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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Gillett Cemetery, South Creek Township, Bradford County, PA
Obituaries

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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by Joyce M. Tice

Upper Gillett Cemetery Listing 1970s
Lower Gillet Cemetery Listing 1970s

 

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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) 


SAUNDERS LINDA M KENDALL
Linda M. (Saunders) Age 57, of Gillett, PA, died May 8, 2006 in Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. She is the loving wife of David L. Kendall. The couple was married on August 19, 1967 and had 38 wonderful years together. Family and friends are welcome to call at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA, on Wednesday night, May 10, 2006, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and 12:00-1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 12th. The funeral service will be held after the viewing on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. Garry Zuber of East Troy Baptist Church in East Troy, PA. Interment will follow the service in Gillett Cemetery. Linda was born on July 7, 1948 in Troy, PA. She was the daughter of Elizabeth (Dalton) Saunders of Gillett and the late LaRue E. Saunders. Linda was a 1966 graduate of Troy High School and worked after as a legal secretary in several law offices in the Troy area. More importantly, Linda was a loving daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother. Linda loved her family more than anything. They include her mother; husband, David, sons, Steven M. (Stephanie) Kendall and Brett D. (Sarah) Kendall, both of Gillett; her grandchildren, Cody, Justin, Kayla and Hunter. She is also survived by her brother, David (Barbara) Saunders; and sister, Shirley (Jim) Call, both also of Gillett; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Besides her father, Linda was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Saunders; and sister, Bette Kennedy. Linda loved flowers. Anyone wishing to do so may send them to the Vickery Funeral Home, Inc. in care of the Kendall family.

WILLIAM H. SAWDY - William H. Sawdy died at the family home on South Creek road, Monday morning after a prolonged illness, aged sixty-six years. He is survived by his widow, two sons, Harry Sawdy, of Corning, and Harold at home, two daughters, Mrs. Earl Congdon, Mrs. J. M. Bromley, of Gillett, Pa.; Bessie at home; three brothers, George, of Horseheads, Asa, of Kansas City, Mo.; and Fred of Gillett, Pa.; one sister Mrs. N. Chancey of St. Louis.Mo., and three grandchildren. The funeral will be held at the home, Thursday at 2 p.m. the Rev. William A. Grover to officiate. Burial in Gillett

SCRIVEN - WILCOX, Elsie M.
During the early morning hours of Saturday, July 11th, 2009, well-known Canton resident, Elsie M. (Scriven) Wilcox died quietly at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in Towanda. She was 82 years of age. Born October 17th, 1926 in Elmira Heights, NY, she was the daughter of Harrison and Marion (Seymour) Scriven. Elsie joined the Community of Faith as a young girl, and was baptized at the Wellsburg Baptist Church. Throughout her life she drew strength from her relationship with the Lord. In the years following World War II, Elsie met a returning serviceman named Martin H. Wilcox, and they were wed on June 6th, 1947. They settled in Fassett and raised two daughters. For thirteen years Elsie was employed as a nutrition aid with the Bradford County Extension office in Towanda, teaching homemakers how to stretch their food budgets without compromising nutritional value. Later, the Wilcoxes moved to Florida, residing there for thirteen years, after which they returned to Bradford County. In 1990 Elsie and Martin moved to McCallum Manor in Canton, where they were regular attendees at the Church of Christ (Disciples). They shared a total of fifty-eight years together until Martin's passing in 2005. Elsie built her life around her beloved family and friends. She was one of those unique individuals who could light up a room with her smile. With an encouraging word for everyone, she faced life's trials undaunted and helped others to do the same. Elsie is survived by her daughter, Cynthia (Richard) Dean of Columbia Cross Roads; stepdaughter, Patricia Handley of Buffalo, NY; grandson, Martin H. Dean; and granddaughter, Kathryn Dean of Columbia Cross Roads; step granddaughter, Joan; and step great-grandson, Nathaniel; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, Martin; she was preceded in death by her brothers, Edward, Harry and David Scriven; and sisters, Norma Hunsinger and Sharon Palmer. Visitation will be Wednesday, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton. Service will follow at 1:30 with Pastor Richard Pratt officiating. Interment will be in Gillett Cemetery.   AVERTPublished in the Star-Gazette on 7/14/2009

SEAFUSE--Solomon Seafuse, aged ninety-two years, died Saturday at the home of his son Aaron at Wellsburg. The funeral was held Monday at 11 a.m. at the house; burial at Gillett. Deceased was the grandfather of Dr. S. M. Seafuse, of Pine City.

SEELEY Betty J.
Age 81, of Gillett, PA, died surrounded by family and friends on Wednesday, September 19, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Betty was a silk screener for over 39 years at Corning, Inc. and retired in 1985. Family and friends are welcome to call from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2007, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. The funeral service to honor Betty's life will be held after the viewing at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday with Rev. Charles Root. Burial will follow the service in Gillett Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/21/2007

SEELEY - Betty J. Seeley, 81, of Gillett, PA, died surrounded by family and friends on Wednesday, September 19, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Family and friends were welcome to call from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2007, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. The funeral service to honor Betty’s life was held after the viewing at 2 p.m. on Saturday with Rev. Charles Root. Burial will follow the service in Gillett Cemetery. Betty was born on November 13, 1925, in  Canton Township, Bradford County, PA. She was the daughter of the late Clyde H. and Marjorie [Fitzwater] Seeley. Betty was a 1944 graduate of Troy High School. She was a silk screener for over 38 years at Corning, Inc. and retired in 1985. Betty was Protestant by faith. Betty is survived by her dearest friend, Frederica A. Barrett of Gillett, PA, and Frederica’s family, which included her daughter and son-in-law, Jolene and Sam Heath of Laceyville, PA, her grandchildren: Tim and Harriet Heat with children Samantha, Heather, and Jimmy Heath, all of Mt. Bethel, PA, Terri Heath and daughter, Tiffany shaver of Johnson City, NY, and Trina Heath and companion, Dan Romanick of Elmira, NY. Betty is also survived by her sister, Melissa [Ralph] Coppola of Elmira, NY, her brother, Clyde [Peggy] Seeley of Canton, PA, her brother, Jim Seeley of Churchville, VA, her sister, Veronica Seeley Newell of Wellsburg, NY, her brother, Wendell Seeley of Gillett, PA, her sister, Donna Seeley of Gillett, PA, her brother-in-law, Bud [Marilyn] Smouther of Casar, NC, 60 nieces and nephews spanning four generations, and many cousins. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Mildred Seeley; her brother, Dalton Seeley; her sister, Evelyn Anderson, Madeline Maynard, and Winnifred Smouther; her sister-in-law, Loanne Seeley; her niece, Marjorie Guytine; and nephew, Steve Smouther. - Troy Gazette-Register, 27 Sept 2007

SELLECK – Mrs. Rubie I. Petty, age 84, of Gillett RD 2, died Wednesday, June 12, 1968. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral there Saturday at 2 PM, the Rev. Charles Root. Gillett Cemetery. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Josephine) Sterling of Elmira; son, Edsael of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Ella Barrows of Jersey Shore, PA; brothers, Dr. Ezra B. Selleck of Coudersport, Herman Selleck of Granville Summit; 12 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren. Mrs. Petty was a member of Gillett Baptist Church; Gillett Grange; she taught school in the Troy area for 20 years.

 

SEYMOUR Emily June Seymour Craig

Gillett, PA: Longtime resident of Gillett, PA and presently of Horseheads died on Saturday morning, June 11, 2011 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following an illness at the age of 87. Born on June 2, 1924 in Elmira; Emily was the daughter of the late, Frederick & Julia Mills Seymour. She was married to Glenn L. Craig on August 28, 1941 and he predeceased her on June 18, 1991. A homemaker, her pride and joy was providing a loving home for her family. She was an active member of the Gillett Baptist Church involved in many activities including the Bereans. Surviving are her loving children, Glenn A. (Gail) Craig, Melbourne, FL; Ronald (Becky) Craig, Troy, PA; Linda (Dale) McClelland, Gillett, PA; Carolyn Craig, Troy, PA; Darla (Neil) Moore, Horseheads; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great granddaughter, nieces, nephews and step-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Emily was the last sibling of four sisters. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Elmira on Thursday, June 16, 2011 between the hours of 11 am – 1 pm. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 1 pm. Graveside services will follow in Gillett Cemetery.  Star Gazette – June 12, 2011

 

ARTHUR VICTOR SHADDUCK JR., 79 of Gillett RD 1 died September 28, 1989 at Troy Community hospital.  Born October 12, 1909 in New Brighton, PA he was the son of Arthur V. and Myra Brown Shadduck Sr.  He was an electrical designer with the NCR Corporation in Dayton, OH and served with the US Coast Guard in World War II from July 1942 to September 1945.  He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Dorothy Getter Shadduck; son, Robert Arthur Shadduck of Gillett RD 1; sister, Mrs. Nellie Brown of Owego, NY; several nieces and nephews.  Arrangements are by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.  –Troy Gazette Register (Buried in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, PA)

SHEDDEN Richard M. Sr. "Square Deal" "Dick"
Age 70, of Fassett, PA, died December 11th, 2007 at home, surrounded by his loving family. Dick was the son of the late Pete and Merle Jenkins Shedden. He was survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Joan Miller Shedden; son and daughter-in-law, Richard M. (Lori) Shedden Jr. of Fassett, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Christine R.M. (Darryl) Maynard of Fassett, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey D. (Lisa) Shedden of Fassett, PA; seven grandchildren, Casey, Katie, Kia, Jenny, Ashley, Cassie, and Blake; nephews, Duane (Helen K.) Shedden of Fassett, PA, Ronald (Barbara) Shedden of Elmira; niece, Sandy (Glenn) Smith of CT; beloved friends, Carolyn Mickley and family, Clair and Helen, Celeste and Cary Carson, and Darryl Mickley; and numerous other loving and caring friends that he cherished. Dick is predeceased by his brother, Dwayne Shedden; and sister, Agnes Makovitch. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Friday, December 14th, 2007 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with funeral and committal services held there at 9:00 p.m. The Reverend Donald Rockwell and Reverend Charles Root will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Gillett Cemetery, Gillett PA. He was a devoted member of the Fassett, and Gillett community for many years. He was proud to be a member of the South Creek Volunteer Fire Department, South Creek Volunteer Ambulance, Lyons Club, South Creek Rod and Gun Club, Ridgebury Sportsman Club, and Fassett Grange. Member of the Pennsylvania Auctioneers Assoc., and the National Auctioneers Assoc. Dick has been an auctioneer since 1960. Operating Shedden's Auctioneer Service from the Shedden family farm. In 1968, together with his family, they opened Shedden's Wholesale Store. From the beginning Dick served his friends and neighbors as best he could. He always had time to sit, drink a cold beverage and catch up with an old friend. He loved to travel, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. His favorite time of the year was Christmas. When he was able to see so many of his good friends, visit him at the store. His dedication to the residences of the area will be missed, however his family will continue to serve his legacy of caring. Those wishing, please make memorials in Richard M. Shedden's name to the South Creek Volunteer Fire Department, 6428 Roaring Run Rd., Gillett, PA 16925; or to the South Creek Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 63 Gillett, PA.   South Creek Firemans Notice: Members of the South Creek Volunteer Fire Department will assemble at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., Friday evening at 6:45 p.m. to conduct a Fallen Firefighters service for our firefighter, Richard M. Shedden at 7:00 p.m.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/12/2007.

