Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens Borough, Bradford County, PA
Arranged by Surname at Birth
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MILES G. EARLE, 89, of 120 N. Hopkins St., Sayre died Saturday, Feb. 24, 1990 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda after an extended illness. He was born in Colley on June 5, 1900, the son of Daniel and Caroline Foot Earle. He has been a lifelong resident of Bradford County and was employed as a conductor for the Lehigh Valley Railroad for 53 years, before his retirement in 1970. He was president of the Railroad Trainmen, chairman of the draft board during World War II and he was active in the Democrat Party for many years. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Alice Strange Earle at home; three sons: Robert Earle of Mesa, Ariz.; Jack Earle of N. Andover, Mass., William Earle of Sayre; one daughter, Mary Stewart of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; 17 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Byron Earle of Sayre, Gerald Earle of Kilgore, Texas and Daniel Earle of Shillington. A private funeral at the convenience of the family will be held. Burial will be at the Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens. Memorials may be directed to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Jenkins Funeral Home, Athens. –Towanda Daily Review
RICHARD “DICK” T. EARLEY, age 70, of Waverly, NY, died Sunday, October 17, 2004 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born July 8, 1934 in Mansfield, PA, the son of Thorpe and Gladys Verbeck Earley. Principle of Milltown Elementary School for several years and then taught at H. Austin Snyder Elementary until his retirement. He was an avid golfer, bowler, and softball player. He was an automobile racing enthusiast, member of the Sayre Elks Lodge No. 1148, Loyal Order of the Moose, Waverly, No. 1490, and the Sayre/Waverly Lions Club. He was actively involved in Sayre High School Athletics for 40 years. He was a fan and recent participant of classic and antique car shows. Predeceased by his parents. Survived by son, Richard and Laura Earley of Medford, NJ, and grandson, Ryan and Tyler Earley; sisters, Marsha and Frank Malinich of Binghamton, NY, Lillian and Mark Taylor of Big Flats, NY, Mary and Thomas Puffer of Rome, NY, and Kathryn and Glenn Gunderman of Pine City, NY; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and great-nieces and nephews; and a longtime companion, Palma Maslin. Friends and family may call Wednesday, October 20, 2004, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main Street, Athens, PA. The Elks will perform their memorial service at 7 p.m. Funeral will be held Thursday, October 21, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery. –Elmira Star Gazette.
EASTABROOK –ELZABETH M. BUTTERS, 92, of Troy RD 3, formerly of Milan, died at the Bradford County Manor on July 29, 1990. Born in Alpine, N.Y., on Oct. 4, 1897, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Alice Thompson Eastabrook. She graduated from Ulster High School and was a member of the Milan United Methodist Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence, in 1964 and by a daughter, Gladys Reeves, in 19844. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Clayton (Alta) Oslager of Gillett; step-children; Marion Corneby of Athens, William Butters of Athens, Howard Butters of Elmira, Gerald Butters of Elmira and Donald Butters of Elmira; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Lowery funeral Home in Athens Monday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral and committal service will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Larry Lutz of the North Towanda United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be made to the Milan United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. –Towanda Daily Review
EDDY Lillian Eddy Dunn
92, of Powell, Pa., a former longtime resident of West Pine Street in Athens, Pa., died
Tuesday morning, Aug. 10, 2010 at her home. Lillian was born Oct. 28, 1917 in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of the late Harry and Fanna Armstrong Eddy. On June 24, 1939, she married William Donald "Don" Dunn. The couple resided in Athens for 56 years before moving to Powell in 1996. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years on October 28, 2006. Lillian was employed by the Athens High School cafeteria for many years until her retirement. Lillian was a member of the Monroeton United Methodist Church. She is survived by: her son, Paul E. Dunn of Powell, Pa.; five granddaughters: Deanna Berger and her husband Derrin of Hyde Park, N.Y., Allyson Dunn of Baldwinsville, N.Y., Pamela Dunn of Albany, N.Y., Elizabeth Saporito and her husband Anthony of Highland, N.Y., Karen Torregiano and her husband David Torregiano of Gansevoort, N.Y.; great-granddaughter: Serafine Torregiano; sisters-in-law: Alta Harris of Monroeton, Vivian Dunn of Monroeton, Beverly Dunn of Towanda RR 2, JoAnn Dunn of Overton; nieces: Irene Wright and her husband Philip of Powell, Marie Vogel and her husband Tom of Powell; numerous additional nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a son, Donald James Dunn in 1994, a half-brother, Earl Eddy, brothers-in-law, Walter Harris, Gerald, Harold, John and Lyle Dunn and sister-in-law, Beryl D. Wilbur. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010 at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. Towanda Daily Review - August 11, 2010
ALBERT D. ‘AL’ EDE, 72, of Sayre, Pa., died Saturday, June 25, 2005 unexpectedly at the Cortland Memorial Hospital, Cortland, N.Y. Born Sept. 11, 1932 in New York City, the son of Frank and Elizabeth Fajnor Ede. He was previously employed at the Grand Union Warehouse in Waverly, N.Y. for 32 years. He was currently employed at State Line Auto, Waverly, N.Y. He was a life member of the Sayre Ambulance Corps. as well at the Athens Township Fire Company. He was an avid Penn State football fan. He enjoyed sports and spending time with his family. He was predeceased by a son David, a brother Allen, two grandchildren Sarah and Michelle, and a son-in-law Bill Lundy. He is survived by his wife of 52 years at home; and his children, Jane Lundy of Athens, Pa., Beckie and Glenn Foust of N.C., Jerry and Heidi Ede of Athens, Pa., and Frank Ede of Athens, Pa.; grandchildren, Tony, Kristin, Mindy, Ben, Cody, Brittany, Natasha, Doug and Kaleb; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Elizabeth Clynes of N.Y. Friends and family may call Wednesday, June 29, 2005 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. David Larson officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. on Friday, July 1, 2005 at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be sent in his name to the Athens Township Fire Department 184 Herrick St., Sayre, PA 18840. Contributed by Carol Brotzman. –Evening Times June 27, 2005.
