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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Orange Hill Cemetery, Athens Township, Bradford County, PA 
Obituaries

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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by Joyce M. Tice
Orange Hill Cemetery Listing

 

 

Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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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. 
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business. 

All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice (JoyceTice@aol.com) 


DAVID ALLEN, 54, of Athens, died December 1, 2001.  Born in Sayre, March 9, 1947 the son of the late Dr. Wayne Allen and his mother Katherine Powers Allen.  He was a 1963 graduate of Athens High School, also, graduated from the Valley Forge Military Academy Junior College in 1967, attended the University of Miami from 1968-1969 and graduated from Simmons School of Mortuary Science in 1975.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, attached to NATO Forces.  He retired in 1999 from the Ingersoll Rand Company after 22 years of employment.  He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle.  He was a member of the South Mountain Hunting Camp.  He was predeceased by his father, Dr. Wayne Allen, in 1977.  He is survived by his mother Katherine Powers Allen of Athens; sisters, Rebecca Allen of Denver, CO and Melanie Allen of Stanford, CT; his sisters and brothers-in-law; Mary Lyn and Richard Ballantine of Durango, CO; Barbara Allen and David Uhl of Palm Beach Garden, FL; his dearest friend Sherri Adams of Elmira, NY and her children, Rob and Melissa Adams; seven nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Taz.  Family and friends may call Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Wednesday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Benjamin Lentz, Pastor of the Church of the Redeemer officiating.  Burial will be in the Orange Hill cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ALLEN - Jimmy G. "Jim" Allen, 77, of Athens RR 2, Sheshequin Township, Pa., died Monday morning, July 2, 2007, at his home. Born Aug. 14, 1929, in Sayre, Pa., he was the son of the late William Manford Allen and Eleanor Roof Allen. Jim was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1947 and in early years was employed by the Wright Giffin Construction Co. in Lawton, Pa. On Jan. 3, 1949, he married the former Joyce E. Ward in Frederick, Md. Jim was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in Towanda for 22 years until his retirement in 1990. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed playing golf whenever possible. Jim also enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and reading. Surviving are: his wife of 58 years, Joyce E. Allen, at home; his children, William F. Allen and his wife, Cheryl Allen, of Camptown, Pa., Diane Huston of East Smithfield, Pa., Dawn M. Reynolds and her husband, Timothy R. Reynolds, of Lockwood, N.Y., Thomas E. Allen and his wife, Bonnie J. Allen, of Milan, Pa., Donna J. Yale and her husband, David Yale, of East Smithfield, and Deborah M. Smith of Candor, N.Y.; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; his brother, Phillip Allen Sr. and his wife, Laura Allen, of Wellsburg, N.Y.; his sister, Neva Fiske of Sayre, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a very close family friend, Doug Gillett of Sheshequin. He was preceded in death by: his father, William Manford Allen; his mother, Eleanor Roof Lampman; his son Harold L. Allen; and his grandson Christopher Allen. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 5, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral and committal service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Jim Nichols officiating.. Interment will be later in the Orange Hill Cemetery, Athens Township, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Mather Memorial Library, PO Box G, Ulster, Pa. 18850, in Jimmy G. Allen's memory.  Published in the Daily Review on 7/3/2007.

ROBERT J. ‘BOB’ BEAN of Athens, Pa., passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at home following a brief illness. He was born on March 27, 1936 in Sayre, Pa., a son of the late George and Grace Chamberlain Bean. Bob loved to snowmobile and four-wheeling. He worked as an iron worker for 30 years retiring in 1992. Bob worked for the local Catholic churches until the present. He was a volunteer fireman for Athens Fire Department for many years and served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1955-1959. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Bob is predeceased by his parents and his brothers Richard and William Bean. He is survived by his wife Barbara of 53 years at home; children Cindy Spezialetti of Waverly, N.Y., David Bean of Athens, Pa. and Brian and Mary Bean of Athens, Pa.; grandchildren Alicia Spezialetti of Reston, Va., Dominic Spezialetti of Waverly, N.Y., Chad Bean of Lemoore, Calif. and Tonya Bean of Ft. Stewart, Ga.; brother Jim and Nancy Bean; and a father-in-law Joseph Bogutski; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family may call on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating. Burial will be in Orange Hill Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in his name to Penn York Opportunity, 101 S. Main Street, Athens, PA or Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 3/9/2014

BENNETT –ROSE A. COOLBAUGH, 53, of RR 2, Box 315, Athens, Pa., died Wednesday, July 22, 1998.  Rose was born in Sayre, Feb. 15, 1945, the daughter of William and Eleanor Bailey Bennett.  She enjoyed painting ceramics and making blankets for her children and grandchildren.  She is survived by her daughter and sons-in-law, Pamela and Kevin Rosenkrans of Athens and Kim and Ryan Lantz of Greenslanding, Pa.; her daughters, Jody and Kelly Coolbaugh, both at home; four grandchildren, Kalvin, Katelyn and Kristin Rosenkrans, all of Athens, and Patrick Brown of Greenslanding; a sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Lewis Tice of Athens RR 2; and a brother and sister-in-law, Samuel and Mary Bennett, of Monroeton; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by both her parents and a sister, Elsie Bennett, in June 1995.  Friends and family may call at the Lowery funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa., Sunday from 2-4 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will follow there at 4 p.m. with Rev. Chris Gray of the Greater Valley Assembly of God of Sayre officiating.  Burial will be in the Orange Hill Cemetery, Athens, at a later date.  Memorial donations may be made to the Ingersoll Rand Federal Credit Union for the care of Kelly Coolbaugh, 199 N. Main St., Athens, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BRADLEY - Eugene "Gene" R. Bradley, 76, of Sayre, Pa., diedTuesday, May 19, 2009, at ElderWood at Tioga.  He was born on Dec. 27, 1932, in Athens Township, Pa., the son of Clarence and Mildred DUNBAR Bradley.  Gene was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and was a dedicated family man. He was a member of the Sayre Christian Church, and past trustee and Deacon of the Athens Baptist Church. He graduated from Athens High School in 1950, then joined the army and served during the Korean Conflict. He was employed at Ingersoll Rand in Athens as a tool maker. Gene was a founding member and later became manager of the Ingersoll Rand Federal Credit Union. He was a member of the Athens Township Volunteer Fire Company Fire Police, Skiff Bower V.F.W. Post 1536, American Legion Post 283, Elks Lodge Sayre life member, and Athens Rotary where he earned the Paul Harris Fellow Rotarian of the year and Distinguished Service Citation for Rotary. He served as president of the Athens P.T.A., treasurer of the  American Cancer Society, and past president of the Endless Mountain Chapter Credit Union.  He is predeceased by his sister, Marjorie Merrill, and brother Don Bradley.  Gene is survived by: his wife of 52 years, Hazel Bradley, at home; children Tina Gain of Corvallis, Ore., Steven and Rali Bradley of Sayre, Pa., Connie and Greg Famularo of New Hartford, Conn., Jackie Potter and her fiancé Kevin Rotzell of Souderton, Pa., and John and Connie Bradley of Mountain Top, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers John (Alberta) Bradley, James (Lois) Bradley, Fay "Ross" (Kay) Bradley, and Gerald (Nancy) Bradley; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2009, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 22, 2009, at the Sayre Christian Church with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating. Burial will be in Orange Hill Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made in Gene's memory to the: Sayre Christian Church, 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre, PA 18840 or Alzheimer's Association of NE PA/Kirby Health Center, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 1870119 May 2009, Daily Review, Towanda.

