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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Cummiskey Cemetery, Wilmot Township, Bradford County, PA
Obituaries

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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by Joyce M. Tice
Cummiskey Cemetery Listing

 

 

Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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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) 

BALLANTINE Mrs. Margaret Carroll-Dushore, Oct 16-widow of J Hartley Ballentine, died Saturday evening at the home of her sister, Mrs. John E Griffin, 219 Popular St Towanda. Mrs. Ballentine had been in ill health for some time. Mrs. Ballentine was born in Barclay, Bradford County, March 9, 1878, the daughter of John W and Ellen McKernan Carroll. She was a member of St Basil’s Church and its Alter & Rosary Society. Her survivors include a son, John
of Albany, NY; two daughters, Mrs. Bernard Murphy f Dushore and Mrs. Joseph Mitchell of Albany; one sister, Mrs. John E Griffin, Towanda; two grandchildren, Michael and Carroll Murphy. Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday morning at St Basil’s Church, Dushore.

BROSCHART L. Vernon - L. Vernon Broschart, age 90, of Forks Township, died
on Monday, June 28, 2010 at the Dar-way Elder Care, Estella, Pa. Vernon was born on Feb. 27, 1920 in Forks Township, a son of the late Bernard John Broschart and Nellie Marie Leahy Broschart. He graduated from the Estella High School a member of the class of 1938. He worked with the C.C.C. Camps in Forksville, Pa., building cabins at World's End State Park. He served in the U.S. Navy from April 1944 to April 1946 as a combat veteran in the Pacific Theatre in the Marshall Islands Campaign. After the war he married the former Helen Litzelman of Cherry Township on Nov. 18, 1946. She predeceased him on June 26, 2002. Returning home after World War II, Vernon worked for the Roscoe Burgess Pallet Mill for 15 years before succeeding to the ownership of the family farm. He operated the farm until moving to Dar-way in 2005. Vernon was a very active member of St. Francis Xavier Church in Overton and also assisted in the annual Aug. 15 Overton picnics and was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery Association. He was also active with various agricultural organizations. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law: James and Georgeanne Broschart of Dushore, Pa., William (Burf) and Diane Broschart of Overton, Pa.; daughters and sons-in-law: Josephine and Richard Silverstrim of Dushore, Pa., Ann and Frank Ward of Dushore, Pa.; brothers: Carl Joseph and Charlotte Broschart of Dushore, Pa., Charles Broschart of Ulster Park, N.Y. Vernon was predeceased by a sister Grace Broschart of Silver Spring, Md. on Sept. 17, 2004. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  A Transferal Service will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 3, 2010 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Overton, Pa. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 2, 2010 at the funeral home. Graveside military services will be accorded by Members of Loyalsock Post No. 996 American Legion, Dushore and by members of A.J. Bird Memorial Post No. 384 V.F.W. New Albany at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday July 3, 2010 at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Overton, Pa. Members are asked to assemble and pass-in-review on Friday evening at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and request that donations be made to St. Francis Xavier Cemetery Association, 2002 Molyneux Hill Road, Dushore, PA 18614. - Towanda Daily Review, July 1, 2010

CHIPLIS - Mrs. Patronella D. Lotsman, age 88, died Friday, March 19, 2010, at Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, Kan. Patronella was born April 28, 1921, in Mildred, Pa., daughter of the late William and Catherine Kulsicavage Chiplis of Mildred, Pa. She graduated from Cherry Township High School and married Michael Lotsman, of Lopez, Pa. She was an accomplished seamstress and worked at the Weldon Mfg. Co. of Lopez, Pa., Endicott-Johnson Mfg. Co. of Mildred, Pa., and later, for Bonds Clothing in Rochester, N.Y. For many years she spent summers in Rochester with daughter Sandra and winters in Florida with daughter Patricia, until she moved, with her daughter Patricia, to Olathe, Kan., in 2006. For the last few years she has resided at Villa St. Francis, Olathe, Kan. She was devoted to her family and enjoyed playing bingo, traveling with her children and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband, Michael; infant brother, Edward; sister Ann Saunders; and brothers, Albert Chiplis and Joseph Chiplis. Beloved mother of two surviving daughters, Patricia (Frank) Kratcoski, Olathe, Kan., and Sandra (Matthew) Felo, Fairport, N.Y. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Frank (Leslie) Kratcoski, Karen (Jay) Tolar, Jennifer (Paul) Stracke, and Laura Felo; eight great-grandchildren, Alex, Max, Megan, Zachary, Emily, Paul, Ryan, and Kyle; several nieces and nephews, Joan Saunders McGrath, Catherine Saunders Gilman, Gail (Shawn) Meehan and William Chiplis (Susanne Wood).  She was a former member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Mildred, Pa., St. John the Evangelist Church in Rochester, N.Y., and later joined Prince of Peace Church in Olathe, Kan.  A transferal service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 23, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, March 22, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. - Towanda Daily Review, Mar.20.2010

 

FINAN Brandon D. Finan

age 25, of New Albany, died on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Wellsburg, N.Y.   Brandon was born Aug. 25, 1986 in Towanda, son of Robert J. and Tina D. Chilson Finan. He graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School, a member of the class of 2004, and attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pa.  Brandon was a carpenter and had his own business, B Finan Construction of New Albany.  He was a member of St. Basil's Church, Dushore. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his daughters.  Surviving are his fiancée, Saria Brewer, of Laceyville; two daughters, Savannah M. Finan of Sayre and Kirra E. Finan of Laceyville; a step-daughter, MacKenna Brewer of Laceyville; parents Rob and Tina Finan of New Albany; paternal grandfather Robert E. Finan of New Albany; maternal grandmother Evelyn Daugherty of Troy; brother, Joseph E. Finan and his fiancée Summer Putnam of Troy; numerous aunts and uncles; two special nephews, Daryn R. Finan and Rydrt Kithcart, and special cousins, Krista Miller, Danny Barr and Robert Wood.  A Transferal Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2012 from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA 18614 and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Cummiskey.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, June 25 In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Finan Children Educational Fund, c/o Craftmaster Federal Credit Union, PO Box 175 562 Shiner Road, Towanda, PA 18848   Towanda Daily Review – June 23, 2012

