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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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JACKSON, KATHRYN E. JACKSON GRIFFITH, 79, Sayre, died August 14, 1997 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Jean Griffith, Athens.  Born April 11, 1918 in Cortland, NY, she was a graduate of Towanda High School in 1936.  On March 10, 1940, she was married to Floyd Griffith by the Rev. Dwight E. Loder in the Towanda Methodist parsonage.  They resided most of their 53 years of marriage on their family farm in Litchfield.  In their later years, they resided in Sayre.  She was retired from the Sayre High School cafeteria.  She was an active member of the Sayre United Methodist Church, Athens Senior Citizens, the Monday Club, and Retired School Employees.  She enjoyed traveling, crafts, artistic painting, and most of all, her children and grandchildren.  Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Jean Griffith, Athens; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sonya and Roy Yager, Binghamton, NY and Kathleen and Ken Kring, Wyalusing, PA; daughter-in-law, Ann Griffith, Columbia Cross Roads; seven grandchildren, Amy Coniglio and Bob Griffith Jr. of Virginia; Jason Yager, Binghamton; Kelly and Luke Griffith, Columbia Cross Roads; Carolyn and Dan Kring, Wyalusing.  She was predeceased by her husband, Floyd, Feb. 23, 1993 and a son, Donald Griffith, April 28, 1984.  Funeral services were held from the Lowery funeral Home, Athens with the Rev. Dianne Glover, pastor of the Sayre United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial was in the Oak Hill cemetery, Towanda.  Memorial donations may be directed o the Bradford County Unit of the American Cancer Society, Athens, PA or a charity of one’s choice.   –Canton Independent Sentinel.

 

JENKINSON Margaret "Peggy" Jenkinson Johnson

85, widow of Dr. Elting C. Johnson of 216 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., died peacefully Tuesday morning, May 3, 2011 at her home with her children by her side. "Peggy" as she was known by her family and friends was born in Spring Lake, N.J. on Nov. 23, 1925 the daughter of Orlo B. and Frances H. Magill Jenkinson. She was a graduate of Point Pleasant Beach High School in New Jersey and received her bachelors of science degree in psychology at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa., graduating in 1947. Peggy was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. While attending Bucknell, she met her future husband Elting C. Johnson of Towanda, and they were later married on May 27, 1948. In early years, Peggy was employed by the Institute of Living Psychiatric Center in Hartford, Connecticut.  Peggy and Elting resided in Sayre, Pa., for several years while Elting was serving his residency at the Robert Packer Hospital and later moved first to LeRaysville and then to Towanda where Dr. Johnson practiced medicine for many years. Peggy loved spending time with her family, traveling, playing tennis, reading, golf and bridge. She was a member of the Towanda Country Club, Quarry Glen and the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Towanda.  Surviving are: her children, Lynn Kingsley Johnson of Bath, N.Y., Dr. William Elting Johnson of Montpelier, Vt., Karen Frances Johnson of Towanda, Leigh Ann Johnson and husband Tom Wright of Venice, Calif.; grandchildren, Jay, Megan, Casey, Rae and Eamon; great-granddaughter, Jade Watkins; sister, Barbara Jenkinson of Portsmouth, N.H.; sisters-in-law, Ruth Pense, Cathleen Jenkinson; nieces, Julie Sackett, Sylvia Clark, Cindy Boyer and Elizabeth Johnson; nephews, Charles Jenkinson and Tom Johnson; special friends and caregivers, Tracy Wrisley and Cathy Weed.  In addition to her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Dr. Elting C. Johnson on May 23, 2001; brother, Orlo Jenkinson; niece, Kim Jenkinson; and nephews, Craig Jenkinson and David Greenspan.  A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.  Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa.  The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, Pa., or to Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 or to Guthrie Hospice, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840 in Margaret J. Johnson's memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.   Towanda Daily Review – May 4, 2011
 

CATHERINE ELIZABETH JENNINGS
Catherine Elizabeth Jennings, two-month-old daughter of W. Worth and Alexandra Horton Jennings, III, died Saturday, October 7th at Childrens Hospital, Philadelphia. She was born August 4th, 1972. Survivors include her parents; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin K. Jennings of Wellsboro; paternal greatgrandmother, Mrs. Clesta Kizer Jennings of Towanda. Funeral services were held Monday, October 9th at Christ Church Episcopal, Towanda. Dr. Donald Winslow officiated, assisted by the Rev. Zafries Jeffrey. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.

CHARLES H. JENNINGS, 84, of the Towanda-Monroeton Road, Towanda RD 4, died Monday morning, Feb. 4, 1991, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born Nov. 9, 1906, in Asylum Township, he was a son of George Willis and Nettie Barner Jennings.  Mr. Jennings was a graduate of Towanda High School and attended Penn State University.  He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army.  In early years he was employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad in Sayre and the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens.  He was later employed by several state stores in Bradford County for many years until his retirement.  Mr. Jennings served as Towanda Township secretary for 37 years.  He was a member of the Pa. Assoc. of Retired State Employees, Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, the Pa. Cattleman’s Assoc., the Towanda Area Sr. Citizens AARP and the Towanda Gun Club.  Mr. Jennings is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and John Mancuso of Mansfield and Sandra J. and Kenneth Glossenger of Ulster RR 2; two sons, Rexford B. Eastabrook of Monroeton and Robert L. Jennings of Richmond, Va.; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rachel McCarty and Esther Pipher, both of Wysox; a brother, Willis Jennings of Wysox; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel E. Jennings, on March 28, 1990, and by a sister, Ruby Cummiskey.  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Funeral and committal services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. 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.  Towanda American Legion Post 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home Thursday afternoon.  Friends who wish may direct memorials to the American Cancer Soc., Bradford Unit, 413 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. in Mr. Jennings’ memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

