Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington
Township, Bradford County, PA
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MAUL Elfriede DiMarcontonio
82, of Luthers Mills died peacefully at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. on Feb. 14, 2013. She was born May 21, 1930 in Marberzell, Germany, a daughter of Richard and Anna Von Eiff Maul. She met the love of her life Sergeant Domenick DiMarcontonio when he was stationed in Germany during World War II in the U.S. Army. They married in Marbach, Germany on June 27, 1949. After a ship ride to the United States (her honeymoon during which she was continuously seasick), they came to live with Domenick's parents, Frank and Anita DiMarcontonio for a year in the Philadelphia area. She brought her parents and sister to America. Later the couple moved and made their permanent home in Towanda, Pa. They celebrated 50 years of marriage until Domenick died on May 15, 2000. They had never returned to Germany and had a trip planned. Domenick died shortly before the visit was scheduled. The message here is don't wait too long! "Freda" was a homemaker and had a fierce love of her family. There was nothing too difficult to accomplish when it came to her husband or children's welfare. She toiled endlessly and selflessly sewing, knitting, crocheting, canning, cooking, refinishing furniture, hammering, and performing other assorted interests directed to caring for her family. Freda and Domenick enjoyed camping in their motor home with the company of their grandchildren Derek and Becky. These two grandchildren were the lights of their lives. They belonged to the VFW, American Legion and various other service related organizations where they could dance. Floors would clear just to watch their accomplished dancing skills. Freda is survived by daughter Anita and son-in-law David Bennett, daughter Lisa and son-in-law Daniel Bailey; grandson Derek Bailey; granddaughter Becky and grandson-in-law JT McKernan; great-grandson Jayden McKernan; sister Ilse Loller; brother-in-law Americo DiMarcontonio; sister-in-law Florence MacClaskey; sister-in-law Lorraine Giampa; many nieces and nephews; and her beloved cat Mr. Boots, who is in the good care of Derek. Freda is pre-deceased by her husband Domenick DiMarcontonio; sister Hilda Schmitt; and brother Hans Maul. Freda was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and belonged to the Willing Workers. Funeral arrangements are private under the direction of Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. and Pastor Jira Albers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to Trinity Lutheran Church in Towanda Pa., or to the Towanda Memorial Hospital Foundation. Towanda Daily Review – February 16, 2013
MAYO - Susie Amanda Kirkendall Whittig, 85, formerly of 30 Dodge Ave., Waverly, N.Y., died Thursday morning, Oct. 9, 2008, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township, Pa. Susie was born April 22, 1923 in Towanda, Pa., the daughter of the late Charles and Lulu Strope Mayo. She was employed by Herman Rynveld Sons in New Albany, Pa., for many years and was later employed by the wire drawing department of GTE Sylvania in Towanda until her retirement. She was a member of the Canton Mennonite Church and Sylvania Women's Club and was a former member of the Iona Grange. In her youth, Susie enjoyed playing softball. She is survived by: her husband, George Whittig, at home; her children: Phyllis Barnes and her husband, Harry Barnes, of Monroeton, Pa., and Dean Kirkendall and his wife, Helen, Kirkendall of Picture Rocks, Pa.; 11 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; stepsons Russell Whittig of Waverly, N.Y., George Whittig of Horseheads, N.Y., Richard Whittig of Nichols, N.Y., Ira Whittig of Jenningsville, Pa., and Donald, Charles and Albert Whittig, all of California; stepdaughters, Fran Beckstead of California and Joanne Hardwick of Washington; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; her brother, Earl Mayo, and his wife, Jacqueline Mayo, of Sayre, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her canine companion, Buddy. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph Kirkendall, on March 13, 1977; brothers William and Herbert Mayo; and her sister, Cora Osmun. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the funeral home with Pastor Douglas Graybill of the Canton Mennonite Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington Township. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, Pa. 18850, in Susie's memory. RHW. Towanda Daily Review.
McMAHON - ELIZABETH HERROLD
Elizabeth McMahan Herrold, 78, died at her home in Mountain Lake, Burlington, PA, on February 1, 1994. Betty Herrold was the daughter of Arthur and Lisle Leonard McMahan of Troy. She graduated from Bucknell University with a degree in mathematics in 1937. She met her husband, Kenneth F. Herrold, there and married him in 1941. She also received her Master of Divinity from Yale University's Sterling Divinity School in 1941. They lived and worked in New York City, then moved to Ridgewood, NJ in 1959 where they resided until 1992. Mrs. Herrold was a teacher and administrator in the pre-school program of the YM-YWCA there for more than 15 years, retiring in 1981. She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Carolann Sharp of Alexandria, VA; sons, Dr. Edmund M. Herrold of New York City, William G. Herrold of Alexandria, VA and John F. Herrold of New York City; son-in-law and daughters-in-law, Norman F. Sharp, Ms. Ellen Yamaguchi and Mrs. Loretta S. Herrold; six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Janet Reider of Laporte, IN. Memorial services were held February 4 at the First Presbyterian Church of Troy with Rev. Debbie Blair and Dr. William Randolph Sengel of Alexandria, VA officiating and burial to be in Mountain Lake Cemetery, Mountain Lake, PA. Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be made to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 4, Box 60A, Towanda, PA 18848. (TGR, Thursday, February 10, 1994)
McMAHAN –MRS. ELIZABETH MCMAHAN HERROLD, teacher and administrator in the Ridgewood, N.J. pre-school program of the YM-YWCA for more than 15 years, died at her home in Mountain Lake, Burlington on Feb. 1, 1994. She was 78 years old. The cause of death was cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, her family reported. Betty Herrold was the daughter of Arthur and Lisle Leonard McMahan of Troy. She graduated in 1937 from Bucknell University with a BA degree in mathematics. At Bucknell she was elected to “Who’s Who” and served as president of the Womens Student Government. She attended Yale University’s Sterling Divinity School, from which she received a Master of Divinity degree in 1941. She and Dr. Kenneth F. Herrold of Lewisburg met at Bucknell in 1934 and were married on June 21, 1941. In 1942 the moved to New York City where Betty became assistant secretary of the War Emergency Council, Joint Boards, YM and YWCA. She later served as Student Christian Association adviser in three New York colleges; Brooklyn, Queens and at Hofstra. She also served as executive secretary to the American Mission to Lepers after World War II. In 1959 Mrs. Herrold moved with her family to Ridgewood, N.J., where she and her husband lived until 1992. In 1965 she began teaching at the YM-YWCA Pre-School and eventually became the school’s director, retiring in 1981. She was a member of the West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood, where she was active in the Women’s Guild. She was active in P.E.O. and a member of the Women’s Club of Ridgewood. Mrs. Herrold is survived by her husband and by her daughter, Mrs. Carolann Sharp of Alexandria, VA. And sons, Dr. Edmund M. Herrold of New York City, William G. Herrold of Alexandria, Va., and John F. Herrold of New York City. She is also survived by a son and daughters-in-law, Norman f. Sharp, Ms. Ellen Yamaguchi and Mrs. Loretta S. Herrold and also by her sister, Mrs. Janet Reider of PaPorte, Ind. Betty was especially fond, and proud of her grandchildren; Michael and Christopher Sharp and Cassidy and Dylan Herrold of Alexandria, Va., and Kristin and Emily Herrold of New York City. A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, Troy, Friday, Feb. 4, at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Debbie Blair, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, troy and Dr. William Randolph Sengel of Alexandria, Va., officiating. Burial will be in Mountain Lake Cemetery, Mountain Lake, Pa. The family requests that memorials be in the form of contributions to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 3, Box 60A, Towanda, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
McNEAL Bruce H. McNeal
On the morning of Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, Bruce H. McNeal of Troy died quietly at his residence with his beloved family at his side. He was 70 years of age. Born in Elmira, N.Y. on Nov. 11, 1942, he was the son of Kenneth and Phyllis (Voorhis) McNeal. Bruce was raised in Granville Summit and educated in the Troy school system. Bruce served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. In civilian life he was a machine operator for the Swayze Folding Box Co. in Canton, and its successor, Paper Magic. Bruce was married to the former Imogene Selleck and they had one son. Bruce was an avid reader and gardener, but he is best remembered as being a people person. He enjoyed engaging in conversation with everyone whether he knew them or not. He was devoted to his family and cherished the time spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bruce was also a man with a deep, abiding faith in the Lord and enjoyed the fellowship of the First Christian Church of Alba. During his illness he drew upon his faith as a source of strength and comfort. Bruce is survived by his wife, Imogene, at home; son Albert L. McNeal (Mary Cranmer) of Granville Summit; brothers Kenneth McNeal, Jr., of Covington and Gary (Joan) McNeal of Columbia Cross Roads; sister Carol Anderson of Troy, grandchildren Eric, Jason, Kara, Monica, Sierra and Ashley; and great-grandchildren Cameron, Cheyenne,, Denisha, Tommy and Wyatt. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sister-in-law Anna McNeal. Calling hours will be noon until 2 p. m. Monday, March 4 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton with funeral services following at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the Mountain Lake Cemetery. Towanda Daily Review – March 1, 2013
McNEAL - Hiriam McNeal, 80, of the Bradford County Manor, Troy, PA, diedearly Tuesday morning Jan. 30, 1996. Born Oct. 5, 1915, in Burlington Township, he was a sdone of the late Leroy and Nellie STROPE McNeal. In early years Hiriam was employed by the Madigan Farm in burligton, PA. Surviving are a sister, flossie Brink of Townada RR1. He was predeceased by his father, Leroy McNeal on Jan 1, 1960; his mother Nellie STROPE McNeal on June 24, 1983; his brothers LeRoy McNeal on May 20, 1986, Nathaniel McNeal on Dec. 15, 1980; Leonard McNeal on Jan 16, 1981; a sister Bertha McNeal. The funeral and committal service will be held Thursday, Feb. 1, 1996. at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Townada, with Rev. Kermit Shrawder, pastor of the Burlington United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burligton Twonship, PA. There are no calling hours. RHW 31 Jan. 1996.
