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Joe SNYDER, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Snyder, aged 28 years, met his death while going to his home early Sunday morning on the Northern Central track, from injuries received from a passenger train. J. Patrick Handran, who was returning to his home on Railroad street about quarter past twelve Saturday night, came across the body of Joe Snyder lying in the middle of the main track about 100 years above the station. At first sight he appeared to be dead, but was found to be in an unconscious state. Mr. Handran immediately called night operator Johnson, and Justice B. A. Long, Dr. C. F. Paine and station agent T. P. Rockwell were next sent for, who took the unconscious man to his home, a short distance away. Joe regained consciousness after he was taken home, only barely sufficient to recognize some of those around him, and spoke a few words unintelligibly and died about 5 o’clock Sunday morning. As there were no known witnesses, it is not to a certainty known how he met his death. … Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, interment in Glenwood cemetery. TGR 1901
SOPER Helen (SRGP 14684 )- Mrs. Helen Shaylor, age 90, of Austinville, Pa., Friday, April 26, 1974 at the Strait Nursing Home in Centerville, Pa. Arrangements by Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa. No calling hours. Private funeral and committal service there Monday at 2 p.m., Rev. Glenn Dewey, burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa. Please omit flowers. Survived by daughter, Mrs. William (Eloise) Post of Grant, Nebraska; sons; Theodore of Austinville, Pa., and Howard of Troy, Pa.; daughter-in-law Mrs. Margaret Shaylor of Austinville, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Etta Gardner of Elmira; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Austinville Union Church and the widow of the late Charles Fritz Shaylor.
SOPER - Mrs. Dimmis Soper Wilson, (SRGP 14683) 85, of Troy, Tuesday, April 16, 1963. She was a member of the Roseville Methodist Church and of the Dolly Madison Rebekah Lodge, Austinville. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Harlan Grace and Mrs. Herbert Garrison both of Troy, Mrs. Lucille Kennedy of Roseville; sisters, Mrs. Etta Gardner of Troy, Mrs. Fritz Shaylor of Austinville; brother, Leland Soper of Elmira; two grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Body at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy and will be removed to family home Thursday noon. Funeral there Friday at 1 p.m., the Rev. Orey Crippen. Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.
Willis W. SPALDING, 78, of Pulteney, NY died Tuesday, August 15, 1995 at the Canandaigua Veteran’s Medical Center in Canandaigua, NY. Mr. Spaulding was born in troy, PA on May 6, 1917, the son of William A. and Lola Packard Spalding. Mr. Spalding graduated from Troy High School in the class of 1935 and was a 1939 graduated of Mansfield state College with a B.S. in education, math and social studies. He attended the University of Chicago with studies in personnel psychology and attended International Accountants for Office Management and Accounting. He was a veteran of WW II serving with the US Army in the South Pacific with the signal corps. He retired in 1983 from Ralph’s Service Center in Mansfield, PA. He is survived by his wife, Ella , of Pulteney, NY; daughters, Winona Wieczorek of Blossburg, PA; Sylvia Fuller of Elmira Heights, NY; brother, Curtis Spalding of Troy, PA; grandchildren, James Fuller, Janna and Ryan Heinrich. Willis was predeceased by a son, James, and his first wife, Naomi. Funeral services were held at the Bottoni-Wood Funeral Home in Prattsburg, NY on August 18 with burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 46 Prince Street, Rochester, NY 14607. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, August 24, 1995
SPAULDING Curtis E. Spalding, 89, life long resident of
Troy, Pa., died on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 at the Bradford County Manor. He was
the loving husband of the late Marian Mae GREENOUGH Spalding who died
on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010. The couple married August 18, 1942 and had 67 happy years together. Curt was born on Aug. 27, 1920 on the family farm in Troy Township., a son of the late William A. and Lola B. (Packard) Spalding. He was a 1938 graduate of Troy High School and attended Penn State University. Curt was a local contractor, building 17 homes in the Troy area. He built the Tastee Freez in Troy, opening it in 1957, and he and Marian operated it for 29 years. He also built the Troy Motel and opened it in 1963, and he and Marian operated it for 47 years. Curt was a life long member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy, and held many offices within it, and was a 61-year member and past master of the Troy Grange. He was also a past president of the Troy Chamber of Commerce, and was the director of the Endless Mountains Tourist Bureau. Curt had a truly impressive Masonic record. He was a 50-year member Trojan Lodge No. 306 of Free and Accepted Masons where he was Worshipful Master in 1962 and was Secretary from 1963 to 1995, was a member of Troy Royal Arch Chapter No. 261 and was Most Excellent High Priest in 1977 and Secretary from 1963 –1995. He was also a member of: Northern Council No. 24 where he was Thrice Illustrious Master in 1993, Northern Commandery No. 16 and was Eminent Commander in 1992, Williamsport Conclave of the Red Cross of Constantine where he was Puissant Sovereign in 1998, Northeastern York Rite College No. 102 where he was Preminent Governor in 1994, Order of the Purple Cross where he was Associate Regent in 1994. He also belonged to: Penn Priory No. 6, Knights of the York Rite Cross of Honor, Northeastern Council No. 333 of the Allied Masonic Degrees. He belonged to: Valley of Towanda, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite where he was Thrice Potent Master in 1982, and received the Meritorious Service Award in 1983, was Coroneted 33 Degree in 1995, belonged to the Valley of Williamsport Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite and was Chancellor from 2002 to 2006, belonged to the Royal Order of Scotland, Irem Temple, Ancient Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, the Bradford County Shrine Club where he was President in 1973. Curt is survived by his daughter, Cheryl (Edgar) Wright of Millerton, Pa.; his sons, K. Roderick Spalding and Curtis D. Sr. (Deborah) Spalding, both of Troy, Pa.; six grandchildren: Terry Spalding, Curtis D. Jr. (Wendy) Spalding, Ginger (Roger) Lathrop, Will (Stacy) Spalding, Travis (Corin) Spalding and Taffy (Phil) Bowman, 14 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Curt was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Marian, and his brother Willis W. Spalding. Family and friends are welcome to call from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. The Masonic service to honor Brother Spalding will begin at 3 p.m. at the funeral home, and the funeral service will follow with Curt's pastor, Rev. Richard Noggle, officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Glenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Curt's memory to the Masonic Hall Association, c/o Donald D. White, 126 West Main St. Troy, PA 16947. March 1, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
K. RODERICK ‘ROD’ SPALDING, 68, well known resident of Troy, PA passed away at home on Friday, August 7, 2015. Rod was born on November 28, 1946 in Elmira, NY, son of the late Curtis E. and Marian Mae (Greenough) Spalding. He was a graduate of Troy High School, Class of 1964. During and after high school Rod worked for Calkins Motors until he had the chance to buy the local Jeep and Chevrolet dealership named Sims & Spalding Jeep and Chevrolet. Rod was a well-known local NASCAR racer and raced in the Modified Class both locally and regionally until his accident in 1988 where he was seriously injured while racing at the Rougemont, North Carolina Speedway. One of his biggest achievements was helping found The Spalding Foundation- a fund for individuals injured in race related accidents. He was also a member of the Trojan Lodge #306 F&AM and also Scottish Rite. He was a former member of the Martha Lloyd Community Board of Trustees and was a former member of the Troy Lions Club. Rod enjoyed collecting and showing his antique cars at local shows. Rod is survived by his sons: Terry Spalding of Davidson, NC and Travis (Michelle) Spalding of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, his grandchildren: Jessica Spalding, Alicia Spalding, Ivy Spalding, Brayden Spalding, Madeline Spalding, Ellie Spalding, and Lainey Spalding, his sister, Cheryl (Edgar) Wright, his brother Curtis D. (Deborah) Spalding, Sr., several nieces and nephews, his former wife Jeanette Case, his special friend and care giver Nancy Schoonover, and his close friends Jim Blackwell and Ray McClure. Rod was preceded in death by his parents. Family and friends are welcome to gather from 11:00 am – 12:45 pm on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street Troy, PA. The Masonic service by Rod’s brothers from Trojan Lodge will begin at 12:45 pm. The funeral service to celebrate Rod’s life will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, August 13th at the funeral home. Burial will be private and at the convenience of Rod’s family in Glenwood Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review 8/9/2015
- Died. Smith – In Troy, November 5, 1891, of general debility, Mrs. Laura Smith, widow of Frank Smith, aged 87 years (The Troy Register, Troy,
Pennsylvania, Saturday, November 7, 1891). Laura Spaulding - b.18 Mar 1811 daughter of Howard Spaulding and Lucy Allen.
