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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) 


 

DAHER Ernest "Ernie" Daher

68, of Sayre, Pa., died on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 at home following an extended illness.  He was born on Feb. 14, 1944 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of the late Ernest and Anna Unger Daher. Ernie worked as a teacher of mathematics for the North Babylon School District and served as Department Chair of Mathematics at the Cold Spring Harbor District. Ernie enjoyed model railroading, reading, gardening, attending Binghamton Mets games and was an avid NY Mets fan.  Ernie is survived by his wife of 34 years, Cecelia, at home; sisters Barbara (Dennis) Wilson of Waynesboro, Va., Anne (Edward) Byrne of Ronkonkoma, N.Y. and Linda (Thomas) Feeley of Bohemia, N.Y.; brothers-in-law Thomas Collins of Athens, Pa., and Edward (Laurie) Collins of Burlington, Vt., and numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends and family may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Linda Rogers officiating.  Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Ernest's name to the: Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA 18848; Stray Haven 194 Shephard Rd., Waverly, NY 14892; or Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. 179, Ulster, PA 18850.  Towanda Daily Review – September 29, 2012

 

DAILY –JANE A. FICE, 58, of 823 N. Wilbur Ave., Sayre died suddenly Wednesday Sept. 6, 1989 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was born in Towanda, Nov. 17, 1930, the daughter of Joseph E. and Elizabeth Shay Daly. She has been a resident of Sayre for many years and was employed at the Guthrie Clinic as a communications clerk for several years. She is a member of the Epiphany Catholic Church in Sayre and its Altar and Rosary Society. Surviving are her husband, Richard at home; one son, David Fice of Waverly, NY; two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Kathleen) Gillette of Waverly, NY and Elizabeth Fice at home; one grandson, one sister, Elizabeth Daly of Sayre; three brothers, Gene, John and Philip Daly all of Towanda; plus several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, James Daly in 1976. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. tonight at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens. A prayer service will be held at 9 a.m. at the funeral home on Friday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at the Epiphany Catholic Church, Sayre with the Rev. Joseph Sammons, pastor as celebrant. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens. There will be a Recitation of the Rosary at 8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review

 

DALE - Sandra Dale Blackman, 74, of Waverly, N.Y., died as gracefully as she lived on April 3, 2008. She was born on March 28, 1934, in Towanda, Pa. After raising five children with great love and affection, Sandy went to work and retired from the Pennsylvania & Southern Gas Co. She was dedicated to her family and friends and was loved by everyone who knew her for her sense of humor, her kindness and her gentle ways. Surviving her are her husband of 54 years, Thomas Blackman, at home; her daughter, Vicki Kraft (Bud Riffle) of Athens, Pa.; sons, Robin (Karen Cardon) of Rochester, N.Y., Tracy of Towanda, Pa., Jamie (Laurie Pica) of Elmira, N.Y., and Randy of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Also surviving are granddaughters Kari Kraft, Alexis Blackman, Brittany Blackman, Alisha Blackman and Caitlin Blackman. Her grandsons are Nickolas Blackman, Philip Blackman, Daniel Blackman, Kevin Blackman and Brandon Blackman. Also surviving are her niece Carol (Green) Suggs and her husband, John Suggs, of Philadelphia. Sandy was predeceased by her parents, Clyde and Mearl (Alexander) Dale; sister, Lois (Bill) Green; daughter-in-law, Jane (Daly) Blackman; and granddaughter, Amanda Blackman. A time for gathering with family and friends will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 4, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. The celebration of Sandra's life will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at the Blauvelt Funeral Home with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield honoring her memory. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. - Published in the Towanda Daily Review on 4/4/2008.

 

DANDREA - DOANE, Janet D.
Age 73 of Horseheads went home to be with the Lord on Sat. May 15, 2010. Janet was born June 1, 1936 in Elmira, NY, the daughter to the late Salvatore and Ida (Auge) Dandrea. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Lynn M Doane; three sons, Ronald E. Doane (Linda) of Horseheads, NY, Timothy J. Doane (Janine) of Elmira Heights, NY, Patrick J. Doane (Stacy) of Carlisle, PA; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Doane Sherburne (Robert Sherburne) of Horseheads, NY, Joseph H. Doane of Raleigh, NC, Harley J. Doane (fiance Allison Hahn) of Bridgeville. PA, Corbin R. Doane of Indiana, PA, Brianne K. Doane of Carlisle, PA, Bryce P. Doane of Carlisle, PA; brother, John Dandrea (Virginia) of Horseheads, NY; brother-in-law, James Dominikoski, Arthur VanGerpen; brother-in-law, Terry (Lillian) Doane, Gary (Martha) Doane Bruce (Lucy) Doane; and many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her parents; and her sisters, Marie VanGerpen and Rosanne Dominikoski. She was a former member of Sweet Adelines of Hornell, NY. Janet enjoyed singing in church choirs. She was a Cub Scout leader, Member of the Antique Automobile Club of America, Member of Twin Tier Vintage Car Club, and she attended Hillcrest Baptist Church. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Thurs. May 20, 2010 from 2-4:00 and 7-9:00 pm. Her service will take place there on Fri. at 10:00 am with the Rev. Clifford Proper to officiate. Interment to follow in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Janet with memorials to Hillcrest Baptist Church 115 West Hill Rd., Elmira, NY 14903, Strong Liver Transplant Center, C/O Strong Memorial Hospital 601 Elmwood Ave., Box Surg/TSP Rochester, NY 14642 Attn: Lori, and Susan G. Komen Foundation , Elmira Affiliate, 707 Tifft Ave. Horseheads, NY 14845.  Published in Star-Gazette from May 17 to May 18, 2010

 

CLAIR H. DANIELS, 70, of 419 N. Wilbur Ave., Sayre died Friday Feb. 16, 1990 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Sept. 18, 1919 in Sayre, he was the son of Jacob and Charlotte Osmer Daniels. Mr. Daniels was a graduate of Athens High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in North Africa and took part in the Invasion of Salerno, Anzio, Southern France. He then went into Germany and Austria and was discharged No. 1, 1945 as a sergeant, having received the Purple Heart. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier and worked his way up to postmaster of the Athens Post Office. He retired in 1984 following 42 years of service. Mr. Daniels was co-owner of a photography store from 1947-48 in Sayre and served as scoutmaster for Scout Troop 19 of Sayre from 1957-67. He also worked as a part-time projectionist for the Sayre Theatre for many years. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Sayre, VFW Skiff Bower Post No. 1536, Sayre, American Legion Betowski-VanDeMark Post No. 492, Waverly and the National Association of Postmasters. Mr. Daniels is survived by his wife, Norma at home; two daughters, Kay Cobb of Sayre and Gail A. Bunzo of Schnecksville, Pa.; two sons, Thomas of Chicago, Ill. And John of Dorrence, Pa.; a brother, Donald Daniels of Thielle, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, Sayre with the Rev. Rodney Saylor, pastor officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services, 201 Allison St., Sayre, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens. –Towanda Daily Review

 

DANIELS Sidney D. Daniels

Sidney D. Daniels, 80, of Athens, Pa., died at his home on June 10, 2011.  He was born May 4, 1931 in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Edward E. and Louise Cole Daniels.  Sidney served in the U.S. Air Force as a Staff Sergeant during the Korean Conflict and two terms of duty in the Vietnam War. He was Bob Hope’s driver in the Korean Conflict and assisted with the first rocket launch at Cape Canaveral. He was employed as a mail carrier with the Athens Post Office upon his return from the service. Sidney was a member and Past Exalted Ruler of the B.P.O.E. Sayre Elks Lodge #1148 and volunteered at bingo for 20 years, was a member of the Waverly Masonic Lodge, Skiff Bower Post V.F.W., and American Legion Post #283. He was an Eagle Scout, received the Life Saving Medal from the Boy Scouts, and was a member of the Barber Shop Quartet.   He is predeceased by his wife of 53 years Elizabeth Daniels.  Sidney is survived by his daughters Betty (Fred) Sindoni of Sayre, Pa., and Lynne (Rich) Ferreira of Athens, Pa., grandchildren Michael (Kelly) Sindoni, Melissa Sindoni, and Katie-Marie (Christopher) Carpenter, great-grandchildren Cody Sindoni, Logan Sindoni, Connor Sindoni, and Emerald Ferreira, sister J. Louise Wolcott, siblings and spouses Edward (Virginia) Daniels, Frederick (Mary) Daniels, and Paula (Jim) Cleveland, special friend Jeanine Duncan, and many exceptional caregivers.  Friends and family may call on Sunday, June 12, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 1 p.m.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101.  Sayre Morning Times – June 12, 2011

 

HENRY S. DARROW
Henry S. Darrow, 86, of Wellsboro and formerly of Sayre, died Wednesday, October 9, 1991 at the Broad Acres Nursing home in Wellsboro. He was born in West Burlington Township on January 17, 1905, the son of Lloyd and Martha Ward Darrow. He was a graduate of Mansfield Normal School and served as principal of Rome High School.  He was later involved in bridge construction, dairy farming and the purchasing department of IR-Athens.  He was a member of the Towanda United Methodist  Church.  He served as a School Board Director for Troy for 18 years. Mr. Darrow is survived by sons, Richard Darrow, Middlebury Center, PA and G. William Darrow, Boston, MA; daughter, Mrs. Martha Fleck, Leesburg, FL; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Elizabeth Lucas, Troy RD 3; nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were held October 11 at the Lowrey Funeral Home in Athens with the Rev. George Nesbitt officiating and burial to be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. (TGR, Thursday, October 17, 1991)

