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BEERS, Ruth E. Brown, 93, of Hudson, FL, formerly of Monroeton, RR 1, PA died October 28, 1997 at National Health South Nursing Home Hudson, FL after a massive stroke. Born on July 26, 1904 in Laquin, PA, she was the first daughter of Emerson and Edith Eike Beers. Ruth attended grade school at Laquin and later worked for the Pattersons of Towanda as a nanny until she married Earl Buddy Brown on September 27, 1924. Ruth was a member of Monroeton United Methodist Church. She is survived by her children, daughter and son-in-law, Carol L. and Burnard G. Smith of Hudson, FL, sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth S. Brown, Morris E. and Erdean Brown, Earl M. and Patricia Brown, Charles W. and Rukth Ann Brown, all of Towanda RR 4, PA, daughter, Joyce E. Richlin of Towanda, daughter and son-in-law, Irene M. and Donald Am Murray of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; 12 grandsons and 14 granddaughters; 37 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandsons; sisters, Twila (Mid) Shults, N. Towanda; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and George Kerick of French Asylum; a brother, John Beers of Athens, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Ruth was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Earl Bruddy Brown in 1989, in infant granddaughter in 1996; granddaughter Barbara Gene Brown, July 1983; son-in-law, V. Bruce Richlin in 1994; daughter-in-law Susan W. Brown in 1994; granddaughter, Janet N. Brown in 1996; baby brother, Arthur, born and died 1906; sister, Emma Mae Shults, 1992; brother Eugene Beers, 1996; and a sister, Gertrude McGuire, 1996. Funeral services were held at the Maryoff-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda on November 2 with the Rev. Michelle Sommerville, pastor of the Liberty Corners United Methodist Church officiating and interment to follow at the Kellogg Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, PO Box 428, Sayre, PA 18840 of the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 413 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810 in Mrs. Brown’s memory.
BENJAMIN –ALICE ‘ADDIE’ NORHRUP, 73, of Towanda RR 3, Monroe Township, Pa., died Sunday morning, July 30, 2000, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. after a courageous battle with cancer. Born Aug. 31, 1926 in Albany Township, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Frank and Jennie Johnson Benjamin. Alice was a member of the Asylum VFW Post No. 6072 Ladies Auxiliary and the Monroeton Rod and Gun Club. In addition to being a homemaker, she was employed by the Endicott-Johnson shoe factory in Mildred, Pa., until her retirement. After retirement she enjoyed playing bingo, trips to Atlantic City and card playing and was an avid NASCAR fan. Surviving are daughters, Mrs. David (Beverly) Getz of Mildred, Pa., Mrs. Dennis (Barbara) Smouse of Monroeton, Pa., Mrs. Edward (Rita) Howell of New Albany, Pa., Mrs. Jerome (Rebecca) Pedro of Mildred, Pa., Marguerite Fulmer of Wysox, Pa., and Cindy Campwell of New Albany, Pa.; sons, Cedric “Buster” Northrup Jr. of Towanda RR 4, George Northrup of Towanda RR 4 and Francis “Tom” Northrup of Towanda RR 4; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Nellie Mills of Towanda, Mrs. Jim (Helen) Waldorf of Meshoppen, Pa., Mrs. Carson (Thelma) Packard of Gillett, Pa., Marion Northrup of Monroeton and Nettie Brown of Towanda; brothers, Kenneth Benjamin of Rome, Pa., Richard Benjamin of Towanda, Frank Benjamin of Terrytown, Pa., Benny Benjamin of Towanda, Charles Benjamin of Towanda, Walter “Beetle” Benjamin of Towanda and Bert Benjamin of Sugar Run, Pa.; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cedric Northrup Sr.; two sons, Charles “Chucky” Northrup and Robert “Bob” Northrup; brothers, Burton and Leo Benjamin; a sister, Clara Kinner; grandchildren, Baby Smouse and Robert Pedro. The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Ronald Troup, pastor of the Monroeton United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Kellogg Cemetery, Monroe Township, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the charity or organization of one’s choice in Alice Northrup’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
BENJAMIN Burton Benjamin Jr.
65, formerly of Sugar Run, Pa., died Friday afternoon, March 9, 2012 at the Highlands Care Center in LaPorte, Pa., following an extended illness. Burton was born June 27, 1946 in Monroeton, Pa., a son of Burton Benjamin Sr. and Jennie Johnson Benjamin. He was a veteran of the Viet Nam War having served in the US Army. Burton was formerly employed by McCarty's Garage in Wyalusing and by Don Strope's Garage in North Towanda. Burton later owned and operated his gas station and garage in New Albany, Pa., and a trucking and logging business for a number of years until his health declined in 1985. He was a member of the Hollenback Methodist Church and Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534. Burton enjoyed the outdoors, working on farms, hunting, fishing and caring for his dogs. He was a NASCAR driver at Shangri-La Speedway in Owego, N.Y. for a number of years. Surviving are his children David L. Benjamin (Cindy Vanderpool) of Gillett, Pa., Melissa L. Smith (Frank Armitage) of Wyalusing, Pa., Matthew B. Benjamin of Orlando, Fla.; grandchildren Ashley, Benjamin, Tamra Benjamin, Brad Benjamin, Allyson Smith, Drayton Smith, Mikayla Smith and Mason Smith; great-grandson William Smith; siblings Thelma (Carson) Packard, Marion Northrup, Nettie Brown, Kenneth Benjamin, Richard (Lola) Benjamin, Frank (Liza) Benjamin, Leonard "Benny" Benjamin, Charles (Dawn) Benjamin, Walter "Beetle" Benjamin; his former spouse Evelyn Crawford Benjamin of Sugar Run, Pa.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings Leo Benjamin, Burton Benjamin, Clara Kinner, Alice Northrup, Helen Waldorf and Nellie Mills. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Interment will be in the Kellogg Cemetery, Monroe Township, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family will provide their own flowers and requests that contributions be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Burton Benjamin Jr.'s memory. Towanda Daily Review – March 12, 2012
Monroe Twp. Man Is Found Frozen. Frank Benjamin Meets Tragic Death When He Falls in Snowdrift; Funeral Tuesday Afternoon; Burial to be at Kellogg.
