Arranged by Surname at Birth
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.
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RICHARD H. SACHS age 67 of 412 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa. Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1981 in Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. The Masons will hold a memorial service at 7 p.m. and at 8 the U.S. Power Squadron will hold services. The funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, the Rev. Richard D. Eldridge will officiate. Interment in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial may be directed to the American Cancer Society. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/7/1981
SACKETT - Arthur Ray Sackett, Sr., 83, of Athens, Pa. was reunited with his wife, Betty, in eternal life on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008. Art was born on March 29, 1925 on Ghent Hill, the son of the late William and Anna Horton Sackett. He was raised there with three sisters and three brothers, the fifth of seven children. As a child, Art enjoyed hunting, fishing and swimming in the creek behind the house. Art met his wife on a blind date set up by his brother and her cousin. Betty Searfoss of Milltown became Betty Sackett on June 22, 1947. They made their home in Sayre, moving to Athens in 1956. Together they raised six children and oversaw the raising of 21 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. He worked as a driver for Bob Clark Feed and Seed for 5 years. Then he worked as a diesel mechanic for 38 years at Lewis Garage in Athens. After his retirement, Art tinkered on lawn mowers in his garage with his sons and his best friend, Sheldon. Art enjoyed family, friends, pets and gardening. His life centered around helping others. Art and Betty enjoyed weekly card games with his brother and sister-in-law. Art’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his pride and joy. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 58 1/2 years, Betty Searfoss Sackett, his granddaughter Jessica Sackett, his brothers, Howard Sackett, Elwin Sackett and Clay Sackett and his sisters, Olive Sackett, Rose Sackett and Gladys Sackett. Art will be lovingly remembered by his family: his beloved canine companion, Shadow; his daughter, Hazel Chilson and her fiancé, Ron Young of Athens, Pa., his son and daughter-in-law, Arthur, Jr. and Sue Sackett of Chemung, N.Y., his daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Jeff Baxter of Chemung, N.Y., his son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Pam Sackett of Waverly, N.Y., his son and daughter-in-law, David and Louise Sackett of Athens, Pa., his daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Marshall Goodwin of Waverly, N.Y.; his grandchildren, William Jr. and Denise Chilson, Ronald and Betty Chilson, Tina Chilson, Arthur Sackett III, Ida Sackett, Jr., Megan Garry, Samantha Hill, Timothy Sackett, Melodee Sackett, Martin Sackett, Amanda Baxter, Shirley Jo and Derek Esau, Jon Sackett, Andreanna and Duanne Ordway, Joshua and Wendy Sackett, Amy Lyon, Kelly Lyon, Emily and Chuck Chandler, Jr., Kathryn Sackett, John-Mark Sackett, Brian Goodwin, Justin Goodwin, Jerrell Green; his great-grandchildren, Jacqueline Cassimore, Amber Chilson, Megan Chilson, June Chilson, Veronica Chilson, Jamie Chilson, Kaelan Cameron, Amber Sackett, Thomas Hall, Makayla Esau, Chayton Ahern-Sackett, Takoda Sackett, Tyee Sackett, Tadan Sackett, Damien Sackett, Jolon Hansell, Lavon Hansell, Dalton Sackett, Derek Sackett, Conner Chandler and Lily Goodwin, numerous in-laws and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends may call on Wednesday, October 8, 2008 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral Services will follow with Captain Lenny Wacenski from the Salvation Army in Dunkirk, NY officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Arthur’s name to the: Nancy Quattrini Fund, Oncology Department, Robert Packer Hospital, Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840. RHW. Sayre Morning Times.
SADDLER Mary Susan Dydynski: Susan was born on Dec. 4, 1944 in Reading, Pa., a daughter of the late Albert and Helen Saddler. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Robert A. Dydynski; her children, sons and daughters-in-law Robert and Jean Dydynski, Theodore Dydynski and Jody Cooley; daughter Sarah Dydynski; son-in-law D.J. O'Brien; grandchildren Holly (Nick) Thomas, Kayla O'Brien, Madalyn Dydynski, Joshua Dydynski, Abigail Dydynski and Max Dydynski; her sister Pauline Greer; brother Albert Bryston Saddler; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Theodore Dydynski, Richard (Jean) Dydynski, Diane (Joseph) Gaydos; special friends Mario and Joan Linarducci; several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter Caroline (William) McNeal and brother Michael (Paula) Saddler. Susan was a very thoughtful, generous, caring and loving wife, mother and grandmother who cherished the times she spent with her friends and family. She was also a seamstress and enjoyed completing crafts with her neighbor Nancy Shaw then donating them to those in need. Her continuous caring and loving habits will always be remembered. Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed so very dear. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 18 at St. James Church, Clark and Chemung streets, Waverly, N.Y., with Rev. Andrew Hvozdovic officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Tioga Point Cemetery. Those who wish, may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Church of the Epiphany at 304 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840, for the renovation project in loving memory of Mary Susan Dydynski. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone, for part of us went with you the day God took you home. Towanda Daily Review – May 16, 2012
Lewis O. SAGER
Lewis O. Sager, 65, of Sayre. Sunday, Apr. 18, 1948, following extended illness. Survived by wife, Eva; sons, Earl of Waverly, Donald of Sayre, Pvt. Paul Sager of U.S. Army, Shaw Field, S.C.; S/Sgt. Ralph Sager of U.S. Army, Fort Bragg, N.C.; daughters, Mrs. Edgar Jones of Barton, Mrs. Richard Bovee of Waverly, Mrs. Robert Every of South Waverly; step-daughter, Mrs. George Smith of Waverly; Stepson, Cpl. James Osler of Harrisburg; sisters, Mrs. Clarence Meade of VanEtten, Mrs. William McWhorter of VanEtten; 18 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. The body is at Kolb Funeral Home, Sayre, where services will be held Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. Rev. Judd L. Hunter and Rev. Richard Fortran. Tioga Point Cemetery.
SAIRS –ISABEL S. KEENEY, 80, a lifelong resident of Athens died Sunday Nov. 22, 1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Keeney was born Nov. 17, 1907 in Litchfield, the daughter of Mavel and Leslie Crum Sairs. She was married in 1936 to the late Gerald T. Keeney. A member of the Trinity Episcopal Church of Athens, she was also charter of the Tioga Point League in which she held several offices including president; a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Athens American Legion Auxiliary. Mrs. Keeney was a graduate of Athens High School and Mansfield State College. She was a music supervisor in the Athens school until her marriage in 1936. During World War II she was the personnel manager at the Blue Swan Mills in Sayre. Surviving relatives include a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Jan) Hunt of Sayre RD 2; a granddaughter, Lesley Kobbe of Sayre; two step-granddaughters, Renee Hunt of Athens RD 2 and Francine Hunt of Sayre RD 2 and several cousins. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Athens with the Rev. Robert Magnus assisted by the Rev. Barnabas Hunt, SSP. Officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to Stray Haven Humane Society or the Society of St. Paul, 44-660 San Paval Ave., Palm Desert, Calif. –Towanda Daily Review
CARL C. SALSBURY, 88 of 317 Canton Ave., Monroeton die Thursday evening, May 27, 19933 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born April 3, 1905 in Monroeton, he was a son of the late D’Alanson and Mary Cranmer Salsbury. Carl attended the Monroeton School and graduated from the Bloomfield, N.J. High School in 1922. He graduated from Penn State University in 1926 and received a masters degree from New York University in 1927. Mr. Salsbury began his teaching career at the Blairstown, N.J. High School in the fall of 1927. In 1929 he was appointed head of the math department at the Milburn, N.J. high school. He entered the U.S. Army in 1942 and served with the Transportation Corps Personnel Department Brooklyn Army Base until his discharge in August 1945. He returned to the Milburn High School as vice principal and director of guidance and later in 1961, was named principal of the high school, a position he held until he retired in August 1967. Following his retirement he returned to Monroeton to the family homestead to make his home. He enjoyed extensive traveling to western and Eastern Europe, Mexico, the United States and Canada. He was a member and past president of the New Jersey Chapter of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum. He is survived by a brother, Jerome C. Salsbury of Chula Vista, Calif. and also by several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be private. Arrangements are by the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. There are no calling hours. Friends may make memorials to the Monroeton Public Library, Monroeton, Pa. in Mr. Salsbury’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review (Buried Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA)
SALSMAN - Doris Eberlin, 70, of Sayre, PA diedFriday, May 8, 2009 at Robert Packer Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was born June 11, 1938 in Sayre, PA the daughter of the late Carlton and Augusta May Salsman. She is predeceased by her husband, Ray Eberlin; sons, Ricky Dildine and Robert Eberlin, and sister Phyllis Shaffer. Doris was a member of the Sayre Christian Church. She loved to quilt and sew. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by her fiancé, Ed Ferguson of Sayre, PA, her children, Jacqueline Potter of Sayre, PA, Lewis and Martina Dildine of Woelfersheim, Germany, Bonnie and Brad Crouse of Goldsboro, NC, Roxanne Eberlin of Endicott, NY, Kathleen and Lenny Wurst of LeRaysville, PA, and William and Michele Eberlin of Sayre, Pa; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Florence Whitmire of Athens, PA; brothers, Donald Salsman of Athens, PA, Steve Salsman of Sayre, PA, Jim Salsman of Lowman, NY, Kevin Salsman of Sayre, PA, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 from 6pm-8pm. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 8pm with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating from the Sayre Christian Church. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA at a later date. Memorial donations may be sent in Doris's memory to the: Sayre Christian Church, 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre, PA 18840.
