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

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens Borough, Bradford County, PA

 

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by Joyce M. Tice


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Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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

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

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



MACAFEE Betty J. Macafee
84, of Sayre, PA died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010 at ElderWood at Tioga following an extended illness. She was born March 30, 1926 in Sayre, Pa. the daughter of the late Norman H. and Eva Phrang Macafee. Betty graduated from Athens Area High School in 1944. She was employed with Guthrie Clinic in the Orthopedic Unit as an aide working closely with the Orthopedic surgeons and patients, developing many special friendships during that time. Betty then moved to the X-Ray Dept. becoming a certified technician, moving into the supervisor’s position in 1978 of the Satellite Dept. Betty was a member and past president of the Southern Tier Society of X-ray Technology, past president of the New York State Society of Radiologic Technologist, past Worthy Matron of the Sayre Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, and past District Deputy of the Order of Eastern Star, District l7. She is predeceased by her sisters Jane Presher and JoAnn Clark. Betty is survived by her sister Anna Louise Simons of Waverly, N.Y.; brother Norman Macafee of Westport, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends and family may call on Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral Services will follow at 2 p.m. at the Funeral Home with the Rev. Sharon Lowery officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Sayre Morning Times - December 23, 2010

 

MACGUFFIE –LOIS M. DAVENPORT, 95, of 925 W. Lockhart St., Sayre died Sunday Nov. 15, 1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born Aug. 8, 1892 in Waverly, she was the daughter of Matthew and Martha Morgan MacGuffie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gen. James W. Davenport on Dec. 7, 1964. A resident of the Valley area her entire live, she was a graduate of Waverly High School. Previous to her marriage she was a stenographer with the Sayre Cold Storage Company. She was a member of the Sayre First Presbyterian Church for over 50 years and an active member of the Sayre Monday Club. Mrs. Davenport is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Martha) Schreck of Sayre; three sons: James of Elmira, Robert of Stroudsburg and Warren of Wysox; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-great-grandchildren and three nieces. Friends may call at the Allgeier and Blauvelt Funeral home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral and committal services will be held at the Sayre First Presbyterian Church on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Timothy Woodruff, pastor and the Rev. Donald C. Kretzchmar of Wheaton, Ill. Officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the Sayre Public Library Building Fund. –Towanda Daily Review

MACNEAL – Bernard N. MacNeal, 78, of 300 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Sayre, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Dec. 3, 1994 while visiting in Pompano Beach, Fla.
Born Dec. 26, 1915 in Sayre, he was the son of William and Henrietta Brown MacNeal.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He worked for Sayre Floral Company, Stroemann’s Bakery and retired from Ingersoll-Rand in Athens.   Mr. MacNeal was a member of the Sayre Elks Lodge No. 1148, Sayre Skiff-Bower VFW Post No. 1536 and Sayre and Athens senior citizen clubs.  He survived by a brother, Tracey MacNeal of Rome, Pa.; a sister, Mary Tolbert of Sayre; grandchildren, Keith, Kevin and Kurt MacNeal and Kristy Haile, all of Massachusetts; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. MacNeal was predeceased by his wife, Beatrice; a sister, Eunice Ashley; a son, John; and Brothers Paul and Gerald. Friends may call Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens. The Sayre Elks Lodge No. 1148 will hold a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Vincent Langan, pastor of St. John’s Catholic Church, South Waverly, officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Sayre Evening Times 8 Dec 1994.

MACNEAL –MARY E. TOLBERT, 93, of Sayre, PA, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at The Highlands, Laporte, PA following an extended illness. She was born on March 19, 1920 in Sayre, PA the daughter of the late William A. and Henrietta Brown MacNeal. Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She worked in the Sayre Floral greenhouse and Scrivens Greenhouse for many years. Mary enjoyed camping for 33 years in Campbell, NY. She was a Member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Athens, a Lifetime Member of Athens Township Volunteer Fire Company, Life Member of The Penn York Valley Bowling Association, and Life Member of the Rebecca Lodge, Wysox, PA, serving over 60 years. She was predeceased by her husband Merle R. Tolbert, daughter Eileen B. Tolbert, son James A. Tolbert, sister Eunice, and brothers Gerald, Paul, Bernard, Tracey, and Stewart. Mary is survived by her children Lynn and Betsy Tolbert of Barton, NY and Carol and John Reed of Sayre, PA, grandchildren Grant and Amy Tolbert of Owego, NY, Keenan and Laura Tolbert of Corning, NY, Brett Tolbert of Sayre, PA, Seth Tolbert of DE, Riane and Denny Casper of Philadelphia, PA, great-grandchildren Parker Tolbert, Miles Tolbert, and Ambrose Casper, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 703 South Main Street, Athens, PA with the Rev. Benjamin Lentz officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Mary's memory to: Trinity Episcopal Church, Building Fund, 703 South Main Street, Athens, PA.

MACNEAL - Michael P. MacNeal, 36, of 161 Cayuta St., Sayre, died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 11, 1988 in Pittsburg, Pa.  He was born March 31, 1951 in Sayre, son of Paul and Violet Hakes MacNeal.  Mr. MacNeal graduated from Sayre Area High School in 1969.  Mr. MacNeal was a member of the Sayre American Legion Post 283.  He was a veteran of the Vietnam War where he served in the U.S. Air Force.  He was employed by Sperry Rail and before that was employed by Schrecks Fine Furniture.  Mr. MacNeal is survived by his mother of Sayre; five children: Michael Paul II, Jennifer, Jyl, Amy and Christopher; and one stepson, Michael R.; three sisters: Mrs. John (Ann) Bond of Jacksonville, Fla.; Helen Tracy of Sayre; and Janice Vallilee of Waverly; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father, Paul, in 1974 and a sister, Lois Stork in 1984.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church, South Waverly, with the Rev. Vincent Langan, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery with full military service.  The Evening Times.

A Mass of  Christian Burial for Michael P. MacNeal of 161 Cayuta St., Sayre was held Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church, South Waverly, with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating.  A biblical wake service was held Sunday at 3:45 p.m. at the Allgeier and Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly St., Waverly.  John Foley was organist.  Greeter was Gerald Spagnoli.  Helpers were Larry Costello and John Alteri.  Full military honors were accorded by the Sayre VFW Post 536 and the Sayre American Legion Post 283.  Members of the firing squad were Harry Earley, Glenn Frisbie, George Stoll, Albert Cryder, Edward Burns, Tom Briggs, Ed Lutz, William Carey and Ray Sklarkowski.  Members of the color guard were John Felicita, Leonard Wells, Mike McMahon, Bill Cook and Daniel Molkey.  Sergeant-at-arms was Cecil Morningstar.  The flag was folded by Cecil Morningstar and Glenn Frisbie.  Buglar was Gordon Bidlack. Color guard and firing squad captain was Glenn Frisbie.  Pallbearers were Jake Beahan, Jeff Hanaway, Mike McDonald, Bill McKinery, John Raab, James Ervin, Mike Viselli and Mark McQueeny.   Burial was in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  The Evening Times 16 Feb 1988.

MACNEAL - Paul MacNeal, Retired I-R Employee, Dies -  Paul W. MacNeal, 66, of 114 Draper St., Sayre, died last night, Nov. 18, 1974 at 8:10 at the Robert Packer Hospital where he had been admitted Monday morning.  He had been in ill health for two years.  Born in Towanda, the son of the late William and Henrietta Brown MacNeal, he came to Sayre with his parents at the age of four and resided here until his marriage after which he and his wife moved to South Waverly where they resided for 30 years prior to moving to their present address. Mr. MacNeal had been employed as a grower for Sayre Floral Co. before entering the employ of the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens in the stock room.  He retired in July of 1973. He was a member of the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre and of the Loyal Order of Moose No. 1490 of Waverly.  Surviving are his wife, Violet Hakes MacNeal at home; four daughters, Mrs. John (Patricia) Bond of Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs. Helen Tracy of Waverly, Mrs. B. William (Lois) Stork of Waverly and Mrs. Richard (Janice) Vallilee of Waverly; one son, Michael P. MacNeal at home; eleven grandchildren; three brothers, Gerald MacNeal of King of Prussia, Pa., Bernard of Sayre and Tracey of Nichols; two sisters, Mrs. Eunice Ashley of Athens, Mrs. Merle (Mary) Tolbert of Athens and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Barber Funeral Home, 211 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.    Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home Friday at 11 a.m.  Rev. Albert F. Greene, of the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre, will officiate.  Burial will be later in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Evening Times 19 Nov 1974.

