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

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens Borough, Bradford County, PA

 

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by Joyce M. Tice


Arranged by Surname at Birth
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Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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

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

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


BEAN
Miss Marie M. Bean, 59, of 618 S. Main St., Athens, a retired Athens school teacher, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 23, 1974 at 9:40 o’clock at the Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Sayre, she had resided in the Valley her entire life and was the daughter of the late John and Mary VanDemark Bean. Miss Bean was a graduate of Athens High School and received her bachelor of science degree at Mansfield State College and her master’s degree at Bucknell University. She had taught in the Athens area schools for 38 years retiring in November of 1973 due to ill health. Miss Bean was a member of the Athens Area Education Association, the Pennsylvania State Education Association and the National Education Association. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Irvie (Edith) Chandler of Athens and Miss Charlotte Bean, also of Athens; one brother , George Bean of East Athens; five nephews and several cousins. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Leighton Pitkin, pastor of the Athens United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Bradford County cancer Fund.

BEARDSLEY –HELEN I. TALADA, 86, of 314 Madison St., Sayre, died on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, at the Sayre House, in Sayre.  Helen was born on Feb. 7, 1917, in Athens, to William and Estelle Williams Beardsley.  Helen spent most of his life helping others by volunteering.  She worked serving many dinners at the Sayre Elks; worked at American Red Cross Bloodmobiles, being honored as Volunteer of the Year; served as treasurer for the Athens Ladies Library Club; and worked as a Robert Packer Hospital volunteer.  Helen was a Lady Trainman and member of the Wednesday Club and belonged to the Sayre VFW Ladies Auxiliary and various card clubs.  Helen was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church of Athens and graduated from Athens High School.  Helen is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James "Butch" and Maggie Talada; daughter, Karen Cooley; daughter and son-in-law, Patty and Bobby Twigg; grandchildren, Heather Cooley Gorman, Nicklas Cooley, Lani Talada, Jamie Talada, Steven Talada, Karleigh Twigg, Kristin Twigg and James Twigg; and great-grandchildren, Ryan Gorman and Katharyn Gorman.  Helen was predeceased by her parents and husband, James Talada, in 1981; son, William “Billy” Talalda; sisters, Loren Leigh Beardsley (Pear Harbor) and Patricia Beardsley Ramsey; and brother, Ray Beardsley Jr.  Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre.  Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Athens with Pastor Donald Anderson officiating.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Helen’s name may be made to the Sayre Elks Scholarship fund, 117 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa. or the local Valley libraries; or to a charity of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review.

BECKER –MARTHA BECKER BEIDLEMAN, 87, of the Bradford County Manor, formerly of the Page Manor, Athens died early Saturday morning April 4, 1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born February 15, 1900 in Mahanoy City, PA, she was a daughter of Nathan and Carrie Becker. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sayre and the LCW Women of the church, the Sayre Senior Citizens, the daughter of American Lodge 143, Athens Rebekah Lodge #443. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Arlene) Farr of Page Manor, Mrs. John (Grace) Banks of Kennewick, Wash., Mrs. Howard (Gertrude) Corey of Wyalusing; son, Nathan J. Beidleman of Athens; 18 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary Highland; nephew Plair Koch, both of Leheighton, PA; several cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer Beidleman in 1968 and two grandchildren. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 South Main St., Athens, with the Rev. Rodney Saylor of St. John’s Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. Friends may call today from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sayre in her memory. –Towanda Daily Review

BECKHORN –ETHEL M. BLACKMAN, 92, of 116 Lewis St., Sayre, died Wednesday, June 28, 1995, at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Born Jan. 12, 1903, in North Lansing, N.Y., she was the daughter of Daniel and Mary Sheeler Beckhorn.  She was a member of the Church of the Redeemer, Sayre; past president of the U.T.U. Lodge No. 210 Train Ladies, past president of the American Legion Auxiliary, Sayre; past president of the McDuffee Street P.T.A.; member of the Noble Grand Rebekahs, past counselor of Daughters of America and a member of the Women of the Moose No. 195 of Waverly.  She was predeceased by her husband, George, in 1963; a daughter, Ina Squires in 1957; two sons, Irl in 1987 and Manley in 1992.  She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Ivan Joe and Kathleen Blackman of Sayre and Thomas and Sandy Blackman of Waverly; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Archie Hatch of Waverly, Frances and Carlyle Fox of Horseheads, Edna and Ralph Haner of Candor, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Marvin of Millport, N.Y., and Mrs. Luella Mumford of Vestal, N.Y.; a half-brother, Alfred Titus of Sun Valley, Calif.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m.  The funeral and committal services will follows at 3 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Matthew Richardson, pastor of the Sayre Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the Athens Library, S. Main St., Athens, Pa., or the Sayre Public Library, S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BEDFORD –AVA B. KIFF age 88 of Elmira, NY died Friday, October 11, 2002 at home.  Ava is survived by: brother-in-law and sister-in-law; John and Doris Kiff of Elmira, several cousins, nieces and nephews.  She was born on March 16, 1914 in Athens, PA to Bruce and Jennie McCarty Bedford.  Ava was a graduate of Athens High School and Sherwood School of Music in Chicago. She was married in 1943 to Donald Kiff.  Ava taught music for many years and was a longtime member of the Epworth United Methodist Church. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY on Monday, October 14, 2002 from 1 to 4 pm.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 4 pm.  Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in the Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels of Chemung County, Inc. 150 Fox Street, Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette.

BEDFORD –MRS. ELLA E. RINEBOLD, 77 of 521 Stevenson St., Sayre died at the Robert Packer Hospital Thursday afternoon, April 8, 1965 at 12:30 o’clock.  Mrs. Rinebold was born in Elkland, Pa. the daughter of Samuel and Harriet Norton Bedford.  She had been a resident of the valley for the past 35 years, residing is Sayre with her daughter, Mrs. Jack Carey.  She was a member of the Sayre Seventh Day Adventist Church and is survived by: three daughters, Mrs. Leon Cordner of Sayre RD, Mrs. Geraldine Porter of Towanda and Mrs. Jack Carey of Sayre; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, John Bedford of Forksville; several nieces and nephews.  A son, Burton predeceased her in death Nov. 18, 1956.  Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Kolb-Allgeier Funeral Home, 136 North Elmer Ave., Sayre, Rev. James Ball, pastor of the Sayre Seventh Day Adventist Church and Rev. O. Kenneth Scheller, pastor of the Coudersport Seventh Day Adventist Church will officiate.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. –Towanda Daily Review

BEEMAN - Gladys S Beeman, Age 92, of 204 Frederick Street, Athens, PA died peacefully surrounded by her loving family at her home Saturday, December 26, 2009. A time for gathering with family and friends will be from 10:00am to 12:00pm Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. The celebration of Glady's life will follow the visitation at 12:00 pm.  Born February 7, 1917 to the parents of Stephen & Catherine HUNSINGER Beeman in New Era, PA. She was predeceased by her daughter, Nancy A. DeKay, Granddaughter, Vicki Jo DeKay, Sisters, Stella Lewis, Beatrice Armstrong , Elizabeth Morningstar and her brother Herman Beeman. Survived by: Debra Irons – Murfreesboro, TN, David (Cheryl) DeKay – Athens, PA , Kim (Dennis) Stoddard – Waverly, NY, Kelly (Phillip) May – Athens, PA, Susan (Fred) Segar – Athens, PA, 11 Great-Grandchildren, 20 Great-Great Grandchildren, Several Nieces & Nephews. Gladys attended New Era schools until 1933 and was a long time homemaker, care taker, & restaurant worker. She was employed at Miner's restaurant, Brownie's Restaurant, Mountain Top Restaurant, & The Marilorn. She also was a factory worker at Remington Rand. Gladys was also well known in the valley for her special baked goods and wedding cakes. She was a member of The Church of Redeemer in Sayre, PA. Gladys enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren. She was an avid Bingo Player and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, crossword puzzles, and traveling.  28 Dec. 2009, Blauvelt Funeral Home obit.