BARBARA C. SPENCER, 34 of Troy RD 3 died July 10, 1986 at the Troy Community Hospital. Born May 13, 1952 in Troy she was the daughter of Donald and Lenora Mae Woodward Spencer. Besides her parents Donald and Lenora Woodward Spencer, she is survived by three sisters; Shirley Spencer of Canton RD 1, Mrs. Edward (Norma) Perry of Elmira, NY and Mrs. Doris Fogleman of Williamsport; three brothers, John Spencer of Canton RD 1, Robert Spencer of Canton RD 1 and Donald Spencer Jr. of Wellsboro; several nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held Saturday at the Vickery Funeral Home with Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Burial was in the Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association
Barbara J. SPENCER, age 48, of Troy, PA died on Thursday, January 14, 2000 at Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA. She was born on January 4, 1952 in Nuremburg, Germany, a daughter of Orton F. and Gwendalyn (Volckening) Spencer. Barbara was of the Episcopal faith. She was a member of the Martha Lloyd Community Services family for 22 years where she was a valuable member of the kitchen staff. In her earlier years Barbara enjoyed bowling, knitting and ceramics. In addition to her parents, Barbara is survived by two brothers, Christopher and Thomas Spencer; a sister, Gwennie VanVorhies; several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held at the Allen F. Pierce Fitness Center at Martha Lloyd Community Services January 17 with interment to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy Committal will be conducted by the Reverend Mary Kisner. Memorial contributions may be directed to Martha Lloyd Community Services 190 West Main st., Troy, PA 16947. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, Pa Thursday, January 20, 2000
DONALD B. SPENCER Sr.
Donald B. Spencer Sr., 81, of Troy RR 3, died Tuesday, February 11, 1992 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. He was formerly a farm manager and was also employed with Cummings Lumber Co. in Troy. He is survived by daughter, Shirley Spencer of Troy RR 3; daughter and sons-in-law, Norma and Edward Perry of Elmira; daughter, Doris Fogelman of Williamsport; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Mary Spencer of Canton RR 1, Robert and Sandra Spencer of Troy RR 3 and Donald and Thelma Spencer of Antrim, PA, 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Hilda Strobridge of Troy RR 3; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Lenora Mae Spencer, in January 1989 and by a daughter, Barbara Spencer, in 1986. Services were held February 14 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.(TGR, Thursday, February 20, 1992)
SPENCER Philip Rozelle
Philip Rozelle Spencer, Age 87, of Troy, PA died peacefully Sunday, November 1, 2009 with his family at his side at Robert Packer Hospital. He was born May 2, 1922 in Canton, PA son of the late Clarence N. and Jessie (Landon) Spencer and stepmother, Maud (Phipps) Spencer. Philip was also preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Ermel (Williams) Spencer in August 1994. He was employed by King Rose Chevrolet in Mansfield, PA, Ralph's Ford in Mansfield, PA, McClure Motors in Troy, PA and owned Phil Spencer Auto Sales in Troy, PA. His was a member of the Troy First United Methodist Church, past member of the Troy Lions Club, Susquehanna Antique Car Club and the Towanda Chapter of Antique Automobiles of America. His hobbies included collecting and restoring antique cars. He received the Ford Sales 500 Club Award for many years and could remember the model, color and year of each car he sold and who the buyer was. Survivors include son, Marvin & Sherry Spencer of Canton, PA; a daughter, Janet & James Warren of Blossburg, PA; son, Timothy & Rhonda Spencer of Tracy, CA; grandchildren, Kevin and Michele Spencer of Hummelstown, PA, Keith Heidi Spencer of Fairfax, VA, Lily Spencer and Mia Spencer of Tracy, CA; great-grandchildren, Troy, Madison, Brent, Clay and Jenna of Hummelstown, PA, Chloe, Rachael and Benjamin of Virginia. Philip is also survived by his loving companion of many years, Violet Kasian and her family of Horseheads, NY; sisters, Margaret Mulford of Deltona, FL, Evie Lightfoote of Stanley, NY and Ellen Powell of Jersey Shore, PA; brothers, Stephen and Hildegard Spencer of State College, PA, Stanley and Carol Spencer of Slate Hill, NY, Wesley and Ann Spencer of Tunkhannock, PA; and several nieces nephews and friends. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 PM Friday, November 6, 2009 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 110 W. Main St. Troy, PA. Philip's funeral will be held 11 AM Saturday, November 7, 2009 at the Troy First United Methodist Church, 205 Redington Ave. Troy, PA with Rev. Rich Noggle and Rev. Jasper Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial are directed to the First United Methodist Church 205 Redington, Ave, Troy, PA 16947 or to a charity of one's choice in Philip's name. Published in Star-Gazette from November 3 to November 4, 2009
SPRINGER –SUSAN S. BRISTOL age 80 of Tory, Wednesday June 19, 1974 at Troy Community Hospital. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy Friday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. Glenn Dewey. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/21/1974
SQUIRES – MRS. EDITH SQUIRES PIERCE, 68, died at East Smithfield on Monday, June 17, 1963. She was a resident of Springfield Township until a few years ago when her husband retired from farming, at which time they moved to East Smithfield. During the years she lived in the East Smithfield community Mrs. Pierce won the respect and esteem of all who knew her. Her passing is a great loss to the community. She was a deaconess of the East Smithfield Federated Church and active in its various organizations. She was also a member of the Wetona W. C. T. U. and Smithfield Grange. Survivors are her husband, Israel; one daughter, Mrs. Lindley Stone of Troy; one son, Charles of Columbia Cross Roads; a sister, Mrs. Hulda Pierce of Columbia Cross Roads; a brother, C. J. Squires of Corning; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the East Smithfield Federated Church Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Orey Crippen and Rev. Zenas Bean will officiate and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
SQUIRES – MRS. HULDA SQUIRES PIERCE, 78, of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2 died at the Troy Community Hospital yesterday, June 18, 1963. She was the widow of Harry C. Pierce, former well known Troy insurance man. Mrs. Pierce was a member of the Springfield Baptist Church. Funeral services for her sister, Mrs. Edith Pierce, who died Monday, will be held in Troy today. Mrs. Pierces is survived by a son, Carl of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2; a brother, C. J. Squires of Corning; a grandson. Funeral services will be held at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy Friday at 2 o’clock with Rev. Orey Crippen and Rev. Wallace McKnight officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery
STAPLE - MAY E. (Staple) PERRY
May Elizabeth Staple Perry, 64, of Elmira, NY died Monday, April 13, 1992 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Ray Perry; sons, Larry Perry, Raymond (Mary) Perry Jr. of Florida, Coley Perry of Elmira, Roy Perry of Elkland, PA, Jimmy Perry of Elmira, Theodore Perry and Teddy Perry, both of Troy, PA and Donald Perry, Elmira; daughter, Darlene Perry of Dundee, NY; sister, Georgie Staple; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held April 16 with the Rev. Larry Parker officiating and interment to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA. (TGR, Thursday, April 23, 1992)
