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

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Bradford County PA

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Do You Know that 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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MACDONALD –RUTH MACDONALD MCKEAN, long time Lake Wesauking summer resident, Ruth MacDonald McKean, 77, died April 18, 2004 at home in Chapel Hill, N.C. after a long illness.  Ruth was born and raised in Oxbow, Maine, one of nine children in the family of George and Isa MacDonald.  She graduated from Lee Academy in Lee, Maine, in 1945 and the University of Maine, Farmington, in 1949.  In 1952 Ruth joined the New York State Extension Service in Ithaca, N.Y. as an Extension Home economist.  It was in Ithaca that she met and married her husband, John R. O. McKean.  During their married life Ruth and John lived in the college towns of Meadville, Pa.; Geneva, N.Y.; Gambier, Ohio and Canton, N.Y. as John pursued his career as a college administrator.  Ruth focused on her family and was a committed community volunteer and member of the Episcopal Church.  In each community she lived in she served on numerous volunteer boards including the League of Women Voters and Meadville Public Library in Pennsylvania; Geneva Concerts Association, Geneva Historical Society and the Vestry of Trinity Church in Geneva, N.Y., the Knox County Symphony in Ohio and the St. Lawrence Historical Assoc. in Canton, N.Y.  She is remembered by her family as a loving mother and grandmother, a trustworthy and caring friend and an energetic and imaginative individual with a breadth of interests.  Ruth is survived by her husband, John McKean, her daughters, Janet McKean of Hillsborough, N.C. and Annalise McKean-Marcus of Ridgwood, N.J. and three grandchildren.  The family will hold a graveside memorial service on Saturday, May 29, at 10 a.m. at the Oak Hill cemetery in Towanda.  Expressions of sympathy in Ruth MacDonald McKean’s memory can be made to Lee Academy, 4 Winn Road, Lee, Maine, Attn: Assistant treasurer or to Charles House Assoc. 109 Hillcrest Ave., Carboro, N.C.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MACE - Charles C. Mace.  Funeral Services for Mr. Mace who died Tuesday afternoon at his home in Towanda Township will be held at the residence Saturday afternoon at 2 o clock.  Interment will be made in Oak Hill Cemetery.  Mr. Mace died as result of a paralysis stroke which had partly paralyzied him just one week before his death.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review Feb. 21, 1918.

 

MACHSCHEFES Waltraud Miller

 87, of Towanda, went to be with her Lord Friday morning, Oct. 12, 2012. Known to all as Wally, she was born on Sept. 15, 1925 in Berlin, Germany, the daughter of Walter Machschefes and Katherin Donner Machschefes. She graduated from Luise Henriette Lyzeum High School in Berlin and attended the private chemistry school of Doctor Hans Vogtherr. She worked at Berlin Tempelhof Airport with her sister Dorthea during the time of the Berlin Airlift, when goods and supplies were flown into the City, sustaining Berlin during the time of Communist takeover.  In 1951, Wally and her son George were sponsored by G. Harold and Myrtle Kilmer to immigrate to the United States. She settled in Liberty Corners where she assisted the Kilmer family. Harold was a farmer and former treasurer of Bradford County and Myrtle, who taught elementary school. In 1953, Wally married Thomas P. Miller, Jr., the son of the well-known Towanda funeral director, Thomas P. Miller, Sr. and Cora Miller. Wally and Tommy were blessed with the birth of twin daughters Darlene and Diane in 1954, and daughter Bonney in 1956.  She worked many years for GTE Sylvania in the analytical engineering lab until her retirement in November 1981. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Towanda and was an active member of the Critchlow Class, assisting in church dinners and fellowship. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the American Chemical Society. She had a great love for crafts and enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and weaving. She also enjoyed gardening, walking, and camping. Most of all, she enjoyed being with her family. She was a participant in the church's "Ugly Quilting" group, making quilts from scrap material and sending them to homeless people. An avid traveler in her earlier years, she made many trips to Europe with her family, often visiting Germany.  She is survived by her children: George H. Miller and his wife Anne Tichich of New York City, Darlene Munn and her husband William Munn of Bonaire, Ga., Diane White and her husband James White of Towanda and Bonney Carrancejie and her husband Francis Carrancejie of Wellington, Fla.; grandchildren Scott Spencer, Aaron Munn, Michael Carrancejie, Angela Carrancejie Spuches, Jonathan Munn, Christopher Munn, Anthony Carrancejie, Jodi Zalenski, Jeremy White and Jamie White; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  In addition to her parents, sister Dorthea, and brother Gerhardt, she was preceded in death by her husband Thomas on May 13, 1994.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 at The First United Methodist Church, Main Street Towanda, with the Rev. James Hollister officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. A luncheon for family and friends will be held at the church following the interment service. Contributions may be directed to the First United Methodist Church, 105 Main Street, Towanda, PA 18848 in Waltraud Miller's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.   Towanda Daily Review – October 13, 2012 

 

MADIGAN –JOSEPHINE ‘JO’ MEREDITH, Towanda, died November 7th 2003, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital as the result of complications from Parkinson’s disease.  Born in Towanda, she was the daughter of Ellen Scully Madigan and Michael B. Madigan.  She was a graduate of Towanda Valley High School, Class of 1930 and was a resident of Towanda all her life.  She married James Evan Meredith following graduation from high school.  Jo and Jim were married for 70 years.  Mrs. Meredith was a member of SS. Peter and Paul’s Parish and its Altar and Rosary Society for many years.  She was a loving devoted mother and grandmother and an excellent cook.  Surviving are her sister, Kate (Madigan) Watson, Canton her sister-in-law, Mrs. Robert (Mildred) Madigan, Canton; her daughters, Susan Ellen Wheeler, Mesa, AZ; and Sally Ann (Jim) Haggerty, Sayre; her beloved grandchildren, Amy Butler (Ed) Camden, Washington state; Stephen Butler, Ketchum, ID; James Evan Butler, Washington state; James (Felicia) Meredith Haggerty and Joseph (Michelle) Haggerty all of Towanda; Mary Jo (Jose) Haggerty Rubens Pereira de Souza, Brazil; Susan Ellen Haggerty, Staten Island; Michael Haggerty, Sayre; Catherine Madigan Haggerty, Titusville, FL; eight great-grandchildren, Chip and Tanner Perkins, Steven Haggerty, Meredith, Melinda and Evan Haggerty, Ana Luisa and Alexandre Pereira de Souza and James Robert Haggerty, and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her beloved husband, James Evan Meredith on August 25, 2000; two infant sons and an infant daughter; her brothers, Tom, Bill and Bob Madigan; her sister, Connie Phinney; her precious great-granddaughter Jamie Meredith Haggerty; and her devoted son-in-law, John W. Wheeler.  A private committal service was held at the convenience of the family at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, with the Rev. Vincent Langan, a friend of the family, presiding.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

 

HENRY MARKS, Former Canton Merchant Dies.  Henry Marks, who operated a clothing store here for a number of years, died at his home in New Albany Nov. 21, 1937.  He left Canton about nine months ago and was conduction a clothing store at the time of his death.  He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, the Caldwell Consistory, and the shrine at Wilkes-Barre.  He is survived by his wife; a son, Morris, at home; a daughter, Bernice, of Philadelphia; two brothers, R. L. Marks, of Danville; Joseph Marks, of Cleveland, and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Stein, of Kingston.  Funeral services were held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Towanda.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

