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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) 


SKINKLE Naomi R. Struble (Ruth), 78, of Bradenton, Fla., Milan, Pa. and the Valley went to be with her family and the Lord on Jan. 29, 2010.  She is survived by her daughter Ruth (Edward) Nichols of Bradenton, Fla.  She was a loving mom to both.  She is also survived by granddaughter Brandy (David) Rosenkrans of Elmira, N.Y.; three beautiful great-granddaughters of whom she was so proud, Charlena, Brighid and Annie of Elmira; nephew William Willatt III of Venice, Fla.; loving sisters, Rose McGraw, Phyliss (Raymond) Roscoe and Mazie (William) Lorman; brother Edward (Lynn) Skinkle; many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband Guy L. Struble; sister Marion Rotzman; brothers Emory, Charles, Grant and Richard Skinkle; and longtime companion Robert Pryne, whose children Mary Van Dyke, Charles (Jane) Pryne, John (Nancy) Pryne, Joe (Kathy) Pryne, and grandchildren she thought of as her own.  Naomi had a great sense of humor, even though it was tough at times. She was always there for family and friends of whom there were many. Naomi was a police officer, waitress and bartender, and after becoming disabled she became a full-time homemaker, who loved to cook and bake. She enjoyed many card games with family and friends. She was active in the American Legion, Moose and Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW.  There will be no calling hours. Griffith-Cline of Bradenton will handle the cremation. She will be interred in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, at a later date, with a memorial service for family and friends. Her family and friends in Florida will go to her favorite restaurant and celebrate her special life.  February 11, 2010, Sayre Moring Times.

SIDEY John R., Jr. John R. Sidey, Jr., 40, of Waverly, NY, died Thursday, February 17, 2005, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Employed at the Kennedy Valve, Elmira, NY, for the past 10 years and Kirton Electric in Elmira, NY. Friends and family may call Sunday, February 20, 2005, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main Street, Athens, PA 18810, from 4-6 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Monday, February 21, 2005, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Chris Gray officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be sent in honor of John R. Sidey to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

JOHN R. SIDEY JR., 40, of Waverly, N.Y., died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, N.Y. Born Feb. 24, 1964 in Sayre, he was the son of John R. and Elizabeth Barber Sidey. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, boating and riding his motorcycle. He was a dedicated husband and father. He was employed at Kennedy Valve in Elmira for the past 10 years, and had been employed at LaBarr Electric in Sayre and Kirton Electric in Elmira. He was predeceased by: his father; grandfather, Charles Barber; grandmother, Helen Barber; and grandparents, Walter and Helna Sidey. He is survived by: his wife of 16 years, Lauri, at home; his son, Adam Sidey of Waverly; mother, Elizabeth Walker of Athens; brother, David and Vicki Pierce of Kentucky; sister, Laura Frisbie of Sayre; sister, Janice and Nicholas Prusack of Zionsville, Pa.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family may call Sunday, Feb. 20 from 4-6 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 21 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Chris Gray officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be sent in honor of John R. Sidey to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Contributed by Carol Brotzman.

 

ERNST ROLF SILBERBAUER, 50, of Binghamton RD 8 died Monday Jan. 9, 1989 at the Binghamton General Hospital. Born Nov. 24, 1938 in Vienna, Austria, he was the son of Ernst Anton and Lepoldine Weber Silberbauer. Surviving are his former wife, Patricia Anthony Silberbauer of Milan RD 1; three daughters, Erica Silberbauer of Milan, Lisa Alexander of Standish, Mich., and Julie Silberbauer of Milan; granddaughter, Casey Alexander; his mother, Leopoldine Lindemann of Binghamton. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Alteri Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Friends may call on Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review

 

SILKMAN Vina M. Warner

83, of Sayre, Pa., died in her home on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011.  She was born March 10, 1927 in Athens, Pa., the daughter of the late Tracy, Sr., and Sadie Rowe Silkman.  Vina was a longtime active member of the Nichols Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening flowers and vegetables, bird watching and wildlife. Her family was her biggest joy.  She is predeceased by her husband, Leadom Warner Sr.; daughter, Cindy; brother, Ronald Silkman; and sister, Vera Mitchell.  Vina is survived by her children, Allen (Sherry) Warner of Kansas, Leadom (Lisa) Warner Jr. of Ulster, Pa., Tracy (Rita) Warner of Mo., Linda (Larry) Depue of Bolivia, South America, Penny Warner of Senegal, West Africa, Dale (Sharon) Warner of Halifax, Pa., and Debra (Scott) Chilson of Sayre, Pa.; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Raykovitz; brother, Tracy Silkman Jr.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call from 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Nichols Baptist Church, 90 Ro-Ki Boulevard, Nichols, N.Y. Funeral services will follow at the church at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Steven Park officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Although Vina enjoyed flowers, she was a very practical woman. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent in her name in care of the Nichols Baptist Church, 90 Ro-Ki Boulevard, Nichols, NY 13812. This will be distributed by the church to the missionaries it supports.   Towanda Daily Review – January 18, 2011

 

JOHN W. SIMMONS of Athens passed away peacefully, Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 18, 1957 in Sayre, Pa., to Carolyn Price and the late Jack Simmons, John grew up in the Johnson City and Athens area. John enjoyed traveling throughout the United States. John is survived by Brookes E. Miller of Pittsburgh, Pa.; sister, Pamela S. Gayle (Edward) of Chesapeake, Va.; brother, Arthur Price of Scranton, Pa.; uncle, Fred (Sharon) Miller of Athens; uncle, Donald (Linda) Brown of Watertown, N.Y.; along with many nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his grandmother, Rose Brown, and Ria J. Miller. Arrangements were made through McKee Funeral Services of Waverly, N.Y. There will be no calling hours. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. –Sayre Morning Times 3/15/2014

 

SIMONDS - Esther Simpson, 69, of Athens, PA, diedon Sunday, March 8, 2009 at Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness.  Born May 7, 1939 in Sayre, PA, the daughter of the late Grant and Martha Stevens Simonds.  She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She graduated from Sayre High School in 1958 and was employed at Beeman's Restaurant and as a Crossing Guard for the Athens Area School District at 3rd and Pine Street until her retirement in 2007. She enjoyed watching football, the Yankees, and was a NASCAR fan. She loved to crochet, enjoyed baking, and putting puzzles together.  She is predeceased by a daughter Martha Ruth in October 6, 1985, brother Ronnie December 1988, sister Winnie 1975, and brother David 1955.  Esther is survived by her children Michelle Simpson of Sayre, PA, and Mary (David) Hancock of Thomasville, NC grandsons Adam and Jason Kraus, and granddaughter Aaliyah Cheeks, brother, Tom Simonds , sister Phyllis Moore Shaffer of Sayre, PA, great-grandchildren Mikyah and Jordan, special friends Carol Drake, Mary Jane Merrick and Connie Austin, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Thursday, March 12, 2009 from 4-6pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA.  Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 6:00pm with Rev. Alberta Reed from the His Majesty Fellowship officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made in Esther's memory to: American Diabetes Assoc., Juvenile Diabetes Division, Kirby Health Annex, 65 E. Elizabeth Ave., Suite 502, Bethlehem, PA 18018 or American Cancer Society, 10 Park St., Towanda, PA 1884  RHW Lowery Funeral Home, Athens obit.

 

FRANCIS SIMONS, 79, of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2, died Saturday, June 22 1963.  He was a retired Smithfield Township farmer.  He is survived by a son, Albert of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2; a step-daughter, Mrs. Francis Brown of Milan; four sisters, Mrs. Lena Ellwood of Unadilla, N.Y., Mrs. Aileen Manning, Mrs. Florence Quinn and Mrs. Mabel Wheeler, all of Buffalo; two grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Tuesday, at 2 o’clock with Rev. Owen Barrett officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.

 

SIMONS Ida Mae Orshal

94, of Sayre, Pa., died on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at Robert Packer Hospital following an unexpected illness. She was born on Feb. 1, 1919, in Rome, Pa., the daughter of the late Leon and Elizabeth Davis Simons. Ida Mae graduated from Rome High School, class of 1938. She worked at Newberry's Luncheonette, Sayre, Pa., for years as a cook. She enjoyed embroidering pillow cases for family members and going for rides in the car .She is predeceased by her sisters Charlotte Glickman and Loretta Benninger, and brothers Earl Simons and Bill Simons. Ida Mae is survived by her children, Roger Orshal of Nanicutt, Conn., Richard and Sharon Orshal of Kenmore, N.Y., Nancy Snyder of Ithaca, N.Y., John Orshal of N.C., Raymond Orshal of S.C., and Maryann Chilson of Sayre, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral Services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Linda Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.   Towanda Daily Review – August 9, 2013

 

THOMAS C. SIMPSON, 79 of 411 N. Main St., Athens died Thursday, June 29, 1995 at the Robert Packer Hospital after an extended illness.  Born Jan. 23, 1916 in Black Mt., N.C. he was the son of Charles and Bleula Knecht Simpson.  He was a 1934 graduate of Athens High School.  He also attended Mansfield College, Elmira College, Rutgers University, Penn State University, American Institute of Banking and the F.B.I. Police School.  Tom served in the U.S. Army for five years – three and one-half years overseas during World War II.  After the war, he returned to his job at the former Athens National Bank in Athens from which he retired in 1974 after 40 years of service.  After retirement he was in charge of maintenance activities at McDonald’s restaurant for 11 years.  Tom was the last burgess and the first mayor of Athens Borough.  He was a member of the borough council for 28 years and served as Civil Defense chief for 18 years.  A fireman for 53 years, he recently was honored by Protection Hose Co. with a life membership card and jacket.  This past spring he received the Good Citizen Award from VFW Post 1536 of Sayre of which he was a member since 1946 in recognition for his diligence in placing 65,000 flags on veterans’ graves in local cemeteries since 1925.  He also was a member of the American Legion Post No. 246 of Athens.  Scoutmaster Simpson was a member of the Boy Scouts of America for 65 years.  He received his Eagle award in 1932, held 127 merit badges, all Palms, Silver Beaver award, Eager Beaver Cap, Order of the Chrome Wrench, Order of the Arrow, Vigil Scout Master Key and Commissioner Key.  He served as scoutmaster for several Valley troops, including Troop 1, Athens, for 30 years and had 211 Eagle Scouts.  He was a member of the scout training staff and attended the 1939 World’s Fair staff with James E. West and General Teddy Roosevelt.  Mr. Simpson attended North Waverly Chapel and Sunday school for over 30 years.  He served as president of Bible Light House, president of Athens Alumni Association, president and last living member of the Tioga Point Club, member of the American Red Cross, Heart fund, Blue and White Club and was inducted into the fifth annual Athens Sports Hall of Fame.  Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Alberta at home; son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Judy Simpson of Sayre; two granddaughters, Liza and Nicole Simpson of Sayre; sister, Florence Burlingame of Sayre; sisters-in-law, Rita Simpson of Sayre, Gertrude Simpson of Rochester and Leona Gerould Brown; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a son, Bernard F. Simpson in 1953; and brothers, Gale Simpson and Harold Simpson.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens on Sunday, July 2, 1995 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens on Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William C. Wells, pastor of the North Waverly Chapel officiating.  Burial with full military honors will be held in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the North Waverly Chapel or the charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

SIMONDS Thomas Jack Simonds Sr.

age 80, of Shepard Road, Sayre, Pennsylvania, died on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at Ashton Healthcare, Athens, Pennsylvania.  Tom was born on January 19, 1932 in Sayre, Pa.  He married Helen Irene Scrivens and conceived their first child, Tommy Jack, and was then sent to Korea to serve his country. After his military service, they had Connie Marie and Richard Grant Simonds.  Tom was a man of many trades and perfection. He worked as a painter in the painter's union and also did wood working. He then started his own successful business, Tom Simonds and Son Excavating, with his son Rick. They enjoyed over 30 years of working together as one of the most sought after excavating contractors in the Valley.  Tom grew up with a passion for horses and pickup trucks. He was the president of the Skyline Coral. He spent Sunday afternoons cheering on his favorite NASCAR driver. Tom and his wife Helen of 60 years did many trips on their Honda Gold Wing and were members of the Honda Gold Wing club. He was a lifetime member of the J.E. Wheelocks fire company in Milltown. He was also a member of the VFW and Masons.  He was predeceased by his parents Grant and Martha Stevens Simonds of Milltown; his loving wife, Helen Irene Scrivens; son-in-law, Fred Slife; brothers, David and Ronald; sisters Beatrice, Winifred and Esther.  He is survived by his sister Phyllis Moore; children Tommy Jack and Sharron; Connie Slife; and Richard Grant and Michelle; grandchildren: Tommy III and Chris Simonds; Cody and Brian Wurst; Cali Slife; Summer and Morgan Simonds; and great-grandchildren Kashmere Simonds and Bralynn Slife.  Tom loved seeing and being with his family. He was always happy and full of joy when they came to visit him. He was a proud citizen of Milltown and the Valley. He will be loved and missed by many.  The family would like to express a special thank you to many doctors and nurses who tended to him on the ninth floor of RPH. He especially enjoyed the staff and residence of Ashton Healthcare.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, November 2, 2012, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Tom’s life will follow the visitation with the Rev. William Wells honoring his memory at noon. A special tribute to Tom’s life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one’s favorite charity. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania.   Sayre Morning Times – November 1, 2012

 

SINK –GLADYS M. BARNES, 86, of LeRaysville died Sunday evening, Aug. 29, 2004, at her home following a period of declining health.  Born March 22, 2928, on Taylor Hill in Rome Township, she was the daughters of the late Dana T. and Fannie Cook Sink.  Gladys was a graduate of Rome High School, class of 1936, and received her teaching certificate from Mansfield Normal School, class of 1938.  She taught elementary education in the Chestnut Grove School, Keene Summit, Pa.; West Franklin School, Litchfield School; East Athens School; and Sayre Area Schools until her retirement in 1973.  Gladys was a member of the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre, Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 76, Towanda, and Pennsylvania State Retired Teachers Association.  Her life encompassed her family and friends.  Surviving are a daughter, Joanne Kuykendall Sears of Delavan, N.Y.; two sons, Robert Alice E. Kuykendall, of Greenville, Pa., and Allen L. Kuykendall of LeRaysville; two granddaughters; two step-grandchildren; a great-grandson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband Paul Barnes, in 1982; brothers, Elgin Sink, Thomas D. Sink, Paul Sink, Donald Sink, and a sister, Elizabeth sink Kellogg.  Funeral and committal services will be held Thursday, Sept. 2, at 100 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating.  Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, at a later date.  –Towanda Daily Review.

