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

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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by Joyce M. Tice


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) 


 

GABLE Alexander R. “Alex” Gable

23, of Waverly, N.Y., died Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., following a brief illness.  Alex was born July 30, 1989 in Sayre, Pa. He is the son of Kelly Hale-Gable. Alex attended Waverly High School and graduated in 2007. He was active in baseball and football. Alex also attended Corning Community College and graduated in 2012 with a degree in liberal arts. He had planned to continue his education in the fall. He was employed at Tioga Downs and Shepard Hills Country Club.  He is survived by his girlfriend of five years, Ashley Shaver, and their beloved dogs, Dexter and Lexie; his mother, Kelly and stepfather Jack Robertshaw of Erin, N.Y.; sister and best friend, Kara Elaine Gable of Rochester, N.Y.; brother and best friend, Chad Thomas Gable and wife Stephanie of Waverly; grandparents, Richard and Martha Gable; his special uncle Jimmy of Waverly; step-sister, Jackie and husband Sean Greenawalt and their children Alexandria and Dylan of Horseheads, N.Y.; step-brother, Andrew Robertshaw and his partner Robert Brown; his second family, Norm, Sue, Matt and Greg Shaver of Chemung; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  Alex has many many friends and they should always remember “They are the family Alex chose for himself.”  Alex was preceded in death by his grandmother, Joyce E. Hale on October 25, 1989 and grandfather, Joseph J. Hale Sr. on November 19, 1985.  The funeral service will be held Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 3 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. The interment service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.   Sayre Morning Times – September 7, 2012

 

WILLIAM J. GALLICK, 58, of 605 Wells Avenue, Athens died Sunday May 10, 1987 at his home. He was born in Waymart, Pa. on March 24, 1929, the son of John and Julia Kresock Gallick. He was a resident of the Valley area for 26 years. He was employed as plant manager at Agway in Waverly, having been employed by Agway for 38 years. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, serving with the Marines. He graduated from Honesdale high School in 1946 and Hemp Hill Diesel School in Long Island City. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Athens. Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Margaret at home; four sons: W. Dennis Gallick of Millville, Pa., Jeffrey M. Gallick of Athens, Kevin J. Gallick L. Cpl. Of the Marine Corps, El Toro, Calif., Mark J. Gallick at home; two daughters, Mrs. Jeffrey (Sandra) Sickler of Elmira, Deborah M. Gallick of Wellsboro: three grandchildren; one brother, John Gallick of East Aurora; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Woods of Kingston, N.Y., Mrs. Margaret McCormick of Port Washington, Pa., Mrs. Helen Mundy of Honesdale; several nieces and nephews. Predeceasing him was a brother, Joseph in 1970; two sisters, Catherine McGuiness in 1987 and Elizabeth Highhouse in 1987. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 South Main St. Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayer service will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph’s Church, Athens at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph Conboy as celebrant. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Biblical Wake Service will be at the funeral home Tuesday at 8 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the Bradford County Cancer Society. –Towanda Daily Review

GARDNER –HELEN M. SWINGLE SHAFFER, 98, passed away January 11, 2015. She was born in Sayre and graduated from Sayre High School class of 1935. Helen loved attending Senior Citizens and Red Hats and playing cards with her friends. Helen was a member of the Valley United Presbyterian Church. She was predeceased by her parents, Eugene and Ethel Loomis Gardner, brothers, Howard Gardner and Eugene Gardner, Jr. and husbands John Swingle and Robert Shaffer. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Cheryl Markle of Baldwinsville, NY, and John (Jack) and Barbara Swingle of Athens; grandchildren Gary Scott Markle and his wife Ann of Liverpool, NY, and Kelly Loiacono and her husband Tony of Baldwinsville, NY; one great- grandson Derek Markle; one brother Stanley Gardner of Bethlehem, PA; and special friend Helen Seibel of Sayre as well as several nieces and nephews. Private services will be held at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York with the Rev. Diane Bentley officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Helen’s name to a charity of one’s choice. Burial will be at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania. –Sayre Morning Times 1/14/2015

 

GARDNER  Howard E. , 88, of Sayre, died Tuesday, April 2,2002 at home after a short illness.  Born in Sayre, July 1, 1913, the son of Eugene and Ethel LOOMIS GARDNER.  Howard was predeceased by his wife, Lulu GARDNER in 1998; a son, Clifford GARDNER in 1984; and a daughter, Doris DIXON in 2001.  He is survived by two daughters, Lucille (Gerald ‘Jud’) TWIGG of Litchfield; and Nancy COOK of Sayre; 18 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren; a sister, Helen SHAFFER of Bethlehem, PA; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral was held at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA, Thursday, April 4, 2002, with Leland THOMPSON officiating. Burial was in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Funeral and committal services for Mary L. Smith, 96, formerly of Sayre and East Smithfield, will be held Tuesday, May 21 at 2 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly St., Waverly, N.Y., with the Rev. Lynn ENSIGN officiating. Friends may call Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.

GARFIELD -  John J. Garfield, 93, formerly 6 Center St., South Waverly, PA  died Friday evening July 11, 2008 at Memorial Hospital Inc., North Towanda Twp., PA.  Born  February 13, 1915 in South Waverly, PA he was the son of the late Salvadore and Guiseppa (Josephine) Lafaro Garfield (Carfagna).  John attended the South Waverly Schools.  In earlier years John was employed by Ed Ropp in his monument shop as a stone cutter.  He was a veteran of WWII having served in the US Navy aboard the U.S.S. Lexington from February 15, 1943 until the end of the war, and was wounded during the Battle of Midway.  John was employed by the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens from 1958 until his retirement in 1977.  He was member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in South Waverly. John was an avid baseball fan and supporter of the Waverly Little League.  John is predesceased by his three sisters Christina “Tina” Cerio, Philomena “Minnie” Martin, and Mary Marcuzzi and five brothers Carmine, Joseph, Fallie, Michael and Anthony Garfield.  John is survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews and cousins.  The family will receive friends Friday July 18, 2008 from  9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home 314 Desmond St.,  Sayre, PA followed by a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Vincent Langan, pastor of the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Division St., South Waverly, PA officiating.  Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA with the Valley Color Guard according full military honors.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Waverly Little League or to the Sayre Public Library 122 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840 in John J. Garfield’s memory.  Submitted by RKW.  Sayre Morning Times

MICHAEL ‘BILL’ GARRITY, 54 of Sayre, died Saturday, Nay 31, 2003 at the Robert Packer Hospital after a four-month battle with cancer.  Mike was born on August 19, 1948, in Sayre to Edward and June Garrity.  After graduating from Athens High School, Mike was a hard-working, loyal employee for 25 years at the Ingersoll-Rand.  Survivors included; his mother, June Garrity, of Sayre; four daughters, their husbands, and children; Tess and Dave Colton, of Fredericksburg, VA; Tricia Brady, Sydney and Leah Liechty, of Athens; Liza, Mike and Dominic Petrocco, of Horseheads, NY; and Nikki Simpson, of Waverly, Beach, FL; Howard and Tammy Lynn Garrity, of Waverly; Ed and Bonnie Garrity of Sayre; Wes and Karen Garrity of Lockwood; and Margaret and Gary Culver of Sayre; and several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Monday, June 2, 2003 from 7 – 9 p.m. at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly Street, Waverly, North Waverly Chapel with the Rev. Michael Putzke officiating.  Burial will follow at the Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens.  Memorials may be directed to the North Waverly Chapel, 38 Rt. 34, Waverly, NY.  –Towanda Daily Review

GARRITY  Michael "Bill" GARRITY, 54, of Sayre died Saturday, May 31, 2003 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, after a four-month battle with cancer.  Mike was born Aug. 19, 1948 in Sayre to Edward and June GARRITY.  After graduating from Athens High School, Mike was a hard-working, loyal employee for over 25 years at the Ingersoll-Rand.  Survivors include: his mother, June GARRITY of Sayre; four daughters, husbands and grandchildren -- Tess and Dave COLTON of Fredericksburg, Va.; Tricia, Brady, Sydney and Leah LIECHTY of Athens; Liza, Mike and Dominic PETROCCO of Horseheads, N.Y.; and Nikki Simpson of Waverly. Mike's siblings and their spouses include: Russ and Connie GARRITY of Vero Beach, Fla.; Howard and Tammy Lynn GARRITY of Waverly; Ed and Bonnie GARRITY of Sayre; Wes and Karen GARRITY of Lockwood; and Margaret and Gary CULVER of Sayre; and several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends are invited to call Monday, June 2 from 7-9 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly St., Waverly.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 3 at 11 a.m. at the North Waverly Chapel with the Rev. Michael PUTZKE officiating.  Burial will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens.  Memorials may be directed to the North Waverly Chapel, 38 Route 34, Waverly, NY 14892.

