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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens Borough, Bradford County, PA
Obituaries

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga 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) 


CLARK  Bruce A. CLARK, 58, of Wildwood Drive, Sayre, died Friday, March 21, 2003 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born May 17, 1944 in Sayre, he was the son of Willard and Marjorie BUSH CLARK.  Bruce was a graduate of Sayre High School Class of 1963.  He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Vietnam War. After the service, he went to work for The Evening Times and worked there as a printing press operator for 35 years, retiring because of a disability.  An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and rifle target shooting.  He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and the American Legion Post No. 283 of Milltown.  He is survived by: his wife of 22 years, Sandra, at home; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Gary SHORT of Waverly, N.Y.; twin grandsons, Michael and Jesse SHORT of Waverly; brothers and sisters, Harold, Marge, Bea, Joyce, Terry and Lulu; several nieces and nephews; and many close friends.  He was predeceased by: his first wife, Judy, who died on May 7, 1980; and his parents.  Friends and family may call Sunday, March 23 from noon-2 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral and committal services will follow Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with his pastor, the Rev. Paul BARRETT, officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorials may be made in his name to a charity of one's choice.

HAROLD H. CLARK
Harold H. Clark (Clarke), 90, of Sayre, died at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, PA on Sunday, September 30, 1990. Born in East Smithfield, PA, he lived in this area all of his life. He was an electrician for the Lehigh Valley Railroad and retired in 1956 after 40 years of service. Surviving are his sister, Mildred Boston of East Smithfield; a good friend, Lillian June of Tunkhannock; several nieces and nephews. Services and committal were held October 3 (2 pm) at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens with the Rev. George W. Hough officiating and burial to be in Tioga Point Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, October 4, 1990)

HAROLD H. CLARK (CLARKE), 90, of 206 Chemung St., Sayre, died at Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock, on Sunday, Sept. 30, 1990.  Born in East Smithfield, Pa., he has lived in this area all of his life.  Mr. Clark worked as an electrician for the LeHigh Valley Railroad.  He retired in 1956 after 40 years of service.  He was a member of the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre.  He was a former member of the Sayre Senior Citizens and also belonged to the electricians union.  Surviving are his sister, Mildred Boston of East Smithfield; a good friend, Lillian June of Tunkhannock; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Lowery funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens on Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m.  Services and committal will be held there at 2 p.m. on Wednesday with the Rev. George W. Hough of the Grace Episcopal Church in Waverly officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review

CLARK  Joseph "Clayton" CLARK, age 90, long-time resident of Sayre RR 2 and Athens died on Oct. 1, 2002, at Robert Packer Hospital after a period of declining health.  He was born on Jan. 8, 1912, in Susquehanna, Pa., to Joseph C. and Ceilia CLARK. He attended schools in Susquehanna and Sayre. Clayton worked at the Athens Silk Mill and 30 years at Ingersoll Rand as a gear shaper when he retired early because of severe arthritis.  On Oct. 8, 1938, he married L. Jean McEWEN of Waverly, N.Y.  Clayton was a Boy Scout leader for the Sayre Christian Church's Troop No. 18 for several years, taking the Scouts on trips to Canada and the National Jamboree. He was a lifelong member of the Sayre Christian Church, Keystone Avenue, Sayre, serving as an elder. He was a 52-year member of Rural Amity Lodge No. 70 F.&A.M., Athens; past high Priest of Amity Royal Arch Chapter No. 293, Athens; past thrice illustrious master of Northern Council No. 24, Athens; past commander of Northern Commandery No. 16, Towanda; member of Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Towanda; and a member of Consistory Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Towanda.  He loved to fish, hunt and travel. He was an avid gardener and grew a varied assortment of vegetables for consumption and canning.  He is survived by his wife of 64 years, L. Jean CLARK, at home; son and daughter-in-law, James C. and Helen (SCRIBNER) CLARK of Roanoke, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Lawrence G. CHAMBERLAIN Jr. of Athens; sisters Joyce LORD of Sayre and Opal and John SEBER of Meadville, Pa.; brother, Ellsworth HALL of Florida; grandchildren and spouses: Lorraine and Chuck REYNOLDS of Factoryville, Pa., Debra HEGADUS, Joe CLARK and Scott CLARK, all of Scranton, James and Susan WILLIAMS of Milford, Conn., William Clayton WILLIAMS and Timothy CHAMBERLAIN, of Athens, Jackie and Mark STUKEY and Jeff SCRIBNER, both of Roanoke, Va., Greg SCRIBNER of Knoxville, Tenn., and Laura CHAMBERLAIN of Mission Hills, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Megan, Samantha, Madison and Marissa SCRIBNER, Armaund URQUIDEZ, Hunter REYNOLDS and Felixander KELLOGG-WILLIAMS; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by stepmother Jessie HOFFMEIER CLARK; a son, J. Fredrick CLARK; a daughter-in-law, Delores CLARK; two grandsons, Baby Boy CLARK and Robert HEGADUS Jr.; a brother-in-law, Wesley LORD; and a special uncle and aunt, Albert CLARK and Minnie BRISCOE.  Family and friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral and committal services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with his pastor, the Rev. James DONAHOO, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Sayre Christian Church, 427 S. Keystone, Ave., Sayre, Pa. 18840.

CLARK –MRS. LUELLA CLARK SCHRIER, 87 of Athens, Monday, Mar. 29, 1948 after a brief illness.  Survived by son, Louis C. Schrier of Athens; niece, Mrs. Paul Kline of Pottstown; grandson, Louis B. Schrier.  The body was taken to Jenkins Funeral Home, Athens where funeral will be held Wednesday 2:30 p.m. Rev. Lyle Scott.  Tioga point Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/30/1948

 

CLARK Robert F. "Bob" Clark

82, of South Waverly, PA, died on Friday, September 13, 2013 at Sayre Health Care Center. Born on November 18, 1930 in Athens, PA the son of the late Austin and Rosena Strange Clark. Friends and family may call on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 4PM to 7PM 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 Epiphany Parish, 304 South Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 9:30AM. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Robert's memory to the: Sayre Health Care Center, Activity Fund, 1001 North Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840.  Star Gazette – September 15, 2013

 

CLARK Robert F. "Bob" Clark

82, of South Waverly, Pa., died on Friday, September 13, 2013 at Sayre Health Care Center, Sayre, Pa.  He was born on November 18, 1930 in Athens, Pa., the son of the late Austin and Rosena Strange Clark.  Bob worked with GTE as a lineman, retiring after 42 years of dedicated service. He graduated from Athens Area High School and was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean Conflict abroad the U.S.S. Latimer. Robert was a member of Epiphany Parish, Sayre. Bob enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, yard work, and taking his dogs for rides around the Valley. He was a lifetime member of the Sayre V.F.W. Skiff-Bower Post #1536, Sayre Elks Lodge, and American Legion Fort Sullivan Post #246, Athens.  He is predeceased by his sister Eleanor Clark and infant brother Austin Clark, Jr.  Robert is survived by his wife of 58 years Margaret "Peggy" at home, children Kathleen and Dennis Lippincott of Barton, N.Y., Patrick and Irene Clark of Moscow, Pa., and Susan and Jay Grossman of Columbia, Md., grandchildren Denise and Paul Stankavage, Jeanne and Joshua Reno, Adam Clark, Austin Clark, Michelle Grossman, and John Grossman, great-grandsons Ryan Lannon and Charles Reno, and several cousins in the Valley and Elmira area.  Friends and family may call on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 7 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 Epiphany Parish, 304 South Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. Andrew Hvozdovic officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in Robert's memory to the Sayre Health Care Center, Activity Fund, 1001 North Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840.   Sayre Morning Times – September 16, 2013

 

CLARKE –TRESSA KELLEY PALMERTON, 81, of 40 Woodworth Mobile Home Park, RD 4, Geneva, N.Y., formerly of the Valley died Saturday June 6, 1987 at the Geneva General Hospital, Geneva, N.Y. after a brief illness. Born in South Waverly Sept. 10, 1905, she was the daughter of William P. and Harriet Christian Clarke. She was employed in the Payroll Dept. of Ingersoll-Rand in Athens for 37 years before retiring in 1970. She was a resident of South Waverly for many years before making her home in Geneva, N.Y. and Florida. She was formerly a member of St. Johns Catholic Church in South Waverly. She is survived by her husband, Roswell Palmerton at home: one stepson, Dr. David L. Plamerton, Buffalo, N.Y.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Sally Shower, Norfolk, Va.; nine step-grandchildren; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Catherine Kelley of Sayre and several nieces and nephews. A son, James Kelley preceded her in death in 1964. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens, Monday 7-9 p.m. A prayer service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Johns Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Vincent Langan, pastor will be celebrant. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association. –Towanda Daily Review

 

CLARKE - Local News) William T. Clarke, Superintendent of Bradford County Schools, died last Friday night at his home in Towanda. He had been out of health for a long time. He was in his 46th year. He was supervising principal of the South Waverly schools for 15 years preceding his appointment as Assistant to the late Superintendent Russell at whose death in 1920 he was made County Superintendent. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and two daughters and a brother and a sister. In recognition of his efficiency and fine manly character, the schools of the county were closed Monday afternoon when the funeral was held at the home in Towanda. TGR 1922

WILLIAM T. CLARKE, formerly of Sayre, died Thursday, April 21, 2005 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. Born April 24, 1949 in Sayre, he was the son of the late William T. and Helen Epp Clarke. He was a graduate of Sayre High School in 1967 and a graduate of Penn State in 1971. While in high school, William was known as an accomplished saxophonist, attending district and state band. William served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, was discharged and then served a second tour of duty with the Army in Korea. He was employed with the Ingersoll-Rand, Athens, between his military tours of duty. After the military, he was employed by Ralph Parking in Rochester for several years. He was currently employed at the Cadillac Hotel in Rochester. He is survived by: two sisters, Lucille and Phillip (Skip) Stermer of Sayre and Jeanne and Francis Paolangeli of Ithaca, N.Y.; a brother, Robert E. and Pamela Clarke of Apalachin, N.Y.; nephews, David Jayne of Arlington, Va., and Thomas J. and Michael Paolangeli of Ithaca; a niece, Michelle Clark of Apalachin; great-niece, Laura Jayne; great-nephew, Angelo Paolangeli; and cousins, Staley N. Clarke of Webster, N.Y., and Gerard Giess of West Chester, Pa. At the request of the family, there will be no calling hours. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Arrangements are under the direction of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., Athens. Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  -Evening Times April 23, 2005.

CLAYPOOL,  Alice M. BENNETT, 78, of Sayre died Saturday, June 28, 2003 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, N.Y.  She was born Sept. 12, 1924 in Fergus Falls, Minn., the daughter of the late Clarence and Alice M. (WAYMAN) CLAYPOOL.  Alice married the late Charles ENNETT on Sept. 13, 1941.  She is survived by: her daughter, Barbara BENNETT of Elmira; son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Cindy Bennett of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren, Vicki Bradley, Valarie SINSABAUGH and Roger and Chris CAMPBELL; great-grandchildren, Shauna, Kelli, Adaras, Marina and Victor; sisters, Bessie BURLINGAME and Betty CLAEK; brothers, Clarence (Sonny) CLAYPOOL and Donald CLAYPOOL; and several nieces and nephews.  Her sisters, Mary Stoll, Ruby Delaney and Joyce DOLAN; and a brother, Robert CLAYPOOL, predeceased Alice.  Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Those wishing may make contributions to Greater Valley EMS, 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, PA 18840.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the McKee Memorial Chapel, Waverly, N.Y.

