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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


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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) 


HACKENBERRY –ILAH E. TOMLINSON, 99, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died Thursday, June 7, 2007, at the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA.  She was born on April 9, 1908, in Lewistown, PA, a daughter of Franklin C. and Anna Mae (Emery) Hackenberry.  Ilah was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield, PA, a life member of the Mansfield Hose Company and the Arnot Sportsmen’s Club.  She enjoyed raising children, her family, doing crafts and sewing.  Ilah is survived by her grandchildren, Shirley Welch, Kathy Phillips, Eva Mae “Sandy” Frost who was her caregiver, Ronald Tomlinson, Jr., Robin Tomlinson, Michael Tomlinson, Rusty Tomlinson, Joey Tomlinson and Mark Tomlinson; several great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; two sisters, Cora Ritter and Ann Harpster, both of Lewistown, PA.  Ilah was predeceased by her husband, Russell M. Tomlinson; two sons, Ronald R. Tomlinson and Richard LeRoy Tomlinson in 1996.  Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Charleston Twp., Wellsboro, PA with Pastor Steven C. Case officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mansfield Hose Company, 381 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.  Arrangements have been trusted to the Jacquelyn Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette 6/11/2007

 

HADLOCK William E. (Bill) Hadlock

age 81, of Waverly Street, Waverly, New York, died at his home Wednesday, December 14, 2011, after losing his battle with cancer.  Born January 19, 1930 in Athens, the son of (the late) George and Margaret Barton Hadlock. Bill served with the U.S. Army in Germany as a Military Policeman from 1948 to 1952. Before his retirement Bill was employed for many years with the Waverly Postal Service.  He is survived by his beloved wife, Rosemarie Valinch Hadlock of 58 years; brothers: George R. Hadlock of Elmira, New York, and Richard and Marilyn Hadlock of Wilawana, Pennsylvania; sisters: Susan Edger of Horseheads, New York and Doris Barton of Middleport, New York; and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by brothers: Frederick and Thomas Hadlock; and his special aunt and uncle, Doris and Morris Johnson. A special thanks to Hospice for all who help take care of Bill.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, December 17, 2011, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Bill's life will follow the visitation with the Rev. Martin Bovee honoring his memory at 11 a.m. A special tribute to Bill's life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lourdes Hospice, 169 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, New York 13905. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Sayre Morning Times – December 16, 2011

 

HAIGHT – LORENA F. BUSH, 73, of 101 Pitney St., South Waverly, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 1996, at the Heritage Nursing Home in Athens.  She was born Aug. 11, 1903, daughter of the late Arthur Haight and Ella Ferris Haight.  She was predeceased by her husband, George, in November 1977; by a sister, Irene Mullen; a brother Leon Haight, and one great-great-grandchild, Randy Benjamin.  She is survived by daughters Catherine Cobb of Chantilly, Va., and Arlene Harford of South Waverly; a daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Richard Coyle of South Waverly; one son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Jean Bush of Rome, N.Y., one brother, Carl Haight of Waverly; 18 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sayre, where she taught Sunday school classes and was a treasurer of the church for many years.  She attended Sayre schools.  She retired from Tioga General Hospital in 1976 after 15 years of service.  She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and her family was her life. Friends are invited to call at the Allgeier Blauvelt Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, on Tuesday, Dec. 17, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Walter H. Swetnam of the Athens First Presbyterian Church officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 221 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre.  –Towanda Daily Review.

Reuben Eugene HAIGHT.


Reuben E. Haight died at his home, 102 East Cooper Street, Athens, this morning of tuberculosis. He had been confined to his bed since early last winter. He was born at Mt. Lake, 41 years ago and had resided in Athens for the past seventeen years. He was employed in the Lehigh Valley shops at Sayre until the strike was called last July. Besides his widow he is survived by one brother, Russell Haight of Powell and his mother, Mrs. Augusta Haight of Athens. 1923

 

HAKES Alberta H. Hakes Rowe Parshall Ziats

86, formerly of East Athens, Pa. passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Bradford County Manor following an extended illness.  She was born on October 13, 1926 in New Albany, Pa., the daughter of (the late) Thomas and Mary Talada Hakes.  Alberta was an active member of the Athens Wesleyan Church. She was also active in the East Athens Community Center. Alberta will be remembered as being a faithful friend who visited those who were homebound and as a babysitter to many Valley children.  She is predeceased by her husbands’ Paul Rowe, Norris Parshall, and John Ziats; brothers Elmer Hakes, Charles Hakes, George Hakes, Ray Hakes, Floyd Hakes; and sister Kay Brewer.  Alberta is survived by her children: Keith Rowe of Sayre, Pa., Tom and Barbara Rowe of Pavilion, N.Y., and Cliff Parshall of Sayre, Pa.: stepchildren John and Peg Parshall of Athens, Pa., and James Parshall of Wilawana, Pa.; numerous grandchildren; sister Peggy Gleckner of Elmira, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Monday, February 4, 2013 from 11 a.m. – 12 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 12 p.m., with the Rev. David Larson from the Athens Wesleyan Church officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Alberta’s memory to the: Athens Wesleyan Church, R.D.#2, Box 352, Sayre, PA 18840 or the Bradford County Manor Activities Fund, RR#3, Box 322, Troy, PA 16947.  Sayre Morning Times – January 31, 2013

 

HAKES Floyd L. Hakes

79, of Beaver Dams, NY, died peacefully on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at home following an extended illness surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 24, 1933 in New Albany, PA the son of the late Thomas and Mary Talada Hakes. Floyd served during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Army as a Corporal E3. He worked 44 years at Anchor Glass, retiring in 1995. He loved to hunt and fish and he enjoyed junking cars with his sons. Floyd loved to travel. He is predeceased by his loving son Andy P. Hakes August 25, 2005, 4 brothers, 1 sister, and his dog Rover. Floyd is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Eleanor B. Hakes at home, children Ted L. (Trish) Hakes of FL, Kenneth A. Hakes of Beaver Dams, NY, Raymond T. (Margorie) Hakes of Breesport, NY, Wendy M. (Roger) Youmans of Beaver Dams, NY, grandchildren Ted, Jr., Shannon, Andy, Jr., Jackie, Jessica, Rachel, Alyssa, Nathan, Stacey, Kelvin, Starr, Duane, several great-grandchildren, sisters Margaret Gleckner and Alberta Ziats, several nieces and nephews, and his cat Mowmow. Tremendous Thanks to special friend and neighbors Kim and Curt Smith. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 1pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Floyd's memory to: The American Cancer Society , 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.   Star Gazette – December 1, 2012

 

HAKES Violet M. MacNeal, 83, of 114 Draper St., Sayre, died Monday, June 10, 1991 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington.  Born in New Albany on Oct. 27, 1907, she was the daughter of Thomas and Myrtie Wayman Hakes.   Mrs. MacNeal worked as a homemaker, and was a member of the St. John Catholic Church, South Waverly.   She was predeceased by her husband, Paul in 1974; a daughter Lois Stork and a son Michael MacNeal.   Mrs. MacNeal is survived by three daughters; Ann Bond of Jacksonville, Fla., Helen Tracy of Sayre and Jan Vallilee of Waverly; a brother, William Hakes of Waverly; 16 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Allegier and Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly St., Waverly, Thursday at 11 a.m.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.  The Evening Times 11 Jun 1991.

HALL -  MACAFEE Mrs. Anna-daughter of the late Mrs. Mary Blakesley and a one-time resident of Troy, died Friday, February 17, 1950, in her home in Athens, She was 76 years old, the widow of George MacAfee and had been ill for some time. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Leslie Holcombe, Rhinebeck, NY and Mrs. Ray Champion, Athens. Also surviving are two sisters: Mrs. Evelyn Caldwell, Mountain Lake and Mrs. Mary Griswold, Rhinebeck. Funeral and burial were in Athens Tuesday.