McNEAL –OCTAVIA MCNEAL ANDRUS, 92, a highly-regarded resident of Towanda RD 3 (Mountain Lake) and widow of Leonard R. Andrus, died late Sunday evening, Sept. 11, 1988 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born Jan. 16, 1896 in Ellenton, Lycoming County, Pa., she was a daughter of Lenson and May Carpenter McNeal. Mrs. Andrus was a 52-year member of Iona Grange No. 272 and the Burlington United Methodist Church. On Oct. 27, 1915, she married Leonard R. Andrus who predeceased her on May 18, 1951. She has made her home with a daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Donald Walborn, for 37 years. Her main interest in life was in her devotion to her home and family and she enjoyed her many flowers. She will fondly be remembered by her grandchildren for her baking of homemade cookies. She was very well-known and possessed a host of friends throughout the area. Surviving are two sons, Harold L. Andrus of Towanda RD 3 and Roy D. Andrus of Columbia Cross Roads; two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Helen) Walborn and Mrs. Kenneth (Dorothy Harris, both of Towanda RD 3; 15 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sons, Harry and Hugh Andrus, both in 1984. And by a daughter-in-law, D. Ruth Andrus in 1985. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Steven M. Livermore, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Mountain Lake Cemetery. The family will receive friends this afternoon from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials may be directed to the Burlington United Methodist Church, in care of Robert Weldy, Burlington, PA in Mrs. Andrus’ memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
WALLACE SHERMAN ‘WALLY’ McNEAL, 82, of 215 N. Main St., Towanda, died early Monday morning, June 18, 2001, at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington. Born Nov. 28, 1918, in Pike Township, he was the son of the late Sherman and Teresa Derby McNeal. Wally attended the Towanda Schools, and in early years was employed by John J. Moore’s Flower Shop and Search’s Drug Store in Towanda. On March 15, 1941, he married the former Fran Stoltz, at the first Presbyterian Church in Towanda. Wally was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 31 years, retiring in 1981. Wally served as former secretary of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 2191, Towanda, and in prior years was active in Towanda Little League, where he coached for several years. Wally enjoyed his family, bowling, gardening, woodworking and furniture refinishing. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Fran McNeal, at home, children, Janet (Al) Burnett of Taylor, S.C., Cynthia (Gerald) Young of Towanda, Wally McNeal of Franklindale; grandchildren, Elmer Dean Clark of Greenville, S.C., Becky Black of Easley, S.C., Keith Clark of Greenville, S.C., Jason Clark of Atlanta, Lisa L. Young of Towanda, Heidi Jo Young of Burlington, N.C., Stephen Young of Spencer, Mass.; 16 great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Pauline and Frank Welch of Luthers Mills; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lena. The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Michael Hughes, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington Township. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA, the Towanda Little League, c/o Rose Powers, RR 2 Box 138, Towanda, PA or the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, PA in Mr. McNeal’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
MITCHELL –LINDA M. JOSLYN, 73, of Burlington Township, Pa., passed away Friday morning, May 2, 2014 at her home following declining health. Linda was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on October 13, 1940, a daughter of Joseph and Alice Konig Mitchell. She was a graduate of Uniondale High School, Uniondale, L.I., N.Y. She attended nursing school graduating from Elmira College, Elmira, N.Y. Linda was formerly employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Township, Pa., Ashton Health Care in Athens, Pa., and by Elderwood Health Care in Waverly, N.Y. She also served as a bus driver for the Troy Area School District for a number of years. Linda enjoyed flower gardening, reading and researching genealogy. Surviving are her husband, Gary L. Joslyn Sr.; children Kenny Dalton of Burlington Township, Eileen Snyder and husband Scott of Springville, Pa., Michael Dalton and wife Dale of Monrovia, Md., Mary Dalton of Mountain Lake, Pa., Gary Joslyn Jr. of Burlington Township, Joseph Joslyn of Athens; grandchildren Kelly, Amanda, Gavin, Robert and Ashley; a great-granddaughter; sisters Michele, Cynthia, Mary and Rosie; a brother, Michael, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alice Boyce, Joe Mitchell and Joe Boyce. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington Township, Pa. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting Linda's Family with arrangements. There are no calling hours. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA in Linda's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 5/5/2014
MORLEY - Mrs. Ellen E. Ross, age 84, of Burlington, died Thursday, April 6, 1978 at her home. She was born May 9, 1893 in Luthers Mills, the daughter of Joseph and Frances Morley. Mrs. Ross attended school in Luthers Mills and after graduating received her college degree in elementary teaching from Mansfield State College. Upon graduation, she and her mother moved to Grove City where she taught for several years before her marriage to Leigh Ross. She then taught school in Luthers Mills for a number of years. Her husband preceded her in death in January of 1944. She was a lifelong member of the Burlington United Methodist Church and was a 55-year member of the Lady Lynn Rebekah Lodge No. 259 in Burlington. She was also a former member of the Troy Eastern Star. She is survived by a son, Richard Ross of Burlington; daughters, Mrs. Burton (Bertha Ann) Kingsley of Burlington and Mrs. Homer ( Marjorie) Lyon of Troy RD 1; brother, Murray Morley of Grove City; 12 grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; several nieces and nephews. Also surviving is a niece, Mrs. Russell (Frances) Ward of Erie who lived with Mrs. Ross during most of her childhood. The funeral and committal services were held Monday at 11:00 a.m. from the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. William Barnes officiating. Burial was at Mountain Lake Cemetery.
MORRISON Melissa Morrison Selleck
widow of the late Lyman Selleck, died Jan. 28, at 4:30 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emery Varney, at West Franklin. She was 77 years old. She is survived by the following children: Florence Varney and E. John Selleck of Franklin, Daniel Selleck of Ithaca, Rebecca Peters of Mounty Pisgah, and Paul Selleck of LeRoy; thirteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The funeral will be Friday at 12 o'clock at the home and 1 o'clock at the Christian church. Burial will be at Mountain Lake cemetery. Towanda Daily Review, Feb. 1930.
MURPHY –ELIZABETH M. CRAIG, 68, wife of James C. Craig, Towanda RD 3, Burlington Township died Tuesday evening Oct. 3, 1989 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born Sept. 28, 1921 in Bronx, N.Y., she was the daughter of Francis and Jane Wynn Murphy. Elizabeth was a graduate of Walton High School, Bronx, N.Y., class of 1939 and was employed by the Equitable Life Insurance Company in New York City for seven years. On Feb. 22, 1946 she married James Charles Craig. She was later employed by the assessor’s office at the Bradford County Courthouse for five years. Mrs. Craig was a member of the SS. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda. Her main interests in life were in her home and family. Surviving are her husband, James C. Craig at home; two daughters: Mrs. Thomas (Elizabeth) Hughes of New York City and Lorraine Craig of Memphis, Tenn.; seven sons, James W. Craig of Apalachin, N.Y.; Thomas F. Craig of New York City, Bruce Craig of North Orwell, Timothy Craig of Towanda RD 3, Kenneth Craig of Towanda RD 3, Kenneth Craig of Sayre, Brian Craig of Towanda, John R. Craig of Washington, D.C.; several grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Virginia Dwyer and Mrs. Daniel (Frances) Sullivan, both of Green Acres, Fla.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends this afternoon from 2-4 and this evening from 7-9 o’clock at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. A recitation of the rosary will be held at 3 p.m. today at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the SS. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda. Interment will be in the Mountain Lake Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review
Fairview News) The funeral of Miss Allene Nichols daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Nichols of Sayre, was held at Mountain Lake Saturday afternoon. Rev. C. B. Henry of Sayre preached the sermon. The ladies’ quartette of this place sang three selections. tgr 1915
NICHOLS J. O.
Local News) J. O. Nichols of Mountain Lake, died Monday evening at the home of his son, Earl, in Sayre, after a long illness. The remains were taken to Mountain Lake for interment. tgr 1915
NORTON - ALMA N. SELLECK
Alma N. Selleck, 78, a life-long resident of Mountain Lake, PA, died Sunday, May 13, 2001 at home. Born June 23, 1922 in Burlington, PA she was a daughter of the late Eugene and Frances White Norton. Alma attended the Luthers Mills and Troy High Schools, graduating in the class of 1940. In 1942 she married Robert Selleck and they began their married life at Mountain Lake where they owned and operated Ala-Bob Farm. Alma was the active owner of Bob's Flower and Gift Shop in Towanda which they purchased in 1972. Alma won many awards at the state and national level garden club shows. She was an active member of the Burlington United Methodist Church. She was a member of Iona Grange, serving in various offices; Bradford-Sullivan Pomona Grange, serving as past lecturer and home economics chairman. She was a seventh-degree Granger. Alma was also a member of the Lady Lynn Rebekah Lodge, serving as past District Deputy of the Eastern District of Rebekah Lodges of Bradford County. She was past president of the Towanda Bowling Association and was inducted into the Bowling Hall of Fame. Alma was a member and past president of the Garden Club of Towanda and the American Contract Bridge League, attaining national master. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Robert Selleck, at home; children, Jean and Dennis Seeley of East Aurora, NY, Robert and Edith Selleck of Mountain Lake, PA, Jill Selleck of Vickie Riggs of Maplewood, NJ, Jeffrey and Jenelle Selleck of Mountain Lake; grandchildren, Jodi and John Ulmer of West Seneca, NY, RaeAnn and Larry Poturalski of East Aurora, NY, Derek and Justin Selleck of Mountain Lake, Rori, Brody and Keaton Selleck of Mountain Lake and Richard and Clay Selleck of Maplewood; three great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dale and Marguerite Norton of Ulster, PA and Stuart and Ruth Norton of Ulster; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Doris and Merle Bacon of Towanda, RR 3; sister-in-law, Bettie Selleck of Wellsburg, NY; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda on May 17 (11 am) with the Rev. Jasper Smith and the Rev. William Lusk officiating and interment to be in Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington Twp. Calling hours are at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5 to 9 pm. (TGR, Thursday, May 17, 2001)
NORTON Stuart Norton, 79, of Burlington, Pa., diedy on
Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 at his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband
of Ruth (WILLIAMS) MADIGAN Norton whom he married on March 2, 1984.
