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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre Borough, Bradford County, PA 
Obituaries

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Bradford County PA

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by Joyce M. Tice
Epiphany Cemetery Obituary Abstracts
Epiphany Cemetery Reading 2002

 

 

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

BENNETT
Bennett, Harry M. age 86 formerly of Athens, Pa. Saturday, August 11, 1973 after an extended illness at the Carlyle Hospital, Carlyle, Pa. Calling hours Monday 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jenkins Funeral Home Athens, Pa. Recitation of the Rosary will be held at the funeral home Monday at 8 p.m. Funeral Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home and 10 a.m. at the Epiphany Catholic Church in Sayre, Pa. Rev. Augustus Coniff. Burial in Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre. Survived by two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Mary) Wingers, Williamsport, Pa., Mrs. Willard (Katherine) Anderson of Horseheads, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

 

BRIDE Beatrice A. Shadduck

lovingly known as "Gramma B," 98, of Athens, died on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at her home.  She was born on April 18, 1914 in Towanda, the daughter of the late Timothy and Mabel Watson Bride. Beatrice was a long time member of St. Joseph's Church and now a member of the Church of the Epiphany. She belonged to the Legion of Mary and the Altar and Rosary Society. Beatrice was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, and was known for her beautiful smile. She enjoyed crocheting. She was employed at the Silk Mill in Athens and later worked at Sylvania, retiring in 1984 at 70 years old. Beatrice was a member of the Sylvania Women's Club.  She is predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Earl M. Shadduck; son John Shadduck; daughter Dena King; daughter-in-law Marlene Shadduck; brothers Eugene and Bernard "Bud" Bride; and sisters Helen Hoffman and Ann and Agnes Bride.  Beatrice is survived by her children, Dona Solomon of Hilton Head, S.C., Mabel Elizabeth Nadler of Boca Raton, Fla., Mary Teresa and Thomas St. Claire of Newport, R.I., Michael and Yaping Shadduck of Shrewsbury, Mass. and Joseph Shadduck of Braintree, Mass.; 27 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 at the Church of the Epiphany, 304 South Elmer Ave., Sayre, with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating.   Burial will be Epiphany Cemetery.   Towanda Daily Review – November 11, 2012

 

BURKHART Francis "Frank" Robert Burkhart
92, of Sayre, PA, died Saturday, October 23, 2010, at Guthrie Sayre House. Frank was born August 8, 1918 in Baltimore, MD, the son of the late Jacob Patrick and Catherine Marie Cummings Burkhart. At the age of three months, his family moved to Sayre where his father worked for the Lehigh Valley Railroad. Frank was a 1937 graduate of Sayre High School and later was inducted into the Redskin Club Hall of Fame for holding the record for the one mile run. He majored in Forestry at Penn State University where he ran Cross Country. Frank and Giovanna "Gennie" Insogna Burkhart were married October 2, 1943 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Elmira, NY. Frank began his career as a Journeyman Tool and Die Maker at the Ingersoll Rand Plant in Athens by training women to use machinery during World War II. He was the owner of Burkhart's Trucking Service from 1947-1955 and retired from the Ingersoll Rand in 1981 after 39 years. Frank was a life member of the Sayre Elks Lodge #1148 where he served as chairman of youth activities and a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose in Waverly, NY. As a communicant of the Church of The Epiphany, he participated as a Senior Altar Server. He was a member and past President of the Sayre School District PTA and a representative of the Community Relations Committee to the Sayre School Board. He served as Chairman of the Sayre Borough Civil Service Commission and Judge of Elections for the Fourth Ward. Frank was a life member and past president of the Susquehanna Valley Audubon Society, and a member of the Sayre Historical Society where he, his wife, children, sisters and brother donated the funds for The Burkhart Gift Shop. Frank was a volunteer firefighter for the Howard Elmer Hose Company #4, the Ingersoll Rand Fire Brigade and a member of the Sayre Fire Police. He volunteered at the Robert Packer Hospital and the American Red Cross. Frank enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, organic gardening, bird watching, hunting, and taking photographs. Frank's motto was "Have Fun". Frank was predeceased by a daughter, Frances R. Burkhart Keenan; and a brother, James D. Burkhart. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Giovanna "Gennie" Insogna Burkhart; children, Joan (Jay) Manning of Wellington, FL, John Burkhart of Sayre, PA, Margaret "Peggy" Burkhart of Sayre, PA and Robert "Bob" Burkhart of San Jose CA; grandchildren, Krista (David) Manning Roland of Holder, FL, Jessica (Todd) Manning Fronrath of Wellington, FL, Kristopher Keenan, Matthew Keenan, and Jesse Keenan of Austin, TX; great-grandchildren, Truman and Brandt Roland, Avery and Trent Fronrath; sisters and brother, Catherine Burkhart Smith Semple, Gladys Burkhart Henrich and Joseph (Mary) Burkhart; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends may call on Friday, October 29, 2010, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 30, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of The Epiphany with Rev. Vincent Langan officiating. Interment will follow at the Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Francis R. Burkhart to the Sayre Historical Society/Burkhart Gift Shop, PO Box 311, Sayre, PA 18840 or to the Sayre Public Library, 122 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 26, 2010

 

CIARDI Arthur C. “Art” Ciardi

88, of Sayre, Pa. died Monday morning, July 2, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  “Art” as he was known by his family and many friends was born July 25, 1923 in Sayre the son of Frank and Rose Cochi Ciardi. He was a graduate of Sayre High School class of 1941 and in early years, was employed by the Blue Swan in Sayre. Art was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He was very proud of his Italian heritage and for being a World War II veteran. Art was formerly employed by Ithaca Textile, in Ithaca, N.Y., and Ann Page Foods in Horseheads, N.Y. He was a member of the Epiphany Parish in Sayre and Roma Madre Lodge No. 1342 Order Sons of Italy in Sayre where he was a past president and held several offices over the years. Art was also a member of Ball- Skerpon Catholic War Vets Post in Sayre. Art will be remembered by his family and friends as a good leader and for his kind and selfless personality. He enjoyed drawing, music, playing his clarinet and singing Italian songs.  He is survived by his daughters, Luisa Spencer (Jim Fenton) of Sayre, Gina Johnson of Sayre, Lori (Kevin) Knightly of West Chester, Pa.; granddaughters, Shirley Hampton, Susan Pacana, Ashley Spencer and Emma-Kate Knightly; great-grandchildren, Antonio and Gabrielle Pacana; his brother, Mario Ciardi of Athens; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and former mother-in-law, Maria Vicano of Waverly.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Quido Ciardi and former spouse, Antoinette.  The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre. Roma Madre Lodge Order Sons of Italy will hold a service of remembrance Friday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, Waverly, N.Y. Interment will follow in Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre, Pa., with the Valley Color Guard according full military honors. Contributions may be directed to the Music Scholarship Fund in memory of Arthur C. Ciardi in care of the Sons of Italy, 301 Desmond St. Sayre, PA. 18840.  Sayre Morning Times – July 3, 2012