 

CLYMER Louise Hunsinger Cook

Age 90, of Sayre, Pennsylvania died on Tuesday , April 26, 2011 at Sayre House, Sayre, Pennsylvania. She was born December 18, 1920, in Sayre, PA, the daughter of the late Michael and Helen Wakefield Clymer. During World War II, Louise and her husband Donald lived in Gardena, CA, where she was employed as a riveter in an aircraft factory, building military aircraft for the war effort. She later worked at Thatcher Glass in Elmira, NY, Stroehmann Bakery in Sayre, PA, and retired from the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed hunting and fishing.   She was predeceased by her first and second husbands, Donald H Hunsinger and Donald Cook; sister Dorothy (Walter) Quick, and brothers Raymond Pierce, Floyd Pierce, and Calvin Clymer.   Louise is survived by her daughter Rita (James Jr.) VanSkiver of Waverly, NY and son Michael A (Jerrianne) Hunsinger of Sayre, PA; grandchildren James (Ann Marie) VanSkiver III, Steven (Wendy) VanSkiver, Jennifer (Jeff) Kohan, and Beth (Newton) Condict; great-grandchildren Becky (Coby) Young, Kristi (Philip) Burroughs, Nicole (Christopher) Seely, Michael Farnham, Stacy Farnham, Edward VanSkiver, Steven VanSkiver Jr., Newton Condict V, and Iris Kohan; great-great grandchildren Savannah Young, Brandon Farnham, Kyle Farnham and Maddy Farnham; and sisters-in-law Gladys Pierce, Alice Pierce, and Junko Clymer.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, New York 14892.   A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., Friday, April 29, 2011, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. The celebration of Louise's life will follow the visitation with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield honoring her memory at 12:00 P.M. A special tribute to Louise's life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service. Burial will be at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania.   Funeral home obituary – April 28, 2011

 

LEE G. COLE, 82, of Athens RD 2, died Saturday, March 25, 1989 at the Bradford County Manor.  Born in Windham Township Oct. 3, 1906, he was the son of Charles and Weathly Ecker Cole.  He owned and operated his own dairy farm in North Ghent for 25 years and also drove school bus for the Athens School District for 23 years.  He was a member of the North Ghent United Methodist Church.  He is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Geraldine VanNess, at home; sons and daughters-in-law, Howard and Shirley Cole of Waverly; Larry and Mikki Cole of Milan; Jim and Loni Cole of Athens; daughters and sons-in-law, Emma and Robert Beckwith of Longmont, Colo.; Joyce and Gerald Crainey of Odessa, N.Y.; Harriett and Robert Mayhood of Endicott, N.Y.; Helen and Floyd Ammerman of Endicott, N.Y.; a daughter, Janice Felt of Sayre; 26 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, four brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray and Florence Cole of Sayre, Leonard and Doris Cole of Rome; Earl and Edna Cole of Ulster, Walter and Elsie Cole of Athens; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Josephine Cole of Athens; many nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Lowery funeral Home, Athens from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday.  Funeral and committal services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Burdette Mason, retired Church of the Nazarene minister, officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be directed to Sayre Fire Department and Ambulance Corps, the Bradford County Manor or the Alzheimer’s foundation.  –Towanda Daily Review

COLE –LOUISE N. DUNBAR, 82, of Athens RR 2 died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1992, after an extended illness.  Born June 11, 1909, she was the daughter of Herbert and Clara Miller Cole.  She was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church, East Athens Community Association, the Diahoga Grange and the I.L.G.U. at Sayre Lingerie.  She belonged to the Athens Senior Citizens Club and was a member of the Wesleyan Class at the Athens United Methodist Church.  She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Theodore, at home; five daughters; Lucille Daniels, Mechanicsburg, Pa., Arlene Palmer, Mechanicsburg, Geraldine Cortright, Mechanicsburg, Barbara Connally, Los Angeles, Calif., and Beverly Gordon, Wilmington, N.C.; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Helen Bennett of Waterloo, N.Y.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral and committal service will be held at the funeral home Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Howard Hockenbury officiating.  A Grange service will be held Tuesday at. 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Donations may be made to the Athens United Methodist Church.  Burial in Tioga Point Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review.

VICTOR E. COLE, 77, of 316 Harrison St., Sayre, died Friday, Dec. 16, 1994, at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Born March 26, 1917 in Sayre, he was the son of Clyde C. and Blanche Schoonover Cole.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He was a member of the Church of the Redeemer, Sayre; the American Legion Post in Lehighton, Pa.; a member of B.P.O.E. of Sayre Lodge No. 1148; the Sayre Historical Society; a member of the Black Diamond Club and was active in the Athens Museum and Railroad Museum.  He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sarah (Sally), at home; his children – a daughter, Elaine Ferris of Sayre and a son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Gloria Cole of Philadelphia; his grandchildren, James Jr. and Judy Ferris of Johnson City and Jason Ferris of State College; Merideth and Adam Cole, both of Philadelphia; his great-grandchildren, Kelly and Heath Ferris of Johnson City and one niece, Carol Roarke of Hickory, N.C.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.  The Elks will hold a memorial service there at 2:30 p.m.  The funeral and committal services will be held at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Benjamin Lentz, pastor of the Church of the Redeemer officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the Sayre Historical Society, c/o James Nobles, 208 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

COLE Wanda I. Westbrook
87, of Sayre, Pa., died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, at Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. Wanda was born on Oct. 26, 1922, in Waverly, N.Y., the daughter of the late Harold and Reva Decker Cole. She was a member of the Waverly Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher, a member of the choir, a member on the Diaconate Board and the Church Board of Education. Wanda worked as a teacher's aide at the Litchfield Elementary School for 16 years and was a member of the Litchfield School PTA. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and spending time with her family. She is predeceased by her husband, Eldon R. Westbrook in 1999, 52 years of marriage; children, Robyn Westbrook Ortiz and Paul Westbrook; brother, Bill Cole; brother, Ben Thompson; and sister, Jeanine Blow.  She is survived by her children, Steve and Eileen Westbrook, Sayre, Pa., Craig and Bernadette Westbrook, Scranton, Pa., Sheila and Carl Sutton, Athens, Pa., Bryan and Linda Westbrook, Sayre, Pa., Keith and Susan Westbrook, Graham, N.C., Eric Westbrook, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Michael and Shawn Westbrook, Cataula, Ga., Blythe and Todd Atchison, Waverly, N.Y., and Alisa Westbrook, Milan, Pa.; 25 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; siblings, Kay Fitzgerald, Syracuse, N.Y., Norma Kelsall, Athens, Pa., Ron and Rosemary Cole, Sayre, Pa., and Gloria and Howard Fabre, Va.; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call from 4:30-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at the Waverly Baptist Church, 23 Tioga Street, Waverly, N.Y. Funeral Services will follow at 6 p.m. at the church with Rev. Steven Reynolds officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa., at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Waverly Baptist Church, 23 Tioga Street, Waverly, NY 14892; or a charity of one's choice.- Towanda Daily Review, August 23, 2010

WILSON E. ‘BILL’ COLE, 86, of 28 Pleasant St., South Waverly, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 200, at home after an extended illness.  Born in Troy, Pa., on March 8, 1913, the son of Frank and Bessie VanHorn Cole, he was a graduate of Troy High School in 1930.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater.  He was employed as a machinist at Ingersoll-Rand, Athens, for 17 years, retiring in 1974.  He also worked for Harry Gregory’s Green House and later at the Tioga Point Cemetery for 10 years.  He was an avid fisherman.  He sang for the Cole Brothers Quartet and played accordion as a hobby.  He is survived by his wife, Clara, at home; his children and their spouses, Gerald and Ann Cole of Elizabethtown, Pa., James and Melaney Cole of West Rupert, VT., and Jack Cole of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; stepchildren, Punky and Milly Mullen of Sayre, Pa., Raymond and Marie Mullen of Sayre and Stanley and Sue Mullen of South Waverly, Pa.; a granddaughter, Amy Cole of Raleigh, N.C.; five step-grandchildren, five great-step-grandchildren; a sister, Bernice Lewis of North Towanda, Pa.; his brothers, Marshall Cole of Canton, Pa., Eldon Cole of Troy, Pa., and Earl Cole of East Smithfield, Pa.; several nieces and nephews; his faithful cat, Boots.  Family and friends may call on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Full military honors will be accorded by Skiff Bower Post No. 1536 VFW of Sayre.  Memorial donations may be made to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

COLEMAN –DOTHA ‘DOTE’ M. CLEMAN BOTTONE, 77, of Sayre, died unexpectedly Sunday, March 24, 2002.  She was born Feb. 7, 1925, in Mildred, the daughter of Frank and Margaret Ambs Coleman.  She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sayre, where she was active for over 30 years, holding many different positions.  She lived for her children and grandchildren.  She had a heart for the caring of children through babysitting.  She was predeceased by her sister, Martha Rolfe.  She was survived by her husband of 49 years, Louis, at home, children, Frank and Cheryl Bottone of Sayre, Pamela and Mark Mansuretie of Coral Springs, Fla., Ann and Wayne Place of Waverly, N.Y.; and five grandchildren.  Friends and family may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at the Lowery funeral Home, Athens.  The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, with former vicar/seminarian Judy Chapman officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sayre. Pa.

COLEMAN –MARTHA E. ROLFE, 70, of 184 Clinton St., Sayre, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1997, at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Born in Mildred, Pa., April 20, 1927, the daughter of Frank and Margaret Ambs Coleman.  She was a graduate of Cherry Township High School and moved to the Valley in 1945.  She was employed at Blue Swan Mills for 11 years.  She was a member of the Athens Township Fire Department Auxiliary and the skiff Bower Post Auxiliary.  She was a former member of the Waverly Women of the Moose, the Athens American Legion Auxiliary and the Bradford County Humane Society.  She loved all animals.  She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Glenn P. Rolfe, at home; her son and daughter-in-law, Glenn W. and Brenda Rolfe of Sayre; sons, Donald D. Rolfe of Jacksonville, Fla. and Robert F. Rolfe of Ithaca, N.Y.; two step-grandchildren; her brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Eleanor Coleman of South Waverly; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Dotha and Louis Bottone of Sayre and Rosemarie and Robert Ottaviani of Camptown; and aunt and uncle; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.  There will be no calling hours.  Graveside services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, with the Re. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church officiating.  Memorial donations may be made to Stray Haven, 195 Shepard Rd., Waverly N.Y. or the Bradford County Unit of the American Cancer Society, Athens, Pa.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens. –Towanda Daily Review.

