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

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, North Towanda Township, Bradford County, PA
Obituaries 

 

 

Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option. 
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

 

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

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

Formatted & Published by Joyce M. Tice 2004



DALY –FLORENCE DALY GRAY, of Raleigh died March 25, 2005.  She was born Oct. 13, 1910, in Mildred, Pa., the 11th child of John and Prudence Daly.  In 1932 she graduated as an RN from the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Her husband was the late Robert A. Gray of Towanda, Pa.  Florence lived and worked in Dansville, New York both in the Dansville Hospital and as a volunteer nurse with the American Red Cross for over 50 years.  Her son was the later Robert J. Gray.  Florence is survived by Joan G. Speer and husband Richard Speer of Fort Collins, Co.; Mary G. Candler of Raleigh, NC; daughter-in-law, Marcella M. Gray of East Hampton, N.Y.; and 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at noon on April 9 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Mildred, Pa., followed by burial in St. Peter and St. Paul Cemetery in Towanda, Pa.  Memorial gifts may be made to: Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Rd., Yorktown Heights, N.Y.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

DALY –FLORENCE DALY GRAY of Raleigh died March 25, 2005.  She was born October 13, 1910 in Mildred, Pa, the 11th child of John and Prudence Daly. In 1932 she graduated as a RN from the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Her husband was the late Robert A. Gray of Towanda, Pa. Florence lived and worked in Dansville, New York both in the Dansville hospital and as a volunteer nurse with the American Red Cross for over 50 years. Her son was the late Robert J. Gray.  Her surviving family includes daughters: Joan G. Speer and husband Richard Speer of Fort Collins, Co.; Mary G. Candler of Raleigh, N.C; daughter-in-law Marcella M. Gray of East Hampton, N.Y. and 8 Grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday April 9 at 12 Noon at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Mildred, Pa followed by burial in St. Peter and St. Paul Cemetery in Towanda PA.  Memorial gifts may be made to: Guiding Eyes for the Blind 611 Granite Springs Rd, Yorktown Heights, N.Y. 10598 Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA.  To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to homerfuneralhome.com. Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  Dean Homer Funeral Home Obits March 29, 2005.

 

DALY –JANE DALY BLACKMAN, 43, wife of Tracy L. Blackman of Towanda, died early Saturday morning, Jan. 13, 2001 at the Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport, PA.  Born June 28, 1957 in Towanda, she was the daughter of Berneda Spencer Daly and the late Donald Philip “Phil” Daly, Jane was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1975 and continued her education at the Williamsport School of Commerce.  On Sept. 11, 1982, Jane married Tracy L. Blackman at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Towanda.  She was formerly employed by Gillettes Pharmacy, GTE Sylvania and DuPont in Towanda.  Jane possessed great love for her family and home.  She was a member of S.S. Peter & Paul Church and the North Main Street Birthday Club in Towanda.  Surviving is her husband; Tracy; and children; Philip T., Alisha J., Daniel J., Caitlin L., and Kevin J. Blackman all at home; her mother; Berneda Spencer Daly of Towanda; a brother and sister-in-law; J. Philip and Christy Daly of Burlington; brothers, Mark Daly of Pittsburgh, Christopher Daly of Towanda, Joseph Daly of Towanda; sisters and brothers-in-law; Teresa and Harry Place of Towanda, Margaret and Richard Warfle of Towanda, Mary and James Burke of Venetta, Pa.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; her mother-in-law and father-in-law; Sandy and Thomas Blackman of Waverly.  She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Amanda Jane Blackman on Sept. 5, 1987; and by her father, Donald Philip Daly on Nov. 1, 1993.  The family will receive friends Thursday evening 6 to 8 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  A Vigil Prayer Service will be held Thursday evening at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Jan. 19, 2001 at 10 a.m. at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Ronald Hughes, Pastor as celebrant.  Interment will be in S.S. Peter & Paul Cemetery, North Towanda.  A future continuing education fund for the Blackman children is being established in Jane’s memory.  Memorial contributions may be made payable to Robin Blackman, Representative, in care of M&T Securities, M&T Bank, Rochester, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review.

 

JOHN ANTHONY ‘TONY’ DEMPSEY, 68, formerly of Towanda, died January 30, 2002 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Born January 12, 1934, in Sayre, he was the son of the late Martin A. and Anna Laughlin Dempsey.  He resided in Towanda most of his life.  During the last five years he resided with Jeff and Shelly Holdren of Troy.  Mr. Dempsey was baptized at St. Peter and Paul Church in Towanda, February 4, 1934.  Surviving are Jeff and Shelly Holdren and their children, Dustin and Devin of Troy; cousins George and Mary Lambert, Catherine Lambert and Mary Lambert Yonkin, all of Dushore; and numerous other cousins.  He was predeceased by his guardian Robert A. Lambert of Dushore.  A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated February 4 at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Towanda with the Rev. Ronald J. Hughes V.F. his pastor, presiding.  Interment was in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Towanda.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

 

DILDINE Anna Rose McMahon

Age 88 of Sayre, Pa. died Tuesday April 12, 2011. Anna was a loving mother, grandmother and aunt. Anna is survived by her three children; Charles McMahon of Elmira, Mary Ann (McMahon) Dildine of Sayre and Joseph McMahon of Raleigh, NC.; four grandchildren, Joseph, Michael, David and Stephanie and one great-grandchild, Haley and several nieces and nephews.  Anna graduated from Sayre High School and went to Washington DC to work in the State Department during the WWII era. She later moved back to the Sayre area where she held various jobs in support of her family. Foremost in Anna’s life was her dedication to supporting and nurturing her "Family" providing a loving and caring environment for her children and grandchildren. She is the true definition of a "Mother".  Anna was preceded by her father and mother, John and Julia Ryck; sisters Mary (Branchiforte) and Cookie (Katherine) Vanderhoff; brothers John and George Ryck.  In lieu of flowers, Anna and her family would appreciate donations in Anna’s name that will be provided to the Sayre Nursing Home to provide materials for the various craft projects that the residents make throughout the year. Please make your donations to: Charles McMahon 712 Harris Hill Road, Elmira NY 14903 for the Craft project at Sayre House.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 14, 2011, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. The celebration of Anna’s life will follow the visitation with the Rev. William Wells and Rev. Vincent Langan honoring her memory at 7 p.m. A special tribute to Ann's life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service. Burial will be at St Peter & Pauls Cemetery, Towanda, Pennsylvania.   Sayre Morning Times – April 15, 2011

 

DILLON - Mary Helen Lockwood, 87, of Rome RR 1, Orwell Twp., Pa., died Thursday morning, April 29, 2010, at her home following declining health. Mary Helen was born Oct. 13, 1922, in Jersey City, N.J., the daughter of the late Patrick F. Dillon and Anne Marie Hoey Dillon. She was a graduate of St. Peter's High School in New Brunswick, N.J., and Trenton State Teachers College in Trenton, N.J. In early years, Mary Helen taught high school English courses in New Jersey and was later employed as a postal carrier in Piscataway, N.J., for more than 20 years until her retirement. She was a communicant of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Towanda, and was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 26, both in Piscataway. Mary Helen was also a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers. She enjoyed reading, baseball and was an avid fan of the Jeopardy game show and the New York Mets.  She is survived by: her children, William (Peggy) Lockwood, Katherine (Karl) Lowenburg, Edward (Judy) Lockwood, Elizabeth (John) Troxler, James (Julian) Lockwood-Risi, Christopher Lockwood, and Cecilia (Jeff) Abrams; daughter-in-law Sandra Lockwood; 26 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and her brother John (Joan) Dillon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her son, Patrick Lockwood; sister, Anne; and two brothers, Edward and Thomas. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The recitation of the Rosary will be held on Tuesday at the funeral home. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, Pa. Interment will follow in the Stevens Cemetery, Pike Twp., Pa. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848, in Mary Helen Lockwood's memory. – Towanda Daily Review, April 30, 2010

 

DIXON –RUTH DIXON BOYLE, 91, widow of Francis J. “Red” Boyle of Milan, formerly of Towanda, died Saturday morning, May 7, 2005, at the home of her daughter Judy L. Boyle, in Tulsa, Okla.  Born May 17, 1913, in Towanda, she was the daughter of the late James and Clara Fox Dixon.  Ruth was a graduate of Towanda High School.  In early years she was employed by the Blue Swan in Sayre, Towanda Corset Co., the Towanda Motel and Sylvania Electric in Towanda during World War II.  Ruth was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Towanda.  She enjoyed spending her winter months in South Padre Island, Texas.  Surviving are five children, Judy L. Boyle of Tulsa, John M. Boyle of Oklahoma City, Okla., Susan A. Parshall of Sayre, Kathleen H. Embry and her husband, Randy Embry of Garden Grove, Calif. And Maggie Freeman and her husband Ron Freeman of Redding, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; her sister, Eva Dorsett of Williamsport, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Joseph “Red” Boyle on June 26, 2002; five brothers, Charles, Freeman, David, James and William Dixon; and two sisters, Mabel Underwood and Helen Barnes.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda with the Rev. Ronald Hughes as celebrant.  Interment will be in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, North Towanda Township.  The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda Pa. in Mrs. Boyle’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

