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WILLIAM T. BIDDLE JR., 64, of Horseheads, NY, died Wednesday, April 7, 1993. Mr. Biddle was born on November 3, 1928 in State College, PA, the son of William T. and Esther Hartsock Biddle Sr. He attended Troy Schools and graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. He taught in the Troy School district for 11 years and retired after 23 years of teaching in the Horseheads Central School District. He was a charter member of the Southern tier Retired Lions Club, a member of the Trojan Lodge #306 F&AM, the Horseheads Elks Lodge #2297 and the Retired Teachers Association. He is survived by his wife Jennie Spallino Biddle, 322 Shappee St., Horseheads, NY; mother, Esther Hartsock Biddle of Horseheads, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas W. and Vinceen Biddle of Horseheads, NY; daughters and son-in-law, Patricia Davis of Horseheads, NY; and Tari and Damir Lazaric of Owego, NY; nine grandchildren; one great-grandson; sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Earl Matteson of Endicott, NY; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, William T. Biddle Sr. in 1990. Funeral services were held April 10 at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home in Horseheads with Pastor David Cosgrove officiating and interment to be in Glenwood Cemetery, troy, PA. A memorial service is to be held Saturday, April 17 at the Troy Methodist Church. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Horseheads Emergency Volunteers or the American Lung Association in Mr. Biddle’s memory. –Troy Gazette-Register.
WILLIAM T. BIDDLE SR.
William T. Biddle Sr., 86, of Horseheads and formerly of Troy, died August 12, 1990 at the Elcor Nursing Home in Horseheads. He was born June 27, 1904 in Waddle, PA, the son of John and Eva Williams Biddle. He attended Penn State University and was a member of Alpha Phi Sigma. He operated Biddle's Bakery in Troy for 37 years, retiring in 1972. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy, a charter member and past president of Troy Lions Club, a 50-year member and past member of the Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 306 F and AM. He was a 45-year member and past high priest of the Troy Royal Arch Chapter No. 261 and a member of the Williamsport Consistory. Mr. Riddle is survived by his wife of 63 years, Esther Hartsock Biddle; son and daughter-in-law, William and Jennie Biddle Jr. of Horseheads; daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Earl Matteson of Endicott; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held August 15 (2 pm) at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church of Troy or the Horseheads Village Volunteer Fire Company. (TGR, Thursday, August 16, 1990)
Britton “Brittie” BIXBY, age 56, of Troy, PA died on Wednesday, June 27, 2001 at the Bradford County manor. He was born on October 15, 1944 in Elmira, NY, the son of Neil and Doris (Elvidge) Bixby Robbins. Brittie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy, PA. He was also a member of the Sylvania Lions Club. Brittie was a very special man whose life revolved around help others; there are many happy memories of Brittie’s birthday parties. Brittie is survived by his mother, Doris (Elvidge) Robbins and step-father, Vernon “Spike” Robbins of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; brothers, Don (Carolyn) Bixby of East Smithfield, PA; niece, Susan (Ralph) Hadlock of Ulster, PA; aunts, Edith (Lloyd) Shedden of Granville Summit, PA, Gladys (Stuart) Freeman of Granville Summit, PA, Joyce Bixby of Mansfield, PA; uncle, Richmond (Freda) Sweet of Troy, PA; several great nieces and nephews; several cousins; step-family, Harold (Renee) Nichols and family of Big Pond, Pa, Mike (Barb) Robbins and family of Big Pond, PA; and special friends, Jackie Press and Jerry Vickery. He is predeceased by his father, Neil S. Bixby in 1982; uncle Britton N. Bixby; and special friends, Nettie Morley. Services were private at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating and interment to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA. Pallbearers were to be Steve Bixby, Tom Bixby, Mike Bixby, Joe Bixby, Susan Hadlock and Jerry Vickery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorial contributions in Brittie’s name may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Troy, 160 Canton Street, Troy, PA 16947 or the Bradford County Manor Volunteers, RR 3, ox 322, Troy, PA 16947. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, July 7, 201
BRITTON N. BIXBY, 77, of Mansfield, died Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro. He was born Jan. 10, 1924 in Troy, a son of the late Britton Leon and Hila H. (Stanton) Bixby. Britt was a 1941 graduate of Troy High School, and served in the United States Army in the European and Pacific Theaters during World War II. Britt and his wife, the former Joyce M. Greenough celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on May 25, 2001. He was a 1951 graduate of Ithaca College. In 1952, he began teaching at Mansfield High School, where he coached soccer, basketball, baseball, and track and field. Britt’s highlight of his life was coaching all five of his sons in soccer. He retired from teaching in 1982. Britt also worked at Scureman Funeral Home, the Canton High School Education Department, the Tioga County Children’s and Youth Services, and the Endless Mountains Transportation Authority. He was a member of the first Baptist Church of Mansfield. Britt was a member of the Sylvania Lions Club, the Troy American Legion Post 49, and the Troy V.F.W. Post 8675. Britt also served for 20 years as a Mansfield Borough Councilman. His interests included antiques and classic automobiles. In addition to his wife, Britt is survived by his: sons, Brent (Yohanna) of Modesto, Calif., Scott (Mimi) of Mansfield, Mark (Arifa) of Houston, Texas, Chris (Susan) of York, and Jon (Marie) of Charleston, Ill.; grandchildren, Eliot Long, Mark, Scott, Maxwell, Britton, Colin, Tyler, Samuel, Abigail, Sara, and Rebekah Bixby; sister-in-law, Doris Robbins of Columbia Cross Roads; brother-in-law, Richmond Sweet of Troy; several nieces and nephews; special friend “son”, Larry Keener of Wellsboro. He was predeceased by his: brothers, Walter and Neil Bixby, sister, Marian Bixby Sweet. The funeral service will be held Saturday, June 23, 2001, at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Mansfield, Main and Sherwood Streets, Mansfield, with the Rev. Dr. John Whitfield and the Rev. Randolph J. van der Hiel officiating. Friends are invited to call at the Scureman Funeral Home, Inc., 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, Friday, June 22, 2001, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions in Britt’s name may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Mansfield, Main and Sherwood Streets, Mansfield, PA or the Britton Bixby Scholarship Fund, c/o First Citizens Bank of Mansfield, Mansfield, PA. –Towanda Daily Review.
