East Herrick Cemetery, Herrick Township,
Bradford County, PA
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)
Many of the obituaries for East Herrick Cemetery say Herrickville Cemetery. Since the Herrickville Cemetery has had no burials since about 1907, that is inaccurrate. We are relocating all obits that say Herrickville Cemetery to East Herrick Cemetery where the burials are actually occurring.
AEPPLI- Grace Ruth Pickering, 82
Grace Ruth Pickering, 82, of Herrickville, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2002, at Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home. She was born Sept. 26, 1919, in Belin Township, Wayne County, Pa., a daughter of the late Julius and Eulah Ruth Noble Aeppli. She is a graduate of Camptown High School, Class of 1937. On Feb. 5, 1947, she became the bride of Ralph E. Pickering in the Camptown United Methodist Church. Mrs. Pickering has been a lifetime resident of the Herrickville area. She was a member of the Herrickville United Methodist Church, and was a long time Sunday School teacher. She was a member of the United Methodist Women. She served as a 4-H leader for over 25 years and received Cooperator of the Year award for her service. Grace enjoyed flowers and gardening, and loved sharing her flowers with her friends and neighbors. She enjoyed time spent making many crafts and doing Japanese needlepoint. She left surviving her husband of nearly 55 years, Ralph E. Pickering, at home; two children and their spouses, Joyce and Ivan Decker of Herrickville, James and Mary Pickering of Wysox; brother, Louis Aeppli of Herrickville, brother and sister-in-law, Oscar and Pearl Aeppli of Herrickville; sister, Marion Aeppli, of Ocala Fla.; nine grandchildren; Abraham, Angie and Andrew Pickering, Amanda and Mark Decker, Jennifer Sitas, Sarah, Christopher and Rachel Coon; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, at in the Herrickville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Helen Learn, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the East Herrickville Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa. In lieu of flowers, donations or contributions may be made to the Herrickville United Methodist Church, HOPS Ambulance or Guthrie Hospice in Mrs. Pickering's memory.
AEPPLI - Marion E. Aeppli, age 74, of Orwell Township, Pa., died on Friday, June 13, 2008, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. Marion had been afflicted with Scleroderma Disease. She was born on Nov. 20, 1933, in Honesdale, Pa., a daughter of the late Julius A. and Eulah (Noble) Aeppli. Prior to Marion's retirement, she was employed as a head clerk for the New York Department of Transportation, giving 30 years of her service. She had lived in Oneonta, N.Y., for 25 years. After retirement she moved to Ocala, Fla., and had more recently been a resident of Herrickville for the last four years. Marion attended the Herrickville United Methodist Church; was a member of the Rebecca Lodge of Schenevus, N.Y.; and was a member of the CSEA and RPEA. She was an avid fan of the Oneonta Yankees, a minor league baseball team. She enjoyed arts and crafts, and doing Bunka "needle point." She enjoyed flowers, painting, going to local sporting events and reading. She was interested in genealogy, and she loved to travel worldwide. She leaves surviving a brother, Louis Aeppli; a sister-in-law, Pearl Aeppli; nieces and nephews Gloria (Lywn) Vanderpool, Sharon (Preston) Rogers, Joyce (Ivan) Decker, James (Mary) Pickering, Forrest (Charlene) Aeppli, Roland (Janet) Aeppli, Vicki (Bradley) Brink and Jeffery (Cynthia) Aeppli; and many great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Aeppli and Oscar Aeppli; by a sister, Grace Pickering; and by a great-nephew: Andy Pickering. Funeral services will be held at noon on Tuesday, June 17, at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Helen Learn, pastor, officiating. The family will receive friends and family from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral service on Tuesday, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in East Herrick Cemetery, Herrickville, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: HOPS, R.R. 2, Rome, Pa. 18837; East Herrick Cemetery Association, R.R. 1, Box 91AA, Stevensville, Pa. 18845; Herrickville Fire Department, R.D. 3, Box 269A, Wyalusing, Pa. 18853; or the Scleroderma Foundation, 59 Front St., Binghamton, N.Y. 13905, in memory of Marion Aeppli. Submitted by Carol Brotzman. Daily Review 6/16/2008
AEPPLI - Oscar J. Aeppli, 78, of Herrickville, Pa., died and Savior Jesus Christ on the evening of April 17, 2008, at his home surrounded by his family after a brief battle with cancer. He was born Dec. 26, 1929, at home in Damascus Township, Wayne County, Pa. He was the son of Eulah and Julius Aeppli. He moved to Herrickville at the age of 5 and spent his entire life at his existing residence. He graduated from Camptown High School in 1947, where he was active in basketball, baseball, and senior and junior class plays, and was also senior class president. After several years as a farmer and mechanic at SF Williams, Oscar enrolled at Penn State University, Wilkes-Barre Campus, where he obtained his associate's degree in engineering and was active in drama club, photo club and Keystone Society. After graduating from Penn State he worked at Ingersoll Rand until his retirement in 1991. Oscar was active in the Herrick Township Fire Company, Herrick Township supervisors, East Herrick Cemetery Association, LeRaysville Grange, Camptown Alumni Association, LeRaysville Local Eastern Milk Producers, Herrickville 4-H, Boy Scouts and Herrickville Little League and served on the Wyalusing School Board. In 2007 Oscar was inducted as a charter member by the Herrickville Fire Department. Oscar was preceded in death by his parents, Eulah Ruth and Julius Albert Aeppli; brother, Robert Aeppli, and sister, Grace Pickering; and an infant great-granddaughter, Jeslyn Rose Aeppli, on Dec. 16, 2002. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Pearl (Schaner) Aeppli; sons, Forest and his wife, Charlene, of Milton, Pa., and their children Cheri (Nate) Swartz, Forrest Aeppli Jr., Jenny Aeppli, Stephen (Eve) Aeppli, Isaac Aeppli and Heather (Daniel) Fullen, Roland and his wife, Janet, of Herrickville and their children, Roland Aeppli Jr., Kelly (Bobby) Brown, Kevin (Stephanie) Aeppli and Mindy (Jack) Coates; and Jeff and his wife, Cynthia, of Herrickville and their children, Jessica Aeppli and Bucky Aeppli; and daughter, Vicki Brink and her husband, Brad, of Herrickville and their children, Abby (Brian) Russell and Ben Brink. Also surviving are his brother, Louis Aeppli of Herrickville; sister, Marion Aeppli of Wyalusing; 22 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, and 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 21, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jason Laudermilch, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the East Herrick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Oscar's memory to the Herrickville Wesleyan Church, RR 3, Wyalusing, Pa. 18853, or to the Herrickville Fire Department, RR 3, Wyalusing, Pa., or to the East Herrick Cemetery Association, RR 1, Box 91 AA, Stevensville, Pa. 18845. Submitted by Carol Brotzman. Daily Review on 4/19/2008.
