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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Obituary & Clipping Section
Bradford County, Pennsylvania

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

East Canton Cemetery, Canton Township, Bradford County, PA
Obituaries 

 

 

Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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

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

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

 

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ANDREW SAVACOOL was born in Still Water Township, Sussex County, New Jersey, July 15, 1818 and died in LeRoy April 19, 1893.  He was converted to God in the year 1858 and joined the M. E. church.  Three years ago his wife, Lydia preceded him to the better land, triumphing in the Christian faith.  Five children survive him; three sons and two daughters.  On the 23d day of May 1847, they left Warren County, New Jersey and came to LeRoy, Bradford County, Pa., where he lived the remainder of his days.  Mr. Savacoool, like many others, neglected his Christian duties for awhile, but a little more than a year before his death he made a new consecration to God, and since that time the Bible has been his constant study and his hope in Christ was firm.  He has gone to join loved ones on the golden shore.  His funeral took place on Friday at 2 p.m. from the M. E. Church in East Canton, where Rev. H. J. Heineman preached from the text in Luke 15:37.  A large number of friends and relatives were present.  His remains were laid to rest in the East Canton Cemetery to await the summons on the resurrection morning.  When we all hope to meet again.

 

SAVACOOL Carlyle

During the early morning hours of Saturday, February 4th, 2012, former Canton resident Carlyle Savacool died quietly at Tioga Health Care Center in Waverly, NY. He was 89 years of age. Born in LeRoy Township on September 6th, 1922, he was the son of Victor and Clara Etta (Morgan) Savacool. For many years he operated a successful excavating and contracting business in Canton, retiring in 1977. He was a member of Canton Lodge #429 L.O.O.M., as well as American Legion Post# 154 in Elmira Heights. In accordance with Mr. Savacool’s expressed wishes there will be no public services. Interment will be in East Canton Cemetery. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.   Canton Independent Sentinel – February 11, 2012

 

CHARLES VICTOR (VIC) SAVACOOL, 74 of 161 Troy St., Canton died early Monday morning, Aug. 6, 1973 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  He was born in East Canton Dec. 31, 1898 a son of John and Ida Wright Savacool.  He was a retired dairy farmer, retiring 12 years ago.  For the past 10 years he was a house painter in the Canton area.  An avid bowler for 35 years, he bowled in two leagues, Troy and East Canton.  Mr. and Mrs. Savacool observed their 53rd wedding anniversary in October of 1972.  He is survived by his wife, the former Clara Morgan; two sons, Edward of Lakewood, Calif.; Carlyle of Millerton; two step-sons, Leslie Tunnicliff at home; Burdett Tunnicliff of Elmira; one step-daughter, Mrs. Max (Dorothy) Rockwell of Sayre; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, Lester Savacool of Athens.  Funeral services will be held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Wednesday at 10 a.m.  Officiating will be the Rev. Melvin Shultz, pastor of the LeRoy Baptist Church.  Burial will be in the East Canton Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review

SCARBOROGH –ETHEL J. TWITCHELL, 79, of Canton RR 1 died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999 at home following a lengthy illness.  She and her husband, Carlos “Twich” Twitchell observed their 59th wedding anniversary Oct. 27.  She was a graduate of Abington High School and Chesboro Seminary in Rochester, NY.  She was a member of Lakeland Free Methodist Church in Florida and the East Canton United Methodist Church, where she was choir director, treasurer and Sunday school teacher.  She enjoyed traveling and working on crafts.  Born March 5, 1919 in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of William B. and Pearl B. Scarborogh.  Surviving are a daughter, Joyce Haire of Canton; a son, Larry of Fraizer Park, Calif.; a sister, Grace Rushik of Gerry, NY; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Preceding her in death was a brother, Noel Landing.  A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the East Canton United Methodist Church with her pastors, the Rev. Lisa Calhoon of East Canton and the Rev. John Hendricks of Lakeland, Fla., officiating.  Interment will be in the East Canton Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements are being handled by Pepper’s, Springbrook Drive.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

 

SCOTT Ronald A. Scott

52, of Cocoa, Fla., (formally of Troy, Pa.) went to be with our Heavenly Father on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, after a very short battle with lung cancer. He was born May 15, 1961, in Blossburg, Pa. He is predeceased by his father, John Scott, and mother, Viola Bump. Ron attended Troy area schools and is noted for his desire to make everyone laugh. He was a self-employed painting contractor in Cocoa, Fla., well-known and possessed a host of friends. Survivors include his sons, Travis Scott (granddaughter, Madilynn) and Damion Scott; step-father, George (Sonny) Bump; fiancé, Dorothy Pirtle; brothers, Robert (Kim) Scott and Duane (Susan) Scott; sisters, Mrs. Darwin (Rose) Nudd, Mrs. Keith (Renee) Chilson and Mrs. Joyce Scott Hackett; and many aunts/uncles, nieces/nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Leroy Baptist Church in Leroy, Pa. Interment will be at a later date at the East Canton Cemetery.  Towanda Daily Review - September 17, 2013

 

SCOTT Viola Bump
72, of Canton, was called home to her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at her home following a courageous battle with lung cancer. Viola May Scott Bump was born in Starkey, N.Y. on Aug. 21, 1938, a daughter of the late John D. and Louise P. (Doty) Scott. On Nov. 7, 1977, she married George "Sonny" Bump in Towanda. Viola enjoyed working and was employed at Bradford County Manor, Eureka and American Silk & Label Companies until retiring. She was close with her family and loved them all very much. She was a person who would help anyone she could. Viola was a member of the LeRoy Independent Baptist Church. She loved times shared with children and grandchildren and enjoyed playing bingo and croquet.  Surviving are her husband of 33 years, George, of Canton; four children, Rose (Darwin) Nudd of Cogan Station, Renee (Keith) Chilson of Luthers Mills, Ronald Scott of Virginia and Robert (Kim) Scott of Evans, Ga.; step-children, Misty Bump of Dushore and Daniel Barr of Towanda; eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Joyce Hackett of Lowman, N.Y.; a brother, Duane (Susan) Scott of Durell; special friends, Charles VanHorn and his family, Theresa (Richard) Chamberlain; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, Viola was predeceased by siblings, Connie Chilson, Bradley, John and Lloyd Scott; and a special friend, Barbara VanHorn. Family invites friends to attend a memorial service to honor Viola's life at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at the LeRoy Independent Baptist Church, with pastor Rev. Ronnie Bly officiating. Burial will be private in East Canton Cemetery. Those who wish may direct memorials to the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society , 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701; or the LeRoy Independent Baptist Church, RR1 Box 225, Canton, PA 17724. The Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton, is assisting the family with arrangements. - Towanda Daily Review, September 27, 2010

SECHRIST –CATHERINE (SECHRIST) RAKER - On the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, well-known Canton resident Catherine (Sechrist) Raker died quietly at the Bradford County Manor.  She was 87 years of age.  Born April 3, 1919 on a dairy farm at Pine Hill, near Roaring Branch, she was the daughter of Henry and Esmerelda (Miller) Sechrist.  Catherine was valedictorian of Canton High School class of 1937.  It was while attending a square dance at Curly's Inn on Bloss Mountain that she met a young man named Glenn Raker.  They courted for six years and were united in marriage at Williamsport's Pine St. Methodist Church on April 24, 1942, while Glenn was on furlough from the Army.  Catherine was employed by the First National Bank of Canton for 47 years, retiring in 1986 as the bank's first female vice president. She had been a member of the Business and Professional Women of Canton, as well as treasurer of the Green Free Library for many years.  Catherine enjoyed her flower garden, raising strawberries and reading.  She was also a woman of great faith, and enjoyed the fellowship of the North Union Christian Church.  She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Glenn, at home, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Bock, and brothers, Paul, Ritner, Clyde, Clifford and Clarence Sechrist.  Calling hours will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Inc. 40 N. Center St. in Canton and will resume Saturday at 10 a.m. Services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating and interment will be in East Canton Cemetery.  The family will provide the flowers and suggest that memorial contributions be directed to the Green Free Library, 14 N. Center St. Canton, Pa. or to the charity of one's choice.  –Towanda Daily Review

WILLIAM CLYDE SECHRIST, 89 of RR 1, Box 76, Canton died Monday, Dec. 13, 1993 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington, Pa.  Mr. Sechrist was born April 15, 1904 at Roaring Branch, Tioga County, Pa. a son of Henry and Esmerelda Miller Sechrist.  He was a self-employed carpenter and also worked for S.E. Williams Inc. of Canton.  He worked on the construction of the Pentagon.  Clyde was a member of the Grover Church of Christ and an associate member of the East Canton United Methodist Church.  He was a member of the F. & A.M. Lodge No. 415, Canton; the Scottish Rite Bodies Valley of Towanda; the Williamsport Consistory; the Roaring Branch I.O.O.F. and the Keystone Carpenters Union, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.  Surviving are: his wife, Evelyn VanDyke Sechrist.  They celebrated 32 years of marriage April 22, 1993.  Also surviving are children and their spouses, Julie and Paul Landon of Tunkhannock, Kay and Dale Groover of Newark, N.J. and C. Romaine and Betty Sechrist of Canton RR 1; step-children, Alice Zumba and Tom Feeney of Santa Rosa, Calif., L. Scott and Elaine Shedden of Canton RR 1, Davis and Maxine Shedden of Canton RR 2 and Leo and Jennie Shedden of Ann Arbor, Mich.; 13 grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Catherine Raker of Canton RR 2 and Elizabeth Beck of East Point, Pa.; one brother, Clifford Sechrist of Liberty, Pa.  He was predeceased by his first wife, Ophelia Tebo Sechrist, who died May 16, 1968 and three brothers, Paul, Ritner and Clarence Sechrist.  Visitation will be held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1993 from 7 to 8:445 p.m. and from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16.  The Masons will conduct a memorial service for their departed brother at 8:45 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, Dec. 16, 1993 with the Rev. Jeffery Patton, pastor of East Canton United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the East Canton Cemetery, Canton Twp.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the East Canton United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or the Grover Church of Christ Memorial Fund.  –Towanda Daily Review