SHEETS - RACHEL FAY HUTTER
Rachel Fay Hutter, 69, of Gillett RR 2, PA died Monday, August 5, 1996 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born June 24, 1927 in Moreland Twp., Lycoming County, PA, the daughter of Owen and Hazel Temple Sheets. She is survived by her husband of 49 years (they would have been married 50 years on November 9, 1996), Joseph Hutter Sr; sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Cheryl Hutter Jr. of Troy, William and Betty Sheets of Louisville, KY; grandchildren, James Hutter, Heidi and Scott Hicks, Marilynne Hutter and Raelynne Hutter; sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and Robert Bircher of San Jose, CA, Gladys Shaw of Fassett, PA, Louise Shaw of New York State, Doris and Howard Stone Jr. of Fassett, Shirley and Doug Rarick of Fassett, Marie and Richard Purvis of Elmira; brothers and sisters-in-law, Leon Sheets of Millport, NY and Richard and Edie Sheets of Trumansburg, NY; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on August 8 (calling hours from 6-8 pm, services at 8) with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in Gillett Cemetery. (TGR August 8, 1996)

GERALDINE E. SMITH
Geraldine Emma, 8 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Smith of Gillett, Pa. The funeral will be held in the Baptist Church at Gillett Friday at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Sidney Kane will officiate. Burial in the Gillett Cemetery. (handwritten on article Feb. 9, 1934)


SMITH, LOUIS B.  Services for Lewis B. Smith, 76, Gillett, were held March 21 at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, with Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating and burial in Gillett Cemetery.  Mr. Smith died March 19, 1984 at the Green Home, Wellsboro.  He was born Aug. 21, 1907 in Smithfield, Twp., Bradford Co., son of John R. and A. Grace Cole Smith.  He was formerly employed by Facet Enterprises, Elmira, and attended the Fassett Baptist Church.  He is survived by a nephew John Smith, Blossburg; niece Mrs. Douglas (JeanAnn) Elvidge, Herber Hts., Ohio; sister-in-law Florence Smith, Gillett. (TGR March 22, 1984)

Mathew A. SMITH, 32, of Columbia cross Roads, Pa died Monday, march 30, 1998.  Matthew was a member of the Laborers Local NO. 1358, Elmira, NY.  He is survived by his wife Karen J. Smith; his children, Amanda and Stephanie Smith, at home; his father, Robert Smith Sr.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Christina Smith Jr. of Medina, NY and Richard and Jackie Smith of Erin, NY; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held April 1 at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira with Pastor Laurie Greenlaw and Pastor Nathan Adams officiating and interment to be in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett.  Those wishing may make donations to the Smith Children Memorial Fund, c/o CoreStates Bank, PO Box 96, Troy, PA 16947, attention Suzanne Putnam.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday  April 9, 1998

SMITH Phyllis Arlene TOWER, age 68, of Gillett, PA died on June 12, 2000 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY.  She was born on September 18, 1931 in Towanda, PA, the daughter of the late Leslie E. and Genevieve (Young) Smith.  Phyllis was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church and was a 1949 graduate of troy High school.  Phyllis is survived by her husband Kenneth B. Tower of Gillett, PA; daughter, Bonnie (Jerry) Sterling of Lancaster, NY; son, Jeffrey (Debi) Tower of Gillett, Pa; grandchildren, Chris Mitchell, Alyssa, Derek and Joshua; brothers, Donald “Maurice” (Gladys) Smith of Ohio, Leslie “Glenn” (Sandy) Smith of Connecticut and Joseph (Audrey) Smith of Gillett, PA; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.  She is predeceased by her brother, Bernard Smith.  Funeral services were held Thursday, June 15 (11 am) at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, with the Rev. Robert B. Weaver and the Rev. Charles R. Root officiating and interment to be in Gillett Cemetery in Gillett.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third Street , Williamsport, PA 17701.   Troy Gazette Register June 2000

SMITH - TOWER
           Phyllis Arlene SMITH Of Gillett PA Age 68 died on June 12, 2000 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira NY. She was born on September 18, 1931  in Towanda PA, the daughter of the late Leslie E. and Genevieve (Young) Smith. Phyllis was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church and was a 1949 graduate of  Troy High School. She enjoyed her grandchildren. Phyllis is survived by her  husband, Kenneth B. Tower of Gillett PA; daughter, Bonnie (Jerry) Sterling of Lancaster NY; son, Jeffrey (Debi) Tower of Gillett PA; grandchildren, Chris, Mitchell, Alyssa, Derek, and Joshua; brothers, Donald "Maurice" (Gladys) Smith of Ohio, Leslie "Glenn" (Sandy) Smith of Connecticut, and Joseph (Audrey) Smith of Gillett PA; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Bernard Smith. Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy PA on Wednesday, June 14, 2000 from 6pm to 8pm and on Thursday, June 15, 2000 from 10am to 11am. Funeral service will immediately follow at 11 am at the funeral home with the Reverend Robert B. Weaver and the Reverend Charles R.  Root officiating. Interment will be in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett PA. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit,  1948 East Third Street, Williamsport PA 17701.



SMITH  -DOROTHY IRENE (SMITH) SWATSWORTH went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, March 12, 2006, at the age of 90. She resided in Gillett, PA and was a member of the Mosherville Bible Church where she taught Sunday School, release time classes, attended faithfully and worked with the young people. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Nancy Swatsworth; grandchildren, Susan Swatsworth of Columbia, SC; Captain Wade Swatsworth and fiancée First Lieutenant Christine Hays of Watertown, NY, Ryan Swatsworth and Milissa Augustine of Williamsport, PA; great-granddaughter, Sydney Swatsworth; and her mother, Cindy Swatsworth of McAllen, TX; brother and sister-in-law, Francis and Helen Smith of Horseheads, NY; sister, Mildred Miller of Orlando, FL; sister-in-law, Thelma Havens of Daytona Beach, FL; along with many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Stanley C. Swatsworth in 1989. A gathering of family and friends will take place on Tuesday, March 14, 2006, at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Services honoring Dorothy's life will be held there following the visitation. (3 p.m.) Her Pastor, the Reverend Robert Bevins will celebrate the services. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of the family in the Gillett Cemetery.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

 

SMITH PATRICIA E. GRANTIER  

Patricia E. Grantier, 68, of Columbia Cross Roads, died Friday, April 29, 2011, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.   In keeping with her wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield, is assisting the family.   Birthplace: Binghamton, NY   Birthdate:  August 07, 1942    Funeral home information – May 1, 2011     Gillette Cemetery   Hi Joyce - I noticed on your Gillett obits page about missing surname on my mother, Patricia E. Grantier.  Her surname was Smith.  Her parents were Earl L. Smith and Frances J Smith (Gregory), both buried in Gillett cemetery.  Marleen J McDonald (Grantier),  Myrtle Beach, SC 

 

SMITH, RONALD K. (SRGP 26966)
 Ronald K. Smith, 6, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Smith at Gillett, Pa., Wednesday at 12:30 o’clock p.m. of pneumonia.  He is survived by two brothers, Larue and Leamon; two sisters, Claribell May, at home and Mrs. Herbert White, Reading Center; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Kerrick, Gillett.  A private funeral will be held from the family home Friday at 10:30 a.m.  Burial will be in Gillett Cemetery.  The Rev. Sidney Kane will officiate.

SOMERS Phyllis T. CONNELLY, 50, of Gillett, PA died on Thursday, November 2, 2000.  Phyllis was a member of the Meridian Chapter of O.E.S. for many years.  She was employed by Tops Market of Elmira, NY.  She is survived by her husband, William F. Connelly; children, William Connelly Jr., John Connelly and Kelly Connelly; a brother, Ronald Somers of Gillett.  Funeral services were held November 6 at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira with the Rev. Robert Weaver officiating and interment to be in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, PA.

SOMERS
Ronald E. Age 60 of Gillett , PA died on Sunday December 16, 2001. Ronald was born May 24, 1941 the son of the late John and Estelle Van Derzee Somers. He was pre-deceasedb by his parents and his brother John Somers and his sister, Phyllis Somers Connelly. Ronald is survived by his sister-in-law: Beverly Somers Yager of Florida; brother-in-law: William Connelly of Gillett, PA; nephews: Douglas Somers, Robert Somers, and David Somers all of Florida and William Connelly Jr. and John Connelly of Gillett, PA; niece: Kelly Connelly of Gillett, PA; several aunts, uncles, and cousins including his cousins, Gail Sykes Frazer and Jean Sykes Dixon both of Elmira, NY. There will be no prior calling hours. A Gravesite Committal Service will be held Saturday, December 22, 2001 at 3 PM at the Gillett Cemetery in Gillett, PA. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, January 4, 2002 at Autumn Years Estates in Bentley Creek, PA at 6:30 PM. Arrangements are entrusted to the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home in Horseheads, NY.

SPENCER ROWENA I. SMITH
Rowena I. Smith, Columbia Cross Roads RR 3, PA, died suddenly Friday, June 14, 1996. Mrs. Smith was a former employee of Sears Roebuck Co., Elmira, NY. She is survived by her husband, Robert Smith Sr.; sons, Robert Jr. (Christina) of Medina, NY, Richard (Jackie) Smith of Erin, NY and Matthew (Karen) Smith of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; sister, Virginia Cavanaugh of Gillett, RR 1, PA; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg on June 17 with interment to be in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, PA. (TGR Thursday, June 20, 1996)

STAFFORD Hugh W. Age 73, of Gillett, PA, died Friday, February 18, 2005, at the Bradford County Manor. He was predeceased by his sons, Keith and Timothy; and his daughter, Susan. Hugh is survived by his loving wife, Leona; sons, Hugh A. (Beverly), Jeffrey, Ernest (Bonnie), Michael, Tracy, and Dennis; daughters, M.E. Watkins, Mary (David), Ruth, and Christine; along with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At Hugh's request, there will be no prior services. Interment will take place at the convenience of his family in the Gillett Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., Elmira, NY.