Britton N. BIXBY, age 77, of Mansfield, PA, died on Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born on January 10, 1924 in Troy, PA, a son of the late Britton Leon and Hila H. (Stanton) Bixby. Britt was a 1941 graduate of Troy High School, and served in the United States Army in the European and Pacific Theaters during World War II. Britt and his wife, the former Joyce M. Greenough, recently celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on May 25, 2001. He was a 1951 graduate of Ithaca College and in 1952, he began teaching at Mansfield High School where he coached sports. He retired from teaching in 1982. Britt also worked at Scureman Funeral Home, the Canton High School Education Dept., the Tioga County Children’s Youth Services, and the Endless Mountain transportation Authority. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield. Britt was a member of the Sylvania Lions Club, the Troy American Legion Post #49, and the Troy VFW Post #8675. Britt also served for 20 years as a councilman for the Mansfield Borough. In addition to his wife, Britt is survived by his sons, Brent (Yohanna) of Modesto, AC; Scott (Mimi) of Mansfield, PA; Mark (Arifia) of Houston, TX; Chris (Susan) of York, PA; and Jon (Marie) of Charleston, IL; grandchildren, Eliot Long, mark Scott, Maxwell Britton, Colin, Tyler, Samuel, Abigail, Sarah, and Rebekah Bixby, Sister-in-law, Doris Robbins of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; brother-in-law, Richmond Sweet of Troy, PA; several nieces and nephews; special friend, “Son” Larry Keener of Wellsboro, PA. He was predeceased by his brothers, Walter and Neil Bixby; sister, Marian Bixby Sweet. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 23 at 1:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Mansfield, main and Sherwood Streets, Mansfield, PA with the Reverend Dr. John Whitfield and the Reverend Rudolph J. van den Heil officiating. Friends are invited to call at Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield, PA on Friday, June 22, 2001 from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA. Memorial contributions in Britt’s name may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Mansfield, PA, Main and Sherwood Streets, Mansfield, PA 16944 or to the Britton Bixby Scholarship Fund, c/o First Citizens Bank Mansfield, Mansfield, PA 16922. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, June 21, 2001
BIXBY MARIAN B. SWEET
Private services were held for Marian B. Sweet, 70, of Troy, with Rev. Horace Patton officiating and interment in Glenwood Cemetery, arrangements under the direction of Vickery Funeral Home. Mrs. Sweet died on June 5, 1981 in Troy Community Hospital. She was born July 31, 1910 in Leona, Pa, the daughter of Britton Leon and Hila Stanton Bixby. She was a member of Sylvania Presbyterian Church, Troy Grange and Troy BPW. She was a former co-owner of McClelland's Clothing Store in Troy. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Richmond Sweet; daughter Mrs. Samuel (Janet) Orlowski Jr. of S. Waverly; mother Hila Bixby of Troy; brothers, Neil Bixby of Troy and Britton Bixby of Mansfield; grandson Jason Richmond Orlowski; sister-in-law Dorothy Bixby of Groveville, NJ; several nieces and nephews. (TGR, Thursday, June 11, 1981)
BIXBY Marian B. Sweet, 70, of Troy RD 3, died Friday, June 5, in Troy Community Hospital. She was born July 31, 1910 in Leona, PA, a daughter of Britton Leon and Hila STANTON Bixby. She was a member of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church, Troy Grange, Troy BPW. Mrs. Sweet was a former co-owner of McClellands Clothing Store. Richmond and Marion Sweet celebrated 52 years of marriage September of 1980. She is survived by her husband, Richmond Sweet; daughter, Mrs Samuel (Janet) Orlowski Jr. of South Waverly; mother Hila Bixby of Troy; brothers, Neil Bixby of Troy and Burton Bixby of Mansfield, grandson, Jason Richmond Orlowski, sister-in-law Dorothy Bixby of Groveville, NJ, several nieces and nephews. She was preleased in death by her father Britton Bixby in 1959 and brother, Walter Bixby in 1967. There will be no visitation A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Rev. Horace Patton will officiate. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. The family will provide flowers. Memorials may be directed to the Sylvania Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. RHW. Towanda Daily Review, June 3, 1981.
BIXBY Neil S
Troy Gazette Register 1982
Neil S. Bixby, 67, died June 20. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy and a charter member of the Sylvania Lions Club, where he had 28 years of perfect attendance. He had been employed with Tropy Sales for 25 years and was Superintendent of Glenwood Cemetery from 1948 to 1978.
BLAIR - KATHERINE PRENTICE
Katherine B. Prentice, 77, of Troy RR 2, died Tuesday, September 3, 1991 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born January 15, 1914 in Kenbridge, VA, the daughter of Harry and LaVerna Laffoon Blair. She was a graduate of St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Elmira and was a registered nurse at Cortland County Hospital and Troy Community Hospital. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Leon W. Prentice; a brother and sister-in-law, Lorton and Hilda Blair of Troy RR 2; a sister, Agnes Blair of Pine Grove Mills, PA; nephews, James Blair of Troy and Leslie Blair of Buffalo; nieces, Susan Borek of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2, Nancy Teribury of Troy RR 2 and Faye Blair of Houston, TX; five great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Julia Blair, in 1948. Services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on September 5 with the Rev. James Crupi officiating. (TGR, Thursday, September 12, 1991)
EARL BLACKBURN (SRGP 78326)
Services for Earl Blackburn, 80, of Troy, were held Oct 13 at the Vickery Funeral Home with Rev. Garry Zuber and Rev. Herbert Punchard officiating. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Blackburn died Oct 10, 1983. He was born Jan 23, 1903 in Jefferson City, TN, son of Horace and Belle Rankin Blackburn. He was a member and deacon of Troy Baptist Church and member of Troy Senior Citizens. He was employed with Troy Borough and the highway department. He was an avid bowler and former employee of Terrace Lanes. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ruth Blackburn; daughter, Mrs. Robert (Betty) York of Troy; grandchildren, David York, Lee York and Mrs. Randy (Carol) Storrs; four great-grandchildren. (TGR, Thursday, Oct 20, 1983)
BLACKWELL J CARSON
Death of J. Carson Blackwell Saddens Troy
Troy Gazette-Register, September 12, 1935
Active in Troy Business And Social Life For Many Years
Stricken with a heart attack while at his work in the First National Bank last Saturday at eleven, J. Carson Blackwell, 52, died in his Elmira Street home Monday morning, September 9th, at eleven. Although he had not been in the best of health for some time, his untimely death came as a great shock to his many friends throughout Bradford County.
