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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
North Orwell Cemetery, Orwell, Bradford County, PA
Obituaries

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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by Joyce M. Tice 2000
North Orwell Cemetery Listing 2008

 

 

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) 

Deville "Dell' E. BOARDMAN
(September 18, 1953 - February 17, 2008)
Softly in the morning, you heard a gentle call, you took the hand God offered you, and quietly left us all… Our hearts were saddened with the sudden loss of such a wonderful and loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend Deville E. “Dell” Boardman, 54 of North Orwell, Pa. Dell, as he was affectionately known by his family and friends was born on September 18, 1953, in Towanda a son of the late Donald E. and Nelsie (Manchester) Boardman. He was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School Class of 1971. During his school years, Dell participated in band playing the string bass and the bass horn. On December 23, 1972 he married his classmate Susan Davis, and together they shared many memories and raised four children. Dell assisted his parents in the operation of the family dairy farm which continues to be operated by his son Daniel. He loved to farm and treasured the time spent with his family. For nearly 20 years, Dell served as a board member of the Northeast Bradford School District and spent ten of those years as board president. In addition, he also served on the board for the Northern Tier Career Center and the North Orwell Cemetery Association. He will be greatly missed by many and his memory will live on within each of our hearts. Dell is survived by his wife of 35 years Susie; children Casey D. Boardman of Waltham, MA, Jay D. Boardman of Pittsburgh, PA, Daniel E. Boardman of North Orwell, Emily J. Boardman of Camp Hill, PA; his brothers and sisters-in-law: Andy and Missy Boardman of Rome, Pa; Avery and Erica Boardman of Towanda, Pa; his sisters and brothers-in-law: Nancy and Dale Holden of Earlville, NY; Linda Gibney of Statesville, NC; Amy and Mark Rejmer of Bogart, GA; his mother-in-law Jean Davis, his aunts and uncles: Beryl and James Cleary; Lois and Bruce Yeagle and Mabel Manchester; brothers-in-laws, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Dell was predeceased by his mother Nelsie on January 13, 2003 and his father Donald E. Boardman on October 13, 2007. A Celebration of Dell’s life will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 11 am at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 South Main St., Nichols with Pastor K. Ben Robinson, of the North Orwell Union Church, officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the North Orwell Cemetery. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held on Wednesday, February 20th from 1-4 pm and 7-9 pm at the funeral chapel. Memories and condolences may also be shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com Friends who wish may remember The Grace Connection, PO Box 122, Towanda, Pa 18848 in loving memory of Dell Boardman . Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

BOARDMAN DONALD E
On Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, and with the dawning of a new day, Donald E. Boardman, 77, of Rome, Pa., went to his heavenly home and was reunited with his loving wife, Nelsie. Don was born on Oct. 30, 1929, at the family homestead in Windham, a son of Erwin and Mildred (Haight) Boardman. He was a graduate of Rome High and following graduation joined his father in the daily operations of the family farm.  On Aug. 4, 1951, in Potterville, he married the love of his life and best friend, Nelsie Manchester. She predeceased him on Jan. 13, 2003, following 51 years of marriage.  Don was an active member of the North Orwell Union Church. where he sang with the church choir and held various positions. He was a former member of the Northeast Bradford School Board and formerly served as Windham Township auditor. An avid singer, he enjoyed music and singing with "The Messengers."   When not assisting his son and grandson in the operation of the family farm, Don enjoyed writing poetry and would often recite his poems to those who he greeted. His greatest joy and pleasure was being surrounded by his family and friends.  He is survived by his children, Nancy and her husband, Dale Holden, of Earlville, N.Y., Deville and his wife, Susan Boardman, of Rome, Linda Gibney of Statesville, N.C., Andy and his wife, Missy Boardman, of Rome, Avery and his wife, Erica Boardman, of Towanda, Pa., and Amy and her husband, Mark Rejmer of Bogart, Ga.; a friend who was like a son to Don and Nelsie, Keith and his wife, Joan Chilson, of Rome; a special friend and companion, Lora Antisdel of West Warren, Pa.; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Beryl and Jim Cleary of Sayre, Pa., and Lois and Bruce Yeagle of Rome; a sister-in-law, Mabel Manchester of Rome; 29 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and many dear friends also survive.  Funeral services and a celebration of Don's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the North Orwell Cemetery.  A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.  Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to a charity of one's choice in loving memory of Donald E. Boardman.

 

BOWEN Arthur M. Bowen

78, of North Orwell, Pa., died on Friday, June 28, 2013, following a period of declining health. Art was born on Sept. 5, 1934, at home in North Orwell a son of the late Clifford and Clara (McCormick) Bowen. He attended school in Rome and proudly served his country with the U.S. Army. Following an honorable discharge, Art returned to his home town and began to work for the Commonwealth Telephone Company and retired from CTec following 39 years of service. He was a member of the LeRay Lodge #471 F&AM, LeRaysville, Pa., and the North Orwell Union Church. Art was an avid fan of NASCAR, and also enjoyed golfing and hunting. He was always willing to give a helping hand to friends and neighbors. Art will be greatly missed by his wife of 53 years, Betty (Hennip) Bowen; his siblings, Gerry Connell of Connecticut, Richard (Anna) Bowen of Windham, Pa., Judy Horton of Tioga, Pa., Alida Bowen of Virginia; Betty's siblings, Harvey and Teri Hennip, of Tioga Center, N.Y., Shirley and Preston Russell of LeRaysville, Pa., Carol and Don Smith of Rome, Pa., Bill Hennip of Rome, Pa., Gary and Marianne Hennip of Rome, Pa.; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends also survive. Art was predeceased by his parents Clifford and Clara Bowen, his sister Mary Raupers and a nephew Robert "Bob" Bowen. Abiding with his wishes, funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the North Orwell Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the North Orwell Cemetery or the North Orwell Union Church c/o Cathy Rought, 53 Roughts Hollow Lane, Rome, PA 18837.   Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean we'll miss you, until we meet again.  Towanda Daily Review – June 30, 2013   

 

BOWEN Richard "Dick" Bowen

spent his 82 years being described as so many wonderful things. To some, he was the man who constantly helped and gave to his community. To others, he was the big guy who could fix and drive anything on wheels, from snowmobiles to tractor trailers, and everything in between. To still others, he was a dedicated husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. But to anyone that ever talked to him for more than a few minutes, the one thing everyone knew about him was that he truly was the ultimate race fan. In true Saturday night racing form, in the late evening hours of Sept. 14, 2013, Dick was finally able to cross his own start/finish line, with checkered flags waving, and everyone who loved him, tearfully cheering him on. Born Feb. 22, 1931, Dick was the son Clifford and Clara McCormack Bowen.  Growing up in North Orwell, Dick learned all about farming and auto mechanics from his father, who owned a local garage, and that knowledge was something he carried through his entire professional life.  He married Lila Corbin in 1950, and together they had five children, making their home predominantly in the North Orwell and Potterville areas until her death in 1967.  On Dec 19, 1970, Dick married Anna Cook, and for the past 42 years, they built a life based on family, friendship, giving to the community, and most of all, living that life to the fullest. Dick's immense mechanical knowledge took him to various places throughout the 1970's and 1980's. A member since 1957 of the Binghamton Local 410B of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Dick was the master mechanic for D.W. Winkleman as Route 17 was built from Nichols toward Elmira.  Later on, he worked for F. S. Lopke on the building of Route 66 in Front Royal, Va. After leaving the road construction business in the early 1980's, Dick and his son Bob ran a dairy farm in LeRaysville for several years before he and Anna decided to enter the trucking industry, starting R&A Development Corporation, where he worked until his retirement in 1993.  No matter where Dick hung his hat, he also spent many hours being an active community member. He and Anna, along with their friends Hugh and Betty Brown, founded the Windham Ambulance Association in the early 1970's, and Dick became one of the first EMTs in the area. He was also an integral member of the Windham Fire Co., Department 19 for over 40 years.  A life-long avid horseman, Dick played a key role in the development and running of the Oak Hill Corral in North Orwell and loved to raise horses.  Dick also had an unparalleled zest for life. Upon his retirement, he was very dedicated to working on the race cars of his son Barry and his grandson Brian, and lending a hand to McGuire Racing too. There weren't many weekends that went by when he wasn't at a race track somewhere, indulging in his favorite past-time.  Dick also loved to dance, and in his younger years, it was hard to keep him from square dancing and going out to polka. Later on, he and Anna spent a lot of time camping in their motorhome and visiting with their camping buddies.  A member of the North Orwell Union Church and of Roman F.A. & C Lodge No. 418, he also gave many hours of time and service to these organizations as well.  It is his immense family that has blossomed and grown over the past seven decades that was Dick's greatest source of pride, and he worked daily to teach them about loving one another, extending a hand to people in need, and giving their time selflessly to their community.  Those whom Dick leaves behind to carry on that legacy are his wife, Anna, and his children: Barry and Kathy Bowen, Lois and Terry Gray, Gale and Tammy Bowen, all of Windham, Dale Bowen and Missy Schultz of Athens; his daughter-in-law, Terry Bowen of Towanda, Joy and Mike Drake and Rodney Cook of Litchfield, and Rex Cook of Boca Raton, Fla.; and his 17 grandchildren: Karrie, Brian, Ryan, John, Mindy, Tara, Cheyenne, LeRae, Mark, Kati, Kami, Tyler, Jill, Kasey, Kelly, Tammy, and Ryan, and all of their significant others.  "Great-Grandpa" also expects wonderful things from the 33 crazy great-grandkids that blessed his life, many of whom spent a lot of time these last few years climbing all over Great-Grandpa to get hugs and kisses.  Dick will also be very missed by his sisters, Judy Horton of Tioga, Pa., Jerry Connell of Connecticut and Alida Bowen of Martinsburg, W.V., and his brothers-and-sisters-in-law, Betty Bowen of Rome, George and Jean Corbin, Okachobee, Fla., Jerry and Linda Corbin of Sayre, and Christine and Ira Thetga of Potterville, Eleanor and Charles Watson of Auburn, Pa., Walter Jr. and Kay Edsell of Camptown, Kenny and Sandy Edsell of Sayre, and Marie Williams of Wyalusing.  Also surviving are his aunt, Dorothy Ackley or Norwich, N.Y., and special friends Charles VanDokkenburg and Ronald Corter. Multitudes of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other close friends will hold his memory close.  It gives great joy to know that while we were not able to celebrate everlasting life with Dick in victory lane, he was greeted there by his son, Robert "Bob" Bowen; his grandson, Matthew Dale Bowen; his son, Ronald Cook; his first wife, Lila; nephew, Mark Corbin; his sister and brother- in-law, Mary and Albert Raupers; brother, Arthur Bowen, brother-in-law Jim Connell, his special friends, Hugh Brown, Bill Snyder, Jim Askey, Pete Strope, Pete Chaffee, and Don Boardman, and his forever canine companion, JimBob. To celebrate Dick's victory lap, the family would like to invite the community to calling hours on Friday, Sept. 20, from 6 - 8 p.m. and Saturday morning, Sept. 21, from 10 - 11 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services will be at eleven on Saturday at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, with interment at the North Orwell Cemetery immediately following. Because Dick's life was the definitive example of selfless giving to his community and true compassion for his neighbors, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The North Orwell Community Hall, c/o Jane Bullock, 1342 Lovett Hill Rd., Rome, PA 18837 or The Skilled Nursing Unit at Memorial Hospital, 91 Hospital Dr., Towanda, PA 18848 in loving memory of Richard "Dick" Bowen.  The family wishes to thank Dick's Pit Crew, the doctors and nurses at the Skilled Nursing Unit at Memorial Hospital, for the work they have done over the past two years to keep Dick's car on the track. The mark that Dick left on everyone he met will not fade with his passing. Rather, those who were lucky enough to share any time with him should pay forward his example to positively impact generations to come.  Sayre Morning Times – September 17, 2013