DASKAM Leon O.
Age 74 of Elmira, died Friday, October 9, 2009 at home. Leon was born in Sayre PA, the son of Harry and Ina Daskam. He is survived by wife Carol L. Maricle; daughters Bonnie Vary and Jean (Dennis) Mears of Fort Myers FL; son Bryan (Denise) Daskam of Florida; sister Lucille DeHaven of Tennessee; step children, Debbie (John) Havens of Waverly, Susan (Fred) Ripley of Elmira, Julie Carter with friend Jerry of Virginia; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Leon was a US Navy veteran. He was retired from Ingersol-Rand in Painted Post. Leon enjoyed golf, boating and was an avid NASCAR fan. He was an accomplished musician and played the piano, organ and guitar. At Leon's request a private family burial will take place at Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens PA. Donations in Leon's memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning NY 14830. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.
Published in Star-Gazette on October 12, 2009

DAUBERMAN –EVIE M. DAUBERMAN MOON died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005 at the Sayre House. She was born June 4, 1910 in Mill Hall, Pa., to Charles and May Smith Dauberman. During World War II she worked at Sylvania in Towanda, then moved to the Valley in 1953.  She worked as a cook at Chacona's, The Forrest House, and retired in 1973 from the Red Wood Dairy Bar on Tannery Curve in Athens. Evie was happiest when she was busy and was an accomplished cook, baker and seamstress. She was dedicated to her family. After her retirement, she enjoyed being out of doors, being with her family, and taking short trips to visit relatives. She was preceded in death by her spouse, Boyd W. Moon; Evie's son, Merle S. Bair Sr.; a daughter, Elsa Moon Wright; and her brother, Claude "Butch" Dauberman. She is survived by: her daughters, Genevieve "Jane" Wright, Naomi Moon and Lois L. Moon; 14 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 38 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service for family will be held at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. At the convenience of the family, burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made to the Sayre House, Inc., Activity Fund, 1001 Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840; or the Alzheimer's Association of Northeast Pa., Kirby Health Center, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. Contributed by Carol Brotzman  -Evening Times Feb. 10, 2005

DAVENPORT James A.
US Army Veteran, Age 90, of Elmira, NY, died at home surrounded by his loving family on August 23, 2008 following a brief illness. James was born March 27, 1918 in Sayre, PA, the son of General James W. Davenport, Elizabeth M. Croup Burnham and Lois MacGuffie Davenport. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, C. Lucille Ackerman Davenport; his children, Judith (Robert) Callene of Kissimmee, FL, James W. II (Bonnie) Davenport of Elmira, NY, Elizabeth Nancy Sabatura of Horseheads, NY, Gary B. (Mary) Davenport of Elmira, NY; daughter-in-law, Diane Oertel Davenport of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Regina Noyes, Ralph Arnold, Michele Dixon, Andrea Rousseau, Janelle Oshetski, Sean Davenport, Jozef Sabatura, Nikolas Sabatura, Anya Quattrini, Scott Woodhouse, Andrew Woodhouse and Richard Callene; and 14 great-grandchildren. James was also survived by his brothers, Robert F. Davenport of Stroudsburg, PA, Martha Davenport Schreck of Sayre, PA, Warren MacGuffie Davenport of Wysox, PA; along with many nieces, nephews and close friends. James was predeceased by his son, John E. Davenport; and great-granddaughter, Jennifer Noyes. He retired after 39 years of loyal service from Moore Business Forms, Inc. in Elmira, NY. He was a 50-year life member of the United States Power and Sail Squadron, and the last surviving charter member of the Seneca Power Squadron serving 2 terms as Commander achieving the rank of JN. James was also the last surviving charter member of the Southern Tier Yacht Club in Watkins Glen, NY. He enjoyed as many as 50 or more years with his wife and children on the family cruiser on Seneca Lake and the Finger Lakes traveling the NY canals and waterways into the Great Lakes and Canada. He taught the family to respect the water, powerboats, sailboats and the rules of navigation. He also taught numerous Boaters' Safety courses in the community for the Power Squadron. After he and Lucille retired, they also retired their boat and began their new journey with their motor home traveling south during the winter and a carefully planned excursion with their cat Kiki to the West Coast. Together they had visited 46 of the 50 states. He was an avid photographer and prided himself with taking photos wherever they went. James was a member of the FMCA, PenNY Mixers and the Raccoon Cruisers Motor Coach Clubs. James enlisted in the US Army and served in the Panama Canal Zone prior to WWII and was later drafted back into the Army serving in the European Theater in Germany. He was honored to have been chosen to serve as pallbearer in the funeral of General George W. Patton. Family will be receiving visitors at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Tuesday, August 26, 2008, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring his life will follow the visitation (8 p.m.). The Reverend Ross Raymond will celebrate James' service. Interment will take place on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. in the Tioga Point Cemetery, North Main Street, Athens, PA, where the Tioga VFW will accord their fallen brother Military Honors following the committal prayers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, in his memory.
Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/24/2008 - 8/25/2008

DAVIDSON –DOROTHY I. STROPE, 94, of Zephyrhills, Fla., formerly of Towanda died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at the Royal Oaks Nursing Home, hospice wing.  Born Sept. 2, 1909, in Towanda, she was the daughter of John and Grace Jones Davidson.  Mrs. Strope attended Towanda High School.  After high school she married Henry Strope in 1927, in Endicott, N.Y., where she lived for a number of years, having two sons, Donald and David.  After her husband died, she moved to Union Center, N.Y., where she lived for a number of years, then returned to Towanda for several years.  She eventually moved to Zephyrhills to be closer to family.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Zephyrhills.  She enjoyed traveling and reading books.  She was kind and nice to everyone.  Mrs. Strope was predeceased by her husband, Henry, in 1958, and her son David, in 1974.  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Donald and Doug Strope of Laurel, Md.; granddaughter and her husband, Isabelle and Rodney Yerder of Silverspring, Md.; a great-granddaughter, Stella Maria; a brother, Harold Davidson of Crystalsprings, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 14, at 11 a.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, with Pastor Sandy Brant of the Milan United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to Hernando Pasco Hospice for the care center building fund, 37300 Royal Oaks Lane, Dade City, Fla. –Towanda Daily Review.

DAVIDSON - MORRISON, Mrs. Jennie D., 93, of Athens RD 2, died early this morning Dec. 31, 1971, at the Tioga General Hospital following an extended illness. Born in West Franklin, Pa., Oct. 31, 1878, the daughter of the late George W. and Martha Smith Davidson, she had spent most of her life in the Valley. She was the widow of John A. Morrison, who died Dec. 24, 1950. Mrs. Morrison was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Athens. Surviving are her brother, Harvey Davidson of Athens; three grand-daughters, Mrs. Thelma Randall of Huntington Beach, Calif., Mrs. Phyllis Law of Athens RD 2 and Mrs. Barbara Leonardis of Athens; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Monday at 10"30 a.m. followed by a Mass of a Resurrection at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Athens. Rev. Augustine Conniff, pastor, will be the celebrant Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Recitation of the rosary will be held at the funeral home Sunday at 4 p.m.

 

DAVIES Marion “Mamie” Davies Twoomey

age 98, of Desmond St. Sayre, Pa., died Monday evening, November 5, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  “Mamie” as she was known by her family and friends was born July 1, 1914 in Sayre the daughter of Edward and Catherine Carpenter Davies.  In early years, Marion was employed by the Blue Swan in Sayre and later served as a switchboard operator at the Robert Packer Hospital for 23 years.  On May 2, 1932, she married John F. “Jack” Twoomey Jr. at the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre. She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years on January 2, 2004.   Marion’s life revolved around her family, home and community. Mamie will be dearly missed and will be fondly remembered for her sense of humor and her congenial and vivacious personality. She was a member of the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre.  Surviving are her grandchildren: Rick (Bonnie) Hunsinger of Sayre, Jon Hunsinger of Live Oak, Fla., and Michael (Ann) Fascinella Sr. of Sayre; great grandchildren: Nichole Cocco, Anthony Paterson, Jessica Hunsinger, Michael Fascinella Jr., Jennifer Hunsinger, Krystine Fascinella and Michael Maurey; great great grandchildren: Ryan Hunsinger and Brittany Root and several additional great-greatgrandchildren as well as by son-in-law, Anthony “Tony” Fascinella of South Waverly.  In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her daughters, Jean Hale on April 13, 2009 and Jackie Ann Fascinella on September 23, 2010; and by her granddaughter, Kathleen Hunsinger Maurey on September 18, 2010.  The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home 314 Desmond St. Sayre, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at the Epiphany Parish, S. Elmer Ave. Sayre, Pa. Interment will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Sayre Morning Times – November 7, 2012

 

DECKER - Catherine M. Friend, 83, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 27 with her family by her side after a dignified battle with ongoing cancer. Born Catherine Marie Decker on Nov. 3, 1924 in Union, N.J., to the Late Emil Decker and Kate Seuffer Decker. Catherine was known affectionately to her close friends and family as “Dolly.” She grew up in Weehawken, N.J., along the Hudson River with a view of the New York City skyline. As a teenager, she lived on the family farm in Sussex, N.J. Dolly enjoyed riding her horse with her dog tagging along. After high school, Catherine attended the University of Kansas, and finished her bachelor’s degree at Cornell University. Upon his return from multiple campaigns in World War II, Catherine married Douglas W. Friend in 1947. While raising her family, Catherine worked for her fathers’ business on Hudson Blvd. She later owned and operated the Gristmill Restaurant in Elverson, Pa., during the 1950s. After moving to Vestal, N.Y. , and later to Athens. Catherine started Friend Realty in the late 1960s. She operated her successful agency for 20 years in the valley. She also helped her husband when he started Friend Laboratory, Inc., in Waverly. Catherine and Douglas had seven children. She instilled the importance of knowledge and education, as she was a lifelong learner, always reading and continuing to attain knowledge throughout her life. Her husband, Douglas, and a son, William, predeceased Catherine. She is survived by her six children: Barbara of Saranac Lake, N.Y., Dr. Kathleen Gensheimer of Yarmouth, Maine, Douglas of Boston, Mass., Richard of Litchfield, Maryann of Ithaca, N.Y. and Jim of Athens. Dolly was a member of the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre. Her hobbies included painting, ceramics, gardening, reading and playing bridge. A Memorial Mass to celebrate her life will be celebrated Monday, March 3 at 3 p.m. at the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre with Reverend Wes Ziebacz. Friends are invited to call on the family following the Mass at the Shepherd hills Country Club. Internment will be at the convenience of the family at Tioga Point Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly. - Sayre Morning Times, 28 Feb 2008

