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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


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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) 


 

BOBICK Anne Bobick Osher

96, of 112 Garden St. Sayre, Pa., died Saturday evening, November 26, 2011 at the Bethany Manor in Horseheads, N.Y.  She was the wife of Dr. Charles Osher who died in 1977. There are no calling hours. A Mass of the Divine Liturgy will be celebrated Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the Ascension of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church in Sayre, Pa., with the Rev. Theodor Czabela as celebrant. Interment will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, Sayre, Pa.  Sayre Morning Times – November 9, 2011

 

BOBICK –ROSALIND O. GARDNER, 70, of 112 Garden St., Sayre died at the Robert Packer Hospital on March 17, 1987. Born in Sayre July 19, 1916 she was the daughter of Andrew and Katherine Witek Bobick, Sr. She has lived her entire life in the Valley. Mrs. Gardner was a retired private duty nurse. Her husband, Whitney J. Gardner predeceased her May 19, 1982 as did a sister, Julia Terpko on March 20, 1975. She was a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary in Sayre and the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre. She is survived by sisters and brothers, Mrs. John (Mary) Stetz, Sr. of Sayre, John Bobick of Sayre, Mrs. Anne Osher of Sun City West, Arizona, Michael Bobik of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; Andrew Bobik, Jr. of Sayre and Betty Jean Bobick of Sayre. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens on Friday from 6-9 p.m. A Rosary service will be held at 8:330 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. A prayer service will be held Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre. The Rev. Peter J. Menghini will be celebrant. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. –Towanda Daily Review

 

BOBENHAUSER –MILDRED A. HARTFORD, age 98, passed away at St. Joseph Hospital in Elmira, New York, Monday, September 1, 2014. Mildred was born Oct. 29, 1915 in Pennellville, NY, the daughter of Anna and George Bobenhausen. Mildred was predeceased by her first husband, Cecil James, with whom she had a son, Robert James. She was predeceased by long-time husband Walter "Ted" Hartford and companion Roy Huntley. Mildred was also predeceased by daughter-in-law Rosemarie Hartford and son-in-law Richard Surace. Mildred is survived by daughter Donna (Chris) Smith, grandaughters Cheryl LaTray, Valinda (Kevin) Wood, Kris (Rev. Dr. David) Feltman and step-daughter Erika (Antony) Pryszmont. She is also survived by daughter Anne (Warren) McGee and grandaughter Stacey. Mildred is survived by step-son Ted Hartford, special companion June Satterly, and grandchildren Kim (Ted) Hull, Ted (Cindy) Hartford, Tom (Karen) Hartford, Laurie (Kevin) Ronk, Deniese McAvoy, and Joy (Chuck) Burr. Also surviving are several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mildred was a long-time resident of Waverly, where she and Ted operated Custom Leather Shop for many years. She was very artistic and created beautiful designs in leatherwork, ceramics, sewing, and crochet. Mildred loved music and played piano, harp, violin, and organ. A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 11:00 A.M.- Noon, Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Mildred’s life will follow the visitation with the Rev. Dr. David Feltman honoring her memory at 12:00 P.M. A special tribute to Mildred’s life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one’s favorite charity. Burial will be at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania. –Carol Brotzman

 

BOEGER Caecilia “Cici” M. Grimm

Caecilia “CiCi” M. Grimm, 76, of Athens, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at home following an extended illness with her family by her side.  She was born on June 29, 1935 in Boerger, Germany, the daughter of the late Theodore and Katharina Wessel Klassen.  Caecilia was a member of Litchfield Township Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, Red Hat Society, a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts, and former member of St. Joseph’s Church, Athens, Pa. She enjoyed her time as a caregiver to area children.  She is predeceased by her sisters Elisabeth Brand and Helen Rosenboom, brother Adolf Klassen and halfbrother Bernd Klassen.  Caecilia is survived by her husband of 48 years Max at home, children George and Brenda Grimm of Lewistown, Pa., and Sonja and Kenneth Hummel of Massillon, Ohio, grandchildren Nicholas and Katarina Grimm of Lewistown, Pa., and Heidi Hummel of Massillon, Ohio, brothers Alfons Klahsen of Germany and Georg Klassen of Germany. Friends and family may call on Friday, May 25, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. at St. James Roman Catholic Church, 503 Clark Street, Waverly, N.Y.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made in Caecilia’s memory to: Guthrie Hospice, R.R.#1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848, Litchfield Twp. Vol. Fire Co., C/O Joe Drake, R.R.#1, Box 144J, Sayre, PA18840, or Church of the Epiphany, 304 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840.  Sayre Morning Times – May 25, 2012

 

BOHLAYER Fred J. “Buddy” Bohlayer III

51, of Ulster, Pa., died on Sunday, January 22, 2012, surrounded by his family at Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness.  He was born on May 12, 1960, in Waverly, N.Y., the son of Fred, Jr. and JoAnn (Whipple) Bohlayer.  Buddy was a member of the First Church of God and he truly enjoyed going to church. He loved his dog Cocoa and his blue Ford tractor. Buddy was well-known for his smile. He enjoyed music, collecting pens and watches. Buddy enjoyed picnics and traveling.  He is predeceased by his nephew Robby Slingerland; his maternal grandparents, Ora and Hilda Whipple; paternal grandparents, Fred Bohlayer, Sr., Hazel Wittig and Amos Wittig.  Fred is survived by his mother and father at home, siblings, Lori (Frank) Bohlayer McGrath and Cindy (Ronny) Slingerland; numerous aunts and uncles; nephew, Shane McGrath; niece, Julie Slingerland; and several cousins.  Friends and family may call Wednesday, January 25, 2012, from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. at the First Church of God, 416 N. Keystone Ave., Sayre, Pa. Funeral Services will follow at the Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dewey Jeffrey officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Buddy’s memory to the: First Church of God, 416 N. Keystone Ave., Sayre, PA 18840.  Sayre Morning Times – January 24, 2012

 

DORIS A. BOLAND, 89, formerly of Pine Tree Road, Sayre, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, at the Sayre House.  Born Dec. 28, 1913 in Binghamton, N.Y., she was the daughter of Charles P. and Charlotte Keir Boland.  She moved to Athens in her teens.  She graduated from Athens High School and the Elmira Business Institute.  Doris was a 30-year U.S. government employee in the Detroit area, retiring in 1975.  She moved back to the Valley in 1976.  She was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church, the Athens Library Club and the Penny Promenaders. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Charles P. Boland, in 1996.  Doris is survived by a first cousin Anna Arnold, of Stayton, Ore., and several second cousins.  Family and friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Wednesday 1-2 p.m.  Funeral services will follow there at 2 p.m. with her pastor, the Rev. Donald Anderson, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BOLAND  Doris A. BOLAND, 89, formerly of Pine Tree Road, Sayre, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, at the Sayre House. Born Dec. 28, 1913, in Binghamton, N.Y., she was the daughter of Charles P. and Charlotte Keir Boland. She moved to Athens in her teens. She graduated from Athens High School and the Elmira Business Institute. Doris was a 30-year U.S. government employee in the Detroit area, retiring in 1975. She moved back to the Valley in 1976. She was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church, the Athens Library Club and the Penny Promenaders.  Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Charles P. Boland, in 1996. Doris is survived by a first cousin, Anna Arnold, of Stayton, Ore., and several second cousins. Family and friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Wednesday 1-2 p.m. Funeral services will follow there at 2 p.m. with her pastor, the Rev. Donald Anderson, Officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.

BOLAND,William J. "Bill" Biasi , 89, formerly of Pine Tree Road, Sayre, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, at the Sayre House.
Born Dec. 28, 1913, in Binghamton, N.Y., she was the daughter of Charles P. and Charlotte Keir Boland.  She moved to Athens in her teens. She graduated from Athens High School and the Elmira Business Institute.  Doris was a 30-year U.S. government employee in the Detroit area, retiring in 1975. She moved back to the Valley in 1976.  She was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church, the Athens Library Club and the Penny Promenaders.  Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Charles P. Boland, in 1996.  Doris is survived by a first cousin, Anna Arnold, of Stayton, Ore., and several second cousins.  Family and friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Wednesday 1-2 p.m..  Funeral services will follow there at 2 p.m. with her pastor, the Rev. Donald Anderson, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.

 

RAYMOND E. BOLICH, 83, of 105 Park Place, Sayre died Tuesday Jan. 3, 1989 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born Aug. 6, 1905 in Sayre, he was the son of Herman and Lena Lowman Bolich. A lifelong resident of Sayre, Mr. Bolich owned and operated Bolich Brother’s Hardware on Desmond Street in Sayre for many years. He was a 1923 graduate of Lafayette and graduated from Harvard Business School in 1927. He was a member of the North Waverly Chapel. Mr. Bolich held memberships in the VFW Post 1536, the American Legion Post 283, the B.P.O.E. Lodge #1148 and the Rural Amity Lodge #70 Free and Accepted Masons. He is survived by a son, Ray E. Bolich, Jr. of Mainville, Ohio; three daughters: Mrs. Jay (Louise) Fetterman of Canton, Ohio, Mrs. Joel (Mary Lynn) Whitney of Kennett Square, Pa. and Mrs. Lawrence (Barbara) Aubert of Cincinnati, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, a niece and a nephew. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth (Dolly). Memorial services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the North Waverly Chapel with the Rev. William Wells, his pastor officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials May be directed to the North Waverly Chapel Organ Fund or the Sayre Public Library. Arrangements are by the Allgeier-Blauvelt Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre. –Towanda Daily Review

 

BOLTMAN Richard Joseph Boltman

68, of Chemung died Friday, March 9th, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., after a short brave battle with liver cancer.  Born May 27th, 1943, in Bronx, NYC, the son of the late Rosemary (Wortche) and John J. Boltman.  Richard was a 1965 graduate of Manhattan College. Richard was self-employed in sales for many years, most recently as an Avon Sales and Leadership Representative since 1995 where he was honored as a President’s Club and Honor Society Member. Known in the Valley as “The Avon Guy”.  Richard was a loving father and husband. He enjoyed traveling by Amtrak train. He enjoyed traveling, collecting, watching his son race in SCCA and his daughter dance and perform in plays, and he was a NASCAR fan. He was so very proud of his children Aaron John and Miriam Rose Ling. He was a member of the Waverly Senior Citizens and the Twin Tiers Vintage Car Club. Richard enjoyed taking his wife’s Mustang to car shows. Richard and Janice enjoyed doing everything together.  He is survived by his loving wife Janice (Rothholz) Boltman, at home in Chemung, his son Aaron John Boltman, of Richmond, T.X. and his daughter and son-in-law Miriam Rose (David) Ling, of Gillett, Pa.  Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, March 13th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue Waverly, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, March 14th at 10 a.m. at Saint James Church Blessed Trinity Parish in Waverly. Interment will follow at Tioga Point Cemetery. Those wishing may direct memorial donations in Richard’s name to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.   Sayre Morning Times – March 12, 2012

