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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

EUGENE S. SAGE, 65, of 214 E. McCann’s Blvd., Elmira Heights, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 1949.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Julia Hawley of Endicott, Mrs. Mary Thompson, Mrs. Lucille Paladino, both of Elmira Heights; sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Heavener of Towanda, Pa., Mrs. Fred Barneclow of Oklahoma; brother, Herman Sage of Powell, Pa.; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  The body is at the family home where funeral will be held Saturday 8 a.m. and 9 at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Elmira Heights.  St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, North Towanda.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/1/1949

 

SAMMONS Paul T. Sammons

age 86, died on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at Elcor Nursing Center in Horseheads, N.Y. Paul was born in Towanda, Pa., on Dec. 17, 1926, to the late Charles and Josephine (Kelly) Sammons, the youngest of 10 children. Paul was challenged from the beginning, born prematurely and with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy, but against the odds of his time he lived and worked independently for many years, retiring from the Towanda School District after 25 years of service as a custodian. Paul was a peaceful and soft spoken man, always having a smile on his face. In addition to his beloved parents, Paul was predeceased by his siblings and their spouses, Mary (Jim) Beirne, Agnes (Dick) McMahon, Teresa, Genevieve, Charles (Kitty), Rita (Walt) Marlowe, Josephine (Harold) Foster and Reverend Joseph Sammons; brother-in-law, John Fries. Paul is survived by his sister, Regina Fries of Endicott, N.Y.; also many nieces and nephews, including Kathy, Dan, Matt and Megan Lane of Endicott, N.Y., who had the pleasure of looking after Paul in recent years and sharing many memorable holiday and birthday celebrations with him. The family wishes to thank the staff of Maple Creek Valley at Elcor for the kindness and care given to Paul during his time with them and also the staff of Care First for the additional supportive care given to Paul over the last two months. A very special thank you to Marsha Zwierlein, who has been a devoted friend to Paul over the years.A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday at Church of the Epiphany, 304 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa. Burial will be in Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery, Towanda, Pa. The family will receive friends at church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday. Arrangements are being made by the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 E. Main St., Endicott, N.Y.  Towanda Daily Review – September 13, 2013

 

JOHN MICHAEL SAXON, 51 of Towanda, Pa. died Tuesday morning, July 15, 2003 at Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township, Pa.  He was born Dec. 25, 1951 in Towanda a son of the late Joel Adelbert Saxon and A. Marjorie Gowin Saxon.  John was a veteran of the Vietnam conflict and Persian Gulf War having served in the U.S. Army for 20 years.  He was employed by the Commonwealth Telephone Company from 1991 until October 2001 when declining health no longer permitted him to continue working.  John enjoyed bowling, golf and car racing.  Surviving are his daughter, Susie Alice Saxon of Towanda; his brothers, Joel Saxon of Spring Lake, James E. Saxon of Waverly, N.Y., Jeffrey Saxon of Spring Lake; sisters, Mary Anne Wasiewicz of West Palm Beach, Fla., Nancy Brown and her husband Jerry Brown of Liberty Corners, Pa., Martha Knowles and her husband, Clifford Knowles of Franklindale, Pa., Karen O’Hart and Richard Brown of Georgia; a sister-in-law Betty Saxon of Texans; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Young Sin Cho Saxon on Nov. 22, 1993; a brother Charles Saxton; sisters, Dorene Vanderpool and her husband, Mose Vanderpool, Florence “Flo” Saxon and Eva Christine McElwee.  A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 19, 2003 at 2 p.m. at SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, North Towanda Township with the Rev. Ronald Hughes officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  There will be no calling hours.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Continuing Education Fund for Susie A. Saxon in care of Citizens and Northern Bank, 428 Main St., Towanda, Pa. in John Saxon’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

SCHMIEG –MARGARET ‘PEGGY’ ARCESI, 79, Waverly, died May 30, 1995, after an extended illness.  Born August 2, 1915, in Towanda, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Maud Bennett Schmieg and the wife of Louis Arcesi.  She was a member of the St. James Catholic Church in Waverly.  She and her husband owned and operated Lou’s Auction House on Broad Street in Waverly for 30 years and did many charity auctions, which was one of her many enjoyments of life.  Surviving besides her husband of 52 years, at home, are; one daughter, Connie Albright, Chesapeake, VA; four sons, Joseph Arcesi, Athens, Robert Arcesi, Towanda, James Arcesi, Grandbury, TX and Michael Arcesi, Vero Beach, FL; one sister, Mrs. Rose Fulkerson, Canton; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents and her granddaughter, Cathy L. Arcesi.  A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 1 at St. James Catholic Church, Waverly with the Rev. Thomas Watts, pastor of the church, as celebrant.  Interment was in the SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Towanda.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Lukner Funeral Home, Waverly.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

SHAFFER Edwin Eugene Shaffer
83, of Towanda RR 5, Rome Twp., Pa., died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010, at his home following an extended illness. Edwin was born in Sayre, Pa., on Aug. 7, 1927, the son of the late Nathan O. Shaffer and Adelaide Ambs Shaffer. He worked on the family farm until his retirement. Edwin was a member of the Athens Area Senior Citizens and was a former member of the Towanda Pilots Association. Edwin enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and traveling. He is survived by: his children, Mary Shaffer and Timothy Dunn of Towanda RR 5, Francis (Denise) Shaffer of Towanda RR 5, and Kathleen (Thomas) Bellinger of Waverly, N.Y.; grandchildren, Adam Shaffer of Towanda RR 5, Jason Shaffer of Towanda RR 5, Aubree Fruscello of Fayetteville, N.C., Kara Fruscello of Charleston, S.C., Meggan (Josh) Correll of Fayetteville, N.C., Stefanie Bellinger of Waverly, N.Y., and Jeffrey Bellinger of Chemung, N.Y.; great-granddaughter Miah Correll of Fayetteville, N.C.; brother Martin (Virginia) Shaffer of Powell; sisters-in-law, Jean Rowe of Sayre, Christine Shaffer of Liberty Corners, Ellen Shaffer of Towanda, Alice Grenell of Towanda, Marian (Wayne) Davidson of Towanda, Theresa (George) Kingsley of Granville Summit, Anna Price of Nichols, N.Y., and Lucille (Francis) Watkins of Powell; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; as well as special companion of 28 years, Louise Tucker, and her children, Larry (Lois) Brown and Robert (Sharon) Brown. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Rose E. Rittell Shaffer on April 14, 1982; brothers Francis, Edward, Richard and Raymond Shaffer; and by an infant Sister, Geraldine. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Jeffrey Wilkinson officiating. Interment will follow in the SS Peter & Paul Cemetery, N. Towanda Twp., Pa. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840, in Edwin's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, August 26, 2010

 

SHOMOSKA  Nellie A. "Angela" Miller

Nellie (Angela) A. Miller, 99, of North Towanda, Pa., died Friday afternoon, July 8, 2011 at her home.  Born Aug. 27, 1911, in Jersey City, N.J., she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Zagoiska) Szafronowska Shomoska. Nellie attended St. Agnes School and was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill in her early years.   A communicant of S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, she is survived by five daughters, Mary K. (James) Patterson of Athens, Pa., Patricia (Russell) Sherbondy of Hagerstown, Md., Barbara of Towanda, Rose (Donald) Altman of Gettysburg, Pa., Helen A. of Towanda; and two sons, William of Potterville, Pa., and George of Boston, Mass. She is also survived by her 14 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and a niece and nephew.  Nellie was preceded in death by her husband, George, on June 23, 1963, and her two sisters, Anna Alloway Chaffee and Rose Lewis.  A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Towanda, Pa. Interment will be in the S.S. Peter and Paul Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be directed to St. Agnes School, 102 Third Street, Towanda, PA 18848, in Nellie A. Miller's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., is assisting Nellie's family with arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review – July 10, 2011

 

SICK RICHARD A.
Sullivan Review July 2, 1965
Richard A. Sick of Towanda RD 2 (Airport Road) died Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Tioga General Hospital in Waverly following a stroke that he suffered at his home during the morning. His age was 67. Mr. Sick, very well known and highly regarded throughout this area, was born at Overton, son of the late George and Flora Rohe Sick. He and his brothers operated the Sick Brothers Farm on the Towanda Flats for over 40 years. A number of times they were cited for their outstanding corn production. Two years ago he retired as clerk at the State Store here after being employed there for 25 years. He was a member of the SS. Peter and Paul Church here; its Holy Name Society, and the Towanda Council of the Knights of Columbus.  Surviving are his wife, Ethel M., at home; a son, Richard Jr. of Apalachin, N.Y.; two daughters, Mrs. Francis L. McNeal and Mrs. Joann Bennett, both of Towanda; two brothers, Robert W. of Towanda RD 2 and Raymond H. of Monroeton; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A solemn High Mass of Requiem will be conducted at SS. Peter and Paul Church here Saturday morning at 9:30 o’clock. Interment will be in the SS. Peter and Paul cemetery, North Towanda. Submitted by Carol Brotzman

