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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Bradford County, PA
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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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GALE –MARY GALE HACKETT, 65, widow of Herbert L. Hackett, of Towanda RR 2, Asylum Twp., died Friday, May 2, 1997 at her home, following a period of declining health.  Born July 26, 1931 in Towanda she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Helen Mingos Gale.  Mary was a graduate of Towanda High School, class of 1949.  She was formerly employed by the Citizens and Northern Bank in Wysox.  Mary was a member of the SS. Peter and Paul Church in Towanda, George Clymer Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 Auxiliary.  Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel Joseph and Joan Hackett of Towanda RR2; Shon Patrick and Stacey Hackett of Towanda RR6; a daughter, Gretchen Cherri Tama of Towanda RR2; four grandchildren, Michael Joseph Hackett, Nicole Cherri Tama, Shon Patrick Hackett Jr. and Ashley Nicole Hackett.  She was preceded in death by; her husband of 47 years, Herbert L. Hackett on Nov. 29, 1996; her father, Lloyd Gale in 1958; her mother Helen M. Gale in 1988; a sister, Marjorie Gale Schafer in 1978.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday, May 5, 1997, at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald Hughes as celebrant.  Interment will follow in Oak Hill cemetery, Towanda.  At Mary’s request, there will be no calling hours.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR #1 Box 154, Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. Hackett’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GALLEW - Evan Gallew, infant son of Keith and Ivett Gallew, of Woodbridge, Va., died Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Dewitt Hospital, Ft. Belvoir, Va. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, May 18, at 10 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield, is assisting the family. – Wellsboro Gazette, May 5, 2010

Gladys E. GAY, 88, of Towanda, PA, died Wednesday, July 14, 1999 at the St. Regis Nursing Home, Messena, NY.  Born July 24, 1910 in Towanda, she was the daughter of the late James Burton and Gertrude Carpenter Gay.  Gladys was a graduate of Towanda High School and Mansfield State Teachers College.  She attended Cornell University and Duke University.  Miss Gay was employed by the Towanda School District for 41 years, retiring in 1971.  Miss Gay was very active in the Bradford County Historical Society as a supporter and volunteer for 27 years.  She became a board trustee in 1973 and was currently a board member emeritus.  Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Henry (Margaret) Gay Dobies of Massena, NY, four great-nieces and three great-nephews; many great-great-nieces.  She is preceded in death by a brother, Thomas C. Gay; sister, Margaret Gay; nephew, Thomas C. Gay, Jr.  Funeral services were held July 17 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. H. Chase Page officiating and interment to be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Historical Society, 21 Main St. Towanda, PA 18848 in Miss Gay’s memory.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, July 22, 1999

GAY - Thomas C. Gay Jr., 58, of 529 East Second Street, Berwick, a horse trainer and driver, died Saturday in the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, where he had been a patient for nine days.  He had been ill 14 years.  Born in Wilkes-Barre March 23, 1928, he was a son of the late Thomas and Lillian WEBB Gay.  He graduated from Towanda High School in 1947 and served in the Navy CB's in the Korean War.  Mr Gay trained and raced horses.  He belonged to the Moose Lodge, the American Legion and the VFW, all in Bloomsburg.  Surviving are his wife of 16 years, the former Eleanor KLISS Gay; children, Laurie Drake, of Berwick. Thomas C. Gay III, of Bloomsburg and James B.Gay, of Wilkes-Barre; step-children, Louise Rozycki, of Phoenixville; Martha Miller, of Levittown; Joanne Kliss of Shickshinny; Joseph Kliss, of Levittown and Dave Kliss of Hummelstown; eight grandchildren; and a sister, Margaret Dobies of Messena, NY.  Private graveside services will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Mayo Funeral Home, Berwick.  RHW.  December 1986, Towanda Daily Review.

GEURIN-  Cade Anderson Geurin, infant, of Wilmot Drive, Towanda, Pa., died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa.  Born May 18, 2008 in Sayre, Pa., he was the son of Michael A. and Kelley M. Knouse Geurin.  Cade was always happy and smiling.  Surviving are: his parents, Michael and Kelley Geurin at home; his brother, Chase M. Geurin at home; his maternal grandparents, David and Donna Knouse of Ocala, Fla.; his paternal grandmother, Barbara Geurin of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; his paternal grandfather, William Geurin Sr. and his wife Dianne, of Shickshinny, Pa.; uncles, Chris Knouse and his wife, Missy, William Geurin Jr.; and cousins, Lauren and Aaron Knouse.   The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday Dec. 2, 2008, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Tim Geiger of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda, officiating.  The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery Towanda, Pa.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Children's Miracle Network, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822, in Cade Anderson Geurin's memory.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review.

GIBBS    Ruth H. Gibbs Proof, age 94, died on Feb. 29, 2008, at the Sarah Todd Nursing Home, in Carlisle, Pa., after being a resident for one year.   She was born to Jacob and Helen Bowden Gibbs, Aug. 11, 1913, in Towanda, Pa.  She retired from Sullivan County School District in September.   She was a former tax assessor, was involved with the Republican Committee, and was one of the oldest members of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Dushore, Pa.  Most of her married life she lived in Dushore, but she had lived in Hughesville, Mechanicsburg and Carlisle for the last 21 years.  She is survived by her daughter, Evelyn Young, and son-in-in-law, Leo, of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; by five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and by several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Helen Gibbs; her husband, Jesse Proof; her son, Kenneth Proof; a brother, Clyde Gibbs; a sister, Evelyn Jackson; and by an aunt who raised her, Ella Gibbs.  Friends and family are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 3, at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service on Tuesday.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 4, at McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore, with the Rev. Robert Brown, pastor, officiating.  Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Church, Headley Avenue, Dushore, Pa. 18614, or the Sarah Todd Nursing Home, 1000 W. South St., Carlisle, Pa. 17013.

