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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Monroeton Cemetery, Monroe Borough, Bradford County, PA 
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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) 


ACKLEY –DEBBIE MAE VANDERPOOL CRAWN, 77, of Railroad Street, Towanda RD 2, died Friday morning, April 19, 1991, at her home, following an extended illness.  Born June 15, 1913, in Towanda, she was a daughter of the late Jesse and Mary Bristol Ackley.  Mrs. Crawn was employed by the maintenance department of the Bradford County Courthouse in Towanda for many years.  Her life was devoted to her family and home.  She was well known in the Towanda area and possessed many friends.  Mrs. Crawn was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda.  Surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, Harry and Marjorie Vanderpool, Charles and Shirley Vanderpool, Ernest and Marian Vanderpool, all of Towanda; James and An Crawn of LeRaysville; four daughters and sons-in-law, Evelyn Chilson and Russ Snyder of Monroeton; Mary Place and Richard Gowin, Theresa and James Johnson, Darlene Smith and Tom Jones, all of Towanda; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a special grandson, who was raised by Mrs. Crawn, Paul Vanderpool of Monroeton; a special granddaughter, Kathy Heskell of Towanda; a brother, Shepard Ackley of Towanda; an aunt, Mrs. Margaret Shaffer of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her husbands, Harry Vanderpool and Leon Crawn and a daughter, Margaret Chilson.  The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m., at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Thomas Geigher, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Monroeton Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review.

ACKLEY –E. JANE DONOVAN; 72, of the Smith Personal Care Home, Wyalusing formerly of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda, and Myersburg, died Wednesday evening, Oct. 14, 1992, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born June 18, 1920 in Towanda, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna Vanderpool Ackley.  Mrs. Donovan’s main interest in life encompassed her home and family.  She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mertie and Robert Sturdevant of Owego; three sons and daughters-in-law, Walter and Lucille Donovan of Myersburg, Robert and Janice Donovan of Sayre, and David and Paula Donovan of Towanda; two sons, Edward Donovan of Rome and Charles Donovan of Myersburg; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Elias Ackley of Towanda; and her former spouse, Louis W. Donovan of Myersburg.  She was preceded in death by an infant son on April 18, 1939; by a twin brother, Benjamin Ackley; a brother, John Ackley; and a half-brother, Kenneth Benjamin.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, Oct. 17, at 2 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 Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Saturday at the funeral home.  Friends who wish may direct memorials to the charity or organization of one’s choice in Mrs. Donovan’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ANDERSON- George Anderson of Monroeton Passes Away. George (Porky) Anderson of Monroeton aged 75 died at the Robert Packer Hospital Saturday afternoon. He is survived by his wife ; three daughters Mrs Harry Green of Canton, Mrs Edward Lamphere of Wysox; a brother John Anderson, of Elmira. The remains are at the Clayton H. Maryott & Son Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the Monroeton Methodist Church Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Monroeton cemetery. Friends may view the remains Wednesday at the Monroeton church from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Rev. Russell Scudder will officiate at the services. Daily Review - April 1950 Submitted by Sandy Reeves-Vanderpool

BAILEY –JOAN ANN NORTHRUP, 38, of 425 Main St., Towanda died Tuesday morning, Aug. 26, 2003, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa.  Born Nov. 7, 1964, in North Chicago, Ill., she was a daughter of Michael Davis Sr. and G. Marie Wheeler Bailey.  Joan was employed by the Dandy Mini Mart in North Towanda.  Joan possessed a special love for her grandchildren.  Surviving are: a daughter, Deanna M. Northrup and her fiance, Jonathan Johnson, of Elmira, N.Y.; a stepdaughter, Theresa Glisson and her husband, Jeff Glisson of Columbia Cross Roads; two grandchildren, Joseph and Cassondra Johnson; two step-grandchildren, Gavin and Damon Glisson; her parents, G. Marie Bailey and her husband Carl Bailey, of Standing Stone, and Michael Davis Sr. and his wife, Betty Davis, of West Columbia, S.C.; sisters Tina Northrup and her husband, Timothy Northrup, of Monroeton, Laura Hebert and fiance Rick McCormak of Haverhill, Mass., Karen Denny and her husband, David Denny, of Mechanicsville, Va., Katherine Davis and her husband, Brian Davis of Stevensville, G. “Jenny” Davis of Liberty Corners, Christina Davis and her boyfriend, Mike McNeal, of Towanda, and April Davis of West Columbia, S.C.; brothers Michael Davis Jr. and his wife, Donna Davis, of Towanda, Jeffrey Davis and his wife, Donna Davis, of Hanover, Va., and Timothy Davis of Liberty Corners; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and her very special friend, Johnny Johnson of Towanda.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean H. Northrup, on May 13, 1997, and her grandparents.  The family will receive friends Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  A graveside service will be held on Sunday, Aug. 31, at 2 p.m. at the Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton, with Mr. Jack Johnson officiating.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Joan Ann Northrup Memorial fund, RR4, Wyalusing, Pa. in her memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BARBER - Janice Barber Donovan, 63, widow of Robert J. Donovan of 118 Draper St. Sayre, Pa., died Friday afternoon, Nov. 14, 2008, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Janice was born in Towanda, Pa., on April 18, 1945, the daughter of the late Malcolm and Rose Barber. On June 20, 1963, she married Robert J. Donovan in Towanda. The couple made their home in Sayre for many years.  She was preceded in death by her husband on Oct. 25, 1994.  Janice was employed by the former Keystone Inn in Sayre for many years. Her main interest in life surrounded her home, family and caring for her pets.  She is survived by: her daughter, Corinna Donovan of Sayre; son, Robert Lewis Donovan of Litchfield; grandson, Jarrett Lowman; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dawn and James Hoose of Sayre, and Rosalee and Frank Perry of Wysox RR2, Pa.; brother and sister-in-law, Malcolm and Patty Barber of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by sisters Sandra Newman and Carol Dimond.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at the Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton, Pa.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. There are no calling hours. Those wishing to honor Janice's memory with a remembrance gift are asked to direct contributions to the Dialysis Unit of the Robert Packer Hospital, Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa., or to Guthrie Hospice, Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa. 18840.   RHW.  Towanda Daily Review.

WINIFRED J. BARR, 46, of Towanda RR 3 died Friday evening, Nov. 24, 2000, as the result of a motor vehicle accident in Towanda Township.  Born March 29, 1954, in Sayre, she was a daughter of Evelyn Vanderpool Daugherty and the late James Barr.  Winifred was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1972.  Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Daniel L. and Lori Barry of New Albany; a daughter, Misty Bump of Canton RR 2; her mother, Evelyn Daugherty and her friend, Russell Snyder, of Sugar Run; her sisters, Kathy Heskell and her husband, George Heskell, of Towanda, Debra Stroud of Monroeton, Lynn Barr of Towanda, Sandra Barr of Towanda, Tina Finan and her husband, Robert Finan, of New Albany; a brother, Keith Chilson and his wife, Renee Chilson, of Towanda, and brother, Jimi Barr of Sayre; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her father, James Barr, in 1969, and by her stepfathers, Donald Chilson, in 1981, and Leonard Daugherty, in 1985.  The funeral and committal service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Thomas Geiger, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda, officiating.  Interment will be later in the Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton.  The family will receive friends Tuesday afternoon from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.

