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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AVERY –CLARA A. DOUGLAS, 75, formerly of Sayre, died Saturday Jan. 27, 2001 at the Bradford County Manor following an extended illness. Born Dec. 29, 1925 in Athens, the daughter of Russell and Myrtle Palmer Avery. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Sayre, a former member of Tom Jacks and Good Sam’s camping clubs. She enjoyed sewing. Formally she was employed by the Robert Packer Hospital in the sewing room as a seamstress. She was predeceased by her husband, Samuel Douglas in 1998; a brother, Howard Avery; and a sister, Grace Nichols. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Walter Casselbury of Waverly, N.Y.; a son, Oscar W. French, Jr. or Sayre; her step-children and their spouses, Genevieve and Alston Teeter of Milan, Pa., Barbara and Merle Eiffert of Troy and Richard Jay and Janet Douglas of Evansville, In.; 19 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; her sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Eugene Wolcott of Sayre; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call Tuesday from Noon to 2 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens. Funeral and committal services will follow at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with her pastor, the Rev. Heather Croke, officiating. Burial will be at a later time in the Quicks Bend Cemetery, Wilmot Township, Pa. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association of NE Pennsylvania, Kirby Health Center, 71 North Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
BENJAMIN –LELA MARY CRAWFORD, 75. On Sunday, Oct. 12, 1997, Lela Mary (Benjamin) Crawford of Sugar Run, went home to be with her Lord after a short illness. Lela’s passing occurred while at home in Sugar Run, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Feb. 21, 1922, in Mildred, Sullivan County, Pa., one of four children born to Lloyd and Lelia (Babcock) Benjamin. She was a devoted wife and mother. She had a talent for crocheting and enjoyed visiting with the family in the late evenings offering coffee and cookies. Lela attended school in Mildred, and for a time was employed at the pajama factory in Lopez. Later she devoted her time to the family farm and meat shop. Lela also attended the Hollenback United Methodist Church. Surviving is her husband of 52 years. Lewis P. Crawford Sr. at home, two children and their spouses, Evelyn and Burton Benjamin of Sugar Run, Pa., and Lewis Jr. and Rosemarie Crawford of Sugar Run; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law Arvilla and James Crawford of New Albany; sisters-in-law, Josephine Benjamin of Towanda and Emily Benjamin of Lopez; a special niece who resided with them, Marylou Sickler of LeRaysville and her family; and several other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl and Jan Benjamin. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1997 at 1 p.m. in McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa., with Mr. William Miller, serving as officiant. Interment will follow in Quicks Bend Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to call on Tuesday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. and in the evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the McHenry Funeral Home in Wyalusing. –Towanda Daily Review.
ROBERT R. BROWN, 63, of Wyalusing RR 2 died on Sunday, March 14, 1993 at Towanda Memorial Hospital, following a heart attack. He was born on Jan. 3, 1930, in Scottsville, Pa., the son of Claude and Edna Randall Brown. In 1967, after 20 years of service Robert retired from the United States Air force having been stationed in Texas, Wyoming, Washington, California, Oklahoma, Ohio and Virginia and overseas in Johnson Island, Korea and Turkey. Upon retirement from the armed services he was engaged in farming. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed trapping and hunting. His memberships included the V.F.W. Post No. 7593, of Wyalusing and the American Trappers Association. Surviving are his wife of 44 years; Kathryn (Brotzman) Brown at home; mother; Edna Brown; two sons: James Brown of Wyalusing and Jan Brown of Sugar Run; three daughters; Jane Dietz of Quicks Bend, Karla Salsman of Laceyville and Kathy Kline of Laceyville; 12 grandchildren; a sister; Grace Ely of Sugar run; two brothers, Elwood Brown of Forkston and Gerald Brown of Laceyville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, the late Claude Brown, and a brother, Raymond Brown. Funeral and committal services will be held on Friday, March 19, 1993, at 11 a.m. in the Kerr-McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, with the Rev. Susan L. Hardman-Zimmerman, pastor of the Wyalusing and Hollenback Untied Methodist churches, officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the V.F.W. Post No. 7593, of Wyalusing. Interment will be in the Quicks Bend Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to call on Thursday, March 18, 1993 at the Kerr-McHenry funeral Home, in Wyalusing, from 7-9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review.
MARJORIE M. BURKE, 86, of the Chemung View Apartments, 222 Chestnut St., Athens, died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at her home. Born Dec. 6, 1910 in Sugar Run, she was a daughter of the late William and Eudora Fitch Burke. Marjorie was a graduate of the Wyalusing High School, class of 1929, and of the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1932. She was employed at the Robert Packer Hospital for 15 years as a registered nurse. Surviving are two sisters; Eleanor Willson of Sayre and Genevieve Mann of Camp Hill, Pa.; a brother, Robert Burke of Sugar Run; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Mary Ann Burke of Athens; several nieces and nephews; and a special niece, Claire Krezter of Concord, Calif. She was preceded in death by; a brother, Carl Burke and a sister, Ruth Ervin. A graveside service will be held at the Quick’s Bend Cemetery, Quick’s Bend, Pa. at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre. –Towanda Daily Review.
