Camptown Cemetery, Wyalusing, Bradford
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Francis TAYLOR, 83, Herrickville
02/03/2002 Towanda Daily Review
Francis Gerald Taylor, 83, of Herrickville died on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Francis was born in Herrick Township on Nov. 8, 1918, son of the late Ralph F. and Cleo Camp Taylor. He attended local schools and was a lifelong dairy farmer in Herrickville. He married the former Dorothy Roof of Standing Stone on May 2, 1953, and they celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary last May. Francis truly loved farming and also working with tractors. He also worked for Herrick Township and at the Wyalusing Livestock Market. He was a member of the Herrickville United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Dairymen's League and the Eastern Milk Producers Association. Surviving are his spouse, Dorothy, at home;a son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Colleen Taylor of Herrickville; daughters and sons-in-law, Charlene and Kenneth Dauberman of Athens, Glenda Taylor of Standing Stone, and Elizabeth and Phil Malt of London, England; a brother, Glenn W. Taylor of Herrickville; a sister and brother-in-law, Leona and Richard Sandt of Herrickville; five grandchildren, Tammy Stedge and Kelly Dauberman, Jeff Taylor and Amy Taylor and Kim Fassett; and two great-grandchildren, Tyler Stedge and Jade Lee. He was predeceased by a grandson, Timothy Lee Dauberman. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the Herrickville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Helen Henderson Learn, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. The family will provide the flowers and requests that memorials be directed to the HOPS Ambulance Association, in care of James W. Seipler, RR 1, Box 280, Rome, Pa. 18837; or the Herrickville Fire Company, in care of Granden Houghtaling, RR 3, Wyalusing, Pa. 18853; or the Herrickville United Methodist Church, in care of Ruth Weingartner, RR 1, Box 35, Stevensville, Pa. 18845. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. 18853.
GLENN W. TAYLOR, 83, of Herrickville, Wyalusing, RR3, died early Wednesday morning Nov. 26, 2003 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township. Born Jun 5, 1920 in Herrick Township, he was the son of the Ralph F. Taylor and Cleo B. Camp Taylor. Glenn owned and operated his dairy farm in Herrickville for many years. He also worked as a logger in the area, transported cattle and delivered canned milk to local creameries. Glenn was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Highways in Towanda for 17 years as a road foreman until his retirement. Glenn was a member of the Herrickville fire Company of which he held several offices over the years. He was also associated with the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association with its barbecue projects for over 20 years. Glenn was a member of the PARSE Retiree’s Association. He enjoyed the outdoors and spending time hunting and fishing with his grandchildren. Surviving are: his daughter, Marjorie Hitchcock of Herrickville, his son; Ralph Taylor of Herrickville, 7 grandchildren, Michael Hitchcock of Wysox, Susan Hitchcock and Greg Wilson of Herrickville, Ralph Taylor and his wife Doreen Taylor Rome Township, Donald Taylor and his wife Debbie Taylor of Wyalusing. Duane Taylor and Carrie Sue Profit of Orwell Township, Teresa Brown and her husband Chet Brown of Homets Ferry. Fifteen great-grandchildren, a great-great-granddaughter, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Florence Welliver Taylor, a great grandson, Ralph “Bucky” Taylor, a brother, Francis G. Taylor, a sister, Leona D. Standt, and his son in law, Clifford Hitchcock. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen funeral home, Towanda. There are no calling hours. The family suggest that memorial contributions may be directed to the Herrickville Fire Company, RR3, Wyalusing, Pa. or to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, Rome, Pa. in Glenn W. Taylor’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
TAYLOR RALPH F., 81 of Wyalusing, R.D.3 (Herrick Twp) died Sunday afternoon, June 2, 1974, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born December 4, 1892 in Herrick Twp, and has been a lifelong resident of the area. He owned and operated his own farm until his retirement about 15 years ago, and has resided the past 10 years with his daughter, Mrs. Richard (Leona) Sandt. of Wyalusing, RD 3. He is survived by two sons, Francis and Glenn, both of Wyalusing RD3; a daughter, Mrs.Richard (Leona) Sandt, Wyalusing, RD3; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Henry (Mary) Darrow of Sayre; several nieces, nephews and one cousin. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. from the Kenneth Kerr Funeral Home in Wyalusing. Interment was in Camptown Cemetery. ~Wyalusing Rocket-Courier- 1974. Submitted By Bonny Sutton
THOMPSON CHARLES EDWARD
Homer funeral home obituary September 26, 2006
Charles Edward Thompson, 67, died Sunday, September 17, 2006 in Lake Charles Memorial Hospital in the company of his family, following a brief illness. Charles Edward Thompson was born on April 15, 1939 in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania to Leland and Eleanor McPherson Thompson. Ed was a graduate of the class of 1957 from Wyalusing Jr. Sr. High School participating in the first Wyalusing football team, basketball and baseball teams. He continued his education at Lafayette College graduating in 1961 as a civil engineer. After serving in the U.S Army, he moved to Lake Charles in 1963 where he began his career with Hercules, Inc. He continued with that company until his retirement in 2001 after serving in such positions as Manager of North American Engineering. He spent much of his retirement volunteering for the AARP Tax-Aide Program, working as a certified financial planner, and consulting for Bassel, Inc. (formerly Hercules, Inc.). He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Lake Charles. He is survived by his wife, Mary Moffett Thompson of Lake Charles; his son Eric Worth Thompson of Los Angeles, CA; his daughter Erin Thompson Smith and her husband Jonathan C. Smith of Atlanta, GA; his mother Eleanor Thompson of Camptown; two sisters, Katherine (Don) Benjamin of Catasauqua and Jody (Mern) Stroud, of Wysox; a sister-in-law, Francine (Ned) Batch of Camptown, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Leland A. Thompson in 1966 and his brother John F. Thompson in 1987. A portion of Ed’s heart remained in Bradford County even though he spent years away, therefore his request to be laid to rest in Camptown. A Memorial Service will be held at the Camptown Community Church on October 14, 2006 at 1:30 P.M. Interment will be in Camptown Cemetery. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at the church at 1:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or the Camptown United Methodist Church, % Beverly Skillings, RR 3 Box 3, Wyalusing, PA 18848. A devoted and loving husband,” dad", son, and brother, he will be greatly missed by all that knew him, especially his family. Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad. ~Author Unknown. Submitted by Carol Brotzman
THOMPSON - Aged Camptown Citizen laid at Rest last Thursday - The funeral service of Edward Thompson, aged 85 years, was held from his late home on Water Street, Camptown, Pa., Thursday, April 7, 1932 at 2:30 o'clock p.m., with Rev. W.H. Demorest officiating, assisted by the Reverends Gardner and Savacool. Interment was made in the cemetery at Camptown. Mr. Thompson was a quiet kind-hearted man of most excellent Christian character, and one of the few older members of the Camptown Baptist church. He will be much missed by relatives and many friends in Camptown and vicinity. In his immediate family, one daughter, Mrs. Grace Bliss, at home and a son, Frank of North Spring Hill, survive him. [no date on newspaper clipping]
TIFFANY - Aged Merryall Resident buried last Monday - Abram L. Tiffany, aged 85 years, one of the oldest residents of the Wyalusing Creek valley, died last Saturday morning about 7 o'clock at the home of his grandson, Mr. Wm. E. Ross of Merryall with whom he had resided for the past number of years. Mr. Tiffany had been ill about one week and his ailment was a general breakdown of his system due to the infirmities of old age. Mr. Tiffany was an honorable citizen and had resided in Merryall practically his entire life. He served in the Civil War in Co. B. Vol., 152nd Regt. of PA and was engaged in many of the decisive battles of that struggle. He is survived by one son, H.R. Tiffany Sr., of Wyalusing; grandsons, Mr. Wm. E. Ross of Merryall, Mr. Percy Ross of Tunkhannock and Mr. H.R. Tiffany Jr., of Wyalusing. Funeral services were held at the Ross home at Merryall on Monday of this week at one o'clock and burial was made at the Camptown cemetery. .. [Newspaper unknown], hand written on clipping 1926