The sub-zero weather that gripped this section over the week-end took the life of Frank Benjamin, 42, of Marcy Hill, Monroe township, whose frozen body was found in the snow drifts about three-quarters of a mile from his home at 9 o’clock Saturday morning. The discovery was made by the oldest daughter of Mr. Benjamin’s eight children, a daughter who was on her way home after spending the night with some neighbors. Deputy Coroner Harry . N White of Towanda was notified of the tragedy and conducted an investigation that was concluded late Saturday afternoon when the remains were moved to the Clayton H. Maryott mortuary here. Mr. White declared that his findings make an inquest unnecessary. Motor Police from the Towanda barracks aided in the investigation. Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin were in Towanda Friday afternoon doing some shopping; the investigations disclosed, and returned to their home at about 6 o’clock. Following supper, Mr. Benjamin’s brother, Robert, came for him and the two, with a younger brother, Freddie drove to the Nathan Benjamin home to pay a bill that Frank owed Nathan, his cousin. At about 9 o’clock they started back and got within three miles of Frank’s place when the car, a Model T Ford, broke down. The men tried to get it started but could not, so each of them started out for their own residence on foot. The investigation of the deputy coroner and the Motor Police shows that Frank walked about two and one-half miles when he apparently became weak and exhausted. They found that he had sat to rest at least three different places before finally pitching over on his face where he was found dead. Death is believed to have occurred at about 10:30 o’clock or 11. The officers learned that earlier in the evening Frank had complained of pain in his chest and that he was known to have a heart weakness. This is believed to have led to his exhausted condition and his finally collapsing in the snow and freezing. He was with-in 300 feet of the Fred Robinson place when he died. At that time the temperature was between three and six degrees below zero. When Frank did not return home Friday evening, Mrs. Benjamin was certain that he had stayed at his brother’s home so nothing was thought amiss. She knew nothing of what had occurred until the oldest daughter came racing home shortly after 9 o’clock with word of the tragedy. The girl had spent the night at the Robinson place and was cutting across lots through the same field her father had gone when she found his body. Mr. Benjamin worked at times on the farm and at other times on relief and WPA projects. IN addition to his wife and eight children, he is survived by four brothers : Robert and Freddie of Liberty Corners; Burt of South Towanda and Grant of Kent Run; three sisters, Jennie Stevens of Monroeton, Dora Benjamin of Endicott and Nora Bronson of Vestal, NY. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Methodist church in Monroeton with burial in the Kellogg cemetery. Until the hour of the funeral , the remains will be at the C.H. Maryott chapel on Court street. Motor Police officers aiding the investigation were Sergeant J. A. Carr, and Privates Joseph Louches and W. J. Rodham. NOTE: Frank was the son of Joshua and Hattie Chilson Benjamin. Reva Wagner, granddaughter to Frank Benjamin
BROWN Ruth Ann Brown
66, wife of Charles W. Brown of 9746 Route 220, Towanda, Pa., Monroe Twp., died Thursday morning, Dec. 16, 2010 from her home following a brief illness. Ruth Ann was born in Towanda on April 6, 1944 the daughter of the late Raymond H. Brown and M. Louise Gillmer Brown. She was a graduate of Wyalusing High School class of 1963. In early years, Ruth Ann was employed by Herman Rynveld Sons Inc. in New Albany and was later employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 23 years. She assisted her husband in the operation of their tavern, the Maple Leaf Inn in Monroe Twp., for many years. Ruth Ann loved spending time with her family and being at home where she enjoyed cooking, reading, working crossword puzzles, playing cards and dominoes. She also enjoyed bowling with friends. She is survived by: her husband, Charles W. Brown at home; daughter, Monya Lee Tsiknas and husband Lou of Troy, Pa.; step-children, Norine Wintermute and husband Michael of Gillett, Pa., Judy Elchak and husband Nicholas of Powell, Pa., Carol Sue Ackley and husband Fred of French Asylum, Pa., Charles Brown Jr. of Monroeton, Pa., Frank Richard Brown and wife Kim of Monroeton, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Eileen Robinson and husband John Jr. of Sylvara, Pa., Phyllis Woodward of Princeton, N.C., Shirley Thrasher and husband Alan of Sylvara, Pa., Patricia Brown of Towanda; sister-in-law, Dorothy Bailey Brown of Towanda RR6; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Norma Pickering; brother, Raymond G. "Gilly" Brown; and brother-in-law, Ronald Woodward. The funeral and committal service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Judy Elchak and Elder Lou Tsiknas officiating. Interment will be in the Kellogg Cemetery, Monroe Twp., Pa. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday evening and on Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840 in Ruth Ann Brown's memory. Towanda Daily Review - December 16, 2010
BROWN - Ward Brown. The funeral for Ward Brown were held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Monroeton Methodist church with Rev. Leon Northrop officiating. Interment was in the Kellogg cemetery. The pallbearers were Frank Bennett, Joseph Johnson, Bayard Spencer, Earl Eddy and Fredrick Cranmer. RHW Jan. 24, 1945 Towanda Daily Review.
