness, was an avid hunter and was always pleased to help his friends and neighbors. Clair was a member of the Wyalusing Fire Co., and was manager of B&C Lumber Company, Mildred. Surviving is his wife, Mary Shook Hitchcock, at home; two daughters; Sheila Hitchock, at home, and Mrs. Charles (Linda) Clawson Clarksville, Tenn.; two brothers, Irvin, Sun City, Ariz.; John of Laceyville; four sisters, Mrs. Ellen Davis, Sun City, Ariz.; Mrs. Laverne (Iva) Hitchcock, Rush, Mrs. Wayne (Belva) Very, Rush, Mrs. Louise Sivers, Warren Robins, Georgia; four grandchildren, Jamie Hitchock and Phaidra Caswell, Rosie and Harley Clawson; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by two brothers; George and Bryce Hitchcock. Funeral services will be held at the Kerr-McHenry funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, on Monday at 10:30 with Rev. Philip Wanck, pastor of Wyalusing United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be at the Camptown Cemetery, Wyalusing Twp., Bradford County. Friends may call at the Kerr-McHenry Funeral Home Sunday evening 6:30-9:00. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Wyalusing Fired Company or to the Bradford County Chapter of the American Cancer Society. –Towanda Daily Review.
MISS DOROTHY C. HOMET, R.N., 88, of Camptown died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1991, at her home. She was born in Camptown Dec. 29, 1902, daughter of the late William H. and Adella Lewis Homet. After graduating from the Camptown High School in 1920, Dorothy entered the School of Nursing at the Clifton Springs Sanitarium and Clinic in Clifton Springs, N.Y. She graduated as a registered nurse in 1924. Dorothy worked for many years at the Pilgrim Psychiatric Hospital in Brentwood, Long Island, retiring in 1965. She was a member of the Camptown Presbyterian Church, the Presbyterian Women’s Organization and also the Camptown Civic Club. Surviving ate two sisters; Mrs. John (Neva) Schoonover, Camptown, and Mrs. Omar A. (Ruth) Burgess, Englewood, N.J.; several nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 12, 1991, at 2 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Joyce K. Warner, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorials can be directed to the Camptown Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 141, Camptown. –Towanda Daily Review.
HOMET –MILDRED HOMET CHADWICK died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1986 at the Carpenter Care Center, Tunkhannock, following an extended illness. Born July 14, 1899, she was the daughter and one of 12 children of William H. and Adelia Mitten Homet. Following graduation from the Camptown High School in 1918, she was employed in Washington D.C. during World War I. On Aug. 22, 1923, she married Dr. Everell V. Chadwick. He predeceased her on Aug. 18, 1935. Mrs. Chadwick resided in Tarrytown, N.Y. for a number of years, where she was employed as manager of the coffee shop of Phelps Memorial Hospital, until her retirement in 1966. She was a member of the Camptown Presbyterian Church and the Camptown Civic Club. She is survived by three sons, Everell V. Chadwick of Shavertown, Dr. Harold H. Chadwick of Wysox and James W. Chadwick of Camptown; one daughter, Mrs. Wray (Dorothy Ann) Brabson of Titusville, Fla.; four sisters, Mrs. Edward (Julia) Kennedy, Mrs. John (Neva) Schoonover, Miss Dorothy Homet and Mrs. Omar (Ruth) Burgess; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Private family memorial services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the James Chadwick home in Camptown. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kerr Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa. The Rev. Kenneth Bitler, pastor of the Camptown Community Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Camptown Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be directed to the Camptown Presbyterian Church. –Towanda Daily Review.