PAUL STERLING (SRGP 10765)
 Paul Sterling, 70, Gillett RR1, died Thursday, June 11, 1992 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was a member of the South Creek Lions Club, was a retired dairy farmer and attended Gillett Baptist Church. Mr. Sterling was an artist and woodworker. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Ruth (Nash) Sterling; children, Paula Mallory of Gillett, Stanley and Debra Sterling of Gillett, Steve and Sally Sterling of Gillett; sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Carl Oldroyd of Gillett; stepchildren, Janice and Lyle Foster of Troy, Kenneth and Leslie Welch of Granville Summit, Phyllis and George Ebright, Cogan Station, Charles and Linda Welch, Athens; eight grandchildren; 14 step-grandchildren; one great-grandson; 13 step great-grandchildren; aunts, Geraldine Steffin of Pine City, NY and Genevieve Bernhart of Florida; a niece and her husband, Margaret and Richard Cox, Mansfield; nephews, Forrest and Jeanne Oldroyd and Kelly and Cindy Oldroyd, all of Gillett; several cousins and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on June 15 with the Rev. George Herrick officiating and interment to be in Gillett Cemetery. Those wishing may make contributions to the Gillett Baptist Church. (TGR, Thursday, June 18, 1992)

STERLING –PHYLLIS L. OLDROYD, age 77, (SRGP 37110) of Gillett, died Friday, Dec. 24, 2004 at the Troy Community Hospital in Troy.  She was born Dec. 2, 1927, the daughter of the late Millard H. and Pauline (Avery) Sterling.  Phyllis was a life-long resident of Gillett.  She married her childhood sweetheart, Carl M. Oldroyd celebrating 60 years of marriage on Dec. 16, 2004.  Phyllis and her husband, Carl sold their dairy farm in 1951 and built the Phyl-Carlo Motel in 1952, adding a restaurant in 1959.  The Oldroyd’s 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 Gillette, son of town founder Asa Gillette, and started the Gillette House of Bed and Breakfast.  She was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church in Gillett.  Phyllis is survived by her husband of 60 years, Carl M. Oldroyd; sons, Forrest M. “Woody” Oldroyd and his wife, Jeanne of Gillett, Kelly R. Oldroyd and his wife, Cindy of Gillett; grandchildren, Jason, Josh and Andrea Oldroyd, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, Phyllis is preceded in death by a brother, Paul Sterling.  A memorial service will be held today at 3 p.m. at the Gillett Baptist Church with the Rev. Jon Johnson officiating.  Interment will be in Gillett Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Phyllis’ memory to the Gillett Baptist Church Youth Group.  Gillett Baptist Church RR 4 Box 9, Gillett, Pa.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 west Main St., Troy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

STERLING –WINIFRED (WINNIE) AVERY WILSON, 82, Gillett died Monday, Dec. 24, 1990.  Winnie was a long-time resident of Gillett.  She is survived by her husband Nelson (Nick) Wilson; daughters, Winnie and husband Wayne Harkness, Elmira, and Joyce and husband Dick Berry, Gillett; son LaRue and wife Dora Ann Avery, Gillett; grandchildren, Sharon Sifnekis, Roger Harkness, Diane Bones, Debbie Haxton, Randy Avery, Pam Updike, Rod Avery and Renee Harkness; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters-in-law, Geraldine Steffen and LaVera Sterling; brother-in-law, Bert and wife Pauline Avery; several nieces and nephews.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna. Ave., Elmira, on Thursday from 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held there Friday at 10 a.m.  The Rev. George Herrick and the Rev. Charles Root will officiate.  Interment will be in Gillett Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review. (Parents John O. and Alma E. Brewer Sterling)

THOMAS A. STEVES, SR., age 65, of Gillett, PA, died at the Troy Hospital, Troy, PA. (Oct. 2005) He was born on 29 June 1940 in Elmira, NY, the son of Kathleen Sokolwski and the late Russell Steves.  Thomas was a member of the Sayre Baptist Church, where he was a Sunday School teacher and a Deacon.  He retired from Kennedy Valve working as an electrician, a member of the IBEW union.  A euchre player, an avid sports fan, including NASCAR, the Atlanta Braves.  Thomas enjoyed going to Mormon Lake, gathering there with family and friends.  He was a big fan of the Gillett Boys Demolition derbies and 4-wheel drive races.  In addition to his wife of 43 years, Sharon R. (Teribury) Steves, Thomas is survived by a son, Thomas A. “Chicken” Steves, Jr.; daughters, Tammy (Keith) Kapp of Meredith, NH, Suzette Ferris of Clarion, PA, Jan (Chris) Harrington of Gillett, PA; brothers, Gene Steves of Glen St., Mary, FL, Ronald (Sharon) Steves of Ella Bella, GA, Dale Steves of Gillett, PA; sisters, Lois (David) Southard of Painted Post, NY, Janice Halstead of Gillett, PA; mother, Kathleen Sokolowski of Glen St. Mary, FL; grandchildren, Kayla, Hanna, Bruce Jr., Chance, Alexander, Rachel Steves, Teona Ferris, John Liddle III; several nieces and nephews, including Vicki, Kim, Vincent Teribury, to who he was a father figure.  In addition to his father, Russell Steves, Thomas is preceded in death by a brother, Maynard Steves.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA, on Wednesday October 19, 2005, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., then again on Thursday, October 20, 2005, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Funeral services will he held immediately following visitation at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Roland Romig and Reverend Charles Root officiating.  Interment will be at Gillett Cemetery.  Memorial contributions in Thomas’ name may be made to the Sayre Baptist Church, 221 North Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

STOUT –MRS. HELEN HORNING age 69 of 515 Fulton St., Elmira, Tuesday, April 27, 1971 at Troy Community Hospital, Troy, Pa.  Friends are invited to call at the Keister Funeral Home Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral a the Calvary Church of the Nazarene, Elmira Friday at 1 p.m. Rev. Burdett Mason.  Gillett Cemetery.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Wesley (Arlene) Hunsinger of Lowman RD 1, Mrs. Joseph (Iva) Butts of Lowman RD 1, Mrs. Leon (Gertrude) Cornish of Troy, Pa.; sisters, Mrs. Hazel Miller of Spencer, N.Y., Mrs. Myrtle Doud of Covington, Pa.; brother, Mr. Elmer Stout of E. Smithfield, Pa.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Horning was a member of the Calvary Church of the Nazarene in Elmira.  –Elmira Star-gazette 4/28/1971

STROCK –MRS. LUCINDA BARRETT of Wells, Pa., widow of William Barrett died in this city Tuesday (May 17, 1921) at 5 p.m.  She is survived by three sons, William Farran of Horseheads, James Barrett of Tompkins Corners and Burt Barrett of Wells; daughter, Mrs. Lydia Huff; two brothers, Guy Strock of this city and Wells Strock of Caton, Pa.  The remains are at the Smith & Fudge Undertaking Rooms and will be removed to the home in Wells, Pa.  The funeral will be announced later.  Burial in Gillett, Pa.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/18/1921

STRONG - OLDROYD
Joyce S. Age 74, died on Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA. She was born in Elmira on May 7, 1931 to the late Jesse and Mabel (Dewey) Strong. Joyce is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, George Oldroyd; children, Denny (Nancy) Oldroyd of Gillett, PA, Chuck (Lori) Oldroyd, Sr. of Gillett, PA, Scott (Marla) Oldroyd of Troy, PA; grandchildren, Chuck Jr., Jared, Jess, Jennifer, Lindsay, Brent, Robbie, Marcus, and Matthew; sister, Betty Scheufele. She worked at American LaFrance, Oldroyd's Truck Stop, and American Silk Label in Troy, PA. Joyce sang in Choirs since she was a child, and held many jobs within the church. She belonged to TOPS 1161. Joyce's life revolved around her love of her grandchildren, who will always remember the special times shared around the swimming pool and those special sandwiches that only Grandma Joyce could make. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Saturday, March 18, 2006, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. with funeral services there at 8:00 p.m. The Reverend Don Rockwell will officiate. Interment will be in Gillett Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Fassett Baptist Church, RR# Box 92, Gillett, PA 16925-9533.

STRONG –JOYCE S. OLDROYD.  Age 74, died on Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA. She was born in Elmira on May 7, 1931 to the late Jesse and Mabel (Dewey) Strong. Joyce is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, George Oldroyd; children, Denny (Nancy) Oldroyd of Gillett, PA, Chuck (Lori) Oldroyd, Sr. of Gillett, PA, Scott (Marla) Oldroyd of Troy, PA; grandchildren, Chuck Jr., Jared, Jess, Jennifer, Lindsay, Brent, Robbie, Marcus, and Matthew; sister, Betty Scheufele. She worked at American LaFrance, Oldroyd's Truck Stop, and American Silk Label in Troy, PA. Joyce sang in Choirs since she was a child, and held many jobs within the church. She belonged to TOPS 1161. Joyce's life revolved around her love of her grandchildren, who will always remember the special times shared around the swimming pool and those special sandwiches that only Grandma Joyce could make. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Saturday, March 18, 2006, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. with funeral services there at 8:00 p.m. The Reverend Don Rockwell will officiate. Interment will be in Gillett Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Fassett Baptist Church, RR# Box 92, Gillett, PA.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

STURDEVANT –ALICE ANDRUS DOTY, 89, of Elmira, NY died February 22, 1989 at home after an extended illness.  She was a retired employee of Remington Rand and past Noble Grand of the Rebekah Lodge #423.  She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, William and Aluina Andrus of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, George and Janice Andrus of Pennsville, NJ; daughters and sons-in-law, Estella and Clarence Conrad of Elmira, Esther and Gilbert Shilling of Lockwood, NY and Alice Irene Cowell of Gillett, PA; 19 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Mabel Van Ben Coten of Wolcott, NY and Agnes Hancock of Elmira; sisters-in-law, Viola Sturdevant of Elmira and Myrtle Sturdevant of East Smithfield, PA; good friends Fred and Sherry Collins of Elmira.  Services were held February 24 at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira with the Rev. Keith Kissel officiating and interment to be in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, PA. –Troy Gazette-Register. (Parents William and Myrtle Sturdevant)

STURDEVANT - Gates, Mrs. Freda C. - Age 78 of Gillett, RD 2, PA, Saturday, March 23, 1974, at Robert Packer Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Keister Funeral Home Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral there Wednesday at 2 pm the Rev. William Barnes, Gillett Cemetery. Survived by daughters, Mrs. William (Shirley) McBenett, Gillett, RD, Mrs. Lena Fitzpatrick, Gillett, RD; sister Mrs. Robert (Marian) Gleason, Interlaken, NY; brother, Asahel Sturdevant, Interlaken, NY; daughters-in-law, Mrs. Mary Gates of Wellsburg, Mrs. Ruther Ruth Meador Gates of Gillett, RD, nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Miss Mabel STURDEVANT.
 Miss Mabel Sturdevant of Gillett, Bradford county, during the Pan-American exposition met in Buffalo a young man from Charlotte, Mich., named Copeland, and fell in love with him.  After they returned to their homes they frequently communicated with each other by letter, and about three months ago Miss Sturdevan went to Charlotte to visit Copeland.  Two weeks ago she committed suicide by hanging.  She had appealed in vain to Copeland to make good his promise to marry her.  Three hundred citizens of Charlotte, upon learning of Copeland’s part in the tragedy, took him to the public square, gave him a coat of tar and feathers, and warned him to get out of town within twenty-for hours, under penalty of more severe punishment.  He went.  Miss Sturdevant was 28 years old, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Sturdevant.  The body of the young woman was brought to Gillett for burial.   TGR 1903

Gillett News)  The funeral of Miss Mabel STURDEVANT, who died at Charlotte, Michigan, was held at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Sturdevant of this place.  Rev. Spase of Fassett conducted the services.