BRADLEY - John F. "Brad/Jack" Bradley, 81, of Athens, Pa., died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at Bradford County Manor.  He was born Oct. 16, 1928, in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Clarence and Mildred DUNBAR Bradley.  John served in the United States Navy from 1948 to 1952. Upon his return from the service, he worked nights, finished his schooling, and obtained his high school diploma. He was employed by Stroehman's Bakery for 13 years, Rynone's for 13 years, and Northeast United in Vestal and in Windsor for 11 years, retiring in 1993. He was the caretaker of Orange Hill Cemetery for many years, and was one of the members who began the corporation and saw the need for providing future land expansion. John had a true love for woodworking, made much of his own furniture, and with his brothers designed and built the family home.  He was predeceased by: his sister, Marjorie Merrill; brothers Donald and Eugene; and son-in-law Clark Keeney.  John is survived by: his wife of 51 years, Alberta; children, Cathy Keeney of Maryland, Daniel Horner of Canton, Pa., Patricia (Dave) Smith of Maryland, Barbara Montgomery of Canton, Pa., Michael (Deborah) Horner of Athens, Pa., C. Alan (Cathy) Bradley of Athens, Pa., and Elizabeth Bradley of Michigan; brothers Gerald (Nancy) Bradley of Athens, Pa., F. Ross (Kay) Bradley of Florida, and James (Lois) Bradley of North Carolina; sisters-in-law Hazel Bradley and Josephine Bradley; brother-in-law William Merrill; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.  Friends and family may call from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. James Donahoo officiating. Burial will be in Orange Hill Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be directed to: Orange Hill Cemetery Association, c/o Steven Bradley, 119 Highland Rd., Sayre, PA 18840.  05 Jan 2009, Towanda Daily Review

BURLINGAME - L. Marion Chandler, 86
L. Marion Chandler, 86, formerly of Milan, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington. Born May 17, 1916, in Sayre, the daughter of William Ellery and Mary Kniffin Burlingame, she was a graduate of Athens High School. Marion was formerly employed as a clerk in the Milan Post Office for 21 years, retiring in 1981. Her children, grandchildren and her church were the love of her life. She was a member of the Milan United Methodist Church, a member of the Ever-Ready Sunday School Class and a choir member. She was also a 57-year member of the Sayre Chapter No. 43 of the Order of the Eastern Star, where she held the office of flag bearer; a 75-year member of the Diahoga Grange; and a 25-year member of the Bradford County Old Timers. Marion was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth, on Jan. 22, 1984, and two brothers, Judson Burlingame and Seldon Kniffin. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Connie Chandler of Milan; a son, K. Gary Chandler of Athens RR 1; four grandsons, Gerald Chandler Jr. of Rome, Dale Chandler of Milan, Brent Chandler of Rome and Jason Chandler of Athens; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The Order of the Eastern Star will hold services at 7 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held Thursday at the Milan United Methodist Church, Milan, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jason Guillaume officiating. Burial will be in the Orange Hill Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Milan United Methodist Church, Rt. 220, Milan, Pa. 18831.

CAMP –ELIZABETH I. LATTIMER of RR 2, Athens, died at home on Wednesday, August 30, 2006 following an extended illness.  Born in Waverly, N.Y., to the late Victor and Mary Spangenberg Camp, Elizabeth was a graduate of Sayre High School.  She worked as a nurse's aide in many of the local hospitals and nursing homes.  Elizabeth was predeceased by her brother, Victor Camp Jr.  She is survived by: her husband of 44 years, Velton L. Lattimer, at home; her son and his fiancée, Velton Lattimer and Laura Rowe, of Athens; her son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Ruth Lattimer, of New Albany; her grandchildren, Patricia and Michael Rowe, of Athens, Kirk Thocker, of Zephyr Hills, Fla., Thomas Thocker, of South Carolina, and Aaron Thocker, of Florida; and sister, Mary Rumfola, of Chambersburg, Pa.  Elizabeth also had several great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc. on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Tyson Wahle, Assistant Pastor of Keystone Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Orange Hill Cemetery, Litchfield.  Memorial donations, in Elizabeth's name, may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., Kirby Health Care Annex, 63 North Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA.  –Towanda Daily Review

CAMPBELL - David J. Campbell, Sr., 55, of Sayre, Pa., formerly of Athens, Pa., died on Sunday, July 6, 2008 as a result of an ATV accident.  Born March 26, 1953 in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Frank T. and Bernice Westbrook Campbell.  Dave enjoyed woodworking, farming, hunting, and fishing with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed gardening, camping and four-wheeling. He was a social member of the VFW Post 6072, Asylum Township.  He is predeceased by his parents, brothers Morris Cron, Benjamin Cron, Jr.; two nephews Bruce Rockwell and Benjamin Cron III; and a sister in law Susan Brewer.  He is survived by his wife Sis Campbell of 15 years at home; children Stephanie and Ramon Berrocal, Milton, Fla., David and Amy Campbell, Jr., Rome, Pa., Jaime Campbell, Montour Falls, N.Y., Chris and Bobby Jo Brown, Sayre, Pa., and Les Blair, York, Pa.; grandchildren Antonio Berrocal; Edward Solomon III, Wyatt Campbell, Camryn and Corbin Brown, and Christian and Gavin Blair; sisters June Rockwell, Smithboro, N.Y., Naomi and Henry Dolan, Deland, Fla., Martha and Lester Bouse, Towanda, PA, and Janice Nelson, Columbia Crossroads, Pa.; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 from 6 to 8 p.m. and again on Thursday, July 10, 2008 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home on Thursday at 3 p.m. with Rev. James Donahoo officiating.  Burial will be in the Orange Hill Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Submitted by RKW.  Towanda Daily Review 7/08/2008.

