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

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens Borough, Bradford County, PA

 

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by Joyce M. Tice


Arranged by Surname at Birth

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Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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

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

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


FANNING –BERNEDA D. KEELER, 84, of 12 cooper St., Waverly died Jan. 11, 1990 at the Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness. Born Oct. 8, 1905 in Wheelerville, she was the daughter of Perry and Eudoria Brown Fanning. Following graduation from Athens High School in 1923, she worked at the Margolan Silk Mill in Athens and then on to Washington, D.C. where she worked as an accountant for the Department of Navy for 25 years. After she retired she returned to the valley area. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold in 1971; two brothers, Audley in 1970 and Edgar in 1979. She is survived by three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Gertrude Fanning of Athens, Mrs. Doris Ryman of Sayre RD 2 and Mrs. Mildred Hoey of Sayre RD 2; brother-in-law, the Rev. Melvin Keeler of Wisconsin; mother-in-law, Mrs. Pearl Terrill of Athens; several nieces, including Mrs. Wilma Simons of Whitesboro, NY., nephews and cousins. Private family funeral services will he held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens. The Rev. William C. Weills of the North Waverly Chapel will officiate. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Donations may be made in Mrs. Keeler’s memory to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 428, Sayre, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

 

FARR –ELEANOR R. FARR CHAMBERS, 82, widow of Robert E. Chambers, formerly of Athens RR 1, died Wednesday evening, Oct. 8, 2003, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Sept. 28, 1921, in Athens Township, she was a daughter of John and Nora Coveney Farr.  In earlier years Eleanor attended Athens schools, and later assisted her husband, Robert, in the operation of the farm. She was a member of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Ridgebury, and its Altar and Rosary Society. Eleanor enjoyed being outdoors, especially working among her flowers.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. Chambers, in 1969; two brothers, John Farr and Joseph Farr; and a sister, Regina Reagan. Surviving are: sisters, Mary Jane Reagan of Athens RR 1, Pauline Farr of Sayre and Rose Ferris of Ballston Spa, N.Y.; a sister and brother-in-law, Rita and Thomas Cox of Lancaster, Pa.; a brother, Alfred Farr of Athens RR1; numerous nieces and nephews; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews and a great-great-nephew; cousins; and a special niece, Ann Logue of Sayre. A prayer service will be held Monday, at 9:15 a.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Ridgebury, with the Rev. Ronald Hughes as celebrant. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre. Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Contributed by Carol Brotzman,.  –Towanda Daily Review Oct. 10, 2005.

ELMER R. FASSETT, 60, of Athens RD 1 died at the Robert Packer Hospital May 4 after a brief illness.  Mr. Fassett was born in Athens Township Nov. 27, 1924 the son of Alvah and Ella Kellogg Fassett.  He lived in the Valley area his entire life.  He was a graduate of Athens High School, class of 142.  He then entered the Army Air Corps and served in the corps until 1945.  After is discharge, he worked at the Athens Post Office for nine years.  He then went to work for the Ingersoll-Rand, Athens, for 25 years, retiring in 1982.  He was a member of the Athens Wesleyan Church and a member of the American Legion Post No. 246, Athens.  Mr. Fassett is survived by his wife, Joyce, at home; two sons, Alan Fassett of Rochester and Elmer Fassett II at home; three daughters, Mrs. Sharon Fuller of Rochester, Mrs. Cathy Newell of Rochester and Mrs. Deanna Talada of Waverly; two stepsons, David and Donald Streeter of Athens; on stepdaughter, Darcy Watson of Ft. Bragg, N.C.; 18 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a brother, Owen, in 1983.  Friends may call at Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, on Sunday from 7-9 p.m.  The funeral will be held there on Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ronald Rogers officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, with full military honors being accorded.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Athens Wesleyan Church.  –Towanda Daily Review.

KIERSTA M. FASSETT, 25, of Waverly, NY, passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at home with her family there. She was born on Oct. 29, 1988 in Sayre, PA the daughter of Robert G. and Deanna Fravel Fassett. Kiersta loved to travel, spend time outside, kayaking, and sitting by the bonfire with family and friends. She enjoyed shopping. Kiersta was employed as a Radiology Clerk at the Guthrie Clinic, Sayre. She is predeceased by her maternal great-grandparents Ken and Mary Fravel and Burton and Lucine Comfort, paternal great-grandparents Robert and Eva Hill and Owen and Mabel Fassett, and uncle Ron Fassett. Kiersta is survived by her parents Robert and Deanna Fassett of Waverly, NY, sister Brionna Fassett of Waverly, NY, nephew Colton Fassett of Waverly, NY, maternal grandparents Joseph and Sandra Fravel of Waverly, NY, paternal grandparents Ron and Roberta Fassett of Sayre, PA, aunts and uncles Sean Fravel and fiancé Karen Nelson of Waverly, NY, Pat and Ellen Fravel of OH, Dan and Mandy Fravel of Waverly, NY, and Joel and Andrea Fravel of VA, and several cousins. Friends and family may call on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 12 - 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. Linda Rogers officiating. To honor Kiersta, the family requests that bright colored casual clothing be worn to the calling hours and funeral service. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Kiersta's memory to: American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Research, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA or a charity of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review 6/15/2014

FASSETT –PAMELA ‘PAM’ FASSETT KITCHEN WRIGHT, 50, of Milan, PA, passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at home after a 3 year courageous fight with brest cancer, surrounded by her loving and devoted family by her side. She was born on July 27, 1963 in Sayre, PA the daughter of Owen, Jr. and Nancy Sutton Fassett. Pamela was a 1981 graduate of Athens Area High School. She went on to attend Keystone Junior College where she was Vice-President of the Alpha Kappa Tau Junior College Business Club. Pam graduated Cum Laude in 1983 with an Associates in Arts Degree in Business Administration Accounting. She also attended Elmira College and graduated as an Honor Student Cum Laude in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. She was employed for 16 years at the Endless Mountains Heritage Region in Towanda. She was treasurer of the Athens Wildcat Basketball Booster Club for 4 years and helped run the concession stand for the Booster Club and was always active in her son's elementary programs. She served on the Brent Kitchen Memorial Fund Board and as the first Financial Assistant at Community Foundation Twin Tiers. Pam enjoyed family get together's for all holidays and birthdays. She loved shopping with friends and loved decorating her house. Pam was an avid NY Giants and Penn State fan. Most of all she loved her family, spending time with them, especially with her great nieces and nephews whom she adored. She is predeceased by her first husband Brent Kitchen in 1990, father Owen Fassett, Jr. in 2003, grandparents Glenn and Veda Sutton and Owen, Sr. and Mabel Fassett, and special cousins Ronald Fassett, Jr. in 2007 and Kiersta Fassett in 2014. Pamela is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 20 years Robert at home whom she married on Oct. 16, 1993, daughter Lacey Kitchen Wright (Jeff Allyn) of Athens, PA, son Lucas Wright (Kaitlynn Stubbs) of Corning, NY, stepson Brandon Wright (Kristi Gray) of Sayre, PA, mother Nancy Sutton Fassett of Athens, PA, brothers Michael (Pamela) Fassett of Waverly, NY, Jeffrey (Mary) Fassett of Ulster, PA, nieces and nephews Amy (Joe) Wheeler of Sayre, PA, Rebecca Fassett (Glenn Jarvis) of Sayre, PA, Glenn (Amy) Fassett of Waverly, NY and Andrew Fassett of Waverly, NY, great nieces and nephews whom she loved and adored Madisyn, Camden, Chase, Maci, and Meeya Wheeler of Sayre, PA, McKenna and Ava Jarvis of Sayre, PA, and Anna and Owen Fassett of Waverly, NY. She is also survived by her devoted in-laws Dale and Mary Lou Kitchen, sister-in-law Jana (Rob) Reynolds and family, special friends Bill and "BFF" Shari Clark, Kathy and John Wimsatt, Lori Brelsford, and Missy Stopper, special cousins Steve and Sally Roberts, Rob and Deanna Fassett, many other aunts, uncles, cousins, and numerous friends. Family and Friends may call on Sunday, July 20, 2014 from 2pm-5pm at the Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung Street, Waverly, NY. Funeral Services will follow at the church at 5pm with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield officiating. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA. Burial will be Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Pamela's memory to the: Brent Kitchen Memorial Fund, Guthrie Healthcare System, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 7/16/2014

FAY –AUDREY FAY MACAFEE, 67, of 1807 Curtis Dr., North Augusta, S.C. died on Monday, May 15, 2000.  She was a native of Bentley Creek, having made North Augusta her home for the past 43 years.  She was a member of the Lakemont Presbyterian Church and the St. Joseph’s Womens Auxiliary.  She was predeceased by her husband, Irvin M. Macafee Jr., in 1998.  She is survived by her tow sons; Thomas I. Macafee and John A. Macafee, both of North Augusta; two brothers; Maurice Fay and Bruce Fay, both of Sayre; one sister, Sylvia Willis of Tyler, Texas; and two grandchildren, Christopher T. Macafee and Lauren A. Macafee, both of North Augusta.  Family and friends may call Saturday from noon to p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  The funeral service will follow there at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Anne Canfield, pastor of the Barton United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ELWIN H. ‘CRICKET’ FAY, 79, of 430 Fulton St., Waverly died early today Thursday March 12, 1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born Oct. 13, 1907 in Bentley Creek, he was the son of Fred and Eva Miller Fay. He was a residento f the Valley since 1941 and employed by Croft Lumber Company from1953 until his retirement in 1975. Surviving are his wife, Loretta Fay at home; two sons: E. Maurice of Sayre RD 2 and Bruce of Sayre; two daughters: Mrs. Irvin (Audrey) Macafee of North Augusta, S.C. and Sylvia Schultz of Sayre; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters: Mr. Alberta Comfort of Breesport, N.Y. and Mrs. Mabel Flanagan of Myerstown, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held there at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. James Harvey, pastor of the Barton United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the Sayre Fire Department Valley Ambulance Corps. –Towanda Daily Review

FELKER –LYDIA FELKER BENNETT, 95, of 125 Pitney St., Sayre, died Sunday, April 6, 1997, at the Robert Packer Hospital after a brief illness.  Born in Ransom, Pa., March 25, 1902, the daughter of Lewis and Lydia A. Fetherman Felker, she was a graduate of Towanda High School.  She worked as a telephone operator in Standing Stone, Pa., the Ingersoll Rand, Athens, during World War II and she was a buyer at Brotan’s in Sayre until her retirement in 1977.  She was a member of the Skiff Bower Post No. 1536 Auxiliary, Women of the Moose, Order of Eastern Star and North Waverly Chapel.  She loved to play Bingo and cards.  She is survived by: a special friend, Lloyd Dean of Waverly; and a niece, Gladys Cleaver Stroud of Lake Whales, Fla., whom she raised ; a stepson, Clyde e. Bennett, Jr. of Waverly; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her fist husband, Thomas Pawley in 1955 and her second husband, Clyde Bennett, Sr., in 1967.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa., Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home Wednesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. William Wells officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