GEORGE SEELEY SR., 66, long time resident of Canton Township died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Born on July 4, 1940 at his family’s home in Canton Township, he was the son of Rose (Walcheski) Seeley and the late H. Herman Seeley.  After graduating from Canton High School with the class of 1958, George purchased a dairy farm in Canton Township that he operated for over 30 years.  On January 27, 1962 he married the former Janice Frease.  They were blessed with four sons and shared 45 wonderful years together.  He was a member of the First Christian Church of Alba.  George was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.  A hardworking man, he liked to stay busy and enjoyed rebuilding tractors and snowmobiling.  In addition to his mother, Rose Seeley of Canton, he is survived by his wife, Janice; three sons, George Jr. (Luann), Jack (Tina) and Allen (April) all of Canton; grandchildren Kayla, Korey, Josh, Mindy and Aleecia who will join the Seeley family soon.  Also surviving are a sister, Linda (Robert) Griffin of Canton; a brother-in-law, Lawrence (Donna) Frease of Sayre and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by a son, Scott Seeley in 1970.  The funeral service was held March 17 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton with Rev. Jasper Smith and Rev. Jay Morris officiating.  Burial will be in East Canton Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel 3/22/2007

H. HERMAN SEELEY, 82 Canton RR 2 died early Saturday morning, May 25, 1996 at Towanda Memorial Hospital.  Born March 7, 1914 in Canton Township, he was the son of the late Edgar and Jennie Rightmire Seeley.  Herman married the former Rose Walcheski on December 11, 1937 in Canton.  They owned and operated the family’s dairy farm in Canton Township until 1965.  Mr. Seeley then worked as a self-employed excavator for 28 years until his retirement in 1993.  Following retirement, Mr. Seeley was very active.  One of his favorite past times was restoring antiques, especially older farm tractors.  Herman enjoyed life.  His main interest encompassed the love he shared for his home and family.  He was a member of the First Christian Church, Alba.  Surviving are; his wife, Rose Seeley at home; son and daughter-in-law, George Sr. and Janice Seeley, Canton; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Robert Griffin, Canton; four grandsons and a granddaughter; five great-grandchildren; a nephew and many cousins.  He was preceded in death by a grandson, Scott Seeley in March 1970 and his sister, Hilda Austin in March 1973.  The funeral service was held Tuesday, May 28 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister officiating.  Pallbearers were George Sr., Jack and Allen Seeley; Mark Griffin, Steve Deeghan and Craig Castle.  Interment was in the East Canton Cemetery.  The family suggests memorials be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association, PO Box 38, Canton, PA in Mr. Seeley’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

KAYLIN SEELEY, during the evening of Wednesday, July 13, 2005, Kaylin Roberta Seeley, infant daughter of Granville Township residents Jeff and Bonnie (Morgan) Seeley was called by the Father unto Himself.  Now she has joined the heavenly choir of angels.  But her all-too-brief stay in this world has secured a place in the hearts of her loving family.  Some people dream of angels, but for a brief moment this family got to hold one.  In addition to her parents, Kaylin is survived by her brother, Alex Jeffrey Seeley, at home, grandparents Robert and Kay Seeley and Doyle and Marilyn Morgan, and great-grandmothers Doris Seeley and Wilma Morgan, all of Canton; aunts and uncles, Amy Stone, Karen and Travis Ayres, and Lori and Robb Dunn; cousins Cassandra and Morgan Stone, Cam and Jadyn Ayres and Mia Dunn; as well as numerous great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins.  She was preceded in death by great-grandparents Randy and Winona Campbell, Lloyd Seeley, Dean Morgan, and Bill and Robert Mowatt.  A private funeral service will be held at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home of Canton, followed by a private interment in East Canton Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review.

ROBERT LLOYD SEELEY - On the morning of Saturday, March 31, 2007, Robert Lloyd Seeley, 63, of Canton, Pennsylvania died peacefully in his sleep at home while surrounded by his loving family. Robert, or Bob as he was more commonly called, the son of Lloyd and Doris (Williams) Seeley, was born on September 22, 1943 at Cora Ross's Maternity Home in Canton, PA. Bob attended the Canton School District, graduated from Canton High School in 1961 and was a graduate of Rochester Business Institute in 1963, earning his Associate's Degree in Business Administration. While in high school, Bob met the love of his life, Kay Louise Campbell, whom he married on March 21, 1964. Bob and Kay recently celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary. Bob was employed by Ground Water Systems in Bloomfield, NY, at the time of his passing. Bob was passionate about his job and enjoyed interacting with his coworkers and all of his customers. Prior to that, Bob operated the family farm with his brother, Fred Seeley from 1976 to 1991. Prior to 1976, he was employed on the sale end of the water pump business. Bob was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed doing everything with his grandchildren, from playing board games to pulling them in a wagon, coloring, swinging them on a swing set, gardening, reading to them and taking walks in "The Grove." Bob and Kay also enjoyed vacationing with their children and grandchildren, particularly Ocean City, MD. Bob also loved to travel, having made several trips to Las Vegas over the years, which earned him the affectionate title of "Mr. Las Vegas", as he knew "The Strip" like the back of his hand. He and Kay also enjoyed going on cruises, the most recent one being to the Caribbean. Bob also enjoyed hunting, playing Trivial Pursuit, playing cards, listening to music, doing yard work and gardening, more specifically working in his strawberry patch, but most of all, Bob enjoyed living life and spending time with his family and friends. Bob considered every day a gift. Bob was a member of Canton Moose Lodge #429. In addition to his wife, Kay, Bob is survived by his mother, Doris Seeley, Canton, PA; three children, Jeff and his wife, Bonnie (Morgan) Seeley of Granville Summit, PA, Lori and her husband, Robb Dunn of Summerville, SC, and Karen and her husband, Travis Ayres of Granville Summit, PA; five grandchildren, Alex and Madelyn Seeley, Mia Dunn and Cam and Jadyn Ayres; sisters, Mary Faith and Dick Van Noy of Etters, PA, Lucinda and Glenn Stone of Trinity, NC; and brother, Fred and Bev Seeley of Canton, PA; special sisters and brothers-in-law, Susan and Alan Hoover of Canton, PA, Janice and Gary Smith of Corning, NY, and Lois and Fran Leggett of Torrance, CA; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends. Bob was predeceased by his father, Lloyd Harvey Seeley in 1980; mother-in-law, Winona (Priset) Campbell in 1994; father-in-law, Franklin R. "Randy" Campbell in 2000; and his granddaughter, Kaylin Roberta Seeley in 2005. Bob will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Calling hours will be Monday, April 2, 2007, at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m.  Burial will immediately follow at the East Canton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that all donations be made in Robert Seeley's name to the Family House, 233 McKee Place, Pittsburgh, PA.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

ROY W. SEELEY
 Roy W. Seeley, 56, Canton RR 2, PA, died Thursday, April 7, 1994 at home. He was born February 17, 1938 in Canton, a son of Dean and Alma Stone Seeley. Roy was a 1956 graduate of Canton High School and served with the US Army from 1957-1959. He was a project manager for various construction companies. Roy was a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish, the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 429, Canton, the National Rifle Association and a former member of the Canton Rod and Gun Club. Surviving are his wife, Elaine Bovier Seeley; his parents, Dean and Alma Seeley, Canton; daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and James Dean, Canton; son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Edwin and Lisa Seeley, Whitneyville; son and his fiance, Craig Seeley and Tracy Barrett, Troy; stepson and his fiance, Kirk Bedford and Kellie Fitzwater, Canton; stepdaughter, Kim Bedford, Camp Hill; ten grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Pat and James (Smokey) Crandell, Troy; and a sister-in-law, Kathy Seeley, Canton; several nieces and nephews. Roy was predeceased by a brother, Keith Seeley, in 1991. Funeral services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on April 10 with interment to be in East Canton Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy in Roy's memory may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association, Canton, PA 17724 or the Leukemia Society of America, 298 S. Progress Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17109. (TGR, Thursday, April 14, 1994)

SEGUR –DOROTHY WILLIAMS – On the evening of March 8, 2007, Canton resident Dorothy Elizabeth (Segur) Williams, 81, died quietly at Bradford County Manor.  Born at her family’s farm on Armenia Mountain (Ward Township) on Dec. 8, 1925, she was the daughter of Leon and Nettie (Boyd) Segur.  She was blessed with a strong work ethic and even before graduating, she worked as a secretary at Canton High School.  After high school she worked as a secretary for the former George Crain Motors in Canton.  Following that, she was employed by the former Swayze Folding Box Co. and later; Canton Manufacturing retiring in 1990.  Mrs. Williams had a special place in her heart for animals, especially cats.  She also was an avid and skilled bowler for as long as her health would permit.  She was devoted to her extended family, never passing up an opportunity to fellowship with those she held dear.  Quiet and unassuming, Dorothy could make you laugh by means of her quick humor, or tug at your heart strings with her thought-provoking poetry, all of which was accompanied by her twinkling eyes and pleasant smile.  She was a woman who walked in the Light of the lord.  She was a lifelong member of the Ward United Methodist Church, where she served faithfully for many years as pianist.  Surviving are brother; Francis (and Janet) Segur, Canton; special niece, Shellie Koser of Ward Township, as well as numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Leon and Nettie Segur; brother, James Segur; sisters, Famie Andrus, Florence McIlwain and Eloise Stalker and her daughter, Linda Williams McConnell.  The funeral was held March 13 from the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home Inc. with Reverend James House and Assistant Pastor Mike Wilson officiating.  Interment was in East Canton Cemetery.  The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

LEMUEL B. SHADDUCK, 73 Canton died December 23, 1990 at Troy Community Hospital.  He was born July 5, 1917 in Troy Township, a son of Dean B. Shadduck and Marian Brooks Shadduck.  Mr. Shadduck was a 1936 Canton High School graduate.  Mr. Shadduck was employed as a serviceman for North Penn Glass Co. for 19˝ years and by Prestons Inc., as a floor installer.  He was a member of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Canton and a member of the VFW No. 714, Canton.  Mr. Shadduck served in the Army during World War II (July 23, 1941 to Oct. 15, 1945).  He received the Good Conduct Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and two Bronze Stars, American Defense Service Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal with three Bronze Stars.  He served in the New Guinea, Southern Philippines and Luzon campaigns.  He was discharged as a sergeant.  Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Virginia M. (Merritt) Shadduck; daughter, Ms. Bonnie E. Porter, Horseheads, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Gary B. and Kathie L. Goodwin, East Smithfield; sister and brother-in-law, Robert M. and Bernice Spencer, Casselberry, Fl; five grandchildren, Mrs. Amy Vargason, Ulster RD 2, Jay Kennedy, East Smithfield, Cory Goodwin, East Smithfield, Kelly porter and Christopher Porter, Horseheads; on great-grandson, Mitchell Vargason, Ulster RD 2; one aunt, several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.  The funeral service was held Friday at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with Rev. David Morris, his pastor officiating.  Interment was in East Canton Cemetery, Canton Township.  Memorials may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association or to the American Cancer Society.  –Towanda Daily Review