CLARK - Isabel V. Clark  Downey, 88, of Sayre, Pa, died
on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at ElderWood at Tioga.  She was born on January 13, 1922 in Athens, PA the daughter of the late Tillman J. and Jennie L. Bird Clark. Isabel attended school and graduated from Waverly, NY. She was currently attending Calvary Baptist Church and was a member of Keystone Baptist Church, where she taught third grade Sunday School Class, and served as church secretary for several years. Isabel was an avid reader and donated many Christian books to the church library. Isabel enjoyed staying home and taking care of her home and family. She also liked sewing, crocheting, and doing craft projects for her family and others.  She is predeceased by her first husband Francis Winslow who was killed in Germany in WWII in 1945, her second husband of 65 years Nathan on June 4, 2010, and son Donald P. Downey July 12, 2000. Isabel is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law Fern Marie and Nelson Cook of Waverly, NY and Roxanna and Lynn Barringer of Oregon City, OR, two sons and daughters-in-law Francis and Karen Winslow of Florence, NC, Robert and Sally Winslow of Waverly, NY, and son Terry Winslow of Worchester, MA, 16 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Friends and family may call on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 from 10 am - 11am at the  Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral services will follow at 11am at the funeral home with Leland Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Orange Hill Cemetery, AthensTwp., PA. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to: Calvary Baptist Church, 701 West Pine Street, Athens, PA.  Funeral Home notice June 18, 2010  Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

COLE Larry J
Romans 8:38: "For I am convinced neither life or death can separate me from the love of God."  Larry J. Cole, 66, of Burlington, Pa., died unexpectedly on October 20, 2009.  Larry James Cole was born on Jan. 29, 1943 in Elmira, N.Y. to the late Paul and Gladys (ALEXANDER) Cole. He attended Troy Area Schools and spent his childhood on the family farm in Big Pond.  On Aug. 18, 1962, he married the former Pat WITHEY in the Big Pond United Methodist Church. Larry was a well-known machinery jockey in the area who established the L. J. Cole & Sons Equipment Company in Burlington. A good provider, his life revolved around his love for family. Larry will be remembered as an "all business" type of man. He enjoyed playing cards with friends and spending winters in Florida.  In addition to his wife Pat, surviving are his beloved children; a daughter, Regan Cole and two sons; John and Roxanna (Moretz) Cole and Jake and Erin (Swezey) Cole all of Burlington; four beautiful grandchildren, Tonna, Dakota, Levi and Logan Cole; four loving sisters, Pauline Burgess of Burlington, Grace (Lynn) Comfort of Knoxville, Tenn., Faye (Phil) Rathbun of Fort Myers, Fla., and Mertie (Dale) Shedden of Troy, numerous nieces and nephews which he loved, a special friend, "Florida John" and his faithful dog, Sophie.  Calling hours will be 6–9 p.m. tonight, Thursday, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton. The funeral service will be held Friday, Oct. 23, at the funeral home with Rev. Christopher Gray officiating. Burial will be in the Orange Hill Cemetery, Athens Twp., Pa.  In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a memorial donation to the Greater Valley Assembly of God, 200 W. Lockhart St. Sayre, PA 18840

 

CRONK Phyllis D. Cronk Mosher

70, of Barton, N.Y., died on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital.  She was born on March 26, 1943 in Johnson City, N.Y., the daughter of the late Paul Donald and June Walbridge Cronk.  Phyllis was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a mother to all who knew her. She was a member of the Barton Methodist Church and worked in the Waverly High School District in the lunch room for many years, retiring in 1985.  Phyllis was a foster mother to many children. She loved travelling with her husband, Donald to the South and vacationing at the Outer Banks. One of her great enjoyments in life was watching her husband and sons race, and she herself was a race driver.  She loved all animals and especially enjoyed watching the wild life in her back field. Phyllis loved attending church dinners and Tuesday Bible Study was the highlight of her week. She was very sociable, enjoyed receiving guests in her room at ElderWood Health Care Facility and served as the President of the Residence Council.  She is predeceased by her husband, Donald R. Mosher and son, Chad Jeremy Mosher. Phyllis is survived by her children: Robert and Jill Mosher of Barton, Robin McCarty of Waverly, Donald Mosher and Sue Frederick of Barton, Richard Mosher and Tina Towns of Berkshire, N.Y., and Corey and Eileen Mosher of Barton; grandchildren: Brad Mosher, Stacey Thomson, Bobby Mosher, Samantha McCarty, Jordan McCarty, Tara Ruggeri, David Sikes, Dale Folejewski, Shane Rowe, Karlee Mosher, Hilary Mosher, Holly Rowe, Jaycee Mosher, and Jeremy Cleveland; great-grandchildren Landon Mosher, Benjamin Thomson, Madison Thomson, Savanah Glover, Sydnee McCormick, and Luke Hicks; siblings and their spouses Joyce and David Miner, Juanita and Bob Bills, and Paul and Sissy Cronk; a special uncle, Fred Mosher of Oklahoma; as well as several aunts, uncles and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens. A celebration of Phyllis's life will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at 11a.m. with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating.  Burial will be in Orange Hill Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made in Phyllis's memory to: Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA 18848 Att: Clinical Coordinator, Lourdes Hospice, 169 Riverside Drive, Johnson City, NY 13905, or a charity of one's choice.    Sayre Morning Times – September 14, 2013

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DOWNEY Nathan - Nathan A. Downey, 88, of Sayre, Pa. went home to be with His Lord on Friday, June 04, 2010 at ElderWood at Tioga. He was born in Towanda, Pa. on March 7, 1922 to the late Arch S. and Helen M. Smith Downey. Nathan was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and loved serving His Lord. He was graduated from Sayre High School in 1942, and served in the Army from 1942 to 1945. Nathan enjoyed fishing. He was a member of Sayre V.F.W. Skiff Bower Post #1536. He is predeceased by his son Donald Downey and brother Charles L. Downey. Nathan is survived by his wife Isabel of 65 years at home, children Fern and Nelson Cook of Waverly, N.Y., Francis and Karen Winslow of Florence, N.C., Robert and Sally Winslow of Waverly, N.Y., Terry Winslow of Mass., Roxanna and Lynn Berringer of Oregon City, Ore., and Karen Downey of Fla.; 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Friends and family may call on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home with Leland Thompson from Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Orange Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to: Calvary Baptist Church, 701 W. Pine Street, Athens, PA 18810. – Sayre Morning Times, June 5, 2010