SMILEY -  Penny Smiley Farley, 55, of 117 Ward Avenue, Towanda, Pa., diedMarch 6, 2009 at home, with her family.  Penny was born May 18, 1953 at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Meshoppen Township, Pa., the daughter of Rodney Smiley and Esther Jane Keeney Smiley. She graduated from Wyalusing High School class of 1971.  After graduation Penny began a career with Serve Inc. that lasted twenty-seven years. She was a part of the management team that guided Serve and saw it grow from a small sheltered workshop in Wysox to the state of the art facility the corporation now owns in Monroeton. For the past nine years Penny has been employed by Bradford County, most recently as the Community Service Coordinator in the probation department.  On Oct. 22, 1977, Penny married William E. Farley at SS. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in Towanda.  Her main interests in life were her home, her flowers, and her family. Penny's devotion to her family, especially her sister Ann, was unending and admirable. She will long be remembered by a host of friends for her loyalty and kindness.  She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul's Church, Towanda and participated in the activities of the parish.  Penny is survived by: her husband of 31 years, Bill, at home; son, Nicholas and Jennifer Farley of Wysox; daughter Brenda Farley and Danny Johnson of Towanda; a grandson, Bodi Eugene Johnson; her sister and brother -in-law; Debbie and Tony Kolodziej, of Wyalusing; brother and sister-in-law; David and Chris Smiley of Wyalusing; nieces: Britney Kolodziej and Sammi Jo Smiley; nephews: Bryan Kolodziej and Justin Smiley.  Also surviving are her mother-in-law, Mary "Jean" Farley of Towanda; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert "Mike" and Cindy Farley of Easton, Pa., John "Jack" and Margie Calaman of New York City, NY, Elizabeth "Bettie Kay" and Steve Gonzales of Cicero, NY, JoAnne and David Conklin of Ridgebury Lake, Henry G. Farley of Sayre, Patricia and Richard Meredith of Duluth, GA, Mark and Mary Lou Calaman of Cottonwood Heights UT, Richard and Tammy Farley, Towanda, Donald and Margaret Farley, Baltimore, MD, Thomas Calaman and Joy Grace, Athens, Timothy Farley of North Towanda, and Tami Farley, Towanda, and several nephews and a niece.  Penny was predeceased by her father, Rodney Smiley, on April 10, 1978; her mother, Esther Jane Smiley Hope, on March 22, 2002; her step-father, James Hope, on July 1, 2004; her sister, Ann Smiley, on Feb. 8, 2008 and her father-in-law, Robert D. Farley, on April 10, 1998.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at SS. Peter and Paul's Church on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Family plot at SS. Peter and Paul's Cemetery, N. Towanda Twp., Pa.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review 7 March, 2009.   memorial contributions may be directed to the Nancy Quatrini Fund, care of the Oncology Department, Guthrie Clinic, Sayre, PA 18840, or to Saint Agnes School, 102 Third Street, Towanda, PA 18848 in Penny's memory.

 

SOPER Elmer F. Soper

aged 52, died at his home on Mechanic street, Towanda, at noon Tuesday, March 25.  He is survived by the following brothers: Robert Soper of Philadelphia, Charles Soper of Newark, NY and Edward at home; also a sister, Mrs. Hannah Mosley of Pigelia, Ga.  Funeral announcement will be made later.  The Daily Review- March 26, 1930. 

 

SOPER  Elmer F

Funeral services for the late Elmer F. Soper of Mechanic street, who died Tuesday, will be held Friday morning at 9:30 o'clock at SS. Peter and Paul church.  The deceased is survived by the following brothers: Matthew and Robert Soper of Philadelphia, Charles Soper of Newark, NY and Edward at home; also a sister, Mrs. Hannah Mosley of Pigelia, Ga.  Interment will be in the Catholic cemetery in North Towanda.  Submitted by Reva Howard Wagner.  Towanda Daily Review March 27, 1930.  NOTE:  Elmer was a veteran of the Spanish-American- 19th Infantry.   

 

SPENCER CLEONE M. SPENCER BURCHILL

70, wife of Donald J. Burchill of Towanda died Friday evening, Feb. 28, 1992 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born March 7, 1921 in Towanda she was a daughter of the late Jay R. and Minnie Williams Spencer Sr.  Cleone was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1939 and was employed by the Commonwealth Telephone Company in Towanda for 42 years.  She was a member of the Towanda First Presbyterian Church and enjoyed traveling and reading in her leisure time.  Surviving are her husband, Donald J. Burchill at home; four daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Merle Smith of Burlington; Donna and Michael Sponheimer of Glenburnie, Md.; Dorothy and Donald Dodge of Towanda; Barbara and Stephen Shortall of Philadelphia; a daughter, Berneda Dawson of Croydon, Pa.; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jay Spencer Jr. of Towanda; Elwood Spencer of Apopka, Fla.; two sisters, Berneda Daly of Towanda; Janice Bartlet of Aurora, Colo.; two aunts, Florence McNeal of Macedonia; Louise Williams of Tunkhannock; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Alberta Spencer.  The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 1992 at the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth J. Lynde, her pastor officiating.  Interment will be in SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, Towanda.  Friends who wish may direct memorials to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, Pa. in Cleone M. Burchill’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

STEHLE Felix C-veteran civil engineer, died yesterday morning at 1:30 o’clock at his home at 612 Bridge St. He had been in failing health ever since his retirement four years ago. Mr. Stehle was born in New York City, May 18, 1872. He graduated from Manhattan College in New York, being a member of its first class in engineering. On October 27, 1902, he married in Philadelphia Miss Mary Espy of Towanda who at that time was teaching in the schools of Orange, NJ. For ten years following their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Stehle made their home in New York City. Mr. Stehle being associated with the American Bridge Co of Brooklyn. In 1912 he took a position as general bridge inspector for the Lehigh Valley Railroad Co, he and Mrs. Stehle moved to Towanda, occupying the lovely Espy residence on Bridge Street hill which has been their home ever since. He held the position of Lehigh bridge inspector until his retirement in 1941, working out of the company’s Bethlehem office.  Quiet and retiring by nature, Felix Stehle took intense pleasure in his home, literature, good music and flowers. His love for music was shared by his older daughter, Adelaide, a talented violinist, and her sudden death a few years ago was a heavy blow to him. He was a life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a member of New York Council No 124, Knights of Columbus. Mr. Stehle is survived by his wife; a daughter, Katrina, who is Mrs. Edson Barnes of Towanda and two grandchildren. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at the SS Peter and Paul Church.

STEPHENSON - Rita D. Stephenson Fairchild, 78, of Towanda, Pa., died Sunday, May 3, 2009, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township, Pa.  Rita was born March 20, 1931, in Binghamton, N.Y., the daughter of the late Stephen and Julia PETRANY Stephenson. She was a graduate of Binghamton Central High School in Binghamton, N.Y., class of 1948, and the Wilson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Binghamton.  Rita began her career in nursing with the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Township and continued with the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre and Memorial Hospital in North Towanda, where she retired as assistant director of nursing following her years of service.  She was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Towanda and served as a volunteer for the Towanda Area Clergy Organization. Rita loved spending time with her family and friends, gardening, baking and completing crafts.  She is survived by her children, Roberta Snyder and her husband, Ernest Snyder, of Tunkhannock, Pa., Stephen Fairchild of Sugar Run, Pa., Paul Joseph Fairchild of Towanda and Charles Myer Fairchild of Boise, Idaho; her granddaughters, Liza Snyder Peralta and her husband, Joseph Peralta, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Sarah Caoilfhionn Fairchild of Towanda; her great-grandchildren, Mikey Miller, Lily Miller, Joseph J. Peralta and Mia Peralta; her sisters, Marie Slodki of Cupertino, Calif., Joan Harmon and her husband, Jack Harmon, of Phoenix, and Therese Marchell and her husband, Tom, of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; her brother, James Stephenson and his wife, Sandi Stephenson, of Surprise, Ariz.; her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Genevieve Fairchild Parsons and Llewellyn Parsons of Endicott, N.Y.; brothers-in-law Thomas J. Fairchild of Towanda and Richard P. Fairchild of Towanda; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Fairchild, on Aug. 16, 1991, and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ann Fairchild VanNess and Claude VanNess.  A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda. Interment will be in SS Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery, North Towanda.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848, or to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848, in Rita D. Stephenson Fairchild's memory.  Reva Wagner, Daily Review 05 May 2009.