SALSMAN - REESER, MAXINE W. Maxine W. Reeser, 86, longtime resident of East Smithfield, died January 5, 1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was born April 29, 1900 in Black Walnut, PA, the daughter of Warren and Daisy Stroud Salsman. Her memberships included the Troy Senior Citizens Club and the Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Ellery Beach of East Smithfield; daughter, Janice Cutler of Apache Junction, AZ; nine grandchildren- eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. There was a private funeral service at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens with Rev. Stephen Livermore, her pastor, officiating and burial to be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the East Smithfield United Methodist Church. (TGR Jan. 8,1987)
SALSMAN –MAXINE W. REESER, 86, longtime resident of E. Smithfield died at the Robert Packer Hospital Jan. 5, 1987. She was born April 29, 1900 in Black Walnut, Pa. the daughter of Warren and Daisy Stroud Salsman. Mrs. Reeser was employed by the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing Library for 14 years, retiring in 1972. Her memberships included the E. Smithfield United Methodist Church, E. Smithfield Garden Club, Friendship Club, Troy Senior Citizens Club and the Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Ellery Beach of E. Smithfield; a daughter, Janice Cutler of Apache Junction, Arizona; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul, whom she married June 22, 1921. He died in October 1957. Mrs. Reeser was also predeceased by a son, Warren R. Reeser, who died on March 7, 1986; two sisters and two brothers. There will be a private funeral for the immediate family at their convenience at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens. The Rev. Stephen Livermore, her pastor will officiate. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be directed to the E. Smithfield United Methodist Church. –Towanda Daily Review
SALTUS - Jennings, Eileen M.
A longtime resident of the Elmira area diedpeacefully on Thursday morning, March 19, 2009 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility following an illness at the age of 74. Born on October 27, 1934 in Elmira, Eileen was the daughter of the late Joseph C. & Alva Scherer Saltus. She married Elwin "Al" Jennings in 1951 and together they have shared a lifetime of memories. She was employed as the Office Manager for Dr. Peter L. Strumpf DDS for decades. Devoted to her career, Eileen became part of the Strumpf family. She was a former secretary and treasurer for the Southport Numismatic Association. A devoted homemaker, she provided a warm and comfortable home for her family who survive and cherish her memory; loving husband of 58 years, Elwin "Al" Jennings; their sons, CMSgt (Ret) Thom (Mirjam) Jennings, Eagle River, AK; and Timothy (Deborah) Jennings, Albany, NY; grandchildren, Christie (Drew) VandenDries and Jamie (Justin) Shoup; a sister, Lucille Sayles, Pine City, NY; nieces, nephews and family friends. Eileen was predeceased by her two brothers, Earl and Donald Saltus. REVISED SERVICES - Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday, March 22, 2009 between the hours of 4:30 - 7:30 pm. Funeral services for Mrs. Jennings will follow the visitation at 7:30 p.m. with her family friend, the Reverend Skip Reed officiating. Graveside services will take place Monday morning at 10 a.m. in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd. Corning, NY 14830 or the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave. Elmira, NY 14901 in her memory. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/21/2009
SAMSON –CLARA S. ROBERTS, 87 formerly of Milan died Aug. 9, 1991 after a lengthy illness. Born in Milan Oct. 15, 1903 she was the daughter of Herbert and Elizabeth Kitchen Samson. She graduated from Athens High School in 1923. A graduate of Mansfield Normal School, she taught school in Greens Landing for several years. Mrs. Roberts worked in several dress shops in the Valley. She was a member of the Tioga Point Chapter DAR, O.E.S. No. 43, Sayre, was past president of Athens-Sayre BPW of the Bradford Count Republican Women and the Ulster, Sheshequin, Milan and East Smithfield Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Susquehanna Valley Audubon Society. Mrs. Roberts was active and the oldest living member of the Milan United Methodist Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Glenn F. Roberts in 1989. She is survived by two sons; Glenn Roberts of Towanda and Kenneth Roberts of Toughkenamon, Pa.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Rheta Harder of Lewisburg and Mrs. Genevieve Jennings. One nephew also survives. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral and committal service will be held there Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jon Bausman, her pastor officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Milan United Methodist Church or the Bradford County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, 413 S. Main St., Athens. –Towanda Daily Review
SANDERS - Pauline A. Altieri, age 88 of Troy, PA died Saturday, January 10, 2009 at the Bradford County Manor. Born December 8, 1920 in Hughesville, She is survived by her husband, John of 61 years. Her son Raymond (Gene) and Dolores Smith of Milan, PA, grandson, Vincent Smith of Bethel Park, PA, Her granddaughter, Lorie Anderson of Athens, PA. 3 great grandchildren, Alexandra and Zachary Anderson and Matthew Smith. 2 sister-in laws, Ida Sanders, of Williamsport, PA, and Rose Altieri of Sayre, PA. Several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother, Harry R. Sanders. Pauline retired from the kitchen Dept. at the Robert Packer Hospital. A time for gathering with family and friends will be from 1-2 PM Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. The celebration of Pauline's life will follow the visitation with the Rev. James Donahoo honoring her memory at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to One's favorite charity. RHW. Blauvelt Funeral Home obit.
SARGENT - John Joseph (Joe) Sargent, 75, of Sayre, Pa., loving husband for 53 years of Mary Hoffman Sargent, died peacefully at his home on March 12, 2008. Joe was born on June 22, 1932, the son of the late Harold and Mary Brennan Sargent. Joe worked for Ingersoll Rand in Athens, Pa., for 37 years. He was very involved in the Sayre Fire Department (Engine Co. #1) and the Valley Ambulance Corps, serving as president, and being honored for 50 years of dedicated service in 2005. He served as Civil Defense Director of Sayre and a member of the Emergency Management Association for many years until his death. He was also president of the Sayre Little League, and played an integral part in the construction of the new field at Gene Paluzzi Park. Joe enjoyed visiting his friends at the Ambulance Building, stringing lights and flipping burgers at the Valley Fire Works Display at Riverfront Park; and sitting on his front porch. In addition to Mary his wife, he survived by: son and daughter-in-law, John and Nancy Sargent of Camden, W. Va.; sons, Robert Sargent of Columbus, Ohio and David Sargent of Sayre, Pa.; daughter, Theresa Sargent of Sayre, Pa.; grandchildren, Sean, Craig, Syreeta, Daniel, Andrew, Andrea, Arielle, Nicholas, and Hailey; and great-grandchildren, Teahe, Trevor, Cheyenne, Aubre, and Emma. He is also survived by: brothers, Ray and his wife Sarah, Leo and his wife Marguerite, and Bill Sargent; sisters, Ruth Ann Gombash, Rose Mary Dickinson and her husband Robert, and Laurena Sargent. He was predeceased by his brother Bernard. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, 2008, at the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 17, 2008, at St. John's Catholic Church, South Waverly, Pa., with Father Vincent Langan officiating. Burial will be held in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Memorials in Joe's memory may be sent to: Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Towanda, Pa. 18848, or to Greater Valley EMS, 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, Pa. 18840. Mass cards will be available at the funeral home. - Published in the Towanda Daily Review on 3/14/2008.
SAVITZ - Gertrude C. Laman, 101, of William Street, Waverly and currently a resident of the Tioga Nursing Facility, died peacefully on Saturday, August 26, 2006. Gertrude was born on October 2, 1904 in Sayre, the daughter of the late William and Hattie (Conine) Savitz. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Waverly United Methodist Church, where she actively participated with the United Methodist Women's Group. For many years, Gertrude was employed by Dr. Harry S. Fish, the First National Bank of Sayre and Pure Oil Company of Binghamton. Gertrude is survived by her children William H. Laman of Tuscson, AZ; Norma E. Murphy of Vestal, N.Y.; Donald R. Laman of Waverly; and Henry F. Laman, Jr. of Waverly; twelve grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years Henry F. Laman on September 10, 1992 and a brother Charles. Abiding with her wishes, cremation will take place at the Tioga Point Crematory, Athens. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside surface and celebration of her life on Saturday, September 9 at 10 a.m. at the Tioga Point Cemetery with Rev. Anne Bey Canfield officiating. Those who wish may kindley consider a memorial contribution to the Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung Street, Waverly, N.Y. 14892 in loving memory of Gertrude C. Laman. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main Street, Nichols.
SAXON Helena “June” Stranger
88, a long-time resident of the Valley, died peacefully and went home to be with the Lord in the early morning hours on Wednesday, November 28, 2012. Helena was born June 28, 1924 in Laquin, Pa., a daughter of the late Leslie L. and Grace M. Myers Saxon. Helena was reunited with her late husband Robert Stranger, Jr. and brothers Melvin, Derwood, and Sherman Saxon. Helena is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law Jack (Joyce) Stranger of Lehighton, Pa., Leslie Stranger of Athens, Pa., Donald (Kay) Stranger of Franklindale, Pa., Gary Stranger of Dania, Fla., daughters and sonsin law Deborah (John) Sparks of Davie, Fla., Raymeta Brennan of Kershaw, S.C., and Barbara (Tom) Lambert of Athens, Pa., grandchildren Mary Carroll, Amber Lane, Andrea Johnson, Ashley Lambert, Penny Zimmerman, Lori Stranger, Robert Stranger, Dale Stranger, Donald Stranger, Jr., Donette Stranger, 18 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, sister Doris Van- Wormer, and sister-in-law Betty Saxon. Helena was very active in the community up until her retirement. She was past president of the Athens American Legion Auxiliary Post #1536, past president of the Honest Horsethieves Auxiliary, and manager of the Sayre Senior Center. Helena enjoyed ceramics and painting. She made a special Christmas village for her daughter. Helena enjoyed being a professional clown known as “Lollipop,” going to the hospitals and nursing homes cheering up the sick and elderly. Friends and family may call on Friday, November 30, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Nelson Kopatz from the Athens First Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in Helena’s memory to: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929 or Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 18th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20006. Sayre Morning Times – November 29, 2012
SAXON - Nancy K. McCutcheon 69 of 34 Pleasant St., South Waverly Pa. died on Friday May 22, 2009 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre Pa. Nancy was born on August 22, 1939 in Sayre the daughter of the late Melvin and Dorothy SEARFOSS Saxon. Nancy was a member of the Sayre Christian Church,the Waverly Senior Center, and former member of the J. E. Wheelock Hose Co. Ladies Auxillary. She worked 32 years in the Dietary Department at the Sayre House Inc. Nancy is survived by her husband Richard N. McCutcheon, daughter Pamela K. Cogar (Charlie Kidwell) of South Waverly, and son Brian (Patty)McCutcheon of Sayre. Grandchildren Shane and Kristin McCutcheon of Sayre. Brothers John (Carlene) Saxon of Athens, and Mike Saxon (Jodi BENSON)of Sayre. Sister Connie (Robert) Drake of South Waverly. Also her loving dog Lil'Bit. Several neices, nephews and cousins. She loved spending time with her family. Her family was her life. In honor of Nancy's wishes there will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday May 27, 2009 at 2:00 PM in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens Pa. with Pastor James Donahoo of the Sayre Christian Church officiating. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions in Nancy's name be to the Sayre Christian Church 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre Pa. 18840. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St., Waverly, NY. Blauvelt Funeral Home, Waverly, New York obit.
