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

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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by Joyce M. Tice


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Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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

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

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


RACE –WANDA SUE RACE PERRY, 56, of Old Barton Rd., Waverly, N.Y., died peacefully surrounded by her family early Friday morning, March 19, 2004, following a courageous battle with cancer.  Wanda was born on Jan. 6, 1948, a daughter of Charles King and the late Ada Jane (Evans) Race. She was a graduate of Newark Valley High School Class of 1965. For many years Wanda was employed at Sayre Lingerie, and as a cashier at Eckerd Drug Store and Wal-Mart, both in Sayre. Wanda enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing, the challenge of crossword puzzles, and being with her family and friends.  Wanda is survived by her loving and devoted husband William "Willy" R. Perry; her daughters: Jane Perry of Waverly and Victoria Perry of Barton; step daughters: Karla (Tim) Raymond of West Corners, N.Y.; step son: William Perry, Jr. of Owego, N.Y. Her father and step mother: Charles and Velma King of Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Owego; sisters: Barbara Ann Smith of Orange, VA; Elizabeth "Gay" Fisher of Tioga Center, N.Y.; special grandchildren: MacKenzie, Brittany, David John, Ashley and Keegan. Her best friend and adopted sister: Gail Williams of Waverly; Aunt Clara Hess; brothers in law and sisters in law: Wes Perry, Norman Perry, Betty Searfoss, Chuck Perry, John Perry, Jean Rockwell, Cliff Perry, Beatrice Perry, Cheryl Zorn and Richard Perry. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Wanda was predeceased by her mother, Ada Jane (Evans) King in 2002; brother Charles King; aunt Ethel Hymes, brothers-in-law: Jerry and Robert Perry. A time of remembering the special gift Wanda was to all of us will be held on Sunday, March 21, 2004, at 8 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held on Sunday from 6 p.m. until the time of the service. Abiding with her wishes, cremation will take place at the Tioga Point Crematory, Athens. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family at the Hope Cemetery, Newark Valley. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Lourdes Hospice, 169 Riverside Dr., Binghamton, N.Y. 13905, in loving memory of Wanda Sue Perry.  Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  –Towanda Daily Review.

PAUL C. RAE, 80 Gillett formerly of Athens died at the Robert Packer Hospital Dec. 13, 2006 following an extended illness.  Born Aug. 24, 1926 in Waverly, NY he was the son of the late Stewart W. and Emily K. Griffin Rae.  Paul attended Athens Schools.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his two sons, Stephen and James; his sister, Vivian and his close friend Bob Bidlack.  Surviving are his wife of 58 ½ years, Ersa at home; son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Linda Rae, Athens; son and daughter-in-law, David and Kathy Rae, Athens; son, Brian Rae, Sayre; son and daughter-in-law, Warren and Svetlana Rae, Moneta, VA; daughter and son-in-law, Lauraine and Robert Velardo, NC; daughter, Jacqueline Szabo, Tampa, FL; son, William Rae of Phoenix, AZ; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Leon Glasby, Salem, VA and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Alice Bidlack, Barclay Mountain and June Haynes, Lodi, CA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Stewart and Norma Rae, Sayre and Charles and Tarry, Sayre and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral was held Dec. 16 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc. with Rev. Robert Wethrich, pastor of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church officiating.  Burial was in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Full military honors were accorded by the Valley Color Guard.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

RAMSEY –FRANCES RAMSEY VALINCH, 83, formerly of Sayre, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2004 after an extended illness, at the Bradford County Manor. She was born March 6, 1911 in Mildred, Pa., to the late James and Una Drake Ramsay. She was employed at Westinghouse in Horseheads, N.Y., until her retirement. She was a member of the Sayre First Presbyterian Church. She is survived by: two daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and David Payne of Forest City, Pa., and Rosemarie "Pete" and Bill Hadlock of Waverly, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by: her husband, Bernard, in 1952; daughter, Jean Coddington; four brothers; and four sisters. Friends may call Thursday, Sept. 30 from 10-11 a.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre. Funeral services will follow Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to one's favorite charity. Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  Sayre Evening Times Sept. 29, 2004.

RANDALL Margaret A. Rifenburg-Chapman
72, of Waverly, NY formerly of Athens, PA died
on Friday, December 03, 2010 at home. She was born in Sayre, PA on May 20, 1938, the daughter of the late Leslie and Ruby Blakeman Randall. Margaret enjoyed planting and gardening, crocheting, cooking, bird watching especially the Bald Eagles out back of her house. She loved spending time with her family. She is predeceased by her daughter Roxanne in 1956, William (Micky) Rifenburg, and Paul Chapman. Margaret is survived by her children William L. Rifenburg of Waverly, NY, Rita Rifenburg of Sayre, PA, Ruby Struble of Athens, PA, Brian Rifenburg of Ketchikan, AK, Larry Rifenburg of Athens, PA, Corinne Wright of MD, and Nathan Rifenburg of WVA, 18 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, brother George Randall of FL, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Family and friends may call on Monday, December 6, 2010 from 9am to 11am at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, PA.  Funeral Services will follow at the Funeral Home at 11am with the Rev. James Donahoo from the Sayre Christian Church officiating. Burial will be at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA.  Funeral Home obituary.

RAUPERS –ANNA RAUPERS WORDEN, 71 of Church Street in Athens died Saturday, April 25, 1992.  She was born on Aug. 8, 1920 in Litchfield the daughter of Peter and Dora Kimball Raupers.  She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Athens.  She was predeceased by two brothers, John and Charles Raupers.  Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Kenneth Warden; a daughter, Maria Worden; two sons, Anthony Worden of Sayre and Michael Worden of Waverly; two sisters, Maria Anderson of Athens and Alyce Bluett of Tijeras, N.M.; two brothers, Albert Raupers of Athens and Paul Raupers of Athens; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Church today at 9:45 a.m. with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations can be made to the Bradford County Manor.  Arrangements are by the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  –Towanda Daily Review

RAYMOND –M. LOUISE RAYMOND SIMCOE, 85, of 900 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa., died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004 at Robert Packer Hospital. Born June 21, 1919 in East Smithfield, Pa., the daughter of Lee and Dency Rogers Raymond, Louise was a longtime employee at the Robert Packer Hospital.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother.  She was a member of the Skiff Bower Post #1536 VFW Sayre Ladies Auxiliary; a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose No. 1492 of Waverly.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Leon Sitzer in November 1969 and by her second husband, John Simcoe in June 1973.  She was also predeceased by her son Gary Sitzer in October 1993; her daughter Donna Hiley in 1999; a grandson, Brian Belles, in 1996; her brothers Paul Raymond and Louis Raymond; and her sisters Alice Benjamin, Leola Hall and Theresa Murphy.  She is survived by her children: Doris Belles of Athens, Pa.; Pat Balshuweit of Newark Valley, N.Y.; Sylvia Moe of Sayre, Pa.; Dale Sitzer of Houston, Texas; Linda Kraft of Athens, Pa.; and Debra Saxon of Athens, Pa.  She is also survived by 20 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren, her sister, Mildred Bush of Waverly, N.Y.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends may call Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield, pastor of the Waverly United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701, or the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa. 17701.  Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  –Evening Times October, 8, 2004.

RAYMOND Mildred E. Bush, 89, of Waverly, N.Y. died
Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness.  She was born July 31, 1920 in East Smithfield, Pa., a daughter of the late Lee and Dency ROGERS Raymond.  Mildred was dearly loved by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great granddaughter. She was employed with Robert Packer Hospital and School of Nursing in the Housekeeping Department, retiring after 25 years of service. Mildred always had time to help her friends. She enjoyed crocheting, was very independent and hard working.  She is predeceased by her daughter, Bonnie Maxson; two brothers, Paul and Lewis Raymond; and four sisters, Alice BENJAMIN, Louise Simcoe, Leola Hall, and Theresa Cole.  Mildred is survived by her daughters, Gloria Bush of Waverly, N.Y., Gail (Donald) McNEAL of Towanda, Pa.; grandchildren, James Maxson, Chris (Mary) Maxson, Rebecca (Jessie) Norton, Donald McNeal Jr., Michael NcNeal, and Steve McNeal; great-grandchildren Ashley Maxson, Michael Maxson, Tyler and Austin Burchard, Cody Norton, Marcus McNeal, Matthew McNeal, Mason McNeal, Leandra McNeal, and Brennan McNeal; one great-great-grandchild, Shaylyne E. Maxson; a son-in-law, Edward Maxson of Wellsburg, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Family and friends may call from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 2 p.m., with Captain Tim Shaffer officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  February 09, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

REAGAN - Joseph W. "Bill" Reagan, 80, diedWednesday Dec. 20, 2002 at the Bradofrd County Manor following an extended illness.  Born Feb. 29,1920 in Philadelphia.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Athens and a member of the Skiff Bower Post #1536 V.F.W. of Sayre.  He enjoyed fishing and his dog Heidi.  He was predeceased by a sister, a brother and two daughters: Debra KIPP and Patricia BRENNAN.  He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Helen, at home; his son Thomas REAGAN of Owego, NY, his daughters Sandy SWEGER of Sayre, Mary Alice and William MUFFLEY of Sayre, James and Joel CLINTON of Waverly, NY, Thersea and Jack REYNOLDS of Waverly, NY, Cecilia ROOB of Williamsburg, VA, Anita and Donald HOFFMAN of Colorado Springs, CO; Grandchildren: Tressa Rogers, Kisten Sweger both of Willaimsport, Emerson KIPP of Mainesburg, PA, Stacey STERMER of Witcha, KS, William MUFFLEY of Great Falls, MT, Jamie BRENNAN of Berkshire, NY, Jennifer CRONE of Waverly, NY, Cody and Zoe MASTELLAR and Heath and Jack REYNOLDS both of Waverly, NY; Adam ROOB of Williamsburg, VA; and 4 great grandchildren.  Family and friends may call Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 Soth Main Street, Athens, PA.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA.  Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church 622 South Main Street, Athens, PA 18810.  Submitted by Reva Wagner from the Daily Review 22 December 2002.

 

RECCHIO Cosmina Caiazzo

87, of Waverly, N.Y., died on February 12, 2012, at ElderWood Healthcare at Tioga.  She was born March 31, 1924, in Buffalo, N.Y., the daughter of the late George and Anna Contento Recchio.  Cosmina graduated from Grover Cleveland High School in Buffalo and was a member of the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre, Pa.  She is predeceased by her husband Gerald T. Caiazzo.  Cosmina is survived by her daughters, Maria (David) McGrath of Las Vegas, Nev.,, Pat (Ken) Titus of Greer, S.C., Jacqueline (Dennis) Sheridan of Sayre, Pa., and Geraldine Morrison (Jack Creinan) of Syracuse, N.Y.; grandchildren, Melissa (Mike) Brown, Ken (Terry) Titus, Dave (Nat) McGrath, Patricia (Robert) Abrahams, Michael (Natazsa) Mc- Grath, Patrick (Rochelle) Sheridan, Cristin (Shane) Bull, Kevin Morrison, and Corey Morrison, greatgrandchildren.  Kelly Brown, Courtney Brown, Megan McGrath, Amanda McGrath, Gabrielle Sheridan, Casey Sheridan, Jasmine McGrath, and Jacob McGrath; sister, Maria Ferro of Placerville, Calif.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Family and friends may call on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremations Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa.  AMass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, 304 South Elmer Avenue, Sayre, Pa., with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorials may be directed in Cosmina’s memory to the: ElderWood Patient Activities Fund, Elder- Wood at Tioga, 37 North Chemung Street, Waverly, NY 14892.   Sayre Morning Times – February 14, 2012

 

REESE –JULIA FALSEY, 72 of Sayre RD 1 died at home Saturday Aug. 19, 1989 after a brief illness. She was born in Sayre on March 9, 1917 the daughter of John and Catherine Hyrock Reese. She was a lifelong Sayre resident and had been employed at the Blue Swan in Sayre for 20 years. She is survived by a son, Paul Falsey at home; a step-son and step-daughter, three grandchildren; a brother, Joseph Reese of Sayre; a sister, Annebelle Mazlack of Gary, IN; two nieces and a nephew. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral home, 111 S. Main St., Athens from 7-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Vincent Langan, pastor of St. John’s Catholic Church officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. –Towanda Daily Review