BATES - Harvey Ernest Bates, 55, of Stevensville RR 1, Herrick Township, Pa., died Friday morning, Jan. 16, 2004, as the result of a fire that destroyed his family's home. Born May 3, 1948 in Camptown, Pa., he was a son of the late Weldon and Josephine Cole Bates. Harvey was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School and was a veteran of the Viet Nam Conflict, having served in the U.S. Army. On Sept. 22, 1983, he married the former Roberta Joyce Fields. Harvey was formerly employed by Cornell Inc., and Whipple's Lumber Company Laceyville, Pa., Shaffer's Feed Service in Monroeton, Pa., and by Wyoming Sand and Stone Company in Tunkhannock, Pa. Harvey enjoyed mechanic work, welding, hunting and fishing. Surviving are his wife Roberta, his son, Joseph Kevin Bates, his daughter, Theresa Lynn Bates, all of Stevensville RR 1; four brothers, Richard Bates and his friend Debbie of Stevensville, Howard Bates and his wife Rose of Benson, Ariz., Tom Bates and his wife Laura of Conklin, N.Y.; Raymond Bates and his friend Dot of Owego, N.Y.; his sister, Goldie Wilson, of Conklin, N.Y.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. The funeral and committal service will be held Monday, Jan. 19, 2004 at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Interment will be at a later date in the East Herrick Cemetery, Herrick Twp., Pa. The family will receive friends on Monday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. 01/17/2004 Daily Review
BATES - Herrick fire claims man's life - By James
Loewenstein 01/17/2004 Daily Review
HERRICK - A 55-year-old Herrick Township man died of smoke inhalation when a fire destroyed his trailer on Friday. The fire broke out at approximately 7 a.m. at the residence of Harvey Ernest Bates and his family, located off state Route 1012, state police said. Bates, 55, and his wife and two children were able to exit from the trailer, police said. However, Bates re-entered the residence to obtain some personal belongings, police said. "He never came out of the trailer again," Bradford County Coroner Gordon Farr said. Farr pronounced Bates dead at the scene at 9:50 a.m. Cause of death was smoke inhalation, Farr reported. Bates' furnace malfunctioned, causing the fire, police said. The fire destroyed Bates' trailer, said Glenn Camp Jr., chief of the Herrickville Volunteer Fire Company. Firefighters were called to the scene at 7:34 a.m., and arrived seven minutes later, Camp said. "The trailer was gone (destroyed) long before we got there," Camp said. "It was all on the ground." Bates' wife, Roberta, and their two children, 15-year-old Theresa and 19-year-old Joseph, were uninjured in the fire, Camp said. "They were pretty cold by the time (others) got there," said Bob Fields, Harvey Bates' brother-in-law. Bates was not working due to a past back injury, Fields said. However, in the past, he had worked as a welder and mechanic at Wyoming Sand & Stone in Tunkhannnock, Fields said. "He liked hunting and fishing," and was a Vietnam veteran, Fields said. State police were not available for further comment.
BENJAMIN DOROTHY M. CUTLER
formerly of the LeRaysville area, died peacefully in her sleep on Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, at the Susquehanna Nursing Center in Johnson City, N.Y. She was i5. Her husband William Cutler Sr., retiree of the Bendix Corp., predeceased her in 1988. Mrs. Cutler is survived by her children, Edward “Count” Benjamin (Maria) of Gillett, Pa., Bonnie Brown Treiber (Walt) of Lisle, N.Y., Sally Sackett Hagadorn (William) of Gillett and William Cutler Jr. of Tampa, Fla., and two surviving sisters, Barbara Benjamin Glasner of Tennessee and Charlotte Mason of Laceyville, Pa. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Kevin Brown, Karen Brown Antalek, Kimberlee Sobiech Hatfield, Thomas Sobiech, Brenda ML Brown, Robert Benjamin, Melissa Benjamin Knox, Meghan Cutler Kauchis, William Cutler III and Timothy Kinne; and numerous great-grandchildren. Mrs. Cutler was an avid hunter and loved fishing and sewing. She was probably best known for her u-pick blueberry patch outside of LeRaysville, where she made many friends. She will be missed by all those who were fortunate enough to know her. At Mrs. Cutler’s request, there will be no calling hours. Burial will be in the East Herrick Cemetery. Cards of condolence may be sent to RR2, Box J-10, Wysox, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review. Note: The maiden name for Dorothy Cutler is listed as a question mark on your site at the bottom of the listings. Dorothy's maiden name is Benjamin. She also married an Ernest Benjamin who is buried to her left. Dorothy is buried with her 2nd husband, William Cutler, with whom she shares a stone. Karen Brown Wright
CALVIN F. ‘KELLEY’ BRINK, 76, of Wyalusing RR 3, Orwell Township, died Thursday, July 19, 2001, at the Community Medical Center, Scranton, Pa. Born dec. 17, 1924, in Pike Township, he was a son of the late Fay and Daisy Cole Brink. In 1946, Kelly married the former Phyllis Novak. In earlier years he owned and operated his own farm and later worked as a contractor for several years, until his retirement. Kelly was also a supervisor for Orwell Township for over 40 years. He attended the Herrickville Wesleyan Church. Kelly was a life member of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors. He enjoyed his grandchildren, taking hunting trips and fishing and was active as a coach for modified softball teams for 15 years. Surviving are: his wife, Phyllis Brink, at home: two sons and daughters-in-law, Bradley and Vicki Brink of Wyalusing RR 3 and Ashley and Jacqueline Brink of Rome RR 1; four grandchildren, Abby, Ben, Kaitlin and Marissa; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Merle, Leonard, Alvin, William and Kenneth Brink. The funeral service will be held Monday, July 23, 2001, at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Elwyn Patrick and the Rev. Richard Vieldhouse co-officiating. Interment will be in the East Herrick Cemetery, Herrick Township. The family will receive friends Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.