MARYOTT - Clayton Maryott
       May 1, 2003
       Clayton M. Maryott, 83, highly-regarded Towanda Funeral Director and resident of 502 Third St.,Towanda, PA, died on Thursday, May 1, 2003  at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born March 8, 1920 in Monroeton, he was a son of the  late Clayton H. and Frances Marsh Maryott. Clayton  was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1938 and was subsequently associated with the Bradford County Assistance Office in Towanda and  the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry in Harrisburg until his entry into the U.S. Army in 1942.        During World War II, Clayton served in the European  Theatre as a T/Sgt. with the 325th Field Artillery Battalion, 84th Infantry Division. Following his honorable discharge on Jan. 28, 1946, Clayt entered  the Eckels College of Mortuary Science in Philadelphia, graduating from there on March 4, 1947.  He served his two year apprenticeship with his  father’s funeral home in Towanda and became a licensed Pennsylvania Funeral Director in 1949. In that  same year, Clayt became a partner with his father in the operation of the Maryott Funeral Home.  Following the death of his father in March of 1952,  Clayt continued the operation of the funeral home. On  April 19, 1952, he married the former Jane White, who assisted him in the operation of the Maryott-Bowen  Funeral Home until January of 1981 when he became associated with James A. Bowen o form the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home. Clayt was the fourth  generation Funeral Director of the Maryott Family to  enter the funeral profession, following his father,  Clayton H. Maryott, his grandfather, Clifford B. Maryott and his maternal great-grandfather, Joseph  Marsh.        Clayt was active in many community, civic and  fraternal organizations. His main interest in life was in his family and home.  His memberships include:  Christ Episcopal Church in Towanda; past president of  the Tri-County Funeral Directors Association;  Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association; National Funeral Directors Association; past commander of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42; Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda; past  president of the World War II, Last Man’s Club; past president of the Towanda Rotary Club and was recipient of the Paul Harris Rotary Fellowship Award; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No.  2191, Towanda; Liberty Corners Grange; Towanda Gun Club; Towanda Country Club; past president of  the Quarry Glen Club; Union Masonic Lodge No. 108 F&AM, Towanda; Union Royal Arch Chapter No. 161; Northern Commandery No. 16 Knights Templar;  Wysox IOOF Lodge No. 1152; life member of the Franklin Steam Engine Company of Towanda No. 1 and past chairman of the Bradford County Board of Assistance.        Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Jane White Maryott, at home; his daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Ronald C. Hunt of Towanda RR3; his granddaughter, Stacy C. Hunt of Towanda RR3; a sister and brother-in-law, Marian and Albert Ingerick of Wysox; a sister-in-law, Evelyn M. Maryott of  Towanda RR1; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by three sisters, Ellen  Maryott, Marie Williams and Dorothy McCleary and by his brother, William J. Maryott.        The family received friends on Saturday, May 3 from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral  Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Towanda Elks   Lodge No. 2191 held a memorial service at 6:30 p.m.  at the funeral home. A private funeral service was held at the funeral home on Sunday, with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, officiating. Interment was in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, with Towanda American Legion Post #42 according military honors.        The family suggests that memorial contributions be  made to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848 or to Memorial Hospital, One  Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 in Clayton M.  Maryott’s memory.

MARYOTT –RETHA MARYOTT TEWKSBURY, 89, widow of Vern C. Tewksbury, formerly of Mercur Hill, Wysox RR 2, and the Dar-Way Nursing Home, Forksville, Pa., died early Friday morning, March 17, 2006, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Born April 30, 1916, on the family farm in Wysox Township, she was the daughter of the late Perley C. and Emma Anderson Maryott.  Retha grew up on the family farm with her parents and 10 brothers and attended the Wysox School.  On June 1, 1957, she married Vern C. Tewksbury of Laceyville, who preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 1987.  In early years, Retha was employed by Pipher’s Diner in Wysox and was later employed by the Wysox and J. Andrew Morrow Elementary School cafeterias for 23 years until her retirement in 1981.  She was a devoted member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church for 58 years and the Wysox Prayer Circle and Sewing Society, and was a member of Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 76, Towanda. Retha enjoyed traveling, knitting, crocheting, working in her vegetable and flower gardens, and fishing in Canada.  Surviving are her stepchildren and their spouses, Karl and Zanetta Tewksbury of Towanda RR 5, Caryl Ann Wells of Milford, Pa., Anita and Robert Whipple of Towanda RR 5, and Rita and Greg McLaud of Towanda RR 5; 12 step-grandchildren, Karla T. Spencer, Sonya Tewksbury Abrams, Pamela Whipple McCloskey, Bryan R. Whipple, John P. Wells, Leigh Ann McLaud Lamb, Christopher R. McLaud, Gerald T. Wells, Kathy W. Davis, Linda W. Morse, Garth Pratt and Zanetta Pratt Foster; 28 step-great-grandchildren and two step great-great grandchildren; and several nieces nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her 10 brothers and her step-grandson Doug Pratt and step son-in-law Gerald T. Wells.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Wysox Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Roger Griffith officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Saturday morning at the church.  Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Wysox Presbyterian Church, in care of Margaret Gordon, RR 2, Box 260, Wysox, Pa. in Mrs. Tewksbury’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

MAY –DOROTHY LOUISE MAY JUDSON, 76, of Towanda RD 2, Durell, died Thursday, March 22, 1990 at her home.  Born Oct. 10, 1913, in Towanda, she was a daughter of Claude and Anna Edwards May.  On March 20, 1930 she married Howard M. Judson in Rome.  He preceded her in death on Jan. 4, 1987.  Her main interest in life was in her home and family.  She enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping, fishing and picnicking.  Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret M. and Sevelon God of Standing Stone, Barbara L. and Vernon Roloson of Durell, a daughter, Kathy M. Judson, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Clifford M. and Janice Judson of Liberty Corners; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sheila Maddox, on Sept. 2, 1985, and by six brothers and two sisters.  The funeral and committal service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MAY –HELEN MAY DICKERSON, 87, widow of Curtis L. Dickerson Jr. of 19 Mechanic St., Towanda, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Sept. 28, 1910, in Hornell, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Llewellyn and Katherine May.  Helen was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1928.  On Aug. 31, 1935, she married Curtis L. Dickerson Jr. in Mildred, Pa.  She was preceded in death by her husband on Feb. 7, 1986.  Helen served as a volunteer for the X-Ray Department of Memorial Hospital in Towanda for 37 years and also served as a volunteer for the American Red Cross Chapter in Towanda for many years until the time of her death.  She was a member of the Universalist Church in Towanda, having served as organist there for over 60 years.  As a youth, Helen played the theater organ for silent movies at the former Hales Opera House, now known as the Keystone Theatre, in Towanda. She also served as pianist for the Towanda Lions and Rotary organizations for over 50 years.  Helen was the recipient of the Towanda Rotary Club’s Paul Harris Fellowship Award and was proclaimed an honorary member of the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 First World War Last Man’s Club for her years of dedicated service.  Helen will be remembered by her many friends for her kind and gracious manner and for her willingness and dedication in helping others.  Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert L. and Sandra Dickerson of Towanda, Jon D. and Susan Dickerson of Seneca, S.C.; her grandchildren, Rhonda and Glenn Barinowski of North Augusta, S.C., Greg J. Dickerson of Kingsport, Tenn., Keith T. Dickerson of Austin, Texas, and Jennifer M. Dickerson of Monroeton; two great-grandchildren, Haley and Bryce Barinowski; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Donald D. and Helen Lamberson Dickerson of Towanda; a brother-in-law, Roger B. Dickerson of Wyalusing; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Janet and Francis Rockefeller of Towanda; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, member of the pastoral care board of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, officiating.  Interment will be private in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  There are no calling hours.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that friends truly desiring to commemorate the life of Helen May Dickerson volunteer their time and efforts to Memorial Hospital in Towanda or to an organization or charity of their choice with the spirit, enthusiasm and dedication in which Helen lived.  Those who desire to make a supportive monetary memorial are asked to remember Memorial Hospital’s X-Ray Department, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. in Helen’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.
 

 

MAYNARD Charles V. Maynard

77, of Venice, Fla., and Asylum Twp., Pa., died Friday, June 24, 2011 at Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda, Pa. Charles was born in East Rochester, N.Y. on March 31, 1934, a son of the late Claude and Bessie Vincent Maynard. He was a graduate of Athens High School class of 1954 and was subsequently employed by the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens. He later served in the U.S. Army from December 4, 1956 to December 3, 1962. On November 27, 1961, Charles married the former Sharon Johnson. He was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 33 years until his retirement.  He was a life member of B.P.O.E. 2191, Towanda, Towanda Gun Club and AmVets Post No. 312, North Port, Fla. He was also a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1308, Venice, Fla., and Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda.  Charles enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in sports, traveling, music, dancing and golf.  He is survived by his, wife of 49 years, Sharon Maynard; son and daughter-in-law, Timothy D. and April Maynard of Towanda; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela A. and Jack Young of Towanda; grandchildren Dale and Jacob Maynard, Austin Markel, Annie and Alivia Young, all of Towanda, Sara Wessels of Hilo, Hawaii, three great-grandchildren of Hilo, Hawaii; brothers Richard (Kim) Maynard of Camp Hill, Pa., Robert (Sylvia) Maynard of Ocala, Fla.; mother-in-law Hettie Johnson of Towanda; sisters-in-law Sandra (Gerald) Manchester, Carol (Ken) Hall, Louise (Dale) Dayton, Kay (Richard) Benjamin; brothers-in-law Theodore Johnson, Randy (Candy) Johnson, Chris (Billie Jo) Johnson; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Michael Maynard; sister Nancy Ruger; father-in-law Francis Johnson; and brother-in-law Dale Johnson.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the funeral service held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 p.m. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa.  The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Charles V. Maynard's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – June 26, 2011
 

 

