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

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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by Joyce M. Tice


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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) 


HAROLD J. LANE JR., 72, of 341 N. Keystone Ave., Sayre, Pa., died at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre on Wednesday June 8, 2005.  Harold was a 1950 graduate of Troy High School and served two years in the U.S. Army, including 18 months in Japan.  He graduated from Williamsport Community College with as associate degree in Electronics in 1958.  He was known locally as the original “Cableman.”  He helped build and operate the first Valley TV Cable Co., and retired from Time Warner in 1993.  When in good health he enjoyed family outings, camping, canoeing, traveling and reading.  He was an active member of the Athens United Methodist Church for 44 years and during that time served on the board of trustee and administrate board; as well as being Scoutmaster of Troop 1 and on the scout committee.  Surviving are Harold’s wife of 50 years, Patricia Ballard Lane; son Gregory and his wife Lynne of Sayre; daughter Brenda Lane Coe; and granddaughters Rhea and Victoria of Trumansburg, N.Y.; mother Evelyn and sister Carol Lane of Troy, Pa.; brother-in-law Kenneth Ballard and nephews Norman and Wesley Ballard also of Troy.  Harold was preceded in death by his father, Harold Sr.; a brother Dale; grandson Justin Decker; and sister-in-law Dorothy Ballard.  Calling hours will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 10, with a service to follow at noon at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa.  Burial will follow the service at the Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens.  The Rev. Donald A. Anderson will officiate and Jan Lyn will be the liturgist.  Flowers will be provided by the family.  Memorials can be made to the Handicap Ramp fund of the Athens United Methodist Church, the Ronald McDonald House at P.O. Box 300, Danville, Pa. or to a charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

LANE Lora Marie Lane Fragneto

79, widow of Reginald P. Fragneto of Caledonia, N.Y., formerly of Athens, Pa., died Wednesday morning, November 28, 2012 at the Avon Nursing Home in Avon, N.Y.  Lora was born March 6, 1933 in the Town of Barton, N.Y., the daughter of Floyd and Marie Ward Lane.  Lora grew up in Sayre and was a graduate of Sayre High School. Lora attended and volunteered at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Athens for many years. Lora was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She is survived by her children, Marie Rice of Towanda, Regina (Harold) Craven of Georgetown, Ky., Jennifer (John) Condame of Caledonia, N.Y.; grandchildren, Amy Strunk, Tracy Millard-Mack, Jamie Millard, Sara Young, Colleen Craven, Brian Craven, Matthew Condame and Lindsey Condame; 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Harry Morse and Reginald P. Fragneto, a son, Craig Morse, brothers, Richard and Floyd Lane and sister, Peg Stevens.  The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St. Sayre, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at the Epiphany Parish, South Elmer Avenue in Sayre. Interment will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. The family suggests that contributions be directed to Meals On Wheels, Sayre Senior Center, 208 Desmond St., Sayre, PA 18840 in Lora’s memory.  Sayre Morning Times – November 30, 2012

 

PAUL W. LANE, 73, of 712 Main St., Towanda, died Sunday evening, Oct. 6, 2002, at the Highlands Care Center in LaPorte.  Born Jan. 23, 1929, in Wyalusing, he was a son of Charles and Rebecca Larrabee Lane.  Paul was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Air Force.  He was employed as a truck driver in the area for many years.  Paul was a member of the Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda.  He enjoyed spending time with his family.  Surviving are his wife, Dolly M. Vanderpool Lane, at home; six children, Paul W. Lane, Jr. of Waverly, N.Y., Kenneth C. Lane of Burlington, Sandra K. Young and her husband, Ronald Young, of Ulster, Michael d. Lane and his wife, Shirley Lane, of Waverly, N.Y., Kim K. Ordway and her husband, Duane Ordway, of Athens, and Dawn L. Wells of Athens; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two stepsons, John Vincent and his wife, Cindy Vincent, of Liberty Corners, and William Vincent and his wife, Diane Vincent, of Towanda Township; six step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Walker of Georgia; a brother, Charles Lane Jr. of North Carolina; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia L. Lane, in 1964; two sons, Randy A. Lane in 1978, and Donald R. Lane in 1978; and by a brother, Kenneth R. Lane in 1972.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating.  Interment will follow in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, with the Skiff-Bower VFW Post No. 1536, Sayre, according full military honors.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

LANE William I. "Bill" Lane

77, of Waverly, NY died Saturday morning, Aug. 31, 2013 at the Elderwood Health Care Center in Waverly.  Bill was born in Sayre, Pa., on Jan. 6, 1936, the son of Carl and Grace Cox Lane.  He attended school in Ulster and graduated from Athens High School. Bill enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1964, where he served four years active duty followed by four years in the Naval Reserve.  He was employed as a laboratory technician for the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens and later by OSRAM Sylvania in Towanda until his retirement in 1999.  On Sept. 28, 1991, Bill married Jane Merithew Frodsham. Bill was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir and was involved in many Church activities. He was also a member of the Waverly American Legion. He enjoyed landscaping, doing word searches, and grooming his cat, Ebony.  Bill especially loved camping with his families. He cherished his family and neighbors and will be missed by them all. He always was there to lend a helping hand for his family and friends.  He is survived by his wife of nearly 22 years, Jane; children, Bryan (Sonya) Lane of Meriden, Conn., Melissa (Joe) Powell of Alexandria, P, Robert (Dana Stewart-Rynone) Rynone of Binghamton, N.Y., Major Steven (Becky) Frodsham of Yorktown, VA, and David (Kelly) Frodsham of Hobe Sound, Fla.; grandchildren, Satchel Powell, Bradley Rynone, Lindsey Rynone, George Stewart-Walkling, Ben Stewart Rynone, Ava Frodsham, Anna Frodsham, and Jack Frodsham; brothers, Pete (Ella Mae) Lane and Butch (Marianna) Lane, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends and neighbors.   In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Watkins of Ulster.  The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Waverly United Methodist Church with Rev. Ann Canfield officiating assisted by Pastor Mark Lemmon. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens with the Valley Color Guard according full military honors. The family suggests memorial contributions may be directed to the Waverly United Methodist Church, 105 Church St. Waverly, NY 14892 or a charity of one's choice in memory of William I. "Bill" Lane.   Sayre Morning Times – September 4, 2013

 

LEVERING Cindy J. Davis

64, of Sayre, Pa., died on Monday, September 2, 2013. She was born on July 4, 1949 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late George and Jane Frisbie Levering.  Cindy volunteered most of her free time at the Salvation Army Church. She worked as an LPN at the Ashton Healthcare Facility. Cindy enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.  She is predeceased by a son, Jeremy Davis and brother, Jeff Levering. Cindy is survived by her children Chris and Jenn Davis of Candor, N.Y. and Lori and Jason Hunsinger of Milan, Pa.; grandchildren Jocelyn, Joshua, Courtney, Elijah, Emily, and Madison; her siblings and their spouses: Steven and Gussie Levering of Sayre, Pa., Mike and Sandy Levering of North Carolina, Linda and Terry Gowan of Litchfield, Pa., and Judy and Jack Duff of Horsham, Pa., as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 from 1pm-2pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. Funeral Services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Captain Debra Stedman and Captain Timothy Shaffaer officiating from the Salvation Army Church. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Cindy's memory to: Salvation Army Church, 314 South Elmer Avenue, Sayre, PA 18840.   Sayre Morning Times – September 4, 2013

 

LANGE Virginia M. Park, 91, of Athens, Pa. died on Monday, April 26, 2010 at Sayre House following a brief illness.  She was born on March 15, 1919 in Maceyville, Pa., the daughter of the late George Edward and Miriam KISSINGER Lange.  Virginia and her husband Guy were owner and operator of the Red and White Grocery Store in Athens, Pa., and the Sayre Super Duper Store. Later she worked as secretary for the Athens School District until her retirement. Virginia was a lifetime member of the Athens United Methodist Church, having joined in 1938, and was active in the Quilting Club.  She is predeceased by: her husband Guy C. Park; son Wayne Carlton Park; and her daughter Fraya Joan Park.  Virginia is survived by: her brother Bruner Lange of Lockhaven, Pa.; brother-in-law Raymond M. and Jean M. Park of Sayre, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins, and several great and great-great nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends and family may call from noon until 2 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2010, 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 Rev. Martin Bovee officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Virginia's memory to: Athens United Methodist Church, 118 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810.  April 28, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

LANGFORD - Gordon E. Langford, 83, of 213 Lilley Ave. Sayre, diedFriday, Nov. 24, 2000, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born in Athens, Sepember 16, 1917, the son of Ralph and Elsie CHILSON Langford.  He joined the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in Japan, and worked for the Athens Ingersoll Rand for 30+ years, retiring in 1975.  He was an avid golfer, playing mostly at Tamasso's Golf Club, and he coached many Little League teams, one of which was "Banks" which became a championship team.  He was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church of Athens and a member of the Masonic Lodge 70 F & AM.  His wife, Frances M. Langford, whom he married May 14, 1938, predeceased him in 1995.  A brother, Hugh Langford; and a daughter-in-law, Doris Langford, predeceased him also.  He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law; Shirley and Charles ROSSI of Waverly, NY, and Sharon and Flemming KNUDSEN of Chambersburg, PA; a daughter; E. Jean WINSTON of Philadelphia; a son: Ralph LANGFORD of Athens; 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; a brother-in-law: Clarence HORTON of Charleston, SC; and several neices and nephews.  There will be no calling hours.  A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 28,2000, at 4 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church, Athens, with his pastor the Rev. Ned CAUM, officiating.  Burial will be at a later time in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the Trinity Episcopal Church, 701 South Main Street, Athens, PA 18810.  Funeral directions of the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 Soth Main Street, Athens, PA.    Submitted by Reva Wagner from the Daily Review 25 November, 2000.