DECKER Frank E- 82, of 739 South Main St, Athens, prominent civic leader in Athens for many years, died in the Robert Packer Hospital Tuesday morning (1949) at 12:10 after a short illness. Born in Stanhope, NJ, Mr. Decker moved to Kansas after the death of his father. He was engaged in the packing business serving as general manager of several plants for Swift and Co before retiring in 1916.  Following his retirement, he moved to Athens and built a home where he has resided ever since. In Athens, Mr. Decker has been active in civic organizations, including the Athens Rotary Club, of which he was one of the founders and second president. He was a member of the Athens Methodist Church. During the First World War, Mr. Decker was head of the Bradford County Chapter of the Red Cross and in World War II he replaced younger men at the Percy Brown food store in Wilkes-Barre. Survivors include his wife, Helen B Decker; two brothers, William and Charles of Kansas City, MO; one nephew and two nieces. The body was taken to Lowery Funeral Home 225 South Main St, Athens and will be taken to the family home this morning. Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 pm with Rev. H G Russell, a nephew of Mrs. Decker and Rev. George E Youngs, pastor of the Athens Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point cemetery.

JUSTIN C. DECKER, 17, Sayre, PA, died November 30, 2003 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA, following a lifetime battle with muscular dystrophy.  Born September 19, 1986 in Ashland, PA, he was the son of Larry and Lynne Wilmer Decker.  He was a lifetime member of the J.E. Wheelock Hose Co. No. 5 of Milltown, PA.  Surviving are his mother, Lynne and stepfather, Greg Lane, Sayre; his father, Lafry Decker and stepmother, Loretta Decker, Athens; grandparents; great-grandmother, Evelyn Lane, Troy.  The funeral was held December 3 from the Lowery Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Anderson, pastor of the Athens United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial was in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.

CHRISTOPHER W. DELANEY, 79, of E. Athens RD 2 died Saturday Jan. 24, 1987 at Tioga General Hospital, Waverly, N.Y. after an extended illness. He was born in Litchfield on Oct. 30, 1907, the son of Jesse and Winifred Palmer Delaney. He was a lifelong resident of the Valley. He was employed in the Mill and Drill Department of Ingersoll-Rand in Athens for 32 years, before retiring in 1972. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Milan. Surviving are his wife, Ruby at home: three daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Winifred) Hicks of Athens, Mrs. Vernon (Pearl) Vanderpool of Athens RD 1 and Nancy Turner of Athens RD 2; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one aunt, Mrs. Myrtle Avery of Athens; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens this evening from 7-9. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 at the funeral home with the Rev. Stephen Klotz, pastor of the Milan United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the Valley Ambulance Corp or the Milan United Methodist Church. –Towanda Daily Review

DELANEY Winifred (Winnie) A. Hicks, 72, of Sayre, Pa. died
Sunday, April 11, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  Winnie was born on November 12, 1937 in Sayre, Pa. the daughter of the late Christopher and Ruby CLAYPOOL Delaney.  She graduated from Athens High School in 1956 and was an avid Athens sports fan.  Winnie was a member of the First Church of God in Sayre, Pa.  She is predeceased by her parents and a sister Nancy.  She is survived by her spouse of 53 years Gerald Hicks, Sayre, Pa.; children Terry Hicks, Sayre, Pa., Kathleen and Kevin Hyatt, Mansfield, Pa., Jacquelyn Hicks, Sayre, Pa., Lonnie Hicks, Sayre, Pa., and Steve and Mary Hicks, Sayre, Pa.; grandchildren Maureen Lee, Sayre, Pa., Kristy Hicks, Sayre, Pa. and Delaney Hyatt, Mansfield, Pa.; sister Pearl and Vern Vanderpool, Sayre, Pa.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  A memorial service will be held at the First Church of God on Saturday, April, 17, 2010 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dewey Jeffrey officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in Winnie’s memory to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850.  April 13, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

DEPEW Guy R-of East Smithfield died at his home at 11:20 Sunday night after a lingering illness. He was 68 years of age.  He is survived by his wife, Edna; a sister, Mrs. Anna Shannon of Athens; two brothers, Jim DePew of Waverly and Floyd DePew of Milan; several nieces and nephews. The body will be removed to the family home, later to be returned to the Lowery funeral home in Athens. Rev. Owen Barrett of Daggett, formerly of East Smithfield and Rev. Howe of East Smithfield will officiate. Interment will be in Tioga Point cemetery.

ROBERT D. DEPEW, age 82, or RR 1, Box 104, Milan, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at the Troy Hospital, Troy.  Born in Sayre, Nov. 24, 1917, the son of Floyd and Mabel Corneby Depew, he graduated from Athens High School in 1934.  He worked for the Lehigh Valley Railroad; the Corneby Lumber Mill as a planing mill foreman, and Stroehmann Bros. As a mechanic from 1953 until his retirement, in 1979.  He was a member of the East Smithfield United Methodist Church and the Loyal Order of the Moose No. 1490 of Waverly, N.Y.  He was predeceased by his wife, Helen, in 1995, and a brother, Wesley Depew, in 1999.  He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law; Dennis and Nancy Depew of Garland, Texas, and Terry and Linda Depew, of Sayre; granddaughters: Colleen Depew of Grapevine, Texas, Shea McDermott of Garland, Krista Depew of Phoenix, Ariz., Stacey Depew of Athens and Melissa Depew of Sayre; a sister, Phyllis Eddy of Sayre; and several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call Monday from 7 p.m. to 9 ;.m. at the Lowery funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral and committal services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the rev. Barbara Troxell, pastor of the East Smithfield United Methodist Church, officiating and the Rev. Walter Swetnam, pastor of the Athens Presbyterian Church, co-officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the East Smithfield United Methodist Church, East Smithfield, Pa. or Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

WESLEY F. DEPEW, 77, of RR 3, Box 345, Gillett, died Saturday, May 8, 1999, at the Bradford County Manor after a short illness.  Born in Sayre, July 5, 1921, the son of Floyd and Mable Corneby Depew, he was a 1940 Athens High School graduate.  He worked in the U.S. Army during World War II.  After the war, he worked for Croft Lumber Co. in Sayre and then went to work as an enrober at the A&P Plat in Horseheads, N.Y., for 17 years until his retirement.  He then worked for State Line Auto in Waverly for 11 years.  He was a member of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church and a member of the Skiff Bower Post No. 1536 V.F.W. of Sayre.  He is survived by his wife, Alberta, at home; his son, William Depew of Stillwater, Okla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lou and Richard Stanton of Ponco City, Okla.; a brother, Robert Depew of East Smithfield; a sister, Phyllis Eddy of Sayre; and several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call Tuesday from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will follow there at 2 p.m. with his pastor, the Rev. Harry Barrigar, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, with full military honors accorded by the Skiff Bower Post No. 1536 V.F.W. of Sayre.  Memorial donations may be made to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154 Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

DeSANO Ann Pazumas
She always loved to be around her family.  Ann Pazumas, 84, of South Waverly, Pa., died
peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010 after a long battle with heart disease.  She was the daughter of the late James and Mary Fischetti DeSano. She was born on May 7, 1926 in Lynbrook, N.Y.  Ann always loved to be around her family and always looked forward to cooking her famous Sunday dinner until her health began to decline. She was very proud of her family and was especially blessed with her six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren that she loved spending time with. She enjoyed playing Bingo, games of chance, and going to the Casinos. She is predeceased by her five brothers, Andrew, Louie, Frank, John, and Henry DeSano, and three sisters, Rose DeSano, Josephine Price, and Fanny Reid. Ann is survived by her children, Barbara and Robert Magnussen of Athens, Pa., Donald and Tami Pazunas Sr. of South Waverly, Pa., and Theresa Shaffsick of Amityville, N.Y.; sisters, Gloria White of South Waverly, and Mary (Tony) Maffei of South Waverly, Pa.; grandchildren Robert (Kimberly) Magnussen, Jennifer Magnussen (Ash Doane), Donald Pazunas Jr., Jessica Pazunas, C.J. (Laurie) Shaffsick, and Nicole Shaffsick-DeVito; great-grandchildren Joseph, Daniella, and Ricky DeVito; and several nieces, and nephews.  Friends and family may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa., on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010 at 9 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, 304 South Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, Pa.  Ann’s family would like to give a special thank you to Hospice, Caregivers of America, and Greater Valley Ambulance for their kind service.  Sayre Morning Times - August 10, 2010

CHRISTY DEVINE, 59 b: Laceyville, d: 18 April 1972 Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness. He was a moulder at Athens Foundry, retiring 31 December 1965 due to illness. A former member of Elmira Eagles Club, Waverly Moose Lodge No. 1490. 4 grandchildren. Lowery Funeral Home with Rev. George C. Kramer Athens United Methodist Church officiating Thursday. Buried Tioga Point Cemetery. –Carol Brotzman

 