FELT –BERNEICE E. FELT BATES, 88, of Waverly, N.Y., died Tuesday, July 26, 2005, at the Tioga Nursing Facility, Waverly.  Born Dec. 22, 1916 in Waverly, she was the daughter of Arthur and Daisy Brewster Felt.  She was employed at the Blue Swan Mills, Sayre, as a sewing machine operator and she also worked at the Bradford County Courthouse as a tax assessor.  She was a past senior regent of the L.O.O.M. Waverly Chapter No. 1490.  She enjoyed gardening at her home in Florida.  She was predeceased by her husbands, Robert Catlin and John C. Bates; a son, John F. Bates; three brothers, Marvin, Arthur and Nelson, and a sister, Elma.  She is survived by children, Susan Brundage of Milan, Karen Bates of Sayre, Kathy Beatty of Sayre, Edie Bates Lockwood of Port Charlotte, Fla., Robert Bates of Tampa, Fla., Adria Catlin of Texas and Norman Catlin of Athens; two brothers, Andrew Felt of Arcadia, Fla. And Ralph Felt of Athens; 14 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.  Memorial and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, with the Rev. Benjamin Lentz, Church of Redeemer, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeast Pennsylvania, Kirby Health Center, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

RALPH W. FELT SR., 96, of Athens, Pa. passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Ralph was born in Waverly, N.Y. on April 18, 1918 the son of Arthur and Daisy Brewster Felt. He was a graduate of Waverly High School class of 1935. In February of 1937 he married the former Marjorie Walsh of Towanda, Pa. Ralph was employed by the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens for 43 years until his retirement in 1979. He was a member of the Sayre Christian Church. Ralph enjoyed working, being of assistance to others, woodworking and caring for his animals. He was an avid New York Yankees and Penn State fan. Surviving are his children and their spouses; Jack and Elaine Felt of Athens, Bob and Phyllis Felt of Athens, Joe Felt of Haymarket, VA, Jim and Kitty Felt of Athens, Judy Felt Fuller of Hornell, NY, grandchildren and their spouses; Robbin and Donnie Skerpon of Sayre, John and Patty Felt of Alabama, Nikki Shadduck of Elmira, NY, Lori and Gene Shaylor of East Smithfield, Tammy and Dave Mastrantuono of Waverly, Danny Felt of Wilton Manners, FL, Rick and Regina Felt of Athens, Mike and Pam Felt of Haymarket, VA, Steve and Wendy Felt of Sayre, Terry and Teresa Felt of Manassas, VA, Randy and Lynett Felt of Athens, Lisa and Matt Waite of Athens, Amy and Jeff Sredenschek of Athens, Michele and Sean Gaffney of Hornell, NY, 33 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren his brother, Andy Felt of Florida as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Marjorie, on October 15, 1991, infant son, Ralph Jr., daughter-in-law, Darleen Felt, and siblings, Marvin Felt, Bernice Bates, Arthur Felt, Elma Gullian and Nelson Felt. The funeral service will be held Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Sayre Christian Church, South Keystone Avenue, Sayre with Pastor Kevin Arenstan officiating. Interment will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Sayre Christian Church, 427 S. Keystone Ave. Sayre, PA or to the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital, 603 William St. Towanda, PA in Ralph W. Felt Sr.'s memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home 314 Desmond St. Sayre. –Sayre Morning Times 10/16/1014

FENNER –ELEANOR FENNER CRON, 63, of Sayre RD 2, Athens Township died Sunday evening Dec. 27, 1987 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre following a lengthy illness. Born Dec. 21, 1924 in Towanda, she was a daughter of Arthur and Ruby VanderMark Fenner. She is survived by six sons and daughters-in-law: James R. and Barbara Cron of Sayre, William A. and Shirley Cron of Dublin, Pa., Donald C. and Kathy Cron of Waverly, Gerald A. and Juanita Cron of Athens, Kenneth W. and Cindy Cron of Sayre, Gary L. and Terrie Cron of Athens; a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce Cron Wayman Goodell and Robert Goodell of Zephyr Hills, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. George (Lucy) Reider of Towanda; a brother, John of High Point, N.C.: 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, James A. Cron in 1986. Friends may call Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the Jenkns Funeral from 7-9 p.m. at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens. The funeral and committal service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Wilmot E. Mather, pastor of the Athens First United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens. The family request that memorials may be directed to a charity or organization of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review

CLARENCE A. FENTON, SR., 75, of 502 Church St., Athens, died Sunday, March 30, 1997, at the Robert Packer Hospital, after an extended illness.  Born in New Era, Pa., Feb. 11, 1922, he was the son of Boyd and Carrie Vanderpool Fenton.  He was employed in many places in the area including Shepard Hills Country Club.  He was an avid fisherman and hunter.  He is survived by: his daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Leon McCarty of Athens; his daughters, Beatrice Steadle of Waverly and Barbara Lee of Athens; a son and fiancée, Clarence Arthur Fenton and Karen Bates of Sayre; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; his sisters, Beverly Hansel and Marie Daugherty both of Athens; Harrison Fenton and Albert Fenton both of Towanda and John and Gene Fenton both of Athens; many nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his brothers George Hartford and Boyd Fenton, Jr.  A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Assoc. of N.E. Pennsylvania, 738 So. Main St., Scranton, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FERGUSON - Donna R. Frisbie, 64, of Athens, Pa., died at home with her family by her side on Friday, Nov. 10, 2006, following an extended illness. Born Jan. 16, 1942, in Kingston, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Leroy and Frances Sweet Ferguson. She was an avid bowler, and enjoyed playing dice and bingo. She was the loving wife of Manley Frisbie Sr. for 47 years, the loving mother of five children as well as a loving grandmother. She was predeceased by her parents and a daughter. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, at home; children, Diane Geisinger, Waverly, N.Y., Manley Jr. and Kathy Frisbie, Fort Morgan, Colo., Master Sgt. Kenneth and Cindy Frisbie, Hurricane, W.Va., David and Becky Frisbie, Athens, and Melinda and Shawn Chamberlain, Athens; grandchildren, Aaron and Travis Geisinger, Waverly, Brittany, Cole, and Brianna Frisbie, Fort Morgan, Kourtney and Crystal Frisbie, Hurricane, Katie and Haley Frisbie, Athens, and Alexis and Marissa Chamberlain, Athens; sister Carol Weaver, LaPorte, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the funeral home with the Rev. Randy Stilson officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Guthrie Hospice, RR1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. 18848. - Daily & Sunday Review, Towanda PA, Nov. 11, 2006

KEITH E. FERGUSON, 61, of 131 Bressler St., Sayre died Sunday, Dec. 8 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital after a brave battle with cancer.  Born Feb. 23, 1941 in Sayre, the son of Donald and Dorothy Mullen Ferguson, he graduated from Sayre High School in 1959.  He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in France for a total of three years.  After the service, he attended school in Rochester, NY – R.B.I., and started work in the former Farmers National Bank in Athens.  He retired two years ago as Vice President of Citizens & Northern Bank after 36 years of service.  He was a Board of Directors member and treasurer of the Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services for over 25 years.  He was also a member of the Sayre-Athens Lions Club, founding member and past president of the Athens Township Fire Department, past president of the Valley United Way drive and a member of the F&AM No. 70 of Athens, PA.  He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Brenda, at home, his children, Brian and Tina Ferguson of Sayre, and Michael Ferguson of Sayre; four grandchildren, Brian, Tara, Danielle and Morgan; his sister, Patricia Smiley of Rome, Pa. and his brothers, Thomas Ferguson and Edward Ferguson both of Sayre, Pa. also several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.  A brother, Kenneth Ferguson, predeceased him.  Family and friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will follow there at 2 p.m.  Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church officiating and Rev. Paul Barrett, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church co-officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA.  Memorials may be given in his name to the Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services, 904 North Lehigh Ave., Sayre, Pa. or to the Athens Township Fire Department, Herrick Ave., Sayre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FERGUSON  Keith E. FERGUSON, 61, of 131 Bressler St., Sayre died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital after a brave battle with cancer.  Born Feb. 23, 1941 in Sayre, the son of Donald and Dorothy MULLEN FERGUSON, he graduated from Sayre High School in 1959. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed m France for a total of three years. After the service, he attended school in Rochester, NY - R.B.I, and started work in the former Farmers National Bank in Athens. He retired two years ago as Vice President of Citizens & Northern Bank after 36 years of service.  He was a Board of Directors member and treasurer of the Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services for over 25 years. He was also a member of the Sayre-Athens Lions Club, founding member and past president of the Athens Township Fire Department, past president of the Valley United Way drive and a member of the F & AM No. 70 of Athens, PA.  He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Brenda, at home, his children, Brian and Tina FERGUSON of Sayre, and Michael FERGUSON of Sayre ; four grandchildren, Brian, Tara, Danielle and MORGAN; his sister, Patricia SMILEY, of Rome Pa. and his brothers, Thomas FERGUSON and Edward FERGUSON both of Sayre, Pa. also several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.  A brother, Kenneth FERGUSON, predeceased him. Family and friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St. Athens, Pa. Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will follow there at 2 p.m. Rev. James DONAHOO, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church officiating and Rev. Paul BARRETT, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church co-officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA.  Memorials may be given in his name to the Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services, 904 North Lehigh Ave, Sayre, Pa. 18840 or to the Athens Township Fire Department, Herrick Ave., Sayre, Pa., 18840.

 

FERRIS Arthur “Art” Ferris

83, of Fayetteville, N.Y., died peacefully on January 20, 2013 from conditions related to Parkinson’s disease.  Art was born to Curzon “Tony” and Wilma Ferris and had three brothers: Col. Curzon “Cady” Ferris, the Rev. Charles Ferris and James Ferris.  Art, a gifted athlete, attended Sayre High School and went on to graduate from Lehigh University. He then enlisted in the Air Force where he earned the rank of lieutenant.  Art spent most of his career as an engineer with General Electric in Syracuse, N.Y.  Art is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia Ferris; son, William Ferris; brother, James Ferris; sister-in-law, Joan Emery; and numerous nieces and nephews.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 1:00 p.m., at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 106 Chapel Street, Fayetteville, N.Y.  Art’s remains will be interned in a brief ceremony at the Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, Pa., where he will be laid to rest with his parents and brother on Friday, February 1, 2013 at noon.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163, or Trinity Episcopal Church, 106 Chapel St., Fayetteville, NY 13066.   Sayre Morning Times – January 25, 2013

 

FESS Dorothy V. VANDERPOOL FESS, 81, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at Sayre House.  Born July 27, 1921 in Towanda, she was the daughter of the late Curtis and Viola VANDERPOOL.  She was a member of the Church of the Redeemer.  She had been a member of the Ralph Bartlett Accordion Band.  She is survived by: three daughters, Kay and Charles LATTIMER of Sayre, Bonnie and Frank SINDONI of Sayre and Janet and Duane LEWIS of Towanda; son, Kenneth and Tess FOSS of Sayre; eight grandchildren, Chuck and Jenn LATTIMER of Sayre, Jodi WILCOX of Athens, Louis and Amy Quattrini of Sayre, Anthony and Denise QUATTRINI of Hornbrook, Jason and Kristen LEWIS of Burlington, Vt., Nathan LEWIS of Towanda, Bradley FOSS of Sayre and Justin POTTER of Sayre; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Tillie WARD of Waverly, N.Y.  She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth "Casey" on May 22, 1980; four sisters, Bertha LOOMIS, Catherine SQUIRES, Stella GORSLINE and Eleanor PLACE; and five brothers, Curtis, Walter, Charles, Leonard and Robert VANDERPOOL.  Friends may call Thursday, June 12 from 7-9 p.m. and Friday, June 13 from 10-11 a.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly St., Waverly.  Funeral and committal services will follow Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorials may be directed to Ronald McDonald House, 1027 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13210; or the Jonathan Cancer Fund, University Hospital, 75 Adams St., Syracuse, NY 13210.

