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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Obituary & Clipping Section
Bradford County, Pennsylvania

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Rome Cemetery, Rome Borough, Bradford County, PA 
Obituaries 

 

 

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) 


WALTER B. (DEB) ABELL, 71, a highly regarded resident of Rome died Sunday afternoon Sept. 25, 1988 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Born Nov. 18, 1916 in Rome Township, he was a son of the late Guy W. and Grace Forbes Abell. Walter attended school in Rome, where he was a 1936 graduate of Rome High School. On June 28, 1944 he married the former Galdys Allis of Allis Hollow. Walter joined his father, Guy Abell in the operation of a family farm, which he later owned and operated for many years. He was employed 32 years for the Northeastern Readers Association, which later became Sire Power, retiring in February 1981 due to declining health. Mr. Abell was a trustee and elder of the Rome First Presbyterian Church where he was honored for having been an active member for 56 years. He was a member of the Roman Lodge #418 F&AM, the Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Towanda and the Williamsport Consistory, Valley of Williamsport 32nd Degree. Mr. Abell was a past president of the Rome Borough Council and was an honorary member of the Dairy Shrine. Surviving are his wife, Gladys; a daughter, Claire Allen of Rome; a son and daughter-in-law, Jason A. and Mary Abell of Waverly, NY; a son, Brian W. Abell of Elmira, NY; three grandchildren, David and Brenda Abell of Waverly; Nicole Allen of Rome; two brothers, Leonard J. Abell of Pfafftown, NC; Guy F. Abell of Rome; Helen Blair of Rome, Myree Naylor of Fort Walton Beach, FL; Marguarite Harbachuk of Windsor, NY; father and mother-in-law, C. C. and Retha Allis of Allis Hollow, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by three brothers, George Lester Abell, DeLeon Abell and Gus Abell. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rome First Presbyterian Church with his pastor the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating. Interment will be in Rome Cemetery. The family will provide their own flowers and suggests memorials be directed to the Rome First Presbyterian Church, c/o Imogene Stoll, P.O. Box 94, Rome, PA in Mr. Abell’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

ADAMS - Isaac C. Adams - (1903) for the past few months a resident of Towanda, died at his home on State Street, Monday morning at 5 o’clock after a long and painful illness with blood poisoning. He was 54 years of age and is survived by his wife [Lizzie], one son, B.F. Adams, and one daughter, Miss Winnie Adams, both living at Rome. Funeral services were held at Rome Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Adams was a son of Bela Adams of Springfield. He owned a farm at Allis Hollow and with his son was largely engaged in raising poultry. Ill health compelled him to relinquish active work and he came to Towanda last spring to reside. He was a man universally respected by his neighbors and business associates.  [Cemetery listing – 1848-1902]

DALE EUGENE ALLIS, 67, formerly of Rome, Pa. passed away on Feb. 17, 2015 at the VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dale was born on Feb. 3, 1948 in Towanda, Pa., a son of the late Paul M. and Madeline (Manchester) Allis. He was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School and proudly served his country with the U.S. Army from 1967–1970. Dale was a long time employee of Douglas Brothers Paving and most recently for the Black Knights Quarry. Dale was a member of the VFW Post 6824 and a former member of the Towanda American Legion. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, sports, tractor pulls, and was an avid supporter of area youth wrestling. Although his greatest pleasure was being surrounded by his family and friends. Dale is survived by his children, Paul R. Allis (Jason Heinecke) of Capitol Heights, Md., James P. Yost (Sally Wheeland) of Owego, N.Y., Rodney J. Yost (Rose Johnson), Lorie A. Allis (Scott Johnson), Tammy L. (Antonio) Aponte-Lopez all of Towanda, Pa.; a brother, Daryl L. Allis (Greg Wood) of Delaware; sister, Carol A. Allis (Jody Johnson) of Phoenix, Ariz.; his grandchildren, Scott Allis, Ryan Allis, Troy Pierce, Derek Pierce, Katrina Saxon, Greg Morningstar, Shawn Morningstar, Rodney Yost Jr., Mark Yost, Randy Yost, Jason Heinecke, Tracie Heinecke, Stacie Heinecke, James Yost Jr., Krista Yost, Rebecca Yost; 13 great-grandchildren. Dale was predeceased by his parents, Paul M. and Madeline Allis; his wife, Virginia Vanderpool Allis on Nov. 26, 2003; a daughter, Renee Carey and a brother, Dean P. Allis. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 23 in the Rome Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded. A luncheon and time of sharing will be held following the services at the VFW Post. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the VFW Post 6824, 1468 Haighs Pond Rd., Rome, PA in loving memory of Dale E. Allis. –Towanda Daily Review 2/20/2015

WILMA M. ALLIS, 85, of Wyalusing, died on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001 at the Bradford County Manor.  She was born on July 13, 1915 in Rome, a daughter of the late Burt and Florence Mitten Allis.  Wilma attended the Orwell High School for 11 years and graduated from Rome High School in 1934.  Wilma was a member of Wyalusing United Methodist Church.  She was a member of the United Methodist Women, and loved to help with the annual Wyalusing Fireman’s Carnival, as well as worked as a volunteer at Park Place in Wyalusing.  In 1934 she was employed by Glen and Genevieve Arey family.  In 1958 she moved to an apartment above Arey’s Hardware Store in Wyalusing, where she worked.  She continued to work there after the store was purchased by Milton and Edna Morse, and later being purchased by Marvin and Maxine Meteer, retiring in 1986.  She enjoyed time spent doing crafts and crocheting.  She is survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law; Ruth and George Rogers of LeRaysville, Rachel and Elmer Callear of East Athens; and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters; Kate McPherson, Marian Allis and by brothers; Vernon and Paul Allis.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 3 p.m. in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, with the Rev. Beverly Davenport her pastor officiating.  Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral.  Interment will be held on Monday, Jan. 29, at 1:30 p.m. in the Rome Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, or the volunteer fund at the Bradford County Manor, R.D. 1, Troy, PA.  –Towanda Daily Review

ARNOLD –DORIS L. COLE MASLIN - Itears could build a stairway and memories a lane, we'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again…Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Doris L. Cole Maslin, 94, of North Rome, Pa. passed away on Monday, April 28, 2014 at the Bradford County Manor, Troy, Pa. Doris was born on Dec. 28, 1919 in Vawter, Pa., one of twelve children to Harry and Cora (Brenchley) Arnold. On July 19, 1941 she married Leonard Cole and together they shared 48 years of marriage until his passing on March 5, 1990. On Oct. 10, 1994 she married Donald Maslin and he predeceased her on May 26, 2009. Doris was a devoted long time member of the Rome Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. Doris owned and operated "Hilly Crafts" for over 10 years — she enjoyed sewing and she made well over thousands of quillows for area craft shows and her family. She will be forever remembered and forever missed. Doris is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Louise and Robert Winters of Ulster, Pa.; sons and daughter-in-law, Robert Cole of Ulster, Pa., Norman and Debra Cole of Largo, Fla.; her siblings, Hetty Rinker, Mae French, Willis Arnold and Robert Arnold; her grandchildren, Scott Winters, Seth and Samantha Winters, Nathan and Amanda Cole, Kathy and David Nabinger, David, Mike and Sam Cole, Brenda and Scott Campbell, Bryan and Roseann Cole, John and Mary Cole, Travis and Eileen Cole, Kirk Cole, Kyle and Evie Cole; great-grandchildren, Kassandra, and Kaidon Winters, Kale and Khloe Winters, Matt and Abbie Thomas, Roseanna Cole, Lenny Cole, Joe and Jay Campbell, Emily and Stephen Hudson, Jacob, Kelby, and Joshua Cole, Patrick and Maggie Cole, Aiden, Austin, Jade and Alton Cole; several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Doris was predeceased by her husbands Leonard Cole on March 5, 1990; Donald Maslin on May 26, 2009; her son, Richard Cole on Jan. 25, 2007; brothers, Walter, Harry, Clyde, Claude, Lloyd and Wallace; and a sister, Alice Bellis. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, at the Rome United Methodist Church. A funeral service and celebration of her life will follow at noon with Pastor Jackie Condon and Pastor C. Kenneth Crain, officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Rome Cemetery. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. –Towanda Daily Review 5/2/2014

REV. DUANE C. ARNOLD, 65, of Lockwood, NY, entered his Lord’s presence on July 9, 2018 with his family by his side at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre following a period of declining health. He was born on August 10, 1952 in Johnson City, NY, the son of Willis B. and Vivian C. (Maslin) Arnold. Duane lived his life entirely around his faith and family. He graduated with a Bachelors’ Degree from Practical Bible College and Davis College in 1996. Duane was a devoted Christian and family-man. He served as the Associate Pastor for East Main Baptist Church in Des Plains, IL, and as Pastor of the Agape Bible Church in Waverly, NY. For the past 21 years, Duane served as Pastor of the Southport Baptist Church originally in Elmira, NY, now meeting in Lockwood, NY. His life was about serving others and spreading the Gospel. Prior to entering the ministry, Duane owned and operated Arnold’s Transmatic in Litchfield Twp. He enjoyed hunting and shooting. Duane loved camping with his family and did so until his health declined. Spending time and being surrounded by family and friends and serving the Lord was always most important to him. He is predeceased by his son, Carl Watkins, father, Willis B. Arnold, and an infant brother, Randy Willis Arnold. Duane is survived by his wife of 32 years, Lisa Arnold at home, sons and daughters-in-law, Duane, Jr. and Darcie Arnold of Horseheads, NY and Christopher and Janell Arnold of Lawrenceville, NY, daughters and sons-in-law, Jessica and Todd Frutchey of Lockwood, NY and Auriel and Eric Patterson of Moses Lake, WA, son, Michael Arnold at home, and daughters Faith and Lillian Arnold at home, grandchildren, Korinn and Andrew Klock, Jaylynn VanWormer, Duane R. “Patch” Arnold, Kallysta Arnold, Lakesha Smith, Danikka Arnold, Akirrah Arnold, Quinn Arnold, Autumn Arnold, Joseph Rogers, Mason Rogers, Jonathan Watkins, Jayden Watkins, Isaiah Bird, Hannah Watkins, Aurora Patterson, and Aurelia Patterson. He is also survived by his mother, Vivian C. Arnold of Litchfield, PA, brother and sister-in-law, Willis “Rick” and Tammy Arnold of Litchfield, PA, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 1pm-3pm at Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 3pm with his sons, Pastor Duane Arnold, Jr. and Pastor Christopher Arnold co-officiating. A private burial will be in Rome Cemetery, Rome, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Pastor Duane’s memory to: Southport Baptist Church, 650 Dean Creek Road, Lockwood, NY. –Sayre Morning Times 7/11/2018

ATWOOD –MRS. FRANCES A. CAREY or RD 5 Tunkhannock died Wednesday May 6, 1987 at the Valley Crest Nursing Home, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Herrickville Dec. 24, 1897, she was the daughter of Fred G. and Anna Overpeck Atwood. She was a member of the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church and its Dorcas Class. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert C. Carey. Surviving are one son, Robert E. of Potterville, PA; two daughters, Eleanor Rouse of Newark Valley and Jane Brown of Tunkhannock; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Graveside funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, 73 West Tioga St., Tunkhannock with the Rev. William Reid officiating. Interment will be in the Rome Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 7-9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review

BABCOCK - Raymond E. Babcock, 94, of North Orwell, Pa., died on Sunday, July 5, 2009 following a period of declining health.  A life long resident and well respected farmer in North Orwell, Ray was born on June 30, 1915. He was the son of Guy and Lillian (WICKIZER) Babcock. Ray loved to spend time on his farm where he enjoyed the countryside and the friendships of his neighbors the Nate Snyder Family and the Dennis "Skip" Thomas family.  Ray is survived by several nieces and nephews among them, his caretaker Dolores and Keith Lupole of Lisle, N.Y.; Thomas and Dawn Babcock of Va.; Jan and Robert Heater of Apalachin; Mary and Rog Lowe of Apalachin and Barbara O'Dell of Owego; several great niece and nephews also survive.  Ray was predeceased by his wife Marion NEILD Babcock in 1978; an infant son, Roger, in 1949; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jason (Sybil) Babcock, Henry (Gladys) Babcock, Emory (Genevieve) Babcock, Clarence (Wilma) Babcock; a sister and brother-in-law, Lena (Leonard) Ackley; special nephews, Ervin Babcock, Frank Ackley, Earl Babcock, Emory Babcock, Jr., Rev. Raymond Ackley, Elsie Crandall and Betty Tartanian.  Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral service to celebrate and remember Ray's life at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 9 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Rome Cemetery. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held at 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Thursday.  Memories and condolences for Ray's family may be shared by visiting our Web site at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Windham Ambulance, c/o Mrs. Anna Bowen, RR 2, Box 63A, Rome, PA 18837 in loving memory of Raymond E. Babcock.