JENNINGS - Mary Jennings Hawke, a well-respected Towandian, known to friends and family as "Molly," died Friday evening, April 24, 2009, at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, in Towanda, Pa.  She was the widow of the late Dr. Harry L. Hawke. She had been in declining health for several months.  Mary Alice Jennings Hawke was born on June 23, 1926, at the Jennings family residence, formerly located at 108 Main St., Towanda. She was the daughter of Paul Bishop Jennings and Elizabeth Taite Jennings.  Molly, a lifelong resident of Towanda, was a graduate of the Towanda High School Class of 1944.  In the years before she married, Molly was employed as a secretary at the Department of Public Works and, later, at the Highway Department.  In 1958, she married Dr. Harry L. Hawke, podiatrist and, at that time, prothonotary of Bradford County.  In addition to raising her family, Molly had many interests. She especially loved cats, was an avid reader and enjoyed various kinds of crafts. Molly was also civic-minded, and spent a number of years on the board of the Oak Hill Cemetery. Molly was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, in Towanda.  She is survived by her children, George E. Hawke, Nancy H. Bomboy, Dr. David B. (Debra) Hawke and James L. Hawke. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Michael Hawke, Steven Hawke, Michelle Bomboy, Erin Bomboy and Adam Hawke, in addition to several nieces and cousins.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her son, Paul Jennings Brennan; her sister, Elizabeth Jennings ("Betty") Vogt; and her brother, Cortez Hicks Jennings.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, followed by interment in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Towanda.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bradford County Humane Society or to the Towanda Public Library.  Reva Wagner, Daily Review 26 April 2009.

 

JOHNSTON Anne Johnston Sullivan

84, of Asylum Township died on Wednesday morning, Aug. 15 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Anne was born on May 9, 1928 in Towanda. She was the daughter of the late G. Gwin and Cornelia D. Johnston.  On Oct. 6, 1951 she married William (Bill) Sullivan and they were happily married for 54 years until his passing in 2006.  Anne grew up in Towanda and was a graduate of Towanda Area High School class of 1947. She settled in Macedonia on the Sullivan family farm and continued to live there until she passed.  After high school she went to work at North Penn Power Company before taking time off to raise her two daughters. She eventually rejoined the workforce in 1969 in the Treasurer's office where she became the tax claim deputy director and account clerk. She retired after 25 years of service from the county in 1994. Anne was Asylum Township secretary for many years and served on the county Board of Elections for Asylum Township. Throughout the years she became an avid sports fan, never missing volleyball, basketball or softball games her daughters played in. Her attendance of sporting events continued through the years as she cheered on the teams her daughters coached or the games in which her grandchildren, nieces and nephews participated.  She enjoyed the company of her neighbors and friends through various activities such as bowling, card club, and luncheons. She enjoyed spending time working in her garden, cooking in the kitchen, and hosting family celebrations, which are passions she passed to her daughters.  She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul's Parish, the Altar and Rosary society, and the Towanda Gun Club. She volunteered for the Wysox Fireman's Auxiliary and Meals on Wheels. She has been survived by daughters, Kathy Barrett of Athens and Mary Alice Sullivan of Towanda; grandchildren Kelly (Kate) Barrett of Athens and Kerry (Joseph) Bocko of Horseheads, N.Y.; great-grandson Kellan Thomas Barrett of Athens; sister-n-law Rhea Johnston; sister-n-law Margaret (Tom) Murphy of Geneva, N.Y.; and many special nieces and nephews, especially Jim, Ray, John and Walt Sullivan and Anne Cowling.  She was predeceased by her beloved husband, her parents, brother William Lane Johnston, sister Mary Gwin (Thomas) Cowling, Brothers-in-law Francis (Mary) Sullivan, Jack Sullivan, Sisters-in-Law Florance (Joe) Reagan, Loretta (Roland) Perry, Mary Helen (Albert) Thomas, and Son-in-Law Thomas Barrett.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Aug. 20, 2012 at the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, with the Rev. Edward Michelini, pastor, as celebrant.  Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeraal Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 8:30 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.  The family suggests memorial contributions to the Wysox Fire Company, 111 Lake Road, PO Box 2, Wysox, PA 18854, or Sts. Peter and Paul's Parish, 106 Third St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Anne Johnston Sullivan's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – August 16, 2012

 

JOHNSON    H. Barstow "Bart" Johnson, 85, of Towanda died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at Memorial Hospital of Towanda, North Towanda Township.  Born April 11, 1917, in Towanda, she was a daughter of the late Dr. T. Benjamin Johnson Jr. and Marian Louise Kingsley Johnson.
"Bart," as she was known by her family and many friends, was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1934.  Bart was employed in the office of Dr. Samuel B. Black in Towanda for 33 years and by Mills Hospital in Towanda. She was later employed by the Assessor's Office in the Bradford County Courthouse for several years.  Bart was the longest-standing member of the First Presbyterian Church, Towanda, having held membership for 76 years; a 60-year member of Quarry Glen Club, Towanda; and a member of Memorial Hospital's Auxiliary since its inception.
She served as a director of the Bradford County Council of Republican Women for many years. Bart also served as a volunteer at the First United Methodist Church in Towanda, in making sleeping bags for the homeless.  Surviving are: nieces, Cynthia Johnson Boyer of Lebanon, N.J., Lynn Kingsley Johnson of Lake Wesauking, Karen Frances Johnson of Chevy Chase, Md., Elizabeth Lamont Johnson of San Luis Obispo, Calif., and Leigh Ann Johnson of Venice, Calif.; nephews, Tom Murray Johnson of Chester Springs, Pa., and Dr. William Elting Johnson of Montpelier, Vt.; sisters-in-law, Margaret "Peggy" Johnson of Towanda and Ruth Pence of Naples, Fla.; several great-nieces and great-nephews.  She was preceded in death by her father, Dr. T. Benjamin Johnson, in 1927; her mother, Marian Louise Kingsley Johnson, on July 11, 1966; sisters, Frances Kingsley Johnson on Dec. 21, 1984, and Carolyn Lydia Johnson on Oct. 25, 1974; brothers, Dr. Thomas B. Johnson III, on Feb. 20, 1979, and Dr. Elting C. Johnson, on May 23, 2001.  A private funeral service will be held at he convenience of the family.  Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  There are no calling hours.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be directed to Memorial Hospital, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. 18848, or to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, Pa. 18848, in H. Barstow Johnson's memory.