CRAIG EUGENE STANTON, 23 of Burlington died November 18, 2003 from injuries sustained from a farm tractor accident. Born on April 14, 1980 at Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira, NY, he was a son of Edmund Stanton, Jr. and Debbie Spencer Stanton. Craig attended the Troy Area Schools where he played soccer and was active in the Junior Shooters. He later graduated with the class of 1999. He currently was employed as a truck drive for Pelton Trucking in West Franklin. He was a member of the Troy Sons of the American Legion No. 49 and was an active member of the Troy Fire Department. He loved being outdoors, especially while hunting. He also enjoyed snowmobiling, motorcycling, endurance racing and participating in demolition derbies throughout the area. Craig was a very kind and considerate young man who was always willing to lend a helping hand whenever needed. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and many dear friends. Surviving are his mother, Deborah Stanton, Burlington; and his father Ed. “Stub” Stanton, Sylvania; brother, Christopher Stanton; maternal grandparents, Dan and Patricia Spencer, Granville Summit; paternal grandmother and her spouse, Annabelle and Mike Polly, Sylvania; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends, Randy Calkins, Troy and Kate VanNote, Luthers Mills. He was preceded in death by a grandfather Edmund Stanton, Sr. in 1986. The funeral was held November 22 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton with Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Interment followed in the Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Troy Fire Department, RR 2, Box 812, Troy, PA or the Troy Vets Club Building Fund, P.O. Box 113, Troy, PA in Craig E. Stanton’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel
ED STANTON, 58 of Sylvania, Pa. died June 20, 1986. He was born Dec. 2, 1927 in Elmira, N.Y. the son of Charles and Pansy Kratzer Stanton Jr. He was a member of the Sylvania Presbyterian church. Mr. Stanton was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War. II. He was a member and past commander of the Troy American Legion Post No. 49 and the Troy VFW Post 8675 and the 40 and 8. He was deputy commander of the 156h District. Mr. Stanton was an active member of the new Troy Vets Club and was instrumental in the construction of their new facilities in Troy. Mr. Stanton was also a member of the Canton Moose Lodge No. 429, the Hillside Rod and Gun Club and Wheel Inn. He was also a Troy Ambulance driver. He was the owner of Stanton Asphalt Paving in Troy. Surviving are his wife, Ann Chrzan Stanton, a son, Edmund (Stub) Stanton, Jr. of Sylvania; daughter, Mrs. William (Sheryl) Angove of Columbia Cross Roads RD; one brother, Dr. Donald Stanton of Michigan; four grandchildren. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Sunday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with full military honors being accorded. The Rev. Jo Serchak will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Vets Building Fund or the Troy Ambulance Association. –Towanda Daily Review
STANTON Edith - Mrs. Edith Whiting, age 81, of Troy, Pa., Saturday, March 23, 1964 in the Troy Community Hospital. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home Sunday and Monday 7 to 9 p.m.Funeral service and committal service there Tuesday 2 p.m. Rev. C. E. DePew. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Abiley, Troy; granddaughter, Mrs. Robert Gee, Columbia Cross Roads; grandson Edward Bailey, troy; sister, Mrs. Mary Watkins, Troy; brother Harry Stanton, Troy; seven great grandchildren. She was a member of the Troy Baptist Church, Charter member of the Troy American Legion Auxiliary.
Local News) Mr. Lerue Stanton, whose serious condition was noted last week, expired on Saturday at the Robert Packer hospital. He was 57 years old had had been in poor health for a year from ulceration of the stomach. His wife survives and one son, Lerue Morley Stanton. On account of the illness of Mrs. Stanton the remains were brought to the home of his nephew, Deputy Postmaster Charles Tate, where the funeral services were held on Tuesday, the Rev. W. R. Holloway officiating. Interment was in Glenwood. tgr 1919
Edmund S. (Saltmarsh) STANTON (SRGP 79818)
LARUE M. STANTON, 82 of 15 Pine Ave., Franklin and Ocala, Fla. died
Aug. 11, 1989 in an Asheville Hospital after a brief illness. A native of
Ulster, Pa. he was a retired school teacher in Bradford County School System in
Pennsylvania with more than 41 years of service. He was a member of
Pennsylvania Retired Teachers Association, Pennsylvania State Alumni
Association, National Education Association and Friendship Masonic Lodge No.
247. He attended Clarks Chapel United Methodist Church in Franklin.
Surviving are his wife, Eleanor J. Ballard Stanton; a son, John P. Stanton of
Tucson, Ariz.; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to ICU Unit of Angel Community Hospital, Riverview St.,
Franklin. –Towanda Daily Review (Buried Glenwood Cemetery, Troy)
Oliver (Nubbie) M. STANTON, 71 (SRGP 79531)
Simon H. STANTON - Obit:
For more than a year a great sufferer, Simon H. Stanton passed peacefully away last Saturday evening Nov. 16th, 1918. He was born in Owego, N. Y., August 7th, 1835, and had therefore reached the ripe age of 83 years, 3 months and 9 days. Fifty-seven years ago last August 27th he married Hila Rockwell, who survives with two sons, Edward L. and Charles E. Stanton. Norton, who completed the family circle, passed on two years ago. Mr. Stanton came to Troy from Burlington in 1878. A kindly man of sound judgment and unwavering integrity, he was justly looked upon as one of Troy’s Substantial citizens. He was a faithful devoted member for half a century of the Baptist church, which for a long time he served as deacon. Besides his wife and sons he leaves a sister, Mrs. Mary Patterson, thirteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Two of the former are with the American Expeditionary force in France. It was a matter of satisfaction to him to have lived to see the end of the war. Funeral services were held at the home at 2 Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. N. Johnston, his pastor, officiating. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery.
STANTON LUCY- Horton, Mrs. B B-died in her home in East Troy this Thursday morning December 20, 1945 after a long period of illness. She was 60 years old and a woman of many fine qualities. In her active years she was prominent in the affairs of the Baptist church, East Troy. Mrs. Horton is survived by her husband, Burt B Horton, a sister, Mrs. Ethel Whittaker, Elmira, a brother, William Stanton, Binghamton, several nieces and nephews. She was taken to the Soper Funeral Home where services will be held on Saturday at 2 pm. Rev Herbert Punchard officiating with burial in Glenwood Cemetery.
Mark M. STARKEY, age 19 of Troy, Pa., October 8, 1976 as a result of an automobile accident. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral Monday 2 p.m. Rev. Herbert Punchard officiating. Burial Glenwood Cemetery. Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul (Gladys Van Zile) Starkey; one brother Michael Raymond Starkey at home; sisters, Paula Jean, Kathy Jean at Home. Maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond C. VanZile of Troy, Pa. Several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was a 1975 graduate of Troy High School. Member of the Troy Baptist Church. Employee of Schweizer Aircraft Corp at the Chemung County Airport.