ROBERT WILLIAM BURKE, age 86, of Sugar Run, Pa., died on Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999, at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington, Pa., following declining health. He was born Jan. 4, 1913, in Wilmot Township, a son of the late William and Eudora Fitch Burke. Mr. Burke has been a lifetime resident of Wilmot Township. On Feb. 12, 1934, he married L. Eleanor Kissell. Eleanor preceded him in death on March 13, 1989. They had celebrated 55 years of marriage. In the early 1930s he was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as a road foreman. He had spent his lifetime engaged in farming. In his younger years, Bob enjoyed playing baseball on teams in our local area. He enjoyed time spent hunting. In his 70s, he enjoyed playing on a local shuffleboard league. He left surviving three children and their spouses; Patricia and Richard Eberlin of Laceyville, Pa., Gary and Claudette Burke of Sugar Run, Pa., Carol and James Iddings of Spring Hill, Wyalusing RR, Pa.; a brother, Donald Burke; two sisters, Eleanor Wilson, Genevieve Mann; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, several nieces and a nephew. In addition to his parents and his wife, the late L. Eleanor Kissell Burke, he was preceded in death by two infant daughters; a brother, Carl Burke; two sisters, Ruth Burke Irvin and Marjorie Burke. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999, at 11 a.m. in the McHenry funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Beverly Davenport, pastor of the Hollenback United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Quick’s Bend Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to call on Tuesday evening, Aug. 17, 199, at McHenry funeral Home in Wyalusing from 6 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations or contributions may be made to the Wyalusing Public Library, 292 Church St., P.O. Box 98, Wyalusing, Pa. in Mr. Burke’s memory. Towanda Daily Review.
CASSELBURY ANNA MORRIS
Mrs. Anna, 86, of Sugar Run RD, died Saturday evening. She was born at Sugar Run May 26, 1884, daughter of the late Charles and Maria Casselbury. She was a life-long resident of the vicinity in which she lived. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and attended services as long as health permitted. She is survived by three sons, Paul of Sugar Run RD, Ralph of Washington, D.C., and Tom of Wyalusing; one daughter preceded her in death; three brothers, Ben of Athens, Earl of Sayre, and Asa of Syracuse, N.Y., and several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral and committal services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Tiffany Funeral Home in Wyalusing. The Rev. Norman Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Quick’s Bend Cemetery.
CHILSON –SARA C. MORROW, 93, of Sugar Run, died Sunday morning, October 21, 1984, at the Towanda Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born, October 28, 1891 in Standing Stone Twp., the daughter of the late Charles and Deborah Wheeler Chilson. She was a member of the Hollenbach United Methodist Church; past member of the Rebekah Lodge in Wysox. Her interests in life were her family, crocheting and working in her garden and canning. She was preceded in death by her husband John and one daughter Della. She is survived by one daughter; Mrs. Charles (Pearl) Morrow Verbryck; three grandchildren; several great and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. from the Kenneth D. Kerr Funeral Home, Wyalusing with the Rev. Vaughn Glover Jr., pastor of the Hollenback United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Quicks Bend Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home, Tuesday evening 7-9. –Towanda Daily Review.
CORNELL, Maria - Mrs. Charles Casselbury, 85, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herbert Morris in Sugar Run, Saturday morning, Sept 22, 1951. She had been ill health since her hip was broken four years ago. She was born at Standing Stone, August 16 1866, daughter of the late Israel Cornell, and was a lifelong resident of the Sugar Run area. She was a member of the Athens Methodist Church. Her husband died two years ago at the age of 87. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Herbert Morris, Mrs. Albert Lauricella of Fulton, NY, and Mrs. Charles Knowles of Syracuse; five sons, Lee and Earl of Sayre, Benjamin of Athens, Asa and Lewis of Syracuse. She leaves 17 Grandchildren, 19 G-Grandchildren, and one cousin. Services were held from the Tiffany Funeral Home, Monday at 2pm, Rev Robert Sheehan officiating. Interment was at Quick's Bend. The pall bearers were: Ronald Carmer, Carl Casselbury, Paul Morris, Thomas Morris, Ralph Morris and Wayne Casselbury. ~Wyalusing Rocket~ Submitted by Bonny Sutton
CRAWFORD Lewis P. Crawford Sr.