BEERS Bernard - Bernard Beers, 90, of Athens, Pa., died
on Monday, June 21, 2010, at Ashton Healthcare Facility following an extended illness. He was born on May 7, 1920, in Akron, Ohio, the son of the late Carl and Lucy Hartford Beers. Bernard graduated from Athens High School in 1938. He then enlisted in fellowship and duty to his country with the Armed Forces of the United States of America during World War II in active duty in Vienna, Austria, from 1945 to 1949 with the 202nd Military Police Company. He worked at Ingersoll Rand Athens Foundry for 42 years as a molder. Upon retiring in 1982, he spent 22 wonderful winters in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. He had many wonderful stories to tell his grandchildren about his travels in the U.S. and abroad, many times taking the grandchildren along, to their delight. He was affectionately known by the grandchildren as "Moppy." He was a lifetime member of the Sayre United Methodist Church. Bernard enjoyed many outdoor activities such as softball, gardening, hunting, fishing and golfing. He also enjoyed bowling but most of all he loved the many memorable times spent with close friends and the trips sponsored by the Valley Senior Citizens Group. He is predeceased by his beloved wife of 67 years, Freida (May 2010); sisters Edith Cahill and Evelyn Loomis; sister-in-law Patricia Beers; and brothers-in-law Jack Cahill, Donald Loomis and Guy Smith. Bernard is survived by: his son and daughter-in-law Duane and Marsha (Zagozewski) Beers of Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren David and Joyce Beers of Columbus, Ohio, and Brian Beers of Green Bay, Wis.; great-grandchildren Ethan and Anderson Beers of Green Bay, Wis.; brother Carl Beers Jr. of Millport, N.Y.; sister Rita Smith of Niverville, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, June 25, 2010 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Martin Bovee officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in Bernard's memory to: Athens United Methodist Church, 118 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810. - Towanda Daily Review, June 23, 2010

BEIDLEMAN  Arlene L. FARR, 78, of Athens died Friday, June 28, 2002, at the Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness.  She was born Aug. 8, 1923, in Carbon, Pa., the daughter of Elmer and Martha BECKER BEIDLEMAN. Arlene graduated from Leighton High School. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. She enjoyed crafts and crocheting. She was a very special mother and grandmother. The light of her life was her granddaughter and great-grandchildren. All who knew her will sadly miss her.  She was predeceased by her husband, Charles, on Oct. 8, 1988; a brother, Nathan; and a sister, Grace.She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Perry NOVOTNY of Gillett; a granddaughter and her spouse, Tammy and Marcus KINGSLEY of East Smithfield; her great-grandchildren, Brittany and Kyle KINGSLEY; her sister and brother-in-law, Gertrude and Howard COREY of Wyalusing; a sister-in-law, Phyllis BEIDLEMAN of Athens; a brother-in-law, John BANK of Kenniwick, Wash.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family and friends may call Monday, July 1, from noon to 12:45 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the St. John Lutheran Church, 207 S. Hopkins St., Sayre, with the Rev. Rodney SAYLOR officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701.

BEIDLEMAN ARLENE LU. FEIDLEMAN FARR, 78 of Athens, PA died Friday June 29, 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness. Born August 8, 1923 in Carbon, PA the daughter of Elmer and Martha Becker Beidleman. Arlene graduated from Leighton High School. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. She enjoyed craft’s and crocheting. She was a very special mother and grandmother. The light of her life was her granddaughter and great grandchildren. All who knew her will sadly miss her.  She was predeceased by her husband, Charles on October 8, 1988, a brother, Nathan and a sister, Grace.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Perry Novotny of Gillett, PA; a granddaughter and her spouse, Tammy and Marcus Kingsley of East Smithfield, PA, her great grandchildren, Brittany and Kyle Kingsley. Arlene is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis Beidleman of Athens, PA and brother-in-law; John Bank of Kenniwick, WA, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family and friends may call Monday July 1, 2002 at noon-12:45p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, PA.  Funeral services will follow at 1:00p.m. At the St. John Lutheran Church, 207 S. Hopkins St., Sayre, PA with Rev. Rodney Saylor officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  Towanda Daily Review June 28, 2002

 

BEIDLEMAN Nathan J. Beidleman

Jr., 58, of Naples, NY, formerly of Sayre, PA, died on Wednesday, December 7, 2011.  He was born on January 2, 1953 in Sayre, PAthe son of the late Nathan J. and Elizabeth M. Wallace Beidleman, Sr.  Nathan graduated from Athens Area High School and was a Veteran, having served in the United States Navy. Prior to moving to Naples, he was employed with Penn York Opportunities.  He is predeceased by his parents, and step-mother Phyllis Beidleman.  Nathan is survived by his sisters Sherry Silvia of Delray Beach, FL, and Judy VanRiper of Weatherly, PA, brother Brent Beidleman of Athens Twp., PA and Tina Talada of Waverly, NY and several nieces and nephews.  A Graveside Service will be held at 11 am on Friday, December 16, 2011 at the Tioga Point Cemetery with the Rev Linda Rogers officiating. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., Athens, PA.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA.   Sayre Morning Times – December 12, 2011

 

BELCHER
Belcher, Leaphy (Howland) age 95 formerly of 105 Ferry St., Athens, Pa. August 6, 1973. Friends are invited to call at the McInerny Funeral Home Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 1 p.m. Rev. Leighton Pickin. Burial Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Survived by son, Wayne Howland of Chemung; granddaughters, Mrs. Robert (Marian) Gordon of Elmira, Mrs. Elwin (Patricia) Brannaka, Endicott, N.Y., Mrs. Thomas (Barbara) McInerny of Elmira, Mrs. Richard (Sally) G. Ganley of Sayre, Pa., Mrs. David (Betty) Holmes of Elmira, N.Y. and Mrs. Donald (Constance) Daniels of Haverstraw, N.Y.; 39 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church, the Monday Club, W.C.T.U. and the W. S.C. S. Sunday School Class.

 

BELLIS Wayne E. Bellis, Sr.

79, of Barton, New York died on Monday morning, July 23, 2012 following a period of declining health.  Wayne was born on February 20, 1933 in Easton, Pa a son of the late Roy and Elsie Bellis.  He proudly served his country with the US Marines until he was called home to assist with the operation of the family dairy farm.  On October 29, 1954, he married Gloria Hemmingway and together they made Barton their home where they owned and operated the family farm on Ross Hill.  Wayne is survived by his wife Gloria of nearly 57 years, his sons and daughters-in-law: Wayne and Janene Bellis, Jr., of Barton; Robert and Kate Bellis of Waverly; David Bellis of Barton; son-inlaw: Richard Coyle of Barton; former daughterin law Sharyl Bellis of Tioga Center; sister-in-law Mina Bellis of Barton; brother-in-law: Ross Mandeville of Barton; grandchildren: Miranda (Brian) Szymanski, Joshua Bellis, Jennifer Goodwin, Michael Bellis, Michelle Bellis, David Bellis, Jr.; Elizabeth Bellis, Stephanie Bellis, Justin Bellis, Jenna Bellis; six great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and their families also survive.  Wayne was predeceased by his daughter Shari Ann Coyle, siblings: Kenneth W. Bellis, Sr., LeRoy Bellis, Anna Barton, Madeline Mandeville, Gareth Bellis.  Abiding with Wayne’s wishes there will be no funeral services. A gathering for family will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Barton United Methodist Church, c/o Linda Doane, PO Box 32, 30 Oak Hill Rd., Barton, New York 13734 in loving memory of Waye E. Bellis, Sr. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.   Sayre Morning Times – July 25, 2012