Wells News) Miss Trevis STURDEVANTdied at her home near Gillett last Monday of typhoid fever, aged about 21 years. She was an estimable young woman, beloved by a large acquaintance. Owing to a delay to notify undertaker Bloom, who had charge, the burial had to be made next day. The mother and three sisters are all ill with the fever and could not attend the burial. The funeral service will be held when the family are able to attend. The remains were tenderly laid to rest in the cemetery at Gillett. TGR 1904

SULLIVAN DORIS ANNA
Doris Anna Age 64, of Titus Towers, Ithaca, NY, died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at the Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca after a brief illness. Miss Sullivan was born in Elmira, NY, a daughter of the late Edward and Florence Dudgeon Sullivan. She was graduated from Elmira Free Academy and had lived in Slaterville and more recently in Ithaca, NY. She was employed as a Home Health Care Aide prior to retirement. Survivors include two brothers, Daniel Sullivan of Dryden and Patrick Sullivan of Elmira; two nieces, Jane (Sonny) Phillips of Ithaca, and Anna Barnhart of Virginia; two nephews, David Lasher of Brooktondale, William Lasher of Ithaca; several great-nieces and nephews, including Sarah (John) Habalou and Taylor Habalou and Jeffrey Lasher. She was predeceased by her sister, Ruth Lasher; and a brother, James Sullivan. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, PA. Arrangements are entrusted to the Perkins Funeral Home, 55 West Main St., Dryden, NY. www.perkins funeralhome.com

HENRY S. TAYLOR, 74 of Gillett RD 1 died Wednesday, April 27, 1988 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  He was born May 19, 1913 in Elmira, son of Harry and Clara Herrington Taylor.  He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and was proprietor of Taylor Packing in Elmira for many years.  He is survived by his wife, Nellie Taylor; sons, John Taylor of Gillett RD 1 and Tom Taylor of Gillett RD 1; sisters; Clara Marvin of Garden Grove, Calif., Mary Holden of Lancaster, Mass., Josephine Van Cleve of Berkley Springs, W.Va., Loretta Lucy of Elmira, Eleanor Shenk of Dushore; brother, Frederick Taylor of Bradenton, Fla. and several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held Friday, April 29 at 1 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with Pastor Edmund O. Robinson officiating.  Burial will be in Gillett Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review

TEARS, Adelbert- aged 77, (SRGP 04271) died Tuesday evening, January 1, 1946, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Louise Congdon, Gillett, RD.  He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Florence Shaw, Mainesburg, and Mrs. Addie Card, Sylvania, two grand daughters and one great grand daughter. He is the third member of the Tears family to die within a year. The body was taken to the home of Mrs. Congdon this Thursday morning and the funeral will he held Friday at 2 pm. Rev. Allen Douglas, Afton, with burial in Gillett.

KARL S. TERIBURY
 Karl S. Teribury, 86, of Gillett RR 1, PA died Tuesday, May 10, 1994 at his home. He was born December 31, 1907 in Gray's Run, PA, the son of Ellory and Bertha Guthrie Teribury. He was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church, Gillett Senior Citizens and the Northern Tier Sportsmen's Club. He was employed with the Pennsylvania Railroad for 45 years. He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Vivian and Carl Abbott of Towanda and Sharon and Thomas Steves of Gillett; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Linda Teribury of Gillett; a son, Neil Teribury of Gillett; 17 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Andrus of Tioga, NY, Ledia Mays of Addison, NY and Nina Vroman of Addison, NY; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Shirley Teribury, Grace Erle and Frances Smith; and special caregiver, Phyllis Crandall. He was predeceased by his wife, Bernice Teribury, in 1988; daughter, Leatrice Packard in 1989; and son-in-law, Robert Packard, in 1989. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on May 14 with the Rev. George Herrick and the Rev. Charles Root officiating and burial to be in Gillett Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the South Creek Ambulance Association in care of Mrs. June Vandermark, Gillett RR 1, PA 16925 or the Gillett Baptist Church, Gillett, PA 16925. (TGR, Thursday, May 19, 1994)

TERIBURY –LEATRICE L. PACKARD, 60, of Gillett RD 2, died July 12, 1989 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.   She was born April 11, 1929 in Ralston, PA, daughter of  Karl and Lora Mason Teribury.  She was a member of the Coryland Church and a member of Troy Golden Star Rebekah Lodge.  Mrs. Packard was retired from Drs. Howland-Brooks-Sharlow offices in Elmira.  She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Robert Packard; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Karen Packard of Elmira; son, David Packard of Gillett RD 2; father, Karl Teribury of Gillett; two granddaughters, Laurie Packard and Lindy Packard; sisters and brothers-in-law, Vivian and Carl Abbot of Towanda and Sharon and Thomas Steves of Gillett; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronald and Linda Teribury of Gillett; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held July 15 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Charles Root officiating and burial to be in Gillett Cemetery.  Memorials can be directed to the Coryland Church in care of Mrs. Beth Root, RD 2, Box 56, Columbia Cross Roads, PA.

Neil C. TERIBURY, 65, of Gillett, PA died unexpectedly on October 20, 2002.  He was born on January 22, 1937, a son of the late Karl S. Teribury and Bernice Ameigh Teribury.  Neil owned and operated Neil’s Service Station in Gillett, PA.  He was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church.  Neil was also a member of the South Creek Lions Club.  He was active in the Senior Games and was an avid bowler at Rossi’s in Elmira.  Neil is survived by his son, Vincent Teribury and Jennifer Dunbar of Gillett, PA; daughters, Vicki Teribury and her husband Russ Byland of Gillett, PA, Kimberly Teribury and Brion Peters, Jr. of Gillett, PA; grandchildren, Mason Teribury, Brandi Miller, Aaron Dunbar; sisters, Vivian and Carl Abbott of Wysox, PA, Sharon and Tom Steves of Gillett; brother Ronald and Linda Teribury of Gillett, PA; companion, Sandy Colegrove of Gillett, PA; children’s mother, Shirley Horton of Troy, PA; several nieces and nephews; numerous friends.  Neil was predeceased by a sister, Leatrice Packard; brother-in-law, Bob Packard; a nephew, David Packard.  Friends and family are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. on Wednesday, October 23 from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm.  The funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, October 24 at 11 am with the Reverend Charles root officiating and interment to be in Gillett Cemetery.

THOMAS –M. ARLENE of Elmira, NY age 70 died Friday, December 15, 2000 at St. Joseph’s Hospital after a very brief illness.  Arlene was born November 6, 1930 in Ithaca, NY the beloved daughter of the late Frank Thomas and Elsie Auble.  She is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Clifford W. Roy Sr., who she married December 22, 1956.  Also surviving are her children, Sheilia and Allen Silvernail of Elmira, Rene and Mike Butler of Horseheads, Lucinda Search of Columbus, Ohio, Clifford and Beth Roy Jr. of Mosherville, PA and Robert Miller Jr. of Columbus, Ohio; several priceless and loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; loving sisters include, Beverly Chalk of Elmira, Rita Berlin of Elmira, Nancy Bennett of Corning; loving brother, Leslie Thomas of Elmira.  Arlene is predeceased by her dearly missed and loved daughter, Valerie Roy; sister, Juanita and George Noonan and brother, Billy Thomas.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, Monday, December 18, 2000 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be conducted there at the conclusion of the calling hours at 8:00 p.m.  The Rev. Charles Root will officiate.  Interment will follow privately at the convenience of the family in the Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, PA.  Arlene was a loving caregiver all her life.  She was inspired by her husbands love and her children’s smiles to always do the best for them.  Arlene knew that all she needed was her family and the love they gave her.  She loved to dine out, the frequent visits to bingo and the company that was provided by the OVC staff and the items she enjoyed purchasing.  Arlene’s love she gave to her family will forever warm their hearts.  She will be missed by many.  –Elmira Star Gazette

THOMAS - WESTRICK, Joanne M.
Loving Wife, Mother & Grandmother - A resident of Gillett, PA, was born April 19, 1939 in Spangler, PA, the daughter of the late James and Hazel (Hetrick) Thomas, died peacefully on November 14, 2009 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 70. Her beloved daughter, Sandra Colavita predeceased her on October 29, 2007. Joanne is survived by her loving husband, Paul A. Westrick Sr., with whom she recently celebrated 50 wonderful years of life and love with; beloved children, Paula A. (Bruce) Maynard of Gillett, PA, Calli J. Ford of Gillett, PA, James M. Westrick of Pine City, NY, Paul A. Westrick Jr. of Gillett, PA; much loved grandchildren, Colleen and Donald Austin, Jessica and Jennifer Noble, Christina and Daniel Ford, Joshua Keck and Jacob Westrick; adored great-grandchildren, Abigail Grace, Lillianne Jane and Jackson; sisters, Jane Semelsberger of Hastings, PA, Doris (Lynn) Baum, also of Hastings, PA; nieces, Mary Jane (John) Chakot, LynnAnn Baum and Debbie (David) Hanwell; along with several other relatives, nieces and nephews. Joanne was a faithful communicant of St. Mary's Church and was a lifetime member of the South Creek Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. She was a big supporter of the Marine Corps League of which her beloved Paul was a member. Joanne was also the number 1 fan of Penn State and Notre Dame football teams and was an avid New York Mets fan as well. Her husband will always remember her for being a wonderful wife and her children will remember her as being a full-time loving mother. A gathering of her family and friends will be held at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Wednesday, November 18, 2009, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Prayer Service will be held there on Thursday, November 19th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira, NY. The Reverend Jeffrey Tunicliff will celebrate her Mass. Interment will follow in the Gillett Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the Falck Cancer Center, c/o AOMC, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905 in her memory.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 16, 2009

 

THORPE Shirley Ann Congdon

former resident of the Mansfield and Fassett, PA communities, died Monday evening, May 2, 2011 while residing in Dade City, FL following declining health. Born on September 6, 1943, Shirley was the daughter of the late Lewis & Margaret Ely Thorpe. She married Karl Congdon on December 6, 1959 in Daggett, PA. Together they raised a loving family. She was a member of the Fassett Baptist Church and was well known having been employed as a clerk in several local stores. Her interests included reading, doing crossword puzzles, and spending time with her grandchildren when possible. She especially enjoyed being with Karl when he was playing his drums and spending time with their friends. Surviving is her loving family: husband of 51 years, Karl Congdon, Dade City, FL; their daughters, DeEtta (Glenn) Antes, Gillett, PA; DeLecia (William Jr.) Plouse, Bentley Creek, PA; grandchildren, James (Crystal) Bailey, Sarah and Samuel Antes; great-granddaughter, Jade Bailey; sister, Peggy (Wayne) Wilson, Mansfield, PA; brother, Daryl (Toni) Thorpe, Roseville, PA; sisters-in-law, Sandy Thorpe, Covington, PA; Donna ("Stash") Mokrzynski, Sarasota, FL; brother-in-law, Lester (Dolly) Congdon, Millerton, PA and Elizabeth Congdon, Bradford County Manor; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Shirley was predeceased by brother, Ernest Thorpe, and brother-in-law, Robert Congdon. Family and friends will be received at the Fassett Baptist Church, Fassett, PA on Monday morning, May 23, 2011 from 10 a.m. - 12 noon. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 12 noon with the Reverends Tom Blackwell and Donald Rockwell officiating. Burial will take place in the Gillett Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made in honor of Shirley to HPH Hospice Foundation, Donation Department, 12107 Majestic Blvd., Hudson, Fla. 34667-2455 or the Fassett Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 36089 Rt. 14, Gillett Pa. 16925.