MacNEAL - William Ambrose MacNeal of 201 Chestnut Street, retired Lehigh Valley railroad conductor, died Sunday night at 11:50 at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Tolbert of Sayre R. D. 2, after an illness of two months.  He was born at Syracuse, Mo., the son of George and Eunice Foster McNeal, but came to the Valley 41 years ago, remaining a resident of Sayre since that time.  He was employed by the Lehigh Valley railroad in 1911, and continued in that service until his retirement in 1941, following an injury suffered while at work on the top of a box car at Laceyville.  He was a member of the Sayre lodge of the Brotherhood of  Railroad Trainmen, and of the Church of the Redeemer.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Henrietta MacNeal; four sons, Paul of South Waverly, Gerald of Skippack, Pa., Bernard of Sayre R. D. 2, and Tracy of Collegeville, Pa.; two daughters, Mrs. Sterne Ashley of Sayre and Mrs. Tolbert; one sister, Mrs. George Solomon (sic) of Ulster; an uncle, Marvin Foster of Athens; 15 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, one niece, three nephews and several cousins.  The body is at the Barber Funeral home on W. Lockhart Street where friends may call after 10 a.m. Tuesday, and where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30, with Rev. Albert Greene, rector of the Church of the Redeemer, officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  Evening Times 18 Oct 1954.

 

MADER Fredric H. Mader

of Sayre, Pa., died at home on Wednesday, October 17, 2012.  He was born in Hazleton, Pa. on October 22, 1932, the son of the late Eleanor and Fred W. Mader. He was also predeceased by a brother Karl in 2011. He graduated from McAdoo High School and received his Bachelor and Master of science degrees in education from Pennsylvania State University. While there, he was a participant in ROTC.  After college, Fred served on active duty with the Air Force in two separate enlistments. He was a member of the Air Force Reserves, completing 20 years of service, and, during the 1970s, he served as a Liaison Officer for the Air Force Academy, completing his career as a Lieutenant Colonel.  He was employed as a science and chemistry teacher in the Sayre Area Schools for 37 years.   Fred had a lifelong interest in photography, especially of wildflowers and nature. In the 1960s, he participated in the Elmira Camera Club and later in the Southern Tier Organization of Photographers, Cayuga Nature Photographers, Roberson Camera Club and the Grand Canyon Photo Club. He enjoyed presenting slide shows of his work to many groups in Pennsylvania and New York. He was a member of the Photographic Society of America and earned a Star Exhibitor rating in nature photography. He displayed his work within the area, entering local competitions and winning several awards.  He participated in photo shoots on predatory animals in Minnesota, led by Len Rue Jr. and Perry Conway and in McClure, Pa., with Joe and Mary MacDonald on the subject of reptiles. He attended a seminar on Impressionism with Andre Gallant and another with noted Canadian Courtney Milne. Fred was a juried member of the Valley Fine Arts and Crafts Council. He was a member of the Carantouan Greenway and participated in its tracker program, the Susquehanna Valley Audubon Society, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and served on the Sayre Borough planning board.  Fred is survived by his wife of 46 years, Maryanne Turchetti Mader, and his son Fredric Jr. of Randolph, New Jersey; cousins Henry Mader and June Mader; along with several other cousins.  Friends and family may call on Friday, October 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond Street, Sayre, Pa.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, 304 South Elmer Avenue, in Sayre. Burial will follow in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. with the Valley Color Guard according full military honors.  Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942, celebrating 50 years this year, to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA 18848-9415 or to a charity of one’s choice.    Sayre Morning Times – October 19, 2012

 

MADIGAN –ALBERTA MADIGAN HORTON, 92, widow of Claude E. Horton, formerly of Towanda, died Saturday morning, June 6, 1998 at the Bradford County Manor.  Born June 21, 1905 in Burlington Twp., Pa. she was a daughter of the late Verne and Alma Jennings Madigan.  Alberta was a graduate of the Luthers Mills School and of Towanda High School, class of 1923.  She was a graduate of the Mansfield Normal School and subsequently taught in one-room school houses on the Burlington Turnpike and Milan areas for several years.  On June 21, 1926, Alberta married Claude E. Horton in a double wedding ceremony along with the wedding of Helen Horton and Einar Eckman which was held in Towanda.  Alberta assister her husband in the operation of their business, Horton’s Cash Market, which was located on Main Street in Towanda for many years.  She later served as a bookkeeper for the A&P Market in Towanda for many years until her retirement in 1970.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Towanda, where she served as an attendant in the church nursery for many years, Order of Eastern Star No. 76, Towanda, Rebekah Lodge No. 443, Wysox-Towanda area, Senior Citizens, Bradford County Republican Women and was a life member of the Mayflower Grange in Luthers Mills.  Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Ted Hild of Towanda; her son and daughter-in-law, Myles and Claire Horton of Horseheads, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Myles Horton of Horseheads, N.Y., Verne Horton of Fairport Harbor, Ohio, Sheryle Kellerman of Perry, Ohio, Mary Lynne Hild of Towanda; seven great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter, two nephews and a niece.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude E. Horton, on May 24, 1985, a brother, Myles Madigan and a sister, Alta Bullock.  The funeral and committal service will be held Tuesday, June 9, 1998 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. John Dabback of the First Presbyterian Church, Towanda, officiating.  Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court Street, Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. Horton’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MADIGAN Alfred V. Madigan
Age 72 of 543 Madigan Road, Waverly, New York died unexpectedly at his home. Monday, December 20, 2010. A private funeral service will be held at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York  Birth Date - January 26, 1938 in Waverly, N.Y.  Burial in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.   Blauvelt Funeral Home.  Sayre Morning Times - December 22, 2010

MADIGAN –DONNA MADIGAN ROMANIA, 60, of Lincoln St., Sayre, Pa. died unexpectedly Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  Born Nov. 8, 1942 in Waverly, N.Y., she was the daughter of Frank and Elizabeth Preston Madigan.  Donna was a graduate of Waverly High School Class of 1960.  On Jan. 21, 1961 she married Billy Romania at the St. James Catholic Church in Waverly.  Donna was employed by Sharping Shoe Store in Sayre for over 20 years before her retirement earlier this year.  She enjoyed growing roses in her flower garden.  Donna’s life encompassed her home and family.  She especially loved her grandchildren.  Surviving are; her husband of 42 years, Billy Romaina, at home; 4 children and their spouses, Brian and Tammy Romania of Sayre, Lisa and Scott Baird of Sayre, Scott and Angie Romania of Endicott, N.Y., Michelle and Timothy Glon of Lima, Ohio; five grandchildren, Kyle Baird, Courtney Baird, Megan Romania, Brittany Baird and Ashley Romania; her parents Frank and Elizabeth Madigan of Sayre; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas and Marjorie Madigan of Sayre, Michael and Metty Madigan of Florida.  A prayer service will be held Thursday, Nov. 6 at 9 a.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa.  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa.  Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Stray Have, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, N.Y. in Donna Romania’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

