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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


Arranged by Surname at Birth

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Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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

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

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

 

MEEKER Bertha Gregory

age 94, of Athens Township, Pa., died peacefully at home on Saturday, May 11, 2013.  Bertha was born in Athens, Pa., on September 3, 1918 and lived her entire life in the Valley. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Martha Burlingame Meeker.  Bertha attended Athens Schools and worked many years for Thatcher Glass in Elmira.  On June 3, 1937 she married Herman M. Waltman, who died in 1961.  She married Fred Gregory July 16, 1967 and together they operated The Valley Inn until 1974.  In addition to her parents, Bertha was predeceased by her husband, Herman Waltman; brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Bertha (Bert) Meeker; an infant daughter, Connie; three sons and daughter-in-law, Guy and Anna Waltman, Raymond Waltman and James Waltman; a daughter, Patricia Collins; a daughter-in-law, Eudora Waltman; a son-inlaw, Orlando Johnson; two grandsons, Frank and John Olmstead; her husband, Fred Gregory; and two step-sons, Fred Gregory, Jr. and Barry Gregory.  Bertha was a long-time member of TOPS, through which she won numerous awards; the Sayre VFW, Sons of Italy and the Athens American Legion. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends.  Bertha is survived by a son, Al Waltman of N. Fort Myers, Fla.; a daughter, Helen Johnson of Sayre; Step-daughter, Bonnie Courtright of Waverly; Step-sons Jerry Gregory of Fla., Jeffrey Gregory of Barton; grandchildren: Pam (Andy) Johnston of Virginia Beach, Va., Susan (Kevin) Armor, Darla Belland and Alan Waltman all of Florida, Michael Collins of Waverly, Barbara Sinsheimer of Sayre, Linda (Baldemar) Ortiz of St. Joseph, Mo., James Waltman of Athens, Laurie Hildebrant of Athens, Heather (Kevin) Connolly of Pittsburgh, Pa., Jenny (Tim) Montanye of Waverly, Brian (Kay) Blair of Va., Duane (Carol) Waltman of Sayre, Brenda (Tim) Tompkins of Waverly, Robert (Becky) Waltman of Sayre, and Kelly (Ed) Spreha of Harrisburg, Pa.; a cousin, Doris Frisbie of Waverly; special friends, Bud Shoop, Mary Faulkner and Dieter Kedrowitsch; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  A time of gathering with family and friends for a memorial service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, NY.  The celebration of Bertha’s life will be by Pastor Bruce Vanderpool. A special tribute to Bertha’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 was in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania.   Sayre Morning Times – June 13, 2013

 

HENRY W. MEEKER, 78, of 126 Paine St., Athens, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 1994, at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Born Jan. 30, 1916, in East Smithfield, he was the son of Thomas and Martha Burlingame Meeker.  He was a lifetime member of the Ward Dads and a long-time member of the auxiliary fire police and former captain of Diahoga Hose Co. No. 6.  He was predeceased by a daughter, Bertha Hasbrough, in 1977.  He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Bertha, at home; two sons, Henry “Bill” Jr. of Sayre and Thomas of Sayre; two stepchildren; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a sister, Bertha Gregory of Sayre.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. The Skiff Bower Post No. 1536 will hold a memorial service there at 7 p.m.  The funeral and committal service will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church, the Rev. Paul Barrett, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

MEEKER –JUDY M. WHITE, 62, of Athens Township died February 3, 2005.  Born December 3, 1942 in Sayre, PA, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Bertha Heeman Meeker.  She attended Canton High School during the early 1960s.  Mrs. White enjoyed arranging flowers, gardening, making dogs and various crafts.  She was an avid bear collector and loved doing the Lord’s work.  She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.  Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Kenneth, at home, children Ken and Julie White, Elmira, NY; Robert and Monica White, Mississippi; James White of Florida; Helen White, Athens, PA; Melanie and Walter McGuire, Jay and Bertha Casterline, all of Sayre; 19 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Cathy Coates, Wilkes-Barre, PA; Phyllis and Al Holbert, Rome, PA; best friend and sister, Marian Kimball, Lowman, NY.   Burial was in Tioga Point Cemetery.  Funeral services were held Feb. 7th at the Jay E. Lowery funeral Home, Sayre.  Memorial donations may be sent to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA in Mrs. White’s name.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

 

METEER –MARIAN M. SALT, 81, of Chemung View Apartments, Athens died unexpectedly on Sunday Nov. 5, 1989 at Robert Packer Hospital. Born June 18, 1908 in Roulette, Pa., she was the daughter of Charles and Lydia Brooks Meteer. She moved to the Valley in 1970 from Canada. She was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church, Waverly Senior Citizens and served as president of the Sayre Senior Citizens in 1973-74. She is survived by her husband, Fred at home; five daughters, Mrs. Donald (Lenora) Adams of Sayre, Mrs. Lillian Price of Niagara Falls, Mrs. Hershel (Dorothy) Webb of Beckelville, Pa., Mrs. Kenneth (Rose) Parkhurst of Sayre and Mrs. William Lyda) McGarvey of Niagara Falls; a son, Wesley Duane Mulnix of Buffalo; two stepsons, Frederic and Clinton Salt, both of Woodstock, Ontario, Canada; 25 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Wesley Mulnix and a brother, Ralph Meteer. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Herbert Bowen, pastor of the Waverly United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. –Towanda Daily Review

 

MENCHELLA Carmela P. Menchella Coviello

87, widow of Ralph James Coviello, of 116 Perry Street, Sayre, Pa., died Tuesday morning, July 26, 2011 at her home with her loving children at her side. Carmela was born June 18, 1924 in Rochester, N.Y. She was the daughter of the late Antonio and Filomena Menchella.   Carmela was married to her best friend Ralph on November 16, 1946 and had an exceptional marriage of over 57 years. She graduated from Sayre High School and was a successful Secretary to the Plant Superintendent at the Ingersoll Rand for over 20 years until her retirement in 1988. Carmela was a devoted member of Epiphany parish and a lector at the 7:00 a.m. mass for many years. Her life centered around her family. She enjoyed travelling with them around the U.S. and the world – Japan, Mexico, England, and Italy.  Surviving children are Ann George of Morristown N.J., Teri Coviello of Portland, Maine, and Ralph Coviello of Hampshire, England, and four grandchildren, Devon George, Brielle George, Vene Hashimoto, and Mia Coviello. Carmela is also survived by her three sisters, Hilda Angelo, Frances DePumpo, Irene Ciotti, and sister-in-law Virginia Menchella.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband Ralph on April 14, 2004, infant son Ralph, and son Vincent on February 17, 2009.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, 304 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa. with Rev Wieslaw M. Ziebacz, Assistant Pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. The family will receive friends Friday, July 29, from 5:00 – 7:00 at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond Street, Sayre, Pa.  The family will provide flowers and suggests that memorial contributions be directed to Guthrie Hospice, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840 or to the Epiphany School in Carmela's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – July 28, 2011

 

ELWIN W. (DUSTY) MERITHEW, 76, of 220 Willow St., Athens died March 15, 1989 at Robert Packer Hospital following a short illness. Born Dec. 10, 1912 in Athens, he was the son of Frank and Lottie Campbell Merithew. Mr. Merithew was a lifelong resident of Athens. He was employed at the former Walker Plumbing and later Friant Plumbing of Athens. He is survived by a son, Ronald of Shortsville, N.Y., a daughter, Shirley at home; a sister, Mrs. Leola Cheney of Endwell, N.Y.; a granddaughter, Roxanne of Shortsville and two nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Luella Lola Merithew in November 1986. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held there on Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Arnold Covey, pastor of First Church of God officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. –Towanda Daily Review

MERRILL - Bernice Leah Merrill Hulslander
Mrs. Milford Hulslander - Evening Times December 15, 1933. Mrs. Milford Hulslander of 140 South Keystone Avenue, Sayre, died at the Ideal Hospital in Endicott today.  She was born in Ulster March 2, 1903. She is survived by one brother, Richard Merrill of Elmire; five sisters, Mrs. Francis (Eleanor) Drake, Mrs. Max (Blanche) Ludwig and Miss Rosena Merrill of Ulster, Mrs. Bert (Julia) Page of Sayre and Mrs. Frank (Della) Kratzer of North Orwell; her father, William Merrill of Ulster and one daughter Leah Rae at home. Funeral services will be held at the late home, 140 South Keystone Avenue, Sayre, December 17, 1933 at 2 o’clock and at the Sayre Methodist church at 2:30 o’clock.

