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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Obituaries By Cemetery

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Camptown Cemetery, Wyalusing, Bradford County, PA
Obituaries

 

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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option. 
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business. 

All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice (JoyceTice@aol.com) 

MADER   Carl R. Mader, 59, of Wyalusing Township died
at Geisinger Medical Center, in Danville, Pa., on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, surrounded by many family and friends.  He was born on Feb. 21, 1950, in Meshoppen, Pa., a son of the late Robert and Emma (GALLOWAY) Mader.  During his high school years he was a gas attendant at Welles Mills gas station, from there to Bill Lutz's garage, and the Skeet Lamb gas station.  In June 1968, he was employed by Procter & Gamble, and retired after 30 years.  He married his high school sweetheart Bonnie Mae BARTO on May 23, 1970. This May they would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.  After early retirement, Carl and Bonnie enjoyed doing a lot of traveling.  He enjoyed snowmobiling, ice fishing, and took great pride in his home and yard. His love for vintage cars took him to owning a 1965 Corvette after retirement.  Carl found great joy in each of his grandchildren. Watching Logan at wrestling tournaments, Andrea and Logan at soccer games, Prestin going ice fishing and playing ball, and Kiera snuggling up on his lap to read a book.  Carl was always ready and more than willing to lend a helping hand to anyone.  He was a member of the Camptown Community Church; SAL member at the Wyalusing American Legion, and was a member of the Towanda Gun Club.  He leaves surviving his wife, Bonnie Mader, at home; two daughters, Nicolle (Shawn) Newton, of Wyalusing, Pa., Jennifer (Daniel) Booker, of Stevensville, Pa.; his grandchildren, Andrea, Logan, Prestin, and Kiera; brother and sisters, Harry (Jeanni) Mader Sr., of LeRaysville, Pa., Donna (James) Brown, of Towanda, Pa., Cathy (Gordon) Gowin, of Monroeton, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Mader on Aug. 22, 1993; by his mother, Emma Whitney, Aug. 4, 2009; by a brother, Ron Mader, May 21, 2008, and by an infant sister Karen at birth.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22 in the Camptown Community Church, with the Rev. Helen Learn, his pastor, officiating. Friends and family are invited to call from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral service at the Camptown Community Church.  Interment will follow in the Camptown Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the: American Heart Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 228 South Russell Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701, in memory of Carl R. Mader.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, Pa.  Feb. 21, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

MANN –ANNA JANE BROUGHT, 73 of Middletown, PA died Oct. 18, 1986 at the Harrisburg Hospital following a lingering illness. She was born in Natyglo, PA on Feb. 17, 1913 the daughter of the late Albert and Elvira Mann. She was a 1930 graduate of Lewistown High School, Lewistown, PA and on Feb. 22, 1932 was married to Norman H. Brought Sr., her husband of 54 years. Mrs. Brought was employed as an office manager for a Middletown firm and was an active member of the Church of God in Middletown. Her survivors include her husband of Middletown; one son, Norman Jr.; three daughters, Doris Chase and Nancy Tillitson, both of Middletown and Lillie Hay of Wyalusing; one sister, Gladys Cleck of York, PA; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to call Monday, Oct. 20 at 10:45 a.m. and attend her funeral and committal service at 11:30 a.m. from the Kerr Funeral Home, Wyalusing, PA with the Rev. Maurice Hart officiating. Interment will be in Camptown Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review

KENNETH H. MAPES, 52, OF Towanda RR 3, Towanda Township, died Monday April 28, 2003, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.  Born April 22, 1951, in Meshoppen, he was a son of the late Kenneth W. Mapes and Ruth L. Gowin Mapes.  Kenneth was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School, Class of 1969.  Up until his death, Kenny was a highly respected employee of Craftmaster Manufacturing (formerly Masonite) for 33 years.  He was a member of the Independent Baptist Church in Towanda and the Towanda Country Club.  Kenneth enjoyed the outdoors, especially playing golf, hunting and fishing.  Surviving are; his wife, Barbara Sims Mapes; his children, Linda Whinnery and her husband Matthew Whinnery of Sutton, W.V., Diane Mapes of Towanda, Kenneth H. Mapes and his fiancé Lisa Fenton of Lock Haven; his step-son, Andrew J. Hill of Towanda; two granddaughters, Jacie and Jordan Whinnery; his sister and brother-in-law, Fern and David Davis of Baltimore; two brothers and sisters-in-law; Edward and Darlene Mapes of Ellisville, Miss., Charles and Pamela Mapes of Sugar Run, Pa. and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The family will receive friends on Thursday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held Friday, May 2, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Donn Hauser of the Independent Baptist Church, Towanda officiating.  Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to: The Wyalusing Valley High School Football Extra Point Club, RR 2 Box 7, Wyalusing or the Towanda Area School District Golf and Tennis Program, North Fourth Street, Towanda or the Independent Baptist Church, Cherry Street, Towanda in Kenneth H. Mapes memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MCGINNIS –JENNIE M. OVENS, 84 of 2 Goethe St., Binghamton, died Sunday March 15, 1987 at noon at the home of her daughter at 78 Martin St., Johnson City after a long illness. Born in Woodbury, NJ June 5, 1902, she was the daughter of Eldred C. McGinnis and Mary E. Clayton McGinnis. She was a homemaker all her life. Mrs. Ovens was predeceased by her husband, William H Ovens in 1962; by a grandson, Roger Ovens; a great-grandson, J. Ovens; a sister, Ella Patterson and a brother, Ross M. McGinnis and a step-daughter, Betty Probst. She is survived by six daughters and sons-in-law: Esther Meagher of Endicott, Ella and Marvin Rought of Queen Creek, Arizona; Jeanette and Byron McKercher of Binghamton, Dorothy and Charles Petrick of Johnson City, Lois and Dale Lindemuth of Philadelphia, Alice and Ted Mykovitch of Johnson City; two sons and daughters-in-law: Robert and Lee Ovens of Bridgeport, Conn., William and Betty Ovens of Endicott; one step-son, Floyd Ovens of Binghamton; one step-daughter, Marjorie Mack of Tunkhannock. Twenty-two grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren also survive. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 E. Main St., Endicott, NY with the Rev. James A. Baker, pastor of the Central United Methodist Church officiating. Committal services will be held at noon Wednesday at the Camptown Cemetery in Camptown, PA. The family will receive friends at the memorial home Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Hospice unit of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, 1699 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY. –Towanda Daily Review

JOHN T. McPHERSON, 81, died at his home in Frostproof, Fla. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 1995 following an extended illness.  He was also a resident of Camptown.  Survivors are; his wife, Hazel; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Barbara McPherson of Athens, Paul and Mary McPherson of North Orwell, Edward and Lois McPherson of Monroeton and Thomas McPherson of Rome; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and two sisters; Eleanor Thompson of Camptown and Alice Snyder of Mt. Rainier, Md.  John was born Nov. 16, 1913 in Rummerfield, the son of John and Alphia Wells McPherson.  He graduated from Camptown High School in 1931, remaining in the area his entire life.  John was employed for a number of years at Taylor McCarty and Sons of Wyalusing as a mechanic and for many years maintained his own garage and store in Camptown until his retirement.  John leaves behind a wide circle of friends.  Preceding him in death in 1982 was his first wife, the former Kathryn Allis and in 1984, a grandson, Kelly McPherson.  Memorial services will be held in the Camptown Community Church in Camptown on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 17, 1995 at 2 p.m. with burial at the convenience of the family.  –Towanda Daily Review

MERRITT Maryanne H. EVANS, Scranton, PA, died September 12, 1997 in the Hospice Unit of Mercy Hospital, Scranton after an illness.  Born in Herrick Township, she was a daughter of the late Frederick D. and Helen Merritt.  She was a graduate of Troy High School; a member of the Salvation Army Home League; and was formerly employed by H & R Block.  Predeceasing her in 1986 was her husband, Samuel C. Evans Sr.  Surviving are daughters, Dawn Astleford Lenox and Maryanne Sherman, Lake Ariel, PA; sons, Albert of Moosic, PA, Samuel C. Jr. and John both of Scranton; brothers, Floyd Merritt, Scranton Walter Merritt of Towanda, Myron Merritt of Meshoppen and Albert David Merritt Throop; 15 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held September 15 in Zimm Funeral Home in Scranton with the Rev. Kerry Bingaman, pastor of Moosic Assembly of God Church, officiating and interment to be in Camptown Cemetery, Camptown.  TGR

WALTER L. MERRITT, 64, of Towanda RR 4 died following a valiant battle with cancer Sunday evening, Feb. 6, 2005, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born Jan. 31, 1941, in Troy, he was a son of the late Frederick and Helen Ford Merritt.  Walter was a graduate of Troy High School and later served in the U.S. Air Force.  He was a master carpenter for over 40 years and was employed by Bishop Brothers Construction in Ulster and later by Williams Oil Co. in Towanda, until failing health no longer permitted him to continue.  Walter was a member of Beirne-Webster V.F.W. Post No. 1568, Towanda, and Towanda American Legion Post No. 42.  Walter cherished life, and was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying archery hunting, fishing, boating and camping.  Surviving are his loving companion, Betty Chilson of Monroeton, his children-step-children, Christopher Merritt Corbin and his wife, Rozeann Corbin, of Sayre, Cynthia Merritt Shields of Georgia, Walter M. Merritt of Washington state, Clanda Merritt of Rove, Cora Culver of Rome, Connie Morse of Monroeton, Crystal McLaughlin and her husband, Brian McLaughlin, of Towanda, Richard Morse Jr. of Waverly, N.Y., Samuel Evans of Clarks Summit, Pa., Timothy Chilson and his wife, Miranda Chilson, of Towanda, and Tina Chilson of Towanda, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers Floyd Merritt of Scranton, Pa., Albert Merritt of Scranton, and Myron Merritt and wife Ann Merritt of Athens; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Frederick Merritt, and a sister, Mary Ann Evans.  The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9,m 16 the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Jesse Ackley officiating.  Interment will follow in the Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday evening in the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. in Walter L. Merritt’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

 