LYAL G. BOND, 83 of 120 S. Hopkins St., Sayre died Jan. 7, 1992 at home after an extended illness.  Born in Ellenton, Pa., Nov. 8, 1908 he was the son of Harvey and Anna Whipple Bond.  He moved Sayre in 1945.  Mr. Bond was a conductor on the Lehigh Valley Railroad for 31 years, retiring in 1973.  He was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church and 50-year member and past master of the Canton Masonic Blue Lodge.  He was also a member of the Wesleyan Class of the church and a member of the Athens Senior Citizens.  He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Florence at home; daughter, Mrs. Bart (Sandi) Mandarano of Spencerport, N.Y.; sons, Donald Bond of Arequipa, Peru, Duane Bond of Winter Springs, Fla., and Scott Bond of Fairport, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister-in-law, Mary Bond of Estella, several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral home, 225 S. Main St., Athens on Friday from 1 to 2 p.m.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Howard Hockenbury, pastor of the Athens United Methodist Church will officiate.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the Athens United Methodist Church Trustee Fund, 118 S. Main St., Athens, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

BOND Thomas A.
Lehigh Fireman Commits Suicide -  Thomas A. Bond, 45, a Lehigh Valley fireman killed himself in the garage of his home at 521 South Keystone avenue, Sayre, at 4:10 o’clock this morning.  The reason for his act is not known.  He had been laid off as a fireman but had been working at the railroad shops helping dismantle the engines and it was said that he had no serious financial worries.  He worked yesterday; had just started to paint his home, and last night appeared cheerful in talking about plans for the future.  Mr. Bond is survived by his widow (May Gould Bond); three daughters, Cleda, Lucille and Jean, and one son, John, all at home; four sisters, Mrs. Fred Crisfield of Binghamton, Mrs. Frank Crisfield of Lodi. N.Y., Mrs. Charles Porter of Valois, N.Y., and Mrs. Morris Cusick of Fullerton, Calif.  (Also three brothers; Irving of Lodi, Charles of Hector and Myron of Fullerton, Calif.)  Funeral services, which will be strictly private, will be held at the home Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock, Rev. F. H. Randall officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. (Full account of death in Evening Times 16 May 1933.)

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifBONNEY -EMMA B. SCOTT, 104, died at the Bradford County Manor on Monday, November 2, 1992.  She was born June 13, 1888, the daughter of Carl and Mercy Gamble Bonney.  She was a member of the Church of the Redeemer, Sayre, since 1911.  She was active in the Episcopal Women’s Organization, a member of the Library Club in Athens for over 50 years and a member of the Susquehanna Valley Audubon Society.  Mrs. Scott was predeceased by her husbands, Elmer Morley and Edson Scott.  Surviving are cousins, Mrs. Mildred Castle of Rochester, NY and James and Ruth Holcomb of Troy; a nephew, John Morley of Sayre; a niece, Lonnie Kenney of Florida; and a special friend; Esther Carpenter of Athens.  A memorial service was held November 1 at the Church of the Redeemer, Sayre, with the Rev. Benjamin Lentz officiating.  Arrangements were by the Thomas M. Jenkins Funeral Home in Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the Church of the Redeemer’s Memorial Fund. –Troy Gazette-Register  (Buried Tioga Point Cemetery)

LEO G. BONNEY, 67, 414 N. Keystone Ave., Sayre, died on Monday, Feb. 1, 1982 at the Heart of Florida Hospital in Haines City, Fla., after a brief illness.  Born Oct. 17, 1914 in Towanda RD, he was the son of Raymond and Edna Smith Bonney.  Mr. Bonney retired from the Ingersoll-Rand Co. Grind Department, Athens, 1n 1978 after 37 years of service.  He was a member of the Sayre United Methodist Church; BP of Elks No. 1148, Sayre; Loyal Order of Moose No. 1490 of Waverly; and Lodge No. 1064, IAM. He was a past director of the I-R Service Club, a former Sayre Borough councilman, and a founder and active member of Sayre Little League.  Surviving are his wife, Ruth Bonney; one son, Leo G. Jr. of Fort Wayne, Ind., one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Jean) Shepps of Sayre; his stepmother, Bertha Bonney of Troy RD; and four granddaughters.  Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  An Elks memorial service will be held there at 7:30 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Edwin Martin, pastor of the Sayre United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Heart Association.  –Towanda Daily Review.  

BORNGEN –EVELYN PAULINE HOLLAND, 86, of 306 North Elmer Ave., Sayre died Thursday March 16, 1989 at the Tioga General Hospital, Waverly. Born Nov. 11, 1902 in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late John Edward and Lilian Kutschbach Borngen. She was a member of the Sayre First United Methodist Church and the united Methodist Women. She lived in Cleveland, Ohio form 1902-1947; Mansfield, Ohio from 1947-1980 and Sayre from 1980-1989. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Jean Holland, Sayre with whom she resided: one granddaughter, Katherine Larabee of New Albany; two grandsons: Robert Holland Jr. of New Albany and William Holland of Wysox; five great-grandchildren; one niece, Juanita Borngen of Holliston, Mass.; three great-nieces: Janet Brand, Cynthia Mansfield and Pamela Farwell, all of Mass. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Harold in May 1976 and by a brother, Edward J. Borngen. The family will receive friends at their home at 306 Elmer Ave. Sunday 2/7. Funeral and committal services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Sayre First United Methodist Church with Rev. Earl Roberts III officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials will be sent to Sayre First United Methodist Church. Arrangements by the Allgeier and Blauvelt Funeral Home, 126 Elmer Ave., Sayre. –Towanda Daily Review

BOSTIC –LIDA ANN ROBERTSON, 90, of Windham Summit (Athens RD 2) died on Monday evening July 18, 1988 following a brief illness at the Bradford County Manor, where she had resided for the past two weeks. She was born Dec. 4, 1897 in Orange County, Ind., a daughter of William and Margaret (Bressie) Bostic. In the early 1950s she came to the Valley area and was engaged in farming with her late husband, Frank Robertson who died in 1959. While living in the Valley she was very active in the Nazarene Church and later was attending the Windham Summit Church. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Carlton Wanzo of Windham Summit Church. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Carlton Wanzo of Windham Summit with whom she has resided for the past 14 years; her daughter, Bonnie Orsley, San Jose, Calif.; her son and daughter-in-law, John and Hilda Robertson of Syracuse, N.Y.; her stepson, Stuart Robertson of Boston; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Denis Maurer Orsley in 1970. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols with Rev. Kenneth Crain, pastor of the Windham Summit Church officiating, assisted by Rev. Donald Matson, former pastor of the Windham Summit Church. Interment will follow in the family plot in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Friends who wish may remember the Windham Ambulance Association or the Windham Summit Church in her memory. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel. –Towanda Daily Review

John “Jack” F. BOSTON, 80, of Sayre, PA died Tuesday, December 8, 1998 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre following an extended illness. Born September 27, 1918 in Sayre, he was a son of the late Fred and Vianiaetta Stanley Boston.  Jack was employed by Ingersoll-Rand in Athens for many years until his retirement in 1980.  He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, the former Alice Fountain (119 Center St., Sayre); six children and 21 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Boston of Troy; a nephew, David VanHorn.  Memorial services were held at the First Presbyterian Church in Sayre on December 12 with interment to be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848 in John “Jack” Boston’s memory.

BOSTWICK - Gail T. Bostwick Jr., 83, of 232 Longway St., Athens, died
on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, at Elderwood Nursing Facility, Waverly. Gail was born on May 29, 1926, in Sayre the son of the late Gail and Katherine Brown Bostwick Sr. Gail served in the United States Navy on the USS Missouri and witnessed the signing of the peace treaty between the U.S. and Japan. He was member of the Church of the Redeemer of Sayre, and life member of the Sayre VFW. He was an avid sports fan, and especially Notre Dame football. Gail is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Cynthia, at home; son Charles (Ronnie) Bostwick of Waverly; daughter Kathy Bostwick of California; step-son Gerald Sloat of Smithboro, N.Y.; step-daughter Judy Barkoff of Conn.; sister Joyce Klaus of Lancaster, N.Y.; niece Katherine Stutzman of Alden N.Y.; nephew William Klaus of Ga.; sister-in-law Phoebe (David) Marshall of Sayre; four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Honoring Gail’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or services. Burial will be held in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, at the convenience of the family. The family requests memorial contributions in Gail’s name be made to: The Church of the Redeemer, 201 S. Wilbur Ave., Sayre, PA 18840. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly. - Sayre Morning Times, Feb.8.2010

JOHN VINCENT BOSTWICK, 68, passed away in Cathedral City, Calif., on Thursday, April 3, 2014, following a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his sister, Elizabeth B. Morrison, and husband, Roger, of Little Meadows, Pa.; his brother, Daniel W. Bostwick, and wife, Patricia, of Vienna, Va.; his cousin, V. Brian Murphy, and wife, Mary, of Sayre, Pa.; his nephews, R. Craig Morrison II and wife Rebecca of Apalachin, N.Y., and John C. Bostwick of Arlington, Va.; and six great-nieces and great-nephews. John is predeceased by his parents, Clifford V. and Virginia L. Bostwick, of Sayre. John was born in Sayre, and was a 1964 graduate of Athens Area High School, where he was a member of the senior band and track team. He was also a member of the Boy Scouts of America, attaining Life Scout. John joined the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Mars during the Vietnam conflict. After serving his country, John graduated from the New York School of Interior Design in 1974. At that time, John opened an interior decorating business in Athens, Pa. After visiting California several times, John moved to Los Angeles in 1983, where he continued his career as an interior decorator with J.H. Bigger Company and Associates. John moved to Cathedral City, Calif., in 1994, where he became a Realtor with Tarbell Realty. The family wishes to thank the many hospice nurses and health care associates who helped John through his final days at home, and his dear friend and confidant, Marjorie Naramore, whose support brightened the final years of John's life. Most of all, the family extends our sincerest thanks and appreciation to Dr. Chitra Damodaran, John's doctor at Loma Linda Veterans Hospital. Her knowledge, skill and care extended John's life and perpetuated his positive outlook. Thank you Doctor "D." John is returning to his hometown, where the family will conduct a private burial at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. A memorial service, in remembrance of John, will be held at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 703 S. Main St., Athens, on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made on behalf of John to the Desert AIDS Project in Palm Springs, CA. –Sayre Morning Times 5/28/2014

BOWEN   A memorial service for Janice J. BOWEN, 76, of Waverly, N.Y., will be held Saturday, Nov. 2,2000 at 1 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer, 201 S. Wilbur Ave., Sayre, with the Rev. Benjamin LENTZ, rector of the church, officiating. There will be no calling hours. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, at the convenience of the family. Donations may be directed to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifBOWEREmma BOWER LENT CARLIN, 100, of Ellis Creek Road, Town of Barton, NY, died Friday evening, April 19, 2002, at her home.  She was born Dec. 23,1901, on Towner Hill, Rome Township, a daughter of the late Arthur A. and Elaine RIFENBURG BOWER.  Emma and her husband, Ferris CARLIN, owned and operated Carlin's Roadside Produce Stand on Ellis Creek Raod for many years.  She studied the bible with the Jehovah's witness from the Kingdom Hall in South Waverly.  Emma enjoyed singing and doing crossword puzzles. Emma is survived by her daughter, Doris SEARLES, with whom she resided; five grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 15 great great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Leon B. LENT; second husband Ferris CARLIN; son, Leon C. "Bus" LENT; sister, Marion AYERS; and two brothers, Charles and Robert BOWER.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 24,2002, at the LUCKNER Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly, NY, with Brother John FAY officiating. The family will recieve friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  The family suggests that memorial comtributions may be made to the Jehovah's  Witness Kingdom Hall, Pitney Street, Sayre, PA 18840 or the North Barton Grange in care of Betty BUFFONE, secretary, Talmadge Hill Road West Waverly, NY 14892 in Mrs. CARLIN'S memory.