 

GATTONE –DELORES BIDWELL GREEN went to be with our Lord on Sunday, October 12, 2014. She was born Delores Mae Gattone on November 29, 1932 to Verino and Catherine Gattone in Laureldale, PA. Delores graduated from high school and attended Allentown Bible College in Allentown, PA. In 1951, she married Bobbie L. Bidwell in Watertown, NY where they began their life in ministry in Salem, NJ .From there, their path in service to God took them to churches in Coleville, PA, Sayre, PA, Gratz, PA, Strattanville, PA, Schenectady, NY, and Syracuse, NY through 43 years of marriage. During this time, Delores and Bobbie were blessed with three sons, Paul Lawrence, Phillip James Bidwell, and David Charles Bidwell. In 1994, shortly after his retirement from the ministry, Bobbie L. Bidwell took his place in heaven, and Delores began a new chapter of life in Hobe Sound, FL where she took on the role of Dean of Women at the Hobe Sound Bible College. During this time, she married Kenneth L. Green in 2002 and lived in the Hobe Sound area until her passing. Delores was an accomplished musician, playing the piano, organ, and accordion. Her joy of music included directing the church choir. She was also a Sunday School Teacher and enjoyed her role as a pastor’s wife, entertaining church members and guests. Her missionary work took her to various places including Romania, and she also worked with Sight Seers, helping to organize leisure trips for seniors in South Florida. She took special joy in working with the young women of Hobe Sound Bible College as their Dean of Women for several years. Delores is survived by her husband Kenneth L. Green of Hobe Sound, FL, 3 sons Paul Lawrence (Diane) Bidwell of Allentown, PA, Philip James (Michelle) Bidwell of Delray Beach, FL and NYC, NY, and David Charles (Kitty) Bidwell of Schenectady, NY, brother David (Irene) Gattone of Fredericksburg, PA, and by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family. Friends and family may call on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 12pm – 2pm at the Pilgrim Holiness Church, 701 N. Wilbur Ave., Sayre, PA. Funeral Services will follow at the church at 2pm with the Rev. John Musser officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. For those desiring to make memorial donations, please consider the Sayre Pilgrim Holiness Church, 701 South Wilbur Ave., Sayre, PA. Sayre Morning Times 10/14/2014

 

GAVETTE Paul Richard “Dick” Gavette

72, of 801 Thompson St., Elmira, N.Y., died Saturday evening, July 23, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y.  “Dick,” as he was known by his family and friends, was born April 6, 1939 in Sayre, Pa., the son of Leigh Phelps Gavette and Eva Stanko Gavette. He was a graduate of Athens High School class of 1957 and later served in the U.S. Army for three years.  Dick was employed by Kennedy Valve in Elmira, N.Y., for 28 years until his retirement. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and cyclist. He enjoyed traveling with his friends. He will be lovingly missed by his family.  He is survived by his sisters, Joanne Marie Gavette of Wilmington, Del., Betty Jane Walker of Lemoyne, Pa., Patricia Arlene Gavette of Towanda, Pa., Gerald Allen Gavette and his wife Donna of Waverly, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by sisters, Dorothy Louise Wilkinson and Barbara Jean Ammerman; brothers, Robert Leigh, James Edward, Thomas Eugene and William Francis Gavette.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.  Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.   The Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa., is assisting Dick’s family with arrangements.   Sayre Morning Times – July 25, 2011

 

GAVETTE -VIOLA TAYLOR WILCOX, 78, of 105 East Vanderbilt St., Athens, died Wednesday, April 18, 1984 at the Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness.  Born Jan. 8, 1906 in E. Smithfield, she was the daughter of Lincoln and Myrtie King Gavette.  Mrs. Wilcox had been a resident of Athens since 1920.  She graduated from Athens High School in 1924 and from Mansfield Normal School in 1926.  Mrs. Wilcox taught at three schools in the area before going to the Page School, Athens, in 1931, where she taught until 1968.  Mrs. Wilcox was a member of the Athens First Baptist Church, the State Christian Endeavor Association, the Retired Teachers Association and was an active member of the PTA.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Milton Taylor, in 1970.  Surviving are her husband, Gilbert, one daughter, Mrs. Dawn Johnson of Ithaca; one sister, Dorothea Gavette of Athens; one grandson; five stepchildren and seven nieces.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Nelson Griffith, pastor of the Athens First Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, at a later date.

DONALD H. GEHRIS, 92, formerly of Athens, died on April 11, 2005 at the VA Nursing Facility in Wilkes-Barre. Born on Sept. 8, 1912 in Sheffield, Pa., he was the son of Thomas and Maude Wolfanger Gehris. Don married the late Frances Gregory Gehris of Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 2, 1945. He was a highly decorated disabled World War II veteran. He served in the Pacific Theater and received many medals of Honor during his enlistment. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and especially fly-fishing. Don tied his own flies and made custom bamboo rods. He was also a skilled craftsman who repaired watches and clocks for many years. Don was predeceased by: his wife, Frances; two brother, Robert and Thomas; and two sisters, Irene Heib and Idabelle Geer. He is survived by: a son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Linda Gehris of Wilkes-Barre; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Willard Updyke of Waverly; two grandchildren, Deena Ramondetta of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Justin Updyke of Waverly; two great-grandchildren, Autumn and Justin Jr.; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours or services at the request of the deceased. Burial will be at Tioga Point Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., in Athens will handle all arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the Sayre Christian Church or the Athens or Sayre Libraries. Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  –Evening Times Apr. 14, 2005.

 

GERGEL Annette N. Tinkham

73, of Athens, Pa., died Thursday, March 30, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness.  She was born April 25, 1937 in Athens, Pa., the daughter of the late John J. and Anna Emily Bohus Gergel.  Annette was a member of the Parish of The Epiphany. She was employed with Notre Dame and St. James Schools and was a teacher for Bradford County Daycare for over 40 years, always remembering the students that she taught. Annette enjoyed crocheting, macramé, knitting, and working on her computer. She enjoyed going camping at Lake Bonin.  She is predeceased by her husband Theodore K. Tinkham, and brothers John and Richard Gergel.  Annette is survived by her children T. John Tinkham and Pat Bennett of South Waverly, Pa., and William and Patricia Tinkham of Waverly, N.Y., grandchildren Christie Tinkham of Waverly, N.Y., and Hollie Tinkham of Waverly, N.Y., brother Dennis Gergel of Bradenton, Fla., special friend Leanne Stephen, several special aunts and uncles, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Family and friends may call on Monday, April 4, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2011at 10 a.m. at Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremations Services Inc. with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Annette’s memory to Bradford County Daycare, 301 Main Street, Towanda, PA 18848.  Sayre Morning Times – April 3, 2011

 

GERGEL David A. Gergel

54, of Elmira, NY died Thursday, December 13, 2012 after an inspiring and courageous battle with cancer. Born November 18, 1958 to B. Marie Gergel and the late Richard Gergel, David graduated from Horseheads High School, and then joined the United States Marine Corps. After his honorable discharge, David pursued a life in the arts. He had a great love for music and became an accomplished painter with several abstracts displayed locally and authored "Signs at the Roadside" a book of poetry. David's passion for the arts never wavered, and it gave him great comfort during his illness.  David is survived by his wife Starr, son Eric and his wife, Kasey, mother, B. Marie Gergel, siblings Brian Gergel, Anne Katz, and Lynnette "Lu Lu" Gergel, and Eric's mother, Robin Gergel. Other loving family includes Uncle Dennis Gergel and his wife Shirley, his niece and nephew, Jessica and Nathan Katz, numerous cousins, mother-in-law Doris VanWormer, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Harry and Susan Blackman, Stacey Keener, and, Robert and Holly Kingsley. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 11am at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA with Pastor Bob Jones from the Glad Tidings Church officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, David's wish was for donations to be made to Rainbow of Hope Animal Rescue, Inc., PO Box 411, Big Flats, NY 14814. David admired those that rescued dogs, as he left behind two of his own.  Star Gazette – December 16, 2012

 

