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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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FANNING –MRS. LEORA F. BRENCHLEY aged 88 of Center St., Canton died at Sycamore Manor in Williamsport Monday morning, Nov. 25. 1968.  Mrs. Brenchley was a long-time member of the Canton VIA.  Surviving are two sons, Sanford Reedy of Canton and Frank Dean Brenchley of Bethesda, MD.; two daughters, Mrs. Velma Jenkins of Canton and Mrs. Marceil Thomas of Forksville and five grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at the Morse Funeral Home in Canton Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock.  Officiating will be the Rev. Ralph Knight.  Burial will be in East Canton Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

KIRK G. FERGUSON, 5, of Canton RD 2 died Thursday, June 3, 1976, at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira, from injuries received in a tractor farm accident at his home.  He was born July 13, 1970, in Towanda, the son of Gary and Shirley Colton Ferguson.  He was a member of the kindergarten class of the Canton Elementary School.  Surviving are a brother, Stacy, at home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Ferguson of Canton RD 2; maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Colton of Alba; maternal great-grandfather, Frank Wilmarth of Canton; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Morse Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Nelson Griffith, pastor of the First Christian Church of Alba, and the Rev. Larry Clark, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of E. Canton, officiating.  Interment will be in the E. Canton Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FINNERTY - Betty Willow, 75, of Canton, Pa., died while surrounded by her family on Wednesday morning, Feb. 27, 2008, at her granddaughter's home. Betty Lou was born on Sept. 16, 1932 in Cortland, N.Y., a daughter of the late William and Christine (Garverick) Finnerty. She was a 1950 graduate of Canton High School. On July 16, 1950, Betty married Chester Willow in LeRoy, Pa. She now joins her beloved Chester for eternity. In addition to caring for her family and home, Betty was employed at Canford Manufacturing Co. in Canton for many years. She also cared for elderly people. Times spent with her family were most important to Betty. She also enjoyed reading, search word puzzles and crossword puzzles. Surviving are: three children, Nancy (Michael) Acresti and Kenneth (Marcia) Willow, both of Canton, and Janet (David) Embick of Lock Haven; nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren; two sisters and a brother, Jean (Robert) Keech of Freeville, N.Y., Donnalee (Darwin) Morgan and William Finnerty, all of Dryden, N.Y.; a brother-in-law, Gerald Spencer, and special nephew, Alan Spencer, both of Canton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, Chester, who died on Sept. 10, 1988, Betty was predeceased by an infant daughter, Debra Ann; a brother, Kenneth Finnerty; a sister, Grace Spencer; and a nephew, Ricky Finnerty. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until noon on Friday, Feb. 29, at Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. The funeral service will follow with Rev. Bob Prettyman officiating. Burial will be in East Canton Cemetery. Her family suggests that those who wish direct memorials to the Canton Fire Department, P.O. Box 72, Canton, Pa. 17724. - Published in the Towanda Daily Review on 2/28/2008.

FINNERTY –GRACE E. SPENCER, 68, Canton died October 4, 1997 at the Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport.  Born May 31, 1929 in Williamsport she was the daughter of the late William and Christine Garverick Finnerty.  Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family.  She was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing euchre and bingo.  She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Canton Lodge No. 981 and the Canton Area American Legion Auxiliary Post 303.  On August 27, 1945 she married Gerald Spencer in the Newelltown United Methodist Church.  Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Gerald at home; son, Alan Spencer, Canton; three sisters and their spouses, Jean and Robert Keech, Freeville, NY, Betty Willow, Canton and Donnalee and Darwin Morgan, Candor, NY; brother and his spouse, William and Rosalie Finnerty, Dryden, NY; aunt, Ora Guinter, Montoursville, Pa.; uncle, Charles Garverick, Williamsport, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jean Louise Spencer; stepfather, George Hart in 1982; brother, Kenneth Finnerty.  The funeral was held October 8 from the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton with Rev. David Morris, pastor of the Canton Church of Christ (Disciple of Christ) officiating.  Interment followed the service in the East Canton Cemetery.  The family suggests memorials be directed to the Canton American Legion Auxiliary, c/o 246 Troy Street, Canton, PA in Mrs. Spencer’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

FITCH –GLADYS (FITCH) HOLMES, 79, of Granville Summit died on Friday evening, Oct. 29, 2004 at home.  Her husband, Ed and nephew Greg were by her side.  Gladys was born in Alba on June 17, 1925, one of seven children of the late Robert D. “Grandpa” Sr. and Florence (Frost) Fitch.  She enjoyed her work as a food administrator with the Troy Community Hospital for over 25 years, until retiring in 1985.  Gladys was a member of the Alba First Christian Church as well as the Wheel Inn Club in Roaring Branch.  She also enjoyed being a social member of the Irem Shriners in Wilkes-Barre.  Family meant everything and Gladys was the rock of the family.  She helped to raise the Fleming nephews and to her they were always “her boys.”  She will be missed very much.  Surviving her are: her beloved husband of 47 years, Edward, at home; three sisters, Adelia Pepper of Williamsport, Pa., Nellie Harlan of Cogan Station, Pa., Florence DeCoursey of Liberty, Pa.; four special nephews, Mark, Jeff, Gregory and Brett Fleming; and a special niece, Marjorie Pepper.  All of her many nieces and nephews were close in her heart.  Gladys was predeceased by two sisters, Anna Moore and Marylyn Case, and a brother, Robert Fitch Jr.  Her family invites friends to call 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, with the Rev. Tom Blackall officiating.  The committal will be in east Canton Cemetery.  Those who wish may make memorials in Gladys’ name to The First Christian Church of Alba, c/o RR 2, Box 67, Canton, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FITCH - MARILYN F. CASE
Marilyn F. Case, 47, of Troy RD 1, died Tuesday, February 12, 1991 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Marilyn was born January 14, 1944 in Canton, the daughter of Robert D. and Florence Frost Fitch. Mrs. Case was a graduate of Canton High School. She was a member of the Alba First Christian Church and the Theodore Roosevelt American Legion Post No. 167 Auxiliary, Morris Run, PA. Mrs. Case is survived by her parents, Robert and Florence Fitch of Alba and her husband, William R. Case. She is also survived by sons, C. Mark Fleming of Towanda RD 3 and his fiancee, Donna Yale, Jeffrie Fleming of Troy and his fiancee, Marjorie McKerrow, and Greg Fleming and Brett Fleming, both of Troy; stepchildren, Melissa J. Case of Troy, Sgt. Stuart W. Case ( in Operation Desert Storm), Lydia A. Case and Lynda M. Case, both of Troy; granddaughter, Christeenia M. Fleming, Troy; step-granddaughter, Rebecca M. Spencer of Troy; sisters, Mrs. Delilia Pepper and Mrs. Nellie Harland, both of Williamsport, Mrs. Gladys Holmes of Granville Summit RD 1 and Mrs. Florence DeCoursey of Liberty, PA; nieces, nephew, and cousins. She was predeceased by a sister, Anna L. Moore in 1961 and a brother, Robert W. Fitch in 1982. Funeral services were held February 16 at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and interment to be in East Canton Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the Marilyn F. Case Memorial Fund in care of Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA 16947.(TGR, Thursday, February 21, 1991)

Robert D. “Grandpa” FITCH SR. well known resident of Alba, PA died Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at the Troy Community Hospital.  He was 104 years old.  Born January 26, 1895 in Leolyn, Tioga County, PA. Mr. Fitch was the son of the late Charles and Hanna Hacket Finch.  Through out life Mr. Fitch possessed a hard work ethic as a “doer” whatever the job.  He was employed in various industries including farming, forestry, the railroad, telephone and electric services, cemetery grave digging and butchering.  Mr.Finch  is survived by daughters and son-in-law, Adelia Pepper of Williamsport, PA; Nellie Harland of Cogan Station, PA; Florence DeCoursey of Liberty, PA and Gladys and Ed Holmes of Granville Summit, PA; 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.  Mr. Fitch was preceded in death by his wife of almost 81 years, Florence, in 1995; daughters, Anna Moore in 1962 and Marylyn Case in 1991; a son, Robert Fitch Jr. in 1982; a grandchild and a great-grandchild; sisters, Betsy Davis, Edna Huntley and Emma Barrett; a brother, Elwin Fitch; sons-in-law, Larue Pepper, Harold Harlan and Rich and DeCoursey.  Funeral services were held November 26 at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating and interment to be in the East Canton Cemetery, Canton Township.  Memorials may be directed to the Alba Christian Church, c/o RR 2, Box 68, Canton, PA 17724 in Mr. Fitch’s memory. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, December 2, 1999

Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifROBERT D. ‘GRANDPA’ FITCH, SR., 104, well-known and respected resident of Alba, died peacefully Tuesday, November 23, 1999, at the Troy Community Hospital.  Born January 26, 1895 in Leolyn, Tioga County, Mr. Fitch was the son of the late Charles and Hanna Hacket Fitch.  When he was two years old his mother died.  He was later raised by his father’s second wife, Mary.  Bob attended the Bennett Hill School near Grover when time permitted, as work on his family’s farm came first.  At the age of 19 Bob left the farm and found work in the Horseheads, NY area.  On December 5, 1914, Bob married Florence Frost in Horseheads.  Their lives together would span the next 80 years be blessed with seven children.  Throughout life, Mr. Fitch possessed an ethic of hard work as a “doer” –whatever the job.  He was employed in various industries, including farming, forestry, the railroad, telephone and electric services, cemetery grave digging and butchering.  He was a member of Minnequa Grange No. 754 for more than 60 years.  “Pop” or “Grandpa” Fitch’s keen memories about the times gone by would weave many fascinating webs of history, both locally and of the world’s advancements and events over the past 100-plus years.  His sharp memory and quick wit will be remembered and missed by all whose lives he touched.

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Mr. Fitch is survived by four daughters and a son-in-law; Adelia Pepper, Williamsport, Nellie Harlan, Cogan Station, Florence DeCoursey, Liberty, and Gladys and Ed Holmes of Granville Summit; 14 grandchildren, 23 great-great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Mr. Fitch was predeceased by his wife of almost 81 years, Florence, May 14, 1995; two daughters, Anna Moore in 1962 and Marilyn Case in 1982; a son, Robert Fitch Jr. in 1982; one grandchild; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Betsy Davis, Edna Huntley and Emma Barrett; a brother, Elwin Fitch; and three sons-in-law, Larue Pepper, Harold Harlan, and Richard DeCoursey.  The funeral service was held Friday, November 26 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating.  Interment was in the East Canton Cemetery.  The family suggests that memorials be directed to the Alba Christian Church, c/o RR 2, Box 68, Canton, Pa in Mr. Fitch’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

ROBERT W. FITCH, 64, OF Canton, RD 2, died at the Robert Packer Hospital Friday afternoon, Dec. 3, 1982, after and extended illness.  Mr. Fitch was a retired farmer and was born in Alba on June 23, 1918, the son of Robert D. and Florence Frost Fitch, who survive him.  He was a member of the First Christian Church of Alba.  He is survived by two sons, Steven Fitch of Canton RD 2, and James Fitch of Troy RD 1; a stepson, Benjamin Darrow of Canton; two stepdaughters, LaVonne Brown of Troy and Sally Locke of Tonawanda, NY; his parents Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Fitch of Canton RD 2; five sisters, Delia Pepper of Williamsport, Nellie Harland also of Williamsport, Gladys Holmes of Granville Summit RD 1, Florence DeCoursey of Liberty, and Marilyn Case of Troy; six grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; also uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mr. Fitch was predeceased by his wife, Make K. Fitch, on Nov. 18, 1980, and a daughter Ruth Ann Fitch in 1942.  Funeral services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home on Sunday, December 5.  Officiating was the Rev. Duane Taylor of Grover and the Rev. Glen Landis, pastor of New Life Temple, Canton.   Burial was in the East Canton Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Cemetery.