 

JAMES R. BROWN, 76, of RR 2, Covington, Pa., died peacefully early Saturday morning, March 26, 2005, at the Williamsport Hospital.  He was born on Feb. 16, 1929, in Windham, a son of the late Jud and Roberta (Dutton) Brown.  James attended school in Rome and was a retired employee of Lynn Ladder Co. in Orwigsburg, Pa.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his family.  James is survived by his loving and devoted wife of nearly 58 years, Elaine Larrabee Brown; his daughters, Andrea J. (David) Rosen of Marion, N.Y., and Julaine Renee (Carl) Miller of Liberty, Pa.; his sons, Robert J. (Cheryl) Brown of Troy and Joseph Leland (Martha) Brown of Pottsville, Pa.; his brother and sister-in-law, William and Irene Brown of Dundee, N.Y.; sisters-in-law, Barbara Brown of Rockstream, N.Y. and Nancy Brown of Rome; his special grandchildren, Julie Sosnowski, Joy Dowling, Joseph Scott Rosen, Roberta Elaine Rosen, James Joseph (Helen) Brown, Jonathan Lee (Jessie) Brown, Christina Marie (John) Jalonski, Carl Miller III, Keith Christopher (Carrie) Miller and Lesa Renee Miller; great-grandchildren, Michael, Katelyn, Daren, Valerie, Veronica and Sean; and several nieces, nephews and their families.  He was predeceased by his brothers, Harry and his wife, Grace Brown, Kenneth Brown and Roger Brown.  Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services and a celebration of James’ life at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.  Interment will follow in the North Orwell Cemetery.  A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held from noon until the time of the service Wednesday.  Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to a charity of one’s choice in loving memory of James R. Brown.  –Towanda Daily Review.

CASS Elery B. Cass, 82, of North Orwell, (Rome RD 1), died Thursday, April 12, 1973 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born in North Orwell, April 18, 1890, he was the son of the late Vernon D. and Cora Cheney Cass, he had operated a riding academy at St. Petersburg, Fla., for many years. Upon his return north, he resided at Lake O’Meadows and was a dealer in livestock. When he retired he returned to his farm in North Orwell. Mr. Cass was a veteran of World War I having served with the U.S. Army in Co. L. of the 314th Infantry, 79th Division in France and Germany.  He was a member of Fort Sullivan Post No. 246, Athens American Legion, and a member of the Union Church in North Orwell and had been active in all area civic affairs.  He and his wife noted their 59th wedding anniversary on April 8.  Surviving are his wife, May Moore Cass of North Orwell; two brothers, William B. Cass of Allentown and A. Boyd Cass of Bethlehem, Pa.; two nephews, Newell Cass of Nichols, Richard Ray Cass of Horseheads; four nieces, Mrs. John (Charlotte) Hilke of Syracuse, Mrs. Kenneth (Katherine) Goodfellow of Manlius, N.Y., Mrs. William (Vivian) Johnson of West Redding, Conn. and Mrs. Wallace (Barbara) McClure of Cedar Town, Ga.  Friends may call at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel in Nichols Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral chapel Sunday at 2 p.m.  Rev. Carlos Munoz, pastor of the Union Church of the Methodist Charge in North Orwell, will officiate.  Burial will be in the Cass family plot in North Orwell Cemetery.  Friends who wish may make a memorial contribution to the Windham Ambulance Association.

 

CARR Eulalie M. Hurley

Surrounded by her family and those she so dearly loved, Eulalie M. Hurley, 83, of North Orwell, Pa., died on Thursday morning at her home, Nov. 21, 2013.Eulalie was born on Aug. 17, 1930 in Towanda, Pa., one of nine children of Alice and Clarence Brown and John and Caroline Carr. She was a graduate of the LeRaysville High School, Class of 1949. On June 28, 1952, she married Robert Hurley and together they shared 50 years of marriage until his passing on Oct. 27, 2002. She was a retired employee of GTE Sylvania. Eulalie was a member of the North Orwell Union Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher for many years. Devoted and dedicated to her North Orwell Community, she was an active member of the North Orwell Ladies Auxiliary. Eulalie enjoyed playing the piano, spending time in her garden although her greatest pleasure was being surrounded by her family. Eulalie will be greatly missed by her children Gary and his wife Nicole Hurley of Rome, Pa.; Blayne and his wife Nancy Hurley of Owego, N.Y.; Connie and her husband Greg Conner of Rome, Pa.; Shannon Hurley and Kevin Kriner of Towanda; her special friend Joe Soper of Painted Post, N.Y.; her grandchildren Jennifer Devine, Aubrey (Duane) Carrington, Heather Allis, Brandon (Hannah) Allis, Brittany Koss, and McKenna Hurley; her great-grandchildren Macie Devine, Tristan Decker, Zane Carrington, Blaise Devine, Delaney Carrington and Carter Allis; her brothers and sisters-in-law Elwood and Janet Carr, Vernon and Pat Carr, both of Rome, Pa.; Romeyn and Alice Carr of Montrose, Pa.; her sister Donna Benjamin of Elmira, N.Y.; sister-in-law Betty Carr of LeRaysville, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Eulalie was predeceased by her husband Robert Hurley in 2002; a infant daughter Janet Hurley in September 1961; siblings Llewellyn (Bernice) Brown, Carl Brown, Doris (Ellis) Coolbaugh, Gerald Carr. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 from 11 am. to 1 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of her life will follow at 1 p.m. Interment and prayers of committal will be in the North Orwell Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the North Orwell Union Church, c/o Mrs. Kathy Rought, 53 Roughts Hollow Lane, Rome, Pa 18837 or Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA 18848 in loving memory of Eulalie M. Hurley.  Towanda Daily Review – November 22, 2013

 

JAMES G. CLEARY, 86, died on October 6, 2014 at Elcor Health Facility in Horseheads, NY. He was born on September 16, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pa the only child of Michael V. and Teresa Breen Cleary. James attended school and graduated from the Price School of Advertising in 1949. He worked in Philadelphia and New York in the publishing and printing industry until he was called into the military services at the outbreak of the Korean War. James was honorable discharged in 1951. He returned to New York City and was employed as assistant manager of the Photo Board and Trade. In 1954, he married Beryl Boardman of Sayre, Pa. A marriage that lasted 60 years until his death. They traveled extensively during these years to all seven continents and many countries. He was predeceased by their son Michael in 1981 due to an auto accident. Jim is survived by his wife, Beryl; former daughter-in-law, Julie Cook Cleary LaMont; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lois and Bruce Yeagle; many cousins, nieces and nephews. Jim was a beloved member (30 years) of Alcoholics Anonymous and has many friends there whom he has shown the way to sobriety. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of calling hours on Friday, October 10 from 1-3 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St. Nichols. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the North Orwell Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to their local chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/7/2014

 

CONRAD
Lynn V. Age 69 of 148 Frontier Drive, Smyrna, TN, formerly of Lowman, NY, died on Wednesday, August 8, 2001 at Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Lynn was born December 26 , 1931 in Binghamton, New York, the son of the late Lynn H. and Cecil M. Smith Conrad. Lynn was a veteran serving his country with the US Army in Germany during the Korean War. Lynn married his wife, Eleanor Whytock Conrad, on May 15, 1954 and they recently celebrated their 47th Wedding Anniversary on May 15, 2001. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a former member of the Elmira Heights, NY American Legion Post # 154 and the Waverly, NY Moose Club. Lynn was a Boy Scout Leader for over 20 years and a 4-H Horse Club Leader. Lynn was pre-deceased by his parents and his brother, Frank Conrad. Lynn and his wife, Eleanor, were members of The Mayfield Drive Baptist Church. Lynn is survived by his beloved wife Eleanor Whytock Conrad; son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Hanna Conrad of Felton, Delaware; daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Ray Therit of Smyrna, TN and Melinda and John Peterson of Tullahoma, TN; five grandchildren and one great grandchild; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Shirley Conrad of Tullahoma, TN; sister and brother-in-law, Rita and Nelson Warner of Palmyra, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Woodfin Chapel, 203 N. Lowery St., Smyrna, TN on Friday, August 10 , 2001 from 4-8 PM. Mr. Conrad's Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, August 11, 2001 at 1:00 PM. The Rev. H. L. Wilkinson of the Mayfield Drive Baptist Church will officiate. Interment in North Orwell Cemetery in Rome, Pennsylvania. Local arrangements are entrusted to the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads.

 