EDEN –MARTHA MAE VANDERPOEL, 91 of Sayre died Friday, Jan 25, 2002 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre after an extended illness. She was born March 9, 1910 in Bodines, Pa. the daughter of William and Ruby Stone Eden. She was a graduate of Sayre High School and attended Wyoming Seminary. She worked in the cafeteria at the Sayre High School and the H. Austin Snyder School where she retired. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Sayre Christian Church and taught Sunday school there for a number of years. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Lyle at home; daughter, Lynda Myers of Sayre; four grandchildren, Jeff Myers of Altoona, Laurie Wells (and her fiancé Rick Bennett) of Concord, N.C., Melissa (Terry) Caudill of Concord, N.C., Heather (Joey) Kovarik of Waverly, N.Y.; 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, January 28, 2002 at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be made to the Sayre Christian Church, 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre, Pa. or the Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services, 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
EDMUNDS David- son of Frank and Sarah Edmunds, former residents of Franklin Township, was buried Nov 4 in Tioga Point Cemetery. His father during his residence was justice of the peace. “Dade” as he was familiarly known, was the last of the Edmunds family. George, an older brother, was killed when the terrible cyclone passed through this section over 50 years ago.
EDSELL –ALYCE R. MOORE, 90, of North Orwell, and a resident of the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital, died Friday, March 18, 2005, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Alyce was born on Dec. 27, 1914, in Potterville, a daughter of the late Leo and Bernice (Manchester) Edsell. She was a graduate of Orwell High School. On June 7, 1935, she married Claude F. Moore, and they lived in the North Orwell area for over 50 years before moving permanently to Hernando, Fla. Together they shared 64 wonderful years until his passing in 1999. Alyce was very active in her community and church, devoting her time and talent to both. She was a member of several organizations, including the Rome Order of Eastern Star and was past worthy grand matron. Alyce had been a member of both the Presbyterian Church of Inverness and the North Orwell Union Church. She loved the many activities she shared with her family, friends and her church family both here and in Florida. Alyce was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and her family has many lasting memories of the times they spent together. Alyce is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Gayle and Ann Moore of Monroeton, Avery and Joann Moore of Sayre, and Terry and Faye Moore of Monroeton; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; her brothers and sister-in-law; Boyd Edsell of Hernando and Kent and Cathy Edsell of Rome; sisters-in-law, Marletta Edsell of North Orwell, Joan Edsell of Allis Hollow and Mary Moore of Athens; and many nieces, nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her husband, Claude Moore; sisters, Leola Cafferty and Marjorie Hicks; brothers A. Bryce Edsell and Moyle Edsell; and sister-in-law Mildred Edsell. Abiding with her wishes, cremation will take place at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Those who wish may kindly consider memorial contributions to the North Orwell Union Church, c/o Mrs. Catherine Rought, RR 1, Box 95, Rome, Pa. or the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital “Activities Fund,” 603 William St., Towanda, Pa. in loving memory of Alyce R. (Edsell) Moore. Caring assistance is being provided by The Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. –Towanda Daily Review.