A native of West Burlington Township, he was the son of Alfred C. and the late Emma Rockwell Blackwell. His boyhood was spent in West Burlington, the family removing to Towanda when he was eleven years old. There he attended the public schools, being graduated from Towanda High School. He came to Troy in 1907 as Assistant Cashier of the Grange National Bank and, within a few months, was promoted to the position of Cashier. There, by his unfailing kindness and consideration, he made and held an increasingly large number of friends. Upon the merging of the Grange National Bank with the First National Bank, he became an Assistant Cashier. He was first President of the Troy Rotary Club, Master of Trojan Lodge, No. 306 in 1914, a member of Troy Royal Arch Chapter, No. 261, and the Williamsport consistory, the Mount Moriah Masonic Club, the Troy Rod and Gun Club, the Troy Business Men’s Club and other organizations. He was a deacon in the First Presbyterian Church. He was a fine citizen, a man whose ancestry traced to the early settlers of the Burlington section. His death is a real loss. He is survived by his wife, the former Beatrice Drake, whom he married in 1909, a son, John Drake Blackwell, Troy, the father, Alfred C. Blackwell, a sister, Miss Rebecca, and a brother, Joseph, all of Hazleton, and another brother, Frederick, of Penn Yan, N. Y. The funeral was held from his late home at 2:30 P.M. yesterday (Wednesday) Rev. Montague White officiating, and the beautiful Masonic service was used for the burial in the family plot in Glenwood.
JOHN D. BLACKWELL, 75, Troy, PA, died Friday, June 21, 1996 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born January 25, 1921 in Troy, the son of J. Carson and Beatrice Drake Blackwell. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a 50-year member and past commander of Troy VFW Post 8675 and the Troy American Legion Post 49. He was a member and past president of the Troy Area School Board. He was a 50-year member and past master of the Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 306 F&AM. He was a member of Troy Royal Arch Chapter, Valley of Towanda and Valley of Williamsport Scottish rites, Irem temple, Bradford County Shrine Club Cashmere Grotto and Knights Templar. Mr. Blackwell was a charter member and past president of the Troy Lions Club and received the Melvin Jones Fellow award, the club’s highest honor. He was a member of the Wheel Inn Club, Ponderosa Hunting Club and the Canton Moose. John delighted many people with his musical talents on the organ and piano. He appeared for many years at Joycrest Skating Rink and Eldridge Park in Elmira, NY. He was formerly employed at Welles Supply Co. in Elmira. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Polly Blackwell (225 Prospect St., Troy); daughters and sons-in-law, Diane Freeman of Sayre, PA, Judy and Merle Chaapel of Troy, Barbie Blackwell of the Martha Lloyd School in Troy and Nancy and Denny Oldroyd of Gillett; sons, Jim and Karen Blackwell of Troy, David Blackwell and Donna Woodward of Troy; grandchildren, Scott and Elizabeth Freeman, Sheila Freeman, Kimberly Chaapel, Ryan and Krissy Chaapel, Jennifer Oldroyd, Lindsay Oldroyd, Brenda Chrzan, Christy Woodward and Michelle Blackwell; numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services are to be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Troy on Wednesday, June 26 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Debbie Blair officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, with full military honors. A Masonic service was held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on June 25. Memorials may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, Redington Avenue, Troy, PA. –Troy Gazette-Register.
BLACKWELL - Willis D. Blackwell -66, died Friday morning. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. Dix Ballard. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
BLAIR Agnes V. Blair
age 85 of W. Burlington, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital. Agnes was born Sept. 15, 1926 in Troy, daughter of the late Harry & Laverna (Lafoon) Blair. She was a graduate of Troy High School. Agnes was a naturalist and enjoyed farming having a deep interest in agriculture. Survivors include three nieces, Nancy and Earl Teribury of Troy, Susan Borek of Columbia Cross Roads, andFaye Blair of Houston, Texas, and two nephews, James Blair and Leslie Blair both of Loudon, Tenn. Agnes was predeceased by her parents, a brother H. Lorton Blair, sisters, Julia Blair and Katherine Prentice, sister-in-law, Hilda Blair, brother-in-law, Leon Prentice and a nephew Michael Borek. It was Agnes's wishes that services be private. She will be laid to rest on her family plot in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. Towanda Daily Review – October 7, 2011
H. LORTON BLAIR
H. Lorton Blair, 73, Troy RR 2, PA, died on Monday, November 27, 1995 at home. He was born in Kenbridge, VA on November 8, 1922, the son of Harry and LaVerna LaFoon Blair. He served in the US Army during WW II in the South Pacific. He was a dairy farmer for 30 years, serving as a director for Eastern Milk Producers six years. Mr. Blair was selected to serve on the National Dairy Advisory Committee in 1990 under the Secretary of Agriculture, was a long time member of the Springfield Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing, golfing, and gardening during his retirement.
A devoted husband and loving father and grandfather, he is survived by his wife of 53 years, Hilda Schrader Blair (Box 374); sons, James, at home; Leslie of Johnson City, TN; daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Michael Borek of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; Nancy and Earl Teribury of Troy, PA; daughter, Faye Blair of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Earl and Elizabeth Teribury; Kyle, Kane and Lindsay Borek; sister, Agnes Blair of Danville, PA; brother-in-law, Leon Prentice, Troy RR 2. He was predeceased by sisters, Katherine Prentice in 1991 and Julia Blair in 1948. Funeral services were to be held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Friday, December 1 (11 a.m.) with the Rev. Jonathan Stanley officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. (Calling hours at the Vickery Funeral Home on Thursday, November 30 from 7-9.) Memorials may be directed to Guthrie Home Health, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848. (TGR Thursday, November 30, 1995)
BLAIR JULIA - Blair, Miss Julia E-aged 31, of Troy, died Sunday afternoon, June 12, 1949. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. H B Blair of Troy; two sisters, Miss Agnes Blair and Mrs. Katherine Prentice, both of Troy; one brother Lorton Blair, Columbia Cross Rds. Services were held Wednesday. Rev Owen Barrett officiating. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery.
