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LEON WILLIAM RATHBUN, Leon William, 60, of Troy RR 2 died on Monday evening, Sept. 8, 2003, following a courageous battle with cancer. Leon was born Feb. 21, 1943, in Blossburg, PA. He was a son of Doris (Morgan) Rathbun and the late Alva Dean Rathbun. Mr. Rathbun was a retired dairy farmer. He also retired from Avco Lycoming (Textron) in Williamsport, PA. Leon enjoyed truck pulling, NASCAR racing, hunting and raising pigeons. More importantly, he especially loved spending time with his family, who dearly loved him. In addition to his mother, Doris of Canton, he is survived by: his loving wife, Dawn (DePew) Rathbun, at home; five children and their spouses, Duane Rathbun and his fiancée, Kim Quick, both of Troy, Becky and David R. Jones of West Burlington, Brion and Melissa Rathbun of East Smithfield, Lynne and Tom Williams of Egg Harbor, NJ, and Lori Sawchuk of Absecon, NJ; 17 grandchildren, Leigh, RaeAnn, Micki, Sarah and Emily Rathbun, Tarah, Amanda, Dynah, Levi and Sondra Jones, Krista and Courtney Williams, Josh and Laurel Quick, Cory and Katie Sawchuk, and Tina Alevares; a great-grandson, Brennan Rathbun; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ralph and Donna Rathbun of Granville Summit and Bob and Shirley Rathbun of Canton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Joyce and Larry Knuutila of Spencer, NY, and Marilyn and Dean Smiley of Granville Summit; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Gertrude DePew of Troy; two brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law, Jack and Jerry DePew and Pam High, all of Troy, Gayle (Bob) Bradford of Mainesburg and Wendy Green (Gary Clark) of Columbia Cross Roads; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. In addition to his father, Alva Dean, Leon was preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Belle (Brown) Morgan and Leon and Eva (Walker) Rathbun, and a brother-in-law, LaVerne High. The family invites friends to call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. Those who wish may direct memorials in Mr. Rathbun's name to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA Towanda Daily Review.
REDINGTON - Edmund B. Redington - Widely known and respected, Edmund Bush Redington expired last Saturday evening at the age of 76 years, 7 months and 27 days. Since the death of his beloved wife in 1915, Mr. Redington had made his home with his children, Mrs. H K Mitchell and Mr. Isaac Redington. He died at the home of the former. He was the son of G F and Martha Bush Redington and was born in Troy, April 16, 1846. His parents moved when he was 5 to West End farm, on the Sylvania road, where he resided for 66 years. He was married in 1864 to Maria Strait. Of their children four survive: George F Redington of Waverly, NY; Isaac S of Troy township; Mrs. Lucy R Smith of Elmira, and Mrs. Martha Mitchell of Troy. Always a good citizen, Mr. Redington was known also for his remarkably retentive memory and never failing sense of humor. His optimism stood him in good stead through number of years of lost sight. Funeral services were held at the Mitchell home at 10 Monday morning, the Rev. N Johnstone of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was in the Redington lot in Oak Hill Cemetery-Troy.
Isaac Straight REDINGTON (SRGP 80000)
Member of one of Troy’s oldest families, died in his home on the Troy-Canton road Monday evening, December 16, 1940, after a short illness. He suffered a severe heart attack on Wednesday of last week. He was born on February 2d, 1870, son of Edmund B. and Maria Straight Redington, on the Redington farm between Troy and Sylvania. Mr. Redington was a lifelong resident of Troy Township and was recently elected treasurer of the Troy Township School Board. He farmed for a number of years but had been employed by the Troy Engine and Machine Company for some time. Mr. Redington was a member of the First Baptist Church and highly regarded by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Florence Slingerland Redington, and a brother, George, Waverly, N. Y. Of ten cousins, children of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Redington, Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Saltmarsh, Dr. and Mrs. Morse, two now survive – Mr. George Redington and Mrs. Jenny Grant. The funeral will be held on this Thursday at 2 p. m. from the residence, Rev. Herbert T. Punchard officiating, with burial in the Redington lot in Oak Hill Cemetery.
REDINGTON -Mary Redington Saltmarsh - died at 4 o’clock last Saturday afternoon at the home of her only son in Maple Shade, NJ in the 68th year of her age. Death followed several days of unconsciousness from paralysis and typhoid fever. Mrs. Saltmarsh was born in Troy September 6, 1845, the third daughter of George F and Martha Bush Redington. As a girl she enjoyed the unusual advantage for that time of Collegiate training at the Elmira Female College. Her marriage to the late Orlanda T Saltmarsh was on October 16, 1867. For well on toward half a century she had been a devoted member of St. Paul’s Episcopal church in which her influence will long survive the passing of her earthly presence. Three children survive: Misses Caroline and Mary Louis Saltmarsh of Troy, and Edmund R of Maple Shade. The funeral was held at St Paul’s church following the arrival of the morning train from the South Tuesday morning, the Rev. Charles McKnight and the Rev. John C Dean officiating, with Messrs. John A Parsons, L H Oliver, R C Kendall, J R Willour, Liston Bliss and John E Dobbins as honorary bearers. Interment was in the Redington plot in Oak Hill Cemetery-Troy.
RITCHIE - Carrier, Mrs. Frances Ritchie-widow of Dr. C W Carrier who died six years ago, expired early Sunday morning (1920) at the family home in West Main Street, following a long period of decline. Mrs. Carrier was born at Clearfield, Pa. in 1844, her home for thirty five years had been in this boro and vicinity. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. One daughter survives, Miss Louise Carrier, a sister and a half brother, W L Ritchie of Williamsport. The funeral was at the home Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. E P Morse officiating. Interment was in Oakhill Cemetery.
