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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

 

ROBERT ‘BOBBY’ HALL, 66 of Sayre passed away peacefully on Friday, July 6, 2018 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre with his family by his side. Born August 28, 1951. He was predeceased by his parents, Harold Sr. and Patricia White Hall; brothers, Dale and David and nephew, Duane Struppler Jr.

Bobby is survived by his siblings, Harold L. (Linda) Hall of Athens, Tom (Natalie) Hall of Endicott, Alan (Beverly) Hall of Athens, Brandon (Barbie) Hall of Waverly, Patrick (Lori) Hall of Waverly, Joe (Jessica) Hall of Sayre, Ronald (Linda) Hall of Sayre, Cheryl (Chet) Andersen of NC, Laurie (James) Ervin of Athens, Susan Robbins of Sayre, Anna (Duane) Struppler of Sayre, and Kathy (Ron) Mack of Lockwood; special nephews, Michael Hall and Christopher MacNeal; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Bobby was a proud Marine Veteran who served in Vietnam.  He was a certified welder who worked for Advantage Steel in Tampa Florida for over 17 years until he became disabled to cancer.  He loved to do Tioga Downs, fish, history, and watching TV.  He was a faithful caregiver to his loving mother, Pat Hall, until her passing in February of this year.  A graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, PA with Rev. James Donahoo where full military honors will be accorded.  Memorial donations may be made in Bobby’s name to Sayre Historical Society, 103 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 7/7/2018

JAMES D. HALTON, 83 of Waverly, NY passed away on Tuesday March 29th, 2016 at his home on Douglas Drive after a short unexpected battle with brain cancer. His wife and children felt blessed to all be at home with him when he left this life to be with The Lord. Jim was preceded by his parents, Thomas M. Halton and Marion C. Pruyne; and brother, Richard J. Halton. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Shirley Ruth Halton; his children, Kevin of Salt Point, NY, Brian of Sayre, PA, and Gay Lynn (Gigi) of Cairo, NY; his siblings, Bill, Bob, Dan, Pat, Chuck, and Mary Ellen. Jim dearly loved his nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Jim grew up in South Waverly and graduated from Waverly High School. He received a B.S. from Penn State, an M.A. from S.U.N.Y. Oswego, and an A.S. from Penn State. After serving as an officer in the U.S. Navy, he started his career teaching at Waverly Central Schools until 1979. Jim then continued his career as a mechanical engineer at Ingersoll-Rand in Athens until his retirement. Jim loved talking to people whether friend or stranger, quietly conveying his belief to "love your neighbor as yourself." A time of gathering for friends and family will be held on Sunday, April 3, 2016 from 3 to 5 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Owego Church of the Nazarene, 3732 Waverly Road, Owego with Pastor Phillip Nase officiating followed by a luncheon at the church. Burial will take place at 2:00 PM at Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Owego Nazarene Church or Wycliffe Bible Translators PO Box 628200 Orlando, FL. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/1/2016

CHARLES L. HAMMOND, 87, of Sayre passed from his earthly life into the hands of his Lord and Savior on Nov. 25, 2016. He was surrounded by his loving family and his wonderful care providers on the 5th floor of Robert Packer Hospital. Charlie was born on Aug. 26, 1929 in Altoona, PA and graduated from Altoona Catholic High School. In 1947, he began his career with the McCrory five and dime stores where he met Dolores Albright, the love of his life in 1948. The two were married on July 14, 1951. His career as a young store manager led him to frequent locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, which lead to his children being born in many different towns. Since he was often transferred immediately before the birth of their children, Dolores was sometimes accompanied to the hospital by her mother. Once, when she was taken by taxi, a nurse had assumed the driver was her husband. When asked by the nurse, Dolores said “this isn't my husband! It's my cab driver!” In 1975, Charles was transferred to his last and favorite store, J.J. Newberry in Sayre. Charlie and Dolores bought their very first home on Stevenson St. and he took great pride in its maintenance and many beautification projects. He delved head-on in making Newberry's the best store it could be and had an eye for detail. His special talents included the creation of many displays for which his floral department won regional awards. He retired from his 12-hour days as store manager in 1994. Charlie was a man of deep faith serving Epiphany Parish as a Eucharistic Minister, altar server, leader in perpetual adoration, CCD instructor and general handyman always ensuring the altar, the adoration chapel and all areas of the church were perfectly adorned to the glory of the Lord. He especially loved Christmas time at church and making sure the trees picked out were stately and perfect. His community activities included Boy Scout leader, and many awards and recognition for service to Sayre Business Association, Sayre Rotary Club, The Bridge of Penn York Valley Furniture Ministry and the Choice Radio Individual of the Year. Charlie's hobbies included woodworking, listening to country music, being an avid sports fan for the NY Giants, Mets, and Notre Dame. He had a special dedication to the Sayre Theater and was instrumental in its restoration with Margie Ross at the helm. Another passion was his work with the Bridge Furniture Ministry, getting very involved in the “sleep-out” fundraiser. He had a special place in his heart for everyone he worked with at The Bridge. He was always hands-on with beautifying his community and spent countless hours painting the Howard Elmer bandstand making sure there were American flags encircling it. Besides his deep Catholic faith and strong political convictions, he was a very patriotic man, loved his country and was proud to show it. Charlie lent a helping hand whenever and wherever he could and his brick dedication states it. He was an amazing human being and will be missed and remembered by many. He was a true asset to his community, his church, his family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Charles H. Hammond and Margaret M. Donoughe; his sisters, Elaine and Mary Jean and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Charles is survived by his beloved wife, Dolores his seven children, Sharon Korba (Dennis), of Exeter, PA; Linda Thomas (Denny), of Waverly; Chuck (Dawn), of Athens; Mary Jane Bloss (Steve), of Sayre; Jim (Maureen), of Waverly; Joe, of Athens, and Jeff (Tracy) of Mt. Joy, PA; 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, along with the family cat, Mickey. He is also survived by his best friend of over 80 years, Jim Riley of Altoona, PA with whom he shared many wonderful childhood adventures. A time of calling will held on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 9:30 AM at Church of the Epiphany, 304 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA with Rev. Michael Drevitch officiating with burial to follow in Tioga Point Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Charlie’s name to Bridge of Penn York Valley Churches, PO Box 202, Sayre, PA. “On Friday, November 25, 2016 God received a very special angel in heaven who will be watching over us all” –Sayre Morning Times 11/28/2016

 

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

HANSELL –ELOISE H. SNYDER - "Mrs. Charles Snyder", 98, of Athens, Pa., passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2016.She was born on Nov. 5, 1917 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Arthur A. and Olive M. Horton Hansell. Eloise was a lifetime member of the Eastern Star and a member of the Athens Presbyterian Church. She co-owned the Meat Market on Main Street in Athens. She was also the supervisor of the Ammo Depot in Elmira during the war, and was a supervisor at the Blue Swan. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading the paper and watching certain soap operas .She was predeceased by her husband Charles R. Snyder in 1980; daughter, Luan Snyder in 2007; and sister, Olive Mae (Beebes) Hansell. Eloise is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Terry and Samuel Bogorad of Wayne, N.J.; grandchildren, George Bogorad of Highland Park, N.J., and Joel and Ariann Bogorad of West Orange, N.J.; and great-grandchildren, Malka, Finnley, and Talya. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. at the convenience of the family. –Towanda Daily Review 7/2/2016