SAY Richard “Dick” W. Say
73, of Athens, Pa., died on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at home. Dick was born in Pittsburgh on December 2, 1939, the son of Milo and Dorothea Say. He graduated from Brookville Area High School in 1957 and Slippery Rock University in 1961 with a bachelor’s degree. Dick also earned his master’s degree from Slippery Rock University in 1965. On June 15, 1963, he married the former Marjorie Shick in Brookville, Pa. Dick taught health and physical education at Allegheny-Clarion Valley High School from September 1961 to June 1970 and at Sayre Area High School from September 1970 to June 1999. He coached basketball and track at Allegheny-Clarion Valley High School and cross country and swimming at Sayre Area High School. Dick enjoyed golfing, hunting, and fishing. He was a lifetime member of the Sayre Education Association, National Education Association, and Pennsylvania State Education Association. Dick is survived by his wife, Marjorie Say; son, Gregory Say and wife, Samantha of Charlottesville, Va.; brothers, James Say and wife, Sylvia of Kane, Pa., and Evan Say and wife Elizabeth of Corsica, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his daughter, Erin Say on August 30, 1998; brother, David Say; and nephew Michael Say. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at the Epiphany Parish, Sayre, with the Rev. Brian Wright officiating. Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond Street, Sayre. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, 412 Tomahawk Rd, Towanda, PA 18848 or to the Epiphany School, 627 Stevenson St Sayre, PA 18840, in memory of Richard “Dick” W. Say. Sayre Morning Times – October 7, 2013
SCHADLER - CHAMPION Mary S.
Age 87, of Elmira, died Sunday, January 3, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Mary was born June 18, 1922. She is predeceased by her husband Harry L. Champion and brother Fred Schadler. Mary is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn C. and Jack Roepnack of Poland, NY; sister and brother-in-law, Charlotte and Holman Griswold of Elmira; brother and sister-in-law, Max and Molly Schadler of Michigan; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Mary was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Elmira. A funeral service, officiated by Pastor Joseph Cotner, will be held, Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts. Interment will follow at Tioga Point Cemetery. Published in Star-Gazette on January 5, 2010
SCHERER Norma J. Yearsley (Welch nee Scherer)
79, of Rotterdam N.Y., and a former Valley resident, died Friday, October 26, 2012 following a brief illness. Norma was born in Waverly NY, the daughter of the late William and Frances (Masteller) Scherer. She graduated Sayre Area High School prior to her first marriage to Richard Welch. They had four children together and settled back in the Valley after his time in the Navy. In addition to being a homemaker and loving Mother, she worked at the Jolly Farmer Coffee shop in Waverly N.Y. In 1973 Norma met and began a new life together with her second husband William Yearsley. Norma and Bill both worked for McDonald’s Restaurant Corporation in the Rochester area. After several moves and transfers Norma and Bill settled in Rotterdam, N.Y. where they owned and operated two McDonald’s franchises. Norma was loved and respected by her coworkers, friends and family members. She will always be remembered as a hard-working, straight talking, wonderful Wife, Mom, Grandma and Great- Grandma. Norma was predeceased by her husband Bill, Daughter Deborah and Grand-Children Michael (Debbie)Lisa and Kevin (Richard). She is survived by her son Richard and his wife Kathy (Madigan) Welch of Spartansburg SC, her son John and his wife Ann (Polley) Welch of Apalachin N.Y., and daughter Joan and her husband Vincent Paolozzi of Rotterdam N.Y. Norma is also survived by four step children Gail Wolfe of Lubbock TX, Linda Garrity of the Valley, Joy Robinson of Raleigh, N.C. and Bill Yearsley Jr. of ME. She has been blessed with numerous grand-children and great grand-children. Norma was an avid reader, crossword puzzler and loved to go camping as long as the camper had heat and air conditioning. A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 10:00-11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Norma’s life will follow the visitation with Deacon Hall Moore honoring her memory at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania. Sayre Morning Times - October 29, 2012
SCHLIER Louise E. “Shep” Shepard
84, of Sayre, Pa., died Monday, July 4, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital. She was born July 21, 1926 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., the daughter of the late Frank and Laura Adler Schlier. Louise graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Nursing School, and was a dedicated registered nurse for 44 years, employed with Ingersoll Rand, Athens, Tioga General Hospital, Waverly, N.Y., and Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, retiring in 1986. She was a volunteer with the Red Cross for blood drives. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sayre. Louise was a loving mother, sister, aunt, and friend. She will be missed by all those who knew and loved her. Louise enjoyed reading, knitting, and crossword puzzles. She is predeceased by her daughter Laura Shepard in 2002. Louise is survived by her son, Frank Shepard of Wilmington, Del., brother and sister-in-law Frank and Jane Schlier of Kingston, N.C., several nieces and nephews, many close friends, and her faithful companion, Mickey. Friends and family may call on Friday, July 8, 2011from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Linda Rogers officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in Louise’s memory to: St. John Lutheran Church, 207 South Hopkins Street, Sayre, PA 18840. Sayre Morning Times – July 7, 2011
BERT L. SCHOONOVER, 78 of 4722 Brunswick Forge Rd., Troutville, Va., died Thursday, March 12, 1998. Born April 30, 1919 in Athens the son of Bertie and Ella Jennings Schoonover, he was a 47-years employee of IR, retiring as plant manager of the Hollins Plant in Roanoke, Va. In 1984. He was a member of the Woodland Church of Troutville and the Ridge Rifle Club. He is survived by his wife, Mary Sutton Schoonover at home; son, B. Allan Schoonover of Spring Mills, Pa.; daughters, Nancy and David Hoffman of Horseheads, N.Y., Lynne and Moffett Roller of Falls Church, Va., eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; sister, Maxine Pruyne of Athens; brother, Kenneth and Marjorie Schoonover of Elkland, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 15 at his church in Troutville, Va. Graveside committal services will be held at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens on Saturday, March 21, at 2 p.m. with Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Woodland Church or to the American Heart Association. Local arrangements are by the Lowery Funeral home, Athens. –Towanda Daily Review
SCHOONOVER Dr. Kenneth D. Age 85, of #134 South Water Street, Knoxville, PA, died Friday, March 24, 2006, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born August 5, 1920 in Athens, PA, the son of Bert and Ella Jennings Schoonover. Kenneth graduated from Penn State University in 1943. He played football at Penn State and was selected to play in the Blue-Gray All-Star Game. He earned his doctorate degree in Education from Penn State. He was a veteran of WWII who served with the 13th Army Air Force in the Pacific. He was the recipient of the "4 Chaplains Award." Kenneth started his career in education as a teacher in Gaines and Sabinsville, PA, and ended it as a school superintendent, retiring in 1984. He was the first superintendent of the Northern Tioga School District. He was a member of the Knoxville Yoked Church, the Elkland Lions Club, the Leon O'Bryan American Legion Post #428, Elkland, PA, a life member of Knoxville V.F.W. #6753 and Past Master of Galeton Lodge #602 F. & A.M. He was formerly the mayor of Knoxville, PA. Kenneth's many interests included hunting, fishing, and snow skiing. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marjorie Henderson Schoonover; daughter, Priscilla Schoonover, Cerritos, CA; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth D. "Tooie" II and Julie Schoonover, North Brunswick, NJ; grandchildren, Kenneth C., Jason, Shannon, and Sean Schoonover; sister, Mrs. Charles (Maxine) Pruyne, Athens, PA; sister-in-law, Mrs. B.L. (Mary) Schoonover, Apopka, FL; three nephews and two nieces. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be conducted Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. at the Yoked Church of Knoxville, PA, Pastor Joel Coleman officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Knoxville Yoked Church's United Methodist Scholarship Fund.