BEN STAUDT, 71 OF Troy RD 2, Saturday, Dec. 9, 1961. Former employee of Remington Rand, Elmira. Survived by son, William of Columbia Cross Roads; stepson, Sterling B. Haven of Columbia Cross Roads; sisters, Mrs. Raymond Boyer and Miss Carrie Staudt, both of Reading, Pa. Body at the Vickery Funeral home and late this afternoon will be removed to the family home. Funeral at the Austinville Community Church Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Glen Dewey. Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. –Elmira Advertiser 12/11/1961
WILLIAM B. STAUDT, 76 of Columbia Croass Raods RD 3 died Friday Dec. 2, 1988 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira. He was born Nov. 12, 1912 in Austinville, the son of Ben and Lina Haven Staudt. He was a member of the Austinville Union Church, Gideons International Bradford County Camp and Sylvania Lions Club. He was a former area farmer and a life-long carpenter. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Elaine) Balmer of Gillett; sons: Bruce Staudt and Bob Staudt, both of Troy RD 1; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Corlinda Staudt on Oct. 3, 1988. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Austinville Union Church. –Towanda Daily Review
STAUFFER –ELENA M. CASE, 79, of Troy, Pa., devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 1996. She was born Nov. 20, 1916, in West Vincent, Pa., the daughter of John and Ella Lammy Stauffer. She was a member of Austinville Union Church. She was employed at Troy Community Hospital for 12 years. Elena enjoyed the beauty of nature, including the flowers and birds and she passed on this love of nature to her family. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and Auddie Case of Troy RR 1, Mike and Stephanie Case, Troy RR 1, daughter, Charlotte Morgan, Troy RR 1; daughters and sons-in-law, Hazel and Fred Passeri of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2; 22 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Sara Rockwell of the Bradford County Manor; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband of 32 years, Herbert Case in 1967; daughters, Louise Case Palmer in 1961 and daughter, Phyllis Case in 1981; granddaughter, Karen Renee Morgan in 1960; sons-in-law, Laurence Manley in 1967; and Kenneth Morgan in 1994; a brother, Harwin Stauffer in 1990. Friends may call at Vickery Funeral Home Friday from 1-2 p.m. The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. Kenneth Marple, officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, Troy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
STEVENSON –FLORENCE R. HICKOK, 81, of Orlando, FL formerly of Troy died Sunday, July 10, 1988 in Orlando, FL. She was born November 11, 1906 in Mill Hall, PA, daughter of Luther and Rosetta Gummo Stevenson. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy. She is survived by daughters: Patricia Conner of Montoursville, PA and Bonnie Kelly of Ocoee, FL: son, William S. Hickok of W. Palm Beach, FL; seven grandchildren: brother, Hoag Stevenson of Mill Hall. She was preceded in death by her husband, William T. Hickok on June 30, 1972. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy Wednesday from 2-3 p.m. The funeral service will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home at the conclusion of calling hours with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. –Towanda Daily Review
STUART Noble Johnson Stuart.
Noble Johnson Stuart died at his home in Troy Friday, Evening, September 26th at 8 o’clock, aged 86 years, nine months and thirteen days. In the last of his declining years he was in feeble health and his last lingering days were spent in much suffering. Funeral services were held from St. Paul’s church Monday afternoon, conducted by his former rector, Rev. Charles H. McKnight of Ithaca, assisted by Rev. Sidney Winter of Troy. Mr. Stuart was born December 13, 1815, in Kent, Litchfield county, Conn. He was one of a family of eleven children. His parents were John and Susanna Stuart. He moved to this state with his parents, when about ten years of age, and settled in Wells township, afterwards living for some time at Leona. On January 14th, 1843, he was married to Miss Mary Roberts, a native of New York state, to whom three children were born: Zadie J., deceased, Jessie E., and Andrew J. He was again married on January 3rd, 1875 to Mrs. Lucy E. Monroe of Troy. To them were born Walter, who died in infancy, and Nellie. Mr. Stuart was a carpenter by trade, and followed this occupation in connection with farming in different parts of the county up to 1860, when he located in Troy, where he has since resided. He was tax collector of Troy boro for three terms, and served as Justice-of-the-Peace for ten years. And old residents remember and speak of him as "Squire." tgr 1902
STEFFEN, ELMER, Services for Elmer Steffen, 70, Troy, were held at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Monday, September 10 with the Rev. Gary Zuber officiating. The interment was held in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Mr. Steffen died Friday, September 7, 1984, at home. He was born on January 12, 1914 in Costella, Pa., he is a son of Frank and Myral Tubbs Steffen. He was with the C.C. Camp in Masten, Pa. and was employed by the Troy Engine Machine Company and worked as a custodian for many years at the Troy Area Schools. Mr. Steffen was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Troy American Legion Post 49 and the Troy VFW Post 8675. He was an avid fisherman. Survivors include his sister, Marie Leonard, Troy; a half-brother, Howard, Williamsport; a niece, Kathryn Leonard of California; a nephew, Richard Leonard of Harpersville, NY; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Troy High School Memorial Fund in care of Allen Schoonover. (TGR Sept. 13, 1984)
STEVENS Richard Allen Steven
known by his family and friends as Dick, died at his home with his family by his side on Thursday May 26, 2011. He was born March 9, 1932 in Sayre, Pa., to Charles and Olma (Weaver) Stevens of South Waverly, Pa. Dick was a lifelong resident of South Waverly and graduated from Sayre High School in 1950 as First Team All-Valley Football. After graduation, he married the love of his life Florence “Cindy” Stauffer Stevens on March 11, 1951 at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, in Waverly, N.Y. Dick was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Olma Weaver Stevens; step-mother Florence Stevens LoVecchio; brothers Charles William Stevens Jr., William Paul Stevens and loving niece Marjorie Jane Stevens Hoag. Dick is survived by his wife, of 60 years, Florence at home; children, Roxanne (John) Stevens Testen of South Waverly, Dorothy Stevens of Waverly, Cindy Stevens of Waverly, Richard (Laurie Zello) Stevens II of Waverly; grandchildren, Maureen “Molly” (Patrick) Stevens Abdalla of Hanover, Pa., Christine Stevens of Waverly, N.Y., Jude Kane (fiancée Nicole Harding) of Chicago, Ill., Courtney Stevens of Waverly, N.Y., Grace Stevens, Hope Stevens, Faith Stevens and Richard A. Stevens III all of Waverly, N.Y.; siblings, Connie (Scott) Stevens Bodine of Barton and Donald (Norma) Stevens of Litchfield, Pa.; sister and brother-in-law Donald and Dorothy Stauffer Woodcock of Waverly and sisters-in-law Marjorie Woodward Stevens and Phyllis Green Stevens; numerous nieces and nephews including William (Lori) Stevens Jr, Donanna Woodcock Sloat, Linda (Keith) Woodcock Wintenburg. Dick retired from IBM Owego after 34 years as Project Coordinator and was a proud member of the Quarter Century Club. He was also a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church serving on its board of directors and church choir. He was a loyal member of the Waverly Lions Club, and was actively involved for many years in the Bradford County Democratic Party. He served on the Sayre School Board 1963 to 1966, and the South Waverly Borough Council along with being a member of the Sayre Redskin Club. He was a founding member of the Sayre Small Fry football program and coached Small Fry for many years. Dick was always a loyal Redskin, helping to mark the field before football games. After his family , Dick’s greatest pleasure was the Happy Days Band. Dick started playing the banjo at the age of 35, learning from Eddie Wilson. His love of music comes from his family background. Along with Ed Wilson, Dick and his brother, Bill, with friends Ed Bok and Ditto Brown started the Happy Days Band that entertained people for years adding many more members from the family who played an instrument or sang. The band always performed at every nursing home in the area yearly by singing and dancing to the music of the 1920s to the 1960s primarily focusing on Dixieland and Big Band sounds. Most of the bands performances were a contribution just to give the joy of music to others. The band was an off-shoot of the Minstrel productions that he put on at the Sayre High School in order to raise funds for the Sayre PTA from the years between 1963 through the 1970s. These performances were sold out in the Sayre High School Auditorium for two nights each year and included in the cast many Valley people who sang, danced and told jokes to the delight of the audience. Besides his family, this was the love of his life. Whether it was singing in church, playing with his band or performing some of his stand up comedy routines, Dick was a true showman. Later in life, he continued his contributions to community service by devoting time to the Waverly Lions Club and the United Methodist Church of Waverly. Both remained dear in his heart. Whether he was setting up for the annual book sale, barbecuing ribs and chicken at the church or preparing for Tinsel and Light’s Santa he gave it his all. As much as Dick loved his children, he adored his grandchildren and they were he light of his life, giving him much joy as they all spent endless hours with him. They were lucky to have such a grandfather. There will be a period of visitation on Friday May 27, 2011 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Waverly United Methodist Church, Chemung St., Waverly. A memorial service celebrating his life and many accomplishments will be held on Saturday May 28, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the Waverly United Methodist Church, Chemung St., Waverly, with the Rev. Anne Canfield officiating. Burial will take place at the family’s convenience in the Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Waverly United Methodist Church (158 Chemung St. Waverly, NY 14892), Waverly Lions Club (PO Box 74 Lowman, NY 14861) The Sayre Historical Society (103 N. Lehigh Ave. Sayre, PA. 18840). Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, Pa. Sayre Morning Times – May 27, 2011
STEWART Betty S. (Stewart) Reynolds
90, of Troy, Pa., died on Friday, Sept. 24, 2010 at Skilled Nursing of Towanda Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Paul E. Reynolds who died
on Aug. 27, 1993. The couple married Dec. 22, 1940 and had 52 years together. Family and friends are welcome to gather from 2:30 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010 at the First Baptist Church of Troy, Pa., 160 Canton Street, Troy, Pa. The memorial service to honor Betty's life will be held at 3 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the church with Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of Betty's family in Glenwood Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. Betty was born on Oct. 7, 1919 in Lodi, N.Y., a daughter of the late Burt F. and Ethel Louise (McCoy) Stewart. She and Paul were past owners of the Troy Lunch Restaurant and she was a life member of the Troy Fire Company's Ladies Auxiliary. Betty was United Methodist by faith. Betty is survived by her son Robert (Patricia) Reynolds of Troy, Pa., her grandsons: Robert Reynolds, Jr. of Inkerman, Pa., Kevin L. (Barb) Reynolds of Schickshiny, Pa., and another grandson; three great-grandchildren; her brothers Thomas Stewart of Lodi, N.Y. and Harold Stewart of Interlaken, N.Y.; her sisters Eleanor Swartz of Ithaca, N.Y. and Agnes Morris of Cortland, N.Y., along with several nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Paul, her sons Keith S. Reynolds and Richard Reynolds, her brothers: Fred, Burt, and George Stewart, and her sisters Evelyn Georgia and Orita Fish. Contributions may be made in Betty's memory to the American Heart Association , 1019 Mumma Road Wormleysburg, PA 17041. - Towanda Daily Review, September 28, 2010
STILES H. Arthur Stiles.
