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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Darling Cemetery, Orwell, Bradford County, PA
Obituaries

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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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) 


ALLEN - Albert A. Allen, one of the best known and most highly regarded residents of Eastern Bradford County, died yesterday morning at 9:30 o'clock at the family home in LeRaysville borough.  Deceased was born in Warren Township on August 14, 1840, and in 1862 was united in marriage to Ella Chaffee of Potterville, in which place he was engaged in business until 1874, when he moved to Orwell hill.  Seven years ago he moved back to LeRaysville, where he led a retired life.  A host of friends will regret to learn of his death.  He is survived by his widow and three children; Miles Allyn of Warren Centre, Mrs. D. J. Crawn of Orwell, Mrs Dewitt Corbin of Potterville.  The funeral will be held Monday at 11 o'clock at the home in LeRaysville, and interment will be made in the Darling cemetery.  Submitted by Reva Wagner

BARNES - Eleanor B. CANFIELD, 82, of West Warren, PA died Sunday, September 9, 2001.  Eleanor was born May 2, 1919 in South Hill, PA, a daughter of the late Blanche (Manchester) and Lilburn J. Barnes.  For many years she was employed by the Northeast Bradford School cafeteria.  She was a member of the West Warren Congregational Church and was very active in service to the community through the Warren Township Fireman’s Auxiliary and was a long time volunteer at the Bradford County Manor.  She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Clayton J. “Bud” Canfield, sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Anne Canfield of Athens, PA and Brian and Carol Canfield of Springfield, PA; Ontalee Wilson of West Warren, Pa; brother, Leonard Barnes of Warren Center, PA; grandchildren, Amy (Mike) Johnson of Marysville, PA; Kay Canfield and Beth Canfield of Springfield, Clayton C. Canfield, Jonathan Canfield and Catherine Canfield of Athens, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services were held September 12 at the West Warren Congregational Church with the Rev. David Pitcher, pastor of the church and the Rev. Anne Canfield, pastor of the Waverly (NY) United Methodist Church officiating and interment to be in the Darling Cemetery.  Arrangements were in charge of the Sulfin funeral Chapel in Nichols, NY.  Memorial contributions in memory of Eleanor Canfield may be directed to the Bradford County Children and Youth Advisory Board, c/o Rose Repsher, PO Box 222, Wyalusing, PA 18843.

BARNES -  Jane Lucille (Barnes) Goodenow, 73, of Wysox, Pa., diedon Wednesday morning, April 8, 2009, following a brief period of declining health.  Jane was born on March 21, 1936, in Towanda, Pa., a daughter of the late Eugene Joseph Parsons and Marjorie Louise Barnes.  For many years, Jane was employed as a clerk at the Dandy Mini Mart and Herr's Dairy Bar in Towanda, Pa.  Jane is survived by her daughter, Pam Goodenow of Towanda; siblings, John Parsons of Towanda, Timothy Parsons of Tunkhannock, Pa., Brenda Garcia of Zephyrhills, Fla., and Rose Schaad of Sayre, Pa.; her grandchildren: a very special grandson, Corey Goodenow, and Rebecca Goodenow; several nieces, nephews and their families; and special friends Sandy Chamberlain of Towanda and Dorothy Decker of Monroeton, Pa.  Jan was predeceased by her husband, Connie F. Goodenow, and siblings Eugene, Joseph, William and Irene.  Family and friends are invited to attend graveside services at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 10, at the Darling Cemetery, Orwell Township, Pa., with Pastor Donn Hauser of the Independent Baptist Church.  Submitted by Reva Wagner from the Daily Reviw  09 April, 2009.

 

BARNES Ontalee Barnes Wilson

87, of West Warren died on Saturday morning, December 21, 2013 at her home. She was welcomed and greeted into heaven by her husband Carl E. Wilson, her parents Lilburn and Blanche Barnes, brother and sister-in-law Leonard and Arlene Barnes, sister and brother-in-law Eleanor Barnes and Clayton Canfield, and daughter-in-law Joan S. Wilson.  Ontalee was born on November 13, 1926 in Warren Township, Pa., a daughter of the late Lilburn J. and Blanche Manchester Barnes. She attended school in Warren Center and was a graduate of the LeRaysville High School class of 1944. On March 30, 1946, at the Warren Center United Methodist Church, she married Carl E. Wilson. Together they shared nearly 47 years of marriage until his passing on March 22, 1993. Ontalee was a member of the First Congregational Church of West Warren, where she actively participated with the Ladies Aid. She will be fondly missed for her chocolate cake with peanut butter icing and her wonderful baked beans. In addition, Ontalee was a member of the Warren Township Fireman's Ladies Auxiliary. Many will remember Ontalee as their school bus driver for over forty-two years. Softly in the morning you heard a gentle call, you took the hand God offered and quietly left us all...A heart of gold stopped beating, two willing hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.  Ontalee will be dearly missed by her sons and daughters-in-law Gordon and Mable Wilson of West Warren, Roger and Cathy Wilson of Carthage, N.C.; her grandchildren Greg (Carrie) Wilson, Robin (Ryan) Wilson Kingsley, Lindy Wilson (Roger) Freeze; great grandchildren Roxanne, Carl and Rachel Kingsley, Dalton, Lacy and Caleb Wilson, and Jacob Freeze. Several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Monday, December 23, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of Ontalee's life well lived will be on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of West Warren with Pastor David Pitcher and Pastor Anne B. Canfield, officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Darling Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the First Congregational Church of West Warren, the Darling Cemetery, or the Warren Township Fire Department in loving memory of Ontalee Barnes Wilson.  Sayre Morning Times – December 23, 2013

 

BEIDEMAN -  Robert I. Beideman Jr., 49, of Rome Twp., Ulster RR 1, Pa., died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Robert was born in Doylestown, Pa., on June 17, 1958, the son of Robert I. Beideman Sr. and Doris YOCUM Beideman. He was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School Class of 1976. In August of 1976, Robert entered the US Air Force, where he served for four years until August of 1980.  He was formerly employed by K&R Meat Packing in Terrytown, Pa. and at the time of his death was employed by OSRAM Sylvania in Towanda. Robert was a loving and devoted father.  He enjoyed the outdoors, working on his home and landscaping around his property.  He is survived by: his son, Matthew Beideman, at home; his parents, Robert I. BEIDEMAN Sr. and Doris BEIDEMAN of Rome, RR 3; his sisters, Debra ARNOLD of Rome; Karen GARDNER and her husband, Christopher GARDNER of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Leslie BEIDEMAN of Raleigh, N.C.; his nieces, Nichole ARNOLD, Heather JOHNSON, Danielle Gardner, Abigail Gardner; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a nephew, Christopher Gardner Jr. on July 15, 1984.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. this (Friday) evening at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at the funeral home with Pastor Christopher Gardner, Robert’s brother-in-law, and Pastor Theo GRIFFIN of the North Rome Wesleyan Church officiating.
Interment will follow in the Darling Cemetery, Orwell Twp., Pa. with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the North Rome Wesleyan Church, RR 1, Ulster, Pa. 18850, in Robert I. Beideman Jr.’s memory.  RHW

BEIDEMAN -  Robert I. Beideman Sr., 78, of Rome RR 3, Rome Township, Pa., went home to be with the Lord Saturday, July 5, 2008, from the Guthrie Sayre House in Sayre, Pa. Robert was born in Fort Washington, Pa., on Dec. 16, 1929, the son of the late Bertram Beideman and Mamie Eisenhard Beideman. He attended a one-room schoolhouse in Jarrettown, Pa., and graduated from Abington High School in Abington, Pa., in 1947.   After graduation, Robert served in the National Guard for 10 years while working for Gerhards in Glenside, Pa.  On May 31, 1952, he married the former Doris Yocum of Lebanon, Pa. Robert later moved to Bradford County, where he was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda as a metallurgical technician for 28 years until his retirement in 1985.  Robert moved to Bumpville, Pa., in 1958, then to Rome, Pa., and later built his own home in Bumpville, where he retired.  He was a general handyman who loved gardening, both flowers and vegetables, and working outdoors, planting many trees and shrubs.  In the past, Robert played softball and coached a teen team in southeast Pennsylvania.  He attended the Rome Methodist Church until 1972, when he became a member of the North Rome Wesleyan Church. He participated in several ministries at the North Rome Wesleyan Church through the years, including serving on the church board and, until his recent illness, as head usher.  He formerly played first base on the men’s softball team at his church. Following his retirement, Robert enjoyed playing cards and bowling with his friends. He also enjoyed making stained-glass windows.  Surviving are: his devoted wife of 56 years, Doris Y. Beideman, at home; three children, Debra Arnold of Rome, Karen Gardner and her husband, Pastor Christopher Gardner, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Leslie Beideman of Raleigh, N.C.; five grandchildren, Nicole Arnold of Sayre, Pa., Heather Arnold Johnson and her husband, Andrew Johnson, of Phoenixville, Pa., Danielle Gardner of Brooklyn, Abigail Gardner of Brooklyn and Matthew Beideman of RR 3 Rome, Pa.; and his sister-in-law, Lois Beideman of Pottstown, Pa.  He was preceded in death by his son, Robert I. Beideman Jr., on Oct. 31, 2007; grandson Christopher Gardner Jr.; brother and sister-in-law, Bertram Beideman Jr. and Harriet Beideman; brother, Alan Beideman; and sister and brother-in-law, Margie Prescott and Russell Prescott.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the North Rome Wesleyan Church with Pastors Theo Griffin, Richard Wolfe and Christopher Gardner, Robert’s son-in-law, officiating. Interment will follow in the Darling Cemetery, Orwell Township, Pa.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the North Rome Wesleyan Church, RR 1 Ulster, Pa. 18850, in Robert I. Beideman Sr.’s memory.  RKW.  Towanda Daily Review.

BENNETT –NORMA E. CHUBBUCK, 87, of Rome, Pa. passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 at home surrounded by her family. Norma was born on July 13, 1927 in Camptown, Pa., the daughter of the late Gordon and Luraette Coleman Bennett. She graduated from the LeRaysville High School where she participated in the school band and was an avid basketball player. After graduation she then attended and graduated from beauty school in Elmira, N.Y. Soon thereafter, she married Edgar Chubbuck with whom she spent nearly 68 years of married life. Raising her children and caring for her husband were of utmost importance to Norma. She enjoyed canning fruits and vegetables, reading, sewing, crocheting, doing crossword puzzles and spending time with her family. She was a lifelong member of the Dille Parish United Church of Christ in LeRaysville and Potterville, Pa. where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years and served on various church committees and Ladies Aid group. She was preceded in death by her father, Gordon Bennett; mother, Luraette Colemen Bennett; son, Lynn Chubbuck; and sisters, Ruth Kelley and Alice Watson. Surviving are her husband, Edgar Chubbuck at home; children, Marie (Lynn) Chubbuck of Endicott, N.Y., Marcus Chubbuck at home and Susan (Raymond) Bird of Vestal, N.Y.; grandchildren, Terri (Greg) Peck, Daniel (Theresa) Chubbuck, Kelly (Chad) Benedict, Captain Andrew Bird, Kyle Bird, and Emily Bird; sister, Blanche Bennett; great-grandchildren, Saraiha, Charity, Lynsey, Abby; and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their sincerest thanks to the staff of Memorial Hospital and the Memorial Hospital Hospice and especially to nurse, Sharon Cullen and aide Regina Yates whose unerring love and care sustained us all through this difficult time. It was Norma's wish that services be private. A graveside service at Darling Cemetery will be held at the family's convenience. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Dille Parish UCC, c/o Sharon Rockefeller, 903 Main St., LeRaysville, PA or HOPS Ambulance Association, c/o James Siepler, 606 Ridge Rd., Rome, PA in loving memory of Norma E. Chubbuck. –Towanda Daily Review 2/11/2015

ROY OLYN BOLTON - A life well lived is a precious gift, of hope and strength and grace, from someone who has made our world a brighter, better place. … Roy Olyn Bolton, 72, of Sawmill Road, LeRaysville, Pa., passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Roy was born on March 18, 1942 in Rome, Pa., a son of the late Lena and Elmer A. Bolton. For over 18 years, Roy worked for C.C. Allis & Sons in the saw mill. He also assisted his brothers Ray and Earl in the operation of the family farm. Roy was a hardworking, well-known and respected farmer — he will be remembered for his kind heart and willingness to assist and lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Roy enjoyed planting potatoes, farming and attending sales with his twin brother Ray. Roy will be greatly missed by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward and Mary Ann Bolton of Warren Center, Pa., Darius A. and Joyce Bolton of Ulster; his twin brother, Ray Bolton; sisters, Betty Yanavitch of LeRaysville, Pa., Dora Landers of Towanda, Pa.; and a sister-in-law, Ann Bolton of Wynne, Ark.; several nieces, nephews and their families also survive; along with his faithful canine companions, Ebo and Charlie. Earl was predeceased by his parents, Lena and Elmer Bolton; and an infant sister, Reda Bolton; brothers, Cleatis Bolton of Binghamton, N.Y. and Ralph Bolton of Germantown, Tenn. Family and friends are invited to attend graveside services at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 2, 2014, at the Darling Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to HOPS Ambulance, c/o Mr. James Seipler, 606 Ridge Rd., Rome, PA in loving memory of Roy Olyn Bolton. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. –Towanda Daily Review 5/28/2014

ROBERT WAGNER BOSLER - Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed so very dear. ... Robert Wagner Bosler, 97, of Orwell Hill, (Rome, Pa.) passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, Jan. 27, 2016 at the Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital. Bob, as he was affectionately known by his family and friends was born on Nov. 3, 1918 in Elizabeth, N.J., a son of the late Gustave and Frida (Wagner) Bosler. He was a graduate of the Abraham Clark High School Class of 1936 in Roselle, N.J. In 1938, Bob entered into the U.S. Navy and proudly served his country on board the USS Colorado, USS Indiana, USS Corson, and the USS P. C.763 the famous "Splinter Fleet" till the close of the war with Japan. He was honorably discharged in 1945. On March 10, 1946 in Roselle, N.J., Bob married the love of his life, Jo Anne Powell - together they have shared nearly 70 years of marriage. For many years Bob was employed at RCA, David Wilmot Hotel, Masonite Corp., Charis Inc., Electro Mechanical although his greatest love was being a farmer and living on Orwell Hill. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing and farming. Bob was a member of the LeRay Lodge No. 471, the VFW Post 6824 and the American Battleship Association. Bob will be greatly missed by his loving and devoted wife Jo Anne "Jody" Bosler; his son, Robert Ross Bosler of Gardners, Pa; his special grandchildren, Brandy and her husband Jason Kift, Abigail and her husband Justin Brown; a great-granddaughter, Estelle Kift; his nieces and nephews, George G. and Nancy Bosler, Lisa Bosler all of NYC, Richard Puckett of Commack, Long Island; a cousin, Nicholas and his wife Tina Unger of Texas. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Gustave and Frida Bosler; his son, Carl Jay Bosler in 1997; a brother, Carl Bosler; and a sister, Claire Puckett. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A funeral service and a celebration of Bob's life will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Richard Vieldhouse, officiating. Masonic services will be conducted at the start of the funeral service. Interment and military honors will follow in the Darling Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Fisher House Foundation, a charity for veterans and their families, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD in loving memory of Robert Wagner Bosler. –Towanda Daily Review 1/30/2015

BURKHOLDER Chelsea LaRae
Daily Review on 1/27/2008
Chelsea LaRae Burkholder: Those we love remain with us ... In the whisper of the wind, In a soft rain that falls from heaven, In each sunrise, In every single star that lights the night sky and in every single memory we hold within our hearts. ...  Chelsea LaRae Burkholder, 4, came into our arms on June 29, 2003, and went to her heavenly home on Jan. 25, 2008, following a 2-year, 4-month battle with cancer.  A loving and happy child, Chelsea leaves her parents, Janelle L. (Schnupp) and R. Bernell Burkholder Jr.; her brother, Kyle B. Burkholder; and her sisters. Natacha L. and Hannah B. Burkholder, all at home (RR1, Box 233, Rome, Pa. 18837); her maternal grandparents, Dale L. and Velma Schnupp; her paternal grandparents, R. Bernell Sr. and Lillian Burkholder; her paternal great-grandparents, Wilbur Sr. and Pauline Hartranft; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and many friends and special caregivers who provided comfort and love to Chelsea. A time of remembering and celebration of Chelsea's life will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the North Rome Wesleyan Church, Rome. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Darling Cemetery. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Heart to Hand Ministries Inc. c/o Woody Wolfe, a musicianary who provided music and comfort to Chelsea while in the hospital, 733 E. Front St., Danville, Pa. 17821-2121.  Submitted by Carol Brotzman

