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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. 

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MYRTLE DARROW KILMER
 Myrtle Darrow Kilmer, 94, widow of G. Harold Kilmer, of Athens and a former resident of Ellis Hill, died January 5, 1990 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born January 25, 1895 at Fairview, Burlington Township, she was the oldest child of Lloyd and Martha Ward Darrow. She taught in area schools for over 30 years and was very active in social, community and church affairs. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Betty Kilmer Gerald of Towanda RD 2; her foster daughter, Mrs. Waltraud "Wally" Miller of Towanda; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Henry Darrow of Waverly; sister, Elizabeth Lucas of Troy; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held January 8 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. Larry Lutz officiating and interment to be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. The family suggests memorials be directed to the French Azilum United Methodist Church in Mrs. Kilmer's memory.   (TGR, Thursday, January 11, 1990)

DAYTON  George V. Dayton Jr., 86, of Towanda, RR 2, Towanda Township, died Sunday, Dec, 31, 2000, at the Highlands in LaPorte, PA.  Born May 1, 1914, in Sayre, he was the son of the late George V and Alice LANG Dayton Sr..  George was a graduate of Stony Brook High School, Long Island, NY, class of 1932.  He attended Penn State University and on early years was employed by the Westinghouse Corp., in NY City.  On June 14, 1940, he married the former Maxine HAAS in New York City.  Mr. and Mrs. Dayton moved to Towanda to make their home.  George served as co-manager of the Fox Chase Farm in Towanda for many years until his retirement in 1970.  He formerly served as a member of the Towanda Area School Board.  He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191 in Towanda, Towanda Lions Club, Quarry Glen Club and South Mountain Hunting Club, George was an avid reader.  Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Maxine H. DAYTON; a daughter, Lisa L. DAYTON of Ithaca, NY; a brother and sister-in-law; L. Lang and Esther DAYTON of Towanda; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased in death by a son, Donald K. DAYTON, on July 13, 1974, and by a brother, Donald K. DAYTON who died while serving with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.  A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Maureen HIPPLE, rector of Christ Episcopal Church officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service Wednesday morning at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main Street, Towanda, PA 18848, or to Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa 18848 in Mr. Dayton's memory.

DAYTON - L. Lang Dayton, 92, of 10 Mix Ave., Towanda, Pa., diedThursday evening, Feb. 26, 2009 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa.  Lang was born March 4, 1916 in Towanda, Pa., the son of George V. Dayton Sr. and Alice Lang Dayton. He graduated from Towanda High School class of 1934 where he captained the football and basketball teams, and set a high jump record that held for 27 years. Lang graduated from the University of Virginia in 1938 where he captained the track team and ran the record-breaking shuttle relay team in the 1938 Penn Relays.  At the University, he was a member of Chi Phi Fraternity, the Raven Society and Beta Gamma Honor Society.  In 1938, after graduation, he joined the family businesses, Dayton Milling Company and Fox Chase Farms in Towanda until retiring in 1980. During these years he served on the Board of Directors of the First National Bank of Towanda and on the Towanda Borough Council. An Eagle Scout as a youth, he later was honored with the Silver Beaver Award for his service to the General Sullivan Council of the Boy Scouts. Lang was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Towanda, the Towanda Country Club, the Quarry Glen Club and the South Mountain Hunting Club. He resided in Naples, Florida for almost twenty years where he was a member of the Country Club of Naples and the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. He also served as a volunteer for the Conservancy of Naples.  Lang was married to Jean MacLaren for 47 years until her death in 1986. In 1987 he married his present wife Esther VanDerlyke Dayton who survives him. Survivors also include his son, Dr. Lang M. Dayton of Redding, Calif., and a daughter, Dr. Nancy E. Dayton of Germantown, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Jeff Dayton, Todd Dayton, Dr. Mark Herron and Deborah Malone; and five great-grandchildren, Ellie Herron, Vivian Herron, Andrew Malone, Margaret Malone and Simone Dayton; two step-sons Wayne (Sandra) VanDerlyke and David (Melba) VanDerlyke; step-grandsons Dr. David S. VanDerlyke, Peter VanDerlyke, Nicholas VanDerlyke and D. Reed VanDerlyke; five step-great-grandchildren; nieces Lisa Dayton and Laurie MacLaren Ludwig, and nephew Jamie MacLaren.  He was predeceased by his parents, brothers George V. Dayton, Jr. and Donald (Kyke) Dayton, nephew Donald Dayton and sister-in-law Maxine Dayton.  A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Michael Hughes, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Towanda, Pa. officiating.  The family will receive friends Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St. Towanda, PA or to the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, PA 18848 in L. Lang Dayton¹s memory.  RHW.  Sayre Morning Times  28 Feb. 2009

DENNIS - Paul R. Dennis, 72, formerly of the Colonial Towers, Towanda, Pa., died Monday afternoon, Oct. 12, 2009, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Jeff Myers, in Wyalusing Twp., Pa., following declining health.  Paul was born in Towanda, Pa., on June 2, 1937, the son of the late Lawrance Dennis and Annetta MCCUTHEON Dennis. He attended the Towanda area schools and later served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1958. Paul was employed by Towanda Wholesale from 1962 to 1972 and by Conrail from 1972 to 1995. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Paul was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda, American Legion Post No. 42, Towanda, and the Towanda Gun Club. Paul will be remembered as an avid New York Yankee's and New York Giants Fan, and he enjoyed playing pool with his friends.  He is survived by: his children, Tammy Myers and her husband Jeff Myers of Wyalusing RR 4, Pa., Wendy Goodwin and her husband James Goodwin of Wyalusing, Pa., Rebecca Cassellbury and her husband William Cassellbury of Towanda RR 5, Pa., and Jeff Dennis and his fiancé Erin Dombrosky of Summit Hill, Pa.; six grandchildren, Amanda Fluck and her husband Matthew Fluck, Nicki Sharts and her fiancé Donnie Johnson, Kristen Cassellbury and her friend Ronald Chesla, Kevin Belcher, Hope Belcher, and Samantha Goodwin; three great grandchildren, Jenna Johnson, Addison Fluck and Buddy Johnson; sister-in-law Janice Dennis of Macedonia, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a good friend, Esther Karpautz of Towanda, Pa.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Dennis, in April of 1974, and by his brother, Lawrence I. Dennis in 2002.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at the North Towanda United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jean Montgomery, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church Thursday afternoon.
The family requests that memorial contributions may be directed to the North Towanda United Methodist Church, c/o Jake Guffey, RR 1 Box 297, Towanda, PA 18848, in Paul's memory.   The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting Paul's family with service arrangements. 14 October 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