REESE –PATRICIA A. (REESE) BRENNAN, 34, of Norris Road, Waverly, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 1989 as the result of an automobile accident in Quakertown. She was employed by the Irving S. Rinde Law Firm, Elmira. She is survived by Michael McGlinchy of Sayre, a daughter, Jaime Brennan at home; her mother and step-father, Joseph and Helen Reagan of Sayre; six sisters, Sandy Sweiger of Williamsport; Mrs. William (Mary) Muffley of Newport News, VA, Mrs. Randy (Jayne) crone of Sayre, Mrs. Dale (Theresa) Mastellar of Ulster, Mrs. Richard (Cecelia) Roob of Williamsburg, VA and Mrs. Donald (Anita) Huffman of Sayre; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 11 a.m. –1 p.m. Thursday at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will be held immediately following calling hours at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Jon Bausman officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. –Towanda Daily Review (Born May 6, 1955 Sayre, PA)

 

REED - Wayne H. Reed, of Sayre, Pa., diedon Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.Wayne was born in the Corning Hospital, Corning, N.Y., to Wesley H. and Leona Harrington Reed.  Wayne joined the U.S. Navy on Jan. 21, 1964 during Vietnam and served on   aircraft carriers (Coral Seas and Midway). He also served in the Philippines until discharged in early 1969. He then married Josephine Stanton on July 22, 1969. She predeceased him in July 2004. Wayne worked in several auto dealerships as a service technician and, at one time, had his own business as a custom painter of cars. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed archery, woodworking, and his animals. Wayne was working at Williams Auto Center in Sayre in the service department until the time of his passing.  He is predeceased by his wife Josephine, 2004; father Wesley Reed, 1994; and sister Denise Lori Reed in 1956.  He is survived by his mother, Leona Reed, Bentley Creek, Pa.,; fiancé Donna Stewart, and her children, Sayre, Pa.; three brothers, Colin and Leone Reed, Gillett, Pa., Randy and Rebecca Reed, Sayre, Pa., and Rick and Arlene Reed, Athens, Pa.; sister Wyneta Reed and children, Albany, N.Y., area; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and their families.  A visitation will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Memorial services will follow and military honors will be accorded at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Sharon Lowery officiating.
Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made in his memory to The American Cancer Society, 10 Park Street, Towanda, PA 18848; Stray Haven Animal Shelter, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY 14892; or Waverly Sportsmen Club, c/o 3D Penn York Archery Club.  RHW.  Sayre Morning Times.

 

REGAN –DEBORAH L. (REESE) KIPP, 35, of 831 N. Elmira St., Sayre, formerly of troy died Friday March 25, 1988 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre after a brief illness. She was born Aug. 23, 1952 in Williamsport, Pa., the daughter of Joseph and Helen Bubb Regan. She was a graduate of Sayre High School class of 1971. She was a member of the Athens Presbyterian Church. Deborah is survived by a son, Emerson Kipp at home; her mother and father, Joseph and Helen Regan; seven sisters, Sandra Sweger of Williamsport, Mary Alice Muffley of Oahu, Hawaii, Patricia Brennan of Wvarly, Jayne Crone of Sayre, Theresa Reese of Ulster, Cecillia Reese of Newport News, Virginia and Anita Huffman of Sayre. Several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 South Main St., Athens on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Joseph Gasper, pastor of the Athens Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the Bradford County Cancer Society, South Main St., Athens or the Athens Presbyterian Church. –Towanda Daily Review

DONALD EDWARD REGAN 74, of Sayre, Pa., entered into eternal rest on June 29, 2006.  Don was employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad and Consolidated Rail Corp. prior to his retirement.  Don served his country in the Armed Services during the Korean War. Don enjoyed sports; was an avid golfer; and a beloved father and grandfather; and will be greatly missed.  Don was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Simons; brother, James; and sister, Mary. Don is survived by three daughters, Cathy Redlinski of Buffalo, N.Y., Linda Karabenli of Power Springs, Ga., and Diane Bolick of Allentown, Pa.; three sons-in-law; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 2, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa.  A prayer service will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, July 3, at the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at the Church of the Epiphany.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review

DONALD REYNOLDS, 57, of 119 S. Higgins Ave. Sayre, died Sunday Sept. 14, 2003 at the Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness. Born May 11, 1946 in Sayre, Pa. the son of Charles and Mary Slovcum Reynolds. He worked for Ajax Xray and drove tractor trailer for various companies. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and spent home time in Germany. He enjoyed shuffle board playing. He was a member of the Ft. Sullivan Post #246 Athens American Legion and the Skiff Bower Post #1536 VFW. He was predeceased by his parents and brother-in-law, Edgar "Gus" Henry. He is survived by his wife, Brenda, at home, a step-daughter and her spouse, Tammy and Blair Walker of Sayre, Pa' stepson Brian St. Martin of CT., his brothers and sisters-in-law; George and Sandy Reynolds of Sayre; Carl and Peggy Reynolds of Sayre; Robert Reynolds of Camptown, Pa.; his sisters, Betty Betty Henry of Sayre; Jane and Rex Hibbard, Dorothy Wheeler of Penn Yan, N.Y. grandchildren, Roby Walker and Blair Walker, Jr. He is also survived by brothers-in-law and their spouses; Ronald and Wendy Conklin of Masonville, N.Y. Russ and Myra "Cissy" Conklin of Sidney Center, N.Y.; David and Emma Conklin of Sayre, Pa. Donnie Conklin of Towanda, Pa. Beatrice and Daniel Lattimer of Sayre; Alice and David St. Martin of CT and Mary Nickle of Rome, Pa. several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St. Athens, Pa. Thursday, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Roland Romig, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Sayre officiating, and Capt. Lenard Wacenske, pastor of the Salvation Army Church co-officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Contributed by Carol Brotzman. –Towanda Daily Review.

REYNOLDS Floyd Arthur "Butch"
Of Wellsburg, NY, died on Wednesday, July 25, 2007, at his residence. Floyd was born on July 2, 1942 in Waverly, NY. He was the son of the late Floyd Arthur and Beatrice Mae (Bennett) Reynolds, Sr. Floyd was a graduate of Waverly Senior High School, Class of 1960, and retired as a 1st Class Chief Petty Officer and Radar Chief for the United States Navy. He served his country in the Vietnam War. Floyd was a faithful member and the caretaker of Christ Episcopal Church in Wellsburg, NY, where he was also a Warden and Lay Reader. He was also financial auditor for the Chemung Valley Cluster of Episcopal Churches. Floyd Arthur "Butch" Reynolds is survived by his brothers, Lewis Charles (Janet) Reynolds of Lone Star, TX, and David Duane (Linda) Reynolds of Cason, TX; his sister, Sylvia Isabel (Howard) Vrooman of Hughes Springs, TX; along with several nieces and nephews. His parents and a nephew, David Duane Reynolds, II, preceded him in death. Cremation will take place with the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Floyd's family is planning a memorial service at his church at a later time with burial in Tioga Point Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Floyd's name to the Christ Episcopal Church, 280 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY 14894.

 

REYNOLDS Lorraine Ann Phillips

52, of Sheshequin Twp., Pa., died on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at home with her family by her side. She was born on January 26, 1959 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of Donald and Carol LaDue Reynolds.  Lorraine was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church and a member of the United Methodist Women, where she regularly attended Bible Study, also helping with the church bazaars and dinners. Lorraine was employed with the Robert Packer Hospital for over 20 years. She had many close friends, and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Lorraine always enjoyed knitting slippers for everyone.  She is predeceased by her father Donald Reynolds, father-in-law Garold Phillips and brother-in-law William Phillips.  Lorraine is survived by her husband of over 30 years Brian S. Phillips at home, mother Carol Reynolds of Waverly, N.Y., two sons Garold (Brandy) Phillips of Sayre, Pa., and Samuel Phillips of Athens, Pa., grandchildren Cheyanne, Brooke, and Andre, siblings Cindy (Stan) Bordon of Wellsboro, Pa., Donald Reynolds of Kannapolis, N.C., Julie (Mike) Pomeroy of Elliot, Maine, and Paul Reynolds of Waverly, N.Y., mother-in-law Ruth Phillips of South Waverly, Pa., sister-in-law Bonnie (Clarence) Crone of Monroeville, Pa., and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Friday, July 1, 2011 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made in Lorraine’s memory to the: Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung St., Waverly, NY or Guthrie Hospice, R.R.#1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.    Sayre Morning Times – July 1, 2011

 

REYNOLDS Norma I. Daniels

Norma I. Daniels, age 88 died Wednesday morning, May 9, 2012. She was born January 4, 1924 to the late Leslie Reynolds and Grace Wright Reynolds. She was a homemaker and spent her life caring for and about her family. In addition to her family, her interests included her church, gardening and making a comfortable home. She is survived by four children: Kay Daniels of Sayre, Thomas Daniels of Naperville, IL, Gail A’Brunzo of W. Yarmoth, MA and John (Camille) Daniels of Dorrance, PA, grand children John Felt (Rex), Mary Thomas, Melissa Cobb, Evelyn Daniels, Lindsey (Steve) Harding, Michael A’Brunzo, James Daniels and Michael Daniels, nine great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband Clair H. Daniels and her grandson Philip A’Brunzo. A time of gathering with family and friends will be 11:00 A.M., Monday, May 14, 2012, at St. John Lutheran Church, Sayre, Pennsylvania. The celebration of Norma’s life will be by the Rev. Richard A. Mowery. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania.  Funeral home obituary – May 11, 2012

 

REYNOLDS,  Ronald REYNOLDS, 57, of 119 S. Higgins Ave. Sayre, died Sunday Sept. 14, 2003 at the Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness.  Born May 11, 1946 in Sayre, Pa. the son of Charles and Mary SLOVCUM REYNOLDS. He worked for Ajax Xray and drove tractor trailer for various companies. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and spent home time in Germany. He enjoyed shuffle board playing.  He was a member of the Ft. Sullivan Post #246 Athens American Legion and the Skiff Bower Post #1536 VFW.  He was predeceased by his parents and brother-in-law, Edgar "Gus" HENRY.  He is survived by his wife, Brenda, at home, a step-daughter and her spouse, Tammy and Blair WALKER of Sayre, Pa' stepson Brian ST. MARTIN of CT., his brothers and sisters-in-law; George and Sandy REYNOLDS of Sayre; Carl and Peggy REYNOLDS of Sayre; Robert Reynolds of Camptown, Pa.; his sisters, Betty HENRY of Sayre; Jane and Rex HIBBARD, Dorothy WHEELER of Penn Yan, N.Y. grandchildren, Roby WALKER and Blair WALKER, Jr. He is also survived by brothers-in-law and their spouses; Ronald and Wendy CONKLIN of Masonville, N.Y. Russ and Myra "Cissy" CONKLIN of Sidney Center, N.Y.; David and Emma CONKLIN of Sayre, Pa. Donnie CONKLIN of Towanda, Pa. Beatrice and Daniel LATTIMER of Sayre; Alice and David ST.. MARTIN of CT and Mary NICKLE of Rome, Pa. several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family and friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St. Athens, Pa. Thursday, from 7-9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Roland Romig, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Sayre officiating, and Capt. Lenard Wacenske, pastor of the Salvation Army Church co-officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.