SINSABAUGH - Beatrice Smith, 69
Mrs. Beatrice Smith, 69, of Chemung, N.Y. RD 1, died Sunday, April 23, 1978 at 10 p.m. at the Tioga General Hospital, Waverly.  Born Jan. 14, 1909 in Sayre, the daughter of William and Carrie Sinsabaugh, she had resided in Waverly before moving to Chemung three years ago.  She was a member of the Sayre Presbyterian Church.  Surviving are her husband, Edward; one daughter, Mrs. Byron (Diane) Carney of Waverly RD2; one son, John Abrams of South Waverly; three sisters, Mrs. Alita Arnts of Sayre, Mrs. John (Winifred) Murphy of Apalachin, N.Y. and Mrs. Vivian Sinsabaugh of Sayre; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends may call at the Allgeier-Blauvelt 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 11 a.m.  The Rev. Billie Bidwell, pastor of the Pilgrim Holiness Church, Sayre, will officiate.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.

SJOSTROM –URANIA S. SPECIALE, 93, formerly of Athens, Pa. and Rochester, N.Y. passed away September 28, 2014 at the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Urania was born June 10, 1921 in Hornell, N.Y., the daughter of Ernhard and Otelia Burnside Sjostrom. She attended the Sayre schools and in early years was employed as a glass blower for Westinghouse in Horseheads, NY. Urania and her husband Thomas F. Speciale resided in Rochester, N.Y. from 1964 to 1988. Urania was employed by Fischer-Scientific in Rochester for over 20 years as a glass blower until her retirement. Following the death of her husband Thomas in March of 1988, Urania moved to Athens, Pa. She was a member of the former St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Athens. Urania enjoyed traveling, spending time with her family and at Owasco Lake in New York State. Surviving are her children, Gary F. Hatch and wife Gail of Jesup, GA, Gail D. Perry and husband William of Waverly, Gene H. Hatch and wife Lorraine of Athens, Richard T. Hatch and wife Mary Jo of Sayre, her sister, Lorraine Barnhart of Kansas as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Howard F. Hatch on February 20, 1976, sisters, Frederica Houghtalen, Evaline Lee, Kathryn Fryer, Helen Lucy, Olive VanAllen, Dorothy Caputo and brothers, William and Orval "Sam" Sjostrom. The family would like to thank the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital for their kindness and excellent care. The family will receive friends Thursday, October 2, 2014 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home 314 Desmond St. Sayre, PA. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Vincent Langan officiating. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Activities Fund of the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital, 603 William St. Towanda, PA in Urania's memory. –Sayre Morning Times 9/30/2014

SKINKLE - Naomi R. Struble (Ruth), 78, of Bradenton, Fla., Milan, Pa. and the Valley went to be with her family and the Lord on Jan. 29, 2010. She is survived by her daughter Ruth (Edward) Nichols of Bradenton, Fla. She was a loving mom to both. She is also survived by granddaughter Brandy (David) Rosenkrans of Elmira, N.Y.; three beautiful great-granddaughters of whom she was so proud, Charlena, Brighid and Annie of Elmira; nephew William Willatt III of Venice, Fla.; loving sisters, Rose McGraw, Phyliss (Raymond) Roscoe and Mazie (William) Lorman; brother Edward (Lynn) Skinkle; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Guy L. Struble; sister Marion Rotzman; brothers Emory, Charles, Grant and Richard Skinkle; and longtime companion Robert Pryne, whose children Mary Van Dyke, Charles (Jane) Pryne, John (Nancy) Pryne, Joe (Kathy) Pryne, and grandchildren she thought of as her own. Naomi had a great sense of humor, even though it was tough at times. She was always there for family and friends of whom there were many. Naomi was a police officer, waitress and bartender, and after becoming disabled she became a full-time homemaker, who loved to cook and bake. She enjoyed many card games with family and friends. She was active in the American Legion, Moose and Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW. There will be no calling hours. Griffith-Cline of Bradenton will handle the cremation. She will be interred in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, at a later date, with a memorial service for family and friends. Her family and friends in Florida will go to her favorite restaurant and celebrate her special life.- Sayre Morning Times, Feb.11.2010

SKLARKOWSKI   Raymond "Ray" L. Age 82, of Sayre, PA, died Tuesday, November 29, 2005, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Friends and family may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main Street, Athens, PA, Friday, December 2, 2005, from 5-8:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. John's Catholic Church, 85 Division Street, Sayre, PA on Saturday, December 3, 2005, at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. 3rd Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

SLATER –ETHEL N. LANDBACK, 90, formerly a 50-year resident of Sayre and Athens died Dec. 29, 1986 at the Bradford County Manor. Born Jan. 19, 1896 in Wilmot Township, she was the daughter of the late Arthur S. and Dora Bailey Slater. She was a long-time member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sayre. She is predeceased by her husband, Grover B. Landback and a son, L. Tracy Landback. She is survived by two daughters, Doris Lanback Cook and Reta Landback Taylor; one son, Frederick Landback; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Allgeier and Blauvelt Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre on Saturday from 1-2 p.m. with funeral and committal services following at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Rodney Saylor, her pastor officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. –Towanda Daily Review

SLIFE - Leo Duane Slife, 85, WWII veteran and Athens school teacher of 95 Lincoln St., Waverly, N.Y., diedon Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., after a sudden illness. Leo was born on April 6, 1923, in Sayre, Pa. He was the son of William Bird Slife and Bertha Blend Slife. After graduating from New Albany High School he enlisted in the army and was trained as an anti-aircraft crewman. Leo was a Pearl Harbor veteran who actively fought in the attack. He was a proud member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association and was recognized for his service by President George W. Bush Sr. After receiving an honorable discharge from the military, Leo obtained a bachelor's degree from Wilkes College and a master's degree from Elmira College. He began a career as a high school math teacher at Athens High School where he taught for 33 years. Leo was married to Dona Allen Slife for 47 years until her death in 1993. The couple enjoyed their family life and raised three sons. In 1996, he married Dorothy Kordinak Jackson with whom he enjoyed traveling throughout the country. Leo was an avid gardener producing delicious vegetables as well as beautiful flower gardens. Also a lover of books, he enjoyed reading about history and government and loved to engage in intellectual and political discussions. Leo is fondly remembered by his family and friends for his kindness and generosity. He can be described as a true gentleman who treated everyone he met with courtesy and respect. Leo is survived by: his wife Dorothy Slife at home; his children, John Slife of Paintsville, Ky., Fred Slife and wife Connie Slife of Milltown, Pa., and Jeff Slife and wife Lisa Slife of Hawley, Pa.; grandchildren Derek Slife, Cody and Ryan Wurst, Cali Slife, Elizabeth Slife, Kelly Mulholland, Crage Slife, Christy and Eric Adkins, and Aimee and Carl Norman; great-grandchildren Brianna Adkins, Issac Adkins, Kyle Norman, and Katie Norman; niece Sue Dodd; and several other nieces and nephews. A memorial service to celebrate Leo's life will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at the Waverly First Presbyterian Church, 459 Park Ave., Waverly, N.Y. A military funeral will follow at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Family and friends are invited to return to the church after the funeral for refreshments. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Leo's name to the Waverly Free Library, Elizabeth Street, Waverly, N.Y. 14892, or the Robert Packer Hospital Second Floor Intensive Care Unit, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa. 18840. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. - Towanda  Daily Review on  2/14/2009

William E. SLOAT, 78
01/07/2002
William E. Sloat, 78, of 605 Church St., Athens, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, after an accidental fall. He was born Jan. 4, 1924, in Athens, a son of Vern and Vernie Everhart Sloat.  Mr. Sloat served with the U.S. Army in Germany during World War II. After returning, he worked with his father at V.E. Sloat & Son Contracting in Athens, eventually becoming owner and operator of the family business. He was also the owner and operator of the Olde Barge in Athens until his retirement. He was a member of Elks Lodge No. 1148, Sayre; VFW Post No. 1536, Sayre; and American Legion Post No. 283, Sayre. He was also a lifetime member of the Penn-York Highlanders. He is survived by his wife, Sharon, at home; son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Doni Sloat of Sayre; daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Ira Barkoff of West Cornwell, Conn.; mother of his children, Cynthia Bostwick of Athens; three grandchildren, Jeffrey and Kathryn Sloat of Sayre and Serena Lattimer of Waverly; stepdaughter, Candy Zulkosky of Athens; stepson, Andy Lattimer of Ulster; and several great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, Garrett Sloat. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre. The memorial service will follow at the funeral home, with the Rev. J. Steven Reynolds of the Waverly Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, with full military honors provided. The family suggests that donations may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720, or Guthrie Hospice, R.R. 1 Box 154, Towanda, Pa. 18848 in Mr. Sloat's memory.

SMITH –A. LOUISE JOHNSON, 87, formerly of 203 Walnut St., Athens, Pa., died Monday, June 10, 2002, at the Heritage Nursing Home after an extended illness.  Born in Laquin, Pa., March 18, 1915, the daughter of Earl C. and Laura Elliott Smith, she attended Athens High School.  She was formerly employed at Blue Swan Mills in Sayre, Pa., from 1946 to 1977.  She was an active member of the First Church of God, Sayre; a member of the Athens Senior Citizens Club; and a member of the Retired I.L.G.W.U., Sayre Chapter, where she served as secretary for many years.  She was well-known for her wedding and birthday cakes.  She was predeceased by her husband, Claude J. Johnson, on Nov. 17, 1981; her brother, Kenneth “Baldy” Smith; and sisters, Lela MacNamara, Luella Wittig and Carolyn dyer.  She is survived by her children and their spouses; Arlene and Gilbert Rogers of Sayre; Donald “Tiger” and Donna Johnson of Sayre; and Gene and Joyce Johnson of New Port Richey, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Michael, Michelle, Jeffrey, Steven, Connie, John, Lori, Julie and Robert; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, the Rev. Lynn H. and Lorraine Smith of Rockville, Md.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family and friends may call Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Kimberly Clark, pastor of the First Church of God officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the First Church of God Building Fund, 416 N. Keystone Ave., Sayre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ADELBERT ‘DEL’ SMITH, 88, of Box 93, Milan is resting peacefully after a long and courageous battle after a stroke in 1995.  He died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  He was born March 15, 1912 in Sheshequin Township the son of the late Allen and Mary Sidney Smith.  He graduated from Ulster High School in 1930 where he played many sports including basketball and baseball.  He appeared in many musicals and minstrel plays and operas and was known to many because of his singing and yodeling.  He loved to hunt with his boys and many, many friends.  He farmed for many years with his family and worked at the Ingersoll Rand in Athens and Sylvania in Towanda.  He drove school bus for 43 years for the Athens Area School District.  His greatest love was for his family and the school bus children.  He was a member of the Ulster United Methodist Church for 39 years and transferred to the Milan United Methodist Church, where he was a member for 38 years.  He was a member of the IOOF Lodge, Sheshequin, the Laurel Hill Grange, where he held all offices, the A&FM of Athens, the Beagle Club and Coon Hunters.  He was also a treasurer for Sheffield Farms.  He was a member of the Town Team Ball –both in Ulster and Milan- and the Little League for Ulster.  He married his wife, Mary Etta Hicks Smith on June 10, 1935 and they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this year.  She survives him at home.  He is also survived by his children and their spouses, June and Donald Lane of East Smithfield, Leroy and Barbara Smith of Frankfort, N.Y., and Lester Smith and his friend, Ali Langer of Rochester, N.Y.; his grandchildren, Valorie Mulcahy of Towanda, Martin and Diane Lane of Athens, Audrey and Mark Machalek of Rome, Daniel and Maggie Lane of Milan and Brian and Stacy Smith of Rome; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Guy and Rita Smith of Homoassassa, Fla.; a sister, Jane Smith of Troy; a sister-in-law, Georgianna Bailey of Athens; a brother-in-law, Albert Saxer of Elmira, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by a brother, Sydney Smith of Elmira, and a sister, Ethel Smith Saxer of Elmira, N.Y.  Family and friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.   Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Jason Guillaume and the Rev. Lynn Ensign officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the Milan United Methodist Church, Milan, Pa. or the Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church, P.O. Box 10, East Smithfield, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

ALFRED E. SMITH, 67, of 331 N. Keystone Ave., Sayre died Wednesday, July 17, 1996 at his home.  Born Aug. 16, 1928 in South Waverly, Pa., he was the son of Rex and Della Reyes Smith.  Mr. Smith was a 1953 graduate of Sayre High School.  He worked as a clerk at the Sayre Post office from 1958-1992.  He was a member of the Sayre Christian Church, Sayre and the Waverly American Legion, Loyal Order of Moose, Waverly, #1490, B.P.O.E. #1148 of Sayre, Sons of Italy, Sayre and served on the American Red Cross Board.  He is survived by a sister and brother-in-law; Joyce and Gene Barrett of Angola, N.Y.; three nieces, one nephew, four great-nieces, one nephew, four great-nieces, two great-nephews; one great-great-nephew; close friends; Mildred Gooding, Leon Horton family, Ronald Jackson family, Thomas Healy family and Donald Drake family.  He was predeceased by his parents and brother, Fred Smith.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The Elks will hold a service at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m.  Funeral and committal will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 11 a.m. with his pastor Rev. James Donahoo officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 413 South Main St., Athens, Pa. or the Guthrie Hospice, RR #1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa or the Sayre Christian Church, 427 South Keystone Ave., Sayre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