BARNES -  Charles F. Barnes, 95, fondly known as "Uncle Chuck" to his family and "Charlie" to his friends and neighbors, formerly of RR2 Wysox, (Rome Twp.) Pa., died
Saturday morning April 3, 2010 at the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Born March 10, 1915, in Rome Twp., Pa., he was the son of the late William S. Barnes and Rhoda M. Lent Barnes. Charlie was a graduate of Rome High School, Class of 1933. Following high school he was employed by the Vanderwort Mill as well as the GLF Mill in Wysox delivering feed to area farms. Charlie was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Following his service to his country Charlie owned and operated the family farm for over 35 years in Rome Twp., retiring in 1980 and was known for his egg business in which his customers knew where to find the eggs if Charlie was not around. Having been born on the family farm, he lived his entire life there (with the exception of his military service) until moving to the Personal Care Home just 10 months prior to his death. He was also a substitute rural mail carrier for the Rome and Wysox Post Offices. Charlie was a member of the Rome United Methodist Church for over 75 years, the I.O.O. F. Lodge No. 1152, Wysox, and longtime board member of the Rome Cemetery Association. Surviving are: numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and their families. In addition to his parents, Charlie was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters. The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with his pastor, the Rev. K. Ben Robinson of the Rome United Methodist Church, officiating.The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pa., with Towanda American Legion according full military honors. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Resident Activity Fund at the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital, 603 William St., Towanda, PA 18848 or to the Wysox E.M.S. Box 302, Wysox, PA 18854 in Charles F. Barnes memory. - Towanda Daily Review, April 5, 2010

LESTER FORBES BARNES, 62 of 319 Pine St., Towanda died Thursday afternoon June 11, 1987 at Williamsport Hospital following a long period of deteriorating health. Born Sept. 26, 1924 in Rome, Lester was the son of the late Paul M. and Kathryn Forbes Williams Barnes. Lester was a graduate of Rome High School in 1942 and entered the U.S. Army during World War II, on May 8, 1953 where he served with the 463rd Engineer Base Depot Company until April 4, 1946. He served in England from Feb. 8, 1944 until March 21, 1946. On November 3, 1945 he married the former Evelyn Nind. In his early years he was employed by American Bridge Works in Elmira, NY and in 1950 worked for GTE Sylvania in Towanda where he remained until his retirement in 1986. Lester was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda and was formerly a member of Towanda American Legion Post 32, Bridge Street Hill VFW Post, Towanda Elks Lodge 2191, Towanda Ambulance Association and Towanda Auxiliary Police. He is survived by his wife Evelyn at home; three daughters, Mrs. Jeff (Susan Kathruyn) Kible, Wysox, Mrs. Donald (Joan Annette) Confer of Jersey Shore, PA and Victoria Ann Barnes of Towanda; three grandchildren: Thomas, Christopher and Bridgette; a sister, Mrs. Myra Jane Miller of Johnson City, NY. The funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda with Rev. John T. Urban officiating. Interment will be in Rome Cemetery with Towanda American Legion Post 42 according military honors. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The family requests that memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 515 S. Main St., Athens, PA in Mr. Barnes’ memory. –Towanda Daily Review

BAXTER -  Elsie Baxter Rice Sweeney, born May 23, 1914, made her transition to the peaceful lawns of heaven on July 1, 2008.  Elsie was the daughter of Nora and Will Baxter of Orwell, Pa. She was married to William (Bill) Rice of Rome, Pa., who had predeceased her in 1949 at a young age as a result of berylloisis poisoning. Elsie married Alvin Sweeney in 1964 who predeceased her in 1989. Elsie lived many years in Towanda, Pa., and was employed at Sylvania Electric as a laboratory assistant. She then moved to Seneca Falls, N.Y. and worked for Sylvania and several local banks until her retirement to Mesa, Ariz. in 1978. She is survived by Thomas (Lynette) Rice of Cochise, Ariz. and Robert (Nancy) Rice of Heber, Ariz. She also leaves grandchildren, great grandchildren and stepfamilies whom she loved dearly. Private cremation by Westlawn Chapel & Mortuary, Inc. Interment will be in the Rome, Pennsylvania Cemetery. Donations in Elsie's memory may be made to the Charles Wm. Leighton Jr. Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 115, Willcox, Ariz., 85644 or to a hospice of your choice.  Submitted by RKW.  Towanda Daily Review.

BAXTER –FRANCES I. TITUS, 85 formerly of Athens RR 2, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 1994, at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Born in Ghent on June 22, 1908, she was the daughter of John and Hannah Bidlack Baxter.  She was formerly employed as a nurse’s aide at Davis Convalescent Home, East Athens.  She was a member of the Litchfield United Methodist Church and a former member of Sheshequin Grange.  She was predeceased by her husband, Roy Titus, in 1985.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Hugh Templeton, and foster children Gary Hasenfus of Mathews, N.C., and Jack Hasenfus of Florida; grandchildren, Lisa Evertts, Athens RR 2, Robert Templeton, Lewistown, Pa., Carla Lawton, Catawissa, Pa., and Larry Templeton, Athens RR 2; and four great-grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Lowery funeral Home, Athens, Saturday from noon until 2 p.m. at which time the funeral and committal services will be held with the Rev. Richard Shuster officiating.  Burial will be in Rome Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Litchfield United Methodist Church, RR 1, Sayre, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

 

BELLOWS Dewey Eugene Bellows

41, of Towanda, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Dewey was born Sept. 16, 1971 in Sayre, the son of Ruby Bump Bellows and the late Dean Bellows. He was a graduate of Towanda High School. He is survived by his mother, Ruby Bellows of Towanda, sister, Marian Bellows of Towanda and brothers, Timothy Bellows of Towanda and James Bellows of Hornbrook as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. A graveside service will be held Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Rome Cemetery, Rome. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Towanda Daily Review – January 31, 2013

 

IRVING BIXBY, 87, OF Battle Creek Road, Rome (Ulster RR 1), died peacefully on Sunday, May 14, 1995, at the Bradford County Manor, where he had resided for the past several years.  He was born May 10, 1908, in Rome, Pa., a son of Stanley and Hanna Russell Bixby.  Irving had owned and operated a dairy farm in Rome for many years.  He was predeceased by his wife, Doris Dowell Bixby; brothers; Raymond and Theodore Bixby; and a sister, Lydia Bixby.  He is survived by his daughters and son-in-law: Caryl and Richard Bush, Battle Creek Road and Cynthia Odell, Yonkers, N.Y.; several grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.  The funeral service will be held on Friday, May 19, 1995, at 2 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Main Street, Nichols.  Interment will follow in the Rome Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Friday, from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m. at the chapel. –Towanda Daily Review.

HUGH R. BRIMMER, 80, of 821 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, died Friday, Oct. 9, 1987 at his home after an extended illness.  Born March 20, 1907 in N. Rome, Pa., he was the son of the late John and Cora McCabe Brimmer.  He married the former Wilma Simons on Nov. 11, 1930.  He was a member of the Church of the Redeemer and was Church Man of the Year.  He served on the vestry for many years and was treasurer of the church and of the church school; he was a member of the advisory board of the Salvation Army for many years; a member of Rural Amity Masonic Lodge No. 70; he was a past member of the Waverly Loyal Order of Moose; a member of Sayre Rotary Club and on the Board of Directors of the Elmira Pioneer Baseball Club for many years.  He was an avid sports fan especially baseball.  He was active in Boy Scout work and was a scout master of a troop for seven years.  He was past president of the Bradford-Sullivan Counties Bankers Association.  He served on the Executive committee of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association, Group 3.  He was a member of the Howard Elmer Hose Company of Sayre.  He started his banking career in 1925 with the Farmers National Bank of Rome; he then went to the First National Bank of Towanda in 1930, then to the First National Bank of New Albany as an officer in 1937.  In 1943 he went to the First National Bank of Sayre and in 1953 was appointed cashier and vice president.  For a number of years he was active in the American Institute of Banking where he studied for many years.  He also studied at the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania State University and studied accounting for two years with American Accountants Society.  He was one of a group to help organize the Endless Mountains Association.  He was a charter member of the Health Care Facilities and was an authority of Sayre.  He was chairman of the United Fund drive in 1974.  He is survived by his wife, Wilma, at home; one daughter, Ms. Bonnie Brimmer Easley of S.C.; one son, Richard of Pittsford,  N.Y.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, George of Elmira and Reuben of Rome; several nieces and nephews and many relatives in Ireland.  Friends may call at the Allgeier and Blauvelt Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre tonight from 7-9.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre with the Rev. Don Greenwood, pastor, and the Rev. Albert F. Greene, director emeritus, officiating.  Burial will be in Rome Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the Valley Ambulance Corp.  –Towanda Daily Review