 

JOHNSON    Mary Gwin Johnston Cowling, 77, wife of Thomas M. Cowling of Towanda RR 5, Wysox Township, died Wednesday afternoon, May 19, 2004, at her home following an extended illness.  Born July 1, 1926, in Towanda, she was a daughter of the late George Gwin Johnston and Cornelia Duggan Johnston.  Mary was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1944, and was a graduate of Abington Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Abington, Pa.  She was subsequently employed by the Abington Memorial Hospital as a premature infant care supervisor for several years.  On Nov. 4, 1949, Mary married Thomas M. Cowling in New Jersey. Mary and Tom resided in New Jersey, California and Syracuse, N.Y., before moving to the Towanda area in 1986 to make their home and to be closer to family following Tom's retirement from Agway Inc.  Throughout Mary's 32 years of declining health, her husband, Tom, was dedicated to providing tender, loving care of his wife.  Mary was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Towanda. She was very proud of her Irish heritage.  Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Thomas M. Cowling, at home; her children, Anne C. Cowling of Towanda RR 5, Thomas G. Cowling and his friend, Diane Buckley, of Syracuse, N.Y., and Malcolm S. Cowling and his wife Mary Halton Cowling, of Syracuse; two grandchildren, Olivia Halton Cowling and Thomas Joseph Cowling, both of Syracuse; a sister and brother-in-law, Anne and William T. Sullivan of Towanda RR 2; a sister-in-law, Rhea Johnston of Towanda; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her brother, William Lane Johnston, on Nov. 22, 1986.  The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Recitation of the Rosary will be held Friday evening at the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, May 22, at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Third Street, Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald Hughes, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Agnes School, 106 Third St., Towanda, Pa. 18848, in Mary Gwin Johnston Cowling's memory

 

KAYE EMILY MAE KAYE HARDEN

Mrs. Emily K. Harden, highly regarded Towanda resident, died Friday afternoon July 7, at Memorial Hospital here.  Her death was due to a stroke that she suffered a week ago.  Mrs. Harden, who was 82 years of age, was the widow of Fred R. Harden, well known business proprietor who died in July of 1949.  She was born in in England and came to the United States as a young child, locating in Sullivan county with her family.  After her marriage, she moved to Towanda and this has been her home since then.  Her current residence was at 124 North Main Street.  Mrs. Harden was a devout member of the First Methodist Church here and of its W. S. C. S.  She was also a member of Towanda Rebekah Lodge and of the W.C.T.U.  Surviving are two daughter, Mrs. Hazel Miller and Mrs. Harold Nichols of Towanda; a sister, Mrs. Robert Smiley of Alhambra, CA; three granddaughters and six great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at the Archer Funeral Home, Chestnut and Third Streets, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Paul E. Sabin, assistant pastor of the First Methodist Church here and Rev. Leon Jelliff,  pastor of the Wesleyan Methodist Church at Forksville, will officiate.  Interment will be in Oak Hill cemetery here.  Reva Wagner.  July 8, 1961, Towanda Daily Review         

 

KENYON –ERVA L. MORRISON, 82, of North Towanda Senior Citizens Building and former resident of Monroeton and Towanda died Sunday morning, Sept. 11, 1988 at the skilled nursing unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Nov. 13, 1905, in New Albany, a daughter of Door and Lila Waltman Kenyon, she graduated from Towanda High School in 1935 and was also a graduate of the Elmira Business School.  Erva was employed by the Sylvania Electric Company, the David Wilmot Hotel, Blue Swan, Sayre, Dr. Sidney Cook and various chiropractors in Elmira.  She retired in 1976.  Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Francis and Grace Morrison, Towanda; a daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Clifford Boyd, Wellsburg, N.Y.; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren; a niece, Mrs. Richard (Kaye) Chamberlain of North Towanda; a nephew, Charles R. Kenyon of Towanda RD 3; and great-nieces and nephews.  Predeceasing her were a sister, Jean Kenyon Betts, in 1942 and a brother, Dorrance Kenyon in 1978.  Funeral and committal services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Melvin B. Shultz officiating.  Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday afternoon one hour prior to the service.  –Towanda Daily Review.

KESNOW    Joseph Francis Kesnow of Sheshequin Township, Bradford County, died on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 31, 2005, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Joseph Kesnow was born in Utica, N.Y., on Sept. 25, 1919, a son of the late Frank and Mary Sniadach Kiersznowski.  He graduated from the Utica Free Academy in 1938 and later joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District Office, where he worked during World War II. While in Baltimore he married the former Rosalie "Bunny" Bunn of Zebulon, N.C., on Dec. 28, 1946.  Joe was accepted at The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., from which he received a degree of bachelor of architecture in June of 1948.  He worked for Raymond Viner Hall, registered architect, in Port Allegany, Pa., from 1948 to 1954. He received his certificate to practice architecture in Pennsylvania in August 1951.  In July of 1954, Joe opened an office to practice architecture in Towanda. In November of that year he received the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Certificate. He practiced until Oct. 1, 1981, when he sold his practice. He consulted with the office until he retired in 1984. Joe was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, Pa.  Surviving are his loving spouse, Bunny, at home; three granddaughters and spouse, Robin Ann Kesnow of Santa Rosa, Calif., Brandi and David Kurtz of Hanover, Pa., and Kayla Kesnow of Westminster, Md.; a brother, Stanley Kiersznowski of San Antonio, Texas; a sister, Genie Pikul of Utica; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by two sons, Richard B. Kesnow, in 1970, and Douglas J. Kesnow, in 2000; brothers Edward Kiersznowski and Chester Kiersznowski; and a sister, Stella Wilson.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4, at the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, with the Rev. Richard M. Barner, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  The family will provide the flowers and directs donations to the Towanda Public Library, or the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, Pa. 18848.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore.

ALFRED G. ‘OPP’ KITCHEN JR., 41 of Windham Twp. (Rome RD 2) died suddenly Sunday, May 5, 1991.  He was born Dec. 3, 1949 in Sayre.  He was a veteran of Vietnam, serving in the U.S. Army and a former employee of Rudy’s Garage in Towanda.  Opp enjoyed gardening, carpentry and mechanical work.  He also enjoyed all sports, especially boxing and car racing.  He was predeceased by his wife, Theresa Welch Kitchen on Nov. 1, 1986 and is survived by his mother, Genevieve (Slater) Kitchen of Windham; father and stepmother, Alfred and Dorothy Kitchen of Herrickville; daughter, Terri Kitchen and son, Travis Kitchen at home; three brothers, Roger Hitchcock Sr. of Windham, Bailey Hitchcock of Athens and Robert Kitchen of Windham; mother and father-in-law, Pauline and Frank Welch of Towanda; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral arrangements, when complete will be announced by Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols.  –Towanda Daily Review (Buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda)