BOWMAN –M. HELEN BOWMAN PARK, 96, of Greenridge Village, Newville, Pa., formerly of Athens RR 2, died at the Swaim Health Center on July 4, 1994.  Born March 11, 1898, in Athens, she was a daughter of Curtis W. and Mary Wheaton Bowman.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Athens and the Library Club and Library Assoc. of Athens.  She was also a member of the Bradford County Historical Society.  She graduated from Penn State, University.  She taught school in Virginia, Ohio and Sayre for a total of 25 years.  She was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred, in 1971.  She is survived by a cousin, Esther Campbell of Athens, and close friends, Donald and Jean Robinson of Athens.  As per Mrs. Park’s wish, a graveside service will be held at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 1994, with the Rev. Matthew Richardson, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Sayre, officiating.  Memorial donations may be sent to the Memorial fund of the First Presbyterian Church of Athens.  Arrangements are under the supervision of the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens. –Towanda Daily Review.

BOYLAN - Ann M. REPASKY 78 formally of Lincoln St., Sayre diedon Tuesday January 12, 2009 at the Sayre House Inc. surrounded by her loving children.  Ann was born in Pittston PA. The daughter of the late Joseph and Madeline POWERS Boylan.  Ann graduated from Pittston High School in 1948. She moved to Sayre in 1958. Ann married the love of her life former Sayre Mayor John Repasky in 1956.She was the cafeteria manager for Epiphany School for many years. Ann and her husband John owned and operated Repasky's Catering in Sayre. Ann and John loved to travel taking numerous cruises. She worked in the bakery of the Clover Farm stores. She was also judge of the elections in 4th ward of Sayre for years. She was a member of the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre and also a member of their Altar and Rosary Society. She was a member of the Howard Elmer Hose Company Ladies Auxiliary. Ann volunteered at the Robert Packer Hospital for many years. She loved to read and do puzzles. Ann was a very active woman in her community but most of all spending time with her grandchildren was her first love. Her family was her life.  Ann is survived by her children; Mary Repasky of Pittston, Pa., Jack (Larraine) Repasky of Sayre, Laura (Donald) Lemon of Endicott NY, Jennifer (John) Simonds of Sayre, and Robert (Shelly) Repasky of Sayre.A sister Mary Boylan of Pittston, Pa.. Grandchildren Kimberly Wilhelm, Jessica and Paul Lemon, Kelly and Colin Repasky, and Alex and Erin Simonds. Sister-in-laws Gloria Boylan of Pittston, Pa, Kay (Ed) Harrison, Jean (Gene) Chikowski of W. Pittston Pa., Mary Ann (John) O’Boyle of W. Pittston, Pa., and Patricia (Claude) Spohrer of Scranton, Pa. Brother-in-law Walter (Margaret) Repasky of Harding, Pa. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Ann is predeceased by her parents, husband John on July 15, 2000. Brothers Joesph,John, Paul, and Francis Boylan. Sister Marion Boylan.  A time of gathering for family and friends will be held on Wednesday January 14, 2009 form 6-8 PM at the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St., Waverly NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday January 15, 2009 at 10:30 AM at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Athens Pa. Father Vincent Langan will officiate. Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Blauvelt Funeral Home Waverly obit.

NORMAN ALLEN BRACKEN SR., 76, of Fortson, Ga., formerly of Sayre, Pa., passed at his home on June 26, 2014 with his family. Mr. Bracken was born on July 16, 1937 in Waverly, N.Y. He worked 30 years for Ingersoll Rand and he was a security officer with U.S. Security. He was a longstanding member of the Athens Fire Department. Norman was well known for his love of bluegrass and country music. He is survived by: his wife, Patricia Bracken; his children, Debra Mitro, Patricia Platt, Nicole Bracken, Robert Rice, Jessica and Adam St Amour, Makayla and Maranda Lane; his sister, Juliabell Dolitz; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a very special grandson William Burke of South Carolina; a special friend of the family and adopted mother-in-law, Ethel Stokes; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Bracken is preceded in death by his first wife of 54 years, Grace Bracken; his son, Norman Jr.; his parents, George Sr. and Vera Merrill Bracken; brothers, George Jr., Martin and Earl Bracken; and sister, Vera Bracken Paris. A memorial benefit and concert will be held from 2-6 p.m. at the Sayre VFW Post on July 13, 2014. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. at Tioga Point Cemetery on July 14, 2014. The family is being assisted by the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. –Sayre Morning Times 7/8/2014

BRADLEY –MARJORIE E. MERRILL, 72, of Athens RR 2, died Friday, March 8, 2002, at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Born Feb. 20, 1930, in Athens, she was the daughter of Clarence J. and Mildred Dunbar Bradley.  She was a 1948 graduate of Athens High School.  She worked alongside her husband, William T. Merrill, on the Litchfield family farm for many years.  She also had many outside jobs.  One she truly loved was selling Dutch Maid Clothing, traveling about making many new friends.  She enjoyed gardening, sewing and knitting.  Her family will truly miss her.  After retiring she and William spent winters in Florida.  She provided much support and love for all her family.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She is survived by her husband of 52 years, William, at home; her children and their spouses, Lonn T. Merrill of Athens, Linda and Lawrence Henry of Athens, Diana and Douglas Havens of Athens; Carl and Bonnie Merrill of Athens, and Jerome and Debora Pruyne of Virginia; six grandchildren; Christine Beers, Kevin Merrill, Tory Henry, Trevor Henry, Amanda Merrill and Mitchell Merrill; three great-grandchildren, Dylan and Logann Beers and Cassandra Merrill; six brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Alberta Bradley of Athens, James and Norma Bradley of North Carolina, Gene and Hazel Bradley of Sayre, Gerald and Nancy Bradley of Athens, Donald and Josephine Bradley of South Waverly, Pa. and Fay and Kay Bradley of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens.  Funeral services will be held there Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Crain, pastor of the Windham Summit Bible Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeast Pennsylvania, Kirby Health Center, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. or the Shriner’s Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BRADLEY, RAYMOND J.,   Raymond J. Bradley, 80, of Columbia Cross Roads, died unexpectedly on April 3, 1987.  He was born March 23, 1907 on Orange Hill, Athens Township to Leslie and Amelia Moore Bradley.  He was a lifelong resident of Bradford County and spent 35 years as a teaching principal at Columbia Cross Roads.  Following his retirement, he sought and won elections to four years as Bradford County Treasurer and eight years as Bradford County Registrar and Recorder.  “Brad ”was very active in baseball and his community activities also included: charter president of the Troy Lions, member and past high priest of the Trojan Masonic Lodge #306, F. and A.M. and the Troy Royal Arch Chapter #261 and the Williamsport Scotish Rite and the Irem Temple Shrine.  He was past officer of PSEA and current member of the Bradford County Retired Teachers Association.  He was a member of the State Republican Committee, Troy Hospital supporter, Wheel Inn Club, DAV Commander’s Club and the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church.  He is survived by daughters, Beverly Walters of Rome, Mrs. Ralph (Bonnie) Karls of MeKean, PA, Mrs. Howard (Col. Dawn) Johnson, March AFB, CA, Mrs. Garrett (Maralyse) Wight of Elk, WA; son and daughter-in-law, Rex and Margaret Bradley of Louisville, KY; son, Dale Bradley of Columbia Cross Roads; sons and daughters-in-law, Dean and Ailene Bradley of Crestview, FL and John and Elizabeth Bradley of Wyalusing; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a cousin, Bea Arnet of Athens; four half-sisters.  He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Mildred T. Bradley who died in 1985.  Funeral services were held April 8 ( 2 P.M.) at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with Rev. Edward Thigpen officiating and burial to be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  A memorial service was held at the funeral home on April 7 by members of Trojan Masonic Lodge #306, F. and A.M.  Memorials may be directed to the Scholarship Fund at Troy High School in memory of Raymond Bradley, in care of Allan Schoonover, Troy Area School District, P.O. Box 67, Troy, PA. 16947.  (TGR April 9, 1987)

 

BRAMAN Margaret “Peggy” Paluzzi

 age 87, died Sunday morning at Gt. Barrington Health Care in Gt. Barrington, Massachusetts. She was born in Cornwall, Conn., on September 17, 1925, the daughter of Herbert and Anna Bailey Braman.  She attended local schools, graduating from Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village, Conn.  Mrs. Paluzzi lived in Sayre, Pa., for many years and managed the former Hotel Astor.  She and her husband, Angelo J. Paluzzi, whom she married in 1969, spent their winters in Florida. He died in November of 1993. She managed the Howard Johnson’s in West Palm Beach, Fla., retiring in 1988. Mrs. Paluzzi moved back to the northeast in 2000, staying between Sayre and West Cornwall, Conn.  Mrs. Paluzzi was a member of the Epiphany Church in Sayre, Pa., and a member of the Police Community Watch while in West Palm Beach.  She is survived by son David Williamson and his wife Susan of West Cornwall, Conn., daughter Nancy O’- Donnell and her husband John of West Cornwall, Conn.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.   Services will be at a later date in Sayre, Pa.  Sayre Morning Times – September 25, 2012   

 

BRASHEAR –FLORENCE V. HILDEBRANT, 84, of 810 N. Elmira St., Sayre died Aug. 16, 1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital after an extended illness. Born in Waverly July 16, 1903, she was a member of the Sayre Christian Church, former member of the Order of Eastern Star, also a former member of the Rebekas. She was predeceased by her husband, George L. in 1980 and a son, John in 1966. She is survived by the following children; Mrs. Robert (Esther) Brown of Manassas, Va., Harry Hildebrant of Owego, Lila Velardo of Athens, Kenneth Hildebrant of Sayre, Charles Hildebrant of Owego, a daughter-in-law, Lucy Hildebrant of Windham; 20 granddchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and several nephews. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. James Donahoo, her pastor officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the Sayre Public Library. –Towanda Daily Review

 

RICHARD G. ‘DICK’ BRENNAN, age 79 of Sayre, Pa. , passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at home after an extended illness. Dick was born on Nov. 4, 1934 in Waverly, the son of the late Ernest and Ethel Hibbard Brennan. He is survived by his wife, Mary Brennan; sons, Guy (Cheryl) Brennan, Sean (Chrissy) Brennan; granddaughters, Alexandra and Grace; brother, Robert (Shirley) Brennan; sister in law, Dorothy (Danny) Stark; several nieces and nephews. Beside his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Ernie Brennan. Dick was a U.S. Army veteran and former owner of Park Bakery. Friends are invited to call from 11 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, at the McKee Memorial Chapel, 462 Fulton St., Waverly with funeral services there at noon. The family requests casual dress. Rev. John Musser, Sr. officiating. Interment following the services at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. The family will provide flowers and memorials can be made to the Sayre Pilgrim Holiness Church, 701 S. Wilbur Ave., Sayre, PA in Dick's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 9/2/2014

RICHARD R. ‘DICK’ BRENNAN, 76, of Athens, PA passed away on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at his home following an extended illness. He was born on June 25, 1938 in Sayre, PA the son of the late Raymond C. and Charlotte E. Stroud Brennan. Dick was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy. For years, Dick was a Self-Employed Fire Equipment Specialist. After retiring, he worked for Williams Auto Group in Sayre. Dick was also a Scuba Diver Instructor. He loved spending time with his family, especially grandchildren. Dick was an avid hunter and enjoyed spending time outdoors. He liked to golf and bowl. He was a member of the Sons of American Legion Post #246, Athens.He is predeceased by his daughter Michelle Brennan. Richard is survived by his wife Joyce Brennan at home, children Rick and Raymeta Brennan of Kershaw, SC, Stan and Sissy Brennan of Athens, PA, and Stacey and Tim Reed of Heathsville, VA, 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 1 aunt, 3 uncles, and several cousins. Friends and family may call on Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 1pm-2pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral Services will follow at the Funeral Home at 2pm with the Rev. Glenn Maffey from the Church of the Redeemer officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Richard's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN or Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 1/23/2015

 

BRESSLER Ellery C.  Funeral services for Ellery C. Bressler of Athens, who died Tuesday at the age of 86, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 South Manin Street, Athens.  Rev. William Hammond, pastor of the Athens Baptist Church, will officiate and interment will be in Tioga Point cemetery.  June 1961, Towanda Daily Review.