 

BENGTSON Dorothy M. Bengtson

98, of Sayre, Pa., died on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 following an extended illness.  She was born on April 28, 1914 in Ridgeway, Pa., daughter of the late Gustaf A. and Elizabeth Bengtson. Dorothy attended Ridgeway Schools and graduated from Centenial High, Ridgeway, Pa. She worked at GTE in Emporium, Pa., in the testing department. Dorothy was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Sayre, Pa., and served as a Lector at the church.  She is predeceased by her siblings, Mildred Borg, Raymond Benson, Al Benson, and William A. Benson.  Dorothy is survived by her granddaughter Kate Bengtson; grandson Erik (Cassandra) Bengtson; granddaughter Dana Bengtson; sister-in-law Mildred Benson; nephews, Garth Benson, Bill Benson, and Brant Benson; nieces Betina Benson, Janita (Fred) Hemke, Kirsten (Chuck) Borg, Linda Carpenter, and Sandra (John) Ahearn; several great- nieces, greatnephews, and cousins; and her special friend Donna (Harold) Smith.  A graveside service will be held on March 1, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Tioga Point Cemetery, 803 North Main Street, Athens, Pa., with the Rev. Alexandria Liepe from St. John’s Lutheran Church officiating. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Athens, Pa.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Sayre Morning Times – February 27, 2013

 

ROBERT GLENN BENJAMIN, 61, of Sayre went home to be with the Lord Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, following an extended illness.  He was born Nov. 20, 1941, in Sayre, the son of Silas and Helen Rowe Benjamin.  He was a life member of the Skiff Bower Post No. 1538 V.F.W. of Sayre, a member of the Christian Life Church of Waverly, N.Y., and a member of the Military Order of the Cootie.  He served 20 years in the U.S. Navy, where he attained the rank of gunner's ’ate first class.  He also enjoyed fishing, watching sports, his church and church activities   He was predeceased by his grandmother, who raised him Margaret Benjamin, his mother; and a brother, Jack Rowe.  He is survived by Jamie Davies, at home; Ronita Wiles of Sayre; his father Silas, of Sayre; his brothers, Charles Rowe of Towanda and Arthur Little of Massachusetts; his sister and brother-in-law, Starr and Keith Babineau of Massachusetts. His grandchildren, Cory and Travis Prater of Oxnard, Calif., and Tara Colten of Oxnard; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  Family and friends may call Saturday, Aug. 30, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will follow there at the funeral home at 1 p.m. with his pastor, the rev. Curtis Carter, officiating and assistant pastor Ramon Osorio co-officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Military honors will be accorded by the Valley Color Guard. –Towanda Daily Review.

SILAS G. BENJAMIN, 83, of 924 N. Elmira St., Sayre (Athens Twp.), died Monday, March 28, 2005, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born Oct. 4, 1921 in Monroe Township, he was the son of the late Glenn Benjamin and Margaret Bristol Benjamin Shafer.  Silas was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army.  He was employed by the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens for many years, retiring in 1984.  Silas was a member of Skiff-Bower V.F.W. Post No. 1536, Sayre.  He enjoyed playing cards, fishing and bowling.  Surviving are; a daughter, Cathy Sheline of Fort Wayne, Ind.; a stepson, Graydon Schuchardt of Schenectady, N.Y.; sisters Lucy Hemenway and Josephine Vanderpool, both of Towanda RR2; his brother, Melvin Benjamin of Gaithersburg, Md.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a very special friend Mollie Benjamin of Sayre; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.   He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Wolcott Benjamin; a son, Robert Benjamin in August of 2003; his brothers Walter Benjamin, James Benjamin and Kenneth Benjamin; and sisters Dorothy Landmesser, Sara Frye and Evelyn Yaw.  The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday April 1, at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, with the Rev. Thomas Geiger, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda, officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, with Skiff-Bower Post No. 1536 according full military honors.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Greater Valley, E.M.S., 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, Pa. in Silas G. Benjamin’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

SILAS G. BENJAMIN, 83, of 924 N. Elmira St., Sayre (Athens Township), died Monday, March 28, 2005 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Oct. 4, 1921 in Monroe Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Glenn Benjamin and Margaret Bristol Benjamin Shafer. Silas was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He was employed by Ingersoll-Rand in Athens for many years, retiring in 1984. Silas was a member of Skiff-Bower VFW Post No. 1536 of Sayre. He enjoyed playing cards, fishing and bowling. He is survived by: a daughter, Cathy Sheline of Fort Wayne, Ind.; a stepson, Graydon Schuchardt of Schenectady, N.Y.; sisters, Lucy Hemenway and Josephine Vanderpool, both of RR 2 Towanda; his brother, Melvin Benjamin of Gaithersburg, Md.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a very special friend, Mollie Benjamin of Sayre; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by: his wife, Ann Wolcott Benjamin; a son, Robert Benjamin, in August of 2003; brothers, Walter Benjamin, James Benjamin and Kenneth Benjamin; and sisters, Dorothy Landmesser, Sara Frye and Evelyn Yaw. The funeral service will be Friday, April 1 at 2 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, with the Rev. Thomas Geiger, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda, officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, with Skiff-Bower VFW Post No. 1536 according full military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services, 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, PA 18840 in Silas G. Benjamin's memory. Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  –Evening Times Mar. 31, 2005.

BENNETT –BEULAH G. HUNSINGER, age 89 formerly of Athens, PA passé away Thursday June 26, 1997 at the Bradford County Manor.  Born December 16, 1907 in New Albany, PA the daughter of George and Ella Knapp Bennett.  On November 29, 1924 she married Clyde N. Hunsinger in Kirkland, NY.  She was employed at the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing as “Housemother” for 12 years retiring in 1972.  She was lovingly known as “mom” by all the student nurses.  She studied and became a Practical Nurse, but applied it only to the care of her family.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, LaVerne and Doris Howe of Milan; a son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Mary Hunsinger of Horseheads, NY; 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Florence Wall of Athens, and Ethel Haskell of Binghamton, NY; a foster sister, Daisy Pruyne of Athens and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Clyde, who died April 1979 and a son Clyde L. Hunsinger of Bath, NY and a brother Ivan Bennett of Liverpool, NY.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, Tuesday from 1-3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Donald Anderson, pastor of the Athens United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA.  Memorial donations may be made to the Activities Program at the Bradford County Manor, RR#3, Troy, PA.