 

DODGE Shirley M. Schrann

Mrs. Shirley M. Schrann, age 78, of Sullivan Terrace, Dushore, Pa., died on Friday morning, April 8, 2011 at the Highlands Care Center, in Laporte, Pa.  Shirley was born Aug. 21, 1932 in Sayre, Pa., a daughter of the late Daniel and Elsie Weed Dodge. She graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School in 1952 and was married to Ralph Schrann who predeceased her. She was also married to Richard W. Herrick who also predeceased her in a tragic fire on Oct. 11, 1997. After his death she moved to Sullivan Terrace.   Shirley was a member of the Moxie Church and formerly worked at the former Herman V. Rynveld Son's Corp. in New Albany and also at the former Endicott Johnson Shoe Mfg. Co. in Mildred.   She is survived by two sisters, Delena Cassebury of New Albany and Delores Cassebury of Mehoopany, Pa.; and a very special friend, Peggy Anderson of Dushore, Pa.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 18, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., with her pastor, the Rev. Howard D. Carr, officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Wilmot, Pa.   Towanda Daily Review – April 16, 2011

 

FRANCO -  Sarafina (Sally) Franco
May 6, 2002
Sarafina (Sally) Franco, age 63, of Philadelphia, PA died on Monday, May 6, 2002 at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. She was born in Mildred on Jan. 9, 1939, a daughter of the late Andrea (Andy) and Philomena Trapani Franco (Frank).  Sally graduated from Turnpike High School, a member of the Class of 1956 had been employed for 35 years by Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania and was a past president of the Pioneers of Philadelphia.  Friends will remember her as being compassionate, giving and fun loving. She especially enjoyed dancing.  Surviving are sisters, Mary Miller of Tunkhannock, Teresa Franco Weber of Wagontown; a brother, Carmen Franco of Tacoma, WA; two aunts, Lucy Trapani Sokalsky of Scranton and Mary Trapani Levendusky of Hazleton; her godmother and 33 nieces and nephews. Sally was predeceased by sisters, Yolanda (Betty) Looby, Christine Kerr and a brother, Rudy Franco.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, with the Rev. Michael B. Harris, pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery.  Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the American Lung Association, 738 S. Main Ave., Scranton, PA 18504.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore.

 

HOCHBERG Margaret Hochberg Scanlin

Margaret Hochberg Scanlin, age 74, of Overton, Bradford County, PA died on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Margaret was born May 11, 1936 in Cherry Township, daughter of the late James H. & Agnes E. Poye Hochberg. She graduated from the Loyalsock Area High School, a member of the class of 1954. She married D. Joseph Scanlin Jr., of Forks Township on November 22, 1958 and he predeceased her on February 9, 1997.  Margaret was a member of St. Basil’s Catholic Church in Dushore, PA and a member of its Altar and Rosary Society. She was a loving mother and grandmother and especially loved being with her grandsons. She was an avid NY Yankee fan and enjoyed bird watching and feeding her humming birds and cardinals and very much enjoyed reading and working crossword puzzles.  Surviving: son: Richard J. Scanlin Dushore, PA; two daughters: Mary Lou and Lloyd Decker New Albany, PA Susan and Danny Baumunk Forksville, PA.  Three brothers and sisters-in-law: Francis J. Hochberg Dushore, PA Gerald J. & Dorothy Hochberg Jonestown, PA Joseph & Kimberly Hochberg New Albany, PA Two sisters: Agnes Bryan East Smithfield, PA Irene McMahon New Albany, PA  Sisters-in-law: Margaret Hochberg Berkshire, NY Theresa Gleockler Dushore, PA  Brother-in-law: Walter Ferguson Linden, PA   4 grandchildren; Trey and Matthew Decker, Vincent Baumunk and Alex Baumunk;  several nieces and nephews. Margaret was predeceased by sisters Mary Hochberg in 1936, Genevieve Potter of Towanda, PA, Dec. 20, 1999, Loretta Ferguson, of Linden, PA on July 15, 2010 and brothers, Robert Hochberg of Berkshire, NY on May 15, 2001 and John Hochberg of Dushore, on June 1, 2008.   A Transfer Service will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, PA with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Overton, PA.   Friends may call on Monday, May 9, 2011 from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home.   The family will provide the flowers and request that memorials in Margaret’s memory to the Dushore Fire and Ambulance Association, PO Box 1, Dushore, PA 18614 or St. Basils Restoration Fund, PO Box 307, Dushore, PA 18614   Towanda Daily Review – May 6, 2011

 