MAYNARD Michelle Lynn Maynard Martin

47, of Rome, Pa., died Sunday evening, March 6, 2011 at the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Wendy and Brian Elliott in Sheshequin Twp., Pa., following declining health.  Michelle was born Dec. 15, 1963 in Portland, Maine, the daughter of Robert Maynard and the late Marlene Schmeckenbecher Maynard. She was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1981. Following high school, Michelle became employed by Masonite Corporation now known as Craftmaster Corporation in Wysox in the Communications Department there and continued working until failing health no longer permitted her to continue. Michelle enjoyed riding her Harley Davidson motorcycle, driving race car at Dun Hill, beading and cooking.  She is survived by: her children, Robert "Zack" Martin of New Albany, Pa., Joshua T. Martin and Courtney L. Martin both of Rome, Pa.; her father, Robert Maynard and wife Sylvia of Pensacola, Fla.; brother, Robert K. "Bobby" Maynard and wife Trina of Towanda RR 5; sister, Wendy Elliott and husband Brian of Towanda RR 5; half-sister, Amy Phillips Jenkeng of Houston, Texas; nephews, Brandon K. Elliott, Bradlee S. Elliott, Dustin Maynard and Chris Maynard; her best friend, Benita Place of Towanda, Pa.  The family will receive friends from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday evening at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral and committal service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 p.m. Friday with Pastor Josh Payne, of the Victory Church, Troy, Pa., officiating.  Interment will be private in the Oak Hill Cemetery Mausoleum, Towanda, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Memorial Hospital Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 in Michelle's memory. Towanda Daily Review – March 8, 2011
 

 

Paul D. McCABE 58, of 517 Second St. Towanda, Pa. died Saturday evening December 23, 2006 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Born February 16, 1948 in Sayre, Pa. he was the son of the late John Earl Wyghtman and Marjorie Louise McCabe.Paul was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1968 and later served in the U.S. Army. He was formerly employed by Fred Ross Painting, GTE Sylvania and Lindy Enterprises for many years. At the time of his death he was employed by DNR Steel in Wysox, Pa.Paul was a loving devoted husband, father and grandfather. He loved to attend his grandson's wrestling events. Paul was well known in the community and easily made many friends with his out-going congenial personality. He enjoyed spending time with his friends, bowling, fishing on the river, hunting, playing softball and pool.He is survived by: his wife, the former Connie L. Ham, whom he married on February 4, 1977; his children, Tammy McCabe Schultz and family of North Towanda, Pa., Clifford McCabe and family of Missouri, Paul McCabe Jr. and family of Waverly, N.Y., Melissa McCabe and D.J. Knolles of Towanda, Pa.; his foster son, Mike Strope and family; his half-sister, Jean Lent and family of Herrickville, Pa.; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Madeline and Edward Kaminski of Windham Center, Pa.; sisters-in-law, Diane Ziegler and family, Debra Ham, Louise Woodruff, Gail Waltman and family; and very special friends, Scott Miller of Towanda and David Knolles of Towanda.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Susan Alexander Mills and an uncle, Burton McCabe. The funeral service will be held Thursday Dec. 28, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Robert Martin, pastor of the Standing Stone Vesper Church, officiating.Interment will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa. with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according military honors. The family will receive friends on Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Towanda Youth Wrestling Program, in care of Jass Sheets, RR 6 Box 6157 Towanda, PA 18848 in Paul's memory.

MCCRACKEN –JANE FRIES, 87, of Harbor Place Life Care Center, Port St. Lucie, Fla., died peacefully Sunday, July 9, 2006.  Born in Towanda, Pa., Feb. 2, 1919, the daughter of Lena and Elmer McCracken.  She was married for 52 years to Frank. H. Fries, who died Jan. 15, 1990.
Jane was a member of the St. Lucie Catholic Church and the Indian Hills County Club where she was treasurer.  Jane was predeceased by her son, James "Jay" Fries, by her grandson Charles "Brad" Allen' by her sister, Mary Elizabeth Heverly, and her brother, Donald McCracken.  Jane is survived by her daughter, Ann (Paul) Allen; son Gerald (Margaret) Fries, a brother, James McCracken, sister-in-law, Marie McCracken; brother in law, Lancy Heverly; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
There will be no calling hours as the family will have a private graveside service on Monday, July 31, 2006 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  Those who wish may make a contribution in memory of Jane Fries to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, Pa., the St. Lucie Catholic Church, 425 SW Irvine St., Port St. Lucie, Fla. or a charity of your choice.  Funeral arrangements are by All County Funeral Home of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

PAUL EUGENE ‘GENE’ McCRACKEN JR., 75, of 410 Fourth St., Towanda, highly regarded resident and former mayor of Towanda, died Monday afternoon, March 25, 1991, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, following an extended illness.  Born Sept. 10, 1915, in Towanda, he was a son of the late Paul Eugene and Savana Beth  LaBarre McCracken Sr.  He was a graduated of Towanda High School, class of 1932.  On September 24, 1937, he married the former Helen Keyser.  She preceded him in death in 1974.  In early years he was employed by the W.T. Grant Co., Ruggles Clothing Store and the Patterson Screen Co. in Towanda.  He was later employed by E.I. Dupont DeNemours and Co., Towanda, until his retirement in 1977, following 40 years of service as employment supervisor with employee relations.  Mr. McCracken served as mayor of Towanda Borough from 1966 to 1974.  In 1958 he served as vice president of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology and received its highest award, the “Archey,” in 1963.  He was also a member of the Eastern States Archaeological Federation and was formerly active in public speaking for area schools and civic organizations in the field of archaeology.  Mr. McCracken was a member of Union Masonic Lodge No. 108 F&AM, Towanda, and Union Royal Arch Chapter No. 161, R.A.M., Towanda.  He was a past eminent commander of Northern Commandery No. 16 Knights Templar (1940) and past thrice illustrious master of Northern Council No. 24 Royal and Select Masons, Athens (1956).  He was also a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks No. 2191, Towanda, and the Pith-Cutter Chapter I.O.O.B.  Gene was well-known throughout Towanda and possessed many friends.  He is survived by a son, Richard J. McCracken of Towanda; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Thomas I. Flynn of Monroeton and Nancy and Kenneth W. Kintner of Endwell, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles P. and Margaret McCracken of Waynesboro, Pa.; a sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Anthony J. Lenox of Towanda; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Union Masonic Lodge No. 108, Towanda, will hold services at the funeral home Thursday at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Towanda Elks Lodge 2191 service at 6:45 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Bishop Earl Mayo of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Towanda, officiating.  Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  The family will provide its owns flowers and requests that memorials be sent to the Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191 Maintenance Fund, 929 S. Main St., Towanda, Pa. or to the Towanda Ambulance Association, in care of Gary Parks, 605 Third St., Towanda, Pa. in Mr. McCracken’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

McCRANEY –LOUISE M. CRANDALL, 81, of Sayre RR 2 died Saturday, Oct. 4, 1997, of acute leukemia at her home.  She was born in Towanda, July 9, 1916, the daughter of Albert B. and Louise Felton McCraney.  She was a graduate of Towanda High School and Drexel University.  On Sept. 5, 1940 she married Vine Crandall.  For many years she was a member of the Bradford County Child Welfare Advisory Board.  She was a member of the Advisory Committee of the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing, a member of the Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary and a former member of the Tioga Point League.  She is survived by her husband, Vine, at home; her son, Vine Crandall III of Burlington, VT; her son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Paula Crandall of Hanlon Hill, Sayre; and three grandchildren, John Patterson Crandall, Amanda Kinney Crandall and Christopher Vine Crandall, all at home.  There will be no calling hours.  Graveside services will be held at her family plot, Oak Hill cemetery, Towanda, Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Walter Swetnam of the Athens Presbyterian Church officiating.  Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens.  –Towanda Daily Review.

John Joseph McGEE, 30, of Swiftwater, PA died Monday, September 4, 1995 at Mt. Pocono, PA.  Born May 25, 1965 in Towanda, he was a son of James R. and Shirley Lewis McGee.  “Jack” was a 1983 graduate of Towanda High School and for the past six years he served as a culinary assistant at the Heidelberg Restaurant in Swiftwater.  Surviving besides his parents (Towanda RR 3) are a sister and brother-in-law, Elaine M. and Lawrence A. Elliott, Towanda; a sister, Karen L. McGee, Charleston, SC; a brother and sister-in-law, Steven M. an Diana McGee of w. Columbia, SC; paternal grandmother, Edith Ayers, Roseville, PA; a nephew and two nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins.  A mass of Christian Burial was held at SS. Peter and Paul Church in Towanda on September 7 with interment to be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  Arrangements were by the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home.  Memorials may be directed to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 23 East 26th St., New York, NY 10010 in John McGee’s memory.

