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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

 

Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone  Township, Bradford County,  PA
Obituaries 

 

 

Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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Do You Knowthat 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) 


Standing Stone Cemetery Listing 

Obituaries A - Q

Obituaries R - Y

BAILEY –GEORGIA ANN FELKER, 73, of the Sullivan Terrace, Dushore, Pa., formerly of Ransom, Pa., died Monday morning, March 6, 2006, at Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township, Pa.  Born Dec. 14, 1932, in Sayre, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Lincoln and Nellie Finnerty Bailey.  Georgia was formerly employed by the Ransom Nursing Home in Ransom. She was a member of the Ransom United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.  Georgia enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, archery, cooking, knitting and sewing.  She loved hummingbirds and fishing and will fondly be remembered by friends as “The Fishing Lady.”  Surviving are her children, Raymond Harmon and wife Sally of Ogdensburg, N.Y., Loretta Bellows and husband Bill of VanEtten, N.Y., Debra Garrison and husband Dale Garrison of Springville, Pa., Tina Marie Lehman and husband James of Dushore, and Jacqueline Campbell of Dushore; 10 grandchildren, Shannon Harmon, Stephani Ballard, Raymond Harmon, Phillip Harmon, Vanessa Garrison, William Bellows Jr., Nelson Lehman, Sarah Lehman, Shawn Garrison and Dale Garrison; four great-grandchildren, Brandi Lee Garrison, Charity Leah Garrison, Calex William Bellows and Rachel Pamela Ballard; brothers, William and Howard Bailey of Towanda, Pa., and Thomas Bailey of Troy, Pa.; sisters, Ruth Herbert and husband Dewey of Durell, Alice Dudley and husband Cosby of Saluda, N.C., Mary Smith and her husband Wes of Lakeland, Fla., Sherry Werkheiser and husband Raymond of Loraine, Ohio, and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her sisters, Bessie Quackenbush, Edna Badger and Joyce Smith and brother Raymond Bailey.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 10, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Deacon Joseph Roinick of St. Basil’s Catholic Church, Dushore, and the Rev. Robert Brown, pastor of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Dushore, officiating.  Interment will be in the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Township, Pa.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review

BATES Stacy Jean Marie Bates Roof
44, wife of Robert L. Roof of Standing Stone, Wysox RR2, Pa., died
Friday evening, Dec. 3, 2010, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Stacy was born in Cortland, N.Y., on Nov. 7, 1966, the daughter of Raymond Bates Sr. and Sandra Ostrander Bates. She was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School class of 1983 and continued her education at Lackawanna Junior College and Keystone College where she received her Masters Degree in Accounting. On June 10, 1995, she married Robert L. Roof at the Standing Stone Vesper Church. Stacy was formerly employed by Proctor & Gamble in Mehoopany, Pa., Taylor Packing in Wyalusing, Pa., and by Prudential Financial. At the time of her death she was employed by COS Wireless in Wysox, Pa. Stacy's life revolved around her family. She formerly served as a Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts Troop Leader.  She is survived by: her husband, Robert L. Roof and their children, Desiree Nicole Roof, Robert Lee Roof II., and Rebeckah Lynn Roof all at home; her mother, Sandra Bates of Wyalusing, Pa.; her father, Raymond Bates Sr. of Owego, N.Y.; sister, Chrystal Talbott of Cortland, N.Y.; brother, Raymond Bates Jr. of Wyalusing, Pa.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday evening, Dec. 6, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral and committal service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home with the Rev. Maureen Hipple, Rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, Pa., officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the American Cancer Society , Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701-3945 in Stacy's memory. Towanda Daily Review - December 5, 2010

BENJAMIN –WINONA BENJAMIN SCHOONOVER, 79, wife of Wayne N. Schoonover of 1907 Monroe St., Endicott, N.Y., died Tuesday morning, July 18, 1995, at her home.  Born Dec. 17, 1915, at Liberty Corners, Monroe Township, Pa.  She was a daughter of the late Austin and Flossie Gale Benjamin.  Winona was a 1935 graduate of Towanda High School.  Surviving are: her husband of 58 years, Wayne N. Schoonover, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Gregory V. and Karen Schoonover of Liverpool, N.Y.; two granddaughters, Kristen and Lorissa Schoonover of Liverpool, N.Y.; a sister, Naomi Cook of Franklindale; three brothers, Austin Benjamin of Englewood, Fla., LaVerne Benjamin of Georgetown, Ga., John Benjamin of Danby, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held Friday, July 21, 1995, at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Jane Pykus, pastor of the Standing Stone United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Township, Pa.  The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to: American Diabetes Association, Kirby Health Center Annex, 63 North Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. in Winona Benjamin Schoonover’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

EDWIN A. BROWN, 73, of Monroeton, PA died Sunday, November 22, 1998 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre following a period of declining health.  Ed was born on March 16, 1925 in Pike Township, the son of the late Frank and Lucy (Coolbaugh) Brown.  He spent his early years in the LeRaysville area and had lived in Monroeton for the past 37 years.  Ed was a bricklayer by trade.  He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and David Colton of Granville Summit, PA, Jan and Greg O’Connor and Fran and Wendy Bennett of Athens, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Penny Brown of Ulster and Frank and Marianne Brown of Monroeton; eight grandchildren; sisters, Frances Wright of LeRaysville, Jeanette Hickey of Wysox and JoAnne Brown of LeRaysville.  He was predeceased by his wife, Clara Kingsley Brown, in 1961; his daughter, Sandra, in 1961; his brother George Brown and sisters Alice Canfield and Helen Clapper.  Private graveside services were to be held at the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Township.  Arrangements were by the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda.  Memorial Contributions may be directed to the Monroeton Public Library, Monroeton, PA or to the charity or organization of one’s choice in Mr. Brown’s memory. –Troy Gazette-Register.

Edwin A. BROWN, 73, of Monroeton, PA died Sunday, November 22, 1998 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre following a period of declining health.  Ed was born on March 16, 1925 in Pike Township, the son of the late Frank and Lucy (Coolbaugh) Brown.  He spent his early years in the LeRaysville area and had lived on Monroeton for the past 37 years.  Ed was a bricklayer by trade.  He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and David Colton of Granville Summit, PA, Jan and Greg O’Connor and Fran and Wendy Bennett of Athens, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Penny Brown of Ulster and frank and Marianne Brown of Monroeton; eight grandchildren; sisters, Frances Wright of LaRaysville, Jeannette Hickey of Wysox and JoAnne Brown of LeRaysville.  He was predeceased by his wife, Clara Kingsley Brown, in 1961; his daughter, Sandra, in 1961; his brother George Brown and sisters Alice Canfield and Helen Clapper.  Private graveside services were to be held at the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Township.  Arrangements were by the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Monroeton Public Library, PO Box 145, Monroeton, PA 18832 or to the charity or organization of one’s choice in Mr. Brown’s memory.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday  November 26 , 1998
  

CANFIELD William Joseph Canfield Sr.

69, of Standing Stone, Pa., died Wednesday morning, May 18, 2011 at his home following declining health. William was born in Dover, N.J., on Dec. 19, 1941 the son of William Canfield and Elizabeth Catherine Harris Canfield.  He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Adrianne Walker Canfield, whom he married on Sept. 17, 1960 in Netcong, N.J.; children, William J. Canfield Jr. and wife Rachel, Raymond H. Canfield, Michael T. Canfield, Kathryn J. Canfield; grandchildren, Katrina Canfield, Christy Canfield and Joseph Canfield Lally; sisters, Beverly Ackerman, Bonnie Webber, Beatrice Elserougi, Barbara Hoag, Brenda Krackachanis and Becky Mucklin; brothers, Barry, Brian and Robert Canfield; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Jane Martin.  A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 20, at the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Twp., Pa., with the Rev. Robert Martin, pastor of the Standing Stone Vesper Church, officiating.  There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review - May 18, 2011
 

CASHDOLLAR  Anna "Janet" Jeanette Cashdollar Clark Morse, 86, formerly of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda and East Towanda, died Thursday morning, June 3, 2004 at the Skilled Nursing Unit in the Towanda Memorial Hospital. The Lord cast a beautiful rainbow late in the day on June 2 and on June 3, He called her home.  Born August 19, 1917, in Duryea, Pa., she was a daughter of the late William Henry Cashdollar and Ethel Huddleson Cashdollar.   When Janet was 12, she lost her mother and infant brother David. Janet helped her father raise her three younger siblings.  On Feb. 8, 1938, Janet married Earl Clark. They lived in a cozy farmhouse on Mercur Hill in Wysox which was a wonderful place to raise their five children. Their home was always welcome to neighborhood children, family and friends. The smell of fresh baked bread and pies was a common aroma in Janet's kitchen. She kept the cellar full of preserves from the season's harvest. She made wonderful strawberry jams from wild strawberries picked on the farm. Her homemade pickles were always the best.  In earlier years, Janet was employed by the Standing Stone, Wysox and Black Walnut dress factories and was later employed at the Bradford County Manor for several years. She had a passion for the caring of others. Janet would bring her patients special treats and often run errands for them on her own time. Janet lived at the Towanda Senior Citizens Building for many years. She had a large circle of friends, enjoyed being a volunteer in the dining room, and participating in many activities.  After years of declining health, Janet became a resident of the Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. After all the years of caring for others it became her turn to be cared for.   Janet enjoyed her grandchildren with all of her heart. She was the absolute perfect grandmother in their eyes and has left them with many fond memories.  She was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church and the Towanda Area Senior Citizens Club.  Surviving are three sons, Earl Duane Clark and his wife Carol Clark of Monroeton, Elmer Harry Clark and his friend Trudy Collins of Tunkhannock and John Henry Clark and his wife Brenda Clark of LeRaysville; a daughter, Delores Clark Schoonover and her husband Clinton "Jerry" Schoonover of Wysox; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Esther and Harry Chilson of Wysox; a brother, James Harold "Link" Cashdollar of Mercur; a sister-in-law, Beatrice Cashdollar of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special friend, Art Pettes of Colorado.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Keen Clark on April 21, 1971; a son, William Francis Clark on Sept. 30, 1980; a brother, William R. Cashdollar on Aug. 13, 1996; an infant brother, David in 1928; a stepdaughter, Alice Betty Clark Bidlack on Jan. 20, 1998; a special friend and sister-in-law, Cora Clark Thetga; and a brother-in-law, Edward Clark.  The funeral service will be held Monday, June 7, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Richard Stackhouse, pastor of the Hornbrook United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Keene Summit Cemetery, Standing Stone Twp., Pa.  The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
 

CASHDOLLAR Esther M. Chilson

91, wife of Harry Chilson Jr. of 419 Lake Road, Towanda, Wysox Twp., Pa., died Friday, July 22, 2011 at Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township, Pa. Esther was born in Avoca, Pa., on Feb. 17, 1920, a daughter of William and Ethel Huddleson Cashdollar. She attended school in Standing Stone, Pa., and in early years was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill and Sylvania Electric in Towanda. Esther was a member of the Standing Stone United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Harry Chilson Jr., at home; sister-in-law Beverly Dunn of Towanda; brother-in-law and sister-in-law LeRoy and Billie Chilson of Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers Harold and Bill Cashdollar and a sister, Jeanette Clark.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Robert Martin officiating. Interment will be in the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Twp., Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Tuesday afternoon at the funeral home. Contributions may be directed to Wysox Volunteer Emergency Medical Services, P.O. Box 302, Wysox, PA 18854, in Esther M. Chilson's memory.    Towanda Daily Review – July 24, 2011
 
CASHDOLLAR James H. "Link" Cashdolla

86, of Wysox RR 2, Wysox Twp., Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 at Ashton Health Care in Athens, Pa. James was born March 10, 1924 in Duryea, Pa., a son of William H. and Ethel Huddleson Cashdollar. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army in Korea. In February of 1958 he married the former Alberta Mae Howard. In early years, James was employed by General Electric and American Bridge Works in Elmira, N.Y. He subsequently drove truck for many years for State Aggregates and Wickwire Trucking in Wysox until his retirement in 1993. He was a former member of Asylum VFW Post No. 6072. James enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and gardening.  He is survived by his: son and daughter-in-law, David H. and Wanda Cashdollar of Wysox RR 2; daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Steven House of Towanda; step-son, Earl Barber Jr. of Franklindale; step-daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Rick Mansfield of Franklindale; grandchildren: Michael Hackett of Towanda, Jennifer Barber Chilson and her husband Brian of Franklindale, Loretta Barber Irace and husband Ryan of Franklindale, Christina Mansfield Bartholomew and husband James of Franklindale, John Patrick Mansfield and wife April of Franklindale, Melanie Mansfield of Franklindale, Kathy Frease and husband Dominic of Williamsport, Pa., Joseph Gleason of Huntingdon, Pa., Angela Ayers and husband David of West Franklin, Brenda Houseweart and husband Allen of Canton; several great-grandchildren; sister, Esther Chilson and her husband Harry of Towanda RR 5; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alberta Mae Howard Cashdollar on July 8, 2003; brothers, William and David Cashdollar; and sister, Anna Morse.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Dennis Fox officiating.   Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Twp., Pa.  There are no calling hours.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 in James H. Cashdollar's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – January 14, 2011