 

VERN H. COLE, 79, of Athens RD 2 died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1987, at the Robert Packer Hospital Sayre, after an extended illness.  He was born in Sheshequin, Pa., Oct. 6, 1908, the son of Charles and Wealthy Eiklor Cole.  He’s been a lifelong resident of the Valley area.  He was employed at the Ajax Foundry, Sayre.  He is survived by his wife Josephine Nameth Cole, at home, one daughter, Mrs. Daniel Rosemary Damiano, Syracuse, N.Y.; one son, Harold V. Cole, Athens; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by five brothers, Ray Cole of Sayre; Lee Cole of Athens RD 2; Leonard and Earl Cole of Ulster; and Walter Cole of North Ghent, Pa.; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens Tuesday from 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Reed of Cortland, N.Y. officiating.  Burial will be in the Epiphany cemetery in Sayre.  Memorials may be directed to the Valley Ambulance Corps.  –Towanda Daily Review.

THOMAS COLEMAN a former Athens resident died at the family home in New York City Wednesday, Mar. 10, 1937.  He is survived by one sister, Miss Anna B. Coleman of New York.  The body will arrive at the Sayre station on the Black Diamond Friday at 5:50 p.m.  Funeral services will be conducted on the train and burial will be in the Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3//11/1937

JOSEPH FRANCIS COST JR., 91, of Sayre, Pa., passed away Oct. 3, 2014 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Township, Pa. Joseph was born in Sayre on April 10, 1923, the son of Joseph Francis Cost Sr. and Mary Terschi Cost. He was a graduate of Sayre High School and in early years was employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad in Sayre. Joseph was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. Following completion of his military service, Joseph returned home to be employed by the Blue Swan in Sayre. In January of 1957, he went to work for IBM and retired in March of 1984. Joseph was a member of the Church of the Epiphany and Roma Madre Lodge No. 1342 Order Sons of Italy in Sayre, the Loyal Order of Moose and a founding member of Life-timer's Group; he was a board member for Shepard Hills Country Club; he also served 35 years on the Health Care Facilities Authority. Throughout his life, Joe loved sports and was an avid golfer; he loved playing at Tomasso's and Shepard Hills Country Club. Joe had four holes-in-one, two after the age of 80; he was a bowler, played softball and played basketball in the Black Hawk League. Surviving are: his son, Joseph F. Cost III and wife, Linda of Elmira, N.Y.; grandchildren, Scott Cost and wife, Stephanie, of Ft. Mills, S.C., Nicole Cost of New York City; great-grandchildren, Madeline Rose Cost and Christopher Cost of Ft. Mills; a special nephew, Michael Wright and wife Mary Ellen and their children Anthony and Maeve Wright of Simsbury, Conn.; and sister-in-law, Patricia Gorski. Joe loved living in "The Valley" where he was surrounded by all the people that he loved, especially his friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Phyllis Ann Gorski Cost, on March 10, 2009; brothers, Paul, Thomas and Vincent Cost; sisters, Catherine Cockcroft, Elizabeth Alamo, Theresa Krotzer and Helen Christman; sister-in-law, Rita Gorski Wright; and brother-in-law, Leon Gorski Jr. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, South Elmer Avenue, Sayre. Interment will be in Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre, with full military honors. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre. There are no calling hours. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA in Joseph Francis Cost Jr.'s memory. –Sayre Morning Times 10/7/2014

CRANDELL –INEZ ‘MIMI’ FARRELL, 88 of 222 Chestnut St., Athens, Pa. died Sunday, March 28, 1999 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  She was born Dec. 2, 1910 in Towanda the daughter of the late Leon and Grace Wolfe Crandell.  She was a member of the Epiphany Altar rosary Society, the Sayre and Athens senior citizens and International Ladies Garment Workers union.  Inez was employed by Sayre Lingerie for 24 years as a seamstress until her retirement in 1976.  She is survived by: two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and dawn Farrell of Waverly, Terry and Nancy Farrell of Sayre; three daughters, Patricia Farrell of Mt. Clair, Pa., Judith White of Sayre, Gracanne and Steve Englar of Lancaster, Pa.; 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Leone McCarty of Montgomery, Pa., Jacqueline and Dale Pick of Montgomery; a brother, William and Janet Crandell of Warren, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Sandra Farrell of DuBois; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Patrick on July 26, 1984; son, Mury Farrell and two brothers, Walter and Frank Crandell.  Friends may call at the Allgeier and Blauvelt Funeral home Tuesday from 6-9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held there Wednesday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at the Epiphany Catholic Church, Sayre.  Burial will be in epiphany Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Greater Valley Ambulance Corps.  –Towanda Daily Review

CUTONILLI –MRS. ROSE MARK FRANK, 65 of 120 First St., Sayre, PA. Friday, Oct. 30, 1953 following an extended illness.  She was a member of the Church of the Epiphany of Sayre and of the Altar and Rosary Society of that church.  Survived by husband, Samuel P. Frank; daughters, Mrs. Joseph Miele of Purrensville, Pa. and Miss Josephine Frank at home; son, John Frank of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. John Raverinni of Niagara Falls and Miss Anna Cutonilli of Naples, Italy; brothers, Guy Cutonilli of Niagara Falls, Joseph Cutonilli of Scranton and Charles Cutonilli of Rome, Italy; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  The body is at the family home where prayer service will be held Monday at 9 followed by Solemn Requiem High Mass at 9:30 at the Church of the Epiphany.  The Rev. Francis J. Toolan.  Epiphany Cemetery.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 11/1/1953

JAMES VINCENT FARRELL, 64 of 526 Lincoln St., Sayre died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999 at home following an extended illness.  Born Aug. 19, 1935 in Sayre, Pa. the son of Thomas and Marie Sick Farrell.  He was a member of the church of the Epiphany.  He coached the Epiphany basketball team, helped with Little League baseball in Sayre, helped with the construction of the Valley Playland, where his name is on the plaque erected in honor of the volunteers.  He was a member of the Brick Layers Local No. 8 Union for 30 years.  He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Frances at home; his daughter, Jamie Hess of Athens; his sons, Mark Farrell and Matthew Farrell, both of Sayre; five grandchildren; his brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Marian Farrell of Elmira, N.Y.; his sisters, Frances DeCarlo of Long Island, N.Y., Teresa Ware of Mesa, Ariz. And Mary Novak of Sayre, Pa.; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Catherine and Fred Horn of Sayre, Genevieve and Dale Worth of Mesa, Ariz., Sally and George Stohlman of Tampa, Fla. and Rita and Len Nossal of Apalachin, N.Y.; numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents; two sisters, Louise Farrell and Jean Donlin and a brother, Edward.  Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Church of the Epiphany with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating.  Burial will be in the Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made to the Dave Smith Run, c/o of Joan Smith, 145 Chestnut St., Sayre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