Lewis "Poppy" Crawford Sr. 85, formerly of Sugar Run, Pa., died at the Williamsport Hospital on Friday April 1, 2011. Lewis was born on June 9, 1925, a son of the late Warren J. and Leontine Fenton Crawford of Wyalusing, Pa. He and his late wife Lela owned and operated a dairy farm and a butcher shop in Sugar Run for many years. Lewis loved spending time with his family on the farm; he enjoyed hunting and being outdoors. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. Lewis is survived by a daughter: Evelyn and (Derrick Rumbough) Benjamin; and a son: Lewis Jr. and Rosemarie Crawford; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren; six brothers: James of New Albany, Gorden and "Pattie Chilson" of New Albany, Lloyd and Doris of Sugar Run, Ervin and June of New Albany, Donald of Noxen, Pa. and Jesse of Elmira Heights N.Y.; and two sisters: Evelyn Shaffer of Perkensville N.Y. and Marylin and Frannie Stringham, and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 9 at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, PA 18853, with the Rev. William Westbrook officiating. Family and friends are invited to call from 10 a.m. on Saturday until the time of the service. Interment and military honors will follow in the Quicksbend Cemetery in Sugar Run. In lieu of flowers memorial may be directed to the Wilmot Volunteer Fire Company, Sugar Run, PA 18846, in Lewis' memory. Towanda Daily Review - April 3, 2011
FRANKLIN P. DEITRICK, 71, of Sugar Run died Friday afternoon August 19, 1988 at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born in Sugar Run October 25, 1916, he was the son of the late Reuben W. and Myrtle I. Franklin Detrick. He was a lifelong dairy farmer. He served in the U.S. Army for 4 ½ years, serving in WWII with the 190th FA group in the Normandy, Central Europe, Rhineland, Ruhr and the Ardennes campaigns. On Oct. 20, 1945 he married the former Vivienne Hawkey. Mr. Detrick is survived by his spouse Vivienne at home; two sons: Kerry and Rodney (Keith) of Sugar Run; two daughters: Mrs. John (Janet) Harned of Camptown and Mrs. Richard (Cheryl) Snyder of Sugar Run and five grandsons. He was a member of the 190th FA group and the Wyalusing American Legion Post #534. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the P. Dean Horner Funeral Home, 1 Groverdale Lane, Wyalusing with the Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Starzer officiating. Interment will be in the Quicks Bend Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday at the funeral home 2-4, 7-9. Graveside military services will be conducted by members of Wyalusing American Legion Post 534. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the American Lung Association. –Towanda Daily Review
SAMUEL E. DOUGLAS, 80, of RR 2, Sayre, Pa., died Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998, at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born March 12, 1918 in Quicks Bend, Pa., the son of Roy and Joyce Justin Douglas, he owned and operated Douglas Body Shop until his retirement. He enjoyed wood working, camping, hunting, fishing and time spent with family and friends. He was a member of the Sayre Presbyterian Church, the Loyal Order of the Moose #1490 of Waverly, N.Y., and the Tom Jack Camping Club. He was predeceased by his first wife, Martha in 1980; a son, Paul in 1940 and a brother, Lawrence. He is survived by his wife, Clara, of the Bradford County Manor; daughters and sons-in-law, Genevieve and Alston Teeter of Milan, Barbara and Merle Eiffert of Troy; son and daughter-in-law, Richard Jay and Janet Douglas of Evansville, Ind.; step-children, Oscar W. French, Jr. of Sayre and Patricia and Walter Casselbury of Chemung, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Harold Brobst of Montrose; brother and sister-in-law, Lamont and Kate Douglas of Lawton; a very special friend, Burdette Mason of Athens. Friends and family may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens. Funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Rev. Heather Croke, pastor of the Sayre Presbyterian Church, officiating and Rev. Lynn Ensign, pastor of the Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church, co-officiating. Burial will be in the Quicks Bend Cemetery, Quicks Bend. Memorial may be made to the Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services, 900 North Lehigh Ave., Sayre, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
Samuel E. DOUGLAS, 80 of Sayre, RR 2, PA died Thursday, November 19, 1998 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born March 12, 1918 in Quicks Bend, PA, the son of Roy and Joyce Justin Douglas, he owned and operated Douglas Body Shop until his retirement. He was a member of the Sayre Presbyterian Church, the Loyal Order of the Moose #1490 of Waverly, NY and the Tom Jack Camping Club. He is survived by his wife, Clara, Bradford County Manor; daughters and sons-in-law, Genevieve and Alston Teeter of Milan; Barbara and Merle Eiffert of troy; son and daughter-in-law, Richard Jay and Janet Douglas of Evansville, IN; step-children, Oscar W. French Jr. of Sayre and Patricia and Walter Casselbury of Chemung, NY; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Harold Brobst of Montrose, PA; brother and sister-in-law, Lamont and Kate Douglas of Lawton; a special friend Burdette Mason of Athens. He was predeceased by his first wife, Martha, in 1980; a son, Paul, in 1940; and a brother, Lawrence. Funeral services were held November 23 at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens with the rev. Heather Croke and Rev. Lynn Ensign co-officiating and burial to be in Quicks Bend Cemetery, Quicks Bend. Memorials may be made to the Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services, 900 North Lehigh Ave., Sayre, PA 18840. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday November 26 , 1998