DOEPKER Robert L. "Bob" Doepker

89, of 232 N. Fourth St., Towanda, Pa., died peacefully at his home on Friday, June 24, 2011 following a brief illness. He was born in Miller City, Ohio on Sept. 13, 1921 a son of William and LaVina Seimet Doepker and was a graduate of Miller City High School. Bob was a proud member of the U.S. Marine Corps and served his country during World War II in the Pacific Theatre with the Fourth Marine Division. He fought in the battles of Roi-Namur, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima. He would never forget the American Flag raising at Mt. Suribachi. At the end of the war, he entered college graduating in 1949 from Ohio Northern with a degree in chemical engineering. He married the girl of his dreams, Marilyn Zink, on November 27, 1947. Their marriage was enriched with four daughters and a son. Bob began his career in chemical engineering with RCA and later became employed by GTE Sylvania for many years. Following his retirement in 1984, Bob and Marilyn enjoyed spending their winter months in Florida where he enjoyed playing golf well into his 80s. Bob was a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Towanda, Towanda Country Club, Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda and the Penn-York Detachment of the Marine Corps League.  He will be deeply missed by his loving and devoted wife of 63 years, Marilyn Z. Doepker at home; his children Diane Holihan, Phd., and husband Dick Holihan, Phd., of Tallahassee, Fla., Mary Jo Wolfe and husband Robert Wolfe, Phd., of Coudersport, Pa., Bobette Ward, MD and husband Timothy Ward, MD, of Pittsburgh, Pa., Ann Klassen and husband Eric Klassen, Phd. of Tallahassee, Fla., Paul Doepker and wife Susan Doepker of Ridgeley, W.Va.; grandchildren Dane Holihan, Danna Holihan, John Marshall, Brenda Wahlers, MD, Samantha Solic, Carly Gjola, Zachary Ward, Ryan Ward, Timothy Ward, Maeve Ward, Rosemary Klassen, Mitchell Doepker, Christine Doepker and Jack Doepker; great-grandchildren Olivia, Molly, Ava, Chase, Delaney, Ella and Colin; his sister, Mary Jane Miller and husband Jerry of Miller City, Ohio; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Carl, and sisters, Anna Mae and Ina.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third St. Towanda, Pa. Interment will follow in SS Peter & Paul Cemetery, N. Towanda, Pa., with the Penn-York Detachment of the Marine Corps League and Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according military honors. Memorial contributions may be directed to SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 106 Third St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Robert L. Doepker's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – June 26, 2011

 

Francis P. “Doug” DOUGLAS, 76, Towanda, PA, died Saturday, October 16 at his home following an extended illness.  Born February 5, 1923 in Aldenville, PA, he was a son of the late Paul and Lugora Valenches Daugevelo, near Honesdale, Wayne County, PA.  Douglas was a former Bradford County Commissioner (1980-84), Towanda Borough Tax Collector and retired Pennsylvania State Police officer, retiring in 1976.  Francis was very active in community and county events and belong to many organizations.  Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Marjorie Bailey Douglas, at home; a son and a daughter; five grandchildren; three sisters and a brother; several nieces, nephews and cousins and a special nurse and friend, Jan. He was preceded in death by a sister.  A memorial mass was to be celebrated Saturday, October 23 (11 am) at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Towanda with the Rev. Ronald Hughes as celebrant and interment to be private in their cemetery.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda.  Memorial contributions may be directed to Memorial Hospice., 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 or SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 106 Third Street, Towanda, PA 18848 or the organization of one’s choice in Francis P. Douglas’ memory.

 

DUNFEE Ida D. FRIES

age 79, of Vero Beach, FL and Columbia Cross roads, Pa, died April 7, 2000 after a prolonged illness at her Vero beach residence. She was born September 19, 1920 in Monroeton, PA and had been a winter resident of Vero Beach for 21 years. Before her retirement, Mrs. Fries worked for 30 years as a paralegal for the law firm of Bennett, Davis and Murphy in Towanda. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Raymond; a son, Raymond L. Fries of Frederick, MD; daughters, Frances Herda and Julie Barnes, both of Towanda, Donna Mason of Rochester, NY; Connie Own of cannon Beach, OR and Terri Kelley of Bentley Creek, Pa; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A memorial Mass will be celebrated May 20 (1 PM) at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Towanda, PA. The family suggests memorial donations be made to VNA Hospice, 1111 36th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960 in Memory of Mrs. Fries.

 

DUNN –ALICE H. ‘SPARKY’ WELCH, 91, of Towanda, Pa., died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Born Nov. 25, 1910 in Overton Twp., Sullivan County, Pa. she was a daughter of the late Edward and Ellen Dempsey Dunn.  In 1929, Alice married Eugene Bernard Welch.  She was preceded in death by her husband in 1961.  Alice was a longtime housekeeper for the Dr. John Kielty family in Towanda before she began her employment with GTE Sylvania in Towanda.  Following her retirement in 1976, Alice helped the Joe and Martha Kielty family in Towanda in raising their children, Katie, Bridget, Patrick, and Mary.  Alice was a long time member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Towanda, the Altar and Rosary Society, and the Catholic Daughters.  She was also a member of the Sylvania Woman’s Club and the Towanda Eagles Ladies Auxiliary.  Alice enjoyed traveling, sewing, reading and playing cards.  Surviving are a son, Gerald F. Welch, of Sayre, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Helen and David “Dusty” Shaw of Sayre; a daughter-in-law, Gloria Welch of Norcross, GA; a sister-in-law Sue Dunn, of Cleveland, OH; grandchildren, Mary Cochi, Maureen Howland, David Shaw III, Michael Shaw, James Shaw, Kevin Shaw, Timothy Shaw, and Margaret Shaw, all of Sayre, Joseph Shaw of Livonia, N.Y., Shannon Avakian, and Mary Kay Welch of Alexandria, VA, Gene Welch, Theresa Smith and Natalie Morris of Norcross, GA; 21 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sons, Eugene B. Welch in 1987, John Welch in 1938, Robert Welch in 1937, and James Welch in 1935, a grandson John Shaw in 1967, and a great-grandson, Ryan Howland in 1991; sisters Hazel Bosie, Kathryn Fox, and Zeta Greer, brothers, Gerald, Joseph and Bernard Dunn.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002 at 2 p.m. at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Ronald Hughes, pastor, as celebrant.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral mass Wednesday afternoon at the church.   Interment services will be private in SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, N. Towanda, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. or to the St. Agnes School, 102 Third St., Towanda, Pa. in Alice H. Welch’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

DUNN -  James J. "Jim" Dunn Jr., 62, of 330 State St., Towanda, formerly of Towanda RR 1, Pa., died Thursday afternoon, July 10, 2008, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., following a courageous battle with cancer.  "Jim," as he was known by his family and friends, was born June 3, 1946, in Sayre, the son of the late James J. Dunn Sr. and Eve C. Bahr Dunn.  He was a graduate of Towanda Area High School Class of 1964 and was a graduate of the Goldie Beacon Business School in Delaware in 1972 with a B+ average. In early years, Jim was employed by Haight's Service Station in Towanda and by the Martin Oil Co. in Wysox, Pa.  Jim was a well-known general contractor in the area for a number of years and was regarded by many as an excellent housepainter who took pride in his work. He served as caretaker and dedicated custodian of the Sugar Creek Girl Scout Camp, where he resided and enjoyed life for more than 30 years.  He was a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Towanda, and will be remembered as an avid Yankee baseball fan and for his love of animals.  He is survived by: his wife, Carol A. Cooley Edsell Dunn, at home; his sons, Michael Edsell and his wife, Joan, of Wyalusing, Pa., and Scott Edsell and his wife, Michelle, of Wyalusing; his grandchildren, all whom he loved dearly, Breanna, Alisha, Tom and Haley Edsell; his son-in-law, Scott Randolph of Harvey's Lake, Pa.; his brothers, Edward J. Dunn and his wife, Louella, of New Hampshire and Robert L. "Pete" Bahr and his wife, Diane, of Monroeton, Pa.; his aunt, Regina Kelley of Mildred, Pa.; a special cousin, Tom Dunn of Wyalusing RR; several nieces, nephews and cousins; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Perry and Janine Cooley of Wyalusing; and special friends, Larry and Donna Kacyon, Donald Butler and Joe Dibble.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jennifer Dunn Randolph, on May 27, 2005; his mother, Eve C. Bahr Dunn, on June 17, 1995; and by his father, James J. Dunn Sr., on Dec. 26, 1986.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, July 14, at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda.  Interment will follow in SS Peter & Paul Cemetery, North Towanda Township.  Those wishing to honor Jim with a memorial gift are asked to remember the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, Pa. 18850.  Submitted by RKW.  Towanda Daily Review.

 

ELLINGSARD William Charles Ellingsgard Sr.

84, formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y. died Saturday morning, July 16, 2011 at Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa.   William was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Dec. 21, 1926, the only child of the late Charles John Ellingsgard and Mary Elizabeth Smith Ellingsgard. He was a veteran of World War II having proudly served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Arkansas. William was a self-employed general contractor in Brooklyn, N.Y. for many years. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 118, Woodhaven, N.Y. and VFW Post, Woodhaven.  Surviving are: nine children, Maureen Keavey of Florida, Mary Foley of Pottsville, Pa., Joanne Lombardi of Ozone Park, N.Y., Deb Russo of Blakeslee, Pa., Darlene Borrero of Towanda, Pa., William Ellingsgard Jr. of Florida, Christine Fernandez of Massapequa, N.Y., Kevin Ellingsgard of Melbourne, Fla., Kim Ellingsgard of Manhatten, N.Y.; 21 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Thomas J. Petro, pastor as celebrant.  Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the church.  Interment will be in the Bath National Cemetery, Bath, N.Y.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday evening at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa    Towanda Daily Review – July 17, 2011

 

FELTEN Lesley F. Smith

64, of Towanda died Sunday evening Oct. 30, 2011, at the Robert Packer Hospital after a 7 ½ year battle with breast cancer. She was born on Oct. 13, 1947, a daughter of the late Paul and Betty Felten. She was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1965 and Penn State University with a degree in kindergarten elementary education.  Lesley enjoyed the fine arts – all areas of dance, especially ballet, and playing the piano and organ. She taught private piano lessons for over 20 years and also was an elementary teacher in the Towanda Area School District. She was involved in Girl Scouts as a group leader, troop organizer, and Green Circle demonstrator. She was also a Cub Scout leader, past member of the Valley Chorus, and was on the board of directors of Bradford/ Sullivan County Young Woman of the Year, serving as secretary and host/chaperone chairman for a number of years. Recently Lesley became a 50-year member of the First Presbyterian Church of Towanda. During this time she taught Sunday School and pre-school/play-day, and also directed the children's choir. In retirement, she enjoyed assisting with musical productions at St. Agnes School, knitting with her friends every Wednesday, working in her perennial gardens, relaxing at Mt. Lake, walking with friends, and taking rides with her husband through the countryside. However, her most important role in life was caring for her husband and raising her four children.  Lesley is survived by the love of her life, Jerry Smith, whom she married on Aug. 5, 1967. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her four children and spouses: Stacie (John) Cox of Towanda, Maureen Smith of York, Pa., Jacqueline (Paul) Iampietro of Chambersburg, Pa. and Wilson Manning (Amanda) Smith of Middletown, Pa. She also leaves a sister, Sally Tepper of St. Louis, Mo.; a brother-in-law, Roe (Bronwyn) Smith of Newton, Mass.; an aunt, Juanita Felten of Towanda; a niece and nephew; several cousins and many dear friends.  Lesley was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Betty Felten, her father and mother-in-law Wilson and Eleanor Smith (Fox), and a brother-in-law, James Tepper.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church of Towanda, 5 Court St., Towanda, Pa. A memorial service and celebration of Lesley's life will be held on at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the First Presbyterian Church of Towanda with Pastor Rachel Stahle officiating. A reception and period of fellowship will follow the service in Patterson Hall. A private committal service will be held at Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Towanda, at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in loving memory of Lesley to any of the following: The First Presbyterian Church of Towanda, 5 Court St., Towanda, PA 18848; Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850; Susan G. Komen for the Cure , P. O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309; or St Agnes School, 102 Third St., Towanda, PA 18848.  Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810.  Towanda Daily Review - November 1, 2011  

 

FONSETTO - Mary G. Brink, 78, of 8 College Ave., Towanda, died Saturday evening, Dec. 30, 1995, at her home.  born Dec. 30, 1917, in Astoria, Long Island, NY, she was the daughter of the late Gino and Rose ALBANESE Fonsetto.  On May 14, 1938, she married Fred L. Brink in New York City.  Mary served as housekeeper for the rectory of SS Peter and Paul Parish in Towanda for over 30 years and also help coordinate the parish bingo activities.  She also served on the First Ward election board in Townada Borough for many years.  She was a devoted member os SS. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda and the Altar and Rosary Society and was active in the Junior Catholic Daughters.  Her main interest in l;ife encompassed her home, family and church.  Surviving are; two daughters and son-in-law, Cloie and Gary Welch of Lake Wesauking and Hilda and Edward Kissell of Williamsburg, VA; a son, Warren R. Brink of Towanda; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren; a brother, Frank Fonsetto of Long Island, NY, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Fred L. Brink, on Oct. 9, 1982; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Mahoney Brink, on Dec. 2, 1983; and her brothers Jerry and Peter Fonsetto.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Jan 4, 1996, at 10 a.m. at S.S. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda.  Interment will be in  S.S. Peter and Paul cemetery, North Towanda.  The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  A virgil prayer service will be held Wednesday evening at the funeral home.  The family suggest that memorials may be directed to: St Agnes School, 102 Third St., Towanda, PA 18848, in Mary Brink's memory.  RHW, 02 Jan.1996 Towanda Daily Review.

 

FOSTER –RUTH NAOMI FOSTER WHITE, 68 wife of Paul D. White of James Street, Towanda RR 1, died Saturday morning, Nov. 20, 2004, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born Sept. 18, 1936, in Canton, she was the daughter of the late John Lloyd Foster and Ruth May Vincent Foster.  Ruth attended the Towanda Area Schools and on Dec. 5, 1954, she married Paul D. White at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Towanda.  She was an active member of SS. Peter & Paul Church, where she served as a Eucharistic minister and choir member.  Ruth also served senior residents at The Manor in West Burlington, Memorial Hospital and the Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda.  Ruth enjoyed her angel and bell collections.  She also enjoyed the outdoors, especially flower gardening.  Ruth possessed a kind, giving spirit and love for all especially her family.  She is survived by her husband of nearly 50 years, Paul D. White at home; her children, Esther Morse and her husband, Richard Morse Jr. of  Rome, Gloria Rumberger and her husband, David Rumberger of East Stroudsburg, Pa., Paul White and his wife, Bonnie White, of Plainfield, Ill., Thresea Farrell and her husband, Eugene Farrell, of Sterling, Va., Rita Teitmeyer and her husband, David Reitmeyer of Williamsport, Pa., John White and his wife, Kelly White, of Towanda, Patrick White and his wife, Janean White, of Towanda, Catherine Dunn and her husband, James Dunn of Monroeton, Michele Knecht and her husband, Todd Knecht, of Warren Center, Michael White and Helen House of Monroeton and Mary Hildebrandt and her husband, Douglas Hildebrandt of Ulster; 33 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; her sister, Faith Rutter of California; her brother, Paul Foster of California; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Foster and Theodore Foster, and three sisters, Juanita  Mingos, Victoria Foster and Donna Forrest.  The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  A vigil prayer service will be held Monday evening at the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 1 p.m. at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald Hughes, pastor, as celebrant.  Interment will follow in S.S. Peter & Paul Cemetery, James Street, Towanda.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

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Sayre Morning Times January 30, 2006
Helen Fox Daly, 101, of Waverly died Jan. 28, 2006. She was born Oct. 29, 1904 in Wyalusing, Pa., the eldest daughter of Will and Eleanor Fox. After attending St. Agnes in Towanda, Helen graduated from Mansfield and taught a total of 42 years in South Waverly and Waverly, before retiring in 1971. Helen is survived by: her daughter, Ann D. O'Hora from Penfield, N.Y.; a son, Joseph in Tallahassee, Fla.; a granddaughter, Susan in Washington, D.C.; former son-in-law, John Oakes in Deposit, N.Y.; dear friend, Louise Harris in South Waverly; fourteen nieces and nephews and their respective families. She was predeceased by: her husband, Joseph; daughter, Ellen B. Oakes; son-in-law, Robert F. O'Hora; and her sisters, Alice Burke and Elizabeth Cocoran. At Helen's request there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. at Saint James Church Blessed Trinity Parish, Waverly, with internment following at Saint Peter and Paul Cemetery in Towanda, Pa. Those wishing may direct memorial donations in Helen's name to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Arrangements are with the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly. Contributed by Carol Hoose Brotzman

THEODORE GAMBAL, 76 of Hillcrest Acres, Towanda RR 1, Pa., died Tuesday morning Nov. 1, 2005 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Born March 13, 1929, in Old Forge, Pa., he was a son of the late Evan and Alice Witiak Gambal.  Theodore was a graduate of Old Forge High School Class of 1946 and following graduation attended the University of Scranton.  He later attended the Penn State University at State College, Pa., where he graduated in 1950 and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in chemical engineering.  He later served in the U.S. Army from Dec. 13, 1950 to Dec. 14, 1952 with service time dedicated at the Dougway Proving Grounds in Utah. On Jan. 17, 1953, he married the former Janet Sefchick. Theodore was employed by E.I. DuPont, first in Seaford, Del., and Brevard, N.C., and later in Towanda, Pa., for a total of 33 years until his retirement. At the time of his retirement, he was serving as facilities planning superintendent at E.I. DuPont in Towanda.  Following his retirement, Theodore enjoyed working in the family business, Gambal printing, in Towanda.  He was a member of S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Towanda, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda, and was an active member of the Towanda County Club where he formerly served as a board member and enjoyed playing golf. Theodore also enjoyed fishing and playing cards with his friends.  Surviving are his son, Michael Evan Gambal of Towanda, RR 1, three sisters, Jean Semian and her husband John Semian of Vernon, N.J., Gloria Hall of Reading, Pa., Ann Oselinsky of North Tonawanda, N.Y., a brother, Dr. David Gambal, and his wife Ann Gambal of Omaha, Neb., his aunt, Lovie Witiak of Old Forge, Pa., and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Janet Sefchick Gambal, on Dec. 7, 1997.  Friends may call on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191 will hold a memorial service Thursday at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. A Vigil Prayer Service will be held at 7:45 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Nov. 4, 2005 at 10 a.m. at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, Pa.  Interment will follow S.S. Peter & Paul Cemetery, N. Towanda Twp., Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  Friends who wish may direct memorial contributions to St. Agnes School, 106 Third St., Towanda, Pa. in Theodore Gambal's memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