RONALD REYNOLDS, 57, OF 119 S. Higgins Ave. Sayre, died Sunday Sept 14, 2003 at Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness.  Born May 11, 1946 in Sayre, Pa. the son of Charles and Mary Slovcum Reynolds.  He worked for Ajax X-ray and drove tractor trailer for various companies.  He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and spent home time in Germany.  He enjoyed shuffle board playing.  He was a member of the Ft. Sullivan Post #246 Athens American Legion and the Skiff Bower Post #1536 VFW.  He was predeceased by his parents and brother-in-law, Edgar “Gus” Henry.  He is survived by his wife, Brenda, at home, a step-daughter and her spouse, Tammy and Blair Walker of Sayre, Pa. stepson Brian St. Martin of CT, his brothers and sisters-in-law; George and Sandy Reynolds of Sayre; Carl and Peggy Reynolds of Sayre; Robert Reynolds of Camptown, Pa.; his sisters, Betty Henry of Sayre; Jane and Rex Hibbard, Dorothy Wheeler of Penn Yan, N.Y. grandchildren, Roby Walker and Blair Walker, Jr.  He is also survived by brothers-in-law and their spouses; Ronald and Wendy Conklin of Masonville, N.Y. Russ and Myra “Cissy” Conklin of Sidney Center, N.Y.; David and Emma Conklin of Sayre, Pa. Donnie Conklin of Towanda, Pa. Beatrice and Daniel Lattimer of Sayre; Alice and David St. Martin of CT and Mary Nickle of Rome, Pa. several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family and friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. Thursday, from 7-9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Roland Romig, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Sayre officiating and Capt. Lenard Wacenske, pastor of the Salvation Army Church co-officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

JOHN ‘JACK’ RHODES III, 74, of 403 Madison St., Sayre, died on June 20, 2005, at Robert Packer hospital, I Sayre.  John was born on July 20, 1930, in Elmira, N.Y., to John G. and Marion Betz Rhodes.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Sayre and a graduate of Sayre High School.  John served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany.  He spent 30 years as a Sayre police officer from 1955 to 1985.  John served as the chief Bradford County detective from 1990 to 1995.  He also served as acting chief of police of Athens Borough until appointed full-time chief.  John was also employed at the Blue Swan Airport and was head of security at Robert Packer Hospital.  He was a member of Engine Co. No. 1 of Sayre; the Valley Ambulance Corps, being initiated to the underwater and recovery squad; Masonic Lodge No. 70 in Athens, serving as past master in 1992 and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 60.  He was a lifetime member of the Sayre VFW.  John worked endless hours on Island Pond for community service from 1986 to 1995.  He also started the Aquatic Education Program, teaching children how to fish, which he ran from 1987 to 1997.  John enjoyed hunting and fishing with his daughter, Karen and his grandchildren, Garrett and Kellen.  John always had a great love for horses since he was very young.  John is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Dr. Russell Eppinger of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; grandchildren, Garrett and Kellen Quigley; brother, Richard Rhodes and his wife, Shirley; and several nieces and nephews.  John was predeceased by his parents, and his wife, Mildred “Mimi” Rhodes.  A memorial service celebrating John’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 15, at the First Presbyterian Church of Sayre.  The Rev. Barbara Triggs will officiate.  Burial will be held in Tioga point Cemetery in Athens with full military honors being accorded.  In lieu of flowers the family respectfully ask that donations in John’s name be sent to Bradford County Humane Society, Route 220, Ulster, Pa.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre.  –Towanda Daily Review.

RICE –BESSIE L. CANAVAN, 85, of 781A S. Main St., Athens died Sunday June 11, 1989 at the Heritage Nursing Home, Athens. Born Dec. 31, 1903 in Luthers Mills, she was the daughter of Fred and Nellie Strope Rice. She was married to Laurence Canavan and the couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in September. Mrs. Canavan was a resident of the Valley most of her life. She was a member of the Sayre Presbyterian Church. She graduated from Towanda High School in 1922 where she was active in basketball, serving as captain of the team for three years. She is survived by her husband at home; a son, Laurence of Athens; a daughter, Mrs. Tomas (June) Gorrell of Aiken, S.C.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a niece. She was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Ellsworth. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Rice, pastor of the Waverly Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the Sayre Fire Department Ambulance Corp. –Towanda Daily Review

RICE - Roberta Robbins, Age 77 of Waverly, NY, died, Monday, January 26, 2009 in Dade City, Florida due to complications of pneumonia. She was born October 5, 1931, in Waverly, NY the daughter of the late Louis and Florence Barnhart Rice.  Roberta will be remembered as a loving, nurturing wife, mother, and grandmother. "Berta" as everyone knew her, worked as a telephone operator, later at the Village Bakery, and then as a self employed hair dresser. Kind..loving.. generous..compassionate.. and always forgiving describe her. Most of all, she will be remembered as one who always put others before herself.  Roberta is survived by her husband of 54 years Franklin; her children Brian(Sam) and wife Marlene of Harrisburg Pa. Frank (Cindy) Robbins, and Gina(Steve) Wright of Waverly. She was predeceased by daughter, Greta Pine. Grandchildren are Suzanne Bussiere, Chad Pine of Maine, Thomas Wright, Luke Robbins of Oswego NY, and Abby Robbins of Binghamton NY, Joel, Timothy Madeleine, Peter and Dean Robbins of Harrisburg Pa., as well as several great grandchildren.  Siblings include Chuck (Freda) Rice of Port Orange Fl, and Phyllis (Fred) Satterly of Sayre.  A time of gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday February 2, 2009 from 11AM to 1PM at the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St., Waverly NY.  Funeral services to celebrate Roberta's life will be held after calling hours at 1:00 PM at the funeral home with Pastor Anne Bey Canfield of the Waverly United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens Pa.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Roberta's Memory to: Hernando Pasco Hospice, 12107 Majestic Blvd, Hudson Fl. 34667.  RHW. 26 Feb.2009 Blauvelt Funeral Home Obit.

RICHARDS    Lloyd D. RICHARDS, 93, formerly of 118 Spruce St., Sayre, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at the Bradford County Manor, west Burlington. He was born Feb, 27, 1908 in Sayre, the son of Giles and Lola DOUGLAS RICHARDS. Lloyd attended Sayre school where he played tackle on the 1925 and 1926 champion football teams. He organized the Tri-Cities Bowling League in 1959 and was inducted into the Valley Bowling Hall of Fame in 1975. Lloyd married the former Evelyn WOODWARD of Athens. Lloyd was a member of The United Methodist Church of Sayre since 1913. He was also a member of Rural Amity Lodge No 70, the F and A M. and the Amity Royal Arch Chapter No 293 of Athens. Lloyd worked for Ingersoll-Rand in Athens. He retired after 37 years in the electric hoist assembly department. Lloyd is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Lloyd and Evelyn RICHARDS of Sayre; granddaughter, Debra RICHARDS and great granddaughter Susan VARNER. He was predeceased by his wife, Evelyn, Jan. 15, 1970; and sister, Ethel RICHARDS, June 18, 1964. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 2001 at the Blavelt Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre. Funeral services will immediately follow, with Pastor Dianne BENTLEY of the First Untied Methodist Church of Sayre. Interment will follow in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be donated to The First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, PA 18840. RKW

RIEPPEL
Paul D. 95, of Mansfield, PA, died January 3, 2007 at home. He was born December 25, 1911, in Cowanesque, PA, the son of John and Ethel Skinner Rieppel. Paul was a retired dairy farmer and drove old bus number 3 for Mansfield Schools. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield. Paul and his wife enjoyed travel and camping with their friends from the camping club. Paul especially liked growing potatoes and sweet corn. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, the former Lena Lewis; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Eileen, Daniel and Jackie, all of Mansfield, PA; three daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Bird York, Charlotte and Roger Smith of Mansfield, PA, Carolyn and Jay Barrows of Wellsboro, PA; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Betty Rieppel of Mansfield; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Edith and Joseph West of Middlebury, PA, Arlene Strailey of Williamsport, PA; 21 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Friends and relatives are invited to attend Paul's Funeral Service Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, with Paul's daughter, Barbara York officiating. Burial in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. Sympath "e" cards may be sent to Paul's family at www.wilstonfuneralhome.com "OBITUARIES". "Old farmers never die, they just spade away. G'Bye Dad!"

RIFENBURGH May -  MRS. GEORGE D. POWERS OF ATHENS TAKEN AFTER SHORT ILLNESS
Mrs. George Powers of Athens died yesterday morning after a short illness. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Frederick N. Powers of Sayre; two daughters, Mrs. B. R. May of Lancaster, Pa. and Miss Katherine at home; also a sister Mrs. Bessie Wheeler of Valparaiso.  The Clarks reared May (Rifenburgh) A. Powers, wife of George D. Powers.  (She was a daughter of Charles Rifenburgh, .  Mrs. May Powers died in 1938.)

RILEY –EILEEN RILEY HAVENS, 86, of 222 Chestnut St., Athens, died Friday, April 9, 1999, at the Robert Packer Hospital after a brief illness.  Born Jan. 13, 1913, in Auburn, Pa., she was the daughter of John and Rose Fitzsimmons Riley.  At a young age she was employed at the Robert Packer Hospital until her marriage to Paul E. Havens in 1937.  In 1956 she went back to work and retired from Robert Packer Hospital central supply in 1975.  She cared for her husband until his death in 1978.  She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Athens.  She is survived by: her son, Lawrence P. Havens of Penfield, N.Y.; two daughters, Patricia Joyce Huffman of Hatfield, Pa., and Janice Ruth Hayward of Merritt Island, Fla.; her granddaughters, Priscilla Smith of Cocoa, Fla., Melissa Shouse of Honcoye Falls, N.Y., Julie Stratton of Willow Grove, Pa., Jill Havens of Rochester, N.Y.; grandsons, James Hayward of Cocoa, Fla., and Dean Huffman of Souderton, Pa.; one great-granddaughter, two great-grandsons and one great-great-grandson; sister, Ann Tucker of Chicago, Ill.; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.  Family and friends may call Tuesday at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. from 9 to 10:30 a.m.  A prayer service will follow at 10:30 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Vincent Langan officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made to the Robert Packer Hospital, Research Dept. (Heart-Lung), Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GEORGE CLEMENT (PAT) RILEY, 80, formerly of Sayre died Tuesday Feb. 27, 1990 at Troy Community Hospital following an extended illness. Born April 29, 1909 in Waverly, he was the son of George and Elizabeth Dowd Riley. In early years Mr. Riley was employed by the Robert Packer Hospital. He was later employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad for 37 years until his retirement. He was a social member of the Sons of Italy Roma Madre Lodge No. 1342 and the Skiff-Bower VFW Post No. 1536, Sayre and was a member of the L.O.O.M., Waverly Lodge No. 1490 and the Valley Hibernians Club. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Edna) Fiske) of Athens; a sister, Sarah McSparron of Sayre; six grandchildren; Robert Fisk of Sayre, Sandra Dunfee of Athens, Mrs. Keith (Penny) Burlingame of Endwell, NY, Steven Fisk of Athens, Mrs. Gene (Judy) Rockwell of Towanda and Mrs. Patrick (Sherry) Murphy of En Endicott; 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and cousins. Friends may call at the Alteiri Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre on Saturday from 8-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church, South Waverly with Rev. Vincent Langan, pastor as celebrant. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. –Towanda Daily Review

RIMBEY Lester W. Age 90, of 4 Orange Street, Waverly, died Saturday, May 6, 2006, at his home. Born December 6, 1915 in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, the son of the late John and Alva Rimbey. He attended Sayre High School and served in the US Army during World War II, Lester married the former Helen Shermer on March 28, 1942 in Elkton, Maryland. He retired from Westinghouse Electric in 1980 after thirty years service. He is survived by his wife, Helen of 64 years; three children, Rita Rimbey of Horseheads, NY, John and Nancy Rimbey of Waverly, and Barbara Rimbey of Waverly; seven grandchildren, Andrew Rimbey, Tim (Kathy) Farwell, Gary Farwell, Jeff (Susan) Walker, Steven (Karen) Walker, Stacey (Michael) Lunger, and Debra (Matthew) Bonnett; eight great-grandchildren, Matthew, Hannah, Connor, Rachel, Savannah, Dylan, Devon, Nicholas; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his three sisters, Helen Furniss, Irene Emery and Betty Strange; his four brothers, Harold and John Rimbey, Walter and James Strange. Les enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and especially walking with his wife around Waverly. A time for gathering with family and friends will be from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly Street, Waverly, NY. The celebration of Lester's life will follow the visitation with Rev. Anne Bey Canfield honoring his memory at 11 a.m. Burial at Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, PA. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Chemung ARC, 711 Sullivan Street, Elmira, NY 14901.