EDWARDS –MARCELLA J. HARBST, 45, of 178 N. Elmira St., Athens died unexpectedly Saturday Jan. 6, 1990 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was born May 19, 1943 in Montrose, Pa., the daughter of Clyde and Blanche Elliott Edwards. She has been a resident of the Valley most of her life. She was employed in the laboratory at the Sylvania plant in Towanda for 25 years. She is survived by her husband, Thomas at home; one daughter, Valerie Harbst at home; two sons: Stephen Harbst of Fort Stewart, Ga. And Chris Harbst of Seattle, Wash.; two grandchildren; four brothers: Russell Edwards of Owego, N.Y., Brian Edwards, Barry Edwards and Gregory Edwards, all of Rome; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be held at the funeral home Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Bourdette Mason officiating. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review
EIKE Herbert B. "Bruce" Eike
78, of Barton, died unexpectedly on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was born on January 3, 1935 in Sayre, PA the son of the late Herbert Blodgett and Claire F. Nimchick Eike. Herb served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Roanoke during the Korean War. He attended Mansfield University and Colgate University. He taught at Tioga Center Central Schools from 1968-1990 with the class of 1979 dedicating their yearbook to him. Herb was a talented harmonica player and an avid fan of the Sgro Brothers. He was a member and supporter of the Waverly American Legion, Post 492 and the Church of the Redeemer, Sayre. He is pre-deceased by his brother and sister-in-law Richard and Betty Eike and a niece Vanessa Eike. Herbert is survived by his wife of 52 years, Joan, at home' children Bruce and Nikita Eike of Hampstead, Md., and Barbara Eike of Vallejo, Cailf.; grandchildren Christopher and Gabrielle Flores; sisters, Roberta Blanchard and Margo Eike, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, with the Rev. Glenn Mahaffey officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be sent in Herbert's name to the: American Red Cross, 179 Front Street, Owego, NY 13827 or Church of the Redeemer, 201 South Wilbur Ave., Sayre, PA 18840. Sayre Morning Times – October 9, 2013
EISENHART - SHEDDEN, EMMA L.
Age 79, if 203 Maple St., Sayre, Pa Wednesday, August 15, 1973. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, PA, and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral and committal service there Saturday at 4 p.m. the Rev. Richard E. Ploth. Burial Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. Survived by one son, Donald Shedden of Waverly, NY. four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Sayre Presbyterian Church and the Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary. She was born in Waverly and spent her entire life in the Valley area. She was the widow of Leon B. Shedden who died in 1949. In lieu of flowers, those who may wish may make donations to the Sayre Presbyterian Church or the Robert Packer Hospital Building Fund
ELDRED –BETTY I. JOHNSON, 87, or Sayre, Pa., passed away at home, after a long and courageous battle with cancer, with her family by her side. Betty was born on June 11, 1928 in Sayre, Pa., a daughter of the late Ray and Daisy (Merrill) Eldred. Betty graduated from Sayre High School and was an expeditor for IBM until she retired. Betty enjoyed puzzles and playing cards with her neighbors. Betty was predeceased by a son, Lynn Johnson in 2006. She is survived by sons: William Johnson of Athens, Paul (Kathy) Johnson of Sayre, a brother, Bob Eldred of Greene, N.Y., seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. At Betty's request, all services will be private with burial to take place in the Tioga Point Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stray Haven, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY in loving memory of Betty I. Johnson. Caring services provided by Cooley Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Athens, Pa. –Sayre Morning Times 12/5/2015
ELLERS Cassidy Nicole SWAIN-ELLERS, age 2, of Athens, PA died Saturday, March 4, 2000 at Geisinger Medical Center. She was born May 18, 1997 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Annette Swain and William Ellers. She is survived by her parents; sisters, Kristi and Ashley; maternal grandparents, Howard and Faye Swain of Granville Summit, PA; paternal grandparents, Russell and Daine Ellers of Waveryly, NY. Funeraly services were held March 7 at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens with the rEv. Richard Hack officiating and burial to be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Towanda Memorial Hospital Home Health, 18848 or Early Intervention, c/o Mental Health and Mental Retardation offices, Towanda, PA 18848. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, March , 2000
ELLERS M. Yvonne Ward
76, of Sayre, Pa., died on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at home surrounded by her family. She was born on November 19, 1935, in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Malcolm and Margaret Mc- Cole Ellers. Yvonne enjoyed spending time with her kids, grandkids, and friends. She enjoyed gardening and traveling. She worked numerous years for the Guthrie Health System holding various positions. She is predeceased by her husband, Ralph Ward, Sr.; daughters, Susan Brewer, Nancy Kurtz, and Betty Lee; son, Ralph Ward, Jr.; grandchildren, Patrick and Jamie Kay Potts; brothers, Sonny Ellers, Russell Ellers, and Raymond Ellers; and sister, Lana Wolcott. Yvonne is survived by her children, Becky Dietz (Fred Eccleston) of Waverly, N.Y., Tammy and Tom Reynolds of Sayre, Pa., Sis Campbell (Ed Hiley) of Sayre, Pa., Kim and Ken Bentley of South Waverly, Pa., Gregg and Linda Ward of Sayre, Pa., Kelly and Mike Miner of Sayre, Pa., and Brett Ward (Lori Searfoss) of Barton, N.Y.; 26 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; numerous great-great grandchildren; siblings Ronald (Joyce) Ellers, Joe (Doris) Ellers, Richard Ellers, Martha (Mike) Zepp, Dottie McCarty; a special sister-in-law, Gretchen Millard; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law, and brothers-in-law. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 11, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa., with the Rev. James Donahoo from the Sayre Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa., at the convenience of the family. Sayre Morning Times – March 9, 2012
ELLIOTT –JANET BARRY, age 67, of 106 Florence St., Waverly, NY, died unexpectedly on Monday, June 16, 2003, at her home. Born September 16, 1935 in Waverly, NY, she was the daughter of the late Mildred Hatch and Preston Elliot and the wife of the late John J. Barry. She had been a sales clerk at the New York Store, Waverly, and had retired from K-Mart after 15 years. She is survived by one son, Edward (Fran) Barry, Elmira, NY; three brothers, Dale (Norma) Elliott, Rochester, NY, Keith (Joan) Elliott, Rochester, NY, Jack (Patty) Elliott, Waverly, NY; one uncle, Archie (Mary) Hatch, Waverly, NY; seven grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by two sons, Stephen and Thomas Barry. Friends may call at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly, on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA, at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star Gazette.