MERRILL Carrie B - Mrs Frank Campbell of West Athens, died at the Packer Hospital in Sayre shortly after 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon.  Mrs. Campbell was taken to the hospital Saturday morning in a serious condition.  She was 32 years old.  Besides her husband she is survived by six children, her mother, five brothers, William, Percy, Aubrey, Nathan, and L. T. Merrill, all living near Tozer's bridge, and one sister, Mrs. John Vosburg of Trinket.  Funeral services will be held this afternoon and interment will be made in Tioga Point cemetery.  Reva Wagner.  Daily Review  Feb 28 1911.   (1910 Athens census - Carrie B. Campbell, wife of Frank K, married 2nd time for 13 years, mother of 6 children)

CHARLES A. MERRILL, 84, of Athens RD 2, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 1980, after a short illness at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  He was born in Bumpville, the son of Wallace and Carrie Richards Merrill, and he lived in Bradford County his entire life.  Mr. Merrill was employed by LVRR for 40 years a group leader, clerk and inspector.  He retired in July 1961.  He served in the U.S. Army with 79th Division 314th Infantry Headquarter Company in World War I.  He was burned with mustard gas in France and returned to the United States in 1919.  He was a charter member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church, Sayre; member of the church board and it’s board of trustees for 52 years.  He served as church treasurer for 28 years and was song leader for a number of years.  He also held membership in the Carman’s Union and was a trustee of the East Athens Community Hall Association.  Survivors include his wife the former Helen Lindsey; children, Raymond Merrill, St. Petersburg, Fla., LaVerne Merrill, Tacoma, Wash., Mrs. Ansel (Lucille) Young, Elmira RD 2, Ralph Merrill, Melone, N.Y., Mrs. Paul (Eva) Sweitzer, Sayre RD 1, Mrs. Jack (Eileen) Shedd, Athens RD 2, Louise Merrill, Athens RD 2, 18 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; a son, Wallace Merrill preceded him in death in 1961; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mr. Merrill will be taken to his home on Center Street, East Athens, where friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the Pilgrim Holiness Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday.  The Rev. B. B. Bidwell, pastor, will be assisted by the Rev. B. L. Bidwell, former pastor, at the ceremony.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  Full military honors will be accorded.  Memorials may be directed to the Pilgrim Holiness Church Memorial Fund in his name.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lowery Funeral Home, 222 S. Main St., Athens.

HOWARD A. MERRILL, 89, of Platt St., Nichols, formerly of Litchfield died on Wednesday Sept. 13, 1989 at Tioga Nursing Home, Wavelry were he had resided for the past several months. He was born on Sept. 14, 1989 in Litchfield, a son of the late John E. and Mary E. Johnston. For 41 years he operated a dairy farm in Litchfield and in Nichols, where he was a mechanic and welder. He was 1 17-year member of the Wappasening Hose Co., a 42-year member of the Westbrook Masonic Lodge #333 F. &. A.M., a 25-year member of the former Nichols Grange #1410 and a former member of the O.O.O.F. and Elmwood Rebekah Londge #273. He was also a member of the Nichols United Methodist Church and the Nichols Ro-Ki Club and served on the Nichols School Board from 1948 to 1959. On Nov. 10, 1940 he married the former Hazel Whytock. In addition to his wife, Hazel, he is survived by his three daughters, Rosemary Pierce of Titusville, Fl., Mrs. Ronald (Roberta) Zylich, Chelmsford, Mass. And Mrs. Frank (Janette) Szelkowski, Nichols; his son, Howard g. Merrill of Edison, N.J.; eight grandchildren; two nieces; two nephews; several cousins. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols with the Rev. Brown Naik, his pastor officiating. Interment will follow in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Donations in his memory may be directed to the building fund of the Nichols United Methodist Church. Friends are invited to call at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel Friday from 7 until 9 p.m. Westbrook Lodge #333 will conduct ritualistic services at 8 p.m. there. –Towanda Daily Review

MERRITT - Les Merritt, 86, of Athens Twp., Pa., died on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, at home.  He was born on Feb. 19, 1923 in Savona, Pa., the son of the late Richard and Barbara Merritt.  Les was a life member of the VFW Skiff Bower Sayre Post 1536, Athens Twp. Fire Police, a lifetime member of the Athens Twp. Fire Company, and called bingo at the Towanda Skilled Nursing Unit. He was an avid sportsman, enjoyed camping, and loved taking his wife on day trips to the casino. Les held a milk route when younger, was employed with the Ingersoll Rand in Athens as an electrician, retiring in 1984, and was groundskeeper for Athens Twp. Parks Commission for 12 years. Les served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Quincy during WWII in the Pacific Theater.  He is predeceased by his son Wayne Merritt in 2005, and 6 brothers and sisters.  Les is survived by his wife of 63 years Phyllis; children Steven and Peggy Merritt of Athens, Pa., Cathy and Thomas Bolesta of Sweet Valley, Pa.; grandchildren, Steve, Heidi, Brett, Michelle, Scott, James, and Devin; and 12 great-grandchildren.  Friends and family may call on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009 from 5–8 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, Aug. 14, 2009 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. James Fox from Crossroads Family Ministries officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made in his memory to: Athens Township Volunteer Fire Company, 211 Herrick Ave., Sayre, PA 18840   12 August 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

Merle MERRITT, 86, of Athens, PA, died Friday, May 12, 2000 following an extended illness.  Born April 2, 1914 in Granville Summit, PA, he was a son of Mark and Bessie Kittle Merritt.  Merle was a graduate of Troy High school where he was an outstanding athlete.  He was the proprietor of a grocery store in Sylvania, PA, worked at Remington Rand in Elmira during World War II.  Troy Engine and Machine Shop and retired from Ingersoll Rand in Athens in 1979.  He was a life member of the BPOE 1148 of Sayre and a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose No. 1490 of Waverly.  He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruth “Foody” Frick Merritt, currently at the Bradford County Manor; his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Linda Merritt of Athens; a son, Terry Merritt of Camp Hill, PA; sisters, Mildred Slingerland of Troy, Ruth Steeler of Sayre and Ellen Judson of Columbia Cross Roads; a brother, Ed Merritt of Chattanooga, TN; two grandchildren and four great=grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Annette Pearsall; and a brother-in-law, Adrian Wheeler.  He was predeceased by his parents; a son, Richard Merritt; his brothers, Miles Merritt who was his twin brother and James Merritt and Rex Merritt; his sisters, Benita Becker and Dorna Patterson.  Funeral services were held at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens on May 16 with the Rev. Vincent Langan, pastor of St. John’s Catholic Church, officiating and burial to be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the seventh floor ICU at the Robert Packer Hospital, Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840 in his name. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, May 18, 2000

MERLE MERRITT, 86, of 230 Pleasant St., Athens, died Friday, May 12, 2000, following an extended illness.  Born April 2, 1914, in Granville Summit, he was a son of Mark and Bessie Kittle Merritt.  Merle was a graduate of Troy High School, where he was an outstanding athlete.  He played baseball with his brothers on the semi-pro Cowley team, managed by their father, Mark Merritt, in the 1930s.  He was the proprietor of a grocery store in Sylvania, worked at Remington Rand in Elmira during World War II and the Troy Engine Machine Shop, and retired from Ingersoll rand, Athens, in 1979.  He was a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather.  He was a life member of the B.P.O.E. 1148 of Sayre and a member of Loyal Order of the Moose No. 1490 of Waverly.  He is survived by his wife of t3 years. Ruth ‘Foody” Frick Merritt, currently at the Bradford County Manor; his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Linda Merritt of Athens; a son Terry Merritt of Camp Hill, Pa.; his sisters, Mildred Slingerland of Troy, Ruth Steele of Sayre and Ellen Judson of Columbia Cross Roads; a brother, ed Merritt of Chattanooga, Tenn.; his grandchildren, Robin Miller of Waverly, N.Y., and Dean and Jamie Merritt of Athens; great-grandchildren, Rachael and Elizabeth Miller and Macey and Ashley Merritt; a sister-in-law, Annette Persall; and a brother-in-law, Adrian Weaver.  He was predeceased by his parents; a son, Richard Merritt; his brothers, Miles Merritt, who was his twin brother, and James Merritt and rex Merritt; his sisters, Benita Becker and Dorna Patterson.  There will be no calling hours.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, with the Rev. Vincent Langan, pastor of St. John’s Catholic Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the Seventh Floor I.C.U. at the Robert Packer Hospital, Guthrie Square, Sayre in his name.  –Towanda Daily Review.

Richard M. “Dick” MERRITT, 58, of Athens, PA died Wednesday, November 4, 1998 at his home.  Born in Elmira, NY June 4, 1940, the son of Merle and Ruth Erick Merritt, he graduated from Troy High School and Mansfield State Teachers College.  He taught biology in the Athens Area School District for over 30 years, retiring in 1993. He was the baseball and wrestling coach for a number of years.  He was a member of the Sayre Elks #1148 and the Loyal Order of the Moose Waverly #1490.  He is survived by his parents, at home (230 Pleasant St., Athens); brother, Terry Merritt of Camp Hill, PA; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Linda Merritt of Athens; a niece, Robin Miller; niece, Robin Miller; nephews, Dean Merritt and Jamie Merritt; four great-grandnieces, several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Graveside services were held at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, at the convenience of the family with Rev. David Larson officiating.  Memorial donations maybe made to the greater valley Emergency Medical Services, 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, PA 18840 or the Black and Silver Club, c/o Athens High School, 401 West  Frederick St., Athens, PA 18810.