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

 

THOMAS E. HARBST SR., 82, of Sayre, Pa., passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at home. He was born on April 12, 1934 in LeRaysville, Pa., the son of the late Paul Sr. and Marie Baggerly Harbst. Thomas was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War. He worked at the IR Foundry and the Iroquois Foundry. Thomas enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a member of the Skiff-Bower Post No. 1536 and American Legion Post No. 246. He is predeceased by his wife Marcella Harbst, sons Steven Harbst and Thomas E. Harbst Jr., and sisters Alice May, Kate, Marion, and Jean. Thomas is survived by his children Cindy Harbst of Oklahoma, Valerie and Dave Moniz-Spiegel of Nichols, N.Y., and Christ Harbst of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; grandchildren Amanda Harbst of Texas, Andrew Harbst of Texas, and Marcella Moniz and Emily Moniz; siblings Paul, Dan, Jim, Joe, Charles, John, Nancy, and Peg Ann; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. –Sayre Morning Times 7/12/2016 

 

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

 

HAROLD S. HARDING, 74, of Milan RD 1 died Saturday Jan. 27, 1990. He was born in Athens on Feb. 7, 1915, the son of William R. and Bessie Shores Harding. He has been a lifelong resident of the Valley. Mr. Harding was employed at the Ingersoll-Rand Company in Athens for 37 years in the drafting department, retiring in 1977. He is a member of the Sayre Christian Church and an Elder Emeritus of his church, having served as an Elder for 20 years. Mr. Harding was active in the Boy Scouts for 20 years, a recipient of the Silver Beaver and also taught Sunday school for many years. He was an avid gardener. He is survived by his wife, June at home; one son, Bruce Harding of Shohola; three daughters: Mrs. Phillip (Alice) Nichols of Milan, Mrs. Robert (Kathryn) Mitchell of Dunbar and Mrs. Russell (Dawn) Braman of Hamburg, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; three sisters: Vera Thresher of Sayre, Florence Lee of East Athens and Doris Smith of Athens; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Jenkins Funeral home, 111 S. Main St., Athens. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Sayre Christian Church, Sayre with Rev. James Donahoo, pastor officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the building fund of the Sayre Christian Church. –Towanda Daily Review

 

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 –ELIZABETH E. ‘JEAN’ BOWMAN, 81, of Waverly, NY, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Elderwood at Waverly. She was born on November 13, 1935 in Sayre, PA, the daughter of the late Mark and Hazel (Johnson) Harris. Jean loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking and gardening. In her early years, she liked hunting and fishing. Prior to retiring, Jean was employed with the Robert Packer Hospital in the Housekeeping Department. She was an avid Miami Dolphins fan. She is predeceased by her husband, Edward Bowman, Sr., son, Bobby Bowman, grandsons, Neil Learn and Levi Atchison, sister, Arlene Wheeler, and brother, Robert Harris. Jean is survived by children, Ed and Terri Bowman of Lockwood, NY, Sherry and Randy Learn of Waverly, NY, Bonnie and Gary Sinsabaugh of Waverly, NY, Mark and Kim Bowman of Waverly, NY, John and Michelle Bowman of Lockwood, NY, and Laurie Shipman of Waverly, NY, grandchildren, Edward and Merranda Bowman, Adam and Donna Woodward, Lance Bowman, Deanna Bowman, Hillmont Talada, Nicole Talada, Cassandra Bowman, Logan Bowman, Amanda Bowman, Tyler Bowman, Patrick and Bailey Bowman, Derek Bowman, Sabrina Bowman, Joshua Bowman, Kevin Shipman, Jr., Cody Shipman, and Valerie Atchison, 14 great-grandchildren, sisters, Helen Wackley, Pearl Strange and Mary Smith, sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Ron Geiger, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 12pm-2pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral service will follow at 2pm at the funeral home with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Elizabeth to: Muscular Dystrophy Association, 222 Riverside Plaza, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

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.

HARSHBARGER –LOUISE A. VANDERPOOL, 80, of Sayre, PA, passed away on Friday, February 06, 2015, at the Sayre Healthcare Facility, Sayre. She was born on August 24, 1934 in Baltimore, MD the daughter of the late Issac and Margaret Evans Harshbarger. Louise loved kids and enjoyed taking care of her family. She is predeceased by her husband Richard Vanderpool in 1973, brother Richard Harshbarger, and sister Penelopy “Penny” Callear. Louise is survived by her sister, Carol Cole of Sayre, PA and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A graveside service will be held on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 2pm at Tioga Point Cemetery, 803 North Main Street, Athens, PA with the Rev. Robert Flatt olfficiating. 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. –Sayre Morning Times

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.

HASTINGS –MARION L. BALLENSTEDT, 90, of Sayre, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 at the Sayre Health Care Center, surrounded by love. She was born on June 24, 1926 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Leonard R. and Thursa M. (Allen) Hastings. Marion graduated from Athens High School, Class of 1944 and continued her education at the Robert Packer School of Nursing and Mansfield College, graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in 1947. She was a member of the U.S. Cadet Nurses' Corps from 1941-1948. Marion was a dedicated and caring nurse. She was employed with Tioga General Hospital, Robert Packer Hospital as a Private Duty Nurse from 1962-1971 and the Guthrie Clinic for 17 years of as Head of Nursing in the GI Department, retiring in 1988.She married the love of her life, William H. Ballenstedt on Jan. 10, 1953 at St. Joseph's Church, Athens, and celebrated 53 years of marriage prior to his passing in 2005. Marion's faith was very important to her. She was a former member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, serving as past President of the Altar and Rosary Society, and past President of the Catholic Daughters, serving as counselor for eight years to girls ages 10-18. She was a current member of the Church of Epiphany.She was a past member of Jaycees, serving as President, Treasurer of the PTA, and Homeroom Mother on several occasions being very active during her children's school days. Marion also served on the Athens Borough, 2nd Ward, 7th District Election Board and was a member of the Susquehanna Valley Audubon Society.Marion was honored on her 90th birthday with a special recognition from State Representative Tina Pickett. She also enjoyed Gospel music, blue grass music, and the big band sounds of the '40s and '50s. She loved the song, "At Last" as it was her and Bill's favorite song. She loved and treasured every member of her family. She touched many lives while nursing and made many lifetime friendships. Marion loved to talk; nobody was a stranger to her. She is predeceased by her husband, William H. Ballenstedt in 2005; son, William K. Ballenstedt in 2010; brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Richard A. and Marge Hastings; and sister and brother-in-law, Virginia M. and Leo Novak.Marion is survived by her children, George and Toni Ballenstedt of Sayre, Pa., Mary and Dr. Thomas Young of Camp Hill, Pa., and Joan Ballenstedt (Marion's own personal nurse), of Sayre, Pa.; grandchildren, Brittany and Major Geoffrey Anderson (USAF), and Anthony (Kasey) Peterson Sr.; great-grandchildren, Miranda (Collin) Peterson, Anthony, Kasidy, Jared, and Kaylee Peterson, and Paige and William Anderson; her great-great-grandson, Malachi Peterson; as well as others in the extended family and many friends. Family and friends may call from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at the Church of the Epiphany, 304 South Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa., with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating. Marion requested that her time of passing be a time of sharing memories and not of sorrow; she wanted anyone who attended her services to wear bright colors.A private burial will be held at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.Marion was an avid reader and lover of animals and requested that any donations in her memory be made to a library or an animal shelter of your choice. –Towanda Daily Review 2/17/2017