BLAIR –KATERINE B. PRENTICE, 77, of Troy RR 2, died Tuesday, September 3, 1991 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born January 15, 1914 in Kenbridge, VA, the daughter of Harry and LaVerna Laffoon Blair. She was a graduate of St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Elmira and was a registered nurse at Cortland County Hospital and Troy Community Hospital. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Leon W. Prentice: a brother and sister-in-law, Lorton and Hilda Blair of Troy RR 2; a sister, Agnes Blair of Pine Grove Mills, PA; nephews, James Blair of Troy and Leslie Blair of Buffalo; nieces, Susan Borek of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2, Nancy Teribury of Troy RR 2, and Faye Blair of Houston, TX; five great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Julia Blair, in 1948. Services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on September 5 with the Rev. James Crupi officiating.
BLAKESLEE –MARTHA BLAKESLEE BALLARD, wife of Laertus J. Ballard, was born Oct 4, 1843, and entered into the fullness of eternal life August 13, 1920. Sister Ballard was gloriously converted fifty-one years ago in her own home on the farm, and from that day she has been a staunch and devout member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. It is not surprising that in the closing weeks of a five months illness, although the weary body was distressed she rested in sweet assurance and triumphant with exultant faith, and many expressions of peace and joy came from her dying lips. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Jennie Stiles of New York City, and Mrs. Katherine B. Morse of Athens, Pa.; two sons, Dr. M. B. Ballard of Troy, Pa. and O. Burr Ballard of Eureka, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Francis B. Sadler of Syracuse, NY and Mrs. Polly Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tenn. (Buried Glenwood Cemetery)
TROY LOSES ONE OF ITS FINEST CITIZENS IN THE DEATH OF LISTON BLISS
Liston BLISS, who was born in LeRoy Township, November 30, 1846, died in his Elmira Street home this Thursday morning, October 22d, after many months of illness. He was the son of the late Dr. Chester T. and Nancy (Bostwick) Bliss. His paternal grandfather, Zenos Bliss, native of Connecticut, settled in LeRoy Township in 1841. Mr. Bliss was educated in the LeRoy schools and at the Susquehanna Collegiate Institute, Towanda. He began his very successful business career as a clerk in an Athens store in December, 1865. He came to Troy in 1866 to enter the employ of Redington & Leonard, soon going into what was then known at the “butter room” and eventually becoming a butter buyer for the firm. With but a short break—when he left Troy to become associated with a Watkins Glen hardware firm—Mr. Bliss was with Redington & Leonard until he entered business for himself, associated at first with the late Mack Long and Edward Bailey, better known to the Bradford County of that time as “Buckwheat” Bailey. With the withdrawal of Mr. Long and Mr. Bailey, the firm was later to become Bliss, Willour & Price, for many years in the store now occupied by the Market Basket. Mr. Bliss’ business career was interwoven with Bradford County butter, at first in the days when butter was sold but twice a year, later as a partner in the Troy Creamery, now the Borden plant. While in partnership in the creamery with the late E. L. Teeter, the firm took and successfully completed several contracts for butter for the United States Navy. Mr. Bliss was a member of Company C, Thirtieth Pennsylvania Militia during the Civil War, served six weeks and was honorably discharged in 1863. He was, at one time, a member of Gustin Post, G.A.R. He was a trustee of the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, and intensely interested in its fine progress. He was until recently, treasurer of the Henrietta McKnight Visiting Nurse Association, he was Vice-President of the First National Bank, was first High Priest in 11887, of Troy Royal Arch Chapter, No. 261, and served again as High Priest in 1905, the only Past High Priest to be so honored. He was Master of Trojan Lodge, No. 306, F. & A.M. in 1883, was a member of the Canton Commandery, Williamsport Consistory and other Masonic bodies. He was a former Burgess and Councilman of Troy Boro, an Elder of the First Presbyterian Church, prominent in the Republican party and other local and county organizations. Mr. Bliss was twice married, his first wife being Miss Aimee Kerrick of Gaines, Tioga County. Several years after her death he married Mrs. H. Brunette Pomeroy of Troy. There were no children. In the death of Mr. Bliss, Troy and Western Bradford have lost a citizen of more than usual attainment—a fine man in every sense of the word. His was a life signalized by charity in thought and action, a fine sense of Christian citizenship and obligation to his chosen community. The funeral will be held from the home at one o’clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. Montague White will officiate and interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery. (handwritten on article 1936)–Buried Glenwood Cemetery.