BRADLEY PAUL GILBERT, 19, of 606 Desmond St., Athens, died July 29, 2005.  He was born Nov. 2, 1985, the son of Paul and Diana Kidd Gilbert.  Brad was a 2004 graduate of Athens High School.  He attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania and planned to attend Lackawanna College to pursue a career in sports management.  Brad was employed Charm Pools of Waverly, N.Y., for the summer.  He was active in many sports including golf, basketball, baseball, fishing and boating.  He was a big fan of the New York Mets, the Miami Dolphins and the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish.  Brad was able to attend several Atlanta Hawks games when they were playing in Philadelphia and was introduced to the players by Joe O’Toole, former trainer of the Hawks.  Brad also had the honor of receiving a uniform from Spud Webb.  He loved to hang out with his family and buds.  Brad was predeceased by his grandfathers, Howie Gilbert, in 1989, and Jack Kidd in 2004, as well as several great-aunts and uncles.  In addition to his parents, Paul and Diana Gilbert, he is survived by his godmother, Julie Swingle of Sayre; godfather, Tim Davidson of Athens; grandmothers, Clara Gilbert of Waverly and Shirley Kidd of Sayre; six aunts and uncles, Howie and Kathy Gilbert of Rome, N.Y., Pat and Ed McEwen of Palm Bay, Fla., Sue and Denny O’Toole of Waverly, Rick and Laura Gilbert of Sayre, Ed and Terry Gilbert of Hornbrook, and Sally Foote of Sayre; his cousins, Samantha and Jessie Foote, Brenda and Brian McEwen, Kim Maxim, Michelle Gilbert, Megan and Daryl Croft, and Erica Gilbert; a special friend, Brittany Brown of Washington, Pa.; a special loving dog, Missy; and a host of special family and friends.  Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Sayre Christian Church with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating.  After the services, burial will follow in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Following the burial, Brad’s parents will be receiving family and friends for a luncheon at their home.  Donations for an athletic award may be made in Brad’s name to the Athens High School Athletic Department, 204 Willow St., Athens, Pa. or Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, Pa. or a charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

HAROLD E. (HOWIE) GILBERT, 67, of 311 Pennsylvania Ave., Athens died unexpectedly on Thursday, May 18, 1989 at home. Born April 7, 1922 in Sayre, he was the son of Marvin and Laura Frantz Gilbert. He attended Sayre schools and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theatre. Mr. Gilbert held memberships in Fort Sullivan American Legion Post No. 246, Athens, Ball-Skerpon Post No. 773, Catholic War Veterans, Sayre and the Skiff-Bower VFW Post No. 1536, Sayre. He was also very active in sports. He was employed at Remington-Rand in Elmira for 16 years and Ingersoll-Rand in Athens for 23 years, retiring in 1987. He is survived by his wife, Clara; two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Pat) McEwen, Cornwall, N.Y. and Mrs. Dennis (Sue) O’Toole of Waverly; four sons: Harol (Howie) Jr. with the U.S. Air Force in Rome, N.Y., Edward of Hornbrook and Richard and Paul of Athens; four sisters: Mrs. Raymond (Ida) Scrivens of Sheshequin, Mrs. Daniel (Betty) Stolicker of South Waverly, Mrs. Parvin (Ruth) Mensch of Chemung and Mrs. Raymond (Phyllis) VanDuzer of Athens; a brother, William of Sayre; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held there Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Rodney Saylor, pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sayre officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens with full military honors. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, 912 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, Pa. or the American Cancer Society, 515 S. Main St., Athens. –Towanda Daily Review

 

GILLETTE Lyle G. Gillette

Lyle G. Gillette, age 89, of Providence St., Waverly, N.Y., died peacefully at the Robert Packer Hospital on Wednesday, November 14, 2012.  He worked at Borg Warner in Ithaca, N.Y., for 28 years and retired as a supervisor. After his retirement he enjoyed spending time with his loving wife, family and friends, playing cards and games.  He is survived by his loving wife Evelyn of 64 years; children: Don (Cheryl) Gillette, Sandy (Tom) Taylor, Leo (Debbie) Gillette, Jerry (Chris) Gillette, Trudy Kepner (Brian); brothers Ross (Arlene) Gillette, Gene (Kathrin) Gillette; sister-in-law Mary Zimmer; grandchildren Tracie (Bradley)Gray, Chelsie (Sam) Gillette, Kristie (Joel) Godec, T (Alexis) Taylor, Katie Taylor, Meghan Taylor, Keith (Lucy) Gillette, Kevin Gillette, Kathy Gillette, mother of Pat (Mandy) Gillette, and Maureen Gillette; great-grandchildren: Madison, Shelby, Aubrey Taylor, Becky, and Emma Gillette; as well as special niece and nephew Claude and Mary Hoyt, and many many, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  He was predeceased by his parents Ward and Sarah (Rose) Gillette; his son-in-law John Kepner; his brothers: Carl (Mary) Gillette, Leon (Betty) Gillette, Hugh (Joan) Gillette, and Ivan (Alberta) Gillette; sisters: Cora (Jim) Meckes, Ruth (Francis) Mott, and Ella (Doc) Doane; and sister-in-laws Dora (Herman) Brown and Lillis (Percy) Wood.  Friends and family may call on Sunday, November 18, 2012 from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Monday, November 19, 2012 at Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly, N.Y. Interment will follow at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.     Sayre Morning Times – November 17, 2012

 

GLECKNER Donald L.
A resident of Southport, died peacefully Wednesday evening, October 17, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 82. Born on January 30, 1925 in Sayre, PA, Donald was the son of Roy & Lorna Rose Gleockner. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Margaret Hakes Gleckner and their children, Stephanie Leupelt, Elmira; Donna Gleckner, Southport; Joel Gleckner, Southport; Tracy & Thomas Wichtowski, Wellsburg; Leslie & Bradley Sullivan, Southport; grandchildren, Carrie, Kenny and Rebecca Leupelt; Angela, Mitchell and Justin Gleckner; Jacob and Matthew Wichtowski; Taylor Boyd; and Alana Sullivan; six great grandchildren; a sister, Joann West, Sayre, PA; brothers, David (Janice) Gleockner, Waverly; and Thomas Gleockner, Elmira Heights; as well as many nieces, nephews and family friends. Donald worked as a machinist at American LaFrance in Elmira, for 30 years. His interests included reading, Revolutionary War history and visiting Civil War Battlefields, playing golf and Euchre. In serving his country, Donald was a United States WW II Navy Veteran serving in the Pacific from 1943 - 1945. He was in the Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Philippines Sea, Battle of Tara Wa and the Battle of Okinawa. He and his fellow crew received the Presidential Unit Citation on the USS Cabot for their outstanding service. Don was proud to have met the now famous wartime photographer, Ernie Pyle. In addition, he also admired Admiral William "Bull" Halsey and Andy Rooney. In addition to his parents, Donald was predeceased by his brothers, Richard and Otis Gleockner. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday, October 21, 2007 between the hours of 1-3 p.m. Funeral services will be held privately with interment in Tioga Point Cemetery with full military honors accorded. Memorials may be directed to the Chemung County ARC, 711 Sullivan St. Elmira, NY 14901 in his memory.

LEATHA M. GLEOCKLER, formerly of 222 Chestnut St., Athens, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1991, at the Bradford County Manor.  Born in Elkland, Sullivan County on June 18, 1912, the daughter of Adam and Violet May Rosback Gleockler, she was employed as an examiner at Sayre Lingerie for over 30 years.  She retired in 1974.  She was a  member of the Athens Presbyterian Church, the Blue Swan Retiree Club and the Athens Senior Citizens.  Surviving are three sisters, Naomi Gregory, Athens, Wanda McCauley, Ulster, and Ruth Miller, Waverly; one brother, Dudley Gleockler, Sayre; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a brother, Jack/ and sisters, Phyllis and Mazie.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens on Saturday, Nov. 30, 1991, from 1 to 2 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will follow at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Paul West of the Athens Presbyterian Church will officiate.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the Athens Presbyterian Church Building Fund.

GLEOCKLER –MAZIE L. GLEOCKLER BOUCHARD, 69 of 140 Campbell Ave., Yorkville, N.Y. died Sunday Dec. 7, 1986 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Utica, N.Y. Born June 15, 1917 in Sullivan County, she was the daughter of Adam and Violet Rosback Gleockler. Surviving are three daughters: Mrs. Robert (Shelby) Phillips of E. Rutherford, N.J., Mrs. Gary (Donna) Thomas of West Virginia and Mrs. Brenda Christie of Yorkville, N.Y.; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild; a brother, Dudley Gleockler of Sayre; five sisters, Miss Leathea Gleockler of Athens, Mrs. Frank (Wanda) McCauley of Ulster, Mrs. Ruth Miller of Waverly, N.Y., Mrs. Naomi Gregory of Sayre and Mrs. Norman (Phyllis) McCormick of Ulster, several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Gordon E. Farr Funeral Home, Ulster with the Rev. Stephen Klotz, pastor of the Ulster United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Friends may call Wednesday evening from 7-9 at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review

Donald Burr GLOSENGER
April 16, 2002
Donald Burr Glosenger, 80, 222 Chestnut St., Athens, PA, formerly of Sayre, died on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at home after an extended illness.  Born in Sayre, June 23, 1921, the son of Andrew and Freda Struhm Glosenger, he was a 1939 graduate of Sayre High School. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps (later in the U.S. Air Force) during World War II at Greater Ash Field in England as an airplane mechanic of B17s. He retired from G.E. Rail Car in Sayre after 20 years.  He was a member of the Sayre Christian Church, a devoted choir member and served as deacon and trustee over the years. He was also a member of the Skiff Bower Post #1536 VFW of Sayre.  He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Marsha Ann and Michael Daly of Suwanee, GA; a son, Gary Allen Glosenger, of Athens; sisters and brothers-in-law, Edna and John Ryck, Sayre, Helen and Ralph Kelley of Sayre and Mary and Donald Campbell of Cayuta, NY; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Sally Glosenger of Horseheads, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his wife, M. Geraldine Glosenger in 1994 and his brothers, Max, Rex and Carl Glosenger and one sister, Ruth Lamb.  Family and friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, April 19 at 2 p.m. with Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the Guide Dogs for the Blind, PO Box 151200, San Rafael, CA 94915.