 

TICKNER, Mary Jane - Obituary : Mrs James Queal died Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter , Mrs Earl Farren a Horseheads, aged eighty years. Mrs Queal is survived by three daughters; Mrs W.E. Swartwood, of Mansfield, Pa. Mrs Adelbert Tears of Gillett, Pa. Mrs Earl Farren of Horseheads, N.Y. three sons; Henry and Robert of Gillett, Pa. and Willard of Mosherville; a son-in-law, Bert Congdon, of Fassett, Pa.; brother Willard Tickner of Jobs Corners; a sister-in-law, Mrs H.B. Tickner of Elmira. The funeral will be held at Gillett, Pa. Friday at 11 a.m. Burial in Gillett cemetery (30 MAR 1926)

Robert Louis TILLINGHAST SR., age 82, of Fassett, PA died Tuesday, May 6, 1997 at the troy community Hospital.  Robert was born on May 18, 1914 to Louis and Vera Mae (Golden) Tillinghast in Elmira, NY.  He graduated from Troy High school in 1932.  He spent his entire life in Fassett, PA where he was a successful dairy farmer and was an excellent breeder of Holstein cattle. (“Let us never forget that cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man.” –Daniel Webster)  He was a charter member of the South Creek.Rod and Gun Club and belonged to the Northern PA Fax Hunters’ association.  He managed the Gillett baseball team for many years and was a member of the Fassett Grange and the Fassett Baptist Church.  He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rosamond (Harkness) Tillinghouse; son, Dale Tillinghast and fiancée Dawn Zimmer of Fassett; daughter, Dawn Townsend of Elmira, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Terry Houston of Fassett; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Orilla and Elwood Mallory of Horseheads, NY.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on May 10 with the Rev. Donald D. Rockwell officiating and burial to be in Gillett Cemetery.  Donations may be made in Robert’s name to the Fassett Baptist Church in c/o William Beechey, RR 2, Box 170, Gillett, PA 16925.

FRED TONGUE JR.
 Fred Tongue Jr., 42, of Gillett, RD 2, died Sunday, May 3, 1992 at Robert Packer Hospital. Fred was a charter and life member of the South Creek Volunteer Fire Department and a former first assistant chief for 14 years as well as a trustee.  Being an active firefighter, he also served as Pennsylvania Forest Fire Warden for 12 years.  He was a charter member of the Northern Tier Sportsman's Club and president of the South Creek Northern Tier Sportsman's Club, an active member of the Northern Tier Trap League and Owl League and a member of the NRA. He was employed as a tool maker at Hilliard Corporation for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Christine Culver Tongue; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and William Hawthorne of Gillett, PA; daughters, Michelle and Pamela Tongue, both at home; granddaughter, Rachael Hawthorne; mother-in-law, Carmela Culver of Gillett, PA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Stephen and Donna Culver of Gillett and Michael and Cindy Culver of Gillett; a nephew and four nieces; several aunts and uncles, cousins and numerous friends. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on May 7 (11 am) with interment to be in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett. Those wishing may make contributions to the Pamela Tongue Trust Fund, c/o Stephen Culver, RD 2, Gillett, PA. (TGR, Thursday, May 7, 1992)


Hello Joyce, . I just wanted to let you know that FRED TONGUE SR. has three great grandchildren, not just Rachael Nicole Hawthorne. There is also Kaitlyn Elizabeth Hawthorne and Gabrielle Renee Hawthorne. The same would also apply to FRED TONGUE JR. He has three grandchildren, the ones listed above. If you have time to correct that that'd be much appreciated.  Thank you for your time. Susan Hawthorne.

JAMES M. TOWNSEND, 70, late of 508 Perry Street, died Saturday (July 25, 1931).  The remains repose in the Chilson & Shields Funeral Home, Horseheads.  The funeral will be held at that address Tuesday at 2 p.m.  Burial in the Gillett, Pa. Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/27/1931

TRUMBULL –DOROTHY L. ROY, 60, of RR 2, Gillett, died September 4, 1988 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira.  She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Ralphford J. Roy; daughters, Phyllis Sprinkle of Syracuse, Sherry Cacciotti of Syracuse; sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Carol Roy of Williamsport, PA, William And Roxanne Roy of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Scott Carpenter, Syracuse, James Cowan of Elmira, Mellisa Wells of Syracuse; great-grandchildren, Vanassa, Amanda, Amber and Michael; brother, Richard Trumbull of Apalachin, NY; several nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Shirley McBennett of Gillett, PA.  She was preceded in death by her father and mother, William and Myrtle Trumbull and sister-in-law, Rose Trumbull.  Services were held September 7 at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira with the Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating and interment to be in Gillett Cemetery.

CLEO BELLE TUNNICLIFF, 63, of RD 2 Gillett died Monday, July 1, 1985 at home.  Born Sept. 17, 1921 in Troy, she was the daughter of Leon and Lana Brown Tunnicliff.  A former Sunday school teacher at the Fassett Baptist Church, she was ordained a minister through practical study in 1964.  She corresponded regularly with Rex Humbard, Oral Roberts, Jim Swaggart and the PTL Club.  She is survived by three brothers, Leon of Elmira, and James and Roman of Wyalusing RD 3; two sisters, Sylvia Hicks of Binghamton and Lillian Borden of RD 1 Hinsdale; one aunt, Cecil Ameigh of Elmira; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m., in the Fassett Baptist Church, Fassett, Pa.  Interment will be in the Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, Pa.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

UPDIKE - CHARLOTTE MAE FOSTERLING
 Charlotte Mae (Updike) Fosterling, 69, of Huntington Station, NY, died June 10, 2002. She was born May 31, 1933, the daughter of the late Charles and Clara (Bristol) Updike. Charlotte was a 1951 graduate of Troy High School, Troy, PA and graduated from Zion Bible Institute in Providence, RI in 1956.  She was a member of the Hungtington Assembly of God Church. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Vernon; son, Joseph (Beth) and grandson Andrew; daughter, Connie, all of Huntingdon, NY; sisters, Clarabelle Decker of Gillett, PA and Christine (Richard) Freeman of Lawrenceville, PA; brother, Leon Updike of Montour Falls, NY; mother-in-law, Gudrun Fosterling of Locust Valley, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; brother Alton (Genevieve) Updike; father-in-law, Borge Fosterling; and her first husband, Andrew Joseph Freeman. Funeral services were held June 13 at the Elmira Christian Center with the Rev. John Bedzyk officiating and committal to be in the Gillett Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the Elmira Christian Center Mission Department, 235 East Miller Street, Elmira, NY (TGR, Thursday, June 20, 2002)

GENEVIEVE AVERY UPDIKE & ALTON S. UPDIKE
 Genevieve 'Jenny' Avery Updike, 49, and Alton S. Updike, 50, of Gillett, PA died June 12, 1991. They are survived by: sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and Laurie Updike of Elmira, James and Pam Updike of Gillett, PA; children, Jeff Updike of Elmira, Todd Updike at home, Amy Updike at home; grandchildren, Sara, Tiffany and Tara Updike. Jenny is also survived by mother and father, Merle and Carolyn Avery of Sherwood Manor, Mansfield, PA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Daisy and Kenneth Hicks of Roseville, PA, Frances and David Bolt of Millerton; several nieces and nephews; two aunts and one uncle.  Jenny was a member of the Fassett Baptist Church and the church organist. Alton is also survived by sisters and brothers-in-law, Clarabelle and LaRue Decker of Gillett, Christine and Dick Freeman of Lawrenceville, PA, Charlotte and Vernon Foresterling of Long Island, NY; brother, Leon Updike of Watkins Glen; several nieces and nephews; several aunts and uncles. Funeral services were held at the Fassett Baptist Church on June 15 with Pastor Donald Rockwell officiating and interment to be in Gillett Cemetery.  Arrangements were by the Don Kalec Funeral Home in Elmira. Donations to a trust fund for Todd and Amy would be appreciated in care of Ron Updike, 261 W. Hudson St., Elmira, NY. (TGR, Thursday, June 20, 1991)

 

UPDIKE Clarabelle G. Decker

age 83 of Gillett, Pa., died on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at home. She was born Oct. 11, 1930, in Geneva, N.Y., daughter of the late Charles and Clara (Bristol) Updike. She was a graduate of Troy High School's class of 1950. She was married to the late LaRue Decker, who predeceased her on Sept. 2, 1992.Family and friends are invited to call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 1093 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. The family will also receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at the Victory Church, 645 E. Main St., Troy Pa. Her funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. at the conclusion of calling hours with Reverend Josh Payne officiating. Interment will follow in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, Pa. Clarabelle was formerly employed at C&K Laundry, The Retirement Center and she was always busy working side by side with her husband at the family business selling antiques and at Dave's Sporting Goods from 1979 until her death. She was a former member of the Elmira Christian Center and was currently involved with the Victory Church in Troy. She loved to travel and enjoyed music. She played piano at the Phyl-Carlo Nursing Home for many years for the residents' enjoyment. She loved her family and her community and will be sadly missed by many. Survivors include her children, Kenneth Decker and Ruth of Natural Bridge, N.Y., Carolyn (Loren) Haswell of Waterford, N.Y., David (Tanya) Decker, Stephen (Cheri) Decker, Vanessa (Barry) Austin, Valerie (Tim) Clark all of Gillett, Pa.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Leon Updike of Montour Falls, N.Y.; a sister and brother-in-law, Christine (Richard) Freeman of Lawrenceville, Pa.; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.In lieu of flowers, memorials in Clarabelle's memory may be made to the Gillett Senior Center, P.O. Box 38 Rt. 14, Gillett, PA 16925; Victory Church, 645 E. Main St., Troy, PA 16947; or to the charity of your choice. Towanda Daily Review – December 3, 2013

 

GLENN W. UPDIKE, a long-time resident of Gillett, died Thursday morning, May 13, 2004, in the care of the Bakercrest Home for the Elderly, where he had resided for the past few years.  Born on June 18, 1917 in Gillett.  Glenn was the son of the late A. Lincoln and Caroline Knapp Updike.  He married his lifelong companion of 65 years, Frances Griffen, on March 17, 1939.  Together they devoted their lives to raising a family, serving the Lord, and may years of caring for their family farm in Gillett.  He was a founding member of the South Creek Evangelical Church.  Surviving are his loving family; his wife, Frances Griffen Updike, Millerton; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Margaret Updike, Pine City; Daniel and Evelyn Updike, Hamlin; five grandchildren, James (Cris) Updike, Amy (Bob) Atwater, Dr. Glenn Updike, Mattie (Joel) Zarpentine, and Daniel (Caryn) Updike; three great-grandchildren, Eli, Jenna, and “AJ”, and nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, Glenn was predeceased by his four brothers, Chester, Foster, Charles and Lynn Updike and his three sisters, Catherine Fowler, Blanche Brewer and Grace Palmer.  Funeral services were held on May 16 in the funeral chapel at Caywood’s Funeral Home and Gardens, Southport, NY, with Byron Kain, Pastor of the South Creek Evangelical Free Church officiating.  Interment will take place in the Gillett Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be directed to Bakercrest Home for the Elderly, Millerton, PA for Glenn’s fellow residents and friends.  –Troy Gazette-Register.