FESSENDEN -  Leonard "Lenny" James Fessenden, Sr., 77, of Athens, Pa., died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009 at Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness.  He was born Aug. 9, 1932 in Towanda, Pa., a son of the late Richard J. and Bessie May FRANCISCO Fessenden. Leonard was a member of the United States Army with the 11th Airborne Division having served during the Korean Conflict. He was known for his sense of humor and was always willing to help others. Leonard enjoyed fishing, hunting and dancing.  He is predeceased by his an infant son, sisters Dolly Charland, Ethel Wheeler, and Betty Fessenden, and brother Roland Fessenden.  Leonard is survived by his children, Barbara (Blake) Saxon of Rome, Pa., Leonard James Fessenden, Jr. of Nichols, N.Y., Linda (Gary) Arnold of Athens, Pa., Freeman (Deanna) Fessenden of Sayre, Pa., Clara (Ross) Hugo of New Albany, Pa., Gary (Roxanne) Fessenden of Millerton, Pa., Wendy Fessenden of Milltown, Pa., and Lorie Fessenden of Athens, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother Richard "Dick" (Marlene) Fessenden of Sayre, Pa., sister Ruth "Pinky" (Lee) VanCuren of Lowman, N.Y., sister-in-law Eunice Fessenden of Lowman, N.Y.; special friend Gordon Mays of Athens, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Linda Rogers officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded.  Memorial donations may be made in his memory to: The Legacy, P.O. Box 404, Athens, PA 18810.  13 Dec. 2009 Towanda Daily Review.

FESSLER - Miriam E. Marvin, age 91, formerly of Covington, PA, died Thursday, March 20, 2008 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA. Miriam was born December 25, 1916 in Covington, PA, a daughter of Charles and Anna (Patterson) Fessler. Miriam was the wife of the late Richard W. Marvin. She enjoyed the outdoors.   Miriam is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Chuck and Diane Marvin of Sayre, PA, Richard Dick and Lois Marvin of Spencerport, NY; 5 grandchildren, Christopher, Jeffrey, Jennifer, Richard Rick, and Megan; 3 great grandchildren, Cody, Benjamin and Joshua; one brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Jane Fessler of Covington, PA; two sisters, Winona Messner of Covington, PA, Arlene Kuster of Blossburg, PA. Miriam was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; brothers, Harry and Francis Fessler; a sister, Ardis Baity in 2007.   Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, March 29, 2008 from Noon to 1:00 P.M. at the Covington United Methodist Church, Covington, PA. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. at the church with Pastor Sherry Good officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Miriams memory to the Covington United Methodist Church, S. Main St., Covington, PA 16917, or the Athens United Methodist Church, 118 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.

FESSLER - MARVIN Miriam E.
Age 91, of Covington, PA, died Thursday, March 20, 2008 at the Broad Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wellsboro, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield, PA.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/21/2008.

RICHARD ‘DICK’ J. FICE, 76, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Robert Packer Hospital after a brief illness.  He was born on May 7, 1928, in Sayre.  His parents were John and Hazel Goble Fice.  He graduated from Athens High School in 1945, where he participated in several sports and student government.  He then served in the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1948.  Upon his discharge from the Navy, he trained to be a printer at the International Typographical Union of North America, where he received his diploma in 1953.  He then worked at Murrelle Printing Co. until his retirement.  On April 12, 1958, he married Jane Daly and settled down in Sayre to raise his family.  He was a lifetime member of the Loyal Order of the Moose.  He enjoyed bowling, playing cards, watching old movies and spending time with his family and his new puppy.  He also enjoyed the time he spent with the friends he had made at the Tioga Adult Medical Day Program.  He was predeceased by his wife, Jane, in 1989, and his parents, in 1997.  He is survived by a son; David Fice of Sayre, two daughters; Kathy Gillette of Waverly and Elizabeth Fice of Sayre, his grandchildren; Patrick and Maureen Gillette and John and Emily Fice; several nieces and nephews, especially James and Jo Ann Daly; and very good friends MaryLou and Tom Keir and LuAnn Young and Family.  Since he had such a love for his don, Rocket, memorial donations may be sent to Stray Haven, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, N.Y.  Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. May 8, at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre.  A biblical wake service will be held Sunday night at the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 9, at the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre, with Father William Karle officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, with full military honors being accorded.  Mass cards will be available at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

FIELD Elizabeth Field Howe

age 93 of Milan, formerly of Waverly, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.  Elizabeth, more widely known as "Bette," was born in Endicott, on October 1, 1919.  She was raised in the family greenhouse business on Elm Street in Waverly, and was an avid gardener, and guests were always greeted by arrangements of fresh flowers at the front door.  In later years, Bette became an exceptional landscape artist. Bette graduated from Waverly High School and worked as a telephone operator during WWII.  She became wife to Durwood Mills who was killed in the war just days after delivering their daughter. A few years later she met and married Jesse Joseph Howe and with him had four children.  Bette was a loving mother, grandmother and an excellent homemaker who encouraged her children and bragged of their accomplishments. Both hardworking Bette and Jesse were wonderful role-models to their children.  Bette lent her many talents to local organizations, including a stint as Secretary to Waverly Band Boosters; The First United Methodist Church of Waverly where for many years she coordinated the crafts group and fundraising fairs; she was a longtime secretary and artist with the Valley Arts Society; and with her mother, Laura Field, was a member of two card clubs. She was active on golf and bowling leagues and aided Jesse in home maintenance.  Bette had a passion for knitting sweaters and mittens for her children and grand-children, sewing clothing for herself and her daughters even after they were grown, and solving challenging crossword puzzles. Always dependable with advice even into her children’s adult years, she was their rock to lean on. Bette, you are already greatly missed!  Bette is predeceased by her husband, Jesse Joseph Howe; parents James Emory and Laura (Weld) Field; brothers James Emory Field and Arthur Weld Field of Bossier City and Shreveport, La., respectively; and granddaughter Jennifer Rial Orcutt of Bath.  She is survived by daughters Linda Mills Rial (William) of Campbell, N.Y.; Christine Field Howe of Waverly; Laurissa Howe Hatch (Richard) of Milan; Susan Howe DePumpo (Chris) of Fredericksburg, Va.; son John Joseph Howe and wife Lorraine Morgan Howe of Milan, who lovingly cared for Bette for several years until her death; sister-inlaw Ella Howe Bender of Stony Point, N.Y.; and several precious grand and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY.  The celebration of Bette's life will be held at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield honoring her memory. A special tribute to Bette’s life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Waverly United Mehodist Church, 158 Chemung Street, Waverly, NY 14892.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania.   Sayre Morning Times – June 13, 2013

 

FINN - Anne E. Finn McCarthy, 76, of Fulton St., South Waverly, Pa., died peacefully Thursday evening, March 20, 2008, at her home surrounded by her family and friends. Born June 13, 1931 in Sugar Notch, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Michael Finn and Mary M. Drislane Finn. Anne was a graduate of Waverly High School and in earlier years she was employed by the General Telephone Company of Pennsylvania. On October 2, 1954, she married Robert J. McCarthy, who preceded her in death on November 6, 1989. Anne was a member of the church of the Epiphany, Sayre, and Lodge Roma Madre, Order Sons of Italy, No. 1342, Sayre. She was an avid Notre Dame football fan and a NASCAR fan. Anne enjoyed spending time with her family and many friends, gardening and working amongst her flowers. Surviving her are: her children, Maryalice Hopkins and her husband Robert Hopkins of Baltimore, Md., Kevin R. McCarthy and his wife Leslie McCarthy of Horseheads, N.Y., Patrick McCarthy and wife Jean McCarthy of Acworth, Ga., and Maura Hammock and her husband Paul Hammock of Balley, Ala.; five grandchildren, Colleen, Erin, Kelly, Matthew and Robert; a great grandson, James; her sister-in-law and brother-in-law Mary Olisky and John Olisky of Sayre; sisters-in-law, Mary Sabatura of Sayre, and Marilyn Finn of Bluffton, S.C.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her faithful feline companion Amos. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother Richard J. Finn. A memorial mass will be celebrated Monday March 24, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, S. Elmer Ave., Sayre. Interment will follow in the Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens. Following the graveside service a celebration of Anne’s life will be held at Lodge Roma Madre Order Sons of Italy, 301 Desmond Street in Sayre. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association, Bradford County Division, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa., 17701, or the Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, N.Y. 14892, or to the Sayre Public Library, 122 South Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa., 18840, in Anne E. McCarthy’s memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. - Sayre Morning Times, 21 Mar 2008

TIMOTHY MICHAEL FIRESTINE, 22, Sayre, died September 14, 2003 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Born in Philadelphia, February 19, 1981, he was the son of Suzanne Firestine.  He attended Epiphany School, Canton school and was a graduate of Sayre High School.  He was employed at Beeman’s Restaurant.  Tim was a member of the Church of the Epiphany.  Surviving, are his mother and step-father, Suzanne and Joseph Barnes, Canton, brother, Joshua Firestine, at home; two sisters, Elaina and Erika Barnes, at home; grandmother, Patricia Firestine, Sayre; great-grandfathers, Gerald Firestine, Athens and Robert Erle, Arizona; step-grandmother Evelyn Barnes, Canton; aunts and uncles, Jacqueline and William Bellis, Wathertown, NY, Colleen and Michael Nagar, Poultney, VT, Caroline and Terry Shaffer, Godrey, IL, Stephanie and Kevin Chapman, Ridgebury, PA, Jessica and Joseph Hall, Sayre, Rosemary Firestine, Charleston, SC, Jeffrey Firestine, Sayre, Jeremy and Laurlee Firestine, Sayre, Amy and Joshua Tighe, Grayson, GA, Michael Firestine, Sayre; Joseph and Brandy Firestine, Athens, Emily Firestine, Elizabeth Firestine, and Mark Firestine, all of Sayre; step-aunts and their spouses, Elizabeth and Thomas Daly, Canton, PA and Arnella and Jack Tom, Jersey City, NJ; a special friend, Kelly Moore, State College, PA and numerous cousins.   His grandfather, Gerald M. Firestine, predeceased him.  Family and friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA Wednesday, September 17th from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.  A prayer service will be held Thursday, September 18 at the funeral home at 9 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Athens, PA with Rev. Vincent Langan officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

FISCHETTII - Josephine M. Price, 73, of Sayre, PA died Sunday, June 14, 2009 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.  Born on June 23, 1935 in Lynbrook, NY the daughter of the late James and Mary DESANO Nee FISCHETTII.  Josephine enjoyed her time with her family.  She lived for her grandchildren and had a very tight bond with her sisters and children.  She is predeceased by her husband Michael Price, 5 brothers and 2 sisters.  She is survived by her children Charles and Anna Price, Waverly, NY, Deborah and Timothy Randolph, Island Park; Long Island, NY, and Lisa and Sal Rappa, Rosedale, NY; grandchildren Michael, Taylor, Thomas, and John; sisters Ann Pazunas, Gloria White, and Mary and Tony Maffei, all of Sayre, PA; many nieces and nephews.  Friends and family may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA on Thursday, June 18, 2009 from 3-5:00pm and 7-9:00pm and on Friday, June 19, 2009 from 2-4:00pm and 6-8:00pm.  A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home at 9:00am on Saturday, June 20, 2009 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of The Epiphany, Sayre, PA on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 9:30am.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA.  Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Athens obit.