CHAPMAN –JANE C. GEROULD, 98, formerly of West Burlington Township, Pa., passed away Wednesday evening, July 12, 2017 at the Personal Care Home of Guthrie Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Jane was born on April 3, 1919 in Towanda, Pa., the daughter of the late Alfred J. Chapman and Iva Hancock Chapman. She was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1937. In early years she was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda, Sena's Dry Cleaners in East Towanda and worked as a waitress in several establishments in the Towanda area. Jane enjoyed reading, bird watching, flower gardening, writing poetry, and needle work. She was always working on a knitting project, especially Christmas stockings for family and friends, and her cookie jar was always filled in case someone stopped in for a visit. She was a past member of the Bradford County Republican Women and the former Troy Fire Company Station No. 2 Ladies Auxiliary. Jane is survived by her daughter, Merrie Hotaling; grandson, Russell Hotaling and wife, Shawne-Anne; great-granddaughters, Lauren Hotaling and Meghan Hotaling; great-grandson, Ryan Hotaling and wife Noelle; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Bernard Gerould; brothers, Alfred "Bud" Chapman, and Glenn Chapman; sister, Charlotte Gray and son-in-law, George Hotaling. A private interment service will be held at the convenience of the family in the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Township, Pa. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Personal Care Home Resident Activities Fund of Guthrie Memorial Hospital, 603 William St., Towanda, PA in Jane C. Gerould's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 7/15/2017

 

CHICOSKY Helen Marie Chicosky Lundy

87, of Standing Stone Township died Wednesday, June 6, 2012 following a long period of declining health. Helen was born in Chester, on March 12, 1925 the daughter of Nicholas and Mary (Czalowski) Chicosky.  In 1943, at the age of eighteen, her family moved to Standing Stone Township. On July 18, 1946, she married Harold Watkins Lundy at the North Towanda United Methodist Church. The couple owned and operated their dairy farm on Mercur Hill from 1946 to 1980. They provided bus transportation service for school students of the Towanda Area School District (Bus 20) for 30 years with Helen holding the contract until 2001. In early years, Helen worked at the Standing Stone dress factory and later managed the SILCO stores in both Towanda and Sayre. In 1972, Helen graduated from the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital School of Nursing program and was employed on the cardiology floor at the Robert Packer Hospital for several years. She later served as Nursing (Health Services) Supervisor at the Bradford County Manor for 17 years until her retirement. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years on Oct. 19, 2004.  Helen was a member and former elder of the Wysox Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the Standing Stone Methodist Church for over 30 years – serving as Sunday School teacher. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 76, Towanda, the Standing Stone Grange and a social member, with her husband, of the Sons of Italy, Sayre.  Helen's life surrounded her home and family. She will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother and "Nana." She will also be remembered for her love of gardening, baking, dancing and her creative abilities. Helen was an avid reader and continual learner.  Helen possessed a deep abiding faith, kindness and strength of spirit and will, and was compassionate for those in her care. She will be deeply missed.  Her family members include her daughter, Elaine Lundy Ephlin of Mercur Hill; granddaughter, Karen Ann Ephlin, MD, of Mountain Top; sister, Estelle Smales of Wyalusing; sisters-in-law, Jean C. Lundy and Jean R. Lundy both of Standing Stone and Ella Mae Lundy of Towanda; brother-in-law, Claude C. "Dick" Clark Jr. of Standing Stone; special niece, Darlene Voda; and numerous additional nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Joseph, John, Tony, Leon and Harry Chicosky, sisters-in-law, Florence Marie Hotaling and Sarah Landmesser Clark, brothers-in-law, William LaVerne Lundy, Donald Timothy Lundy, Renwick Lundy, Ralph Clagett Lundy, Frederick Paul Lundy and Floyd Thomas Lundy.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2012. at the Standing Stone United Methodist Church with the Rev. William Westbrook officiating. Interment will follow in the Standing Stone Cemetery.   The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, and also one hour prior to the funeral service Saturday morning at the church. The family requests that contributions be directed to Guthrie Hospice, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa. in Helen's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – June 7, 2012

 

CLARK Claude C. “Dick” Clark

91, well-known resident of Herrick Township, PA died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  “Dick,” as he was known by his family and friends, was born April 22, 1921 in Cedar Creek, VA, the son of Claude C. Clark, Sr. and Rachel Browning Clark. He attended school in Herrickville and was a graduate of Camptown High School. On April 30, 1947, he married the former Sarah Lundy. Dick entered into farming with his father in Herrick Township and later purchased the farm from his father in 1949, which he operated until 1991 when he sold the farm to his sons, Dale and Keith. He continued to work on the farm with his sons and enjoyed spending the winter months in Englewood, FL.  Mr. Clark was a member of the Standing Stone United Methodist Church and the church Men’s Club. He was a member of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Farmers Association and was a member of Eastern Milk Producers and the Standing Stone Grange. He also served as auditor for Herrick Township for a number of years.  He enjoyed the outdoors, farming and hunting.  Surviving are his sons, Dale Clark of Herrick Township, Keith Clark and his wife, Michelle of Herrick Township; grandchildren, Michelle Garcia and her husband, Samuel, who are stationed with the U.S. Air Force in Germany, Michael Clark of Canton and Sylvia Danielle Clark of Herrick Township; great-grandson, Liam Michael Clark; sister and brother in-law, Julia and Elwin Peet of Lancaster; half-brother, William Clark of Georgia; sisters-in-law, Ella Mae Lundy, who is a resident of the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Jean R. Lundy and Jean C. Lundy, both of Standing Stone and Jackie Clark of Virginia; several nieces, nephews and cousins, and his special friend, Marjorie Shores of Rome.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Sarah Lundy Clark on Feb. 20, 2002; sisters, Dorothy Komer and Helen Free Clark and half-brother, Michael Clark.  The funeral service will be held Friday, Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Rev. Robert Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Township. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Contributions may be directed to the Standing Stone United Methodist Church or to the Standing Stone Cemetery Association in Claude C. Clark’s memory.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier – September 13, 2012

 

COATES Jack A. Coates Sr.

82, of Wysox, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre following a brief illness. Jack, the son of Roy and Frederica Mast Coates was born Aug. 15, 1930 in Sayre.  On March 31, 1951, he married Alyce Park and had recently celebrated 61 years of marriage. For their first 11 years together he was employed by the Vandervort Feed Mill in Wysox, after which they bought, established, and maintained a successful dairy farm together.  Surviving are his wife, Alyce; five children and their spouses, Martin and Patricia Coates of Wysox, Nancy and Patrick Beebe of Wyalusing, Jack Jr. and Susan Coates of Wyalusing, Alan and Lynda Coates of LeRaysville, and Katrina and R. Drew Wilkins of Dushore; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren, all of whom brought him great joy. Family gatherings were his most treasured times.  Also surviving are his brother and sister-in-law, George and Betty Coates of Vestal, N.Y.; his sister Thelma Senecal of Oklahoma; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his son, Ted Coates in 1990; brother, James Coates in 1976; and sister, Irene Hufford in 2011.  The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Thomas Geiger, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will follow in the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Twp.  The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the funeral service on Thursday at the funeral home.  Flowers for the service will be provided by the family. Contributions may be directed to the Wysox Volunteer Emergency Medical Service, Box 302, Wysox, PA 18854, or to a charity of one's choice in memory of Jack A. Coates Sr.   Towanda Daily Review – November 13, 2012

 

COOLEY EDITH C. RINEBOLD, 90 widow of Daniel H. Rinebold, formerly of Wysox RR2 and Nichols, N.Y., died Saturday afternoon Aug. 22, 1992 at the Tioga Nursing Facility in Waverly, N.Y.  Born July 2, 1902 at South Hill, Orwell Township, Bradford County, she was the daughter of the late Burton B. and Lizzie J. Chamberlain Cooley.  Edith attended school in Orwell and Wysox Townships and was a graduate of Towanda High School in 1920 and of Mansfield State Teachers College in 1924.  In 1938 she married Daniel H. Rinebold in Camptown.  He preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 1973.  Mrs. Rinebold taught school in Standing Stone Township and in Elk County, Pa. for 12 years.  She enjoyed reading and gardening.  Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law; David D. and Barbara Rinebold of Wysox RR2 and Richard B. and Lucille Rinebold of Nichols, N.Y.; five grandchildren; Michael Rinebold, Michelle Lane, Theresa Rinebold, Lisa Lanterman and Laurie Morse; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by brothers C. LeRoy Cooley, Elwyn C. Cooley and Reed Cooley; and sisters; Belle Cooley, Ruth A. Cooley, Arminda Lundy, Dora Kingsley and Marion Swackhammer.  A graveside memorial service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. at Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone.  Friends may direct memorials to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, Pa. in Edith C. Rinebold’s memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  There will be no calling hours.  –Towanda Daily Review

 SIDNEY B. COOLEY, 81, of Towanda died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 1996 at Deb’s Personal Care Home in Standing Stone Township, Bradford County.  Sid was born June 18, 1915, in Wysox, son of the late Charles Leroy and Lulu Amanda Roof Cooley.  He attended the Fisher School, the Herrickville School and graduated from the Towanda High School class of 1934.  Sid worked as a union certified heavy equipment operator in the construction field for over 40 years.  He worked most of his life in the Southern Tier of New York.  His first job was in the construction of the overpass from U.S. Route 6 to the Wyalusing Valley High School.  Sid was a member of the Operating Engineers Local No. 832, Rochester, N.Y.  Surviving are: a brother, Clark Cooley, Santa Fe, New Mexico; several nieces and nephews.  Sid was predeceased by brothers; Vernon Cooley and Lyle Cooley; and sisters: Mae Clark and Gayle Beeman.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 23, 1996 at 1 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing with the Rev. Lowell Patton, pastor of the Universalist Church, Towanda, officiating.  Interment will be in the Standing Stone Cemetery.  Friends may call on Friday, Aug. 23, 1996, from noon until the time of the services.  –Towanda Daily Review.

JACK R. CORBETT, 88, of Lake Wesauking, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully at his home Monday evening, July 16, 2018, where he was surrounded by family through his latest journey. Jack was born in Towanda, Pennsylvania, on June 25, 1930, the son of Paul L. Corbett and Thressa Adams Corbett. He was a graduate of Towanda High School with the class of 1949, and served with the Naval Reserves while in high school. On Sept. 9, 1950, Jack married the former Janice M. Clagett at the Standing Stone United Methodist Church. Jack was employed by GTE Sylvania, in Towanda, for 36 and a half years until retirement in 1986. Following his retirement, Jack served as a driver for Barrett Transportation, in Towanda. Jack was a member and formerly served as chairman of the American Society for Metals, member and former chairman of trustees of the First United Methodist Church of Towanda, Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda Gun Club, Moose Club of Kissimmee, Florida, member and former chairman of trustees of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda, and was a charter member of the Bradford County Outboard Motor Club. Jack’s greatest joy was his family. He loved spending time at his cabin at Hickory Grove Camp and enjoyed traveling, the outdoors, playing golf, hunting, fishing, playing cards and Yankees baseball. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Janice M. Corbett; daughter, Debra Jones and husband Jeff of Towanda; son, Kim Corbett and wife Kathleen of Towanda; sister-in-law, Marge Williams of Towanda; grandchildren, Amanda Jones (Andy) Frederick, Josh Jones (Lacey Maryott), Shannon Barrett (Melissa Angel), Kelsey Corbett Parsell (Jason), Christopher Corbett (Melanie Seawalt), Casey Corbett; great-grandchildren, Nyssa Barrett, Tristan, Jackson and Rylan Frederick, Garrett Chapman, Hagen and Wyatt Jones, Rurik Parsell; several nieces, nephews, cousins, a very special niece and caregiver, Kay Kintner and husband Sam. In addition to his parents, Jack was predeceased by his son, Duane Corbett in 1973; sister, Gytha Corbett; brother and sister-in-law, Gerard D. Corbett and June J. Corbett; and brother-in-law, Bert Williams. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pennsylvania. Towanda Elks Lodge will hold a service of remembrance at noon at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Third Street, Towanda, Pennsylvania, with Rev. Edward Michelini, pastor as celebrant. Interment will be at a later date in Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Township. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Standing Stone United Methodist Church in care of Tammy Schaeffer, 311 Mosier Road, Wyalusing, PA, Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, PA, or Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA or to a charity of one’s choice in memory of Jack R. Corbett. –Towanda Daily Review 7/18/2018