GARDNER MARY M. WOOD, 77, widow of Joseph Wood of 14 Kingsbury Ave., Towanda died Sunday morning, Aug. 26, 2001, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  She was born March 8, 1924, in Rochester, N.Y., a daughter of the late Frank and Marie Gardner.  Mary was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Towanda.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Wood, May 13, 1993, and daughter, Delores Kuykendall, Feb. 28, 1992.  She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Chilson of Towanda; two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Becky Wood of Hilton, N.Y., and Jeff and Connie Wood of Waverly, N.Y.; and 11 grandchildren.  A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2001, at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald Hughes, pastor, as celebrant.  Interment will be in SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, North Towanda,  There are no calling hours.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Hospice, Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. Wood’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

PAUL A. GARLAND, 74, of 46 Pennant Lane, Willingboro, N.J., died Tuesday evening, April 4, 2006 at the Cooper University Hospital in Camden, N.J.  Born May 15, 1931 in Towanda, Pa., he was the son of the late Joseph Garland and Myra Alexander Garland.  Paul was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1949 and later served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.  On Sept. 1, 1951 he married the former Eva Belcher at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Towanda.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years on Oct. 24, 1998. In early years, Paul was employed by the W.T. Grant Store in Towanda. He was later employed for many years as a free-lance draftsman in New Jersey.  Paul enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a licensed pilot and enjoyed flying in his leisure time.  Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Roxanne and Robert Forcella of Pennsauken N.J.; his granddaughters, Denise Forcella Lula and her husband Kenneth Lula of Palmyra, N.J.; Jennifer Smith and her husband Sean Smith of Voorhees, N.J.; numerous great-grandchildren; his sister, Joann Doatch and her son William S. Doatch Jr. of Hazlet, N.J.; and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.  The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A Vigil Prayer Service will be held Thursday evening at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday April 7, 2006 at 10 a.m. at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third St., Towanda, Pa.  Interment will follow in S.S. Peter & Paul Cemetery, North Towanda Township, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

GOOD Carlos E. Good 

Carlos died on Sept. 29, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.   Carlos was born in Hobbie, on Dec. 30, 1923, one of ten children to the late Foster Franklin and Pearl Good. He married Elizabeth Ann Johnson on April 5, 1945. Carlos served during World War II as a cook in the U.S. Army stationed in Italy. He liked to brag that his cooking crew was sought after because the food was better. He returned after the war to raise his family and go to Mechanics school on the GI Bill. He worked as a truck mechanic for Crebbs, then road construction for Stabler and followed that as a union carpenter until he retired.  Carlos was a gentle man and will be remembered for his love of young people. In 1958 he and Elizabeth (Betty) opened a campground aptly called Good's Campground on their idyllic rustic setting next to Ricketts Glen State Park. For the campers, there were wagon rides behind a Ford 8N tractor and ball games on a ball diamond that he built for local kids. He also sponsored a softball team call The Red Rock Road Runners.  As the 12 grandchildren arrived he taught them card games, took them bowling, played miniature golf, and went square dancing and snowmobiling. He was a great mechanic and taught his sons those skills. When the campground was sold he and Betty moved to the Mountain Lake area in Bradford County and built their own home, designed by Betty, from the lumber they planed from their own woods.  Carlos continued to stay active. He joined the American Legion Post 42 of Towanda. In his later years he helped during hay season, liked to cut down trees and sawed and split them for firewood and mowed lawn. He and Betty enjoyed many trips to visit family. Their farthest trip and most memorable was driving across the USA and up the Alcan Highway to drive around Alaska. Carlos will be remembered for his strong will to live after 2 open-heart surgeries, he enjoyed life and spent as much time as possible with his family.   Carlos is survived by his wife Betty Good; sons James (married to wife Nanette), Foster (wife Diana) and David (wife Sally); daughter Elizabeth (Buffy) (husband Thomas Lane); 12 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. A son, Carey Alan, predeceased Carlos in 1951.  Condolences can be sent to 59 Weed Hill Road, Towanda PA 18848. Funeral arrangements are being made through the Heller Funeral Home of Nescopeck. A calling hour will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the St. Peter's UCC church in Hobbie. The funeral service will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at the church with interment immediately following in the St. Peter's Cemetery.   Towanda Daily Review – October 3, 2012

 

GORDON Joanne Borchardt, 84, wife of Richard R. Borchardt of Hillcrest Drive, Towanda RR 1, Pa., died Tuesday afternoon, March 23, 2010, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in North Towanda, Pa.  Joanne was born in Chicago, Ill., on Dec. 12, 1925, the daughter of the late David and Celia KLING Gordon. She attended Northwestern University and later, on June 10, 1963, she married Richard R. Borchardt in Chicago. In 1986 the couple moved to the Towanda area to make their home.  Joanne was a communicant of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Towanda. She enjoyed music and playing piano.  She is survived by: her husband of 46 years, Richard R. Borchardt, at home; and sons David Borchardt of Scranton, Pa., and Daniel Borchardt of Athens, Pa.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 26, 2010, at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, Pa. Interment will follow in SS Peter & Paul Cemetery, North Towanda Twp., Pa. There are no calling hours.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  March 25, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

 

Paul Jacob GORMAN, 58, well-known resident of Bridge St., Monroeton, PA, died on Friday, March 5, 2004 at his home. Born July 2, 1945 in Towanda, he was a son of the late Thomas B. Gorman and Joanna Hunsinger Gorman. Paul attended St. Agnes School in Towanda. He was employed by GTE Sylvania and E.I. DuPont in Towanda. Paul also formerly served as a police officer in Monroe Borough for several years and was a well-known masonry contractor in the area for over 30 years. He was a noted weather forecaster and record keeper in the area and also collected information for the National Weather Service for many years. In earlier years, Paul was an avid body builder and weight lifter. He loved his grandchildren dearly and enjoyed the annual construction of an ice skating rink on his property for use by his family and friends. Paul also loved the outdoors, deer hunting, wintertime, snow and especially Christmas. He was a member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Towanda, Monroeton Rod and Gun Club and was a social member of the Towanda American Legion. Surviving are his children, Thomas Paul Gorman of Meshoppen, Susan Lisa Bailey and her husband, Johnpaul P. Bailey of Towanda, Dr. Jill Colleen Gorman of Winter Park, FL; five grandchildren, Jesse Bailey, Loribeth Bailey, Mercedes Bailey, William Brague and Emily Gorman; his sister, Mary Jo Stopper of South Williamsport; a niece, Jacqueline; two nephews, Shawn and Curt; his former wife, Judy Barnes Gorman of Towanda. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, William Bordinger. The family received friends Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. A vigil prayer service was held at the conclusion of calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, March 9 at 10 a.m. at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, with Rev. Ronald Hughes, pastor, as celebrant. Interment was in SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, North Towanda Township. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the St. Agnes School, 102 Third St., Towanda, PA 18848 in his memory.

 

GRENELL John F. Grenell II 

Beloved son, brother, father, uncle, veteran and loyal friend, John F. Grenell II died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 at his home in Shippensburg. He was born May 4, 1963 in Towanda to Alice M. (nee Rittell) Grenell and the late John F. Grenell. He was employed by TST/Impreso, Inc. in Chambersburg.  After attending St. Agnes grade school and Towanda High School, John studied criminal justice at Corning Community College, N.Y. In 1984 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for eight years, achieving the rank of sergeant and military police. John was stationed in locations in the U.S. and around the world including Alabama, Texas, Virginia, California, Hawaii, Panama, Korea and Thailand. While in San Antonio he was on special assignment at The Alamo on security duty for former President George Herbert Walker Bush and had the opportunity to meet the president. While In California he was on the ready for potential deployment in the first Gulf War. In Korea, he crossed the military demarcation line into communist North Korea as an official guest of the United Nations Command Security Force-Joint Security Area, Pan Mun Jom. While in the service he earned a number of awards for leadership and team spirit.  Following an honorable discharge from the army in 1992, John became a master welder. Trained and employed by the Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard in Virginia, he was one of an elite group of highly skilled welders who were privileged to work on the USS George H.W. Bush CVN77, the tenth and final Nimitz-class super carrier of the United States Navy. He also worked on the USS Carl Vinson and the SSN750 Newport News. He continued his welding career for many years in other locations in Virginia and Pennsylvania. John was loved by many and he was loving toward many. Some of his friends from the army say he was always helping them out and was 'the guy with the big heart'. Siblings and other relatives recall his loyalty, courage, his love for his son Eddie, love of the outdoors, fishing, hunting, music, grilling, Thai food, reading, birds, martial arts and his love for his golden retriever Bear. He was a kind and considerate person with a gentle spirit. He will be dearly missed. He always will be loved.  He is survived by his mother, Alice M. Grenell of Towanda; his son, Edward J. Grenell of Panama City, Panama; his seven sisters Alice C. Grenell of Pleasantville, Margaret R. Markot of Wanaque N.J., Ann M. Grenell of Needham Mass., Joan L. Grenell of Monroeton, Carol Gowin of Towanda, Eileen P. Grenell of Shippensburg and Ellen Grenell of Narberth; his niece, Jacqueline L. Markot of New York City; his brothers-in-law Jay Markot of Wanaque N.J., Anthony Gowin of Towanda and Ed McGettigan of Narberth; Leland Scott of Pleasantville and Stephen Hiltz of Needham Mass.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. John also leaves behind dear friend Todd Berdan and many other army buddies, especially from Fort Sam Houston, Texas; in Shippensburg, Pastor Nancy Hudson, Christopher Sheffield and other friends at the Oasis of Love Church, Terry and Cindy Pogue, Sam and Cathy Gehrett, and friends at American Legion Post 223; and in Chambersburg Derek Gibson and other friends at TST.  In addition to his father, John was preceded in death by his grandparents James and Adeline Rittell, grandparents Volney and Agnes Grenell, and his long-time friend Jim Dunn of Franklindale.  Professional services have been handled by Dugan Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Shippensburg. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with Rev. Edward L. Michelini and Rev. Nancy Hudson officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment with military honors will follow in the Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery, Towanda.   Towanda Daily Review – October 28, 2012