GOBLE –AUDREY L. WARNER, 75, of Sayre, passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Audrey was born May 17, 1938 in Sayre, the daughter of the late Millard and Bernice Nichols Goble. She was a loving mother and grandmother. Audrey was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church, she enjoyed cooking and shopping, and Audrey loved to take care of her yard. She was predeceased by her first husband, Raymond Raupers, and daughter Cindy King. Audrey is survived by her children, Raymond J. Jr. (Patricia) Raupers of Waverly, N.Y., Michael R. Warner of Geneva, N.Y., Susan L. Mott of Candor, N.Y., and Robert C. Jr. (Stefanie) Warner of Ithaca, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three sisters. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 225 South Main St., Athens, on Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 1-2 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield of the Waverly United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be in Audrey’s name to the Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung St., Waverly, NY. –Sayre Morning Times 2/7/2014

DANIEL M. GOELTZ, 83, 102 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre died on Sunday July 5, 1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness. Born May 19, 1904 in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of Daniel and Harriet Musselman Goeltz. He served as manager of the Beneficial Finance Company, Sayre for many years. Prior to his retirement in 1966, Mr. Goeltz had been associated with the company for 45 years. He also was a former income tax collector in Sayre and district magistrate. A resident of the Valley for 40 years, Mr. Goeltz was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church, Federation of Bible Classes, Sayre BP of Elks No. 1148, Salvation Army Board, Bradford County Humane Society and Howard Elmer Hose Company. A past president of the Sayre Rotary Club and Paul Harris Fellow, he also served as past president of the Sayre Businessman’s Association. His other memberships included Waverly Lodge No. 407, F&AM Bradford County Shrine Club (past President); Order of the Amaranth, Elmira and St. Omar’s Commandary, Binghamton. Survivors are his wife, Jessie at home; brother, Frank of Rockville, Md., several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Elks services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held there at 11 a.m. Wednesday with his pastor the Rev. Dr. Horace Brown King officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. –Towanda Daily Review

GOODWIN - Ida N. Stiger, 84 of Sayre, Pa., died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008 at ElderWood Senior Care in Waverly, N.Y.  Born March 24, 1924 in Jenningsville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Wells and Edna Spencer Goodwin. Ida was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints of Towanda, Pa. She enjoyed her cats, her family, and her many friends who gave her great joy.  She is survived by: her daughter, Laura (Bob) Smith of Athens Twp., Pa.; her grandson, Aaron Smith, and his friend, Patty Alpaugh, of Charlotte, N.C.; her great-granddaughter, Jenna Smith of Charlotte, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.  A time for gathering with family and friends will be from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. The celebration of Ida's life will follow the visitation, with Guy Auge honoring her memory at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. In lieu of flowers expression of sympathy may be made to Bradford County Humane Society, Rt. 220, Ulster, PA 18851, or Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Rd., Waverly, NY 14892.  RHW.  Sayre Morning Times.

MARK C. GORDON, 36, of San Francisco, CA and formerly of Elmira, NY died Tuesday, June 29, 1995 in San Francisco.  Mark was an Air Force veteran.  He is survived by his mother, Marian Gordon of Elmira; sisters and brothers, Sherry (Daniel) Grafius of Elmira, Janet Fagan of Waldorf, MD, Robert (Rose) Gordon of Elmira, Michael (Susan) Gordon of Philadelphia, PA, Mary (Ken) Cushion of Nacogdoches, TX, Nancy (Ken) Ripley of Crestview, FL, Carol (Joseph) Gilboy of Elmira Heights, NY, Diane Burchard of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Alan Scott (Joyce) Gordon of Elmira; grandmother, Helen Corey of Elmira Heights; great aunt, Marion Jackson of Elmira; two aunts; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and cousins; partner, Stephen Cavaluzzi of San Francisco.  He was preceded in death by father, Robert F. Gordon in 1980.  Funeral services were held on June23 at Christ’s United Methodist Church with burial to be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA.  Arrangements were by the Thomas McInerny Funeral Home in Elmira.  –Towanda Daily Review

 Mark C. GORDON, 36, of San Francisco, CA and formerly of Elmira, NY died Tuesday, June 29, 1995 in San Francisco.  Mark was an Air Force veteran.  He is survived by his mother, Marian Gordon of Elmira; sisters and brothers, Sherry (Daniel) Grafius of Elmira, Janet Fagan of Waldorf, MD, Robert (Rose) Gordon of Elmira, Michael (Susan) Gordon of Philadelphia, Pa, Mary (Ken) Cushion of Nacogdoches, TX, Nancy (Ken) Ripley of Crestview, FL, Carol (Joseph) Gilboy of Elmira Heights, Y, Diane Burchard of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Alan Scott (Joyce) Gordon, of Elmira; grandmother, Helen Corey of Elmira Heights; great aunt, Marion Jackson of Elmira; two aunts; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and cousins; partner, Stephen Cavaluzzi of San Francisco.  He was preceded in death by father, Robert F. Gordon in 1980.  Funeral services were held on June 23 at Christ’s United Methodist Church with burial to be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA.  arrangements were by the Thomas McInerny Funeral Home in Elmira.

GORMAN –CECIL C. MUNN, Athens RD 2, died at the Heritage Nursing home on Monday, April 6, 1987 after an extended illness.  Born July 27, 1908 in Canton, she was the daughter of Everett and Jessie McConnell Gorman.  She graduated from the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing in 1927 and was employed for many years by the Pennsylvania Public Health Nursing Service.  Following her retirement in 1975, she manage the Hospitality House in Sayre for 10 years.  Mrs. Munn was an active member of the following: the Athens United Methodist Church, Ladies Library Club of Athens, Sayre-Athens Lioness Club, Pennsylvania Nurses Association, RPH Nursing Alumni Association, Northeast Pennsylvania Red Cross Bloodmobile, Girl Scouts of America and the East Athens Matrons Club.  Survivors are a son, R. Hugh Munn of Cary, N.C.: daughter, Mrs. Louis (Laura) Babcock of Athens RD 2; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Edward Hager of Sinking Spring, Pa.; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Lowery funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held there at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Dr. Wilmot Mather, her pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorials may be directed to the Ladies Library Club at the Spalding Memorial Library, Athens, or the Building Fund at the Athens United Methodist Church.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GORSLINE - Lucy G. “Sally” Fish, 82, of Ulster, died peacefully surrounded by her family Monday morning, March 17, 2008 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was the wife of the late Glenn L. Fish, who died April 27, 1989. They were married 41 years. Born Jan. 15, 1926 in Sayre, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Stella Vanderpool Gorsline. Sally was a graduate of Elmira Beauty School and later owned and operated her beauty salon in Ulster. In earlier years she was employed at a hardware store in Ulster and by the Ulster Post Office. Sally also operated a seasonal fruit stand with Harold Phelps in Ulster. Sally assisted her husband Glenn in the operation of several businesses in Bradford County, which included Rural Gas Company and Fish Gas Co., Cash-Credit Appliance Store in Sayre, Auto Laundromats Inc., which were located in Sayre, Athens, and Towanda, and car washes in Sayre and Towanda. She was a member of Ulster United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, and the former Rebekah Lodge in Sheshequin. She enjoyed singing in the church choir, being a member of the local “kitchen band,” and serving as a volunteer for Robert Packer Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. In earlier years Sally enjoyed playing cards with her friends and playing the piano. Surviving are: her daughter, Kay L. Luchaco of Macungie, Pa.; her son, Halton “Hal” E. Fish, and his wife, Cathy, of Ulster; four grandchildren, Courtney Cullis and her husband, Donald Cullis, of Bedford, Mass., Stacey Fish Macik and her husband, Richard Macik, of Ulster, Kelly Welles and her husband, M. Fisher Welles, of Elmira, and Danielle Bailey and her husband, Jared Bailey, of Medina, Ohio; her four beloved great-grandchildren, Hayleigh Macik, Caydence Macik, Austin Cullis, and Matthias Welles; sisters-in-law Cathy Fish Wolcott of Sayre and Avis Gorsline of Newark Valley; nieces Brenda Taylor, Sandy Ruphert, Vicki Conrad and Debbie Parks; and nephews James May, Rick May, Gene Gorsline, Douglas Gorsline, Larry Gorsline, Robert Gorsline, Matthew Gorsline and Wayne Gorsline. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles, Lester and John Gorsline, and a sister, Alice May. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster. The funeral service will be held Friday, March 21, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Ulster United Methodist Church with her Pastor, the Rev. Sandy Brant, officiating. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Ulster United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 345, Ulster, PA 18850, or Salvation Army, 314 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840, in Sally Fish’s memory. - Sayre Morning Times, 19 Mar 2008

GOULD May -  Mrs. Mae Bond Fatally Injured When Hit By Car.  Injuries sustained at about 6 o’clock last evening when she was struck by a car caused the death of Mrs. Mae (should be “May”) Bond, age 45, of 521 South Keystone Avenue, 15 minutes after she had been admitted to the Robert Packer hospital.  Mrs. Bond had been a resident of Sayre for 21 years.  She is survived by one son, John, at home; three daughters, Lucille and Jean , at home and Cleda, nurse at the Binghamton City hospital.  Funeral services will be held at the home, 521 South Keystone Avenue Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., Rev. F. H. Randall, pastor of the Church of Christ, will officiate.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  (Full account of accident in Evening Times 29 Nov 1937.)  (May Bond was the daughter of Orlando and Emma [Smith] Gould of Ithaca, N.Y.)