KIZER -  Margaret Elizabeth Kizer Greenwood, age 64, of Athens, died on Monday, September 15, 2008 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre following a brief illness. She departed with the same quiet grace and dignity that she was known for throughout her entire life.  Maggie was born on September 18, 1943 in Monrovia, Calif., the eldest of three children born to the late John Floyd Jr. and Elizabeth Moffitt Kizer. She lived in Bradford County for most of her life, having moved to the area from Scranton in 1961. She was a graduate of Scranton Central High School as well as the former Robert Packer School of X-Ray Technology.  Maggie had been a licensed realtor in the Valley for over 25 years. Prior to that she had been employed as an X-ray technician by the M.D. Anderson Cancer Hospital in Houston, Texas and the Robert Packer Hospital Department of Nuclear Medicine.  She was an active member of the Church of the Redeemer (Episcopal), where she had served as a past member of the Vestry and had also enjoyed assisting in the annual church bazaar and catering for many of the church activities. Maggie had been a member of the Athens Zoning and Planning Commission, a member and past director of the Bradford/Sullivan Board of Realtors, and a member/director of the Quarry Glenn Club in Towanda. Her interests included perennial gardening, reading, playing Scrabble, and spending time at the family cottage on Lake Wesauking.  She will be long remembered for her loving devotion to family and friends and her her gracious hospitality, generosity and compassion.  Maggie is survived by: her beloved daughters, Jennifer L. Greenwood Taylor of East Hampton, N.Y. and Lauren S. Greenwood of Charlotte, N.C.; her sister, Virginia K. Schoonover, and her brother, John F. Kizer III, both of Towanda; her dear family friend, JoAnne Kizer Conklin of Sayre; one niece, Rebbecca Luttrell and her husband John of Providence, R.I.; three nephews, John L. Schoonover IV and his wife Susanne of Towanda, John F. Kizer IV of Pittsburgh, and James Kizer of Athens.  Friends may call at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home Inc., 217 York Ave., Towanda, on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and are invited to attend her funeral service on Saturday at the Church of the Redeemer at 11 a.m. A private inurnment service will be conducted at the Kizer family mausoleum in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Animal Care Fund, Inc., P.O. Box A, East Smithfield, PA 18817, or Church of the Redeemer, 201 S. Wilbur Ave., Sayre, PA 18840. The Sayre Morning Times  RHW

KNIFFIN - PRINCE, HARRIETTE E.,    Harriette Elsbree Prince, 86, wife of Alfred T. Prince, of 205 Chestnut St., Towanda died Saturday evening, April 21,1984, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  She was born on December 23, 1897 at 205 Chestnut St, Towanda and was the daughter of Doran and Maria Elsbree Kniffin.  In earlier years, Harriette resided with her family at 712 West Water St., Elmira.  She attended Elmira Free Academy and graduated from Elmira High School in 1916, Harriette continued her education at Elmira College and received her B. S. degree there is 1920.  She moved to Attica, N.Y., in the fall of the same year to establish the commercial department at Attica High School and later moved to Babylon, N.Y. where she served as commercial department head of Babylon High School during 1921 and 1922.  In 1923, she transferred to Verona, N.J. and was employed as a commercial department head of the Verona School System until her retirement in 1943.  While in Verona, Harriette obtained her masters degree at the Teacher’s College of Columbia University.  On July 5, 1924, she married Alfred Raleigh Thompson Prince and they resided at 310 N. Fullerton Ave.,Montclair, N.J. for 36 years until moving to Towanda in 1960.  She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church; the Thorpe Chapter Order of Eastern Star, Attica, N.Y.  The 20th Century Club, American Association of University Women, NRTA, and the Elmira College Alumni Association.  She is survived by her husband, Alfred T. Prince and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A memorial service will be held at the Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda at a later date.  Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Friends who wish may direct memorials to the Christ Episcopal Church ot to Elmira College in Mrs. Princes’ memory.  (TGR April 26, 1984)

 

KOVALEVICH Linda L. Bloss

widow of Beverly F. Bloss of Towanda died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Linda was born June 15, 1930 in Sayre and was the daughter of John and Anastasia Kovalevich (Levik) of Sayre. A graduate of Sayre High School, Linda worked at Claverack and later became a full time mother. On Sept. 27, 1952 she married Beverly "Bev" in Towanda. Linda was an avid artist, enjoyed nature, and traveling with her family and friends. Linda also was a tennis and football enthusiast. She is survived by her children, daughter Elyse (Timothy) Clark of Towanda, daughter Karen (Michael) Peterson of Lititz, son Brian (Tonia) Bloss of Springfield Va. and Dana (Nanci) Bloss of Chicago Ill. She is also survived by her grandchildren Erica, Jordan and Nolan Clark of Towanda, Alex and Alan of Lititz; Genevieve, Peri and Leah of Springfield Va., and Brodi and Charlize of Chicago Ill.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  The family suggests that contributions be directed to the charity or organization of one's choice in Linda's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – January 16, 2013

KRAMER Josephine H.
BENNETT – DEATH
The funeral of Mrs. James Bennett was held at the Bennett home in Towanda yesterday afternoon at 1 o’clock, and was very largely attended, many being present from out of town.  The floral offerings were numerous and very beautiful.  Rev. O. A. Houghton, D. D. Conducted the services.  The pall bearers were: W. P. Wilson, J. H. Pennypacker, M. C. Wells, Frank Warriner, of Towanda, Elmer Osborne and B. F. Gregory, of Athens.  Interment was made in Oak Hill cemetery. Bennett Josephine H. Kramer Sep.16.1858 Jun.26.1908   w/o James - on same stone

KUHNS FRANK O
Frank O. Kuhns Taken by Death [1946 penciled in]
Former Manager of Wysox Co-Operative Dies; Funeral Saturday
Frank O. Kuhns, for years manager of the Farmers’ Co-Operative at Wysox, died late Tuesday night at the home of Mrs. Lena Schoonover in Athens where he had resided for nearly a year.  He had been in failing health for some time.  Mr. Kuhns was born May 4, 1873 in Lehigh county, this state.  For many years he was employed in the office of the Trexler & Tyrrell Lumber Co. at Ricketts, then took employment with the Wysox Co-Operative where he made a host of friends.  His first wife was Emma Wood Kuhns of Towanda, who preceded him in death.  On Dec. 23, 1919, he was untied in marriage to Jennie F. Young of Towanda who died Sept. 24, 1945.  Mr. Kuhns was a past master of Evergreen Lodge No. 163, F. and A. M., of Monroeton; a member of Union “Royal Arch Chapter No. 161 of Towanda, Northern Commandery No. 16, Knights Templar; the Scottish Rite bodies of Towanda, 4th to 18th degrees, and the Williamsport Consistory, 32nd degree.  Surviving are a brother, Edwin Kuhns, and a sister, Mrs. Mary L. Haaf of Allentown, and several nieces and nephews.  The remains are at the Clifford R. Maryott funeral parlors.  Services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Universalist church here with the Rev. Lyman Achenbach officiating.  Interment will be in Oak Hill cemetery with Evergreen Lodge of Monroeton in charge of the services at the grave.