KARGE Leo H. Karge
Leo was born in Nordmont on January 29, 1928 a son of the late Raymond and Ruth Foust Karge. He graduated from the Sonestown High School a member of the class of 1945. Leo enlisted in the US Navy in 1946 during WWII and re-enlisted and served overseas in the Korean War until his discharge in 1954. He married the former C. Elaine Hollenback of Wilmot on February 21, 1948. Elaine predeceased him on October 28, 1993.  After his discharge form the Navy Leo returned home. He worked at Fitzpatrick and Connelly, later Fitzpatrick and Lambert, for 22 years. In 1972 Leo was elected as a Sullivan County Commissioner and served until 1976. He then went to work for Penn Dot as the Garage Forman in Laporte for 6 years. He then began selling Prudential Life Insurance which he was engaged in for 6 years. He was elected as District Magistrate for Eastern Sullivan County where he served retiring in 1994.  Leo was a very active member of St. Basil’s Church, in Dushore. He served on many committees and helped with every picnic and with almost every activity that was in the church hall. He was also a member of Loyalsock Post 996 American Legion, Dushore, PA. He was a former member of the Sullivan County Democrat Committee and the NRA. He was very active with the Dushore Fire Co. and Ambulance Association, where he served as an EMT for many years. He also enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter Sierra , visiting family and friends, hunting and was an avid Yankee fan.  Surviving: Three sons: Michael A. Karge Williamsport, PA Ronald L. Karge Phoenix, AZ Scott J. Karge and his close friend Tammy DiJoseph Dushore, PA;  Brother-in-law: Dick (Libby) Hollenback Tucson, AZ Sister-in-law: Alice Hollenback Greenville, OH  Three grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a twin brother, Lynn F. Karge in 1997 and brother-in-law: Donald Hollenback in 1992.  A transferal Service will be held on Monday, November 8, 2010 at 9:30 A.M. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, PA with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Cummiskey, PA.  Friends may call on Monday, from 8:30 A.M. until the time of the service.  Graveside Military Services will be accorded by member of Loyalsock Post 996 American Legion, Dushore, and McDermott Post #452 American Legion, Mildred, PA on Monday morning at St. Francis Cemetery, Cummiskey, PA.   Funeral home obituary.

 

KRATCOSKI Leonard J. Kratcoski

renowned local veteran who served with the Marine Corps, Navy, Army and Air Force, age 85, of Mildred, Pa., died on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. Leonard was born Nov. 13, 1925 in Old Bernice, a son of the late Peter and Frances Novinsky Kratcoski. Leonard enlisted in the U.S. Navy on May 18, 1943. He completed his training at Camp Pendleton, Calif., and was assigned to the Third Battalion 29th Marine Engineers 4th U.S. Marine Corps Division 121st Sea Bees. He was badly wounded in the battle of Saipan in 1944, got his first Purple Heart, and was evacuated to a hospital ship where he spent three months. Following his recovery, he returned to the Third Battalion on Tinian Island. Leonard was engaged in building the runways on Tinian from which the planes that dropped the atomic bombs on Japan took off.  Leonard then returned to Saipan. When the Pacific War ended, he returned to the states in Dec of 1945 and served in the US Navy on the USS New York. After being discharged from the Navy, Leonard attended machinery school, but there were few jobs available at the time, so he joined the Army Air Corps. Len wanted to try the Army and wanted to fly. He took basic training at Scott Field, Texas and three months later was promoted to sergeant. He was discharged after 11 months as his mother was very ill. He worked in the coal mines in Bernice for three years. He then hitchhiked to California with only $3.25 in his pocket. Hearing stories about soldiers who parachuted, he decided to join the U.S. Army, as a private again. He took basics at Fort Ord, Calif., and advanced infantry training at Fort Banning, Ga. Len went to Japan with the 8081 549th Aerial Supply Co. He was assigned to fly the C-119 during the Korean War and earned his second Purple Heart after a mechanical accident on the plane. Leonard was later stationed in Japan and met a lovely young Japanese woman named Yoko. They fell in love and were married on July 18, 1955. Yoko took the name Stephania. She later became a U.S. citizen. Stephania predeceased him on Sept. 21, 1999.  After three years in Japan, and being promoted to sergeant, Leonard went to Fort Bragg, N.C. where he served with the famed 82nd Airborne. In 1958 he returned to Japan as part of the 549th Aerial Supply Unit which trained the Taiwanese. He later got transferred to Fort Carson, Colo. and moved on to Fort Bragg and then France where he served with NATO 557th Aerial Supply Unit.   Then Leonard got new orders — plague immunizations were required in Vietnam. He served with the Fifth Special Forces, the famed Green Berets, dropping supplies to his fellow Berets. He was based at HQ and met General Westmoreland. Later he was transferred to the Valley Forge Military Hospital, then to Fort Dix, N.J., to work in supplies. Finally it was time for one last assignment which took him to Korea to serve in a military advisory group. Then in 1970 he retired.  Leonard brought home with him more than a few souvenirs. With the Navy and Marines, he earned the Pacific Theater Ribbon with two stars, American Theater Ribbon, Commendation Ribbon, Victory Medal, Purple Heart, and Presidential Unit Citation with one star. In the Army he was awarded the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, with silver clasp and six awards; Korean Service Medal (two bronze stars); Vietnam Service Medal (two bronze stars); Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (two bronze stars); Parachute Badge Senior Wings; RVCM w/Dev/60; National Defense Service Medal with Oak Leaf; National Defense Service Medal; and Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation. He also received the United Nations Service Medal.  Returning to Sullivan County, Leonard worked for 13 ½ years as a ranger at Worlds End State Park overseeing security. He worked until midnight and for 9 and ½ years never had a Fourth of July off. He enjoyed it and said that during his service there 3 million people visited the park.  In retirement Leonard attended numerous unit reunions and volunteered at the Endless Mountains War Memorial Museum in Sonestown. He was also active with local military ceremonies. (Information from article by Nancy Coleman [Sharer].)   Leonard was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Mildred, Pa., and a member of McDermott Post No. 452 American Legion, Mildred, Pa.  Surviving are two brothers, Peter C. and Lucille Kratcoski of Tallmadge, Ohio and Frank and Patricia Kratcoski of Olathe, Kansas; and a sister, Delores Papke of Mildred, Pa.; two sisters-in-law, Gertrude Laux of North Potomac, Md. and Mary Kratcoski of Oceanside, Calif. and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Genevieve and Elizabeth; and by three brothers, Joseph Kratcoski of Oceanside, Calif., Eugene Kratcoski of Gaithersburg, Md., and John Kratcoski of Palmyra, N.J.  A transferal service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 29, from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in the adjoining parish Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, at the Homer Funeral Home.  Military graveside services will be accorded by members of McDermott Post No, 452 American Legion, Mildred, Pa., and members of the active armed services. Members are asked to assemble and pass in review at 7 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home.   Towanda Daily Review – April 27, 2011