HOMET –NEVA HOMET SCHOONOVER age 99 of Camptown died on Tuesday evening, Jan. 16, 2001 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Neva was born June 11, 1901 in Camptown, the daughter of the late William and Adelia Mitten Homet. She graduated from the Camptown High School, a member of the class of 1918 and from the Clifton Springs School of Nursing of Clifton, N.Y. in 1925. She married John H. Schoonover of Lime Hill on June 5, 1931 and he predeceased her on Dec. 10, 1976 after 45 years of marriage. Neva worked as a private duty nurse for six years and later was the nurse supervisor at the Pilgrim Psychiatric Hospital of Long Island, N.Y. for 31 years until retiring to Camptown. She was a member of the Camptown Presbyterian Church, the Presbyterian Women’s Organization and the Camptown Civic Club. Surviving are her sister Ruth Homet Burgess of Westport, Con. and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by an infant son, John; six sisters; Edna Homet, Dorothy Homet, Alice Schwalback, Mildred Chadwick, Marion Chaffee and Julia Kennedy, and three brothers, Roland Homet, Francis Homet and Harold Homet. A memorial service will be held at the Camptown Community Church on Friday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Joyce K. Warner, her pastor officiating. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery. Memorials are directed to her church in care of Robert Stevens, RR 01, Box 40, Wyalusing, Pa. or to the Camptown Cemetery association in care of Bonnie Mader, RR 1, Box 36-A, Wyalusing, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
HOMET -RUTH HOMET BURGESS, R. N., age 97, of Westport, Conn., formerly of Englewood, N.J. and Camptown, Pa., died on Jan. 5, 2004 at the Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, Conn., after a brief illness. Ruth was born in Camptown on December 27, 1906, a daughter of the late William H. & Adelia Mitten Homet. She graduated from the Camptown High School a member of the class of 1924. She attended Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y. and graduated as a registered nurse from the School of Nursing at the Clifton Springs Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N.Y. She worked at the Duke University Hospital and hospitals in New Rochelle, N.Y. and N.Y.C. Ruth was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Englewood and a longtime friend and supporter of the Congregational Church of Green’s Farms in Westport, Conn. Surviving is a son and daughter-in-law, William A. & Joan G. Burgess, of Westport, Conn., and three grandchildren, Michele Burgess, Grant Burgess, both in Westport, and Robert Schindler of Mt. Bethel, Pa., several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter; Carol Ann Schindler on September 25, 1996, and also by six sisters and four brothers. A memorial service will be held on Saturday morning, Jan. 10, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the Camptown Community church, with the Rev. Helen H. Learn officiating. A luncheon reception for family and friends will follow at the Wyalusing Hotel. Interment will be at the Camptown Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorials are directed to The Congregational Church of Green’s Farms, 71 Hillandale Road, Westport, CT. –Towanda Daily Review.
HORTON Leila E.
Leila E. Horton O'Connor, 90, formerly of Athens, Pa., died on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, at the Tioga Nursing Facility following an extended illness. Leila was born on July 13, 1917, in Rome, Pa., daughter of the late Robert and Mable Conklin Horton. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was predeceased by her husband, Martin, in 1971, and her sister Beulah Houghtaling. Leila is survived by her children, Dean O'Connor of Athens, Pa., Dale and Dortha O'Connor of Athens, Doris Cooper of Wilmington, Del., David and Anne M. O'Connor of Westcliffe, Colo., and Daniel O'Connor of Longmont, Colo.; her 10 grandchildren; her nine great-grandchildren; her siblings, Marion Holcombe of Wilmington, N.C., and Harry Horton of Rome; her aunts; Irene Mulcahy and Marion Keifer; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family may call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. A funeral service will follow at the funeral home at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Kevin Miller of the A.V. Baptist Church in Athens officiating. Burial will be in the Camptown Cemetery. The family will provide their own flowers and requests donations to made to the American Diabetes Association, Kirby Health Center Annex, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18701, or The American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman Daily Review on 11/3/2007.
