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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

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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.

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

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.

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.

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

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 –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

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

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.

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)


 
 

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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 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.

 

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

 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifROSS - Wyalusing Rocket October 13, 2005
“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

 

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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