McGOVERN –MARY JAYNE ‘JILL’ DUNN, 81, a life long resident of the Towanda area, died Sept. 6, 1995 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Nov. 3, 1913 in Towanda she was a daughter of the late James and Lucy A. Kennedy McGovern.  “Jill”, as she was known by her many friends, was a 1933 graduate of the Towanda High School.  Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family.  Surviving are a daughter, Lucie J. Duvall, Cleveland, OH; a grandson, Andrew B. Duvall, IV, Cleveland, OH; four brothers, John r. McGovern and Thomas K. McGovern, Towanda, Robert E. McGovern, Canton, and James McGovern, Venice, FL; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Jayne on July 2, 1965; her second husband, James “Nipp” Dunn on Dec. 26, 1986.  A private funeral service was held at the convenience of the family.  Interment was in Oak Hill cemetery, Towanda.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, Towanda.  The family suggests that memorials be directed to: Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, PA in Mary “Jill” Dunn’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

JOHN M. McGOWAN
 John M. McGowan, 25, of Towanda RD 2 in Towanda Township died August 26, 1990 as the result of a motorcycle accident in Sheshiquin Township. Born June 24, 1965 in Montgomeroy, PA, he was the son of Edward J. and Shirley Wilson Gowan Sr.  John attended schools in Towanda. He is survived by son, John Michael Johnson of New York; his mother, Shirley Wilson McGowan at home; brother, Edward J. McGowan Jr. of Wyalusing RD 1; sisters, Theresa Torres of Philadelphia, Jennie Bellows of Round Mountain, NV, Kathleen Johnson of Towanda RD 2, Jacquelin McGowan and Beth McGowan, both of Troy and Marianne McGowan of Allentown; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lillian Wilson of Bristol, MA; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by sister, Joanne McGowan and his father, Edward J. McGowan Sr. Funeral services were held August 28 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with burial to be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. (TGR, Thursday, August 30, 1990)

McINTYRE - The funeral services for Ezra McIntyre were held yesterday afternoon at the residence of C. Obenaur, 110 State Street.  It was largely attended by many of our townspeople who gathered there to pay tribute to the momeroy of a citizen who had the respect and esteem of all who knew him.  The Rev. J. D. Herrick, pastor of the Mesiah Universalist church officaited and in fitting words paid a high tribute to the character of the deceased.  The burial was made in Oak Hill cemetery.  The Pall bearers were A.S. Gordon, H.E. Rockwell, Edward Walker, W.J. Breese, John Codding and D.M. Turner.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review, 27, Feb.,1918.

McKEAN - Charles E. McKean, 51, of Cherry Street, Cheshire, Conn., died on Sunday, May 4, 2008, at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, Conn.  Charles was born Sept. 6, 1956, in Mount Kisco, N.Y. He was the son of Mary Jane Wall McKean and the late James N. McKean of Lake Wesauking, Pa., and Chappaqua, N.Y. He earned his undergraduate degree at SUNY School of Forestry and a graduate degree from SUNY in Albany.  An avid landscaper and athlete, he treasured his time at the lake with family and friends; his award-winning bonfires will be sorely missed.  He is survived by: his fiancée, Gail Huntley; his mother, Mary Jane McKean of Chappaqua and Lake Wesauking; his children, Tom J., Graham S. and Caroline J., all of Cheshire, and their mother, Sandra McKean; two sisters, Elizabeth P. McKean of Goshen, N.Y., and Tricia and her husband, Tom Huebner, of Rutland, Vt.; a brother, Jim McKean of Greenwich; cousins, Janet McKean and Annalise Marcus; an uncle, John R.O. McKean; a cousin, Harry P. Betts; and Gail’s children, Leah and Jason Rounds.  In addition to his father he was predeceased by his grandmother, Janet Passage McKean.  A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 25, at Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the American Diabetes Association, Connecticut Affiliate Inc., Industrial Park Drive, Suite 105, Middletown, Conn. 06457 in Charles E. McKean’s memory.  The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave, Towanda, is assisting Charles’ family with local arrangements.

McLINKO - Anna McLinko Lafy, 91, widow of David H. Lafy, formerly of Lanning Creek Road, Towanda RR 5, Pa., died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at the Baptist Nursing Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. She had been a resident of Pittsburgh, Pa., since moving there in 1994. Anna was born May 4, 1916 in Laquin, Pa., the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Shepko McLinko. In early years, Anna was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda. During World War II, in support of the war effort, Anna and her sister Ella Eddy were employed by the Eclipse in Elmira, N.Y. On May 7, 1942, Anna married David H. Lafy in Chemung, N.Y. Anna's main interest in life encompassed her home and family and she actively supported her husband David in the operation of his successful Towanda business, Lafy's Bar & Grill for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband David on June 4, 1986. Anna was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are: her sons, Kenneth R. Lafy and his wife Renee of Anderson S.C., Keith J. Lafy and his wife Colleen of Pittsburgh, Pa., Kurt D. Lafy of Ledgewood, N.J.; grandchildren, Cheyenne K., David K., Kendria L., Lynn R., Melinda J., Roxanne Rae, Stephanie A., and Toni Marie; great-grandchildren, Alexis, Brody, Christopher, Emily, John, Joseph, Matthew and Sydney; sisters-in-law, Patricia McLinko of Towanda and Doris Lee of Towanda; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her father, Michael in 1956; mother, Mary in 1984; grandsons, Scott Douglas Lafy in 1964 and Michael David Lafy in 1986; brothers, Peter J. McLinko in 1951, Lewis McLinko in 1988, Joseph McLinko in 1989 and Michael McLinko in 2000; sisters, Kathryn Conklin in 1983 and Ella Eddy in 2004. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Barner, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, Pa., officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association, Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional Office, 63 North Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18701, in Anna's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, 17 Feb. 2008

WILLIAM F. McNEAL, 60, of Rome, Pa., formerly of Towanda and Sayre, Pa., died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda and has gone home to be with his Lord.  Bill fought a four-moth battle with lung cancer.  He was born June 13, 1945, in Sayre, Pa., the son of John N. and Georgia Baker McNeal.  Bill attended early elementary school in Wyalusing, Pa., and moved to Towanda in 1952.  He is a graduate of Towanda High School’s class of 1963.  He enjoyed his 38-year career as an optician that began when he started being trained under the employment of Dr. W. D. Abbott, Towanda, Pa.  Through the years, Bill was also employed for Guthrie Clinic, Sayre, Pa., owner of McNeal Optical, Sayre, Pa., and currently was working at OptiKal, The Eye Guys, at the Northgate Plaza, Binghamton, N.Y. was a perfectionist and customers claim he was the best optician in his field.  Bill will be remembered for his quiet, yet quick wit, and generous personality.  His main hobbies were taking wildlife photos and carpentry work.  He was an avid hunter and earned many shooting awards while a member of the Sayre Sportman’s Club.  H is a lifetime member of the Naiad-Linta Fire Company, a licensed ham radio operator, and an AARP member.  He was also a former member of the Amateur Trapshooting Association.  Bill is survived by; his children and their spouses, Brian T. and Christine McNeal, Ithaca, N.Y., Brenda and Gregerio Marin, Miami, Fla., Barbara McNeal, York, Pa.; a step-daughter, Andrea Zurenda, Johnson City, N.Y.  His grandchildren are Justin and Chelsea McNeal, Ithaca, N.Y., and Nicole and Rachel Hines, Johnson City, N.Y.  He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Nancy M. and Gale Montgomery, Towanda, Pa.; a nephew, Aaron Montgomery, White Plains, N.Y.  He is also survived by his “lifetime blood brother,” Richard B. Lewis, Towanda, Pa.  He was predeceased by his parents.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 227 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Donn Hauser and Pastor Lloyd Vaughn of the Independent Baptist Church, Towanda, officiating.  Interment will follow in  Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Tuesday morning at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Wysox Volunteer Emergency Medical Services, P.O. Box 302 Wysox, Pa. in Mr. McNeal’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MEAD –RENA TRINE HOWELL, 86 went home to be with her Lord on July 27, 2004.  Born on Dec. 6, 1917 in Oxford, N.Y. she was the daughter of Andrew and Emma Wilcox Mead of Oxford, N.Y.  Rena graduated from Oxford High School in 1936.  She married Melvin Trine on June 25, 1936.  They owned and operated Trines Grocery Store in Wysox, for many years.  Rena retired from A&P after 30 years of faithful service.  Rena was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Port Byron, N.Y.  Rena was a kind, considerate and loving person.  She will be remembered by many people in this area.  Surviving are her husband, Robert Howell of Port Byron, N.Y.  Surviving are her husband, Robert Howell of Port Byron, N.Y. whom she married on Dec. 24, 1978; one son, Gerald Trine (Lynda) of Webster, N.Y.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn Browder (Ray) of North Palm Beach, Fla. and Margaret (Peggy) Horning (Dale) of Towanda; a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Trine of Powell; her grandchildren, Kyle Horning and Kyleen Dinelli of Towanda, Jerry, Mark, Craig, Scott and Chris Trine of Wolcott, N.Y., Teresa Markowski of Wolcott and Jim Swingle and randy Swingle of Florida and many great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son, Melvin Trine on Jan. 19, 1996; her father, Andrew in 1939; her mother, Emma Mead in August of 1970 and a sister, Mildred Spina of Towanda on May 14, 1968.  The funeral service will be held Friday, July 30 at 1 p.m. at the Audioun Funeral Home in Port Bryon, N.Y.  The committal service will be held at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda at 4:30 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