RICHARD KEITH KULICK, 47 of RR2, Towanda died Thursday evening, May 22, 2003 at the Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa.  Born Sept. 16, 1955 in Towanda he was a son of Bernadean Vanderpool Kulick Sage and the late Edward Kulick.  Richard was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1973.  He was employed by Area Wide Security Co. of Akron, Ohio.  Richard enjoyed all sports, especially the Yankees, Cowboys and the Lakers.  Surviving are: his mother, Bernadean Sage of RR 2, Towanda; his brother and sister-in-law, Edward R. Kulick Sr. and Suzanne Kulick of Wysox; his sister, Karen Sage of Ephrata, Pa.; 2 nephews, Edward R. Kulick Jr. of Eddystone, Pa. and Jon D. Kulick of Wysox. A special aunt, Carmenia McHale of Towanda, a special cousin, Susie Sullivan of Towanda, several aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Kulick on Nov. 17, 1994 and his stepfather, Ed Sage in 1985.  A graveside service will be held Monday, June 2, 2003 at 1 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Thomas Geiger, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda officiating.  There are no calling hours.  The family suggests memorial contributions may be directed to the Wysox Vol. E.M.S. Box 302, Wysox, Pa. in Richard Kulick’s memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, PA.  –Towanda Daily Review

LAFY -  Mrs. Nellie L. Ackley, 64, wife of Paul Ackley of Towanda RD 5, died suddenly yesterday from a heart attack while waiting for a bus at the corner of State and Main Street, Towanda.  Born in Wysox Township, Oct. 5, 1896 she spent her life in this vicinity.  She was a daughter of George and Minnie YONZ Lafy and was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda.  Surviving are her husband, one son, George of East Towanda; one daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Huges of Towanda and six grandchildren.  Pall Bearers were Art Johnson, Tom Larnard, Ron Smith, Paul Gates, Arnold Moyer and Mathis Lynch.  Submitted by Reva Wagner, July 7, 1961, Towanda Daily Review.

WALTER LEWIS LAMPHERE, 63, of Towanda RR 3 died Thursday morning, Nov. 20, 2003, at Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township.  Born Feb. 27, 1940 in Sayre, he was a son of Beatrice Treaster Smith and the late Rodney Lamphere Sr.  Walter was employed by the Fontaine Weaving Co. in Towanda and the Towanda Corset Factory until both businesses closed.  Surviving are his mother, Beatrice Smith of Towanda RR 3, his sister and brother-in-law, Leona and Richard McNeal of Towanda RR 3, two brothers Rodney Lamphere Jr. of New Albany and Kenneth Lamphere of Monroeton; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father, Rodney Lamphere Sr.; his step-father, Harold E. Smith; a sister, Margaret “Peggy” Grenier; and a brother, Robert C. Lamphere.  Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.  There are no calling hours.  Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FREDERICK D. LANDON, 77, formerly of 212 West Packer Ave., Sayre, died Monday morning July 19, 2004 at the Valley Inn Assisted Living Center, Athens Township.  Born April 16, 1927, in Towanda, he was a son of the late George D. Landon and Grace Layman Landon.  Frederick was a graduate of Towanda High School and later served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.  Mr. Landon was employed as a surveyor in the area for a number of years.  Surviving are three nieces, Nancy Inman of Punxsutawney, Pa., Barbara Griffith of Bellefonte, Pa., Elizabeth Hanlon and her husband Gregory Hanlon of Malvern, Pa.; a nephew, Thomas Griffith and his wife Frances Griffith of State College, Pa.; three great-nieces and three great-nephews and several cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Henry Eugene Landon in 1977 and by a sister, Eva Griffith in 1997.  Funeral services will be private.  There are no calling hours.  Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  –Towanda Daily Review.

H. EUGENE LANDON, 54, of 10 E. Tioga St., Canton, died unexpectedly at his home early Friday morning of an apparent heart attach, June 9, 1978.  He was born Oct. 24, 1923, in Towanda, a son of the late George DeWitt Landon and Grace Layman Landon.  He graduated from Towanda High School in 1941 and received a degree from Mansfield State College.  Mr. Landon was a teacher of driver’s education at the Williamsport High School for the past 20 years.  He attended graduation exercises at Williamsport Thursday evening.  Before teaching at Williamsport, he taught in the Jersey Shore High School.  He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Air Force.  He and his wife celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary in January.  Surviving are his wife, the former Helen Pease; one daughter, Miss Beth Ann Landon, at home; his mother, Mrs. George (Grace) Landon of Towanda; one sister, Mrs. Harold (Eva) Griffith of State College; one brother, Frederick Landon of Allentown; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home 40 N. Center St., Canton, Sunday at  2 p.m. officiating will be the Rev. Robert D. Parker, pastor of the Canton Church of Christ, Disciples.  Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  –Towanda Daily Review.