TITCHEN - J Morley Titchen, 73, of Monroeton, Pa., died
Thursday, April 29, 2010 at Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township, Pa. Morley was born Sept. 7, 1936, in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Judson Eugene Titchen and Anna Bazilla Titchen. He was a graduate of Wyalusing High School Class of 1954 and subsequently served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954 to 1957 during the Korean War with three years of service in Europe. Following completion of his military service, he graduated from Alfred State University in Alfred, N.Y. Morley began his career as a business manager for the Wyalusing Area School District and retired from the Towanda Area School District. He was a 50-year member of Wyalusing Lodge No. 618 F. & A.M. and was a life member of the Corning, N.Y. VFW Post. He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and the Monroeton Rod & Gun Club. Morley enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He is survived by: his wife of 50 years, Dorothy BART Titchen, whom he married on June 27, 1959 in the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church; four children, Judson Martin Titchen and his wife Susan of Kirkwood, N.Y., Deborah Prince and her husband John of Apalachin, N.Y., Douglas Titchen and his wife Shelly of Evans City, Pa., and Pamela Mosier and her husband David of New Albany, Pa.; and six grandchildren, Rebecca, Joseph, Alexa, Breanna, Lauren and Alaina. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Wyalusing Lodge No. 618 F.& A.M. will hold Masonic services at 6:30 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at the funeral home with Pastor Lloyd Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow in the Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Wyalusing Public Library, Church Street, Wyalusing, PA 18853, in J. Morley Titchen's memory. April 30, 2010, Towanda Daily Review
TROWBRIDGE - Waverly Woman Is Buried at Camptown -- Mabel Trowbridge Edwards of Waverly, N. Y., died Monday A. M. at the Tioga County Hospital at the age of 24 years. She is survived by her husband, Edwin Edwards, two children, Edwin Harvey and Barbara Jane and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Trowbridge of Athens. The body was removed to the morse and Minier funeral parlors at Wyalusing. On Wednesday the remains were taken to the home of Harvey Edwards at Stephensville and funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock with burial at Camptown. -- Newspaper clipping, abt. 1932, unknown source. (Mabel Trowbridge was born February 03, 1908) Susan Austin
TROWBRIDGE - Services for A. Dale Trowbridge, born January 21, 1914, died April 23, 1940. Services held at Camptown, Pa. Minister, Rev. Delos Smith. Interment, Camptown, Pa. Submitted by Susan Austin SusanAustin@hotmail.com
TROWBRIDGE - Waverly Woman Is Buried at Camptown -- Mabel Trowbridge Edwards of Waverly, N. Y., died Monday A. M. at the Tioga County Hospital at the age of 24 years. She is survived by her husband, Edwin Edwards, two children, Edwin Harvey and Barbara Jane and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Trowbridge of Athens. The body was removed to the morse and Minier funeral parlors at Wyalusing. On Wednesday the remains were taken to the home of Harvey Edwards at Stephensville and funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock with burial at Camptown. -- Newspaper clipping, abt. 1932, unknown source. (Mabel Trowbridge was born February 03, 1908) Submitted by Susan Austin SusanAustin@hotmail.com
TROWBRIDGE - Jacob Trowbridge -- Jacob Trowbridge, of Camptown, Pa., brother of Mrs. Marian Rockwell of Corning, died Tuesday evening at Robert Packer Hospital at Sayre, Pa.Mr. Trowbridge was taken to the hospital a few days ago after suffering a heart seizure. He was a native of Laceyville, Pa., born March 20, 1894. During his lifetime he was a well known business man in Camptown. Surviving are: his wife, Leona; a son Leon of Camptown; two grandchildren; the one sister of Corning; Three brothers, William of Stevensville, Pa. Harry and Lloyd, both of Westville, N. J. The body is at the Tiffany Funeral Home at Wyalusing, Pa., where friends are invited to call Thursday evening from 7 until 9. The funeral will be held there Friday at 2 p.m., followed by burial in the Camptown Cemetery. - Newspaper clipping, unidentified source, prob. Corning Leader, October 22, 1958 Submitted by Susan Austin SusanAustin@hotmail.com
TROWBRIDGE - In Memory of Leon A. Trowbridge, born February 26, 1919, Rummerfield Creek, PA, died July 13, 1990. The Funeral Service Will Be Held: Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, July 16, 1990, 1:00 P.M. Officiating: Rev. Anne Bey. Interment: Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, Pa. Submitted by Susan Austin SusanAustin@hotmail.com
UPHOFF –ADELE W. DETRICK, 67, of Church Street, Camptown died unexpectedly Saturday morning, September 19, 1987 at her home. Adele was born in Baltimore, MD on August 11, 1920, daughter of the late William Uphoff and the former Sarah Burrs. She was a 42 year resident of Camptown where she occupied the same house for those years. Mrs. Detrick was predeceased by her husband, Franklin C. Detrick in January 1965. Adele was active in community affairs as shown by her member ship in the Camptown Community Church where she was involved in virtually every dinner there since her membership. She was also a member of the Camptown Civic Club, United Methodist Women, Wyalusing Senior Citizens and the Wyalusing Chapter No. 523 Order of Eastern Star. Among her hobbies were her family and her lawn and gardening. Mrs. Detrick left surviving two daughters, Donna Neiley of Rome and Mrs. Bruce (Diane) Fowler of Towanda; one son, Donald of Camptown; one brother, William Uphoff of Baltimore, MD; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins and many special friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call Monday, September 21 from 7-9 p.m. at the Kerr Funeral Home, Wyalusing with an Eastern Star service to be reverently conducted at 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held Tuesday September 22 at 11 a.m. from the Camptown Community Church with her former pastor, the Rev. Kenneth Bittler officiating. Interment will be in Camptown Cemetery. Donations in Adele’s memory may be directed to the American Lung Association. –Towanda Daily Review
VANDERPOOL Gerald F. Vanderpool,
77, of Standing Stone, Pa., died Thursday, April 14, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Gerald was born August 22, 1933 in Asylum Twp., Pa., the son of the late Harold and Margaret God Vanderpool. He attended Wyalusing High School and in early years was employed by Herman Rynveld Sons in New Albany and Athens, Pa., the Towanda Wholesale Company and Rynone Industries in Waverly, N.Y. He was later employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in Towanda and by Rolling Acres in Wysox. Gerald enjoyed camping at Brenchley's Lake for over 40 years, hunting and fishing. He is survived by: his wife, Marjorie Decker Vanderpool at home; children, Bonnie Allen of Powell, Thomas Douglas and wife Connie of Stevensville, Richard Douglas of Waverly; a sister, Lillian Croft of Spring Lake; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son LaVerne P. Douglas. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 18, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Robert Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, Pa. The family will receive friends from noon until the time of the service on Monday at the funeral home. Towanda Daily Review - April 16, 2011