GOULD - MRS. MAE BOND about 45 of 521 Kingston Ave., Sayre died Sunday, Nov. 28, 1937.  Survivors include a son, John; three daughters, Lucille and Jean at home and Cleta, a nurse in Binghamton City Hospital.  The body is in the Kolb and Slingerland Funeral home, Sayre.  Funeral in the family home Wednesday 2:30 p.m.  Rev. F. H. Randall.  Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/29/1937

CLIVELEON GOWAN, 24, of Sayre RD was killed early Sunday morning, December 9, 1984 as a result of a motorcycle accident on the Nichols Road.  He was born February 1, 1960, a son of Kenneth and Josephine Hoyt Gowan Sr.  He attended Athens schools and was employed as a carpenter by Michael Kingsley of Wysox.  In addition to his parents he is survived by three brothers, Terry Gowan of Sayre RD 1, Kenneth Gowan Jr. of Ulster and Randjo Gowan of Sayre RD 1; a stepbrother, Robert Noto of Showlow, Ariz.; two loved ones, Eloise (Wink) and Michael Chilson of Sayre RD 1, several nieces and nephews; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Nina Gowan of Sayre; and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Doris Scott of Athens.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens Tuesday from 22 to 4 p.m. and in the evening from 7 to 9.  Funeral services  will be held Wednesday 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. H. James Shilabeer of the Athens United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review

KENNETH V. GOWAN, SR., 63, of Ulster died Feb. 15, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness.  Born May 21, 1937 in Sayre the son of Clive and Nina Hoyt Gowan.  He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War.  Worked as a tree surgeon and logger for many years.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman who also enjoyed NASCAR events.  He was predeceased by his wife, Joanne in 1996; his two sons, Clive in 1984 and Randy in 1987; an infant daughter, Vickijean in 1958; his brothers, Richard Gowan, Clive Leon Gowan and Clifford Gowan; and a sister, Agnes Collins.  He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Robert and Diane Noto of Rome; his son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Linda Gowan of Litchfield and Kenneth Jr. and Kim Gowan of Windham; 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  Also a sister and brother-in-law, Lois and John Steadle of Litchfield and a brother, Larry Gowan of Cortland; several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens on Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Schuster, pastor of the Litchfield United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will follow at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GOWAN Richard J. (Ridley)
Age 46, of Vestal, died unexpectedly Monday, October 5, 2009, at his home. He was predeceased by his father, Alton Gowan. He is survived by his 2 daughters, Kayla and Alissa and their mother, Kristen of Baltimore, MD; mother, Labba Gowan, Vestal; brother and sister-in-law, Alan and Mary Gowan, Elmira; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and John Parente, Endicott; several nieces and nephews including Chris and Krystle Silvestri, Julie, Matthew, Anna Gowan, John Jr. and Kristopher Parente; several aunts, uncles and family members in Iceland and close friends. Richard was a huge sports fan including the New York Yankees and New York Giants.; he was a loving father, son, brother and friend. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. from the Coleman & Daniels Funeral Home Inc., 300 East Main St., Endicott. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 5 - 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Humane Society, 2 Jackson Ave., Binghamton, NY 13903.  Published in Star-Gazette on October 7, 2009

 

GOWIN Lillian Gowin Turner

99, formerly of Sayre, Pa., died Thursday March 31, 2011 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Twp., Pa.  Lillian was born May 15, 1911 in Terry Twp., Pa., the daughter of Cameron Darius Gowin and Carrie Johnson Gowin. She attended school in West Terry and graduated from New Albany High School in 1931. Lillian worked at the Monroeton Hotel for six years and then went to work at McKay and Sayre Lingerie for 35 years retiring in September of 1973. On June 31, 1944 she married Howard Turner in Salina, Kansas, where Howard was serving with the U.S. Army.   Lillian was president of the local I.L.G.W.U for nine years and was a member of Athens Senior Citizens, where she served as president for 17 years, was the tour leader for the Seniors for 25 years. After retiring, Lillian began cake decorating and made many wedding cakes as well as other cakes for a number of years.  Lillian was a member of the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church and the widows club. Lillian is survived by her sister, Florence Smith of Towanda; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to her parents, Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Turner; seven brothers and sisters-in-law, Leonard (Sadie) Gowin, Nathan (Ethel) Gowin, Leo (Isabelle) Gowin, Herbert Gowin, William (Muriel) Gowin, Walter (Dorothy) Gowin, and Wayne (Hannah) Gowin; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Della Mae Gowin, Susie (Don) Allen, Elizabeth (John) Clark, Marjorie (Joe) Saxon and June (Harold) Cory; and by a very dear friend, Howard Skinner Sr.  A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. held Thursday, April 7, 2011 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with her Pastor, Dale Bird, officiating.  Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Thursday morning at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church in care of Esther Rhinebold, RR 2 Box 312, Ulster, PA 18850 in Lillian's memory. Towanda Daily Review - April 2, 2011

 

GRAHAM -MRS. ALICE E. (GRAHAM) SCHEFFEY, widow of George H. Scheffey of Slingerlands, N.Y., died early Sunday morning, Jan. 30, 2005, after a short illness at St. Peter’s Hospital in Alban, N.Y.  Alice had resided at Rose Marie Manor Senior Citizens apartments in Slingerlands before her illness and prior to that in her home in Glenmont, N.Y.  Alice was born on Oct. 14, 1910, the daughter of John E. and Lulu Graham of River Street, Towanda.  She graduated from St. Agnes Parochial School in 1929 and later attended and graduated from business school in Wilkes-Barre.  On returning to Towanda she was employed for many years as a bookkeeper ant Jennings Co.  In 1949 she married George Scheffey and they later made their home in Glenmont.  She was employed in the Albany area as a bookkeeper for Henry Clersey for 30 years.  She is survived by nieces Sally (Jim) Powers of Towanda, Mary Rita (Bud) VanBloom of Dunnellen, Fla., and Katherine Loomis of Athens; nephews, Sidney Loomis of Sarasota, Fla., P. Judson (Henrietta) Evans of Middletown, N.J., and John E. Graham of Athens; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.  Besides her husband she was preceded in death by her sisters, Catherine (Evans) Myer of Towanda, Gertrude Burt of San Antonio, Texas, Louis Flair of Phoenix, Ariz., and Mary Adam of Sayre, and her brothers, J. Leonard Graham of Towanda, John Graham Jr. of Towanda and Paul Graham of San Antonio, Texas.  A memorial service was held at the New Comer-Cannon Funeral Home on Feb. 2.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GRAHAM  Jean M. RINGLER, 71, of Sayre died Friday, May 9, 2003, at home following an extended illness.
Born Nov. 7, 1931, in East Smithfield, she was a daughter of Howard and Ina BURLINGAME GRAHAM. She worked 25 years as a nurse's aide in the Pediatric Unit of the Robert Packer Hospital.  She enjoyed sewing and reading. In her earlier years she enjoyed farming. Besides her grandchildren, her dogs Spuds and Mike were her enjoyment. Jean enjoyed going to the New York State Fair and going to Seneca and Cayuta lakes taking pictures.  She was predeceased by her husband, William Ringler, in 1992; two sons-in-law, Jessie BENSON, in 2000, and Jim BENSON, in 2003; a sister, Ellen SVHMIDT, in 1996; and a brother, Mark GRAHAM, in 1998.  Jean is survived by her daughters, Beverly BENSON of Waverly, N.Y., Kathy BENSON of Sayre, Phyllis SHAFFER of Waverly, Florence SMITH of Waverly and Doris EBERLIN of Sayre; sons, Steve SALSMAN of Sayre, Kevin SALSMAN of Sayre and Donald SALSMAN of Greens Landing; sons and daughters-in-laws, Jim and Gracie SALSMAN of Nichols, N.Y., Fred and Gladys RINGLER of Towanda, and Rick and Judy RINGLER of Wysox; daughters and sons-in-law, Marylou and Mike MAROTTA of East Conway, N.C., and Jackie and Tom ROBERTS of Florida; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Grace VANDERPOOL of Sayre; a sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Bill CHILSON of Highland, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends may call Monday, May 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made in her name to a charity of one's choice.

