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.
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HENRY ‘HANK’ ADAMS, 76, formerly of Wyalusing RR 2, died March 3, 1993, at the Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella. Born November 27, 1917, in Ralston, he was a son of the late Reuben and Margaret Barnes, Adams. Mr. Adams was employed by Rheems Textile, Inc. in Dushore for 32 years. Surviving are two daughters, Nancy Morgan, Gillett and Linda Adams, Troy; three sons, Robert H., Elmira, Gerald A., Dushore RR 1 and Frank R., New Albany RR 2; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Millie Horton and Flora Mae Burgess, both of Grover; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife June Hardenstine, March 27, 1987 and a brother James Adams. The funeral service was held March 6, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, with Rev. Darris Hauser, pastor of the Independent Baptist Church, Towanda, officiating. Burial was in New Era Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
AKERS –PAULINE AKERS BENNETT, age 95, of French Asylum, went to meet her Lord on Monday, Oct. 25, 2004, while at the Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda. She was born on Aug. 18, 1909, in Glenburn, Pa., a daughter of Frank and Clara Carpenter Akers. On Feb. 3, 1926, she married Wesley Bennett. Her husband preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1976. Pauline was a member of the Moxie Community Church. She did housework for many people in the Wyalusing and Towanda area for many years. She is survived by three daughters, Eleanor Cobb of LeRaysville, Marion Strope Allen of Hesperia, Ca., and Geraldine (Robert) Mosier of Towanda; four grandchildren, Cindy (Mike) Strope Schalfer of Hesperia, Ca., Wesley (Barba) Mosier of Towanda, Pauline (Paula) Wooster of Hop Bottom, and Daryl (Jodi) Cobb of New Castle, Pa.; 11 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and by many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by Baby Boy Mosier, 1951; Wynn Mosier, 1964; Eugene (Butch) Strope, 1987; David Cobb, 1999; and sons-in-laws, Floyd (Flip) Strope in 1962, Thomas Allen in 2000, and James Cobb in 2004; one brother, William Akers; and two sisters, Caroline Dalsandro and Louise Crocker. A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30, in the New Era Cemetery, with the Rev. Jean Montgomery, pastor, of the French Asylum Methodist Church, officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to the Wysox Ambulance Association, or the French Asylum Methodist Church, in Pauline Bennett’s memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
EDWARD L. ALLEN, 75, of 113 North St., Athens, Pa., died Monday Nov. 8, 1999, at the Sayre House after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. Born June 2, 1924, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the youngest son of John and Christine Brown Allen. He graduated from Brewster, N.Y., High School in 1942 and enlisted in the Army Air Corps the following October. He served as engineer gunner on B-24s in the 8th and 15th Air Corps in England and Italy. He earned the EAME Ribbon with one Bronze Star; the Air Medal with Three OLC, five Bronze Stars to ETO Ribbon, one Overseas Bar, and the Unit Citation. These were all for World War II. In Korea he served with X Corps Artillery for more than 16 months, where he earned the Korean Service Medal with five Bronze Stars. Upon returning home; he married his former classmate Charleen Post on Nov. 4, 1944, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Brewster, N.Y. He graduated from Mansfield University in August 1958, then worked for Ingersoll-Rand for several years and retired as senior product designer for Daron Precision Instruments, Binghamton, N.Y. He was a good husband, a good father and he loved his Brittany Spaniel dogs, and his black 750 Honda. He is a member of the Skiff Bower Post No. 1536 VFW, Sayre, and the Athens United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife of 55 years. Charleen, at home; his daughters and sons-in-law, Laura and Gary Carlin of East Athens, Pa., and Barbara and Kevin Lessig of Sinking Spring, Pa.; his son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Milly Allen of Ridgebury, Pa.; a brother and his wife, John Allen of Florida; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two nephews. Family and friends may call Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St. Athens, Pa. Funeral and committal services will be held Thursday at the funeral home at 1 p.m. with his pastor, the Rev. Donald Anderson, officiating. Burial will be at a later time in the New Era Cemetery, New Era, Pa. Full military honors will be accorded by the Skiff Bower Post No. 1536 VFW of Sayre on Wednesday evening. Memorial donations may be made to the Sayre house, 1001 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
BATES –HAZEL LOUVISA CANFIELD, 85, of New Albany died on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1993, at Memorial Hospital, in North Towanda. Born on June 11, 1908, in Terry Township, Bradford County, she was the daughter of the late William and Ada Roberts Bates. Mrs. Canfield was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Claude Canfield, in 1975. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Claudia, and son, Edward. Hazel was a member of the Moxie Community Christian Church. She will be greatly miss by her many loved ones and friends. Surviving are two sons; Duane and Elaine Canfield, Vernon, granddaughter Leslie and grandson Keegan Canfield, all of New Albany; three daughters; Mrs. Russell (Jeannetta) Wells of Mew Albany, Mrs. Joseph (Virginia) Bell of Auburn Center, Pa., and Mrs. Allison (Leila) Steele of Greene, N.Y.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held on Friday, Oct. 8, 1993, at 2 p.m. in the New Era Church, New Era, with the Rev. Karl R. Herman, pastor officiating. Interment will be in the New Era Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to call on Thursday evening, Oct 7, 1993, at the Kerr-McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, from 7 to 9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review
BEEMAN –ELIZABETH M. MORNINGSTAR, 72, of New Albany RD 2, Terry Township died on Monday afternoon, June 17, 1991, at Towanda Memorial Hospital following a heart attack. She was born in New Era, Bradford County, on Nov. 188, 1981, the daughter of the late Stephen and Kathrine Hunsinger Beeman. Elizabeth was a lifetime resident of Bradford County attended the New Era United Methodist Church for years. Her main love in life was her home and her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wane F. Morningstar, in 1987. She left surviving her three daughters, Mrs. Jack (Betty) Bennett of Monroeton, Mrs. William (Sally) Gardner of New Albany RD 2 and Mrs. Carl (Barbara) Johnson of Athens; one son, Richard Morningstar of Overton; three sisters, Mrs. Stella Lewis of Fountain, Fla., Mrs. Richard (Beatrice) Armstrong of Waverly and Mrs. Gladys Beeman of Sayre; one brother, Herman Beeman of Elmira; a half-brother, William Thompkins of Waverly; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; several cousins, nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by a son, Frederick and a daughter, Joan. Funeral and committal services will be held Friday, June 21, at 11 a.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, with the Rev. Emmalou Kirchmeier, pastor of the Monroeton United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the New Era Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, Dushore, on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the New Albany Library in Mrs. Morningstar’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
BENNETT Carl Elwood Bennett