COOLBAUGH Anna Bowen

For over 40 years, the one thing that her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren could count on was that Sunday mornings were special at Grandma Bowen's house. With coffee always on the table and Grandpa sitting there reading his paper, Grandma happily made pancakes for anyone who asked for them. The chatter was boisterous and unlimited and being together as a family was always the priority. Sunday morning, Nov. 3, 2013, however, was a different kind of special, as those same children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were able to watch her take her last breaths here on earth as she was reunited with Grandpa after being apart for seven long weeks.  Born Feb. 23, 1933, Anna L. Bowen was the daughter of King E. Coolbaugh and Walter I. and Nellie R. Benjamin Edsell. Anna spent her childhood in the Neath and LeRaysville areas and attended LeRaysville area schools and as a young woman, she also spent a period of time enjoying the Florida sunshine. In the late 1960s, Anna headed back to Bradford County, and on Dec. 19, 1970, she married Richard "Dick" Bowen. For almost 43 years, the never-ending love that they shared fostered a legacy of a large, loud, and loving family, timeless friendships, and living the example of selfless giving in a million ways.  Anna's life was one that was always filled with new experiences and adventure. Sometimes these things were chosen, and many times they were not, but she always faced every day with a positive and can-do-it attitude. Anna raised nine children and welcomed grandkids into the family throughout the 1970s and 1980s, all while Dick's career took them all over Pennsylvania and New York, and even as far away as Virginia.  When they returned to Bradford County in the early 1980s, she helped Dick and his son Bob run a dairy farm in LeRaysville, and then they started their own trucking company, R&A Development Corporation. Anna also filled her time working a substitute bus driver for the Northeast Bradford School District, and then took a position as a bus driver for the Endless Mountains Transportation Authority, where first she made the daily run to the Lycoming Mall, and later on, drove the smaller van routes before she retired in 2005. She was also the consummate seamstress, she loved to knit and crochet, she spent hours reading any and all kinds of books, especially mysteries and thrillers, and anyone who knew her could attest to her phenomenal cooking and baking skills, especially her Spanish rice and the BEST brown bread ever.  Along with family, work, and her hobbies, Anna also somehow found the time, without fail, to give back to the Windham community. Dick and Anna, along with their friends Hugh and Betty Brown, founded the Windham Ambulance Association in the early 1970s, and Anna was one of the first people to become a licensed EMT in this area. Anna also served as an auditor for Windham Township for many years. Her service to community didn't stop there. She was a member of the Windham Fire Company, Department 19, for over 40 years, helping both the fire company and with the Ladies Auxiliary. She was also an active member of the Rome Order of The Eastern Star, Chapter 26, and of the North Orwell Union Church.  Anna and Dick loved to square dance and polka when they were younger, and in retirement, they enjoyed camping in their motor home, going to the local races to watch Barry and Brian race, and heading off occasionally to enjoy NASCAR or visit their friends far and wide.  As she joins Dick, who left on Sept. 14 to prepare a place for them both, she leaves behind her children, Rexford Cook of Boca Raton, Fla., Joy and Michael Drake and Rodney Cook, all of Litchfield, Barry and Kathy Bowen, Lois and Terry Gray, Gale and Tammy Bowen, all of Windham, Dale Bowen and Missy Schultz of Athens, her daughter-in-law, Terry Bowen of Towanda, and her beloved dog, Etta. Her 17 grandchildren, Jill, Kasey, Kelly, Tammy, Ryan, Karrie, Brian, Ryan, John, Mindy, Tara, Cheyenne, LeRae, Mark, Kati, Kami, and Tyler, and all of their significant others, will also feel her absence and cherish her memory. The loves of her life, however, were her great-grandchildren, 33 in total, many of whom picked her flowers and drew her pictures and spent a lot of time giving her lots of hugs and kisses. Anna will be so missed by her sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor and Charles Watson of Auburn, Pa., and her brothers and sisters-in-law, Walter Jr. and Kay Edsell of Camptown, and Kenneth and Sandy Edsell of Sayre, and her sister-in-law, Marie Williams of Wyalusing.  Anna's life also greatly touched the people that became her brothers and sisters not just by marriage, but more so because of her kind and loving spirit: her sisters-in-law Judy Horton of Tioga, Pa., Alida Bowen of Martinsburg, W.V., and Betty Bowen of Rome, as well as George and Jean Corbin of Okeechobee, Fla., Jerry and Linda Corbin of Sayre, and Christine and Ira Thetga of Potterville, and her special friends Mercy Strope, Minnie Chaffee, Shirley Snyder, and Charlie VanDokkenburg. Multitudes of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other close friends will forever remember Anna's beautiful smile and loving laugh.  As she was welcomed by Dick on Sunday morning, she also was reunited with her sons Ronald Cook and Robert “Bob” Bowen, her grandson, Matthew Dale Bowen, her brothers, George "Eddie" Edsell and Bob Williams, her nephew, Mark Corbin, her in-laws and special friends, Mary and Albert Raupers,  Arthur Bowen, Jerry and Jim Connell, Hugh and Betty Brown, Nelsie and Don Boardman, Bill Snyder, Pete Strope, and Pete Chaffee, and the happy barking of Princess and Holly, her dearly-loved dogs, and the scores and scores of cats she spoiled throughout in her life. Anna's life will forever be remembered as a gift that was met daily with the simple effort to have hope and leave a positive imprint on her world and on those with whom she shared love. As such, the family would like to invite the community to calling hours on Friday, Nov. 15 from 6-8 p.m., and Saturday morning, Nov. 16, from 10-11 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel with a private burial services at the North Orwell Cemetery immediately following.  Giving back to her community was at the center of Anna's life, and as such, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Grace Connections in Towanda, Pa., in loving memory of Anna L. Bowen.  The family wishes to thank all of Anna's doctors, nurses, and Memorial Hospital Hospice, especially the Rev. Richard Davis, for the compassion and care you gave our mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. The time you invested in her gave her much comfort and solace the past few weeks, and our gratitude cannot be expressed enough.  Sayre Morning Times – November 9, 2013

 

DONALDSON   Anna Donaldson HENNIP, 85, of North Orwell, PA, died peacefully at her home Thursday morning, Jan. 25, 2001.  Anne was born on April 27, 1915 in Belfast, Ireland a daughter of the late George and Sara (CALDWELL) DONALDSON.  She was a graduate of Rome High School.  On April 3, 1936, she married Harvey HENNIP and together they owned and operated a family dairy farm for over sixty years.  William's Anna's son currently owns and operates this farm today.  Anna was a devoted member of the North Orwell Union Church and North Orwell Ladies Aide.  She is survived by her children; Harvey G. and Terry HENNIP, Shirley and her husband Preston RUSSELL; Betty and her husband Arthur BOWEN; Carol and her husband Donald SMITH, William HENNIP, Gary and his wife Marianne HENNIP; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren, 3 great-great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.  She was précised in death by her husband Harvey HENNIP on April 23, 1988, a twin sister Lillian ENGELFIELD, her granddaughters; Heidi HENNIP and Debra RUSSELL ALLIS. Funeral services for Anna will be held on Saturday, Jan 27, 2001 at 1 a.m. at the North Orwell Union Church, with her pastor Rev. Jane BENSLEY, officiating.  Interment will follow in the North Orwell Cemetery.  The family will receive their friends this evening, Jan. 26, 2001 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St, Nichols.  Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the North Orwell Union Church, c/of Cathy ROUGHT, RR 1 Box 95 A, Rome, PA 18837 in loving memory of Anna DONALDSON HENNIP.

A. Bryce EDSELL, 74, Rome RR 3, PA, died on march 8, 1997 at his home. Bryce was born on March 14, 1922 in Potterville, a son of Leo and Bernice Manchester Edsell.  He attended Orwell High school and was a graduate of LeRaysville High school.  He was a veteran of the US army and retired from DuPont in Towanda in 1982 after 38 years of employment.  He was very active in the North Orwell Union Church of which he was a member and served on the Northeast Bradford School Board.  He is survived by his wife, Marletta (Smith Wood) Edsell whom he married on July 14, 1979; children and their spouses, Preston and Naomi Edsell of troy, PA,.  Gary Edsell of Elysburg, Pa, Joyce and Charles Fassett of Laceyville, carol and brian Canfield of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Beverly and earl Packard of Matarie, LA and Debra and Michael Bolton of Rome; stepson and his wife, Greg and Marie Wood of Rome; 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Alyce (Claude) Moore of Florida and Mrs. Leola Cafferty of Apalachin, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law, Moyle and Joan Edsell of Wyalusing, PA, Kent and Catherine Edsell of Rome and Boyd and Mildred Edsell of Florida; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his first wife of 34 years, the former Estella Moore, in 1976; and a sister, Marjorie Edsell Hicks.  Funeral services were held March 11 at the North Orwell Union Church with the Rev. Birney Kellogg officiating and interment to follow in North Orwell Cemetery with military honors being accorded.  Arrangements were by the Sutfin Funeral Chapel in Nichols, NY.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 4, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848 or the Bradford County Unit of the American Cancer Society, 413 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18814 of the N. Orwell Union Church, c/o Cathy Rought, treasurer, RR 1, Box 95A, Rome, PA 18837 in memory of Bryce Edsell.

MOYLE ‘MIKE’ LEO EDSELL, 69, of Orwell Township, PA died January 29, 1999 after a courageous battle with ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  Born November 25, 1929 in Potterville, PA, he was the son of the late Leo and Bernice Manchester Edsell.  Mike had retired following 18 years of employment with C. C. Allis Lumber Mill in Herrickville.  He was involved with the Masonic Lodge and was a member of the North Orwell Union Church.  Mike is survived by his wife of 44 years, Joan Coleman Edsell, at home; three children and five grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters; his sister-in-law, Mrs. Marletta Edsell of Rome; nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by a sister and brother-in-law, Marjorie and Lloyd Hicks; brother and sister-in-law, Bryce and Estella Edwell; and a brother-in-law, Charles Cafferty.  Funeral services were held at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel in Nichols, NY on Feb. 3 with the Rev. Bernie Kellogg officiating and interment to follow in North Orwell Cemetery.  Contributions may be sent to HOPS Ambulance, Rome, PA or Guthrie Hospice or Guthrie Home Health Care Agency, Towanda, PA in loving memory of Moyle “Mike” Leo Edsell. –Troy Gazette-Register.

LEONARD E. FOX, 95, of North Orwell (Rome RR1) died Sunday morning, Feb. 22, 1998, at his home.  Leonard was born on Oct. 6, 1902, in Orwell Twp., Pa., a son of the late Thomas H. and Emma (Layton) Fox.  He was devoted to the family farm and for many years enjoyed driving cattle truck to the stock yards in Athens.  Mr. Fox was predeceased by his wife, Hazel W. Fox, on March 18, 1995, his sisters, Retha Allis, Eloise Cass; and a brother, Kenneth fox.  He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Alice Mae and Earl S. Cook; grandson, Thomas L. and his wife, Jeanette R. Cook; great-grandson, Erick Thomas Cook, all of North Orwell; two step-great grandchildren.  Amanda Lynn Robinson of Hershey, Pa., Kenneth Michael Robinson of Italy; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1998, at 2 p.m. from the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 Main St., Nichols, with Rev. Birney D. Kellogg, pastor of the North Orwell Church officiating.  Interment will follow in the north Orwell Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m.  Friends who wish may remember the North Orwell Cemetery, c/o Cathy Rought, RR 1, Box 95A, Rome, Pa. in loving memory of Leonard E. Fox.  –Towanda Daily Review.

HIGGINS - Mrs Emaline Morris died at her home in Litchfield Sunday morning at 4 o'clock at the age of 64 years.  The cause of death was heart trouble, though Mrs. Morris was ill but two days.  She was born in Orwell, and has been a resident of this county all her life.  She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Aaron VanEtten of Candor, NY, Mrs James Simons of Rome and Mrs. B. F. Howard of Waverly, also two brothers, Frank Higgins of Madison, Wis., Chester Higgins of Warren, and one daughter, Mrs James Towner at home Thursday at 10:30 o'clock, with interment in the North Orwell cemetery.  Reva Wagner.  Daily Review Feb. 28,1911.