SMITH –ANNA S. CASE, 83, formerly of East Smithfield died Sunday, January 25, 1987, at the Bradford County Manor after an extended illness. Born August 21, 1903 in Nichols, she was the daughter of Edward and Dora Kinney Smith. She had memberships with the Big Pond United Methodist Church and the Garden Club of East Smithfield. Mrs. Case was preceded in death by her husband, Guy in 1949 and a son, Richard in 1985. Surviving are three daughters: Mrs. Louis (Clara) Campbell of Athens, Mrs. Robert (Lois) Clark of Columbia Cross roads and Mrs. Larry (Doris) Green of Sayre, a daughter-in-law, Virginia Lee Case of Columbia Cross Roads; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 11 South Main St., Athens, Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. James Crupi, pastor of the Springfield Baptist Church and Michael Trimmer officiating. Memorials may be directed to the Bradford County Unit of the American Cancer Society. –Towanda Daily Review (Buried Tioga Point Cemetery)

SMITH –BEVERLY J. PARDOE, 66, of Milan died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, N.Y.  She was born Jan. 25, 1936, in Sayre, the daughter of Emerson of Crystal Grace Smith.  She enjoyed listening to music, playing the piano and time spent with her animals, especially hoer dog Boomer.  She was predeceased by her parents her husband, Grant in 1986; and a sister, Janice Elsbree.  She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas and Jean Pardoe of Long Island, N.Y., and Stephen and Marsha Pardoe of Druyter, N.Y.; her daughters Benita “Bonnie” Houghtalen of Athens, Crystal of Elmira, N.Y., and Linda Pardoe of Lockwood, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; a beloved friend, Richard Thompson of Milan; and her stepmother, Adeline Smith of Waverly, N.Y.  She is survived by her sister, Betty Burrows of Pine City, N.Y.; a brother and sister-in-law, Harlan and Pearl Smith of Elmira, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Athens Wesleyan Church.  Funeral services will follow on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the church with the Rev. David Larson officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  –Towanda Daily Review.

SMITH BEVERLY J PARDOE
Funeral services for Beverly J. PARDOE, 66, of Milan will be held Wednesday, June 26 at 2 p.m. at the Athens Wesleyan Church with the Rev. David LARSON officiating. Family and friends may call Tuesday, June 25 from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday, June 26 from 1-2 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.

SMITH –DELORES M. SMITH, 86, of Ulster, PA passed away on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 at the Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., New Hartford, NY with her family by her side. She was born on March 7, 1928 in Sayre, PA the daughter of the late Charles L. and Anna E. Champion Smith. Delores graduated from Ulster High School in May of 1946. Upon graduation, she married Robert Smith on July 27, 1946 prior to him joining the service. They celebrated 63 years of marriage prior to his passing. She was a homemaker and stay at home mom, raising her 3 children. Delores was a member of the Ulster Methodist Church and the Red Hatter Society. She enjoyed cooking, especially her famous Macaroni and Cheese, and baking, making many pies for the church events. Delores also enjoyed spending time sewing, bird watching, and traveling with her husband prior to his passing. She is predeceased by her husband Capt. Robert B. Smith on April 5, 2010. Delores is survived by her children Charles "Chip" Smith and daughter-in-law Debra Smith of Rome, NY, Connie Matthews and son-in-law Mark Matthews of N. Ridgeville, OH, and Robert "Rob" Smith and daughter-in-law Fong Smith of Tucson, AZ, grandchildren Beth and David Stablewski of Orchard Park, NY, Heather and Todd VanEtten of Rome, NY, Patrick and Katherine Matthews of Tonawanda, NY, Jared Matthews of Tonawanda, NY, Cassie Smith of Rome, NY, Megan Smith of Tucson, AZ, and Amy Smith of Tucson, AZ, great-grandchildren Ava Stablewski of Orchard Park, NY, Aubrey Stablewski of Orchard Park, NY, Madelyn VanEtten of Rome, NY, Kaelynn Matthews of Tonawanda, NY, and Aidan Matthews of Tonawanda, NY. Friends and family may call on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 from 1 - 2 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 S. Main Street, Athens, PA. A Memorial Service will follow at the Funeral Home at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Sandy Brandt officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Delores' memory to: Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 4277 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, NY or the Ulster United Methodist Church, 211 Second Street, Ulster, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 8/6/2014

Edward L. SMITH, 64
Edward L. Smith, 64, Chemung RD 1, N.Y., died unexpectedly on Saturday, March 26, 1983 at the Tioga General Hospital.  Born March 20, 1919 in Candor, N.Y., he was the son of the late Henry and Lorena Nichols Smith.  A veteran of World War II, he held membership with VFW Memorial Post 8104, Waverly.  Mr. Smith was a long time resident of the valley area, and retired in 1976 as a clerk and one-time assistant manager of National Auto Parts in Waverly.  His wife, Beatrice Smith, predeceased him on April 23, 1978; as did a brother Henry.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Byron (Diane) Carney of Waverly RD 2; one stepson, John Abrams of South Waverly; four sisters; Mrs. Glenn (Alberta) Lattimer of Owego, N.Y., Mrs. Alfred (Ida) Johnston of Sayre, Mrs. Francis (Vivian) Holdridge of Harpursville, and Mrs. Shirley Dragoo of Nichols, N.Y.; one brother, Leroy of Vestal, N.Y.; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and cousins.  Friends may call at the Allgeier and Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly St., Waverly, tonight from 7 to 9 p.m.  VFW services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held there at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Edward Lecates, pastor of the Sayre Pilgrim Holiness Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.

 

SMITH Evelyn Mary LaRosa

88, of 208 N. Wilbur Ave. Sayre, Pa. died Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the Highlands Care Center in LaPorte, Pa. Evelyn was born April 23, 1924 in Athens, PA the daughter of Carl and Mary Johnson Smith. She was a graduate of Sayre High School class of 1942 and in early years was employed by Sayre Lingerie. On May 15, 1948 she married Larry LaRosa at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Owego, N.Y. She was preceded in death by her husband on October 30, 1993. Evelyn was a member of the Epiphany Parish in Sayre and was a former member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Athens. She was a member of Roma Madre Lodge No. 1342 Order Sons of Italy in Sayre and Skiff-Bower VFW Post No. 1536, Sayre. Evelyn enjoyed playing shuffleboard and caring for her dogs. She is survived by: Her children, Larry C. LaRosa of Sayre and Rosemary Riedel and husband Bob of Savannah, GA; grandchildren, Justin Eisenhart of Savannah, GA, Ashley LaRosa of Philadelphia, PA and Gabriella LaRosa of Watkins Glen, NY; a nephew, David Smith of Pontiac, IL; and niece, Monica Ellsworth of Elmira, NY.  The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Alteri- Bowen Funeral Home 314 Desmond St. Sayre, PA. Roma Madre Lodge Order Sons of Italy, Sayre will hold a memorial service at the funeral home at 6:30 p.m. Amass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, Waverly, N.Y. with the Rev. Vincent Langan as celebrant. interment will be private in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to Epiphany Parish, 304 S. Elmer Ave. Sayre, PA18840 in Evelyn Mary LaRosa’s memory.   Sayre Morning Times – June 25, 2012

GUY W. SMITH JR. of Mount Pleasant, S.C., formerly of South Waverly, Pa., passed away at Hospice of South Carolina on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Guy, who was commonly called Junnie, was born in Athens, Pa., on Nov. 27, 1921 to Guy and Stella Smith. He was a graduate of Athens High School, Class of 1939. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1942 and was wounded in the Pacific Theatre. In January 1945, he was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps for wounds received in battle. In December 1947, he married Joyce Woodward of Sayre, Pa., and they raised four children. He worked for the Ingersoll Rand company until his retirement. Guy and his wife then moved to Isle of Palms, S.C., where they resided with their daughter and son-in-law for the next 30 years. While residing on the Isle of Palms, Guy was awarded Citizen of the Year twice for his involvement with the beach patrol and the neighborhood watch. He will also be remembered as the floor manager at the Keystone Roller Rink in Sayre for over 20 years.
He is survived by: his daughter, Barbara (Rolf) Gobien of Isle of Palms; sons, Robert (Laura) Smith of Athens, Richard (Ingrid) Smith of Binghamton, N.Y., and Timothy (Lisa) Smith of Olney, Md.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Guy was predeceased by his wife, Joyce, in 2002; brothers, Edward Smith, Joseph Smith and Jim Smith; and sister, Ester Carney. As per his wishes, there will be no services and burial will be at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, at the family's convenience. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one's favorite charity. –Sayre Morning Times 8/7/2014

H.L. SMITH, Jr. of Chemung Dies at Age 54
Henry L. Smith, Jr., 54, of Chemung, N.Y. died Monday night, March 31, 1975, at the Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness.  Born in Nichols on May 28, 1920, he was the son of Rev. Henry S. Smith and Lorena Nichols Smith.  He resided most of his lifetime in Waverly and for the past seven years in Chemung.  A self-employed carpenter, he was a subcontractor for Local 532, Elmira Carpenter’s Union.  He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, 1490 of Waverly.  Survivors include his wife, Isabelle, at home; one son, Richard Smith of Sayre; one daughter, Mrs. Bruce (Georgiann) Wallen of Westfield, N.Y.; his parents, Rev. and Mrs. Henry S. Smith of Waverly’ three stepsons, Donald Post of Elmira, Richard Post of Chemung, and David Post at home; two brothers, Edward Smith of Waverly and LeRoy Smith of Vestal; four sisters, Mrs. Alfred (Ida) Johnston of Sayre, Mrs. Glen (Alberta) Lattimer of Owego, Mrs. Francis (Vivian) Holdridge of New Milford, Pa, Mrs. Darrell (Shirley) Dragoo of Waverly; three grandchildren, four step-grandchildren; one aunt, Mrs. Hazel Stevens of Elmira; one uncle, Clarence Smith of Ohio; several nieces and nephews and cousins.  Friends may call at the Russell Funeral Home, 462 Fulton St., Waverly, Thursday afternoon and evening from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.  The funeral and committal service will be held at the funeral home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. Burdette Mason, pastor of the Elmira Cavalry Church of the Nazarene, officiating.  Burial will be in Chemung Cemetery.

SMITH – Henry S. Smith (Rev), 79, of 454 Waverly St., Waverly, formerly of the Triple Cities, died Sunday at his home.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. LoRena (Nichols) Smith, Waverly; four daughters, Mrs. Glenn (Alberta) Lattimer, Owego, Mrs. Alfred (Ida) Johnston, Sayre, Mrs. Francis (Vivian) Holdridge, New Milford, PA, and Mrs. Shirley Dragoo; 2 sons, Edward L., Chemung and LeRoy D., Vestal; one deceased son, Henry Smith, died March 31st, 1975, Sayre, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter; one brother, Clarence, Salem, Ohio; one deceased brother, Hyatt; several nieces and nephews.  He started his ministry in the Catskill Mountains; he was pastor at Miltown Chapel in Miltown; Binghamton City Mission.  He was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church, Sayre, where he has been a member for 15 years.  He was a self-employed carpenter.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the Kolb-Allgeier Funeral Service, 445 Waverly St., Waverly, Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Billie Bidwell, of the Pilgrim Holiness Church officiating.  Burial in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, Pa.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  (1978)

SMITH –JENNIE L. SMITH SEGAR, 81, formerly of Sheshequin, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 1994.  Born in Gleason, Pa., Nov. 29, 1912, she was the daughter of Carl and Mary Johnston Smith.  She attended Athens schools,  She was a member of the Sayre Chapter No. 43 of the Order of the Eastern Star.  She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Alfred M. Segar Sr., in 1980, and also a grandson, Donald.  She is survived by her son and his wife; Alfred M. Jr. and Barbara Segar of Sheshequin; three grandchildren; Alfred M. Segar III, William G. Segar and Kathryn J. Eiklor, all of Sheshequin; great-grandchildren; Daniel and Lacey Eiklor of Sheshequin; one sister, Evelyn LaRosa of Sayre; one brother, Charles Alden Smith of Elmira, N.Y.; sisters-in-law; Janice Merena of Athens and Nettie Wolfe of Waverly; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral and committal service will be held there Saturday at 10 a.m. with the pastor of the Orwell Hill Bible Church, the Rev. Steven Park, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorials may be made to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 4, Box 60A, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

SMITH JOHNSON Louise , 87, formerly of 203 Walnut St., Athens, Pa., died Monday, June 10, 2002, at the Heritage Nursing Home after an extended illness.  Born in Laquin, Pa., March 18, 1915, the daughter of Earl C. and Laura ELLIOT SMITH, she attended Athens High School.  She was formerly employed at Blue Swan Mills in Sayre, Pa., from 1946 to 1977.  She was an active member of the First Church of God, Sayre; a member of the Athens Senior Citizens Club; and a member of the Retired I.L.G.W.U., Sayre Chapter, where she served as secretary for many years. She was well-known for her wedding and birthday cakes.  She was predeceased by her husband, Claude J. Johnson, on Nov. 17, 1981; her brother, Kenneth "Baldy" SMITH; and sisters, Lela MACNAMARA, Luella WITTIG and Carolyn DYER.  She is survived by her children and their spouses: Arlene and Gilbert ROGERS of Sayre; Donald "Tiger" and Donna JOHNSON of Sayre; and Gene and Joyce JOHNSON of New Port Richey, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Michael, Michelle, Jeffrey, Steven, Connie, John, Lori, Julie and Robert; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, the Rev. Lynn H. and Lorraine SMITH of Rockville, Md.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family and friends may call Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Kimberly CLARK, pastor of the First Church of God, officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the First Church of God Building Fund, 416 N. Keystone Ave., Sayre, Pa. 18840.