82, a resident of the Dar-Way Elder Care Center in Forksville, formerly of Wysox, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Carl was born Oct. 10, 1930 in Wysox the son of Harry L. and Bertha May Bennett and attended the Wysox Consolidated School in his youth. He is survived by a brother, Miles E. Bennett of Monroe Township, N.J.; sister-in-law, Anita Bennett of Portland, Ore.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Dean H. Bennett. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at the New Era Cemetery, Terry Township. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Towanda Daily Review – December 21, 2012
BOWEN Henry F. "Hank" [SRGP 85103]
Age 75, of Mansfield, PA, died on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 in the Carleton Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. Hank was born on February 24, 1934 in Scranton, PA, the son of George and Marion Bowen. Prior to his retirement, Hank was employed as a loan manager for Household Finance Company. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He was a local businessman in Mansfield and was an avid collector at Department 56. Hank is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Greg Calkins of Mansfield, PA, Laurie and Don Frey of Cleveland, OH, Jennifer Sullivan of Perksie, PA; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Barry Bowen of Mansfield, PA, Larry and Debbie Bowen of Mansfield, PA; one brother, David Bowen of Grand Forks, ND; a sister-in-law, Ceil Bowen of Chinchilla, PA; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a grandson, Marc Calkins in 1979, his parents and three brothers: George, Russell and Lee Bowen. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, December 12, 2009, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main St., Mansfield, PA. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home immediately following the visitation at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Chris Schafer officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Hank's name to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Burial will be in the New Era United Methodist Cemetery, New Albany, PA. Published in Star-Gazette on December 10, 2009
CARLIN Gary Patrick Carlin
of Sayre, Pa., most recently a resident of Bradford County Manor, Burlington, Pa., died due to complications from Alzheimer's on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born on January 30, 1949, in Waverly, N.Y., to the late Richard and Catherine (Furman) Carlin. Gary attended and graduated from Athens High School in 1963. He served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1967. On March 29, 1968, Gary married his wife, Laura Christi Allen. Gary enjoyed fishing, including trips to Fair Haven, N.Y., with his two best friends and brother John as well as golfing, bowling, and making others smile. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Gary was predeceased by his grandparents, George and Marguerite Furman and Ralph and Marie Carlin; brother Richard R. Carlin, Jr.; grandson, Michael Carlin, Jr.; and great-grandson, Gideon James Steem. Gary is survived by his wife of 45 years Laura at home; aunt and uncle Peg and Ed Jones of Sayre, Pa.; his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and numerous cousins; his son, Stephen P. Carlin and his wife Kelly (Grace) of Athens and their combined children Chavva Harris and her son Isaiah Malcolm Harris and her partner James Steem of Binghamton, N.Y., Stephen Carlin, Jr., Caelan and Bradley Carlin, Andrew Newton and Trystan and Seeley Carlin; his daughter, Jenni L. Baker and her husband Jeff Baker of Grantville, Pa.; her children, Richard and Nancy (Sacks) Getchell; their sons, Richard, Jr. and Ciaran Getchell of Lockwood, N.Y.; Laurisa Getchell and her fiancé Quincy Evans and their daughter Ariyonni also of Grantville, Pa., and twin daughters Megan of Sayre, Pa., and Jessi Getchell of Grantville, Pa. His son, Louis G. Carlin and Rosemary Abrams of Athens, Pa., and their son Joshua Murphy and daughters Mykala and Karrigan; his daughter Von Carlin of Dubois, Pa. His daughter Christina and her husband Colin R. Cole of Sayre, Pa., and their children Heather, Patrick and Allison; his son Michael C. Carlin and his wife Dora (Austin) of Athens, Pa., and their children Michele and MatthXew. A time of visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Burial will be in New Era Cemetery, New Era, Pa., at the convenience of the family. Towanda Daily Review – June 20, 2013
COMSTOCK Jean Ann Comstock Hardenstine
well known-area nurse of New Era, Pa., died June 18, 2013, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Jean was born on July 31, 1927 in Berwick, Pa. Jean attended the New Albany schools, graduating from New Albany High School with the class of 1945. She was the daughter of Lois Comstock, and stepdaughter of John A. Robinson. After graduation, Jean entered nurses' training school at Bloomsburg Hospital, and later transferred to Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg, graduating in 1948. She was employed as a staff nurse at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fla., from 1949-1951, then moved to New York City and became head nurse at Mount Sinai Hospital. Jean worked at Mills Hospital in Towanda from 1955–1959, and when Memorial Hospital opened in 1959 she served as 3–11 supervisor until 1980. She was nurse manager of the medical–surgical unit from 1980 until her retirement in 1992. Jean married Francis D. Hardenstine on June 13, 1953. From that time, they lived together on their dairy farm in New Era and celebrated their 60th anniversary last week. After her retirement from nursing, Jean served as president of the New Albany Community Library and Memorial Hospital Home Health Board. She is survived by her husband, Francis; son, Peter; daughter, Tanya Olaviany; son-in law, Victor Olaviany; granddaughters, Amanda and Caitlin Olaviany, who she thought the world of; half brothers, John A. Robinson, Jr. of Silvara, Robert Robinson of Standing Stone, and Terry Robinson of Hughesville. She was preceded in death by her mother, stepfather and half-brother, Stanley Robinson. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 21, 2013, at the funeral home with Pastor Donald Littleton officiating. Interment will follow in the New Era Cemetery, Terry Twp., Pa. Contributions may be directed to Memorial Hospital, 91 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848, or the New Albany Community Library, PO Box 54, New Albany, PA 18833, in Jean's memory. Towanda Daily Review – June 19, 2013
Walter Covey, formerly of New Era, died in Burlington on Sunday March 3, 1912 and was buried at the former place the following Tuesday. He was 75 years of age.
FRUTCHEY Jones, Frances Lillian- 98 ½, better known as “Mother Jones” of New Era died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Hardenstine, after a short illness. She was born on August 28, 1848, at Terrytown, Pa. and had been in fine health until last week, when she was taken ill. She was a lifelong resident of New Era. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Frank D Hardenstine, with whom she lived, Mrs. Jennie Brown of New Brunswick, NJ., Mrs. Mary Stroud of Oneida, NY; one son, J L Jones of Athens; 28 grandchildren. 51 great grandchildren and 18 great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 5, with prayer for the immediate family at 1:30 at the home of Mrs. Hardenstine and further services at the New Era Church. Rev. F L Turner will officiate. Burial will be at New Era.
FRUTCHEY - JONES Mrs. Frances L-Funeral services for Mrs. Frances L Jones of New Era were held Wednesday afternoon, March 5 with prayer at 1:30 o’clock at the New Era church with Rev. Frederick L Turner officiating. Burial was in the New Era cemetery.