BENNETT –DAISY LORRAINE BENNETT BELLES SALSMAN PRUYNE, 84, of 1102 Crandall Rd., Milan, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Daisy was born in Athens, Pa. on Feb. 26, 1930, the daughter of George and Eunice Bennett. In early years, Daisy was employed by the Forest House Restaurant in Athens and was later employed as a nursing assistant at the Robert Packer Hospital. She devoted her life to caring for and raising her nine children. Daisy was an avid bowler, enjoyed traveling, crocheting, playing Scrabble and cards with family and friends. Surviving are her children, Lorraine M. Hatch and husband Gene of Athens Twp., John D. Belles and wife Jody of Sayre, Maria K. Bennett and husband Thomas of Athens, Jack K. Belles and wife Ella of Athens Twp., Jill K. Lantz and husband Steve of Athens Twp., Jeffrey G. Belles and wife Diana of Lockwood, Sheila D. Salsman of Athens Twp., Nancy J. Rossi and husband Greg of Fort Myers, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Linda Belles of Athens; step son, Raymond Salsman and wife Caroline of Waverly; 22 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; her very special partner, LaVerne M. Howe of Milan; and her feline companion, Calico. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands, John Belles and Leonard Pruyne; and by a son, Daniel W. Belles. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Sharon Knoell officiating. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to a charity or organizations of one's choice in Daisy's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 8/21/2014

BENNETT –FLORENCE M. HAVENS WALL, 93, formerly of Athens, died Tuesday, Nov.5, 2002.  Born in Ricketts, Pa., April 26, 1909, she was the daughter of George and Ellen Knapp Bennett.  She spent most of her life in the Valley.  Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her life.  Florence was a 70-year member of the Athens United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of the Women of the Moose, and a life-time member of the Ft. Sullivan Post American Legion No. 246 Auxiliary.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Ralph Havens, and her second husband, Everett Wall; a daughter, Marilyn Havens Harris; two grandchildren, Kim Harris and Gerald Wall; a great-grandchild, Jonathan Northrup; her sister Beulah Hunsinger; and a brother, Ivan Bennett.  She is survived by her children Charles and Diane Havens of Jacksonville, Fla., Shirley and Arthur Thomas of Athens, and Gerald and Patricia Wall of Athens; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Esther and Ralph Haskell of Binghamton, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call Monday, Nov. 11, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral and committal services will follow there at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Donald Anderson, pastor of the Athens United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Athens United Methodist Church, Athens, Pa. or to the Activities Fund of the Bradford County Manor, RR 3, Troy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifBENNETT HELEN RINEBOLD
A longtime resident of Pine City, died Monday evening July 30, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital following an illness at the age of 99. Born on October 8, 1907 Helen was the daughter of Joel E. & Harriet M. Carman Bennett. She was a loving and supportive wife to her husband Arthur Rinebold for over 70 years until his passing in 1994. Her many interests included BINGO reading, sewing and family times. Surviving are her loving daughters, Naomi Rinebold with whom she resided in Southport, NY; Betty Tillotson, Chemung, NY; Roberta Shipmen, Waverly, NY; Jo Ellen (Roger Kleinfeld) Robinson, Horseheads, NY; seven grandchildren, several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many family friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Helen was predeceased by her sons, James E. Rinebold when he was 5, Arthur B. Rinebold in 2000; a daughter, Phyllis Rutledge in 2005; a son-in-law, Bill Tillotson in 2005 and a sister, Charlotte Drake. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside memorial service at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA on Friday, August 3, 2007 officiated by the Reverend William Vallet. The family declines flowers and requests memorials be directed to the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, 1238 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, NY 14871, in Helen's memory.

BENNETT –JOAN A. HINDS age 50 of Athens, PA died Sunday, July 2, 2006 following an extended illness.  Born November 5, 1955 in Fort Levingworth, NJ, the daughter of the late Ronald and Betty Rowe Bennett. Joan was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her granddaughter, Courtney.  She was predeceased by her sister, Judy Bennett, and her brother, Eric Bennett. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Carson Hinds of Athens; her sons and daughter-in-law, Carson J. and Jennifer Hinds II of Athens and Shawn Hinds of Waverly, NY; a granddaughter, Courtney Hinds of Athens; her sisters, Rosemary Wittig of Nichols, NY and Deborah Alliger of Waverly, NY; her brother, Ronald Bennett of Windham, PA; as well as several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m.  Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Martin Bovee, Pastor of the Athens First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. . –Elmira Star Gazette

BENNETT - Robert L. Bennett, 77, of Sayre, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008 at the Robert Packer Hospital. He was born on March 8, 1930 in Sayre, the son of the late Raphael J. and Eva A. Russell Bennett. Robert graduated from Sayre High School in 1948, then entered the U.S. Army in 1950 and served until 1952. Following his military service in Germany, he then entered the Pennsylvania State University and graduated in 1956 with a B.S. in mechanical engineering and began his 33-year career with Penelec/GPU in Towanda. Robert was an avid sportsman and boating enthusiast. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren at the family cottage on Cayuga Lake. Robert was predeceased by his brothers, Donald and Harry Bennett. He is survived by: his wife of 39 years, Barbara; his children, Robert L. Bennett Jr., Kristine A. Zabriskie and Thomas J. Bennett; his grandchildren, Nicholas, Thomas, Andrew and Anna Zabriskie; his siblings, James (Mayme) Bennett of Endwell, N.Y., and Helen Bennett of Sayre; his sisters-in-law, Sue Bennett of Sayre and Donna Bennett of Yuma, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call on Sunday, Feb. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m., also at the funeral home, with Rev. James Donahoo, of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. - Sayre Morning Times, 22 Feb. 2008

BENSON   James S. BENSON Sr., 58, of 591 Route 17C, Lot 1, Waverly, N.Y., died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, after a brief illness.  Born Dec. 5, 1944 in Corning, N.Y., he was the son of Stewart and Gertrude CORWIN BENSON.  He attended Corning schools.  He was formerly employed at Kennedy Valve in Elmira for 25 years.  He loved to spend time at the Porter Ranch and he also loved to hunt.  James is survived by: his wife of 34 years, Beverly, at home; sons, James "Jamie" S. BENSON Jr. of Harford Mills, N.Y., Michael BENSON of Waverly and Eric BENSON, at home; grandchildren, Glenna BENSON and Clair BENSON; mother-in-law, Jean RINGLER of Sayre; brothers, Robert BENSON of Waverly and Chester BENSON of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by: sister, Ruth BENSON; and brothers, Stewart BENSON and Jesse BENSON.  Family and friends may call Thursday, Jan. 9 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral and committal services will be held Friday, Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. David LARSON, pastor of the Athens Wesleyan Church, officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.

 

BENTLEY Leo F Sr.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Leo F. Bentley Sr., was held on Friday, March 15, 2013, at St. James Church, Waverly. The Rev. Vincent Langan officiated, with Mike Nagar and Hall Moore assisting on the altar. Leslie Fagan was the cantor. Tracy Lynch presented the first reading and Tera Douglas Burnette presented the second reading. Reagan Lynch led the general intercessions. Tracy, Reagan and Katelyn Lynch presented the gifts to the altar. Burial was in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Pallbearers were Brian, Chris and Rob Bentley, John Wells, Tyler Barrett and Chris Lynch.    Sayre Morning Times – March 16, 2013

 

BERGMAN –MARY JANE SHAMOT, 71 of 909 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre died unexpectedly Thursday, March 28, 1996 at her home.  Born Oct. 20, 1924 in Canton she was the daughter of the late Eric and Melissa Tillotson Bergman and the wife of Nicholas “Mickey” Shamot.  She was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Ascension of Our Lord in Sayre.  She was very active in Sayre Little League for many years.  She is survived by her husband at home; two daughters, Sylvia J. Reynolds of Sayre and Mrs. Donald (Judy) Jennings of Waverly; two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Sandra Francke of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Nicholas and Ruth Shomot of Athens, two brothers and a sister-in-law, Joseph and Marie Bergman of Lockwood RR and Gus Bergman of Friendship, N.Y.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law John and Genevieve Shamot of Sayre and Peter and Lillian Shamot of Pittsburgh; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ann Patterson of Waverly; seven grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by a son, Mark A. Shamot on May 12, 1983.  Friends may call at the Alteri Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Ascension of Our Lord, Sayre with the Rev. Philip Weiner, pastor of the church as celebrant.  Father Weiner will lead in the Recitation of the Rosary on Sunday at the Alteri Funeral home at 7 p.m.  Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorials may be directed to the Valley Cultural Center Sayre Theater or the Sayre Little League.  Local arrangements are by the Luckner Funeral home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly.  –Towanda Daily Review

