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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Bradford County, PA
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Do You Knowthat 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. 


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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) 


LEO R. CAMP JR., 32, of Owego, N.Y., died on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003.  He is survived by his sons, Dylan L. Camp and Dalton L. Camp of California; father and step-mother, Leo and Deborah Camp of Owego; mother and step-father, Grace and Larry Schooley of Ulster, brothers and sisters, Daniel Camp of Waverly, N.Y., Kyle Schooley of Ulster, Pat and Lori Mosher of Owego, Mary and Daniel Godfrey of Owego, and Philip Shamone of Ohio.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, Oct. 6, at 10:30 a.m. at the Estey and Munroe Funeral Home, 15 Park St., Owego, with the Rev. John Topolewski officiating.  Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery, Towanda, Pa.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.

CAMP –MRS. MAY SHAY, 41, formerly of Towanda died at an Elmira hospital at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 5, 1941.  She is survived by a son, Arthur of Towanda; four sisters, Mrs. Howard Montogmery of Waverly, Mrs. Beecher B. Houghton of Hadley, N.Y., Mrs. John Krotzer of Sayre and Mrs. Dale Sittman of Chicago.  The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. EST at the home of Mrs. Robert Schultz of Grant St., Towanda.  Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/7/1941

CAMPBELL - LILLIAN C. LANE
 Lillian C. Lane, 85, widow of David M. Lane, died March 25, 1990 at the Butler Personal Care Home in Gillett.  She had been a guest there since March 1, 1990. Born June 24, 1904 in East Smithfield, she was a daughter of the late Dr. William and Cora Kinsman Campbell. Following her graduation from the Cronks Business School, Lillian entered the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing, graduating with the Class of 1929 and receiving a scholarship there in anesthesia.  From 1969 to 1990 she was a resident of the Bentley Creek and Valley areas.  She was affectionately known as "Toots" to her many friends throughout the area. Surviving are brothers, George Cambell of East Smithfield and Seldon Campbell of Sylvania; sister, Mrs. Ruth Summers of the Page Manor in Athens; also nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brother, Robert Campbell in 1985 and a sister, Mrs. Marion Sickler in 1987. A private funeral service at the convenience of the family was held under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with interment to be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. Friends who wish may direct memorials to Stray Haven, Shepherd Road, Waverly, NY 14892. (TGR, Thursday, March 29, 1990)

CAMPBELL
Mrs. Susie Bailey, 91, widow of Greeley A. Bailey of Powell, died Friday afternoon at Memorial Hospital. She was born in Burlington Twp. On Dec. 6, 1879, daughter of George and Zeulenia Travis Campbell.  Mr. and Mrs. Bailey operated the Powell Tannery Farm for many years for Gen. Jonathan A. Hill. They later purchased this farm and operated it for 51 years until selling in 1952. At that time they retired and went to make their home with their daughter, Mrs. Eugene Long.  Mrs. Bailey was a member of the Powell United Methodist Church, being the oldest active member in age until her health failed.  She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Lola) Long of Powell; a son Aaron Bailey of LeRoy; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harry Campbell of East Smithfield and Ray Campbell of Parkersburg, W. Va.; and several nieces and nephews.  Private funeral services will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the Maryott Funeral Home with the Rev. James Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

CAMPBELL - Miss S. Louise Campbell age 17, who died Monday evening at her home at Third and Elizabeth Street after a long illness.  Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home.  Rev. H.I. Andrews pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church will officiate.  Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alanson Campbell, three sisters, Miss Mary, Miss Julia, Mrs. Clinton M. Young.  Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review 8 January 1918.