 

COLEMAN Michael Coleman

56, of Sayre died on Friday, March 18, 2011 at home, following a long, hard battle with cancer. Michael was born on Dec. 18, 1954 in Waverly, N.Y., the son of Mary Coleman and the late Richard Coleman. He is survived by his wife Kathy Coleman; daughter Jaime Coleman of Waverly; stepchildren David and Kim Bennett of South Carolina, Michelle and Gino Chavez of Fort Drum, N.Y.; sisters Marylou Falzarno of Pennsylvania, Mary T. Coleman of Florida, Patti (George) Goodwin of Newfield, N.Y., Tina (George) Stedge of Waverly, Kathy (Manley) Frisbee of Fort Organ, Colo.; brothers, James (Darlene) Coleman, David (Priscilla) Coleman, Richard (Sandy) Coleman, all of Waverly, John (Bonnie) Coleman of Athens. He is also survived by his mother, Mary, of Waverly; grandchildren Nevaeh, Jordan, Eli, Cooper, Gavin, and Avery; sister-in-law Susan Keener of Athens, brothers-in-law James Pica of Pennsylvania and Joseph Pica of Athens; and several nieces and nephews. Michael was predeceased by his father in 1991; granddaughter, Kendall, in 2010 and father-in-law, Thomas Pica in 1998. There will be no calling hours and a private graveside service will be held at Tioga Point Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Anne Canfield will officiate.  Friends are invited to attend a time of remembrance and gathering at the South Waverly Community Hall on Friday from noon to 2 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McKee Memorial Chapel, Waverly.   Sayre Morning Times – March 25, 2011 

 

Barbara Louise COLLINS, 51, of Eatonton, GA formerly of east Smithfield, died January 12, 2000 after a courageous battle with lung cancer.  Barbara was born in Sayre, PA on August 17, 1948 the daughter of Helen Hoose Collins and the late George Collins I of Milan, PA.  Barbara is survived in Georgia by four children and three grandchildren; her mother, Helen Collins of Milan, PA; sisters and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Clyde Clark of Milan, Mary Hoffman of Granville, Summit, Pa and Donna Cole of Mansfield, Pa; brothers and sister-in-law, George II and Sandi Collins of Gillett, PA and Donald Collins of Williamsport, PA.  She was predeceased by her husband.  Funeral services were held in Eastonton on January 16 with arrangements by the Vining Ivy Hill Chapel Memorial services were held January 19 at the Grace Baptist Church in Ulster, PA with the Rev. Vincent Cooper officiating and burial to be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Barbara’s request was for no flowers with contributions to the cancer Society or the charity of one’s choice.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, Pa  Thursday, January 20, 2000

COLWELL   Howard Age 81, of 419 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre, died on Monday, December 19, 2005, at his loving home. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2005, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 23, 2005, at 2:00 p.m. at the Sayre Christian Church, 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre, PA. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens with full Military Honors being accorded.

ARTHUR L. COLLINS, 75, of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2 died July 11, 1989.  Mr. Collins was born February 28, 1914 in Waverly, NY the son of Elmer Collins and Hattie Backer Collins.  He was a farmer in the East Smithfield area all of his life.  He is survived by his wife, Dortha; daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Lee (Doris) Burlingame of Athens, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Eugene and Evelyn Collins and Larry and Beatrice Collins, of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2; Lloyd and Cathy Collins of Ulster RD 2; brothers, Leslie Collins and Floyd Collins, both of Lockwood, NY; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.   Funeral and committal services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY with the Rev. Craig Hunsicker of Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church officiating and interment to be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Friends may contribute to the Tri-Township Ambulance Association, East Smithfield, PA.  –Troy Gazette-Register.

BARBARA LOUISE COLLINS, 51 of Eatonton, GA, formerly of January 12, 2000 after a courageous battle with lung cancer.  Barbara was born in Sayre, PA on August 17, 1948 the daughter of  Helen Hoose Collins and the late George Collins I of Milan, PA.  Barbara is survived in Georgia by four children and three grandchildren; her mother, Helen Collins of Milan, PA; sisters and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Clyde Clark of Milan, Mary Hoffman of Granville Summit, PA and Donna Cole of Mansfield, PA; brother and sister-in-law, George II and Sandi Collins of Gillett, PA and Donald Collins of Williamsport, PA.  She was predeceased by her husband.  Funeral services were held in Eatonton on January 16 with arrangements by the Vining Ivy Hill Chapel Memorial services were held January 19 at the Grace Baptist Church in Ulster, PA with the Rev. Vincent Cooper officiating and burial to be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA.  Barbara’s request was for no flowers with contributions to the Cancer Society or the charity of one’s choice.  –Troy Gazette-Register.

 

DR. STANLEY D. CONKLIN, 94, of 506 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre died Monday June 12, 1989 at Robert Packer Hospital. Born October 11, 1894 in Rome, PA, he was the son of Bert and Lizzie Diamond Conklin. Dr. Conklin was a graduate of Rome High School and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He was the first intern at the Robert Packer Hospital under Dr. Donald Guthrie. He served his residency at the hospital and remained there as a staff physician until his retirement. While at Packer, Dr. Conklin served as chief of medicine and chief of staff. He was also the first president of the Guthrie Foundation. Dr. Conklin was past president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, past president and secretary of the Bradford County Medical Society and member of the American Medical Association. Very active in the General Sullivan Council Boy Scouts of America, he received the Silver Beaver Award. He was also a member of the Sayre Library Board. Dr. Conklin was a member of the Church of the Redeemer, Sayre and of its vestry. He is survived by a son, Stanley of Orwell and Freehold, NJ; a close friend, Olive Johnson and two nieces and three nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Vivien in 1985. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Redeemer, Sayre with the Rev. Don Greenwood, rector officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the Church of the Redeemer, the Sayre Public Library, the Guthrie Foundation for Medical Research, Robert Packer Hospital or the charity of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review

 

COOK Henrietta R. “Cookie” Simonis

91, of Litchfield, PA died on Saturday, November 03, 2012 at Ashton after a period of declining health.  She was born on August 1, 1921 in Jersey City, NJ, the daughter of the late Bernard T. and Henrietta (Gwendolyn) Lordon Cook.  Henrietta worked as a telephone operator in Flordia and in an airplane factory in California. She met Richard P. Simonis and married him on August 22, 1946 at the Navy Base in Quonset Point Rhode Island. After Richard was discharged from the Navy, they moved to Denville, New Jersey where they lived for 28 years and had 11 children. They moved to Litchfield, PA in 1975. They were married for 55 years when Richard died on June 19, 2002. While they lived here Henrietta volunteered with the Penn York Opportunity Auxiliary. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, and Litchfield Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She was a Girl Scout Leader for many years. Henrietta enjoyed spending time with her family and she traveled with her husband to the different Pearl Harbor Survivors Associations.  She is predeceased by her husband Richard P. Simonis, son Bartholomew Simonis, grandson Jacob Simonis, and sisters Doris Wortman and Evelyn McDermott.  Henrietta is survived by her children Rose Marie and John Thompson of New Port Richie, Fla., Peter and Chae Simonis of Long Pond, Pa., Paul Simonis of Lake Hapacong, N.J., Patricia and Jerry Brown of Greensburg, La., Jacquelin Siewell of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Michael and Linda Simonis of Denville, N.J., Gerard and Pearl Simonis of Litchfield, Pa., Andrew and Cheryl Simonis of Newton, N.J., Ann and Lee Hartjen of Cobleskill, N.Y., and Philip Simonis of Lake Hapacong, N.J., 30 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 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 Friday, November 9, 2012 at the Church of the Epiphany, 304 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa., at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Henrietta’s memory to: Church of the Epiphany, 304 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA or a charity of one’s choice.   Sayre Morning Times – November 5, 2012

 

COOMBS - Arthur J. Coombs, 88, of Sayre, Pa. died on Friday, April 3, 2009 at home. Born March 7, 1921 in Athens, Pa., he was the son of the late Richard H. and Bertha Weller Coombs. He graduated from Athens High School in 1939, and was Pennsylvania State Board Certified in Engineering through the I.G.S. Course in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Tool Design. He was employed with Ingersoll Rand for 44 years as a machinist until his retirement in 1983. He is predeceased by his wives Dorothy Kernin Coombs and Margaret Loveland Coombs; sisters Kathleen Coombs and Georgianna Bergman; and brothers Roy and Harold Coombs. Arthur is survived by his children Patricia (Charles) Holler of Sayre, Pa., Kathleen Soprano of Sayre, Pa., and Richard Coombs of Athens, Pa.; grandchildren Courtney Soprano of Charlotte, N.C., Travis (Jennifer) Soprano of Charlotte, N.C., Christopher (Teresa) Holler of Kure Beach, N.C., Aaron Holler of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Kevin Holler of Charleston, S.C.; step-grandchildren John (Tammy) Soprano of Charlotte, N.C., and Mary (Roger) Clink of Rome, Pa.; great-grandchildren Sarah Holler and Ryan and Aubrey Soprano; special friend Vera Fenimore of Waverly, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield and Rev. Vincent Langan co-officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Arthur’s memory to a charity of one’s choice. - Sayre Morning Times, April 5, 2009

COMSTOCK –ETHEL JULA SACKETT, 73, widow of Clayton M. Sackett of 128 Clinton St., Sayre, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at her home.  Born July 23, 1928, in Sayre, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Gertrude Julia Carmer Comstock.  Ethel was a graduate of Ulster High School.  In earlier years she was employed by Westinghouse Corp. in Horseheads, N.Y., for 10 years and later was employed by the IBM in Endicott, N.Y., for many years until her retirement.  She enjoyed being with her friends and playing cards.  Ethel was a former volunteer for the Robert Packer Hospital, in Sayre, and for Meals on Wheels in the Valley area until declining health no longer permitted her to continue.  She loved the companionship of her cats and dogs.  Surviving are: her sisters-in-law, Gladys Sackett of Waverly, N.Y., Daphine Sackett of Monroeton and Esther Rinebold of Ulster; a brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Betty Sackett of Athens; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her little dog “Princess.”  She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton M. Sackett, on Jan. 12, 1999, and by her brother, Arthur Comstock.  In honor of Ethel’s request, there are no calling hours or funeral services.  Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Williamsport, Pa. or to the American Diabetes Association, Canton, Ohio in Mrs. Sackett’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

COMSTOCK – DEATH
 Isaac Walter Comstock died in New York city Monday and was buried in Tioga Point Cemetery Wednesday afternoon.   His wife and daughter, Sarah Comstock, came with the body, and only a short burial service took place at the cemetery, Rev. W. E. Daw officiating.  Walter was one of the prominent men of Athens in early times and was identified with nearly every public spirited enterprise.  He has been blind several years and resided in New York in order to obtain medical treatment.  He resided in California many years, where he was in business.

CONKLIN
Conklin, Edward A. age 53, of 124 Chestnut St., Sayre, Pa., Tuesday, May 1, 1973 at the VA Hospital, Canandaigua, N.Y. Friends may call at the Kolb-Allgier Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Private funeral and committal service Friday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Paul E. Diehl. Burial at the convenience of the family, Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Survived by wife, Alice; daughter, Mrs. Phillip (Terry) Alexander of Sayre, Pa; one son, LeRoy of Sayre, two grandchildren, Alison and David of Sayre; three sisters Mrs. Elizabeth Barrows of Elmira, Mrs. Dorothy Stack of Athens, Pa., Mrs. Margaret Michaels of Elmira; two brothers, William and Clifford both of Wellsburg. He was a veteran of World War II; member of Sayre Christian Church; member of I.A.M. no 1064.