 

HUNT M. Winola Casselberry

A mother holds her children's hand for a little while and their hearts forever. Our loving mother M. Winola Casselberry, 89, of Gorham Road, LeRaysville, Pa., died Wednesday evening, July 17, 2013, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, following a brief period of declining health. Winola was born on May 4, 1924, on the family farm in LeRaysville, Pa., a daughter of Fred and Grace (Morris) Hunt. She was a graduate of LeRaysville Pike High School class of 1942 and always looked forward to attending and visiting with her classmates at the school reunions. On Jan. 5, 1946, she married Francis Ralph Casselberry and together they shared 63 years of marriage until his passing on May 4, 2009. Many will remember Winola as a caring and loving wife, mother and grandmother. For many years she worked at the Northeast Bradford High School cafeteria. Winola was a devoted and long-time member of the Dille Parish United Church of Christ. She enjoyed crocheting, completing crossword puzzles, spending time in her garden, tending to her flowers and for many years served as a volunteer at the parish House. Although, her greatest enjoyment was being surrounded by her family, Winola will be greatly missed by her children, daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Ray Smith of Erin, N.Y., Joyce and Stephen Shafer of Meshoppen, Pa., Connie and Mitchell Dingus of New Concord, Ohio, Betty and William Veasey of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., Diane and Clifton Burlew of Lowman, N.Y., son, Kevin Casselberry of LeRaysville, Pa.; her sister and brother-in-law, Pearl and Ed Marshall of Rome, Pa.; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Donna and Robert Moshier of Pine City, N.Y.; nine grandchildren, Daryl Smith, Stephen and Eric Shafer, Michelle Sanders, Travis Dingus, Tracy McComis and Brian Hill, Joseph and Cassandra Veasey; numerous great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Winola was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Grace Hunt; her husband, Francis Ralph Casselberry; and a brother, Clarence Morris Hunt. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of Winola's life at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 20 at the Parish House in LeRaysville, Pa. A gathering and time of sharing will follow the service. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Orwell Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Dille Parish United Church of Christ, 903 Main St., LeRaysville, PA 18829, or HOPS Ambulance c/o James Seipler, 606 Ridge Road, Rome, PA 18837, in loving memory of M. Winola Casselberry.    Towanda Daily Review – July 19, 2013

 

ROBERT B. HURLEY, 75, of Rome RR 1, Orwell Township, died Sunday morning, Oct. 27, 2002, surrounded by his loving family.  Born April 21, 1927, in Wysox, he was a son of the late John Hurley Sr. and Ellen Tuttle Hurley Bailey.  Bob was a graduate of Rome Township High School, Class of 1948.  He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Navy.  On June 28, 1952, he married the former Eulalie Brown.  Bob was employed by Ingersoll-Rand Corp. in Athens for 38 years, until his retirement in 1989.  He was a member of the North Orwell Union Church, Nichols American Legion Post No. 1624 and Northeast Bradford Memorial V.F.W. Post No. 6824.  Bob was an active member of the North Orwell community for many years.  He enjoyed gardening, golfing, hunting and fishing.  Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Eulalie Hurley, at home; two sons, Gary Hurley and fiancée Nikkie Miller of Orwell township and Blayne Hurley and wife Nancy of Owego, N.Y.; two daughters, Connie Hurley and Mike Thiem of Towanda RR 5, and Shannon Hurley of Orwell Township; six grandchildren, Jennifer Devine, Aubrey Carrington,  Heather Decker, Brandon Allis, Brittany Koss and McKenna Hurley; four great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Geraldine Hurley of Athens Township; three sisters, Catherine Platt of Sayre, Mary Allen of Hornbrook and Florida, and Francis Taylor and husband Allen of Florida; a half-brother, Thomas Bailey of Towanda; four half-sisters, Virginia Lane of Powell, Arbella Carlin of Towanda, Nina Ruger of Wysox, and Hazel Hunt and husband Ronald Hunt of Monroeton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Janet Hurley, in 1961; an infant brother, John Hurley Jr.; and a sister, Florence H. Miller.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday Oct. 30, 2002, at 2 p.m. at the North Orwell Union Church, Orwell Township, with the Rev. Jane Bensley, pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in the North Orwell cemetery, Orwell Township, wit the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, and one hour prior to the funeral service Wednesday at the North Orwell Union Church.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association National Headquarters, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, Ill. Or to a charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

McINTYRE –FLORENCE E. VANDERPOOL, 93 of Sayre RR 2 died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004 at the Sayre House.  Florence was born Feb. 28, 1911 in New Albany the daughter of John and Bessie Forrest McIntyre.  She retired from Sayre Lingerie as a seamstress after 23 years of service.  Florence loved to crochet and listen to church music.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.  She was predeceased by her husband, Dewitt in 1979; a daughter, Viola in 1994; a son, William in 1992; a brother, Harry Bristol; a sister, Louise Clark and brother, Ralph McIntyre in 2002.  She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Leona and Chester VanDuzer of Wilawana, Bessie and Robert Porter of Litchfield, Verna and Ralph Kinney of Milltown, Rosemary and Richard Barlteson of Clermont, Fla. and Kathryn and Dale Stack of Orlando, Fla.; her sons and daughters-in-law, Arba and Masu Vanderpool of Litchfield, James and Victoria Vanderpool of Windham, Enos and Patricia Vanderpool of Milan, Glen and Linda Vanderpool of Waverly, N.Y and Ernest and Sharon Vanderpool of Sayre; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral and committal services will follow there at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Bill McFarland, pastor of the Wilawana United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in the North Orwell Cemetery, North Orwell.  Memorial donations may be made in her name to a charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

McMAHON Anita - Anita M. Fardelmann, 84, of Rome, Pa., and most recently residing in Salisbury, Md., died following a period of declining health on Tuesday, May 25, 2010. Anita was born on March 7, 1926 in Iowa, a daughter of the late Samuel and Iona (Ellis) McMahon. At the young age of two, her family moved from Iowa to Texas. Being the depression years, her family moved again and she attended grade school and high school in Las Cruces, N.M. Anita met her husband Donald C. Fardelmann at New Mexico A&M. Anita attended Cincinnati School of Nursing during WWII in the Nurses Corps. On July 28, 1946 at St. Paul's Methodist Church in Las Cruces, N.M. Anita and Don were married and later moved to Livingston, N.J. to raise their six children. After nine years of attending college, Anita received her undergraduate degree in Science from Fairleigh Dickenson University, the same year her oldest son graduated from high school. Anita also received her master's degree in Science from Fairleigh Dickenson University while teaching at Essex County Junior College in Newark, New Jersey. She taught at Essex County for nineteen years. Following her retirement, Anita and Don retired to a home they built in Windham Township, where they still reside today. Recently they chose to spend the winter in Hebron, Md., to be near two of their sons and families. Anita was an active member of her communities. She was instrumental in the opening of a day care center at the Livingston United Methodist Church. In addition, she organized a successful survey to ban long-haul trucks from residential Livingston Avenue, Livingston, N.J. — knowing there was another less residential road available. After organizing a recycling site in North Orwell, Pa., she was the only women to serve on the Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority Board for Sullivan and Bradford counties. The Fardelmanns attended Livingston United Methodist Church in Livingston for 34 years where she was an active member of the United Methodist Women. Additional memberships include the Livingston Association of University Women, the Windham Township Ladies Aid, the North Orwell Union Church and was briefly attending the Bethesda United Methodist Church in Salisbury, Maryland. Always willing to serve, Anita and Don also volunteered at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for the last nineteen years. Gardening was her avocation growing both flowers and vegetables in partnership with her husband. Her greatest pleasure was reading and greatest passion was learning. Anita was a loving neighbor and friend. She, in turn, felt fortunate to have loving neighbors and friends in the three towns she and Don have lived. Anita will be greatly missed by her loving husband of nearly 64 years, Donald; her six children, Janet Richardson of Pennsylvania, Donald "Cris" (Suellen) Fardelmann of Florida, Eric (Robin) Fardelmann of Kansas, Jimmy (Dawn) Fardelmann of Maryland, Denise (Dan) Egel of Indiana, Randy (Maryann) Fardelmann of Maryland; ten grandchildren, Nikki (Mike) Koski, Yvette (Frank) Majnerich, Jacqueline Fardelmann, Garrett Fardelmann, Meghan Fardelmann, Sam Egel, Nettie Egel, Evie Fardelmann, Jaime Fardelmann and Dirk Fardelmann; as well as three great-grandchildren, Bryan, Amanda and Jennifer Koski. Her sister, Pat Sherman of Las Cruces, N.M.; and several nieces and nephews also survive. Anita was predeceased by her sister, Dorothy Powell; brother, Edward McMahon; and son-in-law, Graham Richardson. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, May 29 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.  Funeral services and a celebration of Anita's life will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 30 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel with Pastor K. Ben Robinson, officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the North Orwell Cemetery. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to John's Hopkins Vasculitis Center, 5200 Eastern Ave., Mason F. Lord Building, 4th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21224 in loving memory of Anita M. Fardelmann. – Towanda Daily Review, May 28, 2010

 

MERRILL Lillian J

Surrounded by her family, Lillian J. Merrill, 78, of Windham Twp., (Route 187, Rome, Pa.) died on Thursday morning, March 24, 2011.   Lillian was born on Nov. 30, 1932 in Elmira, N.Y., a daughter of the late Adelbert and Myrtle (Hulbert) Ferriton. On Oct. 11, 1957 Lillian married Ray Merrill and together they made Windham their home and community. Dedicated to her community, Lillian was a member of the Windham Center Ladies Aid where she served as president; a member of the Windham Ladies Auxilary; the Oak Hill Coral; served as secretary for the Windham Ambulance and served as Judge for the Windham Township election board. In addition, Lillian was a notary from 1986 until 2006. She treasured her family, friends and community. Lillian and Ray enjoyed attending square dances with their many friends. Her caring heart and gentle touch will be missed by all who knew her.  Lillian is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Ray Merrill; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Brenda Merrill; daughter Diane Chapman; special grandchildren, Toni Felton, Todd and Journey Felton, Eric Merrill and Kristy Merrill; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Chester and Earlene Merrill, Lynn Merrill and Nancy Byrson, Joyce and Ralph Parkin; special family friends Thomas and Patricia Jenkins and family. Several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Lillian was predeceased by her parents, Adelbert and Myrtle Ferriton; brother and sisters-in-law, Donald J. Ferriton, Donna Ferriton and Doris Ferriton; son-in-law, Kenneth Chapman.  Funeral services and a celebration of Lillian's life will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 27 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, with her brother-in-law, Rev. Ralph Parkin, officiating. Spring interment will be in the North Orwell Cemetery.  A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at 4 p.m. on Sunday.  Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Windham Ambulance, P.O. Box 59, Rome, PA 18837 or Windham Township Volunteer Fire Company Dept. 19, RR 2 Box 60 D, Rome, PA 18837, in loving memory of Lillian J. Merrill.  Towanda Daily Review – March 26, 2011

 

MOORE -    Well-known area businessman Harold L. (Willie) Moore died August 12, 2006. He was 84 years old.  Harold was born February 28, 1922 in North Orwell, Pa., a son of the late Emery and Neva Tyrell Moore.  Harold grew up on his family's farm in North Orwell and graduated from Orwell Hill School. He joined his brother, Gerald, in operating Moore's Truck Service in Binghamton, N.Y. He made frequent deliveries to DuPont, Sylvania, and many other Towanda establishments.  On August 11, 1950 he married Ruth Cook of Rome, Pa., a union lasting 55 years. In 1962, with help from Ruth, he rented a lot in Wysox from his life-long friend Jake Yeagle and opened Moore's Auto Sales. In the early years he was known to have traded cows, guns and even a pig to sell a car! In 1972 he purchased the former Greyhound Post House (current location) and brought his son Steven into the business. Growth continued, and later sons Daniel and Timothy were added to the staff.  Harold was regarded by his peers as one of the "finest used car guys" in the business. He enjoyed watching his granddaughters play softball, mowing his yards, and playing cards with neighbors.  He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth Cook Moore; sons, Steven and Carrie Moore and their children, Rebecca and Blake Leach of Boise, Idaho; Jeremy Rosencrance and his wife, Melissa, of Wysox; Daniel and Robin Moore and daughter Nicole; Timothy and Jenny Moore of Ulster; and his two beloved granddaughters, Cassandra and MacKenzie. He also leaves a sister, Irene Katcuck, and several close nieces and nephews.  A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held on Monday, August 14 from 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of Harold's life will be held on Tuesday, August 15 at 11 a.m. at the North Orwell Union Church, North Orwell. The Rev. K. Ben Robinson will officiate. Interment will follow in the North Orwell Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to NEBALL c/o Kathy Moore, RR 2 Box 57C, Rome, Pa. 18837, or the Children's Diabetes Foundation, 777 Grant St., Suite 302, Denver, CO 80203.