HALL - Eloise H. “Blondie” Owen, 85, of Sayre, Pa., died Friday, Sept. 4, 2009 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  Born Aug. 17, 1924 in Sayre, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Hartley J. Hall and Louise LEGG Hall.  Eloise was a graduate of Sayre High School, Class of 1942. Following her graduation from high school she enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps during WWII.  Eloise married Robert M. Owen in 1951, and later moved to Connecticut in the 1950’s. After Robert’s death in 1976 Eloise moved to Florida for a short period, returning to the Valley in the early 1980’s.  When she moved back to Sayre, Eloise was employed by Brotan’s on Desmond Street for many years until its closing.  She was a member of the Church of the Redeemer, Sayre and it’s St. Mary’s Guild. Eloise was a member of Skiff-Bower V.F.W. Post No. 1536, Sayre and the former Loyal Order of Moose in Waverly, N.Y.  She is survived by her daughters, Conni O. Digby  of Dewitt, Va., Shelley Hedum and her husband, Gary of Dania, Fla.; her grandchildren, Jennie Lynn Rollinson and her husband, Billy Hicks, Kyle Rollinson, Courtney Rollinson, and Dylan Rollinson; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews including a special niece, Donna Nocchi of South Waverly, Pa.; her cousin, Virginia Hand of Waverly, N.Y.; and her beloved Putter.  In addition to her parents and husband, Eloise was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Scott T. Digby.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009 at  2  p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa., with Mr. David Buchmann of His Majesty’s Fellowship, Athens, Pa., officiating.  The family will receive friends Wednesday from  1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa., with the Valley Color Guard according military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave. Williamsport, PA 17701 in Eloise H. Owen’s memory.   Sayre Morning Times 9/8/2009.

 

HALL Martha Rosellen Hall Adams

born December 20, 1924 to Joseph Parker Hall and Cora Mae Rinebold Hall of Towanda, PA, went home to be with the Lord and her loved-ones who have preceded her, at 10:15am on Friday, September 28th, 2012.  Martha worked at the Robert Packer Hospital for over 30 years as a Ward Unit Clerk. After her retirement from the hospital, Martha went to work at Tom Thumb Nursery taking care of infants. She considered them to be her children, loving every one beyond measure. Martha was a Sergeant on the Watkins Glen Race Track Police  "Traffic Control Unit" in the 1950's and early 1960's and was also a 50-year member of the South Waverly Fire Police.  Martha was preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband, Robert Andrew Adams, son William "Billy Joe" Joseph Adams, sisters Ruby Adeline Kinney Wolcott, Julia Mae Havens, Esther Marie Parks, and Lola Louise McConnell, and brothers Ralph Kinney, John Parker Hall Jr., and Harold Lawrence Hall. Martha is survived by her son Frank M. Evans and his wife Sally D. Springer Evans, daughter Diana Lee Adams Ennis and her husband Joseph Ennis, as well as grandchildren Amy, Holley, Wendy Jo, Jody, Andrew, Russell, and Jeffery, many loving great-grandchildren, and great, great-grandchildren.  Martha will be greatly missed by not only her family but all of those she touched throughout her life.  A family celebration of Martha's life will be held Thursday at 11 am, October 4, 2012 with a graveside service at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania, Lot# 8, Plummer Street. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to one’s favorite charity.      Sayre Morning Times – October 1, 2012

 

HANCOCK - J. Eunice Jobe, 86, of Sayre, Pa., died Saturday, April 12, 2008, at Elderwood at Tioga Nursing Facility following an extended illness. Born April 17, 1921, in Athens, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John and Anna Lowe Hancock. Eunice was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church, Tioga Point D.A.R and Fort Sullivan Post 246 American Legion. She was employed by Ingersoll-Rand Athens as a clerk from 1941 to 1982. She was predeceased by her husband, Merton. She is survived by numerous cousins and a special friend, Nellie Bunn. Family and friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Martin Bovee of the Athens United Methodist Church Officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the Athens United Methodist Church, Project Renewal, 118 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. 18810. - Towanda Daily Review, 14 April 2008

HANCOCK –JANICE M. ORSHAL, 61 of 765 S. Main St., Athens died Sunday, March 3, 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born Dec. 15, 1940 in Sayre, the daughter of the late Mattie Mansfield, she married the late George Orshal on May 28, 1960.  She was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church.  She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Christopher and holly Orshal of Chemung, N.Y. and Allen and Cathy Orshal of Athens Township; two grandchildren, Mitchell and Kirston Orshal; a sister, Scherry “Dawn” Swingle of LeRaysville; one brother-in-law, Timothy Zimmer of South Waverly, Pa. and numerous nieces and nephews.  Janice was predeceased by her husband, George in 1983; a daughter, Penny Eileen in 1972; her mother in 1974; her twin sister, Janet Zimmer in 1993, a sister, Alice Fiege in 1972; her brothers, Robert Hancock in 1981 and William Hancock and Charles Spencer and a brother-in-law, Donald Orshal.  Family and friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Thursday at 1 p.m. with her pastor, the Rev. Donald Anderson officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, Kirby Heath Center Annex, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. or to a charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review

DONALD HANYEN, 75, of Milan died unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004.  Born May 19, 1929 in Sayre, he was a son of John and Daisy Talada Hanyen.   Mr. Hanyen was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and especially loved his dogs Lady and Howey. Donald was a loving father, grandfather,great-grandfather and a great story teller.  He was predeceased by his wife, the former Mary J.(Burbank) Hanyen, in 2002; a son-in-law, Stephen T. Morgan, Sr., in 1995; and a sister, Pauline Savona.  He is survived by: a daughter, Donna Morgan of Milan; son John Hanyen of Milan;  daughter and son-in-law, Connie Sue and Jeff Chandler of Candor, N.Y.; his grandchildren, (Anonymous) and Jimmy Fitzgerald of Central Kentucky, Stacey and Claude King of Elmira, N.Y., Stephen Morgan Jr. of Milan, Brenda Morgan of Kentucky and Tyler Chandler of Candor; three great-grandchildren; Jordan and Curtis Grant of Elmira, NY and Donald James "DJ" Leon Fitzgerald of Central Ky, and two brothers, Leroy Hanyen of Athens and Jacob Hanyen of Spiro, Ok. Family and friends may call the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St. Athens, on Wednesday, Dec. 29, from 4 to 5 p.m.   Funeral and committal will follow at 5 p.m. with Deacon Jimmy Fitzgerald officiating.  Burial will take place in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  This is corrected information regarding Grandpa's obituary.  (Anonymous)

 

HANYEN Connie Sue Chandler

When someone you love becomes a memory….the memory becomes a treasure. Connie Sue Chandler, 46, of Circle Drive, Vestal, N.Y., and formerly of E. Smithfield, Pa., and Candor, N.Y., entered new life on Monday, March 14, 2011 following a brief period of declining health.  Connie was born on February 5, 1965 in Waverly, N.Y., a daughter of the late Donald and Mary (Burbank) Hanyen. She was a 1983 graduate of Sayre High School. Connie was a former employee of HADCO in Owego and a volunteer at the Vestal Senior Center.  She is survived by her son Tyler Chandler of Waverly; sister and brother-in-law Donna and George Smith of Towanda, Pa.; brother John Hanyen of Waverly, N.Y.; her companion Charles “Buzzy” Williams; his parents Charles and Margaret Williams all of Vestal, N.Y.; Connie’s nieces and nephews Tina, Stacey, Stephen and Brenda.  Family and friends are invited to attend graveside services on Friday, March 18 at 11 a.m. at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Memories and condolences for Connie’s family may be shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the activities fund at Vestal Senior Center, 201 Main Street, Vestal, New York 13850 in loving memory of Connie Sue Chandler.  Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.   Sayre Morning Times – March 17, 2011

 

HARBST –MARY K. KRAUSE, 70, of Athens, Pa., died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 19, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Born Nov. 10, 1936, in Sayre, Pa., Mary was the daughter of Marie Harbst and the late Paul Harbst Sr.  Mary was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who was devoted to her family.  She was an active member of The Waverly First Baptist Church and a deacon there for six years.  She enjoyed gardening and crocheting.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.  She was predeceased by her sisters Alice Mae Platt, Jean Reynolds and Marion Henry.  Mary is survived by her husband of 52 years, Samuel E. Krause; her mother, Marie Harbst; her six children and their spouses, Robin and Les Stranger, Kathy and Robert Sluyter, Samuel Krause Jr., Sandra and Jeff Quinn, David P. and Angie Krause, and Eleanor Krause; 14 grandchildren, Kelly Jerome and boyfriend Mark Wolfanger, Kimberly and Scott Delozier, Karen and Andy Shipman, Jennifer Stranger, Jason Sluyter, Jeremy Sluyter and girlfriend Tara Maurer, Justin Sluyter, Doug and Crystal Quinn, Jamie Quinn and fiancé Jim Blauvelt, Stacy and Collin Kenyon, Christy Quinn and David R. Krause; 12 great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Delozier, Isabella Delozier, Lynden Shipman, Rylee Sluyter, Nate Quinn, Braden Quinn, Quinn Kenyon, Jordyn Quinn, Tristin Quinn, Michelle Krause, Jasmine Krause and Danielle Krause; her brothers and their spouses, Tom Harbst, Paul and Gracie Harbst, Daniel and Sheila Harbst, John and Donna Harbst, Charles and Judy Harbst, Joseph and Vivian Harbst, and James (Kelly) and Mary Ann Harbst; and her sisters and their spouses Nancy and Larry Yost and Peg Ann and Wilmer Chilson.  Family and friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Monday, July 23, at the Waverly First Baptist Church, Lincoln Avenue and Tioga Street, Waverly, N.Y.  Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m., with Pastor Steven Reynolds officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc.  –Towanda Daily Review 7/21/2007