 

GRENELL –MARY G. BARRETT, wife of Eugene J. Barrett of Marshview, RR 4, Towanda, Pa., died peacefully at home on the family faro, surrounded by her family, on Friday, Oct. 21, 2005.  Born Jan. 15, 1930, in Towanda, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Volney L. and Agnes Howley Grenell.  Mary was a 1947 graduate of St. Agnes High School and was employed by Sordoni Telephone Co. until 1952.  On June 10, 1950, she married Eugene J. Barrett, joining a family of dairy farmers who settled in Marshview nearly a hundred years before.  Her life was centered around her family, home and her church.  Mary was a lifelong member of SS Peter and Paul Parish and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, and Prayer Line.  She sang with the Valley Chorus for many years and also worked on the family farm as her care for her children and the home permitted.  Mary had a keen interest in history and was a member of the Bradford County Historical Society and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.  Mary was equally interested in her maternal Irish ancestors who immigrated in the mid 19th century and her paternal heritage, traced to French Huguenots who settled in the area in the 17th century.  She will be remembered most for her extraordinary kindness and her quiet and generous spirit.  In addition to her husband of 55 years, Eugene J. Barrett, Mary is survived by her seven children; Mary Jane Barrett and her husband, Charles Kelly, of Philadelphia, George Barrett and his wife, Carmela, of Ewing, N.J., Helen Barrett of Shavertown, Pa., Jim Barrett and his wife, Cindy, of Towanda, Kathleen Corbett and her husband, Kim, of Towanda, Gene Barrett Jr. and his wife, Lori, of Towanda, and Jody Barrett and his wife, JeJe of Towanda; 13 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.  She is also survived by three sisters-in-law, and one brother-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her brothers, John Grenell and Robert Grenell.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, at SS Peter and Paul Church, Third Street, Towanda.  The family will receive friends from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  A Recitation of the Rosary will be held Monday afternoon at the funeral home.  Interment will be in SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, North Towanda Township.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Agnes School, 106 Third St., Towanda, Pa. in Mary G. Barrett’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GRIFFIN –AGNES.  Mrs. James (Agnes) D. Griffin McGee, 73 of 536 Fulton St., Waverly, died Friday morning at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following an extended illness.  Born in Towanda, Jan. 16, 1911, she was the daughter of the late John B. Griffin and Ellen Fox Griffin.  She attended the St. Agnes school system in Towanda from grades 1-12.  Mrs. McGee lived in Towanda until 1948 when she and her husband James went to Waverly, N.Y.  She studied voice at the Bush Conservatory of Music in Chicago, Illinois.  She is a member of St. James Church, Waverly, N.Y. and the Altar and Rosary Society of the Church.  She was a church soloist at SS. Peter and Paul in Towanda, and also at St. James Church in Waverly.  She is survived by her husband, James D. McGee; two daughters; Mrs. John (Maureen) McInerney of Clarks Summit, Pa. and Miss Roseanna McGee at home; one son, Michael Jerome McGee of Sayre; five grandchildren; Colleen and Kara McInerney and Matthew and Mega McGee; two sisters; Mrs. Anne Cameron of Hornell, N.Y. and Mrs. Mary Griffin Baker of Williamsport, Pa.; two brothers Gerald Griffin of California and William Griffin of Tunkhannock, Pa.; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nephews and great-nieces.  There will be no viewing or calling hours at the Barber Funeral Home in Sayre.  The family welcomes friends and relatives to St. James Church in Waverly from 9:00-10:15 Monday morning.  The most holy Rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. at the church.  The funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at the church on Monday.  Burial will be in SS Peter and Paul Cemetery in Towanda.  Contributions in Mrs. McGee’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FENTON GUILD, 76, of South Dennis, Mass., and Sun City, Ariz., died Monday, May 14, 2001.  Mr. Guild was born in Sayre, and raised in South Waverly, N.Y.  During World War II Mr. Guild was a fighter pilot.  He flew the P-47 in the European Theater.  He graduated from Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa., in 1949 Mr. Guild was employed by GTE for over 38 years.  He worked in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and California.  He retired in 1987 as a controller.  He was a member of the Quarter Century Club at GTE.  He also enjoyed golfing.  He was the husband of Patricia (Turk) Guild of South Dennis for 51 years; father of Gregory Guild of Springfield, Richard Guild of Saddle River, N.J., Robert Guild of Tolland, Conn., and Michael guild of San Jose, Calif.; brother of Warren Guild of Hixon, Tenn., Ina Carroll of Granby, Conn., and Doris Chamberlin of Waverly, N.Y.  Ten grandchildren also survive him.  A funeral will be held on Friday, May 18, at 9:15 a.m. at the Hallett Funeral Home, 273 Station Ave., South Yarmouth, followed by a funeral mass at 10 a.m. at St. Pius X Church, Station Ave.  Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  A graveside service will be held on Monday, May 21, at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Towanda, at 11 a.m.  A donation in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1115 W. Chestnut St., Brockton, Mass.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

HABLE Charlene A. Seymour 

Age 67, of Chester St., Elmira, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Charlene was born in Troy, PA to Frank and Doris (Boyd) Hable. Charlene was raised on Franklin St. in Horseheads and was a graduate of Horseheads High School Class of 1964. She is survived by her husband, Norman Seymour; daughter and son, Mariessa Seymour of Wellsburg, NY, Richard (Heather Shaw) Seymour of Horseheads, NY; brothers, Lyle (Marge) Hicks of Elmira, NY, Kenneth (Daisy) Hicks of Roseville, PA, James (Nancy) Miller of Rush, NY, Al (Linda) Kakretz of Elmira, NY; several nieces and nephews and many friends. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Max Hicks and beloved grand dog, "Zinger". Charlene was employed by the Elmira Police Department in the Traffic Bureau where she worked as a crossing guard for over 26 years. She was member of the Crossing Guard Association and their Treasurer. She was also a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Elmira. She loved her family and also an occasional crossword puzzle. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Friday, November 9, 2012, from 1-3:00 and again from 7-9:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin St., Elmira on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. with the Rev. John DeSocio, Celebrant. Burial service will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.    Star Gazette – November 8, 2012 

 

Eugene F. HOAGLAND
May 26, 2002
Eugene F. Hoagland, age 68, of Towanda, PA, died on Sunday, May 26, 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  He was born on May 24, 1934, in Towanda, the son of the late Alan and Anna Dunfee Hoagland.  He is a 1952 graduate of St. Agnes School in Towanda.  In 1990, he retired from GTE Sylvania in Towanda as a computer processor, giving 38 years of service.  Mr. Hoagland had been a lifetime resident of this area.  He was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Towanda and was a member of the Towanda BPOE No. 2191, Towanda VFW and the Towanda Gun Club. Eugene enjoyed golfing and time spent with his family and many friends.  Surviving are his former wife, Catherine Hoagland, of Towanda; his four children, Mark Hoagland of Towanda, Patricia Hoagland of Reading, Mary Kay and Stewart DeAlba of Swanksville and Diane Terry of Towanda; a sister and brother-in-law, Louise and Ben Spencer of Manlius, NY; a brother, Joseph Hoagland of Albuquerque, NM; a very special aunt, Eleanor Dunfee of Skaneateles, NY and his four grandchildren, Hanna Hoagland, Nicholas and Paige DeAlba, Michael Terry and several nieces and nephews.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today, Thursday, May 30 at 10 a.m. in SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald Hughes as celebrant.  Interment will follow in SS Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery.  Friends and family called on Wednesday, May 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore.  A BPOE service was held on Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Fifth Floor Oncology Department at the Robert Packer Hospital in Mr. Hoagland’s memory.

HOAGLIN –MARGUERITE H. GABRIEL, 83, widow of Gene T. Gabriel of the Senior Citizens Building, N. Towanda, formerly of North Rome, died Saturday morning, April 13, 1991, at the Towanda Memorial Hospital.  Born Feb. 8, 1908 in Wysox, she was the daughter of Fred and Margaret Bennett Hoaglin.  Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel resided in Florida during the winter months.  Mrs. Gabriel’s life encompassed her home, and she was devoted to her family.  She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Mary Ellen Gabriel of Alfred Station, N.Y.; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and J. Michael Crandall of Towanda RD 1; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her daughter, Patricia, and her husband, Gene T. Gabriel.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday morning, April 15, 1991 at 10 a.m. at the SS. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda.  Interment will be in the parish cemetery.  A vigil prayer service will be held this evening (Sunday) at 7:30 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The family request memorials be sent to the Rome Vol. Fire Co., Rome, Pa in Mrs. Gabriel’s memory.  Towanda Daily Review.