CANFIELD Clayton Jeremiah Canfield Jr.
88, Served in the U.S. Army during WWII.  Clayton Jeremiah Canfield Jr., 88, of West Warren (RD 2, Rome, PA) died
on Wednesday, December 1, 2010. He was born on October 2, 1922 in Bethlehem, Pa., a son of the late Clayton J. and Emily (Bowman) Canfield.  “Bud” as he was affectionately known as by his family and friends, was a graduate of Liberty High School in Bethlehem, Pa., and received his accounting degree from the Bethlehem Business College. He proudly served his country during WWII with the US Army as a Staff Sergeant and received three Bronze Stars. Following an honorable discharge from the Army and on November 1, 1947, Clayton married Eleanor Barnes Canfield. Together they were married 54 years, until she died
on September 9, 2001.  Dedicated to his community, Bud was a Charter Member of the Warren Township Fire Company; a member of the Dille Parish United Church of Christ and the West Warren Congregational Church where he served as Moderator, Sunday School Teacher and Superintendent, Treasurer; a member of the Freemansburg American Legion Post #31. In addition he served as Past Board Member of the Warren Township and Northeast Bradford School Board, where he established the Northeast Bradford Student Loan Association, Sage House, Bradford County Children & Youth Services and the Bradford County Child Sexual Abuse Task Force.  For many years, Bud served as an accountant for Vestal Lumber Supply, Arthur Huntington Builders Inc., and the West Warren BP. Clayton will be most remembered for his love and dedication to his family, his keen sense of humor and story telling as well as his service to church, community and country during his younger years. He enjoyed his years and counted his many blessings daily. His passions included baseball, hunting, house painting, card playing, blackberry picking and during his later years sitting on the front porch smoking his cigar. Bud is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law Larry and Rev. Anne Canfield; Brian and Carol Canfield; his grandchildren Clayton, Jonathan, Catherine, Canfield, Amy (Mike) Johnson, Beth Canfield and Kay Canfield; great-grandchildren, Alex and Bailey Johnson; a sister Onnalee (Lynn) Hillegas; sisters-in-law, Ontalee Barnes Wilson and Helen Canfield. Several nieces, nephews and their families also survive.  Clayton was predeceased by his parents, his wife Eleanor and a brother Donald. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of Bud’s life on Monday, December 6 at 2 p.m. at the West Warren Congregational Church with Pastor David Pitcher and his daughter-in-law, the Rev. Anne Canfield, officiating. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Sunday, December 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Northeast Bradford Student Loan Fund, c/o Jill O’Conner, RR 3, Box 3148, Rome, PA 18837 or the West Warren Congregational Church, c/o Janet Brown, RR2, Box 430, Rome, PA 18837 or the Northeast in loving memory of Clayton Jeremiah Canfield Jr.  Sayre Morning Times - December 4, 2010

CARLTON C. JONES, 92, of Potterville, Pa., passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at the Golden Living Center, Tunkhannock, Pa. following a period of declining health. Carlton was born on Dec. 24, 1921 in Warren Center, Pa., a son of the late Leo F. and Madeline (Nichols) Jones. He was a graduate of the Warren Township High School at Warren Centre class of 1939. The following year he entered the LeRaysville High School where he completed his high school education. Carlton was a remarkable, fine baseball player and pitcher — he played with the Warren Centre team and was known throughout northern Pennsylvania and New York. On July 9, 1942, he was called to the colors and inducted into the armed services. He proudly served his country during WWII as a radioman on a bomber and on July 30, 1943 his plane "Wing and a Prayer" was shot down and he was a prisoner of war for 18 months in Germany. On April 20, 1946 he married Maxine Corbin and together they raised three children. For many years, Carlton owned and operated Jones General Store in Warren Center. In addition, he also served as the Warren Center Post Master. Carlton was a devoted member of the Dille Parish United Church of Christ in Potterville and the VFW Post 6824 and a life member of the 388th Bomb Group Association. He enjoyed spending time in his vegetable garden, loved animals and was an avid Yankees fan. Carlton is survived by his wife of 68 years, Maxine Jones; his daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Paul Milnes of Tunkhannock, Jacquelyn and Ronald Lawrence of Monroeton, Pa.; a son and daughter-in-law, Leo and Susan Jones of Binghamton; a sister-in-law, Betty Sisto of Waverly; his grandchildren, Adam (Julie) Milnes, Carolyn Jones, and Trevor Jones; a great-granddaughter, Hazel Marie Milnes; nephews, Angelo Sisto and Thomas VanZile. Carlton was predeceased by his sister, Myrtle VanZile; and an infant brother, Leo Ernest Jones. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Dille Parish United Church of Christ Church in Potterville. A memorial service and celebration of his life will follow with Pastor Tom Burlington, officiating. Military honors will be accorded following the service. A luncheon and time of sharing will follow the service at the community hall. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Darling Cemetery. Flowers will be provided by the family and the family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the Dille Parish United Church of Christ, c/o Martha Young, 747 East St., LeRaysville, PA in loving memory of Carlton C. Jones. –Towanda Daily Review 8/31/2014

LYNN E. CHUBBUCK, 46, highly regarded resident of Potterville, Rome Twp. went home to be with the Lord January 11, 1995 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born July 17, 1948 in Towanda, he was a son of Edgar M. and Norma Bennett Chubbuck.  He was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School, class of 1966, a graduate of Penn State University, where he received his Master’s Degree.  While at Penn State he played the sousaphone in the University’s Blue Band.  Mr. Chubbuck was employed by Farm Credit for 24 years, and at the time of his death served as executive Loan Officer; attended the Assembly of God Church, Binghamton; member of the Towanda Rotary Club, and was Club Secretary.  He was an avid gardener, loved sports, was a devoted Christian who loved the Lord, his church, and family.  He was well-known throughout the county and possessed many friends.  Surviving are his wife of 28 years, Marie Rice Chubbuck, Rome; daughter and son-in-law, Terri and Greg Peck, Roseville; son, Daniel Chubbuck, Towanda; daughter Kelly Chubbuck, Rome; his parents; brother Marcus Chubbuck, New York City; sister and brother-in-law Susan and Raymond Bird, Vestal, NY; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Leland and Marjorie Rice, Orwell Hill, PA; two nephews and a niece; numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.  The funeral was held January 14 from the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, with the Rev. R. E. Piedmont, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Binghamton and the Rev. Steven Crabtree, pastor of the Dille Parish United Church of Christ of Potterville and LeRaysville, officiating.  Interment was in Darling Cemetery, Orwell Township.  Memorials may be directed to the Towanda Rotary Club, Wysox, PA or the American Heart Association, Sayre, PA in his memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

MARCUS GORDON CHUBBUCK, 61, of Rome, Pa. passed away on Monday, March 14, 2016 at home surrounded by his family. Marcus was born on April 20, 1954, in Waverly, N.Y., the son of Edgar M. Chubbuck and the late Norma Bennett Chubbuck. He attended the Northeast Bradford High School where he attended County, District and Regional bands through the years. He also accompanied school choruses and vocal and instrumental groups. He was a member of a number of clubs, e.g., the Sr. History Club, Photography Club, and Yearbook Staff. After graduation during the summer of 1972, before entering college he participated in a People to People sponsored music tour for several weeks in Iceland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Upon entering Penn State, he was accepted into the Penn State Marching Band and Concert Band. He received degrees in Piano Performance from the Pennsylvania State University and the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. While at Penn State, he was twice winner of the Music Department's concerto competition and played with the University Symphony Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. His teacher there was Steven H. Smith, and at the Manhattan School, Seymour Lipkin. Both were esteemed pedagogues and performers and their mentorship and musical influence has sustained him for his lifetime. After graduation from the Manhattan School he performed as a freelance pianist, vocal coach and accompanist. He then entered the business world for a 21-year career, culminating as Vice President in Investment Bank Human Resources. He retired and moved back to Pennsylvania in 2007, where he lived and prospered in retirement until a recent period of declining health. He was a lifelong member of the Dille Parish United Church of Christ in LeRaysville and Potterville, Pa., where he was Music Director in his teens prior to heading to college and in his retirement years served in the same capacity. In addition to his church activities, he continued fascination, love, and exploration of the piano. He also maintained a small piano-teaching class until recent months. In addition to devoting many hours a day practicing on the piano, he enjoyed many hours of gardening, traveling to Europe, Hawaii and many other states in the USA, reading and studying languages and volunteering in his church. He was preceded in death by his mother Norma in 2015, a brother Lynn, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Surviving are his father, Edgar Chubbuck at home; his sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Raymond Bird of Vestal, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Marie Chubbuck of Endicott, N.Y.; nieces and nephews, Captain Andrew Bird, Kyle Bird and Emily Bird, Terri (Greg) Peck, Daniel (Theresa) Chubbuck, Kelly (Chad) Benedict, Saraiha, Charity, Lynsey, Abby; and many cousins. The family would like to express their sincerest thanks to the staff of the Guthrie Clinic and Guthrie Hospice, and especially to nurse Sharon Cullen whose unerring love and care sustained us all through this difficult time. It was Marc's wish that there be no calling hours or memorial service. A graveside internment service at Darling Cemetery will be held at the family's convenience. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Dille Parish UCC, c/o Sharon Rockefeller, 903 Main St., LeRaysville, Pa., in loving memory of Marcus Chubbuck. The Cooley family is honored and privileged to be serving the Chubbuck family. –Towanda Daily Review 3/16/2016

CLARK –MILDRED EDSELL, 84, of Hernando, Fla., died June 5, 2004, at her home.  Born Feb. 11, 1920, in Philadelphia, to William and Mary Clark, she moved to Hernando from Towanda in 1980.  Mildred retired from Claverack Rural Electric after 20 years of service and then worked at Bradco Supply in North Towanda.  Mildred and her husband, Boyd, traveled extensively following the Pro Bowlers Tours, and had a love for the beaches of Florida and New Jersey.  Her survivors include: her loving husband of 52 years, Boyd M. Edsell of Hernando; a son, David Cropper of Bellview, Fla.; a daughter, Virginia Hendershot of Towanda; and eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, who were very special to her.  She had many relatives and friends in the Towanda area.  She was predeceased by her parents; an infant daughter; three infant brothers; two brothers, William Clark and Walter Clark; a sister, Edith May Clark; and a son-in-law, Gary B. Hendershot.  Funeral services were held in Florida.  Interment will be at a later date in the Darling Cemetery, Orwell Township.  Friends who wish may direct memorial contributions to Hospice of Citrus County, Inc., 3350 W. Audubon Park Path, Lecanto, Fla. in Mildred’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

JAMES L. CLINK - Softly in the morning you heard a gentle call, you took the hand God offered you and quietly left us all……James L. Clink, 76, of Warren Center, PA passed away unexpectedly on Thursday morning, October 15, 2015. Jim was born on May 8, 1939 in Sayre, PA a son of the late Howard and Anna (Kroll) Clink. He was a 1957 graduate of the Northeast Bradford High School and the Williamsport Technical School where he studied Aircraft and Engine Mechanics. Jim was a longtime Inspector for US Airways and retired in 1992 following 32 years of service. On April 18, 1959, he married Naomi Myers and together they shared 57 years of marriage. Jim was a member of the Community Independent Bible Church in Little Meadows; a long time member of the Masonic Lodge No. 471 F. & A.M., LeRaysville, and the NRA. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Jim was a devoted Christian who shared his love for the Lord by traveling on mission trips and for many years directed the Murphy’s Mission Camp in Murphy, California. Jim will be greatly missed by his wife Naomi; his son and daughter-in-law: Ricky and Joanie Clink of Fayetteville, GA; James H. Clink of Warren Center, Pa; Jeffrey K. Clink of Salisbury, MD and his daughter and son-in-law: Cynthia and Douglas Weidner, of Beaver Falls, Pa; his grandchildren: Christin Francona, Gabriel Weidner, Jared Weidner, Daniel Clink, Rachel Clink; six great-grandchildren: Drue, Parker, Quinn, Cole, Mya and Lilly. A brother Charles Clink of LaFayette, NJ; a sister and brother-in-law: Grace and William Strope of Zephyrhills, Fla; a sister-in-law: Janet B. Clink of Vestal; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Robert and Edna Schooley, Jan and Martha Gheen, Ernest and Conley Myers, Donald and Linda Myers, Kenneth and Rosalind Myers; several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Jim was predeceased by his parents Howard and Anna Clink; his brother Richard Clink; sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Pearl and Ernest Remaly. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Monday, October 19th from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Community Independent Bible Church, 879 Maple Street, Little Meadows, PA. A funeral service and celebration of Jim’s life will follow at 3 pm with Pastor Dale Anscheutz and Pastor David Nelson, officiating. Interment and Masonic services will be held on Tuesday, October 20th at 11 am in the Darling Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Community Independent Bible Church, c/o Pastor Dale Anscheutz, 863 Jones Rd., Warren Center, PA in loving memory of James L. Clink. –Towanda Daily Review 10/18/2015

COLE, May 30, 1931-The funeral of Doris Cole, the fourteen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Cole, who died at the Packer hospital, was held at the home near Allis Hollow on Tuesday with burial in the Darling cemetery. Submitted by Patty Shumway pshumway@epix.net

COLLINS –EVALEE ‘EVA’ HAM - It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn’t go alone, part of us went with you, the day God called you home…..Evalee Ham, 91, of Potterville, passed away Thursday evening, August 14, 2014 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Towanda Memorial Hospital. Eva was born on June 9, 1923 in New Milford, Pa a daughter of Alfred H. and Rose Pricilla (Barber) Collins. Eva enjoyed quilting, gardening and making crafts. She will be greatly missed by her children: Donna (Jim) Rook of Alabama; Dawn (Paul) Heckman, of Knoxville, TN; Peggy (Jerry) Ebel of Newfield, NY; Kathy (Bruce) Covert of Montour Falls, NY; Virginia (Eric) Thoman, of Rome, PA  Marvin (Susan) Goodwin of Binghamton, NY; Don (Maryellen) Goodwin of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; Allen (Wanda McNeal) Goodwin, of Rome, PA Dale (Jamie Gerhart) Ham of Rome, PA; Ronald (Jean) Stanton of Texas. Several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Eva was predeceased by her husbands Lowell Goodwin and William Ham; her children: Cindy Goodwin, James Goodwin, Sharon Marshall, Linda Lamphere, and Bonnie Campbell; siblings: Milo, Cora, Letha, Viola, Charles and Ella. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories on Wednesday, August 20th from 11am to 1pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of Eva’s life will follow at 1pm with Pastor James Donahoo, officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Darling Cemetery. A luncheon will follow the interment at the Potterville Hall. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to a charity of one’s choice in loving memory of Evalee Ham. –Towanda Daily Review 8/17/2014

Charles M. COLLINS, 76, of Potterville, PA, died on Monday afternoon, July 21, 2003.  He was born on March 18, 1927 in New Milford, PA, a son of the late Alfred and Rose (Barber) Collins.  Charles attended school in LeRaysville and following his education he entered into the U. S. Army.  For many years , Charles owned and operated Collins Logging in Potterville. Charlie is survived by his wife: Reva L. (Green) Collins; his sons; Charles A. Collins of Windham summit; Robert L. Collins of Potterville; Kevin A. collins and financee Virginia; his daughter Sandra and her husband Philip Jewitt of Rome, stepsons; Arvin "Sonny" and his wife Jean Dodge of Nichols; Ed and his wife Ginger Dodge of Owego, NY; Clifford Barber of Spencer, NY; Chester "Chet" and his wife Pamela Barber of Bedford, VA; a step daughter Andrea Barse of Afton, NY, his sisters; Eva Ham of Potterville and Ella Schnoover of S. New Berlin, NY, many, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews also survive. Charles was predeceased by his first wife Iva Collins; his common law wife Marion (Mary) G. Dodge Collins; his son Larry Collins and his fiancee Linda Housen; a brother Milo, sisters Cora and Viola. Funeral services and a celebration of Charlie's life will be held on Thursday July 24, at 11 a.m. at the Stufin Funeral Chapel 273 S. Main St. Nichols, NY. with the Pastor Kenneth Crain, officiating.  Interment will be in the Darling Cemetery, Orwell Twp., PA.  The family will recieve their friends this evening, Wednesday July 23, from 6-9 p.m. at the Stufin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St. Nichols.