MADIGAN –MABLE MURPHY, 74, of Athens RR 1 died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at home following an extended illness.  Born June 16, 1929, in Waverly, N.Y., she was the daughter of Walter and Dorothy Wells Madigan.  She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Athens, and a former member of the American Legion Post of Van Etten, N.Y.  Mable was predeceased by her first husband, Charles Stroud in 1983; a daughter, Mary Cummings, in 1986; her brothers Charles Madigan, Carl Madigan and Walter Madigan Jr.; and a son-in-law, Paul Tryon, in 2001.  She is survived by her husband of 18 years, Maurice, at home, her children; daughters Patty Lafaro of Philadelphia and Judy Tryon of Waverly, N.Y., and a son and daughter-in-law, Anthony and Cindy Lafaro of Spencer, N.Y.; her stepchildren, Charles Jr. and Sherry Stroud of Nevada, Sharon Shannon of Maryland, Dennis and Connie Stroud of Topeka, Kan., and Dean and Lisa Stroud of Lowman, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her sisters, Violet Fyles of Watertown, N.Y., Louise Johnson of Waverly, N.Y., Sue Tryon of North Carolina, Cindy Rossillo of Milltown, Pa., and Nancy Robbins of North Carolina; her brothers, Paul Madigan of Waverly, N.Y. and Alfred Madigan of Sayre; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family and friends may call Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Lowery funeral Home, Athens.  A prayer service will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Athens.  The Rev. Vincent Langan will officiate.  Burial will be on the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

 

MALFATTI Frank Louis Malfatti

91, of 305 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa., died Saturday, January 21, 2012 at his home.  Frank was born in Sayre on October 15, 1920 the son of the late Atos and Anita Pellegrini Malfatti. He was a graduate of Sayre High School and later served honorably and well in the U. S. Army Air Force during World War II. from June 1, 1942 to December 18, 1945, having attained the rank of sergeant. Frank was employed by Carrier Corporation for several years in the Southern United States and returned to the Valley area in the 1950s. He was a member of Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local No. 44 for 40 years until his retirement.  Frank was a member of the Epiphany Parish in Sayre. In early years, he enjoyed hockey and basketball and was an avid golfer.  He is survived by his sister, Gloria Quatrini of California; nieces, Anita Saxe of Horseheads, N.Y., Patricia (Walter) Golonka of California, Toni Marie Bannister of California, Alice (Roger) Fisher of Oregon; nephews, Michael (Patricia) Allegrucci of State College, Pa., Paul Quatrini of California; several great-nieces, greatnephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Hilda Allegrucci in 2002. In honor of Frank’s request, there are no calling hours.  A memorial Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at the Epiphany Parish, South Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa., with the Rev. Vincent Langan as celebrant. Interment will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa., with Skiff-Bower VFWPost 1536 Sayre according military honors. Contributions in Frank’s memory may be directed to the Epiphany Parish, 304 S. Elmer Ave. Sayre, PA 18840 or to the charity or organization of one’s choice.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa.  Sayre Morning Times – January 24, 2012

 

MALLOY –JULIA E. PRUYNE, 95 of Sayre died on Monday, Sept. 14, 1992.  She was born on June 13, 1897, in Athens, the daughter of Patrick and Catherine Clark Malloy.  She was a former member of the Pocahontas Club and was a charter member of the Athens American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 246.  Mrs. Pruyne was predeceased by her husband, Harry Pruyne Sr. and by two sons, Leonard and Charles Pruyne.  She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, June and Harold Denny of Miami, Fla., Doris Jean and William Talada of Athens and Nancy and Jerry Bradley of Athens; a son, Harry “Butch” Pruyne of Sayre; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Joyce Pruyne of Athens and Thomas and Eileen Pruyne of Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter-in-law, Daisy Pruyne; three stepdaughters, Hilda Hicks of Elmira, Dorothy Finger of port Richey, Fla. and Eleanor Van Aiken of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., twenty grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Roy Hansen, Chaplain of the Robert Packer Hospital will officiate.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 246 will hold memorial services at the funeral home on Wednesday at 8 p.m.  Memorials may be directed to the Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services, 201 Alison St., Sayre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

MANZER - Doris M. Jackson, 86, of Waverly, N.Y., formerly of Athens, Pa., died Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at ElderWood at Tioga after an extended illness.  She was born May 24, 1923, in Gibson, Pa., the daughter of the late Arthur and Mary RISSMILLER Manzer.  Doris was a member of the First Church of God, and retired from the Robert Packer Hospital as a Home Health Aide.  She is predeceased by: her husband Ralph W. Jackson in 2000; daughters Judy Brague and Gloria Cornish; brothers Donald and Raymond Manzer; and sisters Charlotte Seaman and Ruth Kocher.  Doris is survived by: her children, Janice Brown of Jacksonville, Fla., Carole Shipman of Waverly, N.Y., Kerry and Susan Jackson of Columbia Crossroads, Pa., Jerry and Nancy Jackson of Ulster, Pa., Sam Jackson of Athens, Pa., and Kathy and Almer Finnerty of Burlington, Pa.; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; siblings Margaret Wood, Gary Manzer, Arnold Jack Manzer, David Manzer, and Robert Manzer; sister-in-law Arlene Manzer; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Dewey Jeffrey from the First Church of God officiating. Burial will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, in Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made in her memory to: American Diabetes Foundation, Wilkes-Barre Pa. Office, 65 E. Elizabeth Ave., Suite 502, Bethlehem, PA 18018.  04 Nov. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

CARL L. MARCY, 73, of Homosassa, Fla., formerly of Athens died Wednesday June 22, 1988 in Seven Rivers Hospital, Crystal Rivers, Fla. after an extended illness. He was born in Wyalusing Sept. 2, 1914, the son of Leonard and Luetta Bennett Marcy. He was a self-em-loyed plumber in the Valley before he retired to Florida in 1973. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Betty) Kellogg of Athens RD 1; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Betty Marcy of Monroeton; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Emma Lamphere, Athens RD 1; a son, Carl L. Marcy, Jr. of Homosassa, Fla., 17 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; a sister, Clara Vargason of Wyalusing and several nieces and nephews. Funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St. with the Rev. Rodney Saylor of St. John’s Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. –Towanda Daily Review

MARTZ - James Gary Martz, 67, of Keystone Ave., Sayre, died Saturday, May 10, 2008 at Robert Packer Hospital. He was born Sept. 17, 1940 in Sayre, a son of the late Lewis and Pearl (Mastellar) Martz. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. James loved nature and was a devoted Christian. He is survived by: his children, Michael (Geraldine) Martz of Corning, Gary Martz of Chemung, and Kathy (Jerry) LaValley of Brushton, N.Y.; stepchildren Charles (Mary) Payne of Elmira, Richard Payne of Sayre, Connie (Alex) Alteri of Kingston, Pa., and Leah (Gary) Robinson of Sayre; sisters Ruby Jenney, Athens, and Jean Bill, Johnson City; brother Robert Martz, Van Etten; eight grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Julia Jane Martz, and two brothers, Lewis Martz Jr. and LaRue Martz.
Family and friends are invited to a period of visitation Tuesday, May 13 from 12-2 p.m. at Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Bruce Vanderpoolofficiating. The family will provide flowers and requests memorials be directed to American Diabetes Association. Following the services there will be a period of fellowship at 511 N. Keystone Ave. Sayre. Burial will take place in Tioga Point Cemetery at a later date. - Sayre Morning Times, 12 May 2008