METZ Charles A. "Jerry" Metz

80, of Dalton, died Tuesday at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton, after a short illness. His wife of 40 years is Dorothea Clarice Metz. Born in Towanda, he was the son of the late Albert and Gertrude Wiggins Metz. He was a 50-year member of the First United Methodist Church of Towanda where he taught Sunday School for 22 years. He was a 1951 graduate of Towanda High School and attended Mansfield University. He served in the U.S. Army in France where he visited Metz, France, as did his father in World War I. Jerry was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Odd Fellows and Elks Club. He was a member of the Dalton Business and Professional Assoc., and served on the Dalton Sewer Authority. He also sang in the Towanda Minstrel years ago and was head chef at Our Lady of the Abingtons Chicken Bar-B-Que for many years. Prior to retirement, he worked in sales at Cresswell Drilling in Dalton. He was known as "Uncle Jerry" to all his neighbors, friends and of course relatives .Also surviving are nieces and nephews, Jacqui Benedict, who was raised with the Metz family, Robin Kevlin, Tina Bankston, and Conrad, Michael, James and Harry Metz; a brother-in-law, William Clarke, and his wife Patricia; a sister-in-law, Lois Fuller and her husband, James; numerous other nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the First United Methodist Church of Towanda, 103 Main St., Towanda. Interment with military honors will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home & Cremation Svc., 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dalton Fire Co., 10 S. Turnpike Road, Dalton, PA 18414; or Our Lady of the Abingtons, 700 W. Main St., Dalton, PA 18414; or Dalton Community Library, 113 E. Main St., Dalton, PA 18414.  Towanda Daily Review – September 25, 2013

 

MILLER –HAZEL E. JENNINGS, 82, of the Towanda-Monroeton Road, Towanda RD 4, died early Wednesday morning, March 28, 1990, at the Skilled Nursing Unit at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born June 6, 1907 in Colley Township, Sullivan County, she was a daughter of Frank S. and Amanda Landback Miller.  She was a graduate of Towanda High School and the Meekers Business School of Elmira.  During the 1930’s and 1940’s she was employed at the Bradford County Courthouse in Towanda.  She was an active and dedicated member of the Towanda First United Methodist Church and was a charter member of the Ritchblow class there.  Before her health began to fail, she was one of the original members of the Towanda Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Towanda Womens’ Club and the V.F.W. Auxiliary.  Surviving are her husband, Charles H. Jennings,  at home; two daughters and sons-in-law; Shirley and John Mancuso of Mansfield; Sandra J. and Kenneth Glosenger of Ulster; two sons; Rexford B. Eastabrook of Monroeton; Robert L. Jennings of Midlothian, Va.; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law; Mary and John Coliskey of Tunkhannock; brother and sister-in-law, Clyde H. and Jean Miller, of Towanda; a brother, John H. Miller of Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Florence Miller.  The family will receive friends, from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Maryott-Bowen, Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. William H. Wassell, her pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  The family suggests memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church, Main Street, Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. Jennings’ memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MILLS –VERAL MILLS SHIPMAN, 93 of 15 Pratt Ave., Towanda, Pa. died Sunday morning, Nov. 19, 1995 at the Bradford County Manor.  Born Aug. 25, 1902 in Alderson, Pa. she was a daughter of the late William and Julia Welker Mills.  Vera attended the Towanda schools and in early years was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda.  On March 10, 1925 she married Eugene Benedict Shipman.  On March 10, 1995 they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.  Following retirement in 1968, Mr. and Mrs. Shipman spent their winter months in Florida and their summers in Towanda.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene on March 14, 1995.  Vera was a member of the North Towanda United Methodist Church.  Surviving are: a son and daughter-in-law, Douglas Garth and Phyllis Shipman of Athens RR1; a daughter and son-in-law, Naomi Shipman Peters and David T. Peters of Sanford, N.C.; grandchildren, Garth and Natalie Shipman of Mifflinberg, Pa., Michael E. and Karen Shipman of Knoxville, Pa.; step-grandchildren, Sara and Edward Berry of Williamsport, Pa., David and Sue Peters of Houston, Texas, Emilie Peters of Dallas, Pa., Holly and Jeffrey Hirst of Boone, N.C., Jeffrey and Lisa Peters of Shavertown, Pa.; four great-grandchildren; Emily, Hannah, Isaiah and Michael-Anthony Shipman; eight step-great-grandchildren, David and Jimmy Berry, Brian, Karen, Christine, Nichole, Kaitlyn and Dalton Peters; a sister, Marian Goodstal of Monroeton; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by three sons; Richard Mills Shipman in 1926, Gary Arthur Shipman in 1934, Neil Eugene Shipman in 1954.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 22, 1995 at 11 a.m. at the North Towanda United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ruby Harkness and the Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating.  Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  The family will receive friends Wednesday one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  –Towanda Daily Review

MISHLER - Emma Mishler Heath, 93, of 603 William St., Towanda, died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born March 21, 1912, in Trenton, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Charles Taylor Mishler and Elizabeth VanDyke Blaisdell Mishler. Emma was a 1930 graduate of Towanda High School. On Nov. 19, 1930, she married Robert M. Heath, who preceded her in death on March 15, 1980. During World War II, Emma was employed by the Eclipse in Elmira, N.Y. Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family. Surviving are her two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Heath Jr. and Shirley Heath of Binghamton, N.Y., and Paul Heath and Vicki Heath of Stevensville; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, is assisting Emma’s family with the arrangements. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, Pa. 18848, in Emma’s memory.

MONAHAN HILDA M. SCHMECKENBECHER, 80, well-known area businesswoman of Wysox, died October 4, 2002 to go home with the Lord.  Born January 8, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Harriett Northrup Monahan.  She was the owner and operator of the Wayside Inn (Bucket of Blood) in Towanda Township for over 44 years.  She attended the Wysox Presbyterian Church and was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 Auxiliary, Monroeton Rod and Gun Club, and the Wysox Ambulance Association.  Mrs. Schmeckenbecher enjoyed working in her yard, amongst her flowers, and cooking, traveling, raising Polled Herefords and spending time with her canine companion, “Rosie”.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and David McFarlane, Phoenix, AZ; daughter, Marlene Maynard, Towanda; a son, Charles W. Schmeckenbecher, Towanda; granddaughters; Sherie Weiss, Canton; Michelle Martin and her husband, J.B., Rome; Wendy Elliott and her husband, Brian, Towanda; her grandsons, Stephen Schmeckenbecher and his wife, Angie, Wysox; Robert K. Maynard, Towanda, and Scott Schmeckenbecher and his wife Gwen, Athens; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Carlyle “Toad” and Edna Monahan, Arcadia, Fl; a sister, Bethelda “Betty” Knapp, Arcadia; sister-in-law, Marilyn “Christine” Monahan, Arcadia; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her special caregivers, Pauline Edsall, Betty Lewis Angie Schmeckenbecher and Margaret Allen.  She was preceded in death by her husband Charles K. Schmeckenbecher, in December of 1968.  The funeral and committal services were held October 76h at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, with the Rev. Thomas A. Geiger, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda, officiating.  The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the Wysox EMS Box 302, Wysox, PA or to Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA in Mrs. Schmeckenbecher’s name.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.  (Buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.)