DONALD R. GOWIN, 73, of New Albany RR 2, Albany Township died Saturday evening, Jan. 15, 2005, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa. Born March 27, 1931, in Sayre, he was the son of the late Leonard Gowin and Saide Vargason Gowin. Donald attended the Towanda Area Schools and was a self-employed truck driver in the area for most of his life. Donald enjoyed playing cards and fishing. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Clara Martin Gowin, at home; his children, Pamela Jean Lee and her husband, Rodney Lee, of Monroeton, Gregory Dale Gowin and his wife, Karen Gowin, of New Albany, Gordon Ray Gowin and his wife, Cathy Gowin, of Monroeton, and Holly Irene Stark and her husband, Richard Stark, of Meshoppen; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a sister, Arlie Bricka and her husband, Albert Bricka, of Horseheads, N.Y.; three aunts, Lillian Turner of Sayre, Florence Smith of Towanda and June Cory of Wysox; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Roberta Elizabeth Shrimp, on Jan. 4, 1987; a sister, Sadie Louise Kasson; a twin brother, Ronald Gowin; and brothers Leonard Gowin Jr., Albert Gowin and Wallace Gowin. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald Troup, pastor of the New Albany Parish, officiating. Interment will follow in the New Era Cemetery, Terry Township. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the New Albany, P.O. Box 19, New Albany; Pa. in Donald R. Gowin’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
HANSELL, Miss Olive of Towanda RD 1 Dies at Age of 46 - Miss Olive Mae (Beebes) Hansell, 46, of Towanda RD 1 died at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre early Thursday afternoon. She had been critically ill there since Saturday.Miss Hansell was born in New Era. She attended grammar school there and then enrolled in New Albany High School from which she was graduated in 1938. Continuing her formal education, she entered Mary Washington College at Fredericksburg, VA, from which she graduated.From 1943 to 1944, Miss Hansell was employed in the Sayre Schools System as a physical education teacher. At the end of her year's teaching she enlisted in the WAVES and after her honorable discharge by the Navy, was employed by the Bradford County Board of Public Assistance. This was from 1947 to 1950. She then entered the employ of the Bradford County Child Welfare Service in the capacity until 1963 when she resigned to return to the Board of Public Assistance, State Dept. of Welfare. She was employed there at the time of her death.She was a member of the New Albany Baptist Church and of Towanda Post No. 42, American Legion, by virtue of her Navy service during World War 2.Surviving are: her mother, Mrs. Milded Horton Hansell of Athens; a sister, Mrs. Charles R. Snyder of Athens; two nieces, Terry and Luanne Snyder of Athens; an aunt, Mrs. Leonard Eddy of South Waverly; an uncle, Dr. George R. Horton of Greenwood Lake, NJ; several cousins.Few in the Towanda community were aware of the seriousness of Miss Hansell's illness and her passing has brought shock and grief to many. She possessed many friends here who will recall her graciousness, her kindness, her deep sincerity. She was a quiet person, but very loyal and always deeply earnest.Funeral services will be held at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Frederick S. Price, pastor of the Athens Presbyterian Church will officiate and burial will be int he New Era Cemetery.
HARDENSTINE –IDA M. WELLS, 85, formerly of Powell, Towanda, and the Calkins Trailer Court, Troy RD 3, died Tuesday morning, April 18, 1989 at the LaPorte United Methodist Home following a long period of deteriorating health. Born Nov. 3, 1903 in LaJose, Clearfield County, Pa., she was a daughter of Peter and Alice Gowan Hardenstine. On May 26, 1923 she married George Victor Wells. He preceded her in death on June 28, 1980. Mrs. Wells was employed for 14 years by the former W. T. Grant Store in Towanda, retiring from there in 1964. Ida’s main interest in life surrounded her home and family. She was a member of the Powell United Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James (Marilyn) Raub of Gillett RD 2; three sons, Gerald of Towanda RD 1, Gary of Wyalusing RD 2; George D. of Burlington; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Loretta Hatt of Corning, N.Y.; a brother, Paul Hardenstine of Elmira, N.Y.; two sisters-in-law, Leona Wells of Vestal, N.Y.; Dorothy Smith of Wyalusing. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Morse. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Emma Lou Kirchmeirer officiating. Interment will be in the New Era Cemetery. The family requests memorials be directed to the Powell United Methodist Church in Mrs. Well’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
HERCENBERG Dmitry R. Hercenberg Jr.
age 77, of 2288 Higley Rd., New Albany, Pa., died on Sunday morning, Feb. 13, 2011, at his home in New Era, Terry Township, Bradford County, surrounded by his family. He was born in Throop, Pa., on June 24, 1933, the son of the late Dmitry and Theresa Kertez Hercenberg Sr. Growing up in the New Albany - Wyalusing area, he was a graduate of the Wyalusing High School, he would later graduate from the Lackawanna Junior College. After his graduation from college he served his country during the Korean War, where he was stationed stateside. On May 12, 1956, he married the former Claire A. Cayer Hercenberg. For many years Mr. Hercenberg has been a general contractor, working out of state but mostly in the New Albany - Wyalusing area. In his spare time he loved hunting and fishing on his property in New Era, and also enjoyed the time spent working on his property. He was an active member of the New Era United Methodist Church, where he served as president for many years. During college he was the president of his class at the Lackawanna Junior College, and he was a past member of the Wilmot Grange, and also the Towanda Gun Club. Surviving is his wife of 55 years, Claire A. Hercenberg, of New Albany; and two sons, Timothy and his wife Theresa Hercenberg, and Eric Hercenberg, all of New Albany; and his daughter, Sherry Windoloski, of Holyoke, Mass. He is also survived by his four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Orville Hercenberg. Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date. Interment will be in the New Era Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Hercenberg, made be made to the New Era United Methodist Church, Rienze Rd., New Albany, PA 18833. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St., Laceyville, Pa. Towanda Daily Review - February 15, 2011
HERCENBERG Eugene Hercenberg
85, of Bonapart's Retreat, Georgetown Ga., died on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 at Vista Care in Columbus, Ga. He was born in Lackawanna, Pa., a son of the late Dmitry and Margaret Kertez Hercenberg on April 2, 1926. Eugene was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from the State Highway Patrol. He is survived by a son, Phillip and Linda Hercenberg of Gahanna, Ohio; a daughter Marjean and Paul Woods of Rania, NY.; grandchildren Paul Woods Jr., Melissa Woods, Phillip Hercenberg, Jr., William Burke-Hercenberg, Natasha Hercenberg, Kristi Hercenberg and Bethanie Hercenberg; and 12 great-grandchildren. A viewing will be held from 11:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011 in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. in the New Era Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the Wyalusing American Legion Post 534. Towanda Daily Review – August 26, 2011
H. DEAN HOYT
H. Dean Hoyt, 73, New Albany RR 2, died at his home Monday, July 27, 1992 following a lingering illness. He was born on December 10, 1918 in Albany Township, the son of the late Edwin and Anna Crandall Hoyt. Mr. Hoyt was a lifetime resident of Albany Township. In addition to farming, he was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as a bridge foreman and was assistant supervisor of highways in Bradford County prior to his retirement in 1983. He is survived by his wife, the former Sarah Crandal Hoyt, at home; daughters, Susan Turnbull of Damascus, MD and Gwen Durante of Berwyn, PA; sons, Edwin of Cooper City, FL, Fred of Rowley, MA, Reese of Clinton, PA, Roger of New Albany and Terry of New Albany; sisters, Iva Dibble of Towanda and Louise Spencer of New Albany; a brother and sister-in-law, Elbert and Edith Hoyt of Big Pond; 14 grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 30 at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore with the Rev. Robert W. Martin officiating and burial to be in the New Era Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, August 6, 1992)
JOHNSON Larry - Larry Dale Johnson, age 54, of
Wyalusing, Bradford County, died
late Wednesday evening, May 26, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., where he was a patient for the past 10 days. Larry was born on July 23, 1955, a son of the late Clinton (Cub) & Pearl Marie Salsbury Johnson. Larry attended the Wyalusing Valley High School. He worked on various farms in the area, as well as for Cargill, and lastly for Johnson Stone Quarries. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He has been a resident of Smith's Care Home, Wyalusing, Pa for a number of years. Surviving are: four brothers, Charles (George) Johnson, Evergreen, Pa., Eugene W. Johnson, Wilmot Twp, Pa., Jeffrey and Jeannette Johnson, Black Walnut, Pa., Richard L. Johnson and his companion Martha Charland, Wilmot Twp.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Aug. 7, 1969; by his mother on March 17, 2007; his brother, Howard Edward Johnson, on Aug. 10, 1999; and his niece, Tara Lynn on June 8, 1993. At Larry's request there will be no viewing or flowers and services will be private at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the New Era Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. – Towanda Daily Review, May 28, 2010
Morris J. MESSERSMITH
Died: Sunday, October 28, 2001
Age: 81 Wyalusing Rocket Courier
Morris J. Messersmith, New Era, died on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001 at the Bradford County Manor. He was born June 5, 1920 in Wyalusing. Morris was retired from the U.S. Army. He was a Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1568 commander for three years, bartender at the Elks Club in Towanda for 13 years. He was a retired master sergeant, serving in the U.S. Army for 27 years. He served in WWII and Korea twice. He earned the Korean Service Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, three Bronze Campaign stars, the European North African medal, Eastern Service medal, two Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, two Oakleaf clusters, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, the Combat Infantry Badge Second Award and the Good Conduct Medal. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, of New Era; one daughter, Gloria Joy of Alabama; two sons, Daniel and Donald Gilbert of California; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Sullivan of New York. He was predeceased by three brothers, Albert, Donald and Karl; his father and mother, Albert and Lillian (Abrams) Messersmith. A private service will be held at the New Era Cemetery, New Era, at the convenience of the family.