BART Emilie Bart Kerrick
RN, 75, widow of Eldon D. Kerrick of Monroeton, Pa., died
Tuesday morning, Nov. 9, 2010 at Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township, Pa. Emilie was born Dec. 17, 1934 in Wyalusing, Pa., a daughter of the late Edward and Lida Homet Bart. She was a graduate of Wyalusing High School class of 1952 and the Philadelphia General School of Nursing class of 1955. On Sept. 17, 1955 she married Eldon D. Kerrick. Emilie served as a nurse at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for four years and later served as an operating room nurse at Memorial Hospital in Towanda for 35 years until her retirement in 1997. Emilie was a member of the Northeastern and National Association of Operating Room Nurses, a lifetime member of the Towanda Gun Club, a lifetime associate member of the Towanda Elks Lodge, AARP and the Red Hats Society. Emilie was a past president of the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Eldon D. Kerrick on Dec. 13, 1995. Surviving are: her children: Kathleen and Robert Evanchalk of Pine Grove, Pa., Brian Kerrick of Etters, Pa., David and Judy Kerrick of Monroeton, Pa., James and Tina Kerrick of Athens, Pa.; 11 grandchildren: Elizabeth Ann and Zachary Cornman, Timothy, Cynthia, Michael, Cody, Kelsey and Jordan and Mitchell Kerrick, Katie Holden and Sarah Kidd; six great-grandchildren: Nathan Tripp, Eli Holden, Zeke Holden, Zane Holden, Emmitt Kidd and Charlotte Kidd; her sister, Dorothy Titchen of Monroeton, Pa.; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Sandy Brant of the Monroeton United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton, Pa. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 in Emilie's memory. Towanda Daily Review - November 10, 2010

BENJAMIN - Helen Benjamin Waldorf, 78, of RR 2 Meshoppen, Auburn Twp., Pa., formerly of Monroeton, Pa., diedpeacefully Thursday, April 23, 2009 at her home.  Born April 28, 1930 in Monroeton, she was one of 15 children of the late, Frank E. Benjamin and Jennie JOHNSON Benjamin and was raised in the Towanda area.  Helen was fondly known by many as "Topsy" and in early years was employed by the Towanda Quick Lunch and the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company in Mildred, Pa.  Helen was a very active member of the Monroe Hose Company where she volunteered many hours and also served several terms as president of the auxiliary. In 1972, Helen and her husband Jim moved to Meshoppen, Pa.  Helen will be greatly missed by; Her husband, James B. Waldorf Jr. whom she married on February 27, 1961; 8 children and their spouses: Gerald Howard of Wysox, Pa., Reva (Charles) Wagner of Rome, Pa., Linda (Paul) Bump of Towanda, Pa., Judy (Ronnie) Evans of Waverly, N.Y., Connie (William) Moser of Berwick, Pa., Audrey (Michael) Rosengrant of Tunkhannock, Pa., Becky (Virgil) Root of Meshoppen, Pa., Tina (David) Plageman of Moyock, N.C.; 20 grand children; 21 great-grandchildren; her siblings: Thelma (Carson) Packard of Gillett, Pa., Marion Northrup of Powell, Pa., Nettie Brown of Towanda, sister-in-law, Charlene Benjamin of Towanda, Kenneth Benjamin of Rome, Pa., Richard (Lola) Benjamin of Towanda, Frank (Liza) Benjamin of Terrytown, Pa., Leonard "Benny" (Judy) Benjamin of Towanda, Charles (Dawn) Benjamin of Towanda, Walter "Beetle" Benjamin of Towanda, and Burton Benjamin Jr. of Dushore, Pa.  She was preceded in death by her siblings: Leo Benjamin, Burton Benjamin, Clara Kinner, Alice Northrup and Nellie Mills. At Helen's request a private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton, Pa.  There are no calling hours.  Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Helen's life on at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 27 at the Monroe Hose Company Social Hall in Monroeton, Pa.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the Monroe Hose Company, PO Box 48, Monroeton, PA 18832 in Helen Waldorf's memory.  Reva Howard Wagner.  Towanda Daily Review, 25 April 2009.  Note from Reva:  Joyce,  This is my mother.  I should note on here that she was married before to Gerald Howard.  The children of Gerald and Helen are: Gerald Jr., Linda (Mrs. Paul Bump), Genevieve (Judy) Mrs. Ronald Evans, Reva (myself), Connie (Mrs. William Moser).  She was also predeceased by her sons-in-law: Charles Wagner in 1980 and Michael Rosengrant.

BENJAMIN - Nellie F. Mills, 83, of Monroe Township, Pa., died in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 1, 2008, at her home.  She was born March 30, 1924, the oldest daughter of the late Frank E. and Jennie Johnson Benjamin of Monroeton, Pa.  Nellie was employed during her early years by Sylvania Electric Products Corp. in Towanda.  She met the late Howard Eugene Fowler of Monroeton and they married on Oct. 4, 1945. Nellie also worked with Howard on the family farm. Nellie and Howard raised two children together until his passing on April 8, 1961.  Later in life Nellie married Lewis W. Mills of Monroeton. They spent many wonderful golden years together, working, traveling, bowling and socializing with their many friends and family members until his passing on Feb. 22, 1998.  Nellie was a member of the Monroeton United Methodist Church, Liberty Corners Grange, Monroe Hose Co. and The Order of Eastern Star. Nellie most recently dedicated several years working as a foster grandparent in the K-4 class “The Busy Bees” with many young children whom she enjoyed so much. Her greatest passion was working outdoors in her lawn and garden. This passion was greatly reflected in the beauty that surrounded her home.  Nellie is survived by her children, Howard G. (Yvonne) Fowler and Virginia (Clarence) Terry; grandchildren, Ruth Terry, Sonny (Billiejo) Terry and Howard E. (Jessica) Fowler; great-grandchildren, Michael Terry, Kendra Fowler, Logan Terry, Larisa Lynn Terry, Lacin Terry and a special great-granddaughter, Ashley N. Fowler; a special niece, Dorothy and husband James Pierce; and a good friend, Jay Alvoid, all of Towanda, Pa. Also surviving are siblings Helen (Jim) Waldorf of Meshoppen, Pa., Thelma (Carson) Packard of Gillett, Pa., Marion Northrup of Powell, Pa., Nettie Brown of Towanda, (sister in-law) Charlene Benjamin of Towanda, Kenneth (Charlotte) Benjamin of Rome, Pa., Richard (Lola) Benjamin of Towanda, Frank (Liza) Benjamin of Terrytown, Pa., Leonard “Benny” (Judy) Benjamin of Towanda, Charles (Dawn) Benjamin of Towanda, Walter “Beetle” Benjamin of Towanda, and Burton Benjamin Jr. of Dushore, Pa.; along with numerous nieces and nephews.  She is also survived by her stepchildren Stan (Elaine) Mills of Danielson, Conn., Ralph (Betty) Mills of Williamsport, Pa., Silas L. (Esther) Mills of Towanda, Kenneth (Shirley) of Elmira, N.Y., Jeanne Havens of Millersburg and Eileen Elliott of Towanda; and also numerous step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Nellie was preceded in death by siblings Leo Benjamin, Burton Benjamin, Clara Kinner and Alice Northrup.  A private funeral and committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, at the Maryott–Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, with Rev. Daniel Jordan of the Monroeton United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton, Pa. There are no calling hours.  The family suggests that flowers be sent to the funeral home and monetary donations may be sent to Monroe Hose Co., PO Box 48 Monroeton, Pa. 18832, or the Monroeton Public Library, PO Box Monroeton, Pa. 18832 in Nellie F. Mills’ memory.

BIRDSALL - Ellen Dolores Birdsall Cranmer, 87, widow of Jack A. Cranmer of Monroeton RR 2, Pa., diedWednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa. Born Aug. 2, 1921, in Powell, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William and Hazel Landmesser Birdsall. On Aug. 18, 1939, Ellen married Jack A. Cranmer. Ellen was employed as a Home Health Aide for 22 years until her retirement at age 78. During that time, she worked for North Penn Home Services, Guthrie Home Health and BCCHF Home Health. She loved caring for the elderly. Surviving are: her daughter and son-in-law Kay and Fred Stookey of Monroeton RR 2; son-in-law Thomas LeStrange of Williamson, N.Y.; sister and brother-in-law Marge and Al Seymour of Towanda; brother and sister-in-law Jess and Shirley Birdsall of Monroeton; grandchildren Angela Carl of Towanda, Raquel "Kelly" Stookey of Towanda, Jill Johnson and her husband Shawn Johnson of Monroeton RR 2, Christopher LeStrange and his wife Caroline LeStrange of Cranston, R.I., Jack LeStrange and his wife Sue LeStrange of Macedon, N.Y., and Denise Lawler and her husband Bill Lawler of Charlotte, N.C.; great-grandchildren Brandon Carl, Adrianna Mignano, Michael and Jenna Johnson, Emily LeStrange, Jack, Allison and Aiden LeStrange; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her most faithful companion, her rescue dog Toby, who brought a smile to her face every day. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband of 55 years, Jack A. Cranmer, on Aug. 17, 1994; a daughter, Janice LeStrange, on June 4, 1993; a son, Jack E. Cranmer, on Jan. 26, 2007; a great-grandson, Aaron Michael Johnson, on April 5, 1998; a brother, William Birdsall; and a sister, Vivian Crane. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at the Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. There are no calling hours. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, Pa. 18850, in Ellen's memory. - Towanda  Daily Review on 2/13/2009

BOEHM –FARYL L. ALLEN, 68, of RR 1, Box 182, Monroeton (Franklin Township), died Saturday evening, Sept. 25, 1993, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born April 5, 1925, in Bradford County, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Martha Coolbaugh Boehm.  She is survived by a daughter Donna Peterson, Towanda, RR 3; three sons, Francis R. Mansfield Jr., Franklindale; Dale T. Herman Sr., Fort Polk, La., and Tracy Lynn Allen, Franklindale; 10 grandchildren; tow great-grandsons; and several aunts; uncles and cousins.  Faryl was preceded in death by her father, William J. Boehm, in 1951, and her mother, Martha C. Boehm, in 1983.  Funeral and committal services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1993, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Monroeton Cemetery at the convenience of the family –Towanda Daily Review.