MERRITT –RUTH MERRITT BONNEY STEELE, 84, Sayre, died peacefully Saturday, July 7, 2001, after a long battle with cancer at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born February 2, 1917, at home in Granville Summit, she was the daughter of Mark and Bessie Kittle Merritt.  She attended the North Woods grade school and then graduated from Troy High School in 1934.  She was active in basketball while at Troy High School.  After her children started school she worked at Woolworth’s Five and Dime Store; at W.T. Grant Co., as a manager of the credit department; and at the Blue Swan Mills until her retirement.  She loved her family and her home on North Keystone Avenue.  She was a member of the Sayre United Methodist Church, Sayre.  Surviving are her husband of 16 years, Harry Steele; a son and daughter-in-law, Leo and Marjorie Bonney, Roanoke, VA; a daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Robert Shepps, Waverly, NY; her granddaughters and their spouses.  Sue and Kevin Ames and Gail and Bob Boydston, all of Indianapolis, IN, Deborah and Glen Campbell, Rochester, NY, and Lisa and Wallace Edwards, Mechanicsville, VA; her great-grandchildren, Heather, Jeremy and Sarah Ames, Jarod and Emily Edwards, and Ian Boydston; her sisters, Mildred Slingerland and Ellen Judson; a brother Edward Merritt; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her beloved first husband, Leo G. Bonney, in 1982 after 46 years of marriage: her sisters Benita Becker and Donna Patterson; and her brothers James Merritt, twins Miles and Merle Merritt, and Rexford Merritt.  Funeral services were held at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens on July 10 with the Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating.  Burial was in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Burial was in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the Dave Smith Run, in care of Joan Smith, 145 Chestnut St., Sayre, PA.

MERRITT Ruth Merritt Bonney STEELE, 84, of Sayre, PA died Saturday, July 7, 201 at the Robert Packer Hospital after a long battle with cancer.  Born February 2, 1917 at home in Granville Summit, she was the daughter of Mark and Bessie Kittle Merritt.  She attended North Woods grade school and then graduated from Troy High School in 1934 where she was active in basketball.  After her children started school she worked at Woolworth’s Five and Dime Store; at W. T. Grant Store as a manager of the credit department; and at the Blue Swan Mills until her retirement.  She was a member of the Sayre United Methodist Church.  She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Harry Steele; a son and daughter-in-law, Jean and Robert Shepps of Waverly, NY; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sisters, Mildred Slingerland and Ellen Judson; a brother, Edward Merritt; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Leo G. BONNEY, in 1982 after 46 years of marriage; sisters, Benita Becker and Dorna Patterson; her brother, James Merritt twins Miles and Merle Merritt and Rexford Merritt.  Funeral services were held July 10 at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens with the Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating and burial to be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the Dave Smith Run, c/o June Smith, 145 Chestnut Street, Sayre, PA 18840.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA   Thursday, July 12, 2001

METJE, Edward, 78, of MacAfee Traile Court, Athens RD 1, died Monday morning, June 4, 1973 at 9:30 o’clock at his home after a short illness.  Born in North Bergen, N.J., he moved to East Smithfield in 1950 and for the past nine years had resided at his present address.  He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of North Bergen and of F. and A.M. No. 213 Blue Lodge of West New York, N.J.  Surviving are his wife, Ellen; three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Rogers of Spring Lake Heights, N.J., Mrs. Virginia Smith of Piscataway, N.J., and Mrs. Paul Cizek of Mansfield; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, William Metje of Bogoto, N.J.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Thursday at 2 p.m.Rev. David C. Newhart, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church, Sayre will officiate.Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Masonic services will be held at the funeral home Wednesday at 7 p.m.

NORMAN D. MILLAGE SR., 67, of 131 Elm St., Waverly, N.Y. died unexpectedly Thursday April 13, 1989 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born Sept. 9, 1921 in Barton, N.Y., he was the son of the late Lynn D. and Alice Hopkins Millage. He was the husband of Florence J. Franks Millage, member of Waverly United Methodist Church, North Barton Grange, Skiff-Bower VFW Post 1536 in Sayre, Waverly rotary Club, American legion Post 492 in Waverly, N.Y., Tioga County 534 F. & A.M.; Ancient Accepted Scottish rite of Corning, N.Y. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the u.S. Army in the European Theater. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart with Cluster and the Bronze Star Medal. He had retired as budget and finance office for the State of New York in the Maintenance Department. He was former owner and operator of Millage Truck Sales, owned and operated Waverly school busses for many years and was owner of the J.E. Ranch in Waverly for several years. He is survived by his wife at home; one son, Norman D. Millage Jr. of Waverly, one daughter, Mrs. Brandley (Norma) Doane of Waverly; one brother, Thomas Millage of Barton, N.Y.; one sister, Shirley Millage of Sayre; two granddaughters; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by one grandson, John Bradley Doane in 1986. A full military service will be held at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly on Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Earl Roberts, pastor of the Sayre United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens. Memorials may be directed to the family for the Norman Millage Sr. Waverly High School Scholarship Award. –Towanda Daily Review

MILLARD –NINA MAE (MILLARD) WILDRICK, 91, of Gillett RR 3 died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1993, at home after an extended illness.  She was born March 9, 1902, the youngest of a family of 12 children to the late John and Charlotte Shultz Millard.  Mrs. Wildrick was a retired employee of Tioga General Hospital, Waverly, N.Y., a member of the First Baptist Church of Bentley Creek and a past member of Lincoln Grange.  Mrs. Wildrick enjoyed writing memory stories for the Sayre Evening Times and the Towanda Daily review.  Mrs. Wildrick is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Catherine and Neal Halstead of Gillett RR 3, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, in 1986 and her son, Arnold, in 1944.  Friends may call at Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, N.Y., on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held there immediately following at 8:30 p.m. with the Rev. Craig Combs of the Bentley creek Baptist Church officiating.  Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Bentley Creek, RR 3, Gillett, Pa. or a charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review.

RALPH W. MILLARD, 86, of Troy RR 3, died Monday, Oct. 26, 198 at the Bradford County Manor.  Born April 10, 1912 in Tuscarora Township, Pa., he was the son of Blake and Elizabeth Jay Millard.  He was a barber in the Valley and Towanda area for many years.  He was an avid fisherman and hunter.  He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Guy Moe of Waverly, N.Y.; a son, Kenneth Millard of Chemung, N.Y.; son and daughter-in-law, Burton and Sandy Millard of Kirkwood, N.Y.; stepsons, Richard Chilson of South Waverly, Pa., Lloyd Chilson and Kenneth Chilson, both of Towanda; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; his sisters, Merle Kithcart of Gillett, Pa.; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Jack  Soper of Athens; brother and sister-in-law, Sheldon and Leah Millard of Athens; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents; three brothers, Kenneth Millard, Carl Millard and Donald Millard; sister, Geraldine Cheer; stepson, Keith Chilson; and brother-in-law, John Kithcart.  Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa.  Funeral and committal services will be held there Friday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Roland Romig, pastor of the Sayre Baptist Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made to Stray Haven Humane Society, 94 Shepard Road, Sayre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MILLER, Ada (Addie) Etta - Athens, March 8, 1921. Mrs. Stanley Campbell died at her home on 108 Walnut street at 8 o'clock this morning. She was born in Burlington township and was 59 years old. She is survived by two sons, Edward of Sayre and LeRoy at home; one sister, Mrs. Samuel Matthews of Sayre. the funeral will be held from the home Thursday afternoon. the Rev. L.A. Catlin, pastor of the Baptist church, will officiate. Interment in Tioga Point cemetery. Submitted by Marolyn Cole (Note: Her birthdate was 14 JAN 1861)

MILLER, Charles F. "Chick" MILLER, 80, of Ellistown Road, Sayre, died at Heritage Nursing Home, Athens, on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003.  Born in Sayre on April 16, 1923, he was the son of the late Floyd and Mary Bush Miller.  Chick was an adventurer. He was riding the rails, hopping freight trains in his teens and traveling the country. He was known in the hobo camps as the "East Coast Kid." Sometimes he used the trains as his transportation to New Jersey to be hired on as a field hand in the large produce gardens. At 15 years of age, he and his older brother, June, 17 years old, took off in an old car with no headlights to see what there was to see in Texas.  Being a collector and wishing that he had saved everything from his youth, he often reminisced about working at the Waverly Toy Factory in his teens, where they made cast iron toys.  He joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 18 and served from December 1941-December 1945. For most of his service time, he was stationed on the USS Beaver, participating in the European African Mid Eastern and Asiatic Pacific campaigns. He was also stationed in Kodiak, Alaska and Guadalcanal.  After the Navy, he worked for a time at Stroehmann Bakeries. Being an adventurer, this job and others didn't keep his interest for long. He heard about the gas companies installing the large pipes to carry the gas all through the United States. He started "pipe lining," taking his family with him. He loved this job. Finish a job in one state, move on to another. Exciting and sometimes dangerous, with a broken foot one time and a broken leg another. His wife, Betty, kept the family structure normal.  As the children became school age, it was too difficult on the family to live this nomadic life, and he and the family returned to the Valley. Chick was a delivery driver for Croft Lumber for 31 years, retiring in May 1988. This job agreed with him, as he could be outside every day and meet a lot of people.  Chick became well known for his gardening talents. He raised all of his plants from seeds and had beautiful vegetable gardens.  He passed his fudge making talent on to his sons, Rex and Bruce, who have continual contests. His love of story and joke telling is upheld by his daughter, Brenda. His son-in-law, Dan, learned from Chick's advice on gardening and will say, "Your dad always said it's supposed to be planted this way or harvested when --."  There are so many stories and memories. These are just a few. We hope they brought a smile to those of you who knew him. We know you have your memories also, and he would be chiming in with his side. Chick used to say, "I've lived a good life. I've done everything I wanted to do, and seen everything I wanted to see."  He was a longtime member of the Valley Coin Club, a lifetime member of the Skiff-Bower VFW Post No. 1536 of Sayre and the Betowski-VanDeMark American Legion Post No. 492 of Waverly.  Chick is survived by: his sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce Miller and his fiancee Carol MacElhaney of Ulster and Rex and Carol Miller of Fairfield, Pa.; daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Daniel Mott of Sayre and Carole and Albert Wilson of Sayre; his stepson and his spouse, Robert and Maxine Hunsinger of Monroe, N.Y.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. His brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Alva Miller of Waverly, N.Y., David and Mattie Miller of Sayre and Louis and Antoinette Miller of Sayre, and several nieces, nephews and  cousins also survive him.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Betty, in 1998; and brothers, Joe and Floyd "June" Miller Jr.  Family and friends may call Thursday, Aug. 21 from 7-9 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 22 from 10-11 a.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will follow Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Donald Anderson, pastor of the Athens United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorials may be directed in his name to the Alzheimer's Disease Research, P.O. Box 5780, Rockville, MD 20855; or National Glaucoma Research, P.O. Box 636, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044. Forms are available at the funeral home.