HARRY E. MINIER JR., 35, of Terry Township died Wednesday morning, Nov. 25, 1987, as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Born in Sayre, May 16, 1952, son of Threresa Blasi and the late Harry E. Minier Sr. of LaPorte. He graduated from Sullivan County High School, a member of the Class of 1971. He was employed at Masonite Corp. for the past 13 years. He married the former Tina Barnett of Terry Township on Aug. 16, 1975. He was a member of the Bradford County Pool League and the Towanda Rod and Gun Club. He was also a member of the Masonite First Aid Team. Surviving are his spouse Tina, at home; sons; Shawn and Jason and a daughter Elese, all at home; his mother, Mrs. Theresa Minier of LaPorte; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Jennie Minier of Satterfield; three sisters; Mrs. Maria Potter of Forksville; Mrs. Jan Shoemaker of Muncy Valley; and Mrs. Monica McCarty of Leesburg, Va.; several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father on May 16, 1987. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Home Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, with Rev. William G. Lewis, officiating. Interment will be in the New Era Cemetery. Friends may call Friday 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.
POST Charleen Lois Post Allen
of Athens, Pa., died on Sunday, July 29, 2012. Born, July 28, 1925, she was the only child of the late William D. and Sybil Wells Post. Charleen often spoke of many fond memories of growing up in Evergreen, Pa. Her family later moved to Brewster, N.Y., where she graduated from High School in 1942. On November 4, 1944, Charleen married her former classmate Edward L. Allen at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Brewster, NY. Charleen was a loving, caring Mother and Grandmother. She was a longtime member of the Athens United Methodist Church where she enjoyed attending Bible Study classes with her many close friends. She also enjoyed volunteering at the Robert Packer Hospital for many years. Charleen was preceded in death by her husband Edward of 54 years in 1999. Charleen is survived by her children: daughter and son-in-law Laura and Gary Carlin of Sayre, Pa.; son and daughter-in-law William and Milly Allen of Ridgebury, Pa.; and daughter and son-in-law Barbara and Kevin Lessig of Sinking Spring, Pa. Also surviving are a brother-in-law and his wife John and Betty Allen of Fla., and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great grandchildren whom she loved and cherished. Friends and family may call on Saturday, Aug., 4, 2012 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral Services will follow at 2 p.m., at the Funeral Home with her Grandson Stephen Carlin officiating. Burial will be in the New Era Cemetery, New Albany, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in Charleen’s memory to a Athens United Methodist Church, 118 South Main Street, Athens, PA 18810 or Heifer Project, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202. Sayre Morning Times - July 31, 2012
GLENN S. POTTER, 91, of 11839 Route 187 Wyalusing, (Terrytown), PA died peacefully at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA Sunday, July 27, 2014 with his family by his side, knowing he now is at peace with his Lord. Born at Oak Hill, Wilmot Township, (Wyalusing), PA on August 9, 1922, he was the son of Clinton and Pansy Smith Potter. Glenn married Elnora J. Kipp, daughter of Leland & Irene Kipp of New Albany, PA on June 15, 1944. Glenn was a dairy farmer all his life and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a former Deacon of the Evergreen Christian Church being a member there since 1945. Glenn was also active with the former Terrytown Baptist Church, as he gave the land and timber, along with time and labor in building the church. Glenn served as school director for Terry Township for one term after the school jointure was formed. He ran for Terry Township supervisor in 1952 and was an active supervisor for 45 years having served as secretary & treasurer for 54 years. In 1992, Glenn was voted Firemen of the Year of the Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Company and in 2003 was honored in the Hall of Fame for voting every general election for 61 years straight. Although retired, he still enjoyed assisting his son, Kevin with the operation of the dairy farm (driving the tractor of his selected choice) along with his small greenhouse hobby, and was busy doing wood cutting for his home. Surviving in addition to his wife, Elnora, are his children and their families: 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth & Ruth Potter, Gary & Paulette Potter, Kevin & Donna Potter, 8 grandchildren, Amy (Torrey) Holdren, Karen Potter, Lorraine (Andrew) Lamb, Christopher (Elizabeth) Potter, Audra (Kevin) Deibert, Amber Galvin, Adam Potter, Colleen (Daniel) Howard, 8 great grandchildren, Codey Holdren, Kiley Holdren, Joanna McGee, Jordan Lamb, Jesse Lamb, Maximilian Deibert, Harrison Deibert, Madison Galvin, sister, Betty Fowler of Binghamton NY, sister & brother-in-law, Joan & Robert Jayne of Tampa, FL, brothers-in-law Jacob Hoffman Jr. of Fillmore, NY, Jerome Kipp and wife Betty Kipp & Rev. Romeyn Kipp and wife Elaine Kipp as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by; brothers and sisters-in-law, Clifford and Jean Potter; Gerald and Francis Potter, sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Harold Northrup, and sister, Marie Hoffman. The funeral service will be held Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Evergreen Christian Church, Wyalusing-New Albany Road, New Albany, PA with his brother-in-law, Rev. Romeyn Kipp officiating assisted by Pastor Michael Dodd. Instrumentalist will be Mr. Adam Potter. Interment will follow in the New Era Cemetery. Following the interment service, a light luncheon will be held at the Wyalusing Fire Hall and all are invited to attend. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Maryott- Bowen Funeral Home at 217 York Ave. Towanda, PA and also on Thursday from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Wyalusing Valley Fire Dept. Wyalusing, PA for needed safety equipment. –Towanda Daily Review –7/29/2014
RAUB - “Troy Gazette Register,” Thursday,
February 6, 1997
James W. Raub, 53, of Gillett RR 2, PA died unexpectedly on Monday, January 27, 1997. He was born June 11, 1943 in Canton, PA, the son of Preston and Helen (Laninger) Raub. Jim served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War and was a former member of the Troy VFW Post. He was a member of the Austinville Union Church, the National Rifle Association and the North American Hunting Club. He was a former truck driver for Fred Hulslander Trucking; mechanic for Dairymple in Elmira, NY; mechanic for Stanton Paving; truck driver for Flickinger’s in Elmira and Louis Kingsley; owner and operator of Raub Trucking. For the last six months he was employed with Omni Transport in Morrisville, PA. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Marilyn Wells Corbin Raub; son, John C. Raub, at home; stepsons, Todd (Vicki) Corbin and Keith (Mary) Corbin, both of Sayre; and a special step-daughter, Beth Ann Corbin and her finance, Robert Hyde of Elmira; father, Preston Raub of Troy; brother, Larry (Harriet) Raub of Troy; sisters, Erma Morgan of Troy, Edna (Robert) Jones of Troy, and Doris (Louis) Kingsley, East Smithfield; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. He was predeceased in 1984 by his mother, Helen Raub. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on February 1 with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating and burial to be in New Era Cemetery, New Era, PA. Memorials may be directed to Marilyn Raub for their son, John C. Raub, RR 2, Box 822, Gillett, PA 16925.
