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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery, Ridgebury Township, Bradford County, PA
Obituaries

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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by Joyce M. Tice

Ridgebury Catholic Cemetery Listing

 

 

Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option. 
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business. 

All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice (JoyceTice@aol.com) 


ANTHONY JAMES “TONY” BARRETT, 77, of Wolcott Hollow road, Athens Township, Pa., died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  Born on June 6, 1925, he was the youngest of five sons of the Patrick J. and Jane Anderson Barrett.  Tony was raised on the family farm in Asylum Township, Pa., and was a graduate of the Towanda High school Class of 1942.  Tony joined the U.S. Army in 1943 and served with Co. E 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment as a paratrooper in Europe for two years during World War II.  On Dec. 27, 1948, he married the former Rita Waples of Mildred, Pa., at St. Francis Catholic Church in Mildred, Pa.  In 1950, Tony graduated from Penn state University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural education.  He taught vocational agriculture for the West Hazelton School District for several years and 8n 1955, entered into farming, purchasing his own farm in Athens Township.  He served as an artificial inseminator for Sire Power for 10 years and was county executive director for the ASCS (USDA) for seven years.  Tony served as a director of the Bradford County Soil and Water Conservation District for 25 years and was a member of the executive committee of Rural Community and Development where he also served as chairman for two years.  In 1984, he was honored by being named Outstanding Conservation Cooperator.  In 1995, Tony retired from farming, having sold the farm to his son Tom.  Tony enjoyed hunting, fishing, driving cars for State Line Auto Auction and raising Bob White Quail to release them into the wild.  He loved spending time with his family especially with his grandchildren who were a big part of his life.  Tony was a communicant of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ridgebury.  He was a lifetime member of the Penn State Alumni Association was a member of the Pa. Farm Bureau, Pa. Holstein Association and Skiff-Bower VFW Post 1536, Sayre, Pa.  Tony was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Steelers fan.  He is survived by; his wife of 53 years, two sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Kathy Sullivan Barrett of Athens RR 1, and Tim and Annette Forest Barrett of Lambertville, Mich.; a daughter and son-in-law, Esther and Tom Urban of Fairfield, Iowa; five granddaughters, Jennifer Barrett White of San Antonio, Texas, Tiffany Barrett of Lambertville, Mich., Jessica Barrett of Lambertville, Mich., Kerry Barrett Lambertville, Mich., Kerry Barrett of Athens RR 1, and Shelly Urban of Fairfield, Iowa; a grandson, Kelly S. Barrett of Athens RR 1; two great grandsons, Timothy White and Aidan White; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Patrick and Betty Barrett and Eugene and Mary Barrett, all of Marshview, Towanda, RR 4; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many good hunting friends.  He was preceded in death by: infant grandchildren, Patricia Ann, Anthony Mark and William Joseph Barrett; two brothers, lst Lieutenant George P. Barrett who died while serving in the U.S. Army Air force in England and Joseph P. Barrett.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Oct. 28, 2002 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Ridgebury Township, Pa., with the Rev. Thomas Major, pastor, as celebrant and the Rev. Ronald Hughes, pastor of S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Towanda, Pa., as co-celebrant.  Interment will follow in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery with Skiff-Bower VFW Post No. 1536 according full military honors.  The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., and also on Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ridgebury Township, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to St. Anns Parrish, Gillett, Pa. in Anthony James Barrett’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

 

BEREZANSKY Betty Ann (Berezansky) Graley

71, of Springfield, Pa. died on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Betty was born on Feb. 23, 1940 in Newark, N.J, daughter of the late Charles Berezansky and Jennie (Wilk) Berezansky Shames. She served her country in the U.S Army as a medic in Viet Nam during the war. After her military service, she became a registered nurse and worked at Sayre House, St. Joseph's Hospital, Troy Community Hospital, Towanda Community Hospital and the Bradford County Manor. Betty was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ridgebury and was part of the Bradford County Literacy Program at the Bradford County Jail, was a Boy Scout leader and was a post leader for the Explorers at Troy Hospital. She was also an artist who enjoyed painting and was a world traveler.  Betty is survived by her sons; Gary (Donna) Graley of Mosherville, Pa., Gregory S. (Mariann) Graley of Elmira Heights, N.Y., William Graley of Manassas, Va., and Michael Graley of Springfield, Pa.; her granddaughters, Samantha, Heather, Colleen, Chelsea, Sarah, Caitlyn, and Jennifer; her great grandsons, Ian and Carter; her brother, Wasyal Berezansky; her uncle, Julius Wick of New Jersey; her aunt, Violet McGuire of Florida; and with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her step father Abe Shames, and her twin daughters. Family and friends are welcome to gather from 9 to 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 at the Roberts Funeral Home Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, N.Y. The memorial service to honor Betty's life will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 30 at the funeral home with Rev. Fr. Andrew Hvovdovic officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of Betty's family in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Betty's memory to the Bradford County Literacy Program, 200 Main Street Towanda, PA 18848.  Towanda Daily Review – January 26, 2012

 

Rose Ann BRYAN, 31
Rose Ann Bryan, 31, of East Smithfield, Pa., died Sunday afternoon, May 7, 1995, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born Aug. 31, 1963, in Towanda, she was a daughter of Agnes Hochberg Bryan and the late William A. Bryan. Rose was a graduate of SRU High School, East Smithfield, class of 1981. She was employed by the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington for the past five years. Rose was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ridgebury. Rose possessed great love for her family and many friends. Surviving are: her mother, Agnes Hochberg Bryan of Columbia Cross Roads; a brother, William J. Bryan of East Smithfield; a brother and sister-in-law, Daniel R. and Dawn Bryan of East Smithfield; two sisters, Marie T. Bryan of Troy and Deborah K. Finnerty of Columbia Cross Roads; two nephews, Kyle and Nicholas Bryan of East Smithfield; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, William A. Bryan, on March 16, 1992, and by a brother-in-law, James E. Finnerty, on December 29, 1991. The family received friends Tuesday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home. A vigil prayer service was held Tuesday at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Wednesday, May 10, 1995, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Ridgebury. Interment followed in the parish cemetery. The family suggests that memorials may be directed to St. Ann's Church Building Fund, RR3 Box 138A, Gillett, Pa 16925 in Rose Ann Bryan's memory. (TGR May 11, 1995)

 

WILLIAM A. BRYAN
William A. Bryan, 55, of East Smithfield, PA died Monday, March 16, 1992 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born May 19, 1936 in Dushore, he was a son of the late John and Lottie Trasco Bryan. Mr. Bryan was a 1955 greaduate of St. Basil's High School in Dushore and was self-employed in the meat processing business in Bradford County for many years. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Ridgebury. Surviving are his wife, Agnes Hochberg Bryan at home; daughters, Marie Bryan of Burlington, Rose Bryan of East Smithfield and Deborah Finnerty of East Smithfield; son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Dawn Bryan of East Smithfield; grandsons, Kyle and Nicholas Bryan; brothers, John Bryan of Dushore and Thomas Bryan of Sugar Run; sisters, Catherine Hoagland of Towanda and Mary Pastusic of Dushore; several nices, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister and a son-in-law, James E. Finnerty. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 20 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ridgebury with the Rev. Ronald Hughes as celebrant and interment to be in the parish cemetery.  Arrangements were by the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda. The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the East Smithfield Fire Department, PO Box 81, East Smithfield, PA 18817 in Mr. Bryan's memory. (TGR, Thursday, March 26, 1992)

 

CANNAVINO Michael J. Cannavino

94, of 304 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa., died Sunday morning, July 28, 2013 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Michael was born in Sayre on Aug. 14, 1918, the son of Angelo and Concetta Dabbiero Cannavino. He was a graduate of Sayre High School class of 1936 and later served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Following completion of his military service, Michael attended Syracuse University and the Albany Law School. He owned and operated Cannavino's Used Cars on Keystone Avenue in Sayre for many years until his retirement. Michael was a communicant of the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre and was a life member of the Sayre Elks Lodge. He served as a volunteer at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for 12 years and was a recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award. Michael also served as a volunteer at the Veterans Out-Patient Facility for a number of years and remained active until the time of his death. Michael enjoyed going to Tioga Downs to socialize with friends.  He is survived by his brother, Angelo Cannavino of Sayre; sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Roger McKeon of Rochester, N.Y.; nieces, Sharon Hoobler and Donna Benson; nephews, Edward Saxe and Harry Fritz as well as numerous additional nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Patrick, Joseph, Harry and James Cannavino; sisters, Elvera Saxe, Antoinette Orapallo, Mary Fritz and Edith VanVestrout; and sister-in-law, Leona "Jean" Cannavino.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, South Elmer Ave., Sayre. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery, Ridgebury Twp., Pa., with the Valley Color Guard according full military honors.  The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Sayre Public Library, 122 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA or to the Epiphany School, 627 Stevenson St., Sayre, PA 18840 in Michael J. Cannavino's memory.  Sayre Morning Times – July 30, 2013

 

CARROLL
Carroll, Francis P., N.Y. formerly of Milan, Pa. Saturday Dec. 22, 1973. Friends may call at Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. Prayer service there Monday 9:30 a.m. followed by funeral mass at 10 a.m. St. Ann’s Church, Bentley Creek, Pa. Interment in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery, Ridgebury, Pa. at the convenience of the family. Survived by sisters, Mrs. Irene Cain of Corning, Mrs. Rita Neubauer of Athens, Mrs. Wanita Lewis of Wellsburg RD 2; several nieces and nephews.