BERGMAN - Robert J. “Joe” Bergman, 63, Sayre, died on Sunday, March 9, 2008 at Strong’s Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y. Joe was born on Jan. 29, 1945 in Sayre, the son of the late Robert E. and Martha Durfee Bergman. Joe attended Sayre schools and was employed with the Athens Ingersoll-Rand as a machinist for over 30 years; retiring in 2000. He enjoyed geocaching and his motorcycles. He was an avid NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt fan. He served as an assistant Fire Chief with the Athens Township Volunteer Fire Company. He always raised and enjoyed his English Bulldogs. He was predeceased by: his son, Robert E. Bergman; and daughter, Lena Sasser. He is survived by: his wife, Sandra Bergman of 19 years at home; son, Randy Bergman, Sayre; and daughter, Betty Jo LaRow, Cayuta, N.Y.; grandchildren, Telissa Bergman and Jennifer Bergman; siblings, Eugene and Mona Bergman, Broken Arrow, Okla., Peggy and Mike Beavers, Barton, Martin Bergman, Lumberton, N.C., and Donna Jean and William Robertson, Rhode Island, N.Y.; uncle and aunt, Joe and Marie Bergman, Lockwood; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and Family may call Saturday, March 15, 2008 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Anne Canfield officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to National Marfan Foundation, 22 Manhasset Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050. - Sayre Morning Times, 10 Mar 2008

BERGMEN  Bettina L. HASKINS, 64, of Sayre died Friday, April 25, 2003 at home, following a brief illness.  Born Oct. 10, 1938 in Middlesex County, Conn., she was the daughter of Leonard CLARK and Lillian ALLEN BUNTING BERGMEN.  She graduated from high school in Amherst Buffalo Central in 1956 and went to Mansfield College from 1961-64, receiving a master's degree in 1970.  She was an Athens area schoolteacher from 1964 until her retirement in 1995.  She was a member of the National Education Association, Pennsylvania State Education Association and Athens Area Educational Association.  Her husband, Gerald, predeceased her in 1993.  She is survived by: son and daughter-in-law, Gerald Jr. and Kathleen HASKINS of Philadelphia; daughter, Anita SHELLHAMMER of Colorado; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Richard ANDERSON of Philadelphia; four grandsons and one granddaughter; two great-granddaughters; and her mother, of Pinehurst, S.C. She is also survived by: two brothers, the Rev. Leonard and Lois BERGMAN of Fairmont, N.C., and Neil Allen BERGMAN of Pine Hill, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call Monday, April 28 from 2-4 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral and committal services will be held Tuesday, April 29 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with her brother, the Rev. Leonard BERGMAN, officiating.  Burial will be at a later time in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.

BERGSTRESSER - COLE
Florence B. Age 96, of Horseheads, NY, died June 2, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. Born October 6, 1908, the daughter of the late Frank and Susan Benjamin Bergstresser, she was a lifelong member in the Diahoga Grange No. 1951. Florence and her late husband, Ray, promoted numerous business enterprises in Pennsylvania and Florida. Together they expanded their interests into the transportation industry, as they founded one of the early trucking companies in the New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey tri-state area. She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy Court and special friend, Bill Carleton, Pine City, NY; two sons, Calvin and Lucille Cole, Sayre, PA, and Gordon and Carol Cole, Horseheads, NY; daughter-in-law, Marilyn Cole, a Monterey, CA; grandchildren, Alan Cole, Murray Cole, Cynthia Jolley, and Lisa Drabinski of the Valley, Raye Yeager, Addison, NY, Paul Court, Crosby, ND, Sharon Sedlack, Clarkston, MI, Kay Cole, Orlando, FL, Bill Cole, Big Flats, NY, Scot Cole, Corning, NY, Jim Cole and Brenda Seymore, San Francisco, CA; several great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Elsie Cole, Sayre, PA, Josephine Cole, W. Palm Beach, FL, and Doris Maslin, Ulster, PA. She is predeceased by her husband, Ray E. Cole, February 16, 1992; and a son, Raymond F. Cole, September 24, 2002. Friends and family may call the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, PA, on Monday, June 6, 2005, from 10-11:00 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA.

 

BESLEY Mary A. Zimmer

95, of Sayre, died on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 at home.  She was born on Oct. 14, 1918, in Sayre, the daughter of the late Beeman and Maybelle Morton Besley.  Mary was a 1936 graduate of Sayre High School. She worked for Sayre Lingerie and Paxar, retiring in 1980. Mary enjoyed bowling, knitting, gardening, baking, and canning. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of Sayre Church of the Redeemer, Eastern Star, Past Matrons, and Robert Packer Auxiliary, and volunteered at the Robert Packer Hospital Gift Shop.  She is predeceased by her husband Dennis G. Zimmer, Sr., 2006 and sisters Dora Brown and Lillis Wood.  Mary is survived by her son Dennis G. Zimmer, Jr. and his fiancé Linda Coe; daughter Mary Zimmer Hoyt and her husband Claude; grandchildren Stephen Hoyt, Jeanne (Paul) Baird, Alan (Lou Ellen) Hoyt, Dennis (Dulcy) Zimmer III, and Daniel (Tammy) Zimmer; 7 great-grandchildren; sister Evelyn Gillette, and several nieces and nephews.  Friends and family may call on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens. Funeral Services will be held Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Glenn Mahaffey officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made in Mary's memory to: Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda PA 18848 Att.: Clinical Coordinator.  Sayre Morning Times – October 26, 2013

 

BETZKO Joseph F. Betzko
82, of RR 1, Sayre, Pa., died and Savior on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 following a period of declining health.  Joe was born on Sept. 11, 1928, in Trevorton, Pa, son of the late Frank and Christina (Botteau) Betzko. He was a graduate of Trevorton High School Class of 1947 and on July 15, 1948 entered into the U.S. Air Force where he proudly served his country for four years. A knowledgeable and bright man, Joe continued his education and received his associate's degree as an Electrical Engineer in 1969 from Monmouth College. Joe was a long time employee of the Communications Division of the Army and was recognized for numerous awards, inventions, many patents. In addition, he also authored and published "A Commonsense Approach to Caregiving" and numerous articles. Joe enjoyed woodworking, photography, bird watching, walking, playing with his dogs and spending time with his family. Joseph was predeceased by his first wife, Ellen (Costello) Betzko in 1992; his second wife, Pearle Arnold Betzko in 2007; and is survived by his sister, Catherine Dudash of Sunbury, Pa; Pearle's children, Anita (Robert) Bennett of Sayre, Pa., Donna (Stuart) Brink of LeRaysville, Pa., Shirley (Keith) Young of Litchfield, Pa., Denise (Dave) Viele of Greene, N.Y., Dan (Nancy) Arnold of Bumpville, Pa.; numerous nieces and nephews among them a special niece, Marsha Lebo. Joseph was also predeceased by his sister, Mary (Elwood) Lebo; and brother, Lawrence Betzko. Funeral services for Joseph will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Interment will follow in the Tioga PointCemetery, Athens, Pa. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral chapel and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. on Thursday.  Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Bumpville Bible Church, PO Box 238, Rome, Pa 18837 or Ross Corners Baptist Church Food Pantry, 2101 Owego Road, Vestal, NY 13850 in loving memory of Joseph Betzko. His hobbies included woodworking, photography, bird watching, walking, playing with his dogs and spending time with his family. - Towanda Daily Review, October 5, 2010

BIASI   William J. "Bill" Biasi III, 48, of South Waverly, Pa., died Wednesday evening, June 11, 2003, at the home of his mother, Betty R. Biasi, of North Elmira Street in Athens Township, following an extended illness. Born June 11, 1955, in Sommerville, N.J., he was the son of William J. BIASI and Betty R. ADAMS BIASI. Bill was a graduate of Athens High School Class of 1973, and in earlier years was employed by the Sperry Rail Co. For the past 20 years, he was employed as an operating engineer with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local No. 542. Bill was a member of the National Rifle Association, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the National Geographic Society and the Paleontological Research Institution. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed numerous hunting trips to Montana. Surviving are his mother, Betty R. BIASI of Sayre; his father, William J. BIASI Jr. of Freeland, Pa.; a sister and brother-in-law: Marianne and Mike FEJZA of Haddonfield, N.J.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. The family will receive friends Friday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. and in the evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Alteri Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre. A prayer service will be held Saturday, June 14, 2003, at 9:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Division Street, South Waverly, with the Rev. Vincent LANGAN, pastor, as celebrant. There will be no 8 a.m. Mass at St. John's the Evangelist Church this Saturday. Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. 18848, in Bill's memory.