MELVIN ‘MEL’ FISK, age 77, of Lockwood, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Mel was born on Dec. 14, 1937 in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Clayton and Evelyn (Kissell) Fisk. Mel attended Sayre High School where he was a member of the class of 1956, and played football and track. Mel enlisted in the U.S. Navy and then served as an Airman First Class in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Athens American Legion Post No. 246. Mel was hard working and had worked at the Ingersoll Rand, Thatcher Glass and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a drummer in the Highlanders for several years. Mel was a jack of all trades and rarely was there anything he couldn't fix. He also was willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Mel was known for his sense of humor and loved spending time with his family. He also enjoyed spending summers on his grandparents' farm in Camptown, Pa. Mel is survived by his wife, Monica; children, Connie (Mark) Sandroni, of Waverly, N.Y., Kevin Fisk of East Smithfield, Pa., Nikki (Charles Jr.) Wasielewski of Barton, N.Y., Kimberly (David) Kinsley of Sayre, Pa., Randall Fisk of Waverly, N.Y., Marc (Barbara) Tellinger of Chesapeake, Va., Michael (Sue) Tellinger of Hampton, Va., Karina (Russ) Martin of Stuart, Fla., Lori (Steve) Jarvis of Courtland, Va., Bridget Collins of Colorado Springs, Co.; 24 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, Mel was predeceased by his step dad, Paul Strong Sr.; brother, Ron; and infant son, Craig. Friends are invited to call from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday at the McKee Memorial Chapel, 462 Fulton St., Waverly, N.Y., with funeral and committal services there at 12:30 p.m. Monday. Interment will be at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Those wishing may make contributions to the charity of one’s choice in Mel's name. –Towanda Daily Review 12/18/2014

FITZGERALD Frances  - Frances F. Mandarano, 88, formerly of 514 N. Elmer Ave, Sayre, Pa., died Tuesday morning, July 13, 2010 at ElderWood Healthcare at Tioga, Waverly, N.Y. Born August 24, 1921 in Bethlehem, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Edward Fitzgerald and Louisa Swangler Fitzgerald. Frances was graduate of Sayre High School, class of 1939. She was employed as a bank teller at the First National Bank of Sayre, later known as Commonwealth Bank in Sayre for 44 years. She was member of the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre and Lodge Roma Madre, Order Sons of Italy, No. 1342, Sayre. Frances enjoyed collecting dolls. Frances formed many close relationships with the residents and staff at ElderWood and the family would like to thank her caregivers for the excellent care she receive while she was a resident of the fourth floor. She is survived by her stepchildren, Bart Mandarano and his wife Sandra, of Spencerport, N.Y., Marie Wheeler and her husband, Robert of Nichols, N.Y., James VanAlstine, and his wife Becky, of Barton, N.Y., and their daughters, Sarah, and Rachel, who resided with Frances and her first husband, Paul W. Harris for many years; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; her brother, Edward Fitzgerald and his wife Helen of Sayre; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul W. Harris, in 1991; and her second husband, Joseph T. Mandarano in 2003; a sister, Anna Boyle; a brother, Norman Fitzgerald; and a niece, Ardith Boyle. A prayer service will be held Friday July 16, 2010 at 9 a.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa. The family will receive friends Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa., at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the ElderWood Healthcare at Tioga’s Activities Department, 37 N. Chemung St., Waverly, NY 14892 in Frances F. Mandarano’s memory. - Sayre Morning Times, July 14, 2010

 

FITZGERALD Geraldine M. Pierson

86, formerly of Athens, PA, died on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at ElderWood Healthcare Facility following an extended illness.  She was born on February 16, 1926 in Friendsville, PA the daughter of the late Edward and Kathryn Gillan Fitzgerald.  Geraldine was a loving mother and grandmother. She was well-known for her sense of humor and love of animals. She enjoyed watching the New York Yankees, playing cards, solving crossword puzzles, and socializing on her front porch at Willow Street with friends and neighbors. Geraldine was a Unit Clerk in the O.R. at Robert Packer Hospital, retiring in 1995 after 35 years of service.  She was preceded in death by her son Richard, grandson Colin Dyke, brothers and sisters-in-law Francis and Edith Fitzgerald, Edward and Ann Fitzgerald, John and Winifred Fitzgerald, and William Fitzgerald. Geraldine is survived by her children Raymond and Diane Pierson of Enola, PA, Elaine Pierson and Michael McGlinchey of Sayre, PA, Kathryn Pierson of Ashley, PA, and Mary and Charles Irvin of Elmira, NY, grandchildren Matthew Dyke, Charles Irvin, and Brian Irvin. Friends and Family may call on Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 9am to 11am at Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. James Catholic Church at 11:30am with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Geraldine’s memory to the: Animal Care Sanctuary, P.O. Box A, East Smithfield 18817 or Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777.   Sayre Morning Times – October 1, 2012

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifFLEMING –ETHEL JEANETTE FLEMING COCHRAN LUNDY, 103, formerly of 306 Poplar St., Towanda, and Hornbrook, died early Wednesday morning, Aug. 30, 2000, a the Bradford County Manor.  Born May 11, 1897, in Troy, she was a daughter of the late Amasa Lucas and Ella Merker Fleming.  On March 30 1927, Ethel married Oliver Cochran.  Ethel owned and operated a beauty shop in Larchmont, N.Y.  On July 1, 1933, after Oliver retired from the New York police force, they moved to Hornbrook, where Ethel continued her trade by opening a beauty shop.  Oliver predeceased Ethel on March 12, 1960.  During her career as a beautician Ethel spent six months working in a beauty shop in Paris, France.  On May 11, 1962 she married Vern Lundy.  He preceded her in death on June 15, 1969, Mrs. Lundy lived in Hornbrook until June of 1996 when she moved to Towanda.  Mrs. Lundy was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, Towanda.  She enjoyed gardening and raising dogs.  Surviving are; a step-daughter, Mildred L. Cooper of Elmira, N.Y., two step-grandchildren, Josephine Taylor Smith of Virginia and Gordon Taylor of Toledo, Ohio.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Eva Fleming Bell, and a step-daughter, Marjorie L. White.  At Ethel’s request there will be no funeral service or calling hours.  Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FLICK - Charles R. “Charlie” Flick, 67, of 5427 Wolcott Hollow Road, Athens Township died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009 at home.  Charles was born on March 4, 1942 in Elmira, N.Y. the son of Charles W. and Orpha Flick.  Charlie married the love of his life Judy SMITH on Feb. 18, 1967.  Charlie attended Sayre Schools and served in the US Navy.  After retireing form the Ingersoll Rand in Athens he went to work at Williams Toyota and was employed there until the time of his death.  He enjoyed bowling on the Monday morning Senior League, spending time working in the yard, cutting wood, being at the barn, and going to work at Williams. Most of all he loved being with his grandchildren, attending their sporting events and just being the 'best grandpa'. His family and friends were his life.  He's survived by his wife Judy at home; son Terry at home;daughter Tracy (Chuck) Thomas of Athens; his mother, Orpha Flick of Sayre; sister Rachel (Norm) Davis, of Hinsdale; brothers, Art (Barb) Flick, and Bob (Jayne) Flick of Sayre; grandaughters Amanda and Brittney Thomas and grandson Tyler-Edwards Flick.  Also survived by cousins, nieces, and nephews and many friends.  Charlie is predeaseced by his father Charles and aunts and uncles.  A gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St, Waverly, N.Y. Funeral services will be held at the end of calling hours at 6 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor James Donahoo of the Sayre Christian Church officiating. Burial will be held on Friday, Dec. 11, 2009 at 10 a.m. at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. with full military honors being accorded. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions in Charlie's name made to: Diabetes Research Guthrie Foundation 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840.  11 Dec. 2009, Sayre Morning Times.

FORCE –BARBARA A. CALLEAR, 67, of Sayre, Pa., died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at the Robert Packer Hospital after a lengthy battle with metastasis breast cancer.  Born June 20, 1938, in Endicott, N.Y., she was the daughter of Raymond W. and Mary A. (Dobson) Force.  Barbara was a 1956 graduate of Vestal Central High School and a 1959 graduate of Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing.  Barbara married Jack R. Callear on Oct. 7, 1961.  As a registered nurse for nearly 30 years, Barbara enjoyed the majority of her career at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  She also held nursing positions at Sayre House, Sayre, and Ideal Hospital, Endicott, N.Y.  Barbara held nursing licenses in both New York and Pennsylvania.  As a young woman Barbara had been a Sunday school teacher and later a Girl Scout leader.  Barbara was a member of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, The New York State Nurses Association, and the Xi Gamma Sigma chapter of the national Beta Sigma Phi service sorority.  She enjoyed watching New York Yankees baseball and her grandchildren’s numerous athletic events.  Barbara’s life devotion was unquestionably her family.  She was a loving, integral part of her grandchildren’s lives.  Barbara is survived by her husband of 44 years, Jack R. Callear of Sayre; two daughters, Linda A. Ward of Sayre and Kathleen R. Forrester of East Sandwich, Mass.; and two sons-in-laws, Greg Ward of Sayre and Brian E. Forrester of East Sandwich.  She was a proud, devoted grandmother to six grandchildren, Justin and Dylan Ward of Sayre and Carly, Megan, Ben and Jack Forrester of East Sandwich.  Barbara is also survived by in-laws Donald and Phyllis Callear, of Athens; Charles Callear of Athens; Earl and Ardena (Callear) Bodine of Elmira, N.Y.; Herethel Campbell of Sayre; Phyllis Callear of Athens; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.  She is also survived by a cousin who had been raised like a brother, Gary Dobson of Rainbow Lake, N.Y.  She was preceded in death by Laverne Callear of Athens.  Friends and family may call from noon until 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating.  Burial will immediately follow the service at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Donations may be made in honor of Barbara’s memory to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 60 East 56th St., 8th Floor, New York, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review.