DUNBAR –MILDRED F. BRADLEY, 87, of Athens RR 2, died on Wednesday, June 2, 1993, following an extended illness.  She was born Feb. 4, 1906, in Athens, the daughter of Linus and Mabel Crofut Dunbar.  Mrs. Bradley enjoyed many types of needlework.  She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence, in 1971.  Mrs. Bradley is survived by a daughter and son-in-law; Marjorie and William Merrill of Litchfield; six sons and daughters-in-law; John and Alberta of Athens, Gerald and Nancy of Athens, Fay and Kay of Athens, Eugene and Hazel of Sayre, Donald and Josephine of South Waverly and James and Norma of Raeford, N.C.; a brother, Theodore Dunbar of East Athens; two sisters; Pearl Parke of Sayre and Eleanor Dunbar of Athens; 38 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Thomas M. Jenkins Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, on Saturday from 1-2 p.m.  The Rev. Howard Hockenbury, pastor of the Athens United Methodist Church will officiate.  Burial will be in the Orange Hill Cemetery, Athens Township.  The family will provide flowers.  Memorials may be directed to the Guthrie Life Line, in care of development, Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa., to Bradford County Citizens Health Foundation RR 4, Box 60A, Towanda, Pa. or to Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services, 201 Allison St., Sayre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ROBERT ‘DUANE’ ELLIS, SR., 61, of 135 Moore St., Waverly, N.Y. was called to our Lord on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004 at Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C. after ending his battle with cancer.  He was born Jan. 5, 1943 in Sayre, Pa., the son of Hilda Wheeler formerly of Towanda.  Duane was employed at Agway, Inc. as a truck driver for 30 years until business closing.  He was currently employed at Calvin Cole Construction.  Duane had a lifelong passion for stock car racing, with a 40 year career as a car building and driver at several local speedways, winning at both Tioga Speedway and Chemung Speedrome among others.  He was inducted into the Tioga Speedway Hall of fame and loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren.  Duane is survived by his wife of 42 years, Janice Mosher Ellis, at home, a daughter, Tina Ferger and husband Phillip Ferger, son Robert “Bud” Ellis, Jr. and Lisa Ellis; daughter Laurie Wilson and spouse, Robert Wilson and daughter Wendy Bruns and spouse Michael Bruns all of Mooresville, N.C.; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild.  He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law; Sandy and Ronald Schoonover of Wysox, Pa.; brother and Sister-in-law, Jimmy and Toni Wheeler of Rome; sister Linda Drew of Wysox, Pa.; sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Charles Holbert of Owego, N.Y.  and brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Pam Wheeler of Warsaw, N.C. numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family and friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. Thursday from 5-8 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Waverly United Methodist Church, with his pastor Rev. Anne Bey Canfield officiating.  Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Caring House, 2625 Tickett Rd., Durham, N.C.” Attn: Winston Fitzpatrick.  –Towanda Daily Review

FULLER - Raymond L. Fuller, 69, of Litchfield, Pa., died unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at Robert Packer Hospital.  He was born Aug. 26, 1939, in Canton, Pa., the son of the late Leo and Myra Westbrook Fuller.  Raymond enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.  He was predeceased by his brother John, and sister Arlene.  Raymond is survived by his wife of 49 years, Lucille, at home; son, Stefan Evans of Baxley, Ga.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three sisters; two brothers; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends and family may call from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 5, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m, Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Orange Hill Cemetery in Athens Township, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Raymond's memory to: Children's Miracle Network, Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, N.Y. 14902.  RHW Towanda Daily Review.

GIBBS Alberta M
Alberta M. Bradley, 81, of Athens, Pa., died
Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010 at home. She was born Nov. 10, 1928 in New Albany, Pa., the daughter of the late George W. and Catherine Schade Gibbs.  Alberta was a member of the Diahoga Grange, where she held numerous offices. She was an election officer for Athens Township. Alberta enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, and games. She is predeceased by her husband of 51 years John "Jack" Bradley in 2010, and all her brothers, and sisters. Alberta is survived by her children Cathy Keeney of Maryland, Daniel Horner of Canton, Pa., Patricia (Dave) Smith of Maryland, Barbara Montgomery of Canton, Pa., Michael (Deborah) Horner of Athens, Pa., C. Alan (Cathy) Bradley of Athens, Pa., Elizabeth Bradley of Michigan, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many close dear friends.  Friends and family may call from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating.  Burial will be in Orange Hill Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made in her name to the: Orange Hill Cemetery Association, C/O Steven Bradley, 119 Highland Road, Sayre, PA 18840.

GOLDER –GERALDINE E. JORDAN HEEMAN, 90, of Shepard Rd., Sayre, Pa., died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at the Heritage Nursing Home Inc. in Athens surrounded by her children.  Born Aug. 24, 1914, in Mawr Glenn, Pa., she was the daughter of Charles and Zula Zea Golder.  She attended school in Rock Run, Pa.  Geraldine enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.  She loved taking long car rides in the country, sewing and gardening.  She was famous for making her grandchildren doll clothes.  She also enjoyed babysitting her grandchildren.  Geraldine was a life member of Gold Star, mother of VFW auxiliary.  Geraldine lived in Milltown until she became ill in September of 2004, then she resided at the Heritage Nursing home, where she made many friends.

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Geraldine is survived by 160 of her 18 children, Sons and daughters-in-law Leonard and Anna Lee Jordan of Sayre, Russell and Jean Jordan of Horseheads, N.Y., Dennis and Carol Jordan of Eagles Mere, Pa., Clarence and Louise Jordan of Zephyrhills, Fla., Harley “Toby” and Beverly Jordan of Spencer, N.Y., Dale and Kathy Heeman of Hendersonville, N.C., Ron and Kathy Heeman of Athens, Pa.; sons Clifford Henry of Maryland and Charles Heeman of Goosetown, Pa., daughters and sons-in-law; Linda and Bill Meeker of Sayre, Pa.; Debbie and Mike Horner of Athens, Pa., Edith and Fred Hadlock of Ulster, Pa.; daughters Shirley Jordan of Athens, Kitty Rose of Athens, Pa., Dixie Goodell of Lakeland, Fla., daughter and fiance Pat Rodes and Bill Rauch, of Sayre, 59 grandchildren; 84 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; sisters Ruby Spencer of Muncy Valley and Neva Barber of Williamsport, Pa.; her dog Casey; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her extended family and friends at the Heritage Nursing Home.  Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Walter Jordan, in 1945; her second husband, Clifford Heeman, in 1997; a daughter, Geraldine Jordan in 1933; a son Gary I. Heeman, in 1969; a granddaughter, Kathy Rose Moore, in 1988; and four brothers and three sisters. 

 Family and friends may call Tuesday, March 8, 2005, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Orange Hill Cemetery, Athens, at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Heritage Nursing Home, attention activities committee, 200 S. Main St., Athens, Pa.  Geraldine enjoyed the activities at the nursing home very much.  -Towanda Daily Review.

 

JOHNSON - Chase K. Johnson, 14, of Athens, Pa., died on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at home.  He was born on June 13, 1995, in Elmira, N.Y., the son of Mark K. and Nancy DAVIS Johnson. He was a student at Athens Harlan Rowe Junior High School where he participated on the track and cross country teams. Chase placed third in the 2009 Valley Cross Country Meet. Chase participated in the Guthrie Gallop and Turkey Trot 5K runs. He loved to vacation in Outer Banks, N.C., and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Chase also enjoyed playing his guitar and observing wildlife, and he loved playing video games and watching TV with his brother Brooks.  He is predeceased by his Nana Margaret DAVIS; grandmother Patricia SHAY; and his great-grandmother Merle KITHCART.  He is survived by: his mother Nancy D. Johnson and his father Mark Johnson of Athens; brother Brooks Johnson of Athens; grandparents Raymond Johnson of Sayre, Pa., and John and Joan MULLALY of Bentley Creek, Pa.; aunts and uncles Bobbi and Bill Furnas of Elmira, N.Y., Mike and Lina Johnson of Harleysville, Pa., Toni and Paul Abrahams of Ridgefield, Conn., Steve and Mary Johnson of Silver Springs, Md., and Butch and Kimberly Seip of Schnecksville, Pa.; cousins Joshua, Rachel, Justin, Sean, Alex, Maya, Talia, Gabriella, Zachary, and Andrew; and faithful companions Daisy and Buffy.  Friends and family may call from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 5 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Anne Bey Canfield officiating. Burial will be in Orange Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  12 Dec. 2009 Towanda Daily Review.