STEPHEN FOWLER ROBINSON, ONLY SON OF Major and Mrs. J. C. Robinson of King Street, expired Monday evening, September 5, 1910, at 8 o’clock in Elmira, following a long illness, age 51 years and 3 days. The best medical and surgical advice were at his command from the first, but to no avail. An operation in Philadelphia last January afforded temporary relief, but to no avail. An operation in Philadelphia last January afforded temporary relief, but held no promise of cure. He returned to his home in Athens in the spring for a few weeks, when he went to Elmira to be near his physician. With splendid fortitude he bore up under hourly waning strength and great physical suffering. Though born in Troy, the greater part of Mr. Robinson’s life was spent in Bentley Creek, this county, where he was associated with his father and others in merchandising and other business enterprises. He was elected Sheriff on the Republican ticket in 1902 and administered the affairs of that office with ability and fidelity. His popularity and business qualifications were such that he was tendered and accepted while still Sheriff the cashiership of Athens National Bank, a position of much responsibility he still held at the time of his death. He was Vice President of the Towanda Printing Company and had other business interests. He made good in whatever he undertook, and numbered his friends by the thousands. To know Stephen F. Robinson was to like and admire him. He was a member of the Methodist church and of the Masonic fraternity. He married in 1888 Miss Jennie B. Berry of Springfield, who survives him. The death in 1906 of their only child, Stuart Robinson, a particularly promising, boy of 15, was a crushing blow to both. He leaves besides his parents and wife, five sisters. Mrs. Merton Baldwin of Wellsburg, Mrs. Woodford May of Bentley Creek, Mrs. M. A. Davies, Mrs. H. J. Pierce and Mrs. H. B. Mitchell of Troy. The remains were brought to Troy, Wednesday, and the funeral will be held at 1:30 Thursday afternoon at the home in High Street. –Troy Gazette-Register. (Buried Oak Hill cemetery)
GLENN H. ROBERTS, 88, of North Towanda, Pa., passed away early Thursday morning Aug. 7, 2014 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital after a short illness. He was born in Milan, Pa., on April 11, 1926, and was a son of the late Glenn Fleming Roberts and Clara Elizabeth (Samson) Roberts of Milan, Pa. Glenn was raised in Milan and attended Athens High School. He left in his senior year to join the Navy and did his boot camp in Samson, N.Y. After training he was sent to New York City where he boarded the Queen Mary, which was a troop ship at the time. He sailed to England where he was assigned to a ship (LST) that was in the D-Day invasion of France. He and his gun crew were cited for shooting down an enemy aircraft on that day. Glenn had many friends and was an avid bowler, golfer, hunter and fisherman. He retired from Sylvania Electric Company (GTP) several years ago after 30 years of service. Glenn belonged to many clubs including the Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda, Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and it's World War II Last Man's Club, Union Masonic Lodge No. 108 F. & A.M., Towanda, Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191, and the Sylvania Men's Club. Glenn was a charter member of the North Towanda Volunteer Fire and Rescue Dept. and was a member of the Bradford County Fire Police Association and the Pennsylvania Fire Police Association. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Anna Mae (Simons) Roberts, on July 3, 2011. He is survived by a daughter Nancy, of Kirkwood, Pa.; brother Kenneth and wife Alona, also of Kirkwood, and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon, Aug. 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Union Masonic Lodge No. 108 F. & A.m. will hold a service of remembrance Sunday at 1:40 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. with the Reverend Jean Montgomery, pastor of the North Towanda United Methodist Church officiating. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home. Afterwards there will be a light dinner at the North Towanda United Methodist Church. Burial for family members and close friends will be Monday, Aug. 11 at 9:30 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be directed in Glenn's memory to the North Towanda United Methodist Church, 3377 Sugar Creek Rd., Towanda, PA or the North Towanda Fire and Rescue Department, 40 Hillcrest Dr., Towanda, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 8/9/2014
ROCKWELL –PHYLLIS M. (ROCKWELL) STORRS, age 85 formerly of Troy passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Broad Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. Phyllis was born May 27, 1930 in Sayre daughter of the late George V. and Marion D. (Brown) Rockwell. She was a graduate of Troy High School Class of 1948. She and the late Charles Richard Storrs were married July 26, 1950 and celebrated many happy years together. Phyllis was employed at ALS Industries in Troy following 23 years of employment. She was a member of the Troy Baptist Church and found great joy working in her kitchen baking and canning everything delicious. Phyllis enjoyed reading, eating out at restaurants, her cats and attending her High School Class Reunion yearly. She was a Terry Bradshaw and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Survivors include her children Linda M. Storrs of Wellsboro, Susan R. (Joe) Roy of Flowery Branch, GA, James O. (Shirley) Storrs of Knoxville, TN, David C. (Tammie) Storrs of Columbia Cross Roads, Phillip G. Storrs and his friend Tony of Las Vegas, NV, 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Phyllis was predeceased by her parents, her loving husband Charles R. Storrs a son Charles R. Storrs, Jr, siblings and their spouses, Leamon (Mary Alice) Rockwell, Caroline Rockwell, Ruth Rockwell, brother and sister-in-law, Margie (Bob) Fox. Family and friends are invited to call from 12 to 1 PM, Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA. Her service will be held following calling hours at 1:00 PM with Reverend Garry Zuber of the Troy Baptist Church officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy, PA. Memorials in Phyllis’s memory may be made to the Animal Care Sanctuary, 11765 US-6, Wellsboro, PA or the Troy Baptist Church, 579 Canton Street, Troy, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 4/9/2016
Hon. Delos ROCKWELL.
Hon Delos Rockwell, senior member of the law firm of Rockwell & Mitchell, departed this life after a long illness, at his late home in Troy, Sunday morning, February 24th, 1901, at 6:40 o’clock, aged 63 years and 6 months. Mr. Rockwell was a son of Luther Rockwell and a grandson of Samuel Rockwell who settled, in an early day, near where now stands Long’s Mills. He had one daughter and nine sons. It is an interesting coincidence that Luther also had one daughter and nine sons. The daughter became the wife of Clinton Herrick, and died a very few years after her marriage. Of the sons, Delos was the youngest and died at the same age that the father died. Of the others, Bingham, Marvin and Martin have deceased. Orlando, Alvord, Calvin, Hiram and Azor remain.
The subject of this notice became a member of the Troy Baptist church, then under the pastoral care of Rev. T. Mitchell, April 2, 1854. He commenced his college studies when 18 years old. After spending one year in study, at Lewisburg, now Bucknell University, he entered upon a regular course at Hamilton, N. Y. Seminary, now Colgate University, but in consequence of failing health, he was compelled to leave school one year before time for graduation. After months of rest and recuperation he entered upon the study of law in Cherry Valley, N. Y., under the efficient instructions of P. W. C. Bates, and afterward fitted himself for practice in the Courts of Pennsylvania, in the office of Judge Morrow of Towanda, and was admitted to the Bar of Bradford county in February, 1862. The same year he opened a law office in Troy and two years subsequent thereto formed a partnership with Francis Smith which continued until Mr. Smith’s decease.
On the 9th of June, 1864, he was united in marriage to his partner’s daughter, Eliza B. Smith, who survives him. Wesley Rockwell, an adopted son, also survives him. June 1863, he joined Co. B. 26th P. V. I. In 1864 he was elected Senator of the 23rd Pennsylvania District and served in that capacity four years. The establishment of the Bradford County House was largely due to his efforts. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention of 1888 which nominated Grover Cleveland for the Presidency of the United States.
His funeral, which was held from the house on the 26th at 2 o’clock, was largely attended and representative of all the professions and denominations and different classes and parties in society. L. N. Spencer, a former student of Mr. Rockwell’s, was present from Lancaster; Prof. Daniel Fleisher of Columbia and Father Dunn of Wilkes-Barre, F. K. Stephens, of Sayre; W. C. Sechrist of Canton, and Harry Cory of Gillett; Judge Fanning and seven members of the Brdaford County Bar, were present from Towanda. The bearers were Hon. W. T. Davies, Hon. B. B. Mitchell, Valentine Saxton, L. H. Oliver, Geo. N. Newbery and R. C. Kendall. The exercises consisted of a brief sermon by Rev. T. Mitchell, on the Frailty of Man and the Sufficiency of God; some remarks from Rev. O. T. Steward on Heavenly Recognitions, and a brief eulogy by Father M. H. Dunn upon the character and abilities of Mr. Rockwell, and the singing of "Nearer My God to Thee" and a solo by Rev. O. T. Steward. The interment was in the Oak Hill cemetery. Mr. Rockwell will be greatly missed by those of his own profession, and by the people of Troy, as a man of integrity in business and uprightness in his intercourse with men. T. Mitchell. TGR 1901
ROCKWELL - BRADFORD, HAZEL R. (SRGP 76898)
Age 85 of Mainesburg, Pa on Tuesday, June 5, 1979. Friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Wednesday 7 to 9 pm. Funeral Thursday 2 pm. The Rev. Kenneth Marple and The Rev. Glenn Dewey. Burial Oak Hill Cemetery. Survived by sons, Leonard Bradford of Mainesburg, Pa., Leon Bradford and daughter-in-law, Joyce Bradford of Mainesburg; sister, Mrs. Cora Eldridge of San Diego, Cal.; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Bakerburg Community Church; preceded in death by husband, Richard Bradford August of 1964.