GRAHAM –JEAN M. RINGLER, 71, of Sayre died Friday, May 9, 2003, at home following an extended illness.  Born Nov. 7, 1931, in East Smithfield, she was a daughter of Howard and Ina Burlingame Graham.  She worked 25 years as a nurse’s aide in the Pediatric Unit of the Robert Packer Hospital.   She enjoyed sewing and reading.  In her earlier years she enjoyed farming.  Besides her grandchildren, her dogs Spuds and Mike were her enjoyment.  Jean enjoyed going to the New York State Fair and going to Seneca and Cayuta Lakes taking pictures.  She was predeceased by her husband, William Ringler, in 1992; two sons-in-laws, Jessie Benson, in 2000, and Jim Benson, in 1992; a sister, Ellen Schmidt, in 1996; and a brother, Mark Graham, in 1998.  Jean is survived by her daughters, Beverly Benson of Waverly, N.Y., Kathy Benson of Sayre, Phyllis Shaffer of Waverly, Florence Smith of Waverly and Doris Eberlin of Sayre; sons, Steve Salsman of Sayre, Kevin Salsman of Sayre, Donald Salsman of Greens Landing; sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Gracie Salsman of Nichols, N.Y., Fred and Gladys Ringler of Towanda, and Rick and Judy Ringler of Wysox; daughters and sons-in-law, Marylou and Mike Marotta of East Conway, N.C., and Jackie and Tom Roberts of Florida; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her sister, Grace Vanderpool of Sayre; a sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Bill Chilson of Highland, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family and friends may call Monday, May 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 9 to 9 p.m. at the Lowery funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made in her name to a charity of one’s choice.

GRAHAM –MARY ELLEN ADAM, 102, of 37 N. Chemung St., Waverly, N.Y., died Friday, Oct. 16, 1998, at the Tioga Nursing Facility.  Born Dec. 10, 1896, in Towanda, Pa., the daughter of John E. and Lula Mae Irvine Graham, she graduated from St. Agnes High School in Towanda.  She was a member of the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre.  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law. Sidney and Katie Loomis of Sarasota, Fla.; a daughter, Mary Rita VanBloom of Dunnellen, Fla.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister Alice Sheffey of Albany, N.Y.  She was predeceased by her husband, Jacob Adam, in 1965 and a son, Jack Loomis in 1996.  There will be no calling hours.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Epiphany Church, with Rev. Thomas Major, assistant pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review.

JOHN A. GRANTIER, 87, Wellsboro RD 7, and a former area resident, died March 4, 1990, in Soldiers and Sailors Hospital.  Mr. Grantier was born October 5, 1902, in Montana, a son of Landry and Lena Johnson Grantier.  He was a retired farmer.  Survivors include: his wife, the former Kaoka Rutty; a daughter, Hazel Allen, Wellsboro, RD 3; two brothers, Ernest, Elmira, NY, and Bert, in Montana; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral will be held at the convenience of the family at Tussey-Mosher’s Funeral Home, Wellsboro.  Burial will be in Tioga county Memorial Gardens, with Rev. Eugene A. Charsky officiating.  There will be no visitation.  The family will provide the flowers.

 

GRAY Claude R. Gray

82, of Milan, Pa. went home to be with his wife and daughter Thursday, May 10, 2012.  Claude was born June 10, 1929. He served as manager of the Valley Creamery in South Waverly, Pa. for 25 years and subsequently with Leprino Foods for a brief period. Claude was an avid bowler for many years and was a member of several area bowling leagues. He also served as sponsor for Gray’s Trucking softball team.  Claude will be remembered as a dedicated Yankee baseball and Penn State football fan. He enjoyed working in his yard and building projects.  He is survived by his children Terry (Lois) Gray of Rome, Eugene (Joni) Gray of East Smithfield, Rodney (Terry) Gray of Waverly, Joanne (Donald) Barrett of South Waverly, and Linda (Kenneth) Humphrey of Waverly; his grandchildren Ryan (Bonnie) Gray of Rome, Mindy (Robert) Glantz of Wysox, Tara (Scott) Repsher of Rome, John (Jessica) Copeland of Syracuse, Shannon (Jesse) Mansfield of Jacksonville, FL, Stacy (Wayne) Sinsabaugh of Athens, Kristi Gray (Brandon Wright) of Sayre, Donnie (Christy) Barrett of Athens, Marlene Barrett of South Waverly and Cody Marchese of Waverly, 17 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, and his best friend, Snowball, his cat.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Frances May Henry Gray, on November 27, 2009, infant daughter, Connie Jean Gray on April 11, 1950, sister, Pauline and brothers, George and Bill. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St. Sayre, Pa. with the Rev. Robert Martin officiating. Interment will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  The family will receive friends Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to The Bridge of the Penn-York Valley Churches, P.O. Box 202, Sayre, Pa. 18840 or to the Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY 14892 in Claude R. Gray’s memory.

 

GRAZUL - John (Jack) Grazul, age 78 of 2724 Riverside Drive, Sayre, PA, died Friday, September 18, 2009 at Bradford County Manor.  Jack was born on April 25, 2009 in Shamokin, Pa. the son of the late Joseph and Verna Grazul.  Jack graduated from Shamokin High School in 1949. He served in the United States Coast Guard from 1951 to 1954. Graduated from Geisinger Hospital School of X-Ray Technology in 1957.He was employed at the Robert Packer Hospital in 1957 and retired from there in 1993 as the Director of the School of Radiology. He was awarded the Dr. Ty award in 2000. He was a member of the Sayre Elks Lodge 1148 and the Catholic War Vets of Sayre. Jack loved to hunt and fish and work in his garden. He was also an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.  Jack is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Gladys EMERICK who he married on June 4, 1955 in Shamokin, Pa. Children David and Kathleen Grazul of Victor, NY., Daniel Grazul and Crystal Chapman of Waverly, NY., and Diane Grazul of Sayre, Pa.  Grandchildren: Michael Grazul of Victor, NY. Natalie Grazul of Athens, Pa. and Joseph Grazul of Waverly, NY. Sister Evelyn Grow of Horseheads, NY. Brother and sister-in-law: Marlin and Rene Grazul of Sayre, Pa. Sister-in-law Joyce Miller of Manchester, NJ. Several nieces and nephews.  A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday September 21, 2009 from 6-9 PM at the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St., Waverly, NY.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday September 22, 2009 at 10:00 AM at the funeral home with Rev. Andrew S. Hvozdovic, M.Div. Pastor of the Church of Epiphany Sayre, Pa. officiating.  Burial will be held in Tioga Point Cemetery Athens, Pa. with full military honors being accorded.  In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions in Jack's name be sent to: The Sayre House of Hope 1 Guthrie Sq. Sayre, Pa. 18840, Guthrie Hospice RR#1 Towanda, Pa. 18848, or to a charity on one's choice.  Sayre Elks Lodge 1148 will hold a memorial service on Monday at 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Mass cards will be availble at the funeral home. Blauvelt Funeral Home, Waverly NY obit.

GREEN - The Evening Times, Feb. 7, 1938. Martin Green, 80, died Sunday night at his home, 128 Hoover street, after a long illness. Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs Albert Russell and Mrs. Ira Holmes of Sayre, Mrs. Ira Steel of Union; two sons, Willis and Charles of Sayre; two sisters, Mrs. Mertie Williams and Mrs. Grant Willey of Franklin, and several grandchildren. Funeral service will be held in the Kolb funeral home, 445 Waverly street, Waverly, at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Harold F. Damen, pastor of the First Baptist church of Sayre, will officiate. Burial will be in Tioga Point cemetery. Submitted by Marolyn Cole, email cole@cyber-quest.com

GREEN Morgan F. GREEN Jr., 79, of Sayre, died April 27, 2002.  Friends are invited to call on Monday, April 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly Street, Waverly, NY.  A bibical wake service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Father William KARL of the Church of the EPIPHANY officiating.  Mass cards will be available at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Memorial contributions can be made in

The Bradford Star, May 5, 1904

Mrs. Sarah J. GREENE
relict of Oliver Hudson died April 29, at the home of her daughter in Sayer of pneumonia and erysipelas, aged 83 years.  She was a native of Cattaraugus County, N.Y. removing after her marriage to Sheshequin, where she spent the greater part of her life.  Two sons and three daughters survive her.  Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, with interment in Tioga Point cemetery.