MILARTA Hope Minyon

age 78, of Camptown, died on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at her home with her loving family at her side. Hope was born in Queens, NY, on July 1, 1935, a daughter of the late Louis E. and Marguerite Zielke Milarta. She graduated from the Morristown High School a member of the class of 1952. She married Richard Minyon of Willoughby, OH, on July 12, 1968 and they recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. Hope was a member of Camptown United Methodist Church. She was a member of the United Methodist Church Women's Club. Hope was an organist at the church, having played many weddings and funerals over the years. She had a beautiful soprano voice, and she taught adult and children's choir, as well as piano. Hope loved spending time with her family, friends, and her special pets; Tuffy, Samanthan, Lucky, and Peanut. Surviving are her spouse, Richard J., at home; daughter, Michelle Hope Minyon of North Towanda, Pa.; three brothers, William L. Milarta of Monroeton, Pa., Michael R. Milarta Wyalusing, Pa., Louis Milarta of Monroeton, Pa.; two sisters, Miss Susan C. Milarta of Midland Park, N.J.; Miss Christine Milarta of Monroeton, Pa.; sister-in-law, Dolores Munn of Dutton, Va.; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother Daniel H. Milarta in 1969 and niece Sabrina Milarta in 2006.Funeral services will be held at noon on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the Camptown United Methodist Church, with the Rev. William Westbrook officiating. Interment will be in Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, Pa. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA 18853.Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Camptown Community Church, PO Box 163, Wyalusing, PA 18853.      Towanda Daily Review – July 30, 2013

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MITTEN   Margaret Mitten Mahr, 55 died in Bedford, N.H.  She was born July 29, 1931, Camptown, PA, the daughter of Walter and Katherine Mitten of Camptown.  Mrs. Mahr was a graduate of Wyalusing High School and Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing.  Sshe had been employed at the ? Hospital in Syracuse.  She is survived by her husband Thomas from Manchester, New Hampshire; two daughters ? Mahr of Syracuse and Maria ? of Yonkers NY; a son, Thomas of Manchester, New Hampshire; a brother Hurst Mitten and sister, Dorothy Furman of Cortland; one grandson, Jamie Mahr of Syracuse; several neices and nephews.  There will be no calling hours.  Relatives are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday Oct. 10 at 2 p.m., from the Kerr Funeral Home, Wyalusing.  Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery.  The family suggests that contributions in her memory be made to the McCauley Health Center, 480 Donald Street, Bedford, NH 03011.  RHW,  Oct. 1986, Towanda Daily Review

 

MOLESKI –CASSIE YANUICZ, 90 of Stevensivlle died Tuesday morning Jan. 12, 1988 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. She was born in Duryea on Sept. 19, 1897, the daughter of William and Anna Moleski. She married Joseph Yanuicz on Nov. 15, 1915 and moved to Stevensville in 1928 where she lived and raised her six children. She was predeceased by her husband on April 13, 1953. Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Anthony and Betty Yanavitch of Stevensville, Joseph and Martha Yanavitch, also of Stevensville an William and Barbara Yanavitch of Waverly; three daughters and sons-in-law, Darwin and Mary Jones, Carl and Anna Bagdon and Carl and Catheryn Randall, all of Stevensville. Fourteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the P. Dean Home Funeral Home, 1 Groverdale Lane, Wyalusing with Joyce Warner, intern pastor of the Wyalusing Valley Presbyterian Parish officiating. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home from noon until 2 p.m. today prior to the funeral service. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review

WILEY FORD MOORE, 20, of Wyalusing, died Sunday, April 8, 1990 at the Tyler Memorial Hospital.  He was born March 17, 1970, in Towanda, son of Creighton H. and Gail C. Ferris Moore.  He graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School, Class of 1988.  While at Wyalusing, he was very active in athletics being a member of the wrestling and football teams.  He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He was currently a sophomore at Keystone Junior College at LaPlume where he was a former member of the wrestling team.  He had just been accepted at Slippery Rock University where he was going to major in physical therapy.  He was a medic in the U.S. Army Reserve, Unite #300, Field Hospital in Ashley, Pa.  He was a member of the Camptown Community Church.  Surviving in addition to his parents, are brothers and sisters-in-law; Creighton H. and Patty Moore of Anchorage, Alaska; Joseph A. Moore of Nicholson, Pa.; Darrin R. and Andrea King of Endicott, N.Y., and Edward A. Moore, at home; a sister and brother-in-law, Colleen and Martin Honeychuck of Brackney; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Madaline Ferris of Towanda; four nieces and one nephew; several aunts and uncles.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Anne B. Bey and the Rev. Joyce K. Warner officiating.  Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday evening from 7-9 at the funeral home.  Memorials may be directed to the Wyalusing Public Library, Church Street, Wyalusing, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MORROW - J. Andrew Morrow - "Andy" as he was affectionately called, married Mildred Clara Eastabrook on 25 Nov 1909. His obituary in part reads: "J. Andrew Morrow, 83, in whose honor Towanda's newest school [J. Andrew Morrow Elementary] was dedicated only two months ago, died... last night. Mr. Morrow was born April 3, 1884, and attended the rural school in Ballibay in the Herrickville area. After that he went to Camptown Academy and then to Perkiomen Prep. After teaching at Ulster, Rome and Monroeton, where he was principal, he was game warden in this area for a couple of years. In 1916 he... return[ed] to the field of education and was appointed assistant county superintendent. In 1922 he was appointed county superintendent and held the office continuously until 1954--a period of 32 years. Mr. Morrow was an elder and for many years secretary of the Session of the Presbyterian Church in Towanda. He also belonged to the local Masonic bodies, where he attained the 32nd degree of masonry. He greatly enjoyed both hunting and fishing. Mr. Morrow is survived by his wife; 3 daughters... a sister, Mrs. Helen Myers of Harrisburg; 10 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews." (Towanda Daily Review, June 21, 1967)

MORROW-    Mrs. Mary Morrow Mitten dies at home of her daughter near Philadelphia. Former resident of Herrick Twp and Wyalusing, and first woman sheriff in state is buried at Camptown Cemetery, Tuesday. Mrs. Mary Morrow Mitten, who was known throughout the commonwealth as Pennsylvania's first woman Sheriff, passed Saturday morning, January 22, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Paul B.Banks, in Lansdowne, Pa. Her death caused great shock and grief to all who knew her. Mrs.Mitten was born in Herrick Twp in 1873, the daughter of Newton J. Morrow and Adelaide Nesbit Morrow. She received her education in the schools of her home community and was graduated from the Susquehanna Collegiate Institute,Towanda, after which she taught school in Herrick Twp for three years. After her retirement in 1925 as Sheriff, Mrs. Mitten was appointed probation officer for Bradford County, which she held at the time of her death. She was one time president of the American Legion Auxiliary, and Officer in the Bradford County Federation of Woman's Clubs, a Past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star, a member of the Delphian club, and a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Survivors are her father, N.J.Morrow, who is 90 years old and now visiting at Freemont Neb; two daughters, Mrs. Lewis Woodruff of Wysox and Mrs.Paul B.Banks of Lansdowne; three sons, Hamilton and William of Fremont and Paul of State College; two brothers, Dr. H.N. Morrow of Fremont and J.Andrew Morrow of Towanda; a sister Mrs. Lester Myers of Harrisburg, and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church in Towanda on Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. Burial was in the cemetery at Camptown. ~Wyalusing Rocket-January 28,1938

MORROW –MRS.MARY MORROW MITTEN of Towanda.  The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Towanda Camptown Cemetery, by the side of her husband, Fred R. Mitten, who died in 1925.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/25/1938

MARTH M. MORROW, 82, of Camptown, died Feb. 17, 1985 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, after a long illness.  She was born in Skinners eddy, Wyoming County, Pa., the daughter of the late Charles H. and Mayme Chaffee Morrow.  Miss Morrow attended the Camptown schools and graduated from Harrisburg High School and Bucknell University, where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority.  She taught in Springville, Pa. and also taught for many years in the English department of the Mt. Lebanon, Pa. High School.  Upon retirement, she lived with her sister, Louise Smith, in Camptown in the family homestead.  She served as a member of the Wyalusing Library Commission and was also active in her church where she was a member of the clerk of the sessions for the Camptown Presbyterian Church.  Miss Morrow was predeceased by her sister, Mrs. Louise Smith, September 1984.  She is survived by a brother, Francis Morrow of Newton, N.J.; four nephews, Wilton Smith of San Francisco, David Smith of Muncy, Pa., Alden Smith of Wayne, Pa. and William Morrow of St. Ansgar, Iowa.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. from the Camptown Community Church with the Rev. Kenneth Butler and Rev. Robert Smyrl officiating.  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church, prior to the funeral service.  There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Camptown Cemetery.  Arrangements are by the Kenneth D. Kerr Funeral Home, Wyalusing. –Towanda Daily Review.

MOYER –HELEN CATHERINE MOYER OTIS, 83, of Taylorville, Wyalusing RD, died Saturday, May 11, 2002, at Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock.  She was born Nov. 21, 1918, in Towanda, a daughter of the late Oliver and Lydia McCaslin Moyer.  She attended the First and Second ward schools in Towanda, then married Clifford P. Otis of Camptown on July 3, 1936.  Clifford predeceased her on Jan. 2, 1998.  Helen worked in numerous factories, beginning at the Towanda Folding Box Factory.  She then worked for 12 years at American Meter Co. in Wyalusing, later retiring after many years from Arrow United in Wyalusing.  She and her husband enjoyed fishing, swimming and boating on the Susquehanna River.  They also enjoyed hunting and gardening.  She is survived by her nephew, Fred (Mary) Woodruff of Wyalusing; brother-in-law, Adelbert Otis of Taylorville; sister-in-law, Betty (Donald) Hillis of Ballibay, Pa.; and friend Ann Potuck of Tunkhannock.  Helen was predeceased by her husband, Clifford, and sister, Mary Ann “Mamie” Woodruff.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Helen Henderson Learn, pastor of the Camptown United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery.  Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, Wyalusing Tuesday, May 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.  Memorials are directed to the Wyalusing Ambulance Association, Wyalusing, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

MR. ALLEN ROY ‘GEORGE’ NEILEY III, age 65, of East Herrick, Pa., passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at his home with his family at his side. Allen Roy was born on Nov. 25, 1948, in Mehoopany, Pa., a son of Francelia Burlington Neiley and the late Allen Roy Neiley Jr. He graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School in the class of 1966. He then attended Williamsport Area Community College graduating with a degree in auto mechanics and welding. During college he began working for Taylor McCarty and Sons GM dealership in Wyalusing. After college, he remained with the dealership. Taylor McCarty was sold to Williams Auto Group, which later became Sherwood Groves, and at this time he then went to work at Moore's Auto and RV Sales from which he retired in 2011 as a Certified Master Chevrolet Technician. He met and married the former Norene Donahue of Endicott, N.Y. on Feb. 29, 1992, having celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary.  Allen Roy was a charter member of Twin Tier Antique Tractor and Machinery Association. He was a member of the North Woods Camp, and a member of the NRA. Allen Roy was a member of Elks Lodge No. 869, Lyons, N.Y. He was an avid hunter and he especially liked hunting turkey and deer. He also enjoyed restoring two cylinder John Deere tractors of which he had a few and he also collected scale model John Deere tractors. He was very involved with his family genealogy. He loved spending time with his family and his many cats. Surviving are: spouse, Norene at home; daughter, Bridget and Joseph Bowers of Midwest City, Okla.; step-daughter, Janice and Michael Noel of Tampa, Fla.; mother, Francelia Neiley of East Herrick, Pa.; brothers, Jim and Mary Neiley of East Herrick, Pa., John and Teresa Neiley of Camptown, Pa.; sisters, Lyndel and Russell O'Neal of East Herrick, Pa., Cheryl Heiser of Royersford, Pa.; granddaughter, Meghan Bowers of Midwest City, Okla. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA with the Rev. William L. Westbrook Sr., officiating. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, Pa. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA and/or the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 8/5/2014