DUANE THOMAS ‘TOM’ LANTZ, 59, of RR 1, Ulster, died May 16, 1998.  Born July 28, 1938 in Sayre, the son of Ellsworth and Sadie Elliott Lantz Sr., he attended the Pilgrim Holiness Church for nearly 30 years where he served on the board.  He attended the Ghent Gospel Chapel for 15 years where he served as treasurer.  He retired from PennDOT in January 1996 due to poor health.  Tom also ran a small farm in Ghent for 30 years.  Tom enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Surviving are his wife of 39 years, Marlene J. Lantz, at home; daughter, Vivian R. Lantz of Ulster, Pa.; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Joyce Lantz of Waldorf, Md.; daughter and son-in-law, Vonita and Mark Chaisson of Clearwater, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Susanne Lantz of Barton, N.Y.; son, Dennis G. Lantz of Ulster, Pa.; daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Carl Kithcart of Ulster, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Scott and Regina Lantz, Janel and Brenna Lantz, Taylor Chaisson, Logan Kithcart, Chase Gerould; brothers, Ellsworth Lantz Jr., Joseph Lantz, Nathan Lantz, Emory Lantz, Edgar Lantz and Garth Lantz; sisters, Faith Eschenburg, Norlene Hunter, Sharon Stanton, Allegra Grenier and Delphine Bidwell; many nieces, nephews, cousins and one aunt.  Tom was predeceased by his mother in 1965, and his father in 1987; three sisters, Gwendolyn Stanton, Jewel Crystal and Hope Anna Lantz; one brother, George, and his step-mother, Geraldine Lantz.  Friends may call at the Jay L. Lowery Funeral Home, Athens Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the Pilgrim Holiness Church, Sayre at 11 a.m.  The rev. Gordon Kincaid, his pastor, will officiate with the Rev. Billie Bidwell assisting.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ELLSWORTH A. (DUTCH) LANTZ  SR., 77, of Ulster RD 1, a lifelong resident of the Valley, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1987.  Born March 24, 1910 in East Smithfield the son of Henry and Anna Kellogg Lantz, he was married to Geraldine Lantz.  Mr. Lantz was a farmer and worked for Sylvania for 17 ½ years before his retirement 15 years ago.  He is survived by his wife, Geraldine; eight sons, Ellsworth Jr. of Ulster, Joseph and George, both of Middleburg, Duane of Ulster, Nathan of Milford, Del.;, Emory of Ulster, Edgar of Milan and Garth of Williamsport; five daughters, Mrs. Charles (Faith) Eschenburg of Athens, Mrs. Duane (Norlene) Hunter of Athens, Mrs. Sharon Stanton of Ulster, Mrs. Allegra Peck of Ulster and Mrs. Douglas (Delphine) Bidwell of Athens; a sister, Leatha Whiting of Wellsboro and a brother, Luther of Milan; 48 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sadie Elliott Lantz, in 1965 and by three daughters, Gwendolyn, Hope and Jewel.  Friends may call at the Lowery funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Pilgrim Holiness Church, Sayre.  The Rev. Herbert Fisher of Howard, Pa. and the Rev. Billie Bidwell of Endicott will officiate.  Burial win be in the Tioga Point Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ELLSWORTH A. LANTZ JR., 75 of Ulster RR 1, Ghent Hill, Sheshequin Twp., went home to be with the Lord on Mon., Jan. 15, 2007 from Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born May 5, 1931 in Sayre, he was the son of the late Ellsworth A. Lantz Sr. and Sadie Elliott Lantz.  Ellsworth operated his own excavating business and sawmill at Ghent Hill for most of his life.  He was a man of many talents who loved playing guitar and also constructed his own instruments over the years.  Ellsworth possessed great faith and placed his trust in the Lord, which sustained him throughout his life.  He also possessed great love for his family and enjoyed spending time with them.  He was a member of the Ghent Hill Gospel Chapel.  Surviving are: his sons, Terry E. Lantz and his wife, Karen, of Waverly, and Jeffrey L. Lantz and his wife, Susan, of Waverly; his daughters, Cynthia Felicita of Nichols and Dawn Lantz of Wyalusing; grandchildren, Travis Lantz and his wife, Christina, Tristen Stanton and her husband, Steve, Nikki Frantz and her husband, Dean, Carla Mente and her husband, Mike, Natalie Brennan and her husband, Ray, Candice Keene, Nealsha Felicita, Tami Alliger and her husband, Mike, Torri Lantz, Mary Baker, and Samantha Walker; 19 great-grandchildren; brothers, Joseph Lantz and his wife, Rosemary, Nathan Lantz and his wife, Becky, Emory Lantz and his wife, Mary, Edgar Lantz and his wife, Virginia, and Garth Lantz and his wife, Connie; sisters, Faith Eschenburg and her husband, Charles, Norlene Hunter and her husband, Duane, Allegra Grenier and her husband, Greg, and Delphine Bidwell and her husband, Doug; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Micah Stanton and his siblings, George Lantz, Gwendolyn Stanton, Jewell Lantz, Hope Lantz, Sharon Stanton, and Duane Lantz.  The funeral service will be held Fri., Jan. 19. 2007 at 2 p.m. at the Pilgrim Holiness Church, Wilbur Ave., Sayre, with Pastor Paul Case officiating, assisted by Pastor Gordon Kincaid of the Ghent Hill Gospel Chapel.  Interment will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Friday afternoon at the church.   The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Ghent Hill Gospel Chapel, RR 1, Ulster, PA in Ellsworth A. Lantz Jr.'s memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster. –Towanda Daily Review

 

LANTZ Leatha Lantz Whiting

91, of Athens, Pa., died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital. She was born on June 27, 1922 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Henry and Anna Kellogg Lantz. Leatha was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was always willing to share her home and food with anyone in need. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, sewing, and riding motorcycles. She is predeceased by her husband Stuart Whiting; son Wayne Lantz; and grandson Joshua Fuller. Leatha is survived by her children Carson Hinds of Athens, Pa., Cleo "Sue" and Gary Horton of Athens, Pa., and Warren Fuller of Elmira, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. A graveside service will follow at Tioga Point Cemetery, 803 N. Main St., Athens, Pa., at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Linda Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.   Towanda Daily Review – August 10, 2013

 

LANTZ Lee Edward Lantz Sr.

79, of Athens, Pa., passed away on Friday, July 5, 2013, at home with his family by his side after a courageous battle with lung cancer.  He was born on July 2, 1934 in Towanda, Pa., to the late Charles and Sarah Kunzman Lantz, the youngest of eight children.  Lee graduated from LeRaysville High School in 1952, playing on the high school basketball team while in school. He was a veteran of the United States Army, and served in the Korean Conflict. During his time in the Army, he played on their basketball team and was in the Morse Code International Unit. Lee married Gladys H. Wilkins on April 11, 1953 and they celebrated their 44th anniversary prior to her passing in February of 1998. He was employed with Ajax X-Ray Foundry as a Foreman for 37 years, retiring in 1998. He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan, Syracuse football and basketball fan, Penn State fan, enjoyed watching golf on TV, especially Tiger Woods, and a NASCAR fan, cheering on Jeff Gordon. He also enjoyed his flower gardens. Lee will be missed by all who knew and loved him.  He is predeceased by his beloved wife of 44 years Gladys, daughter Lynne Fuller, grandson Joshua Fuller, and siblings Alfred, Clifton, Marleah, Kate, William, Harriet, Charles and infant brother Tracy.  Lee is survived by his children Linda and Robert Park of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Laurie and Raymond Brooks of Ashland, Va., and Lee Jr. and Carla Lantz of Nichols, N.Y.; grandchildren Linda, Robert Jr. and Jennifer, Lee III and Angel, Whitney, Ashley, Christopher, Felicia, Evan, Stephanie, Josh and Ariel; great-grandchildren Timothy, Madison, Rylee, Bailey, Krista, Chelsea, Maddox, Rylan and Zachery; dear friends Fran Simko and her family; friends and neighbors of PeaceDale Mobile Home Court; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Monday, July 8, 2013 from 10 a.m.- 11 a.m., at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Linda Rogers officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa., with military honors.  Memorial donations may be made in Lee's memory to: Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA 18848, for all their kindness and help given during Lee's illness. There are no words, so please donate on behalf of others that need assistance. Thank you to all dad's friends and neighbors for their support, concern, and assistance during his illness and passing.  Towanda Daily Review – July 6, 2013

 

LANTZ - Norlene K. Hunter, 71, of Athens, died at the Robert Packer Hospital on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008 following an extended illness. She was born on Aug. 12, 1936, the daughter of the late Elsworth Sr. and Sadie Elliott Lantz. Norlene was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Athens. She worked as a custodian with Athens Area School District for 20 years. Norlene was predeceased by: her daughters, Katherine Sadie Hunter and Pearl English; her sisters, Jewell Lantz, Hope Lantz, Sharon Stanton and Gwendolyn Stanton; her brothers, Elsworth Lantz Jr., George Lantz, Joseph Lantz and Duane Lantz. She is survived by: her husband of 45 years, Duane; her sons and daughters-in-law, John and Tammy Hunter of Ulster and Manville and Denise Hunter of Hollywood, Fla.; her grandchildren, Levon Irons, Amber Irons and Cameron Hunter; her sisters, Faith Eschenburg of Athens, Allegra Grenier of Athens and Delphine Bidwell of Ulster; her brothers, Nathan Lantz of Greenwood, Del., Emory Lantz of Vale, N.C., Garth Lantz of Warrensville, Pa., and Edgar Lantz of Milan. Family and friends may call at the Pilgrim Holiness Church, 701m South Wilbur Ave., Sayre, on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008 from 2 to 3 p.m. Funeral and committal services will follow at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Daniel Waterman officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Pilgrim Holiness Church, 701 S. Wilbur Ave., Sayre, PA 18840 or to the Robert Packer Hospital, 5 Main Unit, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840. - Sayre Morning Times, 21 Feb. 2008

LANTZ - Paul J. Lantz, 69, of 102 Stedman St., Sayre, diedSaturday, Dec. 30, 1995, at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Friends may call the Lowery Funeral Home, 225, Main Street, Athens, Wednesday from 4:30 to 7 p.m.  The funeral and connital service will be held there at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Sandi Foster, Pasdtor of the Ulster United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  The family will provide flowers. RHW 3 Jan1996 Towanda Daily Review

LARRABEE –GEORGIA V. LEWIS ALLEN, 90 formerly of Page Manor, Athens died at the Bradford County Manor Sept. 10, 1988.  She was born in Terry Township, Bradford County on Feb. 14, 1898, daughter of J. Leroy and Mary Chilson Larrabee.  She moved to the Valley after her marriage to Robert Lewis in 1917.  She was a member of Athens United Methodist Church, Athens Senior Citizens and the Athens Chapter of D of A.  She is survived by sons; Donald J. Lewis of Sheep Ranch, Calif. and Kenneth R. Lewis of Sayre; daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Shaffer of Athens RD 1 and Mrs. Alberta Fice of Towanda; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens on Monday from 7-9 p.m.  The funeral and committal service will be held Tuesday at the funeral home at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Wilmot Mather, her pastor officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga point Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to Athens United Methodist Church.  –Towanda Daily Review

LATINI, Lena M. LATINI, 85, formerly of 512 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003 at the Sayre House Inc..  Born April 30, 1918 in Sayre, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Nazzarena Quattrini Latini.  Lena was a graduate of Sayre High School, Class of 1935.  In earlier years, Lena was employed by Blue Swan in Sayre and later was employed by the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens as an executive secretary for many years until her retirement in 1980.  She was a member of the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre.  Lena enjoyed animals and reading.  Surviving are: her sister, Louise Garfield of Sayre; two brothers, Alfred Latini of Patterson, N.J., and Orlando Latini of Athens; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Gabriel and Paul Latini; and a sister, Nancy Dinan.  There are no calling hours.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Dec. 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, South Elmer Avenue, Sayre, with the Rev. William Karle, pastor, as celebrant.  Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Sayre Public Library, 122 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840; or to Stray Haven Animal Shelter, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY 14892 in Lena M. Latini's memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre.

LATINI - Louise L. Latini Garfield, 93, of North Elmer Avenue, Sayre, Pa., formerly of South Waverly, Pa., diedTuesday morning, March 24, 2009, at the Elderwood at Tioga Nursing Facility, Waverly, N.Y., following a brief illness.  Born Feb. 10, 1916, in Sayre, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Nazzarena Quattrini Latini.  Louise attended Sayre High School and was employed by Endicott-Johnson Shoe Co. in Owego, N.Y., for several years.   On Aug. 23, 1941, she married Joseph A. Garfield at the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre, who preceded her in death on April 12, 1997.  She was later employed by the Nellie Saunders Dress Shop in Sayre and by the Sayre High School cafeteria until her retirement.  Louise was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in South Waverly, and its Altar and Rosary Society.  Her life encompassed her home and family. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and was a talented seamstress.  Surviving are: her daughter, Andrea Furman, and her husband, Gary, of Sayre; her son, attorney Michael Garfield and his wife, Marianne, of Summit Hill, Pa.; four grandchildren, Amy Chapman of Bethlehem, Pa., Anita McArdle and her husband, Paul, of Summit Hill, Christopher Furman and his fiancée, Melissa, of North Augusta, S.C., and Amanda Sattazahn and her husband, Steve, of Harrisburg, Pa.; two great-grandchildren, Nicholas McArdle and Riley Kate McArdle; her brother, Orlando "Londy" Latini of Athens, Pa.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents, Joseph and Nazzarena Quattrini Latini, and husband, Joseph A. Garfield, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Nancy Dinan and Lena Latini, and her brothers, Paul Latini, Gabriel Latini and Alfred Latini.  A prayer service will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, March 30, at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Division Street, South Waverly, Pa., with the Rev. Vincent Langan, pastor, as celebrant.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre.  Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Rehabilitation Center at the Elderwood at Tioga Nursing Facility, 37 N. Chemung St., Waverly, NY 14892, or to the Oncology Department, Second Floor of the Guthrie Clinic, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840, in Louise L. Latini Garfield's memory.  RHW  25 March 2009 Towanda Daily Reviw.