KENNETH C. BRINK, 86, of Monroeton RR 1, Franklin Township, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at his home. Born Feb. 7, 1915, in Pike Township, he was a son of the late Fay and Daisy Cole Brink. In early years Kenneth owned and operated his farm in LeRaysville. He was formerly employed by the Bradford County Manor Farm. Surviving are his wife, Aletha Casselbury Brink, who is a resident of the Bradford County Manor, Troy RR 3; a brother and sister-in-law, Calvin and Phyllis Brink of Allis Hollow; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Leonard, Alvin “Jake”, Merle and William Brink. The funeral and committal service will be held Sunday, May 20, 2001, at 6 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 5 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be on Monday in the East Herrick Cemetery, Herrick Township. –Towanda Daily Review.
BROWN William R. - William R. Brown, 76, of
Venice, Fla., died
on Tuesday, June 22, 2010. Bill died at home peacefully in his sleep. Bill was born on May 16, 1934 in LeRaysville, Pa. He graduated in the Class of 1952 at LeRaysville, Pa., High School. He played four years of varsity baseball and four years of varsity basketball. After high school he pitched for the North Orwell baseball team and played basketball for the LeRaysville town team where they won many championships and he scored over 50 points in one game. Bill grew up on a dairy farm in Neath, Pa., and enjoyed farming until he sold it in 1959. He then moved to Towanda where he married Katherine Upham Brown of Neath, Pa., on June 11, 1960. Bill and Katherine were successful in business constructing, operating, and owning several restaurants along the golden mile in Wysox, Tunkhannock, and Mansfield which included the A&W Drive In and Burger Boy establishments. He was also in real estate owning multiple residential rental properties throughout Bradford County. He later moved onto owning and operating businesses in Sayre, Pa., including Hezzi's Ice Cream and Mini golf and Alaglass Pools and Sof Tub. He moved to Venice, Fla., where he lived the past 10 years in retirement. Bill was an avid golfer and loved playing it with his sons, brothers, and friends. He also frequented the many local restaurants in Venice for their breakfast specials which he could recite by heart. He enjoyed listening to live musical groups and going to the beach to watch the sunsets. Over the years he loved watching and playing many sports with his sons and grandchildren. He was a dedicated father, grandfather, and friend who was always willing to help family and friends with numerous ventures. From his early days of farming to his later days helping his sons and grandkids with projects there was nothing he couldn't accomplish. He will truly be missed by all. He is predeceased by his father, the late W. Ernest Brown; and his mother, C. Gertrude (Wallich) Brown of LeRaysville, Pa.; and his sister, Jane Brown Pelton of Live Oak, Fla. Bill is survived by his two sons, Steven Brown of Stone Mountain, Ga. and Kevin Brown of Bel Air, Md.; their respective wives Christine and Annette Brown; grandchildren, Katelyn, Carson, Jacob, Allison; and brothers, James Brown and significant other Helen Wilcox of Towanda, Pa., Tom and Helen (Welch) Brown of North Port, Fla. Friends and family may call from 7-9 p.m. Monday, June 28, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, at the funeral home with the Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating. Burial will be at the East Herrick Cemetery, Herrick Twp., Pa., following the funeral service. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association American Diabetes Association American Diabetes Association American Diabetes Association , P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or to a charity or organization of one's choice in William R. Brown's memory. Towanda Daily Review, June 25, 2010
BURTON Thelma Burton Edsell Shook
90, of Orwell Twp. Pa. died Sunday evening, Aug. 7, 2011 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Vicky and William Jones in Friendsville, Pa. following declining health. Thelma was born Nov. 23, 1920 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. the daughter of Spence and Janet Sharp Burton. At a young age, she moved with her family to Brushville, Pa. where she grew up on the family farm and attended LeRaysville High School. In 1937, Thelma married Floyd K. Edsell and they resided in Harrisburg, Pa. for several years before moving back to LeRaysville, Pa. Thelma was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 25 years and also assisted her husband in the operation of their Texaco Gas Station in LeRaysville. Thelma moved to Allis Hollow following her husband Floyd's death on January 18, 1969. She was later married to Robert W. Shook who preceded her in death on January 17, 1985. Thelma was a member of the LeRaysville Chapter Order of Eastern Star. She will be remembered by family and friends as a very ambitious person who enjoyed working. She is survived by her daughters, Vicky Jones and husband William Jones Jr. of Friendsville and Kim Purtell of Johnson City, N.Y.; step daughter Gail Williams of Williamsport, Pa.; brother-in-law Bernard Edsell of Brushville, sister-in-law, Vivian Edsell of Rome, eight grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by her oldest son, Floyd C. Edsell on Oct. 18, 1996 and John B. Edsell on April 27, 2010. Funeral services will be private. There are no calling hours. Interment will be in the East Herrick Cemetery, Herrick Twp., Pa. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society , Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701-3945 in Thelma's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting Thelma's family with arrangements. Towanda Daily Review – August 10, 2011
CASSELBURY –ALEATHA NELLIE CASSELBURY BRINK, 68 formerly of Monroeton, RR1, Franklin Township, died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township. Born July 9, 1934 in Herrick township, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Lydia Woodruff Casselbury. Aleatha was formerly employed as a nurse’s aide by the Bradford County Manor for 14 years; the Northeast Bradford School District, in the cafeteria; the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Factory in Mildred; and the red Jacket Motel in Lowman, N.Y. Surviving are five sisters, Elizabeth Bowes of Port Orange, Fla., Viola Brink of Stevensville, Cora Fish of Wellsburg, N.Y., Gertrude Hitchcock of Stevensville, and Rosa Shafer and her husband, Steve Shafer, of LeRaysville; two brothers, Edward Casselbury and his wife, Delena Casselbury, of New Albany and Francis Casselbury and his wife, Dorothy Casselbury, of Herrickville; sisters-in-law Harriet Casselbury of Chemung, N.Y., Florence Casselbury of Towanda and Delores Casselbury of Mehoopany, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth C. Brink, on May 16, 2001; her parents, Edward and Lydia Woodruff Casselbury; and brothers Alvia, Ralph, Dannie, Walter and George Casselbury. The funeral and committal service will be held Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Thomas Blackall officiating. Interment will be in the East Herrick Cemetery, Herrick Township. The family will receive friends Tuesday one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.