 

CARROLL Rita M. NEUBAUER

79, of Athens, PA died Monday, April 28, 1997 at Montaintop, PA.  Mrs. Neubauer was a member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Athens.  She is survived by son, John Roland and Dennis; six grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband, Dutch Neubauer, in October 1994.  A mass of Christian Burial was held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ridgebury on May 2 with Father Richard Ghezzi, communicant and burial taking place in the cemetery there.  Arrangements were by the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg.  Contributions may be made to St. Ann’s Church RR 3, Box 138A, Gillett, PA 16925.
(Note to Joyce… This was my great aunt and her maiden name was CARROLL...sister of Wanita Carroll Lewis and Francis Carroll. Also, ROBERT HANLON LEWIS, my grandfather, was buried in Ashland Cemetery but his name was not listed in the cemetery records….Submitted by Maureen Lewis)

 

CHAMBERS Natasha Marie Chambers

age 32, of Millport, N.Y., formerly of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at her home, following an extended illness.  Natasha was born May 26, 1981, in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of John “Mike” Chambers and Patricia Gaitings Chambers.  She was a graduate of Athens Area High School class of 1999 and attended Lock Haven University. Her main interest in life was in her home and family.  She is survived by her children, Haley Marie Chambers and Tyler John Chambers; parents, John “Mike” and Patricia Chambers; brother, Dustin Chambers; paternal grandmother, Leone May Chambers; several aunts, uncles, cousins; as well as her companion, Michael Curtis Sokolowski and his parents, Richard and Gladys Sokolowski.  She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, John Chambers and maternal grandparents, Francis “Buddy” and JoAnn Larnard Gaitings.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Entombment will be in the Chambers Family Mausoleum, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery, Ridgebury Township, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Oncology Department of the Robert Packer Hospital, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840 in Natasha’s memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.   Sayre Morning Times – June 8, 2013

 

COAKLEY –LULA M. WILCOX, 72, of 701 Second St., Athens, died at the Troy Community Hospital, Saturday, Nov. 8, 1986 after an extended illness.  Born March 20, 1914 in Athens, she was the daughter of Patrick and Jessie Wandell Coakley.  She was lifelong Valley resident, and a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.  Surviving are her husband, Francis, at home, son John of Troy RD 3; five daughters, Margaret Vandergrift of Gillett, Mrs. James (Marjorie) Renzo of Troy RD 2, Mrs. Leon (Betty) Stranger of New field, N.Y., Mrs. James (Joyce) Maloney of Columbia Cross Roads and Teressa Wells of Troy; 31 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; a half-sister, Gwendolyn Decker of Addison, two nieces and two aunts.  Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 South Main St., Athens, Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Prayer services will be held there at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday; followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at her church at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Joseph Conboy, pastor, as the celebrant.  Burial will be in the Ridgebury Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Bradford County Unit of the American Cancer Society. -–Towanda Daily Review.

DICKERSON - Robert E. “Bob” Dickerson Sr., 77, of Gillett, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008 at home surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born Jan. 24, 1930 in Wilkes-Barre to the late Frank and Rosella (Mercer) Dickerson. Mr. Dickerson was predeceased by his wife, Mabel C. Dickerson. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boxing, NASCAR, brush hogging, and racing snowmobiles and cars at Chemung Raceway. He also enjoyed spending time with his loving canine companion, Ralph. He was a member of the 17th Airborne Division, 1949, in Camp Pickett, Virginia. He was employed at Bower Dairy for 10 years and also worked for Ridgebury Township for 24 years. Mr. Dickerson is survived by: two brothers, Jerome and Beverly Dickerson, Elmira, and William and Linda Dickerson, Ohio; four sisters, Evelyn and Bill Ames, South Carolina, Mary and Kenny Beauman, Gillett, Dorothy Norton, Gillett, and Betty Austin, Gillett; five sons, Robert E. and Terri Dickerson Jr., Elmira, Frank and Jackie Dickerson, Gillett, Walter and Debbie Dickerson, Gillett, Lee and Cheryl Dickerson, Gillett, and Chris and Renee Dickerson, Gillett; two daughters, Rosemary and Jeffrey Ammerman, Ulster, and Patty and Butch Jennings, Gillett; a special brother-in-law, Duke and Donna Heinzelman, Gillett; a special sister-in-law, Doris and Donnie Ammerman, Ulster; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Robert's family wishes to express a special “thank you” to Guthrie Hospice and to all of their friends and family for their support during Robert's illness. A special “thank you” to Mike Klien at Ann's Pancakes. Friends and family may call at Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008 from 12 noon-4 p.m. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Andrew Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Ridgebury Cemetery, Ridgebury. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Robert's memory to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848. - Sayre Morning-Times, 23 January 2008

EWERTH Rose M. SULLIVAN, 70, of Springfield, PA died unexpectedly on Thursday, October 7, 1999.  Born in Philadelphia on February 25, 1929 she married Cornelius Sullivan in 1951.  She was a communicant of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel and was a registered nurse.   Surviving are her husband of 48 years, Dr. Cornelius Sullivan; 12 children; 25 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Ewerth of Philadelphia and two nephews.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held October 11 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel in Ridgebury with the Rev. Edward J. Williams as celebrant and committal to be in their cemetery.  Arrangements were by the Caywood Funeral Home in Elmira, NY.  Troy Gazette-Register, Troy, PA  Thursday, October 14, 1999

 

FAGAN Mary E. Hanrahan

age 91, formerly of Berwick Turnpike, Bentley Creek, Pa., died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington, Pa.  Mary was born July 18, 1920 in Michigan daughter of the late Eugene and Lena (Nichols) Fagan. She was retired from Sylvania in Towanda, Pa., where she worked in the wire drawing department. Her memberships included St. Ann's Catholic Church and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and she was a lifetime member of the Ridgebury Sportsman Club. Mary enjoyed ceramics, bowling, playing cards and most of all time spent with her loving family.  Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Daniel Constance Hanrahan of Gillett, Pa., a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and James Wood, fifteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, several nieces, nephews and friends. Mary was predeceased by her parents a brother Joseph Fagan, sister Alice Sabin and her daughter Patricia Neely. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Ridgebury Township, Pa., with Reverend Andrew Hvovdovic as Celebrant. Interment will follow in the church cemetery following the Funeral Mass.  Memorials in Mary's memory may be made to the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Fund, 304 S. Elmer Ave. Sayre, PA 18848.  Towanda Daily Review – January 23, 2012

 

FARR Alfred J. Farr

81, of 293 Farr Road, Athens, died Sunday evening, Sept. 23, 2012 at his home.  Alfred was born at home on the family farm in Athens Township on June 17, 1931 the son of John and Nora Coveney Farr. He was a graduate of Athens High School class of 1949. Alfred worked on the farm with his father for many years and later assumed ownership of the farm from his father. While operating the farm, he also served as a rural mail carrier with the Athens Post Office for many years until his retirement in 1997. On July 9, 1955, he married the former Delores Ann Durizch at the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre. He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years on Aug. 24, 1998. Alfred was a communicant of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Ridgebury and was a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers and former member of the Sayre Elks Lodge. Alfred enjoyed the outdoors, working on the farm, hunting, gardening and was a sports enthusiast. He was an avid Notre Dame football and Los Angeles Dodger's baseball fan.  Surviving are his sons, James A. (Susan) Farr of Williamsburg, Va. and John J. (Angela) Farr of Virginia Beach, Va.; grandchildren: Jessica, Danielle, Morgan and Casten Farr; sisters Mary Jane Reagan of Athens Township, Pauline Farr of Sayre, Rita (Tom ) Cox of Towanda and Rose Ferris of Ballston Spa, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by; sisters, Jean Regan and Eleanor Chambers and brothers, Joseph and John Farr.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel, Ridgebury Township.  Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be directed to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel, 304 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840 in Alfred J. Farr's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – September 25, 2012  

 

WALTER M. FLEMING, JR., 90, went quietly with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005.  He was born in Austin, Pa. on July 17, 1914.  In his early years, he was a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed traveling.  In 1937 he helped establish the dawn Patrol Motorcycle Club in Bradley Gardens, N.J.  He was a lifetime member of the American Motorcycle Association.  Walter served his country during World War II in the Navy from Sept. 23, 1943 to Nov. 24, 1945.  He worked as a welder for Union Carbide in Bound Brook, N.J.  After his retirement in 1978, he settled in the Milan area.  His wife, Bertha Wilk Fleming predeceased him on Aug. 31, 2004.  They were members of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ridgebury.  He leaves behind sons Roger Fleming, Phillipsburg, N.J., Brian Fleming of East Smithfield; daughter, Lisa (John) Harkins of Milan; grandchildren Christopher, Daniel and Sharon Fleming and Adam, Joseph and Caitlin Harkins; great-grandchildren Cheyenne and James Harkins; his brother, Charles Fleming of Piscataway, N.J.; sister, Mary Mince of Beach Lake, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.  Funeral services are being held at the Roberts Funeral Home, 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, N.Y.  Calling hours are from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26.  Biblical Wake Service at 7 p.m. with the Father Major officiating.  Burial will be at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Ridgebury, at the convenience of the family.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