NEILEY –DORIS PRESTON age 75 of Wyalusing, Pa., died on Monday, Aug. 2, 1999 at her home.  Doris was born in Wyalusing on Nov. 24, 1923, the daughter of the lat Roy and Florence Dodge Neiley.  She graduated from Wyalusing High School and married Herbert Preston of Wyalusing.  Doris was a bookkeeper for many years for her husband’s company, Preston & Preston Logging of Wyalusing.  She was a devoted wife and mother and enjoyed being with her grandchildren.  Doris was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church.  Surviving are her spouse, Herb at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roy and Nancy Preston of Herrickville, Pa. and John and Nancy Preston of Mooresville, N.C.; four daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Mike Bristol of Troy, Pa., Donna and Ronnie Cole of Wyalusing, Pat and Burt Neuber of Wilmot, Pa and Mary and Glenn Beckley of Dushore, Pa.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Betty Neiley of Homets Ferry, Pa. and Jim and Virginia Neiley of Meyersburg, Pa.; 18 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a brother, Al Neiley II and two sisters, Eleanor Brewster and Marian Hatfield.  Funeral services were held on August 4, 1999 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, Wyalusing.  The Rev. Beverly Davenport officiated.  Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery.  –Troy Gazette-Register

MR. ALLEN ROY ‘GEORGE’ NEILEY III, age 65, of East Herrick, Pa., passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at his home with his family at his side. Allen Roy was born on Nov. 25, 1948, in Mehoopany, Pa., a son of Francelia Burlington Neiley and the late Allen Roy Neiley Jr. He graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School in the class of 1966. He then attended Williamsport Area Community College graduating with a degree in auto mechanics and welding. During college he began working for Taylor McCarty and Sons GM dealership in Wyalusing. After college, he remained with the dealership. Taylor McCarty was sold to Williams Auto Group, which later became Sherwood Groves, and at this time he then went to work at Moore's Auto and RV Sales from which he retired in 2011 as a Certified Master Chevrolet Technician. He met and married the former Norene Donahue of Endicott, N.Y. on Feb. 29, 1992, having celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary.  Allen Roy was a charter member of Twin Tier Antique Tractor and Machinery Association. He was a member of the North Woods Camp, and a member of the NRA. Allen Roy was a member of Elks Lodge No. 869, Lyons, N.Y. He was an avid hunter and he especially liked hunting turkey and deer. He also enjoyed restoring two cylinder John Deere tractors of which he had a few and he also collected scale model John Deere tractors. He was very involved with his family genealogy. He loved spending time with his family and his many cats. Surviving are: spouse, Norene at home; daughter, Bridget and Joseph Bowers of Midwest City, Okla.; step-daughter, Janice and Michael Noel of Tampa, Fla.; mother, Francelia Neiley of East Herrick, Pa.; brothers, Jim and Mary Neiley of East Herrick, Pa., John and Teresa Neiley of Camptown, Pa.; sisters, Lyndel and Russell O'Neal of East Herrick, Pa., Cheryl Heiser of Royersford, Pa.; granddaughter, Meghan Bowers of Midwest City, Okla. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA with the Rev. William L. Westbrook Sr., officiating. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, Pa. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA and/or the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 8/5/2014

NEILEY - James R. Neiley, 78, of RR2, Wysox, (Wysox Twp.), PA, died Thursday morning, Sept. 10, 2009 at his home following declining health.  Born Sept. 30, 1930 in Wyalusing, he was the son of the late Allen Roy Neiley, Sr. and Florence DODGE Neiley. Jim was educated in the public schools and was a graduate of Wyalusing High School, Class of 1948.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army on July 7, 1948 and after completing basic training and leadership training at Ft. Dix, NJ, he was assigned to train new recruits. After the Korean War began, he was sent to FECOM and was assigned to the 7th Infantry Division and later to the 31st Infantry Regiment “the American Foreign Legion” as an 81mm mortarman.  In September of 1950, he participated in the Inchon landing at Suwon and Osoun. Jim was part of the 7 Division units of the 1st Calvary tanks that had broken out of the Puson perimeter. Afterward, he participated in the North Korean Invasion and advanced to the Fuson Reservoir and the Chosen Reservoir, then to Hamhung and evacuation by the Navy to Puson. His Korean service with the 31st Regiment continued until November of 1951 when he was transferred to the United States and assigned to Fort Indiantown Gap, PA. He was honorably discharged on April 12, 1952.  Jim received the Japan Occupation Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Korean Service Medal with five Bronze Stars, the ROK and U.S. Presidential Unit Citations.  On March 28, 1953, he married the former Virginia Marie ANDERSION in Warren Center.  Jim owned and operated Neiley’s Body Shop from 1965 until his retirement in 1985.  He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 534, Wyalusing, the “Chosen Few” and several community organizations.  Surviving are his wife, Virginia Anderson Neiley at home; daughters, Connie Eddy and her husband, Rusty Eddy of RR2 Wysox, Pam Thompson and her husband, Mark Thompson of RR5 Towanda, Penny Neiley and special friend, Ark Karpauitz of RR2 Wysox; three grandchildren, Kara Thompson, Kodi Thompson and Kolton Thompson; brother, Richard Neiley and wife, Betty Neiley of Wyalusing; brother-in-law, Herbert Preston of Wyalusing and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Eleanor Brewster, Doris Preston and Marion Hatfield and a brother, Allen Roy Neiley, Jr.  The funeral service was held Sunday, Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Robert Martin of the Wysox Presbyterian Church officiating.  Interment was in the Camptown Cemetery with American Legion Post No. 534, Wyalusing, according full military honors.  The family received friends Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be directed to Wysox Volunteer Emergency Medical Service, PO Box 302, Wysox, PA 18854 in James R. Neiley’s memory.  September 10 2009, Wyalusing Rocket Courier.

NORTON –BEVERLY JANE CASSELBURY, age 87, of LeRaysville, Pa., passed away Monday afternoon, Oct. 3, 2016 at the Meadow View Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Montrose where she been residing for a little over a year. Beverly was born on May 16, 1929 in Groton, N.Y., the daughter of the late Leonard and Bertha Buckingham Norton. She was employed with the Lander Company in Binghamton, N.Y., for over 30 years. Beverly enjoyed attending square dances and penny socials. She was well known for her rice pudding. She loved the family dog, Queenie. Most of all she thoroughly enjoyed spending time with children, especially with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Maxine Alderson (Verne) of LeRaysville, Pa., and Ralph Casselbury (Brenda McCarthy) of Stevensville, Pa.; her grandchildren, John Alderson (Nancy) of LeRaysville, Pa., Alicia Hutchinson (Christopher) of Cadis, Pa., James Alderson (Melinda) of LeRaysville, Pa., Angela Maffei (Daniel) of LeRaysville, Pa., Renee Casselbury (Vinny Baumunk) of Wyalusing, Pa., and Erica Fitzwater (Daniel) of Stevensville, Pa.; her great-grandchildren, Zachary, Connor, Bradley, Miranda, Evan, Giovanni, Brady, Deegan, Isaac, Emilee, and Lana. She is also survived by her siblings, Vera Love of Meshoppen, Pa., William Norton (Shirley) of Great Bend, Pa., and Phillip Norton of Silvara, Pa.; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph "Pete" Casselbury in a tragic automobile accident in 1975; her sisters, Millie, Clara, and Helen; and her brothers, Clarence, Leon, Laurence, and Julius. Funeral services for Beverly will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 from the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church St., Wyalusing with the Reverend Sharon Rockefeller of the Rushville Presbyterian Church and the Reverend Tom Burlington of the Dille Parish UCC in LeRaysville, Pa., officiating. Interment will follow at the Camptown Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at the funeral home. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Meadow View Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center for all of the tender care and thoughtfulness. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Beverly's name to the LeRaysville-Pike Volunteer Fire Company, c/o John Keegan, 274 Saw Mill Road, LeRaysville, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 10/5/2016

O'CONNOR Howard Emery O'Connor, 72, of Ulster, Pa., died
Saturday, May 8, 2010. Born May 12, 1937, in Sayre, Pa., he was the son of the Anna Laura Cole O'Connor and the late Paul A. O'Connor. Howard was a graduate of Wyalusing High School. Following high school Howard served in the U.S. Army. In early years, he was employed in construction in Virginia and Wyoming. Howard also served in various restaurants as manager. Howard enjoyed all aspects of politics and was active in the Republican Party. He loved God, country and family.  Surviving are: His mother, Anna O'Connor of Wyalusing RR3; four brothers, Jonathan L. "Louie" O'Connor and his wife, Joan of Wyalusing RR3, Clair M. O'Connor and his wife, Jung Ja of Wyalusing RR3, Dennis F. O'Connor and his wife, Ginger of Durell, Kenneth O'Connor and his wife, Beverly of Wyalusing; nine sisters, Diane M. Landmesser and her husband, Robert of Towanda, Pa., Sharon Force and her husband, Burton of Lawton, Pa., Alice Bensavage and her husband, George of Hyndman, Pa., Laura Hiduk and her husband, Tom of Wyalusing RR3, Sally Miller and her husband, George of Rome, Pa., Dorothy Boatman and her husband, Bruce of Herrickville, Pa., Marilyn Bailey of Factoryville, Pa., Bonnie O'Connor of LaVale, Md., Ruth DelMarter of Stevensville, Pa.; three sisters-in-law, Janet Chilson, Allyson O'Connor and Barbara O'Connor; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father, Paul A. O'Connor in July of 1981, and three brothers, Paul, Nick, and Terry O'Connor.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 14, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Howard's nephew, Mr. Edward O'Connor, officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, Pa. – Towanda Daily Review, May 11, 2010

