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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
St. Michael's Cemetery, Canton Township, Bradford County, PA
Obituaries

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option. 
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) 


BENJAMIN ADAMS, Canton, Oct. 8, 1930, Benjamin Adams, 80, for many years one of Canton’s prominent residents, died at his home, Tuesday afternoon  following apoplectic seizures.  Mr. Adams was born in England and came to America in early life.  For some time he resided in Poughkeepsie, before coming to Canton.  He is survived by five children, Edward Elmira; John, New York City; and Mrs. Edward Leahy, Mrs. Allen Case and Miss Mary Adams, Canton.  The funeral will be held at St. Michael’s Church Friday morning, with interment in the parish cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

ADAMS –MRS. MARGARET A. CASE, 81, DIED AT THE Dar-Way Nursing Home, Estella, Dec. 19, 1974.  She was a livelong resident of Canton.  Born in Canton April 17, 1893, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Margaret Grady Adams.  She was a former employee of The Ben Franklin Store in Canton.  She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Canton and its Altar and Rosary Society.  Several nieces and nephews survive her.  A funeral mass was held Saturday morning 11 o’clock, at St. Michael’s Church.  The Rev. Paul Baier officiated.  Interment was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

STEPHEN ADAMS died at the residence of his brother P. B. Adams on Minnequa Avenue, age 74.  He was born in 1842 in Monmouthshire, England, and came to Poughkeepsie, NY with his parents in 1854.  In 1859 he finished his trade as a blacksmith and for 55 years was a cheerful worker in this most ancient of arts.  He came to canton in 1873 and purchased the blacksmithing business of Dennis Bacon on Sullivan Street and worked in the same shop almost every day since.  - Canton Independent-Sentinel, March 23, 2006: 90 Years Ago - 1916

BELAWSKE Carl F.
60, of Troy, PA, died on July 30, 2009 at Troy Community Hospital following an extended illness. Born and raised in Canton, PA, Carl Francis was born on June 7, 1949, a son of Mabel (Carl) Belawske Wightman and the late John Raymond Belawske. As a young adult, he moved to Schenectady, NY, where he worked as a Respiratory Therapist. Carl later moved back to Canton, where he was employed by Cummings Lumber in Troy until his paralysis in March 2001. His grandchildren were a very special part of Carl's life. He loved the outdoors and was known for his "green thumb" when caring for his beautiful flower and vegetable gardens. Surviving are his mother, Mabel of Horseheads, NY; four children, Carl F. Belawske (Wendie Coverdale) of Waterloo, NY, John P. (Renee) Belawske of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Nicole M. (Ronald) Castle of Troy and Michael D. Belawske of Delanson, NY; five siblings, Madeline (Gary) Moretz of Horseheads, Marjorie (Donald) Chaapel of Canton, Max (Cecelia) Belawske of Burlington, PA, Joan (Tom) Austin of Elmira and Paul Belawske (Paula Ribovich) of Hastings, NB; three grandchildren, Madison Belawske of Waterloo, Grant James Croft and John "Jack" Belawske both of Columbia Cross Roads; two step-grandchildren, Bradley and Kallie O'Brien of Waterloo; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, John, on June 10, 1988; a nephew, Mitchell A. Belawske, on February 20, 2008; and dearest friend, Margaret "Peg" Bastion, on March 11, 2008. Family and friends may call Saturday from 11:30 – 1 p.m. at Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. The funeral service will follow at 1:00 with Deacon Bill Graham officiating. A private burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Anthracite Region Center for Independent Living, 8 West Broad St. Suite 228, Hazleton, PA 18201.

BELAWSKE –GENEVIEVE M. BELAWSKE SHEPARD, 76, formerly of Wellbsburg, NY, and long-time resident of the Chemung County Nursing Facility in Elmira, NY, died on August 6, 2004.  She was a daughter of the late Raymond and Matilda Belawske, Canton, PA.  Mrs. Shepard was employed by Moore Business Forms from 1961 to 1972 as an assembler.  She enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking and bowling.  Surviving are son, Thomas (JoAnn) Shepard, Newark, NY; daughter, Patricia (Russell) Brisco, Wellsburg; grandchildren, Jennifer Brisco, Kate (Robert) Semmier, Melissa Brisco, Jeremy Shepard and great-granddaughters, Danica Brisco and Emma Semmier; sisters, Mary Davis and Eleanor (Joseph) Mahosky; brothers, Walter (Kay) all of Pennsylvania; and Edward (Wilma) Belawske, Canton; brothers-in-law, Bill and Marion Shepard; Lorraine and Let Livermore, Reba Shepard, Mabel Wightman; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her most precious :family” of all, the staff of the Chemung County Nursing Home who lovingly cared for her many years.  In addition to her parents she is also predeceased by her brother, John Belawske, Canton, and brother-in-law, Vic Davis.  Funeral service was held August 9th at the Kalec Funeral Home, Elmira, NY with the Father Patrick Connor officiating.  A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Canton.  Those who wish may make donations in her memory to the Chemung Valley Multiple Sclerosis Association, Elmira, NY. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

JOHN R. BELAWSKE, age 66, of 14 W. Main St., Canton, PA, Friday, June 10, 1988.  Friends may call at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, PA, Sunday, 2- 6o 4 and 6 to 7:30 p.m.  Recitation of the Rosary, 7:30 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial Monday 10:30 a.m. from St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Canton.  Interment, St. Michael’s Cemetery.  He was a retired employee of Drevco, a part time Canton Borough Policeman for 18 years, member Canton Auxiliary Police for 15 years, and caretaker of St. Michael’s Cemetery for 35 years; member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, life member of Innes Hose Co., Canton Fire Dept., and former ambulance driver with the Canton Ambulance Assoc.  Surviving are his wife, the former Mabel Carl, they were married 43 years June 24, 1987; 3 daughters and their husbands, Madeline and Gary Moretz of Canton, Marjorie and Donald Chaapel of Canton, RD 1, Joan and Gerry Quail of Canton; 3 sons and their wives, Carl of Schenectady, NY, Max and Cecelia of Burlington, Paul and Michele of Canton; father, Raymond of Jersey Shore, RD 2: 2 brothers, Edward of Canton, RD 2, Walter (Belawski) of Covington: 3 sisters, Mrs. Genevieve Sheppard of Elmira, Eleanor Mahosky of Williamsport, Mary Davis of Jersey Shore, RD 2: 22 grandchildren: 2 aunts, Ellen Skolny of Morris Run, Minnie Novick of Elmira; one uncle, Victor Mitchell of Wellsboro; also cousins.  He was predeceased by his mother, Matilda, February 27, 1988, and a grandson, Scott Michael, April 20, 1988. –Elmira Star Gazette.

RAYMOND BELAWSKE, 98, of Jersey Shore RR 2, PA, a former Canton resident, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1992, at the Roseview Manor, Williamsport, Pa., where he resided.  Mr. Belawske was born June 19, 1893, at Antrim, Tioga Co., Pa. the son of John and Francis Drabinski Belawske.  He was a lifetime dairy farmer in Union Township, retiring in 1968.  He and his wife moved to Canton upon his retirement.  Mr. Belawske was a communicant of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Canton; VFW Post No. 714 life member, Canton; Army veteran of World War I; and a past member of North Union Grange No. 784.  Surviving are two sons, Edward of Canton and Walter Belawske of Covington; three daughters, Mrs. Genevieve Shepard, Elmira, N.Y., Mrs. Eleanor Mahosky, Williamsport, and Mrs. Mary Davis, Jersey Shore, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Ellen Skolny, Morris Run, Pa.; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren: a daughter-in-law, Mabel Wightman, Elmira Heights, N.Y.; nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his wife, the former Matilda Mitchell, on Feb. 27, 1988, and a son, John, on June 10, 1988.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 25 N. Washington St., Canton, Monday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Stephen McGough, Mr. Belawske’s pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Canton.  Military honors will be accorded by Canton VFW Post No. 714.  Visitation will be Sunday 2-4 p.m. at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with recitation of the rosary at 4 p.m.  The family will provide the flowers.  Memorial donations may be directed to St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Canton or the American Cancer Society in Mr. Belawske’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

SCOTT MICHAEL BELAWSKE died at birth April 20, 1988 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Surviving are his parents, Paul A. and Michele M. Davis Belawske, Canton.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Mitchell and Christopher, both at home; paternal grandparents, John and Mabel Belawske, Canton; maternal grandparents, Clifford C. and Janet Davis, Jr., Troy; paternal great-grandfathers, Raymond Belawske, Jersey Shore and Horace Carl, Williamsport; maternal great-grandparents, Martin and Marie Mott, Troy.  Numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins survive.  Graveside services were held April 23 in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery, Canton.  Funeral arrangements are by the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

BELLOWS –PAULINE B. NAILEN, 77, of 71 Lycoming St., Canton, died Jan. 10, 1987 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Mrs. Nailen was born June 3, 1909, at Canton Township, the daughter of Seymour and Lilly Watts Bellows.  She is a communicant of the St. Michael’s roman Catholic Church in Canton and also a member of the Church Altar Rosary Society.  She was a former employee of the North Penn Gas Company, The Canton Telephone Company, and in her later years was a bookkeeper for many area businessmen.  Surviving are her brother and sister-in-law, Max and Pat Bellows, Canton; a sister-in-law, Marian Bellows of Skinneratlas, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A Mass of Christian Burial was conducted at St. Michael’s in Canton, Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Stephen McGough, her pastor, officiating.  Interment was in the parish cemetery.  Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  Memorials may be directed to the Canton Community Nursing Service in her memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

LAURENCE M. BIDDLE, 86, of 111 N. Center St., Canton, Pa., died March 22, 1989 at the Bradford County Manor.  He was born July 26, 1902 the son of Bly and Mary Loomis Biddle.  He was meat cutter at the Brann Meat Market on Main Street in Canton until it was destroyed by fire.  Mr. Biddle was destroyed by fire.  Mr. Biddle was a member of the St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church and its Mens’ Organization.  He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Helen, the former Helen O’Donnell of Canton; a son Laurence M. Biddle, Jr., of Warminster; a daughter, Joan Biddle Lofthelm of Gaitherburg, Md.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 27, 1989 at the St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, corner of Union and Washington Streets, Canton, with the Rev. Stephen McGough officiating.  Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.  Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 8 p.m.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

