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.
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MacDOUGALL Mary Coats
A longtime resident of the Fassett, PA community died Saturday, July 9, 2011 at Elcor Health Services where she had been receiving care at the age of 79. Born on August 1, 1931 in Hornell, NY daughter of the late William & Dorotha Barber MacDougall. Mary was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening, canning vegetables, cooking and caring for her home. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother to her surviving family. Husband, Allen Coats, Fassett, PA; children, Sharon Coly-Herbert with husband, William K. Herbert, Albany; Rich Callahan with wife, Debbie, Tioga, PA; grandchildren, Robert Coly, Richard Jr., Michael (Kristen), Zachariah, Krystal, Pamela and Kaitland Callahan; Ashley (Jeremy) Shilling; great grandchildren, Eralyn, Domonic, Macenzie, Killian, Thaddeus, Connor, and a great granddaughter due in August. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 between the hours of 11-1 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 1:15 p.m. Graveside services will take place in Gillett Cemetery following her funeral. Star Gazette – July 11, 2011
MAHOSKY Anna Gurnsey VERDOLINI, 78, OF Gillett, PA died on Wednesday, May 12, 1999 at home. Anna was born in Arnot, PA on March 4, 1921 to the late Stanley and Sarah Mahosky. Anna was a member of the South Creek Volunteer Fire Department and a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary. Anna is survived by her husband, Ralph A.; daughters, Dottie (Leo) Massei of North Port, FL, Connie (Ken) Rusin of Ulster, PA; son, George (Sharon) Gurnsey of Troy, PA; grandchildren, Monica Cole; Scott Wich, Damien DiDomenico, Elaine Wich, DeAnna Jennings, Michelle Gurnsey; six step-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren with a grandson expected in August; brother, Stanley Mahosky; sisters, Mary Baker, Theresa Hodder, Martha Thompson; many nieces and nephews; special friends, Linda and Joe Leonard. In addition to her parents, Anna was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers. Funeral services were held May 14 (1 pm) at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira with the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating and interment to be in the Gillett Cemetery, Gillett. Those wishing may make contributions in Anna’s name to either American Heart Association, Heart Gifts Processing Center, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049 or the South Creek Volunteer Fire Dept., Gillett, PA 16925.
CHESTER A. MARCELLUS, 64 of 302 ˝ E. Second St., Sunday, Aug. 20, 1961. He was assistant chef of the Lawrence Diner, Elmira. Survived by sisters, Mrs. Flossie Ayres of Gillett RD, Mrs. Bessie Sinclair of Troy. Body at Keister Funeral Home. Calling hours Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m. Gillett Cemetery. –Elmira Advertiser 8/21/1961
MARSH - DOROTHY WRIGHT
Dorothy R. Wright, 78, of Gillett, RR 1, PA, died Tuesday, April 26, 1994 at Towanda Memorial Hospital. Born October 17, 1915 in Addison, NY, she was the daughter of Floyd and Esther Marsh. She was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church and Gillett Senior Citizens. Mrs. Wright is survived by a son, Duane Wright of Gillett RR 2; grandchildren, Susan Rene Wright of Huntersville, NC and Robert Wright of Gillett RR 2; a brother, Floyd Marsh of Addison, NY; a sister-in-law, Florence Watson of Gillett RR 1; several nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. She was predeceased by her husband, Allen Ray Wright, on February 17, 1994 and a son, Robert Wright, in 1967. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on May 7 with the Rev. George Herrick officiating and burial to be in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett. Memorials may be directed to the Gillett Baptist Church. (TGR, Thursday, May 5, 1994)
MASON -Judson H. Mason died this morning at 7:30 o'clock at the family home in Austinville, Pa. aged seventy-five years. Mr. Mason is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Laura Ameigh of Gillett, Pa. two sons, George and Carl at home; a sister, Mrs. George Strong of Canton, Pa. The funeral will be held at the family home Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial in the Gillett, Pa. cemetery.
MASON - Services for Mrs. Lora Mason Ameigh, 75, of Snedekeville were held at the Vickery Funeral Home, with Rev. Orey Crippen officiating. Interment was in the Gillett Cemetery. Mrs. Ameigh died Dec. 26, 1956. Survived by her husband Nelson Ameigh, two daughters, Mrs. Carl Terebury and Mrs. Beatrice Pellor and a son, James all of Gillette; 9 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. RHW. Troy Gazette Register, 16 Jan. 1958.
Kenneth W. WW II Veteran Age 81, of Glen Street Gillett, PA, died on Saturday, January 22, 2005, very unexpectedly at the Corning Hospital. He was born August 25, 1923 in Troupsburg, NY, the son of the late Arthur and Florence (Waite) Mattison. His brother, Beryle Mattison, also predeceased him. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Dortha M. (Kohler) Mattison; daughter, Esther Whalen; and son, Wayne Mattison, both of Lititz, PA; stepson, Harold (Bonnie) Heeman of Dundee, NY; stepdaughter, Helen DeHaas of Presho, NY; brothers, Elwood Mattison of Genesse, PA, Craig Mattison of Big Flats, NY; sisters, Myra Baker of Troupsburg, NY, Eleanor Mattison of Hornell, NY; sister-in-law, Helen Mattison of Corning, NY; grandchildren, Michael, April and Michelle Whalen, Chris (Jessica) Heeman, Mary (Steve) Brace, John (Melinda) Morrison, Spencer (Kristen) Morrison; along with eight great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, friends; and especially his dog, 'Lily' that he loved dearly. Kenneth retired from Moore Business Forms after 39 dedicated years as a cutter man. He was a Veteran of the US Army and proudly served his country during WWII. He was a member of the Moose Club of Horseheads Lodge # 1476 since 1978. In his past time, he greatly enjoyed his word search books, square dancing, and camping. Kenneth took great pleasure in all sports but his greatest love was for football. While living in Florida, he enjoyed working for Winn-Dixie and being a crossing guard with his beloved Dortha. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Wednesday, January 26, 2005, from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral Services celebrating Kenneth's life will follow the visitation. (7:00 p.m.) The Reverend Charles Root will officiate. Interment will take place on Thursday, January 27, at 1:00 p.m. in the Gillett, PA Cemetery, where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Mattison full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to his wife, Dortha or to the American Heart Association, NYS Affiliate, PO Box # 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220.
DONALD R. ‘DOC’ MAY, 63, of Gillett RD 1 died Wed. Nov. 9, 1988, at Wilkes-Barre Veterans Hospital. Born Dec. 1, 1924, he was the son of Roy and Florence dunning May. He was WWII and Korean Conflict army veteran. A member of the Roaring Run Memorial Post #5855 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include a daughter Donna May of Gillett RD 1; a son Donald R. May Jr. of Corning, N.Y.; two sisters; Dora Ann Avery of Gillett and Leone Chambers of Bentley creek; a brother Gerald May of Gillett; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, N.Y., Sat. 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Gillett Cemetery, Gillett. –Towanda Daily Review.
MAYNARD – Cola Maynard, age 91, of Gillett, PA, died Friday, February 1, 1980. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, PA, Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral will be there Monday at 11 AM. Rev. Charles Root and Rev. Sydney Kane officiating. Burial Gillett Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Gillett Baptist Church or the South Creek Ambulance Assn. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Pauline) Woods of Zephyr Hills, FL; 3 sons, Rexford, Lynn, and Lester, all of Gillett RD; 12 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church, the IOOF, and was preceded in death by his wife, Mae Maynard, on December 18, 1979.