HUGHES - Genevieve R. Hitchcock
March 14, 2002
Genevieve R. Hitchcock, 73, of Laceyville, PA, died on Thursday, March 14, 2002 at Tyler Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was born in Oklahoma City, OK, to the late Arthur D. and Iva Emma (Houser) Hughes. She was a member of the East Rush Methodist Church, East Rush Ladies’ Auxiliary, Fairdale Alliance and Lawton Senior Citizens Center. Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Cleon Canfield of Laceyville, Laura and Rich Volack of Taylor, Janet and LeRoy Whipple, Jr. of Laceyville; four grandchildren and spouses, Dale and LaDeane Canfield, Jeremy Whipple, Bradley and Malindia Fassett, Shannon and Mark Sickler; five great-grandchildren, Donean, Atkinson and Erin Canfield, Collin and Daphne Ann Fassett; sister and brother-in-law, Margie and Bob Bowers of Joshua Tree, CA; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Tommy and Marcia Hughes of Klamath Falls, OR and Billy and Loretta Hughes of Columbia Falls, MT; several nieces and nephews. Genevieve was predeceased by her husband, John Hitchcock in 2001; a son, Jeffery in 1964 and great-granddaughter, Montana Whipple in November 2001. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19 at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, Montrose, with Pastor Nancy Russell of the East Rush Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was in the Camptown Cemetery. Visitation was from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Donations can be made to the East Rush Methodist Church.
JAYNE - Betty Marilyn Jayne Chaffee, 76, formerly of East Towanda, Pa., died Thursday evening, Feb. 21, 2008, at the Schmeckenbecher Personal Care Home in Towanda Township, Pa. Born and raised in Camptown, Pa., on April 27, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Fred Jayne and Susie Waterman Jayne. Betty attended and was a graduate of Wyalusing High School and later graduated from the Ridley Lowell Business School in Binghamton, N.Y. On May 18, 1952, she married Donald Chaffee in Binghamton. In early years, Betty worked as a waitress for Mike Haight at the Indian Trail Restaurant in North Towanda. She was a member of the Indian Trail bowling team and enjoyed many years of bowling. Betty later became employed by Grace Manley in the Prothonotary's Office of the Bradford County Courthouse in Towanda and subsequently served as deputy prothonotary for a number of years. Betty retired from her working career from the Farm Credit Bureau, which was formerly located in Wysox. Betty was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Towanda and especially enjoyed her affiliation with the Critchlow Class there. Active in local politics for many years, she was a member of the Bradford County Republican Women. When not working, Betty enjoyed gardening, sewing, knitting, traveling and spending time with her family. She fought a long and courageous 30-year battle against Parkinson's disease. Her passing has given her the final victory. She is survived by: her children and their spouses, Judith and James Isaac of Towanda, David and Kathy Chaffee of Frisco, Texas, and Barbara and Patrick McGuire of Towanda; her grandchildren, Katie and Rich Franklin of Webster, N.Y., Jennifer Isaac of Towanda, Ryan Isaac of Towanda, Casey Ryan of Towanda, Ethan Chaffee of Frisco and Aaron Chaffee of Frisco; two great-granddaughters, Lauryn and Haley; two sisters, Nancy Bennett and her husband, Richard Bennett, of Spring Hill, Pa., and Ruth Irvine and her husband, Sid Irvine of Salina, Utah; three brothers, Clarence Jayne of Mesa, Ariz., Galen Jayne and his wife, Athalie, of Kingman, Ariz., and Robert Jayne and his wife, Joan, of Sun City Center, Fla.; her sisters-in-law, Scotty Chaffee of State College, Pa., and Betty Bowen of Winchester, Tenn.; and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her loving and devoted caregiver for the past two years, Julie Schmeckenbecher, and her family of Towanda. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Chaffee, on March 22, 1992, and by her brother, Bowen Jayne. The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Richard Barner, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, Pa. The family will receive friends from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the First United Methodist Church, 105 Main St., Towanda, Pa. 18848, or to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, Pa. 18848, in Betty's memory. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman Daily Review on 2/23/2008.