VANDERPOOL - Thomas Lee Vanderpool, 55, of Rome, Pa., died Tuesday morning, Nov. 10, 2009, at Memorial Hospital in North Towanda Township, Pa. Tom was born Dec. 7, 1953, in Towanda, Pa., the son of the late Walter C. Vanderpool Jr. and Lucy Eleanor Junk Vanderpool. He was a graduate of Towanda Area High School and later served in the U.S. Army in Korea. Following completion of his military service, he returned home to become employed by Masonite Corporation, now CraftMaster Corporation, in Wysox for more than 33 years until the time of his death. Tom enjoyed sports, especially Towanda football, bowling, NASCAR and was a Pittsburgh Steelers football fan. He is survived by: his children, Christopher L. Vanderpool and his wife Lori of Rome RR 3, and Kelly J. Wiggins and her husband Brian of Rome RR 3; granddaughter Brianna J. Wiggins; sisters, Norma Robinson of Wysox and Betty Worthington of Waverly, N.Y.; brothers, Charles Vanderpool and his wife Kathy of Hazelton, Pa., Calvin Vanderpool and his wife Debbie of East Smithfield, and Robert Vanderpool and his wife LaDean of Rome; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends Michael Cannavino of Towanda and Anna Diaz of Elmira, N.Y.; and his canine companion Blackie. He was preceded in death by: his mother, Lucy Eleanor Junk Vanderpool on Sept. 19, 1996; his father, Walter C. Vanderpool Jr. on April 2, 2009; an infant brother; an infant sister, Brenda Sue Vanderpool; nephew Charles Vanderpool Jr.; and brothers-in-law Harold "Pete" Robinson and Eugene Worthington. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Robert Martin, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Camptown Cemetery with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Submitted by Carol Brotzman. Daily Review on November 11, 2009
VANDERPOOL - Walter C. Vanderpool Jr., 81, of Waverly, N.Y., formerly of Wysox RR 2, Pa., diedThursday evening, April 2, 2009, at the Elderwood Healthcare Center in Waverly. Born Aug. 18, 1927, in Laceyville, Pa., he was the son the of the late Walter C. and Pauline Warner Vanderpool Sr. In earlier years, Walter was employed by Gray's Farm in Laceyville, the Erie Railroad for three years and the Wysox Creamery for 17 years. He was subsequently employed by Sylvania Electric in Towanda, Pa., for 23 years until his retirement. Following his retirement from Sylvania Electric he worked at the Acme Store in Towanda in the Security Department and the Towanda Country Club, and served as caretaker of the Wysox Cemetery for many years. He is survived by: his children Norma Robinson of Wysox, Pa., Betty Worthington of Waverly, N.Y., Thomas Vanderpool of Rome, Pa.. Charles Vanderpool and his wife. Kathy Vanderpool, of Hazleton, Pa., Calvin Vanderpool and his wife, Debbie Vanderpool, of Towanda, Pa., and Robert Vanderpool and his wife, LaDean Vanderpool, of Rome; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; six sisters, Margaret Acla of Sayre, Pa., Esther Dinelli of Powell, Pa., Barbara Warner of Standing Stone, Pa., Sally White and her husband, John White, of Missouri, Ruth Decker and her husband, Alfred Decker, of Asylum Township, Pa., and Shirley Sibley of Wysox; a sister-in-law, Joan Vanderpool of Towanda; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Eleanor Junk Vanderpool, on Sept. 19, 1996; an infant son; an infant daughter, Brenda Sue Vanderpool; a grandson, Charles Vanderpool Jr.; sons-in-law Harold "Pete" Robinson and Eugene Worthington; and his brother, David Vanderpool. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at the Maryott- Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Robert Martin, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, Pa. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association Memorial and Honor Program, P.O Box 2680 North Canton, OH 44720, in Walter C. Vanderpool Jr.'s memory. Submitted by Carol Brotzman. Daily Review on 4/4/2009
Lou M. VanNESS
May 28, 2002
Lou M. VanNess, age 87, formerly of Camptown, PA, died on Tuesday, May 28, 2002 in Montrose. He was predeceased by his wife, Agnes VanNess and two sisters, Sara Sturdevant and Elizabeth Lacey. Survivors include one daughter, Sara Lee Barbour of Hallstead; one son and daughter-in-law, L. W. and Eleanor VanNess of San Jose, CA; three grandchildren, Ann Marie Summers, Karen Travis and Rev. James Barbour; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr. VanNess was formerly employed by the Endicott Forging and Mfg. Co. of Endicott, retiring after 36 years of service. A graveside committal service will be held on Sunday, June 2 at 4 p.m. at the Camptown Cemetery, Camptown. Mr. VanNess’s grandson, Rev. James L. Barbour, will officiate. Arrangements were entrusted to the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main St., Endicott, NY.
VAUGHN –EVELYN A. SIMONS, 82, formerly of Chemung View Apts., Athens, died Friday, March 12, 1999, at the Bradford County Manor after a short illness. Born in Sayre, Oct. 29, 1916, she was the daughter of William and Pauline Camp Vaughn. She was a 1934 graduate of Sayre High School. She was an Avon Representative in the area for over 30 years. She was a member of the Sayre United Methodist Church, and her main interest in life was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an avid Green Bay Packer football team fan. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law; Carl and Mary Shay of Athens; Jerry and Jeanne Shay of Bruce, Wis., Jim and Kay Shay of Sayre, and Tom and Carol Shay of Wysox; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Marilyn Ward of Nichols, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, Sunday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. funeral and committal services will he held Monday at 1 p.m. with her pastor the Rev. Dianne Glover, officiating. Burial will be in Camptown Cemetery, Camptown. Memorial donations may be made to the Bradford County Manor, Activities fund, RR 3, Troy, Pa., or the Guthrie Hospice, Towanda. Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.SusanAustin@hotmail.com
Wyalusing Rocket, Donald Hubert WALKER, age 79, of Colonial Towers, North Towanda husband of Margaret Walker, died on Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born on April 4, 1923, in Laceyville, a son of the late Hubert and Ethel Hendershot Walker Donald and his wife, Margaret (DePuysselier) Walker, had celebrated 58 years of marriage. Prior to retirement, he had been employed by Fox Chase Farms for 30 years. After his retirement, he learned to make wooden toys. Recently, he was featured in an article in The Daily Review. Mr. Walker made an eight-car wooden train set from scratch. It had taken him about three months to make the set. He enjoyed time spent working in his son's wood shop in Wysox. If he saw something in a magazine he liked, he would replicate it. He had made 18 train sets in total, some of which had given to relatives, and had begun work on another one. He also especially enjoyed visits with his many friends at Colonial Apartments and visits in the Cookies Coffee Shop. Donald and his family appreciated the care given by Dr. Joseph Biancarelli from Physician Care and his staff, the Towanda Memorial Hospital staff, Dr. Pramod Deshmukh from Guthrie Clinic, and the staff of Robert Packer Hospital Sixth North, and the sincere thoughtfulness of Stacey Cotter and all the crew of the Memorial EMS Ambulance Squad. He left surviving his wife, Margaret DePuysselier Walker, at home; his children and their spouses, Richard and Joyce Walker of Towanda, Ronald and Dawn Walker of Wysox, Joseph Walker of Towanda, Rosie Brown of Owego, N.Y., Bobbi and Chip Dewey of Rome, Katie and Paul Brown of Troy, Maryanne and Keith Mosier of Ulster, Judy and Steve Rakowski of Puerto Rico, and Patty and Ronnie Johnson of Wysox; a nephew, William Kissell; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Johnny Walker, in 1952, and Jerry Joseph Walker, in 1998. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, at noon in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, with the Rev. Helen Learn, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the Camptown Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to call on Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, at McHenry Funeral Home, from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, Pa. 18850, in Mr. Walker's memory. Submitted by Carol Brotzman
WALKER Genevieve (Margaret) Hitchcock
Nov. 26, 2001
Wyalusing Rocket Courier
Genevieve (Margaret) Hitchcock, age 80, a resident at Bradford County Manor, died on Monday, Nov. 26, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was born on Nov. 6, 1921 in Wyalusing, a daughter of the late Hubert and Ethel Walker. Genevieve was preceded in death by her husband, the late George Hitchcock. She had spent her entire lifetime in Bradford County and enjoyed time spent doing word search puzzles, playing games and shopping. Survivors include William Kissell and Brenda Ellison of Elmira, NY; a brother, Donald Walker of Towanda; three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by daughters, Jessica Lattimer and Pauline Lattimer. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing. Friends and family are invited to call on Thursday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in Camptown Cemetery.