 

KRAUSE Betty Lou
Daily Review  1/12/2008.
Mrs. Betty Lou Krause McKernan, age 78, of Wilmot Township, died on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, at her home. Betty was born May 8, 1929, in Wilmot Twp., Pa., a daughter of the late Guy and Beatrice Blemle Krause. She graduated from the Dushore High School a member of the Class of 1947. She married John D. McKernan. Betty worked at the former Sull-Craft Industries in Dushore for 28 years. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family. She loved flowers and gardening. Betty was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Wilmot, Pa.  Surviving are: her spouse, John D. McKernan at home; son and daughter-in-law, John R. and Becky Turner McKernan of Dushore; a daughter, Mary Margaret McKernan of New Albany; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack (Rexinne) Krause of Fleetwood, Pa., Richard A. Krause of New Albany, Pa., Roy P. Krause of Horseheads, N.Y.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Frances Fiester of Laporte, Pa.; Carol Ann (Pete) Bomboy of Tunkhannock, Pa. and Connie Jean Krause of San Diego, Calif.; two grandchildren, James McKernan and Michael McKernan, five great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brother, Robert L. Krause of Horseheads, N.Y., and by a granddaughter, Amy Kay Frederick of Wyalusing, Pa.  A Funeral Service will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., with her pastor Randele Lee Albers, presiding. Interment will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Cummiskey, Pa.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa.  The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorials be directed to Dushore Ambulance Association, PO Box 1 Dushore, Pa. 18614. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

GEORGE LEO LAMBERT, age 76, well-respected dairy farmer of Forks Township, Sullivan County, died on Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at the home of his birth.  George was born May 3, 1926, son of the late Leo and Margaret Dempsey Lambert.  He graduated from St. Basil’s High School, a member of the class of 1944.  He succeeded to the ownership of the Lambert Century Farm in 1951 and married the former Mary A. Musser of Berlin, Pa., on April 26, 1951.  George and Mary and his brother Francis Joseph Lambert worked the farm and increased not only the herd but the acreage of the farm.  Francis was killed in a tractor accident on Dec. 20, 1962.  George was a former director of the Sullivan County Telephone Co. and was also a supervisor and secretary for Forks Township.  He was also a longtime member of the Eastern Milk Producers Co-Op, a former president of the Sulbra Local of Eastern Milk Producers, and a committee member of the A.S.C.S. for 12 years.  George was a member of the Bradford/Sullivan FHA Advisory Board and also a member of the Sullivan County School Board Consolidation Committee for planning the new school in Laporte.  George was an active member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Overton, and was president of the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery Association.  Surviving are his spouse, Mary A., at home; children and their spouses, Susan and Mark E. Drauschak of Pottstown, Pa., William and Jody Lambert of Forks Township, Ann and Scott Sick of Millville, Pa., and James and Melanie Lambert of Forks Township; a sister-in-law, Catherine G. Lambert of Dushore; grandchildren, Jessica Lambert, Francis Lambert, Daniel Lambert, Benjamin Lambert, Thomas Lambert, Steven Drauschak, Lisa Drauschak, Meredith Lambert, Bethany Lambert, Katie Sick and Hannah Sick; and numerous nieces and nephews.  George was also predeceased by a brother, Robert A. Lambert, on Aug. 31, 1995.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at St. Francis Xavier Church, Overton, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Michael B. Harris, his pastor, presiding.  Interment will be in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.  Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.  The family will provide the flowers and memorials are directed to 4_h or Agricultural Scholarship Fund, in care of Jody Lambert, RR 4, Box 4135, Dushore, Pa. or Memorial Hospice, Drive, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

Joseph J. MCENEANY, age 92, of Terry Township, Bradford County, PA died Monday, February 14, 2000 at the Holy Family Residence, Scranton, PA.  He was born January 15, 1908 in Albany Valley, the son of the late Edward and Mary Brennan McEneany.  He was very active in St. Basil’s Catholic church in Dushore.  He held many positions, among them school teaching, a steel worker, the Endicott Shoe Factory  in Mildred and dairy farming with his brother.  After selling the herd in 1964 he began working for Case Construction Co. of Troy, PA from which he retired.  Surviving is a sister, Margaret Dempsey of Buffalo, NY; three nephews and numerous grandnieces and nephews.  Services were held from the P. Dean Homer funeral Home in Dushore on Feb. 17 with the Rev. Michael B. Harris, his pastor, presiding.  Interment was to be in St. Francis Cemetery, Cummiskey, PA.  Memorials are directed to the Little sisters of the Poor, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, February 23, 2000

MCKERNAN Josephine Barry
November 15, 2001
Wyalsing Rocket Courier
Josephine (JoJo) McKernan Barry, age 78, Mildred, PA, died on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Josephine was born Aug. 15, 1923 in Albany Township, Bradford County, a daughter of the late James M. and Mary Ann Ryan McKernan.  Josephine retired from the former EndicottJohnson Shoe Manufacturing Plant in Mildred after many years of service.  She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Mildred. She also enjoyed growing flowers and was an avid Dale Earnhardt NASCAR fan.  Surviving are two sons and daughtersinlaw, Patrick and Joann Barry, Towanda, William (Breezy) Barry and Ella Marks, Dushore; a stepson and spouse, John and Sally White, Mildred; twin brother and sisterinlaw, John D. and Betty McKernan, New Albany; two grandsons, Aaron and Brian; five granddaughters, Lisa, Kathy, Gary, Donna and Sarah; six greatgrandchildren, Natasia, Breannan, Neven, Taylor, Delania and Kendrick; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, James McKernan and sisters, Betty Cain, Mary AnnMcKernan, Helen (Nellie) Pompeii and Julia Grady.  Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 19 at 9:30 a.m. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, and was followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Basil’s Church in Dushore with the Rev. Michael B. Harris, her pastor, presiding. Interment was in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Cummiskey.  Friends called on Sunday, Nov. 18 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m..