RINEBOLD –CORA M. HALL, of Beecraft St., Sayre, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 1977 after an extended illness. Born in Overton Township, July 10, 1890, the daughter of the late Eli and Adeline Sayman Rinebold, she had resided in the Valley for the past 49 years. Her husband, Joseph P. Hall, died on Sept. 16, 1962. Surviving are three sons, Ralph Kinney, John Hall and Harold Hall, all of Sayre; five daughters, Mrs. Ruby Wolcott of Canton, Mrs. Martha Adams of South Waverly, Mrs. Julia Havens of Sayre, Mrs. Lola McConnell of South Waverly and Mrs. Esther Parks of Waverly; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Ferrell of New Albany and Mrs. Sadie Bennett of Longwood, Fla.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Sherman Allgeier Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Tuesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral and committal will be held at the funeral home Wednesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Burdette Mason, pastor of the Calvary Church of the Nazarene in Elmira, officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens

RINEBOLD –GERALDINE G. ANDRUS, 72, of 408 Senaca St., Sayre died Friday May 1, 1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Andrus was born in Forks Township on May 7, 1914, the daughter of Nelson and Ella Bedford Rinebold. She had been a resident of the Bradford County area all her life. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Sayre. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry in 1984 and by a brother, Burton Rinebold in 1956. Surviving relatives include one son, Burton Wolfe, South Wales, NY; one daughter, Mrs. Redmond (Jean) Mullinex, Wysox; two sisters, Mrs. Leon (Inez) Cordner of Sayre and Naoma Carey of Sayre; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two nephews and one niece, five great-nieces and four great-nephews. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 South Main St., Athens on Monday from 7-0 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Hubert Morgan officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the Seventh Day Adventist Church Building Fund. –Towanda Daily Review

RINEBOLD - Josiah Rinebold of Sayre died June 11 [1916] at the Packer hospital from diseases incident to advanced years, aged 93. He was born May 2, 1823 in Lehigh county, removing with his parents in 1835 to Overton township where he resided the greater part of his life. Twenty-seven years ago he removed to Sayre which had since been his home. He was a men of wonderful vitality, straight and active until the past few months, when his decline became quite rapid. His wife died in October last. They were the oldest couple in the county. At the Old People's meeting in 1914 Mr. Rinebold carried off the honors as being the oldest gentleman present. He is survived by two sons and two daughters. Funeral services were held from the home yesterday afternoon; interment in Tioga Point cemetery. - Bradford Star, Thursday, June 15, 1916

RINEBOLD Naomia M. Carey
1921-2010, 88 years old, was born August 21, 1921 in Overton, Pa., the daughter of the late Nelson and Ella Bedford Rinebold. She married John (Jack) Carey making Sayre, Pa their home.  She is Predeceased in death by her husband Jack, Son Robert, Brother Burton Rinebold, Sisters, Geraldine Andrews, Inez Cordner, Niece Jean Mullinex, Twin Great Grandchildren, Morgan and Meghan Ressler, and Special Dog - Sparky. Survived by Daughter, Naomia (John) Rumpff of Athens, Pa., with whom she resided; seven grandchildren: Alissa Rumpff Crain of Sayre, Pa., Michael (Sarah) Rumpff of Barton, N.Y., Denise (Levente) Levai of Nevada, Kevin Carey of Nevada, Becky (Carl) Fowler of Ridgebury, Pa., Brian Carey of Towanda and Shawn Carey of Towanda; 18 great grandchildren; nephews John (Eleanor) Walmsley of Boonsboro, Maryland, Burton (Wanda) Wolfe of East Wales, N.Y.,  nephew-in-law, Redmond Mullinex of Athens; best friends Nancy Jenney of Athens, Pa., and Donna "Cookie" Casterline of Waverly, N.Y.  Naomia was a hard worker, working all her life until age 83. She started work as a teenager babysitting. She graduated from Athens High School in 1939 and started working at the Toy Factory in Elmira, N.Y. She later worked at the Blue Swan in Sayre and at a nursing home in Athens. She graduated from a Medical Assistant Program and worked for Dr. F. Latini (dentist), Dr. Robert Shaffer (Podiatrist), Dr. Mary Robinson (Podiatrist), and Dr. Kathleen Panepinto (Podiatrist). After retiring, Naomia spent her time with family and friends.  She was a life-long member of the Sayre Seventh Day Adventist Church. Her church family was very important to her.  A time for gathering with family and friends will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday, August 9, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly. The celebration of Naomia's life will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 10, at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church on Wilawana Road with Pastor Gerald Small honoring her memory.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Sayre Morning Times - August 9, 2010

RINEBOLD - RUTLEDGE
Phyllis H. Residing on Palomino Manor in Southport with her mother, Helen and sister, Naomi died peacefully at their home Friday evening, October, 28, 2005 at the age of 77. Phyllis was born on June 21, 1928 daughter of Arthur & Helen Bennett Rinebold. She was married to William Rutledge who predeceased her in 1984. Phyllis was employed by Bolton Surgical Supply in Poughkeepsie, NY for many years as the Assistant to the President. She is fondly remembered by her family for her sense of humor and her ability in the kitchen as a gourmet chef. Surviving is her loving family, her mother, Helen Bennett Rinebold, Southport; sisters, Naomi Rinebold, Southport; Betty (Bill) Tillotson, Chemung; Roberta (Bob) Shipmen, Waverly; Jo Ellen Robinson, Lighthouse Point, FL; a sister-in-law, Lillian Rinebold, CT; several nieces and nephews including Roxy Tillotson, Bruce Tillotson, and John Robinson Jr. of whom she was especially close. Family and friends will meet at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA on Monday October 31, 2005 at 11 a.m. for a graveside service officiated by the Reverend William Vallett. The family gratefully declines flowers.

 

RINUS James “Jim” E. Rinus

64, of 115 Blackman St., Sayre, died on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Jim was born in Sayre on July 27, 1949, the son of the late Edward Rinus Sr. and Florence Agnew Rinus. Jim attended Sayre high school and graduated in 1967. He then joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany from 1969 to 1971. Jim married Rosemary Sparduti on April 15, 1978 in Sayre. He was employed by the Sayre Borough, where he worked for 16 years as assistant foreman of public works.  Jim was a member of the American Legion Post No. 283. He was currently serving as the president of the Howard-Elmer Hoses Company No. 4 and captain of the Sayre Fire Police. Jim was also a member of the Teamster Local # 529, Elmira, N.Y. Jim enjoyed classic cars, hunting, fishing, and watching Washington Redskins Football.  Jim is survived by his loving wife, Rosemary Rinus, at home; son, Thomas Rinus and his wife Heather of Athens; stepson, Donald and wife Darlene of Sayre; four grandchildren; niece and nephew, Caitlin and Michael Correll; sisters-in-law, Eileen Sparduti and Theresa Correll and her husband Mike; special family friend, Lori Schoonover; father-in-law, Fred Sparduti of Sayre; aunt and uncle, Rance and Jean Agnew; numerous cousins; and his little dog Murphy.  Jim was preceded in death by his father, Edward Rinus Sr. in 1976 and his mother, Florence Agnew Rinus in 1992; brother, Edward Rinus Jr. in 1988; and his sister, Diane Rinus in 2012.  A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens Township, with Pastor Ronny Parks officiating. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond Street, Sayre. The family suggests memorial contributions may be directed to the Howard-Elmer Hose Company No. 4, 110 W. Packer Ave Sayre, PA 18840, in memory of James “Jim” E. Rinus.  Sayre Morning Times – August 10, 2013

 

RITTELL –JEAN E. ROWE, 89, of Sayre, Pa. passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Jean was born in Duryea, Pa. on Feb. 9, 1925, the daughter of James W. and Adeline Bartuska Rittell. She was a graduate of Towanda High School and later on April 12, 1947 Jean married Ray Thurston Rowe in Towanda, Pa. Jean served as manager of the Robert Packer Hospital Snack Bar for many years until her retirement. She was a member of the Athens Senior Citizens and the Seniors Bowling League at Penn York Lanes in Waverly, N.Y. Surviving are her children, Barbara West of Sayre, Larry Rowe and wife Betty of Milan, Alan Rowe of Milan; grandchildren, Mia Everts and husband Toby of Sayre, Melissa Fox and husband Ray of Sayre, Nathan Rowe and fiancée Alyssa Wimsott of Milan; a great-granddaughter, Toccara Elizabeth; sisters, Alice Grenell of Towanda, Marion Davidson and husband Wayne of Towanda, Theresa Kingsley and husband George of Granville Summit, Anna Price of Lounsberry, N.Y., Lucille Watkins and husband Francis of Powell, Pa.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Thurston Rowe on Feb. 18, 1996; sister and brother-in-law, Rose and Edwin Shaffer; brothers-in-law, John Grenell, William Heatwole and Ted Price. Abiding with Jean's request, there will be no funeral service or calling hours. Interment will be private in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to Greater Valley EMS, 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, PA or to the Athens Township Volunteer Fire Department, 211 Herrick Ave., Sayre, PA in Jean E. Rowe's memory. The Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home of Sayre, Pa. is assisting Jean's family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 4/20/2014

RITZ –FLORENCE E. CHANDLER, 75, of 305 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre died following an extended illness on Wednesday April 19, 1989 at the heritage Nursing Home, Athens. Born Dec. 225, 1913 in Sayre, she was the daughter of Howard and Bertha Bostwick Ritz. Mrs. Chandler was a member of the Church of the Redeemer, Sayre and St. Mary’s Guild. She also held memberships in the Waverly Women of the Moose and the Athens Senior Citizens. A lifelong resident of Sayre, she was employed at Bert’s Pharmacy in Sayre for 30 years. She is survived by a son, Jerry of Sayre; a daughter, Mrs. Jean Babcock of Athens; a granddaughter, Denise Babcock of Athens; a close friend, Archie Brennan of Lodi, N.Y.; several cousins. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens from 6-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of the Redeemer, Sayre with Rev. Donald Greenwood officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the Church of the Redeemer, c/o Denise Babcock, 201 Wilbur Ave., Sayre. –Towanda Daily Review

 

ROBBINS –GRETA F. PINE, 57, of Troy, formerly of Waverly, died Saturday, July 22, 2006 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Born January 29, 1949 in Waverly, the daughter of Franklin and Roberta Rice Robbins, Greta was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church.  She was predeceased by her husband, Paul E., Pine.  She is survived by her children, Chad and Debbie Louis Pine, Bowdin, Maine, and Suzanne and Steven Bussiere, Sayre; her parents; seven grandchildren, Alan, Felecia, and Dylan; three great-grandchildren; sister Gina and Stephen Wright; brothers Franklin and Cindy Robbins and Brian and Marlene Robbins; and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral service will be held Monday, July 24, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Bradford County Manor, RR 3 Box 322, Troy, Pa., Attn: 2 East.  –Towanda Daily Review

ROBBINS - Harold G. Robbins, 93 of Athens died at Robert Packer Hospital on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 following a brief illness.  He was born August 8, 1914, in Athens the son of the late Grover Robbins and Helen Welch.   Harold was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sayre. He was a graduate of Athens High School class of 1934. He was employed with the Athens school system as a custodian from 1964 to 1979. He retired in 1979 after 15 years of faithful service. Harold was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 70 F&AM in Athens since 1948. He was predeceased by his daughter Diane (Robbins) Martin.  Harold is survived by his wife of 72 years, Emma Chambers Robbins; his grandson, Blake R. (Dianna) Martin of Elizabethtown, Pa.; his great-granddaughter, Molly Lee Martin of Elizabethtown, Pa.; his former son-in-law, Paul Martin of Ephrapa, Pa and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Saturday, July 26, 2008 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral Services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Rodney Saylor of the St. John Lutheran Church in Sayre officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Harold’s memory to: St. John Lutheran Church’s Organ Fund 207 S. Hopkins Street, Sayre, PA 18840.  Submitted by RKW.  Sarye Morning Times.

ROBERTS –CATHERINE L. ROGERS, age 73, of 313 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at the Robert Packer Hospital after an extended illness.  She was born in Sayre, Jan. 18, 1927, the daughter of Charles and Pauline McNeal Roberts.  She attended Sayre schools and was formerly employed as a seamstress at the Sayre Lingerie for 50 years.  She was a communicant of the Church of Epiphany.  Her main interest in life was her family.  She is survived by her children and their spouses; Mary Lou and Patrick Ferro of South Waverly, Pa., John Rogers of Scranton, Pa., Susan Rogers of Sayre, and Robin and Daniel Hill of Sheshequin; her grandchildren and their spouses; Patricia Ferro and Richard Post of Sayre, Patrick Ferro of Athens, Kristina and John Felt of Sayre, Jack Reynolds of Waverly, N.Y. and Heather Reynolds of Waverly, N.Y.; three great-grandchildren; sisters; Pauline Moesch of Sayre, Barbara Talada of Athens and Jean Coston of Sayre.  She was predeceased by her husband, Luke F. Rogers, on Aug. 24, 1998; three brothers, Charles, Harold and Joseph Roberts; and a sister, Louise Roberts.  Family and friends may call Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  A prayer service will be held Friday at 9 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of the Epiphany at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. William Karle officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ROBERTS Catherine M. Bailey, 75, formerly of the Valley, died
on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at home following her courageous battle with cancer with her family by her side.  She was born May 22, 1934 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Gerald and Marguerite STILLWELL Roberts.  Catherine was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved camping and traveling. Catherine enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.  She is predeceased by her brother Edward Roberts.  Catherine is survived by children Bonnie and Dennis Every of N. Charleston, S.C., Debbra A. and Donald Chamberlain of Sayre, Richard and Linda Bailey of Mebane, N.C., and Scott Bailey of Chemung, N.Y.; special niece Kathy Fink; grandchildren Carrie and Paul Gingrich, Kenneth and Jessica Chamberlain, Jennifer Every, Dennis Scott Every, Maranda and Danny Lyon, Nikki Bailey, and Zachary Bailey; five great-grandchildren; siblings Sarah Ede, Amy and Earl Worden, and Ray Roberts; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Sunday, March 21, 2010 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral Services will follow at 3pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made in her memory to: American Cancer Society, 10 Park Street, Towanda, PA 18848.   March 20, 2010 Sayre Morning Times.