MARTIN L. SHAFFER, 73, OF Canton RD1, died at his home Saturday, March 1, 1991, following an extended illness.  Mr. Shaffer was born April 21, 1917, in Sommerset County, Pa., the son of Charles and Ellen Heckman Shaffer.  He graduated from Ferndale High School in Cambria County and the Third Class Ross Leffler Conservation School, Brockway.  Mr. Shaffer was a veteran of World War II and a district game protector for 10 years.  He worked at Thatcher Glass Company in Elmira for 30 years until he retired.  Mr. Shaffer was a member of the Benscreek Lutheran Church, the National Rifle Association, American Legion Post No. 945, the North American Hunting Club, the National Wild Turkey federation, the Isaak Walton League, Minnequa Grange No. 754.  Mr. Shaffer was past PTA president both on the local and county levels and a past treasurer for Little League.  Surviving are his wife of 39 years Margaret Allen Shaffer; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Lois Shaffer of Canton, Michael and Emily Shaffer of Chester, NH; grandchildren, Heather, Amber, Jennifer, David and Kathryn Margaret; brother, Charles Shaffer of Burlington, NJ; sisters, Laura Spory of Boswell, PA, Mary Custer and Elma Williamson, Davidsville, PA; sister and brother-in-law, Jim and Bettie Allen of Canton; nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Mr. Shaffer was predeceased by his brothers, Harold, Herbert, and John.  Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Richard Barner, pastor of the Ecumenical Parish, Canton, officiating.  Interment was in East Canton Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 515 So. Main St., Athens, PA, or the charity of one’s choice in Martin’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

Obit cut from Canton or Towanda's newspaper, Dec 1990.
Lemuel B SHADDUCK
Lemuel B Shadduck, 73, Canton, died Dec 23, 1990, at Troy Community Hospital.   He was born July 5, 1917, in Troy Twp, a son of Dean B Shadduck and Marian Brooks Shadduck.   Mr Shadduck was a 1936 Canton High School graduate.   Mr Shadduck was employed as a serviceman for North Penn Gas co for 19 1/2 years, and by Prestons Inc, as a floor installer.  He was a member of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Canton, and a member of the VFW No 714, Canton.  Mr Shadduck served in the Army during World War II (July 23, 1941 to Oct 15, 1945).  He received the Good Conduct Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and two Bronze Stars, American Defense Service medal and the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal with three Bronze Stars.  He served in the New guinea, Southern Philippines, and Luzon campaigns.  He was discharged as a sergeant.  Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Virginia M (Merritt) Shadduck; daughter, Ms Bonnie E Parter, Horseheads, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Gary B and Kathie L Goodwin, East Smithfield; sister and brother-in-law, Robert M and Bernice Spencer, Casselberry, FL; five grandchildren, Mrs Amy Vargason, Ulster RD 2, Jay Kennedy, East Smithfield; Cory Goodwin, East Smithfield; Kelly Porter and Christopher Porter, Horseheads; one great-grandson, Mitchell Vargason, Ulster RD 2; one aunt; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a host of friends. The funeral service was held Friday at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with Rev David Morris, his pastor officiating.  Interment was in East Canton Cemetery, Canton Twp. Memorials may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Assn or to the American Cancer Society.

SHADDUCK Lemuel B. Shadduck
Lemuel B. Shadduck, 73, of 16 N. Washington St., Canton, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 1990, at Troy Community Hospital. Born July 5, 1917, in Troy Township, he was the son of Dean B. Shadduck and Marian Brooks Shadduck. Mr. Shadduck was a Canton High School graduate in 1936. He married Virginia M. Merritt, on Dec. 24, 1941. Lemuel was a serviceman for North Penn Gas Co. for 19 ˝ years. He also was employed by Prestons Inc., as a floor installer. He was a member of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Canton, and a member of the VFW No. 714, Canton. Lemuel served in the Army during World War II (July 23, 1941, to Oct. 15, 1945). He received the Good Conduct Medal, Phillipine Liberation Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, American Defense Service Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal with three Bronze Stars. He served in the New Guinea, Southern Phillipines and Luzon campaigns. He was discharged as a sergeant.  Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Virginia M. (Merritt) Shadduck; daughter, Ms. Bonnie E. Porter, Horseheads, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Gary B. and Kathie L Goodwin, East Smithfield; sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Bernice Spencer, Casselberry, Fla.; five grandchildren, Mrs. Amy Vargason of Ulster RD 2, Jay Kennedy of East Smithfield, Cory Goodwin of East Smithfield, Kelly Porter and Christopher Porter of Horseheads; one great-grandson, Mitchell Vargason, Ulster RD 2; one aunt: several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of friends. The funeral service will be held Friday, Dec. 28, 1990, at 11 am, at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton. The Rev. David B. Morris, his pastor will officiate. Interment will be in East Canton Cemetery, Canton Township. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 pm at the funeral home. The Canton VFW Post No. 714 will accord military honors. Memorials may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association or to the American Cancer Society.

SHADDUCK Lemuel B. Shadduck
Lemuel B. Shadduck, 73, of 16 N. Washington St., Canton, died Sunday, Dec 23, 1990, at Troy Community Hospital. The funeral service will be held Friday, Dec. 28, 1990, at 11 am, at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton. The Rev. David B. Morris, his pastor, will officiate.  Interment will be in East Canton Cemetery, Canton Township, Bradford County. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 pm at the funeral home. The Canton VRW Post No. 714 will accord military honors. Memorials may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association or to the American Cancer Society.

SHATTUCK -  Daily Review, Julia Nellie Brown, 99, died peacefully in her sleep on Friday morning, Nov. 21, 2003, at the Susquehanna Nursing Home. She was a former resident of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. She is survived by her daughter, Betty Mosteller of Endicott, and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a nephew. Nellie was a member of the Eastern Star and the Rosicrusians. She was gifted in the arts, music and poetry. A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, 2003 at the East Canton Cemetery, East Canton, Pa. Arrangements are by the Chopyak-Scheider Funeral Home of Binghamton, N.Y.

LLOYD ARMOND SHATTUCK.  On the afternoon of March 1, 2005, Canton resident Lloyd Armond Shattuck, 78, was called home by the Lord after a stay at Troy Community Hospital.  Born in Canton on March 9, 1926, he was the son of Lloyd A. and Jennie (Tarr) Shattuck.  As a young man working in Florida in 1945, he met a young lady named Violet Marie Toffer on a blind date.  A beautiful romance blossomed and on May 3, 1947 they were united in marriage.  Mr. Shattuck was blessed with the skilled hands and analytical mind of a mechanical engineer.  There was virtually nothing of an electrical on mechanical nature that he could not repair.  When a necessary part was unobtainable, as was often the case, he would fabricate a compatible substitute.  This gift served him well during his many years of employment at the East Smithfield Farms milk plant in Liberty, where he served as a troubleshooter for the plant’s machinery.  His skills, know-how and eager willingness to help, endeared him to many auto mechanics in the Canton area whenever they were perplexed with a seemingly unsolvable problem.  Ever frugal, and never one to pass up a challenge, when he and Violet were considering purchasing a color TV, and found that the price range was a bit high, he built one himself from a mail order kit at a fraction of the cost.  His homemade TV became the wonder of the West Union Street neighborhood.  Mr. Shattuck had a very positive “can do” outlook on life, which he extended to his family.  He was always supportive of their every endeavor, always a wellspring of encouragement whenever things seemed bleak.  He personified the philosophy “to give, and count not the cost”.  He was a life member of the Canton Lodge #429, Loyal Order of Moose, and enjoyed the good fellowship of friends, neighbors and family.  Although not officially connected to any particular denomination he was a man who knew and trusted the Lord in a very personal way.  He was fond of sharing in the Christian Fellowship of all Canton’s churches.  He was a quiet, uncomplicated man who no accolades, only the satisfaction that comes from helping one’s neighbors.  Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Violet at home, son, Dennis and his wife Sue Shattuck, Canton; grandchildren, Wendy Shattuck, Pottsville; Tony and Tabitha Shattuck, Okinawa, Japan; Jackie Shattuck, attending Keystone College in Clarks Summit; Renee Shattuck and Stephanie Shattuck, both of Canton; great-grandchildren Emma and Ray Shattuck, Okinawa; an uncle, Lloyd and Dorothy Tarr, Galeton; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents Lloyd and Jennie Shattuck and sisters Geraldine Moon and Naomi gee.  A celebration of his life was held March 3 at the Morse and Kleese funeral Home, Canton with Pastor Arlen Landis of New Life Church officiating.  Interment followed in East Canton Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

SHEDDEN Gertrude - Gertrude Wright, 93, long-time Canton resident, was called home to her Lord, May, 17, 2010 from the Dar-Way Elder Care Home in Estella. Gertrude M. Shedden was born on July 27, 1916 in Windfall; a daughter of the late Fred and Lou (Hawthorne) Shedden. She was a graduate of Troy High School. On November 26, 1936, Gertrude married the late C. Liston Wright in a double wedding service with friends Bill and Louise Kerrick. The Wrights purchased a dairy farm east of Canton and raised four children. Partnered in farming with her husband for over 50 years, Gertrude milked cows, washed milkers, raised chickens, sold eggs, drove trucks and tractors, whatever the need would be. She and Liston never tired in hard work and prayer to see their dreams of improving the Way-View Farm. Gertrude’s faith in the Lord guided her life. She was an active member of the East Canton United Methodist Church, a Sunday school teacher and a member of the WSCS and WCTU Groups. She was also a former secretary of the East Canton Cemetery Assoc., a member of the Election Board, the women’s committee of the Bradford County Extension Service and the Bradford County Farmers Assoc. She was a 4-H Group Leader and a devoted mom and driver for Little League games and band practices. Surviving are her children; Janice (Charles) Lowry of Absecon, NJ, Lyle (Laureen) Wright of Canton, Harry (Lorraine) Wright of Milan and Ron Wright of Dauphin, PA, ten grandchildren; Susan Lowry, Scott Lowry, Michelle (Kirk) Bower, Sharla (Matt) Pennington, Darrin Wright, Andy (Angie) Wright, Bonnie Wright, Lindsey (Max) Grill, Adam Wright and Alexis Wright, six great-grandchildren, a brother, Leon Shedden of Granville Summit, a sister-in-law and brother-in-law; Norma Shedden of Troy and George Cole of Wellsville, NY, many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband Liston, she was predeceased by a four year old son, Duane Liston Wright, on July 30, 1943, five siblings, Neva McMurray, Lillian Cole, Marcella Shedden, Lial and Lloyd Shedden, two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law; Ede Shedden, Jean Shedden and Percy McMurray. Her family invites friends to call 6 to 8 pm Thursday, May 20, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton. The funeral service will be held Friday, May 21 at the East Canton United Methodist Church at 11 am with visitation from 10 to 11. Rev. Jasper Smith and Rev. Laura King will officiate. Burial will follow in East Canton Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial donations to the East Canton U.M. Church, RR1 Box 1396 Canton, PA 17724. – Canton Sentinel, May 21, 2010