MILLER   David R. Age 78, of Sayre, PA died, Tuesday, February 7, 2006, at the Heritage Nursing Home in Athens. Born October 19, 1927 in Sayre, PA, the son of the late Floyd and Lydia Mary (Bush) Miller. He married Mattie Irene Higley on April 26, 1947. He worked for the Hilliard Corporation as a machinist for 29 years. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mattie at home; his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Family and friends may call Thursday, February 9, 2006, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, PA from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 10, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Martin Bovee, pastor of Athens United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will take place in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made in memory of David Miller to Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 North 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19123.

MILLER GEORGE DALLAS
Towanda Daily Review 26 Aug. 1930
GEO. D. MILLER OF WAVERLY DIES
Aged Resident Was Prominent in Republican Politics.
Waverly, Aug. 25---- George D. Miller, 84, died Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock at his late home on Pine street. He suffered a stroke of a apoplexy on Saturday from which he did not rally. Mr. Miller was a leader In the ranks of the Republican party of Tioga county and was a member of the county committee for a number of years.  Besides his widow he is survived by one brother, James, of Franklin, N. Y., five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held from the home Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial will he in Tioga Point cemetery. The Masonic fraternity will have charge of the funeral at the grave.  

MILLER –IRENE M. NEILEY, 84, of Milan RD 1 died unexpectedly on Saturday Oct. 28, 1989 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Sept. 23, 1905 at French Azilum, she was the daughter of Eldi and Augusta Miller. She was a member of the Milan United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Jerome at home; two sons, Nicholas of Waverly, N.Y. and John of Litchfield; a sister, Margaret Merrill of Wyalusing; three grandchildren. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Jonathan Bausman, pastor of the Milan United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. –Towanda Daily Review

OTTO R. MILLER SR., 80, a lifelong resident of Sayre, died peacefully Sunday evening, June 6, 2004.  He was born May 19, 1924 on Pitney Street a son of Otto Emil and Virginia Smith Miller and grandson of Friedrich August and Laura Lorenz Muller of Dresden, Germany and Clarence and Louisa Decker Smith of Sayre.  Otto married Elizabeth E. Kasson on Feb. 11, 1942, the daughter of Hugh and Violetta Swingle Kasson of Noxen, Pa.  Otto worked for Croft Lumber Co., serving four generations of Crofts, where he helped many Valley residents over the years with special assistance.  He was an avid sportsman, hunting and trapping early in life to help support his young family and later became a fixture on many local trout streams like Cayuta, Lick, Millstone, Bowman and the Schrader.  He was a well-known area “bones” player, passing on his musical talents and ability to many of his grandchildren, with several going on to musical careers.  A World War II combat veteran, Otto was in the front lines during the staking of the Philippines, receiving five Bronze Stars and fighting at the battle of Luzon among others.  Otto is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elizabeth; children, Otto “Sonny” Miller Jr. and Thomas “Fudgie” Miller, both of Sayre and Virginia (Mrs. David H. Smith Sr.) of Elmira, N.Y.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and countless friends.  He will be truly missed.  Otto was predeceased by his two brothers and two sisters.  Family and friends may call Wednesday, June 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa.  The funeral will be held Thursday, June 10 at the Chemung Methodist Church at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Bill McFarland officiating.  Burial will follow at the Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorial donations can be made in his name to the American Red Cross Valley Chapter, 37 N. Chemung, Waverly, N.Y. or Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Rd., Waverly, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily Review

SHARON MILLER, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Miller of Waverly, Tuesday, June 19, 1947.  Besides her parents, she is survived by sister, Jeanne, at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elwyn Miller of Waverly, Mrs. Grant of Elmira.  Funeral at the Geer Funeral Home, Waverly, Friday at 2:30 p.m.  Rev. Wilton Dubrick.  Tioga Point Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/12/1947

MINTURN MARCIA "SHA" SPICER
Marcia "Sha" nee: Minturn Age 66, of Elmira, died peacefully surrounded by her family at home, Thursday, August 31, 2006, after a long illness because of a stroke. She is survived by her children, Claude, Jr (Robin Johns) Spicer, Christopher (Christine) Spicer, Joan (Dennis) McKay, Debra (Charles Greth) Spicer, Kimberly Spicer, April Spicer; 18 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Carole Johnston and Gloria (Tom) House of Sayre, Linda ( Ronald) Burlew, Brooktondale, NY; brother, Charles Minturn, Sayre; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; several nieces, nephews and cousins; predeceased by husband of 43 years, Claude; parents, George and Marie Minturn; and brother, Robert Minturn. Marcia was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. Those wishing may make a donation in her memory to the Southern Tier Hospice. (Envelopes available at the Funeral Home). Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home Friday, September 1, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service there Saturday, September 2, 2006, at 10 a.m., Pastor David Ivy officiating. Interment in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA.

SIDNEY WALTER MITCHELL, 80 of Ocala, Fla. went to the Lord on June 16, 2007.  Born Oct. 9, 1926, in Athens, Pa., he was the son of the late Fred and Ruby Withey Mitchell.  Mr. Mitchell attended and graduated from Athens High School class of 1944.  He played on the Bulldogs basketball and football teams. He was on the staff of the yearbook.  After graduation he was employed at the Athens Ingersoll Rand Co.  He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed at the Sampson Naval Base.  He received an honorable discharge.  He married Betty Wright and settled in Athens.  They had two children.  Sidney was an avid golfer.  In 1982 he retired from the I.R.  In October of that year he married Jarmelia Webster Titus and they moved to Ocala.  Sid worked at the Presbyterian Church in Marion Oaks.  He attended Our Savior Lutheran Church in Marion Oaks.  He was a Christian.  Mr. Mitchell was preceded in death by his brothers, Kenneth, Edward, James and Fred, and his wife Betty.  Survivors include: his wife Jarmelia of Ocala; his son and daughter-in-law S. Brent and Claudia Mitchell of Pine City, N.Y.; his daughter and son-in-law, Susan (Sink) and Alan Cron of Athens; his stepchildren, Dawn (Titus) and Joseph Fitzpatrick and Bonnie (Titus) and Terry Niemiller of Ocala, and Todd and Ellen Titus of Owings Mills, Md.; his grandchildren, David and Jesse Sink of Waverly, N.Y., Amy and Lt. Cmdr. Shane Guilford, and Joseph Widrig and Tyler Niemiller of Ocala; and eight great-grandchildren.  A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St. in Athens.  A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Rodney Saylor officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  The family will provide their own flowers.  Memorial donations may be directed to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 109 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala, Fla.  -Towanda Daily Review 6/18/2007

MOATE -Newspaper unknown, handwritten note states, "June 22, 1959"
Julia Mason Of Athens Dies at 86 -Julia E. Mason, 86, formerly of 234 Willow St., Athens, died at the Jennings Convalescent Home here Saturday morning after an extended illness. She was born in Driftwood and spent most of her life in Athens. She was the widow of James D. Mason Sr. and is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Rose Marie Hause of Warren, Mrs. Zoe Coenig of San Francisco, Mrs. Iva Hull of Lancaster and Mrs. Florence Distel of Allentown; a son, James G. of Waverly; a sister, Mrs. Emma Fosmer of Coudersport; a brother, Albert Moate of Driftwood; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, where friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 o’clock and where services will be held Tuesday at 3:15 with the Rev. Paul H. Diehl officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point cemetery. (Submitted by Wilma JOHNS Sakowsky)

MONK - Isabelle M. Kneebone, 81, of Sayre, Pa., diedon April 22, 2009, at home with her loving family by her side, following an extended illness.  She was born Aug. 22, 1927 in Pittston, PA the daughter of the late Albert and Emma (Nana) SEELY Monk.  Isabelle loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an avid Bingo player, and enjoyed going to the casinos. She loved to shop and eat out at different restaurants after her shopping trips. She rode motorcycles with her husband and was a member of the Twin Rivers Motorcycle Club. Isabelle was employed by Label Processing and later Paxar until her retirement. She was a member of I.M.A. and I.G.W.  She is predeceased by: her beloved husband William H. Kneebone in November 2008; grandson Ian Kneebone; and sisters Jane and Helen.  Isabelle is survived by: her sons William (Donna) Kneebone of Sayre, Pa., and Thomas (Amy) Kneebone of Burlington, Pa.; grandchildren Stacie (Scott) Tappan of Sayre, Pa., William E. (Tara) Kneebone of Sayre, Pa., and Camron and Jacob Kneebone of Burlington, Pa.; great-grandchildren Sarah, Brianne, Disiree, Kristyn, and Kaitlyn Tappan, John, Derek, and William G. Kneebone; sister Ida (Louis) Cleveland of Tunkhannock, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and special canine companion, Jet.  Friends and family may call from 1-3 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2009, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Linda Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made in Isabelle's memory to: Athens Township Volunteer Fire Company, 211 Herrick Ave., Sayre, PA 18840.  Reva Wagner, Daily Review, 24 April 2009.