ROCKWELL, Hiram Lewis-(1911) died at his residence in Troy on Wednesday afternoon after an illness of several weeks. A complication of diseases together with the weakness of years caused his death. Hiram was born in Troy Township, Dec 13, 1831, was the son of Luther and Joanna (Marvin) Rockwell. There were nine sons and one daughter, who have all died. (Elvira (Mrs. Clinton Herrick), Marvin, Bingham, Martin, Delos, Azor, Calvin and Orlando) The entire family spent their lives in Troy. Mr. Rockwell was twice married; first to Juliette McKean and later to Mary J McKean. He was a farmer and about thirty years ago retired to Troy. He was a charter member of Troy Grange, No 182, and was also one of the oldest members of the Methodist Church. He is survived by a widow, one daughter, Mrs. M R Bennett of Brooklyn, NY and one grandson. The funeral services will be held at the Methodist church Saturday a 2 pm with Rev. H B Allen. Burial in Oakhill Cemetery.
Hiram Lewis Rockwell died at his residence in Troy on Wednesday afternoon, after an illness of several weeks. A complication of diseases together with the weakness of years caused his death. The Subject of this sketch, born in Troy township, Dec. 13, 1831 was the son of Luther and Joanna (Marvin) Rockwell. There were nine sons and one daughter and, with the death of Mr. Rockwell, the original family is extinct, for the others having all died: Elvira (Mrs. Clinton Herrick), Marvin, Bingham, Martin, Delos, Azor, Calvin and Orlando. The entire family spent their lives in the neighborhood of Troy. Mr. Rockwell was twice married: first ot Juliette McKean and later to Mary J. McKean. He was a farmer and about thirty years ago he retired to this village. He was a charter member of the Troy Grange, No. 182, and was also one of the oldest members of the Methodist church. He is survived by a widow, a daughter, Mrs. M. R. Bennett of Brooklyn, N. Y., and one grandson. The funeral services will be held at the Methodist church tomorrow (Saturday) at 2 p.m., in charge of the Rev. H. B. Allen, the pastor. Burial at Oak Hill. Mr. Rockwell was a kind, loving father, a sterling citizen and a good friend. His pleasant face and cheerful voice will be greatly missed. TGR 1911
McKean, Sibyl Rockwell (Mrs. Arthur R)-daughter of Bingham L and Abbie Rockwell, and wife of Arthur B McKean, was born at West Burlington, June 2, 1851, and died at Troy, Pa. Sept 13, 1920, aged 69 years. She and her husband were united in marriage in 1874. One child only was born to them, Scott Rockwell McKean, now of Williamsport. The family moved to Troy in 1884 and have since resided there. In early life she became a member of the Methodist church at West Burlington, transferring her membership to Troy, after her removal here. A very quiet and unassuming woman, it was yet true that in home and church and community she filled a worthly place. Her illness had covered years; it was known that the end could not be distant, yet at the last came suddenly. The funeral was held at the residence Wednesday, Sept 15 in charge of her pastor, the Rev. G M Whiting, assisted by the Rev. H R Bennett of Asbury Park, NJ and the Rev. G E Hutchings of Chittenango, NY. A former pastor, by whom the sermon was preached. A beautiful feature of he committal at Oakhill was the singing of “Nearer, My God to Thee”, by a chorus of mixed voices. Besides her husband and son and wife, she is survived by two grandsons and one granddaughter-Arthur H, Herbert B and Flora E and by two brothers, Joseph L and Bert E Rockwell.
Dwight Freeman ROLISON
Member of the firm of King & Rolison and for many years prominently identified with the business life of Troy, died in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Thursday afternoon, December 31, 1942, after many months of failing health. He was born in Muncy on August 13, 1875, son of the late Alanson and Antoinette Freeman Rolison. He began his business career in Troy with his father in the Wooster & Rolison store, thence to Newell Bros. store, continued as manager with William Erk when he took over the Newell business and entered into the partnership with P. S. King in February 1924. He had been employed in the store for several years previous to this date. He married Miss Cora Spalding on Oct. 9, 1918. Mr. Rolison, exceptionally well liked and respected among his associates was a member of Trojan Lodge, No. 306, F. & A. M., Church of Christ and many minor organizations. He is survived by his wife, a sister, Mrs. Fred R. Roberts, a niece, Jane Harriman, and a nephew, Howard Roberts, all of Union City, Penna. The funeral was held on Sunday at 3 p.m. from his late home, a former Pastor, Rev, Floyd Randall, Sayre, and Rev. Philip W. Furst officiating, and burial was in Oak Hill cemetery.
Harold, son of Henry C. ROLISON of this boro, was found badly injured in a Buffalo railroad yard last Saturday morning. His leg was broken his hip crushed and his back lacerated. He is believed to have been struck by a passing train during the night. He was taken to the emergency hospital. Mr. Rolison left for Buffalo by the first train after receiving news of his sons injuries. While his injuries are serious the hospital physicians hope for his recovery. TGR 1914
Harold Uriah ROLISON, formerly of Troy, PA, went to be with our Lord on April 7, 1997. Mr. Rolison was born November 26, 1927 in Troy, the son of Earle U. and Nellie Spencer Rolison. A resident of southern California for the past eight years, Harold was employed as the manager of Silvercrest Retirement residence in El Cajon, CA. Prior to residing in California, Mr. Rolison was employed in Troy by Calkins Motor Co., The Troy Police Department and McClure Motors. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy, the Sylvania Lions Club and the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship. He was a lifetime donor to the Red Cross Blood Bank and spent his life volunteering in churches, civic causes and Boys and Girls Clubs. Harold’s hobbies included restoring cars, bowling, camping, playing cards and taking long walks. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Toni; brother, Charles (Arlene) of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; sisters, Nora (Eugene) Rockwell of Granville, PA; Jean (Leroy) Goodwin of Mesa, AZ; Marjorie (Wilbur) Morse of Canton, PA and Beverly Wilson of Troy; sons, Dale Terry (Doris) of Elmira Heights, NY; Sheldon (Colleen) of Mansfield, PA; and Dwight (Cheryl) of Sussex. NJ; daughters, Victoria (David) Manning of Middlebury Center, PA; Stephanie (Rob) Parker of Bellevue, WA; and Tammy (Maxx) Vega of Encinitas, CA; several loving grandchildren. Donations may be made to the Sylvania Lions Club. A memorial service will be held at the First united Methodist Church of Troy on Saturday, April 27, 1997 at 2:00 pm with the rev. Garry Zuber officiating.
HAROLD URIAH ROLISON, formerly of Troy, PA, went to be with our Lord on April 7, 1997. Mr. Rolison was born November 26, 1927 in Troy, the son of Earle U. and Nellie Spencer Rolison. A resident of southern California for the past eight years, Harold was employed as the manager of Silvercrest Retirement residence in El Cajon, CA. Prior to residing in California, Mr. Rolison was employed in Troy by Calkins Motor Co., The Troy Police Department and McClure Motors. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy, the Sylvania Lions Club and the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship. He was a lifetime donor to the Red Cross Blood Bank and spent his life volunteering in churches, civic causes and Boys and Girls Clubs. Harold’s hobbies included restoring cars, bowling, camping, playing cards and taking long walks. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Toni; brother, Charles (Arlene) of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; sisters, Nora (Eugene) Rockwell of Granville, PA; Jean (Leroy) Goodwin of Mesa, AZ; Marjorie (Wilbur) Morse of Canton, PA and Beverly Wilson of Troy; sons, Dale Terry (Doris) of Elmira Heights, NY; Sheldon (Colleen) of Mansfield, PA; and Dwight (Cheryl) of Sussex. NJ; daughters, Victoria (David) Manning of Middlebury Center, PA; Stephanie (Rob) Parker of Bellevue, WA; and Tammy (Max) Vega of Encinitas, CA; several loving grandchildren. Donations may be made to the Sylvania Lions Club. A memorial service will be held at the First united Methodist Church of Troy on Saturday, April 27, 1997 at 2:00 pm with the rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy.