SHEDDEN –MRS. IRENE SHEDDEN, 77 Canton RR 1 died September 30, 1993 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Mrs. Shedden was born September 11, 1916 at Granville Township, a daughter of James and Mabel Colton Shedden.  She was a homemaker.  Surviving are her husband, Kenneth L. with whom she celebrated 58 years of marriage March 12, 1993.  Also surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Gerald Segur, Canton; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Dorothy Shedden, Canton RR 1, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Comstock and Mrs. Josephine Bennett, both of Owego, NY; Mrs. Hazel Saunders, Canton, Mrs. Geraldine Haner, Owego, Mrs. Grace Rogers, Canton, Mrs. Dorothy Kithcart, Troy and Mrs. Alice Williams, Owego; a brother, Arthur Shedden, Owego; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Alene Patalunas, Elmira Heights, NY and Mrs. Marion Lynn, Bloomsburg, PA; nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral and committal were held October 2 from the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, Canton with the Rev. Duane Taylor, pastor of the North Union Christian Church officiating.  Interment will be in the East Canton Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SHEDDEN –MRS. BURR (MINNIE) MORSE, 66, died unexpectly at her home Canton RD1 Sunday afternoon, July 21, 1957.  She is survived by husband, Burr; 4 daughters, Mrs. Wilmer Wilcox, Canton RD2, Mrs. Lynn Pepper, Mrs. Robert Wright and Mrs. Vaughn Jennings of Canton, RD1 and 3 sons, Erwin of Monroeton, Carlyle of Leroy, and Harry of Canton, RD1, 21 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, Mrs. Louis Kendall of Troy, Mrs. Dewitt Wilcox of Monroeton; 4 brothers Will Shedden of Massachusetts, Ray Shedden of Gillett, Fred of Granville Township and Robert of Elmira.  A prayer service was held at the family home Wednesday at 1:00 for the immediate family.  The body was then taken to the Morse Funeral Home, Canton, for further services at 2:00.  The Rev. Owen Barrett of the East Canton Methodist Church, officiated and burial was in East Canton Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

SHERMAN ELSIE
Sherman, Miss Elsie-a well known resident from many years of this boro, died Tuesday afternoon at the home in LeRoy of her brother, Dudley Sherman. The deceased was 64 years old. The only other survivor of the immediate family is a sister, Mrs. E O Lewis of Lansdale. Following a prayer service at the Sherman home Friday morning the remains will be taken to Canton where the funeral will be held at the home of James Hager. Interment will be in the Canton cemetery

THOMAS S. SHOTT, 62, of Binghamton, N.Y., died Sunday morning, November 13, 1965, at the Binghamton City Hospital.  He was employed at the Rexall Drug Store in Canton in 1945.  He has been working recently at the Northside Pharmacy in Binghamton.  He was a member of the East Hampton, L. I., Masonic Lodge.  Mr. Shott is survived by his wife, Lois Black Shott, a native of Canton; one son, James of Rochester, N.Y.; a daughter, Mrs. Paul Ives of Johnson City; his mother, Mrs. J. Thomas Shott of East Hampton, L. I.; three brothers, Clifford E. of Littleton, Colo., J. Alexander of East Hampton, L. I. And James of Collegeville; two sisters, Mrs. Edmund Lenehan and Mrs. Edward Kline of Gloverville, N.Y., and four grandchildren.  Private funeral services were held at the Morse Funeral Home in Canton Tuesday afternoon at 1:30, with the Rev. Robert Cauffman officiating.  Interment was in East Canton Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

LLOYD J. SIMPSON, 81, Canton, died at his home June 15, 1991.  He was born in West Franklin on Dec. 22, 1909, a son of George and Etta Fairbanks Simpson.  He was employed at VanNoy’s Garage for 25 years until it closed.  He also worked at the Canton Creamery for three years.  After retiring he continued to mow lawns and plow sidewalks for his neighbors.  Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Melvin (Jean) Lambert and a grandson, Michael Lambert, Williamsport.  The funeral and committal services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister officiating.  Buried East Canton Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Cemetery

SIMS –HARRIETT L. MORSE, 79, of 10 S. Minnequa Ave. (McCallum Manor), Canton, died at Wednesday, January 6, 1982, at her residence.  Mrs. Morse was born Aug. 8, 1902 in Columbia Township, Bradford County, a daughter of Frank E. and Ida May Sallada Sims.  She was a member of the Leroy Church of Christ for 65 years.  She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Myra Morse of Winter Haven, Fla.; grandchildren, David and Ruth Morse of Canton, Drake and Cindy Morse of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Dale and Sherry Morse of Canton, four great-granddaughters, one great-grandson, four sisters, Mrs. Mary Friends of Daytona Beach, Fla., Mrs. Florence Sox and Mrs. Ruth Daughtery, both of Miami, Fla. and Mrs. Emma Combs of Elmira, N.Y., sister-in-law, Mrs. Merle (Grace) Wooster of Canton.  Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Jasper Smith, pastor of the Ward United Methodist Church and the Rev. Clarke J. Redmond, pastor of the Canton Ecumenical Parish, officiating.  Interment will be in the E. Canton Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

SLADE  T. Jane Wilcox
Canton – Mrs. T. Jane Wilcox, 67, of 79 North Center Street, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1985, in the skilled nursing unit of Towanda Memorial Hospital. Born here May 25, 1918, she was a daughter of Frank and Mabel Benedict Slade. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Mrs. Wilcox had retired from Swayze Folding Box Co. here. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Judy Lancey, of Omaha, Neb., Mrs. Barbara Sheesley, of Watkins Glen, NY, and Miss Kathleen Wilcox, of Canton, and six grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 pm Sunday at the church, 49 East Main Street. The Rev. Benjamin Husted, her pastor, will officiate. Friends may call at Morse and Kleese’s, 40 North Center Street, from 7 to 9 pm Thursday.

SMITH –MERLE S. TUNING, 70 of 146 N. Center St., Canton, Pa. died Friday, Feb. 21, 1986 at her home.  Mrs. Tuning was born March 22, 1915 in Jamestown, Chautauqua, Tioga County, N.Y. a daughter of Hubert and Elsie Wright Smith.  She was a retired clerk and had been an employee of the former Preston’s Department Store and former Edna’s Fabric Shop in Canton.  Mrs. Tuning was a member of God’s Missionary Church in Allenwood, Pa.  Surviving are her husband, William R. Tuning of Canton; a niece, Mrs. Kathleen Turner of Canton; a nephew, Russell Bauman of Troy RD 3, whom she raised; step-children, Maurice (Pete) Tuning of Fredonia, N.Y., Mrs. Clair (Nina) Campbell of Avon, N.Y., Ms. Shirley Bibbs of Elmira; Mrs. Dale (Martha) Kress of Fassett; Jeremiah Tuning of Watkins Glen, N.Y.; twin brother, Roger Smith of Liverpool, N.Y.; brother, Malcolm Smith of Canton RD 2; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral and committal service was held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. Harry Plank, her pastor and the Rev. Raymond Droll, pastor of the Calvary Alliance Chapel, Canton officiating.  Interment will be in the E. Canton Cemetery.

SMITHGALL - TARBOX
Gladys C. On the afternoon of Saturday, August 4, 2001, the Lord called home the soul of former Canton resident Gladys Clarabel Tarbox while she was convalescing at Elcor Health Center in Horseheads, NY. She was 93 years of age. Born in Williamsport, PA, November 13, 1907, she was the youngest child of John and Clara Bell (Reeser) Smithgall. Gladys was married to the late Charles Tarbox. She enjoyed baking and all manner of handcrafts, especially needlepoint. Gladys is survived by her sons, John (and Barbara) Horn of Big Flats, NY, Herman (and Nancy) Horn of Lititz, PA, Frederick (and Gretchen) Horn of New Wilmington, PA; daughters, Barbara Lou (an Paul) Wilfram of South Bend, Inc. and Beverly Ann (and James) Snyder of Joppatown, MD; and stepson, Jack (and Rose) Tarbox of RR2, Canton. In addition to her husband Charles, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Otto and Herman Smithgall, and sisters, Ruth Strailey, Lou Anderson, Laura, Ella, Dorah and Bertha Smithgall. A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held Saturday, August 25, 2001 at 2:00 PM at the Canton Ecumenical Parish with Pastor Dean Walrath and Pastor Dean Rockwell officiating. A time of visitation from 1 to 2 PM will preceded the service, during which the members of Canton Chapter #71, O.E.S. will conduct their traditional funeral service. Interment will follow in the East Canton Cemetery. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home of Canton.