LATINI Orlando P. - Orlando P. "Londy" Latini, 85, of Athens, Pa., died
Thursday, July 15, 2010 at home following a brief illness. He was born on Sept. 4, 1924 in Sayre, Pa., a son of the late Joseph and Nazzarenna Quattrini Latini. Londy graduated from Sayre High School in 1942. After graduation, he entered the United States Army, where he was deployed to Europe serving in the 35th Infantry, 134 Regiment in the Battle of the Bulge until the end of the war. Upon his return, he studied at Penn State and then graduated from Delhi with a degree in the building trades. He was employed with the Ingersoll Rand in Athens for 40 years, retiring in 1990. Londy was an avid Penn State fan, enjoyed woodworking, and dancing at Teaoga Square. He is predeceased by his wife Joyce, brothers Paul, Gabriel, and Alfred, sisters Louise, Lena, and Nancy, and granddaughter Katie. Londy is survived by his children James Latini and his friend Debra Vaughn of Williamsport, Pa., Thomas Latini of Towanda, Pa., Vincent Latini of Waverly, N.Y., Lisa (Steve) Alexander of Sayre, Pa., Martha (Greg) Shuman of Rome, Pa., and Jeffrey (Beth) Symeslatini of Almond, N.Y.; grandchildren Annelise Latini of Fairfax, Va., Gabriel Latini of Asheville, N.C., Peter Latini Leonard of Cleveland, Ohio, Nathan and Nicholas Alexander of Sayre, Pa., Wyatt and Haley Shuman of Rome, Pa., and Elijah, Sophia, and Jonah Symeslatini of Almond, N.Y.; sisters-in-law Lillian Latini of Paterson, N.J. and Greta Flanagan of Chemung, N.Y., brother-in-law Roland Thomas of Lowman, N.Y., special friend Betty Evans of Sayre, Pa., and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 18, 2010 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, July 19, 2010 at Church of the Epiphany, 304 South Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa., with Rev. Vincent Langan officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the: Stray Haven, 194 Shephard Road, Waverly, NY 14892 or Athens Business Association, Band Fund, P.O. Box 255, Athens, PA 18810. - Towanda Daily Review, July 16, 2010

LATTIMER –HATTIBE B. SCHRADER, 79 formerly of sou8th Street, Athens died Monday, June 9, 2003 at the Dar-Way Nursing home, Forksville.  Born in Barton, N.Y. on Nov. 19, 1923 she was the daughter of George and Liza Lattimer.  She was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed gardening.  Hattie worked as a crossing guard with the Athens Schools at Elmira Street and South Main Street for 28 years.  Her husband, Lee G. Schrader, predeceased her in 2001.  She was also predeceased by five brothers, Wilbur, Hiram, Carl, Earl and Harry Lattimer; three sisters, Myrtle, Charlotte and Anna and two grandchildren, Monica Schrader and Billy Drake.  Hattie is survived by two daughters and their spouses, Adelia and Gail Clark of Dushore, and Linda and Jeffrey Marianthal of Homewood, Ill.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jerry Schrader of Newfield, N.Y. and Dale and Kathleen Schrader of Gillett; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her sisters and brother-in-law, May and Steve Grover of Chemung, N.Y. and Marjorie of Oklahoma; a brother, Junior Lattimer of Wilawana, Pa. and several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call Thursday from noon until 2 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will follow there at 2 p.m. with her pastor, the Rev. Donald Anderson officiating.  –Towanda Daily Review

LATTIMER –INA C. LATTIMER FRISBIE, 79, of Athens, died March 23, 2002.  She was born Dec. 8, 1922, in Athens, the daughter of Abe and Ruth Brown Lattimer.  She worked at the silk mill in Athens, where she met her husband, James “Pat.”  She loved to write songs, play the piano and write poems.  She was predeceased by her husband, James “Pat,” in 1984; four brothers and two sisters.  She is survived by her children and their spouses, Larry and Sherry Frisbie of South Waverly, Rosemary Proctor of Sayre, James and Catherine Frisbie of Milan, Charles Frisbie and Maryann Friend of Athens, 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; and sister, Josephine Donahue of Van Etten, N.Y.  Friends and family may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens.  The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at the funeral home.  The Rev. Linda Rogers will officiate.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review.

LATTIMER -  Jack Louis Lattimer, age 69, of 4876 Centerville Rd, Sayre, PA diedon April 18, 2009 with his family at his side. Jack was born October 31, 1939 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Jack was a life long resident of Sayre during his childhood and adult life. Jack married Beverly A. Blauvelt on August 27, 1960. He is survived by his wife of 48 years Beverly (Blauvelt) Lattimer at home, two daughters Robin and Larry Wing of Knoxville Tennessee, Joyce and Leon Pollock of Athens, Pennsylvania, and son Stephen Lattimer of Sayre, Pennsylvania, his loving grandchildren Melissa and Amanda Pollock, Kristin Wing and Stephen Lattimer, and one very special great grandson Aidyn Pollock-Sinsabaugh, (pronounced Eden by his Grampa), his sisters Marlene Enlow of Sayre, PA and Janice and Bill McNeal of Virginia Beach, VA. Special friends Kenny and Lanna Wolcott, Duane and Naomi Wolcott, and Ed and Doris Ferguson all of Sayre, Pa. Jack was predeceased by his parents Louis and Margaret (Peg) Lattimer, sister Beverly King, brothers Robert Paul Lattimer and Richard (Dick) Lattimer. Jack loved hunting and camping with family and friends and spending his winters in Frost Proof, Florida with his loving wife Beverly. Jack was especially fond of making "redneck" dough-baby biscuits over many campfires while camping or at gatherings held at many backyard picnics. Jack was a former Marine serving our country from 1958 to 1964 as a Military Police stationed in Hawaii. Upon his honorable discharge from the military, Jack worked as a machine setup person for the former Thatcher Glass (now Anchor-Hocking) in Elmira, NY. Jack retired after 39-1/2 years of employment. A time of gathering with family and friends for visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Wednesday April 22, 2009 and Thursday April 23, 2009 from 10 am to 11 AM at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY Funeral services will be held at the end of calling hours at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.. Burial with full military honors will be held Thursday, April 23, 2009 in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, Pa with a burial site service. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Wilawana United Methodist Church in care of Pam Secrist, 5430 Vetter Rd., Sayre, PA 18840.

LATTIMER Jack - Loved hunting and camping with family and friends.  Jack Louis Lattimer, age 69, of 4876 Centerville Rd, Sayre, Pa. diedon April 18, 2009 with his family at his side.  Jack was born Oct. 31, 1939 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Jack was a life long resident of Sayre during his childhood and adult life. Jack married Beverly A. BLAUVELT on Aug. 27, 1960.  He is survived by his wife of 48 years Beverly (Blauvelt) Lattimer at home; two daughters Robin and Larry Wing of Knoxville, Tenn., Joyce and Leon Pollock of Athens, Pa., and son Stephen Lattimer of Sayre; his loving grandchildren Melissa and Amanda Pollock, Kristin Wing and Stephen Lattimer, and one very special great grandson Aidyn Pollock-Sinsabaugh, (pronounced Eden by his Grampa); his sisters Marlene Enlow of Sayre and Janice and Bill McNeal of Virginia Beach, Va.; special friends Kenny and Lanna Wolcott, Duane and Naomi Wolcott, and Ed and Doris Ferguson all of Sayre.  Jack loved hunting and camping with family and friends and spending his winters in Frost Proof, Fla. with his loving wife Beverly. Jack was especially fond of making “redneck” dough-baby biscuits over many campfires while camping or at gatherings held at many backyard picnics. Jack was a former Marine serving our country from 1958 to 1964 as a Military Police stationed in Hawaii. Upon his honorable discharge from the military, Jack worked as a machine setup person for the former Thatcher Glass (now Anchor-Hocking) in Elmira, N.Y. Jack retired after 39 1/2 years of employment.  A time of gathering with family and friends for visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday April 22, 2009 and Thursda, April 23, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, N.Y. Funeral services will be held at the end of calling hours at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial with full military honors will be held Thursday, April 23, 2009 in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, Pa. with a burial site service. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Wilawana United Methodist Church in care of Pam Secrist, 5430 Vetter Rd., Sayre, PA 18840.

LAWLER - Robert T. Lawler, 64, of 108 Chemung St. Athens, died on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, at the Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness. He was born on Aug. 31, 1943 in Scranton, Pa., the son of the late Patrick and Rita “June” Smith Lawler. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Athens and he was a graduate of Scranton Tech. In 1962, Robert enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged in 1968 after serving in Vietnam. He was a member of the L.U. 81 I.B.E.W., American Legion, Scranton, and the Skiff Bower Post 1538 V.F.W. in Sayre. He enjoyed bowling, gardening, hunting, fishing and breakfast with his buddy, Patrick Barry. He was a very loving husband, father and grandfather. He is predeceased by his uncles, Tom Lawler and Bud Smith, and a brother-in-law, Dale Coyle. Robert is survived by: his wife of 32 years, Ann Marie (Coyle) Lawler; his children, Robert “Rob” P. and Maria Lawler of Dunmore, Pa., and Terese and Raymond Kelly of Scranton, Pa.; his grandchildren, Nicholas and Christian Lawler of Dunmore, Pa., and Matthew and Alyssa Kelly of Scranton, Pa.; and his cousins, Michael and Mary Walsh of Peckville, Pa., and Marnell and Butch Harding of Scranton, Pa. Friends and family may call on Sunday, March 2, 2008 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc, 225 South Main Street, Athens. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, March 3, 2008 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 205 North Main Street, Athens, with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery. - Sayre Morning Times, 29 Feb 2008

LEARN Brian Dennis
Formerly of Elmira, NY  - Age 61, of Devonshire Drive, Chesapeake, VA, entered into his Eternal rest on Friday, November 23, 2007, at his home surrounded by his loving family after a 16-month battle against brain cancer. Brian was born January 13, 1946 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of the late Lyle J. and Katharyn (William) Learn, and raised in Elmira, NY. He graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1964 where he met and then later married the love of his life, Maxine Pierce. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 42 years, Maxine; his sons, B. Scott and Ann Tobey Learn of Goldsboro, NC, Wade G. Learn of Norfolk, VA, Scott A. Pryde of Reisterstown, MD; grandchildren, Joshua W. Learn of Norfolk, VA, Steven C. Learn of Jacksonville, FL, Valerie M. and Ariel K. Pryde of Reisterstown, MD. He is also survived by his brother, David and Philenda Warren of Elizabethtown, PA; his brothers-in-law, John A. Pierce of Pine City, NY, Kenneth L. Pierce with Rebecca Tinker of Bowling Green, KY; and close cousin, Karen Benjamin of Pine City, NY; as well as numerous other cousins and relatives, and a host of very special friends. While living in Elmira, he worked for Westinghouse, Spaulding Bakery, and Joy Automatics Division of Servamation, Inc. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family. He was a member of Westside United Methodist Church and also a former member of the Southport Volunteer Fire Department. After moving to Virginia Beach in 1986, he continued working in route sales for various bread companies in the area. He retired from the Lillian Vernon Corporation in January 2007 due to his illness. He then volunteered as a substitute driver with the Chesapeake Meals on Wheels. He is a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Chesapeake, Virginia. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904 on Wednesday, November 28, 2007, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring his life will take place on Thursday, November 29, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. with Bob Moran and Art Thompson celebrating Brian's service. Interment will follow in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. At Brian's request, memorial donations should be directed to the Brian Learn Memorial Fund at the American Brain Tumor Association, 2720 River Road, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 11/26/2007 - 11/27/2007.