GORDON –MRS. HILDA GORDON TICHEN of Spring Lake, Terry Township, died on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, at the Carpenter Care Center in Tunkannock, Pa.  Hilda was born in Australia on Feb. 17, 1916, and grew up in New Zealand.  She was the daughter of the late George and Bertha Kinnear Gordon.  She came to Towanda in 1946, and she married Judson Titchen of Spring Lake on Nov. 23, 1948.  Judson predeceased her on June 23, 2000, after 52 years of marriage.  Bud and Hilda were members of the First Presbyterian Church in Towanda, where Hilda taught Sunday school for many years and worked as an aid in the Play Day program, Hilda loved children and had endless energy to visit older people, shop, and keep her house and garden.  She and Bud loved to dance, taking up square dancing later in life.  Hilda always had a ready smile for anyone she met.  Hilda was predeceased by a brother, Don.  Surviving are her sister, Phyllis, two brothers, Wallace and Rodney, and her daughter, Maureen Dundass, of Auckland, New Zealand; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren in New Zealand; a son and daughter-in-law, Morley and Dorothy Titchen of Monroeton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Roslyn and David Bohlander of Spring Lake and Jacqueline Place of Spring Lake, and seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 28, at 1 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Groverdale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Lloyd Vaughn officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon until 1 p.m. on Friday.  Interment will be at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, directly following the service.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GRANGER Bertha M. Granger, aged 80, of North Towanda Township died
Tuesday afternoon at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  The deceased was born Nov. 30, 1879 in North Towanda the daughter of Alexander and Mary MAJOR Granger.  She was well known and highly respected resident of North Towanda and is survived by a daaughter, Mrs. Harold TUTTLE of Towanda RD#2, also a son Joseph Tuttle at home, whom she raised.  Two granddaughters, Mrs. John Davis of Potterville and Mrs. Marian Reeser of Sayre, three great granddaughters, Gloria, Joan and Susan Davis: two great-grandsons, Donald and Gary Reeser, a sister, Mrs. Belle Slater of Kendall Hill, several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Maryott Funeral Home with the Rev. Harry Bradford pastor of the North Towanda Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.  Pall Bears were Earl Carman, Floyd Carman, Francis Carman, George Salter, Glenn Slater and Phillip Slater.

GRANGER - Manford Granger, well known North Towanda citizen, died
Sunday at the home of his son, John Granger, 123 North Main Street, where he had been residing since the death of his wife in November, of 1957.  Mr. Granger was 83 years of age, being born September 8, 18877, in North Towanda, the son of George and Harriet DILZ Granger.  Until his retirement, he was a carpenter and painter and for more than 30 years he and his wife operated the Granger Tourist Home in North Towanda.  He was an accomplished musician, and in  his early years was a pianist with a number of popular dance bands.  He was held in high regard by numerous persons in his home community.  Mr. Granger was a member of the North Towanda Methodist Church and is survivied by two sons, Gordon E., of Prospect Park, Philadelphia, and John H., of Towanda; three grandchildren, Gordon E. Granger of Richmond, VA, Mrs Robert Doubet of Balitmore MD, and Mrs James LEE of Athens RD 2; 10 great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the North Towanda Methodist Church with the Rev. Harry Bradford Jr. officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery.  Submitted by Reva Wagner.  March, 1961, Towanda Daily Review.  His wife is listed as Katherine E. on their headstone.

GRIFFITH, DONALD G.,  Services were held May 1 followed by a Mass of Christian burial at Epiphany Church for Donald G. Griffith, 33, Athens.  Monsignor Thomas M. Jordan celebrated the Mass.  Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, will full military honors.  Mr. Griffith died April 28,1984 following an auto accident.  He was born in Sayre, Jan 29, 1951, son of Floyd and Kathryn Jackson Griffith.  He was a lifelong resident of the valley.  He served in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam War and was employed at Ted Clark’s Busy Market, Waverly, as a meat cutter.  He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Troy and American Legion and Veterans in Troy.  Survivors include his wife Ann of Columbia Cross Roads; daughter, Kelley and son Luke, Columbia Cross Roads; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Griffith of Athens; a brother; two sisters; several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.  (TGR May 3, 1984)

DONALD G. GRIFFITH, 33, of Athens RD 2, died Saturday, April 28, 1984, instantly following an automobile accident.  He was born in Sayre, Pa., on January 29, 1951, the son of Floyd and Kathryn Jackson Griffith.  Mr. Griffith was a life-long resident of the Valley area he graduated from Sayre High School, the class of 1970.  He served in the Vietnam War in the U.S. Navy.  Presently, he was employed at Ted Clark’s Busy Market in Waverly, N.Y. as a meat cutter.   He was a member of St. Johns Catholic Church in Troy and the American Legion and Veterans in Troy.  Mr. Griffith was an avid hunter and fisherman.  Survivors include his wife, Ann of Columbia Cross Roads; one daughter, Kelly and one son, Luke, both of Columbia Cross Roads; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Griffith of Athens RD 2; one brother, Robert of Athens; two sisters, Mrs. Roy (Sonya) Yager of Binghamton, N.Y. and Mrs. Kenneth (Kathleen) Kring of Sheshequin; and several nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts.  Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Epiphany Church with Monsignor Thomas M. Jordan as celebrant.   Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda with full military honors.  A biblical wake service will be held Monday evening.  Memorials may be directed to the pediatric department of the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GRISWOLD -  G.B. Griswold of York avenue, secretary of the Hartley Silk Mill for the past two years and for may years identified with the Elk Tanning Company of Powell, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home.  Rev. Howard I. Andrews, Pastor of the Methodist Church will officiate.  Interment will be made in Oak Hill cemetery.  Mr. Grisword died yesterday after an illness of several weeks.  RHW. Towanda Daily Review 30 Jan. 1918

GROSE Mrs. Olive Watson, 73, of 519 Main Street, Towanda, died
at her home Wednesday afternoon shortly after her return from the Robert Packer Hospital.  Mrs. Watson fell at her home on Jan. 12 (1961) substaining a severe neck injury.  She was taken to the Packer Hospital and at that time for treatment and was returned here in an ambulance.  Within a short time she had been taken into her residence, she died .  Mrs Watson was born March 31, 1886 in Tura*** Township, Wyoming County.  She had made her home here for a long period and was a member of Christ Episcopal Church.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Charles R. Schultz of Towanda, Mrs. Raymond Parks of Garrison, N.Y., and Mrs. Rex Newman of towanda: two sisters, Mrs. Stella Herda of Troy and Mrs Essie Place of Elmira; three grandchildren, several great grandchildren and a number of neices and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Fricay afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Maryott Funeral Home on York Avenue with Rev. Robert  H. Wellner, rector of Christ Church officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. February 11, 1961, Towanda Daily Review.   NOTE:  From the obit of her niece Bertha Herda Ward I found Bertha's mother name was Stella Grose Herda wife of Theodore Herda, Stella was the sister of Olive.
  