ROUGHT Lorraine E. JENKINS, 68, of Mansfield, PA died December 21, 1998 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born September 11, 1930 in Sylvania, PA, the daughter of Bert and Thelma Snyder Rought. Lorraine was retired from T.W. Judge Co. She was a member of the First Baptist Church on Mansfield. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Stuart; a son, Gary of West Oneonta, NY; a brother, Burton Rought of Horseheads, NY; a sister, Winona Darrow of west Burlington, PA; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held December 23 (2:30 pm) at the Wilston Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Rev. Thomas Jenkins officiating and burial to be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy.
ROWLEY Cynthia Rowley Lester
Mrs. S. W. Lester died suddenly last night at her home with her daughter, Mrs. Hillis Spalding in Elmira street. The funeral of the late Mrs. S. W. Lester was held Monday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. H. Spalding, the Rev. Glenn P. Baldwin officiating. TGR 1912 (wife of Stephen W. Lester)
JAY RUMSEY (SRGP 03719)
Died in his home on Redington Avenue last Saturday, March 19th, after an illness of many months. He was 62 years old. He was employed in the foundry of the Troy Engine & Machine Company for between 22 and 23 years. Mr. Rumsey was born near Mainesburg, Tioga County, and came to Troy as a young man of 32. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and active in its affairs. Surviving are his wife, a daughter Mrs. Fred Rathbun, Waverly and a son, Harold, Elkland. Charles Rumsey, Troy, is a brother and there are two sisters, Mrs. Harry Kintner and Mrs. Charles Smith, also of Troy. The funeral was held from his late home on Tuesday afternoon at two, Rev. H. T. Punchard officiating with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery.
HOWARD W. RUNDELL, Chemung County Nursing Facility, Elmira, a guest there since August 1987, died Dec. 26, 1990. Mr. Rundell was born April 7, 1898 in Monroeton, a son of William and Julia VanGorder Rundell. He was a resident of Towanda for many years. He and his wife moved to Wellsburg, NY in 1973. Mrs. Rundell died on July 15, 1980 in Elmira. Mr. Rundell was employed by Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda, the Lehigh Valley Shops in Sayre, and was associated with the Eclipse plant in Elmira. He was a devoted member of the North Towanda Methodist Church, serving as superintendent of the Sunday School and was a member of the church choir. Surviving are a son, Kenneth Rundell, Elmira Heights; two daughters, Mrs. J. Regis (Charlotte0 Barrett, Deltona, FL and Mrs. LeRoy (Marian) Chilson, Horseheads; a niece, Mrs. Floyd (Kathryn Griffin, Sayre, who made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Rundell; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ralph Rundell, Port Richie, FL; two sisters, Mrs. Kennard (Ethel) Lewis, Port Richie, FL; and Mrs. Ella May, Canton; sister-in-law, Mrs. Reta Jackson, Towanda; also nieces and nephews; a very close friend, Adelaide Clarke, Wellsburg. He was predeceased by his wife the former Madge Jackson, a brother, Rodney Rundell, Elmira. The funeral service was held Friday at the Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira, with the Rev. Edward Lowmaster, officiating. Interment in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.
SALLADA –MRS. IDA M. SIMS, 336 W. Center St., Elmira, died Friday April 6, 1945. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Joseph Combs and Mrs. Vincent Riker of Elmira, Mrs. John Daughtery of Angelica, Mrs. Stanley Morse of Leroy. Mrs. D. A. Sox of New York City, Mrs. Wilmer Daughtery of Cora Gables, Fla. Mrs. Louis Friends of Millerton, Pa. Funeral services were held in Elmira Tuesday, April 10. Burial in (Oak Hill Cemetery), Troy.
SALTMARSH, Edmund R- Who would of reached his 54th birthday on the 23rd of this month, died in the family home on Redington Avenue, Monday morning, November 10 (1930), at 8:30 after an illness of several weeks. “Ned” as he was affectionally known to Troy people, was born here and for several years was a member of the grocery firm of C E Stanton & Co when it occupied the quarters now used by the Troy Five-to-a-Dollar store. Of late months he was connected with a Knoxville mercantile house. He was the son of the late Orlando and Mary Redington Saltmarsh and was born in Troy. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Frances Saltmarsh Hinchcliff, of Shaker Heights, Cleveland, Ohio and two sisters, Miss Mary Louise and Miss Caroline Saltmarsh of Troy. The funeral was held from St Paul’s Church Tuesday morning and burial was in the Redington family plot in Oak Hill Cemetery. His rector, Fred W Trumbore, officiated.
SALTMARSH Mary Louise [1939 penciled on article] Member of one of the oldest and most respected families in Troy, died in the home of her niece, Mrs. Frances Saltmarsh Hinchcliff, Cleveland, Ohio, Tuesday, January 31st at 1:30 p.m. She was born in Troy in the house now occupied by Dr. and Mrs. T. G. Gallagher, on May 31st, 1871, daughter of the late Orlando T. land Mary Redington Saltmarsh. She was graduated from Troy High School in 1889 and during her younger years, took part in many amateur theatricals here. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and St. Paul’s Guild. Miss Saltmarsh is the last member of her immediate family, the survivor nearest in relationship being Mrs. Hinchcliff. I. S. Redington, Mrs. Jenny R. Grant, Mrs. Edward Aspinwall, Troy, Mrs. Joseph Doane, Elmira and George Redington, Waverly, are cousins. The body was brought to Troy this Thursday morning and funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon at 2:30 from St. Paul’s Church, Rev. Albert M. Holloway officiating with burial in the family plot in Oak Hill cemetery.
SALTMARSH - Orlando T. Saltmarsh - Death came suddenly, with characteristic devotion to duty Mr. Saltmarsh was at his desk and walked home from the First National Bank at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon. He had been failing for months, but it was not thought the end was so near until early Friday morning when he sank into a coma which continued until his death at 3 pm. Mr. Saltmarsh was of English descent, The family name in the county traces back to John Saltmarsh, a graduate of Yale University who came from Fairfield county, Conn. with his good New England wife in 1801 and settled at Athens where the deceased, his grandson was born August 28, 1841. Following the death of his mother in childhood, he went with his father, D’Alanson Saltmarsh, a government mail contractor, to Virginia and Louisiana where he was placed in a boys’ school known as Nazareth Hall, at Nazareth, Pa. Later he was a pupil in Dr. Reed’s School at Geneva, NY. While still in his teens he entered the broker’s office in New York of his cousin Montgomery Gibbs. It was while thus employed that he acquired the knowledge of accounts which led to his engagement as bookkeeper for Edward Perine and as teller of Pomeroy Brothers’ bank in Troy from 1861 to 1876, and from the 1876 to 1890 as bookkeeper for Redington & Leonard of this Boro. From 1890 to 9 years ago when he reentered the Troy bank he was in Providence RI and Philadelphia. He was a Lay-Reader in the Episcopal Church. At great self-sacrifice in the temporary absence of a stated Rector, the services of St Paul’s were continued when otherwise the church must have been closed. He served the church also as Westryman, Warden and Secretary for forty years. In October 1867, Mr. Saltmarsh married Mary, second daughter of the late G F Redington, who survives him, with one son Edmund R and two daughters, Caroline and Mary Louise. The funeral was conducted at the church by the Rev Robert E Roe, his Rector, assisted by Rev. Charles McKnight of Elmira. The bearers were Messrs. A E Backer, Robert VanSyckle, Humphrey Beaman, William Beaman, Frank L Ballard and Thomas W Parsons. Interment was in the Redington lot in Oak Hill Cemetery-Troy.