 

FORKAN Robert "Bob" James Forkan

94, of Sayre, Pa., died on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital. He was born on Nov. 10, 1918 in Chicago, Ill. to the late John Patrick and Anne Carroll Forkan. Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy, serving during World War II. While stationed in New York City in 1942, Bob met and married Elaine VanHorn of Athens, Pa. Following his discharge from the U.S. Navy, they settled in Athens where they became active in the community. Bob and Elaine Forkan were probably best known for the founding of the Stray Haven Animal Shelter on Shepard Road in Waverly, N.Y. He was very active on behalf of animal protection at the national level as a volunteer for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) working diligently to pass legislation aimed at stopping cruelty to animals. Prior to Elaine's passing the couple celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. Bob is well known in the Valley area as the beloved Master of Ceremonies for the Annual Revue of the Pat Haggerty School of Dance. He was active in local and state politics for years and advised many successful campaigns. Bob was an account executive of WBNG TV in Binghamton, N.Y. and WIVT Radio Station and held an advertising executive position with McDonald's franchise in the New York/Pennsylvania area. He co-hosted a radio show in Corning, N.Y. at WCA for years with the late Bill Miller. Bob was a respected and beloved colleague at Jay Carpet in Athens, Pa. until his retirement. He is predeceased by his beloved wife Elaine, brothers Thomas Forkan and John P. Forkan and sisters Helen Durkin and Rita Lozuk. Bob is survived by his loving daughter Patricia Ann Forkan of Naples, Fla., as well as his nieces Judy Kapoun of Anderson, Ind. and Nancy Brennan of Arlington Heights, Ill. Friends and family may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the Church of the Epiphany, 304 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa., with Rev. Brian Wright officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa .Memorial donations may be made in Robert's memory to: Stray Haven, 194 Shepard Rd ., Waverly, NY 14892 or HSUS, Att.: Kindred Spirits, 2100 L Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20037.  Towanda Daily Review – July 27, 2013

 

CHARLES HENRY FORREST SR., 89, of 604 Second St., Towanda, died Saturday evening, Feb. 7, 2004, at The Manor, West Burlington Township.  He resided at The Manor for a brief stay, where he was given great care and comfort during his illness.  Born July 17, 1914, in Ulster, he was a son of the late Harry and Laura Forrest.  In early years, Charles worked on the family farm in Ulster Township.  He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army.  Charles was employed by U.S. Steel in Elmira, N.Y., for over 30 years until his retirement.  Charles enjoyed spending time with his family, working on automobiles, hunting and gardening.  Surviving are his children, Harold Robinson and his wife, Norma Robinson, of Wysox, Geraldine Myers and her husband, Francis Myers, of Sayre, Ethel Fowler of Towanda, Kathy Vanderpool and her husband, Jack Vanderpool, of Sayre, Charles Forrest Jr. and his wife, Gail Forrest, of Hornbrook, Nancy Stumph and Phillip Kithcart, of Virginia, Laura Norton and her husband, Edward Norton of Ulster, and Rosemary Forrest, with whom he resided, at 604 Second St., Towanda; 20 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine V. Groover Forrest on Aug. 11, 1989; a son, Robert Forrest; two brothers, Robert and Loren Forrest; and a sister, Christine Babcock.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating.  Interment will follow in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Manor Activities Department, RR 3, Box 322, Troy, Pa. in Charles’ memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

FORREST –FRANCES G. PARMENTER, age 103, of Athens Township, Sayre, Pa., went home to be with her Lord at Elderwood at Tioga in Waverly, N.Y., on Tuesday evening, Dec. 16, 2014, following a short illness. She had remained active and enjoyed life and good health through most of her 90s. Born on Oct. 27, 1911, in Towanda, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Lee O. and Ada M. Forrest. She grew up on their dairy farm in the Tozer’s Bridge area. She spent most of her life in the Valley and was married for 64 years to Cyrus Parmenter. They were hard workers and were able to spend their retirement years between the Valley and Leesburg, Fla. She will be remembered as a kind, thoughtful, helpful, and industrious mother and grandmother, who loved and cared for her family and friends. She will be sadly missed by those of us who remain. She was predeceased by her husband in 1992; sister, Leila Ashley in 1995; brothers, Robert in 2006, and Arthur in 1998; and sons-in-law, Calvin Cole in 2013, and Robert Macafee in 1991. She is survived by her two daughters, Lucille Cole and Joan Macafee (with whom she made her home for the past 22 years) of Athens Township, Sayre; and two sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Kathy Parmenter of Apple Valley, Calif., and Ronald and Donita Parmenter of Odessa, N.Y. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandsons, and several nieces and nephews. There will be a private gathering for the family at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y., on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, and a funeral service with the Rev. William Wells officiating. Pastor Wells faithfully visited Frances for nearly 20 years. Flowers will be furnished by the family and burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Should anyone so wish, memorial gifts in Frances’ memory may be made to Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services, 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, PA or Maranatha Bible Chapel, 774 Sing Sing Road, Horseheads, NY or a charity of one’s own choice. –Sayre Morning Times 12/19/2014

LOREN W. FORREST, 88, of RR 2, Box 358, Ulster, Pa., died Monday, August 9, 1999 at home after an extended illness.  Born in Ulster Township, Pa., Aug. 4, 1911, the son of Harry and Laura Crawn Forrest, he graduated from Ulster High School and was employed at the Athens Foundry until 1982 and also operated a dairy farm in Ulster Township.  He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, at home; his daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Joseph Platt of Milan RR 1, Pa.; his sons and daughters-in-law, Loren and Rosemary Forrest of Ulster, Pa., Charles and Kathleen Forrest of Ulster, Pa., and Larry and Connie Forrest of Towanda RR 2, Pa.; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Forrest of Towanda, Pa.; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a son Glenn Forrest in 1981, a daughter-in-law, Roberta Forrest in 1970, a sister, Christine Babcock, and a brother, Robert Forrest.  Family and friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa., Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services be held at the funeral home Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Walter Swetnam, pastor of the Athens Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FORREST Margaret A. Platt
67, of Milan, Pa., died
on Sunday, September 26, 2010 surrounded by her loving family at Robert Packer Hospital. She was born in Sayre, Pa., on October 5, 1942, the daughter of the late Loren and Phyllis Harvey Forrest. Margaret was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She dedicated her time to caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Margaret enjoyed cooking, planting flowers, and spending time at the lake. She was a friend to many, and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She is predeceased by her brother, Glenn Forrest, and her brother-in-law, David Platt. Margaret is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, Joseph at home; children Daniel W. and Kim Platt of Milan, Pa., and Michael A. and Ellen Platt of Milan, Pa.; grandchildren Dustin Platt, Amanda Gallagher (Wayne Tunicliff), Stephanie Platt (Brandon Miller), Michael J. Platt, and Megan Platt; great-grandchildren Emily, Connor, Wayne, Jr., Aiden, and Mia; brothers Loren (Rosemary) Forrest, Charles (Katherine) Forrest, and Larry (Connie) Forrest; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Jim Donahoo officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. - Sayre Morning Times, September 28, 2010

DONALD E. FOSTER, 89, of Sayre, PA went home to be with His Lord on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA following a brief illness. He was born on August 23, 1924 in Waverly, NY, the son of the late Ely and Amanda Doane Foster. Donald was a longtime member of the Sayre Christian Church, serving as a Sunday School Teacher, Deacon and Elder. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Donald worked as a Machinist at the Ingersoll-Rand, Athens Foundry, retiring in that position. He was a kind and gentle man with a deep Christian faith. Donald enjoyed golfing, fishing, and painting. Donald is predeceased by his first wife Jean Smith Foster, second wife Shirley Betz Welty Foster, son John Foster, two sisters Gertrude Foster Walker and Dorothy Foster Morris, and a brother Robert Foster. Donald is survived by his daughter-in-law Jean Foster , grandchildren Susan Flynn and Ken and Dana Foster, great-grandchildren Ryan and Ethan Flynn and Sophia and Olivia Foster, all of Clarks Summit, PA, brother Louis Foster of FL, sister-in-law Betty Smith Evans of Sayre, PA, his extended family Richard and Loretta Welty of Sayre, their children Marlies Welty of Biloxi, MS, Heather Welty of Sweden, Lisa and Aaron Wakely and son Alex Simons of Athens, PA, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call on Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 11am-12pm at the Sayre Christian Church, 427 South Keystone Ave., Sayre, PA. Funeral Services will follow at the Church at 12pm with the Rev. Kevin Arensman and the Rev. James Donahoo co-officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens PA. Memorial donations may be made in Don’s memory to Sayre Christian Church, 427 South Keystone Ave., Sayre, PA.

FOSTER –HELEN J. BABCOCK, 73, of Athens, Pa. died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at the Sayre House Inc.  She was born June 3, 1931 in East Smithfield, Pa. the daughter of Thomas and Katherine Lane Foster.  She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and enjoyed taking care of people.  She lived for her family.  She was employed by the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. for 25 years as a registration clerk.  She is predeceased by sisters Lillian Ackley, Jean Card, Betty Riley and Dorothy Stone, and a brother Richard Foster.  She is survived by a son, Donald and Karen Babcock of Athens, Pa.; grandchildren, Carol and Beuth of Toronto, Canada, Rikki and Jeff Whalen of Athens, Pa., Douglas Babcock of Athens and his fiancée Judi Hubert of Binghamton, N.Y.; four great-grandchildren; sisters Margaret Allen of South Waverly and Lucille and Thomas Maustellar of Florida; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends and family may call from noon until 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, 2005 at the Calvary Baptist Church, 701 W. Pine St., Athens, Pa.  Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Paul Barrett officiating.  Arrangements are under the caring guidance of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations can be made in the name of Helen Babcock to the Calvary Baptist Church, 701 W. Pine St., Athens, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

JOHN P. ‘PHIL’ FOSTER, 83, of Sayre, died suddenly Friday, December 13, 2002 at Robert Packer Hospital.  Born in Troy, March 30, 1919, the son of Elisha and Lydia Jones Foster, he was 1 1938 graduate of Troy High School.  He was a dairy farmer in his early years and later was employed as a machinist at the Ingersoll Rand in Athens from 1959 to 1982.  He worked part time for State Line Auto Auction for ten years.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater, where he received two Purple Hearts and one Silver Star.  He was an active member of the Athens United Methodist Church, serving on the Pastor Parish Relations Board and as an usher.  He was a member of the board of directors American Red Cross and a driver during local blood collections.  He served several terms on the Athens Borough Council.  He also was a member of the VFW of Towanda and was a DAV volunteer at the VA clinic in Sayre for four years.  He is survived by his wife, Jeanette, at home; his son and daughter-in-law, Philip and Evelyn Foster, Elmira; a daughter, Carol Foster and a foster daughter, Paulette Fry, both of Cortland, NY; his grandchildren, Barbara and Thomas Sinsheimer of Sayre; Linda Foster of East Petersburg, PA; James and Debbie Dougan of Yakima, WA; and Debbie and A. J. Troccia of Horseheads, NY; and great-grandchildren, Jamie, Brian, Kristy, A. J., Tommy, Shelly, Tyler and Mary.  He is also survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Allen and Marjorie Foster of Vestal, NY; Harold & Phyllis Foster of Granville Summit; and sister-in-law, Phyllis Foster of Troy; a brother-in-law, Eugene and Millie Fazekas, Towanda; and many nieces, nephews and friends.  He was predeceased by his firs wife, Beatrice, in 1992; a sister, Una Fazekas and a brother, Leonard Foster.  Funeral services were held December 16, 2002 at the Athens United Methodist Church with his pastor, the Rev. Donald Anderson officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made in his name to Project Renewal in care of the Athens United Methodist Church, 118 S. Main St., Athens, PA or to a charity of one’s choice.  Funeral services are under the direction of the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