BUMP Robert J. "Bobby" Bump Sr., 44, of 188 Dalpiaz Drive,
Monroeton, Pa., died
Sunday morning April 25, 2010 at Memorial Hospital in North Towanda Township, Pa. Bobby, as he was known by his family and friends, was born in Sayre, Pa., on Dec. 14, 1965, and was the son of Hilda LEE Bump Stroud and the late Leo Bump. Bobby attended school in Towanda and was formerly employed by Kelly Services at Proctor & Gamble in Mehoopany, Pa. He loved the outdoors, camping, hunting, fishing and operating remote controlled airplanes and boats. He is survived by: his son, Robert Bump Jr. of Monroeton, Pa.; mother, Hilda Lee Bump Stroud of Towanda RR 4, Pa.; brothers, Leo Bump and his wife Debra of Towanda RR 4, Pa., William Bump and Kimberly Strope of Towanda RR 4, Pa., Richard Bump and Amber Button of Towanda, Pa.; his companion, Barbara Fives of Monroeton, Pa.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; stepchildren, Cindy and Mark Clark of Wyoming, Felicia and David Schlosser of Elmira, N.Y., Shannon and Kenneth Church of Springfield, Pa. He was preceded in death by his father, Leo Bump, in 1997 and stepfather, Donald Stroud, in 2004. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Timothy Geiger, of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will follow in the Kellogg Cemetery, Monroe Twp., Pa. Family and friends may call on Saturday from 12 to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. April 27, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
JACK E. CRANMER, 65 of RR 1, Monroeton, Pa., died Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, at his home. Born Aug. 6, 1941, in Sayre, Pa., he was the son of Ellen Birdsall Cranmer and the late Jack A. Cranmer. Jack was a graduate of Towanda Area High School Class of 1959. He later served in the U.S. Army from March 18, 1963, to Jan. 22, 1965, and was stationed in Korea during the Vietnam War. Jack was employed by Acme Markets from 1965 to 1983 and by the Athens Area High School from 1991 to 2003. In earlier years, Jack enjoyed hunting with his father. He loved music, especially from the 1950s era. Jack was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, and Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda, and was a social member of Roma Madre Order Sons of Italy in Sayre. Surviving are: his daughter and son-in-law, Jill C. Johnson and Shawn Johnson of Monroeton RR 2; grandchildren, Jenna M. Johnson and Michael P. Johnson; his mother, Ellen Birdsall Cranmer of Monroeton RR 1; his sister and brother-in-law, Kay and Fred Stookey of Monroeton RR 2; his brother-in-law Thomas LeStrange of Williamson, N.Y.; his nieces, Angela Carl of Towanda, Pa., Kelly Stookey of Towanda and Denise Lawler of North Carolina; his nephews, Christopher LeStrange of Cranston, R.I., and Jack LeStrange of Macedon, N.Y.; and several great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack A. Cranmer, on Aug. 17, 1994; his grandson, Aaron Michael Johnson, on April 5, 1998 and by his sister, Janice E. LeStrange, on June 4, 1993. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at the Kellogg Cemetery, Monroe Township, Pa., with the Rev. Daniel Jordan, pastor of the Monroeton United Methodist Church, officiating. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord full military honors at the cemetery Friday afternoon. A luncheon for friends and family will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Towanda American Legion Post 42. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting Jack's family with arrangements. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to American Legion Post No. 42, 912 Main St., Towanda, Pa. in Jack E. Cranmer's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 1/31/2007
Delmer D. Hildebrant, 56, of East Smithfield, PA, died suddenly Friday, July 31, 1992. Mr. Hildebrant was a member of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church and was a janitor for SRU High School in East Smithfield. He had done landscaping for many area businesses. He is survived by his wife, Marie; daughters, Linda Smith of Concord, GA, Wyneta Stone of Meshoppen, PA and Sharon Strock of Bentley Creek; sons, Robert Strock of Milan, Lewis Strock of East Smithfield and Michael Strock, stationed with the US Air Force in Germany; sisters, Charlotte Williams and Anna Sherman, both of Waverly RR 2; brothers, Earl Hildebrant of Smithboro, NY and Leo Hildebrant of Vivian, LA; six grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held August 3 at the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church with the Rev. James Brown officiating and interment to be in Kellogg Cemetery in Kellogg, PA. Arrangements were by the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY. Friends wishing may make contributions to the family. (TGR, Thursday, August 6, 1992)
HINCKLEY Betty Jean Hinckley Hummer
74, of Kellogg Road, Monroe Twp., Pa. died Friday morning, April 22, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Betty was born in Binghamton, N.Y. on Feb. 19, 1937, a daughter of the late Robert and Frances Northrup Hinckley. She was a graduate of Towanda High School and was employed as a cosmetologist in the Philadelphia, Pa. area for many years. Betty enjoyed gardening and making quilts. She is survived by her children: Angela Iovino of Towanda, Joseph Hummer of Shamong, N.J., Irene Hummer of Dushore, Pa.; grandchildren: Amber Wood and Hailey Hummer; brothers: Thomas Hinckley of Monroeton, Robert Hinckley of Towanda, and Gary Hinckley of Wysox. Funeral services will be private. There are no calling hours. Interment will be in the Kellogg Cemetery, Monroe Twp., Pa. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting Betty's Family with arrangements. Towanda Daily Review – April 23, 2011
HINCKLEY Robert G. Hinckley