John A. BLOOM
John A. Bloom, an old and respected citizen of this section, departed this life on Friday, August 23rd, 1901, at the age of 72 years. The funeral service was held from the home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. Ward Mosher of the M. E. church officiating. The members of G. A. R. attended the services in a body, officiating at the interment services at Glenwood cemetery. His departure came after an extended illness with diabetes and heart disease, but to within about a year previous to his death he was actively engaged in the work his energetic and willing nature brought to him. Possessing a generous and free hearted disposition, loyal to and serving in his country’s cause in time of conflict, a patriotic and true citizen, the pleasant memories of his life are held dear by relatives and friends and those who felt the influence of his life. Mr. Bloom was born in Canton twp., August 21st, 1829, a son of Elsha and Bersheba Bloom, deceased. One brother, Geo., of Harvey, Illinois, and two sisters, Mrs. D. D. Merchant, of Ellston, North Dakota, and Mrs. Oakley Lewis of LeRoy, survive him. Three sisters have died, Mrs. Betsey Hoagland of Shunk, Pa., Mrs. Dolly Hoagland of East Canton and Mrs. Olive Carpenter, of Capron, Illinois. He was married on August 26th, 1849, to Mary N. Hoagland of Elkland, to whom four children were born; Carpenter of Troy; Rosalie Nancy, died in June, 1876; Olive Ladora died October 14th, 1862, and Lelia Ettania died October 7th, 1862. After the death of his first wife, which occurred on July 8th, 1865, he was again married September 24th, 1865 to Mary A. Leonard, of LeRoy, who survives, widow of Lewis M. Leonard, by whom she had one child, Frances E. Williams. To this second marriage three children were born; Mrs. Alice Conderman, of Hornellsville, N. Y., Elisha L. Bloom of North Cohocton, N. Y., and Mrs. Nellie Owen of Grover. By Occupation Mr. Bloom was a farmer. His career in his active service in the war of the 60’s was a notable one. On July 25th, 1862, at the age of 33 years, he enlisted at Canton, Pa., in Co. C. 123d Pa. V. I. 2nd Brig., 3d Div., A. C. He was enrolled as Corporal and in due time was made Sergeant, in the 2nd N.Y. Harris Lt. Cav. May 3rd, 1863, he was wounded at Chancellorsville, Va. Slightly, by buck-shot in the right wrist. During this enlistment he took active part in the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville; he was honorably discharged May 24, 1863, at Harrisburg, Pa., at expiration of term and re-enlisted September 17th, 1864 in Avon Livingston Co., N. Y., in Co. K, 2d N. Y. Harris L. C. During his second enlistment he participated in the engagements at Cedar Creek, Mt. Jackson, a Cavalry surprise in the field Charlotteville Columbia Five Forks and Appomattox C. H., receiving his final honorable discharge June 5, 1865, at Alexandria, Va. Mr. Bloom became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at East Canton about twenty-five years ago always faithfully filling his position in the fellowship of that denomination. He had always resided in Canton twp., near the site of his birth place until the year of 1897, in the month of April when he removed to this place, residing on Elmira street until the spring of 1899, when he completed the building of and moved into the pleasant home on Paine’s Hill. TGR 1901
BOEHM Phyllis A. (Boehm) Johns
Troy, PA: Phyllis A. (Boehm) Johns, 82, of Troy, PA died unexpectedly Saturday, July 30, 2011 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late Lawrence D. "Larry" Johns who passed away on January 20, 1995. The couple married April 2, 1948 and had 47 happy years together. Family and friends are welcome to call from 7:00-9:00 PM on Friday, August 5, 2011 and again from 10:00-11:00 AM on August 6, 2011 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street Troy, PA. The funeral service to honor Phyllis' life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 6th at the funeral home with her pastor, Rev. Garry Zuber, officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Phyllis was born on March 18, 1929 in Sayre, PA. She was the daughter of the late Stanley and Emma (Lineman) Boehm. She and Larry became residents of Troy in 1950. Phyllis was a cook at the Troy High School cafeteria for over 20 years until her retirement in 1997. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy and a long time member of United Commercial Travelers where she held many offices. In addition, she was a long time member of Troy Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary and bowled in the Thursday Night Ladies League at Terrace Lanes. Phyllis loved traveling, especially to Branson, Missouri, San Francisco, California and St. Augustine, Florida. She enjoyed her cat Cindy and watching her humming birds. She would escape the cold weather by going to St. Augustine Florida every other Christmas. Phyllis enjoyed eating ice cream sundaes at Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, eating See's Chocolates of San Francisco, and listening to music by Daniel O'Donnell. Phyllis is survived by her four sons: Richard, and wife Susan Johns, of Pacifica, CA. Gary Johns and friend Lynette Richardson of Troy, Keith, and wife Louise, Johns of Elmira, NY, Bruce, and wife Barbara Johns of St. Augustine, FL, her Grandchildren: Amanda, David, and Alexander Johns of Troy, Emma and Samantha Johns of Pacifica, CA, Melisa and Anthony Johns of St. Augustine, FL, and several great grandchildren, her brothers Louis (Phyllis) Boehm of Waverly, NY and Donald Boehm of Sayre, PA, along with several nieces and nephews. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Larry, her granddaughter Lori Ann Johns, who passed away on January 27, 1991, and her brother and sister-in-law Jack and Jennie Boehm. Contributions may be made in Phyllis' memory to the charity of ones own choosing. Star Gazette - August 4, 2011
BOHLAYER - DOROTHY BOHLAYER Loomis
Dorothy Bohlayer Loomis, 90, of Troy, PA died June 10, 2002 at her daughter Cynthia's home in Oakton, VA. Born on May 23, 1912 Dorothy lived nearly her entire life on the outskirts of Troy in Farmer's Valley. Her parents, J. Earnest Bohlayer and Loretta Bayless Bohlayer, owned and operated Bohlayer Orchards and she was raised there with her brothers, John and Vernon. The farm later passed to her brother and his wife Florence. Dorothy graduated from Troy High School in 1929 and from Mansfield State Teachers College in 1931. She taught for two years in Springfield, PA in a one-room school house and then for 20 years at W.R. Croman Elementary School. Dorothy made numerous contributions to the community. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy, the Troy Grange, the Thursday Study Club, a bridge club and was past matron of the Eastern Star, Maxwell Chapter. Dorothy married Arthur E. Loomis of East Troy in 1937 and soon settled in a house adjacent to the orchards in Farmer's Valley. There she and Art raised their children David and Cynthia. David and his wife Eleanor took over the operation of Bohlayer Orchards in 1976. Her daughter Cynthia married James W. Eckert and now lives in northern Virginia. Dorothy is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and James Eckert, Oakton, VA; daughter-in-law, Eleanor Loomis; sisters-in-law, Florence Bohlayer and Loretta Billingsley; nieces and nephews including local residents Martha Copp and Marilyn Bohlayer; grandchildren, Patricia Burger, Dorothy Gardiner, James A. Eckert, Elizabeth Coburn, Matthew Eckert, David Loomis Jr. and Andrew Eckert; seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur; son David; and brothers, John and Vernon. A private committal service was held June 15 at Glenwood Cemetery in Troy with the Rev. Richard Noggle officiating with memorial services following at the First United Methodist Church of Troy. Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Troy, 205 Redington Ave., Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, June 20, 2002)
BOHLAYER –ESTHER B. COLE, aged 76, of Troy RR 3 died Tuesday, June 29, 1993, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was born Oct. 12, 1916, the daughter of James Harold and Lucy Sweet Bohlayer. She was a member of East Troy Baptist Church and the American Baptist Women. She was still teaching the senior high Sunday school class at the time of her passing. Her main interests in life were her family and her church. She is survived by her husband, Eldon Cole, with whom she celebrated 50 years of marriage Aug. 15, 1992. She is also survived by: daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Dale Mattocks of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2 and Judy and Eric Husted of Ulster; special nieces, Bonnie and Franklyn Klein of Conneaut, Ohio, and Beth Newell of Scranton; five grandchildren and their spouses, Annette and Greg Beyer, Mark Mattocks, Lyle and Tanya Mattocks, Sarah Husted and Andrew Husted; two great-grandchildren, Allison Beyer and Courtney Mattocks; two special grandnieces, Natalie and Naomi Klein; sisters and brothers-in-law, Bernice Lewis, Wilson Cole, Marshall and Ethel Cole, Earl and Phyllis Cole. She was predeceased by a sister, Hilda Bohlayer Newell. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa., Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m. The funeral service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the East Troy Baptist Church with the Rev. Garry Zuber, the Rev. Herbert Punchard and the Rev. Franklyn Klein officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, troy. Memorials may be directed to the East Troy Baptist Church. –Towanda Daily Review.