CONKLIN –MARY LOUISE JONES - In memory of Mary Louise Jones who was born on June 13, 1937 and passed away May 21, 2014. Mary was a wonderful wife and a loving mother. She is terribly missed and will be missed until we meet again. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Place of interment: Darling Cemetery in Orwell Township, Pa. Mary was a member of Hemet Valley Baptist Church in Hemet, Calif. Mary is survived by her husband, Don of Hemet, Calif.; son, Daniel and wife Cheryl of Broomfield, Colo.; son, David and wife Jody of Morrison, Colo.; daughter, Joleen and husband Dave Norris of Murrieta, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Dannielle, April, Christopher, Cody, Bailey, Arianna and Mason; sisters, Mercedes Strope, Lena Pendelton and husband Carl; one sister-in-law, Elizabeth Conklin, all of Pa.; mother-in-law Josephine Jones of Rock Stream, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Barbara Brown of Watkins Glen N.Y; sister-in-law, Yvonne Franklin and husband Charles of Palmyra, N.Y. She is also survived by 11 nieces and nephews and one precious great-grandson, Drake of Colo. She was preceded in death by brother, Veris Conklin; brothers-in-law, Pete Strope and Ken Brown; and first granddaughter, Nichole; and father-in-law, Roy Jones. John 1, 2, 3 and 6: 1) Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in me. 2) In my Father's house are many mansions; If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3) I will come again and receive you to myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 6) I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (N.K.J.V.) –Towanda Daily Review 6/5/2014

CONKLIN –NELLIE ALLIS, 90, formerly of Potterville and Pine City, Pa. died suddenly Wednesday evening, Dec. 18, 1981, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile-truck accident in Tioga, Pa. that also claimed the lives of her nephew and his wife, Rev. Charles and Joanna Jones, and their daughter, Rebecca.  Mrs. Allis was born in Potterville, Orwell Twp., on Sept. 14, 1891, the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Maynard Conklin.  She was the widow of Gay Chaffee and Ira Allis.  While a resident in Potterville, she was active in the Potterville Ladies Aid.  Prior to September, she had made her home with the late Grace Frances Hayes.  This September, she established her residence with her nephew in Tioga.  She was a member of the Warren Center Baptist Church.  Mrs. Allis is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Reese (Marion) Kiefer of Wysox RD 2 and Mrs. Mabel Horton of Rome RD 1; a stepson, Ivan Allis of Pine City, Pa.; two step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.  Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  Funeral and committal services will be held from the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 82 Main St., Nichols, N.Y., on Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Raymond Purdy, pastor of the Warren Center Baptist Church officiating.  Burial will follow in the family plot in the Darling Cemetery, Orwell Twp., Pa.  Family will receive their friends Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel.  –Towanda Daily Review.


Cook and Darling obits sent in by Kathy MANCHESTER Jones -

Daily Review – 7 Mar 1928
 POTTERVILLE WOMAN IS DEAD
 Miss Annette COOK  Passes Away at Washington, D.C.; Funeral Thursday
 Wells Hollow, March 6 – Miss Annette Cook of Potterville died Monday, March 5, at the home of W.L. Corbin in Washington, D.C., where she had gone to visit her sister, Mrs. Delette Corbin.  Miss Cook suffered a stroke Friday, passing away three days later.  She was 75 years of age.  Besides Mrs. Corbin, the deceased is survived by one other sister, Mrs. Fanny Carey of Atlantic City, N.J., and several nieces and nephews.  The body will be brought to Potterville and funeral services held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock in the Potterville church with burial in the Darling Cemetery.

Bradford Star – 21 Jun 1917
 Avery C. COOK, a prominent and most highly esteemed citizen of Potterville, died June 16, aged 76 years.  His wife and four daughters survive.  Funeral services were held Monday with interment in Darling Cemetery.

Bradford Star – 25 October 1900
Cyrus COOK died at his home in Orwell Township, Oct. 22.  He was the son of Joel Cook, who emigrated from Connecticut to Orwell in 1810, and was born Feb. 16, 1818.  Mr. Cook was educated at the LeRaysville academy and Lafayette college.  He taught School several years and later engaged in lumbering and farming.  He held various local offices of responsibility and trust.  Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock, with interment at Potterville.  (Darling Cemetery)

 

Joel COOK, a native of Connecticut, was a true patriot of the Revolution, enlisting in 1776 and serving three years. His father took his place in the army for a short time, at his own request, was taken sick and died; and, notwithstanding this event, the son returned to the army and claimed his place and again answered to the name of Joel Cook, served his time out and got an honorable discharge. Among other engagements he participated in the siege of Mud Island and the battle of Germantown. The following circumstance during his service is related: "While the division of the army to which he belonged lay at Valley Forge, he was taken sick, being cared for by an Indian. The doctor gave up his case as hopeless and left him for the night. His Indian nurse went up to his chamber and went to sleep. In the night his thirst became almost unendurable and he was unable to awaken the Indian. He remembered he had a four-ounce bottle of liquid camphor, which, with much difficulty, he managed to get from his knapsack, only intending to wet his lips, but soon found he had taken it all, and very soon was in the highest state of perspiration, which, instead of proving the means of his death, saved his life. The doctor said in the morning that the fever was entirely gone but wondered that the dose of camphor had not killed him." Mr. Cook married Dinah Dunbar of Wallingford, Conn. They had four sons and six daughters. Huldah married Truman Johnson, an Orwell pioneer. In 1814 Mr. Cook came to Orwell with his son, Uri, and lived until his death, September 6, 1836 at the age of 90 years and 32 days. His remains rest in the Darling cemetery.

Bradford Star – 23 Aug 1917
Oliver E. COOK died August 16 at his home near Potterville, Aged 72 years.  He was a son of Cyrus and Caroline Cook and had always resided in the locality.  His wife, one son and three daughters survive.  (Darling Cemetery)

1913 - Source unknown
Word was received here of the accidental death of Paul COOK at St. Paul, Minn., on September 8, 1913, while on his way east to visit parents.  He was killed by a train in the railroad yard at St. Paul.  He was a son of Mr. And Mrs.Reed J. Cook of this place and was in his twenty-fourth year.  After finishing his High School Course at Orwell he went west and later took up a claim in Saskatchawan, Canada.  He leaves a father, mother, two brothers and two sisters.  Robert of Wysox, Tyler at home, Mrs. Dana Sink of North Orwell and Leora at home.  The funeral service was held at the church here on Tuesday of this week at one o’clock p.m.  (Darling Cemetery)

Bradford Star – 15 Aug 1907
Dr. Philip B. COOK died Aug. 18 at his home in LeRaysville, after an illness of some weeks of paralysis, in his 76th year.  He was born Jan.17, 1832, at Potterville, graduated from Princeton University in 1858 and from the Theological Seminary in 1860.  After preaching four years, he entered the Miami Medical School, and upon his graduation practiced at Kingston for ten years.  In the meantime, he served sometime in the Civil War.  Since 1885 he had practiced his profession at LeRaysville, and was one of the best known and most successful practitioners in the county.  Dr. Cook was a man of high character, and greatly beloved by a wide circle of friends.  Besides his second wife, one son and three daughters survive him.  Funeral services today, with interment at Orwell.  (Darling Cemetery)

 

COOK Ralph W. Cook

88, of Campville, NY, died peacefully into the arms of his loving Lord surrounded by his family, Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at the NYS Veterans' Home in Oxford, NY. Ralph was born November 7, 1923 in Orwell, PA. He served our nation during WWII on the USS Intrepid, as one of the ship's cooks. His off duty station was as a gunner and he served during one of the kamikaze attacks on that ship. Ralph was a charter member of the Campville Fire Department and an active member of the Owego VFW Post #1371. He retired from IBM in Owego and was a member of the IBM Quarter Century Club. Ralph excelled at many sports: baseball, bowling, snowmobiling, horseshoeing, and his favorite, golfing. For a number of years, he and friends made a yearly golfing trip to Myrtle Beach and he played at just about every local course. He once had a hole in one at the Genegantslet Golf Club. In his younger years, Ralph played baseball on various local town teams and was credited with being quite a good ambidextrous pitcher. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and all things outdoors. He especially loved camping with his family and good friends at Golden Beach on Raquette Lake in the Adirondacks for over 50 years. We know Ralph will be remembered for his love of people. To say Ralph made friends easily is an understatement and he touched many lives. He loved to spend time with people whether it was at a family reunion, around an Adirondack camp fire, or sitting on the front porch. But most of all, Ralph loved his family; his one and only wife of 67 years, Vivian R. Cook; sons and daughter-in-law, Karl Cook (Predeceased); Christopher R. and Paula Cook; daughter, Kate (Cook) McCain; grandchildren and great grandchildren, Brent and Beth Fishchthal and their children, Allison and Grant, Kevin and Connie Fischthal, and their children, Aden and Juliette. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February, 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, 15 Park St., Owego. Military Honors will be accorded by the VFW Post #1371 Honor Guard. Burial will follow in the Darling Cemetery, Rome, PA. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 12:00 Noon to 1:45 prior to the services at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ralph Cook's memory to the VFW Post #1371 or the Campville Fire Department.

 

CORBIN George G. Corbin

71, of Wysox RD 2, formerly of Potterville, died unexpectedly at his home Friday afternoon.  Mr. Corbin was born in Pottervill on Dec. 17, 1909, a son of the late DeWitt and Flora ALLYN Corbin.  He attended Orwell Hill and Towanda schools.  After graduating from Towanda, he took a course in accounting at Meekers Business Institute at Elmira, NY.  With the help of his family he operated his general store in Potterville and was employed at the Ingersoll-Rand plant in Athens where he retired in 1972 after 25 years of service.  Mr. Corbin was a member of the Roman Lodge NO. 418 F and AM of Rome and the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 1490 of Waverly; Sayre Sportsman Club; the National Rifle Association; and the I-R International Machinist Union No. 1064.  Mr. Corbin was associated with the Ramson Agency from 1939 to 1972 and was an avid hunter and fisherman.  Survived by his wife Mrs. Geraldine (LENOX DIMON) Corbin of Wysox RD 2; his sons, George Dana of Boca Raton, FL and Gerald Grant of Sayre; a daughter, Mrs. Ira (Christine) Thetga of Potterville; a daughter, Lila BOWEN preceaded her father in death; two stepsons, James Dimon of  Wysox RD 2 and Richard Dimon of Wellsburg, NY; a stepdaughter , Mrs. John (Alice) Watson of Milan; a brother, Percy Corbin of Sayre; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and cousins.  Funeral services will be held at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel in Nichols, NY Monday at 2 p.m.  Burail will take place in Darling Cemetery, Orwell Township.  Family will receive friends Sunday evening 7-9 p.m. at the funeral chapel where the Roman Lodge will conduct ritualistic services at 8:30 p.m.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review June 1981. 

 

CORBIN    The funeral for Newell Corbin will be held at the home in Potterville Jan 18, 1945 as first announced.  Burial will be in the Darling Cemetery.  Daily Review 1/14/1945. Submitted by Reva Howard Wagner.

 

CRAGLE –CAREN L. PHILIPPI, 48, of RR 1, Rome, Pa., entered eternity to be with Jesus Tuesday morning, Dec. 20, 2005, at the Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.  Born May 2, 1957, in Towanda, Pa., she was the daughter of Robert E. Cragle and Iola Karpauitz Cragle.  Caren was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School, Class of 1975. After graduating from high school, she attended the Guthrie Surgical Technician School in Sayre, Pa., and following graduation was employed by Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  On May 2, 1983, she married James H. Philippi. Caren was late reemployed by Osram-Sylvania in Towanda for 25 years until declining health no longer permitted her to continue.  She was a member of the Rome Presbyterian Church and enjoyed being a part of her small group. Caren was also a member of the Northeast Bradford VFW Post No. 6824 Ladies Auxiliary and formerly served as vice president and secretary of the Northeast Bradford Area Little League. Caren loved spending time with her family.  She was an avid supporter of Northeast Bradford High School sports and was an avid New York Yankees fan.  Surviving are her loving and devoted husband, James H. Philippi, at home; her parents, Robert E. and Iola K. Cragle of Rome RR 1; a daughter, Lacey M. Philippi and her fiancé, Dustin, at home; a son, James R. :Jamie: Philippi, at home; stepdaughters, Christina L. and her fiancé, Hercules, of Towanda; grandchildren, Brandon and Cearra McLinko, Dayton and Macaria Benjamin, and Kaden Watson; a brother, Curtis E. Cragle and his wife, Yvonne, of Rome; her mother-in-law, Joyce Marie of Rochester, N.Y.; her father-in-law, Henry “Zeke” Philippi of State College, Pa.; several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; many special friends, and her special canine friend, Boomer.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, at the Rome Presbyterian Church, in Rome, with the Rev. Karen Ballard, pastor, officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Darling Cemetery, Orwell Township, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Rome Presbyterian Church Library Fund, P.O. Box 189, Rome, Pa. in Caren L. Philippi’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

 

CRAGLE - Verna Cragle Russell.  Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean, we will miss you until we meet again....Our hearts were saddened on Tuesday evening, April 7, 2009, as our loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend Verna Cragle Russell, 87, of Orwell Hill, Pa., went to her heavenly home.  Verna was born on Sept. 13, 1921, in Orwell Township, one of 10 children of Robert and Liva (Kocher) Cragle. She attended school in Orwell and graduated in 1940.  On May 19, 1940, she married John Malcom Russell and together they shared nearly 69 years of marriage.  Verna was devoted to her family, was an avid hunter and always shared with friends and neighbors the bounty from her garden.  Verna is survived by her husband, John "Mac" Russell; her daughter and son-in-law: Loretta Ann and Donald Ammerman of Orange Hill; her daughter: Linda Lee Russell of Orwell, Pa.; her sons and daughters-in-law, John Blaine "JB" and Judy Russell of Orwell, Dewey Mack and Carolyn Russell of Rome Township; a brother, Robert and his wife, Iola Cragle, of Rome; a sister, Grace and her husband, Bob Kunkle, of Brooksville, Fla.; her grandchildren, Lisa (Chip) Tobbe, Kenneth Ammerman, Judy Ammerman, Teah Allen, Maria Fuller, Brandy Russell, Cory (Stacey) Russell, Aaron Russell and Sabrina Russell; step-grandchildren, Shelley (Rodney) Ford, Brenda (Matthew) Walters, Trevor Briggs and Wendy (Robert) Base; seven great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one step-great-great-granddaughter; and many nieces, nephews and their families.  Verna was predeceased by her parents and seven brothers and sisters, Lena Bolton; Anna Groover; Alice Doughty; Arena Snedeker; and Ralph, Ross and Anthony Cragle.  Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of a life well lived for Verna at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, with the Rev. Richard Vieldhouse officiating. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.  Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Darling Cemetery, c/o Mrs. Janice Hicks, RR 1, Box 212 M, Rome, PA 18837, in loving memory of Verna Cragle Russell.  Submitted by Reva Wagner from the Daily Reviw  09 April, 2009

 

CRANMER Mack Albert Cranmer Jr.

50, of Athens Township, Pa., died Wednesday morning, Oct. 2, 2013, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Mack was born in Towanda, Pa., on May 24, 1963, the son of Mack Albert Cranmer Sr. and Linda Lee Yates Cranmer. He was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School class of 1982. Mack was formerly employed by the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Township and by the Taylor Packing Company in Wyalusing, Pa. Mack enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and bowling and was a NASCAR fan. Surviving are his brothers and sisters-in-law, Timothy and Michele Cranmer of Wyalusing, Shawn and Lore Cranmer of Athens Township; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins .He was preceded in death by his parents, Mack Albert Cranmer Sr. and Linda Lee Yates Cranmer on June 8, 2012; and by a brother, Edward S. Cranmer on Oct. 1, 2006.The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Darling Cemetery, Orwell Township, Pa. Towanda Daily Review – October 3, 2013

 

1923 – source unknown
 Augusta DARLING Cook
Augusta Cook, wife of the late Avery C. Cook, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wayne Rogers near LeRaysville on December 22, 1923, at the age of eighty years and four months.  She is survived by the following children:  Mrs. Henry  Meyer of East Orange, N.J., Mrs. Andrew Manchester of Warrenham, Mrs. E.D. Manchester of Potterville and Mrs. Wayne Rogers, besides several grandchildren and great grandchildren, also one sister, Mrs. Ella Cowles of Orwell, and a brother, Frank H. Darling of Hartford, Conn.  Funeral services were held from the Rogers home, Monday.  Interment in the Darling Cemetery.

Bradford Star – 23 Aug 1917
 Hollis DARLING of Potterville died August 16 at Burlington, aged 75 years.  He is survived by two daughters.  Interment in Darling Cemetery, Orwell.