Jerry Joseph WALKER SR., 43 of Monroeton, PA, died at his home on
Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998. Jerry was born on Oct. 31. 1954, in Binghamton, NY
a son of Donald and Margaret DePuysselier Walker. He was a graduate
of Towanda High School, and began working for the Masonite Corporation of
Towanda and had worked for nearly 25 years, where he was an advisor in the
coding department and was a member of its fire brigade. He is survived by
his special friend, Denise Campbell and her daughter, Michelle Campbell; a
daughter, Billie Jo Walker and her fiancé, Robert Sager of Waverly, NY; a son
and daughter-in-law, Jerry Joseph Walker, Jr. and Sonja Walker of Little Rock,
ark.; his parents, Donald and Margaret DePuysselier Walker of Towanda; brothers
and sisters-in-law, Richard and Joyce of Towanda and Ronald and Dawn Walker of
Rummerfield and Joseph walker of Towanda; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rosemary
Brown of Owego, NY, Barbara and Austun Dewey of Rome, PA, Katherine and Paul
Brown of Troy, Maryanne and Keith Mosier of North Rome, PA, Judy and Steve
Rakoroski of Boston, Mass., and Patty and Ronnie Johnson of Wysox; several
nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. A graveside funeral service
was held on Wednesday, august 5, 1998 in the Camptown Cemetery with the Rev.
Thomas J. McDermott, pastor of St. Mary’s of the assumption catholic Church of
Wyalusing, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to a charity
of one’s choice in memory of Jerry. Funeral arrangements were under the
director of McHenry Funeral Home of Church St., Wyalusing, PA. “Troy
Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday August 6 , 1998
WALTER Duane Allen
Wyoming County Press Examiner 4/7/2009
Duane Allen Walter Sr., 48, of RR# 1 Box 55, Wyalusing, diedas a result of an accident at his home on Stalford Creek Rd., in Wyalusing Township on Wednesday afternoon, March 25, 2009. Duane was born in Sayre, on Aug. 7, 1960, the son of Peter and Jeannette Farr Walter Jr., with whom he lived with, in Wyalusing. Duane attended Wyalusing Valley High School. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially archery hunting. Duane was also a big fan of NASCAR racing, with his favorite driver being the late Dale Earnhardt and later Dale Earnhardt Jr. Besides his parents he is survived by two sons: Duane Walter Jr. of Williamsport, and Justin Walter of Wyalusing; a daughter: Lowell Walter of Sayre; four grandchildren; three brothers: Robert Walter of Laceyville; Peter Walter III, and Paul Walter, both of Wyalusing; a sister: Deborah Smith of Factoryville, and many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were held on Monday, March 30, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, with Rev. Helen Learn, of the Camptown United Methodist Church officiating. Interment in the Camptown Cemetery. Submitted by Carol Brotzman
WALTER Duane Allen - Man dead after truck falls on him
BY JAMES LOEWENSTEIN STAFF WRITER Friday, March 27, 2009 Daily Review
A 48-year-old Wyalusing Township man was killed when the pickup truck he was working on fell on him, according to the Bradford County coroner. Duane Allen Walter Sr., was trying to replace a gas tank Wednesday and was underneath the pickup truck when the vehicle collapsed on him, said Bradford County Coroner Thomas Carman. The vehicle had been jacked up, he said. Walter was the only person working on the truck, the coroner said. The coroner said he has ruled that the death was accidental. The accident occurred on the property where Walter lives, Carman said. The coroner said he pronounced Walter dead at the scene at 5:22 p.m. on Thursday. The accident “didn’t happen much before that,” Carman said. “There were other residents home at the time” of the accident, and one of them called 911, Carman said.The cause of Walter’s death was traumatic asphyxia, the coroner said. “Traumatic asphyxia is when the chest is unable to adequately rise,” Carman said.
WALTER - Merton "George" Walter Sr., 76,
of (Silvara) Laceyville, Pa., died
unexpectedly on Saturday, June 12, 2010, at his home. He was born on May 31, 1934, in Sayre, Pa., a son of Peter Walter Sr. and Nellie (Armitage) Walter. George had worked on local farms and had been employed at the charcoal plant in Laceyville, but was a logger most of his life. He leaves surviving: his children, Betty Walter of Dushore, Pa., Merton G. Walter Jr. (Nellie Rose) of Stevensville, Pa., Kenneth R. (Tina) Walter of Towanda, Pa., Eugene L. (Penny) Walter of Wyalusing, Pa., and Michael (Penny Warfle) Walter of Wyalusing, Pa.; his former wife Anne Capwell Walter Cory; special friends, Dale Wheaton, Sonny Heeman, Anthony Barna and Joseph Barna; brothers and sisters, Peter Walter Jr. (Jeannette), William Walter Sr. (Mary), James Walter Sr., Howard Walter Sr., Frank Walter (Geraldine), Mary (Bill) Fassett and Elsie (Pearle) Fassett; former mother-in-law Olive Holcomb; 11 grandchildren; 30 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: two half-sisters, Pauline and Nellie; by a step-father, Joseph Russick; and by nephew Duane Walter Sr. Friends are invited to call from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Laceyville Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 274, Laceyville, PA 18623-0274, in memory of Mr. Walter. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman Daily Review on June 15, 2010
NANCY J. WALTER, age 54, of Towanda, PA, formerly of Smith Personal Care Home in Wyalusing, PA and Skilled Nursing in Towanda, PA, passed away peacefully at the Skilled Nursing Facility at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, PA on Monday afternoon, June 2, 2014. She was born in Sayre, PA on October 26, 1959, the daughter of William and Mary (Fassett) Walter Sr. of Towanda, PA. Nancy graduated from the Intermediate Unit #17, Towanda Center. Nancy absolutely adored her nieces and nephews and spent time collecting pictures of her family and friends. She collected TV Guide, Soap Opera Digest, Barbie Dolls, and Porcelain Dolls. Nancy also had a denim days collection. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her siblings, William H. (Susan) Walter, Jr. of Jenningsville, PA, Darlene Ellis (Barry Reese) of Wyalusing, PA, David (Linda) Walter of New Albany, PA, Chris Walter of Wyalusing, PA, and Ethel Walter, of Wyalusing, PA; special friends Glen and Jo Anne Brink of Camptown, PA.. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Nancy was preceded in death in 2013 by her brother, Stephen Walter. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St., Laceyville, PA with Rev. Charles Bishop of The Transue Community Church officiating. Interment will be at the Camptown Cemetery immediately following the service. Family and friends may call on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. Arrangements were entrusted with Sheldon Funeral Homes, 459 Main Street, Laceyville, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Nancy’s name to the Bradford County Relay for Life, c/o PS Bank – Amy Huffman, PO Box 217, Wyalusing, PA.