REUBEN WILLIAM BRIMMER, 89, a life-long resident of Rome, Pa passed away at the home he was born in on Saturday, December 5, 2015. Reuben was born on January 12, 1917, a son of the late John James and Cora (McCabe) Brimmer. He attended school in Rome and graduated from Rome High School class of 1936. On March 25, 1944, he married Genevieve Hansell and they have resided at the family residence since. Reuben owned a dump truck and work for the state for several years. In addition he also worked at the Rome Post Office and on many occasions substituted for his father as rural carrier, and was acting Post Master for three years. Upon leaving his position at the Post Office, Rueben began his salesman career at Perry Chevrolet and later selling for Robert Ferrario Chevrolet and retired in 1980 following 23 years. He attended GM School in Morristown, NJ and was honored as a member of the Region of Leaders Club for 19 years for selling Chevrolets. Rueben was a devoted members of the Rome Presbyterian Church since 1931 and served as an Elder since 1953. He was a 50+ year member of the Roman Lodge 418 Free and Accepted Masons; former president and member of the Rome Vigilante Fire Company; a life member of the Elks Lodge; the National Rifle Association and was a former member of the Boat Club and Towanda Gun Club.Ruben loved the outdoors, camping, hunting, fishing and gardening. He was also an avid sports lover, played baseball and was on his High School basketball team and the Rome Comets team for four years. Ruben was a loyal supporter of the Northeast Bradford Sports teams and attended many of their games. He also was a supporter of higher education and has presented an athletic academic scholarship to a Northeast High School deserving student since 1997.Reuben was predeceased by his wife Genevieve R. Brimmer on January 17, 2015; his parents John James and Cora (McCabe) Brimmer; three brothers ~ Hugh R. Brimmer, George R. Brimmer and Robert L. Brimmer. Rueben is survived by his nieces, nephews and their families along with his loving caregivers and many special neighbors. A special thank you for the care and support shown to Rueben by his caregivers and to Guthrie Hospice for the love and tender care given. Friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 from 12 – 1 p.m. at the Rome Presbyterian Church. A funeral service and celebration of Rueben’s life will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor David A. Dewing, officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will be in the Rome Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Reuben Brimmer Athletic Scholarship Fund at Northeast Bradford High School, 526 Panther Drive, Rome, PA or Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd, Towanda, PA in loving memory of Reuben William Brimmer. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. –Towanda Daily Review 12/6/2015

BRISTOL –W. LOUISE CLARK, 82, of Orwell Township, Rome, Pa., went home to be with her Lord Tuesday morning, Sept. 15, 1998, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Ellen and Theodore Platt.  She was born on May 8, 1916, in Kellogg, Pa., a daughter of the late John and Bessie (Forrest) Bristol.  In 1936, she married Harry Epler Clark.  Together they owned and operated the family farm in Orwell.  Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family.  She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Eleanor and Alfred Isabell of Rome, Pa., Ellen and Theodore Platt of Perry, Ohio, a son and daughter-in-law, Reese J. and Vivian Clark of Madison, Ohio; a brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Dorothy McIntyre of New Albany, Pa.; a sister, Florence Vanderpool of Sayre; 13 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Harry, on Sept. 7, 1976; a daughter, Ella Mae Clark; brother, Sam Bristol; and grandson, Leslie Isabell.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, Sept. 18, 1998, at 11 a.m. from the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273, Main St., Nichols, with Rev. Evan Nunnally, pastor of Cornerstone Friends Church, Madison, Ohio, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Rome Cemetery.  The family will receive their friends on Thursday evening from 6 to 9 at the Sutfin funeral Chapel.  –Towanda Daily Review.

AMSELMO ‘ANDY’ H. BROWN, 64, of Rome, Pa. retired custodian of Northeast Bradford Elementary School, died early Saturday morning, Jan. 8, 2005, at the Troy Community Hospital following a brief and unexpected illness.  Andy was born on Aug. 18, 1940 in Towanda, Pa., a son of the late Wurt E. and Margaret E. (Frederick) Brown.  He was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School, Class of 1958.  Following gradation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served his country for four years.  Andy was a member of the North American Trappers Association and was an instructor in trapping for the Pennsylvania Game Commission.  He and his close nephew, Orlando “Snooks” Brown, renovated and operated to Old Feed Mill as a wood shop.  Andy’s hobbies included fishing, woodworking and fellowship at Pipher’s Diner in Wysox.  Andy is survived by his son Kevin Brown and Kevin’s fiancee Linda Lee Marcou of Sayre, Pa.; daughters Karen Brown Antalek of Appalachian, N.Y. and Brenda M. L. Brown of Wysox, Pa.; brothers Silas (Marilee) Brown of Hornbrook, Pa. and Wurt “Bob” Brown of Rome, Pa.; sister-in-law Sharon Brown of Windham, Pa.; his special grandchildren, Aerikka Brown, Angelica Smith, Kelsii Brown, Shawn Antalek, Robert Marcou, Nicholas Brown and Kristine Brown; and several nieces and nephews.  Andy was predeceased by his father, Wurt E. Brown in 1959, and his mother, Margaret E. Nimmo in 2001, and by a brother, Orlando “Buck” Brown, in 2001.  A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday; Jan. 12, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, located at 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y.  Funeral services and a celebration of Andy’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel with the Rev. K. Ben Robinson officiating.  Interment will follow in the Rome Cemetery.  Those who wish may kindly consider donating a memorial contribution to the North American Trappers Association, RR 2, Box 3236, Uniondale, Pa. in loving memory of Anselmo “Andy” H. Brown.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BROWN –EVA L. BROWN BUMP, 75, of Towanda RD 4, died Saturday afternoon, Nov. 21, 1987, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  She was born Dec. 23, 1911, in New Era, Pa., the daughter of Frank and Margaret Gowin Brown.  In June of 1926, she married Dewey G. Bump.  He preceded her in death on Aug. 31, 1981.  Mrs. Bump possessed a great love of her family and home.  She enjoyed crocheting, outdoor life and camping and fishing.  She was a member of the Towanda Universalist Church.  Surviving are seven daughters; Mrs. Gordon (Ruth) Mays of Sayre, Mrs. Dean (Ruby) Bellows of Towanda RD 4, Mrs. Paul (Hila) Mosier of Terrytown, Mrs. Ernest (Shirley) Newton of Hornbrook, Mrs. John (Ella Mae) Wolfe of Nanticoke, Mrs. Dale (Linda) Henley of Waverly and Mrs. Jerry (Helen) Ousterout of Rome; four sons: Edward Bump of Herrickville, George and Leo Bump both of Plymouth and Donald Bump of Waverly; 39 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas Brown of Binghamton; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was also pre-deceased by a brother, Robert Brown; and by a sister, Ruth Burkle.  The family will receive friends Monday, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Avenue, Towanda.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating.  Interment will be in Rome Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review.

 

BROWN Janet Brown Trousdale

94, died peacefully at the family home on Taylor Hill in Rome, on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012.  She was the Curator Emeritus of the P.P. Bliss Gospel Songwriters Museum in Rome.  Janet was born Oct. 6, 1917, in Hartford, Conn. She was the daughter of the late Earl Ayres Brown and Emma Clarice Ballou Brown. She grew up in Silver Spring, Md. and attended Elmira College before marrying the Reverend Whitney Maynard Trousdale on June 16, 1937. They had a long honeymoon traveling in pre-war Britain, Scandinavia, Germany and Russia and returned to live in Rochester, N.Y. where her husband was the Associate Minister of the Third Presbyterian Church. Within a few months, he became the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Olean, N.Y.. They lived in Olean until 1948.  In 1940, Janet opened her home to Vera Mace and her daughters, Sheila and Fiona – evacuees of the nightly bombing in London during World War II. The children stayed until the end of the war in 1945.  The next 30 years were focused on raising her family, volunteer work and assisting her husband in his ministry in Olean, N.Y.; Summit Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, and First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, Ohio.  When her husband retired from his full time ministry in 1971 they moved to the Trousdale family home in Rome. They both became active in the creation of the P. P. Bliss Gospel Songwriters Museum in Rome.  Janet was an Elder in the Rome Presbyterian Church.  She worked many years with the Peacemaking Task Force of the Presbyterian Church (USA). She was honored in 1998 with the Andrew E Murray Peacemaking Award by the Synod of the Trinity.  Janet was active in the Lackawanna Presbytery serving on many church Committees.  She was a financial supporter of many charitable organizations.  Surviving are a daughter Anne Carolyn Trousdale Gardner of Lakewood, Ohio; two sons, Bruce Whitney (Loretta) Trousdale of Pottstown and William Bashford (Cynthia) Trousdale of Harrisburg; grandchildren Ellen Gardner Cormier of Lakewood, Ohio, Katherine Gardner Haberzetle of Seattle, Wash., Jean Trousdale Spidle of Mechanicsburg, James Whitney Trousdale of Quincy, Mass., Jamie Lynn Trousdale and Ashleigh Maureen Trousdale of Harrisburg and eight great grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband Whitney Maynard Trousdale on Feb. 25, 1985, children David Taylor and Joyce Ellen in infancy, and Jean Marjorie to cystic fibrosis in 1955; her brother Robert Ballou Brown and her son-in-law Jay Douglas Gardner.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday Sept. 8 at the Rome Presbyterian Church. A visitation period will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.  Interment will follow in the Rome Cemetery.  The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The P. P. Bliss Gospel Songwriters Museum, or the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship.   Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  Towanda Daily Review – September 4, 2012

 

JOHN J. BROWN, 28, of 427 State St., Towanda, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. John was born on March 25, 1987 in Towanda, the son of Joseph Brown and Polly Evans. He was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 2005 and was formerly employed by B & P Stone in Towanda. John loved spending time with his children and family, 4-wheeling and fishing. Surviving are his children, Jadyn and Natasha Brown; mother, Polly Evans (Neil Walker) of Towanda; father, Joseph Brown (Frances Elliott) of Standing Stone; siblings, Bobby Brown of Tunkhannock, Joshua Brown and wife Danielle of Towanda, Justin Brown and wife Brandy of Towanda, Cedric, Romeo, Juliet and Passion Brown all of Standing Stone, as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.In addition to his maternal and paternal grandparents he was preceded in death by a nephew, Zachary Brown; aunt, Margaret Evans; and cousins, Brandon Crawford and Stephanie Evans. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Timothy Geiger of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda, officiating. Burial will follow in the Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pa. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. – Towanda Daily Review 1/13/2016

 

BROWN Louisa M. “Peggy” Harrington

A mother holds her child’s hand for a little while and their hearts forever…..Louisa M. “Peggy” Harrington, 88, of Battle Creek Rd., Ulster, Pa., died peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 at the Robert Packer Hospital following a period of declining health.  Peggy was born on Jan. 17, 1925 in Windham Summit, Pa., a daughter of the late John Wilson and Katherine (French) Brown.  She was a graduate of the Rome High School. On June 25, 1942 she married Charles R. Harrington and together they shared 56 years of marriage until his passing on May 5, 1999.  Peggy enjoyed reading, sewing, tending to her garden, crocheting and most of all loved to spend time with her family.  She will be greatly missed by her children: C. Boyd and Cherie Harrington of Rome, Pa., Donna and Gary Ross of Crawford, Ga., Sheryl and Steve Hovan of Rome, Pa., Dale and Marcia Harrington of Warren Center, Pa; her grandchildren: Stephanie (Howard) Haviland, Teri (Donald) Riney, Michelle (Gary) Chappie, Chuck (Cheryl) Harrington, Trudy (Keoki) Smith, Sonya Smtih, Jeffrey (Deidra) Ross, Shelly (Michael) Midkiff, Brian (Desiree) Ross, Brenda (Darren) Embry, Tyler (Jennifer) Ross, Jason Ross, Chaplain Kevin (Heidi) Hovan, Karen (Michael) Jones, Scott Hovan, Mindy (Thomas) Milliron, Michael Harrington, Melanie (Chris) Crawn, LeAnn Harrington, Laurel Harrington; and great grandchildren: Zack, Jordan, Alec, Preston, Cameron, Carter, Chaves, Keidis, Mustaine, Paisley, Paul, Nicholas, Robert, John, Catherine, Morgan, Mason, Tiffany, Nathaniel, Drake, Zachary, Logan, Abigail, Stanley, Kaylee, Shana, John, Brent, Natalie, Liberty, Mackenzie, Christian and Chloe. Several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Peggy was predeceased by her parents, her husband Charles, and brother, John Brown.Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories on Saturday, March 2 from 1 - 2 p.m., at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of Peggy’s life will follow at 2 p.m., with Pastor Dale Anschuetz, of the Community Independent Bible Church, officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family on Monday, March 4 in the Rome Cemetery.  Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the North Rome Christian School, 3376 N. Rome Rd., Rome, PA 18837 or the Zion Academy, 54 County Rd 60, Waverly, NY 14892 in loving memory of Louisa “Peggy” Harrington.   Sayre Morning Times – March 1, 2013

