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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington Township, Bradford County, PA 
Obituaries

 

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Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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

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

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

SPEARS - Donald L. Spears, 85, well-known resident of Burlington, Pa., died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Twp., Pa.  Born Sept. 10, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of the late Donald and Dorothy L. JACKSON Spears.  Don was a graduate of Northwestern High School, Detroit, Michigan, Sioux Falls College, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pa.  Following High School, Don entered the U.S. Army Air Corps where he served in the 17th Bomb Group, Squadron 344, as a bombardier in the European Theatre, during World War II. Don was a recipient of the Air Medal and Clusters.  Don served for three years as a circuit minister for hospitals and prisons in Pennsylvania. He later served as associate pastor of the First Baptist Church in Birmingham, Mich. He was later employed by Fruehauf Trailer Company as Southeastern District Finance Manager, served as Finance Manager and District Representative for the General Tire Company and served as Managing Director of Billing for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, retiring in 1984. While in Michigan, Don was active in musical and little theatre productions in metropolitan Detroit with Robert F. Hampton Productions and Midtown Players.  Following his retirement in 1984, he moved to Burlington, Pa., where he served as president of the Burlington Borough Council and was active in many community affairs. Don was a past exalted ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda, served as lodge organist and as chairman of the community and social welfare committee.  He also was an instrumental participant in the development of the annual Elks Minstrel and holiday Melodies in Towanda.  He was a member of Troy American Legion Post No. 49 and 40 Hommes Et 8 Chevak Bradford and Sullivan County Voiture Locale No. 549. He was an honorary founder of the Elks National Foundation.  Surviving are: his sister-in-law, Jeanne Spears of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends, Rhea K. Johnston and Linda Russell Moyer, both of Towanda.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria GRANT Spears, in 1945; infant son, Donald L. Spears Jr., in January, 1943; sisters, Eleanor Florence Filley, Dorothy Louise Dell, Donnah Pullen and Jessie L. Dusman; brothers, William H. Spears and Arthur J. Spears; and sister-in-law, Margaret Spears.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. James Hollister, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington Twp, Pa., with Troy American Legion Post No. 49 according full military honors.  The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday evening, Nov. 20, at the funeral home. Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191 will hold a memorial service at 7 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Towanda Elks Lodge, 929 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848 or to the charity or organization of one's choice in Donald L. Spears memory.  15 Nov. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

CARL R. SPENCER, 86 of Burlington and Towanda died Tuesday evening, Oct. 9, 2001 at the Bradford County Manor, Burlington.  Born April 27, 1915 in Sayre, he was a son of the late Edward A. and Cora Blanche Jennings Spencer.  Carlyle was a 1934 graduate of Towanda High School and a 1938 graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College.  In earlier years he taught school in Bentley Creek.  He entered the U.S. Navy during World War II where he participated in the invasion of Normandy on D-Day and later served in the Pacific Theatre.  After his return home he was employed by Gillette’s Drug Store in Towanda, where he had been employed since the age of 10.  After the death of Robert Schacht, Carlyle became a co-owner-along with John Daly-of the drug store until 1975 when he retired due to ill health.  He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and the World War II Last Man’s Club.  He is survived by his brother, Donald Spencer of Towanda; nieces, Carol Ann Spencer of Towanda and Sharon (David) Weed of Towanda; nephews, Dale Spencer of Sweet Valley, Pa. and Alan Spencer of Rochester Hills, Mich.; several great-nieces and great-nephews.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington Township with the Rev. Leonard Shatkus, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Towanda officiating.  Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord full military honors at the cemetery.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Library, RR 3, Troy, Pa. or the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, Pa. in Mr. Spencer’s memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  There are no calling hours.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

SPENCER Carole Ann Spencer

72, of 1057 Golden Mile Road, Towanda, Wysox Twp., died early Wednesday morning, March 7, 2012 at Kindred Hospital in Wilkes-Barre.  Carole Ann was born Dec. 30, 1939 in Barton, N.Y. the daughter of Donald J. and Aurelia Dunning Spencer. She was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1957 and was later employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare in Towanda for many years until her retirement. Carole Ann loved spending time with her family, was an avid reader and enjoyed making jewelry.  Surviving are her sister, Sharon L. (David) Weed of Towanda; brothers Alan L. (Madeline) Spencer of Orlando, Fla., Donald L. Root of Buffalo, N.Y., and Kevin J. (Lisa) Root of West Seneca, N.Y.; nieces Doreen Schrader of Towanda, Deidra Spencer of Sweet Valley, Kelly Spencer of Orlando, Fla., Katie Root of Buffalo, N.Y., Tracy Rosner of New Bern, N.C., Kay Spencer of Daytona, Fla. and Cindy Spencer of Orchard Park, N.Y.; nephews Derrick Spencer of Sweet Valley, Jason Root and Daniel Root of Buffalo, N.Y., Kevin Root and Eric Root of West Seneca, N.Y.; and several great nieces, great nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Dale Jennings Spencer in 2005.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church, South Main St., Towanda, with Pastor Jira Albers officiating. Interment will be in Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington, Twp. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Contributions may be directed to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Carole Ann Spencer's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review – March 8, 2012

 

CARLYLE R. SPENCER, 86 of Burlington and Towanda died Tuesday evening Oct. 9, 2001 at the Bradford County Manor, Burlington.  Born April 27, 1915 in Sayre he was a son of the late Edward A. and Cora Blanche Jennings Spencer.  Carlyle was a 1934 graduate of Towanda High School and a 1938 graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College.  In earlier years, he taught school in Bentley Creek.  He entered the U.S. Navy during World War II, where he participated in the invasion of Normandy on D-Day and later served in the Pacific Theatre.  After his return home, he was employed by Gillette’s Drug Store in Towanda where he had been employed since the age of 10.  After the death of Robert Schacht, Carlyle became a co-owner – along with John Daly – of the drug store until 1975 when he retired due to ill health.  He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and the World War II Last Man’s Club.  He is survived by his brother, Donald Spencer of Towanda; nieces, Carol Ann Spencer of Towanda and Sharon (David) Weed of Towanda; nephews, Dale Spencer of Sweet Valley, Pa. and Alan Spencer of Rochester Hills, Mich.; several great-nieces and great-nephews.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday Oct. 13 at the Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington Township with the rev. Leonard Shatkus, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Towanda officiating.  Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord full military honors in the cemetery.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Library, RR 3, Troy, Pa. or the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, Pa. in Mr. Spencer’s memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home, Towanda.  There are no calling hours.  –Towanda Daily Review

CARRIE M. SPENCER HICKOK
Wife of Edwin C. Hickok, died in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Monday, April 18th, after a short illness. She was born on October 13, 1902, at Mountain Lake and became known to hundreds of people through her association with the Mountain Lake Hotel, which is owned and managed by her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Griffin Spencer. She was graduated from Troy High School in 1922 and from Mansfield State Teachers College with the class of 1925. Her marriage to Mr. Hickok took place on June 18, 1930.  She is survived by her husband and three small children, Dorothy, Paul and Mary Hickok; and her parents.  The body was brought to the Soper & Mosher Funeral Home here. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Episcopal church on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with further services under the tent at the Mountain Lake Cemetery at 3:30 o’clock. The Rev. Paul Brown of the local Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in Mountain Lake Cemetery.