RICHARDSON    John Graham Richardson, 73, of Windham Township (Rome RR 1) died on Sunday, July 31, 2005, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Graham, as he was affectionately known, was born on Nov. 1, 1931, in Manhattan, N.Y., a son of the late John and Helen (O'Reilly) Richardson.  He was a graduate of Straubenmuller Textile High School in Manhattan.  Graham had a great love for music; he was a member of the Long Island Banjo Society, the Northern Morris Choral Society and the Long Island Choral Society and locally a member of The Messengers.
Following his retirement from Yellow Freight in 1996, Graham moved to Windham, where he had a great love for nature, animals and his home. He enjoyed spending time hunting, fishing with his brother, singing, planting seeds, and being surrounded by his family and the outdoors. Graham had a great love for animals especially his pet chickens Blondie and Roxie and his cats Midnight and Tiger.  Graham is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Janet Richardson; his children, Steven and his wife, Linda Richardson, of Jackson, N.J., Susan M. Hopkins of Carlisle, Pa., Cathy A. and her husband Raule Mosquera, of Newville, Pa., Laurie E. and her husband, James Trombley, of Mt. Holly Spring, Pa., Brian J. and his wife, Robin Richardson, of Gardeners, Pa.; his brother and sister-in-law, James and Kathleen Richardson of Brooklyn, N.Y.; his special grandchildren, Julie Ann Richardson, Gina Marie Richardson, Christopher Brian Richardson, Caitlin Sarah Ignacio, Jade Mary Ignacio, Kristen Lynn Booth, Megan Kathleen Stokerski and Olivia Lane Trombley; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Anita and Donald Fardelmann of Windham; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Donald C. Fardelmann Jr. and his wife, Sue Ellen Fardelmann, of Cooper City, Fla., Charles Eric and his wife, Robin Fardelmann, of Lansing, Kan., James Craig and his wife, Dawn Fardelmann, of Parsonsburg, Md., Denise Fardelmann and her husband, Dan Egel, of Vincennes, Ind., Randall Edward and his wife, MaryAnn Fardelmann, of Hebron, Md.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graham was predeceased by his son Kevin Richardson and a brother, Brian Richardson.  A time of remembering the special gift Graham was to all of us will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y., with his pastor, Rev. K. Ben Robinson, officiating.  Interment will follow in the North Orwell Cemetery.  A period of visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel.  Because Graham had such a special love for music, memorial contributions may be directed to the North Orwell Church Music Department, c/o Mrs. Cathy Rought, RR 1, Box 95A, Rome, Pa. 18837.

ROCKWELL - Rockwell, Judson Theodore - July 18, 1940 in The Daily Review: Judson Rockwell Dies; Had Stroke! Judson Rockwell, 77, of Orwell, who was found unconscious in his home Tuesday and taken to the Packer Hospital in Sayre, died there yesterday. At the direction of County Coroner A. E. Dann of Canton, an autopsy was performed and it was announced that death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage. When he suffered the stroke, Rockwell fell and tipped over a oil can. He lay in the puddle and his clothes were so soaked with oil that he had severe kerosene burns on his chest and shoulders. Funeral arrangements had not been completed last night. Certificate of death, file no. 63934, State of PA. place of death, Robert Packer Hospital, Bradford Co., PA, date of birth, Oct. 12, 1863 in Rome Township, widower of Mary Lovina Wilbur, age 76 years, 9 months, and 5 days. He was listed as "old age pensioner". His trade was "farmer", with last date worked in occupation as October of 1936. Total time spent in occupation was 57 years. Father's name; "Sidney" (should be Simeon) Rockwell, mother's name; Cloe Dimmock. Burial in North Orwell, Bradford Co., PA on July 19, 1940. Undertaker was Sutfin Funeral Home, Nichols, NY. The principal cause of death was cerebral hemorrhage, with contributory cause "chemical burn from kerosene oil". Autopsy confirmed diagnosis. The burn accident occurred on July 16, 1940 in Orwell, Bradford Co., PA. The nature of the injury was a "fall". Signed by Dr. A.E. Dann M.D., Canton, PA. (Note: Judson Theodore ROCKWELL and Lyle Dean ROCKWELL are 1st cousins 3 times removed.  Their ommon ancestors are Simeon ROCKWELL and Catherine "Katie" LENT.)  Submitted by Lyle Rockwell

SAMPSON - Doris S. Moore, 83
01/11/2002
Doris S. Moore, 83, of North Orwell, died Jan. 9, 2002, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  She was born May 20, 1918, in Covington, a daughter of the late Carl M. and Anna Escott Sampson. She was a sister of the late Warren Sampson, who predeceased her in 1924, and Donald Sampson, who died in 1984. She was also predeceased by her husband, Elmer Moore, July 11, 1999. Doris was a 1941 graduate of Practical Bible Training School. She was an employee of the North Penn Power Co. in Towanda, now known as GPU. For many years, she also served as Orwell Township secretary. Doris loved nature; listening to the birds sing and watching flowers grow. She enjoyed crocheting afghans, sewing and cooking. Her greatest satisfaction came in doing for others, as she never expected anything in return. Doris is survived by her devoted daughter and caregiver, Susan Moore; sisters and brothers-in-law, Madeline and John Shay of Nichols, N.Y., Margaret and Howard Towner of Towanda; Alma and Richard Smith of Litchfield; sister-in-law, Alice Sampson of the Bradford County Manor; and several nieces and nephews, among them a special nephew and niece, Donald and Glenda Moore and family. Funeral services for Doris will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y., with Pastor Jordan Irvin of the Community Alliance Church, Monroeton, Pa., officiating. A period of visitation will be held today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols. Interment will follow in the North Orwell Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Windham Ambulance, R.R. 2 Box 63A, Rome, Pa. 18837 in loving memory of Doris S. Moore.

 

SMITH Albert Hamilton Smith, (Smitty)

age 96 loving brother, husband, father, grandfather, died on Thursday evening, November 15, 2012 at Elderwood Nursing Home following a brief illness.  Smitty was born on March 31, 1916, at home in North Orwell, Pa. He was the son of the late Albert and Mary Elizabeth (Hamilton) Smith.  He was a graduate of the Rome Township High School class of 1933. Smitty was a dedicated Superintendent of the Grand Union Warehouse in Waverly, NY, for over 30 years. He and his family also sold novelties at local parades and festivals. Family, home, friends, gardening and traveling were some of his favorite past times.  He was an avid gardener, maintaining an extensive vegetable and flower garden into his 80’s, hunter and community volunteer. He received a Volunteer Services Award for his many years of service at the Valley Food Pantry. Smitty and his wife Eleanor traveled extensively to Arizona, Mexico, Bermuda, Japan, Italy, France, Scotland and England. He enjoyed family trips to Washington DC and Boston, Mass., family reunions and dinners at North Orwell, Pa. He was a Mason.  Smitty is predeceased by his first wife, Bessie (Woods) Smith, second wife, Eleanor (Garczynski) Smith, sisters; Ruth, Margaret, Louise and son Douglas Ford. He is survived by his sister Gertrude Smith, children, Nancy (Richard) Adler, Ed (Mari) Ford, Susan (Norm) Shaver, Elizabeth Truong, grandchildren, Aiko (Corey) Halm, Hamilton Ford, Tommy Truong, Matthew Shaver, Bryan Truong, Ashley Shaver, David Adler and many nieces and nephews.  Special thanks to the staff at Elderwood Nursing Home for their care and friendship.   A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York, 14892. The celebration of Albert’s life will follow the visitation with his family honoring his memory. A special tribute to Albert’s life will be presented on DVD during the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one’s favorite charity.  Funeral home obituary – November 17, 2012    North Orwell Cemetery

 

SMITH -      Ruth Smith Moore, 94, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, died Thursday morning, Jan. 8, 2004.  Ruth was born on Sept. 29, 1909 in North Orwell, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Elizabeth H. (Hamilton) Smith. She attended school in North Orwell and Orwell and was a graduate of Towanda High school.  On Aug. 26, 1932 in North Orwell, she married Lloyd C. Moore. Ruth enjoyed spending time in her flower gardens, baking, reading and the love of her family. She was a devoted member of the North Orwell Union Church.  Ruth is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Albert L. and Betty Moore of Wilmington, Del; daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley M. and William Snyder of Rome, Pa., Catherine M. and Thomas Rought of Rome, Pa.; a brother, Hamilton Smith of Waverly, N.Y.; and a sister, Gertrude Smith of Herrickville. She is also survived by nine special grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and her loyal care givers of many years.  Ruth was predeceased by her loving husband of 65 years, Lloyd Moore; her sisters, Nora Louise Smith and Margaret Gates.  Funeral services and a celebration of Ruth's life will be held on Sunday, Jan. 11, at 2 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main Street, Nichols, N.Y., with Rev. K. Ben Robinson, pastor of the North Orwell Union Church, officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the North Orwell Cemetery.  A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held on Saturday, Jan. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel and on Sunday, from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m.  Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Dr, Towanda, Pa. 18848 or the North Orwell Hall Association, c/o Mr. Olney Bullock, R.R. 1 Box 185 Rome, Pa. 18837 in loving memory of Ruth Smith Moore.