RICHARD W. MARVIN SR., 76 of 108 Clinton St., Sayre died July 3, 1993.  Born May 27, 1918 in Covington, he was the son of Edward E. and Celia Blanchard Marvin Phillips.  He graduated from Covington High School in June 1936.  He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Mansfield State Teachers College in June 1940 and received a master’s degree in school administration from Bucknell University in 1950.  He completed additional doctoral credits at Penn State University.  He served for 18 months with the U.S. Navy during World War II.  He was a high school math and science te3acher in the Ulster and Athens High Schools for 16 years before being appointed supervising principal for Athens Area Schools.  This position was changed to superintendent of schools in 1966.  He served for a total of 20 years as the administrator of the Athens School System.  During his teaching career Mr. Marvin also coached the boys’ soccer, baseball and basketball teams.  Mr. Marvin played semi-pro baseball and basketball in Tioga County, Pa and played two years of professional baseball with the St. Louis Browns and Chicago Cubs organizations.  He was a member of the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame and the Athens High School Sports Hall of Fame.  Mr. Marvin was a life member of the National Education Association and twice served as a Pennsylvania delegate to the National Education Association convention.  He was a member of the Bradford County Education Association and the Athens Teachers Association and served as president of both organizations.  He was a member and past president of the Sayre Sportsman Club and a member of the Sayre-Athens Lions Club, Athens Rotary and Blossburg Masonic Lodge No. 350.  At the time of his death Mr. Marvin was serving as an Athens Township supervisor and chairman of the Athens Township Sewer Authority.  He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Miriam E. Marvin; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard Jr. and Lois of Spencerport, N.Y. and Charles and Diane of Sayre; grandchildren, Christopher and Jeffrey of Sayre, and Jennifer, Richard and Megan of Spencerport; a brother, Edward of Morris, Pa. and three nephews.  He was predeceased by a sister, Tina Marvin Achilles.  At Mr. Marvin’s request there will be no calling hours.  In lieu of flowers he requested that donations be made to the Athens High School Baseball Fund.  Checks should be made payable to the Richard Marvin Baseball Memorial, c/o Athens High School, Athens, Pa. or Athens Township Round Top Development, c/o Athens Township, Herrick Avenue, Sayre, Pa. or a charity of one’s choice.   A memorial service will be held at the Athens United Methodist Church, Athens on Aug. 27, 1994 at 1 p.m. with the pastor, the Rev. Howard Hockenbury officiating.  Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens.  –Towanda Daily Review (Buried Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA)

MASON –ROSE MAY OWENS, 73, of 23 Feather Lane, Hopewell, N.J., formerly of the Valley died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 1995.  She was born Feb. 9, 1922 in Athens, Pa. the daughter of William and Inez Patterson Mason.  She was a member of the Athens Presbyterian Church, past president of the Skiff Bower Post No. 1536 Ladies Auxiliary, Sayre and past president of the Athens Auxiliary of the Fort Sullivan Post, Athens American Legion.  She was predeceased by her husband, William on April 23, 1983.  Mrs. Owens is survived by her children: Arthur L. Finnerty of Gillett, Marshall G. Finnerty of Elmira Heights, N.Y. and Elton P. Finnerty of Windsor, Va., Gordon D. Finnerty of Levittown, Pa. and Janet Antrobus of Lawrenceville, N.J.; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends may call the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at which time funeral services will be held there with the Rev. Dr. Walter Swewtnam, pastor of the Athens Presbyterian Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review

MASTRANTONIO Alexander Joseph
Age 43, of 601 S. Wilbur Ave., Sayre, PA, Thursday, May 15, 1980 at Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass. following a lengthy illness.  He was a lifelong resident of Sayre.  He ended his employment as a machinist at Ingersoll Rand in 1969 due to disability.  He was a communicant of the Church of the Epiphany and a member of the Waverly Moose Lodge.  Survived by his wife, the former Saundra Renshaw; three sons, Alexander J. Jr., Brian E. and Shawn J., all at home; grandson Anthony Warren Mastrantonio of Jacksonville; sisters Mrs. Martin (Mary) Derrig of Sayre, Mrs. James (Angeline) Danna of Elmira; brothers Louis of Sayre, Henry of Las Vegas, Angelo of Elmira; several nieces, nephews and many great nieces and nephews.  A sister Mrs. Kathern Tribe, and a brother, Anthony preceded him in death.  Visitation will be at the family home, 601 S. Wilbur Ave., Sayre, any time after 6 p.m. on Saturday and all day Sunday.  The Most Holy Rosary will be offered at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.  Prayers will be offered at the family home Monday at 9 a.m., followed by a mass of Christian Burial at the Church of the Epiphany at 9:30 a.m. with Msgr. Thomas Jordan as celebrant.  Committal Services will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Arrangements by Alteri Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre.   Elmira Star Gazette – 17 May 1980

 

MASTRANTONIO Brian Eugene Mastrantonio

54, of 34 William St., Sayre, died on August 6, 2013 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Brian at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to his wife, Maria Mastrantonio, 34 William Street, Sayre, PA 18840. Star Gazette – August 10, 2013

 

MATHEWS, Hazel Ruth Mullen, 88, formerly of Keystone Manor, Sayre, PA, died on Tuesday, October 28, 1997 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington, PA.  Hazel was born in Sayre on November 8, 1908 to the late George and Clara Inman Mathews.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sayre where she was a long time active member.  Hazel was also a Stanley home demonstrator for several years.  She is survived by her son, Howard Mullen of Riverside, CA; daughters-in-law, Beatrice Mathews of West Burlington and Clara Mullen of South Waverly; a special friend, Ella Terwilliger; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren ; a cousin, nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Mullen, in 1970 and her brother, Lyman Mathews.  Funeral and committal services were held October 30 with Pastor Roman Romig of the First Baptist Church in Sayre officiating and burial to be at Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Sayre, 221 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840.

MATTHEWS Allan H. Matthews
76, beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather of Waverly, N.Y., died at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., on Dec. 26, 2010 in the early afternoon. At the time of his passing he was surrounded by his family.  Allan was born on Sept. 4, 1934 in Sayre, Pa., a son of the late George and Winifred Goble Matthews.  Throughout his life Allan touched the lives of many others, whether as a teacher for Waverly Central Schools and later Spencer-Van Etten Central Schools or as a constable and assessor for the Town of Barton. He had also served in the United States Army. He was an avid hunter and fisherman as well as an amateur radio operator with the call sign of W2IJL. Allan had earned degrees from Mansfield University and Elmira College culminating in a master's of science in education from Elmira College. Allan was predeceased by a sister, Jeanne Piccolo, and brothers Ernest, Wilfred and David Matthews. Allan is survived by his wife of 53 years, Shirley; his three sons, David (Connie) of Retsof, N.Y., Stephen (Betty) of Horseheads, N.Y., and Kevin (Joyce) of Campbell, N.Y.; as well as his eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and his little buddy Slick. Also surviving Allan are his siblings, Marilyn VonWolffradt of Sayre, Pa., Paul (Betty) Matthews of Athens, Pa.; and sister-in-law Bettina Matthews of Athens, Pa., as well as several nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Alan Bill officiating.  Burial will follow in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Allan's memory to the Fox Chase Cancer Research Center, Office of Institutional Advancement, 333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111. Please designate the funds to be used for prostate cancer research. Towanda Daily Review - December 28, 2010

MAY –AUGUSTA F. SALSMAN, 81, of Troy RR3, formerly of Page Manor, Athens, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 1994.  Born Mary 30, 1913, in Wyalusing, she was the daughter of John and Mary Ann Kester May.  She lived in the area since 1951.  She worked as a seamstress for the Blue Swan Mills.  She is survived by children and their spouses Florence and Harold Smith of Sayre and Doris and Ray Eberlin of Sayre; her daughter, Phyllis Shaffer of Binghamton; a son, Donald Salsman of Montrose, Pa.; 26 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call the Lowery Funeral home, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will follow at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home with the pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church, Athens, the Rev. Paul Barrett, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

MAYS Gordon Mays

On Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, long time Valley resident Gordon E. Mays died peacefully at home. He was born Nov. 27, 1924 in Elmira, N.Y.  At a young age, Gordon's biological father died and he was adopted by Ralph and Millie Mays. He joined the Army in 1942 and was honorable discharged. Gordon later met Ruth Bump, who he and they married in 1946, and the two eventually moved to the Valley where they raised two sons, Kenneth and David. He went to work at the Ingersoll Rand in 1959 where he worked in shipping until retirement in 1986. Gordon enjoyed camping, tinkering in his work shop and spending time with his family, especially his great grandchildren.   Gordon was predeceased by his parents, Ralph in 1978, and Millie in 1985, son David in 1984, wife Ruth in 1988 and son Kenneth in 2002.   Gordon is survived by his grandchildren, David and wife Roxane Mays of Athens, Pa., John and wife Brandy Mays of Canton, Pa., Chris and wife Lacey Mays of Columbia Cross Rd., Pa., and Cara Mays of Waverly, N.Y. ; and most of all, the light of his world, his great-grandchildren Trisha, David III, Jacob, Arianna, Samuel and Gracie; and great-great grandchild Brayden.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. The celebration of Gordon's life will follow the visitation with the Pastor Micah Smith honoring his memory at 11 a.m. A special tribute for Gordon's life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one's favorite charity. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.   Towanda Daily Review – December 22, 2011