 

LEE Beatrice M. (Lee) Simons

age 81, of Columbia Cross Roads, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, after an extended illness.  She was born July 24, 1929 in New Albany, Pa., daughter of the late Rory and Rosa Lee.  Bea was a member of the Federated Church of East Smithfield and a longtime member of the "Good Neighbor Club." She stitched many warm quilts for needy families wither dear friends and neighbors. Bea was employed at the Extension Office in Towanda for several years where she worked with local families to make healthy meals. She was a well-known baker for over 60 years. She will long be remembered for her beautiful wedding cakes. In her younger years she was a talented wallpaper hanger in the area. Previously she had worked at Binnie Dipple's Gas Station and Snack Bar. She also worked for a time at Sanctuary Hill Animal Shelter.  She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Charlie and Bonnie Simons, Lee and Diane Simons, also son, Alan Simons, her caregiver for several years with whom she resided; her sisters, Anna and Aubrey Cole of Athens, Ruth and Kenneth Shipman of Barton, N.Y., Susan and Richard Comstock of Wellsburg, N.Y.; brothers, Bob Lee of E. Smithfield, Perry Lee of Florida, Joe and Jeannine Lee of Virginia; sisters-in-law, Grace Lee and Jean Lee; special niece, Rosemary Forrest; grandchildren, Joy and Laurali Simons, Lisa and Tom Simons, Terry and Amy Simons, Donna and Tim Ackley, Mitchell Ackley Jodie, Jason, Paige and Blake Lamphere; several grandchildren; step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren along with several nieces, nephews and friends.  Her parents; husband, Albert Simons; and son, Scottie Simons; predeceased Bea.  Family and friends are invited to call from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy. Her service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. with Reverend Stan Gill of the East Smithfield Federated Church officiating. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorials are directed to Bradford County Manor Activities Fund, RR3 Box 322, Troy, PA 16947, or to the Sanctuary Hill Animal Shelter, East Smithfield, Pa.  The Simons family would like to thank Bonnie Simons for her excellent daily care that she gave to Bea.  Towanda Daily Review – January 7, 2011

 

LEE Juanita Robinson

95, of Sayre, Pa., died on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the Sayre Health Care, with her loving sons at her side.  She was born in Swain, Ark. She lived a few years in Denver, Colorado before moving to Bradford County, Pa.  Juanita worked as a seamstress at the former Sayre Lingerie Company before her retirement. She loved raising house plants, making beaded crafts and jewelry, and spending time with her grandchildren. She also was an avid Yankee fan.  Juanita is survived by her sons Lonnie (Marianne) Cole of Tampa, Fla., Paul (Carol) Robinson of Sayre, Pa., and Kenneth (Donna) Robinson of East Smithfield, Pa., and son-in-law John Pelachik of South Waverly, Pa. She also had nine beloved grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents George and Effie Lee and a daughter Barbara Pelachik (Cole).  A Memorial Service will be held at the Chemung Christian Fellowship Church in Chemung, New York for Family and Friends on Sunday, March 10, at 2 p.m.  Burial will be at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Sayre Morning Times – March 8, 2013

 

LEE Virginia Ann “Ginny” CASE, 64, of Troy, PA, died November 7, 1995 at her home after an extended illness.  Mrs. Case was born on July 10, 1931 in Sylvania, PA, the daughter of the late Floyd and Beatrice (Ludington) Lee.  She had been employed by the Martha Lloyd School in Troy for 10 years; she had also been employed by Eureka Specialty Printing in Troy and Westinghouse in Elmira, NY.  Mrs. Case was an active participant of the Leona United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Case is survived by sons and daughter-in-law, Richard Lyle an Suzanne Case of Mansfield, PA and David Lee Case of Annapolis, MD; granddaughter, Ashley Suzanne Case and Erin Elizabeth Case, both of Mansfield; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Joan Grace of East Troy; and special cousin, Minnie Nenninger of Troy who assumed the responsibility of raising Ginny after Ginny’s mother’s death.  Mrs. Case was the wife of the late Richard L. case who died October 24, 1985.  Memorial services were held November 10 at the First United Methodist Church of Troy with the Rev. Maxine Mills officiating and burial to be in the Tioga Point Cemetery.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 413 S. main St., Athens, PA 18810.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, November 16, 1995

LEGGE  WELCH,  Mark R. WELCH, 42, of Sayre, died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 27, 2003 at home.  Born June 30, 1960 in Endicott, N.Y., he was the son of Richard and Frances CHENEY LEGGE.  He was a graduate of Tioga Central High School and R.S.I. Air Conditioning and Refrigeration in Arizona.  He was an assistant scoutmaster of Troop 9 in Athens.  He was a member of the Sayre Christian Church and founded the N-A Group (Narcotics Anonymous) at the church.  His biggest love and accomplishment was his kitchen wizardry.  He is survived by: his wife, Brenda WELCH, at home; children, Ryan WELCH, at home, Terry Lynn WELCH and Trisha WELCH, both of Tioga Center, N.Y., and Raymond WELCH and Timothy WELCH, both of Ohio; his mother, Frances LEGGE of Tioga Center. He is also survived by: sisters and brothers-in-law, Theresa and Robert PODMENIK of Michigan, Holly and Joseph SCOTT of Florida and Lindy and Robert HOLLENBECK of Owego, N.Y.; brother and sister-in-law, Richard Jr. and Nancy LEGGE of Candor, N.Y.; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  His father, Richard, predeceased him.  Family and friends may call Wednesday, April 30 from 1-3 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral and committal services will follow Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with his pastor, the Rev. James DONAHOO, officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.

LENT ADELINE
Campion, Mrs. Adeline Lent-died Sunday afternoon, Nov 4, at 4 pm at Athens. She is survived by her son, Frank Bill Lent of Vestal; three grandchildren, Susan, Frank and Virginia; two sisters, Mrs. Harry Sdonia of Elmira Heights and Mrs. Hiram VanNess of Towanda; three brothers, Edwin Lent, Robert Lent of Towanda and George Lent of Spring City, Pa. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the home for relatives at 1:30 and at the church at 2:00. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.

PAULINE B. LEONARD, 98 of Athens died Monday, April 14, 2003 at the Valley Inn Personal Care Home.  She was born May 24, 1904 in Athens the daughter of the late Arthur and Lena Rothloff Leonard.  She was a graduate of Athens High School and worked for many years in Newberry’s Store in Sayre.  There are no surviving relatives.  She is survived by many special friends including Margaret Kitner and family of Tunkhannock, Pa. and Marsha Zwierlein and family of Sayre.  Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Athens with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  –Towanda Daily Review

LEPKOSKE
Marion M. Of 106 Hayden St., Sayre, PA, died Tuesday evening, October 2, 2001 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. Born July 20, 1928 in Blossburg, PA she was a daughter, Michael and Sophia Pusz Maciel. Marion was a graduate of Southside High School, Elmira, NY and attended Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Elmira College, and Penn State University. She owned and operated Maciel Beauty Shop on Mohawk St. in Sayre for 20 years and later was employed as a real estate agent with Century 21. Marion enjoyed Polka dancing. She is survived by: a son and daughter in law: Michael J. and Diana Struski of San Antonio, Texas; a daughter and son in law, Sonia and Timothy Haggerty of Sayre; a daughter, Saundra Struski of Chemung, NY; grandchildren: Shelly Melton of Vossier City, Lousianna, Ryan Struski of San Antonio, TX, Timothy Haggerty of Sayre, Walter Sparbanie of Elmira, NY; stepchildren: Paula Jonas of Michigan, Martin Lepkoske of Avon, Fla.; step-grandchildren: Lissa Jonas of Portland, Oregon, Susan Jonas; step great grandchildren: David and Daniel Boyanowski; a brother, Michael Maciel of Sayre; sisters, Adaline Koryl of Syracuse, NY, Betty Kole of Mansfield, PA, Agnes Woycik of Elmira, NY, Theresa Corbell of Horseheads, NY; a sister and brother in law, Leona and Leo Frederick of Arnot, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Lepkoske in 1991, a son, Joseph Struski in 1990, a brother, Stanley, sisters, Bernice, Mary and Vera. The family will receive friends Friday morning from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at the Alteri Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre followed by a funeral service at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with the Rev. Vincent Langan, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Church, S. Waverly officiating. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. The family suggest that memorial contributions, may be made to the Great Valley E.M.S., 904 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840 in Marion Lepkoske's memory.

LeTORRE Rocco R. LeTorre
89, of Sayre, Pa., formerly of Woodstown, N.J., died
early Wednesday morning, October 20, 2010 at his home. Born August 22, 1921 in Camden, N.J., he was the son of the late Anthony LaTorre and Josephine Zarreli LaTorre. He was a veteran of World War II,  having served in the US Army. Rocco was the owner of the LaTorre Concrete Company and was a successful contractor and developer in Southern New Jersey.  He is survived by his son, Mark A. Phifer and his wife, Annette, of Athens, Pa.; grandchildren, Christina Phifer, Christopher Phifer, Mark Phifer Jr.,and Melissa Grzelaczyk; great-grandaughter, Abby Grzelaczyk; sisters, Nancy Myers of Florida, Marie Agostenalli of Turnersville, N.J.; brothers, Anthony LaTorre of Turnersville, N.J., Alphonse LaTorre of Somerdale, N.J.; a niece, Nancy Croge; and a nephew, Paul Agostenalli Sr. He was preceded in by his wife of 47 years, Phyliss R. Diezel LeTorre on February 15, 2009; son, Bruce LeTorre; brother, Eugene LaTorre; and sister, Mary LaTorre.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa., with the Rev. Wieslaw M. Ziebacz, assistant pastor of the Epiphany Parish, Sayre, officiating.  Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to The Bridge, in care of Pat Wanck, Treasurer, P.O. Box 202, Sayre, PA 18840 in Rocco R. LeTorre’s memory. - Sayre Morning Times, October 21, 2010

 

LEVERING Cindy J. Davis

64, of Sayre, Pa., died on Monday, September 2, 2013. She was born on July 4, 1949 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late George and Jane Frisbie Levering.  Cindy volunteered most of her free time at the Salvation Army Church. She worked as an LPN at the Ashton Healthcare Facility. Cindy enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.  She is predeceased by a son, Jeremy Davis and brother, Jeff Levering. Cindy is survived by her children Chris and Jenn Davis of Candor, N.Y. and Lori and Jason Hunsinger of Milan, Pa.; grandchildren Jocelyn, Joshua, Courtney, Elijah, Emily, and Madison; her siblings and their spouses: Steven and Gussie Levering of Sayre, Pa., Mike and Sandy Levering of North Carolina, Linda and Terry Gowan of Litchfield, Pa., and Judy and Jack Duff of Horsham, Pa., as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 from 1pm-2pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. Funeral Services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Captain Debra Stedman and Captain Timothy Shaffaer officiating from the Salvation Army Church. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Cindy's memory to: Salvation Army Church, 314 South Elmer Avenue, Sayre, PA 18840.   Sayre Morning Times – September 4, 2013

 

LEWIS –MRS. HELEN A. MERRILL age 90 formerly of Litchfield, Pa. died Wednesday, April 15, 1987 at the Bradford County Manor in Troy after an extended illness.  She was born on Towner Hill, PA. Nov. 22, 1896, the daughter of William G. and Ellen T. Taylor Lewis.  She was a lifelong resident of the area, a member of the Litchfield United Methodist Church for 50 years and a member of the WCTU, the Diahoga Grange of East Athens and the Athens Senior Citizens.  She and her late husband, Alfred R. Merrill, who preceded her in death in 1969, owned and operated their farm in Litchfield for many years.  She is survived by two sons, George R. Merrill of Sayre RD 1 and William T. Merrill of Athens RD 2; two daughters, Mrs. Unis Campbell of Sayre RD 1 and Mrs. Howard (Emma) Wiles of Athens RD 1; 27 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens, Friday from 7-9 p.m.  The funeral will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 1 p.m. Rev. Carl J. Crawford, pastor of the Litchfield United Methodist Church will officiate.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorials may be directed to the Litchfield United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

LEWIS Alberta Ruth Fice "Bert"

85, of Woodbridge, Va., died Feb. 17, 2011 at Mount Vernon Hospital.  She was born in Athens, Pa., on Dec. 31, 1925, to the late Robert and Georgia Lewis. She enjoyed volunteering her time on Election Day counting votes and enjoyed playing bridge. Bert loved her grandchildren and her puppies, Teddy and Cricket.  Including her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Graydon Fice; one sister, Phyllis Shaffer; two brothers, Donald and Kenneth Lewis; and one step-grandchild, Grant DenHerder.  She is survived by her son, Steven C. Fice and his wife Susan of Dumfries, Va.; two grandchildren, James and Charles Fice of Richmond, Va.; one step-grandchild, Jodi White of Manassas, Va.; five great-grandchildren, Morgan, Avery, Walker, Hailey, and Reagan White.  She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews; her niece Joey Traver was always there to help during Bert's times of need. A life celebration service was held at noon on Monday, Feb. 21, at Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home, 13318 Occoquan Road, Woodbridge, VA 22191. Interment will be at noon on Thursday, Feb. 24, at Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, Pa.  In lieu of flowers donation may be made in memory of Alberta Fice to: American Heart and Lung Association, 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060.  Towanda Daily Review – February 22, 2011