Source unknown – 1888
 POTTERVILLE – Grace DARLING, aged fifteen years, died Sunday morning, the 16th instant.  Funeral services were held at the church on Tuesday the 18th, at two o’clock, conducted by Rev. Mr. Jones of Neath.  She was the daughter of W.H. and Mary Darling. (Darling Cemetery)

Source unknown – 7 Feb 1922
 OLD POTTERVILLE RESIDENT DIES
 Sarah Ordelia Darling Remembered the First Log House in the Vicinity
 Sarah Ordelia DARLING, widow of Aaron Gaylord Frisbie of Orwell, died at the home of her daughter, Kate Frisbie Ross, at Potterville, Tuesday morning.  She was born April 25, 1827, being one of the oldest residents of Eastern Bradford.  She remembered Potterville when the first log house was still standing by the spring back of where the church now stands.  The following sons and daughters survive:  W. Eaton Frisbie of Orwell, Stewart G. and Levi A. Frisbie of Elmira, N.Y., Mrs. Hiram E. Bull of Towanda, Mrs. Charles Werkheiser of Nichols, N.Y., and Mrs. E.S. Ross of Potterville.  Funeral services will be held from the Ross home in Potterville Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock.  Burial will be in the Darling Cemetery.

DERSTINE
Darling Cemetery Orwell Twp Bradford County
Daily Review November 1, 2006
Doris D. (Derstine) Histand, 76, of RR#1, Rome Township, Ulster, Pa died on Monday, October 30, 2006 at the Robert Packer Hospital, in Sayre, Pa following a brief battle with cancer. Doris was born on September 29, 1930 in Doylestown, Pa a daughter of the late Willis T. and Mildred A. (Shelley) Derstine. On April 28, 1951 she married Arthur H. Histand. He preceded her in death on September 23, 1978. Doris and her late husband moved to Bradford County in 1957 where they owned and operated a dairy farm for nine years. Then they began a family farm and feed lot business which her sons presently operate—Histand's Farm and Home Service. Doris retired from her position as secretary in 2002, but continued to be an asset in the business until her move to her daughter's home in Ulster. Doris and her late husband, Pastor Arthur Histand established the Union Valley Mennonite Church where she actively participated in the annual Vacation Bible School and weekly Sunday services. At the time of her passing, she was a member there and was appreciated by many as an "adopted" grandma. Doris found pleasure in the simple things of life as her flower beds and spending time with her family and friends. Doris is survived by her daughter and sons-in-law Karen and Caleb Hess, Sue and Richard Kauffman, Becky and Melvin Weaver all of Ulster, Rachel and Lester Hess of Andover, N.Y., her sons and daughters-in-law: Gerald and Donna Histand; John and Diane Histand, Jim and Sherry Histand all of Potterville; Joel and Marlene Histand of Harrisonburg, Va; twenty-nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren; ten brothers and sisters, numerous nieces and nephews also survive. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held on Thursday, November 2nd at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols from 1-3 and 7-9 pm. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 3rd at 10 am at the Union Valley Mennonite Church, Battle Creek Rd, Rome, Pa. Committal services will follow in the Darling Cemetery.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Christian Aid Ministries, PO Box 360, Berlin, Ohio 44610~a Christian organization to which Doris contributed~Doris enjoyed supporting 10 Haitian children and a Romanian family, through this organization that distributes material goods to needy people around the world. Or to the Union Valley Christian School c/o Union Valley Mennonite Church, RD#1, Box 350, Ulster, Pa 18851 in loving memory of Doris D. Histand.  Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

EDSELL - Boyd M. "Bus" Edsell 89, formerly of North Towanda, Pa. and Hernando, Fla., died Monday evening July 7, 2008 at the Skilled Nursing of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  "Bus" as he was fondly known by his family and many friends, was born March 28, 1919 in Potterville, Pa. the son of Leo and Bernice Manchester Edsell. He attended school in LeRaysville, Pa. and was a graduate of Orwell High School. In earlier years, Bus played county league baseball for the Lawton and Towanda teams and later played semi-pro baseball for the Burlington Bears. On Nov. 2, 1952 he married the former Mildred Clark in Towanda, Pa. Bus was employed by the Patterson Screen Company which later became E.I. DuPont in Towanda for over 38 years until his retirement. Following their retirement, Bus and Mildred moved to Toms River, N.J. where they made their home for 3 years and later moved to Hernando, Fla. where they resided for 28 years. Boyd and Mildred traveled extensively following the Pro-Bowlers Tours and had a love for the beaches of New Jersey and Florida. The couple also enjoyed Country and Western Music and enjoyed attending the Orange Blossom Opry in Weirsdale, Florida. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years on June 5, 2004. He is survived by: His daughter and son-in-law, Kaye and William Ferguson of Richmond, Va., step-son, David Cropper of Belleview, Fla., several grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, brother and sister-in-law, Kent and Cathy Edsell of Windham, Pa., a very special niece who was raised by Boyd and Mildred "as their daughter," Virginia Hendershot of Towanda, Pa., a special nephew and his wife, Avery and Jo Ann Moore of Sayre, Pa. and Hernando, Florida, sisters-in-law, Marletta Edsell of North Orwell, Pa., Joan Edsell of Orwell Twp., Pa. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by; his son, Craig Brigam, daughter, Karen Ripic, brothers, Andrew "Bryce" Edsell and Moyle Edsell, sisters and brothers-in-law, Alyce and Claude Moore, Leola and Charles Cafferty, Marjorie and Lloyd Hicks.  Funeral services will be private. There are no calling hours.  Interment will be in the Darling Cemetery, Orwell Twp., Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Darling Cemetery Association, in care of Janice Hicks, RR1 Box 212 M, Rome, Pa. 18837 in Boyd M. Edsell's memory.  The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. is assisting Boyd's family with arrangements.  Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  Daily Review on 7/9/2008

KENT E. EDSELL - Softly in the morning, you heard a gentle call, you took the hand God offered you and quietly left us all….Kent E. Edsell, 85, of Windham, PA passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, January 26, 2017 at the Robert Packer Hospital following a brief period of declining health. Kent was born on October 22, 1931 in Potterville, PA a son of the late Leo and Bernice (Manchester) Edsell. He was a graduate of LeRaysville High School class of 1950 where he played basketball and baseball. On April 4, 1952 he entered into the US Marines and proudly served his country during the Korean War. On August 18, 1956 he married Catherine Riley and together they have shared sixty years of marriage. Kent was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 6824 of Potterville, PA where he served as Past Commander. He was an avid baseball player and shared his love of baseball by giving each of his grandchildren and great grandchildren a baseball. A true New York Yankee fan, Kent enjoyed watching them play and would jokingly kid around with the Boston Fans. He loved to go hunting and occasionally fished with his family. He also enjoyed family card playing nights, a game of horseshoes and in later years farkle. Although his greatest pleasure was being surrounded by his family and spending time at Haighs Pond. Kent will be greatly missed by his wife of 60 years Catherine Edsell; his children and their spouses: Larry and Ernistine “Tina” Edsell of Rome, PA; Barbara Jayne of Tunkhannock, PA; Kevin Edsell of Rome, PA; Andrew and Teresa Edsell of Rome, PA; Theresa and Edward Krymowski of Binghamton, NY; Joel and Kelly Edsell of Rome, PA; his grandchildren: PJ and Kristi Burroughs, Tabby and Josh Decker, Emily Edsell; Brian and Stacey Jayne, Stacie Jayne; Chandra Jayne, Brandon and Kim Edsell, Brittany and Andrew Rought, Kent Krymowski, Kyle Krymowski, Morgan and Matthew Lawrence, Drew Edsell and Kamryn Edsell; his great grandchildren: Michael and Ivy Jayne, Cheyanne Jayne, Aubree Bartholomew, Irys and Alethea Burrows, Shantilly and Isabel Decker; Nolan and Irisa Edsell and Dason Lawrence; his sister-in-law: Joan Edsell of Herrickville, PA; sister-in-law Mary Riley of CA; Patricia Hutchinson of Cadis, Pa; brother-in-law: John “Jack” Riley of Endicott, NY; Michael Riley of Binghamton, NY; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Dorothy and Barry Angel of Triangle, NY; Tom and June Riley of VA; Barbara and Daniel Boland of SC; Ann and Terry Silvernail of Endicott, NY; Jane and Keith Nichols of Owego, NY; numerous nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Kent was welcomed into heaven by his parents Leo and Bernice Edsell; his siblings: Alice (Claude) Moore, Bernice “Leola” (Charles) Cafferty, Marjorie (Lloyd) Hicks, Boyd “Bus” (Mildred) Edsell; Andrew Bryce (Stella) (Marletta) Edsell; Moyle Edsell; his son-in-law: Alvin Jayne; grandson Joey Jayne; his mother-in-law and father-in-law: Catherine & Vincent Riley; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Agnes and James Neville, Joe and Betty Riley, Roy Hutchinson; Joan Riley. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 4-7 pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A funeral service and celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, February 1st at 11 am at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel. Due to the weather, military honors will be accorded at the funeral chapel. Interment will be held in the Darling Cemetery. Following the services a luncheon and time of sharing will be held at the VFW Post 6824. Flowers will be provided by the family and memorial contributions may be directed to the VFW Post 6824 Axillary Cancer Fund c/o Donna Brink, 757 Tabernacle Rd., LeRaysville, PA or the Windham Fire Dept. 39158 Route 187, Rome, PA in loving memory of Kent E. Edsell. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

ELLSWORTH, Caroline - Bradford Star – 25 Jun 1903
Mrs. Cyrus Cook died at her home in Potterville June 12, after a long illness, aged 83 years.  Four sons survive her.  (Darling Cemetery) Neither her first or last names mentioned in obit. Thanks to Richard Smith for telling us her real name May 2005.- [Cyrus Cook, b. 16 Feb 1818 in PA and died Oct. 22, 1900 in Orwell Twp. (father was Joel Cook).  He married Caroline Ellsworth, b. 1821 in PA and died June 12, 1903 in Orwell Twp.  Their children were:
Avery Christopher Cook, b. 21 May 1841 – died 16 June 1919 and married to Theresa Augusta J. Darling (Darling Cemetery)
Joel Cook, b. 1842
Oliver Cook, b. 1845 – died 16 Aug 1917
Emma Cook, 1849
Ralph Cook, 1856]


 

FREEMAN Jerry R. Freeman

77, of Pike Township (Route 467), LeRaysville, Pa., died on Friday evening, Sept. 9, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital following a period of declining health.  Jerry was born on June 7, 1934 in Luzerne, County, Pa., a son of the late Wilford and Alice (Kocher) Freeman. On Aug. 20, 1955, he married Arlene Wolfe and together they have shared 56 wonderful years. Jerry was a long time employee of DuPont and retired following 17 years of service. Prior to his work at DuPont, Jerry worked at Canada Dry Bottling Company and on the Jasper Hutchinson Farm in LeRaysville. Jerry enjoyed being surrounded by mother nature, whether it be working in his garden, mowing his lawn or taking a walk. He treasured the time spent with his family and always enjoyed visiting with others.  Jerry is survived by his loving and devoted wife Arlene Freeman; his daughters and son-in-law Donna and William "Bill" McMurdy, Nancy Spooner all of Ocala, Fla; his brother and sister-in-law Freas and Bernice Freeman of Chemung; sister-in-law Wilma Freeman of Sayre, Pa; grandchildren Melinda (Robert) Gilmore, Daniel Brown, Andrew Mitchell, Matthew Mitchell, Phillip Mitchell, Cara Mitchell; four great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Jerry was predeceased by his parents Wilford and Alice Freeman; siblings Thomas Freeman, Ernest Freeman, Wilford (Sarah Jane) Freeman, Joan (Donald) Hunsinger. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011 at the South Warren Community Church, with pastor Larry Pelton and Pastor George Jatko, officiating. Memories and condolences may also be shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com. A private family service will follow visitation. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Darling Cemetery. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y.    Towanda Daily Review – September 11, 2011

  

WARREN R. FRISBIE – At Orwell, Sept. 6, 1865 of Fever aged 34 years and 5 days.  –Bradford Reporter 10/5/1865

Northern Christian Advocate - October 3, 1889
FROST - Mary C. HINE, daughter of Aaron and Mary CRAW FROST, was born at Wilbraham, Hampden County, Massachusetts, May 13, 1808, and died at the residence of her daughter, Sabrina (Mrs. Joseph HINES), Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, August 10, 1889, in the 82nd year of her age.  She was married with Henry W. HINE (deceased) September 29, 1830.  To them were born seven children, four of whom, two sons and two daughters, survive her.  She was converted when sixteen years of age and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which she has been a faithful and devoted member for more than sixty years.  Of her the high testimony can be borne that she was in closest sympathy with the church, a constant reader of the Bible, which was to her indeed the word of life.  She bore her last sickness, which was accompanied with much suffering, with Christian patience and resignation, and peacefully entered into rest.  She and her husband are buried at Darling Cemetery, Orwell Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Rev. George A. PLACE.  Submitted by:  Mary Jane Haight-Eckert   mjhaighte@aol.com

JOHN CHARLES GEORGE, 66, of Rome, Pa., Orwell Township, passed away Friday morning, Dec. 12, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. John was born in Mountville, Pa. on Aug. 9, 1948, the son of Charles G. George and Helen Kissling George. He was a graduate of Hempfield High School, Mountville, Pa. with the class of 1966 and Delaware Valley College in 1970 where he received his degree in Agronomy. On Aug. 15, 1970 he married Donna Seibert in Columbia, Pa. During his college years, John served as a trainee with the Soil Conservation Service. Following completion of his college education John went to work for the Natural Resource Conservation Service (formerly the Soil Conservation Service) and remained there for 41 years until his retirement in 2008 as District Conservationist. Following retirement, John and Donna traveled extensively to foreign countries. In earlier years, John enjoyed riding his bicycle, bowling and hunting. He is survived by his wife, Donna; sons, Jason C. George and Christopher D. George both of Rome; brother, James S. George of Pennsylvania; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jacques George. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Interment will be private in the Darling Cemetery, Orwell Township, Pa. Flowers are respectfully declined and in lieu, the family requests that contributions be directed to the Wysox Creek Watershed Association, in care of Joe Quatrini, Stoll Natural Resource Center, 200 Lake Rd., Towanda, PA in John's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 12/16/2014

Burt A. GOODENOW
Burt A. Goodenow, 77, of Potterville died at Burlington on Sunday evening, Nov. 25.  He is survived by two brothers, Charles of Long Island and Thomas of Towanda; two nieces, Mrs. Catherine Cron of Towanda and Mrs. Hickey of Warren Center; Three nephews, Junior Goodenow of Dushore, Dick of Towanda and Connie of Elmira.  The body is at the Pinnock Funeral Home, LeRaysville, where friends may call at any time.  Funeral services will be held there Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. R.A. Merrifield will officiate and interment will be in the Potterville cemetery. (Darling cemetery)

GOODENOW   Thomas J. Goodenow, 67, died at the home of his son Richard in Towanda.  The body is at the Pinnock Funeral Home in LeRaysville where friends may call anytime and where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.pm.  Burial in the Darling cemetery.  John S. Pinnock, funeral director, LeRaysville, PA.  Submitted by Reva Wagner.  January 6, 1961, Towanda Daily Review. The Daily Review – Nov 1956]

GOODENOW - Thomas J. Goodenow Jr., 85, a resident of the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa., diedon Saturday, June 6, 2009, two days following his 85th birthday.  He was born on June 4, 1924, a son of Thomas Joseph and Lottie S. (STETSON) Goodenow. Affectionately known and remembered as "Jr.," by his family and friends, he was employed by Wysox Township as a highway maintenance employee. Jr. enjoyed trucking with his son and seeing the United States countryside.  He is survived by his children, William Goodenow, Tom Goodenow, Mike Goodenow, Mary Jo Benjamin and Thomas Goodenow; a special grandson and caregiver, David Benjamin and family; several stepchildren; a sister, Kate O'Connor; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Jr. was predeceased by his parents, Thomas J. and Lottie Goodenow, and brothers, Dick and Connie.  Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at noon on Wednesday, June 10, at the Darling Cemetery.   Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting our Web site www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y.  RHW 07 June 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