ELLIS - Allen F. Ellis, 50, of Ulster, Pa., diedon Monday, June 1, 2009, at home. He was born on Jan. 8, 1959, in Sayre, Pa., the son of Fredrick and Roberta NICHOLS Ellis. Allen enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and riding his Honda Goldwing. He was an avid Dale Earnhart and Dale Jr. fan. Allen enjoyed kids and his dogs, Missy and Ollie. He was employed by Harding in Elmira, N.Y., as a machinist for 20 years. He is predeceased by: his grandparents; nephew Josh; and father and mother-in-law Warren and Rita SCHUTT. Allen is survived by: his wife of 22 years Kathy, at home; children Alan "Robby" Ellis of Roseland, Neb., Carol Harris of Grand Island, Neb., James Welliver Jr. of Milan, Pa., and Alisha Schutt of Ulster, Pa.; eight grandchildren; siblings and in-laws Edward and Dolores Ellis of Sayre, Pa., Verna and Sam Donahue of Athens, Pa., Bobbie Jo and Charlie Groover of Ulster, Pa., and Richard and Denise Ellis of Monroeton, Pa.; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins; and George "Bernie" and Dorothy Malone. Friends and family may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2009, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Nelson Kopatz, from the Athens Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Allen's memory to the: First Citizens Bank, 306 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, PA 18840 (to place a memorial bench at Pine Cradle Lake). 03 June 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
ELLIS, 76, of Milan, Pa., passed away peacefully at home on July 8,
Fred was born on July 27, 1937 in Sayre, a son of the late Charles and Agnes (Chamberlain) Ellis.
He is survived by his children: Edward and Dolores Ellis, Verna and Sam Donahue, Bobbie and Charlie Groover, Richard and Denise Ellis, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Fred was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Roberta Jane Ellis, on May 16, 2014; a son, Allen Ellis; and infant grandchild, Joshua Groover. At Fred's request, all services will be private at the Tioga Point Cemetery at the family's convenience. Donations may be made to the Bradford County Manor, 15900 Route 6, Troy, PA in loving memory of Roberta. Caring assistance is being provided by Cooley Tioga Point Cremation & Burial Options, Athens, Pa. –Sayre Morning Times 7/10/2014
Miss Helen Ruth ELLIS, age 43, of 140 E. First St., Corning, N.Y., Monday Feb 15, 1965. Body at Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home, Elmira Heights. Calling hours; Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. H. T. Frdwnfelter, Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ellis of S. Waverly; four brothers, Gene of Kirkwood, N.Y., Robert of Elmira heights, John of Cortland and Thomas of Athens, Pa.; one sister Mrs. Edmund Biener of Savona; aunt Mrs. Joseph Perry of Towanda; 14 nieces and nephews. She was secretary for Dr. Dimitroff of Corning, a graduate of LeRaysville, Pa. High School and Jean Summers Business School.