 

HOMAN Rose H. Lenox

died peacefully on Friday morning, March 23, 2012. James F. Lenox, her husband of 60 years, survives; and their children Kathy Lenox and her husband Steve Storch, of Arlington, Mass., David Lenox and his wife Debra Lenox, of Dillsburg, Pa. and Rosemary Hoffmann and her husband James Hoffmann, of Towanda, Pa. Rose and Jimmy have eight grandchildren, Katherine Lenox, Daniel Lenox Sr., Mary Micaela, R.S.M., Regina Hoffmann, Jacob Hoffmann, Benjamin Hoffmann, Gregory Storch, and David Storch.  Rose was the fourth of six children born to George and Kathryn Homan, dairy farmers in Hornbrook, Pa. She celebrated her 80th birthday this past Oct. 19 2011. Her sister, Rita May, lives in Schenectady, N.Y., her husband Ted May having predeceased. Living in Milan, Pa., is sister Alice Bustin, whose husband Paul Bustin, has predeceased. Rose's brother-in-law, Joseph Lenox and his wife Marie Lenox, live in Towanda, as does her sister-in-law, Margaret Lenox, whose husband Tony Lenox has predeceased. Rose was predeceased by her brother Frank Homan and his wife Betty, Thomas Homan and his wife, Vi. Her brother Bob Homan also predeceased. Bob's wife Shirley Homan lives in Athens, Pa. Also predeceasing are brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Mary and Gordon Seeley, Raymond and Lillian Lenox, John and Peg Lenox, William and Dorothy Lenox, and Leo Lenox. She was the beloved daughter-in-law of Raymond and Sarah Lenox. She loved the company and attention of her 45 nieces and nephews and their offspring. Rose Lenox began her education at the old "Black School House" — a two-room school house, at Union Corners. Rose then attended Ulster Elementary School, when on occasional snow days she would ride her dad's horse-drawn sleigh to the bottom of Homan's Hill to meet the school bus. She graduated from Towanda High School with honors, a group of lifelong friends, and the special affection of a certain football captain and fellow honor student whom she married in 1951. Her working career started at the Towanda DuPont plant where she performed secretarial tasks, and then she worked for many years at the Ray Finlan Insurance Agency where the title of secretary cannot begin to describe the skills she mastered in working with and for her friend, John Finlan. She also served for many years as the secretary/treasurer for the Towanda Country Club, where some will remember her informative and humorous newsletters.  Beyond family and friends, golf was a passion, from the TCC to winters in Myrtle Beach. But golf was a minor passion when compared to her devotion to the church. Her alto voice was a mainstay in the choir at the direction of Ray Fries. And, after the altar turned around (Vatican II- 1965), her leadership of the music liturgy, brought the congregation to the realization it was their job to sing, and sing they eventually did, filling Sts. Peter and Paul Church with joyous sound. For 19 years, Rose and Jim together served as coordinators for the "Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults" (RCIA), where so many were welcomed into the Church, assisted by her example, and the sharing and witnessing of her faith in Jesus.  In leisure times: a good story, a song, a card game (Hornbrook Rules), a meal, a quiet night of prayer and reading. It was our joy to be with her, and we will miss her.  The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, March 26, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third St. Towanda, Pa.  Interment will follow in SS Peter & Paul Cemetery, North Towanda Township. Pa.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to St. Agnes School, 102 Third St. Towanda, PA 18848; or to the National Kidney Foundation , 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016 in memory of Rose H. Lenox.  Towanda Daily Review – March 25, 2012

 

JASPER –GWENDOLYN R. ‘GWEN’ (JASPER) HAMBLEY 83, of Towanda, Pa., died Sunday evening, July 2, 2006 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Towanda Memorial Hospital following several years of declining health.  Born April 22, 1923 in Altoona, Pa., she was the daughter of Violet and Edger Jasper.  Gwen came to Towanda in the early 60’s, as her husband’s job as an Army recruiter located him here.  She was formerly employed in the cafeteria at St. Agnes School in Towanda for several years, and was later employed as a nurse’s aide at the Bradford County Manor in Burlington.  Gwen was a gregarious individual and was known for her contagious laugh.  She was an avid bingo player, as well as a devoted sports fan, especially for her favorite Pittsburgh Pirates and the Pittsburgh Steelers.  However, Gwen’s deepest love and passion was for God and her Catholic faith, which she shared with others in many ways. She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul’s Church in Towanda, belonging to the altar and Rosary Society and was a member of S.S. Peter and Paul’s Prayer Line. Gwen also participated in the Faith Sharing Program of the Diocesan RENEW Project.  She attended daily mass regularly, until declining health no longer permitted her to do so.  However after that time she found strength and spiritual comfort by viewing various religious programs on EWTN.  Perhaps her finest moment prior to her failing health was in being a member of the parish Pastoral Outreach Ministry, where she was a faithful and caring minister to the sick and home-bound visiting with them and taking Communion to them.  Gwen always brought her faith-filled spirit to these regular get-togethers. Gwen’s shut-in friends will miss her.  She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law William and Cindy Hambley of Tobyhanna, Pa.; Brian and JoAnn Hambley of Hazelton, Pa., grandchildren Willie, Christopher, Georgiana and Johanna Hambley.  Gwen is predeceased by her parents. Friends may call on Thursday July 6, 2006 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11 a.m. at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic church, Third St., Towanda, Pa.  Interment will be private in S.S. Peter & Paul Cemetery, N. Towanda Twp., Pa. Friends wishing to offer memorials in Gwen’s memory may do so by making contributions to St. Agnes School, 102 Third St., Towanda, or to the charity or organization of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review

JENNINGS –DOROTHY E. JENNINGS LENOX, 68, widow of William Joseph Lenox of Monroeton, Pa. died Thursday afternoon, Feb. 26, 2004 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Born April 19, 1935 in Sayre, Pa. she was a daughter of the late Lewis William and Altheda Jennings.  Dorothy attended Sayre area schools.  On June 5, 1954 she married William Joseph Lenox at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Towanda.  She was preceded in death by her husband on April 11, 1981.  In early years, Dorothy worked as an interior decorator in the Towanda area with Eleanor Kizer.  She was later employed as a cook for the Villa Sena Restaurant in Towanda for a number of years and enjoyed the friendships she acquired while working there.  Dorothy’s main interest in life was in her family.  She possessed great love for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Dorothy was a member of S.S. Peter and Paul Church in Towanda.  Surviving are; her children, Margaret M. “Marge” Chilson and Burton Chilson of Towanda, Richard William “Bill” Lenox and his wife Celia Lenox of Monroeton; Mary Theresa Bailey and her husband Gary Bailey of Towanda, Timothy Leo Lenox of Monroeton, Kathleen Ann Reider and her husband Michael Rider of Towanda, Melissa Ellen Parsons and her husband Donald Parsons of Towanda.  Grandchildren, Ashley, Mallory and her husband Robert, Grayson, Laura, Ricky, DesiRae, Cody, Klye, Matthew and Jessica, a great-granddaughter Kailyn; sisters, Mildred Simons and her husband Richard Simons of Sayre, Nancy Endy of Reading, Pa. her brother; Carl Jennings and his wife Ruth Jennings of Sayre, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Anthony and Margaret Lenox, James and Rose Lenox and Joseph and Marie Lenox all of Towanda.  Sisters-in-law, Marguerite “Peg” Lenox of Binghamton, N.Y., Lillian Lenox of Yonkers, N.Y., and several nieces, nephews and cousins.   She was preceded in death by a sister, Minnie Altieri.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, from 2-5 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  A Vigil Prayer Service will be held Sunday afternoon at the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday, March 1, at 10 a.m. at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda Pa. with the Rev. Ronald Hughes, pastor as celebrant.  Interment will be in the S.S. Peter and Paul Cemetery, North Towanda Township, Pa. at a later date.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the charity or organization of one’s choice in Dorothy’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

JONES Elizabeth "Betty" Jones Benjamin

88, widow of Andy W. Benjamin Jr. formerly of Rome, Pa. died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, N.. Towanda Twp., Pa.  "Betty," as she was known by her family and friends, was born April 1, 1923 in Friendsville, the daughter of Alfred and Grace Golden Jones. She was a graduate of Rush High School class of 1941. Betty married Andy W. Benjamin Jr. on April 12, 1944 at St. John's Catholic Church in Middletown and the couple made their home in Rome for many years. Betty was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 26 years until her retirement in 1986. She was a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Towanda and the Sylvania Women's Club. Betty enjoyed spending time with friends, dancing and telling jokes. Betty's Family expresses their deepest appreciation to the staff of the Personal Care Home and the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda for the loving and compassionate care provided. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Richard A. and Kay Johnson Benjamin of Towanda; grandsons Ryan Benjamin of Philadelphia, Justin Benjamin of Philadelphia, Brandon Benjamin of Bloomington, Ind. and Tyler Benjamin of Pittsburgh; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andy W. Benjamin Jr. on March 27, 2003, her daughter, Bettyann Benjamin Heath on Nov. 16, 2001, and brother, Raymond Jones.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third St. Towanda. Interment will be in SS Peter & Paul Cemetery, N. Towanda Twp.  The family requests that contributions may be directed to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 or to the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital, 603 William St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Betty's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review – March 1, 2012

 