GROTE Myrtle Anna Virginia Henry

92, of 514 Fourth St. Towanda, Pa., died early Saturday morning, March 12, 2011 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township, Pa. Myrtle was born May 29, 1918 in Jamaica Queens, N.Y., a daughter of the late William and Anna Loeffler Grote. On July 11, 1943 she married Raymond A. Henry in Mineola, N.Y. The couple moved to Warren Center, Pa., in 1959 where they resided until 1971 when they moved to Herrick Township, Pa., to make their home. Following the death of her husband Raymond on July 22, 1983, Myrtle moved to Towanda where she resided with her son, David. Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family. Myrtle enjoyed going for rides, shopping, watching birds and gardening.  She is survived by her children: Arthur W. Henry and wife Pat of Athens, Gary W. Henry of New Albany, David R. Henry of Towanda, Suzanne M. Jones of Towanda, Beverly D. Henry of the Colonial Towers, Towanda, Claudia D. Goodenow and husband Gary of Hornbrook; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Larry Jones.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.  Entombment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery Mausoleum, Towanda, Pa.  Daily Review - March 15, 2011
 

GUMBRECHT    Grace Gumbrecht Corbe, 88, of RR 5 (Wysox Township) Towanda, Pa., died Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township, Pa.  Born Aug. 5, 1917 in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late George and Catherine A. Robrecht Gumbrecht.  During World War II, Grace was employed by Ford Instruments and Pilot Radio in New York City. During the 1950s she was employed by Liberty Aircraft and Republic Aviation in Long Island, N.Y.  For over 20 years Grace served as a volunteer at the Memorial Hospital Gift Shop in Towanda. She was also a member of the Towanda Senior Citizens Bowling Group.  Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Ann Corbe of Towanda RR 5; grandchildren, Charles Corbe Jr. and his wife, Dawn, of Willseyville, N.Y. William C. Corbe and his wife, Barbara, of Slatington, Pa.; Grace A. Irwin and her husband,. Douglas, of Bellfonte, Pa.; great-grandchildren, April Corbe, Karen Corbe and Megan Leigh Irwin; a sister-in-law, Brenda Gumbrecht of Sebastian, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Corbe, on Nov. 19, 1994; a great-granddaughter, Caitlin Corbe; and two brothers, George and Christian Gumbrecht.  Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa.  Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa., is assisting Mrs. Corbe's family with arrangements.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Memorial Hospital Building Fund, 1 Hospital Dr., Towanda, Pa. 18848, or to the charity or organization of one's own choice in Grace Gumbrecht Corbe's memory.
 
 

HACKLING - Lena West Shaneberger, 93, of Towanda, formerly of Elmira, NY, diedMonday afternoon May 20, 2002, at the Casselbury Personal Care Home in Asylum Township.  Born October 26, 1908, in Jameson City, PA she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Luella DEWALT HACKLING.  Lena was a member of the Towanda First Methodist Church; a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 265, Elmira, NY; and an honary member of the Elmira Grottottes.  Survivng are a son Paul R. West Jr. of Towanda, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Paul R. West, on Sept 2, 1942, and Frank C. Shaneberger, on August 5, 1982; a son Joseph H. West, on Nov. 6, 1973; a daughter, Dorothy West Bidlack, on August 11, 1984; seven sisters and three brothers.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Townada.  There are no calling hours.  Submitted by Reva Wagner, taken  from the Daily Review 21 May, 2002.

HAKES – TOWANDA, Nov. 10 – Thomas Hakes, 69, retired Albany township farmer, died last night at the Robert Packer hospital where he has been a patient since May.  Survivors include his wife: one sister, Mrs. Carrie Jackson of Pratt avenue: one brother, Norman, of Sonestown: five sons, Charles and Ray in the armed forces, Floyd and George of Athens, William of Sayre: four daughters: Alberta, Catherine and Peggy of Athens and Mrs Violet O’Neill (should read MacNeal) of Waverly: and three grand-children.  Sayre Evening Times 11 Nov 1944. (Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery, Towanda.)

HALE Miss Helen Rodgers Hale who for a number of years served as assisstant librarian at the Towanda Public Library under the late Mrs. Helen R. Godcharles died Wednesday afternoon at 1:15 o'clock at Memorial Hospital here.  Her age was 74.  Miss Hale who resided in an apartment in the Holcombe building in North Towanda had been in failing health for some time.  She had been a patient at Memorial Hospital since in November.  Born in Towanda, Miss Hale was the daughter of the late Benjamin T. Hale and Helen RODGERS Hale.  For years among this community a outstanding citizens.  She attained her formal education in public schools here and the Susquehana Collegate Institute.  For a long period, Miss Hale was engaged as a companion in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence McGregor at Chatam, N *.  Her services there leading to friendships that continued through the remainder of her life.  In 1925 she was employed as assistant liberarian at the public library in Towanda remaning in that position until the retirement of the libraian  under whom she served Mrs. Helen P. Godcharles.  At the library, Miss Hale was always most helpful to those requiring assistance in the selection and issuing of books and will long be remembered for her generousness and the co-operation she extended in a difficult post.  Miss Hale was a member of Christ Episcopal Church here and at one time was active in the Wednesday Club.  Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Seth H. Dayton of Towanda, three nieces, Miss Jane Dayton, assistant professor at the Teachers College of Connecticut, New Britian, Conn., Mrs. Hughiett Williams of Chappequa, N.Y., who was the former Miss Sally Hale, Mrs. John Settle of Olympia, Wash., who was the former Miss Mary Helen Hale and a nephew, George William Couch of Cecife, Brazil.  Preceding Miss Hale in death were two brothers, Rodger Hale and Benjamin T. Hale, a sister ***who was Mrs. George Couch.  Funeral services will be held at the Christ Espicopal Church Friday morning at 11 o'clock with the rector Robert H. Willner officiaing.  Committal will be in Oak Hill cemetery and will be private.  Towanda Daily Review 1961.
 