DALE JENNINGS SPENCER, 63, of Sweet Valley, Pa., died Monday, June 6, 2005, at his home.  Born July 1, 1941, in Sayre, he was the son of the late Donald J. Spencer and Aurelia Dunning Spencer.  Dale attended the Athens Area High School in Athens and later served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.  Following the completion of his military service Dale was employed as a truck driver for a number of years.  In July of 1997 he purchased the former Sit in Bull Tavern in Sweet Valley, which he re-named Spencer’s Western Café and operated until the time of his death.  He was a member of American Legion Post No. 672, in Dallas, Pa.  Surviving are his children, Derrick Spencer and his wife, Liz Spencer, of Plains, Pa., Doreen Schrader and her husband, Bart Schrader, of Towanda and Deidra Dimopolus of Highwood, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; his sisters, Carol Ann Spencer of Towanda and Sharon Weed and her husband David Weed of Wysox; his brothers, Alan Spencer and his wife, Madeline Spencer, of Rochester Hills, Mich., David Root and his wife, Kathy Root, of Angola, N.Y., Kevin Root and his wife, Lisa Root, of West Seneca, N.Y., and Mark Richlin and his wife of Dushore; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Dale Spencer on Dec. 30, 1989.  The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Pastor Tim Geiger officiating.  Interment will be in Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington Township, with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the charity or organization of one’s choice in Dale’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

DONALD J. SPENCER, 84, of 516 Fourth Street, Towanda, Pa., died Sunday afternoon, April 27, 2003, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born September 15, 1918 in Burlington, Pa., he was a son of the late Edward A. Spencer and Cora Blanche Jennings Spencer.  Donald was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1936.  In early years, Donald was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda.  He later attended the Williamsport Technical School where he received his education in welding.  Don was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Infantry in Germany, and was a former prisoner of war.  He was employed by Ward LaFrance in Elmira, N.Y. for 36 years until his retirement.  Don was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and the World War II Last Man’s Club.  He enjoyed hunting and playing pitch with his friends.  Surviving are; a daughter, Carol Ann Spencer, of Towanda; a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and David Weed, of Towanda; a son, Dale Spencer of Rochester Hills, Michigan; five grandchildren, Doreen Schrader and her husband Bart Schrader, of Towanda, Deidra Spencer of Shavertown, Pa., Derrick Spencer of Shavertown, Pa., Tracy Rosner and her husband Stuart Rosner of New Bern, N.C., and ten great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by; a grandson, Dale Spencer, in December of 1989 and his brother, Carlyle R. Spencer on October 9, 2001.  The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating.  Interment will follow in Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington Township, Pa. with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main Street, Towanda, Pa. in Donald J. Spencer’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

SPENCER EDWARD C
Daily Review April 23, 2007
Edward C. Spencer, 76, of RR 2 Ulster (Smithfield Township), Pa., died Saturday, April 21, 2007, at his home surrounded by his loving family.  Born Oct. 3, 1930, in Asylum Township, Pa., he was the son of Mable Wood Spencer and the late Emmett Spencer. Ed attended East Smithfield High School.  On May 9, 1959, he married the former Anne E. Everson in East Smithfield, Pa.  In earlier years Ed worked on the family farm in Ulster Township, then he was employed by the Dowd Building Supply Co. in Waverly, N.Y., for 22 years and later employed by Leprino Foods in Waverly until his retirement in 1993.  After his retirement he enjoyed spending time working with his son, Timothy Spencer, and grandson, Darran Spencer, at their saw mill. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and spending time outdoors. Surviving are: his wife, Anne E. Spencer, at home; his mother, Mable Spencer of the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda; his son and daughter-in-law; Timothy C. Spencer and Belinda Spencer of RR 2, Ulster, Pa.; his daughter and son-in -law, Pamela R. Dickson and Judd Dickson of Waverly, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Desirea Spencer, Darran Spencer, Dana Spencer and Amanda Dickson; a great-grandson, Dominick James Spencer; his brothers, Henry D. Spencer and his wife, Loretta Spencer, of Milan RR 1, Richard D. Spencer and his wife, Laura Spencer, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Bernard E. Spencer and his wife, Lisa Spencer, of Ulster RR2, and Michael E. Spencer and his wife, Donna Spencer, of Ulster RR2; sisters Irene E. Bishop and her husband, Jack Bishop, of Ulster, Marian L. Jefferson and her husband, George Jefferson, of Milan RR1., and Joyce A. Benjamin and her husband, Jerome Benjamin, of Columbia Cross Roads; two aunts, Marjorie Elliott and her husband, Wilbur Elliott, of Liberty Corners and Hettie Johnson of Towanda; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his father, Emmett Spencer, Ed was preceded in death by his sister Myrtle Harding. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster, with Pastor Nathan Blow officiating. The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington Township, Pa. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Memorial Hospice, or to Memorial Home Healthcare, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa., 18840, in Edward C. Spencer's memory.  Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

 

SPENCER Lincoln D. "Linc" Spencer

91, of Madigan Road, Luthers Mills, PA died Sunday evening, Oct. 2, 2011 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Twp., Pa.  Born June 3, 1920 at Mt. Lake, Pa. he was the son of the late Lyman and Eleanor Dinsmore Spencer. "Linc "was a graduate of Troy High School class of 1937.  In early years, he was employed by the Cornell University Agricultural College for five years and by Smith Corona in Groton, N.Y. for seven years. He was later employed by the Friden Division of Singer Inc. in Rochester, N.Y. for 17 years and by the Mesa Lutheran Hospital in Mesa, Ariz. for 15 years, retiring in 1987.  On Oct. 6, 1987 he married the former Stella Lantz Weed. Linc was a member of the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church, and the Wheel Inn in Ralston, Pa., the Senior Citizens Bowling League and the Educational Keglers Bowling League.  Surviving are his wife, Stella Weed at home; three children, Jane Marie Gerber and husband Larry of Las Vegas, Nev., Nancy Lynn Sergeant and husband William R. of Scottsdale, Ariz. and John Lyman Spencer of Apache Junction, Ariz.; six grandchildren, Janine Weaver and husband Norman and Dorothy Scroppo and husband Joe of Las Vegas, Nev., Laurry Baker and husband Randy of Grand Rapids, Mich., Ian Sergeant of and Terra Sergeant of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Kelly Spencer of Apache Junction, Ariz.; six great grandchildren; a brother and sister in law, Selden and Jean Spencer of New Paltz, N.Y.; and several nieces , nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Julia McIntosh, and a sister and brother in law, Patricia and Harold Selleck.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 at the Maryott- Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with his son-in-law, Rev. Larry Gerber officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Lake Cemetery, Burlington Twp., Pa. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church, in care of Kathy Wolstenholme, Treasurer, RR 1 Box 277 B, Towanda, PA 18848 in Lincoln D. Spencer's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – October 4, 2011

 