GORDON W. BIDLACK SR., 79, of 667 Stevenson St., Sayre, Pa., died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after a short illness.  Born in South Waverly, Pa. on Aug. 11, 1920 the son of Elmer and Edna Butts Bidlack, he graduated from Athens High School.  He served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant during World War II in the North African Campaign.  He received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.  He was formerly employed at the Shaffer Brothers Sunoco Service Station and later Rosh’s Mobil.  He owned and operated the Wilbur Cab Co. in his early years.  He was a member of the Skiff-Bower Post No. 1536 VFW of Sayre; the American Legion Ft. Sullivan Post No. 246 of Athens; the Sayre American Legion Post No. 283, Milltown; American Legion Betowski-VanDeMark Post No. 492 of Waverly, N.Y, Sons of Italy Roma Madre Lodge No. 1342, BPOE No. 1148 of Sayre, the Cooties and the VFW War Dads.  He was a former member of the Loyal Order of the Moose No. 1490, Waverly.  He is survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law, Gordon W. Jr. and Rebecca Bidlack of Atlantic Beach, Fla. and Lee and Jane Bidlack of Dallas; five grandchildren; a special friend and her children, Louise Simcoe of Sayre; a special granddaughter, Lacey Saxon; his sisters, Helen Tuttle of Binghamton, N.Y., Betty Temple of Owego, N.Y., Donna Vaow of Albuquerque, N.M. and Ruth Bishop of Sayre, Pa. and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his wife, Doris Bidlack on Sept. 18, 1982.  Family and friends may call on Monday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa.  The Elks will hold a memorial service there at 7:30 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Benjamin Lentz, rector of the Church of the Redeemer, Sayre officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Full military honors will be accorded by the Skiff Bower Post No. 1536 VFW of Sayre.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Kirby Health Center Annex, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

BIDLACK –HILDA M. JONES, 77, of Athens, formerly of Ulster, died Friday, March 31, 2006 at the Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness.  Born June 6, 1928 in Sayre, she was the daughter of the late Jay W. and Josephine A. Strope Bidlack.  She was a member of the St. James Catholic Church, where she served on the Altar and Rosary Society, and was an auxiliary member of the Legion of Mary. She was an auxiliary member of the Athens American Legion Post 246 since 1940.  She graduated from Ulster High School in 1946.  Hilda was predeceased by her daughter, Debrah Ann Wishner and brother, Edwin L. Bidlack.  She is survived by daughters, Phyllis K. and Daniel Mosier of Litchfield, Marjorie L. and Raymond Brobst of Sayre; granddaughter, Katherine Ann Hunter of Waverly; sister; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family and friends may call Monday, April 3, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens.  A prayer service will be held Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at 9 a.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Rev. Vincent Langan officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

 

BIDWELL Billie B

The Rev. Billie B. Bidwell, 81, of Van Etten, N.Y., went to receive his Heavenly reward on Sunday afternoon, May 15, 2011.  He was born November 3, 1929 in Richville, N.Y., the son of the late Alfred and Anna Fenlong Bidwell.  The Rev. Bidwell married the former Bessie L. Crow on August 31, 1951. He was a graduate of Allentown Bible College earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Theology in 1953. The Rev. Bidwell pastored nine churches in the Pilgrim Holiness Chuch of N.Y. during his 40 years of ministry: Cherry Valley, N.Y., Middleburg, N.Y., Green Grove, Pa., Haverhill, Mass., Sayre, Pa., Endicott, N.Y., Ogdensburg, N.Y., Strattenville, Pa., and Windsor, N.Y., retiring in 2002. After his retirement, he continued to preach and took meetings as the Lord lead.  He is predeceased by brothers Harold Bidwell, 1987, and the Rev. Bobbie Bidwell, 1994.  The Rev. Bidwell is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Bessie L. Bidwell at home, three children and their spouses Doug and Delphine Bidwell of Ulster, Pa., Joyce and Tom Lantz of Gettysburg, Pa., and Sue and Ken Lantz of Barton, N.Y., eight grandchildren Michael Bidwell and (fiancé Kim Rossi), Stephanie (William) King, Merrilee (Daniel) Thomas, Scott Lantz, Regina (General) McKenzie, and Janel, Breanna, and Kody Lantz, six great-grandchildren Alexandria Pickering, Willie, Samantha, and Emily King, Lani Thomas, and Gabrielle McKenzie, one brother and his wife Leon and Grace Bidwell, one sister-in-law Delores Bidwell Green, several aunts, uncles, one niece and several nephews and cousins.  Family and friends may call on Friday, May 20, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sayre Pilgrim Holiness Church, 701 S. Wilbur Ave., Sayre, Pa. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at noon at the church with calling hours one hour prior to the service. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Athens, Pa.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made to Sayre Pilgrim Holiness Church, 701 S. Wilbur Ave., Sayre. PA 18840.   Sayre Morning Times – May 18, 2011

 

ARTHUR J. BIENZ, 83, of 115 North Keystone Ave., Sayre died Friday May 12, 1989 after a brief illness. Born in Hampton, Nebraska Nov. 8, 1905, he was the son of John E. and Caroline Deuker Bienz. Mr. Bienz has been a resident of the area most of his life. He owned and operated his own lawn mower service in Sayre. He was an assistant brew master in Wilkes-Barre and worked at Steigmaier Brewery. He was also employed at Sayre Brewery and at the Ingersoll-Rand Company in Athens in the Mill and Drill Department. Mr. Bienz was a member of the Waverly Order of Moose No. 1490 and a member of the president’s task force. He was predeceased by his wife, Leahel in 1977. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Leslie (Beulah) Merrill of Sayre; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Carolyn Forbes, Central Valley, Calif.; one brother, Willis Bienz of Colorado; four nephews. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 South Main St., Athens on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Jenkins Funeral Home. The Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of Sayre Christian Church will officiate. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association. –Towanda Daily Review

BIRD –MRS RUTH (BIRD) WILDRICK, 68, of 108 Center St., Sayre died Friday, March 30, 1990 while visiting in Lakeland, Fla. She was born Jan. 3, 1922 in Dushore, the daughter of Catherine Everling and John Bird.  Ruth was a retired employee of Woolworth’s in Horseheads and was a volunteer at Robert Packer Hospital.  She is survived by her husband, Harry G. Wildrick; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathryn and Richard Kole of Horseheads; Patricia Devine of Athens; Susanne and Daniel Coon of Horseheads; Becky and george Vanderveer of Rome; sons and daughter-in-law, Urban and Kathryn Smith of Reseda, Calif., Charles Wildrick of Lakeland; 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, Paul and Gene Bird of Sayre and William Bird of Texas.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.  A son, John Wildrick died in 1957. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service which will be held at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main St., Horseheads on Friday at 7 p.m.  Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorials in her name to the American Heart Association. –Towanda Daily Review