MR. KENNETH GEORGE O’CONNOR, 81, of Senate Street, Wyalusing, Pa., passed away at home early Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Kenny, as he was called by family, was the devoted husband of Beverly "Becky" Jean Roof O'Connor, recently celebrating 57 years of marriage. Kenneth was born on March 1, 1933 a son of the late Paul and Anna Laura Cole O'Connor of Herrickville, Pa. He graduated from Wyalusing High School in 1951, and entered the United States Army in 1954. He was later honorably discharged in 1956. On October 18, 1957, he wed Beverly Jean in the Rome United Methodist Church and resided in Herrickville, PA for 46 years before moving to Wyalusing in 2003.Kenny was employed by Pipher's Diner and the Asplundh Tree Company prior to joining GTE/Sylvania in 1964, where he retired after 30 years of service. Kenny was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather that enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a caring individual always willing to lend a helping hand to his community and friends. In his earlier years he was active in the Herrickville Volunteer Fire Company and also acted as a Herrick Township Supervisor. Kenny was an avid outdoorsman, long-time Wyalusing Rams wrestling fan, and enjoyed attending Penn State football games with his friends and family, especially his grandsons. In addition, he was a former member of the American Welding Society, Towanda Elks Lodge Post 2191, and was a current member the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534. Surviving are his loving wife Becky; children Gail and husband Jack Vanderpool of Laceyville, Pa., Greg O'Connor of Wysox, Pa., Scott O'Connor of Wyalusing, Pa.; grandchildren Alicia Terascavage of Norwich, N.Y., Shane Terascavage of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Brad and wife Miranda O'Connor of Monroeton, Pa. Kenneth is also survived by nine sisters. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers. Funeral services to honor Kenny will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 at 3 p.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa., with Kenny's nephew, Edward O'Connor, officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by the members of the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Camptown Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Kenny's name to the W.V.H.S. Wrestling Booster Club, c/o Mrs. Phyllis Otis, 129 Merryall Cemetery Rd., Wyalusing, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 1/5/2015

NICHOLAS W. O’CONNOR, 54, of 218 N. Main St., Towanda, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, July 29, 1995, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Dec. 23, 1940 in Sayre, Pa. he was the son of Anna Cole O’Connor and the late Paul O’Connor.  Nicholas was a 1960 graduate of the Wyalusing High School.  On Feb. 26, 1967, he married the former Allyson Barthold in Yonkers, N.Y.  Mr. O’Connor was employed in construction for many years and for the past 10 years was employed by the past 10 years was employed by Carpenters Union Local No. 514 of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.  Nicholas was an avid reader and enjoyed bowling, hunting and the outdoors.  He will be remembered by his many friends for his ability to whistle.  He was a devoted husband and father.  Surviving are: his wife, Allyson Barthold O’Connor, at home; his mother, Anna Cole O’Connor of Herrickville; a son, George M. O’Connor of Sayre; a daughter, Cindy R. O’Connor at home; 10 sisters: Diane Kinney of Towanda, Sharon Force of Lawton, Pa., Alice Bensavage of Camptown, Laura Hiduk of Camptown, Sally Miller of Rome, Ruth Delemarter of Stevensville, Ronnie O’Connor of the Philippines, Dorothy Boatman of Tunkhannock, Marilyn Bailey of Tunkhannock and Janet Chilson of Endicott, N.Y.: six brothers, Louie O’Connor of Herrickville, Clair O’Connor of Herrickville, Dennis O’Connor of Durrell, Terry O’Connor of East Smithfield, Howard O’Connor of Tennessee, Kenneth O’Connor of Herrickville; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by: his father, Paul A. O’Connor, in 1981, and a brother, Paul M. O’Connor, in 1959.  The funeral service will be held Monday, July 31, 1995, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Timothy Geiger assisting pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda officiating.  Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, Pa.  The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 428, Sayre, Pa. or to Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, Pa. in Nicholas O’Connor’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

TERRY L. O’CONNOR, 55, of Hartsburg, Ill., formerly of Milan, died at his home on May 21, 1999.  He was born April 20, 1944 in Sayre, the son of Paul and Anna Laura Cole O’Connor.   He was a member of the Park Meadow Baptist Church, Lincoln, Ill., and the Carpenters Local 514, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.  He worked at the Robert Packer Hospital for a number of years with the Welliver, McGuire Construction Co.  He was a dedicated and loving husband and father.  Survivors are his wife of 35 years, Barbara, at home; children, Paul O’Connor of Bath, N.Y., Patrick O’Connor of New Iberia, La., Debbie Babineaux of Emden, Ill., Amy Soileau of Addison, N.Y., and Kelly O’Connor of Hartsburg, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; sisters, Marilyn Bailey of Factoryville, Pa., Dorothy Boatman of Herrickville, Ruth Delamarter of Stevensville, Bonnie O’Connor of the Philippines, Sally Miller of Rome, Laura Hiduk of Camptown, Alice Bensavage of Camptown, Sharon Force of Lawton, Pa.., Diane Kinney of Towanda; five brothers, Kenneth O’Connor of Herrickville, Howard O’Connor of Herrickville, Dennis O’Connor of Durell, Clair O’Connor of Herrickville and Louis O’Connor of Herrickville; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was predeceased by his father, Paul O’Connor in 1981; two children, Karen Lee in 1966, and Donald Edward in 1971; a grandson Steven Lee in 1996; two brothers Paul M., in 1959 and Nick in 1995.  Friends may call the Lowery funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Thursday, from 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Hack of the Independent Baptist Church, Elmira, N.Y., officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Park Meadow Baptist Church, 800 Memorial Park Rd., Lincoln, Ill.  –Towanda Daily Review.

OTIS –BETTY O. (OTIS) HILLIS, age 83, of Twin Cuts Road in Wyalusing went to with be the Lord on Tuesday morning, April 4, 2017 at her home with her loving daughters, Faith and Ava, special caregiver Helga, and special niece Phyllis, by her side. Betty was born on Oct. 30, 1933 at the Otis farmhouse in Camptown, the daughter of the late Harry and Luella VanNess Otis. She graduated from Camptown High School with the class of 1952. Betty was married to the late Donald E. Hillis and together they had two daughters. She was a farmhouse wife for her family. She was also employed at the Camptown Dress Factory in the janitorial department. She cleaned houses for Jane Carey and worked for John and Kate McPherson's gas station in Camptown, Pa. She was a member of the Camptown Community Church and the Camptown United Methodist Women. When she and her husband were farming, she was a member of the Dairymen's League. Betty was the president of the Parents/Teachers Organization when her daughters were in school. She and Don always welcomed kids into her house with open arms. In fact, throughout the years there were 18 unrelated people that called the Hillis Farm home. In the fall, Betty and Don opened the farm up to hunting friends from Philadelphia. She loved to garden and can homegrown vegetables. In the evening, she could always be found with her crossword puzzles and "Crypto-Quote" at the kitchen table. When friends visited, there were often several hands of cards played, popcorn eaten, and homemade cider drank. She absolutely loved all animals especially her toy poodle, Nigel, who left us in August and most recently her four-legged friend, Winston, who remained faithful until the end, with her cats, Tigger and Pooh. Most of all she loved the time she spent with her family. Betty is survived by her daughters Faith Jaynes and her husband David of Herrick Township, Pa.; Ava Tunnicliff and her husband Ricky of Wyalusing Township, Pa.; her grandson, Cody Tunnicliff of Wyalusing Township, Pa.; her extended family, Judy Gardner and her children Leonice Jones and Keshon Gardner of Wyalusing Township, Pa., and Tammy Gardner Slaza and her husband Tony of Wyalusing Township, Pa.; her special niece and nephew, Phyllis and Gary Otis, who took great care of Betty for years; her special caregivers, Carol O'Brien, Christina Burrell, Tabitha Kittle, Jessica Hotaling, LaRay Gilbert, Ethel Walter, Helga Collister, Ellen Nitcznski, Flo Murray, Sherry Harris, Coy Wayne Kurtz, and Marylin Waluk; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband of 49 years, Don, and her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings and their spouses, Clifford and Helen Otis, Adelbert and Martha Otis, Carl and Laura Mae Otis, Wilmot "Bill" and Marfisa Otis, Emily and Joseph Kinsley; and two very special men, John Oliver Lynn, who treated Betty like his own daughter after the death of her father, and David Gardner, who worked side by side with Betty and Don on the farm for 42 years. Funeral services for Betty will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 10, 2017 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa., with the Reverend William Westbrook from the Camptown Charge officiating. Interment will follow at the Camptown Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 9 at the funeral home, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Betty's name to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA or to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, c/o James Seipler, 6185 Herrickville Road, Wyalusing, PA or to the Herrickville Volunteer Fire Company, 6149 Herrickville Road, Wyalusing, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 4/5/2017

Carl Edward OTIS
April 25, 2002
Carl Edward Otis, age 81 of Standing Stone, PA, died unexpectedly on Thursday evening, April 25, 2002 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Camptown on Jan. 18, 1921, the youngest son of Harry and Luella VanNess Otis.  He left school at an early age to help his brothers on the family farm after the early death of their father.  He worked for J. V. Taylor, the Wyalusing Livestock Market and owned and operated the family farm until it was sold.  Carl enjoyed visiting friends and gardening.  "The Lord giveth and taketh. Today we lost a loved one whose place in our lives will be cherished memories."  He is survived by his former wife, Laura Cobb Otis of Camptown; sons and daughters-in-law, Max and Claire Otis of Monroeton, Robert Otis of Camptown, Ted and Patty Otis of Camptown, Roderick Otis of Stevensville, Daryl and Joyce Otis of Camptown, Randy and Joan Otis of Lawton; his dear companion, Glenda Taylor and their children, Jeff and Amy of Rummerfield; a special grandson, Doug; grandchildren, Vanessa, Heather, Robbie, Rachelle, Kevin, Brian, Miranda, Derek, Andy, Tim and Tammy; several great-grandchildren; his sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Don Hillis; a brother, Adelbert Otis; a sister-in-law, Helen Otis; several nieces and nephews and special friends, Ronald Yates, Yvonne Robinson and many others.  Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Thomas Otis; a sister, Emily Kinsley; his brothers, Wilmot and Clifford Otis; two sisters-in-law, Martha P. Otis and Martha L. Otis and a special friend, John Oliver Lynn.  Funeral services were held on Monday, April 29 at 2 p.m. in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, with the Rev. Elwin Patrick, pastor of the Herrickville Wesleyan Church, officiating.  Interment followed in the Camptown Cemetery.  Friends and family called at the funeral home on Monday afternoon from 12 p.m. until the time of the service.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests the donations be made to the Wysox Ambulance Association, Wysox, PA in Mr. Otis’s memory.