MONROE –JUNE B. WHEELER, 59, (SRGP 02839) Athens, died on December 29, 1993 at home.  She was born in Mountain Lake, November 16, 1934, the daughter of Burge and Leah Tice Monroe, and was a lifelong resident of the valley.  She is survived by her husband, James A. Wheeler, Sr., at home; daughters and sons-in-law Tiny and Charles Wells, Athens, Termy and Joseph Bell, Athens, Janice and Edward Hall, Williamsport, and Darlene Wheeler, Sayre; sons and daughters-in-law, William and Loretta Bellows, Lockwood, NY, Kenneth (Pete) and Cindy Bellows, Athens, James A. Wheeler, Jr., Elmira, and Steven Wheeler, Athens; 19 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; a brother, Burdge Monroe, Alba; and a sister, Ladane Neal Matlock, Clovis, CA.  The funeral and committal services were held at the Lowrey Funeral Home, Athens, on January 3.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the Dialysis Department at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

 

MOON –GENEVIEVE L. WRIGHT, 84, of Sayre, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at Robert Packer Hospital, following an extended illness. She was born on May 31, 1929 in Evergreen, Pa., the daughter of the late Boyd W. and Evie Dauberman Moon. Genevieve attended New Albany and Towanda schools. She enjoyed playing bingo. Most of all, Genevieve enjoyed spending time with her family. She is predeceased by her first husband, George R. Wright; daughter, Nancy Wright; sons, Gary and Keith Wright; sister, Elsa Moon Wright; and brother, Merle Bair. Genevieve is survived by her children, Kevin VanDuzer of Sayre, Richard and Barbara Wright of Waverly, N.Y., Sandra and Bob VanDuzer of St. Pauls, N.C., and Tammy Parker of Owego, N.Y.; several grandchildren; and sisters, Naomi Moon of Forksville, Pa., and Lois Moon of Oregon. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, with the Rev. Ed Reichman officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. –Sayre Morning Times

 

MOORE Aline Eva Walborn

87, of Sayre, died early Wednesday morning, April 4, 2012, at home.  Born Sept 15, 1924 in Towanda, Pa. she was a daughter of the late William and Clarissa Strope Moore. Aline was a graduate of Waverly High School Class of 1942. On Sept. 22, 1942 she married Floyd Robert "Bob" Walborn in Franklindale. Aline was member of the Nichols Baptist Church, Nichols, N.Y. Her life encompassed her home and family. She enjoyed crocheting and reading. Surviving are her children, Rosemary and Ronald Cole of Sayre, Dale and Lisa Walborn of Vero Beach, Fla., David and Marion Walborn of Waverly, N.Y. and Delbert Walborn of Sayre; nine grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; brothers-in-law Kenneth Nichols of Waverly, N.Y., Donald "Jake" Walborn of Mountain Lake and Roland Walborn of Fla.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Robert "Bob" Walborn on June 25, 2001 and sister, June Nichols. Aline's Family expresses their deepest appreciation to Guthrie Hospice for the wonderful care, love and compassion provided during Aline's illness.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at the Alteri- Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, with Pastor Ronald Park of the Nichols Baptist Church officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Nichols Baptist Church, Ro Ki Blvd. Nichols, NY 13812 in Aline Eva Walborn's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – April 5, 2012

 

GARY L. MOORE, 54, Milan RD 1, died at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre on Wednesday, July 1, 1987 after a brief illness. Born Feb. 19, 1933 in Cherry Valley, N.Y., he was the son of Harold and Rowena Leonard Moore. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Mr. Moore had been employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Highways as an operator for 15 years and by the Athens Foundry for 11 years. A lifelong resident of the Valley area, he was a member of the Keystone Baptist Church in South Waverly, Towanda Gun Club, Towanda Rifle and Pistol Club and Ulster-Sheshequin Firemen’s Association. Surviving are his wife of 24 years, Mildred Sweet Moore at home; daughter, Terry Woodbeck of Binghamton; two sons, Howard of Sayre and Harold of Athens; two grandsons and three granddaughters; brother, William of Canton, Mass.; two aunts; several nieces, nephews and cousins. A daughter, Rowena Moore preceded him in death in 1981. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there at 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Donald Green, his pastor officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. –Towanda Daily Review

HOWARD J. MOORE, 53, of 213 Bridge St., Athens, Pa., died Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 as the result of a motor vehicle accident in Litchfield Township, Pa.Howard was born in Sayre, Pa., on Aug. 28, 1961, a son of Mildred Sweet Moore and the late Gary Moore. He was a graduate of Athens High School class of 1979 and following graduation enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps where he served until 1983. Following completion of his military service, Howard returned home to be employed by Athens High School and later by Grumman Allied Industries in Montgomery, Pa., for 10 years. He formerly served as a bus driver for the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre and was employed by New York State Electric and Gas Service. Howard was employed by Gas Field Specialists of Mainesburg, Pa., at the time of his death. He was a member, financial officer and former Commander of American Legion Fort Sullivan Post No. 246 in Athens and was a life member of Skiff-Bower VFW Post No. 1536 Sayre. Howard enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandchildren and bowling.He is survived by his mother Mildred Moore of Athens; daughters Staci Moore of Athens, Traci Phillips and husband John of Athens; grandchildren Thomas, Stella and Trevor; nephew Gary Moore of California; great-nephew Kendrick Moore; special friend Trudy Kepner of Waverly; and many good friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Kathleen Rose Moore in February of 1988; father Gary Moore in July of 1987; brother Harold "Pete" Moore in September of 1988; and sister Rowena Moore in September of 1981.The family will receive friends Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 from 5 to 7 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 7 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. Skiff-Bower VFW Post 1536 will accord military honors at the funeral home. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL in Howard J. Moore's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 1/12/2015

 

JAMES R. MOORE, 64, of 524 Lincoln St., Sayre died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1988 at his home. He was the son of Clarence and Beatrice Rinehold Moore of Waverly. Mr. Moore, a graduate of Waverly High School, married Louise Shellard on June 16, 1946. Her served in the Pacific Theater during World War II with Battery A 180th Coast Artillery. After the war he was employed at Suffern Grocery Store until he went to work for the Lehigh Valley Railroad as an electrician and later as a foreman. He worked for ConRail until he retired in 1983. Mr. Moore was a member of the St. John'’ Lutheran Church in Sayre. He was a life member of the VFW, serving as Past Commander and Quartermaster of Post #1536. He was a Past Commander of District 14 and of the County Council and a member of the Last Mans Club. Mr. Moore was a member of the Color Guard Firing Squad, Cootie Pup Tent #85, Sayre American Legion #283, Elks Lodge #1148, Howard Elmer Hose Co. #4 and a social member of Catholic Vets #773. He served on the Sayre Borough Council for eight years and was a long-time member of the Bradford County Democratic Committee and served on the executive board. Mr. Moore is survived by his wife, Louise; a son, Ronald of Duncannon, Pa.; three daughters; Mrs. William (Rachel) Vaughn of Palmyra, N.Y., Rebecca of Athens and Renee of Waverly; nine grandchildren; a brother, Walter of Athens; two sisters, Mrs. Alfred (Pauline) McNeal of Smithville, Mo. and Mrs. Robert (Tressa) Rae of Woodbridge, Va. and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Allgeier and Blauvelt Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Sayre VFW will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. followed by a memorial to be held by the Sayre Elks. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church with the Rev. Rodney Saylor officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery with full military honors. Memorials may be made to the St. John Lutheran Church building fund or the American Cancer Society. –Towanda Daily Review

 

MORLEY Grace Lorraine Bracken, 71, of Athens, Pa., died Saturday, April 11, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Grace Lorraine was born on May 28, 1938 in Athens, Pa., the daughter of the late Herbert A. (Sr.) and Maude KNOWLES Morley.  Grace Lorraine was an avid pinochle card player with her sisters and she bowled for the Waverly Moose Club Traveling Bowling Team. Grace also played softball for Ingersoll-Rand Ladies Softball Team and was a member of the Diahoga Hose Company No. 6 and Athens Borough Fire Police.  Grace Lorraine is predeceased by her parents; son Norman A. Bracken Jr.; a brother, Herbert A. Morley Jr.; and a granddaughter, Deborah Lee Forrest.  Grace Lorraine is survived by her husband of 54 years, Norman A. Bracken Sr.; children Deborah L. Bracken, Conway, S.C., and Patricia Goonan, Deland, Fla.;  grandchildren Anthony A. Bracken, William M. Burke and Jennifer R. Burke of Conway, S.C., Melinda Whalen, Tristen Goonan, Dominick Goonan and Noah Smith of Deland, Fla.; siblings Bob Morley, Ogden, Utah, Victor Morley, South Waverly, Pa., Esther Geiger, Sayre, Lyle Morley, Athens, Dean Morley, Athens, Jean Fischer, Houston, Texas, Janet Readenour, Athens, and James Morley, Lowman, N.Y.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA 18810. Funeral Services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made in the memory of Grace Lorraine Bracken to a Pennsylvania base Camp for Children with Diabetes:  Setebaid Services, Inc., PO Box 196, Winfield, PA 17889-0196.  April 12, 2010, Sayre Morning Times.