MURRAY James Waldo-Dushore, Nov 17-died today (1946) at the home of his sister, Mrs. Pomeroy Appleman, in Cherry Township. Mr. Murray was 64 years of age, having been born Jan 28, 1882 in Cherry Township. A son of the late William Murray and Katherine Murphy Murray. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margaret Murray of New York City; three sisters, Mrs. Kate Johnson of Danville, Pa, Mrs. Esther Elerbeck of New York City and Mrs. Pomeroy Appleman of Dushore; a brother Frank of New York City.  Friends may call at the home of Mrs. Appleman. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov 20, at 9:30 am at St Basil’s church with burial in St Basil’s Cemetery.

NORCONK –MARIAN NORCONK BLEMLE, age 85, of Wilmot Township, Pa. died on Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa., following an extended illness.  She was born on March 19, 1921, in Wilmot Township, Bradford County, Pa. a daughter of the late Charles and Mary Lamberson Norconk.  Marian was a lifetime resident of Wilmot, and was a member of the Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church, St. John’s Chapel, of Wilmot.  She enjoyed her church, quilting and gardening. She loved being in the outdoors, and especially loved time spent with her grandchildren.  Prior to her retirement in 1983, Marian was employed by Dushore Lingerie, giving over 30 years of service.  In 1983, she was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Blemle. Marian and Douglas had celebrated more than 45 years of marriage.  She leaves surviving her children, Carl and Carol Blemle, of Gillett, Pa., Paul and Shirley Blemel of Luthers Mills, Pa., Kay and Walt Edsell of Camptown, Pa., and Sidney and Kathy Blemle of Merryall, Pa.; sisters and brothers, Arlene Neuber, Raymond and Shirley Norconk, Rachel Miller, and Katherine and Charles Slawta; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.  Her grandson Brett Blemle is currently serving in Iraq as a medic.  Friends and family are invited to call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, at Sheperd of the Hills Lutheran Church, St. John’s Chapel in Wilmot.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. John’s Chapel with the Rev. Randele Albers, her pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, c/o St. John’s Chapel, P.O. Box 460, Dushore, Pa. in Marian Blemle’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

NORCONK - Rachel A. Miller, 85, of Waverly, N.Y., formerly of Choconut, Pa. died on Monday, Oct. 19, 2009 at ElderWood at Tioga.  She was born on March 17, 1924 in Wilmot Twp., Pa. the daughter of the late Charles R. and Mary LAMBERSON Norconk.  Rachel was a member of the First Assembly of God in Binghamton, N.Y., and enjoyed going to Bible Studies with her friends. She enjoyed sewing and knitting and always shared what she made with family members and friends. She loved to read, and spend time with her family and friends.    She is predeceased by her husband Paul R. Miller in 1975, and her sister Marion Blemle.   Rachel is survived by her son Paul R. Miller, Jr. of Binghamton, N.Y.; her daughter and son-in-law Pamela and Charles Cole of Sayre, Pa.; one brother Raymond Norconk of Wilmont, Pa.; two sisters Arlene Neuber of Wilmot, Pa., and Kate (Charles) Slawta of Vestal, N.Y.; step-grandchildren Tracy and Tim Cole of Waverly, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews, and many special friendsFriends and family may call on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens.  Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home with Pastor Dewey Jeffrey from the First Church of God, Sayre officiating. Burial will in St. Francis Cemetery in Wilmot Twp. at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the: American Alzheimer’s Association, 401 Hayes Ave., Endicott, NY 13760.  21 October 2009, Sayre Morning Times.

 

NORTON John R. Norton

age 38, of Wilmot, Pa., died on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2011 at his home.  John was born in Montrose, Pa., on Sept. 19, 1973, son of Phillip and Louise Heeman Norton. He attended Wyalusing Valley High School where he played baseball and football, graduating in 1992. He met the former Kimberlee Kaufmann while they were both in school; they were high school sweethearts and were married on Oct. 10, 1998. After school John took over his father's stone quarry business.  John loved spending time with his family and friends. He was well known throughout Bradford and Sullivan Counties. John loved to spend time outdoors, whether taking his kids for walks in the woods or teaching them about the quarry business. He was a die-hard Steelers fan. He loved watching football and was also an avid hunter. He will be missed by all.  Surviving are his spouse, Kimberlee, at home; a son, Evan Norton at home; daughters Kailee Norton and Karley Norton at home; parents Phillip and Louise Norton Silvara, Pa.; a brother, Allen (Kim) Norton Owego, N.Y.; sisters and brother-in-laws Phyllis (Terry) Brown Mehoopany, Pa., Penny (Ron) Pilch Laceyville, Pa., Cathy (Randy) Johnson Wyalusing, Pa. and Jennifer Norton Silvara, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at St John's Lutheran Church, Wilmot, Pa. with the Rev. Robert G. Kaltenbaugh officiating. Interment will be in St. Johns Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review – January 19, 2012

 

OLPTER –ROSE OLPTER DUNFEE, 63, wife of William L. Dunfee of Overton Township, formerly a 30 year resident of Edgewater, Md., died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at the Robert Packer Hospital, in Sayre. Born Dec. 18, 1939, in Oakdale, Pa., she was the only child of the late Joseph and Rose Zafeya Olpter.  Rose was a graduate of West Allegheny High School, Imperial, Pa., Class of 1957. On Feb. 19, 1966, she married William L. Dunfee at Oxon Hill, Md. Rose was employed by the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Md., for many years until her retirement in 1994. She was a member of the American Legion Post No. 996 Auxiliary, in Dushore. Surviving are: her husband of 37 years, William L. Dunfee; her son, Reed Dunfee of Solomons, Md.; her daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and David Bailey of Edgewater; and her grandson, Christopher Bailey. A graveside memorial service will be held Monday, Oct. 13, at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Overton. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. There are no calling hours. Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