COLA N. MAYNARD
Services for Cola N. Maynard, 91, of Gillett were held Feb. 4 at the Vickery Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Root and Rev. Sydney Kane officiating. Burial was in the Gillett Cemetery. Mr. Maynard died Feb. 1, 1980 at the Troy Community Hospital. He was born July 3, 1888 in Mainesburg, the son of Layton and Ella Scott Maynard. He was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church and the I.O.O.F. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Pauline) Woods of Zephyrhills, Fla.; sons
Rexford, Lynn and Lester of Gillett; also 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
MAYNARD - Kenneth N. Maynard, 1, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rexford Maynard of Gillett R. D. 2. Sunday, Nov. 24, 1946. Survived by parents, brother, Richard, at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cola Maynard, Mr. and Mrs. U. F. Culver; great-grandfathers, Robert Queall, D. W. Wright, all of Gillett; great-grandmother, Mrs. Edna Carr of Millerton. The body is at Soper Funeral Home, Troy, Pa., and will be taken to family home Tuesday. Funeral Wednesday, 2 p. m. Burial in Gillett. Rev. Charles Root.
MAYNARD Kenneth - BURNS FATAL TO TINY TOT FROM GILLETT Kenneth Maynard, 14 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rexford Maynard of Gillett, Pa., was burned fatally Sunday afternoon when an electric percolator overturned, spilling coffee on him. The baby was scalded over 75 percent of his body surface. Admitted to Arnot-Ogden Hospital at 5:45 Sunday afternoon, he died two hours later. The child was taken to the hospital by his parents. Submitted by Kathryn MAYNARD Nelson
MAYNARD – Richard L. Maynard, 44, of Rockingham, NC, formerly of Gillett, died Tuesday, August 8, 1989, at home. A member of the Midway Baptist Church, he was employed with the National Twist Drill Company in Maxton, NC. Surviving are his wife, Marjorie Maynard; parents, Rexford and Virginia Maynard of Gillett; daughters, Mrs. Beth Brown and Miss Kathy Maynard, both of Rockingham, NC. And Mrs. Georgia Lee of Marston, NC; sons, Dale Andrus of Milan and Ronald Maynard of Rockingham, NC; maternal grandmother, Jennie Culver of Gillett; brother, Carlton Maynard of Gillett; sister, Janice Finnerty of Antwerp, NY, Mrs. Pat Grantier of Lawrenceville and Mrs. Donna Harkness of Gillett; 4 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Friday, August 11, at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. The Rev. Donald Rockwell officiated. Burial was made in Gillett Cemetery.
Rexford L. MAYNARD, age 81, of Fassett, PA, died Sunday, January 23, 2000 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, NY. Rexford was born August 31, 1918 in Gillett, PA, the son of the late Cola and Emily Mae (Wright) Maynard. Rexford was a member of the Fassett Baptist Church in Fassett, PA. He retired from the Eclipse, Bendix, Facet in 1979 after 30 years. He was at one time a South creek Township supervisor and road foreman for 12 years. He was a member of the South Creek Police Force and Mansfield Police Force, a charter member of the South Creek Volunteer Fire Department and a driver of the South Creek Ambulance. He was an association member of the Fassett Grange and was very active in the South Creek Senior Citizens Center. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Virginia (Culver) Maynard; children, Janice (Gary) Finnerty of Gouverneur, NY; Pat (Bill) Brewer of Lawrenceville, PA; Carlton (Jackie) Maynard of Sayre, PA; and Donna (Wendell) Harkness of Gillett, A; 18 grandchildren and step-grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; brothers, Lynn (Ruth) Maynard and Lester (Bertha) Maynard, both of Gillett, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Rexford was predeceased by sons, Richard Maynard in 1989 and Kenneth Maynard in 1946 and a brother and sister, Melvin Maynard in 1945 and Pauline Wood in 1995. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on January 28 (1 pm) with the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating, accompanied by Rexford’s nephew, the Rev. Don Maynard and graveside services to be held at Gillett Cemetery. Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Rexford’s name to the Fassett Baptist Church, RR 2, Gillett, PA 16925 or a charity of one’s choice. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, January 27, 2000
William “Hank” McCANN, 89, formerly of Wellsburg, NY died Friday, August 23, 2002 at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Hank was retired from Flickinger’s in Elmira Heights, NY. He is survived by brother-I-law, Samuel (Marie) Heath of Gillett, PA; sister-in-law, Adeline Gee of Canton, PA and Bertha Taylor of Elmira, NY; several nieces and nephews. Private graveside services were to be held at Gillett Cemetery with arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home, Ellmira, NY.
McWHORTER, Sterling J., age 56, of Gillett RD 2, Pa. (Mosherville), Monday, July 23, 1973 at Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services there Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Lewis Newkirk of the Mosherville Wells Union Church officiating. Burial in Gillett Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Elsie (Leonard) McWhorter; daughter, Miss Marilyn McWhorter both at home; sons, Vernon L. McWhorter of Millertonand Gordon L. McWhorter at home: sister, Mrs. Scott Roblyer of Millerton, Pa.; brother, Vernet McWhorter of Pine City; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Mosherville Wells Union Church and had been a Mosherville farmer for most of his life.