CANFIELD    Lewis Donald "Lew" Canfield, 85, formerly of Fourth Street in Towanda, Monroeton and the Wyalusing Valley Retirement Home, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa.  Born May 3, 1921, in Pike Township, he was the son of the late Leon H. Canfield and Agnes M. Shaner Canfield. Lew was a graduate of LeRaysville High School. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army.  In earlier years Lew was employed by the Montgomery Co. in North Towanda and by Larnard's Store in Towanda. He was later employed by the U.S. Post Office in Towanda for more than 30 years until his retirement.  Lew was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda; American Legion Post No. 42 and its World War II Last Man's Club, Towanda; La Societe Des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux Voiture Locale No. 549; Beirne-Webster V.F.W Post 1568, Towanda; The National Association of Letter Carriers; LeRay Lodge No. 471 F&AM; and the Benevolent the Protective Order of Elks Lodge, No. 2191, Towanda, and was an honorary life member of the Towanda Gun Club.  Surviving are his daughters, Linda Willey and husband Ronald Willey of Monroeton and Ellen Blasz and husband Joseph Blasz of Troy; five grandchildren, Kami Robbins and husband Andrew Robbins of Chesapeake, Va., Chad Willey and wife Nicole Willey of Philadelphia, Pa., Kari Schoonover and husband Ralph Schoonover of Herrickville, Pa., Joseph Lewis Blasz and wife Tammy Blasz of Ithaca, N.Y., and Melanie Laura Rogers and husband Stuart Rogers of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; four great-grandchildren, Alexis Schoonover, Zackary Schoonover, Jackson Robbins and Brynn Elizabeth Blasz; and two brothers, Harry S. Canfield and wife Marian Canfield of Tipps City, Ohio, and Robert C. Canfield and wife Dottie Canfield of New Milford, Pa.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Vogt Canfield, in March of 1974, and his brothers Frederick A. Canfield and H. Rexford Canfield.  The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 4, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Richard Barner, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, 912 Main St., Towanda, Pa. 18848, or to the charity or organization of one's choice in Lewis Canfield's memory.

 

CAPWELL Guthrie G. K. Capwell, 68, a resident of East Towanda since 1949, died Tuesday evening at Memorial Hospital after suffering a heart attack at his home.  He was born in Wyalusing May 19, 1912, the son of Clyde E. and Edna FANNING Capwell.  He spent his early years in Wyalusing where he attended school and graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School Class of 1929.  Mr. Capwell was employed by the Pennsylvania Electric Co. for 32 years in the engineering department as a layout man until retiring in 1977.  During World War II he served with the U.S Navy.  On JUly 21, 1040 he married the former Esther P. PARKS in Wyalusing.  They had resided in Towanda until they purschased their present home in E. Towanda.  Guthrie was a very outgoing person who liked to visit with friends and enjoyed traveling very much.  He was very interested in photgraphy and genealogy.  An active member of the First United Methodist Church, he was also a member of the Wyalusing Lodge No. 418 F. and A.M., a director on the Bradford County Historical Society and a member of the Grand Paraders Square Dance Club of Troy.  He is survived by his wife, Esther, two sons; John C. of Williamsport and Gerald K. of  Highland Calf. two grandchildren; Darrell Scod and Tract Renee, both of Williamsport; a brother, Elwood C. Capwell of New York.  The funeral service will be held Saturday a 2 p.m. at the Archer-Miller-McClosky Funeral Home, 23 Main St. Towanda, with Tev D. Owen Brubaker, pastor of the First Methodist Church officiating.  Wyalusing Masonic Lodge No. 618 will conduct masonic services at the funeral home Fridaay at 8 p.m.  Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, or the American Heart Association, N. Central PA Chapter, 153 W. Fourth St., Williamsport.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review, Feb. 1981.

 

CARL Craig Brown Carl, 75, of RR 3 Towanda (Towanda Twp.), Pa., died Sunday, April 11, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  Born May 26, 1934 in Towanda, Pa., he was the son of the late Clarence Carl and Mary BROWN Carl.  Craig was a graduate of Towanda High School, class of 1955. In earlier years, Craig was a self-employed truck driver transporting milk from the Wysox Creamery and hay for local farmers. Later he was employed by C.C. Allis Lumber Co. in Herrickville for more than 15 years and by Wolf's Poultry in East Smithfield until his retirement. Craig enjoyed auto repair and racing.  Surviving are: his wife, Leota G. DeWOLF Carl, at home; his daughter, Lora Thetga of Towanda RR 3; grandson Jason Thetga and his companion April VANDERPOOL of Towanda; great-grandchildren Metallica, Axle, and Kopper Thetga; two brothers-in-law, Roger DeWolf and wife Artis of New Albany, Pa., and Ronald DeWolf and his wife Sylvia of Rummerfield, Pa.; as well as his faithful canine companions, Sugar and Heidi.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 17, 2010 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa. April 15, 2010, Towanda Daily Review

 