 

NORMAN C. MORNINGSTAR, 76, 26 South St., South Waverly died Thursday August 4, 1988 after an extended illness. He was born in Laceyville, the son of Jonathan and Tessie Vanderpool Morningstar. He’d been a lifelong resident of the Valley. He was employed in the storehouse of the Lehigh Valley Railroad for 40 years. He had been a member of the Church of the Redeemer, Sayre. He was predeceased by wife Doris Morningstar in 1986. He is survived by four sons: Joseph Morningstar of South Waverly, John Morningstar of Sayre, Ronald Wright of Sayre and Robert Wright of Athens: three daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Beverly) Hill of Waverly, Mrs. Donald (Norma) Stevens of Litchfield, Mrs. Charles (Kim) Atchison of Barton, NY; 31 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Cecil Morningstar of Athens, Elden Morningstar of Athens RD 1, Rodney Morningstar of Syracuse and Elwyn Morningstar of Athens RD 1: four sister, Leona Dove of Waverly, Marion Templeton of Ulster, Betty Gay of Waverly, Gladys Palmer of Endicott, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens Friday 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Donald Green of Keystone Baptist Church, South Waverly officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the charity of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review

MORTON –ETHEL COLE, 77, Port St. Lucie, FL, formerly of the Sayre and Athens area, died April 15, 1990, at Port St. Richie Hospital.  Mrs. Cole was born Aug. 2, 1912, in New York City, a daughter of Glenn and Katherine Knight Morton.  She was a Valley resident for several years and was formerly employed with the Gregory Greenhouse in Sayre for many years.  She is survived by her husband Wilson (Bill) Cole, Port St. Lucie; three sons, Jerry, Elizabethtown, PA, Jim of Ithaca, and Jack, Fort Lauderdale, FL; two sisters, Mrs. Max (Louise) Stowell, Canton and Mrs. Robert (Mildred) Chamberlain, Sayre; a granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a sister, Katherine Ellis, in 1970.  Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Jenkins Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Lynn Wheeler, pastor of the Community Baptist Church in Montoursville, officiating.  Burial was in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

MORTON - Mildred V. Chamberlain, 86, of Sayre, Pa., died on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at Sayre House, Inc., after an extended illness.  She was born on June 29, 1922 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of the late Glenn and Kathryn Knight Morton. Mildred loved travelling, playing cards, and bowling.  She is predeceased by her husband Robert C. in 1993, her son Ronald in 2003, and her daughter Bonnie Fairlie in 1980.  Mildred is survived by: her children, Connie and Jerry Jones of Farmington, N.Y., Donald and Debbie Chamberlain of Sayre, Pa. and daughter-in-law Lois Chamberlain of Valencia, Pa.; grandchildren, Shelli and Anthony Russo of Brentwood, Tenn., Kelli and Domenick Paris of Fairport, N.Y., Carrie and Paul Gingrich of Jonestown, Pa., Kenneth and Jessica Chamberlain of Sayre, Pa., Ronald and Elizabeth Chamberlain of Sayre, Pa., Regina and Michael Casper of Wexford, Pa., and Michael and Carrie Chamberlain of Mars, Pa., seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends and family may call from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow with the Rev. Martin Bovee from the Athens United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made in Mildred's memory to the Alzheimer Association of NE PA/Kirby Health Center, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review.

MOSCO –CARMELLA M. DROBISH, 76, of Ulster RD 2 died early Tuesday morning May 2, 1989 at the Town and Country Personal Care Home, Ulster Twp. Following a lengthy illness. Born July 2, 1912 in New Haven, Conn., she was a daughter of Raphael and Vincenza Pagliella Mosco. There are no surviving relatives. Graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday May 8, 1989 at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Arrangements are under direction of Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. There will be no calling hours. –Towanda Daily Review

MOSS –DIANNE (MOSS) MICHAEL of Athens, Pa., and Montgomery, Ala., went into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Dianne passed away suddenly but peacefully in Montgomery. Dianne was born in 1952 in Blytheville, Ark., but was a lifelong resident of the Valley. Dianne is predeceased by her son, Scott Michael, who passed away in April of 2003; and a infant daughter, Cynthia Gal Ellis. Dianne is survived by her eight children and 20 grandchildren: son, Carl Ellis and wife Anne Ellis, and their children, Alex and Aurora of Rochester, N.Y.; daughter, Christina Ellis, of Waverly, N.Y.; daughter, Kimberly Bussom (Blair) of Athens, Pa., and her husband Thomas Bussom, of Troy, Pa., and children, Kara, Daniel, Aerionna, Rebecca, Bonnie, Isabella, and newest grandson Bryson; daughter, Heather Park (Blair) and husband Wayne Park of Waverly, and their children, Patrick, Cali, and Kendra; a daughter, Amber Duhr (Williams) and husband Chris Duhr, of Montgomery and their children, Dulice, Victoria, and youngest granddaughter Miss Lillian; daughter, Marissa Moss of Montgomery and her children, Cannon, Natalie, and Eric; daughter, Lisa Marie Michael, and her children, Johnathan and Miley of Ithaca, N.Y.; son, Christopher Todd Michael; two step-grandchildren, Alexis and Thomas Jr.; and a couple of very close friends, including her lifelong loving friend, David Eccleston of Waverly, her very close longtime friend, Martin Glose of Athens, and her special friend, Caroline of Montgomery. Dianne is survived by her eight children and 20 grandchildren: son, Carl Ellis and wife Anne Ellis, and their children, Alex and Aurora of Rochester, N.Y.; daughter, Christina Ellis, of Waverly, N.Y.; daughter, Kimberly Bussom (Blair) of Athens, Pa., and her husband Thomas Bussom, of Troy, Pa., and children, Kara, Daniel, Aerionna, Rebecca, Bonnie, Isabella, and newest grandson Bryson; daughter, Heather Park (Blair) and husband Wayne Park of Waverly, and their children, Patrick, Cali, and Kendra; a daughter, Amber Duhr (Williams) and husband Chris Duhr, of Montgomery and their children, Dulice, Victoria, and youngest granddaughter Miss Lillian; daughter, Marissa Moss of Montgomery and her children, Cannon, Natalie, and Eric; daughter, Lisa Marie Michael, and her children, Johnathan and Miley of Ithaca, N.Y.; son, Christopher Todd Michael; two step-grandchildren, Alexis and Thomas Jr.; and a couple of very close friends, including her lifelong loving friend, David Eccleston of Waverly, her very close longtime friend, Martin Glose of Athens, and her special friend, Caroline of Montgomery. Dianne is the daughter of William Otis Moss, and Cluster May Moody (Moss) of St. Louis, Mo., who are deceased. Dianne is also predeceased by her one and only sibling, Brenda Kay Moss of Missouri. Dianne was a loving mother who enjoyed life, and was a friend to many. Dianne was known for her extreme kindness to others. Dianne enjoyed taking trips with the family, spending time with her grandchildren, shopping, poetry, gardening, crafts, interior decorating, walking, the outdoors, and much more. Those who knew Dianne always enjoyed her company. Dianne will be missed by all, but will never be forgotten. Dianne will forever hold a spot in her children's and grandchildren's heart! Per Dianne's request, no funeral services were held; however, a graveside service for immediate family was held on Monday, May 5, 2014 at Tioga Point Cemetery, in Athens, as she wished to be laid to rest with her son, Scotty. The family will hold a memorial of Dianne at a later date, at the family's convenience. –Sayre Morning Times 5/16/2014

WILLIAM A. MOUGHAN, 77, of 107 Plummer St., Sayre died Wednesday May 25, 1988 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born January 25, 1911 in Inkerman, Pa., he was the son of William and Mary Kealey Moughan. He was employed as an electrician with the Lehigh Valley Railroad for 28 years, retiring in 1975. Mr. Moughan was a member of the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre and the Sayre Senior Citizens Club. He is survived by his wife, the former Eva Yanshik at home; two daughters and a son-in-law; Mary Moughan, Sayre and Grace and John Mankus of Endicott; two sons and daughters-in-law; Robert and Barbara Moughan of Endwell, William and Vivian Moughan of Sayre; ten grandchildren: John, James, William and Mary Mankus of Endicott, Shanon, Erin and Timothy Moughan of Endwell, Jennifer McPhearson and Vincent and Corinne Moughan of Sayre. Friends may call at the Alteri Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre Friday from 2-4 p.m., 7-9 p.m. The recitation of the Rosary will be held Saturday 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. Donations may be directed to the Epiphany Building Fund or Penn-York Opportunities for the handicapped in Mr. Moughan’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

