Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.
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MISS EMMA D. SADLER
Died at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Fannie Sadler, Elmira Street, Monday afternoon, March 2d, at 12:30 o’clock. She was born in East Troy April 5, 1885. The survivors include a nephew, Judge John Sadler, of Syracuse and five nieces. The funeral will be held this Thursday morning at 11 o’clock at the Sadler residence with burial in the Glenwood Cemetery. The Rev. Leonard F. Basford will officiate. (handwritten on article 1936)
SALMON Leo E. Salmon Sr.
affectionately known by many as "Pop", age 90, of 8156, Rt. 6, Troy, died on Nov. 5 at the Troy Hospital surround by his loved ones. He was born on Fulton Ave., Jersey City, N.J. on May 27, 1922, the son of Dr. Edward H. and Theresa Salmon. Leo enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942 and attained the enlisted rank of aviation machinist mate, second class. After training, he served on the USS Savo Island (aircraft carrier). On deployment to the South Pacific, Leo was transferred to the Naval Air Station in Pearl Harbor where he served for the remainder of the war. He was honorably discharged in 1946. Leo was awarded the Good Conduct Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, and the Victory Ribbon for his dedicated service. He married Agnes Marie Stickle Salmon on July 17, 1949.They were happily married for 55 years until her unexpected death in 2003. Leo became a Hudson County police officer in New Jersey after the war and retired in 1977 after 27 years of dedicated public service. He and his family owned and operated a thriving poultry business as well as a large fruits and vegetable stand in Boonton, New Jersey before relocating to Troy in 1980. Leo has enjoyed restoring the old Case/Pomeroy farm to its former glory. He was active in raising black angus beef cattle, gardening, mowing lawn, fishing, feeding the birds, and most importantly, raising his two grandchildren. Leo found great pride and joy in both his grandchildren, Scott and Caitlin Pratt. He traveled to many soccer and softball games in the extreme heat and freezing cold as well as attending many school functions. He relished in his granddaughter's wonderful cooking and loved to watch her "smack the ball out of the park!" whether it be a softball or soccer ball. Leo also was an enormous supporter of his grandson Scott's desire to establish his maple syrup business. At an early age, Pop taught Scott the family tradition of tapping and the two will share this special bond forever. He also was extremely fond of Scott's girlfriend, Maggie Bride who he loving referred to as "Margaret" and was very proud of Kate's boyfriend, Chance Wright. He also was fond of Scott's childhood friend, Ike Allen. He is survived by his son, Leo Edward Salmon of Troy; his daughter, Claire Pratt and son-in-law, Wayne Pratt of Troy; his daughter, Kathleen Aste of New Jersey; his sister, Joan Morrison of Maryland; and five grandchildren. According to his final wishes, a small private graveside burial will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at the Glenwood Cemetery so he can be laid to rest alongside his beloved wife. The Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 West Main St., Troy is assisting with funeral arrangements. A very special thank you to all who so lovingly and compassionately took care of Leo during his many visits to the Troy Hospital as well as Dr. Vance Good and his caring team of nurses! Towanda Daily Review – November 8, 2012
SARGEANT - Ruth V. Hoyle
Probably Troy Gazette- Register, 1935 penciled on article
Wife of Fowler Hoyles, died in the family home on Fall Brook road last Friday, February 1st, after an illness of several days from measles and pneumonia. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. Sargeant and was born on November 8, 1888. she is survived by her husband, Fowler Hoyles, and an adopted son, Clarence. The funeral was held on Monday at 3 p. m., Rev. L. F. Basford officiating, and burial was in Glenwood cemetery.
SATTERLY STELLA B
I would like to submit this old obituary for Mrs. Stella B. <Satterly> West, who died January 30, 1889. The daughter of Ephraim Satterly and Christiana Seeley, she was born October 12, 1825 in Catharinetown near present day Montour Falls, N.Y. She was the younger sister of my great-great grandfather Robert C. Satterly. She married first to a John Shants of Havana <now Montour Falls,> N.Y. but he must have died soon thereafter and she married then to Anson West of Watkins Glen. The obituary is fascinating since it shines some light on her father Ephraim and his large family. It specifically says that Ephraim "came from Connecticut," the only reference that I have ever found that Ephraim's origins may have been from out-of-state. Virtually every other reference indicates that Ephraim was born in New York, although his exact birthplace is unknown. The information in the obituary helped in establishing other Satterly and allied family connections.
Robert Alan "Chip" Satterly M.D.
Obituary of Mrs. Anson West
Mrs. Stella B., wife of Anson West of Watkins, whose death occured at 12:20 am, Wednesday, January 30th, 1889, was born October 12th, 1825, in the town of Catharine, then Chemung County, on the east hill near where Jacob Hendricks now lives. Her father, Ephraim Satterly, came from Connecticut, and settled on Seeley Creek, south of Elmira. There he was married in 1811 to Christian Seeley, the daughter of Nathaniel Seeley <jr.> They then moved to Catharine where they settled and raised a large family, Stella being one of fifteeen children, five of whom survive her, viz: Charles Satterly of Hector, Robert and Samuel Satterly, and Mrs. Mary Francis of Wellsboro, Pa., and Mrs. Rebecca Keyser of Philips Station, Pa. The deceased was a relative of Samuel Seeley, who built the first frame house in Hector, near Hector Falls. Her father, Ephraim Satterly helped draw the brick and stone with which the Jefferson House was built, and was a guest at Dr. Watkins' infare there held. Soon after he moved to Wellshboro, Pa., with his family with the exception of Charles and Stella. This was in 1844. He settled about two miles from the borough. His oldest daughter, Betsy, was one of the party that rode over Seneca Lake on the first steamboat trip on its waters. Stella Satterly and Anson West were united in marriage by Rev. Ira Smithof Catharine, April 9th, 1846. Four children were born to them, viz: Mrs. Emma King, Mrs. G.E. Drake, both of Watkins, and Charles and Edward, the two younger, both dying while yet of tender years. The largely attended funeral services were conducted at the house Friday, Feb. 1st, by Rev. F.S. Howe, assisted by Rev. B.K. Douglas, and the remains were borne to their last resting place in Glenwood by Messrs. J.B. Morris, R.D. Crum, Geo. C. Shearer, Oscar Bird, Geo. D. Norman and D.C. Hillerman.
SAVEY Raymond A. Jr.
Age 45, of Elmira, New York, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 3, 2008, in Elmira, New York. He was born October 25, 1962 in Elmira, New York. Ray is survived by his father, Raymond A. Savey Sr. of Memphis, TN; mother, Jerre Starka of Horseheads, NY; two sisters, Rhonda Savey of Sayre, PA, Joana Everly of Elmira, NY; two daughters, Alicia and Raeannea Savey of Elmira, NY; his son, Eddie Benjamin of Elmira, NY. Predeceased by his son, Joshua Savey. A time for gathering with family and friends will be from 10-11 a.m., Thursday, June 12, 2008, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. The celebration of Ray's life will follow the visitation at 11 a.m. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/10/2008
SAWYER Nancy EALY, age 69, of Miami, FL died Thursday, December 30,
1999 in her home. She was born on January 30, 1930 in Williamsport, PA, a
daughter of Paul Rockwell Sawyer and Helene Evans Sawyer. Nancy was
employed by the South Williamsport, PA School System as an elementary art supervisor
and as a Lycoming College art instructor. She was a pottery manufacturer
and retailer in Williamsport, PA before moving Hollywood, FL where she worked
in art education. Surviving are a sister, Elizabeth Sawyer Canfield of
Jamestown, FL; a nephew, Paul Sawyer Canfield of Enfield, NY; a niece,
Elizabeth Ann canfield Williams of Landsale, PA; seven grandnieces and
grandnephews. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her
husband of 10 years, George Ealy. Funeral and internment services were
held June 30, 2000 at Glenwood Cemetery in Troy, PA with the Rev. Dr. Keith
Dewey, retired pastor, officiating. Local arrangements were by the Lind
Funeral Home Inc., Jamestown, NY.
“Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, July 6, 2000
SAWYER – NANCY SAWYER EALY, age 69 of 10441 S. West 41sst Street, Miami, Fla., died at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999 in her home. She was born on Jan. 30, 1930 in Williamsport, Pa. a daughter of Paul Rockwell Sawyer and Helene Evans Sawyer. She was a graduate of Towanda High School, Vesper-George School of Art, Boston, Mass; Kutztown State College, Kutztown, Pa. and Lindsey Hopkins Dental Tech, Miami, Fla. Nancy did graduate work at Penn State University, Florida International University, Miami, and University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla. Nancy was employed by the South Williamsport, Pa. school system as elementary art supervisor and as a Lycoming College art instructor and pottery manufacturer and retailer in Williamsport, Pa., later moving to Hollywood, Fla. There she was employed by the Dade County and Miami School District as art teacher at St. Theresa School, Coral Gables and St. Timothy School, Miami and as arts and crafts teacher at Palmetto Elementary School. While in Hollywood, in her home work shop, she cut and polished cabeshens, cast gold jewelry, did tile craft, painted oil and water color, assembled jewelry, made way models, did eggrery craft and mosaics pictures, and exhibited gold cast jewelry with her own stones. She enjoyed needlework, reading and raising orchids and was active in her church for 25 years. She was a member of the National Art Education Association, Florida Art Education Association and Dade County Teachers Association; a former member and cover artist of “Chips and Facets,“ Club Magazines for 25 years; a member of Daughters of the American Revolution Junior Group, Williamsport, Pa. and a member of Everglades Chapter of DAR, Miami. Surviving are a sister; Elizabeth Sawyer Canfield of Jamestown, Fla.; a nephew; Paul Sawyer Canfield of Enfield, N.H.; a niece, Elizabeth Ann Canfield Williams of Landsdale, Pa.; and seven great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 10 years, George Ealy. A memorial service was held at the time of her death at St. Simon’s Episcopal Church. Father Carlos Sandoval, M.D. officiated. Funeral and interment services will be held in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Friday, June 30, 2000 at 3:00 p.m. The family will be present to receive friends for one hour prior to the service on Friday at the cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Keith Dewey, retired pastor will officiate. Local arrangements are by the Lind Funeral Home Inc., Jamestown, NY. –Towanda Daily Review
SAXTON Charles Edward
Age 83, of Troy, PA, died on Saturday, February 23, 2008, at the Troy Community Hospital. Family and friends are welcome to call from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2008, and again from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2008, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. The funeral service to honor Charles' life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27th at the funeral home with his Pastor, Rev. Richard Noggle officiating. Burial will follow the service in Glenwood Cemetery. Charles was born on July 16, 1924. He was the son of the late Willis and Aline (Leonard) Saxton. He was born and lived on the family farm his whole life with the exception of the few years when he lived on his loving wife's family farm in Jasper, NY. Charles was a graduate of Troy High School, Class of 1942, and served his country in the US Army until being discharged for medical reasons. Charles married Doris Marlatt on October 9, 1949 in Jasper, NY, and spent 58 years together. They had three children together, Duane (Michelle) Saxton and their children, Megan and Kyle of Pine City, NY, Lynn (Linda) Saxton and their sons, Steven and Jason of Walworth, NY, Eileen (George) Page and children, Nicholas and Danielle of Troy, PA. Charles owned and operated his own registered Holstein dairy farm until his retirement in 1983. He was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy, PA. Charles enjoyed his 55 years of membership in the Troy Grange where he was a degreed member of the Subordinate, Pomona, State, National Grange and held offices in the Subordinate and Pomona levels. Charles was an avid bowler at Terrace Lanes; he bowled in the Friday night farmer's league and also bowled on Thursday afternoons. In 1996 Charles was inducted into the Toy Men's Bowling Hall of Fame. He was a member of the Sylvania Lions Club for 24 years and was presented with the honor of the Pennsylvania Lions Fellow in 2001. Charles enjoyed serving his community in Lions activities. Charles is survived by his wife, Doris; his children and grandchildren; his brothers, Arthur Saxton of Keene, NH, and Earl (Janice) Saxton of Troy, PA; sister, Mary Louise Sartell of Thompson, PA; brother-in-law, Paul Sims of Troy, PA; and several nieces and nephews. His sisters, Elorena Sims; brother, Willis R. Saxton, Jr.; sisters-in-law, Carol Saxton and Anna Saxton; and brother-in-law, Bruce Sartell, precede Charles in death. Memorial contributions may be made in Charles' name to the First United Methodist Church of Troy, 205 Redington Ave., Troy, PA 16947; or to the charity of one's own choosing. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/25/2008.
Charles F. SAYLES . Death of One of Troy’s Pioneer Citizens.
Charles F. Sayles, who departed this life on Sunday, Mary 1st of disease incident to old age in his 84th year, was one of the pioneer citizens of Troy, and a person greatly beloved and respected by all who knew him. Mr. Sayles was born January 30th, 1820, at Sempronius, N.Y. His early years being spent in Cortland and Union Springs, N.Y., and at the former place he learned his trade of harness making. He was married in Cortland on March 6, 1844 to Caroline F. Crouch. In the 1850 he moved to Troy, and he in partnership with Mr. Hawthorne of Union Springs, N.Y., purchased the cabinet shop of E. C. Oliver. Later Mr. Sayles became associated with Seth W. Paine in the foundry works, and still later he joined his brother, L. H. Sayles in the wagon manufacturing business in which they remained for fifteen years. In 1863 Mr. Sayles enlisted in Co. B. 26th Regiment Penna. Volunteers and of his army life he often related many interesting instances. He was thoroughly a public spirited citizen and occupied many offices of public trust. Following his return from the war he was awarded the postmastership of Troy in 1869 which position he held and most acceptably filled for sixteen years ending in 1885. Also will be particularly remembered his close identification with the laying out of Glenwood cemetery, and his services rendered in its enlargement and improvement. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. E. P. Morse at the residence of his brother-in-law, H. S. Leonard, Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock. TGR 1904
ROBERT L. ‘BOB’ SCHAEFFER, 84, of Springfield Township, Columbia Crossroads, Pa., died on May 7, 2006 at his residence, surrounded by his friends. He was the loving husband of Rita L. (Culhane) Schaeffer who died December 1, 2003. The couple had 53 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 May, 10, 2006 from 9 to 10 a.m. The funeral service will be held after the viewing on Wednesday, May 10 at 10 a.m. Officiating will be Fr. John Chmil of St. Johns Catholic Church in Troy. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Schaeffer was born on December 1, 1921 in Rochester, N.Y. He was the son of the late Louis and Eva (Heindle) Schaeffer. Bob was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army Air Corps. He also earned Bachelors of Science degrees in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at Clarkson University, and went on to be an Engineer for the General Electric Corporation, from where he retired. His sister, Jean Bradley, of Rochester, N.Y., his brother, John Schaeffer, of Florida, along with several nieces and nephews, and best friends Gene Brown and Mike Borek, both of Columbia Crossroads, survive Mr. Schaeffer. Contributions may be made in Mr. Schaeffer’s name to the Bradford County Humane Society, U.S. Highway 220, Ulster, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
SCHERMERHORN - FRANCES P. WHITMORE
Frances P. Whitmore, nee' Schermerhorn, 72, died July 15, 1994 at University Hospital, Cleveland, OH. She was born July 17, 1921. After graduating from Troy, PA High School and receiving a music degree from Mansfied in 1943, she went on to master sewing, spinning, dying, weaving and machine knitting as well as lapidary and carving semi-precious gems. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Charles B. Whitmore, Cleveland Heights, OH; son, Charles Jr. of Irvine, CA; daughter, Dorothy S. Lowe and granddaughter, Jamie M. Lowe, Boulder City, NV; sister, Florence Forney, Hamburg, PA. Interment was to be in the family plot in Glenwood Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, August 11, 1994)
SCHERMERHORN - Miss Helen Schermerhorn (1930) 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schermerhorn, who died last Sunday morning, May 18th, in the home of her parents, who were not yet fully settled in the former Sweet farm house. Mr. Schermerhorn, with a partner, Mr. Page, recently bought the farm. The family came from New Milford. A strong, active girl, Miss Schermerhorn’s knee became infected and the infection proved fatal. She is survived by two sisters, Frances and Florence, and the bereaved parents. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.
SEDELL Sylvia Lillian (Sedell) Wilson
94, of Leona, Pa., died on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 at her home. She was born in Manhattan, N.Y., on June 19, 1916, daughter of the late Harry William and LuElla Sedell. She married Martin Poeltl in 1938 and moved to Troy, Pa., in 1943. After Martin died in 1958, she later married Andrew Carlton Wilson, a 33rd Degree Mason who was deceased in 1985. Her liberal arts education earned at City College, New York City, N.Y., led her to the Pennsylvania Federation of Music Clubs where she worked closely with young musicians in the area serving in various departments, retiring after 25 years as the Vise President of the North East Region. She then went to work with her husband in the Troy Marble and Granite memorial business. Sylvia became editor of the Bradford County Historical Society's publication "The Settler" in 1968 and was also curator for their museum for 23 years, resigning to help develop the Troy Heritage Museum. Her interest in oil painting as a hobby led her to the Fine Arts Council of Troy where she served as secretary for many years exhibiting her artwork with that organization throughout Bradford County. Her association with Andaste Archaeological Chapter 5 was ongoing for 30 years where she served as secretary and treasurer securing network speaker for monthly meetings. She was a 50-year plus member of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, serving as Deacon, Elder, and member of the church choir. Her palm crosses made for the church congregation at Easter time overflowed to the Troy Community Hospital will be remembered. She also enjoyed playing golf and was a member of Corey Creek's women's golf club. The Thursday Study Club was another interest she enjoyed where she was a past president and chairperson of the club's memory book for many years. She was a member of Eastern Star Chapter No. 76. Family members include her daughter, Sylvia Lea (Ronald) Frymire, Cogan Station, Pa.; a stepson, Carlton James (Mary) Wilson, Newtown, Conn.; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and a nephew, David (Linda) Zoffer also of Chapel Hill, N.C. She was preceded in death by her parents; her two husbands; her brother, Avery Sedell; and her sister, Ethel Zoffer Metz. Family and friends are welcome to call from 10-11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. The funeral service to honor Sylvia's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 24 at the funeral home with Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Burial will follow the service in Glenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Sylvia's memory to the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, 212 West Main Street, Troy, PA 16947. Towanda Daily Review – January 19, 2011
SEWARD - Andrew W. Seward expired at his home on the Canton road last Friday night. He had been an invalid for twenty-five years and for the last ten years of his life he was totally blind. Mr. Seward was born in Luzerne county, Pa., July 11, 1829. He came with his parents to this county in boyhood and was in business with his father and brother in Smithfield. He served three years in the war of the rebellion in the 141st regiment, Penn. Volunteers. He was married in 1867 to Ellen A. Burnham, who survives him. A son and a daughter born to them in Smithfield, died in childhood. Since 1902, Mr. and Mrs. Seward have made their home in Troy. The deceased had long been a member of the Disciple church. The funeral was held at the home at 1:30 Sunday afternoon, The Rev. Thomas Burgan officiating. Interment was in Glenwood Cemetery. Among the relatives in attendance at the obsequies from a distance were Mr. Charles VanSyckel and daughter of Athens; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burnham of Wellsburg; Mr. Lynn Burnham of Frenchtown, N.J., and Mr. and Mrs. Alba Welch of Coudersport. TGR 1916
SEYMOUR Hilda S. Dwyer
Of Horseheads, NY: Was born April 18, 1933 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Floyd B. and Agnes R. (Kieffer) Seymour Sr. died Saturday, November 10, 2012 peacefully at the Robert Packer Hospital at the age of 79. Her twin sister, Helen Zynn, and sisters, Florence Hamilton and Agnes Clark preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Malcolm C. Dwyer; beloved children, Karen (Nicholas) Twining Sr. of Conklin, NY; James Dwyer of Tupper Lake, NY; Barbara (Jeffrey) Chase of Dresden, Maine; adored grandchildren, Nicholas (Jessica) Twining Jr. of Buffalo, NY; Sarah Twining of Forest, VA; Marjorie (Michael) DePersis of Afton, NY; Spencer Chase and Camden Chase both of Dresden, Maine; brother, Floyd (Evelyn) Seymour Jr. of Wellsburg, NY; sister, Mary (Leonard) Jenne of Scottsville, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Hilda was a faithful member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church for over 50 years. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Funeral services honoring her life will follow the visitation at 3 PM. Elder Kevin Dunn and Elder Roger Curtis will celebrate Hilda's life. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in the Glenwood Cemetery Troy, PA. Star Gazette – November 11, 2012
SHOOK, C. Ammon
Age 89, of Troy, Pa., Saturday, Feb. 17, 1968 at the Troy Community Hospital after an extended illness. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services there Tuesday 2 p.m., Rev. C. E. DePew. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Survived by sons, Harold, Troy, Robert, Williamsport; sisters, Mrs. Jennie Wolfe, Mrs. Carrie Yoder, both of Watsontown, Pa.; Mrs. Daisy Staffel, Mrs. Luella Dickerman, both of Buffalo; brothers, Willard, Miami, Fla., Arthur, Asbury Park, N.J.; one granddaughter; two nieces. Mr. Shook was a member of the Troy Baptist Church. He owned and operated a barber shop in Troy for over 70 years and was active up until two years ago.