FLOYD WILLIS DOUGLAS I, 68, of Hornbrook, Pa., went home to be with the Lord Sunday, May 21, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones. Floyd was born on Nov. 28, 1948 in Sayre, Pa., He was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam during the war and was the honored recipient of two Purple Heart medals. In early years, Floyd was employed as a truck driver for Rib Stone Silos, was an over-the-road truck driver, and owned and operated his own janitorial business. He was later employed by Cargill in Wyalusing. Floyd was an enthusiastic fisherman and devoted New England Patriots fan. He was an avid gardener planting his favorite, tomatoes! He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Irene Douglas; children, William Douglas, Floyd Douglas II, Carrie Douglas (Mike Nedley), Ellen Kipp and husband Terry, Daniel Douglas, Dennis Douglas and wife Jaime; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; siblings, John (Eleanor) Vanderpool, Luke Vanderpool, JoAnne (Lynn) Crayton, Sue (Dave) Sill; mother-in-law, Marlene Kithcart; brother-in-law, Fredrick (Maureen) Kithcart; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his beloved dog, Bella. Floyd was predeceased by his father, Floyd Vanderpool; mother, Carrie Bailey Vanderpool; sister, Rosemary Deel; and brother, Robert "Robbie" Douglas. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Township, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that contributions may be directed to the Canton or Wyalusing American Legion Posts; or to the Bradford County Humane Society, P. O. Box 179, Ulster, PA in Floyd's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 5/24/2017 (Buried Standing Stone Cemetery)

THEODORE JOHN (TEDDY) EDWARDS, 20 OF Standing Stone, Wysox RD 2 passed away Wednesday morning March 29, 1989 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda following a lifelong battle with Cystic Fibrosis. Born June 239, 1968 in Utica, NY, Teddy attended the Towanda Schools and was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1986. He was employed as a machine and computer operator for Serve, Inc., Towanda and attended the Standing Stone Unite Methodist Church. Teddy enjoyed being with his friends and also enjoyed working with cars and motorcycles. He was well known and possessed many friends throughout the area and will be remembered for having touched the hearts of many people through his kind and considerate personality and by his tremendous inner strength. Surviving are his parents, Richard S. “Dick” and Andrea “Andy” McDonald Edwards of Standing Stone; a brother, Jeremy David Edwards of Utica, NY; a sister, Lyndsey L. Bowen of Standing Stone; his grandfather, Cecil Edwards of Deansboro, NY; an aunt and uncle, Betty and Richard Barth of Waterville, NY; an uncle, Ronald Edwards of Deansboro, NY and several cousins. The family will receive friends this evening from 6-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Ann Bey, pastor of the Standing Stone United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Standing Stone Cemetery. Friends wo wish may direct memorials to Memorial Hospital, Towanda or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, P.O. Box 96305, Washington, DC in Teddy’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

JAMES D. FELTON, 94, formerly of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda died Thursday evening Nov. 13, 1986 at the Laporte United Methodist Home following a long period of deteriorating health. Born May 13, 1892 in Towanda, he was the son of the late Charles L. and Polly Stevens Felton. Mr. Felton was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1910. He attended the Agricultural College at Penn State and was the oldest living alumni of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Mr. Felton operated his farm in Herrickville for several years and was later employed by the Hotel McAlpin in New York City for many years. Upon his retirement he returned to the Towanda area to make his home. He was a member of LeRay Masonic Lodge #471, New York City Chapter Royal Arch Masons. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mary Grady of Plantation, FL, a brother, Philip Felton of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda, two nieces and a nephew. He was preceded in death by three brothers: Henry, George and Dana Felton. Private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Standing Stone Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review

FENTON - Harrison F. Fenton Sr., 88, of Wyalusing RR 3, Orwell Twp., Pa., died late Sunday evening, Nov. 30, 2008, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Born Aug. 15, 1920 in LeRaysville, Pa., he was the son of the late Boyd E. Fenton and Carrie Vanderpool Fenton.  Harrison was veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army.  He was employed  by the Dayton Milling Co. in Towanda for 28 years, the Ford Motor Co. and Craner Tractor Co. in upstate New York and later by the Kintner Machinery Co. in Wyalusing until his retirement.  He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post. No. 42 and was a life member of Skiff-Bower V.F.W. Post No. 1536, Sayre.  Surviving are: his sons, Harrison Fenton II and his wife Janet Fenton of N. Towanda, Pa., Ralph Fenton and his wife Debbie Fenton of Sugar Run, Pa., Vern and Barb Fenton of Ithaca, N.Y., Kevin and Wanda Fenton of Ithaca, N.Y., Harold and Janice Fenton of Odessa, N.Y., David Fenton of Windgap, Pa., Brian Fenton of Wyalusing, Pa., Randy Fenton and his wife, Teresa Fenton of RR 3 Wyalusing, Pa.; daughters, Carrie Ann Arnold and her husband, Warren Arnold of Potterville, Pa., Doris Spencer of Herrickville, Pa., Irene Young and her husband, John Young of Potterville, Pa., Rachel Jackson of Potterville, Pa., Patty Tyler and her husband, Steven Tyler of Florida, Rita Bentley and her husband, Rick Bentley of West Danby, N.Y., Bernice May and her husband, Chuck May of New Albany, Pa., Kim Yates of Towanda, Pa., Lisa Parker of Towanda, Pa., Diane Houghton and her husband, Paul Houghton of Odessa, N.Y., Robin Cron and her husband, Bruce Cron of Florida; several grandchildren; great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; brother, Howard "Gene" Fenton and his wife, Dawn Fenton of Athens; a sister, Marie Daugherty of Sayre, Pa.; numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Russell Fenton in 1959, and Marion YATES Fenton in 2004; grandsons, Steven Spencer and Stanley Ray Fenton; great grandsons, Harold Fenton III, Joshua SPENCER, Chris Spencer and Chris JACKSON; brothers, Albert Fenton in 2005, Johnathan Fenton in 2008, Clarence Fenton, Boyd Fenton Jr. and George Hartford; and a sister Beverly Hansell in 2006.  Private funeral service will held at the convenience of the family.  Interment will be in the Standing
Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Twp., Pa.  The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting the family with arrangements.  RHW.  Daily Review.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, JR., 33rd Degree MSA, 77, well-known resident of Towanda, PA, died, December 17, 2003 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Born July 14, 1926 in Standing Stone Township, he was the son of the late Benjamin Franklin, Sr., and Pauline Sherman Franklin.  He was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1944 and later served in the U.S. army during the Korean Conflict.  On June 21, 1953, he married the former Donna E. Jones.  He was preceded in death by his wife on May 16, 1989.  En earlier years he was employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda and was later employed by Penelec in Towanda for many years, retiring as superintendent of the electrical equipment department there in 1989.  Mr. Franklin was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church and was a former deacon and Sunday school teacher.  He was a member of the board of directors of the Northeast PA AAA Motor Club.  He was an active and truly dedicated Freemason entering into Freemasonry in LeRay Lodge No. 471 where he served as worshipful master.  He was appointed district deputy grandmaster of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania.  He was exalted in Union Royal Arch Chapter No. 161, Pennsylvania where he served as most excellent high priest; was appointed a district deputy grand high priest of the Grand Holy Royal Arch Chapter of Pennsylvania.  He was also appointed as representative of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Kentucky near the Grand Holy Royal Chapter of Pennsylvania.  He was very pleased to be made a “Kentucky Colonel” by the Grand Chapter of Kentucky and was greeted in Northern Council No. 24, Pennsylvania where he served that body as thrice illustrious master.  Mr. Franklin was knighted in Northern Commandery No. 16 Knights Templar and served as eminent commander; was a member of the Knight York Cross of Honor, Penn Priory, No. 6, Pennsylvania; was a member of the Northeastern York Rite College, No. 102, Pennsylvania, where he served as a premanate governor and was selected and received the Purple Cross and made an associate regent of the Sovereign York Rite College of North America; received the fourth to 18th degree of the Scottish rite in the Valley of Towanda; where he served as presiding officer in all three bodies; was selected and received the Meritorius Service Award by the Pennsylvania Council of Deliberation, the governing body of Scottish Rite in Pennsylvania.  In 1973, Brother Benjamin Franklin, Jr., was coroneted a Sovereign Grand Inspector General, 33rd degree honorary member of the Supreme Council for the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, illustrious, Brother Benjamin Franklin, Jr., 33rd degree MSA was a member of the Williamsport Consistory 32nd degree and served as an appointed officer in that Scottish Rite Body.  He was a Demolay Dad” of which he was very proud to serve.  Illustrious Brother Franklin 33rd degree served as a director of work and trustee for almost every Masonic body he was a member.  He was also a member of the Quinlintown Hunting Club, Wysox IOOF Lodge No. 1152, Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and the National Rifle Association.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and tinkering with machinery.  Faith, family and fraternity and community were of most importance to him.  Surviving are daughters, Sandra E. Habekost, Pottsville; Judy A. Franklin and her husband, Matthew Mattingly, Amherst, MA; his son, Victor M. Franklin, Towanda, RR5; granddaughters, Amanda and Vivian; grandsons, Benjamin and Jasha; sisters, Ellen Franklin, Standing Stone; A. Kay Driscoll, Summerfield, NC; an uncle and aunt, Harold and Erma Sherman, Towanda; aunts, Maria Franklin Ocean Springs, MS; Barbara Skaggs, Port Richey, FL; a sister-in-law, Shirley G. Franklin, Allis Hollow; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, William and Jill Jones, Fairfax, VA; step-mother-in-law, Phyllis Jones, Canton; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded death by a sister, Vivian A. Franklin, January 18, 1963; brother, E. Dean Franklin, May 29, 1979; brother-in-law, Gene H. Driscoll, January 24, 2003.  The funeral services were held December 21, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda with Mr. Robert M. Hockenberry, officiating.  Interment was in the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Twp.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Masonic Hall association, Towanda, PA, to the Wysox Volunteer Emergency Medical Services, Wysox, PA or to the Wysox Fire Company, New Building Fund, Wysox, PA in Benjamin Franklin Jr.’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

ELLEN J. FRANKLIN, 90, a lifelong resident of Standing Stone, Pa. passed away Sunday afternoon, Aug. 24, 2014 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Ellen was born in Standing Stone Township on June 3, 1924, the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Sr. and Pauline Sherman Franklin. She was a graduate of Towanda High School and in early years was employed by the W.T. Grant Store in Towanda. Ellen served as treasurer for the Towanda Printing Company under the administration of David Turner for many years until her retirement. During her retirement years, Ellen worked part-time at her nephew Timothy B. Franklin's insurance office in Wysox. Ellen was a member of the Standing Stone United Methodist Church where she served as treasurer for many years and was a member of the United Methodist Women, Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 76, Towanda and the George Clymer Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. Faith, family and community were most important in Ellen's life. Ellen possessed exceptional love, concern and dedication to her nieces and nephews. They loved her very much and will miss her.She is survived by her sister-in-law, Shirley G. Franklin of Allis Hollow; nieces, Sue Franklin Brock (Fred) of Bradenton, Fla., Sandra Franklin of Pottstown, Pa., Rebecca Franklin Hauser (Leland) of Wysox, Judy Franklin (Matthew) of Amherst, Mass., Julia Franklin Houser (Gordon) of Merritt Island, Fla., Linda Driscoll Janci (Jim) of Bridgewater, N.J.; nephews, Timothy Franklin (Noknoi) of Wysox, Victor Franklin of Wysox, Keith Driscoll (LuAnn) of Cornelius, N.C.; several great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins; special cousin, Marilyn Johnson of Terrytown. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Vivian A. Franklin on Jan. 18, 1963; sister and brother-in-law, A. Kay Driscoll on Jan. 24, 2010 and Gene H. Driscoll on Jan. 24, 2003; brother, E. Dean Franklin on May 29, 1979; brother and sister-in-law, Benjamin Franklin Jr. on Dec. 17, 2003 and Donna E. Jones Franklin on May 16, 1989.The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. William Westbrook, her pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the Standing Stone Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Standing Stone United Methodist Church, Kathy Camp, treasurer, 3264 River Rd., Wysox, PA or to the George Clymer Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution in care of Phyllis Patton, treasurer, 10 William St., Towanda, PA in Ellen's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 8/26/2014