LYNN UPDIKE, devoted husband, father and grandfather, age 94, Gillett, died on Saturday, November 29, 2003.  He was a lifetime farmer and was retired from PennDOT.  He enjoyed playing the harmonica and the guitar.  Lynn faithfully served his church and was a longtime member of the Coryland Church.  He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Marie Congdon Updike; sons, Duane and Linda Updike, Burdett, NY, LaVere and Louise Updike, Gillett, Marshall and Janice Updike, Big Flats, NY, Grover and Sandy Updike, Tucson, AZ; nine grandchildren, three step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother, Glenn and Francis Updike; several nieces and nephews.  The funeral was held at the Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira, NY, on December 3 with the Rev. Charles Root and the Rev. Jonathan Johnson officiating.  Interment will be in Gillett Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made to Coryland Church, c/o Pastor Duane Johnson, RR 3 Box 38C, Columbia Cross Roads, PA   -Canton Independent Sentinel.

VanALSTINE - ANNE H. BRIGGS
 Anne H. Briggs, 88, of Wellsburg, NY, died May 16, 1998 at Medina Memorial Hospital, Medina, NY. She was born January 25, 1910 in East Pembroke, NY, the daughter of the late Bert and Catherine (Bauman) VanAlstine. Anne was a school teacher in the Sullivanville Elementary School, Sullivanville, NY for many years.  She attended South Creek Evangelical Church. Anne is survived by sons, Albert (Carolyn) Briggs of Elmira, NY, Allen Briggs of Gillett, PA, Alton (Donna) Briggs of Alvin, TX, Alden (Blanche) Briggs of Gillett, Alvin (Nancy) Briggs of Wellsburg, NY; several grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Jones of KS. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert Briggs, and five brothers. Funeral services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY on May 21 (8 pm) with the Rev. Steve Edwards officiating and interment to be in Gillett Cemetery.(TGR, Thursday, May 21, 1998)

VanBENSCHOTEN -  Rynearson, Mrs. Alida, Age 96 of Gillett, PA, Monday, March 11, 1974, at the Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls, NY. Funeral and committal service at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Thursday at 2 pm Rev. Glenn Dewey. Burial in Gillett Cemetery. Survived by one daughter, Mrs. Clinton (Bernice) Killgore of Gillett, PA; three grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren. Member of the Coryland Baptist Church.



BENJAMIN C. VANDERMARK
Benjamin C. Vandermark, 70, of Gillett, PA died Thursday, June 6, 1996 at home. Benjamin was a machinist for Hardinge Brothers Inc. for 26 years. He was a member of Trojan Lodge F&AM and a charter member of the South Creek Lions Club. He is survived by his wife, of 46 years, June R. Vandermark of Gillett, PA; sons, David (Margherita) Vandermark of Vestal, NY, Ron (Mary) Vandermark of Elmira, NY; granddaughter, Sara Vandermark. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on June 8 with the Rev. Robert Weaver officiating and interment to be in the Gillett Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the South Creek Lions Club, c/o Mr. Richard Hall, RR 1, Gillett, PA 16925. (TGR Thursday, June 13, 1996)

VANDERZEE Estelle SOMERS, 87, of Gillett, PA died Sunday, April 25, 1999 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.  She was the daughter of the late John and Henrietta Pollack VanDerzee born April 23, 1912.  She was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church and a member of the Eastern Star #71, Canton where she held the accomplishments of Past Matron, Past District Deputy and Past Grand Committee.  Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and William Connelly of Gillett; son, Ronald Somers of Gillett; five grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Roger Sykes of Florida brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Edna VanDerzee, also of Florida; daughter-in-law, Beverly Somers of FL; several nieces and nephews.  Estelle was preceded in death by her husband, John Louis Somers in 1993; a son John Somers and grandson, Jeffrey Scott Somers.  Funeral services were to be held April 29 at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira with the Rev. Robert Weaver officiating and committal to be in the Gillett Cemetery.  Calling hours were at Olthof on Wednesday, April 28 from 7 to 9 pm.  Canton Chapter #71 of the Order Eastern Star will conduct a ceremony for Estelle at 7 pm.

WALSH –BETTY L. BROOKS, 78, of Gillett RR 3 died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1992.  She was born Oct. 11, 1913, in Sayre, a daughter of Timothy Walsh and Anna Frantz.  Betty was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Wellsburg, and a retired school teacher, having taught to the Athens Area School district for over 30 years.  She was a member of Harmony Chapter No. 657 O.E.S. and was currently a volunteer at the Steele Memorial Library.  She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Dr. James Wilcox of Milan; sons and daughters-in-law, James Jr.; and Marion Brooks of Gillett RR 3 and Brian and Cindy Brooks of Bucks County, Pa.; a son, Dennis Brooks of Venezuela; a sister, Mary Zepp of Pine City, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Thelma Thomason of Horseheads, N.Y., and a brother-in-law, Doug Simonson of Florida; also several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral and committal service will be held there Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. George Hough of Christ Episcopal Church officiating.  Interment will be in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, at the convenience of the family.  Friends wishing may contribute to the Christ Episcopal Church Memorial fund, Main St., Wellsburg, N.Y. or a charity of their choice. –Towanda Daily Review.

WARTERS –IRENE D. AMEIGH, age 90 died on Thursday, February 20, 1997 at the Bradford County Manor.  She had been a resident of Gillett (Mosherville), PA.  She had attended Coryland Church.  She was a special grandmother and great-grandmother, and enjoyed crocheting and crafts.  She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, James (Doc) Ameigh on January 8, 1983.  She was born in Mansfield, PA January 13, 1907, a daughter of the late Contine and Bessie (Boyce) Warters.  Survivors include a son James (Sharon) Ameigh of Gillett, PA; daughter, Beverly Erway of Troy, PA; granddaughter, Tammy (Joel) Palmer of Pine City, NY, Tracy (Robert) Bolt in the Air Force stationed in the Azores, Terri (Glenn) Gilbert of Elmira, NY, Sherry (John) Benjamin of Troy, PA; grandson, Greg Erway of Troy, PA; great-grandchildren, Micah Palmer, Robbie Bolt, Mariah Bolt, Megan Bolt, Cody Benjamin and Kendra Benjamin; sister, Bernice Farrell of Elkland, PA; foster son, Edward (Janet) Preston and family of Gillett, PA; several nieces and nephews.  Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, 110 West Main St., Troy, PA, Sunday, February 23, 1997 from 1 to 4 PM.  Funeral and Committal Service at 4 PM immediately following visitation.  Interment in Gillett Cemetery.  Rev. Duane Johnson, Pastor of the Coryland Church officiating.

WARTERS Irene D. AMEIGH, AGE 90, died ON Thursday, February 20, 1997 at the Bradford County Manor.  She had been a resident of Gillett (Mosherville), PA.  She was born in Mansfield, PA on January 13, 1907, a daughter of the late Contine and Bessie (Boyce) Warters.  She attended Coryland Church.  Survivors include a son James (Sharon) Ameigh of Gillett, PA; daughter, Beverly Erway of Troy, PA; granddaughters, Tammy (Joe) Palmer of Pine City, NY; Tracy (Robert) Bolt in the Air Force stationed in the Azores; Terri (Glenn) Gilbert of Elmira, NY; Sherry (John) Benjamin of Troy, PA; grandson, Greg Erway of Troy; great=grandchildren, Micah Palmer, Robbie Bolt, Mariah Bolt, Megan Bolt, Cody Benjamin and Kendra Benjamin; a sister, Bernice Farrell of Elkland, PA; foster son, Edward (Janet) Preston and family of Gillett, PA; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, James (Doc) Ameigh, on January 8, 1983.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on February 23 with the Reverend Duane Johnson, Pastor of the Coryland Church, officiating, and interment to be in Gillett Cemetery.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, NY  Thursday,  February 27, 1997

HAROLD "Dutch" WATSON
 Harold "Dutch" K. Watson, age 73, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA died on Friday, June 7, 2002. He was born in Gillett, PA on August 29, 1928 and was a lifetime farmer.  He was a member of American Jersey Cattle Club. He is survived by mother Ruth Watson of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; brothers, Roy (Lucille) Watson of Troy, PA and Merle (Beverly) Watson of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; sisters, Velma Roy of Gillett, PA, Eleanor (Jim) Boor of Columbia Cross Roads, Dorothy Terry of Bath, NY and Linda (Luther) Wrisley of Troy, PA; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Ivan Watson. Funeral services were held June 10 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Duane Johnson officiating and interment to be in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, PA. Memorials may be made to the Troy Community Hospital Auxiliary in care of Jean Johnson, 100 John Street, Troy, PA 16947 or Coryland Presbyterian Church, RR 3, Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914. (TGR, Thursday, June 13, 2002)

IVAN J. WATSON, 87 of Columbia Cross Roads RR 3 died Thursday April 8, 1993 at Troy Community Hospital.  He was born Sept. 25, 1905 in Gillett son of David and Lena Hall Watson.  Mr. Watson was a lifelong farmer and member of American Jersey Cattle Club and the North Penn Dairy Cooperative.  He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ruth Kimball Watson; son, Harold Watson at home; sons and daughters-in-law, Roy and Lucille Watson of Troy and Merle and Beverly Watson of Columbia Cross Roads; daughters and sons-in-law, Velma and Lewis Berry of West Burlington, Eleanor and Jim Boor of Austinville, Pa. and Linda and Luther Wrisley of Wetona, Pa.; daughter, Dorothy Terry of Bath, N.Y.; 20 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Leona Kimball of East Smithfield- sisters-in-law, Leona Bolster of Athens and Louise Dibble of Sayre; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Doris Watson and a sister, Leda Watson Feathers and five grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home on Sunday from 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating.  Burial will be in Gillett Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Troy Community Hospital, 100 John St., Troy, Pa.  Pallbearers will be Dale Boor, Dennis Boor, Glenn Boor, Darrell Roy, Dan Roy, Dean Roy, Gavin Watson, Rod Watson, Randy Watson, Brian Watson, Calvin Watson and Scott Wrisley.  –Towanda Daily Review  (Correction daughter should be Velma and Lewis Roy not Berry.)