(This is a newspaper article about Ammon Shook, hand dated Feb. 6, 1938 – I believe that date to be wrong, according to the story – probably was 1958!)
Troy – There are numerous business enterprises in the Troy area that have foundations dating back many years, but to barber Ammon Shook goes the honor and title of being the oldest in existence today. His barber shops, which he opened 64 years ago, still functions, just across from its original location. Today, located in the Mitchell Building on Main Street, the shop commence his tonsorial activities in the basement of the Troy Hotel, corner of Center and Main streets. He operated his shop there for 18 and a half years. He observed his 64th anniversary in Troy on Nov. 19 last year. Although his major activity has been barbering, he once owned and operated the Bank Box Theater, next door to his present barber shop. It was on May 17, 1913, that Mr. Shook opened the doors of the Family Theater to the public. There was another theater, called the Band Box, located about fifty years east of the Family Theater, in the vicinity of the alley that runs from Main Street to Farmers’ Union and Troy Motor today. A “Mr. Palmer” owned the Band Box and in 1915 Palmer and Shook got together in the theater business. Palmer closed down the old Band Box Theater and the Family Theater was renamed the Band Box Theater, a name it still holds today. For 21 years Shook operated the Band Box. He sold it to Harry Mitchell in 1934. Before that time Shook rented the Mitchell building for a time, then purchased it in 1924-24. Barber are noted, generally, for the garrulity, and it seems that Newton Boyce was no exception. While a visitor to Troy, Ammon Shook, was getting “the treatment”, “Newt” asked young Ammon how he would like to learn the barber trade. An affirmation answer started Ammon on his career, one that did so well he was able to buy out “Newt” the next year. That happened in 1892-93. Ammon Shook had come to Troy to work on the farm of Frank Newell, which is located south of Troy. He arrived there following a dinner table conversation at his aunt’s near Ogdensburg, at which time he learned of the job that was open. Mr. Shook was born Aug. 29, 1878 in Duart, Northumberland. He attended school near Duart and then finished at Watsontown, after which he started work on the Newell farm. Miss Ida Dunning of Troy and Ammon Shook were married on June 8, 1902 in Troy. They have two sons, Robert who is a teacher at a senior high school in Williamsport, and Harold who is in the barber shop with his father. The Shooks live at 101 Paine St. He is a member of the First Baptist Church.
Eleanor “Abbie” SCHOONOVER, age 76, of Troy, PA, died Monday, May 8, 2000 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. She was born on June 30, 1923 in Troy, PA, a daughter of the late William and Lena (Whiting) Schoonover. Abbie was a member of the First United Methodist Church of troy, PA. She was active with the troy Firemen’s Auxiliary. Abbie was employed at the troy Hotel, the New Trojan Restaurant, the Martha Lloyd Community Services, Troy Shoe Store and the Gerald Vickery Jr. Funeral Home. She is survived by her daughters, Viola Slater, Pattie Overrein, Ruth Overrein and Josephine Malier, all of troy, PA; grandchildren, Mark Harmon of Acton, MA, Russ Harmon of Bradford, PA, Shelby Fleming of Granville Summit, PA and Jodi Roupp of Troy, PA; six great=grandchildren; brother, George Schoonover Sr. of Canton, Pa; sister, Irene Stone of Sayre, PA; special aunt, Laura Vernon of Waverly, NY; special friends, Gen Conti of Elmira, NY, Annis Gustin of Troy, PA, Dean Morgan of Canton, PA and Sheldon Sullivan of Troy, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents Abbie was predeceased by her daughter, Eleanor Overrein Harmon and sister, Lillian Watkins. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy May 11 with the Rev. Richard L. Noggle officiating and interment to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorial contributions may be directed to the First United Methodist Church of Troy, 205 Redington Ave., Troy, PA 16947 or the Troy Firemen’s Auxiliary, c/o Priscilla Knapp, 285 Redington Ave., Troy, PA 16947. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, May 18, 2000
SCHRADER –HILDA L. (SCHRADER) BLAIR, 83, of Springfield Township,
Pa., died on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Cente
SCHRADER –HILDA L. (SCHRADER) BLAIR, 83, of Springfield Township, Pa., died on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y. She was the loving wife of the late H. Lorton Blair, who died on Nov. 27, 1995. The couple married on Oct. 15, 1942, and had 53 wonderful years together. Services are private and at the convenience of the family. The family will be receiving friends for a time of fellowship and remembrance the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, at Hilda's home, Parkhurst Road, Springfield Township. Arrangements are entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. Hilda was born on June 7, 1923, in Bradford County, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Raymond and Pearl (Walburn) Schrader. Hilda was a graduate of Ulster High School, class of 1940. She was Baptist by faith and was the current president of the Springfield Ladies Aid. Hilda worked as a home health aide and worked alongside Lorton on the farm, but more importantly was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. To Hilda family was everything. Her family includes her sons, James Blair of Troy and Leslie Blair of Loudon, Tenn.; her daughters, Susan (Michael) Borek of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Nancy (Earl) Teribury of East Troy, Pa., and Faye Blair of Houston, Texas; her grandchildren, Earl (Rachel) Teribury Jr. of East Troy, Elizabeth Teribury (John Watson) of Houston, Kyle (Tina) Borek of Columbia Cross Roads, Kane Borek (Samantha Green) of Columbia Cross Roads, and Lindsay Borek (Brett Chessir) of Broadway, Va.; and great-grandson Trevon Teribury. Hilda is also survived by her brother, Jim Schrader of Rome; her sisters, Joanne Olmstead of Windham, Pa., and Patsy (Tom) Jenkins of Rome; her sister-in-law, Agnes Blair of Troy; and several nieces and nephews. Her parents; husband, Lorton; and brother, Clifford and Lee Schrader; preceded Hilda in death. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions by made in Hilda's memory to the American Lung Association, 61 Broadway, New York, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review (Buried Glenwood Cemetery)
SCHUCKER - DEATH OF MRS. BATTERSON SADDENS TROY
Was Prominent Local Woman
Mrs. James L. Batterson, Troy, who was the former Elizabeth A. Schucker, (SRGP 31216) died at seven last evening, Wednesday, March 23, in the Blossburg State Hospital. Ill for some time, Mrs. Batterson was taken to the hospital four weeks ago and, although she provided unusually courageous in her fight for recovery, death came last evening. She was born on January 22, 1899, on the Schucker farm at Ballard’s Corners, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, the daughter of Adam and Clara Palmer Schucker. She was educated in the Charleston High School and taught at one time in Ward Township, Tioga county. She came to Troy to live following her marriage to Mr. Batterson on April 12, 1921, and took an active part in the affairs of the Baptist Church of which she was a member. She was a woman of outstanding ability, loved and respected buy all who knew her. Surviving are her parents, her husband, a foster son, Alva Batterson, two sisters, Mrs. Austin Kendall, Troy, and Miss Hazel Schucker, Woodbury, N.J.; three brothers, Mark and Merle, Sylvania and Maurice, Sayre. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. this Friday from the First Baptist church, Rev. Herbert T. Punchard officiating and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Brooks-Flick Unit, American Legion Auxiliary, will attend in a body. Friends may call at the Soper & Mosher Funeral Home until noon Friday. (handwritten on article 1938)
J. LANE SCHUCKER (SRGP 52714)
J. Jane Schucker, 68, of Sylvania, PA, died Thursday, January 31, 1991 at Troy Community Hospital. He was born October 4, 1922 in Sylvania, the son of Merle and Pauline Nash Schucker. He was a member of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church. He was employed by the Troy Area School District for 17 years and was a member of the Sylvania Borough Council for many years. Mr. Schucker is survived by his wife of 42 years, Wilma Carnright Schucker; daughter, Kay Randall and Roy Litteer of Dundee, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Deena and Rick Cordingly of Troy; son and daughter-in-law, Denny and Elizabeth Schucker of Painted Post, NY; granddaughters, Sara Randall and Jenny Kendall; several cousins. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on February 4 with the Rev. Jonathon Stanely officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, February 7, 1991)
SCHUCKER, MARK A. (Brad) (SRGP 52713)
Age 51 of Troy, Pa. RD 3 Friday November 23, 1973 at the Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. The body is at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy where friends may call Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral and committal service will be held there Tuesday at 2 pm. Rev. Glenn Dewey. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy. Contributions may be made to the Blood Research Fund, Dept. of Medicine, Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Survived by his wife, Annette, Frick Schucker; daughters, Marlene, Kathleen and Brenda, all at home; mother, Mrs. Mary Schucker of Troy, RD 3; sisters, Mrs. Marian Turner and Mrs. Ronald (Shirley) Brian of Troy; brothers, Charles, Robert and James, all of Troy; several nieces and nephews. Trustee of the Sylvania Pa. Presbyterian Church. He was a Columbia Township farmer and former member of the Columbia Crossroads School Board.