GEROULD –DOROTHY GEROULD SCHOONOVER, 66, wife of Reginald L. Schoonover of Standing Stone, Wysox RD 2 died Saturday evening May 9, 1987 following a period of deteriorating health. Born May 31, 1920 in Standing Stone, she was the daughter of Yetter and Mary Brenizer Gerould. She was a graduate of Rome High School, Class of 1938. On October 29 of that year she married Reginald Schoonover. She assisted her husband in the operation of their farm in Standing Stone for may years with her main interest in life surrounding her home and family. She was a member of the Standing Stone United Methodist Church and the UNM, also a member of the Wysox Fierman’s Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband at home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Regina and Norman Roof of Towanda RD 5, Sandra and Scot Wickwire of Wysox RD 2, Maryann and James Cashdollar of Wysox RD 2, a son and daughter-in-law, Clinton G. and Delores Schoonover of Wysox RD 2; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Malcom G. Gerould of Towanda RD 2; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, a brother, Clinton Gerould and a sister, Betty Taylor. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Michael Hughes and Pastor Dennis Fox officiating. Interment will be in Standing Stone Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family requests memorials may be directed to the Wysox Firemen’s Auxiliary in care of Elaine Engisch, P.O. Box 2, Wysox, PA in her memory. –Towanda Daily Review

GIFFORD GERTRUDE GIFFORD RINEBOLD, 82, wife of Lawrence W. Rinebold of Towanda RR 2, Asylum Township, died early Thursday morning, Dec. 2, 1993, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born July 10, 1911 in Waymart, Wayne County, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Maude McAdams Gifford.  In early years Gertrude drove school bus in the Rummerfield area.  She also worked for the Towanda Corsett Co.; Rynveld Wreath Co., in New Albany; the Wysox Diner; Towanda Hosiery and the Blue Swan of Sayre.  Gertrude was a member of the Standing Stone United Methodist Church.  Surviving are: her husband of 62 years, Lawrence W. Rinebold of Macedonia; two daughters and sons-in-law, Joanne Rinebold Rockwell and Lyle Rockwell of Athens and Ruth Rinebold Huddleson and Russell Huddleson of Mercur Hill; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Rinebold of Towanda; a son-in-law, Ronald Tobin of Macedonia; two half-sisters, Kay Stranagan Cole of Frostproff, Fla., and Margaret Stranagan Crandell of Oneonta, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and several close friends.  She was preceded in death by her father, Frederick, on Sept. 2, 1961; her mother, Maude, on Jan. 13, 1981; a daughter, Dorothy Rinebold Tobin, on Sept. 28, 1974; a son, Lawrence D. Rinebold, on April 14, 1989; a daughter-in-law, Donna Brannaka Rinebold in 1973; three grandchildren, Renita Jo Tobin, on Sept. 8, 1960, Cindy Rinebold Decker, on Oct. 19, 1978 and Kimberly Sue Rinebold, on April 1, 1970; a great-grandchild, Randy Decker on March 19, 1976; a brother, Howard L. Gifford on March 11, 1923 and a half-sister, Jenny Shapley on Dec. 1, 1991.  The funeral service will be held Sunday, Dec. 5, 1993 at 1:30 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, officiating.  The family will receive friends Saturday, Dec. 4, 1993 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Township.  –Towanda Daily Review.

SEVELLON FURMAN GOD, 72, of Towanda RR 2, Asylum Township, died Monday evening, Dec. 25, 1995, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Nov. 7, 1923, in Terry Township, he was a son of the late William and May Johnson God, Jr.  Following the death of his father, Sevellon along with his brother, Wilson, operated the family farm until declining health forced his retirement.  He also served as a substitute bus driver for his brother, Wilson.  Sevellon enjoyed deer hunting and socializing.  Surviving are his wife, Margaret Judson God of Wysox; daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy May and Stephen Brink of Towanda RR 2; grandchildren, Jeffrey and Jana Burleigh of Wysox, Sarah Burleigh of Towanda; great-granddaughter, Ashley; son-in-law, David Burleigh of Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by a daughter, Suzanne Marie Burleigh on Dec. 9, 1993; two sisters, Margaret Hoover and Daisy Vanderpool; brother, Wilson God.  The funeral and committal service will be held Friday, Dec. 29, 1995, at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating.  Interment will be in Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Township.  The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GOD SUZANNE SUZIE GOD BURLEIGH, 41, wife of David W. Burleigh of 125 Charles St., Towanda, died Sunday evening, Dec. 19, 1993, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Born Dec. 26, 1951, in Towanda, she was a daughter of Sevellon and Margaret Judson God.  Suzie was a 1969 graduate of Towanda High School.  She was employed by the Commonwealth Telephone Co. for several years and later by the Bradford County Action in Towanda for two years.  She was a member of the North Towanda United Methodist Church and its United Methodist Women’s Group.  Suzie enjoyed sewing and spending time with her friends.  Surviving are her husband, David W. Burleigh, at home; a son, Jeffery D. Burleigh, and a daughter, Sarah S. Burleigh, both at home; her father, Sevellon God of French Asylum; her mother, Margaret God of Standing Stone; a sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Steven Brink of French Asylum; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, Dec. 23, 1993, at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Rev. Larry Lutz, pastor of the North Towanda United Methodist Church, officiating.  The family will receive friends Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1993, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Township. –Towanda Daily Review.

CHARLES A. IKE GOFF, 70, of Wysox RD2, Standing Stone Twp., died Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 6, 1984.  Born Oct. 24, 1914, in Standing Stone Township, he was the son of Anson and Rose Kubik Goff.  Mr. Goff was a veteran of WW II, having served in the U.S. Army.  During his lifetime, he was employed in various farms and also as a mason in the Standing Stone area and had resided at the home of Charles and Janet Lundy for the past ten years.  Ike loved the outdoors, farming, animals and fishing.  He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post #42 and the Earl T. Fulmer Memorial VFW Post #6072.  His survivors include a sister, Mrs. Marie Archambault of Chicopee, Mass., several nieces and nephews, and his close friends Charles and Janet Lundy.  Funeral and committal services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Kenneth W. Bitler, pastor of the Standing Stone United Methodist Church,  officiating.  Interment will be in the Standing Stone Cemetery.  Friends are invited to call at the funeral home this evening from 7-9 p.m.  Towanda Daily Review.

 

LESLIE N. GORTON, 73, of Rummerfield, Pa. passed away Wednesday morning, Feb. 17, 2016 at his home following declining health. Leslie was born in Binghamton, N.Y. on July 6, 1942 the son of Clyde and Mary Spangenberg Gorton. In early years he was employed by the Cotton-Hanlon Lumber Company, Shulman's Salvage Yard in Elmira, N.Y. and by the J.V. Taylor Trucking Company in Wyalusing. Leslie later operated his own lawn care business in Inverness, Fla. for 16 years and upon returning to the area was employed by the C.C. Allis Lumber Company in Herrickville until his retirement. Leslie enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing.His family includes his children, Leslie Gorton (Vinnie) of Elmira, N.Y., William Gorton of Inverness, Fla., Teresa Fenton (Randy) of Orwell Township, Mary Gorton of Newfield, N.Y., Donald Christian of Arizona and John Welfel (Sandy) of Floral City, Fla.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his siblings, Ronald Gorton (Joann) of Orson, Pa., Gary Gorton (Debbie) of Hallstead, Pa., Shirley Warring (Robert) of Ararat, Pa., Evelyn Cottrell (Richard) of Ararat, Pa.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Ella Horton Gorton on Feb. 3, 2013 and a brother, Robert Gorton, in 2013.The funeral and committal service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with Pastor Kurt Brown of the Grace Baptist Church, East Smithfield, Pa. officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Township, Pa. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA in Leslie N. Gorton's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 2/18/2016

 

Verne B. GRIFFIS, 84, of Wysox RR 2 (Standing Stone), PA died Thursday, March 25, 1999 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born December 15, 1914 in Wilmot Twp., he was the son of the late Olin W. and Christine Smith Griffis.  He was employed by Sylvania Electric in Towanda for 36 years until his retirement.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Deanna and Robert Thurston of Milan, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Verne B. and Loretta Griffis Jr. ad Wysox, PA and Chiefland, FL and Craig W. and Faye Griffis of Milan; eight grandchildren, among them Mark C. and Sherri Griffis of Mansfield, PA and Susan Pike of Troy, PA; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Evelyn Neiley of Wysox; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services were held March 29 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Wysox with the Rev. Helen Learn officiating and interment to be in the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Twp.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday April 1, 1999
 

GRIFFIS Verne B. Griffis Jr.

72, of Williston, Fla., died May 4, at his home. He was born in Sayre, Pa., on July 20, 1938 to Verne B. Griffis Sr. and Marjorie VanNest Griffis.  Verne was a 1956 graduate of Towanda High School and graduated from Broome Community College. He served three years in the U.S. Army in the Signal Corp. After discharge from the Army he went to work for the Hilliard Corp of Elmira, N.Y., and retired after more than 35 years.  Verne moved to Williston, Fla. in 2003 and attended The Williston Vineyard Church. He and his wife enjoyed traveling in their fifth wheel throughout the United States. One of his most enjoyable trips was touring Alaska. For several years he and his wife worked feeding the homeless in Gainesville and he had recently started his own food ministry, From the Heart, in Williston.  Verne is survived by his wife more than 19 years, Loretta, of Williston; a daughter, Diana (Drew) Lane of Seminole, Fla.; and a son Verne (Julie) of Spokane, Wash., and Valdez, Ark.; stepchildren: Randy Robinson of Roanoke, Va., Stacey Robinson of Cary, N.C., Chris Robinson of Waynesboro, Va. and Michele (Tim) Madril of Bedford, Va. He had 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Verne had one brother, Craig (Faye) and a sister Deanna (Robert) Thurston both of Milan, Pa., as well as two aunts, several cousins and nieces and nephews.  Verne was predeceased by his mother Marjorie VanNest Griffis on Sept 16, 1998 and his father Verne Sr., on March 23, 1999.  A memorial service was held at his home and was attended by his brother and wife, sister and husband and other family and friends. A visitation and service will be held at Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home from noon until 2 p.m. on May 14, followed by interment in the Standing Stone Cemetery. Arrangements are under direction of Knauff Funeral Home in Williston, Fla. and Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda, Pa.   In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in his memory to Wounded Warriors Project, 7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256; Bread of the Mighty Food Bank, P.O. Box 5086 Gainesville, FL 32627; Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606; and Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park Association, Borough of Towanda, P.O. Box 206, Towanda, PA 18848.  Towanda Daily Review - May 7, 2011

HORTON Lillian Ella Horton Gorton

69, of Rummerfield, Pa. died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Lillian was born on Oct. 4, 1943, in Troy Township, Pa., the daughter of Raymond and Julia Carnwright Horton. She was formerly employed by the Morris Market in Wyalusing, Sammy's Restaurant in Wysox, and the Wyalusing Personal Care Home. Lillian enjoyed working in her flower beds and caring for her roses, fishing, sitting on her deck watching others fishing on the river, and working on her computer. She loved animals and making people laugh.  She is survived by: her husband, Leslie Gorton; children, Donald Christian, John Welfel and wife Sandy, and Mary Gorton; step children, Leslie Gorton, William Gorton and Teresa Fenton; brothers, Eugene and Daniel Horton; half sisters, Florence and Cheryl Eldred and Sharon Ennis; and half-brother, Jonathon Eldred; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.   In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by: her brother, Charles Horton; and half-brothers, Nathaniel and George Eldred and Richard Horton. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Twp., Pa.   Towanda Daily Review – February 5, 2013

 