WALTER Stephen Lee Walter
age 50, of 382 Decker Rd., Sugar Run, Pa., died at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa. on Saturday morning, Jan. 12, 2013, after a short illness, surrounded by his loving wife, family and friends. Stephen was born in Sayre, Pa. on Dec. 19, 1962, a son of William W. and Mary E. Fassett Walter Sr., of Towanda, Pa. Stephen graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School class of 1980. Shortly after his graduation he served his country in the United States Marine Corp. from 1982 until 1985, as a Aircraft Ordinance Technician. For over 30 years, he worked in the Pennsylvania Bluestone business, he loved all of the aspects of his job, he always said he had quarry dust in his veins. Stephen was a member of the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534. In his spare time he enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a very compassionate man; he loved to be outside and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He liked to ride Harley's with his friend, John Kocher, and his buddies. In the fall and winter months, he loved watching his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers with his son, brothers, and many friends. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, the former Ethel L. Singer Walter, with whom he has been with for the last 27 years; his son Ryan L.K. Walter; and his daughter Bethany M.E. Walter, both of Sugar Run, Pa.; and his siblings William W. (Susan) Walter Jr. of Jenningsville, Pa., Darlene Ellis (Barry Reese), of Wyalusing, Pa., Nancy Walter, of Wyalusing, Pa., David (Linda) Walter of New Albany, Pa.; and Chris Walter, of Wyalusing, Pa.; as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., with Rev. Lori Robinson officiating. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, Pa. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. on Wednesday until the time of the service. A graveside military service will be conducted at the Camptown Cemetery with the members of the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534. Towanda Daily Review – January 14, 2013
WARNER - Alice H. (Haverly) Decker, nee Warner, a guest at Beverly Health Care in Tunkhannock, died Tuesday at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock. She was born in Wyoming County on May 28, 1915, a daughter of the late Henry and Mary (Basler) Warner. During the flu epidemic of 1918 at the age of 4 she lost both of her parents. She was adopted and raised by the late Dr. Irving D. and Mabel Stark Haverly. Prior to her retirement, she worked in area dress factories. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank E. Decker; daughter Nancy Hodge; and grandsons Stephen and Gregory Hodge. She is survived by a granddaughter Jennifer Lynn Hodge of New Jersey; sister Martha Balz of Basking Ridge, N.J.; and several cousins. Funerals services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Interment will be in Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, Pa. Contributed by Carol Brotzman Published in the TimesLeader on 4/19/2006.
WARNER –DORIS M. PENNAY, 90, a well-known Laceyville woman of Laceyville RR 2, died at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda on Sunday morning, April14, 1996 after a lengthy illness. She was born the daughter of the late Millie Patton and Louis V. Warner in Camptown on Dec. 11, 105. She lived her entire life in the nearby areas. Mrs. Pennay will best be remembered for the fine seamstress that she was and the customized slipcovers and fin upholstering she did for many in the Laceyville and surrounding areas. Mrs. Pennay was the wife of the late Cecil H. Pennay who died in 1963. She attended the Silvara United Methodist Church and was a member of the Silvara Ladies’ Aid. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Ruth E. Downing of Sayre, Mrs. Detrick (Clara) Halstead of Northampton, Pa., Mrs. Ambrose (Lula) Dalo of Turnersville, N.J. and Mrs. Jesse (Millie) Goodwin of Laceyville; two sons, Clarence and his wife, Sue Pennay of Waverly, and Harold Pennay of Stevensville; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Dorothy Arnold Pennay of Athens; a sister, Mrs. Gilbert (Eleanor) Lowenstein of Florida; 14 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, George Eugene Pennay; a son-in-law, Ethelbert Downing; three grandsons, Gordon Halstead, Terry Halstead and Leonard Lee Soulliard; a great-grandson, Dale Whipple; brothers, Paul Warner, George Warner, Albert Warner and Hiram Warner; a sister, Frances Orshaw; and a half-sister, Mable Warner. The funeral will be held Tuesday, April 16, 1996 at 2 p.m. at the Sheldon Funeral home, Main Street, Laceyville with the Rev. David Wikerson officiating. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery. Family and friends can call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda. –Towanda Daily Review
ALFRED P. (BUDGE) WATSON age 83, Canton RD 2 (North Street) died at his home Tuesday, April 8, 1980 at 5:00 a.m. after an illness of several years. Mr. Watson was born in Herrickville, Jan. 1, 1897 a son of Frank E. and Velma Coleman Watson. He was a member of the Herrickville Methodist Church. The first 40 years of his life were spent in Herrickville Township where he operated a garage. Following this he spent 15 years in refrigeration sales and service in Sullivan, Lycoming, Tioga and Bradford Counties. In recent years he was night steward at the Canton Moose Lodge until his retirement in 1978. He was a member of Canton Moose Lodge, 429. He is survived by his wife, the former, Kay W. Madigan; daughters, Mrs. Andrew (Betty) Felt, Sayre, Mrs. Larry (Gale) Kelley, Canton RD 1, Mrs. Evert (Ellen) DeKnecht, Roaring Branch; a son, Frank D. Watson at home; sister, Mrs. Gordon Jones, Waverly, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 10 at 11:00 a.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Paul M. Baier, pastor of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions in the name of A. P. Watson may be made to the Herrickville Methodist Church, Herrickville. –Canton Independent Sentinel
WELLIVER –FLORENCE WELLIVER TAYLOR, 77, wife of Glenn W. Taylor of Wyalusing RR 3, Herrickville died Monday morning, March 6, 1995 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Born July 1, 1917 in Bradford County, she was a daughter of the late James Wilson and Millie Roof Welliver Sr. Florence’s main interest in life was in her home and family. She was very active in her community. Mrs. Taylor was a member of the Herrickville United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school, the Herrickville Fireman’s Auxiliary, PARSE Retirees and H.O.P.S. Ambulance Assn. She also served as a 4-H leader for several years. On Feb. 15, 1995 Mr. and Mrs. Taylor celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary. Surviving are her husband, Glenn W. Taylor at home; a daughter, Marjorie Hitchcock of Herrickville; a son and daughter-in-law, Ralph and Vivian Taylor of Herrickville; grandchildren: Michael and Linda Hitchcock of Wyalusing, Andrew Hitchcock of Wyalusing, Susan Hitchcock of Herrickville, Ralph and Doreen Taylor of Herrickville, Donald Taylor and Debbie Roberts of Herrickville, Duane Taylor and Carla Hunsinger of Silvara and Teresa Taylor and Roger Sharts of Sugar Run; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters; Eleanor Cole of Towanda, Wilma Wetmore of Connor, Mont. And Gladys Allis of East Towanda and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by two brothers: James Wilson Welliver Jr. in January 1992 and Gerald Welliver in February 1992 and a sister, Leona Olive Welliver in October 1923. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery, Camptown. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. –Towanda Daily Review
WELLS –ELSIE TIFFANY, 69, of Wyalusing Township died Saturday morning Dec. 10, 1988 at the home of Mrs. John R. Welles with whom she resided. She was born in Sugar Run, April 18, 1919, the daughter of the late Adolphus and Lena Wandell Wells. She graduated from the Wyalusing High School and later from the Easton Hospital School of Nursing as a registered nurse. She was a cadet in the U.S. Army in World War II and later worked at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre and the Binghamton General Hospital, Binghamton, NY. She was married to the late Erwin Tiffany of Binghamton (brother of the late Harry Tiffany of Wyalusing.) They retired to Cooperstown, NY in 1957. Erwin predeceased her there in 1979. She was a member of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Hazel Newell of Windsboro, S.C.: Mrs. Charlotte Stempeck of Wyalusing, Mrs. Dorothy Greening of New Era, Mrs. Amelia Welles of Wyalusing, Mrs. Margaret McDonough of Sugar Run; twin brothers, Martin Wells of Ridgeway, SC and Marvin Wells of Columbia, SC; an aunt, Lydea Brown of Waverly, NY and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters and two brothers. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Groverdale Ln., Wyalusing with the Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Starzer officiating. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Monday. –Towanda Daily Review