 

ORLANDO EUGENE ‘SNOOKS’ BROWN, 54, of 1000 Main St., Rome, Pa. passed away Monday March 16, 2015. Orlando was born in Sayre, Pa. on Oct. 15, 1960, the son of Orlando F. Brown and Helen Decker Brown. He attended Rome Elementary School and Northeast Bradford High School. While attending school, he worked for the family business, Brown's Custodial Service. At age 18, Orlando began work with the Rome Veterinary Center as a veterinary assistant to Dr. Leonard Abell. He was later employed by the BG Schrimp Factory in Lakeland, Fla. On July 31, 1982, he married his childhood sweetheart from the age of 12, Tanya Thomas, at the Wysox Presbyterian Church.Orlando worked on the farm of Robbie Stoll in Rome and was later employed by Taylor Packing in Wyalusing, Roof's Beverage in Wysox and was employed by Masco Cabinetry in Athens Township until his passing. Orlando also owned and operated The Old Feed Mill Woodshop in Rome which was left to him by a special uncle, Andy Brown. Orlando was a member of the Pennsylvania Trappers Association District 9. In early years, he raced dirt bikes and played on several pool leagues in the area. He enjoyed wood working, carpentry work, four-wheeling, classic cars, following NASCAR, especially "The Intimidator," hunting, fishing, Civil War history and memorabilia and visiting battlefields. Attending family events were very special to him as was spending time at the cabin he built with Robbie Stoll. Orlando was admired and beloved by many within his community. He was always willing to provide assistance to others. His grandchildren could do no wrong. He is survived by his wife, Tanya; mother, Helen Decker Brown of Wysox; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Jessica Brown of Rome, Justin and Abby Brown of Muncy, Pa.; grandchildren, Caleb Tuttle and Ashlyn Brown of Rome; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sandy and Bob Borick of Wysox, Becky and Dan Saylor of Wysox, Lawana and Mark Morse of Pine City, N.Y., Susan and Chad Rogers of Nichols, N.Y.; brother and sister-in-law, Shawn and Teresa Brown of Windham; sisters-in-law, Wanda Brown of Mountain Home, Ark., Janise Groover (Terry Vanderpool) of Towanda, Pati Colegrove and husband Cecil of Durell, Kristy Brown of Rome, Tammy Thomas of Meshoppen; special uncle, Wurt "Bob" Brown of Rome; step-mother, Sharon Harding Brown of Windham; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins; his life-long friend, Robbie Stoll of Rome; and beloved canine companions, Kiyah, Kellee and Kaydee. He was preceded in death by his father, Orlando F. Brown in 2001; brother, Richard L. Brown in 2009; fathers-in-law, LaVerne Thomas Sr. in 2006, Jimmy Schrimp in 2014; mother-in-law, Geraldine Thomas in 2012 and brothers-in-law, LaVerne Thomas Jr. in 2012 and James Thomas in 1983.A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2015 at the Rome United Methodist Church with Pastor Ben Robinson officiating. Interment will be private in the Rome Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday at the church. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to a charity or organization of one's choice in Orlando's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 3/19/2015

 

ORLANDO FREDERICK ‘BUCK’ BROWN, 66, of RR 2, (Windham Twp.) Rome, Pa. died suddenly Monday morning, April 2, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  He was born on May 27, 1934, in Sayre, a son of Margaret E. (Frederick) Nimmo and the late Wurt S. Brown.  Affectionately known as “Buck” to his family and friends he attended Rome High school and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  For many years Buck sold hay to many area farmers throughout Bradford County; owned and operated Brown’s Custodial Services and was a truck driver from 1975 to 1991.  He currently was driving school bus for the Northeast Bradford School District.  Buck enjoyed traveling, was an avid reader, and making screen-printings on clothing and novelty items; although his greatest enjoyment was being surrounded by his loving family.  He was a devoted member of the Windham Center Community Church.  In addition to his mother Margaret E. Minno, he is survived by his wife, Sharon (Harding) Brown of Windham; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard A. and Wanda Brown, Mountain Home, Arkansas, Orlando E. and Tanya Brown, Shawn F. and Angela Brown all of Rome, Pa.; his daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra H. Strickland and Bob Borick; Rebecca and Daniel Saylor, all of Wysox; Lawana E. and Mark Morse of Pine Valley, N.Y., Susan J. and Chad Rogers of Nichols, N.Y.; brothers and sister-in-law, Silas and Merilee Brown of Hornbrook, Anselmo “Andy” Brown, and Wurt E. Brown both of Rome, Pa.; special grandchildren, Christy (Brian) McLinko, Mary Philippi, Renae Strickland, Gary Moore, Zachary Brown, James Brown, Justin Brown, Nicole Saylor, Sara Strickland, Sebrina Saylor, Hillary Rogers, Troy Rogers and Evan Brown; three great-grandchildren, Brandon McLinko, Cearra McLinko and Garrett Saylor; father-in-law, Theodore C. Harding, Rome, Pa.; brother-in-law, Duane and his wife Ethel Harding; sister-in-law, Peggy and her husband Raymond Decker, his former wife, Helen M. Brown of Rome, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive and his faithful Canine companion Nugget.  Funeral services and a celebration of Orlando “Buck’s” live will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2001 at 11 a.m. from the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols with Pastor William Kohler, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Rome Cemetery.  The family will receive their friends on Wednesday, April 4, 2001 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Chapel.  Those who wish may kindly a memorial contribution to the Windham Center Community Church, RR2, Rome, Pa. in loving memory of Orlando Frederick Brown. –Towanda Daily Review.

BROWN - Richard Linn Brown, 52, of Mountain Home, Ark., formerly of Rome, Pa., died unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, in Arlington, Texas.  Richard was born in Sayre, Pa., on July 28, 1957, the son of Helen DECKER Brown and the late Orlando Brown. He served in the U.S. Army from 1974 to 1977.  Richard was employed by Valley Instant Homes in Athens Township, Pa., for many years and was presently employed as a truck driver for Crete Carrier Corporation of Lincoln, Neb., at the time of his passing. Richard was a dedicated, hard working person who was deeply devoted to his wife and family. He was the recipient of the Million Mile Driver Safety Award and was selected as Driver of the Month in July 2009 by his company. Richard enjoyed spending time with his sons, hosting barbecues and fishing.  He is survived by: his wife, Wanda V. BOTT Brown, at home; sons Gary Moore and Zachary Brown, both at home; his mother Helen Brown of Rome, Pa.; sisters Sandra Strickland and her husband, Robert Borrick, of Wysox, Pa., Becky Saylor and her husband, Daniel Saylor, of Wysox, Pa., and Lawana Morse and her husband, Mark Morse, of Pine Valley, N.Y.; step-sister Susan Rogers and her husband, Chad Rogers, of Nichols, N.Y.; brothers Orlando "Snooks" Brown and his wife, Tanya Brown, of Rome, Pa., and Shawn Brown of Windham, Pa.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; his mother-in-law and father-in-law Watson and Flora Bott; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Louise and Bob Babcock, and brother-in-law Elliott Bott, all of Lebanon, Mo.; and his canine companion, Linsey.  He was preceded in death by his father, Orlando Brown, on April 1, 2001.  The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions may be directed to Peoples State Bank, Route 6, Wysox, PA 18854, in care of Sandra Strickland for the benefit of Richard's sons' continuing education.  10 Dec. 2009 Towanda Daily Review.

SILAS EUGENE BROWN, 77, of Towanda, Pa. passed away Wednesday evening, Jan. 28, 2015 at Select Specialty Hospital in Danville, Pa. Silas was born in Rome, Pa. on April 2, 1937, the son of Wurt and Margaret Frederick Brown. He attended school in Rome and subsequently served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Silas was a self-employed carpenter for most of his life and also operated a small engine repair service for a number of years. He was formerly employed by Harris Homes. Silas was a life member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, was a charter member of U.S. Coastguard Auxiliary Flotilla No. 15-09, Towanda and was a former member of the Monroe Hose Company. Silas enjoyed woodworking, camping and fishing in the Adirondack Mountains and spending time in Clayton, N.Y. on the St. Lawrence River. Surviving are his children, Brian Overpeck of Hornbrook, Carol Barnett and husband Kevin of Towanda Township; grandchildren, Jolene and Joshua Gunn of Mesa, Ariz., Cody Overpeck of Towanda; three great-grandchildren; his brother, Wurt Brown of Rome; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Orlando "Buck" Brown and Anselmo "Andy" Brown. Abiding with Silas' request, there will be no funeral service or calling hours. Interment will be in the Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pa. at a later date. –Towanda Daily Review 1/30/2015

BUFFINGTON –CAROL B. LANDMESSER, 51, of Rome was escorted by the angels into the presence of the Lord on Wednesday, July 2, 2003, following a courageous battle with cancer.  Carol was born on March 24, 1952, in Towanda, a daughter of Joyce (Chaffee) and the late William Buffington.  She was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1970.  Following graduation Carol entered Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing and received her nursing degree in 1973.  On Aug. 10, 1974, she married Lynne Landmesser and together they made Rome their home.  Carol was a caring and devoted nurse who was employed by Robert Packer Hospital for over 25 years.  For many years, Carol served as the Rome and North Orwell Church secretary.  She will be remembered for her dedication to teaching Sunday school and was also instrumental in the community Vacation Bible School Program.  In addition, she also served as Cub Scout leader for her son’s troop.  Carol treasured the time she spent with her family and friends.  She enjoyed embroidery, knitting, crocheting and being among those she loved.  She is survived by her husband of nearly 29 years, Lynne A. Landmesser; her son and daughter-in-law, Jared and Wendy Landmesser of Rome; her mother Joyce Chaffee Buffington of Towanda; her brother, David Buffington of Windham Summit; her mother-in-law; Helen Landmesser of Towanda; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Keith and Cheryl Landmesser of North Rome and Karen and Greg Friedman of Sayre; nieces and nephews, David, Alesha, Kristin, Cortney and Jennie; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  A time of remembering the special gift Carol was to all of us will be held on Saturday, July 5, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, committal will follow in the Rome Cemetery.  A period of visitation and sharing of memories will be held today, July 4, 2003, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y.  Flowers will be provided by the family, and those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Rome United Methodist Church, c/o Billie Dotson, PO Box 41, Rome, Pa. or the Pa., in loving memory of Carol B. Landmesser.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BUMP –ELLA MAE BUMP WOLFE, 76, of Shickshinny, Pennsylvania, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Ella Mae was born Nov. 8, 1940 in Towanda, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Dewey and Eva Brown Bump. She attended Towanda High School and in early years was employed as a waitress in the Wilkes-Barre area. Ella Mae was later employed by Certech Industries in Hanover, Pennsylvania until declining health no longer permitted her to continue.  Surviving are her children, Ronald J. Wolfe, with whom she resided in Shickshinny, Pennsylvania, Alan J. Wolfe and wife Elizabeth of Plymouth, Pennsylvania, Diane M. Chernak and husband Mike of Endicott, New York, Henry J. Wolfe and wife Janet of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Paula A. Yeninas and husband Richard of Plymouth, Pennsylvania, Brian L. Wolfe of Plains, Pennsylvania, twins, Barbara A. Smith of Endicott, New York, Deborah M. Arnold and husband Larry of Rome, Pennsylvania; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Edward Bump of Herrickville, Pennsylvania; sisters, Linda Henley of North Towanda, Pennsylvania, Helen Ousterout of Waverly, New York; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John H. Wolfe in 1989; daughter, Tammy M. Wolfe in 1964; brothers, Leo Bump Sr., George Bump, Donald Bump; and sisters, Shirley Newton, Ruby Bellows, Hila Mosier; and her step-sister, Ruth Bump. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 at the Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pennsylvania. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pennsylvania. –Towanda Daily Review 9/22/2017