PAULINE STALFORD SHULTS
Pauline Stalford Shults, 83, formerly of Towanda RR 3, Burlington Township, PA died Monday, May 1, 1995 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born May 28, 1911 in Sayre, PA she was a daughter of the late Scott W. and Katherine Hunter Stalford. She was married to Frank L. Shults who preceded her in death in 1984. Mrs. Shults was employed by Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda and also assisted her husband, Frank, in the operation of their farm in Granville for many years. Surviving are a brother, Malcolm Stalford of Greens Landing, PA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Viola and Wilson Archer of Mountain View, MO and Marie and Dr. Marion of Mountain View; a special niece, Dorothy Duford of Athens RR 1; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special friend, Leila O'Connor of Chemung View Apartments, Athens. She was preceded in death by three sons. Funeral services were held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda on May 3 with the Rev. David Wilkerson officiating and interment to be in Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington Township. Memorials may be sent to the Bradford Unit of the American Cancer Society, 413 S Main St., Athens, PA 18810 in Mrs. Shults' memory. (TGR Thursday, May 4, 1995)

STILSON Glenn Patrick, Sr. Age 57 of Elmira, NY, died Friday, September 9, 2005, with his loving family by his side. Glenn was born May 13, 1948 in Sayre, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Glenn and Dorothy (Wright) Stilson. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era and was a former member of the American Legion, Milltown, PA. Glenn was formerly employed by Kennedy Valve, Elmira, NY. Survivors include his loving wife of 27 years, Penny (Vanderpool) Stilson at home; daughter, Patricia Stilson of Elmira, NY; sons, Glenn (Amy) Stilson Jr. of Barton, NY, and Patrick (Dawn) Stilson of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Christopher, Dylan, Alexis, Hannah, Parker, Marissa, Katlyn, Isaiah and Anthony; special niece, Amiee; and special nephew, Timothy; brothers, Ralph and Leo Stilson, both of Elmira, NY; sisters, Donna (Phil) Johnson of Elmira, Velda Guiles of Athens, PA, and Katherine (Duane) Bodine of Bentley Creek, PA; several in-laws, and numerous nieces and nephews. Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Dorothy Stilson. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, September 15, 2005, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral and Committal services will follow there immediately after visitation (3 p.m.). Military Honors will be accorded at the funeral home. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington Township, PA.

Donald Manley STROPE, 73, of Towanda RR 3, Burlington Township, PA and formerly of Niagara Falls, NY died Tuesday, June 1, 1999 at his home.  Born February 27, 1926 in Burlington Township, the Highlands, PA, he was a son of the late Oliver and Flossie McNeal Strope.  He attended school at Luthers Mills and Niagara Falls, NY un 1941.  Donald was the owner of Strope’s Wrecking Yard in Burlington Twp., PA and Strope’s Shamrock Hotel in Sayre.  Surviving are his wife, Lois Blow Strope; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and barry Harshbarger of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; son and daugher-in-law, Larry and Betty Jo Shults of Wyalusing, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Donna Strope Esposito and Anthony Esposito of Towanda RR 3, PA; sisters, Flora Strope Scarupa of Niagara Falls, NY, Mattie J. Strope of Sayre, PA, Dorothy Strope Seymour of Sayre, PA; special son, Ray Jackson of Towanda RR 3; special grandson, Robert Parker of Towanda RR 3; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.   He was preceded in death by his father in 1957 and his mother in 1979; brothers, Deroy, Howard, Warren and Kenneth.  Funeral services were held June 4 at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home in Ulster wit the Rev. David Wilkerson, pastor of the Church on the Hill in Milan, officiating and interment to be in Mt. Lake Cemetery, Burlington.  Memorial donations may be directed to Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 or to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 148 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 1701-3945 in Mr. Strope’s memory.  Troy Gazette Register

STROPE - Henrietta, two-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Strope, who live on the old turnpike about three miles northwest of Monroeton, was overcome by smoke yesterday morning at her home and died not long afterward at the office of Dr. Earl Newhart here.  A younger sister, Susan, aged eight months and a brother, John, aged four, were likewise overcome, but were resusciated at Dr. Newhart's office and then hurried to the Robert Packer Hospital.  Their condidtion at the hospital was reported last night as being good and unless they contract pneumonia as a result of inhaling so much smoke, they are expected to be able to return home shortly.  The funeral of little Henritta will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of Leonard Strope, Overshot, with burial in the Mountain Lake Cemetery.  The tragedy occured while the parents were out of the house, the father on his milk route, and the mother out in the barn doing chores.  When she returned to the house, Mrs. Stope found that the room she had left the children full of smoke, and the children unconsious.  She removed them to the outdoors and then called a neighbor, Mrs. Robert BRENNAN, who helped her try to resuscitate them.  The women also pulled a studio couch and a baby crib out of the room and as soon as possible, the outdoor air fanned the embers smouldering in the bed-clothing on the couch and in the crib, they burst into flames.  However, there was no fire in the room when Mrs. Strope returned from the barn, only dense smoke and the children were in no way burned.  Aid was summoned from Monroeton and Towanda, Sergeant Ralph STROH and Corporal Thomas BETSKO of the Motor Police detail here starting out with an inhalator from the Northern Pennsylvania Power Co.  They met a car carrying the children on the outskirts of the borough and followed them to the offices of Dr. Newhart at 308 Main Street.  There Dr. NEWHART, the two officers and Floyd GALE of the Northern Pennsylvania Power Co. applied the inhalator to the three children.  They succeded in reviving the baby Susan, and John, the 4-year old boy, but Henrietta diedwithout regaining consciouisness.  Susan and John were then rushed to the hospital in the Thomas P MILLER ambulance.  Sergeant Ralph STROH, Corporal Thomas BETSKO and Deputy Coroner V.L. GRENELL conducted an investigation yesterday afternoon and last evening.  From what they could observe and from what Mrs. Strope told them it is believed that, the boy tried to put a piece of  wood into a heating  stove while the mother was out of the house.  This piece of wood partly charred, was found jutting from the stove door after Mrs. Strope returned to the home.  Sparks from this wood are believed to have ignited bed clothes in the crib and onto the studio couch where John and Henrietta were lying.  John evidently had removed the baby from her crib because she was on the floor when the mother returned and because she was on the floor, it is beleived she did not get as much smoke at the others.  Pallbears for Henrietta were: Mylen MADIGAN, Clinton MADIGAN, Merle BACON, Roy ANDRUS.  Burial Mountain Lake Cemetery.  Daily Review 16 Dec. 1943.  Submitted by Reva Wagner

JOHN EDWARD ‘STROPEY’ STROPE, 63, of Rome, Pa., died Wednesday, July 9, 2003 at his home. He was born Sept. 3, 1939 in Burlington Township, Pa., a son of the late Isaac and Anna Brown Strope Sr. John was employed by State Aggregates in Wysox for 25 years, retiring in April 2002. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, building fireplaces and birdhouses. John loved spending time with his grandchildren. Surviving are his wife, Linda Ousterout Strope, at home; his children, Lori Watkins and her husband, Anthony Watkins of Watkins Glen, N.Y., Leonard Strope of Towanda, Pa., Terry Ford and her husband Roger Ford of Rome, Pa., Janice Brown and her husband, Joe Brown of Rome, Pa., John Strope and his wife Diana Strope of Rome, Pa., Gerald Strope of Rome, Pa., Karen Weaver and her husband Robert Weaver of Wysox, Pa., Tammy Strope and her fiancé, Billy Allen of Wysox; 12 grandchildren, Christopher, Travis, Andrea, Mariah, and David, Rachel and Ryan, Dawson, Brigitte, Madisyn, Kala and Kyle; a brother, Isaac Strope Jr. of Towanda, Pa.; five sisters, Susie Scott and her husband, Duane Scott of Towanda, Helen Johnson and her husband Charles Johnson of Burlington, Pa.; Nellie Soulsby of Wysox, Faith Dickerson and her husband, Steve Dickerson of Wysox, Rose Gross and her husband John Gross of Wysox, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a son, Edward Strope in 1986, a brother, Leonard Strope, and a sister, Henrietta Strope. The funeral service will be held Sunday, July 13, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Internment will be in the Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington Township, Pa. Submitted by Carol Brotzman. –Towanda Daily Review.