JOSEPH E. SMITH, 73, of 217 Ann St., Athens, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, while on a cruise in the Atlantic Ocean.  Born in Athens Dec. 29, 1919, he was a son of Joseph and Lillian Stump Smith.  He attended Athens Schools.  He served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.  He returned from the service and was employed at Remington Rand in Elmira, N.Y., for five years, then was employed as a machinist at the Ingersoll Rand, Athens, for 35 years, retiring in 1991.  He enjoyed golfing, fishing and computers.  Joe was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Athens, B.P.O.E. No. 1148 of Sayre, where he was past exalted ruler; the Loyal Order of the Moose No. 1490 of Waverly; the Sons of Italy Roma Madre Lodge No. 1342; the Skiff Bower Post No. 1536 V.F.W. of Sayre; and the Ft. Sullivan Post No. 246 American Legion of Athens.  He currently served on the Athens Borough Council, where he had served for several terms.  He is survived by his wife, Doris, at home; his daughters, Cindie Gable of Lancaster, Pa., Sheila and Robert Perry of Ogdensburg, Pa., and Donna Rosenkranz of Harpursville, N.Y.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his brothers, Thomas, Daniel and James Smith, and his sisters, Katherine Robinson and Betty Chalker.  Family and friends may call Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral home, Athens.  The Sayre Elks will hold a memorial service at 7 p.m.  A Biblical Wake service will be held.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Athens, with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Military honors will be accorded by the Valley Color Guard.  Memorials may be made in his name to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

SNYDER –FLORENCE M. SNYDER CALLEAR, 82, of Athens RD 2, Litchfield died unexpectedly on Sunday Jan. 21, 1990 at home. Born Aug. 13, 1907 in Sayre, she was the daughter of John and Grace Elpey Snyder. She was a lifelong resident of Litchfield. She was a member of the Sayre Senior Citizens and was an avid follower of auction sales. She retired from Sayre Lingerie in 1969. She is survived by four sons: Lavern, Donald and Charles Callear of Athens and Jack Callear of Sayre; two daughters: Herethel Campbell of Sayre and Mrs. Earl (Ardena) Bodine of Chemung: a sister, Mrs. Louis (Gladys) Geiser of Elmira; 22 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins and a close friend and companion, Gerald Roberts of Sayre. She was predeceased by her husband, Clinton in 1982 and by a brother, Walter Snyder. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Schuster, Pastor of the Ogden Hillcrest United Methodist Church, Binghamton officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the Litchfield Fire Auxiliary in care of Lorena French, RD 2, Athens, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

SNEDEKER –KATHRYN E. SHEDDEN, 75, 210 Guthrie Square, Sayre died at the Robert Packer hospital early Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1986 after a short illness.  Born Nov. 18, 1910 in Towanda she was the daughter of Arthur and Kathryn Shay Snedeker.  Mrs. Shedden was a long-time resident of the Valley, where she was a member of the Sayre First Presbyterian Church, Tioga Point League and Athens and Sayre Senior Citizens clubs.  During World War II she served as a lieutenant at the Sayre Red Cross Canteen.  Surviving are her husband, Paul at home; daughter, Mrs. William (Suzanne) Westbrook of Athens RD 2; two nephews, Donald B. of Waverly and Clifford Snedeker of Clearwater, Fla.; and a niece, Virginia of Madrid, Spain.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held there at 10 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Frank Havens, chaplain at the Robert Packer hospital officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorials may be directed to a charity of one-s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review

SNYDER –ROBERTA S. ‘BOBBIE’ SICKLER, 89 of Sayre, Pa., died on Tuesday, June 19, 2007, at the Guthrie Sayre House.  Born April 20, 1918, in Sheshequin, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Bert and Myrtie Heavnor Snyder.  Bobbie was an avid card and bingo player. She was a member of the Ulster Alumni Association, the Order of the Eastern Star, Sayre Christian Church and the Pennsylvania Retired Teachers Association. She was a teacher for more than 37 years in the Athens and Sayre school districts, retiring from Sayre School District.  She was predeceased by her husband, Nelson Sickler, and four sisters, Laura Evans, Ethel Spaulding, Alice Galough-Brown and Vera Rounds.  She is survived by her children, Robert and Ellen Sickler of South Waverly, Pa., and Barbara and Jon Lincoln of Sayre; grandchildren, Robert and Julia Sickler of Weedsport, N.Y., David and Stacey Sickler of Athens, Pa., Todd Lincoln of Vermont, Laurie and Ted Skerpon of Syracuse, N.Y., and Susan and Patrick McNamara of Sayre; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 29, at the Sayre Christian Church, 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre, with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  The family will provide the flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Sayre Christian Church, 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre, Pa. or a charity of one's choice.   –Towanda Daily Review 6/25/2007

SNYDER - Vivian Mary Green (Snyder), age 66, of Villas died on December 23, 2007 at her home. Born in Sayre, PA she graduated from Sayre High School class of 1939 and had been the class treasurer. Vivian resided in Sayre for 76 years before relocating to the Villas in 1997. She was a secretary/bookkeeper for Jay Scanlon Insurance Agency in Sayre retiring in 1983 after25 years. Previously she had worked for the Sayre Gas Co.. She was a member of Sayre United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Alice and Walter C. Snyder. She was married in 1953 to Howard D. Green, who died in 1987 and previously married to Charles L. Horton and divorced in 1948. She was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Rae Myers (Horton) in 1997; four brothers and a sister, Roland, Raymond, Charles and Walter, Jr. and Florence Trodden.  Surviving are a daughter, Delores J. Basco, with whom she resided; a sister, Alice Mase of New Port Richie, FL; five grandchildren, Susan Dickey, Joseph Basco, Kenneth Basco and Alice Shafer and 18 great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be private. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. Contributions in her memory may abe sent to: Heartland Hospice , 2 Braddock Drive, Somers Point, NJ 08244.  Evoy Funeral Home Died - December 23, 2007 Age: 86 - Birthdate: July 20, 1921 Place of Birth: Sayre, PA

SOPER - Julia Marie (Soper) Passeri, 86, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., diedon Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, at the home of her daughter surrounded by her family.  She was the loving wife of the late Joseph Passeri, who diedon Jan. 29, 1993. The couple married April 23, 1938, and had 54 happy years together. Julia was born on March 3, 1922, in Binghamton, N.Y., daughter of the late Leland and Lillian (Crumm) Soper. She was a homemaker and farmer's wife while her children were growing up. After, Julia went to work for the local 5&10, American Silk, then Eureka, which became Paper Magic in the town of Troy. She loved to garden and raise flowers, watch birds and crochet. Throughout her life, her main concern was her family. Julia is survived by her son, Fred (Linda) Passeri of Columbia Cross Roads; her daughter, Mary (Ed) Hammond of East Troy, Pa.; her grandchildren, Wendell Passeri of Wilkesboro, N.C., and former wife Yvette, and Sharon (Wayne) May of Gillett, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Krista, Joe and Justin Passeri; her brothers, Jack Soper of Florida and Boney (Barb) Soper of Gillett; her sisters, Jean (Bernie) Koop of Van Etten, N.Y., Sally (Phil) Wood of Alba, Pa., and Connie Soper and companion Bob of South Dakota; along with several nieces and nephews. Julia was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph; her brothers, Richard "Dick" and Lee Soper; and her sister Polly Soper. Services are private and at the convenience of the family. The Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, PA, has been entrusted with funeral arrangements. - Towanda  Daily Review on 2/17/2009

SPACEK - Betty Rose Spacek, 81, formerly of the Valley died at Dar-Way Nursing Home in Forksville on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2006. Betty was born on July 24, 1926 in Elmira, N.Y., the daughter of William H. and Rosella Conklin Spacek. Betty was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Athens. She retired from the Robert Packer Hospital after many years of service. She is survived by: her sister, Rosella Trim of Farmville, Va.; sister, Mary Ann Spacek of Elmira, N.Y.; and her brother, Jack Spacek of Elmira, N.Y. There will be no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Athens. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.- Sayre Morning Times, 20 Feb. 2008

SPARDUTI –ROSE H. SPARDUTI COSTELLO, 97, of Sayre, Pa., passed away Wednesday morning, August 27, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.Rose was born in Sayre on February 18, 1917 the daughter of Peter and Mary Mitchell Sparduti. On June 8, 1940, she married Lawrence Joseph "Chip" Costello, who preceded her in death on March 23, 1998. Rose was a member of the Church of the Epiphany and the Altar and Rosary Society. Rose held a special place in her heart for her nieces, nephews and their families whom she leaves behind. In addition to her parents and husband, Rose was preceded in death by her brothers, John, Joseph, Louis, Michael and Fredrick Sparduti and sisters, Pauline Clark, Mary Harding and Theresa Sparduti. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, August 29, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, South Elmer Avenue, Sayre. Interment will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. There are no calling hours. The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Epiphany Parish, 304 S. Elmer Ave. Sayre, PA in Rose's memory. –Sayre Morning Times 8/28/2014

SPAULDING - TALADA, Carrie B.
Age 86 of 114 Main St., Wellsburg, N.Y., Wednesday, August 24, 1977. Friends may call at the Roberts Funeral Home Friday 2 to  4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services there Saturday 2 p.m. Rev. John Beers officiating. Interment Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. At convenience of the family . Survived by daughters, Mrs. Anna Peterson of Owego, N.Y., Mrs. Ethel Stapes of Wells-burg, N.Y., Mrs. Alberta Brown of Sayre, Pa., Mrs. Clara Mullen of S. Waverly, Pa., Mrs. Thelma VanDuzer of Wellsburg, Mrs. Madeline Yaple of Erin, N.Y., Mrs. Charlotte Chamberlain of Waverly, N. Y.; sons, Albert  Talada of Windham, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Lou Dart of Etna, N.Y.; brother, Fred Spaulding also of Etna; 42 grandchildren; 52 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

SPENCER –JANET M. ZIMMER, 52 of 364 Pennsylvania Ave., Sayre, died at the Robert Packer Hospital Nov. 7, 1993.  Born Dec. 15, 1940 in Sayre, she was the daughter of William and Mattie Mansfield Spencer.  She is survived by her husband, Charles at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Mary Zimmer of Syracuse, N.Y.; a daughter, Angela Lynn Zimmer at home; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Bernadette Zimmer; step-sons and step-daughters, Charles T. Zimmer Jr. of Sayre, Connie Lou Robinson of New Albany, John W. Zimmer of Athens and Dale Zimmer and Gale Zimmer of Elmira, N.Y.; a brother, Jim Spencer of Wisconsin; a brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. William Hancock of Wisconsin; a sister, Dawn Swingle of LeRaysville; and her twin sister, Janice Orshal of Athens.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral home on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral 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 the Tioga point Cemetery.  Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Pa. Chapter, 912 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

SPENCER John - John “Jack” Spencer, 74, husband of Margaret (Simons) Spencer of First Street, Athens, died
Wednesday morning, June 16, 2010 at the Ashton Heath Center, Athens, Pa., following a period of declining health. Jack was born in Standing Stone, Pa. on Jan. 17, 1936. He married his wife Margaret, on July 6, 1963 in Waverly, N.Y. As a laborer Jack worked for Ingersoll Rand for 43 years until his retirement, Feb. of 2000. Jack spent his spare time fishing and landscaping. He enjoyed the outdoors and working with his hands. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nellie (Dull) Spencer, his father William Spencer, brothers, Ray Spencer, William Spencer Jr. and a sister Carol (Spencer) Daniels. Jack is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Carrie Spencer of Apalachin, N.Y. and grandson John Spencer, II, of Sayre, Pa. Also surviving are brothers, Fay Spencer of Waverly, Donnie Spencer; a sister and brother-in-law Louis (Spencer) and Earnest Hand of Fort Myers, Fla. Jack will be laid to rest in the Tioga Point Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial services for Jack will be held on Friday, June 18, 2010 at 6 P.M. at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 135 Chemung St., Waverly with Pastor Larry Day officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until the start of the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in loving memory of Jack. The family would like to extend a thank you to the loving and caring staff of Ashton Health Center and Guthrie Hospice. – Sayre Morning Times, June 17, 2010

LEO A. SPENCER age 70 of 105 Olive St., Sayre, Pa. died Monday, July 31, 2000 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after an extended illness.  Born in Sayre, Pa. on April 28, 1930 the son of George M. and Evelyn Trumble Spencer, he graduated from Sayre High School in 1948.  He was formerly employed as a machinist at Ingersoll-Rand in Athens and retired in 1992.  He was an avid hunter.  He was a member of Chemung Valley Blue Lodge No. 350, the Waverly-Corning Consistory and the Montour Falls Yacht Club.  He was also a former member of Loyal Order of the Moose No. 1490 of Waverly, N.Y. and a former associate member of American Legion Betowski-VanDemark Post No. 492 of Waverly, N.Y.  Leo is survived by his daughters, Bonnie Spencer of Chemung, N.Y., and Ellen Reynolds of Sayre; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce Spencer and June Roby of South Waverly, Pa.; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Wes Love of Kannapolis, N.C.; six grandchildren, Billy Brotzman of Athens, Pa., Jessica Humphrey of Boston and Kelly Wayman of Chemung, N.Y., Ashley Spencer of Sayre and Brandon and Tanner Reynolds of Sayre; brothers, Olin “O.C.” and Dawn Spencer of Waverly, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Helen Spencer of McDonough, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his parents; two sisters, Geraldine Spencer and Charlotte Holseapple; and two brothers, Rodney Spencer and Burleigh Spencer.  Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Masonic Lodge No. 350 F&AM of Waverly, N.Y. will hold memorial services there at 7 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dianne Glover, pastor of the Athens United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