EVERETT C. ‘JOHNNY’ HOTALING, 83, formerly of Wysox RD 2 died Friday December 12, 1986 at the Laporte United Methodist Home. Born February 12, 1903 in Harwick, NY, he was the son of the late Orra and Mary Murdock Hotaling. Mr. Hotaling was employed on his brother, Harold’s farm for over 40 years and later made his home for several years with a niece and nephew, Roberta and Fred Hunt in Wysox RD2. He was a member of the Standing Stone United Methodist Church and Standing Stone Grange. He is survived by four brothers: Harold L. of the Dar-Way Nursing Home, Estelle, Lester H. of Vestal Center, NY, Arthur L. of Sayre RD, Kenneth E. of Apalachin, NY; two sisters: Mrs. Miles (Jenny) Hitchcock of Herrickville and Mrs. Galen (Patty) May of East Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by three sisters: Ruth Hotaling, Ella Hotaling and Marian Young, also by a brother, Harold Hotaling. Funeral and committal services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with his pastor, Rev. Kenneth W. Bitler officiating. Interment will be in the Standing Stone Cemetery. Family will receive friends Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at the funeral home. Friends who wish may remember Mr. Hotaling by directing memorials to Standing Stone United Methodist Church in his memory. –Towanda Daily Review

 

HOTALING George L. - George L. Hotaling, 70, of Wysox RR 2 (Standing Stone Twp.), Pa., died Sunday morning, May 30, 2010, at his home following a period of declining health. George was born Jan. 24, 1940, in Towanda, Pa., the son of the late Harold and Florence Lundy Hotaling. He graduated from Towanda High School in 1957 and Mansfield State Teachers College in 1961. On June 9, 1962 he married the former Merrie "Boo" Homer. George was an educator for 35 years in the elementary schools of Wysox, Rome and Northeast Bradford. One of his most satisfying accomplishments was to develop and coordinate Northeast Bradford's outdoor education program known as "ABCD." George served as a director of the Bradford County Conservation District and a Pennsylvania Game Commission Hunter Safety instructor. George was a member of the Standing Stone United Methodist Church and the Methodist Men's Club. He was a 50-year member of the Standing Stone Grange No. 354 and was a member of the Standing Stone Cemetery Association. Additionally, George was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda, South Mountain Hunting Club, Towanda Gun Club, National Rifle Association and a past member of the Quarry Glen Club. George shared his love of nature with his family, friends and students. He especially enjoyed hunting and fishing. George's farm is best remembered as Pete's Berries, which later became Hotaling Berries. George was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend. He was a jack-of-all-trades, who willingly helped anyone in need and will be greatly missed by all who loved him. Surviving are: his devoted wife of nearly 48 years, Merrie "Boo" Homer Hotaling; son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Lisa Hotaling of Monroeton, Pa.; grandchildren, Lauren, Meghan and Ryan Hotaling, all of Monroeton, Pa.; brother, Robert Hotaling of Morristown, S.D.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Roberta and Fred Hunt of Standing Stone Twp., Pa., Grace and Richard "Dick" Talada of Englewood, Fla., and Barton, N.Y.; mother-in-law Jane Gerould of Burlington, Pa.; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Helen Learn, pastor of the Standing Stone United Methodist Church, officiating. The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Standing Stone Cemetery Association, RR2 Box 62, Wysox, PA 18854, or Guthrie Hospice, Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840, or to the charity or organization of one's choice in George L. Hotaling's memory. . – Towanda Daily Review, May 31, 2010

 

HAROLD LAVERNE HOTALING, 86 of Wysox RD 2, Standing Stone Township died Saturday March 28, 1987 at the Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella. Born Jan. 5, 1901 in Hartwick, NY he was a son of Ora and Mary Murdock Hotaling. He owned and operated his own dairy farm in Standing Stone for most of his life and was a member of the Standing Stone United Methodist Church and the Standing Stone Grange from 70 years. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law: Grace and Richard Talada of Barton RD 1, Roberta and Fred Hunt of Wysox RD 2; two sons and daughters-in-law: George L. and Marie Hotaling of Wysox and Robert L. and Janet Hotaling of Box Elder, SD; 11 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three brothers: Lester H. Hotaling of Vestal Center, NY, Arthur L. Hotaling of Sayre RD and Kenneth E. Hotaling of Apalachin; two sisters: Mrs. Miles (Jenny) Hitchcock of Herrickville and Mrs. Galen (Patty) May of East Towanda; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Lundy Hotaling on Nov. 3, 1980 and by three sisters: Ruth and Ella Hotaling and Marion Young; two brothers: Howard and Everett “Johnny” Hotaling. The funeral and committal services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Kenneth Bitler and the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating. Interment will be in Standing Stone Cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Standing Stone United Methodist Church in his memory. –Towanda Daily Review

HOWARD - Alberta Mae Howard Cashdollar, 69, of RR 2, Wysox (Wysox Township) PA, died Thursday July 8, 2003, at the Robert Packer Hospital Sayre, PA. Alberta was born July 27, 1933 in Towanda, PA, a daughter of the late Albert and Helen Johnson Howard Sr..  Her life encompassed her family. Surviving are her husband James Cashdollar, at home, her sons and daughters-in-law; Earl and Emmy Barber Jr., of Franklindale, PA;  David H. and Wanda Cashdollar of Canton, PA; her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Rick Mansfield of Canton, PA; her daughter Joan Cashdollar of Towanda, PA; six grandchilren, Jennifer and Loretta Barber of Liberty Corners, PA; Christina Mansfield of  of Franklindale, John Patrick Mansfield of Franklindale, Melanie Mansfield of Townada, Michael Hackett and his wife Shenia Hackett of Santtee, California; six great grandchildren, a sister Doris (Joe) Lamey of Solona, PA, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her twin brother Albert Howard Jr.. The funeral service will be held Thursday, July 10, at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Avenue, Towanda, PA. Interment will be in the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Township, PA.

HOWARD ALBERTA MAE HOWARD CASHDOLLAR, 69, of RR 2, Wysox (Wysox Township), Pa., died Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Alberta was born July 27, 1933 in Towanda, Pa., a daughter of the late Albert and Helen Johns Howard Sr.  In February 1958, Alberta married James Cashdollar.  Her life encompassed her home and family.  Surviving are her husband James Cashdollar, at home, her sons and daughters-in-law; Earl and Emmy Barber Jr., of Franklindale, Pa., David H. and Wanda Cashdollar of Canton, Pa., her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Rick Mansfield of Canton, Pa.; her daughter, Joan Cashdollar of Towanda, Pa.; six grandchildren, Jennifer and Loretta Barber of Liberty Corners, Christina Mansfield of Franklindale, John Patrick Mansfield of Franklindale, Melanie Mansfield of Towanda, Michael Hackett and his wife Shenia Hackett of Santee, Calif.; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Doris Lamey of Salona, Pa., several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her twin brother, Albert Howard Jr.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, July 10, at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Interment will be in the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Township, Pa.  There are no calling hours.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford Humane Society, Ulster, Pa. in Alberta’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

HUGHES –MARY K. HUGHES WINTERRINGER, age 90, of Rummerfield Mountain, Pa., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at her home. She fought a courageous battle with cancer and is now free of pain and suffering. Mary was born on Nov. 28, 1925, the daughter of the late Maurice and Ellen Hughes. She was a graduate of the Coconut Grove High School in Miami, Fla. After graduating high school she studied and practiced nursing for a few years before she became a housewife and homemaker for her family. She married the late James Sterling Winterringer in 1944.Mary was a talented porcelain painter and loved sharing her paintings with family and friends. She was a member of the New York Porcelain Painters Association. Mary was also a member of the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville and shared her faith and love for the Lord with all who would listen.Mary is survived by her daughter, Sandra Lee Hammer of Rummerfield Mountain, Pa.; her son, Jeffrey Alan Winterringer and his wife Kathy and Newark, Del.; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter. She is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Nancy Winterringer of Wyalusing, Pa.; sister, Pauline Cook of Miramar, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, James Sterling Winterringer, who passed on Nov. 27, 2010, Mary was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Rodger Winterringer who passed on Nov. 16, 2008; son, James Sterling Winterringer III who passed on July 26, 2013; grandson, Jeffrey Alan Winterringer Jr., who passed on April 18, 2002; and sister, Evelyn Paula. She will be missed by all and her love for each one was so evident.Funeral services for Mary will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday morning, April 4, 2016 at the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville, Pa., with Reverend Thomas Davis of the church officiating. Interment will follow at the Standing Stone Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Smile Train, P.O. Box 96231, Washington DC or the Braintrim Baptist Church, P.O. Box 281 Laceyville, PA. Arrangements are entrusted with Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 4/1/2016

JACKSON, Maria - Well Known Lady of Rummerfield Passes Away - Mrs. Oscar Sage, 77, of Rummerfield, died at 4:50 o'clock Friday at the Robert Packer hospital, Sayre, to which she was admitted Wednesday. Heart trouble was the cause of death. She is survived by two sons, Fred Sage at home and Frank Sage of Athens. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the home. Burial in the Standing Stone cemetery. - Wyalusing Rocket, November 30, 1931

JONES –DONNA E. JONES FRANKLIN, 57 of Wysox died Tuesday evening May 16, 1989 at her home following an extended illness. Born Feb. 8, 1932 in Doylestown, PA she was a daughter of the late R. Lloyd and Elizabeth Quick Jones. Donna attended the Shinglehouse, PA schools and was a graduate of John Harris High School in Harrisburg. She later graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College. On June 21, 1953 she married Benjamin Franklin Jr. in Canton, PA. Mrs. Franklin taught school for several years in both Athens and Towanda School systems and was later employed by the Towanda Public Library. She was a member of the Wysox Rebekah Lodge No. 443 and the Towanda Chapter No. 75 Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are her husband, Benjamin Franklin Jr. at home; two daughters: Sandra E. Franklin of Eagleville, PA and Judy A. Franklin of Belmont, MA; a son, Victor M. Franklin of Hornbrook, Towanda RD 5; her stepmother, Phyllis K. Jones of Canton RD; a sister, Mrs. Floyd Katherine Peek of Las Vegas, NV; a brother, Lt. Col. Williams L. Jones of Augsburg, Germany; a close aunt, Muriel Jennings of Wysox; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Darris M. Hauser, pastor of the Towanda Independent Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Standing Stone Cemetery. The family suggest memorials be directed to the Bradford Unit of the American Cancer Society, 515 S. Main St., Athens or to the Towanda Public Library, Main St., Towanda, PA or to Memorial Hospital Inc., Towanda, PA in Mrs. Franklin’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

DANIEL F. KITHCART, 84, OF RR 2, Athens, Pa. (Sheshequin Township) died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002 at his home.  Born July 13, 1918 in Herrick Township, Pa., he was a son of George and Daisy Casselbury Kithcart.  Daniel was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre.  On Dec. 2, 1950, Daniel married the former Marlene Hinkley.  In earlier years, he was employed by the Alderson Lumber Co. in LeRaysville, and later by State Aggregates in Wysox, Pa.  Daniel was a member of the Ulster United Methodist Church, Ulster, Pa.; AAR; and the North American Hunting Club.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and going to flea markets.  He is survived by: his wife, Martha Kithcart at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Irene and Floyd Douglas of RR 2, Athens; a son and daughter-in-law, Frederick and Maureen Kithcart of RR 5, Towanda; grandchildren, Johnathan Wheeler, Rick Kithcart, William Douglas, Floyd Douglas II, Daniel Douglas, Dennis Douglas, Carrie Douglas, Ellen Kipp and her husband Terry Kipp, and Colleen Kithcart; several great-grandchildren; brothers, James Kithcart, Kenneth Kithcart, Howard Kithcart and his wife Dorothy, and Harry Kithcart and his wife Margaret; sisters, Helen Brown, Mary Woodruff and her husband Fred, and Dorothy Crawn; brothers-in-law, James Wells and special friend Wilma Burgess, Charles and Darlene Wells, Howard Hinkley, Richard Hinkley and John Hinkley; sisters-in-law, Sylvia Presley and her husband Don, Patricia Richardson and her husband Jim, Jean, Johnson and her husband Dave, and Diane Krohn and her husband Michael; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased in death by a son, Daniel Frederick Kithcart in 1956; and brothers, Roy, Earl and Alfred Kithcart.  The funeral service will be held Sunday, November 24, 2002 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church, Sayre, Pa., officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Sunday afternoon at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Standing Stone Cemetery, standing Stone Township, Pa. with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. –Towanda Daily Review.