LANE - Daniel Lane of Asylum township, 88, died Nov. 30 at the home of his son, Wm. E. Lane in Towanda.  He was born Aug. 30, 1835 in Kenmare county, Kerry, Ireland and came here in 1852.  He is survived by above son and one grandson, Daniel Lane, 2nd.  Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery.  Towanda Daily Review, 2 Dec 1922

LAYMAN –GRACE MARGARET LAYMAN LANDON, 92, of North Towanda Twp., died September 26, 1986, at the Bradford County Manor.  Born Aug. 25, 1894, on Viall Hill (Terry Township), she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Evelyn Williams Layman.  She attended the Viall Hill School in Terry Twp., and the Towanda High School.  She later graduated from the Mansfield Normal School in 1920 and taught school in the one room school house at Spring Lake, Viall Hill and Camptown.  On Aug. 17, 1921, she married George D. Landon, who in later years served in Bradford County as treasurer and later county commissioner.  Following her marriage, she taught school in Sheshequin for a period of time.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Eva) Griffith of State College; a son, Fred Landon of North Towanda; four grandchildren, Mrs. Charles (Nancy) Inman of Punxsutawney, PA, Barbara and Thomas Griffin, both of State College, Mrs. Gregory (Elizabeth) Hanlon of Ardmore, PA; one great-granddaughter; a brother, Peter Layman, of Sugar Run; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral and committal services were held Sunday from the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda with the Rev. Darris M. Hauser, pastor of the Independent Baptist Church officiating.  Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  The family requests that memorials be directed to Memorial Hospital, Towanda in Mrs. Landon’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

LEGUMSKY   Florence Legumsky Spitulnik, 87, widow of Sol J. Spitulnik of 517 Fourth St., Towanda, died Thursday, March 13, 2003, at her home.  Born May 25, 1915, in Rochester, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Minnie Kroop Legumsky. Florence was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School in Rochester and in early years was employed by Nisner Brothers Store in Rochester.  On Aug. 15, 1937, she married Sol J. Spitulnik in Rochester. Florence and Sol resided in Hornell, N.Y., before moving to Towanda in 1942 to make their home.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Sol, on July 18, 1978.  Florence was a member of the Towanda Jewish Community Center.  Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Lois Spitulnik of Baltimore, Md., and Susan and Allen Platt of Rochester; her grandchildren, William Platt and his wife, Christine, of Rochester, Linda Platt of Rochester, and Arie Spitulnik and Evan Spitulnik, both of Baltimore; a great-granddaughter, Emily Platt of Rochester; her sisters, Faye Frieder of Colorado, Ronie Lichter of California, Belle Krumholtz of California and Mildred Lee of California; a brother, Julian Lee of Pittsford, N.Y.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held Sunday, March 16, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Rabbi Rachel Esserman of Temple Concord, Binghamton, N.Y., officiating. Interment will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Temple Beth El, Church Street, Hornell, N.Y. 14843, or to the Sol Spitulnik Scholarship Fund, in care of Towanda Area High School, North Fourth Street, Towanda, Pa. 18848, in Florence Spitulnik's memory.  Friends are welcome to call at the Spitulnik family home at 517 N. Fourth St. on Sunday, March 16, through Friday, March 21, in the afternoon hours.

LELJEDAL –ELLA AUGUSTA FERGUSON, 85, wife of H. Jack Ferguson, formerly of Towanda RR4, died early Tuesday morning, July 2, 2002 at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte.  Born November 15, 1916 in Athens, she was a daughter of the late Leonard H. and Flossie Place Leljedal.  Ella was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1935.  In early years she was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill and Sylvania Electric in Towanda and by the Eclipse in Elmira Heights, N.Y. during World War II.  On May 19, 1943, Ella married Harold “Jack” Ferguson in the Athens Presbyterian Church, Athens.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Towanda.  Ella enjoyed working in her garden and among her flowers.  Surviving are: her husband of 59 years, H. Jack Ferguson of the Wyalusing Valley Retirement Center, RR1 Wyalusing; a daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary and William Card of Apalachin, N.Y.; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; a sister, Hazel Rehfeldt of the Highlands Care Center in Laporte; a brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Dorothy Leljedal of Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her son, Thomas Jack Ferguson on Sunday, June 30, 2002 in Whittier, Calif.; four sisters, Hilda Kirwan, Betty Hunsinger, Mildred Smalley and Phyllis Leljedal; and by a brother, William Edward Leljedal.  The funeral service will be held Friday, July 5, 2002 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating.  Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

WILLIAM EDWARD LELJIDAL, 67, of Towanda RR 3, Burlington Twp., died Friday, Oct. 24, 1997 at his home as the result of a heart attack.  Born Jan. 5, 1930 in Towanda, Pa., he was a son of the late Leonard H. and Flossie Place Leljidal.  William was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1947 and in early years was employed by AC Smith’s Auto Parts Store in Towanda.  He was later employed by the Agriculture Stabilization Conservation Service in Wysox for many years until his retirement.  Surviving are a sister and brother-in-law, Ella and Jack Ferguson of Towanda; two sisters, Hazel Rehfeldt of Towanda, Betty Hunsinger of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; a brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Dorothy Leljidal of Towanda; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by three sisters, Hilda Kirwan on May 13, 1996; Mildred Smalley on May 27, 1967 and Phyllis Leljidal in 1926.  A private funeral service will be held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating.  Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa.  There are no calling hours.  –Towanda Daily Review.

LEWIS, Charles R., known to his many friends as "Stub", of 29 Pratt Ave., Towanda, died at the Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon, being a patient there since Feb. 8.  Born Oct. 10, 1900, in Towanda he was the son of William and Elizabeth Harvey Lewis.  He attended the Towanda schools and then entered the United States Army, serving in the 22nd Infantry. Upon his discharge in 1928 he entered the employee of the Towanda Radio Supply as a radio technician until his retirement in 1959. At that time he opened a bicycle repair shop at his home which he maintained until his death.  He was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church and the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 of which he was an active member, having served in various posts of the legion. He was interested in model railroads and photography.  Mr. Lewis was very well known in this area and possessed a host of friends. He is survived by his wife, Ethel; three sons, Raymond L. of RD 5 Towanda, Eugene W. of Durell, and Robert F. of RD 3 Towanda; a brother, Francis E. of Fedhaven Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Harry (Florence) Wickizer of Woodbury, NJ, 12 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and several cousins.  Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 11 at the Maryott Funeral Home with the Rev,. William C. Harvey officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, with the Towanda American Legion Post conducting military services at the grave.  (Hand written on this is the date 1971)ef.

LEWIS     Donald Lawrence Lewis, 59, of 223 Lombard St., Towanda, Pa. died Wednesday morning October 18, 2006 at his home following an extended illness.  Born July 8, 1947 in Towanda, Pa., he was the son of Inez Moran Lewis and the late Lawrence H. Lewis.  Donald was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1965. He was employed by Daily Express as a truck driver for many years. Donald enjoyed traveling, the outdoors and dogs. Surviving are, his mother, Inez Lewis at home and several aunts, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence H. Lewis, in September of 1988 and by an infant sister, Elizabeth Ann Lewis, in 1965.  Funeral services will be private. There are no calling hours. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa..  Friends who wish may direct memorial contributions to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850, in Donald L. Lewis's memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa.