STREEVY –MAXINE STREEVY LYNCH, 85, widow of Dr. Walter P. Lynch, of 400 Fourth St., Towanda, died Friday morning, April 15, 1994, at the Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, Pa.  Mrs. Lynch had been a guest at the Lewisburg United Methodist Home since March 11, 1994.  Born May 14, 1908 in Forks Township, Sullivan County, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Myra Rineboldt Streevy.  Maxine was a graduate of the Dushore High School, class of 1926, and was the last survivor of her class.  She later graduated from Syracuse University.  Mrs. Lynch specialized as a lab technician and was employed by various hospitals in the Syracuse and Elmira areas.  On March 4, 1946, she married Dr. Walter P. Lynch.  He preceded her in death on Aug. 18, 1987.  Maxine possessed a great love for animals, especially her cat, Amos.  She also loved horses and attended many fairs throughout Pennsylvania and New York state where she enjoyed watching her husband participate in harness horse races.  Maxine was also an enthusiastic fan of the New York Yankees baseball team.  Mrs. Lynch was an avid bridge player, belonging to various clubs and was a member of the Towanda 20th Century Club.  A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 18, 1994, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Richard J. Loch, officiating.  Interment will be in the SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Towanda.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  A prayer service will be held at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Steven Edminston officiating.  It is requested that flowers be omitted and that memorials may be directed to the Towanda Little League, c/o Paul Manchester, RR 1, Church Hill Drive, Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. Maxine Streevy Lynch’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

SULLIVAN –EILEEN SULLIVAN PEPPER, 83, wife of Elton L. Pepper, of 15 Henry St., Towanda, died Thursday evening, Feb. 12, 1998, at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Feb. 18, 1914, in Towanda, she was a daughter of the late Frank C. and Ellen Nash Sullivan.  Eileen was a graduate of St. Agnes High School, Towanda, class of 1931, and Mansfield University, where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education.  On Aug. 21, 1937, she married Elton L. Pepper of Monroeton.  Mr. and Mrs. Pepper made their home in Monroeton for many years and for the past 13 years resided in Towanda.  Mrs. Pepper taught in the Towanda Area Schools for several years.  She was a member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Towanda, the Altar and Rosary Society and the Pennsylvania Retired Teachers Association.  She is survived by her husband, Elton L. Pepper, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael G. and Susan F. Pepper of Houston, Texas; a son, John E. Pepper of Allentown, Pa.; two grandsons, Thomas D. Pepper and Terrance M. Pepper, both of Houston, Texas; a brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Francis C. and Dorothy C. Sullivan of Towanda RR3; a sister and brother-in-law, Loretta and Thomas Perkoski of Conneaut, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Archer of Towanda and Margaret Kerwan of Alexandria, Va.  The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  A vigil prayer service will be held Sunday afternoon at the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, at 11 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Towanda.  Interment will follow in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, North Towanda Township.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FRANCIS C. SULLIVAN, DVM, 87, a well-known veterinarian and resident of Towanda RR 3, Towanda Township, Pa., died Monday afternoon June 23, 2003 at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy, Pa.  Born on Nov. 14, 1915 in Towanda, Francis was the only son of the late Francis C. Sullivan and Ellen Nash Sullivan.  Francis attended St. Agnes School in Towanda and was a graduate of Towanda High School.  He continued his education at Auburn University in Alabama, where he received his degree in Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Sullivan was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of major.  In 1942, Dr. Sullivan married the former Dorothy “Dot” Cottle and lived in Myrtle Beach, S.C., until 1946 when they moved to Towanda to make their home.  In early years, Dr. Sullivan was associated with the late Dr. Walter Lynch in Towanda.  Later, Dr. Sullivan opened his own practice on Plank Road in Towanda Township, where he continued until the time of his death.  He was a member of the S.S. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda.  Other memberships included the American Quarter Horse Association, Arabian Horse Association, the Susquehanna Valley Whips and Wheels, the American Trotter’s Association, Troy Horseman’s Association, the American Appaloosa Association, the International Horseman’s Association, Knights of Columbus, Towanda Council, and the Quarry Glen Club.  Dr. Sullivan loved all animals, especially horses, and would go anywhere to care for animals in need.  Surviving are his brother-in-law, Elton Pepper of Towanda, and several nieces and nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Cottle Sullivan, on Jan. 16, 2000, four sisters, Mary Archer, Margaret Kerwan, Eileen Pepper and Loretta Perkoski.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, June 27, at 10 a.m. at S.S. Peter and Paul Cemetery, North Towanda Township, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, Pa. in Dr. Francis C. Sullivan’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FRANCIS J. ‘SHANG’ SULLIVAN, age 84, well-known former resident of Macedonia, Towanda RR 2 died Sunday afternoon, Oct. 15, 2000 at the Bradford County Manor.  Born May 22, 1916 on Morley Hill, Rome Township, he was a son of the late John L. and Alice Homan Sullivan.  Francis attended elementary school in Ulster and Macedonia and was a graduate of Towanda High School, class of 1934.  In that same year he assumed the operation of the present family farm in Macedonia, while he continued until his retirement in 1980.  In January of 1942 he married the former Mary McCarthy, who preceded him in death on September 10, 1982.  Francis was vice-president and former secretary of Eastern Milk Producers and made many trips to New York City on the Black Diamond, negotiating milk contracts through the years.  He was an active member of the Towanda Area School Board during the 1950s, served as the Democratic Bradford County chairman and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Towanda Gun Club.  Francis was a member of S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Towanda; Wysox Volunteer Fire Department and Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191.  In 19889, Francis was honored by being inducted into the Voter’s Hall of Fame for voting in 50 consecutive elections.  Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law; James L. And Connie Sullivan of Monroeton, Raymond F. and Shirley Sullivan of Horseheads, N.Y. and John M. and Christine Sullivan of Wysox; a son, Walter P. Sullivan of Lansdale, Pa.; seven grandchildren; Maureen, Staci, Kimberly, Timothy, Shawn, J.B. and Erin Sullivan; a great-grandson; Trevor Makenzie Cretell; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Anne Sullivan of Macedonia; a sister, Margaret Murphy of Geneva, N.Y.; and two special nieces; Mary Alice Sullivan of Macedonia and Katherine Barrett of Athens.  He was also preceded in death by a son, Thomas, in 1969; three sisters, Mary Helen Thomas, Loretta Perry and Florence Regan; and a brother, John P. Sullivan.  The family will receive friends Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda will hold a memorial service Wednesday evening at 6:45 p.m. at the funeral home.  A Vigil Prayer Service will be held Wednesday evening at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000 at 10 a.m. at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda with the Rev. Ronald Hughes, pastor as celebrant.  Interment will follow in S.S. Peter & Paul Cemetery, North Towanda.  The family will provide its own flowers and suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the State Road Cemetery for restoration in care of S.S. Peter and Paul Church, 106 Third St., Towanda, Pa. in Mr. Sullivan’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

GISELA ANN SUPRICK, 14, of Towanda RR2, Asylum Township, died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at her home. Born Nov. 10, 1988, in Chialon, Chile, Gisela was the daughter of Karen Bayait Suprick and the late Curt Suprick, who adopted her at 13 months old and brought her to the United States. Gisela was a student at the Towanda Middle School. She was involved in Forensics and Children's Chorus. Gisela loved to draw and was very artistically talented. She was a member of the SS. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, Towanda.  Surviving are; her mother, Karen Suprick of Towanda; her maternal grandfather, Pat Bayait of Towanda; her paternal grandparents, Michael and Jane Suprick of Ransom, Pa.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Aggie Bayait, and four siblings, Curtis Jr., Vanessa, Justin and Lauren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, April 25, 2003, at 10 a.m. at the SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 106 Third St., Towanda, with Rev. John Polednak as celebrant. Interment will be in the SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, North Towanda Township. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, or to Compassionate Friends, P.O. Box 8, Ransom, Pa. 18653, in Gisela's memory. Submitted by Carol Brotzman  -Towanda Daily Review, Apr. 24, 2003.