HARDEN  OSCAR   Funeral for Oscar HARDEN were held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 O'clock at the home of Mrs. Allen TUTTLE in North Towanda with the Rev. Mr. Adamy of the North Towanda Methodist Church officiating.  Interment was in the Oak Hill cemetery.  The pallbearers were John BAILEY, Martin LUTHER, Martin CLANCY, Manford GRANGER, Alec MITCHELL, George LANDON. The date that Oscar Harden died was June 6, 1942.

HARDEN - (Local News)  William Harden, 59 years old of Litchfield, shot himself twice through the chest at the foot of the graves of his parents in Oak Hill cemetery, Towanda, Tuesday afternoon.  He was dead when found shortly afterward.  Continued poor health is believed to have been the cause.  He leaves a wife and two brothers.

HARFORD –DIANA HARFORD BUYNAK, 70, of Towanda RR 1, North Towanda Township, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 23, 2005 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Oct. 24, 1934, in Barton, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Stanley Henry Harford and Viola Grosberger Harford.  Diana was a graduate of Waverly High School Class of 1953 and following graduating entered the U.S. Navy, where she served during the Korean War.  On March 24, 1954, Diana married Albert J. Buynak of Memphis, Tenn.  Mr. and Mrs. Buynak resided in Florida and Connecticut, where Albert was associated with his brother Andrew as a subcontractor.  In 1958 the Buynaks moved to Towanda to make their home.  Diana was employed as a nutrition aide for the Bradford County Extension Service during the 1960s and 1970s.  Following the death her husband, Albert, on June 12, 1990, Diana was employed by the P&C Bakery in Sayre as a baker and cake decorator from 1990 to 1995.  Diana was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She possessed love for everyone and was willing to give of herself to help others in need.  Diana was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Towanda.  She especially enjoyed the outdoors and gardening.  Surviving are her sons, Michael Patrick Buynak of Hawkrun, Pa., Daniel Joseph Buynak and his wife, Gloria Buynak, of Towanda and Jeffrey Allen Buynak and his wife, Dorothy Buynak, of Deer Park, Wash.; her daughter, Sheri-Lee Stevens and her husband, Liel Stevens, of Barton; 18 grandchildren; and one great-grandson; two brothers, Richard James Harford and his wife, Mary Harford of Dayton, Ohio, and John Edward Harford and his wife, Susan Harford, of Horseheads, N.Y.; and numerous nieces, nephews cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son-in-law Keith Lange.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday evening at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Ann Street, Towanda.  Interment will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

HARRINGTON Coryl Elizabeth Harrington

the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Harrington was born in Bernice, PA 42 years ago.  She spent the early years of her life in Towanda, attneding the public schools here.  Having a bussines trend of mind she learned the millenery trade with the firm of Turner and Rockwell on Main Street.  Fro a number of years she was engaged as a trimmer in Wellsboro, PA, St Johns, MI and Fort Wayne, Ind.  Later she started in bussines for herself in Detroit, Mich. where she remained until the outbreak of the war.  Since that time she has been a millenery buyer for the Niagara Dry Goods Company of Niagara Falls and the Willaim H. Hengerer Company of Buffalo.  The deceased was a member of the Fiagier? Chapter O.E.S. No. 355 of Niagara Falls, NY and the To***toqua Chapter of the DAR in Syrcuse, NY.  Survived by two brothers, William J. of Williamsville, NY and Edward of Sayre and a half-brother William A. of Williamsport.  Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Methodist Church here with Rev. A. B Pearee.  Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery.  Pall bearers were F.I. Van Horn, E.B. Johnson, James Foster, Charles Bender, William P. Jennings and Roy Rockwell.  Submitted by Reva Howard Wagner.  Towanda Daily Review, Feb. 5, 1930.

 

Coryl Harrington dies in Buffalo.

HARRINGTON   Miss Coryl Harrington formerly of Towanda died Saturday afternoon Feb.2 at 2 o'clock at the Mildred Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo.  She is survived by 2 brothers; Walter of Willaimsville, Ny and Edward of Athens.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday mornig at 10:30 o'clock in the Methodist Church here.  Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery.  Towanda Daily Review, Feb 4, 1930.


HATCH Rachel Anne Socha

60, of Towanda, Pa., died following a courageous battle with liver disease on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre surrounded by her loving family.   Rachel was born in Towanda on Sept. 28, 1950, the daughter of Fred M. and Margaret "Peg" Whyte Hatch. She was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1968 and attended Empire Beauty School. Rachel lived in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., for a time where she worked for Leslie Fay and became very dear friends with a great lady, Lilo Pethick. She later returned to Towanda to help her mother. Rachel was formerly employed by the Bradford County Drug, Alcohol and Abuse Center, Williams Oil Company, Kountry Creations, News America Marketing and Barrett Transportation. Thanks to Leonard Schultz, she met her future husband, Frank Socha, in March of 1977 and five months later on July 30, 1977, they were married in S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Towanda. Through the years she wrapped herself in her family's activities, helped her husband with the Towanda Letterman's Club, served as cheerleading advisor at Towanda High School, and helped with the Towanda High School Color Guard. Rachel followed her husband to Mansfield University where she helped him with the Mansfield University Women's swim team and was instrumental in developing the Super Bingo for Scholarships Game. Rachel was a conscientious swim nastic instructor who ensured her students would get a complete workout. In addition she served as head coach for Sayre High School swimming and diving team. She became a PIAA swimming and diving official having worked the state swim meets with her husband several times. Rachel was a member of S.S. Peter & Paul Church, Towanda, the Towanda Fire Dept., former EMT and driver for the Towanda Ambulance Association and a social member of Roma Madre Lodge No. 1342 Order Sons of Italy in Sayre. In earlier years, Rachel was active in Girl Scouts in Towanda along with her mother. She was also a candy striper for Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Rachel is survived by her husband of 33 years, Frank; daughter, Becky (Herbert); son, Stephen (Sharmaine); one super grandchild, Lillianna Rayne Bride; a special aunt, Esther Birney; sisters, Margaret (Punky) Emerson, Cathie (Richard Burton), and Mary Hatch; sister-in-law, Janice Hatch; special friends, Maggie and Bud Duggan; special niece, Melani Murphy; special daughter, Jessica "Goodwin" Gunther; nieces, Noel, Meg, Amanda, Meghan, and Cassie; and nephews, Jason and Ron; her cats Biddle and Sas; and dog Duppy. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Fred; brother-in-law, Ron Emerson; special friend, Joe Green; and several aunts and uncles. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Towanda, Pa. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Rachel's memory.  Towanda Daily Review - February 15, 2011
 