HAROLD M. ROBERTS JR., 47, of Terrytown, died Saturday morning, March 3, 1990 at his home, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Sayre on March 19, 1942, the son of the late Harold M. and Georgia E. Huffman Roberts. Mr. Roberts graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School and served with the U.S. Army in Okinawa from 1962 to 1965. He married the former Patricia A. Tillotson of Stevensville on Nov. 14, 1970. Mr. Roberts worked in construction and lumbering and was formerly employed by the Welles Mill Company of Wyalusing. He was currently employed by The Review. Mr. Roberts was a member of the Moxie Community Church and a member of the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, at home; a son, Harold M. Roberts, III, at home; a daughter, Holly Roberts of New Albany; four brothers; James Howard Roberts and Lawrence Roberts, both a\of Anchorage, Alaska, Ralph and Keith Roberts, both of Wyalusing; three sisters; Mrs. Florence Campbell of New Albany, Mrs. Virginia Carter of Wyalusing; and Mrs. Linda Randal of Buffalo, N.Y.; a stepfather, Ralph Swope of Boonsborom, Md.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Mrs. Georgia Roberts Swope on March 20, 1989. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 1990 at the Moxie Community Church with the Rev. Thomas L. Henderson officiating. Interment will be in the New Era Cemetery. Graveside military services will be conducted by member of the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534. Friends may from 7-9 p.m. Monday of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing. The family will provide the flowers and memorials are directed to the Wyalusing Ambulance Association, Wyalusing. –Towanda Daily Review.
Keith Elden ROBERTS, 63, of Paradise Road, Terry Township, PA, died peacefully, with his family at his side on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at home. He was born Dec. 29, 1940 at home in Terry Township, a son of the late Harold M. and Georgia Huffman Roberts. He graduated from the Wyalusing Valley Jr.-Sr. High School, Class of 1958. On March 11, 1972, he married the former Susan I. Johnson of Wyalusing. He was employed in the maintenance department of CraftMaster (formerly Masonite and International Papers) for the past 38 years. He was a member of the Sons of American Legion Squadron #534 of Wyalusing, the Towanda Gun Club and the New Era United Methodist Church. Keith loved his family, fishing, hunting, farming and his dog “Bo.” He and his wife had farmed his grandfather’s farm since their marriage. Surviving are his spouse, Susan, at home; sons, Brian K. Roberts, Wyalusing, Michael W. Roberts and fiancée, Susan Ackley, Towanda, Eric Roberts, Texas; a step-son, Lowell Burt, Somerset; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James H and Cathy Roberts, Anchorage, AK, Lawrence and Debra Roberts, Wyalusing; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Florence and Edmund Campbell, Wyalusing, Virginia and John Carter, Wyalusing, Linda and James Randal, Buffalo, NY; his grandchildren: Josyln Sue Roberts, Mindy Rose Burt, Nicole Christine Burt and Jessica Heath. He is also survived by his loving in-laws, the Johnson family, to whom he meant so much and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Harold Roberts, Jr. in 1990, Ralph V. Roberts in 1993 and an infant son in 1974. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 20 at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Dennis W. Fox, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the New Era Cemetery. Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home on Friday, March 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The family will provide flowers and asks that memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford County Chapter, 1948 Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.
RALPH VERNON ROBERTS, 59, of Terry Township, Bradford County, died at home on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1993. He was born Feb. 16, 1934, on Norway Ridge, Terry Township, son of the late Harold M. and Georgia E. Huffman Roberts Sr. He attended the Wyalusing High School and entered the U.S. Navy, serving eight years during the Korean Conflict as an ordinance specialist. He was a union carpenter for over 30 years working throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania and Southern Tier of New York. He retired as a supervisor from the Dickerson Construction Company of Elmira. He was a member of the New Era United Methodist Church and a member of Wyalusing Lodge No. 618 F.&A.M., Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534 and V.F.W. Post 6072, Asylum. He was also a member of Carpenters Union Local 514 of Wilkes-Barre for over 30 years. Surviving are his spouse, the former Bernice Cymond, at home; a son, Ralph Roberts Jr. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a stepson, Arthur Johnson Jr. of Wilkes-Barre; daughters, Mrs. Drema (Michael) Corbett of Oakland, Calif.; Mrs. Debra Roberts of Herrickville, Mrs. Darlene Whiddon of Saranac Lake, N.Y.; Mrs. Pamela (James III) Moran of Bremerton, Wash; stepdaughters, Mrs. Glenda (Joseph) Fleming of Moosic; Ms. Sandra Johnson of Bloomsburg; brothers and sisters-in-law James and Cathy Roberts of Anchorage, Ark.; Keith and Sue Roberts of Wyalusing; and Larry and Debra Roberts of Wyalusing; sisters and brothers-in-law, Florence and Edmund Campbell and Virginia and John Carter, all of Wyalusing, Linda and James Randal of Buffalo, N.Y.; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sons, Paul in 1992 and Donald Byrd in 1969, and a brother Harold Jr. in 1990. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, 1993, at 11 a.m. at the New Era United Methodist Church, with Rev. Karl Herman, his pastor officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing on Friday, Oct. 22, 1993 from 7 to 9 p.m. Masonic funeral services will be held by member of Wyalusing Lodge No. 618 F.&A.M. on Friday evening at 7:30 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home. Graveside military services will be conducted by members of Wyalusing Post No. 534 American Legion. –Towanda Daily Review.
ROGERS - Jeanette R. Daddona, 86, of Sayre, PA went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness. She was born on October 31, 1922 in New Era, PA the daughter of the late Jesse S. and Rachel V. Hansel Rogers. Jeanette was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She enjoyed gardening, reading crossword puzzles, sewing, and spending lots of time with her grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband Patsy in 1997, brother Walter Rogers, and sister Eleanor Slusser. Jeanette is survived by her daughter Patricia A. Geisinger of Sayre, PA, son Joseph A. (Kay)Daddona of Waverly, NY, and son Patrick T. (Elaine) Daddona of Sayre, PA, grandchildren George E. Geisinger, Jr. of Waverly, NY, Lori (James) Lane of Sayre, PA, Michael (Licia) Daddona of Lockwood, NY, Stephen (Tina) Daddona of Waverly, NY, Wendi (Dan) Allen of Athens, PA, and Janelle Daddona of Sayre, PA, great-grandchildren Alexa Daddona, Ashtyn, Hunter, and Aubrey Allen, Alyvia, and Porter Daddona, Patrick, and Jonathon Lane, Aaron, and Travis Geisinger, great-great-granddaughter Annaleise Geisinger, brother Milton (Donna) Rogers of Marysville, MI, sisters-in-law Helen Daddona of Sayre, PA, and Wanda Rogers of Tucson, AZ, several nieces, nephews, and cousins, many special friends, and co-workers. Friends and family may call on Saturday, March 28, 2009 from 1pm - 3pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral Services will follow at 3pm at the funeral home with Rev. Steven Reynolds from the Waverly Baptist Church officiating. A private burial will be in New Era Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in Jeanette's memory to: Sayre Public Library, 122 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840. RHW Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc. 25 March 2009.