72, of 17 William St. Towanda, Pa., died Wednesday morning March 28, 2012 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Twp., Pa. Robert was born Jan. 31, 1940 in Binghamton, N.Y., a son of the late Robert F. and Frances Mae Northrup Hinckley. Robert served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of Vietnam War. He was employed as a civilian cartograph technician for the U.S. Army for 5 years and later worked in construction in the area for a number of years. Robert's keen intellect and great enthusiasm for science theory with extensive research produced several scientific articles which he authored and were introduced to national publication over the years. He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42. Surviving are his son James Robert Johnson and wife Margaret of East Athens, Pa.; daughter Stephanie Frances Hinckley Higley of New Albany, Pa.; grandchildren Brian and Brandon Johnson, Makayla Marion Stroud and Kenli Jane Higley; brothers Thomas and Gary Hinckley, both of Towanda, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Betty Jean Hinckley and a niece Jolea Hinckley. The funeral and committal service will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Thomas Geiger, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda, officiating. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home. Interment will be private in the Kellogg Cemetery, Monroe Twp., Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Friday afternoon at the funeral home. Towanda Daily Review – March 29, 2012
ISBELL SUSIE ISBELL NORTHRUP, 95, of Towanda RD 4, died early Sunday morning, Nov. 22, 1987, at her home. Born July 4, 1892 in N. Towanda Township, she was a daughter of Sherman and Marie Bennett Isbell. Mrs. Northrup’s main interest in life was in her home and family. She enjoyed gardening and working among her flowers in the outdoors. Surviving are four daughters; Mrs. Mildred Powell of Athens, Mrs. Emma Emory of Towanda RD 5, Mrs. Eva Wiggins of Monroeton and Mrs. Ruth Johnson of Monroeton RD 1; two sons; Howard Northrup of Sheshequin and Herbert Northrup of Towanda RD 4; 27 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry H. Northrup; a daughter, Anna M. Lamphere, and a son, Charles Northrup. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be in Kellogg Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service, Wednesday afternoon, at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.
JACKSON Judith D. "Judy" Jackson
68, of Towanda RR 3, Towanda Twp., Pa., died
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 at her home. Judy was born Aug. 17, 1942 in Powell, Pa., the daughter of the late Norman J. Jackson and Jane Moran Jackson. She was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1962. Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family. She is survived by: her companion, Benny Benjamin at home; children, David W. Westbrook and his wife Carlena J. Westbrook of Towanda, Jay T. Westbrook of Towanda, Jodi L. Benson and her husband Howard Benson of Towanda; grandchildren, Hannah Johnson, DesiRae Peterson, Stacy Bartholomew, Nakita Westbrook, Cody Benson, Heather Westbrook, J.T. Westbrook, Brian Westbrook, Austin Westbrook and Chad Westbrook; great-grandchildren, Aydan, Harmonee and Devin; sisters, Diana Jackson and Bruce Thall of New Albany, Doreen Farmer and her husband Ken Farmer of Herrickville; a niece, Jessica Arnold of New Albany. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, at the Kellogg Cemetery, Monroe Twp., Pa., with Pastor William Westbrook officiating. There are no calling hours. Towanda Daily Review - November 18, 2010
AARON MICHAEL JOHNSON, infant son of Shawn Michael and Jill Charisse Cranmer Johnson of Towanda RR 3, Towanda Twp., died early Sunday morning April 5, 1998 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents Bonnie and Russell Lawrence of Monroeton, Jack crammer of Monroeton RR 1; his paternal grandparents, Richard “Joe” and Kathy Johnson of Monroeton RR 1, Penny and Martin ‘Gene” Armitage of Sugar Run; several great-grandparents, step-great-grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. A graveside service will be held Thursday, April 9, 1998 at 1 p.m. at the Kellogg Cemetery, Monroe Township, Pa. with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the Towanda First United Methodist Church, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. There are no calling hours. –Towanda Daily Review.
JOHNSON –ARVILLA ‘BETTY’ ALLEN, 57, of the Senior Citizens Building, North Towanda, formerly of Elizabeth St., Towanda, died Monday morning, May b, 1991, at her home. Born June 18, 1933, in Towanda, she was a daughter of the late Freeman and Lydia Hardenstein Johnson Sr. She was employed by Mary’s Restaurant in Towanda for many years and was formerly employed by the Rynveld Wreath Company and Masonite Corp. “Betty” was well-known in the Towanda area and possessed many friends. She also worked as a bartender at several area establishments in Towanda. She was a member of the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 Auxiliary, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary of Towanda and was a social member of the VFW Post No. 1568 of Towanda. Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Carol Johnson of Towanda, Rick and Nancy Johnson of Towanda and John and Ginny Allen of Conshohocken, Pa.; a son, David Allen, Towanda; two daughters, Peggy Allen of Norristown, Pa., and Kandy Kopp, Conshohocken, Pa; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Walter Johnson of Monroeton, Charles Johnson of Ulster and Freeman Johnson Jr. of Wysox. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. She was predecease by a son Michael Stewart Allen, on Jan. 28, 1990; by two brothers, Clayton and Donald Johnson; and by a sister Freda Goodenow. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, officiating. A private interment service will be held at the convenience of the family at Kellogg Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. –Towanda Daily Review.