Family and friends are welcome to gather from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 15,
2010 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street,
Troy, Pa. The Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16
at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service in Mountain Lake Cemetery
with military rites given. Stuart was born on February 1, 1931, a son of
the late Eugene L. and Frances M. WHITE Norton. He served his country in the
U.S. Army and after was an operating engineer and mechanic for Local No. 832 of
the International Union of Operating Engineers. Stuart enjoyed the outdoors,
spending his time maintaining his wood lots and surrounding properties, caring
for his pond and fish, tending to his flowers and watching birds. He also
enjoyed his family and the times they spent together. Stuart's family
includes his wife Ruth; his sons Chris (Cindi) Norton of Burlington, Pa., Scott
(Karen) Norton of Troy, Pa.; his daughters Pamela (Rex) Kingsley and Julie
(George) Demas, both of Burlington, Pa.; his step-sons James (Bobbie) Madigan
of Luthers Mills, Pa., and Dean (Stacie) Madigan of Mountain Lake, Pa.; his
step-daughters Anne Madigan of Leona, Pa., and Marilee (Dana) Neer of Indiana;
10 grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one
step-great-grandchild; his brother Dale (Marguerite) Norton of Athens, Pa., his
brother-in-law Clarence "Bus" Williams of Franklindale, Pa., his
brother and sister-in-law Lyle and Bobbie Harris of Monroeton, Pa.; his special
friend Derek Owen, along with several nieces and nephews. Stuart is
preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Phyllis (Fairbanks) Norton who
in 1981; his sister Elma Selleck and brother-in-law Robert Selleck; his other brother-in-law Harold "Jake" Burlingame; his sisters-in-law Jean Barnes and Vera Mae Norton; and his step daughter-in-law Joy Madigan. Memorial contributions may be made in Stuart's memory to the Mountain Lake Cemetery c/o Robert Selleck Jr., treasurer, RR 3 Box 186, Towanda, PA 18848; or to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301, Attn: Gift Processing. February 14, 2010, Towanda Daily Review
Charles OSWALD May 9, 2003
Charles Raymond Oswald, age 87, of Sugar Run, PA, died, surrounded by his loving family at home on Friday, May 9, 2003. He was born in Elkins Park on Jan. 19, 1916, son of the late Charles and Christine (Wolcott) Oswald. Raymond enjoyed camping, hunting, was an avid builder and enjoyed spending time with the grandchildren. He was a veteran of the Navy. Survivors include his children: Edwin (Diane) Oswald of Burlington, Donald (Glenda) Oswald of Pineville, MO, Jean (Ralph) Bailets of Sugar Run; brothers, Robert Oswald of Warrington, Ken Oswald of Lancaster, Richard Oswald of Jim Thorpe; sisters, Melva Deaves of Philadelphia, Dorothy Brown of New Jersey; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Mary (Woodrow) Oswald; a son, Raymond; sisters, Betty Foran and Ruth Woodrow; brothers, Edwin, Claire, Al, Nelson and Howard Oswald. Friends called at the Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, on Wednesday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. The funeral was held at the funeral home at 12 noon immediately following visitation, with the Rev. Charles Bishop officiating. Interment was in the Mountain Lake Cemetery.
ALYVIA MADISON PARKHURST, infant daughter of Erica Miller and Tracy Parkhurst of Rome RR 1, died Saturday morning, Feb. 21, 2004, at the Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. Alvia was born Jan. 29, 2004, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y. Surviving are her mother, Erica Miller of Rome RR 1; father, Tracy Parkhurst of Stevensville RR 1; maternal grandparents, James and Jodi Miller of Rome RR 1; paternal grandparents, Dawn Parkhurst and James Belcher of Stevensville RR 1; maternal great-grandparents Thomas Hawley Sr. of Nichols, N.Y., Janet Hawley of Rome and Louise Miller of Rome; paternal great-grandparents Betty Swingle of Vernon, Pa., and Rose Belcher of Stevensville RR 1; her paternal great-great-grandmother, Gertrude Hitchcock of Stevensville RR 1; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Pastor Arnold Johnson of the Wysox Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington Township. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Neonatal Care Unit, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, N.Y. 14905, in Alyvia's memory. Contributed by Carol Brotzman. –Towanda Daily Review.
PETRUCCI Domenick A. Petrucci, 90, died peacefully at his home at 302 Third St. in Towanda on Tuesday, April 20, 2010. Domenick was born on Nov. 23, 1919 in Villa Penna, Peramo Italy, to the late Laura and Alfredo Petrucci. He attended the U.S. Coast Guard Academy at New London, Conn. and served in World War II. Domenick married the former Angelina FUSCO eucci in 1943 and together they had two children, Laurie and Duane. He was predeceased by his parents; his wife in 1989; son Duane Luke Petrucci in 1999; son-in-law Chuck Hartmann in 2007; and a brother, Trieste "Ted" Petrucci, in 2009. Domenick worked as the Food Service Director at Towanda Memorial Hospital. He loved to work with his hands and particularly enjoyed tending to his garden and preparing many meals for family and friends. Domenick and his son Duane worked together at Sugar Creek Furniture Restoration in Burlington for many years. He was a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, The Loyal Order of Moose, The Sons of Italy and the Elks. Domenick is survived by: his daughter, Laurie Anne Hartmann and her companion Joseph R. Bittner of Towanda; his loving companion Anne Leone of Towanda; daughter-in-law Jayne M. Petrucci of Burlington; grandchildren, Charles "Erik" (Brenna) Hartmann VII of Webster, N.Y., Jennifer (Les) Kingsley of Milan, Pa., and Duane "Rob" (Patti) Hartmann of Towanda, Heather (Brian) Nichols of Springfield, Pa, Ted Herman of Burlington and Marc Duane Petrucci of Burlington, Pa. Domenick also leaves behind 11 great-grandchildren, Kevin, Molly, Dylan, Jessica, Mason, Charles "Luke" IX, Jayden, Alondra, Emily, Cassandra and Sophia. He is loved and remembered by his twin sister Lucy (James) Leone, niece Beverley and nephew Klaus Sprenger of Sacramento, Calif., and many other relatives as well as friends. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 24, at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church followed by a full military honors at Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington. All are invited back to St. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda, for a luncheon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Agnes School, 102 Third St. in Towanda in memory of Domenick A. Petrucci. ... God may send you, dear friends, some costly packages. Do not worry if they are done up in rough wrappings. You may be sure there are treasures of love, kindness and wisdom hidden within. April 22, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
Duane L. PETRUCCI, age 52, of Burlington, PA died on July 16, 1999 at Tkroy Community Hospital, Troy, PA. He was born on July 8, 1947 in Bronx, New York, the son of Domenick (Billie S.) of Burlington, PA and the late Angeliana (Fusco) Petrucci. Duane was proprietor of Sugar Creek Furniture Restoration for 25 years. He was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, Towanda, PA. Duane was a member of the Towanda Lions Club and the Towanda BPOE #2191. He was also a member of the Towanda Knights of Columbus, the Bradford County Chapter of International Management Council and the Sayre Sons of Italy. Duane was also on the board of directors at Martha Lloyd Community Services in Troy, PA. He restored many historical landmarks throughout the area. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Jayne (Jones) Petrucci of Burlington, PA; sons, Theodore R. (Hattie) Herman of Reading, PA, Marc D. PUtrucci of Burlington, PA; daughter Heather A. Petuccit of Burlington; granddaughters, Cassie and Sophia, both of Reading, PA; sisters, Laurie A. (Chuck) Hartmann of Towanda; nephews, C. Erik (Jennifer) Hartmann of Fairport, NY, Duane “Rob” (Patti) Hartmann of Towanda, PA; nieces, Jennifer C. (Lester) Kingsley of Milan, PA; grandnephew, Kevin Kingsley. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated July 19 at Ss. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in Towanda with Father Ron J. Hughes as Celebrant and burial to be in Mountain Lake Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of one’s choice. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, July 22, 1999
PHILLIPS –JENNIE C. RAMAGE went to be with her Lord surrounded by her family on June 13, 2014 in Burlington, Pa. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was born on Jan. 27, 1931 in Ogdensburg, N.J., daughter of Wade H. and Susie Jacobus Phillips. She was predeceased by her parents; brother, Wade H. Phillips Jr.; and granddaughter, Felicia Sanabria. She is survived by her husband, Richard of 66 years; daughter, Joyce Faasse (Robert), daughter Patricia Sanabria with whom she lived, daughter Louise Blodis and son Richard J. Ramage Jr. (Carren); 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, along with several aunts, uncles and cousins. Jennie was formerly employed by Accurate Forming in Ogdensburg, N.J., Newton Memorial Hospital, Newton, N.J. and Wal Mart in Franklin, N.J. Jennie is an exempt member of the Ogdensburg First Aid Squad where she was the treasurer for a number of years. She has been a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for (51) years working her way up the chairs to become President of the Unit several times. She is now a member of Unit 213 in Sussex, N.J. In 1993-1994 Jennie was elected to the high office of the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New Jersey as President, to serve one year, then one year as National Executive Committeewoman. One of the many rewarding experiences was placing a wreath of flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown in Washington, D.C. She received an award from the Chapel of the Four Chaplains in Valley Forge, Pa., for her service with the American Legion Auxiliary. A very special "Thank You" to all the staff on the 5th floor of Hematology/Oncology at Robert Packer Hospital and all others that showed such loving care that touched Jennie's life. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service at 8 p.m. on Wednesday June 18, 2014 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main St., Franklin, N.J. American Legion Auxiliary Services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. until the time of services on Wednesday. Burial will be at the convenience of the Family. Jennie will be buried next to her granddaughter Felicia at the Mountain Lake Cemetery in Burlington, Pa. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 4742 N. 24th St., Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ. –Towanda Daily Review 6/15/2014
HENRY R. PIERCE
Henry R. Pierce, 82, of Burlington, died Friday, January 4, 1991 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born January 30, 1908 in Burlington, the son of H. Wayne and Elsie Whitehead Pierce. He was a graduate of Luthers Mills and Towanda High School. He was a member of the Burlington United Methodist Church, 50-year member of the Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 306 F an AM. Repurblican County Committeeman and a former member of the Troy Lions Club. He was employed with East Smithfield Farms for 44 years. He was a Justic of the Peace for 42 years and was a notary public for many years. He spent summers at Mountain Lake with his family. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Margaret Baxter Pierce; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. William (Baxter) and Barbara Pierce of Batavia, NY; granddaughters, Mrs. Robert (Laura) Perisse of Detroit, MI and Elizabeth of San Francisco, CA, Mary Ellen Pierce of Batavia, NY; Jill Marie Pierce of San Francisco; great-grandson, Nicholas Sage Perisse; sister, Grace Veltry of Sherwood Rest Home, LeRoy; half sister, Clara Tichenor of Victor, NY; sister-in-law, Adelaide Pierce of Burlington; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Lucy Pierce Williams and brother, Carl Pierce. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on January 12 from 2-5. The Troy Lodge #306 F and AM will hold a memorial service for their late brother, Henry R. Pierce at the Vickery Funeral Home at 5 pm Sunday. A private funeral service at the convenience of the family will be held with the Rev. John Feaster and the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating and burial to be in Mountain Lake cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Burlington United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society. (TGR, Thursday, January 10, 1991)
PIERCE - Miss Mary E. Pierce, 46, of Batavia, N.Y., office manager for Genesee Ear, Nose and Throat in Batavia for 20 years, died unexpectedly Tuesday at her home in Batavia. Mary was born Aug. 16, 1963, in Pensacola, Fla., a daughter of Dr. William B. and Barbara BEZDEK Pierce of Batavia. A 1981 graduate of Batavia High School and a 1985 graduate of Wright State University with a bachelor of fine arts, Mary was an animal lover. She enjoyed traveling, fishing and spending time with her nieces and nephews. Surviving, along with her parents, are: three sisters, Laura (Robert) Perisse of Philadelphia, Pa., Beth Pierce of Kensington, Md. and Jill (Martin) Pierce-Boyd of Boulder, Co.; her nieces and nephews, Sage, Wyatt, Max and Gwyneth Perisse, Sophie, Hank and Eric Meade and Thomas, Kate and Oliver Boyd; an aunt, Arlene Haefling of Oyster Bay; and several cousins. Friends may call on from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia. Her services will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at St. James Episcopal Church, 405 E. Main St., Batavia. Burial will be in Mt. Lake Cemetery, Burlington, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee County Animal Shelter, 3841 W. Main Street Road, Batavia, NY 14020, or to the Rotary Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 347, Batavia, NY 14021. 01 October 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
Hollenback, Mrs. Mary Pruyne-83, Luthers Mills, died last Sunday morning, February 24, 1946, after a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of Burlington Township and is survived by seven sons and three daughters including Mrs. Elsie Ellis, Burlington Twp.