 

OTIS H. Adelbert Otis

age 94, of Taylorville, Wyalusing Township, died Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 19, 2012 at his home.  He was born on Oct. 18, 1918 at his home in Camptown, PA. He was the son of the late Harry and Luella VanNess Otis. He has been a resident of the Camptown-Wyalusing area all of his life.   He worked at the Taylor Packing Plant as a jack of all trades and retired after 51 years of employment.  Adelbert was a member of the Camptown Methodist Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family especially the numerous 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Playing bingo at Park Place brought him many memories. He also had a fondness for horses and owned a special one, Dixie, which he rode in parades and won many ribbons at horse shows in the area.  He leaves surviving his children and their spouses: JoAnne Treadwell of Melbourne, Fla., Dianna and Paul Cresho of Taylorville, Janet Chaffee of Laceyville and Steve Otis of Wyalusing; stepdaughters and spouses Irma and Dave Green of Homets Ferry and Shirley and Cliff Woodruff of Laceyville; a special sister, Betty Hillis of Wyalusing; his first wife Nellie Vanderpool of Florida; a special niece Phyllis Otis of Merryall, who always helped out with his care and nurturing and constantly brightened his day; as well as many other nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his second wife Martha E. Otis, three brothers Clifford, Wilmot, and Carl and a sister Emily Kingsley.   At his request there will be no calling hours. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make memorial donations may do so in Adelbert's name to the Memorial Hospital Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 or to the Wyalusing Fire Co., PO Box 86, Wyalusing, PA 18853.  Arrangements were made through Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St., Laceyville, PA   Towanda Daily Review – December 21, 2012

 

OTIS Harry
Well Known Farmer of Camptown Killed When Truck Wrecks - Harry Otis was killed When Truck Goes over Embankment at North Rome; Two Sons Escape Injury - Harry Otis, prominent Camptown Farmer, was killed almost instantly when a truck driven by his son Clifford, and loaded with Cattle, plunged over a 20 foot embankment on the sharp turn near the Nichols Store in North Rome last Thursday night about 10:30o'clock. Another Son, Wilmot, was in the cab with his brother. Both Boys escaped injury. The father was sleeping in the bunk over the cab. Two of the three cows in the truck were also killed. The boys hailed a passing motorist who took the fatally injured man to the Packer Hospital where he was found to have died of a broken neck and fractured skull. The deceased was well known and highly respected in Eastern Bradford County where he spent most of his life. For several years he was associated with Paul Stethers, Camptown Dealer. He was 40 years of age. He is survived by his wife [Luella VanNess Otis] and four sons and two daughters, Clifford, Wilmot, Adelbert, Carl, Emily, and Betty Jane, all at home. Funeral services were held at his late home Sunday in charge of Rev.Wilson Treible of Mehoopany, assisted by Rev.G.C. Gardner of Camptown. Pallbears were Ralph Dibble, Paul Stethers, Joe Stethers, Andrew Gilliland, Charles Ingham and Jack Kocher, Burial was in the Camptown Cemetery. ~Wyalusing Rocket August 3,1934. Submitted By Bonny Sutton

OTIS - Robert (Bob) Carl Otis, age 60, went home to the Lord on Friday, March 7, 2008, at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington, Pa., after a long battle with lung disease. He was born on March 26, 1947, at home on the family farm in Camptown, Pa., a son of Carl E. and Laura (Cobb) Otis. Bob wrestled at Wyalusing Valley High School, and after graduation worked on the family farm. In 1971, he married his former wife, Shirley Harris, and they had two children, Heather and Rob. Bob drove school bus for several years while also working at Taylor Beef, giving Taylor's 13 years of service, until becoming disabled from a stroke following back surgery at age 39. He then started "Bob's Lawn Mowing Business" and worked at that until he became too ill a couple of years ago. He is survived by his mother, Laura E. (Mae) Otis; his ex-wife, Shirley Whalen; his children, Heather Kithcart and Rob Otis (fiancé Kelly Johnson and her children Jim Bob and L.T.); brothers: Max (Claire) Otis, Ted Otis, Rocky Otis, Daryl (Joyce) Otis, Randy (Joan) Otis, half brother and sister: Jeff and Amy Taylor; and by his grandchildren whom he thought the world of: Kimberly, Kaitlyn and Shelbi; a special aunt: Betty Hillis; special niece Rachelle Otis Salsman; by special friends: Lloyd and Mike Farr and Gene Harris; and by many other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends too numerous to mention; as well as by his extended family at the manor. He was predeceased by his brother, Tom, in 1983; his father, Carl, in 2002; and a good friend, John "Oliver" Lynn, in 1978. Friends and family are invited to call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa., and from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday. Funeral services will be held at noon on Monday, March 10, in the McHenry Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dennis Fox, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Camptown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to: Bradford County Manor, Activities Fund, RR 3, Box 322, Troy, Pa. 16947, in memory of Bob Otis. -Published in the Towanda Daily Review 3/9/2008.

PENNAY -  Mrs. Ruth E. Downing, 86, formally of the Wyalusing Personal Care Home in Wyalusing, Pa., diedlate Sunday evening, March 1, 2009, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. Mrs. Downing was born in East Herrick Township, Bradford County, Pa., on April 25, 1922, the daughter of the late Cecil H. and Doris M. Warner Pennay. Growing up in Rushville, Pa., she was a graduate of the Rush High School Class of 1942.
Mrs. Downing was the wife of the late Bert Downing, who diedon Feb. 14, 1957. Mrs. Downing was a housemaid and caregiver all of her life for many families in the Fairdale area of Susquehanna County, Pa. Surviving are: her two sisters, Mrs. Mille (Jesse) Goodwin of Laceyville, Pa. and Mrs. Clara Hallstead of Northampton, Pa.; her two brothers, Clarence (Sue) Pennay of Waverly, N.Y. and Harold Pennay of Laceyville, Pa.; several nieces and nephews; an aunt, Mrs. Lucille Pennay of Wysox, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Arnold Pennay of Athens, Pa.; and a brother-in-law, Ambrose Dalo of Franklinville, N.J. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by: a sister, Eulalie Dalo; a brother, George Eugene Pennay; a brother-in-law, Detrick Hallstead; and three nephews, Gordon Hallstead, Terry Hallstead, and Leonard Soullaird. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2009, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., with Rev. Ronald Dyer officiating. Interment will be at a later date at the convenience of the family in the Camptown Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the memorial service on Friday afternoon.  Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

GEORGE H. PICKERING, 80, of Herrick Township, Wyalusing, RR 3, died on Monday, May 25, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  He was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on July 28, 1917.  He had moved to the Rummerfield area in his younger years.  George was very mechanically inclined and worked in the automotive industry.  In August of 1942, he joined the United States Army and served during World War II until November of 1945.  He was a 36-year member of the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42; was a lifetime member of the Northeast Bradford Memorial V.F.W. Post No. 6824 of Rome; was a member of the AMVETS organization; and was a lifetime member of the Towanda Gun Club.  George was a founder of the Herrickville Volunteer Fire Company and had purchased the first fire engine.  He was a great lover of the out-of-doors and was an avid gardener.  He had enjoyed time spent with his dogs.  Prior to his employment with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as a mechanic for many years, he owned and operated his own automotive garage.  Mr. Pickering was preceded in death by two wives.  On Sept. 24, 1985, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Theresa Elizabeth “Libby” Lloyd Pickering.  On Sept. 2, 1994, he was preceded in death by his second wife, Norma Brown House Pickering.  Surviving are eight stepchildren and spouses, Mr. and Mrs. Bill (Ramona) Roach of Wysox, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry (Judy) Belawske of Roaring Branch.  Mr. and Mrs. Lewayne (Marilyn) Wilber of Canton.  Ray House and Ann Wilcox of Troy, Mr. and Mrs. Ted (Pamela) Matthews of Gillett, Mr. and Mrs. Ted (Terri) Cobb of Herrickville, Scott House and Jenny Welch of Columbus, Ohio, and Mr. and Mrs. Norman (Lisa) House of Herrickville, 25 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and many special friends.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 28, 1998 at 11 a.m. in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing.  Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery.  Full military honors will be accorded by Towanda American Legion Post No. 42.  Friends and family are invited to call on Wednesday evening, May 27, 1998 at McHenry Funeral Home in Wyalusing from 7 to 9 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations or contributions may be made to the HOPS Ambulance Association of Herrickville, or Memorial Hospital Critical Care Unit in Mr. Pickering’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

George H. PICKERING, 80, Wyalusing RR 3, PA died Monday, may 25, 1998 at memorial Hospital in Towanda.  He was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA on July 28, 1917.  He moved to the Rummerfield area in his younger days.  He was a veteran of WW II and worked in the automotive industry, most recently for Penn DOT.  He was a founder of the Herrickville Volunteer Fire Company.  Surviving are stepchildren and their spouses:  Bill (Romona) Roach of Wysox, Kerry (Judy) Belawske of Roaring Branch, Lewayne (Marilyn) Ilber of Canton, Ray House and Ann Wilcox of Troy, Ted (Pamela) Matthews of Gillett, Ted (Terri) Cobb of Herrickville, Scott House and Jenny Welch of Columbus, OH and Norman (Lisa) House of Herrickville, Scott House and Jenny Welch of Columbus, OH and Norman (Lisa) House of Herrickville; 25 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; many special friends.  He was predeceased by two wives, Theresa Elizabeth “Libby” Lloyd Pickering, in 1985 and Norma Brown House Pickering in 1994.  Funeral services were held at the McHenry Funeral Home in Wyalusing on May 28 and interment to be in Camptown Cemetery, Full military honors were to be accorded.  Contributions may be made to the HOPS Ambulance Association of Herricksville or Memorial Hospital Critical Car e Unit in Towanda in Mr. Pickering’s memory.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday  June 4, 1998

POINTER - Ruth S. DeWitt, 87, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Towanda, Pa., died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, at the Odyssey House Hospice in Conroe, Texas.  Born March 30, 1921, in Milburn, Texas, she was the daughter of O.V. Pointer Sr. and Minnie DILLARD Pointer.  Ruth received her bachelor of science degree from Howard Payne College in Brownwood, Texas, and her master's degree from North Texas State University in Denton, Texas.  Her first husband, Lt. J. Erle STANLEY of Zephyr, Texas, was killed in action during World War II.  Following World War II, Ruth taught in U.S. Army Dependents' Schools in Germany, where she met her second husband, Charles W. DeWitt of Towanda. They returned from Germany to Towanda in 1950, where Charles later became the final Bradford County Superintendent of Schools.  Ruth taught for the Athens Area School District for many years, first at the Ulster-Sheshequin Elementary School and later at the East Smithfield Elementary School.  In 2006 Ruth moved to Houston. Ruth was a member of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees. She enjoyed traveling.  Surviving are: her son, Charles Peyton DeWitt and his wife, Carol, of Montgomery, Texas; her three grandsons, Christopher, Nicholas and John DeWitt, all of Montgomery; her brother, George Pointer of Brownwood, Texas; four nieces, Judith Pointer of Brownwood, Kay Donahoo of Bryan, Texas, Pat Cadenhead of Rotan, Texas, and Nancy Belair of Frisco, Texas; and a nephew, Paul DeWitt of Towanda.  She was preceded in death by her second husband, Charles W. DeWitt; her first husband, J. Erle Stanley; an infant son, David Charles DeWitt; her sisters, Erva Allen and Dee Lynch; and her brother, O.V. Pointer Jr.  A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 26, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. in Towanda, with the Rev. Jira Albers, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, Pa.  The family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home.  Towanda Daily Review.