FOSTER –JANET CRUMM, 87.  On the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002, native Cantonian Janet Jouise (Foster) Crumm died quietly at St. Andrew’s Village in Indiana, Pa.  She was 87 years of age.  Born in Canton on November 8, 1914, she was the daughter of William M. and Josephine (Lindley) Foster.  Janet was educated in the Canton schools, graduating Canton High School with the Class of 1932.  After high school, she worked at the office of Dr. Dann in Canton.  In her free time, Janet used to enjoy watching the softball games which were played down at the present site of the War Memorial Pool.  During such a game in 1935, Janet caught the eye of young pitcher of the Jersey Shore team.  After the game, the pitcher made it a point to get acquainted with Janet, and thus began her courtship with Clement H. Crumm.  They were united in marriage in July 1940, and were together until Clemm’s passing in January 2000.  The Crumms relocated to Buffalo, N.Y. when Clem took a position with Curtis-Wright Aircraft.  After the war, the Crumms, along with their young son Thomas, returned to Canton.  In 1953, Janet went to work as a quality control inspector for the Swayze Folding Box Company in Canton, and remained there until her retirement in 1976.  After her retirement, Janet became an active volunteer with the Canton Clothing Center.  Janet was especially skilled in all manner of hand work, particularly crocheting and quilting.  She also enjoyed flower gardening, and the blossoms that adorned her home were a welcome addition to the neighborhood.  Janet was also a true “people person: who enjoyed the simple pleasures of the front porch visits with her neighbors.  She had a lifelong devotion to the Lord, having been a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Canton, as well as its successor, the Canton Ecumenical Parish, and was a member of the I.H.S. Adult Sunday School Class.  Janet was basically a low-profile person who, like the Levites of Biblical times, attended numerous tasks and duties to the house of the Lord without formal recognition.  Janet is survived by her son, Dr. Thomas E. (and Sara) Crumm of Indiana, Pa.; grandsons Jonathan and David Crumm, as well as several nieces.  Janet was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 50 years, Clement H. Crumm, and brothers Dr. Richard I. foster and William R. Foster.  In accordance with Janet’s wishes, there will be no viewing.  A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 at Canton Ecumenical Parish, 43 North Center Street, with pastor Dean Walrath officiating.  Friends may call at the church from 10 to 11 a.m.  Interment will be in the East Canton Cemetery.  Memorial contributions in Janet’s name may be made to the Canton ecumenical Parish Memorial Fund, c/o the church.  Professional services are being handled to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Inc.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FOUST –DOROTHY I WILLIAMS age 62 of Alba, Pa., Monday, April 25, 1966 at Troy Community Hospital.  Friends may call at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, Center St., Canton Tuesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday, April 27 at 2 p.m.  East Canton Cemetery.  Survived by son, John Otis Williams of Auburn, N.Y.; granddaughter, Miss Lynda Williams of Canton, Pa.; three sisters, Mrs. Edna Williams of Canton, Mrs. Lucy Manley of Elmira and Mrs. Louise McWilliams of Alba, Pa.; two brothers, James D. Foust and Paul Foust both of Alba; several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Williams was born in Granville Summit, Feb. 25, 1904, the daughter of George C. and Gladys Haflett Foust.  She worked at one time at Belmar Mfg. Co. and Canton Creamery and was a member of the Alba Christian Church.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/26/1966

ANTHONY T. FROMILLE, 62, of Canton RD 1, died Sunday, June 1, 1980.  Mr. Fromille was born Feb. 13, 1918 in Morrisville, Pa., a son of Michael and Marion Nuzzio Fromille.  He was a World War II Army veteran, a member of the Canton VFW Post 741, a member of The Wheel Inn Club and the Red Run Rod and Gun Club.  He and his wife operated Park Hotel in Canton for 15 years.  They also operated the Canton Diner and a catering service for various social outings in the Canton area.  He is survived by his wife, the former Alberta Eifwerth; two sons, Anthony Jr. and Eugene both of Canton RD 1; three daughters, Mrs. Rudy (Diane) Passeri of Canton RD 1; Mrs. Delores Dibble of Canton RD 2; and Miss Barbara Fromille, at home; four sisters, Carrie, of Florida, Mrs. Margaret Starr of Montoursville, Pa., Mrs. Mary Domonick and Miss Frances Fromille, both of Williamsport; seven grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Clarke …mond, pastor of the Canton Ecumenical Parish officiating.  Military honors will be accorded by the Canton VFW Post No. 741.  Interment will be in the East Canton Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 3:30 until 5:30 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review.

EARL EUGENE ‘GENO’ FROMILLE, 49, Canton RR 1, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, March 19, 1996 at his home.  Born May 23, 1946 in Williamsport, he was a son of Alberta Eiswert Fromille and the late Anthony Fromille Jr.  He was a graduate of Canton High School, class of 1964.  In earlier years he was employed by Jones & Brague Mining Co. of Morris run.  He later owned and operated Geno’s Café in Canton.  Most recently, he was employed by Marks Brothers restaurant, Mansfield.  He was a talented musician and was former guitarist of the Steel Sun band for several years.  He also enjoyed wood crafting and was an avid collector.  Surviving are his wife, Monica L. Baxter, at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa J. and Lonnie Carpenter, Canton, and Danielle M. and Matthew Henson, Canton; his mother, Alberta Fromille, Canton; two grandchildren, Mercedes R. Carpenter and Caleb R. Henson; a brother and sister-in-law, Anthony Jr. “Butch” and Liz Fromille, Canton; a sister and brother-in-law; Dianne and Rudy Passeri, Canton; two sisters, Delores White and Barbara Fromille, both of Canton; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his father, Anthony Sr., on June 1, 1980.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 1996 at the Pepper funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral service will be held at 11 am, Friday, March 22 at the funeral home with the Rev. David B. Morris officiating.  Interment will be at the East Canton Cemetery.  The family suggests that memorials be directed to a charity of one’s choice in Mr. Fromille’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

FROST Florence L. FITCH, 96, of Canton RR 2, PA died Sunday, May 14, 1995 at the troy Community Hospital.  Born August 10, 1889 in Schuyler County, NY, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Marie B. Bement Frost.  Mrs. Fitch was a long-time member of the Alba Christian Church and belonged to the Minnequa Grange No. 654 for 58 years.  Surviving is her husband of 80 years, Robert D. Fitch, at home; a daughter, Adelia Pepper of Williamsport; daughters and sons-in-law, Nellie and Harold Harlan of Cogan Station, PA, Gladys and Ed Holmes of Granville summit, PA and Florence and Richard DeCoursey of Liberty PA; 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by daughters, Anna Moore in 1962 and Marylyn Case in 1991; a son, Robert Fitch Jr. in 1982; two grandchildren, a sister and three brothers.  Funeral services were held May 17 (2 pm) at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating and interment to be in East Canton Cemetery, Canton Township.  Memorials may be directed to the Alba Christian Church, c/o Betty Ferguson, RR 2, Box 68, Canton, PA 17724 in Mrs. Fitch’s memory.

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WALTER S. GARDNER, JR., age 74 of 183 Troy St., Canton, Pa. Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1981.  Friends may call at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, Pa. Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held there Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Clarke J. Redmond officiating.   Interment will be in East Canton Cemetery.  Survived by 2 sons, Paul of Canton and James of Elkland; daughter, E. J. Stockom of Pine Valley, NY; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren and cousins.  Mr. Gardner was preceded in death by his wife, the former Ruth Faulkner who died March 30, 1967.  He was a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish, Navy Veteran of WW II, and a retired mail carrier of 38 years for the Canton Post Office.  He also operated, with his son, Paul the Gardner Machine Shop in Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

HENRY M. GEE, age 67, Canton RD 1, died at the St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, N.Y., early Wednesday morning.  He was formerly employed at Swayze Folding Box Company where he was a foreman for many years.  The deceased was a member of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Canton.  He is survived by his wife Katherine; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Turner, Yamhill, Oregon; two sisters, Mrs. Darwin Elliott, Lawrenceville; Mrs. Glenn Williams, Canton, RD 1; three brothers, Mayne Gee, Canton RD 1, L. J. Gee, Lawrenceville and Milo Gee, Plattsburg; three grandchildren.  The body is at the Morse Funeral Home, Main Street, Canton.  Viewing hours will be Thursday, 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m.  The recitation of the Rosary will be on Thursday evening at 8:30.  Funeral services will be on Friday morning at 10:00 a.m., at St. Michael’s Church.  The Rev. Father Thomas Carlin will be the celebrant of the Requiem Mass.  Burial will be in East Canton Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

ELWYN V. GLECKNER, 78, Canton RD 1, died July 2, 1989 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Mr. Gleckner was born in Canton on October 25, 1910, a son of William V. and Sarah Luella Fowler Gleckner, and the grandson, of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Gleckner, founder of W. W. Gleckner. He was co-owner of W. W. Gleckner and Sons Company.  He was a retired florist of the former Gleckner Greenhouse, Canton RD.  Mr. Gleckner was a graduate of Canton High School, attended Mercersburg Academy.  He graduated from Penn State with a degree in Landscape Architecture.  Mr. Gleckner was a member of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Canton.  He was a former Canton Borough Councilman and a long time treasurer for the Canton Boy Scouts.  He is survived by two sons, Robert V. and Ida Gleckner; Ronald W. Gleckner and special friend, Claire Honeywell, Tucson, AZ; one brother, Donald F. Gleckner, Canton, six grandchildren, Wendy Vermilya, Williamsport, Gary and Lyle Gleckner, Canton RD; Michelle Heckman, Elizabethtown, PA; Fawn and William B. Gleckner, Avan, NY; one great-granddaughter, Sarah Heckman.  One niece and several cousins also survive.  He was predeceased by his wife of 53 Irene Burlingame, on June 3, 1987.  The funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with Rev. David B. Morris, his pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in the East Canton Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

LUTHER F. GOLDEN, age 59 years, Canton RD 1, died at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, early Wednesday morning, February 22, 1967, after an extended illness.  Mr. Golden was born in Orrtanna, (Adams County) on May 25, 1907, the son of Samuel and Alberta Weikert Golden.  Prior to his illness he was employed as a machinist for many years at Remington Rand plant in Elmira, N.Y.  He was a member of the East Canton Methodist Church and also a member of the Moose Lodge.  Survivors are his widow, Rosemary Weigel Golden, a Canton Elementary School teacher; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Shubart of Paxtang; a sister, Mrs. Earl Weaver of Hanover; a brother, William H. Golden of Canton; four grandchildren.  Funeral arrangements will be announced from the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40, N. Center St., Canton.  Buried East Canton Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

Benjamin E. GREENE, 82, of Troy, PA died Thursday, November 2, 1995 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  He was born August 6, 1913 in Limestone, TN, the son of William and Sarah Castle Greene.  He was employed for 28 years with Penelec in canton and Troy.  Mr. Greene was a member of the first Baptist Church in troy.  He was a former member of the Canton Moose Club.  He is survived by daughters, Lorna Craley of Elmira, NY and Barbara Simcoe of troy, PA; grandchildren, Robin (Brad) Regester of Mansfield, PA, Eric Simcoe of Troy, Alan B. (MaryAnne) Craley and Tracey Craley Knapp of Elmira; seven great-=grandchildren; sister, Ella Mae (Elson) Buck; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his wife, Florence, in 1983; son-in-law, Alan N. Craley on October 25, 1995; great grandson, Alan M. Craley in 1990.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on November 6 with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in the east Canton Cemetery, East Canton.  Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 413 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, November 9, 1995