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Jennie Ellsworth Blauvelt, 89, of Waverly, formerly of Athens, died Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at Tioga Nursing Facility, after an extended illness. Born Jan. 27, 1918 in Towanda, Jennie was the daughter of the late Willard and Iva Lattimer Ellsworth. Jennie was employed with Trinity Episcopal Church, Athens, and a member of the late Athens United Methodist Church. She was very active in her church and volunteered often for the Bridge. Jennie also enjoyed gardening. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Jennie was a loving and caring friend to everyone. Jennie was predeceased by: her husband, Earl J. Blauvelt; her two great-grandsons, Brandon and Bobby Young; brothers, Charles and Edward; sisters, Elnita and Charlotte; and brother-in-law, Raymond Maxim. She is survived by: her son and daughter-in-law, Robert E. and Barbara Young of Athens; grandson and wife, Robert and Terri Young; granddaughter, Cheryl Garrison; three great-grandchildren, David Young, John Garrison and Misty Wells; sisters and brother-in-law, Marion and Richard Potter, Minnie Maxim; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Shirley Ellsworth; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call Saturday, March 17, 2007 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Martin Bovee 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. The family gives special thanks to the wonderful staff at the Tioga Nursing Facility and Lourdes Hospice for their great care. Submitted by Carol Brotzman
ELLSWORTH - Loved to bake, avid recipe collector, Minnie R. Maxim, 88, of Sayre, Pa. diedon Monday, Feb. 9, 2009 at Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. She was born Feb.21, 1920 in Towanda, Pa. the daughter of the late Willard and Iva Latimer Ellsworth. Minnie loved to bake, and was an avid recipe collector. She worked at the Robert Packer Hospital in Housekeeping until her retirement. She enjoyed gardening, and flowers. Minnie loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband Raymond Maxim, Sr.; sisters Jennie Blauvelt, Charlotte Chapman, and Almeda Steele; and brothers Charles Ellsworth and Edgar Ellsworth. Minnie is survived by her son Raymond (Nancy) Maxim, Jr. of Sayre, Pa.; her daughter Kathryn Jiricka of MO; her grandchildren Kathryn (Ben) Francis, Richard (Lori) Shay, Michelle (Scott) Bruer, and Stephen Maxim: her great-grandchildren Matthew and Courtney Bruer, Jordyn and Ryan Maxim, and Benji and Samantha Francis; her brother Paul (Shirley) Ellsworth; her sister Marion (Dick) Potter; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Linda Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Minnie’s memory to: Stray Haven, 194 Shephard Road, Waverly, N.Y. 14892. - Sayre Morning Times, February 10, 2009
ELSBREE Betty M Burrows
Family and friends of Betty M. Burrows will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 between the hours of 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Requiem Mass will take place on Thursday morning, 11 a.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 375 W Water St. Elmira, with Father Donald W. Matthews, celebrant, with a burial at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Betty died while under the care of the Chemung County Nursing Facility on Friday September 9, 2011 at the age of 87. She was born on January 19, 1924 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Fountain and Crystal Grace Elsbree. She was married to Theodore K. Burrows until his passing in 1972. She was employed by the Robert Packer Hospital for over 22 years until her retirement. A homemaker, Betty was devoted to her family and held a special place in her heart for animals. She is survived by her loving family, T. Edward (Joan) Burrows, Pine City; grandsons, Theodore N. and Nathan R. Burrows and Christopher Casler; sister-in-law, Pearl Smith; several nieces and nephews including a special niece, Joan (Zebulin) Wolcott. In addition to her parents and husband she was predeceased by sisters, Janice Elsbee and Beverly Pardoe; and brother, Harland Smith. Memorials may be directed to her grandchildren’s education fund c/o Edward Burrows, 48 Beckwith Rd. Pine City, NY 14871. Sayre Morning Times – September 13, 2011
ELSBREE – DEATH
J. Leman Elsbree , one of the best known and most prominent citizens of Athens, died at his residence of Main St. at 12:05 o’clock this afternoon, death resulting from a paralytic stroke, which he sustained about 6 o’clock Monday evening and from which he never rallied. Mr. Elsbree was apparently in his usual health, which for the last year or two had not been very good, Monday and was around as usual. About 6 o’clock Monday evening he complained of a severe pain and would have fallen had not Mrs. Elsbree saved him. She got him to his bed as soon as possible and a few minutes later he sank into a state of coma, from which he never roused, gradually growing weaker until the end came. The funeral arrangements which have not yet been made, will be announced in tomorrow’s paper. J. Leman Elsbree was born in Windham township, December 6, 1837, a son of the late Ira and Sally (Dunham) Elsbree, and has always resided in Bradford county. In December, 1881, he married Miss Jane Farr, and to them were born four children, one of whom Rena, died in infancy. He is survived by his widow, a daughter Anna, and two sons, John and George. Mr. Elsbree had followed agricultural pursuits all his life and for many years had been engaged in lumbering and dealing in stock. He was one of the largest land owners in this county and up to the time of his death was actively engaged in managing his farm properties. In politics he was a Republican. He was elected treasurer of Bradford county in 1884, and also served one term as councilman of Athens borough.