KENNETH H. WATSON
 Kenneth H. Watson, 81, of Gillett RR 1, PA died Wednesday, May 6, 1992 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Wilkes-Barre. He was born August 15, 1910 in Wells Township, Bradford County, PA, the son of David and Frances Haven Watson. He was a retired farmer. Mr. Watson is survived by a grandnephew, LaRue Roy, Gillett RR 1; brother, Jay Watson of Bakercrest Home for the Elderly; sister, Florence Ayres of Gillett; sister-in-law, Florence Watson of Gillett RR 1; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on May 9 with the Rev. Charles Root and the Rev. George Herrick officiating and burial to be in Gillett Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, May 14, 1992)

Ralph WELCH, 93, of Broad Acres, formerly of Gillett, died on Friday, May 16, 2003. Ralph was born May 7, 1910, in Gillett. He attended Troy High School and operated the family farm until 1945, followed by retirement from Hardinge Inc. with over 23 years of service. He was a lifelong member of the Gillett Baptist Church. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Clifton and Carolyn Welch of Naples, Fla.; grandchildren, Jon R. (Marian) Welch of Hamburg, Germany; step-grandchildren, Cindy Whitlock of Los Angeles, Lisa (Jeffrey) Gurney of Midlothian, Va., Kim (Philip) Tinder of Rochester, N.Y., Shelly (Christopher) Pope of New Rochelle, N.Y., and William T. (Joana) Whitlock of Woodstock, Ga.; and eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Anna Mae Welch, and daughter, Carolyn Ann Welch. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, N.Y., on Tuesday, May 20, 2003, from 4 to 7 p.m.  Funeral services will be held in the Gillett Baptist Church, Gillett, on Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Jonathan Johnson Memorial donations may be made in Ralph's name to the Gillett Baptist Church, in care of Nancy Oldroyd, RR 2, Box 6, Gillett, Pa. 16925.

WESCOTT, Marjorie Jane [should be Jean] Rinebold, 50, of Columbia Cross Roads, RD 3, died Wednesday, July 22, 1981 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira. Mrs. Rinebold was born March 31, 1931 in New Milford, Susquehanna County, PA., a daughter of George and Elizabeth Wellman Westcott. Mr. and Mrs. Rinebold celebrated 32 years of marriage on Sep. 29, 1980. She is survived by her husband, Levi; her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Willis of Gillett, PA., her mother-in-law, Mrs. Minnie McCaslin of Millerton RD 2; her father-in-law, Lester Rinebold of Canton; an aunt, Mrs. Emma Wellman of Montrose; and five cousins. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 25, at 11 a.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy, with the Rev. Charles Root, retired Baptist minister, officiating. Interment will be in the Gillett Cemetery. Source: The Daily Review, Towanda, PA dated July 24, 1981

WESTRICK - COLAVITA, Sandra L. (Noble)
Of Gillett, PA
Was born August 8, 1960 in Elmira, New York, the beloved daughter of Paul and Joanne (Thomas) Westrick, died in peace on Monday, October 29, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a courageous, hard fought battle with cancer at the age of 47. Sandra is survived by her loving husband of one and a half years, Alexander of Gillett, PA; children, Jessica Noble (Todd Bastion) of Troy, PA, Jennifer Noble of Troy, PA; stepdaughters, Kristi (Matthew) Carlson of Emmaus, PA, Kimberly Colavita of Gillett, PA, Jennifer Colavita of Elmira Heights, NY; grandchildren, Abigail Bastion and Lillian Depew, Colin Brown, Sophia Spier, Deakahn Colavita; parents, Paul and Joanne Westrick; sisters, Paula (Bruce) Maynard of Gillett, PA, Calli Ford also of Gillett, PA; brothers, James Westrick of Pine City, NY, Paul Westrick Jr. of Gillett, PA; special friend, Doris Ford, also of Gillett, PA; along with several nieces and nephews. Sandra faithfully attended St. Mary's Church. She was the Atlanta Braves biggest fan and an avid tennis fan as well. The Discovery Channel's Animal Planet, Meerkat Manor show was one that she was addicted to. She enjoyed reading, crossword and word puzzles and loved to borrow books from her mother's library. Above all else, her grandchildren were her world and the love of her life. Family and friends are invited to gather to honor Sandra's life on Thursday, November 1, 2007, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, November 2, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira, NY, the Reverend Jeffery Tunnicliff will celebrate her Mass. Interment will take place in the Gillett Cemetery (Route # 14 South) on Saturday, November 3, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. with Father Tunnicliff conducting the committal prayers. Memorial donations may be directed to the AOMC Foundation, c/o Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905. Her family wishes to express their sincere appreciation and a heart felt "Thank You" for the wonderful love and care shown towards Sandra and her family from Dr. Krueger and Laura Balmer and the entire staff of 3-C at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, including Cheryl and Diana who gave their hearts selflessly.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/31/2007.

WHEATON Mrs. Olive Wheaton Harkness
58, of Gillett, Pa. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1954. Mrs. Harkness & her husband operated a general store at Gillett for many years. She also served as postmaster at Gillett for 16 years. Survived by husband Earl Harkness, son Wayne Harkness of Gillett, sister Mrs. Nellie Wright of Elmira, brothers Arthur, Lee & Charles all of Erin, William Wheaton of Erie Pa.; three grandchildren. The body is at the Soper & Vickery Funeral Home Troy, where friends are invited to call & where funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Charles Root. Gillett Cemetery.

HOWARD J. WHEELER – On February 2, 2009 Howard J. Wheeler of Laurel Hill, FL died
quietly at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was 67 years of age.  He was born in the coal mining town of Pikeville, KY and for several years worked in the mines with his father and uncles.  Eventually Howard left behind the coal miner’s life for a successful career as an auctioneer.  He was a natural at buying, selling, wheeling and dealing.  He enjoyed fishing and tinkering with classic automobiles.  He also enjoyed people and often remarked that he never met a stranger.  Howard also had a deep, abiding faith in the Lord and drew upon his Heavenly Father for strength and encouragement.  His philosophy of a life well lived consisted of hard work, perseverance and recognizing one’s gifts and calling.  He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Carolyn at home, children, grandchildren and great-granddaughter.  Viewing and services were held at Morse & Kleese Funeral home, Canton with the Rev. Josh Payne of Victory Church officiating.  Interment followed in Gillett Cemetery. –Canton Independent-Sentinel/Troy Gazette-Register 2/12/2009

GEORGE F. WILSON SR. 87 of Gillett, PA, died on Sunday, March 11, 2007 at Troy Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Wilson; daughter, Ruth Ann Lowry; and sons, Thomas Wilson and George Wilson, Jr. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Bill Burdick of Gillett, PA; son and daughters-in-law, Richard and Regina Wilson of Wellsburg, NY, and Charles and Sue Wilson of Southport, NY; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, with special thanks to his granddaughter, Missy (Daughtery) Warren, and to all the staff at Troy Hospital for their help and support. Two sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law; and his special friend, Lucille Gernert also survives him. George was a veteran of World War II, worked and retired from both the Pennsylvania Railroad and General Electric. He was an avid horseshoe player, he enjoyed bowling and fishing his whole life, and he will be missed by all who knew him. Family and friends are welcome to call from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. The funeral service to honor George's life will be held Wednesday, March 14th at 8:00 p.m. with Rev. Charles Root officiating. Burial will be in Gillett Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  –Elmira Star Gazette

NELSON E. WILSON
 Nelson E. (Nick) Wilson, 84, of Gillett RR 1, died Sunday, November 24, 1991 at the Bradford County Manor. Nick was a retired tool maker from Martin Marrietta Corp., Orlando, FL and was formerly employed by Remington Rand, Elmira.  He was a US Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Winnie and Wayne Harkness of Elmira, and Joyce and Dick Berry of Gillett; son and daughter-in-law, LaRue and Dora Ann Avery of Gillett; grandchildren, Sharon Sifnakis, Roger Harkness, Diane Bones, Debbie Haxton, Randy Avery, Pam Updike, Rod Avery and Renee Harkness; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; four nieces and one nephew. He was predeceased by his wife, Winifred Wilson, on December 24, 1990. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on November 20 with the Rev. George Herrick and the Rev. Charles Root officiating and interment to be in Gillett Cemetery. Anyone wishing to may make memorials in Nick's memory to the Gillett Baptist Church. (TGR, Thursday, December 5, 1991)

WILSON - RUTH A. LOWERY
 Ruth A. Lowery, 45, of Gillett RR 1, died Tuesday, June 23, 1992 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was born January 5, 1947 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Tom and Alice Kerrick Wilson. She was employed with the Troy Area School District for a number of years. She is survived by her husband, Harold E. Lowery of Gillett RR 1; daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa A. and Todd Heckman of Bath, NY, Lori A. and Henry Saxton of Granville Summit, PA and Cindy A. and Tom Woodward of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Melissa and Tabatha Saxton; her father, George F. Wilson Sr. of Gillett; brothers and sisters-in-law, George F. Jr. and Shirley Wilson of Elmira, NY, Richard and Regina Wilson of Wellsburg, NY and Charles and Sue Wilson of Elmira, NY; a sister and brother-in-law, Susie and Bill Burdick of Gillett; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Angela Lowery, in 1967; her mother, Alice Wilson, in 1990; and a brother, Tom Wilson, in 1985. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on June 26 with the Rev. George Herrick officiating and burial to be in Gillett Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society. (TGR, Thursday, July 2, 1992)

WINTERMUTE John Garey of Gillett, PA Was born July 25, 1925 in Wyalusing, PA, the son of the late John S. and Bertha (Garey) Wintermute, died peacefully on Saturday, September 30, 2006, at his home surrounded by his loving family at the age of 81. His loving wife of 34 years, L. Lorraine (Roy) Wintermute; brother, Norman Wintermute; sister, Evelyn Morse, all predeceased him. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Anne Wintermute; daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Robert Barton, all of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Adam Wintermute, Jeremy Jordan, Joshua Passage, Jeffery (Mandi) Barton, Jesse Barton and Angelina Barton; great-grandson, Chavez; brother, Earl (Genny) Wintermute of Bentley Creek, PA; along with several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and many friends and family he loved dearly. John retired from the Ingersoll Rand Company in Athens, PA after 30+ years of dedicated service as a machinist. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and proudly served his country from 1948-1952. He will always be remembered for being a loving husband, devoted father and beloved grandfather. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Wednesday, October 4, 2006, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Funeral Services honoring his life will follow the visitation at 1:00 p.m. Reverend Charles Root will celebrate the services. Interment will follow in the Gillett Cemetery, where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Wintermute full Military Honors. Memorial donations may be directed to Guthrie Hospice Memorial Program Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840.


MASON, MRS. DELPHINE WOOD (SRGP 6475)
 Mrs. Delphine Wood Mason, 81, died Sunday, May 1, 1938, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Everett Nash of Roseville, Pa.  She leaves several children; a sister, Mrs. Edith Andrus, Gillett, Pa.; brothers Asa Wood, Wellsburg, Herman, Wilawana.  The funeral will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Nash home by the Rev. C. R. Knight.  Burial will be in Gillett Cemetery.