Mr. H. Arthur Stiles who has been in failing health for the greater part of a year, expired early Tuesday morning at the home of Ms. Stiles’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Ballard in King street. Mr. Stiles was born at Rome, this country, fifty years ago. From Ulster where he was in the drug business for a number of years he went to Philadelphia, as a manufacturing chemist, and thence to Chicago as president of a company in the same line. The last year of his active life was spent in New York. He had long been a member of the Methodist church. He married Miss Jennie Ballard of Troy, who survives with two children-Arthur L. and Katherine L. Stiles. A brother and two sisters also are living-W. E. Stiles of New York, Mrs. Vergie Jack of Elmira and Mrs. Edna Jago of Philadelphia. The funeral was held at the Ballard home at 2 Thursday afternoon, the Rev. Ed Pittman officiating, and interment was in the Ballard lot in Glenwood Cemetery. tgr 1919
STILES - MRS. LOVINA GREENOUGH, 808 Westlake St., Horseheads, Monday (Feb. 23, 1947), 1 p.m. at the home of daughter, Mrs. Martin Barchet, 215 Sullivan St. Rev. Earl Robertson. Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/1/1947 (Marriage record shows surname as Stiles, 1880 Census shows surname as Wilds and a servant in Leonard and Mary Stiles home)
STONE –ALMA STONE SEELEY, 86, formerly of Canton, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004 at Towanda Memorial Hospital. She most recently lived at the Dar-Way Elder Care home in Estella. Alma was born in Leroy Township on Jan. 24, 1918, one of three children of the late William and Zoa (Kendall) Stone. Alma and the late Dean Seeley shared over 67 years of marriage. She was employed at the former Swayze folding Box Co. in Canton for several years and later as a dietitian at troy Community Hospital until she retired. Mrs. Seeley was a 50-year member of Minnequa Grange No. 754. Alma was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. A wonderful cook, she also enjoyed sewing, crocheting and quilting for her family. Both Alma and Dean were avid gardeners and were very proud of their abundant harvests. Surviving are eight grandchildren, Robert and Barbie Crandell of Springfield, Brenda Johnson of Towanda, Scott and Missi Crandell of Mifflinburg, Shelia Dean of Indiana, the Rev. Edwin and Lisa Seeley of Orbisonia, Pa., Craig and Tracy Seeley of Troy, Brian and Lori Seeley of Shunk, and Monica and Eric Heffner of Troy; a grandson-in-law, Jim Dean of Canton, 17 great-grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Kathy Seeley and Elaine Seeley Gustafson, both of Canton; very special caregivers to her, her niece and nephew Dorothy and Larry Stone of Canton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her beloved husband, Dean, who died on Feb. 21, 2002, Mrs. Seeley was predeceased by two sons, Roy and Keith Seeley; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and James ‘Smokey” Crandell; and a brother and sister, Sylvester Stone and Cora Hatton. Calling hours will be noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral and committal services will follow with the Rev. dean Walrath officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, troy. Those wishing may direct memorials in Mrs. Seeley’s name to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio. –Towanda Daily Review.
HARLAND M. STONE
Harland M. Stone, 67, of Matanzas Road, De Bary, FL, died Friday, February 7, 1992 at his residence. Mr. Stone was born in Springfield, PA and moved too De Bary in 1972 from Chenango Forks, NY. He was a retired truck driver for the Crowley Milk Company. He was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Stone was a member of the First Baptist Church of De Bary. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Stone of De Bary, FL; son, Walter Allen, Waverly, NY; daughters, Sue Baker of Canton, Anita Freeh of Granville Summit and Jean Doolittle, Binghamton, NY; brother, Lindley Stone, De Bary, FL; nephews, Dale Stone of Mansfield, PA, Lawrence Stone of North Carolina and Glen Stone, Virginia; thirteen grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Graveside committal services were held February 12 at Glenwood Cemetery in Troy with the Rev. James Crupi, pastor of the Springfield Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. (TGR, Thursday, February 20, 1992)
STOUT Jesse-popular employee of the F P Case & Sons saw mill on Fall Brook Road arrived for work Monday morning in apparent good health. At about 7:30, he collapsed and lived but a matter of minutes. He was declared dead by Dr. J K W Wood and Corner A E Dann, Canton, notified. Dr. Dann gave the cause of death as coronary thrombosis. Mr. Stout was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma and was 57 years old. He is survived by his wife, the former Bessie M Barrett and one son, Joseph at home. His mother, Mrs. Minna Stout, Gillett, also survives. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon from the Soper funeral home. Rev. A E Morey officiating with burial in Glenwood cemetery.
STRAIGHTON – Mrs. Minna C. Kennedy, (SRGP 27981) 91, of Troy, PA, died Sunday, May 6, 1962. She was a member of the Leona Methodist Church. Survived by sons, Elmer of Mansfield, PA and James of Uniontown, PA; 4 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. Funeral service was held Wednesday (today) at 2 PM at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. The Rev. Owen Barrett officiated. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. – Mansfield Advertiser, 9 May 1962, p.4
Samuel STRAIT, a native of Rhode Island enlisted in the American army at North Kingston and served under General Stark at the battle of Bennington. He removed from Rhode Island to Vermont, settling at Manchester. In 1812 he purchased a tract of land in Bradford county in what is known as Farmers' Valley, Troy township. The same year, his sons Burton and Samuel came on from Vermont and located in Columbia. Mr. Strait came to his purchase in 1821 and died there, 1838 in his 97th year. His remains rest in Glenwood cemetery, Troy. He was four times married and the father of 17 children. By his third wife, Jerusha Burton, he had 13 children as follows: Burton, George, Polly, Samuel, Jerusha, Isaac and Laban (twins, died young), Laura, Esther, Huldah, Thomas, Sarah and John H. B.