BOHLAYER, Fred-The death of Fred Bohlayer, on January 2nd (1918) removes one of the most progressive and widely known farmers of this vicinity. Fred was born in Lauffen-on-the-Neckar, in the Southern part of Germany, April 4, 1850. At the age of seventeen, being wholly out of sympathy with the Prussian military system ruling Germany, he came to this country to join an older brother, J J Bohlayer, with whom he was for a time associated in the lumber business. Very soon, however, he engaged in farming. Upon his marriage in 1876 to Miss Laura McClelland, he bought the Tears place in Farmers’ Valley. With splendid foresight, an ambition, and hard work, he developed it into a paying property, devoted largely to the production of fine fruit. From this small beginning he branched out into larger things, in 1894 purchasing the extensive property of his brother, J J Bohlayer, situated two miles southwest of Troy. Later on other holdings were added-the Adams place in Farmers’ Valley, the Dobbins farm, an orange grove in Florida, etc. Everything he owned he improved and developed and his orchards were among the finest in the country. He believed in hard work, but he often said that he attired his success to the fact that he “farmed with his brains”. For more than forty years he had been a member of the Presbyterian church; he was a devout man, a forward-looker, thoughtful, serious, although possessing a keen sense of humor, one who always saw below the surface of things, and cherished ideals that were high. Some years ago, a fall, when a frightened horse jerked him from a wagon, injured his health. He never fully recovered from its effects, other complications set in and at intervals for the last five years he suffered much. He and his wife went to Sanford, Fla where he purchased an orange grove and where the last few years were spent. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery by the side of his wife who died Dec 3rd.
FREDA E. BOHLAYER, 85, formerly of 22 Fassett St., Canton, died at the Presbyterian Home, 810 Louisa St., Williamsport, Pa., on Saturday afternoon, November 22 1969. Miss Bohlayer has resided in the home since October of 1966. She was born in Troy Township on May 9, 1884, the daughter of Fred and Laura McClelland Bohlayer. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Canton and a member of the Florence Trippe Austin Bible Class. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Mrs. Lorette Bohlayer of Troy, and several nieces and nephews. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. –Canton Independent Sentinel. (Buried Glenwood Cemetery, Troy)
BOLT –BERNICE (BOLT) BARRETT, 91, of Lowman, NY passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. She was the loving wife of the late Charles L. Barrett who passed away April 20, 1987. Family and friends are welcome to gather from 11:00 am-12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street Troy, PA. The funeral service to honor Bernice's life will be held at 12:00 pm on Thursday, April 3rd at the funeral home with Pastor Micky Cavenaugh of the Gillett Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of Bernice's family in Glenwood Cemetery. Bernice was born on September 15, 1922 in Troy, PA, daughter of the late Guy and Helen (Letts) Bolt. She was a Troy High School graduate, Class of 1941. She was a member of the Gillett Senior Center and the Ladies Home Bureau. Bernice was an avid bowler and was a member of the "600 Club". She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and crafts, along with gardening, and bird watching. Bernice was Protestant by faith and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. Bernice is survived by her sons; Floyd (Jerrie) Barrett of Lowman, NY and Henry Barrett of Oklahoma City, OK, four grandchildren, five great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren, her brother Walter Bolt of Sayre, PA, along with several nieces and nephews. Bernice is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Charles, her son Thomas Barrett, and her daughter-in-law Cheryl Barrett. Memorial contributions may be made in Bernice's memory to American Cancer Society 1316 College Ave St. 2, Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/1/2014
BOLT LAURA H. (BOLT) CLARK, age 85, of RR2 Columbia Cross Roads died Thursday, June 17, 2004 at the Troy Community Hospital. Born October 10, 1918 in Fairview, Bradford County, she was a daughter of the late Fremont and Alice (Barrett) Bolt. Laura loved to sit and watch the hummingbirds feeding at the various feeders outside her home. She was a collector of hummingbird figurines and enjoyed flowers, but her main interest in life encompassed her home and family – especially her children, grandchildren, and great-grandsons. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Burdette and Clemence Clark of Columbia Crossroads; a daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Russell Terry of Lititiz, Pa., grandchildren, Ryan, Jennifer and Nicole (Wesley) Dull; great-grandsons, Austin Christopher Terry and Kylar Jayden Dull; step-grandchildren, Donald, Tina and Leslie Kisner; sister, Frederica Barrett of Gillett; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Raymond Clark in 1996; a grandson, Chad Michael Terry in 1986; brothers Harold and Claude Bolt; and a sister, Minnie McCaslin. Family and friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 w. Main St., Troy, Pa., on Monday, June 21, 2004 from 1 to 2 p.m. with the funeral service immediately following visitation at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with Rev. Andrew Phillips officiating. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. –Towanda Daily Review.