FOSTER –LILLIAN ACKLEY, 77, of 211 warren St., Sayre, died on April 13, 2003, following a brief illness.  She was born Sept. 11, 1925, in East Smithfield, the eldest daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Catherine Lane Foster.  She was a 1944 graduate of Waverly, N.Y., High School and married Norman S. Ackley the same year; he predeceased her in June 1981.  She was employed at the Robert Packer Hospital for over 24 years before retiring as the executive secretary to the director of the School of Nursing.  During this period she was an active columnist contributor to numerous local and national publications, including the Daily Review, the Star Gazette, the Evening Times, Grit and Lions International Magazine.  After retirement she served as the executive secretary for the Valley Economic Development Association (VEDA).  She was a big backer of the “Education for Industry Program,” which won her the Toastmasters International Communication and Leadership Award in 1990.  Following surgery for a brain tumor in 1990 she was left legally blind.  After recovering from surgery she amended the Greater Pittsburgh Guild for the Blind.  Following graduation from the Guild in 1992 she re-entered the work force as the secretary of the deputy director of the Rural Development Association (RDA), Northeast regional office in Sayre.  She also continued as a columnist contributor to the Review during this time.   She is survived by a daughter, Sharon May of East Hampton, Conn.; a son, Thomas Ackley of Tucson, Ariz.; and grandchildren Stephanie Coburn, Wade Thomas, Wyatt Thomas, Michael Thomas and Nancy Cackley, Larry Boughton Jr. and Brett Ackley.  She has five great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her sisters, Lucille Mansteller of Florida; Helen Babcock, with whom she resided in Sayre; Margaret Allen of South Waverly, Pa., and by numerous nieces and nephew.  Lillian was predeceased by her husband, Norman, children, Steven Ackley and Susan Boughton; and three sisters, Dorothy Stone, Jean Card and Betty Riley; and a brother, Thomas R. Foster.  Family and friends may call Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens.  Funeral services will follow there at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Paul Barrett, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Cemetery, Athens.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed in her name to the Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services, Sayre, Pa. or the Calvary Baptist Church, Athens, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

FOSTER –RUTHA A. HAXTON.  Age 44 of Athens, Pennsylvania, died Sunday, May 20, 2001 at home with her family by her side.  Ruth was born July 10, 1956 in Elmira, NY. Survivors include husband, Lawrence; mother, Hazel Foster of Elmira; brother, Roger Foster of Raleigh NC; sisters, Robin (Jack) Fields of Gillett, PA; and Rose (Billy) Seymour of Elmira; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friend, Imogene Miller of Elmira. Ruth was predeceased by her father, Homer Foster. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, May 23, 2001 from 2 to 5 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 5 PM with Reverend Curtis Carter of Christian Life Church of Waverly, N.Y., officiating. Interment will take place at Tioga Point Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

FOSTER –S. JEAN CARD, 60, of 10 Cooper St., Waverly, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, at the Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness.  She was born June 15, 1936, in South Waverly, the daughter of Thomas W. and Catherine Lane Foster.  She was a kind and generous person dedicated to her family and friends.  She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph, in 1985; a brother, Richard Foster, in 1995; and a sister, Betty Jane Riely, in 1996.  Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Kathy Card of Bremerton, Wash., Robert and Susan Card of Oviedo, Fla., and Kevin and Melinda Card of Athens; a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and John Gough of Marrietta, Ga.; and a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Henrietta Card of Waverly.  Also surviving are 10 precious grandchildren: Sherri-Jo, Brian and Stephen Card of Bremerton: Hedi, Benjamin and Patrick Card of Athens; Joseph and Joshua Gough of Marrietta; and Meagan and Teia Card of Waverly.  Also surviving are five sisters; Helen Babcock of Athens, Lillian Ackley of Athens, Dorothy Stone of Athens, Lucille Mausteller of Fort Myers, Fla., and Margaret Allen of South Waverly; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 1 p.m.  The Rev. Paul Barrett will officiate.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FOX
M. Jane LUTZ, 81, of 302 Maple St., Sayre, died Friday, Jan 29, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born July 29, 1919 in Sayre, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Gertrude RUSSELL FOX.  She was a member of the Church of the Redeemer, Sayre.  She is survived by; two sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Dema LUTZ of Sayre and Bernard and Sherry LUTZ of Wappinger of Falls, NY; a sister, Clara GILBERT of Waverly; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband Harry B. in 1975.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorials may be directed to one's favorite charity.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly Street, Waverly.

FOX - Clara M. Gilbert, 87, of Waverly, NY died on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at Elderwood at Tioga surrounded by her loving family.  She was born April 26, 1921 in Sayre, PA, the daughter of the late Edward and Gertrude Fox. Clara graduated from Sayre Area High School in 1940. She was employed by Remington Rand in Elmira, NY and was a clerk at Acme and Johnny’s Foodliner in Sayre, PA before leaving to become a homemaker and raise her 6 children. She enjoyed following her children and grandchildren with activities, playing cards with her friends, cooking, concerts in the park, polka music and the Statler Brothers.  She is predeceased by her husband, Harold, her sisters,  Marjorie Blauvelt and Jane Lutz, her brother, William Fox and her grandson, Bradley Gilbert.  Clara is survived by her children, Patricia and Ed McEwen of Palm Bay, FL, Harold and Kathy Gilbert of Rome, NY, Susan and Denny O’Toole of Waverly, NY, Richard and Laura Gilbert of Sayre, PA, Edward and Terry Gilbert of Towanda, PA and Paul and Diana Gilbert of Athens, PA, her grandchildren, Brian and Wendy McEwen of St. Augustine, FL, Brenda McEwen of Palm Bay, FL, Michelle Gilbert of San Jose, CA, Kimberly O’Toole of Sayre, PA, Erica Gilbert of Wysox, PA, Megan and Daryl Croft of Sayre, PA, her great-grandchildren, Kayla, Brittani, Alex and Taylor of FL, Jordyn and Ryan of Sayre and Logan and Evan of Towanda, her sisters-in-law, Betty Stolicker and Ida Scrivens, brothers-in-law, William Gilbert and Raymond VanDuzer, several nieces, nephews and cousins and her special friends at Elizabeth Square Apartments.  Friends and family may call on Saturday, September 6, 2008 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, PA. Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Ned Caum of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Athens, PA officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery. Family will be providing flowers. Memorial donations may be made memory to: Bradley Gilbert Scholarship Fund, C/O Athens Area High School 401 W. Frederick St., Athens, PA 18810. Sayre Morning Times  RHW.

FRALEY - NIPPERD Mrs. Sophronia-82, East Smithfield, Friday morning, July 4, 1947. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Paul Secor, Sayre, and Mrs. David Elsbree, Troy; one sister, Mrs. Helen Canfield, Snedekerville; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The body is at the Soper Funeral Home and will be taken to the home of Mrs. Secor Sunday. Prayer service Monday at 2:30 pm, followed by funeral in the Church of Christ at 3 pm Tioga Point Cemetery. Rev. Clifton Dawson.

FRALEY - NIPPERD, Sophronia-Troy, July 4 (1947)- 82, of East Smithfield, died Friday morning. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Paul Secor of Sayre and Mrs. David Elsbree of Troy; one sister, Mrs. Helen Canfield of Snedekerville; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The body was removed to the Soper funeral home in Troy and will be taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Secor in Sayre, Sunday morning where prayer services will be held Monday at 2:30 and funeral service at the Church of Christ in Sayre at 3 pm. Burial will be in Tioga Point cemetery. Rev. Clifton Dawson officiating.

 

FRANTZ Richard K. "Dick" Frantz

80, a life-long resident of South Waverly, died peacefully at home, under the care of Guthrie Hospice and his family, on Sunday morning July 10, 2011.  Dick was predeceased by his parents, George and Alice Frantz; sisters Alice and Josephine; brother Donald; and his beloved wife of 49 years, Jennie Rose "Ginger" Cheresnowski Frantz.  Dick is survived by his sister Betty Seymour of Waverly, N.Y.; his three sons Richard of South Waverly, Stephen and wife Mary of Towson, Md. and Michael and wife Yesim of Litchfield, Pa. Dick is also survived by his beloved grandchildren Cory and Stephanie Frantz of Towson, Md., Altan Frantz of Litchfield, Pa.; and many dear nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  Dick was born on July 27, 1930 and graduated from Sayre High School in 1948. An outstanding three sport athlete, Dick had perfect form on his basketball set shot; could hit a baseball a country mile; and as a speedy split end was named to the All-Valley Football Team. Following graduation Dick was employed by Ingersoll-Rand in Athens where he met many of his friends and retired after 42 years of service.  Dick gave generously of his time to his family and community. He was very active in the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Little League and Babe Ruth. He served for many years as South Waverly Recreation Director where he organized Easter Egg Hunts, Marble Tournaments and Track Meets. Dick was also very active in the Holy Name Society of Saint John's Parish; served on the school board of Sayre Area High School; and was re-elected several times as a very benevolent tax collector for South Waverly and Sayre boroughs.  Dick was a loving husband, devoted father, doting grandfather and dear friend to many. Dick was always upbeat and quick with a joke or good story. He often said that his favorite place in the world was his front porch when he was enjoying the company of his family and friends. Everyone who met Dick thought of him as a good and decent man. Those who knew him well considered him to be one of the greatest guys they ever met. Dick will be dearly missed.  A funeral mass will be offered by Pastor Emeritus Rev. Vincent F. Langan at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 14 at the Epiphany Catholic Church. Burial will be at the Tioga Point Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly, N.Y. Those wishing may direct a memorial donation in Dick's name to Guthrie Hospice or a charity of choice. Towanda Daily Review – July 12, 2011

 

FRATARCANGELO - Elissa Mae Angelo Bottoni, 73, of Woodstock, Ga., formerly of Sayre, died Saturday evening May 31, 2008 at the Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, Ga., following an extended illness. Born June 10, 1934 in Sayre, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Mary Quatrini Fratarcangelo (Angelo). Lisa, as she was known to her friends and family, was a graduate of Sayre High School, Class of 1951. On June 16, 1956 she married Rocco E. Bottoni at the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre. Lisa was employed by the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for 49 years until her retirement. In 2000, Lisa and Rocco moved to Woodstock, Ga., to live closer to their daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. While in Sayre, Lisa was a member of the Church of the Epiphany where she served as an organist. After moving to Georgia, she was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Woodstock. Lisa was devoted to her husband, family and especially her grandchildren. She loved her church, music, traveling, dancing and working among her flowers. She is survived by: her husband of nearly 52 years, Rocco E. Bottoni, at home; her daughter and son-in-law, Susan Bottoni Park and Christopher Park of Woodstock, Ga.; her grandchildren, Andrew Park, Kristina Park and Daniel Park all of Woodstock, Ga.; her brother, John Angelo and his wife Hilda Angelo of Sayre; her sister, Louise Angelo of Sayre; sisters-in-law, Susan Iaboni Jacobs and her husband Michael of Long Island, N.Y., Roes Ferguson and her husband David of Long Island, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her sister, Gertrude Little; nephews, Ted Little and Loren Baker. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre, with the Rev. Andrew Hvozdovic, pastor, as celebrant. There are no calling hours. Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. The Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, is assisting Elissa’s family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680 North Canton, OH 44720 or to the National Kidney Foundation 30 East 33rd St. New York, NY 10016 in Elissa Mae Angelo Bottoni’s memory. Sayre Morning Times, 2 June 2008

 

ARTHUR G. FRENCH, 87, of 32 Ithaca St., Waverly died Tuesday April 17, 1990 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born May 23, 1902 in Sheshequin Township, he was the son of Melvin and Anna VanSice French. A lifelong resident of the Valley, Mr. French attended Waverly United Methodist Church. He was a blacksmith for 30 years with the Lehigh Valley Railroad and later worked in the tool crib at Ingersoll-Rand, Athens for 12 years, retiring in 1967. Mr. French is survived by a son, Louis of Athens; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia McCoy of Carlisle and Mrs. Sylvia Rhoades of Hatfield; seven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens with funeral and committal services immediately following at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Herbert Bowen, pastor of the Waverly United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. –Towanda Daily Review