BLANEY - MARIETTE B. GREENOUGH
 Marriette Blaney Greenough of Canton, PA died March 18, 2001 at her home. She was born in Canton on January 17, 1933 to Perry and Bessie Putnam Blaney. Mariette retired in 1996 as quality control inspector at Osram Sylvania in Towanda after more than 31 years of service.  She was a member of numerous social clubs and organizations in the area. Mariette is survived by daughters and son-in-law, Gale and James Bruce of Troy, PA and Connie and Gary Chilson of Sayre, PA; son, Brian Greenough of Canton, PA; brother and sister-in-law, William and Connie Blaney of Canton, PA; sisters, Lillian Yaggie of Canton, PA and Paulette Kelly of Troy, PA; step-father, Andrew Margosh of Canton; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; friend and former husband, Hugh Greenough, Waverly, NY. Funeral services were held March 21 (11 am) at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with interment following at St. Michael's Cemetery in Canton. Contributions in Mariette's memory may be directed to the Susquehanna Cancer Center, 1100 Grampian Blvd, Williamsport, PA 17701. (TGR, Thursday, March 22, 2001)

BLANEY –MARIETTE B. GREENOUGH.  On March 18, 2001 Mariette Blaney Greenough of Canton, died peacefully at her home.  She was born in Canton on Jan. 17, 1933 to Perry and Bessie Putnam Blaney.  Mariette is survived by daughters and sons-in-law.  Gale and James Bruce of Troy and Connie and Gary Chilson of Sayre; son Brian Greenough of Canton; brother and sister-in-law William and Connie Blaney of Canton; sisters, Lillian Yaggie of Canton and Paulette Kelly of Troy; and step-father, Andrew Margosh of Canton; nine grandchildren, Joshua Bruce of Mansfield, Timothy Bruce of Toronto, Canada, Denna Bruce of Washington, DC, Carmen Bruce Route of Canton, Ariel Bruce of Troy, Tracy Chilson Spencer of Lockwood, N.Y., Carol Chilson Beaumont of Elgin, IL, Jay Chilson of State College and Daniel Chilson of Sayre, and great-grandson Clayton Spencer.  She is also survived by friend and former husband Hugh Greenough of Waverly, N.Y.  Mariette was predeceased by her father Perry Blaney in 1960, brother Dennis Blaney in 1966, mother Bessie Margosh in 1996, and sister Betty Gray in 1997.  Mariette retired as a quality control inspector in 1996 from the Osram Sylvania facility in Towanda after more than 31 years of service to this company.  She was a member of numerous social clubs and organizations in the area.  Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Centre Street, Canton.  Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21 with interment following at St. Michaels Cemetery, Canton.  Contributions in Mariette’s memory may be directed to Susquehanna Center, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BLANEY  William F. On the evening of Tuesday, February 7th, Canton native William Franklin Blaney died quietly at his residence. He was 74, and married to the former Connie Kilbourn. There will be no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, 11 a.m. at St. Michael's Church, Canton. Interment in the parish cemetery. Family will receive friends at Canton VFW following interment. Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.

WILLIAM F. BLANEY, 74, on the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006, Canton native William Franklin Blaney died quietly at his residence. He was 74 years of age.  Born in Canton on Aug. 18, 1931, he was the son of Perry W. and Bessie (Putnam) Blaney. Throughout most of his working life Bill was a self-employed truck driver. He served our country during the Korean War, and on July 3, 1965 was united in marriage to the former Connie Kilbourn.  Together they raised two daughters and shared almost 41 years. Bill was a life member of Canton VFW Post No. 714, where he served as quartermaster for the past nine years.  He also held life memberships in the Morris run American Legion Post, Wheel Inn Club and Red Run Rod & Gun Club. He was a member of the Arnot Sportsmen’s Club, Canton Lodge No. 415 F & AM, Troy Chapter Royal Arch and Canton Lodge 429 Loyal Order of Moose.  Bill was also a man who knew his Lord, and was a communicant of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Canton.  Bill is survived by his wife, Connie, at home; daughters, Mollie (Floyd) McDonald and Elnor Blaney; sister, Lillian Yaggie; granddaughter, Perry McDonalds, all of Canton; half-sister, Paulett Kelley of Troy; special niece, Connie (Gary) Chilson; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother.  In accordance with Bill’s wishes, there will be no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church in Canton, with Fr. John Chmil, celebrant.  Interment will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at the Canton VFW, 26 Troy St., Canton, immediately following the interment. Memorial contributions in Bill’s name may be directed to the Canton VFW Building Fund, 26 Troy St., Canton, or the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., Canton.

BOLAND –MRS. WINIFRED HURLEY, 83 the grandmother of Miss Winifred Hurley of Elmira, died Mar. 2, 1934 at the family home at Gleason, Pa.  The funeral and burial was held Monday at Gleason, Pa.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/6/1934  (Buried St. Michael’s Cemetery, Canton, PA)

BOLLER Jane B. Slingerland   On the evening of Monday, March 29, 2010, well-known Canton resident Jane B. Slingerland died
quietly at Sycamore Manor. She was 90 years of age.  Born May 27, 1919 in Port Allegany, Pa., she was the daughter of Charles F. and Margaret ROBINSON Boller. She attended the Port Allegany schools, and later Penn State, graduating in 1941 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education. She taught at schools in Roaring Branch and Canton for many years. Mrs. Slingerland was a member of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church in Canton, as well as the Village Improvement Association, where she helped establish the annual "Mile of Pennies" fundraiser to help support the Canton War Memorial Pool. She also served as a Cub Scout den mother and 4-H leader for many years. In later years, Mrs. Slingerland enjoyed wintering in Florida, where she took up oil painting and was active in the local Grandmothers' Club, as well as a computer club.  Surviving are: her sons Charles (and Carolyn) LEAHY of Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., and Thomas (and Jennifer) LEAHY of Boulder, Colo.; daughter Patricia Leahy and special friend Jack Kieser of Williamsport; daughter-in-law Joan Leahy of Canton; step-son Stuart (and Suzanne) Slingerland of Provo, Utah; brother Charles (and Joanne) Boller Jr. of Port Allegany; sister Mary Causer of Turtle Point, Pa.; seven grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Francis P. LEAHY; second husband Dr. Elwood Slingerland; and sons Richard Leahy and Stephen Leahy.  Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, April 10, at St. Michael's Church, North Washington Street at East Union Street, Canton. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. followed by interment in St. Michael's Cemetery.  The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions in Jane's memory be directed to St. Michael's Church, 106 N. Washington St., Canton; the Green Free Library, 38 N. Center St., Canton; or Save the Pool, 94 N. Center St., Canton, PA 17724.  April 05, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

FRANCIS SIEGRIST BRANN, 95, of Sarasota, Fla., died June 5, 1988 at his home.  Mr. Brann was born in Canton in 1893 the son of John and Kathryn Greene Brann.  He moved to Sarasota in 1960 from Chicago.  Mr. Brann was a circus performer known to his colleagues and circus lovers at Butch Siegrist.  He spent many years with Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus as a high aerial artist.  Mr. Brann and his wife Amelia LaPell performed on Broadway as France and LaPell.  For a time they traveled with Roy Rogers Thrill Circus as Francisca and Dolores.  He is survived by his wife, Amelia, in Sarasota, Fla.; three brothers, Wilson and William in Canton and Al in Sarasota, Fla.; one sister, Gertrude Lafferty in Philadelphia; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A funeral mass was held Tuesday in Sarasota.  Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery on Friday in Canton with the Rev. Stephen McGough officiating.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton. –Towanda Daily Review.

GENEVIEVE K. BRANN age 81 years, of 21 North Washington Street, Canton died on Sunday evening at 8:30, August 7, 1977 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre after an extended illness.  Miss Brann, a lifelong resident of Canton was born on September 4, 1895 the daughter of Thomas M. and Anna Conlon Brann.  She was a communicant of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society.  A brother, the late Robert Brann, died in 1935.  At one time her parents owned and operated a garage on Lycoming Street in Canton, the present location of the Canton furniture Company.  Her only survivors are cousins.  A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Michael’s Church on Wednesday, August 10, at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Paul M. Baier, celebrant.  Interment was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.  There was a recitation of the Rosary for the deceased at the Ralph Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, Tuesday evening at eight o’clock.  Pallbearers were William J. Brann, Wilson Brann, Gerald Brann, William L. Madigan, John P. Livezey and Anthony Liberati. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

BRANN –MRS. HELEN B. NAILEN age 69 of Forest Hills, N.Y., a former resident of Canton, died on Monday, Dec. 23, 1968 at Queen’s Hospital, New York.  She is survived by a son, James of Forest Hills; a sister, Miss Marcella Brann, Forest Hills; a brother, Laurence Brann of Elmira, N.Y.  A committal service was held at St. Michael’s Cemetery, canton on Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Paul Baier officiating.

LAURENCE M. BRANN, age 91, of 5 Hillcrest Rd., Elmira, NY died Thursday, August 8, 2002 at home with his loving wife Adria of 60 years by his side.  Laurence was born in Canton, Pennsylvania son of the late James and Margaret (Lynch) Brann.  Laurence retired from Prudential Life Insurance here in Elmira after 33 years of service.  He was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo and St. Casimir Church and was also an auxiliary member of the Legion of Mary for 15 7ears.  Survivors include his wife, Adria; son, Martin of Traverlers Rest, SC; and daughter, Jean (Michael) Obrist of Mosheim, Tenn; grandchildren, Maureen and Mark Obrist.  There will be no service held for Laurence.  Interment will take place in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Canton at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star Gazette.