 

GREENE Sarah Hudson

(1821-1904) relict of Oliver Hudson, died April 29, at the home of her daughter in Sayre of pneumonia and eryslpelus, age 83 years. She was a native of Cattaraugus County, N.Y. removing after her marriage to Sheshequin where she spent the greater part of her life. Five sons and three daughers survive her. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon with interment in Tioga Point cemetery." From The Bradford Star, May 5, 1904. 

 

GREGORY Jessilyn M. Peake, 87, of Ithaca, died Thursday, March 18, 2010 at Beechtree Care Center. Born in Margaretville, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Freda Gregory.  Mrs. Peake was a longtime member of the Danby Federated Church. She loved writing poetry and listening to bluegrass music. She was a NASCAR fan and also a Toronto Maples Leafs fan. She was a very honest and loving person. Most important to her was her family.  Mrs. Peake is survived by her daughters, Linda C. Wood, Shirley J. Rice and Alice M. Reed; son, Lawrence R. Grant; 14 grandchildren; several great- and great-great-grandchildren; special friend, Ann Harris; and special caregiver, Sharon Dedrick. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Peake was predeceased by her husband, Leon Peake; a son, John Grant; and former husband, Lynn Hector Grant.  Funeral services will he held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 23 at the Danby Federated Church, Pastor Ed Enstine officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 24 in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to the Danby Federated Church or to the Foundation Fighting Blindness, P.O. 17279, Baltimore, MD 21203-7279.  March 20, 2010 Sayre Morning Times.

GRIMLEY Robert S. Grimley, 73, of 303 Short St Athens, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  Born August 16, 1927 in Endicott, NY, he was the son of Stanley and Pearl EMERSON GRIMLEY.  He spent the majority of his early years in Litchfield on the family farm.  When he was a young teen-ager, his father purchased one of the first bulldozers in the area.  After he graduated from Athens High School in 1946, he and his father went full time into the excavating business under the name Grimley and Son.  Together they remained in business until Staley's retirement in 1974.  Bob continued the business under the name Grimley Excavating.  His favorite piece of equipment was the bulldozer, and every job he did was done with expertise and pride, as those who had him work for them would testify.  Over the winters, he also plowed many of the state-owned country roads in Bradford County.  In 1984, Bob retired from excavating after building his own lake in Ridgebury Township.  He and his wife Betty, enjoyed 15 years in their lakeside home.  Bob spent many of his retirement hours tending the property and taking care of the 15,000 Christmas trees they planted on the site.  Although work was Bob's main hobby, he also enjoyed the fellowship of his church family.  He served on the Trustee Board of the Calvary Baptist Church from 1988 to 1994 and was also a member of the Tell Visitation Team until his health hindered him from participation.  Bob also enjoyed his position as a member of the Tioga Point Cemetery Association from 1977 until the time of his death.  He will be greatly missed by his loving family; his wife of 52 years, H. Elizabeth (Betty) MASLIN Grimley; his daughters and their spouses, Elizabeth and Donald EINSTIEN of Conklin, NY and Brenda and Robert WANDELL of Athens; a daughter, Patricia GRIMLEY of Liberty, NY; four grandchildren, Robert and Molly LINEBAUGH of Vestal, NY, Michael EINSTIEN of Conklin, NY  and Joy and Clint Wandell  of Athens; two great grandchildren; Jessica and Derek LINEBAUGH of Vestal, NY; one sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Jack KIDD of Sayre; one aunt, Sara COOPER of Oil City, PA; one cousin, Cynthia BRACKEN of Oil City, PA; two brothers-in-law and their spouses, the Rev. Roger and Martha MASLIN of Melbourne and Donald and Doris MASLIN of Ulster; five sisters-in-law and their spouses; Pearle and Joe BETZKO of Ulster, Grace MAPLE of Nile ILL Vivian and Willis Arnold of Litchfield, Janice and Ivan PURDY of Vestal, NY, and Rita and the Rev. Roger MCMANUS of Morton Grove, ILL, as well as many nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one granddaughter, Allanna EINSTIEN, and two brothers-in-law, Paul MASLIN and Louis MAPLE.  Family and friends may call Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church, Athens.  Funeral services will follow there at 1 p.m. with his pastor the Rev. Paul BARRETT, officiating and the Rev. Roger MCMANUS, his brother-in-law, co-officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Calvary Baptist Church, 701 W. Pine St. Athens, PA 18810, or Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa 18848.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main Street, Athens.

LELAND C. GRISWOLD, 66, of Milan RR 1 died Friday, Oct. 17, 1997 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  He was born Jan. 17, 1931 in Elmira, N.Y., the son of Elden and Fay Walker Griswold.  He attended the Sayre Christian Church.  He was president of the Waverly Senior Citizens Club from 1992 to 1996.  He retired from Westinghouse Corp. In Horseheads after 34 years of faithful service.  Leland also was an avid gardener and bird watcher.  He was predeceased by his brother Roy, in 1958 and his sister, Betty Cleary in September.  Survivors are his wife of 10 years, Phyllis, at home; daughter and son-in-law, Terry and Thomas Lane of Anchorage, Alaska; son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Brenda Griswold of Horseheads, N.Y.; stepson, Jerry Loomis of Rochester, N.Y. ; grandchildren, Brian and Bradley Lane of Big Flats, N.Y.; step-grandchildren, Lori and Michael Loomis, two great-grandchildren, and a brother, Durland Griswold of Horseheads.  Friends  may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 a.m.  The Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be directed to the American Heart Association, 228 Russell Ave., Williamsport, Pa. or American Diabetes Association, Kirby Health Care Annex, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GRISWOLD –MARY G. HAUSKNECHT, 88, of Athens, PA passed away on Thursday, August 14, 2014 with her family by her side at Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness. She was born on November 30, 1925 in Athens, PA the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Alice Lawler Griswold. Mary was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who loved spending time with her family. She graduated from Athens High School as the Valedictorian of her class in 1943. She then went to work as a Bookkeeper for Cook Accounting. In 1946 she married Ralph Hausknecht, and they began their own business. They owned and operated Ralph E. Hausknecht Plumbing and Heating with Mary handling the office duties. She enjoyed bird watching, cooking and growing her vegetable garden. Mary was a lifetime member of the Athens United Methodist Church. She is predeceased her husband Ralph Hausknecht on Jan. 16, 1993 and a brother William Griswold in 1965. Mary is survived by her children Wayne and Evelyn Hausknecht of Eaton, NY and Carl Hausknecht of Athens, PA, grandchildren Elizabeth and Jason Hashman of Athens, PA, Benjamin and Yolanda Hausknecht of Harrisonburg, VA, and Kelly and John Chripczuk of Carlisle, PA, 8 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 11am at the Athens United Methodist Church, 118 South Main Street, Athens, PA with the Rev. Andrew Weidner officiating. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mary's memory to Athens United Methodist Church, 118 South Main Street, Athens, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 8/16/2014

CHARLES H. GROOVER, 80, of PO Box 56, Milan, Pa., died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1997 at the Robert Packer Hospital after a lengthy illness.  Born in Macedonia, Pa., on Feb. 11, 1917, he was the son of William and Etta Hadenstine Groover.  He graduated from Wysox High School, after which he joined the U.S. Army and served during World War II in the Pacific Theater.  He worked for the New York Central Railroad in maintenance and then went to work for the Ingersoll Rand Foundry, retiring in 1982.  He was an avid, hunter, fisherman, camper and traveler.  His memberships included the Skiff Bower Post No. 1536 V.F.W. of Sayre and the Amvets Post No. 261 V.F.W. of Towanda, Pa.  He is survived by his wife of 55 years.  Mary, at home; his daughters and sons-in-law, Charlene and Robert Purdy of Elmira, N.Y., Phyllis Jean and Ignacio Vindel of Sayre, Pa.; and his son and daughter-in-law, Charles Jr. and Bobbi-Jo Groover of Milan, Pa.; five grandchildren; a sister, Vina Kunkle of Durrell, Pa.; his brothers, Ray Groover of Towanda, and Francis Groover of E. Smithfield, Pa.; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his brothers, Bernard Groover in February 1996 and William Groover; his sisters, Anna Harvey in 1991 and Ethel Yates ; his infant daughter, Mary Beth Groover in 1974; and a grandson Joshua Groover in 1986.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral home, 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.  The Skiff Bower Post No. 1536 V.F.W. will hold a memorial service at 7 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Roland Romig, pastor of the Athens Baptist Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Full military honors will be accorded by the Skiff Bower Post No. 1536 V.F.W. of Sayre.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GROVER Charles Ford "Chuck" Sr.
Age 59, of Sayre, PA, died Sunday, November 2, 2008, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born February 8, 1949 in Elmira, NY, he was the son of the late William and Julia Dix Grover. On July 1, 1975, he married the former Debra L. Hall in Sayre. In earlier years, Chuck helped his friends, John DeSisti and family. He enjoyed music, playing his guitar, fishing, cookouts, playing horseshoes and stock car races. Surviving are his wife, Debra Grover, at home; his daughters, Charlett Youngs and her husband, Waldo L. Youngs Jr. of Sayre, Tammy Mathers of NC, Peggy Reed and her husband, Jason Reed of Sayre; his sons, Charles F. Grover Jr. and his friend, Christine of NC, Richard Grover and his friend, Missy of Elmira, NY, Jason Grover and his wife, Tonda Grover of Sayre; his sisters, Phyllis Robbins and her husband, James Robbins of Pine City, NY, Joanne Fish and her husband, Edward Fish of Alpine, NY, Amanda Bolt of Millerton, NY; his brothers, William Grover Jr. and his wife, Joann of Painted Post, NY, Jonathan Grover and his wife, Sharon of Corning, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandchildren, Charles John "C.J." Anderson on February 20, 2002, James Daniel Anderson on February 21, 2002, Brittany Marie Anderson on February 20, 2002, Tyler David Anderson on February 20, 2002, and his son-in-law, John W. Anderson on February 20, 2002. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA, at a later date. The Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, PA, is assisting Chuck's family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Debra Grover, 206 N. Thomas Ave., Sayre, PA 18840.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/4/2008