CASSELBURY - Chester Arthur Casselbury, 93, formerly of Herrickville, died Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Marian Hawley, of Homer NY, with whom he had been residing. He had been ill for a long time. Mr. Casselbury was born in Bradford County in November of 1876 and until his retirement had been a carpenter. Surviving in addition to the daughter at whose home he died are another daughter, Alethe Whipple of Seelyville, Pa; four sons, Leo Forker of Stevensville, Ray Forker of Beaver Dams, NY, Roy Forker of Endicott and Guy Forker of Herrickville; 12 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews. Mr. Casselbury was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah Casselbury. His wife preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at the Herrickville United Methodist Church Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. James Valentine will officiate and burial will be at the East Herrick Cemetery, Friends may call at the Church from 1 o'clock Monday until the hour of the service. ~ Wyalusing Courier, 1969 ~ submitted by Bonny Sutton
DANNIE E. CASSELBURY, 71, of the Senior Citizens Building, North Towanda formerly of Rome died Wednesday afternoon October 18, 1989 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born March 29, 1918 in Tuscarora, PA, he was the son of Edward and Lydia Woodruff Casselbury. Mr. Casselbury was a veteran of World War II and Korea, having served in the US Army for a total of 21 years. He was later employed by Clean It, Inc. of Vestal, NY the Ajax Foundary, Waverly, NY and by Northeast High School, retiring in 1980. Mr. Casselbury was a member of the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42. He is survived by his wife, Janice Forker Casselbury at home: six sisters; Mrs. Clayton (Elizabeth) Bowes of Port Orange, FL, Mrs. Viola Brink of Stevensville, PA, Mrs. Stephen (Rosie) Shafer of LeRaysville, Mrs. Robert (Cora) Fish of Wellsburg, NY, Mrs. Floyd (Gertrude) Hitchcock of Herrickville, Mrs. Kenneth (Aleatha) Brink of Franklindale: two brothers, Edward Casselbury of LeRaysville and Francis Casselbury of Herrickville: an aunt, Violet Forker of Beaver Dams, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by four brothers: Walter, Geroge, Ralph and Alvie. The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 o’clock at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Rebekah Sweet, pastor of the Rome United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in East Herrick Cemetery with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according military honors. –Towanda Daily Review
Edward Casselbury, age 68, of New Albany RR1, PA, died on April 22, 2004 at Allied Skilled Nursing Center in Scranton. He was born on March 31, 1936 in East Herrick Township, a son of the late Edward, Sr. and Lydia Woodruff Casselbury. On Feb. 2, 1960, Edward married the former Delina Dodge. It was a devoted marriage of 44 years. He is a lifetime resident of Bradford County and prior to retirement, due to declining health, was engaged in dairy farming. Ed worked on the following local farms: Eastabrook Farm, Allis Hollow; Belcher Farm, LeRaysville; Terascavage Farm, Homets Ferry; Lou Alderson Farm, LeRaysville, and last at Thall Farm, New Albany. Ed enjoyed time spent with his family, hunting, fishing and always enjoyed playing cards. He had a special fondness for his special dog, Mikey and his cat, Chris. It was of great enjoyment and pleasure to him to have an annual Easter Egg Hunt. He and his wife, Delina would spend weeks in preparation and planning of this fun family event. He thoroughly enjoyed hiding the eggs and having gifts for everyone. His nieces, nephews and their families will fondly remember the enjoyment that this annual event brought to each of them. Ed also enjoyed attending and helping sell tickets for the annual Fourth of July celebration and auction held in Herrickville. He leaves surviving his wife, Delina Casselbury, at home; a stepdaughter, Ruth Ann Force of Durell; a very special nephew, Mike Casselbury of Springville; a brother and sister-in-law, Francis and Dorothy Casselbury; five sisters and a brother-in-law, Elizabeth Bowes of Florida, Viola Brink of Stevensville, Cora Fish of Wellsburg, NY, Rosa and Steve Shafer of LeRaysville, Gertrude Hitchcock of Stevensville; sisters-in-law, Harriet Casselbury, Delores Casselbury and Florence Casselbury; very special friends, Alberta Thall and son, Bruce and Dianna and by his many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Lydia and Edward Casselbury, Sr., he was also preceded in death by brothers, Alvie Casselbury, Walter Casselbury, Ralph Casselbury, George Casselbury and Danny Casselbury; a sister-in-law, Janice Casselbury; a sister, Aleatha Brink and brothers-in-law, Kenneth Brink, Clayton Bowes, Robert Fish, Jack Brink and Floyd Hitchcock. Funeral services were held on Monday, April 26 at 2 p.m. in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, with the Rev. Ronald Troup, pastor, officiating. Friends and family called on Sunday, April 25 at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Monday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment was in the East Herrick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Herrickville Fire Company in Mr. Casselbury’s memory.
CASSELBURY - Edward L. Casselbury, 79, of Rummerfield RD died at his home yesterday morning, October 13,1957. He is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Clayton Bowes of Wellsburg, Mrs. Jack Brink of Stevensville RD, Mrs. Robert Fish of Wellsburg, Mrs. Stephen Shaffer of Stevensville and Mrs. Floyd Hitchcock of Stevensville and Miss Aletha Casselbury at home; six sons, Walter of Chemung, Danny, US Army at Fort Brag, NC, George of LeRaysville RD, Ralph of the US Army, Indiantown Gap; Eddie and Francis at home; 31 grandchildren; two brothers, Chester of Camptown and John of Wyalusing. The body is at the Pinnock Funeral Home, LeRaysville, where friends may call at anytime. Funeral Services will be held there Wednesday at 2 o'clock with the Rev R.A. Merrifield officiating. Burial will be in the East Herrick cemetery. - Wyalusing Rocket, October 1957 ~ submitted by Bonny Sutton
CASSELBURY - Eva Mae Forker,75,of Stevens
twp.,Pa,formerly of Endicott,NY.,died Saturday morning January 22,1994 at her
home following a long period of declining health. Born August 23,1918 in
Herrick Twp,Pa, she was a daughter of the late John & Lydia Garris Casselbury.