SCOTT Mark P.
Age 91, of Troy, PA, died
Saturday, May 15, 2010, at the Bradford County Manor. He was born October 31, 1918 in Troy, PA, son of the late John and Helen (Rogers) Scott. Mark was a graduate of Troy High School and while there was very active in FFA. He was married to the late Louise S. (Smiley) Scott. Mark was well known for his work in the dairy industry. He held the Pennsylvania Farmers Degree and was the oldest living recipient of the American Farmers Degree. He and his brother worked the Scott Brothers Holstein farm for many years. He was well known in the United States and Canada as a cattle dealer. His memberships included Troy Presbyterian Church, Austinville Odd Fellows Club, Troy Rod & Gun Club, and was a member of the Morning Coffee Club at the Edgewood Restaurant where he shared many good times with his friends. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing, and was especially proud of the vegetable and flower gardens he raised. Mark was a devoted family man and loved every moment that he spent with his family. Survivors include his daughters, Cheryl S. Miller of Troy, PA, Nancy S. Jennings of Troy, PA; a son, David F. and Rosetta Scott of Smithville, TN; sisters-in-law, Gladys Scott and Ruth S. Wells both of Troy, PA; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and many friends. Mark was predeceased by his wife, Louise S. Scott in 2000, a son Jerry L. Scott in 2001; son-in-law, Ronald Jennings in 1992; his brothers, Fred, Russell, Elmer, George, Ernest and Clarence Scott. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, May 20, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 12 Noon at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. Mark's funeral service will be held at 12 Noon with Reverend Arthur Suggs officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery where Mark will be laid to rest next to his loving wife Louise. In lieu of flowers, memorials are directed to the First Presbyterian Church, West Main Street, Troy, PA 16947. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 16, 2010
J. B. Sears. The death of Mr. J. Brush Sears, which occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert McMahon on Wednesday of last week, removes one of the most aged and highly respected citizens of Troy. Mr. Sears was born in Southeast Putnam county, N. Y., April 9th, 1823. At the age of fifteen he united with the Presbyterian church, and has been an earnest, faithful christian ever since. The most of his life was spent in Vineland, N. J., coming to Troy to reside about a year ago. As long as his health would permit he was a faithful attendant at all the services of the church of his choice and his voice was always heard in earnest prayer and exhortation at the prayer meetings. On loss of his eye sight his greatest comfort was in reciting the first, second and fifth chapters of St. Matthew, which he had committed to memory. He was married to Harriet Northrup February 4th, 1846, with whom he lived over fifty years, and their walk through life was one of beauty and rare devotion. The funeral services were conducted from his late home, Rev. E. P. Morse officiating, and certainly death and its terrors were relieved by the beautiful and comforting words spoken. “Death is only the graduation from this earthly school of service, to that of the heavenly,” to live in Christ, to die again. Rev. A. E. Hall of the M. E. church offered prayer, and a quartette composed of Mr. and Mrs. Fayette B. Pomeroy, Jno. E. Dobbins, Miss Emily Oliver, rendered appropriate selections, with Arthur McMahon as organist. The casket was covered with beautiful flowers, a tribute of love from his grandchildren, “Who arise up and call him blessed.” He was sick but a few hours. The Lord granted an oft repeated request that he might go suddenly, and though the summons were of that nature he was found watching and ready to depart and receive the crown, which he had won by beautiful self sacrificing and consecrated life on earth. He is survived by his wife, and one daughter, Mrs. Robert McMahon of Troy. His remains were laid at rest in Oak Hill cemetery. TGR 1903
SEARS –MRS. ELIZABETH SEARS MCMAHAN. Widow of the late Robert McMahan died in her home on Elmira Street at 11:30 p.m. January 4, 1934, after many years of poor health. She was a native of Dansbury, Conn., being born there 86 years ago on Troy for 51 years, a member of the First Presbyterian Church and is survived by a daughter, Miss Harriett McMahan, Troy, two sons, H. H. of Binghamton, and J. H. of Troy, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral was held from her late home at two p.m. on Saturday, Rev. Montague White officiating, and burial was in the family plot in Oak Hill cemetery. –Troy Gazette-Register.
SEARS –MARY ELIZABETH SEARS MCMAHAN. Widow of the late Robert McMahan, died in her home on Elmira Street, at 11:30 p.m. January 4th 1934 after many years of poor health. She was a native of Dansbury, Conn., being born there 86 years ago on March 30th last. She was a resident of troy for 51 years, a member of the first Presbyterian Church and is survived by a daughter, Miss Harriett McMahan, Troy; two sons, H. H., of Binghamton and J. H. of Troy, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral was held from her late home at two p.m. on Saturday, Rev. Montague White officiating, and burial was in the family plot in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy.
FREDERICK F. SEYMOUR, of Big Pond, Pa. died on Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He was the husband of Joyce (Weed) Seymour of Big Pond. Family and friends are welcome to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. The funeral service will be held after the viewing at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Officiating will be the Rev. Kenneth Marple. Interment will follow the service in Oak Hill Cemetery. Fred was born on Aug. 28, 1923, in Fassett, Pa. He was the son of the late Harry and Nina (Westphal) Seymour. Fred was a World War II veteran, serving in the Corps of Military Police. He was also an employed for the Vickery Henry Feed Mill in Columbia Cross Roads before the war, chief of police for South Creek Township for 10 years, constable for Columbia Township for 10 years and deputy sheriff for Bradford County for 7 ½ years, and was part of the Troy auxiliary police for 10 years. Fred also worked at the Carlton Wilson Garage, McClure Motors Garage and Albee Truck Garage, and was a fireman on P.R.R. in South Port, N.Y. He was a former member of “Brooks Flick” No. 49 in Troy; former member of Canyon Riders, riding Harley Davidson motorcycles for more than 40 years; and was a former member of the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church. One of Fred’s favorite things to do was repairing and restoring old clocks. Some of those clocks were originally made in the early 1800s. Fred is survived by his wife, Joyce; daughters, Tammie Nina Seymour-Ross of Big Pond, Debra (Dale) Hicks of South Carolina and Inez (Ronald) Voorhees; son, Bob; foster son Ronald Colton; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Harry Seymour Jr. Wayne Seymour and Glenn Seymour, and three sisters, Velma Simpson, Kathryn McKerrow and Lena Thomas. Contributions may be made in Fred’s name to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. –Canton Independent
GLENN C. SEYMOUR, 75, of RR 3, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died Sunday, Oct. 12, 1997, at the VA Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He was born April 11, 1922, in Fassett, Pa., a son of the late Harry G. and Nina (Westphal) Seymour, Sr. Glenn was a WWII veteran, serving in the Army, stationed both in US and abroad. Glenn was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad as a fireman for over 10 years. He also operated as an independent contractor all of his adult life. Glenn was a member of the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church. He was known for his craftsmanship. His hobbies included building miniature doll furniture, quilting and reading. Glenn is survived by his wife, Kathleen (Spencer) Seymour; sons, Gary (Audrey) Seymour of Columbia Cross Roads, Greg Seymour of Columbia Cross Roads, and Gavin Seymour of England; daughters, Sharyl (Robert) Bailey of Columbia Cross Roads, Lisa Seymour of Tucson, Ariz.; brother, Fred (Joyce) Seymour of Columbia Cross Roads; sisters, Kathryn McKerrow of Columbia Cross Roads, Lena Thomas of the Bradford County Manor, Troy; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Glenn was preceded in death by brothers, Harry Seymour Jr. and Wayne Seymour; sister, Velma Simpson; brothers-in-law, Charles McKerrow and Ray Thomas. A private family service will be held Friday, Oct. 17, 1997, at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 West Main St., Troy, Pa., with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