MARY AMELIA BRANN, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frances Brann of Canton, Pa., died at 12:30 o’clock this morning (Jan. 24, 1927) after a brief illness.  Besides here parents she is survived by her grandparents.  The remains were removed to the McCarthy & Keefe Funeral Home and will be removed late today to the family home in Canton, Pa. for burial.  (Buried St. Michael’s Cemetery, Canton.) –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/24/1927

WILLIAM J. BRANN, 92
 William J. Brann, 92, of 79 East Main Street, Canton, died July 13, 1991, at Troy Community Hospital, Troy. Bill was born on December 2, 1898 in Canton, the son of John F. and Catherine Greene Brann.  He retired in 1960 as the owner and operator of Brann's Meat Market in Canton for a number of years. Bill was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church; Loyal Order of Moose No. 429, Canton; and Wheel Inn Inc., Roaring Branch. Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Attorney Gerald W. and Joy M. Brann of Canton; two grandsons, Matthew and David Brann; one granddaughter, Sara Brann; one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Lafferty of Philadelphia; one brother, Aloysius Brann of Long Boat Key, Fla.; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by four brothers and one sister, Francis (Butch) Brann, Dr. Paul Brann, Dr. John Brann, Wilson Brann and Margaret Brann. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, July 16, 1991, at 10:30 am at St. Micheal's Catholic Church, corner of Union and Washington streets, Canton, with Rev. Stephen D. McGough, Mr. Brann's pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Micheal's Cemetery. Memorial donations in Mr. Brann's memory may be directed to St. Michael's Catholic Church, 24 N. Washington St., Canton, PA 17724, or a charity of one's choice. Pallbearers were Matthew Brann, David Brann, James Brann, Paul Brann, Jack Callahan and Jack Lafferty. (TGR, Thursday, July 18, 1991)

BRUNELLE William R. "Bill" Brunelle Sr.
75, of Granville Summit, Pa., died
on Friday morning, Sept. 10, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. William Robert Brunelle was born on Sept. 2, 1935 in North Brookfield, Mass. He was a son of the late Anna (Beinemious) and Alfred Brunelle. A 1953 graduate of North Brook High School, Bill was very proud of his service to our country, serving during the Korean War as a marine drill instructor. On June 27, 1969, Bill married the former Wilma A. Sisco. They shared 41 wonderful years together. His family's welfare was most important in Bill's life and he will be remembered as a kind, generous man. He was a mentor and father figure to many friends and neighbors. He was a member of Troy's St. John's Catholic Church.  Bill possessed a strong work ethic all his life. He and Wilma purchased a dairy farm in Granville Summit in 1972 and named it Nu-Dawn Valley Farm. Bill loved the farming life and was able to milk and care for his cows until his death. He also was an avid hunter. Surviving are his wife, Wilma, at home; 10 children, William R. Brunelle, Jr. of Granville Summit, John H. Bell, Sr. of Ripon, Calif., Brenda M. (David) Lyons of Glendale, Ariz., Cindy M. (Ed) Wood of Granville Summit, Cheryl (Rudy) Miranda of Spencer, Mass., Cynthia Brunelle of Lake Forest, N.C., Paul (Evelyn) Brunelle of Long Beach, Miss., David (Sally) Brunelle of Dulzura, Calif., Diane Reimelard of Worcester, Mass., and Stephen (Judy) Brunelle of Columbia Cross Roads; 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ernest Brunelle of Oakham, Mass., Joseph Brunelle of Florida and Phillip Brunelle of Worcester, Mass.; four sisters, Elizabeth Ianniccerid of Charlton, Mass., Marion Streeter and Theresa Thayer both of North Brookfield, Mass., and Eva Moore of Spencer, Mass.; 28 nieces and nephews. Family invites friends to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, in Canton. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Canton. Transferal prayers will be 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery in Troy, Pa., with military honors accorded. Those who wish may make a donation in Mr. Brunelle's name to the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society , 1948 E. Third St. Williamsport, PA 17701.- Towanda Daily Review, September 12, 2010

BULLOCK –ELANOR B. BELLOWS, 64, of 88 Troy St., Canton, Pa. died Thursday, June 11, 1987 at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy, Pa.  Eleanor was born May 9, 1923 at Canton, Bradford Co., Pa., a daughter of Howard and Elnora Griffin Bullock.  She was employed at the Swayze Folding Box Company in Canton from February 1951 until her retirement in July 1982.  She was a communicant of St. Michael’s roman Catholic Church, Canton and a member of the church Altar and Rosary Society.  She was a former member of the Canton Music Club and also the International Union of Aerospace Workers and Machinist.  Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Leo (Mary Ann) Harris II of Towanda; brother, Howard Bullock of Canton; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Jerzak of Rochester, N.Y. and Mrs. Max (Joanne) Reynard of Canton; grandson, James Erik Mace of Towanda; two nephews and two nieces, John Reynard, Helen Bush, Donna Peterson and David Reynard.  Also surviving are cousins.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. from St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, corner of Washington and Union St., Canton, with the Rev. Stephen MeGough, her pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Canton.  Friends may call at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.  The recitation of the rosary will take place at the funeral home Friday at 8 p.m.  Memorial donations can be directed to the Canton Green Free Library or to the American Cancer Society in Mrs. Bellows’ memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ROBERT S. BURK dies at hospital.  Robert S. Burk, merchant, aged 74, of Canton, died Saturday, October 28, 1967, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, after a brief illness.  Mr. Burk owned and operated the T. Burk and Company Store which was established by his father, the late Timothy Burk and partners in May, 1867.  He was a communicant of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Canton and a veteran of World War I.  Surviving are his wife, Mildred H. Burk, and several nieces and nephews.  Requiem Mass was celebrated Tuesday morning at 9:30 at St. Michael’s Church.  The celebrant was the Rev. Paul Baier.  Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.  Paul bearers were: William M. Hurley, Michael R. Hurley, D. Jerry Innes, Jon T. Innes, Thomas J. Innes and Stephen M. Innes, Ben Innes served as Altar Boy, all nephews of the late Robert S. Burk.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

THOMAS C. CALLAHAN, 84, OF Canton RD 2 died October 15, 1986, at the Troy Community Hospital.  Mr. Callahan was born June 2, 1902 at Forty Fort, Luzerne County, the son of John and Bridget Glennon Callahan.  He was a retired public accountant and also a justice of the peace.  He operated the T. C. Callahan Insurance Co. in Canton.  Mr. Callahan was a member of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church.  He graduated from Temple University and joined Delta Sigma Phi in 1925.  He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John and Judy Callahan of Canton RD2; a daughter and son-in-law, Joan and John Russen of Horseheads; three sisters, Miss Florence Callahan of Camp May, NJ, Miss Alberta Callahan of Yeadon, PA, and Melania Callahan of Springfield; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; a sister-in-law, Miss Elizabeth King of Canton; several cousins also survive.  He was pre-deceased by his wife, Florence King Callahan in 1951 and two sisters, Ruth and Regina.  The funeral service was held Saturday at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Canton, with the Rev. Stephen McGough, his pastor, officiating.  Interment was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.  Arrangements were by Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

CAMPBELL –ADELL (CAMPBELL) WYNNE, 82, of RD 2 Canton, November 29, 1996 at Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira, NY.  She was born in Bradford Co., March 29, 1914, a daughter of George and Clara (Babcock) Campbell.  Mrs. Wynne was a communicant of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, a member St. Michael’s Altar and Rosary Society, member of the Ogdensburg Grange, member of the Union Twp. Historical Association.  She was a 1932 graduate of Canton High School.  Mrs. Wynne is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jerome and June Wynne of Canton RD 2; two daughters and sons-in-law Ann and Rudy Mallare, Elmira Heights, NY, Marie and Richard Merker, Canton RD 1, grandchildren, Scott and Theresa Mallare Palmer, Gary and Ina Mallare Pike, Tim Mallare, Tom and Dawn Mallare Palmer, Joseph, Jefferey and Jeannine Wynne, Todd and Angie Wooster Sargent and Missy Merker; three step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law Richard and Nedra Campbell, Daggett, PA; a sister-in-law Mary W. Brann, Canton; several nieces and nephews.  She was the wife of the late Joseph J. Wynne whom she was married to for 58 years.  A mass of Christian Burial was celebrated December 2 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Canton with the Rev. Bert Kozen as celebrant.  Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Canton.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael’s Building Fund or to the Canton Ambulance Association, Canton, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

 

CARL Mabel (Carl) Belawske Wightman

86, of Horseheads, NY, formerly of Canton, PA, died on May 9, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira.  Mabel Mae Carl was born on March 25, 1925, in Grover, PA.  One of five daughters of the late Horace and Florence (Williams) Carl.  Family always came first for Mabel and their welfare was most important in her life.  She was employed for many years at Canton Manufacturing Co. and earlier worked at Ward Manufacturing in Blossburg, PA.  Mabel was a member of Canton’s St. Michael’s Catholic Church and attended St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads.  She enjoyed times spent at family gatherings.   Mabel was talented in crocheting and quilting.  She made many beautiful heirloom tablecloths, afghans and quilts.   Surviving are her five children, Madeline Moretz of Horseheads, Marjorie (Donald) Chaapel of Canton, Max (Cecelia) Belawske of Burlington, PA, Joan (Tom) Austin of Elmira and Paul Belawske (Paula Ribovich) of Hastings, NB; 20 grandchildren, four step grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 13 step great grandchildren; three sisters, Marcella Buck of Canton, Eloise Caseman of Shunk, PA and Doris Foust of Florida;  many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mabel was predeceased by her first husband, John Belawske, in 1988, her second husband, Francis “Bill” Wightman in 1998; a son, Carl F. Belawske in 2009; two grandsons, Scott Belawske in 1988 and Mitchell Belawske in 2008; a sister, Eleanor  Schmouder in 1997 and son-in-law, Gary Moretz in 2010.  Visitation will be at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr. in Canton from 6 – 8 p.m.  on Wednesday, May 11.  Transferal prayers will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Canton.  Burial will be held in the parish cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Western Alliance E.M.S., P.O. Box 13 Troy, PA 16947.  Towanda Daily Review – May 10, 2011

 

CEAFLEA –HELEN I. (NELL) HAWKINS, 87, 9 North Washington St., Canton, died Thursday, August 29, 1985, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Mrs. Hawkins was born October 28, 1897, in Antrim (Tioga County), the daughter of Christopher and Elizabeth Dibble Ceaflea.  She was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Canton, and its Altar and Rosary Society.  She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph P. and Arleen B. Hawkins of Westfield, N.J., and three grandchildren; Nancy, Sheila and Paul Hawkins.  Mrs. Hawkins was predeceased by her husband Philip P. Hawkins on April 3, 1971.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, corner of Union and North Washington Streets, Canton, on Monday Sept. 2, at 9:30 a.m. with the Father Stephen McGough, her pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery.  Friends are invited to call at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center Street, Canton, Sunday, Sept. 1, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m.