LAWRENCE HUGH LEWIS, 68 of 223 Lombard St., Towanda died early Saturday morning, Sept. 24, 1988 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Born June 9, 1920 in Towanda he was a son of Hugh and Florence Wood Lewis.  Mr. Lewis attended the Towanda schools and was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army.  He was employed by Ingersoll-Rand in Athens for 20 years retiring in 1981.  Lawrence was a member of Towanda American Legion Post #42.  Surviving are his wife, Inez Moran Lewis at home; a son, Donald Lewis at home; four brothers, Sedric Lewis of Towanda, Lewellyn Lewis of Franklindale, Robert Lewis, Nokomis, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Vischansky of Towanda; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Lewis in 1965 and by a sister, Lillian Schrader in 1988.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Thomas A. Geiger officiating.  Interment will be in Oak Hill cemetery, Towanda with Towanda American Legion Post #42 according full military honors.  There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.  The family suggests memorials be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, Ulster, Pa. in Mr. Lewis’ memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

LEWIS Raymond J. "Ray" Lewis, 68, of Columbia Cross Roads RR 3, Pa., and Sebring, Fla., formerly of Fifth Street, Towanda, Pa., died
Sunday morning, Feb. 7, 2010, at home in Sebring, Fla.  "Ray," as he was known by his family and many friends, was born in Towanda, the son of Edna BAHL Lewis and the late George E. Lewis. He was a graduate of St. Agnes High School, class of 1959. Following graduation Ray became employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda and remained with the company for more than 39 years until his retirement in 1999.  He was very supportive of community and civic events and was a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Towanda, the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda, where he was a Past Exalted Ruler, and the Bradford County Outboard Motor Club. Ray was a former member of the Knights of Columbus Towanda Council and the Towanda Gun Club. He was a social member of the Beirne-Webster VFW Post in Towanda. Ray's greatest love in life was his family and the great times that were shared at his cottage on Laurel Lake. His entire extended family and friends were welcomed with open arms and the biggest smile that only Ray had. At the yearly family reunions, he, being president of the Limburger Cheese Gang, would call a meeting to order with all the kids to eat the cheese, and then sneak around to cars and buildings and leave their marks.  He is survived by: his wife, Lila HITCHOCK SCHRADER Lewis at home; daughters Colleen M. Lewis of Wysox, Pa., and Maureen S. Daniello and her husband Joseph of Palm City, Fla.; grandchildren Brandon D. Pratt, Paris S. Ward, Joseph R. Daniello and Anthony J. Daniello; great-grandchildren Braeden and Xander Pratt, with another one on the way; step-children Brian Schrader and his wife June of Biddeford, Maine, Bart Schrader and his wife Doreen of Towanda, Pa., Bret Schrader of Owego, N.Y., and Burt Schrader of Towanda, Pa.; step-grandchildren Rebekah Schrader, Kaleb Spencer, John Schrader, Steven Schrader, Ian Schrader, Daimian Schrader and Breanna Schrader; brothers George C. Lewis and his wife Sandy of Lockwood, N.Y., Michael P. Lewis and his wife Linda of Marianna, Pa., and John R. Lewis and his wife Kathy of Millersburg, Pa.; sisters Theresa A. Dreisbach and her husband Robert of Yakima, Wash., Mary E. Lewis and Ed of Venice, Fla., and Rose M. Powers and her husband Michael of Towanda; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by: his first wife of 40 years, Susan J. "Susie" Taffe Lewis on July 2, 2001; his father George E. Lewis on Feb. 22, 2005; and sister-in-law Barbara Ann Griggs Lewis on Sept. 28, 2004.  The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. on Friday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, Pa. Interment will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society , Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701, or to the American Diabetes Association American Diabetes Association American Diabetes Association American Diabetes Association , Northern New Jersey Office, CenterPointe II., Suite 103, 1160 Route 22 East, Bridgewater, NJ 08807, in Ray's memory.   February 09, 2010, Townda Daily Review.

 

LILLEY - Hon. Mial E. Lilley, formerly of Troy, and well known throughout the county and state as a lawyer and political leader, died suddenly last Saturday from neuralgia of the heart at his home in Towanda.  Quite ill during the night for an hour or two he thought himself well enough Saturday morning to go to his office.  About 10 o’clock he was stricken with severe pains.  Dr. C. M. Pratt was called and he was taken home.  Though he responded to treatment, early in the afternoon a council of physicians was called including  Dr. Pratt, Dr. Woodbury, Dr. Downs and Dr. Molyneux, the last named of the Packer hospital.  They found his general condition so good that he was not thought to be in immediate danger, but at 5 o’clock he raised himself from his pillow and dropped back dead.  The news of Mr. Lilley’s death was everywhere received with poignant sorrow.  He was born in Canton township May 30, 1850, the son of Eben and Emeline Slade Lilley.  He lived at home on the farm until he was 19.  For the next seven years he pounded iron as a blacksmith, part of the time in this boro.  His health having become impaired he entered the law office of Representative J. W. Stone at Canton, and two years later was admitted to the bar.  He was elected Prothonotary and in 1895 moved from Canton to Towanda which had since been his home.  He was Prothonotary two terms and Congressman one term.  He was markedly successful as a lawyer and at the time of his death was interested in a number of business enterprises including the Legal Publishing Company of Athens and a Virginia lumber company.  His home life was ideal.  Besides his wife, three children survive -Attorney J. Roy Lilley, Mrs. Hulett M. Turner and Miss Pauline Lilley, a nurse in training at the Sayre hospital.  A brother C. S. Lilley of Towanda, also is living.  The funeral of Mr. Lilley at his late home on Tuesday is said to have been the largest ever held in the county.  The Rev. John S. Wolff of the Presbyterian church officiated assisted by the Rev. Dr. Stewart and the Rev. Herrick, Universalist.  Interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. TGR 1915
 