During World War II Eva resided in Endicott NY and was employed by the Endicott Johnson Shoe Company there. She was later employed by the Bendix Corporation in South Montrose,Pa. Surviving are a daughter, Janice M.Casselbury of Towanda; a daughter and son-in-law Glenda and Louis Felton of Stevensville; four grandchildren and their spouses; Dennis & Diane Felton of Rome Pa, Jacqueline and Paul Edison of North Carolina; Penny Barber of Homer NY; Connie & Dan Biza of Herrickville; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Agnes Saymen and Alice Casselbury of Wyalusing RR 3; two sisters and brothers-in-law; Ethel and Harry Camp of Stoney Point,Herrick twp,Pa, and Doris and Donald Johnson of Milan, Pa.; a brother and sister in law; Harold and Sarah Casselbury of Towanda; numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral and committal service were Tuesday January 25,1994 at 1pm at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home,217 York Ave., Towanda Pa with the Rev Harry L.Ferguson, Pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be in the East Herrick Cemetery, Herrick twp., Pa at a later date. The Family received friends on Monday from 2-4. and 7-9pm at the funeral home. Wyalusing Rocket Courier.
CASSELBURY Gertrude Katherine Casselbury Hitchcock
85, formerly of Stevensville, Pa., died Saturday afternoon, Dec. 15, 2012 at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, Pa. Gertrude was born at home in Herrick Township, Pa., on Oct. 30, 1927, a daughter of Edward and Lydia Woodruff Casselbury. In early years, Gertrude was employed by Bendix in Montrose, Pa., and by the Endicott Johnson Shoe Company in Mildred, Pa. On June 12, 1945 she married Floyd C. Hitchcock Sr. in the Stevensville Parsonage. Gertrude and Floyd drove milk truck together for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband on Dec. 4, 1992. Gertrude served as a board member and as caretaker of the East Herrick Cemetery for many years and also served on the Stevens Township election board for over 25 years. Gertrude was very devoted to her family and especially enjoyed following her children and grandchildren participate in sports events. She enjoyed quilting, canning and playing bingo. She is survived by her children Rose Marie Belcher of Stevensville, Theron Edward (Betty Jo) Hitchcock of Stevensville, Ronald Paul (Katrina) Hitchcock of Sayre, Cindy Lou (Lyall Jr.) Brink of Terrytown, Donald Lee (Colleen Radney) Hitchcock of Towanda and David Scott (Susan) Hitchcock of Laceyville; daughter-in-law Hope Spotts of Lancaster, Pa.; 22 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; sister Rosa Shafer of LeRaysville; brother Francis (Dorothy) Casselbury of Wyalusing; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her son Floyd C. Hitchcock Jr. on Feb. 14, 2002; grandson Clifford Leon Hitchcock on Oct. 10, 1975; son-in-law James Belcher on Jan. 17, 1989; sisters Elizabeth Bowes, Viola Brink, Cora Fish, and Aleatha Brink; brothers Alvin, Walter, George, Daniel, Edward and Ralph Casselbury. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at the funeral home with Rev. William Westbrook, pastor of the Herrickville United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the East Herrick Cemetery, Herrick Twp., Pa. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association in care of James W. Seipler, Secretary-Treasurer, 606 Ridge Road, Rome, PA 18837 or to the LeRaysville-Pike Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 78, LeRaysville, PA 18829; or to the Herrick Township Volunteer
CASSELBURY- Marion H Casselbury Hawley, 81, of 15 Park Ave., Homer NY died Tuesday, Dec 20, 1994 at Thompkins County Hospital. Mrs. Hawley was born July 3, 1913, in Herrick Twp, Bradford County, Pa, the daughter of Chester and Cora Hitchcock Casselbury. She attended schools in Camptown. In 1929 she married James Hawley. She lived in Homer for over 50 years, moving there in 1941. Her husband, James preceded her in 1976. Mrs. Hawley was a member of the Homer Methodist Church and the Homer Senior Citizens. She is survived by two sons David C. and James A. Jr both of Homer, one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Evelyn) Davidson of Cortland; six grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. The funeral service will be held Saturday at noon at the Herrickville Methodist Church, Herrickville. Burial will be in East Herrick Cemetery, Herrickville. Friends may call Friday from 4-6pm at Briggs-Hall Memorial Home, 11 N.Main St., Homer, and Saturday from 11am to noon at the Herrickville Methodist Church, Herrickville. Briggs-Hall Memorial Home, 11 N. Main St., Homer NY is in Charge of arrangements. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, Dec. 1994 ~ Submitted by Bonny Sutton
CASSELBURY - Ralph E. Casselbury, 41 Herrick Twp, Wyalusing RD 3 died
unexpectedly early Saturday morning at his home. He was a lifelong resident of
the Herrick area and was the son of the late Edward and Lydia Woodruff
Casselbury. He was employed by the Preston Sawmill as a machine operator.