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 –JANICE M. GLEOCKNER, 86, of Waverly, NY passed away on August 25, 2015 with her family by her side. She was born on September 3, 1928 in Sayre, PA the daughter of the late Leon and Claribel Porter Hawthorne. Janice loved spending time with her family and friends. She was very proud to have worked for over 40 years as the Switchboard Operator at Robert Packer Hospital. She loved to knit and was an avid NY Yankees fan and could be seen in front of the TV when they were playing. She enjoyed traveling abroad. She is predeceased by her husband of 55 years David C. Gleockner in 2011, sister, Madeline Arnold, and brothers: Franklin Hawthorne and Donald Hawthorne. Janice is survived by her children Lynne O'Brien of Waverly, NY, Laurie Gleockner of Sayre, PA, Nancy and Jan Beck of Duncannon, PA, Phillip and Paula Wood of O'Fallon, IL, and Gary Wood of Milan, PA, grandchildren Cherise Hug of Anchorage, AK, David Beck of Duncannon, PA, Erika Broyles of Elliotsburg, PA, Amy Albright of Denver, CO, Phillip Wood of Maryville, IL, Robyn Wood of Trenton, IL, Jesse Wood of Fairview Heights, IL, great-grandchildren Vincent and Mason Hug, Lucas and Lillian Wood, Parker Rosson, Aurora and Phoenix Broyles, and Zack and Lizzie Albright, special nephews Guy, Gary, and Glen Gleockner and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Family and friends may call on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 from 12pm – 2pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral Services will follow at 2pm at the funeral home with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS or Saint Labre Indian School, 1000 Tongue River Road, Ashland, MT. –Sayre Morning Times 8/27/2015

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

HAXTON –FLORENCE M. HAXTON LECHER, 87, of Waverly, NY, formerly of Milan went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Robert Packer Hospital with her family by her side. She was born on March 14, 1928 in Moscow, PA the daughter of William and Adelia Scott Dobson. Florence loved the Lord with all her heart and her desire was to see all those she came in contact with to have a personal relationship with Him. When her children were growing up she always had a house full of kids and they all called her Ma Haxton. And as all those kids grew she took in their children as grandchildren. She always entertained all the teens in her home which included camping, sleepovers, and many meals. Florence served the Lord for over 80 years, was the leader of the Missionettes at Assembly of God Glad Tidings, and served as a Sunday School Teacher for many years. She loved spending time with her family and friends. Ma Haxton will be missed by all those who knew her and loved her. She will be remembered not only for her love of the Lord, but the lady with the infectious laugh and always that she had a positive, joyful attitude in all circumstances. Florence enjoyed going to the Athens Stockyards every Monday as a special treat. She enjoyed sewing in the past and knitting. She was a member of the Penny Promenaders. Florence loved working with her flowers. She could always be found in the kitchen during canning season putting up her tomatoes, green beans, jellies and jams, and relishes. Florence was known for always wanting to own a truck and she loved motorcycles, as she was known as Motorcycle Mama. She was predeceased by her husband Llewellyn “Bud” Haxton, her son Thomas Haxton, great-granddaughter Desirae Smith, great-grandson Little Buddy Smith, step-son Matthew Lecher, sisters Beatrice, Tessie, Wanita, Cecila, Verna, her brother Lawrence, and 9 siblings that she never had the opportunity to meet. Florence is survived by her second husband Charles “Chas” Lecher of Owego, NY, children Donna Haxton of Waverly, NY, Lawrence and Avis Haxton of Athens, PA, and Cindy Haxton of Waverly, NY, step-children Charles Lecher III, Mark Lecher of Owego, NY, Jane Lecher of Laurel, MD, and Margie and Mark Burger of Dublin, OH, grandchildren Llewellyn and Lois Smith of Waverly, NY Larry Haxton of SC, Christina and Ronald Pierce of Waverly, NY, Heather and Jamie Bell of Vestal, NY, Jeremiah and Sue Smith of Waverly, NY, Timothy Haxton and Tasha Plouse of Waverly, NY, Bellva and Randall Chapman of Waverly, NY, TJ Haxton of Athens, PA, Sheena Haxton and Tim Goudreau of Athens, PA, and Charity Smith and Jason Chapman of Waverly, NY, step-grandchildren Elizabeth and Elaine Burger of Dublin, OH, great-grandchildren Victoria, Misty, Heath, Zachary, Douglas, Sabrina, Christhomas, Jonathan, Joshua, Nicholas, Little Lou, Brittney, MacKenzie, MacKenzie, Brianna, Taylor, and Davin, great-great-grandchildren Danyell, Camden, Ruby, and Nevaeh, special nieces Doreen and “Christmas” Carol, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Family and friends may call on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 1pm – 3pm at the Christian Life Church, 207 Board Street, Waverly, NY. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3pm at the Church. 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 at the convenience of family. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

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   

 

HAYTON –MARILYN RAE WOOD, 78, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 in her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born on Feb. 22, 1937 in West Bloomfield, N.Y., Marilyn was the daughter of the late Leon and Gertrude Hayton. Marilyn was a lifelong resident of the Valley, coming to South Waverly with her family at a very young age. She raised six children and still managed to have a career as a nurses aide starting out at the Tioga Nursing home, lasting 35 years and continued to work with elderly folks in their homes. When it came to Marilyn's residents, her compassion outweighed her day-to-day duties. Always out and about, Marilyn enjoyed stopping by the VFW and American Legion to play some tickets and enjoy conversation with other members. Having children living in Florida, she spent time there and enjoyed calling home, letting everyone know how nice the warm weather felt. Marilyn is survived by her brother Leon (Sharon) Geil of N.H., her children Chris (Donna) Sandroni of Mount Dora, Fla., Leon (Debra) Sandroni of Deltona, Fla., Paul (Michele) Wood of Waverly, N.Y., Yvonne (Frank) Britt of Winter Haven, Fla., Douglas (Donna) Wood of Waverly, N.Y. She is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Marilyn was predeceased by her oldest son, Louis Sandroni, in 1999. A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 10-11 a.m. on Monday, Sept.. 21, 2015, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. The celebration of Marilyn's life will follow the visitation with Pastor Alan Bill honoring her memory at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lourdes Hospice, 169 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY. –Sayre Morning Times 9/19/2015

 

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 –EILEEN JEAN HEFFRON KNAUSS, 71, a Chattanooga area resident for 10+ years, formerly of Forestville, MD, passed away on Friday, June 29, 2018. Eileen was a graduate of Oxon Hill High School. She was a long-time parishioner of Mt. Calvary Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman (Jack) Knauss in 2011. Eileen is survived by her 2 children, 3 sisters, multiple cousins, several nieces and nephews, as well as a growing group of little ones. There will be a memorial service on Thursday, July 5, 2018 from 4pm – 8pm at Lane Funeral Home on Ashland Terrace Road, Chattanooga, TN. The service will be held on July 6 at 5pm at the Lane Funeral Home. The family will hold a short viewing on Tuesday, July 10 from 1pm-2:30pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. A Graveside Service will follow at 2:45pm at Tioga Point Cemetery, 803 North Main Street, Athens, PA. –Sayre Morning Times 75/2018

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.