MILLARD –CHARLOTTE MILLARD KANE, 92, formerly of Fassett, PA, died December 10, 2003 in Kernersville, following an illness. Born on February 8, 1911 the daughter of the late Arthur and Myrtle Baxter Millard. Shortly after her birth the family moved to Fassett where she attended grade school and later attended Southside High School. After graduation she married Jerome Pettingill on August 18, 1928. He died on January 20, 1969. She was an active lifetime member of the Fassett Baptist Church where she served as Church Clerk for over 30 years; was active in the Rebekah Lodge and served as District Deputy President; also belonged to the Patriarchs Militant, a branch of the Rebekah’s and was a 60-year member of the Fassett Grange. During WWII she was employed by the Norden factory, producing bomb materials. After the war she went to work at Sears Roebuck and Co. and was there for 25 years. While at Sears, she worked in the cashier’s office and later became office manager active in buying and company operations retiring in 1972. She married the late Rev. J. Sydney Kane on November 11, 1980 and he predeceased her on March 29, 1995. Surviving is her loving family, a stepson, Hugh C. Kane, “Arlie,” Fassett, PA; his daughters and son-in-law, Colleen Kane, Colette and Marvin Roberts; their son, Timothy Roberts; a stepson, Reverend J. Sydney Kane, Jr., Lansdale, PA; his son and daughter-in-law, Houghton and Nancy Kane, and their children, Heather Cobb, Alison Johnson and Judson Kane; his daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Dennis Roberts and their children, Kimberly and Jeremy Roberts; nieces, Virginia (Richard) Chapin, Kernersville, NC; and Bessie Williams, Zephyrhills, FL; great-nieces, Darla (Mike) Gullehue; Dawn (Bruce) Houseknecht and Diane Kline along with several great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Caywood Funeral Home & Gardens in Southport, NY December 16 with the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating. Burial will be at the Gillett Cemetery at the family’s convenience. Memorials may be directed to the Fassett Baptist Church, Gillett, PA in Charlotte’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
MILLER - BOUGHTON, Anita M. "Polly"
Age 76 a life long member of the Gillett, PA community, diedpeacefully on Wednesday March 4, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. Anita was predeceased by her husband Jervis "Jervie" Boughton in July of 2008. She is survived by her son, Jack (Beverly) Boughton of Gillett, PA, granddaughter; Patriece (Jason) Barnes of Elmira, NY, great grandson, Mason Barnes, brother, Darwin Miller of McDonough, GA, sister, Sally (Leon) Hall of Elmira, NY, sister in-law, Betty Miller of Elmira, NY, several nieces and nephews, also special friends Stub & June Austin of Gillett, PA, who were there when Anita needed them. Along with her husband Anita was predeceased by her brother William Miller. She was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church, Gillett, PA and taught Sunday School for several years. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Gillett Baptist Church, Route 14 South, Gillett, PA to celebrate Anita's life on Monday, March 9, 2009 at 3:00 PM. Funeral Service's honoring her life will be held there at 3:30 PM. The Reverend Allen Goss will conduct the celebration of Anita's life. Interment will be in Gillett Cemetery next to her loving husband Jervie. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorials to the Memorial Fund of the Gillett Baptist Church, C/O Gary Maynard, 53 Glen St., Gillett, PA 16925. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/6/2009
HENRY G. MONROE
Henry G. Monroe, 70, Troy RD 3, died Thursday, August 1, 1991 at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport. He was born June 28, 1921 in Granville Summit, PA, the son of Perry and Myrtle Smith Monroe. Mr. Monroe was a member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church, the Canton Moose Lodge No. 429 and the Towanda Eagles No. 1367. He was owner/operator of Hank's Garage for over 25 years. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne K. Monroe; son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Janice Monroe of Washington, PA; daughter-in-law, Patricia and Charles Hall of Granville Summit; stepdaughters, Maureen Robinson of Lynchburg, VA and Sheila Robinson of Rochester; stepson and daughter-in-law, Jody and Lynn Robinson of Rochester; seven grandsons; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Eloise Smith of Sayre and Mrs. Jack (Eleanor) McNett of Canton; a brother-in-law, Harry Shedden of Granville Summit; sister-in-law, Doris Monroe of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Albert Monroe, and sisters, Alberta Spencer and Betty Shedden. Private funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on August 5 with the Rev. Edward Thigpen officiating and burial to be in Gillett Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the West Burlington United Methodist Church of the American Cancer Society. (TGR, Thursday, August 8, 1991)
MORGAN Harmon C. "Mutt" Morgan
A long time resident of Gillett, PA community died Wednesday evening, January 5, 2011 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center where he had been a patient at the age of 87. Born on June 18, 1923 in Johnson City, son of the late Lester & Mary Bohart Morgan, Mutt married his best friend, Myrtle Brown. He was employed by Mt. Pisgah State Park, Troy, PA for many years until his retirement. Mutt was a hard worker who mastered the craft of carpentry. His interests included Snapper Lawn Mowers, Square Dancing, car rides, hunting, country fairs, lottery tickets, gambling, quiet Sunday's with his family, playing music in his family band and Willie Nelson. He is remembered for handing out blocks of wood to family and encouraging them to create a masterpiece. Civic minded, Mutt was a longtime member of the South Creek Lions Club where he was very active, having received the Melvin Jones Award. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion of 63 years, Myrtle Brown Morgan; their children, Milo & Sandy Morgan, Gerald & Donna Morgan, Max & Janet Morgan, Jane & Jerry Kennedy, Cecil & Sandra Morgan, Randy & Kim Morgan, Scott & Pam Morgan, 17 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 2 unborn great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Geraldine Rathbun (Miles Ayres), Gertrude Robinson, Marjorie (Phillip) Doud, Morris (Deanna) Morgan, Richard (Barb) Morgan, Ronnie (Linda) Morgan, many nieces, nephews, cousins and family friends. In addition to his parents, Harmon was predeceased by a brother, Harold Morgan. Family and friends will be received at the Gillett Baptist Church, Rt. 14 Gillett, PA on Saturday January 8, 2011 from 11 am to 2 p.m. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. with his friend and pastor, Reverend Allen Goss officiating. Interment will take place at the family's convenience in the Gillett Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Morgan. Star Gazette – January 7, 2011
MOORE-Mrs. Phoebe C. Gillette, wife of the Honorable J.F. Gillette, died at her home at Gillett, Pa., Monday, aged seventy-two years. She was a member of the Baptist Church at that place for the last forty years, leading the life of a Christian, blameless & without reproach, a kind & loving mother & a true friend. She leaves a husband & three daughters, Mrs. George Dunham, of Gillett, Pa.; Mrs. P.L. Pettengill, of Elmira & Mrs. C.T. Finch, of Elmira, besides four brothers, John Moore living in the west; Thomas Moore, of Fassett‘s, S.T. Brown, of Ashland & Cyrus Burke, of Fassett‘s, Emeline Reed, of Elmira.---Troy, Pa. Gazette.
NASH Ruth Sterling
97, formerly of Troy, PA died peacefully on Thursday evening, June 13, 2013 at her daughter’s home in Blossburg. Ruth Eleanor Nash was born in Elmira, NY on October 16, 1915, a daughter of Everett and Anna (Mason) Nash. She was a 1933 graduate of Mansfield High School. In addition to caring for her family and home, Ruth enjoyed working. She was employed by the Artistic Card Co in Elmira, Stauffer’s Store in Mainesburg and later was an aide at Troy Hospital for several years. She married Paul Sterling at the Gillett Baptist Church. They shared 23 years before his passing on June 11, 1992. Ruth attended the State Road Baptist Church in Mainesburg, the Gillett Baptist Church and their Breans Women’s Group. She also especially enjoyed going to the Old Covert Church on Armenia Mtn. for Mother’s Day. She was a member of the Austinville Lady Rebekahs. Family was most important in Ruth’s life. She also camped, traveled and visited all the states. She and Paul also enjoyed wintering in Dade City, Florida. Surviving are her four children; Janice (Lyle) Foster of Troy, Ken Welch of Granville Summit, Phyllis (Kirk) Smethers of Blossburg and Charles (Linda) Welch of Dade City, FL.; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; three stepchildren; Paula Mallory of Troy, Stanley (Debbie) Sterling and Steve (Sally) Sterling all of Gillett, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband Paul, she was predeceased by her sister, Evelyn Cook and an infant brother and infant sister, Everett Jr. and Lillian. Calling hours are 11 – 12 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. in Canton. The funeral will follow with Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. Burial will follow in Gillett Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mrs. Sterling’s name may be made to Covert Church, c/o RR 1 Box 368 Troy, PA 16947. Funeral Home Obituary – June 16, 2013
NERO Ruth Nero Gates Meador
78 of Cory Land Rd., Gillett, PA died peacefully Monday August 15, 2011 at her daughter's, Cindee (Jeff) Wrays home, where she was lovingly cared for after a long illness. Born on January 24, 1933, Ruth was the daughter of the late William & Mary Wood Nero. Ruth married James Gates and together they started a home for the elderly in 1970 and continued for many years. When James died Ruth worked as a waitress for Chucks Fine Foods and met her second husband, Charles "Chuck" Meador in 1973 and together they operated, Meador's Personal Care Home, Gillett, PA where they resided and cared for many residents throughout the years. After Chuck died she continued to run the home with the assistance of her daughter Cindee. She retired in 1993 and sold the business to her son Bill (Ellen) Gates. She continued to live with them until she became ill and moved in with Cindee who cared for her till her death. Ruth enjoyed collecting dolls, QVC shopping, rummage sale treasures, soap operas, and especially her family and grandchildren. Surviving is her loving family, children, Cynthia (Jeff) Wray, Gillett, PA; Bill (Ellen) Gates, Gillett, PA; stepchildren, Michael (Mary Ann) Meador; Charles "Chip:" (Shinobu) Meador; Timothy (Patty) Meador; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Laurel Hill Hospice & Home Health Aides for their care and also to Dr. Mauri and Stephanie Busch and their staff for the care they gave her through the years. Ruth was very fond of them. In honor of her wishes, there will be no public services. Ruth will be interred in Gillett Cemetery next to her husband James, at her family's convenience. Memorials may be directed to the Big Elm Fire Dept. Attn: Donna Noble, PO Box 249, Millerton, PA 16936. Star Gazette – August 17, 2011
NEWELL - George L. Newell, 74, Gillett, Pa. Dec. 8, 1947. Sons Lester, Milton, Pa., Harold, Elmira, daughter, Mrs. Thelma Oldroyd, Gillett., Sister, Mrs. Gertrude Dibble, Elmira: brother Clarence Newell, Elmira; 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Body at Soper Funeral Home and will be taken to home of Mrs. Oldroyd today. Funeral there Thursday 2 PM. Rev. Charles Root. Gillett Cemetery. Omit flowers.