LEON E. HARRIS, of 16 Kingsbury Ave., Towanda, formerly a longtime resident of North Towanda, died Thursday, April 14, 1988, at the Bradford County Manor.  Born Nov. 9, 1889, in Somerset, Mass., he was a son of Wallace L. and Grace Staples Harris.  In early years, Mr. Harris was employed by the Burlinger Silk Mill of Towanda.  He later owned and operated his poultry farm in North Towanda for many years.  He was a member of SS Peter and Paul’s Church and a lifetime member of the Towanda Gun Club.  He is survived by his wife Almeda Bailey Harris of Bradford County Manor; a step-daughter, Mrs. Emery (Dorothy) Alexander, Towanda; two step-granddaughters: Mrs. Linda Blascak, Towanda RD 5; and Mrs. Paul (Sharon) Horinka, Reading, Pa.: a step-grandson, David Blascak, Towanda RD5; a brother Earl Harris, Towanda; a half-brother Robert Harris, Towanda RD4; several nieces and nephews.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at SS Petre and Pauls’ Church, Towanda.  Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  There will be no calling hours.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to the American Heart Association in Mr. Harris’ memory.

HEATH - Mary M. Heath, 87, of Castle Gardens Retirement Ceneter in Vestal, N.Y. and formerly of Harrisburg and Towanda, died Friday, Dec. 22, 1995, at the River View Manor Nursing Home, Owego, NY.  The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. at the Maryott- Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Harry Ferguson officiating.  Interment will be made in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  The family will receive friends Wednesday one hour before prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to: Bethesda Mission, 611, reily Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102 in Mary's memory.   RHW.  Towanda Daily Review 24 Dec. 1995.

 

HEATH J. Samuel Heath,

Laquin Man, Father of Eleven Children, dies.  Laquin, Jan. 22 -  an employee of the Barclay Chemical Co. here died today at the Robert Packer Hospital after a week's illness of pneumonia.  He was 49 years old, having been born in Richmond, VA, in 1881.  Besides his widow, the deceased is survived by 11 children, as follows: Mrs Nettie Wheeland of Vestal, NY, Mrs. Barney Kelly and Mrs. Mike Felko of Laquin; Anna of Elmira: Jessie, Samuel, Robert, Bertha, Adeline, Jack, and Florence, all at home.  The funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 11:30 o'clock in the Maryott funeral chapel at Towanda, with burial in Oak Hill cemetery.  Submitted by Reva Howard Wagner.  Towanda Daily Review, Jan. 23, 1930.

 

HEATH - Paul Gilbert Heath, 72, of Stevensville, PA, diedearly Wednesday morning, April 8, 2009 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp.  Born in Towanda on May 13, 1936, he was the son of the late Robert McClure Heath and Emma MISCHLER Heath. He was a graduate of Towanda Area High School, Class of 1955, and subsequently served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1959. In earlier years, he was employed by Schweitzer Aircraft in Elmira, NY and by Palmer Mobile Homes in Waverly, NY. He was later employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda as a millwright for 30 years until his retirement in 1993. He was a member of the Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191 and for many years enjoyed working with fireworks.  Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Vicki HENRY Heath, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul Richard and Candy EDSELL Heath of Melbourne, FL; daughter and son-in-law, Terry and Joel DOUGLAS of Big Pond; son, David SWINGLE of Cullen, VA; stepson, Randy JAYNES and his wife, Brenda of Fayetteville, NY; stepdaughter, Melissa MARTIN of Sayre; grandchildren, Tessa and Paige Heath, Chris and Carrie Howland; step-grandchildren, Riley and Justin Jaynes; brother and sister-in-law, Robert McClure, Jr. and Shirley Heath of Binghamton, NY; a niece, Debbie Heath; nephew, Robert Heath, III and several cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Charles Taylor MISCHLER; maternal grandmother, Elizabeth VANDYKE BLAISDEL; paternal grandfather, Charles A. Heath; paternal grandmother, Lilly BENJAMIN Heath and maternal uncle, Charles Gilbert Mischler.  A graveside memorial service will be held May 13, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, with the Rev. Maureen Hipple, Rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, officiating. There are no calling hours.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Paul Gilbert Heath’s memory.  The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting Paul’s family with service arrangements.  RHW. Wyalusing Rocket Courier 16 April, 2009.

Lois Pauline HECKER Estelle
Jan. 25, 2002
Lois Pauline Hecker Estelle, 84, widow of the late Neil Estelle of 114 Spruce St., Towanda, PA, formerly of Wyalusing, died on Friday evening, Jan. 25, 2002 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Born Jan. 22, 1918 in South Waverly, she was a daughter of the late Edward H. and Inez M. Hopkins Hecker. Lois was a graduate of Camptown High School, Class of 1937 and was a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College, where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. Mrs. Estelle taught in the Wyalusing Area Schools for 34 years until her retirement in 1979. On Jan. 23, 1943, she married Neil Estelle in Philadelphia. Mr. and Mrs. Estelle resided on Gaylord Street in Wyalusing for many years. Following her husband’s death on Jan. 10, 1988, Lois moved to Towanda.  She was a member of the North Towanda United Methodist Church, Wyalusing Fortnightly Club, Towanda Century Club, the Pennsylvania State Education Association and was a former member of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. Lois thoroughly enjoyed playing cards with her many friends in card club.  Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Waters and her husband, Ralph Waters of Sunrise, FL and Linda Estelle of Monroeton; five grandchildren, Robin Paige of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Thomas Straham and his wife, Linda, who are stationed with the U.S. Air Force in Japan, Michelle Chaffee and her husband, Curt Chaffee of Warren Center, Jim Davis and his wife, Paula of Gillett, Brian Davis and his wife, Kathy of Stevensville; 11 great-grandchildren; a host of wonderful friends and neighbors who have helped Lois through the past few years and her faithful canine companion, "Desi."  The family received friends on Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Wyalusing Public Library, Church St., Wyalusing, PA 18853 in Mrs. Estelle’s memory.