CONKLIN Verus C. "Doc" Conklin
82, of Athens, Pa., died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010 at ElderWood at Tioga. He was born on October 15, 1927 in Hallstead, Pa., a son of the late Walter and Frances Boardman Conklin. Doc loved hunting and fishing. He worked at Solock's Sports Shop for 39 years, and was well known for his story telling. Doc served in the United States Air Corps during World War II in the Pacific. He was a lifetime member of Skiff Bower Post 1536 V.F.W. and the Sayre Sportsman's Club. He is predeceased by his brother Walter Conklin, Jr. Doc is survived by his wife of 63 years Elizabeth at home; daughter Janet Seeley of Athens, Pa.; grandchildren Melinda Seeley of Bloomsburg, Pa., and Brandon Seeley of Litchfield, Pa.; sister. Mercedes Strope of Windham Center, Pa., Mary Jones of California, and Lena Pendleton of Warren Center, Pa., two aunts, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with the Rev. James Donahoo from Sayre Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in his memory to: The family will provide flowers with donations being made to a charity of one's choice. - Towanda Daily Review, September 7, 2010

CONNELL –ANN C. BECK, 84, formerly of 603 William St., Towanda, Pa. died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  She was born in Little Meadows, Pa., on June 18, 1920 the daughter of Leo and Catherine Harrigan Connell.  She worked as a receptionist and retired from Guthrie Clinic in Sayre.  She was a member of the Church of Epiphany in Sayre and Altar and Rosary Society.  She was a graduate of Warren Center schools.  She was predeceased by; her parents, her husband, Michael J. Beck; a daughter, Jean Ann Beck Poletto; brothers, Jim, Joe, Con and Ed Connell; and sisters, Nora Viznik, Helen Taylor and Mary Connell.  She is survived by: daughters, Jane Hoagland of Sayre and Peggy Poletto of Sayre; grandchildren, Christopher Hoagland of Gulfport, Miss, Jeremy Poletto of State College, Pa., Kelly Schrader of Athens and Matthew Schrader of Sayre; sister, Catherine Hutchinson of Cadis, Pa.; a good friend Mary Lou Spencer of Sayre; and several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends are invited to call Sunday, March 20, 2005, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre.  A biblical wake service will be held Sunday.  A prayer service will be held Monday, March 21, at 9 a.m. at the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre.  Mass cards will be available at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  The family will provide flowers.  Those kindly wishing to make memorial contributions in Mrs. Beck’s name may do so to the Epiphany School, Stevenson St., Sayre, Pa. or the Sayre Public Library, 122 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

CLIFFORD LEROY CONRAD, the son of Mary Elizabeth Stetson (deceased) and Ferdinan Conrad (deceased), was born on May 30, 1927 in Elmira, N.Y. Upon the death of his parents, Clifford was raised by his grandparents Oliver and Edith (Johnson) Stetson of Freeville, N.Y.  He attended public schools and served in the United States military in the defense of his country during World War II.  He met and married Audrey Jean Gilbert (deceased) of Ithaca, N.Y., on March 17, 1946.  While in Ithaca, he worked for the US Postal Service and was blessed with five children, Sharon Lee, Beverly Ann, Dorinda Jean, Kevin Leroy and Marilyn Leigh.  In 1959, he and his family moved from Ithaca, N.Y. to Washington, D.C. where another child, William Desmond was born, whom he never acknowledged.  He befriended Lou Ella Castle in 1960, who he later married after separating from his wife Audrey.  He left the Washington, Metropolitan area in 1962 and over the next few years he lived in various states including Ohio where he was blessed with the birth of another daughter, Lynn Marie.  After finally settling in Michigan in 1966, he was blessed with two more children Daryl Wayne and Lori Ellen.  He worked for General Motors until he retired in 1984.  Clifford enjoyed reading, raising animals, and was very interested in religion and genealogy.  He began researching his roots and family history in 1990 and enjoyed traveling and meeting both near and distant relatives.  He attended various family reunions.  He also loved Walt Disney World and was planning another vacation to Florida prior to his illness.  After being diagnosed with cancer, Clifford’s wife, son Daryl and Daryl’s wife Karen and children (Frankie, Mary and Shawn) fulfilled his wish to go to Disney World.  Clifford was called home shortly after returning from Florida, on Wednesday, March 9, 2005.  Clifford is survived by his wife, Lou Ella Conrad; seven daughters and four sons-in-law; Sharon and Ronald Gross of Nashville, Tenn.; Beverly and Paul Templeton of Saginaw, Mich.; Lynn and Paul Sovia and Lori and Eric Wiggins of Midland, Mich.; Jean Conrad of Elkhart, Ind.; Marilyn Conrad of Centerville, Va.; and Nancy Jane Conrad of Flint, Mich., who he also raised as his own daughter; three sons and two daughters-in-law; Kevin and Marjorie Conrad of Thompsonville, Mich.; William Desmond of Missouri, and Daryl and Karen of Montrose, Mich.  He is also survived by 26 grandchildren, 25 great-great-grandchildren and a host of distant relatives.  Funeral and committal services were held on March 12, 2005, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc. 225 S. Main St. Athens, Pa., at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Donald Anderson, pastor of the Athens United Methodist Church officiating and burial taking place in the Tioga Point Cemetery where his last wish of going home was fulfilled.  Clifford’s family acknowledges and appreciates all of the expressions of sympathy and prayers during this time and the services of both the Swartz Funeral Home of Montrose, Mich., and the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, Ga. Or the Veterans of Foreign Wars, P.O. Box 8942 Topeka, Kansas.  –Towanda Daily Review.

COOK - Alan K. Cook, 43, of Waverly, N.Y. diedon Feb. 2, 2009 at home. He was born on March 4, 1965 in Anchorage, Ala. the son of Keith and Nancy Gardner Cook.  Alan was a graduate of Athens High School class of 1983. He served in the United States Marine Corps. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He drove for Valley Taxi for many years where he developed many friendships. He also drove for Gary Robbins Limo Service. Alan was also known for his great sense of humor.  He is predeceased byhis grandparents Howard and Lula Gardner and Martin and Eileen Cook and several aunts and uncles.  Alan is survived by his mother Nancy Cook of Sayre, Pa.; his father Keith Cook of Newport Richey, Fla.; his children Ashley (James) Satterly of Waverly, N.Y., and Stephen Cook of Waverly, N.Y.; his grandchild Carter Satterly of Waverly, N.Y.; his siblings and in-laws, Carol (Doug Eastway) Lovato of Las Vegas, Nev., Sandra (Tim) Northrup of Charleston, S.C., and Dianne (Donald) Holton of Windham, Pa.; his nieces Stephanie (Bill Hubert) Carey of Sayre, Pa., Alicia (Eric VanDuzer) Carey of Pittston, Pa., Krista  and Megan Smith of Windham, Pa., and Jamie Northrup of Williamsport, Pa., his nephew Scott (Jaimie) Northrup of Italy, and several cousins.  Alan is also survived by his aunts Lucille (Gerald) Twigg of Sayre, PA and Gloria (John Buckman) VanGalder of GA and his uncles Don Christian of Alpine, NY and Robert Stewart of Hampton, VA.  Friends and family may call on Friday, Feb. 6, 2009 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral Services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Lee Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Alan’s memory to: The Legacy, P.O. Box 404, Athens, PA 18810.  RHW.  Sayre Morning Times.

COOK - James D. Cook, 77, of Sayre, Pa., diedon Friday, May 1, 2009, at home following an extended illness with his loving daughter and son-in-law by his side.  He was born on Aug. 10, 1931 in New York, N.Y. the son of the late Daniel and Catherine DOHERTY Cook.  Jim's parents died in a tragic accident when he was 12 years old; he finished the rest of his childhood in an orphanage in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan N.Y. Jim was a self educated man throughout his life. In the late 1940's he worked as a longshoreman on the docks of NYC until enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps. Jim served overseas during the Korean Conflict where he was wounded and awarded the Purple Heart. After his honorable discharge from the military, Jim moved to California where he married Jody HARRINGTON and had his daughter Karen. There he joined the Los Angeles Police Department and became an investigator.   Jim met and remarried Sharon MARKLE while in California. The two moved to Sayre and were happily married for more than 30 years until their divorce.   Investigation and law became a predominant and long-standing part of Jim's professional and personal life. Jim was a sought after and respected legal investigator, for which he often uncovered and brought to light pivotal pieces of evidence in many court cases. At one point in 1980, Jim received a letter of appreciation from Mike Wallace representing CBS News Inc. expressing admiration and gratitude for his detailed investigative work which helped in a favorable legal outcome for CBS News.  A passionate area of personal investigation was his continued research of his father's Oglala Sioux Indian ancestry from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Lakota, South Dakota. His daughter Karen continues the search for the family's heritage.  In 1995 Jim graduated from Marywood College in Scranton, Pa., where he earned his diploma for legal study. During his time there he gave a number of well received seminars to law students. Jim was a member of the American Bar Association since 1995.  Locally, he was an active member of the community including: a committee chair for code enforcement for Borough of Sayre and Athens, as an elected constable for Bradford County in the Sayre Borough, and was also actively involved in the local Sons of Italy Roma Madre Lodge 1342 where he served on the board as Orator and Trustee.  Jim had many longtime friends, locally and out of the area. Jim positively impacted friends and loved ones in his life with his time, wise advice, and help with personal and legal issues.  He is survived by: his daughter and son-in-law Karen and Tyler Houmes of Athens, Pa.; and grandson David Padilla Jr. of Marcy, N.Y.  The family extends special thanks to Judith Harrington, Joe and Ellen Bogats, Fred Cavelero, Linda Henry, and Father Lee Love for their time and loving support during his final days.  Friends and family may call from 1-2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral Services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Lee Love from St. Paul's Episcopal Church officiating.   Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made in James's memory to: American Cancer Society, 1948 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

COOK Myrtle Bodine
90, of Waverly, N.Y. died Monday, Sept. 13, 2010.  She was born July 5, 1920 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Bert Cook and Evangeline Cook. She is preceded in death by her sister Clara Mae Springer and brother Norman Cook. Surviving are her daughters, Melinda Houser of Waverly, N.Y. and Kim Bodine of Watkins Glen, NY; granddaughters, Lindsley Houser of Harrisburg, Pa., Jessica Houser of Chicago, Ill., Ashley LaRosa of Philadelphia, Pa. and Gabriella LaRosa of Watkins Glen, N.Y.; a sister, Helen Loveland of Lafayette, Ind.; and numerous neices, nephews, and many wonderful friends.  A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, 2010 at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 4053 Maple Road, Suite 110, Amherst, N.Y. 14226. Arrangements are with The Luckner Funeral Home 449 Park Avenue Waverly, N.Y. - Sayre Morning Times, September 18, 2010