STREETER Charles F. - Charles F. Streeter, age 77, of Troy, PA, died Saturday, July 3, 2010 in Bradford County Manor, Troy, Pa. Charles was born July 29, 1932 in Rome, Pa., a son of Helen Streeter. He was the husband of Marcene (Bement) Streeter with whom he would have celebrated a 58th anniversary on July 10. Charles was a graduate of Towanda High School and retired after 25 years of service from G.T.E. Sylvania, Towanda, PA. He enjoyed camping with their motor homes, fishing and having large gatherings at their indoor pool before declining health. He enjoyed watching the progress of the new well drillings and the wind mills of Armenia and lunches at Julie's Country Kitchen. Charles is survived by his wife, Marcene; five sons and daughters-in-law, Denis (Diane) Streeter of Hawley, Pa., Michael (Connie) Streeter, Sr. of Towanda, Pa., Brian (Jackie) Streeter of West Burlington, Pa., Randy (Penny) Streeter of Troy, Pa., Scot (Michelle) Streeter of West Burling, Pa.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Irene (John) Forsyth of Whitney Point, N.Y., Marchelle (Tony) Paesano of Grand Prarie, Texas; 21 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Paul, Lloyd, and Sidney, a sister, Betty Beardslee. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, July 9, 2010 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the West Burlington United Methodist Church. A memorial service will be held at the church at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made in Charles' memory to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018, or to a charity of one's choice. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. is assisting the family. - Towanda Daily Review, July 5, 2010
STRONG Eloise s. HAVEN, age 8i7, of Troy, PA died on Tuesday, August 1, 2000 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. she was born on June 13, 1913 in Columbia Cross Roads, PA, a daughter of the late Foster R. and Lillian (King) Strong. She was owner and operator of Eloise’s Beauty Shop in Troy. Eloise was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Raymond L. Haven of troy, PA; daughters, Maureen (Nils) Peterson of Troy, PA and Marilyn (Ernest) Kinch of Montrose, PA; granddaughters, Nanette (David) Redell of Troy and Amy Peterson of Upper Darby, PA; great=-grandsons, Matthew and Daniel Redell of troy, PA and Quinton Watson of Upper Darby, PA; special sister-in-law, Berdena Strong of troy, PA; special great-niece, Sandra Shedden of Troy; special friend, Debra Smith of Canton, Pa; several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by brothers, James and Edward Strong; sister, Florence Strong. Funeral services were held August 3 at the Vickery Funeral Home in troy with the Rev. Richard L. Noggle officiating and interment to be in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy. Memorial contributions may be directed to the area Agency on Aging, 220 Main Street, Unit 2 Towanda, PA 18848 or to the First United Methodist Church of Troy, 205 Redington Avenue, Troy, PA 16947.
STRONG Max R. Strong, 46, of Columbia Cross Roads, a mail carrier and general store owner, died this morning at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He had been critically ill about a week. Mr. Strong was a rural mail carrier for the Columbia Cross Roads Post Office about 15 years, serving at one time as postmaster. He was an athlete at Troy High School, playing on the basketball team, and later played semi-professional baseball from about 1933 to 1942 on the Columbia Cross Roads team. He also coached Junior Legion baseball at Troy. Mr. Strong, who is survived by his wife and two children, was an active member of the Troy Lions Club, having the distinction of appearing as end man for the club's annual minstrel show for 25 years. He was a member of the Methodist Church. The body is at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Submitted by Pat Raymond
STRYKER Jennica M. Stryker
age 16, of 65 Newland Drive, Troy, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Family and friends are invited to call from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. Funeral services will be private and interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Jennica was born Dec. 6, 1994 in Sayre, Pa., a daughter of Jesse Stryker and Lisa (Schoonover) Stryker. She was a 10th grade honor student at Troy Area High School. Jennica was gifted not only scholastically but athletically as well. She was a former member of the NTAQ swim team at Mansfield University, member of the Troy varsity softball team, soccer team and varsity cheerleader for the Troy boys' varsity basketball team. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy and a true friend to all that came in contact with her. Survivors include her parents, Lisa Stryker of Troy; father and his fiancé, Jesse Stryker and Brandi Ricci of Columbia Cross Roads; her loving brother Justin A. Stryker of Troy; a sister and her fiancé, Sheena Raub and Seth Barnes of East Smithfield; future step-sister, Ashley Fitzwater; maternal grandfather, Allan and Linda Schoonover of Center Hill, Pa., maternal grandmother Nancy Schoonover of Troy, paternal grandparents, Kerry H. and Martha J. Stryker of Columbia Cross Roads; great-grandmother, Mary E. Schoonover of Apopka, Fla.; aunts and uncles, Tim and Missy Schoonover, Lynette and Aaron Singer, Sherry and Fred Coster, Sharon and Kevin Guinane and Jamie Stryker; several cousins including, Alexa, Jacob, Lauren and Zachary Singer, Bryn Schoonover, Daniel and Nicole Guinane, and Patrick and Joseph Coster, special friends, Rod Spaulding and Dan Brooks along with many other friends and a loving community. She was predeceased by great-grandparents, Bert Schnoover, Albert & Eleanor Page, Vincent and Alice Stryker and Lee and Pete Tilstra. Memorial contributions can be sent to the Jennica M. Stryker Memorial Fund, c/o Troy Area School District, 310 Elmira Street, Troy, PA 16947. Towanda Daily Review - December 28, 2010
SUMMERS Minnie Shepard of Towanda, Pa., died April 12, 2011. She was born in Cherrytown, Huntington County, Pa., the daughter of the late Melchior and B. Agnes (Smith) Summers. As a small child she moved with her family to Bradford County, where she lived most of her life in the Troy and Canton area. Minnie was a graduate of Troy High School. She and her late husband Dean were married July 15, 1931 and celebrated 70 years of marriage prior to his passing in 2001. Minnie was a devoted homemaker and enjoyed outdoor life, reading and traveling. Her interests included poetry, family history and American history. Minnie was a member of the Grover Church of Christ and a former member of both the Troy and Canton Senior Citizens clubs. She enjoyed the many bus tours she traveled with both groups. Minnie is survived by her three children, Don Shepard of Sylvania, Pa., Virginia and Paul Shapiro of Towanda, Pa. and Rosemary Funnell of Cleveland, Ohio; her grandchildren, David and Pamela Shapiro of Farmington Hills, Mich., Roger and Lynda Shapiro of Ewing, N.J., William and Lisa Shapiro of Boca Raton, Fla., and Nathan and Jennifer Shapiro of Silang, Cavite, in the Philippines; 12 great-grandchildren; her brother, Ralph Summers of Canton, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Minnie was predeceased by her parents, husband Dean in 2001 and little daughter Verna Ann. Family and friends are invited to call from 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 16, 2011, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. Her funeral will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at noon with Pastor James Crupi of the Christian Faith Fellowship Church, Elmira, N.Y. officiating. Committal services will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa. You may make a donation in Minnie's name to the church of your choice. Or you may honor her memory by contributing to the Memorial (Towanda Hospital) Chapel Fund. The purpose of this fund is to create a sacred space which is inviting, inclusive and inspirational. Towanda Daily Review – April 15, 2011
SUMMERS Ralph R. Summers
Ralph R. Summers, 98, of Canton, Pa., died on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at the Bradford County Manor. He was the loving husband of the late Susette A. (Day) Summers who died December 18, 2003. The couple married Jan. 1, 1947 and had 56 happy years together. Family and friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 W. Main St. Troy, Pa. The Celebration of Ralph's life will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12 at the funeral and interment will private at the convenience of Ralph's family in Glenwood Cemetery. Ralph was born on Oct. 26, 1915 in Armenia Township, Bradford County, Pa., a son of the late Melchior M. and B. Agnes (Smith) Summers. He was a 1933 Troy High School graduate and was a World War II veteran serving his country in China as part of the Army Air Corps Flying Tigers. Before the war he worked on the family farm, and after worked on the railroad in Springfield, Vt. where he met Susette, came back to the family farm till 1971, the moved to Florida where he was a produce inspector for the USDA until his retirement in 1981. Ralph was a member of Calvary Alliance Chapel in Canton, and VFW Post 8675 in Troy. He enjoyed spending time with his family, farming, and traveling. He made several trips out to the Western U.S. and two trips to Alaska. Survivors include his sons Gary A. Summers of Williamsport, Pa., Graham D. (Debbie) Summers of Leesburg, Fla., Gene R. (Jeannie) Summers of Canton, Pa.; his daughter Gail A. (Stanley) Haysham of Canton, Pa., several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Susette; his son Gregory R. Summers who died on July 8, 2004; and his sisters Minnie, Ruth, and Eunice; and his brothers Howard, Leonard, and Quentin. Memorial contributions may be made in Ralph's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, 301 Grant St., Suite 900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Towanda Daily Review – December 13, 2013
SUMNER –GLADYS SUMNER TILLER (SRGP 15397), 89, of Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, formerly of Sylvania died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1993, at the nursing home. She was born Jan. 11, 1904, in Elmont, Va., the daughter of Philo and Lydia Bell Sands Sumner. She and her husband, Henry W. Tiller Sr., owned and operated Tiller’s Paint Store in Troy for many years. She was also formerly employed at Novelty Works in Mansfield. Her hobbies were gardening, genealogy and crocheting. On Nov. 8, 1921, Gladys Sumner married Henry W. Tiller Sr., in Washington, D.C. Gladys and Henry celebrated 72 years of marriage Nov. 8, 1993. She is survived by her husband, Henry W. Tiller Sr. of Broad Acres Nursing Home; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Stanley Ellis of Knoxville, Pa., and Fay and James Morgan of Troy; sons and daughters-in-law, Henry W. Jr. and Bertha Tiller of Spot, N.C., and Eugene and Joy Tiller of Glen Allen, Va.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Vickery funeral Home on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. The funeral service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. George W. Ogden Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the charity of your choice. –Towanda Daily Review.