SEYMOUR –KATHRYN M. (SEYMOUR) MCKERROW, age 84, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died Saturday, April 25, 1998 at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy, Pa. She was born Aug. 21, 1913 in Wellsburg, N.Y. the daughter of the late Harry and Nina A. (Westphal) Seymour. Mrs. McKerrow was a caring and devoted mother who enjoyed making beautiful latch hook rugs and enjoyed her flowers. She was a member of Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church and in Women Club. Mrs. McKerrow was also a former member of the Austinville Rebekah Lodge. Mrs. McKerrow is survived by her husband Charles W. McKerrow (1992), a daughter, Marjorie McKerrow of Bellwood, Pa.; and sons, Charles (Katherine) McKerrow of Wellsburg, N.Y., James (Theresa) McKerrow of Troy, Pa., Arnold McKerrow of Columbia Cross Roads, Donald (Jean) McKerrow of Clearwater Beach, Fla.; three granddaughters, Milissa (Charles) Cerio of Elmira, N.Y., Alice (J. Rosifran) Macedo of Brazil, South America, Marjorie (Thomas) Fritsch of Columbia Cross Roads; six great-grandchildren, Charles James Cerio of Elmira, Rebecca, Jonathan and Raphael Macedo, all of Brazil, Allison and Jessica Fritsch, both of Columbia Cross Roads. Also surviving are a sister, Lena Thomas of Troy, Pa.; brother, Fred (Joyce) Seymour of Columbia Cross Roads; sister-in-law, Kathleen Seymour of Columbia Cross Roads; numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. McKerrow is predeceased by a son, Ernest McKerrow; sister, Velma Seymour Simpson; three brothers, Harry “Mose” Seymour, Wayne Seymour and Glen Seymour. Friends are invited to call at the Vickery funeral Home 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa., on Tuesday, April 28, 1998 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 2 p.m. with her pastor, the Reverend Mark Bower, officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy, Pa. Memorial contributions may be directed to Columbia Cross Roads Womens Group United Methodist Church, RR 3, Box 457, Troy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
SEYMOUR Kathryn M. MCKERROW, age 84, of Columbia cross Roads, PA died Saturday, April 25, 1998 at the troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA. She was born August 21, 1913 in Wellsburg, NY, the daughter of the late Harry and Nina A. (Westphal) Seymour. Mrs. McKerrow as a member of the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church and its Women’s Club. Mrs. McKerrow was also a former member of the Austinville Rebekah Lodge. Mrs. McKerrow is survived by a daughter, Marjorie McKerrow of Bellwood, PA and sons, Charles (Katherine) McKerrow of Wellsburg, NY, James (Theresa) McKerrow of troy, PA, Arnold McKerrow of Columbia Cross Roads and Donald (Jean) McKerrow of Clearwater Beach, FL; granddaughters, Milissa (Charles) Cerio of Elmira, NY, Alicia (J. Rosifran) Macedo of Brazil, South American and Marjorie (Thomas) Fritsch of Columbia Cross Roads; six great-grandhchildren; a sister, Lena Thomas of Troy; a brother, Fred (Joyce) Seymour of Columbia Cross Roads; sister-in-law, Kathleen Seymour of Columbia Cross Roads; numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. McKerrow is predeceased by her husband, Charles W. McKerrow, 1992; a son, Ernest McKerrow; sister, Velma Seymour Simpson; and three brothers, Harry “Mose” Seymour, Wayne Seymour, and Glen Seymour. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on April 29 (2 pm) with the Reverend Mark S. Brower officiating and interment to be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. Memorial contributions may be directed to Columbia Cross Roads Women’s Group, United Methodist Church, RR 3, Box 457, Troy, PA 16947.
SEYMOUR Lena THOMAS, 79, formerly of Troy and Armenia Mountain, PA, died Monday, April 27, 1998 at Bradford County Manor. Lena was born in her parent’s home in Fassett, PA on November 1918. She was a daughter of the late Harry and Nina A. Westphal Seymour. Mrs. Thomas was employed by Dr. Brown at the original site of the Troy Hospital on King St. in Troy. In the late 1940’s Lena relocated to the hospital’s current location and ran the hospital’s laundry department for over30 years until her retirement in 1974. Mrs. Thomas was a member of the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Shirley Thomas of Canton, RR 2, and Eugene and Linda Thomas of Springfield, PA; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Joyce Seymour of Columbia Cross Roads; a sister-in-law, Kathleen Seymour of Columbia Cross Roads; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Raymond Thomas, in 1996; a grandson, Joseph W. Thomas; sisters, Velma Simpson and Kathryn McKerrow; brothers, Harry “Mose”, Wayne and Glen Seymour. Funeral services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton on April 30 with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating and interment to be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to a charity and one’s choice in Mrs. Thomas’ memory.
SEYMOUR Thomas Harry
On February 6th, 2012, well-known Troy resident Thomas Harry Seymour died quietly at Robert Packer Hospital after a brave battle with cancer related to Agent Orange. He was 63 years of age. Born in Elmira, N.Y. on June 11th, 1948 he was the son of Harry Eugene and Mary Evelyn (Type) Seymour. At the age of 17 Tom enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in Vietnam with the Navy SEALS. After his military duty Tom settled in the Troy area where he was employed as a goldsmith and engraver for the former Gustin’s Jewelers in Troy. He also was proficient at home construction and roofing and was an accomplished tattoo artist. His analytical mind prompted his natural talent for tinkering with all things mechanical. Tom also enjoyed long trips on his motorcycle and was active in a local club. He was known as the sort of man who’d give his shirt and the back to go with it to anyone in need. Those who knew him found Tom to be a true and loyal friend. Tom is survived by his sons Brandon Seymour Baker of Canton, Paul David Seymour Baker of Northumberland, stepson John Passeri of Austinville, daughters Marith Dawn (& Jamie) Janetski of Amsterdam, NY, Rochelle (& Michael) Seymour Friends of Columbia Cross Roads,Mary (& John) Seymour Everett of Canton, brothers Keith (& Marie) Seymour of Columbia Cross Roads, Harry Seymour of Sayre, the mother of five of his children, Rhonda L. Baker, and grandchildren Thomas Harry Everett, John Everett III, Shawn Michael Friends, Jozelinn Elizabeth Friends, Michelle Lynn Friends, Richard L. Seymour, Maddie Janetski, Lily Janetski, Anthony Passeri, and special friends Bill Vickery and Beatrice Bump & Kim Putnam. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Mary Seymour. Calling hours will be Saturday, February 11th from 11 AM until 2 PM at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center Street, Canton. Service will be at 2 PM with Pastor Jerry Schmidt officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. The family suggests that memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA, 17701. Canton Independent Sentinel – February 11, 2012
Wayne SEYMOUR, 57, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Tuesday, December 3, 1974 at the Troy Community Hospital. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa., Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services there Thursday at 2 p.m., Rev. Ann Palmer. Burial Oak Hill Cemetery. Survived by sisters, Mrs. Charles (Kathryn) McKerrow of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Mrs. Velma Simpson of Norwich, New York and Mrs. Raymond (Lena) Thomas of Troy, Pa.; brothers Harry, Glenn and Frederick, all of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. He was a member of Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church, Veteran of World War II, member of Troy VFW, fireman on Pa. railroad for 18 years.