COOK - BROWN, Patricia Louise
Age 66, wife of Harold Edward "Brownie" "Dido" Brown of Montour Falls, NY, and North Fort Myers, Florida, diedpeacefully surrounded by her loving family and friends Tuesday morning, January 27, 2009, at Hope Hospice House in Cape Coral, Florida. Born July 17, 1942 in Washington, PA, she was the daughter of the late Edward Gordon Cook and Nellie Adams Cook. "Pat", as she was known by her family and friends, was a graduate of Bradford Area High School in Bradford, PA and the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing in Sayre, PA. Pat was employed as a licensed practical nurse at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for 25 years and subsequently by the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre for 15 years until her retirement. She was a communicant of St. Mary's On The Lake Catholic Church in Watkins Glen, NY and was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 426 in Montour Falls, NY, The Red Hat Society and Jaycees Auxiliary. Pat enjoyed spending the winter months in North Fort Myers, Florida with her husband, bowling and playing the penny arcades in Florida. Pat especially enjoyed playing cards with Tom and Marty. Pat enjoyed truck races and NASCAR and will be remembered as a faithful racing fan of Todd Bodine and a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 47 years, Harold Edward Brown, whom she married on December 9, 1961 at the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre, PA; two daughters, Lori Ann Argenio and her fiancé, Steve Jennings of Waverly, NY, Ann Marie Elia and her husband, Lawrence of Waverly, NY; three sons, Brian Edward Brown and his wife, Christine of Waverly, NY, Douglas Michael Brown of Waverly, NY, Christopher John Brown and his wife, Bekki of McGraw, NY; ten grandchildren, Krystyn Argenio and Anthony Argenio, Markus Brown and Matthew Brown, Mariah Brown, Michael Brown, Jonathan Brown and Nathaniel Brown, Noah Brown and Jessica Brown; a brother, Archie Lindley of Washington, PA; two sisters, Betty Jean Weaver of St. Petersburg, FL, Geraldine Englert of Sebring, FL; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents; she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Eileen Lindley; a sister, Nellie Helicke; an infant brother, Walter Lindley; and a brother, Harry Lindley. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, February 3, 2009, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's of The Lake Catholic Church, 905 N. Decatur in Watkins Glen, NY. Interment will be at a later date in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. The family will receive friends on Monday, February 2, 2009, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be directed to Hope Hospice House, 2430 Diplomat Parkway East, Cape Coral, FL 33909; or to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016 in Patricia Louise Brown's memory.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/29/2009

COOLIDGE JOSEPHINE
Obituary. August 1887.
Mrs. Josephine L. Miller (Nee Coolidge)departed this life Aug 11th, 1887, in the thirty-ninth year of age, and although her health had been some what on the decline for a year or more past her death was sudden and quite unexpected, even to those that were continually with her, and the lightning flash of the telegraph announcing the sad demise to relatives abroad dazed them alike as the fast-flying news or her death shocked those that were near by. Mrs. Miller was the wife our prominent townsman, Mr. George D. Miller to whom she was married about six years ago at her father's home in Wellsboro, Tioga county Pa., which was also the place of her nativity. She was the daughter of Mr. D. K. Coolidge, one of the oldest, most highly respected and best known citizens of Tioga county, who also count within his large circle of acquaintances many warm friends in Chemung and Bradford counties. Mrs. Miller was of noble liberality of mind, large and comprehensive intelligence, a delightful conversationalist, and a genial and interesting friend. Her short married life was an unexceptionably happy one. For her father she had a sacred reverence--- her own mother died many years ago for her husband a boundless love, and to her step-daughter Jessie she was a devoted mother and faithful guardian, for all her relatives she had a strong affection, and there was always welling up in her heart a warm place for every friend. She had but to form acquaintances to become respected and beloved, and although living in Athens but a comparatively short time, yet her tomb was surrounded by time largest concourse of mourners that have ever attended the obsequles of the dead in our beautiful cemetery. The impressive funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. H. Dresser, pastor of the Methodist church of Athens, to which denomination Mrs. Miller had been a devout and consistent member since her early girlhood. The music rendered by the choir from Litchfield was particularly touching and appropriate. Thou art gone. beautiful spirit, to those realms of bliss where the heavenly zephyrs of everlasting love shall fan thy radiant cheek through time limitless. We call it eternity ---thou knowest It to be but the continuation and the full development of life; a life the more beautiful because of time dark and mysterious ways that have led thee to it; the more glorious because thou knowest that thy Redeemer yet livith to make it possible for those that mourn thee here to come where thou art. Rest, sister, In thine angel home; and although thy husband mourneth for thee and will not be comforted ; although thine aged parent reaches out his hand toward thee as if for support in his great grief and thy daughter seeketh thee where thou cans't not be found, and though a great mean of grief went out from every house hold of thy relatives and friends that knew thee here, yet we mourn not for fear of thine eternal destination, hut because of our loss,---because thy gentle influence hath been. removed from our midst, because thy earthly habitation had not been prolonged amongst us. We are sore because thou hast gone where we cannot see as we believe thou seest. where only by the eye of faith can we be guided to that which thou now hast certain and sweet assurance. Not for thee are we sad, but because of our present loss of thy companionship, and yet we know that thy hand with others gone before, now beckons us their way and thy spirit will help to guide us to and though the "dark valley" whose misty shadow even now appear to us as if in the distance, but really near, and soon---very soon---where thou shall we be thy spirit hand will clasp outward reach the other shore, weary with earth's journey and thy angel voice will welcome glad refrain into the Celestial City---Thy Home and the City of God.

COOMBS   Harold Vincent "Harry" COOMBS, 53, of Vanderbilt Street, Athens, died unexpectedly at home on Thursday, June 19, 2003. He was born Nov. 6, 1949, in Sayre, the son of Harold ZEBULON and Pauline LYNCH COOMBS. He was a 1968 graduate of Athens High School. Harry excelled in sports and was a captain of the track and football teams. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and earned the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and other medals before being discharged honorably in 1972. On Jan. 5, 1974, he married Judith "Judi" ROOT in Plainfield, N.J. Harry spent many years volunteering at the Athens home track meets, measuring the shot put, javelin and discus. He was assistant indoor track coach for the 2002-03 season and had helped coach his son, Lindsay GREER and Meagan TRACY in throwing events. He was an avid sports fan, supporting the Athens wrestling, track and football programs. As a member of the Nittany Lions Club, he enjoyed attending the Penn State home football games for the past 29 years and finally made it to his first bowl game on Jan. 1, 2003. Harry was also a staunch New York Yankees and Jets supporter, whether winning or losing. He was employed at the Ingersoll Rand, Athens, since 1968. He was predeceased by his mother on Jan. 2, 1996; father, March 8, 1984; an uncle, Roy COOMBS, and his wife, Myrtle; and his aunts, Marguerite LYNCH and Dorothy COOMBS.  He is survived by his wife of 29 years; children, Jessika TRACY and Jefferson Clarence COOMBS, both at home; his grandson Jordan Vincent ALLIGER, at home, who was the joy of his life; his granddaughter, whom he just met, Madison Leigh JOSYLN of Towanda; his brother and sister-in-law, James Anthony and Vikki COOMBS of Athens; his sisters and brother-in-law, Joan Laura and John KEHOE of Florida and Mary McCLELLAN of Athens; his uncle and aunt Joseph LYNCH of Dushore and Arthur and Peggy COOMBS of Sayre; his aunts and uncle Mary and Bernard LITZELMAN of Dushore and Georgiana BERGMAN of Endicott, N.Y.; and nieces and nephews Michael and Bryan KEHOE of Florida, Emily and Ashley COOMBS of Athens, Scott McCLELLAN and Carrie McClELLAN NORTHRUP of Athens, and Christopher McCLELLAN of Pittsburgh. Family and friends may call Monday, June 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will follow there at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Vincent LANGAN, pastor of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Athens, officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Citizens and Northern Bank, 428 S. Main St., Athens, for his grandchildren's educational fund.

 

COOMBS James A. "Jim" Coombs

54, of Athens, died unexpectedly on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Robert Packer Hospital.  He was born on June 9, 1959, in Sayre, the son of the late Harold Z. and Pauline A. Lynch Coombs.  Jim was a Certified ASE Master GM, Nissan, and Kia technician. He was very well-known and respected for his knowledge and experience in diagnosing and repairing automobiles. Jim worked at Ingersoll Rand from 1979-1987, he then went to work as a mechanic for the Joe Mint Dealership in Sayre and continued working for two new additional owners to that facility, Royal Group and Williams Auto Group.  Jim was a local standout athlete while attending Athens Area Schools, excelling in football and wrestling. In his junior year of high school, he was ranked fifth in the state in wrestling. He was predicted to win states in his senior year but unfortunately a severe motorcycle accident ended that dream. However, he came back for that lost senior year, and again played football and wrestled, graduating in 1978.  He was well-loved for his very dry, sarcastic sense of humor, and his loyalty to his family and friends was never in doubt. He was an avid Penn State, NY Yankees, and NY Jets fan.  Two of the proudest moments of his life were being able to walk his beautiful daughter, Ashley, down the aisle to marry the love of her life, Tom Byrne, and being able to see his first granddaughter, Elexia Rae Sweet enter this world; to became "the light of his life," as he called her.  The bright spots in Jim's life was being able to spend time with Elexia whether cuddling her to sleep or riding her on his lawn mower. When Finn, his grandpuppy, was around you always knew that Jim had treats in his pocket and a smile on his face.  He is predeceased by his brother and best friend, Harold V. Coombs, June 19, 2003; father-in-law Francis Williams, Sept. 26, 2013, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Jim leaves behind mournfully his wife of 33 years, Vikki at home; his two beautiful daughters Ashley Ann (Tom) Byrne of Athens, and Emily Rae Coombs (Brandon Sweet) of Athens, and the light of his life, his granddaughter, Elexia Rae Sweet.  He also leaves his saddened sisters, Joan (John) Kehoe of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Mary McClellan of Athens; mother-in-law Patricia Williams of Athens; sisters-in-law Judi Coombs of Athens and Marilu (Tiger) White of Waverly; and brothers-in-law John Allen of Athens and Dan (Lori) Allen of Gillett. He will also leave several beloved nieces and nephews: Tyler Allen, P.W. Lane, Bryan Lane, Richard Lane, Brandon Lane, Brian Kehoe, Michael Kehoe, Jessika Coombs, Jefferson Coombs, Chris McClellan, Scott McClellan, Carrie Northrup, and their families.  He will be missed by numerous co-workers, friends, and customers, and all those who knew and loved him. Jim will also be missed sadly by his grandpuppy, Finn.  Friends and family may call on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 from 6 - 8 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 from 10 - 11 a.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at the Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Rob Wuethrich from the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made in Jim's memory to: American Diabetes Foundation, 65 East Elizabeth Ave., Sutie 502, Wilkes-Barre Office, Bethlehem, PA 18018 or the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850.   Many hearts were broken, On that day not long ago.  You didn't want to leave us, But our Jesus took you home.  We don't know what to do, We don't know where to turn.  Please guide us, my sweet love, So we know what to do.  Sayre Morning Times – October 9, 2013

 