 

JOHNSTON Dana S. “Duke” Johnston

95, of Sayre, Pa. died Tuesday at Sayre House.  He was born January 29, 1916 in Warsaw, N.Y. the son of the late Elwin and Clara Stevens Johnston.  Duke graduated from Sayre Area Schools, Class of 1934 and Duke University, Class of 1938. He owned and operated the Evening Times Newspaper in Sayre, Pa until his retirement. Duke enjoyed golfing and traveling, but mostly spending time with his wife having celebrating 71 years of marriage prior to her passing.  He is predeceased by his wife Dorothy Vary Johnston, brother Arthur Johnston, and sister Mary Ellen.  Dana is survived by his daughter Virginia Zelevich of Toms River, N.J.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sister, Shirley Hoppe; nephew, Charles Vary; and sister-in-law, Ceil Peterson.   At the request of the family there will be no calling hours or services. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa.    Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Orange Hill Cemetery.   Sayre Morning Times – December 24, 2011

 

JOHNSTON Francis Truman “Fran” Johnston

70, Athens, Pa., died Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at home.  He was born on March 12, 1942 in Sayre, Pa., the son the late Earl and Ethel Liddiard Johnston.  Fran was a graduate of Athens Area High School Class of 1960. After graduation, Fran joined the U.S. Navy. Upon returning home in 1964, he went to work at the Athens Ingersoll Rand, retiring in 2000 after 36 years of service.  Fran was an avid outdoorsman, he loved to fish, hunt, trap, and boating. He kept a bee colony in his back yard. Fran never missed his coffee time at Sam’s Restaurant twice a day. He spent many happy hours photographing eagles along the river. He is predeceased by his daughter Jody Lynn Pond in June of 2000; granddaughter Alesha Marie Irons in October of 1986; grandson Christopher Mason Fenton in July of 1989; twin great-grandsons Isiah and Justin Irons in August of 2007; and his dog Homer. Fran is survived by his wife of 25 years Stephanie, at home; children Kenneth and Denise Irons of Glen Burnie, Md., David and Alice Irons of Candor, N.Y., Gayle and John Lawrence of Lexington, N.C., and Lauri Irons and Tracey Ludwig of Sayre, Pa.; 14 grandchildren, including his sidekicks Justin Irons and Kayla Hagar, Katelyn and Jordan Roach, Nicole and Ronald Memoli; 11 greatgrandchildren; sister Nancy (James) Bean of Litchfield, Pa.; and twin brother Fred Johnston of Athens, Pa.; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call on Friday, March 1, 2013 from noon – 2 p.m., at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m., at the funeral home with the Rev. Linda Rogers officiating.  Burial will be in Orange Hill Cemetery with military honors.  Memorial donations may be made in Fran’s memory to: Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA 18848.   Sayre Morning Times – February 28, 2013

 

MATTHEWS - Ernest C. Matthews, 80, of Athens, Pa., diedpeacefully Feb. 24, 2009, in the home where he was born with his family at his side.  Ernest was born on March 22, 1928, the son of the late George and Winifred Goble Matthews.  He served in the Korean War, and was employed as a systems analyst for Ingersoll Rand in Athens for 33 years until his retirement.  He enjoyed hunting with his dogs and fishing and was a fiddle player in the Country Notes Band.  He was predeceased by his parents; son John Matthews; brothers David and Wilfred Matthews; sister and brother-in-law Jean and Nick Piccolo; and brother-in-law Fred von Wolffradt.  Ernest is survived by his wife of 55 years, Bettina Spurge Matthews, at home; children Mark (Connie) Matthews, Eric (Sarah) Matthews and James (Vicki) Matthews; daughter-in-law Elaine (Ron) Shengulette; grandchildren Beth (David) Stablewski, Patrick Matthews, Jared (Sarah) Matthews, Joshua and Caleb (Sarah) Matthews, Cadie and Ethan Matthews, and Jeremy and James Matthews; great-granddaughter, Ava Stablewski; siblings Paul (Betty) Matthews, Alan (Shirley) Matthews and Marilyn von Wolffradt; and numerous nieces, nephews and their extended families.  Friends and family may call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will follow with at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Rick Stackhouse officiating.  Burial will be in Orange Hill Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made in Ernest's memory to Valley YHEC (Valley Youth Hunters Education Challenge Inc.) 1534 Front St., Athens, PA 18810; Ulster Sheshequin Fire Association, c/o Karen Bixby, RR1 Box 431, Ulster, PA 18850; or a charity of one's choice.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review 25 Feb. 2009.

MCCRACKEN - Loretta P. Russell, 62, of Athens, Pa., died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., unexpectedly.  She was born on Oct. 19, 1947 in Elmira, N.Y., the daughter of the late Lawrence and Cora HUNTER McCracken. Loretta enjoyed CB radio and was known on the air as “Hey Loretta.” She was an avid Tioga Downs fan and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was previously employed at Ingersoll Rand, Athens, Pa. She had a heart of gold.  She was predeceased by her parents and a sister, L. Marie McCracken. She is survived by: her husband, William Russell, of 43 years at home; daughter Tina and Bruce Wolcott, Sheshequin, Pa.; grandchildren Brittany and Anthony Frisbie, Columbia Crossroads, Pa., Christopher Wolcott, Sheshequin, Pa., and Scotty Wolcott, Sheshequin, Pa.; great-grandchildren Austin James Frisbie, Columbia Crossroads, Pa., and Bryden Miner, Waverly, N.Y.; brothers Lawrence and Jean McCracken, Milan, Pa., and Bob and Nancy McCracken, Watertown, N.Y.; her best friend, Melissa Johnston, Owego, N.Y.; and several friends, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  A celebration of life will be held in Milltown, Pa., at the J.E. Wheelock Hose Co. No. 5, First St., Milltown, Pa., on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009 at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Sharon Lowery officiating. Burial will be in Orange Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., PO Box 191, Athens, PA 18810, to help with expenses of the funeral.  9 Nov. 2009, Sayre Morning Times