Thomas B. EBERLIN
Nov. 23, 2001
Wyalusing Rocket Courier
Thomas B. Eberlin, of Binghamton, NY, age 73, died on Friday, Nov. 23, 2001 at Lourdes Hospital. He was born Sept. 4, 1928 in Waverly, NY. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Lucretia and a grandson, Michael Eberlin. He was a member of the Glen Castle United Methodist Church, where he was an active member for many years. He was a faithful and loving husband, father and grandparent. He loved his church and church family. He was employed by Spaulding Bakeries for many years and retired from Bob Murphy, Inc. He loved camping, gardening and traveling with his wife. A Boy Scout leader for many years, he was a trustee of Glen Castle United Methodist Church, a member of Southern Tier Good Sam Club, United Methodist Campers and Family Motorcoach Camping Clubs. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Cleo Eberlin of Binghamton; one daughter, Gail Heath of Norfolk, VA; one son, Richard Eberlin of Sugar Run; four grandchildren, Jonah and Heather Eberlin of Laceyville, Bryan Eberlin of Sugar Run and Tina Heath of Jacksonville, NC; two great-grandchildren, Dakota Eberlin of Laceyville and Helena Heath of Jacksonville, NC; a sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Gerald Hibbard of Thousand Oaks, CA; his father-in-law, Charles VerBryck of Sugar Run; two nieces, several cousins and many friends. A graveside service will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. at Quicks Bend Cemetery, Sugar Run. A memorial service will be held on Dec. 8 at Glen Castle United Methodist Church, Rt. 11, Castle Creek with Rev. William Puckey, pastor, officiating. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to Glen Castle United Methodist Church, PO Box 63, Glen Castle, NY 13744. Arrangements were under the direction of the William R. Chase & Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango St., Port Dickinson.
ROBERT A. ERMISCH, age 79, of Sugar Run, Pa., passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 1, 2015, at his winter residence in Dade City, Fla. He and his wife, Edie, have spent and enjoyed many winters in Florida. He was born on March 28, 1935, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., a son of the late Robert C. and Mary Jones Ermisch.A graduate of G.A.R. Memorial High School, he was a member of the Class of 1952. Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1959. He served on the battleship U.S.S. Wisconsin and the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Ranger.On December 31, 1955, he married the former Edith Reed. Bob and Edie had a loving and devoted marriage. They celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary the day before his passing.Bob was employed by the United Postal Service in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., retiring after 30 years of service. During that time, he also was a school bus driver for the Wilkes-Barre area school district for over 15 years.Early on, Bob's mother's family happened upon this quiet bend in the river. As a young boy, Bob spent time with his parents camping and later owning property in what's known as Quicks Bend in Sugar Run. This seasonal homestead lead to a legacy of five generations of family enjoying time spent with each other and on the beloved Susquehanna River. Bob and Edie and their children spent summers and weekends until it became their full time residence in 1990 after his retirement. His greatest life pleasure was the love he had for his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved entertaining family members, relatives and friends that fondly remember time spent on the patio. Bob enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially small game. He was also a loyal Penn State football fan. He was an active member of American Legion Post No. 534 in Wyalusing, Pa.; and the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. Each month, members of Bob's high school graduating Class of 1952 enjoyed social get-togethers. He leaves surviving his loving and devoted wife Edith "Edie" Reed Ermisch at home; daughter Lynn and husband John Petlock, of Sugar Run, Pa., a daughter Jill Mullen, of Dallas, Pa.; a son Robert D. and wife Wanda Ermisch of Laceyville, Pa.; his nine grandchildren Jason (Aline) Petlock of Waverly, N.Y., Adam (fiancé Sara Tyler) Petlock, of Quicks Bend, Pa., Joshua (Diana) Petlock of Tunkhannock, Pa., Rachel (Wes) Sznaider, of Overton, Pa., Brian (Dee) Gola of Scranton, Pa., Kelly (Dan) Sleboda of Dunmore, Pa., Kacie Kuchinskas, of Scranton, Pa., Dana (Matt) List of Wysox, Pa., Hillary Ermisch of Laceyville, Pa.; and his 15 great-grandchildren; his close cousin and patio buddy Stanley Jones of Quicks Bend, Pa.; and several additional cousins.Friends and family are invited to call on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. A Service of Witness to the Resurrection will be celebrated held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Full military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 534 of Wyalusing immediately following the service at the Church. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Quicks Bend Cemetery, Sugar Run, Pa. Arrangements have been entrusted with Sheldon Funeral Homes, 155 Church Street, Wyalusing, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Wyalusing American Legion, P.O. Box 71, Wyalusing, PA, or the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, P.O. 25, Wyalusing, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 1/5/2015
HAWKEYE Vivienne Louise Detrick