COOMBS Kathleen "Kathy" M. Soprano

59, of Sayre, Pa., died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011 at Sayre House, Inc.  She was born November 2, 1951 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Arthur and Dorothy E. Kernan Coombs. Kathy attended Athens Area Schools, graduating in 1969. She graduated from Mansfield University attaining her Teaching Degree in 1972. Kathy was employed with the Athens Area School District as a teacher for 35 years. She was a member of the P.S.E.A., N.E.A., Winding River Players, Waverly Opera House, and the Church of the Epiphany.  She is predeceased by her brother Richard, 2010.  She is survived by her daughter, Courtney Ann Soprano of Athens, Pa., son Travis Michael (Jennifer) Soprano of Charlotte, N.C., grandchildren Ryan and Aubrey, sister Patricia Ann (Charles) Holler of Sayre, Pa., and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 from at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Church of the Epiphany, 304 South Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa. on Sept. 9, 2011 at 9:30am with the Rev. Wieslaw Ziebacz and Rev. Anne Bey Canfield co-officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made in Kathleen's memory to the: National Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation, Inc., 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034.   Towanda Daily Review – September 6

 

COOMBS Richard T. Coombs
57, of Athens, Pa., died on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 at home. He was born on March 30, 1953, in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Arthur J. and Dorothy Kernan Coombs. Richard graduated from Athens Area High School in 1971, obtained his bachelors degree from Mansfield University in 1975 and his masters degree from Bloomsburg University in 1987. He was a substitute teacher at Athens Area High School. Richard is survived by: his sisters, Patricia (Charles) Holler of Athens, Pa., and Kathleen Soprano of Sayre, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. At Richard's request there will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa., with Rev. Linda L. Rogers officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Greater Valley Emergency Medical Service, 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, PA 18840.  Towanda Daily Review  - December 10, 2010

COOMBS
Coombs, Roy W. age 61, of 217 Hugh St., Athens, Pa., Friday, November 24, 1972 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, Pa. Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. funeral and committal service Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Edward J. Mohr, pastor of the Trinity Church, Athens officiating. Burial Tioga Point Cemetery at a later date. Survived by wife, Myrtle; sister, Mrs. Georgianna Bergman of South Waverly; brothers. Harold and Arthur both of Athens; three aunts, Mrs. Gertrude Rounds of Sayre, Pa., Mrs. Mary Wood and Mrs. Bertha Coombs both of Elmira. He was a school teacher for 37 years in the Athens area; member of the Trinity Church of Athens, Pa.

CARROLL F. COONS, 53, of Milan, died at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Saturday, April 9, 1960.  Mr. Coons was born in Canton, October 13, 1906 and was graduated from the Canton High School and then studied accounting at the Meeker’s Business Institute in Elmira, N.Y.  He was a member of the Athens First Methodist Church.  He was a longtime member and past master of Rural Amity Lodge No. 70 F. & A. M. and also belonged to Amity Royal Arch Chapter.  He is survived by a son, William F. Coons of Rochester, N.Y., and a daughter Carol Ann of New York City; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Scholt and Mrs. Annabelle Deghan of Denver, Colo.; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at a funeral home in Athens, Tuesday, April 12, with the Rev. Paul E. Diehl officiating.  Burial was in Tioga Point Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN COOPER age 95 of 110 Colonial Drive, Horseheads formerly of Waverly and Litchfield, Wednesday, October 7, 1992 at the El-Cor Nursing home, Horseheads.  He was born in Litchfield on July 3, 1897, the son of William and Jessie McKinney Cooper.  Mr. Cooper was a dairy farmer in Litchfield for 50 years and moved to the Elmira area.  Mr. Cooper was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church, Rural Amity Lodge #70 F. & A. M., Northern Commandery #16 of Towanda and the United Temple of Dallas, PA.  He is survived by a granddaughter, Cindy Bates of Dryden, NY; two sisters, Eunice Correll of Poughkeepsie, NY and Elise Gillette of LaPorte, PA; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens on Friday from 7 to 9 PM.  Funeral and committal services will be held on Saturday at 10:00 AM at the funeral home.  The Rev. Herbert Bowen, Pastor of the Waverly United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens at the convenience of the family.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/10/1992

PERCY L. CORBIN, 80, of 403 N. Wilbur Ave., Sayre, died Thursday, April 6, 1995, at the Robert Packer Hospital, after a short illness.  Born in Potterville, Jan. 9, 1915, the son of George Dewitt and Flora Allyn Corbin, he was a graduate of  Orwell High School and Towanda High School.  He was employed by Penelec for over 35 years, retiring in 1977.  He was a member of; First United Methodist Church of Sayre; Rural Amity No. 70 F. and A.M., Athens; Amity Royal Arch Chapter, Athens; Valley of Williamsport Consistory, Williamsport, Pa.; Irem Temple of Dallas, Pa.; Loyal Order of Moose No. 1490 of Waverly; Athens Senior Citizens; and Penelec’s Retirees Association.  He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law: Pam and Dick Rockwell of North Syracuse, N.Y.; his grandsons; Bill Rockwell of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Kevin Rockwell of North Syracuse, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his wife, Leila, in 1992.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Eugene Jensen, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church Sayre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

CORNEBY - Frank G. Corneby, 78, of the Corneby Lumber Company and a resident of the Valley practically all his life, died at 8:10 last night at the LaPlant Nursing Home in Tioga Center, N.Y. after a lengthy illness. Mr. Corneby was born in Smithfield Township, but spent most of his life in the Valley. He was a member of the Athens Methodist church. He started in the lumber business in 1904 on Desmond street in Athens but after a fire in 1919, moved the business to its present location in Sayre. Survivors include: His wife, Harriet L. Corneby; three daughters, Mrs. Earl Wilson of Nichols; Mrs. Samuel Eason of Trenton, N.J., Mrs. Elmer Storelli of Athens; one son, Frank E. Corneby of Athens; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; two brothers, Herman Corneby of Sayre, and Buell Corneby of Binghamton; four sisters, Mrs. Charles Crawn of New Jersey, Mrs. Addie Rogers of Athens, Mrs. Floyd Loomis and Mrs. Floyd DePew of Milan. The body was brought to the Lowery Funeral home, 225 South Main street, Athens, where friends may call after noon tomorrow. Services will be at the funeral home Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Wesley I. Andrews officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point cemetery. Submitted by Marolyn Campbell Cole, RR 1, Box 105, Athens, PA 18810 email <cole@cyber-quest.com>

FRANK G. CORNEBY, 78, of the Corneby Lumber Company and a resident of the Valley practically all his life, died at 8:10 last night, Dec. 4, 1949, at the LaPlant Nursing Home in Tioga Center, N.Y. after a lengthy illness.  Mr. Corneby was born in Smithfield Township, but spent most of his life in the Valley.  He was a member of the Athens Methodist church. He started in the lumber business in 1904 on Desmond Street in Athens but after a fire in 1919, moved the business to its present location in Sayre.  Survivors include: His wife, Harriet L. Corneby; three daughters, Mrs. Earl Wilson of Nichols; Mrs. Samuel Eason of Trenton, N.J., Mrs. Elmer Storelli of Athens; one son, Frank E. Corneby of Athens; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; two brothers, Herman Corneby of Sayre, and Buell Corneby of Binghamton; four sisters, Mrs. Charles Crawn of New Jersey, Mrs. Addie Rogers of Athens, Mrs. Floyd Loomis and Mrs. Floyd DePew of Milan. The body was brought to the Lowery Funeral home, 225 South Main street, Athens, where friends may call after noon tomorrow.  Services will be at the funeral home Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Wesley I. Andrews officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point cemetery.

KEITH M. CORNEBY 62, of Columbia Cross Roads RR 3, died Tuesday, May 21, 1996, at Troy Community Hospital emergency room.  He was born Aug. 29, 1933, in Sayre, the son of George and Helen Kellogg Corneby.  He was formerly employed with American LaFrance of Elmira, N.Y., and was currently employed with Cummings Lumber Co. of Troy.  He loved his family and enjoyed his horses.  He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Julie Corneby; daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Lonnie Lopreste of Waverly and Donna and Brian Stanton of Chemung, N.Y.; sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Kimberly Corneby Jr. of Smithboro, N.Y., Kevin and Carol Corneby of Washington, D.C., and David and Cathy Corneby of Waverly, stepson, Kevin Merihew of Cortland, N.Y.; a stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Paula and Tom Dahl o Waldorf, Md.; 12 grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Leslie Merritt of Sayre; a sister, Joyce Blair of Scranton; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home Inc., on Wednesday, May 22, 1996, from 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral will be held on Thursday, May 23, 1996, at 2 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home Inc. with the Rev. James Barrett officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  –Towanda Daily Review.

CORNER  Henrietta PIETRO WALTER Walter of 424 N. Elmira St., Sayre, formerly of Athens, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003 at home, after a brief illness.  Born in South Waverly, she was the daughter of Jacob and Katherine KRAFT CORNER.  She attended Waverly schools.  She was formerly employed on the production line at the A&P Plant in Horseheads, N.Y. She retired from the housekeeping department of Robert Packer Hospital.  She was a member of Skiff-Bower VFW Ladies Auxiliary No. 1536 of Sayre, the Fort Sullivan Post No. 246 American Legion Auxiliary of Athens, a social member of Sons of Italy Roma Madre Lodge No. 1342 of Sayre and a member of the Women of the Moose No. 195, Waverly.  She is survived by: her children, Carlyle and Donna PIETRO of Bressler Street, Sayre, Henrietta LAMONTAGNE of Sayre, Bernard PIETRO of Norristown, Pa., and Steven PIETRO of Elmira, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Leon and Vi CORNER of Elmira; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by: her husbands, Adelbert PIETRO and Louis WALTER; grandson, Michael PIETRO; sisters, Lena HALSTEAD and Kathryn SERIBNER; and a brother, Harold CORNER.  There will be no calling hours.  Private funeral services will be held with the Rev. Erik FERGUSON of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  The family will provide flowers and suggest that memorial donations may be made in her name to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.

CORNER   Leon R. Age 86, of 382 E. Warren St., Elmira, NY. He was born August 29, 1919 in S. Waverly, NY, son of the late Jacob L. and Katherine (Craft) Corner and died Thursday, January 19, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Harold; and sisters, Lena, Katherine and Henrietta; and is survived by his wife, Viola; children, Jacob L. Corner of Elmira, Bonita Knight of Deltona, FL, Jane Corner of Waverly, NY, and Kenneth Corner of Totowa, NJ; stepchildren, Robert Sullivan of Richland, PA, Kenneth Sullivan of Dillsburg, PA, William Sullivan of Winthrop, NY, James Sullivan of Elizabethtown, PA, and Deborah Fraser of St. Regis Falls, NY; 27 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Leon retired from Thatcher Glass and was a U.S. Army veteran serving during WWII; a lifetime member of the Sgt. Jack Swan, D.A.V., Elmira, and the V.F.W. in Sayre, PA; member of the American Legion Post 154, Elmira Heights and the Loyal Order of the Moose # 1476, Horseheads. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, January 20th, from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, January 21st, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. His funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Rev. James Paul will officiate. Committal prayers and interment, with military honors, will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. Leon's family expresses their deepest gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center emergency room and I.C.U. for the wonderful care they gave Leon.