 

WILLIAM LEONARD LEWIS, 83 of Ulster RR 2 died Tuesday evening, Oct.28, 2003 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born Oct. 7, 1920 in Towanda he was a son of Leonard I and Margaret Lewis.  William attended the Towanda Schools and in early years was employed on the farm of John Olmstead in Ulster.  William was a veteran of World War II having served in the 778th Bombardment Squadron, U.S. Army Air Force in central Europe.  He was formerly employed by the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens and by the Ulster Township Road Department.  Prior to his retirement in 1983, William served as a security guard for the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens.  He was a member of the Fort Sullivan American Legion Post No. 246 in Athens and enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing.  Surviving are his twin children, John W. Lewis of Ulster RR 2 and Jean M. Kessler and her husband, Brian Kessler of Melbourne, Fla; his grandchildren, Denise Werner and her husband, Al Werner of Elmria, N.Y., Amy Franks and her husband, Michael Franks of San Diego, Calif. and Christina Smith of Elmira; six great-grandchildren, Allison, A.J. and Katherine Werner, Kyle Smith and Mechelle and Sara Franks and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha A. Northrup Lewis on Nov. 30, 1995; two sisters, Josephine Conrad and Angeline Wilcox and seven brothers, Phil, Guy, Hugh, DeLancen, Kennard, Harvey and Lewellyn Lewis.  A graveside memorial service will be held Friday Oct. 31, 2003 at 2 p.m. at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens with the Rev. James Donahoo, Pastor of the Sayre Christian Church officiating.  Skiff Bower VFW Post No. 1536, Sayre will accord full military honors at the cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, N.Y. or to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, Pa. in William Leonard Lewis’ memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

LIBERT – John L. Libert, 69, former Arnot resident, died Wednesday, April 14, 1954, at his home in Sayre following an extended illness. Mr. Libert played baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League during the 1920s. Later he was employed as an electric welder at the Lehigh Valley Railroad’s shops at Sayre. He was a member of the Sayre Presbyterian Church and the Men’s Bible Class of the church. He also was a member of Bloss Lodge, F&AM, Blossburg. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Fred Bowen, Sayre; one brother, William Libert; and two sisters, Mrs. George Leisenring and Miss Mary Libert, Elmira, NY. Services were Saturday. The Rev. Sturat G. Wysam officiated and burial was in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. – Wellsboro Agitator, 22 April 1954

 

CHARLES S. LILLEY JR., 64, of the Merryall Campground, Wyalusing, formerly of Kingston, Pa., died Tuesday morning, April 20, 1993, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Charles was born December 6, 1928, in Towanda and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. army’s Co. A. 17th Infantry Regiment.  There are no surviving relatives.  A memorial service will be held Sunday, May 2, 1993, at 2 p.m. at the Merryall Campground Recreation Building with the Rev. Richard I. Gaustad officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa.  There are no calling hours.  –Towanda Daily Review.  (Buried Tioga Point Cemetery.)

LILLEY - MILDRED LILLEY Morris
Mildred Lilly Morris, 67, of Towanda RR 5, Sheshequin Township, PA died Sunday, August 25, 1996 at Ruth Meador's Personal Care Home, Wells Township, PA. Born May 6, 1929 in Liberty, MS, she was a daughter of the late Bradford and Nancy Lilly. Mildred was formerly employed by Paper Magic in Troy, Endicott Johnson Shoe Co. in Endicott, NY; and the former Proper Nursing Home in Athens. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Royce M. and Bernice H. Cotton of Hornbook; a daughter, Tammy Snyder of Canton, PA; a son, Robert G. Morris of Sayre, PA; four grandchildren; several brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a grandson and several brothers and sisters. Private funeral services were to be held at the convenience of the family with interment to be in Tioga Point Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda. (TGR August 29, 1996)

LINDSEY –HELEN D. MERRILL, 83, widow of Charles A. Merrill of East Athens, died early Tuesday evening, Aug. 22, 2000, at home.  Born March 13, 1917, in Liberty Corners, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Della Elliott Lindsey.  Helen was a graduate of Towanda High School and the Allentown Bible Institute.  In early years she was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda.  In 1948 she married Charles A. Merrill, who preceded her in death on Sept. 27, 1980.  Helen was a charter member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Sayre and was active in the church’s Sunday school junior church.  Surviving are a daughter; Louise Merrill of White Deer, Pa.; stepchildren and their spouses; Ralph and Alberta Merrill of Malone, N.Y., Eva and Paul Sweitzer of Sayre RR 1, and Eileen and Jack Shedd of East Athens; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister; Eugenia Horton of Watsontown, Pa.; sisters-in-law; Margaret Lindsey of Towanda, Doris Lindsey of Myersburg; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Edwin and Glenn Lindsey, and a sister, Frances Dunn.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at 2 p.m. at the Pilgrim Holiness Church, 701 S. Wilbur Ave., Sayre, with the Rev. Robert Finch officiating, assisted by the Rev. John Lum, pastor of the Pilgrim Holiness Church.  Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Saturday afternoon at the church.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests the memorial contributions may be made to the Pilgrim Holiness Church, 701 S. Wilber Ave., Sayre, Pa. in Mrs. Merrill’s memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

LITTLETON Jesse Talbot Littleton III, M.D.,

Emeritus Professor of Radiology, University of South Alabama, died May 22, 2011, at his home in Theodore, Alabama, at the age of 94, after a losing battle with cancer.  He was a world renowned radiologist, a compassionate physician, teacher, author, investigator, consultant, and developer of new x-ray devices.  Dr. Littleton was born in Corning, New York, April 27, 1917, the son of Dr. Jesse Talbot Littleton Jr. and Bessie Cook Littleton. His father was Vice-President and Director of Research at Corning Glass Works (now Corning, Inc.) and was one of three scientists who developed Pyrex. His mother was the first person to cook in glass. She was the daughter of Joseph Anderson Cook, first President of the University of Southern Mississippi at Hattiesburg.  Dr. Littleton received his early education in Corning, attended Emory and Henry College, Emory, Virginia, and completed his pre-medical education at Johns Hopkins University. He earned his medical degree from Syracuse University, where he graduated cum laude in March, 1943. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi and Phi Chi social fraternities and Alpha Omega Alpha, honorary medical fraternity. He married Martha Morrow April 17, 1943, the devoted mother of their five children.   One day after completing a medical internship at Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, New York, he was commissioned as a first lieutenant in the US Army Medical Corps, January 1, 1944. After a short tour of duty stateside, he was transferred to the 363rd Medical Laboratory in the Philippine Islands where he saw duty in Leyte and Manila. He received an honorable discharge as Captain in June 1946.  Upon leaving military service, Littleton completed a one year residency in both medicine and surgery followed by a three year residency in radiology, all at the Guthrie Clinic, Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania. He was certified by the American Board of Radiology, September 1951, and made a Fellow in the American College of Radiology (FACR) in 1960. The practice of radiology became his lifelong, highly successful, and totally satisfying career. His passion and enthusiasm for the practice of radiology never wavered.  Littleton was appointed chairman of the radiology department at the Guthrie Clinic, Robert Packer Hospital in 1953, and remained in that capacity for 24 years. He also held hospital staff appointments at nearby hospitals in Blossburg and Towanda, Pennsylvania. From 1955–1977, he was first a Clinical Professor and later a full Professor of Radiology at Hahnemann Medical School, Philadelphia, which was affiliated with the Packer Hospital. Littleton was director of the Donald Guthrie Foundation for Medical Research in Sayre from 1972 to 1977. After accepting a position as tenured Professor of Radiology at the University of South Alabama, College of Medicine, in 1977, he and his wife Martha moved to Mobile, Alabama. Upon retirement in 1997, he was appointed Emeritus Professor of Radiology at the University of South Alabama, a title he held until his death.  Of the many accomplishments to Littleton’s credit, foremost was his reputation for being the leading pioneer in this country in the field of pluridirectional tomography, a type of x-ray body section imaging. Pluridirectional tomography exams produced sharply focused detail of one section or layer of a body part being examined while excluding all structures above and below the designated section.  Littleton said, “This procedure was a new development in diagnostic radiology that provided an aid to the radiologist which could not be equaled by any other roentgen method of  that day. For example, new structures like the bones of the middle ear, small bone tumors, fractures not visible on routine x-rays, small early chest tumors and other diagnoses could be seen for the first time.” Pluridirectional tomography was the precursor to computed tomography (CT), which utilizes computers to develop and display radiographic body section images. For the next three plus decades, he conducted many types of studies to tap the full potential of what this type of tomography could do. He was a consultant to all of the major x-ray companies on the design, manufacture and implementation of  tomographic equipment during the era when this modality was at the technological forefront of radiology. His telephone rang constantly with queries from radiologist around the country asking advice about which tomographic unit to buy and how to operate it. In 1976, Littleton authored the only definitive textbook on pluridirectional tomography.  After the demise of pluridirectional tomography, Littleton’s longtime friend and colleague, Dr. Gil Brogdon, commented, “Jess, pluridirectional tomography was a victim of  high–tech ‘progress.’ However, you should not be saddened by the turn of events. Your impact on the field of diagnostic radiology with more than three decades of tomography is imprinted in the history of our specialty and will not be eroded by the sands of time.”  The transportation of injured patients, and the problems of x-raying them was another one of his interests. In 1956, he patented a stretcher with a removable top to enable transfer of patients from one surface to another, for patients who were unable to move themselves. His hands-on efforts and written studies of transportation of the acutely injured evolved into placement of the first backboards in ambulances. Studies concentrating on transportation of trauma patients and methods for triage and handling mass casualty accidents continued until his retirement. He also designed a dedicated x-ray device called the “Traumex,” in 1979. This machine was primarily for x-ray examination of trauma patients. It allowed an injured patient to be x-rayed from any angle without moving the patient. The units sold well in the states and abroad before the advent of emergency CT examinations. Among his other scientific innovations were: a plastic, wire and bone test object called the “Littleton 3M Phantom.” This allowed radiologists and technologists to do maintenance testing of their tomographic equipment; he had special glasses made to protect the eyes of patients undergoing middle ear tomography from excessive radiation; he developed test objects of unembalmed frozen cadavers that simulated real patients and could be x-rayed any number of times for various research studies with no concern for radiation dose exposures.  Littleton was the first radiologist to show that cancerous lung masses would enhance when a patient was injected with a contrast media (commonly called a dye) whereas a benign lesion would not. This study was published and was also presented in exhibit form.  A major project was the writing of a comprehensive book on anatomy of the chest published in 1994. For this “Chest Atlas,” human unembalmed frozen cadavers were used as specimens to maintain true body color and organ shapes. Thin anatomic sections, each from a different angle, were labeled and compared side-by-side with corresponding images of pluridirectional tomography, computed tomography (CT), and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The mechanics of working with frozen material required design and fabrication of a number of innovative ideas. Littleton authored 95 publications in radiology journals, wrote four books, and eight chapters in books, developed 15 exhibits for scientific meetings, and gave approximately 200 presentations to scientific and lay groups. He served 33 visiting professorships in medical centers in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. He held memberships in a long list of professional societies here and abroad and was on numerous radiology committees. He held two government appointments, being the first consultant from radiology to the Food and Drug Administration, and serving on President Johnson’s Committee for Traffic Safety. From this latter committee came the recommendation requiring seat belts as standard equipment in automobiles (prior to that seat belts were in automobiles only by special order of the customer). In addition to medical articles, he wrote for the Police Journal, Golf Digest Journal, and several Sportsmen’s Journals. He was a Past President of Bradford County Pennsylvania Radiological Society and a Past President of the Pennsylvania State Radiological Society.  After his first wife Martha died, in 1995 he married Mary Lou Durizch who had been his radiologic technologist, research associate and co-author for many years, and later was Assistant Professor of Radiology, University of South Alabama, College of Medicine. When he wasn’t working, Dr. Littleton’s greatest passions were hunting, fishing, and golf. These pastimes he enjoyed with his family, his wife Mary Lou and her family, long time very special friends, and sometimes new friends. As a boy, Jesse learned great love and respect of the outdoors and nature from hunting and fishing with his father.  He fished the Indian River and coast of Florida, the rice paddies and ocean near Manila, salt waters off the coasts of Texas and Alabama, fresh water lakes and trout streams in New York and Pennsylvania, and salmon rivers in New Brunswick. For almost two decades he traveled with his brother Joe and friends to a camp in Labrador, Canada to fish for Atlantic Salmon. Jesse tied his own flies and made some of his own rods, including the first prototype fiber glass spinning rod, now in the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum (CFFCM), Livingston Manor, New York.  Littleton hunted the lower United States and Alaska, Canada, Russia, Mongolia, and Argentina. He heavily supported wildlife causes, associations and conservation programs. He was well read on all outdoor issues, including nutrition requirements of birds, deer and big horn sheep. Jesse told people, “The game mounts in my trophy room are preserved for posterity.” Though in later years, Jesse no longer hunted mountain sheep and big game, he spent many active years in hunting clubs near his Alabama home. At the time of his death he belonged to the Ravenwood Plantation Hunting Club on Slade Property in Washington County, Alabama.  Bird hunting was also a favorite pastime. In earlier years he shot, pheasant, ruffed grouse, woodcock, dove, quail, turkey, geese and ducks all over the country, and as the saying goes, “You can say something bad about my wife or family, but you better not say anything bad about my bird dogs.” Jesse had English Setters all of his life and also Labrador Retrievers after he moved to Mobile. In more recent years his bird hunting was confined to local dove and quail. Up until March of 2011 he ran a dove club with John Cannon called the Bellingrath Dove Club.  He was an enthusiastic golfer and after retirement hit the links two or three times a week. While his game was not what it used to be, at 91, he shot his age. Jess developed a close camaraderie with his fellow golfers at the Country Club of Mobile. Sometimes he enjoyed the friendship of his golfing buddies more than the game. He also spent time golfing with neighbors and numerous family members.  Jesse was the patriarch in every sense of the word to a large family clan, involving his children in the outdoor activities he loved — a love he wanted to pass on to them. As adults, the children look back and marvel at his patience in mentoring and staying by them through and beyond their growing-up years. Not only for the children of Jesse and his wife Martha, but also for those of Jesse’s and Mary Lou’s blended family, his enduring love could not be questioned. He never doubted in any of his children.  Jesse’s wife, Mary Lou, was his ever constant companion in his hunting, fishing, and sometimes golf endeavors. She comments, “As Jesse roamed the land to hunt, he loved every meadow, woods, hill, and mountain he ever walked or climbed.” Lou and Jesse supported each other throughout their years together, finding joy in each other and in their common interests. They read each other like a book. Some of his medical publications were the result of their joint research and clinical efforts. One need be around them for only a short time to see their devotion to one another.  Littleton was a well-mannered, agreeable man, honest to a fault, with a positive attitude. He loved a good story, of which he had an abundance. He had many friends from all walks of life in this country and abroad and especially enjoyed mentoring the many radiology residents he trained. He was an eternal optimist and toward the end said, “My long, full life should leave no cause for grief.”  He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Martha Morrow Littleton; sister, Dr. Martha Littleton Kelly; brother; Joseph Cook Littleton, former Vice-President, Corning, Inc. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Goble Durizch Littleton; five children, Dr. Christine (Tom) Littleton Ilgen, Claremont, Calif., Joanne Littleton Baker, Medfield, Miss., James (Sally) Littleton, Eatonton, Ga., Robert (Alice Cheng) Littleton, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Denise (Barry Thompson) Littleton, Mobile, Ala.; one stepson, John (Nelle) Durizch, Pittsboro, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one step-great grandchild; brother, glass artist, Harvey Littleton; brother-in-law, John Goble; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Gunnell Littleton, and Jean Goble Durrand; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.  A memorial service will be held from the chapel of Radney Funeral Home on Saturday, June 4, 2011, at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Jeff Spiller officiating and eulogy by Dr. Gil Brogdon. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. A light buffet and gathering will follow the service at Radney Funeral Home. Private interment of his ashes will be in Mobile Memorial Gardens with arrangements by Radney Funeral Home and in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania, with arrangements being handled by Jay Lowery Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to: Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program, P. O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148, or Fred and Harriet Memorial Library, P. O. Box 395, Hammondsport, NY, 14840. Sayre Morning Times – May 31, 2011