CARL L. SCHRADER JR., 74 of 36 Ithaca St., Waverly, N.Y. died Saturday, Jan.19, 2002 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre after an extended illness. He was born Aug. 7, 1927 in Powell the son of Carl Sr. and Genevieve Card Schrader. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theatre. He was a lifetime member of Betowski-VanDemark Post No. 492, American Legion, Waverly. He was also a member of the Skiff-Bower VFW Post No. 1536, Sayre. For many years, Carl volunteered as a scout leader with troops 14 and 86. Mr. Schrader’s greatest joy was spending time with his beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Janet at home; sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Liz Schrader of Sayre and Edward and Nancy Schrader of Athens; brother, Robert Schrader of Athens; grandchildren, Becky (Rob) Waltman, Michelle Schrader, Donald (Jessy) Talada, Scott Schrader, Aaron Johnson, Brandon Johnson, Chad Johnson, Brooke Johnson, Steven Dowd, Kyle Dowd, Travis Jones, Adam Jones, Dena Woolverton, Julie Schrader, Tammy Ciavardini, Tricia Cole, Melanie Schrader and Melissa Schrader; great-grandchildren, Tiffany Bentley, Jessica Bentley, Desirae Waltman, Dylan Vanderpool, Devin VanFleet, Cassandra Talada, Erin Ciavardini, Tara Ann Woolverton, Dayton Woolverton, David Geaney, Allson Geaney and Christopher Geaney; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Lowery Funeral home, 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. David Larson, pastor of the Athens Wesleyan Church officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Full military honors will be accorded by the Skiff-Bowers Post VFW and the Betowski-VanDemark Post American Legion. The family will provide flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Dialysis Unit of Robert Packer Hospital, Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
DONALD E. SCHRADER, 73 of 210 E. Cherry St., Athens died Wednesday, August 30, 1995 at his home. Born in Sayre March 2, 1922 he was the son of Earl and Mabel Covey Schrader. He was a graduate of Sayre High School in 1939. He was employed as a manager of manufacturing technology at the Ingersoll Rand, Athens, retiring March 30, 1983 after 43 years of service. He was a member of the Ingersoll Rand Foremen’s Club, was a life member of the Diahoga Hose Co. No. 6, Athens and served two terms as fire chief from 1957 to 1958. He was a fire policeman, Firemen’s Association and a charter member of Smoke Eaters Gun Club on Barclay Mountain serving as secretary and treasurer. He was an active member of the Bradford County Firemen’s Association, Athens United Methodist Church and the Valley Chapter of the Red Cross. A member of United Way, the Loyal Order of Moose No. 1490 and B.P.O.E. No. 1148 of Sayre, he helped establish the canteen truck for the Salvation Army. He loved carpentry and helped with the Valley Playground and also traveled to Florida and South Carolina to help rebuild houses for Habitat for Humanity after Hurricane Hugo and Andrew. He is survived by his wife, Mary, and the couple would have celebrated their 55th anniversary on Sept. 28. Also surviving are his daughters and sons-in-law: Roselyn and Gary Babcock of Athens and Connie and Tom Pierce of Washington, Ill.; a daughter, Lynn Malden of Ladson, S.C.; his grandchildren; Todd Babcock, Kim Ellis, Scott Babcock, Tracy Schamel, Heather Bastian, Jason Schamel, Shelby Pierce, Tonya Hair, Justin Hair and Shauntee Malden; five great-grandchildren; his brother and sister-in-law, Elwood and Wynne Schrader of Sayre; a sister, Janice Schrader of New York City; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert in 1988. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Athens United Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Donald Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be made to the Athens United Methodist Church, 118 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
J. ROBERT SCHRADER, 55, OF 102 ½ Stedman St., Sayre, died Aug. 19, 2005 at Robert Packer Hospital. He was born Feb. 27, 1950 at Robert Packer Hospital, son of the late Robert C. and Ruth MacIlvar Schrader. He received a certificate of completion from Sayre High School in 1970. Mr. Schrader worked in the Robert Packer Hospital cafeteria for 33 years. He was involved with the Sayre Fire Department, Greater Valley EMS and Sayre Fire Police. He served as a Sayre Little League umpire and was an avid Sayre Redskin fan. He was a member of The Salvation Army church. Surviving are his sisters, Barbara (Stanley) Janiak, Janice Carpenter, Joyce (Omer) Croteau and Eleanor (Robert) Hill; brother, David (Valerie) Schrader; aunts, Janice Schrader and Wynne Schrader of Florida; nieces and nephews, Vicki Bradley, Valerie Colette (Scott) O’Donnell, Robert Kellogg, James Carpenter, Logan Carpenter, Bud (Kristi) Schrader, Carrie Lopreste, Laura Gordon, Benjamin (Tina King) Hill, Jeremy Bowen and Allison Bowen; and several cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews. Calling hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at McKee Memorial Chapel, 462 Fulton St., Waverly, N.Y., with the funeral service immediately following. Pastor James Donahoo and Major Janice Schrader will officiate. Interment will be at Tioga Point Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review.
SCHRADER –JANICE L. CARPENTER, 58, 0f 102 ½ Stedman St., Sayre, died, Monday, Nov. 28, 2005 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born Aug. 7, 19447 in Sayre, she was the daughter of the late Robert C. and Ruth MacIlvar Schrader. Janice was a 1965 graduate of Sayre High School and earned an associate degree in early childhood development from Elmira College. She was employed by the Robert Packer Hospital Snack Bar, Salvation Army Children’s Home in Philadelphia, Home Interiors Sales Consultant, Smokin Joes and Bradford County Day Care where she was employed for 34 years. Janice is survived by; her sons, Logan Carpenter, James Carpenter (Alicia Brockett) and Robbie Kellogg; grandchildren, Ivy and Nicholas Carpenter; sisters, Barbara (Stanley) Janiak, Joyce (Omer) Croteau and Eleanor (Robert) Hill; brother, David (Valerie) Schrader, aunts, Jance Schrader and Wynne Schrader of Florida; nieces and nephews, Vickie Bradley, Valarie (Ric) Sinsabaugh, Jody (Billy) Barber, Mark (Chrissy) Johnson, Colette (Scott) O’Donnell, Bud (Kristi) Schrader, Carrie Lopreste, Laura Gordon, Benjamin (Tina King) Hill, Jeremy Bowen and Allison Bowen. Janice is also survived by several cousins, great nieces and great nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, and a brother, J. Robert Schrader on Aug. 19, 2005. Friends are invited to call Saturday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Sayre Christian Church, 427 S. Keystone Ave. in Sayre, with funeral services there at 1 p.m. Rev. James Donahoo officiating. Interment will be at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Those wishing may make contributions to the Legacy, P.O. Box 404, Athens, Pa. in Janice’s name. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McKee Memorial Chapel, 462 Fulton St., Waverly, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review.
LEE G. SCHRADER, 79 of South St., Athens died Tuesday, March 21, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following a brief illness. Born April 13, 1921 in Powell the son of Raymond and Pearl Walborn Schrader. He worked at the Ingersoll Rand Foundry for 43 years, he also was secretary of the union foundry. He worked as a crossing guard for the Athens schools for 5 years. He loved bowling and had three 300 games, enjoyed camping, recreational vehicle traveling, fishing, hunting and meeting new people. He was a good husband, father, grandfather and neighbor. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Hattie at home; his children and their spouses, Adelia and Gail Clark of Dushore, Gerald Schrader of Lansing, N.Y., Linda and Jeffrey Marienthal of Homewood, IL., Dale and Kathleen Schrader of Gillett; 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Clifford and Reath Schrader of Windham Center and Jim and Loula Schrader of Rome; his sisters, Hilda Blair of Columbia Cross Roads, Joanne Olmstead of Rome; a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Tom Jenkins of Rome; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Beverly Schrader; a brother, Paul Schrader; two grandchildren; William “Billy” Drake and Monica Schrader. Family and friends may call Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral home, 225 South Main St., Athens. Family and friends may call Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens. Funeral services will follow there at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Burdette Mason officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Military honors will be accorded by the Skiff Bower Post #1536 VFW of Sayre. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Assoc., P.O. Box 95, 738 South Main Ave., Scranton, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
(Daily Review, April 17, 1984) (Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA) Submitted
by Susan Wittie
Robert Schraeder, 82 of Towanda RD1, died Monday morning, April 16, 1984, after an extended illness. He was born August 23, 1901 in Towanda Township. The son of Orange Allen and Lillian Brown Schrader. Mr. Schraeder worked on his father’s farm for several years and also at the Patterson Brothers Milk Company. He later worked for his uncle, Morris Brown’s Shores Hill Farm. Afterwards he went to work for his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. And Mrs. Harold Horton, on their Rome Farm. On February 28, 1930, he married the former Lora Zeller, and they operated their own dairy farm in N. Ghent from 1930 to 1942. They moved to Elmira, NY and a purchased a home at 513 Gaines Street, Elmira. While in Elmira, Mr. Schraeder was employed at the Remington Rand Company and also for the City of Elmira. His wife Lora died on August 12, 1964. He retired in 1968 and returned to Towanda making his home with his sister and brother-in-law, Ella and Harry Repsher. He is survived by a brother, George A. Schraeder of Webster, NY: A sister, Ella S. Repsher of N. Towanda: Three stepdaughters, Mrs. Mildred Baran of Athens, Mrs. Helen Crain of Athens RD, and Mrs. Dorothy Hager of Rochester, NY; and several step-grandchildren.Funeral and committal services will be held Thursday at 11 am. At the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. William Barnes, officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 6 pm. At the Funeral Home.
SCHRIER Robert M. Age 77, of 210 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, died at the Robert Packer Hospital on July 5, 2005. Born July 20, 1927 in Athens, PA, the son of the late William and Mary Hunt Schrier. He is a graduate of Athens High School, Lafayette College and received his Master's Degree from Bucknell University. He taught English in Corning and Athens Area High Schools for a total of 33 years. He retired from teaching in 1984. He was a former member of the Sayre Elks. Surviving are several nieces and nephews, William and Joann Lewis of East Smithfield, PA, Linda Alteri of Sayre, PA, Mary and Mike McMahon of Sayre, PA, John Peckally of Elmira, NY, Victor Stannish of Nebraska, Robert Stannish of Long Island, NY; close friends, Stephen and Julia Tubbs of South Waverly, PA; and several great-nieces and nephews. At Mr. Schrier's request funeral services will be private with Rev. David Martin, chaplain at the Robert Paker Hospital, officiating. Burial will take place in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made to any charity of one's choice in Mr. Schrier's memory.