CLARENCE P. ‘SUNSHINE’ FRENCH, 72, a life-long resident of Windham Summit (Rome RD 2) died late Saturday evening, Oct. 8, 1988 at Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness. He was born Feb. 22, 1916 in Windham Summit, a son of Miles and Mildred Merrill French. He was a retired dairy farmer and a retired employee of Pennsylvania Highway Department. He was also a member of Oakleaf Grange No. 1412, Smithboro, N.Y. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Florence Bidlack French at home; his sisters, Mrs. Dorothea Folk of Windham (Rome RD), Mrs. Bernice Brown of Ridgebury Township, Mrs. Charles (Mildred) Briggs of Nichols, N.Y. and Mrs. Ruthanna Brown of Towanda RD 5; his brothers; Oscar French and Lloyd French of Athens RD 2, Norman French of Rome RD 2; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by abrother, Miles French. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols with the Rev. Donald Matson and the Rev. C. Kenneth Crain officiating. Interment will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Interment will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Friends wishing may remember the Windham Summit Union Church Building Fund in care of Mrs. Carlton Wanzo, Athens RD 2. The family will receive their friends Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel. –Towanda Daily Review

 

FRENCH Louis N. Age 80, of 112 Lewis St., Sayre, PA, died Tuesday, November 16, 2004, at the Heritage Nursing Home, Athens, PA, after a short illness. Born August 13, 1924 in Athens, PA, the son of Arthur G. and Helen M. Gerould French. He was a 1942 graduate of Athens High School and served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. After coming back from the war he went to work for the Ingersoll Rand as a clerk for 35 years, retiring in 1981. He enjoyed golf and NASCAR racing. Louis was a member of the B.P.O.E. #1148 of Sayre, the Fort Sullivan Post #246 of Athens, the Skiff Bower Post #1536 VFW of Sayre and the Loyal Order of the Moose #1490, Waverly, NY. He is survived by his best friend, Joanne Murray of Lowman, NY; his sisters, Sylvia Rhoads of Hatlfield, PA, and Virginia McCoy of Carlyle, PA; several nieces and nephews; plus his special friends, David and Debbie Madigan. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, PA, with Rev. Kimberly Clark, pastor of the First Church of God, officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made in his name to The Legacy, P.O. Box 404, Athens, PA 18810.

             

FRIEDRICH Fred Wolfgang Ray Friedrich

74, of Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at St. Joseph's Hospital following an extended illness. He was born on June 15, 1937 in Berlin, Germany, the son of the late Erhard and Leony Schulze Friedrich. Fred was a former active member of Bethany Lutheran Church where he taught 7th grade Sunday School and served as an usher. He was self-employed as a Painting and Paper Hanging Contractor from 1960-1999. Fred was an avid Hummel Collector and was a charter member of the M.I. Hummel Club. Fred is survived by his wife of 21 years, Nancy at home; children, John Paul and his wife Julie Ann Friedrich of Palm Harbor, FL, Thomas James and his wife Lee Ann Friedrich of Elmira, NY, and Cassandra A. Miller of Sayre, PA; grandchildren, Dominick J. Miller of Sayre, PA, Nicholas Schrader of Sayre, PA, Melissa Friedrich of Elmira Heights, NY, Sean and his wife Valerie Friedrich of Elmira, NY; great-grandchildren, Carter and Spencer Trumbull of Elmira Heights, NY; cousins, Brigette Salamon of Berlin, Germany, Ulrich Welke of Sprockhoevel, Germany, and Claudia Kasueschke of Sprockhoevel, Germany. Friends and family may call on Saturday, February 11, 2012, from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral Services will follow at 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Mowrey officiating from St. John Lutheran Church.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Fred's memory to the: Nancy Quattrini Memorial Fund, C/O Guthrie Clinic, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840.    Star Gazette – February 11, 2012

 

FRICK Ruth C. MERRITT, FORMERLY OF Athens, PA, died Sunday, August 26, 2001 at the Bradford County manor after an extended illness.  Born in Himrod, NY, she was the daughter of Lee and Helen McInroy Frick.  She was a graduate of Southside High School in Elmira, NY and a former member of the Women of the Moose NO. 195 of Waverly, NY.  Mrs. Merritt was a member of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church in Sylvania, PA.  She enjoyed bowling in several senior citizens’ leagues.  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Linda Merritt of Athens; son, Terry Merritt of Camp Hill, PA; three children and four great-grandchildren; a sister, Annett Pearsall of Sylvania, PA; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded by her husband, Merle, 2000; son, Richard Merritt, 1998; two sisters and a brother.  Graveside services were held August 29 (1 pm) at the Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association1250 Hyland Blvd., Suite 4B, Staten Island, NY 10305-1946 or the Alzheimers Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania/Kirby Health Center, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. “Troy Gazette-Register,”  Troy, PA   Thursday, August 30, 2001

FRICK –RUTH C. MERRITT formerly of 230 Pleasant St., Athens died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001 at the Bradford County Manor after an extended illness.  Born in Himrod, N.Y. she was the daughter of Lee and Helen McInroy Frick.  She was a graduate of Southside High School in Elmira, N.Y.  Ruth was a former member and officer of the Women of the Moose No. 195 of Waverly, N.Y. and a member of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church, Sylvania.  She enjoyed bowling in several senior citizens’ leagues.  She was predeceased by her husband, Merle, May 12, 2000; son, Richard Merritt, Nov. 4, 1998; two sisters, Marion Eyer and Gladys Weaver and brother, James Frick.  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Linda Merritt of Athens; son, Terry Merritt of Camp Hill, Pa.; grandchildren Robin Miller, Dean Merritt and Jamie Merritt, all of Athens; great-grandchildren, Rachael and Elizabeth Miller and Macey and Ashley Merritt; sister, Annette Pearsall of Sylvania; and several nieces and nephews.  Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 1250 Hyland Blvd., Suite 4B, Staten Island, N.Y. or the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeaster Pennsylvania/ Kirby Health Center, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  –Towanda Daily Review

FRIEDMAN –HEIDI M. WOOSTER, 25, Waverly, NY died February 26, 2000 as a result of an automobile accident.  Born July 31, 1974 in Sayre, she was the daughter of Gregory Friedman and Judith Croft Brown.  She was a communicant of the Church of Epiphany, Sayre.  The manager of TJ’s Market in Barton, NY, she was a gourmet cook who enjoyed knitting, raising sheep and cats, enjoyed taking rides in the country, where she dreamed of having her own home someday.  A very loving wife, daughter and granddaughter, she always treated everyone with respect and kindness.  Surviving are her husband, Michael at home; mother and step=father, Judith and Timothy Brown, Barton; father and step-mother, Gregory and Karen Friedman, Sayre; sisters, Nicole Friedman, Shippensburg and Jennie Friedman, Sayre; maternal grandfather, Richard “Bumpa” Croft, Waverly, NY; paternal grandfather, Melvin “Poppy” J. Friedman, Waverly, NY; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; mother and father-in-law, Larry and Jan Wooster, Bentley Creek; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kimberly and Bernie McCaffery, Mt. Joy, PA and Angie and Todd Sargent, Lancaster; special grand-parents-in-law, Eleanor and Carty Wooster, Canton and Doris Stone, Canton; numerous close friends.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held at the church of the Epiphany, March 1 with the Rev. William Karle officiating.  Burial was in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Sayre.  Memorial donations may be made to Stray Have Humane Society, 194 Shephard Road, Waverly, NY.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

 

FRIEDRICH Fred Wolfgang Ray Friedrich

74, of Elmira, N.Y., died on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital following an extended illness. He was born on June 15, 1937, in Berlin, Germany, the son of the late Erhard and Leony Schulze Friedrich.  Fred was a former active member of Bethany Lutheran Church where he taught seventh-grade Sunday School and served as an usher. He was self-employed as a painting and paper hanging contractor from 1960-1999. Fred was an avid Hummel collector and was a charter member of the M.I. Hummel Club.  Fred is survived by his wife of 21 years, Nancy at home, children, John Paul and his wife Julie Ann Friedrich of Palm Harbor, Fla., Thomas James and his wife, Lee Ann Friedrich of Elmira, N.Y., and Cassandra A. Miller of Sayre, Pa; grandchildren, Dominick J. Miller of Sayre, Pa., Nicholas Schrader of Sayre, Pa., Melissa Friedrich of Elmira Heights, N.Y., Sean and his wife Valerie Friedrich of Elmira, N.Y.; great-grandchildren, Carter and Spencer Trumbull of Elmira Heights, N.Y.; and cousins, Brigette Salamon of Berlin, Germany, Ulrich Welke of Sprockhoevel, Germany, and Claudia Kasueschke of Sprockhoevel, Germany.  Friends and family may call on Saturday, February 11, 2012, from 9 to11 a.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Mowrey officiating from St. John Lutheran Church.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Fred’s memory to the: Nancy Quattrini Memorial Fund, C/O Guthrie Clinic, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840.   Sayre Morning Times – February 10, 2012

 

FRISBIE - Allison Victoria Frisbie, 5 months, of South Waverly, was sent to be an Angel of the Lord on March 7, 2009. Although Allison was only with us a short time, she brought so much joy and happiness to us all.  She was born October 10, 2008, in Sayre, PA, the daughter of Kyle Frisbie and Victoria Smith Frisbie.  Allison will always be known for her laugh and her smile. She was always happy even when not feeling well. She was always hungry, and loved to eat especially her sweet potatoes. She was eager to learn new things especially from her big sister, and enjoyed time in her jumperoo and interacting with her. She was strong, and beautiful. She was loved by her mommy and daddy and will be remembered by all for her precious smile.   She is predeceased by her maternal great-grandfather Freeman Smith, Sr., paternal great-grandparents Fritz Witmer, and Pat and Ina Frisbie. Allison is survived by her loving parents Kyle and Victoria, her big sister and best friend Alexis at home, maternal grandparents Elizabeth Garrity and Bruce House of Sayre, PA, and Freeman Smith, Jr. of Athens, PA, paternal grandparents Larry and Sherry Frisbie of Sayre, PA, maternal great-grandparents Bonnie and Edward Garrity, and Mary Smith, paternal great-grandparent Virginia Witmer, uncles Joshua (Amanda Gonzales) Smith, Larry (Rhonda) Frisbie, Jr., Edward (Marci) Garrity, Gregory (Shannon) Garrity, Lyle (Stacey) Garrity, aunts Michelle (Jeff) Hoey, Stacy (Edward) Shepard, Betsy Schumacher, Tresa (Edward) Nobles, special cousins Janie, Lylah, Aiden, Caitlyn, Hannah, Damon, Meghan, Emily, Nathan, Teala, Jacob, Jordan, Zachary, Sophia, Jamie, Emily, Josh, Taylor, Brittany, Bradley, and Brandon, numerous aunts, and uncles, and a very special pet Hunbun the Greatest.  Friends and family may call on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 from 1-2pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA.  Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 2:00pm.   Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc.,225 So. Main St., P.O. Box 191, Athens, PA 18810 to help offset the funeral expenses per the family's request. RHW  Lowery Funeral Home, Athens obit