JOHN DEVINE, 46, of Athens passed away Monday, March 17, 2003 at home. Born June 22, 1956 in Waverly, N.Y., he was the son of Christy and Anna Jean Northrup Devine. He enjoyed camping. He is survived by: his mother, Anna Jean Devine at home; brothers and sisters-in-law, Chris and Wanda Devine of Horseheads, N.Y., Robert Devine of Athens, Gary and Stephanie Devine of Horseheads and Kenneth and Kathy Devine of Sayre; an aunt, Marion Northrup of Athens; and numerous nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his father, Christy Devine. Family and friends may call Thursday, March 20 from 2-4 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens. A memorial service will follow Thursday at 4 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Curtis Carter, pastor of the Christian LIfe Church, Waverly, officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, at the convenience of the family. –Sayre Evening Times - Contributed by Carol Brotzman\

DeWITT Carl DeWitt, 79, of Athens died Saturday, April 3, 2010, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after a brief illness. He was born June 7, 1930, and was a graduate of Athens High School, where he was known for his skills with things electrical and mechanical. Carl was preceded by his parents, Edward and Bessie DeWitt, and brothers Dick, Walt, and Bob, and sister, Thola.  He is survived by his brothers John and Lloyd, and sister, Doris. He had served a short time in the Air Force.  Carl had four sons: Gene of Athens; James (and wife, Trudy) of Charleston, S.C.; Guy (and wife Judy) of Athens; and Scott (and wife, Jan) of Bridgeport, W. Va. He was loved by his grandchildren, Chelsea, Tyler, Brandy, Jessica and Nichole; as well as several nieces and nephews and very special friends.  Carl was a retired Tool Maker formerly employed by Ingersoll-Rand in Athens. He had a love of aviation and had held a private pilot certificate. Carl was a regular with the morning coffee crew at Reese’s Restaurant and will be greatly missed by his friends.  According to his wishes there will be no service with burial to take place at the convenience of the family in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the organization of their choice.   Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens.  April 06, 2010, Sayre Morning Times.

HAROLD A. DICKSON, 80, of 118 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Sayre, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003 at his home, surrounded by his loving family, after an extended illness.  Born March 14, 1922 in Sayre, he was the son of Harold E. and Mary E. Allen Dickson.  He was a graduate of Sayre High School.  He was a lifetime member of Penn-York Highlanders; was a member of Protection Hose Co. No. 1 of Athens; and member of the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre.  Mr. Dickson retired from the Lehigh Valley Railroad as a machinist.  He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps.  He loved to play golf, read and art.  He loved kids and animals.  His family was his life.  On this date, Jan 17, he would have celebrated his 56th wedding anniversary.  He is survived by: daughters, Judy Dickson Bair and her husband Mel of Sayre, Linda Dickson of Athens and Cindy Dickson of Sayre; son, Judd and Pam Dickson of Waverly, N.Y.; sisters, Cynthia Bostwick of Athens and Phoebe Marshall of Sayre; brother William "Peanut” Dickson of Sayre; grandchildren, Wade Smith of Elmira, N.Y., Aaron Dickson of Athens, Tiffany McCracken of Elmira, Traci Dickson of Sayre and Amanda Dickson of Waverly; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Dickson was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Dickson, on Aug. 25, 1996; and one sister, Nancy DeKay.  Family and friends may call Monday, Jan. 20 from 7-9 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Benjamin Lentz, pastor of the Church of the Redeemer, officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorials may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR1 Box 154, Towanda, PA –Towanda Daily Review.

WILLIAM ‘PEANUT’ DICKSON, 79, of Sayre, died Friday, June 2, 2006 at the Bradford County Manor.  Born December 11, 1926 in Sayre, he was the son of the late Harold and Mary Eleanor Allen Dickson.  At the age of 15 Peanut went to work on the Lehigh Valley Railroad as a call boy. His job was to let employees who did not have a telephone know that their crew was being called out. He entered the US Army on March 1, 1945 and served in the Philippines.  After his discharge he returned to the railroad as a crew dispatcher, and he worked there until age 35, when he was forced to take retirement following a car accident.  Peanut was a life member of VFW Post 1536.  He was predeceased by a sister, Nancy DeKay, and his brother, Harold (Judy) Dickson. He is survived by his sisters, Cynthia (Gail) Bostwick of Athens and Phoebe (David) Marshall of Sayre; several nieces and nephews; and his extended family, Pat, Donna, Bonnie, Don, Patrick, and BJ.  Following Peanut’s request, there will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. at Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, Pa. with the Rev. Benjamin Lentz of the Church of the Redeemer honoring his memory.  In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to one’s favorite charity.  –Towanda Daily Review

DICKINSON –JANE F. HATCH, 85, a resident of the Bradford County Manor and formerly of the Keystone Manor in Athens, Pa., died peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005.  She was born on March 18, 1920 in Phoebus, W.Va., a daughter of the late Raymond and Edith (O’Dell) Dickinson.  For many years Jane worked at the Sayre Lingerie and Louis J. Sportswear.  She enjoyed spending time outdoors, treasured her grandchildren and enjoyed participating in activities at the Manor.  Jane is survived by her son, Roger Hatch of Waverly, N.Y.; daughter and son-in-law, Connie and John Goble of Jamestown, N.C.; daughter-in-law, Sue Hatch of Waverly; sister, Rose Smith of Binghamton, N.Y.; brother-in-law, Norman Hatch of Athens; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Dickinson of Binghamton and Luella Rogers of Canisteo, N.Y.; grandchildren, Nicholas Goble and Jaime Hatch; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and their families.  Jane was predeceased by her husband, Elmer Hatch; sister-in-law, Jean Hatch.  Abiding with Jane’s wishes, cremation will take place at the Tioga Point Crematory, Athens.  A memorial service and celebration of Jane’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 272 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y.  A period of visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of the services at the funeral chapel.  Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the charity of one’s choice in loving memory of Jane F. Hatch. –Towanda Daily Review.

DIEFFENBACH,   Derek C. DIEFFENBACH, 20, of 28 Cadwell Avenue, Waverly, N.Y., died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003. Derek was born July 11, 1983 in Towanda, Pa., and was a graduate of Waverly High School, Class of 2001. He was formerly employed by Proctor and Gamble in Meshoppen, Pa., and by State Line Auto Auction in Waverly, N.Y. At the time of his death, Derek was attending Corning Community College and was employed by the Broad Street Grill in Waverly. Derek enjoyed music, especially playing guitar in a band with his friends.  Surviving are his parents, Robert and Dena DIEFFENBACH PERRY; his sister, Alisha Walker, all at home; his maternal grandmother, Ruth DIEFFENBACH of Franklindale, Pa.; his paternal grandparents, Lynn and JoAnn CRAYTON of Franklindale, Pa.; and Winifred PERRY of Sayre, Pa.; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Darin L. CRAYTON.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Avenue, Towanda, Pa.  The funeral service will be held Friday, Oct. 24, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. James DONAHOO, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating.  Internment will follow in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, N.Y., 14892 in Derek's memory.

DIEZEL - Phyliss R. Diezel LeTorre, 69, of Sayre, Pa., diedSunday, Feb. 15, 2009 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Born March 30, 1939 in Shamokin, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Arthur Diezel and Betty Salter Diezel Gaurna. Phyliss was the wife of Rocco R. LeTorre, with whom she spent the last 47 years. Surviving are: her husband, Rocco R. LeTorre, at home; her sons, Walter G. Phifer and his wife Lynn of Millville, N.J. and Mark A. Phifer and his wife Annette of Athens, Pa.; grandchildren Carrie Phifer, Christina Phifer, Melissa Phifer, Walter Phifer Jr., Christopher Phifer, Mark Phifer Jr., Jordan Phifer, and Melissa Grzelaczyk; several great-grandchildren; her brothers, Paul Guarna and his wife Lee of Millville, Del., Albert Gaurna Jr. and wife Joan of Millville, N.J., and Raymond Guarna of San Francisco, Calif.; and her sister, Miriam Elmore and her husband Michael Elmore of North Carolina. She was preceded in by her brother, David Guarna, and her sister, Patricia Hoffman. The funeral service will be held Friday, Feb. 20, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa., with the Rev. Richard Barner officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to The Bridge in care of Pat Wanck, treasurer, P.O. Box 202, Sayre, PA 18840, in Phyliss R. Diezel LeTorre’s memory. -Sayre Morning Times, Feb. 17, 2009

 

DILDINE Cora D. Orshal

Cora D. Orshal, 88, of Athens, Pa., died June 11, 2011 at Towanda Skilled Nursing Unit, Towanda, Pa.  She was born on May 14, 1923 in Pennington, N.J., the daughter of the late Theodore S. and Pauline Davidson Dildine.  Cora graduated from Athens High School in 1942 and was employed with the Athens Silk Mill as a machine operator and Thatcher Glass in Elmira, N.Y., as a packer before retiring. She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church, and a member of the Sons of Italy Social Club and the V.F.W. Auxiliary.  She was predeceased by her husband, Leroy Orshal in 1984; brothers, Ted, Richard, Pete and Dave Dildine; and sister, Carol Wright.  Cora is survived by her children, Karen and Timothy Tuttle of Greene, N.Y., Betty and Bernard Wantz of Otisfield, Mass., and Benjamin and Garnette Westbrook of Nashua, N.H.; grandchildren, Daniel and Heather Tuttle of Millersburg, Pa., Matthew and Heather Tuttle of Greene, N.Y., and Jeffrey and Kristen Westbrook of New York, N.Y.; great-grandchildren, Felix Westbrook and Daniel Tuttle, Jr.; along with step-children; many step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call from 1-2 p.m. Friday, June 17, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Hazel Hunt officiating.  Memorial donations may be made in Cora's name to: American Cancer Society , 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.   Towanda Daily Review - June 14, 2011 