WORTHINGTON - Eva Austin, 78
Eva Louise Worthington Austin, age 78, of Elmira, N.Y., formerly of Fassett, died at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, after a lengthy battle with cancer.  She is survived by her husband, David Austin of Fassett; daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly (Dale) Foust of Mainesburg, Pa., and Kathy (Stan) Harris of Elmira, N.Y.; sons, Francis Raplee of Elmira and Preston Raplee (Deby Kay) of Xenia, Ohio; brother, Donald Worthington of Orlando, Fla.; 21 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; many special nieces and nephews; and special friends, Karin (Carl) Packard, JoAnne (Paul) Westrick of Fassett, Bernice Johnston of Elmira and many others. She was predeceased by a son, David Austin; four sisters; and two brothers. Eva was an avid bingo player, and a life member of the South Creek Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and the VFW Post 901, Elmira, N.Y. She retired from the A&P Plant in Horseheads, N.Y.  Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be there at the conclusion of calling hours (8 p.m.) with the Rev. Don Rockwell officiating.  Interment will be in Gillett Cemetery on Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, N.Y. 14830.  The family is especially grateful to the Falck Cancer Center, Dr. Abderhalden and all the nurses for all their wonderful care.  The South Creek Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will hold a service at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

WORTHINGTON –EVA LOUISE AUSTIN. Age 78, of Elmira, NY, formerly of Fassett, PA died at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, on Sunday, February 2, 2003, after a lengthy battle with cancer.  She is survived by her husband; David Austin of Fassett, PA, daughters and sons-in-law; Beverly (Dale) Foust of Mainesburg, PA, Kathy (Stan) Harris of Elmira, NY, sons; Francis Raplee of Elmira, NY, Preston Raplee (Deby Kay) of Xenia, OH, brother Donald Worthing of Orlando, FL, 21 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, many special nieces and nephews.  Special friends; Karin (Carl) Packard, JoAnne (Paul) Westrick of Fassett, PA, Bernice Johnston of Elmira and many others.  Predeceased in death by son; David Austin, 4 sisters, 2 brothers. Eva was an avid bingo player, a life member of South Creek Fire Dept. Ladies Aux., and the VFW Post 901, Elmira, NY.  She retired from the A & P Plant, Horseheads.  Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira on Thursday, February 6, 2003 from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM.  Funeral and committal services will be there at the conclusion of calling hours (8:00 PM) with the Reverend Don Rockwell officiating.  Interment will be in Gillett Cemetery on Friday, February 7, 2003 at 11:00 AM.  Memorial donations may be made to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY.  Special thanks to the Falck Cancer Center, Dr. Abdberhalden and all the nurses for all their wonderful care.  The South Creek Fire Dept. Ladies Aux. Will hold a service at 6:30 PM at the funeral home.

WRIGHT – Albert A. Wright, 80, of Gillett RD 1, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 1962. Survived by wife, Mrs. Neva Maynard Wright; daughter, Mrs. William Watson of Gillett; sons, Delos of Albany and Allen of Gillett; sisters, Mrs. Colie Maynard of Gillett, Mrs. Edward Hoagland and Mrs. Permelia Young of Elmira; brother, Willie E. Wright of Binghamton, Chauncey of Gillett; 8 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. Body at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. Calling hours: today 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral there Saturday at 2 PM, the Rev. Charles Root. Gillett Cemetery.

BETTY LOU WRIGHT
 Betty Lou Wright, 59, of Gillett RD 1, died April 15, 1990 at the home of her aunt, Florence Watson, with whom she had lived for 50 years. She was born June 27, 1930 in Elmira, the daughter of Delos and Gertrude Stamp Wright.  She was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church. She is survived by her stepmother, Kathryn Wright of Nassau, NY; half-brothers, Michael Wright of Buskirk, NY and David Wright of Nassau; aunts, Florence W. Watson of Gillett RD 1 and Myrtle Carpenter of Elmira; uncles, Allen (Dorothy) Wright of Gillett nad Paul Kingston of Cupertino, CA; several cousins including Esther Watson of Gillett of RD 1, Sylvia Roy of Gillett RD 1 and LaRue Roy of Gillett; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held April 17 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Charles Root officiating and burial to be in Gillett Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, April 19, 1990)

WRIGHT Duane E. "Weiner"
A longtime resident of the Coryland, PA community died, Sunday morning, September 13, 2009 following a 40 year battle with M.S. at the age of 64. Born on May 26, 1945, Duane was the son of the late Allen & Dorothy Marsh Wright. He served his country in Thailand during the Vietnam War in the United States Army and quickly achieved the position of Sergeant. While in service he was awarded several honors for his service. Duane married Carolyn Jordan on September 28, 1968 in the Fassett Baptist Church by Pastor Donald Rockwell. A hard working man, Duane was employed by Upstate Tool Inc. and Corser Manufacturing for many years. He enjoyed his life's work and was well respected in the Tool and Die field by his colleagues. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, bike riding, and was a passionate Richart Petty fan. Duane was also a woodworker and in his time off enjoyed helping his neighbors and friends. He was proud of, and preferred his red Farmall Tractor to any green ones. Surviving is his loving family, daughter and son-in-law, Susan & Rick Bartlow, Gillett, PA; son, Robert Wright, Chandler, AZ; Duane's former wife and loving friend, Carolyn Jordan, Fassett, PA; many cousins including, special cousin, Pat Magin; step grandchildren, Rebecca and Rickie Jr. Bartlow; step great grandson, Ajay Bartlow; and many cherished family friends who will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Friday September 18, 2009 between the hours of 5-8 p.m. and again on Saturday morning from 9–11 a.m. Funeral services will follow the Saturday morning visitation at 11 a.m. with longtime friend, the Reverend Donald Rockwell officiating. Graveside services will follow in the Gillett Cemetery where Duane will be laid to rest with full military honors. The family will provide their own flowers and requests memorials be directed to the Nation M.S. Society at http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/duane.wright where a personal link has been established for Duane or to the Big Elm Fire Dept, c/o Donna Noble, RR 2 Box 820, Gillett, PA 16925 for their years of dedication when needed.  Published in Star-Gazette on September 15, 2009

WRIGHT - ELSIE P. KELLEY
 Elsie Permelia (Young) Kelly, 94, of Ocala, FL died May 31, 1992 in Ocala. She was born in Gillett, PA and resided there for many years. She is survived by granddaughters, Beverly Osborne of Hawley, PA and Barbara Freeman of Silver Springs, FL; grandson, Michael Young of Syracuse, NY; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Howard Kelly, in 1984. Memorial services were held at the Gillett Baptist Church June 27 with the Rev. Charles Root officiating and interment to be in Gillett Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, July 2, 1992) [Note from great grandaughter - She was born Elsie Permelia Wright  30 March 1898- Married Joseph (Joe) Young- they had Elmer Young (grandpa) in 1915, Great-Grandpa Joe Passed in 1950, and some decades later Great grandma Married Howard Kelley.

WRIGHT Florence WATSON, age 92, of Gillett, PA, died on Tuesday, May 9, 2000 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township, PA.  She was born on September 3, 1907 in Roseville, PA, a daughter of the late Albert and Elizabeth (Wright) Wright.  Florence was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church for 66 years.  Florence is survived by her daughters, Ester Watson, Gillett RR1, PA; Sylvia Roy of Gillett, PA; grandson, J. LaRue (Ann) Roy of RR 1, Gillett; great-granddaughter, Kimberly (Craig) Mott of Towanda, PA; great-great-grandson, Davidson Jay Mott of Towanda, PA; several step-great-grandchildren; special nephew, Duane Wright of RR, Gillett; aunt, Louise Siskowski of Elmia, NY; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband William Watson (1985); brothers, Delos Wright, Allen Wright, Paul Kingston.  Funeral services were held May 12 at the Vickery Funeral Home in troy with the Reverend Charles Root officiating and interment to be in Gillett Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimers Association, Rochester Chapter, 435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, May 18, 2000


Entries below this line are women Identified only by a married alias for whom the birth name can not be determined. If you know the woman's own surname let me know so I can alphabetize her in this listing.

 

? BARTO MARGARET M
Margaret M. Age 78, of Gillett, PA, died on Tuesday, March 27, 2007, at home. Marge was born in Boonton, NJ and had graduated from Bernardsville High School (Basking Ridge). She worked at the Veterans Administration Hospital of Lyons, NJ and retired as the secretary to the Chief of Radiology. Marge was a member of the ABW (American Baptist Women) of the First Baptist Church; she was also a member of the Home Bureau - Country Cousins Group; plus she was involved with the Senior Citizens Center; all of Gillett, PA. Marge was also an active member of the Gillett Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Edythe King-Sanders and three grandsons, Shawn King, Daniel King and Michael D'Avella, all of Holiday, FL. She is also survived by her sister, Alice Bingert of Washington, NJ; two nieces, Diane Shultz of Collegeville, PA, Pastor Janice Sutton of NJ; nephew, William Sutton of Neshanic Station, NJ; and five great-nieces. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Friday, March 30, 2007, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. with funeral services at 1:00 p.m. The Reverend Allen H. Goss will officiate. Interment in Gillett Cemetery immediately following.

 

? HOLCOMB - Mrs. Ora Thomas Holcomb of Gillett, Pa. Funeral services will be held at the family home Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Cyril W. Houston of Lisbon, Ohio and the Rev. Charles R. Root, Gillett Cemetery. The Lady Gillett Lodge of Rebekah will conducts services at the family home tonight at 8 .

? EDNA R. KOPSON
Edna R. Kopson, 68, of Fernandina Beach, FL died unexpectedly on February 23, 1996 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, FL. She was a retired registered nurse and a member of the Memorial United Methodist Church in Fernandina Beach and a former member of the Gillett Baptist Church in Gillett, PA. A native of Philadelphia, PA, Mrs. Kopson moved to Florida 1-1/2 years ago from Gillett, PA. She is survived by her husband, Joseph C. Kopson of Fernandina Beach; stepdaughter, Charlotte Catherman of North Wales, PA; two grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on March 2 with the Rev. Robert Weaver officiating and interment to be in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, PA. (TGR Thursday, March 7, 1996)

? DORIS ANN PARKER
 Doris Ann Parker, 53, of RD #2, Gillett, PA, died January 19, 1990 at home. She was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church and taught Sunday School and junior choir.  She was employed at the Bradford County Manor and previously at St. Joseph's Hospital as a nurse. She is survived by her husband, David Arthur Parker; daughters and sons-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony (Lisa Parker) Colitti of Gillett, PA.  Mr. and Mrs. David (Roxanna Potter) Bennett of Rock Springs, WY, Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Paula Potter) Shlagle of Denver, CO; mother, Lucille (Elston) Ande of Elmira; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rhonda (Elston) and Randy Sampietro of Myrtle Beach, SC, Mary (Elston) and Douglas Rose of Elmira; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held January 26 at the Barrett Funeral Home in Elmira with the Rev. George Herrick officiating and burial to be in Gillett Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, February 1, 1990)

? Alice - MRS. MORRIS ST. JAMES  (SRGP 81180)
Mrs. Alice M. St. James, 86, late of Gillett, Pa., died this morning at 7:30 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Angie Longwell, 810 John Street, Elmira. She is survived by her husband, Morris St. James; the daughters, Mrs. Longwell; five grandchildren;l1 great grandchildren. The funeral will be held at the Baptist Church at Gillett, Pa., Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Sidney Kane will officiate. Burial in the Gillett, Pa., Cemetery.
 

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