BENJAMIN I. GREENE, 82, Troy, PA died November 2, 1995, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  He was born August 6, 1913, in Limestone, TN, the son of William and Sarah Castle Greene.  Mr. Greene was employed for 28 years with Penelec in Canton and Troy; was a member of the First Baptist Church in Troy; and a former member of the Canton Moose Lodge.  Surviving are his daughters, Lorna Craley, Elmira, Barbara Simcoe, Troy; Grandchildren, Robin (Brad) Regester, Mansfield, Eric Simcoe, Troy, Alan B. (MaryAnne) Craley and Tracy Craley Knapp, Elmira; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Ella Mae (Elson) Buck; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his wife, Florence in 1983; son-in-law, Alan N. Craley, Oct. 25, 1995; great-grandson, Alan M. Craley, 1990.  The funeral and committal service was held at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, November 6 with the Rev. Garry Zuber, officiating.  Burial was in the East Canton Cemetery, East Canton.  Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 413 S. Main Street, Athens, Pa.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

BERNARD ‘PETE’ GREENE, 48, of Grover, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Troy Community Hospital by Bradford County Coroner Gordon Farr following a motorcycle accident on Route 14 two miles south of Canton at 2:45 a.m. last Wednesday, according to a report by Towanda State Police.  It was reported that he was operating his 1972 Yamaha motorcycle south on Route 14 when the machine crossed over into the northbound lane, flipped over onto its left side, and skidded approximately 21 feet.  Damage to the motorcycle was estimated at $200 and police are continuing their investigation.  Mr. Greene was born at Canton RD 1 March 2, 1933, a son of Leroy and Della Campbell Greene.  He was an alumnus of Canton High School graduating in 1952.  He and Mrs. Greene observed their 24th wedding anniversary in December 1976.  He was presently employed at the Facet Enterprises in Elmira as a millwright.  He was a member of the Local UAW 604 and was head welder.  His survivors include his wife the former Martha Brown; twin sons, Steven and Stuart Greene, both at home; three other sons, Pete Greene, at home, Brian Greene of Levittown and Douglas Greene, stationed in Cuba with the US Navy; two daughters, Mrs. Rod (Vicki) Mott of Levittown, and Mrs. Cynthia Vroman of Canton; one granddaughter and two grandsons; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Greene of Gillett; three sisters, Mrs. Bill (Lucille) Vondercheck of Kauffman, Texas, Mrs. Robert (Marilyn) Wilcox of W. Franklin, and Mrs. Marvin (Clara) Woodward of Alba; four brothers, Louis and Roy Greene, both of Gillett, Clyde Greene of Canton, and Gordon Greene of Norwalk, Conn.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. from the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton.  Officiating was the Rev. Duane Taylor, pastor of the Alba Christian Church.  Burial was in the East Canton Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Gary Cosgrove, John Brown, Alin Pat Wood, Richard Baldwin, George Petris and Leo Rose, all fellow workers from Facet Enterprises.  –Towanda Daily Review.

LEROY (DOC) GREENE, age 67 of Gillett, Pa. on Friday, October 6, 1978 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira.  Friends may call at the Ralph Kleese funeral Home, Canton, Pa. Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m. Rev. Charles Root officiating.  Interment in E. Canton Cemetery.  Survived by wife, Della Campbell Green; three daughters, Mrs. William (Lucille) Vondercheck of Elmira, N.Y., Mrs. Robert (Marilyn) Wilcox of W. Franklin, Pa., Mrs. Marvin (Clara) Woodward of Alba, Pa.; sons, Louis and Roy Greene of Gillett, Pa., Clyde Greene of Vero Beach, Fla., Gordon Greene of Pottsdam, N.Y.; a son, Bernard (Pete) Greene died in July 1977; 33 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; two brothers, C. Arnold Greene of Canton RD2, Benjamin Greene of Troy RD1; a brother, John died in August of 1978 in Charleston, W. Va.; one sister, Mrs. Elson (Ella Mae) Buck of Canton RD2, Pa.; several nieces, nephews, cousins.  He was a retired millwright; worked for 24 years for Bendix Corp., Elmira Heights.  He and his wife were married for 48 years.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

 

GRIFFIN Dora Landon

86, of Elmira, formerly of Canton, PA died on June 14, 2012 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Born on October 26, 1925 in Elmira, Dora Marie was a daughter of the late Eliza Mary (White) and Walter Robert Griffin. In addition to her devoted care of family and home, Dora worked as a custodian for Canton Area Schools for many years until retirement. She was active with the Canton Innes Hose Company's Auxiliary and Canton's Women of the Moose Lodge 981, earning several degrees in the College of Regents. Most recently Dora attended the Penna. Ave. United Methodist Church in Pine City. Dora enjoyed times spent with family, gardening, bird watching and sewing; making quilts for all her children. She loved all animals, especially her pets. Her neighbors at Flannery Towers in Elmira will continue to keep Dora's flower garden tended and beautiful in her memory.  Surviving are her children, Gordy Benson (Andy Hager) of Alba, Sylvia (Gene) Horton of Millerton, Linda (Ed) Stewart, Ronnie (Sharon) Benson and Larry (Debi) Benson all of Pine City, Caroline Freeman of Flower Mound, TX and John (Carol) Landon of Canton; 21 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren; siblings, Delores (Albert) Wheeler and Louise (Tallie) Marsh all of Elmira and Robert (Sandra) Griffin of Lawrenceville; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by two husbands, Gordon A. Benson and Thomas D. Landon and a grandson, Justin Landon.  Calling hours are 2 - 4 p.m. Sunday, June 17, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Drive in Canton. Rev. Charlotte Morse will officiate her funeral service at 4:00. Burial in East Canton Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society , 1948 E. Third St. Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the ASPCA, P.O. Box 179 Ulster, PA 18850. Star Gazette – June 15, 2012   

 

DANIEL GRISWOLD, 93, the last surviving veteran of the Civil War of Leroy Township, near Canton, died Monday (Dec. 28, 1936) at a hospital in Penn Yan, N.Y. while on a visit to his daughter in that city.  He served two years in the Civil War as a member of Company I, Twelfth New York Cavalry and had been a member of the Ingham Post, G. A. R. of Canton until it disbanded.  He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge of Canton.  Surviving are a son, Howard of Elmira; a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Brown of Penn Yan, and a sister, Mrs. Frankie Barnum of Elmira.  Funeral services were held Thursday at the West Leroy home and at the Methodist Church there.  The Rev. Albert Tricket of Canton officiated assisted by the Rev. Floyd Morris of East Canton.  Burial was made in East Canton Cemetery.

GRISWOLD – The funeral of Gerald GRISWOLD was largely attended Saturday afternoon from the West LeRoy Methodist church, of which he was a member. Mr. Griswold was killed in Lewis Bros. Saw mill, near Whitney’s Point, N.Y., where he had only worked two days. Death was caused by falling on the large circular saw, which he was operating, and being cut so badly he soon bled to death. The sad news of his death reached here Tuesday evening soon after the accident and was a great shock to his mother and stepfather, also a brother, who is working in Buffalo. Many floral offerings bore the high esteem in which he was held. Deceased was 19 years of age and made friends wherever he went because of his cheerful disposition. Six of his friends acted as bearers while six young ladies dressed in white carried flowers. The interment was in East Canton cemetery, Rev. C. C. GUSTIN officiating. (NOTE: Taken from LeRoy News) TGR 1913

GREENE, LOUIS L.,   Luois L. Greene, 50, of Arkport, NY died November 21, 1986 at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell, where he was taken after being stricken ill.  Mr. Greene was born December 3, 1935 in Canton, a son of LeRoy and Delia Campbell Greene.  He was employed by SKF Industried in Hornell as a maintenance supervisor and was formerly employed at Fassett Enterprises in Elmira. He also owned and operated  cable company in Gillett, PA.  He was a graduate of Canton High School and was a USAF veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of Cansaraga American Legion.  He was a hunter and fisherman. Among his survivors are his wife, Sandra; two sons, Louis and James Greene; daughters, Linda Harkness and Joy Ames, all of Gillett; two step-sons and three step-daughters; six grandchildren; brothers, Gordon of Potsdam, Roy of Pine City and Clyde of Florida; sisters, Lucille Vondenchek of Elmira, Marilyn Wilcox of West Franklin and Clara Woodward of Alba; nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services were held November 24 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with Rev. Charles Root officiating and interment to be in East Canton Cemetery.  (TGR Nov. 27, 1986)

GUENTHER –MRS. MARY M. GREENE, 69, formerly of Canton, died Jan. 10, 1983, in Dar-Way Nursing Home, Estella, where she had lived about three years.  Her husband, Otto Greene, died in December 1969.  Born at Glenmont, Ohio, on Feb. 6, 1913, she was a daughter of Harvey and Clara Blanchard Guenther.  Mrs. Greene was a registered nurse.  She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church.  Surviving are a son, William H. of Germantown, MD; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Mickley, of Danville, Ohio; a brother, Charles Guenther, in Florida; and two granddaughters.  Funeral services were held Jan. 12 at Canton.  Burial was in East Canton Cemetery.  The Rev. Stephen D. McGough, her pastor, officiated. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

HARKNESS   George Harkness, 87, longtime resident of Canton, Pa., and formerly of the Williamsport area, died on Saturday morning, April 17, 2010 at Sherwood's Personal Care Home in Canton.  George Hartley Harkness was born on June 6, 1922 in East Canton, one of nine children in the family of the late Floyd and Louise (PIERCE) Harkness. He was a 1939 graduate of Canton High School. George worked in Elmira, N.Y. for Eclipse Machine, a division of Bendix Aviation Corp., until he was called to serve his country. A proud World War II veteran, George saw action in the Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns. He was a heavy mortar gunner with the U.S. Army's Company D, 303rd Infantry, 97th Division. On Aug. 15, 1941, he married the former Eleanor M. SNYDER. They shared 68 wonderful years together and were blessed with four children.  George was a self-employed deliveryman for the Hurr's Dairy Company for many years. He also raised livestock on his farm near Canton and drove an ambulance. George was an active member of the East Canton United Methodist Church and always enjoyed volunteering there. Other memberships included Canton's V.F.W. Post 714, Masonic Lodge 415 and Forest Land Owner's Association. He was a former Lions Club Lodge member. George loved being outdoors. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed fishing and hunting. In later years, he enjoyed keeping in touch with his Army buddies and went to reunions all over the country.  Surviving are: his wife, Eleanor; four children, Marilyn (Tom) Steiger of Wedowee, Ala., William (Roxie) Harkness of California, Jeanne (Dan) Priga of Cranberry Township, Pa., and Michael (Michelle) Harkness of Troy, Pa.; 10 grandchildren, Cathie and Ron Steiger, Travis Harkness, Brent Maynard, Kate Priga, Michael P. and Courtney Harkness, Katie, Derek and Jordan Campbell; four great-grandchildren, Brandon and Ana Steiger, Seth and Tyler Maynard; two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Arthur and Marie Harkness of Canton, Donald and Shirley Harkness of Monroeton and Mary Harkness of the Bradford County Manor; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.  George was predeceased by six siblings: Willard, Marian and Harry Harkness, Eleanor Moryan, Dorothy Possemato and Marcia "Jane" Harkness.  The family invites friends to call from 9:30–11 a.m. Friday, April 23, at the East Canton United Methodist Church. The Canton Masonic Lodge will honor their brother at 11 a.m. immediately followed by the funeral service with his pastor, Rev. Laura King officiating. Burial will be in East Canton Cemetery with full military honors accorded.  In lieu of flowers, his family suggests memorials in Mr. Harkness' name be made to East Canton U.M. Church at RR 1 Box 1396, Canton, PA 17724, or to a charity of one's choice. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is in care of arrangements.  April 19, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

HARRIS Lena Harris RAPALEE, 92, longtime Canton, PA resident, died September 30, 2002 at Dar-Way Nursing Hoe in Estella, PA.  Born April 10, 1910 in Armenia Township, she was the daughter of Charles T. and Ethel (Stanton) Harris.  She attended the Pierce School in Armenia Township and later, Troy High School, graduating with the class of 1928.  During the course of her life Lee lived between Bradford County and Rochester, NY.  She was employed for 25 years with Eastman Kodak in Rochester, retiring in December 1971.  She was married to the late George Rapalee for 42 years until he passed in January of 1988.  While living in Canton Lee was very active in various organizations and was a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish.  Lee is survived by sons, Thomas (Dora) Landon of Canton RR 1, PA and Gerald (Louise) Fitch of Ontario, NY; daughter Jean (Gene) Harmon of Canton; nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband George, she was predeceased by a daughter, Lorraine Burr and a grandson Harvey Fitch.  Funeral services will be held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on October 4 (2 pm with calling hours from noon until 2) with interment to follow in East Canton Cemetery.