MATTIE J. STROPE age 77 of Niagara Falls, N.Y., formerly of North Elmira Street, Sayre died Wednesday, April 5, 2000 at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston, N.Y.  Born Feb. 11, 1923 in Burlington Township, Pa. she was a daughter of the late Oliver and Flossie McNeal Strope.  Mattie attended school in Luthers Mills and was formerly employed by the Bradford County Manor and by Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law; Donald and Karen Goodrich of Milan RR 1; stepson; Mike Strope of Grand Island, N.Y.; grandson; Jerry Goodrich; granddaughter; Shannon Tappan; three great-grandchildren; Sarah Tappan, Jacob Donald Goodrich and Joselyn Goodrich; two sisters, Flora Scarupa with whom she resided in Niagara Falls, N.Y. and Dorothy Seymour of Sayre; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Myron Strop on April 7, 1997 and LaVerne Goodrich on Jan. 1, 1977.  A memorial service will be announced at a later date.  Interment will be in Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington Township.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster.  –Towanda Daily Review

STROPE - Pruyne, Wealtha Strope-dies, has 93 survivors.- 89, formerly of Luthers Mills died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Judson Bailey, in North Towanda Township Saturday morning.  Besides Mrs. Bailey, survivors are three sons, Harry and Wallace of Sayre and Fred of Athens.; another daughter, Mrs. Nellie Fairbanks of Athens.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Hattie Strope, of Troy; 47 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren. The body is at the Bailey home where services will be held Monday afternoon. Burial will be in Mountain Lake Cemetery. Rev. Lewis Bachman will officiate.

 

TALADA Shirley M. Moore

86, of Sayre, Pa., died on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at home following an extended illness.  She was born on March 31, 1925, in Athens, Pa., the daughter of the late Lewis and Minnie Mae Talladay Talada.  Shirley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a member of the Sayre Christian Church. Shirley worked at the Blue Swan Mills, as well as a crossing guard for Athens Area School District. She was an avid reader. Shirley will be noted for her sense of humor.  She is predeceased by her husband Walter; grandson, Jeffrey M. Moore; 11 brothers, sisters and their spouses, and lifelong friend Betty Stolicker.  Shirley is survived by her children, Steve and Nancy Moore of Litchfield, Pa., Jeffrey Moore of Sayre, Pa., and Lynne Lowell and significant other Mark Rutledge of Athens, Pa.; grandchildren Travis Moore and fiancé Nicki, Justin and April Moore, Kelley Moore, Nathan Lowell and fiancé Jessica Hunter, Keeley Lowell and fiancé David Sprowls; great-grandchildren Mattison Moore, Harmony Moore, Caroline Moore, Brayden Lowell, and Jonah Lowell; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and two life-long friends Bobbi Besecker and Anne Bailey.  Family and friends may call on Saturday, March 10, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. James Donahoo from Sayre Christian Church officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Shirley’s memory to: Guthrie Hospice, R.R. #1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. 18848 Att: Clinical Coordinator.  Sayre Morning Times – March 8, 2012

 

THOMAS E. Herrick

E.H. Thomas one of Canton's oldest and most respected citizens died very suddenly while seated at the breakfast table.  He was born in Troy eighty-three years ago, and came to Canton in 1867, forming a partnership with Theodore Burk and Ansell Williams under the name of Burk, Thomas & Co.  Mr. Thomas was the last surviving member of the original firm.   1922   The Canton Sentinel   (E. Herrick Thomas)   

 

Joseph TROLLMAN, 76
Evening Times, Joseph Trollman, 76, of Waverly, N.Y., died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004. Born  in Yugoslavia, he was the son of Stephon and Eva Trollman. He married Madge Lillian Patricia Ann Clarke in Las Vegas on May 11, 1950. He graduated from high school in Los Angeles. He was a pasta maker for A&P Plant in Horseheads, N.Y., and a security guard at the State Line Auto Auction in Waverly. He was an avid hunter, bowler and collector of toy trucks. He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Steven Trollman, in 1955. He is survived by: his wife, Madge, at home; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Roy Hall of Athens, Darlene and Robert VanAlstine of Sayre and Cathy and Arthur Mabb of Oswego, N.Y.; sons, Patrick Arthur Trollman of Owego, N.Y., Lennie Trollman of New Orleans, La., and Pernell Trollman of Waverly; seven grandchildren; two brothers, William Olcot of California and James Olcot of Utah; two sisters, Helen Hansing of Oregon and Evie Olcot of California; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends may call Thursday, Oct. 7 from noon-2 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will follow Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. William Wells officiating. Burial will be in Mountain Lake Cemetery, Mountain Lake, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in his name to a charity of one's choice. Contributed by Carol Brotzman three nieces.  (TGR March 1, 1984)

 

TUTTLE Mr. Harmon Tuttle

77 years old, died Tuesday night at his home east of Burlington. His wife survives, two sons and a daughter. The funeral will be held at 2 this afternoon, and interment will be at Mountain Lake Cemetery.   TGR 1915

 

ULMER - Joy L. Ulmer Madigan, 42, wife of Dean E. Madigan of Towanda RR#3, Burlington Township, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at her home following a period of declining health. Born March 26, 1957, in Williamsport, PA, she was a daughter of Carl and Shirley Stroup Ulmer. Joy was a graduate of Jersey Shore High School, class of 1975, and Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, PA, class of 1981. On Aug. 14, 1982, she married Dean E. Madigan. Joy was a devoted member of the Independent Baptist Church, Towanda. She taught the ladies’ Sunday school class, assisted with vacation Bible school, was active in the Ladies Missionary Fellowship, participated in special music at the church and for several years prepared the church bulletin. She served as a Pennsylvania Baptist for Life crisis pregnancy adviser and taught Release Time Bible Club at East Troy. Joy enjoyed sewing, crafts, gardening and giving of her time to others. Surviving are her husband, Dean E. Madigan, at home; two daughters, Erin L. and Michelle L. Madigan, at home; parents Carl and Shirley Stroup Ulmer of Jersey Shore, PA; a sister and brother-in-law, Julie and Kelly Knowlden of Zions Grove, PA; a brother and sister-in-law, Daniel C. and Susan Ulmer of Jersey Shore, PA; three nieces, Rebekah Ulmer, Carrie Knowlden and Catherine Knowlden; three nephews, Keith Knowlden, Curtis Knowlden and Nathan Ulmer; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. The funeral service will be held Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at noon at the Independent Baptist Church, Towanda, with the Rev. Donn Hauser, pastor, officiating and the Rev. Lloyd Vaughn, assistant pastor, co-officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the church. Interment will be in Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington Township. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Independent Baptist Church, Cherry Street, Towanda, PA 18848, in Joy L. Madigan’s memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda

The Daily Review - Towanda, PA November 1, 1961
Guy WALBORN of Mt. Lake Passes Away
Guy F. Walborn, of Mountain Lake (Highlands), farmer, died Tuesday morning following an extended illness.  Mr. Walborn was 65 years of age, having been born April 3, 1896, in Towanda Township, the son of Frank and Adelia Bailey Walborn.  He operated a farm at Highlands until his health failed several years ago.  Mr. Walborn was a veteran of the First World War, having served in the Army, and is survived by three sons - Guy, Jr., Joseph and James, all of Canton; a daughter, Susie of Ulster, a stepson, David Gardner with the U.S. Army in Korea, two brothers, Milton of Powell and William of Luthers Mills, three sisters, Mrs. Mary Herda of North Towanda, Mrs. Pearl Schrader of Sayre and Mrs. Steve (Addie) Congdon of Ulster; several nephews and nieces.  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Maryott Funeral Home on York Avenue.  Rev. Thomas McClelland of the Mt. Lake Church will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Lake cemetery.

GUY WALBURN JR.
 Guy Frank Walburn Jr., 52, of Alba, Troy RR 1, PA, died Monday, July 11, 1994 at his home. Born March 4, 1942 in Sayre, he was a son of the late Guy Frank and Catherine Gardner Walburn Sr. Mr. Walburn was employed in construction in the area.  He was a member of the Laborer's International Union of North America and of the National Rifle Association. Surviving are a sister and brother-in-law, Susie and Dennis VanNess of Athens RR 1; brothers, David Gardner of Wyalusing, Joseph W. Walburn of Canton RR 2 and James H. Walburn of Canton RR 2; an aunt, Shirley Walburn of North Towanda; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with arrangements by the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda.  Interment will be in Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington Township. Memorials may be directed to the Rainbow Riders, Troy, PA 16947 in Mr. Walburn's memory. (TGR, Thursday, July 21, 1994)

Bradford Star - November 14, 1918
Peter WALBORN died November 6, 1918, at his home in Monroe, after a long illness, aged 88 years.  For many years he was a prominent farmer at Highland.  During the Civil War he served as a member of Company K, 210th Pennsylvania Volunteers.  Four sons and one daughter survive.  Funeral services were held Saturday; interment in Mountain Lake Cemetery.

 (Local News)  James WALDRON, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Waldron of Burlington died at 12:30 Tuesday morning at Camp Newbury, N. Y. from lobular pneumonia, following influenza.  He had been ill a week.  His parents survive and a wife to whom he was married in New York city a few months ago.  He was 20 years old enlisted more than a year ago.  The remains were brought to Burlington for interment. TGR 1918

WALDRON Hazel FAIRBANKS, age 85, of Burlington, PA, died August 26, 1999 at her residence.  She was born on April 8, 1914 in Burlington, PA, the daughter of the late Eleazer and Fannie (Dibble) Waldron.  She was employed as a manufacturer at Remington Rand in Elmira, NY for over 25 years.  Hazel is survived by her daughters, Jean (Arthur) Barnes of Burlington, PA, Bobbie (Lyall) Harris of Monroeton, PA; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Allen “Bob” Fairbanks; daughters, Phyllis Norton and Kate Fairbanks, and three brothers and three sisters.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family at Mountain Lake Cemetery, Mountain Lake, PA.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  Memorial contributions may be directed to one of the following:  American cancer Society, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701; Burlington United Methodist Church, RR 1, Box 22, East Smithfield, PA 18817; Mountain Lake Cemetery Association, s/o Robert Selleck Jr., RR 3, Box 186, Towanda, PA 18848.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, September 2, 1999

WALDRON –HAZEL (WALDRON) FAIRBANKS, 85, Burlington, PA, died August 26, 1999 at her residence.  Born on April 8, 1914 in Burlington, she was the daughter of the late Eleazer and Fannie (Dibble) Waldron.  She was employed as a manufacturer at Remington Rand in Elmira for over 25 years.  Mrs. Fairbanks enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and raising tropical fish along with spending time with her family.  She will always be remembered as a kind and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  Surviving are her daughters, Jean (Arthur) Barnes, Burlington, Bobbie (Lyall) Harris, Monroeton; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Allen “Bob” S. Fairbanks; daughters, Phyllis Norton and Kate Fairbanks; three brothers and three sisters.  Interment was at the convenience of the family at Mountain Lake Cemetery, Mountain Lake, PA.  Memorial contributions may be directed to one of the following: the American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA, Burlington United Methodist Church, RR 1, Box 22, East Smithfield, PA, or Mountain Lake Cemetery Association, c/o Robert Selleck Jr., RR 3, Box 186, Towanda, PA.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 W. Main Street, Troy, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

WOLESLAGLE - Albert Miller Woleslagle, 93, of Monroeton [Mountain Lake], PA died on Friday, September 7, 2007 at his home, surrounded by his family. Family and friends are welcome to call from 12:00-1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West  Main Street, Troy, PA. The funeral service to honor Albert’s life will be held Tuesday, September 11th at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Donn Hauser officiating. Burial will be in Mountain Lake Cemetery following the funeral service.  Albert was born on September 7, 1914 in East Troy, PA. He was the son of the late Guy B. and Lottie [Ellis] Woleslagle. Albert was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1933. A carpenter by trade, he worked for F.P. Case and Son of Troy until 1942 when he moved to the Glenn Allen farm at Mountain Lake and joined in partnership with Mr. Allen. After Mr. Allen’s passing, he assumed ownership of the farm until his retirement in 1977. Albert was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Troy, PA, but in later years attended the Independent Baptist Church of Towanda. Surviving Albert are his children: A. Allen [Gale] Woleslagle of Williamsport, PA; Duane G. [Sally] Woleslagle of Monroeton, PA; Joann L. [David] Wright of Laceyville, PA; and Gary M. [Sharon] Woleslagle of Montoursville, PA. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and 2 sisters: Doris [Woleslagle] Haven of Troy, PA and Helen [Woleslagle] Wrisley of Mainesburg, PA, along with several nieces and nephews. His parents preceded Albert in death, and also his first wife, Lucy [Wrisley] Woleslagle who died in 1939, and by his wife of 60 years, E. Louise [Allen] Woleslagle who died on April 9, 2001. He is also preceded in death by his daughter, Carol Marie Woleslagle who died on July 8, 2004, a brother, Ellis Woleslagle, and sisters Sarah [Woleslagle] Shaffer, Mary Ella [Woleslagle] Lyon, and June Woleslagle. Memorial contributions may be made in Albert’s memory to the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Bradford County, RR#1 Box 143, Towanda, PA 18848.