MUFFLEY –SHIRLEY M. GILBERT, 70, of 221 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Sayre, died Jan. 7, 2005, at home after a lingering illness.  Born Oct. 7, 1934, in Sayre, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Ruth G. Allen Muffley.  She graduated from Sayre High School in 1952. She was employed at Murrelle Printing from 1952 to 1955 and Bird Sumner Agency from 1955 to 1997.  She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Sayre and The Bridge Association of Churches.  She delivered Meals on Wheels for 12 years and was a past Sunday school teacher.  She enjoyed working in ceramics.  Mrs. Gilbert is survived by her husband of 46 years, William; a son and daughter-in-law, William and Lori Gilbert of Syracuse, N.Y.; two grandsons, Michael and Steven of Syracuse, N.Y.; a sister, Elizabeth Worthington of Monroeton; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends and family may call from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 9, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 10, at the St. John Lutheran Church, Sayre with Rev. Rodney Saylor officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations can be made to St. John Lutheran Church, 207 S. Hopkins Ave., Sayre, Pa. or Guthrie Hospice, RR1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

MUIR - Herbert Hawes Muir passed from this life April 6, 2009 in Mesa, Ariz.  Mr. Muir was born May 26, 1921 in Sayre, Pa. and was the only son of Archie and Gertrude Muir of Ojai, Calif. and Waverly, N.Y.  He was preceded in death by Marion Partridge Muir, his wife of 61 years.  Mr. Muir was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Mesa, Ariz. He was a retired senior lab specialist for IBM in Fishkill, N.Y. and worked previously for Westinghouse in Horseheads, N.Y. Herbert was a member of Delta Gamma Chapter of ATO at Colgate University, Waverly Lodge No. 407 F and AM, and Cayuga Chapter RAM No. 245. He also served in the ETO during WWII with the 45th Division. He had presidential unit citations, Infantry Combat Badge, four Battle Stars, and the Purple Heart. He is survived by his loving family: a son and daughter-in-law, Herbert Walter and Tammy Muir of Leon, Iowa; a daughter and son-in-law, Grace (Sunny) and Gale Tieder of Sebring, Fla.; five grandchildren, Amanda Tieder Somers and her husband Steven of Greer, S.C., Scott Tieder and his wife Lynette of Crestone, Colo., Michele Muir and Vince Gutierrez of Phoenix, Ariz., Lisa Muir of Leon, Iowa, and Michael Muir of Des Moines, Iowa; and six great-grandchildren, Ayla and Phoebe of Crestone, Colo., Benny and Reyna of Phoenix, Ariz., and AZ and Jacob of Des Moines, Iowa.  Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 at Melcher Mission Chapel, 6625 E. Main St., Mesa, Ariz. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 9 at Fellowship Square, 35 W. Brown Rd., Mesa, Ariz. Burial will be at Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, Pa. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Hospice of the Valley.  Submitted by Reva Wagner. Sayre Morning Times, 7 April, 2009.

MULLALY –FLORENCE M. BRTOWN, 88, of the Bradford County Manor passed away July 23, 1988 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born in Scipio, N.Y. on July 1, 1900 she was the daughter of Daniel and Nora Murphy Mullaly. She came to the Valley as a child and resided there most of her life. She married Carl Brown on May 7, 1922. He predeceased her in 1985. She did volunteer work at Robert Packer Hospital and had several thousand of hours of donated volunteer time at the time of her death. She was a member of the Church of the Epiphany. She is survived by her children; Mrs. Dominic (Marion) Pietrosimone, Newark Valley, N.Y., Mrs. Jack (Jean) Elston of Indiantown, Fla., William C. of Ukhon, Okla., Mrs. George (Barbara) Dickman of Ithaca, N.Y.; Mrs. Ralph (Donna) Babccock of Athens, Carl P. of Athens and Harold E. of Waverly; 23 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Mrs. Catherine Horton of Sayre and Mrs. Ann Smith of Sayre; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by five brothers: Donald, Harold, William, George and Francis. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral home in Athens today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Rosary will be said this afternoon. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 9 1.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church, S. Waverly on Tuesday with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Robert Packer Hospital Dialysis Department. –Towanda Daily Review

MULRAY  Dorothy M. HOWARD, 77, of Sayre, died Friday, May 2, 2003, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following a brief illness.  Born April 9, 1926, in Trenton, NJ, she was the daughter of Charles and Lillian G. FRADER MULRAY. Dorothy graduated from the Yardley High School in 1944, in Trenton. She enjoyed dancing. She worked for the Robert Packer Hospital for 23 years as a nurse's aide, retiring in 1995.  She was a member of the Greater Valley Assembly of God, Sayre, and a member of the Sons of Italy Roma Madre, Lodge #342.  She was predeceased by her husband, Albert HOWARD, in 1998 and a brother.  Dorothy is survived by; her son, Michael Anthony HOWARD, of Waverly, NY; a special friend, Elizabeth WALKER, of Athens; her sisters, Jean MULRAY, of Painted Post, NY; Florence Catherine MULRAY, of Phillipsburg, NJ, and Henrietta Piori, of Trenton; several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call Tuesday, May 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main Street, Athens.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with her pastor, Rev. Chris GRAY officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made in her name to a charity of one's choice.

MUNN - Evelyn M. Page, 84, of Milan, PA went home gracefully to be with her Lord and her husband Donald Page on Monday, February 25, 2008 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA unexpectedly following a brief illness.  She was born on July 1, 1923 in Litchfield, PA the daughter of the late Leon and Maude Munn.   Evelyn was a member of the North Waverly Chapel and also attended the Athens Wesleyan Church.  She volunteered at the Robert Packer Hospital and was a member of the Election Board in Milan, PA.  Evelyn loved her cats and loved working alongside her husband Donald at Pages Blockyard and Valley Stockyards.  She is predeceased by her husband Donald Page 2006; parents and her sister Alice Rice.  Evelyn is survived by her son Larry and Marian Page, Milan, PA and daughter Gail Page, Milan, PA; grandchildren Art Page, Milan, PA, Sally and James McComis, South Waverly, PA, Jason Page, Franklindale, PA, and Justin Page, San Diego, CA; great grandson Kristopher Page, Milan, PA; siblings Elsie Cole, Sayre, PA and Kenneth Munn, Sayre, PA; special sister-in-law Betty Page, Milan, PA; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Thursday, February 28, 2008 from 6-8:00 pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc, 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 29, 2008 at 10:00am at the Athens Wesleyan Church, Wilawana Road with Rev. William Wells, Rev. Randy Stilson, and Rev. David Larson co-officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA.  Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 10 Park Street, Towanda, PA 18848; American Red Cross, Sullivan Trail Chapter, 139 Broad Street, Waverly, NY 14892; Athens Wesleyan Church, RR2 Wilawana Road, Sayre, PA 18840; Milan United Methodist Church, Route 220, Milan, PA 18831; or the Gideon International, 607 SR6 W, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.

 

MUNN Gerald L Munn

87, died on June 21, 2012 in Bradenton, Florida.  A 1941 graduate of Nichols High School, he was pilot in WWII, The Berlin Airlift and the Korean Conflict. He was an active member of the Berlin Airlift Veterans Association and the American Legion. He was a career pilot retiring from US Air in 1984. He is survived by his wife, three children, three grandchidren and 5 great grandchildren.  Arrangements are by the Lowery Funeral Home. Services will be at 1p.m. on June 28th with internment at Tioga Point Cemetery.   Sayre Morning Times – June 25, 2012

 

LESTER MUNN, 87, of Wilmot Township, Wyalusing RD 2 died Sunday July 12, 1987 following a heart attack. He was born Oct. 10, 1899 in Litchfield Center, Bradford County, son of the late John K. and Elizabeth Park Munn. He had spent most of his lifetime in the Bradford County area and had been engaged in the farming industry and as a laborer, retiring from PennDOT in 1965. Surviving is one son, Gerald Munn of Bradenton, Fla.; three step-children: Mrs. Ernest (Ada) Huffmaster, Mrs. Ethel Parzyk and Eugene Bennett, all of Wyalusing RD 2; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren: several cousins, nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore with the Rev. Kurt Garbe, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Towanda officiating. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Friends may call at McHenry’s in Dushore on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review

 

MUNN –MARIAN R. MUNN ROBINSON, 83, of Sayre died Friday, Aug. 8, 2002, at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born March 20, 1919, in Athens Township, she was the daughter of Archie and Florence Bushnell Munn. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and crewel sewing. She was an Athens High School graduate in 1936 and attended Del Kader Beauty School in Elmira in 1961. She was a self-employed beautician from 1962 to 1981. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Athens., PA. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Robinson Sr.; a brother, Edwin Munn; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Robinson; and a grandson, Christopher Northrup. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Florence and Daniel Glezen of Halstead, Pa., and Lois and James Brown of Athens; a son, Donald "Ed" Robinson Jr. of Sayre; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Joan Robinson of Westfield, N.J.; her grandchildren, Danny and Peggy Glezen Jr., Judy Young, Debbie and Todd Lee, Scott and Jacqui Glezen, Mark and Thelma Northrup, Marty and Wanda Northrup, Mike Robinson, Kelly Robinson, Matthew and Melissa Robinson, Catie Robinson, Kimberlee Robinson and Joseph Robinson; 16 great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Louise and Ed Moore of East Athens; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral and committal services will follow there at 4 p.m. with her pastor, the Rev. Paul Barrett, officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, on Monday at 10 a.m.  Memorial donations may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church, 701 W. Pine St., Athens, Pa. 18810, or a charity of one's choice. Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  Towanda Daily Review.