THOMAS J. FARRELL age 86 of 108 Cliff St., Sayre, Penna., Sunday, August 13, 1978.  Friends may call at the Barber Funeral home, Sayre, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Mass Wednesday morning in the Church of Epiphany, Sayre.  Burial Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre.  Survived by sons, T. Paul of Elmira, James of Sayre; eight daughters, five brothers; 36 grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren.  He was a general contractor and retired from Ingersoll Rand, Athens in 1958.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/14/1978

PFC. ROBERT A. GAMBA, formerly of Sayre.  Killed in action in France, Aug. 31, 1944.  Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gamba, formerly of Sayre; sisters, Mrs. Richard Stone of Auburn, Mrs. William McNamara of Sayre; brothers, John, Larry and Dale Gamba, all of Auburn; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Gamba of Williamsport, Mrs. Cora Anstadt of Montoursville.  The body will arrive in Sayre Friday afternoon and will be removed to the Alteri Funeral Home where funeral will be held Monday, 9 a.m. and 9:30 at the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre.  The Rev. Charles Mulrooney will celebrate a Requiem High Mass.  Burial in Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre.  Skiff-Bower Post VFW of Sayre will provide military escort and will conduct military services at the grave.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/30/1949

GORSKI - COST, Phyllis Ann Gorski
Age 83, of Sayre, PA diedTuesday March 10, 2009 unexpectedly at her home. Born July 26, 1925 she was the daughter of the late Leon Gorski Sr. and Katherine Drislane Gorski. Phyllis attended school in South Waverly. She was the manager of Shepard Hills Country Club in Waverly, NY for many years. Phyllis was a member of the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre and active in numerous clubs and organizations. Surviving are: her husband of over 65 years, Joseph F. Cost Jr. at home, her son, Joseph F. Cost III and his wife, Linda of Elmira, NY A special nephew Michael Wright and his wife Linda and their children Anthony and Mave Wright of Orlando, FL., her grandchildren, Scott Cost and his wife, Stephanie of Ft. Mills, SC., Nicole Troccia and her husband, Michael of Bronxville, NY. Her great-grandchildren, Madeline Rose Cost and Christopher Cost of Ft. Mills, SCA; sister-in-law, Theresa Krotzer of Vestal, NY. Special friends and neighbors, Thomas and Romana Bernatavitz, and Midge Wisniewski. "Special Angels" John Burkhart and Harold Chilson. She was preceded in death by her sister Rita Gorski Wright, and her brother Leon Gorski Jr.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday March 16, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, PA. Interment will be in Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre, PA at a later date.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/14/2009

 

HODGE Constance (Connie) Hogan

83, of South Waverly, Pa., died after a battle with cancer on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at home with her family by her side.  Born March 24, 1928 in Chicago, Ill., a daughter of the late Dorothy (Gorton) and Orville Hodge. She married Charles Hogan on Aug. 1, 1953 at Saint James Catholic Church in Waverly. He died Jan. 6, 2001. She is also predeceased by her infant son, Louis.  Connie graduated from Waverly High School in 1945. She was a member of Saint John's the Evangelist Catholic Church in South Waverly, the Altar and Rosary Society and Birthday Club. Connie retired from the Sayre Area School District where she worked as a secretary at Snyder Elementary. She volunteered at ElderWood Healthcare Facility, helping with the bingo program and was a member of the Waverly Senior Citizens.  Connie loved to cook, shop and was an avid reader. Her family was her greatest joy, always attending her children and grandchildren's sporting events and school activities. She will be deeply missed by all.  She is survived by her four children, Teresa (Terri) (Mike) Graham of Corning, N.Y., Patrick (Sue) Hogan of Clinton, Pa., Rita (Ed) McDonald of Athens, Pa., and Charles (CT) (Penny) Hogan of Sayre, Pa.; grandchildren Steven Collea, Shelby, Kathleen and Victoria Hogan, Tava, Stephen, Patrick and Courtney McDonald, Jeremy Hogan, Jessie (Jordan) Shaw; great-grandchildren Thomas and Charles McDonald, Hogan and Jack Shaw; her sisters Shirley (Paul) Madigan of Waverly, N.Y., Patricia Ferguson of South Waverly, Pa.; brother-in-law Robert Hogan of Waverly, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family and friends are invited to call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26 at the Luckner Funeral Home, which is located at 449 Park Ave., Waverly, N.Y. A prayer service will be held at 9 a.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial that will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27 at Epiphany Roman Catholic Church in Sayre, Pa. Rev. Vincent Langan will officiate.  Those wishing may direct memorial donations in Connie's name to the American Lung Association, Guthrie Hospice or a public library of your choice.   Towanda Daily Review – April 25, 2011

 

HORN –JOANNE E. LYONS, 73, of 306 Mohawk St., Sayre, died on Feb. 21, 2004, after a courageous fight with cancer.  Joanne was the daughter of Gustav and Myra Horn of Galeton, Pa.  She was a graduate of Robert Packer School of Nursing.  She was employed at the Robert Packer Hospital as a nurse educator and pediatric nurse for over 30 years.  She was truly dedicated to her profession.  Joanne truly enjoyed her grandchildren, camping, traveling with friends, and her beloved dog, Abby.  She is survived by; her daughter, Cheryl Lathrop and Brian Wheeler, of Sayre; her son, Tom Lyons and his wife, Lucille; her daughter, Susan Black, and her husband, Don of Athens; and all of her lovely grandchildren; Amanda and Alexander Lyons, Ian Lathrop, Carly and Bryan Haney (and baby Rozlyn), and Allison, Matthew and Emily Black.  Joanne is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Dolores Horn of Wisconsin; and her sister, Phyllis Meikle of Waverly.  She also has several loving nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Robert James Lyons; and her brothers, Humphrey and Marvin Horn.  A memorial mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at St. John’s Catholic Church in South Waverly at 9:30 a.m. with Father Vincent Langan officiating.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre.  In lieu of flowers,  the family would like any memories of Joanne to be made as donations to the Guthrie Hospice, RR1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. for their extraordinary love and care for Joanne and her family through this difficult time.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