 

SWEENEY Frederick E. (Bud) Sweeney

87, of Sayre, Pa., died on March 11, 1925, the son of the late Fred E. and Catherine McGuirk Sweeney.  He was a 1943 graduate of Sayre High School, and then served in the U.S. Navy in WWII. He worked at Stroehman Bakeries in Sayre, Pa., until his retirement. He was also a life member of the VFW Post 1536. He was predeceased by his parents, brother, Paul (and Jean) Sweeney, and sister, Maureen Sweeney.  Bud is survived by his sister, Kathleen Sweeney, and brother, John (and Charlotte) of Sayre, Pa., as well as several nieces and nephews.  Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Towanda, Pa., with full military honors.  A Memorial Mass will be held at the church of the Epiphany, Sayre, Pa., at a later date.  Funeral arrangements are being made under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond Street, Sayre, Pa.  Sayre Morning Times – March 14, 2012

 

SWEENEY Maureen A. Sweeney

of Sayre, Pa., died on Wednesday, October 12, 2011.  She was born November 29, 1930 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Fred E. and Catherine M. McGuirk Sweeney.  Maureen graduated from Sayre High School. She received her MS and BS degrees from Elmira College and a library certification from Northampton College. Maureen had been employed as an executive secretary at Marine Midland Bank in Elmira, N.Y., and as Administrative Secretary at the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre. She also taught at Sayre, Athens and SRU high schools. She retired as library director of the Sayre Public Library.  Maureen was a parishioner of Epiphany Church in Sayre, and served as a Eucharistic Minister. She was a member of the choir and the Adoration Chapel. She also volunteered with the AARP Tax Aide program.  Maureen was predeceased by her brother, Paul and his wife, Jean Sweeney, formerly of Elmira, N.Y.  She is survived by her sister, Kathleen Sweeney of Sayre and brothers, John (Charlotte) and Frederick Sweeney, and numerous nieces and nephews.  At Maureen’s request, there are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m., Friday October 14, 2011, at the Epiphany Parish, South Elmer Avenue, Sayre, Pa. Interment will follow in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Towanda, Pa. Contributions may be directed to the charity or organization of one’s choice in Maureen A. Sweeney’s memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri–Bowen Funeral Home, Sayre, Pa.   Sayre Morning Times – October 13, 2011  

 

THOMAS –ELAINE M. BALLARD, 46, of Rome Township, Wysox RD 1, and wife of Peter Ballard, died Wednesday morning April 12, 1989 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following a lengthy illness of cancer.  Born Nov. 13, 1942 in Norwalk, Conn., a daughter of Edward (Joe) Thomas and the late Charlotte Beebe Thomas.  She was a graduate of Norwalk High School, Norwalk, Conn., Class of 1960.  She married Peter Ballard on May 15, 1964 at Fort Riley, Kansas.  Elaine taught second grade religious education at the SS. Peter and Paul Church.  She was associated for many years with the Citizens and Northern Bank.  Elaine’s main interest was in her home and family and she loved all children.  She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul church, Towanda.  Surviving are her husband Peter, a daughter, Theresa, at home; a son, William, at home; a granddaughter, Heather, at home; her father, Edward (Joe) Thomas of Hendersonville, Tenn.; a brother, Robert Thomas of Georgia; paternal grandmother; three nephews and also aunts, uncles and cousins.  Her mother Charlotte Beebe Thomas predeceased her.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at the SS. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda, with a private interment service at the SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery.  There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.  The family will provide their own flowers.  The family requests memorials be directed to Mother Teresa Sisters of Charity, Minneapolis, Minn. or any other charity for children.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, -Towanda Daily Review.

THOMAS –ELAINE M. BALLARD, 46, of Rome Township, Wysox RD 1, and wife of Peter Ballard, died Wednesday morning April 12, 1989 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following a lengthy illness of cancer.  Born Nov. 13, 1942 in Norwalk, Conn., a daughter of Edward (Joe) Thomas and the late Charlotte Beebe Thomas.  She was a graduate of Norwalk High School, Norwalk, Conn. class of 1960.  She married Peter Ballard on May 15, 1964 at Fort Riley, Kansas.  Elaine taught second grade religious education at the SS. Peter and Paul Church.  She was associated for many years with the Citizens and Northern Bank.  Elaine’s main interest was in her home and family and she loved all children.  She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul church, Towanda.  Surviving are her husband Peter, a daughter, Theresa, at home; a son, William, at home; a granddaughter, Heather, at home; her father, Edward (Joe) Thomas of Hendersonville, Tenn.; a brother, Robert Thomas of Georgia; paternal grandmother; three nephews and also aunts, uncles and cousins.  Her mother Charlotte Beebe Thomas predeceased her.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at the SS. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda, with a private interment service at the SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery.  There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.  The family will provide their own flowers.  The family requests memorials be directed to Mother Teresa Sisters of Charity, Minneapolis, Minn. or any other charity for children.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, -Towanda Daily Review.

TRAVIS Nacoma - Nacoma Travis Swatsky, 84, of Rome RR3, Rome Twp., Pa., died
Saturday afternoon, July 10, 2010, at the Sayre House, Sayre, Pa. Born June 12, 1926, in Providence, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Archie and Susie Simpson Travis. Nacoma was a graduate of Sturgis High School, Sturgis, Ky. On Dec. 30, 1944, she married John Swatsky, who preceded her in death on Aug. 22, 2002. Nacoma was employed by the board of education, Piscataway, N.J., as secretary to the assistant superintendent of Pupil Personnel Services for 26 years. Nacoma was a member of SS Peter and Paul Church, Towanda, Pa., the New Jersey Education Association, the New Jersey Retired Secretaries Association, and the River Road Fireman's Ladies Auxiliary, Piscataway, N.J. Nacoma loved fishing in her pond. Surviving are: her daughters, Nellie Swatsky Towers and her husband William of Rome RR 3, Joan N. Willman of Morristown, Tenn., Sandra Lynn Swatsky and partner Tom Bassford of Industry, Maine, and Jennifer S. Bourget and her husband Richard of Bowdoinham, Maine; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a sister, Frances Martinez of Madisonville, Ky., as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Nathaniel Travis, Claude Travis and Boyce Travis, and her sister Mabel Dame. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Friday, July 16, 2010 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 17, 2010 at the funeral home with Pastor David Martin, chaplain of the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., officiating. Interment will follow in SS Peter & Paul Cemetery, N. Towanda Twp., Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Robert Packer Hospital Oncology Dept. 5 Main, Attention Lucinda Wiseman, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840, in Nacoma Travis Swatsky's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, July 13, 2010

 

TURK Patricia T. Guild

of South Dennis, Mass. and Sun City West, Ariz., died suddenly on Oct. 28, 2012 in Phoenix, Ariz. Daughter of the late Agnes Lynch Turk and Andrew Turk, she was born Sayre, on April 17, 1925 and spent her childhood in Athens. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Penn State University where she began a happy and lifelong association with her sisters in the Delta-Gamma sorority. She worked as a journalist at several newspapers on the east coast and later earned her master’s degree in communications from Fairfield University.   Patricia was happily married to Fenton Guild for 52 years and raised four sons. She was a very active mother who was devoted to her family and managed ten family moves to Buffalo, N.Y., Clarence Center, N.Y., Ridgewood, N.J., Athens, Sunnyvale, Calif., Ramsey, N.J., Fairfield, Conn., Sudbury, Mass., South Dennis, Mass. and Sun City West, Ariz.   She was a superb writer and excellent photographer and enjoyed swimming, yoga, golf, travel and a good glass of wine. Patricia was a long time member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic parish in Sun City West, Ariz. and of St Pius X Parish in Yarmouth, Mass. She was very active up to the very end of her life, traveling between Cape Cod and Arizona every six months, attracting and entertaining family members at houses in both locations. She leaves behind her sister, Mary McSparron (Buffalo, N.Y.); four sons, Gregory (Springfield), Richard (Saddle River, N.J.), Robert (Tolland, Conn.) and Michael (Gilroy, Calif.); ten grandchildren, Timothy, Carissa, Jennifer, Kathleen, Kelly, Megan, Matt, Zach, Wes and Meg; two great-grandchildren, Hailey and Ryan; and a host of nieces and nephews and their families.  Patricia was predeceased by her husband Fenton in 2001.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday evening at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  A mass of Christian burial will be held at at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third St., Towanda, followed by burial in the Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery, N. Towanda.   Towanda Daily Review – November 7, 2012

 

VISCHANSKY –MRS. C. R. (HELEN) HARRIS of 428 Second St., Towanda, Pa. died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999 at her home.  She was born in Laquin, Pa. the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Kosta Vischansky.  Helen was a graduate of Towanda High School and in early years was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda and by Remington Rand in Elmira, N.Y.  In 1940 she married C. R. Harris who preceded her in death in August 1961.  Helen was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Towanda.  She is survived by: a sister, Anna Vischansky of Puyallup, Wash.; a brother, Lodge Vischansky of Smithfield, N.C.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Interment will be in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, N. Towanda Township, Pa.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda., Pa.  There are no calling hours.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to SS. Peter and Paul Church, 106 Third St., Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. Harris’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