KOONTZ - Eva Mae Sandt, 80, of Wyalusing, PA, died on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at her home, with her loving family at her side. Born July 12, 1927 in Elkton, VA, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Mildred Stevens Koontz. Her parents moved to Pennsylvania and purchased a farm in Standing Stone Township. She graduated from Towanda High School in the class of 1945. Eva married Phillip Leo Sandt of Easton, PA on Sept. 18, 1948. Leo predeceased her on Oct. 13, 1981. They operated the family farm for many years. She also was a bookkeeper for Farm and Home Supply Co., as well as Leo Sandt TV and Repair Service. Later, she and her husband purchased the Rendezvous Tavern in Dushore, from which she retired. In retirement, she enjoyed caring for her family and also crocheting. She was a member of the Standing Stone United Methodist Church. Surviving are two sons and daughter-in-law, David and Mary Sandt, Wyalusing and Michael Sandt, Twin Lakes, CO; four daughters and son-in-law, Nancy Sandt, Wyalusing, Judy and Harry Roelands, Durell, Susan “Sam” Sandt, Wyalusing and Jane Pratt, Wyalusing; two grandchildren, David (Daniela) Pratt, Wilkes-Barre and Nancy Sue Sandt, Wyalusing; one great-grandchild, Landon Alexander Pratt, Wilkes-Barre; very special friend, Rita Herlt, Wyalusing and several nieces and nephews. Eva was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Koontz of Standing Stone and a sister, Virginia Tate of Florida. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 13, 2008, at 1 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Helen H. Learn, officiating. Interment will be in the Standing Stone Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to HOPS Ambulance Assoc., c/o James W. Seipler, RR1, Box 280, Rome, PA 18837. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, 12 June 2008  
 

JAMES FLOYD ‘TING’ LEIGHTON SR., 73, of East Towanda, formerly of Standing Stone, Pa., passed away Sunday morning, July 3, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. "Ting," as he was known by his family and friends, was born at home in Powell, Pa., on Oct. 22, 1946 the son of Albert and Catherine Millage Leighton Sr. He attended school in Towanda and later worked in area construction and masonry for many years until his retirement. Ting loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and working in his beautiful vegetable garden, which he grew for years until declining health no longer permitted him to continue. Surviving are his children, Tina (Dave) Comstock of Towanda, James (Diane) Leighton Jr. of Towanda, Tim (Tammy) Leighton of Rome, Jeff (Evelyn) Leighton of Rome, Lisa (Mike) Goodnow of South Carolina, Jason (Michelle) Leighton of Durell, and Joe (Susan) Leighton of Athens; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Leighton of Monroeton; sisters, Cathy (Wayne) Swartz of Rome, and Delores Carson of Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins; his significant other, Connie Bolt of Monroeton; and special friends, Charlie and Robin Palmer. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his spouse of 37 years, Colleen Yates on Nov. 20, 2011; great grandson, Konnor James; brothers, Albert Leighton Jr. Gerald Leighton and Donald Leighton Sr.; and sister, Yvonne Smiley. The funeral service will be held at noon on Thursday, July 7, 2016 the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Township, Pa. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA in James Floyd Leighton Sr.'s memory. –Towanda Daily Review 7/4/2016

 

LEWIS Erma Lewis Bishop

88, of 437 W. Macedonia Road, Asylum Township, Towanda, Pa., formerly of Standing Stone, died Sunday morning, June 12, 2011 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Township, Pa., following a brief illness.  Erma was born May 11, 1923 in Wysox, Pa., the daughter of Harry and Frances Tompkins Lewis. She was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1943. On July 14, 1945, Erma married David H. Bishop in Towanda, Pa. She was preceded in death by her husband on July 13, 1980. Erma was employed by the Eclipse in Elmira, N.Y., during World War II and was later employed by Sylvania Electric in Towanda and the J & A Dress Company in Standing Stone. Erma was a member of the Standing Stone United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Wysox Rebekah Lodge No. 433, the Lady Whittemore Club, Wysox Fire Department Auxiliary and the Standing Stone Grange. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, crocheting and knitting.  Surviving are: her children, Ronald D. Bishop and wife Roxanne Brown Bishop of Durell, Duane H. Bishop and wife Kathleen Bahl Bishop of Lexington Park, Md., LuAnn F. Fullmer of Hornbrook; grandchildren, Brian Bishop, Jessica Fullmer, Brandon Bishop, Dana Bishop and Kevin Bishop; great-grandchildren, Peyton Voda and Jaidyn Raley; sisters, Inez Darling of Interlaken, N.Y., Shirley Boyes and husband Richard Boyes of Interlaken, N.Y.; brother, Gary Lewis and wife Mary Lewis of Horseheads, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by brothers, Miles, Sidney and Ralph Lewis; and special friend, Claire Kilmer.  The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Pa. A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. William Westbrook, pastor of the Standing Stone United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow the service at the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Township, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Manor Patient Activities Fund, RR3 Box 322, Troy, PA 16947; or to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848 in Erma's memory.   Towanda Daily Review - June 13, 2011
   

LONG Willard B. Long

77, formerly of Standing Stone, Pa., died Friday, April 29, 2011 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Willard was born Oct. 13, 1933 in Pittsburgh, Pa., the son of J. Willard Long and Juliet Barefoot Long. He was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1951 and continued his education at Juniata College where he received his bachelor's degree in 1956. He received his master's degree from Millersville University in 1962. Mr. Long completed graduate work at Mansfield University, Ball State, Elmira College and Penn State University. Mr. Long taught fourth grade for two years at the Helen Minard School and 28 years at the Ulster-Sheshequin School and Athens Area Schools. Willard enjoyed visiting with former students, reading, and studying American history, Native American history and Bradford County history. He will be remembered for his artistic talents.  He is survived by numerous cousins.  Funeral services will be private. There are no calling hours. Interment will be in the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Twp., Pa. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Ulster-Sheshequin School Library in care of Mrs. T. Neilson, Box 260 Ulster, PA 18850 in Willard B. Long's memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review – April 30, 2011

 

FREDERICK P. LUNDY, SR., 60 of Wysox RD 2, Standing Stone died Tuesday Oct. 7, 1986 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born June 25, 1926 in Standing Stone he was the son of the late George and Verna Claggett Lundy. Mr. Lundy was a graduate of Towanda High School, class of 1944. On June 15, 1949 he was married to the former Jean Roof. Mr. Lundy owned and operated his farm in Standing Stone for many years and following the death of his brother, Ralph continued the operation of the Lundy coal business. He was a member of the Standing Stone United Methodist Church and was a 50-year member of the Standing Stone Grange. He was also a member of the Towanda Gun Club and Wysox Fire Department. Mr. Lundy is survived by his wife, Jean, a son and daughter-in-law, Frederick P. and Cynthia Johnson Lundy, Jr., grandson, Frederick P. Lundy III, granddaughter, Kristin Leigh Lundy, three brothers: Floyd Lundy, C. Renwick Lundy and Harold Lundy, all of Standing Stone, a sister, Mrs. Claude (Sarah) Clark of Wyalusing RD 3, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Candace and three brothers: William, Donald and Ralph and a sister, Florence Hotaling. The funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Kenneth W. Bitler and the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating. Interment will be in the Standing Stone Cemetery. The family will receive friends this afternoon fr5om 2-4 o’clock and this evening from 7-9 o’clock at the funeral home. The family requests that memorials be directed to the Standing Stone United Methodist Church or to a charity or organization of one’s own choosing in Mr. Lundy’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
 

HAROLD WATKINS LUNDY, 84, of Standing Stone Township died Tuesday evening, Oct. 19, 2004 at his home following declining health.  Born Jan. 13, 1920 in Standing Stone, he was the last of nine children of the late George Stephens Lundy and Verna Clagett Lundy.  Harold was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1938.  On July 18, 1946, he married the former Helen Chicosky at the North Towanda United Methodist Church.  Harold owned and operated his dairy farm on Mercur Hill from 1946 to 1980 and also provided bus transportation service for school students of the Towanda Area School District (Bus 20) for over 25 years until his retirement in 1996.  During the 1960’s, Harold served as a member of the Towanda Area School Board.  He formerly served as a Standing Stone Township Supervisor, a board member for the Standing Stone Cemetery Association and the Wysox Cemetery Association.  He was a member of the Standing Stone Grange for 67 years, I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 1152, Wysox, for 56 years and was a former member of the Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191.  In 1996, Harold was inducted into the Pennsylvania Voter Hall of Fame for 50 years of consecutive voting.  Harold’s life surrounded his home and family.  He possessed a great love and admiration for his “3 girls” and will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father and “Pop-Pop”.  He will also be remembered for his love of the outdoors, his farm and for his willingness to help others.  Harold possessed deep abiding faith, kindness and strength of spirit and will.  He will be deeply missed.  Surviving are: his wife of 58 years, Helen Chicosky Lundy; his daughter, Elaine Lundy Ephlin of Mercur; his granddaughter, Karen Ann Ephlin, M.D. of Danville, Pa.; sisters-in-law Jean C. Lundy, Jean R. Lundy and Ella Mae Lundy all of Standing Stone; his brother-in-law Claude C. “Dick” Clark, Jr. of Standing Stone; and several nieces nephews, cousins and many friends.  Harold was preceded in death by six brothers, William LaVerne Lundy on Nov. 12, 1977, Donald Timothy Lundy on Jan. 6, 1973, Renwick Lundy on Jul 12, 1992, Ralph Clagett Lundy on Oct. 20, 1977, Frederick Paul Lundy on Oct. 27, 1986, and Floyd Thomas Lundy on Aug. 26, 20002; and two sisters, Florence Marie Hotaling on Nov. 3, 1980, Sarah Landmesser Clark on Feb. 20, 2002.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday Oct. 22, 2004 at the Standing Stone United Methodist Church with the Rev. Helen Learn, pastor officiating.  Interment will follow in Standing Stone Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, and also on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Standing Stone United Methodist Church.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, Pa. in Harold Watkins Lundy’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

LUNDY Sarah Lundy Clark, 78
02/22/2002 Towanda Daily Review
Sarah Lundy Clark, 78, wife of Claude C. "Dick" Clark of Herrick Township, died Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 20, 2002, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  She was born Dec. 26, 1923, in Standing Stone, a daughter of the late George and Verna Clagett Lundy. On April 30, 1947, Sarah married Claude C. Clark. Sarah was a member of the Standing Stone United Methodist Church and Standing Stone Grange. Her main interest in life surrounded her home and family. Sarah enjoyed cooking. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Claude C. "Dick" Clark at home; son, Dale Clark of Wyalusing R.R. 3; son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Michelle Clark of Wyalusing; three grandchildren, Michelle Tewksbury, Michael and Danielle Clark; brother, Floyd Lundy of The Highlands, Laporte; brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Helen Lundy of Standing Stone; sisters-in-law, Jean C. Lundy, Ella Mae Lundy and Jean R. Lundy, all of Standing Stone; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her sister, Florence Hotaling; and five brothers, Donald, Ralph, William, Renwick and Frederick Lundy. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Helen Learn, pastor of the Standing Stone United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Standing Stone Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Saturday afternoon at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Standing Stone United Methodists Church in care of Ellen Franklin, R.R. 2 Box 47, Wysox, Pa. 18854 in Mrs. Clark's memory.