ALENE M. HUGHES, 95, of Sayre, PA passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Sayre House following an extended illness. She was born on February 12, 1919 in Sayre, PA the daughter of the late Thomas Patrick and Gertrude Spellman Hughes. Alene was a 1937 graduate of Athens High School, 1940 graduate of Robert Packer School of Nursing, and continued her education obtaining her BS in Nursing in 1961 from the University of Pennsylvania, and Master's Degree in Medical Education from Elmira College in 1971. She was employed as a Staff Nurse at Robert Packer Hospital and taught at the Robert Packer School of Nursing for over 40 years, retiring in 1984. She was a member of the Robert Packer Hospital Alumni Organization School of Nursing, Association of American University Women, Business and Professional Women, and was presented the Woman of the Year Award in 1985, Valley Business Women's Network, and St. Joseph's Altar and Rosary Society. Alene was a volunteer for the Red Cross Blood Mobile, Literacy Foundation of Bradford County, Stray Haven Humane Society, and Pet Therapy. She is predeceased by her brothers: Paul Edward Hughes in 1921 and Bernard Thomas Hughes on 12/7/1941 aboard the USS Arizona. Alene is survived by Ken Gregory, Tom Colegrove, several cousins, many former students, and especially two loyal friends Margaret Wood and Jean Gorski. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 9:30 am at the Church of the Epiphany, 304 South Elmer Avenue, Sayre, PA with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating. Burial will be in Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Alene's memory to: Stray Haven, 194 Shephard Road, Waverly, NY or the Bradford County Humane Society, US 220, Ulster, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 7/1/2014

 

KUNKLER Edward W. “Ed” Kunkler

89, of Sayre, Pa., died on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital.  A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 9:30 a.m., at the Church of the Epiphany, 304 South Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa.  Burial will be in Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Edward’s memory to the Music Program at Epiphany School, 627 Stevenson Street, Sayre, PA 18840.    Sayre Morning Times – March 16, 2013

 

LATINI ELEANOR JOLLEY
Eleanor Latini, Age 84, of Wolcott Hollow Road, Greenslanding, died on Sunday, August 12, 2007. Eleanor was born on July 4, 1923 in Sayre, PA, the daughter of the late Angelo and Paolina Latini. She was a graduate of Sayre High School. Eleanor was employed at Blue Swan, and Star Savings and Loan. In 1969 along with her husband, Richard, sharing their love of horses opened Jolley's Western Store. She enjoyed her horses and was an accomplished accordion player. Eleanor treasured the time spent with family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all. Eleanor is survived by her husband of 50 years, Richard Jolley; sisters, Mary Pellicciotti; and Anne Struble; brothers, Ezio (Rita) Latini; Gino (Irene) Latini; sister-in-law, Betty Latini; sisters-in-law, Lorraine Jolley Rosekrass, Ann Jolley Mitchell and Ruth Jolley Townsend; many special nieces and nephews also survive. Eleanor was predeceased by her parents; brothers, Ferdinand Latini and John Latini; a special niece, Paula Daniels. Family and friends are invited to attend Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, August 16th, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 205 N. Main Street, Athens, PA. Interment will follow in the Epiphany Cemetery. Flowers will be provided by the family and contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850. Caring assistance is being provided by Cooley's-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA.

LURCOCK - Inez L. Taylor, 84, of Troy went to rest in the peace of her Lord on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010 at the Towanda Memorial Skilled Nursing Unit. Inez was born on Feb. 23, 1925, in Owego, N.Y., the daughter of the late Henry and Olive (Campbell) Lurcock. Inez married John Taylor and together they raised three sons, a step-son and grandson. They also owned Taylor's Greenhouse until her retirement in 1972. She was a 65-year charter member of the VFW Post 1371 Ladies Auxiliary in Owego, N.Y., and volunteered many years to the Boy Scouts of America. Inez was pre-deceased by her husband John, and a step-son James. Inez is survived by: her sons and daughters-in-law John and Betsy (Nickel) Taylor of Horsham, Pa., Joseph and Etsuko Taylor of Troy Pa., and Thomas Taylor of Glenside, Pa.; grandchildren Michael and Hiroki; sisters Dorothy McClave, Alberta Hildebrand and Joyce Lurcock; brother Bill Lurcock; great-grandson Michael Taylor; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends also survive.  A memorial service will be announced at a future date with burial to take place at the convenience of the family in Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the organization of their choice. Memories and condolences for Inez's family may be shared by visiting www.tiogapointcremation.com. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810. - Towanda Daily Review, Feb.25.2010

LURCOCK Inez L. - Inez L. Taylor, 84, of Troy went to rest in the peace of her Lord on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010 at the Towanda Memorial Skilled Nursing. Inez was born on Feb. 23, 1925 in Owego, N.Y., the daughter of the late Henry and Olive (Campbell) Lurcock. Inez married John Taylor and together they raised three sons, a step-son, and grandson. They also owned Taylor's Greenhouse until her retirement in 1972. She was a 65-year, charter member, of the VFW Post 1371 ladies auxiliary in Owego, N.Y., and volunteered many years to the Boy Scouts of America. Inez was pre-deceased by her husband John and a step-son James. Inez is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: John and Betsy (Nickel) Taylor of Horsham, Pa., Joseph and Etsuko Taylor of Troy Pa., Thomas Taylor of Glenside, Pa.; grandchildren: Michael and Hiroki; sisters: Dorothy McClave, Alberta Hildebrand, Joyce Lurcock; brother: Bill Lurcock; great-grandson: Michael Taylor. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends also survive.  A grave side memorial service will be held at 10 a.m on Saturday, July 3, at the Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre with Rev. Andrew officiating. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the organization of their choice.   Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810. - Towanda Daily Review, June 30, 2010

 

LYONS H. James “Jim” Lyons

64 H. James “Jim” Lyons, 64, of Sayre, Pa., died Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at his home.  “Jim” was born October 27, 1947 in Sayre, the son of the late Harry James Lyons and Helen Yuska Lyons.  He was a graduate of Sayre High School class of 1965 and Scranton University where he received his degree in economics. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served in the U.S. Army.  Jim resided in New York City for a number of years where he was employed in the financial district.  He is survived by his sisters, Rita (Louis) Tomasso of Waverly and Barbara Bennett of Sayre, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins, special aunt, Pauline Wilcox of Sayre, special friends, Charlotte Skerpon, Kathy Gower and Marion Twoomey, all of Sayre.  A service of remembrance will be held Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 3 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. There are no calling hours.  Interment will be private in Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre, Pa.  Sayre Morning Times – July 7, 2012

 