SCOTT –CONNIE LOUISE SCOTT CHILSON, 44, of Waverly, NY died April 16, 1993 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was born November 20, 1948 the daughter of the late John D. and Louise Pearl Scott. She attended Troy area schools. She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Francis; three sons, Troy; daughters and sons-in-law, Regina and Johnny Watson and Brian and Wendy Spicer; seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, John in 1984. Funeral and committal services were held April 22 (2 p.m.) at the Keystone Baptist Church in South Waverly with the Rev. Fox officiating and burial to be in Tioga Point Cemetery. –Troy Gazette-Register
SCOTT –JOSEPHINE THELMA SCOTT NORTHRUP, 78, of Milan, Pa., died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Born Sept. 13, 1921, in Southport, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Frank T. and Pauline A. Lampman Scott, Josephine spent her early years in Bourne Mills, Pa., and attended the Athens Area schools. Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family. She was a member of the Milan United Methodist Church. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Lena Cole of Granville Summit, Pa.; daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Michael “Bruce” Nichols of Arcadia, Fla.; Fla.; nine grandchildren and their spouses. Donald and Patricia Cole of Canton, David and Tina Cole of Troy, Daniel Cole of Granville Summit, Pa., Lisa Yost of Monroeton, Laura and Brian Benjamin of Towanda, Kenneth and Amy Cole of Granville Summit, Vickie and Randy Boulerisse of Tannersville, Pa., and Michael and Diane Nichols of West Warren, Pa.; 25 great-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren, numerous step-great-grandchildren/ a special great-granddaughter, Michelle Babcock; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; special friends, Gracie Harbst of Greens Landing and Doris Hiley of Nichols, N.Y. She was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Phyllis Hawthorne; a grandson, Robert Hemenway; and a brother, Leo Scott. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jun e 3, 2000, at 1 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster, Pa., with the Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. there are no calling hours. –Towanda Daily Review.
SCRIVENER - Daniel Henry Scrivener, Sr., 78 of Elizabeth Square Apts. in Waverly died at Elderwood Nursing Facility in Waverly on Friday July 18th following a battle with cancer. Daniel was born December 1, 1929 in Long Island, NY and was the son of the late Herbert C and Emma E (Sands) Scrivener. Daniel attended schools in Long Island, NY and was employed by Stroehmans in Sayre and retired from Rynone Manufacturing in Waverly. He was predeceased by a son, Daniel Henry Jr.; brother Herbert and Sister, Emma Carlson. He is survived by: his wife Dorothy (Rogers) Scrivener with whom he recently celebrated their 57th anniversary. They were married in 1951 at St John Lutheran Church in Sayre; his children, Douglas and Judie, Pine Valley, NY; Donald and Barbara, Great Falls, Mont.; David and Merina, Goodyear, AZ; Dale and Debbie, Waverly; Darlene and Larry Katon, Big Rock, Tenn.; his grandchildren, Alexandrea, Shawn, Amanda, Christina, Derek, Roxanne, Jessica,Veronica, Thomas Daniel, Michael, Malia, Amy, Dale Jr., Larry Jr, Brandon, Nicole, Timothy; eight great grandchildren; his brother, Raymond (Grace) Scrivener of Athens; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; devoted friends Michael and Donna Schweiger; and all his pals at Elizabeth Square Apartments. Family and friends are invited to a period of visitation and sharing of memories on Friday, July 25 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at St John Lutheran Church in Sayre. The funeral service will follow immediately at noon with the Rev. Jira Albers of Trinity Lutheran in Towanda officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Waverly at the convenience of the family. The family is providing their own flowers so respectfully request all memorials to be directed to St. John Lutheran Church 207 S. Hopkins St. Sayre, PA 18840 or a charity of your choice in loving memory of Daniel. The family was assisted with arrangements by Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., Athens, PA. Submitted by RKW. Sayre Morning Times.
SCRIVENS Helen - Helen Irene Simonds died
peacefully at home Thursday May 20th, 2010 with her loving family by her side. Born April 3, 1933, New Era, PA. She was predeceased in death by her parents Frank & Jessie (Betts) Scrivens, siblings Betty J Northrup, Janet Smith, Raymond Scrivens, son-in-law Fred Slife. Survived at home Thomas J Simonds Sr. Her children Thomas J Simonds Jr., Connie M Slife, and Richard G Simonds. Grand Children Thomas Simonds 3rd, Christian Simonds, Cody (Brian) Wurst, Cali Slife, Summer R. Simonds and Morgan T. Simonds. Great grandchild Cashmer Simonds and Close Family friends Bob Forkin, Gary, Rachael, Elizabeth Perry. Helen attended Athens High School she worked at the Bradford Co Daycare for 16years. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, working in her flower gardens, attending horse shows & taking motorcycle trips with her husband. Donations can be made to Hospice RR# 1 box 154 Towanda, PA 18848. A time for gathering with family and friends will be from 1-2 P.M. Saturday May 22, 2010 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Helen's life will follow the visitation with the Rev. William Wells honoring her memory at 2 P.M. Burial will be held in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania. – Sayre Morning Times, May 22, 2010
SCRIVENS - Raymond Scrivens Sr., 76, of Athens, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008 unexpectedly at the Robert Packer Hospital. He was born on Aug. 5, 1931in Sayre, son of the late Frank Sr. and Jessie Betts Scrivens. Ray spent his early childhood in the New Era, Pa., area. During his school years he attended Athens schools which he left early to join the U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged in August of 1953 after serving as a sergeant during the Korean War. After his discharge, he was employed with the Ingersoll Rand in Athens for a number of years and married the former Ida Gilbert in 1954. For over 45 years he has owned and operated a dairy farm in the Sheshequin area. Ray enjoyed the outdoors and spent many happy hours hunting, fishing and riding his four-wheeler. Ray is predeceased by his sisters, Betty Northrup and Janet Smith. He is survived by: his wife of 54 years, Ida; his son, Raymond and Donna Scrivens Jr. of Athens; his grandchildren, Jesse Scrivens and fiancée, Susan Schaefer Athens and Arnold, Mo., Jeremy Scrivens and special friend Tiffany Sewalt of Athens; his siblings, Frank and Donna Scrivens Jr. of Waverly and Helen and Thomas Simonds of Sayre; his step-mother, Ann Scrivens; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family may call on Friday, Feb. 22, 2008 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008 at 11 a.m. also at the funeral home with Rev. Benjamin Lentz officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Ulster Sheshequin Volunteer Ambulance, Ulster, PA 18850. - Sayre Morning Times, 21 Feb. 2008
Thomas William SCUDDER, 89, OF THE Bradford County Manor, Burlington, PA died Thursday, July 13, 1995. He was born July 29, 1905 in Granville Township, PA, the son of Charles and Carrie Tillison Scudder. Mr. scudder was formerly a farmer. He is survived by a brother, Walter Sidney Scudder of Sayre, PA; nephews, Donald Scudder of Sayre; niece, Dorothy Jean Secrist of Sayre; several cousins; special friends, Bill and Betty Mosher. He was predeceased by two brothers in 1964. Private services were held with arrangements by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, July 20, 1995
SESFJECK, Mary L. CAMP, 86, of Waverly, N.Y., died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003 at the Tioga Nursing Facility. Born June 7, 1917 in Sayre, she was the daughter of the late Pauline and John SESFJECK and the wife of the late Maxwell CAMP. Mary was a homemaker. Her greatest joy was her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church in Waverly. She is survived by: three daughters, Yvonne (PRESTON) CAMPBELL of Maryland, Paul M. JOHNSON and Bryan GUILES of Owego and Debbie (Richard) Webster of Waverly; a stepson, Maxwell Camp Jr.; stepdaughters, Joanie THOMPKINS and Doris HARRINGTON; a brother, Aleck STOVAK of Litchfield; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many cousins. Mary was predeceased by her first husband, Tony REESE; three sisters; and a brother, Frank STOVAK. Friends may call Monday, Oct. 27 from 7-9 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 11 a.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, Park Avenue, Waverly, with the Rev. Lee LOVE officiating. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be directed to the Eden Program at Tioga Nursing Facility, Waverly, NY 14892.
SESSAMAN Matthew B.
25, of Athens, PA died unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at home. He was born June 19, 1984 in Sayre, PA, the son of Gary and Rebecca Morningstar Sessaman. Matt enjoyed fishing, hunting, and working on his cars. He loved people and life. Matt worked well as a team doing fire systems with his dad and brother. He was a very talented person in whatever he did, and was loved by all who knew him. He is predeceased by his grandfather, Wayne Sessaman and great-grandparents, Marion and Herman Nobles. Matt is survived by his parents, Gary Sessaman (Belinda Randall) of Athens, PA and Rebecca Sessaman (Janet Martin) of England, brother, Timothy Sessaman of Sayre, PA; sister, Jena Sessaman of Athens, PA; maternal grandparents, Elwyn and Louise Morningstar of FL; paternal grandmother, Bonnie VanBuren of Towanda, PA; his loving family of England and numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, and cousins. Family and friends may call on Monday, November 9, 2009 from 4 p.m. -6 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 6pm with the Rev. Benjamin Lentz officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., P.O. Box 191, Athens, PA 18810 to help offset the funeral expenses.