SALSBURY –MRS. PEARL MARIE SALSBURY JOHNSON age 81 of Wilmot Township, Bradford County, died on Saturday, March 17, 2007 at the Highlands Care Center in LaPorte, where she was a patient since Feb. 7. Pearl had been residing at the Wyalusing Personal Care Home for the past four and one-half years. Pearl was born in New Era, Pa. on Jan. 19, 1926, a daughter of the late James and Lettie Drake Salsbury. She was married to Clinton C. Johnson, who predeceased her on Aug. 7, 1969. Pearl was employed by the former Herman Rynveld Son's Corp in New Albany and later at the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Mfg. Co. of Mildred, Pa. Pearl was a loving spouse, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Surviving: Five sons, George C. Johnson, Eugene W. Johnson, Larry Johnson, Jeffrey Johnson, Richard L. Johnson; fourteen grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren, and two nieces, and special friends, Mike & Flora Arenda, Mildred, Pa., and Norma Shaffer and Sandy Worrell of Wyalusing, Pa. and Martha Charland, of New Albany, Pa. She was predeceased by a son, Howard Edward Johnson, on Aug. 10, 1999, and a brother, John Salsbury; a sister, Marguerite Molyneux and a granddaughter Tara L. Johnson. At Pearl's request there will be no viewing or flowers and services will be private at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the New Era Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
SCHRIMP, ROBERTA, Roberta Elizabeth Schrimp, 12, of New Albany died January 4, 1987 at the home of Mary Jane Young in Athens following an extended period of deteriorating health. She was born December 1, 1974 in Troy, the daughter of Robert C. and Pamela Gowin Schrimp. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister and three brothers; maternal grandparents, Donald and Clara Gowin of New Albany, RD2; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Schrimp of Dushore, RD2; maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Brown of Monroeton, RD1; maternal great-great grandmother, Pearl Brown of Bradford County Manor; several aunts, uncles and cousins. A private funeral service was held January 6 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with Pastor Dennis Fox of the Heritage Bible Church officiating and burial to be in the New Era Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the pediatric fifth floor of the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre in Roberta’s memory. (TGR Jan. 8, 1987)
SETZER - Aline J. Setzer Vargason, 84, of Maine, N.Y., died
Tuesday, March 30, 2010, after a long illness. She is predeceased by her husband, Joe M. Vargason; her parents, Albert and Catherine Rose Setzer; three sisters, Donna Hudspeth, Helen Snyder, and Catherine Setzer; and a brother, Albert (Mike) Setzer. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in law, Darlene Vargason-Bowell and Henry Bowell of Endicott, and Jo-An Vargason-Morrison and Harry Morrison of Maine, N.Y.; her only grandchild, who was the greatest pride of her life, Zachary Bowell of Endicott; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Celine and John McGlynn of Wilkes Barre, Pa., Marion Thomas of Endicott and Shirley Taffe of Dushore, Pa.; two brothers, Robert (Donald) Setzer of Sayre, Pa., and Richard Setzer of Hartford, Conn.; also several nieces and nephews. Aline married Joe Vargason in March of 1954 and was a devoted wife and mother. She worked at Endicott Johnson for 12 years until 1955 when she left to raise her family. The family moved to Maine, N.Y., in 1974 where Joe was active in the fire department and the American Legion. A funeral service for Aline will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 3, 2010 at the Coleman & Daniels Funeral Home, 300 E. Main St., Endicott. The Rev. Timothy Dodd, Pastor of the Twin Orchards Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be at the family's convenience in the New Era Cemetery, New Era, Pa. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Maine Volunteer Fire Department. Towanda Daily Review, April.1.2010
CARL R. STANTON, 67 of 108 Marsh St., Wyalusing died on Saturday, March 19, 1994 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda following an extended illness. Born on Aug. 22, 1927 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., he was the son of the late John J. and Lydia Goodwin Stanton. In his early years he was engaged in farming with his father. He later was a truck driver and heavy-equipment operator. Carl enjoyed fishing, especial time spent up north. Surviving are four children and their spouses; Jay and Sue Stanton of Wilmot, Bonnie and Lonzo Gibbs of Clarksville, Tenn., JoAnne and Charles Beers of Monroeton RR 1 and Karl and Jill Stanton of Mehoopany; one brother, Louis Stanton of Rushville; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Amy Stanton on Dec. 25, 1960; four brothers, Ira, Leon, Paul and Ralph; and two sisters, Iona Coleman and Jenny Mason. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the New Era Cemetery. The family requests that donations or contributions be made to the Wyalusing Ambulance Assoc. in Carl’s memory. Arrangements are by the Kerr-McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing. –Towanda Daily Review
TURNER Vernita P. Turner Oberholtzer
78, of South Branch, Monroe Township, Pa., passed away Friday morning, July 19, 2013 at the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Rena and Jerry Yost, following declining health. Vernita was born in Hamlin, N.Y. on Sept. 5, 1934, a daughter of Harold and Edna Jackson Turner. She was a graduate of New Albany High School class of 1952. Her life encompassed her home and family. Vernita enjoyed cooking, baking and mowing her lawn. Surviving are her sons John Sturdevant and wife Carol of Boyertown, Pa., Ronald Sturdevant and wife Lynn of Pennsburg, Pa., Jody Sturdevant of Monroe Township, Pa.; grandchildren Katie Sturdevant Shondelmaier and husband Dustin, Shane Sturdevant, Travis Sturdevant; step-grandsons Adam Conrad and Matthew Reagan; great-granddaughter Mya Shondelmaier; step-grandchildren Arbey Conrad and Adalynn Conrad; brothers Ronald Turner and wife Joan of Darvon, Pa., Charles Turner of Towanda, Carson Turner and wife Terry of New Albany, Pa.; sister Rena Yost and husband Jerry of Monroe Township, Pa.; several nieces, nephews cousins and her best friend Carl "Baldy" Howell.In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son Eugene Sturdevant in 1957; a brother Stanley Eugene Turner in 1940; and a sister Sharon Brown. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 22, 2013 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Terry VanHorn officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in the New Era Cemetery, Terry Township, Pa.
TUTTLE ROBERT E.
Daily Review on 10/28/2007.