ALEXANDER HENRY CEASE, 58, died Monday, Nov. 18, 1940 at the family home on Center St. in Canton.  He was a native of Morris Run but had resided in Canton for 40 years, formerly being employed by the Belmar Manufacturing Company.  He is survived by his wife; a son, Hilton of Canton; two sisters, Mrs. frank Welch of LeRoy, and Mrs. Delos Kiff of Canton, and a brother, Gerald of Binghamton.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael’s Church, with burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery.  The Rev. J. L. McHugh will officiate. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

CHURCHILL –JOESPHINE SEGUR age 82 of 357 Lyon St., Elmira Wednesday, April 6, 1983 in St. Joseph’s Hospital after an extended illness.  Friends may call at the McCarthy Funeral Home Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Southside Church.  Burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Canton, PA.  Friends may make contributions to the American Cancer Society.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/8/1983

Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifMELBOURNE CHURCHILL, 101, of 359 Lyon St., Sunday, Dec. 8, 1957.  survived by daughters, Mrs. Emil Segur and Mrs. Margaret Schultz, both of Elmira, Mrs. Charles Doud of Canton, Pa., Mrs. Charles E. McCarthy of Harrisburg, Pa.  16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.  Body at home of daughter, Mrs. Encil Segur.  Prayer service there Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. Requiem High Mass at 9 a.m. St. Mary’s Church.  Buried St. Michael’s Cemetery, Canton, Pa.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/9/1957

CHURCHILL - Native of LeRoy Dies in Elmira - Melbourne Churchill had 101st Birthday
Melbourne Churchill of Elmira, formerly of Canton, died Sunday, Dec. 8 [1957], at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Emil Segur, Elmira. Mr. Churchill had observed his 101st birthday on September 15, 1957, and was believed to be the oldest resident of Chemung County, NY. A native of LeRoy, he was the son of the late Lafayette and Suzanna Froman Churchill. In his early years Mr. Churchill hauled lumber for Crawford Bros. in Canton. He later operated a farm in Union Township, near Canton, and was engaged in farming until the house on the farm was destroyed by fire in 1944. A short time later he went to Elmira and has made his home with his daughter there, Despite his age he had remained fairly active until quiet recently. Mr. Churchill was married to the former Bridget Custy, who died in 1939. The couple celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary prior to her death. He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Elmira. In addition to the daughter with whom he resided, Mr. Churchill is survived by three other daughters, Mrs. Charles Doud of Canton, Mrs. Margaret Shultz of Elmira and Mrs. Charles McCarthy of Harrisburg; 15 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. A prayer service was held Tuesday morning at the home of Mrs. Segur in Elmira, followed by Requiem High Mass at 9:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Elmira. The Rev. Thomas J. Toole was celebrant. The Rev. Laurence P. Weniger, rector of St. Michael's Church, Canton conducted the committal service in St. Michael's cemetery here. Members of the family from Harrisburg, Elmira, Troy and Canton attended the services. Pallbearers were: Charles, Lawrence and Philip Doud, William Downs, Leo and John McCarthy. - Rice Scrapbook #8

COLLINS - POWERS, MADELINE M.    Mrs. Madeline M. Powers, 74, of Canton, died May 23,1987 at her home. Mrs. Powers was born August 10, 1912 at Granville Center, PA, the daughter of Martin and Margaret Ferguson Collins.  She was a member of the St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church and also its altar and rosary societies.  Surviving are nephews, Michael Collins, Canton RD2 and Thomas Collins of Troy, RD3; a niece, Susan Lloyd of Canton.  Mrs. Powers was predeceased by her husband Thomas S. Collins in 1967.  Funeral services were held May 26 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Rev. Stephen McGough officiating and interment to be in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton.  Those wishing may forward memorial donations to the Canton Ambulance Association, the Canton Community Service or a charity of one’s choice.  (TGR June 4, 1987)

WILBUR (BILL) COLTON, 69, Granville Summit RD 1 previously of Canton died March 31, 1984 at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy.  He was born May 13, 1914 in Granville Township the son of Samuel and Guydettie Sturdevant Colton.  Mr. Colton was a retired farmer and a retired plumber from the A & P Plant, Horseheads, N.Y.  He was also a member of St. Michaels Roman Catholic Church.  He is survived by his wife of 49 years on December 15, 1983, the former Carmella Monte; five sons, Wilbur (Mac) of Bridgeport, W. Va.; Niles (Nick) of Huntington, W. Va.; Samuel of Troy and Daniel and James, both of Canton; one daughter, Roxann Gould of Columbia Cross Roads; 18 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and four foster grandchildren; and a sister, Hattie Westbrook of Montoursville.  He was predeceased by one brother and five sisters.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Morse & Kleese Funeral home, 40 N. Center St., Canton followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Canton with Father Stephen McGough celebrating.  Friends may call at the funeral this evening from 7 to 9 with recitation of the rosary at 8:30 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

James J. CONNELL, 76, of Troy Township, PA, died at home on Thursday, June 17, 1999.  Born February 17, 1923 in Jersey City, NJ, he was the son of James and Mary (Fallon) Connell who were Irish immigrants.  Mr. Connell served in World War II in the Army Air Corps throughout central Europe, maintaining the aircraft on the ground and manning a gun while in flights.  He graduated from St. Peter’s College in Jersey City with a bachelor of science in chemistry.  He was employed for 35 years as a chemist by Merck Pharmaceuticals.  He retired from Merck in 1989 after which the Connells moved to the Troy area and pursued his main hobby of farming.  Mr. Connell is survived by his wife of 48 years, Evelyn, at home; sons, John (Sandy) Connell of Springfield, OR, Mark (Patty) Connell of Troy, David (Lisa) Connell of Troy and James (Penny) Connell of Marcola, OR; daughters, Mary Beth (Brian) Lav of New Jersey and Kathleen Connell (Miles Swinehart) and step-daughters, Debbi Nottke, all of Trumansburg, NY; brothers, Thomas (Marie) Connell of Belmar, NJ and John (Irene) Connell of Florida; sister, Rose (Henry) Azar of North Carolina; 15 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Mark.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held June 22 at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Canton with the Rev. Father Kenneth Seegar as celebrant and interment to follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery.  Arrangements were by the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton.  Memorials in Mr. Connell’s name may be directed to the Sisters of Charity, Box 476, Convent Station, NJ 07961.

COTTER –MINA L. POWERS, 90, of Canton, Pa., died Monday, Aug. 11, 1997, at the Hershey Medical Center.  She had been residing in Hershey with her family.  Mina was born in Roulette, Pa., on Oct. 20, 1906, a daughter of Thomas and Mary Jane (Cavanaugh) Cotter.  She graduated from Roulette High School and from the Westbrook Academy of Olean, N.Y., in 1925.  She had been employed for many years by the law firm of Robert Vineski.  Mrs. Powers was a communicant of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church of Canton, and a member of the Church Alter and Rosary Society.  Surviving are a son.  William J. Powers of Selingsgrove, Pa.; three grandchildren, Michael D. Powers of St. Mary’s, W.Va.: Steven J. Powers of Hummelstown, Pa.; and Kitsti (Powers) Bracale of Hershey, Pa.; six great-grandchildren, Corey, Craig, Mitchell and Andrew Powers, and Hannah and Katherine Bracale.  Her husband of 41 years, William P. Powers, died on April 5, 1973.  The family will receive friends, at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Pa., on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m.  A vigil service will follow at 9 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Canton, Pa. with Rev. Bert S. Kozen, celebrant.  Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Canton, Pa.  Memorials in Mina’s name may be made to St. Michael’s Church, Canton, Pa. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

CRIST
Crist, Floyd M. age 84, of 17 Troy St., Canton, Pa. at the Troy Community Hospital, Tuesday, May 1, 1973. Friends may call at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton, Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Friday at 10 a.m., the Rev. Paul M. Baier. Burial St. Michaels’ Cemetery. Survived by wife, Kathryn; daughters, Mrs. Harold (Jane) Wheeler of Canton, RD2, Pa., Mrs. Robert (Jean) Leahy of Grand Prairie, Texas; brother, Wallace Crist of Canton, Pa., five grandchildren. Mr. Crist was a Canton businessman for 50 years. Prior to retiring in 1960 he operated a dry cleaning service; was a member of Canton Masonic Lodge No. 415 F&AM. Mr. and Mrs. Crist celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 16, 1971. The family request that contributions be made to the Heart Fund.

 

CRIST Jane Wheeler

On Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 lifelong Canton resident Jane (Crist) Wheeler died quietly at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre with her beloved family and friends at her side. She was 88 years of age. Born in Canton Borough on July 24, 1924, she was a daughter of Floyd M. and Kathryn (Hallinan) Crist. She was a graduate of Canton High School, Class of 1942, and was married to her hometown sweetheart, Harold "Pete" Wheeler on Sept. 1, 1945. Together they raised a son and two daughters and shared 53 years until Pete's passing in March of 1999.   For most of her life Jane was a very active person who enjoyed bowling, music, dancing and playing bridge. She was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed spending time with her family and her beloved dog, Maggie. She was also a woman of great faith, and was a communicant of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church in Canton. She drew upon that faith as a source of courage and solace during life's trials.  Jane is survived by her son, Curt Wheeler; and daughter Cheryl Wheeler of Canton and daughter Nora Wheeler of Dunkirk, N.Y.; as well as grandchildren Talia and Tyrell and great-grandchildren Ashton and Isabella. She was preceded in death by her parents Floyd and Kathryn Crist; husband Pete Wheeler and twin sister Jean Leahy.  Visitation will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 at St. Michael's Church, Canton. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. with Fr. Michael McCormick as celebrant. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. The family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Alzheimer's Association of the hospice of one's choice. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home.  Towanda Daily Review - January 29, 2013

 

DERASMO –ROSE C. (DErasmo) FAIRCHILD, 78, Canton RR 1, died February 26, 1996, at the Troy Community Hospital.  Born January 14, 1918, Newark, NJ.  Rose was a daughter of the late Vito and Emma (Seymour) Derasmo.  Mrs. Fairchild was a member of the St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Canton; a homemaker and loving wife and mother; was employed as an aviation assembler for some 20 years.  Surviving are her husband, Walter Fairchild, Canton, son Richard Fairchild, Melbourne, FL; daughters, Bernice Breidt, Canton, Barbara Jamison, E. Windsor, NJ and Janet Jensen, Boca Raton, FL; brothers Joseph Derasmo, MacClenny, FL, and Charles Derasmo, Highland Hills, NV; sisters, Jean Chmura, Parsippany, NJ and Elanor Parker, South River, NJ; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, February 29 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 3 p.m. at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, 24 N. Washington St., Canton, with Father Bert Kozen, officiating.  Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Canton.  Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Williamsport, PA in Mrs. Fairchild’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