FRANCES D. MONTANYE, 92, of Towanda died Friday evening, April 7, 2000, at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Nov. 11, 1907, in Towanda, she was the second daughter of the late Frank D. and Helen D. Tracy Montanye.  Both of her parents were lifelong residents of Towanda, where her father maintained a jewelry store founded in 1840 by his grandfather W.A. Chamberlin and located on Main Street opposite the courthouse.  The family lived in a spacious apartment on the second and third floors over the store in the building erected by Mr. Chamberlin.  After attending both private and public schools in Towanda, Frances graduated from Towanda High School in 1925, following which she attended Wells College, Aurora-on-Cayuga, NY.  Being especially fond of sports and athletics, she played on various basketball, tennis, track and field, and hockey – during her high school and college years.  Initially she was employed as a member of the staff of the Bradford County Department of Public Assistance.  She left the position after the outbreak of World War II to enter the U.S. Naval Service as a W.A.V.E. officer candidate.  She attended the U.S. Naval Reserved Midshipmen’s School at Northampton, Mass., and upon graduation was commissioned an ensign.  Having been trained in communications and naval intelligence, she was assigned to the U.S. Naval Communications Stations, office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.  She remained at this post until after the end of the war and was honorably discharged on Aug. 13, 1946, with the rank of lieutenant (Senior Grade).  She remained a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve, subject to recall to active duty in an assigned mobilization billet in the event of future hostilities.  Frances resumed her civilian career, remaining in Washington and fulfilling a position on the staff of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives for a number of years.  Subsequently she was employed as a congressional assistant in the office of the Hon. Edith Hourse Rogers of Massachusetts.  Upon the death of Congresswoman Rogers, Frances held a similar position in the office of the Hon Herman T. Schnecebeli, member of Congress from Pennsylvania.  Frances retired in 1970.  She spent 26 ½ years in Washington, forming many friendships and enjoying the cultural advantages the city had to offer.  Nevertheless, she was happy to return to her hometown of Towanda to rejoin her family, relatives and friends, whom she had been seeing only briefly when on leave or vacation.  As a lifelong member of Christ Episcopal Church in Towanda she served it at different times in a number of ways – as Sunday school teacher, member of the choir and the Altar Guild, member of the Vestry, and senior warden.  She enjoyed active membership in a number of organizations and clubs, including the George Clymer Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution; the 20th Century Club; and the Towanda Country Club, of which her father was a charter member.  Surviving are cousins Suzanne and Edward Kulick of Wysox RR 2 and Ulilla and John Costello of Moretown, Vt.  Friends may call on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  A requiem Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at 11 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, Main Street, Towanda, with the Rev. Maureen Hipple, rector as celebrant.  Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  Friends who wish may direct memorial contributions to Christ Episcopal Church, 1 Main St., Towanda, Pa. in Frances’ memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MONTGOMERY –DOROTHY M. ALEXANDER, 80, wife of Emery L. Alexander of 207 Chestnut St., Towanda, died Tuesday morning, April 6, 1999, at the Blake Hospital, Bradenton, Fla.  Born Aug. 11, 1918, in Towanda, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Almeda Bailey Montgomery.  Dorothy was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1937.  On Nov. 7, 1942, she married Emery L. Alexander at her parents’ home in Towanda.  In early years, Dorothy was employed by the Hoffman’s Department Store and Boyle’s Store in Towanda.  She was later employed by the Towanda Area School District for many years before retiring in 1977.  Mr. and Mrs. Alexander spent their winter months for the past 22 years at the Golf Lakes’ Mobile Estates in Bradenton, Fla.  She was a member of the Towanda First United Methodist Church and Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 Auxiliary.  Surviving are her husband Emery L. Alexander, at home, two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Jerry Sivers of RR 2, Montrose, Pa., and Sharon and Paul Horinka of Reading, Pa.; a grandson and his wife, David M. and Jodi Blascak of Wysox; a grandson, Brian C. Horinka of Reading, Pa.; and tow great-grandsons, Mitchell and Kyle Blascak.  The funeral service will be held Monday, April 12, 1999, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the Towanda First United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Oak Hill cemetery, Towanda.  The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the First United Methodist Church, 105 Main St., Towanda, Pa. or to the Towanda Public Library 104 Main St., Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. Alexander’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
 

 

MORAN Inez Moran Lewis

85, of 223 Lombard St., Towanda, Pa., died Monday morning Oct. 17, 2011 at her home following declining health. Inez was born March 17, 1926 in Towanda, Pa. the daughter of Hart T. Moran and Nellie Mulcahy Moran. In early years, she was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda and was later employed by the Towanda Area School District for many years until her retirement.  Surviving are her sisters, Sandra Morgan of Derby, Conn., Kathleen Hackett of Philadelphia, Pa. and Ellen McKeon of Mountain Top, Pa., and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Hugh Lewis, on Sept. 24, 1988, a son, Donald Lawrence Lewis, on Oct. 18, 2006, an infant daughter, Elizabeth Ann Lewis, in 1965, a sister, Jane Jackson, and brothers Richard, Ted and Joe Moran.  A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa. with Rev. James Hollister, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating.  The family suggests that contributions may be directed to Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 or to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in memory of Inez Moran Lewis. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review – October 19, 2011
 

 

MOSCRIP   George A. Moscrip, 53, formerly of the Colonial Towers, Towanda, Pa., died Wednesday evening, April 19, 2006, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Born Dec. 28, 1952, in Sayre, Pa. he was a son of Ruth Stevens Moscrip and the late Andrew S. Moscrip.  In earlier years, George worked on the Vern Alderson Farm in LeRaysville. He was later employed by Serve Inc. in Monroeton for many years.  George attended the Monroeton United Methodist Church. In younger years, George loved fishing, especially at the family cabin in Canada with his mom and dad. He later enjoyed old movies, bingo and meeting new friends.  He is survived by his mother, Ruth S. Moscrip of the Colonial Towers, Towanda, and several cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew S. "Tom" Moscrip, on Jan. 18, 1978, and by his brothers, Robert S. Moscrip, on Nov. 12, 1990, and Fred W. Moscrip, on March 1, 1998.  A memorial service will be announced at a later date.  Arrangments are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. There are no calling hours. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, attention: director of planned giving, 3300 E. Sunset Drive, Tucson, Ariz. 85718, or to the charity or organization of one's choice in George's memory.

LOUISE JEAN MOSHER, 82, of the Colonial Towers, Towanda, Pa., died Monday evening May 16, 2005 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital in Towanda, after a courageous battle with cancer.  Born November 4, 1922 in Towanda, she was the daughter of the late John M. and Mary Snell Mosher.  Louise attended the Scranton School for the Deaf.  Louise was employed by Sylvania Electric in Towanda during World War II. She later worked at the Berlinger Silk Mill, Towanda Textiles, Herman Rynveld Corp., Charis Corp. and the Towanda Corsett Corp.  She retired from the Housekeeping Dept. of Towanda Memorial Hospital after 20 years of service.  Louise enjoyed swimming, boating, walking, and spending time with family.  She particularly loved doing all sorts of crafts and dressing dolls with homemade crocheted outfits which she gave to her friends.  Louise was a great inspiration to all.  She is survived by her sister, Irene Potter of Endicott, N.Y.; her sister and brother-in-law, Beatrice and Fred Bump of Towanda; two nephews, Robert Braddock of Towanda and Robert Potter of Connecticut; a niece, Susan Potter of Endicott, N.Y.  Louise was preceded in death by a sister, Regina Mosher on Sept. 11, 1926; her mother, Mary Mosher on Feb. 27, 1968; her father, John Mosher on June 3, 1969 and a special nephew, Gary Bump on March 10, 1973.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 20, 2005 at the Independent Baptist Church on Cherry St., Towanda, Pa. with Pastor Donn Hauser officiating.  Interment will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Towanda.  The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday at the church.  The family will provide their own flowers and requests that memorial contributions be directed to the Independent Baptist Church, Cherry St., Towanda, Pa. in Louise Jean Mosher’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

LOUISE JEAN MOSHER, of the Colonial Towers, Towanda, Pa., died Monday evening May 16, 2005 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital in Towanda, after a courageous battle with cancer.  Born November 4, 1922 in Towanda, she was the daughter of the late John M. and Mary Snell Mosher. Louise attended the Scranton School for the Deaf. Louise was employed by Sylvania Electric in Towanda during World War II. She later worked at the Berlinger Silk Mill, Towanda Textiles, Herman Rynveld Corp., Charis Corp. and the Towanda Corsett Corp. She retired from the Housekeeping Dept. of Towanda Memorial Hospital after 20 years of service. Louise enjoyed swimming, boating, walking, and spending time with family. She particularly loved doing all sorts of crafts and dressing dolls with homemade crocheted outfits, which she gave to her friends. Louise was a great inspiration to all.  She is survived by her sister, Irene Potter of Endicott, N.Y., her sister and brother-in-law, Beatrice and Fred Bump of Towanda; two nephews, Robert Braddock of Towanda and Robert Potter of Connecticut; a niece, Susan Potter of Endicott, N.Y. Louise was preceded in death by a sister, Regina Mosher on Sept. 11, 1926; her mother, Mary Mosher on Feb. 27, 1968; her father, John Mosher on June 3, 1969; and a special nephew, Gary Bump on March 10, 1973. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday May 20, 2005 at the Independent Baptist Church on Cherry St., Towanda, Pa. with Pastor Donn Hauser officiating. Interment will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Towanda. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday at the church. The family will provide their own flowers and requests that memorial contributions be directed to the Independent Baptist Church, Cherry St., Towanda, Pa. 18848 in Louise Jean Mosher’s memory. Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MOULTHROP - Mrs. Louise Moulthrop White formerly of Monroeton, died
Wednesday morning at the age of  87.  Mrs. White was born July 20, 1873, in Towanda.  She and her late husband, Nathan, owned and operated a general store in Monroeton for years, and were held in high regard in that community.  Anumber of years ago she moved to Rome.  She was a member of the Monroeton Methodist Church and of the Monroeton Repast Grand.  Surviving are a step-daughter, Mrs. Harold Cranmer, of Apa;achin, NY; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Whalen of Towanda; three grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  Private funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m at the Maryott Funeral Home, York Avenue, with the Rev. Burton Williams, pastor of the Monroeton Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery at the convenience of the family.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review 1961.