Mrs. Vivienne Louise Detrick, age 89, of Park Place, Wyalusing, formerly of Quicks Bend, went to be with God and her dear departed husband on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.. Vivienne was born on May 2, 1921 in Kinmundy, Ill., the youngest daughter of Edward P. and E. Maud Hites Hawkey. She was united in marriage to Franklin P. Detrick of Sugar Run, Pa., on Oct. 20, 1945, at Christ Episcopal Church in Towanda, Pa., by a good friend of the family, Rev. Henry George Russell, pastor of the church. Witnesses were Claude and Hazel Dietz of Sugar Run, their very good friends. To this union four children were born, Kerry E. (Beverly) Detrick of Sugar Run, Janet I. (John) Harned of Camptown, Rodney K. Detrick of Sugar Run and Cheryl L. (Jack) Keeney of Wyalusing; six grandchildren, Andrew Harned, Alec (Tonia) Harned, Curtis (Michelle) Harned and John Jr. Harned of Camptown, Nicholas Snyder of Wyalusing, Pa., and Amy (Richard) Chase of Fairfield, Pa.; six great-grandchildren, Savannah, Rachel, Cole, Finn, Hunter, and Rowan; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her wonderful husband of 43 years on Aug. 19, 1988 and also by two brothers, Elmo and Clifford Hawkey; and two sisters, Imo Smith and Nellie Whitford of Illinois. She was a wife and homemaker to her family and in later years became an Avon representative for 13 years. She also loved to piece quilts and quilt them by hand and also did embroidery work and later learned how to crochet. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 25, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Barry Ballard, officiating. Interment to follow in Quicks Bend Cemetery, Sugar Run, Pa. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and request that memorial contributions are sent to: Memorial Hospital Home Health, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 or Guthrie Hospice, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840 Towanda Daily Review – March 23, 2011
HOAG –MRS. MARY HOAG VANDEMARK, 84 of Wyalusing, Pa., Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1954. She was a member of the Wyalusing Methodist Church. Survived by four daughters including Mrs. Harry Mann of Elmira. The body is at the Tiffany Funeral Home, Wyalusing where friends may call Saturday. Funeral there Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Robert H. Sheehan. Quicks Bend Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette –12/24/1954
McCARTY - Mr. Harold K. McCarty, 88, of Sugar Run died Friday evening, March 22, 1996, at his home. Harold was born in Sugar Run, Pa., on July 31, 1907, son of the late Taylor S. and Lillian M. Warburton McCarty. He graduated from the Wyalusing High School, a member of the class of 1925. He worked for five years at the Sugar Run Grist Mill in Sugar Run and then attended Beckley College in Harrisburg, Pa. He married the former Pauline Sigler at Sugar Run, Pa., on Aug. 2, 1930. they operated the Esso Station in Wyalusing for 13 years. Harold spent three years working for IBM in Endicott, N.Y., and returned home to manage the family farm in Sugar Run. He operated the dairy farm from 1945 to his retirement in 1970. His first wife, Pauline, predeceased him on Nov. 6, 1965. After he retired he represented the Pioneer Seed Co. for several years. On Nov. 26, 1968, he married the (line missing - but could be - former Debbie Knowles of ? N.Y., and she predeceased him on Feb. 16, 1971. He married the former Esther Way of Sugar Run, on March 11, 1979. They recently celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary. Harold was a 53-year member of Wyalusing Lodge No. 618, F & AM, which honored him in 1993 for 50 years of service in the lodge. He was also a member of Scottish Rite Consistory, Williamsport, Pa., and Irem Temple, Dallas, Pa. Surviving are his spouse, Esther, at home; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas M. and Judy McCarty of Sugar Run; daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Richard Dibble of Sugar Run; brother Murray J. McCarty of Wyalusing; sister-in-law, Madeline McCarty of Syalusing; stepdaughters, Glenda Shores of Towanda, Betsy Swan of Sough Orange, N.J., and Sue Watson of Pottsdam, N.Y.; seven grandchildren three great-grandchildren; and three nieces and one nephew. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman. Daily Review, March 24, 1996
QUICK Eva- Miss Eva Quick, 23, died at the home of her Mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Quick, at Sugar Run October 31,1889, Miss Quick was the primary teacher in the Wyalusing Graded School last year. The Funeral services were held Sunday morning. Pallbearers were; Edward Waldo, Frank Ackley, John H. Morrow, Burt Sharts, Fredrick Wilson and Isaac Hoag. Wyalusing Rocket- Submitted By Bonny Sutton
ROGERS –GEORGIA A. TEDESCO, 71, of Troy, Pa. died Monday August 26, 1985 at the Robert Packer Hospital. She was born May 7, 1914 in Starrucca, PA, the daughter of Glenn and Eunice Douglass Rogers. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy. Emil and Georgia Tedesco operated the Tedesco Diner in E. Towanda from 1960-1973. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Emil Tedesco: daughters; Mrs. Joseph (Glenna) Twarkusky of Trenton, NJ, Mrs. Robert (Emelia) Tomko of Columbia Cross Roads, Mrs. Harold (Martha) Vincent of Wysox, Mrs. Philip (Eunice) Brecht of San Carlos, CA; a son, Emile Tedesco of Columbia Cross Roads; nine grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Arthur M. Suggs officiating. Burial will be in Quicks Bend Cemetery, Quicks Bend, PA. Memorial may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church of Troy or the American Heart Association. -Troy Gazette-Register.