RAYMOND C. DUTCHESS, 63, of 107 Lycoming St., Canton, died at his home Friday, May 16, 1980.  He was born Dec. 23, 1916, in Kane, Pa., a son of Charles and Ethel Antonson Dutchess.  Mr. Dutchess was a retired maintenance employee of the Canton Telephone Company where he had worked for 28 years.  Raymond was a World War II veteran, having served in the Pacific Theater as a junior warrant officer in the Corps of Engineers for seven years.  He was a past commander of Canton VFW Post 714.  Mr. Dutchess was a member of the St. Michael’s Catholic Church of Canton and was presently grand knight in the Knights of Columbus, JFK Chapter No. 5517.  He is survived by his wife, the former Marjorie Hardy; sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Jean Dutchess of Dansville, N.Y. and Theodore and Patricia Dutchess of Sayre; four granddaughters, Angela, Kimberly, Anette and Amberly; one grandson, Benjamin; five sisters, Mrs. Bernard Winegardener of Warren, Mrs. Andrew Cristensen of Erie, Mrs. Ray Sly of Warren, Mrs. Robert Anderson of Warren RD 1 and Mrs. Gordon Blomquist of Hamburg, N.Y.; two brothers, Elmer of Youngsville and Gary of Warren; one aunt, Mrs. Sigrid Slagle of Kane; three uncles, also nieces, nephews and cousins.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, May 17, at noon at the St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Washington St., Canton, with Rev. Paul M. Baier officiating.  Interment will be in the church cemetery.  Donations may be directed to the American Cancer Fund, to the American Heart Association or to a charity of one’s choice in memory of Raymond Dutchess.  –Towanda Daily Review

EARLEY - Doris E. Fitzpatrick, 96, of 1445 Sycamore Road, Montoursville and a long-time resident of the 300 block of South Market Street, South Williamsport, died Monday, January 5, 2009 at Sycamore Manor Health Center, Montoursville. Mrs. Fitzpatrick was retired from the Divine Providence Hospital where she had been employed in the laundry department.  Mrs. Fitzpatrick had been a member and communicant of the Saint Lawrence Roman Catholic Church at South Williamsport. Doris enjoyed reading and performing embroidery. She was very involved with her family. She was the widow of the late Thomas A. Fitzpatrick, who preceded her in death on February 17, 1975. Born September 30, 1912 at Fallbrook, Tioga County, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Helen Bolt Earley. Surviving are her daughter, Mary Kathryn Fitzpatrick of South Williamsport and her son, Thomas A. Fitzpatrick of South Williamsport, her two sisters, Laura Earley and Sally Olivieri, both or Horseheads, NY, and four granddaughters, Bridget Fitzpatrick, Erin Brown, Megan Brown, and Lauren Brown.  Memorial services and the Memorial Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at Saint Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, 800 W. Central Ave., South Williamsport, on Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 11 a.m. Her priest, Father Michael J. Zipay, will be the celebrant.  Interment will be private at the convenience of the family at the Saint Michael's Roman  Catholic Church Cemetery at Canton, PA. There will be no visitation and the family will provide the flowers. The family respectfully declines to receive floral tributes and suggests that contributions in memory of Mrs. Doris E. Fitzpatrick, may be made, if so desired, to North Central Sight Services, 2121 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701. The Charles M. Noll Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 7, 2009

EARLEY Laura
86, of Horseheads, NY, died
on Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at Elcor Nursing Home. She was born on August 10, 1923 in Fallbrook, PA, the daughter of the late John and Helen Bolt Earley. Laura worked for many years for American LaFrance and Ward LaFrance before moving to CT, where she worked and retired from Pratt Whitney Aircraft. She loved spending time with and caring for her nieces and nephews, and also loved to travel. Laura's sense of humor will be greatly missed. She is predeceased by siblings, Doris Fitzpatrick, John Earley, Mary Earley, Richard Earley, James Earley, Kathryn Wersching, William Earley, and Nettie Schrieber. Laura is survived by her sister, Sally Keenan-Oliveri; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA on Thursday, July 15, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. John Earley officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery, Canton, PA at the convenience of the family.  - Elmira Star Gazette, July 10, 2010

LEONARD P. FAIRCHILD. JR. Mining Accident Victim.  Funeral arrangements have been completed for Leonard P. Fairchild, Jr., 26, of 35 E. Second St., Canton, who died Monday, Aug. 1, 1977 in a mining accident at the Jones and Brague Strip Mining operation on Mile Hill, about six miles east of Morris Run in Tioga County.  Mr. Fairchild was born July 30, 1951, in Sayre, the son of L. Paul and Mary Grimes Fairchild.  He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church.  Mr. Fairchild was also a member of the Canton Moose Lodge No. 429, the Canton Ambulance Association, the Innes Hose Company, the Wheel Inn Club, Inc., the Old Possessions Hunting Club and the J. and B. softball team.  He is survived by his wife, Betsy; one son, Joey; parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. Paul Fairchild Sr. of Canton, and two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Kathy) Kennedy Jr. of Canton and Miss Julie Fairchild of Canton.  A brother, James, died in and automobile accident Aug. 1, 1970.  He is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Grimes of Wysox, RD 2; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Canton, with Father Paul Baier officiating.  Recitation of the Rosary will be held tonight at 8 o’clock at the Morse Funeral Home in Canton.  Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Canton.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Morse Funeral Home, 12 E. Main St., Canton.

THOMAS A. FITZPATRICK, of 329 Market Street, South Williamsport, a Democratic committeeman in that borough for many years, died Monday, Feb. 17, 1975, in Divine Providence Hospital, where he was admitted last Tuesday as a medical patient, following a lingering illness.  Born April 26, 1907, in Canton, he was the son of Dominic and Kathryn McDermott Fitzpatrick.  He operated a shoe store on Troy Street in Canton and was a partner with Alfred Thomas, his brother-in-law and William Skelly in a coal mine operation in Cogan Station.  He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, South Williamsport.  Mr. Fitzpatrick was a retired employee of the Bethlehem Steel Co., where he worked for 23 years.  He was a life member of the Canton Fire Department.  Surviving are his wife the former Doris Earley, of Canton, and a son, Thomas A. Jr., and a daughter, Miss Mary K., both at home.  The funeral was held Thursday in the church, 812 West Central Avenue, South Williamsport with the Rev. Joseph W. Breslin, his pastor, officiating.  Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

DANIEL FITZGERALD died Saturday evening, March 9, 1935, at his home on South Center Street, after a few days’ illness of heart trouble.  He is survived by his widow; one sister, Mrs. Martin McCarthy, of Elmira; and a brother, Thomas Fitzgerald, of Canton, also several nieces and nephews.  The funeral was held Wednesday morning in St. Michael’s Catholic Church, and interment was made in the parish cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

MICHAEL FITZGERALD, a retired farmer and life long resident of Canton, Pa., died Tuesday afternoon (Dec. 13, 1932) at the home of his brother, Daniel Fitzgerald at Canton, Pa. after a brief illness.  He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William A. Ryan of Elmira, Mrs. Harry Thorp of Long Island City; a son, Jeremiah of Long Island City; a sister, Mrs. Martin F. McCarthy of Elmira; three brothers, William of Ridgeway, Pa., Daniel and Thomas of Canton, Pa.; 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be held at the home of Daniel Fitzgerald at Canton, Friday at 8:30 a.m. and in the St. Michael Church at Canton at 9:30 a.m.  Burial in the St. Michael Cemetery, Canton, Pa.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/14/1932

THOMAS A. FITZPATRICK, of 329 Market Street, South Williamsport, a Democratic committeeman in that borough for many years, died Monday, Feb. 17, 1975, in Divine Providence Hospital, where he was admitted last Tuesday as a medical patient, following a lingering illness.  Born April 26, 1907, in Canton, he was the son of Dominic and Kathryn McDermott Fitzpatrick.  He operated a shoe store on Troy Street in Canton and was a partner with Alfred Thomas, his brother-in-law and William Skelly in a coal mine operation in Cogan Station.  He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, South Williamsport.  Mr. Fitzpatrick was a retired employee of the Bethlehem Steel Co., where he worked for 23 years.  He was a life member of the Canton Fire Department.  Surviving are his wife the former Doris Earley, of Canton, and a son, Thomas A. Jr., and a daughter, Miss Mary K., both at home.  The funeral was held Thursday in the church, 812 West Central Avenue, South Williamsport with the Rev. Joseph W. Breslin, his pastor, officiating.  Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

FLANNERY –JANE F. RINEHARD, 68, of Canton RR 1, died Friday, July 30, 1993, in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  She was born Jan. 7, 1925, in Canton, a daughter of Edward and Mary Rutty Flannery.  Jane was a homemaker.  She was a former member of the Canton Telephone Company Board of Directors.  She was a communicant of the St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Canton, and a member of the church’s Altar and Rosary Society.  Mrs. Reinhard was also a member of the Corey Creek Golf Club.  Survivors include her husband, C.K. “Larry” Reinhard.  They celebrated 44 years of marriage on April 23, 1993.  Also surviving are: one daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Raymond Ingalls, Roaring Branch RR 1; a son and daughter-in-law, Martin and Beatrice Reinhard, Canton RR 1; and a son, Timothy R. Reinhard, Canton, seven grandchildren, Randy, Garin and Carmen Ingalls and Joshua, Joanne Lindsey and Lannie Reinhard.  Several cousins also survive.  She was predeceased by her sister, Rita Flannery, on June 3, 1985.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Aug. 2, 1993, at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 24 N. Washington St., Canton, with the Rev. Bert Kozen, her pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Michael’s Catholic Church Building Fund, 24 N. Washington St., Canton, Pa. or the American Cancer Society, 423 S. Main St., Athens, PA.  Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, is in charge of arrangements.  –Towanda Daily Review

GILLIS –MARGUERITE HURLEY of 327 S. Williamson Road, Blossburg, Pa. Tuesday, July 8, 1975 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. after a short illness.  Friends are invited to call at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, Pa., Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Saturday at 9 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial in St. Andrew’s Church, Blossburg, Pa. at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Robert L. Nealon celebrant.  Burial St. Michael’s Cemetery, Canton, Pa.  Survived by brother, John P. Gillis of Sayre, Pa.; sisters, Mrs. Matthew Lynch of Athens, Pa., Mrs. Paul Zook of Forest Park, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.  She was a member of St. Andrew’s Church and the Altar and Rosary Society of the same church.  She was a member of the Business and Professional Women’s Assn. of Blossburg, Pa.  She was a graduate of the Sayre High School and the Indiana University of Pa.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/9/1975