McCABE John R. McCabe

John Robert "Bud" McCabe, age 88, of 42 Dodge Ave., Waverly, New York died at his home Wednesday, November 2, 2011. Born: October 14,1923, the son of the late, T. Paul and Mary Elizabeth McCabe.  Bud graduated from the Epiphany Elementary School and Sayre High School (1941). He served during World War II - P51 Pilot with the 8th Air Force. He received the Air Metal, and Distinguished Flying Cross awards. During the Korean War he Trained Forward Air Observers. Bud spent most of his career in aviation as a crop duster and at Schweizer Soaring School as a tow plane pilot.  He enjoyed many aspects of his large extended family and was a life-long member of Epiphany Parish in Sayre. He is pre-deceased by his first wife, Joan (Kirby) McCabe, daughter, Marilyn McCabe, 3 brothers, Paul, Thomas and Joseph McCabe, 3 sisters, Mary Elizabeth (Liz) Lucy, Ann Burton and Eileen McCabe. Bud is survived by his wife, Eva (Clayson) McCabe, daughters, Janice McCabe of Horesheads, NY, Chris (Bill) Mahoney of Hampton, NH, and Roseann (Bryan) Cole of Nichols, 5 grandchildren, Eric Mahoney of Conway, SC, Lindsey Mahoney of Durham, NH, Jacob, Kelby and Joshua Cole of Nichols, NY, brother-in-law, Robert (Donna) Clayson of Cuba NY and many nieces and nephews.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Epiphany Elementary School, Stevenson Street, Sayre, Pennsylvania, 18840. A time of gathering with family and friends for a celebration of Bud's life will be Saturday, 10:00 A.M., November 5, 2011 at Sayre Epiphany Church, Sayre, Pennsylvania. Burial will be in Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre, Pennsylvania. Arrangements are by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. Those wishing may send a private sympathy message of remembrance for John’s family.   Funeral home obituary – November 4, 2011

 

McCABE –MARY ELIZABETH MCCABE LUCY, 77, of 422 Church St, Athens, Pa., died on Friday, Aug. 8, 2003.  Mrs. Lucy was born on Nov. 14, 1925, in Sayre, Pa., to her parents, Thomas P. and Mary Goodall McCabe.  She is survived by daughters Ann Lucy of Cabin John, Md., Kathryn and son-in-law Richard Huges of Lost River, W. Va., Eileen and son-in-law William Holgate of Glenora, N.Y., Elizabeth and son-in-law Laurence Regan of Sayre and Theresa and son-in-law Stephen LoPresto of Athens.  One son Charles and daughter-in-law Nina of Granger, Ind.  Mrs. Lucy is survived by brothers Robert McCabe of Waverly, Joseph McCabe of Moorestown, N.J.; sisters Ann Burton of Sayre, Theresa Wigus of Glenora, N.Y., sister-in-law Mary Anne Lucy of Sayre.  She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Lucy is predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Charles, who died on June 29, 2003; her parents, brothers Paul and Thomas McCabe, and sister Eileen McCabe.  Mrs. Lucy graduated from Sayre High School and was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.  Family was very important to Mary.  Her family was her life.  Mary spent many hours volunteering with numerous organizations such as literacy volunteer for Bradford and Sullivan counties; member of the Church of the Epiphany Eucharistic Adoration Society; former member of the board of directors of the Tioga Point Museum; and volunteer for many years for Valley Meals on Wheels.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Athens, with Father Vincent Langan officiating.  Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Epiphany Cemetery in Sayre.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in Mary’s name be sent to the Epiphany School, Stevenson Street, Sayre, Pa. or to a charity of ones choice.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MCCARTHY Mary Patricia McCarthy Sabatura of 105 N. Elmer Ave. Sayre, Pa., entered eternal life Thursday afternoon, March 4, 2010, in Sayre, Pa.  Mary was born Feb. 22, 1920 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Patrick J. and Alice SCHROEDER McCarthy. On Feb. 22, 2010, Mary celebrated her 90th birthday in her home with family and friends. She was a member of the first graduating class of the Epiphany Parochial School and was a graduate of Sayre High School class of 1937. During World War II, Mary worked at the Eclipse in Elmira, N.Y. and continued there until her retirement.  She was a lifelong communicant of the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre where she was baptized, received her first communion and confirmation. She was married to Joseph Sabatura on April 11, 1942, at the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre.  Mary was very proud of her Irish heritage and was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Elmira, N.Y. She was a life member of the Waverly VFW Post No. 8104 Auxiliary, a life member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 492, Waverly, N.Y., B.P.O. DOES Lodge No. 62, Elmira, N.Y. and was a social member of Roma Madre Lodge No. 1342 Order Sons of Italy in Sayre.  She is survived by her only child, JoAnn Sabatura at home and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Sabatura on May 24, 1984 and brothers, John H. McCarthy and Robert J. McCarthy.  A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 8, 2010 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Main Street, Athens, Pa. with the Rev. Peter Menghini, Chaplain of St. Mary's Villa, Elmhurst, Pa., as celebrant.  Interment will follow in the Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre, Pa.  Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Monday at the church. The Rosary will be recited at 10:45 a.m. led by the Rev. Vincent Langan.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the charity or organization of one's choice in Mary's memory. To celebrate Mary's life, you are kindly asked to wear green on the day of her funeral. Service arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa.  March 06, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

McKERNAN - Death date-1 Mar. 1978. Kathryn E. McMahon, 84, of 211 W. Pine St., Athens, died Wednesday, March 1, at the Bradford County Manor in Burlington after an extended illness. Born in Laddsburg June 6, 1893, she was the daughter of the late Luke and Laura (note-Lura) Chapman McKernan. She had resided in Athens for 60 years and was the widow of Thomas McMahon, who died in 1969. Mrs. McMahon was a member of Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in Athens and its Altar and Rosary Society. She also was a member of the Legion of the Mary of the church. Her survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Nora Jewell of Athens; three sons, James McMahon and Michael McMahon, both of Sayre, and Paul McMahon of Athens; 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Mahoney of Towanda and Mrs. Josephine Sullivan of Towanda; two brothers, Joseph McKernan of Towanda and Bernard McKernan of Rome; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be held at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens, Saturday morning at 9 o'clock. This will be follower by a Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church at 9:30 a.m. Celebrant will be Father Robert Burnett. Burial will be in the Epiphany Cemetery in Sayre, Recitation of the rosary will be held at the funeral home tonight at 8 o'clock. Submitted by Marolyn Cole. Email cole@cyber-quest.com

MEADE –MARY C. SANTUCCI, 84, formerly of Sayre and Towanda, Pa. died Saturday Sept. 10, 2005, in Henderson, Nev.  Born May 11, 1921, in Avoca, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Nealon Meade.  Mary was a graduate of the Robert Packer School of Nursing, class of 1940.  She and her husband Frederick P. Santucci, lived in Sayre until 1959 then relocated to Towanda, where they lived until the mid 1970s.  Surviving are: her children, Mary Ann Woodzelle of Odenton, Md., Joseph A. Santucci of Yakima, Wash., Frederick J. Santucci of Lock Haven, Pa., Michael Santucci of Sanford, N.C., and Nancy S. Campbell of Henderson, Nev.; 12 grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick P. Santucci, in 1984 and her grandson, E. Christopher Woodzelle.  A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Church of the Epiphany, South Elmer Avenue, Sayre.  Interment will follow in the Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre.  There are no calling hours.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the charity or organization on one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