MUNKITTRICK   James Patrick Munkittrick, 51, of Towanda RR4, Towanda Twp., Pa., died Sunday, March 21, 2010, at his home.  Jim was born July 12, 1958 in Towanda, Pa., the son of Milton W. Munkittrick and Norma SMITH Munkittrick.  He was a graduate of Towanda Area High School Class of 1976 and while in high school was a member of the wrestling team in which he was undefeated with an 18-0 record. While attending high school, Jim also worked on the farms of Bill Hollenback and the Barrett Century Farm.  He later attended Mansfield University and in early years was employed by Conrail in Sayre and by Towanda Borough. He was later employed by Masonite Corporation in Wysox. Jim was a member of the Towanda Gun Club and the Monroeton Rod and Gun Club. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and spending time with his friends. He was an active member of the Strickland Softball Team and the Sullivan Roofing Softball Team who were National Modified Softball Champions. Jim was voted to the All American Amateur Softball Hall of Fame in Oklahoma as a catcher. Jim formerly served as a Towanda Little League Coach and was a PIAA softball and baseball umpire.  He is survived by: his children, Jennifer Hibbert and her husband Chris of Canton, Pa., Stephanie Aeppli and her husband Kevin of Stevensville RR 1, Pa., Stephen Munkittrick of Towanda RR6, Pa. and Erica Gilbert; grandchildren, Levi and Logan Cole, Haley Hibbert, Nolan and Kasen Aeppli and Lynsie Munkittrick; parents: Milton W. and Norma Smith Munkittrick of Towanda, Pa.; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Gary VanDeWeert of Towanda RR 2, Pa.; brothers and sisters-in-law: Donald and Brenda Munkittrick of Monroeton, Pa., David and Renee Munkittrick of Hornbrook, Towanda RR 5, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his brother, William Munkittrick in 1977.  The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday evening, March 24, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Towanda Oak Hill Cemetery Association in care of Jean Miller, 602 S. Fourth St., Towanda, PA 18848, in James Patrick Munkittrick's memory.

 

MUNKITTRICK Milton William "Milt" Munkittrick

84, well-known local radio sportscast veteran and life-long resident of Towanda, Pa., died early Tuesday morning, Jan. 29, 2013 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  "Milt" was born Oct. 12, 1928 in Towanda, one of six children of Herbert and Mary Dohoney Munkittrick. Milt's father died of a heart attack on April 14, 1933 and his mother was left to raise the family on her own in their home across the street from the original Towanda High School. His passion for sports began at the age of 7 as he spent many hours at the school and football field improving his athletic skills. During high school, Milt excelled in playing Towanda football, basketball and baseball and was a member of the 1946 undefeated and untied football team, 3-year basketball champions and the District 4 championship baseball team which gained 35 wins in succession and 3 league championships.  Milt was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1947 and then attended Mansfield University in 1948 where he joined the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. In 1950, he was called to active duty with the Marine Corps during the Korean War and returned to Towanda in 1952 following completion of his military service. On Sept. 9, 1950 he married his high school sweet heart, the former Norma Smith.  Milt worked various jobs in the area and was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 34 years until his retirement in 1990. He actively coached local sports; football, basketball, baseball, softball, Little League, Senior League, American Legion and Town League for many years and refereed basketball games for 20 years. Milt was coach for the Strickland's Modified Softball Team which won the Pennsylvania State Championship in 1986 and was honored with a 35 game winning streak. Milt began his sports broadcast career which would eventually last for 36 years on WTTC Radio in Towanda in 1972 and continued with WATS-WAVR Radio when the station was purchased by WATS Broadcasting Inc. until his retirement in 2008. Milt and his wife Norma enjoyed spending their winter months in Florida attending spring training games for many years.  He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Norma Smith Munkittrick, at home; children Donald Munkittrick and wife Brenda of Monroeton, Linda VanDeWeert and husband Garry of Towanda and David Munkittrick and wife Renee of Towanda; grandchildren Melanie McGuire, Mark Munkittrick, Tommy Munkittrick, Heather Rinus, Kevin Clark, Jen Hibbert, Stephanie Aeppli, Stephen Munkittrick and Kiona Munkittrick and numerous great-grandchildren; his brother and sister-in-law Robert E. and Shirley Munkittrick of Sayre; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, many good friends and his beloved canine companion, Jack.  In addition to his father, Herbert, he was preceded in death by his mother Mary Munkittrick on July 12, 1982; sons William "Billy" Munkittrick on Sept. 5, 1977, James Munkittrick on March 21, 2010; sisters Marguerite Rockefeller on April 15, 1962, Doris "Dot" Rockefeller on June 12, 1990, Phyllis Haines on Feb. 5, 2002 and brother Herbert Munkittrick on Feb. 10, 1983.  The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be directed to the Oak Hill Cemetery Association, in care of Jean Miller, Treasurer, 602 S. Fourth St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Milton William Munkittrick's memory. Towanda Daily Review - January 30, 2013

 

MURPHY –ELLEN E. MURPHY TURRELL, well known Wyalusing resident, died on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Ellen was born in Sayre, the daughter of the late LeRoy V. & Elizabeth McPherson Murphy, and graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School and Syracuse University.  She taught English, English Literature and public speaking at both the high school and college levels.  Her success could always be measured by the respect and admiration of her students.  She taught in the Adirondacks, West Chester County and in Waverly, N.Y.  She also taught at Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y. for several years.  In Pennsylvania, she taught at the Wyalusing Valley High School and retired from the Blast Intermediate Unit #17.  Ellen was a member of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church and was a member of the D.A.R. and the Bradford County Republican Committee.  She was a former member of the Penn State Republican Committee and represented the State Committee at two national conventions in New Orleans and in Dallas, Texas.  Ellen enjoyed her magnificent flower garden as well as bird watching and identify their species.  She is survived by her husband, G. Henry Turrell at home; brothers-in-law, Edwin E. Turrell of St. Helena, Ca., and Richard H. Turrell of Tequesta, Fla.; and by several cousins.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 2, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home at 1 Grovedale Lane in Wyalusing.  A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 3, at the funeral home with the Rev. Barry R. Ballard, her pastor and the Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Starzer and the Rev. William Parsons, former pastors, officiating.  Interment will be in the family lot in Oak Hill cemetery, Towanda.  The family will provide the flowers.  Memorials can be directed to the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 25, Wyalusing, Pa., the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, Pa. or the charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review

MURPHY –MRS. ELLEN E. MURPHY TURRELL, well known Wyalusing resident, died on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Ellen was born in Sayre, the daughter of the late LeRoy V. & McPherson Murphy, and graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School and Syracuse University.  She taught English, English Literature and public speaking at both the high school and college levels.  Her success could always be measured by the respect and admiration of her students.  She taught in the Adirondacks, West Chester County and in Waverly, N.Y.  She also taught at Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y. for several years.  In Pennsylvania, she taught at the Wyalusing Valley High School and retired from the Blast Intermediate Unit #17.  Ellen was a member of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church and was a member of the D.A.R. and the Bradford County Republican Committee.  She was a former member of the Penn State Republican Committee and represented the State Committee at two national conventions in New Orleans and in Dallas, Texas.  Ellen enjoyed her magnificent flower garden as well as bird watching and identifying their species.  She is survived by her husband, G. Henry Turrell, at home; brothers-in-law, Edwin E. Turrell of St. Helena, Ca., and Richard H. Turrell of Tequesta, Fla.; and by several cousins.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 2, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home at 1 Groverdale Lane in Wyalusing.  A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 3, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Barry R. Ballard, her pastor, and the Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Starzer and the Rev. William Parsons, former pastors, officiating.  Interment will be in the family plot in Oak Hill cemetery, Towanda.  The family will provide the flowers.  Memorials can be directed to the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 25, Wyalusing, PA, the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, Pa. or the charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review.

NESBIT –GERTRUDE NESBIT KELLEY, age 89 of 12921 County Creek Road, Poway, California, formerly of Towanda and Elmira, NY, died Saturday afternoon, October 26, 1996, at her home.  Born December 14, 1906 in Rummerfield, PA, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Corabelle Swackhammer Nesbit.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Regis J. Kelly, on November 2, 1982, Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, William L. and Sallie Kelley of Sayre; a daughter, Elaine Ward of Elmira Heights, NY; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Edward Lapating with whom she resided of Poway, CA; 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edna  Bagley of Towanda and Marjorie Barnes of Wysox; her sister-in-law, Esther Pipher of Wysox; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by three sisters, Florence Shaffer, Dora O’Neil and Mary Kisner; and a brother, George Nesbit.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, October 31, 1996 at 1:00 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Benjamin L. Lentz, Rector of the Church of Redeemer, Sayre, officiating.  Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, PA.  The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and also one hour prior to the funeral service, Thursday afternoon at the funeral home.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

NEWELL –ADELAIDED NEWELL MILLER, 84, of Richmond, Va., died June 14, 1998, at Retreat Hospital.  She served as housemother at the College of William and Mary, Grace Hospital in Richmond and Richmond Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. Miller was the widow of Robert Jackson Miller of Rural Retreat, Va.  A native of Towanda, Pa., she lived in Rural Retreat, Va., following her marriage, then in St. Petersburg, Fla., and finally in Richmond for 10  years.  She was a member of the Over-Fifty Club, the Senior Center of Richmond and the Women’s Circle at the Second Presbyterian Church.  An accomplished musician who studied at the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music, she assisted in services at the Confederate Home and the Windsor nursing home in Richmond and played the piano frequently was played the piano frequently at Tabernacle Baptist Church.  She was predeceased by her parents, Henry Passmore Newell and Bertha Everland Newell of Towanda, Pa.;  and her brother, Henry Newell of East Orange, N.Y.  She is survived by two daughters, Mary Gail Miller of Silver Springs, Md. And Suzanne Weiskopf, son-in-law, Walt D. Weiskopf, and grandson, James Newell Weiskopf – all of Pacific Palisades, Calif.;  two nephews, David Newell of Louisiana and William F. Bedwell of Richmond; and a cousin and close friend, Patricia P. Hickin of Richmond.  She is also survived by her devoted caregiver, Estella Branch of Richmond and a close friend, Frances Joyner of Richmond.  Memorial services will be held at the Taernacle Baptist Church, 19255 Grove Ave., Richmond, Va., at 2:30 p.m., Friday, June 19.  At a later date her ashes will be buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa.  Memorial Contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society.  –Towanda Daily Review.