CARR Doris -  Doris C. Baker, 85, of Monroeton, Pa., died Sunday morning June 13, 2010 at her home. Born June 16, 1924, in Towanda, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Floyd Carr and Ruby Northrup Carr. Doris attended Towanda and Wyalusing schools and was a graduate of Wyalusing High School, Class of 1944. On May 7, 1949 she married Joseph R. Baker. She was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for over 25 years retiring in 1985. She attended the Monroeton United Methodist Church and was a member of the Bridge Street Rod and Gun Club and the Sylvania Quarter Century Club. She enjoyed spending time with her family, watching birds and gardening. In earlier years, Doris enjoyed attending her grandchildren's school and college events. In later years she enjoyed baking, playing board and card games and doing puzzles. Surviving are: her daughters, Alice Allyn and her husband, Rodney Allyn of Wyalusing RR2, Noreen O'Connor and her husband, Michael O'Connor of Wyalusing RR2, Sandy Baker at home; her grandchildren, Jason Pierce, Amanda O'Connor, Sean O'Connor, Jeffrey Allyn and Jessica Allyn, Sheena Hindman and her husband, Jeff Hindman, Shannon O'Connor Dunn and her husband, Eric Dunn; a great-grandson, Draven Davenport; two brothers, Richard Wall of California, Robert Wall of Scranton, Pa.; a sister, Shirley St. Hart of Scranton, Pa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph R. Baker on Oct. 17, 2003; her parents, Floyd and Ruby Carr; her daughter, Martha B. Pierce; grandson, Mark K. Williams; and brothers, Elmer, Clarence and Dennis Wall; birthparents, Ruth and Elmer Wall. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 18, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev., Sandy Brant, Pastor of the Monroeton United Methodist Church, officiating. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Doris C. Baker's memory. – Towanda Daily Review, June 16, 2010

 

CATHCART Wayne Richard Cathcart

61, of 2798 Bridge Street Hill Road, Towanda, Pa., died Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 at his home.  Wayne was born Aug. 23, 1950 in Chester, Pa., the son of Elmer and Louise Tait Cathcart. He was a veteran of the Viet Nam War, having served in the U.S. Army. In early years, Wayne worked as a roofing contractor and was later employed by the Delcora, Pa. Waste Water Treatment Facility for many years until declining health no longer permitted him to continue. During his lifetime, Wayne assisted in raising 13 foster children. In 2006, Wayne and his wife Ruth moved to the Towanda area to make their home. Wayne enjoyed working around his home and property and caring for his dog.  He is survived by his wife Ruth Viereck Cathcart at home; a sister Marjorie Cohill of Florida; three step children; nine step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. Entombment will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery Mausoleum, Towanda, with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  There are no calling hours.  Towanda Daily Review – February 12, 2012

 

CHAFFEE –MABLE CHAFFEE MCPHERSON, of 108 Franklin St., Towanda, died Sunday morning, April 5, 1998, at the Sayre House, Sayre, Pa.  Born Aug. 3, 1901, in Potterville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Earl R. and Margaret Conklin Chaffee.  Mrs. McPherson was a graduate of Orwell High School and Mansfield Norman School.  On June 12, 1924, she married J. Vernon McPherson, who preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 1944.  Mable was employed as a teacher in Orwell, LeRaysville, and Towanda for 33 years, 21 of these years she taught in Towanda Borough from which she retired in 1966.  She also served as registrar of vital records in Towanda Borough for many years.  She was a member of the Towanda First Presbyterian Church for over 60 years, a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter No. 76, Towanda, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, having served as National defense Chairman and director for many years.  She was also a member of the Twentieth Century Club, Towanda, area and senior citizens, Bradford-Sullivan Retired Teachers Assoc., and the Pennsylvania State Education Assoc.  Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Jamie V. and Virginia S. McPherson of Towanda; a grandson and his wife, Jay V. and Julie McPherson of Woodstock, Ga.; a granddaughter and her husband, Heather L. McPherson-Swank and Phillip Swank of Wyalusing, Pa; a granddaughter, dawn McPherson and Michael Terascavager of Towanda RR 3; a brother Ward Chaffee of Beaver, Pa.; a sister, Rachael Shupe of Beaver, Pa. and St. Petersburg, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by an infant son, Donald R. McPherson on April 7, 1934; three brothers, Herbert L. Chaffee, Dewitt Chaffee and Lyle Chaffee; and two sisters, Lillian Woodburn and Ina Wakely.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Kenneth J. Lynde, officiating.  Interment will be in Oak Hill cemetery, Towanda, Pa.  The family will receive friends Tuesday, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests memorial donations may be directed to the Towanda Public Library children’s section, 104 Main St., Towanda, Pa. or to the Towanda First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. McPherson’s memory.  –Towanda Daily review.