 

DILDINE Richard L. Dildine
74, of Athens, PA died on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital. Richard was employed with JF & JP Wenzell Construction in Elmira, NY as Construction Foreman. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 3pm at Tioga Point Cemetery, 803 North Main St., Athens, PA with Pastor Chris Arnold officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., Athens, PA. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 18, 2010

 

Richard L. Dildine, 74, of Athens, PA died on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital. He was born in Sayre, PA on February 7, 1936 the son of the late Theodore and Pauline Davidson Dildine. Richard was employed with JF & JP Wenzell Construction in Elmira, NY as Construction Foreman until his retirement. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. Richard enjoyed driving his tractor, gardening, and going fishing. He is predeceased by his son Ricky Dildine, and brothers David, Theodore, and Paul Dildine. Richard is survived by his wife Shirley at home, children Melissa Dildine and Jack Rowe of Sayre, PA, Jennifer and Dave McNeal of Chemung, NY, Jacqueline Potter of Sayre, PA, Bonnie and Bradley Crouse of SC, Lewis and Martina Dildine of Germany, and Kathleen and Lenny Wurst of LeRaysville, PA, 13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, sister Carol Wright of Powell, PA, and Cora Orshal of Towanda, PA, and several nieces, nephews, and, cousins. Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 3pm at Tioga Point Cemetery, 803 North Main Street, Athens, PA with Pastor Chris Arnold, his grandson officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., Athens, PA. Sayre Morning Times - October 18, 2010

 

THEODORE DILDINE SR.  Theodore P. “Ted” Dildine Sr., 76 of Sayre died at Sayre House Thursday, March 17, 2005.  Born Nov. 22, 1928 in Trenton, N.J., he was the son of the late Theodore S. and Pauline Davidson Dildine.  He was a lifelong resident of the Valley.  Ted served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  Ted worked in the maintenance department of the Ingersoll Rand for many years.  He was an avid fisherman and hunter as well as an auto racing fan.  Ted was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.  He was predeceased by his wife, Ina in 1990 and his brothers, David, Paul and Robert Dildine.  He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Theodore S. Jr. and Mary Ann Dildine of Sayre; a grandson, Joshua Dildine of Sayre; his sisters, Coral Orshal of Athens and Carol Wright of Powell; a brother, Richard Dildine of Athens; as well as several nieces, nephew and cousins.  Family and friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the Jap E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., Athens.  Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. William Wells, seniors/visitation pastor at Marantha Bible Chapel in Horseheads, N.Y. officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations in Ted’s name may be directed to the Sayre House, 1001 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

DIXON –FRANCES M. MINER, 97, of Waverly, NY passed away on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre following an extended illness.She was born on Aug. 8, 1917 in Sayre, PA the daughter of the Alfred and Madeline Kline Dixon. Frances attended Calvary Baptist Church in Athens. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting, and quilting. She was a member of the Sayre Senior Citizens.She is predeceased by her brother and sister-in-law Charles and Mary Kline, husband Delmar "Tim" Miner, Sr., husband Sam Miner, and son Charles Miner.Frances is survived by her children Gerald and Janet Miner of Rome, PA, Delmar "Scott" and Vivian Miner of Winchester, VA, and Larry Miner of Sayre, PA, 11 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, sisters: Pauline Snover and Helen Wikoski and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family may call on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Flatt officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Frances's memory to a charity of ones choice. –Towanda Daily Review 10/1/2014

 

DOANE Clifton M. Doane, Sr

of Waverly died Monday April 25th, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.  Born October 14th, 1929 in Stevensville, PA. the son of the late Pearl (Hockenberry) and Mason E. Doane, and husband of Janet Elizabeth (Goodman) Doane.  Clifton was predeceased by his son Michael in 2004 and his sisters: Hannah, Olgia, Evelyn, and Mary.  Clifton spent over seventy years living here in the Valley. He worked for Henson's Moving and Storage for many years. He also managed a small produce farm while both working as a contractor for the United States Postal Service where he worked as a driver till his retirement.  He is survived by his children: sons: Clifton (Linda) Doane II, of Waverly, N.Y., Gary Doane, of Brooklyn, N.Y., Mark (Linda) Doane, of Barton, N.Y., Adrian Doane, of Sayre, Pa. and Robin (Marge) Doane, of Annapolis, Md. his daughters: Constance (Lawrence) Brennan, of Liverpool, N.Y., June (Daniel) Luther, of Endicott, N.Y.,  and Suzann (Joe) Ventola, of Littleton, Colo., daughter-in-law Eva Doane, of Sayre, Pa.  Also surviving Clifton are 18 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and his sisters Lee Ella (Arthur) Boughton, and Alma Selfe.  At Clifton’s request private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.   Sayre Morning Times – April 28, 2011

 

DOCKWELL - Mary Michele Dockwell Butville, 31, of 116 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre, diedSaturday, Dec 16, 1995, at the Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbus, SC, following an extended illness.  There will be no calling hours as perthe wishes of the family.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Church of the Epipany, Thursday, at 11 a.m with the Rev. William Karle, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA  Memorial conations may be made to the Commonwealth Bank for a  trust  for his children's education, Desmond St. Sayre, PA 18840  Some of this part of the article is missing) RHW 20 Dec.1995 Towanda Daily Review.

 

DONAHUE Donald “Don” J. Donahue

93, of Athens, Pa., died on Monday, May 31, 2012 at Conesus Lake Nursing Home with his family by his side following a brief illness.  He was born on July 27, 1918 in Waverly, N.Y., the son of the late Thomas and Laura Daly Donahue. Don was a lifetime member of St. Joseph’s Church, Athens. He was employed with the L.V.R.R. for 37 years, retiring in 1979. Don was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He adored his family, and his life centered around them and their activities.  He is predeceased by his wife of 62 years Loris, grandson Sean Donahue, sister Genevieve Waite, and brother Joseph Donahue.  Donald is survived by his son Robert Donahue of Fairport, N.Y., daughter and son-in-law Sharon and Peter Urtz of Brooksville, Fla., grandchildren Shannon Donahue, Matthew McCarthy, Patrick McCarthy, Molly MacLean, Eric Chaykosky, Todd Chaykosky, Debbie Urtz-Gleason, Tammy Feck, and Becky Wise, 12 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Monday, June 4, 2012 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 503 Clark Street, Waverly, N.Y., with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made in Donald’s memory to: Guthrie Hospice, R.R.#1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848, Att: Clinical Coordinator.   Sayre Morning Times – June 2, 2012

 

DONAHUE Loris M   

Oct. 2004 Prayer services were held for Loris M Donahue, 81, of Athens at the Jay Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., Athens. Followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joesph's Castholic Church with Rev. Vincent Langan. Readers were her grandchildren, Tammy FECK, Molly MCALEAN, and Becky WISE. Soloist was Bryce VANOY; assistant at the altar were Ed COVERT, Jack FONTANA, and Joe ONOFRE. Pallbearers were Eric and Todd CHAYKOSKY, Hoe DONAHUE, Doug FECK, Bud WAITE, and Andy WISE. Burial was in Tioga Point Cemetery.

WILLIAM A. DOUGLAS, 52 of Spaulding St., Waverly, Thursday, April 13, 1961.  He was proprietor of Douglas Fuel Co. and a co-owner of Ajax X-Ray Corp., Sayre.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Lillian Douglas; son, Frederick of Waverly; daughter, Mrs. Doreen Higgins of Dansville; brother, Robert of South Waverly; half-brothers, Gerald Peterson of South Waverly, Eugene Peterson of Athens; step-father, Judd Peterson of Athens; seven grandchildren.  Body at Luckner Funeral home, Waverly.  Calling hours after 2 p.m. today.  Funeral there Sunday at 1 p.m., the Rev. Arthur Mayo.  Tioga Point Cemetery.  –Elmira Advertiser 4/14/11961

DOYLE   Francis J. "Frank Doyle, 77, of 513 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, died Sunday Oct. 15, 2000, at home following an extended illness.  Born June 5, 1923, in Scranton, PA, the son of James and Ellen KEATING DOYLE, he graduated from the University of Scranton in 1949, after his tour of duty in World War II, participating in the Battle of the Bulge.  When he came to the Valley he became a partner in the Bird Sumner Insurance Agency in Athens.  He was a member of the Church of the Epiphany; the Bradford County Industrial Development Authority, serving as secretary; the Ball Skerpon Catholic War Vets; The Skiff Bower Post # 1536 V. F.W. of Sayre (lifetime); the B.P.O.E. # 1148 of Sayre (lifetime); and the Valley Notre Dame Club.  He was predeceased by his sister, Eleanor Doyle ARMSTRONG.  He is survived by his wife, Dolores, with whom he would have celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary on Nova. 25.  Also surviving are his children and their spouses, Ellen and Robert BENCE of Stamford, VT, Kathleen and Steve DURST of Thompsontown, PA, Nancy and John ARTY of Reading, PA, Mary and Gary DORELL of Chemung, NY and Michael and Susan DOYLE of Pittsburgh, PA; 10 grandchildren; his brother and sister-in-law, Margery and John FIORE of Clearwater Beach, FL, his mother-in-law, Esther REED of Reading, PA and numerous nieces and nephews.  Family wand friends may call Tuesday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Elk services will be held at 7 p.m..  A prayer service will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m., at the funeral home, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany with the Rev. William KARLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Full military honors will be accorded by Skiff Bower Post No. 1536 V.F.W..  Memorial donations may be made to the Epiphany School, Stevenson Street, Sayre, PA 18840, or the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.