Gerald JENNINGS, 91, Wyalusing
02/07/2002 Towanda Daily Review
Gerald Ralph Jennings, age 91, of Park Place, Wyalusing, died on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, at the Highlands, in LaPorte. Ralph as he was fondly known by his family and friends was born Jan. 13, 1911, on his family farm in Herrick Township, a son of the late George Spencer and Ethel Rachel Tucker Jennings. Ralph worked on the family farm and did a variety of other interesting jobs. He was always ready to give a helping hand to friends and neighbors. He enjoyed making frequent trips to Canada with friends to go fishing. He was an avid deer and bear hunter and had a great affinity for the outdoors and country life. His memory remained sharp to the very end. He could recall happenings in Bradford County and beyond from many years ago to current times. He especially like the "Old Timer's Day" event where, even close to 90 years of age, he could recall every old machine or tractor and name the local who had owned it, plus all the pertinent history.His nieces and nephews have happy memories of hours spent with their uncle going on mini trips, flying to view the Pennsylvania landscape, and going to county or state fairs and various community functions. He will be greatly missed by all. Surviving are two brothers; Carlton Jennings of Tempe, Ariz., and Kenneth Jennings of Gettysburg, Pa.; a sister and brother-in-law, Sylvia and Olon Young of Houston, Miss.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Harvey Jennings, Lyle Jennings and Lloyd Jennings; a sister, Pearl Jennings; and a nephew, Richard L. Jennings. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 3 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Elwyn E. Patrick, pastor of the Herrickville Wesleyan Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery. Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service. The family will provide the flowers and requests that memorials be directed to Park Place, RR4, Box 329, Wyalusing, Pa. 18853.
JUNK –PAULINE J. KITHCART, 61, of Milan RD 1 (Smithfield Township) died early Saturday morning, July 18, 1987 at the Bradford County Manor, following a period of deteriorating health. Born Dec. 30, 1925 in Sayre, she was a daughter of William and Edith Jenny Kinner Junk. She was a graduate of Camptown High School, class of 1944. On May 15, 1946 she married Carl Kithcart, with whom she celebrated a 45th wedding anniversary this past May. Mrs. Kithcart was employed at the Remington Rand plant in Elmira and later by the Robert Packer Hospital in the dietary department for 18 years. Surviving are her husband, Carl, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Holly Kithcart of Grassflat, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and David Chamberlain of Athens; four granddaughters, Katrina, Richelle and Erin Kithcart and Daneille Chamerlain; a grandson, Eric Chamberlain; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Matson of Wyalusing RD 2 and Mrs. Walter (Lucy) Vanderpool of Myersburg; also several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by two sons; Donald and Roger Kithcart. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with rev. Kenneth W. Bitler officiating. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery. The family requests that memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 515 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. in Mrs. Kithcart’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
KINNEY F. Reuben "Rube" Kinney
78, of 5905 Herrickville Road, Wyalusing, Pa., died Thursday evening, Feb. 17, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., surrounded by his loving family. "Rube" as he was known by his family and friends was born in Wyalusing, Pa., on Dec. 23, 1932 the son of Ola and Eleanor Root Kinney. He attended Wyalusing High School and subsequently served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. On Jan. 2, 1955, he married the former Myrna Dixon in Wyalusing, Pa. Rube was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 34 years until his retirement. He was a member of Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534, Sylvania Mens Club, Towanda Gun Club and the AM Vets Post of Durell. In earlier years, Rube enjoyed playing baseball and softball. He also enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing and will be remembered as a dedicated Atlanta Braves Fan. He is survived by: his wife of 56 years, Myrna Dixon Kinney at home; sons, James R. Kinney of Fleetville, Pa., Jerry R. Kinney and wife Jeannette of Wyalusing, Jodey R. Kinney of Wyalusing, Roger M. Kinney of Wyalusing; grandchildren, Luke Kinney and wife Julie, Crystal Oreskovich, Lauren Vargeson and husband Jamie and Alexis Kinney; great-grandchildren, Hailey, Morgan, Reuben and Cali; sisters, Winnie Wood and Nancy Terascavage both of Wyalusing; brother-in-law, Harold Forsythe of Elmira, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews; special cousins, Anna May Reeve and Hilda Brown both of Sayre, Pa. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Deleora Kinney; sister, Marguerite Forsythe; brothers-in-law, Henry Wood and Joseph Terascavage; and grandson-in-law, Joe Oreskovich. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be at a later date in the Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, Pa. There are no calling hours. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, in care of James W. Seipler, Secretary-Treasurer, RR 1 Box 280, Rome, PA 18837 in F. Reuben Kinney's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting the Kinney family with arrangements. Towanda Daily Review - February 19, 2011
KIRBY –NELL M. FLEMING, 81, of Camptown, Pa., now lives in her heavenly home with her Lord and Savior “Jesus Christ,” having left her family and friends on Aug. 7, 1997. Nell was born June 8, 1916, in Statesboro, Ga., a daughter of the late Charles Petrillo and Frances Wise Kirby. Nell met her husband Paul Howard Fleming while he was in the U.S. Army stationed at Camp Stewart, Ga. Upon Paul’s return from Pear Harbor and WWII, they were married on Feb. 23, 1946, in Savannah, Ga. Shortly after, they traveled to Camptown, where they made their home on the Fleming farm, until Paul’s entrance into heaven on Jan. 22, 1994. She resided with her daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and George Ellis, RR 2, Towanda, Pa. for the past few years. Nell was the postmistress at Camptown for many years. Later she was the supervisor at the former Stevensville Dress Factory and after that, was also the supervisor at the J.A. Dress Co. of Standing Stone, Pa. Nell was a seamstress and loved to sew. She enjoyed growing flowers and tending them. She was also very proud of her vegetable garden. Nell was a member of the Camptown Community Church, the Camptown Presbyterian Women and the Camptown Civic Club. Surviving are: daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and George Ellis, Towanda; sisters and brothers-in-law Kathryn Kirby Lally and Sarah Kirby and Clifford Norris, of Jacksonville, Fla.; brother and sisters-in-law, Frank and Ann Kirby, and Albert and Susie Kirby, of Savannah, Ga.; Sister-in-law, Lucille Kirby, Savannah; grandsons and their wives, Hudson Paul and Tammy Ellis, of Camptown and Kirby Michael and Juleanne Ellis of Rome; a great-granddaughter, Laura Rose Ellis, Rome; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sisters, Margie Kirby, Virginia Kirby Bacon, Mildred Kirby, Maggie Kirby Sims; and brothers, Harry Kirby, Martin Kirby and C. Brooks Kirby. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9, 1997, at 2 p.m. at the Camptown Community Church, Camptown, with her pastor, the Rev. Joyce K. Warner officiating. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Saturday, from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorials in Nell’s memory can be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
KITHART - Helen Brown
May 15, 2003
Helen M. Brown, age 89, a resident of Bradford County Manor, died on Thursday, May 15, 2003 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, PA. She was born on Dec. 8, 1913 in Rummerfield Township, a daughter of the late George Henry and Daisy Casselbury Kithcart. On Oct. 23, 1930, she married Carlton Neil Brown, Sr. Her husband preceded her in death on Oct. 6, 1975. Helen and Carlton would have celebrated 45 years of marriage. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a nurse’s aide. Mrs. Brown has been a resident of the Rome area since 1975. She leaves surviving her five children, Daniel B. Brown of S. Cortwright, NY, Carlton N. Brown, Jr., Ulster, Helen M. and Sam Trowbridge, Wyalusing, Daisy R. Spina, Dushore, William F. Brown of Wysox; brothers, Jim Kithcart, Alabama, Howard Kithcart, Towanda, Kenneth Kithcart, Somerset, Harry Kithcart of Wysox and a sister, Mary Woodruff of Laceyville; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Earl, Roy, Alfred and Daniel Kithcart; a sister, Dorothy Crawn; a grandson, Jimmy L. Nipper, Jr. and a great-grandson, Dalton James Blair. Funeral services were held on Monday, May 19 at 11 a.m. in the Windham Community Church with Pastor Bill Kohler officiating. Windham Center Community Church from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service. Interment followed in the Camptown Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing.