BROOKE CHATEL PRESTON - The world became a lot less bright when Brooke Chantel Preston also known as "Cook," "Cookie," "Brooklyn" and her personal favorite "Little Princess," age 21, of Wyalusing, Pa., tragically passed away at the hands of another, on Saturday, March 25, 2017, in West Palm Beach, Fla. We are certain our beautiful girl sprinted the 50-yard dash to heaven while wearing high-heels, a sparkling tiara and flaunting her infectious smile. She may even have been driving a skid steer or an excavator. Brooke was a spitfire who brought joy into everyone's life that she touched. She lived life in the moment, grabbed every opportunity that came her way and made the most of it. Brooke was born on Sept. 1, 1995 in Sayre, Pa., the youngest daughter of John Edward Preston and Nancy Slabicki. She graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School, a member of the class of 2013. She also obtained an associate's degree in business management from the State College of Florida and was excited about starting her new position as a Radiographer for NVI, LLC in Buffalo, N.Y., where she resided with the love of her life, Bryan Brown. Brooke had many goals and dreams and she was determined to earn her bachelor's degree. She believed that nothing was too hard or too big to overcome. She was driven, motivated and inspired to succeed. Her first tattoo read "The sky is the limit." Mere words cannot capture the spirit of our vivacious, fun-loving, spunky girl. She touched the lives of everyone she met. Her heart was huge and overflowed with kindness. She put her own dreams on hold to take care of her grandfather, Martin "Kenny" Slabicki, during his final days. Brooke loved spending time with her family and friends, the beach, road trips, reading, Penguin games, gymnastics and everything that sparkled. We need people like her in our lives to remind us that we cannot live in the past or in the future, but in the moment to make the best of what we have. Surviving are her father, John Preston and "Miss Jackie" Vanderpool of Wyalusing, Pa., and her children, Vanessa, Dutch, Audy, Ava and Lydia; mother, Nancy Slabicki and Rich LaFrance of Wyalusing, Pa.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Jessica and Ronald Kipp of Wyalusing, Pa., and his children, Taelyr and Daegan, and Jordan Preston and Marco Martin of West Palm Beach, Fla.; grandmother, Marie "Linda" Slabicki of Harrisburg, Pa.; aunts and uncles, Shirley Bristol of Troy, Pa., Donna and Ronnie Cole of Wyalusing, Pa., Pat and Burt Neuber of Wyalusing, Pa., Mary and Glenn Beckley of Wyalusing, Pa., Nancy Preston of Herrickville, Pa., Sharon and James Ambush of Mt. Holly Springs, Pa., Maureen and Jim Stanton of Lenoxville, Pa., Janette Slabicki of Harrisburg, Pa., and Lynn and Ken Benka-Davies of Harrisburg, Pa. She is also survived by the extended LaFrance family and a special pet, Bob the dog, and also by several cousins and countless friends. She was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Herbert and Doris Neiley Preston; her maternal grandfather, Martin "Kenneth" Slabicki; and her uncles, Roy Preston and Mike Bristol. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Heather M. Baker-McAllister officiating. Interment will be held at a later date in the Camptown Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 1 to 3 p.m. and again from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Towanda Skilled Nursing Unit, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA or to the Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA. These were both near and dear to Brooke's heart because of the wonderful care they gave to her grandfathers, the late Herb Preston and Kenny Slabicki. –Towanda Daily Review 3/28/2017

PRESTON Herbert M. Preston

Well known logger, Herbert M. Preston, age 92, of Wyalusing, Pa., died on Wednesday night, Dec. 18, 2013, at the Skilled Nursing Facility, in Towanda, PA, with his loving family at his side. Herb was born in Beaumont, Pa., on May 6, 1921, a son the late Charles and Sybil Clark Preston. He served in World War II in the U.S. Army in Central Europe. He met and married the former Doris Neiley of Wyalusing, Pa.; she predeceased him on August 2, 1999. In his early years he worked with his father farming and logging, he then started Herb Preston Logging of Wyalusing, which he continued to run until his passing. His son John worked with him in the logging business since 1980. Herb was proud to say that he delivered the very first load of pulp wood to Masonite when it opened. He was a devoted husband and father and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Herb was a member of the American Legion Post No. 534, Wyalusing, Pa. He loved his job, running bulldozers well into his 80s, driving trucks, and delegating jobs. Herb hosted the "Herbie church" every Sunday morning from 9:00 - ? He loved to travel around the country with his wife by his side. Herb was an avid reader, he especially loved the westerns. Surviving are his two sons and a daughter-in-law Roy and Nancy Preston, Herrickville, Pa., John Preston, Wyalusing, Pa.; four daughters and sons-in-law Shirley and Mike Bristol, Troy, Pa., Donna and Ronnie Cole, Wyalusing, Pa., Pat and Burt Neuber, Wyalusing, Pa., Mary and Glenn Beckley, Wyalusing, Pa.; brothers Floyd and Doris Preston, Laceyville, Pa., Nile and Marie Preston, Appalachian, N.Y.; sisters Jean Burgess, Elmira, N.Y., Grace and George Howland, Herrickville, Pa., Betty DeMann, Towanda, Pa., Janet Jagger, Wyalusing, Pa.; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law Richard "Dick" and Betty Neiley, Homets Ferry, Pa., Virginia Neiley, Wysox, Pa.; 18 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews; special pet, Bob the dog. He was predeceased by two brothers Paul Preston and Clyde Preston; and a sister Ruth Foisey; and special dogs; Carmel and Honey. Funeral services will be held on Dec. 21, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. William L. Westbrook Sr., officiating. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, Pa. Friends and family may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. on Dec. 20, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m., and 7 to 9 p.m., and also on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. Graveside military services will be accorded by members of Wyalusing Post No. 534, Wyalusing, Pa. Memorial contribution may be made to the Towanda Skilled Nursing Unit, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848.   Towanda Daily Review – December 20, 2013

 

ROY PRESTON, age 75, of Herrickville, Pa., passed away early Saturday morning, Dec. 10, 2016, at home with his loving wife by his side. Roy was born on Aug. 3, 1941 in Sayre, Pa., a son the late Herb and Doris Neiley Preston. While serving in the Army, he was stationed in Hawaii and Japan. He met and married the former Nancy DeWitt of Camptown, Pa. Roy worked hard as professional truck driver, starting in his father's logging business and then becoming an owner operator for many years. He finished his career employed by Wagner Lumber in Owego, N.Y., hauling wood products. He was a devoted husband and father and enjoyed spending time with his family. Roy was a member of the American Legion Post No. 534, Wyalusing, Pa. Surviving are: his spouse of 44 years, Nancy Preston at home; mother-in-law, Bette DeWitt of Herrickville, Pa.; daughters and sons- in law, Brenda and Tim Ferguson of Herrickville, Pa., Barb and John Haskins of Apalachin, N.Y., Jean Motsko of Little Meadows, Pa., Sharon and Daniel Abell of Warren Center, Pa., and Judy and Bill Delaney of Apalachin, N.Y.; a brother, John Preston of Wyalusing Pa.; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley Bristol of Troy, Pa., Donna and Ronnie Cole of Wyalusing, Pa., Pat and Burt Neuber of Wyalusing, Pa., and Mary and Glenn Beckley of Wyalusing, Pa.; sister-in-law and husband, Sharon and Jim Jones of Lawton, Pa.; and brother-in-law and wife, Dennis and Peggy DeWitt of Estero, Fla.; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; as well as numerous aunt and uncles, niece and nephews. He was predeceased by his father-in-law, Donald J. DeWitt; brother-in-law, Mike Bristol; and nephew, Collin Burton. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Pastor Jason Laudermilch of the Herrickville Wesleyan Church officiating. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, Pa. Friends and family may call from 9 a.m. to until the time of the service at the funeral home. Graveside military services will be accorded by members of Wyalusing Post No. 534, Wyalusing, Pa. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Herrick Township Volunteer Fire Dept - New Truck Fund, 6149 Herrickville Road, Wyalusing, PA or the Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 12/11/2016

 

PRESTON Ruth Preston Foisy

86, of Towanda, died Sunday, April 8, 2012 at her home. She was born in Dallas, Pa., on Feb. 7, 1926 the daughter of Charles Preston and Sybil Clark Preston. Ruth was a graduate of Camptown High School class of 1943 and was employed by the Eclipse in Elmira Heights, N.Y. during World War II. On June 30, 1945 she married Donald H. Foisy in Burlington, Vt. Ruth was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 27 years until her retirement on April 1, 1980. She was a member of the Sylvania Women's Club and the local WOW Chapter. Ruth enjoyed quilting, painting, flower gardening and collecting perfume bottles.  Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Donald H. Foisy at home; sons Stephen P. (Michaelene) Foisy of Binghamton, N.Y. and Roger L. Foisy of Anchorage, Alaska; grandson Kurt Kulzer; great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Sydney; sisters: Grace (George) Howland of Herrickville, Janet Jagger of Wyalusing, Betty Demann of Towanda and Jean Burguess of Elmira, N.Y.; brothers: Herbert Preston of Wyalusing, Floyd Preston of Laceyville and Nile Preston of Little Meadows; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by brothers Clyde, Paul, Mark, Clark and Elmer Preston.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Pastor Donn Hauser of the Independent Baptist Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will follow in the Camptown Cemetery, Camptown. The family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society , Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701-3945 in Ruth's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – April 10, 2012

PETER L. PUTERBAUGH of Friendsville, PA passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at his home urrounded by his family. He was born on November 23, 1930, in Herrickville, PA, to the late Frederick L. and Lettie Mae (Harbst) Puterbaugh. His wife of 64 years, Joanne (Way) Puterbaugh, survives. Also surviving are his three daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Ron Wenzinger, Binghamton, NY, Leesa and Jeff Levy, Hawley, PA, Wendy and Ron Sivers, Perryville, KY, two sons and daughter-in-law, Steve and Twyla Puterbaugh, New Milford, PA, Matt Puterbaugh, Berlin, NH, 11 grandchildren, Sean Wenzinger, Steve (Laurie) Wenzinger, Marilyn, Robyn and Noah Wenzinger, Danielle (Josh) Jorrisen, Rachel Levy, Jessi and Amanda Sivers, Morgan and Katy Puterbaugh, 6 great grandchildren, brother and sister-in-law, Daniel and Linda Puterbaugh, Rome, PA, sister, Gwen Stefan, Athens, PA, aunt Geraldine Coolbaugh, Athens, PA, several nieces and cousins. Peter served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War and then worked at Worthington Corp. in Buffalo, NY until he transferred to IBM Glendale where he retired as a tool designer. He enjoyed woodworking and built his own home, made Lathe turnings, furniture for his family members, as well as a camper on his pickup truck for his other passion, traveling. He was a member of the “Sam’s Camping Club”, and he and his wife traveled to all 50 states. He enjoyed the outdoors, he hunted and fished, and use to make his own flies. Peter coupled his love of music and woodworking skills; he crafted 43 dulcimers and started a Mountain Dulcimer group at the Vestal Center United Methodist Church, where he was a long time member. A Visitation for friends and colleagues will begin at 1pm, Saturday July 30, 2016 at the Vestal Center UMC followed by a Memorial Service at 2pm with Rev. Jeff Aiosa officiating. Interment was in Camptown Cemetery in Camptown, PA, at the families’ convenience. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Peter’s name can be made to the Vestal Center UMC. –Towanda Daily Review 7/28/2016