JAMES THEODORE ‘JIM’ BOLT 72 of Franklin Township, Monroeton RR 1, Pa. died Tuesday evening March 6, 2007 at his home.  Born January 28, 1935 in Williamsport, Pa. he was the son of Blanche Frost Bolt and the late Theodore Marlin Bolt. In earlier years, Jim was employed by Remington Rand in Elmira, N.Y. and also served as a police officer in Tioga Township, Pa. He was later employed by Taynton's Freight System in Wellsboro, Pa. for 17 years, the Clouse Trucking Company in Carlisle, Pa. and the Carlisle Carrier Corporation in Mechanicsburg, Pa. for many years, until his retirement.  Jim was a former member of the Tioga Fire Department. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping with his family, hunting and fishing. He was a former stock car driver at the Chemung Speed-drome in Chemung, N.Y. and at other area race tracks. He was an avid NASCAR fan.  Surviving are: his wife, Connie Charland Bolt at home; his mother, Blanche Bolt of Tioga, Pa.; his children, Theodore Charles Bolt of Corning, N.Y., Randy bolt and his wife Lorraine of Tioga, Pa. Darlene Gee and her husband Gary of Gillett, Pa., Jeannette Weidman and her husband David of Ovid, N.Y., Edward Bolt and his wife Paula of Tioga, Pa., Deborah Mays and her husband Clifton of Mansfield, Pa., Larry Ronald Johnson and his wife Teresa of Carlisle, Pa., Lorraine Dee Bolt of Spencer, N.Y., Keith Robert Bolt and his wife Brenda of Coatesville, Pa., Desiree Rose Bolt Pruyne and her husband Dean of Spencer, N.Y.; daughter-in-law, Dorothy Johnson of Nichols, N.Y.; 28 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren.  In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a step son, Terry Lee Johnson on March 29, 2001 and by grandsons, Edward James Bolt and Dereck Dustin Johnson.  The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa.  The funeral and committal service will be held Saturday March 10, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Daniel Jordan, pastor of the Monroeton United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA in James Theodore Bolt's memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

BROWN Craig S. Brown

50, of 911 Beebe Hill Road, Towanda, Pa. (Monroe Twp.), formerly of Shavertown, Pa. died unexpectedly Monday morning, Nov. 21, 2011 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Craig was born in Sayre, Pa. on June 12, 1961 the son of Kenneth S. Brown and the late Susan Ann Wiggins Brown. He was a graduate of Towanda Area High School class of 1979 and Penn State University class of 1983. Craig later served in the U.S. Air Force from Feb. 29, 1984 to Oct. 13, 1988. He was the recipient of the Air Force Achievement Medal; Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon; Air Force Training Ribbon and the Air Force Commendation Medal. Craig was employed in banking services by NAT West Bank on Montage Mountain until declining health no longer permitted him to continue. Craig was a devoted Penn State fan and enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephew.  He is survived by his father, Kenneth S. Brown and Companion Evalee Wilcox of Towanda; sister, Cynthia S. "Cindy" Brown of Towanda; brother and sister-in-law, Christopher S. and Donna Brown of Ulster; brother, Thomas W. Brown of Towanda; nephew, Mitchell Brown of Ulster; nieces, Cera Brown of Evergreen, Shannon Whitney of Pittsburgh and Rachel Brown of Ulster; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Susan Ann Wiggins Brown on June 11, 1984, an infant sister, in October of 1967, maternal grandparents, T. Otho Wiggins and Eva Wiggins, and paternal grandparents, Earl B. Brown and Ruth Brown.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with Pastor Judy Elchak officiating. Interment will follow in the Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton, Pa. with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Monroeton Public Library, PO Box 145, Monroeton, PA 18832 or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 104, Harrisburg, PA 17110 in Craig's memory.    Towanda Daily Review - November 22, 2011

 

BRYANT –GENEVIEVE BRYANT ROCKWELL RICHARDS, 96, of Monroeton died Monday afternoon, May 30, 2005, at Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock, Pa.  Born in Crooked Creek, Pa., on May 23, 1909, she was the daughter of Nell and Willard Bryant.  She attended Wellsboro High School, graduated in 1926.  While there she was captain of the girls’ basketball team.  Gen graduated from Meeker Business School in Elmira and worked briefly in Sayre at Foreman and Clark as the head bookkeeper.  On May 31, 1930, she married Henry “Rocky” Rockwell (formerly advertising manager of the Daily Review) and lived the next 72 years in the Rockwell family home in Monroeton.  During the last three years, she resided at Tunkhannock Manor, an assisting living facility.  Henry Rockwell died in 1956 and Gen married Edward Richards in 1958.  In earlier years, Gen was active in the Monroeton Girl Scouts, Sunshine Girls and Monroeton Bridge Club and taught in the Methodist Church Sunday School.  She was a member of the Monroeton Presbyterian Church and attended the Monroeton Methodist Church in recent years.  Many will remember Gen as a most pleasant and helpful clerk in the Monroeton Post Office, where she worked for 25 years.  Gen is survived by her daughter; Jean Rockwell Warner of New Hope, Pa.; her stepson, Jeffrey Richards of Beaver Creek, Ohio; her nephew, James Welch of Tunkhannock, Pa.; her niece, Peggy Stevens of Sun City Center, Fla.; and nine great-nieces and great-nephews.  Also surviving are two other nieces, Marguerite (Peg) Weihing and Carol Sullivan, both of Lakeland, Fla.  Her sister, Helen Welch of Tunkhannock, Pa., predeceased her as did her husband, Edward Richards, in 1989.  She is also survived by a large number of devoted friends and relatives, who will all sorely miss the sunshine of her loving smile.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 3, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald Troup, pastor of the Monroeton Untied Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton.  The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Monroeton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 3, Monroeton, Pa, or to the Monroe Hose Co., P.O. Box 48, Monroeton, Pa., or the Monroeton Public Library, P.O. Box 145, Monroeton, Pa in Genevieve Bryant Rockwell Richards’ memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BUNYAN –MARGARET ‘PEG’ BUNYAN MILLER, age 94, wife of Paul K. Miller of 1149 Hoffman Street, Elmira, N.Y., died Thursday, July 13, 2000, at the Bethany Manor, Horseheads, N.Y.  Born June 16, 1906, in Monroeton, she was a daughter of the late Rodney and Emily Davies Bunyan.  Margaret was a graduate of Monroeton High School where she was salutatorian of her class.  On June 30, 1925, she married Paul K. Miller at the Presbyterian Church in Johnson City, N.Y.  Margaret was employed by Rosenbaum’s Department Store, Elmira, N.Y., for many years.  Mr. and Mrs. Miller enjoyed traveling and spending their winter months in Florida with Margaret’s late sister Helen Barber.  Surviving are her husband of 75 years; Paul K. Miller; a niece; Emily Hettich of Athens;  and many good friends.  She was preceded in death by a brother, George Bunyan, and a sister, Helen Barber.  The funeral service will be held Monday, July 17, 2000, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Drew Travis, pastor of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church of Horseheads, N.Y., officiating.  Interment will be in the Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton.  Friends may call on Monday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.