 

DONALD G. CHAMBERLAIN, 68, of 616 Second St., Towanda died Monday Nov. 14, 1988 at Memorial Hospital.  Born June 23, 1920 in Towanda he was a son of Walter and Blanche Place Chamberlain.  Following graduation from Towanda High School Class of 1939, he entered the U.S. Navy, where he served in the South Pacific.  Following his completion of service, he returned to Towanda to make his home, and was associated with the Meredith Motor Sales for several years, and was later employed by Penelec in Towanda for 20 years.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace A. Chamberlain, on May 31, 1974.  Donald possessed a great love of family and home, and enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and automobile racing.  He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, Towanda American Legion Post 42, Towanda Gun Club and the Game Leggers DPO Club.  On Dec. 30, 1976, he married Marjorie Timko.  Donald will be remembered by his many friends for his warm personality and kindness to others.  He is survived by his wife Marjorie at home; four sons and daughters-in-law, Richard J. and Kaye Chamberlain of North Towanda, William L. and Kathy of North Towanda, Robert A. and Michele Chamberlain and Lindsey L. and Sarah Chamberlain all of Towanda; a daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne and Rodney Schoonover of Towanda; 14 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; four sisters, Mrs. Robert (Ellen) McGovern of Canton, Mrs. Michael (Sarah) Maskarimec of Towanda, Mrs. Andrew (Harriett) Horutz, of North Towanda, Mrs. Rex (Patty) Allen of Williamsport; also nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a son, Donald G. Chamberlain Jr., March 13, 1978; two brothers Joseph Chamberlain on April 13, 1921 and by Walter “Pete” on Sept. 4, 1985; a sister, Marjorie Milan on April 16, 1987.  A private funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., with the Rev. John T. Urban officiating.  Interment will be in Oak Hill cemetery, Towanda, with Towanda American Legion Post #42 according full military honors.  There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.  Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, in care of Mary Henderson, P.O. Box 428, Sayre, Pa. in Mr. Chamberlain’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

CHAMBERLAIN Ellen McGovern

82, a long-time resident of Canton, PAdied peacefully on Wednesday morning, September 26, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Ellen was born in Towanda on March 23, 1930.  She was a daughter of the late Walter and Blanche (Place) Chamberlain and graduated with Towanda High School’s class of 1948.  On May 16, 1953, she married Robert “Bob” McGovern.  In earlier years, Ellen worked in the office of Towanda’s Meredith Motor Sales and Bradford County Memorial Park. She later worked at the Canton High School cafeteria for many years until retiring in 1991.  Ellen also enjoyed being an area Census taker for several years. She was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church in Towanda.  Family always came first in Ellen’s life; she was very proud of her children and grandchildren.  She could be seen most days walking around town or more lately at the New Life Church.  Ellen possessed an unique personality who genuinely cared about people and liked to stay informed.  She enjoyed times spent visiting with people, entertaining friends at their home, knitting, crocheting and word puzzles.  Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Bob; two children, Robert “Rick” (Nancy) McGovern of Manlius, NY and Janet Brubaker of Cordele, GA; four grandchildren, Ryan (Carolyn) McGovern, Meghan McGovern, Robert “Robbie” Brubaker and Deanna Brubaker; a sister, Sarah Maskarinec of Towanda; sister-in-law, Patricia McGovern of Towanda; several nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends and neighbors.  She was predeceased by six siblings, Harriett Hourtz, Marjorie Milan, Patty Allen, Donald, Pete and baby Joseph Chamberlain. Calling hours are 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, September 29, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton followed by transferal prayers offered by Rev. Jasper Smith at 1 p.m. A Requiem Mass officiated by Rev. Maureen AtLee Hipple, church Rector, will be held at the Christ Episcopal Church, 1 Main St. in Towanda at 3:15 p.m. Saturday.  Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Towanda. In Lieu of flowers, her family suggests those who wish may consider a memorial in Ellen’s name to the American Diabetes Assoc., P.O. Box 4383 Bethlehem, PA 18018 or a charity of one's choice.   Towanda Daily Review – September 28, 2012

 