Mrs. Sheldon (Eudora) Franklin, of Quicks Bend, died Thursday morning while visiting her daughter, Mrs. Walter (Phillis) Rouleau, in Massachusetts. Born Sept. 20, 1903 in Lopez, Mrs Franklin was a member of the Sugar Run Presbyterian Church and the Sugar Run Circle. She was also a member of the Wyalusing Senior Citizens Club. She was married for 58 years to Clarence Franklin who preceded her in death. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Walter (Phyllis) Rouleau, Clinton, Mass.; Miss Donna Franklin, Phoenix, Aziz., Mrs. Kenneth (Doris) Jenkins, Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs Donald (Patricia) Steigerwald, Center Hall Pa.; 17 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; a sister Debra Laman, Johnosn City, NY.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Kerr Funeral HOme, Wyalusing. Interment will be in Quick Bend Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m and from 7 to 9 p.m. RHW. Towanda Daily Review June 1981.
William R. SHARTS, 52, of Main Street, Laceyville, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at the Mid Valley Hospice Unit, Peckville. Born July 12, 1952, in Meshoppen, he was a son of Roger W. and the late Anna Shoemaker Sharts. He was a self-employed house painter, but for the past few years ill health forced him into disability. He is survived, by his wife, Carol A. Tinna Sharts, Laceyville; twin son and daughter, Brendon and Brianna Sharts, Laceyville; daughters, April Conklin, Black Walnut, Billie Jean Licca, Lawton, stepson, Brad Benjamin; stepdaughters, Jenny Brown, Jenningsville; Kristie Ramey, Laceyville; Ashley Benjamin and Tamra Benjamin; father and stepmother, Roger and Hattie Sharts, Sugar Run; brother, John Sharts, Sugar Run; sister, Judy Anderson, Tunkhannock; half-brothers, David and Roger Sharts, Sugar Run; half sister, Ella Bankes, Towanda; stepbrother, Donald Baker, Sugar Run; eight grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held Monday evening, April 4, from Sheldon Funeral Home, Laceyville, with the Rev. Barry Ballard of Wyalusing Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment, Quicks Bend Cemetery, at a later date. Contributed by Carol Brotzman. –Tunkhannock New Age. April 6, 2005.
Beverly V. Sutton Wilcox, 73
02/19/2002 Towanda Daily Review
Beverly V. Sutton Wilcox, 73, wife of Fenton Wilcox of Towanda, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, at her home. She was born July 18, 1928, in Noxen, Pa., a daughter of the late James and Mary Mack Sutton. She was the foster daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Inman of Laceyville. In early years, Beverly provided youth care for Shelley and Mat Watkins and Jackie Talada. Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family. Beverly attended Wysox Presbyterian Church and was a member of VFW Post No. 6072 Ladies Auxiliary, Asylum Township. She is survived by her husband, Fenton Wilcox, at home; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy Jo and Jim Coleman of Rome; son and daughter-in-law, David M. and Bonnie Wilcox of Monroeton; six grandchildren, Twyla Wickwire, Condra Potter, Kristi and Craig Coleman, Thad and Drew Wilcox; great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Ennis; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Susie Wilcox, four brothers and four sisters.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Karen Ballard, pastor of the Rome Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Quicks Bend Cemetery, Wilmot Township. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720, or the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa. 17701 in Mrs. Wilcox's memory.\
Emil Tedesco, 80, of Troy and formerly of Trenton, NJ, died Sunday, January 27, 1991 at the Troy Community Hospital. Born May 1, 1910 in Forest City, PA, he was the son of Anthony and Theresa Vallerio Tedesco. He was a stationary engineer for the Thermoid Co. in Trenton, NJ. He owned Tedesco's Diner in East Towanda for 15 years. Mr. Tedesco is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Glenna and Joseph Twarkusky of Trenton, Emelia and Robert Tomko of Columbia Cross Roads RD 3 and Eunice and Phillip Brecht of San Carlos, CA; daughter, Martha Vincent, Wysox; son, Emile Tedesco of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Frances Swegel of Forest City and Rose Gardier of Scranton; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Georgia Tedesco; five brothers and a daughter-in-law, Sharon Tedesco. Memorial services were held January 29 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with Father Stephen McGough officiating and burial to be in Quick's Bend Cemetery, Quick's Bend, PA. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 413 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810 or the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, January 31, 1991)
TURNER Andrea Lynn