NEWELL - OLDROYD, THELMA, Services for Thelma H. Oldroyd, 81, Gillett, were held Jan. 3 at the Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira, with Rev. John Valiant officiating and interment in Gillett Cemetery. Mrs. Oldroyd died Jan. 1, 1984. She was born Sept. 7, 1902, daughter of George and Elizabeth Berry Newell. She was a member of Gillett Baptist Church and the Berean Class. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Walter F. Oldroyd; two sons and daughters-in-law, George and Joyce Oldroyd and Carl and Phyllis Oldroyd, all of Gillett; two sisters-in-law, Norma Newell of Troy and Belle Congdon of Gillette; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. (TGR 05 JAN 1984)
NEWTON Hilda L. JACKSON, 73, died unexpectedly Wednesday, October 21, 1998 at her residence in Canton, PA. Born in Gillett, PA on April 10, 1925, she was the daughter of James and May (Horton) Newton. The family relocated to Daggett where she spent her youth. In later years, Hilda worked as a home caregiver for 15 years. She was an active member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Canton. Hilda is survived by her husband of 52 years, Charles w. Jackson sr. at home; sons, Charles w. (Anita) Jackson Jr. of reading, PA and James e. (Patricia) Jackson of Elmira, NY; daughters, Marjorie (Richard) Pellor of Gillett and Connie Baldwin of canton; sister Stella (Charles) Robinson of Syracuse, NY; sister-in-law, Freda Newton of Burdett, NY; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on October 23 with the Rev. Clark Acker, her pastor, officiating and interment to be in the Gillett Cemetery.
NEWTON –HILDA L. (NEWTON) JACKSON, 73, suddenly and unexpectedly was called home by her Lord, Oct. 21, 1998 while at her home in Canton. Born in Gillett on April 10, 1925, she was the daughter of James and Mary (Horton) Newton. The family relocated to Daggett where she spent her youth. She was an old-fashioned, uncomplicated farm girl who excelled at the time-honored skills associated with life on a farm, such as canning, baking, knitting and crocheting. In later years she would be known as the consummate mitten-knitting Grandma. Her baking expertise was second to none and her sugar cookies were a much sought after item among her family and friends. Mrs. Jackson was devoted to her husband Charles, with whom she raised two sons and two daughters. The past August 10 they celebrated 52 years of holy matrimony. When the children were older, she worked as a home caregiver, serving the needs of the house-bound elderly for 15 years. She loved to sing and to serve the Lord. She was an active member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Canton. Surviving in addition to her husband Charles W. Jackson Sr., at home are: Charles W. (wife Anita) Jackson Jr., Reading, PA and James E. (wife Patricia) Jackson, Elmira; daughters Marjorie (husband Richard) Pellor, Gillett and Connie Baldwin, Canton; sister, Stella (and Charles) Robinson, Syracuse; sister-in-law, Fred Newton, Burdett, NY; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Service was held Oct. 23 from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Clark Acker, her pastor, officiating. Interment was in Gillett Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
OLDROYD –BELLE V. OLDROYD CONGDON, 103, Gillett RD 2, died Monday, Dec. 26, at the Bradford County Manor. Belle was born in Wells Township, Sept. 2, 1885, the daughter of Mason and Loretta Newton Oldroyd. She was predeceased by her husband, Lynn Congdon, a retired dairyman in 1961 and her brother Walter Oldroyd in July 1988. She was a member of the Fassett Baptist Church, with over 100 years of attendance. She was also a charter member of Fassett Grange. Belle was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, whose life was a Christian example to all who knew her. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Edith B. and Hugh Kane of Gillett; grandchildren, Thomas Congdon of Pine City, N.Y.; Lynn Congdon, Colleen Kane and Collette Roberts, all of Gillett; six great-grandchildren, Barbara Valero, Tanya Decker, Shaun, Lisa and Scott Congdon and Timothy Roberts; two great-great-grandchildren, Bryce and Brandon Valero; two nephews, George and Carol Oldroyd of Gillett; cousin, Edith Smith of Pine City, N.Y. Friends are invited to call at the Oltof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, N.Y., Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 o’clock and Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. with the funeral and committal services to be held at the conclusion of calling hours Thursday afternoon, Dec. 29, 1988 at 4 o’clock. The Rev. Donald Rockwell, the Rev. J. Sydney Kane Sr. and the Rev. J. Sydney Kane Jr. will officiate. Interment will be in the Gillett Cemetery. Those wishing may make memorial gifts to the Fassett Baptist Church in Belle’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
OLDROYD Carl M. Age 80, of Gillett, PA, died on July 14, 2005 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington, PA. He was born on April 4, 1925 in Gillett, PA, the son of the late Walter and Thelma Oldroyd. Carl was a lifelong resident of Gillett, PA. He married his childhood sweetheart, Phyllis L. Oldroyd; they had celebrated 60 years of marriage on December 16, 2004. Carl and Phyllis sold their Dairy Farm in 1951 and built the Phyl-Carlo Motel in 1952, adding a restaurant in 1959. The Oldroyds converted the Motel into the Phyl-Carlo personal care boarding home in 1978. They sold their personal care home in 1991 to their youngest son, Kelly and his wife, Cindy. They then purchased the home of John Gillett, son of town founder, Asa Gillett, and started the Gillett House Bed and Breakfast. Carl was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church, a charter member of the South Creek Lions Club. A veteran of WWII, while serving in the U.S. Army Infantry, Company K, 232nd Infantry near Dittelbrum, Germany, April 1945 Carl received the Bronze Star for heroic achievements. Carl is survived by sons, Forrest M. "Woody"(Jeanne) Oldroyd of Gillett, PA, Kelly R. (Cindy) Oldroyd of Gillett, PA; brother, George Oldroyd of Gillett, PA; three grandchildren, Jason, Josh and Andrea Oldroyd; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Carl is preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis L. Oldroyd who died on December 24, 2004. A memorial service will be held at the Gillett Baptist Church, Rt. 14, Gillett, PA, on Sunday, July 17, 2005, at 2:00 p.m. with the Pastor Rae Cameron officiating. Interment will be in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, PA at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Carl's memory to the Gillett Baptist Church Youth Group, RR 4 Box 9, Gillett, PA 16925. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA 16947.