ROBBINS - Katherine R. Lattimer
April 7, 2002 - Mrs. Katherine R. Lattimer, age 93, of Camptown, PA, died on Sunday, April 7, 2002 at the Carpenter Care Center, Tunkhannock, where she had resided for the past five months.  Kate was born in Sayre, a daughter of the late James L. and Martha Bunnell Robbins. She was raised by her paternal grandmother, Catharine Bunnell Robbins as her mother died when Kate was 20 months old. She attended school in Sayre. Kate was married to Harold C. Lattimer of Wilkes-Barre at Harold’s parents’ home in Camptown on Nov. 29, 1930. They resided in Luzerne for eight years before moving to Lime Hill and later to Stony Point, Herrickville. They enjoyed 58 years of marriage until his passing on Feb. 4, 1989. She moved to Homets Ferry after Harold’s death to be near her daughter.  Kate and Harold ran a gas station in Camptown for several years. She also worked in the dress factories located by McCarty’s in Wyalusing and in Camptown. She was a great saleswoman and sold Avon products for many years.  Kate was a loving and caring spouse, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.   Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Harold C., Jr. and Mary Lattimer, Herndon, VA, Richard P. and Norma Lattimer, Oley; two daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Richard Neiley, Homets Ferry and Etta and Howard Covey, Fort Worth, TX; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ralph (Peg) Lattimer, Mercur Hill, Wysox; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Paron W. (Perry) Robbins and three sisters, Ruth E. Smith, Leila E. Zurn and Florence J. Lutz and an infant grandson, Donald Lattimer.  Funeral services will be held Thursday (today), April 11 at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Barry R. Ballard, pastor of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be in Camptown Cemetery.  Friends may call on Thursday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.  Memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit 1948, Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the Wyalusing Public Library, PO Box 98, Wyalusing, PA 18853.

JOSEPH A. ROEHRIG, 89, of Wyalusing, RR 3 Herrick Twp., died Monday evening, June 2, 2003, at home. Born November 27, 1913, in East Liverpool, OH, a son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Maloney Roehrig, Joseph was raised in Pittsburgh and the suburbs and later moved to Greensburg, Pa. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he served during World War II, and during this time he met the former Elizabeth Ann Hamilton, whom he later married on December 2, 1944 at the North Reformed Church in Newark, NJ. Joseph and Elizabeth moved to Clifton, NJ, in 1946 where they purchased a home and raised their family. Joe was a milk truck driver and home delivery man for Sisco Dairies. He also was an insurance representative for C.J. Simons, Inc. in Newark, NJ. Joe loved sports and coached many children and young adults. Joseph's life was centered on his family as he was a loving, caring, responsible father and husband and his family was very thankful to have had him. Surviving are; two sons, Ronald Samuel Roehrig and his wife Susan Roehrig, of Tinton Falls, NJ, Brian Joseph Roehrig and his wife Doreen Roehrig, of Wyalusing, RR 3; grandchildren, Erin Rebecca Arnold and her husband Shane Arnold, Heather Jessica Baker and her husband Wally Baker, Matthew Timothy Roehrig, Patrick Shay Roehrig, James Roehrig, Kevin Roehrig; great-grandchildren, Jasmyn Briadora Roehrig and Jade Heather Roehrig; sisters, Marygale Roehrig, of Wyalusing, Eleanor Roehrig, of Greensburg, Pa., June Jones and her husband Bill Jones of Jeanette, Pa., Lorrain Ghrist and her husband Ray Ghrist of Mt. Pleasant, Pa, Deanna Roehrig, of Greensburg, Pa.; brothers, Chuck Roehrig and his wife Erika Roehrig, of Ligonier, Pa., Ed Roehrig and his wife Libby Roehrig, of Greensburg, Pa., Tom Roehrig, of Birmingham, Ala.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by; his wife of 46 years, Elizabeth Hamilton Roehrig, on October 13, 1991; a grandson, Shannon Levi Roehrig, in 1985. The funeral service will be held Friday, June 6, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Helen Learn, pastor of the Herrickville United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow n the Camptown Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Joseph's family expresses their greatest appreciation for the loving care he received while a resident of the Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home and for the kind words, thoughts and gestures of love. The family is tremendously appreciative of Erin, who placed her life on hold to care for her grandfather every day. Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  –Towanda Daily Reviews

ROOF –DOROTHY JANE TAYLOR, age 85, of Herrickville, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, with her loving family at her side. Dorothy was born in Towanda, Pa., on Oct. 14, 1928, a daughter of the late Burleigh and Effie Whipple Roof. She attended grade school at the Standing Stone School and finished at the Towanda High School graduating in the class of 1946. After school she worked various jobs in the Sayre area, before she met and then later married Francis G. Taylor of Herrickville, Pa. on May 2, 1953; he predeceased her on Feb. 2, 2002. Dorothy was a member of the Herrickville United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Herrickville sewing club. She also taught cooking and sewing for the Herrickville 4-H. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was well known for her cooking, especially her homemade bread, cookies, and cinnamon rolls that she would sell at the Sale Barn, and her baked beans, coleslaw, and fresh rolls. She loved to knit and crochet; she made all of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren their own quilt. She always had at least one garden, she enjoyed canning, having canned food this past fall. She also enjoyed watching and feeding her birds. She will be missed by all who knew her. Surviving are: son and a daughter-in-law, Gerald and Colleen Taylor of Herrickville, Pa.; daughters and sons-in-law, Charlene and Kenneth Dauberman of Athens, Pa., Glenda Taylor of Standing Stone, Pa., Elizabeth and Phil Malt of England; brother, Robert and Mary Jane Roof of Standing Stone, Pa.; sisters, Ella Mae Lundy Towanda, Pa., Sarah and Tom Cornell of Johnson City, N.Y., Joanne and Roy King of Natchez, Miss.; grandchildren, Jeff Taylor and girlfriend Karen Weaver, Amy and Lance Weaver, Tammy and James Stedge, Kelly Dauberman, and Kim Fassett and significant other Michael Lee; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Travis, Andrew, Jade, Devin, Natalie, Mimi, and Lauren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a grandson Timothy Dauberman in August of 1989. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at the Herrickville United Methodist Church, Herrickville, Pa. with the pastor Richard Davis presiding. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, Pa. Friends and family may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday morning, Feb. 22, 2014, at the Herrickville church. Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA or Herrickville Fire Co., 6149 Herrickville Road, Wyalusing, PA. The funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 2/22/2014

 

ROOF –VEVERLY JEAN ‘BECKY’ ROOF O’CONNOR, 82, of Wyalusing, PA, widow of Kenneth “Kenny” O’Connor, passed away December 29, 2015, at the Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home. Beverly was born the daughter of the late Atla and Eugenia Werkheiser Roof on December 17, 1933 in Towanda, PA. She graduated as a member of the Towanda High School Class of 1952. On October 18, 1957, Beverly and Kenny were wed in the Rome United Methodist Church. They resided and raised their family in Herrickville, before moving to Wyalusing in 2003. In Beverly’s earlier years, she was employed by several shoe and dress factories before becoming a stay at home mom for her three children. Beverly was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt that enjoyed spending time with her family. She particularly enjoyed camping with her family at local campgrounds and traveling through the United States with her husband in retirement. Some of her most memorable moments were of time spent at the cabin in Cobden, Ontario, Canada with her family. Beverly is survived by her children: Gail and husband Jack Vanderpool of Laceyville, PA, Greg O’Connor of Wysox, PA, Scott O’Connor of Wyalusing, PA; grandchildren: Alicia Terascavage of Norwich, NY, Shane Terascavage of Wilkes-Barre, PA, and Brad and wife Miranda O’Connor of Monroeton, PA; sister Anita Moore of Rome, PA; brother Norman “Bud” and wife Regina Roof of Wysox, PA; sister-in-law Margaret Roof also of Wysox, PA; as well as many nieces, nephews, and brothers/sister-in-laws. In addition to her parents, Beverly was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 57 years, Kenny O’Connor on January 3, 2015; sisters: Eunice Eddy, Pauline “Joyce” Mills, Virginia Eddy, and brothers Charles Roof and Malcom Roof. Funeral services to honor the life of Beverly will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 12:00 noon from the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church Street, Wyalusing, with Beverly’s nephew, Ed O’Connor officiating. Interment will follow at the Camptown Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:00 AM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Beverly’s name to Janet Weis Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger, 100 North Academy Avenue, Danville, PA. –Funeral Home Notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

ROSS - Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin on 4/3/2007
Dusty L. Ross of Montrose - Dusty L. Ross, 45, died March 31, 2007 at Meadow View Sr. Living Center, Montrose. Born August 9, 1961 in Endicott, N.Y. He worked at the Sheltered Workshop in J.C. for several years, and enjoyed volunteering. Surviving are his parents, Keith A. Ross (Huberta Petty), Montrose, Sandra M. (Sayman) Hudak (Roy Kithcart Jr.), Gillett; a sister, Misty Cunningham, Gillett; brother, Rusty L. Ross, Waymart; several aunts, uncles, cousins. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 7, at 11 a.m. in the Rome Presbyterian Church. Memorials to: Meadow View Sr. Living Center, c/o Activities Committee, Montrose, Pa.; or Montrose Minute Men, Grow Ave., Montrose, Pa. [Note from CHB] I would like to note a family member tells me the cremation burial is to be held in Camptown at a later date.