GEORGE J. HART, 83, of Forksville RD 1 died Sunday, July 25, 1982, at the Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport, Pa.  Mr. Hart was born July 6, 1899 in Richmond, Va., a son of William and Nellie Stanley Hart.  He was a retired laborer and an Army veteran of World War I.  He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Darwin (Donnalee) Morgan of Roaring Branch RD 1; three step-daughters, Mrs. Robert (Jean) Keech of Freeville, N.Y., Mrs. Gerald (Grace) Spencer of Canton and Mrs. Chester (Betty) Willow of Canton RD 1; a step-son William Finnerty of Freeville, N.Y.; four sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Spain and Mrs. Thelma Galespi, both of Ashland, Va., Mrs. Violet Perrot and Mrs. Inez Zinker, both of Richmond, Va.; two grandchildren; 14 step-grandchildren; 21 step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Private funeral and committal services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home with the Rev. David B. Morse officiating.  Interment will be in the East Canton Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ELLJAY HARTZIG SR., 52 of 65 S. Center Street, Apt. 9, Canton died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1992 at home.  He was born on Oct. 19, 1949 in Cherry Township, Sullivan County the son of Willard and Edna Swain Hartzig.  He was a self-employed truck driver and construction foreman until ill health forced him to retire.  He was a member of Canton Loyal Order of Moose No. 429.  EllJay had served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper from 1957-1959.  Surviving is his wife, Jean Parker Hartzig.  They celebrated 34 years of marriage on Jan. 1, 1992.  Also surviving are; two daughters, Cynthia Preston, Canton and Penny Watkins, Fort Myers, Fla.; two sons, EllJay Hartzig Jr. of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Timothy Hartzig with the U.S. Army in Germany; six grandchildren; his mother, Edna Hartzig, Crystal Lake, Ill.; one sister, Mary Jane Warnecke, Crystal Lake and two brothers, David Hartzig, Syracuse and Edward Hartzig, St. Petersburg.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, Feb. 6, 1992 at 1 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center Street, Canton with the Rev. Melvin Good officiating.  Interment will be in East Canton Cemetery.  Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Loyal Order of Moose No. 429 will conduct memorial services for their departed brother at 8:30 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

FRANK HERMAN JR.
 Frank Herman Jr., 66, of RR 2, Canton died Wednesday, January 29, 1992 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was born May 3, 1925 in Odgensburg, Tioga County, the son of Frank and Milly Barry Herman Sr. He was a farmer for 40 years and owned Albavale Farms for the past 33 years.  Frank was employed by Sire Power as a technician for 38 years.  He was a veteran of the US Navy, serving from 1944-46. Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Joey Bedford Herman; sons, Michael W. Herman and Alvin G. Herman, both of Canton RR 2; daughters, Diane K. Knerr, Rochester, NY and Wanda Westerman, Santa Barbara, CA; eight grandchildren; sister, Jane Kelly of Canton RR; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held January 31 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Jeffrey Patton officiating and interment to be in East Canton Cemetery, Canton Township. Memorial donations may be directed to the East Canton United Methodist Church, c/o Rev. Jeffrey Patton, RR 1, Box 73, Canton, PA 17724 or the American Cancer Society, 515 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810. (TGR, Thursday, February 6, 1992)

HILL Hazel P. MORSE, 78, long-time resident of Canton RR 1, PA (LeRoy Twp.) died unexpectedly Thursday, July 2, 1998 at her home.  She was born July 14, 1919 in Canton, the daughter of the late Hollis E. and Helen M. Smith Hill.  Hazel attended Canton High School.  She was a homemaker and also served as postmaster in LeRoy for eight years until her retirement in 1984.  Mrs. Morse was a member of the LeRoy Open Hand Grange No. 153.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Richard Bailey of LeRoy; granddaughters and their spouses, Pamela and David Collins of Granville Summit, PA and Susan and Steven Scott of Sullivan, IN; great-granddaughters, Stephanie and Stacey Scott; sisters, Lena I. Brayton of Ft. Bragg, CA and Phyllis Hill of Mattydale, NY; brothers and sister-in-law, Walter and Leatrice Hill of Jersey Shore, PA and Edward Holcombe of Bloomsburg, Pa; brother-in-law, Harry Morse of Canton RR 1; sisters-in-law and spouses, Ruth and Wilmer Wilcox of Canton, Zelma and Vaughn of Canton RR 1, Marjorie and Robert Wright of Canton, Martha Pepper of Canton; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services were to be held July 6 at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton with Rev. Larry Jennings Jr. officiating and interment to be in East Canton Cemetery, Canton Township. Memorials may be directed to American Diabetes Association, Kirby Health center, 63 N. Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1311 or the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701 in Mrs. Morse’s memory.

HILL –IDA HILL LOVEJOY – Graveside services will be conducted for former Canton resident Ida Hill Lovejoy, 83, who died in Somers Point, NJ Oct. 31, 1991.  Rev. Richard Barner, pastor of the Canton Ecumenical Parish will officiate at this 11:00 a.m. service, November12 at the East Canton Cemetery.  Mrs. Lovejoy is survived by her husband, Carl, Seaville, NJ; a son, James L., Mill Valley, CA; a daughter, Sally L. McAllister, Linwood, NJ; a brother, Wilson C. Hill, Amherst, MA and seven grandchildren.  Arrangements are under the direction of Godfrey Funeral Home, Palermo, NJ.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

BLOOM HOAGLAND, age 65 years, died at his home on Main Street, Saturday evening, June 28, 1947.  Hi is survived by his wife and two sons, Kenneth of Canton and Howard of Canton RD.  Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the home and 2 o’clock at the Canton First Baptist Church.  Rev. Russell Camp, pastor of the church officiated assisted by Rev. E. R. Sidler of Wilkinsburg.  Burial in East Canton Cemetery.

 

HOAGLAND C. Kenneth

78, a resident of the Dar-Way Nursing Home, formerly of Canton, died Tuesday, Jan 14, at the Troy community Hospital.  Born Jan 15, 1907 in Leroy Township, Bradford County, he was the son of Bloom and Matha HOAGLAND.  Mr. Hoagland retired in 1972 as a motel manager with the Airport Motel in Lexington, Kentucky.  He was a member of the Canton Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, and also the Canton Loyal Order of the Moose No. 429.  Surviving are his wife of 57 years, the former Alleen MANLEY; three sons, Charles R. Hoagland of Toledo, Ohio, Craig M. Hoagland and Thomas L. Hoagland, both of Lexington Kentucky.  Five grandchildren, neices, nephews and cousins also survive.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan 18, at 11 a.m., at the Morse- Kleese Funeral HOme, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Dauane Taylor officiating.  Family and friends may call at the funeral home tonigh from 7 to o'clock.  Those wishing may forward memorila donations to the Caton Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, in Mr. Hoagland's memory.  RHW.  Jan.,Towanda Daily Review.  

 

HOLMES Edward Holmes

Edward Holmes, 74, of Granville Summit, PA died on Thursday evening, February 24, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born on November 5, 1936, in Williamsport, Pa. Edward Leroy Holmes was the son of the late Harold and Marion (Fritz) Holmes Benson.  He was the devoted husband of Gladys (Fitch) Holmes for over 47 years until her passing on October 29, 2004.  Ed was employed as Meat Manager by the Acme Grocery Store in Troy for over 30 years.  After retiring, he established and operated Holmes’ Custom Meat Processing at his home in Granville Township for 16 years.  Ed was a member of the Canton Moose Lodge 429 and the Wheel Inn Club in Roaring Branch.  He was member and Past Master of the Trojan Lodge No. 306 Free & Accepted Masons and served our country with the U.S. Marine Corps.  Ed will be remembered as a dedicated family man.  He also enjoyed playing cards especially euchre and poker.  Ed was an avid outdoorsman and loved fishing and hunting.  Surviving are four special men “nephews” that Ed and Gladys helped raise; Mark Fleming of Towanda, Jeff Fleming of Sayre, Greg Fleming of Springfield, Va. and Brett Fleming of Canton, a sister; Mary Lou Walker of Rochester, N.Y. aunts, June Holmes of Sayre and June Duke, Melroy, Pa., three sisters-in-law; Florence DeCoursey of Liberty, Adelia Pepper, Nellie Harlan and a very close niece; Margie Pepper all of Williamsport, several nieces, nephews, cousins and his beloved cat, Callie.  In addition to his wife Gladys, he was predeceased by three sisters and a brother; Joy Pertesto, Anis Fling, Blanch Adams and Robert Holmes, mother-in-law and father-in-law; Florence and Robert D. “Grampa” Fitch, two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law; Anna Moore, Marylin Fitch-Case and Robert Fitch.  Friends may call 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 1st. at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr., in Canton. The Troy Masonic Lodge will honor their bother at 12:45 p.m., at the funeral home, followed by the funeral and committal at 1 p.m. with Rev. Gary Zuber, officiating. Military honors will be accorded.  Burial will be in East Canton Cemetery.    Those who wish may make memorials in his name to the Alba Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), 74 Church, Alba, Pa 16910 or the Troy Veterinary Clinic, 15579 Rt. 14, Troy, Pa. 16947.    Funeral home obituary

 

HUFFMAN E. Marion WILCOX, 71, of Canton RR 1, PA died Wednesday, July 4, 201 at her home.  Born July 23, 1929 in Maston, PA she was the only daughter of the late Jack Sr. and Edith Bennett Huffman.  Marion graduated from Canton High School class of 1947 and later attended Mansfield State College.  Mrs. Wilcox was employed by the former Burks Clothing Store in Canton until her retirement in 1974.  She was an active member of the Windfall United Methodist Church and the church’s women’s group.  She belonged to the Windfall Grange No. 257 and served as a den mother for the Cub Scouts.  Marion also served as justice of the peace for LeRoy Township for many years.  Surviving are her husband of 52 years.  Surviving are her husband of 52 years, H. Rosa Wilcox, at home; daughters and sons-in-law, Tanya and Stuart Wilcox of Troy, PA, Debra and Elwin Smith of Canton, PA and Melea and Terry Putnam of Troy, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Linda Wilcox of Bernville, PA, Steven and Loretta Wilcox, Alan and Paula Wilcox and Russell Wilcox, all of Canton, PA; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Marion Huffman of Liberty, PA and Jack Jr. and Jean Huffman of Canton; a brother-in-law, Ben Wilcox of Gillett, PA; several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services were held July 6 at the Windfall United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dale Russell and the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating and interment to be in the East Canton Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were directed by the Pepper funeral Home in Canton.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Windfall Memorial Church, RR 1, Box 75, Granville Summit, PA 16926 or Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 1848 in Mrs. Wilcox’s memory.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA   Thursday, July 12, 2001