ROBERT DONALD SETZER, 92, of Sayre, PA, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Towanda Memorial Hospital. He was born on January 27, 1922 in Mildred, PA, the son of the late Albert J. and Rose Bishop Setzer. Upon graduation from high school in 1942, Robert enlisted in the US Navy and was honorably discharged in 1946. He was an amateur and professional boxer with a record of 43-3. While in the Navy, he was the 1943 and 1944 North Atlantic Fleet Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion. He also fought in the quarter finals of the US Nationals at Madison Square Garden in 1944, representing the US Navy. He was a retiree of IBM, Owego, NY where he worked as a Millwright Machinist and Quality Control Inspector during his 25 years there. In retirement, he enjoyed gardening, golf, traveling, wine making, and reading. He is predeceased by his wife of 50 years Isabelle C. (Cahill) Setzer, daughter Rosemary, brothers Richard and Miles, sisters Florence, Aline, Helen, Catherine, and Donna. Robert is survived by his sons and their spouses, Robert D. and Gayle Setzer from Worthington, Oh, Eugene and Casey Setzer from Rochester, NY, Michael and Melanie Setzer of Sayre, PA, Christopher and Davee Setzer from Delaware, OH, and Patrick and Joanne Setzer of San Diego, CA, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, sisters Marion Thomas, Shirley Taffe, and Celine McGlynn, and special friend Patricia Cole. Family and Friends may call on Friday, June 27, 2014 from 6pm-8pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 10am at the Funeral Home. Burial will be Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Robert's memory to the: American Heart Association, 613 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 6/26/2014
EARL ‘SHAD’ SHADDUCK, 79 of 207 South St., Athens died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1987 at the Robert Packer hospital following an extended illness. Born Nov. 2, 1908 in Masten, Pa. he was the son of the late John and Mary Hunsinger Shadduck and husband of Beatrice (Bride) Shadduck. He was retired as a self-employed advertising specialist. He is survived by his wife at home; three sons, John E. Shadduck of Florida, Michael Shadduck, Ashland, Mass., Joseph Shadduck, Braintree, Mass.; four daughters, Mrs. Edward (Donna) Solomon, Sunbury, Pa.; Mrs. Harry (Dena) King of Dansville, N.Y., Mrs. Myron (Elizabeth) Nadler of Long Meadow, Mass., and Miss Mary Teresa Shadduck of Newport, R.I.; 24 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 South Main St., Athens on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Roy Hanfon, chaplain of the Robert Packer hospital officiating. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the Athens Little League. –Towanda Daily Review
SHADDUCK Florence Elizabeth CAMPBELL, age 84, of Mansfield, PA, formerly of east Smithield Township, PA died on May 17, 1999 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was born on November 26, 1914 in Dushore, PA, a daughter of the late Harry and Annie May (Kobbe) Shadduck. Florence and her husband worked side by side for several years at Campbell’s Sawmill in Centerville and East Smithfield township. She was a member and past secretary and treasurer of the former Old Stump Jumpers in Mansfield, PA and was a past member of the East Smithfield Bradford County Old Timers. She helped in the raising of a nephew, LeRoy Bowman. Florence is survived by her husband, Carl S. Campbell of Mansfield, PA; daughter Sharon C. (John) Butts of Burlington, PA; son, Carl S. (Sheila) Campbell of Lancaster, NY; grandchildren, Steven (Cathy) Campbell, Lisa Campbell, Tammy (Jon) Donovan, Deborah (Brian) Craig and Richard Ross; nine great-grandchildren; brother Gene Palmer of Tucson, AZ; sisters, Julia Holderman of Corning, NY, Lillian Fenderson of Painted Post, NY; aunt Lavina Chapman of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her siblings, Lee Shadduck, Irene Tyson, Glen Shadduck, Emma Wetmore and Lelia Brown. Funeral services were held May 21 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Reverend James Donahoo of the Sayre Christian Church officiating and interment to be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848
SHAFF - Lena B. Talada 92 of 13 Ball St. Waverly, NY died peacefully on Sunday February 18, 2007 at home surrounded by her loving care givers.Lena was born on February 19, 1914 in the Athens Township. She was the only child of the late Joseph and Leona (Crook) Shaff.Lena is survived by her son and daughter in law Casper and Marion Talada. Son William and her daughter and son in law Glenna and Richard LaFritz. Her favorite grandson Christopher LaFritz.Lena is also survived by 6 other children, 29 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren, and 9 great great grandchildren.To honor Lena's wishes there will be no calling hours or services.Burial will be held in the spring at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.Memorial donations in Lena's name may be sent to a charity of one's choice.Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Blauvelt Funeral Home, Waverly.Those wishing may send a sympathy message of remembrance to Lena's family.
SHAFFER –HELEN LOUISE LYNCH, 83, of Sayre, Pa., passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014 at Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa., following an extended illness. She was born on Dec. 26, 1930 in Sayre, the daughter of the late Clarence and Lucille Nailen Shaffer. Helen's greatest joy was her grandchildren. She enjoyed playing poker and baking, her cookies were well known and loved by all her family and friends. She is predeceased by her ex-husband Clarence Lynch. Helen is survived by her children, Mary T. Rogers of Sayre, David C. Lynch and Robin Emen of Sayre, and James A. Lynch of Sayre; grandchildren, Beth and her husband Tony, Sarah, Meredith, Arielle, Meredith, Michael, Nikki, Ryan, and Kian; great-grandchildren, Leena, Hailey, and Alexus; special son-in-law, Michael T. Rogers of Sayre; and special daughter-in-law, Angel Lynch of Sayre. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 22 at 11 a.m. at Tioga Point Cemetery, 803 North Main St., Athens. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be made in Helen's memory to: Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA. –Sayre Morning Times
SHAFFER James E. Shaffer
83, of Sayre, died on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at ElderWood at Tioga. He was the husband of the late Lida E. Shaffer, who died in 1990. He was born October 13, 1927 in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Morris and Priscilla Brennan Shaffer. James was a veteran, who served in the U.S. Army in WWII and the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He was employed by Lehigh Valley and Conrail Railroads. Jim enjoyed the simple things in life, playing golf, sitting on his porch, listening to music, or just going for a drive. He was an avid New York Yankees fan. Jim loved spending time with his nieces and nephews and always supported them, never missing any of their school events. He will be missed by each of them. James attended the local Catholic churches. He is predeceased by his wife Lida in1990, brothers Bernard, Tom, and Bud and sisters Hilda, Tib, Geraldine, Phyllis, Jeanie, Janice, and Rita. James is survived by his brother, John Shafer of Lopez, Pa.; nieces and nephews, Joseph Bottone, Edward Bottone, Sandra Mandalakas, Sharon Bentley, Candie Van Nostrand, James Van Nostrand, Sharon Croftchek; and several others, sister-in-laws, Norma Bottone and Wanda VanNostrand. Friends and family may call on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Wieslaw Ziebacz officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Sayre Morning Times – January 7, 2011
NICHOLAS J. “MICKEY” SHAMOT, 86, well-known valley businessman of 909 N. Lehigh Ave. Sayre, Pa. died Friday afternoon March 10, 2006 at the Sayre House, Sayre. Born June 30, 1919 in Sayre, he was the son of the late William and Eva Harbst Shamot. “Mickey”, as he was fondly known by his family and friends, was a graduate of Sayre High School class of 1938. Mickey was a member of the Sayre High School football team where he served as quarterback and team captain his senior year. He also was a member of the Sayre High School baseball team and the Lehigh Valley Railroad baseball team, where he served as team catcher. He later played semi-pro baseball for the Elmira Pioneers for several years. Mickey was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater. Following the completion of his military service, he returned home to be employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad. In the early 1950s Mickey began building houses in the area, which he continued until 1965 when he began his own concrete business known as Shamot Concrete Foundations. His son, Nicholas R. Shamot, later assumed ownership of the business, which he operated until 2003 when the business was taken over by Mickey’s grandson Stephen Jennings and is now known as Shamot Concrete Third Generation. Mickey was a member of the Ascension of Our Lord Ukranian Catholic Church, the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge No. 1148, Skiff-Bower VFW Post No. 1536, and the Howard Elmer Hose Company all of Sayre. He was a former member of the Loyal Order of Moose of Waverly; N.Y. Mickey was a dedicated supporter and coach of Sayre Little League Baseball for many years. Mickey is survived by: His children Donald O. Francke of Tampa, Fla., Judy M. Jennings of Waverly, Nicholas R. Shamot and his wife Ruth of Sayre; nine grandchildren; 1st Sgt. D. Richard Francke and his wife Roni of Bellefonte, Pa., Darren Francke of Williamsport, Michelle J. Congdon and her husband Wiley of Waverly, Michael J. Jennings of Spring Lake, N.C., Stephen D. Jennings of South Waverly, Lisa A. Fisk of Sayre, Kevin C. Fisk II of Rome, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Bergman Shamot on March 28, 1996, his daughter Sylvia J. Reynolds on Dec. 22, 2001, a son Mark A. Shamot on May 12, 1983, sisters Mary Newland and Ann Patterson, brothers Michael Shamot, John Shamot and Peter Shamot, daughter-in-law, Sandra J. Shaver Frank and son-in-law Donald R. Jennings. A Panikhida service will be held Monday, March 13, 2006 at 9:30 a.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. at the Ascension of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church, N. Higgins Ave., Sayre, Pa. with the Rev. Vasile Godenciuc as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, with the Valley Color Guard according full military honors. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Sayre Little League, P.O. Box 444, Sayre, Pa. in Nicholas J. Shamot’s memory. –Towanda Daily R
SHARPSTEEN Wilbur K. "Sharpy" Age 88, of Waverly, died at home on Wednesday, June 7, 2006, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 26, 1917 in Chemung County, NY, the son of Kirby and Mary Whipple Sharpsteen. He was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Naomi, on April 13, 2005; his son, Eugene; grandchildren, Michael Fox, Valerie and Richard Ellison; and two sons-in-law, Douglas Shaffer and Robert Miller. Sharpy was the "Grandfather" of the Sharpsteen Racing, having started racing at the Chemung Speedrome in 1951. He worked for Dalrymple Construction Company for over 30 years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Darlene and Russell Robinson of Bath, NY, Beverly and William Ellison of Halsey Valley, NY, Grace Miller of Waverly, NY, Veronica Nancy Shaffer of Waverly, NY, and Audrey and Ronald LaFritz of Chemung, NY; sons and daughters-in-law, Wilbur "Dick" C. and Mary Ellen Sharpsteen of Waverly, NY, and Gilbert "Bucky" and Cathy Sharpsteen of Chemung, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Doris Sharpsteen of Lockwood, NY; sisters-in-law, Joyce Clark of Chemung, NY, Alice Frisbie of Ithaca, NY, Mary Frisbie of Elmira, NY, Amy Sharpsteen of Mesa, AZ, and Arlene Ogden of Sayre, PA; 77 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., Athens, on Friday, June 9, from 6 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, June 10, at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Gary Culver, Pastor of Emory Chapel, officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Sharpy's family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Wattoo and the nurses of the Robert Packer Hospital, and the nurses of Southern Tier Hospice.