EDWARD N. CAMP.  Funeral services were held at the Miller Funeral Home, 23 Main St., Towanda, Monday afternoon, wit the rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating.  Burial was in the Monroeton Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Robert Holcomb Sr., David Jackson, Daniel Camp, Orin Camp Jr., Raymond Rought and Donald Travis.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

CHUBBUCK Donald John Chubbuck

age 87, of Eagles Mere, Pa.,  died on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Don was born in Towanda, Pa., on Feb. 23, 1926, a son of the late Lee Thurston Chubbuck and Bessie Michael Chubbuck. He graduated from Towanda High School. Don served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war, he graduated from Mansfield State Teacher's College, now Mansfield University. He later took continuing education at Bucknell University. Don began teaching mathematics at the Loyalsock Joint High School in Estella in 1952, and then finished his career after the jointure at the Sullivan County High School in Laporte, Pa. Don enjoyed traveling and accompanied the Shoemaker family on numerous family vacations. He also traveled extensively across the U.S. southwest. He was an avid reader and enjoyed collecting books and other items of interest during his retirement. Surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Gerald Chubbuck of Towanda, and two sisters, Doris Maier of Center Moriches, NY.,. and Grace Scheithauer of Towanda, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. Interment will be in the Monroeton Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.  Towanda Daily Review – September 3, 2013

 

COX Ira L. "Ike" Cox

86, of Madison, Tenn., died Monday morning, March 11, 2013 at the Skyline Medical Campus in Madison, Tenn. "Ike" as he was known by his family and friends was born April 10, 1926 in Weston, the son of the late Ira L. Cox Sr. and Gaynella Pittenger Cox. He was a graduate of Towanda High School and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War having served in the U.S. Navy.  Ike was employed by the U.S. Post Office in Towanda for a number of years and later served as a rural postal carrier in Sugar Run and Waverly N.Y. until his retirement. Ike enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, traveling with his wife Gloria in their motor home and spending their winter months in Florida.  He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, Asylum VFW Post No. 6072, Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda Gun Club and the Bradford County Outboard Motor Club.  He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Gloria Benjamin Cox at home; son, Kim Cox of East Stroudsburg; daughters, Karen Cameron of Virginia Beach, Va., Denise Wilburn of Hendersonville, Tenn., Kristie Taylor of Hermitage, Tenn. and Irene Phinney and husband Timothy of Sayre; nine grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Maxine and Francis Robinson of Liberty Corners; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The Towanda Elks Lodge will hold a service of remembrance at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 15, 2013 at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St. Towanda, PA 18848 in Ira's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – March 17, 2013

 

CRANMER –MARGARET CRANMER COWAN, 76, of Monroeton, died Sunday afternoon March 26, 1988 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  She was born September 23, 1911, in Laquin.  She was a daughter of Newton and Emma Albro Cranmer.  Mrs. Cowan’s main interest in life surrounded her home and family.  She was associated with the Monroeton United Methodist Church.  Her husband, Fred Cowan predeceased her on Oct. 10, 1965.  Surviving are a son, Fred Mount of Monroeton, three grandsons: Charles Mount of Monroeton, L. Lyndon Smiley of Wysox RD, and James Smiley of Monroeton; three granddaughters, Mrs. Vickie Dunn of Monroeton RD 1, Mrs. Robert (Linda) McClintick of Monroeton RD 1, Mrs. Steve (Nellie) Irvine, Towanda RD 3; twelve great-grandchildren; a brother Jack Cranmer of Monroeton RD 1; a sister, Mrs. Jessie Laninger of Canton RD 3, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Michael Stine, pastor of the Monroeton United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in Monroeton Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family requests that memorials be directed to the Bradford Unit of the American Cancer Society, 515 S. Main St., Athens, PA in Mrs. Cowan’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

CRANMER –MRS. MARY C. PACKARD, 71, widow of Ralph T. Packard of Monroeton RD 1 died Monday afternoon, Sept. 25, 1978, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, after an extended illness.  Born Feb. 22, 1907 in Laquin, she was the daughter of Newton and Emma Albro Cranmer.  Mr. and Mrs. Packard left Laquin many years ago to move to Endicott where both were employed by the Endicott Shoe Company.  After their retirement in the early 1960s, they moved to Monroeton RD 1 to make their home, RD 1 to make their home.  Mr. Packard predeceased his wife on Nov. 8, 1967.  Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Cowan of Monroeton RD 1 and Mrs. Jessie Lanniger of Ellenton, Pa.; a brother, Jack Cranmer of Monroeton RD 1; also nieces and nephews.  The funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott Funeral Home, Towanda, with the Rev. Samuel  Mohansingh officiating.  Burial will be in the Monroeton Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review

MARY H. CRANMER, 86, of Monroeton, died Wednesday afternoon, June 18, 1986, at her home.  Born Oct. 30, 1899 in Monroeton, she was the daughter of Albert W. and Charlotte Payne Cranmer.  Mary was employed by the Mark Twain Hotel in Elmira for many years, upon her retirement she returned to Monroeton to make her home.  She was a member of the Monroeton United Methodist Church.  Surviving are a sister, Lois McClaughlin; a niece Nancy Long two nephews Albert and Theodore, all of Northeast Pennsylvania; also several cousins.  The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Interment will be in Monroeton Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 7-9 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GORDON PANGBURN DAVIS, 92, long-time resident of Monroeton, Pa., died on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, North Towanda, Pa.  Born April 31, 1913, in Jersey City, N.J., he lived his younger years along the length of the Erie Railroad from New Jersey to Ohio, on which his father was a line foreman.  Graduation from high school in Susquehanna, Pa., was followed by earning a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from Penn State University in 1935. Upon graduation he first came to Towanda to work for the North Penn Power Co., where he met Helen Rice at her father’s tennis courts in Monroeton.  They were married in 1939 and Gordon took a job with the National Park Service, moving the couple to Salem, Va., where he did landscape architecture on the Blue Ridge parkway.  This endeavor was rudely interrupted by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United State Marine Corps soon thereafter.  After several schools and stateside assignments he served with the First Marine Air Wing in the South Pacific as an aerial photograph intelligence officer.  After the surrender, he served with the U.S. Occupation Forces in Peking, China. Gordon was discharged as a first lieutenant and returned to Monroeton in 1946 to take a position with Rice’s Dairy working with his father-in-law, Dick Rice.  In the mid-60s, he left the milk and ice cream business behind to use his professional training again as the Bradford County planner, a position that was eventually absorbed by the Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission.  He continued with the commission, both full and part time, until his final retirement at the age of 84.  He was also well-known for his involvement in the community.  He chaired the Athletic Committee of the Towanda School Board for a number of years and filmed Towanda High School football games for more than 20 years, for which he was recently honored by induction into the Towanda High School Black Knights Hall of Fame (film technician).  Gordon was a long-time member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, where he supported veterans programs and causes.  More recently he was heavily involved in the Masonic Lodge, Shriners and the Knights Templar, where he rose rapidly through the degrees and held leadership positions. He was justifiably very proud of the work done by the Shriners for children at the Shriners Children’s Hospital.  He was recognized for his many years of participation in several bowling leagues when he was inducted into the Towanda-Ulster Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 1986, this for outstanding contribution to the sport of bowling.  He was a member of the Elks and, for almost 60 years, a member of the Towanda Country Club, where he was well-known as a real competitor. Gordon’s love of golf was equaled only by his love and support of the Penn State Nittany Lions.  He was predeceased by his wife, Helene Rice Davis. Surviving are his son; Rick Davis and wife Lee Marie Wisel of Silver Spring, Md.; his son Gordon Davis Jr. and wife Olympia of Tampa, Fla.; his daughter, Jacqui and newlywed husband Dennis Johnson of Lufkin, Texas; his daughter Dee and husband Ed Arnold of Endwell, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Scott Davis, Karin Thompson, Anastasia Davis, and Brett and Eve Arnold; three great-grandchildren, Morgan and Wyatt Davis and Georgia Thompson; and many nieces, nephews grandnieces and grandnephews.  Two other people who were related in spirit are Dave Thomas of Towanda, who was like a brother, and Dr. Tom Horn of Towanda, who was like a son to him.  The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday, May 28, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  A memorial service honoring Gordon’s life and accomplishments will be held at noon Sunday at the funeral home. Evergreen Lodge No. 163 F&AM will hold Masonic services at noon Sunday at the funeral home. Private interment services will be held at the Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Shriners Children’s Hospital, Shriners International Headquarters, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Fla. in his memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