DeWITT - The funeral service for D.C. DeWitt will be held Thursday. afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at his home on State Street.  Interment will be in Oak Hill cemetery.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review12 Jan 1918

DeWitt   Funeral services for Dewitt C. DeWitt of State street Towanda, prominent count Democrat and attonery in this town since 1874 were held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home on State street.  The Pastor J.D. Herrick of the Universalist church officiated at the funeral service.  Interment was mad in Oak Hill cemetery.  Pall Bearers at the funeral were : W.S. Laffert of Camptown, former County Commisioner John H. Murry of Waverly, John H Scouten of Dushore, C.M. Bender, Carl Shiner and Albert McCranney all of Towanda.  The following out of town people attended the funeral: Jerome and M.A. Dewitt, both of Binghamton, Mr. and Mrs Lafferty of Camptown, Herbert Landon of Camptown, Josephine Swartz of Dushore.  Memebers of the Bradford County Bar Association Which Mr. DeWitt was for many years a member also attended the funeral.  At an official meeting resolutions of symathy were passed on by members of the association and will be presented to Mrs. DeWitt.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review Jan. 18, 1918.

DeWOLF Leota G. - Leota G. DeWolf Carl, 67, widow of Craig Brown Carl of RR 3 Towanda, (Towanda Twp.) Pa., died
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Born Sept. 23, 1942 in Towanda, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Giles Lyman DeWolf and Rowena Ethel Ainsworth Dewolf. In early years, Leota was employed by the Maple Lodge in North Towanda and the Villa Sena in Towanda. She also provided child care for area families for a number of years. Leota enjoyed spending time with her family, photography and drawing. Surviving are: her daughter, Lora Thetga of Towanda RR 3; grandson, Jason Thetga and his companion, April Vanderpool of Towanda; great-grandchildren, Metallica, Axle, Kopper and Jason Thetga; two brothers, Roger DeWolf and wife Artis of New Albany, Pa., Ronald DeWolf and his wife Sylvia of Rummerfield, Pa.; nieces, Dorena Rineer and her husband Jon, Holly Moon and her husband Randy, Yvonne DeWolf Rhonda Kimball and her husband Larry; nephew, David DeWolf and his wife Pam; and her faithful canine companions, Sugar and Heidi. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Craig Brown Carl on April 11, 2010 and by a nephew, Ronald Allyn DeWolf. The funeral and committal service will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Paul Benjamin officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa. - Towanda Daily Review, July 9, 2010

DILTZ - William L. Diltz, 81, of 2831 Orchard Ave., Montoursville, died Tuesday, June 26, 2007 in The Gatehouse.  Born April 10, 1926 in Sayre, Bill was the only child of Lyle and Sarah Smith Diltz. Bill was a graduate of Towanda High School and the Williamsport Technical Institute. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving with the 75th Division where he was a lifetime member. He was wounded three times in the Battle of the Bulge, earning a Bronze Star for valor. Bill had been employed by Stroehmann's Bakery and was a self-employed air conditioning and refrigeration specialist. He was a member of St. John's-Newberry United Methodist Church. He and his wife, the former Thelma "Pat" Patterson, would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 10. Surviving besides his wife, are two daughters, Lynne (Frank) Girardi of Williamsport and Sally Kuhns of Montoursville. He was much loved by his five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's-Newberry United Methodist Church, 2101 Newberry St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Kraig L. Faust officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. Memorials may be given to his church or The Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, Pa., 17701. Arrangements are by Sanders Mortuary.  Published in the Daily Review on 6/27/2007.

DIMMOCK - William L. Dimmock, well known resident of our town died at the Plat Hotel Saturday morning, where he had been living for some time.  Death was due to Bright's desease.  Mr. Dimmock was born in Towanda Township 82 years ago and has always resided here in Towanda.  He was a carpenter by trade for many years and was employed by the LVRR and was well known all along the road as one of its best and most faithful workers.  He married Miss Mary Ennis of Liberty Corners, who died four years ago.  There were no children.  The funeral service will be held this afternoon from the undertaker____of Smith and Mc____ at 2 o'clock. ____will be in charge of Union Lodge.  The burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery.  RHW.  The Towanda Daily Review 28, Jan 1918.

DIXON –MABEL L. ‘DIXIE’ UNDERWOOD, 78 of 101 Spruce St., Towanda died Thursday morning Oct. 23, 1997 at the Dar-Way Nursing Home in Elkland Twp., Pa.  Born June 4, 1919 in Towanda, Pa. she was a daughter of the late James and Clara Fox Dixon.  Dixie was a graduate of Towanda High School, class of 19337 and the Robert Packer School of Nursing in Sayre, Pa.  She was a veteran of World War II having served in the Army Air Corps in New Guinea.  Following WW II, she was employed by the Veteran’s Administration Hospital located near Little Rock, Ark. In the late 1950’s Dixie was employed by Southwester Life Insurance Co. in Dallas, Texas.  In 1960 she entered the employ of the Army-Air Force Exchange Service until her retirement in 1974.  On Dec. 23, 1960 she married William E. Underwood in Dallas, Texas.  In 1985 Mr. and Mrs. Underwood came to the Towanda area to make their home.  Dixie was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda and Towanda American Legion Post No. 42.  Surviving are her husband, William E. Underwood Jr. at home; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Eva and Donald Dorsett of Williamsport, Pa., Ruth and Francis Boyle of Milan, Pa.; a brother, William Dixon of Granville Summit, Pa.; a step-grandson and his wife, William E. and Maxine Underwood IV of N. Richland Hills, Texas; two step-great-grandsons.  She was preceded in death by four brothers, Freeman, David, James and Charles Dixon; a sister, Helen Barnes.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Oct. 27, 1997 at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Towanda with the Rev. Ronald Hughes as celebrant.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa.  There are no calling hours.  The family requests that memorials may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. or to Dar-Way Nursing Home, RR 2, Forksville, Pa. in Mrs. Underwood’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review (Buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda

JAMES G. DONOVAN, 58, of Macedonia, Towanda RR 2, formerly of 3 Mulberry St., Towanda, died Friday morning, Feb. 7, 1997, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born March 14, 1938, in Terry Township, Pa., he was a son of the late Charles C. and Mildred J. Fenton Donovan.  James attended Towanda High School and in early years was employed by the Meredith Bottling Works in Towanda and by Masonite Corp. in Wysox for 16 years.  He was formerly employed by the Valley Cities Gas Co. for 18 years and for the past six months was employed by Williams Oil co. in Towanda.  On May 9, 1958, he married the former Janet Dailey in Waverly, N.Y.  He possessed great love for his family and enjoyed helping others and working around his home.  Surviving are his wife, Janet Daily Donovan at home; his children; Suzzanne and Vernon Carr of Rome; James and Yvonne Donovan of Herrickville, Joseph Donovan and Cindy Dean of Myersburg, Jon Donovan and Tammy Lewis of Burlington, Mathew Donovan of Macedonia; three grandchildren, Jennifer Carr; Nathan Carr and Sarah Ann Donovan; two brothers, Donald E. Donovan of Sayre, Raymond L. Donovan of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda; a brother and sister-in-law, Stephen L. and Sherry Donovan of Monroeton; four sisters, Eleanor L. Chilson of Towanda, Irene E. Donovan of Waverly, N.Y., Betty M. McNeal of Athens, Mary Jane Wells of Wilmot; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; a special friend of the family, Mark Schultz of Towanda.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward A. Donovan on Feb. 2, 1993 and Sgt. Robert C. Donovan on Aug. 20, 1960.  A celebration of life of James G. Donovan will be held Sunday, Feb. 8, 1997, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Pastor Michele Somerville of the North Towanda United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in Oak Hill cemetery, Towanda, Pa.  The family will receive friends, Saturday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to Wysox Volunteer E.M.S., Box 302, Wysox, Pa. in Mr. Donovan’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

STEPHEN L. DONOVAN SR., 62, of Monroeton, Pa., died early Tuesday morning, June 18, 2002, at his home following a period of declining health.  Both Sept. 27, 1939 in Sayre, Pa., he was a son of the late Charles C. and Mildred J. Fenton Donovan.  Stephen was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1958 and later serve in the U.S. Army.  He was employed by the Commonwealth Telephone Company for 35 years, until his retirement in 2001, Stephen was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda, Beirne-Webster V.F.W. Post No. 1568, Towanda Gun Club, and the Bradford County Pool League.  He was a life member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and the Monroeton Rod and Gun Club, Stephen was an avid native trout fisherman.  Surviving are his wife, Sherry Bailey Donovan at home; four children, Stephen L. and his wife Stephanie Donovan Jr., of Powell; Janise S. and her husband, William Benjamin of Monroeton; Patrick A. Donovan of Monroeton; Christopher J. and his wife Amy Donovan of Towanda; three grandchildren; Anthony M., Shelby L. and Timothy M. Donovan; four sisters, Eleanor Chilson of Colonial Towers, N. Towanda; Mary Jane Welles of Wyalusing; Irene Donovan of Waverly, N.Y.; Betty McNeal of Athens, Pa.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Stephen was preceded in death by his first wife, Bonnie Louise Howard Donovan on April 18, 1982; brothers, Robert C. Donovan on Aug. 20, 1960, Donald E. Donovan on Jan. 24, 1999, Edward A. Donovan on Feb. 2, 1993; James G. Donovan on Feb. 7, 1997; Raymond L. Donovan on Feb. 18, 1997.  The funeral service will be held Friday, June 21, 2002 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating.  Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home.  Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191 will hold a memorial service Thursday evening at 6:45 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggest that memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, Pa. in Mr. Donovan’s Memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

DRISLANE, WALTER F.,   Walter Francis Drislane, 67, of Towanda died January 29, 1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre following an extended illness.  Born August 22, 1919 in Towanda, he was the son of the late William and Olive Hatch Drislane.  Among his survivors are his wife, Ruth Bennett Drislane; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Joann) Campbell of Towanda RD 3, Robert Campbell, Monroeton, RD 1 and Lynn Keltz Jr. of Troy.  Funeral services were held January 31 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with Rev. Thomas J. Sokolowski officiating and interment to be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  (TGR Feb. 5, 1987)

DUNBAR -ROSE W. VANBUREN, 51, of Alba, PA, died Sunday, September 8, 1991 at her home. Born September 17, 1939 in Troy, a daughter of the late George and Martha Fuller Dunbar.  She is survived by a daughter, Martha Jane "Mattie" VanBuren, Alba; a son, Gerald Lee VanBuren Jr., Elmira; a grandson, Joshua VanBuren; a sister, Flora Snook, Lima, OH; three brothers, Harry Dunbar, New Albany, Earl and James Dunbar, both of Berwick, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Lee VanBuren, on Jan. 26, 1986.  Private funeral services were to be held at the convenience of the family.   Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. –Canton Independent Sentinel.  (Buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, PA)

CLYDE N. ELDRED, 75, formerly of 105 Kingsbury Ave., Towanda, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born May 7, 1922, in LaQuin, Pa., he was a son of the late William and Minne Allen Eldred.  Clyde enjoyed working outdoors and wood working.  Surviving are a brother, Robert H. Eldred of Towanda; his twin brother, Claude Eldred of Plymouth, Pa.; nephews Robert Eldred of Towanda and William Eldred; a niece, Sandra Curry of New Albany; a great-nephew, Kevin Curry of Towanda; a great-niece, Curry of Towanda; great-great-nieces Danielle Curry and Kylene Reeves of Towanda; and his “special Family,” the staff of the Skilled Nursing Unit at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  He was preceded in death infant sister and a brother, Paul Eldred.  The funeral service will be Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1997, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral on Tuesday afternoon at the funeral home.  –Towanda Memorial Hospital.