MICHAEL VISCHANSKY, 78 of 508 Mirabile Lane, Baltimore, Md. died Monday, Nov. 10, 1997 at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, Baltimore.  Born Oct. 11, 1919 in Laquin, Pa. he was a son of the late Michael and Mary Cost VisChansky.  Michael was a graduate of Towanda High School, class of 1940 and a veteran of WW II having served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific.  He was employed as a machinist by the former Glenn L. Martin Co., now known as Lockheed-Martin in Baltimore for many years, retiring in 1976.  Michael was a member of the American Legion and VFW Post in Baltimore.  Surviving are two sisters, Anne Vischansky of Puyallup, Washington, Helen Harris of Towanda; a sister and brother-in-law, Catherine and Kermit Ackley of Elmira, N.Y.; a brother and sister-in-law, Lodge and Kay VisChansky of Smithfield, N.C.; a sister-in-law, Patricia VisChansky of Toronto, Canada; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Julia Coleman and a brother, Peter VisChansky.  A private graveside service will be held at SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, North Towanda Township with the Rev. Ronald Hughes, pastor of SS. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  There are no calling hours.  –Towanda Daily Review

Stella VOLCHINSKY Lynch,
Daily Review Stella Volchinsky Lynch, 86, widow of William C. Lynch of 204 Maple St., Sayre, died Monday morning, Aug. 23, 2004 at the Phoenix Mountain Nursing Home in Phoenix, Ariz. Born Nov. 27, 1917 in McKees Rocks, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Wesley and Loretta Volchinsky. On June 12, 1948, Stella married William C. Lynch in the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre. She was preceded in death by her husband on May 18, 2000. In early years, Stella was employed by the Blue Swan in Sayre. She was later employed by the J.J. Newberry Store in Sayre for many years until her retirement. Stella was a member of the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre. Surviving are: three sons and daughters-in-law, Christopher and Kathleen Lynch of Phoenix, Richard and Maryann Lynch of Pittsburgh and Dennis and Mary Catherine Lynch of Berryville, Va.; three grandsons, Kyle Lynch of Tucson, Ariz., Ryan Lynch of Tempe, Ariz., and Peter Lynch of Pittsburgh; and her brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Alice Volchinsky of Hemet, Calif. She was preceded in death by her sister, Kathryn Volchinsky, in 1997.The family will receive friends Thursday, Aug. 26 from 4-8 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre. A prayer service will be held Friday, Aug. 27 at 9 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre. Interment will follow in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, North Towanda.

 

WALSH Mary Jane Walsh

of Towanda, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Mary Jane was born in Towanda the daughter of James B. Walsh and Mary E. Cole Walsh.  She was a graduate of Towanda High School and was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 38 years until her retirement. She was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, the Sylvania Women's Club and the Sylvania Quarter Century Club.  Surviving are her brother and sister-in-law, James E. and Marie Walsh of Towanda; sister-in-law, Betty Walsh of Rochester, N.Y.; 21 nieces and nephews and several cousins.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Elsie Walsh, brother, Robert Walsh, sisters and brothers-in-law, Patricia and Robert Costello and Marjorie and Lloyd Schmeckenbecher.  A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third St., Towanda with Rev. Edward Michelini, pastor as celebrant.  Interment will be in Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery, North Towanda Twp. at a later date.  The family suggests that contributions be directed to St. Agnes School, 102 Third St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Mary Jane's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. There are no calling hours.   Towanda Daily Review – January 25, 2013

 

WARD –NANCY WARD HARRIGAN, 70, widow of David John Harrigan of 3 Barstow Ave., Towanda, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2005, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born March 9, 1935, in Amityville, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Earl and Elizabeth Taylor Ward.  Nancy was employed by the Towanda Area School District as an administrative assistant to the superintendent until her retirement.  Surviving are four sons, William P. Harrigan of Towanda, Daniel D. Harrigan of Waverly, N.Y., Dennis J. Harrigan of Towanda and Timothy Harrigan of Mooresville, N.C.; daughters-in-law Glenda Harrigan and Mary Harrigan, both of Athens; nine grandchildren, Cole, Wendy, Erin, Matthew, Ashley, Michael, Kelsey, Benjamin and Ely; six great-grandchildren; three sisters and one brother.  She was preceded in death by her husband, David John Harrigan, on Oct. 4, 1993.  A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Richard Barner, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda officiating.  There are no calling hours.  Interment will be in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, North Towanda Township.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

WATTS George Rohde

Elmira Heights: Age 70, born July 7, 1941. George died  at home August 29, 2011. He was predeceased by his parents John Thomas and Ann E. Watts. He is survived by his sister Madonna Gordon, brother Thomas Watts, son and daughter-in-law, Lance and Rosette Watts, stepdaughter Tina Clinton and several nieces and nephews. George is also survived by Lance's mother Lucinda Terwilliger, and Kristy Jo Croman. George worked for the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier in the Elmira area beginning in 1970 and later in administration, retiring after 36 years of service in 2006. Throughout the years, he made many lifelong frinds within the Postal Service,through sports he participated in, and through the many fraternal organizations he was a member of. He was also an avid sports (especially Washington Redskins) fan and golfer, traveling to NCAA football games and basketball tournaments, pro baseball games and training camps and NFL games; and for George, too much golf was not even close to enough. Amidst all of these activities, he also managed to proudly completed his Masters Degree from Elmira College. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, September 8, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to remember George. A short memorial service will take place at the end of calling hours. He will be interred at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Elmira, NY Friday September 9, 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations in Georges name are welcomed to the Chemung County SPCA and The Food Bank of the Southern Tier.   Star Gazette – September 5, 2011  

 

WEBSTER –CATHERINE C. ‘KATE WEBSTER ACE, 78 of RR 3, Towanda, Pa., died Thursday, May 17, 2007, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Born Oct. 16, 1928, at home in Towanda, she was the daughter of the late Daniel F. Webster Sr. and Julia Agnes Jerome Webster.  Catherine was a graduate of St. Agnes High School in Towanda, Class of 1947, and later attended Marywood College in Dallas, Pa.  On July 17, 1948, she married Howard L. Ace at SS Peter & Paul Church in Towanda.  In early years, "Kate," as she was known by her family and friends, was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill, Boyles Five and Dime Store, and Porter's Drug Store, all in Towanda.  She was later employed by Bradford County Day Care in Towanda for many years until her retirement.  Catherine was a devoted member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society in Towanda. Prior to her declining health, Kate was an active bowler in the Towanda area.  Surviving are: her beloved husband of nearly 59 years, Howard L. Ace, at home; daughter, Ann T. Ace, at home; son, Jon J. Ace of Sayre; grandson, Johnathan M. Ace of Moncks Corner, S.C.; sister, Regina Joan Webster of Towanda; sister and brother-in-law, Nora and Robert Smith of Towanda RR 5; brother, Edward Jerry Webster of Towanda; brother and sister-in-law, James and Mary Ann Webster of Florida; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel F. Webster Jr.; a sister, Sabina McLinko; a sister-in-law, Rosanna Webster; and nephews Eric Radney and Christopher Webster.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 Saturday May 19, 2007 at 10 a.m. at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third St. Towanda, Pa.  Interment will be later in S.S. Peter & Paul Cemetery, North Towanda, Pa.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. There are no calling hours.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 106 Third St., Towanda, or to St. Agnes School, 102 Third St., Towanda, or to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. in Catherine's memory.  –Towanda Daily Review 5/18/2007

JAMES J. WEBSTER, 92 of Macedonia, Towanda RR 2 died Friday afternoon April 28 1995 at his home following a brief illness.  Born May 22, 1902 in Long Valley, Franklin Township, Pa. he was a son of the late Daniel A. and Margaret Splann Webster.  On Jan. 5, 1927 he married the former Bessie Bouse at the rectory of SS. Peter & Paul Church in Towanda.  Mr. Webster was employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad in Sayre for 0ver 50 years until his retirement in 1967.  He was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Church, Towanda and the Holy Name Society, charter member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191 Towanda and the Towanda Area Senior Citizens.  Mr. Webster possessed great love for his family and home and enjoyed the outdoors especially working in his garden.  He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Bessie Bouse Webster at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol W. and Robert Watkins of Macedonia; three sons and daughters-in-law, Donald L. and Nancy Webster of Oneonta, N.Y., Dr. Richard J. and Yvonne Webster of West Chester, Pa., Dr. Harold J. and Marianne Webster of DuBois, Pa.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by an infant daughter Beverly Kay Webster in 1935.  The family will receive friends on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  A vigil prayer service will be held Sunday evening at 5 p.m. at the funeral home.  Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191 will hold a memorial service Sunday evening at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday May 1, 1995 at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter & Paul Church, Towanda.  Interment will follow in SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, N. Towanda Township.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Wysox Volunteer Emergency Medical Service, Box 302, Wysox, Pa. or to Guthrie Hospice, RR 4, Box 60-A, Towanda, Pa. in James J. Webster’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