MURPHY, Helen Kathleen "Kate" (MURPHY) SPARDUTI, 76, of 706 N. Elmer Ave. Sayre, died Sunday morning, Jan. 25, 2004 at her home.  Born Sept. 14, 1927 in Cherry Twp. Sullivan County, she was a daughter of the late Edward Francis and Frances Veronica Sweeney Murphy.  Kate was a graduate of Sayre High School, Class of 1945.  On July 13, 1946 Kate married Fred Sparduti at the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre.  She was a member of the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre, and a lifetime member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Auxiliary, Lodge No. 1490, Waverly, NY.  Her hobbies included reading, needlepoint and playing bingo.  Surviving are: her husband Fred Sparduti, at home, daughters; Rosemary Rinus, and husband James of Sayre, Eileen Sparduti of East Smithfield, and Mary Theresa Correll and her husband, Michael Correll of Sayre, three grandchildren; Donald Page of Waverly, Caitlin Correll and Michael F. Correll both of Sayre; a special friend of the family, Lori Schoonover of Sayre, and several cousins.  She was preceded in death by an infant son, Donald Sparduti in 1950, a brother, James Murphy and an infant sister, Rosemary Murphy.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St. Sayre, with the Rev. J. Michael Tarigopula, assistant pastor of the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre, officiating.  Burial will be at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6-9 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, Sayre.  In lieu of Flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Sayre Public Library, 122 S. Elmer Ave. Sayre, Pa. 18848 in Mrs. Sparduti's memory.

MURPHY –HELEN KATHLEEN ‘KATE’ MURPHY SPARDUTI, 76, of 706 N. Elmer Ave. Sayre, died Sunday morning, Jan. 25, 2004 at her home. Born Sept. 14, 1927 in Cherry Twp. Sullivan County, she was a daughter of the late Edward Francis and Frances Veronica Sweeney Murphy. Kate was a graduate of Sayre High School, Class of 1945. On July 13, 1946 Kate married Fred Sparduti at the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre. She was a member of the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre, and a lifetime member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Auxiliary, Lodge No. 1490, Waverly, N.Y. Her hobbies included reading, needlepoint and playing bingo. Surviving are: her husband Fred Sparduti, at home, daughters; Rosemary Rinus, and husband James of Sayre, Eileen Sparduti of East Smithfield, and Mary Theresa Correll and her husband, Michael Correll of Sayre, three grandchildren; Donald Page of Waverly, Caitlin Correll and Michael F. Correll both of Sayre; a special friend of the family, Lori Schoonover of Sayre, and several cousins. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Donald Sparduti in 1950, a brother, James Murphy and an infant sister, Rosemary Murphy. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St. Sayre, with the Rev. J. Michael Tarigopula, assistant pastor of the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre, officiating. Burial will be at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6-9 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, Sayre. In lieu of Flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Sayre Public Library, 122 S. Elmer Ave. Sayre, Pa. 18848 in Mrs. Sparduti's memory. Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  –Towanda Daily Revie Ja. 27, 2004.

MURPHY –MRS. JOSEPHINE BALCH, widow of Fred Balch and formerly of Sayre, Pa., died Saturday, Sept. 19, 1936 at 6 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph J. Harold, 451 Horner Street after an extended illness.  She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Joseph J. Harold; two sisters, the Misses Mary and Nora Murphy of Fon-du-Lac, Wis.; a granddaughter, Margaret Herold; several nieces and one nephew.  Funeral will be held Tuesday at 8 a.m. at the home, 9 a.m. St. John’s Church.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/21/1936

MURRELLE - Joseph. H. Murrelle, age 78, of Sayre, Pa., diedon Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, at the Ashton Healthcare Facility in Athens, Pa.  Joe was born on Oct. 3, 1930, the son of the late Harlan and Olive Holley Murrelle.  Joe graduated in 1948 from Sayre High School. He was also a graduate of Perkiomen Prep School, Philadelphia, Pa., and a graduate of RIT, Rochester, N.Y. He was enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was a member of the BPOE 1148, Sayre Elks, Skiff-Bower Post 1536 VFW, Sayre, Pa., Sons of Italy Lodge 1342, Sayre, Pa., and Shepard Hills Country Club, Waverly, N.Y. Joe was an avid Notre Dame and Dodgers fan and a member of the Notre Dame Club. He was a life member of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer.  He was predeceased by his parents.  He is survived by his wife Linda Shay Murrelle of Sayre, Pa.; his children, Gregg and Michelle Murrelle of Sayre, Pa., Gary Murrelle of Sayre, Pa., Glenn and Amy Murrelle of Sayre, Pa.; his stepdaughter, Lisa Livermore of Freeport, N.Y.; grandchildren, Andrea, Alex, Allexa, Seth, Zachary, Ryan, Brayden, Allyssa, Kuyler, Sayre, Pa.; his siblings, William and Mary Murrelle of Clarksville, Ga., Mary (Holley) and Wayne Garrett of Denver, Colo.; brothers-in-law, Joseph and Cindy Yanuzzi, Michael Yanuzzi, Mark and Suzanne Yanuzzi, and Peter Yanuzzi, all of South Waverly, Pa., and Nicholas Yanuzzi of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 26, at the Church of the Redeemer, 201 South Wilbur Avenue, Sayre, Pa.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Church of the Redeemer, 201 South Wilbur Avenue, Sayre, PA 18840.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review.

FRANCIS E. “FRANK” MYERS, SR., 57, of Sayre, died Saturday, April 22, 2006 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  Frank was born on Sept. 28, 1948 in Sayre, the son of the late Isaac and Charlotte Myers.  Frank attended Sayre Area Schools. He worked for 32 years at Max Cohens in Athens until their closing; many years in his own garage, and at Mills Pride. Frank enjoyed fishing and camping at the lake, hunting, and playing pool at his brother Bob’s. He loved spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, family, and friends.  Frank is predeceased by; his father, Isaac Myers, Sr. in March 1996; his mother, Charlotte Myers in May 1990; his grandson, Randy Johnson in July 2005; and his uncle, Sam Bagnall in 2005.  Frank is survived by his wife of 39 years, Geraldine E. Myers, at home; son and daughter-in-law, Francis E., Jr. and Kathy (Covey) Myers of Athens; son, Brian R. Myers of Athens; son, Brian R. Myers of Athens; daughter and son-in-law, Tamara L. (Myers) and Norman D. Chandler of Waverly; daughter and son-in-law, Tina M. and Mike W. Tappan of Nichols; 14 grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Jean Myers of Sayre; sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Robert.  Boomer” Knutzen of California; sister and brother-in-law, Betty Bennett and Dick Wise of Sayre; brother and sister-in-law, Isaac Jr. and Sandra Myers of Sayre; brother and sister-in-law, Loren and Arlene Myers of Sayre; sister and brother-in-law, Cindy and Anthony Luis of Texas; aunt, Alice Bagnall of Dundee, N.Y.; special friends, Pat Patton of Modesto, Calif., John Covington of Santa Ana, Calif., Phil Hungate of Sayre, Tracy “Sutty” Sutton of Athens, Chris Sutton of Athens, Mr. & Mrs. Nelson Kopatz of Sayre; special friends at Mills Pride; special uncle and aunt, Neal and Betty Weber of Spring Lake Heights, N.J.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens from 6-9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday April 26, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jack Shephard and Nelson Kopatz co-officiating. Burial will take place in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens.  Family will provide flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in the memory of Francis E. Myers to UPMC Liver Cancer Center, attn: Sandy Spachak-Chicko, 400 Medical Arts Building, 3708-5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

MYERS –MATTIE P. PAYNE, 90, of Troy RR3, formerly of the Keystone Manor, Sayre, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 1994 at the Bradford County Manor.  She was born May 13, 1904 in Laquin, Pa. the daughter of the late Loren and Grace Taylor Myers Sr.  She was a member of the North Ghent, Pa. Methodist Church.  She is survived by three sons, Floyd E. Payne of Milan, Fred Payne of Sayre and Elmer Payne of Athens; four daughters, Grace Scrivener of Athens, Phyllis Williams of Wysox, Shirley Saik of Lockwood, N.Y. and Sylvia Higgins of Tucson, Ariz.; two stepdaughters, Alice Tetreault of Sayre and Irene Rumsey of Smethport, Pa.; two stepsons, Carlton Payne of Ulster and Martin Stevens of Lakeland, Fla.; and a brother, Isaac Myers of Athens.  She has 48 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her husband, Floyd in 1973, a son Loren Wilbur Payne and a daughter, Ida Mae Mastellar; two stepdaughters, Mabel Fice and Marie Horton; two brothers, Elmer Myers and Loren (Zeke) Myers Jr.; and a granddaughter, Karen Higgins.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens on Monday from 10 to 11 a.m.  The funeral and committal services will follow at 11:15 a.m. at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  The Rev. Herbert Bowen, pastor of the Waverly United Methodist Church, will officiate.  Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review
 

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