EARL A. KITHCART
Earl A. Kithcart, 79, of Herrick Township, Wyalusing RR 3, died Thursday, October 24, 1991 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born July 19, 1912 in Newfield, NY, he was a son of the late George and Daisy Casselbury Kithcart. He was a resident of Endicott, NY for 25 years where he was employed by a furniture company. Surviving are one daughter; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Brown of Echo Beach, Mary Woodruff of Stevensville and Dorothy Crawn of Sayre; brothers, Alfred of Sayre, Howard of Troy, Kenneth of Huntingdon, James of Mobile, AL, Daniel of Sayre and Harry of Echo Beach; numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held October 26 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating and interment to be in Camptown Cemetery. Military honors were accorded by the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42. (TGR, Thursday, October 31, 1991)
Canton Independent March 12, 2010
Erick James Landon, infant son of Veronica Ann Landon of Wysox RR 2, died Sunday morning, March 7, 2010 at Memorial Hospital. Erick was born February 7, 2010 at Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his mother, Veronica Ann Landon; his brother, Brendon Tuttle, and sister, Joyce Landon, both of Canton; maternal grandparents Alan and Nancy Tuttle of Wysox; maternal great-grandfather, Jack Belcher Sr. of Wyalusing; uncle, Brandon Fenton; special great uncles, Jack Belcher Jr, of Stevensville and Randy Belcher of Wyalusing; special great aunt, Patty Cole of Canton; great-aunt, Florence Casselbury of Towanda; special aunt, Lynn Chilson of Towanda. A private graveside service will be held at the Camptown Cemetery with Pastor David Dewing of the Stevensville Presbyterian Church officiating. There are no calling hours. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting Erick's family with arrangements. Submitted by Carol Brotzman
LAFFERTY, Charles - Charles S. Lafferty, who had been identified in the mercantile business of Camptown since 1860, died at his home at that place at 8 o'clock on Wednesday evening, February 5,1919, after an illness of several weeks. Death was due to complications arising from extreme old age. Mr.Lafferty was for many years a prominent member of the Methodist Episcopal church, a widely known Mason and Odd Fellow and one of the best known citizens in eastern and southeastern Bradford County. He was 86 years of age. Mr. Lafferty was born at Port Jervis, on July 30,1832, and when three years old he moved with his parents to Herrick where the family settled on a farm in that township. At an early age Mr. Lafferty started business at Camptown and in 1860 opened general merchandise store which he had since conducted, having taken in his son as a partner several years ago. It was only in the past few years that he has not worked about the store he had taken an active interest in the affairs of the business, but his interest never waned until shortly before his death. The farm on which he had lived as a boy in Herrick, was still owned by the aged man at the time of his death. After starting his business career at Camptown he made his residence there and continued to make it his home throughout the rest of his life, and until a few days prior to his death, retained the record of never having missed a day's visit at the store since he started in business. Mr. Lafferty seldom took a vacation. He joined the Masonic lodge of Laceyville many years ago, but later had his membership transferred to the Towanda lodge. He was also one of the prominent Odd Fellows of the County, being one of the eldest members of the Camptown Lodge I.O.O.F. He affiliated himself with the Camptown Methodist Church at the age of fifteen years and had since continued in active membership, holding virtually all church offices, including that of a member of the Board of Trustees and treasurer. He taught one of the Sunday school classes for years, completing his work shortly before Christmas last when his advanced age made it impossible for him to continue the service. He is survived by one son, Hon, W.S. Lafferty of Camptown, where he has been identified with the mercantile firm C.S.Lafferty & Son during the past fifteen years. Funeral Services were held at the late home on Friday afternoon last at 2 o'clock, with the Rev.Wilson Treible, pastor of the Camptown Methodist Episcopal Church officiating. Interment was made in the Camptown Cemetery. ~Wyalusing Rocket, February 1919~ Submitted By Bonny Sutton