GERALD F. WELCH, 76, of 113 Brock St., Sayre, Pa. died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, at his home.  Born April 9, 1929 in Towanda, Pa., he was the son of the late Eugene Bernard Welch and Alice H. Dunn Welch.   Gerald was a graduate of St. Agnes High School, in Towanda, class of 1947.  He later entered the U.S. Navy and served for more than 30 years until his retirement on June 30, 1976, from the Navy Regional Finance Center in Washington, D.C.  Gerald subsequently served with the U.S. Coast Guard for two years and attended George Washington University.  He later was employed by Vie De France Bakery of Vienna, Va., in the sales and accounting department for eight years, worked in restaurants in Virginia, and also studied to become a French chef and baker.  On May 17, 2003, Gerald married Betty J. Keener at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Athens.   He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Athens and the Knights of Columbus, Towanda Council.  In earlier years, Gerald enjoyed skiing.  Surviving are his wife, Betty, at home; two daughters, Mary Kay Welch and Chris Mitchell of Springfield, Va., and Shannon Welch Avakian and her husband, Michael Avakian, of Fairfax Station, Va., a granddaughter, Caitlin Tracy of Springfield, of Fairfax Station, Va.; a grandson, Devin Avakian of Fairfax Station; three stepdaughters, Patricia Shay Peter Demina of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Pamela Hayton and husband Gregg Hayton of Sayre, and Jacqueline Peet and husband Michael Peet of Sayre; four step-granddaughters, Danielle Ward and Allison Peet and Amy and Erica Hayton, all of Sayre; his sister, Helen Shaw of Sayre, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Bernard Welch in 1961, his mother, Alice H. Dunn Welch in 2002, four brothers, James in 1935, Robert in 1937, John in 1938, and Eugene B. Welch in 1987; and his brother-in-law, David “Dusty” Shaw on Aug. 14, 2005.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Friday, at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda.  The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, at S.S. Peter and Paul Church.  Interment will be later in S.S. Peter and Paul Cemetery in North Towanda Township.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Catholic Charities of the Southern Tier, 215 E. Church St., Suite 101, Elmira, N.Y. or to Guthrie Hospice, RR1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. in Gerald F. Welch’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

PAUL D. WHITE, 76, of Towanda, Pa., died Monday, June 5, 2006, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.  He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Ruth Naomi Foster; who died on Nov. 20, 2004.  Born April 10, 1930, in Towanda, he was the son of the late Francis Edward White and Esther Kinsman White.  His education included the Towanda Area Schools, military and technical training, and Corning Community College.  He served two terms in the military and was honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1953.  During his career, he worked in industry and was employed by Ingersoll Rand Corp., Masonite Corp. and Westinghouse Corp.  He was a lifelong member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church. He was also a member of Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568 and American Legion Post No. 42, all of Towanda, and the Disabled American Veterans Association.  He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.  Surviving are 11 daughters and sons, Esther Morse and husband Richard Morse of Rome, Pa., Gloria Rumberger and husband David Rumberger of East Stroudsburg, Pa., Paul White and wife Bonnie White of Plainsville, Ill., Theresa Farrell and husband Eugene Farrell of Bunker Hill, W.Va. Rita Reitmeyer and husband David Reitmeyer of Williamsport, Pa. John White and wife Kelly White of Towanda, Patrick White and wife Janean White of Towanda, and Mary Hildebrandt and husband Douglas Hildebrandt of Towanda; a brother, Robert White of Towanda; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  A vigil prayer service will be held Wednesday evening at the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 8 at SS Peter and Paul Parish Cemetery, James Street, Towanda.  The family requests that memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Agnes School, 102 Third St., Towanda, Pa. in Paul’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

RAYMOND J. WHYTE, 76, of 31 Mechanic St., Towanda, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 4, 1994 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Feb. 3, 1917, in Freedom, Pa., he was the late Robert and Catherine Ronan Whyte.  “Ted,” as he was known by his many friends, was a graduate of the St. Agnes High School, Class of 1936.  He was employed by Penelec and later by the Ingersoll Rand Co. in Athens.  He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Army.  Ted was an avid fisherman and enjoyed producing bountiful vegetable gardens.  Mr. Whyte was a member of the SS Peter and Paul Church, Towanda and the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42.  Surviving are: his sister, Margaret R. Hatch of Towanda; a nephew, Fred Hatch of Baltimore, Md.; four nieces, Margaret Emerson of Newark, Del., Mrs. Richard (Catherine0 Burton of Wilmington, Del., Mary Hatch of Wilmington, Del., and Mrs. Frank (Rachel) Socha of Towanda.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced when complete by the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the St. Agnes School library, 102 Third St., Towanda, Pa. in Mr. Whyte’s memory.  (Buried SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, Towanda.)

Byron W. "Bob" WILBUR
Nov. 28, 2001
Wyalusing Rocket Courier
Byron W. "Bob" Wilbur, 96, of Spring Hill, Wyalusing RR1, formerly of Towanda, PA, died of declining health Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda, while under the care of the staff of whom he had grown so fond over the years.  Born in Burlington Township on May 10, 1905, he was the son of Howard and Nellie Spencer Wilbur.  In 1926, he married Eleanor Kerrick, who died in 1972. Bob and Eleanor had four children, Marjorie, Janice, Richard and Ginny.
In 1974, Bob married Pauline Bride, who died in 1999. When his health began to fail, he moved to the home of Ginny and Dan Mathis on Spring Hill and enjoyed participating in community activities.  Mr. Wilbur spent most of his life in the automotive industry. The last thirty years of his employment were spent as service manager for Perry Motor Co., later to become Ferrario’s. These years brought to him a host of friends and acquaintances. He loved to tell stories of his experiences to his family, which were actually a depiction of the development of the automotive industry, as well as the Towanda-Wysox area.  Spending most of his early years on the Burlington farm of A.C. Spencer, his grandfather, Mr. Wilbur maintained an avid interest in farming all his life.  Until the age of 91, Bob enjoyed a large garden. Jigsaw puzzles were a favorite pastime and his completed, framed puzzles decorated his room in Skilled Nursing. The staff members throughout the facility would run in to put a piece in or to admire the newest completed puzzle, he enjoyed this interaction very much.  Surviving are his children, Marjorie Tompkins of Hampton, FL, Janice and Michael Soloway of Myrtle Beach, SC, Ginny and Dan Mathis of Spring Hill, Richard Wilbur of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Ruth Young, Towanda; a special friend, Connie Wilson of Laceyville.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Leonard Wilbur.  The family received friends on Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. A recitation of the rosary was held Friday evening at 8:45 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Ronald Hughes leading the prayers.  A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. at the SS Peter and Paul Church, Third St., Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald Hughes as celebrant. Assisting at the altar were Rachel Christian and Jenny Joyce. Instrumentalist was Joel Christian. Readers were Lindy and Lindsay Cole. Giftbearers were Kevin Cole and Michael Mathis.  Interment was in the French Asylum Cemetery, Asylum Township.  Pallbearers were Michael Mathis, Daniel Mathis, Dr. E. Barton Young, James Lordi, Kevin Cole and David McDonough.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 in Mr. Wilbur’s memory.