DRAKE –ALICE DRAKE NYMAN, 95, formerly of Towanda died on Wednesday Feb. 11, 1987 at the Butler Nursing Home, Centerville, Pa. Born in Litchfield on April 3, 1891, she was the daughter of Charles and Cassie Campbell Drake and lived in this area most of her life. She was preceded in death her husband Jack in 1965. Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Everett (Esther) Hubbard of Sayre RD 2; three nephews: Jack Drake of Sayre RD 1; Charles Drake of Sayre and Roy Drake of Lancaster, Pa. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Saturday from 1-2 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Earl Roberts, pastor of the Sayre United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. –Towanda Daily Review

DRAKE –MARILYN D. STACKHOUSE, 74, of 106 Prospect St., Sayre, Athens Township, died Thursday evening, Aug. 18, 2005 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, North Towanda, following an extended illness. Born Nov. 23, 1930 in Sayre, she was the daughter of the late Sumner and Dorothy Sell Drake.  Marilyn and her mother were transferred from the Peoples Hospital to the new Tioga General Hospital on that Thanksgiving Day.  Raised in Waverly, N.Y., she attended Waverly Schools and was a graduate of Waverly High School, Class of 1948.  Marilyn attended the Childs Hospital in Albany, N.Y., graduating in September of 1950 as a licensed practical nurse.  She was employed by the Tioga General Hospital in Waverly for 13 years and then was employed by the Sayre House, retiring after 27 years of service.  On July 25, 1953, she married Raymond Stackhouse at the First Presbyterian Church in Athens, where she was baptized as an infant and had been a member since the age of 18.  In addition to her church activities she was a member of the Sayre/Athens Lioness Club, Athens Senior Citizens, Valley Red Hat Society and Daughters of the American Revolution.  Surviving are her sons, Keith Stackhouse and his wife, Jean Stackhouse, of Sayre, Gary Stackhouse of Sayre, and Raymond Stackhouse, Jr. and his wife, Desiree Stackhouse, of Athens; four grandchildren, Kristina Tangco and her husband John Tangco, of Glenside, Pa., Shawn Stackhouse and his wife, Jessica Stackhouse, of Kannapolis, N.C., and Shannon Stackhouse and Erin Stackhouse, both of Athens; her great-grandchildren, Jordan Tangco of Glenside and Sidney Stackhouse of Kannapolis.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Sumner and Dorothy Drake, in 1990; her husband Raymond Stackhouse Sr., in 1991; and her brother, Harold Drake, in 1992.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 22, 2005, at the First Presbyterian Church, Athens, with Pastor Jack Felt officiating.  The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday and 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church.  Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church, 622 ½ S. Main St., Athens, Pa. in Marilyn D. Stackhouse’s memory.  Towanda Daily Review.

DRAKE - A prayer service was held for Thelma M. Drake, 82, formerly of the Valley, on Monday at the Lowery Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial.  The Rev. Joseph Sammons pastor of Saint Joseph's Catholic Church, officiated with Carl Collins, George Lewis and Richard Hogan assisting the altar.  The reader was her daughter, Marjorie Favata.  Burial was in the Tioga Point Cemetery.  Pallbears were Charles, Darrell, and Paul Favata: David Beach: and Henry and Hank Coats.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review 23 Dec.1996.

DREW,  Donald L. DREW, 90, of Sayre died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003 at the Tioga Nursing Facility, Waverly, N.Y., following a brief illness.  Born May 28, 1913 in Sayre, he was the son of Frank and Nellie DILDINE DREW.  He was a member of the Church of the Redeemer and the Sayre Historical Society.  Don retired from Ingersoll-Rand after 42 years of employment.  For years, he and his wife and friends enjoyed attending antique auctions. He was especially fond of lamp collecting, cars and telling unique and interesting stories.  Don is survived by: his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and JoAnn DREW of Alburg, Vt.; a sister-in-law, Vic NORTH of Lakewood, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews and close friends.  He was predeceased by: his wife, Marian, in 1997; and a sister, Marian, in 1983.  Family and friends may call Tuesday, Nov. 18 from 1-2 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral and committal services will follow Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with his pastor, the Rev. Benjamin LENTZ, officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorials may be made in his name to the Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services, 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, PA 18840.

 

DRION Adolphine M. “Nina” Kundu

91, of Waverly, N.Y., died on Thursday January 26, 2012 at home.  She was born November 17, 1920 in Chatelet, Belgium, to the late Ursamar and Angele Pichon Drion. Nina enjoyed spending time with her daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed studying the Bible and gardening. Nina is survived by her daughter, Nina Zerance of Sayre, Pa., grandchildren, Patrick Zerance Jr., and Michael Zerance; great-grandchildren, Mikayla, Kyle, Jesse, and Payton; and several cousins.  Friends and family may call on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dale Francis from the Waverly Presbyterian Church officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in Nina’s memory to: American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701.  Sayre Morning Times – January 28, 2012 

 

ROBERT A. DRISCOLL M.D., 27 of 319 B. Hayden St., Sayre died November 13, 1987 as a result of an automobile accident. On September 5, 1960 in Bellefonte, PA he was the son of Gary and Nancy Swabb Driscoll. Dr. Driscoll was a 1978 graduate of Unionville High School, Unionville, PA and received his bachelor’s degree in science with highest distinction from the Pennsylvania State University in 1982. He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine-Hershey in 1986. Dr. Driscoll was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, Phi Lambda Upsilon and the American Medical Association. He was accepted to start an opthomology residency at the Ohio State University in July 1988. Survivors include his wife, Wendy Marcia Brown Driscoll at home; one daughter, Selena Christine at home; one son Car Robert at home; his parents, Gary and Nancy Driscoll; two brothers; Timothy Allen and Tobin Allen both of Chadds Ford, PA; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Driscoll of Forksville, PA; aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends may call at the Barber Funeral Home, 211 W. Lockhart St., Sayre on Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. The funeral and committal services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Rodney Saylor, pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sayre officiating. Memorials may be sent to the Guthrie Clinic in care of Dr. Robert A. Driscoll Memorial Children’s Fund. –Towanda Daily Review (Buried Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA)

 

 

DEUEL Dorothy “Dot” Elizabeth Deuel Kulman

”a lady never tells her age‚” of Bastrop, Texas, died on Thursday, July 4, 2013.  She was predominately raised by her grandparents, Minnie and William Clark, Sr., to whom she affectionately referred to as Ma and Dad.  From humble beginnings, Dot strived to enjoy every minute that life had to offer, and enjoyed it to the fullest. Despite the great-depression she graduated from Athens High School and soon found gainful employment. She met, fell in love, and married Melvin.  Together, they began to create a fairy-tale life. Melvin was called to Heaven early in their marriage and again, Dot looked to the future, pursued, and received her nursing degree from Ithaca College, and continued to build on their foundation until retiring from nursing.  After retirement, her love of nursing compelled her to volunteer at the local hospital and Ashton Nursing Home. Never in your life will you ever meet another person who was as caring, thoughtful and forgiving. Recent years were spent with her treasure, Dan until her health required her to reside in the Lost Pines Nursing Home, Bastrop, Texas.  She is survived by her son Dan Kulman and his wife Roxanne of Bastrop, Texas; grandson, Randy Marshall Kulman and his wife Lydia of Ohio.; granddaughter Chelley Kulman Hayward and her husband Larry of Kan.; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Tiffany, McKayla and Tyler Kulman; Lauryn and Joseph (JoJo) Jimenez and Carson and Hayden Hayward; sister-in-law Alice Kulman of Calif.; and brothers-in-law Herbert Kulman of Calif., and James Skellon of N.Y.; as well an array of nieces and nephews (many of whom thought of her as another mother), a multitude of great nieces and nephews, along with many great-great nieces and nephews.  Dot was predeceased by the love of her life, her husband, Melvin Kulman in 1968. In addition, her parents, James Leland and Margaret Bernice (Murray) Deuel; sisters Jeanne Marie (Deuel) Hatch, Marsha Jane (Deuel) Skellon and Margaret (Deuel) Cocoran; and brother-in-law, Norman Hatch, and Armand Kulman.  A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.   Sayre Morning Times – July 13, 2013

 

DUFF Jeanne Drew-McCabe

82, died unexpectedly in an automobile accident on Thursday Sept. 1, 2011 in Greer, S.C.  Jeanne was born Feb. 18, 1929 to David and Rosezella Duff in Sayre, Pa. After high school, she worked for Mid Continent Airlines. She married Richard Drew in 1952 and moved to Shelburne, Vt., where she raised her children and was an active member of the community. Jeanne worked at The Shelburne Inn for several years until she became employed by IBM. She transferred to Manassas, Va., where she worked until retirement. In 1988, Jeanne opened a bed and breakfast with her husband, Thomas McCabe, in the Finger Lake region of New York. In 1993, Jeanne moved back to Shelburne to be close to her family and filled in at several local markets during her retirement. She followed her family to western New York in 2003 and volunteered as a senior companion for several years. Her most recent move was in 2010 to Greer, S.C., once again to be with family. Jeanne was blessed with good health and mobility her entire life. She enjoyed bowling, golfing, fishing, playing cards and a good glass of wine with friends. Jeanne is survived by her son Sam, and his wife Mary of Greer, S.C., and granddaughters Jennifer Drew of Alcoa, Tenn., and Julie Drew of Greer, S.C., all previously from Shelburne, Vt., her brother David Duff  and wife Barbara of Huntsville, Ala., and her sister Christine Erle and her husband Jack of North Andover, Mass., and many nieces and nephews who she stayed very close to over the years.  She was predeceased by her parents, her sister Betty Moore, her sons Frank and Keith along with her husband Thomas McCabe and granddaughter Jamie.  Jeanne made friends everywhere she went. Gregarious and often outspoken, she had a huge presence wherever she was. Although she had many tragedies thrown at her in life, she was never bitter and she remained one of the most generous people on earth. She will be missed by many.  Jeanne’s request was for cremation and to have her ashes buried beside her sons at Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, Pa. Due to so many friends and family all over the country, no service is planned at this time. Please take a moment to pray for her or remember how she touched your life. She’d want you to laugh ‘til you cry. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.  Sayre Morning Times – September 10, 2011