VERN W. COTTON, 70, of 784 South Main St., Athens died at his home Sunday Jan. 11, 1987. He was born in Litchfield on July 9, 1916, the son of William J. Cotton and Genevieve Huff Cotton. He was a lifelong resident of the Valley and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps. He was employed at the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens for 35 years, until his retirement in 1975. He was also a well-known auctioner for 25 years. He is a member of the Athens United Methodist Church, the Loyal Order of the Moose #1490 Waverly, the Waverly American Legion, the Mason Rural Amity Lodge #70, Athens. He was an honorary member of the Diahoga Hose Company of Athens. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Cotton at home; a son and daughter-in-law, William and Donna Cotton of Sayre; two daughters, Marjorie Huffman of Reston, Va., Mrs. Thomas (Thelma) O’Malley of LeRoy, N.Y.; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; mother, Genevieve Cotton of Athens and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Glenn Cotton. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 South Main St., Athens Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Wilmot Mather officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the Valley Ambulance Corps. –Towanda Daily Review

REV. ARNOLD D. COVEY SR., of Athens, RR 1 died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at the Dar-Way Nursing home after a brief illness.  Born in Laquin on March 18, 1918, the son of Chris W. and Florence M. Dale Covey, he graduated from Sayre High School and the Salvation Army Training School in New York City.  He served as a Salvation Army officer in New York, New England and New Jersey.  He later was ordained as a Wesleyan minister and also was the pastor at the First Church of God, Sayre, for eight years.  He was a former member of the Sayre Rotary Club and Masonic lodges.  He was predeceased by his wife, Verna Blaine, on Oct. 29, 2000; a daughter, Judith Kay Covey, in 1949; and a grandson, Steven DeMato, on March 10, 1995.  He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Sherrill and William Fritzinger of Lynchberg, Va., and Betty Jane and Carroll Fox of Statesville, N.C.; a son and daughter-in-law, Arnold Jr. and Doris Covey of Haultzdale, Pa.; six grandchildren, including Arnold Covey III, whom was raised by his grandparents; seven great-grandchildren; his brother, Clifford Henry of Parkville, Md.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special friend, Connie Baker of Sayre.  Family and friends may call Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the First Church of God, Sayre, with the Rev. George Ayers officiating, and the Rev. Kimberly Clark, pastor of the First Church of God and Lt. Leonard Wacenske of the Salvation Army co-officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the First Church of God, 416 N. Keystone Ave., Sayre, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

COVEY - Florence Henry.  The funeral and committal services for Florence Dale Covey Henry, 98, formerly of Athens, were held Tuesday, Jan 2, 1996, at 1 p.m. at the First Church of God in Sayre, with Rev. Edward LeCates officiating.  Interment was in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Pallbears were: Arnold D. Covey II, Arnold D. Covey III, Chrispoher and Kenneth Henry, Thomas Blackman and Dle Schon.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Marroott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Townada.  RHW 3 Jan 1996.

COVEY   Florence Dale Covey Henry, 98, formerly of Athens, diedFriday morning, Dec. 29, 1995, at the Mt. Laurel Nursing Home in Clearfield, PA.  The funeral and committal services will be held Tuesday, Jan 2, 1996 at 1 p.m. at the First Church of God in Sayre with Rev. Edward LeCates officiating.  Interment will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  The family will receive friends Tuesday afternoon one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the First Church of God, in care of Arlene Pickering, 416 N. Keysotne Ave., Sayre, PA 18840, in Florence Henry's memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral HOme, 217 York Ave., Towanda, PA.  RHW 02 Jan.1996.

COVEY –MARY C. CONGDON, 91, of Athens, Pa., died at her home on Tuesday May 30, 2006.
She was born July 7, 1914, in LaQuin, Pa., to the late James A. and Katherine Trobridge Covey. Mary was a member of the Athens First United Methodist Church.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.  She was predeceased by her husband of 40 years, Dr. Wiley W. Congdon I; her sisters Inez Hollingshead, Emma Williams, Nina Lesko, Dorothy Soprano and Phylis Peishel; as well as her brothers, Leon, Wilson M., James T., Donald, Gerald, Robert and Richard Covey.  She is survived by her son, Wiley J. Congdon of Athens; her daughter, Constance Bryan of East Athens, Pa.; her grandchildren, Wiley W. Congdon II of Waverly, N.Y., Mary Grace Congdon of Athens and Matthew C. Bryan of Sayre, Pa.; her sister Doris King of Newtown Square, Pa.; her sister-in-law, Helen Covey of Horseheads, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews; and her brother-in-law, Hopkin Williams of Athens.  Friends and family may call from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 2, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3, at the funeral home with the Rev. Martin Bovee officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

COWLES Irene E. Brown

Age 92, of Horseheads, NY, died Saturday, January 07, 2012 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility in Elmira, NY. Irene was born on September 16, 1919 in Athens, PA, daughter of the late Henry and Hazel (Frutchey) Cowles. Irene was a longtime member of the Centenary Methodist Church in Elmira and treasurer for the church for many years. She volunteered for RSVP and was a foster mother for over 28 years. Irene was a wonderful mother and grandmother and will be missed dearly by her family. She is survived by her daughter, Reva (Wayne Sr.) Keough of Horseheads; son, Dennis Brown of Elmira; many grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Irene was predeceased by her husband, Leonard; sons, Garland and Lawrence Sr.; sister, Vivian Williams. It was Irene's request that no services be held for her. Interment will take place in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, PA, at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted with the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – January 8, 2012

 

CRANMER –GUILA CRANMER WILLIAMS, 97, widow of John T. (Jack) Williams, formerly a resident of Sidney, N.Y., for 40 years, died Sunday morning, Feb. 16, 1997, at the Sayre House, Sayre, where she had resided for the past four years.  She had been residing with her niece and husband Alta D. and Walter C. Harris of Monroeton RR 1, before becoming a guest of the Sayre House.  Born Dec. 23, 1899 in Franklin Township, Bradford County, Pa., she was a daughter of the late William A. and Elizabeth Benjamin Cranmer.  Guila married John J. (Jack) Williams on Dec. 19, 1922.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years on Jan. 20, 1992.  Mrs. Williams was a graduate of the Powel High School, class of 1917 and she Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing.  Guila was formerly employed by the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Delhi Hospital, Delhi, N.Y.; and the Fox Hospital, Oneonta, N.Y.; and served as a private duty nurse.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Sidney, N.Y.  Surviving are: a son, Robert Cranmer Williams of Phoenix, Ariz.; a grandson, K. Sean Williams of Kissimmee, Fla.; nieces, Beryl Wilbur of Troy and Alta Harris of Monroeton RR 1; nephews; W. Donald Dunn of Powell, Gerald Dunn of Wysox, Harold Dunn of Monroeton RR 1 and Lyle Dunn of Overton.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, June Elizabeth Williams, in 1944; an infant son; and a sister, Gretchen Dunn in 1979.  The funeral and committal service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald Troup, pastor of the Monroeton United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home.  The family suggests memorials may be directed to the Sidney United Methodist Church, Sidney, N.Y. in Mrs. Williams’ memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

CRAWFORD William Leigh Crawford

82, of Concord, N.C., died peacefully at his home on October 8, 2011.  Born in Sayre, Pa., February 17, 1929, he was the son of Leigh and Katherine Blackman Crawford of Athens. Bill graduated from Athens High School with the class of 1947; he served one enlistment in the peacetime Navy and was discharged as a Petty Officer Second Class. William began a career with IBM in 1956 and retired after 34 years of service; he was inducted into the Elks at Sayre Lodge #1148 and was a life member of Tucson, Ariz., Lodge #385. Bill was an avid sportsman and nature lover, wonderful grandfather, and an avid joke and storyteller — some of the stories were actually later to be found somewhat true.  His loving wife, Eleanor, preceded him in death August 30, 1999.  He is survived by five children: Dr. Stephen Crawford (and his wife Patricia) of Lafayette Hill, Pa.; Brian Crawford of Madison, Miss.; Janice (and her husband Dr. Edward Bzik) of Boalsburg, Pa.; Kevin Crawford of Millerton, Pa.; and Susan (and her husband David Magee) of Hazel Green, Ala.. He is also survived by his grandchildren Katherine, Elizabeth, Sean, Sara, Todd, Victoria, Jordan, Jessica, Caitlin, Rebecca; his brothers Thomas, of Atlanta, Ga. and A. Richard, of Homer, N.Y.; his beloved Aunt "Molly" Zello, of Waverly; his long-time friend, Peggy Hayden of Concord, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Bill’s family will receive friends Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond Street, Sayre, Pa. A memorial service will follow at noon at the funeral home with the Rev. Andrea Baldyga, tector of the Church of the Redeemer, Sayre, officiating. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations, if desired, may be directed in Bill’s name to any of the organizations assisting the Irene/Lee Flood victims in his beloved Valley.  Sayre Morning Times – October 11, 2011

 

CRAWN – Blanche B. Brown, 95
Blanche B. Brown, 95, of RR 3 Troy, died on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1991.  She was born on April 10, 1896 in Herrickville, Pa., the daughter of Nicholas and Louise O’Conner Crawn.  Mrs. Brown had been employed for many years as an inspector at GTE-Sylvania, Towanda.  She is survived by a son and grandson, Paul and Peter Brown, both of Shaker Heights, Ohio; and a niece, Mary Tolbert.  There will be no calling hours.  Committal services will be held at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 11 a.m.  Rev. Edward Huntsman, pastor of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, will officiate.  Arrangements were made by the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens.  Sayre Evening Times, 24 Oct 1991

 

CRAYTON –DAISY E. WOOD, 93, formerly of Paine Street, Athens, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at the Heritage Nursing Home in Athens.  She was born Nov. 17, 1908, in Athens the daughter of Floyd and Elsie R. Durrant Crayton.  Daisy lived behind her grandfather and grandmother’s confectionery store, Durrant’s Soda Bar, in Athens while growing up.  She helped in the store until it was sold to Robert Mitchell.  She graduated from Athens High School in 1926 and then attended Mansfield Teachers College, graduating in 1930.  She taught fourth grade at Page School, where Page Manor is now, and also the third grade at the Main Elementary School.  She met her husband Ashley, who lived in Sayre, in the summer of 1941 in Atlantic City, N.J. at a Christian Endeavor Convention.  They were married in June of 1942.  She was a substitute teacher for many years.  When her mother came to live with them, she no longer taught school but stayed home to take care of the family, retiring in 1969.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Athens, a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Sayre and a former member of the University Club.  Her husband, Ashley, predeceased her in May of 1996 and her daughter, Mary; died in February 1997.  She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Clarice Wood and Norma Shaffer, both of Sayre, and two nephews, Charles and David Wood.  Family and friends may call Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Athens.  Funeral and committal services will follow there at 11 a.m. with the pastor, the Rev. Willem Bodisco Massink, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.     Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial fund of the First Presbyterian Church of Athens, 622 ½ S. Main St., Athens, Pa.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