   

BREWER Gordon Charles Brewer

71, died on May 18, 2011 in Jacksonville, Fla., following a brief illness.  Gordie was born on Oct. 15, 1939 in Canandaigua, N.Y., to Gordon W. and Lilah Parker Brewer. He was a 1958 graduate of Athens High School and attended Mansfield University in Mansfield, Pa. He was employed for 20 years at the Ingersoll Rand, Athens and retired from Load King Manufacturing in Jacksonville, Fla.  Gordie devoted his life to raising his five children: Steven of Gastonia, N.C.; Joy (Dan) Henigin of Greensboro, N.C.; Charles (Tina); William (Melissa); Patrick (Peachy) all of Jacksonville, Fla.  He is survived by his grandchildren Nicole and Alexander Henigin, Victoria and Melinda Brewer and Ashley Jand Brandon Moody.  He is also survived by his sisters: Ruth (Steven) Schrader of Sayre and Gayle (Edward) Hamilton of Vinton, Va.; his nephews Jeffrey (Denise) Schrader; Steven Schrader Jr. and Patrick (Krista) Schrader all of Sayre; three great-nephews Dylan, Brayden, and Nicholas Schrader and several cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents and numerous aunts and uncles.  A memorial service will be held on May 27, 2011 in Jacksonville, Fla.  A graveside service will be held at Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens on June 17, 2011 at 1 p.m. Please enter off of Pennsylvania Avenue, take third right. A time for remembering will follow the service at the home of Ruth and Steve Schrader.  Sayre Morning Times – May 26, 2011

 

CARL F. BREWER, 64, born Jan. 4, 1950, went to sleep on Dec. 15, 2014. His death is a transition from his life of pain to his eternal peace. He is joining his deceased mother Mary and father Emanuel. He was predeceased by his older brother Emanuel Jr. and his son Michael. He is survived by his loving wife Gloria. He is also survived by his children, Scott, Eric, Jon, Michael and Stephanie. Also surviving him are his older sister Sharon. Carl also leaves behind his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many dear friends. Carl loved his nieces and nephews, as well as his extended family. Carl served with the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and received an honorable discharge. Carl is known for his loving smile, his quick wit, and his willingness to help all people who crossed his path. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, Dec. 18 from 12-2 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly, N.Y. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Tioga Point Cemetery. –Sayre Morning Times 12/16/2014

 

BREWER –PATRICIA ‘PATSY’ BREWER LLOYD died on November 22, 2014 at the home of her daughter Tamara and her husband Richard surrounded by her family. Patricia was born on September 27, 1933 to Eberlin and Opal Brewer in Sayre, PA. Patricia graduated from the Sayre High School Class of 1951 and the Presbyterian School of Nursing in Philadelphia, PA in 1954. She was an OB/GYN Nurse at the Robert Packer Hospital for 38 years, retiring in 1993. She was a lifetime member of the Sayre Christian Church and served as a Deacon, Elder, Choir Member, and Sunday School Teacher. Patricia worked with the Youth Group, was a member of the Youth Committee and served in many capacities on several church committees. Patricia loved spending time with her family. She is predeceased by her mother and father Eberlin and Opal Brewer, husband Earl F. Lloyd, and son Mark L. Lloyd. Patricia is survived by her children Wayne and Kathy Lloyd of Felton, PA, Michael and Terri Lloyd of Elizabethtown, PA, Kathleen and Jeffrey Robert of Athens, PA, and Tamara and Richard Stanton of Chemung, NY, ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, sister and brother-in-law Kathleen and Ernest Landry of Portsmouth, NH, sister Mary Covert of Indianapolis, IN, and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 from 11am-1pm at the Sayre Christian Church, 427 South Keystone Avenue, Sayre, PA. Funeral Services will follow at the church at 1pm with the retired Rev. James Donahoo officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Patricia's memory to: Sayre Christian Church, 427 South Keystone Ave., Sayre, PA. –Sayre Morning Times 11/24/2014

           

BRIGHT Edwin A. "Ed" Bright

93, of Sayre, Pa., died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 peacefully at home.  He was born on Nov. 18, 1919 in New York City, N.Y., the son of the late Anthony and Stella Bright.  Mr. Bright served in both WWII and the Korean Conflict. He retired as Master Sgt. from the U.S. Air Force. He worked as an import specialist with the U.S. Customs Service.  He took night courses at NYU and obtained an art degree. He also had a free-lance career in painting. At the age of 15, he drew sketches for the famous syndicated sports columnist Floyd Gibbons which appeared in the New York Evening Journal. He was a volunteer at Robert Packer Hospital for 25 years, and a charter member of the Art Society in Sayre when it was first organized.  He moved to Sayre in 1975 with his wife Dorothy (Janosko), who precedes him in death. He loved the sea and was proud of his many cruises which earned him status as a four star mariner. Also preceding him in death are his brother Joseph Bright, sister Rosanna Bright, and brother-in-law John Janosko.  Edwin is survived by a special nephew Patrick (Eileen) Janosko and children Kelley (Dave) Gabriel, Ashley and Kimberly, sister-in--law Mary Janosko, his faithful caretaker Susie and also Laurie, Amy, Robin, and Sarah Jane. With their help, Mr. Bright's wish to pass at home was fulfilled.  He is also survived by a nephew Donald Brychzchnski of Hanover, Pa., special friends Charlie and Sally Glenn of Reklair, Texas, and Maria Buquero of Ft. Meyers, Fla.  Friends and family may call on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 from 6 - 8 p.m., at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at the Church of the Epiphany, 304 South Elmer Avenue, Sayre, Pa., on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 at 9:30 a.m., with the Rev. Bryan Wright officiating.   Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, Ed wishes all memorials be sent to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA 18848.  Sayre Morning Times - August 6, 2013

 

FAY M. BRINK, 89, of 113 Lewis St., Sayre, formerly of Litchfield died unexpectedly on Sunday March 19, 1989 at the Tioga General Hospital. Born Nov. 9, 1899 in Litchfield, he was the son of Fred and Ida Munn Brink. Mr. Brink owned and operated a farm in Litchfield for many years and served as the Litchfield highway superintendent and secretary for over 30 years. Mr. Brink was a member of the historical society of Towanda and the Waverly Moose Lodge No. 1490 for over 50 years. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Barbara) Jackson of Tacoma, Wash.; five grandchildren, Laura Hough, Linda Kenyan, Michael Jackson, Brenda Jackson and Lois Sobus. He was predeceased by his wife, Delores in 1983. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held there on Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Rice, pastor of the Waverly Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 515 S. Main St., Athens. –Towanda Daily Review

 

BROWN - Azalia L. ANTONETTI, 87, of Queen Esther Drive, Sayre, Pa. (Athens Township), died unexpectedly Thursday evening Nov. 16, 2006, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Azalia was born Sept. 2, 1919, and on Nov. 25, 1942, she married August C. Antonetti, who preceded her in death on April 7, 1996. Azalia was a member of the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre. Her life encompassed her home and family, especially her children and grandchildren. Azalia was known for being an excellent cook, and some her cookie recipes are used by Antonetti's Café in Sayre, which is owned by her granddaughters. Azalia was loving, kind and gentle. Surviving are: her daughters and sons-in-law, Ann Marie Russell and John Russell of Sayre, and Carol Froehlich and Jon Froehlich of Charlotte, N.C.; her grandchildren, Michelle Hall and her husband, Darren Hall, of Odenton, Md., Lisa Tompkins of Fairfax, Va., Kimberly Russell of Sayre, Andrea Russell of Sayre, Heather Froehlich of Charlotte, N.C., and Christopher Froehlich of Charlotte; her great-grandchildren, Anthony Cornish and Mariah Davis, both of Sayre; her sisters-in-law, Rose (Bruno) Antonetti of Sayre, Rose (Michael) Antonetti of Waverly, N.Y., and Josephine Paluzzi of Sayre; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.   In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Philip Antonetti, in 1943, and a daughter, Marlene Tompkins, on Jan. 5, 1978. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, at the Church of the Epiphany, 304 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre. Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Church of the Epiphany, 304 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa. 18840, in Azalia L. Antonetti's memory.  Daily & Sunday Review, Towanda PA, Nov. 18, 2006

 

BROWN Brian Edward Brown

48, of 731 Broad St. Extension, Waverly, NY died early Monday morning, September 5, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Brian was born in Sayre, PA on January 23, 1963 the son of Harold Edward "Brownie" "Dido" Brown and the late Patricia Louise Cook Brown. Brian was a graduate of Waverly High School class of 1981 and in early years was employed by Toshiba in Horseheads, NY. He was employed by MASCO in Athens Twp. until declining health no longer permitted him to continue. Brian was an accomplished bass player and played with several groups. Brian was a loving husband and father and truly dedicated to everything he set out to accomplish in life. He loved caring for his animals. He is survived by his wife, Christine Walters Brown whom he married on August 5, 1999 in Waverly; daughter, Mariah Leann Brown who is a student at Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY; father, Harold Edward Brown and fianc? Peggy Saunders of Montour Falls, NY; sisters, Lori Ann Argenio and fianc? Steve Jennings of Waverly, Ann Marie Elia and husband Lawrence of Waverly; brothers, Douglas Michael Brown of Waverly, Christopher John Brown and wife Bekki of McGraw, NY; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Kenneth and Dora Walters of Milan; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ann and Bill Segar of Athens, Michelle and Kevin Merrill of Litchfield; nieces and nephews, Krystyn and Anthony Argenio, Markus and Matthew Brown, Michael Brown, Jonathan Brown, Nathaniel Brown, Noah Brown, Jessica Brown, Ryan and Abigail Segar, Cassandra and Kendra Merrill; several aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous special friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Louise Cook Brown on January 27, 2009. Brian's Family extends their deepest appreciation to the fifth floor medical staff of the Robert Packer Hospital for their excellent care and kindness. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, PA. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, September 9, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Blessed Trinity Parish, St. James Catholic Church, Waverly, NY. Interment will be at a later date in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to Memorial Sloan Kettering, Office of Development, 633 Third Ave., 28th Floor, NY, NY 10017 in Brian Edward Brown's memory. 