 

KENNETH E. MAYS, 54, Waverly, NY, died May 10, 2002 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born November 11, 1947 in Sayre, he was the son of Gordon and Ruth Bump Mays.  He was employed at Staver’s Hydraulic in Sayre, in the shipping and receiving department for 21 years until his illness.  Surviving are his father, Gordon Mays, Waverly; daughter, Cara Mays, Canton; son, Chris Mays, Canton; several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.  He was predeceased by his mother, Ruth Mays; brother, David.  Funeral services were held at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, Waverly, with the Rev. William Wells officiating.  Graveside services were in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

MCCAROLL - Phyllis M. House of Sayre , Pennsylvania died on September 9, 2009 at the Sayre House Nursing Home after an extended illness.  Phyllis was born at the People’s Co-Operative Hospital in Sayre , PA July 1, 1930 and is the daughter of the late Charles H. McCarroll and Cora Alvesta (HUNSINGER) McCarroll and a life-long resident of Sayre. She is the paternal granddaughter of Harry H. McCarroll and Dicae (FELTON) McCarroll and maternal granddaughter of Clinton Hunsinger and Margaret (THRASHER) Hunsinger.  She graduated from Sayre Area High School in 1949 and attended Ridley’s Business School in Binghamton , New York .  She retired from the Sayre Area School District after thirty-seven years as Secretary to twelve High School Principals from 1956 through 1993.  Phyllis loved and enjoyed her family, church, flower gardens, bird watching, and her devoted kitty "Muffin." She was especially interested in her family genealogy.  She also volunteered at the Sayre Area School District "Archives" for many years helping to organize and computerize the inventory for the preservation of the extensive "Archival" collection. She served as chairperson of The Church of the Redeemer (Episcopal) Memorial Donation Committee and compiled and helped to update the Memorial Donation and Stained-glass Window Book.   She is survived by a very devoted and loving daughter Terri L. House of Sayre and extended family of brothers-in-law and their wives; Charles and Doris House of Waverly, New York, Donald and Wilhelmina House of Sayre, PA and nieces, nephews and cousins. Her husband William Howard House whom she married in 1952 was killed in an automobile accident February 5, 1970 .  Memorials in Phyllis’s memory may be made to the Sayre Public Library 122 S. Elmer Avenue, Sayre, PA or a charity of your choice.  Flowers will be provided by her family.  A gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday September 13, 2009 from 1-3 PM at the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad Street Waverly, NY.  Funeral services to celebrate Phyllis's life will be held on Monday September 14, 2009 at 10:00 AM at the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre Pa.  Burial will be held in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens Pa.  Blauvelt Funeral Home obit.

McCARTHY –CATHERINE J. MCMAHON, of 211 W. Pine St., Athens, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, after a brief illness.  She was born April 5, 1918, in Sayre, the daughter of Timothy and Kathryn Boland McCarthy.  She graduated from Sayre High School, where she was the salutatorian of the Class of 1936.  After graduation, she moved to Binghamton, N.Y., where she graduated from the Lowell School for Business and Broome Community College.  She was employed for 25 years in the administration offices of the General Aniline & Film Corp.  She worked for 16 years at the first City National Bank, and later became the secretary to the president and executive assistant in the trust department of Chase Lincoln First Bank.  She retired in 1983.  She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Athens and a former member and officer of the Binghamton chapters of the National Secretaries Association and the Alpha Kappa Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi.  She was predeceased by her parents; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Helen and John Cronin of Binghamton; sister, Marguerite McCarthy of Syracuse, N.Y.; and infant brother, “Broddie.”  She is survived by her husband, Paul, at home; nephew, Jack Cronin of Binghamton; and niece, M. Kathryn Cronin of Harpursville, N.Y.  There will be no calling hours.  Private funeral and committal services will be held at Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, with her pastor, the Rev. Vincent Langan, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

ROBERT J. MCCARTHY, 63, of 513 Stevenson St., Sayre died unexpectedly on Monday Nov. 6, 1989 at Robert Packer Hospital. Born Aug. 6, 1926 in Sayre, he was the son of the late Patrick and Alice Schroeder McCarthy. He was a graduate of Epiphany Elementary School and Sayre Area High School. Mr. McCarthy was a World War II Veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater. Upon his discharge from the service he became a member of the Sayre Police Force for five years. He then worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry for 34 years. Mr. McCarthy retired in December 1986 as manager of the Towanda Job Service Center. He was a member of the Church of The Epiphany, Sayre; a member and past commander of the Ball-Skerpon Post No. 773 Catholic War Vets, Sayre; a member of the VFW Skiff-Bower Post No. 1536, Sayre; B.P.O.E. Sayre Lodge No. 1148, Howard Elmer Hose Company No. 4; the Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees and a social member of the Order of the Sons of Italy in America Roma Madre Lodge No. 1342, Sayre. He is survived by his wife, the former Anne Finn at home; two daughters, Mrs. James (Maryalice) Henthorn of Baltimore, Md. And Maura McCarthy of Atlanta, Ga.; two sons, Kevin of Atlanta and Patrick of Boston, Mass.; a sister, Mary Sabatura of Sayre; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, John. Friends may call at the Alteri Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre on Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. Ball-Skerpon Post No. 773 Catholic War Vets, Sayre will hold memorial services at the funeral home at 7 o’clock tonight, followed by B.P.O.E. Sayre Lodge 1148 services at 7:30 p.m. and a recitation of the rosary at 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens with VFW Skiff-Bower Post No. 1536, Sayre according full military honors. –Towanda Daily Review

McCLENNY - Trinity Raeyn McClenny and Serenity Raelyn McClenny are now in heaven with God to watch over us and to keep us safe. We love and miss you. They were born and diedMarch 23, 2009. They are survived by parents Antonio McClenny and Danielle Turner Grace of Athens; sisters Brandi Ann, Shelby and Blaze Grace at home; brothers Keyon’dre McClenny, at home and Isaiah, Tyler and Tavone McClenny of New Jersey; maternal grandparent Alfred (Pete) Turner of Athens; paternal grandparents Carolyn McClenny and Edward Harris of North Carolina; maternal aunts Darlene Turner Wampole and Bill Morley of South Waverly, Brenda Matson, Dawn Amistadi and Bill Jo Genova of Virginia; maternal uncles, Daryl Turner of South Carolina, Gregg Turner and Cinnamon Johnson of Athens, Steven Turner and Jamie Beebe of Waverly, Pete and Tracy Turner of West Virginia and Ramsey Turner of Virginia; paternal aunt Deshawn McClenny of North Carolina; paternal uncles Dennis McClenny of New Jersey and Nate McClenny of New Jersey; special ‘aunt and uncle’ to family Dicky and Rachel Kithcart; cousins Walter, Adam, Brook, Paige and Blair Wampole, Thomas Morley of South Waverly; Dawn Turner and many cousins, aunts, and uncles. Friends and family are invited to call at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, N.Y. on Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. Gravesite burial will be on Friday at 2 p.m. at the Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens. The Rev. Dianne Bentley will officiate. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate any donations be sent to 44 Warren St., Sayre, PA 18840 to be used to help cover funeral arrangements. - Sayre Morning Times, 26 March 2009