ELSBREE - MARY I. FRALICK
Mary I. Fralick, 95, of Hialeah, FL, died Saturday, January 18, 1992 in Florida. Born in Bradford County on February 15, 1896, she was the daughter of Perry and Mary Huff Elsbree. She was a 1912 graduate of East Smithfield High School. She and her first husband, Loron Pierce, operated the Marilorn Motel in Waverly for several years. She moved to Florida in 1962 with her second husband, Ralph Fralick. He also predeceased her. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the United Methodist Church. Surviving are several nieces and nephews including: Hilda Barrett, Flagler Beach, FL; Charles Elsbree, Columbia Cross Roads; George Elsbree, Troy; Esther Everts, Troy; Dorothy Hickok, Tamarac, FL; Gene Pierce, Waverly; William Elsbree, Vestal; Gail Haskell, Owego. Funeral services were held at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens on January 22 (2 pm) with the Rev. James W. Barrett officiating and burial to be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. (TGR, Thursday, January 23, 1992)
EMORY Carol Emory Frantz
76, of Sayre, died at her home on Sunday, June 23, 2013, surrounded by her family. Carol was born on May 5, 1937, in Sayre, the daughter of Jess and Emma (Northrup) Emory. She grew up in Wysox and graduated from the Towanda High School. She attended and graduated from the Robert Packer School of Nursing in 1958. Carol worked as a registered nurse in the operating room at the Robert Packer Hospital; she was well known and respected for her dedication to her job for over 38 years. On July 30, 1960, she married Gerald Frantz at Saint James Catholic Church in Waverly. Carol enjoyed gardening, genealogy, needle point, crocheting, and knitting. She loved traveling with her family, especially to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where she vacationed every year, for the last 18 years. Carol is survived by her loving husband, Gerald Frantz; children: Karen Frantz and her companion Bill Cummings of Elmira, N.Y., Timothy Frantz and his companion, Lori Rawlinson of York, Pa., Gerald M. Frantz of Sayre, and Kevin Frantz and his wife Christa of Sayre; grandchildren: Megan and Sarah O'Hanrahan of Elmira, N.Y., Mary and Mathew Frantz of York, Pa., and Christopher, Katie and Clarissa Frantz of Sayre; brother, Ronald Emory of Sayre; uncle, Howard Northrup and his wife, Marge of Sayre; and her faithful companion Nick the cat, who will greatly miss her. In addition to her parents, Carol was preceded in death by her brother, Gary Emory. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, with Rev. Vincent Langan officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be private at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. At the family's request, memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA 18848 and the American Cancer Society, 1948 East 3rd St. Williamsport, PA 17701, in memory of Carol. Sayre Morning Times – June 25, 2013
ERLE - Our beloved mother, Stella Wolfe, 95, has completed her life’s journey and joined her loving husband, Harlen Sr. in eternal rest on Jan. 29, 2010. She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years; her only son, Harlen Jr.; grandsons William Daryl Donlin, Timothy Wolfe; parents and several siblings. She will be greatly missed and always loved by her daughters, Delores (Arthur) Alpaugh, Phyllis (William) Eddy, Shirley (Alfred) Taylor and daughter-in-law Idella Wolfe. Also survived by her special brother Robert (Virginia) White; favorite sister-in-law Sarah White; sisters Patricia Hall, Helen Soper and brother Jack Erle. Others remaining behind and missing her are 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends. Mrs. Wolfe was born in Athens, Pa. and lived her entire life in the Valley until she moved to California seven years ago to live with, and be cared for, by her daughter Shirley and son-in-law Al. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, and a lifetime member of the South Waverly Fireman’s Auxiliary. Funeral services at St. John Church with a spring burial will be announced later. Caring assistance is being provided by Russ Monroe Funeral Home, Fair Oaks, Calif. - Sayre Morning Times, Feb.13.2010
ERVIN Alice M. Ervin Colwell
of Sayre, PA, died on Monday, January 24, 2011, at the age of 88, surrounded by her nieces and nephew. She was proud to say she lived in the same home all her life. Alice was born on May 29, 1922 in Sayre, PA. She is the daughter of the late Allen and Sudie Ervin. Alice was a life-long member of the Sayre Christian Church and the Loyal Berean Sunday School Class. She made her career at the Ingersoll Rand in Athens, PA, retiring after many years of service. She and Howard loved to travel. Alice was married to Howard L. Colwell for 46 years until he died in December of 2005. She is survived by her daughter, Martha (Clint) Holmes, grandsons, John Howard (Jessica) Holmes and Clinton Arthur (Lisa) Holmes and 5 great grandchildren. Alice is also survived by brother-in-law, Jake (Dev) Colwell and brother-in-law Carlton (Leona) Tubbs. Nieces and nephews, Bruce (Jocelyn) Tubbs, Allyn (Connie) Tubbs, Beth Blakeman, Barbara (Greg) Gantt, and Cynthia (Dan) Overvoll and numerous great nieces, nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. Alice is also survived by sisters-in-law, Patricia Ervin of Florida and Beverly Ervin and her children William, Jr., Bonnie Alderman, Mike Ervin, Allen Ervin, James Ervin, Tammy Blackman and Robin Ervin and special friends Bob and Josie Thomas. Alice is predeceased by her parents and brothers, Allen Ervin and William Ervin and sister, Beatrice Tubbs. A gathering of friends and family will be held on Friday, January 28 from 1-3 at the Blauvelt Funeral Home at 625 Broad St., Waverly, NY. The funeral service will be at 11 am on Saturday, January 29 at the funeral home with Pastor James Donahoo officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Alice's name may do so to Sayre Christian Church 427 S. Keystone Ave. Sayre, PA 18840 or to Samaritan's Purse PO Box 3000 Boone, NC 28607. The family will be providing flowers. Funeral home obituary.