FRANCIS F. WATKINS, 72 of Rome RD 1 (Allis Hollow) died early Friday morning, Jan. 23, 1987 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Mr. Watkins was a former resident of Powell until 1982 when he moved to Allis Hollow to make his home.  Born March 17, 1914 in Powell, he was a son of John A. and Nellie Northrup Watkins.  Mr. Watkins attended the Powell School and was employed by the O. Ames Company Handle Factory in Monroeton for 35 years retiring in 1979.  He was affiliated with the Powell United Methodist Church and was a member of the Towanda American Legion Post #42, the Towanda Elks Lodge #2191; and Towanda Gun Club.  He was a veteran of World War II serving from May 1941 to July 1945 with the 255th signal construction in the European theater.  He received the Purple Heart Medal while serving in France.  He was preceded in death by his wife Althea Jones Watkins on July 11, 1969.  Surviving are his daughter, Vicki L. Watkins of Towanda; a son, Kevin Watkins of Rocky Mount, North Carolina; four grandchildren; three step-children; Mrs. Robert (Freda) Shannon of Canton, Mrs. Harry (Peggy) Johnson Jr. of Towanda and Robert Jackson of Powell; three brothers, Harry A. Watkins of Powell, Donald A. Watkins of Durell and Carl L. Watkins of Athens RD 2; a sister, Mrs. Charlotte House of Fort Pierce, Florida, also nieces and nephews.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Michael Stine, pastor of the Powell United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Mountain Lake Cemetery with the Towanda American Legion according military honors.  The family will receive friends Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review

CHARLES L. WEED
Charles L. Weed, 59, of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2, PA died suddenly at home Friday, January 26, 1996. He was born May 11, 1936 in Mountain Lake, PA, the son of Elmer and Alene Carmen Weed. He is survived by a daughter, Hope House of East Troy, PA; stepdaughter, Rebecca Phares of Bentley Creek, PA; sons, Larry Weed and Garry Weed, both of Athens RR 1, PA; sisters, Joyce Seymour of Big Pond, PA and Virginia Wood of Troy, PA; brothers, Kenneth Weed and Jerry Weed of Troy and Richard Weed of Columbia Cross Roads; 12 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Charles was predeceased by his father, Elmer Weed, November 11, 1995. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with arrangements by the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY. (TGR Thursday, February 1, 1996)

ELMER A. WEED
Elmer A. Weed, 88, of Wellsburg, NY, died Saturday, November 5, 1994. He was born March 14, 1906 in Mt. Lake, PA, the son of Nile and Alice Alexander Weed. Mr. Weed was a farmer most of his life and also worked in construction. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Alene Carman Weed; daughter, Virginia Wood of Troy; daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Fred Seymour of Columbia Cross Roads; son, Charles Weed of Columbia Cross Roads; sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Janet Weed of Troy, Gerald and Gracie Weed of Troy, Richard and Mickey Weed of Columbia Cross Roads, Max and Darlene Weed of Columbia Cross Roads; 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Geraldine, in 1931. Private graveside services were to be held at the convenience of the family with arrangements under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg. (TGR, Thursday, November 17, 1994)

GERALD A. ‘WEEDER’ WEED, 60 died in his Wetona home June 29, 2003.  Born in Burlington on March 13, 1943 he was the son of Elmer and Alene (Carman) Weed.  He was employed by the Rex R. Kinglsey Lumber Co. for many years.  He loved spending time with his family and the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting.  Surviving are his wife, Grace E. Weed, with whom he celebrated 35 years of marriage; daughters and son-in-law, Tina and Steve Padgett, Columbia Cross Roads, Linda Weed, Troy, Becky McClure, Columbia Cross Roads, tiffany Weed, East Troy; granddaughter, Brooke E. Padgett; brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Janet Weed, Troy, Richard and Mickie Weed and Max and Darlene Weed, all of Columbia Cross Roads; sister, Virginia Wood, Troy; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Fred Seymour, Columbia Cross Roads and several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Weed was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Alene Weed of Wellsburg, NY an infant sister, Geraldine Weed and a brother, Charles Weed.  A graveside service was held at Mountain Lake Cemetery July 3.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

WEED –ISADORE R. (WEED) FORD, 83, Columbia Cross Roads, PA died on March 12, 2002.  Born April 9, 1918 in Luthers Mills, PA the daughter of Nile and Alice (Alexander) Weed.  She was a homemaker and member of the Farmer Auxiliary in Factoryville, PA and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.  Surviving are sons, Fred E. (Patricia) Ford, Fall River, MA; Charles R. (Helen) Ford, Port St. Lucie, FL; daughters, Alice Marie Maiden, Lowman, NY and Barbara J. (John) Place, Strinestown, PA; eleven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces & nephews.  Her parents, husband and nine brothers and sisters predeceased her.  Interment was in the Mountain Lake Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., Troy, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

WHITE –FRANCES WHITE NORTON, 81, of  Towanda RD 3 (Burlington Township) died Tuesday morning October 18, 1983, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Alma and Robert Selleck, following and extended illness.  Born on Sept. 27, 1902 in Towanda, she was the daughter of Leroy and Dora Howland White.  She was a graduate of Towanda High School and was a resident of Burlington Township all her life with the exception of the last five years when she had failing health.  She went to make her home with her children.  On December 16, 1920, she married Eugene Norton.  Mrs. Norton loved her home and enjoyed working in the outdoors among her flowers and garden.   She was a member of the Burlington United Methodist Church.  She is survived by her children; Dale and Marguerite Norton and Stuart Norton all of Ulster RD 2; Alma and Robert Selleck of Towanda RD 3; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; her sisters, Mrs. Helen Vincent and Mrs. Robert –Eleanor) Travis, both of Towanda; her aunt, Mrs. Della Crandall also of Towanda; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband Eugene on July 12, 1977.  Private funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. William Barnes and Rev. Jasper Smith officiating.  Burial will be in Mountain Lake Cemetery.  The family will receive friends this evening from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

WHITEHEAD Elma
Fairview News) The funeral of Mrs. Lee Kenyon (Elma Whitehead) of Laddsburg,, was held at the Mountain Lake church, Saturday afternoon and interment was at Mountain Lake. Several from this place and Vroman Hill attended as Mrs. Kenyon’s girlhood home was here.TGR 1922

WHITEHEAD –IRENE K. DARROW, 82, of Troy, formerly of Mountain Lake, died Monday, April 8, 1985 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born July 6, 1902 in W. Burlington Township, the daughter of Andrew and Florence Kellogg Whitehead.  Mrs. Darrow was an active member of the Burlington United Methodist Church.  She was a member of the Iona Grange No. 272.  She is survived by a son, Paul Darrow of Towanda RD 1; daughters, Mrs. Dan (Florence) Doran of Wheeling West Virginia, Mrs. Robert (Ellen) Gumbert of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Elwyn (Vivian) Kie of Canton, Mrs. Gerald (Norma) Rubert of Owego, Mrs. Robert (Julia) Beach of Granville Summit; brother, Clarence Whitehead of Athens; brother, Willis Hall of Wilkes-Barre; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and brothers and sisters-in-law.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy with the Rev. Stephen Livermore and the Rev. William Barnes officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Lake Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Burlington United Methodist Church. –Towanda Daily Review.