OLDROYD George E. Oldroyd, 86, a lifelong resident of Gillett, Pa., died on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010. He is survived by sons; Dennis (Nancy) Oldroyd, Charles (Lori) Oldroyd, and Scott (Marla) Oldroyd; grandchildren; Charles (Amy) Oldroyd Jr., Jared( Laura) Oldroyd, Jess (Lisa) Oldroyd, Jennifer (Scott Hamilton) Oldroyd, Lindsay (Alan Miniaci) Oldroyd, Brent Phillips, Robert, Marcus and Matthew Oldroyd; great-grandchildren: Lauren Oldroyd and Jess Michael Oldroyd and a host of family and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Joyce Strong Oldroyd; brother Carl Oldroyd; and sisters-in-law Phyllis Oldroyd and Elizabeth Scheufele. George was the owner/operator of Oldroyd & Son truckstop in Gillett, Pa. He also worked and retired from ACI Supply in Elmira N.Y. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No, 306, Troy, Pa.; The Valley of Williamsport Consistory; Cashmere Grotto Elmira, N.Y.; and the Fassett Baptist Church. Family and friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday Feb. 9, 2010 at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira/Southport with a Masonic Service there at 4 p.m. Tuesday. the funeral and committal services will immediately follow the Masonic Service. The Reverend Donald Rockwell will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Fassett Baptist Church. Februaary 08, 2010, Towanda Daily Review. Note: George was the son of Walter and Thelma Oldroyd.
WALTER F. OLDROYD, 91, of Gillett died Wednesday, July 13, 1988 at the Troy Community Hospital. He was born June 13, 1897 in Gillett, the son of Mason and Loretta Newton Oldroyd. He was a member of Gillett Baptist Church, the South Creek Lions Club, the Fassett Grange and the Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 306 F and AM. He retired from Swift Lubricator in Elmira in 1962. He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law: George and Joyce Oldroyd of Gillett and Carl and Phyllis Oldroyd of Gillett; grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Forrest and Jeanne Oldroyd, Kelly and Cindy Oldroyd, Dennis and Nancy Oldroyd and Charles and Lori Oldroyd; grandson, Scott Oldroyd; great-granddaughters; Andrea, Jennifer and Lindsey Oldroyd; great-grandsons; Jason, Joshua, Charles, Jared and Jess Oldroyd; sister, Belle Congdon of Gillett; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Thelma Newell Oldroyd on Jan. 1, 1984. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy Thursday from 6-9 p.m. The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Vickery funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Root officiating. Burial will be in Gillett Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the South Creek Ambulance Association. Memorials may be directed to the South Creek Ambulance Association. Members of the Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 306 F. and AM will hold a memorial service for their late brother, Walter F. Oldroyd, Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at the Vickery funeral Home in Troy. –Towanda Daily Review.
OSGOOD Edward "Ozzie"
On Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, Edward Michael "Ozzie" Osgood, 55, of Gillett, Pa. began taking his walks in Heaven with his Savior Jesus Christ. He was the loving husband of Anita (Morgan) Osgood. The couple married July 16, 1977 and had 34 happy years together. Family and friends are welcome to call from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 at the Gillett Baptist Church, 33275 Rt. 14 Gillett, Pa. The funeral service to honor Ozzie's life will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the church with his pastor, Rev. Allen Goss, officiating. Burial will follow the service in Gillett Cemetery. Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 W. Main St., Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with funeral arrangements. Ozzie was born on Dec. 8, 1955 in Elmira, N.Y., son of the late David F. and Mary (Rutzke) Osgood. He was a machine operator for FM Howell in Elmira, N.Y. and attended the Gillett Baptist Church. Ozzie was well known in Gillett for the walks he took and him being an avid Baltimore Orioles fan. He also loved music, jukeboxes, and dancing; and was locally famous for his Frankenstein monster mash dance he did around Halloween. Ozzie is survived by his wife Anita, his sons: Jay (Teresa) White of Athens, Pa., Morgan (Sherry) White of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Bruce Jon (Colleen) Kelley of Austinville, Pa. and Ozzie Paul (Angie) Osgood of Gillett, Pa., his 21 grandchildren, his great granddaughter, his sister, Diane Harshberger, and his godson, Charlie (Katie) Harshberger. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Ozzie's memory to the Gillett Baptist Church, PO Box 2, 33241 Rt. 14, Gillett, PA 16925 Towanda Daily Review – October 12, 2011
Oliver H. "Pete" Owens
OWENS, Oliver H. 'Pete'
Formerly of Gillett, PA and Elmira Heights, NY
Was born August 15, 1926 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late William Arthur and Frances (Scott) Owens, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, May 6, 2007, peacefully at the Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY, at age of 80. Pete, as many affectionately knew him, was predeceased by his first wife, Cora Mae Austin, his second wife, Irene Whitemore, and sister, Alma Cody. He is survived by his loving children: loving and best buddy, son and daughter-in-law, William E. and Cathy Owens of Elmira Heights, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Deonne and Richard Schwartz of Wellsley, MA; stepdaughters, Diane Gobrick and Darlene Austin; granddaughters, Stephanie Owens, Crystal (Mike) Marley; grandson, J.D. Schwartz; along with three nieces, many step grandsons, step granddaughters and great-grandchildren. Pete was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and proudly served his country during WWII. He was a member of the American Legion Bentley - Trumble Post # 442 and the Moose Club Lodge # 1476, both in Horseheads, the Fassett Grange and the Gillett Baptist Church. His employment included: Thatcher Glass, Hardinge Brothers, Sodius Point Shipyard, Howard Express, Pennsylvania Railroad, and a mechanic at Elm Chevrolet. He owned the following businesses: Owens Gas Station, Owens Rancho, and several rental properties. Pete was an accomplished musician playing the guitar, piano, harmonica, and the bass guitar. He loved playing music especially with his son. He also enjoyed woodworking and writing poetry. A gathering of family and friends will take place to honor Pete's life on Wednesday, May 9, 2007, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904. The Reverend's Edward Crandall and Gary Mammerello will celebrate, a Memorial Service following the visitation at 5:00 PM. Interment will take place in the Gillett Cemetery on Thursday, May 10, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Owens full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Elmira Weslyan Church, 1100 South Main Street, Elmira, NY 14904
Eli Cordon PARSONS, son of Allen Parsons, was born in Columbia twp., November 13th, 1834, and died in Gilletts April 13th, 1901, aged 66 years and five months. He was married to Miss Olive Amanda Bullock August 10th, 1854. Four children were born to them, a daughter that died before she was three years old, and three sons, Ira A., Amos W. and Barton C., who lives in Vancouver. He enlisted in the Union Army August 29, 1862, and was discharged April 10, 1863. At the time of his death he was Chaplain of the G.A.R. Post at Gilletts. When a young man he united with the Church of Christ at East Smithfield, and continued it its fellowship till death. His last marriage was to Miss Anna Katherine Forest, of Baltimore, Md., December 19th, 1900. The funeral services were held in the Baptist church at Gilletts and were conducted by the pastor of the church, Rev. Mr. Wadsworth, assisted by Rev. J. H. Gordinier of Troy, and the Grand Army Post. The large company present showed their respect for the deceased and their sympathy for the family. TGR 1901
PATTERSON - ETHEL P. HOLCOMB