JOHNSON - Catherine M. Lee, 84, formerly of Powell and Towanda RR 3, Pa., died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township, Pa. Catherine was born June 7, 1924, in New Albany, Pa., the daughter of the late Harold and Amy Lee Johnson. On Dec. 25, 1939, she married Robert A. Lee in Monroeton, Pa., who preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 2000. Catherine was employed by the Herman Rynveld Sons Wreath Co. in New Albany for a number of years. Her main interest in life encompassed her family and home. Surviving are: her children, Robert C. Lee and his wife, Linda Lee, of Towanda RR 3, Alice Shelhamer and her husband, Donald Shelhamer, of Bentley Creek, Pa., Marjorie Fenton and her husband, Arthur Fenton, of Sugar Run, Pa., Jessie Lee and his friend, Patty Harrison, of Towanda, Dora Walters and her husband, Peter Walters, of Milan, Pa., Chip Lee and his wife, Gwen Lee, of Liberty Corners, Pa., Terry Lee and his wife, Sheryl Lee, of Powell, Pa., Gary Lee and his wife, Gail Lee, of Pinellas Park, Fla., Susie Woods and her husband, Jan Woods, of McKinney, Texas, and Bobbi Kay Lee and her friend, Ronnie, of Athens, Pa.; 36 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren, sisters Joyce Fuller and her husband, Leo Fuller, of Towanda, Betty Ballard and her husband, Malcolm Ballard, of Towanda RR 4; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by sisters Geraldine Bacorn and Frances Johnson, and brothers Harold, Basil and Ronald Johnson. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Kellogg Cemetery, Monroe Township, Pa. There are no calling hours. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, is assisting Catherine's family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. 18848, in Catherine M. Lee's memory.
JOHNSON Floyd W. Johnson
65, of Monroeton RD1, died Saturday afternoon, July 14, 1979, at Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since July 10. He was born May 27, 1914 in Monroe Township, the son of Joseph and Agnes VANKUREN Johnson. Mr. Johnson entered the employment of GTE Syvania in 1943 and retired in April 1976 completing 33 years of service. On January 9, 1933, he married Ruth E. Northrup of Monroeton. He was a member of the Monroeton United Methodist Church. He was very well-known and possesed a host of friends throughout the area. His main interest in life was his family and home. Besides his wife Ruth, he is survivied by three sons, Jack and Richard of Monroeton and Jeffery at home; two brothers, Kenneth Johnson of Monroeton and Robert Johnson of Texas; three sisters, Mrs Stanley (Doris) Young of Gounerneur, NY; Mrs. Leona Shrimp of Monroeton; and Mrs. Madelyn Markatoes of Louisiana; two half-sisters, Mrs. Larena Austin of Elmira and Mrs. Carl (Shirley) of Pine City, NY; 14 grandchildren; two great grandchilden; and six nephews and seven neices. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home with the Rev. D. Owen Brubaker officiating. Burial will be in the Kellogg Cemetery. RHW. Towanda Daily Review, Monday July 14, 1979.
JOHNSON Jack L. Johnson
54, of Monroeton RD1, died Wednesday morning, May 17, 1989, at his home following an extended illness. Born Nov. 28, 1934 in Monroeton, he was the son of Ruth E. NORTHRUP Johnson and the late Floyd W. Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a veteran of the Korean Conflict having served in the U.S. Air Force. Jack was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 29 years until failing health no longer permitted him to continue. He is survivied by four daughters: Sandra Kathleene Benjamin, Monroeton RD1, Robin Yvonne Terry, Monroeton RD1; Jackie Lynn Johnson, Laceyville RD1 and Diane Michelle Decker of Sayre; four sons: Brain Scott Johnson, Towanda RD2; Barry Lee Johnson, of Spencer, PA; Brett Daniel Johnson, Monroeton, RD1 and Jason Travis Johnson, Rome RD1; 10 grandchildren, his mother, Ruth E. Northrup Johnson, Monroeton RD1; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Kathy Johnson, all of Monroeton RD1; a very close friend, Joseph H. Shultz of Monroeton RD1; several aunts, uncles, neices, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Floyd W. Johnson on July 14, 1979 and by a brother, Gerald C. Johnson on June 23, 1956. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Emmalou Kirchmeier, pastor of the Monroeton United Methodist Church , officiating. Interment will be in the Kellogg cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home. The family request memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 515 South Main Street, Athens, 18810, in Mr. Johnson's memory. Reva Howard Wagner. Towanda Daily Review May 18, 1989. Note: Diane was married to my cousin Terry Lee Decker, who drowned July 30, 1979.