PENNELLA Norman William - It is with great sadness that Norman William Pennella Sr. has gone to be with his Maker on June 4, 2010 at his home in Hillsgrove. Norman was born June 15, 1948 in Miami, Fla., to James and Sarah Phillips Pennella and grew up in Williamsport, Pa. He graduated from Loyalsock High School in 1966. He married Nellie Anastasia McCarty of Hillsgrove, PA in 1968. Norm's love of higher education started when he graduated Williamsport Area Community College with an Associates Degree in Electronics in 1970. He then worked for Corning Glassworks as an engineer in Corning, N.Y. After this he moved to Sullivan County and finished his career working for Montour Oil in Motoursville, Pa. During this time he attended Penn State University where he received a Bachelors of Social Science degree in Social Science with honors. Throughout his life he volunteered throughout the community and was involved with county politics. He sired one daughter and seven sons. Surviving is his wife Nellie; daughter Brenda; sons: Norm Jr., Brian, Brad, Mark, Mike and Jeff and 11 grandchildren. Son John passed at age 19. Also surviving is his brother James and he was preceded in death by sisters Sarah Jane and Cheryl. He loved driving around the country, photography, hunting, and helping anyone in need. Norm was a lifelong die-hard Penn State football fan. Norman will be forever missed and his children will never forget the lessons in life he had bestowed on them. Son John will meet him in peace. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 11, in St. Basil's The Great Church of Dushore, with Rev. Joseph Hornick as celebrant. Internment will immediately follow in St. Francis Cemetery in Overton, Pa.  In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Dushore Fire Company, P.O. Box 517, Dushore, Pa., in Norman's memory. Please join family and friends at the Snell Farm in Hillsgrove, Pa., following services.  Arrangements are under the Direction of the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, PA 18614. . – Towanda Daily Review, June 6, 2010

STEWART Stewart S. Stewart Jr.

 77, of Lopez, Pa., died on Friday, April 15, 2011 at his home on Dutch Mountain Road.  He was born on July 7, 1933 in Nanticoke, Pa., a son of the late Stewart Sr. and Anna Ruddick Stewart.  Stewart was a U.S. Navy veteran serving as a TM2 on the U.S.S. Sarsfield during the Korean Conflict.  On June 19, 1955 he married Aileen Kelly in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He lived and worked in the Levittown, Pa., and worked for J.C. Penny Company as a stockroom supervisor for 31 years. He later moved to Dutch Mountain in 2004 and worked for Sullivan County Elementary School as a custodian for a short time.  Stewart was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, St. Francis of Assisi parish in Mildred Pa.  He was a humorous husband and father. He enjoyed woodworking and being outdoors in his garden and tending to his flowers.  Stewart is survived by his wife, Aileen at home; his three sons, Stewart "Bucko" Stewart III of Tullytown, Pa., Scott and Joann Stewart of Allentown, Pa., and Kelly J. (Betting) Stewart of Fairview Tenn.; seven grandchildren and two step-grandchildren; two sisters; Pearl and Gerald Stemrick and Jannette and Daniel Albert.  A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 25, in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Mildred, Pa., with Rev. Joseph Hornick as celebrant.  Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to: Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA 18848 in Stewart's memory.

 

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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
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BOHENSKY Joseph J. Jr.
The Daily Review, June 2, 1978
Joseph J. Bohensky Jr., 58, lifelong Mildred resident, died suddenly Thursday morning at his home after suffering a heart attack.
He was born in Mildred Feb. 13, 1920, the son of John J. and Nellie Ruthowski Bohensky. He attended the Mildred schools, and on Jan. 8, 1941, was married to the former Julia Rusin. He was employed for several years in the area coalmines and in Elmira at the Ward LaFrance Company. He also worked as a carpenter for many years. He was presently employed by the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Factory in Mildred.
He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred; the Mildred Fire Company; and the White Ash Land Association. Surviving are his widow, Julia of Mildred; two sons, James Bohensky of Dushore and Joseph Bohensky of Amarillo, Texas; two daughters, Ms. Judy Moore of Amarillo, Texas, and Mrs. Jean Clinton of Mildred; mother, Mrs. Nellie Bohensky of Mildred; five brothers, Edward of White Plains, N.J., Paul of Elmira Heights, Francis of Towanda, William of Dushore, and Stanley of Dushore; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Kriel and Mrs. Celia Wanagitis, both of Mildred; eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Regina Tubach Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, the Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 9:30 a.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. There will be recitation of the rosary tonight at 8 o’clock at the funeral home. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

CHARLES HENRY EISENGREIN, age 83, of Dushore, PA died on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA. Charlie was born Aug. 23, 1919 in New York City on Staten Island, son of the late Henry and Mary Holjes Eisengrein.  He attended schools in New York City, including the College of Engineering of New York University, graduating with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree in 1940. He worked as a structural engineer for the Tennessee Valley Authority until commissioned an Ensign in the US Navy in July 1942. He was subsequently promoted to Lieutenant (J.G.) in 1943 and Lieutenant in 1944. He served until November 1946. He had 32 months of sea duty, 18 of which were in command of USS LCI (L) 1006. He saw combat in the Philippines and was decorated for rescue operations under fire. Charlie married the former Ina Steffey in New York City on Feb. 19, 1942. Ina predeceased him on Oct. 23, 1988. He returned to school and received a Master’s degree in Engineering from Columbia University in 1947. He was subsequently employed by Westinghouse Air Brake Company (1947 to 1949 as a Civil Engineer), Blaw-Knox Construction Company (1949 to 1951 as a Structural Engineer), RCA (1951 to 1968 in various managerial positions including Division Manager of Facilities for Electronic Data Processing) and IBM (1968 to 1979 as Project Manager), con-currently serving as Commissioner for Burlington County on the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (1961 to 1968) and Lecturer on the faculty of the Evening Division of LaSalle College (1959 to 1968). He was registered as a Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and (formerly) New Jersey. He was also a life member and Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and a life member of Tau Beta Pi honorary engineering fraternity and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Charlie was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Towanda, having served on the Vestry and participated in various lay ministries. He was predeceased by his son, Charles Henry Eisengrein, Jr. in 1982 and a brother, Henry Gilbert Eisengrein of Staten Island. Surviving are several nieces and nephews and special friends, Dorothy Moffa and Doris Flagg of Dushore. Requiem Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 6 at Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, with the Rev. Maureen AtLee Hipple, Rector, presiding. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery, Wilmot Township. Friends called on Monday, May 5 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA from 6 to 8 p.m. Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  -Wyalusing Rocket