GLENN F. ROBERTS, 88 of Milan died on Feb. 14, 1989 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre following an extended illness.  He was born Jan. 18, 1901 in Blandsburg, Pa. the son of William and Sarah Chilcoat Roberts.  On June 11, 1925 he married the former Clara Samson.  He attended schools in the Blandsburg area but lived in the Valley most of his life.  He was a very active member of the Milan United Methodist Church holding many church offices over the years.  He was employed as a clerk with the Lehigh Valley Railroad for 30 years, retiring in 1954.  He then worked at the Chrysler-Plymouth garage in Athens until 1979.  Mr. Roberts served in the U.S. Army from 1920-1923.  He held memberships in Rural Amity Lodge #70 F&AM, Athens, Union Royal Arch Chapter #161, Towanda; Northern Commandery #16, Towanda; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Consitory, Towanda; Northern Council #24, Athens, Irem Temple, Dallas, Pa.; Northeastern York Rite College #102, Williamsport; Bradford County Shrine Club; Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc., and the I.O.O.F., Wysox.  Mr. Roberts was also a former Milan Correspondent for the Evening Times, Sayre.  He is survived by his wife, two sons and daughters-in-law, Glenn and Anna Mae Roberts of Towanda; Kenneth and Alona Roberts of Toughkenamon, Pa.; three sisters, Mrs. Byrd (Annabel) King of Towanda, Mrs. Duane (Marion) Klinko of Greene’s Landing; four brothers, William of Athens, Aden of Essex Junction, Vt., Milan of Willis, Va., Leon of Horseheads; five grandchildren, Nancy Roberts of Towanda, Stephen Roberts of Parkersburg, Pa., Glenda Reynolds of Cochranville, Pa., Melissa Roberts of Newark, Del., Stacey Roberts of Toughkenamon, Pa. and six great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by sisters, Inez VanAllen and Hazel Johnson and a brother, Joseph.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens from 7-9 p.m. Thursday with Masonic services to be held there at 7 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the Milan United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Jonathan Bausman, pastor officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorials may be directed to the Milan United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society, 515 S. Main St., Athens.  –Towanda Daily Review

ROBERTS –MARION ROBERTS KLINKO, 88, of Waverly died Thursday, April 15, 2004 at the Bethany Village Manor in Horseheads, N.Y. She was born Jan. 18, 1916, the daughter of the late William Roberts and Sarah Chilcoate in Bellwood, Pa. She married Duane W. Klinko in 1935. Marion was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She was a homemaker who was especially devoted to her family who will miss her. She was a graduated of Athens High School where she was active in musical productions and women's basketball. She enjoyed cooking and baking, playing pinochle, reading and was an avid bowler winning a Pennsylvania State Title at the age of 70. She was a past Matron of the Eastern Star and a longtime member of the Athens Trinity Episcopal Church. Marion is survived by a son and daughter in law, Duane and Jane Klinko of Waverly and their children, Joel and Neil; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and James Krouse of Clarion, Pa. and their children, Jennifer, Jeremy and Eric Krouse all of Clarion. She is also survived by a brother, Milan Roberts of Floyd, VA; a sister, Virginia and a very special friend, Ed McMahon of Greenslanding, Pa. several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Inez, Hazel, Emily and Annabel; five brothers, Glenn, Joseph, William, Aden and Leon; and her husband Duane, in 1990. Family and friends may call Monday, April 19, 2004 at 10 a.m. until noon at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc. 225 South Main St. Athens, Pa. Funeral and committal services will follow there at noon with Rev. Blaine Hill, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Waverly, officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, N.Y. 14830.

ROBBINS Charles A. “Art”  Robbins, 79, of Waverly, N.Y., died
on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness.  He was born on May 15, 1930 in Chemung, N.Y., the son of the late Charles S. and Mildred I. DEPEW Robbins.  He was a spray painter for American LaFrance, Elmira, N.Y. He worked construction at Walt Disney World in Florida, was owner/operator of his own trucking company that covered the eastern seaboard, and was employed as a guard at the A&P Plant, Big Flats, N.Y., retiring from Suburban Pipe Co. in Va. in 1989. Charles was a longtime farmer in the Chemung area, attended North Waverly Chapel, and was a Lifetime Member of Chemung Fire Department.  He is predeceased by his infant son Robert C. Robbins, sister Louise Ennis, brothers Louis and Norman Robbins, sister-in-law Roberta Robbins, and brothers-in-law Corliss HOWARD and Charles Ennis.  Charles is survived by children Stephen Robbins of Mayfield, Pa., Dennis Robbins of Sayre, Pa., Joyce Robbins of Scranton, Pa., Helen (Tim) Thompson of Dundee, N.Y., Linda (Jack) Allen of Meshoppen, Pa., Suzi (BJ) Brewer of Laceyville, Pa., and Gary (Kelly) Robbins of Meshoppen, Pa.; 18 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sisters Shirley Howard of Dumfries, Va., Ida Shipman of Smithboro, N.Y., Charlotte Petty of Rome, Pa., and Patti (Wade) Phelan of Endicott, N.Y.; brothers Franklin Robbins of Waverly, N.Y. and William Robbins of Chemung, N.Y.; sisters-in-law Mary Robbins of Waverly, N.Y., and Arlene Robbins of Raymond, N.H.; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and special friend Bea Ripley of Waverly, N.Y.  Friends and family may call on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral Services will follow at the funeral home at 3 p.m. with the Rev. William Wells officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Alzheimer Association of NE PA, Kirby Health Center, 57 Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.  April 19, 2010, Sayre Morning Times.

ROGERS –LULU B. GARDNER, 82 of 102 Pennsylvania Ave., Sayre, died Tuesday, July 28, 1998 at the Robert Packer Hospital after an extended illness.  She was born in Sayre, Jan. 14, 1916 the daughter of Peter and Letha Tuttle Rogers and the step-daughter of Devillow Soper.  She was formerly employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad and then Label Processing in Sayre for many years.  She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Athens.  She volunteered at the Robert Packer Hospital for many years and she and her twin sister, Beulah, organized the annual twin get together.  She is survived by her husband, Howard at home, her daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Tom Dixon of Charleston, Tenn., and Lucille and Gerald Twigg of Litchfield, Pa.  a daughter, Nancy Cook of Athens; 18 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren; her twin sister, Beulah Wilcox of Athens and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a son, Clifford Gardner in 1984 and a sister, Margaret Coston in 1992.  Friends and family may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Paul Barrett, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church, Athens officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church, 701 W. Pine St., Athens, Pa. or to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

ROBERTS –MARION ROBERTS KLINKO, 88, of Waverly died Thursday, April 15, 2004 at the Bethany Village Manor in Horseheads, N.Y. She was born Jan. 18, 1916, the daughter of the late William Roberts and Sarah Chilcoate in Bellwood, Pa. She married Duane W. Klinko in 1935. Marion was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She was a homemaker who was especially devoted to her family who will miss her. She was a graduated of Athens High School where she was active in musical productions and women's basketball. She enjoyed cooking and baking, playing pinochle, reading and was an avid bowler winning a Pennsylvania State Title at the age of 70. She was a past Matron of the Eastern Star and a longtime member of the Athens Trinity Episcopal Church. Marion is survived by a son and daughter in law, Duane and Jane Klinko of Waverly and their children, Joel and Neil; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and James Krouse of Clarion, Pa. and their children, Jennifer, Jeremy and Eric Krouse all of Clarion. She is also survived by a brother, Milan Roberts of Floyd, VA; a sister, Virginia and a very special friend, Ed McMahon of Greenslanding, Pa. several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Inez, Hazel, Emily and Annabel; five brothers, Glenn, Joseph, William, Aden and Leon; and her husband Duane, in 1990. Family and friends may call Monday, April 19, 2004 at 10 a.m. until noon at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc. 225 South Main St. Athens, Pa.  Funeral and committal services will follow there at noon with Rev. Blaine Hill, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Waverly, officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, N.Y. 14830. Contributed by Carol Brotzman. Towanda Daily Review.

MELVIN F. ROGERS SR. 55, of Milan RD 1 died January 28, 1989 at the Wilkes-Barre Veterans Administration Hospital after an extended illness.  Born in New Milford, PA, May 25, 1933 he was the son of Marvin and Ruth Edsell Rogers.  He was a graduate of Troy High School in 1951.  He is survived by his wife, Joan at home; four children; three step-children; seven grandchildren; a sister and brother.  Funeral services were held February 1 at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens with the Rev. Ronald Parks, pastor of the Burnwood Bible Church officiating.  Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice in Mr. Roger’s memory.

ROBERTS –PAULINE M. MOESCH, 70, Sayre, died September 18, 2002 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, after extended illness.  Born November 21, 1931 in Sayre, she was the daughter of Charles and Pauline McNeil Roberts.  She had retired from Stakmore Furniture after 25 years of service.  Mrs. Moesch loved to work with crafts and in her flower garden.  She loved to be with her grandchildren.  Her family was her life.  Surviving are her husband, Walter Moesch, at home; daughter, Ann Griffith, Columbia Cross Roads, stepsons, Jim Moesch, Plattsburg, NY, Tom Moesch, Binghamton, NY, and Richard Moesch, Annapolis, MD; stepdaughters, Sally Wiefield, Del Ray Beach, FL and Debbie Talada, Athens and Jean Coston, Athens; three grandchildren, Scott Seelye, and Kelly and Luke Griffith; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Moesch was predeceased by a daughter, Kay Nenish, in 2002; brothers, Charles “Chuck” Roberts and Harold and Joseph Roberts; sister, Catherine Rogers.  Funeral services were held September 21, at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, Sayre, with the Rev. Jim Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian officiating.  Burial was in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA.  –Towanda Daily Review.

JAMES EDWARD ROBINSON of Corbettsville, N.Y., died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003. Born May 28, 1943 in Sayre at Robert Packer Hospital, he was the son of Stanley I. Robinson (deceased) and Helen T. Robinson. He graduated from Athens High School in 1961. Mr. Robinson served in the U.S. Army with the 101st Airborne from 1961-1964. This included a tour of duty in the Republic of South Korea as part of peace-keeping efforts in the DMZ. He was a machinist by trade and was employed by Ingersoll-Rand, Kodak and Akraturn. He is survived by: his mother, Helen T. Robinson; brother, Stanley M. Robinson and wife Antoinette; sister, Carol A. Short and husband William; daughters, Denise Chilson and Kathy Jo Moore; sons, John Robinson and Scott Robinson; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, with the Rev. Donald Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Submitted by Carol Brotzman. –Evening  Times.

NICHOLAS SCOTT ROBINSON, infant son of Scott and Lori Walter Robinson of Athens RR 1, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He is survived by his mother and father, at home; a sister, Cassandra Robinson, at home; his maternal grandparents, Joan and Gene Chaykosky of Chemung, N.Y.; his paternal grandparents, Gordon and Susan Robinson of Athens; his great-grandfather Lester Moore of Sayre; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandfather Donald M. Walter. Graveside services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, with the lay pastor of the Litchfield United Methodist Church, John Austin, officiating and the Rev. Donald Anderson, pastor of the Athens United Methodist Church, co-officiating. The family requests donations in Nicholas' name be made to the Make a Wish Foundation, 555 Grant St., Suite 425, Pittsburgh, Pa. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens. Contributed by Carol Brotzman. Towanda Daily Review.