MCCLOE –ANNA FERN MCCLOE WESTBROOK, 86, of East Smithfield, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by family due to declining health on Sunday, June 1, 2014.  She was born in Sayre, Pa., on Sept. 22, 1927 to the late Grace and James McCloe. Anna attended Sayre Area High School. She married the late Franklin "Pete" Westbrook on Jan. 19, 1946. She was a homemaker and loving mother to 10 children. She was full of life and enjoyed bingo, music and dancing and loved winning at playing cards. Anna enjoyed cooking and baking and was known for her famous pies, fruit salad, pork chops, and fried potatoes. Anna was predeceased by her husband Franklin "Pete" Westbrook; their daughter Susan; brothers Lloyd McCloe, Kenneth McCloe; sisters Maude McCloe, Alma Parks, Nellie Frisbie, Margaret Ellers, Euleta Shaffer Reynolds, and Genevieve "Betty" Scott. She is survived by her brother James (Helen) McCloe; brother-in-law George Westbrook; numerous nieces and nephews; sons: Gary (Linda) Westbrook, Terry "Jake" Westbrook, Randy (Linda) Westbrook; daughters: Patricia Westbrook, Vicky (Lester) Bostwick, Brenda Shirah, Rita (Bruce) Kennedy, Rhonda (Mark) Allis, Joette (Gil) Crossett; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Private graveside services will be held at Tioga Point Cemetery, with Pastor Stan Gill officiating, at the convenience of the family. Flowers will be provided by the family and those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to a charity of one’s choice in loving memory of Anna Westbrook. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Thomas Funeral and Direct Burial Service, 110 Woodworth St., Sayre, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 6/2/2014

McCLOE GENEVIEVE (BETTY) SCOTT
Genevieve (Betty) McCloe - 85 years old, died July 19, 2007 at Robert Packard Hospital. Predeceased by husband, Woodrow Scott. Survived by brother, James (Helen) McCloe; sister, Anna (Pete) Westbrook; daughters, Carol (Ray) Scott, Lyndsey, and Joyce and David Everson; grandchildren, Sherry and John Paul Rockett, Sue and John Bailey and Wesley and Linda Rockwell, Scott and Dee Rockwell; several aunts, unlces, nieces and nephews. Viewing: Monday, July 23, 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral to follow. Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly St., Waverly, NY 14892. Burial: Tioga Point Cemetery.

McCLOE - SCOTT, Genevieve "Betty"
Age 85, of Waverly, the widow of Woodrow Scott, died on July 19, 2007. Born on September 3, 1921, the daughter of the late James and Grace McCloe. Calling Hours are from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. on Monday, July 23rd, with memorial service to celebrate her life to follow (11 a.m.) at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly Street, Waverly, NY. Burial at the Tioga Point Cemetery in Sayre, PA

McCLOE - Genevieve “Betty” Scott, 85, of Waverly, died at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre on Thursday, July 19, 2007.  “Betty” was born on Sept. 9, 1921 in Milltown, the daughter of the late James and Grace McCloe.“Betty” was a member of the Sayre Christian Church, a W.W. II veteran and a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 8104. She was a seamstress/floor supervisor for the Blue Swan Knitting Mills and animal lab technician for the Food and Drug Research Labs and Liberty Research of Waverly. She and her husband also were foster parents to four children from Tioga County. Her life on earth has ended but Betty's spirit will live on. She was loving, gracious and caring to all she met.She is survived by: daughters, Lyndsey Woodard of Tioga County and Carol Scott of Quakertown, Pa.; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; her brother, James (Helen) McCloe of Waverly; and sister, Anna (Peter) Westbrook of East Smithfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by: her husband of 42 years, Woodrow; her sisters, Maude, one year, and Alma Park; brothers, Kenneth and Lloyd McCloe; sisters, Euleta Shaffer Reynolds, Margaret Ellis and Nellie Frisbie.A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, July 23 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly St., Waverly. Funeral services to celebrate “Betty's” life will be held at 11 a.m. following calling hours. Pastor James Donahoo of the Sayre Christian Church will officiate. Burial will be held in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, with full military honors being accorded.  Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman    July 20, 2007  Sayre Morning Times

McEWEN JEAN CLARK
Jean, Age 91, of Athens, and longtime resident of the Valley, died 11 August 2007 after a period of declining health. She was born on March 29, 1916 in Waverly, NY, to Frederick and Emma (Meade) McEwen. Family and friends may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., Athens, on Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral and Committal services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. James Donahoo, Pastor of the Sayre Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. The family will provide their own flowers. Memorial donations in Jean's name may be made to the Sayre Christian Church, 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre, PA 18840.

 

McINTIRE Merle S. McIntire

93, of Athens, Pa., died on Tuesday, May 27, 2013, at Sayre Health Care Facility due to complications from pneumonia.  He was born on Sept. 7, 1919, in Quimby, Iowa, the son of the late Alvah J. and Jennie Brownmiller McIntire.  Merle was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was the owner/operator of J.F. Hanlon, Inc. in Athens from 1954 until his retirement. Merle loved working with wood and spending time outdoors especially out in the woods.  He is predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Pauline McIntire; brother, Kenneth McIntire; sisters, Helen Zahorian, Ardith Scrivener and Thelma Landon; granddaughter, Tracey Bourdette; and brother-in-law, Roger Chamberlain.  Merle is survived by his children, Carol and Dale Bourdette of Lake Wales, Fla., Connie and Terry Cockcroft of Athens, Pa., and Barbara and David Battishill of Waverly, N.Y.; grandchildren, Jeffrey Bourdette of Winter Haven, Fla., Gary Lougher of Athens, Pa., Toni Bloss of Springfield, Va., Paul Lougher of Sayre, Pa., and Jamie Rosenberger of Athens, Pa.; five great-grandchildren; sister, Velma Utter of Elmira, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Marie Chamberlain; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends and family may call from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2013, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Pastor Anne Canfield and David White co-officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Merle's memory to Jodi's Journey. Make checks payable to Jodi's Journey and mail to: Kim Lattimer, c/o Jodi Lattimer-Root, 503 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, PA 18840.   Towanda Daily Review – June 2, 2013

 

McKERNAN - Death date March 30, 1925. Mrs. Lola Loomis of Milan, Pa. died at 6:20 o'clock last night at the People's hospital. She is survived by her husband and four children, Paul, Mildred, Geraldine and Donald at home, her mother, Mrs. Laura (note-Lura) McKernan of Laddsburg, six sisters, Mrs. Katherine McMann of Athens; Mrs. Mabel Shapher (note-Shaffer) of Saco, Mrs. Josephine Sullivan, Mrs. Evelyn Mahoney, Towanda; Miss Mary McKernan at home and Mrs. Lida Sandow of Laddsburg; four brothers, Byron, Martin, Joseph and Bernard, all of Laddsburg. Funeral services will be held at the home at 9 o'clock Thursday morning and at St. Joseph's church in Athens at 10 o'clock. Submitted by Marolyn Campbell Cole, RR 1, Box 105, Athens, PA 18810. Email <cole@cyber-quest.com>

MCMAHON MARGARET CLAIRE ROBBINS
Margaret Claire, 87, died Monday, April 30, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Corning on April 17, 1920 to James Joseph McMahon and Mary Catherine Wood McMahon, she married Bernard Carl Robbins on July 31, 1943 in the St. Patrick's Church of Corning, NY. Mrs. Robbins attended St. Patrick's parochial school and graduated from Corning Free Academy in 1937. She enrolled at the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing, in Sayre, PA in 1938 and graduated in 1941. Mrs. Robbins worked as a nurse for 47 years. During that time she worked as a general duty nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY, a public health nurse for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, and a private duty nurse for the Robert Packer Hospital. She was best known however, for her 33 years of service as the office nurse, working for Dr. George Meikle, Sr. and Dr. Charles Meikle, where she was both loved and respected by the patients and their families. Mrs. Robbins also gave a great deal of her time to the local community. She volunteered her time at the Spalding Memorial Library in Athens, Meals on Wheels, and also for the American Red Cross. She was a member of the Church of St. Joseph, the St. Joseph's Altar and Rosary Society at St. Joseph's Church in Athens; Business and Professional Women's Association; an officer in the Sayre-Athens branch of the American Association of University Women. In 1977, she was presented with the "Woman of the Year" Award for outstanding service to her community. She is survived by her husband, with whom she celebrated 63 years of marriage; three daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Dr. Edward Jones of Athens, Laura and David Rosenbloom of Athens, and Mary and William Cotton of Athens; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Gretchen Robbins of Elmira, NY; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2007, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Athens. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church of South Waverly with Father Vincent Langan officiating. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery following the services.