CHARLES G. FRISBIE, age 29, of RD 1, Sayre, PA, Saturday, September 10, 1988 as the result of an automobile accident.  He was born in Sayre, July 26, 1959, son of Marcus and Arlene Splain Frisbie, he attended Sayre schools and was employed by Sumitomo as a production worker for the past 2 years; he attended Athens United Methodist Church and was an avid outdoorsman.  Survived by his mother and stepfather, Thomas and Arlene Ogden, RD 1, Sayre; brother, Marcus Frisbie of Sayre; 3 sisters, Mrs. Leroy (Susan) Simko of Sugar Creek, MO, Mrs. Ron and (Sandy) Scrivener and Mrs. James (Debra) Scrivener both of RD 1, Sayre; also a loving friend and companion, Pamela Sebura of RD 1, Sayre; stepsisters, Mary Wilson of Norfolk, VA, Terry Phillips of Oceanside, CA; stepbrothers, Thomas Ogden Jr. of Erin, John Ogden of Elmira, Robert Ogden of Sayre; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Splain of Sayre, Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services at the funeral home Wednesday, 1 p.m. the Rev. Wilmot Mather, of the Athens United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial in Tioga Point Cemetery at a later time.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

FRISBIE  Eugene F., Jr. AKA "Jr." Age 45, of Montour Falls, NY died on Sunday, November 6, 2005, at his home. He was born June 26, 1960 in Elmira, NY the son of Eugene F. and Mary (Orshal) Frisbie Sr. His beloved father, Eugene F. Sr. predeceased him December 4, 2000. He is survived by his loving mother, Mary of Elmira, NY; much loved daughters, Christina and Donna Jean (DJ) both of Elmira, NY; canine companion and friend Penny Poo; wife, Cheryl (Pastore) of Montour Falls, NY; sisters, Pat of Millport, NY, Connie of Elmira, NY; mother-in-law, Babette of Montour Falls, NY; special friend, Gin; along with many other relatives and numerous friends. 'Jr.' was an avid fan of all racing his entire life. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY on Thursday, November 10, 2005, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring his life will follow the visitation. (5:00 p.m.) Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in the Tioga Point Cemetery Athens, PA

 

FRISBIE Glendon E. Frisbie

 age 88, of 886 Pennsylvania Ave. Sayre, Pennsylvania died at his home Wednesday, December 29, 2010. Born June 25, 1922 in Waverly, New York. Son of Edward Golden and Elizabeth  Frisbie.  He had been employed over 40 years as a machinist at the I.R. in Athens, Pennsylvania. Glendon was a life member, of the Sayre V.F.W.  Past All State Commander, Past 14th District Commander, Past County Commander, Past Post Commander,and  Past Seam Squirrel of M.O.O.C. Pup tent 85. Member of Skiff-Bower Last Man's Club and Chaplain. He was a life member of the Athens American Legion also Past Commander. Other memberships include life member D.A.V. Crash Memorial 37 Towanda,Catholic War Vets,Sayre, Sons of ItalySayre , and Waverly L.O.O.M. 1490. Glendon was predeceased by his wife, Nellie McCloe whom he married Nov 22.1941 at the United Methodist Church, Nichols, NY. They celebrated 61 years before her passing Sept 16,2003. This blessed union gave them the enjoyment of 12 children: 9 survive: Judy McCloe, Bonnie Nichols, Harriet Johnson,Clarence and Victoria Frisbie, Elizabeth and Donald Barber, Edward Frisbie and Dave Collett, Tommie and Geraldine Frisbie,  Luann Carpenter, and Bryant and Lisa Frisbie, a special grandson Joseph Lynch and family,and numerous grand, great, and great great grandchildren, over 100 living descendants,several nieces and nephews. brother & sister-in-law Jim and Helen McCloe and sister-in-law Anna Westbrook. Predeceased by infant John Dewey in 1947, Charles in 1970, and Daryl in 1993. Also predeceased by his parents and a brother John Golotty and his wife Betty.  A time for gathering with family and friends will be from 1-3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Glen's life will follow the visitation with Rev. James Donahoo honoring his memory at 3 PM. military honors will follow at the funeral home.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania.  Memorial contributions can be made in his name to Guthrie Hospice at Guthrie Healthcare System, Resource Development, Att. Guthrie Hospice, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa 18840-9985.   Sayre Morning Times – December 31, 2010

FRISBIE –KATHERINE B. TALADA 90, of Milan, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 12, 2006.  Born June 16, 1916 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Melvin and Kathryn Hadlock Frisbie.  She loved going to craft shows, sewing, crocheting, and was a member of the Milan United Methodist Church.  She is predeceased by her first husband, Fred Talada, and her second husband, George Talada; son, Fred Talada, Jr.; grandson, Fred C. “Bunn” Talada; sisters, Gladys and Mary; and brothers, Melvin, James, Clarence, Stanley and Benny.  Katherine is survived by her daughter, Betty and Richard Smith of Athens; special sister-in-law, Ruth Frisbie of Sayre; sister, Della and Kenny Vanderpool of Sayre; brothers, Nelson and Joyce Frisbie of Athens, Manley and Donna Frisbie of Athens and Frank Frisbie of Sayre; daughters-in-law Carol (Dorothy) Talada of Bentley Creek and Doris Frisbie of Sayre; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends and family may call Monday, July 17, 2006 form 1-2 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Steven Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Milan United Methodist Church, Route 220, Milan, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

MELVIN E. FRISBIE, 51, of Athens died Friday, Sept. 24, 2004 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Born Nov. 6, 1952 in Sayre, he was the son of Melvin A. and Ruth Thompson Frisbie.  He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.  Melvin graduated from Sayre High School in 1972 and graduated from Williamsport Area Community College in 1982.  He enjoyed playing softball at Quinlan Park and was an avid collector of Elvis Presley memorabilia.  He was also a long-standing Penn State football fan.  He was predeceased by his son, Jason in 1986; his father in 1999; and a sister, Patty Frisbie.  Melvin is survived by his wife of 22 years, Marlene, at home; his two sons, Melvin “Chip” and Matthew Frisbie, both at home; his mother, Ruth Frisbie of Sayre; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Nevin and Joyce Dress of Beech Creek; a brother-in-law, Curtis Dress of Beech Creek, Pa.; and a special cousin, Ambrose Bailey Jr. of Towanda.  Family and friends may call Tuesday, Sept. 28, at the Calvary Baptist Church, 701 Pine St., Athens, from 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the church with his pastor, the Rev. Paul Barrett officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made in care of BCE Federal Credit Union for the Matthew Frisbie College Fund, Herrick Avenue, Sayre, Pa.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., Athens.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FRISBIE –NAOMI M. FRISBIE SHARPSTEEN, 85, of Waverly, N.Y., died at home Wednesday, April 13, 2005, following an extended illness. Born Nov. 3, 1919 in the Town of Barton, she was the daughter of Frank and Mary Davidson Frisbie. She was a member of Skiff-Bower VFW Post No. 1536 of Sayre and Waverly L.O.O.M. Lodge No. 1490. Naomi enjoyed playing bingo and shuffleboard. She enjoyed watching racing and her grandchildren play sports. Naomi was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was predeceased by: her son, Eugene Sharpsteen; grandchildren, Michael Fox and Valerie and Richard Ellison; brothers, Eugene, Gilbert, Lavern, Marcus and Harold Frisbie; sisters, Beulah Schneller and Reva Hakes; and two sons-in-law, Douglas Shaffer and Robert Miller. She is survived by: her husband of 68 years, Wilbur, at home; daughters and sons-in-law, Darlene and Russell Robinson of Bath, N.Y., Beverly and William Ellison of Halsey Valley, N.Y., Grace Miller of Waverly, Veronica Nancy Shaffer of Waverly and Audrey and Ronald LaFritz of Chemung, N.Y.; sons and daughters-in-law, Wilbur "Dick" C. and Mary Ellen Sharpsteen of Waverly and Gilbert "Bucky" and Cathy Sharpsteen of Chemung; 74 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and John Clark of Chemung; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call Friday, April 15 from 7-9 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Culver, pastor of Emory Chapel, officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  –Evening Times Apr. 15, 2005.

ALLAN P. FURMAN, 69, Sayre, died Jan. 1, 1989 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born Oct. 15, 1919 in Canton, he was the son of the late Earl and Rachel VanSyckle Furman.  He married the former Katherine E. Fenimore.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy; was employed by Murelle Printing Co., for 45 years and retired as a partner.  He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sayre, where he served as councilman for many years; was a member of Sayre VFW, and the Waverly Moose.  He is survived by his wife, Katherine at home; one daughter, Mary Furman of Los Angeles, CA; one son, Paul of Pembroke, MA; one granddaughter, Michelle Furman of Spencer; one grandson, Brian Furman of Pembroke, MA; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Greening and Mrs. Doris Warren, both of Canton; several nieces, nephews and cousins, and an aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Landon, of Everett, WA.  The funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Rodney Saylor, officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.  Arrangements were made by Allgeier-Blauvelt Funeral Home, Sayre.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

FULLER –LORETTA M. FAY, 81, of Elizabeth Square Apts., Waverly, died at Robert Packer Hospital on Friday, Sept. 6, 1991.  Born in Smithfield Township, July 4, 1910 the daughter of Donald and Altheda Rice Fuller, she was raised by her foster parents, Mahlon and Mae McKay.  She attended school in Troy and moved to live in the Valley in 1941.  She was predeceased by her husband, Elwin (Cricket) Fay in 1987.  Surviving are her children; Maurice Faye of Sayre RR 2, Mrs. Irvin (Audrey) MacAfee of N. Augusta, S.C., Bruce Fay of Sayre and Mrs. Lee (Sylvia) Willis of Argyle; great-grandchildren; a sister, Elsie Nichols of Gillett RR; a half-sister, Mrs. Alvin (Josephine) Moser of Wellsburg, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.  There will be no calling hours.  Family and friends are invited to attend the graveside services at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Monday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. James Harvey of the Barton United Methodist Church will officiate.  Memorial donations may be made to the Bradford County Unit of the American Cancer Society, 413 S. Main St., Athens, Pa.  Arrangements are by the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  –Towanda Daily Review

FULLER Louise F. Yuska

87, of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Sayre, Pa., died Friday, July 12, 2013 at her residence in Aston Gardens, Tampa, Fla.  Louise was born in Sayre on February 17, 1926 the only child of Charles and Eunice Saphar Fuller. She was a graduate of Sayre High School. On May 26, 1951, Louise married Michael A. Yuska at the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre. Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family. Louise was a member of the Epiphany Parish in Sayre and the Shepard Hills Country Club in Waverly. She enjoyed taking walks and going to the beach.  Surviving are her son, Michael W. Yuska and wife Taryn of Tampa, Fla., daughters, Diane Bellino and husband Philip of Staten Island, N.Y., Mary Ann Yuska of Plymouth, Pa., grandchildren, Melissa, Philip, Jaclyn, Whitney, Alexander, Johnny and Amber, and a sister-in-law, Pauline Wilcox of Sayre.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Michael, on April 3, 2007, and a grandson, Nicholas in January of 2013.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa., with the Rev. Brian Wright, assistant pastor of the Epiphany Parish, Sayre, officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 in Louise F. Yuska's memory.  Sayre Morning Times – July 15, 2013

 

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