Star Gazette – September 7, 2011 

 

BROWN - LATTIMER
Daisy A. Former Employee Tioga General Hospital 76, of 601 W. Pine St., Athens, PA died Tuesday June 20, 2000 at home after an extended  illness. Born in Sayre, PA December 6, 1923 the daughter of Edward and Clista Harvey Brown, she was formerly employed at Tioga General Hospital in Waverly,NY and Penn York Lanes in Waverly, NY. She is survived by her children and   their spouses; Patricia and Charles Zwanka of Elmira, NY, Sharon and Denzil Cunningham of Theodosia, MO, Warren and Kathy Lattimer of R.R.#1, Ulster, PA, her grandchildren; Charles Zwanka, Jr. of Elmira, NY; Sherry Burnett of  Elmira, NY, Robin Emen of Athens, PA, and Todd and Teresa Randall of Sayre,  PA, Shawn Lattimer of West Chester, PA; 12 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Warren, in 1964, her brothers, Forrest and Lee Brown; her sisters, Alta Bradley and Margaret Lantz. Graveside services will be held at Thursday at 1:00 PM at the Tioga Point  Cemetery, Athens, PA, with Rev. James Donahoo, Pastor of the Sayre Christian Church officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Guthrie Hospice, R.R.#1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, PA.

 

BROWN Gertrude A. Catlin

100, a resident of the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Mt. Morris, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville, N.Y. Mrs. Catlin was formerly of Geneseo.  She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Catlin.  She is survived by: her children, Dorothy Stapley of Geneseo, Raymond (Vivienne) Catlin of Long Meadow, Mass., and Richard (Susan) Catlin of Tonawanda, N.Y.; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Gertrude was born March 24, 1913 in Athens, the daughter of Clarkson and Anna Tomkins Brown. She was a graduate of the Cortland Normal School and was a teacher at the VanEtten Central School in VanEtten, N.Y.  Gertrude was an avid football fan of the Buffalo Bills, Penn State, and Notre Dame. She enjoyed traveling in her younger days.  Calling hours will be held Friday from 1-3 p.m. at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo, N.Y., where funeral services will be held at 3 p.m.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens.  Sayre Morning Times – December 19, 2013  

 

BROWN Henrietta - Mrs. MacNeal of Sayre RD 2 Dies Suddenly
Mrs. Henrietta MacNeal died at her home at Sayre RD 2 this morning, following a 10-week illness.  Born in Brownstown, Pa., the daughter of the late Henry and Sarah Shook Brown, she resided in that area until her marriage to William MacNeal, who died Oct., 17, 1954.  Mrs. MacNeal was a resident of Sayre for 44 years.  She was a member of the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre, the Athens Rebekah Lodge and the Tioga Point DAR.  Surviving are four sons, Paul of South Waverly, Gerald of Skippack, Pa., Bernard of Sayre RD 2 and Tracey of Collegeville; two daughters, Mrs. Sterne Ashley of Sayre and Mrs. Merle Tolbert of Sayre RD 2; two brothers, Paul Brown of Jamesville, N. Y. and Adam Brown of Tonawanda, N. Y.; one sister, Mrs. Agnes Vanderpool of Ulster; 16 grandchildren, four great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The body is at the Barber Funeral Home, 211 West Lockhart Street, Sayre, where friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday.  Funeral services will be held from the funeral home Monday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Albert F. Greene, pastor of the Church of the Redeemer, officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  Evening Times 31 May 1956.

 

BROWN - JoAnn E. (Brown) Lewis, 64, of Church Street, East Smithfield, Pa., went to sleep in her Savior's arms on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 at her home following declining health.  JoAnn was born June 9, 1945 in Towanda, the daughter of the late Ira A. Brown Sr. and LuCelia FORD Brown. She was a graduate of Troy Area High School and took numerous college courses from Mansfield University and Moody Bible Institute. JoAnn was an active member of the W.C.T.U. (Women's Christian Temperance Union), Bradford County Republican Women, and The Bradford County Home Extension Office for many years. She served as an emergency medical technician for the East Smithfield Ambulance Association and was formerly employed by I.B.M. in Owego, N.Y. and as a bus driver for the Sharitz Bus Service in the Athens Area School District. JoAnn was the proprietor of Lewis Bed and Breakfast for 13 years.  She was an active member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Athens, Pa.  She is survived by her husband of 45 years, William LeRoy Lewis; two daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine M. (Lewis) Smith and Gary W. Smith Jr. and Sarah J. (Lewis) Beckwith-Rumpff and Michael Rumpff; three grandchildren, Amanda Camille Smith, Rachel Elisabeth Smith and Luke T. Beckwith; her mother, LuCelia Brown Trexler; six siblings, Ira Brown, Janet (Guy) Schmeckenbecher, Philip (Sharon) Brown, Phyllis (Doug) Brown, Iris (William) May and Herbert W. Brown II; two stepgrandchildren, Matthew and Emily Rumpff.  She was preceded in death by her father, Ira A. Brown, in September of 1980.  A public graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, Pa.  A celebration honoring JoAnn's life will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, at the Calvary Baptist Church, Pine Street in Athens. There are no calling hours.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the JoAnn E. Lewis Memorial Fund in care of the Citizens and Northern Bank, 1827 Elmira St., Sayre, PA 18840 in her memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting JoAnn's family with arrangements. 10 Nov. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

 

BROWN Marian A. Robinson

70, of Barton, N.Y., formerly of Athens, died on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at Riverview Manor, Owego, N.Y., following an extended battle with cancer with her loved ones by her side.  She was born on Aug. 23, 1942 in Sayre, the daughter of the late Howard A. and Mariann Hatch Brown.   Marian was a member of the Litchfield United Methodist Church. She loved gardening, the outdoors, bird watching, animals, especially horses, and raised pugs. Marian enjoyed sports of all kinds but her favorite teams were the N.Y. Yankees and the Buffalo Bills. She worked at Sayre Lingerie as a seamstress and as a waitress at various restaurants. She is predeceased by her husband Marshall Robinson, and two brothers Miles Brown and Robert Brown.  Marian is survived by her son, Randy R. Robinson of Owego, N.Y.; daughter Hazel B. Robinson of R.I.; grandchildren Shelby Leonard, Megan Rogers, and Brock Leonard Jr.; four great-grandchildren; siblings and spouses Joan and William Allen of Athens, Devona and John Woods of Rochester, N.Y., and Kaye and Donald Jennings of Barton, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Jon Austin from the Litchfield Methodist Church officiating.   Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made in Marian's memory to: Litchfield United Methodist Church, 2579 Litchfield Road, Sayre, PA 18840.   Towanda Daily Review – November 17, 2012

 

BROWN –MERNA L. WERTZ, 84, of 702 Lincoln St., Sayre, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 1991.  Born in Laceyville, Oct. 14, 1906, she was the daughter of Oliver and Eva Newman Brown.  She came to the Valley as a child.  She was a graduate of Athens High School and was a cafeteria worker at Sayre High School for many years.  She was a member of the Sayre United Methodist Church and an active member of the WCTU.  Mrs. Wertz was predeceased by her husband, Edward, in 1985.  She is survived by her children, Mrs. Louise Manning of Sayre, John Wertz of Warren, Edward Wertz of Wellsboro and Mrs. Richard ((Margaret) Chandler of Barton, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Rodney (Grace) Humphrey of  Athens; brothers, Gerald Brown of Pennsylvania, Oliver “Bill” Brown of Athens and Perry Brown of Pennsylvania.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m.  The funeral and committal service will follow at 2 p.m. the Rev. Earl Roberts III, Mrs. Wertz’ pastor, will officiate.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  –Towanda Daily Review

BROWN –RUTH BROWN HEAVNER HOOVER, 91, an 11-year resident of the Carpenter Care Center in Tunkhannock and formerly of Montrose, died early Monday morning, Oct. 26, after a lingering illness, at the care center.  Mrs. Hoover was born on April 7, 1896 in Wyalusing, daughter of the late Nelson and Emma Jennings Brown and was a direct descendant of Thomas Brown, one of the first settlers in the Browntown area of Wyalusing.  Among her hobbies were both knitting and crocheting.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Ernest, in March of 1986.  She left surviving; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Joyce Heavner of Roe Stream, N.Y., Donald and Delores Heavner of Flat Rock, Ky., a daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Ronald Close, of Endicott, N.Y., one stepson, Cove Hoover of Pine City, N.Y.  Twenty-two grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews and cousins also survive.  A memorial service will be held from the Kerr Funeral home, Wyalusing, at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. Randall Woodall, of the Montrose Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Donations may be made in her memory to the charity of the donor’s choice.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Kerr Funeral Home of Wyalusing.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BROWN - SPC Oliver J. Age 19, of Athens, PA was killed in action while defending his country on Wednesday, September 28, 2005. He was known to his family and friends as Bill or Olie. He was born December 4, 1985 in Sayre, PA, the son of Robert A. and Susan Grzenda Brown-Orchard. Oliver enjoyed baseball, hunting, traveling, computers and photography. He also loved spending time with his family and friends and making them smile. He served in the PA National Guard as PFC in the 109th Infantry which was deployed to Iraq. He is predeceased by his grandfather, Paul Grzenda; and an uncle, William E. Brown. He is survived by his father, Robert A. and Debra Brown, Athens, PA; and his mother, Susan and Joseph Orchard, Athens, PA; a sister, Amy Lyn Brown, Athens, PA; brothers, Kalen Orchard, Athens, PA and Chris Kepner, Athens, PA; and a sister, Amy and Frank Nero, Ridgebury, PA; paternal grandparents, Oliver J. and Marilyn Brown, Athens, PA; a maternal grandmother, Ann Grzenda, Scranton, PA; several maternal and paternal aunts, uncles, great aunts, great uncles, cousins, and the love of his life, Anna Covey. Friends and family may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA, on Wednesday, October 12, 2005, from 5:00 p.m. until concluded. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 13, 2005, at 2:30 p.m. at the Athens Area High School, Frederick Street, Athens, PA, with Rev. James Donahoo and Rev. David Larson co-officiating. Military Chaplain Farrell will participate and full military honors will be accorded. A horse-drawn caisson will carry Oliver to his burial which will take place in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Oliver Brown Memorial Fund, c/o the Guthrie Federal Credit Union, 104 North Elmer Avenue, Sayre, PA 18840. Gifts will go towards the erection of a memorial dedicated to all those from the Valley who served their country during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

 

WILLIAM PAUL ‘BILL’ BROWN, 70, of Sayre, Pa., passed away early Sunday morning, Dec. 21, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Bill was born in Sayre on Aug. 11, 1944, the son of Harry and Bernice (Teetsel) Brown. He lived in Sayre most of his life and was a graduate of Sayre High School class of 1962. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Kathleen Brown of Front Royal, Va.; nephews Patrick Brown of Raleigh, N.C., Kevin Brown of Bethesda, Md., Karsten Brown of Front Royal, Va., niece, Kyra Brown of Sterling, VA, and four grandnieces. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Richard Brown and James Brown. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. The Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home of Sayre is assisting Bill's family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 12/26/2014

 

BRUNGESS Frederick L. Brungess

age 74, of Athens, Pennsylvania died in Elmira, New York, Thursday, December 29, 2011.  Born June 6, 1937, in Sayre, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Floyd and Mertie Ross Brungess.  Fred Graduated for Sayre High School in 1955, Practical Bible Training School in 1960 and in 1963 from Trinity College. He was a member of North Waverly Chapel in Waverly, New York.   For many years Fred had been employed in the maintenance department at the Tioga General Hospital and then at Tioga Nursing Home in Waverly, New York.  Fred has requested the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York to carry out his wishes. There were no known surviving family members. There will be no calling hours or funeral services.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Waverly Chapel. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania.  Sayre Morning Times – December 31, 2011

 

BRUNGESS  Marion E. KELLEY, 86, formerly of Athens, died Saturday, March 22, 2003 at Haggerty Personal Care Home, Sayre.  Born Sept. 26, 1916 in Laceyville, Pa., she was the daughter of Floyd and Mertie ROSS BRUNGESS.  She was a member of North Waverly Chapel.  She is survived by: one brother, Fred BRUNGESS of Waverly, N.Y.; and one sister, Vera A. STEVENS of Harpursville, N.Y.  She was predeceased by her husband, Otto KELLEY, in 1977.  Funeral and committal services will be held Wednesday, March 26 at 10 a.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, Waverly, with the Rev. William WELLS, retired pastor of the North Waverly Chapel, officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorials may be directed to North Waverly Chapel, 38 Route 34, Waverly, NY.   NOTE:  from the headstone on this site it states married; on Mar. 7, 1959 in Sayre, Pa.