WALLACE L. ‘PETE’ LARRABEE, 80, died on Dec. 6, 2005, at home in Asheville, N.C. Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. He was born on Feb. 14, 1925, in Trenton, N.J. to Wallace L. Larrabee Sr. and C. Alice Larrabee. Pete grew up in Trenton, where his father taught high school, but spent summers with his whole family on Water Street in Camptown. He also visited his grandmother, Lydia Moon Larrabee, on Covey Hill in New Era and helped his Uncle Sydney farm there in the summer of ’42, and for 30 years owned a farm on Brewer Hill Road in Wyalusing Township. Pete joined the Army in 1943 right after high school and served in the 135th Ordnance Division in Europe through the end of World War II. After the war he attended Rutgers University on the GI Bill, receiving his BS in dairy husbandry in 1950. He married Lillian E. Blease on March 27, 1950, worked briefly at GLF, and returned to Rutgers to earn his MS in agronomy in 1956. He then went on to work for 33 years at Merck, Sharp and Dohme Inc., in the Animal Health Division in Rahway, N.J. When he retired in 1986, he and Lillian lived at the farm in Wyalusing, then at 309 York Ave. in Towanda, and later in Macedonia. He was active in the Towanda Kiwanis, Elks Club, Towanda Country Club and Towanda Gun Club. In 1998 they moved to Asheville, where he remained active in Kiwanis and with the V.F.W. Pete’s lifelong pleasures were cars, woodworking, the farm and a good laugh. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lillian; daughter, Lydia and her husband, Bob, of Elgin, Ill.; son, Richard, and his wife, Louise, of Houston, Texas; and three grandchildren, Diane, Charles and Rob. He is also survived by his sister, Grace Bell of Towanda and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Richard and Robert, and sister, Regina. His ashes will be interred at the Larrabee family plot in the Camptown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Towanda-Wysox Kiwanis Club Benefits for Children Fund, Box 27, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
HAROLD C. LATTIMER, 79, of Camptown, died Saturday morning, Feb. 4, 1989 at his home. He was born April 25, 1909 at Sylvara, the son of the late Jessie and Henrietta Hitchcock Lattimer. He attended local schools and married the former Catharine Robbins of Sayre on Nov. 29, 1930. They lived in Luzerne for eight years before moving to Lime Hill. Harold entered WWII in 1943 and served with the U.S. Navy. After the war, he moved to Camptown and retired from GTE Sylvania, Towanda, in 1974. He attended the Moxie Community Church and was a member of the LeRaysville American Legion Post #6824. Surviving are his wife Catharine, at home; two sons, Harold C., Willingboro, N.J. and Richard P., of Apple Valley, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Betty) Neiley and Mrs. Howard (Etta) Covey, both of Wyalusing; one brother, Ralph Lattimer of Mercur; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Paul Lattimer and Lyle Linaberry and a sister Letha Baldwin. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1989 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Starzer officiating. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials are directed to American Cancer Society. –Towanda Daily Review.
LENOX –MRS. EVA LENOX POWELL, age 89, of Merryall, PA, died on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA. Eva was born in Forrest City, PA on May 18, 1914 daughter of Grover and Bertha Chamberlain Lenox. She graduated from the Camptown High School a member of the class of 1932. She was a member of the Pennsylvania State Grange, as well as the Camptown United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Leon and Carole Powell of Windham Center, Pa., daughters and sons-in-law, Anna Mae and Charles Bateman of Mexico, N.Y., Marie and Leonard Souto of E. Smithfield, Pa., 12 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband T. Leigh Powell on December 3, 1968 and a son Grover Powell on May 21, 1985. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 17, at 1 p.m. at P. Dean Homer funeral Home, 1 Groverdale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., with rev. Helen Learn, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, Pa. Friends may call on Saturday, April 17, at the P. Dean Homer funeral from 11 to 1 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review.