WILBUR - Helen J. Wilbur Herner, 90, wife of Raymond F. Herner of Oak Ridge Road, Towanda, formerly of 27 Walnut St., Towanda, Pa., died
Sunday morning, March 21, 2010 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa. Born Dec. 9, 1919, in Monroeton, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Mazie House Wilbur. Helen was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1937. On Dec. 26, 1943, she married Raymond F. Herner in Beaumont, Pa. During World War II Helen was employed by the Eclipse in Elmira, N.Y. She was later employed by the A and P Supermarket in Towanda, the Towanda Folding Box Company and by Fairchild's Gift Shop in Towanda. Helen served as an Avon representative in the Towanda area for many years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda. Her main interest in life was her home and family. Surviving are: Her husband, Raymond F. Herner; her son, Mark Alan Herner of Severna Park, Ma.; Mark's fiancée, Janet McMinn Smith of Boothwyn, Pa.; two granddaughters, Mary Jo Herner and her husband, James Wilson of New Orleans, La., Cindy Miracle of Severna Park, Md.; several great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Robert Herner on April 7, 1999; her sister, Marian Bennett on Oct. 31, 2003; and her brother in law, Robert Bennett. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. James Hollister, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, Pa., officiating. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa., at a later date. There are no calling hours. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Memorial Hospital E.M.S., 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848, in Helen J. Herner's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, Mar.23.2010

 

WILCOX Michael Joseph Wilcox

69, formerly of Towanda, Pa., died Tuesday morning, June 18, 2013, at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Township, Pa.  Michael was born in Towanda on Feb. 4, 1944, the son of Guy E. Wilcox and Louise Considine Wilcox. He was a graduate of St. Agnes High School Class of 1961 and subsequently served in the U.S. Air Force for four years during the Vietnam War. Michael was formerly employed by Yoder Tire Service in North Towanda and by the U.S. Postal Service in Athens, Pa., for over 20 years until declining health no longer permitted him to continue. He was a member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Towanda, and Knights of Columbus, Towanda, Council No. 3915, Fourth Degree where he formerly served as district deputy. Michael was very devoted to his family.  Surviving are his children, Mark Bradley Wilcox and wife Christina of Pittsburgh, Pa., Andrew Michael Wilcox and wife Jessica of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mary Elizabeth Wilcox and companion Robert Lutz of Towanda, and Anne Marie Wilcox of Towanda; grandchildren, Michael, Benjamin, Dominic, Anthony, Katelyn, Madilyn, Baylee, Brianna, Lilly and Abigail; sisters, Patricia Bodine of Chemung, N.Y., Sandra Lewis and husband George of Lockwood, N.Y., a brother, Paul Wilcox and wife Sally of Rochester, N.Y.; mother of his children, Helen Wilcox of Towanda; special cousin, Mary Francis O'Connor of Towanda; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Maynard Bodine.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday evening at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Recitation of the Rosary will be held Friday evening at the funeral home.  A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at noon on Saturday, June 22, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, Pa. Interment will follow in SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, North Towanda, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. Contributions may be directed to St. Agnes School, 102 Third St. Towanda, PA 18848, in Michael's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – June 20, 2013

 

LYLE KENNETH WILLIAMS, JR., 54, of Laceyville, Md., and formerly of Rome, Pa., died Sunday evening, Feb. 5, 2006, at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y.  Born May 28, 1951, in Sayre, Pa., he was the son of the late Lyle Kenneth Williams Sr. and Katherine Updegraff Williams.  Lyle was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School Class of 1969. He later served in the U.S. Army Military Police in Korea during the Vietnam War.  After completing his military service, Lyle was employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda.  He was a graduate of Mansfield University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice.  On Aug. 27, 1983, Lyle married the former Lynda Barrett at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Towanda.  The couple resided in Florida for a number of years. Lyle served as a PGA golf professional for more than 25 years.  He served as director of golf at the Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md., for 13 years until his retirement in 2005.  He was a member of the Professional Golfers Association of America. Lyle was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed all sports, especially golf, hunting and fishing. He loved spending time with his family.  Surviving are his wife, Lynda Barrett Williams; his son, Jeffrey R. Williams of Laytonsville; sisters and brothers-in-law Linda and Wayne Philipek of Clarks Summit, Pa., and Joanne and Robert Fisher of LeRaysville, Pa.; his brother, Roland Williams of Rome; and several nieces nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Connie Sowers.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  A vigil prayer service will be held Wednesday evening at the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda.  Interment will be in S.S. Peter and Paul Cemetery, North Towanda Township, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of organization of one’s choice in Lyle Kenneth Williams Jr.’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

WILLIAMS –MARY WILLIAMS RIDER, 79, wife of William L. Rider of Wetona, Springfield Township died Saturday, July 4, 1998 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born July 14, 1918 in Towanda, she was a daughter of the late John J. and Mary “May” Dowling Williams.  Mary was a graduate of St. Agnes High School, Towanda class of 1936 and continued her education at the Elmira Business School in Elmira, N.Y.  On February 2, 1939 she married William L. Rider at St. Basil’s Rectory in Dushore.  Mary’s life encompassed her family as she was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  In early years she served as an active member and president of the Parent Teachers Association.  She will be fondly remembered by her many friends for her kind and gracious personality.  Mary was a member of St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church in Bentley Creek and the parish altar and Rosary Society.  She was a life member of the Bassett Hound Club of America and the Valley Forge Publisher of the Bassett Hound Newsletter “The Bassett Babbler.”  Mary was very active in the sport of Bassett Hound Field Trailing and in 1983 was honored by being selected as Baster of the Year by the Field Trial Advisory Council.  She also enjoyed participating in several area Beagle Clubs.  Surviving are her husband of 59 years, William L. Rider; a daughter and her husband, Helen and Gerald Aneskewich of Raleigh, N.C.; a son and his wife, William J. and Mary Rider of Spring Valley, Ohio; grandchildren, William Kevin Rider and his wife Amy, John J. Rider and his wife, Linda, Jill R. Lisy and her husband, Thomas, Amy C. Rider, Michael J. Rider, Elizabeth Little and her husband Rev. Greg Little, Teresa A. Lawson and her husband, Ken Lawson, Susan A. Gloss and her husband, Peter Gloss; 12 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Recitation of the Rosary will be held Tuesday evening at the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, July 8, 1998 at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda with the Rev. Ronald Hughes as celebrant.  Interment will follow in the SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, N. Towanda Township.  The family will provide their own flowers and suggests that memorial donations be directed to the building fund at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bentley Creek, RR3 Box 1939, Gillett, Pa. in Mrs. Rider’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

COMMANDER ASHLEY V. WILSON, U.S.N. (Retired), 77, of Towanda RR5, Wysox Township, Pa., formerly of Virginia Beach, Va., died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006, as the result of a motor vehicle accident on Route 6 in Wysox Township.  He was born Aug. 28, 1929, in New Rochelle, N.Y.  He was the son of the late Charles W.S. Wilson Jr. and Phyllis Herron Wilson.  On Nov. 28, 1953, he married the former Marguerite Mingos at SS Peter and Paul Church in Towanda.  Mr. Wilson honorably served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years, retiring on Nov. 30, 1978, with the rank of commander.  Following his retirement he was employed by a defense contractor in Virginia Beach for 12 years.  Ashley was a life member of the Association of Naval Aviation, The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge No. 551 of Key West, Fla., and the Retired Officers Association.  Surviving are: two brothers, Kenneth A. Wilson, of Natick, Mass., and Laurence B. "Pete" Wilson, of Bridgeton, Maine; two sisters, Phyllis Langford, of St. Cloud, Fla., and Suzanne Salerno, of New Rochelle; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by: his wife, Marguerite Mingos Wilson, on Oct. 15, 2004; a sister, Virginia L. Coombs; and brothers, Donald C. Wilson and Charles W.S. Wilson III.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006, at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third Street in Towanda, Pa.  Interment will follow in SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, North Towanda Township, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  There are no calling hours.  –Towanda Daily Review

WOLESLAGLE –SARAH WOLESLAGLE SHAFFER, 81, of Harrisburg, died Wednesday evening, Oct. 3, 2001 at the Villa Teresa Nursing Home in Harrisburg.  She was born June 30, 1920 in Troy, a daughter of the late Guy B. and Lottie Bell Ellis Woleslagle.  Sarah was a 1938 graduate of troy High School and a 1939 graduate of Elmira Business School, Elmira, N.Y.  In early years, she was employed as a secretary for various area businesses.  She was later employed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Health and Department of Public Welfare in Harrisburg.  Mrs. Shaffer was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Harrisburg.  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James R. and Nancy Shaffer of Harrisburg; daughter, Margaret T. Cassa of Bufford, Ga.; two grandchildren, Christopher Cassa of Virginia Beach, Va., and William Cassa of Acworth, Ga.; sisters, Doris Haven of Troy and Helen Wrisley of Wellsboro; brother, Albert Woleslagle of Monroeton; sister-in-law, June Woleslagle of North Syracuse, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard J. Shaffer on April 26, 1982; sister, Mary Ella Lyons in 1952; and brother, Ellis Woleslagle in 2001.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, North Towanda.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter, Kirby Health Center, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. in Mrs. Shaffer’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