HEDWIG - Harry Hedwig, 73, of 205 Elizabeth Street, Towanda, died Saturday morning Nov. 22, 1986 at his home.  Born March 16, 1913 in Wroclaw, Poland, he was the son of the late Grstauvadolf and Anna Maria TRAUVETTER Hedwig.  Mr. Hedwig prosessed a great love of America coming here to the U.S. as a young man in 1938.  He was a resident of Towanda since 1959, moving here from New York.  Mr Hedwig was employed for many years by the Holland American Lines, located in New York City.  There are no surviving relatives.  He was predeceased by his beloved wife Cornellia KALLE Hudwig on Nov 14, 1985.  The funeral and committal service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Bowen Funeral Home, with Rev. Kurt Drake, pastor of theTrinity Lutheran Church officiating.  Interment will be made in Oak Hill cemetery.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service Tuesday morning at the funeral home.  RHW.  Novemeber 1986, Towanda Daily Review.

 

HELMS Mary Jane (Helms) Seal

77, of Elmira, NY, died on February 10, 2013 at ELCOR Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a courageous nine-month battle with cancer. Family and friends are invited to call from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2013, at the Christian Faith Fellowship Church, 719 Holdridge Street in Elmira, NY. A memorial service to celebrate Mary Jane's life will be held at 3 p.m. with her pastor, Rev. James R. Crupi, officiating. Fellowship time to follow. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Oak Hill Cemetery Troy, PA. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., Troy, PA, has been entrusted with arrangements. Mary Jane was born on January 12, 1936 in Troy, daughter of the late Guy and Lena (Beatus) Helms. Mary Jane had a great sense of humor, loved crocheting, sewing, cooking, and baking special birthday cakes. She especially enjoyed her most recent birthday party on January 12th. Mary Jane is survived by her four children: Judy Seal Snyder of Elmira, NY, Leonard (Vicki) Seal of New Braunfels, TX, Gay (Raymond) Arnold Hoffmeyer of Porte Vedre Beach, FL, and Gerri (Carl) Arnold Brink of Savona, NY; 11 grandchildren, 11 ½ great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mary Jane was preceded in death by her parents; 7 older siblings; husband, Leonard Seal; and grandson, Jacob Leonard Snyder. Mary Jane worked for St. Joseph's Hospital for 20 years and has requested that all gifts in her memory be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 St. Joseph's Hospital Blvd., Elmira, NY 14901.    Towanda Daily Review – February 13, 2013   

 

HENDERSON Robert B. Henderson, 705 Second Street, Towanda, died at Memorial Hospital here Tuesday morning Feb. 23 (1961) at 5:40 o'clock.  Funeral services will be held at the Archer Funeral Home on Chestnut Street Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Interment will be in Oak Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home.  Towanda Aerie of Eagles will hold a memorial service at the funeral home Thursday at 7:30.  The faaamily request that in lieu of flowers memorial be directed to Memorial Hospital Towanda.  February 25, 1961, Towanda Daily Review.

HENLEY –HELEN C. HATCH, 85, of Towanda RD 4, Monroe Township, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 30, 1990, at her home.  She was born June 1, 1905, in Towanda, the only child of George and Theresa Chilson Henley.  Helen was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1923.  She was employed as a proofreader for the Vale-Ballou Press in Binghamton for several years.  She became a member of the Towanda First Presbyterian Church when she was 12 years of age and was an active member until she moved to Binghamton and became affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in that city.  Except for the years she was employed out of town, she was a lifelong resident of Towanda.  Helen and her husband, Phillip, owned and operated the Hatch Electric Center in Towanda from 1951 to 1986.  In 1958, they purchased the building and store formerly known as “Middaugh’s” and continued their appliance and television business in that location at 516 Main St.  She was an active member and past Matron of Rome Chapter #26 Order of Eastern Star.  She had been appointed a Grand Chapter Committee Member by the Pennsylvania Eastern Star Grand Chapter twice during the 1970’s and served as chaplain in her own chapter for 10 years.  She was also a reporter for the National Federation of Independent Business in the Bradford County Area for many years.  Intensely patriotic, she and her husband have always, except in inclement weather, flown our country’s flag in front of their store.  She was also a kindly and courteous person with a smile for everyone, possessed of a ready wit and devoted to her family.  She is survived by her husband, Phillip Hatch at home; a son, George, who is a retired Air Force veteran of Lancaster, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Leigh (Mary) Beardsley of Auburn, N.Y.; six grandchildren; Bradley Beardsley of Auburn, N.Y., Michael Beardsley of Chittenango, N.Y., Mrs. Richard (Brenda) Moore of Akron, Ohio, George Hatch Jr. of Fredericksburg, Va., U.S. Air Force Capt. John Hatch of San Diego and Mrs. Ronald (Theresa) Salazar of Yucca Valley, Calif.; several great-grandchildren; several cousins.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The Rome Eastern Star Chapter No. 26 will hold a Memorial Service for their late sister at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating.  Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery Mausoleum.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the charity of one’s choice in Helen Hatch’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

HESKELL - The twelve month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heskell of State Street, Towanda died early Tuesday afternoon after a short illness of pneumonia.  Funerla services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock at the South Towanda Chapel.  Interment will be made in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  Surviving are his parents.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review 21, Feb. 1918.

HIPPLE –BESSIE E. HEATH, 84, of Towanda RD 2, (Towanda Township) Saturday morning, August 16, 1986, at her home.  She was born July 25, 1902, in Ralston, Pa., the daughter of George and Anna Hipple.  She married Frank Heath in 1919 and assisted him in the operation of his farm on the Towanda Flats for many years.  Her main interests in life encompassed her home and family.  Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, with whom she was residing, John and Lucy Wood Heath, Towanda RD 2; a grandson Gary Heath, Towanda RD 2; granddaughter, Mrs. Richard (Connie) Luce, Towanda RD 3; two great-grandsons, Frank and Scott Heath; a great-granddaughter Rhonda Stevens.  She was preceded in death by her husband Frank in 1970.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating.  Interment will be in Oak Hill cemetery, Towanda.  Family will receive friends this evening 7-9 at the funeral home.  The family requests that memorials be directed to the Memorial and Honor Program of St. Judes Children Hospital, 505 North Parkway, Box 3704, Memphis, Tenn. In her memory.  –Towanda Daily review.