 

SNYDER Nathan L. Snyder

When someone you love becomes a memory….the memory becomes a treasure.  Surrounded by his loving family, Nathan L. Snyder, 47, of North Orwell, Pa. (Comstock Rd., Ulster, Pa) went to his heavenly home and to be reunited with his father on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 following an ongoing and courageous battle with cancer.  Nate as he was affectionately known by his family and friends was born on Nov. 20, 1963 in Towanda, Pa., a son of Shirley L. (Moore) and the late William J. Snyder. He was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School class of 1982 and owned and operated Nate Snyder Building and Remodeling. On June 30, 1984, he married his best friend and sweetheart Brenda Barber and together they raised three children. Nate's greatest enjoyment was being surrounded by his family. He also enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting and traveling to Canada. He will be greatly missed by his family and so many friends.  In addition to his mother, Shirley Snyder of North Orwell, Pa., he is survived by his wife Brenda of 27 years; his children, a daughter Alicia Snyder of Towanda, Pa. and his sons Kyle Snyder and Shane Snyder at home; his sister and brother-in-law: Shawn and Doug Russell of LeRaysville, Pa., Bill Snyder, Jr., of North Orwell and Neal Snyder of North Orwell; his mother-in-law, Marge Murphy; his sisters-in-law and brother-in-law: Leeonda and Everett Thoman, and Rhonda Ham; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Nate was predeceased by his father William J. Snyder, Sr. on Aug. 11, 2008; a sister-in-law: Julia Roy on Sept. 9, 2007; maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Ruth (Smith) Moore; and his paternal grandparents, George and Mamie (Chaffee) Snyder.   Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services for Nate on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols with Pastor Terry Parks and Pastor Larry Jennings, officiating. A private family interment will be held in the North Orwell Cemetery. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Thursday, Sept. 22nd from 5-8 pm at the funeral chapel.  Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Quattrini Fund at Guthrie Cancer Center, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa. 18840 or Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA 18848 in loving memory of Nathan "Nate" L.  Snyder.  Towanda Daily Review – September 21, 2011

 

SNYDER - William J. Snyder  (October 6, 1935 - August 11, 2008) Suftin Funeral home listing Ausust 12, 2008, When I come to the end of the road, and the sun has set for me, remember the love that we have shared and that will comfort thee….. Our loving husband, dad, grandpa and great grandpa William J. “Bill” Snyder, Sr., 72, of RR 3, Rome, Pa died on Monday evening, August 11, 2008 following a period of declining health. Bill, as he was affectionately known by his family and friends was born on Octotber 6, 1935 in Waverly, NY one of four children to the late George L. and Mamie (Chaffee) Snyder, of Warren Center. Bill spent his childhood in Warren Center and attended school in Warren Center. He enlisted and proudly served his country with the US Army. For many years, Bill traveled the countryside as a tractor trailer driver. On July 4th 1958 he married Shirley Moore and together they raised four children. Bill was always willing to help a friend or neighbor, and could always find that little part to fix an engine or small machine. He was a true collector of everything and anything. In addition he also enjoyed making Maple Syrup in his syrup shack. Bill will be greatly missed by his family, friends and his community.  Bill is survived by his wife of 50 years Shirley; children Shawn and Doug Russell; Bill Snyder, Jr., Nathan and Brenda Snyder, Neal and Lisa Snyder; his grandchildren: Mamie and Paul; Bill and Angela; Mia and Ben; Alicia, Kyle, Jordan, Colton, Shane; his great grandchildren Alena and Leah; his special canine companion Seneca Lady; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Albert and Betty Moore; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Cathy and Tom Rought; many nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Bill was predeceased by his sisters Katherine Hunt Wilcox, Adelaide Snyder; a brother George Snyder.  A memorial service and celebration of Bill’s life will be held on Friday, August 15th at 8 pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 South Main St., Nichols with Pastor Larry D. Jennings of the Warren Center Baptist Church, officiating. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held on Friday from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm at the funeral chapel. Memories and condolences for Bill’s family may also be shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Windham Ambulance, RR 2, Box 63A, Rome, Pa 18837 or the North Orwell Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Cathy Rought RR 1, Box 95A, Rome, Pa 18837 in loving memory of William “Bill” Snyder. Submitted by Carol Brotzman

STOLL - Dr. Robert G. Stoll, 57 of Rome, a promiment and popular Bradford County resident and veteranarian died Saturday Dec. 13, 1986 at home.  Dr. Stoll was born in Sayre on Jan 1, 1929 a son of Mildred DAVIS and the late Dr. Isaac V. Stoll.  The setence is too light to read*** went to a picnic up at Haighs Pond.  After dinner my sons-in-law got me in on a game of horseshoes.  When my turn came I tossed the shoe and it landed about six feet this side of the pin.  My next one I put more steam into my throw and it still lacked a couple of feet from the mark.  Some little chick on the side lines hollered out, "Senior citizens and children are allowed to take two steps forward," Guess I'm just not the athletic type.  Maybe I won't get out the checker board just yet.  I'll just hang in there and hope things improve.  Anyway it is just a game, we may not get big scores but we have a lot of fun.  He attended school in Rome, and graduated from Cornell University, College of Veterinary medicine.  He joined his father in the practice of veterinary medicine at the Rome Veterinary Center.  His father predeceased him on March 11, 1977.  On June 30, 1956 at the United Presbyterian Church in Rome, he married the former Imogene BALL.  Dr. Stoll contributed greatly to the life of his community.  He was the senior partner in the Rome Veterinary Center, a member and elder of the Rome United Presbyterian Church (former trustee), he was presently serving on the board of directors of the Rome Branch of the Northern Central Bank.  He was a member of the AVA and the Pa Veterinary Association, he was a former member of the Northeast Bradford School Board of Education and a former President of the School Board, a member of the Roman Lodge #418 F &AM of Rome.  He enjoyed work, especially outdoors, and being a "handyman."  His first love was dairy farming and he enjoyed raising beef cattle.  He took great pride in encouraging and working with his son, Rob, in the operation of his dairy farm.  In 1985, Dr. Stoll recieved the honary dairy award by the Bradford County D.H.I.A.  He will be remembered as a soft-hearted person, good to everyone and nice to be with.  He had a strong will to live, and enjoyed so many things involved with life.  He was a person easy to get to know, and enjoyed visiting and was outgoing and friendly.  He accepted everyone as they were.  He will be remembered for giving nicknames to people, he always found a way to make light of a situation and was blessed with a sense of humor.  Dr. Stoll was always there to lend a hand and answer questions about school farming, and a variety of other subjuects.  Many people depended on him.  He was always reassuring in bad times and had the ability to make one feel better no matter the problem.  He was always ready to listen.  He loved his family and enjoyed his grandchildren.  His passing leaves a great void in the lives of many.  He is survived by his wife at home; his children, Mrs Russell (Linda) Benjamin of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs Robert (Patricia) Bra*nerd, of Appalachin, Mrs Frederick (Doreen) Lengemann of Rome,, Robert "Rob" Stoll Jr. of Rome; mother Mildred Stoll of Rome; sister, Mrs Donald (Elizabeth Sands of Lexington, KY; eight granchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by a sister Ruth Kemp in 1978.  Funeral services  will be held at the Rome Presbyterian Church on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, officiating.  Interment will be at the convience of the family in the Stoll Family ?? North Orwell Cemetery.  RHW.  !986 May, Towanda Daily Review.

TYRRELL –LEONA I. BROWN, 87 of (Orwell Township) Rome, died following a period of declining health on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 3, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  She was born on Oct. 11, 1913, on Tyrrell Hill, in Windham Township, a daughter of the late Floyd and Ida McKinsey Tyrrell.  Leona was a graduate of Orwell High School Class of 1931.  Following graduation she worked at Binghamton State Hospital where she received training to become a nurse.  She was a member of the North Orwell Union Church and the Oak Hill Coral.  For many years Leona raised quarter horses and shared her knowledge with the youth of the area by being a 4-H leader.  For 34 years Leona was bookkeeper for Nichols Agway.  On Jan. 29, 1979 she married Walter Brown and together they enjoyed traveling throughout the 50 states.  Leona was predeceased by her first husband Judson Gerould in 1971, and a brother Vernon “Jimmy” Tyrrell in 1999.  In addition to her husband, Walter, of almost 22 years, she is survived by her son Richard Brown of Towanda; sisters, Norma Milner of Orwell Township and Marion Beckwith of Rome; sister-in-law, Sarah Tyrrell; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  A memorial service and celebration of Leona’s life will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001 at 2:30 p.m. at the North Orwell Union Church with her pastor Rev. Jane M. Bensley, officiating.  The family will receive their friends on Sunday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.  Following Cremation, burial will be in the North Orwell Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of The Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.  Those who wish may kindly consider memorial contributions to the North Orwell Union Church or the North Orwell Cemetery c/o Mrs. Cathy Rought RR 1, Rome, PA or the Windham Ambulance, Rome, PA in loving memory of Leona I. Brown. –Towanda Daily Review.

WARNER - Daily Review
Grace Warner Rogers, 89 of South Main St., Nichols went home to be with her Lord on Monday evening, Sept. 15, 2003 following a period of declining health. Grace was born on July 23, 1914 in Nichols, N.Y. a daughter of the late Floyd and Daisy (Rockefeller) Warner. She was a graduate of Nichols High School class of 1932. Following high school Grace enrolled into the Robert Packer School of Nursing and received her nursing certificate in 1935. On Sept. 15, 1937, Grace married Percy E. Rogers. For many years, Grace served as the school nurse at Nichols Elementary. Grace was a devoted member of the Nichols United Methodist Church where she participated in the craft classes. In addition she was a long time member of the Order of Eastern Stars, Nichols; the Nichols and Tioga Center Senior Citizens and was a founding member of the Nichols Alumni Association.  Grace is survived by her daughter and son in law: Barbara and David Moore; a son and daughter in law: Bryan L. and Virginia Rogers all of Rome, Pa; her grandchildren: Penny, Tommy, Bryan, David, Timmy and Frank; and several great grandchildren. Grace was predeceased by her husband Percy E. Rogers on Aug. 8, 1983; an infant brother Dale Warner and sister Florence Goble. Funeral services and a celebration of Grace's life will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols with Rev. Val M. Rommel, officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the North Orwell Cemetery. The family will receive their friends on Thursday evening from 5 p.m. until the time of the service at 7 p.m. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Nichols United Methodist Church, P.O. Box, Nichols, N.Y., 13812. Submitted by Carol Brotzman.

WILSON –AVIS WILSON WOOD, 84, of North Orwell and most recently a resident of the Highlands, died peacefully on Sunday, May 22, 2005, at Towanda Memorial Hospital.  Avis was born on June 3, 1920, in West Warren, a daughter of the late Earl Wilson and Dora Pearl (Hunt) Brown.  She was a devoted member of the North Orwell Union Church; a 50-year member of the Rome Order of Eastern Star where she served as past worthy matron; and a member of the Sylvania Women’s Club.  Avis enjoyed sewing, crocheting, crafts and spending time with her family and friends.  She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, LoRita and Dick Hettick of North Fort Meyers, Fla., and Lorraine and Doug Lewis of Rome; a daughter-in-la, Polly Wood of Jamestown, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Jessica (Pete) Nelson, Carrie Ann (Larry) Libinoti, Duane Hettich, Darren Poplin and Helen Poplin; her great-grandchildren, Christopher, Matthew, Saige, Elijah and Andrew; several nieces, nephews and their families; and many special friends.  Avis was predeceased by her husband, Lyle A. Wood on July 7, 2002; her son, Lyle E. “Skip” Wood on Jan. 1, 2003; and siblings Alta Doner, Donna Blow and Norman Wilson.  Abiding with Avis’ Wishes, cremation will take place at the Tioga Point Crematory, Athens.  Family and friends are invited to attend memorial services and celebration of Avis’ life on Thursday evening, May 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the North Orwell Union Church.  Her pastor, the Rev. K. Ben Robinson will officiate.  Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the North Orwell Cemetery.  Flowers will be provided by the family and memorial contributions may be directed to the North Orwell Community, Sunday School, c/o North Orwell Union Church, RR3, Box 3085, Rome, Pa.  Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Stufin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily Review