MCLAUD –VERA M. DUNBAR, 91, formerly of Athens, PA died Sunday, July 21, 1996 at the Bradford County Manor where she had been a resident for three weeks.  Born November 6, 1904 in Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, the daughter of George and Myrtle Sharer McLaud, she was a graduate McLaud, she was a graduate of Mansfield Normal College and started teaching in a one-room school in the Lacyville area.  After her marriage in 1929, she returned to elementary teaching in the Athens School District in 1945.  She retired in 1970 after 25 years of service.  Mrs. Dunbar was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church and the Retired Teachers Association and a former member of the Ladies Library Club.  She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Florence and Duane Gable of Ulster, PA; grandchildren, Scott Gable of Levittown, PA, Deborah Trickett of Denver, PAS and Terri Lloyd of Elizabethtown, PA; eight great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Peggy Hager of Troy; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband Kenneth in 1990; a sister, Florence Brink of Stevensville and a brother, Paul McLaud of Rush, PA.  Graveside funeral and committal of the family at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, with the Rev. Donald Anderson officiating.  Memorial donations may be made to the memorial fund of the Athens United Methodist Church; 118 S. Main St., Athens, PA.  –Troy Gazette-Register

McCLOE - ELLERS
Margaret M. 81, of 219 Hillcrest Dr. Sayre, PA, died Monday, December 3, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born December 29, 1919 in Sayre, PA, the daughter of the James and Grace Stevens McCloe. She was retired from Thatcher Glass Co. with 35 years of service. She enjoyed playing cards, loved to cook and loved to dance. She devoted all her time and love to her family. She was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose #195, Waverly; a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W. of Sayre and a member of the Sons of Italy Roma Madre Lodge. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Yvonne and the late Ralph Ward; Lana and Ken Wolcott all of Sayre, PA; Martha and Michael Zepp of Elmira, NY; her sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Joyce Ellers of Sayre, PA, Joseph and Doris Ellers of Auburn, NY, Malcolm "Sonny" and Darla "Dee" Ellers of Waverly, NY; Russell and Diane Ellers of Waverly, NY, Raymond and Denise Ellers of Chemung, NY; and a son, Richard "Rabbit" Ellers of Sayre, PA; 35 grandchildren; 65 great grandchildren; 15 great great grandchildren. Also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, James and Helen McCloe of Waverly, NY; her sister, Euleta and Ed Reynolds of Athens, PA, Betty and the late Woodrow Scott of Waverly, NY; Nell and Glen Frisbe of Sayre, , Anna & Pete Westbrook of East Smithfield, PA; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Alma Park and brothers. Floyd McCloe and Kenneth McCloe; also a great grand daughter, Cassidy Ellers. Family and friends may call Wednesday from 7:00-9:00 PM and Thursday from 1:00-2:00 PM at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, PA. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home, Thursday at 2:00 PM with Rev. John Nippert officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA.

McCLOE,  Nellie M.(MC CLOE) FRISBIE, 80, of 221 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Sayre, died on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Nellie was born Dec. 5, 1922 in Sayre to her parents James and Grace STEVENS MC CLOE.  Nellie loved to be with her family. Her family was her life.  She enjoyed playing bingo and playing cards.  Nellie was a member of the Women of the Moose Chapter No. 195, Waverly American Legion Auxiliary and the Sayre VFW Auxiliary.  Nellie is survived by her husband, Glendon FRISBIE, at home. Nellie and Glendon would have celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on Nov. 22. She is survived by a special grandson, Joseph LYNCH, at home.  Nellie is survived by: her children and their spouses, Judy MC CLOE, Bonnie NICHOLS, Harriett JOHNSON, Clarence and Victoria FRISBIE, Elizabeth and Donald BARBER, Edward FRISBIE and Dave COLLETT, Tommie and Geraldine FRISBIE, LuAnn and Ralph CARPENTER and Bryant FRISBIE; a brother, James MC CLOE; and sisters, Euletta SHAFFER, Betty SCOTT and Anna WESTBROOK. Nellie had 12 children, 34 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by: her parents, James and Grace; children, infant John Dewey in 1947, Charles FRISBIE in 1970 and Daryl FRISBIE in 1982; brothers, Lloyd MC CLOE and Kenneth MC CLOE; and sisters, Maude MC CLOE, Elma PARK and Margaret ELLERS.  Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 7-9 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly St., Waverly, N.Y.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial contributions can be made in her name to the American Lung Association, 738 S. Main Ave., Scranton, PA 18504.

EDWARD A. (MOSE) MCDONALD, 67, of Harris Manor, Waverly RD 2 died unexpectedly at his home Tuesday night (Dec. 7, 1976).  Born 27 June 1909 in Berwick, the son of the late John McDonald and the late Maude Bump McDonald Murray, he had been employed in the bench department of the Ingersoll-Rand for 40 years retiring about eight years ago.  He was a veteran of World War II having served with the U.S. Navy as First Chief Petty Officers as ships’ cook serving overseas for 31 months.  He was a member of Local 1064, I.A.M., the I-R Service Club, Skiff-Bower Post No. 1536 V.F.W. of Sayre, Sayre Elks Lodge No. 1148 and Protection Hose Co. No. 1.  Surviving are a daughter, Andrea F. McDonald at home; four brothers, Bernard of South Waverly,  John and Lawrence, both of Towanda, Leo of Athens; four step-sisters, Mrs. James (Joan) Daly of Sayre, Mrs. Arthur (Margaret) George of Fruit Heights, Utah; Mrs. Arthur (Betty) Ericson of El Cajon, Calif., and Mrs. Walter (Ann) Keegan of Athens, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral will be held Friday at 9 a.m. at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at the Epiphany Church in Sayre.  The Rev. Vincent Langan, pastor of St. John’s Catholic Church, South Waverly, will be the celebrant.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  A Biblical wake service will be held at the funeral home Thursday at 8 p.m., Sayre Elk Lodge will conduct services at 7:30 and the V.F.W. at 7 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review.

MCINTIRE –ARDITH MCINTIRE SCIVENER, 76, formerly of Athens died Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at MM Ewing Continuing Care Center in Canandaigua. She is survived by: Her daughter, Karen (Mark) Winchell of Gorham, N.Y.; three sons, E. Michael (Kimberly) Scrivener of Lyons, N.Y., Alan Scrivener of Canandaigua and Warren (Jacqueline) Scrivener of Scio, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Merle (Pauline) McIntire of Athens; two sisters, Helen Zahorian of Millerton, Pa. and Velma Utter of Horseheads; two brother-in-laws, Raymond (Grace) Scrivener of Athens and Daniel (Dot) Scrivener of Waverly; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Herbert C. Scrivener in October 2004. Ardith was born in Athens, the daughter of Alvah and Jennie Brownmeuller McIntire. She attended schools in Athens and was a graduate of Athens High School. Friends may call Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at John C. Johnson Funeral Home Inc., 47 N. Main Street, Canandaigua, N.Y. A graveside service will be held Friday, March 25 at 1 p.m. at the Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 595 Blossom Road, Suite 208, Rochester, N.Y. 14610 Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  –Evening Times Mar. 2, 2005.