ROCKWELL - Ferdinand C. Rockwell died at his home at Greens Landing last Friday morning from the effects of a stroke of paralysis. He was a native of Rome, this county, where he was born Sept 15, 1830. the last 15 years of his life, he spent at Greens Landing following his trade of blacksmithing. He was twice married. In 1850 he married Mary Ennes of Standing Stone, and to them were born five children, James of Smithboro, Arthur of Chemung, Cortez, who lives in Canada, Mrs. Whitaker of New York, and Mrs. Lillie Farnsworth of Sayre. In 1867 he was married the second time, his wife's maiden name being Margaret Weller of Sheshequin, who survives him with three daughters; Mrs. George Crawford of Athens, Mrs. Shores of Sheshequin, and Miss Pauline Rockwell, who lives at home. He enlisted in January, 1864 in Co. I, 141st Pa. Vol., and was mustered out with his Regiment in May, 1865. The funeral was held at the home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. E.W. Dewitt officiating: interment will be made in Tioga Point cemetery. -- Reporter Journal, dated Thursday Oct 1, 1903, in the "Soldier's Column" Submitted by - Susan Austin SusanAustin@hotmail.com

GEORGE HENRY ROCKWELL, 71, of Ulster RR 1 died on Oct. 5, 1992, at the Bradford County Manor.  He was born Aug. 31, 1921, in Vestal, N.Y., the son of Charles and Ida (Davison) Rockwell.  He is survived by two sons, George F. Rockwell and Charles R. Rockwell of Ethridge, Tenn.; five daughters, Eleanor M. Hunsinger, Laceyville, Margaret J. White, Endicott, Mary E. Murphy, Wyalusing, Susan L. Calhoun, Beaumont, Calif., and Lisa A. Penland, Rome; 21 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Helen (Jackson) Rockwell; his brothers, Ralph Rockwell, Elmer Rockwell and Martin Rockwell; and his sisters, Grace Rockwell, Daisy Bessley, Alice Joy and Linda Moore.  Memorial services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 South Main St., Athens.  The family will receive friends today from 1 p.m. until the services at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Howard Hockenbury will officiate.  Graveside committal services, led by the Rev. Hockenbury, will be held at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ROCKWELL –JEANNINE ROCKWELL THURSTON, 87, a resident of Sayre Health Care Center in Sayre, Pa., formerly of Bressler St., Sayre (Athens Township) passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Born on Sept. 27, 1927 at the family's home in Troy Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Orlando W. (O.W.) and Florence (Louise) Newell Rockwell. Jeannine graduated from Troy High School in 1945 and from Mansfield State Teachers College in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics Education. Mrs. Thurston began her teaching career as a Home Economics teacher at SRU High School in East Smithfield from 1949 to 1959. She returned to college to become certified in elementary education and for the next 20 years, she taught kindergarten students in three of the Athens Area School District's elementary schools (Willow Street, Main Elementary and Audrielle Lynch) before retiring in June 1990 with over 30 years of service. She will fondly be remembered by her peers and former students as a dedicated and compassionate educator. She married John M. Thurston at the Troy United Methodist Church on Aug. 10, 1952. They happily shared 56 years of marriage until John passed away on Feb. 10, 2009. Jeannine was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church in Athens for 61 years where she served on the Board of Deacons and was a Vacation Bible School teacher. Jeannine was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was an excellent cook and talented seamstress who enjoyed gardening, camping and traveling. Jeannine's greatest joys were spending time with her family and visiting with friends. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her. Jeannine was the beloved mother of her three children and their spouses: Susan Callanan and her husband, Ray, of Sayre (Athens Township), Brian Thurston and his wife, Linda, of Athens and Craig Thurston and his wife, Sheila, of Sayre (Athens Township).  She was the proud and loving grandmother of Jeffrey Callanan of Sayre, Joshua Thurston and his wife, Jessica, of Rochester, N.Y., Rachel Thurston of Athens, Gehrig Thurston of Sayre (Athens Township), step-grandson, Philip Shamoun and his wife, Blaire, and their daughter, Lilly, of Milford, Ohio and a former sister-in-law, Arlene Gates of Columbia Cross Roads. Jeannine is also survived by several nieces, nephews and numerous cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, Jeannine was preceded in death by her brother, Donald O. Rockwell, in April of 1993; brothers-in-law, H. Owen Thurston in October of 1974 and Loomis White in April of 2000; and sisters-in-law, Julia Thurston White in March of 2011 and Barbara Shores Thurston in August of 2012. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa., with the Rev. Ann Canfield officiating. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may kindly consider donations to the Athens Area School District, Lynch-Bustin library fund, 401 West Frederick St., Suite 101, Athens, PA in Jeannine R. Thurston's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 10/31/2014

ROCKWELL –MARON E. KUNKLER, 73, of 122 Stedman St., Sayre, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Marc. 30, 1993, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  She was born Aug. 19, 1919, in Waverly, the daughter of Ernest and Eva Shipman Rockwell.  Mrs. Kunkler was a lifetime resident of the Valley and was a member of the Waverly united Methodist Church and a charter member of the Beecher Doll Club.  Maron was an avid doll collector and owned and operated a doll store in the Sayre area for many years.  She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Margaret Kunkler of Sayre; a brother-in-law Fred Kunkler of Sayre; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Christian (Wilson) Kunkler in October 1972.  The funeral and committal services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 2, 1993, at the Alteri Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, with Rev. Herbert Bowen officiating.  Burial will be held in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be directed to the Waverly United Methodist Church, Waverly, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review.

ROESSLER - Mary I. Martin, 81, of 402 Wells Ave., Athens, Pa., died Tuesday evening, Sept. 15, 2009 at the Sayre House, Sayre, Pa.  Mary was born on Nov. 15, 1927 in Buffalo, N.Y. She attended schools in Buffalo, N.Y. After moving to the Valley Mary was employed by Joyce Manufacturing in Sayre for many years. She enjoyed playing Bingo, sewing, crocheting, and making homemade greeting cards. Mary was also known for making the best Christmas cookies.  Surviving are: her children, Charles Martin and his wife Carol of Lewis Run, Pa., Cathy Martin Webster-Haulton and her husband Harry Haulton of Sayre, Pa., and Keith Martin and his fiancée Sherry of Memphis, Tenn.; her grandchildren, Wayne G. Martin III, Christopher Martin, Sheri Martin Eyer, Chad Martin, Shanna Martin Belles, Sasha Belles, Jessica Webster, Steven Webster, Joshua Martin, Wesley Martin, and Alyssa Martin; 12 great-grandchildren; her brother, Jack Roessler and his wife Mary of Buffalo, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne G. Martin Sr., on Jan. 2, 2004 and her son Wayne G. Martin Jr.  The funeral service will be held Friday, Sept. 18, 2009 at 3 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa., with the Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating. The family will receive friends this evening from 6-8 p.m. and Friday afternoon from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  18 Sept. 2009, Sayre Morning Times.

BARBARA A. ROGERS, 34, of 481 ½ Waverly St., Waverly, N.Y., died Saturday, Feb. 4, 1995, at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Born in Waverly, Sept. 3, 1960, the daughter of Franklin and Geneveria Manley Rogers, she was a graduate of Athens Area High School in 1978.  She was employed by the Sayre Area High School for 14 years.  She is survived by her parents of Athens; a sister and her husband, Ruth and Nick Shamot of Athens; another sister, Karen Rogers of Waverly; a fiancé, Bruce South of Waverly; two nephews and one niece; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  The funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be made to the Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services, 201 Allison St., Sayre, Pa.  Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ROGERS - Beulah A. Wilcox, 85
01/04/2002
Beulah A. Wilcox, 85, formerly of Athens, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was born Jan. 14, 1916, in Sayre, the daughter of Peter and Letha Tuttle Rogers.  She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Athens. She and her twin sister, Lula B. Gardner, owned and operated a knitting store on Spruce Street, Athens, for many years. Beulah enjoyed going to the Twins conventions. She and Lula started a Twins Club locally. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Louise and John Kepner of Webster, N.Y., son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Faye Pierce of Andover, Mass.; grandchildren, Renee and Robert Wahl of Webster, N.Y., John Kepner of Dallas, Texas, Tanya Pierce of Boston, Justin Pierce of Houston, and Viki Pierce of Boston; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Special nieces and nephew, Lucille Twigg, Nancy Cook and Bruce Coston, all of the Valley. Beulah was predeceased by her husbands, Rodney Pierce in 1981 and Francis Wilcox in 1999; sisters, Lula Gardner in 1998 and Margaret Coston in 1992. Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with her pastor, the Rev. Paul Barrett, officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church, 701 W. Pine St., Athens, Pa. 18810.

ROGERS –ETHEL B. MERRILL, 87, of River Road, Nichols died Feb. 6, 1989 at the Sayre house. She was born April 13, 1901 in Windham Township, a daughter of the late Lee “M. L.” and Helen “Nellie” Thompson Rogers. Mrs. Merrill attended the Mansfield Teachers College in her early years and taught school for one year in Orwell Valley School. She was married on June 7, 1941 at Wysox to Clifford P. Merrill. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star No. 175 of Nichols, was a long-time and devoted member of the Nichols united Methodist Church where she was a member of the united Methodist Women and also served as church secretary. She is survived by her husband, Clifford B. Merrill of Nichols; a daughter, Mrs. Douglas (Marie) Buck of Nichols RD 1; a step-daughter, Mrs. Gordon (Phyllis) Bartholomew of Kensington, Md.; a step-son, Donald Merrill of Nichols; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, Percy Rogers and a sister, Alice Bynon. The funeral service will be held Thursday, Feb. 9, at 10:30 a.m. from the Sutfin Funeral Chapel in Nichols with the Rev. Brown Naik, pastor of the Nichols United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens. The family will receive their friends Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Memorials in memory of Mrs. Merrill may be directed to the united Methodist Church Food Pantry of the Nichols Church or the Lounsberry Church. –Towanda Daily Review

ROGERS –MARGARET E. COSTON, 83, of Troy RR 3, formerly of Athens, died Saturday, December 26, 1992 at the Troy Community Hospital after an extended illness.  Born in Sayre on April 1, 1909, the daughter of Peter and Letha Tuttle Rogers, she was a 1927 graduate of Waverly High School.  Mrs. Coston was employed as a secretary-clerk at the Robert Packer Hospital from 1956-71.  Shortly after the death of her husband, James L. Coston, in 1977 she made her home with a daughter, Janet Calkins, in Troy.  She attended the Alliance Church of Troy.  She is survived by her children and their spouses, Bruce and Jane Coston of Sayre, Janet and Tom Calkins III of Troy and Joyce and Paul Ryan of Santa Barbara, CA; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sisters, Mrs. Howard (Lulu) Gardner of Sayre and Mrs. Francis (Bulah) Wilcox of Athens; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral and committal services were held at the Lowery funeral Home on December 30 with the Rev. William C. Wells officiating and burial to be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.  –Troy Gazette-Register.

ROLFE Glenn Phillip Rolfe
89, of Sayre, Pa., died
Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 at Towanda Skilled Nursing Unit following an extended illness.  He was born April 17, 1921 in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Leon and Mila Mann Rolfe.  Glenn attended Sayre schools, and served in the U.S. Army in World War II in Europe. He was employed for many years at the Remington Rand in Elmira and the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens, before retiring. Mr. Rolfe was a lifetime member of VFW Skiff-Bower Post No. 1536, American Legion Post No. 246, and Sons of Italy Roma Madre Lodge No. 1342. Throughout his life, Mr. Rolfe was a caring animal lover, an avid fisherman, and hunter.  He is predeceased by his wife of 43 years Martha E. Rolfe in 1997, father Leon Rolfe, mother Mila Mann-Dix, and a sister Ellen Kunkler in 1970. Glenn is survived by: his three sons, Glenn W. (Brenda) Rolfe of Delmar, Del., Donnie Rolfe at home, and Robert Rolfe of Ithaca, N.Y.; several step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and his loving cat Blackie.  At the request of family, there will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 27, 2010 at Tioga Point Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., Athens, Pa. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Glenn's memory to the: Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850, or a charity of one's choice. - Towanda Daily Review, September 25, 2010  

JAMES B. ‘JAMIE’ ROOT, 20, of Athens RD 1 died at the Robert Packer Hospital on Sunday, March 19, 1991 as the result of an auto accident.  Born in Sayre June 2, 1970, he was a son of James and Martha Protheroe Root.  He was a 1989 graduate of Athens Area High School, where he was active in swimming, being the captain of the swim team his senior year.  He also was listed in “Who’s Who Among American High School Students.  James attended Drexel University in Philadelphia, and was employed by Stroehmann Brothers Bakery at the time of the accident.  He was a member of the Sayre Christian Church.  James is survived by his parents, Arthur and Martha Johnston, at home; a brother, Mark at home; his maternal grandmother, Helen Protheroe of Athens; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was predeceased by his father, James in 1981.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Tuesday from 7-9 p.m.  The funeral and committal service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. James Donahoo of the Sayre Christian Church officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the Sayre Christian Church.  –Towanda Daily Review.