SHAULIS - Irene M. (Shulis) Novotny Age 88, of S. East St Sayre,Pa, died very unexpectedly on Sunday June 14 at Robert Packer Hospital. Irene was predeceased by husband Frank and brother John Shaulis. She is survived by her daughter Shirley Jean at home, son Paul Novotny (Mary), daughter Julie Colon (George), son George Novotny ( Maryann),daughter Chloe Gray (Dave), and son Perry Novotny (Rita) all living locally. Irene had 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. She was a dedicated volunteer at Sayre Hospitality for 20 yrs. She was also a member of the North Waverly Chapel and the Handicapped Assoc.She also was previously employed at Sayre House (housekeeping). Irene loved her flower gardens and doing plastic canvas. Most important to her were her family and friends and she will be missed dearly.We Love You. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday June 17, 2009 from 11 AM -1PM at the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St., Waverly NY. Funeral services will follow calling hours at 1:00 PM at the funeral home with Pastor William Wells officiating. Burial will be held in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens Pa. Blauvelt Funeral Home, Waverly, New York obit.
DAVID FRANCIS ‘DUSTY’ SHAW, JR., 76, of 208 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre died unexpectedly on Sunday Aug. 14, 2005 at the Robert Packer Hospital. He was born on Jan. 2, 1929 in Buffalo, N.Y. He was the son of David F. Sr. and Margaret Ann O’Connor Shaw. He attended Epiphany Elementary School and Sayre Area High School, graduating in 1948. He married the former Helen Marie Welch in January 1953. He was employed at Thatcher Glass in Elmira, retiring in 1972. He was proprietor of Shaw and Ball Jewelry, Harlem Astronauts, Shaw’s Family Restaurant and Ice Cream Stand, Shaw Brothers Sports, and Shaw Brothers Fund Raising. He was also booking agent for the Arkansas Lassies, California Cuties, Eddie Feigner, and his Court, Queen and her maids, Jimmy Cole Circus, Billy Martin Circus, and numerous country acts. He also promoted numerous Irish festivals. He was one of the original founders of Sayre Little League and Sayre Small Fry football. He co-founded Valley Slo Pitch Softball Tournament. He coached many youth in numerous sports, as well as in life, throughout the Valley and enjoyed every minute of it. He officiated numerous sports in Pennsylvania and New York state. He was a life long member of Epiphany Catholic Church, he was also a Eucharistic Adorer, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Legacy Legend, Sayre Redskin Club Hall of Fame, amongst many others. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Joe; son, John Mark; and grandson Ryan Patrick Howland. He is survived by: loving wife of 53 years, Helen Marie Welch at home. Children; Mary Cochi (Ed Day, fiancé), Maureen (Harry) Howland, and Margaret (Joseph) Barry all of Sayre, Joseph (Colleen) Shaw, Livonia, New York, David F. III (Kathy) Shaw, Michael (Beth) Shaw, James (Sandra) Shaw, Kevin (Karen) Shaw, and Timothy (Jennifer Hessler, fiancée) Shaw all of Sayre, Pamela Diehl, Dusty and Helen’s “Adopted daughter.” Grandchildren; David F. IV (Sarah), Justin, Jordan (Jessie), Christopher, Bridget, Devin, Gabrielle, Ashley, Erica, Chelsea, John, Michael, Mary Kate, and Patrick Joseph Shaw, Megan (Douglas) Kara and Suzanne Cochi, Katelyn and Brian Howland. Great Grandson David F. Shaw V. (D.J.) Cousins; Mary Kerwin and Michael and Margarette Bennett, all of Rochester, N.Y., nieces and nephews Ray Graboski, Mary Kay, Shannon, Gene, Natalie, and Teresa Welch. Dusty loved his Catholic faith, Irish heritage, Notre Dame University, Sayre High School sports, L.A. Dodgers; but most of all he loved his family. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 9:30 a.m. at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre. A Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, 304 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Family will receive friends on Tuesday; Aug. 16, from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. There will be a biblical wake service. Family suggests contributions be made to the Legacy, P.O. Box 404, Athens, Pa. and “Christmas is for Kids” WATS Radio, Desmond Street, Sayre, Pa. or the charity of ones choice. –Towanda Daily Review.
PAUL L. SHEDDEN, 80, of 210 Guthrie Square, Sayre died following a short illness on Sunday August 27, 1989 at his home. Born May 27, 1909 in Sayre, he was the son of James and Julia Mason Shedden. Mr. Shedden held memberships in the B.P.O.E. Sayre Lodge No. 1148, Rural Amity Lodge No. 70, F and AM, Skiff Bower VFW Post No. 1536, Sayre and the Roma Madre Sons of Italy Lodge No. 301. A 1928 graduate of Sayre High School, he was also a member of the Sayre Presbyterian Church. Mr. Shedden was employed as a purchasing agent for Tioga General Hospital, Waverly before his retirement. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. William (Szuzanne) Westbrook of Athens RD 2; two nephews Donald Shedden of Waverly and Clifford Snedecker of Clearwater, FL; two cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, Kathryn on August 13, 1986. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. The Elks will hold a memorial service Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Earl Roberts, pastor of the Sayre United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the Stray Haven Humane Society, Waverly or the Bradford County Humane Society, Ulster. –Towanda Daily Review
SHELLARD - June Higley, 83, of Sayre, Pa., loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, died peacefully at home with her family by her side on March 24, 2009. June was born on June 1,1925 in Northampton, Pa., the daughter of the late Ernest and Rachel Miller Shellard. A lifetime resident of Sayre, June was employed by the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens as a machine operator as part of the World War II effort, and later by the Blue Swan Mills in Sayre where she assembled military cargo parachutes. Her greatest joys in life were her home and her family. June was a member of St. John Lutheran Church for many years. June is survived by her three children Susan Halton and her husband, Charles, Rosemarie Ephlin and her husband, John, Thomas Higley and his wife, Karen; grandchildren Bridget Halton Kraft, ESQ and husband, Dr. John Kraft of Athens, Dr. Benjamin Halton of Philadelphia, Elizabeth and Marshall Higley of Sayre, great granddaughter, Ella Kraft of Athens; a devoted lifetime friend, Alice Colwell; and several special nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, June was predeceased by her brother, Donald Shellard, sister-in-law, Pauline (Polly) Shellard; her sister, Louise Moore; and brother-in-law, James Moore. June’s family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to her caregivers Valerie Hunsinger, Theresa Bird, Kim Bostwick and Guthrie Hospice for their loving and exceptional care. A private service and interment will take place at the Tioga Point Cemetery on Friday March 26, 2009 with Rev. Rodney Saylor officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Thomas M. Higley Fund , c/o First Citizens Bank, 306 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, Pa 18840. Funeral arrangements have been handled by the Blauvelt Funeral Home in Waverly, N.Y. - Sayre Morning Times, 27 March 2009
SHEPARD - Cecelia Shepard Ruggles - (1915)- a native of South Creek Township, and wife of John A. Ruggles, well known here, died last week at the Sayre hospital following an operation performed a fortnight before. Decedent was 49 years old and leaves beside her husband a daughter, Helen. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and highly esteemed. TGR
SHERIDAN –MARY AGNES NORTHROP, 87, formerly of Francis Street, Sayre, Pa., and Chemung View Apartments, Athens, Pa., died Monday May 22, 2006, at the Sayre House, Sayre. Born May 14, 1919, in Towanda, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Richard and Mary Barrett Sheridan. Mary was employed by Kinner’s Beauty Shop in Sayre for many years until her retirement. She was a member of the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre, and its Altar and Rosary Society. Mary served as a volunteer at the Valley Food Pantry. She enjoyed bowling and golf and for many years enjoyed Sunday breakfast out with her husband, Robert “Rip” Northrop Sr. and her close friends. Surviving are her children, Robert Daniel “Dan” Northrop Jr. and his wife, Jean Northrop, of West Bend, Wis., Jeff Northrop and his wife, Debbie Northrop, of Waverly, N.Y., Mary Ann Andrus and her husband, John Andrus, of Waverly; her grandchildren, Traci Northrop, Mike Northrop, Ashley Northrop, Amanda Northrop, Richard Northrop, Phil Andrus and Stacie Andrus; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. “Rip” Northrop Sr., on Sept. 1, 1998. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 26, at the Church of the Epiphany, South Elmer Avenue in Sayre. Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre. There are no calling hours. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Sayre-Athens Lions Club in care of Steven R. Jones, secretary, 802 Church St., Athens, Pa or to the Bradford County Public Library, RR 3 Troy, Pa. in Mary Agnes Northrop’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
SHERMAN Harold Quentin Sherman