 

ELDRED Frances Eldred Hartman

90, of Emeritus, of Painted Post, N.Y., and formerly of Sayre, Pa., died on Wednesday, October 24, at Absolut Care of Three Rivers.  Fran was a hairdresser in Sayre for nearly fifty years.  She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Kent, of Bath, N.Y.   Private funeral services were held at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue Waverly, N.Y. Internment was in Oak Wood Cemetery, Towanda, Pa.  In lieu of flowers it was Fran’s’ wish that donations be directed to the Sayre Ambulance Corp.   (Born: Sat Sep 9, 1922  Died: Wed Oct 24, 2012)

 

ROBERT H. BOB ELDRED, 85, of 103 Packer Ave., Towanda, died Sunday morning, Feb. 27, 2005, at Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township.  Born March 5, 1919, in Laquin, he was the son of the late William and Minnie Allen Eldred.  Bob moved to the “Toy Town” area of Towanda in 1927, where he resided in his great-grandparents’ home for the remaining years of his life.  On July 1, 1939, Bob married the former Adela Mary Babcock in the Wyalusing Methodist Church.  He later served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1944 until 1946 as a sergeant in the heavy artillery.  In earlier years he was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda and briefly by E.I. DuPont in Towanda.  He was subsequently employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for over 32 years until his retirement.  Bob was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, since 1952 and was a member of American Legion Post No. 42, Towanda.  Bob will be remembered for his outgoing personality; humorous nature and generous spirit.  His life encompassed his home, family, beloved Toy Town neighborhood and many good friends.  Surviving are his son, Robert “Robin” F. Eldred and his wife, Vida Eldred of Towanda; daughter, Sandra K. Curry and her fiance, Douglas Heavlow, of Towanda; granddaughter, Karen S. Curry of Towanda; grandson, Kevin S. Curry of Towanda; great-grandchildren, Danielle L. Curry, Kylene K. Reeves, Cody R. Curry and Talon S. Curry; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Perry and Grace Babcock of Pompton Lakes, N.J.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Adela Babcock Eldred, on Dec. 26, 1991; his father; William Eldred, in 1946; his mother, Minnie Allen Eldred in 1983; his brothers, Francis, in April of 1958, Clyde, in November of 1997, and Claude, in January of 1998; and an infant sister, Ruth.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Maureen Hipple, rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, officiating.  Interment will be in the Oak Hill cemetery, Towanda.  The family will receive friends from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home.  The family suggests the memorial contributions may be directed to Christ Episcopal Church, 1 Main St., Towanda, PA or to Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital drive, Towanda, Pa. in Robert H. Eldred’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ELLIS –ALBERTA LETHA ELLIS JOHNSON, 77, widow of Russell A. Johnson of Towanda RR2, Towanda Township, died Sunday morning, March 13, 2005; at her home.  Born July 14, 1927, in Towanda Township, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Lena Kilmer Ellis.  Alberta attended school in Liberty Corners.  She possessed great love for her family, especially her grandchildren and enjoyed working outdoors in her garden and among her flowers.  Alberta looked forward to having coffee with her son, Roy, each morning.  Surviving are her children, Clinton James Johnson and Raymond LaVerne Johnson, both of Gillett, Bessie Jane Johnson of Towanda, and Roy Lee Johnson and his wife, Kathaleen Johnson of Towanda; two grandchildren, Russell Edward Johnson and Kerin Marie Johnson; her brother and sister-in-law; Elwood and Clara Ellis of Liberty Corners; her sister-in-law, Cleone Ellis of Towanda RR 2; several nieces, nephews and cousin; her dear friend, Joan Teeter of several nieces, nephews and cousin; her dear friend, Joan Teeter of Troy RR3; and her special little friend, D.J. Knolles of Towanda.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell A. Johnson, on Oct. 25, 1980; two brothers, Byron and Philip Ellis; and a sister, Irene Kershner.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Thomas Geiger pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda officiating.  Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ELLIS - CHRISTINE E. OVERPECK
 Christine E. Overpeck, 73, of North Towanda died Sunday, May 19, 1991 at her home following a heart attack. Born August 27, 1917 in Franklindale, she was a daughter of Bradford and Lena Minard Ellis. Mrs. Overpeck was employed by the W. T. Grant Store in Towanda for several years and later owned her own business, The Sewing Box, for many years. Among her survivors are sons, Charles of Phelps, NY, Lorin John of Troy and Warren of Towanda RD 4; daughters, Mrs. Norman (Jean) Andrus of Sayre and Mrs. Dale (Lorraine) Vester of East Towanda; 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda on May 22 with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating and interment to be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. Memorials may be directed to the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, 912 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Mrs. Overpeck's memory. (TGR, Thursday, May 23, 1991)

ENNIS - Howard E. Ennis, 92, of 917 South Main Street, Towanda, Pa., died Tuesday morning, Nov. 11, 2008, at his home a day prior to his 93rd birthday.  Howard was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. on Nov. 12, 1915. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Company D. 720th Military Police Battalion in New Guinea, South Philippines, Luzon. Following completion of his military service, Howard was employed by the W.T. Grant Store and E.I. DuPont in Towanda. He was later employed by Penelec in Towanda for 20 years until his retirement in 1978. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Towanda.  Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and Skiff-Bower VFW Post No. 1536 in Sayre, Pa.  He is survived by: his wife of 69 years, Genevieve Crayton Ennis, at home; sister-in-law, Sylvia MacDonald of Towanda; niece, Jeanne Streby and her husband Paul; great nieces, Jenny Sessoms and her husband John, Paula Lamphere, Nicole Lamberson; several great nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by: his mother, Lillian Butts; brother, William Butts; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Roy and Bertha Crayton and David and Jenny Crayton; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Anna and Raymond Champion; brother-in-law, Leon MacDonald and nephew, David MacDonald.  The funeral and committal service will be held Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008 at 1 p.m. 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.  Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home Thursday afternoon. Interment will be private in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Thursday afternoon at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the First United Methodist Church, 105 Main St., Towanda, Pa. 18848, in Howard's memory.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review.

 

ESTELLE Flossie Fairchild Troutwine

85, of 211 Oak Ridge Drive, Towanda, Pa., died Friday evening, Dec. 13, 2013, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Flossie "Smoki" was born in Towanda, Pa., on June 25, 1928, the daughter of Foster R. and Anna Naugle Estelle. In early years, Flossie was employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda and by the Towanda Motel. On Sept. 17, 1974, she married John F. "Jack" Troutwine in Alexandria, Va. Flossie was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and served as a volunteer at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Surviving are: her husband of 39 years, John F. "Jack" Troutwine, at home, children: Thomas Fairchild Jr. of Towanda, Timothy Fairchild and wife Debra of Wysox, Terry Fairchild and wife Danise of Wyalusing, Sally Fairchild-Vaughn of Towanda, Michael Fairchild and Jeanine of Dover, Donald Fairchild and wife Eileen of Southport, N.Y., Denise Fairchild-Lambert and husband Leo of Dushore; 18 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, step-children: Thomas Troutwine of Deltona, Fla., Jacqueline Candler of Deltona, Fla.; two step-grandchildren; brothers, Royce Estelle and wife Jan of Coleville, Wa., David L. Estelle and wife Cindy of Monroeton; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Sandy Brandt officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Chapter of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, 10 Park St., Towanda, PA 18848, in Flossie's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – December 15, 2013