PRUYNE - FAIRBANKS, NELLIE A., Services for Nellie A, Fairbanks, 96, Ulster, formerly of Athens, were held May 16 at Jenkins Funeral Home, Athens, with Rev. H. James Shillabeer officiating. Burial was in Mountain Lake Cemetery. Mrs. Fairbanks died May 14, 1984 at Towanda Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 18, 1888 at Mountain Lake, daughter of Royal and Wealtha Strope Pruyne. She was a member of Athens United Methodist Church. Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Paul (Viola) Searfoss andrs. E. Vivian Cooper of Sayre; son, Orlando of Los Alamatos, CA; 19 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. (TGR May 17,1984)
PRUYNE Thelma Alene Pruyne
89, of Sayre, died Nov. 11, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born in Luthers Mills, Pa., on April 23, 1922, she was the daughter of Wallace and Myrtle (Hiney) Pruyne. Early in her career, she worked at the Eclipse and Remington Rand in Elmira and then Sylvania in Towanda until her retirement. She was devoted to her family and friends. She is survived by her brothers, Royal (Pete) of Athens and Dale of Waverly, N.Y.; and a sister Joyce Satterly of Sayre. She is predeceased by her brothers, Wallace, Arden, Richard and Philip, and her sisters, Marvella, Marlene and Wanda. She is also predeceased by special friend Vesta Hunsinger. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Athens until her illness. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Daughters of the American Revolution and Senior Citizens of Athens. She was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed flowers, plants and genealogy. A time of gathering with family and friends will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church, 622 1/2 S. Main St., Athens. The celebration of Thelma's life will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Nelson Kopatz. Burial will be at a later date at Mountain Lake in Luthers Mills. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one's favorite charity. Towanda Daily Review – November 17, 2011
PRUYNE, Wallace C. Sr.
Formerly of Sayre, Pa. Sunday, Sept. 18, 1983 in Alaska. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 11, 1983 at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Edward Hook of the First Church of God, Sayre, Pa. will officiate at Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St. Athens, Pa. Burial Wednesday, Oct. 12. at 11 a.m. Mt. Lake Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the charity of your choice or to the Towanda Memorial Hospital Building Fund.
PRUYNE, Wallace C. Sr.
Age 84 died unexpectedly Sunday. Sept. 18, 1983 at the home of his daughter in Wasilla, Alaska. Born June 16, 1899, Mountain Lake, PA, son of Royal D. and Wealthy Strope Pruyne. Resided in Sayre for 32 years and in Towanda for the past 13 years. He was a for-mer Lehigh and Erie Railroad employee and was retired from Iron Workers Local #436, Elmira, NY. Predeceased by his wife Myrtle, a son Philip and a daugh-ter Wanda. He is survived by three daughters Thelma Alene Pruyne of Sayre, Mrs. Philip Marlene Strange of Alaska and Mrs. Edward Joyce Satterly of Sayre; five sons Royal (Pete) of Athens, Wallace C, of Milan, PA, Arden of Seattle, Richard of Ulster and Dale of Alaska; 21 grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Jen-kins Funeral Home, Athens PA in charge of arrangements.
RICHARD JOHN RAMAGE SR., 93, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at his home in Newton. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was born April 21, 1925 in Hamburg, son of John and Estella (Block) Ramage. Richard lived in Ogdensburg for most of his life and later in Burlington, Pennsylvania, for seven years, recently returning to Newton. Richard served in the U.S. Navy during WWII aboard the USS Vixen. He was predeceased by his parents, John Ramage, Estella Deniska and stepfather Joseph Deniska. John, his father, was killed in a hunting accident in 1927. Richard was also predeceased by two grandchildren, Felicia Sanabria and Tyler Ramage; and his brother, William Ramage. Additionally, Richard was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Jennie, whom he married May 29, 1948. He is survived by his children, Joyce Faasse and her husband Robert of Berlin, New Jersey, Patricia Sanabria of Burlington, Pennsylvania, Louise Blodis of Newton, New Jersey, and Richard J. Ramage Jr. and his wife Carren of Stillwater; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Richard was formerly employed by the NJ Zinc Company for 35 years and also worked for the State of New Jersey as a mine inspector. He is an Exempt Member of the Ogdensburg First Aid Squad and has been a member of Sgt. Francis M. Glynn American Legion Post No. 132 of Franklin for 57 years. He is a Past Post Commander and Past Sussex County Commander as well as Past Vice Commander State of New Jersey. Richard was also a member of the Lt. Robert T. Madden VFW Post No. 10152 of Ogdensburg. A funeral service will be held at 8:30 p.m. on Friday May 25, 2018, at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main St., Franklin. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday May 26, 2018, at Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington Township, Pennsylvania. American Legion and VFW services will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ or to your favorite charity. –Towanda Daily Review 5/24/2018
Irene ROGERS Raymond, 88
02/01/2002 Towanda Daily Review
Irene Rogers Raymond, 88, a resident of the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington, formerly of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda, and Rome Township, died Wednesday evening, Jan. 30, 2002, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. She was born Oct. 1, 1913, in Smithfield Township, a daughter of the late Albert and Jennie Scudder Rogers. On June 2, 1931, she married John T. Raymond, who preceded her in death on March 16, 1985. Irene was employed by the Independent Telephone Co., West Franklin, for many years. She enjoyed writing songs and poems, and had a song published, "As I Love You." Irene also enjoyed crocheting and reading. She is survived by her daughter, Louise Miller of Towanda; daughter and son-in-law, Gladys and Norman Babcock, of Litchfield, Pa.; 21 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many friends, She was preceded in death by her daughter, Ruth Evans in 1976; grandson, Roger Babcock; granddaughter, Peggy Evans; three sisters, Florence Raymond, Clara Valery and Ruth Richardson; two brothers, Arthur and Warren Vogle. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, the Monroeton United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ronald Troup, pastor, officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Interment will be in the Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington Township. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.