GORMAN Mary Wynne Brann, age 88, Canton, PA died March 5, 2000 at her home.  She was the last surviving child of James A. Wynne and Elizabeth Gorman of Gleason.  She was well-known to most Canton residents, being an elementary school teacher for many years.  She is survived by her children; Catherine Corea of Binghamton, NY, James Brann of Tiverton, RI, Paul W. Brann of Lewisburg, PA and Thomas Braun of Canton, Pa; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by Wilson Brann to whom she was married for 56 years until  his death in 1989.  The Pepper Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Funeral Services were held March 8 (11 am) at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Canton with the Very Rev. Bert S. Kozen serving as celebrant and interment to be in the Parish Cemetery, Canton.  The family requests memorial donations be directed to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848 in Mrs. Brann’s memory.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, March , 2000

Walter “Jack” GRAHAM, 79, of Canton, PA died Thursday, September 13, 2001 at the Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella, PA.  Born on July 24, 1922 in Leolyn, PA.  Jack was the son of the late Walter L. and Clara V. Jackson Graham.  Mr. Graham was employed by the Ward Foundry in Blossburg for 38 yeas until his retirement.  Jack was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Canton, the Knights of Columbus and the Canton VFW Post NO. 714.  Mr. Graham is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, William and Mary Graham of Canton; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and David Messenger of Winfield, PA and Elizabeth and Gary Taylor of Sylvania, PA; grandchildren, Laura and Sarah Taylor, Kathryn (Randy) Kasenych and Veronica Messenger; a great-grandson, sisters and brothers-in-law, Jessie and Jim Herman of Grover and Anna Renstrom and Emma and Paul Machmer, all of Canton; brother and sisters-in-law, Roger “Tink” Graham of Canton and Marjorie Percival of Canton; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his wife of 54 years, the former Frances Hardy who died in August 2001, Jack was predeceased by a brother, Wellington “Timer” Graham and sisters, Claire Elaine Wilcox and Meriel “Molly” Webster.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Canton on September 15 with Father Michael Sullivan serving as celebrant and assisted by his son, Deacon Walter Graham.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date with full military honors.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton.  Donations may be made in Jack’s memory to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.

WALTER ‘JACK’ GRAHAM, 79, of Canton died with his family present Thursday evening, Sept. 13, 2001, at the DarWay Nursing Home in Estella.  Born on July 24, 1922, in Leolyn, Pa., Jack was a son of the late Walter L. and Clara V. Jackson Graham.  Mr. Graham honorably served our country in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He served as a paratrooper with the 517th Regimental Combat Team and received an Oak Leaf Cluster and Purple Heart for his acts of heroism in France and Belgium.  Shortly following his discharge, Jack married the former Frances Hardy on Oct. 29, 1946, in the St. John’s Catholic Rectory in Troy.  Frances recently preceded him in death on Aug. 6, 2001, following 54 years of loving marriage.  Mr. Graham was employed by the Ward Foundry in Blossburg for 38 years until his retirement.  Jack was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Canton.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and the Canton VFW Post No. 714.  Jack was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Canton.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and the Canton VFW Post No. 714.  Jack’s family was most important to him.  In the Graham home, Sundays were for family times, and he cherished these days above all others.  Jack also enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, cutting wood and tending to his garden.  Mr. Graham is survived by : a son and daughter-in-law, William and Mary Graham of Canton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and David Messenger of Winfield, Pa., and Elizabeth and Gary Taylor of Sylvania; four grandchildren, Laura and Sarah Taylor, Kathryn (Randy) Kasenych and Veronica Messenger; one great-grandson, Cyric Kasenych; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Jessie and Jim Herman of Grover, and Anna Renstrom and Emma and Paul Machmer, all of Canton; a brother and sisters-in-law, Roger “Tink” and June Graham of Canton and Marjorie Percival of Canton; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his wife, Jack was predeceased by a brother, Wellington “Timer” Graham, and two sisters, Claire Elaine Wilcox and Muriel “Molly” Webster.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today, Sept. 15, at the St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Canton, with Father Michael Sullivan serving as celebrant, Assisting him at the altar will be Mr. Graham’s son, Deacon William Graham.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date with full military honors accorded.  In keeping with Mr. Graham’s request, there will be no calling hours.  The family will provide flowers and suggests that those who wish to make donations in Jack’s memory send them to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa.  Arrangements are under the care of Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GREENE -  Margaret A. SCHOONOVER, 81, died January 12, 1999 at her home in Canton, PA. She was 81 years of age.  Born March 11, 1917 in Grover, PA she was the only child of Thomas and Marion (Blakeman) Greene.  She was a very active member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and belonged to the Altar and Rosary Society.  She was a former member of the Canton civic Club, the grand Paraders Square Dancers and was a former Cub Scout Den Mother.  Margaret is survived by her husband of 59 years, George W. Schoonover at home; sons, George (Jean) Schoonover Jr., RR 1, Canton, PA and Thomas A. (Mary Beth) Schoonover of R 2, Canton; daughters, Dorothy (Wayne) Geisler of RR 3, Canton, Mary Kay (Larry) Herman of RR 1, Roaring Branch and Margaret “Peggy” (Tink) Wesneski of RR 1, Canton; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.  Father Bert S. Kozen officiated at the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Canton with burial to be in their cemetery.  Arrangements were under the direction of Morse & Kleese Funeral Home in canton.  Memorials in Margaret’s name may be directed to the St. Michael’s Church Building Fund, 24 N. Washington St., Canton or the Green Free Library, 14 N. Center St., Canton, PA 17724.

GREENE Margaret A. Schoonover
Canton – Margaret A Schoonover, 81, died at her home in the borough on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999. She was the wife of 59 years of George W. Schoonover. She was a cafeteria supervisor for the Canton Area School District from 1960-75. She was a member of St. Michael's Roman Catholic church and its Altar and Rosary Society. She was a former member of the Canton Civic Club and the Grand Paraders Square Dancers. She was a former Cub Scout den mother.  Born March 11, 1917, at Grover, she was a daughter of Thomas and Marion Blakeman Greene. Surviving, besides her husband, are two sons, George W. Jr. of Canton RR1 and Thomas A. of Canton RR2; three daughters, Dorothy Geisler of Canton RR3, Mary Kay Herman of Roaring Branch RR 1 and Margaret “Peggy” Wesneski of Canton RR 1; 12 grandchildren: and six great-grandchildren.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am Friday at the church, with the Rev. Bert S. Kozen, her pastor, officiating. Transferal prayers will be said at 9:30 am at Morse & Kleese’s, 40 N. Center St.  Interment will be in St. Michael's Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 pm Thursday.

GRUVER –MYRTLE WYNNE, 87, a resident of Darway Nursing Home, formerly of Canton, died Sunday, July 30, 1995, at Towanda Memorial Hospital.  She was born on Aug. 18, 1907, a daughter of the late Naman and Florence (Bailey) Gruver.  Mrs. Wynne was the wife of the late Daniel P. Wynne, who died in 1987.  The couple had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1986.  She had been a special education teacher for over 40 years, retiring from canton School District.  Mrs. Wynne was a graduate of the Mansfield Normal School and later received her Bachelor of Science degree from Mansfield State University.  She was a member of the St. Michael’s Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society.  She had been a Girl Scout leader for many years; a member of BPW, having served as past president; a member of Delta Kappa Gamma; a member of the Canton Literary Club; and a member of the Canton Village Improvement Association.  Mrs. Wynne is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Florence and Paul DeLorme of North Augusta, S.C.; three grandchildren, Cathleen Diehl of Bloomsburg, Pa., Robert Reeder of Selinsgrove, Pa., and Lauren Morgan of Chadds Fords, Pa.; two sisters, Margorie Spear and Frances Williams, both of North Fort Myers, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home Inc. 40 N. Center St., Canton, on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 1995, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., vigil service and Rosary service at 8 p.m.  The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Michael’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Patrick McLaughlin officiating.  Burial will be in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made in Myrtle Wynne’s memory to the Special Education Scholarship Fund, Canton Senior High School, Canton, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

 

HALL JANE HALL LOONEY
Jane (Hall) Looney, 85, longtime resident of Canton, PA died quietly at the Jameson Care Center in New Castle, PA on Sunday, December 15, 2002. Born in Hazelton, PA on July 5, 1917, she was the daughter of William G. and Anna Eva (Pippert) Hall. Jane graduated from Dickinson College with the class of 1939, earning a BA degree.  She taught school for several years thereafter.  In 1942 she married William M. Looney who preceded her in death on May 13, 1993 after sharing 51 years.  Mrs. Looney was a member of the United Methodist Church. She is survived by her brother, William Hall of Texas; children, Michael of New Castle, PA, Jim of Norton, Mass., Martha of Akron, NY and Brian of Indianapolis, Ind.; granddaughters, Ann Bryan of Canton, PA and Janice Baumer of Muncy, PA; two great-granddaughters. In accordance with Mrs. Looney's wishes, there will be no calling hours or public services.  A private service, officiated by the Rev. Jasper Smith, will be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home in Canton. Donations in Mrs. Looney's name may be directed to the Ward United Methodist Church, PO Box 233, Canton, PA 17724. (TGR, Thursday, December 19, 2002)

HALLINAN –MRS. KATHRYN H. CRIST, 93, of 17 Troy St., Canton, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1985, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Mrs. Crist was born Dec. 11, 1891 in Canton, Bradford County, Pa., a daughter of John and Nora Brann Hallinan.  She was retired as a secretary for the former Belmar Manufacturing Company, where she was employed from the inception of the company until her retirement.  Mrs. Crist was a communicant of the St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Canton, a member of the church Altar and rosary Society, the Canton Village Improvement Association and the Canton Business and Professional women.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Jane) Wheeler of Canton RD 2 and Mrs. Robert (Jean) Leahy of Grand Prarie, Texas; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband, Floyd, on May 1, 1973 and recently by a sister, Margaret A. Hallinan on May 29, 1985.  Friends may call at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, on Friday from 9:30 to 11 a.m.  A recitation of the rosary will be held at the funeral home Friday at 11 a.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, corner of Union and Washington streets, Canton, on Friday at 11:30 a.m. with Father Stephen McGough officiating.  Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Canton.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Community Nursing Service in Mrs. Crist’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