 

HARDING - Doris E. Harding Smith, longtime resident of Athens, went home to be with her Lord Sunday morning, April 13, 2008 at her home, following a short illness, surrounded by family. Born Jan. 23, 1916, she was the daughter of the late William and Bessie Shores Harding. She was a graduate of Athens High School and worked as a seamstress for Blue Swan Mills in Sayre. She loved her garden, flowers, birds and sewing. She was a member of the fourth ward election board and a faithful voter for 50 years. Doris was a longtime member of Sayre Christian Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years and was an elder. She was also a member of the Rebecca Lodge in Sayre. In addition to her parents Doris was preceded in death by: her husband, Henry L. Smith; her brothers, Charles and Harold Harding; and sisters Florence Lee and Vera Thresher. She is survived by: three sons, John (Cathy) Smith of New Albany, Ronald (Valerie) Smith of Waverly, and Jim Smith and Jill Manzer; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A time for gathering with family and friends will be held Tuesday, April 15, 2008 from 4-6 p.m. at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly. The Rev. James Donahoo will be honoring her memory following the visitation at 6 p.m. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial contributions may be sent to Sayre Christian Church, 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre, PA 18840. - Sayre Morning Times, 14 April 2008

 

HARDING Spencer Allen “Spence” Harding

65, of Waverly, N.Y. formerly of Wildwood, Sayre, Pa., died Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at his home.  “Spence”, as he was known by his family and friends, was born in Sayre on January 28, 1947 the son of the late Spencer Albert Harding and Mary Sperduti Harding. He was a graduate of Athens High School class of 1964 and subsequently became employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad in Sayre. Spence was a veteran of the Viet Nam War having served in the U.S. Air Force from March 30, 1966 to December 18, 1969. Following completion of his military service, Spence returned home to Sayre to work at the Lehigh Valley Railroad, which later became GE Rail Car, until his retirement in April of 2009.  Spence loved operating his air boat on the river near his former home at Wildwood. He enjoyed classic cars, dogs, gardening, hunting, fishing and having coffee daily with his friends. He will be fondly remembered by his family and friends for his outgoing congenial personality and will be deeply missed.  He is survived by his life-long companion, April Knox of Waverly, special granddaughter, Emily, sisters, Mary Elizabeth “Bette” (Thomas) Holbert of Rome, Pa., Eloise Congdon and Lee Ripley of Sayre, Patricia (Joseph) Miles of Manheim, Pa., and Kathleen (Michael) Juda of Manheim, Pa., a special aunt, Rose Costello of Sayre several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and his constant canine companion, Lady.  The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home 314 Desmond St. Sayre, Pa. Amass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at the Epiphany parish, S. Elmer Ave. Sayre, Pa. Interment will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa., with the Valley Color Guard according full military honors.   The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, N.Y. 14892 in Spencer Allen Harding’s memory.   Sayre Morning Times – October 4, 2012

 

HARKNESS Robert Lester "Bob" Harkness

89, of Winston-Salem, N.C. died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.  Bob was born in Springfield, Bradford County, Pa., on March 10, 1924, the son of the late Manley and Catherine Gates Harkness.  Bob was a member of Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem and was a member of Salem Masonic Lodge #289. Bob proudly served our country in WWII as a sergeant in the United States Army.  He graduated from Bliss Electrical School which is now the University of Maryland. Bob retired from IBM with 35 years of service.  After retirement, Bob volunteered graciously with Forsyth Medical Center for 27 years as a greeter along with volunteering at Crisis Control Ministries in Winston-Salem. Bob and Marjorie enjoyed many years of traveling with the Holiday Rambler RV Club of which he was a former NC State Club President.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Marjorie Jean Krotzer Harkness on July 25, 2008.  He is survived by his daughter, Jean Morelli and husband Norm of Carolina Shores, N.C.; son, Gale Harkness and wife Joyce of Winston-Salem; two grandchildren, Nicole H. Gericke of East Bend and Todd Harkness of Lantana, Texas; three step-grandchildren, Stephen Morelli, Celeste Morelli and Cyndi Morelli; four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Marilyn Wheeler of Pleasant Gap, Pa., and four nephews. A graveside service will be held Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, Pa. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Andrews Presbyterian Memorial Fund, 357 Old Hollow Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27105, Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Ln., Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or Crisis Control Ministry, 200 East Tenth St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101.  Sayre Morning Times – September 11, 2011

 

HARRIS - Arlene Wheeler, 77, of Athens, Pa., died on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at Robert Packer Hospital surrounded by her family.  Born July 13, 1931 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Mark and Hazel Johnson Harris.  She loved her family, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and they were all very special to her. She was a graduate of the Athens Area High School Class of 1949 and was employed for years at Chacona’s Restaurant in Sayre, Lehigh Tavern in Sayre, and Pine Bar in Athens.  She is predeceased by her son Fred Donald Wheeler, and brother Robert Mark Harris.  Arlene is survived by her husband Fred Wheeler of Athens, Pa.; children Linda Wheeler (James Carney) of Milan, Pa., Mary Heeman of Whitney Point, N.Y., Theresa Wheeler (Reddy Wright) of Athens, Pa., and Robert Wheeler of Sayre, Pa.; sisters Helen (Harold) Wakely of East Smithfield, Pa., Jean Bowman of Waverly, N.Y., Pearl Strange of Sayre, Pa., Mary Smith of Athens, Pa., and Joyce (Ron) Geiger of Litchfield, Pa.; grandchildren Michelle Blair, Rebecca Wheeler, Alisa (Bradford) Chilson, Tiffany Barton, Scott (Carlita) Heeman, George Heeman, Jr., Tammy (Paul) Cornish, and Cherrie (Jeff) Heffron; 17 great-grandchildren, and special care giver Steve Johnston.  Friends and family may call on Monday, April 13, 2009 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday April 14, 2009 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA.  Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. William Wells officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Arlene’s memory to: Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 or Guthrie Hospice, R.R 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.  Submitted by Reva Wagner.  Sayre Morning Times 9 April 2009.

HARRIS - Jennie (Veda) Ambs, 85, of 510 N. Main St., Athens, died Tuesday at the Wheaton Rest Home, Warren Center.  Born May 5, 1895 in E. Smithfield, she was the daughter of the late Howard Bertram Harris and Lizzie Kellogg Harris.  Mrs. Ambs was employed as an examiner for the Blue Swan in Sayre from the early 1940's until her retirement in the mid 1960's.  Mrs. Ambs first husband, Leslie Bradley, died in 1947.  She later married William Ambs who died in the early 1960's. She was a member of the Sayre United Methodist Church and a past member of the Sayre American Legion.   She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Mary Strickland of Monroeton, Mrs. Wesley ( Marie) Miller of Sayre, Mrs. Lulu Sink Perry of Ulster and Mrs. Richard ( Bertie) Verstreate of Athens; one son, Raymond J. Bradley of Columbia Cross Roads.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sylvia Crocker, and a son, John Leslie Bradley.  Twenty-three grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the Allgeier and Blauvelt Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave.,  Sayre  on Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Schuster, pastor of the Sayre United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Carroll Brentlinger,  pastor of the N. Rome Wesleyan Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.