He is survived by his wife Delores Dodge; three daughters Sarah Jane, Debra, and Amy Sue at home; three sons Ralph Jr., Kevin and Michael also at home; five brothers; Walter of Chemung; Danny of Rome Pa; George of LeRaysville; Edward of Orwell and Francis of Herrick; six sisters, Mrs. Clayton Bolles of Vestal; Mrs. Jack Brink of LeRaysville; Mrs. Robert Fish of Elmira; Mrs. Stephen Shaffer of Orwell; Mrs. Floyd Hitchcock of Stevensville; Mrs. Kenneth Brink of Mountain Lake; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2pm at the B.O.Sheldon Funeral Home, Laceyville with the Rev, Al B. Jaynce pastor of the Camptown Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the East Herrick Cemetery. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier-February 1973 ~ Submitted by Bonny Sutton
CLAPPER Harriett B. - Mrs. Harirett B. Hitchcock. Camptown,Jan 24.-Largely attended funeral services for Mrs. Harriett B. Hitchcock were held in the Camptown church here at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Prayer service was held at the home at 1:30 o'clock. Rev. Arthur Mayo was the officiating clergyman. Burial was in the East Herrick cemetary. Mrs. Hitchcock died last Thursday morning, Jan 20, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Preston Linaberry, in Camptown. Had she lived until Jan.29 she would have been 74 years old. The deceased is survived by her daughter, with whom she lived, and four grandsons, Pvt. Paul G. Lattimer of Hawaii, Harold C. Lattimer at the Sampson, N.Y. Naval Training Station, Ralph Lattimer of Camptown, and Pvt. Lisle M. Linaberry of Ft. Knox, KY. Five great grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Hitchcock was born January 29,1870 at Beaver Meadows. - Wyalusing Rocket.1944. Submitted By Bonny Sutton
COLE - Elaine E. Gardner, age 85, of (Wilmot Township), Sugar Run, Pa., died on Friday, March 7, 2008, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. She was the devoted wife of Harold (Harry) Gardner Sr. She was born on April 7, 1922, in Herrickville, Pa., a daughter of the late Rev. Frank and Francelia (Hall) Cole. Elaine was born and raised in Herrickville, and spent most of her lifetime in that area. She was a member of the Herrickville Wesleyan Church. Her father was one of the original pastors of the church. On Oct. 23, 1946, Elaine married Harold J. Gardner Sr. in New York, N.Y. They celebrated over 61 years of marriage. In her early years, she worked as a switchboard operator. Music was a very large part of her life. Elaine wrote and composed music, and was a very accomplished musician and could play nearly any instrument. She was a devoted wife and mother who raised 10 children. She leaves surviving her husband, Harold (Harry) J. Gardner Sr., at home; her children, Gloria Jeanne D'Amico, Yvonne Robinson, Wanda (Jerry) Cooley, Valerie Gardner, Christopher (Karen) Gardner, Harry (Pam) Gardner Jr., Anita (Barry) Smith, Stephen (Lynn) Gardner and Suzanna Gardner; two sisters: Anna Laura O'Conner and Jan Ardsley; her 24 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and many many nieces and nephews, and extended family members. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers; five sisters; an infant daughter, Angel Elaine; a son, Joseph; and a grandson, Christopher. Friends and family may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 13, 2008, at McHenry Funeral Home, at 11:00 a.m. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Herrickville Wesleyan Church. Interment will be in East Herrick Cemetery. The family will provide flowers. Memorials may be made to: Herrickville Wesleyan Church, c/o Clayton Kern, R.R. 1, Stevensville, Pa. 18845, in memory of Mrs. Elaine Gardner. - Published in the Towanda Daily Review on 3/9/2008.
MILTON F. COLE, 74, of Herrickville, died Tuesday, March 5, 1985 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda following a long period of deteriorating health. Born November 13, 1910 in Macedonia, Asylum Township, he was the son of Rev. Frank W. and Francillia Hall Cole. Mr. Cole was employed as assistant supervisor of the Bradford County Highway Department for 8 years, and later was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, covering seven counties for over 20 years, retiring in 1973. He was a member of the Herrickville United Methodist Church, LeRay Lodge #471, F. & A.M., and served as a Bradford County Republican committeeman from Herrickville for many years. He also served as a state republican committeeman for one term. Milton also operated a farm and possessed a great love of nature, especially horses, and was a member of the American Arabian Horse Association. He is survived by his wife, Jule Levine Cole; four daughters, Mrs. Malcolm (Delores) Davenport of Ogden, Utah, Mrs. Barbara Lines of Towanda, Mrs. Wayne (Janice) Sutton of Herrickville, and Mrs. Gary (Linda) Johnson of Springville; two sons, Ronald M. Cole of Wyalusing and Frank J. of Dubois, Wyoming; 13 grandchildren; a brother Ernest W. Cole of Herrickville; eight sisters, Mrs. Joy Moffett of Yonkers, N.Y., Mrs. Gerald (Eloise) Welliver of Flagstaff, Arizona, Mrs. Myrtle Reeve of Sayre, Mrs. Anna Laura O’Connor and Mrs. Wilma Jennings, both of Herrickville, Mrs. Harold (Elaine) Gardner of Erin, N.Y., and Miss Jan Sylva Ardsley of Sayre; two step-daughters, Mrs. Nigel (Helen Sue) Atkins of France and Mrs. Merrilee Drakulich of Jamaica, West Indies; three step-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Adeline Starr Cole, on December 17, 1979 and by two brothers, Carlton and Ralph Cole. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Herrickville United Methodist Church with his pastor, Rev. Kenneth W. Bitler officiating. Interment will be in East Herrick Cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. LeRay Lodge #476 will conduct Masonic service at the funeral home this evening at 7 p.m. The family request that those who wish may direct memorials to the Herrickville United Methodist Church or to the HOPS Ambulance Association in Mr. Cole’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
REV. ROBERT DeWALT
Rev. Robert W. DeWalt, 55, of Waverly, NY died May 2, 1992 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born February 21, 1937 in Johnson City, NY. His mother, Elaine Alice, predeceased him in 1946. His father, Rev. Harrison A. DeWalt and step-mother Ruth reside in Benson, AZ. He was a retired minister of the United Methodist Church and was also an LPN for Kimberly Quality Care. He is survived by seven brothers and sisters; sons, C. Stephen of China, Robert M. Fell-DeWalt of CT, Lynn Paul of Syracuse, NY and their mother, Joyce Cicconi of Elmira; his wife, Martha-Jo Harding-DeWalt of Waverly, NY; step-daughters, Maryjo Rae of Waverly and Laurie-Beth Norton of Big Pond; six step-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were held at Christ United Methodist Church on May 6, 1992 with interment to be in East Herrick Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira. (TGR, Thursday, May 7, 1992)