MARGARET A. HALLINAN, 96, a resident of the Leader Nursing Home South in Williamsport, died there Wednesday, May 29, 1985.  She was born July 22, 1887 in Gleason, Tioga County, Pa., the daughter of John and Nora Brann Hallinan.  Miss Hallinan was a retired office manager with the Canton Telephone Company, where she had worked for 50 years.  She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and was a member of the Canton Village Improvement Association.  Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Kathryn Crist of Canton; three nieces, Mrs. Mary Jo Garin of Franklin, Pa., Mrs. Jean Leahy of Grand Prarie, Texas and Mrs. Jane Wheeler of Canton RD 2; five grand-nieces; three grand-nephews and one great-grand-niece.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, June 1, at 9 a.m. at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, corner of Washington and Union streets, with Father Stephen McGough as celebrant.  Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery.  Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Friday from 7-9 p.m.  A recitation of the rosary will take place at the funeral home Friday at 7:30 p.m.  Those wishing may forward memorial donations to the Canton Community Nursing Service in Miss Hallinan’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

HALLINAN –MRS. MARY MCCARTHY, 88, of Bradford, Pa., died Saturday March 3, 1973 at Cory Memorial Hospital, Cory, Pa.  Surviving are sisters, Miss Margaret Hallinan and Mrs. Floyd Crist both of Canton; several nieces and nephews.  She was a member of St. Michael’s Church, Bradford.  Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Canton, the Rev. Paul Baier will be the Celebrant.  Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

MISS TERESA FRANCES HALLINAN of Canton RD 2, Pa. Monday, Sept., 6, 1954.  Communicant of St. Michael’s Church, Canton and member of its Altar and Rosary Society.  Survived by sisters, Mrs. Anna Cleary and Mrs. Mary McCarthy, bot of Bradford, Pa., Mrs. Floyd Crist of Canton, Miss Margaret Hallinan at home; brother, John Hallinan at home.  Body at family home where friends may call.  Recitation of the Rosary there Wednesday at 8 p.m. Requiem High Mass Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Michael’s Church.  St. Michael’s Cemetery, Canton.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/7/1954

HARDY –FRANCES HARDY GRAHAM, 76, of Canton died Monday morning, Aug. 6, 2001, at her home.  Born on March 13, 1925, in Canton, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Anna (Koski) Hardy.  Frances was a graduate of Canton High School, class of 1943.  On Oct. 29, 1946, she married Walter “Jack” Graham at the St. John’s Catholic Church Rectory in Troy.  Together they shared nearly 55 years of devoted marriage.  Mrs. Graham was employed by the former American Silk in Troy, until her retirement in 1976.  She was also a member of the St. Michael’s Catholic Church and its altar and rosary society.  Frances also belonged to the Canton V.F.W. women’s auxiliary.  Throughout life, Frances’ main interest was the love she shared with her family.  She is survived by her husband, Walter “Jack” Graham; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and David Messenger of Winfield, Pa., and Elizabeth and Gary Taylor of Sylvania; a son and daughter-in-law, William and Mary Graham of Canton; four grandchildren, Kathryn Bitting and Veronica Messenger, and Laura and Sarah Taylor; a great-grandson, Cyric; a sister, Marjorie Percival of Canton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Graham was predeceased by her sister, Mary Hardy.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. at the St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Canton, with Father Michael Sullivan serving as celebrant.  Assisting him at the altar will be Mrs. Graham’s son, deacon William Graham.  Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.  There will be no calling hours.  The family will provide flowers and suggests that memorials may be directed to the St. Michael’s Building Fund, 24 N. Washington St., Canton, Pa. in Frances Graham’s memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review.

HARDY Frances GRAHAM, 76, OF canton, PA died Monday morning, August 6, 2001 at her home.  Born on March 13, 1925 in Canton, PA, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Anna (Koski) Hardy.  Frances was a graduate of Canton High School, class of 1943.  In 1946, she married Walter “Jack” Graham at the St. John’s Catholic Church Rectory in Troy.  Mrs. Graham was employed by the former American Silk Troy, until her retirement in 1976.  She was also a member of the St. Michael’s Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary Society.  Frances also belonged to the Canton VFW Auxiliary.  She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Walter “Jack” Graham, daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and David Messenger of Winfield, PA, and Elizabeth and Gary Taylor of Sylvania, PA; a son and daughter-in-law, William and Mary Graham of Canton, PA; four grandchildren and a great-grandson, a sister, Marjorie Percival of Canton and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Graham was predeceased by her sister, Mary Hardy.  A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated August 9 St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Canton with Father Michael Sullivan serving as celebrant.  Assisting him at the altar was Mrs. Graham’s son, deacon William Graham with burial to follow in the parish cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton.  Memorials may be directed to the St. Michael’s Building Fund, 24 N. Washington St., Canton, PA 17724 in Frances Graham’s memory. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA   Thursday, August 16, 2001

 

HARDY Marjorie Dutchess Percival

Marjorie was born on July 29, 1920, in Canton.  She was the daughter of the late Raymond and Anna (Coski) Hardy.  Marjorie attended Canton High School and was Canton’s first drum major.  On January 7, 1942, she married Raymond Charles Dutchess and they lived most of their lives in Canton.  She worked at the Canton Farms Telephone Company as a switchboard operator until equipment became automated.  Marjorie then was employed as a newspaper reporter for the Canton Independent Sentinel.  After retirement, she continued writing articles for the Sentinel and the Williamsport Gazette newspapers well into her 80’s.  An active member of Canton’s St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Marjorie enjoyed attending church activities and singing in the choir.  Marjorie loved to sing.  Surviving are two sons and their families, Thomas and wife Jean (Merrill) Dutchess and their two children, Angela (Rod) Weedon and Annette Dutchess; Theodore and wife Patricia (Brown) Dutchess and their three children, Kimberly Birney, Amberly Jacob and Benjamin Dutchess; seven great grandchildren, Cambria, Casen, Andrew, Emily, Nicholas, Jake and Ty; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.   She was predeceased by two sisters, Francis (Hardy) Graham and Mary Hardy; her first husband, Raymond and second husband, Paul Percival.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Canton.  Interment will be in the parish cemetery.  Her family will provide flowers and suggest those who wish consider a memorial in Marjorie’s name to Towanda Memorial Hospital’s Skilled Nursing Unit at One Hospital Drive in Towanda, PA 18848.  Marjorie had resided there for the last several years and was much loved and very well taken care of by all the staff who knew her.   Towanda Daily Review – December 31, 2011

 

MARY L. HARDY – On the morning of Jan. 11, 2000 lifelong Canton area resident Mary L. Hardy died quietly at the Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella.  She had been battling cancer since the end of last summer.  Miss Hardy was a unique individual with a quick wit and a wry humor and was very fond of her privacy.  In accordance with her wishes there are no calling hours.  On Friday, Jan. 14 there will be a recitation of the Rosary at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Canton, followed by 10 a.m. a Mass of Christian Burial with the Rev. Bert S. Kozen as celebrant, assisted by the Rev. William Graham.  Interment will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery.  Professional services have been entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

HAWKINS –MRS. TERESA GRISWOLD, 84, a native of Canton, died at the Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale, Pa., early Saturday morning, Feb. 19, 1977, after an extended illness.  Born in Canton, March 7, 1892, she was the daughter of Charles and Johannah Betterman Hawkins.  She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Canton, and was a retired employee of the Canton and LeRoy Telephone Company for over 50 years.  She was the widow of Arthur Griswold.  Her survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Larue (Jean) Storrs of Lakeville, Pa.; one son, Victor Griswold of Medicine Lodge, Kan.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A funeral Mass of Christian Burial and committal will be held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Canton this morning at 10 o’clock.  The Rev. Paul M. Baier will officiate.  Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

 

HOLLOWAY Rose M. Sentyz

64, of Canton (Leroy Twp.), died Saturday morning, Sept. 15, 2012 at Memorial Hospital's Skilled Nursing in Towanda.  Rose Marie Holloway was born on April 23, 1948 in Berwick, the only daughter in the family of the late Harold and Rose (Debach) Holloway.  She was a 1966 graduate of Berwick High School. On June 1, 2002, she married Charles Sentyz at Sunfish Pond near LeRoy. Rose was employed by Paper Magic and the Leona Meat Plant. She later worked at Cedar Ridge Apartments and the Canton V.F.W. Rose was a member of Canton's American Legion Post 303 Auxiliary, the V.F.W. Post 714 Auxiliary and Women of the Moose Lodge 981. Rose enjoyed doing many things in life, but favorite times were shared with family and friends. She had a life-long appreciation of nature's beauty and enjoyed watching birds and tending to her gardens. She was a talented cook and baker. Rose also was always ready to offer help to others in need.  Surviving are her three children, Byron May of Brick, N.J., Boyd (Julie) May and Debra (Donnie Jr.) Sharp all of Canton; five grandchildren, Gavin, Ashley, Bryan, Caitlynn and Karissa; a brother, Tom Meyers of Dallas, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Rose was predeceased by her husband, Charlie Sentyz on Oct. 9, 2004 and Duke, her loyal canine companion.  In keeping with Rose's wishes, her family invites friends to call from 2:30– 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton. A memorial service in celebration of Rose's life will follow at 3:30 with Rev. Ronnie Bly officiating. A private family burial will be in Canton's St. Michael's Cemetery.  Towanda Daily Review – September 16, 2012

 

Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifDescription: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\msnslog3.jpgHURLEY - Eulalia Innes, 100, life-long resident of Canton, Pa., died peacefully Friday evening, Sept. 18, 2009, at the Twin Oaks Personal Care Home in Granville Summit, Pa.  Eulalia Ida Hurley was born in Canton on Jan. 9, 1909. She was one of five children born to William Thomas Hurley and Ida Margaret (MCCORMICK) Hurley. A 1926 graduate of Canton High School, Eulalia continued her education at the Mansfield Normal College and received her teaching degree in 1928. She was the wife the late Judson Innes who preceded her in death in 1964. In addition to caring for her family and home, Eulalia enjoyed working with her sister Mil at Burk's Store in Canton. Eulalia was also actively involved for many years maintaining the records of past graduates for the Canton High School Alumni Association.  She was a devoted member of Canton's St. Michael's Catholic Church. Times shared with grandchildren and great-grandchildren were especially important to her. Eulalia also was an avid fan of the N.Y. Yankees. She enjoyed traveling, the New York Times' crossword puzzles (in ink), reading mysteries and playing Bridge.  Surviving are: her five sons, Jeremy (Barbara) Innes of Owego, N.Y., Jon (Judith) Innes of Bethlehem, Pa., Thomas (Karen) Innes of Scottsdale, Ariz., Steven (Deborah) Innes of Canton, Pa., and Benjamin (Kathy) Innes of Woolrich, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a niece and nephew, Mary Lou Krauser of Dallas, Texas, and Michael Hurley of Sierra Vista, Ariz.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by four siblings: Mazie (Mary Ellen) Elliot, Mildred Burk, Matthew and Thomas Hurley, and their respective spouses, and a nephew, William Hurley.  Her family invites friends to call from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Eulalia's beloved Catholic Church, St. Michael's. Burial will be held in the parish cemetery.  Those who wish may make donations in her name to the Green Free Library, 14 N. Center St., to the Canton War Memorial Pool, c/o Canton Area Recreation Assoc. at P.O. Box 4, both in Canton, PA 17724, or to a charity of one's choice.  21 September 2009, Towanda Daily Review

Canton Independent-Sentinel, January 29, 2009
Eulalia HURLEY Innes Celebrates 100th Birthday
"It was a great day, in fact it was a great several days, because I celebrated my birthday with several parties." said Mrs. Eulalia Innes, who recently celebrated her 100th.  At the open house at Twin Oaks, where Mrs. Innes now resides, many of family and friends dropped by for cake, finger foods, and punch.  Mrs. Innes received many cards, flowers, calls, and even had a corsage to wear as she greeted the visitors.  During an interview with her Mrs. Innes talked about life as she remembers in Canton.  She remembers living on Center Street in Canton and riding in horse and buggy when she was young.  But she wasn't always living in Canton for two years she moved to New Jersey where she married the love of her life, Judson Innes, with whom she celebrated 29 years of wedded bliss.  Mrs. Innes also states, "we eloped."  Her family came first and when asked what she was most proud of in her life, she said "my boys."  She could remember riding in parades, "real parades" back in her time for Veteran's Day, Memorial Day, and Halloween.   She taught school for several years after receiving her certificate from Mansfield Normal School, as a fifth grade teacher and later as a sixth grade teacher.  She remembers the thing she didn't like about teaching was "recess."  She remembers working at Burk's Store and meeting and greeting all the customers.  For enjoyment she attended movies in the Rialto theater, did a lot of dancing, especially the Charleston and was a member of several civic clubs.  "My aunt Julia McCormick lived with us for several years and we went to a lot of movies.  I loved being with her and thought if I ever had a daughter, I would name her Julia."  Even though her family is now spread out, living in all parts of the United States, they are still devoted to their mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  "They do a lot for me."  When asked why she thought she lived so long was due to the fact that she loved "peanut butter and bourbon, and I have staying power."  At the very end of the conversation she wanted to add, "One thing I must say is Canton is a very good town for children to grow up."  Marsha Pepper and her staff at Twin Oaks really enjoy Mrs. Innes."  One of Eulalia's favorite past-times is crossword puzzles.   Although she is no longer able to see, she still enjoys working on them with the help of Twin Oaks staff.  "She is an amazing lady.  We feel truly blessed to have her here with us."  Everyone in the area wish her many more years of life and enjoyment.  Happy birthday Mrs. Innes and many more.

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HURLEY - MILDRED H. BURK
 Mildred H. Burk, 92, of Canton died Friday, March 20, 1992 at home. She was born November 28, 1899 in Union Township, Tioga County, the daughter of William and Ida McCormick Hurley. Mrs. Burk was sole owner and operator of T. Burk and Co. in Canton, a department store founded in 1867 by her husband's family.  Robert S. Burk predeceased his wife in 1967. In 1978 she was honored as "Citizen of the Year" by the Canton Rotary and Lions Clubs. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Eulalia Innes, Canton; seven nephews, one niece, grandnieces and grandnephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 23 at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Stephen D. McGough officiating and interment to be in St. Michael's Cemetery, Canton. Memorials in Mrs. Burk's memory may be directed to the Green Free Library, 14 N. Center St., Canton, PA 17724 or the Canton Community Recreational Association. (TGR, Thursday, March 26, 1992)

HURLEY –MILDRED H. BURK, 92, of 112 Troy St., Canton, died Friday, March 20, 1002 at home.  She was born Nov. 28, 1899 in Union Township, Tioga County, the daughter of William and Ida McCormick Hurley.  Mrs. Burk was sole owner and operator of T. Burk and Co., Canton, a department store founded in 1867 by her husband’s family.  She was a 1918 graduate of Canton High School and a 1920 graduate of Mansfield Normal School, now Mansfield University.  Mil had taught in Canton and Nutley, N.J.  She married Robert S. Burk on July 29, 1924.  He predeceased her on Oct. 28, 1967.  She was a member of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Canton and its Altar and Rosary Society.  She was a 67-year member and past president of the Village Improvement Association (VIA) and a member of the Canton Chamber of Commerce.  In 1978, she was honored as “Citizen of the Year” by the Canton Rotary and Lions Clubs.  Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Eulalia Innes, Canton; seven nephews, one niece, grandnieces and grandnephews.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, corner of Washington and Union Streets, Canton, with Rev. Stephen D. McGough, her priest, officiating.  Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Canton.  Visitation will be form 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday.  Recitation of the Rosary will be at 8:30 p.m.  The family will provided the flowers.  Memorial donations in Mrs. Burk’s memory may be directed to the Green Free Library, 14 N. Center St., Canton, Pa. or the Canton Community Recreational Association, P.O. Box, Canton, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

THOMAS HURLEY – Found Dead In Barn. – Thomas Hurley dies suddenly Thanksgiving Morning. – Thomas Hurley, residing on Second St., died very suddenly on Thanksgiving morning (1903) of heart failure aged 70 years.  He went out to milk his cow and not returning, his wife went to the barn to inquire the cause and found him lying dead under the cow, who was still eating.  A small amount of milk in the pail showed he began his task and was stricken without warning.  His funeral will be held Monday.  A peculiar coincidence of the matter is the fact that his brother in Union was stricken while milking a cow one evening about two years ago and died in a few hours.  Buried St. Michaels Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

WILLIAM M. HURLEY, 87, Blossburg, PA, died September 28, 1996 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.  Born September 21, 1929, in Canton, he was the son of Matthew and Irene Wycoff Hurley.  He and his beloved wife, Doris Mott Hurley, recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary.  He received his education at Lock Haven University and received his masters of education from Penn State University and also a doctoral candidate at Indian University, Bloomington, IN.  Mr. Hurley retired in 1986 as principal of Blossburg Elementary School and North Penn High School, Blossburg; served as dean of men at Mansfield University and Director of Students at the University of Dayton.  Memberships include St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Blossburg; was involved in several civic and educational groups in his lifetime, but his greatest enjoyment was his family, grandchildren and friends.  He was an active sports enthusiast, outdoors person and golfer.  Surviving are his wife, at home; two daughters, Melanie Hurley, Mansfield and Dr. Margaret Hurley, Woodstown, NJ; six grandchildren; Eric and Emily Colegrove, Mansfield, and Parker, Wyndham and Taylor Hurley-Rioux, Woodstown, NJ; brother, Mike Hurley, Canton; sister, Mrs. Walter Krauser, Wheaton, IL; aunt, Mrs. Eulalia Innes, Canton.  A vigil service was held Oct. 1 from St. Andrew’s Catholic Church and Mass of Christian burial was held Oct. 2, from the church with the very Reverend Thomas Shoback, officiating.  Interment was in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery, Canton.  Memorial donations may be made to the William Hurley Scholarship Fund, North Penn High School, 300 Morris St., Blossburg, PA.  Arrangements are being handled by the William Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

HURLEY WILLIAM M.
William M. Hurley will be remembered a " a friend to youth, and to all who met him," according to his daughter, Melanie Hurley of Mansfield. Hurley, 67, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 1996, at Robert Parker Hosptal, Sayre. As the former principal of Blossburg high and elementary schools, he had " a lot of respect for his students, " Hurley said.  North Penn high school teacher Jim Bogaczyk of Blossburg knew Hurley for many years.  "I always enjoyed working with him," he said. Hurley remained active right up to the time of his death, and enjoyed sports, especially basketball.  " He was very much into athletics, a good basketball player himself in his younger days," Bogaczyk said.  In fact, he says that how he and Hurley became friends.  "I got to know him on the town teams," Bogaczyk said. Bogaczyk said that Hurley was devoted to the youth of the community.  " He stayed interested in the kids even after he retired."  According to Bogaczyk, Hurley was a good friend.  " He lived next door to my daughter he and his wife were very close to my grandchildren and played with them in the back yard all the time."   " He was just an all-around good guy." He added.  Born Sept. 21, 1929, in Canton, William Hurley was the son of  Matthew and Irene Wycoff Hurley. He and his wife, Doris Mott Hurley, recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Melanie Hurley of Mansfield and Dr. Margaret Hurley of Woodstown, N.J., six grandchildren. Elliott, Eric and Emily Colegrove of Mansfield and Parker, Wyndham and Taylor Hurley-Rioux of Woodstown, N.J. , a brother, Mike Hurley of Canton, a sister Mrs. Walter Krauser of Wheaton, Ill., and an aunt Mrs. Eulalia Innes of Canton.  Retiring as principal of Blossburg schools in 1986, he also served as dean of men at Mansfield University and director of students at the University of Dayton, Ohio.  He received his education at Lock Haven University and his masters of education from Penn State University. He was also a doctoral candidate at Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind. He was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Blossburg and was involved in several civic and educational groups in his lifetime. His greatest enjoyment was his family, his grandchildren and friends. He was an active sports enthusiast outdoors person and golfer. Calling hours were held Tuesday Oct 1 at St. Andrews Catholic Church, Blossburg.  A Vigil Service was held at the church Tuesday during calling hours.  A Mass of Christian Burials was held at the church Wednesday Oct. 2 at 10 am.  The ---Rev Thomas Shoback officiated.  Burial was made in St. St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery, Canton. Wellsboro Gazette 10-2-1996  Submitted by Sue Edling and Gary L. Butler

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