GEORGE D. BUMP, 65, of Crestview Park, Athens, died Monday, July 5, 2004, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born Nov. 20, 1938, in Towanda, he was a son of the late Dewey Bump and Eva Brown Bump.  George served in the U.S. Army from Nov. 19, 1958, to dec. 5, 1960.  In early years George worked with his father, Dewey Bump, in his father’s plumbing business.  He was later employed by the Ribstone Silo Co., Troy, and worked as a dairy farmer.  George owned and operated the Monroeton Hotel in Monroeton, for several years.  He was a social member of the Fort Sullivan American Legion Post No. 246 in Athens.  Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Sheila Vanderpool Bump, at home; his children, Lori Nichols and her husband, John, of Sayre, Lisa Jensen, and her husband, Dave, of Ulster, Kevin Bump of Athens, and Tina Bump and her boyfriend, Max Shaffer, of Athens; his grandchildren, Justin Ellard, Stevie-Lynn Ellard, Mindy Bump and Mark Nichols; two brothers, Edward Bump of Herrickville, and Donald Bump and his wife, Theresa, of Barton, N.Y.; five sisters, Hila Mosier and her husband, Paul, of Terrytown, Ruby Bump Bellows of Towanda, Ella May Wolfe of Glen Lyon, Pa., Helen Ousterout and her husband, Jerry, of Waverly, N.Y., and Linda Henley of Towanda; his father-in-law, Aaron Vanderpool and his wife of Waverly; a sister-in-law, Lois Swackhammer of Towanda; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and a dear family friend, Patty Knolles of Towanda RR 5.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, George Bump Jr.; two sisters, Shirley Newton and Ruth Mays; and a brother, Leo Bump.  The funeral service will be held Friday, July 9, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Thomas Geiger, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Rome Cemetery, Rome, with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.

BUMP –RUBY BUMP BELLOWS, 81, of Towanda, Pa. passed away Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Ruby was born in Towanda on July 2, 1933, the daughter of Dewey G. Bump and Eva L. Brown Bump. She was a graduate of Towanda High School and in early years was employed by Dr. and Mrs. Philip Swartz in Towanda. Ruby was associated with area home health agencies for a number of years and also served as a bus driver for the Bradford County Head Start program. Ruby devoted her life to caring for her home and family. Surviving are her children, Marian Bellows of Towanda, Timothy Bellows of Towanda, James Bellows of Hornbrook; grandchildren, Elizabeth Bellows Daubert and husband George of Harrisburg, Pa., Dan Bellows of Sayre, Dustin Bellows of Towanda; sisters, Ella Mae Wolfe of Dallas, Pa., Linda Henley of Towanda, Helen Ousterout and husband Jerry of Florida; brothers, Edward Bump of Herrickville, Donald Bump of Florida; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Dean K. Bellows on Oct. 10, 1994; son, Dewey Eugene Bellows on Jan. 29, 2013; sisters, Ruth Mays, Hila Mosier, Shirley Newton; and brothers, Leo and George Bump.The funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Marvin C. Humbert of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Canton, Pa. officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 9/10/2014

 

BUMP –SHIRLEY BUMP NEWTON, 55, of Towanda RR 1, North Towanda Township, died Monday morning, Nov. 18, 1991, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Sept. 21, 1936, in Sayre, she was a daughter of Dewey G. and Eva L. Brown Bump.  She graduated from Towanda High School and was employed for several years by the J. & A. Dress Factory, Standing Stone.  Her main interest in life surrounded her home and family.  Mrs. Newton was a former avid bowler.  She is survived by her husband Ernest Newton Sr., two daughters, Sharon Kithcart of Ulster and Debra Cole of Camptown; three sons, Ernest Newton Jr. of North Towanda and Larry and Ricky Newton, both of West Palm Beach, Fla.; five sisters, Mrs. Ruby Bellows of Towanda RR 4, Mrs. Paul (Hila) Mosier of Terrytown, Mrs. John (Ella Mae) Wolfe of Wilkes-Barre, Mrs. Dale (Linda) Henley of Towanda and Mrs. Jerry (Helen) Ousterout of Waverly; four brothers, Edward Bump of Herrickville, George Bump of Kingston, Leo Bump of Elenton, Fla., and Donald Bump of Waverly, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Ruth Mays, and three grandchildren, Larry Robert Newton Jr., Ernie Robert Newton and Melissa Joe Cole.  The family received friends Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held today at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Rome Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

CRYSTAL SUE BUSHONG, 60, formerly of Rome and Towanda, Pa. went home to the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 at the Bradford County Manor. Born March 17, 1954 at the Mills Hospital in Towanda, she was the daughter of Rosemary Dimon Bushong and the late William J. Bushong of Rome. She was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School class of 1972. She was a member of the Rome United Methodist Church and sang in the Junior Choir and also attended Sunday School for many years. Crystal made many friends through Northern Tier Counseling, Futures, The Main Link, and years of living in Colonial Towers. As a first grader, she did not want a doll for Christmas, but a holster set and a horse. As a youth, Crystal attended Rancho De Paz and was voted camper of the week. She enjoyed life as well as shopping and music. Crystal played the piano very well and had a strong alto voice. Her laughter was infectious toward everyone. She is survived by her mother, Rosemary Bushong of Rome; sisters, Pamela DeWolf and husband Tom of Campbell, N.Y., Bonnie Murphy and husband Jack of Chenango Forks, N.Y.; niece, Tiffani Scott and husband Gary of Palm Harbor, Fla.; nephew, Derek DeWolf of Ithaca, N.Y.; great-niece, Libby Scott; and great-nephews, Ian and Elliot Scott as well as several cousins. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. with the funeral service to follow at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with Rev. Jackie Condon, pastor of the Rome United Methodist Church, officiating, assisted by Rev. Richard Davis, Memorial Hospital Hospice Chaplain. Interment will be at a later date in the Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pa. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Rome United Methodist Church in care of Karen Matoushek, Treasurer, 436 Williams Rd., LeRaysville, PA, in Crystal's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 1/17/2015

 

BUSHONG William “Bill” Bushong

of Rome, Pa went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 16, 2012. He was born in New Market VA. on Feb. 3rd,1925, a son of Ida who died at his birth and Homer Bushong. He was raised by his step mother Florence Hounshell. He graduated from New Market High School and entered the U.S. Navy in 1943 serving three years in Hawaii and Boston as a Pharmacist's Mate 3rd Class. Following completion of his military service, he attended the Lewis Hotel Training School in Washington D.C. where he met his future wife, Rosemary Dimon a veteran WAC from Rome Pa. They were married June 4th 1949 and recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary. After living in Washington, in 1950 they moved to Rome and resided there until Bill's death.  His faith in God and love for the Rome United Methodist Church was important in his life. He was a church member since 1950, held many offices including the board of trustees, loved teaching Sunday school and being a member of the choir. He also was a member of Roman Masonic Lodge No. 418 F. & A.M.  Bill retired from GTE Sylvania in Towanda following 34 years of service.  Bill loved people and had many friends. He was truly a "Southern Gentleman" who possessed a great sense of humor. He loved singing with his family and sitting around playing the piano by ear. He loved music and sang with the Sylvania Chorus. His hobby of traveling on vacations took him to Hawaii, the Bahamas, Oregon, Prince Edward Island, Maine and many trips south to Virginia.  In addition to being a loving and devoted husband, he was a wonderful loving father and is survived by three daughters, Pamela (Tom) DeWolf of Campbell N.Y, Bonnie (Jack) Murphy of Chenango Forks, N.Y and Crystal S. Bushong of Wyalusing,Pa. Two grandchildren, Tiffani (Gary) Scott of Palm Harbor Fl. and Derek DeWolf of Ithaca N.Y. two great grandchildren, Ian and Elliot Scott and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and numerous cousins in Virginia. He was predeceased by his parents, a half-sister, Charlotte Purdum of Maryland, a step sister Betty Maloney of Va. and a sister Margaret Holsinger of Va.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Rome United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the Rome Cemetery with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family will receive friends on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, PA and also on Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church. Roman Lodge No. 418 F. & A.M. will hold a service of remembrance Monday at 5:45 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Rome United Methodist Church in care of Connie Pisanick, 112 Spruce St. Towanda, Pa 18848 in BIll's memory.   Funeral home obituary – August 21, 2012

 

CAMPBELL - Selim W. Campbell of Litchfield, PA., died Sep. 27, 1910 at Croswell, Mich., age 56, with burial in Rome Cemetery. Survived by wife and three children. Obituary reported in "Bradford Star" on Oct. 20, 1910 (wife was Jennie Rockwell, dau. of Lemuel S.and Anna Cook (Beeman) Rockwell) File name CampbllS? Susan Austin SusanAustin@hotmail.com

 

CARRINGTON Arden Fay Carrington, 69, of Orwell Twp. (RR 1, Rome, Pa.), died on Saturday, May 1, 2010.  Arden was born on July 11, 1940, in Sayre, Pa., a son of the late Glenn and Zemma (DAUGHTERY) Carrington. He was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School Class of 1959. On Feb. 21, 1963, in Tioga Center, N.Y., he married Sue Ellen VANDERVORT. Arden spent his youth growing up on a dairy farm. He was active in FFA at the local, county and state level. He continued to have a lifelong interest in farming. Arden was employed by Stoll, Abell & Stoll, Ashcraft Construction and he retired following 35 years with Ingersoll-Rand. Following his retirement, Arden purchased a sawmill and enjoyed working with wood. He enjoyed fellowship with his church families at Windham Summit Bible Church and the Warren Center Baptist Church.  Arden is survived by: his wife, Sue Ellen; daughter, Wendy Sue; sons, Russell (Teresa) Carrington and Eric Carrington; grandchildren, Chelsea, Courtney, Gabriel, Bryton, Blake and Logan; his twin brother Tony (Regina) Carrington; brother Duane (Lois) Carrington; sisters-in-law Ruth Carrington, Joyce Vandervort, Mary Vandervort, Karen (Al) Dymond, Lorrie (Jack) Rogers and Megan Horton; brothers-in-law Carl (Laura) Vandervort and Roy, Tim and Jeff Vandervort; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.  Arden was predeceased by his parents; brothers Richard in 1967 and Edwin in 2005; and brothers-in-law Edward, Kenneth and Norman Vandervort.  Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories with the family from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral chapel with Pastor C. Kenneth Crain and Pastor Larry Jennings, officiating. Interment will follow in the Rome Cemetery.  Memories and condolences for Arden's family may be shared by visiting www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com.  Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Guthrie Hospice, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840-9985, or the Warren Center Baptist Church, c/o Eloise Newman, RR 1, Box 537, Warren Center, PA 18851, in loving memory of Arden F. Carrington.  May 04, 2010, Towanda Daily Review