McNEAL - Carolyn S. McNeal Belcher, 59, Athens, died on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at the Ashton Healthcare Facility following an extended illness. Born on August 2, 1948 daughter of Floyd and Cora Mayo McNeal. Carolyn loved to sew and spend time with her kids, grandkids and family. She was a loving and selfless person who was devoted to the Lord. She was predeceased by: her mother, Cora Osmun; sister, Marilyn Abrams; and brother, Dennis McNeal. She is survived by: her children, Michelle and Larry Decker, Athens, and John and Karissa Belcher, Athens; grandchildren, Lacey and Ashley Vough, Lucas Forbes, Ava Decker, Chad and Ryan Decker, Joshua Belcher and McKenna Belcher; her father, Floyd and Jannett McNeal, Sayre; siblings, Charlie and Lynn McNeal, Nicholasville, Ky., Maxine and Larry Lanterman, Lowman, Susan and Art Sackett, Chemung, and Lisa and Dan Reed, Athens. Friends and family may call on Thursday, March 20, 2008 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens. Calling hours will also be held on Friday, March 21, 2008 from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral Services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Greg Knupp officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in the Orange Hill Cemetery, Athens. - Sayre Morning Times, 18 Mar 2008

MOSHER - Alfred G. Mosher, 88, formerly of Athens, Pa., died on Sunday, April 20, 2008, at Elderwood at Tioga following an extended illness. Alfred was born Jan. 27, 1920 in Warren Center, Pa., and was the son of Arther Mosher and Alice Chaffee.  He was employed with Calvin Cole Construction as a heavy equipment operator from 1960-1979 and with Wysox Sand and Gravel as a heavy equipment operator from 1970-1991.  Alfred was an avid fan of Nascar and the Dallas Cowboys. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping.  He was predeceased by: two sons, Robert and Donald Mosher; son-in-law, Duane Ellis; granddaughter, Suzanne Perry; grandson, Chad Mosher; and a brother, Everald Mosher.  He is survived by: two daughters, Nancy Daskam of Waverly, N.Y. and Janice Ellis of North Carolina; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Fred Mosher of Edmond, Okla. and Williard Mosher of Valois, N.Y.; four sisters, Bartholia Rosenbury of Sayre, Betty Green of Luthers Mills, Pa. Mary Green of Jersey Shore, Pa. and Marzetta Trumbull of Waverly, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family and friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc. at 225 South Main St. in Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating from the Sayre Christian Church. Burial will be in the Orange Hill Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made in Alfred's memory to: Elderwood at Tioga Activities Fund, 37 North Chemung St., Waverly, N.Y. 14892.  Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  Daily Review on 4/22/2008

MULLEN –SANDRA K. ROCKWELL, 51, of RR 2, Box 427, Sayre, died Friday, Aug. 15, 1997 at her home after an extended illness.  Born in Waverly, N.Y., Jan. 4, 1946, the daughter of Hartley and Dorothy Rinebold Mullen, she was a 1964 graduate of Athens High School.  She was formerly employed by the Maternal Family Health Services of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Guthrie Clinic and at the Sayre Christian Church secretary.  She is survived by her husband Stephen, at home; her sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Shelly Jenney of Litchfield, Pa.; and Robert and Angie Jenney of RR 2, Athens, Pa.; one grandson; a sister, Marcia Barto of Ellicottville, N.Y.; her brothers, Robert Mullen of Manhatten, Kansas, Gary Mullen of Fairfax, Va., and Jerry Mullen of Fort Morgan, Colo.; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa., Monday from 6-9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Sayre Christian Church, with her pastor Rev. James Donahoo officiating.  Burial will be in the Orange Hill Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Burial will be in the Orange Hill Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made to the Sayre Christian Church Memorial Fund, 427 South Keystone Ave., Sayre, Pa., Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, Pa or the Bradford County Unit of the American Cancer Society, 413 South Main St., Athens, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

WILLIAM R. PARK.  A service of remembrance for William R. Park, 73, of Beverly Hills, Fla., who died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, will be held Friday, Dec. 26, 2003 at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens. William was born Jan. 14, 1930 in Sayre, the son of Ronald and Marion McNett Park, who predeceased him. A sister, Mary Hack, and one great-grandchild predeceased him. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in Korea. He was a retired Method Specialist with IBM Owego. In 1993, after retiring, he moved to Beverly Hills. He was a member of the Beverly Hills Lions Club, Che-Hanna Rock and Mineral Club, Beverly Hills Fishing Club and a member of the Sayre Christian Church.  He is survived by: his wife of 51 years, Donna L. Dunning Park of Beverly Hills; a son, James Park of California; four daughters, Mary E. and Paul Mitchell of Sayre, Patricia A. and Werner Hansen of Hernando, Fla., Cynthia M. Park of Sayre and Pamela L. Park of Athens; two brothers, Ronald and Phyllis Park of Athens and Kenneth Park of Punta Gorda, Fla.; a brother-in-law, Charles Hack of Sayre; two sisters, Jean and Theodore Swan of Elmira, N.Y., and Barbara and Alfred Segar of Athens; 10 grandchildren, Donald Wayman, Tricia Blow, Jessica Pepin, Thomas Mitchell, Natasha Mitchell, Joseph Park, Anthony Park, Shannon Seeley, James Seeley and Nichole Seeley; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call Friday, Dec. 26 from 2-4 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral and committal services will follow Friday at 4 p.m. at the funeral home with his pastor, the Rev. James Donahoo, officiating. Burial will be in Orange Hill Cemetery, Athens, at a later time. Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

PARKS –CAROLYN PARKS RUSSELL - Surrounded by those she loved so much, Carolyn Parks Russell, 70, of Taylor Hill Rd., Rome, Pa. passed away on Friday evening, Sept. 5, 2014. Carolyn was born on Jan. 26, 1944 in Sayre, Pa., a daughter of Daryl and the late Doris (Rolls) Parks. Devoted to her family, Carolyn treasured the time spent with them. An avid photographer, she enjoyed traveling and spending time reflecting in the Adirondacks. She also enjoyed scrapbooking the many photos she had taken and researching her family's genealogy. Carolyn was in partnership with her family in the operation of Tige-r-Luv Dairies, and owned and operated Hops Hill Farms with her husband Dewey. She later served as secretary for their business, Mountain Hardwoods, Inc. Carolyn was member and former board member of the Bradford County Historical Society and served as secretary of the Orange Hill Cemetery. Carolyn will be greatly missed by her husband of nearly 31 years, Dewey Russell; her children, Shelley (Rodney) Ford of Orwell, Pa., Brenda (Matthew) Walters of Wilawana, Pa., Trevor (Alexandra) Briggs of Manassas, Va., Wendy (Robert) Base of Potterville, Pa.; step children, Cory (Stacey) Russell of Orwell, Aaron Russell of Orwell, Pa., Sabrina Russell of Austin, Texas; her father, Daryl Parks of Sayre; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy (Dick) Tobbe of Sayre/Florida, Penny (Roy) Peterman of Nordmont, Pa., Sandy (Walter) Robinson of So. Hill, Pa.; her brother, Jim (Debbie) Parks of Gillett, Pa.; sister-in-law, Cindy Millard of Sayre, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and her feline companion, Missy also survive. Carolyn was predeceased by her mother, Doris; a brother, Donald Parks; special aunt, Leona McCreary; and a nephew, James Parks.Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of Carolyn's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dan Martin, officiating. Interment will follow in the Orange Hill Cemetery. Following the services a luncheon and time of sharing will be held at the Rome Methodist Church hall. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Bradford County Historical Society, 109 Pine St., Towanda, PA or the Orange Hill Cemetery, c/o Clarence Bradley, 1150 Ridge Rd., Athens, PA in loving memory of Carolyn Parks Russell. –Towanda Daily Review 9/7/2014