WELLES ALBERT HITCHCOCK, 82, of Troy RR 3, (W. Burlington Twp.) formerly of East Towanda, died Friday afternoon May 27, 1994 at the Bradford County Manor.  Born Oct. 23, 1911 in Laceyville, Pa., he was a son of the late Marshall and Maude Wells Hitchcock.  In earlier years Mr. Hitchcock was employed by the Kizer Water and Steam Company in Towanda and was later employed by Penelec in Towanda for over 20 years, retiring in 1974.  On Sept. 5, 1936, he married the former Hope Van Barriger.  Mr. and Mrs. Hitchock made their home in Rummerfield for 30 years before moving to East Towanda in 1966.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Hope on July 25, 1987.  He was a member of the Towanda First United Methodist Church and formerly was an active member of the Standing Stone United Methodist Church.  He was a member of the Methodist Men’s Clubs of Standing Stone and Towanda Churches.  Welles was an avid gardener and took great pride in his home.  He also enjoyed refinishing furniture and caning chairs.  Surviving are 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Robert McCloskey of Muncy Valley, RR 1, Barbara and David Rinebold of Wysox, Lila and John “Jack” Schrader of Towanda RR 2; a son, Fred Hitchcock of New York City; 12 grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Pauline and Paul Montgomery of Wyalusing, RR 3; a sister, Mrs. Mary Kier of Sayre; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, May 30, 1994 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  The family will receive friends, Monday afternoon, one hour prior to the funeral service, at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

HOFFMAN Mrs. Evelyn G. Shultz, wife of Charles R. Shultz of 505 4th Street, died
at her home late Saurday evening.  Although she had been in failing health, her death came very suddenly and was totally unexpected to a wide circle of friends.  Mrs. Shultz was born April 4, 1916 in Towanda the daughter of George and Olive GROSE Hoffman.  Her mother died February 10th last.  She was a member of Christ Espicopal Church and Towanda Chapter No. 76 O.E.S..  Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Roberta Kay; two sisters, Mrs. Raymond Parks of Garrison, NY, Mrs Rex Newman of Towanda; two nephews.  Funeral services will be held at Christ Espicopal Church this Tuesday afernoon at 2 o'clock with the Rector Robert Wellner officiating  Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery.  Pall Bearers were Ralph Driscoll, Lewis Canfield, Olney Bullock, Arnold Moyer, Jacob Rice, James McGuire.  February 10, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

HOFFMAN - Funeral services for the late Jacob Hoffman will be held at the SS Peter and Paul's Catholic Church here Saturday morning at 9 o'clock.  Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review 16 November 1923.

HOLLENBECK GUY
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hollenbeck mourn the loss of their infant son, Guy  Hollenbeck.  His death occurred Tuesday morning at their home on Plank Road.  Funeral services will be held at the home of his parents, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.

HORNING Dale E. Horning
Dale E. Horning, 68, of 9 Oak St. Towanda, Pa., went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday evening, Nov. 13, 2010 from the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa. Dale was born in Daggett, Pa., on June 22, 1942 a son of the late Merle Horning and Marjorie Grace Horning Davies. He was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1960 and a graduate of Williamsport Area Community College. On July 6, 1963 he married the former Margaret "Peggy" Trine in the First United Methodist Church, Towanda. Dale was employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda for 30 years until his retirement in August of 2001. Dale was a dedicated member of the Independent Baptist Church in Towanda since 1971. He served 19 years as a deacon, and many years as Sunday School superintendant, Sunday School teacher, and as a Lay Speaker for his church and at the Bradford County Manor. Dale served as a member of the Third Ward Election Board in Towanda Borough and as Chairman of Elections for a number of years. He was also a dedicated blood donor and a member of the National Rifle Association. Dale will be remembered for his commitment to God, family and his community. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in sports events. Dale enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, caring for his home and working on construction projects. He will be deeply missed by his beloved family and many friends. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Peggy Horning, at home; son and daughter-in-law, Kyle E. and Carissa Horning of Towanda; daughter and son-in-law, Kyleen H. and Michael Dinelli of Towanda; grandsons, Anthony Dale Dinelli and his fiancé Tierney Snyder of Muncy, Pa., Garrett D. Dinelli and Brandon M. Dinelli, both of Towanda; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dean and Sue Horning of Lake Wales, Fla., Robert and Carol Davies of Woodhall, N.Y.; sisters, Donna Vaughn of Williamsport, Pa., Jennifer Swain of Blossburg, Pa.; several aunts,uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends; and a special aunt, Norma Benjamin of Alabama. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Independent Baptist Church, Cherry Street, Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Donn Hauser officiating. Interment will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Independent Baptist Church, 109 Cherry St. Towanda, PA 18848, in Dale E. Horning's memory. Towanda Daily Review - November 16, 2010

HOWARD - May HOWARD GARRIS, 53, died at her home on Plank Road street Sunday morning at one o' clock.  She is survived by two sons, Eugene of Towanda and Albert of U.S. Army, stationed at the Carlisle Barracks.  Several grandchildren also survive.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in the Salvation Army citadel with Captain Robert  BENNETT officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery.  Mae died April 30, 1933.  NOTE: This obit appeared in the Daily Review May 1, 1933.  She is the daughter of Timothy A. and Cornelia E. WARNER HOWARD.  Mae also had a daughter Silverette who was adopted by the Edwin Rich family.  She married Clayton WEST and is buried in the Bumpville cemetery.  Reva Wagner.

HOWARD,  Timothy A. Howard died at 10:30 O'clock yesterday morning at his home at 30 Plank Road, after an illness of six months..  He was a veteran of the Civil War and a member of the Monroeton Branch of the G.A.R.  His wife, and a daughter, Mrs. Mae GARRIS besides several grandchildren survive him.  Funeral announcements will be made later.  The Daily Review Monday October 27, 1934.  Reva Wagner.

HOWARD  Timothy A. HOWARD  Funeral services for Timothy A. HOWARD will be held from his home at 30 Plank Road this afternoon at 2 O' clock.  Interment will be in the Oak Hill cemetery.  Timothy's dates are 1846-1924.  He server  the Army from Sept. 2, 1864 to Jan. 8, 1865. Reva Wagner.