ESCHENBURG Charles L. Eschenburg
86, of Athens, Pa., died
on Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness. He was born in Rochester, N.Y. on Oct. 28, 1924, the son of the late Charles G. and Adabelle Kimball Eschenburg. Charles was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church where he taught Sunday School. Charles served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II with the United States Marine Corps. He was employed with Ingersoll-Rand and Morse Chain. Charles was an all city and county football player in East Rochester High School, and was an avid Buffalo Bills fan. Charles is survived by: his beloved wife of 59 years, Faith, at home; children, Deborah Eschenburg and her partner Timothy Peck of Barton, N.Y., Daniel Eschenburg of Athens, Pa., and Solomon Eschenburg of Athens Twp., Pa.; grandchildren, Heather (Chris) Klossner of Nichols, N.Y., Brett Peck of Bishop, Ga., Dulcy (Dennis) Zimmer of Litchfield, Pa., April (Rich) Worthington of Barton, N.Y., Chasity (Chris) Ray of Litchfield, Pa., and Brandon Eschenburg of Athens, Pa.; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 at the Pilgrim Holiness Church, 701 S. Wilbur Ave., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the church with the Rev. John Musser officiating. Burial will be at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in Charles's memory to: Pilgrim Holiness Church, 701 S. Wilbur Ave., Athens, PA 18810, or the Disabled Veterans, P.O. Box 4301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-03012, Attn.: Gift Processing in Charles Eschenburg's name. Towanda Daily Review - December 14, 2010
ESTEP Wilma Jane Ferris
Wellsboro Gazette – January 27, 1988
Wilma Jane Ferris, 87, of-33 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the Robert Packer Hospital Sayre. She was a life member of the United Commercial Travelers, Elmira-Horseheads Chapter, Elmira, N.Y. Surviving are four sons, Dr. Curzon C. Ferris Jr. of Abilene, Texas; Charles E. Ferris of Park Ridge, Ill; Arthur L. Ferris of Fayetteville, N.Y. and James L. Ferris of Waverly, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including Loreen McCoy of Tioga. Funeral and committal services were held Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre. The Rev. Don Greenwood officiated. Memorial donations may be made to the church memorial fund or the Sayre Fire Department Ambulance Corp. Arrangements were made by the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens.
EVANS - LOWMAN, Alberta E. "Berta"
Loving Wife, Mother, Nana and Sister
Resident of the Chemung County Nursing Facility and formerly of Horseheads passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday evening, December 1, 2008. Alberta was born March 31, 1925, a daughter of the late Austin and Cora Belle Post Evans. She retired with Westinghouse Corporation, Artistic Greetings and later worked for Thatcher Glass. Alberta was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Martin Lowman, on January 18, 2001; son-in-law, Donald Palmer on April 8, 2002; sister and brothers, Welma, Raymond and John. She is survived by her children, Gerry (Clair) Bixby of Lowman, NY, Martin Lowman Jr. of Elmira Heights, NY, and Patty Palmer of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, April, Bill, Tammy, Matthew, Tommy, Timmy, Michael, Kevin and Josh; brothers, Bernard (Emma) Evans of Athens, PA, Jane (Phil) Ridgeway of Athens, PA and Mildred Orcutt of Syracuse, NY; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13 on Thursday, December 4, 2008, from 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Mrs. Lowman's Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 5, 2008, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Donald Hoff. She will be laid to rest along side her husband, Martin, in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA, immediately following. The family will provide their own flowers. Those wishing to remember Alberta may do so through memorial contributions to either the Alzheimer's Association, Southern Tier Regional Office, 401 Hayes Ave., Endicott, N.Y. 13760; Chemung County Nursing Facility, Resident Memorial Fund, 103 Washington St., Elmira, NY 14901; or Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Coring Road, Coring, NY 14830. The family wishing to thank the 5th Floor Nursing and Staff of the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the wonderful care and kindness that they provided their mother over the last 6 years. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/3/2008
EVANS –MARGARET J. HARSBARGER, 79, widow of Isaac Ethelbert Harsbarger of 924 N. Elmira St., Sayre died Friday morning, Jan. 1, 1988 at her home. Born Aug. 3, 1908 in Throop, Pa., Lackawanna County, she was a daughter of Evan and Margaret Williams Evans. During her early life Margaret lived in Scranton. Mr. and Mrs. Harshbarger came to Sayre in 1945 to make their home. In 1956 the moved to Ulster, returning to Athens in 1976. She was predeceased by her husband, Isaac on March 15, 1985. Following his death, Margaret made her home with her two daughters, Carolyn Cole and Louise Vanderpool at 924 N. Elmira St., Sayre. She was a former member of the N. Ghent Methodist Church and its Ladies Aide Society and was also a former member of the Order of Eastern Star of Athens. Surviving are three daughters; Mrs. Louise Vanderpool and Mrs. Carolyn Cole, both of Sayre and Mrs. Charles (Penelope) Callear of Athens; a son, Roland N. Harshbarger of White Bear Lake, Minn.; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Richard A. Harshbarger in October 1963. The funeral and committal service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster with the rev. Paul Barrett officiating. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Monday afternoon at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review