CHAMBERLAIN Lorraine Stalford Chamberlain

82, of Burlington, Pa., died Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at her home.  Lorraine was born Sept. 16, 1929 in Towanda, Pa., the daughter of Lawrence and Elizabeth Slater Chamberlain. She was a graduate of Troy High School class of 1947 and Pauline's Beauty School in Elmira, N.Y. In early years, Lorraine managed Sears stores in Virgina and Philadelphia, Pa., and Montgomery Ward Stores in Philadelphia and Williamsport, Pa. She later worked at the Bradford County Library for many years. Lorraine enjoyed craftwork. Surviving are step-children Phyllis Barbur of Towanda, John and Pat Chamberlain of Troy, Kay and Gordon Ford of Towanda; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; cousins Darleen Slater Hillyard of East Smithfield, William Slater of Victor, N.Y., John McGovern of Florida and Gloria Slater Firestine of Florida. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Warren "Conn" Chamberlain; brothers and sisters-in-law Scott Stalford, Beverly Stalford, Lillian "Billy" Stalford; cousins John Slater Jr. and Phyllis Slater Lambert. The family extends a special thank you to William Hillyard "Her Angel," Laurie Taylor, Julie Bump, Guthrie Hospice and the Area Agency On Aging for their care and assistance. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa., with Mr. Lavern Jackson officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. There are no calling hours. Contributions may be directed to the charity or organization of one's choice in Lorraine's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – May 12, 2012

 

Daily Review August 2,1946
Albert CHILSON Taken By Death
Albert Chilson age 67 Born June 12,1879 son of George Henry and Sarah A.McCracken Chilson a resident of Towanda for a number of years died Thursday August 1,1946 at Robert Packer Hospital Sayre, PA. He is survived by seven children Edward of Laraysville, Willis of Powell, Mrs. Frank (Beatrice) Layton, Albert (Leonard) Chilson, Mrs. Leonard (Minnie) Chilson, Clyde and Mamie, of Towanda. Three Step Children Mrs. John (Anna) Sosenko Of Johnson City, N.Y., Mrs. Emerson (Margurite) Maynard of East Towanda, PA. Joseph F. Platt of Towanda and also by his former wife Minnie Benjamin Platt Vanderpool Chilson of Towanda. He was predeceased by his first wife Emma J. Vargason May 9,1915, an infant son June 11,1906 and a Grandson Leonard Lavern Chilson 1956 who is buried on top of him. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 P.M. August 3,1946 at Miller Funeral Home. Rev. Paul Brown officiated. Burial at Oak Hill cemetery,Towanda,Pa. Submitted by Marie Platt Post

 

LEROY CHILSON, 72, of 3122 Camden Ave., Horseheads, N.Y., died Thursday, March 8, 1990.  He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Marian Rundell Chilson; daughters and sons-in-law, JoAnn and Joe Paladino of Horseheads, Charleen and Mark Stemerman of Big Flats, N.Y.; grandchildren, Andrew and Matthew Stemerman, Timothy and Anthony Paladino, Shawna Paladino Evans, Tammy Paladino; great-grandchildren, Joshua Paladino and Michael Evans; several nieces and nephews.  LeRoy was a member of the Painters Local No. 324 of Elmira, having been a past secretary and treasurer of the union.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, N.Y., on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. with funeral and committal services there Sunday at 8:30 p.m.  The Rev. Eddie Lomaster will officiated.  Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, West Church St., Elmira, N.Y. in LeRoy’s name.  –Towanda Daily Review.

COCHRAN - Olive Cochran Thomson, 76, of R.D. 4, Wyalusing, Standing Stone Township, Pa., died Friday evening, June 6, 2008. Born on March 10, 1932 in Williamsport, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Henry M. and Frances (Miller) Cochran. She graduated from Liberty High School, Bethlehem in 1950 and attended Penn State University and Whittenburg College, Whittenburg, Ohio. On Feb. 2, 1952, Olive married Robert S. Thomson, Jr. in Bethlehem. She and her husband owned and operated Tor Tamarack Dairy Farm, Standing Stone Township, which they purchased in 1955. They were later joined in partnership by their son, Keith. Mrs. Thomson was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Towanda and longtime member of the Towanda Area School Board, becoming the first woman president in 1971-72. She also was instrumental in establishing girls' athletics in the school district. She was a strong advocate for the Towanda Public Library; a member of the Wednesday Club; and former member of the Towanda Country Club. Olive loved reading, playing bridge, doing needlepoint, sewing, cooking, and canning, and she enjoyed attending sports events with her husband. She was the devoted wife of 50 years to her husband, who had died on March 8, 2002. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Henry M. Cochran, Jr. She will be lovingly remembered by her four sons, Robert S. III and his wife, Jo-Ellen of Hellertown, Pa., Keith M. and his wife, Traci of Wysox, R.D. 2, Pa., Clay C. and his wife, Andrea, of Newark, Del., and Nelson H. and his wife, Mary of Hillsborough, N.J.; twelve grandchildren, Amy, Robert IV, Sean, Chase, Nathan, Caroline, Jacqueline, Alexandra, Anita, Eric, Owen, and Emily; two great grandchildren, Hannah and Andrew; a brother, Nelson Cochran, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, a sister-in-law, Janie Cochran, of Williamsburg, Va., and brother-in-law, Parker Thomson of Coral Gables, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her, including her dog, Mongo. A memorial service with Requiem Eucharist will be held at noon on Friday, June 13, at Christ Episcopal Church, Main Street, Towanda with the Rev. Maureen Hipple, rector, officiating. Interment will be at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. The Thomson family will receive guests following interment at a reception in the social hall of the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848, in Olive C. Thomson's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. - Towanda Daily Review, 10 June 2008