MARK A. SCHUCKER, age 72, of Troy RD 3, Wednesday, May 12, 1965. Body at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. Calling hours; Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Friday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Glen Dewey. Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Survived by wife, Mrs. Mary Schucker; daughters, Mrs. Keith Turner of Millerton, and Mrs. Ronald Brian of Troy, sons, Mar Jr., Charles, Robert and James all of Troy; sisters, Mrs. Charles McCormick, Mrs. Austin Kendall both of Troy; brother, Maurice of Bethlehem, Pa.; nine grandchildren. He was a prominent Columbia Township farmer. Please omit flowers. (Buried Glenwood Cemetery, Troy)
SCHWAB - Gladys Schwab MERRILL, 93, died on September 2, 20001 in Lake Havasu City, AZ. She was born on November 19, 1907 in Germania, PA. She taught 26 years in the Pennsylvania school system. She was the widow of Robert J. Merrill who predeceased her. Gladys is survived by a son, Robert S. (Cheryl) and three daughters, Mary Ragusa (Sam), Jean Dutchess (Tom) and Martha Varvis (Mike); seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Marie M. Schwab of Mansfield, PA; a niece and three nephews. A memorial service will be held at the Canton Ecumenical Church in Canton on Saturday, September 29, 2001 at 11 am when her remains will be returned to Canton. There will be no graveside service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Canton Ecumenical Parish, 53 N. Center St., Canton, PA 17721.
LLOYDE J. SCHWEIGHART
Lloyde J. Schweighart, 51, of Troy, PA died Tuesday, February 15, 1994 at Troy Community Hospital emergency room. He was born August 30, 1942 in Danville, IL, the son of Clarence and Charlotte Snead Schweighart. He attended St. John's Catholic Church in Troy. Mr. Schweighart graduated from Danville, IL High School in 1960. He was employed with Eureka in Danville and then transferred to the Eureka plant in Scranton in 1972. In 1973 he was transferred to Eureka Co. in Troy where he was a second-shift foreman. At the time of his death he was plant manager of the Troy and Canton Paper Magic plants. He was instrumental in getting the credit union started at the Troy plant. He was also very involved in starting the Spearhead Division of Paper Magic in Canton. He was a treasurer of the Troy Rotary Club, member of the Troy Borough Planning Commission, member of the Canton Moose Lodge No. 429 and member of the Wheel Inn Club. Mr. Schweighart is survived by his wife, Judy; daughters and sons-in-law, Sheila and Kevin May of Canton and Shelly and Kevin May of Canton and Shelly and Jon Hurlburt of Troy; grandchildren, Danielle and Melissa May of Canton, Jeremy Schweighart and Michelle Hurlburt; nephew, Bradley Mushett of Danville, IL; sister and brother-in-law, Lela and Allen Mushett of Danville, IL; mother-in-law, Martha and Chuck Murray of Battle Creek, MI; brother-in-law, Martha and Chuck Murray of Battle Creek; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Howard and Joan Wagoner of Danville, IL; aunts, uncles and cousins; several nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass was held at St. John's Catholic Church in Troy on February 18 with Father Bert S. Kozen as Celebrant. Burial is to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Community Hospital Emergency Room 24-hour Service Fund, Troy, PA 16947 or the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, February 24, 1994)
SCOFIELD - Benson Sarah D-Troy, April 20 (1947) -aged 83, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A K Sambrook of Troy, Saturday afternoon. Besides her daughter, she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Arthur Fisk of Troy; one son, Louis of Fassett; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Soper Funeral Home in Troy where services will be held Tuesday at 2 pm. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.
ERNEST W. SCOTT SR.
Ernest W. Scott Sr., age 84, of Troy, PA and formerly of Fort Lauderdale, FL, died Saturday, April 13, 2001 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, PA. He was born in Armenia Township, Troy, PA on November 26, 1916, a son of the late John and Helen (Rogers) Scott. Ernest attended Troy High School and served in the US Army in the early 1930s. He married Violet Parke in 1938 and after 58 years of marriage, she preceded him in death on March 7, 1997. Ernest resided in Elmira, NY from 1940 to 1961 where he worked for Elm Chevrolet, Hills Bakery, J.P. Hunter Trucking Co. as a mechanic and at Hanrahan Appliance and TV as a television repair serviceman. He moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL in 1961 and retired from Jackson Marine Electronics in 1976 as vice-president/general manager. In 1976 he returned to Troy and lived in Armenia Twp. where he was affectionately known as "Mr. Fix-It". He was a member of the Faith Community Methodist Church in Wetona, PA. Ernest is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Ernest W. and June Scott Jr. of Wetona, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Mari and Andy Cayouette of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; grandchildren, Donald (Aimee) Scott of OK; Kristen Scott of Troy, PA; Scott Cayouette, Therese (Nick) Cayouette Barbera and Robert (Sonia) Cayouette, all of Fort Lauderdale, FL; great-grandchildren, Paige Scott and Christopher Scott of OK and Britanny Barbera and Brooke Barbera of FL; brothers, George Scott of Troy, PA and Mark Scott of Troy, PA; sisters-in-law, Doris Scott of Sylvania, PA, Gwladys Scott of Troy, PA and Alberta Scott of Millerton, PA; several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brothers, Clarence, Fred, Elmer and Russell Scott; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Scott, Doris A. Scott and Louise Scott. Funeral services were held April 21 at the Faith Community United Methodist Church in Wetona, PA with the Rev. Dale Russell and the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating; interment was to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Faith Community United Methodist Church building fund, c/o Ernest Scott Jr., RR 3, Box 402, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, April 19, 2001)
Fred SCOTT, 86, of Troy, PA died Thursday, March 30, 1995 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. He was born December 7, 1909 in Armenia Township, the son of John and Helen Rogers Scott. He was a member of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church, the Trojan Masonic Lodge #306, F&AM, the Williamsport Consistory, the IREM Temple, the Bradford County Shrine Club and the Columbia Grange. He was a self-employed cattle dealer. He formerly managed Troy Sales. He was a former owner of Wyalusing Sales. He was also a retired farmer. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Evelyn Ripley Scott; brothers and sisters-in-law, Russell and Gladys Scott, George and Doris Scott, Ernest and Violet Scott and Mark and Doris Scott, all of Troy; sister-in-law, Doris Lamb Scott of troy; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Clarence A. Scott Sr., on October 7, 1994. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in troy on April 1 with the rev. Jonathan Stanley officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Sylvania Presbyterian Church or the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center Coronary Care Unit.
John H. SCOTT, age 86, of Troy, Pa., Thursday, March 6, 1975 at the Troy Community Hospital. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Friday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Glenn Dewey. Burial Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa. Survived by wife, Helen Rogers Scott; sons Fred of Sylvania, Pa., Russell of Troy, Elmer of Troy, George of Troy, Ernest of Troy, Mark of Troy, Clarence of Troy; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. He was a retired farmer and lumberman; member of Troy United Methodist church; born in East Troy, Pa., the son of John and Mabel Scott. Mr. and Mrs. Scott had been married for 65 years.
SCOTT - LUCINDA S. JOHNSON
Lucinda Scott Johnson, 90, of Towanda, died April 23, 1990 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital. She was born June 10, 1899 in East Troy, daughter of William and Stella Calkins Scott. She graduated in 1917 from Troy High School and later obtained her permanent teacher's certificate. She taught for many years in the East Troy, West Burlington, Towanda-Wysox and Ulster schools, retiring in 1960. Her husband, Maxwell E. Johnson, predeceased her in 1985. Surviving are her son, Andrew S. Johnson of Towanda; nieces and nephews. A funeral and Eucharist were held April 26 at the Christ Episcopal Church in Towanda with the Rev. John T. Urban and the Rev. Ruth D. Urban officiating with interment to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. (TGR, Thursday, May 10, 1990)
MERRITT E. SCOTT, 65 of 233 Troy St., Canton died Wednesday afternoon, July 27 at his home following a brief illness. He was born in Ward Township, Bradford County, June 4, 1912, a son of Guy and Nellie Smith Scott. He retired in early June from the Swayze Folding Box Company of Canton where he had been employed for 27 years. Mr. Scott and his wife, the former Katherine Comfort Scott observed their 41st wedding anniversary last September. He was a member of the Canton Rod and Gun Club and also a member of the Canton Moose Lodge No. 429. Surviving besides his wife are; a daughter, Mrs. Royden (Sharon) Parrish of Forksville RD 1; one son, G. Wayne Scott of Canton; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Charles (Grace) Easton of Avoca, N.Y.; Mrs. Mary Jane Adam of Auburn, N.Y. and Mrs. Neva Sanstrom of Calif. The funeral will be at two p.m. Saturday in the First Baptist Church, E. Main St., Canton with burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. The Rev. S. Wade Stewart pastor of the First Baptist Church will officiate. –Canton Independent Sentinel
NETTIE SCOTT - Mrs. Sheldon Packard died on Saturday, February 20th, at her home in Roaring Branch. She was a daughter of Edward W. Scott of Troy township. Deceased is survived by a husband and four children. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday at the Baptist church in Troy, by Rev. J. L. Phoenix, Interment in Glenwood cemetery. TGR 1904
SECULES, Harry Collins- 53, prominent Troy Township farmer and Granger, died suddenly last Friday night, July 19 1946, as he was driving a hay rake into his barn after he had been stung in the face several times by bees. Dr. A E Dann, Bradford County Coroner, announced that shock caused his death. About a year ago, Mr. Secules was made unconscious for several hours by bee stings. He is survived by his wife, Bessie, two sons-Ernest, Baltimore and Leonard at home- a daughter, Mrs. Freda Smith, Canton. A Brother, Walter, Philadelphia, a sister, Mrs. Alice Henny, Sugar Run and seven grandchildren. The funeral was held from his late home on Monday at 2 pm with Rev. Arthur E Morey officiating. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery.