GORHAM –FRANCES M. GORHAM ROOF, 93, of 40 Bonin Rd., Rome, Pa., Orwell Twp., passed away peacefully Monday afternoon, May 25, 2015 at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.Frances was born in Orwell Township, Pa., the daughter of Claude S. Gorham and Ora Manchester Gorham. She attended the Orwell School and was a graduate of LeRaysville High School. On May 6, 1949 Frances married Levi W. Roof in Sayre, Pa. In early years Frances was employed by the S.F. Williams Garage in LeRaysville, Pa. and later served as Earned Income Tax Collector for Northeast Bradford and as a Notary Public for many years. She was a member of the Orwell Bible Church where she taught Sunday school, Vacation Bible School and served as church pianist and organist for over 50 years. Frances actively served the Northeast Agriculture and Home Economics 4H Club and as Secretary-Treasurer of the LeRaysville Cemetery Association for many years. Of greatest importance was her loving devotion and nurturing in raising her beloved family. Frances was much loved and fondly referred to by many as "Grandma." She enjoyed crocheting, tatting, knitting, reading, working crossword and jigsaw puzzles, nature and bird watching. Surviving are her children, Edwin (Kay) Roof of Texas, Cynthia Russell of Orwell Hill, Levetta Comstock of Orwell Hill, Sandra Roof of Towanda, Juanita (Eugene) Campbell of LeRaysville, Belinda (Scott) Williams of Waverly, N.Y.; 20 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; nieces, Erdine Moore and husband Carl of Towanda, Mary Lee McDowell and husband Raymond of Calabash, N.C.; and several additional nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Levi W. Roof on March 20, 2012; daughter, Ruth Roof White on Feb. 12, 2014; infant son, Roy Duane Runyon in 1940; mother, Ora Manchester Gorham on May 17, 1996; father, Claude S. Gorham on March 11, 1966; sister, Florence Erdine Belcher on Feb. 6, 2009 and brother-in-law, George W. Belcher on Oct. 6, 1982.The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Richard Vieldhouse of the Orwell Bible Church officiating. Interment will be in the Darling Cemetery, Orwell Twp., Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Saturday afternoon at the funeral home. Contributions may be directed to the Orwell Bible Church, 1749 Orwell Hill Rd., Rome, PA, the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, in care of James W. Seipler, Secretary-Treasurer, 606 Ridge Rd., Rome, PA or to the Abuse and Rape Crisis Center, P.O. Box 186, Towanda, PA in Frances M. Gorham Roof's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 5/27/2015

WILLIAM C. HAM
William C. Ham, 68, of Rome RD 1, Potterville, died May 10, 1992. He was born on January 16, 1925 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Clarence and Lena (Keck) Ham. Mr. Ham is survived by his wife Eva, at home; one son and daughter-in-law; ten stepchildren and their spouses including Don and Mary Goodwin of Columbia Cross Roads; three sisters; 46 grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 13 (11 am) at the Sutfin Memorial Chapel in Nichols, NY with Pastor Eugene B. (Pete) Darling officiating and burial to be in Darliing cemetery, Orwell Township where full military honors will be accorded. Friends who wish may remember the HOPS Emergency Squad in Bill's memory. (TGR, Thursday, May 14, 1992)

 

NOAH LEE HOUGHTALING - Those we have held in our arms for a little while, we hold in our hearts forever…Noah Lee Houghtaling, our precious little angel, now resides with God. He quietly entered our lives on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 and left minutes following his birth. Noah was greeted into heaven by his grandparents, Raymond F. Willson and Dorothy and Leon Evans; his great aunt, Paula J. Gamble; his cousin, Aubree Nykole Camerlin; and close family friend, Marion Jones Keifer. He leaves behind his parents, Robert and Angela (Willson) Houghtaling of Rome, Pa.; his maternal grandparents, Tom and Margaret Willson of Rome, Pa.; his paternal grandparents, Helen and Robert Houghtaling of Rome, Pa.; maternal great-grandmother, Elnora Willson of LeRaysville; aunts and uncles, John and Cindy Ford, Laura Houghtaling Johnson, Joe Camerlin, Misty Houghtaling, and Faith and Kyle Bellinger; numerous cousins, among them, Madeleine and Colby Bellinger, Domenick Affatato, and Nickolas and Holly Houghtaling; and several great aunts and uncles. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, at the Orwell Bible Church, Orwell Hill, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the church, with Pastor Richard Vieldhouse, Pastor Dale Anschuetz, Pastor David Nelson and Dr. Rev. Garry Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Darling Cemetery. To help others, Noah's family would like you to consider a memorial contribution to the Endless Mountains Pregnancy Center - First Look Ultra Sound, 13 State St., Towanda, PA in loving memory of Noah Lee Houghtaling. The Cooley family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel is honored and privileged to serve Noah's family. –Towanda Daily Review 3/1/2016 

 

JIANA LEIGH HURST - No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it and only God knows why……Our hearts were broken on Wednesday, March 7th 2018 with the sudden and unexpected passing of our loving Jiana Leigh Hurst, 15, of Rome, Pa. Jiana was welcomed into our hearts on September 23, 2002 the daughter of Jeffrey L. and Jan E. (Martin) Hurst. She was currently in the 10th grade at the Union Valley Christian School and was a member of the Union Valley Mennonite Church. Jiana had a great zest for life, she had a great love for animals, enjoyed playing the piano and was a friend to all those she met. She will be greatly missed by her parents: Jeff and Jan Hurst, her siblings: Janissa Nicole Hurst, Jeffrey Austin Hurst, Joelle Danae Hurst, and Joshua Leonard Hurst; her maternal grandparents Leonard and Violet Martin of Myerstown, Pa; Paternal Grandparents Daniel and Mary Jane Hurst of Myerstown, Pa. Her aunts and uncles: Marlin and Lisa Zeist of Himrod, NY; John and Beth Sheaffer of Womelsdorf, Pa; Steve and Krista Esh of Lancaster, Pa; Mike and Becky Fox of Kinzers, Pa; Dan and Sarah Hurst of Lititz, Pa; Lisa Hurst of Myerstown, Pa; Lori Hurst of Myerstown, Pa; Larry and Dawn Stauffer of Bethel, Pa; Leon and Amanda Horst of Bethel, Pa; Daniel and Angie Snader of Myerstown, Pa; Joey and Michelle Hurst of Bethel; several great aunts and great uncles and twenty-four cousins. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Sunday, March 11th from 2 – 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A period of visitation will also be held on Monday, March 12 from 9 to 10 am at the Independent Bible Church, 109 Cherry St., Towanda, Pa. A funeral services and time of remembering the gift Jiana was to all of us will follow at 10 am with Pastors Bernell Burkholder, Sr., Bernell Burkholder, Jr., Melvin Weaver and Steve Groff, officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Darling Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Union Valley Mennonite Christian School, c/o Mr. Myron Histand, 1040 Gulf Road, Rome, Pa in loving memory of Jiana Leigh Hurst. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman


 

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Thomas J. Jones of Potterville, PA – (b. 2 Oct 1832, d. 13 Apr 1908)
Thomas was born in New York City on Oct. 2, 1832. He was reared in the traditional Welsh ways in the tiny village of Neath, which borders on the Bradford and Susquehanna County lines. He first married Olive Pratt on May 5, 1857. To this union was born Herbert, Almira, Warren, and Bertha. Olive died after giving birth to Bertha. These children were put out for adoption, with Warren adopted by Albert and Joanna Bowen Brainard of West Warren, PA. (Warren Brainard is Lyle Rockwell's great grandfather) 

Thomas then went to the Civil War as Private with CO. D, 1st Calvary, New York Regiment from Sep. 8, 1864 to June 8, 1865. Thomas was discharged at Camp Piatt, West VA. on June 8, 1865. His personal description was as follows: 5 ft 6 1/2 in., complexion dark, hair grey, and eyes blue. His birth date appears on his pension application. Thomas was disabled during the Civil War by rheumatism and disease of stomach, about April 1865 at Kanawha Valley, West VA. He states on his application for pension, dated August 26, 1889, that he contracted his disease from exposure while on picket duty. He still suffers from being lame in the right shoulder and having disease of the stomach, and is thereby disabled from the performance of manual labor. Thomas returned from the war and married Deborah Ann Brink, a widow whose husband was killed in the Civil War. They appear on the census of Orwell Township 1900 with wife (Had 4 living children) Census of 1880 of Warren Township lists Tom & Debby as farmers. They are listed as living in the same dwelling as George Fields.
Their neighbors were David Jones, A. B. Corbin, & several other "Jones" families in the area. Source: Civil War pension application obtained from National Archives in Washington, D.C. It lists names of children and birth dates. Also lists death of first wife. Another source is Census of Bradford County, Orwell Township, 1900, and Warren Township. Census of 1880. Cemetery records of Darling Cemetery show where he is buried. There was no tombstone marking his final resting-place. Another source of death: Bradford County Historical Society, Towanda, Pa., index card files on Jones lists his death recorded in the Bradford Star dated April 16, 1908 as follows: ---> Thomas J. Jones died April 13 at his home in Potterville, aged 75 years. During the Civil War he served as a private in Company D, 1st N.Y. Calvary from September 1864, until the close of the war. His wife and two stepdaughters survive him. I need to also mention that the 1900 census of Orwell Township lists his father's place of birth as Wales, and his mother's place of birth as Pa. In 1996, Lyle Rockwell of Athens placed a Civil War marker on his final resting-place. It was obtained from the Veterans service in Towanda, PA. On the backside of his memorial is a brass plaque stating the relation between Lyle & Thomas. I obtained Thomas' death certificate from New Castle, Pa., Div. of Vital Records. His father's name is recorded as James Jones. He died of organic heart disease. (Lyle Rockwell)

WAYNE K. KEENEY, 77, beloved husband of Dorothy Keeney of Monroeton, Pa., died peacefully Friday evening May 28, 2004 at his home.  Born June 2, 1926 in Evergreen, Pa. he was the son of the Late Minor and Susie Vargason Keeney.  On August 5, 1944 Wayne enlisted in the United States Navy.  He was a proud member of the SeaBees and was on the beach preparing for the landing of the Marines in Okinawa.  Wayne was honorably discharged from the service in 1948 having served time in China and Japan after the war ended.  On September 27, 1958, he married the former Dorothy Wheaton.  Wayne was a much respected and sought after dairy herdsman.  Following a career on several diary farms, he retired in 1992 after 23 years at the Kuhlman Brothers Farm in Owego, N.Y.  Upon retirement he and his wife bought a home in Monroeton which they worked together to remodel.  Wayne was an excellent carpenter although he said he’d rather be milking cows.  Wayne very much enjoyed taking care of his lawn and many flowers.  He also loved to fish and enjoyed high school wrestling and became a fan of Nate Bump and the Florida Marlins.  Surviving are: his wife, Dorothy at home; sons, C. Wayne Keeney and his fiancée Sally Day of Rapid City, SD, Curtis W. Keeney and his wife Sindy of Apalachin, N.Y., Paul M. Keneny of Monroeton, Brett A. Keeney and his wife Pam of Monroeton; daughters, Shannon M. Keeney and her fiancé, Rod Robinson of Elmira, N.Y., Jill Rockwell and her husband, Mark Rockwell of Elmira, N.Y.; also surviving are his very special grandchildren, Nathan Keeney, Rachel and Logan Robinson, Jacob and Seth Keeney, Natasha and Tanner Keeney, Jalyn, Torin and Kalie Rockwell; his sisters, Minnie Barnett and John Hagadorn of Sayre, Iona Bidlack of Monroeton; a brother Ezra (Zeke) Keeney and his wife Carol of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; numerous, nieces, nephews and cousins and many, many friends.  Mr. Keeney was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter, crystal Eileen Keeney, a brother, Wesley Keeney, a sister Beatrice Brown, mother and father-in-law, Margaret and Merton Wheaton, brothers-in-law, Richard Hall and Ken Rubert.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday June 2, 2004 at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Donald Rockwell, pastor of the Fassett Baptist Church officiating.  The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Darling Cemetery, Orwell Twp., Pa. with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the charity or organization of one’s own choice in Wayne K. Keeney’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifKILMER –HAZEL K. CORBIN, 102, a resident of the Tioga Nursing Facility, Waverly, N.Y., and formerly of Potterville, died Monday evening, August 13, 2001.  She was born on Sept. 2, 1898, in Rome, a daughter of the late John and Eva (Cass) Kilmer.  On Dec. 28, 1915, together with her long-time friend Helen joined the United Church of Christ in Potterville.  She devoted many hours to her church and also served as a Sunday School teacher.  For many years Hazel could be found working at Jones’ General Store in Potterville and Warren Center; her smile and warm personality was always there to greet you.  Hazel treasured the many visits with friends and family both at the store and at her home.  She opened her home to many, always serving a warm meal, and was also know throughout the area for her famous chocolate chip cookies.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.  Hazel was predeceased by her husband, Hewlett Corbin, on Aug. 19, 1970; brothers; Albert Kilmer and a infant brother, Herman Kilmer.  She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law: Betty Sisto of Waverly and Maxine and Carlton Jones of Warren Center; a sister-in-law, Geraldine Corbin; a special friend: Helen Chaffee; her grandchildren: Diane and her husband, Paul Milnes, of Tunkhannock, Jacquelyn and her husband, Ron Lawrence, of Monroeton, Leo and his wife, Susan Jones, of Binghamton, N.Y., Angelo and his wife, Michele Sisto, of Waverly, Louis and his wife, Helen Sisto, of Sayre, and Mary Frances and her husband, David Black, of Whitney Point, N.Y.; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services for Hazel will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, at 11 a.m. at the United Church of Christ, Potterville.  The Rev. Gerald Jud will officiate.  Interment will follow in the Darling Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Friday evening, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.  Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Dille United Church of Christ, c/o Mrs. Jean E. Davis, RR 1, Box 30, LeRaysville, PA or Lourdes Hospice, 169 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, N.Y. in loving memory of Hazel K. Corbin.

KRAMER Arlene A. Smith
When I come to the end of the road, and the sun has set for me, remember the love that we have shared, and that will comfort thee….Arlene A. Smith, 89, of RR 1, Rome (Orwell Twp.) died
Sunday evening, Nov. 14, 2010. She was born on Feb. 28, 1921 in Lenhartsville, Pa., one of eleven children of the late Jonathan J. and Louisa J. (Grim) Kramer. On Jan. 9, 1943, she married Irvin T. Smith, Jr. in South Carolina, while he was stationed in the U.S. Army. For many years, Arlene and Irvin owned and operated a family farm on Orwell Hill until May 2008, when they retired from farming. Arlene enjoyed quilting, sewing and farm life. She will be greatly missed by her family~and we hope until we meet again, she finds peace in heaven's hands. Arlene is survived by her husband of 67 years, Irvin T. Smith, Jr.; her children, Margaret A. (Russell) Edwards, Irvin "Tom" (Donna) Smith, Mable (Gordon) Wilson, Christine Casselbury; her sisters, Mary E. (Harold) Hoffman, Pauline (Donald) Dautrich; a brother, LeRoy Kramer; grandchildren, Susan, Jackie, Connie, Daniel, Grace, Greg, Robin, Renee, Erica and Loretta; great grandchildren, Jessica, Samantha, Michael, Jonathan, Krista, Betsy, Cera, Gavin, Sadie, Dalton, Roxanne, Carl, Rachel and Isaac. Several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Arlene was predeceased by her parents, siblings: Pearl Snyder, Lovie Schwoyer, Robert Kramer, Lester Kramer, Irwin Kramer, Nevin Kramer, Raymond Kramer and a grandson Russell Clyde Edwards.  Funeral services for Arlene and a celebration of a life well lived will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, with Pastor David Pitcher of the West Warren Congregational Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Darling Cemetery. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Towanda Daily Review - November 16, 2010

Sept. 16, 2002
MACK   Suzanne M. Lyons, 58, of LeRaysville RR2, Pike Township, PA, died on Monday, Sept. 16, 2002 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born Nov. 11, 1943 in Newark, NJ, she was a daughter of Paul F. and Anne HOUFFBAUR MACK.  In earlier years, Suzanne was a resident of Westfield, NJ and was a graduate of Westfield High School.  On Aug. 4, 1979 she married Robert H. LYONS in Toms River, NJ and subsequently moved to LeRaysville in 1989.  Suzanne was employed by Hadco Corp. in Owego until her retirement.  She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Toms River.  Suzanne was an accomplished artist whose passion was painting. Her hobbies were bingo and reading.  Surviving are her husband, Robert H. LYONS, at home; her parents, Paul F. and Anne HOUFFBAUR MACK of Stratford, CT; her children and their spouses, Michael and Elida QUINLISK of Clearwater, FL, Regina and Scott THOMPSON of Enfield, NH, James and Terri QUINLISK of Toms River, NJ, Suzanne and John EVERETT of Salem, VA; grandchildren, Douglas, Phillip MATHERS, Joshua and Amanda THOMPSON, Sarah EVERETT, Jessica THOMPSON, Jeffery MATHERS, Mary BALDWIN, Elizabeth QUINLISK, Rebbecca QUINLISK and Michael QUINLISK, II; Suzanne was looking forward to the birth of a grandchild in Jan. of 2003; a brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Gail MACK of Westfield, NJ; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Frances and Keith KAUFFMAN of Alabama, Mary MACK-BRUNNER and John BRUNNER of Stratford, CT; a sister, Sister Catherine Rose MACK of Pennsylvania; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday afternoon from 12 to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Darling Cemetery, Orwell Township.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the HOPS Ambulance Association in care of James W. Seipler, secretary-treasurer, RR1, Box 280, Rome, PA 18837 in memory of Suzanne M. Lyons.
submitted by Reva Howard Wagner

Funeral Held Sunday P.M. for Andrew P. MANCHESTER
Andrew P. Manchester, a highly respected resident of Warren Township, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lilburn Barnes at Warren Center on Thursday afternoon, October 31, at the age of 71 years.  He is survived by four daughters and two sons:  Mrs. Barnes of Warren Center; Mrs. Leo Edsell of Potterville; Mrs. Albert Dewing of Warren Center;  Mrs. Lewis Arnold of Warren Center; Avery Manchester of Endicott; and Dick Manchester of Potterville.  Funeral services were held at the Potterville Church on Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock and burial was in the Darling Cemetery.  Rev. Hugh Jones and Rev. T.A. Zimmerman officiated. - 1940
 

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Emmett W. "Steve" Manchester of Potterville
Emmett W. "Steve" MANCHESTER, 100, of the Towanda Personal Care Home and formerly of Potterville, died Wednesday evening, September 21, 2005, at Towanda Memorial Hospital. Emmett was born February 16, 1905 in the Town of Union, a son of the late Ernest D. and Flo Ella (Cook) Manchester. He was a 1924 graduate of Orwell High School. Most of his life was spent on the family farm at Cook's Pond near Potterville. Emmett was employed at IBM in Endicott and Owego, retiring in 1970 after 38 years of employment. He served as an aircraft mechanic in the US Army 1942-1944. On Nov.4, 1944, he married Helen Louise Bomboy in Endicott, N.Y. Their 54-year marriage ended with her death April 28, 1999. Emmett was a member of the Dille Parish United Church of Christ, IBM Quarter Century Club, a member and Past Master of the LeRay Lodge #471 Free and Accepted Masons and A.S.S.R. Valley of Towanda 32nd Degree. For many years he served as a director of the Darling Cemetery Association.