KENNETH M. ROOT, 3, of Athens passed away Tuesday May 17, 1988 at Robert Packer Hospital. He was born Feb. 10 1985 in Sayre. Kenneth is survived by his mother, Phyllis Root of Athens; his father, Kenneth M. Foss of Sayre; one brother, Phillip Lionel Root of Athens; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Orvia and Gloria Root of Wagoner, Oklahoma; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Dorothy Foss of Sayre; maternal great-grandmother, Hazel Walker of Waverly; one uncle, several aunts and cousins. A graveside service will be held at the Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 19. Chaplain Roy Hansen of the Sayre Church of the Redeemer will officiate. –Towanda Daily Review

MARY ELIZABETH ROOF, 88, formerly of Powell died Monday, June 14, 2004 at the Bradford County Manor.  Mary was born Jan. 6, 1916 in Monroe Twp., Bradford County, the daughter of Dorsey L. and Jennie Clark Roof.  She was a very good natured woman who enjoyed visiting with people.  She was predeceased by her mother and father, stepfather Ben B. Haines, sister Pauline Hartford, stepsisters Edith Gledhill and Ruth Simpson.  She is survived by friends Walter and Alta Harris of Monroeton.  A graveside service will be held Wednesday, June 16, 2004 at the Tioga Point Cemetery with rev. Ronald Troup, pastor of the Monroeton United Methodist Church, officiating.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Bradford County Manor Recreation Fund, RR3, Box 322, Troy, Pa.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the J. Lowery funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

RORICK,  Haskins, Mrs. Anna I. (SRGP 79378)
Age 75, of Villa Serene, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 1989 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility.  Private Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the Olthof Funeral Home at the convenience of the family.  Interment, Tioga Point Cemetery.  Survived by husband of 58 years, Lee Virgil Haskins of Elmira Heights; daughter, Arlene Berg of Texas; sons, Lee H. Haskins of Elmira Heights, Gerald T. Haskins of Sayre, PA; sister, Mamie Clark of Elmira; 8 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. (Ran Store in Mainesburg in 1940s)

ROSE –CAROLINE L. ROSE CARNEY, 75, of Milan died July 25, 2003 at the Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness. Born August 3, 1927 in Cortland, N.Y., the daughter of George and Anne Howe Rose. Caroline enjoyed cooking, bird watching, her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of the Skiff-Bower Auxiliary Post. She was predeceased by her Husband Byron Carney, Sr., in 1996. Caroline is survived by: sons Byron and Diane Carney, Waverly, and James Carney of Milan; daughters Margaret and Lawrence Keener of Milan and Carol Parmenter of Troy; stepson David and Sharon Carney of Milan; eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren; sisters Catherine Sobiech of Athens, Linnea and Charles Nichols of Florida; Maryann Shannon of Florida; brother George and Marie Rose, Jr., of Mississippi; and special care giver Linda Wheeler. At her request there will be no services. Burial will be at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  –Sayre Evening Times.

EDMUND ROSENBERGER, 89, of Ulster died Sunday, Jul 31, 2005 at the Towanda Skilled Nursing Unit.  Born March 10, 1916, in Marlboro, S.D., he was the son of the late Curt and Anna Jorgens Rosenberger.  He was an avid farmer, hunter and bowler.  The Rosenberger family has resided in Ulster since 1939.  Ed moved east from South Dakota when he was 16 because of hardships of the Depression and effects of the Dust Bowl.  He married the former Barthilda Mosher of Litchfield on July 31, 1941 in Owego, N.Y., and they established their farm homestead on Ghent Hill.  Ed and Barthilda’s five children and 17 grandchildren and growing descendants have given them pleasure in their 64 years of marriage.  They have gone through the Depression, World War II, the Cold War, Vietnam and Desert Storm and have remained true to their hard work ethics, which started their life together.  Edmund is survived by his wife of 64 years, Barthilda, at home; and his children; a daughter, Elizabeth (Larry) Simmons of Thomasville, N.C., and their children, Julie (Steve) Thompson, missionaries in South Africa, Lori (Ryan) Richardson of Virginia and David Simons, at home; a daughter; Carol (Richard) Colwell of Nichols, N.Y., and their children, Robin (Eric) Moller and Brenda (Christopher) Parsons, both of Austin, Texas, Christina (Charles) Sweeny of Virginia and Lynne Murphy of Rochester, N.Y.; a son, Alvin (Carol) Rosenberger of Athens and their children, Scott (Carrie) Rosenberger of Sayre, Lynn (Ross) Felton of North Carolina, and Peter, Edmund and Al Rosenberger, at home; a son, Gordon Rosenberger of Tioga Center, N.Y., and his children, Shawn Rosenberger of Exton, Pa., Kimberly Bellinghieri, of Glen Mills, Pa., and Adam Rosenberger of Easton, Pa.; and James’ children, Tom (Brian) Bloss of Washington, D.C., and James (Lynn) Rosenberger of Athens.  Also surviving are 20 great-grandchildren; a sister, Anna (Albert) Welch, and a brother, Arno Rosenberger, both of Owego, N.Y.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Edmund was predeceased by a son, James Rosenberger, in 1980; his brothers, John, William, Carl and Claus Rosenberger; a sister, Minnie Horton; and a granddaughter; Emma Gabrielle Rosenberger.  Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Gordon Kincaid officiating.  Burial will follow in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ROSENBERGER, Emma Gabrielle Rosenberger, Infant daughter of Scott and Carrie Rosenberger of 115 South Higgins Ave., Sayre, died Thursday July 3, 2003 in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.  In memory of Emma Gabrielle Rosenberger, "How very softly you tiptoed into our world, almost silently, only a moment you stayed. But what an imprint you have left upon our hearts."  Emma is survived by her parents , and her brothers, Colby and Tyler Eaton and a sister, Rebecca Rosenberger, all at home, maternal grandparents, Kevin and Tammy Brown of Milan; great grandparents, Dave and Mattie Miller of Sayre and Janice Brown of East Smithfield.  Her paternal grandparents, Alvin and Carol Rosenberger of Athens and Debra Turner of South Port, N.Y.; great grandparents, Edward and Barthelida Rosenberger of Ulster and Samuel and Margret Petta of Sayre.  Her aunts and uncles, Trisha Brown of Milan, Eric Brown of Ithaca, Lynn and Ross Fenton of Wilmington, N.C., Peter Rosenberger, Edward Rosenberger and Alvin Rosenberger all of Athens.  Graveside services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Rev. Donald Anderson, pastor of the Athens United Methodist Church, officiating.  Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, N.Y., 14905. Attention: Janet Alderfer, RN Unit Director.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens.

ROUNDS,  Robert P. ROUNDS, 86, of the Sayre House, Sayre, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, following a brief illness.  Born April 30, 1917 in Cortland, N.Y., he was the son of Kenneth and Florence POTTER ROUNDS.  He was a former member of the Sayre Rotary Club and the Sertoma Club of Binghamton, N.Y. He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church and the vestry, and was a lay reader and chalice bearer for the church.  He is survived by: a cousin, Marjorie and Pete AMIDON of Homer, N.Y.; stepson and daughter-in-law, Donald and Jacqueline DAVIS of Athens; five stepgrandchildren, Stephen J. and Ann DAVIS of Waverly, N.Y., Mark A. and Janine DAVIS of Sayre, Diane G. MOSHIER of Athens, Michael F. and Vickie DAVIS of Waverly and Christopher P. DAVIS of Waverly; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-great-grandson.  He was predeceased by his wife, Blanche DAVIS ROUNDS, in 1985.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, Park Avenue, Waverly, with the Rev. Robert ADKINS celebrating the burial and committal. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, at the convenience of the family.  The family will provide their own flowers.

ROBERT P. ROUNDS, 86, of the Sayre House, Sayre, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, following a brief illness. Born April 30, 1917 in Cortland, N.Y., he was the son of Kenneth and Florence Potter Rounds. He was a former member of the Sayre Rotary Club and the Sertoma Club of Binghamton, N.Y. He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church and the vestry, and was a lay reader and chalice bearer for the church. He is survived by: a cousin, Marjorie and Pete Amidon of Homer, N.Y.; stepson and daughter-in-law, Donald and Jacqueline Davis of Athens; five step grandchildren, Stephen J. and Ann Davis of Waverly, N.Y., Mark A. and Janine Davis of Sayre, Diane G. Moshier of Athens, Michael F. and Vickie Davis of Waverly and Christopher P. Davis of Waverly; eight step great-grandchildren; and one step great-great-grandson. He was predeceased by his wife, Blanche Davis Rounds, in 1985. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, Park Avenue, Waverly, with the Rev. Robert Adkins celebrating the burial and committal. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, at the convenience of the family. The family will provide their own flowers. Memorial donations may be directed to Grace Episcopal Church, 439 Park Ave., Waverly, NY 14892. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens. Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  Sayre Evening Times.

ROUPP - Gregory A. Roupp of Athens, formerly of Ramsey, N.J. died at home on June 30, 2008, at the age of 56 years old.  He was the son of Francis (Bud) and Margaret (Peg) Roupp. Greg was a graduate of Athens High School, Syracuse University and Florida State University.  Greg recently retired as a Senior Rate Analyst from United Water Inc., of Harrington Park, N.J. While at United Water, he was privileged to participate in a work exchange program that allowed him to work at a sister facility in Durham, England. Greg served as a prior Chapter Chairman of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies.  While living in Ramsey, he was member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. He enjoyed singing in the choir there and served on the worship and music committee. Upon returning to Athens, Greg was looking forward to reuniting with old friends and making new friends at St. John Lutheran Church in Sayre.  Greg enjoyed hunting his entire life. He was a 34 year member of Laurel Hill Game and Forestry Club and was currently president of the club. He was also a member of Diahoga Hose Co. #6 of Athens.  Greg is predeceased by his parents, Francis and Margaret Roupp of Athens; his paternal grandparents, Francis and Anna Roupp, Sr. and his maternal grandparents, Fred and Martha Marshall of Liberty, Pa.  Greg is survived by: his brother and sister-in-law, Francis (Skip) and Connie Roupp of Athens; nephews, Christopher Roupp and his wife Elesha of Cary, N.C. and Marshall Roupp of Chicago, Ill.; Aunt Bernice Roupp and her close friend Phyllis Calogero of Barneveld, N.Y., Aunt Jean and Uncle Clyde Marshall of Roaring Branch, Pa., Aunt Esther and Uncle Bob Miller of Akron, Pa., and several cousins.  Friends and family may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, 2008, at the St. John Lutheran Church, 207 Hopkins St., Sayre, Pa. Funeral Services will follow at 1 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Rodney Saylor officiating. Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the handling of the arrangements.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorials may be made in Greg's memory to: American Diabetes Association, Kirby Health Center Annex, 65 East Elizabeth Ave., Suite 502, Bethlehem, PA 18018 or St. John's Lutheran Church, 207 Hopkins St., Sayre, PA 18840.  Submitted by R K W.  Towanda Daily Review.

REGINALD ‘JACK’ ROWE, SR., 65, of Sayre, Pa., died Friday, March 21, 2003 at the Robert Packer Hospital unexpectedly.  Born July 14, 1937 in Sayre, Pa., the son of Harold and Helen Rowe Dodge.  He enjoyed working outdoors, fishing, camping and traveling.  Jack’s family was the light of his life.  He was a die-hard Pittsburg Steeler’s fan, Penn State football fan and a L. A. Dodgers baseball fan.  He was a member of the Skiff-Bower Post No. 1536 VFW of Sayre and a life-time member of the J.E. Wheelock Hose Co. No. 5.  He was predeceased by: his mother and a grandmother with whom he spent many hours, Elizabeth Benjamin; a granddaughter, Randi Lynn Bennett, his aunts and uncles who were like brothers and sisters to him, Cora Augaitis, Doris Heeman, Bill Rowe, Norma Lane, Jean Hansell, Pete Rowe, Paul Rowe and Mickey Dodge.  He is survived by his wife, Christy Vanderpool, at home, his children and their spouses, Robin and Roy VanAtta of Elmira, N.Y., Jack and Missy Rowe of Sayre, Pa., Glenn and DeAnna Rowe of Barton, N.Y., Cathy and Robert Bennett Vanderpool of Waverly, N.Y., Susan and Rick Peppard of South Waverly, Pa., Paul and Cathy Rowe of Waverly, N.Y., Steven and Shianne Rowe of Waverly, N.Y., Shane Rowe of Waverly, N.Y., and Jon Rowe at Home; 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Chuck Rowe of Towanda, Pa., Robert Benjamin of Sayre, Pa., Starr and Keith Babineau of Towanda, Pa., Arthur Little of Leominister, Ma., and Ronald and Dorothy Dodge of Towanda, Pa.; and his father, Harold Dodge of Towanda, Pa.  He is also survived by: aunts and uncles who are like brothers and sisters to him, Skip Benjamin of Towanda, Pa., a special aunt and uncle, Ann and Bud Benjamin Hill of Towanda, Pa., Donna and Dick Peterson of Waverly, N.Y., Dick Benjamin of Barton, N.Y., and Patricia and Skip Wolcott of Ithaca, N.Y.; his ex-wife, Sherrol Rowe of Sayre, Pa.; numerous nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call Tuesday from noon until 2 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa.  Funeral services will follow there at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David Larson, pastor of the Athens Wesleyan Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Military honors will be accorded by Skiff-Bower Post No. 1536 VFW of Sayre and the American Legion Post No. 283 of Milltown, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in his name to the American Heart Association, 1748 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

RUCH John Edgar
John Edgar Ruch, 80, of Elkhart, Ind. and formerly of Waverly, died May 25, 2008 at Elkhart General Hospital.  Born July 4, 1927 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of George F. and Harriet H. (Hemingway) Ruch. A graduate of Mercersburg Academy and a 1948 graduate of Princeton University, he served in the US Navy during World War II. On March 23, 1957 in New York City he married Elaine Harper, who predeceased him Feb. 15, 2001. John began his career at Marsh and McLennon in New York City, later joined Marine Midland Bank in Elmira, and retired from MacNamara Carroll Insurance Co.  Survivors are: daughter Lain Ruch (Dr. Ronald) Downs of Elkhart; son George F. (Holly) Ruch of Greensboro, N.C.; sister Harriet R. Canter of Greensboro; and five grandchildren.  A time for gathering with family and friends will be Saturday, May 31, 2008, 11 am at First Presbyterian Church, Waverly, NY. In Lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 459 Park Ave. Waverly, NY, 14892. Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY is entrusted with the arrangements. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA.