FOLEY Margaret M. Sheridan

94, of 484 Main St., East Smithfield, Pa., died Friday afternoon, Dec. 6, 2013 at her home. Margaret was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Feb. 18, 1919, the daughter of James A. Foley and Ella Neary Foley. She was employed by the Northern Valley Regional High School in Demarest, N.J. for 18 years and later moved to Bradford County, Pa., with her husband Raymond M. Sheridan in 1977. Margaret was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ridgebury Twp., Pa., and the parish Altar and Rosary Society. She enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren, gardening and reading. Surviving are her children Richard M. Sheridan of Sayre, Kevin F. Sheridan and wife Caroline of Elmira, N.Y., Brendan W. Sheridan and wife Carol of Westford, Mass., Patricia M. Sheridan of East Smithfield, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; her sister Lorraine Gilley of Long Island, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Raymond on Nov. 25, 2002; sister Eileen Darcy and brothers James Foley and Irving "Mickey" Foley. The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Ridgebury Twp., Pa. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Perpetual Cemetery. Contributions may be directed to Epiphany Parish, 304 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840 in Margaret's memory. Towanda Daily Review – December 12, 2013

 


GAITINGS
Philip 'Phil' Patrick Of Gillett, PA Age 45, died unexpectedly Monday, August 30, 2004, at his home. He was born March 30, 1959 in Elmira, NY, the son of Philip P. and Carol (McCormick) Gaitings Sr. "Phil" as he was affectionately known, was preceded in death by his father and namesake in 1983. He is survived by his loving mother, Carol of Elmira Heights, NY; beloved wife, Dawn Gaitings of Gillett, PA; sons, Nathan, Dylan and Jacob
Gaitings also of Gillett, PA; siblings, Tim Gaitings of Horseheads, NY, Linda Cardamone and Andrew Rothkopf of Princetown, NY, Kim and Eric Stanley of Wellsburg, NY, Jamie and Michael Truman of Wilmington, NC; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and many close friends. "Phil" was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and proudly served his country from 1976 to 1980. He was quite the outdoorsman and enjoyed trapping. He dearly loved his family and friends and will be deeply missed by all. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Thursday, September 2, 2004, from 4 to 8 p.m. A Funeral Service celebrating 'Phil's' life and honoring his memory will be held there on Friday at 10:00 a.m. The Reverend Rob Wuethrich, pastor of the Bentley Cre ek Wesleyan Church will officiate.Interment will follow in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery in Ridgebury Township, PA. The Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord 'Phil' full Military Honors following the committal service at the cemetery.

 

GALVIN Edward J. Galvin 

A lifelong resident of Ridgebury Township, PA died very unexpectedly on Wed. Mar. 6, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 79. Born on Oct. 29, 1933, son of the late Patrick & Nellie Donovan Galvin, Ed served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a communicant of St. Ann's and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parishes. A hard worker, Ed was employed by the Carpenters Union #532 of Elmira. Ed enjoyed being outdoors hunting, spending time with his friends and cherished neighbors. Surviving is his loving brother and sister-in-law, Robert & Jane Galvin, Columbia Cross Roads, PA; their children, Marie Huber, Michael & Alecia Galvin, Lisa & Terry Freed, John & Vicky Galvin; several great nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Sat. Mar. 9, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. and again on Sun. from 2-4 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Mon. afternoon at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Ridgebury, PA at 1 p.m. with interment in the family mausoleum at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded.   Star Gazette – March 8, 2013

 

PATRICK J. GUINAN, 70 of Columbia Cross Roads died on Friday, August 31, 2007 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Patrick was born on June 10, 1937 in East Smithfield.  He was the son of the late Richard J. and Tessie (Pultrosky) Guinan.  Patrick was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1956.  Patrick was a farmer and was Roman Catholic by faith.  Patrick is survived by his brother, Tom (Margaret) Guinan of Rome, PA; his sisters, Alice G. Davis of Burlington, M. Marie (James) Pautz of Westfield, Genevieve M. (George) Haas of Stone Ridge, NY, Sally A. (William) Eick of Columbia Cross Roads and Karen L. (John) Smith of Bentley Creek, along with several nieces and nephews.  Patrick was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers; Michael Guinan, who died in 1958 and James Guinan, who died in 1995.  The funeral service to honor Patrick’s life was held September 4 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral home Inc., Troy.  Burial to follow in the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery in Ridgebury, PA.  Contributions may be made in Patrick’s memory to the charity of one’s own choice.  Canton Independent Sentinel

 

HANRAHAN Daniel R. Hanrahan

62, of Stringham Road, Gillett, died Sunday, July 22, 2012 at Strong Memorial Hospital.  Daniel was born Feb. 18, 1950 son of the late Roger and Mary E. (Fagan) Hanrahan. He was a graduate of S.R.U. High School in East Smithfield, and also attended Williamsport Community College. He and the former Constance "Connie" Lowman were married on Aug. 12, 1972 and celebrated 40 years together. Daniel loved to play guitar and was a licensed amateur radio "ham" operator. He was a parishioner of St. Ann's and Our Lady of Perpetual Help churches. His memberships include the Ridgebury Sportsman Club and he bowled for many years at the Elmira Bowling Center.  Daniel was employed by Hardinge Brothers in Elmira, N.Y. and was currently working as a manager of the Elmira office of Zeller Corporation located in Rochester, N.Y.  He is survived by his loving wife Connie (Lowman) Hanrahan of Gillett; his two daughters, Heather Borden of Troy and Desiree and Joseph Johnson of Gillett; a sister, Mary and James Wood of Gillett; six grandchildren, Courtney Woodsworth, Michael Borden, Lindsey, Cody and Alyssa Johnston and Monica Baker; five nephews; three nieces; and several grandnephews and grandnieces.  Daniel was predeceased by his parents and a sister Patricia Neely.  Family and friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Chapel Hill Road (State Route 4021) Gillett. Funeral Mass will celebrated at 11 a.m. with Reverend Vincent Langdon as Celebrant. Committal service will follow in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, N.Y.    Towanda Daily Review – July 24, 2012  

 

HANRAHAN Patricia Ann "Patty" Neely
60, of Ridgebury, PA died on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Twp., PA. Patty was born on February 18, 1950, daughter of the late Roger Hanrahan and Mary (Fagan) Hanrahan of Bentley Creek, PA. She worked for ABF Freight in Elmira and Binghamton. Patty was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ridgebury, and was also a member of the Ridgebury Sportsman's Club. Patty is survived by her mother Mary, her son Brett Neely and girlfriend Dianna Plocinski of Endicott, NY, her step-daughter Tanya (Tommie) Tanner of Centerville, TN, grandchildren Mariah Neely, Hunter Powers, and Brianna Powers, her brother Dan (Connie) Hanrahan and sister Marylee (James) Wood, both of Ridgebury, PA, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her father Roger Hanrahan. Family and friends are welcome to call from 6:00-8:00 PM on Monday, December 6, 2010 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street Wellsburg, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 10:00 AM on December 7th at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Ridgebury, PA, with Father Vincent F. Langan officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of Patty's family in the church's cemetery.  Star Gazette - December 4, 2010

HARNEY   John J. Harney, age 69, of Ridgebury, Pa., died peacefully at home, with his family surrounding him, on Friday, March 26, 2010, after battling cancer.  John was born November 20, 1940, a son of Edward and Helen KING Harney. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Barbara BAUER Harney; son, Sean P. Harney, with wife Cindy Bonham Harney of Lowville, N.Y., and their children, Meghan, Patrick, and Daniel; daughter Kathleen A. Harney-Clinton, with husband Jeffrey Clinton of Desert Hot Springs, Calif; son Kevin M. Harney, with wife Stephanie Clearwater Harney, of Hilton, N.Y., and their children, Sonia and Aidan John; and son Dennis B. Harney of Philadelphia, Pa.  John was a 1958 graduate of Mepham High School in Bellmore, N.Y., and subsequently attended SUNY Farmingdale. He served bravely in the Fire Department of New York for 17 years, retiring as lieutenant, while at the same time volunteering with the North Merrick Fire Department. John strived for excellence in fire training and served as an instructor at the Nassau County Fire Training Center.  Soon after relocating his family to a country homestead in the Irish Hills of Ridgebury from the suburbs of New York City, John became immersed in environmental and citizen activism through his work with B-CAUSE, PURE, and RULE. He believed strongly in education and was proud of his children's Catholic education at Notre Dame High School, and their further educational progress in advanced degrees.  Proud of his Irish heritage, John maintained dual citizenship with the United States and Ireland, traveled to Ireland frequently, and was an active member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians – Msgr. John J. Lee Division, where he had served as president. John was very gifted with his hands and excelled in carpentry, woodworking, plumbing, and electric. He was a perfectionist; persistent and dedicated to hard work. John studied history, politics, and current affairs. But most importantly he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, finding a soft spot in his heart through his grandchildren, and his son and two grandsons share his name.  Friends are invited to the funeral from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2010 at the McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut streets, Elmira, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Ridgebury, Pa. Interment will follow at the church's cemetery. All are invited to the family home for a reception following the services. In lieu of gifts or flowers, those wishing to remember John may donate to Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Avenue, Elmira, N.Y. 14903, or Memorial Hospital Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848.  March 28, 2010, Towanda Daily Reiview.