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 He was a past member of the Northeast Bradford Board of Education and served as President during the formation of Northeast Bradford School District; in addition he also was longtime superintendent of the Potterville Sunday School and was catcher for the Potterville Aces Baseball Team. He is survived by four children, J. Ellen Manchester, Kirk C. Manchester, Daniel S. Manchester, and Kathy M. Jones and her husband, Andrew; five grandchildren, James (Barbara), Elizabeth (Sean) Murray, Theresa Broughton, and Carlotta (Steve) Cooper; and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Emmett was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Vicki Manchester; and five brothers.
Funeral services and celebration of Steve's life will be held on Saturday, September 24th, at 2 p.m. at the Dille Parish United Church of Christ, Potterville, with his pastor, Rev. Sharon Temple, officiating. Masonic services will be conducted prior to the funeral service. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Darling Cemetery. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held this evening, Friday, September 23rd, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, and on Saturday, from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Dille Parish United Church of Christ, c/o Mr. Jean Davis, RR #1, Box 30, LeRaysville, Pa. 18829, or the Darling Cemetery, c/o Mrs. Janice Hicks, RR #1, Box 212M, Rome, Pa. 18837, in loving memory of Emmett W. "Steve" Manchester.

MANCHESTER FRANCES E.
Mrs. Frances E. Cook of Potterville, Bradford County, Died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Percy Arnold at Warren Center on Wednesday afternoon, April 29, aged 79 years.  The funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at the Potterville Church, the Rev. David Harris of Neath assisted by the Rev. T.L. Zimmerman of LeRaysville, officiating.  Burial was in the Darling Cemetery.  She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Percy Arnold of Warren Center, and Mrs. Dana Sink of Rome, Pa., and two sons, Tyler Cook of Warren Center and Robert Cook of Rome. – 1942

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifMARTIN –MARY H. MARTIN BARNARD, 101, of Rome RR1, Orwell Township, died Thursday afternoon, Dec. 23, 2004, at the home of her daughter Dorothy B. Schaeffer with whom she resided for the past 23 years.  Born Sept 29, 1903, in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Richard and Blanche Fox Martin.  In 1922, Mary married Courtland H. Barnard of Somerton in Philadelphia.  Mr. and Mrs. Barnard were residents of Buck County for many years before moving to Boston.  They enjoyed spending the summer months in West Gray, Maine.  Mary was preceded in death by her husband in 1981.  She is survived by three children: Courtland H. Barnard Jr. of Ewing, Mo., Dorothy B. Schaeffer, of Rome RR1 and Elizabeth B. Colangelo of Ocala, Fla. and Paris, Maine; eight grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a grandchild.  A memorial service will be held in Missouri at a later date interment will be in the Darling Cemetery, Orwell Township.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda.  The family suggests memorial contributions may be directed to Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. Barnard’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

McNEAL Dorothy "Dotti" McNeal Yates
63, wife of Ernest F. Yates of Potterville, Pa., died
Friday afternoon, Sept. 17, 2010 at her home following an extended illness.  Dotti was born in Towanda, Pa., on Feb. 24, 1947, the daughter of Clara Smith Wizelman and the late William McNeal. She was employed by Allen Farms in Wysox, Pa. for over 30 years and was later employed by VFW Post 6824, Rome, Pa. and Brink's Store in Allis Hollow, Pa. Dotti was an active member of the VFW Post No. 6824 Ladies Auxiliary and served as a volunteer for the Vigilante Engine Company Auxiliary in Rome.  She is survived by: her husband of 46 years, Ernest F. Yates, at home; her mother, Clara Wizelman of Wysox; two children: Pam Franklin and her companion Dennis Hicks Jr. of LeRaysville, Pa., Ernest Yates Jr. and his fiancé Sheila Horton of Rome RR 2; two grandsons, William Franklin Jr. and Harland Franklin, both of Warren Center, Pa.; three brothers: Richard McNeal and his wife Lois of North Carolina, Randy McNeal and his wife Terry of Athens, Pa., Greg Simons and his wife Lisa of Rome, Pa.; four sisters: Connie VanHorn and her husband Jim of Elmira, N.Y., Donna Smith and her husband Irvin Jr. of Rome, Pa., Pat Coyle and her husband Tim of Barton, N.Y., Terri LaBarre and her fiancé Dave Hamm of Rome, Pa., two step-brothers: Ken Wizelman of Asylum Twp., Pa., Todd Wizelman and his wife Belle of Homets Ferry, Pa.; step-sister, Leslie Wizelman of Wysox, Pa.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Eddy and Mary Yates of Rome, Pa., Ronnie and Dawn Yates of Wysox, Pa., Billy and Wanda Yates of Towanda, Lyle Yates of Wysox; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Amanda Johnson of Wysox, Marilynn and Frank Horton of Rome, Pa., Rose and Fred Sites of Towanda, Lillian Vanderpool of Towanda, Darlene Yates and Richy Leighton of Towanda, Colleen Yates and Ting Leighton of Wysox, Tina and Robert Robinson of Wysox; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; special friend, Kay Faber of Owego, N.Y.  She was preceded in death by; her father, William McNeal; step-father, Leon "Spike" Wizelman; maternal grandparents, Dorothy and Morris Smith; paternal grandparents, Anna and Henry McNeal.  The funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010 at at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Robert Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the Darling Cemetery, Orwell Twp., Pa. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday and one hour prior to the funeral service Tuesday morning at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the VFW Post No. 6824, Ladies Auxiliary Cancer Fund, RR 1 Rome, PA 18837, in Dotti's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, September 19, 2010

ONEY –JOYCE E. SCHROEDER, 71, of Windham, RR2, Rome, Pa., and formerly of Orwell Hill, died suddenly Saturday evening, Dec. 31, 2005 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  She was born on Aug. 11, 1934 in Canadensis, Pa., a daughter of the late Oscar and Dora (Simpson) Oney.  On Dec. 24, 1955 in Scranton she married the love of her life and best friend Raymond J. Schroeder.  Joyce was an avid doll and angel collector.  She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 50 years, Raymond J. Schroeder; daughter, Barbara Reiger of Oregon; brothers and sisters-in-law, Calvin and Kathy Oney of Erie, Pa. and William “Bill” and Janet Oney of Hallstead, Pa.; sister, Maryann Kostka of Montague, N.J.; and several nieces, nephews and many friends also survive.  A time of remembering the special gift Joyce was to all of us will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2005 at 1 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, Rev. Larry D. Jennings, pastor of the Warren Center Baptist Church, will officiate.  Interment will follow in the Darling Cemetery.  A period of visitation and sharing will be held on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.  Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Windham Ambulance, in care of Mrs. Anna Bowen, RR2, Box 63, Rome, Pa. in loving memory of Joyce E. Schroeder.  –Towanda Daily Review.

PITCHER –MARY ANN BOLTON, 78, of Warren Center, Pa. passed away at home on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. She was born in Sayre, Pa. on Oct. 14, 1935 and was a lifelong resident of Warren Center, Pa. Mary Ann is survived by her husband of 60 years, Edward Bolton; her daughter and son-in-law, Glenda Bolton and Geoff Davis; her son, Douglas Bolton; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Debra Bolton; her grandson, Cameron A. Bolton; sister-in-law, Dorothy Belknap; several nieces, nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her parents, Ray and Bertha Evelyn (VanValkner) Pitcher; her brother, Ray Pitcher Jr.; and her brother and sister-in-law, Emerson and Ruth Pitcher. Mary Ann loved knitting and usually carried her knitting with her wherever she went. She will be remembered for always knitting sweaters for all the new babies in the community. Mary Ann had a deep concern for others, and expressed that by always sending cards to brighten someone else's day. She was a gardener as well, and loved tending to her beautiful flower gardens. She enjoyed watching Northeast Bradford girls' softball games and was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. Mary Ann was devoted to her family and especially cherished her "pride and joy," her grandson, Cameron. Family and friends are invited to a memorial graveside service at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at Darling Cemetery, on Orwell Hill Road, with Rev. Russell Dewing Jr. officiating. Those wishing may direct memorial contributions in memory of Mary Ann to Guthrie Hospice, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 7/39/2014

PITCHER LUCRETIA CHAMPLIN
Died, at Orwell Hill, PA, Monday, March 16, 1891 of debility, Lucretia, widow of Hampton CHAMPLIN, aged 84 years.  The deceased was one of a family of eleven and is survived only by her sister, Mrs. Caroline PENDLETON of South Warren aged 86 years and her brother D. M. PITCHER of Owego. During the past seven years four brothers and three sisters have died. Mr. and Mrs. PITCHER and Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Barnes of Owego attended the funeral, which was held at 2 p.m. yesterday at Orwell.

 

PLATT –JOSEPHINE JONES life well lived is a precious gift of hope and strength and grace, from someone who has made our world a brighter, better place. Josephine Jones, 103, of Rock Stream, N.Y., passed away on Friday morning, March 4, 2016. Josephine was born on May 13, 1912, in Orwell, Pa., one of 12 children to John D. and Lida (Chamberlain) Platt. She was a graduate of Rome High School, class of 1931. Josephine enjoyed crocheting, quilting and baking, but her greatest treasure was being surrounded by her family.She will be greatly missed by her children, her son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Mary Jones of California; her daughters and son-in-law, Barbara Brown of Rock Stream, N.Y.; Yvonne and Charles Franklin of Palmyra, N.Y.; her sister, Minnie Chaffee of Rome, Pa.; nine grandchildren, Daniel (Cheryl) Jones, David (Jodi) Jones, Jolene (John) Raho, Scott (Jeannie) Brown, Sandra Fultz, Shareen (Dennis) Moore, Cindy (Bob) Surline, Deborah (Mike) Wyatt, Pamela (Jeff) Gambrill; 19 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Numerous nieces, nephews and their families also survive. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Roy Jones in 1997; her son-in-law, Kenneth Brown; her siblings, Milton Platt, Stanley Platt, Roger Platt, Clifford Platt, Raymond Platt, Genevieve Russell, Thelma Yednak, Beulah Tuttle, Ruth Platt and Virginia Foos; and a brother-in-law, Ellis "Pete" Chaffee.Family and friends are invited to attend graveside services at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, at the Darling Cemetery with pastor Pete Darling, officiating. Those who wish, may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Darling Cemetery, c/o Mrs. Janice Hicks, 589 Gulf Rd., Rome, PA in loving memory of Josephine Jones. The Cooley family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols is honored and privileged to be serving Josephine's family. –Towanda Daily Review 3/6/2016

 

POWELL –JO ANNE "JODY" BOSLER, 98, of Orwell Township (Rome, Pennsylvania), passed away on Thursday evening, Aug. 10, 2017. Born Victory Anne Powell on Nov. 11, 1918, in Orchard, Colorado, Jody was named in celebration of the end of World War I. Nicknamed "Jo," she later officially changed her name to Jo Anne, but everyone called her Jody. As a kid, Jody spent much of her time riding her beloved horse, Beauty. She attended school in a one-room schoolhouse and later went on to graduate from Weldon High School in 1936. She pursued teaching at Colorado State University for one year before leaving to join the workforce. Jody took a job at Remington Arms in Colorado Springs, working in the primer department for 50-caliber machine guns. She then moved to Seattle, Washington, to work for Boeing Aircraft Corporation where she installed oxygen lines in B-52 bombers. It is said that her shift may have produced the Enola Gay. While in Washington, she met a handsome sailor, Robert W. Bosler, who was stationed with the United States Navy in Belview. She followed him back east to New Jersey, where she attended Rutgers University to study poultry. Robert and Jody married on March 11, 1946. They ventured to central Pennsylvania in 1948 and found a beautiful farm nestled in the Endless Mountains, where they lived with the previous owners to learn the art of farming before taking over full-time. In addition to farming, Jody worked at a number of places over the years, including Mayfair Nurseries, Owego Heat Treat and GTE Sylvania. She was the Orwell Township tax collector for six years. Jody was always willing to volunteer her time and was active in the community as a 4-H leader, Boy Scouts leader, president of the Potterville Ladies Aid, and volunteer with the Darling Cemetery Association. Jody loved horses, her Native American heritage, the color red and a good joke. She was environmentally conscious and a preservationist. She always helped those in need and cared for the less fortunate. She put family first and adored her grandkids and great-granddaughter, Estelle. Jody was predeceased by siblings, Ronald Harold "Skinner," Audrey Minnie "Midge," William Walter "Bill," Wilfred Ross "Ross," Thomas Edward "Tom," Iris Eloise "Doll," Lois Mae, and Herbert Joseph "Pink;" an infant brother and sister; as well as a son, Carl Jay and husband, Robert Wagner Bosler. Jody will be greatly missed by her son, Robert Ross Bosler; her granddaughters, Brandy and her husband Jason Kift, Abigail and her husband Justin Brown; great-granddaughter Estelle Kift. Many nieces and nephews also survive, among them, George G. and Nancy Bosler, Lisa Bosler, Richard Puckett, Linda Burgat, Ross Powell, Betty Marshall; great-niece, Melanie Miller; many wonderful friends who she considered her family. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A funeral service and celebration of a life well-lived for Jody will follow at noon with Pastor Richard Vieldhouse officiating. Interment will follow in the Darling Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Equines For Freedom, P.O. Box 53, Factoryville, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 8/13/2017

 

ROOF Levi W. Roof

90, of 40 Bonin Road, Rome, Orwell Twp., died peacefully Tuesday morning, March 20, 2012 at his home. Born in Herrick Township on March 22, 1921 he was the son of Roy and Mabel Wells Roof. Levi was a graduate of Camptown High School class of 1941 and later served in the Army Air Force during World War II. On May 6, 1949, he married Frances Gorham in Sayre. In early years, Levi was employed by C.C. Allis & Sons in Herrickville, GTE Sylvania in Towanda, Towanda High School and was a self-employed general contractor. He was later employed as Building and Grounds Director for Northeast Bradford High School from 1963 until his retirement. He was a member of the Orwell Bible Church, Bradford County Historical Society, Roman Lodge No. 418 F. & A.M. and the American Legion. He served as a 4H leader and on the 4H Leaders Advisory Council in Bradford County for many years. Levi enjoyed carpentry projects and working with stained glass.  Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Frances Roof; his children, Edwin (Kay) Roof of Texas, Ruth White of Florida, Cynthia Russell of Orwell Hill, Levetta Comstock of Orwell Hill, Sandra Roof of Towanda, Juanita (Eugene) Campbell of LeRaysville, and Belinda (Scott) Williams of Waverly, N.Y.; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special niece and nephews, Joyce Roof, Charles Dull and Gary Roof.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Ralph and Walter and sisters, Iva, Ruth and Carrie.  The funeral service will be held at noon on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Richard Vieldhouse of the Orwell Bible Church officiating. Interment will be in the Darling Cemetery, Orwell Township.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday evening and also one hour prior to the service Saturday morning at the funeral home.  Contributions may be directed to the Northeast Bradford Education Foundation, 526 Panther Lane, Rome, PA 18837, the Orwell Bible Church, 1749 Orwell Hill Road, Rome, PA 18837 or the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, in care of James W. Seipler, Secretary-Treasurer, 606 Ridge Road, Rome, PA 18837 in Levi W. Roof's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – March 21, 2012

 

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“Those we hold dear never truly leave us . . . they live on in the kindnesses they showed, the comfort they shared and the love they brought into our lives.”
On Wednesday evening, Oct. 5, 2005, Helen Ross Chaffee, 106, formerly of Potterville, PA and a resident of the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, entered her new life and was reunited with her husband, Levi Chaffee.
Helen was born on April 22, 1899 in Potterville, one of three children of the late Sterling and Kate (Frisbie) Ross. She spent her youth in Potterville and was a graduate of Orwell High School, Class of 1917. Following graduation, Helen taught in a school just north of town until she met the love of her life, Levi Chaffee. They married on her 21st birthday, settled on Orwell Ridge and farmed there for almost 50 years. Helen was predeceased by her husband, Levi in 1974; sister, Margaret Mosier in 1989; brother, Edward Ross in 1944; grandsons, Keith Eugene Chaffee in 1950 and Larry Jones in 2001 and son-in-law, Harold Bush in 2004. Helen is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ellis and Minnie Chaffee of Rome; a daughter, Eloise Bush; three grandchildren, Sharon Murray of Standing Stone, Brian and his wife, Loretta Chaffee of Rome and Lynn and her husband, Michael Forys of LeRaysville; nine great-grandchildren, Kelly, Kim and Kari Forys, Brianna and Alicia Chaffee, Darron and his wife, Becky Murray and Kevin and his wife, Pam Murray, Eric Jones and Tayna and husband, Ed Hartman; eight great-great-grandchildren, Kevin, Joy, T.J., Eric, Mitchell, Dayton, Steel and Helen. Abiding with her wishes, cremation will take place at the Tioga Point Crematory, Athens. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of Helen’s life at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the United Church of Christ, Potterville. A gathering and sharing of memories will be held following the service. Interment will be in the Darling Cemetery. Flowers will be provided by the family and memorial contributions may be directed to the Activities Fund of the Skilled Nursing Unit, Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA 18848 in loving memory of Helen Ross Chaffee. Caring assistance is provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. “Mourn not my death, but celebrate my life. May the loving memories of the past live with us in spirit.”