SPENCER - HARDING, MYRTLE M.,   Services were held June 6 for Myrtle M. Harding, 45, Athens, at the Jenkins Funeral Home with Rev. Joseph J. Gasper officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  Mrs. Harding died June 3, 1984 at Robert Packer Hospital.  She was born Nov. 12, 1938 in Towanda, daughter of Emmett and Mable Wood Spencer.  She was a graduate of SRU High School and with her husband William operated the New Bonney Hotel, Athens.  She is survived by her husband, Athens; mother, Ulster; sons, Robert with the U.S.Marine Corps in Hawaii and Craig at home; daughter Linda, at home; brothers, Henry Spencer of Milan, Edward, Bernard and Michael, all of Ulster, and Richard of Columbia Cross Roads; sisters, Marion Jefferson of Milan, Joyce Benjamin of Columbia Cross Roads and Irene Bishop of Ulster; several nieces, nephews and cousins. (TGR May 31, 1984)

 

SPENCER Olin C. (O.C.) Spencer

age 89, of 1674 Talmadge Hill Rd, Waverly, N.Y., long time Valley businessman and retired Veteran, died Nov. 1, 2012, at Geisinger Medical hospital. He was born April 26,1923 in Sayre. Survived by his wife of 64 years-Dawn Meade Spencer. He has four children, Candy (Spencer) Hakes (her husband is Curtis), Cliff Spencer (his wife Kathy), Cindy Spencer Barrett (her husband Jim) and Craig Spencer (his wife Sandy). O.C. has many grandchildren, Candy's children Tabatha, Scott, Shannon, Cliff's son Brian, Cindy's son's Jimbo and John and Craig's children, Brittany and Nicholas. O.C. has 18 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a close Uncle Jeff Tracy. Predeceased by Burleigh Spencer, Rodney Spencer, Leo Spencer, Charlotte Holsapple. Worked for 30 years in plumbing and heating. Worked for the Lehigh railroad for many years. He was a member of the Waverly American Legion Post 492, past Commander County and state, A life time member over 60 years. 32nd Degree Mason and member of VFW Post 45. Past President of the Waverly Rotary Club, Paul Harris Fellow Award. Sons of Union Veterans, Sayre Elks Club, Waverly Fire Police Life member over 50 years, member J.E. Hallett fire police and U.S. Army, retired first sergeant 23 years, served in World War II and Korea. He received many medals and citations. A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. The celebration of Olin's life will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 with the Rev. Benjamin Lee Lentz honoring his memory. A special tribute to Olin's life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service. A military service will follow the funeral service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any service organization of your choice.   Towanda Daily Review – November 7, 2012

 

SPENCER Phyllis Spencer Altieri
80, widow of Claude Altieri of Sacketts Harbor, N.Y., formerly of South Waverly, Pa., died peacefully Friday, May 14, 2010 in Sacketts Harbor, N.Y.  Phyllis was born June 24, 1929 in Allentown, Pa., the daughter of the late Daniel and Pearl Baker Spencer. She was a graduate of the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing in Sayre. On November 24, 1954, Phyllis married Claude Altieri at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Towanda, Pa. Phyllis was employed as a registered nurse at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for 30 years until her retirement. She was a member of the former St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in South Waverly and the Altar & Rosary Society there. Surviving are her children, Thomas D. Altieri and his wife Michele of New Kensington, Pa., David Altieri and Ron Burris of Sacketts Harbor, N.Y., Diane Black of Harwood, Md.; grandchildren, Gina Leskovic and her husband Luke, Thomas J. Altieri and his wife Autumn, Sara Bianco and her husband Ryan, Michael Altieri and his wife Mandy, Dominic Altieri, Gabriel Altieri, Jon Ryan Burris, Kelli Giles, Christopher Giles; great-grandson, Niko Jeremy Leskovic; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Clement and Anna Altieri of South Waverly; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Claude on March 23, 1997 and by her brother, Gerald Spencer in 1956. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home 314 Desmond St. Sayre, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at the EpiphanyParish, South Elmer Ave. Sayre, Pa., with the Rev. Vincent Langan as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. – Sayre Morning Times, May 15, 2010

SPENCER - Ray M. Spencer, 61, Athens, Pa. died on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 at home.  He was born on March 13, 1948 in Sayre, Pa. the son of the late William and Nellie DULL Spencer.  Ray was a member of the Fort Sullivan American Legion Post 246 Athens, Pa., worked at the IR in Athens from the time he graduated from school until 2000.  He enjoyed renting movies, walking in town, and being in the country setting.  He is predeceased by his brother Bill Spencer and sister Carol Daniels.  He is survived by his son Mike and Jenn Spencer, Waverly, N.Y.; grandchildren Brandon, Keegan, Virginia, Tyler, Matthew, Zacchariah, and Michaela Spencer, Waverly, N.Y.; siblings Lois and Ernest Hand, Ft. Myers, Fla., Fay Spencer, Waverly, N.Y., Jack and Margaret Spencer, Athens, Pa., Donald Spencer, and Beverly and Ron Bleiler, Athens, Pa.; and special friends Ruth Holley and Sylvia Olmstead; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA from 12 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. Funeral Services will follow at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Sharon Lowery officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  11 Jan. 2010, Sayre Morning Times.

ROBERT A. SPENCER, 69 of RR 1 Box 121, Milan died Friday, Feb. 3, 1995 at the Corning Hospital.  He was born June 2, 1925 in Corry, Pa. the son of Merle and Alpha Haupin Spencer.  He graduated from Corry High School in 1943 then served as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  He graduated from the University of Nebraska.  He was employed as superintendent of Plant Engineering and Maintenance for Sylvania in Towanda from 1948 to 1986.  He was a member of several Masonic bodies in Towanda and the G.T.E. Quarter Century Club.  He is survived by his wife, Francella at home; his children and their spouses; Cmdr. Robert A. and Cynthia Spencer Jr. of Waldor, Md., Marianne and John Passmore of Corning, N.Y., Scott Spencer of Alexandria, Va. and Melanie and Daniel Spinston of Rowlett, Texas; three grandsons; Paul and Patrick Spencer and J. P. MacGregor Passmore; his sisters; Mary McCaslin of Corry, Pa. and Margaret Spencer of St. Louis, Mo.; and several nephews and cousins.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home Athens, Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the Athens United Methodist Church, Athens Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Howard Hockenbury, pastor officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the Athens United Methodist Church, 118 South Main St., Athens, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

RODNEY A. SPENCER, 63 of 126 Willow St., Athens died Friday, Feb. 14, 1992.  He was born Dec. 14, 1928 in Sayre the son of George and Evelyn Trumbull Spencer.  He was a member of the Skiff Bower Post of the V.F.W. #1536 the American Legion Fort Sullivan Post #246, the Sayre-Athens Lions Club and the Waverly Moose Lodge #1490.  Spencer was predeceased by his wife Joann in 1980 and a sister Charlotte Holsapole.  He is survived by: one daughter, Mrs. Bernie (Yvonne) Davis of Waverly; three brothers, Burleigh Spencer of McDonough, N.Y., Olin Spencer of Waverly, N.Y. and Leo Spencer of Sayre; a mother-in-law, Mrs. Eva Hill; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ronald and Roberta Fassett and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Thomas M. Jenkins Funeral Home in Athens on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Charles Wasielewski officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery.  V.F.W. services will be held Monday evening at 7 p.m. American Legion services will follow at 7:30 p.m.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 413 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. or to the charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review

William 'Bill" SPENCER Jr., 68, Waverly, N.Y.
12/13/2001 Towanda Daily Review
William "Bill" Spencer Jr., 68, of 38 Vanatta Road, Waverly, N.Y., died at the Robert Packer Hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001.  He was born Nov. 26, 1933, in Liberty Corners, the son of William and Nellie Dull Spencer Sr. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. He was a patrolman for the Borough of Athens for many years, retiring in 1981. He was currently employed by Ajax Foundry as a security guard. He volunteered with the V.A. Clinic in Sayre. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Shirley, at home; his children and their spouses; Sylvia and Joseph Brennan of Athens, Judy and John McGrath of Athens, William H. III and Ida S. Spencer of Sayre, Ward and Annette Spencer of Sayre, and a special son and his wife, Daniel Fiske and Sandy Meyers of Waverly, N.Y. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Brian Mullen of Colorado, Scott Chandler of Athens, Jason and Casey McGrath of Athens, Dustin, Austin and Cassidy Spencer of Sayre, and Joanna Fiske of Waverly, N.Y; four brothers; three sisters; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. Private services will be held at Friday at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

SPENCER William Spencer Jr., 68 of Spencer, NY died Dec. 11, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Born in Liberty Corners, the son of William and Nellie DULL Spencer.  He served in the Army serving in Korea

 

SPICER Carolyn R. Spicer 

Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Aunt - Age 71, of Elmira, died  December 21, 2012. She was known for her love of music, gardening, relatives, crosswords, conversation and all things beautiful, big and small. She was the loving mother of William McCracken, Saginaw, TX, Carol (McCracken) Davis, Phoenix, AZ, Charles McCracken, Elmira, NY, Julia (McCracken) Fitzpatrick, Melrose, MA and Timothy McCracken, Elmira, NY. She leaves behind eight grandchildren. Carolyn is also survived by Claude (Tike) Spicer, nephew, and many other nieces and nephews that gave her great comfort. Carolyn was the beloved sister of Seneca (Gene) Spicer, Linda Burdick-Van Norman and Twila Burdick-Myers. She was also devoted to her feline friend, Ginger Berry. The family will receive relatives and friends at her Funeral Service, Saturday, January 5, 2013, at the Kalec Funeral Home, 705 Church Street, Elmira, NY at 1 p.m. with burial to follow at Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, PA.    Star Gazette – January 3, 2013

 

STANFORD –VIRGINIA FRISBIE MAYO.  Our loving mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, Virginia Frisbie Mayo, 88 of the Elizabeth Square Apartments, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, Feb. 17, 2006.  She was born on Jan. 14, 1918 in Johnson City, N.Y., a daughter of the late Clarence and Irma (Rosa) Stanford.  Virginia was a graduate of the Waverly High School and a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church. She enjoyed watching NASCAR racing and was an avid New York Mets fan, although her greatest enjoyment was being her family and grandchildren.  Virginia is survived by a daughter, Lucretia Lane of Athens; sons and daughters-in-law, Bernard and Ruth Frisbie of Waverly, Grant and Nancy Frisbie of Sayre, Gary and Sharon Frisbie of Corning, N.Y., Wayne and Jeannine Frisbie of Lima, N.Y., Charles and Dorothy Mayo of Lockwood and Kenneth and Lisa Mayo of Waverly; daughter-in-law, Connie Frisbie of Elmira; her sisters and brother-in-law, Beverly Dowd of Elmira and Jacquelynn and Harold Krause of Wellsburg; 21 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces nephews and their families.  Virginia was predeceased by her first husband, LaVern Frisbie on April 26, 1956; her second husband, Herbert Mayo on Jan. 31, 1975; a son, Robert Frisbie in 2002; and a sister, Flora Courtright on May 28, 1978.  A time of remembering the special gift Virginia was to all of us will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 at noon at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, with Pastor Gary Culver, of the Emory Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Emory Baptist Chapel Church, Emory Chapel Rd., Barton, N.Y.

STANKO –BERTHA S. MEEKER, 72, Sayre, PA died Thursday, November 20, 1997 at home after a short illness.  Born in Athens Township, December 15, 1924, the daughter of Mike and Mary Lasha Stanko, she attended school in Greens Landing.  Later she worked at the Blue Swan Mills in Sayre.  She is survived by her daughter and son-n-law, Judy and Kenneth White of Sayre;  her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Brenda May Heeman of Troy, PA; her step-sons, William and Thomas Meeker, both of Sayre; nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; two sisters; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was  predeceased by her husband, Henry W. Meeker in 1994.  Funeral and committal were held at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens on November 22 with Chaplain Gordon Bortle officiating and burial to be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorials may be made to the Gideon Memorial Bible Representative, Box 23, Troy, PA.  –Troy Gazette-Register

STEAFATHER –FLORENCE E. VANHORN, 97 died Tuesday, July 8, 1997 after a lengthy illness.  Born in Ricketts, Pa. in 1900, the daughter of Harry and Clara Hunsinger Steafather, she lived her life in Athens.  She operated a beauty shop in Athens and was an artist in oils.  She worked for the Ingersoll Rand during World War II.  She attended the Presbyterian Church in Athens and belonged to the Sally Sawtelle Class.  She was predeceased by her husband, Owen “Gene” VanHorn, March 24, 1970; her brothers, Floyd, Gayle and Myles Steafather, all of Dushore, and her sisters, Lila Fiocca of Dushore and Madge Carey of Coopers Plaines, N.Y.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Elaine of Robert Forkan of Sayre, a granddaughter, Patricia Ann Forkan of Chevy Chase, Md.; nieces and nephews, Shirley Norconk of New Albany, Marcella Shaad of Mildred, Marcia Carey of London, England, Harriet Steafather of Springfield, N.J., Stephen Carey of Coopers Plains, N.Y., and William Steafather of New London, Conn.; also sisters-in-law, Florence Franks of Sayre and Estelle Steafather of El Cajon, Calif.; and several other nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Friday from 10 to 11 a.m.  Funeral and committal services will follow at 11 a.m. with rev. Walter Swetman, her pastor of the Athens Presbyterian church officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 622 S. Main St., Athens, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