 

b Marguerite R. (Howe) Isbell

58, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was the loving wife of the late Kenneth P. Isbell who died in 1995. The couple married June 28, 1975.  Marguerite was born on Aug. 17, 1953 in Elmira, N.Y., a daughter of the late LaVern F. Howe and Doris M. Barber Howe of Elmira. She was a Southside High School graduate, Class of 1971, and was currently employed as a caregiver at the Martha Lloyd Community. Family was most important to Marguerite, she was happiest when she was spending time with her grandchildren.  Marguerite is survived by her mother Doris; her children Jason Isbell, Shannon (Leonard) Cory, both of Columbia Cross Roads, and Jacob Isbell of Troy; her grandchildren Gabrielle, Isaac, Elizabeth, and Brynne Cory; her sister Verna (Danny) Houston of Wellsburg, N.Y.; her brother Willis J. (Debbie) Howe of Elmira; her uncle Jim Norwood of Elmira; and several nieces and nephews. Marguerite was preceded in death by her father LaVern and her husband Kenneth.  Services will be private and at the convenience of Marguerite's family. The Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 W. Main St., Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with arrangements.  Memorial Contributions may be made in Marguerite's memory to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300 Frisco, TX 75034.   Towanda Daily Review - July 30, 2012 

 

GEORGE DEHAVEN HUFFORD JR., 82, was born on April 18, 1921 in Towanda the only son of the late George Hufford Sr. and Eva Bailey Hufford.  He peacefully departed this life at his home in Garner, N.C. on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003.  George leaves to cherish his memories; his wife, Irene Coates Hufford of Garner; daughter, Barbara of Canton; son, John of Creedmoor, N.C.; daughter-in-law, Ruth, also of Garner; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.  George was preceded in death by his son George III, in March 2001 and also, daughter-in-law, Nancy in Aug. 2001.  After his retirement from Masonite Corporation in 1980, he and Irene moved to North Caroline where they have resided since.  George was a WWII Veteran, serving with the United States Marine Corps in the South Pacific.  He was a life time member of the American Legion Post #42 of Towanda.  At Mr. Hufford’s request there will be no funeral services.  The family honors the many contributions that he has made to their lives and they invite you to join them in memory of his life on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 1-3 p.m. at the Williamston Inn Banquet room, East Towanda.  Buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. –Towanda Daily Review.

 

HUNSINGER Doris L. Hunsinger, 61, a registered nurse who headed the Inhalation Therapy Department at the Erie County Medical Center, died Thursday January 15, 1981 in the center.  A nurse for nearly 40 years she co-authored several books on respiratory therapy and established the inhalation department at the Meyer Memorial Hospital.  She was a graduate of the Decacones Hospital Nursing Program and recieved her bachelor's degree from the Univeristy of Buffalo.  She worked as a public health nurse and as an ***** nurse at the former General Electric Plant in Buffalo.  She was also on staff at the Decacones Hospital and taught nursing at Erie Community College.  She was born in Towanda April 23, 1919, the daughter of Herbert and Francis PENNELL Hunsinger.  Her family moved to Buffalo when she was a child and she attended Bennett High School.  Miss Hunsinger was a member of the Amberst Lutheran Church, the Alumni Association of Deacones Hospital and UB and local state and national nurses associations.  A private funeral service was held Saturday afternoon a 1 p.m. at the Archer-Miller-McClosky Funeral Home 23 Main Street Towanda.  Interment was in the Oak Hill Cemetery.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review Jan 19, 1981.

 

WARD J. HUNSINGER, 80 of Orangeville, Pa., formerly of Wilkes-Barre and Towanda, Pa., Friday, Sept. 14, 1956.  He was a member of Union Lodge, F&AM in Towanda and the Williamsport Consistory.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Robert R. Rosenbluth of Kingston, Pa.; son, Ward B. Hunsinger of Zionsville, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Harry L. Green of Leesburg, Fla.; five grandchildren.  Private funeral this afternoon at 1 at Kingston, the Rev. Jule Ayers of Wilkes-Barre.  Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda at 4 p.m.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/15/1956

DANIEL T. INNES, 64, of Country Gardens Apt., 12, 1983 Country Drive, Leola, Pa., formerly of Towanda and Canton, died early Wednesday morning at the Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., following a long period of deteriorating health.  Born April 30, 1918 in Canton, he was a son of Daniel T. and Katharine Osborne Innes, Sr.  Mr. Innes was a graduate of Towanda High School, class of 1936, and was a veteran of WW II, having served in the US Army, 1875th Engineers Aviation Battalion.  On Oct. 3, 1942 he married the former Margaret T. Bagley in St. Peter Episcopal Church, Geneva, N.Y.  He was employed for over 27 years by the Northwestern Pennsylvania Telephone Company, which later merged with Pennelec, the last ten of those years being spent in Phillipsburg.  He also served for several years as property and plant clearance officer on the Minute Man program at Grand Forks Air Force base in North Dakota and Whiteman Air Force base in Warrensburg, Missouri.  Later he was employed as plat clearance manager DCSAR in Los Angeles, Cal.  He served for ten years as property administrator for the Los Angeles Air Force base.  He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Phillipsburg.  He was also a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge #255 of Grand Forks, N.D.  His survivors include his wife Margaret; his son, Thomas D. Innes of Warren, Michigan; two nieces; Ms. Cynthia M. Jorgensen of South Gate, Cal., and Ms. Karin J. Clymer of Linwood, Cal.; a nephew, Gerald Jorgansen, a great-nephew, Steven Clymer, and a brother-in-law James Jorgansen, all of Linwood, Cal.; an aunt, Mrs. Cynthia P. Turner of Towanda; seven cousins; James D. Innes of Canton, Floyd Innes of Painted Post, N.Y., Mrs. Eleanor Innes of Canton, Ms. Joan Burroughs of Arlington, Va., Mrs. Harry (Cynthia) Sims, Jr. of Macedonia, Mrs. William (Sally) Powers of Hamilton, Ohio, Mrs. Glen (Mary) Park of Fla.  The funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Charles W. McCulloh, pastor of Towanda United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends this evening from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family requests that memorials be directed to the National Kidney Foundation of Central Pa., Box 3109, Harrisburg, Pa.  Towanda American Legion Post #42 will conduct a military service at the cemetery Saturday afternoon.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.
 

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