SMITHGALL Gladys C. TARBOX, 93, Canton, PA, died August 4, 2001 while convalescing at the Elcor Health Center in Horseheads, NY.  Born in Williamsport, PA on November 13, 1907 she was the youngest child of John and Clara Bell Reeser Smithgall.  Gladys graduated from Williamsport High School with the class of 1927 and moved to Canton in the early 1930s.  She became an active member of the former First Presbyterian Church (now Canton Ecumenical Parish), the village Improvement Association, the Canton Music Club and Canton Chapter 71 OES where she was a Past Worthy Matron.  Gladys is survived by her sons, John (Barbara) Horn of Big Flats, NY, Herman (Nancy) Horn of Lititz, PA, Frederick (Gretchen) Horn of New Wilmington, PA; daughters Barbara Lou (Paul) Wolfram of South Bend, IN and Beverly Ann (James) Snyder of Joppatown, MD; and stepson Jack (Rose) Tarbox of Canton Rr 2, PA.  In addition to her husband Charles, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Otto and Herman Smithgall; and sisters, Ruth Strailey, Lou Anderson, Laura, Ella, Dorah and Bertha Smithgall.  Memorial services will be held August 25 at 2 pm at the Canton Ecumenical Parish with Pastors Dean Walrath and Don Rockwell officiating and interment to be in East Canton Cemetery.  Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home of Canton.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, August 8, 2001

CARL M. SPENCER, 75, life long resident of Canton died November 23, 2001 at the Robert Packer hospital, Sayre.  Born in Canton on July 6, 1926 he was the youngest son of the late Glenn and Alice Palmer Spencer.  He attended Canton schools and graduated with the class of 1944.  That fall he enlisted in the U.S. Army and proudly served his country during WWII.  Upon returning to Canton he was employed in the maintenance department of H. Rockwell and Son for many years until his retirement in 1988.  He also was a Metropolitan Insurance agent for over 11 years.  Mr. Spencer married the former Elizabeth Palmer, November 22, 1972 in Pine City, NY.  He was a man of great faith in the Lord and was a member of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Canton; was a life long member of the Canton Innes Hose Co.; the Grand Paraders square dance club and was a former member of the Canton V.F.W. Post No. 714.  His life revolved around his love for family and church.  He enjoyed nature, being outdoors and liked to hunt, camp, hike and bird watch.  He also enjoyed his many friends and square dancing.  Surviving are: his wife Elizabeth, at home; daughters and sons-in-law, Letrice and Elwin Caseman, Columbia Cross Roads, PA; Donna and Jerome Mase, Elmira, NY; stepchildren, Laura James Moland, Ashland, VA; Norman (Vivian) Morrell, Millerton, PA; Charles (Amy) Morrell, Chesapeake, VA; Carol Hill, Jersey Shore, PA; Connie (Jim) Edwards, Moscow, PA; Janet (Marvin) Burleigh, Columbia Cross Roads, PA; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; brothers and sister-in-law, Gerald Spencer, Canton, PA, Glenn and Charlotte Sherman, Pleasant Gap, PA; sisters and brother-in-law, Laura Martelli, Canton, PA; Louise and William Reynolds, Williamsport, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his first wife, Harriett C. Spencer in 1972; a granddaughter, Heather Harriett Mase; and brothers, James and John Spencer.  The funeral and committal services were held November 26 at the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Canton with his pastor, the Rev. David B. Morris officiating.  Burial will be held in East Canton Cemetery at a later date with full military honors accorded.  Pallbearers were Chad Edwards, Steven Moretz, John Caseman, George Hill, Andrew Moretz, Vince Haduck, Norman Morrell, Jr.  The family suggests memorials may be directed in Mr. Spencer’s name to the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), 40 N. Minnequa Ave., Canton, PA.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

STAGE –MRS. EMMA M. WILCOX, 74, of Canton RD 2 died Saturday August 2, 1986 at her home.  Born January 1, 1912 at Tully, N.Y. she was the daughter of Dyer and Cora Sturdevant Stage.  Mrs. Wilcox was a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish.  Surviving are her husband of 41 years, Glen Wilcox; two sons, Robert Hemenway of N.C. and James C. Wilcox of Canton RD 1; a sister, Mrs. Esther Morse of Canton; two brothers, Norman Stage of Florida and William Stage of Co.; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by two brothers, George and Charles Stage.  Funeral and committal services will be held today at the Morse and Kleese Funeral home at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Richard M. Barner, her pastor officiating.  Interment will be in the East Canton Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home today from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.  Memorials may be directed to the National Asthmatic Association in her name.  –Towanda Daily Review

STAGE - ESTHER L. MORSE
 Esther L. Morse, 73, of Canton died Thursday, March 19, 1992 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. She was born on April 19, 1918 in Tully, Onondaga County, NY, the daughter of Dyer and Cora Sturdivant Stage and later adopted by James A. and Effie Morse Hall. Esther was a homemaker.  She was a member of the LeRoy Baptist Church, LeRoy. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, James A. and Sharon Mosher of Elmira; Charles L. and Yolanda Mosher of Canton RD 1 and David A. and Linda Morse, Trout Run RD 1; daughters and sons-in-law, Mitzie and Wayne McIlwain of Elmira and Ruth and Dave Taylor of Canton RD 3; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Norman D. Stage of Texas and William Stage of Colorado. She was predeceased by her husband, Victor Morse, in 1982; a son, Martin Morse in 1951; and a grandson, Jason Morse in 1979. Funeral services were held on March 22 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Alan Gardner officiating and interment to be in East Canton Cemetery, Canton Township. (TGR, Thursday, March 26, 1992)

STAGE –ESTHER L. MORSE, 73, of 10 S. Minnequa Ave., Apt. A102, Canton, died Thursday, March 19, 1992 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  She was born on April 19, 1918, in Tully, Onondaga County, N.Y. the daughter of Dyer and Cora Sturdivant Stage and later adopted by James A. and Effie Morse Hall.  Esther was a homemaker.  She was a member of the LeRoy Baptist Church, LeRoy.  Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, James A. and Sharon Mosher of Elmira; Charles L. and Yolanda Mosher of Canton RD 1; and David A. and Linda Morse, Trout Run, RD 1; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mitzie and Wayne McIlwain of Elmira; Ruth and Dave Taylor of Canton RD 3; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Norman D. Stage of Texas; and William Stage of Colorado.  She was predeceased by her husband, Victor M. Morse on Feb. 17, 1982; a son, Martin Morse in 1951; and a grandson, Jason Morse on March 22, 1979.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 1992 from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Alan Gardner, her pastor officiating.  Interment will be in the East Canton Cemetery, Canton Township.  Visitation will be from 7-9 tonight and from 2-3 p.m. tomorrow.  Memorial donations may be directed to the LeRoy Baptist Church in Mrs. Morse’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

STANTON –ETHEL E. FITCH, 87, 70 Troy St., Canton, died at her home late Wednesday evening May 12, 1976.  She was born in Armenia Township, July 12, 1888, a daughter of Samuel and Emma Chapman Stanton.  For many years, she worked for Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company, Johnson City, N.Y., and later at Eclipse and Norton’s in Elmira, N.Y.  She was the widow of Harvey Fitch and lived in the Canton area for over 40 years.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. George (Lena) Rapalee of Canton; two sons, Tracey Harris of Mansfield, Loren Harris of Troy RD 1; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.  Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  The funeral was held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, Saturday, at 10 a.m., Rev. Duane Taylor, interim pastor of the Canton Church of Christ Disciples, officiating.  Burial was in East Canton Cemetery.  Pallbearers were: Thomas Landon, Tommy Thomas, Gerald Fitch, Stub Wilston, Gene Harmon and Lou Kring.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

STAUFFER –ELLA M. HUMKE.  During the early morning hours of Saturday, July 13, 2002, the Lord called home his faithful servant Ella Marie Stauffer Humke, 97, while she was in Memorial Hospital’s Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda.  Born April 4, 1905, in Wright County, IA, just outside Webster City, she was the seventh of eight children in the family of Frederick L. and Edith Grout Stauffer.  While she was still a young child the family moved to Rush City, MN, where she remained until adulthood.  In 1922 a handsome young minister named Herman C. Humke, himself an Iowa native and only recently out of seminary, was called as pastor of her family’s church.  A beautiful romance soon blossomed, and following her high school graduation in June of 1923 they were untied in marriage.  They were more than husband and wife.  They were a team in the service of the Lord.  She was the quintessential pastor’s wife, serving as his secretary and helping him with many important behind-the-scenes aspects of his ministry.  The wife of a minister is not one of life’s easiest roles.  One must possess the gifts of patience, humility, gentleness, compassion, and generosity.  She had all of these attributes and more.  Her quiet demeanor, sparkling eyes and friendly smile helped her to win friends wherever she would go.  From 1928 to 1958, the Humkes resided in Punxsutawney, PA where her husband served as pastor of the local Presbyterian Church.  She involved herself with all manner of church groups and activities, volunteering countless hours with camp programs and conferences.  In 1958 they moved to Canton where together they served the former First Presbyterian Church, now Canton Ecumenical Parish, until Rev. Humke’s retirement in 1963.  While in Canton, Mrs. Humke was an active member of the Village Improvement association and the Canton Literary club.  In 1963 the couple moved to White Haven, PA where Rev. Humke served as a substitute preacher wherever necessary.  She continued to involve herself in the works of the faith community and among other things, served as secretary of the local ministerium.  In 1978, the Humkes returned to Canton, residing on Brann Street.  Their wonderful 59-year partnership ended with Rev. Humke’s death on October 8, 1982.  She continued her service to her church and community for more than a decade until physical limitations made her take a step back.  In her spare time Mrs. Humke was an avid reader, loved to crochet, and enjoyed written correspondence with friends whereby she could pass along the latest jokes or humorous stories.  She had been an active participant in the I.H.S. Adult Sunday School class, enjoying the in-depth study of the Scriptures and the Christian fellowship.  Surviving are her daughter, Joyce (and T. Roger) Castle, Canton RR 2; sister, Marion Carlson, Rush City, MN; grandchildren: (Lori (and Kevin) Ayers, Canton, Mary Cousins and Bob Cousins.  Harrisburg, Thomas (and Michelle) Castle, Roaring Branch, PA; great-grandchildren, Adrian Oliver, Thomas Castle, Tyrell Ayers, Shilynn Castle, Heather and Nicole Cousins, and Adam Ayers; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Her husband, Herman C. Humke, preceded her in death.  A private family viewing will be held at Morse and Kleese funeral Home, followed by interment in east Canton Cemetery.  A Memorial Service and celebration of Mrs. Humke’s life will be conducted at the Canton Ecumenical Parish on Saturday, July 20, at 11:15 a.m., with her minister, Pastor Dean Walrath, and longtime friend, the Rev. Allen Hulslander, officiating.  Visitations will be held from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.  Contributions in Mrs. Humke’s memory may be directed to the Canton Ecumenical Parish Memorial Fund. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