JOHNSON Jennie G. Benjamin
79, of Towanda RR4 died Sunday morning at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital. She was born in South Branch (Albany Township) the daughter of Irvin and Eva VANDERPOOL Johnson. Mrs. Benjamin was known as “Ma” to her many friends throughout the area. Her life was devoted in raising her large family and continuing her interest in her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her home was always open for her friends and neighbors to come in at any time to share her coffee pot and hospitality. She enjoyed working in her flower and vegetable garden. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary, Towanda Lodge No. 1367 and the Monroeton Rod Gun Club. She is survived by eight sons; Frank J. Benjamin of Towanda RR4, Burton Benjamin of Rome RR 1, Leonard “Benny” Benjamin of Towanda RR4, Charles Benjamin of Towanda, Kenneth Benjamin of Rome RR1, Richard Benjamin of Towanda RR4 and Burton Benjamin, Jr. of Sugar Run; seven daughters, Mrs. Lewis (Nellie) Mills of Towanda RR3, Mrs. Cedric (Alice) Northrup of Monroeton, Mrs. Boyce (Marion) Northrup of Monroeton RR1, Mrs. James Waldorf of Meshoppen, Mrs. Harry (Clara) Kinner of Hazelhurst, Mrs. Carson (Thelma) Packard of Gillette RD2, Mrs. Nettie Bennett of Towanda, four brothers: Irvin Johnson of New Elliton, S.C., Jessie Johnson of Knoxville, PA, Tim Johnson of Knoxville, PA, and Joe Johnson of Hornell, NY; three sisters: Mrs. Glen (Elma) Benjamin of Athens, Mrs. Marion Graham of Pontiac, Mich, and Mrs. Lucy Vanderpool of Spring Lake; 60 grandchildren and 48 great grandchildren; also nieces and nephews. A son, Leo Benjamin, predeceased her as did four sisters: Mrs. Clara Smith, Mrs. Olive Judson, Miss Eva Johnson and Mrs. Geanie Benjamin, her twin sister. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Mitchell Moul officiating. Burial will be in the Kellogg Cemetery. Friends may call any time after 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Memorials may be directed to the Monroeton Fire Company. Pallbearers were: James Pelton, James Walker, James Ramsey, Rex Cranmer, Earl Kisner and Herbert Fulmer. Reva Wagner, granddaughter of Jennie Johnson Benjamin.
JOHNSON –JOAN MARIE VANDERPOOL, 79, of Towanda, passed away early Sunday morning, June 8, 2014 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Joan was born in New Albany on July 12, 1934 the daughter of Clifford and Josephine Dieffenbach Johnson. Joan was employed by Herman Rynveld Sons in New Albany for 15 years and by E.I. DuPont in Towanda for 18 years until her retirement. Joan and her husband David I. Vanderpool enjoyed traveling and visited all of the states in the U.S. They made crafts together for resale for many years and enjoyed camping at Lake Lorraine in Rome. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2008. Surviving are: her children, David E. "Gene" Vanderpool and wife Mary Lou of Monroeton, Dale C. Vanderpool and wife Carol of Towanda, and Bonnie L. Comstock and husband Randy of Towanda; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. A private graveside service will be held at the Kellogg Cemetery, Monroe Township, at the convenience of the family. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting the Vanderpool family with arrangements. There are no calling hours. The family requests that contributions be directed to the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital, 603 William St., Towanda, PA in Joan Marie Vanderpool's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 6/9/2014
LEON R. JOHNSON JR., 76, of Towanda RR 4, Monroe Township, Pa., died Monday, May 22, 2006, at his home. Born June 3, 1929, in Albany Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Leon Johnson and Ethel Lee Johnson. Leon enjoyed the outdoors, farming, hunting and working in the woods and was a member of the Monroeton Rod and Gun Club and the Overton V.F.W. Surviving are his two sisters; Grace Pond of Gastonia, N.C., and Patricia Holley of Plant City, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister; Genevieve H. Ford, on Jan. 22, 2002. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 26, at the Kellogg Cemetery, Monroe Township. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. There are no calling hours. –Towanda Daily Review
RALPH JAY MCINTIRE, 88, formerly of RR 4, Towanda, died Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington. He was born March 19, 1914, in Albany Township, a son of the late John and Bessie Forest McIntire. In earlier years Ralph was employed by the Rynveld Wreath Co. in New Albany, and was later employed by the Ingersoll-Rand Co. in Athens for many years until his retirement. He is survived by his wife Dorothy Heeman McIntire, also of the Bradford County Manor; children and their spouses, Francis and Blanche McIntire of Florida, Joseph and Joanne McIntire of Sayre, Betty McIntire of Camptown, Willard and Lori Burlingame of Elmira, N.Y., Kandis and Francis Rought of Athens RR 1, Ralph Burlingame of Towanda RR 4, Genevieve Urbaniak of Sayre, Elizabeth Seig and by friend Robert of Scott City, Kan., Sandra and Niles Stroud of Towanda RR 2, Walter and Paula Vanderpool of Towanda RR 4; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Florence Vanderpool of Sayre; foster sister, Ellen Scott of New Albany; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his son, Thomas McIntire; and brother, Sam Bristol. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2002 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating. Interment will follow in the Kellogg Cemetery, Monroe Township. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.
CEDRIC A. ‘BUSTER’ NORTHRUP JR., 54, of Towanda RR 4, Monroe Township, died early Sunday morning, Oct. 27, 2002, at the Highlands Care Center in LaPorte. Born March 19, 1948, in Sayre, he was a son of the late Cedric A. and Alice Benjamin Northrup Sr. Cedric was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in the U.S. Army. He was the recipient of two Purple Hearts. Cedric was formerly employed by the Bob Nearing Logging Co., the Bob Eppler Logging Co. and the Ajax Foundry in Sayre. He was a member of the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and Asylum VFW Post No. 6072. Surviving are: a daughter, Sherry Lynn Lee; two grandchildren; six sisters and brothers-in-law, Beverly and David Getz of Mildred, Barbara and Dennis Smouse of Monroeton, Rita and Ed Howell of New Albany, Becky and Jerome Pedro of Mildred, Peggy Fulmer of Wysox and Cindy Capwell of New Albany; two brothers, George and Tom Northrup of Liberty Corners, Towanda RR 4; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Robert Getz. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Interment will be in Kellogg Cemetery, Monroe Township. Arrangements were entrusted to the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. Contributed by Carol Brotzman. –Towanda Daily Review.