 

BUBNIAK Ann Rubert

wife of Lawrence L. “Larry” Rubert of Sayre, Pa., died Thursday, May 24, 2012 at the Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Owego, N.Y.  Ann was born in Sayre the daughter of Frank and Rose Bubniak. She was a graduate of Sayre High School and in early years, was employed by Bell Knitting in Sayre. On October 29, 1949, she married Lawrence L. Rubert at the Ascension of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church in Sayre. Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family. Ann was a member of the Epiphany Parish and the Altar and Rosary Society. Ann and Larry were dedicated volunteers in the bingo program of the Epiphany Parish in Sayre for over 28 years. Ann was a member of the Waverly Moose Auxiliary and a social member of Roma Madre Lodge No. 1342 Order Sons of Italy in Sayre. She enjoyed crocheting and latch hook work and created many beautiful afghans for family and friends over the years. Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Lawrence L. “Larry” Rubert at home; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia R. “Patty” Davis and John Davis of Vestal, N.Y.; granddaughter, Sarah Davis of Vestal, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, John and Michael Bubniak and sisters, Katherine Chomko, Helen Marshall and Mary Donlin.  Abiding with Ann’s request, a private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home in Sayre. There are no calling hours. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Epiphany School, 627 Stevenson St., Sayre, PA 18840 in Ann Rubert’s memory.  Sayre Morning Times – May 30, 2012

 

BUBNIAK - Anna Zulkosky, 94, formerly of Athens, died Monday, May 5, 2008 at Windsor Place of Gibsonia, Gibsonia, Pa. Born Nov. 13, 1913 in Olyphant, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Mary and Onufer Bubniak. On July 14, 1934, she married John Zulkosky at the St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in Olyphant, Pa. Anna was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Athens and a member of the Altar Guild and Choir. She bowled for many years and was a volunteer at the Robert Packer Hospital. Anna enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening and many crafting hobbies. She is survived by: her children, Mary Ann Burke of Sayre, Barbara and John Strange of Sayre, William and Karen Zulkosky of Athens, Rosemary Gonsalves of Naples, Fla., and Susan and Martin Samuels of Gibsonia, Pa.; daughter-in-law, Sheila Zulkosky of Sayre; sisters, Jule Hall of California, Mildred Andrasko of Michigan and Vera Scott of New York; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, John Zulkosky Sr., in 1983 and her son, John Zulkosky Jr., in 1985. Family and friends may call on Thursday, May 8, 2008 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 9, 2008 at 10 a.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 701 South Main Street, Athens. Rector Trula Hollywood and assistant Ned Caum will be officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Anna’s memory to the: Trinity Episcopal Church, 701 South Main Street, Athens, PA 18810 or to a charity of one’s choice. - Sayre Morning Times, 6 May 2008

 

LEONARD ROBERT BUCHMANN age 67 of 56 North Keystone Ave., South Waverly, PA.  Born March 19, 1928 in Red Hill, PA.  He married the former Margaret Every.  He was employed by Hardinge Brothers for over 37 years.  He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Debora at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Dr. Kirk Musselman of Murrysville, PA; a son, David of Big Flats, NY; a sister, Mrs. Robert –Margaret) Bickford of Newport, OR; a brother, Thomas of Athens; 4 granddaughters; 1 grandson.  Friends may call Saturday from 7-9 at the Allgeier & Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly St., Waverly.  The family will provide the flowers.  Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 PM at the North Waverly Chapel, Rt. 34, Waverly.  Memorials to the North Waverly Chapel, 38 Rt. 34, Waverly, NY.  (Buried Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA) –McKay Scrapbook

 

BUCK Blanche A. Whitbeck

78, of Sayre, Pa., died on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre following an extended illness.  She was born on April 18, 1935 in Shares Hill, Pa., the daughter of the late Harry and Gustava Bickham Buck. Blanche worked as a cook at the Heritage Nursing Home in Athens for many years. She was a member of the East Smithfield Federated Church. Blanche enjoyed collecting figurines of dogs, cats, cookie jars, carousels and was a doll collector. She loved playing cards, and took pleasure in cooking and baking for her family and friends. She loved spending time outdoors, especially picking berries, but her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family and friends, and taking care of her beloved animals. She is predeceased by her first husband Kenneth Whitbeck, sisters Gladys Groover and Agnes Bowers, brothers Henry Buck and John Buck, and nephew Kelton Brown.  Blanche is survived by her companion of 20 years Gene Tracy, sisters Lillian Shay of Athens, Pa., Charlotte Vincent of Millerton, PA, and Hazel Carle of Sayre, Pa., and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral Services will follow at the Funeral Home at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Stan Gill from the East Smithfield Federated Church officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in Blanche's memory to the: Animal shelter of your choice.  Sayre Morning Times – November 11, 2013

 

BUCKLEY –BARBARA LOMBARD, 80, of Athens, PA passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. She was born on September 28, 1934 in Medford, MA, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary McGann Buckley. In her early years, Barbara worked for Corning Inc. in Bradford, PA and then was employed by the Athens Area School District, until her retirement in 1999. She loved spending time with her family and friends. Barbara enjoyed traveling with her husband. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Athens and St. James Church, Waverly. She is predeceased by her husband of 41 years, Phillip F. Lombard, grandchildren Matthew, Jacob, and Peter Lombard, and Joanne Cox. Barbara is survived by her children Paula and Christopher Wehner and their children Robert, Kathryn, Daniel, and their children Cailyn, Westen, and Ava of Grand Junction, CO, Michael and Lisa Lombard and their child Alexander of Bear Creek, PA, Phillip C. and Meg Lombard and their children Nicholas and Maria of Shavertown, PA, Patricia and David Pelachick and their children Bryan, Andrea, and Jeffrey of Sayre, PA, and Mary and David Aselin and their children Julia and Nathan of Philadelphia, PA/Chemung, NY, brother and sister-in-law Joseph and Kathy Buckley of MA, sister and brother-in-law Marjorie and Harold Slonina of FL, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 10am-12pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 1pm at St. James Catholic Church, 503 Clark Street, Waverly, NY with the Rev. Brian Carpenter from St. James Church officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to: American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 4383, Bethlehem, PA or a Charity of One’s Choice. –Lowery Funeral Home Obituary, Carol Brotzman

 

BULL SARA B
Sara B. TIMM, 83, of 666 Stevenson St., Sayre, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1971 at the Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness. Born in Pond Hill Dec. 6, 1888, the daughter of the late Ira D. and Mary Archer Bull, she was a member of the Sayre United Methodist Church and a former member of the Sayre Senior Citizens. Surviving are three sons, Richard Timm of Wellsburg, Fred Timm of Elmira and Elliott Timm of Athens; one daughter, Mrs. John (Freda) Yaniello of Sayre; 17 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 255 S. Main St., Athens, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. William F. Watson, pastor of the Sayre Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, at a later date.

 

BULLOCK Christian A. Bullock

85, of Laceyville, died on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at his home with his loving family at his side.  Chris was born Sept. 16, 1926 in Hazleton, PA, a son of the late Charles Wesley & Matilda Jane Williams Bullock. He graduated from the Wyalusing High School, a member of the class of 1944. He enlisted in the Army in World War II and served in Japan.  Returning from the War, he held a variety of jobs until 1958 when he became co-owner of O & B Heating and Plumbing of Wyalusing. After the company closed he continued to work in the heating business until he retired in 1977.  Chris was a member of the American Legion and the VFW and was past commander of the VFW Post #6072, Durell. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He is survived by his wife of forty-two years, the former Laura Sites Bullock: his daughters, Brenda (Charles) Ross; Raylene (Gary) Eveland and Debra (Conrad) Matz; step-daughters, Rosemary (Al) Cender, Julia (Erling “Jug”) Johnson; stepsons: Robert (Kathy) Sluyter and James Sluyter and friend Dawn. Also surviving are eighteen grandchildren and twentyfive great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild and sisters-inlaw Elda Bullock of Rensselar Falls, NY, Marian Voda of Laceyville, PA.  Chris was predeceased by brothers, Charles Bullock, Perry Douglas Bullock, James Bullock and Owen Bullock, a sister, Ellen Bullock Long, and a step-daughter,  Nancy Hufford.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 10:30 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with Pastor Thomas Davis of the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville officiating. Interment was in the Wyalusing Cemetery.  Friends called at the funeral home on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 2 to 4 and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  The family provided flowers and asks that donations in his memory be made to the Wyalusing Public Library, PO Box 98, Wyalusing, PA 18853.  Graveside military services were accorded by members of Wyalusing Post #534 American Legion. Members assembled and passed in-review on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier – February 23, 2012

 

BULLOCK –KATERINE “KATE” CASSELBURY, 84, of Athens RR 1, Pa., died Tuesday, March 16, 1999.  She was residing at the home of her daughter, Betty Kowalek of 305 West Pine St., Athens, Pa., for the past several months.  Born Feb. 14, 1915, she was the daughter of Alford and Almina Josephine Shefler Bullock.  She used her talents in the art of quilting, sewing, crocheting and crafts to present to her loved ones, gifts of lasting memories they will be treasured forever.  Kate was a member of the Sayre Pilgrim Holiness Church for many years and attended there until her illness confined her to her home.  She was a quiet, unassuming person with a strong faith in God that held her steady during her illness.  Kate was preceded in death by: her husband of 65 years, Leonard, in November 1998; her brothers James and Charles Bullock; her sisters, Carrie Clark and Mary Kelly; and her four grandsons, Robert and Mark Harris, Ernie Kriner and Lloyd Streeter.  She is survived by; her daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Al Kowalek, Joyce and Ernest Kriner; a daughter, Eleanor Harris; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Barbara Casselbury, James and Louise Casselbury, all residing in the Valley area; 19 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call at the Lowery funeral Home, Athens, Pa., Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral will be held at the Sayre Pilgrim Holiness Church, 701 South Wilbur Ave., Sayre, Pa., Saturday at 2 p.m. with her pastor, Rev. John Lum, officiating and Rev. Greg Wrightsman co-officiating, Michelle Wrightsman, granddaughter, will be the organist.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made to the Sayre Pilgrim Holiness Church, 701 South Wilbur Ave., Sayre, Pa. in memory of Katherine Casselbury.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