DECKER - Earl F. Decker Sr., 79, of 104 Pine St., Monroeton, Pa., diedWednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., following declining health.  Born June 22, 1929 in Sayre, Pa., he was the son of the late Arthur Decker Sr. and Lona M. Wells Decker.  In early years, Earl was employed by Fox Chase Farms in Towanda and Snell's Garage in Wysox. He was later employed by Masonite Inc., now Craftmaster, Inc., in Wysox, Pa., for 27 years until his retirement in 1999. Earl enjoyed woodworking, gardening, landscaping, rodeo competition, playing guitar and country western music.
Surviving are: his wife, Dorothy Benjamin Decker at home; sons, Earl F. Decker Jr. and his wife Judy Decker of Monroeton, James Decker and Beth Taylor of Towanda RR 2, Michael Decker and his wife Janelle Decker of Liberty Corners; 10 grandchildren, Chad Decker and his wife Richelle Decker of Virginia, Melissa Perry and husband Brad Perry of Wysox, Kyle Decker of Monroeton, Samantha Decker of Monroeton, Chelsey Decker of Monroeton, Timothy Decker of Monroeton, Tristan Decker of Liberty Corners, Cameron Decker of Wysox, Kacey Fox of Wysox, Kayleen Decker of Wysox; four great grandchildren, Austin Perry of Wysox, Paige Perry of Wysox, Gavin Decker of Towanda and Aiden Lamphere of Monroeton; sisters, Gladys Hendershot of Lebanon, Pa., Patricia Vanderpool and her husband Gerald Vanderpool of Standing Stone, Pa., Dorothy Hilliar and her husband Donald Hilliar of Berkshire, N.Y., Ruth Cass of Rome, Pa., Helen Brown of Rome, Pa., Frieda Smith and her husband Ronald Smith of Towanda, Pa., Shirley Blemle and her husband Paul Blemle of Luthers Mills, Pa., Marion Seymour and her husband Robert Seymour of Wysox, Pa., Peggy Kobbe and her husband James Kobbe of Monroeton, Pa.; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Decker of Wysox, Alberta Decker of Dover, Del.; his mother-in-law, Mertie Benjamin of Towanda RR 4, Pa.  He was preceded in death by: two sons, Scott E. Decker on Nov. 14, 1997, Timothy T. Decker on May 29, 1994; his father, Arthur Decker Sr. on Jan. 16, 1965; his mother Lona M. Wells Decker on Dec. 4, 2001; brothers, Arthur Decker Jr. on Sept. 14, 2005, James Milton Decker on Feb. 28, 2004, Howard "Jasper" Decker on Feb. 23, 1992 and a sister, Catherine "Katie" Decker Stephenson on Aug. 19, 2007.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Sandy Brant officiating.  Interment will be in the Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton, Pa.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.  RHW.  Published in the Daily Review on 1/30/2009.

 

DILDINE Carol May Dildine Wright

72, widow of Thelbert "Bill" Welcher Wright of Powell, Pa., died Thursday March 10, 2011 at her home following declining health. Carol was born March 31, 1938 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Theodore and M. Pauline Dildine.   She was a graduate of Athens High School class of 1956. On Jan. 10, 1959 she married Thelbert Wright at Trinity Episcopal Church in Athens. Carol was employed for many years as an instructional aide by the Towanda School District and was also employed by the Endless Mountains Transportation Authority. She was a member of the Powell United Methodist Church. Her main interest in life surrounded her home and family.  Surviving are: her daughter, Tammy J. Wright of Silver Springs, Md.; her son and daughter-in-law, Michael W. and Marsha Wright of Powell; grandchildren, Jordan Wright and Victoria Wright; her sister, Cora Orshal of Athens; several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Thelbert on July 19, 2003; brothers, David, Paul, Richard and Theodore Dildine. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Interment will be in the Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton, Pa.  The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting Carol's family with arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review – March 12, 2011

 

DODGE Mary Beth Dodge Barrett,

46, of Old Plank Road, Towanda, Pa., died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Mary Beth was born Jan. 25, 1965 in Sayre, Pa., a daughter of Paul O. Dodge Jr. and the late Nina Cranmer Dodge. She was a graduate of Towanda Area High School class of 1983 and was employed by Osram-Sylvania in Towanda for over 15 years. In 2010, Mary Beth graduated from the Northern Tier Career Center in Towanda where she received her degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She was recently employed by the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington, Pa., where she enjoyed her career in nursing and was dedicated to her profession. Mary Beth was a member of the Monroeton Rod and Gun Club and was very active in the Towanda-Wysox Kiwanis Club Toys for Tots Program. She possessed great love for her family, loved to cook and bake and with her easy-going personality always made everyone feel welcome and at home. Mary Beth enjoyed camping, traveling, sports, especially football and NASCAR and was a devout New York Giants fan. She will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.  Surviving are her husband Arthur L. Barrett, whom she married on Nov. 13, 2010; sons Brock Hoover of Towanda, Levi Barrett of Towanda, Kyle Barrett of Virginia Beach, Va.; father, Paul O. Dodge Jr. and his wife Mary of Monroeton; sister and brother-in-law Kimberly K. and James Brown of Sayre; brother and sister-in-law Robert P. and Linda Dodge of West Franklin; nieces Bethany Dodge, her fiancé Shawn Carey and their daughter Bailey  Christan Rice and husband Michael; nephew Aaron Brown; aunts and uncles Barbara and Donald Falsey, Janet and Tony Bubniak, Sheila and Donald Morley, Linda and Stub Smith and Sandra Wooster; and special family friend, Clarence "Bus" Williams Sr.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Nina Cranmer Dodge, on June 26, 2002.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. James Hollister, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be directed to the Towanda-Wysox Kiwanis Club, in care of Mrs. Eileen T. Sheets, Secretary, 290 Hillcrest Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 in Mary Beth Dodge Barrett's memory.   Towanda Daily Review - September 16, 2011

 

DONALD E. DONOVAN, 66, of 165 Cayuta St., Sarye, Pa., died Sunday evening, Jan. 24, 1999, at his home following declining health.  Born Feb. 4, 1932 in Terry Township, Pa., he was a son of the late Charles and Mildred Fenton Donovan.  Donald was a veteran of the Korean Conflict having served in the U.S. Army and was employed by the Label factor yin Sayre for many years.  He was a member of the Skiff-Bower VFW Post No. 1536, Sayre, and the Ft. Sullivan, American Legion Post No. 246, Athens.  Surviving are his children and their spouses, Randy and Jona Donovan of S. Waverly; Robert and Robin Donovan of Athens; Thomas and Sheila Donovan of Athens; Brenda Welch of Athens; Linda Donovan and Robert Fuqua of Dayton, Md.; several grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Stephen and Sherry Donovan of Monroeton; three sisters, Eleanor Chilson of Towanda; Irene Donovan of Waverly, N.Y.; Mary Jane Wells of Wilmot Township; a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and John S. McNeal of Athens; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert Charles Donovan, Edward Alfred Donovan and Raymond Lawrence Donovan.  The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton, Pa., with Skiff-Bower VFW Post No. 1536, Sayre, according full military honors.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Greater Valley EMS, 904 North Lehigh Ave., Sayre, Pa. in Mr. Donovan’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

DONOVAN Betty M. Donovan McNeal

65, of 140 N. Elmira St. Athens, Pa., died Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at her home following declining health.  Betty was born March 30, 1945 in Towanda, Pa., the daughter of the late Mildred Fenton Donovan. She attended Towanda High School with the Class of 1963. Betty worked in the cafeteria of the H. Austin Snyder Elementary School in Sayre for 30 years until her retirement in 2008. She enjoyed making baby blankets, sewing, crafts and especially baking for family and friends.  Betty is survived by: her husband, John S. McNeal at home; children, Craig Rowe of New Milford, Pa., Daniel Rowe of Penn Yan, N.Y., Julie (Carl) Wood of Lockwood, N.Y.; grandchildren, Alicia Rowe of Pittsburgh, Pa., Matthew Rowe of Athens, Pa.; sisters, Mary Jane Wells of Wyalusing, Pa., Irene Donovan of Elmira, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: brothers, Jim, Steve, Don, Raymond, Ed and Robert Donovan; and a sister, Eleanor Chilson.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.  Interment will be in the Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society , Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701-3945 in Betty's memory.  Towanda Daily Review - March 10, 2011

 

EDWARD A. DONOVAN, 62, of Powell died Tuesday morning, Feb. 2, 1983, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Aug. 24, 1930, in Terrytown he was a son of Mildred J. Fenton Donovan and the late Charles C. Donovan.  Upon graduation from Towanda High School in 1948 he entered the U.S. Army, where he served during the Korean conflict.  He was formerly employed by the James Meredith Bottling Works in Towanda and by Bud Loomis Distributors in Sayre.  For the past 21 years he was employed by Strickland Beverage Co. in Towanda.  Ed was well-known throughout the area and possessed many friends.  He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and Towanda Gun Club and was a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge, Towanda.  In earlier years Ed enjoyed playing softball and was a noted pitcher.  He was an avid baseball, football and NASCAR fan and enjoyed working in his garden and playing with his dog Coco.  Surviving are: three daughters, Debbie A. Donovan of Powell, Denise B. Wells, of Towanda, and Susan K. Gee of Troy; a son Tyler E. Donovan of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; his mother, Mildred J. Donovan of Standing Stone; four grandchildren; Damon and Dustin Wells and Shane and Shawn Clapper; four brothers, Donald E of Sayre, James A. of Towanda, Stephen L. of Monroeton and Raymond L. of New Albany; four sisters; Eleanor Chilson of Towanda, Mary Jane Wells of Wyalusing, Mary Jane Wells of Wyalusing, Irene L. Donovan of Waverly, N.Y., and Betty Rowe of Sayre; aunts and uncles; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert, in 1960.  The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral and committal service will be held Friday, Feb. 5, 1983, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Jon Bausman, pastor of the Ulster United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton.  Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Critical Care Unit or the Emergency Room of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. in Mr. Donovan’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