REV. HERMAN C. HUMKE, 85.  The rev. Herman C. Humke, 85, of 36 Brann St., Canton, Pa. died Friday, Oct. 8, 1982 at the Bradford County Manor.  Rev. Humke was born Oct. 29, 1896 in Ackley, Iowa, a son of John F. and Hilka Peters Humke.  Rev. Humke graduated from the Ackley High School in 1915, Coe College of Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1919 and the McCormick Seminary of Chicago, Ill., in 1922.  He then entered the active ministry in Minnesota and Iowa.  In 1928 rev. Humke came to Punxatawney, Pa. where he resided until 1958.  At this time Rev. Humke came to Canton where he served as pastor of the former Canton Presbyterian Church (now the Canton Ecumenical Parish) until his retirement in 1963 at which time he moved to White Haven, Pa.  Mr. and Mrs. Humke returned to Canton in Nov. 1978 and resided at 16 Brann St., until the time of his death.  In addition to being a retired Presbyterian minister. Of the United Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., a member of the Lackawanna Presbytery in which he held various offices, a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish and past district governor or Rotary District No. 278.  He is survived by his wife the former Ella Stauffer, to 59 years on June 26, 1982; a daughter, Mrs. T. Roger (Joyce) Castle of Canton RD 2; a brother, Samuel of Nevada, Iowa; three grandchildren, Lori, Mary and Thomas Castle of Canton RD 2 and one great-grandson, Adrian of Canton RD 2.  Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  Rev. Humke was predeceased by three sisters and two brothers.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Canton ecumenical Parish, 43 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. John S. Mullen, his pastor, assisted by ministers of the Lackawanna Presbytery officiating.  Interment will be in the East Canton Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Ecumenical Parish, the Canton Ambulance Association or the Canton Community Nursing Service in Rev. Humke’s memory.  Arrangements are by the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home 40 N. Center St., Canton, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

HAL T. JENKINS SR., 75 of RD 1 Canton died at his home Thursday, Aug. 26, 1982.  Mr. Jenkins was born in Huntington, W.Va. May 26, 1907 a son of Van and Anna Wright Jenkins.  He was the owner-operator of the Jenkins Welding Service in Canton.  Surviving are wife of 49 years, the former Naomi Woods; two sons, Hal T. Jenkins, Jr. of RD 1, Canton and David W. Jenkins of Grovetown, Ga.; a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Judy) Wilcox of Canton RD 1; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three sisters, Mrs. Edith Amburgey of Ft. Mitchell, KY., Mrs. Frances Wheeler of Lexington, KY and Mrs. Marshalene Miller of Ashland, Ky.; one brother, Woodrow Wilson Jenkins of Murrells Inlet, S.C.  Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In accordance with Mr. Jenkins’ wishes there will be no funeral services.  Arrangements are by the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review (Buried East Canton Cemetery, Canton Twp.)

CHARLES JENNINGS, former Canton resident Charles Frederick Jennings, 40 died unexpectedly at his residence, Genoa City, WI, January 24, 2006.  Born in Troy on June 5, 1965 he was the son of James and Patricia (Thompson) Jennings.  In his youth he lived in Troy and attended the Troy schools.  He played baseball for Troy High School’s team until his family relocated to Canton.  He played football for Canton Area High School and graduated with the class of 1984.  For 21 years he served the Canton community as a firefighter with the Canton Fire Department and Innes Hose Company.  Not to long ago he moved to Genoa.  He enjoyed hunting and professional sports, especially NASCAR.  He was a young man with a sharp wit and keen sense of humor and was always willing to lend a hand to those in need.  Surviving are his mother, Pat Davison, Canton; fiancée, Elizabeth Kautz, Genoa; sons, Scott Jennings, Canton and Cody Jennings, Genoa; daughters, Ashley Jennings and Amanda Jennings; brothers, Kim (Marcie) Jennings and George (Melissa) Jennings all of Canton; and niece, Becca Jennings and nephew Calvin Jennings as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.  His father James preceded him in death.  The funeral service was held January 28 from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  Interment was in East Canton Cemetery.  The family suggests that memorials be directed to the Innes Hose Co., PO Box 72, Canton, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

JENNINGS   Vaughn Sr. 90, of LeRoy, Pa., died January 7, 2006. Surviving are his wife, Zelma; three sons, Vaughn Jr., Duane and Larry Jennings, all of Granville Summit; 17 grandchildren, 10 step grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and several step great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Friends may call 12-2 p.m. Wednesday at Pepper Funeral Home, Canton. The funeral will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the E. Canton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to: LeRoy Heritage Museum, c/o RR 1 Box 5152, Canton, Pa. 17724.

VAUGHN JENNINGS SR., 90, life-long resident of LeRoy, Pa., died on Saturday evening, Jan. 7, 2006, at the Troy Community Hospital.  Born in LeRoy Township on June 5, 1915, he was a son of the late Frank V. and Edith (Haxton) Jennings.  Vaughn and Zelma (Morse) were married on April 2, 1937, in Granville Center.  They were blessed with more than 68 wonderful years together and raised three children.
He was a member of the former LeRoy Church of Christ and Open Hand Grange No. 153.  “Pop” was a devoted husband and farmer. Zelma “Ted” always came first, and then the farm and family.  Pop’s greatest pride and joy were his workhorses and Massy Ferguson tractors. He also loved visiting with family and friends, talking about the old days. How he’d work with his horses and farm during the day, then haul coal to the shoe factories n New York at nigh after chores. Pop also enjoyed traveling to Ovid, N.Y., where he bought grain from various farmers. This was like his and Ted’s getaway vacation.  Another special place in Pop’s heart was the “Dodge City” Farm in Granville Township. There it was always peaceful and quiet to work the fields and maybe enjoy a picnic lunch under the pines or by the pond. He loved hunting, nature and being outdoors all his life and was a proud dairy farmer for more than 67 years. Pop Jennings was able to help with farm work right up to the time of his passing.  Surviving are his beloved wife, Zelma “Ted” Jennings of LeRoy (Canton R 1); three sons and daughters-in-law, Vaughn Jr. and Joan Jennings, Duane and La Veta Jennings, and Larry and Sherry Frank (Alicia) Jennings, Linda (Allyn) Machmer, Todd (Lori) Jennings, John Jennings, Nancy (Steve) Kinner, Andrea (Clint) Kapichok, Charles Jennings, Kristy (Bradley) Tarbox, Lauriette Ditzler, Mindy Jennings, Trena Jennings (and Steve Cook), Sonja (Jerry) Walker, Larry (Annette) Jennings, Randy (Christine) Jennings, Scott (Nicole) Jennings and James (Michelle) Jennings; 10 step-grandchildren, David Ryan, Sheila Griffith, Darryl (Victoria) Ryan, Dennis (Tina) Ryan, JoAnn (Dale) Castle, Jackie (Keith) Putnam, Judy Rathbun, Richard (Sharon) Ross, Eugene Ross and Kathy Jennings; 34 great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and three step-great-great-grandchildren; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; many nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends and neighbors.  Mr. Jennings was predeceased by two brothers, Donald, in 1997, and an infant, Charles; also a daughter-in-law, JoDeane Jennings; and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.  Friends are invited to call from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral service will immediately follow at 2 p.m. and will be officiated by Mr. Jennings’ grandson Larry Jennings and pastors Ron Bly, Jasper Smith and Duane Taylor.  Burial will be in East Canton Cemetery.  Those who wish may make memorials in Vaughn’s name to the LeRoy Heritage Museum, in care of RR 1, Box 5152, Canton, Pa. –Canton Independent Sentinel

ERLING W. (OLE) JOHNSON
Erling W. (Ole) Johnson, 85, of 84 E. Second St., Canton, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 1991 at home. Born April 9, 1906 in Beloit, Wis., he was the son of A.L. and Marie Olson Johnson. He was the previous owner of the former Belmar Manufacturing in Canton and was presently engaged in dairy farming on Ellenton Mountain in McNett Township. He was one of six founders of the Canton Ambulance Association in 1952 and had served as secretary-treasurer for over 30 years. He was a member of the Pine Lodge F&AM #498 in Linesville, Valley of Towanda Scottish Rite Bodies; Valley of Williamsport Consistory; Young Men's Republican Club, Williamsport, Wheel Inn Inc., Roaring Branch, Loyal Order of the Moose #429, Canton, Endless Winds Volunteer Fire Company, Shunk, lifetime member of Innes Hose Company, Canton Fire Department, and charter member of Red Run Rod and Gun Club, Ralston. Preceding him in death were two sisters and one brother. Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Lois Lindley Johnson, three daughters and sons-in-law, Steven and Patricia Paisner of Overland Park, Kan., LaRue and Gayle Evans of Canton, and Philip and Mary Lou Preston of Canton; four granddaughters and two great-grandchildren; one sister, Evelyn Wood of Linesville, two brothers, Walter Johnson of Rock Creek, Ohio, and Willard Johnson, address unknown, and nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends may call from 2 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. Funeral services will be held there Friday, Sept. 13, at 11 am with the Rev. Richard M. Barner, pastor of the Ecumenical Parish, officiating. Burial will be made at East Canton Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association, PO Box, Canton, PA, 17724.  (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, September 11, 1991)

JOHNSTON –MRS. KATHRYN E. WATTS OF 91 South Minnequa Ave., Canton died early Thursday morning, December 27, 1973 at the Troy Community Hospital following a long illness.  She was born in Ward Township, Tioga County Feb. 6, 1898 a daughter of William and Emma Woodward Johnston.  She was a member of the Church of Christ Disciples of Canton and the Canton Garden Club.  She has been a semi-invalid for nine years.  Mrs. Watts and her husband observed their 58th wedding anniversary this year.  She is survived by her husband, Lisle Watts; a son, Keith Watts of Proctor Star Route; grandchildren, Kelley R. Watts of South Williamsport, Michael and Michelle Watts of St. Louis, Mo.; three sisters, Mrs. David (Margaret) Allen of Granville Summit, Mrs. Ada (Grace) Bailey of Athens and Mrs. Mary Smith of Elmira; three brothers, William Johnston of Troy, Llewellyn Johnston of Ulster and Phillip Johnston of Athens and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, Saturday, Dec. 29 wit the Rev. Thomas N. Logston her pastor officiating.  Burial was in the East Canton Cemetery.  The pallbearers were Duane Shoemaker, Carl Spencer, Harold Landon, James Rockwell, Charles Rockwell, Elwin Caseman.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

Mrs. Ethel F. (KEAGLE) Holmes, 75
Mrs. Ethel F. (Floy) Holmes, 75, of 34 S. Minnequa Ave., Canton, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, (1986) at her home.  Mrs. Holmes was born Feb. 12, 1910 in Union Township, Tioga County, PA., the daughter of Grant and Ida MASE Keagle.  She was retired as a private nurse.  She previously worked at the former Ross Maternity Home in Canton and as a former substitute nurse of the Canton Community Nursing Service and also, the Canton Area School District.  She was a past member of the former Canton United Methodist Church.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Michael (Janice) Dieffenbach and Mrs. Garry (Kathleen) Baumunk, both of Canton.  A son, Rodman C. Holmes, Jr. of Hobe Springs, Fla.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert B. and Dorothy Holmes of Pompano Beach, Fla. and Norvin G. and Donna Holmes, Sr. of Canton. Seventeen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Mrs. Holmes was predeceased by her husband, Rodman C. Holmes, Sr. on Oct. 29, 1963. The funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 31, at 11 A.M. at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. David B. Morse, pastor of the canton Chruch of Christ, Disciples of Christ, officiating. Interment will be in Park Cemetery, Canton. Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 o’clock.  Those wishing may forward memorial donations to the Canton Community Nursing Service in Ethel’s memory.