EUGENE K. HARRIS of Milan died Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, with his family at his side.  Eugene was the son of Guy Edgar and Ethel Kingsley Harris.  He was born July 3, 1919 and lived in the East Smithfield area all of his life.  He graduated from East Smithfield High School in 1937.  He then attended and graduated from Alfred State with a degree in dairy science in 1939.  He was then employed by Alfred as farm foreman for six years.  In 1945 Eugene purchased a farm in East Smithfield and named it “Sunset Ridge.”  In July of 1945, he married his high school friend and sweetheart, Alice Keeler.  Together they enjoyed 51 years of marriage before her death in 1996.  They had two children, Brian and Sylvia.  Eugene was a very active Jersey farmer in county as well as state activities.  He was also a 4-H leader, a member of the Grange, Extension Cooperator of the Year, 31st Degree Mason, Gideon member and member of the East Smithfield Methodist Church.  In the church, he was an active member on the church board, choir and supported any activity with his time and money.  In 1999, the church honored him with a special day.  The Troy Fair Dairy Show was dedicated to Eugene in 2001.    All of his activities were centered around his love of family and education.  He was very proud that five of his grandchildren had graduated from college and two are enrolled at this time.  He was an avid reader and enjoyed rides in his golf cart around the farm when he was no longer able to drive the car.  Everyone will remember the strength he showed on his recovery from Guillian Barre in 1998, which temporarily left him unable to move.  His great determination paid off as he learned to walk again.  This did not slow him down and he traveled to Lancaster many times as well as numerous weddings and graduations of the grandchildren.  He was a common sight at the Troy Fair cattle shows, checking his catalog.  The love of the garden which he shared with his wife was shared with others in the forms of vegetables or a bouquet from the many flowers he grew.  He had an appreciation for all of nature.  He is survived by: his daughter, Sylvia Murphy and her husband Malcolm; a son, Brian and his wife Laurie of Milan; grandchildren, Teresa and Michael Barickman of Meadville, Pa., Annette and Matthew Winkel of Titusville, N.J., Eileen and Brian Warburton of Sullivan County, Sasha of Groton, Conn., Seth of Penn State and Aaron Harris of Milan, in addition to Todd and Troy Patterson.  He is also survived by a brother, Harland, of Milan and was anxiously awaiting the birth of a great-grandchild any day.  He also had five nieces and many great-nieces and nephews.    He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Alice, brother-in-law, Dr. Hugh Keeler and sister-in-law, Geraldine Keeler.  Friends may call Thursday, March 4, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the J. E. Lowery funeral Home, 225 S. Main Street, Athens.  Funeral services will be held Friday, March 5, at 11 a.m. at the East Smithfield United Methodist Church with the Rev. William Lusk officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  The family will provide the flowers and suggests any memorials be sent to the East Smithfield United Methodist Church.  –Towanda Daily Review.

R. PAUL HARRIS, 84, of 6601 Bernadean Blvd, Punta Gorda, Fla., formerly of the Valley, died Monday, Oct. 31, 1994, in Port Charlotte, Fla.  Born in Sayre, Oct. 25, 1910, the son of Dwight and Bessie Morse Harris, Mr. Harris owned and operated a decorating store and Harris Apartments on Elmira Street in Sayre for a number of years.  He was a member of the Punta Gorda Presbyterian Church, United Commercial Travelers of Elmira, B.P.O.E. No. 1148 of Sayre, Peace River Grange No. 185 of Punta Gorda and Pine Acres Association of Punta Gorda.  He was a musician in the Valley area for many years.  He is survived by his wife, Gertrude, at home; daughters, Betsy Dunfee of Vestal, N.Y., and Phyllis Depue of Brandon, Fla.; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandsons.  A memorial service will be held at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa., on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1994, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Matthew Richardson will officiate.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.

HARTWICK - Edward F. Hartwick, 95, of Athens, Pa., died peacefully at home on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007. Born June 22, 1912, in Scranton, Pa., he was the son of the late Harry S. and Mims J. Malburg Hartwick. Edward was a past member of the Diahoga Grange 1951, Athens, and a member of the Litchfield United Methodist Church. Edward enjoyed spending his free time working on his house, gardening and spending time with his dog. He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Fern Bryant Hartwick; his sister and brother-in-law, Jean and John Pyott II; and his nephew, John Pyott III. He is survived by his children, Jean H and Stewart King of Kissimmee, Fla., Peter F. and Mary Etta Hartwick of Candler, N.C., John E. and Brenda Hartwick of Ulster, Pa., and Mark A. and Kathy Hartwick of Sayre; and 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Friends and family may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Jeffrey Wilkinson, hospice chaplain, officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Guthrie Hospice, RR1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. 18848, or the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, Pa. 18850.  Published in the Daily Review on 8/6/2007.

HASTINGS FRED B
Wellsboro Gazette - October 4, 1934
Wellsboro friends learned this week of the death August 24th at Waverly, N. Y. , of Fred B. Hastings, 63, a native of Kennedy, and former resident of this vicinity.  Mr. Hastings was buried at Tioga Point Cemetery, at Athens, August 27.  His widow, a daughter, Mrs. Anna Loux, and three sons - Leonard and Gerould, of Waverly, and Louis, of Los Angeles, survive.  Fred B. Hastings was the son of the late Louis and Ann Augusta Hastings, of Kennedy, Delmar township.  For 35 years he had been employed by Prudential Insurance Company, and regarded as one of the ablest men in the company.

ARCHIE C. HATCH age 81 of Walker Hill Road, Waverly died Saturday, April 2, 2005 at his home.  Born November 26, 1923 in Waverly, NY, the son of the late Mildred Steele and Millard Hatch.  Friends and family are invited to call Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, NY.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the Luckner Funeral home, Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at 1 p.m. with the Reverend Bryan Kaine officiating.  Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  The family will provide flowers.  Those wishing may direct memorial donations in Archie’s name to the charity of their choice.  –Towanda Daily Review

HARVEY –PHYLLIS E. FORREST, 81, of RR 2 Box 358, Ulster, died Saturday July 7, 2001, at home after an extended illness.  She was born May 10, 1920, in Sayre, the daughter of Leo and Hazel Wickham Harvey.  She was formerly employed as a seamstress by the Blue Swan Mills, Sayre.  She was a loving mother and grandmother to many.  She is survived by her children and their spouses, Margaret and Joseph Platt of Milan, Loren and Rosemary Forrest of Ulster, Charles and Kathleen Forrest of Ulster, Larry and Connie Forrest of Towanda; 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; sister, Donna Wolfe of Seminole, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Loren Forrest, Aug. 9, 1999, son, Glen in 1981, and daughter-in-law, Roberta Forrest in 1970.  Family and friends may call Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial Donations may be made to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, PA.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ARTHUR L. ‘ART’ HATCH, 81, of Sayre, Pa., died unexpectedly Thursday, March 17, 2005, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born Jan. 1, 1925, in Groton, N.Y., he was the son of Lloyd and Beatrice Hatch.  Art was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church.  He enjoyed bowling, sports and doing carpentry work.  Art was an avid race car fan and enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Art was predeceased by his sisters, Evelyn Simpson and Helen Atkins.  Art is survived by his wife of 29, Patricia, at home, his children, Deb and Jim Lamb of Wellsburg, N.Y., Richard Spencer of Virginia, Cathy Spencer of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Michael and Patty Spencer of Athens, Pa.; grandchildren, Jamie and Jodi Woodard of North Carolina, Michele and Ron Updyke of Elmira, N.Y., and Curtis, Ashley and Michael Spencer, all of Athens, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Gaige and Sydney Woodard both of North Carolina; sisters, Marty Romanek and Bernice Atkins.  Family and friends may call Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at the Athens United Methodist Church from noon to 2 p.m.  Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Donald Anderson officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Art’s name to the Athens United Methodist Church, 118 S. Main St., Athens, Pa.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

HAUSKNECHT Margaret J. Murray

beloved mother and grandmother, 91, of Sayre, Pa., died on October 14, 2011.  Margaret was a nurses’ aide at Bradford County Manor for 15 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of the Sayre Christian Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be missed by her grandchildren who loved her dearly.   She is predeceased by her parents Fred and Pluma Heverly Hausknecht, daughters Ann and Marcia Murray, granddaughter Denise Darpino, four sisters, and five brothers.  Margaret is survived by her daughter Georgia Murray, two grandchildren Dawn (Robert) Wendland of Endicott and Tom (Deborah) Darpino of Newark Valley, three great-grandchildren Samantha, Jessica, and Vincent Darpino, sisters-in-law Mary Hausknecht, Helen Knott, Alice Dann, and Pauline Allen, and many nieces, and nephews.  Agraveside service will be held on Monday, October 17, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Tioga Point Cemetery, 803 North Main Street, Athens, Pa., with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Athens, Pa.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed in memory of Margaret to: Sayre Christian Church, 427 South Keystone Avenue, Sayre, PA 18840.  Star Gazette – October 15, 2011

 