Daily Review 07/08/2002
 Lyle A. WOOD, 87, of North Orwell, died Sunday, July 7, 2002, at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington. He was born June 19, 1915, in North Orwell, a son of the late Stanley and Winfred Russell Wood. Lyle was a lifelong resident of North Orwell.
He was employed by Crowley Milk Co. as a plant manager and farm inspector for 27 years. In addition, he worked at the Sylvania plant in Towanda. Lyle enjoyed fishing and visiting with his family, friends and neighbors. He will be greatly missed by his loving family. Lyle is survived by his wife of 63 years, Avis Wilson Wood; son and daughter-in-law, Lyle "Skip" and Polly Wood of Jamestown, N.Y.; daughters and sons-in-law, LoRita and Dick Hettich, Lorraine and Doug Lewis, all of Rome; brother, Leonard "Red" Wood of Wyalusing; sisters and brother-in-law, Ida Chilson of Cadis; Marjorie and Chuck Wheaton of Brownsville, Calif.; five special grandchildren, Jessica Wood of Jamestown, N.Y., Carrie Libonati of Lancaster; Duane Hettich of Towanda, Darren Poplin of California, Helena Yoder of Rome; three great-grandchildren, Chris and Matt Libonati of Lancaster and Saige Yoder of Rome. Funeral services and a celebration of Lyle's life will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y., with the Rev. Jane Bensley and the Rev. Harry Ferguson officiating. A period of visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment will follow in the North Orwell Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the North Orwell Union Church, c/o Cathy Rought, RR 1 Box 95A, Rome, Pa. 18837 in loving memory of Lyle A. Wood.  Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
 

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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Jillson Cemetery, Orwell, Bradford County, PA
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by Joyce M. Tice 2000
Jillson Cemetery Listing

Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery,as they are presented here, is like reading the history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors and relatives. They bought goods and services from each other and attended school and church together.



ALLIS - Leon E. Allis, Sr., 86 of Rome Borough, formerly of West Warren, died early Thursday morning, January 16, 1986,at Memorial Hospital in Towanda where he had been a patient for the past two weeks. Born on August 27, 1899, in South Hill, Orwell Township, he was a son of the late Fred and Iva Vought Allis. He was a dairy farmer most of his life in Orwell Township.  Later, he was employed by Crowley Milk Co., retiring in 1964.  He was the husband of the late Maisie M. Allis, who predeceased him on September 27, 1980.  Mr. Allis is survived by four daughters; Mrs. Gladys Cobb, Star Route , LeRaysville; Mrs. Carol Harford, Ulster; Mrs. Horace (Alberta) Baldwin, Montrose RD 4; Mrs. Ethan (Donna) Doane, Star Route 3, Owego; three sons; Harold Allis, Nichols RD 1; Robert Allis and Leon Allis, Jr., both Rome RD 2; 29 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; two cousins.  Funeral services will be held from the Sutfin Funeral Chapel in Nichols, Saturday, January 18, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Daniel J. Yolton officiating.  Burial will be in the family plot in Jillson Cemetery, Orwell Township.  Family will receive friends Saturday from noon to the time of the service at the funeral chapel. Friends who wish may remember the Windham Ambulance Association or the West Warren Church in his memory.

ANTISDEL - Leigh Williams Antisdel, 59, of Warren Center RR 1 died peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002, following a period of declining health at the Hershey Medical Center. Leigh was born on Dec. 30, 1942, in Waverly, N.Y., a son of the late Lyle W. and Helyn E. Williams Antisdel. He was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School Class of 1960, where he participated in basketball and track.  Leigh was a graduate of Ridley Lowell School of Business, Binghamton, N.Y., and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving his country from 1964 to 1966.  On July 19, 1964, in Waverly, Leigh married Lora Crain (daughter of Helen Crain of Bumpville and the late Elmer Crain) and they made Warren Center their home. Leigh was a retired employee of IBM, Owego, and Endicott, and a member of the Warren Center United Methodist Church and the Warren Township Fire Company. Leigh loved life and was able to live each day to the fullest. Some of his favorite times were spent fishing; he especially enjoyed the time spent with his grandchildren at the family cabin in Bumpville. He was an avid hunter who enjoyed hunting in Maine, Colorado, Wyoming and his home state. Leigh also enjoyed working with small engines and fully restored his 1957 Chevrolet Nomad with his son, Lee. Leigh and his contagious smile will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Leigh is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 38 years, Lora (Crain) Antisdel; his son and daughter-in-law, Lee William and Yolanda Antisdel of Clymer, Pa.; his special grandchildren, Jordan Lara, Shalee Rae, Taylor Lee and Hunter Joseph Antisdel; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Marcia and Bud Parks of North Rome, Joan and Lyle Fassett of Conklin, N.Y., Judy (who lovingly gave Leigh one of her kidneys) and Wayne Allis of Rome, and Lois and Bill Ennis of Towanda; his aunts, Bernita Hunt, Julia and her husband, Fay Morris, and Mabel Williams, all of Nichols, N.Y.; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Helen (Crain) and Ansel Young of Elmira, N.Y.; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Rae and Don Parks of Athens, Connie and Vern Peck of North Orwell, and Jim and Linda Crain of Bumpville; and many wonderful nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services and a celebration of Leigh's life will be held on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002, at 2 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, with Pastor C. Kenneth Crain and Pastor Russell "Tuck" Dewing officiating. Interment will follow in the Jillson Cemetery, with prayers by Pastor Brad Marple. The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral chapel.  Those who wish may kindly consider directing memorial donations to a scholarship fund for his grandchildren, in care of M&T Bank (Antisdel Scholarship Fund), P.O. Box 104, Rome, Pa. 18837; the Warren Township Volunteer Fire Co., in care Mr. Paul Moran, RR 2, Box 406, Rome, Pa. 18837; or the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, N.Y. 10016; in loving memory of Leigh Williams Antisdel. Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  12/28/2002 Daily and Sunday Review

 

AYERS George E

John 14:6 ... Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Our loving husband, father and grandfather, the Rev. George E. Ayers of Owego, N.Y., died on April 7, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; daughters and son-in-law, Melody and Darryl Simmons and their children, Abigail, Gabrielle and Michael, and Harmony and William Friedlander and their sons, Tyler and Scott; sister, Carol Ayers; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Rodney and Shelley Ford and Eldon and Gail Ford; several cousins, friends, neighbors; and his church family. He was predeceased by his parents, Stanley N. and Clarissa E. Ayers. George was a graduate of Owego Free Academy and the Practical Bible Training School. He traveled throughout the area as an evangelist for several years. Pastor Ayers preached the Bible, enjoyed playing his guitar and singing for the Lord.   For the last 20 years, he shared his love for the Lord by being the minister at Mountain Chapel Church in Owego. In addition, for the last 30 years he and several church members traveled to the Bradford County Manor once a month for worship services. He will be greatly missed by all but the Lord has gained a new member in his choir. Phil. 2:16: Holding forth the word of life: that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither labored in vain. A celebration of Pastor Ayers' life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 11, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y., with Pastor Russ Lockwood officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Jillson Cemetery. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, at the funeral chapel. Friends who wish may consider a memorial contribution to Gideons, PO Box 481, Owego, N.Y. 13827, in loving memory of the Rev. George E. Ayers. - Published in the Towanda Daily Review on 4/8/2008.

 

BARBER JULIA MARIE  ROY
Julia Marie, Age 50. Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed so very dear. Our loving Julia Marie Roy, 50, of Rome, PA, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday, September 9, 2007. Jul, as she was affectionately known by her family and friends was bon on January 6, 1957 in Elmira, NY, a daughter of Margene M. (Fuller) and the late Earl Barber. She attended Elmira Christian School, where she participated in cheerleading and tennis, and graduated from the school in 1976. Jul was employed as a secretary in the Neurology Department at the Guthrie Clinic. Devoted to her family, she always looked forward to family gatherings, where she shared her love for cooking. Jul treasured her children and grandchildren, enjoyed gardening and was a collector of Boyd's Bears. Her strong faith, love towards others, and the friendship she shared will always remain in our hearts. In addition to her mother, Margene M. Murphy of Rome, PA, she is survived by her daughter, Kimberlee Mcbeth and her husband, Bobby Stumph of Sayre; her sons, Aaron Roy and Caleb Roy, both of Rome, PA; the pride and joy of her life, her grandchildren, Matthew, Corbin, Levi, Harleigh and Zoey; her forever beloved husband, Mark S. Roy of Rome, PA; sisters, Leeonda and Everett Thoman, Brenda and Nate Snyder, and Rhonda Ham all of Rome, PA; her brothers, Greg Barber of Endicott, NY, Jayson Barber of Elmira, NY, Jeff Barber of Florida; many special aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. She was predeceased by her father, Earl Barber; grandmother, Myra E. Fuller; and stepfather, Alfred C. Murphy. A time of remembering the special gift Jul was to all of us will be held on Friday, September 14th, at 11 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 South Main St., Nichols, with Pastor Royce Roy officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Jillson Cemetery. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held on Thursday evening, September 13th, from 6-9 p.m., at the funeral chapel. Memories and condolences for the family may also be shared by visiting our website, www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com (under obituaries). Those who wish may consider a memorial contribution to Elmira Christian Center, 235 E. Miller St., Elmira, NY 14904 in loving memory of Julia Marie Roy.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/12/2007.

ROGER W. BROWN, 78 formerly of Tioga Center and West Warren, Pa. died March 14, 2000 at the home of his daughter in Van Etten, N.Y.  He was born Feb. 23, 1922 in Orwell Township, Pa. a son of the late William and Jessie (Rogers) Brown.  Roger attended school in Orwell and was a graduate of Rome High School.  While at school he participated with the West Warren and the Orwell/Rome baseball teams.  He enjoyed golfing and hunting and was an avid race car fan.  Roger was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served his country during World War II.  He was a member of the VFW Post 1372, Owego, N.Y.  Roger is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Diane Grays, his caregiver of Van Etten, Judy and Robert Frederick of Athens, Nancy Turner of Owego and Tammy Brown of Tioga Center; daughter-in-law, Sally Brown of New Mexico; sons and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey Brown of Athens and David and Bonnie Kimber of Halsey Valley; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Walter and Doris Brown of Cheecktowaga, N.Y.; sisters-in-law, Annie Brown and Alice Brown, both of Rome; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Harold Morris of Candor and Edna and Roy Johnson of Florida; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his wife, Alice (Hudson) Brown in 1969; a son, Gary Brown in 1992; granddaughter, Patricia Edwards in 1997; brothers, Irving “Bucky” Brown and Joseph Brown and a sister, Lona Vlymen.  At his request, there will be no visitation or funeral services.  A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in the Jillson Cemetery.  Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Hospice-West, 5th Avenue, Owego, N.Y. or their local chapter of the American Cancer Society in loving memory of Roger W. Brown.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Cooley family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