Francis M. 'Frank' JOYCE, 48, Towanda
02/21/2002 Towanda Daily Review
Francis M. "Frank" Joyce, 48, well-known Towanda educator and resident of 214 Chestnut St., died Wednesday morning, Feb. 20, 2002, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, as the result of a heart attack. Born April 11, 1953, in Scranton, Pa., he was a son of Gerard F. and Mary L. Kelly Joyce.  Frank, as he was known by his many friends, was a graduate of Scranton Central High School Class of 1971. He received his bachelor of science degree in education at East Stroudsburg University and his master of science degree from the University of Scranton. In 1979, Frank came to the Towanda Middle School to serve as a reading specialist and was most recently teaching eighth-grade developmental reading.  On Aug. 18, 1984, Frank married the former Kathleen A. Boland in the St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Moscow, Pa. Mr. Joyce formerly served as student council adviser for the Towanda Middle School and regularly served as game manager and/or timer for the boys' and girls' basketball teams at the middle school. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Towanda, where he served as lector, a member of the choir and parish lay coordinator. Frank was the director of the Boy Scouts of America Andaste District Mt. Pisgah Cub Scout Day Camp. He was an active member and past exalted ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda; a third-degree knight of the Towanda Council Knights of Columbus; and a member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association. Frank was an active member and driver for the former Towanda Ambulance Association for over 15 years and served as a photographer for The Daily Review as well as a free-lance wedding photographer in the area. Frank participated in the Towanda Elks Lodge "Holiday Melodies" Christmas Show for several years and was locally famous for his Tuesday-night chicken wings and shrimp at the Elks lodge. He enjoyed cooking and making a homemade soup for the Towanda Band Boosters and cooking for the Blue and Gold Banquet for the Cub Scouts. Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Joyce, and children, Jennifer M. Joyce and Michael F. Joyce, all at home; his parents, Gerard F. and Mary L. Joyce Sr. of Scranton, Pa.; a brother and sister-in-law, Gerard F. and Donna Joyce Jr. of Old Forge, Pa.; a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Mark Isack of Scotch Plains, N.J.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends on Sunday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191 will hold a memorial service Sunday evening at 6:45 p.m. at the funeral home. A vigil prayer service will be held Sunday evening at 8:45 p.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Feb. 25, at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald Hughes, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, North Towanda Township. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Jennifer and Michael Joyce Continuing Education Fund, in care of Kathleen A. Joyce, 214 Chestnut St., Towanda, Pa. 18848, in Francis M. Joyce's memory.

KACSMAR - Susan T. Arnold
Jan. 28, 2002
Susan T. Arnold, age 63, of Rome, PA, died on Monday, Jan. 28, 2002 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Born on June 18, 1938 in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late John and Susan Bartoli Kacsmar.  On Dec. 5, 1967, Susan married Edward Arnold in Friedensville.  She has been a resident of this area since 1982, moving from Center Valley. She was a member of the Colesville Catholic Church.  Mrs. Arnold was employed as a clerical worker for the Social Security Administration in Towanda.  She enjoyed time spent gardening, enjoyed flowers, loved animals and time spent crocheting and knitting.  She left surviving, her husband, Edward Arnold, at home; children, George Kugler of Center Valley, Robert Kugler of Hamburg, Mitchell Kugler of Bethlehem, Debra Fisher of Center Valley, Edward Arnold of Standing Stone, Larry Arnold of Mercur Hill; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, John (Jack) Kugler and one great-grandchild.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held today (Thursday, Jan. 31) at 10 a.m. in SS Peter’s and Paul’s Catholic Church in Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald Hughes as celebrant.  Interment will follow in SS Peter’s and Paul’s Cemetery.  Friends and family called on Wednesday evening, Jan. 30 at McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, from 7 to 9 p.m.

KELLY - BEIRNE, HELEN (BESSIE),  Helen Elizabeth (Bessie) Kelly Beirne, 92 of Towanda died November 22, 1986 at her home in Liberty Corners following a period of deteriorating health. Born November 24, 1893 in Overton, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Helen Elizabeth Hannon Kelly.  She was a graduate of Robert Packer School of Nursing in 1916 and served in World War I and met her husband, the late Col. John F. Beirne in Ft. Meade.  She was very active in various community affairs and was the author of a book, “In the Beginning”, which was published in 1974.  She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Patrick (Helen Elizabeth) Barrett of Towand and Virginia Beirne of Anchorage, AK; sons, Dr. Michael Beire of Anchorage, AK, Professor O. Thomas Beirne of Anchorage, AK, Dr. Daniel J. Beirne of Melbourne, FL, Atty Robert J. Beirne of Athens and Patrick I. Beirne of Towanda; 32 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; brother, Martin Kelly of Towanda and sister, Kelly Blend of Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A funeral mass was celebrated November 25 at SS Peter and Paul’s Church in Towanda.  Interment will be in the Parish Cemetery with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  Arrangements were by Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda.  The family requests that memorials be directed to the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing Education Fund in Sayre in Mrs. Beirne’s memory.  (TGR Nov. 27, 1986)

DONALD F. KELLY, 67, of Athens RR 2 (Litchfield Township) formerly of Willow St., Athens, died early Tuesday morning, Nov. 30, 1993, at the Cortland Nursing home, Cortland, N.Y.  Born June 3, 1926, in Jersey City, N.J., he was a son of the late John Lawrence and Ethel Baker Kelly Sr.  Donald was a graduate of Towanda High school and was employed by the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens for 43 years until his retirement in June 1988.  He was a former member of Diahoga Hose Co., No. 6, Athens, and the Sayre Sportsman’s Club.  Surviving are: a daughter, Phyllis Campbell of Athens RR 2; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Richard Giese of Homer, N.Y.; a son, Leo P. Kelly of Rome RR 2; a sister Patricia Saddler of Tennessee; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Robyn Kelly, in 1988, and by a brother, John L. “Jack” Kelly Jr., in 1988.  The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, Dec. 4, at 11:30 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Loch, pastor of SS. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda, officiating.  Interment will be in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, North Towanda Township.  –Towanda Daily Review.

JOHN L. ‘JACK’ KELLY, 63, of 304 Pine St., Towanda, died late Monday evening, Nov. 28, 1988 at his home.  Born Feb. 17, 1925 in Jersey City, N.J., he was a son of John L. and Ethel Baker Kelly.  John was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1942.  On Aug. 14, 1944, he married the former Dorothy J. Gorman in Towanda.  Mr. Kelly was employed by Ingersoll-Rand Company, Athens, for several years and was later employed for over 30 years by GTE Sylvania, Towanda, until his retirement.  He was a former member of the Towanda Ambulance Association where he served as a driver for many years.  He was a member of the SS. Peter and Paul Church.  Surviving are his wife, Dorothy J. Kelly, at home; two daughters, Sheila Kelly of Forked River, N.J., and Mrs. William (Rosemary) Robinson of Syracuse; two sons, Daniel Kelly of Rochester, N.Y., and William Kelly of Towanda; five grandchildren, Mary Ann, Michelle and Megan Kelly, Kathleen Robinson and David Robinson; a brother, Donald Kelly of Athens RD 2; a sister, Mrs. William (Patricia) Sadler of Canoga Park, Calif.; an aunt, Mrs. Marie Blend of the senior citizens building, Towanda; an uncle, Martin Kelly of Wyalusing; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, where the Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 8:30 p.m. Thursday evening.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, at the SS Peter and Paul Church in Towanda.  Interment will be in the parish cemetery.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association in care of Mary Henderson, PO Box 428, Sayre, in Mr. Kelly’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MARTIN KELLY, 90, of Troy RD 3, formerly of William Street, Towanda, and Liberty Corners, died early Wednesday morning, April 3, 1991, at the Bradford County Manor.  Born July 26, 1900, in Overton Township, he was a son of the late Daniel and Ella Elizabeth Hannon Kelly.  Martin spent his early years in Overton, attending school at Sugar Ridge, and later lived and worked on the family farm at Spring Lake, In 1920 he moved to Binghamton, where he was employed by the Golan and Murphy Milk Plant for 25 years.  In 1945 he returned to Towanda, where he was employed on the Beirne family farm in Liberty Corners for 19 years.  He was later employed by the Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation in Towanda until his retirement in 1962.  He was a devoted member and worker of SS. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda.  He served as caretaker of SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery and the Sugar Ridge Cemetery for many years.  He also enjoyed traveling extensively in Ireland, Alaska and the rest of the United States.  Mr. Kelly is survived by a sister, Mrs. Marie Blend of Towanda; and also many nieces and nephews, including Betty Barrett, Robert Beirne, Patrick Beirne, Joseph Kipling, Margaret McManus, Donald Kelly and Virginia Beirne.  He is also survived by numerous cousins.  He was preceded in death by two sisters.  Mrs. Joseph (Mary) Kelly Kipling and Mrs. John (Bessie) Beirne; three brothers – Leo, John and James Kelly.  The family will receive friends Saturday morning, April 6, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. at SS Peter and Paul church, Towanda.  Interment will be in the parish cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review.

KIRWAN - Jeanne Kirwan, three years old, daughter of Paul Kirwan, died Wednesday morning at Scanton.  Jeanne's twin sister died about a year ago.  The child is survived by her father, two brothers and three sisters.  The body was brought to Towanda yesterday and interment made in SS. Peter and Paul's cemetery in North Towanda. RHW.Towanda Daily Review May 1932.