COLIN E. KELLEY
Colin E. Kelley, 68, of Troy, died Wednesday, November 21, 1990 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born February 20, 1922 in Canton, PA. Mr. Kelley was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and was formerly employed by the Harris Pine Mills Furniture Factory in Hamburg, PA. He is survived by his wife, Mable; daughters, Patricia Murphy, Lonnida Ward and Mable Jo Kaiser, all of Troy; granddaughters, Victoria Murphy and Crystal Murphy. Services were held November 23 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with Pastor Donald Ehrlich officiating and burial to be in East Canton Cemetery, East Canton, PA.(TGR, Thursday, November 29, 1990)

KELLEY - Larry Kelley, 58, of Canton, Pa. died at home on Tuesday evening, Jan. 22, 2008, following a courageous battle with a lengthy illness. At the time of his passing, Larry was surrounded by his family. Born in Sayre, Pa. on March 3, 1949, Larry Stillman Kelley was a son of the late Emmerson and Ruth (Bennett) Kelley. He was a 1967 graduate of Canton High School. A Vietnam War veteran, Larry's military expertise was in jet aircraft maintenance, he earned the rank of Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force's 32nd Tactical Fighter Squadron. On Dec. 7, 1974, Larry married the former Gale Watson in the St. John's Catholic Church Rectory in Troy. They shared 33 years together and raised two children. Larry was employed as a truck driver until his health no longer permitted. He worked for Jones & Brague Mining Co. in Blossburg and Hall Motor Freight formerly of Williamsport for several years. Family and home were the most important things in Larry's life. He loved the Canton area and always called Canton his true home. He enjoyed times spent working on his cars, hunting and the outdoors in general. Surviving are his wife, Gale, at home; a daughter, Jennifer Kelley of Wellsboro (Fiance' Matt Goodreau); a son, Ryan Kelley of Mansfield (Fiancee' Stacy Raub); a brother and three sisters, Richard "Dick" (Judy) Kelley of Stanley, N.Y., Barbara (Harry) Reid of Lisbon Falls, Maine, Janet Cooke of Buck Run, Pa. and Lorraine (Tom) Rusk of Canton; a sister-in-law, Ann Kelley of Canton; special aunts, Norma (Ed) Chubbuck and Blanch Bennett all of Rome; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and his ever faithful Golden Retriever, Bear. Larry was predeceased by a sister, Margaret "Peggy" Vanderpool and two brothers, Ronnie Kelley and Kevin Kelley. A time of visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. A memorial service in celebration of Larry's life will follow at 3 with Rev. Melvin Good officiating and military honors accorded. Burial will be in East Canton Cemetery at a later date. Memorials in Larry's name may be made to a charity of one's choice. - Published in the Towanda Daily Review on 1/24/2008.

KELLEY - Larry Kelley, 58, of Canton, died January 22, 2008, after a courageous battle with a lengthy illness. His beloved wife, Gale, children, Jennifer Kelley of Wellsboro, Ryan Kelley of Mansfield, a brother and three sisters survive him. Friends may call 2 — 3 p.m. Saturday, at Pepper’s in Canton with services and military honors following at the funeral home. A private burial will be held in the East Canton Cemetery. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 24 January 2008

KELLEY -  Wright, Mrs. Edith-wife of Benjamin Wright of Canton RD died April 1 (1946) at the Packer Hospital. She is survived by her husband; a son, Curtis; a daughter, Mrs. Lynn Kellogg; a grandson, Charles Wright; two sisters, Mrs. Edward Hawkins and Mrs. Matie Bunyan. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home with burial in East Canton Cemetery.

KENDALL –MRS. EDNA MYRICK of LeRoy, Pa. (April 16, 1954)  Body at Morse Funeral Home, Canton.  Funeral there today 2 p.m., The Rev. H. Louis Hewitt.  East Canton Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/20/1954

KENDALL –ZOA B. STONE, 90 of Canton RD 1 died at the Troy Community Hospital on Saturday evening, January 19, 1980 after an extended illness.  She was the widow of William B. Stone who died in August 1971.  She was born in East Canton on Oct. 18, 1889 a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Kendall.  She was a member of the LeRoy Baptist Church for over 50 years.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Dean (Alma) K. Seeley of Canton RD 2; a son, Mr. Sylvester W. Stone of Canton RD 1; nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  Another daughter, the late Cora Hatton died in Sept. 1976.  She is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Warren of Gillett, Pa.; a brother, Arthur Kendall of Wellsboro, Pa. and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton on Tuesday at 2 p.m.  Officiating will be the Rev. Ray Ackley, pastor of the LeRoy Baptist Church.  Burial will be in East Canton Cemetery.

KILMER   Willard O. KILMER , On Wednesday afternoon, May 16, 200, the Lord called home the soul of His Servant, Willard Olen KILMER, after a brief stay at the Robert Packer Hospital, in Sayre. He was 76 years of age. Funeral services will be conducted from Faith Baptist Church in Canton, Saturday, May 18, 2001 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Kurt CHRISTOFFENSON officiating. Viewing will be from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church. Interment will follow in the East Canton Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Mr. KILMER'S may be directed to The Gideons International Box 17, Granville Summit, PA 16926l. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home Inc. 40 N. Center St., Canton.

KINNEY - LILLY R. SPENCER
 Lilly R. Spencer, 86, of Horseheads, NY and formerly of Canton, died Wednesday, December 25, 1991 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. Mrs. Spencer was born December 29, 1904 in Ward Township, Tioga County, PA, the daughter of Isaac Henry and Elizabeth Miller Kinney. She was a homemaker.  Lilly was a member of the Calvary Alliance Chapel, Canton.  She had taught a young adult Sunday school class at St. John's United Methodist Church for 18 years. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Phyllis Spencer of Horseheads, NY; daughter, Georgia Burguess of Canton RR 1; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Phoebe Miller, Troy RR 3.  She was predeceased by her husband, Jay R. Spencer, in 1971 and son, George S. Spencer, in 1948. Funeral services were held on December 30 at the Calvary Alliance Chapel with the Rev. Edward Danneker and the Rev. Tom Wilcox officiating and interment to be in East Canton Cemetery.  Arrangements were by the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton.  Memorial donations in Lilly's memory may be directed to Calvary Alliance Chapel, RR 2, Canton, PA 17724. (TGR, Thursday, January 2, 1992)

KINNEY –PHOEBE ‘LEINA’ KINNEY WARD MILLER, age 92 died Saturday, April 8, 1995 at Bradford County Manor, where she was a resident.  She had formerly lived in Canton and Troy.  Mrs. Miller was born on Armenia Mountain in Tioga County, Nov. 25, 1902 a daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth Miller Kinney.  She was a member of the Calvary Alliance Church of Canton and was church pianist and a Sunday school teacher there for many years.  Her family and grandchildren were her life.  Surviving are; a son, Floyd Ward of Canton; a daughter, Mrs. Doris Horning of Towanda and a step-daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Wright of Orland, Cal.  There are 16 grandchildren 30 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.  She was the widow of Frank E. Miller and was predeceased by a son, Robert L. ward in 1984.  Friends are invited to call at the Alliance Church, Wednesday, April 12 from 1 to 2 p.m.  The funeral and committal services will follow at 2 p.m. at the church.  Interment will be in East Canton Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review

WILLIAM I. KINNEY, 74, Granville Summit RD 1, died January 31, 1989, at Towanda Memorial Hospital.  He was born December 7, 1914, at LeRoy Township, a son of Floyd G. and Mae Decker Kinney.  He was a former dairy farmer, and retired in 1976, after 18 years employment with Granville Township.  He was a member and Deacon of Granville Center Church of Christ, and a member of the Bradford County Old Timers Association.  He and his wife were caretakers and gravediggers at Granville Center Cemetery for many years.  He is survived by his wife, the former Ruth Smith, with whom he celebrated 48 years of marriage October 8, 1988, two aunts, Mrs. Lily Spencer and Mrs. Phoebe Miller, both of Troy, and Helana Hoffman, Granville Center, who was like a daughter to Bill.  In accordance with Mr. Kinney’s wishes there will be no funeral service or visitation.  Private graveside services will be held Thursday at the East Canton Cemetery.  A memorial service will be held at a later date, at the Granville Center Church of Christ.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Granville Center Church of Christ in Bill’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

ELDAAH LANDON.  In the death of Mr. Eldaah Landon, which occurred Saturday, August 10, 1895 at 5 p.m., Canton has lost its oldest inhabitant and the county one of its substantial farmers.  Born a few miles south of here, at a point now known as Cedar Ledge on April 15, 1908, he had resided in this town ever since, with the exception of eight years spent in Troy, and more than any man now living watched its growth and the development of its resources.  He was the youngest of fourteen children of Laban and Betsey Gillis Landon, who were one of the pioneer families and settled here about the year 1797, on the place now occupied by O. B. Granteer and Charles Spalding.  Laban Landon was a soldier of the Revolution and one of Washington’s body guards.  He was a man of deep religious convictions and a local preacher in the Methodist church.  It is not strange, therefore, that the son became familiar with bible history at an early age.  He had a remarkable memory, and to the time of his decease was able to quote old and New Testament scriptures with accuracy and refer to the book and chapter of nearly every given quotation.  In 1832 the subject of this sketch was married to Miss Lucy Loveredge, of Massachusetts, who was teaching school in this section.  To them were born four children – Warren, Charles W., Lucinda and Newton, of these, two survive –Lucinda, residing in Dakota and Newton in Canton.  Charles died in December, 1878, and Warren died in April 1888.  Mrs. Landon died in October, 1848, Mr. Landon married for his second wife Elsie Butler, sister of Rev. Dorson Edgar.  There were two children born to them – Y….  and George.  Both deceased in their youth.  Mrs. Elsie Landon died in 1881 and in 1889 he married Mrs. Hannah Annable, who still survives him.  The first of January he had the grip, from which he never fully recovered, and was confined to the house.  May 4th, and died August 10, 1895, at 5 p.m.  His last five hours were painless and happy and he told those at his bedside that all was well.  Mr. Landon was a man of sterling qualities, temperate in his habits and esteemed by all who knew him.  His remarkable memory made him a most entertaining companion and he possessed an inexhaustible fund of anecdotes of the early days.  His father built the first frame house in Canton, and his brother Joshua was the first white male child born here.  He never tired of relating the experiences of his youth.  A Republican in faith, he never took an active part in politics, though he held various local offices of trust.  There were few men who stronger in their friendships than he.  Among his early friends were such men as David Wilmot, Judge Elwell, Judge Long, Wm. Dobbins, Judge Wilbur, Hon. George Landon, O. P. Ballard, G. F. Redington, S. W. Payne, Layton Bunyan, Jerry Adams, the McNett’s, Rutty’s, Baldwin’s, Spalding’s and Sellard’s.  The funeral was held at the Methodist church on Monday afternoon.  The sermon was preached by Rev. E. J. Rosengrant, of Mansfield.  Rev. Charles Haynes assisted in the services.  –Buried in East Canton Cemetery.