MILLER Eleanor M. Coughlin 

On Friday July 6, 2012 Beloved wife of the late John B. Coughlin, M.D. of Athens, PA. Mother of Mary T. McKinney (Jerome B.) and Elizabeth "Betty" Swiatowy (Tom). Grandmother of Katherine M. McKinney. Sister of the late Rose Dunlap and Edward Miller, also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Formerly of Riverside Avenue, Elmira. Eleanor was a veteran of the United States Navy during WWII and for many years was active in the Elmira Women's Veterans Group, Business Professional Women's Organization, Catholic Charities, Elmira Garden Club, Travel Club and as a volunteer at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was a retired Director of the Elmira office of the U.S. Selective Service. There will be no visitation. Funeral Wednesday, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Paul Cathedral 10:30 a.m. Pittsburgh. Interment Ceremony on Thursday at noon in Epiphany Cemetery in Sayre, PA. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

Star Gazette – July 9, 2012

 

MARTIN M. MORRISON of 103 Chemung St., Sayre, Wednesday, July 4, 1962.  He was a Sayre Church of Epiphany member, a retired American Bridge Co. employee.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Mary Morrison; daughters, Beatrice, Marlene, Martina and Rosemary at home; sister, Mrs. Francis Lorena of Sayre; brother, Francis Morrison of Sayre.  Body at Alteri Funeral Home, Sayre.  Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m. Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Saturday at 9 a.m., Requiem High Mass in the Church of Epiphany at 9:30 a.m., the Rev. Francis J. Toolan.  Epiphany Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/5/1962

 

MURRAY Ann M. Keegan

77, of Sayre, Pa., died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 at Bradford County Manor following a brief illness.  She was born April 6, 1934 in Towanda, Pa., the daughter of the late Thomas and Julia McDonald Murray.  Ann was a world traveler as a flight attendant with Eastern Airlines and was National Secretary for the Eastern Flight Attendants Union. She often described high point of her career as the time when Eastern Airlines provided transportation services into and out of Vietnam during that war "for the most polite passengers she ever served." She continued to work in the travel industry after retiring from the airlines. She was a huge fan of crossword puzzles and was a great cook.  She is predeceased by her sisters Margaret, Elizabeth, and Joan and step-mother Maude.  Ann is survived by her step-children, Connie and Jerry Young of N.C., Janice and Thomas Farr of Sayre, Pa., John and Terri Keegan of LeRaysville, Pa., Charles and Janice Keegan of Muskogee, Okla., Rita and George Cori of Warren Center, Pa., and Richard and Linda Keegan of N.C.; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, David George of Las Vegas, Nev.; nephews and nieces James Daly of Sayre Pa., Michael and Marsha Daly of Suwanee, Ga., Jo Ann Daly of Sayre, Pa., Cristin and Michael Thompson of Las Vegas, Nev. David M. and Sarah George of Los Gatos, Calif., and Richard and Cindy George of Algonquin, Ill.  A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 at Epiphany Cemetery, Keystone Ave., Sayre, Pa. with the Rev. Linda Rogers officiating. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Athens, Pa.  Donations may be made in Ann's memory to: Happy Tails No Kill Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 68, Towanda, PA 18848.   Towanda Daily Review - November 24, 2011

 

JAMES EDWARD MURPHY, 20 of 706 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, son of Edward and Frances Murphy of Sayre, Saturday night, Sept. 3, 1949.  He was an employee of the Stores Department of the Lehigh Valley Railroad; member of Wheelock Hose Co., Brotherhood of Railway Clerks of Sayre and Church of Epiphany.  Survived by parents; sister, Mrs. Fred Spardutl at home; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Murphy, Towanda.  The body is at the family home where funeral was held today 9 a.m. and 9:30 at the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre.  The Rev. Francis J. Toolan.  Burial in Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/6/1949

 

JAMES L. MURRAY JR., 83, formerly of 120 Third St. Sayre, Pa. died Wednesday evening, Jan. 21, 2004, at the Heritage Nursing Home Athens, Pa. Born Feb. 12, 1920 in Waverly, N.Y. he was a son of the late James L. and Mabel Mead Murray. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army. James was employed for many years by the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens, Pa. until his retirement. James was a member of the Church of the Epiphany and Skiff-Bower Post. 1536, Sayre. He enjoyed golfing and bowling. Surviving are two daughters: Dawn Marie Erb of Athens, Pa. and Mary A. Lesher of Parsippany, N.J.; a granddaughter, Heather Marie Lesher, of Sparta, N.J.; sisters Rita Brennan of Sayre, Pa. and Geraldine McLean of Ithaca, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy R. Murray on Feb. 11, 2003, and a brother, Francis Murray. The funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home 314 Desmond Street, Sayre, Pa. The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen funeral home, Sayre. Interment will be at a later date in Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre, Pa. Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

O'CONNELL Rosalie A. Waite 72, loving wife of William (Bud) Waite of 115 Stedman St., Sayre, Pa. died on Sunday, May 9, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre surrounded by her loving family. Rosalie was born on November 27, 1937 in Sayre, Pa. she is the of the late Charles and Mary Straus O'Connell. Rosalie was a self-employed hairdresser for many years in her home. Rosalie enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Her family was her life. She also enjoyed working in her flower gardens. She was a member of the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre. Rosalie is survived by her loving husband William (Bud) Waite at home; children Christi (Bill) Douglas of Sayre, Pa., Patrick (Maureen) Waite of Westchester Pa., John (Tairita) Waite of Honolulu HI, Matthew (Lisa) Waita of Athens Pa., Paul (Sally) Waite of West Palm Beach, Fla.; 14 grandchildren Eric and Matthew Greninger, Adam, Elana, Mariella, Gracia, Margaret, Miriam, Zane, Joshua, Haleigh, Madison and Zachary Waite, and Melissa Brouillette; five great-grandchildren; sister Beatrice Tyson of Rochester, N.Y. and several nieces and nephews. Memorials in Rosalie’s name made be made to a charity of one’s choice. Rosalie was predeceased by her parents, sister Patricia Redman and frother Charles O'Connell. A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Rosalie life will be held on Friday May 14, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre Pa. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Blauvelt funeral Home 625 Broad St. Waverly, NY. – Sayre Morning Times, May 11, 2010

Eugene “Gene” Francis PALUZZI, 73, of Sayre, PA died Saturday May 13, 1995 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born February 4, 1922 in Sayre, he was a son of the late Lorenze and Vittoria Signori Paluzzi.  Mr. Paluzzi was a graduate of Sayre High school and was a World War II veteran, having served in the Pacific.  He was employed for 24 years with The Evening Times where he served in various capacities and was a columnist after his retirement.  Mr. Paluzzi was highly active in community and civic affairs throughout his life.  He is survived by his wife, Josephine Gregori Paluzzi; four children and three grandchildren; a sister and a brother; other survivors.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held at the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre on May 17 ((:30 am) with burial to be in the cemetery there.  Skiff Bower VFWK Post No. 1536 was to accord full military honors.  Memorials may be directed to the Sayre Public Library, 122 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840 or to the Bradford County Unit of the American Cancer Society, 413 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810.