HEMMINGWAY –GLORIA J. BELLIS, 80, of Barton, N.Y. passed away Tuesday morning, March 4, 2014 at the ElderWood Health Care Facility in Waverly. Gloria was born on May 23, 1933 in Towanda, Pa., a daughter of Grace (Johnston) Hemmingway. On October 29, 1954 she married Wayne E. Bellis and together they owned and operated the family farm on Ross Hill. She enjoy dancing, crocheting, completing crossword puzzles and going to BINGO. Gloria will be missed by her son, David Bellis; son-in-law Richard Coyle; daughter-in-law Sharyl Bellis all of Barton; her grandchildren: Miranda (Brian) Szymanski, Joshua (Wendy) Bellis; Jennifer (Paul) Goodwin, Michael Bellis, Michelle Bellis, David Bellis, Elizabeth Bellis and Stephanie Bellis; seven great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Gloria was predeceased by her husband Wayne E. Bellis, Sr. on July 23, 2012; daughter Shari Ann Coyle on January 11, 2008; son Robert LeRoy "Rubin" Bellis on December 31, 2012. A graveside service will be held in the spring in the Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to a charity of one's choice in loving memory of Gloria J. Bellis. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin a Funeral Chapel, 273 South Main Street, Nichols. –Sayre Morning Times 3/5/2014

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

RALPH PAUL HENDERSHOT, 78, passed away on Oct. 21, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., in the company of his children and his beloved wife Marcia, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. Born in Larksville, Pa., he was the son of the late Ralph and Rose Hendershot. He attended Wilkes University where he excelled as a student athlete, playing baseball and basketball. After graduating from Wilkes, he played semi-professional baseball for many years. In 1956, he was invited to spring training with the Pittsburgh Pirates. In addition, Ralph served as a northeast region scout for the Houston Astros Baseball Club. His sons and grandsons have proudly carried on this legacy, and one of his favorite pastimes was watching them play ball. Ralph was an educator at Sayre Area High School, teaching English from 1960-1998, but his true passion was coaching. He coached Sayre's varsity baseball team for more than 30 years and the junior varsity basketball team for more than 20 years. In 1997, he was inducted into the Sayre Redskin Club Hall of Fame, and in 2012, he was the fifth coach to be enshrined on the Robert B. Redman Coaches Wall of Fame. Ralph took pride in nurturing potential and watching it grow, from the flowers in his garden to the countless students, athletes, and friends within his community. He was a member of the Epiphany Catholic Church, and a man who demonstrated his faith through his unwavering strength, selfless dedication, and humility. His loved ones will remember him for his kindness, wisdom, wit, and humility. Ralph's greatest joy in life was the time he spent with his family and watching his grandchildren grow. In addition to his wife, Marcia, Ralph is survived by six children, Karen Darrow of Sayre, Ralph Hendershot Jr. of Sayre, Carol (Rich) Decatur of Athens, Tom (Kathy) Hendershot of Barton, N.Y., Michael (Julie) Hendershot of Johnstown, Pa., and Julie (Jonathan) Lear of West Chester, Pa.; 16 grandchildren, Joe (Heather) Darrow, Jamie (Scott) Wilkes, Shelby Darrow, Nichole Decatur, Christopher (Seneca) Decatur, Allison Decatur, Brandon Hendershot, Brian Hendershot, Paige Hendershot, Parker Hendershot, Pierce Hendershot, Noah Hendershot, Emma Hendershot, Nathan Hendershot, Addison Lear and Benjamin Lear; and four great-grandchildren, Amaya Hendershot, Maddison Campbell, Harper Darrow and Declan Darrow. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre. The funeral mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Epiphany Catholic Church, 304 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family has established the Ralph Hendershot Memorial Baseball Fund. Those interested may send a contribution to: First Citizen's Bank, 306 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, PA, Attention: Chris Lynch. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

HENKSNATALIE E. PIPER, 84, of Sayre, Pa went to her heavenly home and to be reunited with her husband Robert A. Piper on Monday, January 12, 2015 following a period of declining health. Natalie was born on April 1, 1930 in Erie, Pa a daughter of the late Carleton and Elizabeth (Davidson) Henks. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Natalie treasured the time spent with her family. She was a member of the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre and enjoyed crafting for their annual bazaars. Natalie will be missed by her children: Robert J. Piper, David G. and Maxine Piper, Carol A. and Mark Ochab; her special grandchildren: Heather and Brandon Stanton, Megan Piper, Amber Ochab, and Andrew Ochab. She was predeceased by her husband Robert on April 17, 2005 and a half brother Louis (Marge) Gilliland. Abiding with Natalie’s wishes, graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Tioga Point Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to a charity of one’s choice in loving memory of Natalie E. Piper. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. –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

CARL A. HIBBARD, 71, of 132 Pain St., Athens passed away Aug. 7, 1989 at Robert Packer Hospital. He was born in Elmira June 21, 1918, the son of Ira and Nina Allen Hibbard. He resided in the Valley for the past 35 years. He was a retired casting inspector with the Ingersoll-Rand Foundry. He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy in 1985 and a son, Alton in 1982. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Warren (Evelyn) Hall of Wyalusing and Carla Hibbard at home; one son, Gordon of Sayre; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Gerald (Georgina) Finger of Kingston, N.Y. and Mrs. James (Doris) Coleman of Johnson City, N.Y.; a brother, Chapman Hibbard of Nichols, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral and committal service will be held at the funeral home Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Thomas Henderson, pastor of the Moxie Community Church officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review

DANIEL EDWARD HICKEY, 84, of 312 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa., passed away Wednesday morning, February 28, 2018 at his home following declining health. Dan was born in Sayre on October 31, 1933, the son of Arthur and Ann Solomon Hickey Sr. He was a graduate of Sayre High School and later served in the U.S. Navy. In early years, Dan was employed by EMC in Sayre and by Sayre Beverage. He retired from the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens following 30 years of service. Following his retirement, Dan served as a bartender for his son Kevin's tavern, The Valley House, in Sayre for 10 years. Dan was a member of Roma Madre Lodge No. 1342 Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in Sayre. Dan loved sports and was an avid and devoted fan of New York Giants football, Baltimore Orioles baseball and Tennessee Volunteers college football. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Tom Nobles of Sayre, son, Bodie Hickey of Fort Smith, Ark., son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Lynne Hickey of Sayre, grandchildren, Kesha Webster, Tara Nobles, Cara Hickey, Clay Gillion, Jenna Hoagland, Ryan Hoagland, Kyle Hickey, Lindsey Kelly, Chad Garrison, Jessica Hickey, and beloved granddaughter Danielle Hickey, brother and sister-in-law, William and Sally Hickey of Sayre, special friend, Ida Scrivens of Sheshequin, Pa., long-time friends, Steve and Ruth Schrader and family, Roger White, several great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and his faithful canine companion, Ruby. In addition to his parents, Dan was predeceased by his daughter, Elizabeth Denise Hoagland Gonzalez, former wife, Betty Ruth Hickey, sister, Joann Reynolds and brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Wilma Hickey Jr. The family will receive friends Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. The funeral service will be held Monday, March 5, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Andrew Hvozdovic, pastor of the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre, officiating. Interment will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa., with the Valley Color Guard according full military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA or Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY in memory of Daniel Edward Hickey. –Sayre Morning Times 3/1/2018