HAVENS Gordon W. Havens

84, of Athens, Pa. died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 at home with his family by his side following an extended illness.  He was born on Nov. 11, 1927 in Athens, Pa., the son of the late J. Wesley and Evangeline Loomis Havens.  Gordon was a member of the Athens First United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of Athens Area High School and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. A former Athens business man, he owned and operated Havens Fuel Company. Gordon was a charter member of the Penny Promenaders, past president of the Athens Rotary Club, past member of the Sayre- Athens Lions Club, member of the Southern Tier Wheelers, member of the Tom Jack Campers, and a member of the F&A.M. Rural Amity Lodge. He was a previous Cub Master of Pack 1, Athens.  He is predeceased by his sons David and Dean Havens.  Gordon is survived by his wife of 60 years, Laura Belle Harter Havens at home; children Howard and Dawn Havens of State College, Pa., Charla and Terry Keffer of Greensburg, Pa., Bruce Havens of Allentown, Pa., Gary and Marj Havens of Catonsville, Md., Mark and Lori Havens of Athens, Pa., and Beth and Anthony Maio of Syracuse, N.Y.; and grandchildren Nichelle (Mark) Strzepek, Brandon Havens, Jessica Keffer and Nathan (Erin) Keffer, Cedric, Kelsey and Kimbrey Havens, Chris Havens, Anita (Mike) Shay, Eric (Heather) Arcesi, and Bailey, Blaise, and Zachary Maio.  Friends and family may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 and noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Martin Bovee officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in Gordon's memory to: Athens Tioga Point Museum and Spaulding Memorial Library, 724 South Main Street, Athens, PA 18810.  Towanda Daily Review – January 3, 2012

 

HAVENS Grace E. Wright

74, of Athens, Pa., died on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at home following an extended illness. She was born on Aug. 4, 1936 in Owego, N.Y. a daughter of the late Charles and Anna DePew Havens. Grace resided in Waverly, N.Y. and graduated from Waverly High School in 1953. She then met and married her beloved husband Edward Wright, Jr. and moved to Athens, Pa. Grace loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandson. Grace was employed as a switchboard operator at the Robert Packer Hospital, retiring in 1995. She enjoyed her flowers, watching and feeding the birds, especially hummingbirds, and she loved knitting, crocheting, and canning.  She is predeceased by her husband Edward Wright, Jr., 1986, and her sister Helen Mullen.  Grace is survived by her four children: Charles (Cathy) Wright of Camp Hill, Pa., Don (Maureen) Wright of Athens, Pa., Linda (Joe) Chaffee of Towanda, Pa., and Lisa (Bob) Elston of Sayre, Pa.; she leaves nine grandchildren: Anna-Kate and Christopher Wright, Brian, Jeffrey, and Mark Wright, Vicknia and Vanessa Chaffee, and Scott and Mike Elston; one great-grandson: Austin Bump; sister: Jean Arnold of Barton, N.Y.; and brother: John Havens of Waverly, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call from 9 to 11 a.m. on Monday, March 14 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Jeffrey Wilkinson officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Grace's memory to the: Guthrie Hospice, R.R. No. 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA. Att.: Clinical Coordinator.  Towanda Daily Review – March 11, 2011

 

HAVENS  Helen R. MULLEN, 65, of RR 1 Athens went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 20, 2003.  Born April 9, 1938 in Owego, N.Y., she was the daughter of Charles and Anna DEPEW HAVENS.  She graduated from Waverly High School in 1957.  She was married to her husband, James, just short of 45 years.  She was employed by Athens Township for 20 years. Helen enjoyed gardening, camping, bird watching and needlework and loved being with her family and grandchildren. Her warmth and giving nature touched the lives and hearts of those who met her.  She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Athens, where she was a Sunday school teacher and an Awana leader.  She is survived by: her loving husband, James, at home; five children, James Jr. and Jeryl MULLEN of Sayre, Ruth and Cliff CASTERLINE of Athens Township, Gerald and Susan MULLEN of Abilene, Texas, Sue and Dale WILSON of Tucson, Ariz., and Diane and Rocky COVEY of Monroeton; 10 grandchildren, Daran, Kylie and Ryan MULLEN, L.J. and Emily CASTERLINE, Aubrey MULLEN, Derek WILSON, Elijah and Brighton COVEY and Summer CASTERLINE. She is also survived by her sisters, Jean ARNOLD of Barton, N.Y., and Grace WRIGHT of Athens Township; a brother, John HAVENS of Waverly, N.Y.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family and friends may call Tuesday, April 22 from 2-4 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral and committal services will follow Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the funeral home with her pastor, the Rev. Paul BARRETT, officiating.  At Helen's request, in lieu of flowers, a memorial be made in her name to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens

HAVENS –HELEN R. MULLEN, 65, of Athens RR 1 went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 20, 2003.  Born April 9, 1938, in Owego, N.Y., the daughter of Charles and Anna Depew Havens, she graduated from Waverly High School in 1957.  She was married to her husband, James, just short of 45 years.  She was employed by Athens Township for 20 years.  Helen enjoyed gardening, camping, bird watching and needlework and loved being with her family and grandchildren.  Her warmth and giving nature touched the lives and hearts of those who met her.  She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Athens; a Sunday school teacher, and an Awana leader.  She is survived by her loving husband, James at home; five children, James Jr. and Jeryl Mullein of Sayre, Ruth and Cliff Casterline of Athens Township, Gerald and Susan Mullen of Abilene, Texas, Sue and Dale Wilson of Tucson, Ariz., and Diane and Rocky Covey of Monroeton; and 10 grandchildren, Daran, Kylie and Ryan Mullen, L.J. and Emily Casterline, Aubrey Mullen, Derek Wilson, Elijah and Brighton Covey, and Summer Casterline.  She is also survived by her sisters, Jean Arnold of Barton, N.Y. and Grace Wright of Athens Township; a brother John Havens of Waverly and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family and friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral and committal services will follow at the funeral home at 4 p.m. with her pastor, the Rev. Paul Barrett, officiating.  It was Helen’s request that in lieu of flowers a memorial be made in her name to Guthrie Hospice, RR1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  –Towanda Daily Review.

HAVENS –LINDA E. HAVENS ELLSWORTH, 50, of 15975 O’Brien Road, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, formerly of the Valley, died Monday, Aug. 25, 1997 at her home.  Born Jan. 18, 1947 in Athens, she was the daughter of John and Elaine Edsall Havens.  She attended Athens schools and graduated from Buena High School in Sierra Vista, Ariz.  She was secretary for the chamber of commerce in Sierra Vista and worked for the Community Hospital there.  She then moved to Maryland and worked as a Civil Service employee and joined the Naval Reserves.  After her retirement, she moved to Mt. Vernon.  She is survived by: her husband, William, of Mt. Vernon; daughters and sons-in-law, Christine Pearce and Charles Collier and Deborah Pearce and Glenn Harshman of Alexandria, Va.; her mother, of Sierra Vista; sisters, Shirley Wolfe of Syracuse, Dawn Alliger of Waverly, Judith Ford of Tucson, Ariz., and Carolyn Griffith, Cindy Basinger and Robin Jones, all of Sierra Vista; a brother, Carlton Havens of Sierra Vista; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mrs. Ellsworth was predeceased by her father, in 1993.  Friends may call Friday from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from noon-2 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Wilmot Mather officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorials may be directed to a charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review.

HAWTHORNE , Vera L. Hawthorne, 62, of Elmira St., Sayre, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Born Dec. 18, 1940 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of George and Marguerite Gill Thompson. She attended school in the Martha Lloyd School in Troy and worked at Penn-York Opportunities prior to getting married. Vera was a life member of Post #6072 Asylum Township V.F.W.. She was predeceased by her brothers, Robert Thompson, Frank Duane Thompson, Francis Wallace Thompson, Ronald Richard Thompson and her sister, Marguerite Annabell Cook.  She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Gordon at home; her brothers, James Lester Thompson of Gardner, Pa., Merle George Thompson of Mansfield, George Lester Thompson, Jr. of Winter Haven, Fla., Jack Lee Thompson of Bellefonte, Pa., John Charles Thompson and Donald Keith Thompson; sisters, Elizabeth Carolyn Smith of Hornell, N.Y., Anna Mae Thompson of Mansfield, and Debra Kay Hough; two aunts; and several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003, from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Vincent Langan, pastor of St. John's Catholic Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens

LLEWELLYN M. “BUD” HAXTON, 63, Milan RD 1, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 1986.  He was born in East Troy Oct. 17, 1922 the son of Milton and Dorothy Page Haxton.  He has been a resident of the Valley most of his life.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving in Germany. He was employed in the receiving department of Ingersoll-Rand in Athens at the time of his death and had worked there for a total of 45 years.  He was member of the Sayre VFW and the American Legion Post 42 in Towanda.  He is survived by his wife, Florence at home; two sons, Lawrence, of Athens RD 1, and Thomas, of Sayre RD 2; two daughters, Donna Smith of Waverly, and Cynthia Haxton, St. Petersburg, Fla.; five grandsons and five granddaughters.  His mother Dorothy Haxton, of Canton, is surviving, as well as three sisters, Mrs. Charles (Virginia) Morgan, of Canton, Mrs. Mason (Phyllis) Deidleman, of Sayre, and Mrs. John (Sally) Santosuso, of Heightstown, N.J., and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends may call at the Christian Life Church in Waverly Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held there Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Curt Carter, assisted by the Rev. David Wilkerson officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens.  Memorials may be directed to the Christian Life Church or the Valley Full Gospel Tabernacle.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens.  –Towanda Daily Review.