COLE –LAURA COLE BENJAMIN, 81, widow of Clinton Lloyd Benjamin of Towanda, died Thursday, March 21, 2002, at Skilled Nursing Hospital, Towanda.  She was born June 6, 1920 in Elmira, N.Y., a daughter of the late Raymond and Delia Rice Cole.  Laura was employed by Binghamton State Hospital as an attendant for 18 years.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Lloyd Benjamin, on June 6, 1992.  She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Duane Allen of New Albany, and Betty and John R. Lewis of Monroeton; seven grandchildren, Laura (Jimmy) Edwards of Copperas Cove, Texas, Kathy (Rod) Beers of Rome, Sheri (Kurt) Weiss of Towanda, Steven (Angie) Smeck of Wysox, Daniel Allen of Dallas, Douglas (Debbie) Allen of Oneonta, N.Y., and Scott (Gwen) Schmeck of Sheshequin: 11 grandchildren; half-sister, Isabell Collins of Ithaca, N.Y.; and very special friends, Lydia Keeney and Sylvia Walker.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  There are no calling hours.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital or Memorial Hospice, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. in Laura Benjamin’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

GEORGE L. COLEMAN
 George Leslie Coleman, 86, formerly of Towanda, died Monday, February 3, 1992 at the Laporte United Methodist Home. Born November 7, 1905 in Towanda, PA, he was a son of the late George and Edith Hankson Coleman. He was employed by Penelec in Towanda for many years until his retirement in 1970.  He was an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Heddy and Arthur Korfmann of North Towanda; son and daughter-in-law, John C. and Lola Coleman of San Antonio, TX; five grandchildren; sisters, Molly Beardslee of East Troy, PA and Marian Obourn of Binghamton, NY; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Lydia Page, in 1977. Funeral services were held February 7 (1 pm) at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home in Towanda with the Rev. Darris Hauser officiating and interment to be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Towanda.  Towanda American Legion Post 42 was to accord full military honors. (TGR, Thursday, February 6, 1992)

CONKLIN –FLORA E. BURGESS, 96, widow of William H. Burgess of Towanda RR 5, Sheshequin Township, died Sunday May 14, 2000, at her home.  Born Jan. 14, 1904, in Binghamton, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Elmer E. and Etta McCutcheon Conklin.  Flora came to this area in 1917.  She attended the Fairview High School, Binghamton, and the Towanda High School.  For several years she was employed by several years she was employed by the Hartley Silk Mill.  On March 9, 1922, flora married William H. Burgess, who preceded her in death on April 6, 1988.  Flora’s main interests in life encompassed her home and family.  She will be remembered by her many friends for her graciousness and consideration of others.  She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, The Episcopal Church women, Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 Auxiliary and the Towanda Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.  Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law; Paul L. and Marjorie Burgess of Towanda RR 6; two daughters and sons-in-law; Doris B. and Raymond Lewis of Towanda RR 5 and Elaine and Richard Engisch of Standing Stone; four grandsons: Keith e. Burgess of Towanda RR 5, Bryce A. Burgess of Chandler, Ariz., Donald Burgess of Burlington and George Engisch of Ulster; two granddaughters; Carrie E. Borgia of Wyalusing and Deborah Engisch of Point Pleasant, Pa.; 11 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by two sons; Donald and Robert Burgess; a grandson, Stephen Burgess; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Edward Conklin and John Conklin, and two sisters, May Coe and Annetta Dennis.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, May 18, 2000, at 11 a.m. at the Christ Episcopal Church, 1 Main St., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Maureen Hipple, rector, officiating.  The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 p.m. .to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Christ Episcopal Church, 1 Main St., Towanda, Pa. or to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, PA in Mrs. Burgess’ memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