EVELYN –MRS. DELLA COURTRIGHT, 78, died in Owego, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 1938. She had resided in Sayre and Waverly, until four months ago. She is survived by her husband, John A. Courtright; a son, L. E. Rosebrook of Owego; a brother, C. J. Evelyn of Elmira; two grandsons, Burr Rosebrook of Elmira and Rodney Rosebrook of Owego; two granddaughters, Mrs. C. H. Lohmann of Milford, Pa. and Miss Pauline Rosebrook of Owego. The body is in the Geer Funeral Home, Waverly, where a service will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Floyd N. Darling of the First Baptist Church will officiate. Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/26/1938
EVERETT Eleanor E. Campbell
87, of Athens, died on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Sayre Health Care Center with her family by her side. She was born on August 11, 1924 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of (the late) James Merton and Lyda May West Everett. Eleanor graduated from VanEtten Central High School and Robert Packer School of Nursing Class of 1945. She was a Registered Nurse with Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre House, and Heritage Nursing Home, retiring in 1990. Eleanor was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church. She was predeceased by her husband Frank D. Campbell, 2000. Eleanor is survived by her children Elaine (Gary) Wilson of Athens, Pa., Robert (Carole) Campbell of Richmond, VA, Norman (Sharon) Campbell of Forest City, Pa., Frank, Jr. (Amy) Campbell of Wallingford, C.T., James(Corlis) Campbell of Athens, Pa., Douglas Campbell of Scranton, Pa., Elizabeth Karoby of Emmaus, Pa., Carol Campbell of Windsor Locks, C.T., Catherine Campbell of Windsor, C.T., and Joan Brignola of Athens, Pa., numerous grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, and brother Eugene Everett of Fremont, CA. Friends and family may call on Friday, June 16, 2012 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Athens United Methodist Church, 118 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral Services will follow at the Church at 1pm with the Rev. Aaron Campbell and Rev. Adam Campbell co-officiating. Nicki Campbell will present the Eulogy. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa., at the convenience of the family. Memorial Donations may be made in Eleanor’s memory to: Athens United Methodist Church, 118 South Main Street, Athens, Pa., 18810. Sayre Morning Times – June 15, 2012
EVERY - Robert H. Every Sr., 78, of Sayre, PA, died Friday, June 30, 2006, at home following a courageous struggle with Parkinson's disease. Born July 14, 1927, in Waverly, N, he was the son of the late Raymond and Clara McKay Every. He invented the caller ID system and designed the computer chip that landed the Gemini, earning Every a prestigious award. He vested his rights for IBM after 20 years. He was the CEO of Mek-Tronics labs in Mansfield, PA, and he was a consultant for many different companies, some of them being Zerox and the Ingersoll Rand. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and also spending quality time with his family. He was predeceased by a grandson, Robert Carl Henrich, on March 30, 1987, and a great-grandson, Mitchell Derek Dumas, on Aug. 2, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Doris, at home; son and daughter-in-law, Robert H. & Mary Every Jr.; daughter and son-in-law, Gail & Doug Williams of Sayre; daughters, Vickie Every of Waverly, NY, Valerie Jochum of Endwell, NY, and Lori Kyle of Sayre; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Buchmann of Sayre; brother, Raymond W. Every of Syracuse, NY; special aunt, Ruth (McKay) Tice of Mansfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends may call from 2-3 PM Monday, July 3, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, PA. The funeral service will follow at 3 PM with the Rev. William Wells officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848. - Daily Review, Towanda, PA, July 1, 2006 (His mother was Clara McKay and father was Raymond Every)
EVERY Robert H. Every Sr., 78
Robert H. Every, Sr., 78, of Sayre died Friday, June 30, 2006 at home following a courageous struggle with Parkinson's Disease. Born July 14, 1927 in Waverly the son of the late Raymond and Clara McKay Every. He invented the caller ID system, designed the computer chip that landed the Gemini earning Every a prestigious award. He vested his rights for IBM after 20 years, he was the CEO of Mek-Tronics labs in Mansfield, he was a consultant for many different companies some of them being Zerox and the Ingersoll Rand, He enjoyed hunting and fishing and also spending quality time with his family.
EYNON –JANE E. ROSS, 55, of 302 Jones Road, Waverly, N.Y. died
Sunday, Nov. 21, 1993, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira. Born in
Plymouth, Pa., Oct. 5, 1938, the daughter of Joseph and Thelma Shaw Eynon, she
came to the Valley in 1967. She was a member of the Sons of Italy Roma
Madre Lodge 1342 and the Sayre American Legion Post 283. She is survived
by her mother, Thelma Eynon in Waverly and a twin brother, Charles Eynon of
Albany, N.Y.; her children; a daughter, Patricia Drabinski of Waverly and a son,
Jack Medlar of Endicott; four granddaughters and several nephews and
cousins. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St.,
Athens, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at
the Lowery Funeral home Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Anne B. Canfield,
pastor of the Sayre United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will
be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be made to
the Tioga County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, Owego. –Towanda