LANDON –MAY K. FITCH, age 70 of Canton RD 2 died Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 19, 1980, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, after a long illness.  She was born in Union Township, Tioga County, on March 9, 1910, the daughter of Benjamin and Gertrude Randall Landon.  At one time she was a first grade teacher in Powell.  She was a member of the First Church of Christ, Alba and a member of its Christian Womens Fellowship.  Mrs. Fitch is survived by her husband, Robert to whom she was married for 30 years; daughters, Mrs. Ralph (LaVonne) Brown of Troy and Mrs. Paul (Sally) Locke of Tonawanda, N.Y.; son, Benjamin Darrow of Canton; stepsons, Stephen R. Fitch of Canton RD 2 and James F. Fitch of Troy RD 1; sisters, Mrs. Davis (Myrtle) VanDyke of Canton RD 2 and Mrs. Charlotte Shoemaker of Canton RD 2; brother, Roy D. Landon of Canton RD 2; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services were held Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Duane Taylor, officiating.  Burial was in the East Canton Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Alba Christian Church in her memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

LANDON –MYRTLE LANDON VANDYKE, 82 of Canton RR 2 died at her home on Sunday, Feb. 12, 1995 after an extended illness.  Her husband and her children were at her bedside.  She is survived by her husband, Davis VanDyke; four children, Nancy Williammee of Melbourne Beach, Fla.; Virginia Ann Angradi of Ship Bottom, N.J. Lynne Hertel of Canton an Susan Schiess of Canton; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Roy Landon of Canton; numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by sisters, Mae Fitch and Charlotte Shoemaker.  A private family memorial service will be held at the VanDyke home.  The Rev. James Warren Barrett a long-time friend will be with the family.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Green Free Library, 14 North Center St., Canton, Pa. or to one’s favorite charity.  Arrangements are by the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy.  –Towanda Daily Review (Buried East Canton Cemetery)

LANDON –MYRTLE LANDON VANDYKE, 83, Canton RD 2 died at her home on February 12, 1995 after an extended illness.  Her husband and children were at her bedside.  She is survived by Davis, her husband of 65 years.  Together they owned and operated VanDyke Orchards at Minnequa for a half century.  Mrs. VanDyke is also survived by four children; Nancy Williammee, Melbourne Beach, FL, Virginia Angradi, Ship Bottom, NJ, Lynne Hertel and Susan Schiess, both of Canton.  There are seven grandchildren; John Williammee IV, Denver, CO; David and Julie Williammee, Denver, CO; Elizabeth and Wesley Yount, Gaithersburg, MD; Ben and Pat Hertel, Sequim, WA; Howard Hertel, Ithaca, NY; Theodore J. Hertel, Elmira, NY; Ted Angradi Jr., Elkins, WV and Lynne Paul, Mannahawkin, NJ; great-grandchildren include, Cassandra Rose Hertel, Sequim, WA and Kelsey Elizabeth Williammee, Denver, CO.  She is also survived by her brother, Roy Landon, Canton and numerous nieces and nephews.  Predeceasing her were sisters, Mae Fitch and Charlotte Shoemaker.  A private memorial service will be held at the VanDyke home.  The Rev. James Warren Barrett, a long time friend will be with the family.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Vickery Funeral home, Troy.  Burial will be in East Canton Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Green Free Library of Canton or a favorite charity.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

LATTIMER  Harry Earl Lattimer, 63, of Canton, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 6, 2000, at his home.  Harry was born in Dec. 6, 1936 in Barton, NY, a son of the late George and Eliza JOHNSON LATTIMER.  As a young man, he attended the Barton and Waverly School District.  On November 27, 1965, he married the former Sharon DOUGHTY in Arkansas City, Kamas.  Harry was employed by Boeing Aircraft for many years until his retirement in 1981.  Harry was a avid camper and loved traveling.  He was a loving husband, father, and spent many enjoyable hours with his grandchildren.  He was also a member of the Red Run Rod and Gun Club in Ralston.  He is survived by his wife of 35 years; Sharon at home; five children and their spouses, Harry and Darlene LATTIMER of Blossburg, Mary SHERMAN of Canton, Eugene and Joan LATTIMER of Canton, Michelle and Manuel FERNANDEZ  of Hot Springs, Ark,; 14 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Hattie and Lee SHAFFER of Athens, Mae and Steve GROVER of Chemung, NY, Marjorie BROWN of Wellington, Kansas; a brother George LATTIMER of Sayre; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mr. LATTIMER was predeceased by; a daughter Joyce WILSON; an infant sister Ellen LATTIMER, three sisters Shirley CHARLES, Anna BROWN, and Myrtle COMSTOCK; and four brothers, Wilbur, Carl, Earl, and Hiram LATTIMER.  Family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday Dec. 8, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral and committal service will immediately follow with the Rev. Duane TAYLOR, officiating.  Interment will be in the East Canton Cemetery.

EDWARD R. LEONARD, 58, Asylum Township died Thursday, March 20, 1975 at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  He was born July 14, 1916 the son of Robert and Iva Tillotson Leonard.  Mr. Leonard was a veteran on World War II and a former driver for Kroehler’s Trucking Company of Binghamton.  Surviving are his wife, the former Marie Tubbs; his mother, Mrs. Iva Hitchins of Canton; one daughter, Miss Kathryn Leonard of Binghamton; one son, Richard of Kirkwood, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Crawley of Big Flats, N.Y. and Mrs. Wallace Skrove of Tallahassee, Fla.; one brother, Donald “Chirp” Leonard of Canton; and one grandson.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Morse Funeral home, 12 E. Main St., Canton with the Rev. Raymond D. Fravel officiating.  Interment will be in the East Canton Cemetery.

LEONARD –ILEEN ZEIGLER, 84, Pine City, NY died January 27, 2007 at St. Joseph Hospital after a lengthy illness.  Born June 16, 1922, she grew up near Roaring Branch and moved to Elmira at the start of WW II with her beloved husband of 67 years John.  In Elmira, she supported the war effort by working at the Eclipse Factory and later worked at Remington Rand.  She loved to bake pies and was known to whip up a batch of fudge at a moment’s notice.  Ileen and John loved camping and took their grandchildren and niece and nephews endless weekends for outdoor adventures.  Surviving are her only child, Donna Winsor and her husband, Kenneth; sister, Elnora Haller, Buffalo, NY; grandchildren, Kenneth Winsor (wife Elizabeth) Elmira; Jane Winsor (husband William) Ellett, Belmont, MA and Kirsten McNamara (husband Lawrence) Pepperell, MA; three great grandchildren, Will Ellet, Alex Winsor and Ethan Winsor; nephews, Jamie Leonard, Pine City, NY, Jodie Leonard, Horseheads, NY and niece, Lori Rice, Elmira, NY.  A memorial service was held Jan. 31 in the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church Pine City, NY.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., Pine City, NY.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

LEWIS –STEPHANIE L. PECK, 68 of Canton, Pa. died at home with her family at her side on early Wednesday morning, June 13, 2007.  Stephanie Lewis was born in Canton, Pa., on Nov. 5, 1938. She was the only daughter of the late Leo H. Lewis and Marjorie (Dann) VanDine.  In 1956 she graduated from high school in Elmira, N.Y.  On Sept. 18, 1962, Stephanie married Delon R. Peck.  They made their home in Canton and were blessed with two children.  She was employed as a loan officer at the former Bank of Troy for many years.  Most recently she worked for Carson's Consumer Loan Co. in Troy until retiring in 1997.  Stephanie was very proud of her family and will always be remembered as wonderful mother and grandmother and a devoted wife.  She was a member of Troy's St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Women of the Moose Lodge 981 and V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary Post 714 both in Canton. Stephanie was a voracious reader and loved to play cards -- 500 and Canasta were her favorites.   Surviving are her husband of 44 years, Delon "De" Peck; two daughters, Lisa White of Blossburg and Deborah Rockwell of Troy; two grandchildren, Lacey Christley and Willis Rockwell; many dear friends and neighbors.   She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Desiree Christley and three brothers, Art, Lynn and D. Gary Lewis.  Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, June 15, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pepper's.  Burial will follow in East Canton Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers her family suggests your consideration of a donation in Stephanie's memory to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St. Williamsport, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review 6/14/2007

LINDLEY Edward - (Granville Center News) Mr. Edward Lindley who has been in poor health for some time, died late last Saturday evening at the home of his son-in-law, Robert Knowlden. Mr. Lindley was fifty-five years old, and a well known farmer of this section. He leaves three daughters, two brothers, and one sister besides many friends to mourn his loss. The funeral services were held at the home on Tuesday afternoon at one o’clock. Music was furnished by the Christian church choir with Rev. H. E. Martin officiating. Interment was made in East Canton cemetery. Those in attendance from out of town were Mrs. Merrick Jones of Elmira: Mrs. Carrie Freeman of Grover; Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Marquart, Mr. and Mrs. Freeman, Miss Cora Crandle and Mr. George Crandle, Mace Freeman, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Freeman of Canton; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Larcom of Troy. TGR 1922

LINDLEY MRS. FRANCES MCCRANEY
Mrs. Frances McCraney died Thursday evening at the home of her son, Carl, in Leroy. She was 73 years old and is survived by two sons, Carl and Roy of Washington, D.C.; also two grandsons Bruce and Charles of Washington. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Morse Funeral Home in Leroy. Burial will be in the East Canton Cemetery. (handwritten on article 1938) -  Frances died 28 April 1938 Leroy.

LINDLEY  - On the afternoon of Tuesday, May 20, 2008, Lois (Lindley) Johnson of Canton, Pa., died quietly at Robert Packer Hospital after a brief illness. She was 86 years of age. Born in East Canton on March 22, 1922, she was the daughter of Robert and Marion (Westgate) Lindley. After graduating form Canton High School, she attended Elmira Business College. Lois was married to Erling W. "Ole" Johnson. Together they raised two daughters and shared 36 years until Ole's passing in September of 1991. Lois worked for several years as a dispatcher for the Canton Police Department. Later, she and her husband helped found the Canton Ambulance Association (now Western Alliance Emergency Services), where she volunteered for many years as a dispatcher, as well as serving more than 40 years as its secretary-treasurer. She was also an integral part of the Canton Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for many years. These and other civic-minded activities resulted in Lois and her husband being selected as the Canton Lions Club Citizens of the Year in 1991. Lois was also active in the former Lady Canton Rebekah Lodge No. 362, and W.O.T.M. No. 981. She was a life member of the Wheel Inn Club.  She was also a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish. She knew her Lord and drew strength from Him during life's tribulations. Lois is survived by her daughters, Patricia (and Steven) Paisner of Leawood, Kan., and Gayle Evans (Jon Groover) of Canton; grandson, Lucas Evans of Canton; granddaughters, Rachel Evans of Fairport Harbor, Ohio, Renee Evans (USN), serving on the USS Abraham Lincoln, and Alyxandra and Sydnee Painser, both of Leawood; sisters, Lucille Baumunk of Shunk and JoAn Roper of Cayucas, Calif.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Erling Johnson; stepson Noel Johnson; stepdaughter Mary Lou Preston; and brothers, Sheldon and Benjamin Lindley. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 26, at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, and will resume from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. Services will be at 11 a.m. with Assistant Pastor Brian Myfelt officiating. Interment will follow in the East Canton Cemetery.  The family suggests that memorial contributions in Lois' name be directed to the American Lung Association, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18701. - Towanda Daily Review, 23 May 2008

ROBERT LINDLEY
Services for Robert J. Lindley, 79, North Minnequa Ave., Canton, were held at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton, on Aug 23.  Interment was in East Canton Cemetery.  Mr. Lindley died on August 20, 1975 at the Troy Community Hospital.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Canton.  Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Erling (Lois) Johnson of Canton, Mrs. Dale (Lucy) Baumunk of Shunk, Mrs. F.E. (Joan) Roper of Garden Grove, Calif.; sons, Sheldon of Canton and Benjamin of Turnbull, Conn.; sisters, Mrs. C.M. Higley of Norwich, NY, Mrs. Thomas Davison of Venice, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nephews and nieces. (TGR, August 28, 1975)