ROSS Doris (Ross) Hunt
age 91, died
Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010 at the Bradford County Manor. Doris was born Oct. 4, 1918 in East Smithfield, Pa., daughter of the late Roy C. and Mildred (Breese) Ross. She was a graduate of Luthers Mills High School in 1935 and Redd Stone Academy Beauty School Hazelton, Pa., in 1936. Doris operated her own beauty shop in Burlington, Pa., and worked at other various beauty shops in the Troy and Towanda area. She was married to the late Walter Hunt who died in 1988. Doris attended the Berrytown Wesleyan Church until her declining health did not permit her to do so, and enjoyed shopping and time spent with her family and friends. Family and friends are invited to call from 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010 at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. Her service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 6 p.m. Interment will be in Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington, Pa. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Jerry D. and Elsie Ross Sr. of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; grandchildren, Jerry D. and Michele Ross Jr. Of Troy, Pa., Shelly and Brian Gowin of Canton, Pa.; sister-in-law, Beryl Ross and niece Cheryl Metzger of Chambersburg, Pa.; nephews, Roy and Helen Ross and Robert and Jeanne Ross all of Baltimore, Md.; great-grandchildren, Jessica Ross of Mansfield and her fiancé Matt Hamilton of Purcellville, Va., Lance Corporal Jeremy Martin of Pensacola, Fla., Jerilyn Ross of Troy, Pa., Arica and Nathan Jennings, William Gowin, Justin and Tasha Gowin, Travis Gowin, Nathan Gowin, Jessica Gowin and Cory Gowin all of Canton, Pa.; several great nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Her parents, husband Walter Hunt in 1988, stepfather Allen Henry a brother Roy Ross and several aunts, uncles and cousins predeceased Doris. Memorials are directed to the Bradford County Manor Activities Fund, RR3 Box 322, Troy, PA 16947.- Towanda Daily Review, August 19, 2010
Richard “Dick” ROSS, 70, of Burlington, PA, died Thursday, December 7, 1995 at his home following a brief illness. Dick was born November 30, 1925 in Burlington, the son of the late Leigh and Ellen Morley Ross. He was in the Army Air Corps as an aviation cadet during World War II. He was a member of the Burlington United Methodist Church, the Towanda American Legion, the Canton Moose Lodge, the Towanda Rod and Gun Club and the Burlington Odd Fellows. He was a Little League coach and owned and operated school buses for the Troy Area School district for 43 years. Mr. Ross is survived by a son, Richard L. Ross of Burlington; daughter, Tammy R. Lewis of Burlington; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Brian S. Craig of Towanda; grandchildren, Joshua N. Craig, Kelly J. Craig, Sean R. Craig, Collin J. Craig, Ross A. DeLauro, Erin E. DeLauro and Sarah a. Donavan; sisters and brothers-in-law, Bertha Ann (Bert) and Burton Kingsley of Burlington and Marjorie “Pudge” and Homer Lyon of Troy; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on December 10 with the rev. James Donahoo officiating and burial to be in Mountain Lake Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, Route 220, Ulster , PA 18850. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, December 14, 1995
GERALD E. ‘GERRY’ RUBERT of Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of Owego, N.Y., died Nov. 17, 2015. Predeceased by his wife Norma (Darrow) Rubert, and daughter, Shirley Rubert, he is survived by his love and companion of 15 years, Glenora Ann Harkcom of Albuquerque; one sister, Pauline (Rubert) (Drawdy) Rock; and two daughters, Nancy (Rubert) (King) Yale and husband, Kenneth Yale, of Endicott, N.Y. and Brenda (Rubert) Austin and husband Charles Austin of Meriden, Conn. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Brad Austin, Andrea (King) Smiri, and John Austin; and six great-grandchildren. Born June 7, 1932 in Bradford County, Pa., he graduated from Troy Area High School in 1950. His military service was with the U.S. Army in West Germany during the Korean conflict. Married to Norma in 1954, in 1964 he moved his family to Owego, and was employed by IBM until his retirement in 1987. He and Norma were avid bowlers, and he golfed with similar devotion. Widowed in 1997, he moved to Albuquerque in 2001. He and Ann enjoyed travel including excursions to Alaska, Australia and New Zealand, and numerous RV trips around the U.S. They were also active members of Round Dance Clubs. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no funeral services, and his ashes will be interred at the Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington, Pa., at the family's convenience. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter, 9500 Montgomery NE — Suite 121, Albuquerque, NM. –Towanda Daily Review 12/6/2015
FELICIA MAE SANABRIA, age 22, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was born on Oct. 4, 1980 in Clewiston, Fla., the daughter of Julio and Patricia (Ramage) Sanabria. Felicia was a member of the Burlington United Methodist Church. She was a life long member of the Girl Scouts, where she had received the Silver Award. She was a camp counselor and reader for the Children's Reading Hour at Scout camp in the summer. Felicia was a 1999 graduate of Troy High School, where she was an outstanding athlete. She was co-captain of the volleyball team and a member of the softball team. She was an avid skier and loved all sports and outdoor recreation. Felicia was a senior at Mansfield University majoring in elementary education with a focus on special education. She loved children and was planning on teaching handicapped children after graduation. Felicia was the office manager for the college radio station and had her own show; "Gin and Tonic" which aired Sunday nights at 8 p.m. She was the "Tonic". Felicia was currently working at Mansfield Wal-Mart while attending school. Felicia is survived by her mother, Patricia Sanabria of Burlington, Pa., her father, Julio Sanabria of Fort Myers, Fla; brothers, Jay and Kelly Sanabria of Burlington, Scott Sanabria of Harrisburg; maternal grandparents, Richard and Jennie Ramage of Ogdensburg, N.J.; paternal grandmother, Carman Ayhala of Fort Meyers, Fla.; special nephews, Hunter and Eban Sanabria of Burlington; fiance, Chad Sandstrom of Mansfield and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home Inc. 110 Main Street, Troy, Pa. on Friday, Dec. 27, from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday Dec. 28, from 10-11 a.m. The funeral service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. William Lusk, officiating. Interment will be in Moutain Lake Cemetery. Donation's may be made in Felicia's memory to Bradford County Library RR3, Box 320 Troy, Pa. These donations will be used for the purchase of books for children's programs in the county. –Towanda Daily Review 12/26/2002
SAXON - Melissa "Missy" Saxon Chenot
April 12, 2002
Melissa "Missy" Saxon Chenot, age 30, wife of Andre P. Chenot of Towanda RR3, North Towanda Township, PA, died on Friday morning, April 12, 2002 as the result of a motor vehicle accident in North Towanda Township. Born May 12, 1971 in Sayre, she was a daughter of Joel and Janet Rought Saxon. Melissa was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School, Class of 1989, and was employed by Osram Sylvania in Towanda. Melissa loved children and was taking home-schooling in preparation for a child day care center. She enjoyed playing softball and was a pitcher during high school. In later years she coached Little League and played in adult softball leagues. She loved the outdoors, family vacations and gardening. She also loved family gatherings at her home and being with her many friends. Surviving are her husband, Andre P. Chenot at home; her mother, Janet Rought Saxon of Towanda; her father, Joel Saxon of Wyalusing; a sister and brother-in-law, Stacey and David Brown of Camptown; a brother, Michael Saxon and his fiancee, Kathy Korfmann of Wyalusing; brother, Joel Saxon of Towanda; maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Rought of Towanda; mother-in-law and father-in-law, LaVaughn and Charles Chenot, II of Towanda RR3; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Charles, III and Lynne Chenot of New Bloomfield, Catherine Chenot of Rochester, NY, Charlotte and Douglas Banghart of Roanoke, VA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Harry Rought and grandmother, Marjorie McElwee. The funeral services were held on Monday, April 15 at 3 p.m. at the North Towanda United Methodist Church with Pastor A. Michele Somerville officiating. Interment followed in the Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington Township. The family received friends on Sunday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, and also on Monday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the McMicken-Chenot Children’s Continuing Education Fund, in care of Charles Chenot, II, RR3, Box 100, Towanda, PA 18848 in Melissa’s memory.
ERNEST WALDRON ‘PUNTER’ SCHILL JR. 52, of Burlington, PA passed away suddenly at home on August 21, 2016. Born on January 22, 1964, he is the son of Karen (Dodge) Schill of Burlington and the late Ernest W. Schill, Sr. who passed away April 23, 2011. “Punter” as he was affectionately known, was a 1983 graduate of Troy High School, then went on to drive school bus before he became Road Master for Burlington Township for 34 years. He loved tractor pulling, bowling, hunting, and spending time with his family. He was a hard-working, devoted husband, son, step-father, and uncle. Now he can rest in the best hands of our Heavenly Father. He took pride in his work and was always improving his home. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. Punter is survived by his wife Anna, his step children Christian and Emma Morgan, whom he loved like his own. He is also survived by his mother Karen, his sisters: JaNell (Doug) Young of Burlington, Joetta Aten of Meshoppen, and Stephanie Schill of Burlington, his sisters-in-law April Pezina and Sandra Villarreal of San Antonio, TX, along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and numerous friends and neighbors. Punter was preceded in death by his father Ernest Sr., his mother-in-law Mary Pezina, his brother-in-law Richard Pezina, his maternal grandparents, Raymond and Bernice Dodge, and his paternal grandparents Laverne and Gladys Schill. The graveside service to honor Punter’s life will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington, PA with long-time family friend, Rev. Jasper Smith officiating. All family and friends are welcome to attend. A luncheon will be served at the Burlington United Methodist Church following the ceremony. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street Troy, PA has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Punter’s memory to the American Heart Association 968 Postal Road Ste. 110 Allentown, PA. –Vickery funeral home obituary
SCHILL Ernest Waldron Schill Sr
80, of Burlington, Pa., died at his home on Saturday. April 23, 2011. He was the loving husband of Karen L. (Dodge) Schill. The couple married April 15, 1963 and had 48 happy years together. Ernest was born on Feb. 20, 1931 in Burlington, Pa., a son of the late Laverne Phelps Schill and Gladys (Waldron) Schill. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954 during the Korean War. He served with the 79th T.Port Company aboard the U.S.S. Leo, re-supplying the radar stations in Alaska. He was honorably discharged Oct. 8, 1954 at Fort Lewis, Washington. After serving in the army he worked for PennDOT, and later ran his own scrap recycling business until retiring in 1997. He was an avid bird watcher. Ernest enjoyed doting on his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and recent great-grandfather. His family includes his wife Karen; his son, Ernest Jr. (Anna Morgan) of Burlington; his daughters, JaNell (Douglas) Young of Burlington, Joetta Aten of Meshoppen, and Stephanie Schill at home. He has nine grandchildren: Adam, Cody (Carrie), and Rayme (Malcolm Mulvaney) Young, Jael Greene (Eddie Pompey), Joshua, Jourdan, and Jaycen Aten, Christian and Emma Morgan; and great-grandson Malcolm Mulvaney, who is four months old. Ernest is also survived by several brothers and sisters-in-law, as well as many nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Madelyn Marie Fulda in 1999, and brother Kenneth Schill in 2009. The graveside service to honor Ernest's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at the Mountain Lake Cemetery, off the Burlington Turnpike, just south of Burlington, Pa. Rev. Jasper Smith will be officiating and military rites will be given by the Troy Veterans Honor Guard. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main St., Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Ernest's memory to the Bradford County Humane Society, US 220, Ulster, PA 18850. Towanda Daily Review – April 25, 2011
SCHILL Kenneth R.