DICKINSON - Dorothy M. Dickinson Kitchen, 82, of the Colonial Towers, Towanda, formerly of Wyalusing RR3, Pa., died Friday, Jan. 1, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Dorothy was born June 30, 1927 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Oliver Dickinson and Hazel NEUBER Dickinson. Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Towanda. Surviving are: her daughter, Nancy Sechrist of the Colonial Towers, Towanda; grandson, Joseph Sechrist Sr. of Brackney, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Joseph Sechrist Jr. of Brackney, Pa., Breanna Angelo and her husband Lewis of Lago Vista, Texas; brother, William Dickinson of Wysox; sisters, Grace Mosier of Wyalusing RR3, Charlotte Dull of Wyalusing RR3, Lula Miner and her husband Edward of Friendsville, Pa.; sisters-in-law, Shirley Dickinson of Oxford, N.J., Barbara Dickinson of North, Va., several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred George Kitchen on May 20, 1997; a sister, Erma Mosier; three brothers, Leland, Nelson and David Dickinson; and son-in-law, Harold T. Sechrist Jr. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9, at the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. James Martin officiating. Interment will be private in the Dorothy M. Dickinson Kitchen, 82, of the Colonial Towers, Towanda, formerly of Wyalusing RR3, Pa., died Friday, Jan. 1, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Dorothy was born June 30, 1927 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Oliver Dickinson and Hazel Neuber Dickinson. Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Towanda. Surviving are: her daughter, Nancy Sechrist of the Colonial Towers, Towanda; grandson, Joseph Sechrist Sr. of Brackney, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Joseph Sechrist Jr. of Brackney, Pa., Breanna Angelo and her husband Lewis of Lago Vista, Texas; brother, William Dickinson of Wysox; sisters, Grace Mosier of Wyalusing RR3, Charlotte Dull of Wyalusing RR3, Lula Miner and her husband Edward of Friendsville, Pa.; sisters-in-law, Shirley Dickinson of Oxford, N.J., Barbara Dickinson of North, Va., several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred George Kitchen on May 20, 1997; a sister, Erma Mosier; three brothers, Leland, Nelson and David Dickinson; and son-in-law, Harold T. Sechrist Jr. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9, at the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. James Martin officiating. Interment will be private in the East Herrick Cemetery, Herrick Twp., Pa.., Pa. 02 Jan. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
LELAND O. DICKINSON, 60 of Wyalusing RD 3 Standing Stone Township died early Tuesday morning May 16, 1989 at his home. Born October 19, 1928 in Sayre, he was a son of Oliver and Hazel Neuber Dickinson. Mr. Dickinson was a veteran of the Korean Conflict having served in the U.S. Army. He was formerly employed by several stone quarries in the area. Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Alfred (Dorothy) Kitchen of Wyalusing RD 3: Mrs. Gordon E. (Erma) Mosier of Wyalusing RD 3, Mrs. Norman (Grace) Mosier of Danville, NJ, Mrs. Edward (Lula) Miner of Friendsville, PA and Mrs. Charlotte Dull of Wyalusing RD 3; three brothers, Nelson Dickinson of Towaco, NJ, William Dickinson of Rome and David Dickinson of Newport News, VA; an uncle, Howard Dickinson of Ulster RD 1; two aunts, Nellie Owen of Spring Hill and Jeanette Johnson of Towanda. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the East Herrick Cemetery at a later date. Funeral arrangements are by the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. There will be no calling hours. –Towanda Daily Review
EDSELL John Burton Edsell, 67, of Rome RR 1, Orwell Twp., Pa. died
early Tuesday morning, April 27, 2010 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Twp., Pa. John was born in Harrisburg, Pa. on Feb. 4, 1943, the son of Thelma BURTON Edsell and the late Floyd K. Edsell. In early years, John was employed by the Arey Lumber Company in Wysox and was later employed by E.I. DuPont in North Towanda until his retirement. He is survived by: his mother, Thelma Burton Edsell SHOOK of Rome RR 1; sons Michael Edsell and his wife Joan of Wyalusing RR 3, and Scott Edsell and his wife Michelle of Wyalusing RR 3; grandchildren, Breanna, Alisha, Tom and Haley; sisters, Vicky Jones and her husband William of Neath, Pa., and Kimberly Purtell of Johnson City, N.Y.; sister-in-law Joan Edsell of Stevensville, Pa.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd K. Edsell in 1969, and by his brother, Floyd C. Edsell in 1996. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in the East Herrick Cemetery, Herrick Twp., Pa. There are no calling hours. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting John's family with arrangements. April 28, 2010, Towanda Dasily Review.
ELLIOTT - Emma Louise Elliott Cobb, 65, of Towanda RR1, N. Towanda
Twp., Pa., died
Sunday, April 11, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Emma was born Feb. 4, 1945, in Towanda, Pa., the daughter of Doris Slocum Elliott and the late Harold W. "Bill" Elliott Sr. She was a graduate of Towanda Area High School and in early years was employed by Shores Short Stop in Wysox and by Carter's Deli in North Towanda. Emma was later employed as a teacher's aide for the Athens Special Education Program and by Bradford County Vocational Technical Institute in North Towanda in the food preparation program until declining health no longer permitted her to continue. Emma was a member of the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church and formerly served as a leader in both Boy and Girl Scouts with her children. Emma possessed great love for her family especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed the outdoors, raising vegetables and growing flowers in her gardens, camping and needlework. She is survived by: her husband, Harold E. Cobb, at home; nine children, Dana Cobb of Minersville, Pa., Tracy Cobb of Wyalusing, Pa., LaDeane Cobb Canfield and her husband Dale of Laceyville, Pa., Brian Cobb and his wife Kris of Montrose, Pa., Randy Chilson and his wife Shannon of Sayre, Lonnie Cobb and his friend Kelly of Athens, Pa., Katrina Howard and her husband Brian of Prospect, Conn., Deonna Kershner and her friend Dale Kershner of Towanda, Michael Chilson and his wife Amy of Sayre, Pa.; 19 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a brother, Harold "Bill" Elliott Jr. and his wife Mary Lou of Franklindale, Pa.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Harold W. "Bill" Elliott Sr. on Dec. 11, 1996; and by several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Interment will be in the East Herrick Cemetery, Herrick Twp., Pa. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. this (Tuesday) evening and also one hour prior to the funeral service Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church in care of Kathy Wolstenholme, Treasurer, RR1 Box 277 B, Towanda, PA 18848, in Emma Louise Elliott Cobb's memory. – Towanda Daily Review, April 13, 2010