ROBERT J. DONOVAN, 54, of 118 Draper St., Sayre, died Tuesday evening, Oct. 25, 1994, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born Oct. 10, 1940, in Sayre, he was a son of Louis and the late Jane Ackley Donovan.  On June 20, 1963, he married the former Janice Barber in Towanda.  Mr. Donovan was formerly employed 18 ½ years with Grand Union of Waverly as a fork-lift operator.  He later was employed with Tushiba in Horseheads, N.Y., where he was a devoted employee, working as a fork-lift operator until the time of his death.  Robert was a car racing fan and enjoyed hunting and woodworking.  He was a member of the Catholic War Veterans Post No. 773, Sayre.  Surviving are his wife of 31 years, Janice Barber Donovan, at home; a daughter, Corinna Donnovan, at home; a son, Robert Lewis of Sayre; his father; Louis Donovan; a guest at DarWay Nursing home in Estella; a sister and brother-in-law; Mertie and Bob Sturdevant of Owego; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Paula Donovan of Towanda; a brother and friend, Charles and Cheryl of Wysox; several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Jane Ackley Donovan, on Oct. 14, 1992, and an infant brother.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, 1994, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, pastor emeritus of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton.  The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to Guthrie Research Institute, Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa. in Robert J. Donovan’s memory.  Please note on the “memo” line of your check, “for research.”  -Towanda Daily Review.

DORSETT - Mrs. Katherine Dorsett Lewis, 53, of Monroeton, PA, died Monday, July 21, 1958. She was a member of the Monroeton Methodist church, a teacher in Susquehanna and Bradford County and was county librarian. Survived by husband, Dunbar Lewis; son, Samuel with the USAF, Harlingen, Texas; daughter, Kay, at home; mother, Mrs. Edward B. Dorsett of Wellsboro; sister, Mrs. Helen West of Elmira; brothers, Howard and Lewis Dorsett of Mansfield and Edward Dorsett of Lime Rock, Conn. Body at Maryott Funeral Home, Towanda. Funeral was held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Monroeton Methodist church, the Rev. Eugene Callihan and the Rev. Stephen Parr officiating. Burial in Monroeton Cemetery. - Mansfield Advertiser, July 1958

DONALD ORIN DUNBAR, 95, of Burlington Township, died Wednesday evening, Oct. 24, 2001, at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington.  Born Sept. 29, 1906, in east Troy, he was a son of the late George and Alice Peters Dunbar.  Donald was engaged in farming in Troy and Columbia until 1941, when he was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad until 1947.  Later, he owned and operated a farm in Monroe Township until 1965, when he was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation until his retirement in 1971.  Donald was a resident of Woodside Road, Monroe Township, until 1965, when he moved to Luthers Mills.  He was a 25-year member of the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church, and a member of the Theodore Burr Library, Friends of the Bradford-Wyoming Libraries and the Covered Bridge Society.  He is survived by his wife, Amy Elizabeth “Libby” Cornish Dunbar; son and daughter-in-law, Albert and Rita Dunbar of Louisville, Ky.; daughter, Sandra Bundle of Dushore; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; three step-daughters, Beverly Parmenter of Milan, Dorothy Swain of Sugar Run and Joyce Walburn of Danville; numerous step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, step-great-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Cordner Dunbar, on Jan. 9, 1979; son Roland “Pete” Dunbar; four step-grandchildren, Ted, Jake, Donna, and Janice; and two sisters.  Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Interment will be in the Monroeton Cemetery.  There are no calling hours.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  –Towanda Daily review.

ELLIOTT –DOROTHY LILLIAN ELLIOTT MILLER, 93, widow of James E. Miller of Towanda RR 1, N. Towanda Township, formerly of Powell, died Monday morning, May 26, 1997, at home.  Born July 23, 1903, in Standing Stone Township, Pa., she was a daughter of the late William and Emma Richards Elliott.  Dorothy was a graduate of the Monroeton High School.  She assisted her husband, James, in the operation of their farm and canning factory in Powell for many years.  Surviving are: a daughter-in-law, Doris Slocum Elliott with whom she resided; grandchildren, Harold and Mary Lou Elliott of Monroeton RR 1, Emma and Harold Cobb of Towanda RR 1; seven great-grandchildren, eight step-great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; 17 step-great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Miller on Jan. 3, 1970, and a son, Harold W. “Bill” Elliott on Dec. 11, 1996.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 28, 1997, at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating.  Interment will be in the Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton, Pa.  There are no calling hours.  –Towanda Daily Review.

RALPH C. ELLIOTT, 68, of Monroeton, Pa., died Thursday afternoon, Jan. 20, 1994, at his home as a result of a heart attack.  Born May 13, 1925, in Towanda, he was a son of the late George R. and Adeline Benjamin Elliott.  Mr. Elliott was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1943.  He later entered the U.S. Army, serving in the 82nd Airborne Paratrooper Division during WW II.  Ralph married the former Velma Grenell on May 28, 1949.  He was employed by the Penelec in Towanda for 40 years, until his retirement in 1986.  Ralph was an avid gardener and loved woodworking.  He was a member of the Towanda First United Methodist Church, the Evergreen Lodge No. 163, Monroeton, the Scottish Rite Bodies Valleys of Towanda and Williamsport 32nd Degree.  Monroeton Fire Co. and in earlier years, was a member of the Monroeton Band, and a former member of the Monroeton Borough Council.  Surviving are: his wife, Velma Elliott, at home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Alex Strachan of Kenosha, Wis., Nancy and Fred Stauffer of Kenneth Square, Pa., and Julie and William Sexton of Towanda; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Deborah Elliott of Towanda, RR 2; five grandchildren; Ryan and Matthew Stauffer, Ethan Sexton, and Chelsea and Lindsey Strachan; a brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence and Eileen Elliott of Liberty Corners; a sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Rodney Williams of Liberty Corners; an aunt, Dorothy Miller of Powell; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mr. Elliott was preceded in death by a brother, G. Carlton Elliott.  The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Evergreen Lodge No.163 will hold Masonic services at 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the funeral home.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 1994, at the funeral home with the Rev. George Nesbitt, his pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in the Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton, at a later date.  The Towanda American Legion No. 42 will accord military honors Monday at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 428, Sayre, Pa. in Mr. Ralph C. Elliott’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FISH LEITHA MAE
Daily Review on 10/15/2007
Leitha Mae Fish Brenner, 84, of Burlington Drive, Monroeton, Pa., died Saturday evening, Oct. 13, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Born Sept. 7, 1923, in Kingston, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William Fish and Ethel Pickett Fish.  Leitha was a graduate of Kingston High School. On June 9, 1944, she married William Fredrick Brenner. While her husband was serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, Leitha was employed in a war plant in New Jersey. Leitha and Bill spent most of their married life in Lakewood, N.J., before moving back home to Pennsylvania to reside in Monroeton. She was preceded in death by her husband on Nov. 16, 2002. Leitha was a member of the Monroeton United Methodist Church, and was a member of the church choir and the United Methodist Women's group. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, William E. and Kathleen Brenner of Burlington, Pa.; daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and David Suminski of Plano, Texas; five grandchildren, Tammy Suminski of Texas, Julie Suminski Morton and her husband, Ron Morton of Texas, Natalie Suminski Bulluck and her husband, Jeff Bulluck of Texas, and William C. Brenner and Whillean Brenner, both of Burlington; three great-grandchildren, Brandon Bulluck, Trevor Morton and Kaylie Mae Morton, all of Texas; her sister, Luree Wright of Florida; and a niece, Ethel Jane Quinsada and her husband, Glen Quinsada, of Florida.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Daniel Jordan, pastor of the Monroeton United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton.  The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Submitted by Carol Brotzman

FOWLER   Howard E. Fowler, 65, of Towanda RD 4, a lifelong resident on Monroe Township, died Saturday night.  Born October 8, 1895, the son of the late Charles and Jennie KELLOGG Fowler, he operated a farm in Monroe Township all his life.  He is survived by his widow Nellie (Benjamin); a son, Grover at home; a daughter, Virginia at home, brothers, Ray and Lloyd of Elmira, Leslie and Leonard of Towanda RD 4, and Wayne of New Albany; a sister, Mrs. Robert Alloway of Ulster; several nieces and nephews.  Private funeral services will be held at the Maryott Funeral Home Tuesday at 2 o'clock with Rev. Burton Williams officiating.  Burial will be in Monroeton Cemetery.  Pall Bears were;Walter Rieck, Thomas Rider, Boyce Northrup, Francis Robinson, Fred Fruchey, and Burton Benjamin.  April 10, 1961, Towanda Daily Review.  Submitted by Reva Wagner, niece.