HARRIGAN James Richard - James Richard "Dick" Harrigan, 80, a life time resident of 107 Edward St., Athens, Pa., died
Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Twp., Pa. "Dick" as he was known by his family and many friends was born Nov. 29, 1929 in Athens, Pa. the son of the late Dr. Robert Harrigan and Josephine Rouse Harrigan. He was a graduate of Athens High School and later served in the U.S. Army from March 28, 1951 to April 15, 1953 during the Korean War. On May 30, 1953, Dick married the former Amy Struble at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Athens. In early years, Dick worked as a butcher and plumber and was later employed by the GTE Verizon Telephone Company for 33 years until his retirement. He also owned and operated Harrigan Awnings, Windows, Doors and Siding for a number of years. Dick was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ridgebury, Pa., and was a board member of the Athens/Sayre Borough Sewer Authority. He proudly donated Harrigan Island located behind their home in Athens to the Northcentral Pennsylvania Nature Conservancy for a stop-over location on the Susquehanna River for boaters, canoeists and kayakers to use. Dick was a local history enthusiast, outdoorsman, hunter, handyman and conservationist. He is survived by: his wife of 57 years, Amy Struble Harrigan; daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and William Peck of Sherburne, N.Y. and their daughter, Tamara, Kathleen and William Chabala of Mansfield, Pa. and their son, Ethan, Maureen and Timothy Rhodes of Nottingham, Pa. and their children, Judson, Christine and Brittany; sister and brother-in-law, Jeanne and James Gallagher of Punta Gorda, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Harrigan. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4 at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. Funeral services will be private. Interment will be in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery, Ridgebury Twp., Pa. The family will provide their own flowers and suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to The Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy PO Box 2083, Williamsport, PA 17703; or to the Tioga Point Museum, 724 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810 in honor of James Richard Harrigan's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, August 3, 2010

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifHIGGINS - Owen P. Higgins, 100, formerly of East Smithfield and Hilltown, died at St. Mary’s Manor in Lansdale on Feb. 12, 2008. He was the husband of the late Mary Elizabeth (McGinley) Higgins. Born Feb. 1, 1908 in Meiltriam, Ireland, he was a son of the late Michael J. and Elizabeth (Kelly) Higgins and immigrated to the U.S. in 1929. He worked as a Philadelphia Police Officer and owned Taverns in Bristol and Philadelphia.  Mr. Higgins was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bentley Creek and the Fraternal Order of Police. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, farming and dancing and was proud to have built his own stone house.  He is survived by: four children, Elizabeth Graham and her husband Douglas of Venice, Fla., Owen P. Higgins Jr. and his wife Mary Roberta Dunn of Collegeville, Mary Catherine Armstrong and her husband Joseph J. of Hollywood, Md., and Therese Conley and her husband William of North Wales; a sister, Ann Higgins; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and a dear friend, Marian Northrup. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by seven siblings, John Dennis, James Paul, Michael, Joseph, Thomas, Mary and Katherine. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. on February 15 at St. Mary Manor Chapel, 701 Lansdale Ave., Lansdale, Pa., where friends may call from 10 to 11a.m. Interment will be private at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery in Ridgebury. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to St. Mary Manor at the address above. Arrangements are by the R. L. Williams, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. of Skippack. - Sayre Morning Times, 14 February 2008

HIGGINS - Owen P. Higgins, 100, formerly of East Smithfield and Hilltown, died on Feb. 12, 2008, at St. Mary's Manor in Lansdale. He was the husband of the late Mary Elizabeth (McGinley) Higgins. Born Feb. 1, 1908 in Meiltriam, Ireland, he was a son of the late Michael J. and Elizabeth (Kelly) Higgins and immigrated to the U.S. in 1929. He worked as a Philadelphia Police Officer and owned Taverns in Bristol and Philadelphia. Mr. Higgins was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Bentley Creek and the Fraternal Order of Police. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, farming and dancing, and was proud to have built his own stone house. Surviving are: four children, Elizabeth Graham and her husband Douglas of Venice, Fla., Owen P. Higgins, Jr. and his wife Mary Roberta Dunn of Collegeville, Mary Catherine Armstrong and her husband Joseph J. of Hollywood, Md., and Therese Conley and her husband William of North Wales; a sister, Ann Higgins; 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and a dear friend, Marian Northrup. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by seven siblings, John Dennis, James Paul, Michael, Joseph, Thomas, Mary, and Katherine. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Interment and Committal service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, 2008, in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery in Ridgebury Township, Pa. Arrangements are by the R. L. Williams, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. of Skippack. - Towanda Daily Review, 6 June 2008

John Francis HOGAN, age 72, of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2, PA died Saturday, October 9, 1999 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.  He was born August 31, 1927 in Weehawken, NJ , the son of the late John and Catherine Hansen Hogan.  John was a communicant of St. Ann’s Church, Bentley Creek, PA.  A World War II Navy veteran, he earned a bachelor of science degree from Manhattan College, a master’s degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz, NY and was a school principal for 28 years in the Watertown, NY school district.  John is survived by his wife, Lenore; daughters, Patricia (John) Webert of Stanley, NY and Kathleen Seeman, also of Stanley, NY; sons, John (Cynthia) Hogan of Fairview, NY, Kenneth (Ardith) Hogan of Gainesville, FL and Mark (Elizabeth) Hogan of Alexandria, VA; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held October 12 at St. Ann’s Church in Bentley Creek with the Rev. Edward Williams as celebrant and interment to be in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery in Ridgebury, PA.  Troy Gazette-Register, Troy, PA  Thursday, October 14, 1999

JENET-JONET –YVETTE C. WRIGHT of Waverly, N.Y., died Sunday evening, Aug. 29, 1993 at her home following a short illness.  Born November 7, 1925 in Belgium, she was a daughter of the late Nestor and Georgina Jenet-Jonet.  Yvette married Gordon Wright in 1946.  He preceded her in death in 1969.  She has resided in the Valley since 1948 where she held many jobs.  In 1989 she retired from the Robert Packer Hospital where she served in the medical records department.  Surviving are: her companion, William (Bill) Bowen; a son and daughter-in-law, Alfred and Lee Wright of San Jose, Calif.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Georgina and Geoffrey Parker of Richland, Wash. and Angela and Gregory Harrison of Millerton, Pa.; a daughter, Christine Smith of Livingston, N.J.; a son, Jacques Wright of Tacoma, Wash.; an aunt, Erma Stevens of Towanda; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews here and in Germany; a sister in Belgium and several brothers and sisters-in-law.  At the request of the deceased there will be no viewing or funeral.  A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, 1993 at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Ridgebury Twp., Pa. with the Rev. Ronald Hughes, pastor of the church as celebrant.  The family suggests that memorial may be directed to the Tioga County Hospice, 231 Main St., Owego, N.Y. in Yvette C. Wright’s memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

KELEHER, JAMES F. DR.,  Funeral mass was celebrated Jan. 12 for Dr. James F. Keleher (PhD) 80, Troy, formerly of Doylestown, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Bentley Creek, with Father Robert  N. Shilala officiating.  Burial was in  Ridgebury Cemetery. Arrangements were made bu the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy.  Dr. Keleher died at home Jan.9, 1984.  He was born July 13, 1903 in Providence, RI., son of John and Mary Reynolds Keleher.  He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Doylestown.  He taught philosophy for several years at LaSalle College, Philadelphia, and was district manager with R. E. A. for 14 years.  He had published the book “ Disputed Questions of Philosophy” and currently being published is “Metaphysical Poems”.  He is survived by a son, Thomas A. Keleher (O. S. F.) of Honolulu, HA; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.  (TGR Jan. 19, 1984)

KOWAL - SEMEZKO, Helen - Helen D. Semezko, 86, of Athens, Pa., died
on Sunday, May 30, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital unexpectedly. She was born on February 19, 1924 in Passaic, N.J. Helen was a member of St. Joseph’s Church and the Altar and Rosary Society. She is predeceased by her parents, husband Peter, and son Robert Semezko. Helen is survived her daughter and son-in-law Janice and Leonard Addabbo of Litchfield, Pa., and her brother Henry Kowal of Passaic, N.J. At Helen’s request, there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel, Chapel Road, Ridgebury, PA with Rev. Vincent Langan officiating. Arrangements are under the care of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Helen’s memory to: Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shephard Rd., Waverly, NY 14982, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel, C/O Epiphany Catholic Church, 304 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840 or Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Cemetery Association, 483 Ridgebury Rd., Columbia CrossRoads, PA 16914. Burial will be in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery. – Sayre Morning Times, June 2, 2010

KUBIE -  HOGAN, Lenore
Age 80, of RD2 Columbia Crossroads, PA, died Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at the Peace River Regional Hospital in Port Charlotte, FL. Lenore was born November 21, 1928 in Dumont, NJ, the daughter of the Late Leonard and Luella Kubie. She attended Dumont High School. Lenore served many years as a Eucharistic minister with the St. Ann's Church in Bentley Creek. Her favorite pastime was tending her lawn and gardens and raising her family. She was an avid pinochle player and was a longtime member of TOPS. Lenore was the loving wife of the Late John Francis Hogan, and mother of five children, John (Cynthia) Hogan of Fairview, NC, Kenneth (Ardith) Hogan of Payson, AZ, Mark (Beth) Hogan of Alexandria, VA, Patricia (John) Webert of Punta Gorda, FL, and Kathleen (Abram) Cleason of Palmyra, NY. Lenore was the proud Grandmother of 11 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Family and friends may come to call from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2009, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. The Funeral Mass to honor Lenore's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17th, at St. Ann's Catholic Church, on the Berwick Turnpike in Bentley Creek, PA, with Rev. Fr. Weislaw Ziebacz officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of Lenore's family in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/13/2009