Of Elmira, NY - Was born April 24, 1933 in Burlington, PA, the son of the late LaVerne and Gladys (Waldron) Schill, died peacefully on Sunday, November 8, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 76. His sister, Marie Fulda and special grandmother, Fanny Waldron predeceased him. He is survived by his cherished wife, Docia (McCall) with whom he has spent 54 wonderful years of life and love; beloved children, Lisa Wise of Newark Valley, NY; Jenifer (Scott) Morgan of Rome, NY; Jared (Michelle) Schill of Sicklerville, NJ; much-loved grandchildren, Jessica and Kristopher Wise; Anna, Zachary and Joshua Morgan; Melissa and Madison Schill; adored great-grandson, James Peterson III; brother, Earnest (Karen) Schill of Burlington, PA; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. In 1998, Kenneth retired from St. Joseph's Hospital as the supervisor of the Atrium Dinning Hall. For many years he was the production control supervisor at the former A & P Plant in Horseheads, NY. Kenneth and his beloved Docia have been involved in antique dealing for several years in the local communities. Kenneth was a Veteran of the US Air Force proudly serving his country. He was also a member of the Golden Glow of Christmas Past. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Wednesday, November 11, 2009, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring Kenneth will be held there on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Bill Vallet and Reverend Melanie Cole-Beardslee to officiate. Interment will follow in the Mountain Lake Cemetery in Burlington, PA. Memorial donations may be directed to The National Christmas Museum, 3427 Lincoln Highway East Rte. # 30, Paradise, PA 17562 in his memory. Published in Star-Gazette on November 10, 2009
SCHILL Madeline Marie FLUDA, 64, Columbia Cross Roads, RR 2, PA died Monday, May 3, 1999 at the Troy Community Hospital in Troy, PA. Born November 16, 1934 in Burlington, PA she was a daughter of the late LaVerne P. and Gladys Waldron Schill. “Marie” as she was known by her friends was a graduate of Troy High School Class of 1952. In early years Marie was employed by the leather factory in Troy and the A & P Plant and Westinghouse Corp. in Horseheads and also by the Bradford County Manor. She was later employed by the Bradford County Library in its Bookmobile service to the area. Marie was a member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church and the Troy Christian Council. She also assisted her husband in operation of the Food Pantry in Troy. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, James L. Fulda, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Brian L. and Jean Fulda of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; a son, Brent M. Fulda of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; grandchildren, Erin and Megan Fulda; step-grandchildren, Kristen Knudsen, Shawn Farrelly and Patricia Farrelly; brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Docia Schill of Elmira, NY and Ernest and Karen Schill of Burlington, PA; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, LaVerne P. Schill, in 1965 and recently by her mother, Gladys Waldron Schill on March 27, 1999. Funeral services were held May 6 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. Mark Brower, pastor of the West Burlington United Methodis Church officiating and interment to be in Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington Twp. Pallbearers were Brian Fulda, Fred Coxheadal, Ernest Schill Jr., Doug Young, Bernie Cole and Mike Helton. Memorial contributions may be directed to the west Burlington United Methodist Church, RR 3. Troy Gazette Register
SCOUTEN - Eugene B. Scouten. Mrs. charles K. Post on Saturday received a telegram from Pasadena, calfornia, announcing the death of her only son, Eugene B. Scouten, who died in that city. He was 26 years of age, and left Towanda about three years ago, going to Arizona. He became afflicted with bowel trouble, which developed into tuberculosis of the bowels, and went from Arizona to California hoping to secure relief. It was while under treatment in Passadena that the end came. Deceased will be remembered by many of the yuoung people of Towanda, where he attended school, and where he was held in high regard. A host of friends here and in Burlington township, where he was also well known and esteemed, will regret to learn of his death. His mother and step-father are the only surviving relatives. The body has been shipped from Passadena and is expected to arrive in Towanda one week from today. Announcement of the funeral will be made at a later date. Reva Wagner. Daily Review March 3, 1911
Scouten Funeral services for the late Eugene Scouten, who died in Passadena, Cal., last Saturday and whose remains will arrive in Towanda today, will be held at the Scouten home in Monroeton, Sunday at 12 o'clock and interment will be made in the Mountain Lake cemetery at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Reva Wagner, Daily Review March 11, 1911.
SELLECK – Daniel Selleck, upwards of 90 years old, living alone in the Fairview neighborhood, West Burlington township, was burned to death Wednesday night. The fire started about midnight, presumably in Mr. Selleck’s bedroom, and when neighbors arrived the home was practically in ruins. Little remained of the body. He was the father of Lyman and Mark Selleck and lived alone from choice. TGR 1913
SELLECK - Dr. Ezra Breese Selleck, 97, of Coudersport, PA died Monday, Feb. 18, 1985 at the Leader Nursing Home in Williamsport. Born May 30, 1887 in W. Burlington Township, Bradford County, PA, Dr. Selleck was the son of Edsall J. and Lorrin Breese Selleck. After education in local schools, he graduated from Mansfield Normal School in 1909. For several years he taught in public schools of Bradford and Potter counties. In 1913 he married Katherine E. Lehman of Coudersport, PA, who died in 1965. In 1916 he received the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery from Philadelphia Dental College [now part of Temple University]. From 1916 to 1946, he practiced dentistry in Montoursville and Williamsport. After retiring to Potter County, he again engaged in limited practice from 1952 until 1978. Dr. Selleck is survived by sons, Ronald of Waterloo, NY; Harold of Williamsport; daughter, Mrs. Edward [Louise] Szybist of Williamsport; nine grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, on Friday from 1-2 p.m. The funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours. The Rev. William Barnes will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Lake Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers.
HOWARD A. SELLECK, 86 of Fairview, PA went home to be with his Lord on Saturday November 4, 2006 at his residence surrounded by his family. Born on December 23, 1919 in Fairview he was the son of the late Herman I. and Mildred (Knowlden) Selleck Allen. Howard was a graduate of Troy High School class of 1937. He was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the 106h Mountain Division as a part of the Ski troops. Howard earned a Bronze Star, Expert Riffle badge, Combat Infantry badge, Good Conduct medal, a Victory medal to name a few. He was a Rural route Carrier for the United States Post Office and delivered mail for the Granville Summit Post Office until retirement in 1972. After retiring from the post office Howard was a custodian of the Granville School. He was Protestant by faith, was a 50-year member of the Rural Letter Carriers Association and was a member of the Troy V.F.W. Post 8675. Howard’s family was everything to him. They include his children: Dale H. (Beverly) Selleck, Fairview, PA, Imogene R. (Bruce) McNeal, Yoe, PA; Mary Ellen (George) Henderson, Yoe, Debra S. (Dennis) Welch and Gail (David) Mattocks all of East Troy; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Richard M. Selleck, DeBary, FL; sisters, Lorrin M. Rathbun, Troy, Lillian Weisbrod, Lutz, FL; several nieces and nephews and dear friend Elsie Crane of Burlington, PA. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, PA. Family and friends are welcome to call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday November 8 and again from 12 to 1 p.m. on Thursday November 9 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Nov. 9 at the funeral home with Rev. Judith P. Hulslander officiating. Burial will follow the service in Mountain Lake Cemetery with military honors given by the Troy V.F.W. Post 8675. –Canton Independent Sentinel
SELLECK Lorrin M. Rathbun
On the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, Lorrin May (Selleck) Rathbun of Troy went home to be with Jesus after a brief illness at Troy Community Hospital. She was 90 years of age. Born Dec. 19, 1921, she was the daughter of Herman and Mildred (Knowlden) Selleck. Lorrin was born on Swingle Hill in the West Burlington community of Fairview, a place that she often fondly spoke of as being one of the highest elevations between New York City and Chicago. She graduated from Troy High School and entered the Troy Hospital LPN program. Lorrin was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse, first at Troy Hospital and later at Bradford County Manor, retiring in 1983. She was also a devoted mother of five children; two by husband Robert Estep and three by husband Charles K. Rathbun. Lorrin enjoyed quilting,, sewing, working in her flower garden, storytelling, playing the piano, playing cards and traveling. She enjoyed visiting her sister in Tampa, and became active in the VFW Post No. 8093 Ladies Auxiliary in DeBarry, Fla. At home she had been a member of the Troy Senior Citizens' Club for several years. Lorrin was a woman with a deep, unshakable faith in the Lord. For many years she served as a Sunday school teacher, leading many young lives to the Truth. In recent years Lorrin was part of the Christian fellowship at the Victory Church in Troy. She is survived by her children, Albert Estep of Colorado, Shirley (John) Maulden of Missouri, Charles Rathbun of East Troy, Dennis (Harriet) Rathbun and Larry Rathbun; daughter-in-law Linda Rathbun, all of Springfield Township; sister Lillian Weisbrod of Tampa, Fla.; grandchildren Mike (Julie) Strope, Steven Strope, Dennis Hoth, Nick ( Connie) Rathbun, Susan Rathbun, Bridgette ("Bugsy") Brown, Dennis Jr. ( Mary) Rathbun, Darin ( Kristi) Rathbun, Marcie (Kim) Jennings, Loretta ( Joseph) Owen and Lacy (Chris) Mays; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A special thanks to her care givers at home; Linda Rathbun, Larry Rathbun, Lacy Mays and Loretta Owen. In addition to her parents, Lorrin was preceded in death by brothers Howard Selleck and Richard Selleck. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the Victory Church, 645 E. Main St., Troy. A celebration of her life will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Josh Payne officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington. The family will provide the flowers, and suggests that memorial donations be directed to the Victory Church, 645 E. Main Street, Troy, PA 16947. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94. N. Center St., Canton. Towanda Daily Review – October 5, 2012
SELLECK - MABLE BROWN
Mable Brown, 88, of New Paltz, NY, and formerly of Burlington, PA, died Friday, November 20, 1992 following a lengthy illness. Born June 6, 1904 in Burlington, she was the daughter of Marki and Hattie Parkhurst Selleck. She was married to Rodney Brown who predeceased her in 1957. She was a homemaker. She is survived by a son, Charles Brown of Ocala, FL; a daughter, Rhea Wattles of New Paltz, NY, a brother, Lloyd Selleck of Punta Gorda, FL; two sisters, Mrs. George Ward of Towanda and Mrs. William Jennings of Monroeton; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services were held November 23 at the Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington with the Rev. Jack Feaster officiating. Arrangements were by the Pine Funeral Home Inc. in New Paltz. (TGR, Thursday, November 26, 1992)
SELLECK - Robert A. "Bob" Selleck Sr., 85, a well-known,
life-long resident of Mountain Lake, Burlington Township, Pa., died Friday
evening, December 29, 2006, at his home. Born Aug. 22, 1921, in Burlington
Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Martin A. Selleck and Myrtle Smith
Selleck. "Bob," as he was known by his family and many friends,
attended the Luthers Mills School and was a graduate of Troy High School class
of 1939. On June 23, 1942, he married the former Alma Norton in Burlington, Pa.