PAUL C. MONTGOMERY, 82, of Wyalusing RR 4, Standing Stone Township, died Sunday morning, Aug. 27, 2000, at his home.  Born April 8, 1918, in Towanda, he was a son of the late Fred and Olive Hibbard Montgomery.  Paul served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European, African and Middle Eastern theaters in the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division.  In May of 1940 he married the former Pauline Hitchock.  In early years he was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda and was later employed by Remington Rand in Elmira, N.Y., which subsequently became Unisys Corp.  He retired from Unisys following many years of service as a computer analyst.  Paul was a member of the Standing Stone United Methodist Church, where he served on the board of trustees and was a member of the church men’s group.  He was a past master of the Standing Stone Grange and was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, Beirne-Webster VFW Post 1568, Towanda and the Towanda Gun Club.  Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Pauline, who is a resident of the Bradford County Manor, Troy RR 3; his son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Lynell Montgomery of Wyalusing RR 4; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Inez Hatch of Elkland, Pa. and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at 1 p.m. at the Standing Stone United Methodist Church with his pastor, the Rev. Helen Learn, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Standing Stone Cemetery with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according military honors.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Wednesday afternoon at the church.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Standing Stone United Methodist Church, in care of Ellen Franklin, RR 2, Box 47, Wysox, Pa. or to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa in Mr. Montgomery’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

PARK –ALYCE PARK COATES, 86, of Mercur Hill passed away at her home with her children by her side on Easter morning, Sunday, April 1, following a brief illness. Alyce, the daughter of Reid and Ella Swackhammer Park, was born on Nov. 9, 1931, at home, on Keene Summit Road, Standing Stone Twp. She attended the Grove, one-room, schoolhouse and graduated Towanda High School, class of 1949. On March 31, 1951, she married Jack A. Coates. They celebrated 61 years of marriage before he passed away on Nov. 12, 2012. Together they shared the work and duties of a farmers’ life. There on the farm is where they raised their six children. At times, Alyce worked outside the home, but her heart was in family and farm. She couldn’t imagine any happier place to be than home with any or all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The highlight of every week was Sunday night supper where the kitchen table would be filled two to three times over with family. Two jobs she also enjoyed was working at the Athens Stock Yard and on the Standing Stone Election Board for which she served 44 years. Alyce is survived by her children and spouses: Martin and Patricia Coates of Keene Summit Road, Nancy and Patrick Beebe of Spring Hill, Pennsylvania, Jack Jr. and Susan of Mercur Hill, Pennsylvania, Alan and Lynda Coates of LeRaysville, Pennsylvania, and Katrina and Drew Wilkins of Dushore, Pennsylvania; grandchildren: Christina (Jesse) Quinlan of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, Betsy (Frank, III) Scranta of Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, Erin (Dave) Meeh of Spring Hill, Pennsylvania, Ben (Mia) Beebe of LeRaysville, Pennsylvania, Ashley (Brad) Lantz of Cogan Station, Pennsylvania, Bryan Coates (Tre) of Wendell, North Carolina, Jack (Mindy) Coates of Towanda, Pennsylvania, Diana (Joshua) Petlock of Sugar Run, Pennsylvania, Brennan (Ellen) Coates of LeRaysville, Pennsylvania, Jolie Coates of LeRaysville, Pennsylvania, Nicholas Wilkins and Derek Wilkins of Dushore, Pennsylvania; great-grandchildren: Owen, Ryan, Seth and Jude Quinlan, Frank IV and Hunter Scranta, Alyssa and Katheryn Meehl, Alena, Leah and Calen Beebe, Claire Lantz, Caleb and Anna Petlock; brother-in-law and sister-in-law George and Betty Coates of Vestal, New York; along with a host of good friends. Alyce was predeceased by a son Ted (1990), brothers Reginald (1920) and LaVerne (1998). The funeral service will be held at noon on Friday, April 6, 2018, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pennsylvania, with Rev. Thomas Geiger, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda officiating. Interment will follow in the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Twp. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday and also one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please direct your donations to: Wysox EMS, P.O. Box 302, Wysox, PA or to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, in care of Peggy Coleman, 4001 Sugar Cabin Road, Rome, PA in memory of Alyce Park Coates. –Towanda Daily Review 4/2/2018

LAWRENCE D. “LARRY” RINEBOLD, 55, of Towanda died April 14, 1989 following an extended illness.  Born January 23, 1933 in Rummerfield, he was a son of Lawrence W. and Gertrude Stranagan Rinebold. Larry was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1962 and was a veteran of the Korean conflict having served in the Army’s military police. He was employed for 28 by GTE Sylvania, Towanda until failing health no longer permitted him to continue. Larry worked closely with the Pennsylvania Fish Commission and served as a deputy game warden for the Pennsylvania Game Commission for 25 years. He was well-known tthroughout the Bradford and Sullivan County areas and possessed numerous friends who will remember him as an avid outdoorsman, hunter, fisherman and especially as a trapper. Larry took great pride in his small family farm and enjoyed the construction and stocking of the four ponds located there with various types of fish. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He was a member of the Troy American Legion Post and the Towanda Gun Club.  He is survived by his wife, Nancy Sadock Rinebold; his parents, Lawrence and Gertrude Rinebold of Macedonia; two sons and daughters-in-law, Lawrence Jr. and Theresa Rinebold of Sayre and John and Cindy Rinebold of Monroeton; two sones: Jeffery Aaron Beach of Cresco, PA and Bradley Robert Beach stationed with the US Air Force in Germany; two daughters and sons-in-law, Laurie and Roy Martin of Dallas, PA, Eulie and Alan Cron of Towanda RD 5, 10 grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Huddleson of Mercur Hill and Jo Ann Rockwell of Athens; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Cindy Decker in October 1978 and Kimberly Rinebold April of 1970; a grandson, Randy Dwayne Decker in 1975 and a sister, Dorothy Tobin in 1974.  The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 7 until 9 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 2217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on April 17 at the funeral home with the Rev. Ann Bey, pastor of Standing Stone Church officiating and interment to be in Standing Stone Cemetery with the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family suggests that memorials be directed to the Bradford Unit, American Cancer Society, 515 S. Main St., Athens, PA in Mr. Rinebold’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

ROOF –BLANCHE MANN, 87 of Wyalusing Township died Friday evening Augus 12, 1988 at the Bradford County Manor. She was born in Keene Summit Aug. 10, 1901 the daughter of the late Samuel and Ella Keene Roof. She attended the Standing Stone School and was married to C. Burgess Mann, who predeceased her on March 16, 1984. Surviving are one son, Charles Mann of Huntingdon, PA; two daughters, Doris Bouren of Vestal, NY and Elouise Mann of Wyalusing, a brother, Ephton Roof of Ulster, two sisters: Sarah Depew of Corning, NY and Hazel Summers of State College; six grandchildren: Gary Mann of Mechanicsburg, Dennis Mann of Shippensburg, Mark Mann of Huntingdon, Rick Bouren of Long Island, NY; Judy Pegram of Reno, NV and Barbara Sarvey of Vestal, NY; three great-grandchildren: Christian Sarvey of Vestal, Afrien George of Reno, NV an Lyndee Mann of Mechanichsburg and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers: Burleigh, John and Raymond, a sister, Florence Atwood and a grandson, Patrick Sarvey. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Groverdale Lane, Wyalusing with the Rev. Anne B. Bey officiating. Interment will be in the Standing Stone Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. –Towanda Daily Review

ROOF –JEAN ROOF LUNDY, 85, of Standing Stone Township, Pa., went to be with her Lord Sunday evening, Feb. 12, 2017 from the Skilled Nursing Unit of Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Jean was born on Nov. 15, 1931 in Towanda, Pa., the daughter of John J. and Ellen Hawley Roof. She graduated from Towanda High School in 1949 and married Frederick Lundy later that year. Together, they owned and operated a farm in Standing Stone. Jean was employed by Bonnell's in Towanda and Citizens and Northern Bank in Wysox for a number of years. She was a member of the Standing Stone Methodist Church and a life member of the Towanda Gun Club. Jean enjoyed sewing and quilting. Jean is survived by her son, Frederick Paul Lundy Jr. and wife Debbie of Standing Stone; grandchildren, Frederick P. Lundy III and wife Heidi, and Kristin Parkhurst and husband Jeremy; great-grandsons, Colton Frederick Lundy and Rhys David Lundy; brother and sister-in-law, Donald S. and Patricia Roof of Florida; sister-in-law, Margo Roof of Myersburg; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friend, Howard Shaw and family. In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Lundy Sr.; daughter, Candace Lundy; brother and sister-in-law, John M. and Regina Roof; sister and brother-in-law, Charmaine and Don Gardner; and nephews, Ron, Jeff and Jim Roof.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Robert Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Township. The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review 2/14/2017

RAYMOND ‘RAINBOW’ ROOF, 76 of Towanda RD 3 (Burlington Township) died Saturday morning May 9, 1987 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born April 2, 1911 in Standing Stone, he was a son of the late Samuel and Ella Keene Roof. He attended the Standing Stone School and in early years was employed by various electrical contractors, later being employed for 15 years by the BecTell Corp., retiring in 1970. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the Fraternal Order of Eagles #1347, the Loyal Order of the Moose #517 of Elmira and the Towanda Gun Club. He enjoyed the outdoors where he was an avid hunter and sportsman. Surviving are his common-law-wife of 26 years, Mary E. Bailey of Towanda RD 3; brother, Ephton Roof of East Smithfield; three sisters: Sara Depew of Corning, Hazel Summers of State College and Blanche E. Mann of Wyalusing, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers: John and Burleigh Roof and a sister, Florence Atwood. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Avenue, Towanda with the Rev. Kenneth Bitler officiating. Interment will be in Standing Stone Cemetery. Friends may call this evening from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. The Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge #1367 will hold services this evening at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Friends who wish may remember Mr. Roof by directing memorials to the American Lung Association of Northeast Pennsylvania, 302 North Main Ave., Scranton, PA. –Towanda Daily Review

 

SCHOONOVER –NEVA L. ROBINSON, 81 of Pipher’s Trailer Court, Wysox RD 2 died Friday evening June 10, 1988 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Born July 11, 1906 in Wysox Township, she was the daughter of John and Virgie Wood Schoonover. Neva attended the Grove School at Keene Summit and was a graduate of Sayre High School in 1924. On August 22, 1925 she married Earl L. Robinson. He preceded her in death in September 1965. Mr. Robinson’s main interest in life surrounded her family and home. She enjoyed playing cards with her friends and loved to crochet. She was a member of the Standing Stone Methodist Church, the Standing Stone Grange #354 in which she was a member for 68 years and a member of the Towanda Area Senior Citizens. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Leon E. and Donna V. Robinson, Standing Stone; Thomas D. and Loretta M. Robinson of Rome; two daughters: Marie L. Carr of Birchardville and Betty Jean Babcock of Sayre; a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce R. and Floyd E. Hayward Sr. of Rome; 15 grandchildren 16 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Fannie Schoonover of Grand Terrace, CA; two nieces, a nephew and several cousins. She was predeceased by a grandson, Robert Shears in 1984. The family will receive friends this evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth W. Bitler, pastor of the Standing Stone Methodist Church and the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will be in Standing Stone Cemetery. The family suggest that memorials may be directed to the Standing Stone Methodist Church in car of Mrs. Mabel Gatz, RD 2, Wysox, PA or to the Standing Stone Grange in care of Mrs. Irma Bishop, RD 2, Wysox, PA or Memorial Hospital in Towanda or the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda in Mrs. Robinson’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

 

SHORES –FRANCES SHORES LEWIS, 89, of Standing Stone, Pennsylvania, passed away Saturday evening, Sept. 23, 2017, at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Township, surrounded by her children. Frances was born on Jan. 21, 1928, in Sheshequin Township, the daughter of Walter and Louise Robinson Shores. She was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1946. On Oct. 30, 1948, Frances married Sidney Lewis at the Towanda Methodist parsonage. Frances assisted her husband in the operation of their farm in Standing Stone and was an Avon representative in the area for many years. Frances was a former member of Wysox Rebekah Lodge No. 443 and Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 76, Towanda. Surviving are her daughter, Debra Sue Kithcart and husband Lynn of Standing Stone; sons, Thomas Sidney Lewis and wife Kathleen of Salisbury, North Carolina, James Richard Lewis and wife Autumn of Towanda; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, H. LaVerne Shores of Nichols, New York, David Shores of Maplewood, Minnesota; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Frances was predeceased by her husband Sidney L. Lewis on Dec. 14, 1994; daughters, Jane Sloan and Donna Severson; brothers, Llewellyn Shores, Edward Shores and Norman Shores. The family would like to thank the staff of the Bradford County Manor, who loved and cared for Frances the past two years. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at the Standing Stone Vesper Community Church, River Road, Standing Stone, with the Rev. Robert Martin officiating. Interment will be private in the Standing Stone Cemetery. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional Office, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA in memory of Frances Shores Lewis. –Towanda Daily Review 9/25/2017

 

SMITH –HELEN MARIE SMITH KOONTZ, 89, of Towanda, formerly of Standing Stone, Pennsylvania, passed away Saturday afternoon, Dec. 30, 2017 at the Personal Care Home of Guthrie Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Helen was born in Towanda on Nov. 18, 1928, the daughter of Harold Arthur Smith and Sarah Lillian Box Smith. She was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1947 and was employed as a secretary for R.E.A. and Penelec for a number of years. On May 7, 1955, Helen married Joe C. Koontz at the First Presbyterian Church in Towanda. Helen was always involved and supportive of community events in the Standing Stone area and loved caring for her family, especially attending her children’s and grandchildren’s activities. Helen was a talented seamstress and enjoyed growing vegetables in her garden for her family, growing gladiolas which she shared with many, cooking and baking. She was known for her delicious apple pies. Helen was a member of the Victory Church in Troy, Pa. Surviving are her twin sons, Bart K. Koontz and wife Sheila Koontz of Rome, Pennsylvania; Brett J. Koontz of Addison, N.Y.; daughter, Kathy Jo Camp and husband Sheridan Camp of Towanda; granddaughters, Kristen Koontz Harris and husband Nathan; Jennifer Koontz, Dana Koontz and Sarah Camp; grandsons, Kyle Camp and wife Ramona and Bryce Koontz; a great grandson, Everett Harris as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Joe C. Koontz on May 7, 1999; sons, Alan E. Koontz on Sept. 29, 2002 and Steven A. Koontz on Oct. 25, 2008; brothers, Harold “Bud” Smith, Lester Smith, Roseel Smith and her sister, Jean Harris. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, with Pastor Josh Payne of the Victory Church, Troy, officiating. Interment will follow in the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Twp., Pennsylvania. –Towanda Daily Review `/1/10`8