BUMP –RUTH MAYS, 62, of 229 Westbrook St., Sayre died today July 28, 1988 at the Robert Packer Hospital after an extended illness. Born March 20, 1926 in Towanda of the late Dewey and Eliza Johnson Bump. She attended Towanda schools and is a member of the Elmira Christian Center. A resident of the Valley for over 30 years, Mrs. Mays was employed at the Towanda Silk Mill for a number of years and also at the Eclipse in Elmira. She and her husband Gordon had celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary on June 2, 1988. In addition to her husband, Gordon she is survived by a son, Kenneth at home; four grandchildren: David Mays Jr., John Mays, Christopher Mays and Cara Mays; four brothers: Edward Bump of Herrickville; George and Leo Bump, both of Plymouth and Donald Bump of Waverly; six sisters: Ruby Bellows of Towanda, Hila Moshier of Terrytown, Shirley Neuton of Hornbrook, Ella May Wolfe of Nanticoke, Linda Henley of Towanda and Helen Ousterout of Rome; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a son, David in 1984. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. John Bedzyk, pastor of the Elmira Christian Center and the Rev. Ned Seachrist, assistant pastor of Keystone Baptist Church in South Waverly officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the Elmira Christian Center or the Keystone Baptist Church, South Waverly. –Towanda Daily Review

MARY J BURBANK Hanyen, 67, of Milan died unexpectedly in her home July 24, 2002.  Born March 18, 1935 in Waverly, NY she was the daughter of the late Fred and Susie Christabell Carmer Burbank.   In declining health for a number of years, Mrs. Hanyen enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and game shows. Mary was a loving mother, wife, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was predeceased by brother Allen Burbank in July 1993 and and brother Russell. She is survived by daughter Donna Morgan of Milan; son John Hanyen also of Milan; daughter and son-in-law Connie and Jeff Chandler of Candor, N.Y.; grandchildren, Tina-Marie and Jimmy Fitzgerald of Central Kentucky, Stacey and Claude King of Elmira, N.Y., Stephen Morgan, Jr. of Milan, Brenda Morgan of Kentucky and Tyler Chandler of Candor; three great-grandchildren; Jordan and Curtis Grant of Elmira, NY and Donald James "DJ" Leon Fitzgerald of Central Ky. Since her death, Mary's two remaining brothers George Raymond Rauch and Robert Burbank have also passed. Funeral and committal services were held by Lowery's of Athens. Burial took place in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.

BURBANK Robert D. Age 72, of Sayre, PA, died unexpectedly Saturday, February 5, 2005, at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born January 12, 1933 in Waverly, NY, the son of Fred and Christabell Burbank. Robert was an avid New York Giants fan. He retired from Harding Brothers after 40 years. Family and friends may call Tuesday, February 8, 2005, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, PA. Funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Chris Gray officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Robert's name to the American Diabetes Association, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifBURKE - Eleanor R. Burke Willson, 104, of 407 Lincoln St., Sayre, Pa., died Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at the Guthrie Sayre House, Sayre, Pa. Born Feb. 26, 1905, in Wilmot Township, Bradford County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William and Eudora Fitch Burke. Eleanor was a graduate of Wyalusing High School Class of 1923 and Mansfield State Teachers College, now Mansfield University, in 1958. She taught school at the Lincoln Street Elementary School in Waverly, N.Y., retiring after 27 years of service. She was a member of the Sayre Christian Church, a member of the former Sayre-Athens Fransohnian Music Society, member of the former Sayre Monday Club, and a former member of the Valley Chapter of the American Association of University Women. Eleanor enjoyed needlework, reading, and doing crossword puzzles. Surviving are: her daughters, Jean Bosworth of Harrisburg, Pa., and Janet Frisk and her husband Allan Frisk of Sayre, Pa.; her son Jack Willson and his wife Shirley Willson of Sayre, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Jeffrey, Mark and Scott Bosworth, Neil Willson, Nancy DeMarcus, Timothy Frisk, and Colleen Warren; 11 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Eleanor was preceded in death by: her husband G. Edward Willson on Dec. 7, 1973; her son-in-law Joseph Bosworth; her sisters Genevieve Mann, Ruth Ervin, and Marjorie Burke; and her brothers Robert, Donald and Carl Burke. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 11, 2009, at the Sayre Christian Church, 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre, Pa., with her pastor, the Rev. James Donahoo, officiating. There are no calling hours. Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Sayre Christian Church, 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre, PA 18840, Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850, or to Stray Haven, 194 Shepard Rd., Waverly, NY 14892, in Eleanor R. Burke Willson's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa.  Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  Daily Review on 6/25/2009 See 103rd birthday party

CHARLES E. BURLINGAME, 73, of Ulster RD 2 died Monday, May 28, 1984, at the Robert Packer Hospital Sayre, after an extended illness.  He was born in east Smithfield on Nov. 13, 1910, the son of the late William and Elsie Meeker Burlingame.  He was a lifelong resident of the Smithfield area.  Mr. Burlingame owned and operated his own farm for many years and was also a school bus driver for 43 years for Athens area schools.  He attended the Grace Baptist Church in Riggs, Pa.  Surviving are: his wife, Ruth Wells Burlingame, at home; one son, Ervin Burlingame of Ulster RD 2; two grandchildren, Jarvis Burlingame of Gillett and Cecelia Burlingame of Troy; several nieces and nephews; two brothers, Richard Burlingame and Leon Burlingame, both of Ulster RD 2; five sisters, Mrs. Lucinda Williams of Waverly, N.Y., Mrs. Frank (Lena) Hoffman of Barton, N.Y., Mrs. Lydia Mae Morton of Waverly, N.Y., Mrs. Donald (Gertrude) Hosmer of Arkport, N.Y., and Mrs. Lorenzo (Eva) Chrystler of Waverly, N.Y.  Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens, today from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  The Rev. Nathan Blow of the Grace Baptist Church, Riggs, Pa. will officiate.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorials may be directed to the Tri-County Ambulance Corps or the Grace Baptist Church in Riggs, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

BURLINGAME, Lee BURLINGAME, 79, of Athens, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003 at the Bradford County Manor following an extended illness.  Born Nov. 6, 1924 in Smithboro, N.Y., he was the son of James Ray & Emma Blanch Gates BURLINGAME. He was a member of the East Smithfield Federated Church. He was also a member of the Diahoga Grange No. 1951, Athens, where he served as Past Master, Overseer, and other offices, a Bradford-Sullivan County Level Legislative Chairman for many years and a member of the State and National Grange. He also held many other offices. He enjoyed playing cards and fishing. Lee was a farmer on the family farm in his younger years and later worked for the Local Oil Company until he retired.  He was predeceased by his parents.  Surviving are: His wife, Doris, at home; A daughter, Diane Burlingame of Athens; And a few cousins.  Friends and family may call Monday, Dec. 15, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa., from 6 - 9 p.m. The funeral will be held Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with Pastor Dean Walrath, Canton Ecumenical Parish, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made to the Recreation Department of the Bradford County Manor, RD3 Box 322, Troy, Pa. 16947.

LEON H. BURLINGAME, 73, of Ulster RR 2 died Thursday, Jan. 5, 1995, at the Robert Packer Hospital.  He was born Jan. 19, 1921, the son of William and Elsie Meeker Burlingame.  He was a member and deacon of the Grace Baptist Church in Ulster.  A World War II veteran, he served with the Army in Germany.  He was predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Edna, in 1994.  He was also predeceased by three brothers; Willard, Charles and Ellis Burlingame.  He is survived by; his children; Darlene Burlingame at home, Leon Burlingame Jr. of Ulster RR 2, Dale and his wife, Carlene Burlingame of Brooktondale, N.Y., and Randy and his wife, Amy Burlingame, of Ulster; four sisters; Leona Hoffman of Barton, N.Y., Gertie Hosmer of Campbell, N.Y., Mae Morton of Waverly, Eva Chrysler of Waverly; one brother, Richard Burlingame of Ulster; and for grandchildren; Cindy of Wysox, Mindy and Mandy of Troy, and Hollie of New Jersey.  Friends may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home in Athens Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Skiff Bower V.F.W. Post 1536 will hold its memorial service Friday at 7:30 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Nathan Blow, pastor of the Grace Baptist Church in Ulster, will officiate.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the Grace Baptist Church, RR2, Ulster, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

RICHARD L. BURLINGAME, 79, of Ulster RR 2, died Tuesday, July 8, 1997, at Darway Nursing Home, Estella.  He was born Jan 22, 1918, in Smithfield Township, the son of William and Elsie Meeker Burlingame.  Richard was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Ulster.  He was a veteran of World War II serving as a medic in Belgium.  Richard retired from Westinghouse after 28 years of employment.  He was also a dairy farmer all of his life.  He enjoyed farming and spent a great deal of time gardening.  He is survived by his wife of 50 years.  Mildred (Swain) Burlingame; foster son, Charles Johnson of Athens; foster daughter, Mildred Arnold of Sayre; and sister, Lena Hoffman of Barton, N.Y.  Richard was preceded in death by brothers Ellis, Charlie, Willard and Leon Burlingame, and sisters Mae Morton, Gertie Hosmer and Eva Chrysler.  Friends may call at the Vickery funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy, on Friday, July 11, from 1 to 2 p.m.  The funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Brown officiating, assisted by Pastor Nathan Blow, former pastor of the Grace Baptist Church, Ulster.  Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorials may be directed to the Grace Baptist Church, Ulster, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

BURLINGAME W Ellery-67, a resident of Milan for 34 years, died at the Robert Packer Hospital Sunday evening, (1949) An employee of the Ingersoll-Rand for 22 years, Mr. Burlingame was a member of the East Athens Grange. Survivors include his wife, Mary at home; one son, Judson Burlingame of Waverly, a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Chandler of Athens; a nephew, Seldon Kniffen of Sayre and a niece, Carrie Fosburg of Milan, who resided at his home for many years; four grandsons; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Meeker of Athens and Mrs. William Williams; four half-sisters, Mrs. Haraa Husimer of Tioga Center, Mrs. Lloyd Marta, Mrs. Lorense Chrystler of Waverly and Mrs. Donald Husimer of Canisteo; one brother, Raymond Burlingame of East Smithfield; five half-brothers, Ellis Burlingame of Waverly, Charles, Leon and Richard Burlingame of  East Smithfield and Willard Burlingame of Towanda. Funeral services will be held Wednesday with Rev. Bundy of Milan officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.