 

NEIL ESTELLE, 80, of Wyalusing died Jan. 8, 1988m at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  He was born Jan. 1, 1908, in New Albany, a son of Samuel and Mae Foster Estelle.  He attended school in New Albany and graduated from New Albany High School.  He was a veteran of World War II and was stationed at Fort Belvoir, VA while in the U.S. Army.  A self-employed electrician for many years, he began his career working with Morse & Furman, electricians, from whom he purchased his business in 1952.  He retired in 1970.  He was a member of the Towanda Gun Club, The Towanda Order of Elks, and Wyalusing American Legion Post 534.  He was also a dedicated member of the Wyalusing Fire Department.  Surviving are his wife, the former Lois Hecker, to whom he was married 45 years; two daughters, Barbara Waters of Virginia Beach, VA; and Linda Berdey of Monroeton; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Two brothers Leland and Foster predeceased him.  Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 14, at Kerr Funeral Home, Wyalusing, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Stephen Starzer officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  Memorials may be directed to the Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department or the Wyalusing Ambulance Association.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FAIRCHILD George Musselman "Joe" Fairchild
92, of Boynton, Fla., and Monroeton, Pa., died
Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.Joe was born on March 1, 1918 in West Franklin, Pa., the son of Lee and Edith Musselman Fairchild. He grew up on the family farm in West Franklin, attended the Franklindale School and graduated from Towanda High School with the Class of 1936. Joe married Helen Smith on June 2, 1939 and in 1940 they moved into Towanda. Joe was employed first by Sylvania and then Patterson Screen Company, which became DuPont, where he was employed for 41 years. After the death of Helen, Joe married Shirley Beard on Nov. 19, 1983. During the 1970s thru 1984, Joe raised shorthorn cattle on his farm in West Franklin, Pa. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Shorthorn Association and served a term as its president. He enjoyed exhibiting his cattle at the Troy Fair and the New York State Fair in Syracuse.  Joe also enjoyed traveling, especially bird hunting in South Dakota. Joe was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Towanda, Pa., and Boynton Beach, Fla. In Towanda he served as an elder, Sunday School superintendent and treasurer. He was a former moderator for the Lackawanna Presbytery and a trustee for the Presbyterian Homes of Pennsylvania. Joe was a 75 year member of the I.O.O.F.  Joe had been a member of the Industrial Management Club, (IMC), of Towanda for many years and served a term as president. In retirement, Joe and Shirley taught many 55 Alive Classes. For many years, Joe organized the reunions for the Class of 1936.  Joe was predeceased by his parents, brothers, Lee and wife Janet, Francis "Dutch", Clay and Paul, sister, Ruth Raynor, and husband, Howard and wives Helen and Shirley. He is survived by his children and their spouses, G. Arthur and Rita Fairchild, of Newburg, Pa. and Kay and Raymond Hamlin of Ogunquit, Maine, and step-children and their spouses, Chris and Sheryl Beard Robbins of Pittsfield, Mass., Alan Beard of Walpole, Mass., Joe and Mary Beard Kuniski of Coppell, Texas, and step-daughter-in-law, Linda Beard Corwin. Joe is also survived by 11 grandchildren and their spouses. They are Stephen Fairchild, Sharon Yost, Sheryl Tigchelaar, Kimberly Hamlin, Heather-Beard-Kersey, Jeffrey Beard, Jay Robbins, Todd Robbins, Shawn Robbins, Andrew Beard and Patrick Beard-Corwin. Joe has six great-grandchildren and they are Sarah-Lynn and Tyler Fairchild, Madison and Noah Yost and Emily and Jonathan Tigchelaar. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Louise Fairchild, Thelma Fairchild Parks, and Mary Fairchild and many nieces and nephews.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010 at the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, Pa. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa., and one hour prior to funeral service at the church Saturday morning.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, PA 18848 or to the First Presbyterian Church, 235 S.W. Sixth Ave., Boynton Beach, FL 33425, in Joe's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, September 19, 2010

FAIRCHILD - Helen Fairchild Feisler, widow of Clarence E. Feisler, of 8 Third Street, Towanda, diedearly Tuesday morning Feb. 14, 1995, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born in Towanda, Pa, she was a daughter of the late A.C. and Ida WALTER Fairchild.  Helen was a graduate of Towanda High School and of the Grace Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Detroit, Mich.  Following graduation from nursing school, she began her career with Grace Memorial Hospital and later served as an industrial nurse with Vickers in Detroit.  Upon returning to Towanda, Helen continued her nursing career with Memorial Hospital in Towanda and with the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington for many years. Mrs. Feisler was dedicated to her nursing profession and was highly regarded by her many friends of all ages as "Aunt Helen" who will  remember her for her warm and gracious personality.  She will be greatly missed.  Mrs. Feisler was a long time member of the Towanda First United Methodist Church and enjoyed being a member of various community card clubs.  She was fond of animals and was talented in needle work.  Surviving are: a stepdaughter,  Elizabeth Paulinko of Ormond Beach, Fl: a stepson, Jack Feisler of Paoli, PA; several step-grandchildren; nieces: Mrs. Ruth Raynor of Stamford, NY, Mrs. Paul (Maxine) Harden of Ormond Beach, FL, Mrs John (Sue) Roemmelt of Elmira, NY, Mrs. Gertrude Bartholomew of Elmira, NY, Mrs Claude (Anne) Van Ness of Landing Creek Road, Towanda RR 5, Mrs. Rita Fairchild of Towanda, Mrs. Llewelyn (Genevieve) Parsons of Binghamton, NY, Mrs. Irene Watson of Towanda Township, Mrs. Helen Parker of Penn Yan, NY; nephews; Thomas J. Fairchild of New Hampshire, George M. Fairchild of Canton, PA, Howard Watson of Rome RD, Donald Bartholomew of Port Jarvis, NY; numerous great nieces, great nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence E. Feisler, four brothers: Arthur C. Meyer, Lee P and Thomas Fairchild.  The funeral and committal service will be held Saturday Feb. 18, 1995, at 3 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda, PA, with Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the Towanda First Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, PA  The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family will provide their own flowers and requests that memorials may be directed to Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848, or to the charity or organization of one's choice in Mrs. Feisler's memory.  15 Feb 1995, Towanda Daily Review.