STEFFEN –MARIE E. LEONARD - During the early morning hours of Friday, May 18, 2007, former Troy, Pa., resident Marie Emma (Steffen) Leonard died peacefully at the Skilled Nursing Unit at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  She was 88 years of age.  Born in Potter County on June 13, 1918, she was the daughter of Frank and Myra (Grant) Steffen.  Later she was the stepdaughter of Alfred Tubbs.  She was married to Edward Leonard.  Marie worked at Ansco in Binghamton, N.Y., during World War II. After the war Marie and Edward moved to Conklin, N.Y., where they raised their family.  She was employed by the Susquehanna Valley High School for many years before moving back to Pennsylvania to care for her mother.  She also worked for several years at the Martha Lloyd School in Troy.  Marie enjoyed the simple pleasures of life: her family and friends, her family's cabin, cooking, sewing, dancing, laughing, and playing cards and bingo.  Marie, our mom, our angel, know that you were so very loved and always will be alive and vibrant in our hearts.  You will always be remembered for your warm smile, blue eyes, kind heart, sweet spirit, and generous, giving nature.  You have been the most loving, supportive and positive influence in our lives, and have touched and enriched the lives of so many others in countless ways.  Marie is survived by her son, Richard E. Leonard of Asylum Township; daughter, Kathryn M. Leonard of Redwood City, Calif.; grandsons, Edward R. Leonard of Vestal, N.Y., and Mac Leonard of Yuba City, Calif.; three great-grandchildren; and a niece, Joyce (Kinch) Chilson.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Edward.  The family wishes to thank the wonderful women of the Skilled Nursing Unit for their tender assistance with Marie, particularly those special few who gave her extra mindful care.  You know who you are.  Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20, and again from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton.  Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Richard Vieldhouse officiating.  Interment will follow in the East Canton Cemetery.  The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to Skilled Nursing Activities Fund, in care of 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, or to the Parkinson's Disease Fund or the Heart Fund.  –Towanda Daily Review 5/19/2007

STONE –MRS. HAZEL M. WILCOX, age 67, wife of Sellard T. Wilcox of City Mobile Home Park, Fort Meade, Fla. died at a hospital in Winter Haven, Fla. on Monday morning, August 27, 1979 after a brief illness.  She was born in Gleason, Tioga County on Nov. 9, 1911 a daughter of Walter and Edyes A. Nelson Stone.  She and her husband were former residents of Canton.  Her husband at one time operated a plumbing business in Canton.  Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Betty Sunagel of Warren, Ohio; one son, Ralph W. Wilcox of Canton; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Mrs. Andrew VanDusen of Elkland, Mrs. Francis Terry, Mansfield, Mrs. William Bryington of Beaver Dams, N.Y.; three brothers, Delbert Stone of Zephyrhills, Fla., Carl Stone of Canton RD 2, Francis Stone of Roaring Branch RD 1; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 30, 1979 at 2:00 p.m. at the Morse-Kleese Funeral home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the rev. Duane Taylor, pastor of the Alba Christian Church officiating.  Interment will be in the East Canton Cemetery.  Memorials can be directed in memory of Hazel M. Wilcox to the Canton Community Nursing Service.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

STONE, Leon B-Canton, April 14 (1946)- 67, a retired Canton businessman died March 30 at Reno, Nev., from a heart attack. He was on his way home from California. Before the war he had the Stone Motor Co garage with the Hudson agency in Canton for years. He is survived by his wife and four children, Howard of Reno, Floyd of Los Angeles, Mrs. Manley Gregory of Smithfield, Pa. and Mrs. Lloyd Washburn of Fort Collins, Col. The funeral will be held at the Morse Funeral Home in Canton, Tuesday at 2 o’clock. Burial will be at East Canton. Rev. Rostefer will officiate.

STONE OLIVE AUGUSTA
Brownell, Olive Augusta (Stone)-who had been in Colorado a year or more for her health, died February 1st at Olathe, from pulmonary consumption. The deceased was the wife of the Rev. R D Brownell and only daughter of Mrs. Alice Stone of this Boro, who joined her daughter in the west some months ago. A brother also survives, Clyde Stone of New York. She was 30 years old; a woman of high ideals and many graces, whose passing from the earthly life will be widely mourned. The remains are to be brought to Canton on Thursday for interment by the side of her father who died a number of years ago.

SYLVESTER W. STONE, 68 of Canton RD 1 died Wednesday, March 31, 1982 at 7:30 a.m. at the home of his son, Lawrence Stone of Canton RD 2.  Mr. Stone was born in LeRoy Township on June 30, 1913 a son of William and Zoa Kendal Stone.  He was a retired employee of PennDOT.  He worked about 15years, retiring on disability in 1972.  He was a member of the West Franklin Grange.  He is survived by his wife, the former Adeline Crayton to whom he was married for 45 years; three sons, Lawrence Stone of Canton RD 2, Carlyle Stone of Towanda RD 5 and Leslie R. Stone of Fayetteville, N.C.; two daughters, Mrs. Henry (Barbara) Garrison of Millerton RD and Miss Janet Stone at home; 11 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter and one sister, Mrs. Dean (Alma) Seeley of Canton RD 2.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, Canton on Friday, April 2 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Ray Ackley, pastor of the LeRoy Baptist Church officiating.  Burial will be in the East Canton Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

STORRS –IRENE (STORRS) BASSETT, 91, life-long resident of Canton, Pa., died peacefully at her daughter’s home on Wednesday morning, September 1, 2004.  Irene Lydia Storrs Bassett was born on April 10, 1913 in Canton.  She was a daughter of the late Roy Charles Storrs and Lydia (Battin) Storrs.  Irene graduated from high school with Canton’s class of 1931.  She was a life-long member of the Canton Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ.  On June 24, 1933 Irene married Kenneth Carson Bassett.  They shared their lives for over 56 wonderful years until Ken’s passing in 1989.  Irene was a loving and devoted mother and a homemaker.  She cherished times spent with her grandchildren.  An exceptional gardener, she was also known for her beautiful African Violets.  In earlier years Irene was a talented athlete.  She enjoyed participating in area sporting events, especially women’s softball.  She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine and Scott Shedden of Canton, Myrna and Myles Anderson of Walla Walla, Wash.; three grandchildren and their spouses, Bryan and Michelle Shedden, Mark and Tammy Shedden all of Canton, Meagan Anderson-Pira and Juda Pira of Walla Walla, Wash.; six great-grandchildren, Joshua, Sarah and Katie Shedden, Lance, Eric and Lydia Shedden, two sisters-in-law; Jean Storrs of Canton and Gladys Storrs of Elmira, N.Y.; many nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends and neighbors.   In addition to her beloved Kenneth, Irene was predeceased by a sister; Marion Storrs Williams and 4 brothers; Owen, Niles, Lamar and LaRue Storrs.  The family invites friends to call from 11 a.m. to 12 noon on Friday, September 3, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  Funeral and Committal Services will follow with her pastor, Rev. David B. Morris officiating.  Burial will be in East Canton Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers her family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) Carilon fund at 40 N. Minnequa Ave., Canton, Pa. or to the Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

STORRS Irene Bassett
Irene (Storrs) Bassett, 91, Life-long resident of Canton, Pa., died
peacefully at her daughter's home on Wednesday morning, September 1, 2004. The family invites friends to call from 11 am to 12 noon on Friday, September 3, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. Funeral and Committal Services will follow with her pastor, Rev. David B. Morris officiating. Burial will be in East Canton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers her family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) Carillon fund at 40 N. Minnequa Ave. Canton, Pa. 17724. Or to the Guthrie Hospice at RR 1 Box 154 Towanda, Pa 18848.

CHARLES W. TARBOX, 87 formerly of Canton died on February 11, 1995 at the Bradford County Manor where he had been a resident since October of 1994.  He was born on February 8, 1908 in East Canton, Bradford Co. the son of the late William and Mabel (Chase) Tarbox and a self employed carpenter.  He was a member of the Canton Ecumenical Church.  Mr. Tarbox was married on February 14, 1942 to Gladys C. (Smithgall) and would have celebrated 53 years of marriage this year.  Surviving are: his wife, Gladys; one son, Jack Tarbox, Canton; three stepsons, John (Jack) W. Horn, Big Flats, NY, Herman S. Horn, Honey Brook, PA and Frederick D. Horn, New Wilmington, PA; two stepdaughters, Barbara L. Wolfram, South Bend, IN and Beverly Ann Snyder, Joppatowne, MD; 20 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a niece, Sharon Myers, Ogdensburg.  He was predeceased by two sisters, Marion McCone and Bertha Purvis.  Visitation will be held February 19, from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. at the Canton Ecumenical Church followed by a memorial service with the Rev. Ronald J. Beistline officiating.  Interment will be in the East Canton Cemetery.  Memorials may be sent to the Canton Ecumenical Church Parish Memorial fund, P.O. Box 313, Canton, PA.  Arrangements are being handled by the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

TARBOX  –MRS. MARIAN McCONE, (SRGP 79462) age 52, of 63 East Union St., Canton, died Tuesday morning, March 5, 1963, following and extended illness.  Mrs. McCone was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Canton and of the University of Buffalo Alumni Association.  She was a registered nurse employed by Doctors Ross and Lawrence Hobler, Elmira.  During World War II Mrs. McCone served as a nurse in the Army Medical Corps. Entering the service in 1948 and being discharged as Capt. Marian E. Tarbox McCone.  During her period of service, she was the nurse in charge of the operating room of the 130th General Hospital Station in Belgium, having five nurses and eight corpsmen under her.  She also served in England with the 312th Hospital Unit.  Her decorations included the ETO ribbon and three battle stars, the meritorious service plaque and the Victory Medal.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles Baxter; her father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. William Tarbox, all of Canton; a sister, Mrs. Claude Purvis of Mainesburg; a brother, Charles Tarbox of Canton RD 1 and a granddaughter.  Funeral services will be held at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton, Friday afternoon at two o’clock, Rev. Herman C. Hunke, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church will officiate and burial will be in East Canton Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