ALFRED E. ‘GENE’ WELLS age 81 of Wyalusing RR 1 died early Wednesday morning, Feb. 14, 2001 at the Bradford County Manor. He was born on Lime Hill, Wyalusing Township, a son of the late James and Mamie Stowell Wells. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the United States Navy. Gene was a lifetime resident of the Wyalusing area and had attended the Neath Congregational Church. Prior to his retirement in 1986 he was employed as a custodian for the Northeast Bradford School District. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and enjoyed time spent hunting, fishing and being with children. He had resided with his nephew and wife, Fred and Wanda Sutton of Camptown. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis and Marsha Wells of Melbourne, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Lona Decker of Towanda; four grandchildren and their spouses, Diane Wells of Melbourne, Stacey and Michael Sherr of Kernesville, N.C., Deanna Wells of Melbourne and Shawn and Heather Wells of Melbourne; two great-grandchildren, Brandon and Noah Sherr of Kernesville; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred “Midge” Wells; a brother, James “Bud” Wells; and two sisters, Catherine Vanderpool and Gretchen Shoemaker. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 16, 2001 at 3 p.m. in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing. Friends and family are invited to call on Friday afternoon at the funeral home from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the funeral service. Burial will be in Camptown Cemetery. The family will provide flowers. In lieu of flowers his family suggests contributions be directed to the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review
WELLS Lona M. Wells Decker, 97, Towanda
12/05/2001 Towanda Daily Review
Lona M. Wells Decker, 97, widow of Arthur Decker of 108 William St., Towanda, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 4, 2001, at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda. She was born Dec. 5, 1903, on Lime Hill, Wyalusing Township, a daughter of the late James and Mamie Stowell Wells. Lona was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and best friend to her family. She was a member of the North Towanda United Methodist Church. Lona was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Decker in 1965; son, Howard Decker in 1991; eight grandsons; two sisters, Catherine Vanderpool and Gretchen Shoemaker; and two brothers, Alfred and James Wells. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Gladys Hendershot of Florida; Marjorie and Gerald Vanderpool of Standing Stone, Dorothy and Donald Hilliar of Bershire, N.Y., Ruth and Mont Cass of Virginia, Helen Brown of Rome, Katie Stephenson of Rome, Frieda and Ronald Smith of Towanda, Shirley and Paul Blemle of Luthers Mills, Marion and Robert Seymour of Wysox, Beverly and James Kobbe of Towanda, Arthur and Elizabeth Decker of Towanda, Earl and Dorothy Decker of Monroeton; Milton Decker of Towanda; 48 grandchildren; 99 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Ron Windel officiating, Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
WELLS –MARTHA EVA WELLS OTIS age 82, of Taylorville, Wyalusing Township died early Saturday morning, Aug. 28, 1999 at her home. Born on Sept. 19, 1917 in Smithboro, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Meylert and Nora Burrell Hoadley Wells. Martha was raised by her grandmother, the late Viola Wells. She has been a resident of the Wyalusing area for the past 55 years. Martha was preceded in death by her first husband, the late Theodore Lee. She was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church. Mrs. Otis found great joy in acquiring collectibles for her home and especially time spent with her family. She left surviving her husband of over 50 years, Adelbert Otis at home; her children and their spouses, Erma and David Green of Homets Ferry; step-children, JoAnne Treadwell of Melbourne, Fla., Shirley and Clifford Woodruff of Laceyville, Dianna and Paul Cresho of Taylorville, Janet Chaffee of Laceyville and Stephen Otis of Wyalusing; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Mrs. Rita Herlt of Merryall. In addition to her parents and her first husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Elmer and Kenneth Wells and a sister, Helen Dickinson. The funeral service will be held on Monday, Aug. 30 at 11 a.m. in McHenry Funeral Home at 106 Church St. in Wyalusing. The Rev. Beverly Davenport, her pastor will officiate. Interment will follow in Camptown Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to call on Monday morning at McHenry Funeral Home in Wyalusing from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service. –Towanda Daily Review
WHEATON - Note by Carol Brotzman: No one knows for sure whether he
was born 1910 or 1911 but he put 1911 on the headstone himself so I would bet
on that however his obit has 1910 for a birthdate
Claude Otto Wheaton, 93 - 1/27/2005 Daily Review
Claude Otto Wheaton, age 93, of RR3, Laceyville, PA, died on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005 at the Bradford County Manor. He was born on Aug. 8, 1910, a son of the late George and Mattie Orshaw Wheaton. Claude was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, the late Jenny Mae Wheaton. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Bendix Corporation in Montrose, giving 24 years of service. He was a lifetime resident of Bradford County. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 510 of Black Walnut. Surviving are his children, Marilyn Y. Ross of Sugar Run; Ida “Lucille” and Floyd Eberlin of Monroeton, Dale Y. and Carolyn Wheaton of Laceyville; grandchildren, Sheila, Sandra, Charles, Claudia, Angelia, Alfred, Jr., LuAnn, Diane, Jennie, Debbie, Howard, LuAnn, Marie, Michael and Christine and three great-grandchildren, Jamie, Jackie and Ashley. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Claude, Jr.; a daughter, Doris Marie; a granddaughter, Jennie Lou; brothers, Henry, Guy and Fred and a son-in-law, William E. (Buster) Ross. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, with the Rev. Beverly Murphy, pastor, officiating. Interment followed in Camptown Cemetery. Friends and family called on Monday evening, Jan. 24 at McHenry Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Silvara United Methodist Women or the Silvara United Methodist Church in Mr. Wheaton’s memory. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
WHITMILLER –EVA MAE WHITMILLER BARTO age 94 of Camptown, Pa., died on Thursday, March 16, 2006 at her home with her family surrounding her. She was born Feb. 4, 1912 at Spring Hill, Pa., the daughter of the late Harry and Carrie Hendershot Whitmiller. On May 22, 1930, Elva married Arthur Barto in Monroeton, Pa. Elva was a lifelong resident of Camptown and a loyal member of the Camptown United Methodist Church for 63 years. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women and Camptown Civic Club. She worked for many years with her friends preparing food for the Camptown Races. She cleaned houses for many years for people in Camptown and also worked in the Camptown Elementary School cafeteria. She enjoyed her flower gardens and enjoyed her time spent crocheting and doing embroidery. She will be remembered for making the best pies. Elva loved having her family around. She so enjoyed sharing time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was loved by all who knew her. She is survived by her children, Harry and Jean Barto of Monroeton, Shirley Rockwell of West Burlington, Pa and Bonnie and Carl Mader of Camptown; a daughter-in-law, Delores Barto of Spring Lake, Pa.; a sister, Pauline Jayne of Spring Hill; 25 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren and 36 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Arthur “Jeff” Barto; sons LaVerne Barto and George Barto; a daughter, Betty Bates; a brother, William Whitmiller; and a son-in-law, Earl Rockwell. Friends and family are invited to call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 19 at McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, in the Camptown Community Church with the Rev. Helen Lear, her pastor officiating. Interment will be in Camptown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Camptown United Methodist Church, c/o Beverly Skillings, RR 3, Box 3, Wyalusing, Pa. or Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. in Elva Barto’s memory. –Towanda Dailey Review