NORCONK Marian
April 21, 2006 Daily Review
Marian Norconk Blemle, age 85, of Wilmot Township, Pa. died on Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa., following an extended illness.  She was born on March 19, 1921, in Wilmot Township, Bradford County, Pa. a daughter of the late Charles and Mary Lamberson Norconk.  Marian was a lifetime resident of Wilmot, and was a member of the Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church, St. John’s Chapel, of Wilmot.  She enjoyed her church, quilting and gardening. She loved being in the outdoors, and especially loved time spent with her grandchildren.  Prior to her retirement in 1983, Marian was employed by Dushore Lingerie, giving over 30 years of service.  In 1983, she was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Blemle. Marian and Douglas had celebrated more than 45 years of marriage.  She leaves surviving her children, Carl and Carol Blemle, of Gillett, Pa., Paul and Shirley Blemel of Luthers Mills, Pa., Kay and Walt Edsell of Camptown, Pa., and Sidney and Kathy Blemle of Merryall, Pa.; sisters and brothers, Arlene Neuber, Raymond and Shirley Norconk, Rachel Miller, and Katherine and Charles Slawta; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren. Her grandson Brett Blemle is currently serving in Iraq as a medic.  Friends and family are invited to call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, at Sheperd of the Hills Lutheran Church, St. John’s Chapel in Wilmot.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. John’s Chapel with the Rev. Randele Albers, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, c/o St. John’s Chapel, P.O. Box 460, Dushore, Pa. 18614, in Marian Blemle’s memory. Contributed by Carol Brotzman

POTTER PATRICIA ANN
Daily Review September 1, 2006
Patricia Ann Potter Huffman, age 71, of Wilmot Township, died on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, at her home.  She was born on Oct. 11, 1934, on Sugar Hill in Wilmot Township, a daughter of the late Donald Ervin Potter and Anna (Winifred) Prichard Potter. On May 22, 1954, she married John Levi Huffman. It has been a loving and devoted marriage of 52 years. In 1952, she worked for the Camptown Dress Factory, and was a waitress at the Wyalusing Rocks. She was employed by the Lopez Pajama Factory, the Dushore Dress Factory, and had been a clerk for Arey's Store in Wyalusing.  Pat worked along side her husband on the family farm. Prior to her retirement in 1999, she was employed by the Wyalusing Area  School District as a cafeteria worker. Pat was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, of Wilmot. She had served her church actively, and was a member of the church choir. She was also a member of the Wilmot Grange. She loved to cook and bake, and caring for her husband John and their family brought her great enjoyment. She leaves surviving her husband: John L. Huffman, at home; her children: Donald G. and Anita Huffman, of Williamburg, Va., James W. and Gayle Huffman, of Sugar Run, Pa., Dawn M. and Charles Nichols, Jr., (Lime Hill) Wyalusing, Pa.; a sister: Mary L. Lattimer, of Herndon, Va.; by her five grandchildren: Kacey, Erika and Karlye Huffman, and Diana and Joel Nichols; and by several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends and family are invited to call on Friday, Sept. 1, 2006, at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, Pa., from 6 – 9 p.m., and on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, at the Hollenback United Methodist Church, from 12 noon until the time of funeral service.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, at 1 p.m. in the Hollenback United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Diane Prentice, Rev. Randele Albers, and Rev. Keith Plows, officiating. Interment will follow in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, in Wilmot.  A very special thank you to those who helped with Pat's care during her illness. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, c/o Milton P. Morse, R.R. 2, Box 1, Wyalusing, PA 18853-9263, or the Wilmot Grange, c/o Eleanor Hockenberry, R.R. 1, Box 178, New Albany, Pa. 18833.  Contributed by Carol Brotzman

RUSIN Julia
Daily Review on 1/17/2008.
Mrs. Julia R. (Rusin) Saxer, age 87, of Colley, Pa., died on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at The Highlands Care Center in Laporte, Pa.  Julia (Jay) was born in Lopez on Christmas day 1920, daughter of the late John and Julia Ksenitch Rusin. She was the widow of Joseph J. Bohensky who died on June 1, 1978, and by Raymond Saxer who died on Feb. 24, 1999. Jay graduated from Cherry Township High School in 1938. She worked at Eclipse Arms in Elmira, N.Y. in 1940s; Weldon Pajama Factory (Lopez), and Dushore Lingerie in 1960s; and E.J. Shoes in Mildred in 1970s. She spent her retirement years in the Mildred and Colley areas. Jay enjoyed her retirement years with visits from her children, grandchildren and her great grandchildren, and not to forget her bingo playing as entertainment. She was a great mother, a wonderful friend, and a joy to be around any where, any time. Julia was a member of Saint Francis Catholic Church in Mildred.  Surviving are: three children, a son, James (Dawn) Bohensky of Dushore, Pa.; daughter, Jean (Milo) Clinton of Colley, Pa.; son, Joseph (Debra) Bohensky of Amarillo, Texas; daughter-in-law, Rosie (Saxer) Green; son-in-law, Patric Green; one sister, Rosalie (Rusin) Concert; 12 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren, plus many nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents and husbands, she was also predeceased by: a daughter, Judith Kirkland; brothers, John, William, Martin, Michael and Nicholas Rusin; and by sisters, Mary Lucas, Anna Zondorak, and Helen Potter.  Friends and family may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Saint Francis Catholic Church in Mildred, with Rev. Bert Kozen, officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Wilmot, Pa.  Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