Mrs. Ethel P. Holcomb, 87, of Gillett, RR 1, died Tuesday, November 12, 1991 at the Troy Community Hospital. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Donald Holcomb; daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Norman Harkness of Gillett; son-in-law, Richard M. Hall of Gillett; five grandchildren, Donald and Betty Lou Harkness of Gillett, Gregory and Diane Harkness of Sarasota, FL, Matthew and Lynda Harkness of Gillett, Larry and Bonnie Hall of Elmira, Catherine and Tim Greenough of Columbia Cross Roads; 11 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Dorna Patterson of Butler, PA; several nieces and nephews. Ethel was predeceased by her daughter, Joyce Hall, in 1989. She was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church and its Berean Class and was a member of the Troy-Canton Chapter No. 71 O.E.S. Funeral and committal services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira November 16 with the Rev. George Herrick and the Rev. Charles Root officiating and interment to be in Gillett Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Gillett Baptist Church or to the South Creek Ambulance Association. (TGR, Thursday, November 21, 1991)
PATTERSON –ETHEL P. HOLCOMB, 87, Gillett RD 1, died Nov. 12, 1991, at the Troy Community Hospital. She was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church and its Berean Class and was a member of the Troy-Canton Chapter No. 71 OES. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Donald Holcomb; daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Norman Harkness, son-in-law, Richard M. Hall, all of Gillett; five grandchildren, Donald and Betty Lou Harkness, Gillett, Gregory and Diane Harkness, Sarasota, FL, Matthew and Lynda Harkness, Gillett, Larry and Bonnie Hall, Elmira, Catherine and Tim Greenough, Columbia Cross Roads; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother an sister-in-law, Gerald and Dorna Patterson, Butler, PA; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Joyce Hall, on Sept. 23, 1989. The funeral and committal services were held Nov. 16, with the Rev. George Herrick and Rev. Charles Root, officiating. Interment was in Gillett Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Gillett Baptist Church or to the South Creek Ambulance Association. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
PAULO –LOIS (HILLYARD) DEERY, 69, Knoxville, PA, died November 17, 2003 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. Born on August 23, 1934 in Canton, PA, she was a daughter of the late Sylvester and Lois Mayes) Paulo. She grew in the Elmira area and attended Elmira Free Academy High School. Lois and H. Martin Deery were married on October 4, 1963 in Rising Fawn, GA. Together they have shared 40 wonderful years and raised three children. Her love for her family and faith in the Lord guided her throughout life. Mrs. Deery was an active member of the Gillett Baptist Church where she served as a deaconess youth leader for junior church, choir director and Sunday school teacher. She was a kind, loving mother and wife. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting and quilting. Mrs. Deery was a member of the Three Rivers Quilting Club. The Home Bureau Group and several volunteer organizations. Surviving are her loving husband, Marty at home; children, Christine Shepardson, Dundee, NY; Philip Deery, Savannah, GA, James Deery, Houston, TX; six grandchildren; Jason Linsey, Michael and Kelley Shepardson, all of Dundee, Philip and Taylor McCall Deery, both of Savannah, GA; a sister and two brothers; Diana VanNoy, Troy, PA; Harry Hillyard, Eulaula, OK; Rev. Donald Hillyard, Garden City, NY; several nieces, nephews and many dear friends. A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 22 at the Gillett Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jon Johnson officiating. A private burial will be held in Gillett Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Pepper funeral Home, Canton, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
PELLOR –LEONE PELLOR CONGDON, 69, of Mansfield, Pa., formerly of Fassett, Pa., died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1993, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was born April 20, 1906, in Elmira, N.Y., daughter of Delos and Edna Patterson Pellor. She was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church, where she was active in the Brean Class of the church. She was a member of Fassett Grange both on the state and national level. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. Congdon was a graduate of Mansfield Normal School in 1926. She was formerly employed at the Iszard Company and the Gorton Coy Company in Elmira. She was predeceased by her husband, E. Fayette Congdon, in February of 1990. They were married for 62 years and were longtime farmers in the Fassett-Gillett area. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Stanley Mokrzynski of Blossburg, Pa.; sons and daughters-in-law, Karl and Shirley Congdon of Mansfield and Lester and Darlene Congdon of Millerton; a daughter-in-law, Betty Congdon of Gillett; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Glenn and Roberta Pellor of Olean, N.Y.; sister and brother-in-law, Pearl and Joseph Reynolds of Pine City, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Robert Congdon, in 1973 and was also predeceased by a sister, Irene. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, troy, on Friday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. George Herrick, the Rev. Donald D. Rockwell and the Rev. Benjamin E. Nevin will officiate. Burial will be in the Gillett Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the charity of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review.
RICHARD DONALD “HILLBILLY DICK” PELLOR - On the evening of Sunday, April 27, 2008, Richard Donald Pellor of Gillett diedunexpectedly at his home. He was 70 years of age. Born in Elmira on February 13, 1938, he was the son of Francis D. and Beatrice (Ameigh) Pellor. Throughout most of Dick's working life he was a construction worker and was a 40 year member of Laborer's Local #1358 in Elmira. But in his heart Dick was a farmer in the horse-drawn tradition, and was a member of the Fassett Grange. He was married to the former Marjorie Jackson, and together they raised four children and shared 46 years. Dick was a devoted family man, and made it a point to include them in his various interests. He was a member of the Endless Mountains Horse Club, the Tioga County Early Days, both the Chemung Valley and East Smithfield Old Timers and the Gillett Old Time Hay Making Days. If it had to do with draft horses, chances are you'd find Dick there. Usually, he was the unofficial babysitter at these events, as he would give the children free rides on his wagon, always making sure no little ones were left out. His generosity with his Belgians, Ned and Barney, was not just limited to children, as he often took them over to Bradford County Manor to entertain the residents. He also offered free rides at the Montour Falls Muscular Dystrophy fund raisers in the hope that he would attract more people to the event. Dick wore his "Hillbilly" nickname proudly, and could often be seen dressed in his characteristic bib overalls and Hatfield & McCoy-style hat. Dick and Marjorie, along with their grandchildren, were a familiar sight at area square dances, especially when the McNett Country Band was playing. Dick was also a man of faith, and was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church. Now the Lord in whom he trusted has received Dick's soul into His care. Dick is survived by his wife, Marjorie at home; children, Anna Pellor, Richard Pellor, Jr., Corey (and Joanna) Pellor, all of Gillett, Robin Pellor and William Hawk of Horseheads, N.Y.; grandchildren Ami Chambers of Elmira, Wesley Richard Pellor, Justin "Bucky" Beach, John Beach Reighanna Pellor, all of Gillett, Jorden Smith and Jacob Smith, both of Millerton, Brandi Hawk, Brittany Hawk and Bradley Hawk, all of Elmira; sister, Diana (and James) Meehan of Horseheads, special friends Ned and Barney, his Belgians, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Beatrice and sister Roberta Smith. Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 Wednesday, April 30, at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center Street, Canton, Pa. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 1, with Revs. Allen Goss and Charles Root officiating. Interment will be in Gillett Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review 4/29/2008
PELLOR Richard D., "Hillbilly Dick", On the evening of Sunday, April 27th, 2008, Richard Donald Pellor of Gillette died unexpectedly at his home. He was 70. Viewing will be Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m. at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, PA. Services, Thursday at 1 p.m. Interment in Gillett Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/29/2008.