JAMES F. SUTTON
SUTTON James Frederick Sutton, 74, died at the family home at Sylvania, Pa., Monday at 10:30 a.m. He is survived by his widow; Mrs. Hannah Sutton; a daughter, Mrs. George Taylor, Mainesburg, Pa; two sons, Ernest and Glen Sutton at home; three brothers, A. J. Sutton, Monroeton, Pa., John W. Sutton, Centremoreland, Pa., George Sutton, New York and a sister, Mrs. John Brunges, California. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the residence and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery at Troy. The Rev. Glenn Dewey will officiate, assisted by the Rev. A. G. Cameron. (handwritten on article Jan 29, 1934)
SWALES Carol Ann (Swales) Husband
87, of Troy, Pa., died on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at the Twin Oakes Personal Care Home in Granville Summit, Pa. She was the loving wife of the late Ronald W. Husband who died on July 25, 1996. The couple married in 1948 and had 48 happy years together. Family and friends are welcome to call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 W. Main St. Troy, Pa. The funeral service to honor Carol's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18 at the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, 1030 W. Main St. Troy, Pa., with Pastor Bill Bardo officiating. Burial will private and at the convenience of Carol's family in Glenwood Cemetery. Carol was born on Feb. 27, 1925 in Kingston, Pa., a daughter of the late Ernest and Jeanette (Powell) Swales. She was a Forty Fort High School graduate, Class of 1943. She worked for Gustin's Jewelry Store in Troy and volunteered at Troy Community Hospital. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, the church's Thursday Study Club and the Order of the Eastern Star in Towanda. She volunteered at the Croman Elementary School and was given the Outstanding Service Award by the district for her efforts at the school. Carol is survived by her sons Dr. Ronald (Virginia) Husband of Honey Brook, Pa., Allen (Rose Ann) Husband of Williamsport, Pa. and Dr. Richard (Cynthia) Husband of Granville Summit, Pa.; her grandchildren Andrew (Erin) Husband of West Chester, Pa., Meredith (Michael) Bartles of Paoli, Pa., Christopher Husband of Wellsboro, Pa., Chelsea (Nathan) Foust of Suffolk, Va. and Emily Husband of Philadelphia, Pa.; her step-granddaughters Valerie and Amy Sciacca, both of Williamsport, Pa.; her great-granddaughters Lucy and Annabelle; her step-great grandchildren Cameron, Gabriel, Emma, and Avant, along with several nieces and nephews. Carol was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ronald and her sister Betty Swales. Memorial contributions may be made in Carol's memory to the Twin Oakes Personal Care Home Activity Fund, 1100 Cowley Road Granville Summit, PA 16926. Towanda Daily Review – October 15, 2012
ROBERT L. SWEENEY, 45 of Roaring Branch, Pa. died Tuesday, November 6, 1984 at the Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport, Pa. Mr. Sweeney was born April 5, 1939 in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pa. the son of Lynn and Margaret Yaw Sweeney. Mr. Sweeney was a licensed practical nurse in Pennsylvania and Colorado. He was employed at Troy Community Hospital as a licensed practical nurse in the emergency room. He was also an EKG technician and cast technician. He was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Grover. Mr. Sweeney was a veteran of the Viet Nam conflict. He served with the Army 20 years, being discharged with the rank of E-6. While in the Army, he received two Army accommodation medals. Other awards included; a Good Conduct medal, Bronze Four Loop, the Marksman Badge, the Viet Nam Service medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Viet Nam Campaign Medal. He was a member of the Canton V.F.W. Post #714, the Brooks-Flick American Legion Post #42 in Troy and the Ralston Fire Department. Surviving are his wife, the former Sharon Ammerman, married 24 years on May 18, 1984; two daughters, Mrs. Shari Riggs of Williamsport, Miss Sheila Sweeney at home; one grandson, Zacharias Riggs; two step-sisters, Hazel Wenzel of Williamsport and Katherine Potter of Vestal and nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral and committal services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Richard Leonard, his pastor officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Friends may call Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review
SWEENY –BERNICE NASH, 95, Troy, PA, died, March 25, 1999 at the Bradford County Manor, Troy. Born in Armenia Township on June 19, 1903, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Della (Wilcox) Sweeny. Mrs. Nash and her late husband of 68 years, Roy W. Nash, operated a grocery and meat market from 1922 to 1941 at the site of the present Kim’s Beauty Salon, Troy. Later she was employed as field representative for Farm Journal Magazine. She was a member of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church; a member of the Troy American Legion Auxiliary Post #49, holding several offices including president; first vice president of the Bradford-Potter-Tioga Tri County Council of Auxiliary; a member of the Troy Grange, Alparon Park Association, Troy; and was affiliated with Troy Free Fair. Surviving are a daughter, Dorothy (Harold) Shepard, Freeville, NY; four grandsons; three great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Marie Sweeny, NY; several nieces and nephews along with great nieces and great nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Doris Nash Dunn. Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family. The Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., Troy is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Troy American Legion Auxiliary, Post #49, Box 113, Prospect Street, Troy, PA or a charity of one’s choice. (Buried Glenwood Cemetery) -Canton Independent Sentinel.