90, of Bridge Street Hill, Towanda, died Thursday morning, Nov. 10, 2011 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Harold was born Oct. 16, 1921 in Rummerfield, Pa., a son of Oscar Edward and Jennie Vanness Sherman. He was educated at the Fisher School in Standing Stone Township the first eight grades and graduated from Towanda High School in 1940 with a commercial diploma. He was employed for two-and-a-half years in the office of GLF Petroleum bulk plant in North Towanda and in 1943 gained employment at Hygrade Sylvania, later to become GTE Sylvania. Mr. Sherman held various accounting positions throughout his 35 year career, all at the Towanda location, retiring in October 1978. On May 15, 1954 he married Erma Duggan of Sayre. They both loved to travel and spent many vacations in Canada, throughout the United States, Mexico, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Bermuda and had traveled extensively in Europe, having made five trips overseas. Harold became a member of Bradford Lodge of the I.O.O.F. in Towanda in 1942 and continued his membership with Wysox Lodge 4152. He was also a member of the Past Grands Association. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Towanda since joining in 1954. He held the office of treasurer of the Bridge Street Hill Rod and Gun Club for several years and was a former member of the National Association of Accountants, Elmira Chapter. He was also a former member of the Sylvania Mens Club and enjoyed his membership throughout the many years. He is survived by and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Erma on April 27, 2009; four sisters Pauline Sherman Franklin, Bessie Sherman Wood, Floris Sherman Miller, Alice Sherman Heath; and two brothers Fay Edward Sherman and Ralph Jacob Sherman. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church, Main Street, Towanda with Rev. James Hollister, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the First United Methodist Church, 105 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848; or to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Harold Quentin Sherman's memory. Service arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Towanda Daily Review - November 12, 2011
SHERMAN Lawrence (Larry) SHERMAN Jr., 61, resident of the Tioga Nursing Facility, Waverly, N.Y., died on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003 unexpectedly at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born Nov. 28, 1941 in Waverly, N.Y., he was the son of Lawrence and Alverta CROSSETT SHERMAN. He was formerly employed by Schweizer Aircraft, Elmira, N.Y., and Jolly Farmer in Waverly. He was a lifetime member of American Legion Post No. 492 of Waverly. He was a veteran of Vietnam, serving in the U.S. Army. He received the Purple Heart. He enjoyed bowling, camping, hunting, fishing and traveling. He was a loving son and father. He is survived by: one daughter, Jill (Victor) MARSH of Horseheads, N.Y.; his mother, Alverta SHERMAN of Waverly; two brothers, Carlyle L. SHERMAN of Waverly and James (Helena) SHERMAN of Waverly; one granddaughter, Alexandra MARSH of Horseheads; one uncle, Michael CROSSETT of Waverly; one aunt, Barbara CROSSETT of Waverly; sister-in-law, Evelyn SHERMAN; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by: one brother, Wilton SHERMAN; and one sister, Patricia SHERMAN. Friends may call Wednesday, Jan. 8 from 7-9 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly. Full military funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. William WELLS officiating. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.
SHERMAN - Lucy Angeline
Lucy A. McMahon - Athens, Aug 23-Aged 72, died at her home 207 East Pine Street at 3 o'clock this morning. Mrs. McMahon had been a resident of Athens for several years and was a woman of sterling Christian character having been an active worker in the affairs of the Methodist church throughout her lifetime. She had been confined to her home for the past month. She is survived by her husband, D McMahon, one daughter, Dr. Margaret McMahon of Monroeton, and one brother living in Indianapolis. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. A D Finch of the Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point cemetery. (Lucy A. McMahon is Lucy Angeline Sherman, daughter of Nathan T. Sherman and Lucy Gross Leonard. She was born in Armenia Twp. on July 17, 1857. Peggy Spencer)
SHERMAN - JACKSON
Marion S. Age 104, of Elmira, died Sunday, August 21, 2005 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Marion was born March 27, 1901 the daughter of Edward E. and Jennie (Billings) Sherman. She is predeceased by her husband Manley C. Jackson and sisters Elizabeth Howland and Mae Sherman. Marion is survived by her nieces, Marion "Mimi" Gordon and Barbara McInerny, both of Elmira, and Elizabeth "Betty" Holmes of Chemung, NY; along with numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. Marion grew up in Athens, PA and attended school there. She later went on and graduated from Westchester Normal School, Westchester, PA in 1921. Marion then began her teaching career. She spent most of her time teaching in the New Jersey school system and retired from there in 1960. Upon her retirement Marion and her husband moved back to the Elmira area, spending summers here and winters in Florida. She was a former member of the Eastern Star and the DAR. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, August 25, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery.
SHOEMAKER Harold "Rip" A. Shoemaker
87, of Athens, PA, formerly of Phoenixville, PA, and formerly of Athens, PA, died on November 22, 2012. He was born on February 26, 1925 in Towanda, PA, the son of Arthur and Lucille Eilenberger Shoemaker. Harold worked as a Draftsman for 30 years with General Electric in Valley Forge, PA. He was a Veteran of the US Army and served during WWII. Harold was an avid fisherman, enjoyed gardening, and loved to travel. He was a member of the ELKS, V.F.W. Skiff-Bower Post #1536, American Legion Post #246, and the WWII Memorial Friends Organization. He is predeceased by his first wife Joyce McCloskey Shoemaker, and grandsons Alan Mowery and James T. Watson. Harold is survived by his wife Joan Tuttle Shoemaker, children Barbara Kline (Doug) Achuff of Pottstown, PA, Karl Shoemaker of Phoenixville, PA, Kristy-Jo (Monty) Croman of Harrisburg PA, Karen (Eugene) Mowery of Holtwood, PA, Kurtis (Marilyn) Shoemaker of Omaha, NE, Jane (James) Watson of Sayre, PA, Ann (Les) Freeman of Granville Summit, PA, and Timothy (Karen) Tuttle of Greene, NY, seventeen grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, sister Ruth Gordon of Nichols, NY, and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 11am at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA with the Rev. Linda Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA following the Memorial Service. Memorial donations may be made in Rip's memory to: WWII Memorial Friends Organization, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Suite 304, Washington, D.C. 20003. Star Gazette – November 25, 2012
SHOOK - Sarah C. Brown, Resident of Sayre 15 Years, Called - Mrs. Sarah C. (Shook) Brown, 91, died at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William MacNeal, 201 Chestnut street, Sayre, early this morning after an extended illness. Born in Northampton county, Pa., Mrs. Brown came to Sayre 15 years ago from Syracuse, N.Y. In addition to Mrs. MacNeal, she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Herbert Vander-pool of Sheshequin, four sons, Foster and Norman Brown of Wyalusing, Paul of James-ville, N.Y. and Adam of Towanda and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The body is at the Barber Funeral Home, 211 West Lockhart street, Sayre, where the funeral service will be held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock. Rev. Theodore T. Johnson, rector of the Church of the Redeemer of Sayre will officiate. Burial will be in Tioga Point cemetery. Evening Times 8 Feb 1949
SHORES Dolores H. Larrabee
76, of Elmira, N.Y., died on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at Arnot-Ogden Hospital following surgery. She was born on March 20, 1936 in Jersey City, N.J., the daughter of the late Harold and Helen Werner Shores. Dolores had a great interest in crafts, sewing, baking, cooking, drying wild flowers, and watching television. She is predeceased by her infant son Chris Harold, and a sister Dorothy McCormick. Dolores is survived by her husband of 37 years Paul at home; dog Kenny; son Keith (Kim) Long of Towanda; daughter Collette Franklin of Powell; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends Renne Haln, Vee Pabis, Belle Cullings, and Terrie Kelley. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 at Tioga Point Cemetery, 803 North Main St., Athens. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Towanda Daily Review – November 17, 2012
SHORES Paul U. Shores
76, of Greenhurst Ave., died on Saturday, June 11, 2011
in Geneva General Hospital. There will be no prior calling hours. A
graveside service will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA at the
convenience of the family. Memorial contributions, in his memory, may be
made to the Geneva Library or to the Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Rd., Fairport, NY
14450. Paul was born in Sayre, Pa. and resided in Athens, Pa. for many
years before moving to Webster and later to Geneva 29 years ago. He was
the son of the late Joseph L. and Edith Underwood Shores. While residing
in Athens, Pa. he was employed as a tool and Die maker for Ingersoll Rand Corp.
and was a Justice of the Peace, was active with the Valley Players Theater
Group and served in the National Guard. He moved to Webster where he was
employed as a model maker for Zerox Corp. and was a member of BPOE in Webster,
owned and raced horses at Finger Lakes Race Track, was a member of Tally Ho
Equestian Group and bred Sheltie’s and loved NASCAR racing. He is
survived by his wife: Dorothy Ruth Bonesteel Shores; his daughter:
Kathryn (Daniel Cafolla) Shores of Raleigh N. C.; his son: Gerald
(Andrea) Shores of Macedon, NY; step-children: Jennifer Hughes of Geneva
and Daren Hughes of Fairport, NY; cousins: Betsy Horn of CA and Walter
Horn of Rochester; Grandchildren: Jessica Amber Shores, Leanna Hughes,
Jessica Anne Hughes and Justina Hughes. Arrangements have been entrusted
to the DeVaney-Bennett Funeral Home. Sayre Morning Times –
June 23, 2011