CONNOR LILA W. MARSHALL
Mrs. Lila W. of 6 Mix avenue died Thursday morning at the Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness. Her passing was totally unexpected and came as a great shock throughout this community in which she was held in high regard.  Mrs. Marshall was born at Forksville on Sept. 14, 1893, the daughter of Anson Connor, a native of Rummerfield, and Sarah Shaffer Conner, a native of Overton. She was the widow of Joseph Marshall.  As a young woman, she married John VanBarriger. They lived in Myersburg and had five children. Mr. VanBarriger died in 1924. Nine years later she married William Marshall of Bloomsburg and they had one daughter, Sara. Mr. Marshall died in 1946. For years, Mrs. Marshall resided at the 6 Mix Avenue address.  Surviving are: a son, John VanBarriger of Estella; five daughters, Mrs. Welles (Hope) Hitchcock of Rummerfield, Mrs. Fred (Lila) Gardner of Towanda, Mrs. Arnold (Arline) Moyer of Towanda, Mrs. Howard (Hulda) Kerrick of Towanda, Mrs. Kurt (Sara) Bogart of Spencer, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie McNamara of Towanda and Mrs. Fred (Thelma) Freemesser of Rochester, N.Y.; one brother, George Connor, of Towanda; many nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at the Miller Funeral Home, 23 Main Street, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Pastor Darris Hauser of the Independent Baptist Church here will officiate and burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

COOK –MRS. TERESA M. CAMP, 92, a former resident of Powell and Towanda, died at the Robert Packer Hospital on Monday afternoon.  She was born June 7, 1887, in Powell, the daughter of Joseph and Hattie Brotz Cook.  She was a widow of Clarence B. Camp.  In 1920, after residing in Powell, Mr. and Mrs. Camp moved to Albany, N.Y., where he was employed by the New York Central Railroad.  Upon his retirement in 1950 they returned to Powell.  After his death on Oct. 2, 1957, Mrs. Camp moved to Towanda to make her home.  For the past several years, she was a guest at the Bradford County Manor.  Mrs. Camp was a retired licensed practical nurse.  She was a member of the Towanda First Presbyterian Church.  Surviving are a son, Joseph Camp of Albany, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews.  A grandson, the rev. James S. Camp, predeceased her in 1975.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Maryott Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth J. Lynde officiating.  Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the Maryott Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 7 to 9.  The family request that memorials be directed to the Towanda Presbyterian Church. –Towanda Daily Review. (Died in March of 1980)

AARON P. COOLBAUGH:  Aaron P. Coolbaugh, 2 month old son of F. Richard and Sue Chamberlain Coolbaugh of 600 Third Street, Towanda, died Wednesday, October 25, 1972 at Robert Packer Hospital,Sayre following a short illness. The infant was born August 12 at Robert Packer Hospital.  Surviving are a brother Thomas John III; Maternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs. Maurice Chamberlain of Towanda; Maternal great grandmother, Mrs. Maude Whittaker of Covington; Paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Coolbaugh of Towanda and Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Shores of Towanda.  Committal service was held Thursday at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. Rev. Harry T. Farr, pastor of the Towanda Presbyterian Church officiated.

COOLBAUGH - Fred J. Coolbaugh, 91, of North Towanda, Pa., diedTuesday morning, March 17, 2009, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Fred was born May 23, 1917, in Wysox Twp., Pa. He was the son of the late Thomas and Ruth MOORE Coolbaugh. He was a graduate of Towanda High School. Fred was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.  Fred was employed by Bechtel Corporation of San Francisco as a land manager for many years, retiring in 1982.  On Oct. 11, 1941, Fred married the former Marjorie SHORES at the First Presbyterian Church in Towanda, Pa., who preceded him in death on April 10, 2008.  Surviving are: son and daughter-in-law David and Marilyn Coolbaugh of Towanda; daughter-in-law Sue Beck of York, Pa.; grandchildren David Scott Coolbaugh of Towanda, Tamara Patterson and her husband Tim of Towanda, and Tom and Janelle Coolbaugh, both of York, Pa., and Jason Coolbaugh of York, Pa.; great-grandchildren Anika Coolbaugh, Taylor and Zack Coolbaugh and Alison and Alaina Wickwire; brother Jim Coolbaugh of Millersville, Md.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his son, Richard Coolbaugh, on Aug. 2, 1991.  There are no services and no calling hours. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 in Fred J. Coolbaugh's memory.  RHW. 3 March 2009 Towanda Daily Review.