GUBLO Frank M. Age 66, of Davenport, FL, formerly of Elmira, NY, went home to be with Jesus, Saturday, September 17, 2005, from the Florida South Hospital in Orlando, FL. Born on September 24, 1938 in Elmira, NY, he was the son of Jacob and Anna Pieuch Gublo who both died when Frank was a young boy. Frank served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1958. On October 28, 1961, he married Lorna Dolan in Towanda, PA. Frank was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local No .112, and was employed by Charles F. Evans Co. for many years until his retirement. During retirement, Frank and Lorna enjoyed time spent with family, and traveling the U.S. in their RV. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Lorna Dolan Gublo of FL; his son, Francis R. Gublo and his grandson, Luke Gublo, both of Schewaing, MI; his daughter, Rose Gublo Lapp and son-in-law, Nathan Lapp, and grandsons, Nolan, Devin, Alex and Brandon Lapp, all of Bethel, PA; sisters, Genevieve Somesky, Rose Gublo, Victoria Janeski, and Patricia Roche, all of Elmira, NY; brothers, Bernard Gublo of Elmira, NY, Edward Gublo of Millport, NY; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Frank was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law who raised him, Wanda and Robert Palizay; sisters, Margaret Forsyth, Mary Ann Janeski, and Sophie Mitrus; and brothers, Jack and Ted Gublo. The viewing hours will be held from 1-2 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2005, with the funeral services immediately following at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home at 314 Desmond Street, Sayre, PA. Interment will follow at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA, with the Valley Color Guard according full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Zions Hope (Holy Land Experience), P.O. Box 690909, Orlando, FL 32869, or to the Trinity Broadcasting Network, P.O. Box A, Santa Ana, CA 92711-2101 in Frank's memory.

 

GUILES Robert Earl Guiles

Those we love we never lose, for always they will be, loved, remembered, treasured, always in our memory.  Robert Earl Guiles, age 86, of Sayre, Pa., formerly of Waverly, N.Y., died Friday evening, November 2, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Robert was born in Sayre on August 30, 1926 the son of Archie and Florence Jenks Guiles.  He was a graduate of Waverly High School class of 1944 and later served in the U.S. Army 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment at the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. Following completion of his military service he returned home to Waverly and continued his education at Syracuse University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Zoology.  On July 20, 1948, Robert married the former Florence Bowen in Sayre. He was employed as a chemist engineer in plastics for General Electric in Syracuse, N.Y., for 20 years until his retirement. Robert was a member of American Legion Post No. 492, Waverly, N.Y., and Skiff-Bower VFW Post No. 1536 Sayre and enjoyed spending time with his friends.  Surviving are: his wife of 64 years, Florence Guiles at home; sister, Eleanor McCarthy of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Jackie Guiles of Lowman, N.Y.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by; brothers, Archie and John Guiles and a sister, Mary Jo Derleth.  A graveside service will be held Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa., with the Valley Color Guard according full military honors.   Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri Bowen Funeral Home, Sayre, Pa. There are no calling hours. Contributions may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 in Robert Earl Guiles memory.   Sayre Morning Times – November 5, 2012

 

GUILD Ina G. Carroll

99, of Granby, Conn., died on July 6, 2012 in her home with her loving daughter by her side.  She was born on May 31, 1913 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Joseph Ritner Guild and Florence Adelia Havens Guild Duff and spent most of her childhood in South Waverly, Pa.  Ina received her Bachelor's degree in education from Mansfield University in Mansfield, Pa., and attended Penn State for a year while working on a Master's degree in speech pathology. Her interests in education and the hearing impaired allowed Ina to touch the lives of many children throughout her career. She began her teaching career in Hartford specializing in speech and hearing therapy. After marrying her husband, Robert, the two settled in Granby where she taught second grade for many years. Ina retired from teaching at the age of 70, as a speech pathologist with the Simsbury School District.  Ina was an active member of the West Granby Methodist Church. During her leisure time, she enjoyed weaving wool, cooking, gardening, collecting antique jewelry, and she could play a mean game of Wiffle well into her 90's.  She is predeceased by her beloved husband Robert W. Carroll, a son-in-law Russell A. Fraser, three brothers Ritner, Warren and Fenton Guild, and a sister Doris Chamberlain.  Those left to treasure her memory include her daughter Lynn E. Fraser of West Hartford, Conn.; three grandchildren Suzanne Kelsey Shea and her husband Daniel of West Simsbury, Conn., Amanda Kelsey of West Hartford, Conn., and John Fraser and his wife Cari of Fairfax, Va.; her five adored great-grandchildren Patrick, John, Sydney, Samantha, and Sloan; sister-in-law Patricia Guild of South Dennis, Mass., as well as a host of nieces and nephews and their families.  Graveside services will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 11 a.m., at Tioga Point Cemetery, 803 North Main Street, Athens, Pa., 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 in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Memorial donations can be made in Ina's memory to: St. Labre Indian School, P.O. Box 216, 1000 Tongue River Road, Ashland, MT .  Sayre Morning Times – July 9, 2013

 

JOSEPH W. GUINANE, 81, of 50 Reel St., South Waverly, Pa., died on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Joe was born in South Waverly on April 21, 1924.  He was a son of James and Ellen O’Brian Guinane.  Joe graduated from Waverly High School in 1942 where he was active in athletics.  He was a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Army Air Force from 1943 to 1945.  He attained the rank of Staff Sgt.  While serving in the Pacific with the 5th Air Force, 380th Bomb Group, 528th squadron as a top turret gunner on a B-24 Liberator.  Joseph retired from G.T.E. after over 30 years of service.  He was an avid follower of all local athletics and especially loved his beloved University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish.  Joseph was a life-long member and communicant of St. John’s Evangelist.  Catholic Church in South Waverly.  He was a member of V.F.W. Post in Sayre, Loyal Order of the Moose in Waverly, Waverly American Legion, and a proud member of the IBEW, local #1637 union.  Joseph was also a loyal patron at Reese’s and Yanuzzi’s restaurants.  Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, James and Ellen, his brothers, Donald of South Waverly, Robert of Cleveland, Ohio, a sister Mary Harrigan Whiteway of York, Pa., and infant brothers James, John and Richard.  Uncles Richard and Tom, Aunts Katie, Minnie, Margaret, Agnes, and Josephine, cousin the Very Rev. Richard Downs of Albany, N.Y., Mary Ruth Vandenberg of Falls Church, Va., and Ralph and Dorothy Sutherland of South Waverly.  Joseph is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dawn, sons Kevin and his wife Sharon of Sayre, and Thomas and his wife Patricia of Sayre.  Grandchildren he adored, Patrick, Nicole, Molly and Daniel Guinane.  Cousins Mark Vandenburg from Maryland and Robert Sutherland of South Waverly, nephew Brian of Dillsburg, Pa., niece Maresa of Long Island.  There will be a gathering of family and friends on Friday, 25, 2005 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly St., Waverly, N.Y.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005 at 10 a.m. at St. John’s the Evangelist Catholic Church in South Waverly with Father Vincent Langan officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens with full military honors being accorded.  Mass cards will be available at the funeral.  The family will provide flowers.  Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Joseph’s name may do so to: The Epiphany School, Stevenson Street, Sayre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GWINN – Word has been received here of the death on June 19, 1961 of Dr. Clyde W. Gwinn, 81, of 609 S. Main St., Athens, PA. Dr. Gwinn was a former teacher at Mansfield State College and was also a retired clothing merchant of Athens. At the time of his death, he was supply pastor for several Athens area churches. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Gwinn and a daughter, Mrs. John C. Isele of Harrisburg; 5 grandchildren. Funeral was in Athens Presbyterian Church and burial in Tioga Point Cemetery.
 

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