LEAHY - CONNOLLY Anne Leahy
Age 90 of Elmira, NY died
on Sunday February 7, 2010 at home. Anne was born August 16, 1919 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Michael A. Leahy and Pauline Conroy Leahy. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY in 1939. Anne was pre-deceased by her former husband Joseph B. Connolly in 1985. She was also pre-deceased by her grandson Jude Connolly and her sister Pauline Connolly. Anne was a 4th generation communicant of St. Patrick's Church in Elmira, NY. Mrs. Connolly was a retired secretary with The Elmira Psychiatric Center. Anne is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law: Michael Connolly of Alaska and his children Sean Tracy, Elizabeth Meyer, Raphael Connolly, Tara Connolly Prosser & Loren Prosser, Anastacia Connolly, Gabriel Connolly, Nathan Connolly, and Emmanuel Connolly; Peter Connolly of Rochester, NY and his children Bridget & Christopher Opper and Meaghan & Toby Stroud; Joseph & Jian Connolly of Las Vegas, Nevada and their son Jimmy Ou Connolly; daughters and son-in-law: Mary Connolly-Moore of Elmira, NY and Ellen Connolly-Knapp & Jason Knapp of Lowman, NY and their children Mary Elizabeth Knapp and Anna Leigh Knapp; great grandchildren: Anthony Cohen, Lucy Meyer, Killian Connolly, Grace Opper and Claire Marie Opper; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Annie was a mother to many and nurtured and mentored many children in the 60's. She was an avid reader and loved spending time at Seneca Lake with her children in the summer. She was the "best cook we ever knew" and will be missed by many. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Sunday February 14, 2010 from 4-6 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday February 15, 2010 at 10 AM at St. Patrick's Church in Elmira, NY. Interment in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery in Ridgebury, PA at the convenience of the family.

LIPKO –KATHRYN S. NEMETH, age 77, of Patterson Road, Gillett, Pa., died peacefully at home following an extended illness.  Kathryn was born Aug. 4, 1928, in Forest City, Pa., daughter of the late Ignatius and Mary Dolowy Lipko.  She was married for 56 years to John Paul Nemeth, who died Oct. 30, 2004.  She was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bentley Creek, Pa.  Kathryn was a homemaker and also served as a bookkeeper for the family dairy and produce farm. In her free time she enjoyed working in her flower and vegetable gardens.  Kathryn is survived by her children, John P. and Gayle Nemeth of Long Valley, N.J., Paul Nemeth of Sparta, N.J., and Barbara Mulder of Gillett; grandchildren, Jennifer Mulder of Effort, Pa., Paul Nemeth of Blairstown, N.J., Kayla Martin of Gillett and Nichole Fitchman of Long Valley.  Family and friends are invited to call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at the Roberts Funeral Home Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, N.Y.  A prayer service will be held at 9:15 a.m. Friday, June 30, at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Bentley Creek, with the Rev. Thomas Major as celebrant.  Interment and committal prayers will follow in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery, Bentley Creek.  –Towanda Daily Review

Scott F. MAKINSTER, age 34 of Gillett, PA died Thursday, September 19, 2002 following a brief illness.  He is survived by his wife; Julie A. Makinster, children; Kandi Mae Deloach, Amanda, Nicole, Ashley, Kayla and Jacob Makinster, Mother; Charlotte Makinster, sisters; Doris Tillery of Elmira, NY, Bonnie of PA and Connie Daniels of Chaumont, NY, brothers; Charles T. Makinster of Gillett, PA and Charles C. Makinster of Reno, NV.  Also survived by several cousins, many close friends, especially Joe Allen Claire Olvera.  Scott was predeceased by his father, Charles Makinster (1996) and brother Richard E. VanAuken (1985).  Funeral services were held at Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY on Monday, September 23, 2002 with the Rev. Brian Kane officiating.  Interment was to be in Ridgebury Cemetery.  Those wishing may make donations to the family to help defer expenses, C/O Connie Daniels, 11920 City Rt. 125, Chaumont, NY 13622.

 

McCARTHY Ellen Mary (McCarthy) Welickovitch

age 94, died peacefully at Bethany Manor with her loving family by her side.  Ellen Mary was born in Ridgebury Township, Pa. She was the daughter of Michael and Julia Cain McCarthy. In addition to her parents, Ellen was predeceased by her husband John M. Welickovitch in 2001 and her aunt Mary A. McCarthy. Ellen Mary's mother died when Ellen Mary was 10 days old. Her aunt Mary helped raise her along with her dad. Ellen Mary is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Michael J. and Bernadine Welickovitch of Montoursville, Pa.; daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Harold Decker of Elmira, N.Y.; son Kevin M. Welickovitch of Sayre with Christina Jones; grandchildren Christine (Jack) Wright, Matthew Welickovitch and Daniel Welickovitch. Ellen Mary lived in Ridgebury Township most of her life. In her mid-80s she moved to Woodbrook in Southport and the last six years she resided at Bethany Manor. She was a lifelong active communicant at St. Ann's Church in Bentley Creek until its closing. She was a member of the church Rosary and Altar Society. Ellen Mary liked to play bingo and was a great conversationalist. She especially enjoyed family gatherings.  Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water St., Elmira, N.Y., from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Ridgebury at a time to be announced. The mass time may also be found on McInerny Funeral Home website at www.mcinernyfh.com. Committal prayers and interment will follow at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery. The family will provide flowers. Donations in memory of Ellen Mary may be directed to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery Association, 483 Ridgebury Rd., Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914.  Towanda Daily Review – October 30, 2011

 

McCARTHY - OWEN, Helen A.
Age 77 of RD#3 Gillett, Pa.; Friday May 30, 1997 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.  Friends may call at Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, NY Sunday 6-9 PM.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Ridgebury, Pa. Monday at 12 Noon.  Father Richard Ghezzi will officiate.  Interment will take place following Mass in the Church Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Ann’s Building Fund, RD#3 Gillett, Pa. 16925 or the Tri-Township Ambulance Fund, RD#3 Gillett, PA 16925 in Helen’s memory.  Survived by daughters-Mrs. Ann Carrigan of Sayre, Pa. and Mary Owen at home.  Sons and daughters-in-law-John (Jack) and Ruth Owen of RD 2 Ulster, PA; Francis and Patricia Owen of RD 3 Columbia Crossroads, Pa/; James and Trudy Owen of RD3 Gillett, PA.; Thomas and Sally Owen of RD 3 Gillett, PA.; and Ronald and Mary Jo Owen of Wellsburg, NY.  Sons-Robert Owen of Waverly, NY; and William Owen at home.  13 Grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  Brother-Leo McCarthy of RD3, Gillett, Pa.; John McCarthy of Elmira NY; Paul McCarthy of Mansfield, Pa.; and Francis McCarthy of RD3 Gillett, Pa/ Sister in law and Bingo Partner, Olga Owen of RD #3 Gillett, Pa.  Also Several Nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Owens was a member of St. Ann’s Parish, Ridgebury, PA.  She provided enormous support to her children and grandchildren in all the years of their growing up.  Helen was an avid Bingo player and enjoyed her garden.

MCCARTHY –LOUISE M. WARREN, 63, Bentley Creek died January 22, 1987 at the Troy Hospital.  She was a communicant of St. Ann’s Parish, Bentley Creek.  She was a retired employee of Thatcher Glass Company, Elmira.  She is survived by her husband, Howard (Bob); daughters, Mrs. Ray (Margaret) Springfield, Swansboro, NC, Mrs. Gerald (Judy) Youmans, Horseheads, NY, Mrs. George (Jean) Schoonover, Canton and Mrs. Tom (Mary) Henry, Bentley Creek; son, Robert Warren, Bentley Creek; sister, Mrs. Helen Owen, Centerville; brothers, Leo McCarthy, Bentley Creek, John McCarthy, Elmira, Paul McCarthy, Covington, Francis McCarthy, Bentley Creek; 12 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  The funeral was held Monday from the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our lady of Perpetual Help Church in Ridgebury, PA with Rev. Stephen McGough, pastor of St. Michael’s Church, Canton officiating.  Interment was in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

 

MCCARTY
Sayre Morning Times June 18, 2007
Thomas D. McCarty, 46, of Nicholson, Pa., died Friday, June 15, 2007. Born Nov. 27, 1960 in Abington, Pa., he was the son of Eugene E .and Joan Randis, McCarty. Thomas was a graduate of William Tennent High School in Warminster, Pa., class of 1979. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and animals. He loved to play his guitar. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, the Rev. Eugene E. Sr. and Marjorie McCarty, and his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Stephanie Randis. He is survived by: his wife of 10 years, Rene McCarty of Nicholson; children Jennifer L. McCarty and Thomas C. McCarty, Lansdale, Pa.; parents, Eugene and Joan McCarty, Ridgebury; siblings, Christina J. McCarty, Ridgebury, Eugene E. III and Deborah McCarty, Roslyn, Pa., Robert D. and Ann McCarty, Waverly and Joseph P. and Dawn McCarty, Athens; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends may gather at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Ridgebury Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. for a brief visitation with the family. A memorial mass will be held immediately following the visitation at 2 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Arbogaste Satoun officiating. Burial will be in our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery. A luncheon will be served at St. Ann's Parish Hall, Bentley Creek, following the services. Memorial donations may be made in Thomas's memory to the Nancy Quattrini Cancer Fund, c/o Guthrie Clinic, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840. Arrangements are under the direction of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc.