NORCONK –NEULAH NAOMA PUTNAM, age 91, of 236 Poplar St., Towanda, died peacefully at Robert Packer Hospital on Monday evening, Sept. 5, 2005, to be with her Lord after a long-fought battle with aplastic anemia, during which she never lost her will to live an active and full life and to be with her family.  Neulah was born in Wyalusing on Jan. 28, 1914, the daughter of the late Henry J. and Mary (Mae) Norconk  She was a graduate of Wyalusing High School, where she played on the basketball team and was a member of the school orchestra.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Towanda, for close to 60 years.  She taught Sunday school for many years and was an active member of the choir and bell choir until her health prevented her from continuing.  She also had serviced the church as a deacon.  Neulah loved life and was not only active in the church, but loved music and spending time with her family and their activities, which she would not allow her illness to prevent.  She was always continually thankful of all her very special neighbors and friends, who were so thoughtful and caring in their concerns for her and her well being.  She married Robert “Bob” Putnam on Feb. 28, 1933, and they were together more than 50 years until his death in October of 1988.  Neulah was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; her sisters, Ruth and Lydia; and her brother, Wood.  She is survived by her devoted daughter, Sally Putnam-Jurnack; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Peggy Putnam of Towanda; a nephew, Jim Norconk; four grandchildren, Joy Jurnack, David and his wife, Mary Jurnack, Jennifer and her husband, SSgt. Jim Seymour and Brian Putnam; seven great-grandchildren, Stephen, Kathryn and Kevin Jurnack, Emily and Sophey Dewell, and Benjamin and Kamdyn Seymour.  A private funeral service will be held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Michael Hughes, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Towanda, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Court Street, Towanda, Pa. in Neulah’s memory.  Neulah’s family wishes to extend heartfelt appreciation to the Rev. Michael Hughes; Dr. Panit Sirvatana; Sue Demico and the dedicated staff and nurses of the Guthrie Hematology and Oncology Department, Fifth Floor Main; as well as to Michele Naugle and her staff of Guthrie Hospice, who never tired in their support of Neulah and her family. –Towanda Daily Review.

NORTHRUP –MRS. JENNY BLEND, 64, of Sayre, formerly of Towanda.  Saturday, Feb. 28, 1948.  Survived by brothers, Ira Northrup of Athens, Fred Northrup of Milan; sons, William and Ray of Towanda, Robert of Sayre, Donald of Athens and Dean of Tennessee; daughters, Mrs. Edward Alloway of Sayre, Mrs. Carl Dew of Tunica, Miss.; 13 grandchildren.  Funeral 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at home of son, Ray Blend.  Rev. Paul Brown.  Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/1/1948

OBERG    Jenny C. Oberg, 96, of Towanda died Easter Sunday, April 11, 2004, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Jenny was born in Axelsvig, Sweden, on May 20, 1907, one of 13 children. On Nov. 23, 1929, she married Harry J. Oberg in Riverhead, Long Island, N.Y. in 1947 Mr. And Mrs. Oberg moved to Towanda to make their home.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years on April 12, 1991.  Jenny took pride in taking care of her family. She enjoyed baking and sewing for her family and many friends. She also enjoyed working outdoors in her flower  gardens.   Surviving are: her son and daughter-in-law, Burt H. Oberg and Regina E. Oberg of Towanda, RR 4; three grandchildren, Tom Oberg of Elmira, N.Y., Kathryn Vanderpool and her husband, Tracy Vanderpool, of Towanda, and Karen Delamater and her husband, Donnie Delamater, of Towanda; and four great-grandchildren, Jed J. Delamater and his fiance, April Beauman, Travis L. Delamater, Janae M. Vanderpool and Caleb L. Vanderpool, all of Towanda.  A private memorial and burial service will be held at the convenience of the family.Interment will be in the Oak Hill cemetery, Towanda.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  There are no calling hours.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to: The Manor, RR 3, Box 322, Troy, Pa. 16947, in Jenny C. Oberg's memory.

O'NEILL  Kopietzki, Marlene Freya "Mimi"  (Nee O'Neill). 65, wife of Otto Richard Kopietzki of Fox Point, WI and Townada, PA, died April 22, 2006 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda PA. Mimi was a graduate of Episcopalian Medical Center School of Nursing in Philadelphia, PA and served as a surgical nurse at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, PA for several years. She later served as Supervising Nurse of Surgery at Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco, CA for a number of years. Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Otto; Her daughter and son-in-law Kirstin F. MOSS and Kenneth MOSS of Irvine, CA; Her son and daughter-in-law Stephen N. KOPIETZKI and Anna KOPIETZKI of Paris, France; Her grandchildren Henry KOPIETZKI III and Ava Marguerite KOPIETZKI; Several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be held Tuesday April 25, 2001 at 1:30PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, Main St. Towanda, PA. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, PA. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimers Association, Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional Office, 63 North Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18707 in Marlene O'Neill Kopietzki's memory.

 

OSBORNE Elizabeth Jane Osborne Towner

of Sayre, our beloved sister and aunt died at ElderWood, Waverly, N.Y. on Oct. 27, 2012.  She was born May 6, 1923, the daughter of the late Sidney Clyde and Sarah Leona Brown Osborne. Elizabeth was a graduate of the Athens High School class of 1941.  She was married to Hershey J. Towner, July 12, 1958 and they resided in Towanda for twenty-six years. She worked at various executive secretarial engineering positions, retiring from GTE Products (Sylvania) as the Executive Secretary in Engineering on Feb. 1, 1976.  When she and her husband retired, they continued their camping travels, which they both so loved. They were able to spend winters in Florida and had traveled with camping friends to many places in the U.S. They also were both top bowlers and played in competitions. Both were active in lodge work.  Elizabeth was a member of the Lady Griffin Rebekah Lodge from July 1941 to November 1993. She was a member of the Past Noble Grand and received the Degree of Chivalry in Allentown. She was also a member of Athens-Sayre Senior Citizens.  Her nieces remember her as the historian and record keeper of the family. Her amazing memory for details and events that happened in the valley and the family and her meticulous organizational skills were remarkable. Her prized possession was an album of her life which her niece, Elizabeth, had put together from tapes she had recorded.  She was predeceased by her husband Hershey "Pat" on Oct. 20, 1984, her brothers Clyde Myron, Edgar Merle, and Guy Osborne. She was also predeceased by a step-son John Garth Towner who was killed in Vietnam in 1965 and step-daughter Susan Towner Mitchell who resided in Harrisburg.  Elizabeth is survived by her close sister, Helen L. Corl of Athens; her nieces, Linda Corl (Gene) Daugherty of VanEtten, N.Y., Elizabeth Jane Corl (John) Lewis of Summerville, S.C., Jill Corl (Jack) Donlin of Wesley Chapel, Fla., Donna Jean (Charles) Merrick of Kans.; Patricia (Lou) Osborne Martin of Waverly, N.Y., Bonnie (Harry) Campbell of Athens, Cynthia (Cliff) Cheeks of Sayre and Holly (Gary) Fairbanks of Athens; nephew Edgar Jr. (Darlene) Osborne of Ariz.; and many grand-nieces and grand-nephews.  She will be buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery alongside her husband, Pat, Towanda.  Those who wish to remember Elizabeth can make memorials to the: Area Agency on Aging, 701 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848.   Towanda Daily Review – October 29, 2012

 

J. LAWRENCE OVERPECK, 57, Box 45, Towanda died Friday, January 13, 1984 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Mr. Overpeck was born on February 6, 1926 in Towanda the son of John and Georgianna Westbrook Overpeck.  He retired as a custodian for the Towanda Area School District.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Timothy (Martha) Wilcox of Canton RD 1 and Mrs. Jeff (Kathryn) Bower of Morris Run; three grandchildren and one brother, Paul Overpeck in California.  Memorial services will be held today at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Edward F. Ayers, pastor of the Canton Calvary Alliance Church officiating at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review (Buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda) 

 

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