 

RUMPFF Charles T. Rumpff

Age 67, of Columbia Crossroads, PA, died on Tuesday, January 4, 2011, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. He was born on July 19, 1943 in Athens, PA to the late Harold and Vivian (Anthony) Rumpff. Charles is survived by his daughters, Lori (Mike) Kobbe, Hope (Bud) Tuttle, Kathy (Marty Briggs) Hodge, Tina Mueller and Candy Rumpff; sons, Tommy Rumpff, Harold Rumpff and Charles T. Rumpff II; step-daughter, Melissa; several grandchildren, many great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth (David) Coe; ex-wife and friend, Betty Johnson; and close friends, Bob and Gerry Greth. Charles enjoyed collecting Coca Cola memorabilia and was known as the "Coco Cola Cowboy". Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, January 10th, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 11 a.m. with Rev. David Sullivan officiating. Interment will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, PA.   Star Gazette – January 9, 2011

 

RUMPFF –DAWN M. CONKLING, 69, of Sayre died peacefully Monday, July 18, 2005, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born March 20, 1936 in Waverly, N.Y. the daughter of John F. and Lela M. Eddy Rumpff.  She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and was an avid reader.  She enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She worked for 30 years as a bookkeeper for the Athens Area School District.  She was predeceased by her parents; her husband of 29 years, Donald, in 1989, and a great-granddaughter, Lea Bradley.  She is survived by her children, John and Connie Bradley of Mountain top Pa., Ronald and Priscilla Bradley of Sayre, Cynthia and Scot Sealander of Sayre, Brian Conkling and his companion Darlene Muserallo, of Norwich, N.Y. and Valerie and Bob Seymour of Athens; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; her sisters; Marylou Rumpff of Athens, Bernetta and George Minier of Athens, Carolyn and Robert Geiger of Arizona, Shirley and Bill Hickson of Florida, and Janet Rumpff of Athens; and a brother John and Naomi Rumpff of Athens; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends and family may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral and committal services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Benjamin Lentz officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  –Towanda Daily Review.

George N. RUMPFF, 84, Troy RR 3, PA and formerly of Athens, PA died Monday, March 3, 1997 following an extended illness.  Born May 5, 1912 in Belmont, NY he was the son of John Sr. and Nina Bennett Rumpff.  He attended Athens High school.  He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He worked as a machinist for 45 years at the Ingersoll Rand Co. in Athens and also worked as a cutter at the Label Processing Co. as a cutter for six years.  He is survived by his daughters, Nancy L. Rumpff of Sayre, PA and Sukie L. Meracle of Waverly, NY; daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and Robert Berger of Hawthorne, NJ and Vicki and Dr. Michael Link of Menlo Park, CA; son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Bobbi Rumpff of Sayre; 21 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his wife, the former Nina Montgomery, in 1982 and a daughter, Sally Griffith in 1994.  Funeral services were held March 6 at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens with burial to be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorials donations may be made to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848 or the Diabetes Foundation, 23 East 26th St. New York, NY 10010.

Nancy L. RUMPFF, 66, formerly of Athens, PA died Saturday, July 29, 2000 at the Dar-Way Nursing Home.  Born in Sayre, PA on February 4, 1934 she was the daughter of George and Nina Montgomery Rumpff.  She taught school in Troy, PA for 25 years.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a member of the Women of the Moose in Elmira, NY and the former president of the Retired Teachers Association of Pennsylvania.  She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Bobbi Rumpff of Sayre, PA; sisters and bothers-in-law, Bonnie and Robert Burger of Hawthorne, NJ and Vicki and Dr. Michael Link of Palo Alto, CA; numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her mother and father, two sisters.  Sally Griffiths of New Mexico and Suki Meracle (Linda Rumpff Fisk) of Waverly, NY.  Funeral services were held at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens on August 1 with Bishop Paul Isaacs officiating and burial to be in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, PA.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Dave Smith Run c/o Joan Smith, 145 Chestnut St., Sayre, PA or the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, August 3, 2000

RUMPFF Suskie L MERACLE., previously known as Linda RUMPFF-FISH, 57, OF WAVERLY, ny DIED Thursday, April 1, 1999 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre following a brief illness.  Born August 25, 1941 in Athens, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Nina Montgomery Rumpff.  Ms. Meracle had an associates degree in business from Corning Community College, and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Towanda.  She is survived by two sons and three daughters and ten grandchildren; a brother and three sisters, among them Nancy Rumpff of Troy, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services were held at the McKee Memorial Chapel in Waverly, NY with Bishops Isaacs officiating and burial to be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA.

RUSSELL –KATHLYN ALBERTA (RUSSELL) RENZI, 96, passed away peacefully on Dec. 1, 2014. She was a loving Mom, wonderful Nanny, dear friend Berta and beloved aunt "Boo." Born on May 2, 1918 in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Mildred Melrose Mingos and Charles Addison Russell. As a child, Alberta remembered her grandmother baking every day for their family pie and popcorn shop. She graduated from Athens High School in 1936 where she was known for her speed as a runner. Soon after graduation, Alberta moved to New York City to attend NYU. In the late 30s, it was no small feat for a woman from small town Pennsylvania (population 7,000) to move to NYC (population seven million.) Alberta was invited to live with her uncle, Howard Mingos, the aviation expert and Wright Brothers biographer. Living with her uncle and his wife, she attended NYU and worked at Macy's. One of her favorite memories from these days was stopping at her sorority house each day to hem her skirt because her aunt was so strict about her skirt-length. In one of her classes at NYU, she met George Bernard Renzi. They married, settled in Connecticut and had three sons: Howard, Roger and Bobby. These three boys were the great loves of her life. While the boys were little, Alberta worked at Thornton Fuller's department store in New Canaan, volunteered with the STAR organization and was a Cub Scout Den Leader. Another favorite memory took place in 1967. Her boys, each four years apart, faced major graduations the very same year. She feared they'd fall on the same weekend and she'd have to choose. Thankfully, the timing worked so she could attend all three. Roger graduated from the eighth grade, Bobby from high school and Howie from the United States Naval Academy. 1n 1973, with the birth of her first grandchild, Michael Alexander Renzi, Alberta became always and forever "Nanny." She called him Michael "A for Angel." Over the years, she was blessed with a total of seven grandchildren. Until her stroke in 2012, Alberta lived a long, healthy, colorful life. Her love of fashion and color poured into all aspects of her life. Her favorite color was purple. She collected teapots, dolls, jewelry and memories. She wore the same shade of pearlescent Wet and Wild nail polish for decades. She loved to cook and was passionate about nutrition. She delighted in setting a beautiful table and decorated for every single holiday. She also loved playing cards and spent hours playing Canasta and Rummy 500 with her family. Alberta was predeceased by her son Roger, her sister Mary and her former-husband George. In fact, Alberta is the last of her generation of both Russells and Renzis. Alberta is survived by two sons: George Robert "Bobby," formerly of Norwalk, now of Voorhees, N.J.; Howard and his wife Genevieve of Wyncote, Pa.; and their three children in California: Michael of San Diego, Melissa of Los Angeles, and Lauren of Redondo Beach. Also, a great-grandson: Patrick Renzi Gustafson. Alberta is also survived by the family of her late son Roger: grandson Roger Matthew of Stamford, daughter-in-law Joanne Sullivan of Darien and her children, Timothy (and his family), Felicia and Lindsey. She is also survived by niece Marcia Sykes of Chemung, N.Y. Please join us in celebrating Alberta's beautiful life on Thursday, December 4, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, Conn. Or, in her hometown on Saturday, December 6h, from 10 a.m. to noon at Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond Street, Sayre, Pa. She will be buried at Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, Pa. Alberta absolutely loved flowers. If you're so inspired, please send them. –Sayre Morning Times 12/3/2014

RUTZKI - BEEBE, Arlean J.
Age 83, 112 Layton St., Sayre, PA, died Monday morning, September 21, 2009, at her home surrounded by her family following an extended illness. Born May 31, 1926 in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Julia Rudnick Rutzki. Arlean was a graduate of Elmira Area Schools and the Robert Packer School of Nursing, Class of 1945. She was employed by the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, and also served as a private duty nurse until her retirement. Arlean was a member of the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre, and its Altar and Rosary Society. Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Robert A. Beebe at home; her children, John R. Beebe of Sayre, William C. Beebe and his wife, Patricia of Sayre, Kathleen A. Beebe at home; a step granddaughter, Kimberly Mazariegos and her husband, Alex of Sayre; step great-grandchildren, Josh, Abby, Arianna, Gina and Marisol Mazariegos; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents; she was preceded in death by her sisters, Eleanor, Marjorie, Marie and Kathryn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, September 24, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA with the Rev. Andrew S. Hvozdovic, Pastor as celebrant. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, PA. Interment will be at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY 14892; or to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Arlean J. Beebe's memory.  Published in Star-Gazette on September 22, 2009

 

RYCK Andrew G. “Andy” Ryck

58, of Sayre, Pa., died Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital surrounded by his loving family.  He was born June 21, 1953 in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late John and Edna Glosenger Ryck.  Andy was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting and also fishing with his grandchildren. His great enjoyment was working everyday with his sons in the family contracting business and was proud of the fact that his sons are continuing in the family business which he started 22 years ago. Andy served in the U.S. Air Force as an Aircraft Sheet Metal Mechanic. He was a member of the B.P.O.E. Lodge #1148.  Andy is survived by his wife of 37 years Patricia “Peach” at home, children Eric (Shannon) Ryck of Waverly, N.Y., and Kevin (Sarah) Ryck of Waverly, N.Y., grandchildren Nathan and Erica, brother Michael (Kathy) Ryck of Waverly, N.Y., and one niece.  Friends and family may call on Friday, July, 29, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Dan Martin officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made in Andy’s memory to: The Legacy, P.O. Box 404, Athens, PA 18810.   Sayre Morning Times – July 28, 2011

 

RYCK - John M. Ryck 83 of 809 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, died at home on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008. John was born on Oct. 21, 1924 in Sayre, the son of his late parents John and Julia Ryck. He attended Sayre Schools and retired from Simmons-Rockwell as a auto mechanic. He was proprietor of Johnney's Mobil Gas Station, Waverly, for many years. John was a member of the Sayre Christian Church and served on the board of directors of the church for many years. He loved to work on cars and fish. His family was his life and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. John is survived by: sons, Michael (Kathy) Ryck of Waverly and Andrew (Patricia) Ryck of Sayre; grandchildren, Nichole (Chris) Campbell of Okla., Kevin Ryck of Waverly and Eric (Shannon) Ryck of Waverly; great-grandchildren, Christian, Stephen, Abbigail, Nathan and Erica; sister, Anna McMahon of Sayre. John was predeceased by: his wife, Edna B. Ryck, in Sept. of 2007; brother, George Ryck; sisters, Catherine Vanderhoof and Mary Branciforte. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday, Feb. 1, 2008 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St., Waverly. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor James Donahoo of the Sayre Christian Church officiating. Burial will be held in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial contributions in John's name made be sent to: The Sayre Christian Church 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre, PA 18840. - Sayre Morning Times, 30 January 2008

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