LINDSEY - On the afternoon of Tuesday, May 20, 2008, Lois (Lindley) Johnson of Canton, died
quietly at Robert Packer Hospital after a brief illness. She was 86 years of age. Born in East Canton on March 22, 1922, she was the daughter of Robert and Marion (Westgate) Lindley. After graduating from Canton High School, she attended Elmira Business College. Lois was married to Erling W. "Ole" Johnson. Together they raised two daughters and shared 36 years until Ole's passing in September of 1991. Lois worked for several years as a dispatcher for the Canton Police Department. Later, she and her husband helped found the Canton Ambulance Association (now Western Alliance Emergency Services), where she volunteered for many years as a dispatcher, as well as serving more than 40 years as its secretary-treasurer. She was also an integral part of the Canton Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for many years. These and other civic-minded activities resulted in Lois and her husband being selected as the Canton Lions Club Citizens of the Year in 1991. Lois was also active in the former Lady Canton Rebekah Lodge No. 362, and W.O.T.M. No. 981. She was a life member of the Wheel Inn Club. She was also a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish. She knew her Lord and drew strength from Him during life's tribulations. Lois is survived by her daughters, Patricia (and Steven) Paisner of Leawood, Kan., and Gayle Evans (Jon Groover) of Canton; grandson, Lucas Evans of Canton; granddaughters, Rachel Evans of Fairport Harbor, Ohio, Renee Evans (USN), serving on USS Abraham Lincoln, and Alyxandra and Sydnee Painser, both of Leawood; sisters, Lucy Baumunk of Shunk and JoAn Roper of Cayucas, Calif.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Erling Johnson; stepson Noel Johnson; stepdaughter Mary Lou Preston; and brothers, Sheldon and Benjamin Lindley. The funeral services were held Tuesday, May 27 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Assistant Pastor Brian Myfelt officiating. Interment will follow in the East Canton Cemetery. The family suggests that memorial contributions in Lois' name be directed to the American Lung Association, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. - Canton Independent Sentinel, May 29, 2008

LITTLE –MRS. BEATRICE J. MAY, 146 E. Main St., Canton, died at her home Friday morning, Oct. 11, 1974.  She was born in Forksville on Jan. 20, 1903, daughter of Benjamin and Cora Brown Little.  Surviving are her husband, Stanley; one daughter, Mrs. Paul Krise of Canton RD 1; two sons, Arthur of Canton RD 1 and Gerald of Canton; a brother, Blake Little of Canton; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.  Private funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Morse Funeral Home, Canton.  The family will provide flowers.  The Rev. Melvin Shultz will officiate.  Interment will be in East Canton Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

BLAKE C. LITTLE, age 73, of the Bradford County Manor, formerly of Canton, died Wednesday, august 15, 1979, following an extended illness.  Mr. Little was born on Oct. 24, 1905 in Forks Township, Sullivan County, the son of Benjamin and Cora Brown Little.  He was a member of the Canton first Baptist Church and before his retirement he was employed by the former Crawford Lumber Mill in Canton and the Holmes Lumber Mill of Canton.  For several years, he and his wife the late Esther Little, operated Little’s Hardware Store before he was employed by the former Morse Funeral Home and Furniture Store.  He retired from the W. W. Gleckner and Sons.  All of these businesses were in Canton.  Surviving are a step-daughter, Mrs. Joe Castle, Canton RD 2; a step-son Edward O. Williams, Lock Haven; five step grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren.  The funeral services were held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. Benjamin Husted his pastor, officiating.  Interment was in East Canton Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

GORDON W. LLOYD, 83, of 5 East Tioga St., Canton, died Friday, Jan. 7, 1994, while a patient at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township.  He was born on May 22, 1910, in Morris, Pa., a son of Thomas and Carolina Campbell Lloyd.  Mr. Lloyd was a 1928 graduate of Wellsboro High School and a graduate of the former Mansfield State Teacher’s College in 1933.  He did graduate work at Penn State University.  He was the music supervisor in the Canton School system for 15 years and returned as band director for a short time in the 1970’s.  Mr. Lloyd had worked 40 years as a security salesman, retiring in 1990.  Gordon produced and directed many home talent and minstrel shows, including those given to benefit the Lions Club.  He was a member of the National Federation of Musicians and choir director for several area churches.  He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Troy, and former members of the Canton Rotary Club.  Gordon played in many dance bands from the age of 10.  He organized the youngest dance band in Pennsylvania, “The Arcadians.”  Mr. Lloyd was honored with a community, “Gordon Lloyd Day” in 1976.  He was an avid fisherman, and organizer and charter member of the Lloyd Rod and Gun Club.  Surviving are his wife, Alberta Heath Lloyd.  They celebrated 66 years of marriage on July 18.  Children and their spouses; Linda E. and Walter Edgerton of Elmira Heights, Richard H. and Maralyn Lloyd of Muncy, Gordon W. Lloyd Jr. of Reno, Nev., R. Scott Lloyd of Clarks Summit, Benjamin L. Lloyd of Horseheads, and Jeffrey C. and Judith Lloyd of Canton RR 1; 13 grandchildren: Lisa Rice, Mark Edgerton, Gregory Lloyd, Wendy Snyder, Brett Alexander, Michael Lloyd, Michael S. Lloyd, Denise Lloyd, Craig Lloyd, Heather Lloyd, Angie Ammerman, David Bristol and Amber Lloyd; two step-grandchildren; Amanda and Sarah Sennert; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert F. Lloyd of Longwood, Fla.  He was predeceased by a daughter, sue Ann Bristol on June 10, 1978; a sister, Thelma Gehman; and a brother, Manford Lloyd.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 1994 from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Richard D. Leonard, pastor of the Grover United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the East Canton Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  The family suggests memorial contributions in Gordon’s memory may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association, Canton, PA. –Towanda Daily Review.

LLOYD –MRS. SUE L. BRISTOL, 32, of W. Burlington, died Saturday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira following an extended illness.  She was born Feb. 18, 1946, in Canton, the daughter of Gordon and Alberta Heath Lloyd.  Mrs. Bristol was a very active leader in the E. Troy Girl Scouts.  She is survived by her husband, Myron Bristol; one daughter, Angela Dawn Bristol, at home; one son, David James Bristol, at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Lloyd of Canton; one sister, Mrs. Linda Edgerton of Elmira Heights; five brothers, Richard Lloyd of Muncy, Gordon Lloyd Jr., of Cody, Wyo., R. Scott Lloyd of Brackenridge, Pa., Benjamin Lloyd of Horseheads and Jeffrey Lloyd of Canton; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral and committal services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Morse Funeral Home, 12 E. Main St., Canton.  The Rev. Raymond D. Fravel and the Rev. Ann Palmer will officiate.  Interment will be in the E. Canton Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

CARL J. LOVEJOY, of Linwood, NJ, formerly of Sea Isle City, NJ and Coca Beach, FL, died on June 40, 1999 at Shore Memorial Hospital in Somers Point, NJ.  He was born in Canton, on February 18, 1908 to fanny Bush Lovejoy and Leo Clyde Lovejoy.  After graduating from Canton High School in 1926 he became a printer’s apprentice, attending the Charles Morris Price School of Printing in Philadelphia.  In 1930 he enrolled in the Empire Linotype School in New York City.  He married his high school sweetheart, Ida Burdella Hill, on June 30, 1935.  In August, 1941 they moved to Sea Isle City and Mr. Lovejoy started working at the Garden State Publishing Company as Production Manager.  He was named plant manager in 1942, becoming Vice President in 1969, which position he held until his retirement in 1973.  Mr. Lovejoy enlisted in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary shortly after Dec. 7, 1941 and was Operations Officer for the duration of World War II.  He was a member of the local school board from 1945 to 1956 and served as City Commissioner, heading the department of Public Affairs and Public Safety, from 1956 until 1961.  He was one of the founding members and served on the Board of Directors of the First Savings & Loan Association, Sea Isle City for nearly 50 years.  He was an avid fisherman and golfer and life-time member of Wildwood Country Club; was treasurer of Boy Scout troop #76 in Sea Isle City and long time member of the Sea Isle City Rotary Club.  He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Ida.  Surviving are his daughter Sally McAllister, Linwood, NJ; and son James Lovejoy, Morrisville, NC; seven grandchildren, David Wilsey, Alexandria, VA; Douglas Wilsey, Linwood, Sally Reynolds, Raleigh, NC; Dianne Wilsey, Cocoa Beach, FL; Susan Lovejoy and James Lovejoy, Colorado Springs, CO and Michael McAllister, Homewood, AL.  A private burial will be held July 10, at East Canton Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Godfrey Funeral Home (check copy).   In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in his memory be sent to Boy Scout Troop #76; Sea Isle City, NJ. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

LYON –A. SUE LYON BERGQUIST, 621 Watkins Rd., Horseheads, N.Y., beloved wife, mother and grandmother left this life on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005 after a long illness.  She was born Sept. 18, 1934 in Woolwine, Va., the youngest child of Albert Jonas Lyon, Sr. and Helen Campbell Lyon.  When she was a young girl, the family moved from Woolwine to Floyd, Va. and then on to West Franklin, Pa., where her elderly maternal grandparents operated a farm.  During WWII she resided for a short time in Elmira, N.Y.  She was a graduate of Canton High School, Class of 1952.    On Oct. 14, 1953 Sue married Daniel Allen Bergquist of Canton Pa., at the Church of Christ (DOC) in LeRoy, Pa. where she had been baptized as a young woman.  She was a long time resident of LeRoy Twp., Pa and Canton, Pa. before she and Dan moved to Horseheads, N.Y. in 1986.  She was employed at various times at the former Park Lumber Co., Canton Telephone Co. and S. E. Williams Private Contractor in Canton, Pa.  She is survived by her husband, Daniel A. Bergquist at home, a daughter, Lynn B. (Ralph Howell of Stuart, Va., a son, Daniel K. (Connie) Bergquist of Wellsburg, N.Y., a granddaughter, Lindsey A. Bergquist of Wilmington, Del., two grandsons, Daniel L. (Lisa Torrence) Bergquist of Elmira, N.Y., and Luke T. Howell of Boone, N.C. and a great-grandson, Daniel J. “D.J.” of Elmira, N.Y.  She is survived by two sisters and a brother, Virginia L. Wilson of Horseheads, N.Y., Pauline L. Spangler of Salem, Va., and A. J. Lyon Jr. of Canton, Pa.  Other survivors include her sisters-in-law, Ruth B. (Bill) Ward and Doris B. Koehler of Rochester, N.Y., MaryLou B. Wheeler, of Canton, Pa and Bonnie (Clair) B. Card of Blackwell, Pa. and a brother-in-law, William J. (Claudia) Bergquist of Jonesborough, Tenn., numerous nieces and nephews and special friends Maxine S. Peasley of Corning, N.Y. and Lonna C. Englert of Forksville, Pa.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a nephew, Robert L. Lyon, her mother-in-law, Bernice P. Bergquist, her father-in-law, Daniel N. Bergquist, two sisters-in-law, Nancy L. Bergquist and Joanne B. Lyon and four brothers-in-law, Raymond Koehler, Maixine “Mac” L. Spangler, Scott W. Wheeler, and Meritt O. Wilson.  Family night with calling hours will be held on Friday, from 6-8 p.m. and services on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton, Pa. with interment at East Canton Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review.
 

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