MCCARTY Thomas D.
Age 46, of Nicholson, PA, died on Thursday, June 14, 2007. Family and friends may gather at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Ridgebury, Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at 1:30 p.m., for a brief visitation with the family. A Memorial Mass will be held immediately following the visitation at 2:00 p.m., at Our Lady of Perpetual Help with Rev. Arbogaste Satoun officiating. Burial will be in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of The Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., Athens.
 

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NASH, DWIGHT W.,   Dwight W. Nash, 76, of RD1 Lowman, NY and formerly of Armenia Mt., died August 13, 1986 unexpectedly.  He was a retired employee of Sullivan’s Monument State Park.  He is survived by a son, William C. Nash, Phoenix, AZ; daughters, Velma Miller of South Waverly, PA, Mary Jane Carl of Dundee, NY and Lee Sheehan-Sheridan, Elmira, NY; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; cousin, Rosie Leeburke of Elmira Heights, NY; dear friend, Nettie Aug of Lowman.  He was predeceased by his wife, Helen Nash.  Funeral services were held August 15 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, NY with Dr. Donald G. Forsberg officiating and interment to be in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery in Ridgebury, PA. (TGR Aug. 21, 1986) 

Dwight & Eugenia Nash - photo from Joyce's Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project collection

ROBERT ‘BOB’ O’CONNOR, 62, of Ulster RR 2 Smithfield Township, formerly of Conklin, N.Y., went to our Lord peacefully Monday morning, Oct. 30, 1995, at his home on the family farm.  Born Jan. 26, 1933 in Elmira, N.Y., he was a son of the late Richard F. and Erma Wilcox O’Connor.  Robert attended the Smithfield School system and was later employed by National Homes in Elmira, N.Y.   In 1952, he married the former Mary Margaret Webster at SS Peter and Paul Church in Towanda.  In 1961, Mr. and Mrs. O’Connor moved to Conklin, N.Y. where Robert was employed by the Ozalid Company which later became the GAF Corp in Vestal, N.Y. for many years until his retirement in 1988.  Following his retirement he was employed by Smith Automotive in Conklin, N.Y.  In Pursuit of his lifelong desire, he returned to his property on the family farm in Smithfield Township where he and his wife Mary established their new home on Aug. 19, 1995.  Bob was always a great conversationalist and historian like his mother, Erma, loved his fellow man, was happy-go-lucky and willing to give of himself to others.  He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.  He is survived by his devoted wife of 43 years.  Mary Webster O’Connor, at home; a daughter. Debra Jean LaBelle of Binghamton; a son and daughter-in-law, Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Duane and Laura O’Connor stationed with the U.S. Army in Vincenza, Italy; two grandchildren, Arlene Frances and Michael Patrick O’Connor; a sister and brother-in-law, Marguerite and Dale Norton of Ulster RR 2; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Janet O’Connor of Eden, N.Y., brother, William Jay O’Connor of Ulster, a nephew, Richard D. O’Connor III of Eden, N.Y.; an aunt, Marion Stewart of Interlaken, N.Y.; several cousins and may devoted friends.  The family will receive friends on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  A vigil prayer service will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.  A prayer service will be held Friday, Nov. 3, 1995, at 9 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Ridgebury Township, Pa.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials may be directed to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, RR 3, Box 138A, Gillett, Pa. in Robert Duane O’Connor’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

OWEN, “CUFFY” ELMO,  Elmo “ Cuffy” Owen, 74, of RD3, Gillett, died August 11, 1987.  He was born in Ridgebury Township January 27, 1913, the son of John G. and Minta (Hamlon) Owen.  Mr. Owen was a retired employee of Agway Corporation in Horseheads, NY and was an area farmer most of his life.  He was predeceased by a sister, Hazel Halstead in 1984.  He is survived by his wife, Helen; daughters, Mrs. Ann Carrigan of Sayre and Mary Owen at home; sons and daughters-in-law, Francis and Patricia Owen of Columbia Cross Roads, RD3, James and Trudy Owen of Gillett RD3, Robert and Connie Owen of Waverly, NY, Thomas and Sally Owen of Gillett, RD3; sons: John (Jack) Owen of Wellsburg, NY, William and Ronald Owen, both at home; a daughter-in-law, Linda Owen of Gillett RD3; brother, Guy Owen of Gillett RD3; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  A prayer service was held at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY on August 13 and a funeral mass was held later at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ridgebury, PA with Father Robert Shilala officiating. Interment was to be in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery.  Friends wishing may contribute to the Ridgebury Ambulance Company, Gillett RD3, PA 16925.  (TGR Aug. 20, 1987)

REILLY - Mary Ellen Knowles, 91, of Maple St., Sayre, died peacefully at her home Wednesday morning, Feb. 27, 2008. Born Nov. 9, 1916, she was the daughter of the late John F. Reilly and Frances Kenney Reilly. Mary Ellen attended Sayre Schools and was a graduate of Marywood College in Scranton, Pa., where she was president of her senior class in 1937-1938. Following graduation, Mary Ellen was employed as a research librarian at the Pennsylvania State Library in Harrisburg, Pa. Later, she returned to the Valley and began employment as a case worker with the Child Welfare Division of the Department of Public Assistance in Towanda. She married the late Walter D. Knowles on Sept. 10, 1949. In the late 1960s, Mary Ellen began a teaching career with the Sayre Area School District. During this time she pursued graduate studies at Elmira College and later retired as an English teacher in 1983. She was a lifelong communicant of the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre and a member of their Altar and Rosary Society. She was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Reilly Baurys, in 1965, and her husband, Walter, in 1992. She is survived by: her four children, Mary F. Trudeau of West Monroe, N.Y., John W. (Sharon) Knowles of Biglerville, Pa., Walter J. Knowles of Burke, Va., and William J. Knowles of Sayre; three grandchildren, Bryan M. Knowles of Washington, D.C., Joseph P. Trudeau of Tupper Lake, N.Y., and Jeannelle C. Trudeau of Gaithersburg, Md.; and a great-grandson, Patrick Francis Knowles of Washington, D.C.; also numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mary Ellen will be remembered as a very kind and gracious lady who was particularly attentive to the needs of disadvantaged children and students and was devout in her faith. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, at the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre. Rev. Wes Ziebaccz will celebrate the mass. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery. Friends are invited to call from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 29, at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly. Those wishing may direct memorial donations in Mary Ellen’s name to either “The Bridge,” the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) of the charity of one’s choice. - Sayre Morning Times, 28 Feb 2008

 

RICARD Guy R. Ricard

89, of Nashua, N.H., formerly of East Smithfield, Pa., died on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness.  He was born Sept. 9, 1921 in Nashua, N.H., the son of the late Ralph and Madaleine Lafond Ricard.  Guy was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel in Ridgebury, Pa. He served in the U.S. Army having served both in World War II and Korea.  He is predeceased by his daughter Denise Ricard in 2008. Guy is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marie-Therese Camguilhem Ricard at home; children, Paul Ricard of Wheaton, Md., Jacques (Kim) Ricard of Goffstown, N.H., Jean-Louis (Anne) Ricard of Greensboro, N.C., Marie-Therese (Gregg) Robinson of Punta Gorda, Fla., Michele Ricard of Lemoyne, Pa., and Elizabeth (James) Nichols of East Smithfield, Pa.; nine grandchildren; sisters, Huguette Audin of Charleston, S.C., and Yolande Thacker of Honolulu, Hawaii; brother, Herve Ricard of Pelham, N.H.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends and family may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 18, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel in Ridgebury, Pa.  Burial will be in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery, Ridgebury, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Guy's memory to: Catholic Charities, 464 Broad Street, Waverly, NY 14892. Daily Review - March 15, 2011

 

SHAMES, ABE, A funeral mass was held Jan. 11 for Abe Shames, 76, Columbia Cross Roads, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Ridgebury, with Father Robert Shilala officiating. Interment was in the Church Cemetery. Mr. Shames died Jan. 8, 1984 at home. He was born Jan. 27, 1908 in Rustapole, Russia, son of Harry and Ida Shames. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and a retired employee of Athens and Troy Area School Districts. Surviving are his wife Jennie; daughter Betty Ann Graley, Troy; sons, Irving and Jack, both of Hillsboro, NJ, Symore of Basking Ridge, NJ and Wasyl Berezansky of Elizabeth , NJ.; brother Martin of CN; 11 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were by Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg. (TGR Jan 12, 1984)