PETTINGILL - Mrs. Daisy D. Seymour, age 64, of 320 Soper St., Sunday Oct. 16, 1966. Friends may call at the Olthof Funeral Home Monday 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Elder Gary Gustin of the first Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiating. Gillett Cemetery. Survived by daughters, Mrs. James Andrus of Ogden, Utah, Mrs. Melvin Sprague of Elmira, Mrs. Gladys Hugg of Elmira RD, Mrs. Robert Ripley of Pine City, Mrs. Daisy Mae Hollenback of Elmira; sons, Russel W. Seymour of Ulster, Pa., Ermal E. and Norman R. Seymour both of Elmira, Jack Seymour of Valois; sisters, Mrs. Carrie Peters of Tampa, Fla., Mrs. Howard Darrow of Troy, Pa.; brother Dewey Pettingill of Nelson, Pa.; 29 grandchildren.
PETTY, EDSALL S., Edsall S. Petty, 68, of Gillett, PA died November 11, 1986. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Robert (Sharon) Tuning of Gillett, PA; grandchildren, Shane, Lisa, Jamie and Stephen; also several nieces and nephews. Mr. Petty was a former employee of Remington Rand Corp., in Elmira, NY. Funeral services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY on November 13 with Rev. Charles Root officiating and interment to be in Gillett Cemetery at the convenience of the family. (TGR Nov. 20, 1986)
PETTY - STERLING, JOSEPHINE P., Josephine P. Sterling, 71, of Gillett RD1, died October 20, 1986. Born May 10, 1915 in Gillett, she was a member of the Coryland Presbyterian Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Arthur C. Sterling; sons and daughters-in-law, Eugene and Virginia Sterling of DeSoto, KS; Curtis and Joie Sterling of RD1, Gillett, Lee and Aloma Sterling of Fairborn, OH; daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Jeannie) Connely of Oviedo, FL; 23 grandchildren; brother, Edsal Petty of Wellsburg, NY; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held October 24,(3 p.m.) at Gillett Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Root officiating and burial to be in Gillett Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. (TGR Oct. 23, 1986)
DAN C. PITT SR., 89 of Plainview, Texas, formerly of Elmira, Wednesday, March 31, 1954. Survived by son, Dan C. Pitt Jr. of Plainview. The body will arrive in Elmira Saturday and will be removed to the Smith & Fudge Funeral Home where friends may call Saturday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Committal service Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Gillett (Pa.) Cemetery, the Rev. C. Wellington Hardy. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/1/1954
PITT, Kathryn - AIRD – Mrs. D.H. AIRD of Gillett, who had been ill for sometime died yesterday morning at 8 o’clock, aged 47 years. She is survived by her husband, Prof. D. H. Aird and two sons by a former marriage—Harold FURMAN of Gillett, and Avin P. FURMAN of Snedekers. The funeral will be held at the home at 2:30 Saturday afternoon, burial at Gillett. (SEE OBITUARY FRI. MAY 3
AIRD – Kathryn Pitt was born in Wells, Pa., June 22, 1865, and passed to the great beyond from Gillett, Pa., May 22, 1913, at the age of forty-eight years. She was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. PITT and her whole life was spent in this immediate vicinity. In 1883 she was married to Geo. B. FURMAN. Four children came to bless this union, two of whom died in infancy. Jan. 24, 1894, Mr. Furman died, leaving her the entire care of two little boys. July 14, 1895, she was united in marriage to Prof. D. H. AIRD who survives her together with her aged mother, Mrs. W. S. PITT and Harold G. FURMAN, her youngest son, all living together in Gillett, and an older married son, Alvin FURMAN, who resides at Snedeker. She was a member of the Baptist church of Gillett, where she taught a Sunday School class for many years, organized a Sunshine Circle and did much other active Christian work. In her going out the home, the church and community have sustained a great loss. TGR 1913
QUEAL, Edna (SRGP 19253)- CONGDON, Mrs. Bert Mrs. Bert Congdon of Fassett, PA, died in this city Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, aged thirty-eight years. She is survived by her husband and four children, Bernice, Edgar, Marie and Pauline, all at home. The funeral will be held at the family home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Seymour Barrett of Tioga, PA., will officiate. Burial in Gillett, PA., cemetery.
QUEAL Jennie M. CULVER, 91, formerly of Gillett, Pa, died Monday, December 11, 2000 at Bradford County manor. Jennie was born August 29, 1909 to Robert and Edna Gates Queal. She retired from Rosenbaum’s at Arnot Mall, Jennie was a member of the Fassett Baptist Church where she held various offices. Jeannie is survived by daughters, Virginia Maynard of Gillett, PA, Aelicia (David) Byork of Wolcott, NY; daughters-in-law, Carmela Culver of Gillett, PA, Jackie Davis of Honesdale, PA; sister, Marion Walker of Bakercrest, Millerton, PA; 16 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren and 36 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Ulysses F. Culver; sons, Ulysses R., Arthur H. and Arnis Culver; sons-in-law, Rex Maynard; brother, James Queal; grandchildren, Richard and Kenneth Maynard and Fred Tongue Jr.; great-grandchildren, Gina Malchoff and Kathy Chapman; great=great-grandchildren, Kayla Ameigh and Matthew Hammond. Funeral services were held December 16 at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY with the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating and interment at the convenience of the family in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, PA. Memorial donations may be directed to the Fassett Baptist Church, RR 2, Gillett, PA 16925 in Jennie’s name. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, December 21, 2000
James D. QUEAL, 89, of Gillett, PA died on Sunday, February 23, 1997
at the troy Hospital, Troy, PA. Survived by foster son, Ralph (Betty)
Wintermute of Fredericksburg, VA; sisters, Jennie Culver of Troy, PA, Marian
walker of Millerton, PA; nieces, Aelicia (Dave) Byork of Wolcott, NY; Virginia
(Rex) Maynard of Gillett, PA; nephew, Carson (Sue) Case of Florida; best
friend, Alice Settles of Avon, NY. Jim was a lifelong dairy farmer in the
Gillett area. He loved animals. He was predeceased byhis loved wife
Myrtie Queal in 1983. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral
Home, Inc., Elmira, NY of Wednesday, February 26,. Graveside committal
prayers were offered following burial at the Gillett Cemetery. The Rev.