VINE CRANDALL II, 86, of Sayre RR 2 died Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999, of Parkinson’s disease at the Tioga Nursing Facility.  Born Sept. 18, 1912, in Athens, he was the son of Harry K. and Helen Heggie Crandall.  He was a graduate of Athens High School and the Valley Forge Military Academy, and received a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in 1935, followed by a master’s in forestry in 1936.  On Sept. 5, 1940, he married Louise McCraney of Towanda, who died on October 4, 1997.  He retired as a lieutenant colonel after 28 years in the active U.S. Army Reserve. During World War II, he served with the 606th Tank Destroyer Battalion in the Pacific theater.  A founder of Croft Lumber Company in Sayre, he was a breeder of Aberdeen Angus cattle, a teacher for four years in the Sayre School District and a consultant for the Koppers Corp., Masonite Corp. and Northern Central Bank.  He was a director of the Athens National Bank, (now Northern Central Bank) for some 555 years and a trustee of Robert Packer Hospital for more than 40 years.  An Eagle Scout, he was a former president of the General Sullivan Council, Boy Scouts of America, and a recipient of the Silver Beaver award.  He was a Mason, a member of the Sayre Elks Lodge No. 1148, the American Legion, the Retired Officers Association and the South Mountain Hunting Club.  He was instrumental in the formation of the Bradford County Civil Defense organization, as well as the Bradford County Auxiliary Police.  He is survived by his sons, Vine Crandall III of Burlington, Vt., and Frank Patterson Crandall of Hanlon Hill, Sayre; his brothers, Harry Crandall of Sayre, Robert Crandall of Altadena, Calif., and Richard Crandall of Boulder, Col.; his grandchildren, John Patterson Crandall, Amanda Kinney Crandall and Christopher Vine Crandall, all at home; and his devoted caregiver, Linda Loveless.  Family and friends may call Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Graveside services will be held at the McCraney’s family plot in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa., on Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Walter Swetnam, pastor of the Athens Presbyterian Church, officiating.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

CRAYTON   Mrs. F. C. LA MONT OF TOWANDA DIES.  Suffered Stroke Two Weeks Ago; Husband died December 18th.

CRAYTON   Mrs. F. C. La Mont, widow of F. C. La Mont, who died December 18, last, died at her home on North Main street Tuesday noon following a stroke of apoplexy suffered two weeks ago.  She had been confined to her home from some time with a complication of diseases and the recent death of her husband was a great shock to her.  She bore her suffering with Christian fortitude however, and never complained.  She was a great home lover and enjoyed nothing more than being there.  Mrs. La Mont was born at West Franklin July 29, 1859, a daughter of John and Rachel (BURROUGHS) Crayton.  She married Mr. La Mont December 31, 1885.  For years she has been an active member of the Presbyterian Church and the W. C. T. U.  Surviving are one daughter, Anna Belle, at home and one sister, Mrs. Carrie Lindley.  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon Jan 31, at 2:30.  Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery. Towanda Daily Review, Jan. 29, 1930.  Submitted by Reva Wagner.  Mrs. La Mont's name was Augusta and her husband's name was Fred.

 

CRONSHEY M. PHYLLIS CRONSHEY SETSER, 75 of Waverly formerly of Towanda and March 26, 1993 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  She was born in Towanda on August 10, 19717 the daughter of Reuben and Amanda Barnes Cronshey.  Mrs. Setser was a 1938 graduate of Towanda High School and was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Towanda.  She is survived by three nieces; Mrs. W.F. (Judy) Coole, Mansfield, Mrs. Allen (Susan) Stull, Canton and Dr. Kathryn McCoy, West Kingston, R.I.; seven great-nieces and great-nephews.  Funeral and committal services were held from the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda March 29 with the Rev. Rudolph Van Der Hiel, pastor of St. James Episcopal Church, Mansfield officiating.  Memorials may be directed to the Tioga Nursing Facility Adult Day Care Center, 37 N. Chemung St., Waverly, NY.  –Canton Independent Sentinel (Buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda)

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