 

RUDD Jean PELCHY

87, of Watkins Glen, died on Saturday, December 21, 2013. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Friday (Dec. 27th) from 12pm-1pm; followed by a funeral service at 1:00pm. A committal service and burial will be held at Bath National Cemetery. She and her late husband operated Fred's Bait & Tackle in Watkins Glen. Jean was predeceased by her husband Fred in 2010; also her parents, Thoral Rudd and Emma (Rudd) Preston; brother, Stuart Rudd; and sister, Louise Gee. She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Ronnie) Teribury of Gillett, PA; four grandchildren, Jim (Sharron) Teribury of Watkins Glen, Timothy Teribury of Elmira, Rebecca (Michael) Bradley of Mosherville, PA and Keith Teribury of Elmira; eleven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandsons, and her faithful companions, cats Molly and Murray. Those wishing may consider a donation in her memory to "Seneca View SNF," 220 Steuben St., Montour Falls, NY 14865.  Star Gazette – December 23, 2013   

 

RUSSELL - John "Mac" Russell.  And the stories end ... but our memories will last forever.  Our loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather John Malcom Russell, 87, of Orwell Hill, Pa., diedwith his family at his side on Thursday morning, May 21, 2009, following a brief period of declining health.  A lifelong resident of Orwell and affectionately known as "Mac" by his family and friends, he was born on March 27, 1922, a son of the late Harold W. and Beatrice Sibley (Stoll) Russell. Mac graduated from school in Orwell in 1940.  On May 19, 1940, he married his high school sweetheart, Verna Cragle, who predeceased him on April 7, 2009, after nearly 69 years of marriage.  Mac was a lifelong farmer and maple sugar-maker. For many years, he traveled around doing custom harvesting and selling sugar supplies. Along the way Mac shared many stories and he will be remembered as a story teller extraordinaire. Mac was the heart and soul of Camp Miss'um. He loved deer hunting, and enjoyed hunting trips and the annual Supper Hunt.  Mac dearly loved his wife, Verna, who introduced him to hunting.  John is survived by his children: his daughter and son-in-law, Loretta Ann and Donald Ammerman of Orange Hill; his daughter, Linda Lee Russell of Orwell; his sons and daughters-in-law: John Blaine "J.B." and Judy Russell of Orwell and Dewey Mack and Carolyn Russell of Rome Township; a brother-in-law, Robert and his wife, Iola Cragle, of Rome; sisters–in-law, Grace and her husband, Bob Kunkle, of Brooksville, Fla., and Flora Russell of Orwell, Pa.; his grandchildren, Lisa (Chip) Tobbe, Kenneth Ammerman, Judy Ammerman, Teah Allen, Maria Fuller, Brandy Russell, Cory (Stacey) Russell, Aaron Russell and Sabrina Russell; his step-grandchildren, Shelley (Rodney) Ford, Brenda (Matthew) Walters, Trevor (Alexandra) Briggs and Wendy (Robert) Base; seven great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; one great-great -granddaughter; one step great-great-granddaughter; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and their families.  In addition to Verna, Mac was predeceased by his mother, Beatrice, in 1986; his father, Harold, in 1995; a sister, Georgy Russell, in 2004; and a brother, Carlyle "Bub" Russell, in 2007.  Funeral services and a celebration of a life well lived for Mac will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 24, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y., with Pastor Richard Vieldhouse officiating. Interment will follow in the Darling Cemetery.   A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held from 11:30 a.m. to the time of the service at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.  Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Memorial Hospital Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848, for their kindness and caring compassion given to our Mom and Dad.  22 May 2009, Daily Review.

 

GEORGE W. SCHAEFFER JR., 76, Rome, PA died March 23, 1999 at his home.  Born June 5, 1922 in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late George W. and Emma Baxter Schaeffer Sr.  He was a graduate of Bensalem High School, class of 1938 and a graduate of Penn State University, Ogontz Center in Rydel, PA, class of 1951.  Mr. Schaeffer was a veteran of WWII, having served in the US Marine Corps for six years.  While in the Marine Corps, he played first trombone in the Marine Corps Band.  On September 6, 1947 he married the former Dorothy Barnard in the Trevose Methodist Church, Trevose, PA.  He was employed by Proctor and Schwartz in Philadelphia and later was employed by Merck, Sharpe, and Dohm in Philadelphi9a, PA as an industrial engineer.  In 1963 Mr. and Mrs. Schaeffer moved to Orwell Twp. To make their home.  He then was employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad, Towers and Stations Division, retiring in 1987.  Memberships include: Roman Lodge No. 418 F&AM, the Scottish Rite Valley of Williamsport 32nd; lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans; and the Rome Chapter No. 26 Order of Eastern Star.  Surviving are his wife, Dorothy at home; many nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held March 26 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. from Lodge No. 418 F&AM will hold a Masonic service, Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Darling Cemetery, Orwell Twp. With Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  Friends who wish may direct memorials to Memorial Hospital Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA in Mr. Schaeffer’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

 

LEONARD B. SHAFER SR., 84, of Potterville, Pa., passed away Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Leonard was born on June 23, 1931 at home in Orwell Township, Pa., the son of Thomas and Phoebe E. Owens Shafer. He was employed by Masonite Corporation in Wysox for over 10 years and later owned and operated his municipal waste service in the Rome area for many years until his retirement. Leonard will be remembered for his willingness to help others. He enjoyed the outdoors and cutting wood. Surviving are his children, Wannetta L. Johnson of Oregon, Reta J. Schoonover and husband Tracy of Mercur, Hope A. Wright and husband William of Asylum Township, Leonard B. Shafer Jr. of Adam Center, N.Y., Gary L. Shafer and wife Kimberly of Mercur; step children, Kathy Blair of Rome, Lida Shaffer of Wyalusing, Louise Evans of Sayre; as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Eugene B. Shafer on Dec. 27, 1997; sister, Emily Westbrook; and brothers, Arnold, Steven and Carl Shafer. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Deacon William Wright officiating. Interment will follow in the Darling Cemetery, Orwell Township, Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. The family suggests that contributions be directed to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, in care of James W. Seipler, Secretary-Treasurer, 606 Ridge Rd., Rome, PA in Leonard's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 9/22/2015

(The step children belong to Gladys Shaffer, Daughter of Jesse Claude (Earl) Shaffer and Lida Mabel Steele. They are children she had with Fred Eugene McCormick. She never married Fred and they bore the name of her first husband Hunsinger. Per Carol Brotzman

 

RAYMOND J. SCHROEDER, 84, of Cotton Hollow Road, Rome, Pa., passed away at home on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Raymond was born on July 7, 1929 in Scranton, Pa., a son of Raymond and Helen Schroeder. He proudly served his country with the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Raymond enjoyed spending time outdoors amongst Mother Nature's beauty. He had a great love for animals and attended the Windham Center Community Church with his daughter, Barbara. Ray was predeceased by his wife, Joyce in 2005 and will be greatly missed by his daughter, Barbara Reiger; a granddaughter; three great-grandbabies; a son; sister, Jean Miller of Harrisburg, Pa.; brother-in-law, Cal Oney of Susquehanna, Pa.; three nieces; two nephews; and numerous friends. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Darling Cemetery with Pastor William Koehler, officiating. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Guthrie Hospice in loving memory of Raymond J. Schroeder. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review 5/9/2014

 

SIMONS –DOLORES MARY SIMONS BECKWITH, 82, of Tyrrell Hill, Rome, Pa., passed away May 20, 2015, at home following a lengthy period of declining health. Born Christmas Day, 1932, at her grandparents' (Mikelonis) farm at the corner of Kadar and Hall Roads in Orwell Township, Dolores was the oldest of four children born to David A. and Helen Mikelonis Simons Sr. Shortly after graduating from Rome High School, class of 1952, Dolores married Hugh Floyd Beckwith on June 28, 1952, at the Windham Community Church. They initially set down roots in Litchfield where they farmed the land until 1961 when they moved to their present home on Tyrrell Hill. Dolores was a member of the Windham Center Ladies Aid Society.Dolores loved to crochet doilies, afghans and doll clothes. She could often be seen ripping out rows and rows of work when she discovered a seemingly miniscule mistake, but nothing short of perfection would do in her handiwork. In her early years, she made rag rugs and others made from several strands of string. In later years, she found delight working with plastic canvas until her diminished eyesight prevented her from continuing those joys. Decorating for holidays, especially Christmas, and playing hostess to large feasts at those holidays or at picnics in the summer were sure to put a smile on her face. It was always an adventure for her to browse through her massive collection to try new recipes on her guests. But despite the vast array of foods she served, the spread would be lacking if she did not also offer her infamous macaroni-n-cheese that came to be expected. Surviving, in addition to her husband of 62 years, are their four children and spouses, Joseph and Alyce Beckwith of Towanda, Thomas and Deanna Patton of Towanda, Julia and Frank Ripa of Rome, and Kathleen and George Garra of Wysox; brothers, Louis "Bud" Simons of Laporte, Harold Simons of Orwell Hill and David (Carol) Simons of Orwell Hill; 16 grandchildren and step-grandchildren, Scot (Judy) Miller, Angel Miller, Starr Walters, William Hagadorn, Velvet (Brandon) Segur, Luke Beckwith, Joshua Patton, Kristina Patton, Jennifer (Adam) Morkert, Jeremiah (Pamela) Nelson, Mark (Ruthy) Nelson, Justin McNeal, Samuel Ripa, Joseph (Teresa) Garra, Christine Sprague, Roxanne Joniec; 17 great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren, Scot Miller II, Brianna Miller, Ryan Walters, Skylar Walters, Dayla Walters, Sadie Segur, Jessica Olson, Nathan Olson, Riley Nelson, Cameron Nelson, Steven Nelson, Alicia Nelson, Tyler Nelson, Madison Garra, Allison Garra, Kammison Garra, and Emerson Garra; five step-great-great-grandchildren, Autumn Fuller, Alisha Sprague, Karleigh Joniec, Adrianna Joniec, and John Cameron; two step-great-great-great-granddaughters, Lily Fuller and Kaylee Sprague; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Robert and Emma Beckwith, Philip and Pat Beckwith of Rome, Brian Beckwith of Windham, Mike and June Beckwith of Erie, Colorado, and Elmer and Mary Folk of Fort Wayne, Indiana; as well as numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents.Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the Orwell Bible Church. Funeral services will follow at noon with Pastor Richard Vieldhouse officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Darling Cemetery, on land once owned by her Poppy and Grammy Mikelonis. Friends who wish may remember the Orwell Bible Church, 1749 Orwell Hill Rd., Rome, PA or Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA in loving memory of Dolores Mary Simons. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, NY. –Towanda Daily Review 5/22/2015

 

SMITH Irvin T. Smith Sr.

Gone yet not forgotten, although we are apart, your spirit lives within us…forever in our hearts. Irvin T. Smith, Sr., 91, of Orwell Hill Road, (Orwell Township) Rome, Pa.,  died on Sunday, May 1, 2011 where he was reunited with his loving wife of sixty-seven years Arlene. A lifelong and well respected dairy farmer, Irvin was born on August 31, 1919 at home in Lebanon, County, Pa., one of eighteen children to Irvin B. and Emma I. (Firestine) Smith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and on Jan. 9, 1943 he married Arlene A. Kramer while stationed in South Carolina. Together they shared many wonderful years of marriage until her passing on Nov. 14, 2010. Dedicated to his family and his life as a farmer, Irvin also enjoyed spending time in the fields planting and being surrounded by the many gifts from God.  Irvin is survived by his children, Margaret A. (Russell) Edwards, Irvin "Tom" Jr. (Donna) Smith, Mable (Gordon) Wilson, Christine Casselbury; grandchildren, Susan, Jackie, Connie, Daniel, Grace, Greg, Robin, Renee, Erica and Loretta; great-grandchildren: Jessica, Samantha, Michael, Jonathan, Krista, Betsy, Cera, Gavin, Sadie, Dalton, Roxanne, Carl, Rachel and Isaac. His brothers, Russell Smith and Clarence Smith; sisters, Pauline Lentz, Helen Carpenter, Ella M. Richards and Mary Young; several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Irvin was predeceased by his wife Arlene; a grandson Russell Clyde Edwards; sisters: Margaret Smith, Kathryn Zeller, Grace Smith, brothers: Harry, Nester, Samuel, William, John, Clifford, Ray and Wilbur Smith.  Funeral services and a celebration of Irvin's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, with Pastor David Pitcher officiating. Interment will follow in the Darling Cemetery. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to HOPS Ambulance, RR 1, Box 280, Rome, PA 18837; Windham Ambulance, P.O. Box 59, Rome, PA 18837; or the Rome Fire Department No. 11, Rome, PA 18837 in loving memory of Irvin T. Smith Sr.   Towanda Daily Review – May 2, 2011

 

SPIEGEL - Joan S. Wilson, 62, of Lakeland, Fla. and formerly of Warren Center, Pa., died suddenly and unexpectedly on July 13, 2009 due to heart failure.   Joan was born on June 25, 1947 in Pittston, Pa., a daughter of the late Donald and Mabel (QUINN) Spiegel. A devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother, Joan treasured the time spent with her family. In addition she enjoyed shopping, making jewelry and was an avid basket collector. Joan was a member of the LeRaysville Order of Eastern Star No. 498 and served as Worthy Matron from 1988-1989. Since 1991, Joan and Roger had resided in Lakeland, Fla. where she worked for Manheim Auto Auctions for the past 16 years.  Joan is survived by her husband Roger E. Wilson of Lakeland, Fla.; her sons: Randy (Ashlee) Hunt of Sayre, Pa.; Jefferson (Jennifer) Hunt of Nichols, N.Y.; daughters: Shelley (Larry) McCreary of Lakeland, Fla.; Diana Novicky (Shane White) of Rome, Pa.; Lindy Wilson (Roger Freeze) of Lakeland, Fla.; sisters Donna Spiegel (Gleason Moore) of West Palm Beach, Fla.; Jean Hawkins of Lakeland, Fla.; her mother-in-law Ontalee Wilson; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Gordon and Mable Wilson; 11 grandchildren.  Funeral services and a celebration of Joan's life will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, with Pastor Larry D. Jennings of the Warren Center Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Darling Cemetery. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 17 at the funeral chapel. Order of Eastern Star Services will be conducted by the LeRaysville Chapter No. 498 at 7 p.m. on Thursday.  Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the LeRaysville Order of Eastern Star, c/o Mrs. Shirley Rockefeller, RR 2, Box 425, Rome, Pa., 18837 in loving memory of Joan S. Wilson. 15 July 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