LEONARD "Bud" SECULES
Leonard "Bud" Secules, 85, longtime resident of Troy, PA died Thursday, December 12, 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Born on November 26, 1917 in Muncy Valley, PA. Bud was the son of the late Harry and Bessie Fulmer Secules. He graduated from Sonestown High School with the class of 1934. In the late 1930s, Bud moved to Troy an on August 30, 1941 he married Madeline Rosa Williams at the East Troy Baptist Church. Together they purchased the former Scott farm in Troy Township and renamed it Rose-Bud Acres. Bud was a farmer, truck driver and "jack of all trades". He was employed by Penn-Troy Machine Co. and retired from there in 1980. He later worked for Tennessee Gas Co. until 1992. Bud was also an auxiliary policeman and worked with area civil defense programs. Mr. Secules was a man of faith and an active member of the Troy Baptist Church. He served as a former church deacon, trustee and Sunday School superintendent. Involved in his community all his life, Bud was a Troy Grange member for over 70 years, serving as a past Grange master, an officer of the Bradford-Sullivan Pomona Grange, and as a director of the Grange's Sheep & Wool Growers. Mr. Secules supported area youth and was a Cub Scout leader, a den farther and a 4-H leader for 27 years, proudly receiving the 4-H's Cooperative of the Year Award in 1986. Bud was a past president of Troy High School PTA organization and was a member of Troy Rod and Gun Club. Mr. Secules is survived by his wife of 61 years, Madeline; a son, William "Bud" and Mary Secules of Towanda, PA; daughters, Rosaline and John Turnbull Sr. of Hawthorne, CA, Shirley and Ronald Morse of Canton PA and Rhea Secules of Exeter, PA; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Bud was predeceased by a brother, Ernest; two sisters, Martha and Freda; and a daughter-in-law, Shirley. A memorial service and celebration of his life was held December 16 at the First Baptist Church of Troy with his pastor, the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and private interment to be in the Glenwood Cemetery in Troy. Arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. Memorials in Bud's memory may be made to the First Baptist Church of Troy, Canton Street, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, December 19, 2002)
SEELEY, Clyde H. Age 90, of RD 2, Canton, Pa.. Wednesday, July
18, 1984 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends may call at the Morse
& Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, Pa. Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral
Service there Saturday at 1 p.m. with Rev. David B. Morris and Rev. Jasper
Smith officiating. Interment Glenwood Cemetery. Survived by the former Mildred
Smith (married 50 yeaars. Oct. 30, 1983); 4 daughters, Betty Seeley of Gillett,
PA., Mrs. Ralph (Melissa) Coppola of Pine City, Mrs. Veronica Newell of Canton
RD 2, Donna Seeley of Lowman, N.Y.; 3 sons, Clyde T. of RD 2, Canton, James R.
of Herndon, Va. and Wendell O. of RD, Gillett; sister, Mrs. Anjinette (Nettie)
Morley of Troy, Pa.; 21 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, seveal nieces,
nephews, cousins. Preceased by a son, Dalton Seeley and 3 daughters, Mrs.
Herbert (Evelyn Anderson, Mrs. Madeline Maynard and Mrs. Herbert (Winifred)
Smouther. He was a retired farmer, member of Alba Christian Church, and
Note: Clyde Seeley married first, Marjory D. Fitzwater, b. 20 Dec 1896, d. 14 Mar 1932. Madeline, Dalton T., Evelyn L., Betty and Winifred Gladys weere the children of the first marriage.
CLYDE H. SEELEY age 90 of RD 2, Canton, Pa. died Wednesday, July 18, 1984 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends may call at the Morse & Kleese Funeral home, Canton, Pa. Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services there Saturday at 1 p.m. with Rev. David B. Morris and Rev. Jasper Smith officiating. Interment in Glenwood Cemetery. Survived by the former Mildred Smith (married 50 years, Oct. 30, 1983); 4 daughters, Betty Seeley of Gillett, Pa., Mrs. Ralph (Melissa) Coppola of Pine City, Mrs. Veronica Newell of Canton RD 2, Donna Seeley of Lowman, N.Y.; 3 sons, Clyde T. of RD 2, Canton, James R. of Herndon, Va. and Wendell O. of RD, Gillett; sister, Mrs. Anjinette (Nettie) Morley of Troy, Pa.; 21 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded by a son, Dalton Seeley and 3 daughters, Mrs. Herbert (Evelyn) Anderson, Mrs. Madeline Maynard and Mrs. Herbert (Winifred) Smouther. He was a retired farmer, member of Alba Christian Church and Minnequa Grange. –Elmira Star Gazette
Dean SEELEY, 86
02/22/2002 Towanda Daily Review
Dean Seeley, 86, of Canton, died peacefully Feb. 21, 2002, at the Dar-Way Nursing Home, Estella, Pa. He was born June 2, 1915, in Alba, a son of the late Adelbert and Nell B. Jones Seeley. Mr. Seeley lived in the Alba and Canton area all his life. He was employed by the former Bellows Valvair in Canton for many years until his retirement. Dean loved the outdoors and was an avid deer hunter. He also enjoyed playing cards and reading. He will also be remembered for his productive gardens. Dean was a great conversationalist, always willing to tell a story. Mr. Seeley possessed a strong work ethic, a trait he passed down to his children and grandchildren. Throughout life, Dean was always happiest when in the presence of family. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Alma Stone Seeley; grandchildren, Robert (Barbie) Crandell of Canton, Brenda (Kevin) Johnson of Towanda, Scott (Missi) Crandell of Mifflinburg, Shelia Dean of Indiana, the Rev. Edwin (Lisa) Seeley of Mapleton, Pa., Craig (Tracy) Seeley of Troy, Brian (Lori) Seeley of Shunk, Monica (Eric) Heffner of Troy; grandson-in-law, Jim Dean of Canton; 14 great-grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Kathy Seeley of Canton and Elaine Seeley Gustafson of Canton; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Dean was predeceased by two sons, Roy and Keith Seeley; and a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and James "Smokey" Crandell. The family invites friends to call from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 23, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral and committal service will follow, with the Rev. Dean Walrath, pastor of the Canton Ecumenical Parish, officiating. Burial will be held in the Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Those who wish may direct memorials in Mr. Seeley's memory to the Green Free Library, 14 N. Center St., Canton, Pa. 17724.
SEELEY - DUNBAR, CARRIE, Carrie Dunbar, 82, Ithaca, NY and formerly of Canton, died February 4, 1985 in Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada. Mrs. Dunbar is survived by a son, Lee Dunbar of Stoney Creek, Canada; daughters, Diane Sperger, Ithaca and Linda Yourghlivch, Mt. Joy, PA.; 11 grandchildren; an aunt, Nettie Morley of Troy and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford (Dick) Dunbar on September 10, 1974. Graveside services were held March 8 at Glenwood Cemetery in Troy with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. (TGR March 14, 1985)
SEELEY, CLYDE H., Services for Clyde H. Seeley, 90, Canton, RD2 were held on July 21, 1984 at 1 p.m. from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating. The interment was held in the Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Mr. Seeley died on Wednesday, July 18, 1984 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira. He was born April 12, 1894 in Canton Township, is the son of James and Ida Knights Seeley. He had been a farmer for over 50 years before retiring. He was a member of the Alba Christian Church and the Minnequa Grange. Mr. Seeley is survived by his wife, the former Mildred Smith. They had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 30, 1983. Also surviving are daughters, Betty Seeley, Gillett; Mrs. Ralph (Evelyn) Anderson, City, NY; Veronica Newell, Canton, RD2 and Donna Seeley, Lowman, NY.; sons, Clyde T., Canton, RD2, James R., Herndon, Va., and Wendall O., Gillett; sister, Anjinette (Nettie) Morley, Troy; 21 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by son, Dalton and daughter, Mrs. Herbert (Evelyn) Anderson, Madeline Maynard and Mrs. Herbert (Winnifred) Smouther. (TGR Aug. 2, 1984)
SEELEY Doris I. RITZ, age 83, of Troy, PA died on Wednesday September 5, 2001. She was born on April 4, 1918 on Troy Twp., PA, the daughter of the late Earl and Jennie (Packard) Seeley. Doris was a graduate of Troy High School and attended beauty school in Elmira, NY. She was employed by McClellend’s Clothing Store and Hoover’s Gift Shop. Doris also worked as a bookkeeper for Meehan’s Oil Company and Cummings Lumber. She and her husband were the proprietors of the Burlington Hotel for many years. Doris was a member of the Troy BPW, and the Golden Star Rebekah Lodge. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, LaRue M. Ritz of Troy, PA; son, Gary (Shirley Matson) Ritz of Troy, PA; daughter, Susan (Gerald) Orman of Cleveland, TN; grandchildren Jay (Jackie) Ritz, of Kempner, TX; Michelle (Darryl) Wilston of Walnutport, PA; Marlene (Dan) Keleher of Troy, PA; Michael Orman of Lubbock TX; Patrick Orman of Brandon, FL; and Christopher Orman of Tempe, AZ, 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Lewis (Marie) Seeley of Troy, PA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 8 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., Troy, PA with the Reverend James Donahoo of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating and interment to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA. Memorial contributions in Doris’ name may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848 or the Allen F. Pierce Free Library, 115 Center Street, Troy, PA 16947.