Adeline M. STAFFORD, 74, of Milan, RR 1, PA, died suddenly Monday, July 10, 1995.  She was born October 10, 1930 in Philadelphia, PA.  Mrs. Stafford was a communicant of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.  She is survived by her daughters, Adelade Anneski of Pennsylvania, Eleanor Beal of Pemberton, NJ and Diane Stafford of Germantown, PA; son, John Stafford of Columbia Cross Roads; a sister; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; a niece.  A funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Ridgebury on July 20 with interment to be in the cemetery there.  Arrangements were by the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg.  Friends may contribute to the St. Ann’s Parish Building Fund, St. Ann’s Church, RR 3, Gillett, PA 16925.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, July 20, 1995

STAGE Brian Alan
Age 47, of Bentley Creek, PA, died at the Robert Packer Hospital on Wednesday, December 3, 2008, after an extended illness. Family and friends may call at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY, on Saturday, December 6, 2008, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Ann Mallory of North Chemung United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery. Brian was born on October 4, 1961 in Troy, PA, the son of George A. Stage of Columbia Crossroads, PA and Alice (Guinan) Davis of Burlington, PA. He was a 1979 graduate of SRU High School. Brian was employed as a machinist for IST, Inc. in Big Flats, NY. Brian is survived by his parents; his son, Kyle J. Stage of East Smithfield, PA, Kyle's fiancé, Kara Kneller of West Burlington; his sister, Colleen J. Cotter of East Smithfield, PA; his niece, Sarah Cotter of Sayre, PA; his nephew, Shawn Cotter of Harrisburg, PA; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial contributions may be made in Brian's name to the American Cancer Society,1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/5/2008

Julius STAHL, 76, East Smithfield, PA, died on Monday, August 28, 2000 at home.  He was born on August 28, 1924 in Hundsorf, Czechoslovakia, a son of the late Martin and Anna (Laut) Stahl.  He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ridgebury, PA.  Julius was a veteran of World War II and was a prisoner of war in England.  He was a master carpenter and gifted craftsman.  Juius is survived by his wife of 46 years, Elizabeth M. (Dornegger) Stahl, at home; brother, Emil (Ruth) Stahl of Karlsruhe, Germany; sisters, Margaret Fentzl of Wiesloch, Germany, Mizzi Piskorz of Munich, Germany; several nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Stahl; special friends, Barbara Coyle and Jim Shaw.  He is predeceased by his brother, John Stahl.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held August 31 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ridgebury  with the reverend John O’Bell, Celebrant and interment to be in the cemetery there.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, PA.  Memorial donations may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.

SULLIVAN Dr. Cornelius "Doc"
A much loved Physician and family man, died at his home in Columbia Cross Roads, PA on Tuesday afternoon, September 29, 2009. Born on November 2, 1927, Cornelius was the son of the late Cornelius F. and Geraldine Ridgway Sullivan. He attended Peekskill Military Academy, graduated from LaSalle High School and pursued an education in medicine. He graduated from LaSalle College and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency there. Dr. Sullivan was a founding member of Warminster General Hospital and was instrumental in the development of the Burmont X ray, C.T. and M.R.I. Departments along with the first free standing Emergency Room. Cornelius was also the founder and proprietor of the "Tree House" a flower shop in Warminster, PA, before moving to the Bentley Creek area where he established a practice. "Doc" became very well known in the Bentley Creek community and surrounding areas for his personal care and bedside manner. He was a true gentleman and country doctor. Always faithful, he was a communicant of St. Anne's, Our Lady of Perpetual Help and St. John's parishes. He married Rose M. Ewerth on June 2, 1951 in Philadelphia, PA and she predeceased him on October 7, 1999. "Doc" was also predeceased by his son, Gregory (Nadine's twin), and two grandchildren, Damian and Alison. Surviving are his beloved twelve children, Cornelius, Nadine, Laureen, Brian, Christopher, Matthew, Kathleen, Francine, Shawn, Constance, Gregory, Dion and their respective family's; thirtyy-one grandchildren, elevengreat grandchildren, 2 nephews; brother-in-law, Robert Ewerth and a community of appreciative patients and friends. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday, October 4, 2009 between the hours of 4 – 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday morning at 10 a.m.in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Ridgebury, PA. Graveside services will follow in the church cemetery and "Doc" will be laid to rest next to his beloved Rose.  Published in Star-Gazette from September 30 to October 1, 2009

DELIA ANNMARIE SZLASA
 Miss Wanda Rumsey and William Szlasa of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2, PA announce the birth and death of their daughter, Delia AnnMarie Szlasa on April 27, 1994. Memorial services were held May 2 at St. Ann's Church in Bentley Creek with private interment to be in Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ridgebury.  Arrangements were by Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY.(TGR, Thursday, May 5, 1994)

FRANCIS J. SZLASA
 Francis J. Szlasa, 37, of Springfield, PA died suddenly Wednesday, January 29, 1992. He was born in Jersey City, NJ, October 19, 1954, son of Grace Wauters Szlasa and the late Anthony Szlasa. Mr. Szlasa was a communicant of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Bentley Creek and served in the US Air Force for 12 years, attaining the rank of captain. He graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelor of science degree in engineering and also received his master of science degree in business administration from Central Michigan University. He is survived by his mother, Springfield; sister, Bernadette Cole of Elmira; brothers, Anthony Szlasa III of Springfield, Joseph Szlasa of Florida and William Szlasa of Elmira; three nieces and two nephews; aunts, uncles and cousins. A funeral mass was held at St. Ann's Church on February 1 with Father Ronald Hughes officiating and interment to be in Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ridgebury, PA.  Arrangements were by the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY. (TGR, Thursday, February 6, 1992)

Julius Stephen URBAN, 79
11/30/2001 Towanda Daily Review
Julius Stephen Urban, 79, of 801 N. Twelfth St., Fairfield, Iowa, died at 1 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at his home. He was born Aug. 11, 1922, in Perth Amboy, N.J., the son of Michael and Julia Bandola Urban. He graduated from Woodbridge High School in 1941 and studied veterinary medicine at the University of Florence, Italy. In World War II, he maintained tactical field-radio transmitting and receiving equipment, sent and received messages by International Morse Code on low speed in the North African and European theaters and received the rank of corporal, grade tech-5. He married Irene Hibbetts June 1, 1946, at Woodbridge, N.J. He was a member of the Graphic Communications International Union for 40 years while working as a pressman for the Plainfield Courier News and Newark Star-Ledger. He was a 20-year member of the Readington Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a vegetable-grower in Readington, N.J., before moving to Athens Township, where he continued to farm for 20 years. He was a member of the Skiff-Bower VFW Post in Sayre. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church before he and Irene moved to Fairfield, Iowa, to be near his son and his family. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Fairfield. He is survived by his wife, Irene; daughter, Carolyn (Peter) Ruh, and grandson, Richard (Melissa) Ruh of New River, Ariz.; son Tom, (Esther Barrett) Urban, and granddaughter, Shelley Marie Urban of Fairfield; brothers, Nicholas of Reston, Va., and Theodore of Des Moines, Iowa; sister, Emma Yurecko of Iselin, N.J.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marian; and brothers, Albert, Peter, John and William. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Fairfield, with Father Stephen C. Page officiating. The family will greet friends for supper afterward in DeCoursey Hall. Graveside service will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, after the 11 a.m. Holy Day Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Ridgebury. After committal, the family will greet friends at St. Ann's Hall in Bentley Creek from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Memorials have been established to Crossroads Hospice of Southeast Iowa-Jefferson County or to Mass stipends. They may be sent to Irene Urban at 801 N. 12th St., Fairfield, Iowa 52556. The Raymond Funeral Home in Fairfield is in charge of arrangements.

VANSKIVER ELEANOR I DRISCOLL
Eleanor I. Age 90, formerly of Philo Road, Horseheads, died Wednesday, December 27, 2006, at Elcor Health Services. She was born October 22, 1916 in Canisteo, NY, daughter of the late Fay and Olive (Ordway) VanSkiver. Eleanor was retired from Kreesge's Department Store in Elmira, NY, where she worked as a sales clerk. She devoted her love and time to her family. She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Ridgebury, PA, and The Legion of Mary at St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads. Survivors include her daughters, Betty and Arnold Carbaugh of Horseheads, NY, Joan Terry of Montour Falls, NY; a son, Paul (Faith Flynn) Driscoll of Maine, NY; sisters, Eva Orliska and Mary Jane Doolittle, both of Florida; brothers, Bernard VanSkiver of Horseheads, NY, Gerald VanSkiver of Odessa, NY; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews. Eleanor was predeceased by her husband, John Driscoll in 1977; her son, John Driscoll; and brothers, James, Carlton, Donald, Merle and Fay VanSkiver. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, January 2, 2007, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 3, 2007, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Ridegbury, PA, with Rev. Arbogaste Satoun as Celebrant. Interment will be in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery.