 

DUGGAN - Ann VanSlyke, 76, of Athens died at the Robert Packer Hospital on September 16, 2009 following an extended illness.  She was born Nov. 24, 1932 in Sayre, Pa. the daughter of the late Llewellyn and Helen Catlin Duggan.  Ann was an active member of the Athens First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and was a member of its Mothers Club. She was an R.N. who worked in acute care at the Arnot Ogden Hospital, Robert Packer Hospital and, the Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. She entered the long term care field in the early 1970’s and became the Director of Nursing at the Heritage Nursing Home in the late 1970’s. Ann was active in the Pennsylvania Health Care Association and the American Health Care Association. She was an avid theater-goer and was an active member of the Valley Players for many years.  She is predeceased by her daughter Susan, grandchildren Erin and Jason Thorne, and brothers Robert and Thomas Duggan.  Ann is survived by her husband of 55 years William at home, daughter and son-in-law Elizabeth and Thomas Kavitski of Media, Pa., and grandchildren Jacob and Sarah Kavitski of Media, Pa.  Family and friends may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc. 225 S. Main St., Athens, on Friday, Sept. 18, 2009 from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral and committal services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Martin Bovee, Pastor of the Athens United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the: Athens United Methodist Church 118 S. Main St. Athens, PA 18810 or to the Spaulding Memorial Library, 724 South Main Street, Athens, PA 18810.  15 Sept. 2009, Sayre Morning Times.

DUGGAN - Erma Duggan SHERMAN of Towanda, Pa., diedMonday, April 27, 2009, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township, Pa.  She was born in Sayre, Pa., the only child of Vaughn Otis Duggan and Rose HORTON Duggan and was a graduate of Sayre High School.  Erma was employed for 25 years in the Human resources Department of GTE/Sylvania in Towanda and retired as a Quarter Century Club member in 1977. She was also a member of the Sylvania Women's Club and a former member of the Towanda Women's Club. She had been a member of the First United Methodist Church in Towanda since 1954.  It was May 15, 1954, when she married Harold Quentin Sherman who, along with several cousins, are the only survivors. She and her husband traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe and always looked forward to each new adventure.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on May 2 at the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, with the Rev. Richard Barner, pastor, officiating.  Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.  Interment will be at a later date in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the First United Methodist Church, 105 Main St. Towanda, PA 18848, or to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St. Towanda, PA 18848 in Erma Duggan Sherman's memory.  Reva Wagner, Daily Review, 28 April 2009.

DUGGAN R. Musette
80, of Litchfield, PA, died Thursday, June 7, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness. Friends and family may call Sunday, June 10, 2007, from 1-4 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 11, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. James Donahoo of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating. The family will provide their own flowers. If you wish to make donations in Musette's name please direct them to either: Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Rd., Waverly, NY 14892, or the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery.

ROBERT G. DUGGAN, 58, of 48 Pleasant St., South Waverly died suddenly on March 16, 1989. Born Dec. 7, 1930 in Sayre, he was the son of G. Llewelyn and Helen Catlin Duggan. A 1948 graduate of Athens High School, he was associated in owning and operating Duggan Plumbing and Heating in East Athens for the past 45 years. He was a member of Rural Amity Lodge No. 70 F&AM Athens, Amity Royal Arch Chapter No. 293, Athens, where he was past high priest, Northern Council No. 24, Athens, Penn-York Valley Scottish Rite Association, where he was past master, Lodge of Perfection N. 14, where he was high potentate master, Calvary Chapter of Rose Corix, No 18, where he was most wise master and the Williamsport Consistory. He is survived by his wife, H. Geneva at home; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Brenda) Wilson of Spencer; two sons, Robert of Horseheads and Bernard of Waverly; his parents; a sister, Mrs. William (Ann) VanSlyke of Athens; a brother, Thomas of Newport News, Va.; six grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Masonic services will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. There will be no calling hours on Sunday. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens with the Rev. Dr. Wilmot Mather, pastor of the Athens United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the Ulster Ambulance Corps. or to the charity of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review

DUGGAN Ruth H. DeWitt

We lost our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Ruth H. DeWitt, on Monday, October 15, 2012 after a brief illness. Ruth was born December 20, 1916, the daughter of the late J. Barclay and Christine Ramsey Duggan in Sayre, Pa. She graduated from Sayre Area High School in 1935.  On Christmas night 1936 she met her soul mate, Walter R. DeWitt, and they were married on September 17, 1938. They owned DeWitt Electric for several years. She later worked at the Robert Packer Hospital at the information desk for 15 years before retiring in 1978, when they spent summers at their cottage on Seneca Lake and the winters in Dunellen, Fla. They traveled to Canada often to fish. She once caught a 14 lb. lake trout.  Ruth was an avid reader, loved playing cards, especially poker, and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.  She is predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Walter R. DeWitt, daughter Linda DeWitt, sister Frances North, several brothers-in law, and sisters-in-law.  Ruth is survived by her daughter Nancy Polasky of Sayre, Pa., grandchildren Vicky (William) Prigg of Charlotte, N.C., Diane (James) Tuttle of Shelbyville, Ky., Bruce Polasky of Berwyn, Ill., Kristine (Curtis) Hamilton of Alexandria, Va., and Katherine Raduazo of Sterling, Va., greatgrandchildren Kristi Twigger and Ryan Prigg of Boca Raton, Fla., Tyler Prigg of Charlotte, N.C., Brian and Justin Tuttle of Shelbyville, Ky., Nadia and Caitlin Hamilton of Alexandria, Va., Dylan Irwin, Brandon, Jordan, and Nathan Mazza of Sterling, Va.  Friends and family may call on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral Services will follow at the Funeral Home at 6 p.m.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 11 a.m.  Memorial donations may be made in Ruth’s memory to the: American Diabetes Association, 65 East Elizabeth Ave., Suite 502, Bethlehem, PA 18018, American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA17701, or Stray Haven, 194 Shephard Road, Waverly, NY, 14892.     Sayre Morning Times – October 16, 2012

 

KENNETH A. DUNBAR
Kenneth A. Dunbar, 89, of Athens, died June 17, 1990 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre following a brief illness. Born May 11, 1901 in Granville Township, he was the son of Carlton and Adda Sargeant Dunbar. He was employed in the Bench Department at Ingersoll-Rand, Athens for 30 years until his retirement in 1966.  Mr. Dunbar was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church, Rural Amity No. 70 F&AM, and Amity Royal Arch Chapter No. 293, Athens. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Vera, at home; daughter, Mrs. Duane (Florence) Gable of Ulster; sister, Peggy Hager of Troy; brother, Stuart of Sylvania; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Gerald, of Troy. Services were held at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens on June 20 (8:30 pm) with the Rev. Howard Hockenbury officiating and burial to be in Tioga Point Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Athens United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. (TGR, Thursday, June 21, 1990)

 

Leslie K. DUNBAR, 84, East Troy
01/16/2002
Leslie K. Dunbar, age 84, of East Troy, formerly of Big Pond, died on Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at home.  He was born on Jan. 21, 1917, in Big Pond, the son of the late Frank and Lena (Kellogg) Dunbar. He was a general contractor in the area before his employment at Rynone Manufacturing Corp. as a maintenance supervisor.  Leslie was a United States Army veteran.  He was a member of the Leona United Methodist Church. Leslie was also a member of the Big Pond Lions Club, the Troy VFW Post No. 8675 and the NY-PA Border Riders.  He enjoyed boating and water skiing. Leslie also enjoyed woodworking and was a true craftsman.  His happiness was his faith in God, his family, his home and his many friends. One of Leslie's greatest joys in life was his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor (Cobb) Dunbar, at home: son, Allan (Phyllis) Dunbar of Paragould, Ariz.; daughter Joan (Lynn) Grace of East Troy; stepsons Jackie (Sandra) Jennings of Forest, Va., and Keith Jennings of Goode, Va.; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters, Doris Craig and Shirley (Robert) Greenough, both of Big Pond; sister-in-law Florence Dunbar of Millinocket, Maine; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Leslie is predeceased by his first wife, Sybil Dunbar; grandson, Barry Dunbar; brother, Earle Dunbar; sister and brother-in-law, Thelma and Paul Rice; and brother-in-law Stuart Craig. Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, on Friday, Jan. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 10 to 11 a.m.  The funeral service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. William Lusk officiating. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial contributions in Leslie's name may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. 18848, or to the Leona United Methodist Church, c/o Sally Guthrie, RR 2, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. 16914.