HICKS –MARY ETTA SMITH, 97, of Milan, PA passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital. She was born on July 12, 1917 in Springfield Twp., Bentley Creek, PA the daughter of the late William W. and Anna Wilson Hicks. Mary Etta drove school bus for Athens Area School District for 46 years, before retiring. She enjoyed shopping, gardening, collecting Hummel's, cooking, and entertaining people in her home. Mary Etta loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was member of the Milan United Methodist Church. She is predeceased by her husband Adelbert "Del" Smith in 2000, sister Georgianna Bailey, and brothers Lawrence Hicks and Lester Hicks. Mary Etta is survived by her children June and Paul Sargeant of Wetona, PA, Roy and Barbara Smith of Frankfort, NY and Lester Smith of Ulster, PA, grandchildren Valorie Mulcahy, Martin and Diane Lane, Audrey and Steve Hamlin, Dan and Maggie Lane and Brian and Amanda Smith, 12 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call on Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 2pm – 4pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA and on Monday, October 6, 2014 from 10am – 11am at the Athens United Methodist Church, 118 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral Services will follow at the Church at 11am with the Rev. Lynn Ensign of Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA at the convenience of the family. –Towanda Daily Review 10/4/2014

THEODORE E. ‘TED’ HILD, 89, of Towanda, Pa., passed away Monday morning, March 6, 2017 at the Personal Care Home of Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. "Ted," as he was known by his many friends, was born on June 19, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of Howard C. Hild and Ella R. Hicks Hild. As a youth, Ted was struck by a car and subsequently spent five years in and out of the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia. He attended Olney High School in Philadelphia and later moved from Philadelphia to Overton, Pa. Ted was a veteran of the Korean War having served with the U.S. Army. On Sept. 11, 1954, Ted married the former Marilyn Horton at the First Presbyterian Church in Towanda. He was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 33 years until his retirement in 1985. Ted was a member of the Ulster United Methodist Church, Sylvania Men's Club, Sylvania Quarter Century Club and was a life member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42. Ted enjoyed traveling and camping with his wife Marilyn. Ted enjoyed telling jokes, loved music, and actively participated in local minstrel shows for many years. He was well known as a talented musician who played the banjo, mandolin, violin and harmonica for the enjoyment of many at various local events. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marilyn H. Hild; daughter, Mary Lynne Hild and son-in-law Ben Rodnick of Sayre, Pa.; brother and sister-in-law, DeWitt and Ruth Hild of Eagles Mere, Pa.; brother-in-law, Miles Horton of Horseheads, N.Y.; as well as several special nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Ted was predeceased by his brothers, Howard "Bud" Hild and Edwin C. Hild; and sisters, Ella Gitten, Edna Spaeth, Martha Weigand, Laura Shearer and Amy Meknauskas. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Kitty Keller officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa., with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions may be directed to the Special Olympics Bradford Sullivan Counties, P.O. Box 243, Monroeton, PA or to Shriners Hospital for Children , 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL in Theodore E. Hild's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 3/8/2017

CHARLES R. ‘CHUCK’ HILDEBRANDT died on Aug. 9, 2016 in Sayre, Pa., at the age of 75. Chuck is survived by his brother, Harry Hildebrandt; his children, Kim (Bill) Jordan, Michael (Sharon) Hildebrandt, Lisa (Jamie) Troy, John (Liz) Hildebrandt, Liz (Will) Bahl-Moore, Casey (Dan) Williams, and John (Christy) Bahl; as well as numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and close friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, LeVere and Florence Hildebrandt; brothers, John and Kenneth; sisters, Ester Brown and Lila Velardo; niece, Judy Kraus; and nephew, Danny Hildebrandt. Chuck was born on Jan. 3, 1941 in Waverly, N.Y. He graduated from Sayre High School in 1959 and served in the Army from 1961 to 1963. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren; they brought immense joy to him, and his love for them was boundless. Chuck was an avid Penn State and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He enjoyed cooking and baking for others, always making more than enough for a troop. One of his greatest sources of strength came through the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous and those friendships. He will be remembered for his quirky sayings, love of John Wayne and singing under all circumstances. His positivity impacted the lives of all who met him. "Don't take any wooden nickels!" A celebration of Chuck's life will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Sayre Christian Church, 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre, with a service to follow. Immediately after the service, we will gather at his final resting place, Tioga Point Cemetery, 803 N. Main St., Athens, Pa. The Reverend Richard Davis will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Chuck's life. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Guthrie Hospice, Nancy Quattrini Cancer Fund (Guthrie Cancer Center) or Bradford County Humane Society would be appreciated. –Towanda Daily Review 9/25/2016