 

BIRNEY –PEARL L. KEELER, 79, of Milan RR 1, died on Wednesday, March 17, 1993, at the LaPorte United Methodist Home, LaPorte, following an extended illness.  Mrs. Keeler was born on Sept. 29, 1913 in Litchfield, the daughter of Charles and Mary Bidlack Birney.  She was a 1931 graduate of Athens High School and her main interest were her home and family.  Mrs. Keeler was a member of the East Smithfield United Methodist Church and a former member of the Rebekah Lodge.  She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Keeler, on June 27, 1990.  Mrs. Keeler is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Anne) Darrow of Middlebury Center, Pa.; and Mrs. Wallace (Jean) Nichols of East Smithfield; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, March 20, 1993.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 2 p.m. with rev. David Watkins, pastor of the Big Pond United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, at a later time.  The family will provide flowers.  Memorials may be directed to the LaPorte United Methodist Home, in care of Carol Dieffenbach, LaPorte, Pa., or to the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, Southern Tier Chapter, P.O. Box 562, Union Station, Endicott, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BIRNEY Shirley L. Mancuso
90, of Sayre, Pa. died peacefully on Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 at the Sayre House, Inc. Shirley was born on Nov. 13, 1919 in Sayre, Pa. the daughter of her late parents Alexander Clark and Lulu Kenebal Birney. Shirley graduated from Sayre High School in 1937. She was a life long member of the Church of the Redemmer in Sayre, Pa. and a member of St. Mary's Guild. She worked for the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, Pa. for 25 years. Shirley was an avid bowler for over 50 years and a member of the 600 club. She was an avid cook and baker, and loved the New York Yankees. She is survived by daughters Judy (Joe) Nenno of Sayre, Pa. and Shirley (Joe) Liguori of Rosedale, Md; granddaughter Tania and (Chris) Hill of Waverly, N.Y. and great granddaughter Jordyn Hill of Waverly, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Shirley is predeceased by sister Erba Dunn in 2007 and brother Joseph Birney in 1979. Honoring Shirley's wishes there will be no calling hours or services. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Shirley's name made do so to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St. Waverly, NY. Those wishing to do so may send a sympathy message of remembrance to Shirley's family at www.blauveltfuneralhome.com under obituaries. - Sayre Morning Times, October 27, 2010

THELMA LUCILLE BIXBY, 86, of Nichols died early Tuesday morning, March 15, 2005 at the Tioga Nursing Facility, Waverly. She was born on May 27, 1918 in Sayre a daughter of the late Warner and Bessie (Stalker) Bixby. She was a long time member of the Nichols United Methodist Church and enjoyed gathering stories for her scrapbooks. Lucille is survived by several cousins; friends and caregivers, Beverly Shaughnessy and family, Shirley Allen and family, the Blair Family; and friends Harriet Blow and Vivian Vought. Lucille was predeceased by her parents and a sister Leona Bixby Fox. Funeral services for Lucille will be held on Saturday, March 19th at 10 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S Main St., Nichols with Rev. Val M. Rommel, pastor of the Nichols United Methodist Church, officiating. A period of visitation will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Abiding with her wishes, cremation will follow at the Tioga Point Crematory, Athens. Spring interment of her ashes will be in the Nichols Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Nichols Emergency Squad, PO Box 336, Nichols, NY 13812 or the Lounsberry Food Pantry, c/o Mrs. Lucille Berry, 1826 Smithcreek Rd., Nichols, NY 13812 in loving memory of Thelma Lucille Bixby. Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  –Sayre evening Times Mar. 16, 2005.

 

IRL BLACKMAN, 57, of 222 Chestnut St. in Athens died Sudany May 24, 1987 at the Tioga General Hospital. Born in Sayre on March 22, 1930, the son of George and Ethel Beckhorn Blackman, he lived in the “Valley” all of his life. He was employed at Thatcher Glass in Elmira for five years and then at Murrelle Printing Company in Sayre. He was a member of the Church of the Redeemer of Sayre and a social member of V.F.W. #1526 in Sayre. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ethel M. Blackman; three sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Edna) Haner of Candor, New York, Mrs. Carlyle (Frances) Fox of Horseheads and Mrs. Archie (Mary) Hatch of Waverly; three brothers, Thomas R. of Waverly, Ivan J. of Sayre, Manley of Elmira Heights. He was predeceased by his father, George L. and a sister, Mrs. Ina Squires. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home today from 7-10 p.m. Services will be held there on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Don Greenwood, his pastor officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Penn York Opportunities of Athens. –Towanda Daily Review

 

BLACKMAN  Mary Louise Hatch

On June 30, 2013, Mary Louise Hatch went home to be with her Lord after battling a long illness.  Born Mary Louise Blackman, the daughter of George and Ethel Blackman, on October 14, 1923, in Sayre, Pa.; Mary attended Sayre area schools. Shortly after graduating from Sayre High School she married Archie C. Hatch and they then settled in Waverly, New York.  Mary worked for many years at Valley Cities Gas Company and retired in 1989. Upon retirement she and Archie spent many summers at Seneca Lake near Lodi, N.Y., vacationing with family and friends.  Mary was predeceased in death by her husband of 60 years, Archie Hatch.  She is survived by two brothers, Thomas Blackman of Waverly, N.Y., and Ivan Joseph Blackman of Sayre, Pa.; sister Francis Fox of Horseheads, N.Y.; her beloved children: son, Jeffrey and his wife Lynne (Campbell) Hatch of Elmira Heights, N.Y., and daughter Kathy (Hatch) Williams of Horseheads, N.Y.; grandchildren:  Rebecca Hatch, Jesse Hatch, Christine Williams and Juliana Williams; and great-grandchildren: Tianna Hatch, Andrea Bell, Aarika Mansfield, Brynne Hatch and Levi Hatch.  The Hatch family would like to express a special thank you to Lourdes Hospice for all the caring individuals who provided home health care to Mary during her illness; especially Kelly Kittle.  A private funeral service will be held at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York with Pastor Larry Day  honoring Mary’s memory. Memorials may be directed to Lourdes Hospice, 169 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, New York 13905.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania.Sayre Morning Times – July 3, 2013

 

BLAIR Norma Marie (Blair) Ivester

80, of Waverly, died unexpectedly Wednesday March 14, 2012.  Born February 8, 1932 in Athens, Pa., the daughter of the late Esther (Duhlstine) and Howard Blair. Norma was also predeceased by her loving husband of 43 years, Blondell, May 23, 1997; her brothers, Leivan Blair, May 11, 2003, and Wayne Blair, June 26, 2005; and her sister, Deanna Blair, May 23, 2005.  Norma was a lifelong resident of the Valley. She was a wonderful homemaker, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She graduated from Waverly Central High School in 1950. She loved to walk, and her family was her greatest joy. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Surviving Norma are her son and daughters: Dana (Tina) Ivester, Waverly, N.Y., Marion (Roger) Carling, Greene’s Landing, Pa., Marlene (James) Rider, Suffolk, Va., And Melissa (John) Clinton. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren her brother, David (Betty) Blair, Waverly N.Y., her sister, Winda Blair, Waverly, N.Y., her aunt Berna Hammers, Frankford, Ill., and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, March 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, N.Y. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Sayre Morning Times – March 16, 2012

 