NORTHRUP - Henry J. Northrup, aged 59, died very suddenly at his home in Monroeton township very suddenly yesterday afternoon about 5 o'clock. He is survived by his wife, and nine children; two brothers, George of Monroeton and William Molyneux of California. Funeral services will be held at the home Sunday afternoon at 3:30. Burial will be at Kellogg. RHW. Towanda Daily Review May 1932.
NORTHRUP Nora - Mrs. Nora Johnson, aged 95, of Towanda RD 4 died at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre early Sunday morning. Mrs. Johnson was born July 3, 1864, in Sullivan County, the daughter of Chester and Amanda TALADA Northrup. Surviving are a son, Harold, of Towanda R D 4; three daughters, Mrs Alfred LEE, of Monroeton, Mrs. Raymond Lee of New Albany and Mrs Perl Johnson of Warren Center; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Straw of Elmira and Mrs. Walter Monahan of New Albany, 36 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoond at 2 o'clock at the Maryott Funeral Home on York Avenue. Rev Edgar W. Sahin will officiate and interment will be in Kellogg cemetery. Pallbearers were Clifford Johnson., Perley Johnson, Harold Johnson, Frank Swingle, Harry Lee and Theodore Lee. Submitted by Reva Wagner. February 8, 1961, Towanda Daily Review.
NORTHRUP - JOHNSON - Mrs. Nora A., aged 95, of Towanda RD 4 died Sunday morning, Feb. 7, at the Robert Packer Hospital. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 10, at 2 o’clock at the Maryott Funeral Home on York Avenue with burial in the Kellogg cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 o’clock. Submitted by Wilma JOHNS Sakowsky
NORTHRUP Robert Judson Northrup
20, of Liberty Corners, died instanly early Sunday morning when the car he was driving failed to negotiate a curve in Rome and crashed in a tree in front of the Howard Wilmont home. Northrup was catapulted out of his totalally demolished Oldsmobile sedan and landed under the rear of the Wilmont automobile parked in their driveway. The youth, who had recently returned from a three-year tour in Vietnam and Germany, died of cranial injuries, a crushed chest and also suffered fractures of both arms and legs, according to Bradford County Coroner, Gordon Farr, who pronounced him dead at the scene. An autopsy was to be preformed Sunday at the Robert Packer Hospital. People at the scene of the 1:30 accident said Northrup was breathing for a short period of time after the crash, but Mr. Farr discounted this, saying the young man would have had to have been killed instantly. Northrup was proceding south on Rt. 187 after being in Nichols. Rome Police Chief George Murray said the young man apparently failed to negotiate the sharp curve at the Wilmont Feed Mill, and struck a large tree. He said the car then whirled around through the air and landed inches behind the Wilmont car. Murray speculated that the young man may have fallen to sleep at the wheel. He said Northrup must have been traveling at a high rate of speed. It was a first feared Northrup had a friend riding with him, but it was later determined that his friend had been taken home by somebody else. Other friends of Northrup who had been following him told police officials at the scene that he had left Nichols alone. Both the Windham Twp. and Wysox ambulances responded, but the young man was removed from the scene by Mr. Farr. Cheif Murray, assisted by David LaBarre, investigated the accident. Also at the scene were Troopers William Shutkufski and Richard Wienckoski of the Towanda sub-station. While Murray and LaBarre directed operations at the accident scene, the two troopers went to the Northrup home to inform the man's parents of his death. His parents are Cedric and Alice BENJAMIN Northrup. The youth was born Sept. 27, 1951, in Sayre. He had recently been discharged from the service and was employed by Claverack and worked part time for Charles and William Lundy on their farm. Surviving him besides his parents are a sister, Mrs. David (Beverly) Getz of Dushore, a brother, Cedric Jr. with the Armed Services stationed in Canada and these brothers and sisters at home; George, Thomas, Barbara, Rita, Rebecca, Marguerite and Cindy: maternal grandmother; Mrs. Jennie Benjamin RD4, Monroeton and Mrs. Minnie Northrup of Athens RD1. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 at the Miller Funeral Home, Towanda. The Rev. James Williams of Monroeton United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Kellogg Cemetery, Monroeton. Submitted by Reva Howard Wagner. Towanda Daily Review, May 21, 1972.
NORTHROP –RUTH E. JOHNSON, 90, widow of Floyd W. Johnson of Monroeton RR 1, (Monroe Twp.) Pa., died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004 at the Manor, West Burlington Twp., Pa. Born Jan. 6, 1914 in Monroe Twp., she was the daughter of the late Henry Hamilton Northrop and Susie Bell Isbell Northrop. Ruth was a graduate of Monroeton and Towanda High Schools. She enjoyed being with her family and working among her flowers. Surviving are her sons, Richard J. Johnson and his wife Kathy at Monroeton RR 1, Jeff H. Johnson of Monroeton RR 1, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her brothers, Herbert Northrop of Monroeton, Howard Northrop of Athens RR 2; her sisters, Emma Emory of East Towanda, and Mildred Powell of Athens; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd W. Johnson, in 1979, two sons, Gerald Johnson in 1956, and Jack Johnson in 1989; her brother, Charles Northrop, and her sisters, Eva Wiggins, Anna Lamphere and Betty Northrop. The family will receive friends Monday afternoon at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Interment will be in the Kellogg Cemetery, Monroe Twp., Pa. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Monroeton United Methodist Church, Monroeton, Pa., in Ruth E. Johnson’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review –Towanda Daily Review.