WOLESLAGLE Sarah SHAFFER, 81, of Harrisburg, died Wednesday, October 3, 2001 at the Villa Teresa Nursing Home in Harrisburg, PA.  She was born June 30, 1920 in Troy, a daughter of the late Guy B. and Lottie Woleslagle.  Sarah was a 1938 graduate of Troy High School and a 1939 graduate of Elmira Business School, Elmira, NY.  In early years, she was employed as a secretary for various area businesses.  She was later employed by the Common wealth of Pennsylvania Department of Health and Department of Public Welfare in Harrisburg.  Mrs. Shaffer was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Harrisburg.  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James R. and Nancy Shaffer of Harrisburg; daughter, Margaret T. Cassa of Buford, GA; two grandchildren, Christopher Cassa of Virginia Beach, VA and William Cassa of Acworth, GA; sisters, Doris Haven of Troy, PA and Helen Wrisley of Wellsboro, PA; brother, Albert Woleslagle of Monroeton; sister-I-law, June Woleslagle of North Syracuse, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard J. Shaffer in 1982; sister, Mary Ella Lyons in 1952; brother, Ellis Woleslagle, 2001.  A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am Monday, October 8, 2001, at  SS Peter and Paul Church, Towanda, with Rev. Ronald Hughes as celebrant.  Interment will follow in Ss Peter and Paul Cemetery, North Towanda.  Arrangements were by the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home in Towanda.  Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, North-eastern Pennsylvania Chapter, Kirby Health Center, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 in Mrs. Shaffer’s memory. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA   Thursday, October 11, 2001

 

WOOD Carlyle J. Wood

90, formerly of Kingsbury Ave., Towanda, Pa., died Thursday morning, April 7, 2011, at Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township, Pa., due to complications of pneumonia.  Carlyle was born in Towanda on May 13, 1920 the son of the late James K. Wood and Florence G. Kelly Wood. He was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1938 and later served in the U.S. Army's 11th Engineer Combat Battalion during World War II.  On Oct. 27, 1945 he married the former Marjorie Murphy in Towanda. He was preceded in death by his wife on Jan. 8, 1997. Following completion of his military service, Carlyle became employed by the Patterson Screen Company in Towanda which later became E.I. DuPont and remained with the company for over 35 years until his retirement. Carlyle coached Towanda Little League Baseball for four years and managed the 1958 Towanda Allstars team to district championship. He was a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Towanda, Knights of Columbus Council No. 3915, Towanda, Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and the Towanda Country Club where he enjoyed playing golf for many years. He was a life member of Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda.  He is survived by: his son, Lani M. Wood (Brenda Mosier) of Rome, Pa.; daughter, Laraine C. Mazzilli (Vincent Mazilli) of West Orange, N.J.; grandchildren, John Hill, Kevin Wood, Vincent Mazilli and Mai-Lien Wood; great-grandchildren, Ariel, Joshua and Welcome; sisters, Aloma Lemasters (Steven Lemasters) of Rochester, N.Y., Kona Chacona (Paul Chacona) of Rochester, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by: brothers, Joseph W. Wood and Michael A. Wood; and sisters, Juanita W. Montgomery and Mary W. Brennan.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, April 11, at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, Pa. Interment will follow in SS Peter & Paul Cemetery, North Towanda Township, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to St. Agnes School, 102 Third St., Towanda, PA 18848 or to SS Peter & Paul Church, 106 Third St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Carlyle's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – April 9, 2011

 

WOOD –JUANITA WOOD MONTGOMERY, 66, widow of Frank E. Montgomery of 210 William St., Towanda, died Sunday, April 12, 1989at the Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia.  Born Feb. 11, 1923 in Towanda, she was a daughter of the late James K. and Florence G. Kelly Wood.  Mrs. Montgomery was a graduate of Towanda High School and during World War II was employed by Eastman-Kodak in Rochester, N.Y. On Oct. 6, 1945 she married Frank E. Montgomery.  He preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 1978.  Her main interest in life was in her home and family.  She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul’s Church, Towanda, served as secretary of the Towanda Woman’s Club and also served as a volunteer for the Red Cross Bloodmobile and for the Towanda Rea Clergy Association (TACO).  Surviving are two sons; William B. Montgomery of Philadelphia and Robert B. Montgomery of Howard, Pa.; two daughters; Mrs. Richard (Marsha) Lapley of Tylers Green, Buckinghamshire, England and Joan L. Montgomery of Upper Darby, Pa.; seven grandchildren; three brothers; Carlyle J. Wood, Joseph W. Wood and Michael A. Wood, all of Towanda; three sisters; Mrs. Leon (Mary) Brennan of Towanda, Mrs. Steven (Aloma) Lemasters and Mrs. Paul (Kona) Chacona, both of Rochester, N.Y.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.    She was also preceded in death by a son J. Frank Montgomery on Nov. 20, 1982 and by her father, James K. Wood on May 22, 1983 and her mother, Florence G. Wood on Aug. 3, 1983.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul’s Church, Towanda.  Interment will be in SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  They will be calling hours at the funeral home.  The family requests that memorials be directed to the charity or organization of one’s own choice in Mrs. Montgomery’s memory.  =Towanda Daily Review.

LEONARD L. ‘RED’ WOOD, 79, formerly of Towanda and the Wyalusing Valley Retirement Home, died Friday evening, Jan. 17, 2003 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township, Pa.  Born Sept. 23, 1923 in North Orwell, Pa., he was a son of the late Stanley and Winifred Russell Wood. "Red," as he was known by his many friends, was a graduate of Orwell High School Class of 1941.  In early years, Red served as a salesman of the C.B. Scott Plumbing Supply company and was employed by the Valley Lumber Company. For many years, he owned and operated a wholesale food supply company in the Towanda area. He was the former manager of several area state liquor stores for over 20 years and also served as a postal hauling contractor in the area until his retirement in 1991.  Prior to his declining health, Red enjoyed hunting, fishing, taking trips to Canada and woodworking. In recent years, Red enjoyed NASCAR racing.  Red was a member of S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Towanda, Pa., a life member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 2191, Towanda, and a member of the Independent State Store Union. Red was a former member of Towanda Borough Council for several years, and was a former chief of the Towanda Auxiliary Police.  Surviving are his wife, Margaret Tama Wood, who is a resident of the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerome P. and Nativa Wood of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; a step-daughter and her husband, Kathleen and John DeWan of Towanda; a step-daughter, Rose Marie Dougherty of Rochester, N.Y.; grandchildren, Jennifer Velasco of Granger, Ind.; Charlotte Adams of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Patrick Wood of Mechanicsburg, Pa., sisters Ida Chilson of Cadis, Pa., Marjorie Wheaton of California; his former wife, Rosemary D. Wood of Towanda, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  In addition to his parents, Red was preceded in death by a brother, Lyle Wood.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Jan. 20, at 10 a.m. at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald Hughes, pastor, as celebrant.  Interment will be in S.S. Peter & Paul Cemetery, North Towanda Township.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. There will be no calling hours.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to St. Agnes School, 102 Third Street, Towanda, Pa., 18848, in Leonard L. "Red" Wood's memory.  Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman.  –Towanda Daily Review

WOOD -  Reed "John" Wood, 80, of 215 Chestnut St. Towanda, Pa., died Sunday, March 23, 2008, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. "John" as he was known by his family and friends, was born June 3, 1927 in Towanda, Pa., the son of the late Reed Malcolm Wood and Fay Emma Shay Wood. John served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and subsequently graduated from the Towanda High School Class of 1947 .  He was employed by the Morash Service Station in North Towanda for many years and was later employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda until his retirement on Sept. 30, 1946. John was a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Towanda, Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and its World War II Last Man's Club, member and Past Exalted Ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda, the Naiad-Linta Fire Company in Towanda and the Towanda Gun Club. He is survived by: his sister and brother-in-law, Sally Ellen Roof Schrader and George Schrader of Troutman, N.C.; a sister in law, Donna Wood of Mooresville, N.C.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by: his mother, Fay Shay Wood on Oct. 24, 1957; his father, Reed M. Wood on Jan. 30, 1989; brothers, Philip Peter Wood in April of 2006; and Robert Leo Wood. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 28, 2008, at SS Peter and Paul Church, Third Street, Towanda, Pa. Interment will follow in the SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, North Towanda Twp., Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Towanda Fire Department, 3 Elm St., Towanda, PA 18848, in Reed "John" Wood's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, 25 Mar 2008

ZURN - Mrs. Johanna Zurn, widow of the late Charles Zurn, whose death at the home of her son, Joseph Zurn in Towanda township, at 12:45 a.m., on March 4, 1911, was briefly noted in the Review, of that date, was 72 years of age and was held in high esteem by a host of friends who will regret to learn of her demise.  She had been in poor health for a long time and the end was not unexpected.  She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Mary Dwyre of Troy, NY, Charles Zurn of Fairhaven, Washington, and Edw. Zurn of Towanda, John Zurn of Wilmont: Mrs Robert Westbrook of Sunbury; and Mrs. Harry L. Arnold of Towanda.  The body was brought to the home of Mrs. John B. Lusch on Saturday evening and the funeral will be held at the Church of SS.Peter and Paul Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock.  Interment will be made at the catholic cemetery in North Towanda.  Reva Wagner.  The Daily Review, March 6, 1911.


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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.
 

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