LITZINGER - Rita Delpierre, 73, died suddenly at the Rehabilitation Center of St. Joseph’s Hospital on Nov. 7, 2009.  Rita was born Oct. 12, 1936, the daughter of Clement and Agnes LITZINGER, in Patton, Pa. Rita was a graduate of Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, Pa., and worked in her younger years as a laboratory technician at Butler Memorial Hospital in Butler, Pa., and at Lee Hospital in Johnstown, Pa. She and her husband, James, were married on July 9, 1959 and recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  She is survived by her husband, James, and her two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Sheila of Sayre and Jerry and Susan of Harrisburg, Pa. She is also survived by her two dear granddaughters, Erin and Meghan Delpierre. Other surviving family members include: her brother, Joseph (Lou) Litzinger of Johnstown, Pa.; their children, Alan, Myra, Kelly and Brian; brother Edgar (Rhonda) Litzinger of Martinsburg, Pa.; her sister, Eileen, of Patton, Pa.; her niece, Jennifer (Robert) Anderson of St. Lawrence, Pa.; and her nephew, James Litzinger, of St. Lawrence, Pa. Also surviving is her former sister-in-law, Dianne Litzinger, of St. Lawrence, Pa.  Funeral arrangements are being handled by Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre, Pa. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009 at 10 a.m. Father Vincent Langan will officiate. Burial will immediately follow at the Tioga Point Cemetery.   9 Nov. 2009, Sayre Morning Times.

LIZDAS - SNYDER
Diana L. Of 107 Francis St., Sayre, wife the late H. Austin Snyder, died Nov. 1, 2005. Born October 21, 1912 in Lake Silkworth, PA, she was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Galinaitis Lizdas. In 1933, she graduated from Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA, with a Bachelor of Arts degree and later obtained graduate credits from Penn State University. Her first teaching position was at Leham, PA High School where she taught English and French as well as coaching the girls Varsity Basketball team. She gave up teaching upon her marriage in 1937. After moving to Sayre from Clarks Summit, PA, she became an active member of the First United Methodist church where she taught Sunday school classes and was part President of the Women's Society of Christian Service. As a member of the Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary, she was active during the time that the late Dr. and Mrs. Donald Guthrie were here. Mrs. Snyder eventually returned to the classroom at Waverly's Mary Muldoon Jr. High School in 1954 and retired from teaching 7th grade English at Waverly Central Schools new building in 1974 when her husband also retired as Superintendent of Schools at Sayre. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, H. Austin Snyder, in 2000, her parents, John and Elizabeth Lizdas, a brother, Charles Lizdas; and three sisters, Ruth Volcanis, Anna Tingley, and Adda Salsburg. Survivors include a son, Austin I. (Jean) Snyder of Hatboro, PA, and a daughter, Diana (David) Luellen of Elmira, NY; three grandchildren, Diana Renee (Robert) Podgornik of Scottsville, NY, Donald (Kelly) Adam of St. Louis, MO, and Suzanne (Michael) Payer of Mullica Hill, NJ; two great-grandchildren, Samantha Leigh Payer and Austin M. Payer of Mullica Hill, NJ; a niece, Ruth V. Rentschler of Amherst, NY, and a nephew, John (Jan) Salsburg of Hampstead, NC. Family and friends may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main Street, Athens, PA, on Friday, November 4, 2005 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 3:30 p.m. and will be conducted by the Rev. Diane Bently of the Sayre First United Methodist Church after which interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. Thanks to the St. Joseph's Skilled Nursing Unit Staff for their care and devotion. Memorials may be made to the H. Austin Snyder Scholarship Fund, c/o the Sayre High School, 333 W. Lockhart Street, Sayre, PA 18840, First United Methodist Church of Sayre, 200 W. Lockhart Street, Sayre, PA 18840, The Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850, or the Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shephard Road, Waverly, NY 14892.

LLOYD –ALMA L. LINDLEY, 86, Troy RR 3, formerly of South Waverly died March 14, 2000 after an extended illness.  Born in Wilkes-Barre July 6, 1913, the daughter of David and Grace Walker Lloyd she was a graduate of GAR High School in Wilkes-Barre.  She moved to Bradford County in 1940 and was a self-employed notary Public for many years.  She was a member of the Church of the Redeemer and the Church’s St. Mary’s Guild and sang in the choir.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Athens and an active member in the Republican Party, being judge of elections in South Waverly for man years.  She was predeceased by her husband, Francis in 1997.  Alma is survived by her children and their spouses; Art & Cynthia Lindley, McQueeney, TX, Mitzi & Randy Mohn, Troy and Bill & Vickie Lindley, Hunlock Creek; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Burial will be held in the columbarium of the Church of the Redeemer, Sayre.  Rector Benjamin Lentz officiated at a memorial service on March 17.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Church of the Redeemer, 201 S. Wilbur Ave., Sayre, PA.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

LOMBARDI Jack Joseph Lombardi

born Dec. 23, 1917, died September 27, 2011. He was 93 years old.  Jack was the son of the late Anthony and Lucy Lieberi Lombardi. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he graduated high school. At age 20, he was recruited into the Civilian Conservation Corps in Eugene, Ore., served two years and was honorably discharged in 1936. He was a World War II veteran and served in the U.S. Army — 590 Field Artillery Battalion in the European Campaign. He fought in places like Normandy, N. Africa, France, Germany, Italy and the Battle of Ansio. He was honorably discharged in 1945. He was employed as a horticulturist for the Department of Parks, City of New York. He retired in 1980 and moved to Sayre to be closer to his daughters.  He is predeceased by his loving wife Jean of 59 years.  He is survived by his sister Jean Tambasco and his brother Enrico Lombardi; daughters Barbara (Robert) Nowacoski, Joan (Marc) Stroker, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Family and friends may call Friday, September 30, 2011 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa.  A prayer will be read at 11 a.m. The family will provide the flowers.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorial donations can be sent to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA 18848 or Skiff-Bower VFW No. 1536, 932 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, PA 18840. Sayre Morning Times – September 30, 2011

LOOMIS
Loomis, Mark B-Athens, Nov 25- 80, of 308 North Main St, Athens, well known Athens business man and civic leader, died last night at 6:45 in the Robert Packer hospital following a three-week illness. Mr. Loomis, proprietor of the M B Loomis Coal Co., was born in Milan in 1869 and spent practically his entire life in Athens. He was treasurer of the Athens Furniture Co., before entering the coal business 45 years ago. One of the oldest businessmen in Athens, he was always active in church and community affairs.  A member of the Athens school board for 12 years, Mr. Loomis was a director and vice president of the Athens National Bank and served as an official board member and trustee of the Athens Methodist Church for many years. Mr. Loomis belonged to Rural Amity Lodge No 70 of Masons and to Diahoga Grange in East Athens. Surviving are a son, Leon E Loomis, a daughter, Mrs. Evangeline L Havens, both of Athens; four grandsons, Mark H Loomis, Waynesboro, Va, Edward U Loomis, Gordon W Havens and George L Havens of Athens; two great grandchildren, Carolyn and Sandra Loomis of Athens; three brothers, Henry, Ford and Floyd Loomis of Milan. The body will be taken to the family home tomorrow morning where friends may call until Monday when it will be moved to the Lowery Funeral Home Main St Athens. Services will be held Monday with Rev. George E Youngs and the Rev. W I Andrews officiating. Burial in Tioga Point Cemetery