FRANKLIN Charles "Butch" Franklin
62, of Monroeton RR 1, Franklin Twp., Pa., died Wednesday evening, May 12, 2010, at his home following declining health.  "Butch" as he was known by his family and many friends was born Feb. 18, 1948, in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Relemo C. Franklin and Alice M. Parks Franklin. He was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1967 and was subsequently employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda for six months before entering the U.S. Army, where he served during the Vietnam War. While serving in the Army, Butch was honored by being selected as Outstanding Soldier of the Month. Upon returning home from completing his military service, Butch returned to E.I. DuPont where he was employed for a total of 37 ½ years until his retirement in July of 2004.  He was a life member of American Legion Post No. 996, Dushore, Pa., and of Beirne-Webster V.F.W. Post No. 1568, Towanda, Pa. Butch was a member of the Monroeton Rod & Gun Club and enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and caring for his property and apple trees. He is survived by: his wife, Colette Long Franklin, at home; son, Brad C. Franklin and his wife Brandi of Monroeton; sister and brother-in-law Patricia and John O'Connor of Forestdale, Mass.; nephews, Todd O'Connor of San Jose, Calif., and Chad O'Connor of Lincoln, Maine; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Relemo C. Franklin, on April 18, 1977; his mother, Alice M. Parks Franklin on March 30, 2002; and by a nephew, Jason O'Connor.  The funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday evening, May 16, 2010, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Thomas Blackall officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home. The interment service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday morning, May 17, 2010, at the Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848, in Charles "Butch" Franklin's memory. – Towanda Daily Review, May 14, 2010

FREY –MRS. IDA FREY DUNFEE of 120 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Friday night, Nov. 16, 1951 at home.  Mrs. Dunfee, a resident of Sayre 40 years was a native  of Dushore, Pa.  She was a member of the Sayre Monday Club, the American Legion Auxiliary and Church of the Epiphany and its Altar and Rosary Society.  Survived by son, Dr. John F. Dunfee of Clark Summit, Pa.; daughter, Mrs. Lewis Devan of Sayre; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one niece and two nephews.  The funeral was held this morning with Requiem Mass at 9:30 in the Church of the Epiphany.  Monroeton (Pa.) Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/19/1951

FRISBIE –BERTHA FRISBIE BELLOWS, 85, of Rummerfield, Wyalusing RD 3, died Thursday afternoon, Oct. 15,, 1987, at the skilled nursing unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Oct. 6, 1902, in Stevensville, Pa., she was a daughter of George and Minda Decker Frisbie.  Mrs. Bellows was formerly employed by the Rynveld Wreath Company in New Albany.  Surviving are two granddaughters and their husbands, Sandra and John Adams of Sayre, Rosanna and Howard Decker of Columbia Cross Roads; a grandson and his wife, Francis and Gretchen McClure Jr., Columbia Cross Roads; eight great-grandchildren; a dear friend, Harry “Lou” Gravely, Rummerfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Conley Bellows, in 1979 and by her only son, Francis McClure Sr., in 1961.  The funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with interment to be in Monroeton Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GRENELL –VELMA GRENELL ELLIOTT, 70, widow of Ralph C. Elliott of Monroeton died Friday evening, Feb. 27, 1998, at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Dec. 5, 1927 in Towanda Township she was a daughter of the late B. Alfred and Leila Brown Grenell.  Velma was a graduate of Towanda High School and in earlier years was employed by the Towanda Wholesale Co.  On May 28, 1949, she married Ralph C. Elliott, who preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 1994.  She was later employed by Maynard Accounting Service in Towanda for a number of years.  Mrs. Elliott was a member of the Towanda First United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Monroeton United Methodist Church, where she served as treasurer and played the church organ for many years.  Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Alex Strachan of Kenosha, Wis., Nancy and Fred Stauffer of Kennett Square, Pa., and Julie and William Sexton of Towanda; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Deborah Elliott of Towanda RR 2; grandchildren, Ryan and Matthew Stauffer, Cole and Ethan Sexton and Chelsea and Lindsey Strachan.  She was predeceased by her father, B. Alfred Grenell on Aug. 20, 1983, and her mother, Leila Brown Grenell on Dec. 7, 1994.  The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 3, 1998, at the Towanda First United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, Kirby Health Center Annex, 63 North Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. in Mrs. Elliott’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

HAINES –DORIS H. HOUSEKNECHT, R. N., 87, wife of Roland M. Houseknecht of Main St., Monroeton, Pa., died Sunday morning April 3, 2005 at the Highlands Care Center in LaPorte, Pa.  Born May 19, 1917 in Monroeton, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John Findlay Haines, Sr., M.D. and Mary Winifred Wilcox Haines.  Doris was a graduate of the Monroeton and Towanda High Schools and was a graduate of the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1939.  On Jan. 29, 1943 she married Roland M. Houseknecht in Coral Gables, Fla.  Doris began her career in nursing at the former Mills Hospital on Main Street in Towanda and continued her profession with Memorial Hospital in North Towanda until her retirement in 1979.  Doris also served as a private duty nurse in the area for several years.  She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Roland M. Houseknecht, at home; her son, Roland P. Houseknecht of Davenport, Fla.; two granddaughters, Christian Davis and husband Jeffrey of Seven Valleys, Pa.; and Jessica Dunham of Baltimore, Md.; a great-granddaughter, Amy Davis; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by two sisters; M. Kathryn Haines, R.N. on Feb. 1, 1996, Evelyn M. Haines, M.D. on April 28, 1999; and a brother, John F. Haines Jr. on May 10, 1981; a sister-in-law, Phyllis E. Haines on Feb. 5, 2002.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, April 7, 2005 at 10 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home; 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.; with the Rev. Ronald Hughes, pastor of S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Towanda, Pa. officiating.  Interment will be in the Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton, Pa.  There are no calling hours.  The family will provide their own flowers and suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 63 North Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa in Doris’ memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

HAINES –DORIS HAINES HOUSEKNECHT, R.N., 87, wife of Roland M. Houseknecht of Main St., Monroeton, Pa., died Sunday morning April 3, 2005 at the Highlands Care Center in LaPorte, Pa.  Born May 19, 1917 in Monroeton, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John Findlay Haines, Sr. M.D. and Mary Winifred Wilcox Haines.  Doris was a graduate of the Monroeton and Towanda High Schools and was a graduate of the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1939. On Jan. 29, 1943 she married Roland M. Houseknecht in Coral Gables, Fla.  Doris began her career in nursing at the former Mills Hospital on Main Street in Towanda and continued her profession with Memorial Hospital in North Towanda until her retirement in 1979.  Doris also served as a private duty nurse in the area for several years.  She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Roland M. Houseknecht, at home; her son, Roland P. Houseknecht of Davenport, Fla.; two granddaughters; Christina Davis and husband Jeffrey of Seven Valleys, Pa.; and Jessica Dushan of Baltimore, Md.; a great-granddaughter; Amy Davis; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her two sisters; M. Kathryn Haines, R.N., on Feb. 1, 1996, Evelyn M. Haines, M.D. on April 28, 1999; and a brother, John F. Haines Jr. on May 10, 1981; a sister-in-law, Phyllis E. Haines, on Feb. 5, 2002.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, April 7, 2005 at 10 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.; with the Rev. Ronald Hughes, pastor of S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Towanda, Pa., officiating.  Interment will be in the Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton, Pa.  There are no calling hours.  The family will provide their own flowers and suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 63 North Franklin St. Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18701 in Doris’s memory. Contributed by Carol Brotzman. –Towanda Daily Review April 6, 2005.