SEELEY - MRS. ELIZABETH BENSON ( SRGP 58997 )
Mrs. Elizabeth Benson, 72, died Thursday at 1 p.m., at the home of a daughter Mrs. Elizabeth Soper at Austinville, Pa. Mrs. Benson is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Soper of Austinville, Pa., Mrs. Mary Pratt of Elmira, and Mrs. Sarah Perry of Gorham, N.Y., three sons, Harvey of Troy, Pa., Harry and Will of Austinville, Pa. The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Soper at Austinville, Pa. The Rev. Orey Crippen will officiate. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa. (handwritten on article Nov. 7, 1929)
SEELEY –HILDA MAE AUSTIN, 60, the wife of Robert Austin of Roaring Branch RD 2, died at her home Sunday afternoon, 3 April 1973, after an extended illness. Mrs. Austin was born in Ridgebury Township, May 30, 1912, a daughter of Edgar J. and the late Jennie Rightmire Seeley. She was a member of the Valley Grange 1319 of Wetona, Pa., where she had held many offices. A member of Pomona Grange for eight years, she presently held the office of Flora and also chairman of the Women’s Activity Committee. In Pomona Grange and she was the holder of seventh degree in National Grange. Mrs. Austin was a dressmaker for over 35 years in the Canton area. She and Mr. Austin celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary in November of 1972. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Robert E. of Roaring Branch RD 2; a granddaughter; her father, Edgar J. Seeley of Sylvania; a brother, H. Herman Seeley of Canton RD 2; three nieces, a nephew and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with Jasper Smith officiating, with burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Arrangements by the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. In lieu of lowers the family requests donations be made to the Canton Ambulance Association. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
KEITH D. SEELEY
Keith D. Seeley, 41, of Canton RD 2, died Sunday, December 23, 1990 at Troy Community Hospital following an extended illness. Born March 22, 1949 in Canton, PA he was the son of Dean R. Seeley and Alma E. Stone Seeley. He attended Canton High School, Williamsport Community College and was employed by S.E. Williams in Canton and F.P. Case & Son in Troy. For the last eight years he was a self-employed contractor and owner of Seeley Construction. Surviving are his wife of 19 years, Kathryn Fleming Seeley; son, Brian K. Seeley and daughter, Monica S. Seeley, both at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Seeley, Canton RD 2; sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James Crandle, Troy; brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Roy W. and Elaine Seeley, Canton RD 2; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Elwin and Kathy Fleming of Granville Summit, Fred and Kate Fleming of Daggett, Clifford and Pat Fleming of Granville Summit; Charles and Sandy Fleming of Pittsburgh; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held December 27 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Richard M. Barner officiating and interment to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Canton Community Nursing Service or the American Cancer Society. (TGR, Thursday, January 3, 1991)
SEELEY Patricia CRANDELL, 63, of Canton rr 2, pa, FORMERLY OF Troy, PA, died Saturday, August 5, 2000 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. born November 11, 1936 in Leroy Township, PA she was the daughter of dean and Alma Stone Seeley. In 1956 she married James “Smokey” Crandell. He preceded her in death on August 6, 1999 after 43 years of marriage. In earlier years Pat was employed by the Canton Telephone Co. She later worked at American Silk Label in Troy for many years. Most recently she was employed as a checkout clerk for the troy Super Duper, a job she truly enjoyed. In addition to her parents, Dean and Alma of Canton, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda J. and Kevin Johnson of Towanda, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert “Bob” and Barbie Crandell of Canton RR 2, PA and Scott and Missi Crandell of Mifflinburg, PA; six grandchildren, Kalee and Brodie James Johnson, Bo Tyler and Georgie, Amy and Emily Crandell; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Crandell was predeceased by her brothers, Roy and Keith Seeley. Funeral services were held August 11 (2 pm) with the Rev. Thomas Blackall officiating and interment to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. The family suggests that memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701 in Mrs. Crandell’s memory. TGR
SELLECK, MILAN E., (SRGP 15510) Services for Milan E. Selleck, 76, of Sylvania were held Oct. 15 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. The Rev. Garry Zuber and Rev. Herbert Punchard officiated. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Troy Community Hospital. Mr. Selleck died October 10, 1984 at the Troy Community Hospital. He was born February 22, 1908 in Granville Township and was the son of Luzerne and Jesse Ballard Selleck. He was a member and former treasurer of the Troy First Baptist Church. He retired from the North Penn Telephone Co., where he had been employed as a manager. Surviving him are daughter, Mrs. Donald (Vera) Carnright of Glen Aubery, NY; son, Howard Selleck of Prattsburg, NY; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother Carl Selleck of Mansfield and several nieces and nephews. (TGR Oct. 18, 1984)
SEWARD, Andrew W-died Sunday evening following a stroke of paralysis that morning. Her husband, who died four years ago, was a veteran of the Civil War. Mrs. Seward lived in Bohlayertown. Her nearest relatives were nephews. B A Burnham of Troy, Lynn Burnham of Flemington, NJ, Clarence of Valois, NY, Frank Burnham of Wellsburg, NY and Alba Welch of Coudersport, Pa. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. Claude J Shaffer of the Center Street Church of Christ, officiating. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery.
SEWELL - Barton Edgar Sewell
Barton Edgar Sewell died at the emergency hospital, Friday, November 1st, at 7 p. m. He is survived by his wife and one son Russell, and his parents Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Sewell. The deceased was born January 13th, 1883 and was married to Zora May Coe of Harrison Valley, March 22, 1904. The family moved to Troy twp. months ago and Mr. Sewell was employed here as a barber. The funeral was held at the home in Redington avenue, Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. G. A. Baldwin officiated. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery. TGR 1912
SEWELL - Local News) Cora Sewell, 18 years, late of Potter county, a member of the family in which we last week said all were ill died Thursday morning at the emergency hospital, the first victim of the epidemic. Her mother alone, of the family of five, is able to be about. The remains were taken to the home No. 7 Redington Row. The funeral will be held at 2 this afternoon. Interment in Glenwood cemetery. TGR 1912
GLADYS O. SEYMOUR
Gladys Oliver Seymour, 86, of Troy died Saturday, July 20, 1991 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born July 19, 1905, daughter of the late Clyde and Cora Kennedy Seymour. Miss Seymour was a member of the First Baptist Church in Troy. She was a babysitter in the Troy area for many years. Miss Seymour is survived by several cousins, including Richard and Shirley Kenyon of RD 1, Troy. She was predeceased by sisters, Agnes Dunbar in 1974 and Lena Seymour in 1981. Funeral services were held July 22 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and interment to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. (TGR, Thursday, August 1, 1991)
SEYMOUR - Mrs. Ruby K. Wilkins, (SRGP 04753) age 75 of Mansfield, Pa., RD 2, Monday, December 17, 1973, at the Troy Community Hospital. The body is at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy where friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal service will be there Friday at 2 p.m., Rev. Glenn Dewey. Interment Glenwood Cemetery in Troy. Survived by husband, Lloyd Wilkins; daughters Mrs. Richard (Sylvia) Lyon of Canton, Pa., Mrs. Nelson (Lucille) Morgan of Mainesburg, Pa., Miss Arlene Wilkins of Port Huron, Mich., Mrs. Nathan (Marjorie) Blow, E. Smithfield, Pa., Mrs. Robert (Marcella) Reed of Three Hills, Alberta, Canada, Mrs. Kenneth (Gloria) Marple of Millerton, Pa.; one son Lloyd Wilkins, Jr. of Mansfield, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Edward Bolt and Mrs. LeRoy Raynor of Intercession City, Fla.; 26 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Bakerburg Community Church and a member of the Troy Grange.
SHANNON - Shandran, Josephine Shannon (wife of John J)-another death which brought sorrow to acquaintances was that on Wednesday evening shortly before midnight from pneumonia. She was born in this boro in 1878. From childhood she had been a consistant member of St John’s Roman Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, her mother, Mrs. Michael Shannon, three sisters and four brothers- Mrs. Elizabeth Finnerty, Misses May and Margaret Shannon and John Shannon of Troy, Daniel and Mack Shannon of Patton. The sympathy of the community goes out to the stricken husband and family in their bereavement. The funeral will be held at St John’s church Saturday morning. Interment will be in St. John’s cemetery.
SHAW- MARY ALICE ROCKWELL
Mary Alice Rockwell, 64, of Troy, PA died December 24, 1993 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born November 10, 1929 in Blossburg, PA to H. Wade and Hettie Grover Shaw. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, PA. She is survived by her husband, Leamon; sister-in-law, Phyllis Storrs; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Wilston Funeral Home in Mansfield on January 4 with the Rev. Norman Evans officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. (TGR, Thursday, January 6, 1994)
Charles Fritz SHAYLOR, age 90, of Austinville, Pa., Saturday, December 2, 1972 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. funeral and committal service will be held there Tuesday 2 p.m. Rev. Glenn Dewey and Rev. Vaden Brown. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.
Shaylor, Charles Fritz, age 90 of Austinville, PA, Saturday, December 2, 1972 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal service will be held there Tuesday 2 p.m. Rev. Glenn Dewey and Rev. Vadon Brown. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy. Survived by his wife, Helen; one daughter, Mrs. William Eloise Post of Jersey Shore, PA; two sons, Theodore of Austinville, PA and Howard of Troy; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Haven and Mrs. Lorena Woodward, both of Sylvania, PA; one brother, Carl Shaylor, of Sylvania, PA; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Member of the Austinville Union Church, retired Columbia township farmer, served several years as a Columbia Crossroads School Director, former member of the Columbia Grange and the Austinville I.O.O.F.