 

WAPLES Rita Waples Barrett

87, of Fairfield, Iowa formerly a long-time resident of Wolcott Hollow Road, Athens was born into Eternal Life Monday, March 18, 2013 from the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield, Iowa.  Rita was born in Johnstown on March 12, 1926 one of six children to James and Esther Bowser Waples. She grew up in Mildred and was a graduate of St. Basil's High School in Dushore class of 1945. Following high school she attended Marywood College studying nursing in Scranton.   On Dec. 27, 1948 Rita married Anthony James "Tony" Barrett of Asylum Township at St. Francis Catholic Church in Mildred. In 1955, the couple entered into farming purchasing their own farm in Athens Township which they operated until 1995 when they sold the farm to their son Tom. After selling the Farm, Rita and Tony traveled the country together and even volunteered at Yellow Stone National Park.  Rita was a communicant of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ridgebury and the Altar and Rosary Society. She was a member of the Diahoga Grange for 45 years. One of the greatest events in her life was meeting and hugging Mother Theresa at a Scranton Deanery meeting.  Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Annette Forrest Barrett of Lambertville, Michigan; daughter, Esther Barrett Urban and son in law (Tom), with whom she resided of Fairfield, Iowa; daughter-in-law, Kathy Sullivan Barrett of Athens; granddaughters, Jennifer Barrett White (John) of Dayton, Ohio, Tiffany Barrett Sanders (Mike) of Perrysburg, Ohio, Jessica Barrett Swanbeck (Tim) of Toledo, Ohio, Shelley Urban of Fairfield, Iowa and Kerry Barrett Bocko (Joe) of Elmira, N.Y.; grandson, Kelly Barrett and wife Kate VanNote Barrett of Athens; great grandchildren, Timothy, Aidan, Zachary, Margaret and Annaleise White, Natalie, Courtney Sanders and Robbie, Paige, Maxwell Swanbeck, and Kellan Barrett; brothers and sister-in-law, Robert and Lois Waples of Suffield, Ohio, Eugene Waples of Uniontown, Ohio; sister-in-law, Betty Barrett of Marshview; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by; her husband of 53 years, Tony on Oct. 24, 2002, son, Thomas Anthony Barrett on Sept. 25, 2008, infant daughter, Patricia Ann Barrett, infant twin sons, Anthony Mark Barrett and William Joseph Barrett, brothers, James and John Waples, brothers and sister-in-law, Joe and Alice Waples, Jack and Serena Waples, brothers-in-law, Joe and Patrick Barrett, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Eugene and Mary Barrett and nephews Kevin Barrett and Harry Waples and niece Nancy Waples.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. on March 24 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with Recitation of the Rosary at 2 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be at 9:30 a.m. on March 26, 2013 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Ridgebury Township with interment following in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery. Cards and Mass stipends may be sent to Esther B. Urban, at 1643 Hwy 34, W. Fairfield, IA 52556   Towanda Daily Review – March 21, 2013

 

WARREN –MARY A. HENRY, 42, of Gillett RR 3 died Tuesday, Jan 17, 1995 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  She was born Feb. 6, 1952 in Elmira, N.Y. the daughter of Howard (Bob) Warren and the late Louise McCarthy.  Mary was a dedicated member and employee of the Ridgebury Sportsman’s Club of Ridgebury.  She is survived by her husband, Tom; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Harold Hulings of Gillett RR 3; daughters, Melissa Henry of Elmira and Elizabeth Henry at home; son, Michael Henry also at home; father, Howard (Bob) Warren of Gillett RR 3; sisters, Margaret Springfield of North Carolina, Judy Youmans of Horseheads and Jean Schoonover of Canton; brothers, Robert Warren of Gillett; and also several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m.  A funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Ridgebury, Pa. on Friday at 10 a.m.  Interment will be in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers friends may contribute to the Ridgebury Sportsman’s Club Memorial Fund in care of Jerry Anthony, RR 3, Gillett, Pa. or the Tri-Township Ambulance Fund in care of Diane Husted, Box 76, RR 3, Gillett, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

 J. Francis WILCOX, 86, of Athens, PA died Sunday, February 7, 1999 at home after as short illness.  Born in Smithfield Township May 26, 1912, the son of Harry B. and Della Butters Wilcox, he attended Smithfield schools.  He owned and operated a dairy farm in Troy Township for 30 years until his retirement in 1977.  He then moved to the Valley and was employed by the Athena Area School District until his retirement in January 1998.  He was a former member of the eastern milk Producers and Bradford County Farmers Association and a member of st. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Athens.  He is survived by his second wife, Beulah Pierce Wilcox, at hoe (701  Second St., Athens); daughters and sons-in-law, Marjorie and James Runzo of Troy, Joyce and James Maloney of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Margaret Vandegrift of Gillett, Betty Stranger of Newfield, NY and Tressa wells of Troy; son and daughter-in-law, John and Shelia Wilcox of Troy; step-children, Louis and Jack Kepner and Harold and Faye Pierce; sister, Nora Raynow of Athens, Myrtle Wilkinson of Sayre, Alberta Hewitt of Sayre; and brother Harry Wilcox of Hayward, CA; 26 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren, two step-great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents and his first wife, Lula; two sisters, five brothers, two sons-in-law and one grandson.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating and burial to be in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery in Ridgebury.  Arrangements were by the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens.  Memorial donations may be made in Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box Memorial donations may be made to Guthrie Hosspice, RR 1, Box 154 Towanda, PA 18848 or a charity of one’s choice.

 

WILES William P. “Bill” Wiles

76, of Sayre, Pa. died Friday, October 5, 2012 at home.  Bill was born January 27, 2012 in Tioga, N.Y. the son of the late Victor and Anna L. Johnson Wiles.  Bill served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1956 – 1959, he worked for Remington Rand for 15 years then went to work for Ingersoll Rand for 25 years. Bill enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, walking his faithful companion Shadow, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a loving father and grandfather. Bill was a member of the Sayre VFW, Skiff Bower Post # 1536.  He is predeceased by three sisters, two brothers: Dorothy, Joann, Alice, Jim and Victor and a step-son Dale Alan Coyle.   He is survived by his wife of 38 years Yolande at home, children Shawn Wiles of Beaver Dam, N.Y.; Shane (Cindy) Wiles of Beaver Dam, N.Y.; and Mary Ann Wiles; step-children Ann Lawler of Athens, Pa.; Michael (Liddy) Coyle of Sayre, Pa.; Steven Coyle of West Chester, OH; Bernard (Susan) Coyle of Towanda, Pa.; Janine (Mike) Resau of Culpeper, Va. and Jeanne (James) Koch of Morgantown, Pa., 15 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, two brothers Carl (Naomi) Wiles, Art (Ruth) Wiles, a sister Eleanor (Floyd) Hakes, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends and Family gathered on Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, October 8, 2012 at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel, Ridgebury, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Bill’s memory to the: American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.    

 

WILK - Daily Review
Bertha S. (Wilk) Fleming, 74, of Milan, Smithfield Township, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born Nov. 29, 1928 in Manville, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Simon and Mary Wilk. Bertha was a communicant of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ridgebury Township. Surviving are; her husband, Walter M. Fleming at home; sons, Brian Fleming of East Smithfield, and Roger Fleming of Phillipsburg, N.J.; a daughter, Lisa (John) Harkins of Milan; six grandchildren, Shaun Christopher and Daniel Fleming and Adam, Joseph, and Caitlin Harkins; a great-granddaughter, Cheyenne; brother, Julian Wilk; sisters, Jenny Shames, Helen Ashby and Violet McGuire; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bertha was preceded in death by a brother, John Wilk, and sisters Wanda Batchek and Jeanie Assumpcao. Family and friends are invited to call at Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, N.Y. on Tuesday, Sept. 2 from 6 - 8 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 11 a.m. from our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Ridgebury, with Rev. Thomas J. Major as celebrant. The committal service will immediately follow in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery, Ridgebury Township. Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

WILK Genevieve "Jennie" (Wilk) Shames
Genevieve "Jennie" (Wilk) Shames, 92, of Springfield, Pa., died
on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at the Bradford County Manor. She was the wife of the late Abe Shames. The couple married April 22, 1962 and had many happy years together. Jennie was born on Dec. 29, 1917 in Bayonne, N.J., daughter of the late Simon and Mary (Levis) Wilk. She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, was a caretaker of St. Ann's and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Churches, and was a member of the Alter Rosary Society of the parish. In her younger years, Jennie was a fashion model and designer, but later became a homemaker, but moreover was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Jennie is survived by her son, Wasyl Charles (Arlene) Berezansky of Brighton, N.J.; her daughter, Betty Ann Graley of Springfield, Pa.; her daughter-in-law, Anita Skaggs of Delaware; her grandsons, Kevin (Joan) Berezansky, Doug (Lisa) Berezansky, Stephen (Karen) Berezansky, Gary (Donna) Graley, Steve (Mary) Graley, William Graley, Michael Graley; her great-grandchildren, Tara, Eon, Joey, Ryan, Jenna, Stephen, Andrew, Zach, Heather, Chelsea, Katelyn, Samantha, Colleen, Sarah, Sonya, and Sarah; and her great-great-grandchildren, Eon and Carter; her brother, Julius (Ella) Wilk of Manville, N.J., and sister Violet McGure of Sebring, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Abe; her sisters, Helen Ashby, Bertha Fleming, Wanda Batcheck, and Jeannie Assumpko; and her brother, John Wilk. Family and friends are welcome to call from 9-10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, N.Y. The Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 11 a.m. on Nov. 23 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Ridgebury, Pa., with Father Vincent F. Langan officiating. Burial will follow Mass in the church's cemetery. After the burial there will be a time for fellowship and food at the St. Ann's social hall. Memorial contributions may be made in Jennie's memory to the charity of one's own choosing.
Daily Review - November 20, 2010


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