CROCKER  James Arthur (Art) CROCKER, 83, of 118 McDuffy Street, Sayre died Oct. 20, 2004 at his home after a brief illness.  Born July 5, 1921 in Sayre, he was the son of William and Hazel Horton Crocker. He graduated from Athens High School in 1939 and retired from IBM in 1983 after 30 years of service. He served in WWII with the 82nd Airborne Infantry Division. Art was a member of the BPOE Sayre Elks Lodge, the Rural Amity Masonic Lodge in Athens where he was a 33rd degree Mason, and an active member at the First United Methodist Church in Sayre.  He is survived by: His son and daughters-in law William and Brenda Crocker of Sayre and Robert and Valerie Crocker of Sayre, daughter and son-in-law Sharon and Gabe Rocco of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter Merrie Lou BELL of Johnson City, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a special friend Julia Gardner and his extended family.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, the former Sylvia Bradley in 1952, a sister, Augusta in 1948, and his wife of 45 years, the former Beverly Jennings in 1999.  Calling hours will be held Saturday, Oct. 23 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Sayre. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.. and will be officiated by Rev. Dianne Bentley and Anne Canfield. A burial will follow at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, Pa., 18848 or the First United Methodist Church of Sayre, 200 W. Lockhart Street, Sayre, Pa., 18840. Arrangements are under the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 126  N. Elmer Ave., Sayre

 

CROLL Roberta Croll Paden

a long-time resident of Waverly, NY and Dallas, TX died Tuesday, October 26, 2010 in Bastrop, TX. She was 83.  Born on April 12, 1927 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, she was the daughter of Charlotte and Dr LaRue W Croll.of Waverly. She attended local schools, graduating from Waverly High School in 1945, and after a year of secretarial school in New York City, graduated from Edgewood Park Junior College in 1948. She returned to Waverly that year and managed Harding's Dress Shop on Broad Street for several years.  While at college, she met her future husband, John K. Paden, who was attending United States Military Academy at West Point. They were married in the First Presbyterian Church of Waverly in 1952 and lived in a number of military posts in the US concluding with three years in Salzburg, Austria. Upon leaving the Army, the Padens moved to Texas for 25 years where they raised their family of four children, mostly in Dallas.   Roberta returned to the Valley in 1982 to care for her aging parents. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Waverly.   In 2002, she moved to Detroit, Michigan to be with her daughter, Elizabeth, who subsequently became ill with cancer, and then, in 2009, she returned to Texas to be close to her remaining children. She is survived by three sons: John K. Paden, Jr., of Houston; Jerome Paden of Geneseo, Kansas and Galveston, and Russell Paden of Austin; nine grandchildren; and a sister, Elizabeth Croll Atkinson of Mattapoisett, Mass. A private family service and interment for both Roberta and her daughter will be held on June 3, 2011 in the Croll family plot at the Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens.   Sayre Morning Times – May 26, 2011

 

FAY G. CRON, 92, 9f 924 N. Elmira St., Sayre, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, at his home.  Born March 28, 1911, in Ricketts, Pa., he was a son of the late Richard and Jessie Pete Cron.  Fay spent the early years of his life in Powell and attended school there.  Fay was employed by the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens for 35 years until his retirement.  He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing cards, shuffleboard, hunting and fishing.  He was a devoted N.Y. Yankees fan.  Surviving are his wife, Ellen Aslinger Cron, at home, his children Sharon L. Mincer Wood of Waverly, N.Y., Audie J. Mincer and his wife Vickie Mincer of Waverly, N.Y., Harry Allan Mincer and his wife Deanna Mincer of Waverly, NY., Fay A. Cron and his wife Lisa Cron of Scottsdale, AZ., Theresa Cron and James Jones of Anaheim, CA.; six grandchildren, Jeremy, Joshua, Joel, Erica, Scott and Sierra; a great-granddaughter, Alexis; a sister, Helen Watkins of Powell; a sister-in-law, Lillian Cron of Athens; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law James Cron and Eleanor Cron, and two brothers, Clarence Cron and Raymond Cron.  Also preceding him were sisters and brothers-in-law, Bessie and Lester Cole, Blanche and Jesse Morris and Ruth and Ken Williams.  The funeral and committal service will he held Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. William Wells officiating.  Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  The family will receive friends Wednesday afternoon from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

CROSSETT John P. Crossett

67, of Sayre, Pa., died on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at home surrounded by his family following an extended illness.  He was born on May 24, 1945 in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late James A. and Luella C. Talada Crossett.  John served in the U.S. Air Force for twenty years as a jet mechanic, and served in the Vietnam Conflict. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. John was an avid fisherman, hunter, and enjoyed spending time outdoors. He was a member of the V.F.W. Skiff Bower Post #1536, Fort Sullivan Post American Legion Post #246, and the Waverly Sportsman’s Club.  He is predeceased by his granddaughter Sara Strope and brother Richard Crossett.  John is survived by his children: Dawn Davis of Shallotte, NC, Monika and Steve Johannesen of Goodlettsville, Tenn., and John and Cary Crossett of Litchfield, Pa.; grandchildren, Danielle, Justine, Courtney, Ryan, Lane, Jace, Kaley, and Masey; siblings, Dawn (Tom) Babcock of Va., Bob Crossett of Towanda, Pa., Vicki (Jim) Gilbreath of Hawthorne, Fla., and Cheryl (Jim) Oros of Cortland, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. A memorial will follow at the funeral home at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Andrea Baldyga from Church of the Redeemer officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in John’s memory to the: Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, Pa., 18848.  Sayre Morning Times – September 21, 2012

 

 

CROUSE Charles J. Crouse

Age 86 of Sayre, Pennsylvania died on Friday, May 25, 2012 at Troy Community Hospital, Troy, Pennsylvania. Charlie married Beverly Bennett on December 15, 1973. He was employed by Henkle & McCoy until his retirement. He is survived by wife Beverly, two sons, Charles and Robert, both from Tuscon, Arizona, cousins and an aunt. Charlie served with the US Army during WW11. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Cooties and Catholic War Vets. A time of gathering with family and friends will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Charles’s life with full military honors will be at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one’s favorite charity. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania.   Sayre Morning Times – May 29, 2012

 

CROWLEY Robert P. (Bob) Crowley

Robert (Bob) P. Crowley, 92, of Lake Frederick, Va., formerly of Athens, Pa., died on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at home with his family by his side.  He was born on April 16, 1919 in Sayre, Pa., a son of the late Andrew J. and Ethel I. Burke Crowley.  He graduated from Athens High School class of 1936. Bob served in the United States Army's 9th Division in Europe during World War II. He was wounded three different times from 1944 to 1945 earning several medals. He was most proud of the fact that he received the Purple Heart for his service. After World War II, Bob returned to Athens, Pa., and worked as a tool maker at the Ingersoll-Rand for 45 years, retiring in 1980.  During his employment he was president of the Ingersoll-Rand's Service Club that promoted services and activities for the workers during holidays and special company occasions. He was elected to the Farmer's National Bank of Athens, Pa. Board of Directors and was instrumental in promoting the growth of the bank which is now part of Citizens and Northern Corporation. Bob was a lifetime member of the Elks B.P.O.E. No. 1148, Sayre, Pa., and a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Athens, Pa. He was an avid NY Yankee and NY Giant fan throughout his lifetime. He loved playing golf and was a regular at Tomasso's golf course until relocating to Virginia. Bob was also a member of the Valley Bowling Hall of Fame.  He is predeceased by his parents; brothers, Lorne Crowley and Andrew Crowley; and sister Evelyn Hannon.  Bob is survived by his wife, Virginia, of 69 years, at home; children Carol Crowley of Ulster, Pa., Robert Crowley of McCormick, S.C. and Suzanne Brotzman (Woody) of White Post, Va.; grandchildren Andrew Crowley and Shannon Crowley of Annapolis, Md., Sherry Hyland (Jim) of Jersey Shore, Pa., Kristy Barton (Jim) of Stephens City, Va., and great-grandchildren IT3 Nicholas Barton (Megan) Portsmouth, Va., Jake Barton of Stephens City, Va., Duncan Maitland, Jim Hyland and Molly Hyland of Jersey Shore, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at the Church of the Epiphany, 304 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa., with the Rev. Andrew Hvozdovic officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Bob's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project (woundedwarriorproject.org) or a charity of your choice.  Towanda Daily Review – April 7, 2012 

 

CRYDER Eleanor M. (Cryder) Boulrice

74, of S. Waverly, Pa., died on Monday, May 16, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital with her daughter at her bedside.  She was born January 12, 1937 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Martin and Helen Ganc Cryder.  Eleanor is best remembered for her love of family, especially her grandchildren, Amy and Shane Pond, Brittany and Tiffany Kline and Todd Eccleston Jr. Her flower garden brought her much joy as well as playing with her dog Cinnamon. She attended Epiphany School, graduating from Sayre High School.  She is predeceased by her husband Bernard Boulrice Sr., 2002, sons Bernard Boulrice Jr., and newborn son Jesse Boulrice, father and mother-in-law Jesse and Alice (Labier) Boulrice, brothers and sisters-in-law Alcide and Shirley (Boulrice) Bechard, Robert and Joyce (Boulrice) Burns, Robert and Marsha (Wood) Boulrice, Donald and Veronica (Ganc) Boulrice, Roderick and Beverly (Boulrice) Willette, Lawrence Tatro, and Carl and Linda (Boulrice) Kelly.  Eleanor is survived by son Richard Boulrice and companion Debbie of Vestal, N.Y., daughters Connie (Boulrice) Pond and her Companion Todd Eccleston,Sr. of Nashua, N.H., and Susie (Boulrice) Kline and companion David Oldroyd of Waverly, N.Y., five grandchildren as listed previously, brother Martin Cryder Jr., brothers and sisters-in-law Catherine (Boulrice) Tatro of Pensacola, Fla., Frank and Elizabeth (Boulrice) Ashline of Mooers, N.Y., Roland and June (Boulrice) Juneau of Chazy, N.Y., and Richard and Dianne (Boulrice) Juneau of Morrisonville, N.Y., and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Friday, May 20, 2011from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 S. Main Street, Athens, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 20, 2011at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, 304 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Eleanor’s memory to the: American Kidney Fund, Inc., 6110 Executive Blvd., Rockville. MD 20852.  Sayre Morning Times – May 19, 2011

 

CULLEN - TAYLOR
Mary Agnes Age 59 of Sayre, PA died Saturday August 11, 2001. Born November 16, 1941 in Sayre, PA the daughter of James W. and Helen Scanlin Cullen. She was a graduated of Notre Dame High School and received a bachelor's degree from Nazareth College. After graduation, Mary devoted herself to raising her three children before returning to the teaching profession at the Athens Area High School. While at Athens High School, Mary was actively involved in the business education, information technology, web-page development SAP team and the society of the Ya Ya Girls. Additionally, Mary was an active member of the Epiphany Parish through the Eucharistic Minister/Lector program and the Perpetual Adoration Society. She was predeceased by her father the Honorable James W. Cullen. She is survived by her husband, Harvey W. Taylor Jr., her mother of Sayre, her son Michael Lynch, a daughter, Kathleen Lynch, a son and daughter-in-law, Patrick and Erica Lynch. Also surviving is her grandchild, Emily Lynch, a loving extended family, Jason Taylor, Justin Taylor, Michelle and Joseph Cianfoni and their children, a sister and brother-in-law, Jeanne and Tony Lampazzi, a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Jane Cullen, her Aunt Mary Summer and two nieces and three nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre, PA, with Rev. William Karle officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. A reception honoring Mary will be held following the services. There will be no calling hours. The family has established the Mary Agnes Taylor Memorial Scholarship at Athens High School in lieu of flowers. Donations should be directed to the Athens High School, 401 W. Frederick St., Athens, PA 18810.

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