KENNETH C. McINTIRE
 Kenneth C. McIntire, 86, or Granville Summit, RR 1, PA died Saturday, June 22, 2002 at Troy Community Hospital. He was born December 30, 1915 in Quimby, Iowa, the son of Alvah J. and Jennie T. Brownmiller McIntire.  The family moved from Iowa to Forksville, PA in 1929. Kenneth was a member of the Calvary Alliance Chapel in Canton.  He was a member of the Bradford County Old Timers Association and a member of the No. 4 Howard Elmer Hose Co. in Sayre. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Kinney McIntire, at home; daughter, Juanita Austin of Waverly, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Bud Reeder of Pine City, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Victor and Carol McIntire of Waverly, NY; son, Gerald McIntire of Waverly, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Jeff Allis Hand of Clinton, WA; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Zahorian of Millerton, PA, Ardith (Herbert) Scrivener of Plattsburg, NY, Velma Hunter of Horseheads, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Merle and Pauline McIntire of Athens, PA; several nieces and nephews. Kenneth was predeceased by his first wife, Betty, in 1990; sister, Thelma Arnold Landon, in 1994; granddaughter Debbie McIntire in 1966; grandson, David McIntire in 1970; and great-great-granddaughter Leslie Garling in 1999. Funeral services were to be held at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens on Wednesday, June 26 at noon (calling hours from 11 am to noon) with the Rev. David McIntire, pastor of the Calvary Alliance Chapel officiating and burial to be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be made to the Sayre Athens Lions Club, c/o Alan Shaw, 228 Desmond St., Sayre, PA 18840. (TGR, Thursday, June 27, 2002)

McMAHON –HANNA J. JACOBS, 97, formerly of North Elmira Street, Athens, died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at the Bradford County Manor.  She was born Dec. 25, 1905, in Mildred, the daughter of Frank Jr. and Phebe Tracy McMahon.  She moved to the Valley in 1913 and attended schools in Athens.  Hanna worked at Blue Swan Mills and then worked for Remington Rand in Elmira and was transferred to Washington, D.C., retiring in 1970.  She then returned to the Valley.  She was the widow of Ernest “Jake” Jacobs, who died March 2, 1986.  Her sister, Martha Allen Andrus, and two nephews, Jerry Allen and William Allen, also predeceased her.  She is survived by her nieces, Phyllis Allen Oddi of Sayre; R. Lois Allen of Athens and Marjorie Allen of Athens; a step-son and his spouse, Alva and Karen Jacobs of Maryland, and a step-daughter and her spouse, Betty and Stanley Taber of Maryland; two step-grandchildren, Kevin and Brian Jacobs; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.  There will be no calling hours.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2003, 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.  Memorial donations may be made to the Bradford County Manor Activities Fund, RR3, Box 322, Troy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

 

McNAUGHTON Cody Allen McNaughton

21, of Sayre, Pa., died unexpectedly on Friday, December 20, 2013.  Cody was born on May 8, 1992 at Robert Packer Hospital. He was the son of Bonnie Besecker Maio and the late George Michael McNaughton. Cody graduated from Sayre High School in 2010. While there, he participated in track, wrestling, and school musicals. He was also active in the Missoula Children's Theatre. Cody loved his family, friends, fishing, and music. Cody was an extremely talented musician and played his guitar at several local establishments. He was known for his sense of humor, his laugh, and his bear hugs. Cody could always cheer someone up when they were feeling down and would do anything he could to help anyone.  He is predeceased by his father George Michael McNaughton, Aunt Robin Besecker, Uncle Dale Besecker and maternal grandfather Thomas "Pop Pop" Besecker.  Cody is survived by his mother Bonnie Besecker Maio, sister Cassandra Maio, stepfather Phillip Maio, maternal grandmother Janice Besecker, paternal grandmother RuthAnn Fry, maternal aunts Katherine Park, Terri Hunt, Brenda Jo Steinbrecher, maternal uncles Thomas Besecker and Richard Johnson, as well as Tony and Beth Maio, and their children Bailey, Blaise, and Zachary, Timothy Pipher, and Belinda Maio and her son J.B Maio. Also surviving are his cousins Dan and Michael Wayman, their children Erin, Courtney, Matthew (Blaire), and Colleen, Janelle and Jeremy Howe, their children Alyson Hunt and Austyn Stedge Howe, as well as Joel, Cherie, Cole, Carsen, and Holden Hunt. Cody is also survived by his girlfriend Tiffany Sewalt and her daughter Madyson. Cody touched countless lives in his brief time on earth.  Friends and family may call on Friday, December 27, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. Funeral Services will follow at the funeral home at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Glen Mahaffey officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Cody's memory to: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA 18810 to help offset the cost of the funeral expenses.   Sayre Morning Times – December 23, 2013

 

JOSEPH P. MCSPARRON, 82, Sayre House died Tuesday June 23, 1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness. Born Nov. 30, 1904 in Mildred, he was the son of Thomas A. and Ellen Crowley McSparron. He was employed as a machinist for the Lehigh Valley Railroad. In 1942, Mr. McSparron became general chairman and president of District 124 and a former president of Lodge 1067 IAM. Unpon his retirement in 1965 he was a special representative to the Grand Lodge IAM. A lifelong Sayre resident, he was a member of the Sayre Church of the Epiphany and the Waverly Loyal Order of the Moose #1490. His wife, Helen predeceased him as did a son, Thomas in 1986. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law Marie and James E. Walsh, Towanda; another daughter and son-in-law Carol and Arthur Wichtowski and a daughter-in-law, Pauline McSparron of Athens; a son, John J. of Buffalo; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 8 p.m. Prayer services will be held there at 9 a.m. Friday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at his church at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. Peter Menghini as celebrant. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Valley Ambulance Corps. –Towanda Daily Review

THOMAS WILLIAM MCSPARRON, 58, of 605 First St., Athens died Thursday Sept. 25, 1986 at the Bath Veterans Hospital in Bath, N.Y. after an extended illness. Mr. McSparron was born in Sayre July 10, 1928, the son of Joseph P. McSparron. He has been a lifelong resident of the Valley. He was employed as a conductor of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad, retiring 14 years ago after 27 years of service. He was a World War II veteran serving with the U.S. Navy. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Athens. Mr. McSparron was also a member of the B.P.O.E. Sayre Elks Chapter No. 1148, the VFW of Sayre No. 1536 and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. He is survived by his wife, Pauline McSparron at home; two sons, Joseph McSparron of Williamsport and Jeremiah McSparron at hoem; his father, Joseph P. McSparron of Sayre; two sisters, Mrs. James (Marie) Walsh of Towanda and Mrs. Arthur (Carol) Wichtowski of Elmira; one brother, John J. McSparron of Buffalllo, N.Y. Aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. He was predeceased by his mother, Helen McSparron in 1978. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens on Friday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph’s Church at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph T. Conboy as the celebrant. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the Robert Packer Hospital Diabetes Foundation. The Elks will hold services at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. There will be a scripture service at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review

 

McQUEENEY  James V. McQUEENEY, 67, of Sayre RR (Litchfield Township) died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, March 26, 2003, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born April 19, 1935, in Waverly, N.Y., he was a son of the late Ernesto Rota and Elizabeth "Betty" COLALILLO McQUEENEY.  Jim was a graduate of Sayre High School, Class of 1954, and attended Penn State University in State College, Pa.  On Feb. 13, 1967, he married the former Diane M. ONOFRE. Jim was employed by I.B.M. in Owego, N.Y., for 35 years until his retirement in 1991.  He was a member of the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre, and its Perpetual Adoration Society; Tioga Country Club, Nichols, N.Y.; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 1148, Sayre; Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge No. 1490, Waverly; North American Hunting Club; and Penn State Alumni Association.  James was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, golfing and outdoor activities. He had a strong faith and strong sense of family.  Surviving are his wife, Diane M. McQUEENEY, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Vincent A. and Meggan McQUEENEY of Barrington, Ill.; a daughter and her fiancé, Lisa A.M. McQUEENEY and Scott KOPATZ of Apalachin, N.Y.; a sister, Rosalie Marrone of Athens; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Michael and Donna McQUEENEY of Virginia Beach, Va., and Mark and Nancy McQUEENEY of Apalachin; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard and Kay ONOFRE of Waverly; a brother-in-law, Nicholas ONOFRE of Waverly; an uncle, Pat ROSSI of Buffalo, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, March 29, 2003, at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, South Elmer Avenue, Sayre, with the Rev. William Karle, pastor, as celebrant.  The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Alteri Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre. Sayre Elks Lodge No. 1148 will hold a memorial service that evening at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. The Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1490 will hold a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.
 

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