LOOMIS - The Evening Times, Monday, January 26, 1931 After an illness of many months, Burt E. Loomis of 107 Cherry street died at his home about 12:10 o'clock Sunday morning, age 75 years. Mr. Loomis, who was engaged for many years in the milk business, in Wilkes-Barre, came to Athens to take up his residence after his retirement from business in 1921. While serving as Borough Councilman, Mr. Loomis was active on the building committee, and much Borough property was in his charge. During that time many improvements were made in the borough, many being attributed to Mr. Loomis' efforts. He is survived by his widow, one son, Bruce of Philadelphia, and two grandchuildren, Edna Loomis of Philadelphia and Burt W. Loomis of Athens. He is also survived by five brothers, Ralph S., of Sayre; Henry S. of Milan, Mark B., of Athens, and Ford W. and Floyd K. of Milan. Mr. Loomis was a man of powerful physique, and was much interested in the affairs of Athens. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, with Rev. Herbert Ure, officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point cemetery. Submitted by Marolyn Cole cole@cyber-quest.com

LOOMIS - (Death date--November 28, 1970) Floyd K. Loomis, 87, of Milan died unexpectedly at his home Saturday. he was discovered Sunday at 11 a.m. by a neighbor who was concerned after not seeing him as usual. Born in Milan, he had been a lifelong resident there and was the son of the late Justin and Delphine Smith Loomis. For several years, Mr. Loomis had been employed at the Milan, the Wolcott Hollow and the Ulster Creameries. He also had a milk route in the Valley. Until his retirement nine years ago he had worked as a caretaker of the Valley Stockyards for 15 years. He was a member of the Milan United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Earl of Milan; a daughter, Mrs. Judson (Lillian) Burlingame of Waverly, four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Daniel Long, pastor of the Milan United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Milan Methodist Church Building Fund. Submitted by Marolyn Campbell Cole, RR 1, Box 105, Athens, PA 18810. Email <cole@cyber-quest.com>

LOOMIS, Morris Clair, 79, of Milan, died at the Bradford County Manor in Burlington early this morning, Jan. 26, 1974.  Born in Milan on Dec. 18, 1893. he was the son of Henry and Harriett Rowe Loomis and was a member of the Milan-Ulster Methodist Church. He was retired from the Maintenance of Way Department of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carlton (Geraldine) Payne of Ulster RD 2 and Mrs. Edward (Mildred) Campbell of Milan; a son Donald, of Sayre; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Farr Funeral Home in Ulster Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home Monday morning at 11 o’clock with Rev. H. Raymond Brooks, pastor of the Milan-Ulster Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

LOOMIS - The Evening Times Morris Clair Loomis, 79, of Milan, died at the Bradford County Manor in Burlington early this morning, Jan. 26, 1974. Born in Milan on Dec. 18, 1893, he was the son of Henry and Harriett Rowe Loomis and was a member of the Milan-Ulster Methodist Church. He was retired from the Maintenance of Way Department of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carlton (Geraldine) Payne of Ulster RD 2 and Mrs. Edward (Mildred) Campbell of Milan; a son, Donald, of Sayre; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Farr Funeral Home in Ulster Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home Monday morning at 11 o'clock with Rev. H. Raymond Brooks, pastor of the Milan-Ulster Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Submitted by Marolyn Campbell Cole, RR 1, Box 105, Athens, PA 18810. Email <cole@cyber-quest.com>

LOOMIS - (note-Death date January 11, 1911--don't have name of newspaper) Mrs. Kate NcNerney, wife of Patrick McNerney, died Saturday night at the home of her brother, Henry Loomis in Milan, after a long illness from complication of diseases, at the age of 51 years. She is survived by her husband, who is now in Oklahoma and a son, Paul of Buffalo and also seven brothers: Bert Loomis of Wilkes-Barre; Ralph Loomis of Sayre; M.B. Loomis of Athens; Guy Loomis of Smithfield; Henry, Floyd and Ford of Milan and one sister, Mrs. George Chamberlain of Milan. The funeral will be held this afternoon from the church at Milan and interment will be made in Tioga Point cemetery. Marolyn Campbell Cole, RR 1, Box 105, Athens, PA 18810, email cole@cyber-quest.com

LOOMIS - The Evening Times, Friday, november 25, 1949 Mark B. Loomis, 80, of 308 North Main street, Athens, well-known Athens business man and civic leader, died last night at 6:45 in the Robert Packer hospital following a three-week illness. Mr. Loomis, proprietor of the M.B. Loomis Coal Co., was born in Milan in 1869 and spent practically his entire life in Athens. He was treasurer of the Athens Furniture Co., before entering the coal business 45 years ago. One of the oldest businessmen in Athens, he was always active in church and community affairs. A member of the Athens school board for 12 years, Mr. Loomis was a director and vice president of the Athens National Bank and served as an official board member and trustee of the Athens Methodist church for many years. Mr. Loomis belonged to Rural Amity Lodge No. 70 of Masons and to Diahoga Grange in East Athens. Surviving are: A son, Leon E. Loomis, a daughter, Mrs. Evangeline L. Havens, both of Athens; four grandsons, Mark H. Loomis of Waynesboro, Va., Edward U. Loomis, Gordon W. Havens and George L. Havens of Athens; two great-grandchildren, Carolyn and Sandra Loomis of Athens; three brothers, Henry Loomis, Ford Loomis and Floyd Loomis of Milan. The body will be taken to the family home tomorrow morning where friends may call until Monday at 10 a.m. when it will be moved to the Lovery Funeral home, 225 South Main street, Athens. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. George E. Youngs and the Rev. W.I. Andrews officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point cemetery. Submitted by Marolyn Cole cole@cyber-quest.com

LOOMIS - The Evening Times, Monday, November 2, 1931 Ralph S. Loomis, one of Sayre's oldest and best known business men, having established himself here in 1884 since when he has been continuously engaged in various enterprises, died this morning at his home, 115 South Elmer avenue, after an illness of 10 months. Uremic poisoning was the direct cause of death. "Colonel" Loomis, as he was best known, had always been interested in local civic affairs and was an active member of the Sayre lodge of Odd Fellows. For many years he was an ardent sportsman, fox hunting being his favorite pastime. He started in the livery business on coming to Sayre. Later he was engaged in the real estate business and for several years has been proprietor of the Fashion Shoppe, on South Elmer avenue which is conducted by his daughter. Mr. Loomis is survived by his widow; two daughters, Miss Mildred at home and Mrs. L.E. Baker of Sayre; two grandchildren, Gail and Joan Baker and four brothers, Mark of Athens and Henry, Ford and Floyd of Milan. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Burial will be in Tioga Point cemetery. cole@cyber-quest.com (Marolyn Cole)

LORD Georgianna Lile Wheelock
Grieve not nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as though I was beside you. I Love you so.  Georgianna Lile Wheelock, 83, of Athens, entered the arms of her Lord on December 3, 2010, at the Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock, PA, among family members. She was born on October 19, 1927 in Athens, PA, a daughter of George and Lillian (Gerould) Lord.  Georgie retired from Ingersoll-Rand in 1989 after 30 years of service. She loved to read and was an avid sports fan, spending many afternoons watching the New York Yankees, college basketball and NASCAR . Family was very important to Georgie and she filled her house with love as a dedicated mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Georgianna was preceded in death by her parents George Lord and Lillian Gerould Lord, son Donald Emmett Baker, sister Phyllis Carlin, and brothers Dick Lord and Wesley Lord, and in November by her life-long best friend Barbara Richards of Moravia, NY, a native of Athens. Georgianna is survived by her brother Tom Lord of Elmira, NY; sister-in-law Joyce Lord of Sayre; daughters and son-in-law Cheryl (Roger) Keithline of Tunkhannock, PA and Linda Wheelock of Port Richey, FL; sons and daughters-in-law James (Lydia) Wheelock of Hudson, FL,  Donald Richard (Beverly) Baker of Athens, Ronald Baker of Athens and Robert Baker of Springfield TN. Special friend and caregiver Marilyn Wood, seventeen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and many other special friends relatives and neighbors. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held for Georgianna on Tuesday, December 7th at 6:30 p.m. at the Sayre Christian Church with Rev. James Donahoo officiating. There will be a period of visitation from 5:30 p.m. until the start of the service. Burial will take place next to her mother Lillian Lord in the Tioga Point Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Sayre Morning Times - December 7, 2010

LORD –PHYLLIS E. (LORD) CARLIN entered into eternal life on Monday, April 18, 2005 at the Tioga Nursing Home in Waverly, N.Y., where she had resided since December 2004. Phyllis was a member of the First Church of God in Sayre. She was a very loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be greatly missed. She was predeceased by: her husband, Albert C. Carlin Sr.; and two brothers, Tom and Wesley Lord. Mourning her loss are her six children and their spouses, Eileen and Richard Wilbur Sr. of Spencer, N.Y., Albert Jr. and Patricia Carlin of Telford, Pa., Robert and Barbara Carlin of Meriden, Conn., Bruce and Evelyn Carlin of Endicott, N.Y., Jacquelyn Carlin of New Paltz, N.Y., and Steven Sr. and Diane Carlin of Rome, Pa.; nine grandchildren, Richard Jr. and Nicole Wilbur of Fabius, N.Y., Tina Jacintho of Spencer, Michael and Nicole Carlin of Pittsburgh, Pa., Scott and Kelly Carlin of Telford, Pa., Robin and Geoff Gibbons of Higganum, Conn., Keo and Molly Sokpecv of Alexandria, Va., Lt. Cmdr. Rebecca Carlin, M.D., of Twenty-nine Palms, Calif., William and Diana Carlin of Endicott and the Rev. Steven Carlin Jr. of Chesapeake, Va.; numerous great-grandchildren; a sister, Georgiana Wheelock of Athens; a brother, Tom Lord of Elmira, N.Y.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call Wednesday, April 20 from 7-9 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 21 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Kimberly Clark of the Sayre First Church of God officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be made in the name of Phyllis Carlin to the American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  –Evening Times Apr. 19, 2005

 

LOUSHAY J. Clayton Loushay

died Tuesday, September 25, 2012.  He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Estelle Provo Loushay; daughter Nancy (John) Helgeson of Chambersburg; son Clayton L. (Marian) Loushay of Woodbridge, Va.; four grandchildren Rachael (Christopher) Roode of Dallas, Texas, Sarah Helgeson (Shawn) Holmes of Sarver, Captain Noelle Helgeson of Albany, N.Y. and Charles (Gisela) Sturzenegger of Woodbridge, Va. and two great-grandchildren Zayne and Declan Holmes.  Clayton was born in New Albany on Aug. 11, 1918 to the late J. Lloyd and Olive Clarke Loushay. He later moved to Athens, where he attended and graduated from Athens High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he met Estelle Provo of Clarksville, Tenn., while hospitalized to have his appendix removed. They were married on Feb. 14, 1943 while stationed at Camp Campbell (now Fort Campbell) in Clarksville, Tenn. He served in the Pacific Theatre in New Guinea during World War II. After being discharged from the Army, he went to work for the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier, was promoted to Postmaster at the Athens Post Office and later Postmaster of the Sayre Post Office until his retirement in 1980.  Clayton enjoyed spending time with his family at his cottage in Fair Haven, N.Y., and in later years just spending time at home with Estelle and their cat Melody. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Athens, and until his passing, was the oldest living member of the church, having been a member for 82 years. He was a Session member of the Presbyterian Church. Clayton served as Scoutmaster of Troop 37 of the Boy Scouts of America, Athens, for 25 years, in which he was proud to have had 140 scouts receive the high award of Eagle Scout. He was a member of The Masonic Order Rural Amity Lodge and Shrine, Sons of Italy Roma Madre lodge No. 1342, V.F.W. Skiff Bower Post No. 1536, American Legion Ft. Sullivan Post No. 246, Disabled Veterans, Valley Chamber of Commerce, and was a past director of the Athens Building and Loan.   Friends and family may call from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. the funeral home with the Rev. Nelson Kopatz from the Athens First Presbyterian Church officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.   Towanda Daily Review – September 27, 2012

 

LoVECCHIO Josephine A.