SHEDDEN, DEAN A., Services for Dean A. Shedden, 78, Granville Summit, RD 1, were held Friday, August 17, at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. George W.Ogden, his acting pastor, officiating. The interment was held in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Mr. Shedden died Wednesday, August 15, 1984 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. Mr. Shedden was born on January 25, 1906, in Granville Township, Bradford County. He is the son of Frank and Myrtie Brown Shedden. He retired from farming in 1968 and from 1968 til the time of his illness in Dec. 1983, he was employed by the Troy Area School District. Mr. Shedden was an active member of the Granville Center Church of Christ where he served as elder for many years. In 1981 he received the honor of being named Elder Emeritus. He was a member of Granville Center Grange and a former member of the Granville Center Odd Fellows. He is survived by a brother, Harry and a sister, Mrs. Dean (Maude) Duart, both of Granville Summit; also nieces and nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, Harriett Manley in 1977. Memorial donations may be directed to the Granville Center Church of Christ Memorial Fund in care of Gertrude Broffi, RD 1 Granville Summit, Pa. 16926. (TGR Aug. 23, 1984)
DEAN C. SHEPARD died at the Skilled Nursing Unit July 17, 2001 after a lengthy illness. He was the son of the late George B. and Mary Shepard. Dean was born in Wells Township. He lived an interesting life. In his early years, he was a truck drive, then he owned and operated a dairy from near Canton. He was a Navy veteran of World War II having served in the Pacific theater as a radar operator on an L.S.M. He worked 16 years for the Postal Service, 15 of which he was a rural mail carrier. Dean was a member of the Grover Church of Christ, a former member of the Canton and Troy Senior Citizens Clubs and a member of the L.S.M Association. Dean loved outdoor live and upon retirement, did many outdoor jobs for different people. He especially loved gardening and always had a very beautiful garden. He was also a very creative writer. Dean is survived by his wife, Minnie S. Shepard, four children, six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, three sisters, one brother, two brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law. A little daughter predeceased him. There will be no calling hours. A private service will be at the convenience of the immediate family. Committal and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy with the Rev. James Crupi officiating. Any contributions in his memory can be made to the ALS Foundation, 500 Office Center Dr., Suite 304, Fort Washington, PA or Minnequa Springs Preservation Fund in care of Jasper Smith, RD 1, Box 286, Canton, PA. Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., Troy. –Towanda Daily Review
Mrs. Harriet SHEPARD Dare. (SRGP 53436)
Mrs. Harriet Sheppard Dare, the fifth daughter in succession of Nathan and Sarah Sheppard was born April 25th, 1826 in Cedarville, N.J. She received the best education available at that time. On December 2nd, 1845 she married to Dr. Charles V. Dare, and for a time they resided at Salem and at Millville, N. J., at Chester, PA, and in Philadelphia, from where in 1859 they moved and permanently located at Troy, Pa. Here Mrs. Dare lived with her family until her death on Thursday morning, January 15, 1903. She is survived by her daughters Mrs. Laura French of Troy, Mrs. Edward F. Lummis of Camden, N.J. and her son Charles W. Dare of New York City. Two sons, Charles G. and William I., died in childhood and a daughter, Mary S., died in 1894.
Mrs. Dare has been a member of the First Presbyterian church of Troy, PA., for eighteen years, and has served a long term as a deaconess of the Church, fulfilling her official duties promptly and faithfully. The innumerable acts of gentleness and kindness which characterized her life endeared her to her friends and neighbors, who will miss her keenly. For many years she has been called to homes visited by suffering and pain, and gave unstintedly of her time and strength. Her long life was industrious, painstaking and earnest and she leaves many tokens of her faithfulness and care to comfort her bereaved family. In spite of the weight of her nearly fourscore years, she was apparently in excellent health until a day or two before her death; her eye was bright, her step firm almost to the last, and her many friends have hoped that years of usefulness remained to her.
She leaves a family of children and grandchildren to mourn for her, to revere and honor her mercy. They tenderly laid her remains at rest in Glenwood Cemetery. Full of honors and of years, her serene and devoted life closed peacefully. 1903
SHERMAN - MRS. AMANDA BARRETT (SRGP 79902)
died at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Sunday, December 13th, at 11:45 a.m. at the age of 57 years. She is survived by three son; Robert, Troy; Warren, Columbia Cross Roads, and Herbert, Troy; two sisters and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the home of Robert Barrett,East Troy at 2 p.m. Rev. Floyd Guiles officiated and interment was in Glenwood Cemetery. (handwritten on article 1936)
SHERMAN - Mrs. Ann SHERMAN Bohlayer departed this life at her home on Armenia last Friday after a lingering illness from dropsy. She was the only daughter of Ira and Marion Sherman, and was born in Providence, RI in September 1834, but lived in Troy for many years and was highly esteemed for her many christian virtues. She is survived by her two nephews and two nieces: Henry and Theodore Sherman; and Mrs. Willis Flick all of Troy and Mrs. James Cavanough of Cleveland, OH. The funeral was conducted from the Baptist church last Sabbath morning. The Rev. T. A. Hughes officiated, who spoke impressively from Psalms, 55-6 "Oh that I had wings like a dove; for then would I fly away, and be at rest," and Phil., 1-23, "For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart and to be with Christ; Which is far better." Appropriate selections were well rendered by the choir. There were many beautiful flowers, conspicuous among them was a large white cross contributed by the C. E. Society. She was laid at rest in Glenwood beside many friends who have preceded her to their long home. August 14, 1903
SHERMAN - BEATRICE S. LEONARD
Beatrice Frances Sherman Leonard, 90, wife of King E. Leonard of Columbia Cross Roads RR 3, died Tuesday, August 25, 1992 at the Robert Packer Hospital following a period of declining health. She was born July 25, 1902, in Overton Township, the daughter of William and Debbie McIntire Sherman. Mrs. Leonard was a well-known member of the Berrytown community where she assisted her husband for many years on their dairy farm until their retirement in 1967. She attended the Berrytown Wesleyan Church and was a member of the Wesleyan Women's Missionary Society. She was also a long-time member of the Checkerville Grange and later, the Ondawa Grange. She is survived by her husband of almost 67 years (their anniversary was August 26), King; daughters, Ruth Bentley of Moultrie, GA and Ruth E. Leonard of Waverly, NY; sons, Phil E. Leonard, Lee H. Leonard, Donald R. Leonard and Ronald F. Leonard, all of Gillett; 22 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; sister, Grace Russell of Laporte; brother, George A. Sherman of Sayre; half-brother, Frank Wheeler; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by sisters, Ethel Chisum of Bath, NY and Lena Lankins of Sayre. Funeral services were held August 29 at the Vickery Funeral Home with the Rev. David Larson officiating and interment to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Berrytown Wesleyan Church, RR 1, Gillett, PA 16925 in Mrs. Leonard's memory. (TGR, Thursday, September 3, 1992)
Ira Pierce SHERMAN (SRGP 07397) died at the Sayre hospital Monday Night at 7:30 o’clock. Mr. Sherman had been ill for nearly nine years, and about two weeks ago he was taken to the hospital at Sayre for operation. This was Successfully performed and he appeared to gain and his family here received encouraging news of his condition. His long weakened strength could not withstand the heavy strain, however, and he began to fail Friday. News of his failing condition was forwarded to his family, but which, owing to the practical impossibility of quick communication which has been experienced the last few days, the word was not received here until after his death. Much sympathy is expressed by the many friends of the deceased for the bereaved family. Mr. Sherman came with his parents from Newport, Rhode Island, where he was born in 1849, first making their home in Rutland. Later he moved to Troy. On January 1, 1873, he was married to Emma Lymans of Burlington. To them were born four children, who with Mrs. Sherman, survive: Henry C. of Troy; Theodore, of Elmira; Grace, Mrs. Willis Flick, and Mrs. Anna Watson of Troy. Funeral services will be held in the Methodist church Friday at 10 o’clock a. m., conducted by Rev. Ward Mosher, with a short prayer service at the home at 9:30 o’clock. TGR 1902
J. ROSS SHERMAN (SRGP 15189)
J. Ross Sherman, 79, Troy RD 2, died August 7, 1990. He was born in Armenia Township, the son of Milton and Libbie Ross Sherman. Mr. Sherman was a farmer. He drove school bus for Troy Area Schools and was also employed by Bradford County Manor on various county projects. He was a member of Armenia Wesleyan Church. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Viola Morgan Sherman; son and daughter-in-law, Dick and Beverly Sherman, Troy RD 2; daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Clifford Simpson, Williamsport; eight grandchildren; five grandchildren; brother, Roy Sherman, Mansfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on August 17 with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the East Troy Methodist Church. (TGR, Thursday, August 16, 1990)
M. ROY SHERMAN (SRGP 78380)
M. Roy Sherman, 84, formerly of Mansfield, died Friday, June 20, 1997, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Born Feb. 6, 1913 in, Troy, he was the son of Milton S. and Libbie Ross Sherman. He retired from the Ingersoll Rand, Painted Post, NY, in August of 1975. He was a member of the Evangelical Wesleyan Church, Mansfield. Preceding him in death were his wife, Marian E. Sherman, in 1989, and a brother, Ross Sherman. Surviving are a daughter, Rose Marie Miles of Mansfield; grandchildren and spouses, Julie M. and Kevin Welch and Joseph D. and Cora Miles Jr., all of Mansfield; a brother-in-law and four sisters-in-law, Gordon and Evelyn Johnston of Covington, Ruth Johnston of Kissimmee, Fla., Janice E. Johnston of Mansfield, Viola Sherman of Troy; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Sunday, June 22, and Monday, June 23, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Funeral services were held there Monday immediately following the calling hours. The Rev. James A. Johnston and the Rev. J.R. Miles officiated. Burial was made in the Glenwood
MILTON SHERMAN (SRGP 15192)
For many years a resident of the Covert section of Armenia Township, died in his home there last Monday evening, January 18th, at the age of 63. He was one of a family, which has long been identified with that locality. He was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Covert, and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Ross and Roy at home; one daughter, Mrs. Charles Beichler, Aliquippa, Pa., and four grandchildren. Mrs. Burt Burnham of the Fall Brook Road, is a sister of Mr. Sherman. He is also survived by another sister, Mrs. Layton Lyon, Farmers Valley and three brothers, Wesley, Mansfield, Frank, Elmira, and Ray, Philadelphia. The funeral will be conducted from his late home Friday at 1 p.m., Mrs. Mary Lyon officiating, and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. (handwritten on article 1937)Cemetery, Troy.