KOSS - Richard L. "Dick" Koss, 83, of 104 Wilmot Drive, Towanda, Pa., died Saturday evening, Feb. 23, 2008, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Born Dec. 6, 1924 in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of the late Aloysius F. Koss and Marie Janowsky Koss. "Dick" as he was known by his family and friends was a graduate of Catholic Central High School in Detroit, Mich. and attended Notre Dame University. He honorably served his country in the US Navy during World War II, completing his military service on April 4, 1946. On Dec. 30, 1950, he married the former Darlene L. Poplawski in Berkley, Mich. He later graduated from Michigan State University where he received his degree in Metallurgical Engineering. Dick was employed by the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Mich. for a number of years and in October of 1954 he moved to Towanda, Pa. to become employed by Sylvania Electric Products, remaining there for 32 years until his retirement in September of 1986. He was a member of the SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Towanda where he served as a lector, the Knights of Columbus Towanda Council 3915, Towanda Assembly No. 975 and Beirne Webster VFW Post No. 1568. He is survived by: his wife of 57 years, Darlene L. Koss at home; his children, John Robert Koss and his wife Susan Koss of Easton, Pa., Gregory Lawrence Koss and his wife Ann Young Koss of Milford, Mich., Christopher Richard Koss of Westchester, Ohio, Richard Joseph Koss of Gladwin, Mich., Cynthia Elizabeth Lance of Granada Hills, Calif., James Paul Koss of Loris, S.C., Todd Jeffery Koss and Angie Strickland Koss of Towanda; eight grandchildren, Michael, Nicolette, Andrew, Jason, Teresa, Brittany, Aliesha, Joseph and Todd; four great grandchildren, Maria, Evan, Rebekah, and Stephen; two brothers, Aloysius Koss of Redford, Mich. and Arthur Koss of Livonia, Mich.; a sister, Winifred Clogg of Marietta, Ga.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: two sisters, Geraldine Shovein and Barbara Miliron, and by two brothers, Robert and James Koss. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A Recitation of the Rosary will be held Thursday evening at the funeral home.  A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third St., Towanda, Pa. Interment will follow in SS Peter & Paul Cemetery, N. Towanda, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 106 Third St., Towanda, Pa. 18848, in memory of Richard L. Koss. -Published in the Towanda Daily Review on 2/26/2008.

LENOX Anthony J. "Tony" Lenox, 86, of Towanda RR3 (Towanda Twp.), Pa., died
Thursday, April 15, 2010 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Miriam and Donald Burgess in Sheshequin Twp., Pa.  Born Nov. 8, 1923, in Towanda, Pa., he was the son of the late Raymond Lenox and Sarah "Sadie" DUFFEE Lenox.  Tony was a graduate of St. Agnes High School in Towanda, class of 1941. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater.  On Nov. 30, 1946, he married the former Margaret McCRACKEN at SS Peter and Paul Rectory in Towanda.  Tony was employed by GTE Sylvania for over 34 years until his retirement in 1986.  He was a member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Towanda. Tony's life was his family and his home.  Surviving are: his wife, Margaret Lenox, at home; his children, Robert J. Lenox and his wife, Virginia of Syracuse, N.Y., Miriam L. Burgess and her husband, Donald of Towanda, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Cragle and her husband, Michael, Michael Lenox and his wife, Jennifer, David Burgess, Anne Barlow and her husband, Matt, Mary Bennett and her husband, David, Alan Burgess and his wife, Brie, Laura Lenox and her fiancé, Dana Dietz; six great-grandchildren, Callie Cragle, Henry Barlow, Brian Lenox, Lex Anthony Cragle, Elsa Barlow, and Daniel BENNETT; his brothers and sisters-in-law, James "Jim" and Rose Lenox of Wysox, Pa., Joseph and Marie Lenox of Towanda; several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Michael Lenox in 1966 and several brothers and sisters.  A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday April 19, at SS Peter and Paul Church, Third St., Towanda. There are no calling hours.  Interment will be in the SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, N. Towanda Twp., Pa.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to SS Peter and Paul Church, 106 Third St., Towanda, PA 18848; or to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Anthony J. Lenox's memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  April 17, 2010, Towanda Daily Review

ANNA ELIZABETH LYNCH, 77, of Vestal, N.Y., formerly of Towanda and Sayre, Pa., died Tuesday morning, Jan. 28, 1997, at the Vestal Nursing Center in Vestal.  Born Oct. 15, 1919, in Towanda she was a daughter of the Edward and Sylvia McNeal Lynch.  Anna was a graduate of St. Agnes High School in Towanda, and Marywood College.  She was employed as a lab chemist by Sylvania Electric in Towanda for over 30 years.  Anna was a member of the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre, and its Altar and Rosary Society.  She was also a member of the Sylvania Women’s Club.  Surviving are: four nephews, Thomas Schrader of Sayre, Steven Schrader of Sayre, John Schrader of Sayre, and Richard Hollenback of Wysox, Pa.; six nieces, Jean Lyons of Endicott, N.Y., Deborah Hubish of Sayre, Cindy Burton of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Mary Kay Hughes of Mountain Top, Pa., Ruth Ploutz of Denver, Colo., Mary Lou Giananni, New Orleans, Lou.; and numerous great nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by four sisters, Rose Schrader, Helen Lamberson, Agnes Hollenback, and Mary M. Kemp; and a nephew, Robert Hollenback.  The family will receive friends on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Alteri Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre.  Interment will follow in S.S. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

LYNCH –MARY M. ‘PEGGY’ LYNCH KEMP, 74, of 209 Roberts Road, Wesley Village, Pittston, Pa., formerly of Towanda died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1996, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre.  Born Aug. 18, 1922, in Towanda she was a daughter of the late Edward and Sylvia M. McNeal Lynch.  “Peggy” was a graduate of St. Agnes High School, Towanda.  She was employed by Schotts Optical in Duryea, Pa. for many years.  Surviving are a daughter, Mary L. Ginanni of New Orleans, La.; two grandchildren, Richard Ginanni of Wilkes-Barre and Gayle Ginani of Kingston, Pa.; a great-grandchild, Marisa Ginanni; a sister, Anna Lynch of Vestal; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by three sisters.  Rose Schraeder, Helen Lambertson and Agnes Hollenback.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Dec. 28, 1996, at 1 p.m. at the SS. Peter and Paul Church, Third Street, Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald Hughes as celebrant.  The family will receive friends Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  Interment will be in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, North Towanda.  –Towanda Daily Review.

LYNCH, Dr. Died on the morning of August 18th,1987 at the skilled nursing unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda following an illness of several months. Born on March 28th, 1892 in Overshot (Towanda township) he was a son of Patrick and Mary Hourihan Lynch. Dr. Lynch obtained his formal schooling at Luthers Mills and after graduating from Luthers Mills High School, entered Mansfield Normal School, Now Mansfield University, to prepare for a career in teaching. His Course at Mansfield covered three years, but Dr. Lynch completed it in town years and still had time to take part in athletics. After graduating from Mansfield, he taught school for several years at Lat Port, Sullivan County becoming a principal there. During that period of teaching he came to realize that he would be a happier and perhaps go further in another career.
 Because of his love and interest in animals, he enrolled in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia.
 In the meantime the US had become involved in World War I and Dr. Lynch enlisted in the Army. Because the army needed trained veterinarians, he was permitted to complete his studies at the university before he began his military training.
 After receiving his diploma, he was assigned to the Vet Company $1 and sent to a base at Chattanooga, Tenn. After the Armistice in Nov 11, 1918, he returned home to become associate with Dr. Leslie G Marshall, and after several months he began his own practice which continued for 60 years.
 Dr. Lynch came from a farm background and posses a common interest with those he served. He understood their problems and they had confidence in him. On March 4th 1946 he married former Maxine Streevy.
 Dr. Lynch possessed a sharp sense of humor and was very compassionate, having an in-grained sympathy with animals , large and small he treated.
 In 1946 Dr. Francis Sullivan joined Dr. Lynch in practice of veterinary medicine, and in developing harness race horses, and has long since operated his own establishment on Plank Road.
 Dr . Lynch raced in various county fairs in Pennsylvania and New York state. He received the Paul Harris Fellowship award, presented by the Towanda Rotary Club on Jun 21, 1982, and was made an honorary member of the Towanda Rotary.
 Dr. Lynch possessed countless friends and was greatly admired and respected by people of all walks of life.
 He was a member of the SS. Peter and Paul , Towanda Knights of Columbus Council #3915, The Towanda Country Club, Towanda American Legion Post #42, and was also an honorary member of the WW I Last Man's Club.
 Survivors include : his wife, Maxine Streevy Lynch; a brother Dr. Raymond Lynch of Mansfield: several nephews, Patrick Lynch of Northumberland, Robert Lynch of New York City, Richard Lynch of Mansfield, Robert Hastings of Little Meadows and Paul Hasting of Vestal, NY and a niece Mrs.. Gerald (Marie) Shaughnessy of Appalaechin, NY. Also a nephew Matt Hastings, of Vestal, NY.
 Three brothers and Two sisters predeceased him: Edward, Francis and Philip Lynch and Belle Hastings and Mame Lynch.
 A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday 11:30 at SS Peter & Paul Church, Towanda.
 Internment will be in the SS Peter & Paul Cemetery with the Towanda American Legion Post # 42 according military honors. The family will received friends Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Maryott-Bowan Funeral home, 217 York Ave. Towanda.
 The family will provide their own flowers and request that memorials be directed to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main Street, Towanda or to the skilled nursing unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa 18838 in Dr. Lynch's memory.
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