 

STROPE Gerald “Pete” Strope

79, of Windham Twp., Rome, Pa., died on February 17, 2012, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was born on December 23, 1932, in West Warren, Pa., a son of (the late) Harry and Phoebe (Olmstead) Strope.  Pete married Mercedes “Mercy” Conklin in 1954. Together, they owned and operated Strope Homstead Farm until their retirement in 2004. Pete will be remembered by many as a school bus driver, driving for Northeast Bradford for 40 years. He was a member and trustee of the First Congregational Church of West Warren.  Pete is survived by his wife, Mercedes “Mercy” Strope; son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Cheryl Strope of West Warren; daughter, Brenda Harwood of Oklahoma; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; sister, Mildred Leonard of Cadis; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Elizabeth Conkin of Athens, Mary and Don Jones of California, Lena and Carl Pendleton of Warren Center; several nieces, nephews, cousins and his faithful sidekick Tug also survive.  Pete was predeceased by his parents; a brother Kenneth and sister Edith Lawrence; brother-in-law, Verus Conklin; and grandson, David Taylor.  Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories on Monday, February 20, 2012, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols from 11 to 1 p.m. Memorial services and a celebration of Pete’s life will follow at 1 p.m. with his pastor, the Rev. David Pitcher, officiating.  Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Darling Cemetery. Memories and condolences for Pete’s family may be shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the First Congregational Church of West Warren, c/o Mrs. Janet Brown, 2712 Sugar Cabin Road, Rome, Pa 18837 or the Windham Twp., Volunteer Fire Dept. #19, 39158 Route 187, Rome, PA18837 in loving memory of Gerald “Pete” Strope.   Sayre Morning Times - February 18, 2012

 

Pauline UGLIUZZA, 89, of Wyalusing RR3, Pike Township, died Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at the Sayre House, Sayre Pa. Born Oct. 10, 1915 in Pittston, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Luigi Ugliuzza and Catherine Montione Ugliuzza. Pauline dedicated her life to her family and working on the family farm. Throughout the years, Pauline provided tender loving care and assistance to family members who were in declining health and nurtured whom she loved dearly and from infancy through their adult years. Pauline was a kind, generous and selfless individual who attended the needs of her family and friends. She will be fondly remembered for her ability as a wonderful cook and baker, for the many delicious meals and special treats she prepared, and for the loving hospitality she shared with her family and many friends in her community. Pauline enjoyed the outdoors, working diligently daily in her garden, growing vegetables which she shared with others. She will be deeply missed. She is survived by her nephews, Louis Ugliuzza and his wife Karen of Stevensville, Charles Costanzo and his wife Joan of Berlin, N.J., Louis Costanzo and his wife Marguerite of Wilton, Conn., and Louis Falcone of Arlington, Va.; nieces, Mary Falcone Saporito of Buffalo, N.Y., Kathryn Falcone Guenther and her husband Robert of Buffalo, N.Y., and Rosalie Falcone Salisbury of Cheektowaga, N.Y.; and several grand nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, Pauline was preceded in death by three brothers, James, Sam and Nick Ugliuzza, and three sisters, Rose Falcone, Nellie Costanzo and Mary Ugliuzza. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Interment will be in the Darling Cemetery, Orwell Township, Pa. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the HOPS Ambulance Association, in care of James W. Seipler, RR1 Box 280, Rome, Pa. 18837, or to Sayre House 1001 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa. 18840 in Pauline Ugliuzza’s memory.

WASHBURN –MARION G. DODGE, 77, of Potterville RD 1, Orwell Township, Rome, Pa., died Monday morning, Dec. 21, 1998, at the Sayre House, in Sayre, Pa.  She was born on Dec. 17, 1921, on Mr. Pleasant, Nichols, N.Y., a daughter of the late Gilbert and Orpha (Spencer) Washburn.  She attended a one-room school house on Mt. Pleasant and later at the Cady School House.   Marion enjoyed shuffleboard, playing pool, cards and listening to country music.  She was an avid collector of frogs and would often share her collection with those that would visit.  Marion is survived by her children; daughters and son-in-law, Lois (Dodge) and Peter Kinney, Brea, Calif., Andrea (Dodge) Barse, Vestal, N.Y.; sons and daughters-in-law, Arvin and Jean (Leasure) Dodge, Nichols, Edmund and Ginger (Ward) Dodge, Masonville, N.Y., Steve and Wanda (Crawford) Clearwater of Barton, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.  Marion is also survived by a longtime friend, Charles Collins, Potterville; his children, Charles Alfred Collins, Jr., Sayre, Roger Collins, Potterville, Kevin and Pat Collins, Roanoke, Va., Sandra and Phil Jewett, Rome, Pa.  Marion was predeceased by her brothers, Walter and Leon Washburn; her sisters, Dorothy Campbell and Hazel Collins; Charles’ son, Larry Collins.  Funeral services for Marion will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, at 2 p.m. from the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 Main St., Nichols, N.Y., with Rev. Donald A. Anderson, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Darling Cemetery.  The family will receive their friends on Wednesday, from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.  With Marion’s great love for children, friends are asked to remember the Ronald McDonald House, 1027-29 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, N.Y. or the American Cancer Society, 57 Front St., Binghamton, N.Y. in her memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

Fred L. WHEATON
Fred L. Wheaton, 86, of Rome RD, died at 9:30 o’clock last night at the home of his son, Merton Wheaton, near Potterville.  He was a retired farmer and had spent practically all of his life in the Potterville area.   Besides his son, he is survived by four grandchildren.  The body was removed to the Pinnock Funeral Home in LeRaysville where friends may call any time.  Services will be held there Friday at 2 p.mp. with the Rev. R.E. Merrifield of LeRaysville officiating.  Burial will be in Darling cemetery, Potterville.  The Daily Review – 18 Aug 1954

MERTON B. WHEATON ‘PREACH’, 87, of Rome RR 1 (Potterville), died Thursday afternoon, July 13, 1995, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following a period of declining health.  The son of the late Fred L. and Harriett Beardslee Wheaton, he was born on March 9, 1908, in the house in which he resided until his death.  On March 7, 1931, he married Margaret Evelyn Inman.  Together they raised four children and worked the family dairy farm until poor health forced their retirement.  Merton was also a sawmill operator and a craftsman with many skills such as designing, constructing and repairing machinery for himself and his neighbors.  As a young man “Preach” was an outstanding pitcher for the Potterville baseball team.  Merton served on the advisory committee for the construction of the “new” Warren Center and at the time of the consolidation of the Northeast Bradford School District.  He also served as a director of the Darling Cemetery Association for 44 years mostly in the capacity of secretary-treasurer.  He leaves behind his loving and devoted wife of 64 years, Margaret Evelyn Wheaton; his daughters and sons-in-law: Evelyn Hall, Betty and Albert Moore, Dorothy and Wayne Keeney; a son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Jamie Wheaton; his special grandchildren: Steve, Sue and Scott Hall, David and Eric Moore, Curt, Shannon, Paul and Brett Keeney, Jil Rockwell, John, Lisa and Neil Wheaton and Brian Reynolds; 12 great-grandchildren and many friends.  He was predeceased by his infant brother, a granddaughter, Crystal Keeney in 1963, and a son-in-law, Richard Hall on May 14, 1995.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 1995, at 1 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 73 Main St., Nichols, N.Y., with rev. Joel Histand officiating.  Interment will follow in the Darling Cemetery, Potterville.  The family will receive their friends on Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the chapel and from noon until the time of the service on Tuesday.  Friends who wish may remember the Windham Ambulance Association, Rome, PA in memory of Merton B. Wheaton.

WILLIAMS - Donna E. Williams Stewart, 65, of Potterville, Pa., died unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, April 10, 2008. Donna is survived by her beloved husband of 49 years, Douglas Stewart; her son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Kelly Stewart, Potterville; her daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Vincent Neville, Warren Center, Pamela Stewart and her longtime friend and companion, Cheryl Racine, Daytona, Fla., Wendy Goodwin, Potterville, Candy Murray, Orange Park, Fla., and Kimberly and Matthew Wilks, Warren Center. Also surviving are her 12 cherished grandchildren, Karen, Christopher, Douglas, Joshua, Justin, Kelsey, Brian, Sean, Matthew, Sarah, Katie and Macy; three great-granddaughters, Megan, Ava and Lexie Rose; her brother, Richard (Martha) Spencer, Troy; sisters, Nina (Daniel) Snodgrass, Towanda, and Linda (Randy) Jennings, Potterville; mother-in-law, Dorothy Stewart, Montrose; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, William and Shirley Stewart, Shirley and Delmar O'Rourke, Wallace and Rosemary Stewart, Richard and Paulette Stewart, and Doris Spencer. Donna was born on Aug. 14, 1942, in Sayre, Pa., a daughter of the late Donald and Mildred (Mosier) Williams. She was also predeceased by her brother Leslie Spencer and her father-in-law, Robert Stewart. Doug and Donna were married on Jan 16, 1959, in LeRaysville. Since then, Donna has been Doug's partner on their Locust Lane Farm, assisting him in every aspect and detail of farming while she raised her family, nurtured and loved her grandchildren, and baked pies and roasted turkeys for church suppers, and any other fund raising events. Her grandchildren say she made the best "skettie" in the world and her lemon meringue and coconut pies were prize-winning. Donna was a member of LeRaysville OES No. 498, very active in 4-H from the time her children were small until the present, and was a show exhibitor of their Registered Holsteins and Ayrshire at the Troy and Wyoming fairs and the Harrisburg State Show. She received many premier breeder and exhibitor awards. She was also very proud of the Suffolk and Montadale Sheep she raised. Donna will be greatly missed by her loving family and many, many friends. A celebration of Donna's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y. Pastor R. Bernell Burkholder Jr. and Brother John Histand will officiate. Interment will follow in the Darling Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, where Eastern Star will conduct services at 6:45 p.m. Those who wish may kindly consider directing memorials to HOPS Ambulance Association or the LeRaysville Fire Co. in loving memory of Donna Stewart.  Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  Daily Review on 4/12/2008.

WOLFE - Daily Review
Virginia Wolfe Silcox, 68, of Rome RR 1, Orwell Twp., Pa, formerly of King of Prussia, Pa. died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Born Sept. 9, 1934 in Radnor, Pa. she was a daughter of the late Meredith and Dorothy Friedhoffer Wolfe. Virginia was a graduate of Tredyffrin-Eastown High School, Berwyn, Pa., Class of 1952. On June, 12, 1954 she married C. Robert "Bob" Silcox in St. Martins Episcopal Church in Radnor, Pa. Virginia's main interest in life encompassed her home and family. Surviving are her husband of 48 years, C. Robert "Bob" Silcox, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Allen and Denise Silcox, of Schwenksville, Pa, Steven Scott and Michelle Silcox, of Collegville, Pa.; two granddaughters, Sharon Silcox and Lacey Ross. The funeral service will be held Monday, Nov. 4, 2002 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Maureen Hipple, rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, Pa., officiating. Interment will follow in the Darling Cemetery, Orwell, Twp., Pa. The family will receive friends on Monday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

 

YATES Ernest F. "Ernie" Yates Sr.

68, of Potterville, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. "Ernie," as he was known by his family and friends, was born June 15, 1944 in Sayre, the son of Robert Yates Sr. and Marjorie Smith Yates. In early years he was employed by the Tamarack Farm in Standing Stone and was later employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 25 years until declining health no longer permitted him to continue. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing and was a social member of Haigh's Pond VFW Post No. 6824, Rome.He is survived by his children, Pam Franklin of Potterville and Ernest Yates Jr. and his fianceé Sheila Horton of Rome; grandsons, William Franklin Jr. of Warren Center and Harland Franklin of Potterville; sisters and brothers-in-law Amanda Johnson of Wysox, Rose and Fred Sites of Towanda, Lillian Vanderpool of Towanda, Darlene Yates and Richy Leighton of Towanda, Tina and Robert Robinson of Wysox, Frank Horton of Rome and Ting Leighton of Wysox; brothers and sisters-in-law Eddy and Mary Yates of Rome, Ronnie and Dawn Yates of Wysox and Billy and Wanda Yates of Towanda; mother-in-law, Clara Wizelman of Wysox; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Richard McNeal and his wife Lois of North Carolina, Randy McNeal and his wife Terry of Athens and Greg Simons and his wife Lisa of Rome; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Connie VanHorn and her husband Jim of Elmira, N.Y., Donna Smith and her husband Irvin Jr. of Rome, Pat Coyle and her husband Tim of Barton, N.Y. and Terri LaBarre and her fiancé Dave Hamm of Rome; a special aunt, Gwen Lovelady of Florida; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Dorothy "Dotti" McNeal Yates on Sept. 17, 2010, brothers, Lewis, Walt, Robert Jr. and Lyle and sisters, Kathy Johnson, Marion (Harrison) Fenton, Shirley (Charles) Fulton, Marilyn Horton, and Colleen Yates.  The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Robert Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the Darling Cemetery, Orwell Twp.  The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.   In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be directed to the VFW Post No. 6824 Ladies Auxiliary Cancer Fund, 1468 Haigh's Pond Road, Rome, PA 18837, to the Hematology-Oncology Department, Robert Packer Hospital, Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840 or to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, in care of James W. Seipler, secretary-treasurer, 606 Ridge Road, Rome, PA 18837 in Ernie's memory.    Towanda Daily Review – September 26, 2012 

 

DUANE L. YOUNG, 84 of Union Valley Road, RR 3, Box 3127, Rome died peacefully Saturday evening, June 27, 1992 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital following a lingering illness.  Duane was born on Oct. 10, 1907 in Monroeton, the son of William M. “Willy” and Bessie (Spencer) Young.  He attended Monroeton Elementary and Towanda High schools.  On June 20, 1960 he married the former Elma (Pendleton) Young in Havre de Grace, Md.  Duane was a well-known sales representative for the Towanda Wholesale Co., retiring in 1970 following 26 years of service.  He also has been employed by the Department of Highways and John Deere Co. as a salesman.  Duane was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and trapping.  In his early years he played the valve trombone with the Monroeton Band.  He also enjoyed his garden and was fond of growing plants, vegetables and various fruits.  A prominent resident of the Rome community, he took great pride in his community, his family, his home and his church.  He was member of the North Rome Wesleyan Church and had served as trustee and a member of the church choir.  He was a member of Evergreen Lodge No. 163 F&AM of Monroeton and the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Towanda, NMJ and a member of the Consistory of Williamsport.  For many years he was a member of the Monroeton Borough Council and had served as a Democratic Committeeman for 23 years.   In addition to his loving wife of 32 years, Elma at home, he is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Jane Young of Athens, Mary and Roe Russell of Rome RR 3 and Shirley and Lewis Rockwell of Wysox RR2; his sons and daughters-in-law, John and Irene Young of Rome RR 1, Robert and Nancy Ross of Rome RR 3 and Dr. Gary and Louise Ross of Clay Center, Neb.; a brother and sister-in-law, Malcolm and Ruth Young of Towanda; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Inez Hutcheson of Bracketville, Texas, Elise and Irvin Shiner of Edgewood, Md. And Jolene and Wilbur King of Monroeton; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by a sister, Maxine Watson; two brothers, Kenneth Young and Adrian Young and a grandson, Richard Russell.  Services will be held on Wednesday, July 1 at 11 a.m. at the North Rome Wesleyan Church with Mr. Young’s pastor, the Rev. M. Richard Wolfe officiating, assisted by the Rev. Edward K. Ross a grandson of Duane’s.  Burial will follow in the family plot in the Darling Cemetery, Orwell Township.  The family will provide its own flowers.  Those who wish may remember the North Rome Wesleyan Church, the Heart Fund or the American Diabetes Association in memory of Duane.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 82 Main St., Nichols.  Masonic services will be conducted at 8 p.m. by the Evergreen Lodge.  –Towanda Daily Review


COOK?     Potterville, May 4, On Sunday May 3, the funeral for Mrs. Frances Cook was held at the Potterville Church.  Rev. Harris assisted by Rev. Zimmerman officiated  The flowers were many and beautiful.  They spoke of the high regard in which she was held by those who loved her and by those who knew her best.  She is sruvived by two daughters, Mrs. Leora Arnold of and Mrs. Fannie Sink; two sons Robert of Gillette's Bridge Tyler Cook of  West Warren; two sisters and four brothers.  Interment was in the Darling Cemtery.  RHW 5 May 1942 Towanda Daily Review..

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