SHERRELL Kevin R. Sherrell
age 54, of Millerton, PA, died on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born on July 17, 1958 in Dearborn, MI, he was the son of Estel and Evelyn (Corbin) Sherrell. Kevin is survived by his wife, Laurie (Vieregger) Sherrell. Kevin was self-employed as a craftsman. He was a member of the Victory Church. Kevin had a great love for the outdoors and Gods creation. Amongst his favorite hobbies were skiing, hunting, fishing, spending time on the farm, hiking and his family time. In addition to his wife, Laurie, Kevin is also survived by his mother, Evelyn Sherrell of Taylor, MI; one daughter and son-in-law, Caitlin and C.J. Carl of Roseville, PA; one brother and sister-in-law, David and Dianna Sherrell of Taylor, MI; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna and Jim Barta of Hartsell, AL, Sandra and Ron Compau of Dubuque, IA; Kristi and Brian Kotrous of Meridianville, AL, Mary and Jeff Ferris of Jonestown, PA, Amy and Bob Massar of Annville, PA; his mother-in-law, Leslie (John) Thornton of Sevierville, TN; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Estel Sherrell, father-in-law, Ed Vieregger and a nephew, Chad Barta. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 from 10 AM to 11 AM at the Victory Church, 645 E. Main St., Troy, PA. A funeral service will be held immediately following calling hours at 11 AM at the church with Pastor Josh Payne officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family at 1574 Dunkleberger Road, Millerton, PA 16936 to assist with expenses. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. Funeral home obituary – October 11, 2012
SHOOK, C Ammon-Troy Barber for 70 years, dies at 89. C Ammon Shook, aged 89, of Troy died Saturday (Feb 1968) at Troy Community Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Shook was a member of the Troy Baptist Church. He owned and operated a barbershop in Troy for over 70 years, and was active at barbering until two years ago. Surviving are two sons, G Harold of Troy and Robert of Williamsport; four sisters. Mrs. Jennie Wolfe and Mrs. Carrie Yoder, both of Watsontown, Pa.; Mrs. Daisy Staffel and Mrs. Louella Dickerman, both of Buffalo; two brothers, Willard of Miami, Fla and Arthur of Asbury Park, NJ; one granddaughter and two nieces. Funeral and committal services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with Rev C E Depew officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. (Daily Review Feb 1968) - See 1961 Business Biography
ROBERT W. SHOOK, 63, of Rome RD 1, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 1985 at the Lawnwood Medical Center, Fort Pierce, Fla. He was a native of Troy, Pa. and a winter resident of Fort Pierce, Fla. Mr. Shook was a graduate of Mansfield and Penn State universities with a Bachelor of Science degree in education and a Masters degree in education. He was a veteran of World War II, having served as a captain with the U.S. Air Force. Prior to his retirement he served as principal of the Northeast Bradford High School. His memberships include the Troy Baptist Church, Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 306 and the Scottish Rite Bodies of Towanda, Williamsport Consistory, 32nd Degree. He was also a member of Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity. Surviving are his wife, Thelma Edsell Shook of Rome and Ft. Pierce, Fla.; a daughter, Gail Williams of Williamsport; two step-daughters, Vicky Jones of Friendsville, Pa. and Kim Purtell of LeRaysville; two step-sons, Floyd Edsell of Stevensville and John Edsell of Wyalusing; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Eloise Shook of Troy; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 18, 1985 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson and the Rev. H. T. Punchard officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Glenwood Cemetery, troy. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will conduct military services at the funeral home Saturday morning. –Towanda Daily Review.
SHUCKER Mariam D. (Schucker) Turner
Mariam D. (Schucker) Turner, age 90, of East Main Street, Troy, died Thursday, March 3, 2011, at Troy Community Hospital. Mariam was born March 26, 1920 in Columbia Township, Pa., daughter of the late Mark A. and Mary C. (Neubauer) Schucker. She was a graduate of Troy Senior High School and Elmira Business Institute. She was retired from Moore Business Form in Elmira, N.Y., where she worked as a bookkeeper for many years. Her interests included antiquing and gardening, she especially loved flowers. Survivors include her sister, Shirley Brian of Troy; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Alice Schucker, Robert and Ina Schucker and James Schucker all of Troy; a cousin, Donna Hess; two lifelong friends, Anna Dennington and Ruth Turner both of Elmira, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mariam was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Mark A. Schucker Jr.; two sisters-in-law, Donna Schucker, Annette S. Pearsall; and a brother-in-law, Ronald H. Brian. Her funeral service will be at the convenience of the family and interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. Memorials are directed to the American Cancer Society , 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701. Towanda Daily Review – March 5, 2011
DeVoe, Mrs. Ada Simcoe-aged 64, Springfield, died early Thursday morning, Feb 24, 1949. She is survived by her husband, Evert DeVoe; one son, Chester, Buffalo; two sisters, Mrs. Victor VanNess, Springfield, Mrs. Max Havens, Waverly, NY. two brothers, Charles Simcoe, Springfield and Earl Simcoe, West Burlington; two grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Services were held at 11 am Saturday in the Soper and Vickery Funeral Home, Rev. Orey Crippen officiating. Burial was in Glenwood cemetery.
Charles F. SIMCOE, age 46 of Columbia Cross Roads, RD 2, Friday Oct 24, 1975. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa., Sunday 6 to 9 p.m. funeral there Monday at 2 p.m., Rev. Charles Root, burial Glenwood Cemetery. Survived by wife, Eleanor Roy Simcoe; sons Charles of Towanda and Paul of Coudersport; daughters, Mrs. Leslie (Diane) Isbell of Columbia Cross Roads, RD3, LuAnn Simcoe attending Mansfield State Teachers College, Audrey Simcoe at home; sisters, Mrs. Howard (Mary Esther) VanHorn of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2, Mrs. Lyle (Virginia) Inman of Gillett, Mrs. Robert (Ina) Schucker of Troy, Mrs. Oliver (Lucille) Baxter of Columbia Cross Roads; brother Larry Simcoe with U. S. Air Force in California; one granddaughter, Michelle Simcoe; several nieces and nephews. He was employed by the Troy Motor Co. and was a Springfield Township farmer, drove school bus for the Troy Area Schools. He was Springfield Township Supervisor, member Coryland Presbyterian Church and former member of Troy Auxiliary Police.
Charles F. SIMCOE, age 46, of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2, Friday Oct. 24, 1975. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa. Sunday 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m. Rev. Charles Root, burial Glenwood Cemetery.
SIMCOE Ina S. Schucker
age 86, of Troy, died on Monday, April 30, 2012 in Bradford County Manor, Troy. Born on April 15, 1926 in Springfield Twp., she was the daughter of Charles and Edith (Parmenter) Simcoe. Ina is survived by her husband, Robert E. Schucker. Prior to her retirement, Ina was the owner and operator of the Ina Schucker Beauty Shop. She was a member of the Troy Presbyterian Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. Ina enjoyed working in her beauty shop. In addition to her husband, Robert, Ina is also survived by a daughter, Tricia Schucker of Troy; one brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Marlene Simcoe of Troy; one sister, Lucille Baxter of Troy; and two grandchildren, Liz and Ian Schumacher. She was predeceased by a brother, Faye Simcoe, and two sisters, Virginia Inman and Mary Esther Van Horn. A private family graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at the Glenwood Cemetery in Troy. Family and friends are invited to attend a luncheon following the service at 12:30 p.m. at the family residence, 2618 Sylvania Rd., Troy. Memorial contributions may be made in Ina's name to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Towanda Daily Review – May 3, 2012
SIMCOE – Mrs. Ina Simcoe Van Ness, 72, of Troy RD 2, died Thursday, July 20, 1961. She was the widow of Victor Van Ness and a member of the Springfield Baptist Church. Survived by sons, Lester of Mainesburg, Victor of Columbia Cross Roads; sister, Mrs. Ora Havens of Waverly; brothers, Charles and Earl of Troy; 5 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. Funeral service was at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Saturday at 2 PM, the Rev. Gorden Ridenour officiating. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. – Mansfield Advertiser, 26 July 1961, p.4
SIMCOE –MARY ESTHER (SIMCOE) VAN HORN, 85, of Towanda, Pa. and formerly of Columbia Cross Roads and Troy, Pa., died on Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, in the Skilled Nursing Unit of Towanda Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Howard E. Van Horn, who died on Aug. 29, 1991. Mary was born on March 1, 1921, in Springfield Township, Bradford County, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Edith (Parmenter) Simcoe. Mary was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1939. She was a long-time member of the East Troy Baptist Church. Mary was self employed, doing domestic work for several families in and around Troy. Mary is survived by: her sister, Virginia S. Inman of Troy; her sister and brother-in-law, Ina S. and Robert Schucker of Troy; her sister, Lucile Baxter of Columbia Cross Roads; her brother and sister-in-law, Larry P. and Marlane Simcoe of Troy; and her sister-in-law, Eleanor (Roy) Simcoe Zeigler of Troy; along with several nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Howard, brother, Charles Faye Simcoe and brothers-in-law, Lyle D. Inman and C. Oliver Baxter. Due to the possibility of inclement weather the committal service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. Officiating will be Mary's pastor, the Rev. Garry Zuber. Contributions may be made in Mary's memory to the West Alliance Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 13, Troy, PA. –Towanda Daily Review (Buried Glenwood Cemetery, Troy)
SIMS Theodore James Age 89, of Troy, died late Saturday night at the
Bradford County Manor. He was born in Troy, on February 2, 1915, the son of the
late William R. and Anna (Kepler) Sims. He was a graduate of Troy High School.
Before retiring, Theodore was employed by Bradco Supply, as a truck mechanic,
and prior to that as an auto mechanic. He was a member of the Troy Church of
Christ, on Center St. Theodore is survived by two sons, Gary W. (Edwina) Sims
of Troy, and David L. (Jettie) Sims of Newton, AL; a daughter, Joanne L.
(William) Mott of Greenville, SC; a brother, Paul R. Sims of Troy; five
grandchildren, two step grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one niece and
one nephew. In addition to his parents, Theodore was preceded in death by his
wife, Wilma F. (Fanning) Sims, who died December 20, 1992. Services will be
held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., 110 W. Main St.,
Troy. The Reverend Duane Taylor will officiate. Family and friends may call
from 10 until time of service. Interment will be private, held at the
convenience of the family in the Glenwood Cemetery. (ESG 1/31/2005)