SHANNON - MRS. MARGARET S. PIERCE
Troy, April 1—Mrs. Margaret Shannon Pierce died at her home in Troy on Friday morning at 3 o’clock. She was 86 years of age.
She is survived by one son, Allen F. Pierce of Towson, Maryland, and a granddaughter, Jean Margaret and one sister, Mrs. J. J. Hooley of Troy.
The funeral will be Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at St. John’s church in Troy. The Rev. Joseph L. McHugh will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. (handwritten on article 1938)
SHAW - SHAYLOR, ETHEL, (SRGP 11069) Ethel Shaylor, 87, of Troy RD1, died February 7, 1987 at Troy Community Hospital. Born March 5, 1899 in Mainesburg, PA, she was the daughter of Elmer and Florence (Tears) Shaw. She was a member of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church. She was a buyer for Iszard’s Department Store in Elmira for 25 years. She is survived by a son and daughter, LeRoy and Concetta Heib of Millerton RD3; a daughter-in-law, Catherine Heib of Painted Post, NY; grandchildren, Linda Manley of Gillett; Jan VanGorden of Horseheads, NY; Mary York of Germany; J. Michael Heib of Aspen, CO and Painted Post, NY; Martin J. Heib of Burlington, VT; Daniel P. Heib of Victor, NY; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a son, John E. Heib in 1981 and brothers, Archie Shaw and Oscar Shaw. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on February 6 with Rev. Jo Serchak officiating and burial to be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. (TGR Feb. 12, 1987) [Error on dates? Funeral before death]
SHAYLOR Gerald L. Shaylor
78, of Austinville, Pa., died on Friday, July 29, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. The graveside committal service to honor Jerry's life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy, Pa. with his cousin, Rev. Lee Mead, officiating. The Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements. Jerry was born on March 8, 1933 in Elmira, N.Y., son of the late Theodore and Helen (Bradford) Shaylor. He was a 1955 graduate of Troy High School and attended the Wesleyan and Baptist churches in Bentley Creek, Pa. Jerry enjoyed going to flea markets and spending time with his "adopted" daughter, Pat Matthews, and her family. Jerry is survived by his "adopted" daughter Patricia (Chuck) Mathews and her family of Bentley Creek, Pa., and numerous cousins and friends. His parents preceded him in death. Towanda Daily Review - August 5, 2011
Theodore Gordon SHAYLOR, age 94, of Troy, PA died on March 8, 1999 at the Bradford County Manor. He was born on September 18, 1904 in Columbia Township, PA, the son of the late Charles and Helen (Soper) Shayler. Ted was a member of Austinville Union Church. He was a self-employed carpenter who retired in 1976 but continued working until 1992. Ted did volunteer work as opportunities came in Florida, Pennsylvania and New York. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Helen (Bradford) Shaylor of Troy, PA; son, Gerald L. Shaylor of RR 1, Troy; brother, Howard “Joe” Shaylor of Florida; sister-in-law, Margaret Shaylor of Florida; brother-in-law, William Post of George, IA; many nieces and nephews. A private burial will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy, Private Memorial services will be held at a later date with arrangements by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of one’s choice. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday March 11, 1999
SHEPARD –MRS. LAVINA SHEPARD SPAULDING, widow of the late Hiram M. Spaulding, died early Sunday morning (March 14, 1920) at her home on Elmira Street after an illness of several months. Mrs. Spaulding was born in Granville, Pa., September 25, 1844, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. F. W. Shepard. She was united in marriage with Mr. Spaulding, May 18, 1864, and they removed to Troy in 1870. Mrs. Spaulding is survived by one daughter, Mrs. D. F. Rolison of troy; three sons, S. Hillis, Andrew E. of Oil City and Fred L. of Pittsburgh; one sister, Mrs. J. E. Hillis of Eureka, Cal. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the late home in charge of the Rev. George Captanious of Endicott and the Rev. J. A. Lytal of Troy. Interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.
SHEPARD - Spalding, Lavina Shepard-Confined to her bed since October, Lavina died last Sunday morning at the family home on Elmira St. Mrs. Spalding was born in Granville, Sept 25,1844, the daughter of Dr, and Mrs. S W Shepard who in after years moved to this Boro. She was united in marriage to Former County Commissioner Horace M Spalding on May 19, 1864, and they came permanently to live in Troy in 1870. She was a devoted wife and mother, a consistant member for many years of the Centre Street Church of Christ and enjoyed the love and respect of a wide circle of acquaintances. The survivors of her immediate family are Mrs. Dwight F Rolison and S Hillis Spalding of Troy, Andrew E of Oil City and Frederick L of Pittsburg. A sister, Mrs. J E Hillis of Eureka, Calif also is living. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the home, the Rev. J A Lytle of the Church of Christ, and the Rev. Edward P Morse of the Presbyterian church officiating. Interment was in Oakhill by the side of Mr. Spalding who died in May, 1918.
SHERMAN – Lyda Sherman Lyon, (SRGP 14971) wife of Emery Lyon, died suddenly on Monday (Feb. 7, 1910) at her home in Elmira, aged 24 years. She had been ill with grip, but up to a few hours of death her condition was not considered alarming. She was the youngest daughter of Simeon Sherman of Armenia, and for a time before her marriage was connected with the Citizens’ Mutual telephone central in this boro. A particularly lovable girl and woman, she had many friends to whom the news of her sudden death was a great shock. Besides her husband, a bright little son two years old and her parents, she leaves four brothers and three sister – J. Wesley Sherman of Mansfield; Frank of Elmira; Milton of Armenia, and Ray of Philadelphia; Mrs. May Lyon of Ward; Mrs. Effie Burnham of Armenia, and Mrs. Florence Greives of Philadelphia. The remains were brought to Troy and funeral services were held at the M. E. Church at 11 Wednesday morning, the Rev. H.B. Allen officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill cemetery.
SHERMAN O. B.
Armenia News) O. B. Sherman, a lifelong resident of this place died Thursday night, Dec. 26, at the home after only a half hours illness. He was 74 years old. The funeral services was held at the W. M. church Monday afternoon and interment was in Oak Hill cemetery in Troy. Besides his widow Mr. Sherman leaves one daughter, Mrs. Edith Alexander of Troy and one son, Paul at home. Mr. Sherman was quiet and reserved in manner yet his friends were many and the community has lost a kind neighbor, the family a wise counselor. Those coming from a distance for the funeral were: Mrs. Minnie Burman and son Dean of Williamsport; Mr. and Mrs. Seward Nash of Sullivan, and David Sherman of Galeton. TGR 1919
SHERMAN Olive - Mrs. Albert Newell Passes Away.