PUNCHELLO CELIA MASTRANTONIO
Celia, age 68 of 119 N. Higgins Ave., Sayre, Pa., Wednesday July 18, 1973 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Friends may call at the Alteri Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held from the funeral home Saturday at 9 a.m. followed by a High Mass of the Resurrection in the Church the Epiphany at 9:30 a.m. Burial in Epiphany Cemetery. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Martin (Mary) Derrig of Sayre and Mrs. James (Angeline) Danna of Elmira; four sons, Louis at home, Henry of Las Vegas, Nev., Angelo of Elmira and Alexander of Sayre. A son, Anthony and daughter, Catherine preceded her in death; 28 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Antoinette Sperduti of Alburn; a brother, Peter Punchello of Philadelphia; several nieces and nephews. She was the widow of Joseph Mastrantonio; a member of the Church of the Epiphany of Sayre and its Altar and Rosary Society and a member of the Sons of Italy Roma Madre Lodge of Sayre.

JOSEPH M. REAGAN age 81 of 87 Pitney St., S. Waverly, Saturday, December 20, 1969.  Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, Athens Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Tuesday 9:30 a.m. followed by Requiem High Mass at 10 a.m. in St. John’s Catholic Church, S. Waverly.  Burial in Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre.  Survived by wife, Mrs. May Reagan; sons, Richard, Athens RD 1, Robert, Sayre; six grandchildren.  He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society.  He was a retired prominent farmer in the Athens Twp. And owned and operated school buses for 20 years.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/22/1969

 

REID Sarah E. Reid

18, of Athens, PA died on Thursday, September 27, 2012 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  She was born on April 23, 1994 in Oceanside, N.Y., the daughter of Edmund J. and Patricia D. Nania Reid.  Sarah was a member of the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre, Pa. She was a graduate of Epiphany School and Athens Area High School Class of 2012. Sarah was a student at Penn State University, Wilkes-Barre Campus. She loved soccer and softball, fishing, and going to the beach on Long Island in the summer. She loved to spend time with her brother, four sisters, and her boyfriend.  She is survived by her parents Edmund and Patricia Reid at home, siblings Elizabeth, Hannah, Leah, Shayne, and Norah Reid at home, grandmothers Barbara Reid of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Pietra Nania of Baldwin, N.Y., paternal aunts and uncles Michelle (John) Milano of Selden, N.Y., Thomas Reid Jr. of Athens, Pa., Dr. Michael (Alison) Reid of Central Islip, N.Y., and Christine Reid of Waverly, N.Y., maternal aunts and uncles Angela Nania of Baldwin, N.Y., Josephine Bagnasco of Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y., and Victoria (Bruce) Travers of Ashburn, Va., cousins, Stephen (Nicole) Bagnasco, Jacqueline Bagnasco, Emily Bagnasco, Bruce Travers II, Sophia Travers, Amanda Travers, Melissa Travers, Casey Reid, Kelley Reid, and Kaleigh Reid, and boyfriend Justin Morris.   Friends and family may call on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, September 30, 2012 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, 304 South Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa.   Memorial donations may be made in memory of Sarah to the Sarah Reid Scholarship Fund, Church of the Epiphany, 304 South Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840.    Sayre Morning Times – September 28, 2012

 

RICH Ann M. Soprano

of 15 Cadwell Avenue, Waverly, died Saturday, April 10, 2010, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Ann was born September 6, 1930, in Bethlehem, PA, the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna RICH.  She married Nicholas A. Soprano in 1954 and became a member of Epiphany Parish. Ann spent many hours in prayer and quiet reflection. She enjoyed her family, and most of all, loved being part of her grandsons’ lives. She had a great fondness for old movies, especially musicals.  Ann is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Barbara Soprano of Athens; grandsons, Nicholas and Michael Soprano of Athens; sister and brother-in-law, Rose and Eugene Corsi of Bethlehem; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Eleanor Rich of Bethlehem; sister-in-law, Christine Pietrangelo of Miami, FL; aunt, Antoinette Pulley of Bethlehem; and many nieces, nephews and cousins, whom she dearly loved. Ann’s husband, Nicholas; her parents Joseph and Anna Rich; and brother, Joseph Rich, predeceased her.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday April 15, 2010 at 10:00 AM at the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre, Pa.  Burial will be held in Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully request memorial contributions in Ann’s name be sent to a charity of one’s choice.  Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St., Waverly, NY.  Blauvelt Funeral Home, April 13, 2010.

SHOEMAKER –CAMILLA H. HOPE, 97, of Northumberland, PA, formerly of Athens, PA, died unexpectedly Sunday, Jan 9, 2005 at Nottingham Village in Northumberland, PA.  She was born June 18, 1907 in Wheelerville, PA, the daughter of Isaac and Susan Frey Shoemaker.  Camilla was formerly employed as a presser at Blue Swan Mills in Sayre for 25 years.  She enjoyed flowers and vegetable gardening and doing crossword puzzles.  She was a member of the Episcopal faith.  Camilla was predeceased by her first husband Raymond Horton and by her second husband, Louis Hope.  She was also predeceased by a daughter, Marjorie Saylor.  Surviving is her daughter, Eleanor Shafer of Selinsgrove, Pa.; a step-son and his wife. Charles and Agnes Hope of Knoxville, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren/ as well as several cousins.  At her request, there will be no services.  Cremation will take place and burial will be in Epihamy Cemetery, Sayre, PA at a later time. –Towanda Daily Review.

SWEENEY   Mrs. Blanche J. Wayman of 114 Pleasant Street Sayre, died at her home Monday morning following an extended illness.  Born in Dushore, Nov. 29, 1875, the daughter of Martin and Julia WRIGHT SWEENEY, Mrs. Wayman had been a resident of Sayre for the past 56 years.  She was a member of the Sayre Church of the Epiphany and the Altar and Rosary Society of the Church.  She also was a membver of the Auxiliary of the Spanish American War Veterans.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William BUSTIN, with whom she resided; a son, Eugene R. WAYMAN of Sayre; five grandchildren, Richard and Robert WAYMAN of Long Island, NY.,  Jane Rita BUSTIN at home, FRank Eugene WAYMAN and Patricia Ann Wayman of Sayre; three great grndchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at the Church of the Epiphany Sayre Thursday at 19 o'clock with burial in Epiphany cemetery.  Submitted by Reva Wagner.  1961, Towanda Daily Review

 