The viewing and funeral services for 20-year-old Andrea Lynn Turner, who died from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident (see article in "Top News") have been scheduled for Monday and Tuesday of next week. The Wyalusing resident lost her life when the vehicle she was driving was struck head-on by another on Route 187 in Asylum Township on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 28. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 11 a.m.. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with Rev. Penney M. Rahm, Pastor of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Quicks Bend Cemetery. Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, on Monday, Aug. 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. Her full obituary will appear in the Aug. 5 print edition of the Rocket-Courier. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, July 29, 2010
TURNER Andrea Lynn - Andrea Lynn Turner, age 20, of Durell, Pa., died
on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 as a result of an automobile accident. Andrea was born on April 5, 1990 in Towanda, a daughter of Tracy Lee Turner and Regina Rae Touchette. She graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School, a member of the class of 2008. Andrea was engaged to Roland J. Golden and was the mother of their son, Gage Dyllen Golden. She enjoyed the outdoors and hunting and archery, knitting, sewing, painting and drawing. Andrea was employed by Arrow United and the Wyalusing Dollar Store. She was anticipating a nursing career. Surviving are: fiancée Roland Golden at home; son Gage at home; father Tracy L. Turner of Sugar Run, Pa.; mother Regina R. Touchette of LeRaysville, Pa.; brother Matthew David Turner of LeRaysville, Pa.; sister Alicia M. Isbell of LeRaysville, Pa.; paternal grandmother Sharon Turner of Sugar Run, Pa., maternal grandmother June Magoon of Morrisville, Vt., and several aunts and uncles and nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., with Rev. Penney M. Rahm, pastor of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Quicks Bend Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 2, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. - Towanda Daily Review, July 31, 2010
Wyausing Woman Dies in Rt. 187 Crash - 7/29/2010 - Wyalusing Rocket Courier
A 20-year-old Wyalusing woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle accident on Rt. 187 in Asylum Township on Wednesday, July 28. Since early June, there have been at least 11 fatalities in ten separate incidents in the Rocket-Courier’s readership area of Bradford, Sullivan, Wyoming and western Susquehanna Counties. According to Pennsylvania State Police, Andrea Turner, who was operating a 1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport, was driving south on Rt. 187, approximately a mile north of the Terry Township line at 3:20 p.m. She was traveling with a male juvenile in the Jeep. At the same time, Johnnie Holder, 37, of Odessa, TX, was traveling north in a Ford 250 Super Duty truck. According to police reports, Holder lost control of his truck while negotiating a left-hand turn. After traveling off the northbound berm, Holder’s truck traveled across the center-lines into the southbound lane into Turner’s path. Turner swerved onto the south-bound berm in an attempt to avoid the accident, but Holder’s vehicle struck Turner’s Jeep head-on. Her vehicle was thrown off the road-way, coming to rest with a tree against its passenger side. Turner’s truck stopped facing north in the southbound lane of Rt. 187. Wysox Fire Department personnel removed Holder and Turner’s juvenile passenger. The juvenile, who was secured with a child safety belt, was flown to Robert Packer Hospital with minor injuries. Holder, who wearing a seat belt, was uninjured in the accident. Turner, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead on the scene by the Bradford County coroner. The accident remains under investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police.
Charles Fisher VerBRYCK, age 95, well-known Sugar Run resident, died on Friday, March 26, 2004 at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA He was born Aug. 17, 1908 at home in Wilmot Township, a son of the late Ira L. and Harriet Sigler VerBryck. He graduated from the Wyalusing High School, Class of 1926. He married the former Pearl Morrow of Rummerfield, on Feb. 26, 1927 and she predeceased him on June 10, 1996 after 69 years of marriage. He was a dairy farmer for 57 years, and then continued beef farming until his death. He was a member of the PA Dairy Association. Charles loved his family, farming, animals and gardening. He and his wife had farmed his grandfather’s farm since their marriage. Surviving are a daughter, Cleo Eberlin, Binghamton, NY; grandchildren, Richard Eberlin and Lisa Zionkowski, Sugar Run, Gail Heath and Raymond Davidson, Norfolk, VA; great-grandchildren, Jonah and Danielle Eberlin, Laceyville, Bryan Eberlin Laceyville, Heather Eberlin, Myrtle Beach, SC, Tina Heath, Durham, NC; great-great-grandchildren, Dakota Eberlin, Laceyville, Helena Heath, Durham, NC. He was predeceased by his son, Charles Emerson VerBryck in 1957, a son-in-law, Thomas Eberlin in 2001, and a great-grandson, Michael Eberlin in 1986 and by three brothers and one sister. Funeral services were held on March 31 at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Glenn R. Kennedy, his pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Quick’s Bend Cemetery. Friends called at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30. The family provided their own flowers and ask that memorials be directed to the American Heart Assoc., Bradford County Chapter, 1704 Warren Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701.