BORGESON Nels-Former resident of Troy, died on Friday, August 20, 1948, in the home of a daughter, Mrs. H J Woodward, Lower Maple Ave, Elmira. Survived by two other daughters, Mrs. LaDorna Casteline, Elmira and Mrs. Helen Ackerman, Wellsburg; five sons, Oscar, Niagara Falls, Frank, Smethport, Leon, Westfield, Alfred, Tunkhannock, Elwin, Santa Monica, Calif.; 23 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Services were held in the Soper and Vickery Funeral Home with Rev. L Paul Rockwell. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.
LEILA A. BOUGHTON, 93, Troy, PA died January 3, 2003 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township, PA. Born November 27, 1907 in Troy, she was a daughter of the late Thomas H. and Gladys M. (Lee) Boughton. She was a retired Superintendent for the Commonwealth Telephone Company where she had worked for 48 years. Miss Boughton was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Troy. Other memberships include the Telephone Pioneers, Wheel Inn and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was an avid Penn State fan and also enjoyed watching Duke University Women’s Basketball. She as a very loving and caring person enjoyed helping those she came in contact with. Surviving is a brother, Dr. Thomas E. Boughton, Williamsport; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces, and great-grandnephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles H. Boughton and a sister, Olive Faulkner. It was her request that there be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held later at a time to be announced. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in the Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Lelia’s name may be directed to the First United Methodist Church, Redington Avenue, Troy, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West. Main St., Troy, PA.
BOUGHTON –MRS. OLIVE BOUGHTON FAULKNER, 65, Canton, died Friday, May 12, 1972 at the Robert Packer Hospital. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Canton and White Dove Rebekah Lodge of LeRoy. She was the widow of the late John Faulkner. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Roland (Rosanne) Morgan of Canton and Mrs. Gladys Benjamin of Oaks; one son, John of New Cumberland; mother, Mrs. Gladys Leila Boughton of Troy; brother, Dr. Thomas Boughton of Williamsport; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home Monday with the Rev. Dewey Ashby officiating. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
The remains of Silas Boughton, formerly of this boro, were brought to the home of his brother, Thomas Boughton, in this boro, Tuesday night from Emporium where death took place Saturday night. With two other men, Mr. Boughton was overcome by escaping illumination gas. He was 48 years old and unmarried. The funeral will be held at 2 this afternoon at the Thomas Boughton home, the Rev. Baldwin officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery. He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Thomas Boughton, Troy; Mrs. John Frous of Roseville, Pa.; Mrs. J. B. Ryan of New York City; Mrs. P. W. Ferry, Canton, Pa.; Mrs. John Genge, Syracuse, N.Y.; A;ndie Boughton, Cleveland, N.Y. tgr 1916
BOURDETTE - Hester Bourdette WOODWORTH, 93, of Mechanicsburg, PA, formerly of Secane, died February 9, 1999 at Bethany Village in Mechanicsburg. She was born in Bradford County and graduated from Troy Area High School; she was a 1924 graduate of Mansfield State Normal School, now Mansfield University. She was a RTD coordinator for General Electric for 22 years, retiring in 1965, and was formerly a school teacher in Chinchilla, PA. She was a member of the Riverview Presbyterian Church in Drexel Hill, PA where she had been active with the ladies groups. She was a former president of the Primos-Secane Women’s Club. Survivors include a son, Guy A. Woodworth, Wayne, PA and Solesbury, England; a daughter, Elaine Susser, Porto, Portugal; grandchildren, Howell c. Sasser Jr. and Alexandra S. Hall. She was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Buy A. Woodworth in 1997, a former principal of the Dresel Hill Elementary School. Funeral services were held February 18 at the Frank C. Videon Funeral Home in Broomall, Pa; there was also a memorial service at the Bethany Village Retirement Center with interment to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Care Assurance Fund, c/o Bethany Village, 325 Wesley Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
BOWEN, Esther Mary-The news of the unexpected death of Miss Bowen came with shocking suddenness to her friends last Sunday evening, June 29 (1930), as she had attended church in the morning and had seemed her usual self. Death from a heart attack came at 6:30 Sunday evening with warning of only a few hours. She was born in the Bowen home on Canton Street on August 23, 1872, the daughter of Brainard and Harriett Bowen, and was a life-long resident of Troy. Miss Bowen graduated from Troy High School and from Elmira College. She was a member of Os-cu-hu Chapter, D A R and of the First Presbyterian Church with whose activities she was closely identified during her useful life in the community. She was known to many through her work as substitute librarian and her loss in this capacity will be severely felt. Miss Bowen is survived by one sister, Miss Annette Bowen. The funeral was held from her late home Wednesday. Her pastor, Rev. Montague White officiating with burial in the family plot in Glenwood Cemetery.
SCOTT BOWER. Troy Youth Dies in Automobile Crash. A 16 year-old Troy boy died, and a Troy RD 3 girl was listed in fair condition Sunday night at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, as the result of a late Friday evening automobile accident on Rt. 14, S. Creek Twp., reported state police at Towanda. According to the police report: Scott Bowers was pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s Hospital following the 11:25 p.m. crash. He was a passenger in a car driven by Debbie Ayres, 16, of Granville Summit. The driver was treated for minor injuries and released from St. Joseph’s, while another passenger in the car, Christopher Dehaas, 16, of Troy RD 3, was treated and released at Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira. Sandy Sherman, another passenger in the car, was admitted to St. Joseph’s where she was listed as “Fair” Sunday night by a hospital spokeswoman. The Ayres girl was traveling south on Rt. 14, about one mile north of Gillett, when she failed to negotiate a curve. The car crossed the road, went off the highway and struck a township sign and two railing posts. The car then jumped over the railing, went down a steep embankment and struck a large tree. Bowers was thrown through the car’s rear window. Sheman was pinned under the car and had to be pulled out. The cause of Bowers’ death was a skull fracture, according to Chemung County Medical Examiner Goryun Nigogasyan. The 1976 Subaru Ayres was driving was totally demolished in the crash. Scott W. Bower was born on April 29, 1963 in Harrisburg, Pa., son of William A. and Mary Alice Blessing Bower. He was a member of the Austinville Union Church. He was a sophomore at Troy High School where he participated in football and wrestling. He was an outstanding musician playing the trumpet in the Troy High School Band and the piano. He was also a member of the Ski Club. Surviving are his parents, William A. and Mary Alice Bower; brothers, Mark and Alan at home; two sisters, Holly and Michelle at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Blessing of Camp Hill, Pa.; paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bower of Duncannon, Pa. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Troy First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Troy. –Towanda Daily Star.