G. EDWIN CARRINGTON, 68, of Ulster RR1 (Rome Township, Pa.) died Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at the Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness.  He was born in Rome Township, Sept. 9, 1936, the son of Glenn and Zemma Daughterty Carrington.  He graduated from Rome High School.  He was formerly employed as a supervisor at Ingersoll Rand in Athens, Pa., for 32 years until his retirement in 1994.  He was a member of the Rome Presbyterian Church and the National Rifle Association (NRA).  G. Edwin loved to hunt, fish, and work on guns for friends.  He enjoyed helping the Valley Youth Hunters Education Challenge (VYHEC) kids with their firearms.  He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ruth at home; his three boys, Paul and Carole Carrington of Rome, Pa., Scott and Fae Carrington of Sayre, Pa. and Steve and Melinda Carrington of Lawrenceville, Ga.; grandchildren, Brandy, Kristi, Adam, Aubrey and Alex Carrington; brothers, Arden and Sue Carrington of Rome, Pa., Tony and Regina Carrington of Rome, Pa., and Duane and Lois Carrington, of Rome, Pa.; as well as several nieces and nephews.  G. Edwin is predeceased by his parents and a brother, Richard Carrington.  Friends and family may call from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 and from 2-3 p.m. on Friday, April 29 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Services will follow on Friday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Karen Ballard of the Rome Presbyterian Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pa.  Memorial donations may be sent in his name to the Valley YHEC, P.O. Box 191, Athens, Pa. or to the Rome Presbyterian Church, Main St., Rome, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

WILLIAM R. CASHDOLLAR, 73, of Rome, Pa., died Tuesday evening, Aug. 13, 1996 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born Sept. 17, 1922 in Duryea, Pa., he was a son of the late William Henry and Ethel Hudleson Cashdollar.  William was a veteran of World War II having served in the US Army Company A 319th Combat Engineer Battalion in the European, African and Middle Eastern Theatres and was the recipient of four bronze stars.  On Oct. 21, 1947 he married the former Beatrice Rockwell in Towanda, Pa.  In early years, Mr. Cashdollar was employed by General electric in Elmira, N.Y.  He also drove truck and worked on road construction for many years in New York and Pennsylvania.  He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, a lifelong member of VFW Post No. 6824, Potterville, Pa., a life member of the 94th Infantry Division Association Inc., and was a member of the Vigilante Engine Company of Rome, Pa.  Surviving are: his wife, Beatrice Rockwell Cashdollar, at home: a son and daughter-in-law, James William and Mary Ann Cashdollar Sr. of Wysox; a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and David D’Allesandro of Wysox: four grandchildren; Mark Hicks of LeRaysville, Kelly, Katie and James W. Cashdollar Jr., all of Wysox; a brother, James “Link” Cashdollar of Wysox; two sisters: Anna “Janet” Morse of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda, and Esther Chilson of Wysox: several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by an infant brother, David, in 1928.  The funeral service will be held Friday, Aug. 16, 1996 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Bernie Kellogg, pastor of the Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pa. with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Vigilante Engine Co., PA Box 77, Rome, Pa. or to the charity or organization of one’s choice in Mr. Cashdollar’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

CASCIO Lincoln
When someone you love becomes a memory…the memory becomes a treasure. Lincoln James Cascio, 43, died unexpectedly on October 31, 2009. Lincoln was first and foremost the proud father of his two daughters whom he loved with all of his heart. His family was always by his side and loved him unconditionally. Lincoln was committed to his music and excelled in his creativity. He put his soul into his poetry and writing and left special memories of love and dedication to his family and friends. Lincoln was a man who constantly strived to believe that there was faith and good intentions in every person, despite who they are. He attended Broome Community College and graduated Cum Laude from Ithaca College with a degree in Communications. He will be missed by many.  Lincoln is survived by his daughters Elizabeth and Anaka Cascio; his wife Kristin Cascio; his loving and devoted mother Bonnie BRIMMER; father Nicholas (Lucy) Cascio; sisters Kimberly (Keith) Corneby; Stephanie (Keith) Hill; brother Bill Cascio; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends among them Annetta Goncharenko. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents Hugh and Wilma Brimmer; and his sister Nichole Cascio-BOWERS.  Funeral services for Lincoln will be held on Thursday, November 5th at 12 pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols with The Reverend Dr. Cynthia Huling Hummel, officiating. Interment will follow in the Rome Cemetery. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Thursday from 11 am until the time of the service. Memories and condolences may also be shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to a college fund for Elizabeth and Anaka Cascio College Fund c/o Visions Federal Credit Union, 24 McKinley Ave., Endicott, NY 13760 in loving memory of Lincoln James Cascio  04 Nov. 2009 Stufin Funeral Chapel obit.

CASS  Doane, Nina Cass (Bonin) age 86, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Orwell, Pa., Thursday, November 24, 1977 at Blake Memorial Hospital in Bradenton. Friends may call at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols, Saturday, 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there, Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, Pastor of the Rome, Pa. Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment in the Rome Cemetery. She is survived by one son, Frank Bonin of Orwell, Pa.; four daughters, Mrs. Archie (Delores) Folk of Halstead, Pa., Mrs. Glen (Helen) Watkins of Bradenton, Mrs. Milo (Emmer) Binley of Halstead and Mrs. Carl (Frances) Karam of Elmira; one brother, Elmer Cass of Meriden, Conn.; one sister, Mrs. Lillian Frutchey, Sayre, Pa.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest Doane; two brothers, Samuel T. and Ralph Cass and a sister, Elizabeth Cass. Talbott.

CASS –MARY ‘MAY’ CASS COOK, 96, formerly of Rome, Pa., went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 from the Skilled Nursing Unit of Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Mary was born on Feb. 13, 1919 in Orwell Township, Pa., the daughter of Guy W. and Julia Browning Cass. She attended the Rome schools and in early years was employed by the Blue Swan in Sayre and the Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda. On Aug. 8, 1936 she married Edward M. Cook in Chemung, N.Y. Mary was employed in the wire drawing department of GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 21 years until her retirement. She was a member of the Rome United Methodist Church and loved volunteering at the Bradford County Manor, the Skilled Nursing Unit and delivering Meals on Wheels for a number of years. Her life surrounded her home and family. Mary enjoyed feeding and caring for her birds and animals and working in her flower gardens. She also enjoyed embroidery, crocheting and making mittens for the homeless, TACO and Northeast School. Surviving are her children, Sherry (John) Kipp of Rome, Guy Edward Cook of Longmont, Colo., Paul (Agnes) Cook of Rome; eight grandchildren, Guy Edward Cook II (Nana), Heidi Cook, Yvette Terrifay (Michael), Karin LeFever (Tom), Jacqueline Brink (Ashley), Sandra Brown (Fred), Kristy Cook (Jim Post), Korrie Kunkle (Kyle); 17 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley Aikens of Athens; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Eben Vought of Waverly, N.Y.; sisters-in-law, Ruth Moore of North Orwell, Sally Cook of Auburn, N.Y., Betty Cook of Wysox, Sherry Cook of Wysox; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward on July 28, 1993; daughter-in-law, Donna Cook; brother and sister-in-law, Montague and Ruth Cass; sister and brother-in-law, Sibyl and Bob Nichols; and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 at the Rome United Methodist Church with Rev. Jackie Condon, pastor officiating. There are no calling hours. Interment will be in the Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pa. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Rome United Methodist Church, in care of Karen Matoushek, Treasurer, 436 Williams Rd., LeRaysville, PA or to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA in Mary Cass Cook's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting the Cook family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 9/2/2015

CHAFFEE –BEATRICE MARCELLA PARKS, 94, formerly of Ulster, died Saturday morning, July 24, 1999, at the Tioga Nursing Facility, Waverly, N.Y.  Born Jan 19, 1905, in Warren Center, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Iona Canfield Chaffee.  Beatrice attended the Warren Center and Towanda schools.  On Sept. 9, 1926, she married Oscar Parks.  During World War II she was employed by the Sylvania Electric Co. in Towanda.  Mrs. Parks was a member of the Ulster United Methodist Church.  She was also a member of the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Company Auxiliary, the Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary and former Ladies Rebekah Lodge, Sheshequin.  Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family.  Beatrice enjoyed playing the piano, the outdoors and working among her flowers.  Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Duane and Doris Parks of North Orwell; three granddaughters and their spouses:  Lucille and Lee Kilmer of Ames, Iowa, Loretta and Brian Chaffee of North Orwell, and Karen and Ronald Brown of North Orwell; seven great-grandchildren, Carol, Amy, and Jason Kilmer, Erica and Jamie Brown, and Brianna and Alicia Chaffee; a sister, Christine Rowe of Conklin, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Parks, in October of 1970; an infant son, in 1938; an infant granddaughter, in 1962; two brothers, William and George Chaffee; and three sisters, Alice Mosher, Idell Chaffee and Edith Barnes.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 27, 1999, at 2 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster, with the rev. Sandra Foster, pastor of the Ulster United Methodist Church, officiating.  The family will receive friends Tuesday afternoon from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Rome Cemetery, Rome.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Ulster United Methodist Church, Ulster, Pa. or to the Rome Cemetery Association, Rome, Pa. in Mrs. Parks’ memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

CHAFFEE –LILLIAN C. WOODBURN, 91, of Rome Borough died on Friday, Feb. 24, 1995, at the Wilson Regional Medical Center, Johnson City, N.Y.  She was born on Dec. 27, 1903, in Potterville, the daughter of Earl Rupert and Margaret Conklin Chaffee.  Lillian was a graduate of the Mansfield Normal School Class of 1923.  Following graduation she shared her knowledge teaching in Spring Hill, Windham, Orwell and Rome.  Following 32 years of teaching, Lillian became a member of the Pennsylvania Retired Teachers Association.  On July 30, 1929, in Beaver, Pa., she married Edward Woodburn, and together they made their home in Rome until his death on June 10, 1973.  Lillian was a long-time member of the Rome Presbyterian Church, where she recently received a plaque for 65 years of living, loving and serving her church family.  Lillian loved her family and dedicated her life to them, her community and its people and will be greatly missed by all.  She loved to meet people no matter where her travels sent her.  She always had a smile of warmth.  Lillian is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law; Mrs. Jack H. (Ruth) Thomas, Vestal, N.Y., and Mrs. David (Margaret) Chapman, Rome; brothers and sister-in-law; Lyle Chaffee, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Ward and Luella Chaffee, Beaver, Pa.; sisters Mable McPherson, Towanda, and Rachel Shupe, St. Petersburg; grandchildren and their spouses; Mark and Julee Thomas, Craig and Dianne Thomas, Marcia and Mark Sanford, Pamela and Robert Griffiths, and Cameron Chapman; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many friends.   She was predeceased by her brothers Herb and Dewitt Chaffee and sister Ina Wakeley.  The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 1995, at 2 p.m. at the Rome Presbyterian Church with her pastor, the Rev. Ann Marie Meyerhoffer, officiating, assisted by the rev. Edmund Hoener.  Interment will follow in the Rome Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at the Sutfin funeral Chapel, Main Street, Nichols, N.Y.  Friends who wish may remember the Rome Presbyterian Church in Memory of Lillian C. Woodburn. –Towanda Daily Review.