They began their married life at Mountain Lake, where they owned and operated
the Ala-Bob Farm for many years. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of
58 years, Alma, on May 13, 2001. Bob was a member of the Burlington United
Methodist Church, Burlington IOOF Lodge, Iona Grange and Bradford-Sullivan
Pomona Grange and was a Seventh Degree Granger. He was a Past President of the
Troy Area School Board and formerly served as a school board director for the
Luthers Mills and Troy Area schools. Bob was also a former director of the ASCS
and the Grange Mutual Fire Insurance Co. He loved spending time with his family
and friends, hunting, antique cars and playing cards. He was an avid bowler in
earlier years and was a member of the Towanda Bowling Association. Surviving
are: his children, Jean Seeley and her husband, Dennis Seeley, of East Aurora,
N.Y., Robert A. Selleck Jr. and his wife, Edith Selleck, of Mountain Lake, Jill
Selleck and Vickie Riggs of Maplewood, N.J., and Jeffrey Selleck and his wife,
Jenelle Selleck, of Mountain Lake; grandchildren, Jodi Ulmer and her husband,
John Ulmer, of West Seneca, N.Y., RaeAnn Poturalski and her husband, Larry
Poturalski, of East Aurora, N.Y., Derek Selleck of Mountain Lake, Justin
Selleck and his wife, Joslyn Selleck, of Fort Wayne, Ind., Rori, Brody and
Keaton Selleck of Mountain Lake, and Richard and Clay Selleck of Maplewood,
N.J.; great-grandchildren, D.J. Ulmer of West Seneca, and Craig and Emma
Poturalski of East Aurora; a sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Merle Bacon
of Towanda RR 3; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Dale and Marguerite Norton
of Ulster and Stuart and Ruth Norton of Ulster; numerous nieces, nephews and
cousins; and his good friend, Donald "Jake" Walborn of Mountain Lake.
In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by his brother,
Raymond Selleck. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 2, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with
the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain Lake
Cemetery, Burlington Township. The family suggests that memorial contributions
may be directed to the Mountain Lake Cemetery Association, RR 3, Box 186,
Towanda, Pa. 18848, in Robert A. Selleck Sr.'s memory.
Published in the Daily Review on 1/2/2007.
SHERIDAN, LESLIE T. SR. Private services will be held for Leslie Thomas Sheridan Sr., 62, of Towanda, Burlington Twp., and interment will be at Mountain Lake Cemetery. Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Mr. Sheridan died Feb. 20, 1984 at the Veteran’s Adm. Medical Ctr., Wilkes-Barre. He was born May 16, 1921 in Sayre, son of Thomas Henry and Essa Bunnell Sheridan. He was a WWII veteran, having served with the U.S. Army. He was a former employee of Empire Bldrs., Niagara Falls, NY, and State Aggregates, Wysox. He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post 42 and a life member of Disabled Veterans of America. He is survived by his wife Emeline; sons, Leslie T. Sheridan Jr. of Mansfield, Frederick A. of Wysox, John H. of Breeseport, NY, David W. and Charles N., at home; daughter, Mrs. James (Patricia Ann) House, Monroetown; 11 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. (TGR Feb.23, 1984)
DAVID E. SHRIMP, 58 of Mountain Lake, RR 3, Towanda, Pa., died
Wednesday morning, Aug. 2, 2006, at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital,
Philadelphia, Pa. Born Dec. 2, 1947, in Sayre, Pa., he was the son of
Leona E. Johnson Dunn and the late Vernon W. “Jimmy” Shrimp. David was a
graduate of Towanda Area High School, Class of 1966, and was a veteran of the
Vietnam War having served in the U.S. Army. Following completion of his
military service, David was employed first by E.I. DuPont, in Towanda and was
later employed at the Bradford County Manor, in West Burlington Township, for
11 years. He was subsequently employed by GTE Sylvania, in Towanda, which
later became Osram, Sylvania, for 15 years, until his retirement on June 1,
2004. David was a Civil War enthusiast and enjoyed participating with
Moody’s Howitzer re-enactment group, of which he was a member for many years.
David also enjoyed studying local and Civil War history. He was a member of the
Assembly of God Church in Towanda; American Legion Post No. 154, Elmira
Heights, N.Y.; and Viet Nam Veterans of America Chapter No. 803, Elmira,
N.Y. He was a certificated member of the chapter’s honor guard detail.
Surviving are; his wife, Joan Walborn Shrimp, at home; his mother, Leona E. Dunn of Colonial Towers, Towanda; his children, Kimberly A. Thetga and her husband, Mark Thetga, of Towanda, David E. Shrimp, who is serving with the U.S. Air Force, and his wife, Diana Shrimp; stepchildren, Nicole Case and her husband, Greg Case, of Troy, Pa., Alyson Dalia of Philadelphia, Pa., and Brandon Dalia of Trexlertown, Pa.; a grandson and two step-granddaughters, Becca and Courtney Case of Troy; his sisters, Judy Burgess and her husband, Keith Burgess, of Towanda RR 5, and Shari Hunsinger of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; his father-in-law, Donald “Jake” Walborn of Mt. Lake, Pa.; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Beverly and Louis Smith of Pine City, N.Y.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and his faithful companions, Max and Molly. He as preceded in death by a son, Michael “Mickey” Shrimp, on June 5, 2003; his father; Vernon W. “Jimmy” Shrimp, on Aug. 23, 1990; and by an infant brother, Ronald Eugene Shrimp. The funeral and committal service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Thomas Geiger, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda, officiating. Members of the Viet Nam Veterans of America Post No. 803, Elmira, N.Y., and American Legion Post No. 154, Elmira Heights, N.Y., will accord full military honors Monday afternoon at the funeral home. Interment will be held later in the Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington Township, Pa. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday and also from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the Viet Nam Veterans of America Chapter 803, P.O. Box 3161, Elmira, N.Y. in David E. Shrimp’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
LYLE C. SHULTS
Lyle C. "Corky" Shults, 60, of 143 Third St., Sayre, died Wednesday evening, November 25, 1992, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born May 26, 1932 in Powell, he was a son of Pauline Stalford Shults and the late Frank L. Shults. Lyle attend the Powell and Troy schools. He was an over-the-road truck driver for many years with the BCCHF. Lyle was active for many years playing baseball and played on the Calkins Baseball Team. Lyle was a talented musician and played in various country bands. Surviving are: his wife: Julia Shults, at home; his mother: Pauline Stalford Shults of the Chemung View Apartments, Athens; two sons and daughters-in-law; Scott and Kimberly of Spencer, NY, and Todd and Kerrie, serving in the US Army as a paratrooper in Anchorage, AK; a daughter and son-in-law, Wendy Jo and Bruce of Montour Falls, NY; a very special grandson: Michael Thomas Reynolds; and a friend who was like a son, C.J. McLean of Big Flats, NY. He is also survived by children Larry Shults, Linda Parker, Paula Vail, Willie Shults, Mark Shults, Ralph Shults and Shannon Shults; an uncle; Malcolm Stalford of Milan; a cousin, Dorothy Duford of Milan; his mother and father-in-law: Merlin and Emma Wren of Athens; two brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by: two brothers: Patrick W. Shults in 1979, and Frank G. Shults in 1980 and his father: Frank L. Shults in 1984. Funeral services were held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, PA with Mr. Harold Brown officiating and interment to be at Mountain Lake Cemetery. The family requests that memorials be directed to the Bradford Unit of the American Cancer Society, 413 Main St., Athens, PA 18810, in Lyle C. Shults' memory. (TGR, Thursday, December 3, 1992)
SHUMWAY June Rose Elizabeth Shumway Mayes
73, of Sun City, Ariz., formerly of RR3, Towanda, died peacefully on Nov. 4, 2012. From the moment of her birth on June 14, 1939, at a farm on Patton Hill Rd., Towanda, she was known only by her nickname, "Pete." She was the youngest daughter of the late Durland W. and Fannie Melissa Campbell Shumway. She attended elementary schools in Athens and graduated from Towanda High School. In 1959, she was married to Stanley M. Mayes of Niagara Falls, N.Y. They lived in New York state for several years but then moved to Arizona in 1972. Pete loved the warm weather. She was a real homemaker and enjoyed keeping a beautiful home. Pete was predeceased by her parents, two sisters and two brothers-in-law; Wilma (Billie) and her husband Willard Brown, Barbara (Bobbie) Wilson, Thomas Jacobs, and a brother, Durland Karl (Bud) Shumway. Pete is survived by her husband, Stanley Mayes at home; their child, Geoffrey M. (Lisa) Mayes and six grandchildren, Doran, Madalyn, Alexandria, Landon, Taylor and Violet, of Arizona, one sister, Jacqueline (Jac) Jacobs of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; a brother in law, Walter E. Wilson of Arizona; a sister in law Sara Shumway of Towanda; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held in the spring of 2013 at Mountain Lake Cemetery, where she will be buried next to her beloved brother, Bud. Towanda Daily Review – November 28, 2012
SIBLEY MRS. CORA HEEMAN
66 of Ulster RD 1, Saturday Aug. 19, 1961. Survived by husband, Frank Heeman; sons, Leslie of Athens, Spencer of Sayre, Ralph of Breesport, Manley of Sayre; daughters, Mrs. Irene Meeker of Ulster RD 1, Mrs. Leslie Johnson of Towanda; 20 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Body at Jenkins Funeral Home, Athens. Calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. W. Harold Sloan. Mountain Lake Cemetery, Mountain Lake, Pa. –Elmira Advertiser 8/21/1961
SICKLER –CAROL A. SICKLER WRIGHT, 65, of Towanda, Pa., Ulster Township, passed away Friday evening, July 3, 2015 at her home following declining health. Carol was born in Elmira, N.Y. on July 3, 1950, one of 15 children born to Corey Victor Sickler and Harriet Gromes Sickler. She was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School class of 1968. In early years Carol was employed as a seamstress in garment manufacturing and was later employed by the Wolfe Poultry Farm in East Smithfield, P&C Market in Athens and by the Dandy Mini Mart in Wilawana for a number of years until her retirement. Carol loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren, traveling, camping and sewing as she was a gifted seamstress. Surviving are her devoted husband and caregiver John A. Wright; children Col. Keith Felter Jr. U.S.A.F. and wife Hailley of Baku, Azerbaijan, Elizabeth Mooney and husband Michael of Lino Lakes, Minn., Christopher Felter and wife Bettina of Vienna, Austria; grandchildren Ainsley, Grayson and McKenna Felter, Diana, Selene and Norwood Mooney, Sandro Gastinger; step-children Stanley Wright of Sayre, Robert Wright and wife Sheila of Waverly, Paul Wright and wife Dayle of Granville Summit, Rosey Chilson and husband Eric of Ulster; step-grandchildren Devin and Alisha Wright, Kristin and Kendra Burke, Jenna, Skylar and Allexa King, Cheyanne and Wyatt Chilson; step-great grandson Axel; siblings Corey Sickler Jr. and wife Yvonne, Betty Bates and husband Don, Cookie Sickler, Glen Sickler and wife Mary Lou, Wayne Sickler, Jean Mader and husband Harry; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings LaRue Vandemark, Peggy Sickler, Roland, Theodore, Robert, Charles, Terry and Kenneth Sickler. The funeral service will be held at noon on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington Township, Pa. The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Inpatient Unit of Guthrie Troy Community Hospital to be used for wound care equipment, 275 Guthrie Drive, Troy, PA in Carol's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 7/6/2015