 

FENNER Lucy Fenner Reider

89, of Towanda, Pa., died Thursday, June 6, 2013 at her home following declining health. Lucy was born in Towanda, Pa., on Oct. 2, 1923, a daughter of Arthur and Ruby Vandermark Fenner. At the age of 9 years, Lucy was baptized with her best friend Rose Vincent in Scranton, Pa. She came to know the Lord in a quiet manner and will be fondly remembered for her kind thoughts and words and loving heart.  In early years, Lucy was employed by Herman Rynveld Sons in Dushore, Pa., the Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda and by the Towanda School District. Lucy enjoyed spending time with friends and hosting yard sales. Surviving are her children Melva May and husband Kenneth of Burlington, William Reider and wife Doda of Towanda, Shirley Ball of Towanda, Gerald Reider of Florida, Ronald Reider of Towanda; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband George Bruce Reider on Nov. 13, 1995; son George Lewis Reider on June 20, 2012; grandsons Randy Lee Ball and Wayne May; son-in-law John Ball; brother Pat Fenner; sisters Kathryn Young, Margaret Pennay, Eleanor Cron, Ida May Sunburg. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 10, 2013 at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Thomas Geiger, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa.  There are no calling hours.  Towanda Daily Review – June 8, 2013

 

FERGUSON Harold "Jack" Ferguson

89, of the Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home, RR1 Wyalusing, Pa., died Monday evening, March 8, 2010, at Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township, Pa.  "Jack" as he was known by his family and friends, was born in Glen Campbell, Pa., on Oct. 21, 1920, the son of the late George and Kathryn FILER Ferguson. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army. In early years, Jack was employed by Perry Chevrolet in Wysox, Pa. He was later employed as a postal carrier with the Towanda post office and served as Postmaster of the Stevensville post office for many years until his retirement. Jack was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the National Rural Letter Carriers Association.  He is survived by five grandchildren; sisters, Joyce Dortone and Jean Cramer; sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Bill Hamilton; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Joan Ferguson; many nieces and nephews. A private graveside service will be held at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa. There are no calling hours.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa.  March 10, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

 

ALAN M. FINNERTY, 38, of 13604 Old Mudbrook Road, Milan, Ohio, formerly of Towanda, died Tuesday morning, March 27, 1990, at the Fisher Titus Medical Center, Norwalk, following a brief illness.  Born Jan. 31, 1952 in Towanda, he was the son of Martin and Shirley Vanderpool Finnerty.  He was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1969, where he was very active in football, wrestling and track.  Following high school, he attended Concord College in West Virginia, where he was on the varsity football team.  While residing in Towanda, Alan was employed by GTE Sylvania.  Upon first moving to Ohio, he lived with his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Foster at Norwalk, Ohio.  For the past 15 years he has been making his home in Milan, Ohio, being employed by the Norwalk Brooks Brothers Forging Company and later the Bleile Construction Company of Norwalk.  For the past six years, Mr. Finnerty was employed by the Abel Fence and Guardrail Company at East Lake, Ohio, as a construction foreman.  On June 17, 1978 he married the former Mary Ann Benedict.  Alan was a member of the Norwalk Moose Lodge No. 1248 and Norwalk Elks Lodge No. 730.  He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating.  Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann Finnerty, at home; his parents, Martin and Shirley Finnerty of Towanda RD 2; a sister; Barbara Loushay of Madrid, Spain; also nieces, nephews and cousins.  The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191 will hold services at 6:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  On Wednesday evening the family received friends at the Rawle-Kubach-Smith Funeral home, Milan, Ohio. –Towanda Daily Review.
 

FISHER Philip C. "Clint" Fisher Jr.

Philip C. "Clint" Fisher Jr., 82, of 369 York Avenue, Towanda, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, April 1, 2011.  Clint was born Oct. 10, 1928 the only child of Philip C. Fisher Sr. and Anna Lehman Fisher. His early years were spent helping on the family farm in Standing Stone and attending the nearby one room Fisher School. Clint graduated from Towanda High School in 1946 and from the Wyoming Seminary in 1947. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia in 1951. Following graduation, Clint worked for the Army Map Service in Washington D.C., but later accepted an engineering position at Sylvania in Towanda where he received the G.T.E. Leslie H. Warner Award for Technological Achievement. Clint retired from G.T.E. Sylvania in 1990.  Clint was a dedicated husband to his wife of 63 years, Margaret Lane Fisher. Margaret and Clint were high school sweethearts, eloping on Feb. 19, 1948. Together they lovingly raised their six children, finding pleasure in the simple things in life, backyard picnics, family dinners, and afternoons by the pool.  Clint was a dedicated Boy Scout leader for many years, sharing his love of nature with many young men. For his service, Clint received the Silver Beaver Award. Clint was also a member and Past Master of Union Masonic Lodge No. 108, Towanda, a member of Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191, and The Wheel Inn. As a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Towanda, Clint served as a Sunday School teacher and on several committees including the Board of Trustees. After his retirement, Clint was often seen at church; mowing the lawn and tending the flowers. He enjoyed gardening and taking weekly hikes with his special group of friends. Clint will be remembered for his infinite patience and dry sense of humor.  Clint is survived by his wife, Margaret; his children, Dr. Philip C. Fisher III (Beth) of Ridgebury Lake, Susan Vaughn (Lloyd) of Standing Stone, Gary L. Fisher of Wyalusing, John K. Fisher of Athens, and Timothy S. Fisher (Amy) of San Diego, Calif.; 16 grandchildren, Hilary Fisher, Anna Monk, Cody Strauss, Seth, Nathan and Emily Vaughn, Brian Smith, Aaron and Joel Fisher, Ryan, Kasey, Kelly, Scott and Ashlee Fisher, Jackson and Chloe Fisher; and four great-grandchildren, Emma and Benjamin Fisher, Joelle Vaughn, and Noah Strauss. Clint was preceded in death by his parents; and his son, David Alan Fisher.  A memorial service will held at noon on Saturday, April 9, at the First United Methodist Church, 103 Main Street, Towanda, with the Rev. James Hollister officiating. Interment will be private in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the First United Methodist Church, 103 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Philip's memory.   Towanda Daily Review - April 6, 2011
 