Evelyn M. HAINES, MD, age 90, formerly of New York City and Monroeton, PA, died Wednesday, April 28, 1999 at the Highlands, Laporte, PA.  Born January 17, 1999 in Monroeton, she was a daughter of the late John Findlay Haines, MD and Winifred Wilcox Haines.  She met her husband, Frank P. Guidotti, MD while they were serving as interns, he from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and she the only woman in her graduating class from Temple Medical College.  Pioneering industrial medicine in New York City, they provided free medical care for all hotel employees, their families and New York Hotel Trades Council.  A world traveler, dr. Haines divided her dwelling between Miami Beach, FL and New York City.  Surviving are her daughter, Barbara Guidotti of New York City; her son, Don Haines Guidotti of Fairfax, VA; her sister Doris Houseknecht of Monroeton; a niece and caregiver, Karen Blackwell of Troy, PA; a nephew and caregiver John F. Haines, DDS, of Monroeton.  Private graveside services were held April 20 at the Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton with the Rev. Thomas Major, assistant pastor, Church of the Epiphany in Sayre, officiating.  Arrangements were under the direction of Maryott-Bowett Funeral Home in Towanda. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA

M. KATHRYN HAINES, R.N., 85 formerly of New York City and Monroeton died Thursday evening, Feb. 1, 1996 at the Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella, Pa.  Born Sept. 10, 1910 in Monroeton she was a daughter of the late Dr. John F. and Mary Winifred Wilcox Haines, Sr.  Kathryn was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1929 and of St. Joseph’s School of Nursing, Elmira, N.Y in1934.  She was employed as a registered nurse in New York City for most of her life retiring in 1972.  Surviving are: a sister, Dr. Evelyn Marie Haines Guidotti of New York City; a sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Roland Houseknecht of Monroeton; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Haines of Monroeton and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by a brother, John F. Haines Jr. of Monroeton on May 10, 1981.  The funeral and committal service will be held Saturday, Feb. 3, 1996 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Interment will be in Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton.  There are no calling hours.  –Towanda Daily Review

HART Margaret
1976, Dec 3 Obituaries The Evening Times - Sayre, Athens and Waverly
The funeral for Mrs Margaret H Mingos,74,of Monroeton will be held Saturday at 2 pm at the Maryott  Funeral Home,Towanda. Mrs.Mingos died Dec 1, 1976 of smoke inhalation when her apartment caught fire.  The widow of Henry Mingos, she was b March 23 1902 in Pleasant Mount, Wayne Co Pa, the daughter of the late John and Loveda Hart of Wilkes - Barre.  Mrs. Mingos graduated from Bloomsburg State Teachers College and taught special education in the Towanda School System.She was an avid bridge player and bowler. She became a USCB junior master at duplicate bridge in Daytona Beach,Fl.  Mrs. Mingos was a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Towanda, the Towanda Chapter No 76 Order of Eastern Star , Past National Grand of the Monroeton Rebekah Lodge No 362, Past President of the Towanda Gun Club auxillary and  Past President of the Towanda Area Education Association.    Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law Mr and Mrs John F Mingos of Potomac Md; two sisters, Mrs Leanore Beers of Kingston and Mrs Wilson (Ruth) Maury of Dallas,Pa; one brother Jay Hart of York,Pa and nieces and nephews. Burial will be in the Monroeton Cemetery.

HATCH Hester Wrisley-largely attended funeral services for Hester Wrisley Hatch were held at the Monroeton Presbyterian Church Monday afternoon at 2 pm. Rev. Percy Clark of Ulster officiated with burial in Bradford County Memorial Park. Pallbearers all were brothers of the deceased-Charles Wrisley, Mahlon Wrisley, Frank Wrisley, Theodore Wrisley, Perly Wrisley and Alfred Wrisley.

STANLEY D. ‘BILL’ HETTICK, 76, of 604 First St., Athens, Pa., died Monday afternoon, Aug. 24, 1998, at his home following an extended illness.  Born Feb. 7, 1922, in Towanda Twp., he was a son of the late Stanley W. and Nina Rosbach Hettich.  Stanley was raised by his grandparents, the late Larry and Emilie Rosbach, at their home on Canton Ave., in Monroeton, and was a graduate of Monroeton High School, class of 1938.  He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army 205th Signal Repair Company from Jan. 4, 1943 to Feb. 2, 1946.  On Sept. 14, 1945, he married the former Emily Mae Bunyan at the Monroeton Presbyterian Church.  Upon returning home from the military, Stanley was employed by the Turner Handle Factory in Monroeton.  He was later employed as a machinist by the Ingersoll Rand Company in Athens for 32 years until his retirement in 1980.  Stanley was well known for his gifted talents and skill as a cabinetmaker and wood carver.  He enjoyed creating special greeting cards for various occasions for his family and friends and attending gun and antique shows.  He was well-loved by his family and will fondly be remembered by his many friends as “The Hound Dog.”  Surviving are: his wife of 52 years, Emily Mae Hettich, at home; his daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Vincent Cereste Sr. of Allentown, N.J.; his son, William Hettich, of Athens; three grandchildren, Vincent Cereste Jr. and John Cereste, both of Allentown, N.J., Danielle Bennett of Athens; two –half-brothers, Richard Hettich of Wysox, Larry VanKuren of Goldsboro, N.C.; two half-sisters, Joanne Nolan of Kirkwood, N.Y., Dianne Smith of Susquehanna, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the Towanda First United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton, Pa.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Thursday afternoon at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.

HEVERLY DONNA RAE STOCK
Age 32, of 26 E. South Ave., Canton, and PA Sunday, November 11, 1973 as a result of an automobile accident in Franklin Township, PA. Friends may call Monday 7 to 9 p.m. at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton, PA Funeral services will be held Tuesday 2 p.m. at the funeral home 12 E. Main St. Canton, PA Burial in Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton, and Pa Officiating Rev. Thomas Logston. Survived by her husband, Glen Stock of Canton, PA; two daughters Glenda and Sandra both at home and two sons, Jeff and Gerald both at home; father, Victor Heverly of New Albany, Pa; mother, Mrs Geraldine Rosbach of Canton, PA; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Jennie Bleilor of New Albany, Pa.

 

HOUSEKNECHT Roland M. Houseknecht

95, well known Monroeton resident and former businessman, died Thursday, May 24, 2012 at the Highlands Care Center in LaPorte. Roland was born in Powell, on June 18, 1916, the son of the late Brady and Clara Coates Houseknecht. He was a graduate of Towanda High School and later proudly served during World War II as a navigator on B-17s and B-25s in the U.S. Army Air Force Pacific, European, and North African/Middle Eastern Theatres, having attained the rank of captain. On Jan. 29, 1943 he married the former Doris Haines of Monroeton in Coral Gables, Fla. Following completion of his military service, Roland became employed by American LaFrance in Elmira, N.Y. In 1948, Roland and Doris moved from Elmira to Monroeton, when Roland and his brother-in-law, John Haines, purchased Bird's Hardware Store in Monroeton. The business was sold in the mid-1980s, and following their retirement, Roland and Doris traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada in their RV. Roland was an avid fly fisherman and was joined by his son Paul on many fishing trips. Roland enjoyed woodworking and especially photography. A number of his photographs were published in the New York Botanical Gardens' "Wild Flowers of the United States." He is survived by his son, Paul Houseknecht of Vero Beach, Fla.; granddaughters, Christina Davis and husband Jeffrey of Seven Valleys and Jessica Healy and husband Dan of Baltimore, Md.; great granddaughter Amy Davis; his brother, Donald Houseknecht of Southport, N.Y.; sister-in-law Louise Houseknecht of Athens; nephews John Haines, DDS and wife Lorraine of Monroeton and Lynn Haines and wife of Venice, Fla.; and niece Karen Blackwell and husband of Troy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Doris, on April 3, 2005; brothers Harold, Harry, Gerald, and sister Eleanor.  The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Rev. Sandy Brant, pastor of the Monroeton United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Monroeton Cemetery, Monroeton. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Monroe Hose Company, P.O. Box 48, Monroeton, PA 18832 in Roland M. Houseknecht's memory. Towanda Daily Review – May 27, 2012

 

HUSTON - Grace Huston Wolfe, 82
Word has been received in the area of the death of Grace Huston Wolfe of Destin, Fla., formerly of the Towanda area. Mrs. Wolfe was the daughter of the late Samuel and Lizzie Huston.  They lived on the Towanda-Monroeton Road, one mile from Monroeton. She married Maurice D. Wolfe while teaching in Bethlehem and they moved onto the family farm in 1930. In 1940, they moved to Louisville, KY where Wolfe was employed until his retirement. In 1970, they moved to Florida. Cremation took place in Florida and Mrs. Wolfe's ashes will be brought to Bradford County where they will be interned in the family plot in the Monroeton Cemetery. Daily Review  April 2, 1983


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