 

DUNHAM Arthur H. “Curly” Dunham

A strong, loving, and caring family man - Arthur H. “Curly” Dunham, 87, of Sayre, Pa., died on Friday, February 17, 2012, at Highland Care Center, La Porte, Pa. He was born on June 12, 1924 in Wyalusing, Pa., the son of (the late) Arthur H., Sr. and Helen Benjamin Dunham.  Arthur attended Wyalusing Schools where he played baseball and basketball. In his senior year, Arthur moved to Sayre and graduated from Sayre High School, class of 1943.  After his graduation, he joined the United States Navy and served during WWII in the North Atlantic. Upon returning home, he was employed with Tioga Mills in Waverly, N.Y., retiring after 33 years in 1979.  On July 6, 1951, he married the former Leona Welton.  After returning from the service, Arthur enjoyed playing baseball with the V.F.W. and various other valley teams, playing country music on his steel guitar and Dobro, working on his home, hunting and fishing. Arthur was a life member of Skiff-Bower Post #1536 V.F.W., Sayre, Pa., a member of L.O.O.M., Waverly, N.Y., and a member of American Federation of Grain Millers.  He is predeceased by his sisters, Ethel Chamberlain and Alice Alpaugh; two nephews, Fred and Harry Alpaugh; and niece, Patricia Kelley.  Arthur is survived by his wife of 60 years, Leona at home; three daughters and sons- i n law, Jolie and William Lee of Sayre, Pa., Terri and Curt i s Tiffany of Round Rock, Texas, and Randa and Richard Angelo of New Windsor, Md.; grandchildren, Heidi, Tiffani, Michelle, Chris, John, and Melissa; five great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Inez Irish of Dansville, N.Y., and Thelma Stauffer of Dansville, N.Y.; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins, including Pat and Mary Wakefield.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the Waverly First Baptist Church, 23 Tioga Street, Waverly, N.Y., with the Rev. Steven Reynolds officiating. Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Athens, Pa., is assisting the family.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  The family will provide their own flowers. Memorial donations may be made in Arthur’s memory to: The Guthrie Hospice, R.R. #1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848, Att.: Clinical Coordinator or Waverly First Baptist Church, 23 Tioga Street, Waverly, NY 14892.

 

DUNHAM –CHARLOTTE D. ARNOLD, 87, of Athens, PA, passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness. She was born on August 29, 1927 in Wyalusing, PA the daughter of the late Horace F. and Viola Sink Dunham. Charlotte was a 75 year member of the Athens United Methodist Church, a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, charter member of the Lioness and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was selected as the First Woman of the Year in the Valley. Charlotte was very proud to be the last graduating class of the Nurse Cadet Corps in 1948. She worked many years as a nurse and was passionate about her job. Charlotte enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. She is predeceased by her husband Harry I. Arnold in 1987. Charlotte is survived by her children Mary and Dean Peters of Cave Creek, AZ, David and Gail Arnold of Athens, PA; grandchildren Patrick and Liz Morningstar of Chesterfield, MO, Michael and Mary Morningstar of State College, PA, Damon Arnold of Houston, TX, Rachel Arnold of West Reading, PA, Dylan Arnold of Athens, PA; great grandchildren Ethan Morningstar, Grace Morningstar, Matthew Morningstar, Samuel Morningstar, Clara Morningstar, Levi Morningstar, Roman Morningstar, Tyler Peters, and Trevor Welch.Family and Friends may call on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Athens United Methodist Church at 118 South Main Street, Athens, PA. The funeral will follow at 11:00 AM at the Athens United Methodist Church with Rev. Andrew Weidner officiating. Burial will be at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Charlotte's memory to the: Athens United Methodist Church at 118 South Main Street, Athens, PA and/or the Spalding Memorial Library at 724 South Main Street # 1, Athens, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 9/7/2014

 

DUNHAM Shirley M. Bowman

78, of Sayre, PA died on Monday, July 22, 2013 at home following an extended illness surrounded by her family.  She was born on January 17, 1935 in Athens, Pa., the daughter of the late Ralph and Minnie Fuller Dunham.  Shirley loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed doing arts and crafts.  She is predeceased by her sisters Ester White and Phyllis McCutcheon.  Shirley is survived by her husband of 59 years Philip at home; daughter Cathy Seck of Sayre, Pa.; son and daughter-in-law Philip and Jeanine Bowman of Sayre, Pa.; grandchildren Bobbi Jo Seck, Candi (Bryce) Arnold, and Kayla (Jeremiah) Stone; great-grandchild Bree Aronold; as well as sisters Bernice DeSisti and JoAnn Kraus.  At Shirley's request there will be no calling hours or services. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.   Sayre Morning Times – July 24, 2013

 

DUNLAP - Doris J. Causey, 78, of Waverly, died at Elderwood at Tioga on Thursday, April 27, 2008. Doris was born Oct. 24, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of Arthur and Catherine Sheppard Dunlap. She was employed as a cook for Tioga General Hospital for many years. Doris was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was predeceased by: her first husband, Ernest Brennan in 1957; her second husband, Harry Causey in 1996; daughter, Cathy; son-in-law, Jeff Fenton; and brother, William Dunlap. She is survived by: her daughters and sons-in-law, Vicki and Bill Lindley of Hunlock Creek, Pa., Robin Fenton of Waverly and Elaine and John Cole of Sayre; grandchildren, Billy and Carline Lindley of Hunlock Creek, Pa., Tonya Steele of Sayre, Tiffanie and Scott Keir of Sayre, Bryan Fenton of Waverly, Scott, Eric and Brad Cole of Sayre, Edward Day IV, Christopher and Nicole Day of Omaha, Neb.; and several great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., Wednesday, April 23 from 12 to 1 p.m. with funeral and committal services beginning at 1 p.m. with Rev. Ann Bey Canfield, pastor of the Waverly Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens. - Sayre Morning Times, 28 April 2008

WILLIAM DONALD ‘DON’ DUNN, 89, of Powell, Pa., a former longtime resident of West Pine Street in Athens, Pa., died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Don was born in Monroe Township, Pa., on Nov. 18, 1916, the son of John Fay Dunn and Gretchen Cranmer Dunn.  He was raised on his family's farm on Dunn Hill and was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1936.  He married the former Lillian Eddy of Powell, on June 24, 1939.  Don and Lillian resided in Athens, Pa., for 56 years prior to returning to Powell in 1996.  Don was employed as an inspector at the Athens Ingersoll-Rand facility for 38 years until his retirement.  He was an avid hunter and greatly enjoyed the simple things in life such as gardening; fishing; horseshoes; and socializing with his relatives, neighbors and friends.  Don was a member of the Monroeton United Methodist Church, a former member of the Ingersoll-Rand Rifle Team and was a past president of the Athens Little League.  He is survived by: his loving wife of 67 years, Lillian Dunn of Powell; his son, Paul Dunn of Powell; his sister and brother-in-law, Alta D. and Walter Harris of Monroeton; five granddaughters, Deanna Dunn of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Allyson Dunn of Baldwinsville, N.Y., Pamela Dunn of Glens Falls, N.Y., Elizabeth Dunn of Poughkeepsie, and Karen Torregiano and her husband, David Torregiano, of Gansevoort, N.Y.; a great-granddaughter, Serafine Torregiano; sisters-in-law, Vivian Dunn of Monroeton, Beverly Dunn of Towanda RR 2 and JoAnn Dunn of Overton; nieces, Irene Wright and her husband, Philip Wright, and Marie Vogel and her husband, Tom Vogel, all of Powell; and numerous additional nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by; a son, Donald James Dunn, in 1994; his brothers, Gerald, Harold, John and Lyle; his sister, Beryl D. Wilbur; and his brother-in-law Earl Eddy.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening, Nov. 1, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Interment will be on Thursday at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  –Towanda Daily Review

DONALD R. DUNNING, 74, of Milan died following a brief illness on Feb. 23, 2005 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born March 27, 1930, he was the son of John and Pauline Irwin Dunning. Donald served in the United States Navy during the Korean conflict. He was formerly employed at the WATS Radio Station in Sayre and later as a salesman at Bob's Cycle Shop. He was employed at Simmons-Rockwell in Athens for 25 years. He was a life member of the BPOE Sayre Lodge No. 1148, Skiff-Bower VFW Post No. 1536 of Sayre, American Legion Fort Sullivan Auxiliary Unit No. 246, and Sons of Italy Roma Madre Lodge No. 1342 of Sayre. Donald is survived by: his daughter, Jodi and Steve Austin of Waverly; grandchildren, Amy Austin of Virginia Beach, Va., Bradley and Cassidy Austin of Waverly, and Justin P. Hazelton of Milan; stepchildren, Wayne Blakeman of Lockwood, Ronald Blakeman of Schertz, Texas, Jennie Cofield of Dover, Del., Ann Marie Stedge of Waverly, Octive Healey of Winter Springs, Fla., Laurie and Jon Hazelton of Milan and Doug Nolan of Frostproof, Fla.; special friend, Joan Nolan of Milan; brother, John (Jack) Dunning of Clifton Springs, N.Y.; and sister, Juanita (Teta) West of Waverly. He was predeceased by: his brothers, Lt. Commander Gordon Dunning, Robert and Clifford Dunning; sisters, Gertrude Twigg, Auralia Root, Lena Salisbury and Esther Dunning; and stepdaughter, Debra Bailey. Friends and family may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, on Saturday, Feb. 26 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Funeral and committal services will follow Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield of the Waverly United Methodist Church officiating. Military honors will be accorded. Burial will be at a later date in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be made in the name of Donald R. Dunning to the Sayre VFW Post No. 1536, 932 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, PA 18840. Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  –Evening Times Feb. 25, 2005.

CLARENCE DURRAND, 64, of 105 East Cherry St. in Athens died Saturday May 23, 1987 following an extended illness. He was the son of Mary Demoski and had lived in Athens most of his life. He attended Athens High School and served in the United State Army Air Corp in Africa and India in the Second World War. He was a retired carpenter and a one-time employee of Whipple Brothers Lumber Company. He retired due to his health in 1973. He was a very active member of the Athens United Methodist Church, serving as a trustee and an usher. He was also an avid golfer. He is survived by his wife, Ruby with whom he would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on June 21. Also surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Ronald and Cathy Brown of Athens and a son and daughter-in-law, John and Jean Durrand of Breeseport, New York; plus five grandchildren, Adam, Tracy and David Brown and Mark and Jennifer Durrand. At the family’s request there will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held at the Athens United Methodist Church today at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Wilmot Mather officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Wills and Memorial Fund of Mr. Durrand’s church. –Towanda Daily Review

 

 

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