BLAKEMAN Lonnie F. - Lonnie F. Blakeman, 42, of Athens, Pa., died on Friday, July 9, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital unexpectedly. He was born on Jan. 19, 1968, in Towanda, Pa., the son of Larry D. Dennis and Sharon Lane. Lonnie was a member of the Athens First Presbyterian Church of Athens, Pa., as well as a member of the Benevolent Protector of the Order of Elks Lodge 1148 located in Sayre, Pa. He was an avid NASCAR fan, and a diehard New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys fan. Lonnie is survived by: his wife Shirley of 14 years at home; children, Ashley of Waverly, N.Y., and Colby and Kaitlyn, at home; his parents, Larry (Peg) Dennis and Sharon (Paul) Lane; brother Larry (Jill) R. Dennis of California; sister Heather Dennis of Ohio; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, July 12, 2010 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 1 p.m. with Rev. Nelson Kopatz officiating from Athens First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in Lonnie's memory to: Chemung Canal Trust Company, 405 Chemung St., Waverly, N.Y. 14892, c/o Trust Fund for the Children of Lonnie Blakeman.-Towanda Daily Review, July 10, 2010

BLANEY - Emma Jane Kreamer, widow of the late Frank J. Kreamer, formerly of Desmond St., Athens, Pa., died June 28, 2009 at her residence in Pottstown, Pa. with her family by her side.  Born in Canton, Pa. on June 24, 1929, Emma went on to nursing school at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, N.J. before working at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre and the Heritage Nursing Home in Athens.  Surviving are: her son, Mark D. Kreamer; daughters Valerie A. Slonaker and Andrea K. Kreamer; brothers Harold and Gary Blaney; and sister Linda M. Blaney.  Emma was a member of North Waverly Chapel for many years and very active there, as well as Child Evangelism Fellowship. In later years she and her husband worked for Christian Ministry Word of Life Fellowship Inc. in Schroon Lake, N.Y.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 2 p.m. 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 private in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Emma’s name to Word of Life Fellowship Inc., P.O. Box 600, Schroon Lake, NY 12870.  14 July 2009, Sayre Morning Times.

BLAUVELT, David S.
Age 64, of Highland Ave. in Millport, died unexpectedly on Monday, April 2, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Family and friends are invited to calling hours at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Wed., April 4, 2007, from 5-8:00 p.m. His service will be celebrated there at the funeral home on Thursday, April 5, 2007, at 10:00 a.m., with graveside service to follow in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, PA.

BLAUVELT, David S.
Age 64, of Highland Ave. in Millport, died unexpectedly on Monday, April 2, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. David was born in Sayre, PA, the son of the late Seymour and Elsie (Ford) Blauvelt. He is survived by his wife of nearly 44 years, Betty J. (McClure) Blauvelt; their children, Daniel Blauvelt of Millport, NY, Vince Blauvelt of Elmira, NY, Elaine (Jason) Pauley of Fredericksburg, VA, Kathy Kimbell of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Patrick and Melanie Blauvelt, Joshua, Alison and Alex Kimbell; brother, Lyle (Bernice) Blauvelt of Elmira, NY; sisters, Marilyn (Richard) Hadlock of Wilawanna, NY, Marsha (Edgar) Taylor of Daytona Beach, FL. David was also predeceased by his sister, Doris Pinto. Dave was a cutter/grinder with Purolator where he was employed for 34 years until his retirement in 1999. He was also the owner of Dave's Saw Sharpening in Millport for over 20 years. In his leisure he enjoyed traveling, gardening, and growing flowers, especially roses. Family and friends are invited to calling hours at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Wed., April 4, 2007, from 5-8:00 p.m. His service will be celebrated there at the funeral home on Thursday, April 5, 2007, at 10:00 a.m., with graveside service to follow in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, PA.

 

DONALD BLAUVELT SR. 99 of Wilawana, PA born July 23, 1914, passed away on June 19, 2014 at Sayre House Health Care Center. He is survived by daughters, Phyllis (Harry) Swan of Horseheads, NY, Beverly (Kenneth) Lattimer Wolcott of Sayre, PA, Sharon (Carl) Wandell Heter, Knoxville,TN; son, Donald (Elizabeth) Blauvelt of Sayre, PA. He is also survived by 26 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth in February 1989; son, James N. Blauvelt (Sept 1979); grandson, Rodney A. Swan (Jan, 1999) and grandson, Scott Wandell (August 2001). After retiring, Donald spent 25 winters going to Frost Proof, FL. When his wife Elizabeth was alive Donald loved camping with his family in the Adirondacks. Donald was an avid hunter and trapper and was a great story-teller. He worked at the Lehigh Railroad and later retired from Thatcher Glass in Elmira, NY. A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 10:00 A.M.to 11:00 A.M., Monday, June 23, 2014, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Don's life will follow the visitation with the Pastor Mark Lemmon honoring his memory at 11:00 A.M. A special tribute to Don's life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Wilawana United Methodist Church in care of Pam Secrist, 5430 Vetter Rd. Sayre, PA or to Sayre House Health Care Center, 1001 N. Elmer Ave. Sayre, PA. Burial will be at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/21/2014

 

BLEMLE Nancy L, Hudson

71, of Sayre, Pa. died on Sunday, January 8, 2012, at Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness.  She was born on September 30, 1940 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Charles A. and Naomi Gleockler Blemle.  Nancy was a member of the Sayre Christian Church. She was employed with the Ingersoll Rand, Athens; retiring in 2003, after 37 years of service. Nancy was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Her life revolved around her family. She was a member of the Friends of the Spaulding Memorial Library and the Red Hatters Society.  She is predeceased by her beloved husband, William C. Hudson, Sr., son, Jay Cain, and sister, Patricia Corl.  Nancy is survived by her children, Jeffrey Cain and Tracie Stout of San Jose, Calif., Michele Cain of Waverly, N.Y., and Jody and Trudy Cain of Athens, Pa.; grandchildren, Tricia Bodine of Waverly, N.Y., Tori and Taylor Cain of Dryden, N.Y., Dakoda and Charley Cain of Athens, Pa., and Cameronallyn Denmark of Trumansburg, N.Y., as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Thursday, January 12, 2012, from 4-6 p.m., at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, January 13, 2012, at 11am with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made in Nancy’s memory to: The Spaulding Memorial Library, 724 South Main Street, Suite 1, Athens, PA 18810.   Sayre Morning Times – January 10, 2012

 

BLISS - FORMER SPRINGFIELD LADY DIES IN ATHENS
Mrs. Effie B. Stacy, formerly of Springfield Township, died at her home in Athens last Friday noon at 12:30, following a short illness. She was born in Springfield Township, December 10, 1852, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Bliss. On Jan. 25, 1872, she was married to Leon S. Stacy, of Springfield, who died in March 1922. To them was born a daughter Edna B. on Sept. 10, 1875 and who died in May 1931. Mrs. Stacy went to Athens in 1882 with Mr. Stacy, who was employed in the Frank Daily carriage factory. They lived for a time on North Street, Athens, and then moved to Center Street where they resided until their deaths. Mr. Stacy at this time engaged in the draying business for himself, and later added an ice and contracting business which he conducted until his death. Mrs. Stacy early became a member of the Methodist Church and lived a true Christian life. She had an abundance of faith that helped to make her life and that of others associated with her more serene. She was sympathetic and charitable and quite fond of her nieces and nephews. She is survived by a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Stacy of Leona, three nieces, Miss Lena Stacy, a teacher in the Athens schools, Mrs. B. W. Leonard, Mansfield, Mrs. M. L. Seccomb, Auburn, N.Y. and three nephews, Howard Stacy, Middleport, N.Y., Edwin S. and Percy A. Coles, of Mansfield. The funeral was held from her late home Monday morning at 10:30, the Rev. William MacAlpine, officiating. Interment was in the family plot in Tioga Point Cemetery. The bearers were F. R. Marvin, Bruce Edminston, D. E. McMahon and Frank Campion. (handwritten on article 1936)
 

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