Robert E. Tuttle, 74, of Wyalusing RR 2, Terry Township, Pa., died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Born March 18, 1933, in Hollenback, Wilmot Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Paul Tuttle and Vivian Dower Tuttle. Robert was a graduate of Wyalusing High School Class of 1951 and was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army. In early years, Robert was employed by Remington Rand in Elmira, N.Y., National Homes in Horseheads, N.Y., and by Corning Glass in Corning, N.Y. He was later employed by the American Meter Company in Wyalusing for 10 years and by Procter and Gamble in Mehoopany, Pa., for 27 years until his retirement in September of 1993. Robert was a member of the Wilmot Fire Company and American Legion Post No. 510 in Black Walnut, Pa. He is survived by: his sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy and Deborah Tuttle of Towanda RR 4, Paul and Dawn Tuttle of Wyalusing RR 2, Mitchell and Dawn Tuttle of Sugar Run, Jay Tuttle of Sugar Run and Blair Tuttle of Lowell, Vt.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Howard of Jenningsville and Louella Franklin of Sugar Run; and several nieces, nephews and cousins In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Esther Hebel Tuttle, on June 10, 1993, and by his sisters, Marie Moody and Ernestine Hewitt. A memorial service will be held at noon Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. John Dabback, pastor of the Sugar Run Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be in the New Era Cemetery, Terry Township. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Wilmot Fire Company, Sugar Run, Pa. 18846, or to the Sugar Run Presbyterian Church, Sugar Run, Pa. 18846, or to the Arthritis Foundation, Northeast Pennsylvania Unit, Kirby Health Center, 71 Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18701, in Robert E. Tuttle's memory. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
JOE M. VARGASON, 69 of Maine, N.Y., died unexpectedly Saturday morning, June 30, 2001 while directing traffic in the line of duty as a volunteer Fire-Police officer for the Maine Volunteer Fired Department. Joe was a retired employee of Amphenol-Cadres, Inc. with 34 years of service. He was also a veteran of the Korean War having served with the U.S. Army. He was a 26-year member of the Maine Volunteer Fire Department and a member and past-commander of the Maine American Legion Post 1390. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Maj. Ray H. Humphrey Post 1449, Endicott, N.Y. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved animals. Joe took immense enjoyment in his grandson Zachary and could be seen all over the Town of Maine with him, going to the post office and playground. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Sarah Vargason. He is survived by his wife, Aline Vargason of Maine, N.Y.; daughters and a son-in-law, Jo-An Vargason of Maine, N.Y., Darlene and Henry Bowell of Maine, N.Y.; grandson, Zachary Bowell of Maine, N.Y.; brother, Jack Vargason of Vestal, N.Y.; stepbrother, Walter McHale of Owego, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 3, 2001 at 10 a.m. at the Coleman and Daniels Funeral Home, Inc., 3000 E. Main St., Endicott, N.Y. The Rev. Thomas F. Keating, pastor of Most Holy Rosary Church, Maine, N.Y. will officiate. Burial will be in the New Era Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Maine Volunteer Emergency Squad, PO Box 157, Maine, NY. –Towanda Daily Review
WASHBURN –JEANNETTA ROSE WASHBURN (CANFIELD) WELLS, age 74, died unexpectedly at her home on April 10, 2005. She was the widow of Russell M. Wells, who preceded her in death on July 4, 2003. Born July 15, 1930 at the “home place” in Moxie, she was the oldest daughter of Hazel Bates Washburn Canfield and Robert F. Washburn of Johnson City, N.Y. She was raised by her mother and stepfather, Claude F. Canfield. She never truly met her real father until she was 42. She often said after meeting him and her stepmother, Louise, I’m lucky I have two mothers, and two fathers. She attended Wyalusing schools before leaving home to work in Towanda at the silk mill. She was later employed by Dushore Lingerie and Sulcraft in Dushore. Jeannetta became a military wife and spent 25 years traveling the United States with her husband and family. They were stationed at Carlisle, Pa.; Maryland, Ohio, Texas, Alaska and Georgia. Upon moving back to Pennsylvania, she returned to work at Sulcraft and worked there until its closing in 1980. She was thereafter employed by Rynveld’s in New Albany, until poor health forced her to retire. Jeannetta’s life was her home and family and beloved pets. She and Russell loved to travel and continued to do so unit his health would no longer permit it. She was a fabulous cook and everyone will miss those “goody” boxes at Christmas that were filled with wonderful cookies and breads, mouth-watering fudge and cans of party mix. She loved to sew and made beautiful patchwork hand-tied quilts. This year for Christmas each one of her children and spouses and each grandchild and great-grandchild received a quilt. They all have whimsical flopped-eared rabbits with their own special clothes, bride and groom, hikers, hunters, nurses. She had a special creative gift and a big heart and loved to give. She is survived by her sons; Lyle Wells and Virginia Ross of Wyalusing and Eugene Wells of New Albany; a daughter, Valinda Wells Pointek and Siegfried Zebe of Friendsville; a daughter-in-law, Sopon Wells of Campton; her grandchildren, Matthew and Cheri Wells Fagan of Bloomsburg, Pa., Adam and Amber Williams Wells of Wilmot, David and Beck Donovan Shores of Rome, Amy Donovan of Dushore, Candace Wells and Zachariah Wells; a step-granddaughter, Misty Walters Smith and Al Johnson; and great-grandchildren, Tristen and Terry Shores, Nathaniel and Eric Donovan, Niles Lee, Sierra Smith, Shelby Johnson and Lila Bowen. In addition to her beloved husband and both sets of parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Claudia Canfield, a brother, Edward Canfield; two sons, Jesse Llewellyn Wells and Michael Bruce Wells; a grandson, Eric Russell Donovan; a great-granddaughter, Jeslyn Rose Aepph, and a special brother-in-law, Samuel Barnett. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing. Friends and family are invited to call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, at McHenry’s in Wyalusing. Interment will follow in the New Era Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice in Jeannetta R. Wells’ memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
GEORGE D. WELLS, 47 of Burlington formerly of Luthers Mills and Towanda died unexpectedly Friday, July 12, 1991 at his home following a heart attack. Born March 31, 1944 in Towanda he was a son of the late George V. and Ida Hardenstine Wells. George was a graduate of Towanda High School, class of 1963 and was later employed by Westinghouse in Horseheads for several years. At the time of his death he was employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda for 21 years. Mr. Wells was a member of the Franklin Steam Engine Company of Towanda and a member of the Monroeton Rod and Gun Club. George was well-known throughout the area and possessed many friends. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors. Surviving are three sons, Frank, Michael and Thomas Wells, all of Troy; a sister, Marilyn Raub of Gillett RD 2; two brothers, Gerald Wells of Sasco and Gary Wells of New Era; an uncle, Paul Hardenstine of Elmira; an aunt, Aretta Hatt of Elmira; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral will be held Thursday, July 18 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. John Feaster, pastor of the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the New Era Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review