WILCOX Fenton Wilcox
87, of 932 S. Main St., Towanda, Pa., died Thursday morning, Aug. 8, 2013, at his home following declining health. Fenton was born at Sugar Run, Pa., on June 17, 1926, the son of Ephraim and Mildred Fenton Wilcox. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Navy from July 13, 1943, to April 6, 1946. In early years, Fenton was employed by Dunn Brothers Construction in Towanda and was later employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for many years until his retirement in 1988. Fenton enjoyed fishing, hunting and caring for his lawn and flowers. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Peggy Jo and Jim Coleman of Rome; son and daughter-in-law, David M. and Bonnie Wilcox of Monroeton; grandchildren, Twyla Wickwire and husband Ron, Condra Butcher (John Mazzara), Kristi Coleman (Billy Robinson), Craig Coleman, Thad Wilcox and wife Heather, Drew Wilcox and wife Jill; great grandchildren, Elizabeth Ennis, Selena and Julia Wickwire, Reuben and Cheyenne Butcher, Meeah and Ethynn Wilcox; sisters, Mary Shatinsky and Lil Jayne of Laceyville, and Betty Marbaker of Troy; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins; special close friends, Ed and Suzanne Kulick and Ben and Marge Bidlack. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly V. Wilcox on Feb. 17, 2002; infant daughter, Susie Wilcox; brothers, Willy, Albert and Louis; twin brother, Fayette; sisters, Ruth Startzel, Jane Truesdale and Charolette Anderson. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Dr. Karen Ballard, pastor of the Rome Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Quicks Bend Cemetery, Wilmot Township, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Towanda Daily Review – August 9, 2013
WILLSON - William Willson, aged 73 years, died at his home in Binghamton on February 24, 1926. The remains were brought to Sugar Run accompanied by Mr. Earl David, a nephew of the deceased. The funeral service was held from the home of Mrs. Debora Schuman, at Sugar Run on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 2 o'clock p.m., Rev. W.H. Demorest of Wyalusing having charge of the service. Interment was made at the cemetery at Quicks Bend. [no newspaper source], 1926
WILSON, Sarah - Mrs. Sarah Rosencrance, aged 80 years and a life-long
resident of Sugar Run and vicinity died
on Wednesday, January 1st,1918. Death was due to a general breaking down in health. Her life was a quiet and uneventful one, but a kind spirit and a noble Christian Character was in evidence as she came in contact with her friends and neighbors. She rests from her labors, but her works do follow her. The good influence of a righteous life will long be felt in that community. The funeral service took place from her late home at Sugar Run on Friday, January 3rd, Rev.W.H. Demorest, of Wyalusing officiating. Interment was made in the Quick's Bend Cemetery. Those near relatives surviving her are: two daughters, Mrs.Charles David, of Johnson City,NY.; and Mrs. Charles Skinner, of New York City; two sisters and one brother also survive, namely, Mrs. J.A. Shuman of Sugar Run, Mrs. Josephine Thomas and William Wilson. Her husband died
from this life about 38 years ago. ~January 8,1918 Wyalusing Rocket~ Submitted By Bonny Sutton
YANETT - Kathy A. Yanett Knolles, 82
Kathy A. Yanett Knolles, age 82, of RR3, Box 42, Wyalusing, PA, died on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, Towanda. She had been residing at the Wyalusing Personal Care Home. Kathy was born in Summit Hill, PA on July 24, 1922, a daughter of the late Louis and Mary Elizabeth Kane Yanett. She attended local schools and married Lloyd R. Knolles, Sr., of Wilmot Township, on May 25, 1943. She and her husband farmed and operated the Hollenback General Store in their early years. Lloyd predeceased her on June 12, 2002. Kathy retired as a custodian at the Wyalusing Valley High School after 18 years of service. Kathy was a loving spouse, super-mom and grandmother. She loved to cook, bake and spend time with her children and grandchildren. She was a member of the Hollenback United Methodist Church and a member of the Ladies Aid Society. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Lloyd, Jr. and Peggy Sue Knolles, West Grove, Steven and Frances Knolles, Lebanon; four daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and James Hepp, Sr., Wyalusing, Mary Jane and Eugene Winkler, Sr., Scranton, Peggy and George Coulter, Millis, MA, Denice and Richard Spivak, Fort Lauderdale, FL; a step-daughter, Virginia Jane Pipher, Johnson City, NY; two sisters, Mary Ann Cyznadel, Palmerton, Theresa Haluka, Palmerton; a sister-in-law, Florence Knolles, Wyalusing; brothers-in-law and spouse, Donald and Dorothy Knolles, Sheshequin, John Malik, Binghamton, NY; eight grandchildren and their spouses, James, Jr. and Terry Hepp, Brenda Hepp, Michelle Hepp, Eugene Winkler, Jr., Debbie and Joe Zombak, Kevin Winkler, Thomas and Jane Coulter; seven great-grandchildren, Daniel, Christopher and Eugene Winkler, III, Devin and Taylor Zombak, Allison and Madelyn Hepp; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four brothers: James Yanett, William Yanett, Anthony Yanett and Thomas Yanett and a sister, Lena Brozino, all of Jim Thorpe, PA. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 27 at 12 noon at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Helen H. Learn officiating. Interment will be in the Quicks Bend Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.