TYRA Martha J. Husick

89, formerly of Sayre, Pa., died Saturday morning, December 22, 2012 at Ashton Health Care Center in Athens. Martha was born August 14, 1923 in Monessen, PA the daughter of the late Anthony and Sophie Dragon Tyra. She grew up in Elmira Heights, NY and attended school there. On September 6, 1941, Martha married William T. Husick in Sayre.  Martha was a member of the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre and was a former member of the Loyal Order of Moose Auxiliary. She was active in both the Sayre and Waverly Senior Citizens Centers and was the trip coordinator for the Sayre Seniors Group. Martha was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. She found much joy in life and loved spending time with her family and friends. Martha especially enjoyed dancing and playing bingo.  Martha is survived by her children, Robert (Judy) Husick of Chuckey, TN, Lynda Yorio of Lakeland, FL., Cynthia (Larry) Robison of Middleburg, FL, Karen (David) Eldridge of Pine City, N.Y., Paula (Theodore) Yeddo of Silver Springs, FL., and Mark (Judy) Husick of Sayre; two sisters; one brother; twelve grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins  In addition to her parents, Martha was preceded in death by her husband, William Husick in May of 1994; son, William Husick, Jr. in 1973; son-in-law Paul Yorio in 2010; five sisters; and one brother. A memorial service for Martha will be held at a later date. Interment will be in the Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre, Pa. The family suggests that contributions be directed to Guthrie Hospice 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA 18848 or to Greater Valley EMS, 904 N. Lehigh ave. Sayre, Pa., 18840 in Martha’s memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa.   Sayre Morning Times – December 25, 2012

 

VISELLI Andrew J. Viselli

85, of Sayre, died at his home on Thursday, June 13, 2013. Andrew was born on July 13, 1927 in Sayre, the son of Auriellio and Erma Quattrini Viselli. Andrew served in the United States Navy Seabee’s Construction Battalion. He married Phyllis Conley on December 26, 1960.  Andrew owned and operated the local barber shop on Lockhart Street in Sayre with his business partner and friend, Bud Waite, for 54 years. He was an active member of the Epiphany Parish in Sayre, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 1148, Roma Madre Lodge No. 1342 Order Sons of Italy, Skiff-Bower VFW No. 1536, and J.E. Wheelock Hose No. 5. Andrew enjoyed puttering around with his brother Joe and spending time with his family, particularly his granddaughter, Phoebe.  Andrew is survived by his wife, Phyllis; daughter, Anne Viselli and her husband Peter Weller; granddaughter, Phoebe Weller; and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Clara Graham and brothers, Anthony and Joseph Viselli.  A memorial Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at the Epiphany Parish, Sayre, with the Rev. Vincent Langan as celebrant. There are no calling hours. Interment will be in Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre. following the service.  Contributions may be directed to the Epiphany Parish, 304 S. Elmer Ave. Sayre, PA18840, in Andrew’s memory.  Sayre Morning Times – June 15, 2013

 

WEAVER Regina Marie Weaver Marcy

66, of Sayre, Pa., died unexpectedly on June 11, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital.  She was born Oct. 24, 1946 in Sayre, Pa. a daughter of the late Isaiah and Eleanor Taylor Weaver.  Regina was a member of St. James Church, Waverly, N.Y. She was employed with Dandy Mini Marts for over 30 years, starting as a clerk at the Steele's' Store location on Keystone Avenue, working at many of the Dandy stores over the years and the Dandy Corporate Office. Regina touched many lives within the community over the years, willingly helped anyone that needed it, and was a friend to many. She loved meeting new people and conversing with old friends, never forgetting anyone she came in contact with and she will be missed by all those who knew and loved her. Regina was a loving and proud mother and grandmother. She was a 1966 graduate of Athens High School and an active member of the Reunion Committee.  Regina is predeceased by her sister Marjorie Weaver Salmela and husband Carl L. Marcy, Jr.  Regina is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Michelle and Gerald Chandler Jr. of Rome, Pa.; her two special granddaughters Caroline AnnMarie Chandler and Catherine AnnMarie Chandler of Rome, Pa.; grandson Gerald R. Chandler of Nichols, N.Y.; granddaughters Marsha N. Chandler of Athens, Pa. and Jessica L. Chandler of Waverly, N.Y. and grandson Christopher Chandler of Towanda, Pa.; aunt Joyce Weaver of Athens, Pa.; brother-in-law Dennis Salmela of VanEtten, N.Y.; special nephew Erik V. Salmela of Allentown, Pa., and several cousins.  Friends and family may call on Monday, June 17, 2013 from 1–3 p.m. and 6–8 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 503 Clark Street, Waverly, N.Y. with the Rev. William Moorby and the Rev. Theo Griffin co-officiating.   Burial will be in the Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made to Regina's memory to the: Visions Federal Credit Union, 2121 Elmira St Sayre, PA 18840, for the Caroline AnnMarie and Catherine AnnMarie Chandler Scholarship Fund. These funds will go to further her granddaughters' education.  Towanda Daily Review – June 13, 2013

 

ZUKOSKY Frances Zukosky Staniukinas

age 104, of Sayre, Pa., died Thursday, November 29, 2012, at the Sayre Healthcare Center, Sayre, Pa.  Frances was born December 3, 1907 in Swoyersville, Pa., the daughter of Joseph and Adela Klisefska Zukosky.  On November 24, 1927, she married Alexander John Staniukinas in Swoyersville. She was preceded in death by her husband on December 18, 1993.  Frances was a member of the Epiphany Parish, Sayre Senior Citizens and Skiff-Bower VFW Post 1536 War Moms.  Surviving are her grandchildren, Karen Gergel, Denise Bergman, Daniel McNamara, Colleen Wrightson, Patrick McNamara, Jeff, Linda, David and Allen Gorsline; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Albert Staniukinas; daughter, Eugenia “Jean” McNamara and son-in-law, Bruce McNamara.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at the Epiphany Parish, South Elmer Ave. Sayre, Pa. Interment will be in the Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre, Pa.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa.  There are no calling hours.   Sayre Morning Times – December 1, 2012



? NELLIE V. CROTTY age 98 formerly of 311 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, Pa. September 23, 1981 at the Sayre House.  Friends may call at the Barber Funeral Home, Sayre, Pa. Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Prayer services at the funeral home Saturday at 9 a.m.  Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre at 9:30 a.m.  Rosary service Friday at 8 p.m.  Rev. Vincent P. Crotty Celebrant.  Burial will be in the Epiphany Cemetery.  She is survived by son & daughter-in-law, John and Theresa Crotty of Elmira and Rev. Vincent P. Crotty, C. SS. R. of Lancaster, Pa; three grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; several nieces.  She was a member of the Church of the Epiphany, Altar & Rosary Society, Catholic Daughters of America, God Star Mother, founding member of the Sayre Senior Citizens.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/26/1981


 

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