 

PARKS Donald R. Parks 

When someone you love becomes a memory…. the memory becomes a treasure ~ Our hearts were broken with the sudden tragic accident when our loving husband, son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend Donald R. Parks, 63, of Athens, Pa., died.  Don is survived by his wife Cindy Parks, his father Daryl Parks; daughters: Renee and James Kellogg, Amy and Lance Lattimer, Barb and Tom Strope, Sharon Sanchez, Carol Holle, Krista Decker, Betsy and Justin Smith; his sons Justin and Liezel Decker; Josh Decker and Kathryn Glutera; his sisters: Carolyn and Dewey Russell, Dick and Judy Tobbe, Penny and Roy Peterman, Sandy and Walter Robinson, brother Jim and Debbie Parks; his grandchildren: Erin and Bob Butler, Bart and Takako Matthews, Devon and Adam Pepper, Donald, Logan and Alex Kellogg, Emily and Seth Lattimer, Cody Windsor, Kristina and Seth Schaefer; his great-grandchildren: Nickolas, Nathan and Nolan Schaefer, Wyatt Butler, Bridger Pepper and Takara Matthews; his mother-in-law and father-in-law: Gordon and Gretchen Millard. Several nieces, nephews and their families, and the Orange Hill Gang also survive.  Don was predeceased by his mother Doris, step-mother Betty Thetga Parks, wife E. Rae Parks, grandson Brandon George, and aunt Beverly Callear.  Don was born on September 5, 1949 in Sayre, Pa., a son of Daryl and the late Doris Rolls Parks. He was a graduate of Athens High School class in 1967. Don owned and operated Parks Knoll Farms on Orange Hill in Athens with his father until 1989. Don was currently serving as President of the Orange Hill Cemetery and was most recently employed by Lowe’s in Sayre. Don loved to spend time hunting, fishing, and especially loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a gentle loving husband, son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need, Don will be much loved and forever missed.  Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories on Saturday, October 20 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of Don’s life will be held on Sunday, October 21 at 1 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols with Pastor Dan Martin officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Orange Hill Cemetery.  Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Orange Hill Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Steve Bradley, 101 Austin St., Sayre, PA 18840 in loving memory of Donald R. Parks.    Sayre Morning Times – October 19, 2012

 

PARRISH - Eugene R. "Gene" Parrish, 68, well-known Sayre businessman of Athens RR2, Litchfield Twp., Pa., died early Saturday morning, Nov. 21, 2009, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Gene was born Oct. 21, 1941 in Plainfield, N.J., the son of the late William and Lucy BUTLER Parrish.  He was a graduate of Metuchen, N.J. High School Class of 1959 and in early years was employed by Mayfair Supermarkets and John's Manville in Manville, N.J. On May 21, 1961 he married the former Gail L. EHRNSTROM in Plainfield, N.J. Gene later served as a police officer in Piscataway, N.J. for 10 years and was manager of the Midway Deli in Piscataway for several years.  Gene owned and operated the Parrish Family Deli on Keystone Avenue in Sayre since 1986. Gene was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Athens, Lodge Roma Madre No. 1342 Order Sons of Italy in Sayre and Ducks Unlimited. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, cooking and car racing.  He is survived by: his wife of 48 years, Gail L. Parrish at home; children, Richard E. Parrish and his wife Donna of Athens RR2, Mark S. Parrish of Sayre, Rosanne Parrish Palmer of Florida, Jennifer L. Parrish Sampson and her husband Jay of Sayre; grandchildren, Derek and Dylan Parrish, Michael, Cynthia and Kristen Palmer, Melissa, Anthony, Brenton and Shannon Sampson; a brother, Charles Parrish and his wife Vera of Ringoes, N.J.; sisters, Laura Kurcez of Easton, Pa., Joyce Bissett of Middlesex, N.J.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, John and Joseph Parrish.  The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009 at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home 314 Desmond St. Sayre, Pa. Interment will follow in the Orange Hill Cemetery, Athens Twp., Pa.  The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday evening and from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Lodge Roma Madre No. 1342 Order Sons of Italy, Sayre, will hold a memorial service Tuesday evening at 8:15 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Memorial and Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 in Eugene's memory.  23 Nov. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

 

ROLLS Paul E. Rolls

79, of Litchfield, Pa., died on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at home with his family by his side.  He was born June 21, 1933 in Waverly, N.Y., the son of the late Glenn and Phebie Armstrong Rolls.  Paul worked for several years at American LaFrance, Remington Rand, and retired from Gutierrez Machine. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Paul enjoyed woodworking, camping, was a musician with the Valley Ranch Boys, playing at several local establishments, and was a former country radio personality. He was a long-time member of the Sayre Christian Church.  He is predeceased by his sisters Leona Rolls McCreary and Doris Rolls Parks, and sons-inlaw Thomas R. Evans and Keary B. Cole.   Paul is survived by his wife of 61years, Shirley Rolls, at home; children, Kathi (David) Hunsinger of Litchfield, Pa., Paula (Joe) Kraus of Athens, Pa., Terry (Johnny) Hunsinger of Milan, Pa., and Kelly (Ed) Seeley of Waverly, N.Y.; grandchildren: Cricket Merrill Beers, Kevin (Michelle) Merrill, Kyle Cole (Nicole Smith), David (Amy) Hunsinger, Tawnya (Jason) Broyles, David Kraus, Chris (Heather) Hunsinger, Jason (Lori) Hunsinger, and Chris (Candis) Seeley; great-grandchildren: Logann and Dylan Beers, Cassandra and Kendra Merrill, Kyla Jane Cole, Alex and Aidan Hunsinger, Megan and Crystal Blade, Natasha Root, Mason Broyles, Adam, Brandon, and Caleb Hunsinger, and Josh and Courtney Hunsinger; several greatgreat grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.  Friends and family may call on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral Services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David Garshaw from Sayre Christian Church officiating.  Graveside Services will be held at Orange Hill Cemetery immediately following the funeral services with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating.  Memorial donations may be made in Paul’s memory to: Greater Valley EMS, 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, Pa., 18840.   Sayre Morning Times – November 27, 2012