DONALD THOMAS, age 64, of 106 N. Center St., Canton, died at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre Friday morning, May 14, 1976 following an extended illness.  He was born in Hallstead, Pa., Oct. 9, 1911 a son of Ira and Minnie Delong Thomas.  He was president of the Canton Publishing Company and managing editor of the Canton Independent-Sentinel since 1945.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Canton.  Mr. Thomas was civic minded and served as mayor of Canton for nearly 20 years.  He was a member of the Bradford County Planning Commission and served as its chairman and treasurer.  He was director of the Canton Development, Inc.  Mr. Thomas was appointed a director of the First National Bank of Canton and had served in that capacity since 1967.  He was a member of the Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers Association, the Pennsylvania Society of Newspaper Editors, the Pennsylvania Press Photographers Association, Sigma Delta Chi, and the Penn State Professional Journalistic Society.  He was listed in “Who’s Who in America” and “Who’s Who in the East.”  He had served as superintendent of the Sunday school, lay reader, chairman of the administrative board and president of the board of trustees of the First United Methodist Church of Canton.  He was a past president and member of the Canton Rotary Club, the Canton Lodge No. 415, F&AM, the Williamsport Consistory, the Irem Temple Shrine, the Canton IOOF Lodge and the Minnequa Grange.  He also belonged to fraternal clubs, the Ross Club of Williamsport and the Wheel Inn.  He was a Republican committeeman for several years and was a director of the Blue Cross Corporation of Northeastern Pennsylvania.  He is survived by his wife, Helen; one daughter, Karen Hess of Canton; three sons, Roger of Wolcott, N.Y., David of Gillette, Wyo., and Brian stationed with the U.S. Air Force in Minot, N.D.; five sisters, Mrs. Nettie Leonard of Zephyrhills, Fla., Mrs. E. M. Smith of Binghamton, N.Y., Mrs. Duane Lawrence of Columbus, Ga., Mrs. DeWave Briggs of Binghamton and Mrs. Lottie Thomas of Binghamton; and four brothers, George Thomas of San Diego, Calif., Raymond Thomas of Cincinnati, Ohio, Lynn Thomas of Binghamton and Bergen Thomas of New Carlisle, Ind.  Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton.  Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. Raymond D. Fravel, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Canton.  Interment will be in the E. Canton Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review

LESTER G. THOMAS, 48, Canton RR 2, died Thursday, dec. 10, 1992, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  He was born Dec. 17, 1943 in Sayre, Bradford County.  He operated a farm for several years and later was employed as a heavy equipment operator and truck driver for J&B Mining Co., Morris Run, Pa.  He attended Mansfield University.  He then worked as a counselor for Northern Tier Youth Services in Blossburg until his health prohibited him from continuing.  Recently he was able to do counseling for the Northern Tier Christian Counseling Center in Canton and participated in prison ministry at the Bradford County Jail.  Mr. Thomas was an active member  and past officer of the East Canton United Methodist Church where he was a lay speaker, church treasurer, Sunday school superintendent, assistant secretary, member of the church building committee and past United Methodist youth leader.  He was a former Cub Scout master and Boy Scout master in Canton.  Survivors include his wife, the former Lillie DeWalt.  They celebrated 21 years of marriage June 12, 1992.  Also surviving are two sons, Timothy and Jeffrey Thomas and daughter, Miss Martha Thomas, all at home; mother and her husband, Pauline and Charles Richard Earle of Troy; sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Terry Austin of Blossburg; father and mother-in-law, Charles and Melvia DeWalt of Columbia Cross Roads; brother-in-law, Wallace DeWalt of Knoxville, Tenn.; aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins.  A memorial service will be conducted Saturday from the East Canton United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. The Rev. Jeffrey Patton, his minister, will officiate.  Visitation will be held at the church Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Mrs. Lillie Thomas, Canton RR 2, in Mr. Thomas’ memory. –Towanda Daily Review.  –Buried E. Canton Cemetery.

TILLOTSON –HALILAH Q. MERRICK, 68, of Troy RD 2 died Tuesday, March 6, 1984 at the Bradford County Manor.  Mrs. Merrick was born April 4, 1915 in Canton Township, Bradford County, the daughter of Denton and Arminda Bellows Tillotson.  Surviving is her husband, Lester, to whom she was married 52 years on Feb. 6, 1984; two sons, William of Covington, Pa. and Donald of Ransomville, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Oscar Tillotson of Canton; on sister, Odessa Tillotson of Canton; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral and committal service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton.  The Rev. Brian Dieffenbacher, pastor of the Canton Wesleyan Church will officiate.  Interment will be in the E. Canton Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.  Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, Sayre, in memory of Mrs. Merrick.  –Towanda Daily Review.

TILLOTSON –IVA M. HITCHINS, 2 E. Main St., Canton died at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1975.  She was born in Bradford County a daughter of Lewis and Rose Perry Tillotson.  Mrs. Hitchins was a member of the Canton Church of Christ Disciples and the Canton Rebekah Lodge.  Survivors include a son, Donald Leonard of Canton; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Crawley of Horseheads and Mrs. Wallace Skrove of Tallahassee, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Dewey Dunn of Binghamton; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son, Edward Leonard, who died March 20, 1975.  Funeral and committal services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Morse Funeral home, Canton.  The Rev. Raymond D. Fravel will officiate.  Interment will be in the East Canton Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

TILLOTSON –IVA M. HITCHINS of 2 East Main St., Canton, Pa., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1975 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Friends may call at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton, Pa. Thursday 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal service Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Raymond D. Fravel officiating.  Burial East Canton Cemetery.  Survived by son, Donald Leonard of Canton; daughters, Mrs. Robert Crawley of Horseheads, Mrs. Wallace Skrove of Tallahassee, Fla.; sister, Mrs. Dewey Dunn; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by son, Edward Leonard on Marcy 20, 1975.  She was a member of the Canton Church of Christ Disciples and Canton Rebekah Lodge.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/6/1975

ODESSA H. TILLOTSON – On the afternoon of Monday, April 2, 2001, Odessa Hope Tillotson, formerly of McCallum Manor, Canton died peacefully at Bradford County Manor.  She was 88 years of age.  Born March 6, 1913 in the Canton area, she was the youngest of 11 children in the family of Denton M. and Arminda (Bellows) Tillotson.  Odessa resided for many years in East Canton on the family homestead.  She enjoyed gardening and loved her horses and dog.  Odessa was a woman used to hard work and it served to strengthen her character.  As her parents grew elderly Odessa served as the caregiver.  Auntie O as many in her family called her was always happy to receive visitors, especially from her beloved family.  She was a most gracious hostess.  Though she didn’t always have a lot to offer she gladly shared what she had with her guests.  Odessa was very adept at embroidery and making hooked rugs as well as other handicrafts.  She enjoyed the mental stimulation of crossword puzzles, becoming quite proficient.  In more recent years she resided in McCallum Manor and as her health failed she moved to Bradford County Manor.  This lady with the generous heart and gentle demeanor will be sadly missed by all fortunate enough to have known her.  Odessa is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Shirley E. and Thomas Crawford of Ruffs Dale, Pa.; grandson H. Alan Brannaka of Ruffs Dale; grandson and Gary E. and Debbie Brannaka of Hunker, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Grant A. Brannaka and Kelly L. and Andrea L. Brannaka; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Calling hours will be Friday, April 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Morse and Kleese Funeral home, 40 N. Center St., Canton.  Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Nancy Lee Goff officiating.  Interment will follow in the East Canton Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.  –Towanda Daily Review

OSCAR A. TILLOTSON, 95 of Troy RR 3, formerly of Crooks Terrace, Canton died Saturday, June 13, 1992 in Towanda Memorial Hospital.  He was born May 23, 1898 in Franklin Township, Bradford County a son of Denton and Arminda Wilcox (error should read Bellows) Tillotson.  Oscar retired after being employed at Holmes Lumber Co., Preston Feed Mill and Belmar Manufacturing Co., all former Canton companies.  Surviving are one son, Hugh L. Tillotson, canton RR 2; four daughters, Barbara Stettler, canton, Beverly Virts, Purcellville, Va., Neda Brown, Shunk and Eva Chaapel, Canton; one sister, Odessa Tillotson, Canton; 43 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.  Oscar was predeceased by his wife, Thelma Gee in 1944; five sons; two daughters; several brothers and sisters; one grandson and his companion, Emma Chapman in 1991.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 16, 1992 at 7 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center Street, Canton with the Rev. David B. Morris, pastor of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) officiating.  Interment will be in East Canton Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday evening.  –Towanda Daily Review

VERA TILLOTSON died October 20, 1937 in the Packer Hospital in Sayre.  She was 13 years old and is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Murray Tillotson of Ogdensburg and two brothers, James and Carl at home.  The funeral was held Saturday afternoon from her parent’s home and interment was made in the East Canton Cemetery.  Rev. LaRue Brown was the officiating clergyman.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

 

TOFFIER Violet M. Shattuck

On the evening of Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, Violet Marie (Toffier) Shattuck of Canton died quietly at Robert Packer Hospital. She was 84 years of age.  Born in New Iberia, La., on Feb. 12, 1926, she was the daughter of Curtis and Mathilde (Decuir) Toffier. Growing up in rural Louisiana during hard economic times taught her the values of thrift, an honest day's work and the importance of family. As a child frequent exposure to alligators, cottonmouth snakes and other indigenous wildlife taught her courage in the face of danger. Young Violet grew to be a strong, independent young woman. In 1945, while residing in Florida, she accepted a blind date with a young man named Lloyd Shattuck, and in May of 1947 they were wed. The couple moved to Elmira, N.Y., and then to Canton. They raised a son and shared 57 years before Lloyd's passing in 2005. Violet was employed for many years as a machine operator at Canton Manufacturing. However, she is best remembered for her culinary skills which she displayed at various venues in the Canton area. She operated the local Tasty Freeze in Springbrook Drive, worked at the former Canton Diner, as well as preparing the beer-battered fish, the signature dish at the former Green Lantern Tavern. Cooking truly was Violet's gift, and she lovingly shared it with her family on a regular basis. Sharing Sunday dinners with her grandchildren was an absolute must. It was one of her deepest expressions of love. She taught by example and stressed the importance of respect to young people both within and outside her family. Violet was generous to a fault in many ways, particularly if she knew there was something that someone truly needed. She could be opinionated at times, but usually in a gentle manner. She was diplomatic, yet held nothing back. You always knew where you stood with her, but she'd let you know that she still loved you regardless.  Violet is survived by her son, Dennis (Sue) Shattuck, Canton; brother, Curtis (Helen) Toffier of Loreauville, La.; sisters, Hazel (Godwin) Sampey of Houma, La., Tuty (Russell) Ruiz of Loreauville, Mary Lou Toffier (companion Pearl Clark) of Fresno, Calif., Patricia Berret and Cheryl (Roy) Vincent, all of Loreauville; grandchildren, Wendy Shattuck, Tony (Tabitha) Shattuck, Jackie Shattuck, Renee Shattuck and Stephanie (Zack) Martin; as well as five great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton. A celebration of her life will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. J. Herbert Eby officiating. Interment will be in the East Canton Cemetery.  Towanda Daily Review - January 12, 2011

 

TUNING –MRS. IDA RUTH BINFORD, 62, of Alba, died Wednesday, April 30, 1986 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira.  She was born Oct. 24, 1923, at Crystal, Pa., the daughter of Harry and Veronica Scott Tuning.   She retired in 1978 as a machine operator with the former Canford Manufacturing Co. of Canton.  Mrs. Binford is survived by her husband of 45 years, Theron L. Binford; daughters and sons-in-law, Alexis and Gary Monroe and Virginia and Harry Ross, all of Troy; sons and daughters-in-law, Theron and Sally Binford and Charles and Helen Binford, all of Canton RD 2; 11 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lillian Dallas of Canton; three brothers, George Tuning and Charles Tuning, both of Elmira and Robert Tuning of Canton; also nieces, nephews and cousins.  A funeral service will be held Saturday, May 3, at 1 p.m. at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Edward Ayers, pastor of the Avis Gospel Tabernacle officiating.  Interment will be in the E. Canton Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 7-9 p.m. –Troy Gazette Register.