STEBBENS Mary Lou Wright

81, of Athens, Pa., died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at Burlington County Manor. She was born on Feb. 23, 1932 in Corning, N.Y. the daughter of the late Graceson and Myrtle Black Stebbens. Mary Lou was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and she loved spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed caring for her yard and garden. Mary Lou was a member of C.L.D.S., Towanda; 50-year member of the L.O.O.M. in Corning and Waverly; 50-year member of the V.F.W. in Corning and Sayre; spent 25 years with T.O.P.S. #646, Waverly; and 25 years as a K.O.P. in T.O.P.S. #646. She is predeceased by her husband John, daughter Johna Bobick and several siblings.  Mary Lou is survived by her children Graceson and Judy Brotzman of Athens, Pa.; Aaron and Denise Brotzman of Athens, Pa., Elwood and Suzanne Brotzman of White Post, Va., and Judy and Richard Winslow of Athens, Pa.; grandchildren Carl Brotzman of Sayre, Pa., Dawn Sims of Gulfport, Miss., and Aaron Brotzman of Altoona, Pa.; great-grandchildren Breana, Darien, Aerial, and Ashton; sister Lucille Barnstead of Elmira, N.Y.; brother and his wife Fred and Marjorie Black of Staten Island, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral Services will follow at the funeral home at 11a.m. with Bishop Daniel Bynak officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA.  Sayre Morning Times – September 16, 2013

 

STEDGE, DR. RODNEY L.
Age 80, of W. Packer St. Sayre, Pa Saturday, October 13, 1973 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Calling hours will be Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kolb and Allgeir Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave. Sayre, PA Funeral and committal services at the First Presbyterian Church of Sayre, at 10 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Reginald McInroy officiating. Burial in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA Contributions to the First Presbyterian Church of Sayre or the Robert Packer Hospital building fund would be appreciated. Masonic services will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 7p.m. He is survived by his wife, Florence; two sons, Paul of Vestal, NY and Peterof Elwyn, PA; two grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, Mrs George (Joan) Smith, Hersey, Pa, Mrs Arthur (Carolyn) Grenell, Bloomfield, NJ, seven step grandchildren. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Sayre. He belonged to numerous Masonic bodies, a member of the Board of Trustees at the Robert Packer Hospital, a member of the Sayre Rotary, American Legion, past president of the Sayre School Board, a member of the A.M.A and P.M.A. and a veteran of World War I

Sayre Evening Times Feb 21, 2005. Miss Bertha Wanda STEVENS, 73, of Sayre died Feb. 20, 2005 at the Heritage Nursing Home. She was born in Sayre on April 27, 1931, the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Naomi Dill Stevens. Bertha was a 1949 graduate of Sayre High School. She was employed for many years in the shipping office of McKay Products in Sayre. She was also employed for a number of years in the sales office of American LaFrance in Elmira. She was a lifetime member of the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre. Bertha was predeceased by: a sister, Esther Stevens in 1995, and a brother, Joseph Stevens in 1948. She is survived by: a brother, Charles "Ted" Stevens of Sayre. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Benjamin Lentz officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Arrangements are under the supervision of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., Athens. Memorial may be directed to the Evangelism and Renewal Committee of the Church of the Redeemer, 201 Wilbur Ave., Sayre, PA 18840.

CHARLES THEODORE ‘TED’ STEVENS, 77, died Monday, May 9, 2005 at the Heritage Nursing Home, Athens. Born Feb. 21, 1928, he was the son of the late Charles and Mary Naomi Dill Stevens. He was a graduate of Sayre High School. He retired from Schweizer Aircraft Corporation in Elmira, N.Y., where he was employed for over 25 years as an aircraft inspector. He was an active member of the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre, where he was a member of the choir for 50 years. He was also a lay reader in the church and took part in many other church activities. He was an avid trout fisherman and loved the outdoors. He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Joseph L. Stevens, in 1948; a sister, Esther Stevens, in 1995; and sister, Bertha Stevens, in 2005. Private services will be held at the convenience of the church with the Rev. Benjamin Lentz officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.   Memorial donations may be directed to the Evangelical and Renewal Committee of the Church of the Redeemer, 201 S. Wilbur Ave., Sayre, PA 18840.  Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  –Towanda Daily Review May 10, 2005.

STEVENS –CHRISTINE A. WRIGHT, 101, formerly of South Waverly, Pa., died Thursday, June 17, 1993, at the Niagara Lutheran Delaware Home in Buffalo.  Born March 6, 1892 in Sayre, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Carrie Murdock Stevens.  Mrs. Wright was a graduate of Mansfield State College and the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing.  She was employed as a registered nurse at the Guthrie Clinic, the Robert Packer Hospital and Sayre House in Sayre. Mrs. Wright was also employed by the Tioga General Hospital in Waverly for many years.  She was an active member of the Lt. Asa Stevens Chapter Daughter of the American Revolution in Standing Stone.  She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Wright of Chicago, Ill.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Madolyn and Earl Olson of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; Beverly and Kenneth King of Buffalo; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Fran Wright of San Jose, Calif.; Anson and Elaine Wright of Union City, Pa.; a daughter-in-law, Yvette Wright of Waverly; a sister, Erma Stevens of Towanda; 25 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred C. Wright, by a daughter and son-in-law, Jean and George Lang and by two sons, Gordon, and John Wright.  The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Alteri Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, 1993 at the funeral home with the Rev. Benjamin L. Lentz, rector of the Church of Redeemer, Sayre, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Tioga Point Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review.

STILLMAN - Gary L. Stillman, 55, of Sayre, died on April 8, 2008 at the Robert Packer Hospital Hospital. Gary was born on Sept. 22, 1952 the son of the late Glen W. Jr. and Ruth MacIntoch Stillman. Gary was predeceased by his parents, 1994, and his son, Jamie Stillman, 2006. He is survived by: his wife, Barbara Stillman, 26 years at home; children, Gary Lee Jr. and Chrissy Stillman, Sayre, Katie and Darin Decker, Sayre, Brock and Cheryl Stillman, Sayre, Casey and Cory Stillman at home, Sayre; siblings, Richard and Linda Stillman, East Smithfield, Frank (Tiger) and Terry Stillman, Waverly, Elizabeth and Rick Twigg, Nebraska, Gail and Tom Chilson, Wysox, and Sue Dodge, Hazelton, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; 14 nieces and nephews; several aunts and uncles; and good buddies at the Hofbaru, Sayre. He was a very devoted husband and loving father. Gary served in Vietnam and was later employed with Ingersoll-Rand, Athens for 34 years as a Heat Treater. He was an avid Nascar fan. He was a member of the Skiff-Bower Post VFW, Sayre, American Legion Post 283, Milltown, Diahoga Hose Company #6, Athens, and the Scuba Dive Team, GVEMS, Sayre. Friends and family may call on at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 11, 2008. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Sharon Lowery officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery; Athens; military honors will be accorded. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Bridge, P.O. Box 202, Sayre, PA 19940. - Sayre Morning Times, 8 April 2008

STONE, Maurice M. (Stoney)
Age 82, formerly of 233 W. 14th St. Elmira Heights, NY, died Saturday, July 13, 1996 at the Robert Packer Hospital after an extended illness. Born in Pumpkin Hill, Pa, February 17, 1914, the son of Milton and Lucy Smith Stone, he was employed at Remington Rand, Elmira and N.C.R., Ithaca prior to his retirement in 1979.He then owned and operated a Finders/Keepers Store in Elmira until 1988. He was member of the Eagle’s Club and the I.A.M. Union , both of Elmira. Survived by his wife, Dorothy, of Sayre; sons and daughters-in-law, Carl and Darlene Stone of Bonham, TX, Fred and Michiko Stone of Everett, Wash, Duane and Jean Stone, of Olympia, Wash, Allan and Shirley Stone of Tampa, Fl; step-children, Charles and Georgia Boughton, Jr. of Sayre, and Vicki and Craig Alderman of Sayre; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sister, Velma Menechella of Elmira; brother , Kenneth Stone of Texas; several nieces and nephews and foster children. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens on Tuesday from 7-9PM. Funeral Services will be held there Wednesday at 2:00 PM. His nephew, Kenneth Stone, will officiate. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.

STEPHEN M. STONE of 414 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa., went to Heaven on Monday, October 27, 2014 at the age of 55 after a shortened life by cancer. Stephen was born in Longview, Wash., on September 15, 1959, the son of Byron Delane Stone and Bobie Lou Whitney Stone. He was a graduate of Kelso High School, Kelso, Wash., class of 1977. In early years, Stephen operated his own chimney sweep business in Longview and later served as a Corpsman with the U.S. Navy. Following completion of his military service, Stephen worked in the medical field at several hospitals in Washington State and was later employed as a licensed practical nurse at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre and for United Health Services. He was employed by Lowes from 2005 until his retirement in 2010. Stephen enjoyed spending time with his family and faithful canine companion "Tiny." sharing stories, going to the beach, music and traveling. Surviving are his wife, Deborah Coyle Stone whom he married on May 9, 1987, sons and daughters-in-law, Jeremiah S. and Kayla Stone of Big Flats, N.Y., Joshua M and Ashley Stone of Waverly, N.Y., granddaughter, Ava, sisters, Lynette Hunter of Springfield, Mo., Janelle Williams and husband Mark of Olympia, Wash., Joy McNealy and husband Mark of Centralia, Wash., brother, Michael Stone and wife Ann Marie of Longview, Wash., twin brother, Nate Stone and wife Teri of Longview, Wash., father-in-law and mother-in-law, Art and Lois Coyle of South Waverly, Pa., as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and grandparents. The family will receive friends on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. Officiating will be his brother-in-law, Pastor Richard Coyle. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa., with the Valley Color Guard according full military honors.

Contributions may be directed to the National Parkinsons Foundation or to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (specific to research regarding small cell carcinoma esophageal cancer) in Stephen's memory. –Carol Brotzman

STREBY - Edna C. Hausknecht, 92, of Altoona, Pa., formally of Sayre, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009.  She was born Aug. 5, 1917 in Overton, Pa., the daughter of the late Paul E. and Ethel S. FARRELL Streby.  Edna was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church for over 50 years. In December of 1941 Edna married DeVere C. Hausknecht and in 1990, Edna and DeVere celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at the Athens Methodist Church with their family and friends. She was a home maker and enjoyed spending time with her family.  She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, DeVere C. in 1994; and son DeVere O. in 2007.  Edna is survived by her children, Robert and Sandra Hausknecht of Emmous, Pa. and Sharon and Gerald Moran of Altoona, Pa.; daughter-in-law, Carol Hausknecht of Sayre, Pa., seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, at Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Marty Bovee officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the: Athens United Methodist Church, 118 South Main Street, Athens, PA 18810.  29 October 29 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

STRECK –IDA S. SPENCER, 55, formerly of 416 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born Dec. 9, 1950 in Lock Haven, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Clarence Streck Sr. and the late Nona Yaggie Streck.  Ida was a graduate of Canton High School, class of 1969. She was member of the Grover Baptist Church, Grover, Pa. On Feb. 5, 1981, she married William Henry Spencer III, who preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 2003.  She is survived by brothers, Harry Streck and his wife Connie Streck of Barton, N.Y., Gary Streck of Craigsville, Va., Richard Streck and his wife Linda Streck of West Virginia, Clarence Streck Jr. of Wellsboro, Pa., Charles Streck and his wife Susie Streck of Buena Vista, Calif.; her sister, Ann Streck of Canton, Pa; her mother-in-law, Shirley Spencer of Barton, N.Y.; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ward Spencer and Annette Spencer of Sayre; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Streck in 1954.  A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. –Towanda Daily Review.

CHARLES J. STREETER, 50 of 107 S. Main St., Athens died Monday August 3, 1986 unexpectedly at his home.  He was born in McNett Township, Pa.,
October 10, 1936 a son of Ray and Hilda Hunter Streeter.  He was employed at Robert Packer Hospital in the housekeeping department for 12 years.  He was a resident of the Valley area most of his life.  He is survived by two brothers, Cecil Streeter of Gaithersburg, Maryland and James Streeter of Athens; one sister, Mrs. Francis Patricia Williams of Athens; a grandmother, Mrs. Daisy Hunter of Troy RD 3; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home S. Main St., Athens Tuesday from 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert F. Finch officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorials may be directed to the Bradford County Cancer Society, S. Main St., Athens.  –Towanda Daily Review

STROCK –ELEANOR IRIS ‘ELLIE’ STROCK REEVES, 58, of Milan, Pa., passed away Saturday evening, July 19, 2014 at her home following declining health. Ellie was born June 4, 1956 in New York, N.Y. Ellie provided private home health care for area families for a number of years. Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family. Surviving are her husband Robert M. Reeves; children: David J. Valenzuela of Wysox, Jean M. Strock of Towanda; step-sons Robert M. Reeves II and wife Nicole of Exeter, Pa., Jamison R. Reeves and wife Lisa of East Smithfield; grandchildren Ocianna and Kegan; step-grandchildren Prestyn and Natali Reeves; sister, Melody Strock of New York, N.Y., and her special mother Jean L. Reeves of Milan. She was preceded in death by a son Kurtis Jordan Strock on August 31, 2006. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, July 25, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, Pa. Interment will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 7/27/2014