FIELDS Olive E. Fields Benjamin, 85, of formerly Rome and East Herrick, PA died Friday evening, May 25, 2007 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Twp., Pa. Born April 8, 1922 in Trucksville, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Walter H. Fields and Elizabeth Thomas Fields. Olive was a graduate of Camptown High School, Class of 1939. On April 8, 1942 she married Leon M. Benjamin in the Wysox Presbyterian Church Manse. In the mid 1950's, Olive was employed by Beers Diner in Wysox and was later employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 28 years until her retirement. She also assisted her husband in the operation of the family dairy farm in Herrickville from 1947 until 1982. Olive was a member of the Sylvania Women's Club, and Quarter Century Club. She was a volunteer for Memorial Hospital and Memorial Hospice for many years following her retirement from GTE Sylvania. She enjoyed baking, reading, crocheting, ceramics, working in her garden among her flowers. Surviving are: Her children, Janet Russell and her husband, Rex Russell of Rome, Pa. Delores Tillotson of Severn, Maryland. David Leon Benjamin of Rome, Pa. her grandchildren, Ray Hotaling, Lynn Edelman, Lisa Kornacki, John Tillotson, Tracy Tillotson, Jill Vough, Kasey LaBarr, and Tonya Benjamin; nine great-grandchildren; sisters in law, Joyce Jones Fields of Herrickville, Pa., Charlotte Arey of New Jersey; Betty Benjamin of the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital, Towanda; Donna Benjamin of Elmira, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Leon M. Benjamin on March 10, 1989, an infant son, Walter Benjamin, her brother, Robert H. "Bob" Fields Sr. on August 15, 2006, and infant brother, Walter Fields, brothers in law, Andy Benjamin, Gordon Benjamin, Raymond Arey, and Bruce Manchester and sister in law, Geraldine Manchester. The funeral and committal service will be held Wednesday May 30, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Richard Vieldhouse, Pastor of the Orwell Bible Church officiating. Interment will be in the East Herrick Cemetery, Herrick Twp., Pa. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. and also one hour prior to the funeral service Wednesday morning at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the East Herrick Cemetery Association in care of Robert H. Fields Jr. RR 1 Box 93, Stevensville, Pa. 18845 in Olive E. Fields Benjamin's memory. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
FIELDS Robert H. "Bob" Fields, 79, of Stevensville RR 1, Herrick Township, Pa., died Tuesday evening, Aug. 15, 2006, at his home following declining health. Born May 19, 1927, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., he was the son of the late Walter H. Fields and Elizabeth Thomas Fields. "Bob," as he was fondly known by his family and friends, attended the Camptown school and later worked on the family farm in Herrick Township with his father. On Oct. 19, 1949, he married the former Joyce Jones in Wyalusing, Pa. In early years he transported milk to creameries in LeRaysville and Fairdale and was employed by the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens, Pa. Bob was later employed by Masonite Corp. in Wysox, Pa., for 16 years and also owned and operated his farm in Herrick Township for most of his life. Bob served as a Herrick Township supervisor and was president of the East Herrick Cemetery Association for a number of years. Bob was a member of the Herrickville United Methodist Church and the Herrickville Fire Company, He loved his family, farming, the outdoors, bowling, hunting and fishing. Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Joyce Jones Fields; his son, Robert H. Fields Jr. and his wife, Donna Fields; his daughter, Roberta Joyce Bates; his grandchildren, Michelle Miller and her husband, Richard Miller; Jeanette Fields; Joseph Kevin Bates and his friend, Mindy Chilson; Theresa Lynn Casselbury and her husband, Curt Casselbury; great-grandchildren Kyle Miller, Abigale Miller, Kaleigh Fields, Cameron Fields and Ethan Caselbury, all of Stevensville RR 1; his sister, Olive Fields Benjamin of Rome; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his faithful canine friend, "Tippy." He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Walter Fields; his son-in-law, Harvey Bates; and an infant great-granddaughter, Casey Erin Miller. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Helen Learn, pastor of the Herrickville United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the East Herrick Cemetery, Herrick Township, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. There are no calling hours. Published in the Daily Review on 8/17/2006. Contributed by Carol Brotzman
FORKER Ernestine C. Cronk
80, of Montague, NJ, died
Monday, Oct. 18, 2010 at her home. She was born on Aug. 27, 1930 in Sayre, PA, the daughter of the late Guy A. and Isabel Gardner Forker. She was a talented, self-employed seamstress, and married Herbert C. Cronk, who survives her at home. She is also survived by her daughter, Tracy Hughson and fiancee, Mitchell Chasmar of Port Jervis, NY; two sons, Bradley Cronk and his wife, Donith of Port Jervis and Larry Cronk and his wife, Anita of Montague, NJ; a brother, Gary Forker and his wife, Jackie of Port Jervis; seven grandchildren, Angela, Jesse, Amy, David, Ashley, Michael, Kathleen and three nephews. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. in the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY with Mario Spadaro, Chaplain Karne Ann Quinlan Hospice, officiating. Interment will take place at East Herrick Cemetery, Herrick Township, PA. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, October 21, 2010
FORKER - Lee E. Forker, 78 of Stevensville R.D. died early Saturday
morning January 10,1976 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda after a lengthy illness.
He was born in Herrick Twp, November 1897, the son of the late Clarence and
Cora Forker. Mr. Forker was a truck driver with the Endicott Trucking Co. for a
number of years. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Mrs. Macie Garvin
and Thelma Forker, and son, Robert. He is survived by his wife, Eva Casselbury
Forker; three daughters, Mrs. Lena Saymen of Endicott NY, Mrs. Dannie
(Janice)Casselbury of Rome, and Mrs.Louis(Glenda)Felton of Stevensville; two
sons, Clarence of Endicott and John of Endicott; 20 grandchildren; 16
great-grandchildren; one sister Marion Hawley of Homer NY; three brothers Ray
of Beaver Dam NY, Roy of Endicott and Guy of Herrickville; two Aunts Mrs.
Nettie Hitchcock of Vestal and Mrs. Helen Graham of Binghamton; several nieces
and nephews. The Funeral was held Tuesday at 1:30 pm. from the Kenneth D. Kerr
Funeral home, with the Rev Al B.Jayne, Pastor of the Herrickville Methodist
Church, officiating. Interment was in the E.Herrick Cemetery. ~Wyalusing Rocket