T. VANCE HINKSON, 85, former Towanda businessman, of Hillcrest Drive, Towanda, Pa., passed away Tuesday evening, Oct. 11, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Vance was born in Sayre, Pa., on March 26, 1931, to William Montgomery Hinkson and Ida Marian Gehr Hinkson. Vance was a native of Athens, Pa., and was a graduate of Athens High School Class of 1949 and was a member of the Athens Bulldog Football team. In 1951, Vance graduated from Rochester Business Institute where he was a member of the Tau Sigma Phi Fraternity, and subsequently accepted a position with the First Federal Savings and Loan of Rochester where he served as an auditor for the institution's branch offices for a year. From 1952 to 1954, Vance served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War receiving the rank of Corporal and following completion of his military service returned home to join the staff of the Sayre First National Bank for two years. He was later appointed as manager of the Star Building and Loan in Sayre in 1957 also serving as association secretary for seven years. On Feb. 15, 1958 he married Joyce Arlene Rogers at the First Presbyterian Church in Waverly, N.Y. Vance attended Elmira College and the American Savings and Loan Institute. For many years, Vance served as a real estate broker and appraiser for the American Realty Agency, Inc. initially operating offices in Athens and Troy, Pa., Waverly, N.Y. and lastly Towanda, Pa., transferring his real estate office from Athens to Towanda in January of 1965 when he purchased his Income Tax and Accounting Business in Towanda. Vance was a registered representative for Waddell & Reed Inc. national distributor of United Funds Group of mutual funds, partner/owner of Northeast Developers, Inc., former owner of the Western Auto Store in Towanda and held the franchise for the North Towanda Montgomery Ward Store. Vance retired from business on May 31, 2002. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Public Accountants, National Association of Real Estate Brokers, Pennsylvania Realtors Association and Past President of the Five County Realtors Association. Vance previously served as a North Towanda Township Supervisor and Auditor for North Towanda Supervisors. He was a member of the North Towanda Water and Sewer Authority and one of the organizers of the North Towanda Fire Department. Vance formerly served as a Board Member and Treasurer of the Northern Tier Economic Development Association of Bradford County, Advisory Board member of the Sayre Savings and Loan Association and the Commonwealth Telephone Company, former Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Farmers National Bank, Rome, Pa., instructor for Trehab, Inc. of Towanda, Past President and Director of the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce and Sayre Chamber of Commerce, Past President and Director of the Towanda Chamber of Commerce, Past Director of the Endless Mountains Association, former Treasurer of the Industry for Bradford County, Inc., Towanda Cemetery Association (Oak Hill Cemetery), Riverside Cemetery Association, Towanda, and participated on the building fund committee's for Memorial Hospital, Towanda and the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. In early years, Vance attended the Athens Presbyterian Church where he was baptized, served as an Elder, President of the Board of Trustees, Youth Fellowship Advisor, Sunday school teacher, Secretary-Treasurer of the Couples Club and sang in the church choir. He became a member of the Towanda Presbyterian Church in 1967 where he served as an Elder, President of the Board of Trustees, Secretary-Treasurer-Log Keeper of the Mariners Club and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Susquehanna Collegiate Institute. Vance was a director of the Bradford-Sullivan Counties American Red Cross Chapter, former Vice-President and Director of the Sayre Rotary Club, former President and Secretary of the Towanda Rotary Club and former President and Finance Director of the Valley Economic Development Association. Vance was a 60-year member of Rural Amity Lodge No. 70 F. & A.M. Athens, Secretary for Northern Commandery No. 16 Knights Templar, Towanda, Past High Priest of Amity Chapter No. 293, Athens, and was a member of the Williamsport Consistory 32nd degree. He was a member of the Irem Temple Shrine of Dallas, Pa., and Past President of the Bradford County Shrine Club. Vance was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, past member of the Waverly, N.Y. American Legion Post, Towanda Country Club, Athens and Towanda Museums, Sayre and Towanda Elks Clubs, International Order of Odd Fellows and Past Director and Treasurer of French Azilum, Inc. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Joyce A. Hinkson at home; children, Susan Hinkson (Michael Epler), Thomas V. Hinkson Jr. (Patricia), Sharon Hinkson Horton (Roger Sr.) and Sandra Hinkson Bricka; grandchildren, Ian Whinnery (Jessica Williams), Erin Whinnery, Evan Whinnery, Hannah Fleager, Elena Hinkson, Kiersten Horton, Roger Horton Jr., Brock Horton, Christopher Horton, Addison Bricka and Eden Bricka; great grandchildren, Tylor Gardner, Taydin Gardner, Trentyn Gardner, Brezlen Whinnery and Haley Whinnery. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by sisters and brothers-in-law, Louise Barton, (J. Reid Barton), Marian Fabrizi, (Joseph Fabrizi); brother and sister-in-law, William Hinkson Jr., (Virginia Hinkson). The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 with a funeral service to follow at 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, Pa. Officiating will be Rev. Rachel Stahle, pastor. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the church. Rural Amity Lodge No. 70 F. & A.M. Athens, Pa., will hold a service of remembrance at 4 p.m. on Sunday at the church. Interment will be private in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, PA in T. Vance Hinkson's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 10/13/2016

HODGE –DOROTHY M. “MA” YOUNG, 92, formerly of the Colonial Towers, Towanda, Pa., and Rome, Pa., passed away Tuesday morning, March 6, 2018 at the Athens Health Care Center, Athens, Pa. Dorothy was born in the Town of Glen, Montgomery County, N.Y., on March 10, 1925, the daughter of James and Bessie Hazzard Hodge. In earlier years, Dorothy worked on the farm of Sam Williams at Neath, Pa. She was later employed by Pipher's Diner in Wysox, Pa., for 27 years until her retirement. Dorothy enjoyed playing games, especially bingo, NASCAR racing and was a fan of the late Dale Earnhardt Sr. Surviving are her son, Richard Edward "Ed" Young of Athens, daughter and son-in-law, Edna and Robert Pease of Harpursville, N.Y., seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Richard Young on July 1, 1969, grandson, Jim Young on May 6, 2009, great-grandson, Ryan Pease on December 16, 2016, brother, Millard Hodge and sisters, Mary Kilmartin and Eltha Layman. The funeral service will be held Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor James Donahoo officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. –Sayre Morning Times 3/7/2018

HOFFMAN –VIRGINIA M. WITMER, 87, of Waverly, N.Y., went to be with her loving husband, Fritz, on Monday, April 7, 2014 at home, surrounded by her family. She was born on May 21, 1926 in Shamokin, Pa., the daughter of the late Bernard and Helen Hoffman. Virginia was a graduate of Coal Township High School, Class of 1944. She loved to knit and crochet and made many sweaters for her children and grandchildren. Virginia enjoyed reading and doing jigsaw puzzles. She is predeceased by her husband Fritz Witmer, brother, Jack Hoffman, grandson Justin Decker, great-granddaughter Allison Frisbie, and great-granddaughter Sara Strope. Virginia is survived by: her children, Sherry and Larry Frisbie of Sayre, Pa., Jan Strope of Athens, Pa., Kim Witmer of Waverly, Lynne and Greg Lane of Sayre, and Jill and Jim Lastufka of Waverly; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Jean Clews of Shamokin; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Tioga Point Cemetery, 803 North Main St., Athens. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens. Memorial donations may be made in Virginia's memory to: Ronald McDonald House, 100 North Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822 or J.E. Wheelock Hose Company, P.O. Box 240, Sayre, PA. –Sayre Morning Times 4/9/2014

 

RICHARD J. HOGAN, 89, of Sayre, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2009 at his home surrounded by his family. Born April 13, 1920 in Sayre, he was the son of the late Mary Magdalena (Geisinger) and Charles S. Hogan and husband of the late Mary Genevieve (Hoffa) Hogan. Richard was also predeceased by his brother, Charles L. Hogan, and his sister, Jean Hogan. Richard was a lifelong resident of the Valley. He attended the Seminary of the Redemptorist Order for seven years in Northeast Pa. He graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving during WWII in the Pacific Theatre, and a member of the Skiff-Bower VFW Post. Richard was a member of St. Joseph Church in Athens, a daily communicant, and also taught high school confraternity of Christian doctrine for over 20 years. Mr. Hogan was also one of the first recipients of the Pedigraf procedure (heart bypass) in 1966 and founder of the Pedigraf Club. Richard was also a trustee for life at the Robert Packer Hospital. Mr. Hogan worked as an engineer for Ingersoll Rand Corporation and was a lifelong golfer. Richard is survived by his son, Richard J. (Wilma) Hogan Jr. of Vienna, Va., and his daughters, Mary Frances (James) Smith of Sammanish, Wash., Anne Theresa (James) Riley of Arlington, Va., Kathleen Claire (David) Rae of Athens, Pa., and Margaret Mary (Gerard) Spagnoli of Sayre, Pa. Mr. Hogan is survived by his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Connie Hogan and Catherine Hoffa, both of Sayre, Robert Hogan of Waverly, and Frances Hoffa of Oreland, Pa. Eighteen grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren also survive him, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins and his longtime companion, Sparky the dachshund.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, may 7 at 9:30 a.m. from the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly, followed at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church in Athens, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Vincent Langan. Friends are invited to call on the family Wednesday, May 6 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. –Sayre Morning Times 5/4/2009