STOOTHHOFF - Eric Todd Stoothoff, age 38, of Wilmot Township, died on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at the home of his mother in Colley Township.  He was born on July 21, 1971, in Towanda, Pa., a son of John and Melvia (EBERLIN) Stoothoff.  Eric was employed by PennDOT as a diesel mechanic until ill health prevented him from working.  He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, of Wilmot, and enjoyed farming, fishing, hunting and being in the out of doors. He was also a fan of NASCAR auto racing.  He leaves surviving his mother: Melvia Stoothoff, of Dushore, Pa.; a son: Justin Stoothoff, at home; by sisters and brothers: Karen Silverstrim, of Dushore, Pa., Pam Wilmarth, of Dushore, Pa., Brian (Gina) Stoothoff, of Wilmot, Pa., Mark Stoothoff, of Oxen Hill, Md., Stacey (Bobby) Matheny, of Mason, Tenn.; and by a special friend: Edward Mapes, of Sugar Run, Pa.  He was preceded in death by a brother: William Baker in 1975, and by his father: John Stoothoff in 2005.  Friends and family are invited to call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, 2009 at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, Pa., and on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Wilmot, from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral service.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009 at St. John's Lutheran Church, in Wilmot, with Rev. Randele Albers, and Rev. Robert Brown, officiating.  Pallbearers will be PennDOT co-workers: Leonard Fitzgerald, Gilbert Pedro, Kenneth Miller, Kenneth Salsgiver, and Paul Treaster.  Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Wilmot, Pa.  27 August 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

JOHN WILLIAM ‘JACK’ STOOTHOFF was born on Aug. 12, 1933 to the late Blanche Elizabeth Lamoreauxe and John Albert Stoothoff in Rockville Centre, NY. Jack resided with his mother and stepfather, Fred Lieberg in the Wyalusing and Lime Hill areas for most of his youth. He helped his parents to run the family-owned restaurant and service station known as Lieberg’s at Lime Hill. Jack graduated from Wyalusing High School in the Class of 1951. He served his country in the United States Air Force from 1953 through 1957.Jack married his loving wife, Melvia (Eberlin) Stoothoff on Aug. 12, 1960. Being an antique car and farm machinery enthusiast, he spent many hours at local shows; he was also an avid reader, crossword puzzle solver and had a passion for NASCAR racing. Jack retired in 1993 after 26 years of work for the Procter & Gamble Plant in Mehoopany. He spent many years as a dedicated church member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, St. John’s Chapel in Wilmot Township. He served several terms on both the board of trustees and as a member of the joint church council. Until his death, Jack served as caretaker for the St. John’s Chapel Cemetery and also served on the cemetery committee. Most of all, Jack was a loving husband, father and grandfather, who dearly cared for his family. He was surrounded by members of his loving family when he passed on Saturday, July 2, 2005 in a Buffalo, NY hospital where he was a patient for the past 11 days. Jack will be dearly missed by family and friends. Survivors include Melvia Stoothoff, his loving wife of 44 years, at home; his daughters: Karen Silverstrim of Dushore, Pamela Wilmarth of Dushore and Stacey Matheny and husband, Bobby of Mason, TN; sons, Brian Stoofhoff and wife, Gina of Wilmot Township, Mark Stoothoff of Towanda and Eric Stoothoff of Colley; five grandchildren, Francie Coates and husband, Ronald of Meshoppen, Neil Wilmarth and wife, Debbie of Factoryville, Angela Bahr and husband, Mark of Mooresville, NC, Chad Silverstrim and wife, Laura of Gastonia, NC and Justin Stoothoff, Colley. Along with his grandchildren, Jack had 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Dick Lieberg of Florida and several nieces and nephews. Jack was predeceased by his son, William K. Baker in July 1975; a sister, Eva Lieberg and brothers, Fred Lieberg and Mason Lieberg. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 7 at 10:30 a.m. in the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, St. John’s Chapel in Wilmot, with the Rev. Robert W. Brown, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Friends and family called on Wednesday, July 6 at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, from 6 to 9 p.m. and also on Thursday at St. John’s Chapel from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, St. John’s Chapel, PO Box, Dushore, PA 18614. Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  –Wyalusing Rocket July 7, 2005.

 

WOODRUFF Michael Woodruff

age 56, of Royersford, Pa., died on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 at the Pottstown Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. Michael was born June 15, 1957 in Columbus, Ohio., a son of Helen McDonough Woodruff and the late Donald Gilbert Woodruff, who predeceased him on Feb. 17, 1973. He graduated from Broken Arrow High School, in Broken Arrow, Okla., a member of the class of 1975. He graduated from U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y. in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree and served in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He served as an officer in the U.S. Merchant Marines from 1979 to 1986 and later was a representative for Express Scripts. He was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Royersford. Mike enjoyed hunting at his mother's farm near Colley and was avid Philadelphia Eagles fan. Surviving is his mother Helen Woodruff at home; brother Patrick (Melissa) Woodruff of Boyertown, Pa.; sisters Barbara Woodruff of Royersford, Pa., Beverly Woodruff of Royersford, Pa., special niece Kelly Woodruff, and numerous cousins. A Transferal Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., and will be followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Cummiskey, Pa. Friends may call at the Homer Funeral Home from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 at 9 a.m. on Monday until the time of the service.  Towanda Daily Review – August 21, 2013   


 

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