Donald Rockwell officiated. Pall bearers were provided by the Olthof
Funeral Home. Those wishing may make memorials in Jim’s name to the south
Creek Volunteer ambulance, c/o June Vandimark.
“Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, March 6, 1997
RICHMOND, MRS. SARAH E. KELTS (SRGP 7014)
Mrs. Sarah E. Richmond, 78, died Wednesday at 9:15 at the home of her son, Clyde Richmond, Friendship. N.Y. She is survived by another son, Lee of Gillett, Pa., a daughter, Mrs. Alberta Brewer, Wellsburg; and five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Gillett Church and burial will be in the Gillett Cemetery. The Rev. Sidney Kane will officiate.
Charles B. ROBERTS, 61, of Gillett, Pa. died Wednesday, May 4, 1938. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Delia May Roberts; three children, Ralph and Grace at home and Mrs. Hazel Lewis of Gillett; a brother, Bert Roberts of Horseheads; a sister, Mrs. Harry Courtright of Elmira; two grandchildren. The body has been removed to the Soper & Mosher funeral home at Troy, where friends may call, until Friday at 10 a.m. when the body will be taken to the family home. Funeral service at 2 p.m. at the family home and at 2:30 p.m. in the Gillett Church. The Rev. Owen Barrett will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Allen Douglas. Burial in the Gillett Cemetery.
DEATH OF C. B. ROGERS - Charles B. Rogers died Friday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Rogers, Webb Mills, aged nineteen years. The funeral, which will be private, will be held from the house this morning at 10 o’clock, and the remains will be taken to Gillett, Pa., for interment. (handwritten on article Jan 19 1900)
Millard Andrew Remington Rand Retiree Age 79 of Millerton, PA. Went home to be with his Lord Monday, October 1, 2001 at the Ira Davenport Hospital Bath, NY. He was born August 29, 1922 in Gillett, PA the son of the late Stephen Andrew and Ella Mae (Millard) Rought. Millard married Eloise Goodwin on April 5, 1947 in Wyalusing, PA. Together they celebrated 47 wonderful years of marriage before her death in 1994. He is survived by his beloved family, daughter and son-in-law, Rose Maree and Keith L. Clark of Campbell, NY; son, Roger Rought of Elmira. NY; grandson, James S. Clark of Campbell, NY; granddaughter, Linda Howell and family of Gillett, PA; brother and sister-in-law, Clifton and Ann Rought of Florida; sisters, Bessie Williams of Florida; Virginia (Richard) Chapin of Kernersville, NC; very close aunt, Charolette Kane also of NC; along with 3 great grandchildren, several cousins, nieces, nephews, and many close friends. Millard attended the Gillett Baptist Church for many years. He was a Veteran of the US Army serving his country from 1942 to 1949. He was very proud to serve his country as was his father, Stephen, who received the Medal of Honor on December 1, 1864 during the Civil War. Mr. Rought retired from Remington Rand after 25 years of faithful and dedicated service. National Homes and Trayer Products employed him for a time. His favorite pastime was fishing and all the stories that went along with it. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Friday, October 5, 2001 from 9 to 11 AM. Funeral Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours (11 AM). The Reverend Sandi Foster will officiate. Interment will follow in the Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, PA where full Military Honors will be accorded for Mr. Rought. Memorial Donations may be directed to the Gillett Baptist Church Memorial Fund Route #14, Gillett, PA 16925.
Millard Andrew ROUGHT, age 79, Millerton, PA, died Monday, October 1, 2001 at the Ira Davenport Hospital, Bath, NY. He was born August 29, 1922 in Gillett, PA, the son of the late Stephen Andrew and Ella Mae (Millard) Rought. Mr. Rought was a US Army Veteran serving from 1942-1949. He retired from Remington Rand after 25 years of service. He attended Gillett Baptist Church for many years. He is survived by his family, daughter and son-in-law, Rose Maree and Keith L. Clark of Campbell, NY; son, Roger Rought of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, James S. Clark of Campbell, NY and Linda Howell and family of Gillett; sisters, Bessie Williams of Florida and Virginia (Richard) Chapin of Kernersville, NC; three great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; many close friends. He was predeceased by his wife of 47 years, the former Eloise Goodwin, in 1994. Funeral services were held October 5 at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY with the Rev. Sandi Foster officiating and interment following in Gillett Cemetery with full military honors. Donations may be directed to the Gillett Baptist Church Memorial Fund, Route 14, Gillett, PA 16925. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, October 11, 2001
Roger ROUGHT, 54, of Elmira, NY died August 21, 2002. He is survived by sister, Rose Maree (Keith) Clark; nieces and nephews; daughters, Becky Tasker and Mary Ann Rought; several grandchildren. Funeral services were held August 25 at the Riverside Methodist Church in Elmira, NY with Pastor Donald Hoff and Pastor Sandra Foster officiating. Interment was to be in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, PA.
STEVEN A. ROUGHT age 79 of Halstead, Penna. formerly of Gillett, Penna., Tuesday, December 15, 1970 at the Batavia Veterans Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Keister Funeral Home, 1138 Broadway, Elmira Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Luther Parker. Burial in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, Penna. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/17/1970
ROY Clifford W., Sr. Of Elmira, NY Age 72, of Spaulding Street, died very unexpectedly on Thursday, December 15, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital on the fifth anniversary to the day of his wife's death. Clifford was born March 7, 1933 in Gillett, PA, the son of Maurice and Shirley (Gates) Roy. He married M. Arlene Thomas, December 22, 1956. Prior to her death, December 15, 2000, they had celebrated 44 wonderful years of life and love together. He was also preceded in death by his dearly missed and loved daughter, Valerie Roy; father, Maurice; mother, Shirley; stepfather, William 'Bill' McBennett; sister, Lorraine Wintermute. His survivors include his loving children and their spouses, Sheilia 'CeCe' and Allen Silvernail of Elmira, NY, Rene and Mike Butler of Elmira, NY, Clifford W. and Beth Roy Jr. of Mosherville, PA; sister, Anna (Harold) Pautz of Millerton, PA; brother, Ralphford (Barb) Roy of Gillett, PA; along with several priceless and loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Clifford was a veteran of the US Army and proudly served his country from 1953 to 1955. He retired from Kennedy Valve after 30+ years of dedicated service as a machinist. He enjoyed purchasing and playing 'scratch off' tickets in his free time. His favorite hobby of all was being a loving father and grandfather. He will be deeply missed by everyone. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Sunday, December 18, 2005, from 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral Services honoring his life will be held there following the visitation. (4:00 p.m.) Reverend Dr. Robert Rundall will celebrate Clifford's services. Interment will take place at the convenience of his family in the Gillett Cemetery where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Roy full Military Honors.
GEORGE L. ROY, 55, died unexpectedly at his home here at 6:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1935. Survivors include his widow Mrs. Myrtle Fuller
Roy; one son, Leman Roy, Gillett; six grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Harry
Runge, Elmira and Mrs. Seth McMullen, Oregon. The funeral will be held at
2 p.m. Friday at the residence, the Rev. Owen Barrett of the Blossburg M.E.
Church officiating. Burial will be made in the Gillett Cemetery.
–Elmira Star-Gazette 9/25/1935