ROUGHT –LOTTIE MAE ROUGHT SIMS, 89, widow of Harry J. Sims Sr., formerly of Wysox, Pa. died Saturday, April 8, 2000 at the Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home.  Born May 13, 1910 on Spring Hill, Tuscarora Township, Pa. she was a daughter of the late William and Isabell Rockwell Rought.  Lottie was a graduate of Camptown High School and on Feb. 11, 1928 she married Harry J. Sims Sr.  She was preceded in death by her husband on Dec. 30, 1984.  Mrs. Sims was employed by Sylvania Electric in Towanda for many years.  She was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church and Wysox Rebekah Lodge No. 443.  Lottie was especially proud that her grandfather Stephen Rought was awarded a medal of honor for bravery during the Battle of the Wilderness during the Civil War.  Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Harry J. and Cynthia Sims Jr. of Wysox; grandchildren, Joyce Marr of Wayne, Pa., Kay and husband Earl Andrews of Reading, Pa., Barbara and husband Kenneth Mapes of Towanda and Kyle and wife Alison Sims of Towanda; great-grandchildren, Todd and wife Jacqui Marr of Nottingham, Pa., Tedd and wife Pamela Marr of Marlton, N.J., Andrew Hill of Towanda, Kyle Andrews of Reading, Pa., Bethany Garrett of Towanda and Zachary Sims of Towanda; four great-great-grandchildren; a special niece, Norma Conrad of New Milford, Pa.  The funeral and committal service will be held Wednesday, April 12, 2000 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating.  Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, Pa.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home.  Wysox Rebekah Lodge No. 433 will hold a memorial service Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Wysox Presbyterian Church in care of Margaret Gordon, RR 2, Box 260, Wysox, Pa. or to the charity or organization of one’s choice in Mrs. Sims’ memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

MR. MARVIN LEROY ROUGHT, 65, of Queen Creek, Ariz., died on Monday, July 4, 1994, at his home following an extended illness.  He was born on March 27, 1929, in Windham, Pa., the son of Ephton and Ida Chaffee Rought.  Mr. Rought and his wife of 44 years, Ella Mae Owens Rought, owned and operated Rought’s Garage in LeRaysville, Pa., for 20 years.  In 1984, they retired and relocated to Queen Creek, where he remained until his death.  Throughout the years, Mr. Rought took great pleasure in hunting and a variety of sports.  In addition he instructed students in auto mechanics and was a school bus operator.  Survivors in addition to his wife, Etta, are a daughter and son-in-law, F. Michael and Marlene L. Dziuba of Newfield, N.J.; a son, Stanley E. Rought of Yuba City, Calif.; a daughter and son-in-law, Scott and Dianna L. Bennett of Waverly, N.Y.; a son, William H. Rought of Rome, Pa.; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his sister, Joyce Trace, in 1975.  A memorial service will be held in Camptown Cemetery at a later date.  Those wishing to make memorial donations in his memory may do so to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association. –Towanda Daily Review.

RICHARD E. SANDT, 74, of Herrick Township, Wyalusing R.R. 3, died on Thursday, March 31, 2005, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born on Jan. 5, 1931, in Tatamy, Pa., a son of the late Philip and Mariam Babb Sandt. On Dec. 23, 1956, Richard married the former Leona Taylor Sandt. His wife Leona preceded him in death on June 20, 2003. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a welder for State Aggregates, Inc. giving over 25 years of service. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. Richard enjoyed deer hunting, and working around the farm. One of his great enjoyments in life was spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by: his children, Leslie and Keith Woznicki of Herrick Township; Charles P. and Evelyn Sandt of Ulster Township; a special friend, Duane Berkley of Herrick Township; three sisters, Vesta Brotzman, Frieda Cassler, Mary Bernecker; grandchildren, Emily Sandt, and Taylor and Kaci Woznicki. In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by: his three brothers, Howard, Oscar, and Leo Sandt. Funeral and committal services will be held on Sunday, April 3, 2005, at 2 p.m. in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Helen Learn officiating. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Herrickville Fire Company, c/o Doreen Farmer, R.D. 3, Wyalusing, PA 18853 in Mr. Richard Sandt's memory. Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  –Sayre Evening Times Apr. 31, 2005.

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SAYMAN - Lynn Edward Sayman, 53, died
on Friday, July 2,2004 after a long illness. A former resident of Wyalusing, he was born on March 8,1951, a son of the late Roy Edward Sayman and Agnes Ruth (Casselbury)Sayman. He attended school in Windsor, NY and served in the Military. Lynn enjoyed hunting and spending time with family and friends. He was and will be missed and loved by many who had the privilege of knowing this special man. Surviving are his mother, Agnes Ruth Sayman of Wyalusing; his common-law wife, Dale Mills of Hop Bottom; four sisters, Ruth Beavers, Windsor,NY., Linda Davis, Kirkwood NY, Donna Sayman, Binghamton NY and Cindy Sayman-Ryan of Laceyville; one sister in law, Mary Sayman-Wayman of Conklin NY; brothers in law, Aunts and Uncles, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Edward Sayman on October 10,1977 and his brother Edward Roy Sayman on July 11, 1997. Funeral Services will be held on Friday July 9 at Litwin's Funeral Home in Nicholson from 5-7 pm.
~Wyalusing Rocket-Courier 2004 ~ submitted by Bonny Sutton
 

SCHOONOVER Elizabeth Schoonover Thornton
Nov. 15, 2001 - Wyalsuing Rocket Courier
Elizabeth Schoonover Thornton, formerly of Wyalusing, PA, died on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001 after a brief illness at the age of 95 in Richmond, VA.  She was born in Athens, PA on Sept. 3, 1906, a daughter of James Avert Schoonover and Harriet Layman Schoonover. The family later moved to Lime Hill.  One brother, John H. Schoonover, preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 1976; her father in 1921 and mother in 1965.  Elizabeth attended Camptown High School, Columbia University and Clifton Springs Sanitarium School of Nursing where she graduated in 1928.  She married Carroll F. Thornton on July 24, 1930 in Geneva, NY and resided there until 1943. She moved later that year to Long Island, NY and worked as a registered nurse for the Department of Mental Hygiene until retiring in April 1971 as a nurse supervisor after 28 years. After retirement she resided in Wyalusing until March 1991 when she moved to The Virginian Retirement Home in Richmond, VA.  She was an avid horsewoman and a member of Smith Town Long Island Hunt Club for several years. Also, she was a great fan of baseball’s New York Mets and a charter member of The Lady Mets. Elizabeth was a member of St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Richmond, VA.  She is survived by a loving daughter-in-law, Nancy L. Thornton of Midlothian, VA (widow of eldest son, Carroll who died in 1993), twin sons, John S. Thornton of Carthage, NY, Richard J. Thornton of CA, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind several dear friends, Becky and Donnie Burgess of Wyalusing, PA, and Jerry S. Woo of Richmond, VA.  A graveside service will be held at the Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, PA on Dec. 4 at 11 a.m.

SCHRADER- MARY S. ANDERSON
 Mary S. Anderson, 85, Towanda, PA, died Saturday, December 3, 1994 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Born January 21, 1909 in Powell, she was a daughter of the late William and Laura Jennings Schrader. Surviving are sisters, Blanche J. Shores of Towanda, Ruth L. Crandall of Horseheads, NY, Alice E. Venezia of Avon Park, FL, Helen Dutcher of Avon Park, Doris Jean Buehlen of Avon Park and Betty Roberts of Utica, NY; a brother, Ralph W. Schrader of Sayre; brothers and sisters-in-law, Sterling K. and Genevieve Schrader of Leona, PA, Paul R. and June Schrader of St. Petersburg, FL and Elmer and Dorothy Schrader of Avon Park. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Anderson. Funeral services were held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda on December 6 with the Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating and interment to be in the Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, PA.(TGR, Thursday, December 8, 1994)

 

SCHULZE Elizabeth "Betty" Adam Stevens

91, formerly of Camptown, Pa., died Nov. 16, 2013, at the Bradford County Manor. Betty was born in Philadelphia on July 27, 1922, daughter of the late Robert M. Adam and Margaret Bruner Oliver Schulze. Betty graduated from West Chester High School, West Chester, Pa. While visiting Wyalusing with her family, Betty met her future husband, Bob, at the Middendorf Hotel, where he was working as a bartender for his father. They were married on Feb. 11, 1950. Betty and Bob purchased the former Town Tavern bar and restaurant in Wyalusing, and renamed it Betty & Bob's Restaurant. Betty made up to ten pies a day for the restaurant using her famous oil crust, with banana cream being the most popular. They sold the business in 1967. After the sale of the restaurant, she went to work for the Wyalusing High School for a short time followed by 19 years at Tuscarora Insurance Company, where she retired as the claims manager. She was devoted to her family and she and Bob hosted many family gatherings at their home in Camptown. She also enjoyed bowling, quilting, gardening and was an avid card player. She was active in the Camptown Civic Club, bridge club and the Camptown Presbyterian Church, where she served as clerk of session for many years. She is survived by son, Robert L. Stevens and his wife Joan of Towanda, Pa.; daughter, Jill Fecker and her husband George of Sunbury, Pa.; daughter, Abbie E. Stevens and her fiancée Lee Hulsizer of Stowell, Pa.; son, Richard J. Stevens and his wife Anne of Leesburg, Va.; grandsons, CPT Robert B. Stevens and his wife Bridget of Sewickley, Pa., CPT Daniel L. Stevens and his wife Brenda of Virginia Beach, Va., CPT Kyle A. Stevens and his wife Erica of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, Dr. Jesse A. Fecker, Esq. of Montclair, N.J., Nathan Adams and his wife Terrah of Laflin, Pa., R. Tyler Stevens, Zachary A. Stevens and Mitchell A. Stevens of Leesburg, Va.; granddaughters, Kristy E. Fecker of Canton, Pa., Maria Alvarez and her husband Mario of Stowell, Pa.; three great grandchildren, Sophia, Jonathan and Parker; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Stevens; stepfather, Louis A. Schulze; sisters, Margaret V. McKenna and Jane A. Cotter; brothers, Robert M. Adam Jr., Jack B. Adam and Richard J. Adam; and nieces, Patsy McKenna and Cheri Cotter Simon. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at the Camptown Presbyterian Church with David A. Dewing, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the Camptown Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Camptown Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 103, Camptown, PA 18815. Towanda Daily Review – November 19, 2013

 

 


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 ?? No first or last name given -   Mrs. Burton Cronk, 73, of Camptown died Monday.  Funeral services will be held at the Pinnock Funeral Home, LaRaysville, Thursday at 2 p.m., with burial in Camptown.  Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening.  John S. Pinnock, Funeral Director, LeRaysville, PA.  RHW.  May 23, 1961, Towanda Daily Review.  Record of burial not found on this site

 ?? No first or last name given -    Mrs. Mervil Ennis, of Homets Ferry died early Thursday morning at the Pakcer Hospital, Sayre.  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Tiffany Funeral Home, Wyalusing.  Burial in Camptown cemtery.  Friends may call any time after 4 p.m. Friday and the family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday evening from 7 to 9.  Harry Tiffany Funeral Director, Wyalusing, PA.  May 25, 1961, Towanda Daily Review.
 

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