KURTIS JORDAN STROCK, 26, of Milan, Pa., died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Kurtis was born Sept. 18, 1979 in Sayre, Pa., and was a graduate of Athens Area High School.  While in high school, Kurtis received achievement awards in robotics.  He was formerly employed by The Daily Review in Towanda, Pa., and by Proctor & Gamble in Mehoopany, Pa.  At the time of his death, Kurtis was employed by Hurley's Market in North Towanda.  Kurtis will be remembered as a friend to everyone and for his joyful personality.  He greatly loved music, movies the outdoors and hunting.
Kurtis very lovingly and generously expressed his desire to be an organ donor.  Even with all the many gifts he gave throughout his life, Kurtis gave the greatest gift at the time of his death, the gift of life.  Surviving are: his mother and her husband, Eleanor and Robert Reeves of Milan; his father, James Butcher, his wife and their children, Reuben and Cheyenne; his very special sister, in whom Kurtis placed his confidence and respect, Jean M. Strock of Milan; his brother, David J. Valenzuela and his wife, Amanda, of Wysox; his stepbrothers, Robert M. Reeves, Roger L. Reeves and Jamison R. Reeves, all of Milan; his paternal grandmothers, Jean L. Reeves of Milan and Beatrice Butcher of Granville, Pa.; a niece, Ocianna A. Valenzuela; a nephew, Kegan C. Valenzuela; an aunt, Sherrie Shoemaker of North Carolina; uncles, Richard Reeves and his wife, Karen Reeves, and family of Erie, Pa., Rich Fontanez and his wife, Kathy Fontanez, and family of Elmira, N.Y.; and his longtime companion, Bonnie M. Allen.  He was preceded in death by his two uncles Ronald Reeves and Roger Reeves. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  A vigil prayer service will be held Tuesday evening at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda.  Interment will follow at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Bradford County YMCA, 9 College Ave., Towanda, Pa. in memory of Kurtis J. Strock.  –Towanda Daily Review

STRONG –ELEANOR L. ANTHONY, 82, of Milan, Pa., died Monday May 17, 1999, at the Bradford County Manor.  Born May 17, 1917 in Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., she was the daughter of Robert and Laura McClure Strong.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Milan.  She was a graduate of troy High School class of 1935.  She served in the Milan Election Board for may years.  An avid basketball fan, she was well-known for her sense of humor.  She was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She is survived by her daughter, Marjorie L. Buscher of Williamsville, N.Y.; her sons and daughters-in-law, Gerry and Pat Anthony of Bentley Creek, Pa., and Tom and Rosemary Anthony of Sayre, Pa.; eight grandchildren, Julia Buscher of Las Vegas, Nev., Dawn and Daniel Buscher of Williamsville, N.Y., Dee and Mark Anthony of Bentley Creek, Pa., Chris Borden of Bentley creek, Pa., and Denise and Krista Anthony of Sayre, Pa.; seven great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Robert Anthony of Sayre, Pa.; one niece and several nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur in 1997 and her brother, Max in 1958.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, Pa. on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Sandi Foster officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the United Methodist Church, Milan, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

STRONG Eleanor L. ANTHONY, 82, of Milan, PA died Monday, May 17, 1999 at the Bradford County Manor.  Born May 17, 1917 in Columbia Cross Roads, PA she was the daughter of Robert and Laura McClure Strong.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Milan.  She was a graduate of Troy High School class of 1935.  She served on the Milan election board for many years.  She is survived by her daughter, Marjorie L. Buscher of Williamsville, NY; her sons and daughters-in-law, Gerry and Pat Anthony of Bentley Creek, PA and Tom and Rosemary Anthony of Sayre, PA; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Robert Anthony of Sayre, PA; a niece and several nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur in 1997 and her brother Max in 1958.  Funeral services were held at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens on May 21 with the Rev. Sandi Foster officiating and burial to be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the United Methodist Church in Milan, 18831 Troy Gazette Register

STROPE –ANNA V. SWARTWOOD, 75, Elba Trailer Court No. 2, Waverly died on Wednesday Sept. 17, 1986 at the Robert Packer Hospital after a brief illness. Born Aug. 12, 1911 in Powell she was the daughter of Herman and Helen Foster Strope. A long-time resident of the Valley, Mrs. Swartwood was a former employee of Blue Swan Mill in Sayre and Remington-Rand in Elmira. She retired from the Sayre Motel as a clerk in 1973. Surviving are her husband of 55 years, William at home three daughters: Mrs. William (Bobbe) Besecker of Athens, Mrs. Donald (Joan) Nolan of Sayre and Nancy Tappan of Waverly; seven grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Warren Doris) Miller of Sayre; brother, Elmer Strope of Los Angeles, Cal. one nephew and several cousins. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there at 3 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the Bradford County Unit of the American Cancer Society. –Towanda Daily Review

HAROLD STROPE SR., 75, of Athens RD 2 died Jan. 2, 1989 after an extended illness. Born Aug. 16, 1913 in Towanda, he was the son of the late George and Bertha McNeal Strope and resided in Athens most of his life. Harold served in the U.S. Army as a military policeman from Nov. 2, 1942 until Feb. 16, 1946. He was a member of the Athens American legion Post 246 and a past member of the Waverly American Legion Post 491. He is survived by one son, Harold “Sonny” Strope Jr. of Athens; one daughter, Juanita Brewer of Athens; two step-grandchildren, Dale Avondale of Elmira and Brabara Martin Kovic of Vestal, NY; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Jan. 3 from 7-9 p.m. at the Jenki8ns Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens. The funeral service will be held at the Jenkins Funeral Home Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David Wilkerson, pastor of the Valley Tabernacle Church officiating. The committal service will follow at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens with full military honors accorded. –Towanda Daily Review

HAROLD E. (SONNY) STROPE JR. of RR 2, Box 111, Athens, died Monday, April 19, 1993 at the Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. after an extended illness.  Born in Sayre, June 17, 1949 the son of Harold and Madeline Shmieg Strope, he attended Athens schools.  He was employed as a mason by R.J. Carling Co. of Athens.  He is survived by his wife, Jan at home; children; Cary Strope, David Strope and Shannon Strope all at home, Melissa Thompson of Chemung and Nicole Strope of Waverly; two grandchildren; a sister, Juanita Brewer of Athens; a half-sister, Barbara Martinkovic of Vestal, a half-brother, Dale Avondale of Elmira, several aunts, uncles, cousins and nephews.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens on Thursday from 7-9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held there on Friday at 11 a.m.  The Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church will officiate.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 411 East Third St., Williamsport, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

STROPE Nina Mae George

91, of Sayre, died on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at Elderwood Nursing Facility, Waverly, N.Y.  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.  Nina George was born Jan. 5, 1922 in Athens, the daughter of the late Florence and Nathaniel Strope, and widow of the late Irwin George.  She is survived by her son, Nate George of Sayre, and daughter, Marie George Ivey of Tampa, Fla.; her four grandsons, Gary Ivey of Sarasota, Fla., Larry Ivey of Tampa, Randy Ivey (Sheeley) of Kernersville, N.C., and Brain Ivey (Kellee) of Springhill, Fla.; her four great-grandchildren, Shawney, Brandon, Zachary and Ry-lee Ivey; and her niece, Bonnie Kaplonski of Sayre.  Nina was employed by Ingersoll-Rand of Athens for 28 years, and was a member of the West Sayre Christian Church.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 1-2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St. Waverly. The celebration of Nina’s life will follow the visitation with the Rev. James Donahoo honoring her memory at 2 p.m. A special tribute to Nina’s life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one’s favorite charity.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.   Sayre Morning Times – December 14, 2013

 

STROPE - Sara G. Strope, 12, of Athens, PA died on July 2, 2009 in North Carolina unexpectedly while on vacation.  She was born December 27, 1996 in Chapel Hill, NC the daughter of Cary Strope.  Sara attended Athens Area Schools and had just been promoted to the 7th grade. She loved playing softball, munching on skittles, and spending time with her family and friends.  She is predeceased by her maternal grandfather Harold "Sonny" Strope, great-grandfather Fritz WITMER, and cousins Allison Frisbie and Justin Decker.  Sara is survived by her mother Cary Strope at home, brother Ryan Strope at home, grandmother Jan Strope of Athens, PA, great-grandmother Virginia Witmer of Waverly, NY, uncle David (Emily Crocker) Strope of Sayre, PA, aunts Shannon (John) Kellam of Sanford, NC, Juanita (Brian Peet) Brewer of Sayre, PA, Kim Witmer of Waverly, NY, Sherry (Larry) Frisbie of Sayre, PA , Lynne (Greg) Lane of Sayre, PA , Jill (Jim) Lastufka of Lockwood, NY, cousin Dylin Strope of Sanford, NC , several cousins, and many special friends from Athens Area  Schools.  Friends and family may call on Friday, July 10, 2009 from 12pm-3pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral services will follow at 3pm at the funeral home with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield from the Waverly United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made in Sara's memory to: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main Street, P.O. Box 191, Athens, PA 18810 to help offset the cost of the funeral expenses.  Lowery Funeral Home obit.

 

STROUD Charlotte E. Stroker

92, of Waverly, NY, formerly of Athens, PA died Saturday, March 19, 2011 at ElderWood at Tioga.  She was born on June 2, 1918 in Athens, PA, the daughter of the late Frank and Cora Ellis Stroud.   Charlotte was a member of the Athens First United Methodist Church. She was a former member of the Civil Defense. Charlotte owned and operated Ray’s Inn with her husband for 26 years and was widely known for her Veal Cutlets. She also enjoyed making Afghans and was known for how beautiful they were.  She is predeceased by her husband Raymond Brennan, 1979, and her second husband Edward Stroker, 2005, granddaughter Michelle Brennan, step-son Frank Stroker, brothers Alfred, Arthur, Frank, Howard, and Charles Stroud, sisters Gert Daskam, Dorothy Shannon, Louella Arnold, and Ann Rose. Charlotte is survived by her son Richard R. (Joyce) Brennan of Athens, PA, step-children Mark (Joan) Stroker of Litchfield, PA, Tim (Carrie) Stroker of Milan, PA, and Sharon Spears of NJ, nieces Susan (Terry) Depew of Athens, PA, and Jody (Bob) Smith of East Smithfield, PA, grandchildren Raymond (Raymeta) Brennan of Kershaw, SC, Stanley (Mary) Brennan of Sheshequin, PA, and Stacey (Tim) Reed of Heathesville, VA, several step grandchildren,10 great-grandchildren, numerous great-great grandchildren, and several nieces, and nephews. Friends and family may call on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA, 225 South Main Street, Athens. Funeral Services will follow at the Funeral Home at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Martin Bovee officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Charlotte’s memory to the American Diabetes Foundation, 65 Elizabeth Ave., Suite 502, Bethlehem, PA 18018 Attn: Wilkes-Barre Office.   Sayre Morning Times – March 22, 2011

 

STROUD Jane Ellen Churchman of Elmira, died April 1, 2010 at her home.  Jane was the daughter of the late Richard and Ruth (PARK) Stroud. She was predeceased by her husband Raymond J. Churchman in 1999.  Jane is survived by her son Mark (Linda) Churchman of Elmira Heights; daughter Rae Anne (Raymond) Windsor of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; grandchildren, Brett Churchman, currently serving in the military, stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash., Alexandra Churchman of Astoria, N.Y., Katherine Windsor of Laguna Niguel, Calif., and Janelle (Steven) Mousseau of Costa Mesa, Calif.; along with several uncles, aunts, and cousins. Jane retired from American Bridge Division in 1985, and then worked for Dr. Edward Clarke until 1999.  It was Jane’s request that there be no calling hours or funeral services.  Interment will take place at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Jane’s name to the SPCA, Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home, Elmira.  April 3, 2010, Sayre Morning Times.

 

DUANE L. STRUPPLER JR., 18 of 306 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre died on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005 as a result of an automobile accident.  Duane was born on July 25, 1987 in Sayre to his loving parents Duane and Anna Hall Struppler.  Duane graduated from Sayre High School in 2005 where he was active in sports.  He was a four year letterman in football where he was captain of the team for three years.  He was also a three year letterman in basketball and baseball.  Duane was an all-star in all three sports.  He was mentioned in the Prep Star magazine all regions team and was an honorable mention on the All-American team for football.  Duane was attending East Stroudsburg University on a scholarship as a red shirt quarterback for the football team.  Duane also loved to hunt and fish with his dad and many friends.  He loved spending time with his family and friends.  Duane is survived by his parents and sister, Alisha at home.  He is also survived by: grandparents, Patricia Hall of Sayre, Rebecca Miller of Sayre and Richard Matherson of Tampa, Fla.; uncles, Tom Hall of Apalachin, N.Y., Allan (Beverly) Hall of Athens, Joseph (Jessica) Hall of Sayre, Larry (Linda) Hall of Athens, Robert Hall of Florida, Pat (Lori) Hall of Waverly, Brandon Hall of Sayre, Ronald Hall of Athens, Tony Matherson of Tampa, Fla., Joe Miller of Sayre and Otto Miller of Sayre; aunts, Susan (Dennis) Robbins of Sayre, Laurie (James) Ervin of Athens, Sheryl (Charles) Anderson of North Carolina, Chrissy Matherson of Tampa, Fla. and Danelle Matherson of Tampa, Fla.; great-uncle, Ardel Culver of Sayre; and great-grandmother, Paula Dunn.  He is also survived by girlfriend, Chrystal Rivera of Athens and special friend, Dan Guinane of Sayre.  He is predeceased by uncles, Dale and David Hall and grandfather, Harold L. Hall.  A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday Jan. 4, 2006 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral home, 126 N. Elmer Ave. in Sayre.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006 at 6 p.m. at the Sayre High School Auditorium with Rev. James Donahoo officiating.  Those attending the services are encouraged to park in the Brock Street parking lot of the high school.  Burial will be held on Saturday Jan. 7, 2006 at 11 a.m. in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens.  In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that memorial donations in Duane’s name be made to the Sayre Redskins Club, Sayre High School, 333 West Lockhart St., Sayre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