LINN Janice Ann Linn Foster

85, of James St. Hill, Towanda, Pa. died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. She was born in Burgettstown, Pa. on Jan. 5, 1926 the daughter of John W. and Margaret Sheplar Linn. Janice was a 1944 graduate of Union High School in Burgettstown. She began her working career with Kaufmann's Department Store in Pittsburgh and attended East Stroudsburg State Teachers College from 1944 to 1946. While attending college she met the love of her life and future husband, George E. "Fuzz" Foster, and they were married on Aug. 17, 1946 in Burgettstown, Pa. The couple began raising their family at their first home on Second Street in Towanda and after all of their children were attending school, Janice continued her education at Mansfield University where she graduated with her teaching degree in 1965. She later received her master's degree from Elmira College. Mrs. Foster taught third grade at the First Ward School in Towanda with two of her own children as her students. Following the closure of the First Ward School, Mrs. Foster transferred to the J. Andrew Morrow Elementary School in Towanda where she remained for the remainder of her teaching career. She retired after 25 years of teaching to her new home in Sheshequin Twp. Janice was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will be fondly remembered by all for her profound patience and great sense of humor. She was most happy when surrounded by family and friends or just someone to converse with. Janice was a member of the Valley Chorus, Winding Rivers Players, Teachers Bowling League, Pennsylvania Retired Teachers Association, Sheshequin Book Club, Red Hats Society, Bradford County Republican Women, Towanda Garden Club, WOW, Quilting Club and the Towanda High School Ski Club. She loved following her grandchildren's activities in both Athens and Towanda schools attending most sporting events. She also enjoyed teaching her grandchildren to play piano. Janice was an avid baseball fan especially a Tony Womack fan.   She is survived by her children, John Elwyn Kipp Foster and daughter Juliann Foster, Kurt M. Foster and son Kory, Kris W. Foster, his wife Zanetta, and their children, Michael (Dinah) Foster and Meredith Foster, Kimberly Bedford, her husband Lorin and their children, Meggie Bedford, Whitney Gregori and McKenzie Bedford, a great grandson, Isaac, several nieces, nephews and cousins, and many special friends.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, George E. Foster on March 18, 1998, and sisters, JoAnn Engles and Peggy Hobarek.   The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evening at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 11 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 at the funeral home with Rev. Jira Albers, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa.   Towanda Daily Review – October 4, 2011
   

LITTLE Miss Evelyn C-of Towanda, Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the chapel of the First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Paul H Hazlett of Corning, NY, formerly of Towanda, officiated, assisted by Rev. William Peck, Pastor of the Baptist Church. Pallbearers were Burt Sumner, William Sullivan, Carl Kropp, Homer Johnson, David Innes and Russell B Pratt.
  

LUDWIG David Charles Ludwig

65, of 106 Jacob St., Sayre, Pa., died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 at his home following declining health.  David was born in Waverly, N.Y. on Oct. 1, 1946, a son of the late Leo and Esther Rensel Ludwig. He was a graduate of Athens Area High School class of 1964 and later served in the U.S. Navy for 6 years aboard the USS Chilton during the Vietnam War. Following completion of his military service, he received his associates degree in biology from Corning Community College. In his early career, David was employed in sales in Rochester, N.Y. and served as a store manager. He was later employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda where he held several patents. Lastly, he worked as a caseworker at the Bradford County Assistance Office in Towanda. David was a member of the Waverly Presbyterian Church, the Valley Chorus and the Waverly Store Front Theatre Group. He enjoyed singing and acting, boating, traveling and being with friends.  He is survived by his wife Laurie MacLaren Ludwig; three daughters LeAnn Miles and husband Bradford of Virginia, Sabrina Finn and husband Jared of Virginia, Melissa Russell of Virginia; nine grandchildren, Kaela, Jeremiah, Joelle and Aaliyah Miles, Ryan, Jonathan, Victoria, and Ethan Finn, and Zaccheus Russell; four step-children Benjamin Corbett and wife Nora of Philadelphia, Pa., Elizabeth Corbett of Sayre, Jacqueline Howarth and husband Brett of Wilmington, N.C., Chelsea Corbett of Pittsburgh, Pa.; brother Bruce Ludwig and wife Phyllis of Candor, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Richard Ludwig.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will follow with Dr. O'Connell Miles officiating.  Interment will be private in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Valley Chorus, P.O. Box 145, Athens, PA 18810 in David's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – December 18, 2011
 

HARRY E. LUND age 64 of 30 So. Washington St., Canton Friday, Dec. 15, 1967.  Friends may call at the Morse Funeral Home, E. Main St., Canton.  Calling hours Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Donald Winstead.  Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/18/1967

LUTHER - Hiram D. Luther, 68, a retired farmer and widely known through this section of the county died 5:30 o'clock last evening at his residence in North Towanda.  Death was due to heart desease.  Mr. Luther resided in North Towanda since his retirement from farming several years ago.  Survivng are his wife  Mrs H. D. Luther, and the following children: Fred of Luther's Mills, Mrs. A.P Nichols of Waverly, George of Smithboro, Martin of North Towanda, Mrs. J.B. Overacker of Cincinnatus, NY, Mrs. Laura Luther of Syracuse, NY.  No funeral arrangements were made last night.  Jan 12, 1918.
Jan 14, 1918.

The funeral for Mr. Hiram D. Luther will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home.  He died Friday night.  Interment will be made in Oak Hill cemetery.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review.

MARTIN D. LUTHER age 84 of Towanda, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1964.  He was a member of Towanda Methodist Church.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Charlotte Cole Ennis Luther; sisters, Mrs. Bessie Overacker of Troy, Miss Lura Luther of Towanda; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.  Funeral was held Thursday at the Miller Funeral Home, Towanda, the Rev. H. Richard Welliver.  Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 1/11/1964

 

LYKENS   Passing of young Towanda woman comes as a shock to scores of friends.  Mrs. Frank Kropp, 29 years old passed  Sunday morning Jan. 12, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  She was very popular among the younger set in this community, and her passing comes as a great shock to all.  The survivors are her husband Frank Kropp; a son, Frank Jr; her parents Mr. and Mrs. Alva K. LYKENS of Altoona, PA, and a brother Max Lykens of Altoona.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon Jan. 1, at 2:30 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Jennie Kropp, 500 4th street with interment in Oak Hill cemetery.  Submitted by Reva Wagner.  Towanda Daily Review, Jan. 13, 1930.  Pall Bearers were: Harold Williams, William Marshall, Paul Shay, James Kelley, Efferinger Jackson and Bruce Jennings.  Rev J.D. Herrich officating. Jan16, 1930.


 

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