 

FRANK V. STEFFEN JR., age 68, of Mercur Hill Road, Wyalusing, Pa. (Herrickville) passed away suddenly on March 29, 2015 at his home. Frank was born on Dec. 12, 1946 in Meshoppen, Pa., the son of the late Frank and Eila Sheridan Steffen Sr. Frank worked for the Aeppli Family Farms in Herrickville, Pa. He was a member of the Herrickville Wesleyan Church as well as the H.O.P.S Ambulance Association. Frank also enjoyed fishing. Frank is survived by his sister, Norma Brewer (Carl) of Lehi, Utah; sister, June Steffen (Steve) of Waverly, N.Y.; brother, Edwin Steffen (Mary) of Lawrenceville, Pa.; sister, Lois Washburn of Pittsburgh, Pa.; sister-in-law, Lynn Bedford of Herrickville, Pa.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Also surviving is Frank's special extended family, Roland, Janet, and Pearl Aeppli of Herrickville, Pa. and his caring church family. Besides his parents Frank is preceded in death by his brother, Dale Steffen who passed away in 2006. A memorial service for Frank will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the Herrickville Wesleyan Church with Reverend Jason Laudermilch of the church officiating. Internment will be at the Standing Stone Cemetery immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Frank's name to HOPS Ambulance Association, Attn: James Seipler, 6185 Herrickville Rd., Wyalusing, PA. Arrangements are entrusted with Sheldon Funeral Homes, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 4/1/2015

 

DONALD M. STEVENS, 70, well-known Standing Stone farmer died Friday morning May 15, 1987 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born Jan. 2, 1917 in Standing Stone Township, he was a son of Oakley and Hazel Schoonover Stevens. Don was a lifelong resident of Standing Stone Township and after attending Towanda High School he joined the operation of the family farm. On Jan. 15, 1942 he married Sally Shultz of Monroeton. Don was an avid sportsman, playing baseball for the Rome, Towanda and Wysox teams. He also enjoyed playing golf. Don was very well known and enjoyed many friends throughout the area. He had driven school bus since 1949. He was a member of the Towanda Elks Lodge #2191 and the Waverly Moose Club #1490. Surviving are his wife, Sally Shultz Stevens at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Patricia Stevens of Wysox RD 2; a daughter, Donna Stevens at home; a granddaughter, Rhonda Stevens, Towanda RD 3; an aunt, Eleanor G. Stevens of Towanda, also several cousins. A graveside service will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at the Standing Stone Cemetery with Rev. Kenneth Bitler officiating. The family request that memorials be directed to the Standing Stone Methodist Church in care of Mrs. Paul Schoonover, RD 2 Wysox in Mr. Stevens’ memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review

 

VAOW Donna Mable (Vaow) Robinson

77, of Wysox, Pa., who resided at the Bradford County Manor, died Nov. 22, 2012. Donna was born in Meshoppen, Pa., on Nov. 29, 1934 to the late Fred Vaow and Margret Comstock Vaow. Donna and her siblings — Delbert Vaow, Delta Vaow, Dale Vaow Lamphere and Dixie Vaow Dickerson — attended Towanda High School in Towanda, Pa. In 1951, she married her high school sweetheart Leon E. Robinson.  Donna was known to her friends, family and throughout her community as a fun, caring, giving and devoted woman who was always ready to help her neighbor as evidenced by the numerous foster children that she and Leon loved so much. She was employed by many of the local area dress and garment factories as well as by Tina Pickett at the former Williamston Inn for several years.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband Leon Robinson in 2009; her beloved daughter Leah Rumsey in 1996; a special foster-son Steven Salsman in 1996; her endearing mother Margret Comstock Vaow in 2012; her adored father Fred Vaow in 1997; her brother Delbert in 1994 and sister-in-law Norma Vanderpool Vaow in 2011; her sister Delta Vaow in 2001 and brother-in-law John Lamphere in 1995; and a very dear son-in-law George Weber in 1980.  Donna is survived by a loving and devoted family: her son Leon "Bud" Robinson II of Wysox, Pa.; her brother Dale Vaow of Glendale, Ariz.; her sister Dixie Dickerson of Riddle, Ore.; her grandchildren Londa and George Barnes of Plaistow, N.H.; Ladean Vanderpool and her fiancé William Ross of Erie, Pa.; Megan and Joseph Roberts Jr. of Wysox, Pa.; Caitlin Robinson of Charlotte, N.C.; Steven Salsman and his fiancé Kelly Reidinger of Kernersville, N.C.; her great-grandchildren Katie Barnes, Joseph Parisik, Leon Vanderpool, Leah Vanderpool, Kensey Sue Salsman, Adam Barnes, Jillian Roberts, Molly Roberts and William Ross; a special niece Lorraine Hayward; and a special nephew Floyd Hayward; as well as many other nieces, nephews and cousins.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at the funeral home with Rev. William Westbrook, pastor of the Standing Stone United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Twp., Pa.    Towanda Daily Review – November 24, 2012

PAUL EDWARD WALKER, 77 OF 804 n. Wilbur Ave., Sayre died Monday evening Feb. 19, 1990 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born Oct. 31, 1912 in Wyalusing Township, he was a son of Lyman A. and Luellia Boyd Walker. In early years Mr. Walker was employed on several farms in the Lime Hill area and also worked on the farm of Howard Swackhammer. On June 24, 1936 he married the former Helen Rinebold. Mr. Walker was employed by the M. J. Harrington Ice Cream Co., first in Towanda and later in Sayre for a total of 31 years. He was later employed by the Shaffer Oil Co. in Sayre for many years retiring on Dec. 25, 1977. Following his retirement he enjoyed caring for the properties of friends and neighbors. He is survived by his wife, Helen at home; three brothers and sisters-in-law: James L. and Doris Walker of Sebring, FL, C. Eugene and Shirley Bennett of Charlotte, NC and Fred R. and Alice Walker of Wyalusing RD 4; a sister, Mrs. Berdyne E. Lamphere of Johnson City; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers, Charles and Arthur Walker. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 212 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Standing Stone Cemetery. The family suggest memorials be directed to the charity or organization of one’s choice in Mr. Walker’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

 

WARNER –MARGARET FRANCES SCHOONOVER, 91, of Standing Stone Township, Pennsylvania, passed away early Monday morning, March 12, 2018, at her home. Margaret was born Jan. 27, 1927, in Rush Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Clark and Frances Coleman Warner of Rushville, Pennsylvania. She was a graduate of Rush High School with the Class of 1944. On Aug. 30, 1947, Margaret married Mark J. Schoonover. Margaret was employed by the former J & A Dress Factory on River Road in Standing Stone for 11 years. She was a member of the Standing Stone United Methodist Church and the church WSCS. Margaret was also a member of the former Standing Stone Grange. Surviving are her daughters, Lori Schoonover (Eileen Sparduti) of Sayre, and Judy (Mike) Kingsley of Wysox; sons, Rex Schoonover of Wysox and Marvin (Debbie) Schoonover of Vero Beach, Florida; brother, Clark Warner; sister, Eleanor Gordon; grandchildren, Mark Schoonover of Caldwell, New Jersey, Ashley Schoonover and fiancé Andre DiGou of Providence, Rhode Island, Carly (Chris) Downing of Orefield, Pennsylvania, and Casey (Craig) Holcomb of Bunker Hill, West Virginia; great-grandchildren, Conner, Courtney, Cadence, Brooke and Trent Holcomb of Bunker Hill, West Virginia, and Cora Downing of Orefield; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Margaret was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Mark J. Schoonover, on Oct. 11, 2006; her brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Jackie Warner; sister-in-law, Carol Warner; and brother-in-law, John Gordon. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, PA 18848, with the Rev. Helen Learn, former pastor of the Standing Stone United Methodist Church, officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Township. The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Standing Stone United Methodist Church in care of Tammy Schaeffer, 311 Mosier Road, Wyalusing, PA in memory of Margaret Frances Schoonover. –Towanda Daily Review 3/13/2018

 

YATES –AMANDA M. YATES JOHNSON - Known as mother, nana/nanny and sister, Amanda M. Yates Johnson, age 71 of Towanda, Pa., and formerly of Sayre, Pa., passed away peacefully at home where she wanted to be with family June 14, 2018 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Amanda was born January 1, 1947, the daughter of the late Robert L. Yates Sr. and Marjorie Smith Yates. Amanda was the seventh of 18 children raised in Standing Stone. She graduated from Towanda Area High School Class of 1964. She is predeceased by the love of her life Thomas "To-Key" Shaffer who passed away March 13, 2018. Amanda worked for local taverns in Towanda before moving to Sayre in 1972 and worked for many years at the Lehigh Tavern bartending/cooking and also later as a manager until her health declined in 2007. Known as "Mandy," her great cooking and baking was very well known to family and patrons. Mandy also was very artistic and painted the family homestead as Christmas gifts to her siblings and children last year. In her younger years, she learned on her own hair cutting and, did so for many family members until earlier this year. She also enjoyed reading, and watching mystery shows. Mandy is survived by her daughters Rhonda Perry-Liddick (Kevin) of Towanda, Pa., Christel Snyder (Pete) of Sayre, Pa., and Thomas Shaffer (Amy) of Lockwood, N.Y. Grandchildren Ashley Perry (Jake) Towanda, Pa., Russell and Paul Corron of Towanda, Pa., Aleisha Stevens (Justin) of Philadelphia, Pa., Casey Cheresnowsky (Chris) of Athens, Pa., Jamie Talada of Lockwood, N.Y., Christian and Lexus Shaffer of Lockwood, N.Y., great-grandchildren Kaleb Bennett, Jackson Bolsar, Ellie Johnson and Raevyn Callear. Brother and sister-in-law: Billy and Wanda Yates of Towanda; sisters and brothers-in-law: Rose and Fred Sites of Towanda, Lillian Vanderpool of Towanda, Darlene Yates and Richie Leighton of Towanda, Kristina and Robert Robinson of Wysox; brothers-in-law, Frank Horton of Rome, and James Johnson of Wysox; sisters-in-law, Mary Yates of Rome, Dawn Yates of Wysox, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins Best friend Julie Berrettini of Scranton, Pa., and high school friend Sue McNeal Hance. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by; brothers, Lewis, Walt, Robert Jr., Ernest (Dotti) Sr., Lyle Yates, Edward Yates, Ronald Yates, sisters, Marilyn Horton, Kathy Johnson, Marion (Harrison) Fenton, Shirley (Charlie) Fulton and Colleen Yates (Ting Leighton). The visitation will be held Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from noon to 1:30 p.m. followed by funeral services at Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Inc. 217 York Ave, Towanda, Pa. Burial will follow in the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Township, Pa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA. A special "thank you" to Jim Bowen of Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Inc. in Towanda who was entrusted with the arrangements. -6/15/2018

 

BOYD EUGENE ‘GENE’ YATES, 47, of 16 White Rd., Rome, Pa., Orwell Township, passed away Sunday, morning, June 14, 2015 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pa. "Gene" as he was known by his family and friends was born on April 9, 1968 in Sayre, Pa., the son of Robert Yates Jr. and Irene Fenton Yates. He attended school in Sullivan County and at Northeast Bradford High School. He was formerly employed by Pike Township for a number of years and was most recently employed by Great Plains — Chesapeake Energy. Gene was a social member of Haigh's Pond VFW Post No. 6824, Rome, Pa. Gene loved spending time with family and friends, the outdoors, fishing, hunting, riding four-wheelers with friends, running derby cars and hosting a big annual cookout in the month of August for the people he loved. Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Marie Yates of Wysox; parents, Irene and John Young of Potterville; brothers, Robert Yates III and wife Pam of East Towanda, Scott Yates of Ithaca, N.Y., Gary Joslyn Jr. of Potterville; sister, Marjorie Yates (Rhonda Gates) of Washington, Iowa; step sister, Terri Lynn Gage of Montrose; step brother, Kevin Young and wife Sheilah of Imperial Beach, Calif.; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rachel Yates; father, Robert Yates Jr.; and several aunts and uncles. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2015 at the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Township, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review  -Towanda Daily Review 6/17/2015

 

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