DAVID M. CHAPMAN, 74, of Rome, Pa., died Friday evening, Sept. 2, 2005 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital.  He was born on April 24, 1931 in Springfield Twp., Pa., a son of the late Manley and Thelma (Hartford) Chapman.  David was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict.  He was a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College, Penn State University and Missouri Auction School.  David was a retired Endwell Senior High School.  In addition, he also taught for the Smithport (Pennsylvania) Area Schools.  For many years, he owned and operated Chapman’s Auction and Appraisal Services in Rome.  Dave was a member of the Rome Presbyterian Church, the Moose and Elks clubs in Fort Myers, Fla.  Dave enjoyed the simple pleasures of life and always carried a smile wherever he traveled.  He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 52 years, Margaret Woodburn Chapman; his son and daughter-in-law, Cameron and Amy Chapman of Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.; his daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and John Zukowski of Endicott; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Ruth Thomas, Vestal, Stanley and Janice Chapman of Orlando, Fla.; Searle and Ann Chapman of Ulster, Pa., Duane Chapman and Phyllis Finch of Athens; Earl and Lucille Chapman of Ulster, Pa.; brother-in-law Herbert Nagle of Towanda.  Special grandchildren; Jason, Daniel, Kayla Griffiths, Cole and Morgan Zukowski, Shelby and Casey Chapman.  Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  Funeral services and celebration of David’s life will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Rome Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Rome, Pa., with his pastor, Rev. Karen Ballard officiating.  Interment will follow in Rome Cemetery.  A period of visitation will be held on Monday, Sept. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y.  Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Rome Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 189 Rome, Pa. or the Scholarship Fund at Maine Endwell High School, 712 Farm to Market Road, Endwell, N.Y. in loving memory of David M. Chapman.  –Towanda Daily Review.

CHILSON –ROBERT EUGENE WALKER, 61, With the beginning of a new day, Thursday, July 31, 1997, Robert Eugene Walker, 61, of Wysox RR 2 completed his journey and gently took his savior’s hand to his new heavenly home.  Bob was born on July 22, 1936, in Sayre.  He was a son of Robert and Evelyn (Smith) Chilson and a foster son of Ira and Ruth Walker.  He was a graduate of Rome High School Class of 1954, and on June 27, 1958, he married the former Stella Wilmot.  He was a former employee of Stackmore, Owego, N.Y., and retired from Dresser-Rand in Painted Post, N.Y., in 1986 following 18 years of service.  Bob was a very talented handyman and a very knowledgeable mechanic.  He also enjoyed gardening and playing the organ.  He especially loved to go bass fishing.  Bob attended the United Methodist Church, Rome.  He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Stella; his sons and daughters-in-law, SMSgt. Curtis Newell and his wife, Tammy Walker, Maxwell AFB, Ala., SMSgt, Kevin Ira and his wife, Sandra Walker, Holloman AFB, N.M., SMSgt. (SELECT) Craig Eugene and his wife, Helen Walker, Cannon AFB, N.M., TSgt. Douglas Charles and his wife, Sylvia Walker, Scotts AFB, Ill.; a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle Annette and Richard Lincoln, Watsontown, Pa.; five very special grandchildren, Kyle Robert Walker, Todd Alan Walker, Katie Lynn Walker, Cassandra Monique Walker, and Zachary Franz Walker; his foster mother, Ruth Walker, Bradford County Manor; and a very dear sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jane and John Richard Upham and family, Neath.  The funeral service and a celebration of Bob’s life will be held on Monday, Aug. 4, 1997, at noon at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 Main St., Nichols, with the Rev. Bernie Kellogg, pastor of the United Methodist Church, Rome, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Rome Cemetery.  The family will receive their friends on Monday from 10 until the time of the service at noon.  Those who wish may remember the Untied Methodist Church, Rome, Pa. in loving memory of Robert Eugene Walker. –Towanda Daily Review.

 

LEONARD COLE, 79, of North Rome, (Ulster RD 1), died peacefully at his home on Monday, March 5, 1990 following an illness.  He was born on Nov. 15, 1910 in Sheshequin Township, a son of Charles and Weltha (Eiklor) Cole.  Leonard was a member of the Rome United Methodist Church and had served as a trustee of the church.  He was a well-known, respected and devoted Holstein dairy farmer having owned and operated the family farm for 48 ½ years until his retirement in 1981.  Following his retirement, he continued to remain active in assisting his son, Robert, with the operation of the farm until 1988 when his health began to fail.  He was a member of the Eastern Milk Producers Cooperative for over 30 years.  He enjoyed all outdoor activities and especially enjoyed wood cutting.  He loved his grandchildren and his love was returned to him by them.  He was especially fond of their tagging along with him on the farm as he did his chores.  They will recall with fond memories tapping the maple trees and making syrup with their grandfather.  He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Doris (Arnold) Cole, at home; his daughter and son-n-law; Louise and Robert Winters of Ulster; his sons and daughters-in-law; Robert and Anna Marie Cole of North Rome; Richard Cole, Norman and Debbie Cole of Largo, Fla.; his brothers: Ray Cole of Ormond Beach, Fla.; Earl Cole of Ghent; and Walter Cole of Athens; his half-brothers; Clarence Cole of Ulster, and Charles Cole of Fla.; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his brothers and sisters, Lee and Vern Cole and Marie Williams and Inez Watkins.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 9 from the Rome United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Wilmot Mather, interim pastor, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Rome Cemetery.  Memorials in his memory may be directed to the Rome United Methodist Church in care of Sandra Eastman.  The family will receive their friends from 3-6 p.m. Thursday, March 8 at the Sutfin funeral Chapel, 82 Main St., Nichols, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

COMSTOCK Elmer C. Comstock

When I come to the end of the road, and sun has set for me, remember the love that we have shared, and that will comfort thee…. On Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, surrounded by his loving family, Elmer C. Comstock of Comstock Rd., Ulster, Pa., went to his heavenly home and to be reunited with his wife Kathryn.  A lifelong resident of Rome Township, Elmer was a well-respected dairy farmer. Elmer was born on March 26, 1919, a son of the late Harry and Edna (Babcock) Comstock. He was a graduate of Rome High School Class of 1938 and on Dec. 9, 1941, he married Kathryn Baker and together they shared 53 years of marriage until her passing in 1994. Elmer was a member of the Windham Summit Bible Church where he served as Deacon. For nearly 46 years, Elmer served as Rome Township Supervisor and in addition had also served as secretary/treasurer. A loving and kind man, Elmer found great pleasure being surrounded by his sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Elmer is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Elaine Comstock, Ronald Comstock all of Comstock Rd., Ulster; grandchildren, Dale Thomas (Judy) Comstock, Reed Dennis (Dawn) Comstock, Deborah (Kurt) VanDerMark all of Rome, Pa; great-grandchildren, Deidra and Dallas VanDerMark, Tyler and Carrie Comstock, Shawnee and Hunter Comstock and Amanda Keller; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bernard and Mary Baker of Towanda, Richard Morse of Rome, Evelyn Baker of Towanda; Dorothy Baker of Camptown, Doris Baker of Dushore; several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Special friends, Mark and Billie Parker, Ivan and Irene West, Boyd and Sherry Harrington. Elmer was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Kathryn; brother, Clayton Comstock in 1975; and a grandson, Brian Keith Comstock in 1970.  Funeral services and a celebration of Elmer's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 4, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, with Pastor C. Kenneth Crain officiating. Interment will follow in the Rome Cemetery. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Monday evening, Jan. 3 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel. Memories and condolences for Elmer's family may be shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Dr., Towanda, PA 18838; or the Windham Summit Bible Church, RR 2, Box 328, Rome, PA 18837 in loving memory of Elmer C. Comstock.  Towanda Daily Review – January 2, 2011

CONRAD DR. GEORGE LEDYARD
Daily Review 12/8/2007
Dr. George Ledyard Conrad, VMD, 90, formerly of Rome, Pa., died on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, in Sault Sainte Marie, Mich.  George was born on Sept. 22, 1917, in South Gibson, Pa., a son of the late Edmund Frank Conrad and Mary Isabel Ledyard Conrad.  He attended local schools in South Gibson and in 1936 he graduated from Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Pa. Following graduation he attended Penn State for one year, where he obtained his pre-veterinary requirements. George continued his education at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 1942 with a Veterinary Medical Doctor Degree. During his years at Penn he was introduced to Rome and vet medicine firsthand when he spent summers assisting Dr. Isaac Stoll in his practice. His career began when he worked full time for Dr. Stoll, and continued when he opened his own practice in 1946.  In 1945 George married local Rome native Ida May Parks. She proved a willing and very able assistant and continued working side by side with him until 1999, when he retired. Ida May predeceased him on Oct. 25, 2003.  George is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Mary Louise and Richard Tuhro of Sault Sainte Marie; his grandsons, Matthew Conrad Tuhro and his wife, Kimberly Tuhro, of Sault Sainte Marie, and Douglas Richard Tuhro of Webster, N.Y.; and his great-grandson, Tyler Bellinger Tuhro of Sault Sainte Marie.  He was predeceased by a brother, Warren Spafford Conrad, on Dec. 3, 1990.  Funeral services and a celebration of George's life will be held at noon on Dec. 11, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y., with Pastor K. Ben Robinson officiating. Interment will follow at the Rome Cemetery. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral chapel. Memories and condolences may also be shared with the family by visiting www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com.  Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the charity of their choice in loving memory of Dr. George Ledyard Conrad.  Submitted by Carol Brotzman

COOK, Anna - Mrs. Anna (nee Cook) Rockwell dies at home of her son Fred at Rome (Oct. 5, 1922)
Rome, PA, Oct. 5.- Mrs. Anna Rockwell, widow of the late Lemuel Rockwell, died at the home of her son, Fred, in Rome at 7 o'clock this morning. She was 78 years old. Mrs. Rockwell has been a great sufferer for the past seven months of a complication of diseases. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Fred Jetter of Oriskany, NY, Melvin Rockwell of Corning, Fred of Rome, James Beeman of Cleveland, and Joseph Beeman of Wysox, the last two by a former marriage. Prayer service will be held at the house Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock and at 2 o'clock at the Rome M. E. Church. The Rev. S. W. Willis of Rome will officiate. Burial will be in Rome cemetery. "The Daily Review", Towanda, PA (paper dated OCT 6, 1922) Susan Austin SusanAustin@hotmail.com