Olive S. Newell, wife of Albert Newell was born in Armenia, April 8, 1850 and died May 27, 1915, at her home in Troy township. She had lived in the same neighborhood forty years. Mrs. Newell was one of eight children born to Nathan and Lucy Leonard Sherman, five of whom are living—A. B. Sherman of Armenia; David and Nathan of Troy; Sylvester of Indianapolis; Lucy, Mrs. D. E. McMahon of Athens. The funeral which was largely attended was held Sunday afternoon, May 30, from her late home. It was conducted by the Rev. Hall of Towanda, a former pastor of the Troy M. E. Church of which Mrs. Newell had long been a member. Besides brothers and sisters she leaves her husband, one daughter, Lizzie, Mrs. Meade Thomas, two grandsons, and one great grandchild to mourn her loss. tgr 1915
SHERMAN, Paul M-Troy, Oct 27-aged 63, of Troy met death Saturday afternoon when he fell from the roof of a barn he was razing. Mr. Sherman has conducted a farm on Porter Road a short distance from here for a number of years and was well regarded in the community. Some time ago he bought an old barn near here on the Canton Road and on Saturday was engaged in tearing it down preparatory to moving the lumber. He climbed from the roof down on to the scaffold he had erected when the scaffold collapsed under his weight, he plunged to the ground and sustained a broken neck. Death was almost instantaneous. The survivors are his wife, Mrs. Bessie Ward Sherman; a sister, Mrs. Edith Alexander of Troy and several nieces and nephews. The body was moved to the Soper funeral home where services will be held Tuesday at 2 pm. Rev. Arthur Morey will officiate with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Following many years of poor health, the last four of which he was only able to be about with greatest difficulty, Simeon Sherman died last Saturday at his home in Armenia township, aged 72 years. Death was the sequence of an apoplectic shock. His wife survives and seven children, Wesley of Mansfield, Milton of Armenia, and Roy of Philadelphia: Mrs. F. R. Lyon of Armenia; Mrs. Burt Burnham of Armenia and Mrs. Florence Grieves of Harrisburg. The funeral was held on Monday at one o’clock at the Covert church, the Rev. L. Everts officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery. TGR 1912
SICKLER John J.
69, of Sylvania, PA, died on Tuesday, January 29, 2008, at the Troy Community Hospital. He is the loving husband of Theodora "Teddi" (Taylor) Sickler. The couple married on October 19, 1956, and had 51 happy years together. Family and friends are invited to call from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2008, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. A memorial service to honor John's life will be announced at a later date and burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family. John was born on September 12, 1938 in Troy, PA. He is the son of Hila (Depew) Sickler Walcheski of Towanda and the late Leigh Gilbert Sickler. John was a 1956 Troy High School graduate, and after graduation worked in the hosiery mill and the woven label factory in Troy. He was a faithful member of the Austinville Union Church. In his younger days, John liked to bowl and hunt, but over the last few years loved to watch his grandchildren play in their sporting events. John is survived by his wife, Teddi; his mother, Hila; his sons, Gregory W. (Connie) Sickler of Sylvania, PA, and David A. (Stacey) Sickler of Sayre, PA; his daughter, Brenda L. (Dale) Boor of Columbia Crossroads, PA; 15 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; his brothers, Fred (Shelly) Walcheski of Sylvania, PA, and Gary (Connie) Dewey of Omaha, NE; his sister, Elsie J. Collins of Alba; his father and mother-in-law, Robert and Evelyn (Clark) Taylor; and several nieces and nephews. His infant son, Alan Lee Sickler; and his stepfather, John Walcheski predeceased John. Contributions may be made in John's memory to the Austinville Union Church, RR 1 Box 368, Troy, PA 16947, or to the American Diabetes Association, 501 N. 17th Street, Suite 212, Allentown, PA 18104. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/31/2008.
SILLIMAN – B[enson] J. Silliman - long a well-known resident of Troy was found dead in bed at his home with his daughter, Mrs. Charles N. Greene on Thursday morning. Mr. Silliman was 79 years old. He was about as usual on Wednesday and retired in usual health. Life had been extinct for some hours, when Mrs. Green went to call him at 7 o’clock and found that he had died. He was a devoted member of the Methodist church and had long taken a lively interest in the Grange. Two children survive, Mrs. Greene of Troy and A. B. Silliman of Boone, Iowa. The funeral will probably be on Sunday, dependent on the arrival of the son from the west. [Note- 27 Feb. 1839 – 19 Sept. 1918]
Greene, Minna Silliman-wife of the late Charles N Greene, died in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Wednesday morning, April 9, 1947. She suffered a stroke on Monday, March 3rd, at her home on John St, a further stroke in the Robert Packer Hospital and failed rapidly until the end came. A woman of unusually fine mental attainment, she was a very advanced student of the Bible and taught a class in the Methodist Sunday School for many years. Mrs. Greene graduated from Troy High School in 1884. She was a prominent member of W C T U in Troy, a charter member and past Matron of Maxwell Chapter OES She was born in Honeybrook, Chester County on Dec 24, 1866, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. B J Silliman and is survived by two sons, Benjamin S Greene, Sayre, Dr.Charles Herbert Greene, Corning. A brother A B Silliman, Boone, Iowa also survives. Services at Soper Funeral Home with Rev. A E Morey with burial in Oak Hill cemetery.
SIMMS Emma E. COMBS, age 89, of Horseheads, NY and formerly of Elmira, died at Bethany Manor on Tuesday, May 2, 2000. Emma was born in Alba, PA on October 3, 1910 to the late Frank and Ida Sallida Simmons. Survivors include daughters, Deatrice Dean of Millport, NY, Harriet and Robert Bowman of Gillett, PA; son, Ronald and Betty Combs of Syracuse, NY; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Emma was predeceased by her husband Joseph C. Combs, 1987; son, Joseph C. Combs Jr., daughter, Patricia Cram; grandson Robert C. Bowman Jr. and great-granddaughter, Tonya Marie LaBell. Funeral services were held May 4 at Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira with the Rev. Edward Crandall officiating and interment to be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy, PA. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, May 11, 2000
SIMS –MRS. ANNA L. DAUGHERTY, 72, Shinglehouse, formerly
of this area, died at the Cuba, N.Y. Hospital Sunday evening, Jan. 7,
1973. She was born in Columbia Cross Roads in February of 1900 the
daughter of Frank and Ida Sallada Sims. She is survived by five sisters,
Mrs. Harriet Morse, Canton RD 1; Mrs. Emma Combs, Elmira, Mrs. Ruth Daugherty,
Coral Gables, Fla.; Mrs. Florence Sox, Opa-Locks, Fla., Mrs. Mary Friends,
Daytona Beach, Fla.; several step-children, nieces and nephews. Funeral
services were held Wednesday at the Morse Funeral home, 12 E. Main St., Canton
with the Rev. C. David Jones officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill
SIU Toni Arlene Siu Rolison
of Santee, Calif., went home to her Lord on Feb. 16, 2013. Toni was born in Colon, Panama on May 26, 1937 and married Harold U. Rolison in Troy, Pa. on Aug. 17, 1958. Toni was a graduate of the Moravian School in Bluefields, Nicaragua where she was active in music and missions programs. During her senior year of high school, she began a pen pal correspondence with Harold Rolison from Troy, Pa. He traveled to Nicaragua to meet her and the relationship blossomed into a lifelong love. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Harold, in April 1997 and continued to be active in the Salvation Army Church of El Cajon for the past 16 years. Prior to moving to El Cajon, Toni worked as a bilingual secretary for various organizations and always participated in music programs at her local church. She enjoyed playing games, traveling, bowling and camping with her family. She is survived by her three children Dwight (Tonya) of Louisville, Ky., Stephanie (Rob Parker) of Atlanta, Ga. and Tammy (Maxx Vega) of Carlsbad, Calif.; and grandchildren AJ, Andrea, Justin, Jace and Clementyne and great-grandchildren Nicholas, Taylor and Addison. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on May 4, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church of Troy, 1204 Redington Ave., Troy, Pa. to celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Camp Southern Ground in Georgia. Towanda Daily Review – February 23, 2013