TUNING - DALLAS, Lillian Catherine (Tuning)
On Thursday, December 17, 2009, Lillian Catherine (Tuning) Dallas, 88, of Gillett, died at Bradford Co. Manor. She was a retired Free Methodist minister who served area churches and had a television ministry in Elmira. Viewing will be Tuesday, December 22, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, PA. Service at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in East Canton CemeteryPublished in Star-Gazette on December 20, 2009

WILLIAM R. TUNING, 85, Gillett, formerly of Canton died on December 7, 1993 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  He is survived by his wife, Bertha Tuning of Gillett; two sons and daughters-in-law, Maurice “Pete” and Cloretta Tuning, Fredonia, NY and Jeremiah and Martha Tuning, Marcellus, NY; daughters and sons-in-law, Nina and Clair Campbell, Lavonia, NY, Shirley Gibbs, Escondido, CA and Martha and Dale Kress Sr., Gillett; four stepsons, Brian Harvey, Pavilion, NY, Dennis Harvey, Woodstown, NJ, Henry Harvey, Conesus, NY and David Harvey, Castro Valley, CA; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Bob (Lillian) Dallas of Gleason; a brother and sister-in-law, George and Lahjla Tuning, Elmira and brother, Charles Tuning, Elmira.  Calling hours will be at the Olthof Funeral home, Elmira from 7 to 9 p.m. December 9, with funeral and committal services held at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. December 10 with the Rev. Harry Plank, Allenwood, PA officiating.  Interment will be in the East Canton Cemetery.  Those wishing may make donations to the South Creek Ambulance Association in William’s name at RR 2, Gillett, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

BURDETT E. TUNNICLIFF, 72, of Town and Country Resort, Lake Monroe, Fla., and Sayre, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 1988 in the Florida Regional Central Hospital, Lake Monroe.  Mr. Tunnicliff was born March 20, 1916 at Troy; a son of Minor and Clara Morgan Tunnicliff.  In May, 1981, he retired as painter from the Elmira School District in Elmira, where he had worked for 21 years.  He was a member of First Baptist Church, Canton and was an Army veteran of World War II.  Surviving are his wife, the former Edythe VanDeBurg, with whom he celebrated 43 years of marriage on April 20, 1981; two daughters; Mrs. Leo (Frankie Lou) Sonetti of Guam and Mrs. James (Mary Lou) Waters of Van Etten, N.Y.; his mother, Mrs. Clara Savacool of Canton; a sister, Mrs. Max (Dorothy) Rockwell of Athens; two half-brothers; Carlyle Savacool of Elmira and Edward Savacool of Lakewood, Calif., seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mr. Tunnicliff was preceded in death by a son, Robert E. Tunnicliff, in October, 1964.  The funeral and committal service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister, officiating.  Interment will be in East Canton Cemetery.  Friends may call this evening at the funeral home from 7-9.  Memorial donations may be directed to the American Heart Association in Mr. Tunnicliff’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

LESLIE J. TUNNICLIFF, 61, of Troy St., Canton, died early Sunday morning, Feb. 16, 1975, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  He was born May 6, 1913, in Wilawana, son of John and Clara Morgan Tunnicliff.  He was a veteran of World War II.  He served two years in the states with the U.S. Army and one year and 10 months overseas in Europe.  He was a veteran of the Anzio Beachhead.  He formerly worked for the Canton Telephone Company.  Mr. Tunnicliff was a member of the V.F.W. Canton Lodge No. 714.  He was also a member of the Canton L.O.O.M. No. 429.  He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Clara Tunnicliff Savacool, with whom he resided; one sister, Mrs. Max (Dorothy) Rockwell of Sayre; one brother, Burdett of Elmira; two half-brothers, Edward Savacool of Lakewood, Calif., and Carlyle Savacool of Elmira; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Wednesday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Robert Rice, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiated.  Burial was in East Canton Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

HARRY EDWARD TUNNING, 65 of 12 McIntosh Lane, Canton died unexpectedly at the Troy Community Hospital Friday, Aug. 6, 1971.  Mr. Tunning was born in Helen, Pa., Fayette County on October 18, 1915 the son of Harry L. and Veronica Scott Tuning.  The late Mr. Tunning used a different spelling of the family name.  He was a machinist employed by Bendix Corp. in Elmira Heights.  He was a member of local 604 UAW-CIO.  He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Veronica Tuning of Canton; three sons; James Edward Tunning of Canton, George Tunning of Carpentersville, Ill., Alex LaVerne Tunning of Weirton, W. Va., five daughters, Mrs. James Kirby of Plainsfield, Ind., Mrs. John Hofner of Canton, Mrs. William Robertson of Weirton, W. Va., Miss Deana Tunning of Canton, Miss Jane Tunning of Wierton, W. Va.; three brothers, Robert Tuning of Canton, George Tuning and Charles Tuning, both of Elmira; four sisters, Mrs. Floyd Blaney of Canton, Mrs. Robert Dallas of Erin, N.Y., Mrs. Theron Binford of Alba, Mrs. Alex Zarski of Springfield, Mo.; 12 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at the Kleese Funeral Home in Canton, Monday with the Rev. Richard C. Bartels, pastor of Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of Canton officiating.  Burial was in the East Canton Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

CHESTER O. TURNER SR., 55 of 86 West Union St., Canton, Pa. died on Thursday, April 1, 1982 at the Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport, Pa.  Mr. Turner was born on June 23, 1926 in Maston, Lycoming County a son of Leslie and Bessie Snyder Turner, Sr.  He was an employee of the H. Rockwell and Son Feed Mill in Canton for 37 years.  Mr. Turner was also a member of the Canton Moose Lodge No. 429, a life member of the Canton Fire Department, a member of Canton VFW Post No. 714 and the Troy American Legion Post.  He was also a veteran of World War II having served in the Navy.  He is survived by his wife, the former Gertrude Mullen, to whom he was married for 35 years; his mother, Mrs. Bessie Turner of Canton; six daughters, Mrs. Lynn (Evelyn) Barker of Eatonville, Wash., Mrs. James (Trudy) Moyer, Mrs. Tony (Sarah) Brown, Miss Mary Turner, Miss Sharon Turner and Miss Carol Turner, all of Canton; five sons, Mr. Calvin (Mike) Turner of San Diego, Calif., Mr. Ernest Turner of Abington, Md., Mr. Leslie Turner of Canton, Mr. Chester Turner, Jr. of Eatonville, Wash. and Mr. Stephen Turner of Canton.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Marion) Murphey of Procter, Mrs. Sarah Pidcoe of Montoursville, Mrs. Charles (Audrey) Thomas of Troy RD; four brothers, Mr. Calvin Turner of Pine Hill, Fla., Mrs. Herbert Turner of Winter Park, Fla., Mr. Philip Turner of Elmira, N.Y., Mr. Leslie Turner, Jr. of Troy, Pa., and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral and committal services will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. James Leitzel, pastor of the Millview Wesleyan Church officiating.  Interment will be in the East Canton Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 7-9 p.m.  The Canton Moose Lodge will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home on Saturday at 7:30

p.m.  Donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society in Mr. Turner’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

TWICHELL Carlos Twichell

of Lakeland, Fla. and formerly of LeRoy, died on Oct. 30, 2012 at 94 years of age.  We have this assurance, that if we love the Lord, we will someday all be together again in Heaven. What a glorious day that will be.  Carlos Leslie Twichell, "Twich" to all who knew him, was born on Oct. 24, 1918 in Perry, N.Y. to Erwin and Mary (Handley) Twichell. He met Ethel Laning at college. They were married in 1939 and moved to Roslyn. Twich was drafted in the Second World War. Days before he was to leave, he received a presidential deferment. Twich never knew until after the war's end that the deferment was because he was working in a machine shop that made parts for the atom bomb.  After retiring as the owner of Twichell's Heating, Roofing and Air Conditioning Co. in Roslyn, Twich moved to his beloved farm in LeRoy. There he loved the view of South Mountain, gardening and raising Angora Goats. He and his wife Ethel spent half the year in Lakeland and half the year at their LeRoy farm. Ethel died on February 28, 1999 after 59 years of marriage. In September of 2000, Twich married Virginia Jacobson, a longtime friend from Lakeland.  Most important in Twich's life was his personal relationship with Jesus Christ. During summer, he attended the East Canton United Methodist Church; during winters, the Light and Life Free Methodist Church in Lakeland. Twich served on many conferences and local church boards in the Free Methodist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Virginia; two children, Joyce (Ira) Haire and Larry Twichell; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; a stepdaughter, Patricia Jacobson; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends; and especially his good buddy Pat VanDyke.  A memorial service to honor Twich's life will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at Lakeland's Free Methodist Church. A private burial will be in the East Canton Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Light & Life Free Methodist Church, 5730 Deeson Rd. or to Florida's Light & Life Camp, Inc. at 5602 Deeson Rd. both in Lakeland, FL 33810.   Towanda Daily Review – November 2, 2012


 

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