HAXTON –PHYLLIS J. BEIDLEMAN, 74, Sayre, PA died March 23, 2004 at the Robert Packer Hospital after a short illness.  Born July 29, 1929 in Canton, the daughter of Milton and Dorothy Page Haxton, she was a graduate of Athens High School.  In her early days she worked for the Weller Theater in Athens and the Brownbilt Shoe Store in Sayre.  She did private home health care in the Valley.  She was a member of the first Baptist Church of Sayre and the East Smithfield Old Timers Club.  She was also a member of the Maine, NY Old Timers Club.  Surviving are her children; Tina and Robert Talada, Lockwood, NY; Brent and Carol Beidleman, Athens; Sherry and Donald Silvia, Delray Beach, FL; Judy and William Van Riper, Weatherly, PA; Nathan Beidleman, Jr., Geneva, NY; eight grandchildren and two great-grandsons, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her husband, Nathan, on September 23, 1993; her sisters, Sally Jo Santosuosso and Virginia Morgan and a brother, Bud Haxton.  Funeral service was held March 27th at the Jay E. Lowery funeral Home with Rev. Roland Romig, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Sayre officiating and Rev. Jack Felt, pastor of the Troy Presbyterian Church co-officiating.  Burial was in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made in her name to the First Baptist Church, 221 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA or the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

 

HAYNES ELIZA
Decker, Eliza Haynes-Athens-April 12- (1948) of 115 Maple Street, a resident of Athens for over 50 years, died Monday morning at 8 am. Born in Burlington, Mrs. Decker moved to Athens between 50 and 60 years ago. She was a member of the Athens Universalist Church, the Ladies Library Club and the WCTU. She was the widow of Frank I Decker. Surviving are her sister, Mrs. Helen Ward of Waverly and several nieces and nephews. The body was taken to the Jenkins Funeral Home, Athens and will be removed to the late home where funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.

 

HAYDUK Kathryn M. Loomis

90, of Athens, PApassed away on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital peacefully but unexpectedly.  She was born at home on 111 East 8th Street, Elmira Heights, on September 26, 1921 the daughter of the late Michael and Betsy Kostick Hayduk.  Kathryn was a beloved mother, devoted wife, and respected grandmother. She remained in her home until the time of her death. Her wisdom, optimism, and continued interest in current events both locally and globally will be missed.   She is predeceased by her first husband William H. McDonald, and second husband Sidney R. “Bud” Loomis.  Kathryn is survived by her children James W. and Kathleen Estabrook Mc- Donald of Hop Bottom, PA, Rosemary L. and Jon Vermouth of Fort Collins, Co, and Sandra S. Tracey of Sarasota, Fla., grandchildren Jake Loomis, Julie Ann McDonald-Beach, Krista Tracey- Gingras, William “Bill” P. McDonald, and Kabir Vermouth, great-grandchildren Michael, Nicholas, and Kaitlyn Beach, and Kathryn and Jack Carter Gingras, sister-in-law Betty Hayduk of Elmira, N.Y., and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  A Memorial Service and gathering of friends and family will be held in the summer. Those details will be published in a later issue of this newspaper. 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, donations may be made in Kathryn’s memory to your favorite charity.  Sayre Morning Times – December 13, 2011   

 

HAZARD Stephen B. Hazard

No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why.....Stephen B. Hazard, 58, of Waverly, N.Y., died on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 in Hornell, N.Y.  Steve was born on December 25, 1954 in Sayre, Pa., a son of the late Melvin and Clarice (Whipple) Hazard. He was a graduate of Tioga Central High School Class of 1973 and enlisted into the U.S. Navy following graduation. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed fellowship with his friends at the Tioga Country Club. He treasured the time spent with his family and was an avid coin collector. Steve was employed at Pharmalogic in Sayre, Pa., for the last several years.   He will be greatly missed by his loving wife Peggy Sue Hazard; daughter Chelsea Hazard; grandson and the light if his life, Julian Cole all of Waverly, N.Y.; his siblings: John Hazard; David and Debbie Hazard all of Nichols; Martin “Marty” Hazard of Owego; Mary and Bill Ryan of Windham, Pa.; brother-in-law Bryan Yanney; aunt and uncle Romaine and Bjarne Olsen of Florida; several nieces, nephews, many special friends among them John Kelsall. Steve was predeceased by his parents, Melvin and Clarice Hazard.  Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Tuesday, December 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of his life will follow at 6 p.m. with Pastor Dan Martin officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will be held at the convenience of the family on Wednesday, December 18 in the Tioga Point Cemetery. Memories, condolences and pictures may be shared by visiting our Web site at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com in loving memory of Stephen B. Hazard. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the ALS Foundation in loving memory of Stephen B. Hazard.  Sayre Morning Times – December 14, 2013

 

HEFFERNAN Roy H. Heffernan

83, of Sayre, Pa., formerly of Apalachin, N.Y., died Dec. 31, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital. He was born June 13, 1927 in North Syracuse, N.Y.,the son of the late Benjamin and Ida Crozier Heffernan.  Roy enjoyed fishing, traveling to Canada with his wife, where they resided for eight years. He loved spending time with his family, taking them on vacations to Charleston Lake, Canada. Roy will be deeply missed by his family but will be remembered for something special, as he was always fixing things and teaching them many of his skills. After his retirement from IBM, Owego, he began doing pottery and stained glass, taking a course at Alfred University in ceramics. He was an active member of the Apalachin Lions Club and the Camp Badger Speech and Hearing Clinic.  He is predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law Jane and Fred Sehr.  Roy is survived by his wife of 61years, Frances, at home; children Edward and Peggy Heffernan of Romulus, N.Y., Nancy and Rob Eckstrom of Barton, N.Y., Cathy and Rene Maldonado of Tucson, Ariz.; John and Laurie Heffernan of Langhorn, Pa., and Timothy and Maya Heffernan of Santee, Calif.; grandchildren Jennafer and Bobbi Heffernan, Birgit and Korin Eckstrom, Catherine and Dylan Maldonado, Michael and Sara Heffernan, and Faith and Ethan Heffernan; great-grandchildren Logan, Aidan, and Gavan, sister Beverly (Jim) Vail of Ashville, N.Y.; and special niece Patricia, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral and Cremation Services Inc, Athens, Pa.  Burial will at Tioga Point Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made in Roy’s memory to the Guthrie Clinic, One Guthrie Square, Guthrie 5th Floor Cancer Center, Sayre, PA 18840. The family wishes to thank all those who cared for Roy during his illness, especially his nurse Laurie, who was special to him.   Sayre Morning Times – January 5, 2011

HEFFRON –ROSELLA M. ELLIS, 82, 1001 N. Elmer Avenue, formerly of Athens, Pa., died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005 at the Sayre House, Inc.  Born Sept. 27, 1923 in Sayre, Pa. she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Lena Talada Heffron.   She was a graduate of Athens High School in 1942.  She was formerly employed at the Athens Dress Factory and she was a waitress at the Dutch Kitchen in Sayre, Pa.  She was a former member of several senior citizens groups including the Athens Fireman’s Auxiliary No. 6 and the Red Hat Society.  She was a special mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She is survived by her children; Yvonne Lovejoy, Athens, Pa., Elaine and Patrick Daddona, Sayre, Pa., and Raymond G. and Linda Ellis, Athens, Pa.; grandchildren, Edward Roe, Sayre, Pa., Kimberly Felczak, Sayre, Pa., Wendi Allen, Waverly, N.Y., Janelle Daddona, Waverly, N.Y., Amy Merritt, Athens, Pa. and Lisa Grazul, Sayre, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Michael and Amanda, Alexa, Aubrey, Hunter, Ashtyn, Dylan Ray, Macey, Ashley, Amber and Kaylee; several cousins, nieces and nephews; and special friends, Sherry and Judy.  Memorial services will be held at the First Baptist Church, Waverly, N.Y., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Steve Reynolds officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in her name to the First Baptist Church, 23 Tioga Street, Waverly, N.Y., or to the Sayre House, Inc. Activities Fund, 1001 North Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa.,  -Towanda Daily Review.