GERALD T. WELLS, 58 of Saco, Towanda RR 1 died Monday afternoon, Nov. 27, 1995 as a result of a heart attack suffered while hunting in Overton Township, Bradford County. Born March 20, 1937 in Towanda he was a son of George V. and Ida M. Hardenstine Wells. Gerald was a graduate of the Towanda High School Class of 1955. In early years he was employed by King and King Furniture in Towanda, C.M. Thompson Oil Co. and Sylvania Electric in Towanda. He owned and operated a dairy farm in Franklindale from 1964 to 1972. From April of 1973 to 19882 he drove truck for Daily Express. Later Gerald went into business for himself, operating Wells Truck and Auto Service in Saco until the time of his death. In January of 1970 he married the former Caryl Tewksbury. Mr. Wells was a member of the Sullivan Trail Rod and Gun Club, Towanda Rifle and Pistol Club, Waverly Sportsman Club, Sayre Sportsman Club, National Rifle Association and was an honorary member of the Pennsylvania Sheriffs Association. Surviving and his wife of over 25 years, Caryl Tewksbury Wells at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Gerald T. and Amy Wells Jr. of Mercur Hill; a son, John Well of Woodrige, N.Y.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and David Morse of Trout Run, Pa., Kathy and Walter Davis of Mercur; six grandsons; two granddaughters; a brother, Gary Wells of New Era, Pa.; a sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and James Raub of Gillett RR 2 and an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hardenstine of Elmira; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia A. Speer Wells on March 15, 1964; his father, George V. Wells on June 28, 1980; his mother, Ida M. Hardenstine Wells on April 18, 1989; a brother, George D. Wells on July 12, 1991; a grandson, Jason D. Wells on July 12, 1979. The funeral service will be held Friday, Dec. 1, 1995 at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating. Interment will be in the New Era Cemetery, New Era, Pa. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorials may be directed to: Sayre Sportsman’s Club for the Youth Hunters Education Program in care of David Hafer, RR 2, Box 359, Sayre, Pa. in Mr. Wells’ memory. –Towanda Daily Review
WELLS Marilyn L. RAUB, 59, of Pine City, NY, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at her home. Born march 5, 1941 in Towanda, PA, she was the daughter of the late george and Ida Hardenstine Wells. She was the proprietor of Country Blossoms Flower Shop, Mosherville, PA and was also employed by the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA for many years. Marilyn was a member of the Westminister Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her children and spouses, Todd and Victoria Corbin of Sayre, PA, Keith and Mary Corbin of Sayre, PA, Beth Ann and Robert Hyde of Pine City, NY and John Raub of Pine City; a granddaughter; a brother, Gary Wells of New era, PA; several nieces and nephews; special friend, LaVerne Kingsley of East Smithfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Raub, 1997; and two brothers, Gerald Wells and George “Donnie” Wells. Funeral services were held May 20 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. Cathy Stevenson Black, Pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian Church, Elmira, NY officiating and interment to be in the New Era Cemetery, New Era. Memorial contributions may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 244 West Water St., Elmira, NY 14901 in Mrs. Raub’s memory. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, May 25, 2000
Russell Mick WELLS
Daily Review July 6, 2003
Russell Mick Wells, age 76, died on July 4, 2003, at his home in Evergreen. He was born November 15, 1926 in Homets Ferry, Pa., the son of the late Mable and Leland Wells, Sr. Russell was a 24 year veteran of the United States Army. He fought many battles in his life but none so valiant as his battle with bladder cancer. On July 1, 1953, Russell married Jeannetta (Washburn) Wells in the Moxie Community Church. It was a loving and devoted marriage of 50 years. Russell joined the Army February 7, 1945 after a brief period as civilian, he re-entered the service in 1950. He retired from the service in 1970. During his long career he was stationed at Camp Wheeler, GA (basic training), Pittsburgh, California, Philippine Islands, North Honschu, Japan, Fort Mead, MD, Hawaii, Fort Lewis in WA, Bremer Haven and Lingroise, Germany (where he went to quartermaster school to learn to cook and bake), Indiantown Gap, Manchester, England, Carlisle, PA, Edgewood Arsenal, MD, Wilmington, OH, Korea, Fort Hood, TX, the Mohave Desert (during the Cuban Crisis), Fort Richardson, AK (where he went to "Knucklehead" school and earned his GED at the age of 32, an accomplishment that brought him much pride), Fort Gordon, GA and Vietnam. Upon his retirement he, Jeannetta and their four children settled in the Wyalusing/New Albany area. Russell worked with his father-in-law Claude and brother-in-law Duane Canfield logging. He also hauled grain. In 1973, he started working at Masonite Corp., in Wysox. He worked there until 1986 when a debilitating injury forced him into early retirement. This gave him more time to raise his beautiful vegetable and flower gardens, livestock and his beloved pets. His "pets" ranged from cats and dogs, to pot belly pigs, raccoons, and squirrels. He and Jeannetta loved to cook and bake no one ever left their table hungry. Russell also loved to hunt and fish. While stationed in Alaska he enjoyed hunting moose and caribou. He also enjoyed time spent with his family fishing for salmon and digging clams. Back in Pennsylvania he taught each of his sons to handle a gun and a fishing pole (fishing was a sport that Jeannetta and their daughter Valinda also enjoyed). He loved to travel and he and Jeannetta continued to take trips as often as possible. In 1991 the couple and their granddaughter made the trek back to Alaska, across Canada, then the West Coast back across the continent to the East Coast. Russell loved to "pick" and tell stories. He was every ones favorite uncle and Poppa. If you found a sick or injured animal Poppa would nurse it back to health. If you had a fussy baby Poppa would lull it to sleep. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jeannetta (Washburn) Wells. His four children: Lyle Terry Wells and Virginia Ross, of New Era, Valinda (Wells Donovan) Pointek and Siegfried Behe, of Friendsville, Michael Wells, of Towanda, Eugene and Sopon Wells, of Evergreen; daughter-in-law: Beverly (Chilson) Wells, of Franklindale; grandchildren: Adam and Amber (Williams) Wells, of Laceyville, Cheri Wells, of Bloomsburg, Becky (Donovan) and David Shores, of New Albany, Amy (Donovan) and Roland Aeppli, of Herrickville, Ryan and Lori (Stanley) Donovan, of Dushore, Candace Wells, of Franklindale, Zachariah Wells, of Towanda, PA; step grand daughter, Misty Smith and Al Johnson, of Towanda; great grandchildren: Terry and Tristen Shores, of New Albany, Nathaniel Donovan, of Dushore, Sierra Smith and Shelby Johnson, of Towanda, PA, Lila Bowen, of New Albany; a special sister Shirley Barnett, of Towanda, Jean Lee, of Massachusetts; brothers: Carl and (Loueva) Wells of New Era, William (Mary) Wells, of New Albany, Ralph (Virginia) Wells of Tunkhannock, sister-in-law: Mary Jane Wells, of Wilmot, Virginia (Joseph) Bell, of South Auburn, Luila (Allison) Steele, of Green, NY, Jean Canfield, of Towanda; brother-in-laws: Duane Canfield, of Moxie, Vernon Canfield, of Moxie and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Mable and Leland Wells, Sr.; mother-in-laws and father-in-laws: Claude and Hazel Canfield and Robert and Louise Washburn. His sisters and their spouses: Marie Moore, Mildred Teeter, Evelyn Shedden, Beatrice Shedden; brothers: Wayne Morningstar (and Elizabeth), Leland Wells, Jr., brother-in-law: Edward Canfield; sisters- in- laws: Claudia Canfield, and Elaine Canfield. A special brother in law Samuel Barnett (we know that they are up there fishing and spoiling grand babies and sons). A son Jesse Llwellyn, 1954, a grandson Eric Russell Donovan 1978, great granddaughter Jesslyn Rose Aeppli, 2002. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at 1:00 p.m. in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, PA, with the Rev. Russell Pierce, pastor officiating. Interment will follow in New Era Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to call on Wednesday, at McHenry Funeral Home, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of funeral service. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
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