SKRYPKA –HELENA ‘HELEN’ HOFLER, 91, of West Burlington Twp., Pa., passed away at home on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Born on March 25, 1923 in Providence, R.I., Helena Margaret was a daughter of the late Stanislaw and Stefania (Aleskiewicz) Skrypka. After graduating in 1945 from Classical High School in Rhode Island, she continued her education at Rodgers Williams General Hospital with the goal of becoming a Navy Nurse. In furtherance of this goal, she joined the Cadet Nurse Corp, but WWII ended before graduation and her dream to be a Navy Nurse ended. Helena had a varied career in many phases of nursing. One of her first positions was at the Brown University Infirmary in Providence where she met and married her first husband, Richard I. Stevens, a student attending the university. Helena worked in many hospitals from California to New York with extended positions in Madison, Wis. and Endicott, N.Y.'s Ideal Hospital. She founded and was a former president of Rehab Concepts Corp., a rehabilitation management program working with the insurance industry. Throughout her career, Helena was a strong advocate for patient rights and patient care. On April 8, 1961 she married Joseph Conrad Hofler Jr. at Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, N.Y. Surviving are her loving husband of 53 years, Joseph; two sons, Richard (Cathy) of Endicott, N.Y. and Joseph III of Ithaca, N.Y.; a daughter, Rebecca of Lake Placid, N.Y.; and three grandchildren, Richard, Jennifer and Andrew. She was predeceased by her first husband in 1960 and her daughter Stephany in 2006. In honor of Mrs. Hofler's wishes, there will be no funeral services and burial will be private by family in Mountain Lake Cemetery next to her daughter. Memorials may be made to the Bradford County Library, 16093 Route 6, Troy, PA or Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 8/19/2014
SLATER – Clark Slater died at his home in Burlington borough, Sunday morning, October 25, following a stroke of apoplexy, from which he never rallied. He is survived by a wife and four sons: Wallace W. of West Burlington, George E. of Mac (?), Daniel S. of Athens, Roa E. of Wallace, Idaho. The funeral was held Wednesday at 1 o’clock at the hose and 1:30 at the M.E. Church in Burlington. Interment was in the Mt. Lake Cemetery
Glenn E. SLATER, 65, of Towanda RR 3, Burlington Township, PA, died Tuesday, June 20, 1995 at memorial Hospital, Towanda, Born November 23, 1929 in Towanda, he was a son of the late Earl D. and Lura Alexander Slater. Glenn attended the Luthers Mills and troy schools and in early years was employed by several area farms. He was later employed as a truck driver and worked for Burlington and West Burlington townships for many years. He also served as a school bus driver for the Towanda and troy school districts for eight years. Glenn was a volunteer delivery man for the Meals on Wheels program in Towanda and was a member of the Bradford County Old Timers Association, Tioga County early Days and the Chemung Valley Old Timers Association. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Fox Slater; children and their spouses, Glenda L. Slater of troy, Glenn R. and Sheila Slater of Cayuta, NY, Paul W. and Lou Ann Slater of Canton, Delores E. and Larry Brownsberger of Abilene, TX, carol M. Allen and Randy Lattimer of Spring Lake, PA and Robin A. Clifford H., Duane E., Sara E. and Liston E. Slater, all at home; six grandchildren and two step-grandchildren; two step-great-granddaughters; brothers and sisters-n-law, George and Sharon Slater and E. warwin and Iona Slater, all of Burlington; a brother, Ronald Slater of Armenia Mountain; a sister, Ellen Sandor of Wyalusing; a sister and brother-in-law, Wilma and Leon Barone of Elmira Heights, NY; a special aunt, Bertha Slater Isbell of Towanda RR 1; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; close friends, Clara and Walter Irons and family of Athens, Mary Slater of Troy and Rex and Mary Strange of Milan. He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Iona Brink; and a brother, Philip Slater. Funeral services were held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda on June 23 with the Rev. Kermit Schrawder officiating and interment to be in the Mt. Lake Cemetery, Burlington Township, PA.
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Mrs. Adelia SMITH Walborn, wife of Peter Walborn, died at her home on Canton Avenue at 6 o’clock Friday morning, following a brief illness with pneumonia. Deceased was 78 years of age and is survived by her husband, four sons - Frank of Burlington Township and Clarence, George and Seymour of Monroeton, and one daughter - Mrs. Harriet French of Athens. Two brothers - William Smith of West Burlington and Seymour Smith of Burlington, also survive her. Funeral services will be held at her late home on Sunday at 1 o’clock. Interment in Mountain Lake Cemetery.
SMITH - SELLECK, MYRTLE M. Services for Myrtle M. Selleck, 84, of Mountain Lake, Towanda, were held Feb. 24 from Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home with Rev. William Barnes and Rev. Jasper Smith officiating. Interment was in Mountain Lake Cemetery. Mrs. Selleck died Feb. 21, 1984 at ther home. She was born Sept. 16, 1899 in Franklin Twp., daughter of Frank and Roszilla Merring Smith. She was a member of Iona Grange for over 69 years and Lady Lynne Rebecca Lodge. She served on the board of elections in Burlington Twp. For many years and was judge of elections. She was a member of Burlington United Methodist Church. Her survivors include sons, Robert of Towanda and Raymond of Wellsburg, NY; daughter, Mrs. Merle (Doris) Bacon, Towanda; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Merton Smith of Towanda and Mahlon Smith of Conklin, NY;
THOMAS H. SOULSBY JR., 62 well known resident of Wysox RR 2 went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born Dec. 7, 1940 in Elmira, N.Y. he was the son of Betty Johnson Little and the late Thomas H. Soulsby Sr. Thomas was employed by the Dibble Sawmill in Monroeton, Johnson and Heeman Stone Quarry and he also worked in the coal mines in Dushore. He attended the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Monroeton. Thomas enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving are his wife of 24 years, Nellie Strope Soulsby at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Robin and Dennis Manuel of New Albany, Dawn and Mark Bailey of Luthers Mills; three sons and daughters-in-law, James and Rose Harkness Jr. of Bluefield, W.Va., Robert and Tammy Harkness of Durrell, John and Chastity Harkness of North Orwell; 16 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; his mother, Betty Little of Florida; a sister, Denis Newman of Freeland, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be in Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington Township. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. –Towanda Daily Review
DARRAN CHARLES SPENCER, 33, of Ulster Township, Pennsylvania, died Monday morning, July 9, 2018, following a motor vehicle accident on Route 220, in Albany Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Darran was born in Sayre, Pennsylvania, on April 21, 1985, the son of Timothy C. Spencer and Belinda Cassellbury Spencer. He was a graduate of Athens Area High School with the Class of 2004. As a student, Darran was a member of Future Farmers of America and attended Bradford County Vo-Tech in North Towanda. Following high school, Darran worked various jobs including driving truck and subsequently assisted his father in his woodworking business. He returned to living his dream, driving truck, and was employed by Wolf Pack Rentals, in North Towanda, at the time of his death. Darran loved spending time with his family, especially fun times taking his nieces and nephews bowling. He loved the outdoors and kayaking. Darran will be remembered for always being willing to be of assistance to others. Surviving are his parents, Belinda and Tim Spencer of Smithfield Township; sisters, Desirea Delker and husband Jason of Picture Rocks, Pennsylvania; Dana Spencer of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania; nieces, Taylor Spencer and Autumn Delker; nephews, Dominick Spencer and Jayme Spencer; maternal grandmother, Shirley Tice and husband Lewis of Litchfield, Pennsylvania; his girlfriend, Lynda Tull of Ulster Township; as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. Darran was predeceased by his niece, Morgan Delker. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, July 16, 2018, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pennsylvania. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home with Pastor Arnie Johnson, of the Harvest House Community Church, Hornbrook, Pennsylvania, officiating. Interment will be private in Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington Township, Pennsylvania. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to a charity or organization of one’s choice in memory of Darran Charles Spencer. –Towanda Daily Review 7/12/2018
–EDNA E. SWARTWOOD WITTIE was born on March 8, 1925 in Mountain Lake in
Bradford County, PA. She was the only child of Carlton Ward and Georgia
Bernadeen (Dibble) Swartwood. Edna lived in Fairview in Bradford County
until her father's death in 1934 at which time she and her mother moved to
East Smithfield, PA on April 26, 1944. Edna was united in marriage with
Leslie A. Wittie of Milan and they resided and raised their children on the
family farm. Mrs. Wittie was an avid reader preferring mysteries and
autobiographies. She was a member of the Independent Baptist Church of
Towanda. There she taught nursery class for 40 years. In East Smithfield,
she was a member of the Good Neighbors Club, held office as a Board Member
of the Bradford County Old Timer's Association, and was a former member of
the WCTU. She is predeceased by her husband of 49 years Leslie A. Wittie on
March 1, 1993, a very special daughter Martha in 2003, father, Carlton Ward
Swartwood, mother Georgia Bernadeen Dibble Chilson and stepfather, Arthur
Chilson in 1987. Edna is survived by her sons: Bruce (Cheryl) Wittie of
Burlington, PA and Walter (Susan) Wittie of Milan, PA, grandchildren: Jackie
(William) King of Gillett, PA, Michele (David) Russel of Spencer, NY,
Jennifer Wittie of Sayre, PA, and Wesley Wittie of Wellsburg, NY,
great-grandchildren Dalton Russell of Spencer, NY, and special cousin Stella
Spenser of Luthers Mills, PA. Friends and family may call on Saturday,
December 27, 2014 from 12pm – 2pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and
Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral
Services will follow at 2pm at the funeral home with the Rev. Donn Hauser
officiating. Burial will be in Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington, PA at the
convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Mrs. Wittie's
memory to the: Independent Baptist Church, 109 Cherry Street, Towanda, PA.
–Towanda Daily Review 12/25/2014