Bernard 'Bucky' HENDERSHOT
Evening Times Bernard "Bucky" Hendershot, 75, of 353 Straw Hill Road, Barton, N.Y., died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 12, 2003 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Aug. 5, 1927 in Camptown, Pa., he was the son of the late Floyd and Grace Benninger Hendershot. He was employed at Remington Rand in Elmira, N.Y., for 25 years, then was owner and operator of Hendershot Texaco Gas Station on Chemung Street in Waverly from 1965 until his retirement in 1986. He was a member of the Waverly Moose Lodge No. 1490. He enjoyed woodworking, farming, hunting and fishing and was known for his homemade beans at family cookouts. He is survived by: a daughter, Doris Marie and Steve Sackett of Barton; son, Bernard "Corky" and Colette Hendershot of Mt. Pleasant, N.C.; eight grandchildren, three of whom he raised, Sue Miller Jordan of Waverly, N.Y., Casey Ward of Barton and Dallas Maslinski of Barton; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Berneda and Donald Rhodes of Sayre; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by: his wife, Veda, on March 12, 2002; two sisters, Madeline McDonald and Jean Heeman; and his best friend, Leo McDonald. Friends may call Tuesday, April 15 from 6-7 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly St., Waverly. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Randy Stilson, assistant pastor of the Athens Wesleyan Church, officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to one's favorite charity. Submitted by Carol Brotzman

HENNESSY - Marguerite “Peg” M. Forrest, 93, of Sayre, Pa. diedat ElderWood at Tioga on Monday, March 16, 2009.  She was born March 26, 1915 in South Waverly, Pa., the daughter of the late Patrick and Margaret McCarthy Hennessy.  She worked the family farm in East Smithfield and Sayre with her husband Bob, enjoyed cooking, was a Brownie Leader for many years, and loved being a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her husband Robert A. “Bob” Forrest; brothers and sisters Clarence Hennessy, Catherine Smith, Elizabeth Hennessy, Stephen Hennessy, Florence McIntosh, Martin Hennessy, Mary Eleanor Sweeney; and grandson Brad Watkins.  Marguerite is survived by her children Patricia and Glenn Yeomans of Athens, Pa. and Linda and Jim Pearson of Williamson, N.Y.; grandchildren Gwynne and Ed Comstock of Sayre, Pa., Connie and Bill Straccia of Allentown, Pa., Teresa Yeomans of Keller, Texas, David and Diana Yeomans of Allentown, Pa. and LeeAnne Pearson of Oxford, Mass.; 10 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 2pm with the Rev. Sharon Lowery officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Peg’s memory to: Alzheimer Association of NE PA, Kirby Health Center, 63 N. Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.  RHW  13 March 2009 Sayre Morning Times.

HENRICH - Ryan J. Henrich, 20, of Sayre, Pa., died on Tuesday, April 1, 2008, unexpectedly at home. Ryan was born on Sept. 12, 1987 in Towanda, Pa., son of Duane Henrich and Gail Henrich. He loved the outdoors; rock climbing, hiking, fishing, 4-wheeling and was a member of the Venture Crew 105. Ryan had a passion for working on cars and attended the NASCAR Technical Institute in North Carolina. He loved to take life apart and see where it was coming from. He is predeceased by: his brother, Robert Carl Henrich; his nephew, Mitchell Dumas; maternal grandfather, Robert Every, Sr.; paternal grandmother, June Hoyle; and his uncle, Robert Henrich. Ryan is survived by: his mother and step father, Doug and Gail Henrich Williams of Sayre, Pa.; and father and step mother, Duane and Sandy Henrich of Sayre, Pa.; his maternal grandmother, Doris Every of Sayre, Pa.; paternal grandparents, Carl and Mary Henrich of Hemet, Calif.; step grandfather, Joel Hoyle of Clearwater, Fla.; his siblings, Michael and Heather Henrich of Sayre, Pa., Kristen and Jesse Davenport of Catawissa, Pa. and Brian Williams of Sayre, Pa.; his aunts and uncles, Bob Every of Maryland, Vickie Every of Waverly, N.Y., Valerie Joachum of Endwell, N.Y., Lori Kyle of Sayre, Pa., Dwight and Maria Henrich of San Bernadino, Calif.; family friend and mentor, Steve Bean; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and his favorite pets, Sadie, Max and Mackenzie. Friends and family may call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2008, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. David Larson, of the Athens Wesleyan Church, officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. The family will be providing flowers but memorial donations may be made in his memory to Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, N.Y. 14892, or to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, Pa. 18850.  - Published in the Towanda Daily Review on 4/3/2008.

HENRY - Frances   Surrounded by her loving family, Frances May Gray, 75, of Milan, Pa. went home to be with her Lord on Friday, Nov. 27, 2009 following a period of declining health.  Frances was born on March 27, 1934 in Montrose, Pa. a daughter of the late Myron and Edna (HOWARD) Henry. She attended school in Montrose and on June 10, 1950 she married Claude R. Gray. Fran was known and will be remembered as a great short order cook. She loved bowling and treasured the time spent with her family. Fran was a member of the 600 Club, was Sportswoman of the Year in 2000-2001 and 2005 was inducted into the Bowling Hall-of-Fame. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.  Frances is survived by her husband of 59 years Claude R. Gray; children: Terry and Lois Gray of Rome, Pa; Eugene and Joni Gray of E. Smithfield, Pa; Rodney and Terry Gray of Waverly, NY; Joanne and Don Barrett of S. Waverly, Pa; Linda and Ken Humphrey of Waverly; her siblings: Donald (Betty) Henry; Clara Norton; Paul (Barb) Henry; Marie Whitesell; Robert (Vy) Henry; Sharon (Bill) Pickering; Faye Wiser; Clark "Rusty" Henry; her special grandchildren: Ryan and Bonnie Gray of Rome, Pa; Mindy and Robert Glantz of LeRaysville, Pa; Tara and Scott Repsher of Rome, Pa; John and Jessica Copeland of Syracuse, NY; Shannon and Jesse Mansfield of Florida; Stacy and Wayne Sinsabaugh of Athens, Pa; Kristi Gray and Brandon Wright of Sayre; Donnie Barrett and Christy Bennett of Athens, Pa; Marlene Barrett of S. Waverly; Cody Marchese of Waverly, NY; fourteen great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Frances was predeceased by a daughter Connie Jean Gray; siblings: Jim Henry; David (Beverly) Henry; Myron "Butch" Henry Jr. brother-in-law: Julius Norton.  Abiding with her wishes, services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation & Burial Options, 802 N. Main St., Athens, Pa. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memories and condolences for Fran's family may be shared by visiting our Web site at www.tiogapointcremation.com In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be directed to Grace Connection, Box122, Towanda, PA 18848 or Guthrie Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Sayre, PA 18840 in loving memory of Frances May Gray.  29 Nov. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

HERBERT C. HENRY, 90 of Page Manor, Athens died Tuesday, July 23, 1985 at the Bradford County Manor following an extended illness.  Born Dec. 2, 1894 in Williamsport, he was the son of John Grant and Susan Taylor Henry.  He resided for many years in Laquin where he worked in the saw mills.  In earlier years he was a noted baseball player in the Towanda area and was a veteran of World War I having served in the Army.  Mr. Henry was employed by IBM in Owego for 27 years until his retirement in 1960.  He is survived by his wife, Florence Dale Covey Henry of the Page Manor; a son, Clifford Henry currently serving with the U.S. Navy in Guam; a step-son, Arnold Covey of Sayre; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Susan Lobbe of New Albany and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Pilgrim Holliness Church in Sayre with the Rev. Edward S. Lecates officiating.  Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  The family will receive friends this evening between 7 and 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  –Towanda Daily Review