STURDEVANT –ELEANOR S. HOLDEN, 89, of 620 N. Keystone Ave., South Waverly was called home to be with her Lord, whom she loved and served at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2001 from the emergency room at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born March 2, 1912 in Mecklenburg, N.Y. she was the daughter of the late Howard G. and Stella Mickel Sturdevant.  She is the wife of the Rev. David W. Holden, whom she married Oct. 16, 1937 and is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Sherril H. and the Rev. Kenneth R. Pope of South Waverly; one granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Valerie Joy and Timothy L. Depue of Bloomington, Ind.; one grandson, James V. Pope of Philadelphia and four great-grandchildren, Andrew, Ashleigh, Carissa and Kimberly Depue of Bloomington, Ind.  She was predeceased by one daughter, Stella-Marie Holden in 1949.  Mrs. Holden was greatly loved and was widely-known for her Bible teaching abilities in many area evangelical churches as well as her work in Child Evangelism Fellowship of Bradford County in the late 1940s.  She had founded the Bible Lighthouse Book Store in South Waverly on Oct. 23, 1954.  On July 23, 1950 she and her husband founded the ministry of Bible Lighthouse, with the first paid program on the local radio station on that date.  For forty years, she and her husband worked together on the daily live radio broadcasts.  Bible Lighthouse was incorporated as a non-profit Bible teaching ministry on Dec. 18, 19560 and has since been operated by a board of directors.  Upon their retirement, their son-in-law and daughter became the general directors and the ministry continues with the same avowed purpose for which it was founded.  Now heard over WPEL in Montrose, the daily live broadcasts now reaches a far greater audience, which is augmented with four translators, two of which are sponsored by Bible Lighthouse.  Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Bible Lighthouse with her pastor, Dr. David Thompson of the South Apalachin Baptist Church, Apalachin, N.Y. officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bible Lighthouse, 618 N. Keystone Ave., South Waverly.  The family will provide flowers.  Memorials may be directed to Bible Lighthouse, P.O. Box 99, Sayre, Pa.  Arrangements are under the direction of Jim Bowen of the Alteri Funeral Home in Sayre.  –Towanda Daily Review

STURROCK –JEAN STURROCK BARNES,, 87, of Tara Parkway, Sayre, died at home Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, following an extended illness. Born Dec. 7, 1916 in Athens, Jean was the daughter of James and Helen Lawrence Sturrock. A graduate of Athens High School, she was the valedictorian of the Class of 1934. She and her sister Louise owned and operated the Jean-Louise Coffee Shop in Athens where she met her future husband, John H. Barnes. She was a clerk at Athens Pharmacy for 11  Jean was an avid Yankees fan all of her life and enjoyed playing piano and dancing. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Athens. Her husband, John, predeceased her in April 1997; and her brother, James L. Sturrock, in January 1997. She is survived by: her son, Jim Barnes of Aurora, Colo.; son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Kathleen Barnes of Buffalo, N.Y.; a daughter, Linda Smith and her partner Bill Ward of Hagerstown, Md.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Louise S. McCormick of Buffalo; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call Sunday, Oct. 24 from 2-6 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens. A prayer service will be held Monday, Oct. 25 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Athens, with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating. The family will provide the flowers. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be made to the Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services, 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, PA 18840. Evening Times October 22, 2004 Submitted by Carol Brotzman

SULLIVAN Adelaide M. Rosenbloom Paluzzi
87, a former Valley Business Woman, died
at the Bradford County Manor in Burlington, Pa., on Oct. 30, 2010. She was born on June 9, 1923 in Geneva, N.Y., the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Dewyer Sullivan. Adelaide's first husband Byron Rosenbloom and his three brothers started Jay Furniture Company in 1937 with stores in Olean and Geneva, N.Y., and in 1942 in Athens, Pa. Byron and Adelaide moved to Athens in 1951 to manage the Jay Furniture Company and after Byron's passing in 1960, Adelaide remained as manager until 1964 when she and her son David Rosenbloom purchased the store and in 1967 opened Jay Carpet Center. In 1962, she married Jim Paluzzi and was very active in the Paluzzi Clothing Store in Sayre and Towne Toggery in Athens until Jim's passing in 1994. She retired in December of 1988 from Jay Furniture and Jay Carpet Center and David and his family continue to run the family business up to the present time.  Adelaide was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a member of the Epiphany Church, Sons of Italy Roma Madre Lodge No. 1342, and a former member of Shepard Hills Country Club. She is predeceased by her first husband Byron Rosenbloom in 1960, second husband James Paluzzi in 1994, and sister Helen Sykes in 2001.  Adelaide is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Laura Rosenbloom of Athens, Pa.; grandson Jay (Taunya) Rosenbloom of Athens, Pa.; granddaughter Jill (Jim) Lister of Athens, Pa.; and great-grandchildren Austin, Logan, and Mason Lister, and Nicholas, Troy, and Sydney Rosenbloom; niece Elaine (Al) Kernitsky of Rochester, N.Y.; nephew Richard (Teresa) Sykes of Sayre, Pa.; two great-nieces, and many special caregivers. Friends and family may call on Nov. 2, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, 304 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa., with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  Family will provide flowers, memorial donations may be made in Adelaide's memory to: Tioga Point Cemetery, 803 North Main Street, Athens, PA 18810 or Bradford County Manor , RR 3, Box 322, Troy, PA 16947, or a charity of one's choice. - Towanda Daily Review, November 1, 2010

SUTTON –MARY L. WELLS, 76 of Athens, died Sunday, May 20, 2001 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre following an extended illness.  Born Aug. 16, 1924 in Waverly, N.Y. she was the daughter of George and Mary Daly Sutton.  Mary graduated from Waverly High School of Nursing in 1945.  She worked at Robert Packer Hospital as a registered nurse for over 40 years, retiring in 1986.  After her retirement, she volunteered with the American Rd Cross at the Bloodmobile, Robert Packer Hospital and Birth Right.  She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, the Legion of Mary and the Pro-Live Chairperson.  She was a member of the Robert Packer Alumni Association, a charter member of the Women’s Memorial at Arlington Cemetery, a member of the Cadets Nursing Corps, a member of the Skiff Bower Post 1536 VFW Auxiliary of Sayre, a member of the Fort Sullivan Post 246 American Legion Auxiliary of Athens, a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader and a member of the Pennsylvania PTA Association.  She was predeceased by her; husband, Gerald Wells in 1998; two infant sons, George in 1953 and Gerard in 1961; sister, Jane Caverly in 1999.  She is survived by her daughters, Paul Jane Webster of Jacksonville, Fla. and Rita Ann Metzger of Eatontown, N.J.; daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret Mary and Richard Zimmer of Athens, and Mary Ellen and David Garland of Vinton, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Timothy Gerald and Patricia Wells of Mentor, Ohio; five granddaughters, Melinda Brooks, Theresa Winslow, Kara Wells, Colleen Zimmer, and Erin Garland; three great-grandchildren, Rachel and Tyler Winslow and Emily Rose Brooks; sister, Genevieve Brown of Waverly, N.Y., several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call today at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  A prayer service will be held at the funeral home Wednesday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Athens.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. or a charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review

SUTRYK LAURA BEAN COWLES
Laura Bean Our precious Laura, 43, went home on October 5, 2006 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She died at the Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, NY, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Bath, NY, she was the daughter of Frank and Rhoda Sutryk. She and her husband, Paul Cowles just celebrated their 3rd anniversary. Laura grew up in Bradford, NY, and moved to Waverly after graduation. She worked many years at the Chemung Canal Trust Company in Waverly, where many knew her winning ways and remarkable sense of humor. She is survived by her husband, Paul; and children, Tara Joy Bean, Jesse Bean, Makayla Bean, Emily Cowles, Zachary Cowles, and Nathaniel Cowles; and granddaughter, Brooke Laura Joy Bean. She is also survived by her parents; her grandmother, Genevieve York; and her brothers and sisters, Terri Sutryk, Melanie Robertson, Stephen and Tresfina Sutryk, Brian and Karen Sutryk, Valerie and Jack Short, Jaime and Janeen Sutryk, Robin and Todd Blauvelt, Rebecca and Sam Miller, Amy and Brent Jaworski, Frank and Shannon Sutryk, and Debora Beatty. Laura was blessed with many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends. Calling hours will be held at the Blauvelt Funeral Home in Waverly, NY, on Sunday, October 8, from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. Memorial services will also be held at the funeral home on Monday, October 9 at 11 a.m. Burial services will follow at Tioga Point Cemetery

SWARTWOOD,  Caroline E. SWARTWOOD CHILSON WESCOTT, 99, formerly of Page Manor, Athens, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2003 at the Bradford County Manor.  Born March 3, 1904 in Sayre, she was the daughter of William H. and Mary Elizabeth RYMEL SWARTWOOD.  She was formerly an owner and operator of Wescott Red & White Store in Pine City, N.Y. She was also formerly employed at Remington Rand in Elmira and as a telephone operator in Sayre.  Caroline was a member of the Sayre Christian Church, and her name was included in the time capsule that was installed when the church was first built.  She is survived by: a son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Elaine CHILSON of Orange Park, Fla.; grandchildren, Jan C. CHILSON of Orange Park and Jeffrey Chilson of Norfolk, Va.; seven great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; stepdaughter, Nedi GERNET of Columbia Cross Roads; several stepgrandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren and stepgreat-great-grandchildren; and several nieces.  She was predeceased by: her first husband, Clinton CHILSON; her second husband, Howard WESCOTT; and several brothers and sisters.  Family and friends may call Friday, Nov. 14 from 1-2 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral and committal services will follow Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with her pastor, the Rev. James DONAHOO, officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.

 

JOHN JAMES SWEENEY, 90, of Sayre, PA passed away on Wednesday, July 02, 2014 at Robert Packer Hospital, surrounded by family following a brief illness. He was born on March 11, 1924 in Sayre, PA, the son of the late Fred E. and Catherine McGuirk Sweeney. John was a graduate of Sayre High School and St. Bonaventure College. John was a Veteran of the United States Navy serving during WWII from 1941-1947. He was employed with L.V.R.R. as a District Claim Agent and Bob Beirne Law Office, prior to retiring. John was a member of the Church of Epiphany in Sayre, ELKS Lodge #1148 in Sayre, Moose in Waverly, and the Catholic War Vets. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, who especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. After his retirement, he spent his time taking his grandchildren to and from school, attending their events, and spending quality time with them. He is predeceased by his brothers Paul and Frederick and sister Maureen. John is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years Charlotte at home, daughter Margy Sweeney of Sayre, PA, son Brian Sweeney of Holden, MA, son and daughter-in-law Kevin and Jodea Sweeney of Waverly, NY, grandchildren Carin, Matthew, Timothy, Kristin, Natalie, Erin, Veronica, Delanie, and Marnie, sister Kathleen Sweeney of Sayre, PA, and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 9:30am at the Church of the Epiphany, 304 South Elmer Avenue, Sayre, PA with the Rev. Andrew Hvozdovic officiating. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made in John’s memory to the Wounded Warriors Project, 310 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA. –Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home notice

SWEENEY –KATHRYN P. BALLORD, 70, of 781 S. Main St., Athens died Tuesday Feb. 9, 1988 at the Bradford County Manor following a brief illness. Mrs. Ballord was born in Troy, Pa. on July 9, 1917, the daughter of George H. and Elizabeth E. Peters Sweeney. She had been a resident of the Valley for 48 years and was a member of the Athens First Church. She is survived by her husband, Earl Ballord at home; one son, Robert Fox, Athens; one daughter, Mrs. Randy (Kathy) Pettit, Waverly, two step-daughters: Mrs. Lee (Pamela) Diehl, Sayre and Mrs. Frank (Ann) Marsicane, Whitesboro, N.Y.; a daughter-in-law, Loretta Fox, Bradford, Pa.; three granddaughters and three grandsons; one brother, Willard Sweeney, Canton and two nieces. She was preceded in death by a son, James Fox in 1983. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 South Main St., Athens on Thursday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Diehl officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed the the Spalding Memorial Library, Athens. –Towanda Daily Review

 

SWEET Iris M. Gerould

Age 95, died at her daughter's home in Waverly, New York, Thursday, December 8, 2011. Born June 10, 1916 in Sheshequin, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late John and Jennie Ammerman Sweet. She is survived by her son, Philip (Toni) Gerould of Palatine, Ill, 2 daughters: Barbara (Berry) Jones of Greensboro, NC, and Patricia (Victor) Evans of Waverly, New York, 7 Grand Children and 7 Great Grand Children, several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband Charles who died February 12, 1985.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 2:00-3:00 P.M., Saturday, December 10, 2011, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Iris’s life will follow the visitation with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield honoring her memory at 3:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung Street, Waverly, New York or Lourdes Hospice, 169 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, New York, 13905. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania. Those wishing may send a private sympathy message of remembrance for Iris’s family.   Sayre Morning Times - December 9, 2011

 

SWINGLE –MARGARET SWINGLE WEAVER, 89 of Athens died Sunday, July 1, 2001 at the Bradford County Manor.  Born Sept. 19, 1911 in Tresslerville, Pa., she was the daughter of Daniel and Ada Stevens Swingle.  She was a graduate of Waymart, Pa. High School and Wayne Commercial Business School.  She attended Penn State College and was graduated from the Robert Packer School of Nursing class of 1934.  She worked at the Robert Packer Hospital until her retirement in 1976, then continued her hospital affiliation when she became a volunteer in 1985.  She logged over 4,100 hours and was named volunteer of the year for 1996-1997.  She was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church and the Robert Packer Hospital Nurses Alumni Association.  She was predeceased by her husband, John in 1980 and a grandson in 1969.  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Ann Weaver of Athens; grandchildren, Christine and Vincent Arena of Wysox and William J. Weaver of Sayre; great-granddaughter, Lauren Arena of Wysox; sister and brother-in-law, Laura and Benjamin Davis of Maryland; and several nieces and nephews.  At Margaret’s request, there will be no calling hours.  A memorial service will be held at the Athens United Methodist Church, Athens, July 28, 2001 at 11 a.m.  Private interment will be held in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to Athens United Methodist Church, Project Renewal, 118 S. Main St., Athens, PA or the charity of one’s choice.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens.  –Towanda Daily Review
 

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