WITTIE - Daily Review
On Nov. 21, 2003, God called one of his "Special People" home. Martha Christine Wittie, 46, of Athens, formally of Milan, died peacefully at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born Sept. 27, 1957, in Waverly, N.Y., the daughter of Leslie and Edna Swartwood, Wittie. She spent the first 40 years of her life on the family farm near Milan, moving in 1997 to Futures Residential Living where she resided until her death. Martha was a member of the Bradford County Old Timers and attended the Independent Baptist Church in Towanda. She was also part of Penn York Opportunity. She loved animals and playing practical jokes on her brother. Her father Leslie Wittie predeceased her in 1993. She is survived by her Mother Edna Wittie of Milan, her brothers and sisters-in-law Bruce and Cheryl Wittie of Ulster, and Walter and Susan Wittie of Milan, along with four nieces and one nephew, one great niece and four great nephews as well as her extended family at Futures and Penn York. Friends may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, on Tuesday from 5 - 8 p.m. Funeral and committal services will follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Donn Hauser, Pastor of the Independent Baptist Church in Towanda, and the Rev. Nathan Blow, Ret., officiating. Burial will be in the Mountain Lake Cemetery. Donations may be made in Martha's name to: Penn York - Opportunities, 101 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. 18810, or Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services, 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, Pa. 18840, or the Independent Baptist Church, 109 Cherry St., Towanda, Pa. 18848. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

Daily Review
Miss Carol Marie WOLESLAGLE, aged 60 years, died Wednesday, July 7, 2004 at Bradford County Manor where she resided since October of 2002. Formerly she resided at Martha Lloyd School, Troy, Pa. Born May 21, 1944 at Mountain Lake, she was the daughter of Albert Miller and the late Elizabeth Louise Woleslagle of Mountain Lake. Carol is survived by her father, Albert Woleslagle; brothers and sister A. Allen (Gale) Woleslagle of Williamsport, Joann (David) Wright of Laceyville, Duane G. (Sally) Woleslagle of Mountain Lake and Gary M. (Sharon) Woleslagle of Montoursville. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street in Troy, on Monday, July 12 from 1 to 2 p.m. with a funeral service at 2 p.m. Pastor Jasper Smith will officiate. Burial will be at Mountain Lake Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship of Bradford County, RR1 Box 143, Towanda, Pa. 18848; or to the Martha Lloyd School, 190 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. 16947. Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

WOODROW  - MARY E. OSWALD
 Ruth E. Oswald, 74, of Troy RR 3, died Wednesday, October 21, 1992 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was born February 14, 1918 in Camden, NJ, the daughter of Edward and Ethel Smith Woodrow. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Raymond C. Oswald; sons and daughters-in-law, Edwin and Lynn Oswald of Monroeton RR and Donald Oswald of Burlington; daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne and Ralph Bailets of Sugar Run; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a son, Ray E., in 1981 and brothers, Edward Woodrow and Alfred Woodrow. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on October 23 with the Rev. Guy Camp officiating and burial to be in Mountain Lake Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Guthrie Home Care. (TGR, Thursday, October 29, 1992)

ERNEST WILLIAM WOODRUFF, 67, of Athens RR died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1992, at the Robert Packer Hospital.  He was born June 7, 1924, in Smithfield, Pa., the son of the late Clarence and Clista Bennett Woodruff.  He is survived by his wife, Irene; three daughters and sons-in-law; Clista and Walter Parkhurst of Rome, Emma and David Kithcart of Stevensville and Reta and Edward Grulich of Wisconsin; six sons and daughters-in-law; Leroy and Dee-Dee of Sayre, James and Bonnie of Barton, N.Y., Ronald and Linda of Chemung, N.Y., Grant and Brenda of Athens RR, Steven and Sally of Waverly, and Asa and Genevieve of Texas; two brothers; Robert Heeman of Sayre and Ervin Woodruff of Waverly, a sister, Rita Chamberlain of East Smithfield; 24 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a brother, Ralph Woodruff.  Interment will be in the Mountain Lake Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review.

 

WOODRUFF Irene E. Woodruff

82, of Sayre, Pa., died Monday, December 16, 2013 at home.  She was born in Rummerfield, Pa., on December 6, 1931 to the late Ernest LeRoy and Emma Covill Woodruff.  Irene loved to crochet, collected dolls and eagles. She worked as a seamstress in the Athens Dress Factory and the Tile Factory in Texas.  She is predeceased by her husband Ernest W. Woodruff in 1992; sons LeRoy Woodruff and Ronald Woodruff; grandson Kenneth Deloach; and son-in-law Eddie Grulich.  Irene is survived by her children Clista and Walter Parkhurst of Tunkhannock, Pa., James and Bonnie Woodruff of Owego, N.Y., Emma Mae and David Kithcart of Stevensville, Pa., Grant Woodruff of Mineral Wells, Texas, Steven and Sally Woodruff of Waverly, N.Y., Asa Woodruff of Sayre, PA, and Reta Grulich of Breckenridge, Texas, daughters-in-law Linda Woodruff and Mabel Woodruff, 24 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren, three sisters, three brothers, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  At Irene's request, there will be no calling hours or services. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Athens, Pa.  Burial will be in Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington, Pa., at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made in Irene's memory to the: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA 18810 to help offset the funeral expenses.  Sayre Morning Times – December 19, 2013  

 

WILLIAM E. WOODRUFF, 58, of 502 Church St., Athens, died Monday, July 6, 1998, at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Born in Tuscorora Township, Bradford County, June 22, 1940, he was the son of Ernest and Emma May Coville Woodruff.  He was employed for Athens Agway in the feed mill until his retirement in 1985.  He was a member of the Sayre Christian Church.  He is survived by his wife, Louise, at home; his son and daughter-in-law, William and Dawn Woodruff of Eurica, Calif., and a son, Roger Woodruff, of Springsville, Ore.; five grandchildren; his mother, Emma May Woodruff, of Mineral Wells, Texas; his sisters, Irene Woodruff of Athens, Geraldine Howeth of Mineral wells, Texas; his sisters and brothers-in-law; Blenny May and Redo Hernandez of San Jose, Calif., LouAnna and Jim Mills of Fort Worth, Texas; his brothers and sisters-in-law; Cecil and Robin Woodruff of Lockwood, N.Y., Harold and Rose Woodruff of San Jose, Calif., Asa and DeEtta Woodruff of Omaha, Neb., and Ernest and Susie Woodruff of Mineral Wells, Texas; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his father March 3, 1985; his brothers, Burton Woodruff, March 3, 1992; Leo Woodruff, June 21, 1992; two grandchildren, Theodore Bear Woodruff, Dec. 5, 1988 and David LeRoy Woodruff, Nov. 8, 1995.  Friends and family may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held there Thursday at 10 a.m. with his pastor, Rev. James Donahoo, officiating.  Burial will be in the Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington.