GEORGE E. FOSTER, 76, of Towanda RR 5 died Wednesday evening, Mach 18, 1998, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born June 8, 1921 in Towanda, he was the son of the late Elwyn L. and Nellie Benjamin Foster.  George will be most remembered as an outstanding athlete in both football and track.  Following graduation from Towanda High School, George served in the U.S. Army during World War II, with the 324th Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group in England.  Upon returning home from military, he attended East Stroudsburg University, where he met his future wife, the former Janice Linn.  George was employed by Ward LaFrance in Elmira, N.Y., for 20 years until his retirement.  He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Janice, at home; a son Kipp Foster of Towanda and a granddaughter Juliann Foster of Libertyville, Ill.; a son Kurt Foster and grandson Kory of Towanda; a son and daughter-in-law, Kris and Zanetta Foster, and grandchildren Michael and Meredith Foster of Towanda; and a daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Lorin Bedford and grandchildren Meggie Bedford, Whitney Gregori and McKenzie Bedford, all of Towanda.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Culver.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 22, 1998, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  The funeral service will be held Monday, March 23, 1998, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating.  Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church, 908 S. Main St., Towanda, Pa. in Mr. Foster’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FOSTER - Richard Martin Foster, 75, of Towanda RR 2, Towanda Township, Pa., and formerly of Norwalk, Ohio, died Saturday morning, June 7, 2008, at his home. He had been ill for the past several years. Born on June 26, 1932, in Chicago, Ill., he was a son of the late Miles Foster and Julia (Fitzgerald) Foster Jamison. He moved to Ohio in 1948 and attended school in North Fairfield. After graduating from the Monroeville, Ohio, High School in 1952, he served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1956. He was stationed in Hawaii and attained the rank of airman first class. Prior to retiring Richard was employed by Fanny Farmer Candies, Norwalk, for 34 years. He studied photography and enjoyed woodworking, art, traveling, bingo and poker. He loved hunting, especially in the mountains of this area, until recently, when his health no longer permitted. He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Winifred Vanderpool, on Sept. 3, 1998; his parents, Julia and Fred Jamison; his father, Miles Foster; his twin brother, Alan Foster; and brother Bernard Foster, who died in World War II. Surviving are his sister, Cecilia Roth of Norwalk; a niece, Robin Leimbach; his nephews, Christopher Roth, Anthony Roth and his wife, Jill, and Robert Roth and his wife, Mary; his great-nieces, Ashley, Tara, and Tori Roth; his great-nephews, Jeremy and Jonathan Leimbach, and Travis, Tyler, Trenton and Connor Roth; and his great-great-niece, Lia Leimbach. Also surviving are his family in the Towanda area: nephew and nieces Terry and Janise Vanderpool, with whom he resided, Nancy and Bradley Crane of Towanda RR 2, and Bonnie and Fred Vanderpool of Hornbrook; great-nephews Bradley Crane and Bret Vanderpool; and great-nieces Teri Vanderpool, Ronda Bouse and Holly Bouse. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Bradley Crane, his great-nephew, officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, with the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according military honors. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. - Towanda Daily Review, 9 June 2008

FOSTER –ROWENA HUFFMAN, 87, of RR 5, Box 554, Tunkhannock, formerly of Towanda, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 1994, at Asa Park Manor, Montrose, where she had lived for two weeks.  She was born in Forkston, Pa., May 26, 1907, daughter of the late Joseph and Flora Rogers Foster.  She was the wife of Lawrence Huffman, who predeceased her.  She worked in housekeeping and as a cook at the Towanda Motel and formerly drove for the Towanda Taxi Co.  She was a member of the Eatonville United Methodist Church.  She is survived by two step-daughters, Regina Beech of Waverly, N.Y., and Barbara Crawford of Pittsburgh; a stepson, Charles Huffman of Tunkhannock; several nieces and nephews; and several step-grandchildren.  Friends may call Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 West Tioga St., Tunkhannock.  The funeral will be held at the funeral home Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Daniel Herron of the Eatonville United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review.

EDWARD EUGENE FOX, 66, of 10 Huston St., Towanda, died Saturday morning, June 21, 1997, at his home.  Born April 18, 1931, in Terry Township, Bradford County, he was the son of the late Michael and Kathryn Dunn Fox.  Edward was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1949, where he played football and basketball.  In early years he was employed by the A & P Market in Towanda for nine years and was later employed by Penelec in Towanda for 33 years until his retirement in 1990.  On Oct. 27, 1951 he married the former Sally Zacharias in Towanda.  Edward was a member of SS Peter & Paul Church in Towanda and Tomasso’s Country Club in Waverly, N.Y.  He enjoyed playing golf and was an avid New York Yankees and Notre Dame fan.  Surviving are: his wife, Sally Fox, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Janet Fox of Fort Collins, Colo.; a son Michael “Mickey” Fox of Towanda; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Rose and Steve Shaylor of North Towanda and Patricia and Tony Mattei of Westchester, Pa.; six grandchildren, Laurie, Megan and Brian Fox of Fort Collins, Joshua Shaylor of North Towanda and Alex and Samuel Matteri of Westchester; a sister and brother-in-law, Rose and Dave Campbell of Birmingham, Ala.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Leo Fox.  The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held Monday, June 23, 1997 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Ronald Hughes, pastor of the SS Peter & Paul Church officiating.  A private interment service will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FRANKLIN –MARIE WELCH WHALEN, 85 of Piphers Mobile Home Court, Wysox died Saturday, Jan. 22, 1994 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Nov. 8, 1908 in Sheshequin Twp., she was a daughter of the late George Washington and Edythe Whitney Franklin.  Marie was a graduate of Towanda High School and the University of Maryland.  She was an accredited record technician by the American Association of Medical Record Librarians.  In early years, she was employed by the office of Dr. Stanley McLaren in Towanda.  She was later employed as a medical secretary at Walter Reed Hospital in Wash., D.C. by the Social Security Administration in Baltimore, MD. and by the Medical Records Department of Memorial Hospital in Towanda for many years.  She was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, the American Federation of Astrologers and was a past member of the George Clymer Chapter DAR.  Surviving are a sister, Julia F. Franklin Lilley of the Heritage Nursing Home, Athens; a broth and sister-in-law; Theodore R. and Elsie Franklin of Binghamton; three sisters-in-law, Alice Welch of Towanda, Jean Patterson Franklin of Towanda and Maria Franklin of Ocean Springs, Miss.; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by a son, Lawrence Welch on March 20, 1990; four brothers; Ben Franklin Sr., John J. Franklin, George W. Franklin Jr. and Albion N. Franklin.  The funeral and committal service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 26, 1994 at 3 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church officiating.  Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda at a later date.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Wysox Volunteer Emergency Medical Service, Box 302, Wysox, Pa. or to the Wysox Presbyterian Church in care of Margaret Gordon, Box 260, RR 2, Wysox, Pa. or to the Skilled Nursing Unite, Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. in Marie Welch Whalen’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