WILBUR - Lois W. Wilbur Grow, 95, of Springville, died Wednesday November 18, 2009 at home. Her husband of 42 years, George M. Grow, preceded her in death. Born in Auburn Twp., to the late James E. and Iona May Snover Wilbur, Lois was a member of the Springville United Methodist Church and taught Sunday school there for 42 years. She was also a member of the Springville Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She was very active in "My Brother's Keeper," where she made sleeping bags for the homeless as well as provided clothing and supplies. She died peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Surviving are her two daughters and sons-in-law, Alyne and John Horn, Springville; and Marlene and Ed Pompey, Springville; a daughter-in-law, Beverly Grow, Springville; six grandchildren, Shelley and husband, Tom Krishak; Jason and wife, Jennifer Horn; Jared and wife, Danica Horn; Jeremy and wife, Katie Horn; Jennifer and husband, Paul Ward; and Eddie Pompey; and seven great-grandchildren, Allison, Kayla and Kristi Krishak, Brittany, Cheyenne, Marissa and Landon Horn. She was also preceded in death by a son, Edwin D. Grow. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, Montrose. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery. Visitation will be today, 7 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home. Anyone wishing to honor Lois' memory can make a donation to their local food bank. Submitted by Carol Brotzman. Scranton Times November 20, 2009
WILKINS Joyce Wilkins Patton
of Wyalusing died on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 at the Ashton Nursing Home, Athens, with her loving family at her side. Joyce was born on April 9, 1929, in Endwell, N.Y., the oldest daughter of the late H. M. (Moe) and Ida Dingman Wilkins. After graduating from LeRaysville High School in 1947 she met and married Edward (Ed) Patton, of Lime Hill on June 12, 1948. They lived the majority of their 50 years in and around Wyalusing. Although Ed died Nov. 11, 1998; Joyce stayed an active member of the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534, the Sugar Run Ladies Circle and the 8 & 40. She enjoyed volunteering her time, organizing events and cooking dinners at the Legion. She was an avid crafter and loved to crochet and driving herself and her friends to events around town. Surviving are a daughter: Ida (Dale) Ferguson of Falls; sons Howard Patton of Wyalusing and James Patton of Rome, N.Y.; a sister, Marjorie Hicks of Carthage, N.C.; a brother, Barry (Janice) Wilkins of Warren Center; grandchildren Terri (Jon) Dearborn, Doniell (Ken) Park, Dustin Millard, Tara Patton, Paula Patton, James Patton and Mellissa Patton; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by brother Harry Wilkins, a sister Gladys Lantz, and a great-granddaughter Richelle Garner. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA 18853. Interment will be in Camptown Cemetery, Camptown. Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. The Sugar Run Ladies Circle will pass in review at 11 a.m. followed by the Wyalusing American Legion Auxiliary's pass in review and memorial service, followed by the 8 & 40 memorial service. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Legion Auxiliary, c/o Renee Stewart, P.O. Box 184, Wyalusing, PA 18853/ Towanda Daily Review – November 20, 2012
CLIFFORD H. WOODRUFF SR. On Nov. 9, 2002, Clifford H. Woodruff Sr., 69, of Wyalusing died at Memorial Hospital of Towanda surrounded by his loving family. Born on Nov. 19, 1932, Cliffford was a life-long resident of Bradford County. A hard worker from a very young age, he was a jack of all trades and worked a variety of positions at numerous locations throughout his life. He was formerly employed by Taylor Packing, Welles Mill Inc. and the Latini Farm. In 1992, Clifford retired from Sylvania after more than 28 years of employment. On the side, Clifford was known for ”Donating” his skill and knowledge of firearms. Through his years of hunting, Clifford reloaded bullets for countless friends and family members. Having earned a reputation as an excellent marksman, Clifford soon became an in-demand individual for sighting in hunting rifles. Later in his life, Clifford’s hobbies included playing dominoes, walking and gabbing with people. With his wife, Janice, at his side, Clifford masterminded countless family barbecues. Above all, Clifford enjoyed pampering their beloved cat Ringo and spending time with his family. Nothing gave him more pleasure than being with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of whom he was extremely proud. Clifford and Janice never missed the opportunity to attend birthday parties or school functions. They often drove great distances to spend time with their great-grandchildren and Clifford looked forward to their travels be it to New York, Maryland or Michigan. He is survived by: his loving wife of 53 years, Janice (Dixon) Woodruff of Wyalusing; his children Clifford and Shirley Woodruff Jr. of Laceyville, Judy and Roger Hamilton of Wyalusing, and Bonnie Marie Woodruff of Marquette, Mich.; a sister and brother-in-law, Dan and Evelyn Kithcart of Silvara; sisters-in-law, Lillian Dixon and Nancy Sarnosky of Meshoppen; sister-in-law and her spouse, Myrna and Reuben Kinney of Herrickville; his grandchildren, Clifford and Cindy Woodruff III of Frederick, Md., Randy Woodruff of Tunkhannock, Daniel Woodruff of Tunkhannock, Vicki Armitage Millard of Wyalusing, Leroy (Jim) and Christie Armitage Jr. of Binghamton, N.Y., and Lelanie Phillips of Marquette, Mich.; the great-grandchildren who were the lights of his life, Pagige and Mackenzie Millard, Colin, Heather and Logan Woodruff, Minrand Woodruff, Elana Armitage, and last by certainly not least, Miss Trinity Marie Shinkle; as well as several nieces and nephews. Clifford was preceded in death by; his parents, Ida and Marshall Woodruff; a brother, Howard Woodruff; his half-brothers, Allie, Harvey, Toby, Francis and Karl Heeman; a half-sister, Jenny (Heeman) Wheaton; his mother-in-law and father-in-law Howard and Isabelle Dixon; and a sister-in-law Beva Preston. The family will accept visitors beginning at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1t the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St. Wyalusing. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. immediately following the viewing hour, with the rev. Robert Brown, pastor, officiating. Interment will take place at the conclusion of the service at the Camptown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, individuals who wish to do so should make charitable contributions to the Bradford County Humane Society, Ulster, Pa. in memory of Clifford’s love for animals and in honor of their fanciful feline, Ringo. –Towanda Daily Review.
Nov. 9, 2002
Services were held for Clifford H. Woodruff, age 69, devoted husband of Janice (Dixon) Woodruff of Wyalusing. He died on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, surrounded by his loving family. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, with the Rev. Robert Brown, pastor, officiating. Special music was provided by Jeanne Woodruff. Interment followed in Camptown Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robert Brown, Jr., Terry Hamilton, LeRoy Armitage, Randy Woodruff, Clifford Woodruff, III and LeRoy James Armitage. Honorary pallbearer was Daniel Kithcart.
Gerald (Jerry) WOODRUFF, Sr.
Jan. 16, 2002
Wyalusing Rocket Courier
Mr. Gerald (Jerry) Woodruff, Sr., age 69, of RR1, Box 4-A, Wyalusing, (Taylorville), PA, died at his home in Taylorville, early Wednesday morning, Jan. 16, 2002. Born in Sayre on March 7, 1932, he was the son of the late Burt and Elizabeth Frisbie Woodruff. Jerry was employed for many years as a log truck driver for Sam VanDeMark in Laceyville. He was later self-employed for a number of years in the excavating and contracting business in Bradford and Wyoming Counties. Jerry and his wife, Veda, also owned and operated J&V Discount Store in East Towanda for over 17 years. He was a member of the Hare Ridge Sportsmen’s Club in Lawton and the Wednesday night bowling league at the South Montrose Bowling Association. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and being surrounded by his family. Over the past many years, he enjoyed many hunting trips to Colorado and many fishing trips in Canada. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, the former Veda B. Kunkle Woodruff of Taylorville; a daughter and son-in-law, Nettie and David Heller of Laceyville; a son and daughter-in-law, Gerald, Jr. (Jake) and Sue Woodruff, Wyalusing; stepchildren, Betsy and Mike Dunfee of Wyalusing, Larry Barto and fiancee, Cindy Rubert of Towanda and Mindy and Greg Riffle of Annapolis, MD; a brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Pam Woodruff of Laceyville; a sister, Marie VanDeMark of Laceyville; his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Kunkle of Wyalusing; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters, Vera Salsman, Bernita Snyder, Gertie Salsman, Irene Brown and Kathryn White. Funeral services will be held at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, on Friday, Jan. 18 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Vic Millard, of the Braintrim Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Camptown Cemetery. Friends and family may call at the funeral home on Thursday evening, from 6 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing, may make memorial contributions to the Guthrie Hospice, RR1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.