HOLBERT –ALBERTA ANN WOLCOTT, age 80, of Lockwood, N.Y., passed away at home on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. Alberta was born Sept. 6, 1936 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Albert and Sodonia Comerinsky Holbert. She was a graduate of Athens High School Class of 1955. Alberta married her husband Ronald Wolcott on July 27, 1963 and they recently celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. In addition to her parents, Alberta was predeceased by her brothers James Talada and Ollie Talada and by her sisters Ina Dildine and Beatrice Roberts. Mrs. Wolcott dedicated her life to her family, whom she loved. Alberta is survived by her husband Ronald Wolcott; son Michael Wolcott of Van Etten, N.Y.; daughters Brenda Baker of Lockwood , N.Y., and Sheila Wolcott of Waverly, N.Y.; grandchildren Laneya and Michael Plouse, Zebulin and Joanne Wolcott, Graham and Mandi Wolcott and Gabriel Wolcott; 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law Nester and Betty Holbert of Rome, Pa., and Albert and Phyllis Holbert of Rome, Pa.; sister and brother-in-law Patricia and Earl Walker of Gillett, Pa.; several nieces and nephews; and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa., on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 from noon-2 p.m. Mrs. Wolcott’s funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Pastor Randy Stilson officiating. Alberta will be laid to rest in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, Pa. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 West Broad St., Horseheads, N.Y. –Sayre Morning Times 11/4/2016

NESTER THOMAS HOLBERT JR., 27, of RD 2, Box 213, Rome, formerly of Binghamton died Friday, March 18, 1988 at the V.A. Hospital in Wilkes-Barre after an extended illness. Mr. Holbert had served with the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his parents, Nester and Mary Holbert of Rome; sister, Melinda Carrington of Whitehouse, Tenn.; brother, Tim of Binghamton; grandmother, Sodonia of Athens; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Harding of Sayre and two nieces. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Sayre Epiphany Church with the Rev. Joseph Sammons officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. –Towanda Daily Review

HOLLEY –PAULA S. GRADY, 72, of Waverly, NY, formerly of Owego passed away Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Elderwood at Tioga. She was born on July 16, 1943 the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret E. Dieffenbach Holley. Paula worked at the Pentagon as a Secretary, I.B.M. in Owego in Production and Hadco in Production, prior to retiring. She enjoyed doing crafts and in her younger years she enjoyed camping in the Adirondacks and Harvey's Lake. She is predeceased by her brothers Mark Butler and Tom Holley. Paula is survived by her children Jim and Jill Grady of Sayre, PA, Lori and Guy Somers of Creedmoor, NC, and Michael Grady of Waverly, NY, grandchildren Kyle and Brennan Grady, Ashley Somers, Alyssa and Cord Michalina, brother and sister-in-law Fred and Charlotte Holley of Johnson City, NY, brother, James Butler of Waverly, NY and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 11am at Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

HOOPER –VERA DIANE (HOOPER JOHNSON, age 73, of Sayre, PA passed away peacefully on February 10, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Veva is survived by her husband of 58 years Donald Edward Johnson, her 6 children Kimberly Johnson of Sayre, PA, Donald (Patricia) Johnson of Sayre, PA, Thomas (Lorrie) Johnson of Sayre, PA, Timothy Johnson of Sayre, PA, Lindon (Yvonne) Johnson of Sayre, PA, and Susan (Charlie) Fulmer of Waverly, NY, grandchildren Michelle Stirewalt, Aaron Forrest, Douglas (Heather) Perry, Cassie (Nate) Mosier, Michael Griffin, Casey Griffin, Andrew Johnson, Thomas Johnson, Jr., Janelle Johnson, Travis Johnson, Jennifer (Joseph) Loudenslager, Jason Fulmer and Jessica Bates, as well as her brother Edward (Sharon) Hooper of Colorado Springs, CO, her sister Alice Peterpaul of Orlando, FL, along with 23 great-grandchilden, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her daughter Diane Marie Johnson, parents Donald Hooper and Veva Hooper, brother Carlyle Hooper, father-in-law Raymond Johnson, mother-in-law Lorraine Towner, and brother-in-law Hank Peterpaul. Veva loved gardening, cooking, going to the casino and spending every day with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Throughout her life she was always caring and giving. She and her husband have raised two of their grandchildren Doug, and Casey, their special needs granddaughter. Veva would help anyone at any time, her door was always open and she was a mother to all who entered her home. Family and friends may call on Monday, February 15, 2016 from 11am – 1pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral services will follow at 1pm with the Rev. Robert Flatt officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations may be made in Veva's memory to: Bradford County Humane Society, Route 220, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA. –Funeral Home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

HORN –HAZEL C. MEIKLE, 86, of 418 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre passed away at the Robert Packer Hospital on Feb. 10, 1990 after a brief illness. Born in Galeton Nov. 24, 1903, she was the daughter of William and Bertha Ellis Horn. She was a graduate of Galeton High School and Kellogg School of Dietetics in Battle Creek, Mich. She worked in New York City, Tupper Lake, N.Y. and Walter Reed Hospital in Washington. She married Dr. George C. Meikle June 10, 1927 and helped her husband and son run their medical office in Athens. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Sayre since 1938 and was a former member of the Franshonian Society. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Elwin (Jeanne) Fraley of Wayzata, Minn., a son, Dr. Charles E. Meikle of Sayre, grandchildren: George, Robert, Catherine and Anne Meikle and George, William Elwin, Karen, Christopher and Andrew Fraley; two great-grandchildren, George III and Carl Fraley; three brothers, William C. Horn of Vista, Calif., Harry K. Horn of Alameda, Calif., and Leon F. Horn of Pamona, Calif.; sister, Jane Horn Lee of Placerville, Calif.; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband on Jan. 6, 1964 and by a brother, Walter. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens Monday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Sayre Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jackie Place officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Sayre. –Towanda Daily Review

HOTALEN –EVA H. MUFFLEY, 82, of 615 Lincoln St., Sayre died on Monday Feb. 6, 1989 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Towanda Memorial Hospital. Born April 17, 1906 in Sayre, she was the daughter of Jesse and Effie Dunning Hotalen. A lifelong Valley-area resident, Mrs. Muffley was a member of the Sayre Christian Church. She also held a membership in the ladies auxiliary of the United Transportation Union #210. She is survived by two sisters; Ruth Hull of Sayre, Mildred yale of Athens; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold in 1972. Friends may call at the Allgeier-Blauvelt Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre from 1-2 p.m. Thursday. Funeral and committal services will be held there at 2 p.m. with the Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the Sayre Christian Church. –Towanda Daily Review

 