CHRISPELL Deborah L. Ross

Softly in the morning, you heard a gentle call, you took the hand God offered you, and quietly left us all...Deborah L. Ross, 54, of Crispell Lane, Rome, Pa., died on Thursday morning, March 3, 2011.  Deb, as she was affectionately known by her family and friends, was born on May 17, 1956 in Sayre, Pa., a daughter of Irwin and Lucille (Barton) Chrispell. She was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School class of 1974. On July 9, 1981 she married Richard E. Ross and together they raised two children, Josh and Judy. Deb was a former employee of Endicott Johnson, Owego and Endicott and most recently was employed at Harvard Manufacturing and the LeRaysville Cheese Factory. Deb and Dick were members of the Sayre Seventh Day Adventist Church. She treasured the time spent with her family, enjoyed spending time outdoors and attending car cruises with their 1974 Camaro.  Deb is survived by her husband of 29 years, Richard "Dick" E. Ross; son, Josh Ross and fiancé Tammy Vandermark; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Robert Nero all of Rome, Pa.; her grandchildren and the light of her life, Mason Ross, Dakota and Hunter Nero; her parents, Irwin and Lucille Chrispell; brothers and sisters-in-law, Daniel and Elaine Chrispell, Timothy and Janine Chrispell, Micah and Marianne Chrispell; a sister, Rebekah and James Crown all of Rome, Pa.; many nieces, nephews and friends — among them very special friends Mike and Sherry Roberts.  Funeral services and a celebration of Deb's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 6 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, with Pastor Jerry Small and Pastor Preston Monterrey officiating. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Sunday from noon until the time of the service.  Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Jillson Cemetery. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Guthrie Hospice, RR1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848 or the Sayre Seventh Day Adventist Church, 4981 Wilawana Road, Sayre, PA 18840 in loving memory of Deborah L. Ross.  Towanda Daily Review – March 5, 2011

 

JILLSON Lucelia
Orwell woman dies suddenly - Mrs. Lucelia Nichols Expires while eating breakfast in Waverly. Mrs. Lucelia Nichols of Orwell, Pa., wife of the late Hiram Nichols, formerly of Towanda, died unexpectedly at the home of her cousin, Mrs. Della Robertson in Waverly at 7 o'clock yesterday morning. Mrs. Nichols went to her cousin's home in Waverly about two weeks ago to spend the winter and was apparently in the best of health early Tuesday morning.  She was eating her breakfast and conversing with her cousin when she suddenly fell forward on the table and died in a very few moments without gaining consciousness. The decedent is survived by one brother, George M Jilson of Brooklyn and one adopted son, Lawrence Nichols of Orwell.  The funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home in Orwell with burial in the Orwell cemetery.  Sept. 29, 1925

 

JOINER Walter H. Joiner

age 85, of Hillcrest Apartments, Troy, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Walt was born Sept. 3, 1926 in Rome, Pa., son of the late William Ray and Sarah (Green) Joiner. He was a graduate of Rome High School Class of 1942. Walt worked at Paper Magic in Troy, Swayze Box Factory in Towanda and Canton and previously worked on the farms of Bud Havens and Stewart Bristol. He was a former member of the West Franklin Mennonite Church and attended the First Baptist Church of Troy. Walt was a talented writer and had a published book titled "Vessels of Gold."   Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Donna Joiner of Troy, Alan and Sharon Joiner of Troy, Kevin Joiner of East Liverpool, Ohio, and Brian and Sharon Joiner of Canton; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.  Walt was predeceased by his parents, a brother, Albert Joiner, sisters, Lola Flipse, Gracie Fields, Lavilla "Billie" Hill, Ella Merrill, Juanita Bennett and Bertha Joiner.  Family and friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 West Main St., Troy, Pa. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 11 a.m. with Reverend Garry Zuber of the First Baptist Church of Troy officiating. Interment will follow in North Orwell Cemetery. At 1 p.m., the family has invited those attending services to the First Baptist Church of Troy, 160 Canton St. for a meal and time of remembrance.  Memorial donations in Walter's name may be made to the First Baptist Church of Troy, 160 Canton St., Troy, PA 16947, Guthrie Hospice, RR1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848 or to the Skilled Nursing Activities Fund at Towanda Memorial Hospital, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848.  Towanda Daily Review – January 10, 2012

 

LENT
Clark M. Lent died at his home in Orwell Feb. 12, 1904, of Bright's disease, after a long illness, aged 73 years.  Upon the formation of the 141st P.V., he enlisted in Co. D.  At the battle of Gettysburg he was wounded in the right arm, and later transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps, where he remained until he was mustered out July 14, 1865.  His wife and three sons survive him.  Funeral services were held from the home, Monday, with interment in Jillson cemetery.

 

LENT- Maisie M. Allis, 78, of Nichols RD 2, West Warren, died Saturday at Robert Packer Hospital , Sayre. She was born June 24, 1902 in Orwell township, the daughter of Bruce and Anna Nichols Lent.  She married her husband, Leon, on Dec. 17, 1917 in Nichols and spent her life as a devoted mother and homemaker.  Survived by husband, Leon; four daughters, Mrs. Cecil (Gladys) Cobb of Leraysville, Mrs. Carol Harford of Ulster, Mrs. Horace ( Alberta) Baldwin of Montrose and Mrs. Ethan ( Donna) Doane of Owego; three sons, Harold of Nichols, Robert of West Warren and Leon Jr. of West Warren;  28 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one niece and one nephew.  Any memorials may be directed to the Windham Ambulance Association in her memory.   Funeral services will be held Tuesday 2 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 82 Main St., Nichols with the Rev. George Ayers officiating.  The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 p.m.   Burial will be in Jillson Cemetery, Windham Center.

ROBERT McKEE, trustee, married Amy, daughter of Ebenezer and Lucina (Craw) Chubbuck. Ebenezer was a brother of Nathaniel and was a Revolutionary soldier who came with his wife in 1818 from Connecticut and occupied and improved the farm known later as the Cicero Cleveland place (north of the farm operated by Raymond Brown). Another daughter of Ebenezer Chubbuck, Fanny, married Asa McKee, grandfather of Elmer B. and Frank C. McKee, who became proprietors of the Towanda Daily Review in 1885. Robert McKee, trustee, died December 5, 1849, aged 70 years and 11 months, burial being at Jillson Cemetery in the north part of Orwell Township. His wife died in 1867 aged 79 years. The Asa McKee house is on the road between Windham and West Warren, is built of brick, and is not in the family now.

Daily Review March 30 2005
Gene Allen MILLER Jr., 47, of Orwell Twp., (RR1, Rome, Pa.) died unexpectedly on Monday, March 28, 2005 at his home.  Gene was born on June 28, 1957 in Hanover, Pa., a son of Gene Allen and Eleanor (Harner) Miller. He attended school at Northeast Bradford and was a devoted member of the Orwell Bible Church. Gene has always worked alongside his father in the operation of their family farm. He enjoyed hunting and was an avid Dallas Cowboys Fan. Gene also enjoyed bowling with the Christian Fellowship League, playing volleyball and basketball at the North Rome church, and playing softball for the Orwell Bible Church.  In addition to his parents, Gene and Eleanor Miller, he is survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law: Debra and Donald Russell of Orwell; Karen and William Rowe of Orwell; brothers and sisters-in-law: David and Linette (Clark) Miller of Windham; Ricky Miller of Harrisburg, Pa; his nieces and nephews: Paul and his wife Pam (Preston) Miller and sons Devin and Conor; Adam and his wife Monica (Smith) Russell and their children Leah, Dylan, Kayla and Meg; Micah Russell; Brian and Abby (Brink) Russell; Ben, Crystal, Heidi, Emily, Carianna, Silas, Kelly, and Starla Miller.  A time of remembering the special gift Gene was to all of us will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2005 at 12 noon at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols with Rev. Richard Vieldhouse, pastor of the Orwell Bible Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Jillson Cemetery. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at noon. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Orwell Bible Church, RR1, Box 142A, Rome, Pa. 18837 in loving memory of Gene Allen Miller, Jr.

Man killed in farm accident
 By C.J. Marshall  03/29/2005 Daily Review
Orwell - A Rome man was killed Monday afternoon in a farming accident when a heavy piece of equipment fell on him, causing him to suffocate.  According to Northeast Bradford Police Chief Dale Bowen, Gene Miller Jr., 47, was pronounced dead at the scene by Bradford County Deputy Coroner Tom Carman around 2:30 p.m.  Bowen said that earlier in the day, Miller was working on a farm he owned jointly with his father Gene Miller Sr., located along Ridge Road in Orwell Township. Bowen said the two men were working on a dump trailer that had been converted to farm use. He explained that the trailer had been raised up in the air to allow welding of a rear axle, with the father and the son standing on either side of it. The chief said the dump trailer, which was partially loaded with gravel, abruptly shifted and flipped over, landing on Gene Miller Jr., and pinning him to the ground in the process. "It was a tragic accident," the chief said about Miller's death. "He was a real good man." The incident was reported around 1:30 p.m. The LeRaysville-Pike Volunteer Fire Company, and the Hops ambulance. After being pronounced dead, Gene Miller Jr.'s body was released to the Sutfin Funeral Home of Nichols, N.Y. Submitted by Carol Brotzman

Orwell farmer will be remembered for big heart
BY ERIN LEMLEY  03/30/2005 Daily Review
 The family and friends of Gene Allen Miller, Jr., will truly miss him. Forty-seven-year-old Gene died tragically and unexpectedly in an accident while working on the family farm Monday in Orwell Township.  Gene will probably be remembered most for "his quiet and loving nature," said his brother-in-law Bill Rowe of Orwell. "He was a fun-loving guy; a big-sized guy, but he had a big-sized heart to go right along with it. Working was something Gene did whole-heartedly, according to Rowe. "Oh yeah," he said. "That's basically all he did, was work hard and play hard." When Gene wasn't working together with his dad, Gene Allen Miller, Sr., on their dairy farm along Ridge Road in Orwell Township, as he did for his whole life until the day he died, Gene also devoted himself to the Orwell Bible Church and was occupied with his love of sports.  "All kinds of sports: volleyball, basketball, softball," listed Bill. "Yeah, he was quite the sports fanatic. We played basketball together and volleyball together every summer" he said fondly. Gene played on several athletic teams with local churches, and he also loved hunting.  "He was a real good worker," said neighbor Shelley Ford. "You always saw him working or hunting, especially deer hunting."  Shelley and Rodney Ford are the Millers' neighbors and are fellow dairy farmers. "He'll certainly be missed," said Shelley. "He was a strong Christian man and he quietly lived out his faith, that's one thing that helps everyone get by - knowing that he's in a better place." Additionally, Rowe thought Gene might want everyone to know that he loved the Dallas Cowboys.  He leaves behind his parents, brothers and sisters and many nieces and nephews.

ROGERS - Alexander Rogers - ---- C.H. Rogers, a farmer residing at West Warren, in the northeast part of Bradford county, is held on the charge of killing his son Alexander Rogers, 29 years of age, at noon Friday, at the family home. Alexander Rogers returned home from a trip to Appalachin shortly before that time. He was heard abusing the horse he had driven and his father went to the barn. It is alleged that the father returned to the house, procured a shotgun, went back to the barn and shot his son's head off. The housekeeper, the only other occupant of the farm house, was forbidden to leave. Late in the evening C.H. Rogers went to the home of Frank Rogers in West Warren and told him what had happened and the authorities were notified. - Wellsboro Agitator,December 18, 1918
 

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