BOYCE –HELEN S. PETERS, 89, West Burlington Twp., PA died August 27, 2001, at Troy Community Hospital. Born on December 20, 1911, in the former village of Sayles, Granville Twp., she was a daughter of the late Charles “Fred” and Nora (Brown) Boyce. On June 20, 1935, she married the late Lawrence S. Peters in Franklindale. Together they made their home on the family farm and shared nearly 49 years of marriage. Mrs. Peters also worked as an LPN at the Bradford County Manor for many years until her retirement in 1975. She was a woman of faith; as a young woman she was active in the Baileys Corners Baptist Church and in later years with the West Burlington United Methodist Church. She also enjoyed fellowship with the Montrose Bible Conference, and was a member of the Union Grange #155 for over 60 years. Mrs. Peters enjoyed her life as a farmwife. She also loved playing the piano, flowers, gardening and enjoyed time spent working on needlework. Surviving are: her foster son and his wife; William “Bill” and Debbie Struble, Maryland; two foster grandchildren; two foster great-grandchildren; a special nephew, Walter Wolfe and friend Elaine, West Burlington Twp.; a special cousin and dear companion, Audrey Schanbacher, Troy; many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband Lawrence, Mrs. Peters was predeceased by a sister, Etta Boyce Robinson and three brothers; Willard, Archie William and Sherley O. Boyce. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 30, at the Pepper funeral Home, Springbrook, Dr., Canton. Her pastor, the Rev. Alison Grove, will officiate and the Rev. Duane Taylor will assist. Friends are invited to call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers those wishing to do so may make donations in Mrs. Peters’ memory to either the West Burlington United Methodist Church, Burlington, PA or to the Montrose Bible Conference, Montrose, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
BOYCE Helen S. PETERS, 89, of West Burlington, PA died Monday, August 27, 201 at Troy Community Hospital. Born December 20, 1911 in the former village of Sayles, Granville Township, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles “Fred” and Nora Brown Boyce. In 1935 Helen married the late Lawrence S. Peters in Franklindale. They made their home on the family farm and shared nearly 49 years of marriage. Mrs. Peters worked as a licensed practical nurse at the Bradford County Manor until her retirement in 1975. She was active in the Bailey Corners Baptist Church and in later years, the West Burlington United Methodist Church. Helen also enjoyed fellowship with the Montrose Bible Conference and was a member of the Union Grange No. 155 for over 60 years. Mrs. Peters is survived by her foster son and his wife. William “Bill” and Debbie Struble of MD; two foster grandchildren and two foster great-grandchildren; a special nephew, Walter Wolfe and friend Elaine of West Burlington; a special cousin, Audrey Schanbacher of Troy, PA; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, Lawrence, Mrs. Peters was predeceased by her sister, Etta Boyce Robinson and three brothers, Willard, Archie Willliam and Sherley Boyce. Funeral services were to be held August 30 (2 pm) at the officiating and the Rev. Duane Taylor assisting. (Calling hours one hour prior to the service.) Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Donations in Mrs. Peters’ memory may be directed to either the West Burlington United Methodist Church, PO Box 44, Burlington, PA 18814 or the Montrose Bible Conference, 5 Locust St., Montrose, PA 18801. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, August 30, 2001
BOYCE J. G. Boyce, after a long illness, died Thursday forenoon of this week, aged 53 years. The funeral will be held at the M. E. church Sunday, at 10:30 a.m., and will be in charge of the G.A.R., of which he was an honored member. 1900
SHERLEY O. BOYCE, 89, of 30 N. Center St., Canton, died Saturday, April 2, 1988 at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy. Mr. Boyce was born Jan. 13, 1899 at Sayles, Bradford County, the son of Frederick and Nora May Brown Boyce. He retired in 1967 after several years of employment as a press operator with the Swayze Folding Box Company, canton. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Noble of Castle Creek, N.Y.; two granddaughters, Mrs. Beverly Smith of Canton RD 2 and Mrs. Sharon Neuman of Tucson, Arizona; three grandsons, Richard Turner of Canton, James and Gary Turner, both of Castle Creek, N.Y.; 10 great-grandchildren and one –great-great-grandson; one sister, Mrs. Helen Peters of Troy RD 2; a niece, Ms. Sarah Navarini, with whom he made his home the last three months. Additional nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Grace Martha Whipple on Oct. 10, 1967. The funeral and committal service will be held Tuesday, April 5, at 2 p.m. from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Duane Taylor, pastor of the North Union Christian Church officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery troy. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Towanda Daily Review.
BOYER - Dr. George E. Boyer, of Troy, Pa, at the Troy Community Hospital, Friday, June 9, 1967. Body at the family home here. Private funeral there Monday by Rev. Jack Wise., Glenwood Cemetery. Please omit flowers. Survived by wife, one sister , several nieces and nephews. He was a graduate of Temple College, in Philadelphia; a graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, in 1906. He was a practicing physician in Troy for over 50 years; served as County Infirmary Doctor for several years; past president of Bradford County Medical Assn; member of American Medical Assn; member of Lutheran Church in Camden, N.J., where he was born; served as Mayor of Troy Borough for several terms; member of Trojan Lodge F&AM No 306; member of Towanda Scottish Rites and Williamsport Consistory; member of East Troy Odd Fellows Lodge and Director for 35 years of Odd Fellows Home in Middletown, Pa. Arrangements by Vickery Funeral Home.