Allen Webster WRIGHT
March 11, 2002
Allen Webster Wright, 84, of 110 S. Higgins Ave., Sayre, PA, died on Monday, March 11, 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital after an extended illness.  Born March 4, 1918 in Binghamton, NY, he was the son of John and Rosa MacIntyre Wright. He worked at American LaFrance in Elmira for 30 years, retiring in 1983. He was a former member of the Waverly Loyal Order of the Moose #1490 and a social member of the Skiff Bower Post #1536 VFW of Sayre.  He is predeceased by two brothers, John "Junior" Wright and Richard Wright; a sister, Delores Bair Deuil; a grandson; two granddaughters and a great-grandson.  Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Berneita Johnson Wright, at home; a daughter, Gloria Shaver of El Paso, TX; his daughters and sons-in-law, Alice and James McKean of Ulster, Beverly and John Strong of Wyalusing, Vivian and Joseph Harbst of Chemung, NY, Donna and Robert Farley of Athens, Barbara and Ronald Kline of Rome; a son, Jerry Wright of Sayre; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Carol Wright of Towanda and William "Red" and Pauline Wright of Sayre; 23 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Dorothy Stilson of Elmira, NY; numerous nieces and nephews.  Family and friends called on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, March 14 at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Lake Cemetery, Mt. Lake.  Memorial donations may be made to the Guthrie Hospice, RR1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848 or to the American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. [WRC]

WRIGHT - Daily Review
Dorothy P. Stilson, 73, of 103 Washington Ave., Elmira, N.Y., died on Saturday, May 15, 2004 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Dorothy was predeceased by: her parents, John and Rosa Belle (McIntire) Wright; and loving husband, Glenn Stilson. She is survived by: her children, Velda Guiles of Elmira, Glenn and Penny Stilson of Elmira, Donna Sprague of Elmira, Katherine and Duane Bodine of Bentley Creek, Ralph Stilson of Moravia, N.Y., and Leo Stilson of Elmira; sisters-in-law, Mary Stetson of Owego, N.Y., and Madeline Singer of Mt. Rose, N.Y.; dear friends, Esther Robinson and Margaret LeMunyon, both of Elmira; 14 grandchildren; several great- and great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.Dorothy enjoyed cooking, bingo and crafts, but most importantly, the time she spent with her family and especially family reunions. Friends are invited to call at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St., Elmira, on Tuesday, May 18 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 19 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Vincent Cooper officiating the services. Interment will follow in Mt. Lake Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the family in Dorothy's memory Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

JOHN F. WRIGHT age 74 of 321 Riverside Drive, Athens died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital after an extended illness.  Born in Franklindale, April 24, 1926 the son of John and Rosa McIntire Wright, he was an inspector for Kennedy Valve in Elmira for 40 years retiring in 1991.  He enjoyed fishing, gardening, driving and especially his grandchildren.  He also enjoyed going to Treasure Lake in Dubois, Pa. each summer.  He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a former member of the Loyal Order of the Moose No. 1490 of Waverly, N.Y., a former member of the Sons of Italy in Sayre and a former member of the Honest Horse Thieves.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou at home; his son, Russell Wright of Addison, N.Y.; a son and daughter-in-law; Robin and Mary Wright of Addison, N.Y.; step-children, Aaron and Denise Brotzman of Athens and Graceson and Judy Brotzman of Athens; six grandchildren, including a special grandchild, Aaron R. Brotzman; four great-grandchildren; his brother and sister-in-law, Allen and Bernita Wright of Sayre; sisters, Dolores Duel and Dorothy Chilson and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A son, Rocky and a brother, Richard preceded him in death.  Family and friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with his pastor, bishop Paul Isaacs officiating.  Burial will be in the Mountain Lake Cemetery, Mountain Lake.  –Towanda Daily Review

WRIGHT - William S. Wright.
Sergeant William S. Wright died at the home of his daughter in Columbia X Roads, Jan. 19th at the age of 82 years, nine months and 16 days.  Mr. Wright was well known in Bradford county, having lived in and near Burlington for over 50 years.  He was born in Lynn, Susquehanna county, Pa., and came to Bradford county in 1858 and was married on New Year’s day 1860 to Miss Emily Lane.   In 1862 he enlisted in Co. E., 141 Reg. Penna. Volunteers and served until the close of the war .  In the battle of Chancellorsville he received a gun shot wound in the leg and lay in captivity twelve days on the battlefield.  After the war he joined his family on South Hill.  After living there a few years he moved to Burlington where he engaged in different enterprises.  He served as Justice of the Peace for over thirty years:  he was known as far and near as “Squire Wright”.  Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 22 in the Burlington M. E. Church, was placed in the receiving vault in the Glenwood Cemetery at Troy.  He is survived by his widow and five sons and two daughters:  W. S. Wright of Towanda; D. W. Wright of Columbia X. Roads; Mrs. Murray Scouten of Columbia X. Roads; Mrs. D. D. Brown, H. D. Wright, H. H. Wright and A. L. Wright, all of Binghamton, N.Y.   TGR 1915

WRISLEY Duane L. Wrisley
73, well known area excavating contractor of Berwick Turnpike, Burlington, Pa. died  Tuesday evening, August 2, 2011 at his home with his loving family at his side following a courageous 11 year battle with cancer. Born Dec. 2, 1937 on the family farm in Burlington, he was the son of the late Mahlon Wrisley Sr. and Ruth Harkness Wrisley. Duane was a graduate of Troy High School class of 1954 and later served with the U.S. Army Operating Engineers. On June 24, 1967 he married the former Sheila Weldy at the Burlington United Methodist Church. Duane established and operated Wrisley Excavating for 45 years until declining health no longer permitted him to continue. He was most proud of the Stephen Foster Dam construction project at Mt. Pisgah State Park which he completed during his career. Duane was a member of the East Smithfield Federated Church and was active in various community and civic affairs. He enjoyed restoring antique Caterpillar equipment, carpentry work, hunting and was an avid reader. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Sheila at home; sons, Patrick D. Wrisley and wife Vianna of East Smithfield and Jeffrey J. Wrisley and wife Carrie of Monroeton; grandchildren: Emily and Evan Wrisley and Madelynne and Clay Wrisley; sisters: Lois Wrisley of State College, Pa., Elnora Stapely of Rochester, N.Y., Gladys Jerome and husband Sam of Sayre and Marilyn Pepper and husband Liston of Burlington; brothers Mahlon Wrisley Jr. and wife Jean of West Burlington and Stuart Wrisley and wife Cathy of Burlington; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his faithful dog, Buck.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Brynne Elizabeth Wrisley on Sept. 14, 2010, Sisters, Ophelia Ayres and Eloise Likewise and Brother, Russell Wrisley.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011 at the funeral home with Pastor Stan Gill of the East Smithfield Federated Church officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington Twp., Pa.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 in Duane's memory.  Duane's Family extends their deepest gratitude to the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y. for allowing Duane to participate in their successful clinical trial and also to the Falck Cancer Center in Elmira, N.Y. for their caring assistance.   Towanda Daily Review - August 5, 2011


? SHORT ANNA MAE
Mrs. Anna Mae Short, 55, of 656 E. Market St., Elmira, formerly of Sayre, died Sunday, October 3, 1971. She was the wife of James Short who formerly operated Short’s Restaurant, West Packer Ave., Sayre, next to the Sayre Borough Hall. Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Mrs. John (Sharon) Kittle of Horseheads and Miss Susan Ann Short of Riverside, CA; two grandchildren, Michael and Laurie Kittle, both of Horseheads; one great aunt, Mrs. Mae Ande of Pasadena, CA. Friends may call at the Barrett Funeral Home in Elmira, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 11 a.m. Rev. Ernest Unverdorben, O.C.D., will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Mountain Lake Cemetery. It has been requested that flowers be omitted.
 

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