 

SEGAR Alfred M. Segar Jr.
79, of Athens, Pa., died on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital. He was born June 19, 1931on Ridge Road, in Athens Township, the son of the late Alfred M. and Jenny Smith Segar Sr. Alfred graduated from Ulster High School in 1949. He was a Tech Sargeant with the United States Air Force from May of 1951 to May 1955, serving during the Korean Conflict. Alfred graduated from Tri-State University in 1959, BSME. He was employed with I.B.M. Owego as a Mechanical Engineer, retiring in 1987. Alfred enjoyed hunting; he wrote many articles for various newspapers. Alfred was a member of the amateur Radio — extra class — WB21RK, Northern Tier Radio Club, Chi-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club and a 50 year member of the F&AM — Rural Amity Lodge 70, he volunteered for the Amateur Radio Examiner and as an AARP tax consultant for the elderly.  He was preceded in death by his grandson Donald Eiklor in 1987. Alfred is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years Barbara at home; sons and daughters-in-law Alfred III and Susan Segar of Athens, Pa., and William C. and Ann Segar of Athens, Pa., and daughter Kathy Eiklor of Athens, Pa.; grandchildren Daniel and Laura Eiklor of Houston, Texas, and Lacey Eiklor of Athens, Pa., and Ryan and Abigail Segar of Athens, Pa.; and his faithful companion Sheshe.  At Alfred’s request, there will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, with the Rev. Stephen Park officiating. Burial will be in Orange Hill Cemetery, Athens Twp., Pa., at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Alfred’s name to a charity of one’s choice. - Sayre Morning Times, September 27, 2010

 

SPURGE Bettina L. Matthews

81 of Athens, Pa., died on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 at home. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Oct. 2, 1932.Bettina loved spending time with her family and friends. She attended the Ulster United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir. She enjoyed doing ceramics and belonged to the local quilt club. She volunteered for fundraising at the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Company. Bettina is predeceased by her husband Ernest C. Matthews in 2009 and son John Matthews. Bettina is survived by her children Mark and Connie Matthews, Eric and Sarah Matthews, and James and Vicki Matthews; daughter-in-law Elaine and Ron Shengulette; grandchildren Beth and David Stablewski, Patrick and Katherine Matthews, Jared Matthews, Joshua Matthews, Caleb and Sarah Matthews, Cadie and Nicholas Anderson, Ethan Matthews, Jeremy Matthews and Tanya Dube, and James and Jennifer Matthews; great-grandchildren Ava and Aubrey Stablewski, and Kaelynn and Aidan Matthews, and Gavin Matthews. Friends and family may call on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Linda Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Orange Hill Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in Bettina's memory to: Ulster United Methodist Church, 211 Second St., Ulster, PA 18850 or Ulster –Sheshequin Fire Company, 85 Rescue St., Ulster, PA 18850.  Towanda Daily Review – November 22, 2013

 

RAY E. VOSBURG age 83 of 759 Linden Pl., Elmira, Thursday, April 7, 1983 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home Saturday 7-9 p.m. & Sunday 2/4 & 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held there Monday at 10 a.m., Rev. Larry Parker officiating.  Interment Orange Hill Cemetery, RD 2, Athens, Pa.  He is survived by his wife, Letha; daughter & son-in-law, Agnes & John Meyers of Elmira; sister, Hazel Lantz of Nevada, Ohio; 4 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces & nephews.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/9/1983

 

WARD Joyce E. Allen

80, of Sheshequin, died Tuesday, May 17, 2011.  She was born to the late Fred and Cora Ward, Dec. 2, 1930, in Athens, Pa. Joyce graduated from Sayre Area High School in 1948. She married the late Jimmy Allen in 1949, and they lived together on Orangehill, Ridge Road, Athens/Sheshequin, Pa.   Joyce worked many jobs in her life while caring for her 7 children the last of which she was a Unit Clerk at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Joyce was an avid golfer, bird watcher and loved putting puzzles together.  She was predeceased by three brothers, Carlton, Robert, and Ralph Ward; a son, Harold; and a grandchild, Christopher Allen.  Joyce is survived by six children, Bill and Cheryl Allen (Camptown, Pa.), Diane and Jack Harkins (Sayre, Pa.), Dawn and Tim Reynolds (Lockwood, N.Y.), Tom and Bonnie Allen (Milan, Pa.), Donna and David Yale (East Smithfield, Pa.), and Debbie Smith and Isiaah Thomas (Candor, N.Y.). She also is survived by 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Joyce is also survived by three sisters, Onalee Jackson, Gretchen and Gordon Millard and Sylvia and Burton Grippen; as well as four sisters-in-law, Neva Fiske, Laura Allen, Yvonne Ward, and Jackie Ward Washburn.  In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to Area Agency on Aging, Towanda, PA 18848; or Mather Memorial Library, Ulster, PA 18850. A Memorial Luncheon Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at the East Smithfield fire hall. Burial will be held at convenience of the family at Orange Hill Cemetery.   Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810.  Towanda Daily Review - May 19, 2011

 

WESTBROOK –BERNICE CAMPBELL, 90, of Athens, died at home Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, after a brief illness.  Born in Stevensville, Jan. 24, 1911 the daughter of Burleigh and Lillian Frisbie Westbrook, she was an avid gardener.  A former member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Waverly, N.Y. and a former member of the Church on the Hill, Milan.  She was predeceased by her husband, frank T. Campbell on Marcy 29, 1992; a sister, Myra Brown in 1991; a son Benjamin Cron in 1997 and two grandsons, Bruce Rockwell in 1975 and Benjamin Cron, Jr. in 1992.  She is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law; Morris and Pearl Cron of Citra, Fla. and David and Sis Campbell of Athens; her daughters, June Rockwell of Barton, N.Y., Naomi and Henry Bolan of Deland, Fla., Janice and Curly Nelson of Dushore and Martha and Lester Bouse of Towanda; 33 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Emily Westbrook of Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family and friends may call Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, PA.  Funeral services will follow on Wednesday at the funeral home at 10 a.m. with the Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Orange Hill Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, PA. –Towanda Daily Review.

 

 

? WHITE Mavis C. White

94, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 28 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. Mavis was born in Orwell Ridge, Pa., on January 13, 1918.

She moved to Raleigh, N.C. in 2002 after 50 years in the Rochester, N.Y., area.  She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, George M. White, who was a native of Athens, Pa.; her daughter, Linda Baker of Battle Creek, Mich.; and her granddaughter, Heather Baker. She is survived by daughters, Lois and son-in-law Dennis Ryan of Hamlin, N.Y. and Ruth and son-in-law Ralph Sandle, Jr. of Wake Forest, NC; sister, Shirley Green of Lockwood, NY; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Memorial services will take place at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Orange Hill Cemetery in Athens Township, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 200 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607. Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Raleigh, N.C.   Sayre Morning Times – May 1, 2012

 

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