HENRY - Lawrence A. Henry, 77, of Sayre, died Monday, April 21, 2008 at the Robert Packer Hospital Following an extended illness. Lawrence was born July 27, 1932 in Tunkhannock, Pa., to the late Paul C. Henry. He was employed at the Athens Foundry for 30 years, retiring in 1988. Lawrence enjoyed fishing, hunting, spending time with and walking his faithful companion, Snookie. He is survived by: his wife, Phyllis, of 58 years; his four sons and spouses, Lawrence (Linda) Henry of Athens, Paul J. (Bonnie) Henry of Sayre, John Henry of Sayre and David Henry of New Mexico; grandchildren, Shannon Moore, Tory Henry, Donald Henry, Trevor Henry and Morgan Henry; six great-grandchildren; and his mother-in-law, Mary Strope. Family and friends may call Thursday, April 24, 2008 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Sharon Lowery officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Lawrence’s memory to: GVEMS, 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, PA 18840. - Sayre Morning Times, 22 April 2008

 

HERRICK Camille Hutnick

93, of Sayre, Pa., died on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at her home. She was born on March 1, 1918 in Sayre, Pa. the daughter of the late Alex and Anna Herrick and was one of six children.  She is predeceased by her husband Joseph in 1997, four sisters Mary Freeland, Rose Salsberry, Gladys Osborne, and Kathryn Wendell. Camille is survived by her brother Philip Herrick of Binghamton, N.Y. and several nieces and nephews.  A Private Family Service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the care of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Camille’s memory to: Sayre Public Library, 122 South Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa. 18840.   Sayre Morning Times – January 23, 2012

 

HERRICK Julia Herrick Newman

97, formerly of the Keystone Manor, Sayre, Pa., died Friday evening, June 22, 2012 at the Elderwood Health Care Center in Waverly, N.Y.  Julia was born February 14, 1915 in Sayre, the daughter of Andrew and Anna Murray Herrick. She was employed by the Blue Swan and Sayre Lingerie for many years until her retirement. Julia was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union and served as a union representative. She was also a member of the Ascension of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church in Sayre.  Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family. She enjoyed playing bingo and a friendly game of poker with family members. Julia was an avid sports fan, enjoyed bowling, knitting, crocheting and was an active cryptologist.  Surviving are four children, Patricia Newman- Ring of Mesa, AZ, James R. (Lucille) Newman of Rochester, NY, Daniel G. Newman of Pittsburgh, PA, Susan (Michael) Vail of Sayre; 19 grandchildren, David (Venus), Bill (Christi), Mark (Tricia), Stephen (Karen), Gary (Betsy), and Glenn (Michele) Douglas, Cathy (Dale) Patton, Robert (Susan) Newman, Laurie Coughlin, Natalie (Steve) Quesenberry, Kelly Burdick, Wendy Lynch, Tammy (David) Fess, Jill (Troy) Letta, Heather (Will) Volkmar, Daniel Newman II., Dustin Newman, Patrick Vail and Libby (Todd) Maynard; 40 great grandchildren; 12 great great grandchildren; her sister, Josephine Egger of Denver, CO; numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Monte A. Newman on November 8, 1963; a son, Robert W. Newman in 1998; siblings and spouses, Mary (Ralph) Hart, Katherine (William) Romania, Agnes (John) Haluska, Helena (Cecil) Lobdell, William (Jean) Herrick, Eugene Herrick; brother-in-law, James Egger; and companion of many years Lloyd Richards.  The family will receive friends Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home 314 Desmond St. Sayre, Pa. A Panakhyda service will be held at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m.  On Tuesday, June 26, 2012 a Panakhyda service will be held at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of the Devine Liturgy at 10 a.m. at the Ascension of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church, N. Higgins Ave. in Sayre with the Rev. Teodore B. Czabala Jr. as celebrant.  Interment will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA.  The family requests that contributions be directed to the Ascension of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church, 108 N. Higgins Ave. Sayre, PA 18840 or to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St. Williamsport, PA17701 or to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave. Williamsport, PA17701 in Julia Herrick Newman’s memory.  Sayre Morning Times – June 25, 2012

 

HERRICK –KATHRYN ROMANIA, 98, of formerly of Riverside Drive, Sayre, Pa. died early Tuesday morning April 7, 2009 at the Sayre House, Sayre, Pa. Born April 3, 1911 on the East Side of Sayre, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Murray Herrick. She married William Romania in April of 1933 who preceded her in death in 1977. Kathryn was employed by the Blue Swan in Sayre for many years until her retirement. She was a member of the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre and loved spending time with her sisters’ crocheting. Surviving are: her daughters, Dolores Baron and her husband George of Troy, Pa., and Deborah Wright and her husband, Gregor of Dundee, N.Y.; her son, Billy Romania of Sayre; her grandchildren, Kathleen Baron Sinn and her husband, Brian, George W. Baron, David A. Baron, Brian Romania and his wife, Tammy, Lisa Baird and her husband, Scott, Scott Romania and his wife, Angie, Michelle Wilson and her husband, Curt, Sarah Yarrington and her husband, Bryon, Alex Wright, Shelley Cunningham and her husband, Mark, and Douglas Wright and his wife, Keylie; 14 great-grandchildren; and her sisters, Julia Newman of Sayre, Agnes Haluska and her husband, John of Sayre, and Josephine Egger of Colorado. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Hart and Helena Lobdell; her brothers, William Herrick and Eugene Herrick, who was killed in action during World War II; a granddaughter, Kathryn Wright and a daughter-in-law, Donna Madigan Romania. A prayer service was held April 13 at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, Sayre, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of the Epiphany, South Elmer Avenue, Sayre. Interment was in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. The family suggests memorial contributions may be directed to the Church of the Epiphany, 304 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa. –Canton Independent-Sentinel/Troy Gazette Register 4/11/2009

 

WILLIAM ‘CLIPPER’ HETTICH, 54 of Athens, Pa., died Monday, June 25, 2007, at home.  Born July 19, 1952, in Sayre, Pa., he was the son of Stanley "Bill" and Emily Bunyan Hettich.  William was dearly loved by his family and friends.  He enjoyed playing pool and telling stories.  He enjoyed his backyard fireplace and listening to music and loved to dance.  He worked as a carpenter for many years and later as a greenskeeper.  Clipper fought a long courageous battle with cancer and kept everyone else's spirits up.  He was a hardworking and loving man.  He enjoyed his time with his basset-beagle. Clipper was an avid NASCAR fan.  He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.  He was predeceased by his father, Stanley "Bill" Hettich.  He is survived by his wife, Lori Hettich; daughter, Danielle Bennett of Waverly, N.Y.; mother, Emily Hettich of Athens; sister, Margaret Cereste, and nephews, Vincent and John of Cereste, N.J.; stepdaughters, Amy and Erica Barrett of North Carolina; two grandchildren; aunts and uncles, Joanne and Ed Nolan of New York, Dianne Smith of Pennsylvania, and Larry and Bobbie VanKuren of North Carolina.  Friends and family may call from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Sharon Lowery officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Nancy Quattrini Cancer Fund, Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa.   –Towanda Daily Review 6/26/2007

HETTIG –LEATHA M. ROWE, 91, of RR2, Athens, Pa. died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003.  Born Sept. 18, 1911 in Sayre, Pa. the daughter of Charles and Maude Fish Hettig.  Mrs. Rowe was a life-long resident of Athens and a 75-year member of the Athens United Methodist Church, the Methodist Women’s group and the Wesleyan Class.  She taught Sunday school for eight years and was communion steward for 20 years.  She was also a member of the Ladies Library Club for many years.  Her greatest interests in life were her family, home church and her grandchildren.  Letha married the late Harlan Rowe on Nov. 30, 1935.  She was predeceased by her husband in 1987; her brother, Hillis Hettig in 1991; a sister, Marceline Stephens in 1995 and also and infant brother, Howard Hettig.  She is survived by; her daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Robert Sullivan of Athens, Pa.; four grandsons, Scott Fraley of Tampa, Fl., Blair Fraley of Columbus, Oh., Tyler and Shelley Fraley of Athens, Pa. and Lance and Jill Fraley of Chemung, N.Y.; a granddaughter, Kelli Fraley and her fiancé’ Mark Morningstar of Sayre, Pa.; six great-grandchildren; a niece and her spouse, Charmaine and David Dee of Albany, N.Y.; and a nephew, Kevin Stephens of Arizona.  Private funeral services will be held at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa., with her pastor the Rev. Donald Anderson officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Wills and Memorial Fund at the Athens United Methodist Church, 118 South Main St., Athens, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review
 

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