SWEET - CECILE S. MAUL
Cecile S. Maul, 86, wife of Charles O. Maul of Mansfield, died April 17, 1990 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Born August 5, 1903 in Austinville, she was a daughter of Dummer and Edith Updike Sweet. She was a graduate of Troy High School and Mansfield Normal School and taught for many years in Tioga and Schuylkill Counties. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield and was a member of the Mansfield Garden Club and the Utopian Club of Mansfield. She is survived by her husband, Charles O. Maul; daughter and son-in-law, Nan and Wesley Johnson of Towanda RD 1; son, Charles R. Maul; of Washington, DC; sister, Mildred Sweet of Towanda RD 1; brother, Richmond Sweet of Troy RD 3; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Benjamin Nevins officiating and interment to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Mansfield, Mansfield, PA 16933 in Mrs. Maul's memory. (TGR, Thursday, April 26, 1990)
SWEET, GEORGIA- Mrs. Newton Hickok, died at her home in Elmira Tuesday of this week, after a long illness from dropsy and heart disease. The body will be brought to Troy for burial. She formerly resided here with her husband who survives her. 1900
SWEET, Miss Mildred L. SWEET of Towanda RR 1, PA, died peacefully at her home on August 30, 202. On August 20, she observed her 101st birthday. She was the first of three children born to Dummer L. and Edyth Updyke Sweet and grew up in the Sylvania-Troy area. Miss Sweet graduated from Troy High School in 1918 and enrolled at Mansfield Normal School, now Mansfield University, to prepare for teaching. Following her graduation she taught for seven years, first at LeRoy, then Troy and Towanda High School where she taught civics and ancient history. She gave up her teaching position and enrolled in the Pennsylvania School of Social Work in Philadelphia. After returning to Towanda, she spent her career in social work, eventually becoming executive director of Bradford County’s Board of Public Assistance. When she retired in 1979 after 42 years of service, there were 4,500 persons receiving public assistance and she was supervising a staff of 52. She served on the boards of directors of many organizations and was currently an emeritus board member of the Bradford County Historical Society. She had been a member of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church and had been a registered voter since 1937. She was a charter member of the Towanda Business and Professional Women’s Club; they co-hosted her 100th birthday party along with family members. Among her local survivors are her brother, Richmond (Freda) Sweet of Troy; step-niece, Lois Crandell and family of Troy. Graveside services were held September 2 at Glenwood Cemetery in Troy with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Arrangements were by the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda. Memorials may be directed to the Towanda Business Women, Scholarship fund, c/o ruth Squires, RR 1 , Box 7, Towanda, PA 18848; the Bradford County Historical Society, 109 Pine St., Towanda, PA 18848; or a charity of one’s choice in Miss Sweet’s memory.
SWEET Richmond H. (SRGP 78350) Of RR3, Box 91, Troy, died at the Troy Community Hospital on Monday, February 14, 2005, after a brief illness. He was born in Columbia Township, the son of Dummer and Edyth Sweet on December 31, 1908. He is survived by his wife, Freda VanNess Sweet; and her daughter, Lois (Tucker) Crandell; many step grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy, on Friday, February 18, from noon to 2 p.m. Funeral service and committal will be held immediately following visitation.
RICHMOND H. SWEET (SRGP 78350) of RR3, Box 91, Troy, died at the Troy Community Hospital on Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, after a brief illness. He was born in Columbia Township, the son of Dummer and Edyth Sweet on Dec. 31, 1908, and resided on Porter Road for most of his life. He married Freda Cobleigh VanNess in 1983 and on Jan. 8, 2005, they celebrated 22 years of marriage. He was predeceased by his first wife of 60 years, Marian Bixby. Richmond was a hard-working man all of his life, starting out at age 16. He was a farmer; worked at Cross Roads Equipment, where he was “dad” to many, and Valley Stockyards; clerked many farm sales; and had many other jobs through his long life. He often talked about how he helped build the road from Troy to Sylvania. He loved to talk about the horse teams he and his father bought and sold. Richmond was an avid reader all his life and visited the Sylvania Post Office weekly to borrow books from the Bookmobile library. In earlier years he enjoyed hunting with the “Painter Lick Boys” and loved to play solitaire while waiting for his meals. The Lions could always depend on him getting there early to start the fire for the chicken barbecues, which he maintained were the best in the area. He held a rich knowledge of the history of the area, which he often enjoyed talking about. He was a member of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church from the age of 12; charter Member of the Sylvania Lions Club and received the most prestigious Melvin Jones Fellowship Award; a 55-year member of Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 306; 54-year member of the Williamsport Consistory; and was a member more than 68 years with the Troy Grange. He volunteered at the Troy Farm Museum and was a member of the Bradford County Historical Society, Wheel Inn and Pine Lodge Hunting Camp. He always took pride in caring for the Sylvan Cemetery near Sylvania, where he had ancestors buried. He is survived by his wife, Freda, and her daughter, Lois (Tucker) Crandell; step-grandchildren, Kim Crandell; Brian Crandell and his daughters, Ashely and Nicole; Chris and Julie Crandell and their children, Andrea, Shaun and BJ Crandell and their son, Landon; Paula and Norvell Buckholder and their children, Gary, Michael, Stephen and Victoria; Neil VanNess; Lynn and Alice VanNess; Corinne and Scott Irwin and their children, Meghan and Jonathan; Sam and Jan Orlowski and their son, Jason, and his children: and Linda VanNess. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Joyce Bixby and Peg Cobleigh; several nieces and nephews; and special friends Bob and Ruth Garrison and Spike Robbins. He was predeceased by his sisters, Mildred Sweet, and Cecil Maul and her husband; several brothers and sisters-in-law; a special nephew, Brittie Bixby; a stepson Bill VanNess; and a step-son-in-law “Tink” Crandell. Family and friends are invited to call from noon until 2 p.m. Friday at the Vickery funeral Home, 110 w. Main St., Troy. The funeral service and committal will be held immediately following visitation with his pastor, the Rev. John Hickok, officiating. He will be interred at Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 306 will hold a service past prior to visitation. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Sylvan Cemetery, c/o Mary Rockwell, RD2, Box 40A Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Sylvania Lions Club, c/o Robert Hunter, RR2, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. or the Sylvania Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 84, Sylvania, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
SWEM –RUTH M. (SWEM) LEE, 69, of Troy died Thursday, 23, 2003, at the Bradford County Manor. Born April 28, 1934 in Antwerp, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Marion and Irene (Streeter) Swem. Surviving are: her sons, Bob E. Lee and his sons Jeff and Brian from Troy, Charles W. Lee and special friend Shirley Leonard of Troy, William B. Lee of Carlisle, Pa., Thomas B. Lee of Troy; daughters Kathy M. and her husband Carson Kauffman of Lancaster, Alice J. Brown of Canton, Marjorie A. Paul Patry of Troy, Donna D. and Bill Roberts of Troy, Margaret Ann and Ed Terrel of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Barbara R. and Timothy Jennings of Monroeton, Linda L. and Shawn Bruce of Troy; grandchildren, Marlene, Terry, Mike, Kenny, Casey, Bonnie, Matthew, Andrew, David, Billie Jo, Amy, Timothy, Jeff, Ryan, Zackary, Nicholas and Ashley; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Bella Welch, Betty Hutton, brother, Leon Swem; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by; her husband William Lee, a son, Scott Wayne Lee; a daughter, Susie Irene Lee; a grandson, Baby Jennings; and several brothers and sisters. Family and friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home following visitation at 1 p.m. Interment will be in the Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorial donations in Ruth’s name may be directed to Guthrie Hospice RR1, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
SWINGLE –BLANCHE (SWINGLE) CASE, 94, went home to be with the Lord,
September 12, 1996 at her residence, Bradford County Manor. Born in Shunk
in May of 1902, she was the daughter of John and Rose (Fitzwater)
Swingle. Mrs. case spent much of her life in the Canton/Beech Flats
area. She was a hard working farm girl who often was employed as a housekeeper
for an affluent household, sometimes as far away as Elmira, NY. When she
married Lawrence A. Case, Alba, in June of 1930, she settled in a life of farm
wife and mother. They were together for almost 45 years until his passing
in 1975. She was a member of the Alba Christian and the Beech Flats
Grange, receiving her 50 year pin. In the mid 19502, the family moved to
a dairy farm in the Sylvania area, which is still run by the Case family.
Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Winnie Case, Penn Yan, NY and
Larry and Virginia Case, Sylvania; two sisters-in-law, Helen Swingle, Canton
and Eleanor Taylor, Roanoke, VA; seven grandchildren; and five
great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held September 14 from the
Vickery funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. Kenneth Marple, pastor of the
Austinville Union Church, officiating. Interment was in the Glenwood
Cemetery, Troy. –Canton Independent Sentinel.