STERLING E. “STU” NORTHRUP, 75, of Towanda RR 6 Wysox, died Saturday morning, Nov. 20, 2004, at the Manor in West Burlington Township. Born Aug. 20, 1929, in Towanda, he was one of nine children of the late Francis Northrup and Mildred Benjamin Northrup. She was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army. He was employed as a logger and also worked on area farms for most of his life. She was a member of the Monroeton Rod and Gun Club. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; a sister-in-law, Margaret “Peg” Northrup of French Asylum; and a brother-in-law, Dayton “Bud” Brown of Wyalusing. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by five brothers, Hugh, Kenneth, Erston, Donald and Gerald Northrup, and three sisters, Marcia Brown, Ellen Molyneaux and Frances Hinckley. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 24, at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Jean Montgomery, pastor of the French Asylum United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Kellogg Cemetery, Monroe Township, with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family will receive friends from 10 to l1a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review
PEDRO ROBERT JOHN
MILDRED - Graveside services were held today for Robert John Pedro, twelve-week-old son of Jerome and Rebecca Northrup Pedro, of MiIdred, Sullivan County. The infant died at home Thursday night, Feb. 8, 1979, following a brief illness. He was born at Williamsport on Nov. 20; 1978. Surviving, besides his parents, are two brothers, Jerome, Jr., of Towanda, and Gilbert, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Kathleen Keeney, of New Albany, Miss Domani, of Dushore, and Miss Susan, at home; his maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Jennie Benjamin, and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cedric Northrup, all of Monroeton, and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Core Pedro, of Mildred. Burial was in Kellogg Cemetery, Monroeton. The Rev. Samuel Mohansingh, pastor of the Monroeton Methodist Church, officiated at the graveside service.
RAYMOND W. POND, 92, of Weston, Monroeton RR 1 (Monroe Township) died Tuesday morning, Nov. 9, 2004, at the Manor in West Burlington Township. Born Aug. 31, 1912, on Lime Hill, Wyalusing Township, he was the son of the late William and Margaret Pond. In early years Raymond owned and operated his family farm in Monroe Township. He was later employed by the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad, which later became Conrail, for many years until his retirement in 1979. Raymond was a member of the Liberty Corners and Powell United Methodist churches. He was a former active member of the Monroe Hose Co. and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge in Towanda. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 429, Canton, and the International Order of Odd Fellows Lodge No. 1152, Wysox, and an honorary member of the Che-Hanna Rock and Mineral Club. Surviving are: several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was loved and cared for by his extended family, the Lines family: Flossie Lines of Monroeton, and Cecil, Norma, Richard and Ona “Chip” and their families. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Pond in 1972. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. at the Powell United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sandy Brant, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Sherri Good. Interment will be private in the Kellogg Cemetery, Monroe Township. Friends who wish may direct memorial contributions to the Monroe Hose Company, Monroeton, PA in Raymond W. Pond’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
SHORES –MRS. (HAZEL M.) CLARENCE LEE, 33, of 1235 Pratt St., formerly of Towanda, Wednesday morning, Nov. 30, 1949. Survived by husband; a daughter, Sandra, 2 ½; brother, William Shores of Buffalo; sister, Mrs. Bertha Little of Muncy Valley, Pa. The body is at the Clayton H. Maryott & Son Funeral Home, Towanda, where friends may call and where funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Russell Scudder of Monroeton will officiate. Burial in Kellogg Cemetery, Pa. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/1/1949
VANDERPOOL, 78 of RR 4, Towanda, Monroe Twp., Pa. passed away Monday
morning Sept. 1, 2008 at Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa.
Born April 28, 1930 in Allis Hollow, Pa., he was the son of the late
Walter and Pauline Warner Vanderpool.
David was employed by the Ames Handle Factory in Monroeton for 32
years and he was also employed by Edsell and Edsell Logging in Camptown.
He was a lifetime member of the Monroeton Rod and Gun Club.
David enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was an avid NASCAR
fan, and loved watching Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. race. David
enjoyed traveling including several bus trips on which he entertained the
other passengers with his songs, jokes and stories.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, telling stories, and
reciting old time poems. David
also loved reading Louis L Amour books.
Surviving are: his wife of 57 wonderful years, Joan Vanderpool, at
home; sons: David "Gene" Vanderpool and his wife Mary Lou of Monroeton; Dale
Vanderpool and his wife Carolyn of Towanda; Bonnie Comstock and her husband
Randy of Towanda; grandchildren: Jolena McGarrity and her husband Terry of
Towanda; Christopher Vanderpool and his wife Krista of Winder, Ga., Danielle
Capwell and Rick Hinckley of Monroeton, Gene Vnderpool and his wife Tawnya
of Wyalusing, Jennifer Heasley and her husband David of Ulster, Paul
Vanderpool and his wife Jessica of Villa Rica, Ga., Andrew Vanderpool of
Monroeton, step-grandsons: Tim Dunn, Mike Dunn, Matt Dunn, and Bryan
Comstock; brother, Walter Vanderpool Jr. of Guthrie Home Care, Waverly,
N.Y.; sisters: Margaret Acla of Sayre, Barbara Warner of Standing Stone;
Ruth Decker and her husband Alfred of Towanda; Sally White and her husband
John of Fulton, Mi.; Shirley Sibley of Wysox, Esther Dinelli of Monroeton;
brother-in-law, Donald Johnson and his wife Linda; several
great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
In honor of David's request, there are no calling hours or funeral
services. Interment services
will be in the Kellogg Cemetery, Monroe Twp., Pa. at a later date.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to
the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third St.,
Williamsport, Pa. in David I. Vanderpool's memory.
The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting David's
family with arrangements.
–Towanda Daily Review 9/2/2008