WOOTTON Ethel W. Cobb
age 95, formally of Forkston Twp., Pa., died on Wednesday evening, Nov. 6, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock, Pa., where she had been a resident for the last 18 months. She was born on Clapper Hill, Tuscarora Twp., Bradford County, Pa., on Oct. 17, 1918, the daughter of the late Harry Olin and Ina Beeman Wootton. The early years of Ethel's life were spent on Clapper Hill, where she went to school and graduated from the Camptown High School, with the class of 1936. She would later graduate from the Mansfield Teachers College, and then teach school for many years at the Stevensville Elementary School. Mrs. Cobb was the wife of the late Raymond W. Cobb, who died in January 1985.Being a homemaker for her husband and their family, she was a tremendous loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening. Surviving are her children and their spouses, Vivian and John Schiffgens, of Venice, Fla., and Gary and Mary Cobb, of Forkston, Pa.; as well as her 9 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Besides her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lisa Rae; and a great-granddaughter, Elari Schiffgens. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery, in Camptown, Pa. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Forkston United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Diane Lewis, 1941 SR 87, Forkston, PA 18629; or to the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Vickie Ellis, 2198 Clapper Hill Rd., Laceyville, PA 18623. Towanda Daily Review – November 9, 2013
WRIGHT - Daily Review June 2004
Elsie Kathryn Liddick, age 67, of Stevensville, Pa., died on Sunday, May 30, 2004, as result of an automobile accident. She was born on August 10, 1936, in New Berlin, Pa., a daughter of John Henry and Annabelle Isenhouser Wright. Elsie had been a resident of this area since 1978. She enjoyed sewing, ceramics, quilting and loved cats. She especially enjoyed time spent with her family. On May 5, 2004, her husband Richard C. Liddick preceded her in death. She leaves surviving: her mother, Annabelle Wright; her children, Kevin "Pudd" and Dawn Liddick, of LeRaysville, Pa., Felicia and Bob Goodenough, of Terrytown, Pa., Jeffrey "Joe" and Cathy Liddick, of Berlin, Wis.; sisters and brother, Fern Orten, John (Skip) Wright Jr., and Joyce Koppenhaver; 20 grandchildren, and 11 ½ great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father; her husband Richard on May 5, 2004; by two sons, H. Keith Liddick, in 1979, and Gregory and Judith Wargo Liddick, on May 30, 2004. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2004, at 11 a.m. at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Helen Learn, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Camptown Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to call on Friday evening, June 4, 2004, from 7 - 9 p.m., and on Saturday, June 5, 2004, from 9 a.m. until the time of funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, Pa. 18850 in Mrs. Liddick's memory. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
YORK –BARBARA LEE PRESTON, 58, widow of Clyde Preston Sr. of Rome, formerly of LeRaysville, died Tuesday evening, Nov. 26, 1996, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born July 30, 1938, in Sayre, she was the only child of the late Charles B. and Ruth Edwards York. Barbara was a graduate of the Northeast Bradford High School. Her main interest in life surrounded her home and family. Barbara enjoyed auto racing events and attending auctions and yard sales. Barbara was well-known throughout the area and will be truly missed by her many friends. Mrs. Preston was a member of the Vigilante Engine Co. Ladies Auxiliary of Rome. Surviving are two sons, Charles E. Brown of Rome and Terry L. Brown of Greensboro, N.C. The funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Steven D. Crabtree, pastor of the Dille Parish United Church of Christ of LeRaysville and Potterville, officiating. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery, Camptown. The family will receive friends Saturday, one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorials be directed to the Dille Parish United Church of Christ of LeRaysville and Potterville, in care of Mrs. Jean Davis, RR1, Box 30, LeRaysville, Pa. or to; Rome United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 177, Rome, Pa in Barbara Preston’s memory. Towanda Daily Review.
? Mrs. Anna McPherson
Herrickville, June 11.-Funeral services were held in the church here this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock for Mrs. Anna McPherson, who died Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Schoonover here. She was 90 years old and the widow of William McPherson. Rev. Zenas Bean officiated and burial was in the Camptown Cemetery. ~Submitted by Bonny Sutton. ~Wyalusing Rocket~1948O'Connor? Mrs. Martin O'connor, aged 60 years, diedat her home near Herrickville Tuesday evening, Jan. 23, 1945. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 o'clock at the Herrickville Methodist church with burial in the Camptown cemetery. Rev. George L. Sweet will officiate. RHW Jan 24, 1945 Towanda Daily Review.
? ROBERTS Phoebe A - Dies at Lime Hill - Mrs. Phoebe A. Roberts died
at the home of her step-daughter, Mrs. William E. Lewis of Lime Hill on July
23rd, 1931, at the age of 99 years, 6 months and 27 days. Mrs. Roberts was born
in Falls township, Wyoming County, PA. Funeral services were held at the home
of Mrs. Lewis on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 with Rev. H.M. Savacool of Camptown
officiating. Burial was made in the Camptown cemetery, The pallbearers were:
Victor Camp, Ralph Taylor, George Moore, Wilbur Sutton, Wesley Sutton and Elmer
Lewis. Those from a distance who attended the funeral were: Mrs. Pearl London
and Virgil W. Sutton, Kingston; Mr. & Mrs. James Medley of Nanticoke; Earl
Medley, Chester, PA; Wilbur Sutton, Mr. & Mrs. Wesley Sutton and Richard
Nickelson of Pittston; Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Huff and Mrs. Maud Huff of
Brooklyn, Pa.; Mrs. A.W. Camp and son, Victor of sere; Mr. & Mrs. Ralph
Taylor and daughter, Leona of Herrick; Mr. & Mrs. Elmer White of Johnson
City, NY; Mr. & Mrs. George Moore of Meshoppen; Mr. & Mrs. F.D. Lewis,
Mr. & Mrs. C.E. Lewis, Donald Lewis and sister Ruby of New Albany; Mr.
& Mrs. A.B. Stark of Dallas, and Mr. & Mrs. E.W. Lewis of Liberty
Corners. - Wyalusing Rocket, July 29, 1931 (Possible maiden name SUTTON;
wife of William Roberts)
? Mrs. Pauline L. VAUGHN, 82, of 105 Pleasant St., Sayre, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 1971,at 7:10 p.m. at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born in Camptown, Pa., she was a resident of Sayre for the past 61 years. She was a member of the Sayre United Methodist Church and a member and treasurer of the Bethany Sunday School Class of the church. Mrs. Vaughn was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Her husband, William B. Vaughn, died Aug. 19, 1962. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Simons of Sayre RD and Mrs. James (Marilyn) Ward of Nichols; one son, Carlton (Bucky) Vaughn of Sayre; ten grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Kolb- Allgeier Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Saturday from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9. Funeral and committal services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. William Watson, pastor of the Sayre United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Camptown Cemetery Monday morning at 10 o’clock. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that contributions be made to the memorial fund of the Sayre United Methodist Church.