Josephine A. LoVecchio, 76, a lifelong valley resident of Pennsylvania Avenue, South Waverly, Pa., died Monday evening, July 12, 2010 at the Ashton Health Care Center in Athens, Pa. Josephine was born October 6, 1933 in Waverly, N.Y., the daughter of the late Marius J. LoVecchio and Myrtie E. Moon LoVecchio. Josephine was a graduate of Sayre High School and was formerly employed by IBM in Endicott, N.Y., and by Westinghouse in Horseheads, N.Y. She was a member of the former St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in South Waverly. Josephine enjoyed gardening, reading and dachshunds. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Rudolph A. and Joan LoVecchio of Fort Myers, Fla.; sister-in law, Marietta L. LoVecchio of Horseheads, N.Y.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph M., Salvatore V. and William C. LoVecchio. A private funeral service will be held at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. There are no calling hours. - Sayre Morning Times, July 14, 2010

 

LOVELAND –BARBARA L. MULLEN, 80, of RR 3, Troy, formerly of South Waverly, died at the Bradford County Manor Friday, May 4, 2001, following a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.  Born Nov. 3, 1920 in Binghamton, N.Y. the daughter of Frank and Cathryn Park Loveland.  She formerly worked for Bell Knitting on knitting machines and at the Robert Packer Hospital as a unit clerk.  She was a member of the Sayre Baptist Church and attended the North Waverly Chapel and the Athens Wesleyan Church.  She received the Good Neighbor Award in 1970.  She was predeceased by: her husband, Raymond Mullen in 1992; a daughter, Linda Mullen in 1997; and a sister, Juanita Goodman in 1995.  Survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Marie and Ralph Towner of Lake City, Fla., Shirley and Joel Beeman of Athens, Virginia and Edgar Lantz of Milan, Esther and Kenneth Park of Sayre and Deborah and Terry Ada of Milan, and daughter Brenda Park of Athens Township; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Edna Mullen of Waverly, N.Y. and Paul and Shirley Mullen of Athens Township; 22 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and Art Coombs of Sayre; brothers and sisters-in-law,  Richard and Helen Loveland of Lafayette, Ind. And Donald Loveland and Thelma Mitchell of Waverly, NY; aunt, Helen Park of Waverly, NY; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held today at the funeral home at 9 a.m.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA, the Bradford County Humane Society, U.S. Route 220, Ulster, PA or the Bradford County Manor Activities Fund, RR 3, Troy, PA.  –Towanda Daily Review.

LOVELAND - Virginia Loveland Bostwick, 94, of Sayre, died Thursday, July 30, 2009 at her home in the company of her family.  Born February 18, 1915 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Virginia was the daughter of the Late Ida IRVING Loveland and Daniel Loveland of Athens.  Virginia was a 1933 graduate of Athens High School, where she was salutatorian of her high school class.  She was also a 1937 summa cum laude graduate of Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business and Finance, and was a 76-year-long member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and a member of the Penn State University Smeal College of Business.  Virginia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother as well as a homemaker, local businesswoman, and participant in numerous civic activities.  She will be missed by all who knew her.  Virginia was preceded in death in 2000 by Clifford Bostwick, her loving husband.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, sisters Elizabeth Loveland and Isabelle Murphy Scheithauer of Athens, and brother Daniel Loveland of Jacksonville, N.Y.  She is survived by her daughter Elizabeth Bostwick Morrison and her husband Roger C. Morrison of Little Meadows, Pa.; son John Bostwick of Cathedral City, Calif.; son Daniel Bostwick and his wife Patricia Dunleavy Bostwick of Vienna, Va.; and nephew Brian Murphy and wife Mary Murphy of Sayre.  Virginia is also survived by her grandson R. Craig Morrison, his wife Rebecca Lee Morrison, their five children Shelby, Brooke, Christian, Hunter, and Logan of Apalachin, NY; and grandson John Clifford Bostwick of Vienna, Va.  She was also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Aug. 3, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Athens, where Virginia was a lifelong member.  The Reverend Trula Hollywood will celebrate the Mass. She will be buried in the Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens following the Mass.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.  01 August 2009, Sayre Morning Times.

LUTHER - Cleo M. Merithew, 89, of Waverly, diedWednesday, Feb. 25, 2009 with her daughter at her side at the Sayre House, Sayre. Born Feb. 15, 1920 in Waverly, she was the daughter of the late Jeannette (DeForest) and John Logan Luther and wife of George Merithew. Cleo was also predeceased by a stepson, Robert Merithew, and her brothers and their wives, Robert (Margaret) Luther, Luke (Ruth) Luther, Carl (Mary) Luther, and Richard Luther. Cleo was a lifelong resident of the Valley. She worked for the Blue Swan Lingerie Company after graduation. She was a lifelong member of the Waverly United Methodist Church and a member of the Alethea Women’s Group. Cleo also was a member of the Valley Arts Association. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, quilting, and especially her painting. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and her family was her greatest joy. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 2, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Waverly United Methodist Church with Pastor Anne Canfield officiating. Family and friends may call Sunday evening from 7-9 p.m. at Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly. Those wishing may direct memorial contributions in Cleo’s name to Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung St., Waverly, NY 14892. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery at the convenience of the family. - Sayre Morning Times, Feb. 27, 2009

LUTHER - Robert DeForrest LUTHER, 85, of Tyler Street, Athens, died Sunday, June 22, 2003 at the Valley Inn Personal Care Home.  Born July 6, 1917 in Waverly, N.Y., he was the son of John Logan and Jeanette DE FORREST LUTHER.  He was a 1935 graduate of Waverly High School.  He started his employment with as a jobber for the Blue Ribbon Cake Service, then worked for several years for the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens and completed his work years at the Athens Post Office as a clerk, retiring in 1981.  He served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II, serving in Hawaii, Australia, New Guinea and the Southwest Pacific area. He was awarded the Bronze Star, three battle stars and campaign ribbons and also received the American Defense Service Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.  Bob was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church and the Wesleyan Sunday School Class and was extremely active in the numerous offices of the church; a member of F&AM No. 407 of Waverly, N.Y.; former Boy Scout Master; and a life member of Skiff-Bower VFW Post No. 1536 of Sayre. He was formerly on the Tioga Point Cemetery Board of Directors and volunteered at Robert Packer Hospital for thousands of hours and was honored for this by the Skiff-Bower VFW Post with the "Mr. Good Citizen" award in 1991. He died regular trips to Hatteras, N.J., to fish with family and friends and was an avid pinochle player.  He is survived by: his son, R. Keith LUTHER, of Athens; grandchildren, Jean-Louis LUTHER and Eric Michael LUTHER; daughter-in-law, Francine T. LUTHER, all of Athens; sister, Cleo Merithew of Waverly; sister-in-law, Mary RASMUSSEN of Waverly; special friends, Gene and Debbie NESTRICK of Athens; and his special family in Arizona, several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by: his parents; his wife, Margaret, who died Nov. 7, 1993; brothers, Lawrence LUTHER, Carl LUTHER and Richard LUTHER; beloved brother-in-law, Richard RASMUSSEN; and brothers-in-law, George B. MEROTHEW, Tom WELCH and Jerry WELCH.  Family and friends may call Tuesday, June 24 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral and committal services will be held Wednesday, June 25 at 10 a.m. at the Athens United Methodist Church, 118 S. Main St., Athens, with the Rev. Donald Anderson officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.

LYNCH -PAULINE LYNCH COOMBS, 78, of 314 Eat Pine St., Athens, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1996, at home following a brief illness.  She was born June 27, 1917, in Dushore, Pa., the daughter of Vincent and Emma Cook Lynch.  She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and its altar and Rosary Society.  Mrs. Coombs was a member of the Spaulding Library Club and Waverly Free Library Club, a volunteer for many years at the Robert Packer Hospital, volunteer for the Red Cross Bloodmobile and delivered Meals on Wheels.  She enjoyed gardening and was an avid bridge player and enjoyed crocheting.  She was a social member of the Skiff Bower VFW Post No. 1536 of Sayre.  Mrs. Coombs graduated from Dushore High School in 1935.  She was a graduate of the University Hospital of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in 1940.  She worked as a registered nurse at the Robert Packer Hospital and Tioga Nursing Home until her retirement.  She is survived by her children: Joan Kehoe of Florida, Mary McClellan at home, Harold Vincent Coombs and James Anthony Coombs, both of Athens; her grandchildren, Bryan and Michael Kehoe, Scott and Christopher McClellan, Carrie Northrup, Jessika Jefferson, Ashley and Emily Coombs; brother, Joseph Cook Lynch of Dushore, sister, Mary Alice Lynch Litzleman of Dushroe, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Zebulon Coombs on March 7, 1984.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The Rev. Joseph Sammons will hold a Biblical Wake service at the funeral home Friday at 3 p.m.  There will be a prayer service at the funeral home Saturday at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian burial at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Athens, with her pastor officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens,  Memorial donations may be made to the Spaulding Library Club, 724 South Main St., Athens, Pa. or the American Heart Association, 912 West Fourth St., Williamsport, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

LYNCH –ROSE T. SCHRADER, 55 OF 407 s. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa., died Thursday, July 11, 1985 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre following an extended illness.  She was born in Towanda on Aug. 9, 1929 the daughter of the late Edward and Sylvia McNeal Lynch.  She’s been a lifelong resident of the Valley area.  She was a member of the Epiphany Catholic Church in Sayre.  She is survived by her husband, Robert Schrader at home; three sons, Thomas and Steven of Sayre and John, at home; four daughters, Mrs. William (Jean) Forges of Athens, Mrs. David (Debbie) Adams of Athens, Mrs. Philip (Cindy) Burton of Sayre and Mary Kay Schrader at home; 11 grandchildren; three sisters; Mrs. Mary Marguerite Kemp of West Wyoming, Pa., Mrs. Agnes Hollenbeck of Wysox, Miss Anna Lynch of Sayre; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by a sister, Helen Lamberson.  Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens on Friday 7-9 p.m.  The funeral will be Saturday at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10:45 at the Epiphany Church in Sayre.  Rev. Peter Menghini will be celebrant.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens.  Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 8:30 p.m. Friday.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

LYONS Jill E. Abrams

67, of 408 Oneida St., Sayre, died at home on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, following an extended illness. Jill was born in Elmira, N.Y. on Oct. 8, 1945, the daughter of the late Paul and Annette Snyder Lyons. Jill graduated from Waverly High School in 1963 and attended Corning Community College. She was employed by Westinghouse and was later an inspector for IBM. On Oct. 1, 1966, Jill married Robert D. Abrams in Sayre. She loved taking care of her family and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, which was the thrill of her life. Jill was a talented seamstress and cook. She loved traveling, reading, music and attending concerts and musicals. Jill was a member of the Sons of Italy Roma Madre Lodge 1432, Valley Strong Women, and was a former Girl Scout Leader. Jill is survived by her husband, Robert D. Abrams; daughter, Rosannette Abrams and husband, Arthur Agnellino of Athens; son, Robert T. Abrams of Sayre; granddaughter, Alexandria Agnellino; brothers, Jack Lyons and his wife Linda, and Gene Lyons and his wife Dottie; half-brother, Ronald MacMillan; special cousin, Elaina Alexander; several aunts and uncles; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Jill is preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Annette Lyons; sister, Gretchen VanVraken; grandmother, Sadie MacMillan; sister-in-law, Joan Abrams; father-in-law, Samuel Abrams; and mother-in-law, Rose Abrams. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept 20, 2013, at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, with Rev. Vincent Langan officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Following the service interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. The family suggests memorial contributions may be directed to the Sayre Public Library, 122 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre PA 18840; in memory of Jill E. Abrams.  Towanda Daily Review – September 18, 2013

 

LYONS - HESS
Lauretta Z. Age 95, of Elmira, died on Monday, January 2, 2006, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was born on March 24, 1910 in Mountaintop, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Clarence and Florence Whitebread Lyons. She was a member of the Canine Obedience Club, and a lifetime member of the Clarence Oliver American Legion Auxiliary. Lauretta is survived by her daughters, Pat Hess of Elmira, and Donna; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home, 161 Oakwood Ave., on Wednesday, January 4, 2006, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home following calling hours at 8:00 p.m. Burial will take place at Tioga Point Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the Canine Obedience Club, Fairview Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845.
 

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