HOWELL –MILDRED (SALLY) KIESS, 72, of Keystone Manor, Sayre died unexpectedly on Saturday March 4, 1989 at her home. She was born on Oct. 4, 1916 in Dimock, Pa. the daughter of George and Grace Gould Howell. She has been a resident of the Valley for 48 years. She was employed at the Ingersoll-Rand Company in Athens for 27 years retiring in 1979. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward (Jake) Kiess in 1965. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Linda Kiess of Gaithersburg, Md.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sheila and Robert Halton of Spencerport, N.Y., Sally and Richard Belles of Eden Prairie, Minn.; five grandchildren, Laura and Heidi Halton, Mark and Maryann Belles and Amy Kiess; a brother, Rrobert Howell of Jacksonville, Texas; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens from 7-9 p.m. Monday. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Joseph Gasper, pastor of the Athens Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre for Lung Research. –Towanda Daily Review

HUNSINGER –CLEORA M. ‘CLEO’ SARISKY, age 102, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 at the Sayre Healthcare Center. She was born Oct. 14, 1914 to Sallie and Charles Henninger in Shamokin, Pa., the youngest of seven children. She was predeceased by her husband, John Sarisky, in July of 1962. Cleo was employed for many years by W.T. Grant Company. She led a full and active life concentrating on her family and family activities. She enjoyed reading and playing Bingo and cards with her friends at her apartment complex. She is survived by her four daughters, Barbara (Allie) Babcock of Athens, Pa., Mary Sarisky of Athens, Pa., Joan (Clifford) Bowen of Warminster, Pa., and Carol (Leon) Thorp of Sayre, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Debra Madigan of Waverly, N.Y., Cindy Shaffer of Sayre, Pa., Michael Babcock of Land O' Lakes, Fla., John Bowen of Brookhaven, Pa., Suzanne Vincent of Center Valley, Pa., Todd Bowen of New York City, and Karen Fritz of Newfield, N.Y.; eight great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 at the funeral home with the Rev. Linda Rogers officiating. Burial will be held in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 12/13/2016

 

 HUNTER –SHIRLEY R. HALTON, 88, of Waverly, NY passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018 after an extended illness. Her children rejoice that she is now reunited with her beloved husband, Jim who had already left this world to be with the Lord. Shirley was predeceased by her parents, Rev. Judd L. Hunter and Daisy I. McCarty; as well as her sisters, Janice Hunter and Mary Jane Noel. She is survived by her children, Kevin of Salt Point, NY, Brian of Sayre, PA and Gay Lynn (Gigi) of Cairo, NY. Shirley dearly loved her nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Shirley grew up in Waverly and graduated from Waverly High School. She attended Houghton College for two years studying liberal arts. After marrying Jim in 1955, she was delighted to devote her life to her husband and children, but she did much more…She worked as society editor for the (then) Evening Times, substitute taught for Waverly Schools, played the piano and organ for her church, and directed church youth activities, but her greatest work, outside of her family, was owning and operating Honey Tree Day Care. Hundreds of children were blessed by her there. A small gathering of family and friends will be held at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly with Pastor Tom Hartley presiding. Burial will take place at Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens. Memorial donations may be made in Shirley’s name to Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. or Clinton Alliance Church, 1192 Centre Road, Salt Point, NY.

HOYT –NINA H. GOWAN, 92, of Sayre RD 1 passed away at the Robert Packer Hospital Wednesday Dec. 14, 1988 after a short illness. She was born in New Era, Pa. and has lived in this area most of her life. She is the widow of Clive Gowan who died in 1967. Mrs. Gowan is survived by three sons: Clifford Gowan of Athens RD 2, Larry Gowan of Cortland, N.Y. and Kenneth Gowan of Sayre RD1: a daughter, Mrs. John (Lois) Stedle of Athens RD1; a grandson, Terry at home; several other grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Iva Dibble of New Albany and Mrs. Louise Spencer of New Albany; two brothers, Dean Hoyt of New Albany and Elbert Hoyt of Springfield, Pa. She was predeceased by three children, Richard, Clive Jr. and Agnes Collins. She has been moved to the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, where friends may call on Friday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Wilmot E. Mather, pastor of the Athens United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review

 

JOSEPH F. HUGHES, 71, 124 E. Frederick St., Athens died on Thursday March 12, 1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital after an extended illness. Born Nov. 21, 1915 in Athens, he was the son of John and Catherine Fleming Hughes. He was a lifelong resident of Athens having graduated from Athens High School in 1933. He was employed at Ingersoll-Rand Company for 30 years before retiring as a supervisor in the Order Department. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Hughes served in the U.S. Navy. His memberships included St. Joseph Catholic Church in Athens, BP of Elks No. 1148 of Sayre and VFW Post 1536 of Sayre. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Champion Hughes at home: three daughters: Mrs. Daniel (Nancy) Ostrosky of Irvington, N.Y., Mrs. John (Judy) /Driscoll of Hamburg, Pa. and Mrs. Dominick (Joanne) Pulice of Harleysville, Pa.; seven grandchildren; two brothers: Robert of Waverly and Gerald of Seven Lakes, N.C.; sister, Mrs. Alice Collins of Athens; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens, Sunday from 6-9 p.m. Elks memorial services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. with recitation of the Rosary at 8 p.m. Prayer services will be held there at 9 a.m. Monday followed by a Mass of Christian burial at his church at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Joseph Conboy, pastor will be the celebrant. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the Valley Ambulance Corps or the Pulmonary Department at the Robert Packer Hospital. –Towanda Daily Review

 

PAUL WILLIAM HULING, 71, of 207 Hayden St., Sayre died Sunday June 12, 1988 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born April 8, 1917 in Wyalusing, he was a son of Edison and Edith Willson Huling. Paul was a graduate of Sayre High School and the Indianapolis School of Mortuary Science in Indiana. In earlier years, Mr. Huling served as manager of the Bradley Funeral Home in Baltimore and was later associated with the former Minier Funeral Home of Wyalusing and the Barber Funeral Home and Alteri Funeral Home, both in Sayre. He was a member of the Sayre United Methodist Church and Rural Amity Lodge #70 F. &. A.M. He is survived by a brother, Frederick S. Huling of Binghamton and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens with the Rev. Ear. Roberts of the Sayre United Methodist Church officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre. There will be no calling hours. –Towanda Daily Review

 

PHILLIP G. HUNSINGER, 84, of RD 1, Riverside Drive, Athens died following a lingering illness on Thursday June 1, 1989 at Robert Packer Hospital. Born May 16, 1905 in Colley, Pa., he was the son of Ruben and Rosena Saxer Hunsinger. Mr. Hunsinger moved to Sayre in 1924 and in 1930 he married the former Ruth Champion. He was employed by the Tioga Feed Mills for a short time and worked for a short time and worked as a machinist for the Lehigh Valley Railroad for 47 years, retiring in 1970. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and was an avid sportsman. He is survived by his wife at hoe; a sister, Elaine Yonkin of Guilford, Maine; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Richard in 1953. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral and committal services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sayre with the Rev. Rodney Saylor officiating . Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church or to the Sayre Fire Department Ambulance Corp. –Towanda Daily Review

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