LIDDICK Felicia Goodenough
age 51, of Terrytown, died peacefully on Sunday, April 1, 2012, after a valiant battle with cancer, with her loving family at her side. Felicia was born in Florsville, Texas, on Sept. 12, 1960, a daughter of the late Richard and Elsie Wright Liddick. She graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School in the class of 1977. After school she focused on raising her children, sewing, and making crafts, especially ceramics. She met her husband in 1993 and they were married on Aug. 17, 1996.She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Surviving are her husband, Robert Goodenough of Terrytown; a daughter, Heather (Tony) Johnson of New Albany; sons Jonathan (Tamara) Johnson of Guleph, Ontario and Eric (Traci) Johnson of LeRaysville; brothers Kevin (Dawn) Liddick, Jeff (Kathy) Liddick, Fred Liddick and Mike Liddick; grandchildren Mitchell, Ava, Evan, Nic, Matthew, Jac, Quentin, Mea and Brianna; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Keith Liddick, Andy Liddick, and Greg Liddick, a grandson, Andrew Spencer, and sister-in-law; Kathy Liddick. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with Jeffrey C. Wilkinson, officiating. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery, Camptown. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday. In lieu of flowers donations in Felicia's memory can be made to the American Cancer Society , Bradford Co. Unit, 948, 3rd St., Williamsport, PA 17701-3945. Towanda Daily Review – April 3, 2012
RICHARD C. LIDDICK, age 80 of Stevensville died on Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born on Sept. 3, 1923 in Duncannon, Perry County, Pa., a son of the late Harem Calder and Verna Mae Lenker Liddick. Richard was a veteran of the United States Army having served in World War II and afterward attended agricultural school. On Sept. 12, 1953, Richard married his wife, the former Elsie Wright Liddick. It has a loving and devoted marriage of over 50 years. The Liddicks moved to Stevensville in 1978. Prior to his retirement, he was a foreman for Deer Park Lumber. Richard enjoyed working in the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening and especially time spent with his family. He leaves surviving his wife; Elsie Liddick at home; his children, Richard Michael Liddick of Halifax, Pa., Frederick and Cathy Liddick of Millersburg, Pa., Gregory and Judy Liddick of Laceyville, Kevin “Pudd” and Dawn Liddick of LeRaysville, Felicia “Babe” and Bob Goodenough of Terrytown and Jeffrey “Joe” and Cathy Liddick of Berlin, Wis.; a daughter-in-law, Linda Liddick of Halifax, Pa.; sisters and a brother; Evelyn Sterner, Ernest “Punk” Liddick and Pearl Rutan; 20 grandchildren and 11 ½ great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sons, F. Andy Liddick in 2000 and H. Keith Liddick in 1975. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing with the Rev. Helen Learn, pastor of the Camptown Community Church officiating. Interment will be in Camptown Cemetery. Full military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 534 of Wyalusing. Friends and family are invited to call on Friday evening, May 7, 2004 at McHenry Funeral Home in Wyalusing from 6 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the National Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, Md. –Towanda Daily Review
LINDSTROM –DOROTHY LINDSTROM STERLING, 88, of Wyalusing RR 1
(Browntown) died peacefully at the Meadowview Senior Living Cemetery in
Montrose, Pa. on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 14, 2004 with members of her family
by her side. The widow of Lewis M. sterling, she was born Sept. 27, 1916,
in Great Falls, Mont., the daughter of the late Otto and Nellie Bronson
Lindstrom. Dorothy attended schools in Spring Hill, Pa., Lincoln, Neb.,
and Camptown, Pa. She married her husband, Lewis in 1934, in Camptown,
and then moved to their farm on Sterling hill road in Browntown in 1940, where
they farmed and raised their family throughout a wonderful marriage of 67
years. Dorothy was a member of the Camptown Community church for over 60
years, and a member of the Wyalusing Grange #1965 for over 50 years. She
is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Alita and Rodney Millard, of
Browntown; her two sons and daughter-in-law, Mason and Andrea Sterling of Laceyville,
and Dr. Scott Sterling D.O. of Lake Hauto, Pa.; a sister Mrs. Jennie Comstock
of South Montrose, Pa.; and 8 grandchildren; Valerie Millard, Mrs. Michael
(Beth Millard) Shaw, Christa Millard, Stephanie Millard; Mrs. Randy (Rhaegan
Sterling) Hugo, Shey (Heather) Sterling, Brandon Sterling, and Zachary
sterling; and five great-grandchildren, Adriell Blemle, Colin Blemle, John
Shaw, Michael Shaw, and Jhaeden Hugo; also many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis M.
Sterling, who died on Nov. 15, 2001; a grandson, Mitchell Millard in 1974; and
a sister Virginia DePue. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on
Monday; Oct. 18, at the Sheldon Funeral Home on Main Street, Laceyville, with a
family friend and former minister at Camptown Community Church, the Rev. James
Valentine, presently at Whitney Point Methodist Church, Whitney Point, N.Y.,
officiating. Interment will be in Camptown Cemetery. Family and
friends may call from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home, on Sunday, Oct. 17.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Camptown Community
Church, RR3, Wyalusing, PA or to the Aleheimer’s Association of Northeaster,
Pa. Wilkes-Barre, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.