FRISBIE –GLADYS L. BAILEY, 61, of 4 William St., Towanda, died Friday evening, Feb. 15, 1991, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Nov. 28, 1929, in S. Waverly, N.Y., she was the daughter of Melvin and Kathryn Hadlock Frisbie.  Mrs. Bailey graduated from the Sayre High School and on March 21, 1953, she married Ambrose Bailey in S. Waverly.  She was employed by the Blue Sway and Marie Foyle nursing homes and later the Bradford County Manor.  She was also a member of the Towanda FOE No. 1367 Auxiliary.  Mrs. Bailey is survived by her husband of 37 years.  Ambrose Bailey at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Grace and Larry Schooley of Groton, Conn.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ambrose and Betty Bailey Jr. of Wyalusing and George and Charlene Sandor of Norfolk, Va.; nine grandchildren; six brothers – Melvin and Clarence both of Sayre, Stanley and Frank of Milltown, Pa., and Nelson and Manley Frisbie of Athens – two sisters, Mrs. Kathryn Talada of Milan and Mrs. Kenneth (Della) Vanderpool of Sayre; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.  A memorial service will be held Monday, Feb. 18, 1991, at 2 p.m. at the Wysox Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating.  Interment will be held to the Oak Hill Cemetery at a later date.  Friends who wish may direct memorials to the Gladys L. Bailey Memorial, 4 William St., Towanda, Pa.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FRUTCHEY - Mrs. Edward E. Frutchey (Jane E.) died at her home on Third street last Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, of Bright's disease, aged 86 years.  She had been in poor health for some time.  Mrs. Fruchey was of a cheerful nature and made many friends who deeply sympathize with the husband and relatives in their bereavement.  She was a sister of O.E. Bennett and Mrs. Julius Eilenberger, of this place and Mrs. Anna Campbell, of Groton, NY.  Funeral services were largely attended from the residence Sunday afternoon.  Interment in Oak Hill cemetery.  Submitted by Reva Wagner Bradford Republican Towanda, 19March 1891.

FRY - Judith Emily "Judy" McCarthy, 76, widow of John H. "Jack" McCarthy, well-known Towanda educator, died Wednesday evening, March 5, 2008, at her home with her beloved daughters by her side following a courageous battle with cancer.   "Judy" as she was known by her family and many friends was born in Williamstown, Pa. on August 13, 1931, the daughter of the late John Arthur Fry and Agnes Love Fry. She was a graduate of Williamstown High School Class of 1949, where she played basketball and enjoyed sports during her high school years. After completing high school, Judy worked as a secretary for the federal government in Washington, D.C. for a year and then enrolled in Bloomsburg State Teachers College in 1950. Judy was honored in 1953 by being voted Coed of the Year at Bloomsburg State Teachers College by the entire student body. On May 30, 1953, she married John H. "Jack" McCarthy in Williamstown, Pa. She graduated from Bloomsburg in 1954 where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education. Judy taught business education at Bloomsburg High School for a year and then moved to Towanda, Pa. where she was employed in various teaching positions. In 1965, she received her Masters degree in Elementary Education from Mansfield State Teachers College. In the same year, she accepted a position at St. Agnes Parochial School in Towanda as the first lay teacher remaining there for seven years. Judy resumed her teaching career with the Towanda Area School District at the Third Ward, Mulberry Street and J. Andrew Morrow Elementary Schools from 1972 until her retirement in 1993.  During her career, Judy completed doctoral studies in curriculum, instruction and administration at Penn State University and continued her education as a life-long learner throughout her life. Judy had a keen sense of humor and loved life, family and friends. Judy possessed great love for her family, the arts, music, and traveling. She enjoyed spending the winter months in Zephyrhills, Fla. for many years with her husband Jack, playing golf, tennis and painting in oils. Judy was an avid follower of local and national tennis and golf, especially Tiger Woods.   Judy served as a volunteer tutor for the Towanda Area School District and as a literacy tutor for the Bradford County Literacy Program. She also served as a guest columnist for The Daily Review newspaper in Towanda for a number of years and as a volunteer at the Memorial Hospital Gift Shop.   She was a charter member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Towanda since 1955 and held additional memberships with the Towanda Country Club, Bradford County Outboard Motor Club, Towanda Gun Club, the Red Hat Ladies Society and the Daughters of the American Revolution.   Surviving are: her daughters and sons-in-law, Diane Place and Dr. Fred Place of Towanda, Doreen Secor and Rick Secor of Towanda; grandchildren, Tifani Secor and Bobby Starr of Sharpsburg, Ga., John Secor of Towanda, Michael Cantellops who is a student at Penn College in Williamsport, Pa., Mark Cantellops and Jessica Arthur of Monroeton; a great grandson, Jackson Robert Starr of Sharpsburg, Ga., her brother and sister-in-law, Clarence Fry and Eunice Fry of Bel Air, Md.; nephews, David Fry of Minneapolis, Minn., Thomas Fry of Bel Air, Md.; her loyal caregivers, Stacey Jayne, Brandi Bellows and Grace Cummings.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, John H. "Jack" McCarthy on Oct. 23, 1997, and by her son-in-law, Frank Cantellops on Jan. 23, 1997.   A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2008, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Jira Albers, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Towanda, Pa. officiating.   Interment will be private in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa.   The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, at the funeral home.  Following the memorial service, a celebration of Judy's life with food and fellowship will be held at the Towanda Country Club for family and friends.   The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to: the McCarthy Family Scholarship Fund, in care of the Towanda Area School District Foundation, P.O. Box 231, Towanda, Pa. 18848, or to Trinity Lutheran Church, 908 S. Main St., Towanda, Pa. 18848, or to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, Pa. 18848, in Judith F. McCarthy's memory.  Published in the Daily Review on 3/7/2008

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