ELMER JOHNSON COOLBAUGH, 90, of Rome, Orwell Township, Pennsylvania, passed away Saturday afternoon, Dec. 23, 2017 at his home. Elmer was born on July 17, 1927, in Johnson City, New York,  the son of Nelson and Florence Tinklepaugh Coolbaugh.  He was a graduate of Endicott-Johnson High School, Endicott, New York, and was subsequently employed by the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company. He was formerly an active member of the Civil Air Patrol in Broome County, New York. Elmer was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947. Following completion of his military service, Elmer returned to work at the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company as an electrician and also served as lighting director for Triplet Stadium in Johnson City. On Aug. 26, 1950, he married the former Isabel Jean Daugherty at the Rome United Methodist Church, Rome. Elmer and his father-in-law, Milton Daugherty, operated in partnership, a dairy farm in Orwell Township for many years. Elmer was later employed by Masonite Corporation in Wysox for 17 years and was a self-employed electrician in the area for a number of years. Following his retirement in 1982, Elmer operated Elmo’s Woodcrafts from his home. Elmer was a member of the Rome United Methodist Church, the American Legion and in early years served as an assistant leader in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and was a 4-H leader in Rome. Elmer enjoyed family gatherings, making maple syrup, “rock hounding,” camping, woodworking, hunting and fishing. He is survived by his children, Karen Coolbaugh Matoushek and husband Michael of LeRaysville, Gerald Coolbaugh and wife Cornelia of Rome, David Coolbaugh and wife Cindy of Luthers Mills, Gail Coolbaugh Ford and husband Eldon of Myerstown, Pennsylvania, Alan Coolbaugh of Rome, Mark Coolbaugh and wife Judy of LeRaysville; grandchildren, Timothy Matoushek and wife Jen, Matthew Matoushek and wife Alyssa, Brittany Matoushek, Talitha Murosky and husband David, Corrisa Lawrence and husband Kelly, Marlesa Dunn and husband Josh, Nate Coolbaugh and wife Briana, Brock Ford and wife Holly, Derrick Ford and wife Corey; 14 great-grandchildren; his sister, Rose Guettner of Safford, Arizona; brother and sister-in-law, Leslie and Jean Coolbaugh of Endwell, New York; sister-in-law, Alyce Nadon of Modesto, California; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Elmer was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Isabel, on Sept. 9, 2017; a grandson, James Coolbaugh, on March 3, 2015; and brother-in-law, Paul Nadon. The family extends their deepest appreciation to the Caregivers of America and Guthrie Hospice for their excellent care. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, with his grandson, Pastor Derrick Ford, officiating. Burial will be in the Rome Cemetery with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to a charity or organization of one’s choice in Elmer’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review 12/27//2917

COOLEY Dr. Max G. Cooley

88, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, and formerly of Shippensburg, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 at the Masonic Home.  Born Aug. 6, 1922, in East Towanda, Pa., he was a son of the late Reed David and Mildred Cynthia Allen Cooley. He married the late B. Ruth Cowell of Rome, Pa., on Nov. 30, 1946. He graduated from Towanda High School in 1941. He was a World War II veteran with the United States Marine Corps serving in China.  Dr. Cooley was a Professor Emeritus of Business Education at Shippensburg University until his retirement in 1984. He also served in a number of administrative roles including Chairman of Business Education, Director of the Combined Business Education/Administration programs, Dean of Continuing Education, Dean of the Undeclared Major Student program, and Associate Dean of the School of Business.  Dr. Cooley received a bachelor's of science degree in business education from Bloomsburg State Teachers College in 1950. He also earned a master's of art in 1952 and a doctorate in 1966 from Columbia University as well as a Public School Administrator Certification from Penn State University. He began his career in the field of education as the Supervising Principal at the Ulster-Sheshequin Joint School District in Ulster, Pa. He also served as associate principal and business education teacher at Rome-Windham Joint School in Rome, Pa., and as a business education teacher at Sayre Area Joint High School in Sayre, Pa.  He and his wife, Ruth, directed Shippensburg Operation Heartbeat for a 10-year period in the 1970s, receiving an award from the medical profession of Pennsylvania for having contributed significantly to the health and welfare of people of Pennsylvania with their CPR training program. He also received the Common Ground Award for similar university/community service.  He was a leader among area business managers having served as the President of the Harrisburg Chapter of the Administrative Management Society, as Director of Area III AMS, and on the Executive Board of the International AMS organization. His awards at each level reflect his outstanding leadership.  Dr. Cooley was a member of honorary societies in his field and in education: Pi Omega Pi, National Honor Society in Business Education, Phi Sigma Pi, and National Honor Society in Education, Delta Pi Epsilon, and National Honor Society in Graduate Business Education. He served as President of the Shippensburg University Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, National Honor Society in Education. He received the Outstanding Post-Secondary Business Educator Award for the state of Pennsylvania, 1982. He was Past President of the Pennsylvania Association of Adult Education, having received an award for "Exemplary Service and Leadership."  He was author of a monograph, published worldwide, on continuing education and of several nationally published articles in his field. In 1973, he received the Alpha Award for the top business education article of the year in the nation, based on his doctoral dissertation titled, "Perception, the Key to Ideal Cooperating Teacher Behavior." Over the years of his tenure, he served as Supervisor of Student Teachers for a host of student teachers and their cooperating teachers in 21 school districts east of Shippensburg.  He was Past Master of the Roman Lodge No. 418 Free and Accepted Masons receiving his 50th year service award from the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania in June 2001. He was also a member of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Consistory, Harrisburg, Pa., and the Valley Tall Cedars of Lebanon No. 145.  Dr. Cooley was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Shippensburg, serving on the Board and as Superintendent of the Sunday School during Rev. Crowding's tenure. He also sang with church choirs in Ulster, Rome, Sayre and Shippensburg.  Dr. Cooley is survived by two sons, Gary D. Cooley, Shippensburg and Mark S. Cooley, Orrstown; a granddaughter, Marsha Cooley Walker of Elizabethtown; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph D. Cooley, East Towanda, Pa., and Vern D. Cooley, East Towanda, Pa.  He was preceded in death by his wife, B. Ruth Cowell Cooley; two brothers, Reed Manley Cooley and David A. Cooley; as well as two sisters, Mildred Elaine Cooley Daley and Donna J. Cooley Smith.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011 in the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home Inc., Shippensburg, with the Rev. Michael C. Weigle officiating. Burial will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. in the Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pa., with a Masonic service conducted by Roman Lodge 418 Free and Accepted Masons. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the service on Tuesday in the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dr. Cooley's memory to the Max G. Cooley Scholarship Fund, Shippensburg University Foundation, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA 17257, a fund that continues to honor outstanding students of business.   Towanda Daily Review – January 2, 2011

COOPER -  Barbara V. MacNeal, 78, of 424 N. Elmira St., Sayre, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999 at Valley Inn Assisted Living, Sayre.  Born March 21, 1921 in Sayre, she was the daughter of George F. and Isola Gable Cooper.  She was a graduate of Sayre High School.  She was a member and past Noble Grand of the Rebekah Lodge.  She is survived by:  A son, Robert W. MacNeal of Caldwell, N.J.; a daughter, Marsha Kavanaugh of  Knoxville, Tenn.; sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald and Barbara MacNeal of Wanaque, N.J., and Richard D. and Cathy MacNeal of Tucson, Ariz.; eight grand- children; and five great grandchildren.  She was predeceased by a brother, Robert Cooper, (and husband, Tracey L. MacNeal).  Family and friends may call Tuesday, Dec. 7 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pa. Memorial donations may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18701.  Sayre Evening Times

COWELL - B. Ruth Cooley, 80, of Shippensburg, Pa., died Monday, May 19, 2008 at her home. Born June 1, 1927 in Rome, Bradford County, she a daughter of the late J. Forest and Harriette McCabe Cowell. Mrs. Cooley was a 1945 graduate of Clinton High School, Clinton, Tenn. She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church, Shippensburg, Pa.; past matron of the Rome Order of the Eastern Star 26, Rome; past president of the Shippensburg Civic Club; past president Shippensburg University Faculty Wives Club; a member of Shippensburg Chapter 2525 American Association of Retired Persons; and instructor/equipment caretaker for the Shippensburg Operation Heartbeat CPR training unit. She is survived by: her husband of 61 years, Dr. Max Cooley; two sons, Gary D. Cooley and wife Carma L., Shippensburg, Mark S. Cooley, Orrstown; an adopted grandson, John J. McBride, Orrstown; and a granddaughter, Marsha Walker and her husband Dale Jr., Elizabethtown; four great-grandchildren, Adam and Ashley Eyer both of Shippensburg, also Brittany and Justin Walker both of Elizabethtown; as well as several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Cooley and her husband helped raise one niece, Judy Farner, Shippensburg, and nephews, Larry Kipp, Newville and James Cowell, San Diego, Calif. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lewis and Jesse Cowell, and one sister, Eliza Kipp. A private family viewing will be held Saturday, May 24, 2008 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. in the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home Inc. Shippensburg. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family in the Rome Cemetery, Rome. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Max G. Cooley Scholarship Foundation, Shippensburg University Foundation, 1871 Old Main Dr. Shippensburg PA, 17257. - Sayre Morning Times, 21 May 2008

CRAWFORD - Brandon Alan "Turtle" Crawford.  Those we have held in our arms for a little while, we hold in our hearts forever…Our hearts were broken on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, with the sudden and unexpected loss of our son, brother, grandson, nephew and cousin, Brandon Alan "Turtle" Crawford, 21, of RR 1, Box 206M, Rome, Pa.  Brandon was born on Feb. 9, 1987, in Towanda, Pa., the son of Teresa and Chad Evans and the son of Alan Crawford.  Brandon was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School Class of 2005. He was currently employed by XLC as a forklift operator.  Brandon enjoyed playing "Rockband," four-wheeling, snowboarding, hunting, and just hanging out with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.  In addition to his parents, Teresa and Chad Evans of Rome, and Alan Crawford of Sugar Run, Brandon is survived by his sister, Brandy Carr; his grandparents, Lee and Louise Walters, John and Louise Evans, William Capwell Sr., and Doris and Lloyd Crawford; his great-grandmother, Olive Holcombe; aunts and uncles Polly Evans, Ron and Linda Hunsinger, Rick and Yvonne Basher, John and Cindy Evans, Mike and Vicki Hitchcock, Richard and Cindy Hutchinson, William and Katrina Capwell, Todd and Kathy Crawford, and Dawn and Tim Linn; many great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins; and his girlfriend, Nicole Benscoter.  Brandon was predeceased by his sister, Stephanie Evans; great-uncles Howard and Victor Brown; and his aunt Margaret Evans.  A time of remembering the special gift Brandon was to all of us will be held at noon on Monday, Oct. 20, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y., with Pastor Charles Bishop officiating. Interment will follow in the Rome Cemetery.   A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel. A period of visitation will also be held from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at noon on Monday.  Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Pennsylvania Cancer Coalition, Trout Run Business Center, 344 N. Reading Rd., Ephrata, Pa. 17522, in loving memory of Brandon "Turtle" Crawford.  RHW.  The Towanda Daily Review.
 

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