FLOYD S. BURNS SR., 67 of Athens RD 2, Saturday, Oct. 5, 1957.  He was a retired Ingersoll-Rand Co. employee, member of Athens Methodist Church.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Lillian Burns; son, Floyd Jr.; sisters, Mrs. Anna Casey of Rochester, Mrs. James MacFeiggan of Elmira, Mrs. Bertha Spencer of Athens RD 2.  Body at family home.  Calling hours 8 p.m. today to 11 a.m. Tuesday.  Funeral Tuesday 2 p.m. at Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, the Rev. Frederick Reinfort and the Rev. Thomas Swales.  Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/7/1957

BUSH - Alberta L. Houghtalen, 97, of Sayre, died on Sunday, March 23, 2008 at the Ashton Healthcare Facility, Athens, following an extended illness. She was born on March 26, 1910 in Sayre, the daughter of the late Fran Asa and Addie Lydia Arnold Bush. Alberta was an avid knitter, crocheter, quilter and bird watcher. She loved to read and was a prior member of the Sayre Baptist Church, Woman of the Moose, Waverly, Milltown PTA, and prior president of Keystone Manor Association. She was employed during WWII as a Nurses’ Aide at Tioga General Hospital, Waverly, and later employed at Sayre High School in the cafeteria. She was predeceased by: her husband, Henry in 1986; and twin boys; four brothers; and two sisters. She is survived by: her two sons, Carl and Betty Houghtalen, Conklin, N.Y., and Roger and Jeannette Houghtalen, Sayre; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and one on the way; sister, Marie Kipp, Montrose, Pa.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family may call on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, from noon to 2 p.m. Funeral and Committal services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. David Larson officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Ashton Healthcare Patient Activity Fund, 200 South Main Street, Athens, PA 18810. - Sayre Morning Times, 24 Mar 2008

BUSH - Arline R. Harford, 73, of Sayre, Pa., died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009 at the Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness.  She was born Feb. 5, 1936 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late George and Lorena HAIGHT Bush.  Arline was a long time employee of Robert Packer Hospital, retiring in 1994. She sold House of Lloyd and Avon for many years. She was a past member of the First Baptist Church of Sayre and a current member of the Athens Presbyterian Church. She worked with the Epiphany After Care Program for many years. Arline was a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She is predeceased by her great-grandson Dillon James BAILEY.  Arline is survived by her children, Linda and Tony Squier of Mena, Ariz., MaryAnn and Steven Hedgeland of Sayre, Pa., John E. and Jacqueline Harford Jr. of Running Springs, Calif., and Paul Harford of Mt. Jackson, Va.; 15 grandchildren, James, Joshua, Jared, and Justin Bailey, Kaitlyn and Mark Hedgeland, Sarah Cranmer, Tamara King, Joel, Lorena, John III, and Alexis Harford, Paul Estes, Madison, and Matthew Harford; four great-grandchildren, Caleb and Alexandra Cranmer, Mason Bailey, and Cadence King; siblings, Donald Bush, Catherine Cobb, and Lois Coyle; ex-husband John (Sue) Harford; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 3, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4 at the funeral home with Rev. Nelson Kopatz officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.

BUSH Catherine C. Cobb
77, of Beachwood, N.J., formerly of Sayre, Pa., died
at the Kensington Manor on Friday October 1, 2010. She was born on July 23, 1933 in Waverly, N.Y., the daughter of the late George and Lorena Haight Bush. Catherine was a graduate of Sayre High School class of 1951. She was employed with Bell Atlantic in Fairfax, Va., as an engineering supervisor. Catherine loved spending time with her family and friends, and spent time traveling with them as well. She enjoyed bowling, and was on many leagues, and visiting different beaches, collecting all types of seashells. She is predeceased by two great-grandchildren Randy Jay Benjamin and Kaylea Marie Shires, sister Arline Harford, and former husband Elwyn C. Cobb, Sr.  Catherine is survived by her children and their spouses Elwyn C. and Karen Cobb, Jr. of Herndon, Va., Lenora K. Cobb of Bloomsburg, Pa., Pamela and William Comstock of Beachwood, N.J., William and Ann Cobb of Colonial Beach, Va., Robert J. Cobb of Richmond, Va., and Bruce A. and Laura Cobb of Fredericksburg, Va.; 15 grandchildren;16 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law Donald and Jean Bush of Rome, N.Y.; sister and brother- in-law Lois and Art Coyle of South Waverly, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Monday, October 4, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at the funeral home at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Coyle officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Catherine’s memory to the Alzheimer Association of NE PA/Kirby Health Center, 57 N. Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 or Alzheimer Association/Greater New Jersey Chapter, 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834. - Sayre Morning Times, October 4, 2010

 

JAMES A. BUSH, 68, of 37 N. Chemung St., Waverly died Tuesday Feb. 21, 1989 at the Tioga Nursing Home after an extended illness. Born March 10, 1920 in Sayre, he was the son of the late Frank and Addie Stevens Bush. He was a lifelong Valley area resident and was employed as a brakeman for the Lehigh Valley Railroad for over 20 years, retiring in 1972 for health reasons. He was a member of the North Waverly Chapel and the Sayre Salvation Army and was a past Boy Scout cub master in Sayre. He is survived by his wife, Mildred of Waverly; three daughters; Gloria Bush of Waverly, Mrs. Edward (Bonnie) Maxson of Elmira and Mrs. Donald (Gail) McNeal of Towanda; two sisters: Mrs. Emerson (Marie) Kipp of Warren Center and Mrs. Henry (Alberta) Houghtalen of Sayre; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters: Mrs. Marjorie Decker and Mrs. Mary Miller and three brothers, Robert, George and Francis. Friends may call at the Allgeier-Blauvelt Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jonathan Ritchey, pastor of the North Waverly Chapel officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the Sayre Ambulance Corps. –Towanda Daily Review

 

BUSTIN –MARY T. O’HARA, 77, widow of William J. O’Hara Sr. of 603 First St., Athens, Pa., died Friday, Nov. 11, 2005 at her home.  Born Jan. 29, 1928 in Sheshequin, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John L. Bustin and Mary E. Vallilee Bustin.  Mary was a graduate of St. Agnes High School in Towanda, and in early years was employed by Remington Rand in Elmira, N.Y.  Mary possessed great love for her home and family especially for her granddaughters.  Mary was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Athens, Pa.  Surviving are her children, William O’Hara Jr. and his wife Rita of Sayre, Pa., Mary O’Hara of Athens, Ellen Molnar and her husband Scott of Athens; her granddaughters, Elizabeth, Kristie and Leanne Molnar, Abby and Molly O’Hara; her sisters Ellen Bustin and Patricia Grenell, both of Towanda; sisters-in-law, Alice Bustin of Milan, Patricia Gainer of Levittown, Pa., Therese O’Hara of Penn Yan, N.Y., Mary Alice O’Hara of Delran, N.J.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by; her husband William J. O’Hara Sr. on May 10, 1985; six brothers, John A., Arthur W., Ambrose E., Paul F., Joseph J. and Thomas A. Bustin; three sisters, Pauline Shaffer, Rosalie Cassetta and Sarah Catherine Bustin.  The family will receive friends on Monday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Main St., Athens, Pa., with the Rev. Vincent Langan as celebrant.  Interment will follow in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

BUTTERS –MARION L. CORNEBY, 85, resident of Tioga Nursing Facility, formerly of Athens, Pa., died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, following an extended illness at the Tioga Nursing Facility in Waverly, N.Y.  Born Aug. 4, 1921, East Smithfield, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Bessie Mitchell Butters.  Marion was a member of the Milan United Methodist Church and the Methodist Women.  In her earlier years she enjoyed working with children in the 4H program.  She was predeceased by her husband, Bert L. Corneby Jr., in 1973; parents; brother Donald Butters; stepmother, Elizabeth Butters; and stepsisters Gladys Reeves and Alta Reeves Oslager.  She is survived by her children, Albert and Gilberta Corneby of Milan, Pa., James Corneby of Tucson, Ariz., and Jean Corneby of Athens; grandchildren, April Corneby of Forty Fort, Pa., and Lucinda and Patrick Livingston of Easton, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Lauren and Benjamin Livingston; siblings Frank and Marion Mitchell of East Smithfield, Pa., L. William and Lois Butters of Athens, Howard and Judy Butters of Elmira, N.Y., and Gerald Butters of Elmira; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and very special friends Linda Henry, Krista Campbell, Stacey Depew Sickler and Melissa Depew.  Friends and family may call from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral and committal services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Sandy Brandt officiating, Milan United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Milan United Methodist Church, Route 220, Milan, Pa., Dialysis Unit, Robert Packer Hospital, Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa., or a charity of one's choice. –Towanda Daily Review 1/10/2007

 

BUTTS EDNA N. BIDLACK
Mrs. Edna N. Bidlack, 72, of 215 Chestnut St., Athens, died this morning, Dec. 14, 1971 at the Robert Packer Hospital after an extended illness. Born in Guilford, N.Y., she lived in Athens most of her life. She is the widow of Elmer R. Bidlack who died in 1964. She is survived by two sons, Gordon of Sayre and Robert of Carmichael, Calif., six daughters, Mrs. Claude (Helen) Tuttle of Port Crane, N.Y., Mrs. Theodore (Marjorie) Ball of Athens, Mrs. Arthur (Ruth) Bishop of Athens, Mrs. Le Roy (Hazel) Bennett of Lawton, Okla., Mrs. Betty Temple of Owego, Mrs. Richard (Donna) Vaow, Albuquerque, N.M. and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home 225 S. main St. Athens, Thrusday from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9. Services will be held from the funeral home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. George C. Kramer, Jr., pastor of the Athens United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Tioga Point Cemetery.

 

BYERS Eva M. Shuman

81, of Sayre, Pa., died Tuesday, March 22 at home.  Born February 21, 1930, in Chambersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Mary Byers. Eva graduated from Chambersburg High School in 1947 and then married Paul Shuman in Fayetteville, Pa., and they celebrated 53 years of marriage before his passing in 2000. She was employed for 30 years with J.J. Newberry’s in Sayre, Pa., as a sales clerk, retiring in 1997. Eva was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church, Waverly Senior Citizens, and a volunteer at Robert Packer Hospital. Her life revolved around her family and friends.  She was predeceased by her husband Paul, 2000, and her grandson Paul A. Shuman, 2001.  Eva is survived by her children and their spouses Robert P. and Eileen Shuman of Nutrioso Ariz., Linda and Michael Werkheiser of Sayre, Pa., Michael and Sandra Shuman of Rome, Pa., and Gregory and Martha Shuman of Rome, Pa., grandchildren and their spouses Kyle and Alan Sheehan of New River, Ariz., Julie Werkheiser of Waverly, N.Y., Jillian and Douglas Ault of Sayre, Pa., Sara Shuman and Enrique Cortez of Philadelphia, Pa., Paul M. Shuman of Rome, Pa., Wyatt Shuman of Rome, Pa., and Haley Shuman of Rome, Pa., great-grandchildren Corey Ault of Sayre, Pa., and Ronin Ault of Sayre, Pa., Hannah and Gage Sheehan of Phoenix, Ariz., cousin and his spouse James and Jacquie Picking of Marion, Pa., and many special friends.  Friends and family may call on Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc. A Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Eva’s name to Guthrie Hospice, R.R. #1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848 Att.: Clinical Coordinator or Waverly United Methodist Chruch, 158 Chemung Street, Waverly, NY 14892.   Sayre Morning Times – March 24, 2011
 

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